Wednesday Forum: December 13, 2017

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  1. Roger

    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 Long March continues!

  2. Baldrick

    You mean like a moderate Mohammadean?

    Yeah, same sort of discombobulated thinking Bear.

  3. Rebel with cause

    Milo in Spectator Aus:

    If more people dismissed media malcontents with the sort of contempt I show on stage, instead of cowering in fear at being called a racist or a sexist, we’d have those professional victims of the establishment exactly where we want them: too terrified to show their faces and booed and hissed at by the rest of us, who demand facts, logic, persuasion and charm, and who decline to be bullied and intimidated by leftist cultural thugs any longer.

    So that’s my message, really. Wake up, Aussie ratbags, and start fighting fire with fire.

    Or you’ll wake up one day and discover the Australia you loved is gone forever

    RTWT

  4. Rebel with cause

    And still the D’rat only just won?

    Yes, amidst all the Democrat cheering they have failed to notice that they haven’t won back any of the white working class vote.

  5. C.L.

    Or you’ll wake up one day and discover the Australia you loved is gone forever

    It was gone years ago. There is hardly anything left.

  6. Roger

    As if the hatchet job on Cardinal Pell they published wasn’t bad enough…

    Melbourne University Press now brings you the Antifa handbook!

  7. Ivan Denisovich

    Melbourne University Press now brings you the Antifa handbook!

    Mark Steyn:

    Professor Mark Bray is what passes for the intellectual wing of Antifa.

    RTWT

    https://www.steynonline.com/8242/bray-new-world

  8. Baldrick

    Abortion lobbyist Tina Smith of Planned Parenthood appointed to replace Al Franken in the US Senate

    Leftards have no shame.

  9. duncanm

    It was gone years ago. There is hardly anything left.

    so stop whining and fight back

  10. cuckoo

    Or you’ll wake up one day and discover the Australia you loved is gone forever

    It’s a small thing, but this morning in Melbourne I watched as one of the mainland Chinese influx of recent years (definitely not one of ‘our’ Chinese – I know the difference) helped himself to soil from a city garden plantation. He stuffed this into a paper Slurpee cup, tamped it down, dug a bit more out and packed it in. No doubt he owns an apartment nearby and wants to pot a plant. And after all, the dirt wasn’t nailed down. And there wasn’t a sign saying ‘please don’t steal the dirt’. And there wasn’t a member of the People’s Liberation Army with a gun standing over it. So why not?

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE MOCKER
    Tim Soutphommasane’s double standards laid bare

    The Australian
    12:43PM December 14, 2017

    2
    The Mocker
    @Oz_Mocker

    “Nearly all men can stand adversity,” wrote Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane of the Australian Human Rights Commission last year, citing Abraham Lincoln. “But if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

    Proving the adage that courage is not absence of fear but the overcoming of it, Soutphommasane boards a plane several times a week, despite dreading the flight attendants will not attempt to pronounce his surname when they check his boarding pass. “It says that they’re not even bothered to treat me with respect,” said the triggered 35-year-old last year.

    To his credit he persists, and we only hope that the flight attendants treated him with respect when he flew last month to Geneva, Switzerland, to present to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

    So how did Australia stack up

    Unfortunately, the AHRC’s 64-page report was not a rosy one. There are “some clear indications that racial intolerance and racial discrimination are on the rise,” said Soutphommasane. “It is especially concerning that, as in many other countries, extreme nationalist organisations have grown in prominence within public debates about race and immigration.”

    The Committee, in its subsequent assessment of Australia’s compliance with anti-racism obligations, raised concerns that “expressions of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia, including in the public sphere and political debates as well as in the media, are on the rise.”

    Among the Committee’s many recommendations was that Australia “put an end to racist hate speech expressed in the print and electronic media, and encourage the media to adopt a code of good conduct containing provisions against racism and racial discrimination.” Of note, it does not cite any examples of the so-called racist hate speech that, by insinuation, is replete in Australian media. Even the left-leaning Sydney Morning Herald remarked that the recommendations amounted to “effectively censoring aspects of the media and public commentary.”

    From the Oz. Another Social Justice Warrior, looking for a cause.

  12. cuckoo

    Ogden Nash

    The Japanese (1938)

    How courteous is the Japanese;
    He always says, “Excuse it, please.”
    He climbs into his neighbor’s garden,
    And smiles, and says, “I beg your pardon”;
    He bows and grins a friendly grin,
    And calls his hungry family in;
    He grins, and bows a friendly bow;
    “So sorry, this my garden now.”

  13. zyconoclast

    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.

    You are an optimist.
    I don’t think it will get off the ground.

  14. Motelier

    OWG,

    The best rate we have seen around QLD is 90 per hour.

    The product was very poor. Mass produced 9 inck bases, 3 people working. 3 * 3 metre stall with two ovens.

    We will work it out. We always do.
    Bit, thanks for the advice.

  15. Rabz

    Or you’ll wake up one day and discover the Australia you loved is gone forever

    It’s already long gone.

  16. Boambee John

    Joe
    #2584419, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:54 am
    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.

    Some political philosopher one said words like “Getting only good people elected, who will do the right thing, is not practicable. The trick is to put in place incentives to encourage bad people to do the right thing”.

    While random executions might do the trick, I am not sure what incentives would be needed for politicians to pass the necessary legislarion!

  17. C.L.

    It was gone years ago. There is hardly anything left.
    ———————-
    so stop whining and fight back

    You’re right. I should start attacking the left and everything they stand for.

  18. Mother Lode

    Just look at this pathetic gluten intolerant cowardly little fag.

    He looks like an inflatable doll for soy-boys.

  19. C.L.

    He looks like a regular, well-groomed bloke.

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    The RINO’s spent enormous resources destroying Mo Brooks, who would have been a very good conservative candidate*

    Brooks has announced today he has prostate cancer.

  21. Rabz

    Erkos, beard, plaid shirt – dork.

  22. Mother Lode

    “Getting only good people elected, who will do the right thing, is not practicable. The trick is to put in place incentives to encourage bad people to do the right thing”.

    Cool.

    I have long thought that a person who did generous things for selfish reasons (whether giving alms, or leading a nation) is as good as a generous person doing generous things.

    But more as a thought experiment since all we ever seem to get is selfish idiots doing what they idiotically think benefits them but which failure spurs them on to greater idiocy.

  23. notafan

    Waves to Tim Superpossummouse from

    Australia’s leading racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia blog

    Tell us Tim

    On the basis of some sort of objective standard, say deaths, people fleeing the country caused by racism where do we stand?

    A Chinese Lao Australian in a plum highly paid Australian government sinecure has the gall to lecture indigenous Australians about our waccism.

    Exactly how many native Australians are in plum highly paid Laotian government sinecures lecturing native Laotians?

    oh right

    none

    The reality is Tim’s parents were welcomed to Australia as refugees driven out of Laos because of their Chinese ethnicity (real racism)

    Does Tim ever have anything to say about this or would that offend the comrades too much?

    refugees from Cambodia and Laos

  24. Rabz

    Then Donald Trump won the presidency, white nationalists rejoiced, and 20th-century European fascism was suddenly on everyone’s mind.

    To paraphrase, about the only thing ahistorical dork boy above doesn’t know about 20th century fascism is that he and his ilk are frantically re-enacting the early phases of its rise.

  25. marg of nambour

    Journalist and lawyer, Richard Ackland:

    “Actually, there are strong grounds for a campaign to counter the expansion of religious freedoms and to reduce the ones that already exist.

    When you consider the hateful, cruel, bitter and downright false contribution of some religious voices during the recent same-sex postal survey, why would anyone want to give these institutions more open-ended “freedoms”?

    There is a long and sorry history of churches meddling in society’s freedoms and undermining citizens’ human rights and private lives”

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/14/dont-extend-churches-freedom-when-theyve-abused-those-they-already-have?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=256507&subid=15971427&CMP=ema_632

    Dear God, if those sentiments become the prevailing mindset of those who rule over us, and you’re a person of faith, you’d better brace yourself.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    The RINO’s spent enormous resources destroying Mo Brooks, who would have been a very good conservative candidate*

    Brooks has announced today he has prostate cancer.

    As long as he hasn’t been asking school-girls to have a look at it he would still be a reasonable candidate.

  27. C.L.

    Black left-wing anti-Trump PBS commentator axed …
    DRUDGE: PBS Suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation.
    On the night of Trump’s victory, a bitter Smiley said “sexism” had won that sad day.
    Turns out that Trump’s loudest media critics are all – wait for it – sickening hypocrites.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Dear God, if those sentiments become the prevailing mindset of those who rule over us, and you’re a Christian person of faith, you’d better brace yourself.

    Moozleys will get a pass.

  29. notafan

    why would anyone want to give these institutions more open-ended “freedoms”?

    In other words people who don’t think like me should not have freedoms

    Off with their heads!

  30. Joe

    Dear God, if those sentiments become the prevailing mindset of those who rule over us, and you’re a Christian person of faith, you’d better brace yourself.

    Moozleys will get a pass.

    Until Christians embrace moozley suppression of wymenzes and blow up train stations – then they will get a pass as well.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2584538, posted on December 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Black left-wing anti-Trump PBS commentator axed …
    DRUDGE: PBS Suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation.
    On the night of Trump’s victory, a bitter Smiley said “sexism” had won that sad day.
    Turns out that Trump’s loudest media critics are all – wait for it – sickening hypocrites.

    Bwahahaha.
    Lefties just keep pitching stones at that glasshouse wall.

  32. Rabz

    FFS, are there any political/meeja/Hollyweird figures in the US that haven’t been accused of sexual misconduct*?

    *Except Shrillary of course, who’s merely an enabler.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    FFS, are there any political/meeja/Hollyweird figures in the US that haven’t been accused of sexual misconduct*?

    *Except Shrillary of course, who’s merely an enabler.

    If only her gerbils could talk.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Keneally refuses to rule out Senate run

    The Australian
    1:23PM December 14, 2017
    Rachel Baxendale
    Reporter
    Canberra
    @rachelbaxendale

    Kristina Keneally has refused to rule out taking Sam Dastyari’s Senate seat if she does not win the Bennelong by-election on Saturday, in a fiery interview during which she was also grilled on her record as NSW premier.

    Ms Keneally was asked three times by her Sky News colleague Samantha Maiden whether she would rule out taking the Senate seat as a “consolation prize” following Senator Dastyari’s resignation on Tuesday, and refused to give a direct answer each time.

    “The only job I’ve been offered is the opportunity to be Labor’s candidate for Bennelong, and as I’ve said before I’ve been offered Senate seats before and turned them down,” Ms Keneally said.

    Pressed again, Ms Keneally said she also wasn’t ruling out coming back to Sky News, where she is on leave without pay from her job as a host.

    “Coming back to Sky News is definitely an option if I lose, but I’m here to win. I’m fighting to win, Sam Maiden, I’m fighting to win in this by-election. I’m not even contemplating anything else,” she said.

    “You can ask me any way you want. I’m not ruling anything in or out after the polls come in on Saturday night. I gave up my job at Macquarie University to run for this position. I’ve gone on leave without pay at Sky News. I’m not even contemplating what happens after

  35. “Actually, there are strong grounds for a campaign to counter the expansion of religious freedoms and to reduce the ones that already exist.

    When you consider the hateful, cruel, bitter and downright false contribution of some religious voices during the recent same-sex postal survey, why would anyone want to give these institutions more open-ended “freedoms”?

    There is a long and sorry history of churches meddling in society’s freedoms and undermining citizens’ human rights and private lives”

    What a dishonest turd.

  36. H B Bear

    Australia is going to get Bambi II whether voters want her or not. That is how the Liars roll.

  37. John Constantine

    Opinion piece in rapidly wymynsysing weekly times yarragrad rural paper points out that it has been eighteen months since the human rights commission launched its investigation into making the country fire authority fifty percent activist wymynsys.

    The report was being selectively leaked to their ABC, but the leaks stopped.

    Mightn’t totally be able to progress the agenda of Stalin then?.

  38. Tintarella di Luna

    There is a long and sorry history of (churches) governments meddling in society’s freedoms and undermining citizens’ human rights and private lives”

    Yeah sure, I don’t think the Church has had much power in the secular state for about 5 centuries. The real problem we have is with government’s meddling in our freedoms and undermining our human rights to those freedoms which are endowed by virtue of the fact that we are human beings, not endowed by the state or the United Nations.

  39. Mater

    A good start to controlling the Public Service would be to legislate that their Superannuation MUST be funded out of each years budget…not put on the never-never, as is now the case. No different to the private sector.
    If politicians wanted their pork barrelling to continue unabated, they would need to decide which departments are more important and how many APS were actually needed. A motivation for efficiency would be created, where none currently exists.

  40. C.L.

    Keneally to Bennelong: ‘If you losers don’t want me I’m going to the senate anyway.’

  41. Tintarella di Luna

    I gave up my job at Macquarie University to run for this position.

    Only because you couldn’t satisfy S44.1 of the Constitution if you didn’t — but her magnanimity knows no bounds. I wonder what job she had at Macquarie University — was she an honorary professor? Kristina the Moocher

  42. notafan

    At least she can’t PM from the senate.
    Fingers crossed.

  43. Tintarella di Luna

    Oh I forgot the O

  44. H B Bear

    Political parties have always dumped people who can’t win elections in the Senate. Highest priced tip in Australia.

  45. Tintarella di Luna

    At least she can’t PM from the senate.
    Fingers crossed.

    Just watch her — Tanya Pilberserk will not be happy

  46. Damienski

    Has Alastair Cook been taking batting lessons from Watto?

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    At least she can’t PM from the senate.
    Fingers crossed.

    John Gorton became Prime Minister while sitting in the Senate, but he then did run for the House of Representatives, and win..

  48. Snoopy

    Just watch her — Tanya Pilberserk will not be happy

    Neither will Pouty McPoutface.

  49. H B Bear

    Has Alastair Cook been taking batting lessons from Watto?

    We’ll find out if he makes an 80 ball century after the Poms lead by 300 on the 1st innings.

  50. Myrddin Seren

    Old Australia.

    A copy of this book, Newcastle – The Missing Years, is in my room at the pub in Hunter St*

    Fascinating browsing the old photos from the late 30s and the war years.

    Compared to the present, one thing stands out in almost all the photos, bar one. No Fat Bastards.

    Okay – no meth addicts staggering up-and-down the Hunter St Mall either, but that Ice-Zombie Plague is only cranking up in recent times.

    We can throw around the reasons – too much sugary food, too much cheap booze, ‘treats’ three times a day, sedentary blobs. Take your pick. But abundance has not delivered a generally fitter population compared to those days – people looking after their weight and fitness these days excepted.

    (* Got some paid employment in Newie – huzzah ! Spamming the Cat may be intermittent for a while )

  51. Snoopy

    Tim Soutphmassane doesn’t look a happy Frenchman

    He looks like someone who has just discovered his collection of DNA magazines has been stolen.

  52. John Constantine

    The cfa announce that the stories are true, that the Balmoral bushfire yesterday was caused by a bloke ( professional paid division) doing a flammability materials demonstration.

    Dropping a match in grass to show how it can get away from ya if ya ain’t careful.

    A wymynsys would never gave done this, so change the culture.

  53. old bloke

    zyconoclast
    #2584118, posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    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.

    The AC immigration policy is good, but I prefer the ALA policy. They share some common aims, i.e., withdrawl from the UN refugee charter etc., but the difference is that the AC want to reduce immigration by 50% (good) whereas the ALA will stop all immigration for now.

  54. johanna

    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 lived around the corner from Toto’s in 1973. As I recall, their pizza was OK but not spectacular. It was more a novelty thing because pizza joints were few and far between in those days.

    They were still better than the crap that the pizza chains sell today, though.

    Sorry, can’t help re the corn tortilla guy at the Bus Depot Markets. I always went for the Ethiopian food stall, which sold unique and delicious grub.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Just watch her — Tanya Pilberserk will not be happy

    Is she ever?
    She should raid her hubby’s stash and lighten up a bit.

  56. johanna

    Mike of Marion, thanks for the Patricia J. clip. She really is special.

    I don’t usually like listening to sopranos (don’t like opera, for example) but her voice is so pure and beautiful that I make an exception in her case.

  57. notafan

    whereas the ALA will stop all immigration for now.

    Which is why I don’t support them

    I don’t have a problem with taking persecuted Christians from the ME under our humanitarian programme or some skilled migration preferably from Europe, South Africans are okay too.

    There are also people who genuinely marry foreign nationals, they should be able to bring their spouses over.

    for all the weaknesses in our programme nil migration is absurd

  58. Myrddin Seren

    Speaking of the Ice-Zombie Plague, this utter shit is on high rotation on the local FM station on the office radio.

    Young Dumb & Broke

    Read the effed up lyrics and then imagine some whack job droning it out.

    I suspect it is on high rotation from late morning until drive time because that is when the Meth Heads stagger out of bed and listen to ‘music’ that hits them right where they live.

    An entire sub-culture dedicated to nihilist self-destruction. Paid for by your tax dollars.

  59. Stimpson J. Cat

    Erkos, beard, plaid shirt – dork.

    Anyone with a beard after Jesus is a terrorist or a hipster.
    The only excuse is if you are on the lamb from the law.

  60. notafan

    from twitter

    [email protected]

    If #NetNeutrality is repealed:
    Amazon Prime $299/year
    Facebook $12.99/status update
    Twitter $.25 per character per tweet
    Netflix $16.99 per Stranger Things episode
    YouTube $14.99 per minute of video
    Hulu $29.99 per episode of Scrubs

    I think the market has a solution for this

  61. GP

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2584585, posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    My theory is that before Ned Kelly reached the end of his drop, he passed through a replicating time portal with an exit in late 2017.

  62. Geriatric Mayfly

    This libretto MS is far too much of a challenge for me. I lose track very easily these days.

    While we’re young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb broke high school kids
    Yadadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadadada
    Young dumb broke high school kids

  63. OWG;

    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.

    I’ve been calling for that for five years now.
    We need one modeled on the Stalin/Tukhachevsky “Purge of the Marshalls.

  64. Tim Neilson

    While we’re young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb broke high school kids
    Yadadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadadada
    Young dumb broke high school kids

    I suspect that the lyricist has put a lot of personal authenticity into this.

  65. H B Bear

    Just watch her — Tanya Pilberserk will not be happy

    Is she ever?
    She should raid her hubby’s stash and lighten up a bit.

    Plibbers missed her calling. She should have been one of those old babushkas digging in a frozen turnip field.

  66. rickw

    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,

    What a fucking shithole Australia is.

  67. notafan

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    It’s also going to be compulsory to do 100 google searches a day

    Encyclopedia Britannica is back baby!

    One forgets how many stupid people there are in the world

  68. Myrddin Seren

    Plibbers missed her calling. She should have been one of those old babushkas digging in a frozen turnip field.

    Another time, another place – one suspects she would have been Commissar of the Month at Katyn Wood.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat

    This libretto MS is far too much of a challenge for me. I lose track very easily these days.

    Yuh, ooh, brr, brr
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Gucci Gang
    Spend three racks on a new chain (yuh)
    My b$tch love do cocaine, ooh (ooh)
    I f$ck a b$tch, I forgot her name (brr, yuh)
    I can’t buy a b$tch no wedding ring (ooh)
    Rather go and buy Balmains (brr)

  70. JC

    Watch 7.30 Report last night and there was a segment on Australia’s energy supply with a discussion supposedly on what’s going on.

    South Australia was quickly discussed and of course the blame for that idiotic state experiencing serious black outs was placed on everyone else other than the mendacious stupidity and dishonesty of the Liars party government.

    This is what got my goat though. They had a supposed energy economist on from the Grattan Institute offering what passes for an opinion at their ABC. Their ABC never explained this dickhead is a leftist imbecile advocating for renewballs. In other words an outright renewballer advocate.

    This is what Tony Wood had to say:

    ANGELIQUE DONNELAN: Energy economist Tony Wood says the generators are necessary, as more intermittent wind and solar replaces coal and gas generation.

    TONY WOOD: Whether this illustrates a fragility or a failure, I think, is the wrong way to think about it. I think this is the way of the future.

    In other words, what this leftwing swine is saying is that we should simply accept blackouts as a way of life in the future.

    Here is his resume.

    Energy Program Director
    Tony Wood

    [email protected]

    Tony has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 he was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies. In 2008, he was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut climate change review.

    Get a load of who he worked for prior to Grattan. Of course their ABC never told us. Nor did they present a counter argument and how the closure of coal powered stations has got us where we are.

    Meanwhile, look at what’s happening in South Australia.

    The showed an example of a business – a foundry- that is paid to close down operations if the rest of the state has a call for more energy. They fucking pay firms not to operate. This is what we’ve become.

  71. Mother Lode

    What a fucking shithole Australia is.

    It is not really anything so radical. Just a 21st century tweaking of the old argument about our legal principles.

    Before:

    Better a hundred guilty men go free, than a single innocent man spend a day in jail.

    Now it is:

    Better a hundred victims die in a pool of their own blood, than a single alleged perpetrator who:

    > allegedly broke into the alleged victim’s alleged home and
    > allegedly staved their skull in while
    > allegedly stealing $20 and an opal card

    than this alleged perpetrator should be confronted by someone not trained in policing techniques and before their court appointed lawyer has a chance to explain their daddy didn’t hug them enough.

    Simple when you look at it that way.

  72. Stimpson J. Cat

    TONY WOOD: Whether this illustrates a fragility or a failure, I think, is the wrong way to think about it. I think this is the way of the future.

    This f$cking hippy needs to be strung up on a wind turbine for the endangered birds to kamikaze into as an example to all the other Goddamned hippies.

  73. H B Bear

    Teh Grattan Institute gives quality independent organisations like The Ponds Institute and its wholly non-politically partisan head Richarrd Denniiiisssss a bad name. No surprise to see they had disreputable people like Lady Waffleworth on their board.

  74. Baldrick

    While we’re young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb
    Young, young dumb and broke
    Young dumb broke high school kids
    Yadadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadada
    Yadadadadadadada
    Young dumb broke high school kids

    Surely a worthy contender for inclusion in next year’s Higher School Certificate English exam.

  75. Rae`

    Quite amusing all this wishin’ and hopin’ that KKK doesn’t take Bennelong on Saturday.

    And then if she ends up in the Senate, all this wishin’ and hopin’ that Plibbers is not pleased about it.

    I like Kenneallys hairstyle btw. I think it suits her.

  76. JC

    Hi Tony:

    Last night’s 7.30 Report wrongly titled you as an energy economist. Shouldn’t it be more accurate to describe you as a delusional advocate of renewables – or in the words of a commenter at Catallaxy blog .. A “renewballer”?

    It’s laughable, that in the 21st C we have people referring to themselves as economists actually suggesting the public should get used to blackouts when it’s a version of some sort of back-to-the-future dystopia.

    You’re a green left energy depriver, Tony. You’re not an economist, as no right thinking economist would be spouting the nonsense you were last evening.

    You should do the right thing and offer a correction. At the very least you should correct the record and refer to yourself as a green left advocate. Economist you aren’t.

    Interesting, your resume says you worked for the Clinton Foundation, which we’re slowly finding out is one of the most corrupt organizations in the US and possibly the world.

    Regards

    JC

  77. JC

    Here’s Brett Lawrence from the foundry I mentioned above licking his chops at the idea of having the foundry sit idle while getting paid for it.

    ANGELIQUE DONNELAN: This summer, the system will be tested because of the closure of the 1,600 megawatt Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria. It means, on the hottest days across Southern Australia, power supplies could be tight.

    AUDREY ZIBELMAN: We’ve gone out and gotten additional – essentially close to 2,000 megawatts – of resources that are going to be available to us, and it’s those resources that are going to be replacing Hazelwood.

    ANGELIQUE DONNELAN: About half of the extra power will come from new gas generation. Some will come from what’s called demand response – a measure to ease pressure on the grid. South Australian metal foundry Intercast & Forge is one company which will be paid to switch off at times of peak demand.

    BRETT LAWRENCE: What that will mean is that our plant will shut down. However, it will mean that other blackouts and the like will be far less likely.

    ANGELIQUE DONNELAN: Intercast & Forge could get as little as 10 minutes’ notice from AEMO if South Australia is at risk of blackouts. It’s one of eight companies taking part in a $36 million demand response trial.

    BRETT LAWRENCE: This is our electricity price monitoring system. This is where we will switch off when the regulator contacts us.

    ANGELIQUE DONNELAN: How quickly will the power go back into the system once you get that call?

    BRETT LAWRENCE: It’s effectively instantaneous, as soon as we turn the button – 10 megawatts goes back to the grid.

    This is Australia’s way of creating cheap and abundant energy. We pay factories to close down.

    Here’s the entire segment transcript.

    http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/will-the-electricity-grid-be-able-to-cope-with-a/9257358

  78. Dr Faustus

    The Chinese Government reaches out into the Bennelong by-election:

    Mysterious Bennelong letter urges Chinese Australians to ‘take down’ the Turnbull government

    “For the interests of Chinese people, let us mobilise, share this message and use the ballots in the hands of we Chinese to take down this far-right Liberal Party ruling party”.

    Not particularly mysterious. The letter traces back to the United Front Work Department, an organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (prop. Xi Jinping).

    The ALP demonstrates the correct response to the Chinese political involvement in Australia’s democratic processes:

    NSW Labor general secretary Kaila Murnain said: “It’s clear that Malcolm Turnbull’s China-phobic rhetoric is causing alarm in the Chinese Australian community.”

    Ratfuckers. Bought and paid for.

  79. JC

    What the fucking moron from the foundry doesn’t realize or perhaps didn’t want to say is that if he shuts down his foundry in order to satisfy demand elsewhere…. it’s by definition a technical blackout.

  80. Mother Lode

    Demand response?

    What is to be the new phrase for black outs?

    Supply Initiated Demand Corrections?

  81. cohenite

    Listening to 2SM today and Brent Boltitude had on an academic. His name was Ollie Jay Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, and Lead Researcher of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) Research Node on Climate Adaptation and Health (I started muttering to myself at this stage); anyway Ollie didn’t disappoint. The subject was heat stress in the hottest summer evah (again). Ollie took the usual fossil power is bad line and advised Australians must learn to deal with heat without air-con; the usual advice about cold rags on the noggin and dark rooms was ladled out with the feet in a dish of cold water as the pinnacle of heat stress methods during the inevitable black-outs.

    It’s come to this folks. Australia is the biggest exporter of the best coal in the world; and while the rest of the world uses our coal to power their air-cons we’ll be sitting at home in the dark with our feet in a fucking puddle of water.

    Our Ollie:

    http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/about/people/profiles/ollie.jay.php

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    “For the interests of Chinese people, let us mobilise, share this message and use the ballots in the hands of we Chinese to take down this far-right Liberal Party ruling party”.

    The Great Leap Forward.

  83. Tim Neilson

    “For the interests of Chinese people, let us mobilise, share this message and use the ballots in the hands of we Chinese to take down this far-right Liberal Party ruling party”.

    Which Star Trek episode was it where the Enterprise crew found themselves in the mirror universe?

    Do the Chicoms think that Peanut Head is an altruist and that Greens are sane?

  84. JC

    Ollie is a Senior Lecturer in Thermoregulatory Physiology, and Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory,

    Lol

  85. H B Bear

    “For the interests of Chinese people, let us mobilise, share this message and use the ballots in the hands of we Chinese to take down this far-right Liberal Party ruling party”.

    No wonder they can never get my order right and always forget the prawn crackers.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    If these Goddamned Hippies get their way very soon there will only be room for one type of coal burner in Australia.
    Am I right ladies?

    😁

  87. Geriatric Mayfly

    Surely a worthy contender for inclusion in next year’s Higher School Certificate English exam.

    Quite correct, given this is a TEXT and all texts now have equal merit. Bronte, Galsworthy, Hardy, Dickens et al. would be blitzed out of the classroom by the analysis and deconstruction of this masterpiece.

  88. Stimpson J. Cat

    No wonder they can never get my order right and always forget the prawn crackers.

    Huang Xiangmo Fortune Cookie:

    “Beware. You will meet a very short man who will take you on a very long ride. “

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    Nepotism alive and well:

    Exhibit A. Mitchell Marsh. Not only was he plonked at first slip, but grassed a sitter. The ball went through his hands and hit him in the face before it went to ground.

    Thanks, selectors. Hope that MARGARET River wine goes down ok next time you’re at Swampy’s place in Perth for a barbie.

  90. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ollie is a Senior Lecturer in Thermoregulatory Physiology, and Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory,

    I would wager that this is the man who came up with the heated toilet seat.

  91. C.L.

    Mysterious Bennelong letter urges Chinese Australians to ‘take down’ the Turnbull government

    Hear hear.

  92. Baldrick

    Energy Program Director
    Tony Wood

    You can catch him on Twitter too, JC.

  93. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thanks, selectors. Hope that MARGARET River wine goes down ok next time you’re at Swampy’s place in Perth for a barbie.

    I’m debating whether to let my son play cricket seriously as he is showing exceptional skill.
    Is Australia ready for a starting Asian batsmen or is as ridiculous as it sounds and he should just play golf or tennis to provide for my retirement?

  94. C.L.

    This is Australia’s way of creating cheap and abundant energy. We pay factories to close down.

    And when unemployment spikes and supplies dry up, we’ll import some Muslims and buy Chinese.
    An elderly lady I was speaking to yesterday observed that “the country is in a very bad state.”
    She meant morally.
    We are governed by liars, frauds, traitors and cowards.

  95. stackja

    Chinese helping Shorten? I am shocked!

  96. stackja

    C.L.
    #2584646, posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Yes!

  97. Baldrick

    Mysterious Bennelong letter urges Chinese Australians to ‘take down’ the Turnbull government

    Well Dastyari was advocating the same thing, so it’s no surprise Kristina’s asked for more of the same.

  98. C.L.

    Dennis Lillee to play no part in WACA farewell.

    “I’m not going (to the Test) because I’ve had enough of the crap that’s gone on in the background to push the WACA into oblivion,” Lillee told Fairfax Media when contacted ahead of the third Test.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    NSW had an Asian opening bat some years back. A left hander – can’t remember his name but was a pretty cool dude, I thought.

    The Chicoms have got into everything else, so it’s a matter of time before one breaks into our top XI. Most of the current lot seem to spend most of their time putting product in their hair.

    Zero product for Mitch Starc though – just had Root caught behind. M. Marsh nowhere near the celebrations.

  100. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is Australia ready for a starting Asian batsmen

    Richard Chee Quee was pretty good in the NSW shield side.
    Dunno about expecting your kid to support you in your dotage.
    That sort of thing is going out of fashion.

  101. stackja

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2584642, posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Richard Chee Quee, who was the first player of Chinese origin to play first-class cricket in Australia, was a powerful top or middle-order batsman who dominated Sydney grade cricket for more than a decade (at Randwick) but despite showing great promise, never quite made his mark in the first-class game. He scored a .

  102. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dunno about expecting your kid to support you in your dotage.
    That sort of thing is going out of fashion.

    Amongst you White Devils maybe.
    Children are an investment in my future.
    😁

  103. John Constantine

    Their ABC broadcast a statement from the chicoms recently, where they found it insulting that turnbull could accuse the Chinese communist party of meddling in Australia’s politics.

    Mentioned that Australia wasn’t even a real multicultural society.

    The chicom were so insulted by the claim of political meddling that they will now overthrow the turnbull government by rigging by-elections.

    Where is their ABC that vomited in a frenzy over Russian Trumpnados?.

    Comrades?.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks, selectors. Hope that MARGARET River wine goes down ok next time you’re at Swampy’s place in Perth for a barbie.

    He’s already on the case for tonight.
    It’s 10-score wagyu and a trough of 2003 Gevrey Chambertin 1st Cru Burgundy.

  105. EvilElvis

    Erkos, beard, plaid shirt – dork.

    Don’t bring beards into this! The left can’t culturally appropriate my shit without a hipster slapdown!!!

  106. H B Bear

    The WACA has been the most poorly managed sports ground and organisation for years. Good riddance to the place.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks, selectors. Hope that MARGARET River wine goes down ok next time you’re at Swampy’s place in Perth for a barbie.

    I can see the headline on the back page of the West Australian tomorrow …
    PAYNE’S CATCH
    Mitch Blindsided by Tassie Gloveman

  108. Mother Lode

    Do the Chicoms think that Peanut Head is an altruist and that Greens are sane?

    They are just doing what propaganda is.

    It is not a statement of truth. Not even what is purported to be truth.

    They are telling readers what they are to think.

  109. Tel

    What the fucking moron from the foundry doesn’t realize or perhaps didn’t want to say is that if he shuts down his foundry in order to satisfy demand elsewhere…. it’s by definition a technical blackout.

    Yeah, it’s strategic mitigation of the damage caused by a blackout instead of prevention. Analogous to deciding you need to bang your head into a tree, because it’s better than banging your head with a rock.

    That said… it’s still probably significantly cheaper than dealing with Musk.

  110. Stimpson J. Cat

    You know beards are officially over when Trannys can grow them.
    Move on.

  111. Tel

    Mentioned that Australia wasn’t even a real multicultural society.

    That’s rich coming from China, do they think we are stupid? Maybe they don’t understand that Australians are still (just barely) allowed to think for themselves.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    The sooner South Australia degenerates into a Mad Max style methane driven dystopian utopia the better.
    The borders must then be closed and locked for good.

  113. If you haven’t seen John Cadogan, you’re missing out.

    Here’s his latest vid.

    Funny and informative.

    Just brilliant.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Saw this piece of tripe entitled “Shabby, Dated, Beloved. Why the WACA Will Always be Special.”
    It is in WA Today.
    It was written by David Allan-Petale (of course it was).
    This reminds me of the tripe which used to be served up by ABC/Fewfacts types pining for the good old days at “traditional suburban grounds”.
    Of course, the ABC/Fewfacts types had a comfortable press-box, free food at the President’s lunch and free booze after the game, whilst the great unwashed were having cold pies and warm piss on their shoes in the outer.
    Dickheads.

  115. Myrddin Seren

    A telling ‘Then-and-Now’:

    Theresa May, 13 July 2016:

    ‘If you’re one of those families, if you’re just managing, I want to address you directly … The government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few, but by yours’

    Now:

    Theresa May in that journal for the Everyman – The Guardian

    It’s Britain’s duty to help nations hit by climate change

    Absolute fraud who will deliver the lamest Brexit possible and turn Britain back in to the EU at the first opportunity.

  116. areff

    This reminds me of the tripe which used to be served up by ABC/Fewfacts types pining for the good old days at “traditional suburban grounds”.

    I’m no ABC/Fauxfaxer, but I’d welcome the return of Footscray to Whitten Oval.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sickening’ Australian wool practices revealed in new PETA footage
    Nadia Salemme, News Corp Australia
    December 14, 2017 10:52AM

    DISTURBING new footage has revealed animal cruelty in the Australian wool industry.

    Shearers can be seen violently punching and beating sheep with metal tools, kicking them, and leaving them unconscious in the video, released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

    The footage — branded “sickening” by PETA — was shot this year at four shearing sheds in Australia’s top wool-producing states of New South Wales and Victoria.

    Australian Wool Innovation, the leading authority in the wool-producing industry, said it “condemns the mistreatment of animals”.

    The footage shows sheep bleeding and their cuts being stitched up without pain relief, PETA claims.

    It follows a 2014 investigation into cruelty in the $3 billion Australian wool trade, which the industry previously labelled “embarrassing” and a “wake-up call”.

    PETA has branded the practices as “sickening” and called for shoppers to boycott wool.

    In a statement, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk claimed the sheep were under “distress” and their welfare was compromised.

    “Sheep are gentle animals who are petrified of even being held down, yet these sheep were punched in the face, kicked and stamped on, and had their heads slammed into the floor by unsupervised, impatient shearers, causing the sheep great distress and injury,” she said in a statement.

    “PETA is calling on shoppers around the world to reject cruelty to animals — and that means never buying wool.”

    PETA let the cat out of the bag some time ago – their aim is a ban on breeding Merino sheep in Australia, and ultimately, a ban on the usage of animals for “food, fiber or fun.”

    Oh, and FWIW, I ever only used to give one warning.

  118. H B Bear

    Saw this piece of tripe entitled “Shabby, Dated, Beloved. Why the WACA Will Always be Special.”

    I’m assuming this Fauxfacts dickhead didn’t pay nearly $90 to buy a seat in a “stand”, had a soggy microwaved Red Rooster roll in a plastic tent for lunch and was still in the sun at 4.30 in the afternoon on a 38oC day. Well I did over a decade ago and have never been back.

  119. C.L.

    Of course, the ABC/Fewfacts types had a comfortable press-box, free food at the President’s lunch and free booze after the game, whilst the great unwashed were having cold pies and warm piss on their shoes in the outer.
    Dickheads.

    It’s a bit like the debate about old Aussie pubs vs. the fagified versions.
    Now, a lot of old Aussie pubs were disgusting dumps.
    On the other hand … when I see a gentrified reno in Christopher Skase colours, carpets, TVs everywhere and all manner of poncy, bordello-like accoutrements, I do miss the days of the unadorned Drinking Hole. Originally, I understood the changes to be aimed at women who now want to sit in public bars but I now see the more horrible truth: the changes are aimed at today’s young men.

  120. Nick

    This reminds me of the tripe which used to be served up by ABC/Fewfacts types pining for the good old days at “traditional suburban grounds”.

    I’m no ABC/Fauxfaxer, but I’d welcome the return of Footscray to Whitten Oval.

    Same. It’s ironic that our Leftist betters bemoan the demise of suburban football, when they were instrumental in grounds such as Princess Park having to kowtow to the demands of smelly blow ins.

  121. Caveman

    What a fucking shithole Australia is.

    As far fetched as it may be, Australia has been thrown another life line with the advent of Electric Vehicles,
    Lithium, Cobalt ,Zinc , Bauxite has kicked up big time, I think its mining boom v2.0.

    They fuk this opportunity up..well u know.

  122. JC

    when I see a gentrified reno in Christopher Skase colours

    I recall someone who worked there said Skase once rolled up to Bank Of America’s offices in Los Angeles wearing a mink coat with mini sized gold ingots in place of buttons.

  123. notafan

    An Afghan man who claimed he was 17 years old to be granted asylum in Germany where he later raped and killed an EU official’s daughter is 33 years old, a court heard.
    Hussein Khavari ambushed 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger in Freiberg in October last year before raping her and drowning her in a river.
    Khavari had applied for asylum as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ when the attack took place, but his father has told German authorities that he is much older.

    And this after raping and murdering a girl in Greece

    Life is cheap and getting cheaper

    ‘Child refugee’ who raped and murdered the daughter of an EU official is 33 YEARS OLD his father tells German court

  124. Gab

    Now, a lot of old Aussie pubs were disgusting dumps.

    LOL I was once a barmaid at the Plough Inn Hotel in Brisbane. The front bar was hosed down every Friday night after closing. I was moved into the cocktail bar as I was deemed “too classy” for the front bar. Hilarious.

  125. H B Bear

    JC providing fashion commentary???

  126. notafan

    Sorry the Corfu one was just attempted murder

    my bad

  127. Gab

    JC providing fashion commentary???

    Yes. It’s quite a tradition at the Cat. Even Sinclair gets in on the fashion commentary. I think it’s quaint really.

  128. JC

    Yea Bear. I’m calling it Skase fashions

    It was a full length mink like this but with gold ingot buttons. That’s what Skase was wearing around LA and LA is not exactly a cold place.

  129. H B Bear

    Skase would be disappointed to have missed out on the renewables scam.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lithium, Cobalt ,Zinc , Bauxite has kicked up big time, I think its mining boom v2.0.

    No one wants electric cars except a few Greens and revheads.
    The Chinese use them because they don’t have a choice. Smog and the not very enlightened hand of Emperor Xi.
    All green hype and warmie propaganda. It’s going to crash big time.

  131. Chris

    PETA let the cat out of the bag some time ago – their aim is a ban on breeding Merino sheep in Australia, and ultimately, a ban on the usage of animals for “food, fiber or fun.”

    Oh, and FWIW, I ever only used to give one warning.

    I don’t ever hit people, but I would find it tempting to consider a handpiece tension nut and a broken comb suitable to redecorate a PETA or Four Corners crew member.

  132. Rabz

    Sinc is a global fashion authority on illustrated ties and mankinis, preferably of course, worn together.

  133. JC

    Bruce

    Do we have any Lithium and cobalt? We have a big supply of zinc and bauxite, right?

  134. I recall someone who worked there said Skase once rolled up to Bank Of America’s offices in Los Angeles wearing a mink coat with mini sized gold ingots in place of buttons.

    How do you say “who the fuck’s this wanker?” In Californian? assuming he stood out. Or cared about people who looked or acted like dickheads.

  135. Caveman

    All green hype and warmie propaganda. It’s going to crash big time.

    As much as I would like to agree, and I know base load power is crucial. Car manufactures are gearing up to start providing EV’s , Volvo is a good example. I think this will be the break out of battery technology.

    I guess it was probably the same when they did away with the horse and cart.

  136. JC

    Yea, but no one gives a shit anymore. Punters don’t care and the Liars party know this.

    The Andrews government’s delivery of its Level Crossing Removal Program has already experienced a cost blowout of more than 38 per cent from initial estimate of $5—6 billion in 2015 to $8.3 billion by July.

    The Victorian Auditor-General Andrew Greaves released a scathing report on the program today that found not all of the 50 level crossings chosen were the state’s most dangerous and congested.

    Mr Greaves said the sites picked were part of an election commitment and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources decided not to assess the merits of their selection.

    “There is no analysis or rationale in the business case or other documentation about why the 50 level crossings selected were given priority,” he said. “The role of the public service to provide full and frank advice was not realised in this case.”

    He said the Level Crossings Removal Authority’s identification of contentious sites was subjective, with no clearly documented rationale, and offered limited transparency around how decisions were made.

  137. Caveman

    JC we have Lithium big time in WA, Cobalt in Broken Hill , Zinc etc…..these are metals that are now on the hit list….a few years before you would not have worried.

  138. JC

    Oh good, Caveman.

    So the Aussie could catch a decent bid next year perhaps.

  139. notafan

    The Victorian Auditor-General Andrew Greaves released a scathing report on the program today that found not all of the 50 level crossings chosen were the state’s most dangerous and congested.

    Hoppers Crossing, despite carrying both Vline and Metro trains, missed out

    Waiting 30 minutes to cross, on the weekend, is not extraordinary.

    Take that safe Labor seaters.

  140. H B Bear

    The Andrews government’s delivery of its Level Crossing Removal Program has already experienced a cost blowout of more than 38 per cent from initial estimate of $5—6 billion in 2015 to $8.3 billion by July.

    Nice little skim by the CFMEU. Great ROI on their investment in the Hunchback of Spring St.

    Democracy – good and hard.

  141. notafan

    Just a few freight trains per day and the twice-weekly Melbourne-Adelaide Overland train cross Werribee Street now, making it one of Melbourne’s quietest level crossings. But it is on the Andrews government’s hit list of 50 to go within the next seven years, and the government is adamant it will be removed ahead of scores of other, far busier crossings.

    Meanwhile, a few kilometres up the line at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing, 25 trains pass during the two-hour morning peak, jamming traffic as it moves in and out of the shopping centre.

    Two years and many new homes later HC is even worse

    2015 article on the Hoppers debacle

  142. Caveman

    Are you meaning the Aussie $ ? There are a number of Lithium hard rock plays in WA. Also there are Lithium Brine plays in Argentina and USA , Argentina being the gun spot for Lithium Brine.

    Its there sometimes you have to bend a bit , the EV’s are coming there is coin to be made.

  143. notafan

    Oops the Vlines are gone but the problem is still getting worse

  144. JC

    Bear

    Punters don’t care. It’s the new reality.

  145. Chris

    I guess it was probably the same when they did away with the horse and cart.

    Oh, absolutely.
    In fact it will be like when they did away with incandescent light bulbs – cheap and efficient technology replaced with four to twenty times the cost, and a whole lot of lies.
    Then general dissatisfaction with the crap technology lasted twenty years, and is only now being fixed with LEDs at a higher cost again.

  146. Mother Lode

    their (PETA’s) aim is a ban on breeding Merino sheep in Australia, and ultimately, a ban on the usage of animals for “food, fiber or fun.”

    Oh, I doubt they are entirely serious about that last one.

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s rich coming from China, do they think we are stupid?

    Of course we are stupid.
    They know how to build walls and bribe White people to do whatever they want them to do.

    What do we know how to do?
    Shut down power stations and do whatever they pay us to do.

  148. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC we have Lithium big time in WA

    As soon as I stopped using the Market responded.
    You can all thank me.

  149. Nick

    From the always excellent, Hemlock, at big lychee blog:

    Panda-tantrum down under

    The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front has been meddling in Australian political and other institutions. Canberra proposes tougher laws against foreign interference. Beijing’s predictable response is wounded, righteous, wrathful freaking-out.

    Chinese diplomats – with a straight face – accuse Australian officials of undermining trust; the Chinese government calls in the Australian ambassador; state media denounce the Aussies as racist paranoids; and an anonymous, virulent letter in (simplified, obviously) Chinese urges ethnic Chinese to vote against the ruling Liberal Party at a by-election in a Sydney suburb.

    Such over-the-top mouth-frothing protestations of victimhood amply confirm that the Chinese government knows it has been caught red-handed. New Zealand is in a similar position of finding its open society being infiltrated by Xi Jinping’s aggressive and audacious non-soft power. Canadians are also no doubt right to ask what Beijing is up to in their own tolerant, welcoming, good-vibes Anglophone democracy.

    (A challenge here will be for the democracies’ officials and media to clearly distinguish the Communist regime from their local ethnic Chinese citizens – especially those of non-recent/non-Mainland descent. A potential parallel is Western countries’ inability to identify Wahhabi/Salafi ideology as a specific threat, thus lumping all Muslims together as possible ISIS sympathizers.)

    This comes at an awkward time for confident, cuddly, benevolent China on the world stage. A few Third World countries are noticing that ‘Belt and Road’ is a neo-colonialist rip-off, and developed economies are slowly waking up to China’s disregard for trade and investment rules. More signs that we are at Peak Panda.

    The overreaching nature of the United Front operations down under suggests that Chinese officials became overambitious and sloppy in expanding their influence. Don’t you have anything better to do than scrabble around desperately trying to stop a politician meeting a harmless Hongkonger? It looks like the work of functionaries who are too eager to report successes to their higher-ups and do well in their annual appraisals, in order to get a bonus and possibly a promotion.

    China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong similarly tends toward overkill. To take just one of many examples: its insistence that the local authorities criminalize not standing for the national anthem has ‘counterproductive’ written all over it. It makes more sense if you see it as the product of a bureaucracy focused on getting noticed at head office for meeting performance targets. But maybe we are just humanizing the psychopathic Leninist control-machine.

  150. Caveman

    China know that its cheaper to buy farmland then it is to make bullets . Its just that we have fukn tools running the country.

  151. Chris

    China know that its cheaper to buy farmland then it is to make bullets . Its just that we have fukn tools running the country.

    Grant the tools.
    But bullets are VERY cheap.

  152. H B Bear

    Bear
    Punters don’t care. It’s the new reality.

    Exactly. Victoriastanis voted for it. And that was after John Brumby increased the average family’s water charges by $600 a year for a $20bn desalination plant that has delivered no water, other than that ordered for political purposes.

    They deserve everything they get.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    China know that its cheaper to buy farmland then it is to make bullets

    If Australians don’t want to buy that farmland, and view a farmer as someone who is too thick to go to University, what option is there?

  154. Baldrick

    He said the Level Crossings Removal Authority’s identification of contentious sites was subjective, with no clearly documented rationale, and offered limited transparency around how decisions were made.

    The same thing was said about the Five Year Plans in Soviet Russia.

  155. Stimpson J. Cat

    Level Crossings Removal Authority

    This is the most stupid f$cking thing I have ever heard.
    The only way it could be worse is by using an acronym.

  156. John Constantine

    The crowning triumph of communist revolutionaries wasn’t just putting the enemies of the State up against the wall, it was sending the families the bill for the bullets afterwards.

    We now see the godless commo revolutionaries getting Australian politicians to blow up our own power stations, and billing the poor bastard Australian taxpayer for the cost of the dynamite.

    Then buying solar panels from the Chinese communist party to try and scrape through the blackouts.

    Nice work if you can get it.

    Comrades.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    Sheep are possibly the world’s most stupid animal. They will routinely sprint 500m from one end of a paddock to another just to get in the way of a farm ute.

    However, uppercutting them is counterproductive. In my experience, shearers of any worth can control one reasonably easily, and those who can’t shouldn’t be in the shed.

    NB: Having a bachelor party in a shearing shed may seem like a good idea but it’s not. A mate of mine did that – after we were all pissed enough we threw him in a vat of sheep dip.

    Several boxes of Solvol later, his wedding photos still made him look like a Smurf. The bride was not impressed.

  158. John Constantine

    Level Yarragrad Crossings Removal Authority.

    LYCRA.

  159. John Constantine

    Their ABC JJJ radio had a few minutes interviewing Bob Brown.

    The announcer assured Bob that all their ABC winmynsys in the studio were punching their fists in the air in godless commo solidarity.

    Bob told the ABC audience that lefties were all angry and depressed because they were smarter than the enemy, who were too dumb to be as depressed as the left.

    Bob then preached that the human race was using one hundred and sixty percent of the earth’s non renewable resources.

    Which means they are all gone already.

    Their all too smart ABC crew don’t understand that you can’t use over a hundred percent of anything.

    Too busy turning the applause for Bob Stalin up to eleven.

  160. H B Bear

    AFL has scrapped its Kangaroo Court aka the Match Review Panel and replaced it with an AFL stooge, or in management speak,

    The AFL has binned its match review panel (MRP), appointing Collingwood premiership player and media personality Michael Christian as a sole match review officer.

    Beefed-up fines and quicker turnaround times will feature in the new system, with Christian answering to the AFL rather than sitting as an independent body.

    Link

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    However, uppercutting them is counterproductive. In my experience, shearers of any worth can control one reasonably easily, and those who can’t shouldn’t be in the shed.

    That’s a fair comment. I only ever gave one warning, but, in nearly twenty years, I only ever had to tell various contractors twice “I don’t want him back.”

    FWIW, the last time PETA beat the big drum about cruelty in shearing sheds, they were exposed as using a “lamb’ made out of foam rubber, and drenched in fake blood.

  162. Tim Neilson

    The game was only 50 overs old when Mitchell Marsh came on to bowl.

    Do you think that Smithy has been ordered to give Wonder Boy plenty of the ball so that when an English batsman commits suicide to him, his status as an “all rounder” will be vindicated (in a Potemkin sort of way)?

  163. Joe

    You have to remember that ALL professional sport is ENTERTAINMENT and is about as genuine as that other entertainment – professional wrestling. As such, it is all scripted.

  164. stackja

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!
    3:22 AM – 13 Dec 2017

  165. jupes

    Bob told the ABC audience that lefties were all angry and depressed because they were smarter than the enemy, who were too dumb to be as depressed as the left.

    Bob then preached that the human race was using one hundred and sixty percent of the earth’s non renewable resources.

    Beyond satire.

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    Tim N,

    Wouldn’t doubt that at all.

    In fact, I heard that the ‘match fixing’ ruckus this morning was about the English players being all given a pet wombat, in return for minimising SuperMitch’s fvckups as much as possible.

  167. Delta A

    Channel 7 news all agog over a newborn girl who has survived surgery to correct the position of her heart and stomach, born on the outside of her tiny body.

    Wonderful, feel-good story… except that we know that in the adjacent theatre, a perfectly formed little newborn is being dismembered in the name of ‘my body, my choice’.

  168. Motelier

    You have to remember that ALL professional sport is ENTERTAINMENT and is about as genuine as that other entertainment – professional wrestling. As such, it is all scripted.

    Not sure if you are right there.

  169. jupes

    You have to remember that ALL professional sport is ENTERTAINMENT and is about as genuine as that other entertainment – professional wrestling. As such, it is all scripted.

    Bollocks on stilts.

  170. Stimpson J. Cat

    You have to remember that ALL professional sport is ENTERTAINMENT and is about as genuine as that other entertainment – professional wrestling.

    What a f$cking load of sh$t.
    Wrestling IS real. Jesus Christ people are stupid.

  171. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bob then preached that the human race was using one hundred and sixty percent of the earth’s non renewable resources.

    But he KNOWS. Like we knew that oil would run out by 1980 and everyone would starve by 1999.

    I was encouraged to see Fox has picked up the report of the fake sea level rise which the blogs have been talking about. Hopefully there’ll be more reported about faked temperature and faked everything else the climateers try to scare the punters with.

    ‘Arbitrary’ adjustments exaggerate sea level rise, study finds

    (See also NTZ who broke the story.)

  172. Empire GTHO Phase III

    He said the Level Crossings Removal Authority’s identification of contentious sites was subjective, with no clearly documented rationale, and offered limited transparency around how decisions were made.

    IIRC this authority has 400+ staff. Liars knew this was coming and have been busy setting more admin process/cost to demonstrate “corrective action”. The whole thing is classic socialist government boondoggle.

  173. Stimpson J. Cat

    He said the Level Crossings Removal Authority’s identification of contentious sites was subjective, with no clearly documented rationale, and offered limited transparency around how decisions were made.

    Aka whichever crossing was on the drive to work.

  174. Rae`

    Channel 7 news all agog over a newborn girl who has survived surgery to correct the position of her heart and stomach, born on the outside of her tiny body.

    Wonderful, feel-good story… except that we know that in the adjacent theatre, a perfectly formed little newborn is being dismembered in the name of ‘my body, my choice’.

    It is still a wonderful, feel good story … despite your pathetic attempt to make it otherwise. The baby’s surgeries were performed in one of the UKs main hospitals for coronary care and respiratory diseases. It is a tertiary referral university teaching hospital, with a strong international reputation for medical research in cardiac and respiratory health, not the procedures to which you alluded.

  175. C.L.

    I was moved into the cocktail bar as I was deemed “too classy” for the front bar. Hilarious.

    Easy to believe. 🙂

  176. Gab

    You are ever the gentleman, CL 🙂

  177. H B Bear

    This must be where Katter and Brokeback Warren derive a lot of their support from in Australia (Queensland obviously).

  178. JC

    I don’t want to sound ghoulish, but the senate is now 51/49 in favor of the GOP after the lunatic lost in the south the other day.

    Now we read this.

    McCain hospitalized for side effects of cancer treatment…

    If “The Maverick” croaks it or goes into a coma, the GOP Arizona governor appoints an interim senator until the next elections in 18.

    That’s it, nothing more to be said except I’m sure Gov Ducey will be appointing a reliable vote.

  179. testpattern

    Nurse stood down for racist social media rant

    ‘On a Broome community Facebook page on Friday night, nurse Kevin Naughton responded to comments about children breaking into homes in the town.

    “Just f***ing bash them within an inch of their useless, worthless lives, they are nothing more than rats or cockroaches,” he wrote.’

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-13/broome-hospital-nurse-stood-down-for-online-racist-rant/9251874?sf176132165=1

  180. Delta A

    It is still a wonderful, feel good story … despite your pathetic attempt to make it otherwise.

    My ‘pathetic’ attempt?

    What is pathetic is your readiness to overlook all the perfect little babies who are murdered and mutilated at their birth. Yes, this little girl surviving incredible adversity is wonderful. The slaughter of innocents, which you seem to condone, almost negates all the miraculous achievements of neonatal care.

  181. Geriatric Mayfly

    Noticed above that funding to school-of-the-air is facing the chop in some remote corner. Recall vividly our overnight state at the William Creek hotel and breakfast next morning. Kids being hassled to “Huury up – you will be late for school.” “Can’t find my shoe,” etc etc. All bundled out the back door in good time, and into an old decorated bus, no more than 20 metres distant. That was the school house. Inside the kids and others sat at desks, while the school-of-the-air crackled in a corner. An infinitesimal hive of learning in that vast wilderness.

  182. Delta A

    And by the way, you forgot your standard ha-ha-ha after your post.

  183. Chris

    With all due respect Delta A I am here for the feelgood story and give the team involved all praise. I don’t want the downer, because its a complete non sequitur unrelated separate red herring dragged in to SQUIRREL!

  184. areff

    Waiting 30 minutes to cross, on the weekend, is not extraordinary.

    Have sat for 20 minutes-plus waiting to cross at Hudson Street in Spotswood, where no work is planned. That was on a weekday morning in late rush hour. Meanwhile, town planners have so extensively stuffed traffic near the Rifle Range Hotel at the end of Ferguson Street that you find yourself sitting at red lights even when no traffic can come because the gates are down. Then, when the gates go up, you get approval to move — just when the roundabout is flooded with cars heading east on Kororoit Creek Road.

    Town planners — bicycle-crazed, greasy-sweatered green preachers with theodolites — belong in the seventh circle, along with teachers and social workers (the latter taking up that occupation only because they are so remarkably dim they were rejected for the former)

  185. C.L.

    I don’t want to sound ghoulish, but the senate is now 51/49 in favor of the GOP after the lunatic lost in the south the other day.

    And WHAT a lunatic.
    A man who “dates” 14 year-olds in his 30s is a serious creep.
    Then he rocks up to vote on a horse!
    Perfectly normal.

  186. egg_

    AOK on Weekend Sunrise is being replaced by Fozzie Bear from the Muppet Show?

  187. Shearers can be seen violently punching and beating sheep with metal tools, kicking them, and leaving them unconscious in the video, released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

    This is ridiculous.
    Just change the words “shearer” and “sheep” for “teacher” and “pupil” and run a story saying it is happening in schoolrooms.

    That, for non-sheepy backgrounded Catallaxians, is how plausible, and how likely, is the above scenario.

    Try this:

    Teachers can be seen violently punching and beating pupils with metal tools, kicking them, and leaving them unconscious on the floor of the classroom, in a video released by Gillian Triggs & the HRC.

  188. egg_

    “Just f***ing bash them within an inch of their useless, worthless lives, they are nothing more than rats or cockroaches,” he wrote.’

    Sounds fair.

  189. egg_

    Rae`
    #2584757, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Got a speck of flyshit from E.Coli of the Seas on your handle?

  190. “Just f***ing bash them within an inch of their useless, worthless lives, they are nothing more than rats or cockroaches,” he wrote.’

    Is there supposed to be a downside to this?

  191. egg_

    Crucial “leather cowboy pervert” voting demographic in United States said to be energized by defeat of standard bearer Roy Moore.

    There was some rootin’ and shootin’… and then they drew their pistols.

  192. Rae`

    The slaughter of innocents, which you seem to condone

    Also pathetic from you, but unsurprising. You don’t contribute much to the blog.

    You would have done better in the first instance to congratulate the hospital and its medical and surgical teams for the ground-breaking work they do. Instead, you chose to attempt to devalue their work. Shame on you.

  193. Delta A

    With all due respect Delta A I am here for the feelgood story and give the team involved all praise

    Absolutely!

    But don’t you find it incongruous that while we are spending fortunes on saving lucky babies, we’re also spending fortunes on slaughtering those who, although perfect, are a tad inconvenient for their incubators?

  194. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2584757, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Looks like GrigoRae is going after Delta again.
    The appropriate response is: Fuck off Septimus Zee

  195. egg_

    Bob then preached that the human race was using one hundred and sixty percent of the earth’s non renewable resources.

    Half man, half bear, half pig?

  196. H B Bear

    “Just f***ing bash them within an inch of their useless, worthless lives, they are nothing more than rats or cockroaches,” he wrote.’

    Only mistake is putting it on the internet rather than talking to your mates at a bbq, eh Testes?

  197. Infidel Tiger

    How bizarre. Roy Moore lived in Emerald Queensland for year on a cattle station.

    The unforgiving climate and the sense of timeless isolation seem to have satisfied something primal in Moore. “It was like going back in America 100 years,” he recalled in a magazine interview in 2002. “It was wonderful. Everything was built by hand; we drank rainwater that was gathered in a barrel on the roof. We killed cattle when we wanted meat. We stripped it right there on the field.”

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    But don’t you find it incongruous that while we are spending fortunes on saving lucky babies, we’re also spending fortunes on slaughtering those who, although perfect, are a tad inconvenient for their incubators?

    Or you can look on the bright side and say thank f$ck that is one less transgender sex change hippy Commie junkie bum to pay for.

    It’s important to stay positive.

  199. egg_

    But he KNOWS. Like we knew that oil would run out by 1980 and everyone would starve by 1999.

    Does Bob have a Tesla coil wired to his nads to jump start him in the morning?

  200. Chris

    Shearers can be seen violently punching and beating sheep with metal tools, kicking them, and leaving them unconscious in the video, released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

    This is ridiculous.
    Just change the words “shearer” and “sheep” for “teacher” and “pupil” and run a story saying it is happening in schoolrooms.

    That, for non-sheepy backgrounded Catallaxians, is how plausible, and how likely, is the above scenario.

    Much as I hate to contradict xu, as a rousie and occasional presser I have seen shearers abuse sheep and heard their stories of bad behaviour. This stuff was not acceptable to them as a rule, but might happen if a bad-tempered chap got hurt by difficult wether. Open handed slap to the nose were fairly regular events, or more rarely, closed fist. Belting the forehead with the handpiece or pressing the eye into the socket with the tension nut were two of the worst. Cuts could be bad, but that was accidental. In one story not witnessed by me a rough shearer my team knew was asked by the cocky to sew the pizzle back on that he shore off by his rough behaviour. The shearer sewed it back on the sheep’s forehead, and was sacked for it.

    I think it possible that bad behaviour can be encouraged to be filmed by these arseholes, and wouldn’t be surprised to hear that shearers with major grudges were recruited to do this.

  201. Infidel Tiger

    When more was an MP in Nam he slept on a bed of sand bags so the troops wouldn’t frag him with a grenade while he slept.

    He must have been popular.

  202. Chris

    Of course it is many years since that was my day job.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    But don’t you find it incongruous that while we are spending fortunes on saving lucky babies, we’re also spending fortunes on slaughtering those who, although perfect, are a tad inconvenient for their incubators?

    Don’t forget all the money we are saving by euthanizing old people and my mentally ill brethren.
    These are real savings that can help make a difference in some poor child’s life.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    When more was an MP in Nam he slept on a bed of sand bags so the troops wouldn’t frag him with a grenade while he slept.
    He must have been popular.

    What a load of sh$t.
    He never would have made it back if he was that hated.

  205. Delta A

    You would have done better in the first instance to congratulate the hospital

    My first remark was, Wonderful, feel-good story.

    I then pointed out the bizarre fact that we spend almost as much time and money murdering in utero babies as we do trying to save them. If that makes sense to you, then you’re a very strange creature indeed… Oh, but we already knew that.

    And that is my last comment to you. I wish I could scroll past your feeble efforts, but your gravatar is very similar to Leigh Lowe’s, and I wouldn’t miss his wit for anything.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think it possible that bad behaviour can be encouraged to be filmed by these arseholes, and wouldn’t be surprised to hear that shearers with major grudges were recruited to do this.

    After the incident of the foam rubber lamb, drenched in fake blood, and the story that some of their “shocking footage “, supposedly in an Australian shed, was shot in a New Zealand shed, it wouldn’t surprise me.

  207. OneWorldGovernment

    Chris
    #2584791, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    In one story not witnessed by me a rough shearer my team knew was asked by the cocky to sew the pizzle back on that he shore off by his rough behaviour. The shearer sewed it back on the sheep’s forehead, and was sacked for it.

    Don’t know where you grew up Chris but it is not too late to report that person to the police.

    Anyone that can do that is a psychopath.

  208. nemkat

    When more was an MP in Nam he slept on a bed of sand bags so the troops wouldn’t frag him with a grenade while he slept.

    He must have been popular.
    Reminds me of the popular story about much loved former Qld Premier Campbell Newman:
    When Newman was stationed in Darwin, 2 armed soldiers accompanied him when he was out and about on the Base to prevent v. serious personal injury to the much loved Major.
    Completely unbelievable, of course.

  209. Chris

    Don’t know where you grew up Chris but it is not too late to report that person to the police.

    Anyone that can do that is a psychopath.

    Yes, very likely. It was 1978 I heard the story and the cocky and contractor whose show it was, had dealt with it.

    From what I hear about the amount of ice around that kind of psycho could be worse these days.

  210. OneWorldGovernment

    Chris

    It is still not too late to report him.

  211. chrisl

    In Victoria we are going to have Solar Trams!
    Wow! That is fantastic!
    A solar panel on the top of a tram will move a 40 tonne vehicle!
    In all weather and at night
    Well no that is not exactly how it will work!
    A Solar “farm” will be set up to pump electrons into the grid
    Night and Day
    And those electrons will know exactly where the trams are located
    It is PR Gold
    That’s why they earn the big bucks!

  212. Motelier

    GAB,

    Cupla pots a XXXX luv.

    😂🍻

  213. OneWorldGovernment

    Motelier
    #2584808, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    GAB,

    Cupla pots a XXXX luv.

    and I’ll have mine with a whisky chaser thanks
    LOL

  214. Rae`

    I then pointed out the bizarre fact that we spend almost as much time and money murdering in utero babies as we do trying to save them.

    No, you did not. You said they were killing and dismembering perfectly healthy babies in the adjoining surgery.

    Just pathetic.

  215. testpattern

    Balnhdhurr now showing in Tasmania

    ‘With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes prints that are historically significant. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced by the artists’ predecessors in 1947, while String Figure Prints are a response to another archaeological collection from 1948.
    Pieces in Balnhdhurr also reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling’

    http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/exhibitions/current_upcoming/info/balnhdhurr_a_lasting_impression

    https://artbacknt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/Balnhdhurr-teachers-notes.pdf

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
    Trade dispute to roll on, on Melbourne’s docks

    The Australian
    7:22PM December 14, 2017
    Ewin Hannan
    Workplace Editor
    Melbourne
    @EwinHannan

    The Electrical Trades Union is urging politicians to attend a second protest rally at Melbourne’s Webb Dock next week, in a sign unions intend to maintain their blockade despite court orders.

    In a Facebook post today, the ETU declared that almost 20 years after the 1998 waterfront dispute, “it’s on again on Australia’s docks”

    “All leaders and politicians stood with working people then, they need to be with us again, now,’’ the ETU post says.

    “This is about a company undermining Australian wages and actively trying to bust a union, like they do in America and the third world”

    The ETU said speakers at the rally would include Greens MP, Adam Bandt, “but there is an open invitation for any state or federal politician to join him”.

    “So which side are you on? If you’re on ours, you better be there,’’ the post says.

    “History is watching. Just as it did in ‘98.”

    The Victoria International Container Terminal said it had not tried to remove more than 1000 containers stranded on its premises as exit and entrance points remained obstructed by a union blockade.

    Australian Logistics Council managing director Michael Kilgariff said Victoria Police should remove the “illegal picket”.

    “If a group of protesters engaged in illegal conduct by invading the MCG pitch during the Boxing Day Test, or blockaded (state) government offices in Treasury Place preventing the transaction of government business, police action to remove them would follow swiftly, and rightly so,’’ he said.

    “Freight logistics businesses operating at Webb Dock are entitled to exactly the same protection.

    “The courts have now made two orders against this illegal picket, and protesters have had ample opportunity to comply with those orders. If they will not do so, police should act to enforce the law and remove the picket as a matter of urgency.”

    A Victoria Police spokeswoman said yesterday police would monitor the “ongoing protest” at Webb Dock “in order to maintain public safety”.

    From the Oz. If the courts have made orders against this shooting match twice, why aren’t Victorian cops doing their job?

  217. The distinct possibility of this being fake notwithstanding, this is an interesting conspiracy theory, if only for popcorn futures.

    One of the things from the Cat that sticks with me is JC’s reference to “the autists from 4Chan”.

    Well, amongst those autists is someone highly revered, someone apparently in a position of such significant authority to know what’s happening in the high echelons of authority in the US.

    Basically, a day before the Bangladeshi jihadi tried to strike, this was posted by someone calling himself ‘Q’, likely as in the god-like entity on Star Trek.

    I’ll have to refinish. Shit phone.

  218. Dave in Marybrook

    New developments in Aboriginal culture!
    Thanks Teste.

  219. H B Bear

    Vicpol, Australia’s most politicised police force, haven’t enforced industrial laws since Kennett was around.

  220. John Constantine

    Funny enough, the shearers union never defends it’s members against the allegations that all shearers ate mentally ill criminal psychopaths.

    Comrades.

  221. Tom

    Delta, try not to get too upset by the troll. He really is a killer’s accomplice — the scum of the earth who represents the maniacs who applaud feminism’s murder of children in his Orwellian hospital system.

  222. Tel

    Cupla pots a XXXX luv.

    We sell both kinds of beer, VB and XXXX.

  223. John Constantine

    Funny enough, their ABC continually obtains footage and campaigns for the destruction of the sheep industry, but never interviews shearer union bosses about making all shearers unemployable.

  224. JC

    Salma Hayek must have felt unnoticed, because in the previous day’s NYTimes she penned what’s become the obligatory Harvey Weinstein raped me story by slightly over the hill actresses.

    The title is
    Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

    Harvey wanted her to watch him take a shower. Harvey wanted to watch her taking a shower. Harvey wanted to give her a massage. Harvey wanted her to bring a friend to give him a massage.

    The usual Harvey perversions as there’s nothing new.

    This is where I get a little doubtful. Salma reckons Harvey asked her to do a nude scene in the movie having it off with another sheila.

    Weinstein allegedly threatened to shut down the filming of Frida unless Hayek filmed a nude sex scene with another actress.

    “I had to take a tranquilizer, which eventually stopped the crying but made the vomiting worse,” she wrote of her emotional turmoil at filming a scene she thought unnecessary, adding “As you can imagine, this was not sexy, but it was the only way I could get through the scene.”

    Mr. Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Holly Baird, has disputed Hayek’s account, saying in a statement: “Mr. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming.”

    Here’s the problem though. It’s not as though Salma hasn’t done a nude scenes before, as a flick over to Mr Skin , which I’m not linking to, would confirm.

    Having said that, Salma at one stage had the best howitzers in Hollywood by far. No other starlet even come close.

  225. John Constantine

    The footage is obtained by cute uni students with jubbly knockers getting jobs as wool handlers in the shearing shed, then offering the shearers headjobs for the one who can flog the sheep the hardest.

    This is how the left would respond, and I reckon that one hundred and sixty percent of activists suck cock to get their footage.

  226. Okay, fine. Stupid crap phone can’t beat me.

    https://voat.co/v/CalmBeforeTheStorm/2286113

    From link;

    Do you believe in coincidences?
    “Blunt & Direct Time”
    BDT.
    Think currency.
    Think fireworks.
    Thwarted.
    Message delivered.
    These people are sick!

    BDT being the code for Bangladeshi currency. Fireworks being the pipe bomb?

    Message delivered being advanced warning?

    It struck me because I read elsewhere that he was found in 7 minutes.

    I came across that site following suggestions and interesting evidence that the Moore election failure was a planned setup, with voting machines owned by some guy named “George Soros”‘

    I’ll believe it when I see it, but if true it will go down in history as one of the greatest ever setups. Record the vote rigging and use that evidence to bring down George Soros himself.

    This Q person long ago suggested they have a special place for Soros, and that Sessions recused himself for the sole purpose of setting up an opportunity for vote rigging to being down the otherwise untouchable Soros.

    I had a feeling something big might go down before Christmas, but such an investigation would take months to resolve.

    JC, what’s your position on popcorn futures?

  227. Rae

    Election Advertising Blackout Periods

    Bennelong by-election

    From 12 am Thursday 14 December, radio and TV broadcasters are prohibited by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 from showing any election advertisements ahead of the Bennelong by-election of Saturday 16 December 2017. The blackout lasts until the polls close at 6 pm that Saturday.

    The election advertising blackout applies to broadcasters whose services broadcast into the license areas across the Bennelong Electorate, including:

    commercial television broadcasting licensees
    commercial radio broadcasting licensees
    community broadcasting licensees
    subscription television broadcasting licensees
    providers of broadcasting services under class licences.
    Maps of radio and television licence areas that overlap with the electoral district of Bennelong can be accessed here.

    The election advertising blackout only applies to broadcasters. It does not include online services and print media.

    It will be interesting to see how easily and how often the media blackout is ignored tomorrow and Saturday.

  228. JC

    It will be interesting to see how easily and how often the media blackout is ignored tomorrow and Saturday.

    Why would it be interesting, Gargoyle.

  229. JC

    JC, what’s your position on popcorn futures?

    At some stage you’re going to see that market pop.

  230. Oh, and I missed “thwarted”. Knowing it would fail in advance? Weird.

    Also mention of a cryptic Lord’s prayer post. Christmas?

    /srr

  231. Chris

    Cupla pots a XXXX luv.

    We sell both kinds of beer, VB and XXXX.

    Could I have a pint of beer instead please?

  232. Gab

    Right so 2 pots xxxx for Motelier and a boilermaker for OWG. Coming right up.

    Don’t forget to leave your barmaid a tip 🙂

  233. Dave in Marybrook

    John Con, that ridiculous cocksucking comment demeans your other very pithy points- it’s unbecoming.

  234. Snoopy

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television?

  235. JC

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television?

    Not by a mile.

    Ol’leatherface and Springer-Jones are by far.

  236. old bloke

    cohenite
    #2584801, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    Multiculturalism’s success in melbournistan:

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2584806, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    Yer, multiculturalism really is working out well in Victoriastan, isn’t it?

    FFS Melbourne, what’s going on? After reading Cohenite’s and ZK2A’s links, an image of a city spinning down in terminal decline emerges. Where are the coppers?

    I was speaking with a young lady on Friday night, she had just returned to Perth from a short stay in Melbourne, and she was shocked by what she saw. She said that the streets were filthy, graffiti was everywhere, and disheveled, zombie-like people were roaming the streets muttering incoherently and spitting everywhere. She had seen the TV advertisments for Melbourne showing a hip vibrant city full of hip vibrant people, the reality left her shocked.

  237. will

    Rae`
    #2584810, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    I then pointed out the bizarre fact that we spend almost as much time and money murdering in utero babies as we do trying to save them.

    No, you did not. You said they were killing and dismembering perfectly healthy babies in the adjoining surgery.

    Looks like Rae is ear to ear concrete, and does not understand allegory.

    Just pathetic.

  238. Motelier

    Ta GAB.

    Heres your tip.

    Be kind to your parents.

    Wash behind your ears.

    Love your husband.

    😇

  239. Boambee John

    test pattern at 1935

    ‘On a Broome community Facebook page on Friday night, nurse Kevin Naughton responded to comments about children breaking into homes in the town.

    Perhaps it is my limited reading comprehension, but I see nothing in the quoted material to indicate the race of the children? It would seem that those criticising Naughton are the ones making racist assumptions.

  240. cohenite

    Dave in Marybrook

    #2584834, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    John Con, that ridiculous cocksucking comment demeans your other very pithy points- it’s unbecoming.

    I thought John’s comment was good; a pithy, cock-sucking comment.

  241. Infidel Tiger

    John Con, that ridiculous cocksucking comment demeans your other very pithy points- it’s unbecoming.

    Mind your language mate.

  242. Geriatric Mayfly

    Jungle Bunnies on the rampage. Here is the piss weak police response, with the words “innapropriate’ and
    “problematic” too much of a tongue twister after the four syllable “unacceptable.”

    It followed a series of assaults and robberies along the Esplanade earlier in the evening which police described as “unacceptable”.

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