Wednesday Forum: November 29, 2017

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  1. China reported to have recruited Italian head transplant researchers.

    100 years from now, Xi Jingping will have the world’s ugliest head, but a bootiful young body.

  2. Makka

    Got the skins hanging on the clothes line Grigory?

    Hahahaha. Excellent!

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    All that glitters is not green.

    Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

    Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment.

    The BBC reports that some British day cares banned the use of glitter art supplies because of the “terrible damage” it does to the planet.

    Beware the coming Glitter Armageddon.

  4. I laughed and replied that, even though Trumble is as dim as a 40 watt bulb covered in flyshit, he is not that stupid.

    I’m sorry to break it to you Leigh.
    Working synapses are harder to find than a spare kilowatt of baseload electricity.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Animal house.

    UC Santa Barbara Students Using ‘Goat Yoga’ to Relieve Stress

    According to the Daily Nexus, the student newspaper at UC Santa Barbara, students will soon be able to participate in the newest trend in animal therapy, goat yoga. Goat yoga involves allowing goats to jump on the back of participants. Other participants choose to snuggle with the goats on a floor mat.

    Quick, Mr Pyne! Redraft that bill you’re working on.

  6. I have been busy at work of late, but can Cats squash a rumour I heard this morning?
    I was told by a work colleague that apparently Michael Trumble had the chance to give the ALP the biggest kicking on national security/disloyalty since Coombes or Petrov, but instead he chose to announce a Royal Commision into banks … after saying on Tuesday it was never going to happen.
    I laughed and replied that, even though Trumble is as dim as a 40 watt bulb covered in flyshit, he is not that stupid.
    How does this fake news get about?

    Love your work Sir!
    (I heard the same fake news, but discounted it, as such a circumstance is too silly to even think about, not since the Smartest Prime Minister ever, Malcolm the Great Unifier, the man who had to take over to save the Liberal Government from that doofus Tony Abbott, took over and unified the coalition.)

  7. v_maet

    Owen Benjamin performs the Ballad of The Soy Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG_z6HdfS50

    So insightful about the actions of the green left numales

  8. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    UC Santa Barbara Students Using ‘Goat Yoga’ to Relieve Stress

    Friend of mine names Ahmed claimed that too.

  9. At this time of the great emperor’s passing into obscurity, I thought I would remind you all of the supreme intellect’s greatest quote:

    “The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only laws that applies in Australia is the law of Australia.”

  10. Mitch M.

    Wow. It just took my laptop two hours and sixteen minutes to process the latest batch of “updates” for Micrrotheft’s software dog, Windows 10. Even for that steaming pile of cybercrap, that’s a record. Just as well I had nothing else to do this afternoon.

    Mine updated yesterday, similiar time period. In future I’m going to use the media creator to create fresh install USB. Much quicker except now need an 8G stick or double DVD because OS is huge! I hate those feature updates, they make me so anxious that as the update was downloading I was trawling websites for potential problems and indexing these for possible fixes. So far so good … .

  11. Now children, repeat after me:

    1 + 1 = whatever Mal legislates.

  12. Tintarella di Luna

    Gee Giovanni Barilaro is copping it for telling the truth – I think it was Voltaire said: It’s dangerous to be right when government is wrong. — Chris Kenny has an article and swipes at Barilaro but then goes on to say that Barilaro’s right and everyone’s talking about it and considering a Julie Bishop, Scott Morrison and Christopher Pyne grouping – Bishop PM, Morrison ‘loyal’ Deputy and Pyne Coffin foreign affairs (I think he’s already there)

    I made this comment at the Oz but it is still pending and will probably be deleted – I have a reputation I think.
    At the moment Canberra is a goat rodeo, Julie Bishop will be the Judas goat if they switch to her, what a disgrace. They tore down a first term Prime Minister persuaded by Mr 18% that he is a great communicator and saviour when all he has done is lead them over the political cliff. And in the meantime the cost of living concerns of the rest of the country mean little to the political elite.

  13. P

    P #2569702, posted on November 29, 2017 at 11:34 am

    It is not theologically possible to baptise an already baptised Christian.

    I do not know. I only know that I have a ‘Certificate of Baptism’ from a Catholic Church in my name
    and it is marked:
    ‘conditionally Baptised’ at … Church, Parish of …” Maybe it’s changed since just over 50 yrs ago.

    For anyone interested in the subject of Baptism discussed on Page 1 of this thread, I found a document
    ‘AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations’ that I thought may be of interest to some here.

  14. Andreas

    I laughed and replied that, even though Trumble is as dim as a 40 watt bulb covered in flyshit, he is not that stupid.

    The one dim low-energy bulb he can’t force Australians to buy.

  15. Tom

    Look at this greasy government bureaucrat lying his head off about why he sacked Red Symons for not sucking hard enough on the Greenfilth tribe’s collective cocks:

    ABC broadcaster Red Symons has announced he is hanging up his headphones, after he was sacked from his breakfast show.

    The former Skyhooks guitarist made the shock announcement on his ABC breakfast show on Friday morning. He has been in the role for close to 15 years.

    “This will be my last year,” he said. “Why am I going? They haven’t said, and I haven’t asked.”

    Symons was forced from the coveted breakfast slot, but was offered other roles. He declined.

    ABC Radio Melbourne station manager Warwick Tiernan said in a statement he was sad to see Red go.

    “There is no one like Red Symons,” he said. “His unique take on the world and his endless curiosity about the world around him has kept audiences tuning in for 15 years.

    “Without doubt, he will be hugely missed both on-air by his legion of fans and off-air by all his ABC colleagues. We wish him the very best for the future.”

    I suspect Symons, who has a large brain (B.Sc. in pure maths), is secretly thrilled to be finally free of the ABC’s mental poison.

  16. Current allocations for the first tumbril load:

    #1 Dick Dastardly
    #2 Mick Trumble
    #3 Wee Willy
    #4 The stick insect
    #5 Brandis

  17. Lysander

    Now children, repeat after me:

    1 + 1 = whatever Mal legislates.

    I haven’t heard what Mal said but I completely agree with it. 🙂

  18. testpattern

    some people smuggling news

    Latest boat en route to NZ was last month, with 41 Vietnamese who flew into Jakarta between 9-17 Oct. Must have been well organised, seems they didn’t have to wait long to get a boat. They were found adrift off Tablolong on the western tip of Timor allegedly having run out of fuel. Tablolong is where you turn into the Strait between islands from where you can go south to Ashmore. Strange route to NZ. Wonder if Jacinda knew when she offered to take some of the Manus guys.

    Malcolm’s ring of steel not so steely. Last week two Portuguese charged with embezzlement in Dili escaped to Darwin on a 5m Indon fishing boat, driving from Dili to Betano on the south coast and rocking up to the Darwin sailing club before being detained and flown to Portugal, which is what they wanted. The Portuguese Ambassador allegedly gave them new passports and helped them escape. We have no extradition treaty with Dili so the precedent this sets is worrying.

    Would be nice if a journo asked Dutton about both these boats.

  19. Lysander

    IR, I’m sorry but I missed the memo:

    #1 Dick Dastardly
    #2 Mick Trumble
    #3 Wee Willy
    #4 The stick insect
    #5 Brandis

    Who are #3 and #4? Pyne and Bishop?

  20. testpattern

    some people smuggling news

    Latest boat en route to NZ was last month, with 41 Vietnamese who flew into Jakarta between 9-17 Oct. Must have been well organised, seems they didn’t have to wait long to get a boat. They were found adrift off Tablolong on the western tip of Timor allegedly having run out of fuel. Tablolong is where you turn into the Strait between islands from where you can go south to Ashmore. Strange route to NZ. Wonder if Jacinda knew when she offered to take some of the Manus guys.

    Malcolm’s ring of steel not so steely. Last week two Portuguese charged with embezzlement in Dili escaped to Darwin on a 5m Indon fishing boat, driving from Dili to Betano on the south coast and rocking up to the Darwin sailing club before being detained and flown to Portugal, which is what they wanted. The Portuguese Ambassador allegedly gave them new passports and helped them escape. We have no extradition treaty with Dili so the precedent this sets is worrying.

    Would be nice if a journo asked Dutton about both these boats.

  21. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Gee Giovanni Barilaro is copping it for telling the truth

    He should have shut his mouth until the Persian Dwarf was killed off.

  22. Tom

    Oh dear. Just got a tip that Red Symons, who has long experience of wymmynses throwing themselves at rock stars, may be an impending victim of the global left’s war on men.

  23. Rabz

    #3 Wee Willy

    Teats PeanutHead.

  24. chrisl

    We used to call it steady rain
    We used to say “At least I won’t have to water the garden tonight”
    Now it is extreme weather
    Will you remember where you were when the extreme weather
    hit?

  25. Lysander

    Thanks Rabz; bit slow there!!! 🙂

  26. Lysander

    Will you remember where you were when the extreme weather
    hit?

    Yes, watering the garden 🙂

  27. Rabz

    Red Symons

    Had that regrettable outburst outside a Mosquebourne “beauty clinic” several years ago.

    Might be time for him to claim he has a prostate problem.

  28. Tintarella di Luna

    Might be time for him to claim he has a prostate problem.

    Or he might just be gay.

  29. stackja

    Women could inherit if they change gender, says Earl
    30 November 2017

    The Fifth Earl of Balfour has suggested one of his daughters could inherit his title by taking advantage of proposed gender laws and declaring she is male.
    In a letter to the Times, he said when he dies, his daughter could declare “there has always been a man screaming to get out of her female body”.
    Proposed law changes may allow a person to self-declare their chosen gender.
    Primogeniture law states the Balfour title will go to Lord Balfour’s brother, not any of his four daughters.
    The sole reason they are not in line to inherit is because they are female.

  30. Myrddin Seren

    Oh dear. Just got a tip that Red Symons, who has long experience of wymmynses throwing themselves at rock stars, may be an impending victim of the global left’s war on men.

    Breakfast with Yassmin.

    You know it makes ABC-sense!

  31. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Oh dear. Just got a tip that Red Symons, who has long experience of wymmynses throwing themselves at rock stars, may be an impending victim of the global left’s war on men.

    Who cares. He’s a lefty. They can all die in a fire.

  32. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2572267, posted on December 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    Might be time for him to claim he has a prostate problem.

    Or he might just be gay.

    Happy leaving ABC?

  33. If the following statements are legitimate, we have a problem.

    “…it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful”
    Peter Tachell – Same Sex Marriage Campaigner

    “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of pa3dophiles and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder Safe Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    Source – Gary Dowsett, Boiled Lollies and Bandaids: Gay Men and Kids, Gay Information A Quarterly Journal [Spring 1982] page 35 & ARCSHS, La Trobe Universty, 2010 Annual Reprt page 5 & 26

    “Pa3dophiles need our support and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms”
    Gary Dowsett
    Safe Schools

    “As well as feeling a sense of power and control in sexual encounters with adults, children can frequently experience sexual pleasure”
    Steven Angelides
    Safe Schools

    “I not only teach people how to be gay, I teach them hoe to be gay and communist so invite me to your school if you will.”
    Rosalyn Ward
    Safe Schools

  34. If the following statements are legitimate, we have a problem.

    “…it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful”
    Peter Tachell – Same Sex Marriage Campaigner

    “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of pa3dophiles and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder Safe Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    Source – Gary Dowsett, Boiled Lollies and Bandaids: Gay Men and Kids, Gay Information A Quarterly Journal [Spring 1982] page 35 & ARCSHS, La Trobe Universty, 2010 Annual Reprt page 5 & 26

  35. testpattern

    The Australian accused of fabricating fake news

    ‘Primeiru Ministru sétimu Governu konstitusionál, Mari Alkatiri rekuza reportajen The Australian Business Review kona ba deklarasaun Primeiru Ministru iha Perth-Australia ba notísia ho títulu “Sunrise hopes rise as talks begin”, no konsidera notisia falsu (Fake News) ne’ebé hakerek husi jornalista Paul Garvey.’

    Garvey wrote that Alkatiri might be prepared to let gas from Sunrise be processed in Australia. Denied by Alkatiri, the alleged ‘fake news’ discredited him and gave ammunition to Gusmao, who is trying to roll Alkatiri’s newly elected Govt, and increased already high tensions in the country.

    http://www.tatoli.tl/2017/11/alkatiri-konsidera-australian-business-review-publika-fake-news/

  36. John Constantine

    Skyhooks.

    Seventies.

    Groupies not screened.

    The wall of silence about the straight Mardi Gras. That was those times only needs a little crack from someone whose memory is better than the circumstances they now find themselves in, and away it goes.

  37. If the following statements are legitimate, we have a problem.

    “…it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all s3x involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful”
    Peter Tachell – Same S3x Marriage Campaigner

    “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for [email protected] men and lesbians; the legal right of pa3dophiles and their young lovers; and finally the s3xual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder [email protected] Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in S3x, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    Source – Gary Dowsett, Boiled Lollies and Bandaids: [email protected] Men and Kids, [email protected] Information Quarterly Journal [Spring 1982] page 35 & ARCSHS, La Trobe Universty, 2010 Annual Reprt page 5 & 26

  38. With that first tumbril load, please try to restrain yourselves to “whoop whoops”, whistles and please, only throw mushy fruit/vegetables.
    Throwing heavy object may damage the tumbril and slow the loading of the second batch.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Last week two Portuguese charged with embezzlement in Dili escaped to Darwin on a 5m Indon fishing boat

    Brave men, and lucky. It would be very difficult to pick up a 5m dinghy by radar, especially if it is a wooden one. Also how do you pick it out from the zillions of deep sea fishermen in aluminium tinnies?

    Presumably the ET government can have a chat with the Portuguese and make the case for sending them back for trial.

  40. Viva

    “We have to believe women.”

    We have to believe women.

  41. If the following statements are legitimate, we have a problem.

    “…it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful”
    Peter Tachell – Same Sex Marriage Campaigner

  42. johanna

    calli
    #2572171, posted on December 1, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I presume “go away” didn’t work. “Go away or I’ll scream”* would.

    * always escalate

    You forgot the intermediate response, ‘piss off.’

    I am mystified by all these ‘victims’ coming out of the woodwork. I notice that Angela Lansbury, now about 90, has been excoriated for an interview where she said two awfy things:

    (i) tarting yourslef up to maximise your sexuaal attractiveness is OK, but not without consequences; and

    (ii) the groping and worse didn’t happen to her in her long career.

    I’m guessing that Angie didn’t count every man who tried to hit on her as a microagression or sexual assault. I’m also guessing that she gave out the vibe that she was not for sale, and wouldn’t stand any crap.

    She did say that she in no way condoned sexual assault or intimidation. But, reading between the lines, her message was – harden up, stop sending ambiguous messages, stop playing ‘c’mere, c’mere, c’mere – go’way, go’way, go’way’ and then complaining about the consequences.

    She is, of course, being reviled as a victim-blaming witch by the usual suspects.

  43. “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of pa3dophiles and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder Safe Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    Source – Gary Dowsett, Boiled Lollies and Bandaids: Gay Men and Kids, Gay Information A Quarterly Journal [Spring 1982] page 35 & ARCSHS, La Trobe Universty, 2010 Annual Reprt page 5 & 26

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This man had taken a second wife…

    more on that pathetic evil wannabee jihadi

    Sickening, and he has the sheer hide to say “This is normal in the Middle East.”

  45. “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of [email protected] and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder Safe Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    Source – Gary Dowsett, Boiled Lollies and Bandaids: Gay Men and Kids, Gay Information A Quarterly Journal [Spring 1982] page 35 & ARCSHS, La Trobe Universty, 2010 Annual Reprt page 5 & 26

  46. stackja

    HMAS Armidale 75-year memorial service at Central Park
    DECEMBER 1 2017 – 11:40AM
    A crowd paused to reflect on the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale on Friday.
    The Minesweeper was bombed by Japanese aircraft off the coast of East Timor on December 1, 1942.

  47. “As well as feeling a sense of power and control in sexual encounters with adults, children can frequently experience sexual pleasure”
    Steven Angelides
    Safe Schools

    “I not only teach people how to be gay, I teach them hoe to be gay and communist so invite me to your school if you will.”
    Rosalyn Ward
    Safe Schools

  48. notafan

    and he has the sheer hide to say “This is normal in the Middle East.”

    Probably the only time he told the truth

  49. johanna

    Forgot to add – has Victoriastan floated away yet?

    The Extreme Weather expert at the BoM must be on the edge of his comfy seat, in the underground bunker HQ which makes sure that none of them can ever look out of the window and observe the actual weather.

  50. calli

    Current allocations for the first tumbril load:

    I’ll go with that, Rambler. Can we rope Jane Caro to the axle, please?

  51. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a statement that Mr Barilaro “expressed a personal view which I do not share”.

    “Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has my full and absolute support.”

    Mick Trumble is gorn!

  52. Tel

    I suspect Symons, who has a large brain (B.Sc. in pure maths), is secretly thrilled to be finally free of the ABC’s mental poison.

    It’s cheap and easy for him to start his own podcast, which tends to be what people listen to while driving these days anyhow. It would probably be very good, maybe not make huge money but I would guess that Symons is plausibly well off.

  53. Can we rope Jane Caro to the axle, please?

    Not enough rope! Is barbwire ok?

  54. calli

    Sorry, forgot the reason.

    For blatantly lying that there are no little girls in this year’s Christmas commercials.

  55. Tom

    Adam Scott saw Bernard Langer getting away with cheating on the PGA senior tour by anchoring his broomstick putter on his chest. So Scott got his old broomstick out at the Oz PGA championship on the Gold Coast and missed the cut by two shots. What a tragic figure he has become: God has punished him for being the best ball-striker in the world by making him a putting cripple.

  56. calli

    That first tumbril’s on a hair trigger I tells youse…

  57. Tintarella di Luna

    If the following statements are legitimate, we have a problem.

    “…it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful”
    Peter Tachell – Same Sex Marriage Campaigner

    Really? Is there a link?

  58. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    What a tragic figure he has become: God has punished him for being the best ball-striker in the world by making him a putting cripple.

    Aaron Baddeley was once the best putter on earth and the worst ball striker.

  59. testpattern

    ‘Brave men’

    Man and woman. And an outboard. Just walked into the sailing club.

    https://raimundosoki.blogspot.com.au/?zx=de7a0392a94aa3d

  60. calli

    ‘Extreme weather’ definition:

    Rain that causes umbrella unfurling
    Warmth occasioning air conditioning
    Coolness prompting an extra layer of clothing
    Wind that disturbs the paper napkins on the outdoor setting
    That horrible growling noise after a flash of light
    Tiny, icy objects found on the lawn

    It’s The End of the World, but don’t panic. The BOM will let you know when to hide under the table in plenty of time.

  61. Tom

    Forgot to add – has Victoriastan floated away yet?

    The wrath of Gaia is so terrifying for the retards down here that Melbournibad’s Eastern Suburbs Basketball League has just announced that all games tomorrow have been cancelled.

    The games are held indoors.

  62. In fairness to the bom catastrophics, there is a weekend left.
    They may still get lucky.

  63. Can anyone recommend a good cattle prod (for tumbril loading)?

  64. Please, can a Cat in Victoriastan, take a minute from boarding the ark, & tell us how much rain is forecast (never mind actual) is forecast for this deluge?

    Being from mighty Qld, where 10″ overnight isn’t something you’d phone your neighbours about, I’m wondering just how much rain is supposed to be going to fall.

  65. Makka

    “First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of [email protected] and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
    Gary Dowsett
    Founder Safe Schools and
    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    It’s only about Love.

    Love is Love.

  66. calli

    Please forgive my lack of faith in the BOM. I cancelled a massive pour a couple of weeks ago based on an Armageddon forecast. It didn’t rain. Not a drop.

    The new date – no rain forecast. A team of guys accomodation for two nights, ready and rearing to go. Pour goes ahead, 10 hours of it. Two thirds of the way through, the heavens open.

    Fortunately it was 32Mpa. 😃

  67. today so far 20mm
    tonight / tomorrow 20 to 60 mm
    sunday 3-10 mm

  68. Anthony

    Just came in from the flood shelter. Is Turnbull still PM?

  69. calli

    Can anyone recommend a good cattle prod (for tumbril loading)?

    Got a box of them in the shed, Rambler.

    Never go hi-tech. The power might go off.

  70. 132andBush

    Friend in Kinglake says 70mm so far.
    Client at Horsham has only had 16.

  71. Tom

    Serena, the BOM clowns were beside themselves as their models all agreed that Melbournibad would get 6 inches-plus (>150mm) between today and Sunday. so far Melbournibad has had 10mm (less than half an inch) — 100mm (4 inches) by Sunday would be a miracle.

  72. ok calli, you can auction the job of tumbril loading.
    I would expect some big bids.

  73. Stimpson J. Cat

    ‘Extreme weather’ definition:

    Hipster beard tingling.

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    Professor/Deputy Director, Chair in Sex, Health and Society
    College of Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne Victoria

    There are learnéd science cats who post here regularly. I am not one, but this debasement of the discipline gives me the galloping shits. Beware of false prophets.

  75. Top Ender

    The Minesweeper was bombed by Japanese aircraft off the coast of East Timor on December 1, 1942.

    Was actually torpedoed, and ET didn’t exist then, but anyway…

  76. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2572217, posted on December 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Wow. It just took my laptop two hours and sixteen minutes to process the latest batch of “updates” for Micrrotheft’s software dog, Windows 10. Even for that steaming pile of cybercrap, that’s a record. Just as well I had nothing else to do this afternoon.

    Oh, fuck.
    I haven’t use the home computer for a week and I want to use it tomorrow.
    Those MS xunts don’t give you any option, they will just start downloading the shit without asking.
    I should open up the box tonight when I get home and see what happens.
    Jeez I fucking hate Bill Gates.

  77. 132andBush

    F##k Red Symons. Hard core, arrogant lefty.

  78. Gab

    Flooding in Melbourne? Pfft! Thank the stars I never bought that ark a Nigerian uncle offered me via email for a reduced price of only US$50000.

  79. From the bom’s website 50mm at Pound Creek, 65 at Falls Creek.
    Nothing else of note.

  80. Delta A

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2572288, posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    What filth!

    People need to know that these are the words and objectives of the big noises pushing ‘Safe Schools’. Too many – my dear lefty brother* included – insist that ‘Safe Schools’ is harmless. “Just read the reports,” they say.

    Thank you, Riccardo, for exposing the evil minds of those who would corrupt our children for their own foul pleasure.

    *Seems to me that just about every one of us sage, sensible Cats has a lefty brother whom we love, but of whom we greatly despair.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    today so far 20mm
    tonight / tomorrow 20 to 60 mm
    sunday 3-10 mm

    Will Bunnings give a credit for the return of a D-I-Y Ark kit?

  82. testpattern

    ‘The Minesweeper … off the coast of East Timor ‘

    At Betano, from where the two Portuguese embezzlers recently escaped to Darwin

  83. Myrddin Seren

    China’s DJI, the world’s-largest maker of consumer and business drones, is pushing back strongly on what it calls an “insane” memo issued by the federal government claiming the company is essentially spying on the U.S. for the Chinese government.

    The unclassified memo, issued in August by the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) in Los Angeles, argues that DJI may well be leveraging its drones to provide “U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government [and that the company is likely] selectively targeting government and privately-owned entities within these sectors to expand its ability to collect and exploit sensitive U.S. data.”

    Ahahahahahaha

    The US Feds think the ChiComs are hoovering up all the data that the commercial drones they are cornering the market with are picking up on their fly byes.

    Look out Shanghai Sam – even treachery may get replaced by automation !

    h/t Instapundit

  84. zyconoclast

    Ivan Denisovich
    #2572174, posted on December 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    https://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2017/11/28/the-future-isnt-over-yet/

    I’m not ready to write off Eastern Europe, though.

    Easter European are dying off. There will be no one left to fight. The Mohammedans will just wait it out.

    Total fertility rate, 1960–2015 (live births per woman) YB17.png

    Birth rates: Low and lower

  85. testpattern

    Re the balloon I floated on an independent oversight body for native title –

    ‘He called for independent monitoring of native title agreements, as had occurred in Canada, and for the information to be publicly available.’

    Not good enough. Transparency must start much earlier in the process.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/census-data-shows-mining-jobs-for-aborigines-overstated/news-story/cfafd077ac0b2dd5b30cdc29602ea96e

    This is good –

    ‘Introduce a new section into the Act allowing for historical extinguishment over areas of national, state or territory parks to be disregarded, where the parties agree, for the purposes of making a native title determination’

    I foresee big problems with this. Seems designed to allow a few ambitious directors to act without the consent of T.O’s.

    ‘Consider options for allowing a PBC to enter into a contract, as opposed to an ILUA, about certain types
    of future act that would not require the PBC to consult with, and obtain the consent of the native title group’

    This otoh will do nothing at all to prevent extortion –

    ‘Shorten the objection period for acts which the government party considers attract the expedited procedure from 4 months to 35 days where the entire area affected by the act is subject to a native title determination.’

    And this is next to useless. We need transparency of the processes not the outcomes.

    ‘Registration of s 31 agreements: Introduce a new process to require the registration of section 31
    agreements, and the creation of a section 31 agreement register to be maintained by the NNTT. ..The purpose of registration of section 31 agreements and making certain agreement details and a summary available is to increase transparency in agreement-making’

    https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Documents/options-paper-proposed-reforms-to-the-native-title-act-1993.PDF

    The changes to native title suggested in the paper are designed for WA and Qld, to stimulate northern development. Submissions by January means that most T.O’s living on country will never get to see it let alone discuss the implications or make their own submissions. The cost saving the paper claims for the proposed reforms will be to the benefit of Govt [taxpayers] not industry. The recommendation for new forms of alternative mediation means more legal consultancies costing more than any projected savings.

    make your submissions

  86. johanna

    14 year olds, for the first time in human history, have perfect understanding, according to the Family Court:

    Teenagers with gender dysphoria will no longer have to apply to a judge to undergo hormone therapy, following a ruling by the Family Court.

    The court today decided it would no longer intervene in cases where children have the permission of their parents and their treating doctors.

    For 14-year-old Isabelle Langley, who was born a boy and is seeking hormone therapy, the ruling has lifted an enormous burden.

    “I’m not sure how to express [how I feel]. It makes me immensely happy,” Isabelle said.

    “[The court process] was stressful having to think about it, and it would be very costly. It was very time consuming, it’s a lot of effort which could be put into something else.”

    Isabelle’s parents had hired a lawyer and began gathering medical evidence to justify her decision to live as a girl.
    External Link: Transgender Family Court decision tweet

    But now all she needs to do is consult with her doctors before deciding when she should start hormone treatment.

    No doubt due to an oversight at the ABC, the words ‘at taxpayers’ expense’ were somehow omitted.

    As others have noted, taxpayers get it coming and going. When the whole ghastly, sicko enterprise goes wrong, guess who is going to get sued?

  87. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The wrath of Gaia is so terrifying for the retards down here that Melbournibad’s Eastern Suburbs Basketball League has just announced that all games tomorrow have been cancelled.

    The games are held indoors.

    Case study: Sydney headquartered business sent their Melbourne staff home at 1pm today based on the BOM catastropharian fake news. Unfuckingbelievable.

  88. Baldrick

    Oh dear. Just got a tip that Red Symons, who has long experience of wymmynses throwing themselves at rock stars, may be an impending victim of the global left’s war on men.

    I can’t wait for the revelations to come out about the ABC Countdown teeny gropers.

  89. Snoopy

    At Betano, from where the two Portuguese embezzlers recently escaped to Darwin

    Is it possible to steal from thieves?

  90. Baldrick

    As others have noted, taxpayers get it coming and going. When the whole ghastly, sicko enterprise goes wrong, guess who is going to get sued?

    Colloquially known as the Stolen Genderation.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven news reports 36 people arrested in a coke syndicate in Sydney.
    First guy named Ali. Second guy named Mohammed.
    I’m running out of politically incorrect bingo cards.

  92. Geriatric Mayfly

    At 5:57 precisely, I detected a major disturbance in the force.

  93. Fisky

    Mind boggling figures on projected job losses due to automation – up to 1/3 of the workforce in Germany and Japan!!! I think the latter’s immigration policies are looking smarter all the time.

    http://amp.newsobserver.com/news/business/article187352893.html

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    NSW ‘dial-a-dealer’ coke rings busted

    Jamie Mckinnell
    Australian Associated Press
    5:53PM December 1, 2017

    Thousands of Sydney customers of so-called “dial-a-dealer” cocaine rings will receive a text message from police after their contact details were extracted from the phones of accused suppliers.

    Thirty-six people were arrested during November after a short but effective sting targeting drug syndicates in Sydney, police revealed on Friday.

    The groups allegedly used central phone numbers for customers to contact and organise drug drops in specified locations.

    Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell compared the alleged operations to ordering a pizza.

    “It shows that the demand for cocaine is high,” he told reporters in Sydney.

    Police seized 468 grams of cocaine, $120,000 cash, nearly 200 grams of MDMA, two loaded guns and vehicles, but perhaps more valuable were the 2000 contact numbers taken from phones used by the criminal groups.

    “What we’ll be doing today is sending SMS text messages to each of those persons to ascertain if they can help us further with our inquiries,” Chief Insp Bell said.

    The recipients will be under no obligation to respond.

    The majority of those caught up in the sting were arrested over their alleged ongoing drug supply, while 14 were charged with possession.

    “They’re from all walks of life, from corporates to unemployed,” Chief Insp Bell said.

    Many of the 28 men and eight women appeared in court in November and will reappear in January.

    One of the youngest people arrested, 19-year-old Omar Abdel, made an unsuccessful bail application in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Friday after he was arrested on Thursday night.

    From the Oz.

  95. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Seven news reports 36 people arrested in a coke syndicate in Sydney.
    First guy named Ali. Second guy named Mohammed.
    I’m running out of politically incorrect bingo cards.

    The old let’s spike the price of rack as demand peaks for NYE caper. Every year same same.

  96. Geriatric Mayfly

    Is this The Oz just being mischievous. Either way what a hoot of a headline. Reliable cheap power the Jay Way.

    Battery on, power goes out
    Wild weather triggers blackouts in South Australia near the Tesla battery, which was switched on for the first time today.

  97. testpattern

    ‘The training workshop is held in support to the MNLF – MILF Convergence initiative funded by The Asia Foundation and the Australian Aid.’

    http://www.luwaran.com/news/article/1084/iqbal_describes_milf__mnlf_struggle_as____one_people__one_aspiration____towards_rsd

    One of the obstacles to implementation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in the Philipps has been the Sulu based MNLF holding out for their own Federal State rather than uniting with the MILF in a single entity. Saudi, Malaysia and Turkey are members of the international contact group, the MNLF taking advice from Saudi. It will now be interesting to watch whether the recent changes in Saudi translate to changes in Mindanao and SE Asia in general. Australia is sponsoring convergence.

    How two US soldiers died in Mindanao in 2009

    http://observer.com/2015/10/two-soldiers-i-served-with-died-in-the-philippines-they-didnt-have-to/

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Isabelle’s parents had hired a lawyer and began gathering medical evidence to justify her decision to live as a girl.

    F$cking child abusing degeneracy.

  99. OneWorldGovernment

    This is the former liberal parddy of Australia.

  100. calli

    Georgia, who did not want her surname published, said Symons asked about what kinds of treatments they had done, how they dealt with giving men Brazilian waxes, and if any of them had “landing strips” left by waxes.

    The poor shrinking violets! They seem perfectly sensible questions to me. The “landing strip” one left me puzzled for a sec, but then my hort training kicked in. Not violets but irises.

  101. OneWorldGovernment

    This is what most true Astralians want

  102. Bruce in WA

    Just back from a few days in Queensland.

    Flew via Adelaide; landed and into the Virgin lounge to hear on the TV: “Breaking news. Adelaide CBD has been closed down as a result of power blackout”. So, situation normal then.

    Drove back to Brisbane from Noosaville through the rainstorms. On the road from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. It rained for all except the last 10 minutes. I’ve lived in the Kimberley, but I have NEVER seen rain like that. In some places (not floodways), it was at least 60 cm deep over the road. Freaking unbelievable. So what do the locals do? Speed up, of course! I’m sure they wanted to get home before they got too wet!

  103. calli

    At 5:57 precisely, I detected a major disturbance in the force.

    Friggin’ Death Star.

  104. johanna

    OK, bit of a thunderstorm happening now in Queanbeyan.

    Nothing out of the ordinary, more noise than rain.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sulu based MNLF holding out for their own Federal State rather than uniting with the MILF in a single entity

    There can be only one!
    How’s your caliphate capital going Moro kiddies? Last I saw most of the population was still in the Christian city of Iligan. Amazing how muslims seem to want to escape war-torn ruined muslim cities. Maybe you guys should stop crapping in your own nest.

  106. zyconoclast

    Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

    Is this a secret attempt to stop all the homosexual ‘pride’ parades?

  107. Tim Neilson

    Serena at the Pub
    #2572311, posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Last I looked at the BoM site the capital of CFMEUistan was in for 30 to 80 mills of rain tomorrow.
    And they predicted that the UV factor would be extreme.
    Seriously.

  108. OneWorldGovernment

    I’ve always been a bit Australia centrist.

    If you turn the globe upside down then Tasmania is about the most Northern land.

  109. OneWorldGovernment

    great southurn land

  110. stackja

    stackja
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2572371, posted on December 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    Tintarella di Luna
    #2572303, posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    linky uses p0d0 word

  111. Rae

    has Victoriastan floated away yet?

    Flash flooding in Box Hill shown on the TV news.

    Did you solve your word processing dilemma?

  112. OneWorldGovernment

    Why should it not be The Great Northern Land?

  113. OneWorldGovernment

    Most of Europe has gone down South!

  114. zyconoclast

    Emmanuel Macron announces EU plan to launch ‘concrete military action’ to rescue African migrants enslaved in Libya

    French president Emmanuel Macron has announced that the European Union and African Union will launch “concrete military and policing action” to rescue African migrants enslaved in Libya and arrest human traffickers.

    The development came as the EU pledged a Marshall Plan for Africa of €44 billion at a summit dominated by outrage over slave auctions in Libya of migrants sold “like goats”.

    [If you click on the link you will see a map that looks like plan for the invasion of Europe]

  115. lotocoti

    On the road from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    They were beauties today.
    A couple of times the water drag was really obvious.

    So what do the locals do? Speed up, of course!

    The consensus speed limit northbound on Federal takes a little getting used to.

  116. Rae

    srr tweeted something about Catallaxyfiles a few hours ago. My friends tell me there’s not much else happening on Twitter.

  117. John Constantine

    Credlin’s program plays the clip where the dodgiest members of the shorten looting cartel are mocking the turndebacle by promising that Malcolm has the labor party’s complete support.

  118. Fisky

    Just had the kid inform me that one of h6er best friends wants to become a boy. The word “transgender” was even used, which I have certainly never taught them.

    The friend comes from a broken family so is no doubt more succeptible to official grooming than other children.

    This stupid ideology has to be destroyed, completely irradicated and banned forever.

  119. zyconoclast

    There is a website for everything.

    Americaneedsfatima.org
    Winning the heart and soul of America for
    Mary by spreading the Fatima message.

  120. testpattern

    Class action on stolen wages

    ‘There’s a lot of history that the everyday person on the street doesn’t understand (and) hopefully these cases will bring the realities to light of what Aboriginal people have had to go through.”

    A spokesman for Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the issue was mainly one for the states in cases where they controlled the wages earned by Indigenous workers.

    He said the NSW, Queensland and WA governments had all set up reparation schemes.’

    https://nit.com.au/stolen-wages-legal-cases-underway/

    Not just wages. Govt benefits were stolen too, mostly by station owners/managers, sometimes by protectors. Every indigenous family have their WA files, now centralised, covering various iterations of Aborigines and Fisheries, Native Affairs/Welfare Depts. Child endowment, widows and invalid benefits, all generated heaps of correspondence. Stations and Govt wanted to shift responsibility onto the other, neither wanted to pay. Stations tried to avoid paying into the Aboriginal Medical Fund, every dental visit and coffin generated paper trails of arguments, sometimes up the the Minister. As late as 1971 access to child endowment was decided depending on whether the applicant lived ‘to a white standard.’ When Govt made it too difficult for stations to steal benefits, many dumped the people in town, the equal wage award being just a pretext. My wife’s part of the Kimberley family has some 500 pp of files, WA Govt kept files on every aboriginal person that came into contact with the State. Typed and handwritten notes state when ‘stockboys’ and domestics were paid by stations and when they weren’t. Ours begin in 1897 with names of the pre contact parents, finish in 1971. In between you could write a history of the Kimberleys. NT was different.

  121. Fisky

    Any teacher or school found to be promoting transgenderism should be arrested and deregistered immediately. There should be no tolerance of this nonsense at all. If a kid has a question about trannies, teachers should be permitted to provide a short explanation of what it is, and perhaps a reminder to be polite to people no matter what you think of them. Any more than that ought to be grounds for disciplinary action.

  122. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2572383, posted on December 1, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    srr tweeted something about Catallaxyfiles a few hours ago. My friends tell me there’s not much else happening on Twitter.

    Ah Grigory, kicking back on a Friday evening with a tinnie of Fosters Light Ice, Aldi Ersatz Jatz and Aldi Cheddar Cheese Sticks, waiting for the microwaved Herb-buttered Tassal Salmon and Aldi Coriander Couscous.
    Livin’ the dream.

  123. John Constantine

    Chinese head transplant technology.

    We see ex Australian prime ministers become massively wealthy on Chinese money after leaving office.

    Not saying there was a link between Bob giving an entire convoy of Chinese selected and approved by the communist party to study in Australia overnight unscreened residency, and the massive wealth that followed, but we can only guess.

    What if selected quisling are promised new young bodies after politics?.

    China is working on a currency more valuable than fetal stem cells from abortions like Mugabe got, more valuable than bitcoins.

    Extended life with a long body and retained experience.

    Comrades.

  124. Ragu

    My friends tell me there’s not much else happening on Twitter.

    Why would your friends be telling you about twitter?
    You’re off your dial, old son.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ah Grigory, kicking back on a Friday evening with a tinnie of Fosters Light Ice, Aldi Ersatz Jatz and Aldi Cheddar Cheese Sticks, waiting for the microwaved Herb-buttered Tassal Salmon and Aldi Coriander Couscou

    Don’t forget the iced donuts.

  126. zyconoclast

    University event highlights 14 ways ‘whiteness’ oppresses society

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A “Whiteness Forum” at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday prominently displayed 14 poster boards detailing different ways in which students say whiteness in America oppresses people of color and society.

  127. The wall of silence about the straight Mardi Gras. That was those times only needs a little crack from someone whose memory is better than the circumstances they now find themselves in, and away it goes.

    John, we don’t have a Trump with spies throughout the entertainment industry. Alas.

  128. Roger

    Lyin’ Jay telling the national media the notion that SA’s September ’16 blackout was caused by renewables is “a myth that has been debunked”…despite two official inquiries finding just that.

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    Any more than that ought to be grounds for disciplinary action.

    Get on your school board Fisky.
    It’s literally the only way to make sure.

  130. zyconoclast

    Philly Lawmaker Moves To Ban Bulletproof Glass In Businesses

    Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a controversial bill that would require business owners to take down any bulletproof glass they have in their businesses, and not allow future installation.

    The bill, known as the Stop and Go bill, is moving through city hall, and reads “No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier.”

    Broad Deli is a local business on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad. It has a wall of bulletproof glass separating its employees from customers.

    “The most important thing is safety and the public’s safety,” Rich Kim, the owner of Broad Deli, told WTXF. His family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals, and beer by the can, for 20 years.

    Kim said that he had the bulletproof glass installed after a shooting, and that it saved his mother-in-law from a knife attack.

    “If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of dead bodies,” he said.

    Bass was more concerned about customer’s feelings, and said her constituents shouldn’t have to suffer the indignity of shopping through bulletproof glass.

    She said that she is trying to put some type of control on these small stores, which she claimed sell booze, very little food, and caused a lot of trouble in her district.

    “Right now, the Plexiglas has to come down,” she said.

    Kim disagreed with Bass’s characterization of businesses like the one he owns, and said when he called police about people loitering, the response time was usually slow.

    He said he believed that he was being targeted as a Korean-American. Business owner Mike Choe agreed with him.

    Choe, who runs a non-profit that supports Korean-owned businesses, said that he planned to raise $100,000 to fight the bill.

    “I do think it’s a bad bill that will endanger Korean Americans,” he said.

    Bass said that she is fighting for her constituents.

    Choe responded to Bass, and said the “bill targets Korean Americans.”

    Bass denied Choe’s allegation.

    “Absolutely not. I find that offensive,” Bass said.

  131. Mother Lode

    The Australian accused of fabricating fake news

    Or, more interesting:

    Splatteru Pattérnu isia à fuckiñg rhetard.

  132. calli

    Cindy Bass oozing self-righteousness as shopkeepers cower behind their tills.

  133. zyconoclast

    European Union Remains ‘Committed’ To Opening Borders to 75 Million Turkish Citizens as ‘Soon as Possible’

    The European Union (EU) remains “committed to” giving, and is in the later stages of securing, Turkish citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, as well as handing an extra three billion euros to migrants in the nation by next year, a commissioner has said.

  134. H B Bear

    The EU deserves to be destroyed and it’s policies seem to reflect that.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cindy Bass oozing self-righteousness as shopkeepers cower behind their tills.

    “more concerned about customer’s feelings” – never mind the shopkeeper whos’e probably been robbed more times then he would care to remember.

  136. zyconoclast

    ‘The chances of being caught are very, very slim’: Border union chief makes astonishing admission that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will NEVER be kicked out of Britain

    It is impossible to track down the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants working on the black market in the UK, a border workers’ union boss has warned.
    Swingeing cuts to the immigration enforcement workforce has left the country vulnerable, it is claimed.
    And there will be no way of enforcing new rules on EU nationals once the Government’s post-Brexit immigration strategy is eventually finalised.
    That is the warning from Lucy Moreton, of the Border Force workers’ trade union the ISU.
    She told the Sun: ‘If you are here illegally you can survive very well, you access medical services your child can go to school the chances of us catching you are very, very slim.
    ‘If you don’t break the law we are not going to get you as we don’t have the resources. We can’t catch you.’
    Just days ago pictures emerged of Albanians hiding in lorries and posing for ‘stowaway selfies’ on their way to Britain.

    Ms Moreton’s warning comes as an ex-director general of immigration enforcement, David Wood, told MPs there could be more than a million illegal immigrants in Britain.
    He claimed many were living under the radar and it was unlikely they would ever be deported.
    And ahead of a grilling by MPs on Wednesday, Ms Moreton said the Government had effectively outsourced immigration enforcement to private companies.

    Already this year dozens of landlords have been slapped with heavy fines for failing to check whether their tenants had the right to be in the UK.
    The immigration enforcement workforce is entirely separate from Border Force, the team that patrols the country’s customs at airports and ferry terminals.
    Ahead of Brexit, an additional 300 Border Force staff are said to be in the process of being hired but critics say an extra 3,000 will be needed to cope with post-Brexit conditions.
    And Ms Moreton warned a Hard Brexit could spell trouble for immigration and could see massive waiting times at the border.
    A Home Office spokesperson said immigration should be judged on results and not staff numbers.

  137. Baldrick

    Lyin’ Jay telling the national media the notion that SA’s September ’16 blackout was caused by renewables is “a myth that has been debunked”…despite two official inquiries finding just that.

    Well they’re not called the Liebor Party for nothing.

  138. MsDolittle

    The BOM are miserable arse covering hyperbolic morons. More peopled have died cleaning their gutters in anticipation of another “record breaking” weather event.

  139. zyconoclast

    EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost

    Brussels is opening legal pathways for migrants “who want to come” says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, declaring that Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from Africa.

  140. Rae

    I do like the visual images on the Weatherzone radar, especially the 15 minute time lapse. Residents of Canberra and Queanbeyan will be able to save a bit on their garden watering bills, and stormwatchers east of Melbourne might be finding things a little exciting right now.

  141. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2572430, posted on December 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Fuck off Grigory Zee

  142. Rae

    The last half hour could have been a bit scary for the Healesville donkeys .

  143. Geriatric Mayfly

    The BOM are miserable arse covering hyperbolic morons. More peopled have died cleaning their gutters in anticipation of another “record breaking” weather event.

    Nearly did that today MsDoolittle, in anticipation. Getting a bit creaky these days disembarking from and embarking onto that top rung, and then scrambling around rooftops. Mission deferred and only slight spillage from backup behind a blocked down pipe. Furthermore, I have not renewed my ladder licence for some time, and the chance of a lightning strike worries much more than a plummet into the agapanthus.

  144. Snoopy

    The BOM are miserable arse covering hyperbolic morons. More peopled have died cleaning their gutters in anticipation of another “record breaking” weather event.

    These unfortunate deaths will be logged as being caused by climate change.

  145. Tom

    I have not renewed my ladder licence for some time

    The hell, GM?

    You know damn well you can’t start not paying your ladder licence, else everyone will start thinking they don’t need a ladder licence.

    You’re so irresponsible.

  146. Delta A

    More peopled have died cleaning their gutters in anticipation of another “record breaking” weather event.

    Precisely! Got caught today by a Yahoo clickbait which exclaimed that a dozen people have been injured because of the Armageddon storm. Turns out that most of that dozen sustained their injuries falling off ladders whilst cleaning out their gutters.

  147. Snoopy

    Gays pollute the ocean.

    War on glitter: Scientists and environmentalists move to ban the use of sparkly microplastics

    The gay Mardi Gras will never be the same.

    Sad.

  148. Delta A

    On a sadder note, three horses died from a single lightning strike at Mount Gambier, SA.

  149. Atoms for Peace

    Lots of rain, then hot humid days for Victoria. The aircon blackouts will be more interesting than the rain.

  150. zyconoclast

    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] Tries to Sink Tax Bill

    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] is back at it again, now providing class warfare material to opponents of tax reform. CBO estimates played a significant role in the several failed attempts by Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. Several Republican Senators appeared to be scared off by estimates of 20 million or more Americans who would lose coverage due to a particular variation of the repeal/replace effort.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Dear God.

    It’s back.

    Now it’s conspiracy theories against the indigenous and potential Portuguese spies. I note there’s no mention of the ‘cosseted Urban Aborigines’ ripping off those most in need story from yesterday.

    Probably because it hits too close to home.

  152. Atoms for Peace

    Quick, someone get me a goat. I’m having a yoga emergency!

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Egad! Weatherzone shows another cleansing battalion of storms approaching the Plains of Sodom. They have a habit of missing the target. New batteries in the torch in case I have to clean the gutters when darkness falls. Anyone up to date on the ‘Elf ‘n’ Safety prescriptions for a Cat on a cold tin roof?

  154. Delta A

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2572451, posted on December 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    GM, if you truly are approaching geriatric gentrification, stay off the ladder.

    Better you risk drowning from engorged gutters than dice with the danger which threatens all adventurous (slightly age-enhanced) ladder climbers.

    It is an established fact that ladders kill oldies. Live with it… or risk not living.

  155. Boambee John

    Zulu at 1707

    he has the sheer hide to say “This is normal in the Middle East.”

    He should feel to move there.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu at 1707

    he has the sheer hide to say “This is normal in the Middle East.”

    He should feel to move there.

    I’d pay his fare – all he has to do is never, but never, return to Australia.

  157. Pickles

    Dear little Tamara o dine did the weather report of the big wet all by her self on abc news. an old cocky putting lambs in a shed. a prado driving through 6 inches of water. serious faces and sign language. All manner of graphics showing the coming doom. todays high temps.

    But not one rainfall figure in the whole story. Unless I missed it.

  158. Boambee John

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2572446, posted on December 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm
    Dear God.

    It’s back.

    Now it’s conspiracy theories against the indigenous and potential Portuguese spies. I note there’s no mention of the ‘cosseted Urban Aborigines’ ripping off those most in need story from yesterday.

    Probably because it hits too close to home.

    It had been so peaceful, and then suddenly Seaman Staines is back.

    Exams must have finished at Enid Blyton Uni. Random distribution of HDs, Ds and Credits (no one gets less than a credit) and back to political campaigning.

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Getting a bit creaky these days disembarking from and embarking onto that top rung, and then scrambling around rooftops. Mission deferred and only slight spillage from backup behind a blocked down pipe

    I was horrified to hear this, Mayfly. Others have got in before me to express their concern too. Old guy down the road from us at the beach house was 85 and insisted on painting his high on stilts shack all by himself. I used to watch him, me ready on standby for emergency, hand on mobile and first aid kit at the ready, plus all St. John’s Ambo skilled revised. There was no telling him.

    I guess there is no telling you either, except to say we would all be distressed to lose you, and you take your life into your hands with every step up a ladder that you make after sixty-five years (for some it’s even less and those few hardy septuagenarian Cats still on ladders can hold their tongues right now before the exertion and mental intricacies of speaking while clinging on makes them fall off). Octogenarians already know my views on their ladder climbing abilities.

    Young men and ladders are made for each other. Call one of them in for your gutters. Cheaper than the alternative; funerals are expensive these days.

    There a bit of light wind around South Head in Sydney but not much else going on, weather-wise.

  160. Geriatric Mayfly

    It’s back.

    I warned you a a tectonic shift in the time, space continuum, which occurred at 5:57 precisely.

  161. calli

    Hey, Mayfly. A tip for the next time you hop up a ladder to clean the gutters.

    Don’t.

  162. calli

    On the disturbance, it wasn’t a Death Star. Just a weirdo from the mos eisley cantina.

    Pay it no mind.

  163. 10mm since 9am in Dannograd.

    Need rain in the next couple of hours or this will be rooolly embarrassing.

  164. curious george

    Peter Tachell

    Gary Dowsett

    I’m only curious that they’re still breathing.

  165. DrBeauGan

    I haven’t use the home computer for a week and I want to use it tomorrow.
    Those MS xunts don’t give you any option, they will just start downloading the shit without asking.
    I should open up the box tonight when I get home and see what happens.
    Jeez I fucking hate Bill Gates.

    Get an external hard drive with a bootable linux mint on it. Switch off computer. Plug drive into usb port. Switch on computer. Never suffer from MSoft ever again.

    It’s what I did after bill gates pissed me off.

  166. Delta A

    My dear brother (yes, the lefty,) never thought twice about scaling his ladder for any handyman venture, until he scraped the top of his head on a shower frame, almost scalping himself and earning a stern lecture (along with many nasty stitches) from the ER doctor.

    But, stubborn coot that he (and every man of his era) is, he’s still up there in the lofty heights of his domain. Not one to be caught on the hop, I’ve almost finished his eulogy.

  167. Geriatric Mayfly

    than dice with the danger which threatens all adventurous (slightly age-enhanced) ladder climbers.

    You are being cruel to be kind DeltaA and I take your with good grace which good intentions deserve. Alas the follies of youth, though tempered by time, never quite desert the stubborn. One day, maybe sooner than I think, the denial will give way to reality and Jim’s Mowers, Chimney Sweeps, the Mobile Dogwash and Tree Loppers Inc. will all be entered in the Rolodex.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Golly gosh, as the saying goes and as the day commenced here, I even hold the ladder if Hairy gets up to change a light bulb and he’s still well prior to my cut off point for ladder climbing.

    I will occasionally myself climb a small safety stepladder to reach a high cupboard or fix a curtain that has come adrift from its moorings, but on the whole climbing ladders is not for ladies.

    Reminds me though, we need to paint our place externally and the scaffolding quotes are outrageous. I am thankful we are not in Tasmania where everything over about two metres now requires scaffolding, by greenies’ law. At least we can say that three sides of the building can be done by a young chap on a high ladder and we’ll only have to scaffold the bay window areas. One quote wanted to scaffold all around which was clearly overkill, according to other painters.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ll allow you to mow the lawn and wash the dawg, Mayfly. Chimney sweeping is a specialist job, not for amateurs. You can make things more flammable by just kindling up the soot. So is tree lopping a job for professionals who know what they are doing, unless you are standing on the ground with one of those handy little motors on a pole (or saw on a pole). Hairy has both and loves to get out there and pretend he is a lumberjack. That’s small beer, I tell him, pointing to the various tress that need either felling or serious top pruning. The look on his face tells me what he is thinking. Don’t even think about, I warn severely; same way I tell the kids when they are planning mischief. Then I catch him on the top verandah with his pruning pole, leaning out, when I arrive home early.

    Sneaky little blighter, aren’t you? I note in passing, getting all British just to irk him.

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks for the solicitous advice from one and all, and was touched to degree by Lizzie’s concern for my welfare this side of an expensive funeral. My ladder has a bold sign on the top step. Do Not Stand On This Step and instruction to which I adhere religiously. I hope this puts minds at ease.

  171. Geriatric Mayfly

    God help us, I may as well sign up now at the local nursing home. Just read your latest Lizzie. Cleaning my chimney requires two ladders. One to get on the roof, the other to prop up against the chimney, while I push the brush down the metal flu inside, and the bloody thing will never come back up. My greatest worry is that the mortar in chimney is probably twice as old as me, and that in these Titanic struggles, the whole smokestack will topple over and down in the torrent of bricks.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No. Keep away from nursing homes, Mayfly. You are not aged, merely the owner of a number of years and all is relative. Plenty of people half your age lack your mental acuity. You can shift for yourself in general I am sure, but house maintenance is something to pay others to do now. That chimney sounds like a killer to me.

    If your mower is a good one, or better still, a ride-on, keep on mowing. Dog washing is fine too. Any physical exercise you care to do is good, either in bed or out of it. Have fun, we’re only here once. 🙂

  173. Pete of Perth

    Kill the deniers porn on das projekt

  174. Pete of Perth

    Agw skeptics that is
    …. mute button engaged.

  175. Siltstone

    Bron
    #2572477, posted on December 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    Jeez, this fellow is articulate.

    https://youtu.be/lHUjZd63z9U

    Fact check: True

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Geez, just read back what I wrote. I am pretty stern, aren’t I?
    Hairy copes by just carrying on doing exactly what he wants.
    I expect you’ve all gathered that much by now.

    When we go somewhere together by car, he says you can drive, and I’ll just steer and made da decisions after you’ve made your opinions known. 🙂

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    make not made

    I hate this keyboard.

  178. Boambee John

    On ladders, old windjammer saying:

    “One hand for uourself and one for the ship.”

    I will still clean our gutters (low set house, slab on ground, so less than 8 feet up to the gutters), but no longer climb up on the roof to clear the valleys. Have a gutter vacuum man come every couple of years to give the gutters and downpipes a thorough clean and do the valleys.

  179. Boambee John

    And I follow windjammer practice!

  180. areff

    Mayfly: Do be careful on the roof. I had to rescue my dad from the roof when the descent proved far more tricky than the climb. Mum actually pulled the ladder away so he couldn’t keep trying to find the top stop and made him sit on the tiles until I arrived. He was 85 and, as he had done all his life, hellbent on ignoring the advice of sensible people. He died five years ago and I miss him still.

  181. Boambee John

    Spelled yourself, not uourself.

  182. areff

    Oh, and too much chimney sweeping leads to cancer of the scrotum.

  183. Bron

    THE Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts… the Board unable to agree to a position on ancient Melbourne thespian Rush.

    And who are these wise men and women?

    “Board members include Mark Morrissey, Noni Hazlehurst, Brian Walsh, Margaret Pomeranz and Alan Finney”

  184. Oh, and too much chimney sweeping leads to cancer of the scrotum.

    Thanks – dodged a bullet there

  185. H B Bear

    The last half hour could have been a bit scary for the Healesville donkeys .

    No-one is interested in your sex life Graegooglery.

  186. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Oh, and too much chimney sweeping leads to cancer of the scrotum.

    Sack the dancer?

  187. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks areff. Descending these days is always trickier than going up. And why is it that on the descent of a ladder barely 6 metres long, that top step is always so bloody elusive? It didn’t used to be, and back in the day, if you missed that one you would always catch the third -albeit with a bit of a jolt.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    cancer of the scrotum.

    Yes, those poor little chimney sweep boys. And the fossey (phosphorus) jaw of the little match girls.
    Heartbreaking nineteenth century stuff.

    Hairy and I pulled apart an old fibro cupboard in the beach house. The unpainted back of the fibro was stamped with warnings about avoiding sawing it, so it was from the days when asbestos was a known danger but white (not blue) asbestos was still used in fibro. We figured that if asbestosis takes thirty years to develop we might be beyond caring by then. I did tamp down the cupboard with water before we commenced, and we wore builder’s masks and took care with the sweep up and wipe down after. I tossed our old clothes in the garbage afterwards too. We had to black plastic wrap the pieces and pay for special disposal at the main tip in Nowra. We hated that cupboard as it separated two rooms and I was too enthused to see it gone to wait for a proper tradie to do it.

  189. areff

    Mayfly, if it’s any consolation I eschew ladders, even though I am but barely a sexagenarian, and a sprightly one at that. My mate fell off the flatbed of his tilt tray and ended up with injuries that laid him up for two months. Years earlier, as he said, he’d have sensed the tip-over coming and leaped clear. He still sensed it, but the leap was ill-timed and not half far enough. Islam has the right idea: get four young wives, send two up the ladder while #3 irons your dhotti and #4 makes you a nice cuppa. Mind you, deaf-mute wives are best.

  190. MsDolittle

    Ever so grateful for the SESvic txt to “check on family & friends”.

  191. calli

    I push the brush down the metal flu inside, and the bloody thing will never come back up.

    Buy a big, fat metal chain from Bunnings. Chuck down metal flue, holding on to one end (or attach it to a handy fixing on chimney). Rattle chain around flue, lots. Retrieve chain for next time and nimbly hop down ladder. Use dustpan and brush to remove soot from hearth. Dispose of same.

    Go to fridge and forage for beer.

  192. Geriatric Mayfly

    God areff. Are you serious. If I am to be banned from heights in my twilight years, how could I possibly service four wives? My health and well being would be in far less jeopardy atop a wooden ladder with dodgy rungs.

  193. calli

    Oh, and too much chimney sweeping leads to cancer of the scrotum.

    See my post for scrotum cancer avoidance.

  194. Nick

    I just know that when I get up on the roof that something stupid is bound to occur, lol.

  195. areff

    Instruct them to service each other while you watch. Inspiration will soon arise.

  196. Geriatric Mayfly

    And so to bed, with that wonderful Negro spiritual now upon me: ‘We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.’

  197. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mind you, deaf-mute wives are best.

    Hairy would miss my cheerful chatting. I was kissing him and chatting on the escalator at Bondi Westfields today while we were Christmas shopping. He suggested we separate for two hours. He had a haircut, purchased a phone, had his eyes tested, chose new glasses, and bought some new track pants, while I went to DJ’s Food Hall for some cheese and looked at sunhats in Myers. I wonder too if Cats have any information on ‘air-dried beef’. They have it in DJ’s in a special cabinet. It looked mummified to me, all hard and shrunken, yet the blurb says it is the tenderest ever. It comes in a rack of bones and meat. How would you cook it, I wondered. DJ’s Food Hall is fascinating to wander through, an Aladdin’s cave of mysteries. I didn’t buy any camel’s milk, and got lost on the cheese. They were holding a tasting at 6pm this evening where for $100 some aficionado would tell you all about cheese and slurp you a suitable wine with each one. Almost booked Hairy in but in the end just grabbed a couple of recognizable cheeses and left it at that. I didn’t end up buying a sunhat though I tried on .. well, I tried some on. My old one will do for New Zealand’s South Island’s summer. We met up then and bought some Chrissie presents for friends; I chose them some Alessi to go with their new kitchen.

    Well, that’s chat done here for tonight. 😀

  198. Nick

    Instruct them to service each other while you watch. Inspiration will soon arise.

    That’s one set of hoods I’d be loathe to put my head under.

  199. areff

    The reference to deaf mutes represented the Islamic perspective. With four wives, even signing would be deafening.

  200. areff

    So long as it’s not Stairway to heaven, Mayfly. Sleep tight.

  201. Gab

    So in the last 45mins I’ve had 3 text messages from SES Vic advising me of flooding across Victoria this weekend, the heaviest rain expected to be on Saturday. Maybe I should have purchased that ark after all.

  202. curious george

    ladder tip:

    make sure a rung is within an inch or two of your point of stepping onto roof and at least 1 metre projection past the roof line/

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Ha, ha GM.
    When I heard the Bureau of Armageddon’s predictions I thought “Oh shit. The gutters.” The bloody silver birches hang on to their leaves until late so no point cleaning the gutters umtil now.
    Visualized myself up the ladder in my sou-wester scraping them clean.
    But, hey, GM, if you are in form you are welcome to pop over to Sodom Central and give mine a going over.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    MsDolittle

    #2572514, posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Ever so grateful for the SESvic txt to “check on family & friends”

    #fauxcare

  205. There’s a lot to be said for decent, solid, aluminium gutter guard panels.

  206. Mark A

    curious george
    #2572534, posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    ladder tip:

    make sure a rung is within an inch or two of your point of stepping onto roof and at least 1 metre projection past the roof line/

    Also if it’s a tiled roof push a couple of tiles up and tie up the ladder to battens, + hitch your safety harness. worse comes to worse you might be dangling in mid air until help arrives but you’ll live

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Gab

    #2572533, posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    So in the last 45mins I’ve had 3 text messages from SES Vic advising me of flooding across Victoria this weekend, the heaviest rain expected to be on Saturday. Maybe I should have purchased that ark after all.

    Remain calm.
    I have moved a pair of all essential animals to the peak of Mount Sodom.
    Two Berkshire pigs.
    Two angus cattle.
    Two sheep (eating… not wool).
    Two greyhounds (racing… not eating).
    Two chickens … (eating not laying)
    Two chickens .. (laying not eating)

  208. Rabz

    LL – what, no roadside Wombats?

    Where are the Victoriastanian gliberals going to recruit all their future talent from?

  209. Mark A

    Is it late enough for a blond joke?
    Picture this, two friends (girls) in a car, the brunette driving, and suddenly stops, why did you stop ask the blondy?
    We ran out of petrol.
    Oh, how clever of you to notice, I just would’ve kept driving, says the blond.

  210. egg_

    UC Santa Barbara Students Using ‘Goat Yoga’ to Relieve Stress

    Where the goats are nervous.

  211. calli

    Happy Birthday Mo.

    Barbarians.

  212. Robber Baron

    Just received this sms. “SMS from VicSES. Flooding is expected across Victoria this weekend. Heaviest rain on Saturday. Check on family & friends. Stay informed http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au

  213. egg_

    Got the skins hanging on the clothes line Grigory?

    Next to the arseless wetsuits.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Rabz

    #2572545, posted on December 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    LL – what, no roadside Wombats?

    Where are the Victoriastanian gliberals going to recruit all their future talent from?

    The wombats (like LNP members) have no worth.
    Sink.

  215. egg_

    I have been busy at work of late, but can Cats squash a rumour I heard this morning?
    I was told by a work colleague that apparently Michael Trumble had the chance to give the ALP the biggest kicking on national security/disloyalty since Coombes or Petrov, but instead he chose to announce a Royal Commision into banks … after saying on Tuesday it was never going to happen.
    I laughed and replied that, even though Trumble is as dim as a 40 watt bulb covered in flyshit, he is not that stupid.
    How does this fake news get about?

    Teh Persian pr0n dwarf knows where the strangled cats are buried?

  216. egg_

    Signer on the VIC flood announcements.

    Does he know how to sign euthanasia?

  217. Bron

    Text from the Victorian Government… it is going to rain.

  218. Diogenes

    Verizon soon to sell high speed 5g wireless in the states. Couldn’t see this coming

    Story on NBN Newcastle (tv not interwebs) news last night. Telstra testing 5g in one of the Newcastle phone exchanges

  219. Notafan;

    I don’t discount the doubling down by a significant percentage but there is definitely a steady stream of conversions too

    The constant stress of living within the Islamic way of life must be horrendous. Aiming at getting their women to desert their husbands and religion is certainly worth a try. After all, we are already paying for the upkeep of these women and children, why not get them to leave their husbands, take their children and raise them as Christians?
    The men are the only ones who are getting a good deal out of Islam.

  220. Whalehunt Fun

    Why not castrate all muslims. Would reduce the rates of child rape no end.

  221. W Hogg

    Tom
    #2572217, posted on December 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    Wow. It just took my laptop two hours and sixteen minutes to process the latest batch of “updates” for Micrrotheft’s software dog, Windows 10. Even for that steaming pile of cybercrap, that’s a record. Just as well I had nothing else to do this afternoon.

    Took mine about that. Rebooted itself and I couldn’t use it until after lunch.

    Then next day nothing worked. Turns out it decided it needed 6GB of further shit. But not while at work on the same day. No, wait until I’m on mobile data and fuck a second day plus a month of data.

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