Monday Forum: December 11, 2017

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  1. Robber Baron

    Bolt was happy with the ABC when he was getting paid sitting on the couch on Insiders.

    Bolt developed an issue with the ABC when he was on Channel 10.

    Bolt didn’t have an issue with the ABC when he got the arse from Channel 10 and did a documentary with the ABC.

    Bolt developed a problem with ABC and Channel 10 when he got a gig with Sky.

    I think we understand Bolt perfectly well.

  2. thefrolickingmole

    Roger

    So thats ok then, Australian money going to challenge PNG development?
    http://www.edonsw.org.au/international_program
    It also receives money from Norway, and France, government and a few “foundations” (one established in 1964, the other in 1957, so zombie money cannibalized by the left) and the execrable John Conner (Climate institute) pops up in the report as well.

  3. marcus classis

    Schlichter nails it.

    Have you noticed that if you fail to do, think, and vote exactly the way that the liberals and their Fredocon minions demand, you’re a racist, sexist, homophobic, child molesting, greedy, NRA terrorist determined to murder kids? Yeah, you probably have. And you’ve probably also realized that if you do everything that the liberals and their Never Trump minions demand, you’re still a racist, sexist, homophobic, child molesting, greedy, NRA terrorist determined to murder kids.

    When you understand that, you’re on your way to being conservative woke.

    Maocolm Turdball take note… oh, who am I kidding?

    The next actual conservative leader of Australia take note. The crown is sitting there in the gutter, waiting to be picked up.

    You’ll have to wash the Turdball’s urine off it, though.

  4. DrBeauGan

    Joe
    #2582662, posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    And yet the left are so vulnerable. Beyond satire. Laughing at the daft buggers is just so easy. Why isn’t there more of it?

    Because they won. All such mockery applies only to their enemies and they hold all the outlets.

    There’s always the interwebzy thingo, Joe.

  5. Joe

    There’s always the interwebzy thingo, Joe.

    Yup, completely Balkanised. Sites you or I might visit would never be visited by the great unwashed. Sites they visit, I shudder to even pass by.

    In both cases, sites have gatekeepers to ensure that their captured demographic finds what they want to find – so that they keep coming back.

    NONE of this equates to good government and social cohesion.

  6. Mother Lode

    Attempted terrorist attack in NY (Bangladeshi with bodgey pipe bomb – only injured himself) but CNN will not be distracted from the big picture:

    How much Diet Coke Trump drinks in a day.

    CNN – The Most Busted Name in News.

  7. Rae

    Kate Jones (lifetime achievement – unseating Campbell Newman)

    Campbell Newman was easily the worst Premier QLD has ever had. For getting rid of him, Kate Jones should be made a Dame in the next Australia Day Honours.

  8. herodotus

    Funny how Dastyari had to go before Bennelong, rather than after Christmas as previously rumoured.

  9. herodotus

    Both Bolt and Henderson have had problems with the ABC for a long time. To say that Bolt didn’t have an issue while appearing on Insiders is incorrect. He was usually the only panel member who’d say anything contrary, as is Gerard.

  10. feelthebern

    If Sammy D & his relationship with China is the new standard, look out the rest of parliament & their relations with the US.

  11. calli

    We do taste tests weekly no to refine the final product.

    Need help? 🙂

    There was one fast-service pizza place in Chatswood that had a set up like those hotel toasters – the conveyor belt ran under a salamander and cooked it to perfection. You bought the product in increments of 100mm! Rectangular, but crispy crust and even cooking. Easy to package up too.

    Food at markets is the way to go. So much low quality stuff for sale, occasionally you get a designer just starting out and bag some really nice things.

  12. calli

    And good luck! I’m still stuffing around with my idea, so you’re way ahead.

  13. Motelier

    Rae
    #2582676, posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Just more wasted pixels.

  14. Roger

    Roger So thats ok then, Australian money going to challenge PNG development?

    Of course not; I’d defund it pronto, as I believe Barry O’Farrell did in the past but it was subsequently restored. Iirc this is the same mob that’s been engaged in lawfare against Adani.

    My point was simply that it’s an NGO.

  15. min

    Shorten given half an hour to run down Turnbull on ABC why is it John Alexander is not given equal opportunity?

  16. Motelier

    calli

    It really is hard work.

    I tasted one pizza, steak and garlic prawn, which was just so wrong on so many counts. The hero should be the steak and prawns, not the garlic, so you will see where the went wrong.

    Another uses pizza bases based on pita bread, while another used bulk machine made ones similar to what you can purchase at colesworthaldi.

    The mass produced bases are all the same. We want homemade dough that is unique to our brand.

  17. Motelier

    And, I haven’t even started on a brand name or signage yet.

  18. Tom

    Thanks, Mote. I have saved your 12.27pm post and await progress reports. Looks sound to me. Good luck.

  19. marcus classis

    The Fourth Stage Of American History

    Well worth a read. And click on the map.

  20. feelthebern

    Lol.
    That’s one way to change the outcome of Newspoll.
    Change the guys who run it.
    Turdbull is clearly behind this.

    From the Oz.
    Sorry if paywalled.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/print/yougov-acquires-newspoll-administrator-galaxy-research/news-story/d10926d6d7a8e9c6a3755f98cf404361

  21. Dr Faustus

    Ive never seen Jackie Trad perform in parliament or on camera. Is she an aggressive, abrasive type?

    Moderately; unlike Palacechook, she is a strong performer and good with details. She is relentless on the politics and optics of whatever issue she is dealing with – you don’t get a discussion or debate, you get the Trad policy position. Which is rigidly left/green, with all the economic realism you might expect from someone with a career devoted to public service politics.

  22. thefrolickingmole

    Ive got a startup Im dying to try out, but wont have the time or dough to crack on with it for another 2 years…

    Also an amazing idea for an app, but no idea who to pitch it to.

    Then i have by million dollar idea, but ill never have the million dollars to get it up and running….

    I hate ideas you cant act on, so good luck Mote, and Im assuming you realize the different types of wood give different flavors to the pizzas, something we found out while doing wood fired roast meats.
    Snakewood was some of the best stuff we found.
    http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/node/961

  23. Motelier

    Thanks, Mote. I have saved your 12.27pm post and await progress reports. Looks sound to me. Good luck.

    🍻

  24. Mother Lode

    Fuck off, Socktimus.

  25. calli

    Mote, had you thought of doing a basic Margherita crust and adding fresh toppings to order? It would speed up supply.

  26. calli

    And…you could have fun heating up selected toppings with a blowtorch. What’s not to love?

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    And, I haven’t even started on a brand name or signage yet.

    Trailer Trash Pizza®.

    Done.

  28. C.L.

    Apparently the crying kid was bullshit. The mother did it to collect some cash for a fund.

    No, it wasn’t bullshit.
    Apparently, leftists found a Confederate flag on Mom’s Facebook page and decided to destroy her and encourage people to turn on the boy.

    If you see a leftist today, punch him in the face.

  29. Motelier

    ATM we are making IMHO “to die for” basic pizzas. It was getting the dough right flavourwise.

    You can always tell a handmade pizza by the base. Our bases always look different.

    Our target is a maximum of 50 per hour from the trailer setup.

    But there are so many things that can go wrong.

  30. Rae

    Shorten given half an hour to run down Turnbull on ABC why is it John Alexander is not given equal opportunity?

    Allowing Alexander to also run down Turnbull would be overkill. But it might improve Alexanders chances in next Saturdays by-election.

  31. cohenite

    Paraphrasing the former Chairman of Macquarie Power, Evan Rees re: AGL and Liddell:

    AGL typifies the hypocritical “Rent Seekers” who are gaming their particular industry through exploiting the opportunities presented by Government’s ignorantly developed, empirically unsupportable policies to comply with the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 goals ( ‘directives’) of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. In AGL’s case, it is their clever exploitation of the ‘Renewable Energy Subsidies’ and the ruthless pricing of the ‘Spot Market’ resulting from increasing grid instability and decrease in available ‘Base Load Power’. This highly profitable activity for AGL has contributed to Australia’s Energy Crisis with our country now suffering amongst the world’s highest consumer electricity costs. This unnecessary Government generated energy cost escalation is causing rising private citizen real financial stress and driving remaining manufacturing off shore or out of business and setting Australia to becoming the “Asian White Trash Banana Republic”.

    AGL tell us that in order to address the ‘Energy Crisis’ they are proposing shutting down Liddell Power Station by 2022 because it is ‘Old, obsolete and at the end of its working life’. and replacing it with ‘Renewables’ that need Taxpayer subsidies to be viable.

    Evan Rees told me that Liddell was not an obsolete plant when Macquarie Power handed over Liddell:
    • The four 500MW steam Turbines had recently been progressively refurbished (effectively replaced) to achieve higher efficiency and had an expected additional life of 20 to 25 years.
    • The automatic control systems for the station had been replaced and were as up to date as any in Australia achieving relatively efficient performance.
    • it was dispatching to the Grid at $30/MWh
    • Liddell was showing an Internal rate of Return > 20%
    • AGL is now dispatching to the grid at > $100/MWh

  32. calli

    I’ve used the same base recipe since the early 80’s. It’s knead in the food processor or stand mixer, prove once.

    I just remembered – I got it from the SMH weekend magazine. Back when the paper was worth reading and the rivers of gold were flowing.

  33. Motelier

    Calli

    Looking at all things to speed up supply, but the cooking time is the problem.

    We will get there.

    MrsM being pushy wants to open this Friday using a popup gazebo type stall.

    😳

    But as someone said upthread, market stall food can be pretty ordinary, so we want to way above that standard.

  34. notafan

    The Italians are all about wood fired but I notice in Padua the hole in the wall one was gas and even in the middle of barely no tourists winter was doing as much business as it could handle.
    Called Speedy Pizza

    it wasn’t the best I ever had (that was a pizza al funghi in Assisi) but it was good.

    You are right though it has to start with a good base.

  35. Motelier

    Trailer Trash Pizza®.

    Uhhhhmmmmmmmm. No thanks.

    I know you are trying to help, but please.

  36. notafan

    Apparently, leftists found a Confederate flag on Mom’s Facebook page and decided to destroy her and encourage people to turn on the boy.

    And that too.

    How could she possibly know her post would go viral?

  37. DrBeauGan

    But there are so many things that can go wrong.

    There always are when you tackle something new. Beat them down, one at a time, until you win!

  38. Motelier

    And the setup planned for the trailer does not need electricity to run on-site. Battery and LED’s.

    I know about the differing woods, and wood fired, but getting the temp right is more important. Our oven has a small smoker attachment if we feel inclined.

    Or taste tests so far have been really encouraging, but we are cooking slower than target rates, and we have to maintain consistency up to 50 an hour.

  39. • it was dispatching to the Grid at $30/MWh
    • AGL is now dispatching to the grid at > $100/MWh

    All you need to know in those two figures.

  40. Motelier

    Dr BG

    I rather think of it as chewing throuh the problem one mouthful at a time.
    😋

  41. Dr Faustus

    He bemoaned lack of quality in the mobile pizza business. Soggy pizzas, unheard of flavor combinations. So MrsM and I have been on a road trip around SEQLD looking at the market, and he is right.

    A business opportunity right there if it is done properly. As this one in New Farm does.
    It’s all about the base – and ‘less is more’ toppings.

  42. The Dreadful Heat™ should be enough to cook a pizza.

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Uncle Motes W$g-Fired Pizzas®.

    Done.

  44. thefrolickingmole

    Uncle Motes W$g-Fired Pizzas®.

    With the tagline “theres a little bit of Mote in every mouthful’…

  45. notafan

    Don Stimporelli’s Mafiolosi Pizza

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Dreadful Heat™ should be enough to cook a pizza.

    Quite so. But as announced earlier in the blog, there is an inferno impending. It will burn the crust to a black crisp.

  47. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you can guarantee bases to be good then there is always:

    Dough Nuts Pizza®.

  48. calli

    Trailer trash won’t work.

    Now, “Trailer Tratt” might.

  49. Entropy Pizza.

    “Entropy Pizza, can I take your order?”

  50. Motelier

    The Dreadful Heat™ should be enough to cook a pizza.

    Been done to death.

  51. Nick

    Bolt was happy with the ABC when he was getting paid sitting on the couch on Insiders.

    I’m not so sure of that. From memory, he was pretty strong about the ABC hilts he was a panelist there.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    Uncle Mo’s Pizza Bro’s®.
    *no bacon.

  53. Mater

    Wood fire pizza from a trailer?

    Hells Hitchen!

  54. Motelier

    LOL,

    Youse are all doing my head in.

  55. Dr Faustus

    AGL tell us that in order to address the ‘Energy Crisis’ they are proposing shutting down Liddell Power Station by 2022 because it is ‘Old, obsolete and at the end of its working life’.

    Controlling the timing of the Liddell closure creates an opportunity for AGL to capture the battery storage investment needed to harvest the system support market opened up by closing Liddell.
    Strategic feedback rent seeking.

  56. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Liberal Base®.

    Done.

  57. Motelier

    Stimpy,

    You should get a jerb in Advertising or Marketing.

    Really, you should. Never let it be said that there is a bad idea in those two skill sets.

  58. thefrolickingmole

    You could offer genuine Fakhari Pizzas?

  59. The Liberal Base®.

    Nope. Bad message.

    The Liberals kneed some dough.

  60. thefrolickingmole

    I suppose Fat Pizza is out of the question?

    (Australia’s finest comedy)

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    You can always tell a handmade pizza by the base.

    ♠ Ace The Base ♠

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    Base Desires Pizza®.

    Done.

  63. Chris

    Base Desires Pizza®.

    Done.

    Done, indeed.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    New York City blast: Bomb detonated in subway station, injuring three, bomber in custody
    Sarah Blake and Lena Bell in New York, News Corp Australia
    December 12, 2017 7:00AM

    THE family of an alleged would-be suicide bomber who attempted to blow himself up on the New York subway has slammed authorities over their investigation into the suspected terror attack.

    The family of Akayed Ullah have hit out over what they say are heavy-handed tactics from law enforcement.

    The New York Postreports, the family were “outraged” by the work of investigators, in a statement released on their behalf.

    “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations.

    “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.”

    It was not immediately clear if the four-year-old or the teenager were were related to the suspect.

    The family continued to criticise the way the investigation was handled.

    “These are not the sorts of actions we expect from our justice system,” the statement read.

    “We have every confidence that our justice system will find the truth behind this attack and that we will in the end be able learn what occurred today.”

    The comments came as shocking video footage emerged of the moment one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs was hit by the suspected terror attack, when a bomb was ignited on a Manhattan subway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour.

    The suspect has been identified as a Bangladeshi national. Would the family rather the Bangladeshi cops were carrying out the investigation?

  65. Zyconoclast

    Obviously for the ABC types they can easily type and f3llate at the same time.
    The reporter won’t bother to rinse her mouth preferring to savour the stain that Sam has left behind.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-12/sam-dastyari:-murky-links-with-chinese-businessmen-ended-career/9249216

    Sam Dastyari and the murky links with Chinese businessmen that ended his political career

  66. John Constantine

    Deakin university law school calling for weeks of rage at turnbull.

    The banning of foreign political donations will hit Australia’s hordes of leftie activist groups hard.

    The communists of deakin outright say that only foreign godless commos funding Australia’s activists can keep them agitating for the economic genocide of our country.

    Traitors, funded by evil empires to sabotage the economy, bleating because their free stuff could be cut off.

    Hang em, draw em and quarter them.

    To encourage the others.

  67. Anne

    Cohenite, you know that free energy exists, electricity taken from the air.

    It had already been discovered but Tesla reinvented it. Unfortunately, for him and humanity, it was un-meter-able so never got out of his laboratory.

    Imagine a world with unlimited no-cost electricity, unlimited desalination of water.

    We could green the Sahara.

    Toroidal energy.

  68. Nick

    “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.”

    What of the rights of any child walking past as that maggot set off his planned explosion?

  69. Chris

    The communists of deakin outright say that only foreign godless commos funding Australia’s activists can keep them agitating for the economic genocide of our country.

    Ah, in the gulags how we long for the days when the NUS would fund a ‘printing press’ for Mugabe’s freedom fighters.

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.”

    We are the victims here!! Yawn.

  71. Empire

    The communists of deakin outright say that only foreign godless commos funding Australia’s activists can keep them agitating for the economic genocide of our country.

    Traitors, funded by evil empires to sabotage the economy, bleating because their free stuff could be cut off.

    Hang em, draw em and quarter them.

    Personally I would prefer no show trials when the Second Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed, but clearly that won’t be feasible.

    Incarcerating low level moochers with hardened tax hooverers is undesirable. Therefore a second banishment facility will be required (in addition to Maralinga).

    Can any mineral Cats recommend a decent rehabilitated mine site for the purpose? Must be at least 1,000 kms from a capital city and preferably have an airstrip and rail access. Oppressive climate is a desirable bonus.

  72. calli

    Thoughtful article over at Sultan Knish on the Peace Process zombie.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We are the victims here!! Yawn.

    Stand by for the first reports of a hijab ripped off.

  74. Eddystone

    A pizza joint in the small town where I work advertised as “A Slice of Heaven”, with a billboard outside showing a bikini clad girl with the lower part of the bikini being a pizza slice.

    Local wowsers got it taken down.

  75. Chris

    Can any mineral Cats recommend a decent rehabilitated mine site for the purpose? Must be at least 1,000 kms from a capital city and preferably have an airstrip and rail access. Oppressive climate is a desirable bonus.

    I’m recommending paste fill stopes. Properly ‘incarcerated’ backfill does not complain. Rail access? Sounds… stylish, like a Hugo Boss greatcoat.

    Maybe we should think this through a bit more.

  76. Chris

    A pizza joint in the small town where I work advertised as “A Slice of Heaven”, with a billboard outside showing a bikini clad girl with the lower part of the bikini being a pizza slice.

    Delightful eats!

  77. Roger

    “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents.”

    Bottom line:

    You can have your rights at law preserved unconditionally at all times or you can have Muslim immigrant communities in the West incubating terrorists. But not both. And that applies to Muslims, too.
    Got it? Good.
    Suck it up like the rest of us or go home.

  78. Must be at least 1,000 kms from a capital city and preferably have an airstrip and rail access.

    Heard Island. No rail or air.
    But at end of sentence you have to find you own transport home.

  79. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    WESTERN Bulldogs premiership player Clay Smith has taken his wife’s last name on Instagram, and is set to make the change on the football field as well.

    Smith, 24, married his partner Sarah O’donohue in October. Both have since changed their names on social media to ‘O’donoghue Smith’.

    Get some balls dude.

  80. So he tooks his wife’s father’s name? Moron.

  81. cohenite

    Toroidal energy.

    Anne, I’m more a fan of Casimir and Zero Point Energy.

  82. Chris

    So he tooks his wife’s father’s name? Moron.

    I am torn on this.
    His name, his business;
    or
    Moron.
    I will embrace the healing power of ‘and‘.

  83. classical_hero

    There was such a pizza venture out West. When my cousin had an engagement party, he hired a pizza van to do the catering. The pizza’s were good, but he made a desert pizza that was to die for.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But at end of sentence you have to find you own transport home.

    Release only to be granted, to those who are able to swim back to the mainland.

  85. Release only to be granted, to those who are able to swim back to the mainland.

    Harsh. But fair.

  86. We could do air drops of the incarcerated onto Heard Island.

  87. notafan

    Noticing very much how taking 4 year olds outside is equivalent to trying to murder scores of people

    As if these children would never go outside in the normal course of events

    The right thing to do would be to send the entire extended family back to Bangladesh, their reaction says everything we need to know about their loyalty to the USA.

    once again muslim terrorist family call on Obama’s beloved CAIR to represent them

    he’s also a so called chain migrant (and yes the US was way short of taxi drivers in NY

  88. mh

    From the UK’s Independent newspaper in 2000:

    According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

    Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

    Today, from the BBC:

    The Met Office has extended yellow warnings for snow and ice until 11:00 GMT and the AA warned driving could be “hazardous”.

    Hundreds of schools are to stay closed for a second successive day.

    Temperatures were forecast to hit -15C (5F) on Monday night, making it the coldest night of the year.

    The Met Office’s warning covers Wales, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of England – including the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, London, the South East, East, South West and North West.

  89. The right thing to do would be to send the entire extended family back to Bangladesh, their reaction says everything we need to know about their loyalty to the USA.

    I think that is right in situations involving chain migration.

  90. Anne

    Toroidal energy.

    Anne, I’m more a fan of Casimir and Zero Point Energy.

    That sounds interesting, Cohenite.

    Do you think that might be what they’ve used to burn Southern California?

    There’s no doubt some form of directed energy weapons were used. Several witness reports of blue lasers/beams/lightning coming from the sky.

    Also the fire pattern is bizarre. Cars burned to a shell on melted rims right next to a tree in full leaf next to a house razed to the ground.

    Government officials telling people not to clean up themselves – may be dangerous.

    Same as 9/11.

  91. Boris

    Did you notice Dastyari actually did not vote for SSM?

  92. Rae

    Pizza Botulinum” – “To Die For

    Make sure you give the local hospital ample notice of the opening day.

  93. Rae

    Here’s Motes in Your Eye

  94. Fisky

    Deport the entire clan. Now!

    Breaking911‏Verified account @Breaking911

    JUST IN: Family of NYC terror attack suspect releases statement, saying they’re “outraged” by actions of law enforcement – WABC

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    WESTERN Bulldogs premiership player Clay Smith has taken his wife’s last name

    I don’t blame him.
    I bet he spent 13 years at school being called Potty.

  96. notafan

    City of Footscray must be patting themselves on the back for going with Merry Festive Season decorations this year

    People saying Merry Christmas have only themselves to blame if they get Christmas terrorised

    subway bomber chose spot because of Christmas posters

  97. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2582808, posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Fuck off Libby M.

  98. notafan

    Ian Miles Cheong reports that

    The goFundMe for Keaton is a scam run by someone unaffiliated to the family.

    Humanity is doomed.

  99. Robber Baron

    Received an email from a Victorian Government department. On the bottom of the email was printed the following:
    “This office is based on the land of the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations.
    We acknowledge their history, culture and Elders both past and present. “

    I would think the owner of the office building would be aghast that the Victorian Government doesn’t respect private property rights.

  100. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I’m recommending paste fill stopes. Properly ‘incarcerated’ backfill does not complain. Rail access? Sounds… stylish, like a Hugo Boss greatcoat.

    Maybe we should think this through a bit more

    Banishment Camp Bravo will be for short term “guests”. Transport logistics are relevant.

  101. stackja

    On December 13, a Japanese demand for the surrender of Hong Kong was categorically rejected.

  102. http://joannenova.com.au/

    South Australians as “the world’s renewable crash test dummies”.

    Which reminds me. What is the power outlook for SA and VIC tomorrow?

  103. cohenite

    Toroidal energy.

    Anne, I’m more a fan of Casimir and Zero Point Energy.

    That sounds interesting, Cohenite.

    Do you think that might be what they’ve used to burn Southern California?

    My understanding is the heat in California emanates from the collective IDs of the lefties which is then converted into negative energy similar to what happened in Forbidden Planet. I’ve always thought California was run by Robby the Robot who can’t control the IDs of the lefties!

  104. Empire GTHO Phase III

    We could do air drops of the incarcerated onto Heard Island.

    Ah, no. Way too expensive.

  105. Top Ender

    Ranking military generals across time.

    Interesting….

  106. testpattern

    Binjari Buk, great Xmas present for kids. Yakai Beibigel!

    ‘This fabulous set of Binjari Buk –all in Kriol (with English subtitles)– is being launched tomorrow in Katherine, NT. MILE graduate and Project Manager at the Indigenous LIteracy Foundation, Tina Raye, brokered ILF support for the Kriol literacy work being undertaken by Denise Angelo, a MILE lecturer and linguist. Denise has been working on Kriol at Binjari, a small Aboriginal community near Katherine. The entire Binjari Buk series has been written and illustrated by the women of the Binjari Buk Mob. In their first foray into book publishing, the Binjari women have produced 3 board books, 3 picture books and 3 chapter books.’

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214101326745527&set=gm.1753023868103439&type=3&theater

  107. stackja

    Robber Baron
    #2582824, posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm
    Received an email from a Victorian Government department. On the bottom of the email was printed the following:
    “This office is based on the land of the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations.
    We acknowledge their history, culture and Elders both past and present. “

    I would think the owner of the office building would be aghast that the Victorian Government doesn’t respect private property rights.

    So owners are

    Elders Limited is an Australian-based agribusiness company that provides products such as livestock, farm supplies and grain as well as financial services to the farming community in Australia and New Zealand.

  108. Ah, no. Way too expensive.

    You could save a lot of money. No ‘chutes. No staff required at the facility.

  109. Port Authority bombing suspect targeted hallway because of Christmas posters

    So a Leftist fellow-traveler.

  110. testpattern

    ‘Port Authority bombing suspect targeted hallway because of Christmas posters’

    probably these ones

    https://i.redd.it/9kvuto9kgn5y.jpg

  111. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2582831, posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    Ranking military generals across time.

    Interesting….

    Modern generals performed relatively poorly in the model. American general George S. Patton, described by historian Terry Brighton as “among the greatest generals of [World War II],” accumulated only .9 WAR. The failure of modern generals to perform well in WAR may be attributable to changes in warfare which have prevented individual generals from participating in a large number of battles.

    Did Ike and Omar stop George?

  112. Louis

    Anne I don’t know what rubbish you have been reading but Tesla never he discovered or invented ‘free energy pulled out of the air’.

    His failed experiment was the wireless transmission of power, but that power was traditionally generated. Yes Westinghouse were not keen because it would be a problem to properly meter people’s usage but it was also not a success. He could not get sufficient power transmitted far enough.

    There are plenty of books on Tesla and this vision of his that ultimately sent him broke, not that he was ever good with money or marketing. He had plenty of real inventions to be impressed out.

  113. H B Bear

    Looks like Googles G diversity policy is going to make every ALPBC channel into a comedy channel. The Green-Left Weekly Radio Hour (lunch time edition) formerly known as The World Today, always the looniest of the Green-Left Weekly Radio Hours, had a segment on Trump vows to send man back to the Moon, and Mars featuring David Corporal, aerospace engineering student Queensland University “… who wants to become Australia’s first indigenous astronaut.” At least he’ll have good access to the computer labs.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is for TP.

    This Muslim Terrorist Rally in Times Square Shows Why Today’s Attack Happened

    “With spirit and blood we’ll redeem al Aqsa!” shout the hundreds huddled under the neon arch that is the 42nd Street subway entrance. “There is only one solution, Intifada revolution!” And then, to top off the frenzy of religious hatred and incitement: “J-ws, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning.”

    New York City authorities would never have tolerated a Klan rally in Harlem shouting about bringing back slavery. Khaybar references are the same exact thing. But the Sarsorization of politics has legitimized such behavior.

    Sound like an excellent bunch of candidates for deportation.

  115. Fisky

    Port Authority bombing suspect targeted hallway because of Christmas posters

    Oh he didn’t get the memo that Muslims really LOVE Christmas and the beloved “prophet Jesus” (PBUH)?

  116. Baldrick

    How very ABC. The national broadcaster comes out spruiking Communist Party, anti-Australian talking points:

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    China slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘hysterical, racist paranoia’ and its diplomatic anniversary with Australia is unlikely to mend relations

  117. Roger

    Did you notice Dastyari actually did not vote for SSM?

    He was attending a funeral, Boris.

  118. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Pell’s legal team applies the heat…..from the paywalled Herald-Sun..

    LAWYERS for Cardinal George Pell have sought to subpoena material from a prominent victims’ advocacy group with a former Supreme Court judge now involved in the case.

    The Cardinal’s legal team told the Melbourne Magistrates Court today they had reached an agreement with the Broken Rites victims’ group in relation to subpoenaed materials but were still in negotiations with the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan.

    Former Supreme Court judge Jack Rush, QC, was in court for today’s hearing and told magistrate Belinda Wallington he had been advising Ms Milligan in relation to her subpoena.

    Earlier this year Melbourne University Press published a Walkley Award-winning book about Cardinal Pell written by Ms Milligan.

    But it was later pulled from shelves in Victoria after he was charged.
    “MUP is taking all reasonable measures to withdraw Cardinal: the rise and fall of George Pell by Louise Milligan from sale in Victoria now that Cardinal Pell has been charged,” the publisher said at the time.

    The book was released on May 15 and contained allegations about sexual assaults in Ballarat between 1976 and 1980 and in East Melbourne between 1996 and 2001.

    Cardinal Pell’s Rome office labelled the book “an exercise in character assassination”.

    The court heard Cardinal Pell’s lawyers were hopeful of reaching an agreement with the ABC and Ms Milligan about which documents they would release.

    I haven’t copied/pasted the whole thing

  119. Nick

    In their first foray into book publishing, the Binjari women have produced 3 board books, 3 picture books and 3 chapter books.’

    Wicked whitey strikes again.

  120. stackja

    2GB reports: concerns about solar panel safety.

  121. Fisky

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    China slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘hysterical, racist paranoia’ and its diplomatic anniversary with Australia is unlikely to mend relations

    Interesting that Bill Shorten echoed those sentiments today.

  122. stackja

    The Moribund Barking Toad
    #2582854, posted on December 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Cardinal Pell was not in court for today’s administrative hearing, and was not required to be.

    Cardinal Pell is expected to face a month-long preliminary hearing next March over the allegations.

    Dozens of witnesses, including former choirboys, will be called during the preliminary hearing.

    Prosecutors say they have allocated two weeks for complainants in the matter to be cross-examined, but do not yet have an accurate estimate of how long that could take.

    The specific charges being faced by the Cardinal, or the number of alleged offences, are not yet known.

    The Cardinal has taken leave from his post as the Vatican’s finance chief but has vowed to return to the top job once he clears his name.

    His high-profile lawyer, Robert Richter, QC, has repeatedly said Cardinal Pell would vigorously fight every charge brought against him.

    When he was charged in June Cardinal Pell made a statement proclaiming his innocence.

    “I’m innocent of these charges. They are false. The whole idea of sex offences is abhorrent to me,” he said.

    “News of these charges strengthens my resolve, and court proceedings now offer me an opportunity, to clear my name and then return to my work in Rome.

    “I am looking forward ­finally to having my day in court,” he said.

    The matter will return to court on December 21.

  123. Fisky

    Prominent Never Trump ™ “conservative” spouting Far Left propaganda –

    Max Boot‏Verified account @MaxBoot
    14h14 hours ago

    Max Boot Retweeted The Daily Beast

    So it appears the Port Authority terrorist was from Bangladesh, a country not on Trump’s travel ban, and had been here 7 years. In other words, he was radicalized in US. This is the real risk we face—and Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

  124. stackja

    Aussie music stars blow whistle on abuse
    Jonathon Moran, Chief Entertainment Writer, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    SOME of Australia’s top female musicians have backed the Me Too movement against abuse of power in the industry.

    Missy Higgins, Clare Bowditch, Adalita, The Preatures, Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby are among the hundreds of women to have signed an open letter to the Australian music industry.

    “We are women who work in the Australian music industry. We are artists, musicians, managers, lawyers, booking agents, record label employees, publicists and more,” the letter reads.

  125. calli

    There’s no doubt some form of directed energy weapons were used. Several witness reports of blue lasers/beams/lightning coming from the sky.

    Area 51 peoples. Has to be.

    You heard it here first.

  126. stackja

    Sydney train delays: Chaos caused by ‘100-year-old train stations’
    Tyron Butson, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    YESTERDAY’S train chaos — which saw commuters stranded at Town Hall and Wynyard stations for hours — occurred because Sydney’s century old train stations can’t accommodate the sheer number of modern commuters, NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says.

    A fatality on the tracks in Western Sydney triggered a citywide delay during peak hour, with commuters at Wynyard and Town Hall stations told to walk to alternative transport.

    Other spent more than an hour in the hot, crowded stations because of delays.

    Mr Constance today said the inner city stations were simply not built for so many commuters.

    “It’s a massive challenge — you’ve got narrow platforms, you’ve got public safety in mind. These are narrow platforms that were built 100 years ago,” he told 7 News.

  127. testpattern

    ‘Wicked whitey strikes again’

    So, Dutton’s citizenship proposals really were inspired by the racist WA Native Citizenship Act of 1944

    ‘Such application shall be in the prescribed form supported by a statutory declaration signed by the applicant to the effect that he wishes to become a citizen of the State, that for the two years prior to the date of the application lie has dissolved tribal and native association’

    ‘Before granting any application brought under the provisions of the preceding section, the magistrate
    shall be satisfied that
    (a) for the two years immediately prior the applicant has adopted the manner and habits of civilised life;
    (b) the full rights of citizenship are desirable for and likely to be conducive to the welfare of the applicant;
    (c) the applicant is able to speak and understand the English language;
    (d) the applicant is not suffering from active leprosy, syphilis, granuloma or yaws;

    ‘a magistrate may suspend or cancel a Certificate of Citizenship if he is satisfied that the holder
    (a) is not adopting the manner and habits of civilised life; or
    (b) has been twice convicted of any offence under the Native Administration Act, 1905-1941, or of habitual drunkenness; or
    (c) has contracted leprosy, syphilis, granuloma or yaws.

    https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/pco/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_12046.pdf/$FILE/Natives%20(Citizenship%20Rights)%20Act%201944%20-%20%5B00-00-00%5D.pdf?OpenElement

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    2GB reports: concerns about solar panel safety.

    I was amused that some weeks ago, after I plugged up all the various nest sites in my yard, the indian mynahs went off and built their nest under the solar panels of a house across the road.

    Which consisted of packing lots of dry twigs and grass and other flammable material like bits of chip packets (they like the plastic for nest lining for some reason) under the panels.

    I can see why solar panels might therefore represent a fire hazard…

  129. Nick

    So it appears the Port Authority terrorist was from Bangladesh, a country not on Trump’s travel ban, and had been here 7 years. In other words, he was radicalized in US. This is the real risk we face—and Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

    So, if appeasement works, how come Trump is to blame when Mr. Musbag was radicalised during his seven years as a resident during the Obama Presidency ?

  130. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Fine Cotton trainer Hayden Haitana dies at 72

    Brenadan Cormick
    The Australian
    2:32PM December 12, 2017

    Hayden Haitana, who found infamy as the trainer in the Fine Cotton Affair, has died. He was 72.

    Haitana had survived two strokes but was admitted to hospital and was gravely ill earlier this month.

    Haitana went to jail and was warned off all racecourses for life for his in the 1984 substitution of the better-performed Bold Personality for Fine Cotton in August, 1984 at Eagle Farm.

    The ring-in, involving some of racing’s leading figures, was one of the biggest scandals in Australian turf history.

    The organisers were set to win an estimated $1.5 million.

    From the Oz. For equestrian type Cats.

  131. stackja

    Fisky
    #2582860, posted on December 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Max gets the Boot?

  132. Tel

    Anne I don’t know what rubbish you have been reading but Tesla never he discovered or invented ‘free energy pulled out of the air’.

    The free energy comes if you put up a large enough antenna and achieve resonance with the natural electricity of the Earth’s atmosphere. That was the original Tesla plan. Some of his physical resonance experiments like shaking bridges and shaking steel building frames tended to piss off the authorities… but actually modern engineers pay a lot of attention to resonance, but like all authorities they found it easier to say, “Hey stop doing that!” instead of “Hmmm, we should think about that.”

    I mean, you can get free energy already today with a small antenna… you just don’t get very much, but your radio wouldn’t work at all unless some kind of signal was coming in.

    The main questions are whether such a large antenna can be built, whether it is worth it for the amount you get back, and how intermittent the flow will be (e.g. electrical discharge from clouds, etc).

  133. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2582871, posted on December 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Hayden Haitana, trainer at centre of 1984 Fine Cotton racing scandal, dead at 72
    Craig Cook, The Advertiser
    December 12, 2017 1:28pm
    Subscriber only
    Ring-leader John Gillespie was also jailed and heavyweight bookmakers Bill Waterhouse and son Robbie Waterhouse, the husband of leading trainer Gai Waterhouse, were banned for 14 years for their part in the scandal.

  134. notafan

    So it appears the Port Authority terrorist was from Bangladesh, a country not on Trump’s travel ban, and had been here 7 years. In other words, he was radicalized in US. This is the real risk we face—and Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

    What a load of tripe

    The bomber already admitted he was responding to a call by ISIS.

    Plus he would have read that best seller Jihad for Dummies

  135. Roger

    Interesting that Bill Shorten echoed those sentiments today.

    Perhaps Bill has his eyes on a sinecure on a Chinese company board after the Albanese-Plibersek coup?

  136. testpattern

    [email protected] lives! Malaysia Gov copies his use of satire as a tool of the powerful against the powerless!

    Ruling Party’s Art Show Riles Malaysian Satirical Artists

    ‘two prominent Malaysian visual satirists, graphic artist Fahmi Reza and political cartoonist Zunar questioned why the ruling party was allowed to get away with exhibiting such pieces when they got into trouble with the authorities for their art that skewered Najib and other UMNO leaders.

    “Satire has always been the weapon of the powerless against the powerful,” Fahmi, who has been charged with sedition for depicting Najib in clown face’

    http://www.benarnews.org/english/news/malaysian/umno-art-12062017151459.html

  137. Rae

    Motelier, best wishes for the new venture. How about these for House Specials?

    Retro Pizza: Yesterdays tastes all over again.

    and

    Repeat Offender: Eat it if you dare.

  138. Tel

    New York City authorities would never have tolerated a Klan rally in Harlem shouting about bringing back slavery. Khaybar references are the same exact thing. But the Sarsorization of politics has legitimized such behavior.

    Trump has achieved a huge propaganda win. With one statement (not even a full executive order and so far has not resulted in any official action) he was able to provoke a bigger shitstorm than his typical tweet can do. The result inevitably makes the people overreacting look like tantrum kids… thus providing an excellent distraction. Trump is a master at this kind of thing, and yet here we are doing it all over again.

    It’s sad and depressing to be honest.

  139. old bloke

    Motelier
    #2582693, posted on December 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    And, I haven’t even started on a brand name or signage yet.

    “Pizza de Wheels”, good luck with your venture.

  140. Roger

    The Quran as usually quoted by apologists for the religion of peace after a terror attack:

    “…whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption done in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” Quran 5:32a

    That quote in its context:

    We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption done in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. Quran 5.32a,b

    Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth to cause corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. Quran 5:33

  141. Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

    If words get the alligators to stick their heads up out of the swamp, I would rate that as a good thing.

  142. stackja

    An earlier era:

    Liberty Quote
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

    — H.L. Mencken

  143. Bruce in WA

    Travelling Trattoria

    Peripatetic pizza

  144. johanna

    Baldrick
    #2582852, posted on December 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    How very ABC. The national broadcaster comes out spruiking Communist Party, anti-Australian talking points:

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    China slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘hysterical, racist paranoia’ and its diplomatic anniversary with Australia is unlikely to mend relations

    The subtext is that Sam Dastardly was really just trying to maintain good relations with China in the face of a hysterical, racist and paranoid government. Poor Sam is the victim here.

  145. C.L.

    Pell trial … looks like Victoria Police has illegally destroyed evidence:

    … Ruth Champion, for Victoria Police, said her client could object to releasing some documents if the cardinal’s lawyers maintained their request.

    Ms Champion said police had found some of the papers requested, but had encountered difficulties finding others.

  146. Tim Blair –

    Dastyari’s departure speech might’ve resonated more deeply if it hadn’t been delivered in Mandarin.

  147. JC

    Thanks for clarifying that story about the kid, CL.

    Faith in human nature is restored (selectively though)

  148. notafan

    That is what I love about the Quran

    it makes so much sense

  149. cohenite

    Max Boot‏Verified account @MaxBoot
    14h14 hours ago

    Max Boot Retweeted The Daily Beast

    So it appears the Port Authority terrorist was from Bangladesh, a country not on Trump’s travel ban, and had been here 7 years. In other words, he was radicalized in US. This is the real risk we face—and Trump’s anti-Muslim talk increases the danger.

    It’s not Islam’s fault, it’s our fault; the brain dead head of ASIO, Duncan lewis said the same thing:

    https://twitter.com/renee_westra/status/922982574216982528

  150. thefrolickingmole

    I recommend this method for the disposal of our problematic peoples, Heard island is at best a stopgap measure.

    Free flights.

  151. Ivan Denisovich

    The Quran as usually quoted by apologists for the religion of peace after a terror attack:

    Indeed, Roger. Howard Kainz:

    In sum, a chronological/biographical reading of the Koran brings out the tremendous differences between the earlier and later parts. There is no jihad in the Meccan Koran, no anti-Semitism, only peaceful calls for conversion. But in Medina, we have the gradual formation of a veritable army, inspired to literally conquer the world for Islam.

    The “religion of peace,” therefore, does have some Koranic foundation, but as Islamic history and contemporary events make clear, there is perhaps even greater Koranic justification for violent jihad.

    https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/12/09/the-two-religions-of-the-koran/

  152. JC

    I wonder how it feels… getting body slammed by the prez by name.

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    16h16 hours ago

    Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.

  153. Roger

    That is what I love about the Quran it makes so much sense

    Regrettably it makes perfect sense to the Takfiris/Jihadists/Salafists/Wahhabis/Excitable Losers:

    Purveyors of blasphemy and corruption must be killed.

  154. Helen

    calli
    #2582713, posted on December 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve used the same base recipe since the early 80’s. It’s knead in the food processor or stand mixer, prove once.

    Calli, share? 🙂

  155. testpattern

    ‘calls for conversion’

    ‘Had Wills consulted recent academic work on conversion in early Islam, he would have learned that there is a lively debate about whether or not Muhammad believed he was founding a separate religious commu-nity, or merely initiating a monotheistic reform movement that would include J*** and Christians. If Muhammad was not creating a separate community, then the whole notion of “conversion” is an anachronism, reflecting later Muslim views and not the views of the Prophet. ‘

    http://www.academia.edu/35188837/What_is_the_Quran

  156. C.L.

    Ace posts a rare flaming skull:

    Wife of Senior DOJ Official Demoted for Bias Worked for FusionGPS, the Firm Behind the Phony RUSSIA Dossier That Was Subsequently Used to Procure a FISA Warrant

    By the way, the FBI and DOJ have not confirmed that the Steele Dossier was used to get the FISA warrant, but they continue refusing to answer that question, even when posed by Congressmen with oversight authority, so I’m taking that as proof positive the fake Steele Dossier was used to contrive the FISA warrant and get this whole covert op against a duly-elected president started.

    And the demoted DOJ Assistant AG, Bruce Ohr (note: not the more famous demoted FBI agent revealed previously, Peter Strzok) just so happened to be married to a woman working for FusionGPS, which paid RUSSIAN sources for disinformation.

  157. Ivan Denisovich

    Pell trial … looks like Victoria Police has illegally destroyed evidence:

    Completely unsurprising. What odds the shredders of Louise Milligan and MUP are currently in heavy usage?

  158. C.L.

    Another CNN humiliation …
    Don Surber reports:

    At the very moment — 8:45 a.m. — when New York police were briefing reporters about a terrorist attack, CNN had breaking news of its own. President Trump drinks up to 12 cans of Diet Coke a day.

    Ridicule on Twitter:

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/cnn-shows-it-could-not-cover-fire-in.html

  159. Tel

    By the way, the FBI and DOJ have not confirmed that the Steele Dossier was used to get the FISA warrant, but they continue refusing to answer that question, even when posed by Congressmen with oversight authority, so I’m taking that as proof positive the fake Steele Dossier was used to contrive the FISA warrant and get this whole covert op against a duly-elected president started.

    Is he really saying that FISA exists in a place where the record cannot be inpsected by a Congressional Committee with full oversight authority? WTF?!? Surely they just turn up and say, “We are here to check the records, thanks.”

  160. Gab

    I think Trump is sending CNN people quite insane. LOL

  161. Roger

    Indeed, Roger. Howard Kainz:

    Thanks Ivan.

    Yes, the doctrine of abrogation that jihadists subscribe to means the Medina verses supersede the Mecca verses.

    There is also the matter of Islamic casuistry in regard to relations with non-Muslims: when Muslims are weak, they plead for peace, but as they become stronger they become more aggressive in intent.

  162. johanna

    Motelier, if you can make great pizza, it will be a winner for sure, assuming that you set it up to make a profit.

    95% (conservatively) of pizza sold in this country is horrible. In over 20 years, I have found one place – La Capanna in Kingston – that makes decent pizza in this part of the world. When I lived in Sydney, there was a Mom and Pop tiny Italian joint nearby that made magnificent pizza.

    And that’s it. Every other pizza I’ve tried has been shyte – cardboard dough, cheap and nasty toppings, gluey and flavourless cheese, etc. That includes multiple places that claim to sell ‘gourmet’ products.

    Oh, forgot Woodstock which used to be in Garema Place in Canberra, which made acceptable, but not brilliant, pizzas. Their seafood version was very good indeed. Sadly, they closed a long time ago.

    There’s definitely a market niche there.

  163. C.L.

    Well, regarding Louise Milligan, The Australian reports today that she will plead the fifth journalist’s privileges of the Evidence Act. Which is to say, she intends to refuse to provide information about her collusion with Victoria police – who are now saying via their barrister that, ‘yeah sorry ‘n stuff but we’ve lost some of the evidence. Can’t find it.’ And this coincides with Commissioner Ashton taking a leave of absence for ‘health’ reasons.

    No pong here at all.

  164. In the schoolyard known as the Middle East everybody has great respect for the kid holding the biggest stick.
    And everybody runs to his side and stands behind him.

    Until a bigger kid with a bigger stick arrives.

    That’s all you need to know about ME politics.

  165. Victoria police – who are now saying via their barrister that, ‘yeah sorry ‘n stuff but we’ve lost some of the evidence. Can’t find it.’

    VICPOL have a longstanding problem with police dogs that get loose and eat evidence.
    Every judge knows this.

  166. H B Bear

    The ALPBC staff co-op is naturally sympathetic to other collectivist organisational structures.

  167. testpattern

    And it’s bye bye tourist industry …

    East Timor considering contraceptives ban for unmarried women and girls

    ‘The policy would ban contraceptives for anyone but married couples. Unmarried women and teenage girls would instead be directed to use the Billings method, where a woman uses her own monthly cycle to calculate which days are safe to have unprotected sex.

    “The new family planning program will reduce the incidence of pregnancy and … reduce the risk of abortions,” the program states, citing God and the Catholic church in its recommendations.’

    http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=260819#.Wi9z6vNrx58.twitter

  168. H B Bear

    Australia’s most politicized police force already in trouble and the trial hasn’t even started. Go long popcorn futures.

  169. johanna

    Make of this what you will:

    Chinese tourists spent a whopping $253 million in the ACT over the past year, according to figures from the latest International Visitor Survey.

    The survey found that more than 51,000 Chinese tourists visited the ACT in the past 12 months, accounting for 46 per cent of all tourism spending.

    and

    More than 170,000 tourists visited Parliament House, 151,000 went to the Australian War Memorial and 63,000 went to the National Museum.

    Hmmm …

  170. Australia’s most politicized police force already in trouble …

    Pfft. That’s nothin’. Wait till you see our magistrates and judges!

  171. calli

    Calli, share? 🙂

    Sure. Cats, avert your eyes while I go into the T-mix scatter cushions zone.

    September 8, 2002 Daily Life Pizza (makes 2 thin and crispies)

    3/4 cup warm water, 1/2 tsp sugar, 2tsp yeast granules, 2 cups plain flour, 1tsp salt, 2tblsp olive oil. Oven set at 210C fan, 220C normal

    Activate the yeast with water and sugar. Watch it fizz. Flour, salt in food processor. Run the motor and gradually add the yeast mixture then the oil. It will form a nice soft ball after a minute. If it’s still a bit grainy, add a tiny bit more water. Run the processor for another minute to knead. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with gladwrap and leave in a warm place to double in size (usually an hour). Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute by hand (it should feel nice and springy). Halve and roll out each one thinly. If you are a show-off, twirl.

    Put onto a scone slide (I put a scattering of polenta on to ensure no sticking) and top with the usual, not too much, mind. Cook 15 minutes.

    Eat.

  172. C.L.

    East Timor considering contraceptives ban for unmarried women and girls

    Good policy.

  173. Morsie

    On the Croatian island of Korcula we went to a pizza restaurant.We were handed a menu in English.Amongst the usual suspects was “smallpox pizza with dalmatian sauce”.We did not take the opportunity to find out what it was.

  174. Snoopy

    Thanks for that TP. Now we know the attraction of East Tiimor. Fortunately small boys won’t be inconvenienced.

  175. Dr Faustus

    So, Deb Frecklington Queensland Opposition leader and Tim Mander Deputy.
    Probably the only sensible choice.

    Palacechook is only three reprobates away from losing the confidence of parliament.

  176. Makka

    If Muhammad was not creating a separate community, then the whole notion of “conversion” is an anachronism, reflecting later Muslim views and not the views of the Prophet. ‘

    Other than some fairytales, there is no real evidence Mo even existed.

  177. JC

    Tubby Ashton is on extended sick leave, so I’m guessing he isn’t around to to explain how the evidence was lost. Convenient.

    Tubby said he was exhausted from the workload and needed the time off.

    I believe him.

  178. Dr Faustus

    95% (conservatively) of pizza sold in this country is horrible.

    And priced accordingly. Anyone paying $6.35 to put Signor Domino’s fine product in their mouths deserves obesity, diabetes and coronary disease.

  179. JC

    DOC Melbourne has the best pizza in Australia. Nothing else comes close except Mimis in New York, which closed down in the past 12 months because the landlord was a greedy sack of shit.

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    BREAKING NEWS
    Toilet paper maker issues profit warning
    Shares in the company behind the Sorbent and Libra brands have fallen after it warned of a drop in full year profit.

    Must be more Moozlies in the country than previously estimated. The company should be selling rocks in packs of three to offset losses.

  181. calli

    And before I get the but you said it was an 80’s recipe – it is. WW Italian Cooking Class Cookbook circa 1980. Went with me to PNG highlands where there were no fast food places at all. Everything had to be made from scratch. The measurements in the update are a bit simpler, all the ratios are the same, except the new one has a little less oil.

  182. Rae

    Ovation of the Seas has a pizza bar where you can specify whatever base and toppings you want. Free, gratis, already included in your booking cost.

  183. thefrolickingmole

    Heres a prime example of deceptive reporting by selective reporting…

    Western Australia: children stealing food because they are not being fed at home
    Researchers from Edith Cowan University say many have fallen through the gaps of child protective services

    Apparently there is no other identifying factor other than they are “children”…

    Children are breaking into houses to steal food because they are not being fed at home and many have fallen through the gaps of child protective services, according to a new study.

    Researchers from Edith Cowan University interviewed 87 children aged between 11 and 17 who had been brought before the Western Australian children’s court in the first half of 2017.

    More than half of the interviewees were facing a charge of burglary. Of those, 20% said they broke into houses in search of food.

    “I got stuff from the freezer,” one respondent said. “I go for the food but I didn’t take anything else.”

    Criminologist Natalie Gately said the majority of burglaries conducted by children were crimes of opportunity and took place in groups in the middle of the day. Most targeted money or jewellery, but those who looked for food appeared motivated only by hunger.

    “The kids who stole food were only going in for food and the implication was that no, they are not getting it at home,” Gately said. “There’s no parents at home saying to them: get up, have some breakfast, brush your teeth, go to school. That daily supervision and monitoring is missing.”

    Gately said the research was initially conducted as a crime prevention tool, to learn how young people were targeting houses.

    But the findings indicated high levels of exposure to domestic violence, parental incarceration, homelessness and disconnection from any form of schooling or supervision, which she said could not be addressed through the criminal justice system.

    Of the 87 children interviewed, only nine said they attend school “regularly” and 47 said they had either been expelled or suspended.

    One 11-year-old said they had not to their knowledge been enrolled in school. “I don’t know where it is,” they said.

    And it finishes with the usual pap of “locking kids up is causing the damage”

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Other than some fairytales, there is no real evidence Mo even existed.

    You doubt the word of the sacred Quran? A volume which tells us that the city of Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims, because the Prophet Mohammed dreamed one night that he and the Archangel Gabriel, rode a winged horse, to the site of the Temple in Jerusalem. There they met several prophets, including Jesus, Abraham and Moses. Mo led them all in prayer, before he and the Archangel ascended to the Gate of Heaven by a fine ladder. You doubt this? To the top of the tallest building with you!

  185. thefrolickingmole

    Bloody Bird words…..

    Heres a prime example of deceptive reporting by selective reporting…

    Western Australia: children stealing food because they are not being fed at home
    Researchers from Edith Cowan University say many have fallen through the gaps of child protective services

    Apparently there is no other identifying factor other than they are “children”…

    Children are breaking into houses to steal food because they are not being fed at home and many have fallen through the gaps of child protective services, according to a new study.

    Researchers from Edith Cowan University interviewed 87 children aged between 11 and 17 who had been brought before the Western Australian children’s court in the first half of 2017.

    More than half of the interviewees were facing a charge of burglary. Of those, 20% said they broke into houses in search of food.

    “I got stuff from the freezer,” one respondent said. “I go for the food but I didn’t take anything else.”

    Criminologist Natalie Gately said the majority of burglaries conducted by children were crimes of opportunity and took place in groups in the middle of the day. Most targeted money or jooellery, but those who looked for food appeared motivated only by hunger.

    “The kids who stole food were only going in for food and the implication was that no, they are not getting it at home,” Gately said. “There’s no parents at home saying to them: get up, have some breakfast, brush your teeth, go to school. That daily supervision and monitoring is missing.”

    Gately said the research was initially conducted as a crime prevention tool, to learn how young people were targeting houses.

    But the findings indicated high levels of exposure to domestic violence, parental incarceration, homelessness and disconnection from any form of schooling or supervision, which she said could not be addressed through the criminal justice system.

    Of the 87 children interviewed, only nine said they attend school “regularly” and 47 said they had either been expelled or suspended.
    One 11-year-old said they had not to their knowledge been enrolled in school. “I don’t know where it is,” they said.

    And it finishes with the usual pap of “locking kids up is causing the damage”

  186. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2582956, posted on December 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Ovation of the Seas has a pizza bar where you can specify whatever base and toppings you want. Free, gratis, already included in your booking cost.

    How very Grigoryesqe. Reminds me of this:
    Grigory M
    #1570439, posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:56 pm
    I enjoyed a 2 day break with friends in the Illawarra – even did some beach fishing on both days. On the way home last night we detoured via the Auburn Maccas for dinner… After dinner, we purchased some Krispy Kreme donuts from the adjacent outlet, and have tonight enjoyed the last of them – Caramel Iced, and Chocolate Mud Cake

  187. candy

    Deb Frecklington and Ms Pakacechook look like sisters, same hair colour and style, similar face and figure. Almost twins.

  188. H B Bear

    Graegooglery’s sock friends aren’t very discerning diners by the sounds of it. Are these your Twitter experts too Graegs?

  189. Geriatric Mayfly

    After dinner, we purchased some Krispy Kreme donuts from the adjacent outlet,
    and washed it all down with Krispy Kreme beer. It’s on its way. See yesterday’s post.

  190. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Sundance calls out the Dirty Digger’s fake polling for the GOPe and the consequences of swamprats attempting to steal the republic.

    There’s a level of anger far deeper and more consequential than expressed rage or visible behavior. Cold Anger does not need to go to violence. For those who carry it, no conversation is needed. You cannot poll or measure it; and even those who carry it avoid discussion. And that decision has nothing whatsoever to do with any form of correctness.

    Cold Anger is not hatred, it is far more purposeful.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/11/media-manuevers-to-manipulate-alabama-voters-once-again-murdochs-fox-gope-agenda/

  191. Motelier

    3/4 cup warm water, 1/2 tsp sugar, 2tsp yeast granules, 2 cups plain flour, 1tsp salt, 2tblsp olive oil. Oven set at 210C fan, 220C normal

    We might have started with that one. Have to check.

    No thermomix here though.

  192. Rae

    Motelier,

    Maybe the Cat personality presently cruising on that ship cares. I don’t know, she’s been unusually quiet. Hope she’s ok.

  193. Motelier

    Oh, BTW.
    MrsM chuckled at “The Liberal base”.

    Should make a few lefty heads explode.

  194. thefrolickingmole

    Does it smell of old lady and home brand moisturizer here again?

  195. egg_

    The Liberal Base®.

    Trump’s Moon Base Alfalfa?

  196. Viva

    95% (conservatively) of pizza sold in this country is horrible.

    Couldn’t agree more Johanna. The pizzas I tasted in the UK seemed almost a different dish. The very best IMO was served not in Italy as one would expect but in Albi in southern France. I’d go back just for the pizza!.

  197. Gab

    I love the WW cook books, Calli. I have collected about 10 of them!

  198. Makka

    Maybe the Cat personality presently cruising on that ship cares. I don’t know, she’s been unusually quiet. Hope she’s ok.

    Yeah sure you do. Knowing Grigs the creep is lurking around the pizza bar , he/she will make a bee line for it.

  199. Cactus

    Just saw some of the spin playing Sam as a Victim. FMD.
    He should be outta parliament on s44 (not because of his birth). He has demonstrable allegiance to China.

    How can Barnaby Joyce and Jackie Lambie be out on s44 and him not. Can anyone really say they think they are in the thrall of a foreign power? Whereas Sam.

    FMD – Victim? Treason….

  200. calli

    Chortle. I’ve just been lizard wrangling. Wondered why the dog looked worried – a great bluetongue had made its way into my studio and was sunning itself on the sill. The beastie is now relocated under the pool coping, nice and warm with a chance of escargots.

  201. egg_

    Does it smell of old lady and home brand moisturizer here again?

    Grigs probably goes cruising in Depends, in case of explosive diarrhoea?

  202. thefrolickingmole

    On pizza places, this chap makes some of the nicest you are likely to eat, operates from the side of a dunny block at the Cooke point Rec club in Port Hedland.

    Hed be a good bloke to poach his dough recipe off if you ask nicely.

    Club Pizza Cook Point, Port Hedland

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooke-Point-Rec-Club/184871601543178?nr&nr_page_id=597718190353377

    I think they were going to demolish the place, unsure if they have yet.

  203. johanna

    WW Italian Cooking Class Cookbook circa 1980.

    Many of the Womens Weekly cookbooks were very good indeed. They did the hard yards of testing their recipes to destruction, till they were as foolproof as is humanly possible.

    Trivia note – I have my mother’s Graham Kerr cookbook from the 1960s. The screaming queen TV star did know how to cook, though. The recipes are great.

  204. egg_

    Knowing Grigs the creep is lurking around the pizza bar

    Look for the guy with arseless jodhpurs and a riding crop?

  205. John Constantine

    Contraception ban for women, but open slather for Viagra for the male pensioners of the knights of the southern cross.

    Just saying that I have heard a few wymynsys mock this conflict, and I could see where they were coming from.

    Old blokes swallowing Viagra like expensive smarties, ready to go all the time, the same blokes lecturing women against tablets that stop them getting pregnant to viagrahorned beasts.

  206. Rae

    Does it smell of old lady

    Not from me. I’m a Digital Native.

  207. testpattern

    fake art or fake art experts?

    ‘At Katherine in the Northern Territory, Sullivan showed an Indonesian-made bullroarer to a group of senior tribal men sitting around a campfire. (The flat wooden instruments, spun at the end of a cord to create a pulsating sound, still have “secret-sacred” status in remote communities.) “One of the old men, who knew nothing about fake art, said, ‘Where did you get that?’ And I told him, ‘From a local tourist shop here. But it came from Bali.’

    http://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/5114016/the-booming-trade-in-fake-indigenous-art/?cs=1837

    But guys, guys, the Marind in Merauke [Indon] have bullroarers too. And just down the track from Katherine in Numbulwar the people share some myths with the Marind. tch tch.

    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/312001

  208. max

    SBS glamourpuss newsreader Janice Peterson has her hair down tonight, looking like a mother arriving for duty at the school tuckshop.

    FFS. If I watch SBS I want Mata Hari.

    The dark red lipstick and heavy eyeliner is the right idea.

  209. cohenite

    Had Wills consulted recent academic work on conversion in early Islam, he would have learned that there is a lively debate about whether or not Muhammad believed he was founding a separate religious commu-nity, or merely initiating a monotheistic reform movement that would include J*** and Christians. If Muhammad was not creating a separate community, then the whole notion of “conversion” is an anachronism, reflecting later Muslim views and not the views of the Prophet. ‘

    All this is irrelevant. The West overanalyses islam. It must be judged by what it does. If you indulge in discourse about the miniature of text the argument is lost because the interpretation which prevails is the that of the strongest, most vicious muslim.

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chortle. I’ve just been lizard wrangling. Wondered why the dog looked worried – a great bluetongue had made its way into my studio and was sunning itself on the sill.

    The one in my yard likes mince and toes…

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Muslims told no religious reason not to stand for judge
    MATTHEW BENNS, The Daily Telegraph
    December 12, 2017 9:54am
    Subscriber only

    AUSTRALIAN Muslims have been told there is no religious reason why they should not stand for a judge in court or why women should not uncover their faces.

    The guidance from the Australian National Imams Council comes after a string of Muslim defendants have refused to stand for judges in court.

    Moutia Elzahed, the wife of a convicted Islamic State recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi, was the first person to be charged under new disrespectful behaviour laws when she refused to stand for District Court judge Audrey Balla.

    Her barrister Clive Evatt told the civil court his client “won’t stand for anyone except Allah”.

    Separately she has been granted leave to appeal a decision by Judge Balla to dismiss her lawsuit against police. Judge Balla refused to allow her to testify unless she uncovered her face.

    Her actions followed a string of defiant refusals to stand in court including Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai, jailed for 18-years for a shooting in a Western Sydney gay nightclub, and IS-inspired Sulayman Khalid and Mohamed Almaouie, who planned to attack Australian Federal Police officers.

    But now Muslim leaders have said there is no reason in the teachings of Islam why any of these defendants should not stand in court.

    “Standing up for the Magistrate or Judge is a sign of respect to the court. This sign of respect is also reflected in the teaching of Islam,” said the Explanatory Note on the Judicial Process and Participation of Muslims.

    It said the teachings of the Prophet told people to “stand up for your chief”.

    The note said it was acceptable to follow custom and lower or bow the head to the magistrate or judge when entering or leaving the courtroom.

    The imams also said “it is not contrary to sharia law for a woman to uncover her face when she is giving testimony in court.”

    Magistrates or judges could also look at a woman’s face to “know or identify who she is.”

    “If called upon to give evidence in court, it is not contrary to sharia law for a woman to uncover her face and for it to remain uncovered when she is giving evidence so that the magistrate or judge may identify her,” it said.

    It’s not finally starting to sink in, is it? Australians aren’t going to be taken for mugs forever?

  212. calli

    I love the WW cook books, Calli. I have collected about 10 of them!

    Just counted 29 on the shelf plus the originsl hardcover, published 1970. First picture – a chicken liver paté with a glistening jelly top. Made it heaps of times. The recipes are full of debbildebbil butter and alcohol.

  213. cohenite

    There is also the matter of Islamic casuistry in regard to relations with non-Muslims: when Muslims are weak, they plead for peace, but as they become stronger they become more aggressive in intent.

    It is Islam’s only tactic and it is both simple and effective. our Western politicians need to horse whipped for not understanding and accepting this.

  214. cohenite

    I suppose it’s only to be expected that Australian politicians do not understand islam when they do this sort of thing:

    Labor Party members on the public works committee of South Australia voted to keep the full costs of the state’s emergency generators a secret following a recent cost blow out.

    The generators, set to cost South Australian taxpayers more than $400 million dollars, were installed to provide emergency energy when South Australia experiences yet further blackouts.

    The announcement has provoked outrage across the state, as the Weatherill Labor Government demolished the coal-fired Northern Power Station which could have been kept open for as little as $8m a year.

  215. Stimpson J. Cat

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    China slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘hysterical, racist paranoia’ and its diplomatic anniversary with Australia is unlikely to mend relations

    You cheeky Ratf$ckers!
    Shut the f$ck up and make yourselves useful and modernize chopsticks.

  216. Baldrick

    The note said it was acceptable to follow custom and lower or bow the head to the magistrate or judge when entering or leaving the courtroom.

    They still don’t know what they’re talking about. A bow is to the Coat of Arms above the magistrate or judge, not to the magistrate or judge.

  217. Tintarella di Luna

    Many of the Womens Weekly cookbooks were very good indeed. They did the hard yards of testing their recipes to destruction, till they were as foolproof as is humanly possible.

    My Italian mamma used to read Margaret Fulton’s Italian recipes and blanch at the amount of garlic she used.

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They still don’t know what they’re talking about. A bow is to the Coat of Arms above the magistrate or judge, not to the magistrate or judge.

    That’s something I didn’t know, Balders, thank you.

  219. Neil

    The announcement has provoked outrage across the state, as the Weatherill Labor Government demolished the coal-fired Northern Power Station which could have been kept open for as little as $8m a year.

    Plus it would have saved the jobs at the Leigh Creek coal mine supplying coal to the power station

  220. johanna

    News from the front of the heatwave/extreme weather event which the BoM has been issuing dire warnings about.

    It hit about 31C here today, currently 28C. No birds have dropped from the skies. The kangaroos on the Golf Course opposite my joint are contentedly cropping away in the shade.

    The aircon is doing its duty, about 21C where I sit. Regular readers might like to know that the portable unit I bought for the bedroom is doing the job just fine.

    Tomorrow, they are forecasting 34C, and people are being advised to ‘drink plenty of water’ and ‘stay out of direct sun.’

    FFS.

  221. Dr Sir Major General

    … the sacred Quran? A volume which tells us that the city of Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims, because the Prophet Mohammed dreamed one night that he and the Archangel Gabriel, rode a winged horse…

    Not so. The Qur’an has the Prophet being borne to the Farthest Mosque (which is not explicitly revealed to be in Jerusalem); the story of Burak, the winged horse, as well as the Farthest Mosque’s being located in Jerusalem, came from a Hadith.

  222. calli

    Remember Paully, the Cat’s resident chef? And when C.L. asked what a roux was? Good times.

  223. Baldrick

    Check out the picture from Dice in this tweet. Says it all about the state of the Lame Stream Media:

    Mark Dice @MarkDice
    CNN vs Fox News after a member of ISIS tried to suicide bomb New York City Monday morning.

  224. Mitch M.

    Finally, an approach to neurodegeneration that gets to the core. Not sure if this approach will work for other forms of dementia because Huntington’s is a special case. Nonetheless transcription based approaches will be fundamental to further progress rather than that stupid focus on amyloid and tau. I don’t know why they focus on that so much because the presence of those proteins means the horse has well and truly bolted. Way too late in the causal chain.

  225. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WA Police cadet program boosts indigenous representation on the force
    Kate Campbell, PerthNow
    December 12, 2017 2:50PM

    THESE babies in blue are the faces of “positive discrimination”.

    In a campaign championed by new police Commissioner Chris Dawson, the WA Police Force’s cadet program is open only to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders in a bid to boost indigenous representation.

    Last week at a ceremony at the WA Police Academy chapel, 23 cadets were awarded their certificates in general adult education from North Metropolitan TAFE — a key component of successfully completing their cadetship, which sees them wear the uniform, get paid between $29,000 and $47,500, embedded in police stations to witness the frontline first-hand and mentored by officers.

    Four of those cadets — Jacob Collard, 22, Mark Tye, 25, Maddison Ugle, 18, and Tiarna Eades, 20 — were ecstatic when Mr Dawson announced they were no longer cadets, but fast-tracked to the academy, bringing their dreams of being sworn police officers even closer to reality.

    Mr Collard said being a cadet provided invaluable first-hand experience and that the focus on increasing the Aboriginal presence in the police force was a “fabulous” initiative.

    Recruiting, and fast tracking on the grounds of race, should go down real well with the rest of the force, shouldn’t it?

  226. It hit about 31C here today, currently 28C. No birds have dropped from the skies. The kangaroos on the Golf Course opposite my joint are contentedly cropping away in the shade.

    5 degrees now, feels colder, going down to 2 tonight, no snow yet, which is good as i doin’t feel like shovelling 2 feet of global warming from the front door

  227. Delta A

    It hit about 31C here today, currently 28C.

    We hit 27 in the terrifying South Australian heat. Cooling now… ah! Noice.

    Not saying where we are, not because I’m worried all you fun Cats will drop in for drinkies, but mainly because… well, I think you know why.

  228. johanna

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2583002, posted on December 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Many of the Womens Weekly cookbooks were very good indeed. They did the hard yards of testing their recipes to destruction, till they were as foolproof as is humanly possible.

    My Italian mamma used to read Margaret Fulton’s Italian recipes and blanch at the amount of garlic she used.

    Heh.

    But as I’m sure you know, Tinta, ‘Italian cooking’ is merely a huge agglomeration of regional cuisines, with wide variations on even standard dishes.

    When the WW book on Italian cooking came out, garlic was still regarded as stinky stuff eaten only by w*gs in much of the community.

    I still remember the first time I ate a really garlicky dish – it was garlic prawns at the Costa Brava Spanish restaurant (Liverpool Street, Sydney) in about 1969. Cutting edge cuisine at the time. I loved it!

  229. vr

    DOC Melbourne has the best pizza in Australia.

    Ladro the one on Greville St used to be pretty good. Haven’t been there in a while.

  230. H B Bear

    Recruiting, and fast tracking on the grounds of race, should go down real well with the rest of the force, shouldn’t it?

    Well at least they can recognise all their cousins on the high speed chases. That should help.

  231. JC

    vr

    Sure, but trust me on this, DOC is actually better. The white base/mushroom is extraordinary cuisine 🙂 Exquisite.

  232. vr

    JC — I been to the one in the Mornington Peninsula. It was ok. Perhaps the Melb one is better?

  233. Bruce of Newcastle

    Recruiting, and fast tracking on the grounds of race, should go down real well with the rest of the force, shouldn’t it?

    When the inevitable happens they’ll be squirming like worms in the fire.
    Sunday:

    In the Damond case, still waiting

    Three months ago the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension turned over its file in the July 15 shooting of [Aussie] Justine Damond by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Freeman has vowed to make the prosecutorial decision himself rather than submit the case to a grand jury. We therefore await Freeman’s charging decision in this apparently outrageous case.

    As I recall Noor, a Somali immigrant, was fast-tracked into the Minneapolis PD despite…issues. The shooting of Damond was odd to say the least, since he fired from the driver’s side of the car past his partner and hit her through the passenger side window.

    And yes it looks like all the SJWs-in-blue in the MPD are squirming like worms right now hoping against hope the whole thing will go away.

  234. JC

    But as I’m sure you know, Tinta, ‘Italian cooking’ is merely a huge agglomeration of regional cuisines, with wide variations on even standard dishes.

    So are every other major world cuisine. What do you think frog food is if not regional? Bouillabaisse possibly the best way to ever eat seafood is a dish from southern France. The entire area was stolen from Genoa by the frogs in the mid 1800’s. My mother’s ancestors were part of the ethnic cleansing, as the frogs threw out everyone who resisted the takeover.

    Every dish is regional, you nimbus.

  235. JC

    vr

    Possibly just personal taste, as I don’t think there would be much variation between them. Someone once told me there are two styles of pizza. There’s the Roman, thicker crust, which I prefer and then there’s the thinner crust ( particularly in the middle), which hails from Naples.

    Dunno if it’s true. but there you go.

  236. Makka

    From ALPBC, leaping to the defence of the filth.

    It’s good to see the Persian Pimp go down but it’s clear the Libs are up to their neck in Chinese donations too.

    Federal Liberals insist it is not as politically damaging for them to have received donations from Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo as it is for Labor’s Sam Dastyari.
    Key points:
    •Mathias Cormann received $20,000 from Huang Xiangmo
    •Liberals argue the difference is that Dastyari used cash for personal expenses, not campaigning
    •The ALP banned foreign donations last year, the Liberals have not followed suit

    Senator Dastyari resigned today because of continued pressure over his links to China, including to businessman Huang Xiangmo.

    Federal Labor stopped taking foreign donations last year but the Liberal Party has not adopted the same approach.

    Disclosure documents uncovered by the ABC reveal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann received a $20,000 donation from Mr Huang last year.

    The money was used for Senator Cormann’s election campaign.

    Today Senator Cormann argued all appropriate disclosures were made.

    “All of those donations are lawful and declared,” he said.

  237. JC

    Makka
    #2583028, posted on December 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    From ALPBC, leaping to the defence of the filth.

    It’s good to see the Persian Pimp go down but it’s clear the Libs are up to their neck in Chinese donations too.

    So what though? As everyone knows, the Libs are less likely to be bought by the Chicoms, whereas the amoral Liars party is extremely prone to be bought and do the Chicom’s bidding. That’s 100% as we saw from the poodle cross.. the ALP’s dastyari.

  238. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not so. The Qur’an has the Prophet being borne to the Farthest Mosque (which is not explicitly revealed to be in Jerusalem)

    I’m working from an English translation, which gives Jerusalem as the site in question, but regardless of whether it’s the Quran or the Hadiths, a claim that someone had a dream that they rode a winged horse somewhere seems a pretty tenuous link to claim such an area, particularly considering the actual history of the place.

  239. egg_

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    China slams Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘hysterical, racist paranoia’ and its diplomatic anniversary with Australia is unlikely to mend relations

    “That Trumble plick should get da Craw!”

  240. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bladrick – one of the comments in your linked tweet:
    Replying to @MarkDice
    …and blew his own nads off. He is now qualified to be a Democrat.

    Wondering if this is true, and if medicos in NY City are desperately trying to sew them back on. A spare eunuch for the harem I would say.

  241. JC

    Stop being silly with this even-handed bullshit, Makka. Leave that to LINOs and RINOs, you idiot.

  242. egg_

    Mathias Cormann received $20,000 from Huang Xiangmo

    Teh Cormannator Huang about with the right folk?

  243. johanna

    Every dish is regional, you nimbus.

    As usual, JC allows personal animus to cloud his judgement, such as it is.

    According to JC, bangers and mash is a ‘regional’ dish, as is bacon and eggs.

    What a dickhead.

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