Wednesday Forum: December 13, 2017

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  1. nemkat

    Re Maxine McKew. Thinking laterally, MM is not necessarily 44, but could well be 4 + 4 = 8, a very auspicious number indeed. Maybe the Bennelong voters realized later that 44 should apply, so they dumped her at the next election.
    That makes sense.
    Let’s break this down:
    John Alexander = 1685 + 135615459 = 20 + 39 = 59 =5+9 =14 = 5. Inauspicious.
    Kristina Keneally = 29912951 + 25551337 = 38 + 31 = 69 [famous number] =6+9 = 15 = 1+5 =6.
    Slightly more auspicious.
    Conclusion:
    Kristina has norks.
    Alexander was a tennis player [sometime last century].

  2. OneWorldGovernment

    Overburdened
    #2584087, posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    OWG no good that you’re more fucked up than me. Go figure. I don’t do war stories. Where would you stop eh. I’ve done my yarnin now

    Don’t snivel to me.

    All I asked is that you break up your stream of consciousness type shit into something that real human ‘beens’ can read.

    Fuck off.

  3. egg_

    Kristina Keneally accuses Malcolm Turnbull of implying that Asian-Australians are not “fully-fledged members of Team Australia”.

    Confucious say “Eddie’s gurl should not speak with mouthful”.

  4. Steve trickler.

    Done zero research, but you get the feeling with these “Flash Mobs” that paperwork and permission has been signed and obtained before taking place? Don’t know for sure.

    I wonder what would happen, here in Australia, if the crew of a Symphony Orchestra decided to descend on any particular place of interest and interrupt the joint without notice and permission?



  5. OneWorldGovernment

    John Constantine
    #2584089, posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    In yarragrad, a sixty nine year old female pensioner that grabbed her shotgun when a carload of strangers drove up to her isolated rural house at night, ignoring the signs saying no entry, no trespassing, private property has been crushed by the State.

    The old girl has been disarmed and her property put in the gun crusher.Plus vicpol inform all crims she is alone, isolated and now disarmed.

    Where was that John C?

    As in what area.

  6. egg_

    Conclusion:
    Kristina has norks.

    But Billy’s are bigger.

  7. OneWorldGovernment

    Surely it is TIME TO TELL STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS to fuck off because you muslim dick lickers cannot protect anyone.

  8. Bron

    Hi Steve trickler.

    Been waiting for an excuse to post my favorite contrived flash mob:

  9. C.L.

    Kristina Keneally accuses Malcolm Turnbull of implying that Asian-Australians are not “fully-fledged members of Team Australia”.

    What a disgusting person she turned out to be.

  10. Bron

    DrBeauGan, may I transfer you $10,000 to your Plus500 account on the understanding that you will transfer me $3000 per week, minus your commission.

    There is something I don’t understand about all this.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In yarragrad, a sixty nine year old female pensioner that grabbed her shotgun when a carload of strangers drove up to her isolated rural house at night, ignoring the signs saying no entry, no trespassing, private property has been crushed by the State.

    When I ‘had the farm” I confronted a carload of the indigenous – drunk and truculent, on the place, certainly without any permission, and had just driven through a mob of lambing ewes – an act comparable to driving a tank, through a maternity ward.

    “Ay, white count, Aboriginal land – always was, always will be. What’s your name?”

    “Snowy Rowles” says I – let Doctor Google be your friend – “and there’s a fvcking great heap of mallee roots over there.” They did leave, but I don’t think they got the historical reference.

  12. Steve trickler.

    Bron
    #2584099, posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm
    Hi Steve trickler.

    Been waiting for an excuse to post my favorite contrived flash mob:

    All the best, but that is horrible. Awful.

  13. twostix

    American women who give up their american citizenship to live in Australia on a permanent basis are always deeply suspect.

  14. Infidel Tiger

    No one successful or talented ever leaves America.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Kristina Kenneally has the Bob Hawke factor….
    Shitty morals, no ethics but nice hair

  16. Makka

    American women who give up their american citizenship to live in Australia on a permanent basis are always deeply suspect.

    A greeny , feminist or hippy.

  17. pete m

    AWESOME!!

    On to USA and some big bucks for a deserving Horn!

  18. Moore arrived at the polling station on horseback.
    It’s a fucking Senate election, not a rerun of Bonanza.

    Americans ain’t just like us with a new accent.
    Americans really are different.

  19. OneWorldGovernment

    If I had John Howard right here in front of my face I would smack him.

    Not only was the ‘treasurer’ for scum bag Fraser, and all that mad so called Liberal Party of Australia shit at that time.

    BUT

    He created the legislative shit to get his dumb fuck brother out of trouble and hence we have unions that control superannuation.

    He created the RET that has taken us from the lowest cost electricity to the highest

    He signed up for Kyota by abusing and using state based laws.

    As far as I am concerned John Howard should be dead.

  20. zyconoclast

    The ALA did make attemps to amalgamate with the AC but nothing came from it. I understand that the door hasn’t been firmly shut though. Kirralie Smith, who stood as an ALA NSW Senate candidate in the last elections, joined the AC as she has been a long term friend of Cory Bernadi through their shared Christian faith.

    The ALA is opposed to further Muslim immigration, if you’re happy with more of them coming, then vote for whomever you want.

    I want all immigration stopped for at least 3 years just to see how that works out.

    A possibility of good AC candidates in the Senate and State upper houses is still better than potentially great ALA candidates with no chance.

    Its a numbers games. If you don’t have the numbers, you don’t get to play.

  21. The Western Australian Government, in it’s desperate urge to save money on education, is closing down the “School of the Air.” – using radio to supplement home schooling for children in remote areas, who would otherwise be sent away to school. Disgusting, disgraceful and shameful, but those who live in outback Western Australia, don’t usually vote Labor…

    Ffs, going for the big savings there. Mind you, it may be difficult to administer safe schools propaganda over a two-way.

    Safe Schools via SOTA had an insurmountable obstacle: Mum right there in the room, listening to the same radio.

  22. zyconoclast

    Overburdened
    #2584003, posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Paragraphs please. thanks.

  23. Token

    Been waiting for an excuse to post my favorite contrived flash mob:

    Government funded tarts delivers again. You can bet everyone of those snowflakes were told they are truly special.

  24. OneWorldGovernment

    Why don’t we have a single politician like this?

    Trump Withdraws from Globalist Migration Compact
    Defends U.S. sovereignty on immigration policies.

    “The Trump administration has decided to withdraw from participation in the United Nations Global Compact on Migration”

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268702/trump-withdraws-globalist-migration-compact-joseph-klein

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    HORN!!!

    Go white boy….
    It’s your birthday….

  26. Token

    … but those who live in outback Western Australia, don’t usually vote Labor…

    So all those remote settlements no longer need education?

    The self identified suburban koories really are sucking all funding from their needy remote cousins.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So all those remote settlements no longer need education?

    The self identified suburban koories really are sucking all funding from their needy remote cousins.

    School of the air is more directed to the children on the stations.

  28. Bron

    The tarts look pretty special to me, Token.

  29. OneWorldGovernment

    If I could get a majority AGL shareholder in front of me that supports an Enron rip off merchant trader bloke that they have made chairman of the board should I be worried if I crush the person?

  30. Token

    Hugh Hewitt skewers Jim “Fake News” Acosta:

    GWB: We must stop the terror. I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.

    HH: He got a lot of heat for that…

    JA: Right.

    HH: And on November the 24th, President Trump, while golfing, said we’ll be calling the president of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terror. God bless the people of Egypt. Jim Acosta then retweeted and added, now watch this drive. Jim, do you regret that?

    JA: True. Oh, goodness, no. I mean, come on. I mean, if you put my tweets up against the President’s, you know, they might be confused with tweets issued by your local church.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Bron
    #2584103, posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm
    DrBeauGan, may I transfer you $10,000 to your Plus500 account on the understanding that you will transfer me $3000 per week, minus your commission.

    There is something I don’t understand about all this.

    Ive just lost $7,000. So if you’re prepared to lose it all, I’ll think about it. My commission would be 50% of any payment to you.

  32. OneWorldGovernment

    Our Big Hopeless Pissant Australian company should be smashed in the face.

  33. Token

    It was supposed to be yarts, but I can’t argue with the spell auto correct…

  34. OneWorldGovernment

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2584134, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:01 am

    BHP directors are useless arseholes

  35. Bron

    Yes, I am serious, DrBeauGan.

  36. zyconoclast

    BHP directors are useless arseholes

    Which is why BHP supported SSM.
    They could then become useful @rseholes*.

    *Eventually they will become prolapsed.

  37. DrBeauGan

    Bron
    #2584137, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:06 am
    Yes, I am serious, DrBeauGan.

    Get back to me after I’ve tried it using real money and I’ll think about it.

  38. JC

    Americans ain’t just like us with a new accent.
    Americans really are different.

    Ser ena is now socialogist?

  39. OneWorldGovernment

    zyconoclast
    #2584138, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:08 am

    BHP directors are useless arseholes

    I walked into their old boardroom many years ago.

  40. Token

    This is the party of “science”, seriously…

    Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), the top-ranking Democrat on the Internet subcommittee, targeted technology firms lack of diversity and the harms it could pose to minorities during a hearing about artificial intelligence on Tuesday.

    The ChiComs are going to totally win the AI version of the space race.

  41. DrBeauGan

    I’ve just lost $30,000, wiping out all my gains. Are you sure you still want me to handle your investments, Bron?

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for military Cats.

    A very powerful doco on the Battle of Long Tan, from History Special Event channel. The action film is rubbish – but “Zero Alpha, this is Four. My Sunray killed in action.” and Bob Buick deciding “well we were in the shyte , in fact, deep shyte” just about sums it all up.

  43. OneWorldGovernment

    DrBeauGan
    #2584144, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Just focus in on exchange rates and interest rates.

    And the underlying mechanisms

    Anything else is just distraction.

  44. DrBeauGan

    The ozbuck shot through 76¢, OWG. I got burnt.

  45. Chris

    The self identified suburban koories really are sucking all funding from their needy remote cousins.

    Sorry, this is WA. Kooris can fuck off; the guys here are Noongars and Wongis and man many others.

  46. C.L.

    Horn did that after dropping 4kgs in a day.
    He’s a tough man.

  47. DrBeauGan

    If I’d pulled out at 75¢ I’d have made $10,000 instead of losing $30,000. Sigh.

  48. Chris

    ZK2A,
    Those men at Long Tan.

  49. Bruce in WA

    The Western Australian Government, in it’s desperate urge to save money on education, is closing down the “School of the Air.” – using radio to supplement home schooling for children in remote areas, who would otherwise be sent away to school. Disgusting, disgraceful and shameful, but those who live in outback Western Australia, don’t usually vote Labor…

    Ffs, going for the big savings there. Mind you, it may be difficult to administer safe schools propaganda over a two-way.

    Where did this come from? I worked for SotA in WA, and Corro School, and have heard zilch about this. Frankly, I can’t believe it’s true.

  50. OneWorldGovernment

    Dr Beau Gangles

    You made my night with your above comments.

    I appreciate what you say.

    And yes, track currencies and interest rates.

    The only 2 products with interest.

  51. DrBeauGan

    It was horribly leveraged, OWG. I was in for eight million dollars. Oh well. It’s gone through 76¢ and is out the other side. Wasn’t ready for the spike.

    Educational, I suppose.

  52. Makka

    Fed rate decision tonight. Time to be flat until the dust settles, Doc.

  53. C.L.

    Wow. Politico has the emails exchanged by the FBI agent who cleared Clinton and interviewed Flynn …
    Peter Strzok and fellow agent, Lisa Page – the woman he was adulterously rooting – discuss how they (and others) intend to bring down Trump:

    The following month, after exchanging more disparaging messages about Trump’s response to Gold Star father Khizr Khan, Page appears to suggest to Strzok that he needs to save the country from Trump.

    “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace,” Page wrote.

    “I can protect our country at many levels,” Strzok replied…

    One message suggests that the pair and perhaps other more senior FBI officials were assessing Trump’s chances while at work.

    “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to Page in August 2016.

    It’s unclear who Andy is, but other messages suggest he may be FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. He recused himself from Clinton email-related issues one week before the presidential election, but Republican critics have said he should have done so sooner because of his wife’s campaign for the Virginia state senate was supported by Clinton allies.

    Page also suggests Trump was making racial appeals when he warned about voter fraud a few weeks before the November election.

    “Full of dog whistles,” she wrote. “The racism is barely even veiled anymore.”

    Shortly after the election, Page suggested Trump might be brought down by scandal.

    “Bought all the president’s men,” she wrote. “Figure I needed to brush up on watergate.”

    Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow has today called for a Special Prosecutor to be named to investigate what is – unquestionably – the worst political corruption scandal in US history.

  54. OneWorldGovernment

    Chris
    #2584155, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:54 am

    ZK2A,
    Those men at Long Tan.

    Chris

    Kindly understand that Long Tan was a battle and there were others. Shitty war.

    For a fact I know a bloke, Aboriginal, and a pointman with my cousin, who lost his life when he and my cousin went over a ‘ridge’ and copped it.

    My cousin and I hugged each other when he and I came home and he understood what I had been through and I understood what he had been through.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ OWG, I’m aware you’re apparently emotional tonight but the subject was one of those battles in that shitty war. Long Tan, 18 August 1966 to be exact.

    Chris is correct. Real men all, including those who lost either lives after digging in with bayonets and ET tools in the rubber, in the pissing rain before being outnumbered 10 to 1 at least, before artillery and cavalry in the form of APCs got most of them out.

    And the same diggers went back out the next morning to find the bodies of their mates during battlefield clearance. Still in the prone position, all of them still facing the direction of the enemy and most with empty mags.

    Read Bob Buick’s book ‘All Guts No Glory’ and you’ll get an appreciation of the battle. Note carefully that his own experiences don’t take away from anybody else or any other contact.

    BTW, in my infantry section we didn’t have ‘pointmen’. We had forward scouts, two if we were lucky. Pointmen were on Starship Troopers, I think.

    And as any infanteer will tell you, you go around ‘ridges’, not over them. If you must go over one, if your arse isn’t hugging the ground you will indeed cop it.

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2584174, posted on December 14, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Jesus Christ OWG, I’m aware you’re apparently emotional tonight but the subject was one of those battles in that shitty war. Long Tan, 18 August 1966 to be exact.

    Knuckle Dragger
    I get emotional every night.

    Forward scout versas ‘pointman’

    I agree the subject was that shitty war.

    When I say ridge its like me saying hill.

    My stupid cousin came over a lump in the ground, thought he and his ‘forward scout’ mate saw the enemy and stated fgiring.

    By the time the rest of the blokes came up they had nearly wiped out the entire village.

    You reckon my cousin doesnt beat his brains out for that action.

    30 years later his youngest brother rang me to ask me to help my cousin because he was concerned that his oldest brother was going to kill himself.

    I got the fone number and rang him and said get fucked I love you, repeatedly.

    Then I went to Townsville to get him.

    He is still alive.

  57. OneWorldGovernment

    So get fucked knuckle dragger

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    No offence meant, OWG, and none taken.

  59. OneWorldGovernment

    respect KD

    should see the shit I put up with where I am. LOL

  60. OneWorldGovernment

    Knuckle Dragger

    If I told you some of the stupid things I’ve done in my life you would laugh at me and kick sand in my face. LOL

    And you have to watch the internals of where you work.

    That was the saddest thing for me to be signed up to whatever degree of Australian secrecy and find out ‘shit’ you would prefer not to know.

  61. OneWorldGovernment

    And just so there is NO DOUBT.

    I have never been a member of any Armed Force in the world.

  62. OneWorldGovernment

    I’m going to start Swedish Rape Voyages as a business.

    Apparently no one cares.

  63. OneWorldGovernment

    Swedish Rape Voyages

  64. BorisG

    I get emotional every night.

    it is not healthy. Get a glass of red.

  65. OneWorldGovernment

    BorisG
    #2584208, posted on December 14, 2017 at 3:29 am

    I get emotional every night.

    it is not healthy. Get a glass of red.

    prefer plumb wine

  66. OneWorldGovernment

    and some borscht would be nice

  67. BorisG

    Steyn strikes the right note: O tempora O Moores

    I rarely read Steyn, but he definitely has a good sense of humour. But I do not fully understand his opinion of Moore. On one hand, he is an idiot (his interview about chasing girls; or his wife’s about Jews). On the other, he is authentic. An authentic idiot? Maybe, quoting Steyn again, he would fit right in?

    But Steyn himself is not honest. He says: ‘Moore is getting berated by Republicans for being insufficiently keen on gay sex. ‘ That is a little understatement. Moore is (I should say was) not just insufficiently keen. He says gay sex should be a criminal offence. Whatever you think about homosexuality, this is a little extreme even for a Bannon conservative. Apparently not for Steyn.

  68. OneWorldGovernment

    BorisG
    #2584229, posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:30 am

    anyway, NO MOORE.

    LOL

  69. OneWorldGovernment

    BorisG
    #2584232, posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:36 am

    A reasonable and sober summary at the BBC:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42338009

    You don’t think that a President of the USA finally declaring Jerusalem the Capital City of Israel, with the full endorsement of 3 prior Presidents and a constitutional law on the books from back whenever, is actually not ‘more’ important?

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    Wanky Franklin will now definitely go.

    Conyers is gone.

    The shit is going to absolutely hit the fan about Justice Department, which includes the FBI, and I’m still waiting on the Secret Service shit to exude from the bowels of Mueller.

  71. 2dogs

    get the feeling with these “Flash Mobs” that paperwork and permission has been signed and obtained before taking place?

    I struggle to imagine what laws would be broken if a flash mob does not obtain such permission. Possible some council by-laws, but it is still difficult to imagine and agency actually prosecuting.

  72. Tintarella di Luna

    Kristina Kenneally has the Bob Hawke factor….
    Shitty morals, no ethics but nice hair

    All true except for the ‘nice hair’ – it’s awful (she can’t do a thing with it) but she does have nice legs and nice clothes

  73. Tintarella di Luna

    On the subject of the Bennelong by-election – Labor always wants the kids — Bennelong: kids caught in campaign crossfire as Keneally loses cool (will post full article below) but these few pars give a flavour of what it’s been like for the good burghers of Bennelong – note the school principal’s comments – I think her political slip is showing – dumb

    But as the by-election race entered its final days, it seemed Ms Keneally’s team was generating its own share of anger among the residents of the northwestern Sydney electorate who have endured weeks of saturation political campaigning.

    Furious parents at Melrose Park Public School in the electorate this week complained to police and Ryde Council when Keneally campaigners “accosted” children with pamphlets as they walked into school on Tuesday.

    Disgruntled parents said the volunteer campaigners, had “gone too far” and shown “a lack of ­integrity and ethics” by parking a billboard criticising the Prime Minister outside the primary school.

    Jackie Hadley, who was picking up her granddaughter Laeticia, 11, from the school, said campaigning had been “much more aggressive than usual”.

    “I’ve been receiving four calls a day from each party with recorded messages telling me how to vote,” she said. Laeticia said “it was just wrong,” describing the volunteers’ campaigning outside her school as an “invasion of privacy”. Another parent, Deborah Riley, said that in her 40 years living in the area, she had never seen an ­election campaign like this. “It’s been so intense. They’re manipulating children as part of their ­campaign … it’s really dirty tactics. Anyone who is under 18 and can’t vote should not be approached.”

    School principal Clare Kristensen said Ms Keneally’s volunteers had a “legal right to be camped outside the school” and “it was the parents who were ­aggressive”.

    Ryde Council confirmed it had received 11 formal complaints about by-election campaigning.

  74. OneWorldGovernment

    2dogs
    #2584244, posted on December 14, 2017 at 5:34 am

    get the feeling with these “Flash Mobs” that paperwork and permission has been signed and obtained before taking place?

    I struggle to imagine what laws would be broken if a flash mob does not obtain such permission. Possible some council by-laws, but it is still difficult to imagine and agency actually prosecuting.

    You surely jest 2dogs and I presume you mean 2 dogs fucking.

    What country do you live in?

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    A reasonable and sober summary at the BBC

    That’s like saying “a reasonable and sober summary at the ABC”.
    Yep I read the article. I wish you hadn’t made me do it at 6am before breakfast.

  76. Farmer Gez

    Another fail for BoM.
    39 yesterday and only moderate northerly winds. Headers were stopped but mostly for fear of insurance and being the only silly bugger in the district to start a fire. The cool change arrived at 8pm with only moderate winds that dropped to not much after an hour. Normal summer weather.

  77. Mother Lode

    O tempura! O more-ish!

    Especially the prawn when it is fresh cooked and near bursts when you bite into it.

  78. Sydney Boy

    Not often I find myself agreeing with Bandanna Man, but on his campaign against the Sydney stadium rebuilds and the re-allocation of sporting grants to grass roots community sports, he is on the money.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for whisky Cats…

    Scotland’s first recorded whisky distillery founded in 1494 starts production again

    WHISKY is set to flow again at the first recorded distillery in Scotland after production returned to the site more than 500 years on from when the first dram was bottled.

    Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife has been described as the “spiritual home” of whisky and exchequer rolls from 1494 show that Friar John Cor of the abbey paid duty on eight “bolls” of malt to make “aqua vitae”, or alcohol, for King James IV. The old Scottish measure amounts to 615 pints.

    A new £7million visitor centre and distillery opened in October at the end of a 20-year regeneration project by abbey custodians Drew and Helen McKenzie Smith.

    Lindores is aiming to produce 265,000 pints of spirit a year, using 100 per cent Fife barley and overseen by distillery manager Gary Haggart and whisky consultant Andy Cant.

    The first cut of the new distilled whisky is to be captured today.

    Ok the Sun is still well below the yardarm, the article is a shameless plug, and the siting of the distillery is a gimmick of the most obvious kind but who cares? It’s fun!

  80. entropy

    “I’ve been receiving four calls a day from each party with recorded messages telling me how to vote,” she said. Laeticia said “it was just wrong,”

    I wonder if those robocalls have ever influenced a single vote in the intended direction? Might even be counterproductive.
    I reckon political campaign directors only do it because if they didn’t and then lost they could be accused of throwing the election away.

  81. Mother Lode

    Sydney Boy,

    Your agreement with Pirate Pete is only superficial.

    You don’t want the work done because you think it a waste of money.

    Pirate Pete just thinks it is the wrong waste of money.

    He would prefer the money spent on renaming all of Sydney’s roads to Rue de Chifley, a museum to all the Aborigines who died in the Cromwell’s army defeating a Monarch, and the erection (and that is precisely the word) of a giant fountain of Gough Whitlam with water shooting from its eyes and a great LED array shining simulated sunlight from its arse.

  82. entropy

    Quite so, Mother Lode. Pirate Boy still wants to squander the money.

  83. Farmer Gez

    And Lindores Abbey and distillery was ruined by the joyless jihadis of their day, John Knox and his band of not so merry men.

  84. Diogenes

    Not often I find myself agreeing with Bandanna Man, but on his campaign against the Sydney stadium rebuilds and the re-allocation of sporting grants to grass roots community sports, he is on the money.

    Did you hear about the NRL getting another 40 million of state money to build community centres, gyms & ‘centres of excellence’ ?

    Sport deserves NO govt money, except councils providing, and maintaining playing fields, and even then half the sporting fields in our shire could be easily closed, with a clever bit of scheduling

    The big leagues, ie AFL, NRL, ARU and whatever bodies run wogball, netball, basketball and watching paint dry(cricket) – have a vested interest in developing junior talent, let them pay for it out of their profits, and parents can pay the rest.

    Liberal / Labor – potayto / potarto

    Factio liberalis et laboravi delenda est !

  85. Diogenes

    Not often I find myself agreeing with Bandanna Man, but on his campaign against the Sydney stadium rebuilds and the re-allocation of sporting grants to grass roots community sports, he is on the money.

    (try again I suspect calling soccer by its common name put me in the sin bin)

    Did you hear about the NRL getting another 40 million of state money to build community centres, gyms & ‘centres of excellence’ ?

    Sport deserves NO govt money, except councils providing, and maintaining playing fields, and even then half the sporting fields in the old shire could be easily closed, with a clever bit of scheduling

    The big leagues, ie AFL, NRL, ARU and whatever bodies run soccer, netball, basketball and watching paint dry(cricket) – have a vested interest in developing junior talent, let them pay for it out of their profits, and parents can pay the rest.

    Liberal / Labor – potayto / potarto

    Factio liberalis et laboravi delenda est !

  86. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2584265, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Ok the Sun is still well below the yardarm, the article is a shameless plug, and the siting of the distillery is a gimmick of the most obvious kind but who cares? It’s fun!

    Thanks Bruce.

    Ye haf set me day well

  87. John Comnenus

    The latest revelations of the meeting in McCabe’s office with Strzok and Page who laid out an insurance plan against a Trump election victory are a real problem. This suggests what I have always thought, this was a coup by intelligence agencies against the electorate by removing the President they elected.

    This is the problem of an out of control public sector. Notice how Rosenstein has arrogated all power over special counsel Mueller to himself. Make no mistake the public sector in Australia will be taking note. They run the country and they will decide what policies are enacted. The electorate is just there to rubber stamp their decisions.

  88. OneWorldGovernment

    Diogenes
    #2584273, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Did you hear about the NRL getting another 40 million of state money to build community centres, gyms & ‘centres of excellence’ ?

    Sport deserves NO govt money, except councils providing, and maintaining playing fields, and even then half the sporting fields in the old shire could be easily closed, with a clever bit of scheduling

    The big leagues, ie AFL, NRL, ARU and whatever bodies run soccer, netball, basketball and watching paint dry(cricket) – have a vested interest in developing junior talent, let them pay for it out of their profits, and parents can pay the rest.

    The fact that the fuckers get government money should mean it is FREE to attend any “sporting” event.

    The AIS should be blown up.

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    The leader of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education recently declared that academic “rigour” reinforces “white male heterosexual privilege.” “One of rigour’s purposes is, to put it bluntly, a thinly veiled assertion of white male (hetero)sexuality,” she writes, explaining that rigour “has a historical lineage of being about hardness, stiffness, and erectness; its sexual connotations — and links to masculinity in particular — are undeniable.”
    Hardness and stiffness. And we can’t have any of that beastliness in the minds of people who may one day be working on projects involving cranes and scaffolding. According to Dr Donna Riley, academic rigour and the expectation of competence are “exclusionary” and tools of “privilege,” and are unfair to women and minorities, for whom rigour and competence are presumably impossible. Dr Riley goes on to denounce engineering’s “cultures of whiteness and masculinity,” and informs us that, “scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonising.”
    To fight this, Riley calls for engineering programmes to “do away with” the notion of academic rigour completely, saying, “This is not about reinventing rigour for everyone, it is about doing away with the concept altogether so we can welcome other ways of knowing. Other ways of being. It is about criticality and reflexivity.”
    David Thompson

    Coming soon to an airport near you. An airliner built by a committee of feminists and dysfunctional brown folk. Once at cruising altitude you will have reached peak stupid.

  90. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2584275, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

    The latest revelations of the meeting in McCabe’s office with Strzok and Page who laid out an insurance plan against a Trump election victory are a real problem. This suggests what I have always thought, this was a coup by intelligence agencies against the electorate by removing the President they elected.

    This is the problem of an out of control public sector. Notice how Rosenstein has arrogated all power over special counsel Mueller to himself. Make no mistake the public sector in Australia will be taking note. They run the country and they will decide what policies are enacted. The electorate is just there to rubber stamp their decisions.

    Don’t know about America but I do know in Australia we should sack/payout/dismiss/whatever the top 1/3rd as in third of all employees of EVERY single department.

    Then some folk would know that playtime is over!

    Every single Government Department is staffed by incompetent people and WE know that because the politicians cannot make competent decisions.

  91. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2584283, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Emerson E. White, the university’s president from 1876 to 1883, followed a strict interpretation of the Morrill Act. Rather than emulate the classical universities, White believed that Purdue should be an “industrial college” and devote its resources toward providing a liberal (or broad) education with an emphasis on science, technology, and agriculture. He intended not only to prepare students for industrial work, but also to prepare them to be good citizens and family members.

    Donna Riley don’t get it.

  92. OneWorldGovernment

    The so called Australian Public Service have so disgraced themselves that the entire lot should be dismissed.

    Every single one of them.

    If we want some papers shuffled then outsource it to India or The Philippines.

  93. John Constantine

    https://www.sportingshooter.com.au/latest/victorian-pensioner-found-guilty-of-defending-herself-with-a-firearm

    The new rule for rural living is, if you can’t afford a panic room in your house, you need to have solid lockable gates and a series of motion activated cameras monitoring your houseyard,

  94. Mother Lode

    Donna Riley don’t get it.

    Oh, but she thinks she does.

    The Engineering faculty is now hers to make into whatever she wants. Sure it is not really engineering, and no student took out a loan for their degree to scream out ‘participation award’, but that is nought compared to Donna having a faculty all of her own.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    Blazing Cat Fur is blazing this morning. Here are their headlines:

    ►Man Saving Bunny From A Wildfire Apparently Shows ‘Everything Wrong With Whiteness’
    ►Cologne Is Handing Out Magic Anti-Sex Assault Bracelets For New Year’s Again
    ►Feminist Kicked Out Of Labour Christmas Party Because Her Views On Transgender Rights ‘Made Guests Feel Unsafe’
    Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm’s Shady Russian Connections
    ►SJW Comics Writer Fired After Turning G.I. Joe Character Into An Overweight Lesbian
    Why Don’t Middle-Class Swedes Care About Erosion Of Women’s Safety And Rights?
    ►How Dare The New York Times Highlight Campus Insanity!
    ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency
    Austin Ruse: Post-Modern Science Hits The Streets
    Islamic Extremism: Who Is Purest Of Them All?
    ►‘Great Wall Of Calais’ Farce: Barrier Costs UK £2.3m And Is Fitted With Unlocked Doors
    Target: New York
    ►Refugee Helpers In Germany Sued For Costs
    Ha! Ha! East Jerusalem Should Be Declared Palestinian State’s Capital, Say Muslim World Leaders
    Multiculturalism In Canada: Muslims Spread J-w Hatred At McMaster University – ‘H1tler Should Have Took You All’

    I’ve highlighted the top notch rippers, but the other stories are all excellent too.

  96. OneWorldGovernment

    John Constantine
    #2584292, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

    https://www.sportingshooter.com.au/latest/victorian-pensioner-found-guilty-of-defending-herself-with-a-firearm

    The new rule for rural living is, if you can’t afford a panic room in your house, you need to have solid lockable gates and a series of motion activated cameras monitoring your houseyard,

    And make sure that any intruder is shot to death.

    Not merely wounded.

    Dead.

  97. Snoopy

    Not only were Strozk and Page rutting and sending each other conspiratorial text messages but apparently Strozk put together the case to the FISA court, based upon the Fusion GPS dossier, which was Page’s responsiblilty as FBI counsel to review.

  98. stackja

    John Constantine
    #2584292, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Gates are infringing on the criminal’s rights as are cameras. The ‘justices’ are protected, of course.

  99. John Comnenus

    We elect politicians to deliver the policies we vote on at election time. But then they get into office and are hamstrung by their public sector advisors who push the policies they favour because they are good for public servants.

    In the end money is power. If you make the public sector 40% of the economy, then they control 40% of the country’s money. Don’t expect them to voluntarily give up any power they have amassed on the back of that control of the purse strings.

  100. Baldrick

    ►Cologne Is Handing Out Magic Anti-Sex Assault Bracelets For New Year’s Again

    Mohamed in court: “She wasn’t wearing a bracelet, which I took to mean she was looking for sex.”

  101. stackja

    2GB reports Victorians return to NSW and earn.

  102. Snoopy

    They run the country and they will decide what policies are enacted. The electorate is just there to rubber stamp their decisions.

    Policy should be the preserve of politicians. Every policy development unit in every government department in the nation should be dismantled.

  103. stackja

    Gough created today’s ‘public service’.

  104. John Constantine

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/38209584/grandparents-tied-up-with-power-cord-and-robbed/

    Having a registered gunsafe makes you a target for home invasion, so the proles should be disarmed.

    Got a mate who had his gunsafe raided while on holiday. The investigators were most concerned with two high value firearms he was registered on the system as having in the gunsafe.

    Luckily he had documentation proving he had long since sold the specific firearms, and sent the paperwork into the system, it just hadn’t been processed properly.

    You just wonder if information as valuable as the location of every firearm of value in Australia might make a ‘treasure map’ that can be sold for money by any one of a mass number of people that have access to it, including anti-gun activists.

    Like volunteer activists occupy positions in intensive agriculture to bring it down from within.

  105. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2584303, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:04 am

    And colour allows claims of ‘injustice’.

  106. Tintarella di Luna

    Not often I find myself agreeing with Bandanna Man, but on his campaign against the Sydney stadium rebuilds and the re-allocation of sporting grants to grass roots community sports, he is on the money.

    The only reason Bandana Boy has embarked on this campaign from the environs of his mansion in the leafy golden triangle of Sydney’s lower north shore is because Alan Jones supports it — that is the only reason —

    Bandana Boy gives not a tinker’s cuss for how the money could be better spent and really has no idea how it could be better spent given that the gazillions spent on education has lowered the education standards across all measures for Australian children and given that the gazillions already spent in health has meant more people than ever are topping themselves, especially veterans returning from the Middle East theatres of war.

    No matter what money is spent it is always the bureaucracy, and the parasitic future-eating Strangler Fig bureaucracy that bloats and expands to the detriment of all citizens with a stake in the future, and we rarely see any tangible progress for it.

  107. stackja

    Are any stadia needed? I don’t follow any sports that require such facilities.

  108. entropy

    Don’t know about America but I do know in Australia we should sack/payout/dismiss/whatever the top 1/3rd as in third of all employees of EVERY single department.

    Then some folk would know that playtime is over!

    Every single Government Department is staffed by incompetent people and WE know that because the politicians cannot make competent decisions.

    OWG, that is just utterly stupid hyperbole, and you know it. It would throw out the good with the bad, and result in an APS utterly afraid to function. Blowhard rubbish.
    The lesson of Campbell Newman is that reductions need to be targeted, and done while ‘feeling your pain” and sorrow while quietly slipping in the stiletto. Newman wanted to fix a bloated QPS, but his indiscriminate broad bludgeon and blunderbuss attacks resulted in good people being shafted with the bad, and a blowback that left Qld with the LNP out of office and an even bigger public service full of clipboard warriors than before.

  109. Farmer Gez

    So Vicpol reckon you should dial 000 when you have intruders on your remote rural properties.
    Who said the cops have no sense of humour?

  110. A Lurker

    Spears and nulla nullas are approved means of defence.
    Ditto, machete and scimitars.

    Take up medieval reenactment, or be a collector of reproduction historical weapons = lots of bladed and blunt weaponry easy to hand.

  111. OneWorldGovernment

    stackja
    #2584298, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:58 am

    John Constantine
    #2584292, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Gates are infringing on the criminal’s rights as are cameras. The ‘justices’ are protected, of course.

    That is why you have to make sure the intruder is definitely dead.

    There was a case in Mildura Vic, many years ago, where a ‘bod’ took something without exchanging cash but the licensee heard the smash of his front window, charged downstairs and in a Banjo Patterson ‘Maginnis Magee’ type christening threw a bottle at the runaway and actually hit him on the back of the head. Took him to the ground.

    The Victorian Police charged the publican with, something like assault and battery. And he was convicted. No idea if he served time nor what it cost him.

    The thief of course got nothing.

    The consensus, love that word, was of the opinion he should have shot him dead. No argument then. Even the police agreed.

  112. Mother Lode

    And colour allows claims of ‘injustice’.

    Isn’t that the case.

    The lefty brain – not really a place where logic is native at the best of times – cannot see the difference between coincidence, correlation, cause and effect.

    You make an observation which contains any reference to race and they take it as a racial attack.

    If you remark that is a simple fact that, in the US, black guys have high incarceration rates because there are so many in impoverished neighbourhoods and they have a high crime rate, and it will be understood that you meant all black men are natural born criminals who need to be locked up.

    That Page woman and her:

    “Full of dog whistles,” she wrote. “The racism is barely even veiled anymore.”

    is just another example.

  113. cuckoo

    There was a ‘defend palestine’ rally in front of the State Library in Melbourne yesterday evening. By my sample count there were easily 50-60 police in attendance. Can’t wait for the organisers of the rally to get their bill for $50,000 from Vicpol.

  114. stackja

    Gough created the ‘need’ for universities for all.

  115. Snoopy

    Lefty ears are so attuned to dog whistles because to their continual shame they carry those thoughts permanently. Hair trigger outage is just how they deal with their hypocrisy.

  116. OneWorldGovernment

    entropy
    #2584316, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Don’t know about America but I do know in Australia we should sack/payout/dismiss/whatever the top 1/3rd as in third of all employees of EVERY single department.

    Then some folk would know that playtime is over!

    Every single Government Department is staffed by incompetent people and WE know that because the politicians cannot make competent decisions.

    OWG, that is just utterly stupid hyperbole, and you know it. It would throw out the good with the bad, and result in an APS utterly afraid to function. Blowhard rubbish.
    The lesson of Campbell Newman is that reductions need to be targeted, and done while ‘feeling your pain” and sorrow while quietly slipping in the stiletto. Newman wanted to fix a bloated QPS, but his indiscriminate broad bludgeon and blunderbuss attacks resulted in good people being shafted with the bad, and a blowback that left Qld with the LNP out of office and an even bigger public service full of clipboard warriors than before.

    entropy

    When you sack everyone on a Friday you have to start hiring on the Monday.

    But you then get to pick and choose whom you think will help you.

    All I am saying is pay them all out, the top third, then put back the good ones.

    By the way, are you an APS employee?

  117. Tom

    Baldrick, I’ll see your Trumbo (at 7.29am) and raise you this.

  118. OneWorldGovernment

    entropy

    you think the brain farts in ato, accc, whatever scum that make up the crap to do with renewables, the environment, education, health, fucking whatever.

    Do you think they are helping YOU?

  119. Mother Lode

    So Vicpol reckon you should dial 000 when you have intruders on your remote rural properties.

    Maybe they are counting on people on remote properties to understand what the police are notionally forbidden to say: “Just bury the body properly and out of the way.”

  120. The so called Australian Public Service have so disgraced themselves that the entire lot should be dismissed.

    Every single one of them.

    +1

  121. Rabz

    This comment is too controversial for the “Layba Pardee imbeciles harass school kiddies in Bennebong” piece in the Oz.

    “Whatever it takes”, eh, you collectivist dolts?

    Leave the kiddies out of it.

    Dickheads.

  122. entropy

    But you then get to pick and choose whom you think will help you.

    All I am saying is pay them all out, the top third, then put back the good ones.

    By the way, are you an APS employee?

    No.
    I am however, an observer of what happens when a bludgeon is used when surgery is the better option. Originally it was just sack em all! Now it’s a spill. Regardless, you express an extremely high level of naivety if you think the follow on recruitment process would only select the good. More likely, the most slimy venal apparatricks would get reappointed because they know people, are owed by others and where the bodies are buried.
    The recent Qld example demonstrates your approach will, in the end, result in a worse outcome.

  123. entropy

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2584331, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:50 am
    entropy

    you think the brain farts in ato, accc, whatever scum that make up the crap to do with renewables, the environment, education, health, fucking whatever.

    Do you think they are helping YOU?

    What I am saying is that cleaning out the Aegean stables requires more skill than a firehose.

  124. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2584330, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Baldrick, I’ll see your Trumbo (at 7.29am) and raise you this.

    That is a classic Tom.

    I spent the time explaining to my son who the different faces are meant to be.

    He said, “so Trump has put Obama in the pit?”

  125. OneWorldGovernment

    entropy
    #2584340, posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:01 am

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2584331, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:50 am
    entropy

    you think the brain farts in ato, accc, whatever scum that make up the crap to do with renewables, the environment, education, health, fucking whatever.

    Do you think they are helping YOU?

    What I am saying is that cleaning out the Aegean stables requires more skill than a firehose.

    No argument entropy.

    All I am saying is let us start.

    I propose the top third of every gov.au department.

    Where do you suggest we start?

  126. OneWorldGovernment

    and entropy

    sometimes it takes a firehose!

  127. Mother Lode

    A culture has been allowed to take root in the APS which should never have been able to.

    Most people who join the APS would be attracted by the frankly absurd remuneration and all the perks, and the fact that the work is far from arduous. Anything that would be problematic in the private sector where results count works to your advantage.

    No one would join the APS at the intake level because in 20 years they will be able to impose their socialist dream. That is something that will take root though because the APS is a little bit of a communist state grafted onto Australia. Insular, lacking are understanding of how value is produced or where the wealth comes from that pays their salaries.

    The bureaucratic mandarins running departments see themselves as rightfully running the nation.

    And to hold them in check we have the most venal and incompetent people who have joined mini-bureaucracies in the form of the political parties.

    The APS should be restructured to frustrate the socialist mindset. Excess staff in the forms of useless staff should be removed. Merit should be introduced.

    As for pollies? Every year we should pull a name out of a hat, and the lucky winner strung up by piano wire from a lamp post, resuscitated each time, taken to the next capital city and the process is repeated – until they get back to Canberra where they are left dangling and tourists can take their kids along the Avenue of Dead Weasels.

  128. Safe Schools via SOTA had an insurmountable obstacle: Mum right there in the room, listening to the same radio.

    Hence why they shut it down.

    They want to indoctrinate your kids, not teach them.

  129. H B Bear

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2584051, posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Apparently in Alabama:
    Democrats got 92 percent of their 2016 turnout.
    Republicans got 50 percent of their 2016 turnout.

    Getting rid of compulsory preferential voting is the single greatest improvement that could be made to Australian democracy. The first job of a political party is to put up candidates and policies that get its own voters out to vote for them. It would kill Chrissy Pyne and his Black Hand Photios puppets stone dead within a single electoral cycle.

  130. Snoopy

    Can’t put toothpaste back into a tube, but it Peter Coaldrake, likely assisted by polymath Kevin Rudd who wrecked the Queensland public service.

  131. Dr Faustus

    Racism likely at play in low Indigenous kidney transplants, AMA says

    Low kidney transplant rates for Indigenous Australians are “shocking”, “unacceptable”, and are likely to be driven by racism, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said.

    Although racist kidney specialists allocating scarce transplant resources find: “We’ve found that Indigenous Australians who return to remote areas in particular were at greater risk of firstly rejecting their kidney — and seeing kidney failure occur — but secondly, of acquiring infection” .

  132. Merit should be introduced.

    And incompetence treated harshly.

  133. Baldrick

    Baldrick, I’ll see your Trumbo (at 7.29am) and raise you this.

    Thanks Tom. I love the Soros cameo.

  134. Getting rid of compulsory preferential voting is the single greatest improvement that could be made to Australian democracy.

    Imperative. But how to make it happen?
    Our rulers will not implement something that will surely destroy their power base.

  135. entropy

    OWG, I suggest rather than the indiscriminate bludgeon, you decide on a list of programs to eliminate, and lay off the people there. And Lo, you will also probably get rid of the people you are railing against.

    In the public service, there are those seen as ‘labor’ departments and a small number seen as ‘LNP’ departments. While labor in is power, aligned departments grow and aggressively exert their influence on the others. Non aligned departments are where labor implements its token cuts and redirects funds away to favoured programs a la Pirate Boy above.

    So the LNP gets in and implements your strategy. 33% across the board. This hurts the programs implemented by the’LNP’ type departments more than the giant ‘labor’ type ones, because the LNP type departments are already operating tightly compared with the monster departments. Politically, it is seen by LNP types as attacking the base. So nobody likes it.

  136. Up The Workers!

    I see in the headlines, that the 14 metre-long rotting dead whale carcass carted back to sea from the beach last week, has once again washed up on the Sorrento Beach in deepest, darkest, Victoriastan, stinking out the suburb.

    Authorities should cart the thing away and ideally dump it in Parliament House, Spring Street.

    It wouldn’t smell any less, but in the general stink caused by the corrupt C.F.M.E.U. Misgovernment of Premier Setka, his gofer Dodgy Dan and all the rest of the Crims’ Party no-hopers, at least the sickening stench of the whale would totally fit in with the general ambiance of the joint.

  137. C.L.

    Via Instapundit:

    Harvard student publicly confesses to discussing attractiveness of women.

    A Harvard student recently made a bold public declaration, admitting that, while at a bar with friends one time, he talked about the attractiveness of the women in his class…

    During Orientation Week in August of 2016, I was out late drinking in Harvard Square with two classmates. The topic switched to the women in our class. Over the drunken hum of the bar’s collective conversation, one guy proposed the “hottest” girls in our class. The other did the same. They both then asked me to rank the girls in our cohort in the order I wanted to get with. My alarmed heart bolted blood to my cheeks. I crossed my arms, unable to speak. “Are we making you uncomfortable?” one asked me. I cannot remember my exact response. But it was not: “Yes. Objectifying women, even though it seems harmless to you, demeans them and creates an environment that makes sexual assault more likely.” Instead, I uncrossed my arms, I shook my head, and yes, I discussed which girls were hot.

    Homo, for sure.

  138. entropy

    I bet he girls all see him as a friend.

  139. entropy

    No one would join the APS at the intake level because in 20 years they will be able to impose their socialist dream.

    Oh, Mother! Try to find a graduate today not dreaming of doing exactly that!

  140. Joe

    What I am saying is that cleaning out the Aegean stables requires more skill than a firehose.

    Not according to Hercules.

  141. OneWorldGovernment

    entropy
    #2584360, posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

    OWG, I suggest rather than the indiscriminate bludgeon, you decide on a list of programs to eliminate, and lay off the people there. And Lo, you will also probably get rid of the people you are railing against.

    entropy

    I am working on getting rid of excise taxation.

    It is draconian and being now driven by scum NGO’s.

    I would offer the punters that we will wipe out excise on fuel, tobacco and alcohol in exchange for the punters giving up family A and B.

  142. Motelier

    The only way for problem of the Public Service is for the incoming government to perform wholesale sackings of the PS after an election.

    It used to be that way. Remember the headlines.

  143. Andreas

    I see in the headlines, that the 14 metre-long rotting dead whale carcass carted back to sea … has once again washed up on the Sorrento Beach in deepest, darkest, Victoriastan, stinking out the suburb.

    Authorities should cart the thing away and ideally dump it in Parliament House

    I thought Kristina Keneally was running in Bennelong?

  144. OneWorldGovernment

    And entropy

    I would also reduce income taxation on Australian companies to zero.

  145. entropy
    #2584360, posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:23 am
    OWG, I suggest rather than the indiscriminate bludgeon, you decide on a list of programs to eliminate, and lay off the people there. And Lo, you will also probably get rid of the people you are railing against.

    Coincidentally, David Archibald has done just that at Quadrant in his piece “Please, Santa, an Axe for Christmas”. As he introduces it – a Yuletide hit list of waste and agencies just crying for the chop

    Some examples.
    Department of Education and Training – Most of this department’s activities should be closed and individuals could decide what they need from their own resources.
    Department of Health – …there is a quick half billion in savings without harming anything productive.
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – This department spends $2.2 billion a year on a grab bag of things, at least half of which could be stopped without anybody noticing.

    Archibald has put forward a sensible and well argued list of expenditure reductions. It’s well with the read.
    (I especially like his tongue in cheek suggestion to decentralise the ABC to Andamooka)

  146. struth

    They both then asked me to rank the girls in our cohort in the order I wanted to get with. My alarmed heart bolted blood to my cheeks. I crossed my arms, unable to speak. “Are we making you uncomfortable?” one asked me. I cannot remember my exact response. But it was not: “Yes. Objectifying women, even though it seems harmless to you, demeans them and creates an environment that makes sexual assault more likely.” Instead, I uncrossed my arms, I shook my head, and yes, I discussed which girls were hot.

    Indoctrinated beyond belief.
    This is what has become of us, as we ignored the filth’s activities in our education systems for years.

  147. OneWorldGovernment

    Struth

    I would shut every cent off to Universities

  148. entropy
    #2584368, posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:35 am
    No one would join the APS at the intake level because in 20 years they will be able to impose their socialist dream.

    Oh, Mother! Try to find a graduate today not dreaming of doing exactly that!

    They don’t even have to get to uni to fell that way. I have heard similar outpourings from some secondary school students.

  149. OneWorldGovernment

    And I would shut down and sell off their ABC

  150. Up The Workers!

    Headlines in Crims’ Party Victoriastan this morning are trumpeting that the reported crime statistics for “Ashton’s Circus” are miraculously the absolute best that they have been ever since those former hand-picked A.L.P. Chief Police Commissioners, Christine Overweight and Simon Nixoff were last tickling the figures, massaging the data and upholding the Victoriastan A.L.P. Police Farce motto: “Tenez La Gauche!”

    There are lies; damned lies and Crims’ Party Crime statistics.

  151. OneWorldGovernment

    And make it open slather for commercial TV, Radio and papers.

    We are a market of 20+million

    A pimple on the bum of advertising.

    Who cares if one company thinks they control it all.

    What I would NOT allow is for so called government to pay any single fucking broadcaster.

    Governments are too busy propping up useless media.

  152. Snoopy

    Institutional Sexual Abuse commissioner Justice Peter McClellan gave a huge shout out to the ABC for covering all the commission’s case studies.

  153. Diogenes

    Was sent this this morning. The next ALP boondoggle after NDIS 🙂

    The Australians With No Abilities Act (ANAA)

    The ALP is considering introducing legislation that will provide new benefits for many more Australians. The Australians With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Australians who lack any real skills and ambition and have now found themselves hopelessly addicted to opioids for lack of anything else to do.

    Roughly 50 percent of Australians do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society. “We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be disrespected, ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.”

    The Australian Public Service has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. At the state government level, the Police Service also has an excellent record of hiring Persons with No Ability (63 percent).

    Under the Australian With No Abilities Act, more than 5 million mid-level positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

    Finally, the Australians With No Abilities Act contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?”

    “As a non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Mark Gertz, who lost his position as a lug-nut twister at the Ford plant in Geelong due to his inability to remember “righty tighty, lefty loosey”. “This new law should be real good for people like me. I’ll finally have respect, job security, benefits and access to a 3rd attempt at rehab.”

    With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

  154. Snoopy

    I missed the commission holding inquiries into state children’s homes, correctional centres, schools and hospitals. Don’t the ‘survivors’ of these institutions deserve to have their stories told and receive redress?

  155. OneWorldGovernment

    I would put border gaurds on every single outlet from or to Mad South Austrlia and charge anyone at least their life.

    I would offer Tasmania for sale to the highest bidder.

    And I would start exploring for oil and gas in the Great Barrier Reef. That would be after I burnt down the stinking anti science scum up there in Townsville.

  156. cohenite

    John Comnenus

    #2584275, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

    The latest revelations of the meeting in McCabe’s office with Strzok and Page who laid out an insurance plan against a Trump election victory are a real problem. This suggests what I have always thought, this was a coup by intelligence agencies against the electorate by removing the President they elected.

    This is the problem of an out of control public sector. Notice how Rosenstein has arrogated all power over special counsel Mueller to himself. Make no mistake the public sector in Australia will be taking note. They run the country and they will decide what policies are enacted. The electorate is just there to rubber stamp their decisions.

    All true but I’m not sure what you mean by:

    Notice how Rosenstein has arrogated all power over special counsel Mueller to himself.

  157. Roger

    Although racist kidney specialists allocating scarce transplant resources find: “We’ve found that Indigenous Australians who return to remote areas in particular were at greater risk of firstly rejecting their kidney — and seeing kidney failure occur — but secondly, of acquiring infection” .

    Ergo kidney specialists determine that transplants for aborigines from remote areas are high risk.

    On the basis of racism? No, but on past results as reliable indicators of future outcomes unless radical changes are made.

    Changes aren’t made because of patients’ personal choices to remain in remote areas.

    Institutional, systemic racism!

  158. H B Bear

    Imperative. But how to make it happen?
    Our rulers will not implement something that will surely destroy their power base.

    The Lieborals used to push it before they became the Uniparty under the wrong headed thinking of Mark Textor that says that all centre-Right votes end up with the Lieboral/Uniparty. What they are now seeing is the emergence of a fractured Centre-Right primary vote (lumping in PHON for the purposes of argument) and then preferences leaking all over the place, particularly from PHON whose “battler” constituency is more closely aligned with the old school Liars but who have also been abandoned as they chase the inner city Greenfilth to try and hold seats.

    Once (and if) Waffleworth is dumped and/or the AC start eating their lunch the push will re-emerge.

  159. struth

    My point is, arguing is pointless.
    They don’t care about the truth, and we still don’t seem to get how much truth is irrelevant to them.
    We, as is a good thing to do, come here and discuss the reasons the west and free speech, free market, private property rights, rule of law is vital and it helps me get my thinking straight and have the comebacks out in the real world that have floored many a noisy lefty.
    We can argue with them and shut them up, all good and fine, and it may help observers to change their minds.
    But the lefties that count won’t have their minds changed.
    The ones hidden under their rocks in our education systems, at the ABC, in every “indigenous” tax payer funded org, every council, shire, and even HR departments in private companies (that have become part of private companies on the push of the public service)
    We aren’t really fighting the right people to win.

    We need to be hounding our local representatives that are Liberal or any who are RWINO, and demanding defunding of this marched through institutions.
    Pick a favourite or two like Safe Schools, the ABC etc, and threaten an active campaign against them in your local area if results can’t be shown.
    Defunding is the only way to win.
    The only way.
    If cats have any other suggestions I’d like to hear them.

  160. cohenite

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2584283, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

    The leader of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education recently declared that academic “rigour” reinforces “white male heterosexual privilege.” “One of rigour’s purposes is, to put it bluntly, a thinly veiled assertion of white male (hetero)sexuality,” she writes, explaining that rigour “has a historical lineage of being about hardness, stiffness, and erectness; its sexual connotations — and links to masculinity in particular — are undeniable.”
    Hardness and stiffness. And we can’t have any of that beastliness in the minds of people who may one day be working on projects involving cranes and scaffolding. According to Dr Donna Riley, academic rigour and the expectation of competence are “exclusionary” and tools of “privilege,” and are unfair to women and minorities, for whom rigour and competence are presumably impossible. Dr Riley goes on to denounce engineering’s “cultures of whiteness and masculinity,” and informs us that, “scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonising.”
    To fight this, Riley calls for engineering programmes to “do away with” the notion of academic rigour completely, saying, “This is not about reinventing rigour for everyone, it is about doing away with the concept altogether so we can welcome other ways of knowing. Other ways of being. It is about criticality and reflexivity.” David Thompson

    Coming soon to an airport near you. An airliner built by a committee of feminists and dysfunctional brown folk. Once at cruising altitude you will have reached peak stupid.

    That is literally insane; this person is mad. Our Donna:

    https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/06/060116-engineering-rileyinterimengineeringeducation.html

  161. Joe

    Defunding is the only way to win.

    That may as be. However, no electorate will tolerate the loss of their goodies. It’s gone too far now.

    A tactic that might work is to offer cash rebates to voters on the basis that such and such a department or program is abolished. Call the rebates savings and make them a monthly deposit the day after a salary deposit or government benefit to return the amount of taxes collected based on the abolition of the program or department.

  162. Roger

    Coming soon to an airport near you. An airliner built by a committee of feminists and dysfunctional brown folk. Once at cruising altitude you will have reached peak stupid.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied, voted one of 100 most influential engineers in Australia by her professional peers, 2015.

  163. Top Ender

    Most people who join the APS would be attracted by the frankly absurd remuneration and all the perks, and the fact that the work is far from arduous.

    Mate of mine joined the Aus Bureau of Statistics.

    Within two weeks he had been indoctrinated into the rules.

    These included wearing slippers in the office. Maxing out your morning and afternoon teas and lunch break was of course normal. Flexitime handling was raised to an art form.

    Within two months he had worked out that the truly clever were either:
    a) running small businesses from their desks;
    b) spending the morning working out their racetrack betting, placing the bets on the phone TAB, and then spending the afternoon with earpiece in listening to the gee-gees, or
    c) engaged in completing correspondence courses or university degrees pretty well full time.

    Some of the fellow “workers” had been thus engaged for 40 years.

    With horror he saw his fate approaching, and left to open up a business which did rather well.

  164. OneWorldGovernment

    Joe
    #2584403, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Defunding is the only way to win.

    That may as be. However, no electorate will tolerate the loss of their goodies. It’s gone too far now.

    So why not just tell people that if is what you want then you will be taxed $10 per week more and if you do not pay tax then we will increase GST to 20% and Tasmania, Northern Territory and fuckhead South Australia will piss more of your money against the wall.

  165. struth

    All that lefties know is that right wing people are white supremacists.
    We are racists, and when I used to play in bands with certain types of lefty wankers, they honestly believed, no they weren’t taking the piss, that I was sexually repressed and would have only used the missionary position.
    They actually thought they were better lovers than me, even though as the lead singer, I was getting all the girls, and without being too gross about it, they often took my rejects.

    They were always onto me to dress up, dye my hair or paint my fingernails black.
    I would not.
    Our band had quite a bit of success due to me staying plain and ordinary looking.
    A T shirt and jeans type of guy without even a tattoo.
    I oozed the dreaded right wing……………….

    I was banned from any sort of government funded promotion, so easily obtained by any local indigenous group, or lefty group, the rest of them.
    Unofficially banned from CAAMA studios, any Gov funded radio interviews except for once, due to lead guitarist having an ABC journalist girlfriend.

    I never muttered a political comment on stage and anyone who ever played with me was told not to.
    Midnight oil or any political song was never played.

    The point being is they own and control ALL that is taxpayer funded.
    They are as dumb as dogshit, and they are only interested in their own advantage, and the cost to others is irrelevant.
    They must be defunded, for the sake of all you great white men out their who have flipped your lover over and can somehow, magically, still vote right wing.

    We are not up against smart people who seek the truth.
    We are up against those who claim to be on our side, but won’t defund them.
    They are our true enemies.

  166. Mother Lode

    Our rulers will not implement something that will surely destroy their power base.

    Trick is in the emphasis.

    Our rulers will not implement something that will surely destroy their power base.

    All the talk of party loyalty, dedication to Australia, hard work and such, we all know it is a sham. We let them get away with it as a kind of ceremony, but these are overwhelmingly shallow, opportunistic, self-adoring idiots.

    Offer them a chance to enhance their power at the expense of the next generation and they would climb over each other to ask ‘how?’

  167. Rebel with cause

    We would all be much better off if they abolished the ABS. Not collecting official statistics worked wonders for Hong Kong.

  168. struth

    Joe people overwhelmingly voted for austerity to get rid of RGR.
    I think it is not to be found in the statistics.

    The liberals are as dumb as dog shit.
    They are pathetic.

    You don’t go around closing down the public service BEFORE you have created a boom in the private sector.
    This has always been their problem.
    Well it used to be anyway.
    They would come in, like Cambell Newman did, and slash and burn BEFORE he fixed up the employment situation on the productive private sector side.
    When I am PM, the first thing I will concentrate on is cutting regulation and taxes on the private sector, allowing growth, then quietly closing down the public service, who can then head off into the many toilet cleaning opportunities that will be available to them in the private sector, with no immigration allowed until the toilets are spotless.

  169. struth

    What is it with their and there, as you get older.

    Or maybe it’s just the years of alcohol.

    What was I talking about?

  170. C.L.

    I missed the commission holding inquiries into state children’s homes, correctional centres, schools and hospitals. Don’t the ‘survivors’ of these institutions deserve to have their stories told and receive redress?

    Being raped by employees of the state is not rape rape.

  171. OneWorldGovernment

    Top Ender
    #2584405, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Most people who join the APS would be attracted by the frankly absurd remuneration and all the perks, and the fact that the work is far from arduous.

    Mate of mine joined the Aus Bureau of Statistics.

    LOL

    I personally paid for a course in Canberra, maths and stats type crap, and there happened to be some ABS type blokes attending.

    In the end of that course, and over some weeks at a day a week type thing, we were ALL working out the odds of a horse winning a particular race.

    Talk about LOL.

    I met a bloke who was an economist and after he gave me his job description I figured we may as well outsource government.

    But when I met the Mandarin!

  172. Joe

    Struth, you said it yourself, “The liberals are as dumb as dog shit.”

    They need to be bribed and seeing private sector jobs increase is not seen to be a bribe. What’s in it for me is a powerful incentive. So BRIBE THEM.

  173. notafan

    Back in 2015

    FORMER wards of the state are preparing a multi-million-dollar class action against the State of Victoria, claiming damages for child abuse.

    A week after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse completed hearings concerning care homes in Victoria, former residents of the homes have banded together to take the landmark action.

    all quiet on the state abuse front

  174. OneWorldGovernment

    struth
    #2584409, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

    All that lefties know is that right wing people are white supremacists.

    LOL

    You know too many leftists.

  175. C.L.

    Oh my:

    Fusion GPS admits DOJ official’s wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump.

    A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.

    The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS.

    Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump “dossier” containing salacious allegations about the now-president. Together, the Fusion connections for Mr. and Mrs. Ohr have raised concerns about objectivity at the Justice Department, and even spurred a call from Trump’s outside counsel for a separate special prosecutor…

    Further, Simpson said he disclosed to the House intelligence committee that he met personally with Bruce Ohr, “at his request, after the November 2016 election to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.”

  176. struth

    They need to be bribed and seeing private sector jobs increase is not seen to be a bribe. What’s in it for me is a powerful incentive. So BRIBE THEM.

    I really don’t have that much to bribe them with.
    They have already taken by force, any wealth I had.
    (you do know I get what you are saying, not me personally)

    So for those already devoid of funds to bribe those who have already stolen it, activism against a RWINO representative in your local area, is your best option in fighting the left.
    We are their bosses, we stuck them in the ring to fight and they stuck their own heads between the ropes because they agreed to “fix” the match.
    We, outside the ring, must reach over and slap those heads silly.

  177. struth

    You know too many leftists.

    One is too many.

    I’ve still got about four or five to get rid of, but it’s a bit harder, as they are on Mrs Struth side of the family.

  178. notafan

    Every so often you see women who do look better in a burka

    In our civilization we call these people evil

    In islam they are worthy of the highest honour

    This is why islam is incompatible, with everything.

    gaol for UK terror trio

  179. Joe

    Ok, I can see a misunderstanding happening here.

    When I say “bribe them”, I don’t mean personally bribe the politicians or the voters.
    Do what the leftists do. Use govt. to bribe them, by promising gifts/rebates/benefits on the basis of removing a program/dept. that is against our agenda. i.e. abolish ABC and return the savings as a tax rebate each month. Make it in your face obvious that the party is giving you benefits. Especially a monthly payment that the opposition will find extremely difficult to remove – without electoral pain.

  180. Top Ender

    Struth for Emperor!

    But I want to be Defence Minister.

    I have a list.

  181. lotocoti

    I have a list.

    Shopping list or chopping list?

  182. Minister for Abolishing Government Departments (and Executions)

    Thank you.

  183. Motelier

    I have a list.

    So do I!

    As Minister for Small Business.

  184. Roger

    What is it with their and there, as you get older. Or maybe it’s just the years of alcohol.
    What was I talking about?

    The synapses ain’t what they used to be.

  185. OneWorldGovernment

    notafan
    #2584427, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Every so often you see women who do look better in a burka

    In our civilization we call these people evil

    In islam they are worthy of the highest honour

    This is why islam is incompatible, with everything.

    So,

    Can I now talk about shooting dead the imams that rave and rant about killing infidels;
    can I now talk about razing their army bases to the ground?

  186. Chris

    But I want to be Defence Minister.

    I have a list.

    Please to put on it modern artillery, self-propelled.

  187. Motelier

    rambler.

    Of course you being successful means I will be successful.

    Teamwork.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So Vicpol reckon you should dial 000 when you have intruders on your remote rural properties.
    Who said the cops have no sense of humour?

    Ha bloody ha.

    Back when we “had the farm” , I rang the local cops, one Sunday, to report intruders.

    The officer who took the call was two hundred kilometers away.

  189. Roger

    Heard on The World Today yesterday:

    Australian research suggests “lone wolf” terrorists may be more connected than we think.

    You don’t say?

    And what could the connecting factor possibly be?

  190. jupes

    … and given that the gazillions already spent in health has meant more people than ever are topping themselves, especially veterans returning from the Middle East theatres of war.

    I agree Tinta, the issue of veteran suicides is not a health issue. It is a training issue. There are more psychologists and psychiatrists in the ADF than ever before yet the suicide rate is exponentially greater than it has ever been.

    The problem is that soldiers are no longer being prepared properly for warfare. Joint training of males and females has taken the robustness out of training and service men and women are now no different to civilians.

    Of course the ADF response to increased suicide is to employ even more pyschs, while increasing the percentage of women homos, trannies, Muslims and other assorted freaks, rather than toughening up the training.

    The traitors are doing more to destroy the ADF than the combined might of the Boers, Germans, Turks, Italians, Japs, Norkoms, Indons, Chicoms, Vietnamese and Taliban.

  191. Boris

    You don’t think that a President of the USA finally declaring Jerusalem the Capital City of Israel, with the full endorsement of 3 prior Presidents and a constitutional law on the books from back whenever, is actually not ‘more’ important?

    I do. Moreover I don’t think the Alabama defeat is such a big blow to Trump. If he learns from this, eats a bit of humble pie and stops supporting extreme candidates in primaries, it may even do him good. The test will come very soon.

    Trump is a pretty unique phenomenon and he has many sides. It is not all black and white.

  192. jupes

    But I want to be Defence Minister.

    So do I.

    I would start again from scratch.

  193. And first change –
    States to levy their own taxes. Feds to have no taxation ability.
    (If the feds need funds they must get it from the states with agreement from the states.)

    Make the states compete with each other. Financial takeovers allowed.

  194. Motelier

    ir

    Perhaps you should break up the states first.

  195. Tintarella di Luna

    jupes
    #2584444, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for that jupes, that is an amazing observation, thank you for setting me straight. I have a personal friend who is doing it really tough since he’s been back from Afghanistan – he’s lost everything, his wife and children and his mental wellbeing. I must try to catch up with his Mum to find out how things are going. So very very sad to see such a brilliant young man lost.

  196. jupes

    Australian research suggests “lone wolf” terrorists may be more connected than we think.

    LOL

    You reckon? I wonder how much we paid the geniuses to figure that out? I could have come to the same conclusion for a carton.

  197. Mother Lode

    So do I!

    As Minister for Small Business.

    That will take a complete re-scoping.

    At present the minister is the minister responsible for keeping track of big businesses and just…waiting.

  198. Australian research suggests “lone wolf” terrorists may be more connected than we think.

    Did they find any connection to the “I” or “M” words?

  199. Mother Lode

    The synapses ain’t what they used to be.

    The old grey ware, it ain’t what it used to be…

  200. Joe

    As Minister for Small Business.

    One ministry destined for the ash heap. Why should govt. interfere so much with small business that it needs a ministry and a dept to help them?

    Get rid of it and the regulations that support it.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks for that jupes, that is an amazing observation, thank you for setting me straight. I have a personal friend who is doing it really tough since he’s been back from Afghanistan

    You could ask if your friend has tried “Veterans and Veterans Families Counseling.” The service was set up by Viet Nam Veterans, and I’ve heard good reports.

  202. Motelier

    That will take a complete re-scoping.

    At present the minister is the minister responsible for keeping track of big businesses and just…waiting.

    The sign behind my desk will be very simple. People that don’t like it will not be needed.

    “Embrace competition”

  203. Dr Faustus

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied, voted one of 100 most influential engineers in Australia by her professional peers, 2015.

    FFS! Not by her professional peers.

    She was chosen by a panel chosen by the ‘College of Leadership & Management’ – a strange SJW unit that has grown like a cuckoo within Engineers Australia. The integrity of the choice was highlighted when Shell gave her the boot.

    The only influence young Yassmin has on the engineering world is as a case example of what to avoid when employing graduates.

  204. 132andBush

    That is literally insane; this person is mad. Our Donna:

    Holy crap!

    We have reached the event horizon of post modernist ideology.

  205. Tintarella di Luna

    What I am saying is that cleaning out the Aegean stables requires more skill than a firehose.

    Not according to Hercules.

    All it would take is to let Lake Burley Griffin flow free while simultaneously joining up the Molonglo and there’ll be a Herculean draining of the swamp that would smell so sweet as the cleansing of the Augean Stables.

  206. Tintarella di Luna

    You could ask if your friend has tried “Veterans and Veterans Families Counseling.” The service was set up by Viet Nam Veterans, and I’ve heard good reports.

    Will do Zulu thanks

  207. EvilElvis

    Fuck them all struth. Deregulate, cut tax AND slash PS jobs. There’s a saving in those jokers going on the dole and a delicious opportunity to stick the boots in.

  208. Top Ender

    My pick for Letter of the Day in the Oz:

    Decline of Victoria

    My wife and I have enjoyed living in Melbourne. We considered it was the best place on Earth having visited more than 50 countries. But Victoria has lost its way.

    Thousands of new arrivals in an already overcrowded, outdated infrastructure that can’t cope, a Labor government intent on social engineering destroying our culture and innocence of our children, and paying back favours to Andrews-supporting groups at the expense of most Victorians are a few of my observations.

    I despair at the waterfront dispute where the militant MUA has summoned their CFMEU mates and other unions to challenge court rulings to stop any work at Webb Dock while Victoria Police take no action against illegal behaviour. How can our society tolerate the CFMEU defying the courts?

    The ignorance and apathy of voters aside, I cannot believe that the Andrews Labor government is 50-50 in the polls; it doesn’t say a lot for the opposition. Wake up, Victorians.

    Alan Chipp, Hawthorn East, Vic

  209. Diogenes

    States to levy their own taxes. Feds to have no taxation ability.
    (If the feds need funds they must get it from the states with agreement from the states.)

    Nope, Feds keep GST to pay for Customs & Defence set at a rate that ONLY supports those

  210. Dr Faustus

    Adelaide the ice capital as sewage data reveals usage nearly triple the national average

    Sewage analysis has revealed Adelaide as Australia’s methylamphetamine capital after the city was found to have the highest levels per person.

    There had to be a reason…

  211. OneWorldGovernment

    Motelier
    #2584432, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:22 am

    As Minister for Small Business.

    Motelier

    If I may distract you..

    I love a good pizza and the first one I had was at Toto’s Pizza House https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto%27s_Pizza_House

    I have set up, staffed and ensured cooks were going to deliver the goods at a Murray River Golf Club. They came from miles around to buy the food and then would go on to play the poker machines or just wine and dance.

    Johanna or Des Deskperson will remember better than I but there was a bloke, with his family, that could make a corn tortilla on the spot. I’ve forgotten the name of the market but it was out Lyenam way but he also used to be at the Canberra Bus Depot market.

    If you blokes think that selling 50 pizzas an hour is an accomplishment then I can tell you that you will go broke.

    In a fast moving environment such as a market you need to be geared up for at least a thousand sales in one hour. That’s it. They have gone. You have one hour. And you can make a LOT of money in that hour.

    I can tell you other stuff but if you want to bake pizzas don’t expect to sell them at a market to make money.

    Nice hobby though.

  212. Top Ender

    Cut and Paste from the Oz. Alarming stuff:

    Birmo bowled over by catastrophic civics results, but just have a look at kids’ leftie diet

    CUT & PASTE

    Children are failing democracy classes but they can name all 63 genders

    Our kids aren’t too keen on democracy. Lowy Institute poll, June 21:

    In previous Lowy Institute Polls, the responses of younger Australians to this question have been striking, with only a minority of the 18-29 year age group expressing a preference for democracy up until 2016. In 2017, a bare majority (52 per cent) of Australians aged 18-29 years agree that democracy is the preferable form of government.

    And it probably doesn’t help they’re failing basic civics lessons. The Australian, yesterday:

    The civics results, which Education Minister Simon Birmingham branded “woeful”, reveal that only 38 per cent of Year 10 students last year achieved at or above a proficient standard when tested on the values, institutions and practices of Australian government — significantly lower than in tests conducted in 2010 and 2013.

    Who can blame them when they’re fed leftie nonsense all day instead of getting real civics lessons? The Australian, August 18:

    … the Forestville Public School (is) under fire for staging a play last week on the Stolen Generations that featured Year 6 students dressed up as nuns abusing indigenous children.

    Teachers are too busy pushing progressive agendas. The Australian, December 16 last year:

    Bill Shorten says schoolchildren should be writing to Santa instead of sending political messages to MPs amid revelations Year 3 students at a Sydney public school launched a petition against child asylum-seekers in detention.

    And teaching biased material. The Australian, May 16 last year:

    A Melbourne playwright has defended herself against claims a play set in Gaza and studied by Victorian high school students is anti-Israel …

    The federal Education Minister does seem to recognise there’s a problem. Simon Birmingham on Seven’s Sunrise program, yesterday:

    I think this is a real worry … That the citizenship and civics areas, we’re seeing less than 40 per cent of high school students showing proficiency in terms of their understanding of the way our system of government works, our courts work, the basics of being successful participants.

    But he needs to lead on civics. Instead of focusing on Western democratic institutions, we’re teaching kids stuff like this. The Australian, October 14 last year:

    Victorian students will be taught about “male privilege” … The Victorian government will push ahead with the rollout of its $21.8 million respectful relationships education program, despite claims the program fails to consider the multiple and complex drivers of family violence … and amounts to the brainwashing of children.

    And this. The Australian, September 7 last year:

    The NSW government has ordered an investigation into the Education Department’s launch of an official teaching resource that urges teachers to “de-gender” their classroom language and promotes activities that encourage students to think about sexuality as “non-binary” or … “like temperature or the weather”.

    We have a lot of work to do here. Kevin Donnelly in The Australian, yesterday:

    Those doubting whether Australia’s education system has been captured by the cultural left need look no further than the results of the 2016 years 6 and 10 civics and citizenship survey.

  213. John Constantine

    Lone wolves may be connected.

    We must raise the fees to our paid informants in the bunkers, as our paid informants are our strength.

    We must also crush those literal Nazi racists that look on with hard eyes when mo stops a meeting to drag his prayer mat out and prove his exceptionalism by making everyone wait upon him.

    Lone wolves, if we can buy a million dollars worth of information about them if the price is right, isn’t that an indication that the information isn’t so lonely, just not handed out for under full price?.

    Comrades?.

  214. Ivan Denisovich

    Minister for Abolishing Government Department

  215. H B Bear

    My pick for Letter of the Day in the Oz:

    Democracy – good and hard. Suck it up Victoriastanis.

    Or call the movers. Don’t ask me where to go in Australia though.

  216. Diogenes

    The problem is that soldiers are no longer being prepared properly for warfare.

    The typical modern soldier has probably been insulated from death before becoming a soldier as well. His WW1 and 2 counterparts will probably have seen siblings and grandparents dying at home. He would probably have helped slaughter animals on the farm, or euthanise, or help euthanise the horse, dog, cat etc or helped kill and pluck the chicken for Sunday lunch or shoot some rabbits

  217. Empire

    I do. Moreover I don’t think the Alabama defeat is such a big blow to Trump. If he learns from this, eats a bit of humble pie and stops supporting extreme candidates in primaries, it may even do him good. The test will come very soon.

    Fakenews.

    Trump did not support Moore in the primary.

  218. duncanm

    Australian research suggests “lone wolf” terrorists may be more connected than we think were telling you.

    Fixored for correctness.

  219. EvilElvis

    Civics and citizenship?!?! Teach them to read and write and ‘rithmetic you fucking morons!!

  220. John Constantine

    Analysing dunnies for traces of drug use.

    When it suits them, the State will introduce robot dunnies that can book you while you are still on the crapper.

    Unless you are useful to the left, then they will sit on those results for a bit.

  221. Boambee John

    So Vicpol reckon you should dial 000 when you have intruders on your remote rural properties.

    Phone, note time of call and time of their arrival, sue for actual losses and “psychological trauma”.

    After a few big payouts reality might set in.

  222. H B Bear

    When it suits them, the State will introduce robot dunnies that can book you while you are still on the crapper.

    I don’t want to know how they will secure you till the cops arrive.

  223. Baldrick

    Australian research suggests “lone wolf” terrorists may be more connected than we think.

    A ‘well connected’ lone wolf? That’s an oxymoron.

  224. Mike of Marion

    johanna,

    Following on from yesterday, here is the young Patricia at 2 months short of her 17th Birthday singing one of many songs titled “Ave Maria”.

    About 6 months before this, she won the Sacred Arias Award in Italy – teen acne and all.

  225. H B Bear

    Victoriastanis presently wailing about the week long closure of Hoddle St after voting in a government that paid $1bn not to build a road to fix it.

    Democracy – good and hard.

  226. duncanm

    Check her out as a kid singing this Morricone classic

  227. H B Bear

    A ‘well connected’ lone wolf? That’s an oxymoron.

    You mean like a moderate Mohammadean?

  228. Tim Neilson

    If he learns from this, eats a bit of humble pie and stops supporting extreme candidates in primaries, it may even do him good.

    Actually, Trump supported Luther Strange in the primary, who was the “establishment” candidate picked by Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP RINO swamp dwellers.

    Big mistake.

    The RINO’s spent enormous resources destroying Mo Brooks, who would have been a very good conservative candidate*, in the first round primary, pushing the conservative vote towards Moore, on the assumption that Moore would be easier than Brooks for Strange to beat in the runoff.

    Unfortunately for them, the real conservatives got Moore across the line in the primary.

    And Trump gave only a very qualified endorsement to Moore even in the general, focussing on the undesirability of a Dem being elected, not really giving Moore any sort of hagiography.

    But from the RINO’s perspective it’s mission largely accomplished. They haven’t got one of their own in, but at least they’ve successfully handed the seat to the Dems rather than having the seat go to a genuine conservative who might have supported Trump.

    (*Yes I’m sure he would have got the full dishonest frenetic character assassination treatment, with post-primary but pre-general “revelations” purportedly from 30 or 40 years ago, etc., etc., and we’d get cucks even on this site believing it, but I think he would have been harder to tarnish than Moore.)

  229. duncanm

    I feel for Miss #4 in the background — you can see she feels uncomfortably inadequate with such a performance going on.

  230. Tim Neilson

    Victoriastanis presently wailing about the week long closure of Hoddle St after voting in a government that paid $1bn not to build a road to fix it.

    Democracy – good and hard.

    Fact check – 100% true.

  231. OneWorldGovernment

    John Constantine
    #2584479, posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Analysing dunnies for traces of drug use.

    When it suits them, the State will introduce robot dunnies that can book you while you are still on the crapper.

    Unless you are useful to the left, then they will sit on those results for a bit.

    I wasn’t game to LOL with that one.

    Could have shit myself.

  232. Boambee John

    Apparently in Alabama:
    Democrats got 92 percent of their 2016 turnout.
    Republicans got 50 percent of their 2016 turnout.

    And still the D’rat only just won?

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