Monday Forum: November 13, 2017

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  1. max

    Today I was thinking about Lyle Shelton, the bloke who led the Christian resistance to SSM.

    Compare him to the two principals of Riverview and Xavier who chucked in the towel and supported the Yes vote. Two men who lacked the courage and the will to stand up to the supposed opinion of young Catholic students everywhere and failed their church and their school by not ensuring that students were given a properly informed understanding of the issue. No doubt it was because they themselves agree with SSM advocates that it is about equality and ending discrimination. In other words, they think the church is in the wrong, not just wrong but sinfully wrong.

    I admire Lyle Shelton for not giving in to this.

  2. Uh oh

    Anyone know how the world’s biggest battery is going? MSM only seem to be interested when they get a new press release.

  3. feelthebern

    The worlds biggest battery?
    That one in Ms Lambie’s dildo ?

  4. Motelier

    I just had a bo peep at KittyKats twitter feed.

    Found this proof that she rescinded her US citizenship.

    Now I would hope Martin Stumble doesn’t play 2D chess.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    ‘The Senate is a better place, a much richer place, for you having served amongst us,’ Senator Brandis said.

    The florid fat festering bulbous bloated simpering sweaty hedgepest looking piggy eyed wannabe librarian Commie.

  6. Pedro the Ignorant

    I fully concur with your assessment of those school principals, max.

    Moral cowards in a position of great responsibility, and found seriously wanting.

  7. jupes

    I’m not sure she’s working class as that implies people who work from 16 until retirement age if they can, in basic positions doing the best they can to provide for family, low salary etc.

    Good point candy.

    McJacqui McJacqui is from the malingering class.

  8. JC

    From Inspector Clouseau’s post.

    Love this. This JC thinks eggsactly like me.

    Blogger JC said…
    You are a civil servant feeding at the public trough; you certainly do owe me a damn thing. As much as you are galled by the thought, I am your paymaster, flunky.

    On your knees, Classic and thank us for paying your way you taxeating scrounge.

  9. Snoopy

    Two men who lacked the courage and the will to stand up

    Nah, they just march to the beat of a different drum.

  10. feelthebern

    Hey did Ted Cruz ever explain why he was liking vids on a porn site?

  11. marcus classis

    Not for the squeamish

    WARNING: graphic image.

    SYRIAN who joined ISIS says the group’s policy was: “Anyone who is not a Muslim must be killed. We even beheaded a Christian child”

    Link

  12. Nabakov

    Hiya all,

    Former stoush merchant, visiting this site for the first time in six years. Damn it’s gone downhill. I remember when Fyodor and I could always look forward to a sometimes crazed but always fruity debate here.

    JC will certainly testify that there’s no love lost between him and I but I can confidently say that after nearly a decade of giving him wedgies that:
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/11/13/monday-forum-november-13-2017/comment-page-5/#comment-2552841
    is not him. He just doesn’t write or argue like that.

    Also, he’s consistently used the same JC tag for well over a decade unlike Marcus Classius/MarkL Canberra/Mark 50/etc – and his own words too, again unlike Mark of the thousand net de plumes.

    As you were.

  13. Top Ender

    Did we miss this on the Cat?

    One of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal elders and activists –Patrick Dodson, a Labor MP known as “the Father of Reconciliation” – has become the latest politician whose nationality has come under question following concerns he may be Irish via his father.

    In yet another bizarre twist in the country’s dual citizenship crisis – which has so far forced six MPs out of parliament – Mr Dodson, a member of the Yawuru Aboriginal people in Western Australia, has faced queries about his eligibility because John “Snowy” Dodson, his father, was allegedly an Irish-Australian.

    Mr Dodson, a member of Australia’s upper house and widely respected Aboriginal advocate, became an MP last year and began his maiden speech in his Aboriginal language, stating: “Yawurugun Janu buru Rubibi. I am from Broome [in north-west Australia] … I am a Banaga man.”

    Link

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did we miss this on the Cat?

    Somebody did post from the Australian – strange, they aren’t allowing comments on the story.

  15. Rev. Archibald

    Yeh, nah. You are doing the same thing as all the others.

    ..
    You know fuck all about it.
    If c-nts like you would take an actual interest in your children’s education occassionally and got up the administration about the curriculum being forced down your child’s throat, then the very small, and ever decreading number of people like me in there wouldn’t have to constantly put ourselves and our income on the line trying to mitagate the worst excesses.
    Until you do that you can fuck yourself sideways.

  16. JC

    I left this at Paco’s blog.

    Hi Paco

    I’m JC from the Catallaxy blog. Marcus Classic, who has gone by several names in the past… aka MK50 and Mark L Canberra… is a big time plagiarist who has lifted numerous pieces then posted them at the Cat pretending they are his own.

    I often remind him there about his unprofessional, uncultured and low life theft. For some unknown reason he’s taken a real dislike to me. Hard to believe, hey, as I’m really a nice person.

    Acting like a poor man’s version of inspector Clouseau he’s accusing me of being your JC here, which we learned from Classic, you recently banned from your blog. I do recall your name from the times you used to post interesting comments at Blair’s, but I then I lost touch and only saw a reference to you and your blog in Classic’s sad Clouseau impersonation.
    Would you please be nice enough to distinguish the IP address I’m using from the other JC in order to correct any misapprehension.

    Thanks Paco

    PS. Marcus Classic is going absolutely hog wild over that at Catallaxy. He’s finally flipping out. Funny as.

    Also if you want to see his theft… here’s an example

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2013/03/03/guest-post-mk50-european-fascism-redux/comment-page-1/#comments

  17. John64

    Did we miss this on the Cat?

    There’s been speculation for weeks about whether closet Irishman Patrick O’Dodson is another traitor.

    It would be the cherry on the cream on the cake if he was punted from the Parliament as a dual citizen.

  18. Mr Dodson, a member of Australia’s upper house and widely respected Aboriginal advocate, became an MP last year and began his maiden speech in his Aboriginal language, stating: “Yawurugun Janu buru Rubibi. I am from Broome [in north-west Australia] … I am a Banaga man.”

    And he is also Irish, just because you identify with a certain strand of your DNA it doesn’t negate the other parts of your heritage.

    Suck shit Pat.

  19. pete m

    Makka 48% No
    OldOzzie 38.8% NO

    should be in the Yes column

  20. JC
    #2553041, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I left this at Paco’s blog.

    Well, that escalated quickly

  21. Snoopy

    Noting the absurdity of Mr Dodson’s predicament, an ABC News column stated: “It has come to this. Even a First Australian, descendant of the oldest living culture on Earth, has faced questions about whether he is eligible under the constitution to sit in the national parliament.”

    The absurdity is that for fifty years we have tolerated mixed race people completely denying their European heritage.

  22. Mother Lode

    That’s uncanny, Mote.

    Just today I was thinking of linking to a picture of Dr Bunsen Honeydew for George Bland-as.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tickler. Love it when Farage goes full barrel. What a QT time it would be here with him waiting to strike.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    If c-nts like you would take an actual interest in your children’s education occassionally and got up the administration about the curriculum being forced down your child’s throat, then the very small, and ever decreading number of people like me in there wouldn’t have to constantly put ourselves and our income on the line trying to mitagate the worst excesses.
    Until you do that you can fuck yourself sideways.

    Yes yes.
    It’s not that hard.
    I mean if I can get invited into and then voted unanimously onto the school board anyone can right?
    Sane people really have no excuses do they?
    Are they just lazy or is there more to it?

    Ha ha ja ja ja has ha ja ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

    😁

  25. Pedro the Ignorant

    The clown circus rolls on.

    If Pat Dodson (he of the cowboy hat, grey beard and gifted spot on the red leather seat) is turfed out because he is Irish it will cement my opinion that Australia and it politics have irrevocably swirled down the faeces stained porcelain.

    Utter farce.

  26. Motelier

    If c-nts like you would take an actual interest in your children’s education occassionally and got up the administration about the curriculum being forced down your child’s throat, then the very small, and ever decreading number of people like me in there wouldn’t have to constantly put ourselves and our income on the line trying to mitagate the worst excesses.

    Oh dear, I have touched a nerve here. Listen sport, every teacher had to be able factually justify the marks given to my children when they were at school. I dealt in facts. My children were taught to find the truth and to feel free to discuss that truth.

    You are helping the system as it is now. Both MrsM and I would have had you on toast at the first Parent Teacher night.

    Strangely however, each of our kids teachers felt it was better to be open with us after that first meeting.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    I left this at Paco’s blog.

    Why are you posting at a Goddamned Mexicans blog JC?
    Do you want him to steal your Job?

  28. Leo G

    Kristina Keneally deletes the bulk of her tweets. Anne Aly deleted her account when she nominated. New trend in Labor?

    Wiping the slaters clean?

  29. Rev. Archibald

    You could start by grabbing the book they have been given to read in their English class, read it yourself and makeca jhdgement as to wheather it is something you want them reading. achances are, state or private, it isn’t.
    What are you going to do?
    I have fought dozens of these battles.
    From nixing a statistics project using fake global waming data to struggling to keep good young mathe teachers in the game in the face of all the shit thrown at them.
    And I pay the God damned price on a faily basis.
    Fuck you.

  30. John64

    BTW, The Parrot (Jones) read out a list of 17 ALP Parliamentarians tonight, all of whom must be under reasonable suspicion of being dual citizens as they were born overseas themselves or at least one parent was born overseas.

    Not one has produced proof that they have renounced their entitlement to citizenship of a foreign country.

    Aided by the uninterested MSM and the supine efforts of Mick Trimble, Billy Bullshit is getting away with blue murder.

  31. Geriatric Mayfly

    The absurdity is that for fifty years we have tolerated mixed race people completely denying their European heritage.

    All members of the Litigious Mordi Nation.

  32. Perfidious Albino

    big rainbow party planned at Trades Hall in Melbourne tomorrow night apparently.

    i’m guessing 62% ‘Yes’

  33. Snoopy

    I mean if I can get invited into and then voted unanimously onto the school board anyone can right?

    Let me guess. Secretary?

    🙂

  34. BrettW

    JC leads such an interesting life that somebody may or may not be impersonating him of another blog.

    Easy to confuse the two as the other guy also a dickhead. Or is that an imposter dickhead ?

    Who cares, just more entertainment involving JC. He does like to be the centre of attention.

  35. Motelier

    Rev,

    Put the wine bottle down.

    Have something to eat. Drink plenty of water.

  36. JC

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2553046, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    JC
    #2553041, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I left this at Paco’s blog.

    Well, that escalated quickly

    Carp.. No kidding the battereds have been very unruly this week and quite frankly I’m getting distressed for them. Not angry, but concerned and distressed, as we could end up with a mass call-in to the hotline.

    So far this week.. they started off accusing me of dobbing in Brian to his boss. But Brian nixed that theory in the bud. On the same evening Memoryfault accuses me and two other people ( he think’s it’s four) of sending cops to his house on a raid to find a lost library book, which then morphed into a story about his son doing magic mushrooms and we sent the cops over to look into this. Finally it became a cop raid because one of his family members was looking to buy a weapon.
    None of this is true of course, other than in his well fertilized imagination.

    Finally, the plagiarist, Marcus Classic goes all Clouseau this evening implying I am an expert in the United Methodist Church.

    So funny.

  37. Snoopy

    The absurdity is that for fifty years we have tolerated mixed race people completely denying their European heritage.

    Actually that’s unfair. Not tolerated. Aided and abetted.

  38. Noodles Romanoff

    I don’t think you can be a dual citizen with the US by their own laws. Iirc Rupert had to renounce his Australian citizenship to become an USAian.

  39. BrettW

    JC, did you make that post as JC ? Could get quite confusing over there if there are two of you.

    Hilarious, keep it up. Better than TV.

  40. Rev. Archibald

    Snarky little prick.
    I don’t drink.
    If you don’t like the school system: do something.

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    And I pay the God damned price on a faily basis.
    Fuck you.

    If you don’t want to, don’t.
    It’s your choice.
    Don’t worry about the things you can’t control.
    Namaste.

  42. OneWorldGovernment

    So the American Democrat, Kristine Keneally,is going to be the first female Prime Minister of Australia?

    Is she a member of the fabians like malcolm fraser?

  43. Snoopy

    Have you thanked Sinc today?

  44. Rev. Archibald

    Would you even know what they are getting taught?
    Without going to look, tell mecwhat book they are reading in English.

  45. JC

    JC leads such an interesting life that somebody may or may not be impersonating him of another blog.

    No one is impersonating me on another blog, you low IQ moron. The very first thread shows it’s an American blog for a start and there would be countless people using JC as a blog name – especially in a country of 325 million people!

    Clouseau made a fool himself this evening. Don’t follow in his paw steps.
    You really are an idiot, Rooster. Now go away and stop trying to get my attention. Enough.

  46. Rev. Archibald

    If you don’t want to, don’t.

    ..
    Why should I give in because fuckheads took over the system?

  47. Natural Instinct

    A case study to demonstrate the toxic environment and savagery of today’s progressives is the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, an experienced Texan politician with over 6 years of high-level administrative experience, as the lead of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

    On the other hand, White served for six years on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as chairman. There she oversaw 3,000, engineers, scientists, attorneys, and other technical and administrative employees. White also issued 1,000 administrative enforcement orders, handled million dollar budgets responsibly, and successfully issued thousands of permits so that businesses could operate.
    I would assert that she is well qualified to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as she has the practical experience to do so. You can get a sense of White’s professionalism by reading this piece on “Cleaning the Air on Climate Change.”

    Policies to replace fossil fuel-based electric generation with wind and solar generation necessitate massive land modification and habitat destruction. Renewable installations can require hundreds to thousands more acres of land than a coal, natural gas or nuclear power plant to produce the same power. In contrast to pre-industrial eras when forests were a primary source of energy, the density and efficiency of fossil fuels have been kind to trees -shrinking mankind’s physical footprint on the surface of the earth.

    Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy

    Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the energy in oil and other fossil fuels, quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially. Thanks to incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising, safe, and clean an energy resource as has ever existed in history. Yet, highly politicized climate policies are pushing a grand-scale shift to unreliable, impractical, incredibly expensive, and far less efficient energy sources. Today, “fossil fuel” has become such a dirty word that even fossil fuel companies feel compelled to apologize for their products. In Fueling Freedom, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives’ protestations to prove that if fossil fuel

  48. André M.

    Uh oh #2553024, posted on November 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm
    Anyone know how the world’s biggest battery is going?

    Patience, youngling, patience.
    https://www.energy-storage.news/news/south-australia-takes-tesla-up-on-100-days-or-free-energy-storage-promise

    That “contract signature” date Musk referred to as the starting gun for the 100 day countdown has been taken to mean the date grid interconnection agreements are signed.

    the Tesla-Neoen consortium said it would be able to deliver the 129MWh plant by 1 December.

    Still two weeks remaining.

  49. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From feelthebern at 9:22 pm:

    “Basically, the panel on PM Live is saying that because KK is pretty, she is a good candidate.”

    Pretty? Pretty much past it, rising 50 and it shows in the wallpaper.

    With that flat face of hers I reckon she’ll end up ”pretty” like this.

  50. Motelier

    Snarky little prick.

    Just telling it like it is. There is more to life than school. Kids do so much better when they realise that. A work ethic does wonders and should be embraced.

    I don’t drink.

    Your writing style says otherwise.

    If you don’t like the school system: do something.

    . I did. But we had to meet with the teachers, challenge and win against the curriculum.

    Result 2 well respected members of society. I bet most Cats here could say the same thing.

    Go and sleep it of Rev.

  51. Rev. Archibald

    Tell me that.
    You goddamned tell me tgat.
    Why should I pack it in because apathetic arseholescthink it funny to chip me on here when they wouldn’t have the first fucking goddamned clue what there chikd’s school life remotely looks like think its acfucking joke ha ha ha your kids are taught by communists. Funny.
    Yeah?
    Get this. The last ten years its changed. its open its propaganda. they aren’t hiding it.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s going to be announced by electorate, age, state; Rowan Dean still holding out for the NO case on Sky. Janine in Chair and she almost seemed to imply that result had leaked for YES; rumour? 10am tomorrow.

  53. Rev. Archibald

    A swer the question Motelier.
    What book is your kid reading?

  54. Noodles Romanoff

    Snoopy
    #2553070, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Sinc. You might need a bigger pressure cleaner tonight. The lunar dance has commenced early.

  55. herb

    #2553077, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    After a carton of West coast coolers I would

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I don’t think you can be a dual citizen with the US by their own laws. Iirc Rupert had to renounce his Australian citizenship to become an USAian.

    I think they’ve changed that. A friend of mine is a dual US/Australian citizen, and so is her child, born here.

  57. Motelier

    Get this. The last ten years its changed. its open its propaganda. they aren’t hiding it.

    I agree with you there. My eldest is 28, his step-daughter is in Grade4 but has a lower reading ability than her brother who is in prep. So we have taken steps to intervene by going back to the Prep level readers and spending time with her to bring her up to speed.

    Don’t worry about us as our children are not in school now, our step-grandchildren are now improving and our grandchild is just 9 months old.

    You are right about one thing however, the system is screwed and the only way around it is for the parents to be informed.

    PS every teacher involved with our kids eventually thanked us.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m seeking guidance here.
    The Memsahib, who completely forgot my birthday some weeks ago, is hinting broadly that hers is imminent, and what she would like as a gift?

  59. Rev. Archibald

    1. You need to read the damn curriculum documents.
    2. You need to talk to your children about what they are taught.
    3. You must read the texts given to them and object to political material.

  60. herb

    #2553089, posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I’d go for a zero turn Toro. Chicks love em

  61. Motelier

    1. You need to read the damn curriculum documents.
    2. You need to talk to your children about what they are taught.
    3. You must read the texts given to them and object to political material.

    LOL

    You havn’t read a word I have said.

    Now go and do your lesson prep.

  62. André M.

    Rupert had to renounce his Australian citizenship to become an USAian.

    No, the reason he had to renounce his Aussieness was to dodge the media foreign ownership laws in the USA.
    Whether he could have become a USAcan without jettisoning the roo and emu was tangential and hypothetical.

  63. Oh come on

    OCO today:

    OCO last Thursday:

    m0nty I am more than happy to ‘spitball’ over the source of the [email protected] conspiracy theory. I am most willing to discuss this as a separate issue – more than happy.

    BUT I am not going to let you off the hook with regard to the matter I have pressed you on. You previously claimed I wrote certain things that I know I didn’t write. I pressed you to show where I wrote this. You provided a passage of text which did not support your claim. I explained how it did not support your claim. Of course I don’t expect you to apologise, but at least you ought to have the good grace to slink off in shame. But no. You are instead madly trying to change the subject with your [email protected] deflection. I won’t let you. Now, please show me where I did the following:

    OCO, you were spitballing the other day about how you disbelieved the Moore accusers, thought it was all fake

    Either respond to this directly or retract. If you attempt to change the subject again or again misrepresent something I wrote as meaning the above, I will interpret that – perfectly reasonably – as your retraction.

  64. max

    The ABC only ever give one side of an issue.

    Lateline now on euthanasia legislation coming to a State parliament near you.

    It’s always about the emotions surrounding suffering. Nothing else gets raised.

  65. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why should I give in because fuckheads took over the system?

    Oh good.
    You are keen to continue the fight.
    Excellent.
    Then stop whining like a Kiwi who’s lost his sheep and get back to saving our Australian children.
    No more complaining.
    It means you aren’t busy enough.

  66. C.L.

    CBS perplexed:

    North Korean soldier shot in defection dash across DMZ.

    It wasn’t immediately known how serious the soldier’s injuries were or why he decided to defect.

    Glenn Reynolds:

    Living in a country where they shoot you for trying to leave seems like reason enough.

  67. C.L.

    It’s always about the emotions surrounding suffering. Nothing else gets raised.

    The ABC handbook re euthanasia demands that a celebrity be found whose parent died in pain.
    This proves that suffering is outrageous and should be stopped with compassionate homicide.
    Andrew Denton was the last one wheeled out – right before he was wheeled in to surgery.

  68. Rev. Archibald

    I’m old Mote. I’m almost done.
    But I probably won’t make it through to the end.
    I knew fifteen years ago that there were unhealthy forces looking to utilise the disruption as Boomers retired from teaching.
    It has been worse than I imagined.

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have fought dozens of these battles.

    It’s stressful, Arky. I know that, not from high school teaching but from university teaching, where you’d think it wouldn’t be too bad because they’re adults. Thing is though, at 18 a lot of them are not, they are just kids who arrive bright eyed and some of your lefty colleagues are perfectly hideous towards them, bullying lefty bullshit into them, ridiculing their origins, their families, their ambitions, and you can see them just crumple.

    I was so glad to get out of it; you look at it more dispassionately, and your blood pressure isn’t involved then. Either quit and do something else, or take it calmly. Have some chocolate, a cup of tea, watch an old TV show you like, and try to be kind to those kids. Are you still going for regular walks? They help.

  70. C.L.

    We should try to get that NoKo defector to come here.
    He drove and then ran for freedom, copping two bullets in the process.
    He’s critical but is expected to survive.

    Meanwhile in Australia, George Brandis wants to jail people who practice Christianity in public.

  71. Motelier

    If you are concerned, get the support of some parents that have similar concerns.

    Give the kids alternate material if they look for it.

    Justify,
    Review
    &
    Never ever give up.

  72. Rev. Archibald

    LOL

    You havn’t read a word I have said.

    Now go and do your lesson prep.

    ..
    It wasn’t addressed to you. I did my preparation already.
    Understand this: the chances that you can do what I do are very small.
    I have seen literally hundreds of them come and go over the decades. Few can hack it.
    You really don’t know what you are talking about.
    Most people think they know what teaching is sbout because everyone went to school.
    Trust me, the number of peope who are cut out to stand up in front of adolescents day on day out and give them something worth listening to is very small.
    You can test this out for yourself: go volunteer to give a talk at the local school.
    Not hard to arrange.
    Get back to me after.

  73. Rev. Archibald

    You must also factor in that I work at the worst school in the state.
    I run off pure adrenaline most of the time.
    It becomes addictive.
    I could tell you stories that would curl your toes, but I won’t until well after I retire in order to protect both myself and some of my currently incarcerated ex-students.

  74. the good grace to slink off in shame

    Nup OCO, you gave up the right to call shame on someone else when you decided to jump bum-first into the Infowars fever swamp. You are no better than USSR, who is certifiable. You are in no position to lecture on the finer points of sophistry when you are dumb enough to entertain conspiracy theories about non-existent restaurant basements full of rock spider celebrities.

    It’s a shame, you’re otherwise a quite entertaining poster. Then again, so was Bird for a while before the prion disease took him.

  75. Top Ender

    Good!

    The NSW government will dump a contentious sex education course for senior high school students that teaches radical theories about gender and sexuality.

    Instead, classroom time currently devoted to the Crossroads curriculum is likely to be spent teaching Year 11 and 12 state school students how to drive a car, manage their finances and improve their mental health.

    The imminent scrapping of Crossroads, which presents gender as a social construct and sexuality as constantly changing, was flagged yesterday by Education Minister Rob Stokes after a departmental review urged closer scrutiny of sex education materials and greater oversight by school principals.

    The review was conducted by William Louden, former dean of education at the University of Western Australia, who also led the federal government’s review of the controversial Safe Schools program. Mr Stokes said he would adopt all Mr Louden’s recommendations.

  76. max

    Arky, kids – especially boys – will often resist indoctrination.

    English teachers are a bit like the AFL trying, and failing, to make Adam Goodes popular.

  77. cohenite

    You are in no position to lecture on the finer points of sophistry when you are dumb enough to entertain conspiracy theories about non-existent restaurant basements full of rock spider celebrities.

    Would that be the same de Niro restaurant frequented by Weinstein?

  78. twostix

    Surprising that nobody has mentioned M0ntys eternal and unwavering support of Bill Shorten.

    Given the serious allegations made against him from 40 years ago.

  79. Snoopy

    Fuck of Monty you weak cowardly fat xunt.

  80. max

    Trust me, the number of peope who are cut out to stand up in front of adolescents day on day out and give them something worth listening to is very small.

    Too right.

  81. John Constantine

    Is there a link?.

    After being hell bent on going 50 percent women in the Victorian police service, we now see that mental health issues have doubled in vicpol in terms of time off work.

    For some reason, gender breakdowns of mental breakdowns are not released.

    The voting for gay marriage will be forensically examined, but the mental breakdown tsunami caused by wymynsysising the coppers is just ” shut up”.

  82. twostix

    If you go hunting for the posts where m0nty condemned Bill Shorten back when a woman said he raped her you won’t find any.

  83. Rev. Archibald

    Arky, kids – especially boys – will often resist indoctrination

    ..
    That was. my working theory too up until two years ago.
    I thought: Ha Ha! Force that lefty crap down these kids throats and watch them rebel! You fools!
    But recent events seem to disprove that theory.
    They seem to be absorbing it.
    The left has made a major play in fundamentally changing society through radical changes in education, and from where I stand it is working.

  84. Motelier

    Oh Rev,

    What could I say to a class of adolescents that have been taught by know-it-all teachers, experts in every field.

    Oh, hang on.

    Congratulate them on complete their formal education. Then remind them that their education never stops and that the easy learning style of passing will not cut the mustard in industry or the workforce. It is either right, or right. Wrong can and will cost lives.

    Make friends with Billy the Broom as he will be their best friend in their first job.

    Listen to the elders in their chosen industry, as that is where the true knowledge is. If they say that is not going to work, believe them, it won’t

    To succeed you have to be really interested in your career.

    I have done that at awards nights presenting for my industry association. Trouble is, I keep getting invited back.

  85. Rev. Archibald

    I have unloaded on you all as per usual, but without the humour.
    Not my intention.

  86. DrBeauGan

    That was. my working theory too up until two years ago.
    I thought: Ha Ha! Force that lefty crap down these kids throats and watch them rebel! You fools!
    But recent events seem to disprove that theory.
    They seem to be absorbing it.
    The left has made a major play in fundamentally changing society through radical changes in education, and from where I stand it is working.

    That’s depressing, arky. Thanks for the report though.

  87. Fuck of Monty you weak cowardly fat xunt.

    Ah yes, the scintillating repartee of the Cat.

  88. Motelier

    Trust me, the number of peope who are cut out to stand up in front of adolescents day on day out and give them something worth listening to is very small.

    Trust me, the ratio of male to female teachers doesn’t give adolescents day in, day out something to aspire to.

  89. Infidel Tiger

    Such a crazy time to be alive.

    Latho is on twitter doing battle with day services who believe Christians should be forced to do whatever homos tell them to.

    The two most sensible ex pollies are now Latho and Keating.

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Sorry Rev, I’m with Motelier and Lizzie on this one.

    I admire your passion, I really do, but turning up at school/s every day and effectively throwing your own faeces all over the place will most likely be counterproductive and you run the risk of being categorised as a lone wolf whack job by those school/s, if you haven’t already.

    No doubt you are awesome at what you do (as you’ve mentioned several times) but I’ve had a lot to do with schools – including giving very well received talks – over the years and I can tell you that a firm but reasonable conversation with relevant staff works wonders. In fact, you will find that a lot of teachers, particularly in primary schools also privately disagree with some materials on curricula but can’t openly challenge it because of the Dept of Education kraaken lurking in the background.

    Calm down FFS.

  91. Rev. Archibald

    I have done that at awards nights presenting for my industry association. Trouble is, I keep getting invited back

    ..
    Seriously do it.
    At the local state high school.
    Kids need to hear it.
    Look, I only see one small corner of a humongous state system out of many corners of many state systems.
    But if your local high has anything at all in common with mine, it is full of students who aren’t getting any rational message from anyone.

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    John C,

    Of course there’s a link. Just won’t be made public, that’s all. I think the term is ‘unintended consequences’.

  93. twostix

    Fuck of Monty you weak cowardly fat xunt.

    Ah yes, the scintillating repartee of the Cat.

    Oh my god, m0nty is officially the comic book guy.

  94. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    what she would like as a gift?

    Hairy finds that a pair of diamond earrings never goes astray. Or sometimes another stone. 🙂

    However, usually he adds something else. Has she stopped before a shop window and drawn your attention to something recently? What is she interested in re books? How about a day at a special day spa? Anything in the clothing or handbag line she could use? A Hermes scarf? A smart wallet? A surprise in a Tiffany’s Blue Box? A magazine subscription or two?

    Some women don’t mind super kitchen equipment (Thermomix are popular; the swish new sort) although that stuff is wasted on me. I still haven’t opened the box on last Christmas’s big new blender combo; using the old blender and a hand mixer on rare occasions I am doing something than isn’t just assembly.

    ps. we are still loving our egg poacher as recommended by you a few years ago. Life changing. 🙂

  95. JC

    Nabs!

    Whatever ever happened to you? And no, there was never any bad blood on my part with you from what I recall. What the hell are you talking about?

    I think there was one huge melee of a stoush on the thread of doom, just before the GFC, unless I’m mistaken and I then never heard from you.

  96. Bron

    My partner have me a vacuum cleaner but I didn’t find that very amusing.

  97. OneWorldGovernment

    Hey Mad Monty,

    Can you or any mad person on your side ever stop violence up to and including nuclear bombs?

  98. Rev. Archibald

    In fact, you will find that a lot of teachers, particularly in primary schools also privately disagree with some materials on curricula but can’t openly challenge it because of the Dept of Education kraaken lurking in the background.

    ..
    It isn’t some materials on some curricula.
    These courses are wall to wall lefty anti- western wailing.
    But I’m glad you are calm.
    Good job.
    We will see how you fare when the results of this education makes it’s way onto policy via the ballet box over the next decade.

  99. Motelier

    But if your local high has anything at all in common with mine, it is full of students who aren’t getting any

    They are all the same, yes really.

    Industry associations are your friend. Work with them.

    Invite other teachers along to meetings with them. If the industry assoc is true to form most teachers suddenly find that yellow stripe down their spine.

  100. Motelier

    ps. we are still loving our egg poacher as recommended by you a few years ago. Life changing. 🙂

    Oi!

  101. Motelier

    I resemble that recommendation!

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ps. we are still loving our egg poacher as recommended by you a few years ago. Life changing

    Errr – I’ve no recollection of ever recommending an egg poacher to anyone..

  103. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    classroom time currently devoted to the Crossroads curriculum is likely to be spent teaching Year 11 and 12 state school students how to drive a car, manage their finances and improve their mental health.

    Great, that’s good news. However, keep an eye on what is being taught re mental health. The stress needs to be on resilience rather than introspection and victimology.

  104. C.L.

    The man in charge of the Royal Commission Into Getting George Pell – protestant old boy of Normanhurst Boys’ High School, Peter McClellan – has regaled the ABC (to whom he helpfully provided a morning transcript of a speech he gave this afternoon) and his live audience with anecdotes from behind the bike sheds of his boyhood:

    “Whatever the number, it is a national tragedy, perpetrated over generations within many of our most trusted institutions…”

    “No doubt many Australians were aware of some of the problems. ‘Altar boy’ stories were around when I was a schoolboy in the 1950s and 1960s,” Justice McClellan said.

    He said this in Melbourne (Swinburne University) – where Cardinal Pell was archbishop when, according to various substance abusers, he molested two altar-boys. The Victorian DPP should take action against McClellan for what could be seen as an attempt to corrupt an upcoming trial.

  105. Top Ender

    Betting so far for the SSM Vote Lotto, to be drawn Wed am

    And the Cat narrowly predicts a No vote at present, with:

    Yes – 24 predictions
    No – 29 predictions

    Course, is probably wishful thinking.

    Delta A 97% Yes
    Bruce in WA 71% Yes
    Infidel Tiger 2.0 70/30 Yes/No
    Old School Conservative 70% YES
    Gilas 67% yes
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) 66% YES
    Senile Old Guy 65% Yes
    m0nty 61% yes
    André M Yes 60%.
    Snoopy 59% Yes
    Lotocoti 58% Yes
    Obio 57.75% Yes
    John64 57% YES / 40% NO / 3% informal
    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) 55% Yes
    Cactus 54.5% Yes
    Motelier 54% Yes
    Chris 53% Yes
    Mark from Melbourne Yes 52/48
    Pete m 51% yes
    Tintarella di Luna 50.01% Yes
    Westie Woman 50% + 1 Yes
    incoherent Rambler 50-50. Yes to win by 1 vote
    Marcus Classis 50.25% yes
    Anthony 50% yes, 50% no

    DrBeauGan 98% No
    Carbon Emitter 78% No
    Diogenes 75% no
    Rickw 72% No
    Baldrick 69% No
    Pedro the Ignorant 64% Yes
    P 64% No
    A Lurker 63% No
    Mike of Marion 62% NO
    Top Ender 60% No
    Cannibal 61% No
    DtjW 58% NO
    Carpe Jugulum 58% No
    Wivenhoe 57% no
    Philippa Martyr 57% Yes
    Helen 56% no
    Helen Davidson 56% no
    Stackja 55% NO
    v_maet 54% No
    The Beer Whisperer 53% No
    The Deplorable Barking Toad 52% No
    Lysander 52% NO!
    Peter Castieau 51.6% NO
    Eyrie 51% NO
    Armadillo 50.6% No
    Tintarella di Luna 50.01% Yes
    Harlequin Decline 50% No
    Makka 48% No
    OldOzzie 38.8% NO

    Prize: dinner for two at Point Piper with Him and Herself
    – in the event of a Yes vote, a chilled white cheeky chardonnay will be served
    – in the event of a No vote, it will be Victoria Bitter – and no-one will be more bitter than the host
    (prize may be swapped for a Maccas night for two at winner’s discretion)

  106. Snoopy

    Some dopey bint from news.com.au on Chris Kenny’s show just claimed marriage is a right!

  107. Rev. Archibald

    No doubt you are awesome at what you do (as you’ve mentioned several times)

    ..
    I’m very open about that.
    I’m by far the best maths teacher you will ever meet.
    I know this because I also know all the things I’m shit at.
    I was a below average digger.
    I was pretty shit at fitting and turning.
    I can’t sing.
    I can’t corner a motorbike and get rid of the chicken strips on the tires.
    I’m a very poor conversationalist and generally pretty morose company.
    I can’t dance and wasn’t good at rugby.
    I wrote off three cars before I turned 18 so I probably wasnt a very good learner driver.
    I can’t spell worth a damn
    But I am a shit hot teacher.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mote, I’m sorry, it was talking about kitchen equipment that got me confused. All honour to you for your recommendation, and I hadn’t forgotten you made it, just didn’t bear in mind who I was talking to once things kitchenly came into it.

    Meantime, Zulu, my recommendations come with the caveat that information provided is for general purposes only and prior to purchase you should always read the full PDI – as in whatever the lady wants.

  109. Motelier

    ..
    I’m very open about that.
    I’m by far the best maths teacher you will ever meet.
    I know this because I also know all the things I’m shit at.
    I was a below average digger.
    I was pretty shit at fitting and turning.
    I can’t sing.
    I can’t corner a motorbike and get rid of the chicken strips on the tires.
    I’m a very poor conversationalist and generally pretty morose company.
    I can’t dance and wasn’t good at rugby.
    I wrote off three cars before I turned 18 so I probably wasnt a very good learner driver.
    I can’t spell worth a damn
    But I am a shit hot teacher.

    We can live with most things but that last one is yer problem.

  110. Motelier

    Zk2A

    Never ever give the missus a set of kitchen knives.

  111. Rev. Archibald

    There is way too much me on this thread.
    Good night.

  112. Rev. Archibald

    Also.
    I did fuck your wfe.

  113. Motelier

    The missus bought me a welder for Christmas on year. I love it.

    Now, if I gave her a vacuum cleaner I would be toast. Diamonds, gold etc.

    Women are really easy to buy gifts for. Make sure they are sparkly.

  114. Motelier

    Also.
    I did fuck your wfe.

    Put the Playboy down and go to bed.

    You and fantasies are not a good match.

  115. Rev. Archibald

    Yours too Stimpson.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zk2A

    Never ever give the missus a set of kitchen knives.

    I do know one fool who gave his wife a stainless steel roasting pan for her birthday – she hit him over the head with it…

  117. JC

    I mentioned earlier that one of the spots I post comments is Barrons (occasionally). I’ve never seen that calm site get so aggravated until the edoitors post an opinion by Jeremy Grantham – a billionaire fund manager, a Brit by birth and based in Boston ( I think).

    He gets to write an opinion a few times a year, which is invariably laced with gerbil warming alarmism and Malthusian nonsense.

    Then the comments begin the arrive at the bottom of the piece… like this one.

    Michael Moore
    Oct 8, 2017

    Mr Grantham is a hypocritical socialist and a silly old fool. Capitalism allowed him t make it to the top 0.001%, but now he fears that if YOU are permitted to enjoy the virtues of capitalism, it will ruin his utopian “good old days” memories. He reminds me of the pigs from Orwell’s Animal Farm.

    and

    Does JG use a private jet? How many houses does he own? His carbon footprint is likely 100x more than mine (really!). Sounds to me like another rich phony burning countless tons of carbon while luxuriating on it. This kind is the WORST kind of hypocrite.

    And he begins to cop a pasting from the well healed readership.

    It’s the only time I ever see the comments section there so alive with justified abuse. I think the editors do it for kicks.

    Jeremy’s net worth is roughly estimated at a couple of billion – give or take.

    Jeremy Grantham is Worried About the World

  118. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    But I am a shit hot teacher.

    Good on you, Arky. They are life changing too. I won’t say like egg poachers, because that would be sorta insulting. I am still in awe of the cleverness and diligence of my teachers for matriculation biology and history at a technical college; they were totally engaging, you never missed a class. Not so some others.

  119. This is so fucking dusturbing there are simply no words.

    20,000 years of brain bleach, please!

  120. Bruce in WA

    1. You need to read the damn curriculum documents.
    2. You need to talk to your children about what they are taught.
    3. You must read the texts given to them and object to political material.

    The last 17 years of my working life were spent in educational publishing as the managing editor of an international publishing company.

    I’ve lost track of the battles I’ve fought, the changes I’ve made over the absolute shit that was presented to us as MSS. I’ve been abused, ridiculed and even, once, threatened because I would NOT take the leftist shit without some balance and the views of “the other side”.

    I once edited a MS submitted by two Aboriginal teachers. A six-book series of roughly 100 A4 space-and-a-half pages. I used the entire contents of a red BIC biro — which I believe is the equivalent of a single line 28 km long — to correct the egregious errors and misinformation.

    At the book release, I was thanked by the authors for “tidying up” their MS.

    Don’t give up, Arky.

  121. JC

    I can’t forget this Grantham interview back in 2011 when commodity prices were going through the roof. Right at the top of the market too.

    JEREMY GRANTHAM: We’re Headed For A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions

    Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham of GMO has published a treatise on the root cause of exploding commodity prices.He has also offered a startlingly depressing outlook for the future of humanity.

    Grantham concludes that the world has undergone a permanent “paradigm shift” in which the number of people on planet Earth has finally and permanently outstripped the planet’s ability to support us.

    Specifically, Grantham says, the phenomenon of ever-more humans using a finite supply of natural resources cannot continue forever–and the prices of metals, hydrocarbons (oil), and food are now beginning to reflect that.

  122. Bron

    That really is shocking, Beer Whisperer.

  123. Makka

    Just stop it, Beery. That’s disgusting!

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    Yours too Stimpson.

    You are getting her confused with someone else.
    She’s Asian they all look the same.
    Besides I divorced her because she was taking our jobs.

  125. Rev. Archibald

    Thanks for your efforts Bruce.

  126. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is so fucking dusturbing there are simply no words.

    Monty just got hard.

  127. John Constantine

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if the Chinese communist party could topple the turnfailure government by using soft power and agents of influence to declare kristinamania a friend of China and the Chinese voting demographic in her electorate.

  128. Motelier

    TBW

    Why did you do that?

    I just threw up in my mouth when that link opened.

    I know you warned us. But why? Are we your friends?

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OPINION
    China’s rise poses a growing threat to our defences

    Paul Dibb,Richard Brabin-Smith
    The Australian
    12:00AM November 15, 2017

    Australia’s strategic outlook is deteriorating and, for the first time since World War II, we face an increased prospect of a threat from a major power.

    China’s aggressive policies and its use of coercion are grounds for concern that it seeks political domination of countries in our region, including Southeast Asia.

    There is a real risk that Southeast Asia is becoming a Chinese sphere of influence. Peter Varghese, the former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has described the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a broken reed.

    Individual Southeast Asian countries are drifting into China’s orbit and ASEAN has proved incapable of protecting its territorial interests in the South China Sea. China’s militarisation of the South China Sea has brought its power projection capabilities 1200km closer to Australia’s vulnerable northern approaches

    Beijing is steadily eroding our strategic space. This is shortening the time Australia has to understand, prepare and — if necessary — respond to adverse military developments.

    China’s economic and political influence in our region continues to grow, and its program of military modernisation and expansion is ambitious. It is developing military capabilities that could come to threaten us directly.

    This means the comfortable judgments of previous years about the limited levels of military capability within our own region are no longer appropriate.

    It is China that could come to pose serious challenges for Australian defence policy. No other major power is likely to threaten us militarily in the foreseeable future. The US, Japan and India are democracies and we are distant from Russia’s priority security concerns.

    Since last year’s defence white paper, Australia’s strategic circumstances have deteriorated, with a continuing shift in the balance of power in the region in favour of China, and the election of Donald Trump at a time of a perception of declining US power.

    The development of intercontinental nuclear weapons by North Korea raises doubts about US extended nuclear deterrence and the spectre of further nuclear proliferation in our region of primary strategic concern.

    In the years ahead, the level of China’s military capability able to be brought to bear against Australia will increase. So, our judgments relating to defence risk management will need to rely less on the earlier evidence that capability was limited, and more on assessments of Beijing’s motive and ­intent.

    Judgments of motive and intent are inherently ambiguous and uncertain. But we cannot ignore China’s build-up of offensive capabilities in our strategic neighbourhood.

    Potential warning time for high-intensity conflict involving China — in our neighbourhood or farther afield — is shorter because China’s capability levels have risen and will increase further.

    This observation applies to shorter-term contingencies and, increasingly, to more serious contingencies credible in the foreseeable future.

    We must now reckon with a major power capable of doing us serious damage.

    How should Australia respond? Much more thought needs to be given to planning for the expansion of the Australian Defence Force and its capacity to engage in high-intensity conflict in our own defence — in a way we haven’t previously had to consider.

    The fact is that contingencies involving China that are credible could now be characterised by higher levels of intensity and technological sophistication than those of earlier decades.

    This means readiness and sustainability need to be increased. We need higher training levels, a demonstrable and sustainable surge capacity for the ADF, increased stocks of missiles, more maintenance spares, a robust fuel supply system, and modernised and survivable operational bases, especially in the north of Australia. We also need to pay attention to the key issue of whether there is a sound basis for the timely expansion of the ADF.

    Matters that would benefit from specific examination include the development of an Australian equivalent of an “anti-access and area denial” capability that will enable us to dominate our northern and western approaches — ­including, if necessary, the straits of Southeast Asia — to exploit China’s military weaknesses when operating at a distance from its homeland.

    We also need to rebuild capabilities that have been run down in the past 15 years because of our preoccupation with operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East. These include: anti-submarine warfare; mining and mine countermeasures; maritime surveillance and reconnaissance; and the capacity for sustained strike operations for weeks and possibly months.

    Planning for the defence of Australia needs to take these new realities into account, including by re-examining the ADF’s preparedness levels and the lead times for key elements of the expansion base.

    The conduct of operations farther afield, including in the Middle East, must not be allowed to distract from the effort that needs to go into this planning or from the substantial funding that enhanced capabilities will require.

    Arguably, all this will need a radical change to defence policy planning. It will require new strategic thinking from the Defence Organisation.

    This is a summary of an Australian Strategic Policy Institute paper launched today by former chief of the defence force Sir Angus Houston. Emeritus professor Paul Dibb and honorary professor Richard Brabin-Smith are at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the Australian National University. Both are former deputy secretaries of defence.

    From the Oz. Let me get this right, amid all the discussion of the role of the Australian military, there’s nothing about gender transition, QWERTY soldiers, hijabs for senior Naval officers – just an acknowledgement that the military might have a job to do? FMS!

  130. Oh come on

    Nup OCO, you gave up the right to call shame on someone else when you decided to jump bum-first into the Infowars fever swamp.

    Oh, fuck off m0nts. I’ll take that as your retraction. You have had almost a full week – a timetable you so helpfully provided – to express the full extent of your faked outrage at whatever it is you’re trying to change the subject to now. All that time, but no. You only wheel it out now when I’ve got you in a corner and you’re desperately fishing for an escape from the consequences of having your own words exposed as the dishonest swill they so obviously are. You could have simply said you over-egged the pudding a bit, but no, you doubled down. And now in your ongoing effort to dissemble your way out of trouble, you’re attempting a bait-and-switch. Not going to work. Here’s what you claimed and have never been able to substantiate:

    OCO, you were spitballing the other day about how you disbelieved the Moore accusers, thought it was all fake

    Liar.

  131. Rev. Archibald

    I think I have said this before, but I will say it again.
    The efforts of people like Ian Plimer have been life changing for some of us.
    The climate change scam was the first fraying of the leftist narrative for me.
    That was 25 years ago.
    That effort must come at a personal cost to people like Ian Plimer who are prepared to stand out against the mainstream view.

  132. Has anyone seen OCO & JC in the same room IRL?
    Just they seem to walk in lockstep. If one loses their shit, within 2 comments so does the other.

    Curious.

  133. Natural Instinct

    JC – well you would get a photogenic successful, wealthy couple.
    It is entertainment you know….

  134. Just stop it, Beery. That’s disgusting!

    But Makka, did you see the cavern gif? I’m still pissing myself!! The guy diving in, spreadeagled, not touching the sides! That shall haunt me forever, funny as it was.

  135. JC

    NI

    Those two should be getting on with their lives and find a decent bloke to look after them. Women are terrible without a man around. They go off the rails.

    Sad.

  136. I know you warned us. But why? Are we your friends?

    Misery loves company.

  137. JC

    Snoopy
    #2553186, posted on November 15, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Who are they?

    Two okay decent lookers pretending they don’t need a bloke in their lives. Honest to goodness, I’ve never understood lesbianism. You need a penis for sex. That’s why I can understand gay men, but lesbians? No way.

  138. Oh come on

    Nabokov and those other communists were eventually run out of town with their tails between their legs. And remember those wet libertarians – Jarrah and the like. But when they were about, m0nty cut rather a pathetic figure amongst them. Now he’s the only one left. Sad.

  139. Oh come on

    Steve, you tedious bore. Go clean your lines.

  140. JC

    Can polar bears mate with other bears like brown, black and grizzly? Just wondering.

  141. Makka

    But Makka, did you see the cavern gif?

    There are all manner of horrors in that pic. The worst was the gleeful look on Hilldebeast. She looks so pleased with her flogged out shrivelled donut.

  142. Oh come on

    Nabs and those other communists have long since been run out of town. Good times. And remember those wet libertarians – Jarrah and the like. But when they were about, m0nty cut rather a pathetic figure amongst them. Now he’s the only one left. Sad.

  143. Muttley is wrong as surely as night follows day.

    Now it looks like the Yearbook signing is fake.

    Well, knock me over with a feather. As sure as night follows day.

  144. JC

    Just answered my own question.

    They can.

    Scientists confirmed last week that a bear shot by an Inuvialuit hunter in the Northwest Territories is a second-generation grizzly-polar bear hybrid—a “pizzly” or “grolar” bear.

  145. Oh come on

    Nabs and those other communists have long since been run out of town. Good times. And remember those limp-wristed libertarians – Jar rah and the like. But when they were about, m0nty was rather a pathetic figure amongst them. Now he’s the only one left. Sad.

  146. Oh come on

    PS

    Curious.

    If I had to guess, I’d say you’re bi-curious, Stevie. NTTAWWT

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    those limp-wristed libertarians

    Where is Dot?

    This is a mysterious mystery.

    I don’t like it.

    At all.

  148. Pedro the Ignorant

    Zulu is looking for a birthday present for his missus.

    I have a nice canary yellow Caterpillar 226B skid steer loader up for grabs, only $22K, $24K with a multi purpose bucket, shiny vinyl upholstery and very elegant roll cage done in black enamel.

    Think of the brownie points you will win when you leave this in the driveway with a big red ribbon and a birthday card.

    On the other hand, she will probably dig your grave with it. Only take about 15 minutes for a novice operator.

  149. Oh come on

    Dot was not a limp wristed libertarian, Stimps. I guess you never encountered Jarrah.

  150. Oh come on

    Dot was not a limp wristed libertarian, Stimps. I guess you never encountered Jar rah.

  151. So someone posts a long series of comments at Paco, using the Moniker “JC” and is a real cockhead.
    People who read the bullshit written by this cockhead, for some reason assume it is Catallaxy’s very own “JC”.

    How could anybody have made a connection between these two random “JC” ?

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dot was not a limp wristed libertarian, Stimps.

    Oh I know.
    He was a rough and tumble child slavery advocating tile salesman.
    Also a big fan of Qatar.

  153. Oh come on

    Scientists confirmed last week that a bear shot by an Inuvialuit hunter in the Northwest Territories is a second-generation grizzly-polar bear hybrid—a “pizzly” or “grolar” bear.

    Let’s go with grolar. I don’t think anything that can disembowel you with a flick of a paw should be named ‘pizzly’.

    Second generation? So that means it can mate and have viable offspring? Interesting. Mules are sterile. Ligers are sterile. Grolars can breed?

  154. It was always thought that Nabakov was some radio announcer from down south named Kyle Sandland.
    Forget who outed him/her.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    On the other hand, she will probably dig your grave with it. Only take about 15 minutes for a novice operator.

    Don’t laugh.

    “When we had the farm”, I made a joke about buying the Memsahib half a boom spray for her birthday. One of the resident wymmynses went off their brains about how anyone could be so completely insensitive – The Memsahib’s birthday present that year was actually a trip to Europe…

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    I guess you never encountered Jar rah.

    Sounds like a Goddamned hippie to me.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    Grolars can breed?

    Just imagine if a Grolar bred with a Sun bear.
    Yes that’s right.

    A Solar.

  158. Oh come on

    Steve, you seem to be in the middle of a gender transition, so I won’t bother you with the details. Let’s just say that it was fucking obvious from about 30 secs of reading through Paco JC’s comments that they weren’t authored by the Cat’s JC.

  159. Oh come on

    Sounds like a Goddamned hippie to me.

    Insufferable, yes.

  160. JC

    OCO

    I asked that question because we went out for dins with two other couples. One lot is loony left and aghast anyone could think differently. The sheila started to preach to me about gerbil warming (what else) and how it’s killing the earth… meanwhile it was a Greek Restaurant and we were hoeing down octopus, lamb and several other fish.

    I told her there as nothing to be worried about… and she brought up polar bears, so I suggested if she’s that worried about them and they start disappearing we could also get a bunch of grizzly and spray paint them gleaming white.
    The look of speechless disgust isn’t something I’ll forget for a while.

  161. BrettW

    I got it, I got it.

    The connection is they are both cockheads.

  162. Oh come on

    Fucking lefties. One of my kid’s best mate’s folks were kind of becoming friendly with us, we’d been out with them and the kids a couple of times, had them over for dinner, etc…until one fateful afternoon at our kids’ netball training, we somehow got onto politics. I mentioned that I was on the skeptical side of agnostic when it came to climate change. The discussion went downhill from there, as I could see he was processing me as an evil RWDB. He ‘jokingly’ said several times ‘you know this means we can’t be friends’. As in five or six times. Enough times to know that even though he was joking, he wasn’t joking. And guess what? He’s ensured we are now definitely not friends.

    What a wanker. Seriously. Xunt is from Adelaide and, get this, eventually wants to leave Perth to go back there! A lost cause.

  163. Anyone know if OCO & JC lodge together?
    They seem to have their moods in lockstep.
    And cover for each other harder than a pair of Spartan swordsmen.

  164. JC

    Roost

    I’m going to make a reasonable concession to you. I don’t think you can handle stoushes and I really don’t want to hurt you, so feel free from now on to have goes at me as much as you want. My chin is there for you. I’m not going to respond in kind and you can take as many jabs as you want. It’s not a trick and I’m not putting you down in any way so take it as the way I’m intending.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Curious.

    I thought that too a few years ago.
    I even dedicated about 8 pages of a thread to it.
    I was severely severely mentally ill at the time though. Bugsh$t f$cking cray cray.
    Just embarrassing.

  166. JC

    Oh no! What is this? Rubber penis man about to be overthrown!

    He was Malcolm Fraser’s African hero.

  167. Steve trickler.

    Message to Kerry Stokes. Owner of Channel 7.

    You have the TV rights in Australia with this show. Will your staff get it right this time?

    Or fuck it up?



  168. Rev. Archibald

    One problem with education now is the assumption by many that information technology makes knowing stuff redundant: “They can just look that up”.
    Frightened that devices makes learning irrelevant the whole sector has panicked itself into some truly bizarre pedagogy.
    But the underlying assumption is wrong.
    You need to learn a wide range of facts. Being able to look them up is not the same. The reason is this: Human understanding is based on pattern recognition. If you don’t have the different items in memory you cannot retrieve them to see the pattern.
    A concrete example: learning times tables has become unfashionable “They can just look them up”.
    However, when it comes time to teach the next steps along, division, factorisation, expanding brackets, if they don’t know times tables they will not be able to recognise the pattern in examples given.
    Now multiply this problem throughout the curiculum in every subject and understand that the problem cascades through the year levels and gets worse and worse.
    The system responds to this by panicking more, lowering standards more and by further changing pedagogy in such a way as to lessen the emphasis on retention of facts.
    That we are well into the second decade of this process might give you an idea of the unholy shit we are in.

  169. Steve trickler.

    Just a reminder Kerry.

    Do your staff know? You pay the bills.



  170. JC

    More Millionaires in the year around the world. Half were created in the US. Trump gets a mention.

    ZURICH—The U.S. may have ceded its leading position in the billionaires stakes to Asia, but it remains the undisputed king of millionaires.

    A report Tuesday from Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG showed that the number of dollar-based millionaires around the world rose in the year through mid-2017 by 2.3 million, with nearly half of them residing in the U.S.

    But the news wasn’t as good for the millennial generation that became adults in the new century, with their wealth prospects held back by high student debt and youth unemployment, less access to pension programs and frothy housing markets.

    There were over 15 million U.S.-based millionaires in 2017, up 1.1 million from a year earlier. Globally, there were just over 36 million of them. Japan and the U.K. were a distant second and third, respectively, though their millionaire ranks fell in the past year due to declining values in their currencies, a particular issue for the U.K. in the wake of Brexit.

    “In the post-crisis period, the source of wealth growth tilted heavily towards the United States, opening a wide gap with Japan and all of Africa, for example,” the Credit Suisse report said.

    U.S. households benefited in particular from their greater exposure to financial assets like stocks and bonds, meaning their wealth improves when the prices of these assets rise—more so than households in other countries. The S&P 500 stock index rose about 15% in the 12 months through June.

    And

    “So far, the Trump Presidency has seen businesses flourish and employment grow, though the ongoing supportive role played by the Federal Reserve has undoubtedly played a part here as well, and wealth inequality remains a prominent issue,” said Michael O’Sullivan, Credit Suisse’s chief investment officer for international wealth management.

  171. Rev. Archibald

    Two things you should do for your child: 1. ensure they learn basic number facts early- the pairs of numbers that add to ten, then utilise those facts in mental addition and subtraction. And times tables.
    2. Make sure they read interesting books from a young age on a daily basis.
    If you do that in early primary school your teachers can’t subsequently fuck it up too much.

  172. Fisky

    You need to learn a wide range of facts. Being able to look them up is not the same. The reason is this: Human understanding is based on pattern recognition. If you don’t have the different items in memory you cannot retrieve them to see the pattern.

    This.

    We often forget how much of our “problem-solving” ability is a) context-specific, and b) dependent on an enormous amount of retained information. Sadly, the Australian Curriculum has adopted a bizarre model that is simultaneously “crowded” with themes, but very light on actual content. This is because of the focus on “skills” and “general capabilities” which are totally misguided.

    You only have to look at the regular beclownings of Googlery M when he was still allowed to comment here, to understand why “just look it up” is so wrong-headed, and having actual subject knowledge and expertise is the key to problem-solving.

  173. Mark A

    Rev. Archibald
    #2553231, posted on November 15, 2017 at 1:22 am

    One problem with education now is the assumption by many that information technology makes knowing stuff redundant: “They can just look that up”.

    I wish it was so. Alas, in the real world you have to know a lot to know where or what to look up.

  174. Makka

    Sadly, the Australian Curriculum has adopted a bizarre model that is simultaneously “crowded” with themes, but very light on actual content.

    Maths, Physics and Chemistry are still quite solid. The rest are awash in leftist themes and perspectives. Guess where the majority of students are studying.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Mugabe on the way out. There is no downside to this.

    Maybe he tried to introduce SSM to Zimbabwe?

  176. Tintarella di Luna

    The florid fat festering bulbous bloated simpering sweaty hedgepest looking piggy eyed wannabe librarian Commie.

    Stimpson J that is a most accurate description only missing “jelly-jowled” — wonderful

  177. Zatara

    This is a disturbing development in the U1 scandal.

    Why is that particularly disturbing? We already know Hillary enabled U1 to mine US uranium.

  178. Gab

    Bwahahahaha! NZ’s Rudd/Gillard

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-government/manus-island-people-smuggler-boats-turned-back-on-their-way-to-nz/news-story/1b40d426f6f8eb7002db2021d384f26f

    PEOPLE smugglers are moving to cash-in on a left-leaning New Zealand as it can be revealed

    Operation Sovereign Borders has turned back four boats trying to get across the ditch.

    In shock new details, it can be revealed crime syndicates have tried to bypass Australia’s tough immigration measures and attempted to send four boats, carrying 164 asylum seekers, to NZ.

  179. Top Ender

    Four Corners stopped truth from ruining its ripping yarn
    JOHN ELFDRINK
    The Australian12:00AM November 15, 2017

    Don Dale remains open. Last year the ABC’s Four Corners announced to the world that the Northern Territory “tortured children”, and engaged in “barbarism” in facilities such as Don Dale. It sparked an inquiry — the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory — which reports on Friday.

    More than $50 million was spent trawling through the system that “tortured” so many innocents. The time for investigation more than doubled and the commission heard from hundreds of witnesses, yet Don Dale remains open.

    How could this be? Neither has a single person been referred for criminal investigation. If any further recommendations are made regarding criminal investigations, it will most likely be the reinvestigation of matters already ­examined.

    Four Corners was told at the time that these matters had ­already been investigated. But that went unreported. The ABC made only passing reference to the fact the Don Dale in which the gassing events and the other acts that so shocked Australia took place had already been closed.

    The gassing episode has since been examined by the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and declared to be an exercise in reasonable force. Neither are charges likely over the use of the restraint chair and spit-hoods. Their use was lawful and was overseen by a panel of experts. The old Don Dale was decrepit and had been closed long before Four Corners arrived. Its reporter did a piece to camera standing in a cell decrying the awfulness of it, but the empty building had long been vacated. The new Don Dale Centre, a former prison, had been declared fit for purpose by Michael Vita, an expert in youth detention in the NSW corrections system.

    In conversation with me, Four Corners’ Caro Meldrum-Hanna said: “All I’m saying is we can talk … about change and progress but unless we see it and you can take us into the facilities where the change and progress is occurring, it’s very difficult for people to … to fully understand it unless they’re shown it.”

    They were shown it. The public and the Prime Minister were not. Meldrum-Hanna also acknow­ledged the plight of many of the youth in the Territory, saying it was “sad” that Don Dale might be the safest place for some children.

    That observation reflected the complexity of the issues faced by young offenders in the Territory.

    In correspondence, the ABC indicated it was aware of the substantial improvements in the Territory’s corrections system and wished to report on that and the challenges it faced. Those issues were explored at length but were not broadcast because Four Corners came into possession of footage that then condensed 10 years of events into a few minutes of CCTV footage.

    So precious was the footage that it was never put to me. I suspect that was because they knew I had ­already referred the matters for investigation and it would have diluted the impact. The ABC insisted it secured the footage late in the piece but it didn’t ask anyone in the Territory about it. Its Darwin office could have told Four Corners it was known and much of it had been reported on.

    Four Corners wanted to shock, not give oxygen to the real issues. The net result was a royal commission. So where are the scalps? Why is Don Dale still operating?

    The royal commission will likely find systemic problems, but there clearly is no urgency.

    What Four Corners did was gravely misleading and it did so after having been told openly that crimes had been investigated and, where necessary, people had been charged and/or sacked.

    Since that time, Four Corners has snarled at critics of its conduct.

    The ABC sought to suppress criticism of it at the royal commission and subsequently has refused to investigate Four Corners on the grounds the complaint was not made within six weeks, despite a discretionary power to overturn that rule. Anyway, it said, most of that material would now be “unavailable”.

    Really? Material that could have been called as evidence before a royal commission is suddenly unavailable?

    I don’t know if Malcolm Turnbull would have called for a royal commission had he been told all these matters had already been investigated. But he wasn’t told. The ABC says he would not have made his decision based solely on its report. Actually, yes, he did.

    During conversations with Four Corners, I sought and repeatedly was given assurances that the highest ethical standards were being applied. In the opinion of other news outlets, trusting the ABC was a rookie mistake. That trust was why it was given the ­extraordinary access.

    Those ethical standards can be found in the ABC’s Code of Practice under the heading Impartiality and Diversity of Perspectives. I believe Four Corners failed all five guidelines.

    The ABC is a federally funded public service organisation. It withheld information from a Prime Minister and based on partial information the Prime Minister made a call to spend $50m. Since that time, the ABC has declared its footage unavailable; attempted to suppress evidence before a royal commission; and, when asked, has refused to investigate itself. Even an ABC journalist referred to it as a “hatchet job”.

    If the royal commission report does not deliver scalps or, worse still, fails to even recommend criminal investigations and prosecutions, it will be because the information that led to its establishment was deeply flawed and misleading.

    If any other public service department conducted itself in that fashion, it would be worthy of a Four Corners expose.

    John Elferink is a former Northern Territory attorney-general and minister for justice and minister for correctional services.

    Link and comments open

  180. feelthebern

    Overnight CL posted about the NoKo defector.
    Reminded me of a discussion I had a few years back about the DMZ.
    I questioned the alleged number of land mines that had been buried in the DMZ.
    It was about the same time as Bob Hawke announced planting a million new trees to stop salinity in the Murray River.
    My view was the DMZ was unlikely to have that as many land mines as what the popular number was – which I can’t remember off the top of my head.
    I was in primary school at the time & my teach didn’t like my math debunking Bob Hawkes plan.
    & he wasn’t much of a fan of my DMZ maths either.
    It was good to learn at a young age to check what teachers taught in the class room.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Human understanding is based on pattern recognition. If you don’t have the different items in memory you cannot retrieve them to see the pattern.

    Arky, that’s what I was getting at in my recent Quadrant piece, but there it was just an allusion at the end. Why don’t you take this idea, develop it, run with it, and get it published somewhere where it will receive proper attention from educationists? Bruce of WA might give you some publication hints, as he says he was once CEO of an educational publishing group. There are many other skills on the Cat to help and encourage you. Join up with other practical theorists who are on the same wavelength and create a movement for change. So many teachers have been trained under total bullshit theories of learning, if you could provide a guide for them, in accessible form and language, it would be a great contribution. You would have a heap of useful illustrations from your teaching career to flesh out the details, particularly with regard to teaching mathematics as you note in your comment late last night, but also elsewhere, that would make your analysis zing for the readers.

    There is a good movie, made some years ago but I saw it more recently, called ‘Stand and Deliver’, about a ring-in teacher of maths in a very poor school, supposed to keep his underperforming students busy with computers which didn’t arrive. So he looked at his kids, saw talent there, took up the chalk, recognized and helped sort out some of their home problems and agro defenses, and in the end had some of them doing calculus. His class did so well in external tests compared to previous results from that school that his students were at first accused of cheating. Many of them went on the College.

    Probably an idealized tale, claimed to be based on a true story, but it did get me thinking about trying to insert something longer-lasting, some detailed content, into the minds of students when I was teaching in an area where post-modernism reigned.

  182. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    to college (US university), not the college.

  183. Herodotus

    A coup in Zimbabwe?
    Long live President Chinwagger!

  184. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What Four Corners did was gravely misleading and it did so after having been told openly that crimes had been investigated and, where necessary, people had been charged and/or sacked.
    Since that time, Four Corners has snarled at critics of its conduct.

    $50 million for an unnecessary Royal Commission; one head on the block over this should be Malcolm Turnbull’s, but the original cause is naturally the ABC. Good luck with laying any charges. Fifty mill though is peanuts compared to the Live Cattle Ban fiasco – ask our Helen of the north, cattle station owner and cattle breeder, how much damage this caused in her industry. But no charges there, no one responsible at all.

  185. Top Ender

    Like South Australia; like Victoria.

    Too concerned with fiddling with social experiments to keep the lights on.

    Plans for two large-scale batteries to help secure Victoria’s power supplies this summer are in disarray, with a $25 million proposal by the Andrews government still in the planning stage months after construction was due to start.

    Touted as a “game-changer” by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio when she and Premier Daniel ­Andrews announced the investment in March, no successful bidder has been announced for the storage initiative.

    The project, which is meant to deliver two 20-megawatt batteries with combined capacity of at least 100MWh, was due to start construction in August so it would be ready for peak demand in January.

    The state will now rely on diesel generators pumping up to 100MW of power into the grid to guard against blackouts during heatwaves. It is understood the government is still assessing the bids to provide the batteries, but a spokesman for Ms D’Ambrosio yesterday declined to answer questions about the delay and whether the battery plan would proceed.

    “We’re making sure Victoria is equipped with the next generation of energy technologies that will support a resilient energy system,” the spokesman said.

    The batteries were to be installed in western Victoria, and each would be capable of powering a town such as Bendigo or Ballarat for up to four hours during a peak demand period.

    Opposition energy spokesman David Southwick said the Andrews government was “delivering a third-world energy policy” and changing its policy on the run.

    Link and comments open

  186. notafan

    The great slobbering continues.

    Never had a Barbie that looked like me, said every little girl ever.

    I never had a Barbie and I survived but besides that blind Freddie could see that Barbie doesn’t look like a little girl.

    That Barbie didn’t come in a hijab should hardly be a surprise, she didn’t come in a sari or a kimono either.

    Muslim victimhood, confirmed.


    Barbie in a hijab

  187. Zatara

    Lizze

    Jaime Escalante is the teacher who inspired Stand and Deliver.

    Escalante has described the film as “90% truth, 10% drama.” He stated that several points were left out of the film:
    – It took him several years to achieve the kind of success shown in the film.
    – No student who did not know multiplication tables or fractions was ever taught calculus in a single year.
    – Escalante suffered inflammation of the gall bladder, not a heart attack.

    In the end, the system chewed him up and spit him out. Rising up and achieving is not allowed in a system which exists to drag everyone down to the lowest common denominator.

  188. Rev. Archibald

    The ironic thing is Lizzie, at a time when the technology means it has never been more easy to access good and acurate information about just about anything, I believe the average student knows less of value than ever before.
    I love the technology. But right now I encounter Year 10s who cannot even word process.
    Surrounded comstantly by technology, they would be unable to produce a hard copy resume, or find the information required to do so.
    That astounds me.
    Used properly, their little devices can allow them to do an amazing array of things.
    Learning a language? Change Siri to the language you are learning and have a conversation with her.
    She will check your pronounciation with immediate feedback and eternal patience.

  189. feelthebern

    Has Wayne & Kev been in Greece?

    Greece: Government To Provide 1.4 Billion Euros In Social Dividends
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his government would pay 1.4 billion euros ($1.65 billion) next month in social dividends to some 3 million Greeks who were most impacted by the country’s economic crisis, Financial Times reported Nov. 14. The European Union, the International Monetary Fund and Greek bailout creditors approved the decision. Low-income Greeks will receive 720 million euros in one-off payments and 315 million euros in rebates for healthcare payments. Greece has been receiving bailout funds from creditors following a June 15 agreement.

  190. lotocoti

    We’re making sure Victoria is equipped with the next generation of energy technologies

    Isn’t the battery first generation technology?

  191. Rev. Archibald

    What time are the gays scheduled to officially take over?

  192. Gab

    10:01am Arky, regardless of the ssm vote result.

  193. Rev. Archibald

    It’s only pseudo- compulsory at this stage though right?
    I can still make a bullshit excuse and get out of it?

  194. notafan

    Sorry Rev but ssmarriage is compulsory for members of the clergy such as yourself.

  195. Gilas

    Don’t know if this was noted previously by other cats.

    First paragraph in, and one finds this happened in 2003.
    Just like other Whoreywood vermin, the brave girl and her brave parents waited 14 years before bravely reporting this. How courageous!
    For these vapid whores, money and career trump morality at every turn.

    Oh, and the reason this vile excuse for an online “news”paper is still managing to survive still escapes me.

  196. Gab

    You could try, Arky, however you will be jailed. Sorry to be blunt but best to just rip off the bandage than prolong the agony.

    I have a sale on ruby-studded assless chaps to prepare you for your future.

  197. Rev. Archibald

    I’ve got piles.
    I shouldn’t have to do it.

  198. Zatara

    These could be big sellers soon.

  199. Baldrick

    Barbie in a hijab

    How quaint. Will they be making a clitoris an optional extra?

  200. notafan

    Good point Baldrick.

    The mind boggles at the thought of of an Islamically correct Barbie.

  201. notafan

    According to Iman Tawhadi Jamal Rifi wants to buy him a ticket to leave Australia.

    ‘go back to where you came from’ gets a new twist.

    We all know Rifi by the company he keeps.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Phase 1 … until 9:59 am today … “this is just about ssmarriage, nothing more”.
    Phase 2 … after 10:00 am today … “the yes vote demonstrates widespread communidy support for [insert radical left gender initiative here]”

  203. notafan

    Safe for some not for others

    Running out of people and excuses.


    Manus down to 379

  204. Snoopy

    A military coup is underway in Zimbabwe. The army is securing key locations. The military chief, General Chiwenga has called on senior opposition leaders and the vice president recently sacked by Mugabe at what is thought to be the insistence of his wife, Grace to form a unity government.

  205. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Plans for two large-scale batteries to help secure Victoria’s power supplies this summer are in disarray

    Comrade Andrews should hand out a dividend of social candles to the victoriastan prole hordes in preparation for gaia preservation nights.

  206. Boambee John

    “twostix
    #2553112, posted on November 14, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    Surprising that nobody has mentioned M0ntys eternal and unwavering support of Bill Shorten.”

    m0nty still gives eternal and unwavering support to Stalin, why would he abandon BS over something so minor as an allegation of sexual assault?
    .
    If it was someone on the conservative side of politics, however, that woukd be a different matter. m0nty still hasn’t forgiven Churchill for his opposition to that great socialist Hitler.

  207. Snoopy

    Very sneaky of General Chiwenga to depose Mugabe, (age 93 and 3/4) on the day world attention is focused on the outcome of Australia’s SSM plebiscite!

  208. Mike of Marion

    German road test of the new Kia Stinger

    The Stinger is a RWD/AWD platform that is seen by many as the replacement of the now out-of-production RWD Commodore.

  209. Delta A

    Although I predict a 97% Yes vote (after homogenisation), I would love to see the No vote win. Imagine the wailing, tantrums and head explosions; Trump and Brexit would seem mild by comparison.

    I doubt, however, that No-voters will have similar melt-downs when their team loses.

  210. Snoopy

    It’s thought Grace Mugabe managed to leave Zimbabwe from Harare airport at 3.00 am. Mugabe himself reported to be under house arrest.

  211. Geriatric Mayfly

    What better than to see Mugabe and that witch of a wife tethered as leopard bait. However, the army geezer who is making threats, hankers for change which will restore the purity of the original ‘revolution.’ This is hardly sweeping away the old for the new.

  212. Geriatric Mayfly

    Apropos of the discussion above. In the meantime, one of our cats has been out shopping for the missus.

    A diamond necklace featuring a flawless 163-carat diamond – the largest of its kind to be auctioned – has fetched $33.5m (£25.5m) at a Christie’s event in Geneva.
    The colourless diamond was taken from a 404-carat stone found in Angola.
    BBC

  213. Snoopy

    That’s what he said GM, but he is apparently establishing a government of national unity with Mnangagwa, Tsvangirai, Mujuru, Biti etc.

  214. Dr Faustus

    The project, which is meant to deliver two 20-megawatt batteries with combined capacity of at least 100MWh, was due to start construction in August so it would be ready for peak demand in January.

    It sounds like VicGov has specified a fantasy battery design. Unless Lily D’Ambrosio is happy to get her 100MWh spread over a day or so, a 20MW battery would quickly cook itself.

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mandate of heaven!

    China Urges Rural Christians to Replace Jesus Images with Xi Jinping

    Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping.

    One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.

    Looks like Xi portraiture is about to take off.

  216. Snoopy

    It seems someone tipped of Her Excellency Cde Dr Grace Mugabe.

  217. lotocoti

    Wishing Robert and Grace Mugabe a very Ceausescu Christmas.

  218. Dr Faustus

    Very sneaky of General Chiwenga to depose Mugabe, (age 93 and 3/4) on the day world attention is focused on the outcome of Australia’s SSM plebiscite!

    Exceptional work.

  219. Snoopy

    Not sure about Grace leaving at 3.00 am. That doesn’t make sense to me as it is only 11.30 pm in Zimbabwe now. However there are reports the airport is closed to traffic and that airport staff have been sent home.

  220. Geriatric Mayfly

    Has the withered old despotic husk fallen or not? Can’t find any screaming headlines.

  221. OneWorldGovernment

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2553337, posted on November 15, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Plans for two large-scale batteries to help secure Victoria’s power supplies this summer are in disarray

    I’d rather live next door to a Nuclear Fired Power Station than any f*king Big Battery.

  222. John Constantine

    The difference between Zimbabwe and Zimbostralia is that the Zimbabwe army can still deploy tanks.

  223. Hydra

    Public service announcement…a girl I am seeing mentioned you could get free books out of copyright on Amazon Kindle.

    Thought she was bullshitting but am currently reading The Wealth of Nations which is one of many books I have never been able to afford.

    The entire works of Plato are $0.99.

  224. Senile Old Guy

    Public service announcement…a girl I am seeing mentioned you could get free books out of copyright on Amazon Kindle.

    Also Project Gutenberg.

  225. Snoopy

    Mugabe is apparently under house arrest at his Borrowdale house not the official State House. He failed to respond to Chiwenga’s criticism directed at Grace basically, made on Monday.

  226. OneWorldGovernment

    JC

    If Snow Bears are that viscous then I want to see every one of them shot to death.

    And I’ll drill in the Great Barrier Reef.

    Imagine, it’s been there for squillions of years and that is why the overseas d*ckface folk want to stop anyone for drilling into the reef.

  227. John Constantine

    Any Apex Predator in Zimbabwe feeling like doing a home invasion upon a deplorable racist settler can wake up today and do so, under the pretext of the colonialist supporting the ‘wrong side’ and get off in the unlikely event they were ever arrested and bought to trial.

    The difference between Zimbabwe and Australia is…………………

  228. Snoopy

    It seems Zimbabwe’s telecommunications including internet are all down either from deliberate action or melt down.

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