Wednesday Forum: December 13, 2017

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  1. Delta A

    Tom
    #2584818, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks, Tom. While we all applaud the progress – miracles – in the care of neonates, I find it astounding that some people here will, at the same time, applaud the murder of perfect babies for their simple crime of being inconvenient. Surely this is the ultimate hypocrisy?

  2. Farmer Gez

    Ah Australia!
    You can be carjacked and bashed.
    Have your house broken into in broad daylight.
    Your children robbed on public transport.
    Bollards installed to stop religious enthusiasts from flattening you.
    You go to sports events and concerts with trepidation.
    Yet the one thing that is absolutely intolerable to those who rule is harming a sheep.
    Give the place back to the indigenous mob, they are nowhere near as stupid as our lot.

  3. testpattern

    Have Gunner and the Riley Review got it wrong?

    ‘In just a few weeks, according to those who know, we have returned to the bad old days. Single people, groups of two or three, or even five to 10, aimlessly walking the main street. Some are drunk, not all.

    This was the Katherine before strict alcohol sale laws were introduced three or so years ago.

    A change in government, a change in policy, and back we go.’

    https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/5120601/where-the-streets-have-no-shame/?cs=5802

    https://alcoholreview.nt.gov.au/governance/?a=453497

  4. Tintarella di Luna

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television?

    He looks like an undertaker, only more dour and morose.

  5. testpattern

    Have Gunner and the Riley Review got it wrong?

    ‘In just a few weeks, according to those who know, we have returned to the bad old days. Single people, groups of two or three, or even five to 10, aimlessly walking the main street. Some are drunk, not all.

    This was the Katherine before strict alcohol sale laws were introduced three or so years ago.

    A change in government, a change in policy, and back we go.’

    https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/5120601/where-the-streets-have-no-shame/?cs=5802

    https://alcoholreview.nt.gov.au/governance/?a=453497

  6. nemkat

    I thought John’s comment was good; a pithy, cock-sucking comment.
    Also has the ring of truth.
    The problem that all the pastoral industries face from the onslaughts of Bolshevism, is feedlotting.
    Whether it’s dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs, poultry, or pigs, the practice is inhumane, IMHO.
    Not being able to repudiate the practice, for political reasons, will doom the industry, IMHO.

  7. testpattern

    Have Gunner and the Riley Review got it wrong?

    ‘In just a few weeks, according to those who know, we have returned to the bad old days. Single people, groups of two or three, or even five to 10, aimlessly walking the main street. Some are drunk, not all.

    This was the Katherine before strict alcohol sale laws were introduced three or so years ago.

    A change in government, a change in policy, and back we go.’

    https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/5120601/where-the-streets-have-no-shame/?cs=5802

  8. Marty

    I have just been reading a report in the Oz titled “Wild gang brawl sees teens bashed by African gang in St Kilda”. Apparently the police spokesman, an Inspector Jason Kelly, said “Their behaviour was just totally unacceptable….”. There are lots of things that are unacceptable, some quite benign, but if the police cannot make the distinction between “unacceptable” and “illegal criminality” I think that we have a clue as to where a part of the problem lies.

  9. Dave in Marybrook

    It’s not that, Cohenite-
    It’s more that his observations about the shearers’ union being conspicuously absent was very, very good. I’d add to it that the union-led brutalisation of Aboriginal and Chinese strike-breakers is also surrounded by silence.
    Whereas sleeper agents sucking cock for access to a shearing shed… about as much chance of proving that as Selma Hayek has of finding someone to collaborate her vomiting-n-valium story.

  10. Rae`

    I find it astounding that some people here will, at the same time, applaud the murder of perfect babies for their simple crime of being inconvenient.

    Not me, although you said that I did. What you did was devalue the work of the surgeons and others whose skill has probably saved the life of the baby whose heart was outside her body. Shame on you.

  11. jupes

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

    Does this mean that there are assaults and robberies that the police find “acceptable”. Back in the day the police only concerned themselves with things that were “illegal”.

    FMD, Fatty Ashton’s got the Victorian plod in tip-top shape and on top of their brief hasn’t he?

  12. jupes

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television?

    No as JC pointed out there are more annoying pricks around, however Speers is definitely in the unwatchable category.

    I think he wants to be a Paul Kelly type character i.e. close to the political class with inside knowledge and (completely unfounded in Kelly’s case) ‘respected’ for his insight.

    What he is though, is just another journalist hack who uncritically accepts the bullshit politicians ply him with.

  13. Infidel Tiger

    I think David Speers is fine. A perfectly vanilla leftist who would make a great MC for shopping centre openings or school fundraisers.

  14. nemkat

    Socially and politically conservative people probably use abortion services way more than the Welfare Class, who have their sprogs paid for and subsidised by the government.
    Just my opinion:
    Every abortion is a tragedy.
    Anti-abortion campaigns drives away the people who would be most receptive to the small government, free enterprise message.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television

    He’s bad.
    But not as bad as the two bitter fags on the morning shift.

  16. Mater

    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?

    The Police Association rejoined the Victorian Trades Hall in 2015.

  17. notafan

    Really nemkat

    You think socially conservative aka Christians have more abortions?

    That probably explains the US experience of abortion clinics predominantly catering to poor minorities communities.

    Iirc over half of African American pregnancies bend in abortion.

    I suspected that you were yet another grigtroll, seems far more likely now.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Police Association rejoined the Victorian Trades Hall in 2015.

    Thank you, Mater.

  19. C.L.

    Judge to Apex terrorist: ‘Happy Holidays!’

    Apex gang-linked thug, 20, spared jail despite terrifying series of ice-fuelled jewellery heists told he can go on HOLIDAY to Sudan while on bail.

    Akon Mawien was high on ice and armed with a hammer when he helped steal about $200,000 worth of goods from multiple jewellery stores.

    But the 20-year-old has won the freedom to travel to Sudan while on bail, the Herald Sun reported…

    Police said his victims are furious they are repairing their businesses while he will be living it up overseas…

    Judge Gaynor said she was worried the victims would think the court was allowing the offender to go an ‘exotic holiday’.

    But she said his recent good behaviour needed to be considered.

  20. Geriatric Mayfly

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

    Officers in balaclavas and police dogs, their gnashers drooling, should do the trick.

  21. egg_

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television

    Other journos at Aunty know to “keep (teh Scrote) on ego-stroke”.

  22. nemkat

    Thanks for your response, notafan.
    I’m talking about Australia here.
    Having a child out of wedlock is as big of a disaster for the mother and child in 2017, as it ever was.
    The reality is that the woman has thrown away her future, and the baby has a slim chance, at best, of ever making it in the World.
    Women don’t have abortions out of cussedness, and demonising them isn’t a Christian thing to do, IMHO.

  23. Geriatric Mayfly

    At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

    As with Amnesty, can you trust this mob any longer? Another one, which started with good intentions and was led astray by Social Justice activism.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As with Amnesty, can you trust this mob any longer? Another one, which started with good intentions and was led astray by Social Justice activism.

    I don’t support them any more for exactly that reason.

  25. notafan

    Nemkat you smeared conservatives on the basic of no factual information what do ever.

    Then you went a little further.

    Out of wedlock in Australia, ‘ad it was ever’ what a crock.

    And that after you noted the welfare hammock.

    I call troll.

    Just like earlier iterations of pious Christians.

  26. Arky

    Libertarian cocksuckers.
    I abhor you.

  27. OneWorldGovernment

    nemkat
    #2584853, posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    IThe problem that all the pastoral industries face from the onslaughts of Bolshevism, is feedlotting.
    Whether it’s dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs, poultry, or pigs, the practice is inhumane, IMHO.
    Not being able to repudiate the practice, for political reasons, will doom the industry, IMHO.

    nemkat

    Have you ever seen a feedlot Whether it’s dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs, poultry, or pigs?

    Have you ever observed starving animals?

    IMHO you are talking through your arse.

    And give up your electricity usage for 12 hours of every day.

    Every day.

    And go and buy shares in AGL.

  28. hzhousewife

    Is David Speers the most annoying xunt in television?

    No, that Rhys character just beats him out.

    Vicpol are hopeless, they say about the Sudanese kids in St Kilda “Their behaviour was just totally unacceptable and I’d call on them to come forward and hand themselves in before we track them down.” What scary schoolmarms they are ! No wonder the unions rule the docks. But the Vics seem to love this state of affairs, they keep voting the same pollies in.

  29. Oh come on

    Socially and politically conservative people probably use abortion services way more than the Welfare Class

    What a ridiculously idiotic conjecture. The trolling around these parts is just abysmal. It keeps getting ever more asinine.

  30. candy

    Socially and politically conservative people probably use abortion services way more than the Welfare Class, who have their sprogs paid for and subsidised by the government.

    I don’t know about that, nemkat. I tend to think unwanted pregnancies are mainly due to carelessness, drugs and alcohol use leading to carelessness, predominantly younger women and girls. And carelessness by the males as well, never forget that. Who does not know about contraception these days?

    This could happen across the economic spectrum. It’s a cultural thing – having a good time who cares about consequences and not prizing the life of the unborn. Across the spectrum – a social change.

  31. jupes

    As with Amnesty, can you trust this mob any longer?

    MSF could never be trusted.

    When Australians go to war, they are the medical corp for the enemy.

  32. 132andBush

    OWG

    I’m an aggie but I tend to agree with nemkat re feedlots, especially beef cattle.
    Yes, I have a lot of experience. A more soul destroying place I have yet to experience.

  33. OneWorldGovernment

    nemkat

    I have a cave I can sell to you.

    But watch the sky god that rains down bolts because you will need to rush out of your cave to gather the smouldering remnants of whatever the sky god did not consume.

  34. nemkat

    Have you ever seen a feedlot Whether it’s dairy cattle, beef cattle, lambs, poultry, or pigs?

    Have you ever observed starving animals?

    IMHO you are talking through your arse.

    The emotional blackmail argument.
    You may have noticed that Australians in general aren’t particularly keen on animal mistreatment and/or cruelty.
    PETA and other Bolshevik orgs are running wild in the political vacuum created by the pastoral industries’refusal to define what is unacceptable behaviour in the industry.

  35. OneWorldGovernment

    132andBush
    #2584887, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    OWG

    I’m an aggie but I tend to agree with nemkat re feedlots, especially beef cattle.
    Yes, I have a lot of experience. A more soul destroying place I have yet to experience.

    132andBush

    Fair enough.

    But who owned those sole destroying cattle feedlots?

    I’ve seen them as well and found out who owned the one’s I observed.

    By the way.

    I doubt that there is a single ‘true’ farmer in Australia that would harm an animal in their care.

    I cannot speak for nor about other countries.

  36. Oh come on

    If you don’t have a moral objection to abortion and you’re a welfare leech, it’s perfectly plausible to have had a bunch of kids AND a bunch of abortions along the way, too. It’s frequently inconvenient to have a child at any given time despite the possibility of financial incentives that come with bearing that child. You know you’ll have access to these benefits until menopause, anyway. If it’s not good for you to have a kid now because you’re planning a trip to Bali in Autumn, why wouldn’t you get it aborted if you had no problem with abortion? You get your Bali trip unencumbered with the hassle of pregnancy, and you can probably conceive a replacement while you’re there, too.

  37. Arky

    Just had two old friends around for coffee.
    They brought over some tomato seedlings. I gave them some bamboo from the backyard.
    For sure they are old retired teachers.
    But things went bad when I mentioned going to Milo.
    I could tell from her expression as they left that I am now completely suspect.
    No interest in actually asking what it was like or what he said.
    God. You can’t even talk to people now.
    What the hell are you supposed to talk about?
    Can you talk about football and crochet all the bloody time? I can’t.
    Gad.
    Darn.
    Everything is completely shit.
    No wonder everyone is drunk or high most of the time.

  38. Snoopy

    Unbelievable!

    Two Swedish scientists have been found guilty of “misconduct in research” in a paper that they published in Science1 and later retracted. Their highly publicized work had suggested that tiny particles of plastic in the ocean harm fish.

    The misconduct ruling was made by an investigative board from Uppsala University in Sweden, where the researchers work.

    Hat tip Instspundity

  39. OneWorldGovernment

    nemkat
    #2584889, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    The emotional blackmail argument.

    You may have noticed that Australians in general aren’t particularly keen on animal mistreatment and/or cruelty.
    PETA and other Bolshevik orgs are running wild in the political vacuum created by the pastoral industries’refusal to define what is unacceptable behaviour in the industry.

    nemkat

    You are the ONE now putting up the emotional blackmail argument

    So tell me nemkat, what is acceptable behaviour in the animal husbandry industry ?

  40. 132andBush

    But who owned those sole destroying cattle feedlots?
    Yep, corporates. 40 hr/week people with little skin in the game.

    I doubt that there is a single ‘true’ farmer in Australia that would harm an animal in their care.
    Yes. Some of the roughest characters I’ve met have always displayed unbelievable gentleness to their stock.

  41. nemkat

    candy
    #2584885, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Abortion isn’t nice, Candy.
    Maybe when we’re back to living in caves and holes in the ground, courtesy of Labor Governments, the few conservatives still alive might wonder about the wisdom of alleged conservative people and politicians guilt tripping women who made the choice to have an abortion.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PETA and other Bolshevik orgs are running wild in the political vacuum created by the pastoral industries’refusal to define what is unacceptable behaviour in the industry.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals made their aim clear at the height of the anti – mulesing rockfight – a ban on breeding Merino sheep in Australia, and an end to the use of animals for “food, fiber or fun.” It doesn’t matter how much the industry cleans up it’s act.

  43. Oh come on

    Just had two old friends around for coffee.

    Stop trying to have threeways with old people, Arks. That’s why they thought you were dodgy.

  44. 132andBush

    You still have the Cat, Arky.

  45. nemkat

    So tell me nemkat, what is acceptable behaviour in the animal husbandry industry ?

    You’ve just agreed with 132andBush that feedlots are soul destroying, OWG.

  46. nemkat

    It doesn’t matter how much the industry cleans up it’s act.
    Of course it matters, Zulu.
    PETA and their mates aren’t God.

  47. Stimpson J. Cat

    Having a child out of wedlock is as big of a disaster for the mother and child in 2017, as it ever was.
    The reality is that the woman has thrown away her future, and the baby has a slim chance, at best, of ever making it in the World.

    Don’t be a f$cking drama queen.
    What a load of sh$te.
    Stop your Goddamn whining.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching the Ashes show post-cricket. They have an interview with a current day Jeff Thomson on caving various Pommy heads in, and smashing David Lloyd’s box as well as his general attitude to cricket and life.

    Without a doubt one of the top five Australians alive today.

    If the current VicPol management were this forthright the state wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in.

  49. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just had two old friends around for coffee.

    Lies.
    Sheep don’t drink coffee.

  50. calli

    I feel your pain, Arky. Went to two parties yesterday.

    Trymp, trump, trumpety Trump.

    You end up sitting there like a stunned mullet. How do you counter mass obsession?

  51. 132andBush

    Which should trump two teachers.

    Should

  52. Arky

    You still have the Cat, Arky

    ..
    I’m not feeling the love here.
    And Srr on twitter just doesn’t provide the kind of 24 hour service I require.
    Plus my phone usuage is at 100% so I’m not watching any videos.
    What does that mean anyway? I have used all the months data but I can still use more?
    Are they going to charge me at 2000% now? How does this work?
    It makes no sense. Why isn’t it like water or gas? Is the next chunk of data harder for them?

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Watching the Ashes show post-cricket. They have an interview with a current day Jeff Thomson on caving various Pommy heads in, and smashing David Lloyd’s box as well as his general attitude to cricket and life.

    Without a doubt one of the top five Australians alive today.

    Thommo is perhaps the last real Australian. Love him.

  54. nemkat

    Don’t be a f$cking drama queen.
    What a load of sh$te.
    Stop your Goddamn whining.

    Love your work, Stimpy.
    You’re not the one pushing it out, or trying to bring it up, though, are you?

  55. 132andBush

    I’m not feeling the love here.

    No, that’d be monty.

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    I worked the Webb Dock demo in 98. Different times, clearly.

    About 100 of us were turned out with shin guards, cricket boxes (!) and the long batons, which could drive a nine inch nail into a road.

    The MUA were out in force, chanting ‘MUA! Here to Stay’ in full voice. We retorted with out own chant of ‘MUA – Are all Gay!’ Which admittedly fired them up a little bit, but we were somewhat bored.

    When it was time for business, sitting about a dozen obese Dockies on their arses was enough for e rest of them, and were able to intimidate their line into scattering, and we let the trucks through.

    End of demo, everyone made their point. The MUA adjourned to the John Curtin Hotel in Carlton and we had several refreshers at other locations.

    More civilised times.

  57. OneWorldGovernment

    nemkat
    #2584906, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    So tell me nemkat, what is acceptable behaviour in the animal husbandry industry ?

    You’ve just agreed with 132andBush that feedlots are soul destroying, OWG.

    nemkat

    I’m going to reach through your screen very shortly and rip your throat out and feed it to the dogs I have here.

    I agreed that there have been some poorly run feedlots. No question.

    And that was back whenever.

    Now answer my question which was referring to ‘how many feedlots have you been in?

  58. Dave in Marybrook

    Had some Trump obsessives at Tuesday drinks, including, to my shame, my dear wife. All women, all in chorus.
    Asked what they thought about-
    President Putin, top of the heap for 18 years running
    President Xi, never elected but top of the heap with nary a woman in sight
    President Duterte, top of a heap of bodies
    President Al Assad, front of the queue to Switzerland while his country burns
    Ex-President Clinton, interns queueing at the door.

    That shut them up. I’ll trot out my list again when Republicanism re-emerges.
    etc etc etc.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Of course it matters, Zulu.
    PETA and their mates aren’t God.

    Really? Supported by a Government that was prepared to shut down the whole live cattle trade with Indonesia on the basis of film footage, brought and paid for, by the animal liberation brigade, over the actions of some Indonesian slaughter men?

  60. John Constantine

    Given the interest in revisiting past sexual coercion:

    Remember when every PETA animal rights demonstration had one or more teenage university girls (supposedly) coerced into getting their tits out to attract the media attention to save the animals.

    And their ABC ran the titillating stories.

    Let’s get them in a pile on.

    Comrades.

  61. OneWorldGovernment

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2584919, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I worked the Webb Dock demo in 98.

    LOL

    Good times.

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    Love your work, Stimpy.
    You’re not the one pushing it out, or trying to bring it up, though, are you?

    Aw the poor sane single wamen can’t take responsibility for their actions and raise a child by themselves.
    I literally know poor single agile bald mentally ill men who do it all the time.
    And without whining.

  63. Bruce in WA

    A large gang of youths has bashed and robbed beachgoers and fought with each other in wild scenes at Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach.

    Police say the large gang, described as African in appearance, are wanted over a series of robberies and assaults at the beach and surrounding areas on Wednesday night.

    Witnesses say there were hundreds of youths and police were outnumbered. “The police officers handled it the best they could but they were really outnumbered and struggled to get a hold on it,” witness Greg Robinson told Seven News.

    A 16-year-old boy and his friends were allegedly punched in the face and robbed on the foreshore, youths stealing their phones, watches and the shirts off their backs.

    “They left them standing half nude in the street”, the boy’s father Alex Carter told Seven News.

    “These guys are so clever the way they do it (the robberies), that it just sort of looks like a couple of teenagers having a bit of fun.”

    Dozens of the youths then went to St Kilda McDonald’s, throwing furniture at windows and fighting inside the store.

    Mobile phone footage taken at the beach shows youths fighting in front of beachgoers.

    Wonderful 🙁

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2584919, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I worked the Webb Dock demo in 98.

    Good friend of mine at that time, was asked out on a date, by a would be social justice warrior. She spent a riveting evening on the MUA picket line…for some reason, the next time he rang, she was washing her hair..

  65. nemkat

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2584923, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    Of course it matters, Zulu.
    PETA and their mates aren’t God.

    Really? Supported by a Government that was prepared to shut down the whole live cattle trade …
    The Gillard government is long gone, Zulu.
    While the ”farmers would never harm their livestock” argument might be true, wouldn’t it make sense for pastoralists to walk away from the feedlot industry, and let PETA and them battle it out, without bringing the entire domestic industry down?

  66. H B Bear

    Couldn’t see the current bunch of Lieborals setting the rottweilers on the MUA like Reith did. Chrissy Pyne seems more of a Pomeranian man himself.

  67. OneWorldGovernment

    ZK2A

    Don’t feed the troll

    nemkat
    #2584931, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2584923, posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm

  68. Oh come on

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

  69. zyconoclast

    Stuart Pringle is just another SJW d!ck head.
    Just because he does not want his daughter to be a grif girl, that means he has the right to tell others…

    ‘I don’t want my daughter aspiring to wear lycra’
    Individual grands prix cannot opt out of F1’s use of ‘grid girls’.
    Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says his personal view is the practice is “outdated”, adding “lycra can stay in the 1970s and 80s for me, I don’t want any of that tarty nonsense”.
    He acknowledges “very smartly presented, beautiful ladies” have “added a certain amount of glamour” but added: “Our fans and spectators and customers come to Silverstone and think that because its happening at Silverstone it must be Silverstone’s decision as they think quite a lot of it is down to us, when remarkably little is on occasion.
    “There is a perception that this is Silverstone’s view but actually we think its an egalitarian world and I don’t want my daughter growing up thinking that lycra is what she ought to aspire to.”

    Why is he trying to limit the employment opportunities for girls like this?
    Misogynist

  70. OneWorldGovernment

    KD

    The ‘ye olde Painters & Dockers’ used to love their pig huntin’ back in the day.

    Many times 12 or 14 of them would come up to Moulamein or Balranald to shoot pigs.

    But only 11 or 13 of them would go home.

    All good blokes to have a beer with though. LOL

  71. Harlequin Decline

    Salma Hayek being in the news reminds me of this when she was in her prime.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZK2A

    Don’t feed the troll

    Don’t worry, my blood pressure is back to normal.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZK2A

    Don’t feed the troll

    Speaking of trolls, Numbers Bob is over on Michael Smith, shaking Julia Gilliards pom poms for her…

  74. Infidel Tiger #2584786, posted on December 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm
    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.”

    This makes the yanks look like pussies.
    Favourite part came just before that:

    Moore was driven all the way to the Australian outback in his search for rugged challenge. One day, in the small town of Emerald, Queensland, he struck up a conversation with a local rancher…

    Small town, yeah right. About 20,000 people.
    Btw, it wasn’t actually Emerald Moore was at, but a station property the other side of the next town, Springsure.
    The fringes of the MSM turned up there (in the “outback”) about a month ago & spent a week or two trying to get somebody to say Roy Moore was touching girls up all over town.

    They came up no trumps.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Moore was driven all the way to the Australian outback in his search for rugged challenge. One day, in the small town of Emerald, Queensland, he struck up a conversation with a local rancher…

    Couldn’t you Queenslanders organize an appropriate “Welcome to Country?” Tarring, feathering and ridden out of town on a rail?

  76. Token

    Wild gang brawl sees teens bashed by African gang in St Kilda”

    Some more ‘Minnesota men”, eh?

  77. OneWorldGovernment

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2584942, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    ZK2A

    Don’t feed the troll

    Speaking of trolls, Numbers Bob is over on Michael Smith, shaking Julia Gilliards pom poms for her…

    Talk about LOL

    I thought Michael had banned him years ago.

    I’ve got to go.

    Thanks everyone.

    Appreciate.

  78. Token

    ‘I don’t want my daughter aspiring to wear lycra’

    No one should allow their children to grow up to be lyric clad bike tossers.

  79. Bruce in WA

    Masters Degree in Stating the Bleeding Obvious — this is the first of many …

    Accused US politician takes own life

    Dan Johnson, a US Republican state politician in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, has died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner says. He was 57.

    Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Billings said Johnson stopped his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area, then got out and walked to the front of the car.

    On Tuesday, Johnson held a news conference in the pulpit of his church. He said the allegations against him were “totally false” and said they were part of a nationwide strategy of defeating conservative Republicans. He referenced Republican Alabama US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

    On Wednesday, Johnson posted a message on his Facebook page that asked people to care for his wife. He wrote that PTSD “is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. It has won this life, BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.” The post appears to have been removed.

    The sexual assault accusations against Johnson were revealed as a sexual harassment scandal involving four other Republican lawmakers was unfolding at the state Capitol.

    Republican Gov. Matt Bevin posted on his Twitter account that “my heart breaks for his family tonight”.

    “These are heavy days in Frankfort and in America,” Bevin posted. “May God indeed shed His grace on us all. We sure need it.”

  80. Couldn’t you Queenslanders organize an appropriate “Welcome to Country?” Tarring, feathering and ridden out of town on a rail?

    For what reason?
    That may not have been all that easy, Moore was apparently boxing champ when he was at West Point. No mean feat in a military post of thousands. He was also Karate champ or something.

    As a subaltern in Vietnam he apparently had the battalion rig up a boxing ring, and he had an open invitation to anyone who wanted to “slug an officer”. Apparently nobody ever took him up on it. There will have been a reason for that.

    Who’s going to have a go at tarring & feathering him?

  81. Hilarious that someone is concerned about feedlots while condemning opponents of abortion.

  82. 132andBush

    Many times 12 or 14 of them would come up to Moulamein or Balranald to shoot pigs.

    And Maude

  83. OneWorldGovernment

    132andBush
    #2584957, posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Many times 12 or 14 of them would come up to Moulamein or Balranald to shoot pigs.

    And Maude

    So that’s where the bodies are buried.

    Thanks 132andBush

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If any Cats know how to link to the “History Special Events Doco” on the battle of Long Tan, it’s well worth watching. Several of the veterans telling their story.

  85. 132andBush

    Pigs eat everything. Saves shovel work.

    One theory about Donald Makay was that he went to the pigs, hence the dig on the outskirts of Hay a few years ago. It was, apparently an old piggery and/or nightsoil dump.

  86. Zyconoclast

    I havent looked into it.
    Is the recent defeat of the Brexit bill in the UK parliament a good thing for Brexit or jusst another delay tacktic.?

  87. Token

    Hilarious that someone is concerned about feedlots while condemning opponents of abortion.

    Four legs good, two legs bad.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If any Cats know how to link to the “History Special Events Doco” on the battle of Long Tan, it’s well worth watching. Several of the veterans telling their story.

    I’m watching the story of one “Custard” Melloir, shot through both ankles, who spent the night after the battle, lying in the slaughterhouse of dead Australian, and Viet Cong bodies.. The soldiers, sweeping the battlefield next morning, found him propped against a tree.

    “You took your fvcking time, getting here, didn’t you?”

  89. C.L.

    Sarah. Huckabee. Sanders.

    Epic, indeed.

  90. areff

    Pigs eat everything. Saves shovel work.

    Pigs are said to have consumed Rupert Murdoch’s nanny when she was kidnapped, mistaken for his wife, in England in the Sixties. They don’t call ’em pigs for nothing.

  91. Knuckle Dragger

    I hope Custard had enough smokes to see him through.

  92. Token

    It appears #MeToo has become a way for desperate one hit wonders to get attention, any attention.

    Look at Moi… Please…

  93. BorisG

    Is the recent defeat of the Brexit bill in the UK parliament a good thing for Brexit or jusst another delay tacktic.?

    Given that it was led by remainers, it is likely the latter.

  94. BorisG

    Sheep don’t drink coffee.

    Evidence?

  95. BorisG

    Plus my phone usuage is at 100% so I’m not watching any videos.

    sorry Arky maybe you watch them too much. you should go out more.

  96. pete m

    Fox sold all bar some fox cable shows to Disney for 60 bil clear of debt.

    Seems Murdoch found his once lifetime bondy

    Murdoch’s will own 5 percent Disney following deal

    …….

    Just curious is SARAH huckabee related to former pres candidate huckabee?

  97. Dr Sir Major General

    Just curious is SARAH huckabee related to former pres candidate huckabee?

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the daughter of Mike Huckabee.

  98. Zatara

    Fox sold all bar some fox cable shows to Disney for 60 bil clear of debt.

    Murdoch would retain control of Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and his newspapers.

  99. Zatara

    Airbus pilot gets in the holiday spirit.

    A pilot was clearly feeling thoroughly festive as he spent hours drawing out a giant Christmas tree on flight radar.

    The captain was testing a new Airbus A380 when he decided to draw the yuletide fir – complete with baubles – over central Europe.

  100. Tintarella di Luna

    Thanks Tom much appreciated

  101. Top Ender

    Love your work Tom…

  102. feelthebern

    I wonder if that bird in the WH presscorp who was so concerned about proof of the pecan pie ever demanded proof of Obama’s academic records?

  103. Farmer Gez

    Sheep don’t drink coffee.

    Evidence?

    At shearing smoko we drink coffee and the sheep never ask for a cup.
    They’re bits of hippies, they like grass.

  104. feelthebern

    Ahh Rubio.
    What a little shit.
    Takes after McCain.
    Waits to see which way the wind is blowing, then beats his chest.
    For all of Trumps faults, the way he schooled Rubio during the campaign was a wonder to behold.

  105. stackja

    Anyone here get to do survey on Twitter?

    We’d like to hear your thoughts.
    You’ve been selected to participate in a survey about your experience on Twitter. It should take about 5-10 minutes to complete.
    The feedback you provide helps us make Twitter better for everyone. Thanks for your time.

    Survey Completed. Thank You!
    Thank you for your feedback to help improve Twitter.

  106. Empire GTHO Phase III

    I would be remiss if I didn’t remind people that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills have voided their prior immunity deals by provably lying to the FBI. Lying voids immunity.

    Based solely on what is public information right now… Andrew McCabe and Bill Priestap are way out on the edges of legality. The issues around the Steele Dossier underpinning the FISA warrant would remove any legal defense they might have.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/14/an-investigative-pattern-emerges/#more-143389

  107. Farmer Gez

    Amused to hear the tax guzzlers are seeking more money for services in light of the increased demand arising from the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, according to the ABC.
    Well, it won’t be for chasing the Catholic Church who haven’t had a new case in decades.
    Who are they after?
    The Logies might have to be cancelled.

  108. Empire GTHO Phase III

    House ni’er Paul Ryan unlikely to run again.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/14/paul-ryan-considering-retirement-at-end-of-term/

    If you can’t deliver for your masters – you’re fired.

  109. feelthebern

    New starter today.
    We are doing the double on him.
    Playing the national anthem & acknowledging the traditional owners of the land.
    The way these day #1 pranks are going, we’ll be having a full blown welcome to country & smoke ceremony before long.

  110. Is Trumble still PM?

    When he goes, can we have a traditional spearing and beating?

  111. Baldrick

    Unless you give a kidney to a black fella, your a racist white xunt, of course via TheirABC:

    Low kidney transplant rates for Indigenous Australians are “shocking”, “unacceptable”, and are likely to be driven by racism, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dialysis patients are less likely than other Australians to receive a transplant — remote patients have a tenth of the chance, and urban patients a third of a chance, research suggests.
    “I’m shocked by those figures. A ten-fold gap is entirely unacceptable,” AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said.

  112. Boambee John

    Oh come on
    #2584935, posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm
    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

    Used to be an advertising sign by tge highway between Canberra and Sydney.

    “There is a place for all G*d’s creatures – right between the peas and the roast potatoes.”

  113. Top Ender

    Guaranteed to get you going?

    The Australian Republic Movement will today announce establishment of a high-level advisory panel, comprising a diverse group from politics, business, academia, media and the law.

    The group of eminent republicans includes former parliamentarians from across the political divide: Labor leader Kim Beazley, Victorian premier Steve Bracks, Nationals leader Tim Fischer and Liberal Senate leader Robert Hill.

    The Australian Republic Advisory Panel will act as patrons for the republican cause, provide guidance on legal and constitutional issues and advise on campaign strategy and tactics.

    The other appointments are: book publisher Louise Adler, Transfield managing director Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, company directors Marina Go and Catherine Harris, Monash University chancellor Simon McKeon, ­senior counsel Jane Needham, entrepreneur Talal Yassine, historians Clare Wright and Ross Fitzgerald, and academics Larissa Behrendt, Helen Irving and Kim Rubenstein.

    ARM chairman Peter Fitz­Simons said the push to have an Australian head of state continued to gain momentum, with thousands of new supporters and volunteers signing up this year.

    “The campaign for an Australian head of state is a big Australian cause with a big head of steam building up,” FitzSimons said. “We’re drawing on support from every community and every section of society and today is another big step forward. These leading Australians have offered their time and energy to a great campaign. They share a simple belief: Australia’s head of state should be a citizen of Australia. Who could seriously argue anything different?”

    Comments welcome at the article in the Oz

  114. Mater

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

    I didn’t realise that donors had a say in who their organs went to. Can I exclude ‘Lefties’ and ‘Feminists’?

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    While I’m at it I’ve just posted on Alan Moran’s thread about the following paper at Judy Curry’s.

    The cost of displacing fossil fuels: some evidence from Texas

    Worth a read for energy Cats because it proves that wind generation is stupid even if you assume globule worming.

  116. Baldrick

    Turdball and Brandarse ensuring the Religious Freedom Review goes nowhere:

    Religious freedom review appointee has argued for limited sharia law in Australia
    The Turnbull government has appointed an academic who has argued that recognising religious freedom should include acceptance of a limited form of sharia law to the Ruddock review.
    On Thursday the government released broad terms of reference for its religious freedom inquiry, headed by former attorney general Philip Ruddock, including the new appointment of University of Queensland constitutional law professor Nicholas Aroney to the five-person panel.
    Aroney is an expert on legal pluralism, law and religion who has warned that religious freedom has become a second-class right to anti-discrimination and argued that religious freedom should include a right to practise sharia law within “strictly justifiable limits imposed by the general law”.

  117. entropy

    ARM will use the lessons of the SSM vote to go for the republic issue. Make sure no pesky details like actual legislation or the new government structure to be implemented will be released before the vote. “its all about growing up”

  118. entropy

    Low kidney transplant rates for Indigenous Australians are “shocking”, “unacceptable”, and are likely to be driven by racism, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dialysis patients are less likely than other Australians to receive a transplant — remote patients have a tenth of the chance, and urban patients a third of a chance, research suggests.
    “I’m shocked by those figures. A ten-fold gap is entirely unacceptable,” AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said.

    Serious question, when determining candidates for a transplant, do likely success factors figure in prioritisation? Or is to even contemplate such banal calculations racist?

  119. Mater

    Can I exclude ‘Lefties’ and ‘Feminists’?

    Ooops, sorry, no need.
    With me being ‘extreme right’, I’m sure they’d refuse to accept my ‘black heart’, and the rest of my tainted organs!

  120. Diogenes

    Woohooo – today has been cancelled due to lack of interest. About 10% of kids have parents who don’t love them and sent them to school on the last day 🙂

    Finally a chance to clear out that storeroom and reimage the 60 computers in the computer labs, and a pile of laptops

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    “I’m shocked by those figures. A ten-fold gap is entirely unacceptable,” AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said.

    This Gannon chap seems very easily disturbed of late.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tim Blair’s latest is awesome.
    That’s all I can say.
    Big Sister is watching.

  123. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The EU, having witnessed the “success” of civil forfeiture in the US, ramps up the shakedown.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/eu-to-restrict-movement-of-cash/

  124. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Smoking is a dangerous habit, not just to smokers but those around them, and we are committed to reducing its impact on our lives,” NSW Health executive director Jo Mitchell said in a statement on Friday.

    Austria giving these Health Nazis conniptions. It is about to revoke bans on smoking in bars etc.

  125. Tom

    Woohooo – today has been cancelled due to lack of interest. About 10% of kids have parents who don’t love them and sent them to school on the last day.

    In Victoriastan, Dickhead Dan’s CFMEU Caliphate hasn’t yet proclaimed the week before Christmas a school holiday, so kids down here have another whole week before they start five weeks’ holiday, while NSW gets an extra week or fortnight. Slackers.

    Down here on the Bellarine, we’re preparing for population explosion of the annual thrip (tourist) invasion, which lasts until Straya Day, when a trip to the shops is possible only before 9am (before all the parking spots are taken). Our little seaside village wouldn’t exist without the tourist economy, so we give thanks for the affiliated real estate economy, which keeps out anyone who can’t afford a million-dollar house.

  126. calli

    Down here on the Bellarine, we’re preparing for population explosion of the annual thrip (tourist) invasion, which lasts until Straya Day,

    The terrorists arrived here on the Tomaree about three weeks ago. The drill is simple – shop early, go home, hide. They bring plenty of moolah with them, so it’s great for business.

  127. John Constantine

    This Christmas, the imported processed hams being sold cheap as chips are all imported from foreign feedlots, and interestingly as a product are some ham in a plastic bag, used as a sponge to soak up a mass of flavoured water.

    Deindustrialising Australian intensive animal agriculture means importing meat flavoured product from foreign feedlots run to worlds cheapest standards, just like deindustrialising the Murray Darling Basin irrigation means importing bags of vegetables grown with cheap chicom sewerage.

  128. jupes

    Tim Blair’s latest is awesome.

    Not too long ago that would have been top shelf satire.

  129. cohenite

    Serious question, when determining candidates for a transplant, do likely success factors figure in prioritisation? Or is to even contemplate such banal calculations racist?

    I have some experience with transplants; the priority in a system where donors are the scarcest in the Western world is need, those closest to death head the queue. Gannon’s comments are terrible.

  130. stackja

    Turnbull: ‘The Australian economy is creating more than a thousand jobs a day’
    OPINION
    Sharri Markson: PM is coming up aces
    Sharri Markson, The Daily Telegraph
    December 14, 2017 10:59pm
    Subscriber only
    PREDICTIONS of an untimely demise for Malcolm Turnbull before the year’s end have not eventuated.

    But before the Prime Minister can claim a ­momentous finish to 2017, there is the piece de resistance — the Bennelong ­by-election.

    This crucial contest, a litmus test for Malcolm Turnbull’s government, is far from certain, despite polling showing the Liberals should just scrape through with a narrow win.

    There is significant concern that while Turnbull successfully prosecuted the case that Sam Dastyari was as good as a Chinese spy thus securing his scalp, this has backfired among the Chinese Australian community in Bennelong.

    If the Liberal Party wins this by-election, even with a swing against it and only as a result of Cory Bernardi’s preferences, Turnbull will be emboldened to announce a shake-up of his cabinet as soon as Sunday or Tuesday.

    Fifty years ago on December 17, 1967, it was a Sunday, Holt disappeared.

    When will MT go?

  131. struth

    The terrorists arrived here on the Tomaree about three weeks ago. The drill is simple – shop early, go home, hide. They bring plenty of moolah with them, so it’s great for business.

    Agree with the principle, but the problem for Australia is that more and more of these domestic tourists are public servants or somehow on the public teat via contract and it’s just a redistribution of already collected wealth to businesses the public servant wishes to employ.

    Hence the most boring tourism and towns in the world, generally speaking.

    It may not be all the business but it is an ever increasing percentage, as the public servants are increasingly, the only ones with money.

  132. John Constantine

    Just put some of the lambs shorn this week into my own feedlot, for grain finishing leading up to the pre Australia Day lamb promotion market.

    This feedlot is stocked at 5 to 6 lambs per available acre, has a large dam for drinking water, tree shelterbelts and old stables and barn on stumps for shade and a selection of hayfeeders and grainfeeders.

    Once presented with as much as they can eat, close to shade and water, you rarely see the animals walking briskly around the boundary of the paddock to ‘feel the burn’ of pointless exercise.

    They just do the couchwhale thing of lying down in comfort, waiting for their internet ordered chocolates, chips and lollies to arrive.

    Fair bit different to the factory farm feedlots of Asia where the competing product, fed on unlucky Hong Kong gamblers, comes from.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    This Christmas, the imported processed hams being sold cheap as chips are all imported from foreign feedlots, and interestingly as a product are some ham in a plastic bag, used as a sponge to soak up a mass of flavoured water.

    Worry not John. Soon we won’t need to bother with even the meat bit of the ham.

    Los Angeles Wants To Put Its Shelter Animals On An All-Vegan Diet

    A group of activists, led by electronic music star-turned-professional environmentalist Moby, are trying to convince the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioners to turn all of their shelter dogs vegan

    Let me be first to say that Moby is a dick.

  134. Diogenes

    “Smoking is a dangerous habit, not just to smokers but those around them, and we are committed to reducing its impact on our lives,” NSW Health executive director Jo Mitchell said in a statement on Friday.

    Oh wise, noble, and incredibly handsome doomlord, any chance of you spending some time doing a number on the costs of sports to the Australian community in the same manner as the they do for smoking. A coupe, of examples :
    In today’s NYT – Vigourous Exercise tied to Macular degeneration in men https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/well/move/vigorous-exercise-tied-to-macular-degeneration-in-men.html

    Their ABC back in August Too much exercise can lead to cardiac problems, especially for those over 40, heart specialist says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-29/if-youre-over-40-you-should-watch-how-much-you-exercise/8852514

  135. Rabz

    Comments welcome at the article in the Oz

    Yep. Just given them a blast and it’s been posted.

  136. 132andBush


    Deindustrialising Australian intensive animal agriculture means importing meat flavoured product from foreign feedlots run to worlds cheapest standards, just like deindustrialising the Murray Darling Basin irrigation means importing bags of vegetables grown with cheap chicom sewerage.

    +1

  137. hzhousewife

    Oh dear. Lady in the coffee queue this morning chatted to me under her breath. She is driving through to Melb and stopped for petrol and nearly got run over on the forecourt – had to slam bonnet of car to get driver’s attention, got called a “b…tch” out the window. Driver was very large dark islander woman. Lady herself was slight and older and spoke in a long gone educated accent, and declared in a whisper that the country is over-run and she hates it, but Merry Christmas anyway.

  138. hzhousewife

    Re kidney transplants and the indigenous, I don’t know but perhaps tissue typing precludes a lot of available matches.

  139. struth

    “Smoking is a dangerous habit,

    Over eating is a dangerous habit.
    Voting left wing is a dangerous habit.

    Smoking, apparently, causes you to die early and treatment is costly to our taxpayers with our socialist system.
    Apparently, for all other illnesses and near death disease, hospitalisation is not necessary and not costly.
    Just smoking.
    If you live longer by not smoking you will receive more pension.
    Danistan is working on solving this problem.
    He could have just let people keep smoking.

    Now people seem to have replaced smoking by shoving food down their throats, and the wrong type of food thanks to government food pyramids, have grown obese and require medical attention starting younger than smokers and are hospitalised and are far more costly to the taxpayer generally than a smoker, we can say, THANK YOU HEALTH NAZIS, your authoritarian fuckwittery has condemned many to a life of misery that the average smoker didn’t have until they were about sixty, where they relatively popped off the perch relatively quickly, having enjoyed a life of clothes fitting slimness and mobility, that is at the heart of much human happiness.

    Add to that the people that vote for socialism, dangerous to others besides themselves, and you see people increase their drinking and eating out of pure depression at the state of affairs their socialist country has put them in.

    But you concentrate on smoking, you f…ing evil totalitarian parasitic fuckwits.

  140. A Lurker

    h/t to Calli at 8:39 am

    But luckily, I’m not very good at listening to people who tell me things that I don’t want to hear.

    Like the truth?
    Dab a bit of woad on him and that young chap could easily pass as a Pict.

    But I guess some ancestors are more trendy than others.

  141. struth

    Somehow fuckwit doesn’t seem as vugar as f….ing.

  142. Tel

    Voting left wing is a dangerous habit.

    Your vote can harm others.

  143. calli

    If being a Pict paid, he’d be a Pict.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    I have nothing further to add.
    This says it all.
    Reminds me of a journo asking former AFL coach Allan Jeans to comment on the umpiring.
    Allan replied, “Well, you know I can’t comment on umpiring. Today I have absolutely no comment.”

  145. struth

    But luckily, I’m not very good at listening to people who tell me things that I don’t want to hear.

    I bet he’d be listening if you imposed a ten percent aboriginal tax.
    I bet you he’d hear that.
    He’d be practicing his true culture quick smart and aboriginality would be dropped quick smart.
    His true culture would be the practice of dipping his lid to passers by and “top of the morning” would be said.

  146. Tel

    But you concentrate on smoking, you f…ing evil totalitarian parasitic fuckwits.

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1058-killjoys-a-critique-of-the-nanny-state/

    Makes a case for why the left have become the new Puritans.

    But you know, the weird thing is, plenty of the hard core feminists smoke and eat sugar and do deliberately risky things like slutwalking and simultaneously demand the Nanny State fix everything for them. Maybe I’m being unfair but that’s what it seems from the outside.

  147. Baldrick

    Re kidney transplants and the indigenous, I don’t know but perhaps tissue typing precludes a lot of available matches.

    hzhousewife, I think it has more to do with the likelihood of a successful transplant. Of course people are free to do whatever they want, but lifestyle choices have consequences.

  148. struth

    If women didn’t have the vote, the west would have right wing governments in every country.
    Unfortunately, this is a fact.

  149. jupes

    There is significant concern that while Turnbull successfully prosecuted the case that Sam Dastyari was as good as a Chinese spy thus securing his scalp, this has backfired among the Chinese Australian community in Bennelong.

    Therefore it would seem a good deal of Australia’s Chinese community still has ties to and affection for the Chicoms.

    Multiculturalism is a gift that just keeps on giving.

  150. Tel

    Struth look at the Middle East where Baathism was popular… it’s a very centralized quasi-socialist political philosophy and women don’t get a say in anything over there. I say “was” popular because Iraq is no longer Baathist, but that’s because of an invasion. Syria remains Baathist and probably will for some time, although hopefully Assad will bring them a bit closer to a free market (if he follows Putin’s lead then probably it will go like Russia towards a defacto monarchy with free market within limited sectors).

  151. Leigh Lowe

    A group of activists, led by electronic music star-turned-professional environmentalist Moby, are trying to convince the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioners to turn all of their shelter dogs vegan

    Dr Hugh Wirth is a pompous git but he gave a hippie woman a total flogging on radio a couple of years ago when she called in to say her cat had chosen to be vegan.
    “Absolute tosh! Put down two bowls … one with fresh meat and one with vegetables. Any cat or dog will go for the meat every time. If it doesn’t, take it to the vet because it almost certainly has dementia. For God’s sake woman, those teeth called canine incisors are not for slicing carrots!”

  152. Andreas

    There is significant concern that while Turnbull successfully prosecuted the case that Sam Dastyari was as good as a Chinese spy thus securing his scalp, this has backfired among the Chinese Australian community in Bennelong.

    More proof that nationalism is essential for democracy to work.

  153. Rae

    The ABC on its Breakfast show this morning has already flouted the ACMA Bennelong by-election blackout. A live cross to a pre-poll station gave prominence to the Labor advertising there while the Liberals placards could barely be seen, and was followed by footage from Ch 9 of Christopher Pyne lauding John Anderson and dissing Kristina Kenneally. So much for allowing the voters an electoral advertising free pause to reflect on how they might choose to vote.

  154. struth

    The donors do not get a say in who gets the kidney.
    The AMA is same sex marriage stupid, in the face of MEDICAL/biological evidence and the stupidity that it will allow in the doctor’s office.

    The reason kidneys don’t go to a lot of indigenous folk in remote areas is because they suffer from severe socialism and it’s racist welfare state.
    This makes them derelict, severe alcoholic disasters, that many would have not encountered in their lives.
    To see humanity at it’s lowest, go to out back Australia, and head to aboriginal communities like balgo.
    Here you can see the results of years of the welfare state.

    Giving them a Kidney would be like putting a band aid on an axe wound.

  155. Andreas
    #2585117, posted on December 15, 2017 at 9:39 am
    More proof that nationalism is essential for democracy to work.

    As well as a commitment to mono-culturalism and multi-ethnicity.
    Western civilisation being honoured in Australia by people from many lands. Utopia!

  156. Baldrick

    Tom
    #2584818, posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm
    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.

    Wise words from Tom, Delta.
    Don’t let Stalking Boy Grigory Haidee put you off. He’s only here for the trolling.

  157. struth

    Struth look at the Middle East where Baathism was popular… it’s a very centralized quasi-socialist political philosophy and women don’t get a say in anything over there.

    Yeah, but I said western countries.
    Full of western men.
    Not sand monkeys.

  158. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2585118, posted on December 15, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Oh and fuck off Grigory Haidee.

  159. dopey

    Thommo was brilliant on that Ashes show. Some of those poms must still be hurting.

  160. JC

    C.L.
    #2585090, posted on December 15, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Apartment porn for JC:

    Great views, but I sure hope he changes the bathroom and gets rid of the furniture.

  161. Token

    A group of activists, led by electronic music star-turned-professional environmentalist Moby, are trying to convince the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioners to turn all of their shelter dogs vegan

    So the insane in LA think Zootopia is a road map for the future?

  162. Token

    Great views, but I sure hope he changes the bathroom and gets rid of the furniture.

    Yes. Barf.

  163. Token

    Good to see Brendan Rich is back after the SJW had him dumped from Mozilla.

    Google and Facebook Too Can Be Disrupted

    Tech pioneer Brendan Eich is trying to force the adoption of a new advertising model for the internet.

    The tech duopoly is not going to last forever.

  164. calli

    Great views, but I sure hope he changes the bathroom and gets rid of the furniture.

    Nice to see the floating staircase has a decent glass side. Raise twinkles for Standards Australia. 🙌🏻

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Not enough evidence for charges over Justine Ruszczyk shooting

    The Australian
    8:10AM December 15, 2017
    Cameron Stewart
    Washington Correspondent
    United States
    @camstewarttheoz

    United States authorities say they do not yet have sufficient evidence to lay charges against the policeman who shot dead Australian Justine Ruszczyk at point black range in her pyjamas in Minneapolis.

    The move raises doubts about whether charges will ever be laid against policeman Mohamed Noor despite the shocking nature of the unprovoked killing.

    The lawyer who will decide whether charges are laid, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has blamed investigators for the situation, claiming they had not done their job.

    “I’ve got to have the evidence, and I don’t have it yet … Let me just say it’s not my fault. So if it isn’t my fault, who didn’t do their job? Investigators. They don’t work for me. They haven’t done their job,” Mr Freeman said when confronted by activists in Minneapolis asking why charges have not yet been laid.

    Mr Freeman had promised that a decision would be made this month on whether to prosecute Mr Noor who shot Ms Ruszczyk through the window of his police car in July after she had called 911 for help believing a sexual assault was occurring in the alley behind her house.

    The shooting shocked the US and led to the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief.

    Mr Freeman said the investigation had been made more difficult by the two policemen involved because they had given no useful information about the moments that led to the shooting.

    “I have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, the moment he shot the gun he feared for his life, and he used force because he thought he was gonna be killed. But he won’t answer my questions … I can’t talk to her because she’s gone, and the other cop just gave us (expletive). So guess what, I’ve gotta figure out angles of the shot, gun residues, reckless use of force experts …”

    “But if you look at this, here’s a nice lady who hears something bad outside, she calls the cops, they don’t come, she calls again, they drive up in her alley, and she comes out in her jemmies and she’s killed by a cop. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Can I prove that the cop shot her? I could have done that the first day.”

    From the Oz. Not enough evidence? You couldn’t make this shyte up, could you?

  166. Token

    Surveillance records are said to show Metin Külünk, a close friend of Erdogan, giving money to “Osmanen Germania” for the purposes of buying weapons in June 2016.

    Smart people those Germans.

    Allowing such rigid gun control, allowing reproduction rates to drop, importing foreigners to address a population problem, etc.

    What could go wrong?

  167. Rae

    I think James looks more like Ros than Kerry.

  168. JC

    I wonder when Neil Armfield marries.

  169. Token

    From the Oz. Not enough evidence? You couldn’t make this shyte up, could you?

    Is that a joint taskforce with Victoria Police? Too often the Vic plods investigations end in similar outcome when our own Minnesota men are involved.

  170. jupes

    Just listening ABC radio’s own ad.

    Frank Elly has been employed to tell us that the ABC is Australia’s only 24 hour news service (Sky News?) and is without bias (Trump? Pauline Hansen? Tony Abbott?) or agenda (homo marriage? Asylum shoppers?).

    FMD who are they trying to kid?

  171. Snoopy

    60,000 abuse ‘survivors’ x $150,000 per survivor = $9 billion. Add another one billion dollars for admin and we have an even $10 billion.

    GDP is going to get a nice little boost.

  172. Mother Lode

    Dab a bit of woad on him and that young chap could easily pass as a Pict.

    Dab concentric red circles around that bloodnut head and he would be a target any archer would be proud to make look like a porcupine.

  173. Mother Lode

    Apropos of nothing in particular, but of everything in general:

    Fuck off, Socktimus.

  174. Diogenes

    The move raises doubts about whether charges will ever be laid against policeman Mohamed Noor despite the shocking nature of the unprovoked killing.

    Even if charges are laid he will get off.

    From https://townhall.com/columnists/jacobsullum/2017/12/13/scared-cops-are-scary-n2421639

    The jurors who acquitted Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder last week were told to judge him based on “how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training,” as The Arizona Republic put it. That distinction was crucial, because a “regular person” would never get away with shooting an unarmed man who was crawling on the floor, sobbing and begging for his life.

    Like other recent cases in which jurors failed to hold police officers accountable for the unnecessary use of deadly force, Brailsford’s acquittal shows that cops benefit from a double standard. Unlike ordinary citizens, they can kill with impunity as long as they say they were afraid, whether or not their fear was justified.

    The jury apparently accepted the counterintuitive argument that police, because of their special training, are apt to be less careful with guns than the average citizen would be. A similar dispensation seemed to be at work last June, when Minnesota jurors acquitted former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter after he panicked during a traffic stop and shot a driver who was reaching for his license.

    Even more astonishing was the failure of South Carolina jurors to reach a verdict in the trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he ran away. Last May, five months after that mistrial, Slager signed a federal plea agreement in which he admitted the shooting was not justified.

    All three of these officers said they were afraid, but that is not enough to justify the use of deadly force. When juries fail to ask whether police have good reason to fear the people they kill, regular people have good reason to fear police.

  175. Mother Lode

    Re kidney transplants and the indigenous, I don’t know but perhaps tissue typing precludes a lot of available matches.

    I am sure I heard a few years ago there was a series of unnecessary operations where Aborigines were having low-melanin female genitalia grafted onto them by accident – apparently the doctors were confused because it was the only thing the Aborigines would say to them.

  176. Dr Faustus

    United States authorities say they do not yet have sufficient evidence to lay charges against the policeman who shot dead Australian Justine Ruszczyk at point black range in her pyjamas in Minneapolis.

    Is this some new definition of US urban close quarter combat?

  177. Makka

    But Pell!

    ‘They left him half nude in the street’: Father of teenager ‘robbed by gang of African youths’ during brawl involving HUNDREDS on St Kilda beach says his son was punched ‘over and over again’
    Witnesses said over 200 youths went on rampage at Melbourne’s St Kilda beach
    The gangs brawled inside a McDonald’s and on the beachfront, robbed tourists
    Police are appealing for witnesses and urging the offenders turn themselves in
    The group of male and female youths were described as of African appearance

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5181091/Melbourne-teen-attacked-youths-violent-clash.html#ixzz51HYjyBaG

  178. notafan

    remember the college professor who was belting people over the head with a bike lock, apparently he is a political prisoner and it never happened™

    gofundantifa

  179. Is there a reason that commandos blacken there faces before going on a mission?

  180. Snoopy

    For all the Christine Nixon fans out there. Jane Hutcheon interviews the Black Saturday heroine on ABC TV’s One Plus One at 1.00 pm.

  181. lotocoti

    Great views, but I sure hope he changes the bathroom and gets rid of the furniture.

    Looks like stock 3ds Max elements used without any talent.

  182. Mother Lode

    From the Oz. Not enough evidence? You couldn’t make this shyte up, could you?

    To assess the crime the prosecutor needs to know if Noor had a happy childhood, if there is a history of shooting unarmed women wearing pyjamas in his family, or if it is considered normal in his culture, whether somebody in the previous 2 weeks had said something that he didn’t like, whether a prosecution would be ‘unhelpful’ to any government outreach programs and whether there would be a backlash.

    All the prosecutor knows is that he had his gun out, aimed at an unarmed woman talking to his partner on the other side of the car, and blew her away.

    Really nothing to mount a case.

  183. For all the Christine Nixon fans out there. Jane Hutcheon interviews the Black Saturday heroine on ABC TV’s One Plus One at 1.00 pm.

    At lunchtime ? Surely not.

  184. Sparkx

    The king wanted to go fishing and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.
    The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain, so the king and the queen went fishing.
    On the way they met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey and asked him if the fish were biting.
    The fisherman said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm.”
    The king replied: “I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional.
    Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him.”
    So the king continued on his way. However, in a short time torrential rain fell from the sky and the King and Queen were totally soaked.
    Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist.
    Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.
    The fisherman said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey.
    If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain.”
    So the king hired the donkey.
    Thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.
    The practice is unbroken to this day.

  185. lotocoti

    Is there a reason that commandos blacken there faces before going on a mission?

    Tradition.
    The original commandos were the chorus line from The Black and White Minstrels.

  186. notafan

    I know these African kids steal cars but banning them from public transport (probably free riders in any case) would slow down their Melbourne wide escapades

    I recall they caught the train Officeworks to Officeworks on one line stealing high end head phones as they went, the last store got alerted and locked their doors so they couldn’t get in.

    Swarming malls etc is a problem in the US and Europe

    Ban them from those too, not all, just known individuals.

    Or put them in gaol.

    Or sent them to Somalia, Sudan or Southern Sudan for a nice long holiday

    I don’t want to see them (around here again)

  187. notafan

    At Milo’s news site

    I think the Poms call this ‘bang to rights’

    Eric Clanton, a professor of philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking at Diablo Valley College, was arrested in May for using a bike lock to beat three people senseless during a free speech rally at Berkeley in April this year.

    Police acknowledged that they caught Clanton with the aid of Internet activists who did most of the legwork identifying him as the suspect behind “several violent assaults” at the Civic Center Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Three people received what police referred to as “significant injuries” as a result of the assaults.

    In photos circulating on social media, Clanton was pictured donning a hoodie and bandana, with a pair of dark sunglasses, shortly before the assaults. He was identified by members of the image forum 4chan, who examined hundreds of images and videos taken at the rally and prior events, and compared the attacker to other attendees.

    The Antifa-aligned professor accused of assaulting Trump supporters with a bicycle lock will be headed to court two months from now, following a postponement.

  188. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Cultural Marxist tosser and failed UK PM Dave Cameron now working directly for Uncle George’s Ministry of Truth.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/14/david-cameron-soros-lecture-trumps-criticism-mainstream-fake-news-dangerous-real-enemy-russian-bots-trolls/

  189. EvilElvis

    Agree with the principle, but the problem for Australia is that more and more of these domestic tourists are public servants or somehow on the public teat via contract and it’s just a redistribution of already collected wealth to businesses the public servant wishes to employ.

    Hence the most boring tourism and towns in the world, generally speaking.

    It may not be all the business but it is an ever increasing percentage, as the public servants are increasingly, the only ones with money.

    Agree with all that struth, as much as it’s money, it’s laundered taxpayer money not new money.

    Funnily I never see much of any public servant in the street in our small town. Teachers, nurses, cops, frigging shire staff etc, they must hole up together as they are never to be seen. They do have it tough though so maybe they’re just resting after a hard day…

  190. Mater

    Maters Musing – 15th Dec 17

    If the Sykes-Picot Agreement is to blame for the mess that is the Middle-East because “borders were generally drawn with little regard for ethnic, tribal, religious or linguistic considerations“, why is Multiculturalism hailed as such a noble endeavour in this country?

  191. H B Bear

    Just listening ABC radio’s own ad.

    Googles G must have embarked on another round of ALPBC advertising before the place shuts down for its 8 week snooze over summer and the airwaves are filled with staff co-op B Listers and “funny in Melbourne” comedians (h/t whoever came up with this genius description).

    The best bit of these ads is when they finish up with “… and its free.”

  192. Snoopy

    Dopey Dave must get all his news from CNN and the BBC. He’s in for a surprise.

  193. notafan

    A long way to go before Christianity really takes hold but even here there are refugees and refugees

    Many of those people have fled violence, while others are what the bishop described as “education refugees,” meaning people who settle in the camps because they have better access to schools, lodging and even health care.

    Living in the desert

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NEWS

    The Australian
    11:04AM December 15, 2017
    Tessa Akerman
    Reporter
    Melbourne
    @TessaAkerman

    The man accused of murdering six people in January’s Bourke Street tragedy has pleaded not guilty to all charges this morning.

    James Gargasoulas appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a committal mention today but the case proceeded by way of hand-up brief, avoiding the need for a committal hearing and fast tracking the case to the Supreme Court on Monday.

    May it please the Court, my client was arrested at the scene, there are eleven million images of him comitting this crime on CCTV, but he pleads “Not guilty.”

  195. A great photo in The Oz of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning.
    The ramp-up bow looks an engineering marvel.

    A pity it is being used to try and intimidate Trump regarding his overtures towards Taiwan.

  196. Roger

    Or sent them to Somalia, Sudan or Southern Sudan for a nice long holiday

    Many of them won’t have obtained citizenship yet…deport them.

    And no more.

    Withdraw from UN Refugee Convention.

  197. Roger

    Therefore it would seem a good deal of Australia’s Chinese community still has ties to and affection for the Chicoms.

    Mainland Chinese migration is a misnomer…it’s colonisation.

  198. Jo Smyth

    Today the Trump Government overturned the 2015 Obama government regulation of the internet. Of course the Democrats and Hollywood had advised against it.

  199. John Constantine

    Have vicpol head office billed Bolta fifty grand for the police time he wasted by getting assaulted in the street yet?.

    Now the Andrews Nazgul government have proven they can use police made law to silence their enemies, even when their enemies are the ones assaulted:

    Isn’t it only a difference in degree between godless commo revolutionaries sending a bill for the State’s bullets to the families of those put up against the wall, and the Andrews Nazgul sending a fifty grand bill for the State’s bullying to enemies like Milo?.

    Silence through Terror, Comrades.

  200. C.L.’s link highlights all that is wrong with our leftist judiciary.
    Good, decent people running their own business have an ice-fuelled gang bust up their stores and steal goods.
    One perp is a migrant (I assume) and a judge allows him back to the country he “escaped” from for a holiday.
    Meanwhile the traumatised, poorer, victims are left to clean up his mess.
    While Judge Elizabeth Gaynor enjoys a well earned break over the “festive” season.

    Pardon my language but FMD.
    Bring in mandatory sentencing. Remove the power these panty-waisted soft touch marxists wield.

  201. struth

    If the police billed me for going about me legal peaceful business it would end up in court.
    And I’d be suing them.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    Today the Trump Government overturned the 2015 Obama government regulation of the internet. Of course the Democrats and Hollywood had advised against it.

    Freedom!!!

  203. notafan

    Mainland Chinese migration is a misnomer…it’s colonisation.

    More of them and more muslims please

    Won’t that end up fun?

    I naively asked someone I know if he was from Hong Kong, very very adamant he was from Malaysia

    oops

    I believe Dutton is revoking visas for Africans who are repeat offenders iirc he wanted to reduce the age limit for such action from 18 to 16

    Good idea

  204. Joe

    Bring in mandatory sentencing. Remove the power these panty-waisted soft touch marxists wield.

    Appoint judges from the general citizenry and BAN lawyers from participation. If it’s good enough for a jury it’s good enough for a judge.

  205. struth

    When you get billed for protection from police , it’s called taxation.
    You don’t get taxed extra for being peaceful and legal.

    That’s mafia style extortion and corruption.

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    Wow.
    245000 new migrants to Australia over the 12 months to July.
    An increase of 27% from the previous year.
    Are we feeling enriched enough yet?

  207. lotocoti

    The ramp-up bow looks an engineering marvel.

    It may look a marvel, but it’s a poor substitute for that true marvel, the steam catapult.

  208. Dr Faustus

    Therefore it would seem a good deal of Australia’s Chinese community still has ties to and affection for the Chicoms.

    Certainly true of Chinese with personal ties to PRC, less so with diaspora Chinese – although they still view China as their cultural ‘home country’. The Chinese Government carefully curates Australian/PRC Chinese through undisguised agents of the China United Front Work Department.

    For example, during the 2014 Brisbane G20, organisers called out hundreds of local Australian/PRC Chinese to line the streets around the Stamford Hotel. The purpose was to provide photo images for the Chinese media of enthusiastic Chinese Australians waving at Xi Jinping – but also (and perhaps more disturbingly) to intimidate and crowd out pro-Tibet, Uighur, Falangong etc protestors.

    I had a couple of Chinese employees who took leave to participate in this exercise. They were supplied with flags, hats, banners, sunscreen and water bottles and essentially waited around for Xi’s cavalcade cavalcade to do the spontaneous wavy thing. [Interestingly, I don’t think there was any Cold War style coercion involved. The Chinese are very proud of their culture and history, Xi and Mrs Xi are popular, and I gather everyone was genuinely pleased to participate.]

  209. notafan

    All very well about the Chinese

    I still think we have enough now

    Otherwise we will end up with a monoculture and we can’t have that

    I think we are comparatively low on Portuguese, Spanish and South Americans

    We certainly need better quality Mexican restaurants than Taco Bill’s

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    May it please the Court, my client was arrested at the scene, there are eleven million images of him comitting this crime on CCTV, but he pleads “Not guilty.”

    I think muslims tend to always plead not guilty because pleading guilty means they have submitted to Australian law. Since they’re suppose to only obey sharia they can’t plead guilty to a secular law.

  211. Roger

    The Chinese are very proud of their culture and history

    And determined to assert their regional dominance.

    That a country like Australia would import a 5th column via immigration is idiocy.

  212. marcus classis

    This (if true) is close to being an act of war. Link

  213. H B Bear

    Didn’t I read some of Fat Mandy’s Africans are sending their own children back to the sub-Saharan shitholes they fled because they are completely uncontrollable in Australia? If so we should join them.

    They show all the hallmarks of being an even more valuable addition to the Australian multi-kulti wasteland than Fraser’s Lebs.

  214. notafan

    Graham Richardson defending Dastyari

    I’m quoted from the Australian “Destroying Sam Dastyari’s political career has been needlessly nasty”

    None of what I have written above excludes the part played by Dastyari. He took money from a Chinese mystery man to pay his legal bills and he went to this man’s home and told him to leave his phone inside while they went outside to talk. Naive, even stupid — yes. But the idea of labelling Dastyari as some sort of spy is plainly ridiculous. Even if he has resigned from the Senate, if there is evidence of criminal behaviour, he can still be charged. I sincerely doubt that this will happen.

    Every heard of hyperbole, Graham

    I don’t believe that the required standard is proof of criminal behaviour

    We know Dastyari took money from the Chinese for private purposes and he warned Mr Billionaire

    The standard for Federal Government politicians is not and should not be so low as proof of criminal behaviour

    But we already know how low a standard Mr Richardson sets, a worm could hurdle it.

  215. H B Bear

    That a country like Australia would import a 5th column via immigration is idiocy entirely unsurprising.

  216. Roger

    Dutton is doing more damage to the nation that Dastyari ever could.

  217. Dr Faustus

    And determined to assert their regional dominance.

    Correct.

    No one should doubt that the Chinese intend to operate Australia as a satrapy. Or that the vermin we elect are unwilling to act as low-rent satraps.

  218. H B Bear

    The standard for Federal Government politicians is not and should not be so low as proof of criminal behaviour

    Ummm … Craig Thomson?

  219. Joe

    No one should doubt that the Chinese intend to operate Australia as a satrapy.

    So long as they maintain the standard of living and enforce justice, I’m beginning to think that they would be a better bet than the current lot of idiots.

    If they must appoint satraps, they could at least appoint competent ones.

  220. stackja

    Roger
    #2585201, posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    Dutton is doing more damage to the nation that Dastyari ever could.

    RGR created problem.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #2585198, posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Graham Richardson defending Dastyari

    I’m quoted from the Australian “Destroying Sam Dastyari’s political career has been needlessly nasty”

    Every heard of hyperbole, Graham

    I don’t believe that the required standard is proof of criminal behaviour

    Yeah.
    It’s not like Sam, say, burnt down a printing works, claimed the insurance and stashed the loot in a Swiss bank account.

  222. Roger

    RGR created problem.

    John Howard, actually.

    Whitlam & Howard are the two great wreckers of modern Australia.

  223. Baldrick

    The best bit of these (ABC) ads is when they finish up with “… and its free.”

    I’m not sure how much TheirABC radio siphon off the annual $1.3 billion budget, but ‘free’ is fake news.
    Leftards have zero self-awareness.

  224. stackja

    Roger
    #2585209, posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    RGR created problem.

    John Howard, actually.

    Whitlam & Howard are the two great wreckers of modern Australia.

    Grassby and Vanstone?

  225. Oh come on

    Low kidney transplant rates for Indigenous Australians are “shocking”, “unacceptable”, and are likely to be driven by racism, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dialysis patients are less likely than other Australians to receive a transplant — remote patients have a tenth of the chance, and urban patients a third of a chance, research suggests.
    “I’m shocked by those figures. A ten-fold gap is entirely unacceptable,” AMA president Dr Michael Gannon said.

    What’s hee-larious about this is that the AMA is saying that the doctors doing the deciding and transplanting are the racists! That’s really what the AMA guy said! Always a hoot when the SJWs form a circular firing squad.

    Honestly, you’d think the AMA would be spinning the opposite line in defence of their members, but nope! Lefty PC diktats are so severe that even the most self-serving, self-centred pressure groups such as the AMA will throw their own members under the bus before breaking these diktats. Astonishing.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Whitlam & Howard are the two great wreckers of modern Australia.

    I’d substitute Fraser for Howard – given an overwhelming mandate to dismantle the great champagne socialist experiment of Gough Whitlam, and far too afraid of what the left wing of his own party would say about him, to exercise that mandate.

  227. notafan

    Interesting

    This came up in my twitter feed as
    ‘Black and racist security agents strike a Maghreb’ (north African Arab)

    From the article in the Parisian I found when I searched for a story to go with the video

    A man suspected of robbery stabbed himself at the O’Parinor Mall on Tuesday before attempting to wound a security guard.

    The blood stains at the foot of a ready-to-wear sports store, testify to the violence of the scene. At around 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon at the O’Parinor Mall in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a man suspected of stealing stabbed himself and tried to wound a security guard. .

    No love lost between sub Saharan Africans and Moroccans/Algerians/Tunisians in France

    Lies about the circumstances of the incident from the usual suspects

    In the north west around Saint Denis

    Something for us to look forward to with the right migrant mix?

    Des agents de sécurité black et racistes frappent un maghrébi

    article in Le Parisien

  228. Token

    The names in this case read like they were created for a satirical comic:

    Eric Clanton, a professor of philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking at Diablo Valley College, was arrested in May for using a bike lock to beat three people senseless during a free speech rally at Berkeley in April this year.

    Lucky for the un-evolved thug he is a member of the right team, so we can expect a tap on the wrist by the judiciary.

  229. notafan

    Lucky for the un-evolved thug he is a member of the right team, so we can expect a tap on the wrist by the judiciary.

    I’m not convinced that that will happen

    If he is convicted of what are very serious assaults, at least one of which was caught on video I can’t see how he would not get a custodial sentence

    the issue will be was it actually him?

    Shall keep an eye peeled

  230. Mother Lode

    I’m not sure how much TheirABC radio siphon off the annual $1.3 billion budget, but ‘free’ is fake news.

    When the government taxes us to pay for the ABC we are supposed to see that as ‘free’.

    When the government tax us less, they are ‘giving’ us money.

    It works only if you think the government has a claim to all the wealth in the nation and anything we call our own is given to us from government.

  231. H B Bear

    Grassby and Vanstone?

    All these decisions went through Cabinet – against Dept of Immigration advice. We already know about Whitlam and Fraser’s Lebs thanks to the 30 year rule. The proles will find out about Howard’s cabinet in about 20 years time.

  232. C.L.

    “I have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, the moment he shot the gun he feared for his life, and he used force because he thought he was gonna be killed. But he won’t answer my questions … I can’t talk to her because she’s gone, and the other cop just gave us (expletive). So guess what, I’ve gotta figure out angles of the shot, gun residues, reckless use of force experts …”

    “But if you look at this, here’s a nice lady who hears something bad outside, she calls the cops, they don’t come, she calls again, they drive up in her alley, and she comes out in her jemmies and she’s killed by a cop. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Can I prove that the cop shot her? I could have done that the first day.”

    The Ruszczyk family should go to Don Corleone for justice.

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