Wednesday Forum: October 18, 2017

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  1. Gab

    Thanks, Delta. I’ll mark you down as a referee 🙂

  2. Tintarella di Luna

    We will vouch for your creativity, integrity, ingenuity and 100% worthiness for any position in any field.

    And common sense in abundance.

  3. Gab

    Another referee pops up. Thanks, Tinta! 🙂

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And to complete my evil mood, I note that the Army is serving up Halal and Kosher ratpacks. No worries, dietary requirements seem to be as common as ADF gender reassignments.

    Back in the day, a pair of servicemen from a certain Muslim country I won’t name here didn’t read the labels on the tin of an Australian Army ration pack, and bolted down the “ham and eggs.” We didn’t tell them…

  5. John Constantine

    Hamish Douglas on ticky on sky.

    What if the central bank of a country decided that it would do away with cash notes and use the blockchain to put all transactions on a central ledger?.

    Who would need retail banks?.

    [ Also had a stab that lots of Sydney proles are bleeding forty percent of their after tax incomes on housing costs. At current interest rates. ]

    China has warned the world that it doesn’t like the corrupt, dodgy Chinese mafia that breach Chinese rules and rape the Chinese enviroment, bribe corrupt officials, then use the ill gotton gains to buy houses in the West as boltholes to escape Chinese ‘Justice’.

    Is ignoring the warnings from China that they will stop this export of crooked Chinese treasure hoards just another sign that the property ponzi scheme is on its last legs?.

    If the Chinese government offers to pay the shorten foundation a percentage of all money recovered from Australian boltholes and repaid to China, what happens?.

  6. egg_
    #2527697, posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Jonathan Green on ta dumb – looking more like Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz these days than Yoda.

    You know – if you paint his head pale blue he would look like a roll on deodorant.

  7. calli

    I’d employ youse Gab, but I don’t think you do steel fixing.

    Buggers up the nails.

    Put me down for Ref #3.

  8. Tel

    What if the central bank of a country decided that it would do away with cash notes and use the blockchain to put all transactions on a central ledger?.

    Who would need retail banks?.

    Blockchain has some consistent features that some users might not find helpful… no overdraft facilities, just for example.

  9. Boambee John

    Zulu

    In early 1942, 1st Armoured was regarded as “elite” albeit it had never been in action. Originally it had six armoured regiments in two brigades, but changed to three eacg armoured and motorised infantry, I think before moving west.

    The reorganisation at tgd time took 1st Armoured plus 1st and 2nd Motor Divisions (ex cavalry), and in theory gave each an armoured and a motor brigade, and called them all armoured.

    One of the “new” armoured divisions was not completed begore being broken up.

    People are often not aware that by the end of 1942, two divisions, one (theoretical) armoured and one infantry eere broken up for lack of adequate reinforcements gor the formztions that fought in Papua.

    All that said, sending an infantry division, one of fewer than a dozen, of which the 8th was in prison camps and the 9th in north Africa, plus one of (really only) two armoured divisions, under one of only three corps HQs, was a big commitment to the west.

  10. calli
    #2527708, posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I’d employ youse Gab, but I don’t think you do steel fixing.

    Buggers up the nails.

    Put me down for Ref #3.

    If you know anything about construction or Telco network design chuck me in.

  11. Tel

    China has warned the world that it doesn’t like the corrupt, dodgy Chinese mafia that breach Chinese rules and rape the Chinese enviroment, bribe corrupt officials, then use the ill gotton gains to buy houses in the West as boltholes to escape Chinese ‘Justice’.

    I thought it was racist to dislike such people.

    How surprising that China is even racist against the Chinese. When will it end???

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All that said, sending an infantry division, one of fewer than a dozen, of which the 8th was in prison camps and the 9th in north Africa, plus one of (really only) two armoured divisions, under one of only three corps HQs, was a big commitment to the west.

    My compliments, and thanks for the references Boambee John. It puts the lie to the “left defenseless outside the Brisbane Line” myth.

  13. DrBeauGan

    What sort of work are you looking for, Gab?

  14. Gab

    LOL Thanks, Calli!

    Sadly, no, Carpe.

  15. Boambee John

    Should proof read before posting!

    three each

    at that time

    completed before

    were broken up

    for the formations

  16. Senile Old Guy:

    I have an alarm set on my phone to remind me not to watch it.

    So you lot watch TV, then?

  17. Marcus

    Hahaha! Remember when the media were demanding Abbott follow the John Keys pro-homo, soft left model?

    How’s that worked out? A Labor/Greens alliance form government!

    Yep.

    I suppose if I were a Kiwi I’d have preferred a National-NZ First arrangement, but from the outside the only difference between the New Zealand Nationals and the NSW Liberals is the lack of an obvious Photios figure in the Nats.

  18. Tintarella di Luna

    Another referee pops up. Thanks, Tinta

    Any time Gab, you just name it.

  19. H B Bear

    Jonathan Green on ta dumb – looking more like Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz these days than Yoda.

    Moose Knuckles is perhaps the most absurd character at the ALPBC staff co-op. Like some sort of reverse Shakespearean fool.

  20. Gab

    Dr BG, I don’t want to clog up the thread with my predicament BUT I’m looking at Quality Systems Management, Account/Product Management, Supply Chain Management (international shipping and local logistics), Sales (prefer technical nature otherwise I get bored). Heck I’ll even go for EA/PA jobs (the right ones of course) as I reckon I’ve got all the transferable skills.

    I can pretty much do anything and do it exceptionally well (analytical mind and excellent attention to detail and excellent rapport/trust building skills with customers/suppliers) except neurosurgery but if you show me what/how to do it, I could master that to! I’m THAT damn good! 🙂

  21. Peter Castieau

    I fear what just happened in NZ is probably what will happen in SA at their forthcoming election. Xylophone forms government with Weatherdill and the filth and the Libs and AusCons are sidelined!

  22. test pattern

    Last day of regular school for Perth Mod y12 today, now they get 2 weeks to study for ATAR. Several were suspended for last night’s pranks, which included writing FREE ROLF with weedkiller on the school oval and on trees with acrylic. As punishment they have to come back to school for a day of community service, which one said looks good on his application for Medicine. For those who don’t know, Rolf Harris is one of Perth Mod’s alumni.

  23. Gab

    I fear what just happened in NZ is probably what will happen in SA at their forthcoming election. Xylophone forms government with Weatherdill and the filth and the Libs and AusCons are sidelined!

    I think you’ve read the situation correctly, Peter.

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    three each

    at that time

    completed before

    were broken up

    for the formations

    Great poem, very post-modern.

  25. InFarmer Gez

    You have to check out the NZ Greens party structure.
    They have a totally sex segregated system. Male co leadership team and a mirror female set.
    Well may we say God Save New Zealand, because nothing will save the NZ economy.

  26. Gab

    I’d love to be Gina Reinhart’s EA!

  27. Senile Old Guy

    Senile Old Guy:
    I have an alarm set on my phone to remind me not to watch it.
    So you lot watch TV, then?

    Movies, some cooking shows and some 80s reruns. But it is mostly for background noise while I read.

  28. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ISIS are plotting a 9/11 style mass-casualty attack that will dwarf their most recent reign of terror in the west, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security has revealed.

  29. zyconoclast

    MI5 boss warns terror attacks to get worse as Islamist threat at ‘scale and pace not seen before’

    BTW, was it his wife that posted family holidays on Facebook not long after he got the top MI5 job?

    At least he is consistent.

    MI5 Director General: ‘We could not have prevented 7/7′ – Jul 2015

    Social media companies have ‘ethical duty’ to shop terrorists, says MI5 chief as he demands more powers to snoop Facebook and WhatsApp messages – Sep 2015

    whatsapp and imessage could be banned as MI5 boss Andrew Parker asks Facebook and Twitter to share users’ mesages – Sep 2015

    MI5 chief: ‘There WILL be terrorist attacks in this country’ – Nov 2016

    MI5 chief makes desperate plea urging nerds to help join the fight against ISIS – Nov 2016

    Head of MI5 Andrew Parker: Britain is facing ‘worst terror threat I’ve ever seen in 34 years’ Oct 2017

  30. zyconoclast

    ISIS are plotting a 9/11 style mass-casualty attack that will dwarf

    What is Sam Dastyari up to now?

  31. Boambee John

    Zippy at 1907,

    So it should appear in the HSC next year? Would it help if I identify as indigenous?

  32. Farmer Gez

    I stuffed that up.
    It’s God Defend New Zealand.
    Doesn’t matter as they are officially f….d now.

  33. Geriatric Mayfly

    ISIS are plotting a 9/11 style mass-casualty attack that will dwarf their most recent reign of terror in the west, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security has revealed.

    Disturbing rumours too, about these primeval Muslim savages setting up a beachhead in the Congo. Another totally unstable corner of the globe.

  34. Top Ender

    Zulu, you might find these useful:

    Cairns, Lynne. Fremantle’s Secret Fleets Allied Submarines based in Western Australia during World War II. Fremantle: Western Australian Maritime Museum, 1995.

    Clisby, Mark. Guilty or Innocent – The Gordon Bennett Case. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1992.

    Grey, Jeffrey. The Australian Army, The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Volume 1. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2001.

    Hasluck, Paul. The Government and the People 1942-1945, Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Series Four Civil, Volume II. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1970.

    Hernan, Brian Hugh. Forgotten Flyer: the Story of Charles William Snook and other Pioneer Aviators of Western Australia. Bayswater, Western Australia: Tangee Publishing, 2007.

    Horner, D.M. Crisis of Command, Australian Generalship and the Japanese Threat, 1941-1943. Canberra: ANU Press, 1978.

    Jubbs, Leslie R. Number 4 Service Flying Training School Geraldton, Western Australia Pilot Training Base 1941-1945. A personal memoir of a WW2 pilot who trained there. Kingsley, WA: Jubbs / Dept Veterans Affairs, 2005.

    McKenzie-Smith, Graham R. Australia’s Forgotten Army, Volume 1 The Ebb and Flow of the Australian Army in Western Australia – 1941 to 1945. Chapman, ACT: Grimwade Publications, 1994.

  35. marcus classis

    So much winning in the USA!

    The draft Department of Health and Human Services 2018-2022 strategic plan correctly defines human life as beginning at conception.

    HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.

    To the absolute horror of the left over there, form whom a day is not complete without murdering as many babies as they can and selling the corpse parts, the word “unborn” also appears in the new plan.

    Link to draft

    By Stalin! How will lefties be able to face the day without baby murder to look forward to?

    Meanwhile, Trump has appointed more and more Federal judges who are NOT lefties…..

  36. DrBeauGan

    I can pretty much do anything and do it exceptionally well (analytical mind and excellent attention to detail and excellent rapport/trust building skills with customers/suppliers) except neurosurgery but if you show me what/how to do it, I could master that to! I’m THAT damn good! 🙂

    I believe you, Gab, but my stuff is tech and needs advanced stats. So I can’t help you. I hope you get something good soon. I’m sure you will.

  37. Burnt Stump

    According to NZ Greens leader NZ has too many cows. Who knew?

  38. zyconoclast

    According to NZ Greens leader NZ has too many cows. Who knew?

    Sounds like a good excuse for a BBQ

  39. Marcus

    I fear what just happened in NZ is probably what will happen in SA at their forthcoming election. Xylophone forms government with Weatherdill and the filth and the Libs and AusCons are sidelined!

    Probably, but it’s not the worst thing in the world if Xenophon finally has to take accountability for his decisions.

    As for Labor, they’re already in the mid-20s on the primary – let’s see if we can get them into the teens!

  40. Tel

    … if Xenophon finally has to take accountability for his decisions.

    He will blame capitalism (and probably blame racism/sexism/etc as well).

    They all do.

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, you might find these useful:

    My compliments, and thank you, Top Ender.

  42. hzhousewife

    I’d love to be Gina Reinhart’s EA!

    Send her an unsolicited resume and cover letter, you just never know !

    Good Luck Gab !

  43. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Probably, but it’s not the worst thing in the world if Xenophon finally has to take accountability for his decisions.

    He would hate that. He’s made his political fortune by being an unaccountable sniper fro the sidelines.

    He’s made a second fortune in midget porn.

  44. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Sarah Hanson-Young 🌈‏Verified account
    @sarahinthesen8
    Wonderful news in NZ! @jacindaardern is going to make a fabulous Prime Minister. Congratulations!!👏👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌😁

    They’re boned.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Is Tind’r like Grind’r is laughable in it’s fake Candy like naivety and thank for implying that I know all about it.

    So do people make dates and go out together on Tind’r? i.e. is it a dating site or strictly casual sex as Grind’r (awful name) for gays seems to be? If these sites have been discussed on the Cat, then all I can say is I am often not the most attentive person. Hairy will verify that.

    I don’t think I implied you know all about it Notafan, but you are more informed than I am. As you are on many issues. You did jump down my throat this morning, but you are not an attack dog. Sorry, I was tired.

    Johanna is an attack dog. Too bad.
    No point letting Fido upset me.

    I used time away from here to extend my Morte d’Arthur poem. Time well spent.

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wonderful news in NZ! @jacindaardern is going to make a fabulous Prime Minister.

    I’ll happily pay Sarah’s airfare – one way – if she ever wants to emigrate..

  47. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Great Replacement™

  48. Oh come on

    Funny that my autocorrect keeps changing Grindr into Grigory when I type it. This technology really is becoming astonishingly advanced!

  49. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If these sites have been discussed on the Cat, then all I can say is I am often not the most attentive person. Hairy will verify that.

    Maybe he needs to discipline you more often.

  50. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Jihadists kicked out of Australia after government cancelled visas while abroad
    Move by immigration bosses stranded small number of extremists overseas

  51. calli

    Lol. I just corrected my first Wikipedia page. 😀

  52. Gab

    Send her an unsolicited resume and cover letter, you just never know !

    I only have her current EA’s email, not Gina’s direct email. LOL. Imagine sending an email to her current EA saying I’d be fab as Gina’s EA.

  53. Oh come on

    Russian elections used to allow voters to tick a box titled “none of the above” to reject all candidates.

    What an excellent innovation. Why did they take the regressive step of removing this option?

  54. calli

    Now Lizzie has me wanting to re-read Mallory. And Chretien de Troyes. Both languishing on the bookshelf for years. I always loved the title “Arthur’s Death”, but that’s what the story of doom is all about.

  55. max

    calli, when did you read Malory ?

    A very unusual choice. Puts you into a very select group.

    Original or modernised version ?

  56. Back in the day, a pair of servicemen from a certain Muslim country I won’t name here didn’t read the labels on the tin of an Australian Army ration pack, and bolted down the “ham and eggs.” We didn’t tell them…

    The Mussies can’t eggs? Good to know …

  57. I meant can’t eat … oh never mind.

  58. Muddy

    McKenzie-Smith, Graham R. Australia’s Forgotten Army, Volume 1 The Ebb and Flow of the Australian Army in Western Australia – 1941 to 1945. Chapman, ACT: Grimwade Publications, 1994.

    Yep. Have that and Volume II which I think deals with the N.T. It’s in storage somewhere, so I’m unable to check that. Both are decent references though, and while not as inspiring or exciting as some unit or campaign histories, these research works are vital sources for future historians.

    Similarly, there’s a three volume work on Allied air transport in the SWPA written by a Sunshine Coast bloke. Again, in storage, so I’m not sure why I’m mentioning vagueries tonight.

  59. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2527716, posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    All that said, sending an infantry division, one of fewer than a dozen, of which the 8th was in prison camps and the 9th in north Africa, plus one of (really only) two armoured divisions, under one of only three corps HQs, was a big commitment to the west.

    My compliments, and thanks for the references Boambee John. It puts the lie to the “left defenseless outside the Brisbane Line” myth.

    Eddie Ward created the “Brisbane Line”.

  60. Muddy

    Sarah Hanson-Young ‏Verified account
    @sarahinthesen8
    Wonderful news in NZ! @jacindaardern is going to make a fabulous Prime Minister. Congratulations!!

    People who use more than one emoticon need to be snap-frozen and used as bollards.

  61. stackja

    Official Histories – Second World War – Volume II – The Government and the People, 1942-1945 (1st edition, 1970) – Paul Hasluck

    THE Australian kangaroo prolongs the period of gestation when the season is unpropitious, and the offspring due to be born this season may not come until the next season, not by deliberate choice of the parents but by the dispensation of Nature . A similar phenomenon may be noted in the case of this volume. Delivery was expected towards the end of 1951 but, the conditions of life surrounding the author having changed, it is taking place nearly eighteen years later.

  62. marcus classis

    faintly, from over the horizon, i can hear faint wailing and sobbing.

    it sounds like

    Wussia
    [blubbering]
    Oh, Wuuuussssiiiaaaa
    [blubbering and snivelling, rending of garments]
    Wussssssiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaa a ah ah ah waaah [broken sobbing]…..

    Wonder why?

    “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,” they reported.

    These reporters were privy to documents revealing the scope of the FBI’s operation, which was extensive and supported the allegation that Moscow had “compromised” a Uranium trucking firm. All of this took place before the Russian energy firm Rosatom secured its first 17 percent stake in the American nuclear materials extraction company Uranium One in 2009. A year later, Rosatom won a majority stake in that company—a deal that had to be approved at the highest levels of the American government and which alarmed observers who fretted the national security implications of that kind of concession to Moscow.

    Meanwhile, between 2009 and 2013, the Clinton Foundation was the recipient of four suspicious tranches of donations totaling $2.35 million from Russian-linked sources including Uranium One’s chairman. Former President Bill Clinton personally received half a million dollars for one speech in Moscow from a Russian government-linked investment bank that was promoting Uranium One stock. While the Uranium One deal was under consideration by the Treasury Department, that bank’s analysts were talking up the value of that firm’s stock.

  63. Muddy

    Of course, it would have helped my statement if the emoticons had actually been cutn’pasted.

  64. Gab

    Say goodnight, New Zealand. You’re over and out.

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://abmm.org/the-brisbane-line/

    This is a review of a book I would regard as essential reading on the whole “Brisbane Line” circus.

  66. calli

    Max, I just pulled it off the shelf. Copyright 1962 a new rendition by Keith Baines with the intro by Robert Graves (of Clavdivs fame, also on the shelf). Must have bought it in ’79. It reads quite well and is lots of fun.

    The Troyes is The Arthurian Romances translated by WW Comfort, Intro DDR Owen, ’77. Huge blocks of text, but still readable.

  67. stackja

    There is much evidence of a most highly secret character to cause grave misgivings as to leakages of valuable information to the enemy through foreign authorities.
    General Sir Thomas Blamey to the
    Acting Minister for Defence,
    Frank Forde, on 23 December 1944

    Horner Inside War Cabinet

  68. Muddy

    Say goodnight, New Zealand…

    I believe the correct phrase (loosely translated) is: ‘Chullybun empty.’

  69. Marcus, the only thing Russia can do now is to send in their navy seals.

  70. marcus classis

    Hey, at least Winston gets to root Jacinda any time he feels like it.

    Lefties will do anything for power, after all.

  71. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Disturbing rumours too, about these primeval Muslim savages setting up a beachhead in the Congo. Another totally unstable corner of the globe.

    Clearly they didn’t read Heart of Darkness.

    I guess they could make themselves mobile biological weapons. Recruitment could be difficult – come to the dark heart of the continent and die from an untreatable tropical disease.

    Do they have a source of bigly plunder income established down there?

  72. test pattern

    ‘Cairns, Lynne. Fremantle’s Secret Fleets Allied Submarines based in Western Australia during World War II. Fremantle: Western Australian Maritime Museum, 1995.’

    Clay Blair’s ‘Silent Victory’ volumes 1 and 2 are far better and contained the first account of how the Searaven rescued 33 RAAF men from Timor, later expanded upon by Tom Trumble’s ‘Rescue at 2100 Hours.’ Searaven was incapacitated by fire aboard and had to be rescued herself.

    Operation Potshot archival files are full of leads for researchers and give details of US airmen who died during Operation Dog and others fatal incidents and whose bodies were repatriated for burial in the US.

    Relations between Americans and Australians involved in these operations were not always as good as some historians have suggested. The Americans blamed Australians for firing on a Japanese recce flight over Exmouth and exposing their positions, which were attacked the following day. They immediately withdrew the Pelias and moved the airbase inland to Corunna Downs. Some historians gloss over this and have written that Potshot was moved to Freo because Exmouth was too rough for the subs and their tender.

  73. Eyrie

    marcus, that’s Winston “Oakshott” Peters and Jacinda “Whalesteeth” Ardern.
    That’s NZ finished as a bolthole.

  74. calli

    I’m not highbrow max. I haven’t read Malory in the original.

    Although I do have a much underlined and thumbed Canterbury Tales in Middle English. The Miller’s Tale is even funnier in the original, and the Pardoner’s more grotty. Of The Prioress I can only say, what a weirdo.

  75. Tintarella di Luna

    Looks like Mark Latham is going to have to deal with a defamation suit from a Green Leftist:

    Mark Latham is in hot water over a provocative video in which he accused left-wing journalist Osman Faruqi of “white racism”.

    Faruqi, a former Greens staffer and candidate who is Junkee’s news and political editor, is suing Latham for defamation over comments made on his Outsiders video channel, in which he singled out Faruqi over a tweet in which he appeared to celebrate the downfall of white Australian politicians.

    “The white people are getting f****d Yas, it’s happening,” the journalist said in the tweet, directed at his friend Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

    The comment was made in a Twitter a conversation about then Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, the first of a string of politicians caught up in the dual citizenship crisis that has embroiled the Parliament.

    “He is celebrating anti-white racism in Australia,” Latham said in the video, a transcript of which has been filed in court.

    “These people are fomenting hatred of white people. And as such, they are effectively encouraging the terrorists in this political environment, to do their worst.”

    Mark Latham is being sued for defamation.
    Mark Latham is being sued for defamation.
    “If you are generating hatred of white people, have a good look at yourself because it is not the Australian way, we shouldn’t have racial hatred of any kind in this country. And the rise of anti-white racism is just phenomenally unacceptable.”

    Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court, alleging that the video defamed Faruqi by implying that he encouraged and facilitated terrorism, condoned the murder of innocent people by Islamic terrorists and knowingly assisted terrorist fanatics who want to kill people in Australia.

    Faruqi is seeking a court order to have the video pulled down, along with aggravated damages for, arguing that it has “gravely injured” reputation and character, causing hurt and embarrassment and subjecting him to hatred, ridicule and contempt.

    Faruqi’s lawyer Josh Bornstein said the statements made about his client were “of a very serious and defamatory nature” and that the firm was seeking to have the matter “addressed and resolved as soon as possible”.

    In the video, which was released shortly after the foiled Etihad terror plot in August, Latham praised law enforcement efforts but called for Islamic terrorism to tbe addressed “at its root cause”.

    “Anyone out there, on the left of politics in particular, that’s fomenting hatred of white people, the rise of anti-white racism in Australia, and also those fomenting the idea of an Islamic master race in Australia, they are aiding and abetting Islamic terrorism,” Latham said in the video.

    “They are giving encouragement and succour to the terrorist fanatics who want to kill innocent people in this country.”

    Latham set up the Outsiders program after he was let go by Sky News in March.

    It is not the first time the tough-talking former Labor leader has provoked legal threats; Wendy Harmer, Kristina Kenneally and Lisa Pryor are among those to have been angered by Latham’s on-air public comments.

    The Australian has sought comment from Latham.

  76. stackja

    Muddy
    #2527820, posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    Brisbane Line official documents.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2527821, posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    http://abmm.org/the-brisbane-line/

    This is a review of a book I would regard as essential reading on the whole “Brisbane Line” circus

    .

    Hasluck: The way in which the charges were originally made and persistently repeated suggests that Ward was wilfully and maliciously distorting the truth in order to gain political advantage . The fact that he persisted in his charges to the embarrassment of his own party leader leaves the historian in some doubt as to whether the only advantage he was trying to gain was the besmirching of the Opposition parties on the approach of an election. The action of Ward in creating a false impression for political advantage was not novel . The novelty was in Curtin’s conduct .
    His failure on this occasion to repudiate firmly suggestions which he must have known to be untrue fell below his customarily high standards of honesty and courage .

  77. Muddy

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2527821, posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    http://abmm.org/the-brisbane-line/

    This is a review of a book I would regard as essential reading on the whole “Brisbane Line” circus.

    An interesting read thanks, Zulu, as with the website as a whole. I must point out, however, and this is a pet peeve of mine, is that ‘Z’ Special Unit was never ever titled ‘Z Force.’ ‘Z Force’ was HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, both sunk of course at the very beginning of the war. The correct title of the AIB subunit was and still is ‘Z’ Special Unit. There is no ‘force’ in the name.

  78. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court,

    What a surprise.

  79. test pattern

    ‘General Sir Thomas Blamey’

    Known to troops as ‘The Brothel Keeper,’ in reference to his taking of bribes from brothel owning crims when he was a cop in Victoria. Blamey covered up the total disaster that was SRD Darwin and Melbourne to preserve his reputation, and scapegoated the man who alerted to the successful Japanese deception. Blamey subsequently undermined the integrity of the Darwin war crimes trials for the same reason, to preserve his own reputation.

  80. Muddy

    You’re referring to the Lugger Maintenance Section at Darwin, I presume?

  81. Tintarella di Luna

    New Zealand’s newly selected Prime Minister is a rather toothy lass and 37 too, how wonderful. I wonder if she’ll be giving the Australian foreign minister a tingle?

  82. stackja

    Blamey asked: Who told the Japanese?

  83. jupes

    “Anyone out there, on the left of politics in particular, that’s fomenting hatred of white people, the rise of anti-white racism in Australia, and also those fomenting the idea of an Islamic master race in Australia, they are aiding and abetting Islamic terrorism,” Latham said in the video.

    “They are giving encouragement and succour to the terrorist fanatics who want to kill innocent people in this country.”

    Latham is spot on.

    Only a lawyer could claim otherwise.

  84. stackja

    Who Killed John Curtin-Hal G. P. Colebatch

    He was also the victim of mental torture and anguish imposed on him by others, in particular perhaps Eddie Ward, Member for East Sydney and Minister for Labour and National Service in the Curtin Government during much of the most desperate period of the war. Whether or not this was at some level of consciousness deliberate on Ward’s part is another matter.

  85. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Faruqi is seeking a court order to have the video pulled down, along with aggravated damages for, arguing that it has “gravely injured” reputation and character, causing hurt and embarrassment and subjecting him to hatred, ridicule and contempt.

    The strange alliance between jihading moslems and pooved agrarian communists. It is mutual deep penetration they seek?

  86. Geriatric Mayfly

    I guess they could make themselves mobile biological weapons. Recruitment could be difficult – come to the dark heart of the continent and die from an untreatable tropical disease.

    I was going to add to my post Empire, ‘Unleash the Ebolas.’ But I cannot imagine the sand-monkeys themselves will be down there in the fetid swamps and jungle in any numbers. They will be stirring up the locals to undertake the Prophet’s (PBUH) dirty work.

  87. egg_

    Hey, at least Winston gets to root Jacinda any time he feels like it.

    He’ll ‘Arden up?

  88. test pattern

    ‘Brisbane Line’

    See Petrov Document J for a list of alleged Eastern States Axis collaborators/sympathisers.

    The WA files were destroyed, some before the war ended. Historians have had to rely on the few police and intelligence who compiled those files willing to talk off the record. Most were ‘waverers’ from the right, who believed a Japanese invasion was imminent in March 42 and WA was to be abandoned. Some were in business with Japanese interests. When this didn’t happen they became patriots again. The most senior alleged sympathiser among these WA proto Vichy was a senior Country Party man with a Barrossa German wife. You wouldn’t guess it from reading transcripts of his speeches.

    Pre war Japan had a very successful psychological warfare program in WA to soften up the population. Fear of invasion was pervasive and were taken seriously even in 1944, when counter invasion exercises were still being undertaken. Curtin himself seemed to have been affected by Japanese ‘psyops’ in WA, clinging to suspicions not shared by his Eastern States contemporaries.

  89. OneWorldGovernment

    Get rid of the Howard/Costello taxation crap.

    A, B and C “family” crap.

    Anyone that has a stay at home wife or husband to look after the kids should have ‘Partnership Tax’.

    As in the income should be distributed across the partners AND then taxed.

  90. test pattern

    ‘You’re referring to the Lugger Maintenance Section at Darwin, I presume?’

    No.

    I have written before of the Darwin Based Commandos who refused to deploy to East Timor with SRD. One of their concerns was the Portuguese Pires. They were never charged with subordination nor were ever permitted to become operational for the duration. Pires indeed became a cause for concern.

  91. hzhousewife

    Maurice Blackburn have taken on the mantle of Slugs and Grubs I see.

  92. OneWorldGovernment

    Costello is a xunt.

    One only has to look at his comments about putting superannuation to the GOVERNMENT.

    Everyone is now starting to realize that Industry Super is just a ‘boondogle’ for the so called unionists but fair dinkum.

    What is Costello’s Future Fund?

    And fuck nuckle Howard tipped most of the Telsta privatisation into it.

    Costello has a fucking full on swag of money from the Australian Future Fund.

    The Australian Future Fund is set up to pay USELESS “Public Servants”

  93. Muddy

    I have written before of the Darwin Based Commandos who refused to deploy to East Timor with SRD. One of their concerns was the Portuguese Pires. They were never charged with subordination nor were ever permitted to become operational for the duration. Pires indeed became a cause for concern.

    When you write ‘commandos’ are you referring to independent company troops, or AIB (SRD) operatives? I am aware of the loss of a number of the ‘sun’ parties to Timor.

  94. Muzzlehatch

    Osman Faruqi using Maurice Blackburn is an indication of being fundamentally unserious? Arent they a “no cure no pay” ambulance chaser outfit? If you were dinkum you would have a proper lawyer? Cant Latham blow them off? In the US they have anti SPLATT provisions to prevent stifling free speech . Which this most certainly is. Asking not proffering an opinion.

  95. Muddy

    Sorry, I take back the AIB bit. I’m having a confusing night. The remainder of my question is still genuine.

  96. Boambee John

    test pattern at 2111

    WA was to be abandoned

    By deploying around a sixth of the army there, including the most ready armoured division?

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fear of invasion was pervasive and were taken seriously even in 1944,

    Allied code breakers informed the Government that the danger of invasion – not that the Japanese ever seriously planned an invasion – had passed by the end of 1942, and Curtin went on beating the “big drum” to keep up levels of wartime production.

  98. Roger

    Looks like those considering NZ as a parachute option to escape the prevailing lunacy need to think again.

  99. Fisky

    Theresa May promoting racial communism again –

    UK Prime Minister‏Verified account @Number10gov 15h15 hours ago
    More
    PM: It will take sustained work over time to overcome age old injustices. My pledge this #BlackHistoryMonth is that we will see it through.

  100. Boambee John

    test pattern at 2111

    with a Barrossa German wife.

    Bigotfish on the bite this evening?

  101. Muddy

    Test Pattern.
    So you’re referring to SRD at Darwin. Not the Lugger Maintenance Section?

  102. H B Bear

    The quality of New Zealund PMs is directly proportional to the quality of their teeth. They are rooted.

  103. Pedro the Ignorant

    There has been a huge amount of bulldust written about the “Z Men” of WW2.

    Interested Cats may care to have a read of military historian Lynette Ramsay Silver’s debunking of many of the myths.
    SOA, Z and M Special Units

  104. C.L.

    Of course Latham is right.
    I’m sick and tired of entitled brown people who come to Australia, North America and Western Europe from the world’s most malodorous toilets casually mocking the “white people” who built the greatest societies, economies and cultures in human history. If you don’t like white people, brownies, go to an airport and move to Zambia.

  105. egg_

    The quality of New Zealund PMs is directly proportional to the quality of their teeth. They are rooted.

    If she sneezed, a 69 could become a 68.

  106. C.L.

    MI5 boss warns terror attacks to get worse as Islamist threat at ‘scale and pace not seen before’

    What the MI5 boss means is that the threat posed by Muslim immigrants is getting worse and worse.
    Another thing I’m sick of is the weasel word, “Islamist.”
    They’re not “Islamists”; they’re garden variety Muslims.

  107. Muddy

    Great link thanks Pedro. There were one or two facts there that I didn’t know, and I thought I had a reasonable grasp of that particular subject.

  108. Saw this piece over at Andrew Bolt about today’s electricity prices, with Victoria being the most expensive.

    But looking at the graphic, what I found most entertaining is that Tasmania is using more electricity than South Australia. And SA has significant mining which uses significant power.

    It really is going down the tubes over there.

  109. Geriatric Mayfly

    The quality of New Zealund PMs is directly proportional to the quality of their teeth. They are rooted.

    Can’t find it, but this must refer back to the previous womyn incumbent, whose gnashers were also something to behold. Her of the swirling rumours.

  110. marcus classis

    Watching old Scrote, that cretin Testes Pattern the aboriginal welfare industry parasite warble on about military history is hilarious.

    Never seen such a puddle of ignorant drool.

  111. Snoopy

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2527889, posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    There has been a huge amount of bulldust written about the “Z Men” of WW2.

    Interested Cats may care to have a read of military historian Lynette Ramsay Silver’s debunking of many of the myths.
    SOA, Z and M Special Units

    Thanks for that, Pedro. I have been on the Krait in Broken Bay. What a fuck up it seems to have been.

  112. OneWorldGovernment

    I will say it again.

    When do we start killing so called imams and bombing their mosques?

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My copy of Malory is a treasure. Two small volumes in The Scott Library, Paternoster Row, 1906 with cut leaves. Sitting very pretty in our lobby on my antique French marble topped console (finally got it Calli). “The Noble and Joyous History of King Arthur’, edited by Ernest Rhy, including Caxton’s Preface to the Christian Reader in early text, the main text in the language of 1634, with minor adjustment of spelling, separated into ‘books’ but with no paragraphing.

    If you want the original works a very comprehensive series of extracts from across the whole corpus, British, French and German, is provided in “King Arthur in Legend and History’, ed. Richard White, Routledge, 1997. Well known works are translated into English, but rare and lesser-known works are not and are in medieval languages. Some of these are difficult, a taste here from Robert Mannyng of Brunne Chronicle of 1338, like the better-known Layamon, rendering Wace’s Brut to English; here you go:, this is about Mordred (Medraut in Welsh).

    Sir Arthur had a cosyn, Moddred he highte, a traitur fyn; A noble knyght he was in stour but til his eme he was a traytour, Arthur bitaughtym his lond to kepe; – Hym hadd ben bettere had leid to slepe; ffor he had loved the quene prively, Arthures wyf, and leyn hure by; Nought was perceyved bytwyxte hem to; Who schuld have trowed hit had to be? Who wold have went so synful lyf that the cosyn had leyn bythe emes wyf? And namely of swylk a man? Thorow al the werld his los of ran.

    An hour of this and marking student essays is a doddle. 🙂

  114. Fisky

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago
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    Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!

  115. OldOzzie

    National Union of Workers NSW paid for Derrick Belan’s divorce expenses

    Former National Union of Workers NSW bookkeeper Danielle O’Brien has argued she should not get a full-time prison sentence after pleading guilty to defrauding the union of more than $310,000 across almost five years.

    O’Brien’s arguments at a Mount Druitt Local Court on Thursday come as The Australian Financial Review can reveal that she paid more than $71,000 in union members’ money to law firm Slater and Gordon to represent her uncle, disgraced former secretary Derrick Belan, in his divorce proceedings and to represent his young niece in criminal matters.

    According to a statement of agreed facts, O’Brien said Mr Belan directed her in 2011 to withdraw about $14,000 from the “NUW Distress Fund” – set up for non-interest loans to members – to pay Slater & Gordon’s fees for defending his niece in court over what were understood to be drug offences.

    In 2014, O’Brien also used $56,100 in union funds at Mr Belan’s request to pay the law firm for “personal legal expenses” in the family court relating to his divorce from his first wife.

    The funds were part of hundreds of thousands of dollars of union money she spent from 2011 to 2015, including for cruises, holidays, clothes, toys, hen parties, a home tutor for her son, hospital bills for her husband, and family trips to Dreamworld and Seaworld.

    ‘Overbearing’ uncle

    O’Brien’s lawyer said the bookkeeper had been “manipulated” by her “overbearing and autocratic” uncle and O’Brien was “conditioned” into thinking what she was doing was OK.

    He argued that she should get a 50 per cent discount on her offences, which attract 10-years maximum jail, after noting she had agreed to give evidence against her uncle and for mental health reasons.

    The magistrate Alison Viney responded “we’re talking about hen’s nights on cruises, holidays to Queensland – by no stretch of the imagination could that be seen of any relevance to union work”.

    The magistrate has reserved her sentencing judgment for November 9.

    O’Brien’s use of the NUW Distress Fund comes as the Turnbull government introduced legislation today to regulate union-related funds.

  116. Arky

    Gab
    #2527733, posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    Dr BG, I don’t want to clog up the thread with my predicament BUT I’m looking at Quality Systems.

    ..
    [wanders in wearing a bathrobe]

    ..
    I have a script you might like to read.
    Come up to my hotel room.

  117. zyconoclast

    New Zealand’s newly selected Prime Minister is a rather toothy lass and 37 too, how wonderful. I wonder if she’ll be giving the Australian foreign minister a tingle?

    She will definitely be giving the shadow foreign minister a tingle … in her pants.

  118. OldOzzie

    Former minister warns of security risk in land registry sales

    The cash-strapped West Australian government hasn’t sought independent advice on the sale of its land registry agency despite talking up the prospect of following the lead of NSW and South Australia in offloading the asset.

    The admission came as respected former lands minister Terry Redman sounded the alarm over the sale of the statutory agencies and their data to private operators.

    Premier Mark McGowan put Western Australia’s Landgate in play after failing to push through an increase in gold royalties that would have raised $392 million over four years.

    Landgate owns a chunk of e-conveyancing business PEXA, slated for $1 billion stockmarket float or trade sale in next 12 months, and also controls the company providing IT services and the operating platform for the consortium that leased NSW registry for the next 35 years.

    West Australian Lands Minister Rita Saffioti said the Labor Government was monitoring the outcomes in states which had sold their land registry agencies as it weighed up options to reduce state debt.

    The sales raised $2.6 billion for NSW and $1.6 billion for South Australia but also attracted criticism from public service unions and groups worried about data security, property fraud and the monopoly power of the operators.

    Mr Redman, who paved the way for Landgate to play a leading role in developing PEXA and IT provider Advara while a minister, said there was huge risk in selling the agency.

    “Landgate is responsible for protecting our title deeds, our land tenure system and has a data base and processes that protect our economy, and if breached would have a catastrophic effect on what is the cornerstone of our economy; security of land tenure,” he said.

    Mr Redman said he was surprised to see the Government, which swept to power in March, considering privatising Landgate and the land registry after opposing other asset sales during the election campaign.

    “As a previous lands minister I considered this option and dismissed it as a step too far, and something I felt would not get broad community support due to the importance of our land title system and the risk privatisation would present.”

    The Government has also been slow to acknowledge it is sitting on a financial windfall which could top $100 million through its share in PEXA.

    Ms Saffioti wouldn’t declare the Government’s hand on PEXA, but acknowledged the preparatory work being done on an initial public offering.

    Landgate owns 11.83 per cent of PEXA and its chief executive Jodi Cant joined the PEXA board in August after the ownership group, which includes the Macquarie Group, the Link Group, the four big banks and the Victorian, NSW and Queensland governments, appointed UBS as a joint lead manager to assist in the trade sale or float.

    The value of PEXA is linked to the move by most states to mandate e-conveyancing of all property transactions. E-conveyancing is scheduled to become mandatory in Western Australia from May next year and is being phased in across NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

    Landgate also owns 78 per cent of Advara, a company it created in 2015 to provide the agency’s IT services and pursue commercial opportunities domestically and overseas for its new land registry platform.

    Advara, whose other shareholder is Swiss outsourcing giant Adecco, was a big winner when the NSW Government named the Hastings Funds Management-First State Super consortium as the successful bidder for its land titles registry.

    The Landgate subsidiary is the consortium’s specialist technology consultant and will use its intellectual property and experience in the providing land title services in NSW.

    This is on top of Landgate giving Advara a $140 million IT contract in late 2016 under an exemption from public service tendering rules.

    Mr Redman said he had backed the creation of Advara and, in conjunction with other states, PEXA.

    “This model still had the state government in charge of the data base and the title deeds,” he said.

    “Both PEXA and Advara in my view will in time have significant value and could well be floated for the benefit of Western Australians.”

    The Australian Financial Review last year named Landgate at No. 22 in its list of Australia’s most innovative companies and behind only the CSIRO in terms of government agencies.

  119. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    National Union of Workers NSW paid for Derrick Belan’s divorce expenses

    Didn’t Derrick Belan and his niece have a song and dance show in front of a recent Royal Commission?

  120. Snoopy

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago
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    Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!

    Trump should give up tweeting. It’s unbecoming and counter productive. Everyone knows this.

  121. test pattern

    ‘ I am aware of the loss of a number of the ‘sun’ parties to Timor.’

    The insubordination that I have written of is not in the written histories.

    The problem with Pires was known in Darwin but he was an officer and an ally. An SRD party was sent to Timor because Pires had become an operational problem. Who handed over the codes to the Japanese first is a subject that causes angst among families today. There are those who insist it began before Pires. Clues exist in the service records of men involved but nothing conclusive. These are American perspectives, incomplete and with a few incorrect details –

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol4no4/pdf/v04i4a08p.pdf

    Portuguese Timor: An Estimative Failure, by Thomas F. Conlon

    https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7282642

  122. test pattern

    ‘with a Barrossa German wife’

    People came under suspicion because of marriage. Some were interned with their partners. Farmers and miners who paid for the release of POWs likewise were automatically under suspicion. Even seemingly innocent ballsups like this came under suspicion –

    ‘Home Front is still entangled in red tape. This was proved again last night when Scarborough wardens and residents made a forceful protest against beach lighting showing from places of entertainment among blacked-out houses. Legal power to put out the lights was denied them because of a technicality of the sort
    that has no place in total war.
    The comic-opera position was that total blackout on the three-mile coastal strip from Woodman’s Point to Trigg’s Island which’ had been ordered could not be enforced until today when notice of it was published for the second time. Since the restrictions were announced occupiers of beach premises at both Scarborough and Cottesloe have earned the contempt of the community by sheltering behind this technicality.’

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78273276/7805587

  123. Regarding UK Black History Month mentioned by Fisky above.

    I guess this is where they celebrate Islandwhana and apologise for Rorkes Drift.

  124. Snoopy

    The insubordination that I have written of is not in the written histories.

    It’s amazing what one can learn in the South Hedland tavern.

  125. OneWorldGovernment

    Surely Tim SouthpossumArse can appreciate when muslims get their little kids to hold up signs that declare ‘death to infidels’ that I can say,

    Lets kill abusive imams, burn the mosques in which they ‘preach’ and bankrupt the foul wahabi madrases who spawn the crap and payed by sodie orabia.

    Anyone that does not allow coal nor gas exploration nor development in Australia is PAID by the Saudi Arabians.

  126. zyconoclast

    Can’t find it, but this must refer back to the previous womyn incumbent, whose gnashers were also something to behold. Her of the swirling rumours.

    Helen Clarke in all her toothy glory.

    After some photoshop.

  127. Baldrick

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2527839, posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:53 pm
    New Zealand’s newly selected Prime Minister is a rather toothy lass …

    Hahaha. I see what you did there Tinta. ‘Selected’, not elected.

  128. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    When do we start killing so called imams and bombing their mosques?

    not soon enough

  129. Bruce in WA

    Well, the “boss” called me a numpty last night and told me to leave, so, goodbye, all, it has been fun and instructive.

    I’ll still read; highly doubt I’ll post my unwelcome comments again.

  130. zyconoclast

    Faber says U.S. wouldn’t have made as much ‘progress’ if colonized by blacks

    Swiss investor Marc Faber has doubled down on racially charged remarks he made in an October newsletter, suggesting that the U.S. would be in a qualitatively different state if it had been colonized by black people instead of whites.

    “I am not saying it would be better,” Faber told MarketWatch in an interview on Tuesday. “I am just saying that progress would not have been the same.”

    Asked why “progress” would be worse, Faber had this to say: “Europeans brought science to America. They brought technical skills.…I am not sure the Africans would have done that.”

    Faber’s remarks to MarketWatch came after the prominent investor early Tuesday sparked a backlash from Wall Street and its participants related to similar statements that surfaced in his popular newsletter The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, dated Oct. 3.

    In the newsletter, he wrote: “And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under white majority.”

  131. Muddy

    Hmmm, interesting thanks Test Pattern. I had a vague knowledge of this and other losses in the region (SRD was not as successful as some might think), but was unaware of the Pires question.

  132. test pattern

    ‘Lynette Ramsay Silver’s debunking of many of the myths.’

    Yes, Heroes of Rimau is a good start as are the files she accessed.

    Australians in East Timor called their Timorese helpers criados ie slaves, typical of the day’s racial language but not designed to endear themselves to the wider Timorese community. otoh the pro Japanese heihos were called Bombelas, the good guys. Many more myths await debunking. I accompanied a relative when he gave evidence to a Senate hearing. We had to stop the tape recorder twice when he veered into ‘language of the day’ and began to talk about how he watched ‘our Timorese’ slaughter Timorese on the border who had revolted against Portugal, and had saved a single remaining baby. Japan had sent all white Portuguese to Liquisa, from where they operated a puppet Gov and were allowed to put down anti Portuguese revolts.

  133. zyconoclast

    Four Ann Arbor City Council Members Take a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance

    This must be their equivalent of the Melbournebad councils screwing around with Australia Day.

  134. Baldrick

    I’ll still read; highly doubt I’ll post my unwelcome comments again.

    Don’t take the boss too seriously Bruce. He’s probably just having a bad hair day.

  135. Muddy

    Bruce in WA.
    Being called a numpty is a mark of respect. Wear it as a badge of honour. Some of us don’t get called anything at all. *Sniff*

  136. zyconoclast

    Physically active white men at high risk for plaque buildup in arteries

    White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries by middle age, a new study suggests.
    Led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente, the study looked at the physical activity trajectories of 3,175 black and white participants in the multicenter, community-based, longitudinal cohort CARDIA study, and assessed the presence of coronary artery calcification, or CAC, among participants.
    CAC is a clinical measure of the accumulation of calcium and plaque in the arteries of the heart. The presence and amount of CAC, is a significant warning sign to doctors that a patient may be at risk for developing heart disease and a signal to consider early preventive care.
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.

  137. Muddy

    Dammit! You were on your way to sucking me in there, Test Pattern. My wits are obviously atrophying.

  138. Snoopy

    Being called a numpty is a mark of respect. Wear it as a badge of honour.

    Harden up FFS. Monty regularly gets called a POS or worse and still backs up for more feedback.

  139. Bruce,

    You were lucky. I used to dream of being called a numpty. Best I could do was, ‘who are you again?’

    A numpty means something. Bloody lucky is what you are, aye.

  140. Bruce in WA

    He’s probably just having a bad hair day.

    Someone needs to tell him he doesn’t have any.

  141. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also on that console is a gold embossed green leather gilded-leaved volume, 1908, “Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Macmillen, St. Martins Street, London. includes ‘The Lady of Shallot” (heart weep) and twelve books of ‘Iduls’ and ‘Morte d’Arthur’. Many poems plus dedication ‘To The Queen” March 1851 for Victoria. Fine leaved like a Cambridge Bible, and the psalms that choral Hairy used to sing, which live on a shelf inside inside. He’s playing some now from his one-time choir, singing. I sometimes sit out there in the big cane chair watching birds flit, those new looking-old travertine floors hinting monastic as the light hits them through a Spanish window, and leaf through an 1874 bound collection of ‘Punch’ magazines, with Mr. Punch himself embrossed in gold on the cover.
    Time travelling next to the console.

  142. OneWorldGovernment

    Muddy
    #2527942, posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Dammit! You were on your way to sucking me in there, Test Pattern.

    quote of the day.

  143. Bruce in WA

    Harden up FFS. Monty regularly gets called a POS or worse and still backs up for more feedback.

    Monty bats for the other side … if you hadn’t noticed.

  144. zyconoclast

    Arab Illegal Immigrant [email protected] British Woman, Abused Female Police Officer

    A Kuwaiti migrant who arrived in the UK illegally beat and raped a British woman on a riverbank just two weeks after he was given leave to remain in the UK.

    The prosecution said that the authorities will likely seek to deport Al-Shamary — who arrived in Britain illegally by land, in 2015 — after he finishes his sentence.

    While it is unclear why he was granted leave to remain, as Kuwait is not at war and was ranked as the world’s sixth richest country in an analysis by Global Finance magazine earlier this year, Britain often grants asylum to people claiming to be members of the Bidoon minority, as the the oil-rich nation denies them citizenship.

    Last year, the Home Office uncovered an immigration scam which aimed to use family reunion laws to bring “dozens more” alleged Bidoon migrants to Britain.

  145. Snoopy

    The prosecution said that the authorities will likely seek to deport Al-Shamary — who arrived in Britain illegally by land, in 2015

    That’svery impressive. He deserves a break. But only if he reveals how he done it.

  146. marcus classis

    zyconoclast
    #2527928, posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm
    Can’t find it, but this must refer back to the previous womyn incumbent, whose gnashers were also something to behold. Her of the swirling rumours.

    Helen Clarke in all her toothy glory.

    After some photoshop.

    Hey!

    Stop that. Stop that right now.

    Never do that again.

    Ow. My eyes….

  147. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘God be at mine end, and my departing’. That’s rather grim.
    Oh – now we’re faldalahing with madrigals. ‘All things invite us now to delight us’.
    I’m off to bed.

  148. Snoopy

    The prosecution said that the authorities will likely seek to deport Al-Shamary — who arrived in Britain illegally by land, in 2015

    That’s very impressive. He deserves a break. But only if he reveals how he done it.

  149. zyconoclast

    How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals

    I’m a Muslim, and a civil rights lawyer with a special interest in advocating for women’s rights. My advocacy is informed not just by the law, but by strategies detailed in Islamic teachings and Prophet Muhammad’s example to pre-empt sexual abuse. Yes, the cancer of sexual abuse against women that we see in Christian majority America is just as prevalent in Muslim majority Pakistan, but also in Hindu majority India and state atheist China. This proves that men worldwide are failing in our responsibility to end sexual abuse and gender based violence.

    She must be channelling her inner Yammie.

  150. Arky

    That’s very impressive. He deserves a break. But only if he reveals how he done it.

    ..
    He is either a mole person or Scottish.

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ll still read; highly doubt I’ll post my unwelcome comments again.

    You will be missed, Bruce. Have you thought of emailing Sinclair to discuss?
    I haven’t read the details, but numpty is almost a term of endearment around here.
    Plenty called that by Sinc are still around.

  152. zyconoclast

    Standing on the Shoulders of Diversocrats
    The mania to achieve racial and gender equity in the hard sciences and tech will hurt American competitiveness.

    The new engineering-diversity deanship supplements the work of UCLA’s lavishly paid, campus-wide Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang, whose 2016 salary was $444,000. Kang, one of the most influential proponents of the “implicit-bias” concept, already exerts enormous pressure throughout the university to hire for “diversity.” Even before his vice chancellorship was created, any UCLA professor hoping for the top rank of tenure had to write a “contributions to diversity” essay detailing his efforts to rectify any racial and gender imbalances in his department. The addition of a localized diversity bureaucrat within the engineering school can only increase the focus on gender and race in hiring and admissions decisions. (Brandenberg, of course, expresses fealty to California’s beleaguered ban on racial and gender preferences in government. But it would be naïve to think that the ubiquitous mandate to increase “diversity” does not inevitably tip the scale in favor of alleged victim groups.)

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IRELAND HONORS MASS MURDERER WITH POSTAGE STAMP

    Wasn’t it one Eamon DeValera – one time head of this circus – who sent the German Ambassador in Dublin, condolences on the death of the German head of State – a bloke called Adolph Hitler?

  154. zyconoclast

    The ADA Litigation Monster
    A landmark law to protect the disabled has spawned senseless mandates, abusive lawsuits, and stratospheric costs.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990, was noble in intention. “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” Bush declared, invoking the rhetoric of civil rights to describe America’s disabled as “victims of segregation and discrimination.” Bush dismissed opponents’ “fears that the ADA is too vague or too costly and will lead to an explosion of litigation”; the statute, he assured, was “carefully crafted” to provide clear guidance to the business community.
    Hindsight reckons otherwise. The ADA’s laudable objectives were to ban employment discrimination against the disabled and eliminate unnecessary physical barriers to access in commercial and government buildings. But in the ensuing quarter-century, the measure has spawned countless unintended consequences—mutating definitions of what constitutes a physical or mental “disability,” senseless mandates, abusive litigation, and astronomical compliance costs. Having vanquished common sense in the workplace and unleashed greedy trial lawyers to sue unsuspecting firms for “accessibility” violations, the ADA’s next—and potentially most destructive—campaign is “fixing” e-commerce, which few people think is broken.

    Attention has often focused on the growing volume of employment and workplace claims under Title I of the ADA, which has become an employer’s nightmare. The malleable definition of “disability” requiring accommodation by employers has swollen to include obesity, depression, mood disorders (and other “mental illnesses”), alcoholism, gambling addictions, asthma, back problems, narcolepsy, ADD/ADHD, allergies, sleep apnea, phobias, and similar common ailments—even correctable impairments of hearing and vision familiar to many middle-aged workers. Almost any physical or mental condition can invoke ADA coverage.
    Though forbidden to inquire about disabilities in job interviews, or to demand preemployment physicals before a job offer is made (once a matter-of-fact requirement), employers must “reasonably accommodate” their workers for any disabilities they manifest after they’ve been hired, even if there’s a host of them. “Accommodation” sounds innocuous, but it can be—and often is—a costly, disruptive, and time-consuming undertaking. Employers are expected, generally at their own expense, to “equalize” the workplace, so that a disabled employee can perform as if he weren’t disabled. This can mean restructuring job duties, granting leaves, providing technological support, hiring assistants, granting reassignments, making “individualized determinations,” and entering into “interactive dialogues,” all while ignoring “discriminatory customer preferences” and, of course, “traditional stereotypes.”

  155. Snoopy

    Standing on the Shoulders of Diversocrats
    The mania to achieve racial and gender equity in the hard sciences and tech will hurt American competitiveness.

    It’s sort of weird, but if Rocket Man sacks up and cuts loose he might just save Western civilisation.

  156. Snoopy

    Oh dear!

    Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance court to obtain permission to spy on Donald Trump campaign aides and later his transition team.

    Leaders in Congress are trying to find out if the Obama Justice Department and the FBI introduced the totally unsubstantiated material alleging unsavory connections between Trump and Russia before the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, congressional aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

  157. C.L.

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago
    More
    Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!

    It’s the biggest story in American history. A president and a presidential candidate accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from Russian intelligence to sell US yellow cake to precisely the existential enemy whose menace they subsequently promoted. Namely, Wussia. The uranium delivery boy – and this is almost too much to believe – was none other than corrupt former FBI boss, Robert Mueller. Mueller is now investigating himself. Also in on the cover-up was corrupt former FBI boss James Comey, who wrote his infamous televised pardon of Hillary Clinton before he even investigated her national security breaches. Current deputy FBI director, Andrew McCabe ran the Washington DC Clinton email probe – after accepting a $700,000 bribe from Hillary Clinton. Erstwhile Attorney-General Loretta Lynch dropped the whole thing – after a private meeting with Bill Clinton at Phoenix Airport. After Trump won the election, all of these players and their apologists embarked on a manic and massive campaign of obfuscation by accusing Trump of … colluding with the Kremlin.

    All of the above is established fact. It is not opinion.

  158. Neil

    Wasn’t it one Eamon DeValera – one time head of this circus – who sent the German Ambassador in Dublin, condolences on the death of the German head of State – a bloke called Adolph Hitler?

    Most people don’t know Ireland was neutral in ww2. Just before D-day the Brits put some American troops in N. Ireland because they were running out of space. The Irish were scared. They thought they were about to be invaded. When they realised that was not going to happen they protested about the violation of their neutrality because Britain put troops in N. Ireland.

    By then what was happening in Europe was coming out and all the Irish could do is protest about their neutrality being violated. They finished their WW2 effort by signing Hitlers condolance book in the German embassy in Dublin

  159. Fisky

    RRT Industries, Ltd.
    @RRTIndustries
    ·
    10h
    America’s more diverse now than ever before and in a curious coincidence it is also falling apart at the seams and everyone hates each other

  160. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ross McMullin’s new book “Pompey Elliot at War” – based on Elliot’s letters home, and his diary, makes interesting reading. Highly recommended.

  161. Fisky

    They finished their WW2 effort by signing Hitlers condolance book in the German embassy in Dublin

    I love the Irish but the stereotype about them being really fucking dumb is not a myth.

  162. Top Ender

    Scotland to ban smacking children
    CATRIONA WEBSTER
    Press Association10:17PM October 19, 2017

    The smacking of children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

    The legislation, brought forward by Greens MP John Finnie, will remove the defence of ”justifiable assault” in Scots law, which allows parents to use physical punishment to admonish a child.

    The move would make Scotland the first part of the UK to introduce a ban on smacking children.

    A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “Mr Finnie’s proposals are not a Scottish Government Bill, however we will ensure the proposals become law.

    “We believe physical punishment can have negative effects on children which can last long after the physical pain has died away.”

    The statement follows First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation in her program for government last month that ministers would “not oppose” the Bill.

    She highlighted that about 50 countries – including France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Ireland – had already made the change.

    Complete article from the Oz. Be interesting to see how “they” will prove it happened.

  163. Steve trickler.

    Old music, and probably 90% unknown to those aged in their late teens and early twenties.

    Chinese water torture, otherwise know as commercial FM radio, has probably has not played this in a long time.



  164. Steve trickler.

    Chinese water torture, otherwise known as commercial FM radio, has probably not played this in a long time.

    (:

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I love the Irish but the stereotype about them being really fucking dumb is not a myth.

    The best Irish jokes are true.

    When the Republic applied to join the European Economic Community, they were told that they would have to employ a Commissioner of Equal Opportunity, to stamp out all forms of discrimination, especially sexual.

    The position was duly advertised….with separate pay scales…..for men and women…

  166. Zyconoclast

    Steve trickler.
    #2527978, posted on October 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the reminder.

    They may have heard it if they were made to watch Peter Weir’s Gallipoli as a documentary.

  167. Snoopy

    Left-wing Newsweek:

    COMEY DRAFTED STATEMENT ENDING CLINTON EMAIL INVESTIGATION MONTHS BEFORE INTERVIEWING HER, FBI CONFIRMS.

    Pffft! The Dems may have lost Newsweek but they’ll never lose Monty (for so long as he lives).

  168. C.L.

    Irish monks saved Western Civilisation.
    So yeah, the stereotype popularised by English bogans is baloney.
    For one thing, they didn’t have a royal family during WWII who were all Germans.
    How ‘Irish’ was that?

  169. Neil

    I love the Irish but the stereotype about them being really fucking dumb is not a myth.

    Apparently the British govt wanted to put floating platforms in the Irish Sea so that if pilots fell into the sea they may have a chance to swim to the platforms and save their lives. The Irish govt said no because that would violate their neutrality.

    And thousands of sailors went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean because they would not let Britain use the west coast of Ireland to protect the convoys.

    OK they were neutral but can you be neutral in a conflict like that?

  170. Zyconoclast

    For the sake of the joke, lets call the bloke Paddy.

    A bloke burned both of his ears… so they were asking him at the hospital how it happened.

    He said, ”I was ironing my clothing and the phone rang… So, instead of the phone I mistskingly picked up the iron and burned my ear…”

    ”But how did you burn the other ear?” The doctor asked.

    ”That happend when i tried to call the abulance.

  171. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They may have heard it if they were made to watch Peter Weir’s Gallipoli as a documentary.

    There were a few fairly monumental historical howlers in that film, but it’s a bit difficult to look at the monument to Tenth Light Horse, at the Nek and think “umm, yeah.”

  172. cynical1

    IRELAND HONORS MASS MURDERER WITH POSTAGE STAMP

    They probably thought he was just like George Washington.

  173. Motelier

    I love the Irish but the stereotype about them being really fucking dumb is not a myth.

    A friend of mine is of Irish heritage. He often tells the story of when his Grandmother visited from Ireland in the 70’s. They were driving from Brisbane to Toowoomba and passed a small cementary on the highway. His Grandmother quietly pointed it out to him and said that people were dying to get in there.

    Thank you, thankyou very much.

  174. DrBeauGan

    I took spiky to see blade runner tonight and gave up after two hours because it was boring. Spiky liked it so stayed to the end. Half a bottle of prosecco might have been a factor for her.

    It was a bit like mad Max but without Tina Turner. Reality looks as if it’s going to be dystopian enough, and I can’t see the point of an electronic girlfriend who flickers out when the electricity goes down.

  175. They finished their WW2 effort by signing Hitlers condolance book in the German embassy in Dublin

    Quite so.
    The #2 exhibit in the Irish War Museum in Dublin is an Afrika Korps armoured car captured by Irish troops serving in the British Army.
    #1 exhibit is Micheal Collins’ armoured car. The man who achieved more for Irish independence than anybody else had in 700 years – so for thanks from the Irish population he got murdered.

    Any Irish soldier who tired of sitting the war out in the Irish army, and did a bunk across to England to join up, was persecuted to the grave & beyond by that turd De Valera.

  176. I love the Irish but the stereotype about them being really fucking dumb is not a myth.

    Logic has never been an Irish trait.

  177. The treaty ports had only just been handed over by the UK to the Irish Free State when WWII began.
    Of all things, the US, when it entered the war, considered occupying those very ports.
    They didn’t, but it would have been interesting dynamics had they consummated that plan.

  178. Snoopy

    Logic has never been an Irish trait.

    But they have same sex marriage. So there’s that.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Any Irish soldier who tired of sitting the war out in the Irish army, and did a bunk across to England to join up, was persecuted to the grave & beyond by that turd De Valera.

    I’d forgotten that, Serena – discriminated against employment post war, and denied pensions. The Brits should have shot De Valera in the Stone cutters yard.

  180. Hydra

    But looking at the graphic, what I found most entertaining is that Tasmania is using more electricity than South Australia. And SA has significant mining which uses significant power.

    BHP run their mines off a massive private power station. Doesn’t feed into the grid. Suspect they help out other mines also.

  181. Fisky

    Former Obama official reveals permanent brain damage.

    Samantha Power
    @SamanthaJPower
    Really important & enlightening @CassSunstein piece on Trump’s Marxist ways of sowing division among us

  182. GerardO

    The ADF couldn’t beat a fucken drum. A bunch of loafers & rorters.

  183. OneWorldGovernment

    Fisky
    #2528005, posted on October 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Former Obama official reveals permanent brain damage.

    Samantha Power
    @SamanthaJPower
    Really important & enlightening @CassSunstein piece on Trump’s Marxist ways of sowing division among us

    When you look at recent photos of her you might be tempted to think that the evil inside her is getting to the surface.

  184. OneWorldGovernment

    When are we going to introduce the death penalty for serious crimes, and continuous recidivists?

  185. OneWorldGovernment

    Someone correct me where I am wrong….. please.

    The Lindt Cafe person was on bail for murdering and setting his wife on fire?

    The Lindt Cafe person had a ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ who helped him murder and set his wife on fire?

    Where is the ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ of the Lindt Cafe person’s murder and fire setting of that wife?

  186. OneWorldGovernment

    Seeing as how the Australian Constitution does not allow citizens from another country/nation to represent us then I ask this,

    How many f*kheads from other countries are in our State parliaments?

    How many absolute crap shitheads are in our local government?

    Does not the Australian Constitution section 44 make Multiculturalism an illegal activity?

  187. Infidel Tiger

    The November issue of Playboy features a trannie.

    One minute you are getting used to fake boobs, the next it’s fake women.

  188. Diogenes

    White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in

    I knew it,! Tax exercise gear at the same rate as booze and bacy now !

    Lying awake bad case of reflux caused my prostrate and blood pressure meds. Growing old sucks, but it sure beats the alternative

  189. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528021, posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:29 am
    The Lindt Cafe person had a ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ who helped him murder and set his wife on fire?

    Where is the ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ of the Lindt Cafe person’s murder and fire setting of that wife?

    Pardon me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know she is in jail.

  190. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2528032, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:06 am

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528021, posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:29 am
    The Lindt Cafe person had a ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ who helped him murder and set his wife on fire?

    Where is the ‘girlfriend/accomplice’ of the Lindt Cafe person’s murder and fire setting of that wife?

    Pardon me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know she is in jail.

    But is she?

  191. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A,

    Did you ever read what Man Monis and his animal girlfriend did to Man Monis’ former wife?

    Man Monis was wandering around Sydney because a fucking NSW judge figured he should be.

    Where is his, Man Monis, accomplice in the horrific murder of Man Monnis’ wife?

  192. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2528035, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Finally a sane question, “When will Christians in all Islamic countries have the same religious freedom as Muslims have here”

    Don’t be stupid.

  193. OneWorldGovernment

    Christianity and Islam/Muslim

    They love to bark about the Crusades when the fact is the Muslims started wiping out Christianity from the very start.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/jennifer-oriel/lets-reflect-on-muslim-nations-christian-genocide/news-story/c8faeed2bd63d0ed37a5181fdce7937b

  194. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528034, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:15 am
    But is she?

    Google is as good to you as it’s to me, but I believe she is indeed in jail.

  195. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2528040, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:39 am

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528034, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:15 am
    But is she?

    Google is as good to you as it’s to me, but I believe she is indeed in jail.

    Then I hope the scum bitch dies there.

  196. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528038, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Mark A
    #2528035, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Finally a sane question, “When will Christians in all Islamic countries have the same religious freedom as Muslims have here”

    Don’t be stupid.

    Why the hostile reply?
    I think there is an other member on this forum I have to put on scroll by. One more and I’ll be a lurker only.

    Is it the time of day?

  197. Pardon me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know she is in jail.

    The day after the siege, the NSW govt/police/courts uncharacteristically grew a dick & balls, revoked her bail, and she was arrested and her ass hauled off to jail.

    When you read what she & Monis did to his ex, you really seriously gotta wonder how they got to be out on bail in the first place.

  198. OneWorldGovernment

    LOL

    MarkA

    At this time of the day.

    FFS we are both o/s and waiting on Tom to post the cartoons.

    I have a suspicion that we both went to the same school at some point in our lives.

    Possibly within similar timeframes? Not sure about that.

    I always wanted to get a horse drawn ‘gypsy’ caravan that were made in Heathcote, Vic. But the bloke doing it either died or went elsewhere.

    Merely tried to say that islam does NOT accept Christianity.

    Scroll by if must.

    Cheers.

  199. OneWorldGovernment

    Serena at the Pub
    #2528043, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Pardon me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know she is in jail.

    The day after the siege, the NSW govt/police/courts uncharacteristically grew a dick & balls, revoked her bail, and she was arrested and her ass hauled off to jail.

    When you read what she & Monis did to his ex, you really seriously gotta wonder how they got to be out on bail in the first place.

    Serena, it was horrific what the pair of bastards did.

    Whatever female prison she is in I hope someone ‘tops’ her.

  200. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment2528048, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:55 am
    Merely tried to say that islam does NOT accept Christianity.

    OK I accept your grovelling apology.
    LOL

  201. Tom

    Knight is on leave. Pickering writes more than he draws these days, so his output is sporadic. At the minute, Australia has only one topline cartoonist turning out Australian cartoons daily – even though he doesn’t have a local platform (he’s syndicated in the USA). Paul Zanetti.

  202. Mark A

    Thanks Tom, again you are doing God’s work on the interwebs.

  203. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    that last af branco “charlatans web” is a keeper.

    thanks for chasing them all down.

    much appreciated.

  204. OneWorldGovernment

    MarkA

    Here is some more grovel.

    Not sure if we are similar age but I found this interesting

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/the-crash-30-years-later.php

  205. OneWorldGovernment

    And November 1989 ‘they’ dragged down The Berlin Wall!

  206. OneWorldGovernment

    But then ‘they’ found Global Warming

  207. OneWorldGovernment

    And refugees.

    Gotta have them refugees.

  208. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528048, posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:55 am
    LOL
    MarkA
    FFS we are both o/s and waiting on Tom to post the cartoons.

    I have a suspicion that we both went to the same school at some point in our lives.

    Possibly within similar timeframes? Not sure about that.

    Same school for sure, we confirmed that before, 1985?? Mining and engineering on my part Masters in Germany after.

    As to your latest post about markets, I always had my suspicions about how they operate, but I’m a single minded person and invest only in what I believe to be rock solid and that is what every normal person needs and uses.

  209. OneWorldGovernment

    I want to go to Lebanon and take it over.

    Make peace with Israel.

    Blow the fuck out of Syria and Iran

    Tell Turkey to shove it up their left nostril.

  210. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2528070, posted on October 20, 2017 at 4:32 am

    I want to go to Lebanon and take it over.

    Make peace with Israel.

    Blow the fuck out of Syria and Iran

    Tell Turkey to shove it up their left nostril.

    Why are you so timid?

  211. OneWorldGovernment

    LOL

    Same school for sure, we confirmed that before, 1985?? Mining and engineering on my part Masters in Germany after.

    I saw that Masters in Germany thing. That would have been fantastic. No wonder you end up in Austria though because they know you are the real deal.

    And please. I learn from everyone and when I see something I check it out.

    If you were 1985 then I am about 20 years older. I was recently invited to a dinner for the Athletic Team from back in my day. We used to perform at what was then Olympic Park.

    Robert D Costella was younger than me and I don’t think I met him but his coach taught me.

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    zyconoclast
    #2527965, posted on October 19, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The ADA Litigation Monster
    A landmark law to protect the disabled has spawned senseless mandates, abusive lawsuits, and stratospheric costs.

    Thanks for that zyconoclast here’s Australia’s precursor to what’s happened in the US – it’s called overrreach because what’s required is reasonable accommodations I’d say the Green had no common sense in the first place in picking out an office – whingeing and whining will never ever cease —

    Great to see the Disability Discrimination Commissioner has his priorities right and the time to comment on this BS. In the meantime crickets chirp on the Senate’s report damning the violence, abuse and neglect of severely intellectually and physically disabled while the NDIS rolls out right over the top of it all smothering it all completely- I guess there weren’t enough spithoods for anything serious consideration and, of course, for the ABC, the people being abused can’t talk it up like Dylan Voller.

    Benighted lickspittles.

  213. OneWorldGovernment

    Imagine getting a plebeian interview with your lord and master Malcolm Turnbull.

    plebeian: Are you related to Malcolm Bligh the bloke that caused the mutiny on the bounty?
    MT: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: How will I pay my electricity bills?
    MT: There wont be any electricity aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: How do I get into the Sydney CBD?
    MT: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: Can Australia defend itself?
    MT: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: are the useless fat arses you have in your ministry worth the money?
    MT:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: When you were boss of Goldman Sachs in Australia (JB Were & Son ) did they ever let you make a decision outside the choice of coffee?
    MT:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    plebeian: Do you love Australia?
    MT:

    plebeian: Which leader do you most admire?
    MT: That Chinese dude, the one that’s paying Sam and my son.

  214. John Constantine

    Demand destruction in south australia today, as men making cars in factories stops.

    Replaced with wymynsys in offices making forms for other wymynsys in other offices to tick boxes on and shuffle.

    Deindustrialising Australia cost the Transnational Looting Cartels a few bags of cash into the correct hands, and the proles gave them the cash through taxfunded subsidies anyway.

    Australia, the cheapest corruptocracy in the whole world, we are nothing but a nationwide two dollar shop where the Chinese mafia can go shopping for cheap deals on cheaper politicians.

  215. Herodotus

    Thanks Tom. Garrison’s gang of crooks fits nicely with the story the media doesn’t want to touch.

  216. OneWorldGovernment

    John Constantine

    Lucky there are no guns.

    I would blow up Ayers Rock.

    And the CBD of every Australian capital, so called, city.

    I think the reason that the Luddites want nothing at the Barrier Reef is because they know that there is ENORMOUS wealth to be gained for Australia from managing The Great Barrier Reef.

  217. OneWorldGovernment

    Why isn’t the cfmeu declared a criminal organisation?

  218. feelthebern

    Tom, any thoughts on the Caulfield Cup?

  219. rickw

    Wussia
    [blubbering]
    Oh, Wuuuussssiiiaaaa
    [blubbering and snivelling, rending of garments]
    Wussssssiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaa a ah ah ah waaah [broken sobbing]…..

    Wonder why?

    The wailing and blubbering when they jail or hang Bill and Hillary will be something!

  220. rickw

    Why isn’t the cfmeu declared a criminal organisation?

    Because half the countries politicians are involved with it?

  221. John Constantine

    Why isn’t the mafia in Australia declared a criminal organisation?.

    Oh, wait, we don’t have organised crime in Australia, if we did, their abc would do reports about it.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Gab maybe – this ad came up on a righty website just now:

    Technical Sales specialist – forklift trucks (Granville, Sydney)

    The applications close date is 30 Oct.

  223. Gab

    Thanks, Bruce. I’d apply for that except I live in Melbournistan. xx

  224. John Constantine

    Ballarat paper reports that 16 youths from Sunshine got in two cars and drove to Beaufort a hundred miles away.

    They do a home invasion [gatecrash a party] and flog the homeowners with clubs, poles and baseball bats.

    Reported that one of the car drivers and assault team members got a $150 fine, a hundred hours community service, and a Recorded Conviction.

    Flog people with baseball bats, the Law will trounce you with a wet lettuce leaf.

    The homeowner used a taser on one of the sixteen home invaders before they beat her with the clubs.

    Try doing that in Texas.

  225. areff

    Pat Clohessy’s other attribute: he was a fantastic history teacher when not running pointlessly in circles. Specialised in comparative US/Australian history and was one of the fourth form few teachers for whom it was worth shutting up, sitting down and paying attention.

  226. rickw

    The homeowner used a taser on one of the sixteen home invaders before they beat her with the clubs.

    Try doing that in Texas.

    Why you need high capacity magazines and AR-15’s.

    Interesting that the police have now concluded that “times have changed” and that they need to be similarly equipped.

    Meanwhile the ordinary folk are left completely exposed.

    The really important question in all of this is whether or not the woman will be charged with weapons offences -possession of a taser. Most likely yes, she just needs to recover from her injuries first.

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