Wednesday Forum: October 18, 2017

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  1. Gab

    New thread, courtesy of Mother Lode 🙂

  2. Shy Ted

    Isn’t it windy? No, it’s Thursday. So am I, lets go for a drink.

  3. Mother Lode

    I would like to thank my Mother, who fed me and clothed me, and taught me to dream.

    And my father, who taught me the value of work and determination to achieve them.

    Then there were my teachers at school, some who helped my with encouragement, and others whose unpleasantness also encouraged me – out of defiance.

    And a thanks you to all the little people who will be adding their later, lower comments afterward. I just wish to pass on one thing:

    Keep at it, kids. One day, it could be your name at the top of the open forum. Keep your feet on the ground and your heart in the sky – your day will come. Own the dream!

  4. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Call the nurse. Susie O’Brien has written a column I agree with on Dan’s stupid bag ban.

  5. Mother Lode

    I think it was your endorsement that made it work, Gab.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fishnado.

    Revenge for Global Warming Causes Fish to Attack People

    Up and down the Israeli coast and even in the Sea of Galilee, swimmers are reporting being nibbled on, often painfully.

    Stressing that no thorough research has been carried out to check if there is an actual rise, Yair said any verifiable increase in biting could be tied to several factors, including but not limited to climate change.

    He posited that increases in average temperature and the warming of the sea may be to blame, as well as changes in the habitats of the fish, which disturb them and possibly make them more aggressive.

    Oh noes, it gets worse.

    Not entirely joking, Yair said cockroaches, fishes, beetles, and even germs are seeking “revenge” on humans for wreaking havoc on the environment.

    “But seriously,” he warned, “if we want to maintain tolerable environmental conditions, we need to stop altering the planet.”

    When you’ve lost beetles you know Gaia is completely pissed off.

  7. Pete of Perth

    currently at -20.0306, 117.4744 and not being attacked by fecked off fish

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I claim this thread in the name of the stokers of the RMS Titanic, who died at their posts, keeping the pumps going until the last, and drew the boilers, averting the risk of a catastrophic explosion as the ship sank!

    Never mind the band playing on!

  9. Mother Lode

    BoN,

    What are the chances the madmen in Iran will announce that it is a new program by the Israeli Defence Forces: Operation Jewfish.

  10. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    I’ll take 14 but I will not play on the wing!

  11. chrisl

    Saw a snapshot of the future as I was toiling away in Surburbia. There is a private school up the road and the delivery guy was angry because the crazy mothers blocked his access for 20 minutes Today two classes of preps were literally being shepherded by six adults as they had to negotiate obstacles like sand on the footpath.And every single one of them had a hi vis vest on Another 13 years of mollycoddling and they will be ready for uni!

  12. Mother Lode

    I did not know that ZK2A.

  13. Nelson Kidd-Players

    I claim this thread in the name of the stokers of the RMS Titanic, who died at their posts…

    More evidence that coal kills?

  14. I will not play on the wing!

    I’m having fun in the forward pocket.

  15. Damienski

    Little person, reporting for duty, Mother Lode SIR!

  16. Pedro the Ignorant

    Water bill just came in the mail.

    Water used: $7.41
    Service charge: $146.85

    You have to love government agencies. They certainly know how to soak* the plebs.

    * horrible pun.

  17. Mother Lode

    Well, we’ve all been given a shock by our electricity bills, Pedro.

  18. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Have you ever tried to decrease your credit limit?

    You spend 5 minutes talking to a Filipino about why this is necessary.

  19. Lysander

    PvO tweet says “everyone can laugh it up but $2 saving a week in energy shouldn’t be sneezed at”

    This guy has to get off the drugs.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I did not know that ZK2A.

    Two very good books on the sinking are “Unsinkable – the Full Story” and “The Other side of the Night – The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was Lost”, both by Daniel Allen Butler. Highly recommended.

  21. H B Bear

    Water bill just came in the mail.

    It’s just taxation. WA electricity retail service charge doubled this year for no apparent reason other than the State is broke.

  22. Titanic

    Time to abolish the “women and children first” rule. Gender equality and all that.

  23. Diogenes

    Pedro, I feel your pain, was similar.

    Re the PFOS/PFAS the locals here are starting to get upset because traces have been found around the Munmorah ex Power Station. EPA is doing more testing. I am not worried , and told the earnest old lady who was coming door to door with a petition, “No I will not sign” and “Be pleased, we will not have to protest 500 acres worth of housing development on the site that will ruin the area and depress prices for the next 10 years as our older style properties will be competing with new builds”

  24. H B Bear

    PvO tweet says “everyone can laugh it up but $2 saving a week in energy shouldn’t be sneezed at”

    I’ve seen derros at the track sifting through cigarette butts and TAB tickets that are less desperate than van Wrongselen for a win.

  25. Fisky

    LOL

    J Burton‏ @JBurtonXP 1h1 hour ago
    More
    Yesterday it was: “How does what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms even affect you?!”

    Today we have this:

    https://twitter.com/JBurtonXP/status/920489277032681472

  26. test pattern

    ‘The story goes that Farmer would only agree to let author Steve Hawke (son of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke) pen a book about his life if he set up a foundation to help young Aboriginal people. Hawke talked former Liberal Federal minister for Aboriginal affairs Fred Chaney and former Labor politician Ron Edwards into taking on the task’

    https://thewest.com.au/news/education/pilbara-school-kids-are-staying-on-long-after-the-bell—and-it-promises-to-pay-off-in-the-future-ng-b88595759z

  27. Diogenes

    Time to abolish the “women and children first” rule. Gender equality and all that.

    It has been – its now “whole families with kids ” first , then “couples”, then “singles” according to the last lifeboat drill I did. It was explained that it was in fact partially to do with the Titanic, as many children were orphaned, or many mothers were left with children and were left destitute by the loss of breadwinner. Then again isn’t THAT thinking sexist ?

    Every time we have on a cruise we get asked “why the red/maroon underlay under engineering officers stripes ?”. I always give the “correct” answer – “in memory of the engineers of the Titanic who died at their posts”. After the game I let the person asking the question know it was amazingly prescient of the RN in 1883 to choose purple/maroon for engos as the “distinction cloths” , and the various shipping lines copied the RN as they started to wear uniforms, a process supposedly hastened in WW1 – if you were in uniform you were not a spy

  28. C.L.

    ASIO in the news today saying how overwhelmed they are by terrorists and espionage operations. Hey, great thinking: whine and telegraph to the enemy that you’re bleeding.

  29. Senile Old Guy

    Fishnado.

    Sharknado 1 & 2 on recently. You have go to love the classics!

    Revenge for Global Warming Causes Fish to Attack People

    Up and down the Israeli coast and even in the Sea of Galilee, swimmers are reporting being nibbled on, often painfully.

    Stressing that no thorough research has been carried out to check if there is an actual rise, Yair said any verifiable increase in biting could be tied to several factors, including but not limited to climate change.

    Wonderful! There is no proof that there has actually been an increase but “it could be tied…to climate change”.

    It is now the cause of everything. The car won’t start: climate change. The sink is blocked: climate change. The dishes are dirty: climate change. The students are revolting: climate change. Water is wet: climate change. The Liberals are wet: climate change.

  30. struth

    Service charge: $146.85

    I’d love to send them a bill for the entire water volume that Flanneried down the last few days on my property and they get for free.

  31. struth

    J Burton‏ @JBurtonXP 1h1 hour ago
    More
    Yesterday it was: “How does what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms even affect you

    How many people get married in the privacy of their own bedroom?

  32. Diogenes

    Struth,
    that is actually not your water. I do not know if its still the case,(it was 10 years ago) but in Qld farmers have water meters on the pumps from their own dams and are charged for every drop pumped.

    Give it another year or two, and we will charged for the sunshine falling on our solar panels like Spain

  33. Nelson Kidd-Players

    If it’s not your water that falls on your land, then how do solar plants get free access to sunlight, and windfarms free access to air?

  34. Chris

    How many people are legally bankrupted by human rights prosecutions, in the privacy of their own bedroom?

  35. struth

    I realise nothing is mine according to councils and government.

    That’s why I said I’d “love to”

    I am only renting through my rates, but I have the added bonus of renting from a landlord who tells me I must pay for the maintenance of it myself, tells me how and if I can do it, and ups the rent whenever they take a breath in. I pay any interest rate rises on the property, yet they have no problem with the new rules for landlords regarding tenants rights to have pets, as they charge you for them as well, etc.

    Put your money into bricks and mortar son.

    Fuck off dad.

  36. Chris

    Furthermore, how come the Government claims carbon credits for depriving farmers of the value of their land?

  37. stackja

    Survey reveals what Sydneysiders would like to fix in city
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 18, 2017 1:46pm
    Subscriber only
    MORE than half of the problems Sydneysiders have with this city would go away if they had a better commute every day.

    A Facebook survey of more than 1300 Daily Telegraph readers found public transport, traffic, roads and tolls made up 50 per cent of the total complaints.

    The price of real estate, general cost of living and the city’s contentious lockout laws also topped complaints.

  38. then how do solar plants get free access to sunlight, and windfarms free access to air?

    Now there’s an idea. Tax the bastards! Now!

  39. Windfarms should at least attract a Dead Bird Tax (DBT).

    $25k per bird.

  40. stackja

    Windows tax: To avoid the tax some houses from the period can be seen to have bricked-up window-spaces (ready to be glazed or reglazed at a later date). In England and Wales it was introduced in 1696 and was repealed in 1851, 156 years after first being introduced.

  41. Lysander

    Denmark has a Cow Flatulence Tax! $110 per cow.

    Russia had a beard tax. (we could use that against the inner city youngins).

    But the winner goes to:

    Though many smokers around the world are used to paying a high tax premium on cigarettes to dissuade smoking, in 2009 citizens of the central-Chinese Hubei province found themselves in the opposite situation: smoke cigarettes or face a fine.

  42. Damienski

    Windows tax:

    Hence the term “daylight robbery”

  43. stackja

    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 18, 2017 8:14am
    FORMER Today host Lisa Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons has this morning revealed it has been “an intense couple of days” following her explosive departure from the network.

    The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

  44. struth

    If you had windows you could see the tax collector coming.

  45. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 18, 2017 8:14am
    FORMER Today host Lisa Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons has this morning revealed it has been “an intense couple of days” following her explosive departure from the network.

    The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

    The pain of being multi-millionaires sounds horrendous

  46. stackja

    struth
    #2526637, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    If you had windows you could see the tax collector coming.

    Sheriff would send help to block any exit or any failure to answer door.

  47. stackja

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2526638, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 18, 2017 8:14am
    FORMER Today host Lisa Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons has this morning revealed it has been “an intense couple of days” following her explosive departure from the network.

    The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

    The pain of being multi-millionaires sounds horrendous

    Yes! Ask MT!

  48. Lysander

    Thanks Damienski; would never have known that!

    Apparently the Window Tax was more fathomable than the creation of a personal income tax (which was seen as an intrusion of the State into personal liberties).

    Well well well….

  49. Lysander

    palatable! (not fathomable)

    d-oh!

  50. Geriatric Mayfly

    The United Nations is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis as Australia’s offshore immigration detention centre on Manus Island is shut down.

    The handwringing from this mob never ceases to amuse. These busybodies never seem to turn up where there are ‘crises’ which are manifestly more pressing.

  51. stackja

    Is it true that the saying ”daylight robbery” comes from the window tax …
    https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-20314,00.html
    No, I don’t think it did. I think that it comes from highwaymen who held up travellers in broad daylight – a very brazen act which was obvious to anyone looking on …

  52. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2526643, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    The United Nations is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis as Australia’s offshore immigration detention centre on Manus Island is shut down.

    The handwringing from this mob never ceases to amuse. These busybodies never seem to turn up where there are ‘crises’ which are manifestly more pressing.

    UN saved Iran and Kim from naughty USA.

  53. Louis

    You notice you never see any party going to an election on a policy of ‘agency reset’. Over the years each layer of government keeps adding special interest agencies (boards, commissions, offices, groups) etc and no one ever comes along and cleans up all the redundant agencies.

    Mind you we could make a massive saving at the Federal Level if the federal government stopped interfering in the State’s jurisdictions and duplicating State agencies. What would help is stopping the federal Senate investigating things that are outside of federal jurisdiction like they are some type of grande investigative body for all of Australia.

  54. Mother Lode

    There is a lot to complain about with Public Transport in NSW, but it has improved markedly over the past few years – well, since the Libs won anyway.

    Trains are more reliable and they are cleaner – even as the populace has grown more slovenly in public. I have even seen the station staff walking around with a a cleaning spray and cloth cleaning benches, Opal Card swiping points, notice boards. The way it used to be the only ‘cleaning’ was when grime and filth had caked on so thickly that it defeated the adhesive forces of the bottom layer, and it just slouched of in a giant sheet.

    I think it is worth pointing out when they have dome something right. It is not as if we will ever get exhausted having to congratulate them repeatedly.

    Two things I would recommend:

    1) Keep an eye on the school kids going through the ticket wickets – they are wiry little things and are able to get two of them through with a single swipe. I think it is wrong because I can’t do it.

    2) The graffiti that abounds all around the tracks and on bridges. Don’t just clean it off. They do it to show off to each other, so instead deface it. Draw as badly as possible penises coming out of ears, insert extra letters in their tags – stuff like that. Since they take it personally they will want to come back and ‘repair’ it. The you either make them do the most demeaning cleaning work you can or, better still…

    Have trains that run at random times. Just the engine. Stealth trains that move whisper silent with gloriously malign intent. Each one has a scoop on the front bristling with razor sharp spikes 9 feet long. All you would hear is something like a breeze, then a brief truncated cry, and a soft, sing of steel as the miscreant’s inertia holds them in place as the spikes pierces their bodies.

  55. Snoopy

    ‘The story goes that Farmer would only agree to let author Steve Hawke (son of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke) pen a book about his life if he set up a foundation to help young Aboriginal people. Hawke talked former Liberal Federal minister for Aboriginal affairs Fred Chaney and former Labor politician Ron Edwards into taking on the task’

    Ron Edwards? Was Bob Collins unavailable?

  56. manalive

    Titanic
    Time to abolish the “women and children first” rule. Gender equality and all that …

    It didn’t work out quite that way, the saved:
    Men: — – 33% 1st class, 8% 2nd class, 16% 3rd class.
    Women: -97% ——– —- 86%. ———— 46%.
    Children: 83%. —— —- 100%. ———- – 34%

  57. stackja

    Lisa Wilkinson better than Karl Stefanovic, says Mike Munro
    NUI TE KOHA, Herald Sun
    42 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    TV presenter Mike Munro says Lisa Wilkinson deserved to be paid “the same, if not more” than her former Today co-host Karl Stefanovic.

    Munro, the tough journalist and presenter who made his name on Willessee, 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, said Channel Nine is “really gonna feel” Wilkinson’s move to Channel 10.

  58. notafan

    Not quite never

    ALMOST 200 government agencies will be scrapped in a new search for budget savings, as the Abbott government lights a “bonfire of the quangos” to eliminate waste and help deal with deepening deficits that will be revealed on Monday.

    Working groups will be shut down and expensive agencies dismantled in a bid to streamline the public service, saving more than $500 million over four years and taking staff numbers back to the levels of seven years ago.


    coaliation axing 175 agencies, back when Abbott was king

  59. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2526648, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Kingsgrove train death: Graffiti vandal struck and killed on tracks
    May 29, 2017 – AN ALLEGED graffiti vandal was struck and killed by a train in Sydney’s south overnight, after darting between railway tracks defacing …
    Kingsgrove train death linked to graffiti | St George & Sutherland Shire …
    May 29, 2017 – Man found dead on train tracks at Kingsgrove suspected of graffiti vandalism … Police believe a man who died after being hit by a train at …
    Suspected graffiti vandal dies after being hit by train at … – ABC
    May 28, 2017 – A man, who police believe to be a graffiti vandal, dies after being struck by a train in Sydney’s south overnight.

  60. stackja

    manalive
    #2526650, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Class did matter?

  61. stackja

    Teenage boy dies after he allegedly assaulted an employee at Lambton Pool NSW
    Boy who died at Newcastle swimming pool named
    Ashleigh Gleeson, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    THE 17-year-old boy who died at Lambton pool in Newcastle after suffering a medial episode was hit by a car while riding a bike years earlier which put him in intensive care.

    His devastated mother says the accident led to his medical problems.

    Police were called to the pool at 5pm yesterday after receiving reports a boy who had been visiting the facility with his carer had assaulted an employee.

    Witnesses allegedly had to hold Pono Wairua Aperahama down until they arrived, by which time they found him in a serious condition.

  62. Zatara

    His devastated mother says the accident led to his medical problems.

    Give her a few minutes with a claims counselor, that will change from ‘medical’ to ‘mental’ problems.

  63. Baldrick

    51st Battalion A.I.F

    Christie, Robert (1883–1957)
    On the formation of the A.I.F.’s 4th Division in February 1916 Christie transferred as a sergeant to the 51st Battalion, raised in Western Australia. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in March 1916, he was promoted captain at once and major in September. After reaching France he fought at Mouquet Farm, Lagnicourt and Messines. He commanded the 51st in the battle of Polygon Wood in September 1917 and won the Distinguished Service Order especially for his ‘tactical handling of the battalion’. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel on 23 October and confirmed in his command. Next April at Villers-Bretonneux he gained a Bar to his D.S.O.; here he was involved in a difficult night operation and, having already marched six miles, was ordered to counter-attack and recover a village. Although there was no time for reconnaissance the approach march and the attack itself were ‘a brilliant success’. Christie retained command until the end of the war and was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre and twice mentioned in dispatches. His personal courage and coolness in action, his warm nature and his concern for his men made him a popular and respected leader.

  64. Top Ender

    Huge article in the oz about share bikes and how they are a socialist waste of money. Well written, but too long to reproduce here and anyway, we knew that.

    However, this comment underneath about Brisbane City Council and their project is perceptive:

    G Whizz 53 MINUTES AGO
    Brisbane followed a different path. The bikes are available to subscribers only and are charged for on a time basis. The time continues until the bike is returned to the electronic dock and the user tags off. Helmets are compulsory here, so subscribers have to bring their own. The original corps of 200 subscribers has dwindled to 12, at last report,and is probably now zero. There are hundreds of bikes, and more coming. The council has invested $8M on the bikes and their electronic docks. They sit unused and rusting, chained in their docks all over the city. This is a gross misuse of ratepayers money and it’s clear the BCC didn’t give this any thought before they introduced it. No-one wants these things. It’s inconvenient to bring a helmet, and the State government wouldn’t consider an exemption, even if the bikes were only used on cycle paths. Brisbane city central has no dedicated cycle lanes on roads, so casual riders unused to riding in traffic are a hazard to themselves and other road users. Now the unsightly bloody things are just an eyesore that ratepayers must somehow maintain. The Council’s plan for 30% of all trips within the city to be by bicycle ignores the local weather.Another touchy feely Green pipedream down the gurgler.

    Local government really should be dissolved across Australia and its function incorporated into the states and territories governments. Doubtless there would be no more efficiency but hopefully less half-witted harebrained schemes inflicted upon the taxpayer.

  65. Baldrick

    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times

    At least we know, by the headline, who wears the pants in the family.

  66. stackja

    Mortgages soaking up more income
    Rebecca Gredley, Australian Associated Press
    13 minutes ago
    Dual income households are putting a bigger slice of their monthly wages into mortgage repayments.

    Australian households with two income earners needed 28.7 per cent of their monthly salary to meet monthly mortgage repayments in September, up from 27.4 per cent in the same month a year earlier, credit ratings agency Moody’s said.

    Moody’s senior analyst Alena Chen said housing affordability had declined across the country, despite varied trends in major cities.

  67. stackja

    Baldrick
    #2526674, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times

    At least we know, by the headline, who wears the pants in the family.

    And who wears a head covering.

  68. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    top 100 ‘cos I wasn’t looking earlier

  69. egg_

    The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

    Our very own Kardashians!

  70. egg_

    Munro, the tough journalist and presenter who made his name on Willessee, 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, said Channel Nine is “really gonna feel” Wilkinson’s move to Channel 10.

    Yup, improved ratings with a new beauty.

  71. Boambee John

    Zulu at 1510

    – The Carpathia,

    I have always had great admiration for the Captain of the Carpathia.

    Having taken a southerly course to avoid the dangers of the ice field, on receiving the call for assistance, he without hesitation ordered maximum speed and steamed into the ice field that had just destroyed the Titanic. “Law if the Sea” was his guidance.

    Second Officer of the Titanic, Lightoller, who remained on board to the end supervising launching of the collapsible boats and making makeshift rafts from deck chairs, when asked by a journo at what stage he left the Titanic, responded “I did not leave the Titanic, the Titanic left (sank from under) me”. Put that in your pipe and smoke it?

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    The NFL epidemic of non-concussive brain disease continues amusingly. They’re still sometimes kneeling for the anthem and getting soundly booed by what little crowd is attending. Meanwhile the cerebral attack of extreme SJWitis continues:

    NFL Players Now Protesting Anthem Over Gender Pay Gap

    CNN contributor and former NFL receiver Donté Stallworth said Saturday the NFL kneeling protests are also about the “gender pay gap” and “housing discrimination” in addition to police brutality toward minorities and racism.

    So there you go. Football is also about wymminses poor pay and the dastardly desire of landlords for tenants who don’t trash their rental property.

    But their social activism problem hasn’t metastased enough yet for some. ‘More please’ says the NFL:

    NFL to Roll Out “Social Activism Boot Camp”

    The NFL is going to bankroll a “social activism boot camp” for professional athletes in February, according to a new report.

    The boot camp will reportedly take place over two days and will include professional athletes from other leagues besides the NFL. “And then, the organizers of that curriculum will work with the players throughout the year to try and teach them to get their message out and be most effective with it,” Trotter added.

    Ah so, because the players have not quite pissed everyone in the country off yet we must train them to be more effective social justice warriors. That way we’ll successfully alienate absolutely everyone everywhere.

    Which is clearly succeeding.

    CBS’ Earnings Projections Take Big Hit As Network’s NFL Sunday Ratings Crash 17% from Last Year

    Weird how that happens.

  73. Mother Lode

    Sorry stackja. Still too slow.

    My way is quicker, cleaner, and way cool.

    Graffiti is rarely interesting and never has to be at the expense of property. And it really gives everything a run down, delapidated feel.

    When I lived in Petersham in a previous life, there was one house that had been lovingly restored. It was really beautiful. The fence around it was a pale yellow, nothing loud or striking, but freshly painted. Understated.

    Until one morning after some retard had spray painted their retarded tag over it. The same thing over and over.

    Hmm…I think we might need stealth buses as well.

  74. Snoopy

    TheirABC discovers Trump’s Benghazi.

    Ms Wilson said there are still questions about Sergeant Johnson’s death that are yet to be answered.

    “[The family] don’t know why he was separated from the other soldiers,” she said.

    “This could turn out to be another Benghazi, and I have asked for an investigation.

    Water off a duck’s back then?

  75. Rabz

    Anyone seen any of the footage of “Operation Pantomime” held last night at Central station?

    I’d like to watch but will have to wait until I get home, as people will probably wonder what I’m in stitches about.

  76. Hmm…I think we might need stealth buses as well.

    Stealth mobility scooters. You would not hear them coming.

  77. Stealth mobility scooters.

    With Ben Hur type chariot blades on the wheels.

  78. manalive

    @ stackja at 4:24 pm

    Class did matter? …

    Given few who ended up in the freezing water survived (mostly crew) clearly it did and interestingly it was in 2nd class where the code seems to have been most faithfully followed.

  79. C.L.

    AMA national president Michael Gannon escalates against Victorian branch.
    This bloke likes a brawl:

    The national president of the doctors’ union has unloaded on his Victorian counterparts, accusing them of being silent on euthanasia and “protecting” their relationship with the Andrews Labor government.

    AMA president Michael Gannon told The Australian he was “disappointed” in AMA Victoria after the state branch blasted a tweet he had sent out condemning Daniel Andrews and other Victorian politicians for using emotional stories about parents’ deaths to advance the assisted dying bill.

    “Up until today, I think AMA Victoria have put out only one press release on the euthanasia debate in the past six months,” he said.

    AMA Victoria has published two press releases since July on euthanasia, the latter condemning the AMA national president.

    Dr Gannon said he empathised with anyone who had suffered the death of a parent but stood by his tweet which his Victorian branch labelled “offensive”.

    “I don’t apologise … this bill will make life more difficult for my members and make life more dangerous for my patients,” he said.

  80. egg_

    Is Fatty Vautin transferring to AWFul?

  81. The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

    Our very own Kardashians!

    Which one has the big arse?

    Asking for a friend.

  82. Delta A

    Stealth mobility scooters

    Recently visited Goolwa, a great God’s waiting room, and the only place where I have seen a shopping centre apply a 4 km limit on mobility scooters.

    Should be more of it.

  83. When I’m in need of a mobility scooter.

    I want one with a turbocharged V8, with twin “rumble” exhausts.

  84. egg_

    The columnist spoke to Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa about how they spent their first night since the story broke.

    Were they joined by the four Yorkshire-men?
    Cardboard box and all.

  85. Boambee John

    “Law of the Sea”, not “if”!

  86. Mother Lode

    Incoherent Rambler understands what is called for.

  87. dopey

    Pete and Lisa might have to move to Crows Nest.

  88. Viva

    Fishnado

    Up and down the Israeli coast and even in the Sea of Galilee, swimmers are reporting being nibbled on, often painfully.

    Having recently spent some time swimming at the beach in Tel Aviv I can report that the fish are indeed biting. I didn’t get bitten but my husband did (maybe because he’s an Israeli lol). He said the bites were annoying rather than painful and is convinced the little blighters (er biters) have swum up the coast from Gaza.

    Meanwhile, when swimming in Galilee a couple of years ago I felt the fish tickling my legs rather than biting, which in a way is much worse!

  89. Myrddin Seren

    This could turn out to be another Benghazi, and I have asked for an investigation.

    What – Youtube allowed another insulting video about the RoP to be released and upset the most feminist of religions – again !?

    Congresscritter Wilson might be getting a phone call shortly from someone in the Clinton orbit to get that narrative back on the Trump Track.

  90. Snoopy

    When I’m in need of a mobility scooter.

    I want one with a turbocharged V8, with twin “rumble” exhausts.

    You’ll be needing something like this.

  91. Baldrick

    At school, Paul had trouble understanding the difference between capitalism and socialism. Things haven’t improved much since-

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheRealPBarry
    Quick question for ‘taxpayers’ and ABC haters. Who pays for commercial TV? 1. No one. 2.The fairies. 3. You.

  92. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Amal Awad saying the bleeding obvious against the Leftoid panel – especially Overington – Wilkinson’s $2M salary is not relevant to the average Joe’s salary pursuit, regardless of gender.

  93. zyconoclast

    Munro, the tough journalist and presenter who made his name on Willessee, 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, said Channel Nine is “really gonna feel” Wilkinson’s move to Channel 10.

    Weinstein and Ben Affleck style feeling?

  94. Snoopy

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheRealPBarry
    Quick question for ‘taxpayers’ and ABC haters. Who pays for commercial TV? 1. No one. 2.The fairies. 3. You.

    Is Paul suggesting the ABC can be funded by running advertisements? I have to agree.

  95. brennan

    #2526706, posted on October 18, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    When I’m in need of a mobility scooter.

    I want one with a turbocharged V8, with twin “rumble” exhausts.

    Here’s a step in the right direction IR

  96. zyconoclast

    …Australian households with two income earners needed 28.7 per cent of their monthly salary to meet monthly mortgage repayments in September, up from 27.4 per cent in the same month a year earlier,…

    Is that gross or net salary?

  97. egg_

    Quick question for ‘taxpayers’ and ABC haters. Who pays for commercial TV?

    Advertisers, fvcktard.

  98. Top Ender

    From the idiotic debate in the UK – where else – about changing the name of Fireman Sam in the kids’ cartoon:

    Also offensive;
    Spiderman (must now be Spiderperson)
    Batman (change it to BatXe)
    Postman Pat (Non-binary, gender fluid Patricia).

    I hope you blokes (all-encompassing non-sexist term) realise that sooner or later similar halfwits on their long slow march through the institutions will call for:

    – the state of Victoria to be re-titled as it’s named after an imperialist dictator
    – also Queensland (or perhaps not…)
    – Tasmania must go as it’s named after a chap
    – and WA, SA, and NSW need much more “inclusive” names.

    The billions of dollars necessary to accomplish this is as nothing because diversity or something.

  99. egg_

    Is Paul suggesting the ABC can be funded by running advertisements? I have to agree.

    They’re going down the SBS route?

  100. Snoopy

    They’re going down the SBS route?

    Only if we can clone the Malaysian dwarf.

  101. Geriatric Mayfly

    Meanwhile, when swimming in Galilee a couple of years ago I felt the fish tickling my legs rather than biting, which in a way is much worse!

    And that’s all because a certain Bloke, said: Give up your nets and become fishers of men.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I want one with a turbocharged V8, with twin “rumble” exhausts.

    I want one with twin M60 GPMG’s – I’ll teach the children of the swampfilth to get put of my way.

  103. Myrddin Seren

    At school, Paul had trouble understanding the difference between capitalism and socialism. Things haven’t improved much since-

    Amazingly, there are people actually pushing back at Barry on that thread.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Second Officer of the Titanic, Lightoller, who remained on board to the end supervising launching of the collapsible boats and making makeshift rafts from deck chairs, when asked by a journo at what stage he left the Titanic, responded “I did not leave the Titanic, the Titanic left (sank from under) me”. Put that in your pipe and smoke it?

    Lightoller went on to take part in the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940 – his son, Pilot Officer Herbert Lightoller was one of the first British bomber pilots killed over Germany in September 1939.

  105. zyconoclast

    Melissa Etheridge ‘arrested for drug possession at US and Canadian border’… as she smiles from ear-to-ear in mugshot

    The I’m The Only One hitmaker has been open about her marijuana use as back in August she revealed she has even smoked the drug with her two oldest children, and uses it almost every night with her wife of three years Linda Wallem.

    ‘Cannabis is the best marital aid, you get a nice indica,’ Etheridge said while speaking with Yahoo as part of their ‘Weed & the American Family’ series.
    ‘When it’s date night, it takes down your inhibition. Your sexual desires are enhanced.’
    She went on to say: ‘We take a bath every night and smoke and talk and wind down and sleep a very, very good night sleep. And sleep is extremely important.’

  106. Michel Lasouris

    The Hypertension inched up a notch during the Question Time from the Senate. Why cannot we have a “naughty corner” for all the 94A,ers and their senate counterparts ;a place where these miscreant can be sent, seen but not heard? I envisage a sound proof, but transparent box whence these losers can speak, vote , and hear what is going ( at the permission of the Speaker/President) and therefore continue their basic duties for which we, the taxpayers, pay them. I envisage that the ‘gallery’ can be provided with rotten tomatoes so that they can entertain themselves when the ‘naughty box’ is occupied. The length of incarceration will be determined by the Speaker/President, so Sen. Carr, Cameron, etc. will spend most of their time in there. They’re all “very naughty boys (and girls)” to misquote Mrs Christ in the Life of Brian.

  107. Natural Instinct

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheRealPBarry

    Quick question for ‘taxpayers’ and ABC haters. Who pays for commercial TV? 1. No one. 2.The fairies. 3. You.

    I am trying to get my head around the logic of this sentence with Venn diagrams.
    If we assume he is talking about an intersection diagram, then there some non Taxpayers who are also ABC Haters too. So why does this class of citizens not have to answer his question? Is that because Barry thinks: they don’t pay for the ABC (via taxes) and thus they could not possibly pay for the commercial channels (via paying for advertising built into the cost of goods)?
    And what about the taxpayers who are ABC lovers – they don’t get the chance to answer the question either. Because he thinks they are so smart they already know? Mmm?
    .
    Oh I know. How silly of me. Taxpayer is code for “right winger”, “Murdoch lover”, “not of us”, and “deplorables” groups.
    How awfully ABC of Barry to think that way.

  108. Geriatric Mayfly

    Soldier who Obama White House said ‘served with honor and distinction’ pleads guilty to desertion
    And if he was black, he would have been welcomed as another son that Obambi never had. Sigh.

  109. Baldrick

    Amazingly, there are people actually pushing back at Barry on that thread.

    Well, if Barry wants to come out with something so blatantly stupid, he’s has to expect a bit of backlash.

  110. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sen. Carr, Cameron, etc. will spend most of their time in there.

    Carr is the worst. He’s always raving, ranting and caterwauling in the background. I often wonder if he might be tired and emotional most of the time.

  111. John Constantine

    China is nearing the completion of massive, central factories for the production of agricultural chemicals.

    The smaller and oh and s and enviromental shortcut factories are to be closed.

    Rumours sweeping the Australian agricultural sector are that China has shut the old factories, suddenly, before the new megafactories are open.

    No new Roundup before April, go the doomsayers, panic buying and price hikes follow.

    Should there be a wet summer in south east Australia, requiring summer weed control with roundup, this could get interesting.

  112. herodotus

    The ABC ran a story on The World Today about terrible sexual abuse at a Top Sydney Private School.
    I got the impression that it must have been something really, really terrible if the school’s administrators were to be pilloried for not exercising adequate control over such a situation.
    As the story became more detailed, it emerged that it was exactly the sort of situation you would not want teachers or administrators participating in, even if only to exercise adequate control.
    It was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

  113. P

    And that’s all because a certain Bloke, said: Give up your nets and become fishers of men.

    In fancy I stood by the shore, one day,
    Of the beautiful murm’ring sea;
    I saw the great crowds as they thronged the way
    Of the Stranger of Galilee;

  114. Marcus

    The pain of being multi-millionaires sounds horrendous

    Well, considering how oblivious Fitzy was to the pain of his own wife’s poorly treated wrist fracture, don’t expect him to be able to tell you much.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll bet the lads in Leavenworth are looking forward to welcoming Pvt Bergdahl.

    Given the charges – desertion, and misconduct before the enemy – I should think he’ll be in separate accommodation for the rest of his sentence. Servicemen don’t like deserters, and the implication I’m reading is that he may have co operated with the Taliban.

  116. Baldrick

    It was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

    Did TheirABC just assume the gender of the jizming cadet?

  117. John Constantine

    Who can demand value for money, or they go somewhere else?.

    Consumers of private media, or taxpayers funding their orcs to frolic in the abc cesspit?.

    The Age turns to crap and turns into a tax loss provider for the ponzi scheme property advertising business.

    Their abc turns to crap and demands the revolutionary economic genocide of obsolete Australia, and they get even more money to squander through their bully pulpit.

    Services economy, Comrades, the cause can debt fund that crap for decades.

  118. Rabz

    FFS, yet another moron on the Oz gets all huffy about my pointing out the indisputable, bleeding obvious –
    this in reply to a comment I made on the preposterous Operation Pantomime:

    Leanne:
    @Rabz I invite you to join the academy and go on patrol … see what it’s really like on the streets … before you start throwing insults like Keystone Cops. I doubt you’d last an hour in dealing with our delightful public, let alone a bunch of jihadis intent on lopping your head whilst recording it on their iPhone (probably funded by Centrelink) for the glorification of Islamic State.

    Forgotten about that regrettable incident at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place already have we, sweetie?

    Sterling work by the Keystones on that occasion. Remind me again, how did the barrister lady end up dying, by the way?

    Oh that’s right, she was shot dead by your beloved Keystone Cops.

  119. Geriatric Mayfly

    It was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

    And what exactly did that ABC producer do, the one who is doing porridge for child molestation? The ABC will not tell us. His very name shall not pass their lips.

  120. egg_

    Paul Barry ✔ @TheReallyDumbPBarry

  121. Snoopy

    It was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

    So not in? Modern day kids are a disappointment.

  122. Snoopy

    Amazingly, there are people actually pushing back at Barry on that thread.

    I have heard, third hand mind you, that you are gay only if you push back.

  123. Nick

    Were saos involved?

    Strangely, had the cadet in question identified as being gay or questioning his sexuality, the ABC would have protested against any sanctions being given owing to ‘homophobia’.

  124. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

    “Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

  125. herodotus

    Matt Canavan on Bolt looking more like Frightenberg, saying in effect that reducing emissions trumps any proper solution to the power debacle. Mal seems to be a master of one thing: knobbling anyone who’s likely to get a following for a line of thought with any taint of climate scepticism.

  126. rickw

    I want one with twin M60 GPMG’s – I’ll teach the children of the swampfilth to get put of my way.

    You should opt for the real deal, two MG 42’s!

  127. Muzzlehatch

    I would think that a cadet outing of Sydney private school boys would exhibit a constant rain of jiz covering everything?

  128. MsDolittle

    Matt Canavan on Bolt looking more like Frightenberg

    Total putz.

  129. Frank

    I have heard, third hand mind you, that you are gay only if you push back.

    I thought the rule was that you are only gay if your balls touch.

  130. calli

    I’m enjoying the resurgence “sweetie” here.

    I blame Malcolm McGregor, not Eddie Monsoon.

  131. rickw

    “I don’t apologise … this bill will make life more difficult for my members and make life more dangerous for my patients,”

    FMD, commonsense and integrity all at once!!

  132. C.L.

    President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

    “Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

    And? Is there a paragraph missing?

  133. Snoopy

    President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

    Not even Judge Judy accepts that shit. But for Monty it’s the incontrovertible truth.

    Give up the lawyering shit, Monty. Best you stick to what you know best. Gay-pestering straights.

  134. Muzzlehatch

    C.L.
    #2526784, posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    And? Is there a paragraph missing?

    Is there an actual story there? I very much doubt it;
    “Just more shameful Dem “Lara Crofting” relying on TDS to cover their craven immorality.” Was my take as I skimmed on past.

  135. egg_

    7.30 GM sTan – he’s orange?

  136. herodotus

    Rowan Dean said that Australians are more likely to see a Tasmanian Tiger rogering a Yowie on Lasseter’s Reef than they are to see that $115 saving on energy.

  137. C.L.

    The ABC ran a story on The World Today about terrible sexual abuse at a Top Sydney Private School.
    I got the impression that it must have been something really, really terrible if the school’s administrators were to be pilloried for not exercising adequate control over such a situation.
    As the story became more detailed, it emerged that it was exactly the sort of situation you would not want teachers or administrators participating in, even if only to exercise adequate control.
    It was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

    There was a bit more to it than that.

    However, more broadly, I noticed that the Royal Commission Into Getting George Pell turned its lunatic attention today to King’s and Trinity Grammar. According to the Royal Commission, not one single episode of sexual abuse has ever occurred in any of the nation’s hundreds of state schools – ever. Now if we had a Liberal Party with an iota of courage they would announce a second RC specifically dedicated to state schools and institutions.

  138. Atoms for Peace

    And for those males in whatever industries who are paid less than females ?
    Anyway, define gender these days.

  139. calli

    If they’re going Kings and Trinity, surely Knox is not far away? Unless the Nice Mr Scott has had a word in someone’s ear.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    FFS, yet another moron on the Oz gets all huffy about my pointing out the indisputable, bleeding obvious –
    this in reply to a comment I made on the preposterous Operation Pantomime:

    Leading Leanne’s comment’s I’d say she’s only just out of the academy. The real professionals don’t talk like that. Scroll down to where she’s trying to justify the Lint Cafe shambles.

  141. herodotus

    Most of Bolt’s panels stink.

  142. Pedro the Ignorant

    Like CL , I am a bit confused about what that US Rep Wilson is whining about.

    Trump apparently said; “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” to the soldier’s widow.

    Curious, but everybody, especially Democrat pollies, seems to be getting offended about anything Trump says these days.

  143. P

    I can’t remember this vid going up on here, so sorry if this is a repeat. It was Jan 2017.

    Melania Trump moved to tears during worship song!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOqV2nT6tXk

  144. herodotus

    There was a bit more to it than that.
    The question is – was it a standover tactic?

  145. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway

    Trump just told a Gold Star widow that it was her husband’s fault she is a widow. Classy.

  146. Baldrick

    President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,”

    Man dies serving in the Army … m0nty’s head explodes. Why?

  147. Snoopy

    If they’re going Kings and Trinity, surely Knox is not far away? Unless the Nice Mr Scott has had a word in someone’s ear.

    Let’s have a close look at Xavier College in the early ’80’s.

  148. Atoms for Peace

    I

    t was alleged that on a cadet camp outing, one boy jizm’d on another’s sleeping bag.

    There was a bit more to it than that.

    That’ll be required home work in a few years..

  149. Snoopy

    Trump just told a Gold Star widow that it was her husband’s fault she is a widow. Classy.

    He said no such thing, you disgusting POS.

  150. herodotus

    Monty, there was a true statement made by Speers (no, not your mate at Sky) in Band of Brothers:
    It was that as a soldier in a hot fighting war, you would only be limited and rendered ineffective by worrying about getting killed.
    Think of it this way, he said. You are already dead.

  151. notafan

    It’s a perfectly rational comment but Monty still runs with the Rhinestone Cowgirl’s outrageously outrage take on it.

    Talk about running with the Twitter pack.

    All soldiers and their families know what they sign up for dopey Dora.

  152. Atoms for Peace

    Monty..anyone who serves knows the risks. Fr’instance, you know that you could be stricken by a rake attack at any moment.

  153. calli

    Trump just told a Gold Star widow that it was her husband’s fault she is a widow. Classy.

    Really? I read it that he told the widow that her husband was a brave man, going into the services with his eyes wide open, but still going.

    Then again, if Trump said “you look nice today” it would be sexual assault.

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All soldiers and their families know what they sign up for dopey Dora.

    It’s a risk you accept when you sign the papers and take the oath. If you don’t want to run the risk, then don’t sign up in the first place.

  155. Nick

    If they’re going Kings and Trinity, surely Knox is not far away? Unless the Nice Mr Scott has had a word in someone’s ear.

    Wait till Pirate Pete admonishes Knox. Oh wait…

  156. Atoms for Peace

    It’s Sunday..Monty’s working.

  157. egg_

    Monty..anyone who serves knows the risks. Fr’instance, you know that you could be stricken by a rake attack at any moment.

    He’s not wearing his ice hockey mask?

  158. herodotus

    Sorry, his name was spelt Speirs. The link is to his run through enemy positions in the middle of a firefight.

  159. Harlequin Decline

    On their ABC fakenews tonight a be-hivizzed and be-safetyglassed ABC blimp reported on the ruinable splurge in the Glenn Innes area.

    Numerous local benefits were outlined( true enough, I was up there in May) plus a cursory mention that the windfarm eyesores did not meet with everyone’s approval but somehow mention of the subsidies that made it possible was curiously omitted.

  160. It’s a risk you accept when you sign the papers and take the oath. If you don’t want to run the risk, then don’t sign up in the first place.

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

  161. egg_

    Numerous local benefits were outlined

    A few maintenance jobs post construction – whoopee!

  162. Tel

    Man dies serving in the Army … m0nty’s head explodes. Why?

    Because Trump’s crass directness is a distraction from:
    * Benghazi embassy requested 600 times for additional security.
    * When the attack happened backup was available but called off.
    * The government lied about it afterwards, trying to link it to some Internet movie that no one watched.
    * Turns out all the relevant people knew perfectly well they were lying.
    * No one knows exactly what was happening with those guns going into Libya, and no one is even going to look into it either.

    But it’s all about Trump says insensitive things… remember that. The Age of Seeming.

    Now for what it’s worth, I do not support the new war in Yemen that also no one wants to talk about, nor do I support Trump kissing Saudi ring (he wouldn’t be the only one), but I will point out that the Yemeni War started in 2015 so although Trump could do a better job of stopping it, you can’t blame him for starting it either… that was the Obama / Biden / Hillary clown cart.

    As for who supplied weapons to ISIS, why they wanted Assad booted at all costs, and where those weapons ended up, you have probably all heard by bitching on that score already… but that also happened under Obama and strangely you don’t hear a whole lot of push-back on that one either.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    Pardon me for breathing, but it seems entirely appropriate for someone to say to someone who did marry a soldier.

  164. calli

    On the saga of the missing “SSM” survey forms – the originals turned up. In the P.O. Box in Sydney.

    Now I’m curious. I thought the ABS used the Electoral Roll as its data source. At no time did I give the AEC our P.O. box number. The only government department that I’m aware of that has it is the ATO. Yet voila! Hmmmm.

  165. jupes

    “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,”

    Perfectly true and totally uncontroversial.

  166. Tel

    He’s not wearing his ice hockey mask?

    He doesn’t like it… dulls the zinging sensation.

  167. Harlequin Decline

    Atoms for Peace
    #2526792, posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    And for those males in whatever industries who are paid less than females ?

    I believe in the porno movie industry the female ‘stars’ are paid the order of 5x the amount the male ‘stars’ earn.

  168. marcus classis

    Baldrick
    #2526674, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    Lisa Wilkinson’s husband reveals ‘intense’ times

    At least we know, by the headline, who wears the pants in the family.

    Cripes. By that headline, Lisa wears the strap-on!

  169. marcus classis

    zyconoclast
    #2526748, posted on October 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    Melissa Etheridge ‘arrested for drug possession at US and Canadian border’… as she smiles from ear-to-ear in mugshot

    The I’m The Only One hitmaker has been open about her marijuana use as back in August she revealed she has even smoked the drug with her two oldest children, and uses it almost every night with her wife of three years Linda Wallem.

    Dopey dyke!

  170. Cats fail basic empathy test, film at 11.

  171. Entropy

    Numerous local benefits were outlined( true enough, I was up there in May) plus a cursory mention that the windfarm eyesores did not meet with everyone’s approval but somehow mention of the subsidies that made it possible was curiously omitted.

    I dropped into Glenn Innes a month or so back. The wind farm company had the flashiest office in the main Street.

  172. Michel Lasouris

    That bloody pervert in the tin pudding bowl and the dirty green cloak is STILL fondling that little girls breast in headline banner. OMG, I think it might be a little BOY! Yuk, where do you find these disgusting illustrations? Who chooses them? Fire him! (or her)

  173. Entropy

    I believe in the porno movie industry the female ‘stars’ are paid the order of 5x the amount the male ‘stars’ earn.

    The men get money?

  174. marcus classis

    THWACK!

    Monty, is that you?

    m0nty
    #2526776, posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

    “Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

    I see it is!

  175. calli

    Cats fail basic empathy test, film at 11.

    Nah. They just passed the Basic Bullsh*t Detection Test. With honours.

  176. Snoopy

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    Monty relies on hearsay as recounted by a lunatic Democrat. No wonder he swallows Hillary’s Russia narrative. He should confine himself to gay-pestering twosticks.

  177. That bloody pervert in the tin pudding bowl and the dirty green cloak is STILL fondling that little girls breast in headline banner.

    Its a mutually consenting adult thing. Just enjoy the passing illusion that some things never change.

  178. pete m

    calli
    #2526826, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    On the saga of the missing “SSM” survey forms – the originals turned up. In the P.O. Box in Sydney.

    Now I’m curious. I thought the ABS used the Electoral Roll as its data source. At no time did I give the AEC our P.O. box number. The only government department that I’m aware of that has it is the ATO. Yet voila! Hmmmm.

    calli – did you have a mail re-direct? Was the original letter addressed to your po box? perhaps a census form sent c/o po box mixed up their records – just guessing for an answer

    you cannot register to vote using a po box so something seems fishy.

  179. Snoopy

    Cats fail basic empathy test, film at 11.

    Name the other five killed or wounded, you ’empathetic’ POS.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cats fail basic empathy test, film at 11.

    And Sir Thackalot, who’s probably never met a serviceman’s wife, or widow, and has no idea of the whole mindset, sits behind his keyboard, and lectures the great unwashed…have a donut.

  181. marcus classis

    THWACK!

    m0nty
    #2526822, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    ….

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    Actually, it’s the sort of thing we tell our girlfriends, so they know damned well exactly what they are getting in to.

    When she says something that means ‘well, just so long as you come back with either with your shield or on it and all your wounds are in front’, you have a keeper. And she gets a promotion to service wife.

    And them she moves house every 18 months for the next 20 or 30 years, mostly while you are away somewhere.

    gallant Sir Thwackalot’s in fine fettle tonight, isn’t he?

  182. Tiny Dancer

    mOron at his dishonest best. Shouldn’t be allowed out of the house without a stack hat.

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Actually, it’s the sort of thing we tell our girlfriends, so they know damned well exactly what they are getting in to.

    “Tell your wife she may have to cope with being a widow.”

    One of the finest officers I ever served under.

  184. calli

    Pete m, it’s odd. The census form came to our street address. Our Electoral Roll entry gives the street address.

    Yet the ABS uses the P.O. Box address for our tax returns (simply because we have the personal and business stuff all done at the same time by our accountant).

  185. marcus classis

    Hey!

    Just been out to my shed.

    My rake’s missing!

    Hide them, quick, you lot, Sir Thwackalot’s riding tonight!

  186. Zatara
    #2526665, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    His devastated mother says the accident led to his medical problems.
    Give her a few minutes with a claims counselor, that will change from ‘medical’ to ‘mental’ problems.

    I read somewhere today that the boy’s condition caused him to start hitting himself in the head. That escalated quickly to him bashing his head onto concrete. The carer couldn’t stop him and others leapt to action, holding the boy until medical assistance arrived. It was too late unfortunately.
    Assuming that is the truth, full marks to those who tried to help.

    It does sound like a real mental condition.

  187. Harlequin Decline

    Up in Glenn Innes the locals were enthused about the upgrade to the roads which apparently is necessary to bring the fucking rotor blades and turbines in, quite apart from any access needed to build the transmission or maintain the whole catastrophe.

    The local businesses get a short term boost from the temporary workers but it would probably be cheaper for all concerned to just distribute the subsidies directly to the area and build a coal fired station in the Hunter to supply cheaper power.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IMMIGRATION
    Greens, Labor sink Peter Dutton’s citizenship crackdown
    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Picture: AAP
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    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s overhaul of Australian citizenship laws have suffered a major setback with his reforms unable to pass the parliament ahead of a Senate imposed deadline — an outcome hailed as a “major victory” by Labor and the Greens.

    The proposed shake-up would have increased the permanent residency requirement for citizenship from one to four years and imposed a tougher English language requirement on aspiring Australians.

    The changes — which would also have required applicants to demonstrate they had integrated into Australian society — were due to take effect from the date of their announcement by Mr Dutton on April 20.

    Mr Dutton said the government remained “committed to strengthening citizenship”, and flagged that negotiations would continue with crossbench Senators, although no-timeline has been set on the passage of any revamped package.

    “It’s a shame that Bill Shorten is so weak that he has to capitulate to the hard left of the Labor Party against the national interest,” Mr Dutton said.

    Update on an earlier story, from the Oz. The Greenfilth are jubilant.

  189. Gab

    President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway

    Trump speaks the truth and monty has a conniption. News at 11.

  190. Gab

    Mind you, only PART of the call was heard so who knows what else Trump said.

    But seriously, I find his comment unremarkable, but then I’m not a Trump hater.

  191. Snoopy

    Mind you, only PART of the call was heard so who knows what else Trump said.

    And even for that part we are relying on the sayso of a lying Democrat. BIRM.

  192. stackja

    Old School Conservative
    #2526852, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    Zatara
    #2526665, posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    His devastated mother says the accident led to his medical problems.
    Give her a few minutes with a claims counselor, that will change from ‘medical’ to ‘mental’ problems.

    I read somewhere today that the boy’s condition caused him to start hitting himself in the head. That escalated quickly to him bashing his head onto concrete. The carer couldn’t stop him and others leapt to action, holding the boy until medical assistance arrived. It was too late unfortunately.
    Assuming that is the truth, full marks to those who tried to help.

    It does sound like a real mental condition.

    What is ABI?
    As a general overview, acquired brain injury, or ABI, refers to any injury or damage to the brain that occurs after birth.
    This injury or damage can greatly – and permanently – affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves.

  193. srr

    Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844
    The Still Report
    Oct 17, 2017
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844

    Synopsis: Don’t hold out hopes that there will be any real investigation, or any turnaround in the current investigation. The Las Vegas mafia has this mass assassination of Trump supporters locked down and put to bed – unless Congress mounts a real investigation.

    Tammy Bruce, an excellent reporter herself, and Tucker summarize the many things we don’t know and likely will never know.
    [insert]
    Interesting, I wonder how they are then going to explain it if the guy just never turns up at all?
    [insert]
    Tucker, we don’t care what his motive was. That is THE most irrelevant question of them all. There are still HUGE questions if he was even alive when the shooting started. Let’s figure that out first. Were there explosive traces on his body and clothing consistent with the firing of those weapons? That’s #1
    Question #2, where is the security camera footage. The Mandalay Bay is loaded with cameras. Having the casino try to argue that they can’t hand those over to law enforcement because they will be inevitably involved in lawsuits doesn’t cut it! The public has a right to know what happened and let the chips fall where they may on the Mandalay Bay.
    [insert]
    Conspiracy theories??? At this point, even the wildest conspiracy theory is an order of magnitude more plausible than the last – the 3rd revised timeline offered by the FBI through the NVPD. Quit trying to immunize yourself from the establishment who all too frequently uses the term “conspiracy theory” to silence anyone who would question the state’s answers which are obviously attempting to obscure the truth, not expose it.
    [insert]
    Yes, the shooter shot at him with a gun that fires about 11 rounds per second, and only hits him once – and then so insignificantly that he hangs around for how long to assist the cops? Then, doesn’t go to the Urgent Care for days, is it? Or does he go at all? No one has found the Urgent Care he supposedly went to? Oh, but that’s another conspiracy theory, eh?

  194. C.L.

    There was a bit more to it than that.
    ————–
    The question is – was it a standover tactic?

    They started calling the innocent victim “cum kid” or some such thing.
    Poor lad had to leave the school.
    The incident itself – which did not occur by accident, by the way – was serious enough; the bullying that followed was also serious. So to the extent that staff mismanaged this incident, they deserve censure. My broader point is about the RC’s obvious obsession with private schools and its deliberate lack of interest in the nation’s hundreds of state schools. The Commissioner is using children to wage war on private Christian schools.

  195. marcus classis

    Wos!

    Monty has his own special donut-eating order!

    Knights: [singing]
    We’re the knights of Monty’s table.
    Too fat to dance we’re quite unable.
    We’ve got the brains of a bag of snot
    We’re socialists impeccable.
    We dine here with Sir Thwackalot.
    We eat Krispy Kremes with jam a lot
    [blubbery wobbling]
    We’re knights of Monty’s table.
    Our bellies are formidable,
    But many times we’re givin rhymes
    That are quite unsingable.
    We’re with donut mad Sir Thwackalot.
    we belch from the diaphragm a lot.

    Knights: [tap-dancing]
    In war we’re utterly unable.
    To fat to be indefatigable.
    Between donut feasts we bugger beasts upon the kitchen table!

  196. egg_

    Monty relies on hearsay as recounted by a lunatic Democrat. No wonder he swallows Hillary’s Russia narrative. He should confine himself to gay-pestering twosticks.

    Isn’t he still looking into the Russian backchannel?

  197. Muzzlehatch

    Tel
    #2526824, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Because Trump’s crass directness is a distraction from:

    Pat Tillman.

  198. Snoopy

    Isn’t he still looking into the Russian backchannel?

    Brown-nosing?

  199. Gab

    And even for that part we are relying on the sayso of a lying Democrat.

    Fair point.

  200. Fisky

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s overhaul of Australian citizenship laws have suffered a major setback with his reforms unable to pass the parliament ahead of a Senate imposed deadline — an outcome hailed as a “major victory” by Labor and the Greens.

    The proposed shake-up would have increased the permanent residency requirement for citizenship from one to four years and imposed a tougher English language requirement on aspiring Australians.

    This gives you a good sense of whether the LDP’s “super tough” border policies – $50K fees, 10-year citizenship waits, etc – have a hope of surviving a change of government let alone passing in the first place. They know this of course, and it’s been their strategy all along – push open borders for boat arrivals, while hiding behind “harsh” measures that will never see the light of day.

  201. egg_

    Brown-nosing?

    He might have resorted to sending in Lemmiwinks?

  202. Fisky

    Oh my god, are the Left really trying on the Mark Riley stunt on Donald Trump?! Absolutely pathetic!

  203. Rabz

    Reading Leanne’s comment’s I’d say she’s only just out of the academy. The real professionals don’t talk like that. Scroll down to where she’s trying to justify the Lindt Cafe shambles.

    LOL. Thanks, Zulu, I hadn’t read down that far. Poor li’l Leanne also cops a ticking off from a former ADF rifleman, who makes a very disparaging comment about the NSW Keystones’ shooting skills. Anyway, they also posted my reply to her, which I wasn’t expecting.

  204. candy

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    I think in these scenarios you need to know what was said before and after and the “context”, the feeling of the conversation, if you like. A phrase taken out of that and examined clinically is different to how/what was spoken in a serious and emotional conversation. Because they are just words. It is the “vibe” that counts here.

    Monty, I’m not sure I’m making myself clear there, but I try.

  205. hzhousewife

    When my dear friend’s son joined the Army, she was delighted, right up until he had to get posted somewhere. Then the “what-if’s” started. I was blunt. Told her he had handed himself over to the Australian people to do with what we wanted, and he had agreed to die for us. She still talks to me.

  206. marcus classis

    rabz: LOL. Thanks, Zulu, I hadn’t read down that far. Poor li’l Leanne also cops a ticking off from a former ADF rifleman, who makes a very disparaging comment about the NSW Keystones’ shooting skills. Anyway, they also posted my reply to her, which I wasn’t expecting.

    I assume this is paywalled.

    Can you post a bit of it?

  207. Mother Lode

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    You don’t know what was said before.

    She may well have said that he knew what he had signed up for, in which case he was acknowledging the point but asserting that it doesn’t make it easier.

    A quote from a Dumocrat really ought to make you consider “well he probably has an agenda here”.

    You have to assume he is a monster to prove he is a monster.

    Imbecile.

  208. Shy Ted

    What this Fred needs is a little more Aboriginal poetry. I’ve found an obscure poem written before 1777.
    Another day of hunting and gathering. I wish someone would invent a supermarket.
    Gotta walk everywhere. Wish someone would invent a Landcruiser.
    Thirty. Better dig a hole and drink the mucky water. Oh for the invention of Coca Cola.
    Pelting rain. When will someone invent the umbrella?
    Sleeping on the ground again tonight. Who needs a bed?
    Look over there, a ship. This will surely lead to the ruination of our perfect existence.
    It did.
    Author unknown.

  209. Rabz

    I’m not sure I’m making myself clear there

    candy, I’m not sure you can make yourself clear to someone who doesn’t know their arse from their elbow.

  210. Andreas

    m0nty
    #2526833, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    Cats fail basic empathy test, film at 11.

    From the dude who thought Leak being menaced by the HRC and being branded a racist across the press wasn’t stressful, in fact it was great for his career.

  211. srr

    On Uranium and the corrupt swamp –

    Brian Hassine Retweeted
    MAGA News Network‏ @MNN_MagaNews 8h8 hours ago

    MNN With Gingrich and Hassine! #DIXIECUPNATION

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

  212. Snoopy

    Look over there, a ship.
    This will surely lead to the ruination of our perfect existence.
    It did.

    Look over there, a ship.
    Someone pointing a hollow stick,
    A puff of smo…

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rod
    5 hours ago

    They regularly released videos of this type for media fodder before they failed to take out one single bloke in the Lindt cafe.
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    AKA Peter
    5 hours ago

    @Rod

    That because nobody in charge could make a decision.
    FlagShare

    5 hours ago

    @AKA Peter @Rod That’s because no one was actually in charge according to the people that other people believed were in charge.
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    Leanne
    2 hours ago

    @Rod Lindt Cafe was a former bank. The windows were hardened, and it was unknown whether rounds would penetrate or simply ping off and cause Man Monis to kill all the hostages. Armchair warriors are not helpful. Why don’t you try walking the beat yourself if you know it all? Then we an all sleep safe. We want you on that wall!
    Richard
    1 hour ago

    @Leanne @Rod Hey Leanne, that was only one of the proferred reasons! The others were:

    -Man Monis had a bomb on a deadman switch, so if he was shot he might blow up.

    -Man Monis posed no direct threat to anyone (other than the supposed huge bomb) and so couldn’t be shot anyway.

    -Man Monis had the same rights as anyone else and the police can’t just go around assassinating people after all.

    I admire your service if you are a police officer after all, but the police handling of the Lindt Cafe siege was EXTREMELY embarrassing.

  214. Rabz

    Marcus – the opening paras from the report in the Oz:

    NSW Police last night shut down large parts of Central Station for a major training exercise designed to test how beat police respond to a complex, fast-moving terrorist attack involving guns, knives and bombs.

    Operation Pantograph* took place late last night and in the early hours of this morning. The training run was designed to test the efficacy of the NSW Police’s “active armed offender’’ training program, which teaches street-level police military-style weapons tactics.

    Be afraid, peoples, be very afraid.

    *AKA Operation Pantomime, Operation Pantsoff.

  215. P

    srr
    #2526859, posted on October 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the video.

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    John
    6 hours ago

    Police never used to need this kind of training, so what exactly has changed ?
    4 hours ago

    @John the god.
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    Leanne
    2 hours ago

    @John We used to cordon, contain and negotiate. If we shot first, asked questions later, we were pounded. The jihadi threat changed all that. Now it is necessary to react immediately and assume the worst.

    Richard
    1 hour ago

    @Leanne @John Actually the police in the US have been doing that since 1999. You guys seriously need rifles and rifle proof body armour though.

    What I don’t understand is that some State police forces already have that capability – why not NSW, where the threat is arguably greatest?

    I would have thought that, if the cops assumed the worst at the Lindt cafe, why didn’t they hand over to Two Commando?

  217. notafan

    Empathy, Monty?

    Who is it who is using this poor woman’s loss as a cudgel to beat Trump over the head, you odious weasel.

    Oh right, that is you and your ilk.

  218. Gab

    During the Congressional investigative into the Apollo 1 disaster, there was some discussion about closing down the program. One astronaut (i forget which one) spoke up and made a compelling speech about how they knowingly took on a dangerous job they love, where there are no guarantees and that Grissom, White and Chaffee died in a job they knew could take their lives. I believe some of the wives were there then.

    There was no lefty histrionics about that then. Today’s leftards just hate that they lost and hate Trump for winning. So no matter what Trump says or does, it will be attacked. QED.

  219. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1950

    Trump just told a Gold Star widow that it was her husband’s fault she is a widow. Classy.

    It is possible to interpret his comment that way, but only if the interpreter has no undrstanding of the concept of military service.

    Hence your confusion.

  220. Myrddin Seren

    Oh my god, are the Left really trying on the Mark Riley stunt on Donald Trump?!

    Week in week out – Wussians.

    So far – all they have managed to do is kick down Paul Manafort’s front door in a dawn, no-knock armed raid; scare the shit out of his wife, and; get a crack IRS team to page turn his every tax return looking for an incorrectly dotted “i”.

    Today:

    Russians

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

    Tonight’s Squirrel – Trump is literally Tony Abbott.

  221. jupes

    What this Fred needs is a little more Aboriginal poetry. I’ve found an obscure poem written before 1777.

    Excellent poem Shy Ted, though you missed the line about the tooth-ache.

  222. Boambee John

    m0nty at 2008

    It’s not the sort of thing you say to a grieving pregnant widow, especially when you as President are ultimately responsible for sending him to his death. Unless you are a sociopath.

    No what was it that Shrillary or Obama said to the families of the men killed at Benghazi.Oh yes, an outright lie about the incident.

    Keep doubling down m0nty.

  223. Gab

    More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy are scheduled be released, with many experts fearing that such a large release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.”

    According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years.

    Roger Stone said in a post on his website…

    They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”

  224. GerardO

    Man Monis would have been shot if he wasn’t a Muslim.

  225. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Negroni:
    Tanqueray #10 + Cocchi Vermouth di Torino + Campari
    stirred over ice

  226. Twitter idiots banned me for no reason. Plan B went in, no holds barred.

    They created a monster. Me.

  227. egg_

    Look over there, a ship.

    Lunch!

  228. Boambee John

    “Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

    What was the widow’s reaction?

  229. Marcus

    Monty, there was a true statement made by Speers (no, not your mate at Sky) in Band of Brothers:
    It was that as a soldier in a hot fighting war, you would only be limited and rendered ineffective by worrying about getting killed.
    Think of it this way, he said. You are already dead.

    The Jem’Hadar from Deep Space Nine had the same philosophy.

    “I am First ____, and I am dead. We are all dead. We go into battle in the service of the Founders to reclaim our lives. Obedience brings victory, and victory is life!”

  230. Boambee John

    egg at 2051

    Isn’t he still looking into the Russian backchannel?

    Perhaps you could re-phrase that?

  231. John Constantine

    An Australian high profile ex mayor and Wahhabi property developer missed facing Sydney court this week, as he was stretchered into an ambulance in a neck brace after a car crash.

    Now alleged that he was linked to two previous insurance claims in exactly the same cut instances.

    Third time lucky, or unlucky?.

    The industrial scale rorting of insurance claims by our imported rebirthing voteherds may have added more dollars a week to our insurance bills than the turnfailure government claims to save from our electricity.

  232. C.L.

    In the SMH, somebody called Anna Krien thinks she’s just written the ultimate smack-down:

    The church has forgotten an inconvenient truth in its opposition to same-sex marriage.

    If there is ever a moment in time when a vast spectrum of Australian religious institutions and their lobby groups should shut right up about the protection of children, it is now, in the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    For four years now, since 2013, the royal commission has revealed institutionalised silence and cover-ups of children sexually abused within the framework of various churches. To date, thousands of horrific stories have been heard – of children being preyed upon, sexually abused, their families groomed, and most importantly of numerous religious authorities not only looking the other way but enabling the abuse to continue. That many of these same institutions even deign to utter the words “children” and “protection” in the current marriage equality debate is contemptuous.

    And about 90 percent of the sexual abusers were homosexuals.

  233. Infidel Tiger

    Washed up old bag Tracey Spicer reckons she is going to name names about sexual abusers in australia’s media.

    I hope the hairbrush she admitted frigging herself with comes forward. That sort of abuse is unacceptable.

  234. Myrddin Seren

    “Hillary in 2009 knew, because there were Wikileaks State Department cables that proved that she was told in those top secret memos the Russians were trying to corner the world uranium market.
    So she knew about that …and apparently didn’t care. *

    We also pointed out that a lot of these donations, remember, that came to the Clinton Foundation, their signed agreement with President Obama was that they would disclose those donations, As of course, we revealed, these donations in a lot of cases were not disclosed. They were hidden. And now the question becomes, why were they hidden? And, I think these new revelations indicate part of the reason they didn’t want this stuff to come to light.

    It was $145 million, and think about this, Sean, nine shareholders in Uranium One …nine… all decided, spontaneously, to donate to the Clinton Foundation. And a lot of this money was flowing months… just months before that crucial CFIUS [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] vote to approve this [Uranium One] deal.”

    –Peter Schweitzer, author of “Clinton Cash,” on FNC’s Hannity program 10/17/2017
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/278629/#comment-3572566802

    *

    So she knew about that …and apparently didn’t care

    Of course Killary cared – willing and cashed up customers needing a little Clinton grease on the wheels. She must have been sprinting down the hallway to get Huma to haul these guys in to the Foundation for a chat with Bubba !

  235. cohenite

    Male champions of change

    are apparently some group who oppose meritocracy because it facilitates gender differences; they include the chief of the ADF, the feds, state police and various business leaders; not a dick amongst them:

    http://malechampionsofchange.com/champions/

    I couldn’t find bandana man though.

  236. C.L.

    Washed up old bag Tracey Spicer reckons she is going to name names about sexual abusers in australia’s media.

    No she won’t.

  237. Top Ender

    Tracey Spicer vows to name and shame over alleged sexual harassment

    The Australian7:36PM October 18, 2017

    Tracey Spicer has put Australia’s media industry on notice, vowing to “name and shame” alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment and drag them before the courts.

    The veteran journalist has received a deluge of messages from women who claim to have been subjected to inappropriate comments and physical contact from male superiors, including serious complaints of criminal indecent assaults.

    “These are serial predators who’ve been enabled by their workplaces,” Spicer told The Australian.

    “They deserve to be held to account after the way that they have behaved over many decades.”

    It comes amid a global surge of attention to the issue of workplace harassment, after disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was felled by a catalogue of accusations that he exploited women working under him.

    “It’s something that women need to get of their chest. We’re actually looking at prosecutions, as well as exposing these people,” Spicer said.

    The outspoken gender-equality advocate, who detailed her experience of harassment in the book ‘The Good Girl Stripped Bare’, revealed that a handful of men were the central focus of her investigation.

    She said the “weight of evidence” implicating the accused men, who were still employed in senior media positions, had convinced her that the matters should be brought to police attention.

    “We’re talking about pussy-grabbing stuff in the workplace — and in front of witnesses. It’s just ridiculous,” she said.

    Details of the allegations came to light after Spicer tweeted an open call for women to contact her with their experiences, following discussion with fellow women about their Weinstein-like encounters.

    “I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve never had conversations like this that I’ve had in the past week, and I think it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” she said.

    “These women have been silenced for so long, but all of a sudden they feel like they have a right to be heard and are finally speaking out.”

    In a column published at the weekend, Sunday Telegraph national political editor Annika Smethurst admitted to being complicit in the “protection racket” surrounding sexual harassment in her personal and professional life, while revealing details of unwanted attention she had experienced.

    “We are all guilty of turning a blind eye, but sadly silence can offer safety,” she wrote, after referencing the case of a female journalist who endured public comments about the size of her waist by a senior politician.

    “Not one of these strong, professional women said a word, but they shouldn’t be blamed for that,” Smethurst wrote.

    And fellow journalist Alison Mau revealed that she was pleased to hear that her old boss had died of a heart attack, telling the bearer of the news: “Good job.”

    “The guy was a creep. He made all of our lives miserable,” Maud wrote in a column for the Sunday Star Times in her new home of New Zealand.

    The unnamed man referred to in the article is understood to be the late John Sorell, the Walkley Award-winning newspaper journalist-turned-television executive who died in 2009.

    He is the man quoted by Spicer in her book as having told the television presenter: “I want two inches off your hair and two inches off your arse!”

    Despite winning scoops and accolades, Mau said, the late newsroom head had been “a monster to the young women” under his employ.

    “I felt nothing but relief at the news of his death, which sounds harsh and uncaring. This man was a legend in the game. But the number of scoops broadcast or careers launched will never outweigh the damage done,” she wrote.

    Spicer has invited women to share their stories with her via direct message on Twitter.

    Oz link

  238. Geriatric Mayfly

    This headline at American Thinker intrigues me. Is there any known Cat who may be of assistance? Asking for a friend.
    Remodeling the Texas Alamo on politically correct tourist trap lines?

  239. C.L.

    Male champions of change

    What a bunch of poofters.

  240. marcus classis

    Thanks Rabz and ZK2A.

    I suspect Leanne’s a newbie.

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