Monday Forum: October 16, 2017

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1,550 Responses to Monday Forum: October 16, 2017

  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nopers are virtually imprisoned, 59 percent is an absolute disaster.

    I am hoping that those still to vote have been doing what medicos call watchful waiting, and are now getting very cluey about what a ‘yes’ vote might mean. I think the percentage of late votes will heavily favour the ‘no’ position.

  2. Tintarella di Luna

    I am hoping that those still to vote have been doing what medicos call watchful waiting, and are now getting very cluey about what a ‘yes’ vote might mean. I think the percentage of late votes will heavily favour the ‘no’ position.

    Lizzie you’re either starting early or finishing late. Good morning and good morning

  3. Tintarella di Luna

    Mark A
    #2526195, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:32 am
    Thank you Tom.

    What Mark A said

  4. JC

    Tom
    #2526192, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:24 am
    For JC: Varvel again.

    The symptom is the 55 buck coffee, Tom.

  5. JC

    Tom
    I had a secret. 100% failsafe way of predicting the top of the stock market, or Wall Street peak.
    When Lehman bros was hiring like mad and paying really stupid prices for intern salaries, it was a Wall Street top. I should have followed it and made a fortune. Now they aren’t around 🙂

  6. Mike of Marion

    Tom. Thank you for your daily efforts – much appreciated.

  7. notafan

    Monty I suspect that most no voters will stick with truth and their consciences and refuse to acknowledge the farcical dictates of their betters.

    You can’t make truth out of a lie and that’s a fact.

    When the triumphant Marxists march in demanding this consequential change and that consequential change heels in will be dug and you’ll huff and puff about sore losers.

    I see you’ve had nothing to say about go in hard Hannah.

  8. notafan

    How did Victoria end up with dunderhead dunce Dan who has the intellectual depth of a puddle as Premier?

    Vacous shallow pretentious amoral git.

    In reality he should have topped out as a section manager at Kmart.

  9. feelthebern

    Uncle George has learned from the best grifters ever to walk the earth – the Clintons & their foundation.

    George Soros Transfers $18 Billion to His Foundation, Creating an Instant Giant

    George Soros, who built one of the world’s largest fortunes through a famous series of trades, has turned over nearly $18 billion to Open Society Foundations, according to foundation officials, a move that transforms both the philanthropy he founded and the investment firm supplying its wealth.
    Now holding the bulk of Mr. Soros’s fortune, Open Society has vaulted to the top ranks of philanthropic organizations, appearing to become the second largest in the U.S. by assets after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Open Society has funded refugee relief, public-health efforts and other programs.

  10. areff

    I once (45 years ago), in the throes of …. never mind …. used VapoRub mistakenly for Vaseline.

    Try mistaking your wife’s exfoliating creme for hemorrhoid ointment.

  11. Senile Old Guy

    A spokesman for NESA said the question on Mango was only worth two marks and was “challenging but not that hard”. “We like works from Australian writers and this one happened to be Indigenous which is a great thing.”

    So it’s great that the author was Indigenous? Racist and tokenist.

    NESA is standing by van Neerven and have extended their full support. “We also want to congratulate her for being selected and having a piece in the English HSC exam, which is a highly regarded exam.”

    A “highly regarded exam”? Really?

    This barrage of abuse is especially disappointing, the spokesperson said, given how the NSW curriculum condemns cyber-bullying and works to promote tolerance and diversity.

    The “poem” (cited in full earlier) is crap.

    Van Neerven has not yet made any comment but many literary groups including AustLit and the Australian Society of Authors have come out to champion the poet, who has won four major awards for her work.

    The “four major awards” are also crap.

    Personally, I think the students doing the exam are brilliant and everyone else is PC virtue signalling.

  12. John Constantine

    The peak of the State ponzi scheme will be when their kelptocracy frantically begin paying huge salaries for intern level orcs, but giving them extravagant job titles, and power.

    When the elite State ponzi scheme spends a lazy couple hundy million, protecting their injustice league headquarters in Canberra against attack from commoners.

    When the State ponzi scheme spend a fortune inculcating in the proles that paying more for a rationed supply is progressive compared to the old days before the kleptocracy, when they paid less for all they wanted.

    When their media run stories saying that only mass importation of refugees can save the property market from crashing.

    When the big cronyponzi super funds, using the most expensive advice start buying farmland at $2500 a lambing ewe area, just so they can get some money out of the froth and bubble system into a real asset.

  13. Senile Old Guy

    CHANNEL 9 has shocked loyal The NRL Footy Show viewers, confirming the program will undergo massive changes in a dramatic move to boot Paul “Fatty” Vautin from the panel after 23 years on the program. Vautin joins rugby league icon Darryl Brohman, who co-hosted the show from 2010, on the chopping block as Nine moves to put Erin Molan in the box seat of a revamped version of the show.

    I have no time for “Fatty” because I can’t stand him. But dumping two players and putting a woman in the top spot is typical for FTA and shows why they are tanking. (Having said that, I think Erin Molan knows her sports.)

  14. Senile Old Guy

    I know an older woman who dedicated her life to a lawn bowls club, was club president, held all the records and was beaten by a transgender (male) player and had all her records taken. She quit the sport in disgust. You have to wonder – if this is allowed, why would women keep turning up?

    That’s quite interesting. I can understand why a childhood steeped in testosterone would be helpful when running down the paddock trying to push through defenders. I’m surprised it makes much of a difference in lawn bowls where precision usually beats power. Any pop-sci theories on that one?

    No “pop-sci” but men are better at spatial tasks than women. The why and how are unknown but it is certainly the case. Theories are about throwing things to hit other things.

  15. John Constantine

    Spent the last week or so trying to slowly bleed out my TKL traka holding [ not that big] into a speculative market.

    There was a bit of potential a while back when they had their last capital raising, but the market run recently was a bit toppy, with no solid reason besides animal spirits. The re-rating trigger had no reason for sending traka up now, compared to any other day.
    The annual report shows a good little company with potential that could do with raising a bit more cash at these levels.

  16. Senile Old Guy

    That’s quite interesting. I can understand why a childhood steeped in testosterone would be helpful when running down the paddock trying to push through defenders. I’m surprised it makes much of a difference in lawn bowls where precision usually beats power. Any pop-sci theories on that one?

    And there are two power plays. One is “kill the end”. One player is in a hopeless position so hurls a bowl down with the aim of scattering all the bowls into the ditch, where they don’t count, so the end does not count.

    The other is the “surgical strike”, where the player has the three next closest bowls but the opponent has the closest. In this case, the player sends a rocket down targetting the closest bowl. If that is removed, the player gets a score of three.

    Both of these plays require a very accurate, very fast and hard bowl. Some women can do it but all men can.

    SOG has watched many hours of bowls played by some of the best in the game, male and female. The best I have seen were a Scots male and an Aussie female.

  17. calli

    SOG, men usually can handle a heavier ball because their hands are bigger and their arms stronger. They’ll easily beat a woman in those two types of strike.

    The slower the bowl, the more the bias comes into play. I suspect men and women are pretty equal there.

    Admission: I don’t play bowls but my late MIL was a fiend.

  18. NormaP

    Kudelka isn’t too bad at the Oz today. I think Bill would have gone with the same theme, drawn it better. It is not often I can’t imagine Bill doing better with the latest events than Kudelka, but today is good. I like Zanetti – wish the Oz would employ him, at least for Kudelka’s day off. Clement is dreadful.

  19. Baldrick

    Personally, I think the students doing the exam are brilliant and everyone else is PC virtue signalling.

    Never fear, Tim’s on the case to track down those evil, vicious verse villains:

    Tim Soutphommasane ✔ @timsout
    Disappointing that students would dish out such abuse, including of the racial kind

  20. calli

    On that stupid Mango thing, did the students post abuse to the poet or did they just discuss the work on their social media?

    Some numpties are calling for them to be failed because wrongthink.

  21. srr

    So, Soros’ other cheques aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

    Goons only accepting what’s in OS.

    🙂

  22. stackja

    Mark Latham: ALP is full of useful idiots assisting cultural Marxism
    Mark Latham, The Daily Telegraph
    October 17, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    When Vladimir Lenin coined the phrase “useful idiots” in politics, he gave us a handy way of understanding Bill Shorten’s Labor Party.

    As identity politics has taken hold of our major public institutions and private companies, Labor politicians have played along.

    In wanting to help so-called “oppressed minorities”, they have fallen into the trap of naively assisting the far more dangerous agenda of cultural Marxism.

    For the cultural Marxists, the purpose of identity politics is not to empower so-called minorities but to tear down perceived majorities — most notably, white straight men.

    In the same-sex marriage debate, for instance, the Yes campaign is remarkably unconcerned by the need to protect religious freedoms.

    Christians are expected to suffer into the future, just as gays claim to have suffered in the past.

    Similarly, radical left feminists are not intent on empowering women, but disenfranchising men — to make them pay for past perceptions of privilege.

    Recently, a Mark Latham’s Outsiders viewer wrote to me describing how, in his workplace in Melbourne, men were being sacked under a policy of eliminating “stale, pale males”.

    Division of this kind is sparking bitter resentment.

    It’s destroying social capital and the cause of Labor.

    The one person with a moral duty to speak out against it is Shorten.

    Yet he sees his role as egging it on.

    This is a stunning betrayal of social democracy: a Labor leader who has lit a Bonfire of the Vengeances, with Australians fighting each other on the basis of race, gender and sexuality.

    Truly a useful idiot.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    To simplify the concept, it used to be said that poetry was the best words in the best order. Now it’s any old jumble, and if tossed together by a Native, given an imprimatur by the cognoscenti.

  24. notafan

    The reality of the poem being bad enough to provoke wide spread comment by students is very informative.

    Turning it into #fakeracism is par for the course.

    Now all those students will see the HRC and the baying progressive mob in all its glory, eyes will be opened.

    The only reason that dreadful poem got a place was because of drooling sycophantry by identity politics proles, the same ones that told queerborigine she was a poet but didn’t know it.

    Hopefully the class of 2017 will now tell the lot of them to go somewhere else.

  25. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Well, it was M0nty’s word, so it is contextualized back to his mention of a thought process he claimed Twostix held about women, not to any manifested ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stuff, Zippy.

    Monstie almost certainly didn’t use the word in the right context.

    Domination can be understood as a little discourse with the intensity ratchet up a notch or three. The roles however are always the same. The male, the dominant always leads and the female, well ultimately submits. Like your Tango analogy you mentioned earlier the woman may cause a little drama here and there, and she may try to initiate the game, but the man’s role is to ultimate pulls her back into line. The use of props is arbitrary and not essential, only limited by the scene the dominant wants to create in order to drive a particular level of intensity.

    Domination at its heart is a training exercise, always pushing the woman to higher levels of not just performance but performance art, where the actors are the audience. Her role is to manifest her beauty and skill for the pleasure of the dominant and accept that she will pleasured under the script the dominant chooses. A scene may look like the women might seem to initiate and man just lounging around and accepting, but the context is that the woman has been given the liberty to put herself to work and show off her training and skill. The dominants role is also to ensure the submissive always gets more than she bargained for, so as to always let her know who is the real boss.

    There is no role reversal here. So no there is no taking turns at domination.

    Monstie are you taking notes? this could save your marriage one day.

  26. notafan

    No one posted abuse to the ‘poet’.

    She’s got a six month residency in Rome, either now or coming up.

    Nice work if you can get it.

    Almost as good as being paid by Uncle George to post at the 🐈.

  27. johanna

    Leaving aside the fact that no defeated Presidential candidate has ever been considered worthy of a long interview by TheirABC, well, well:

    An Australian journalist who interviewed Hillary Clinton as part of her book promotion tour admitted she gave the failed presidential candidate an easy ride because “she’s been through enough.”

    Sarah Ferguson, an employee of the state-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), met Mrs. Clinton in New York to cover the newly-released book What Happened. In the course of their friendly discussion, the two covered a wide range of issues including the current state of U.S. politics and President Donald Trump’s performance.

    Ferguson also allowed Mrs. Clinton to vent about the forces she says blocked her gilded path to the White House – not just presidential rival Donald Trump, but Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks.

    When asked about her silence before the angry, bewildered Mrs. Clinton, Ferguson made the startling admission that she took pity on her subject.

    “I reckon she’s been through enough,” she said on WSFM when challenged on whether the pair discussed Bill Clinton’s infidelity.

    TheirABC ran innumerable paens to Obummer after Trump won the election. Now they are sympathising with That Awful Woman.

    They are still in mourning, and convinced that they are on the side of history and righteousness.

    Oh, and re Lisa whatsername going to TEN – either it will be sold or the receivers will move in. Hardly a brilliant career move.

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    She’s got a six month residency in Rome, either now or coming up.

    Her first oeuvre from those parts, written on the back of a bus ticket, will be entitled ‘Bunga, Bunga.’

  29. stackja

    Senile Old Guy
    #2526223, posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:08 am
    Erin Molan

    Erin Molan comes across as very humble. Of course, she has a good father.

  30. Baldrick

    On that stupid Mango thing, did the students post abuse to the poet or did they just discuss the work on their social media?

    calli, it’s the usual media beat-up. Some students (0.01%) weren’t impressed and sent the author messages on social media, as youngens do. The overwhelming majority (99.9%) are in support of her.

  31. Shy Ted

    I had a look at the Aboriginal poet thing. Couldn’t find “Mango” but plenty of others by Van Weirden – Chips, Buffalo Milk. I thought the Yr 12 kids were being restrained in their comments but after all she is a blackfella whitewoman.

  32. notafan

    Looks a few pointed comments at Ellen on Twitter. There is nothing on Facebook.

    Mostly internal on HSC forums.


    At the guardian

  33. Baldrick

    Here it is again:

    MANGO
    __________
    eight years old
    walking under the bridge
    scrub, swamp
    abandoned machinery
    inside of tennis balls
    bits of fences
    meeting the boys
    at the dam
    bikes in a pile
    skater shoe soles
    not cold in
    never is
    boys talking about mangoes
    slapping water
    some have never had one
    listen to the taste
    the squeeze of the cheek
    dripping chins
    a dog jumps in
    they pull on tufts of hair
    fill ears with mud
    breeze full
    clouds break
    they remember my birthday
    is tomorrow

  34. Muzzlehatch

    If students are expected to function in the current year they should be taught how to express their lack of congruence with the dominant paradigm by hateful racially charged memes and pungent shit homophobic posting. Lots to be said for homeschooling.

  35. Rabz

    Gee, thanks, Balders – self indulgent rubbish that would make the Vogons cringe.

    The HSC kiddies were way too kind.

  36. Mike of Marion

    QANTAS B787-9 on way to Honolulu – an overnight planned
    https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA7879/f3d7c1f

    Big arrival planned for tomorrow in Sydney

  37. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Lawrence detailed what she called a “degrading and humiliating” experience of being asked early on in her career to lose 15 pounds (6.8 kgs) in two weeks for a role. She was then forced to pose nude alongside thinner women for photos that she says a female producer told her would serve as inspiration for her diet, she said.

    When she tried to speak up about the demands, Lawrence said she couldn’t find a sympathetic ear from those in power.

    “I was trapped and I can see that now,” Lawrence added. “I didn’t want to be a whistle-blower. I didn’t want these embarrassing stories talked about in a magazine. I just wanted a career.”

  38. egg_

    ABC Brekky News segment with Cate McGregor plugging Hannah Mouncey live

  39. Geriatric Mayfly

    McGregor to Mouncey, “Why don’t you come up and I’ll show you my scars.”

  40. Rabz

    The “poem” (cited in full earlier) is crap.

    If you wanted to be technical about it, it ain’t even poetry. It’s prose (and cringingly godawful prose at that).

  41. srr

    🎙HITMAN WITH A W 🎙‏ @AD_WHITMAN 21h21 hours ago

    Remember when @JoyVBehar was offended by @POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’
    https://twitter.com/AD_WHITMAN/status/920092744608972800
    My @TheView: You’re a hypocrite!

    Kinda makes one impatient for the mass culling of holier-than-thou-cows 👿

  42. Senile Old Guy

    Responding to comments on several issues.

    SOG, men usually can handle a heavier ball because their hands are bigger and their arms stronger. They’ll easily beat a woman in those two types of strike. The slower the bowl, the more the bias comes into play. I suspect men and women are pretty equal there.

    Agree. My favourite bowls player was (when I first saw her) a teenage female: brilliant at tactics and playing the bias.

    On that stupid Mango thing, did the students post abuse to the poet or did they just discuss the work on their social media? Some numpties are calling for them to be failed because wrongthink.

    Social media, is my understanding. And the poem, quoted again by Baldrick, is crap, IMHO.

    The reality of the poem being bad enough to provoke wide spread comment by students is very informative. Turning it into #fakeracism is par for the course.

    Yes, it was so bad that the students discussed it. If it had been merely poor, nothing would have happened.

    Now all those students will see the HRC and the baying progressive mob in all its glory, eyes will be opened. The only reason that dreadful poem got a place was because of drooling sycophantry by identity politics proles, the same ones that told queerborigine she was a poet but didn’t know it. Hopefully the class of 2017 will now tell the lot of them to go somewhere else.

    This why I have faith in the future generation. Using the poem was (foolish and obvious) PC social engineering and the class of 2017 whacked it. The left wing types are getting into them but that only makes it worse…for the left wing types.

    Erin Molan comes across as very humble. Of course, she has a good father.

    Nothing I wrote was intended to be critical of Erin Molan, who I think really knows what she talks about. She always came across as respectful of the players she talked to and about (even when they were complete boof heads, as rugby league players sometimes are).

  43. Snoopy

    Benjamin Law all over it, doxxing like mad.

    Poisonous xunt.

  44. Baldrick

    The HSC kiddies were way too kind.

    Apparently, Mango is about cunilingus and child sex abuse.

  45. johanna

    Excellent Spike talkfest here on identity politics.

    It’s a video, an hour and a bit long, but well worth a look. There are many different perspectives on identity politics, and the audience get most of the airtime.

    The moderator looks like a young James Delingpole and rules the roost with a velvet glove over an iron fist. Will go far, IMO.

    They have a windbag leftist on the panel who claims (at about 56 mins) that he remembers exactly the date when he first heard the word “ni****ers” in 1967, and had to ask his mother what it meant. He was living in Detroit, during the riots.

    Next, he’ll be telling us that you can get pregnant from swimming in a pool where someone has tossed a used condom.

    Black conservative panellist is a young Thomas Sowell.

    Good stuff, and made me think a bit more about identity politics beyond the two-dimensional.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    If you wanted to be technical about it, it ain’t even poetry.

    The lack of structure fits the post-modernist trendiness, which dismisses discipline and flirts with gibberish.

  47. Rabz

    Via the Oz – looks like Beryl Gladyshlocklian has a very large (figurative) bottle of Grange looming on the horizon:

    The NSW government is pulling out all stops to halt the release of documents that could prove Premier Gladys Berejiklian misled the public over her controversial CBD light rail project and reveal further cost blowouts in the $2.1 billion development.

    FFS, how frigging long should it take to slap a rail line on a stretch of road 2.5 kms long? This has been blighting the city for over two years and there’s still no sign of it being completed any time soon.

    Absolutely bloody disgraceful.

  48. notafan

    Authentically Aboriginal life experience then Baldrick.

  49. Snoopy

    The lack
    of structure
    fits
    the post-modernist trendiness
    which dismisses
    discipline
    and flirts with gibberish.

  50. Muzzlehatch

    notafan
    #2526263, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Benjamin Law all over it, doxxing like mad.

    Young Master Russo did precisely the right thing and could also have taken a saltier tone with Benjamin Bum Bandit . This insufferable goading is no bad thing as it happens. Generation Z(yklon) could use a bit more radicalization.

  51. Senile Old Guy

    The education standards authority said that authors whose work appear in the exams “are not advised in advance due to security and confidentiality requirements”.

    Fairly obviously, the identity of work to be used in the HSC has to be kept private and confidential.

    But here’s another “author” I never heard of:

    Omar Sakr ✔ @OmarjSakr
    Tbh, asking a poet to analyse their poem for you demonstrates a staggering lack of imagination & critical ability to engage with literature.

    I have no idea what that means. But asking someone about their work really does not show what he says.

    Omar Sakr ✔@OmarjSakr
    These are not children, they are young adults who are presumably meant to go on to university after this exam. They are clearly unprepared.

    Nope, they are well prepared. They can identify crap, a valuable skill for university, and life.

    But the author Omar Sakr criticised this position on Twitter, saying that “since most authors have public profiles, if you are using their work, it would be a courtesy to let them know in advance”.

    Which bit of “confidential” does this nitwit not understand? And an authors work is public so there is no requirement to let them know.

    “Especially if the author is Indigenous or not white, and so particularly vulnerable to ignorant attacks and pile-ons,” he wrote. “This is ridiculous.”

    Bingo! Plays the race card! Indigenous and non-white authors require special notifications.

    Now why is Omar being quoted in The Guardian. Inquiring minds want to know!

    Son of Lebanese-Turkish Muslim migrants. Bi, geeky progressive.

    Double bingo! Bi, progressive and Muslim (at least, son of). Three of the main victim categories, as is the poet.

  52. Rebel with cause

    Erin Molan is better looking than the rest of the panel and doesn’t bore people to death with the same tired old stories.

    It’s not a gender thing, it’s the natural life cycle of TV that presenters are replaced by someone younger and better looking.

  53. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2526275, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Michel Foucault/Jacques Derrida gibberish.

  54. lotocoti

    ABC Brekky News segment with Cate McGregor plugging Hannah Mouncey live

    I thought Malcolm had had his … never mind.

  55. srr

    Snoopy
    #2526271, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Benjamin Law all over it, doxxing like mad.

    Poisonous xunt.

    Yeah, but at least that Poisonous xunt targets individuals under his own name … thank God for the free market and being able to hire private investigation and security.

  56. srr

    O’Keefe: Did NYT Fire Audience Strategy Editor Nick Dudich?
    veritasvisuals
    Oct 17, 2017
    In the wake of the American Pravda NYT series, it appears that the NYT Audience Strategy Editor Nicholas Dudich–who was featured in Parts 1 and 2–may have been fired.

    It appears that Dudich’s name has been removed from the New York Times’ phone directory since last week. Project Veritas is still waiting on confirmation from the New York Times about his firing, but the evidence seems to suggest that he may have been removed from the Times.

  57. Baldrick

    Authentically Aboriginal life experience then Baldrick.

    Very true nota.

  58. Geriatric Mayfly

    Michel Foucault/Jacques Derrida gibberish.

    I had the latter in mind stackja, but I am not sure if he wrote pomes. However, I am sure some of his more incomprehensible efforts could be twisted and contorted into leaden poesy, by stretching poetic license to its absolute limits.

  59. A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s third attempt at implementing a travel ban, which was set to go into effect Wednesday.

    What’s next: The administration is almost certain to appeal, meaning the revised ban could again reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But for now, the block means the administration cannot deny travelers from six of the eight countries officials said were either unable or unwilling to provide the information the U.S. requested for entry.

    Another glorious total victory declared by CL comes crashing down in a screaming heap.

  60. notafan

    On the face of it the ban still applies to two countries.

    You Monty are well proven as an unreliable source of information, you and one other here in the don’t trust, verify column.

    Do you have anything to say about Hannah Mincey?

  61. C.L.

    Lisa Wilkinson’s new job is a perfect laboratory for my theory that feminists now regard brown men as honorary women. If she doesn’t demand pay parity with Waleed Aly (as she did re Karl S), she is saying that Aly is an associate woman.

  62. egg_

    I thought Malcolm had had his …

    Strap on middle stump?

  63. stackja

    2 Suspected in Pennsylvania Bank Heist While Dressed as Nuns
    Two women charged with robbing a pair of New Jersey banks are also suspects in a bank heist in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns.

    This undated photo provided by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office in Hackensack, N.J., shows Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez, of New Haven, Conn. Pedraza-Rodriguez and Melisa Aquino Arias, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before a judge in Newark, N.J., on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, charged with robbing banks in Garfield, N.J., on Sept. 27, 2017, and Teaneck, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, while one or both wore head scarves. The women are also suspected of trying to rob a bank Aug. 28, 2017, in the Pocono Mountains town of Tannersville, Pa., while dressed as nuns. (Bergen County Sheriff’s Office via AP) The Associated Press

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hark ye! Lo! Yonder garden shed doth quake. Hear ye not the stirrings of a rake?

  65. I have already made one comment on that issue, nota. Suffice it to say that I suspect the players themselves had a bit to say on the subject.

  66. C.L.

    … federal judge in Hawaii

    LOL.

  67. Zyconoclast

    From Nature.com (link below)

    More dud renewable options.

    Potential for natural evaporation as a reliable renewable energy resource

    Abstract
    About 50% of the solar energy absorbed at the Earth’s surface drives evaporation, fueling the water cycle that affects various renewable energy resources, such as wind and hydropower. Recent advances demonstrate our nascent ability to convert evaporation energy into work, yet there is little understanding about the potential of this resource. Here we study the energy available from natural evaporation to predict the potential of this ubiquitous resource. We find that natural evaporation from open water surfaces could provide power densities comparable to current wind and solar technologies while cutting evaporative water losses by nearly half. We estimate up to 325 GW of power is potentially available in the United States. Strikingly, water’s large heat capacity is sufficient to control power output by storing excess energy when demand is low, thus reducing intermittency and improving reliability. Our findings motivate the improvement of materials and devices that convert energy from evaporation.

    Only 2 comments

    Ron Bauerle • 4 days ago

    I only skimmed this but searching for “electr” and “conver” I didn’t see any details on how the energy (heat?) gets converted to electricity…

    aspenboy • 21 days ago

    the cost would seem to be the main issue. At 15W/m2 at peak (and I’m assuming under 5 W/m2 on average). This translates to about 40kWh/m2/yr (incredibly low). At wholesale power prices you are talking about 4-5c/kWH so about $1.50-$2.00/m2/yr. There’s no energy extracting structure you could build that would be cheap enough and durable enough to justify building when you only get $2 per m2 per year.
    Even something like EPDM (durable rubberized membrane used for pond liners) costs ~$20/m2.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00581-w

  68. Baldrick

    Another glorious total victory declared by CL comes crashing down in a screaming heap.

    Yes m0nty, blocked by the very same judge who lost the last travel ban, but do carry on.

  69. John Constantine

    Australian ruinables energy authority boasts that two thirds of Australians support demand response electricity rationing.

    Let’s us stop and think about this.

    The State crony kleptocracy has been so successful at looting the proles that it can get the people to roll over and have the scraps of the looted power system rationed out to them.

    Once they submit and queue for rations, Comrades, they are beaten.

    East Germany, here we are.

    Comrades.

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s third attempt at implementing a travel ban

    Which will be overturned in Scotus like before.
    Does that mean the judge is the type warned about in Luke 18:1-8?

  71. Tel

    Many people think that Hawaii joined the Union in 1959, but the little known truth is that the Union joined Hawaii.

  72. Snoopy

    What’s next: The administration is almost certain to appeal, meaning the revised ban could again reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But for now,

    One wonders about the mental health of someone who celebrates the recognised. partisan, incorrect application of the law.

  73. A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s third attempt at implementing a travel ban, which was set to go into effect Wednesday.

    Another glorious total victory declared by CL comes crashing down in a screaming heap.

    Not at all. We now have a series of federal circuit judges engaged in politics. They should be disciplined or removed.

  74. Snoopy

    Worse, Monty fully understands that the black letter law jurists being appointed by Trump will never similarly abuse the law.

    Hypocritical lard.

  75. C.L.

    Wow. Huge story at The Hill …
    Obama an Hillary accepted Russian bribes for nuclear material:
    FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow.

    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

    Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

    They also obtained an eyewitness account – backed by documents – indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

    RTWT.

  76. johanna

    Overburdened
    #2525520, posted on October 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Got a lil 1950’s unimproved fibro 2br shack at the beach that needed sewer, electrics and multiple other jobs to make it a very basic renter with a plan to do it up. Time has come. The bullish now involved compared to my first reno in the olden days re BASIX, engineers, council and every other prick sticking their hand in my pocket is turning me off. It may be that it will need to stay the miserable eyesore that it is, because the only thing that makes sense would be to tear it down and build a oversized modern shit heap, which does not appeal to me.
    For all the complainers such as myself out there, you’ve gotta suck it up. It has now become unfeasible to avoid the RegulatedWalletBustingSustainableEnvironmentallySensitiveSolarPassiveNativePlantValueAddForEveryonebButTheOwner program of the current regime if you want to improve things.

    Yep,those who wail about how hard it is for young-uns to buy a house are also those who keep jacking up prices with eco-crap. For example, during the (not at all unusual) drought of 20-odd years ago around Canberra, the ruling dickheads decreed that every new build house had to have a rainwater tank. Not only did they thereby expropriate some of your property, but they foisted on you a useless (in a seven year drought) object which you had to pay for. Another sacrifice to the volcano of Gaia, at the expense of every new homebuyer.

    Your story reminds me of the common practice of migrant and other families in the 1950s and 60s of buying a block of land, putting a caravan or temporary dwelling on it, and building a house. That is how they became homeowners.

    That is illegal nowadays. Thanks, regulators! No wonder it is so hard for people with little money but who are prepared to work and sacrifice to own a home.

  77. Tel

    FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow.

    The FBI “uncovered” something that bloggers have been banging away about for years? Astounding good work! What next?

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    While on such things for M0nty’s benefit I did like the Powerline write up on the latest Uranium One stuff. We of course have discussed Uranium One, Hillary and Obama here at the Cat, and it’s fun that everything we said is now coming out. But this was the best bit:

    Bombshell Revelations about Russia and Obama’s Department of Justice

    Ironies abound: who supervised the Russia investigation? Rod Rosenstein. Who was the FBI director when the Russia probe began in 2009? Robert Mueller. Who was running the FBI when the case ended with a whimper and an apparent cover-up? James Comey. How any of these people can participate with a straight face in an investigation into President Trump’s purportedly nefarious (but, as far as we know, nonexistent) relationship with the Russian regime is beyond me.

    Oh and it’s been confirmed that Comey drafted his Hillary “exoneration” memo long before he “investigated” her. How odd.

    There does seem to be an interesting connection between all these guys. I wonder what that means for Mueller and his merry band of Dem lawyers? Hopefully a stint in a 4 x 3m Federal cell. One each: I’m a nice guy.

  79. Snoopy

    I’m surprised Monty hasn’t attempted to make anything of the latest Squirrel Zervos ploy to divert attention from the Democrat’s Harvey Clinton sexual assault embarrassment.

  80. Senile Old Guy

    Bolt, verbatim:

    Lisa Wilkinson, alleged gender warrior, demands Channel 9 pay her as much as co-host Karl Stefanovic: “I want you guys to close the ­gender pay gap.”

    So now that she’s quit to join The Project, she’s demanded to be paid no more than fellow host Waleed Aly, right? I mean, she really does demand not just gender equality but racial equality?

    Hello?

    Hmm. Yet I read this:

    Her base salary from Ten is likely to be about $1.3 million… A Nine source said Wilkinson’s reported pay packet at Ten would see her paid significantly more than The Project co-host Carrie Bickmore.

    And more than co-host Waleed, of course. Unless Channel 10 is just as allegedly mysogynist as the Channel 9 that Wilkinson has quit in disgust.

    Hahaha! Gender equality all the way to the bank. I think Lisa Wilkinson’s credibility just went up in smoke.

  81. egg_

    Has Monster bought Hildebeeste’s book?

  82. egg_

    Someone could read it to him?

  83. egg_

    I think Lisa Wilkinson’s credibility just went up in smoke.

    Will hubby be a regular guest?

  84. Roger

    Lisa Wilkinson’s new job is a perfect laboratory for my theory that feminists now regard brown men as honorary women. If she doesn’t demand pay parity with Waleed Aly (as she did re Karl S), she is saying that Aly is an associate woman.

    She’ll be paid more than Wally.

  85. Zyconoclast

    Energy Security Board chairman Kerry Schott

    Great dress sense

    Here

    and

    Here

  86. John Constantine

    If their golden calf Waleed truly isn’t paid enough to buy a house, the new recruit can’t be paid more because of equality.

    Or is it currency of value to be a revolutionary weapon in the war to genocide the economy of deplorable Australia?.

  87. Roger

    Atlas shrugged:

    Ethnic Chinese convenience store owner in Brisbane interviewed on ABC RN in regard to rise in support for PHON among small business owners.

    Key issues: Inflated electricity prices and refugees.

  88. Myrddin Seren

    Wow – SEC charges Rio Tinto and its former CEO and CFO with fraud for inflating the value of Mozambique coal assets

    SEC claims a Rio whistleblower alerted the chairman to the issue in Dec 2012, triggering Albanese’s departure a few weeks later

    Ahahahahahaha.

    That dolt Albanese paid billions to Riversdale for landmine-laden moose pasture in Mozambique that they would end up practically giving away in the finish !

    The only mitigation I can offer is that Rio foresaw the business environment becoming so bad in Australia that trying to build a greenfields coking coal mine in Mozambique made more sense than expansion in Queensland !

    Think about that – Mozambique was a better country risk than Veneztralia !!

    Speaking of Rio and an exit from pretty much everything but moving mountains of dirt and iron ore, the guy who bought the Whyalla steel works now is talking to Rio about a job lot purchase of their Aluminium assets.

    I am guessing a guy from India figures he knows how to run a business with unreliable power supplies and shit politicians to ‘navigate’.

  89. Snoopy

    Thank you, Yessers! Coming to a children’s library near you.

  90. johanna

    John Constantine
    #2526306, posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Australian ruinables energy authority boasts that two thirds of Australians support demand response electricity rationing.

    I doubt that. What was the question?

    The reality is that if people’s fridges and stoves and aircon /heating stops working, they are going to be unforgiving. Politicians know that, and if they don’t, they will soon be out of office.

    They have backed themselves into the “climate change” cul de sac and don’tknow how to get out.

    The obvious way to get out is to head for the exit, but they don’t have the brains or the balls.

    So what we get is – they create a problem by giving our money to scammers, then they propose to fix it by charging us to recycle money to insulate us from the scammers. While allowing the scammers to scam.

    Having just paid an electricity bill that is more than double anything before, I can’t even comprehend how this is affecting people who do not earn a healthy salary. We are not talking $50 here, we are talking hundreds of dollars a quarter. Areff mentioned an eye-watering $940 for his modest workplace.

    Meanwhile, in the US, the energy costs even in snowbound places are about a third of ours.

    Alan Jones, who probably never even sees his bills (he has aPA/Secretary for such trivia) supports the Green-backed Lock the Gate.

    Jones, aged 142, is the past. But, where is the future?

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of Rio and an exit from pretty much everything but moving mountains of dirt and iron ore, the guy who bought the Whyalla steel works now is talking to Rio about a job lot purchase of their Aluminium assets.

    Maybe they can float off their smelting assets into a new company called South33⅓.

  92. Roger

    Having just paid an electricity bill that is more than double anything before, I can’t even comprehend how this is affecting people who do not earn a healthy salary.

    Food banks are reporting a significant increase in demand from employed people under electricity stress.

  93. Eyrie

    Roger, it seems to me that what is happening in Australia now could be entitled “Atlas Shrugged – the Untold Story”. If it was made into a fiction book it would be dismissed as unbelieveable.

  94. Roger

    The reality is that if people’s fridges and stoves and aircon /heating stops working, they are going to be unforgiving. Politicians know that, and if they don’t, they will soon be out of office.

    PHON could soon have balance of power in QLD where electricity prices are a major concern for households, businesses and farmers.

    Not that I hold much faith in PHON, but bring on the disruption, I say!

    In our system of government it’s the only way to get politicians’ attention.

  95. Snoopy

    Food banks are reporting a significant increase in demand from employed people under electricity stress.

    Organisations giving away free food report high demand.

  96. Roger

    Organisations giving away free food report high demand.

    Working people will only use these services reluctantly, Snoops.

  97. Shy Ted

    Channel 10′ The Project pay Wally Daily and Barry Kickmore???!!! Why? And now to be joined by Weasel Ilkinson. Is that one of those programs you have to have a stupid name to get on? I don’t know what the CBS in new owners CBS stands for but is it Complete Bull Shit?

  98. Rebel with cause
    #2526281, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:57 am
    It’s not a gender thing, it’s the natural life cycle of TV that presenters are replaced by someone younger and better looking.

    Which is why Lisa quit 9 before she was pushed.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Comment in the Oz – seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

  100. johanna

    The winter electrticity bills are now jus coming through the wash.

    So, where are our intrepid investigative journalists gathering and collating data about price escalations and defaulting cutomers?

    Crickets.

    Mind you, they’ll be along any moment with weepy pensioners or struggling families, and how mean are the suppliers?

    But, when it comes to admitting that all their propaganda about intermittent, subsidised energy was wrong – don’t hold your breath.

  101. Roger

    Roger, it seems to me that what is happening in Australia now could be entitled “Atlas Shrugged – the Untold Story”.

    Perhaps it has been told…the Chinese store owner was identified as an LNP voter; no doubt he has gone to his local member to tell of his plight, how it’s getting harder to turn a decent profit in his business and that there seem to be fewer lifters to carry the bludgers, looters and rent-seekers, only to be given a lecture on the Paris Agreement and our obligations to the UN. In desperation he turns to PHON.

  102. egg_

    Which is why Lisa quit 9 before she was pushed.

    One more facelift and she’ll look like Punch and Judy?

  103. egg_

    Which is why Lisa quit 9 before she was pushed.

    The Project will start to resemble one of those boring middle aged D grade celebs chat shows.

  104. notafan

    If Channel Nine wasn’t prepared to give Miss Liza an 11% pay bump, I suspect they didn’t want to keep her.

    She can frame it as a wimmyns issue but it doesn’t read like that to me, Project aside.

    Let’s see if she lasts 12 months with that lot.

  105. Roger

    Which is why Lisa quit 9 before she was pushed.

    I’ve never watched The Project but apparently the rationale for hiring her is to draw her middle aged fans to a program and a channel that has taken a ratings dive over the last year. Surprisingly (!), the young audience Ten was chasing are rather fickle and most TV viewers are middle aged or seniors. I suppose if she can manage to do that she is demonstrably worth much more than Wally & co. to Ten’s new owners.

  106. Bruce in WA

    Meanwhile, in the US, the energy costs even in snowbound places are about a third of ours.

    Indeed. My SIL and BIL left the USA to come and live in Perth after he retired as an anaesthetist. They lasted a year before making the heartbreaking decision to go back to the US. Why?

    They could not afford to live here. Everything was just so much more expensive, particularly electricity and water, rates, government charges, gasoline [sic] and food.

    They now live in Washington state, just over the border from Oregon. Everything — even imported Australian lamb chops — is cheaper than we pay for it here in Perth. BIL bought a 2017 Prius. It’s not that he’s particularly “green”, it’s just that government gave him a $6000 subsidy to buy it. And he can get it recharged for free at carparks all around the state.

    While here, prices keep going up.

  107. Muzzlehatch

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2526345, posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Comment in the Oz – seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

    I dont want to tempt fate but I have a DJT feeling about this.

  108. Myrddin Seren

    Australian ruinables energy authority boasts that two thirds of Australians support demand response electricity rationing.

    I doubt that. What was the question?

    Fuggit – Captcha ate my first response.

    Here’s the link – Ponds Institute push polling

  109. Roger

    Australian ruinables energy authority boasts that two thirds of Australians support demand response electricity rationing.

    I doubt that. What was the question?

    They were told there was money in it for them.

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wow, Zippy. How informed you are on the dark side of dominance and submission, which to do M0nty justice is not what he (or I) were talking about, and which has only recently come up from the underbelly of sleaze and into popular consciousness. Millions of women worldwide, including me, were introduced to this strange culture via the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ phenomenon. I was quite startled. Its obsessions are not my idea of a fun evening or a pleasant relationship, and interestingly, neither was it acceptable to the heroine of the story in its most psychologically weird, blatant and distressing form. She set about reforming her man and then marrying him in true Mills and Boon style. Theorists however did explain its popularity as a fantasy novel specifically for women (men just don’t get it, bored after two pages) by referring to some possible evolutionary need women may have to claim and please a male protector. However, if Hairy ever came at me with stirrups and a riding crop, I would tell him to go buy a horse. 🙂

    —————————–

    the common practice of migrant and other families in the 1950s and 60s of buying a block of land, putting a caravan or temporary dwelling on it, and building a house. That is how they became homeowners.

    A young couple a way down the road from our beach house on the South Coast did just that. Dumped an ex-container on site to store the building materials, lived in a tent with a porta-potti camping toilet and a gas pak stove, and put up their house. They did get a garden tap on for town water. No-one locally complained and they just got on with it. Sticky-beaks from the Council and elsewhere were not common as the area was off the beaten track.

  111. Myrddin Seren

    They could not afford to live here. Everything was just so much more expensive, particularly electricity and water, rates, government charges, gasoline [sic] and food.

    Everything — even imported Australian lamb chops — is cheaper than we pay for it here in Perth.

    The idea of taxation and corruption is to pluck the goose without killing it.

    The Protected Classes and the Corruptocrats no longer seem to care about sustaining the body they feed from and are now bleeding it to death as fast as they can.

    For whatever reason, and it may just be the Australian psyche of ‘jump on the bandwagon – everyone else is’, The Protected Classes and the Corruptocrats seem to feel they have to steal everything they can as fast as they can – and presumably get out before….

    Before what ?

  112. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Lisa’s screaming banshee leftism is always on the leash at nine, where we could see the dog barking but knew it was kept somewhat muzzled by the lefties themselves there, who knew it was too much for people still trying to get down their Just Right and vegemite on toast.

    Ten and especially the Project are too far left and too political to keep her façade of respectability.
    She won’t be able to, or feel she needs to, keep her mouth shut prior to thought.

    I predict that due to the left always destroying everything they touch, and that Wally-eed and co have already made a good start, that you’ve just seen the buying of renovation supplies by Ten from the death nails section at Bunnings.

  113. Andreas

    If you had two guys co-hosting a show I doubt they’d earn the exact same wage. It has nothing to do with gender at all.

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I dont want to tempt fate but I have a DJT feeling about this.

    Message from the Hot Chix Ross Cameron Appreciation Society: ages ago Ross predicted an overwhelming win for the ‘no’ case.

  115. Senile Old Guy

    Australian ruinables energy authority boasts that two thirds of Australians support demand response electricity rationing.

    I doubt that. What was the question?

    They were told there was money in it for them.

    Exactly.

    Top response was to this option:

    Reduce peak demand by offering electricity consumers discounts or payments if they choose to conserve electricity during those periods.

    What a shock!!!! People wanted cheaper stuff!!! Paid for, or course, by other people. The main surprise is that only 64% of people opted for this.

    But it is an imaginary survey; people are asked what they would do. In such surveys, people tend to be virtuous and so a higher than real percentage opt for the “right” response. In reality, many of these people would not do what they say they would do.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The idea of taxation and corruption is to pluck the goose without killing it.

    Yep. They’re after your golden nest egg. The one the goose laid and has carefully nurtured.

  117. Roger

    In reality, many of these people would not do what they say they would do.

    And when the carrot fails the stick will come on behind it – “demand management” will be imposed.

    Then those respondents will wish they had those new power stations they voted against.

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The obvious way to get out is to head for the exit, but they don’t have the brains or the balls.

    Masterfully concise, Jo.

  119. A Lurker

    Comment in the Oz – seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

    No doubt targeting certain ‘Rainbow’ electorates.
    Always have a previously determined outcome before you begin polling.

  120. Wow, Zippy. How informed you are on the dark side of dominance and submission

    LOL Lizzie, that is an understatement.

  121. johanna

    It’s like the major political parties adore bondage. Why wouldn’t they break free?

    Grannies freezing, families being evicted, but hey, Gaia is temporarily appeased.

  122. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Energy Security Board chairman Kerry Schott

    Great dress sense

    Ye Gods, Zycon. That outfit would do my Sainted Mother proud.
    The more she lost touch with reality the more she wanted to stand out.
    A claim to be real and grounded, I suspect.
    But what is this woman’s excuse?

  123. struth

    In our system of government it’s the only way to get politicians’ attention.

    A great statement.

    That’s our only option, so take it.

    The crusty old” but your vote only goes to Liberals anyway” besides being wrong, fails to take in the big picture.

    Minorities are a concern to the big parties , are they not?
    They seem to want to legislate them away, so let’s take it that they may be.

    Anyone considering a vote for a returned Abbott Liberal Party when the Australian conservatives are on your ticket, due to not wanting to “give it to Labor” by wasting it on a minority, are just what the elite bank on.

    No message sent except we’d like your elitist Uniparty socialism to continue.

    A conservative voter base has been lost by the Liberals.

    Small right wing parties, irrelevant and in many cases non existent until months before elections in Europe are getting big swings toward them and are now relevant and in some cases sharing power or have won elections.

    That doesn’t happen by repeating mistakes.

    Liberal voters have been lost in far greater numbers than the traditional swinging voters our pollies only worry about.
    And they are not going to vote for Labor this election.

    And compulsory voting means they won’t all just get their name crossed off the list.

    Australian conservatives have a chance to make quite a difference to our political landscape as long as we don’t go down the road with our usual apathetic attitude to voting, sending the message that eating shit is fine, we just want to pick the restaurant.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    LOL Lizzie, that is an understatement.

    Now you started it, M0nty, so no preening.

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Comment in the Oz – seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

    In that case there is an incredibly low level of support for it, even there.

  126. Senile Old Guy

    Transgender advocate Jenni Atkinson was mystified by the decision.

    “I’m a bit surprised because Hannah is a woman, this is the women’s AFL, what is the issue?” she said.

    Hannah is not a woman. Every cell in Hannah’s body is XY; that makes him male. Just because you “identify” as a woman does not make you one. As I said yesterday, Hannah, the “woman” is 20 kg heavier than me and 20 cm taller. I have met very, very, very few women who are both (plenty who fit the 20 kg heavier part, though).

    Crap! I would be scared (when younger) coming up against a player 20 kg/20 cm bigger in a physical sport. If Hannah, the “woman”, tackles an actual female, the latter will be probably carted off the field in a stretcher.

    The idea that Hannah should ever be considered for playing in the women’s league is absurd.

  127. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Small right wing parties, irrelevant and in many cases non existent until months before elections in Europe are getting big swings toward them and are now relevant and in some cases sharing power or have won elections.

    Australian Conservatives. Their time has come. Start building them up electorally.

  128. Senile Old Guy

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain…about airplane noise.

    Tourism might be booming in Tasmania, but residents of one quiet seaside community say a new flight path bringing in visitors is destroying their serenity. Boomer Bay locals are up in arms over what they have described as the booming sound of aircraft coming in to land at nearby Hobart Airport. They claim the flight path for planes approaching Hobart Airport is ruining the peace and quiet they sought when they moved into the area.

    The new routes were adopted for operational reasons.

  129. Geriatric Mayfly

    Met Say Charging Shoplifters, Vandals ‘Not Practical’ as Arrests for ‘Offensive’ Comments Rise 53 Per Cent

    Marxism at the Met. ‘All property is theft,’ so help yourself to what belongs to others.

  130. Senile Old Guy

    The ABC, who can’t get anything right, have a quiz on word meanings:

    What’s fortuitous mean?

    They say:

    Wrong. But people tend to commonly misuse the word to mean that. You might use it to describe a lucky chance but it actually means happening by chance, whether to one’s advantage or not.

    The Miriam-Webster:

    :occurring by chance
    2 a :fortunate, lucky
    from a cost standpoint, the company’s timing is fortuitous—Business Week
    b :coming or happening by a lucky chance
    belted down the stairs, and there was a fortuitous train —Doris Lessing

    And again!

    If you’re disinterested, what are you?
    Wrong! Macquarie ackowledges that this meaning is becoming increasingly common, it is still a usage that is considered non-standard by some.

    Non-standard by some means standard by others.

  131. Top Ender

    seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

    Curious.

    What does the Oz this they are doing here? Pushing people towards voting “Yes” because of a headline saying most people already have?

    In actuality when the heading is noticed it may work in the opposite way – convince anyone who hasn’t already voted to do so and to vote “No”.

  132. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    Citizenship bill runs into Senate deadline

    Australian Associated Press
    10:36AM October 18, 2017

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton appears to have run up the “white flag” on the government’s planned changes to citizenship eligibility rules, the Greens say.

    Draft laws, which include extending the waiting time for permanent residents to apply for citizenships, tougher English language tests and extra powers for the minister, are listed among legislation to be debated this week.

    The Senate has given the government until Wednesday to allow debate on its legislation or have it struck out by default.

    “It’s looking awfully like Peter Dutton has thrown up the white flag on his white Australia policy and this is a great day for multicultural Australia,” Greens senator Nick McKim told reporters in Canberra.

    The proposed changes appear likely to fail, with Labor and the Greens opposed and the Nick Xenophon Team signalling it will not support the bill in its current form.

    If debate does not get underway by Wednesday evening, the legislation will be removed from the Senate notice paper, requiring the government to win a motion to restore it at a later stage.

    Breaking news. In a just world, the Greens would be totally irrelevant.

  133. LOL at the losers who think No losing by twenty points would be a win.

  134. areff

    Comment in the Oz – seems that the poll that put the “Yes” vote for SSM ahead was based in 1580 people in the inner city burbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

    The fine print under the charts says the survey olled opinions “in all states … in both country and city areas”.

    Don’t know where the Oz comment threadster plucked that factoid.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Monty is very bellicose lately.

    Everything okay?

  136. C.L.

    “I’m a bit surprised because Hannah is a woman, this is the women’s AFL, what is the issue?” she said.

    The inner-workings of a left-wing brain.

  137. I dont want to tempt fate but I have a DJT feeling about this

    He lost the popular vote by 2%. There is no electoral college or gerrymandering in the postal survey.

    This is like the French election. 20 points is too great a lead for a late Brexit style reversal.

  138. Rebel with cause

    SOG – Boomer Bay is about 25km from Hobart Airport as the crow flies. About the same distance Hawthorn is from Tullamarine.

    Suggest Boomer Bay residents must have very sensitive hearing.

  139. hzhousewife

    At the rate we are going, before too long there will be enough transgender male to females to raise a couple of teams, then they can happily play with each other every weekend/sarc

  140. Infidel Tiger

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain…about airplane noise.

    Noise nazis have closed down countless pubs that were there before them I don’t see why airports shouldn’t suffer the same fate.

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain

    Reminds me of the tie-dye mob who moved into those ‘quaint’ workers’ cottages in Yarraville, not a stone’s throw from Coode Island. When the oil tanks went up in column of black smoke, Trendsville went totally ape. It began the rise and rise of Coleen Hartland a very angry Green at the time. Now totally inconspicuous in the Legislative Council.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain

    Reminds me of the mob who brought houses in Richmond /Windsor, then complained about aircraft noise from the R.A. A,F base.

  143. Muzzlehatch

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2526381, posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    In that case there is an incredibly low level of support for it, even there.

    That the elites have been wildly overstating support for faggot banns is a given. The argument, that we need to proceed to legislation without further divisive discussion lest the queers all suicide because of the pressure , translates to ,” it will be a lot closer than we said so don’t embarrass us by putting a metric on it “.

    Even if the numbers come in at 6/4 that is far from the thumping victory some have touted. It will mean that a large section of the community doesn’t support it so many of us will be failing to celebrate diversity.
    If it gets voted down – could still happen – think brexit / Trump – well Hooloo Hoolay! Lefty heads exploding like fire crackers.

  144. All good, IT. Life is grand.

    The right is in power all across the Western world but they are completely powerless to change anything, because they have no ideas and lack any basic competence in government. The best they can do is delay the inevitable.

  145. Dr Faustus

    A leading Australian media lawyer says the AFL is in danger of being accused of discrimination for the polarising decision to deny Mouncey a spot in the league.

    The 190cm, 100kg ruck played eight games for Ainslie in Canberra’s women’s competition this season and kicked 17 goals — but AFLW clubs are still unsure if they will be able to recruit her through the AFLW draft.

    The solution seems pretty clear, then. Let inclusion abound and allow Ms Mouncey play in AFLW and see what the AFL laydeez think at the end of the season.

    Providing the AFL’s insurers are happy with the plan…

  146. Senile Old Guy

    SOG – Boomer Bay is about 25km from Hobart Airport as the crow flies. About the same distance Hawthorn is from Tullamarine.

    Suggest Boomer Bay residents must have very sensitive hearing.

    A change in the flight path seems to be the issue. But Exercise Pitch Black is run here every couple of years and I love the sound of those jets taking off! I’m probably biased.

  147. Geriatric Mayfly

    Imagine how the Queen must feel. Windsor Castle is on a direct flight path from Heathrow. A plane every two minutes – all day. A clean green Queen would have them banished.

  148. A Lurker

    George Orwell’s 1984 is just around the corner.
    The response by the LDP?
    Move along, nothing to see here…

    This is a disturbing development because it signals the beginnings of an insidious “Big Brother” approach to monitoring thought crimes, both real and perceived. In fact, Shorten has earlier stated that he is opposed to religious law exemptions and that he would repeal them at the earliest opportunity. Markham observed to me that during the French Revolution there was something eerily similar to this called “The Committee for Public Safety.” My suggestion, though, is why doesn’t Labor become completely Orwellian and just call this new government department the “Ministry of Love”? After all, “love wins”, doesn’t it?

  149. C.L.

    … they have no ideas and lack any basic competence in government.

    Give us five left-wing ideas for governance of the Western world, Monty.

    GO!

  150. egg_

    Let’s see if she lasts 12 months with that lot.

    Mum, with the kids running the show – that’ll work well.

  151. harrys on the boat

    All the poetry talk and seeing on twitter pictures of the Hollywood sign getting knocked over reminds me of the Leftfield classic Open Up featuring John Lydon. Very fitting…… Burn Hollywood Burn!!

    Burn, burn
    Burn, burn
    Burn, burn, burn…

    Open up
    Now open up

    You lied, you faked
    You cheated, you changed the stakes
    Magnet toss that pie in the sky
    Unrehearsed, let the bubbles burst

    All in all, a three-ring circus
    Of unity with parody
    Tragedy or comedy
    Probably publicity

    Open up, make room for me
    Now open up, make room for me

    Lose myself inside your schemes
    Go for the money, honey
    Not the screen
    Be a movie star, blah blah blah
    Go the whole hog
    Be bigger than God

    Burn Hollywood burn, taking down Tinseltown
    Burn Hollywood burn, burn down to the ground
    Burn Hollywood burn, burn Hollywood burn
    Take down Tinseltown, burn down to the ground
    Down, into the ground

    Burn, burn, burn
    Burn…

  152. Haha CL, of course you can’t reply with any ideas of your own. Like Kates, your only move is to define yourself in opposition. You are the dumb kids at the back of the class who have to copy answers to get anything right. And even then you fail.

  153. struth

    The inner-workings of a left-wing brain.

    workings?

    This is going to be much more fun with rugby league.

    For now, I’m hoping for Collingwood to slap wigs on, declare they are the women we all knew they were, and play a match in the AWFL.

    Declaring yourself a woman makes it so.
    Get to it, girls.
    We could have an indigenous round as well, as most of them have just declared themselves indigenous.

    But I feel as a 21 year old African school girl, with seven mums and an abusive father who hasn’t achieved anything since becoming a page three girl in his youth, no one will take my suggestions seriously.

  154. Deanna

    “Sentimental PC BS. Why should I feel guilt? The indigenous in this country get about twice as much spent on them as us whities: a fact rarely mentioned. And “vibrant and vital” it was not, for the young and the women; or the men, sometimes.”

    “Senile Old Guy” the only fact you have is about being senile.
    If you were to actually look on “Centrelink’s” website it actually states that the maximum payment rate for Austudy recipients is $437.50 for someone that is single, with no dependents. It also states that the maximum payment rate for Abstudy recipients is exactly the same at $437.50. I’m tired of some of the narrow minded people that are forever stating Indigenous Australians get twice as much as other Australians. If you are to walk into a Centrelink office indigenous Australians are outnumbered by about two or 3 to 40 other Australians.
    My Father is an Indigenous Australian and My Mother is a Caucasian Australian. They are both tax payers and have been there whole life. My Indigenous Father was a truck driver for 25 years and put my brother and I through private schooling and also funded my Mother through university to become a Nurse. All through school I put up with narrow minded people, similar to some of those on Social media now days saying “All Aboriginals that get into private schools are funded from the government”. I never retaliated because I know that it is untrue. Some people are always quick to judge and paint a whole race with the one brush. Poetry is a form of the arts and the author of the “mango poem” is just expressing herself and her own opinions.

  155. Joe

    Monty:

    The right is in power all across the Western world but they are completely powerless to change anything, because they have no ideas and lack any basic competence in government. The best they can do is delay the inevitable.

    The right in power is being blocked at every stage by the treasonous agents ensconced in government offices that block, obfuscate and otherwise back-stab the government, because like you, they don’t believe that the government should govern. They believe that normal everyday people are deplorable and don’t matter and their representatives are to be taken down whenever they can, or led into idiotic positions because the representatives trusted them to give unbiased advice.

    Those days are gone.

    Now the call will be for the representatives to bring the bureaucracy to heel. Calls to sack the “enlightened” advisors in government will be forced upon the representatives by the people. Jail time awaits the fraudsters and embezzlers of the nation if not capital punishment.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    The right is in power all across the Western world but they are completely powerless to change anything, because they have no ideas and lack any basic competence in government. The best they can do is delay the inevitable.

    Where is the right on the power? I am struggling to think of one western country with a centre right government?

  157. Gab

    “I’m a bit surprised because Hannah is a woman, this is the women’s AFL, what is the issue?” she said.

    Chromosomes don’t lie, honey.

  158. Gab

    CL asks monty a perfectly reasonable question and monty relies with insults and no substance. Typical left-wing brain.

  159. Muzzlehatch

    SOG you are one after my own heart. I periodically write CASA complaining bitterly that there is insufficient aircraft noise in the perth Eastern Hills flight path. This would certainly be the case in Boomer Bay. How many flights do they even get in there?
    The solution would be to equip the local Aeroclub with a few Sea Furies to fly 500 feet over the burbs to liven things up.

  160. Top Ender

    I can’t see a problem with this:

    Pollie stands by alien tale

    MIAMI: A Florida candidate for Congress said yesterday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age seven – but that the incident shouldn’t detract from what she’s done here on Earth since then.

    Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has claimed in past Spanish TV network appearances, most recently in 2011, that she was taken aboard a ship with three blonde creatures that resembled Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue.

    “I don’t exactly know what happened,” she said.

    Malcolm is on another planet all of the time. Shorten is definitely from another galaxy. And di Natale is completely off with the pixies.

  161. Ez

    Give us five left-wing ideas for governance of the Western world, Monty.

    GO!

    Monty,
    Start with “Universal Basic Income” and keep digging your hole from there.

  162. struth

    He lost the popular vote by 2%. There is no electoral college or gerrymandering in the postal survey.

    No it’s much more of a corruptible way of doing things.

    Monty, the right is not in power anywhere save for a few eastern European countries that have experienced and lived by your politics and want nothing more of it, and one lone President in the states.

    It is modus operandi for the left to bring a great right wing country down from the inside and then claim it to be the failings of the right…………………………..Yawn.

    Are you actually fronting up on this blog claiming Australia’s Liberal party are right wing?

  163. johanna

    Yuk.

    It’s watching all the wananbees and not in favour this week’s starlets and models crawling out from the woodwork. They smell money.

    They all derserve each other.

    And, BTW, Lizzie, I have noticed that you are doing your old trick of soft porn for the old blokes.Not to mention how you win arguments with your rich husband.

    BTW, I have traced back the winners of the Sydney University prize for philosophy in the years you claimed to be married to him. Want to take that any further?

    I didn’t think so.

  164. Rebel with cause

    I love the sound of those jets taking off! I’m probably biased

    Aircraft flying overhead doesn’t bother me. If I was close enough that they made the house shake might be different

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain…about airplane noise.

    I call them antibodies.

    Whenever you have some place people don’t like living next to for some strange reason the house prices and the rents are lower than elsewhere. Especially rents.

    Then Ms Activist Feral sees the low rent and she moves in on welfare. Oh no. Aircraft/metalwork/rock bands are making noise next door! Ms A. Feral happens to have a lot of time on her hands so she starts the No Aircraft They Make Global Worming Group and organises meetings. They then all write to Council complaining, get the pro bono feral lawyers in and sue the arse off the airport/factory/venue.

    Eventually after enough lawfare the airport/factory/venue closes and gets turned into condos. Whereupon the rent goes up and Ms. A. Feral can no longer afford to live on the dole in that suburb anymore.

    So she moves to another cheap house which happens to be next to another airport/factory/venue.

  166. Joe

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain…about airplane noise.

    The rational solution would be for the council to NOT RELEASE LAND for housing in an appropriate radius from the airport. Of course, that would not allow the developers to make money and so our corrupt system actually encourages such development.

    We are the definition of STUPID.

  167. H B Bear

    How did Victoria end up with dunderhead dunce Dan who has the intellectual depth of a puddle as Premier?

    Victoriastanis. Democracy -good and hard.

  168. struth

    I come from the wrong side of the tracks.

    I used to live right next to them, though.
    For about three years, when I was a kid.

    One Sunday I thought it was just another freight train going past, until I realised they didn’t go past on Sundays.
    It was an earthquake.

    Friends thought it was cool to live next to the railway, and we had many squashed coins as proof.

  169. dopey

    Monty, shouldn’t you be in Beijing. Party Congress.

  170. Muzzlehatch

    H B Bear
    #2526427, posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Victoriastanis. Democracy -good and hard.

    Went for a visit to Melbourne recently and it was all blue hair metrosexual manbuns with Good Cause buttons. My GF was taken back. The manliest interlocutors we met up with was a pair of poofs from Brisbane.

  171. notafan

    “I’m a bit surprised because Hannah is a woman, this is the women’s AFL, what is the issue?” she said.

    You just say the magic words “I am woman’ pop on a a frock, pull up some pantyhose and presto chango there you are all girly.

    And they wonder why we think trannies and their supporters are I don’t know, I don’t want to disparage the normal mentally ill, but completely delusional.

    Even four year olds wearing a fairy costumes don’t think that makes them a real fairy.

    And they call us anti science.

  172. Shy Ted

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”. While nothing in that rag is worth reading it’s worth reading to confirm suspicions that she’s been stupid for decades.

  173. H B Bear

    … federal judge in Hawaii

    LOL.

    The rakening continues. Munty say Aloha.

  174. H B Bear

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”.

    Jebus how does that happen? The bloke’s Labrador must have had the day off.

  175. egg_

    The right is in power all across the Western world but they are completely powerless to change anything, because they have no ideas and lack any basic competence in government. The best they can do is delay the inevitable.

    Poor Monst. Sad.

  176. Infidel Tiger

    In other news, the alleged Manadaly Bay security guard Jesus Campos has vanished without trace.

    No one in law enforcement has any idea where he is.

    This whole story stinks to high heaven.

  177. egg_

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”.

    The kids thought she was a jumping castle?

  178. notafan

    He lost the popular vote by 2%. There is no electoral college or gerrymandering in the postal survey.

    That boring old completely unoriginal and not how it works argument?

    Even with all the evidence about voter fraud in certain states coming out post election?

    Find something fresh yourself Monty.

  179. OldOzzie

    If we can’t have a RAT, a NEG is as good as it gets

    Thank god the clean energy target is gone; it was just another version of the renewable energy target that involves massive subsidies for the intermittent renewable energy sector.

    I was rather hoping for a RAT — a reliable and affordable target, but instead we have the national energy guarantee. On the face of it, the NEG is much better than the CET.

    One of the biggest downsides, however, is that the RET will be allowed to run for another two years for new investment and the certificates will continue to be traded until 2030. This is a hangover that the government should have sought to avoid.

    Mind you, imposing reliability requirements on new and existing renewable energy installations will reduce the returns for investors in the renewable energy sector. Expect some loud and unrelenting complaints from them in the coming weeks.

    But note that there is an almost perfect correlation between the extent of renewables in electricity generation and prices. Check out the chart. The countries with loads of wind farms and solar panels have the highest electricity prices.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hark ye! Lo! Yonder garden shed doth quake. Hear ye not the stirrings of a rake?

    Very fetching, Mayfly.

    Now here is some real Victorian poetry: Tennyson’s ‘Idylls of the King: the Death of Arthur’.

    For so the whole round earth is every way
    Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
    ‘But now farewell. I am going a long way
    With these thou seest – if indeed I go
    (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) –
    To the island-valley of Avilion;
    Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow
    Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies
    Deep-meadow’d happy, fair with orchard lawns
    And bowery hollows crown’d with summer sea,
    Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.’

    So said he, and the barge with oar and sail
    Moved from the brink, like some full-breasted swan
    That, fluting with a wild carol ‘ere her death,
    Ruffles her pure cold plume , and takes the flood
    With swarthy webs. Long stood Sir Bedivere
    Revolving many memories, till the hull
    Look’d one black dot against the verge of dawn,
    And on the mere the wailing died away.

    But when that moan had past for ever-more,
    The stillness of the dead world’s winter dawn
    Amazed him and he groan’d, ‘The King is gone.’
    And therewithal came on him the weird rhyme,
    ‘From the great deep to the great deep he goes.’

    Whereat he slowly turn’d and slowly clomb
    The last hard footstep of that iron crag;
    Thence mark’d the black hull moving yet, and cried
    ‘He passes to be King among the dead,
    And after healing of his grievous wound
    He comes again; but – if he come no more –
    O me, be yon dark Queens in yon black boat,
    Who shriek’ and wail’d, the three whereat we gazed
    On that high day, when, clothed with living light,
    They stood before his throne in silence, friends
    Of Arthur, who should help him at his need?
    Then from the dawn it seem’d there came, but faint
    As from beyond the limit of the world,
    Like one last echo born of a great cry,
    Sounds, as if some fair city were one voice
    Around a king returning from his wars.

    Here is my rounding off of the tale, just composed it according to my theories.

    And so the Auld King dies, his Court in ruins,
    spoiled by the search for all that he once owned,
    the Grail denied him, and the prize foregone.
    Three wraiths from Otherworld and Underground
    Take him once more to live Full Fathoms Five
    beneath the ocean; Dolphin-bound, he cries against the tide
    And longs to live; ‘forget me not, for I am all you ever had
    till now; and Rome is gone, the battle’s done, and lost’.
    Remember him they will, and do, and praise his name,
    the Glory of the World, and sing him home upon his shield,
    a warrior true; The Arthur – Dyus – look, behold, he limps,
    and then a child pipes out the words: the Fisher King is lame.

  181. notafan

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”.

    Yes all the progressives are on that bandwagon, recounting tales of miniskirts and wandering hands back in the day

    ho hum

  182. struth

    The Mandalay shooter was either a left wing TDS arsewipe or a mussie sympathiser, if not a converted mussie.

    He chose a right wing target.

    It should be expected that the politicised authorities are just pointing at flying pigs until this goes away.
    Because they are preferring to be seen as incompetent than speaking the truth, you can take it to the bank.

  183. egg_

    over at The Cardigan

    Touche!
    Katharine Murphy’s stock uniform.

  184. Muzzlehatch

    @HB Bear.

    RADIO BIRDMAN. Good Times.

  185. notafan

    I suspect Mr Campos is hanging out for a highest bidder, and why not?

    “Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing,” spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in a written statement. “He’s asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.”


    not that missing

  186. egg_

    People buy houses next to an airport and then complain…about airplane noise.

    Like people who are shocked to find there’s a nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights.

  187. Joe

    So, the security guard at the Mandalay has disappeared.
    Are we sure the mafia vacated Las Vegas?

    You shoot’a muh city, I shoot’a you. Bada Bing!

  188. struth

    Jesus has been silenced in Las Vegas, just like much of the world.

  189. jupes

    The idea that Hannah should ever be considered for playing in the women’s league is absurd.

    Hannah is playing in the women’s league. A lower women’s league.

    He has been banned from playing in the AWFL for next season only. So it would seem to be some sort of holding action by the AFL, maybe hoping that Hannah changes back to a bloke in the meantime.

    Nevertheless as it stands the AFL is happy for a bloke to monster the girls in the lower leagues where no one is watching, however it wants to protect its so-called ‘elite’ competition from the absurdity of trannies playing against girls.

    I love a good farce and this one has huge potential. LOL

  190. Atoms for Peace

    Bring on the summer blackouts; the bigger the better.

  191. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tennyson’s ‘Idylls of the King: the Death of Arthur’.

    Le Morte d’Arthur. That’s where my stab at verse today came from, welling up from the subconscious. I used to know quite a few lines of the intro. by heart as a young ‘un. Today, not so much. My summer’s lease has all too short a date.

  192. struth

    The tranny in AWFL is your classic situation when leftism gets it’s way and reality bits it in the hammer and sickle.

  193. Joe

    Nevertheless as it stands the AFL is happy for a bloke to monster the girls in the lower leagues where no one is watching, however it wants to protect its so-called ‘elite’ competition from the absurdity of trannies playing against girls.

    The hell with that. When do the trannies start playing against the men? Burn the effigy to the ground, the powers that be are certainly determined to destroy it in slow motion.

  194. Snoopy

    Monty is very bellicose lately.

    Everything okay?

    I suspect Monty’s wife has been staying at her mum’s place for the last couple of weeks. It would explain Monty’s recent behaviour such as his spooky gay-pestering of twosticks.

  195. Atoms for Peace

    Housing estate up this way has huge billboards stating that you are building near a chicken raising area.

  196. struth

    I was going to say, when reality kicks it in the nuts, but………………………………

  197. H B Bear

    I love a good farce and this one has huge potential. LOL

    Has anyone got the film rights? Baz Luhrmann would be ideal. He must be due a hit after his string of turkeys. Just gotta google the Film Finance Corporation and get a few million taxpayer dollars in funding.

  198. struth

    I wonder if a lesso footy player , belted into the ground by a bloke in a padded bra, ever wonders how much her politics caused the pain she is experiencing?

    I’m all for this bullshit.
    Bring it on.

  199. Can Monty really believe he is more intelligent than CL? Madness.

  200. test pattern

    ‘In other news, the alleged Mandaaly Bay security guard’

    On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flying bullets spray

    Isn’t Kipling wonderful, so timeless, always relevant! Should be in ATAR

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Housing estate up this way has huge billboards stating that you are building near a chicken raising area.

    Long standing friend of mine runs a vineyard and winery in the Swan Valley, here in the Wild West. When his father started growing vines there, in the early seventies, the area was practically deserted, but now there are housing estates all round, and the newcomers are complaining about machinery noise, and the use of chemicals..

  202. Geriatric Mayfly

    How unseemly. Doctors and Chemists fighting over a pot of gold.

    The letter has been written in response to reported lobbying by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to alter a decision made by the Therapeutic Good’s Administration to make codeine containing medication drugs prescription only from February. It’s understood the guild is pushing for an alternative model to enable pharmacists to dispense non-prescription codeine for acute pain, especially in rural areas. Australia’s leading doctors have accused the Guild of putting profits ahead of patient safety.

  203. John Constantine

    BIGO.

    Very first ever personal two hundred bagger.

    Took over a year, and only got a minimal number under a cent, but they did go through two bucks today.

    Disruptive new media.

    Not topping up at these levels, but definitely making a note to pay the conversion money well before the drop dead date.

  204. Snoopy

    Australia’s leading doctors have accused the Guild of putting profits ahead of patient safety.

    Are all Australia’s doctors autistic or just the ‘leading’ ones?

  205. I don’t have a problem with GM foods, but prudence tells me to wait for others to try it first on the off chance it turns someone into a Marvel super-powered arch-villain.

    You can never be too sure.

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    and the newcomers are complaining about machinery noise, and the use of chemicals..

    And the headlights on farm machinery at harvest time. Spooky.

  207. Lysander

    I wonder if a lesso footy player , belted into the ground by a bloke in a padded bra, ever wonders how much her politics caused the pain she is experiencing?

    I’m all for this bullshit.
    Bring it on.

    TransgenderWA were on the radio yesterday and they said it takes 12 months for a transitioning person to fully transition. After 12 months they have no advantage over females as far as hormones are concerned. Their ABC was very agreeable and pointed out the Olympic Committee had made such a determination. The OC are the new UN.

  208. Tom

    Hahaha! (Paywallian):

    Lisa Wilkinson’s stunning defection from Nine to Ten delivered a ratings boost to the Today show yesterday as viewers tuned in to catch Karl Stefanonic’s reaction to the news.

    The morning show attracted an audience of 301,000 metro viewers on Tuesday, up from 274,000 on Monday and last week’s average of 254,000, with many no doubt curious to see whom the network had chosen to fill Wilkinson’s shoes after her abrupt exit.

    Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly, Wilkinson’s new colleagues on Ten’s The Project, last night welcomed the journalist on air, but the show’s ratings dipped from 631,000 on Monday to 555,000 metro viewers, as collated by OzTam.

    …especially after Bandana Boy’s ageing root demanded Hugh Marks and Channel Nein abandon merit and shareholder value as hiring principles for on-air talking heads.

    Enjoy oblivion, sweetie. It was all your own work.

    Link.

  209. Lysander

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”.

    If true, what poor wretch did this and wtf is wrong with them? Were they drunk or on meth?

  210. Gab

    And over at The Cardigan Van Badham has her own tale of “sexual assault”.

    Who or what did she sexually assault?

  211. Lysander

    The morning show attracted an audience of 301,000 metro viewers on Tuesday, up from 274,000 on Monday and last week’s average of 254,000, with many no doubt curious to see whom the network had chosen to fill Wilkinson’s shoes after her abrupt exit.

    Ya know, I work, like most Cats and most people but how the fuck do these retarded advertorial morning shows get 300,000 people watching??? Fark me, that’s like Community TV’s total annual audience!

  212. Muzzlehatch

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2526473, posted on October 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    It’s understood the guild is pushing for an alternative model to enable pharmacists to dispense non-prescription codeine for acute pain, especially in rural areas.

    Absolutely. I try to keep some spare oxycodone in the first aid kit. Last time I needed it I had all my back scalded with boiling water and it took 3 days to get a script. People will do homebake and you cant stop them.
    It is bullshit when the only folks that really really badly want drugs, that can actually get them, are dopers.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    Australia’s leading doctors have accused the Guild of putting profits ahead of patient safety.

    Awesome hypocrisy.

    Yep, let’s force people to go to the doctor for a script.
    We make the patient book a month in advance to come see us.
    We make the patient take time off work to come on that day and hour which suits us.
    We charge the govmint the Medicare scheduled fee.
    We top up with our own additional fee.
    And we say the terrible terrible pharmacists are profiteering!

  214. Mother Lode

    Wholly crap!

    The NHS is looking to ban smokers and fat bastards from surgery.

    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

    And to think that Mr Darcy came from Hertfordshire.

    Link here.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And the headlights on farm machinery at harvest time. Spooky.

    And the social justice warrior who turned up – totally uninvited – to a local farm, to complain that her children had been reduced to tears, at the sight of mulsed lambs – a furious farmer threatened to set the dogs on her…

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    bsolutely. I try to keep some spare oxycodone in the first aid kit. Last time I needed it I had all my back scalded with boiling water and it took 3 days to get a script.

    Good luck if you live in parts of rural Australia – at one stage, there was a week’s wait to see a doctor.

  217. The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

    Yet those same surgeons and bureaucrats will immediately perform/authorise life-saving surgery on a person who presents with bullet wounds just after police have shot a terrorist.

  218. Rabz

    Who or what did she sexually assault?

    A pot plant. With a cheese toastie.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Liberation of Raqqa a profound blow against Islamic State
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    The Australian
    12:24PM October 18, 2017

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    Paul Maley
    National Security Editor
    Sydney
    @paul_maley

    The liberation overnight of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the “capital’’ of Islamic State’s self-declared Caliphate, is a profound blow not only against ISIL, but against the toxic ideology is espouses. Ever since it fell to the militants in 2014 Raqqa has been used as a symbol of Islamic State’s strength and power.

    At the height of its influence ISIL claimed control of territory stretching from Syria across northern Iraq and encompassing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIL’s propaganda machine pumped out thousands of images depicting life in the Caliphate as idyllic, prosperous and pious. Hospitals tended to the sick, schools educated the young, the markets brimmed with produce.

    The city of Raqqa was the centrepiece of this vast exercise in myth-making.

    And mythmaking is what it was. ISIL’s power was hugely overstated and life inside its caliphate was a far cry from the religious idyll it portrayed. But the myth worked. It attracted tens of thousands of foreign fighters to ISIL’s cause and allowed ISIL to displace al Qa’ida as the leader of international jihad.

    From the Oz Run, Mohammad, run, run, run..Here comes the farmer, and he’s got a big gun, gun, gun…

  220. Slim Cognito

    So the High Court now reckons that laws against chaining yourself to forestry machinery are an impost on the right to protest. When is that Bob Brown skid mark going to feck off for good?

  221. Geriatric Mayfly

    And to think that Mr Darcy came from Hertfordshire.

    Lizzie will be mortified. Nay, inconsolable.

  222. zyconoclast

    that’s not a power plant, this is a power plant

    So Chernobyl and Three Mile Island didn’t make the top 10. Strange.

  223. Tom

    Ya know, I work, like most Cats and most people but how the fuck do these retarded advertorial morning shows get 300,000 people watching???

    Stay-at-home mums — hated by the socialist ruling class, which regularly harangues them to get back to work — are the nation’s grocery buyers and therefore one of the most powerful demographics targeted by TV advertisers.

  224. Mother Lode

    The Federal government should (but won’t) tell their Tasmanian state counterpart that they will not be getting any additional funding if they close down yet another industry.

    The torrential flooding of GST revenues merely enables them and the other Tasmania to continue with their addictions.

  225. egg_

    So, the security guard at the Mandalay has disappeared.

    Probably lunching with the WTC7 guy.

  226. Rabz

    Stay-at-home mums

    Another key target demographic – people stuck in jury duty holding pens.

  227. zyconoclast

    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire.

    Yet those same surgeons and bureaucrats will immediately perform/authorise life-saving surgery on a person who presents with bullet wounds just after police have shot a terrorist.

    An even more immediate medical response will occur when someone wants his man bits cut off and some boobs stuck on.

  228. Muzzlehatch

    Sim Cognito

    But Blair Cottrell cops it good and hard from the Bey of Victoriastan?

    ….The bells of Hell go ding-a-ling-a-ling,
    For you but not for me,
    And all the little devils how they sing-a-ling-a-ling,
    For you but not for me…..

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    I’m a bit surprised because Hannah is a woman, this is the women’s AFL, what is the issue?” she said.

    Chromosomes don’t lie, honey.

    Just because Callum Mouncey took the name Hannah Mouncey doesn’t make him a woman. Every single cell in his body are XY apart from, some sperm cells. He is a biological man and always will be, just like Malcolm McGregor will always be a biological man.

    He could claim to be a giraffe but that would not make him a giraffe.

  230. zyconoclast

    So, the security guard at the Mandalay has disappeared.

    Probably lunching with the WTC7 guy.

    And dare I say it… Elvis.
    It is, after all, Las Vegas.

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