Wednesday Forum: December 20, 2017

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  1. Baldrick

    Q: When is a Muslim not a terrorist?

    A: When he deliberately targets killing civilians because of perceived injustices to Islam worshippers.

  2. struth

    Mentally ill Pakistani descent Muslim terrorist.
    Is there a terrorist who isn’t mentally ill?

    The scary part is just how politicised the cops are.
    And just how much they are making statements and offering their opinions.

    If we don’t get a Trump soon, we’re f….ked.

    We need a massive readjustment right now.
    There is no time to wait for a slow process of percentage voting drift toward the Australian conservatives over the next ten years.

    The amount of immigration we are being swamped with compared to our low population and the wilful desire to bring in as much terrorism as possible to divide and conquer us and use as an excuse to ratchet up their physical control over us by police, the denying of what is as plain as the nose on your face at the expense of our lives and we should be able to see that we are the Germany of the Pacific.
    And some Australians, ignorant to the excessive corruption and traitorous, murderous behaviour of our political class, still shake their heads at Europe!

  3. Nine days is a long time in ghoul pools , especially when the ghoulie has pancreatic cancer. We’ll see. Nail biting until the ball falls in Time Square.
    AND we’re using New York time too.

    WTF is this? Deadpool? Seriously, you blokes.

  4. johanna

    Turns out we were not the only abstainers re Jerusalem:

    Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and others have defied the broad consensus of other European Union members by abstaining on a United Nations General Assembly vote to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    The move is not the first time the Czech, Polish, and Hungarian governments have not been lockstep with other members of the political bloc on the Jerusalem issue.

    The three nations were also joined by Croatia, Romania, and Latvia.

    Looks like the EU’s institutionalised anti-Semitism is falling apart.

  5. A Lurker

    Breaking: Victoria’s Acting Police Commissioner tells @SkyNewsAust the alleged Flinders Street attacker ‘attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of muslims’ but has no known links to any extremist group.

    Christians have been on and off mistreated for close on two thousand years. Their persecution has ranged from having their faith outlawed, being crucified, thrown to the lions, shot, disappeared at night, blown up, set on fire, had their heads lopped off, thrown into gaol and/or re-education camps and had other creative forms of torture and death visited upon them.

    Where are the Christian terrorist cells?
    Where are the Christian suicide bombers?
    Where are the Christian ‘lone-wolves’?

    You can’t find them because they don’t exist.
    If you want to find Christians, then go to your local church, because they are there praying for peace to come to the world. Real peace that is, not the Islamic type of peace that means submission or death.

  6. calli

    Any other Cats curious about Cecil B de Mo and his bag of knives? Who just happened to be on the spot, filming.

    Possibly a Mo-down and sliceydicey that went pear shaped because off duty copper immediately on the scene and an angry crowd plus broad daylight.

  7. And some Australians, ignorant to the excessive corruption and traitorous, murderous behaviour of our political class, still shake their heads at Europe!

    Were not nearly as bad as Europe.

    Our metastising cancer is only the size of a football. Europe’s is the size of a watermelon.

  8. johanna

    Oh, and Canada abstained as well. Their boy-band Premier doesn’t want to poke Trump either.

  9. OneWorldGovernment

    A Lurker
    #2590950, posted on December 22, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Breaking: Victoria’s Acting Police Commissioner tells @SkyNewsAust the alleged Flinders Street attacker ‘attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of muslims’ but has no known links to any extremist group.

    Shoot any ‘imam’ that calls for death and burn the moskey thingy.

    Absolute and utter filth the lot of them.

  10. Rae

    I thought about using Auslan to send a comment of appreciation for those persons who commented in support of the signing lady at the Melbourne police press conference. I changed my mind, my privilege, mainly because only one person did so and also because I don’t do Auslan.

    Sorry, no sub-titles, as I didn’t actually say anything. Besides, this is not an airport lounge.

  11. John Comnenus

    We are lucky the driver wasn’t a terrorist given the drivers issues re the alleged mis treatment of Muslims (aka not giving them everything they want and straight away).

  12. Tom

    Wow! I’d thought Australia was the world capital of rackets, but this is a doozie:

    Saipan: The Island Where Chinese Mothers Deliver American Babies

    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands—This U.S. territory in the western Pacific is known for its epic World War II battle, white-sand beaches and the enduring culture of its indigenous Chamorro people.

    But for a certain class of Chinese parents, Saipan has become known as the latest hot spot for birth tourism, a place where women can give birth to babies who will automatically acquire U.S. citizenship.

    The Northern Marianas, an island chain that includes Saipan, is the only U.S. soil that Chinese can visit without a visa, after a change in immigration policy in 2009 allowed Chinese and Russian tourists visa-free entry for up to 45 days.

    “It’s just like if God opened a window for you,” said a Chinese father who works as a translator here after coming a few years ago to ensure his child would be born American.

    The Northern Marianas pressed for the visa waiver to support an economy reliant on tourism, notably to Saipan’s casinos and gambling parlors. The number of Chinese visitors has risen substantially since 2009 and now represents 36% of tourists to the island, which is four to five hours’ flight from Shanghai and Guangzhou. Tourism accounts for 72% of Saipan’s economy.

    The number of American babies born here to Chinese women who entered as tourists also climbed—to 472 last year from eight in 2009—according to the Northern Marianas government. Last year, for the first time, more Chinese tourists gave birth here than Americans.

    “As long as you have birthright citizenship, it’s true this is something that can be exploited,” said Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. “This is the first I’ve heard of Saipan,” she said. “That’s actually quite clever.”

    U.S. authorities don’t have a tally of how many people come to the U.S. each year to gain birthright citizenship. An association of Chinese birth-tour operators estimated that 10,000 Chinese birth tourists came to the U.S. in 2012.

    Chinese travel businesses offer competing packages to help Chinese mothers reach U.S. soil and provide them with lodging, hospital care and domestic help.

    There is nothing illegal about birth tourism, provided the visitor has the funds to pay for required medical procedures and doesn’t intend to overstay, said Jaime Ruiz, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    In 2015, when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided nearly 40 locations tied to birth-tourism operations in Southern California, the search warrants cited suspected visa fraud, tax evasion and harboring illegal immigrants, among other charges. The related cases are ongoing, ICE said.

    The translator in Saipan said immigration enforcement on the U.S. mainland had led more Chinese parents to consider Saipan. While birth-tourism packages to Los Angeles included guidance on how to qualify for a tourist visa, Chinese travelers to Saipan needn’t clear that hurdle.

  13. Ubique

    The politicians, ABC and Fairfax journalists, and the cops are only fooling themselves. If it looks like terrorism, smells like terrorism and acts like terrorism, the average Aussie well knows it is terrorism. We did not come down in the last shower (Croweaters excepting).

  14. min

    Seems that the perp is saying he had voices in his head. Anyone out there that does not have a voice in their head.? One of the techniques I used in therapy sessions to teach how to argue with the critical voice that often was just like mum, was to stand behind and use the same language. Eg stuffed up again ,you’re hopeless , etc and get them to argue back.
    Or Have another chocolate it won’t hurt ( every dieter will know that voice)
    Anyway depends what the voice is telling you eg you are Napoleon .
    However a certain ideology would not be telling you things like love your neighbour , turn the other cheek etc.

  15. Peter Castieau

    Wasn’t their ABC peedo (Jon Stephens) appearing in court in Canberra yesterday?

    Anyone know what happened?

  16. Andreas

    Breaking: Victoria’s Acting Police Commissioner tells @SkyNewsAust the alleged Flinders Street attacker ‘attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of muslims’ but has no known links to any extremist group.

    So 100% terrorism then.

    Everyone can see through your lies f*ckwits.

    Oh and mUnty “it’s an intricate case” proven wrong in 2 seconds. Again.

  17. Boambee John

    twostix at 1217

    In the hierarchy of men the puffy faced estrogen laden “males” of the insect establishment classes are at the bottom,

    You shoukd stop looking at that photo of m0nty on the golf course!

  18. johanna

    Any Apple fanbois out there? It turns out that Apple is slowing down three year old smartphones allegedly because they are worried about battery degradation which might cause the phone to shut down.

    Yeah, right.

    I just retired a more than 15 year old computer that had a lithium battery. Yes, its performance degraded over the years, but no, it never caused the computer to shut down unexpectedly.

    In fact, it started to go downhill fast after MicroSatan withdrew support for Vista. No doubt a few landmines were planted there.

    Pull the other one, it plays Jingle Bells.

    Apple are sabotaging their own overpriced products, which are ancient at age three, so that suckers buy a new one. You have to wonder how long this bubble can last.

  19. cynical1

    Were not nearly as bad as Europe.

    Our metastising cancer is only the size of a football. Europe’s is the size of a watermelon.

    Only thanks to the oceans, not our treasonous filth in Canberra.

  20. Rockdoctor

    From a couple of friends as I have long refrained from posting there. News.com is deleting innocuous posts about Melbourne Terror Attack. Even Bolt as well, one of the comments mentioned to me was about using our citizenship cancellation laws against people like these if they are dual citizens. Apparently deemed too dangerous to post on both Bolt & News.com…

  21. rickw

    Luckily he’s not a sane terrorist or it could be much worse. What a relief!

    Clearly not sane, mowing down proles in a Suzuki Vitara?

    Notice how quickly he flopped into victim mode when dragged from the car?

    Fucking gutless animals.

  22. Shelley

    Absolutely Calli. Just hanging around with three (?) knives on his person. An average happening these days.

  23. Shelley

    Not that the authorities would ever tell Joe Public if that was the case.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    Christians have been on and off mistreated for close on two thousand years.

    I’ve just now been reading the latest of Raymond Ibrahim’s series over at FrontPage Mag:

    “WE ARE GOING TO BURN YOU ALIVE!”
    Just another month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

    Tell me again please, VicPol, all about the injustices suffered by muslims.

  25. stackja

    Peter Castieau
    #2590962, posted on December 22, 2017 at 8:38 am
    Wasn’t their ABC peedo (Jon Stephens) appearing in court in Canberra yesterday?

    Anyone know what happened?

    Secrecy abounds it seems.

  26. Geriatric Mayfly

    In just the past few days the Vic pōlice have discovered ‘ooman rights. So I hope things down at the West Melb. lock-up are up to scratch. Ablution facilities, tick. Prayer room, tick. Direction of Mecca, tick. Halal food, tick. Room large enough to accommodate the visiting rellos, tick. Legal aid on speed dial, tick. Saucy pictures of goats permitted, tick. Coppers beware, the UN might come calling.

  27. struth

    Were not nearly as bad as Europe.

    Our metastising cancer is only the size of a football. Europe’s is the size of a watermelon.

    Really?

    Try and find a blonde head in Sydney these days.
    Actually Melbourne as well.
    Very rare.
    Most of the lower classes in Sydney have a Leb inspired accent.
    Harsh and aggressive, and dismissive.
    You have to look because we are spread out, but where we are not, it is just as bad here.
    Due to percentage of population, and the now changed demographic of major population centres, we have just as much of a problem and our police are now security forces for Muslims and damage control apologists.
    Germany alone has near 90 million people.
    They’ve got one million mussies, basically.

    Australia has around a quarter of Germany’s population.
    These are figures without taking into account “refugees”.
    And these are official, so the real figures will be much higher!
    In 2015-16, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 182,165 persons, 3.0% (5,300) more than in 2014-15.

    At 30 June 2016, 28.5% of Australia’s estimated resident population (6.9 million people) was born overseas.

    In terms of Australia’s population growth, for the top 50 countries of birth (excluding Australia) at 30 June 2016, persons born in Nepal had the highest rate of increase between 2006 and 2016 with an average annual growth rate of 27.8%. However, this growth began from a small base of 4,400 persons at 30 June 2006. The second fastest increase over this period was in the number of persons born in Pakistan (13.2% per year on average),

    As you can imagine, trying to get the Australian bureau of lies and statistics to give us straight immigration and not Net of actual immigration and refugee take of Mussies in particular I’ll leave to someone else, as I don’t think I have enough years left to take that on.

    From Bondi to yesterday’s terrorist attack, and the problems that you are not hearing about (Australia does corruption better than any other country on earth), for our relatively small population, I reckon that’s a big call you are making there.

  28. notafan

    Don’t these idiots realise that not having any ‘known links to terrorist groups’ is even a worst look for Muslims?

    Random Muslims mowing down pedestrians because of perceived grievances mean’s all ‘mentally ill drug addict’ Muslim should be locked up for the protection of the public at large, is that what you’re saying Danny Boy?

  29. Nick

    A Muslim mows down pedestrians. Greens politician tweets about not giving into ‘fear’.
    A hot day during summer, random bushfire, Green politician stokes fear of an imminent global warming led demise.

  30. A man.
    The driver.
    A 32 yer old Melbourne man.
    An Australian citizen.
    Of Afghan descent.
    The accused.

    Sure, sure, sure, BUT WHAT’S HIS NAME?
    (Caps is boomer talk for shouting)

  31. Nick

    The ‘Aussie’ car driver who isn’t a terrorist provides yet more questions that probably only Bolta will ask. For example, how did we allow a mentally unstable Afghani drug addict to become a citizen.
    Given the high Asian, Italian and Greek populations in Melbourne, how come none of them have behaved in this manner in living memory?

  32. Boambee John

    struth
    #2590947, posted on December 22, 2017 at 8:19 am
    “Mentally ill Pakistani descent Muslim terrorist.
    Is there a terrorist who isn’t mentally ill?

    The scary part is just how politicised the cops are.
    And just how much they are making statements and offering their opinions.

    If we don’t get a Trump soon, we’re f….ked.

    We need a massive readjustment right now.”

    Can’t find the reference right now, but I recall reading a book on the U-Boat campaign in the North Atlantic a while ago.

    Rodger Winn, head of the Submarine Tracking Room was asked in late 1942/early 1943 for an assessment of the situation. He concluded that the U-Boat campaign would collapse, and the collapse when it came would be very swift.

    The collapse occurred in May 1943, with the loss of over 40 boats in the month. Doentiz withdrew the U-Boats from the North Atlantic trade routes. Snorkels had some effect later in the war, but the U-Boats never again threatened to cut the trade routes.

    When the PC “narrative” collapses, the end will be swift.

  33. notafan

    Saaed Noori
    Was on the news last night.

    I found Polish and Portuguese language articles copies I think of a paywalled Herald Sun article

  34. C.L.

    It’s good news for Graham Ashton if he ever runs over some folks.

    “The man, known to police, is thought to have had mental health issues.”

  35. notafan

    Dreams voices

    Is anyone failing for the voices made me do it when he admits his actions are the result of disgruntlement about the treatment of Muslims.

    What’s the bet he’s fired up about manus?

  36. Rabz

    So, yet more Mosquebourne madness, eh peoples? Talk about the perils of jaywalking.

    What an irredeemable cesspit – and hot on the heels of those wacky japesters of colour going all riotee in Werribeeee.

    Good thing you’re got Dunderhead Dan and Fatty Ashton* and your beloved Keystones to give you all a lecture about your tewwible waaaaacist deplorableness.

    *Yes, I know, “stress leave”. Perhaps they should resurrect that titan of law enforcement Chistine “I’m gonna eat youse all” Nixon.

  37. JC

    C.L.
    #2590993, posted on December 22, 2017 at 9:19 am

    It’s good news for Graham Ashton if he ever runs over some folks.

    “The man, known to police, is thought to have had mental health issues.”

    Lucky Tubby Ashton is on extended sick leave for exhaustion. Yesterday’s events could have sent him over the edge.

  38. min

    No comments yet re him hearing voices yet . Wonder if he has been a dancing boy.

  39. Mater

    Don’t these idiots realise that not having any ‘known links to terrorist groups’ is even a worst look for Muslims?

    Agreed. Duncan Lewis’ statement seems to indicate that Australian culture causes followers of Islam to do unsociable things.

    Islamic State-inspired jihadis who arrive in Australia as refugees and commit acts of terror in their new home are more the product of Australian culture than their home country’s, ASIO boss Duncan Lewis said last night.

    Perhaps the two are not compatible.

  40. lotocoti

    I’m a little surprised the wallopers were quick to undermine the de rigueur nothing to do with religion bullshit.

  41. Motelier

    Victoria and Melbourne.

    Once a great state and livable city.

    What could possibly have gone wrong?

  42. Rabz

    See church banner at Blair’s Update.

    Steyn got the banner wrong. It actually reads “Let’s fully welcome refugees”.

    Yeah, let’s fully welcome refugees – to run us over when crossing the street, or to blow our brains out when buying a coffee, or shoot us when walking home from the office, etc, etc, etc.

    This is sickening and it has to stop, as does the excuses. Time to start solving this problem. Quite frankly, I’ve had enough. This country is now an unrecognisable shit heap, stuffed to the gills with deadshits.

  43. NTDWI. This time, it might be a bridge too far.

    This act of bastardry has lifted my level of crossness to previously unknown levels.

    The same will apply to a multitude. I pray this is a turning point.

  44. Rockdoctor

    Just perusing the Styx Basin Coal project. There’s a few of them along the coast mainly forearc basins similar to Indonesian coals. One near Byfield south of Shoalwater Bay and a couple between Mackay & Prossy one I know is at Calen. Initial thoughts was some of them despite the existence of infrastructure will never get off the ground due to being close to green rabble (Byfield & Prossy) or in good sugar cane areas (Calen).

    This one has a definite chance, Ogmore has had coal mines before, the coal is ok obviously more for export to Chinese power stations, the area is dry land tropics (Shoalwater Bay training area is a bit of a rain shadow for) and no need for expensive rail lines. The only impediments I can see is green rabble from elsewhere agitating the area, those whose farms don’t have any viable resource under them but can’t see the opportunity of setting up a business to service the mine like earthworks or something & agitating and finally at some stage the Bruce Hwy is going to have to be moved outside range of possible fumes from blasting activities.

    Be interesting to see if it gets off the ground.

  45. Boambee John

    m0nty

    How do you rate the following in comparison to pissgate?

    In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
    The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities. … But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way …

    One Obama-era Treasury official, Katherine Bauer, in little-noticed written testimony presented last February to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, acknowledged that “under the Obama administration … these [Hezbollah-related] investigations were tamped down for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”

    From Politico

  46. johanna

    Just got a call on my mobile from an Indian accented chap who said that he was from NBN, and was confirming the appointment to meet me. No such appointment exists.

    I asked him who he thought he was talking to, and he gave me my address.

    I have a Telstra mobile which I pay for via a $30 voucher once a month. The number is not listed anywhere.

    How the hell did this guy (whoever he is) get my number and address?

    I will be following this up with NBN and Telstra, but my hopes are not high. Anyone who imagines that personal privacy exists today is having themselves on.

  47. Rabz

    I thought about using Auslan to send a comment of appreciation for those persons who commented in support of the signing lady at the Melbourne police press conference

    Really sums this country doesn’t it? A disgusting creepy weirdo chastising people commenting on a political blog about the insulting absurdity of a press conference, held by keystone cops to lie to the people about the reasons for the latest moozley massacre of civilians going about their business, being derailed by a virtue signalling imbecile looking like they’re experiencing the joys of a grand mal seizure – and all while the taxpayer funded propaganda monster blames the pedestrians for being run down.

    Beyond parody.

    What a start to the holidays.

  48. entropy

    Any Apple fanbois out there? It turns out that Apple is slowing down three year old smartphones allegedly because they are worried about battery degradation which might cause the phone to shut down.

    Yeah, right

    Johanna, the algorithm is only triggered if the battery is already degraded to a certain point and the software detects a rapid spike in battery drain. If the battery is replaced, it doesn’t happen anymore.

    My wife’s iPhone 6 had slowed down on more intensive tasks, battery life sucked and so we replaced the battery at one of those shopping centre booths. It is now like a new machine and will be handed down to little Miss Entropy, who apparently is looked at weirdly as all her friends have a phone, she doesn’t and it’s embarrassing. Apparently. I guess she isn’t that little anymore.😫

    Most degraded batteries are, like Mrs Entropy’s phone, well outside the two year warranty. I would rather have performance management than a sudden shutdown because the battery had a rapid spike in consumption it can no longer cope with and shuts the whole phone down to prevent further battery damage. The phone needs to keep working as long as possible.

    I guess what Apple should have done was have a simple pop up telling you what and why it is doing when it reduces the processor speed due to power spiking on a dying battery.There is no conspiracy here, just a failure to communicate.

    BTW, the news article, IMHO, was deliberately unclear as to what was going on to trigger outrage and clicks. Who would have thoughta ‘journalist’ would do that?

  49. egg_

    I’m calling bullshit. Subtitles would be more timely and correct than signing.

    The software to instantly translate your voice over the phone into multiple languages has existed for over a decade – presumably, instant voice to text is even easier.

  50. H B Bear

    Victoria and Melbourne.
    Once a great state and livable city.
    What could possibly have gone wrong?

    Democracy – good and hard.

  51. struth

    What about refugees resettled in Australia through its humanitarian program?
    In the humanitarian program – the program through which refugees are resettled in Australia – there is a greater proportion of migrants from majority Muslim countries.

    In 2014-15, of the total of 13,756 humanitarian migrants:

    2,335 were from Iraq
    2,232 were from Syria
    1,813 were from Afghanistan and
    331 were from Iran.
    These majority Muslim countries made up 48.8% of the humanitarian intake.

    The reffo intake is seven percent of the overall migration intake.
    Pakistan not mentioned.
    We didn’t have one Muslim reffo from Pakistan, if you believe the “conversation” here.
    This was from an Anti Hanson article, so even with these liars you can start building a picture.
    Other Muslims from non reffo countries not mentioned.

    Islam in Australia is a minority religious affiliation. According to the 2016 Australian Census, the combined number of people who self-identified as Muslim in Australia, from all forms of Islam, constituted 604,200 people, or 2.6% of the total Australian population,[1] an increase of over 15% of its previous population share of 2.2% reported in the previous census 5 years earlier. Of that earlier 2.2% figure,[2] “some estimate more than half are non-practicing”[3] cultural Muslims stemming from all the varying denominations and sects of Islam present in Australia.

    That total Muslim population made Islam, in all its denominations and sects, the second largest religious grouping in Australia, after all denominations and sects of Christianity (61.1%, also including practicing and non-practicing cultural Christians).

    Germany has about five percent of it’s population Muslim nowadays, and ten percent of all births are muslim.
    About two percent are citizens of Germany.

    Our official figures are over two percent.
    That’s the percentage they get to before they start causing trouble.

    And should we really be comparing ourselves to the failure of Germany as reason not to worry here?

    Islam

  52. Rabz

    That’s the percentage they get to before they start causing trouble.

    They’ve been “causing trouble” in this country for decades. Over a century if you include that regrettable incident at Broken Hill.

  53. Leo G

    More on the claims by Politico journalists that the Obama administration created roadblocks, delaying and rejecting requests for approval for some law enforcement investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions against Hezbollah in relation to its drug trafficking in the US.

    Sasse calls on Trump administration to probe Obama actions related to Hezbollah
    By CRISTIANO LIMA of POLITICO 21 December 2017 11:49 AM EST
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Thursday called for U.S. officials to investigate whether the previous administration derailed a law enforcement campaign against drug trafficking by the terrorist group Hezbollah as former President Barack Obama sought to secure a nuclear agreement with Iran.

  54. struth

    Of that earlier 2.2% figure,[2] “some estimate more than half are non-practicing”[

    Look out for shit like this, when they are forced to report what they don’t want to.

  55. Rabz

    m0nty

    How do you rate the following in comparison to pissgate?

    I give it a rating of one and half distraction squirrels.

  56. Rabz

    “one and a half”, FFS.

  57. Baldrick

    It’s good news for Graham Ashton if he ever runs over some folks.
    “The man, known to police, is thought to have had mental health issues.”

    Ashton’s Circus seems to be setting a precedence with the second Mo-Down person with links to Islam being labelled ‘mentally ill’, nothing to do with Islam, move along.

  58. johanna

    Johanna, the algorithm is only triggered if the battery is already degraded to a certain point and the software detects a rapid spike in battery drain. If the battery is replaced, it doesn’t happen anymore.

    Let’s get this straight.

    The most expensive mobile on the planet has a battery which lasts less than three years, while my sturdy NEC computer’s battery was still working at about 50% after more than 15 years of hard use. Note, that battery was developed and installed more than 15 years ago.

    Hmmm …

  59. Nick

    The Left:

    Rob Stary @robbulldog
    Why would VicPol’s Shane Patton describe the CBD horror crash driver as being mentally unfit to be interviewed by police and then recite utterances in which he said “this is a payback for the poorly treated Muslims”.
    It’s irresponsible and divisive.
    Why say anything at all.

  60. struth

    They’ve been “causing trouble” in this country for decades. Over a century if you include that regrettable incident at Broken Hill.

    agreed.

  61. struth

    It’s irresponsible and divisive

    There you have it.
    Apparently the act of mowing down people isn’t.

  62. JC

    Johanna’s almost daily cry for help with technology is one of the most frequent requests you hear from females.

    “Can you fix my computer”

  63. Rabz

    Apparently the act of mowing down people isn’t.

    Indeed, it’s just all in a day’s work for a mentally ill drug addict of no religious affiliation driven batshit crazy by existing in Mosquebourne.

  64. JC

    Let’s get this straight.

    The most expensive mobile on the planet has a battery which lasts less than three years, while my sturdy NEC computer’s battery was still working at about 50% after more than 15 years of hard use. Note, that battery was developed and installed more than 15 years ago.

    Yes, because a mobile these days is in some ways more advanced than desktops and portable computers. In fact they are way more advanced seeing how much is packed into them. They also use a lot of energy, so be thankful you get what you do out of them.

    If you have some way for advancing battery life, every tech company in the world would like to hear from you. You’d become an instant multi-billionaire…. possibly the richest person in the world.

  65. JC

    The wacist iPhone X .
    They all look the same.

    Apple accused of racism after Face ID fails to distinguish between Chinese iPhone X users

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Try and find a blonde head in Sydney these days.

    Or in Finland. (via BCF today)

    These people are hilariously predictable.

  67. Des Deskperson

    I’m off to the NSW South Coast today – land of feral bogans, unreliable tradies, old hippies up in the hills – you should see the new age crap on sale at the Moruya markets – little exclusive enclaves of geriatric ex scientists, academics and mandarins and pasty APS lower-middle managers being pushed about by their families.

    So I probably won’t be posting for a bit. I’ll sign off with the standard formula from every APS agency head’s Christmas message to the staff- I assume it is set out in some sort of service-wide directive:

    ‘Have a safe and happy festive season’.

  68. We need a massive readjustment right now.
    There is no time to wait for a slow process of percentage voting drift toward the Australian conservatives over the next ten years.

    Fair enough Struth. So what are you proposing we do about it?

  69. Nick

    ‘Have a safe and happy festive season

    Perhaps they mean not causing division and provoking the mentally unstable by crossing a road…..

  70. struth

    If you have some way for advancing battery life, every tech company in the world would like to hear from you. You’d become an instant multi-billionaire…. possibly the richest person in the world.

    Elon Musk knows.
    He can power all of SA with a battery out of your run of the mill Ford Falcon (as long as it’s deep cycle).

  71. cohenite

    The simple fact is as the number of muslims increases every measure of social strife from terrorism to no-go zones to the introduction of muslim values also increases.

  72. Mater

    Try and find a blonde head in Sydney these days.

    Or in Finland. (via BCF today)

    You’re not the only ones looking for one of those!

    Two armed teens charged over plot ‘to behead an innocent person in an ISIS-inspired Sydney terror attack’ – and one of them is the son of a convicted terrorist

  73. struth

    Fair enough Struth. So what are you proposing we do about it?

    Migrate.
    Buy a big yacht and f…ck off.

  74. The most expensive mobile on the planet has a battery which lasts less than three years, while my sturdy NEC computer’s battery was still working at about 50% after more than 15 years of hard use. Note, that battery was developed and installed more than 15 years ago.

    Johanna, the life span of modern batteries is measured more in discharge-recharge cycles, than calendar years. I suspect your laptop spends a goodly amount of its time plugged into the A/C supply, and not running off the battery at all. Conversely, your mobile is in a more or less constant state of discharge or recharge, and so won’t live anywhere near as long.

  75. So what are you proposing we do about it?

    Apart from the Donald aberration, there is not much you can.
    With the voting system, as it is here, new political parties will remain small.
    The Getup model has been effective for the left. Maybe the conservative side should have a similar sleazy support group.

    Trumble remains our best hope. If he continues to alienate conservatives at the current rate, a conservative party re-birth is inevitable. The downside is that the process will take a decade before the right is ascendant (best case). Worst case is civil war. Probable case is Venezstraya.

  76. Migrate.
    Buy a big yacht and f…ck off.

    Fair enough.
    So, no “massive” readjustment then.
    Not even a “minuscule” one.

  77. entropy

    Don’t mansplain battery facts, MV. Do the right thing an let Johanna emote.

  78. Tom

    How many more of these miscarriages of justice have feminazis caused in the past decade?:

    Mark Denny of Brooklyn was freed from prison Wednesday, after serving 30 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

    Denny, 46, had been convicted of rape and robbery at a Burger King in 1987, but the only piece of admissible evidence against him was the eyewitness account of the worker who was attacked, according to NBC News.

    Two men wearing ski masks surprised a male and female worker who were locking up around 2 a.m. The men forced the male employee into the stock room and proceeded to rape the woman, with at least one other man joining in on the assault, NBC News reports.

    Denny was later arrested in his cousin Raphael James’ car after James had robbed several Burger Kings with two friends. James’ friends ended up taking plea deals; while Denny was tried and convicted alongside his cousin.

    Denny never admitted guilt and had an alibi for when the crime was committed. The victim originally stated only three men attacked her, but later left open the possibility for a fourth perpetrator after Denny was arrested, according to NBC News.

    The Innocence Project took on Denny’s case and brought it to the attention of the Kings County District Attorney’s conviction review unit. They later found Denny to be innocent and asked a judge to vacate his conviction.

    “The crime was horrible and she did suffer tremendously,” Denny told NBC. “I wish I could have been the hero that day that she needed, but unfortunately, I wasn’t there.”

  79. Nick

    I wonder what our latest mow down Mussie’s contribution to Australia has been since he arrived? I’m putting money down on achieving a a bachelor of Centrelink since arrival.

  80. egg_

    If you have some way for advancing battery life, every tech company in the world would like to hear from you. You’d become an instant multi-billionaire…. possibly the richest person in the world.

    Planned obsolescence is also a factor.
    Anecdotally, know of a ‘Solar’ brand UPS’s battery recently failing after c. 13 years of constant use.

  81. Mater

    Hahahaaaa!

    Woman who married her lesbian lover overseas last year is ‘ordered to pay back $6,600 to Centrelink after it retroactively acknowleded her same-sex marriage and cut her benefits’

  82. struth

    Fair enough.
    So, no “massive” readjustment then.
    Not even a “minuscule” one.

    That would be massive for me!

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Those who voted with Israel and the US are: Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo. Put them on your list of places to visit.

    How shameful that Australia abstained. I guess the powers that be were worried about pedestrian crossings if we voted yes.

  84. egg_

    Planned obsolescence

    Not an expert, but I suspect that the quality of components viz level of contaminants, particularly in the anode/cathode, is what ultimately leads to a ‘dead cell’.

  85. egg_

    a ‘Solar’ brand UPS’s battery recently failing after c. 13 years of constant use.

    Likely spent its life on ‘float’ charge (SLA battery IIRC).
    I’d wager that the quality of the lead electrodes was paramount and it only eventually suffered from gradual sulphating of the electrodes over time.

  86. Andreas

    It is amazing how often these complex cases involving intricate forensic evidence and extensive investigation by experienced professionals can be instantly solved by bilious dudes sitting on their arses in front of computer screens in the dark.

    Any updates on the “intricate and complex” investigation mOnst? Have they discovered any motive yet?

  87. Mater

    What a boom for Centrelink. Just ask all the SSM newlyweds how long they have been living together. Any more than 12 months, ping them as de facto…just like heterosexual couples.

  88. entropy

    A phone battery is discharged and cycled every day. It won’t last as long as, say a car battery, which itself doesn’t last that long.
    From what I understand, most phones are replaced every two years the days anyway, long before the battery becomes a real problem.

    As for planned obsolescence, this would apply less in the Apple case than other phone brands. You still get software updates for a 5S. At least you get regular software updates, whereas the majority of other phone manufacturers leave you with what you bought the phone with (I believe Google Pixel is the equivalent to Apple in this area, followed by Samsung, the others are hall it and miss).

  89. Token

    How shameful that Australia abstained. I guess the powers that be were worried about pedestrian crossings if we voted yes.

    Big Diversity Bollard and associated industries are critical to stimulating the economy.

    Broken window repair is critical to our future growth. A big part of the immigrant economic dividend.

  90. Breaking: Victoria’s Acting Police Commissioner tells @SkyNewsAust the alleged Flinders Street attacker ‘attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of muslims’ but has no known links to any extremist group.

    The whole modus operandi of groups like IS is to inspire acts of terrorism by people that have no known links to groups like IS, and the entire point of requiring a link to such groups is to hide the fact that terrorism is in fact occurring in our jurisdiction. Bernardi and AC need to call this obfuscatory classification out.

  91. egg_

    As for planned obsolescence

    More the component quality at manufacture.

  92. H B Bear

    ‘Have a safe and happy festive season

    Have a Mo free Christmas.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m putting money down on achieving a a bachelor of Centrelink since arrival.

    Well said. May I steal that phrase?

  94. What a boom for Centrelink. Just ask all the SSM newlyweds how long they have been living together. Any more than 12 months, ping them as de facto…just like heterosexual couples.

    Believe it or not, Mater, this is what got the whole SSM thing started in the first place.

  95. johanna

    johanna
    #2591011, posted on December 22, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Just got a call on my mobile from an Indian accented chap who said that he was from NBN, and was confirming the appointment to meet me. No such appointment exists.

    I asked him who he thought he was talking to, and he gave me my address.

    I have a Telstra mobile which I pay for via a $30 voucher once a month. The number is not listed anywhere.

    How the hell did this guy (whoever he is) get my number and address?

    I will be following this up with NBN and Telstra, but my hopes are not high. Anyone who imagines that personal privacy exists today is having themselves on.

    Mystery solved, via the online Telstra chat service.

    Turns out that a doofus in the local Telstra shop put me in for wanting the NBN. I went in there to renegotiate my wireless broadband package. Did well, too, saved money and quadrupled my limit.

    Perhaps they get a commission for every new NBN customer.

  96. Breaking: Victoria’s Acting Police Commissioner tells @SkyNewsAust the alleged Flinders Street attacker ‘attributed his actions to perceived mistreatment of muslims’ but has no known links to any extremist group.

    Now where would he have gotten the idea that Muslim’s are mistreated I wonder? Would it be from the leftist dominated MSM, SJW infested charities and Marxist Uni Profs who have been icing the cake with “Muh waaaaacist!” stories about Manus detainees along with toppings of evil-whitey-Islam-victim agitprop dispensed amongst the populace, lashings of Jizya handouts from the State (the infidels call it “welfare”) and weekly demonstrations by Anti-Fart and the other Socialist scum in Melbournistan just to reinforce what an evil, racist, bunch of Nazis we all are for not being more accepting of a religion that has sworn to wipe da Joooos off the face of the Earth?

    Looks like, once again, the left are responsible for chaos, murder and mayhem.

    Well colour me white and call me a racist.

    It’s not as if history hasn’t shown this to have happened over and over and over again in the past 100 years.

    Holodomor, Holocaust, Cultural Revolution, Killing Fields…

    Doesn’t matter if it’s far-left Socialism or far-right Socialism or SocialIslam (the 21st Century Axis of Evil), the results are always the same.

    We really need a name for the left’s umpteenth attempt to kill as many people as possible, even if they are doing it by proxy this time. The Proxycaust…ShariaMort…Mohomacaust…

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What a boom for Centrelink. Just ask all the SSM newlyweds how long they have been living together. Any more than 12 months, ping them as de facto…just like heterosexual couples.

    I’m waiting for the howls of anguish as SSM marriage couples discover custody agreements, child support and property settlements through the Family Law Court…just like heterosexual couples…

  98. The photos at Mater’s link are unintentionally hilarious.
    All shots of the perps have their faces pixelated out – so why use the photos at all.
    Best of all was the shot of a person trapped in a moving letterbox with the caption “A relative of one of the teenagers…”

    More importantly though, well done to our counter terrorism forces who prevented a gruesome beheading on Sydney streets.
    No Lee Rigby for us that time.
    Looks like cars have become the weapon of choice since 2016.

  99. It is amazing how often these complex cases involving intricate forensic evidence and extensive investigation by experienced professionals

    monty said this in reference to yesterday’s incident, did he? A car plows through a group of pedestrians and monty pretends that this is equivalent to a crime committed in a Morse episode. Insect class indeed.

  100. egg_

    More the component quality at manufacture.

    E.g. the cheap Chinese steel in Oz wind turbine towers will quickly lead to (internal) corrosion.

  101. I’m waiting for the howls of anguish as SSM marriage couples discover custody agreements, child support and property settlements through the Family Law Court…just like heterosexual couples…

    The first SSM divorce that involves a pet dog or cat is going to be a humdinger.

  102. Boambee John

    egg at 0941

    presumably, instant voice to text is even easier.

    Telstra already provides this with its voicemail service.

    The hand wavers are a combination of employment for SJWankers and political virtue signalling.

  103. struth

    The whole modus operandi of groups like IS is to inspire acts of terrorism by people that have no known links to groups like IS,

    and the entire point of requiring a link to such groups is to hide the fact that terrorism is in fact occurring in our jurisdiction. Bernardi and AC need to call this obfuscatory classification out.

    There is a known link.

    HE’S A MUSLIM.

  104. H B Bear

    Now where would he have gotten the idea that Muslim’s are mistreated I wonder?

    Every Friday at the mosque.

  105. egg_

    Telstra already provides this with its voicemail service.

    Optus had it outsourced over a decade ago – perhaps not instantaneous back then but I’m sure it can be now.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The first SSM divorce that involves a pet dog or cat is going to be a humdinger.

    “I know a bloke wot knows a bloke” who was a solicitor, specializing in family law in Queensland, several years ago. He cites a property agreement of two (hetrosexual) schoolteachers, fighting over who got their pet dog, as one of the most bitter he’d ever handled.

  107. Rae

    Turnbull trying to be Prime Ministerial on live tv about the Melbourne incident. No signer for him though. There is no Auslan term for “ah” “ah” “er” “um”.

  108. notafan

    The whole modus operandi of groups like IS is to inspire acts of terrorism by people that have no known links to groups like IS, and the entire point of requiring a link to such groups is to hide the fact that terrorism is in fact occurring in our jurisdiction. Bernardi and AC need to call this obfuscatory classification out.

    Exactly DB

    Only the willfully blind refuse to see that .

    The mentally ill (and having a mental health plan or even taking medication is not indicative of very much these days) generally don’t borrow cars from relatives (who presumably know that they do not hold a license) and drive to possibly the busiest pedestrian crossing at peak hour during the Christmas rush and ram their cars into a crowd of people,

    That requires a significant amount of forethought and motivation.

  109. johanna

    JC
    #2591031, posted on December 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Johanna’s almost daily cry for help with technology is one of the most frequent requests you hear from females.

    “Can you fix my computer”

    JC
    #2591031, posted on December 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Johanna’s almost daily cry for help with technology is one of the most frequent requests you hear from females.

    “Can you fix my computer”

    What a nasty, lying piece of work you are.

    A bit of evidence of these ‘almost daily cries’ might help.

    I wrestled the pig called Vista to the ground and made it work, with no help from anyone, let alone the likes of you. Unlike our Sainted Lizzie, I mastered W10 in much less than a day.

    I’m pretty good at maths and logic. When I ask for help (something that apparently makes some beta males’ balls shrivel to walnuts) it is for practical reasons. And, I’m grateful for the assistance people have given here over the years.

    Go shave your back, you half-Arab misogynist who drools over pictures of women who would never even notice that you were in the room.

  110. stackja

    Oh Apple, you really need to rethink how you do things
    Quietly inserting code into iOS that measurably slows down the performance of older iPhones is a monumentally boneheaded blunder.

    It now turns out that the old yet often-quoted urban legend that Apple inserts code into iOS to slow down older iPhones is true.

    Yes, Apple is slowing down your old iPhone.

    The company admitted yesterday that it started doing it last year when it released iOS 10.2.1 following reports that iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE were shutting down randomly due to cold weather, low battery charge, or battery aging.

    Oh Apple, this is a terrible way to do business. This is like the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons in Control Center that don’t actually turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, only a hundred times worse.

    While I think that adding code to iOS that caters for battery issues is clever, not telling users that this is happening is something that categorically gets the Cupertino giant onto Santa’s naughty list for several reasons:

    It makes owners believe that their iPhones are getting old when it is, in fact, the code that’s slowing them down
    It’s pushing people to replace handsets when all they need is a new battery
    It’s a serious betrayal of the trust that needs to exist between vendors and customers, and stories like this will make people wary of installing updates, which is a bad thing

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    I suspect that the quality of components viz level of contaminants, particularly in the anode/cathode, is what ultimately leads to a ‘dead cell’.

    Even if totally pure the battery will still die of a short. Gravity, temperature gradients and edge-effects on electric field uniformity will eventually cause a dendrite to form and grow across the gap. (Or unevenly corrode the cathode until it fails – same basic issue.)

    Unfortunately there aren’t any practical alternatives to solid metal anode batteries yet, which is the root issue.

  112. Boambee John

    Andreas at 1057

    Any updates on the “intricate and complex” investigation mOnst? Have they discovered any motive yet?

    Other than the police comment about unhappiness at the treatment of Muslims, that is.

  113. Does anybody know offhand if there is any legal requirement for a registered political party to ever actually run candidates in an election?

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Final Rayney bill could hit $13 million
    EXCLUSIVE, Gary Adshead and Tim Clarke, PerthNow
    December 22, 2017 5:30AM

    The final cost of fighting the Lloyd Rayney defamation case will be almost $13 million after details emerged about the huge sums of money owed to lawyers involved in the long-running legal saga.

    It is understood Terrence Tobin, the barrister appointed by the previous government to defend the State, will cost taxpayers $3.3 million and that Mr Rayney’s legal defence will exceed $2 million.

    The figures will be added to the $2.6 million awarded to Mr Rayney in damages for being named the “prime” and “only” suspect by WA Police for the 2007 murder of his wife, Corryn.

    With a further $5 million in other legal fees in the years leading up to the defamation trial, which found in Mr Rayney’s favour this week, the total is close to $13million.

    Attorney-General John Quigley would not discuss the breakdown of costs the State faced but said more could have been done to minimise the payouts.

    “I am disappointed that the exposure to costs wasn’t better managed by the previous government and it has left us in this situation of paying out very, very large legal fees,” Mr Quigley said yesterday.

    “There were mechanisms available to protect the State from this, but they were not properly availed.”

    Somebody from the “West Australian” has calculated how many thousand dollars, per word, uttered by the cops at THAT Press conference, will cost the West Australian taxpayer.

  115. Lysander

    Now where would he have gotten the idea that Muslim’s are mistreated I wonder?

    QandA?

  116. johanna

    JC
    #2591035, posted on December 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Let’s get this straight.

    The most expensive mobile on the planet has a battery which lasts less than three years, while my sturdy NEC computer’s battery was still working at about 50% after more than 15 years of hard use. Note, that battery was developed and installed more than 15 years ago.

    Yes, because a mobile these days is in some ways more advanced than desktops and portable computers. In fact they are way more advanced seeing how much is packed into them. They also use a lot of energy, so be thankful you get what you do out of them.

    Apple fanbois are cucks.

    Slobber, slobber, how grateful we are for our overpriced toys being made obsolete after three years! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I note that you carefully avoid the fact that ye olde workhorse’s battery was still working at about 50% capacity after more than 15 years, and never caused an unexpected shutdown.

    Apple fanbois are masochists with fat wallets and an unbearable need to be see as Kool Kidz.

  117. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2591110, posted on December 22, 2017 at 11:22 am
    Does anybody know offhand if there is any legal requirement for a registered political party to ever actually run candidates in an election?

    None that I am aware of.

  118. Infidel Tiger

    Do you own any cats Johanna?

  119. Infidel Tiger

    Does anybody know offhand if there is any legal requirement for a registered political party to ever actually run candidates in an election?

    GetUp! and the AMA don’t run candidates but they are immediately powerful political parties.

  120. Top Ender

    most phones are replaced every two years

    So far on my Apple 5c, have replaced:

    – the front camera
    – the back microphone
    – the power supply

    All up around $250. Still, it works, and I don’t see any great suite of enormously better features on current phones to warrant a new one.

    Except fashion, for which I care not.

  121. C.L.

    Not a fan of his (to say the least) but it irks me that a woman only named as “Ms V” has accused Jarryd Hayne of rape and this is universally reported – thus destroying his reputation – despite the fact that US police refused to press charges, citing a lack of corroborating evidence.

  122. H B Bear

    Somebody from the “West Australian” has calculated how many thousand dollars, per word, uttered by the cops at THAT Press conference, will cost the West Australian taxpayer.

    Pull it straight off next years Police budget and very publicly.

  123. stackja

    C.L.
    #2591121, posted on December 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

    MSM don’t care about who, just a story. How long attention span?

  124. C.L.

    Marise Payne has announced that Australia’s six Super Hornets are returning home from their WH&S-governed mission in Iraq.

  125. johanna

    Johanna, the life span of modern batteries is measured more in discharge-recharge cycles, than calendar years. I suspect your laptop spends a goodly amount of its time plugged into the A/C supply, and not running off the battery at all. Conversely, your mobile is in a more or less constant state of discharge or recharge, and so won’t live anywhere near as long.

    Fair point, MV. But, even when the old computer was plugged into the mains, the battery ran down, for reasons I know not. The red light would come on to signal that the battery was recharging, even though it hadn’t been unplugged.

    You would think that if anything, lithium batteries have been improved in the last 15 years. Well, the ones they put in Apple Smartphones three years ago don’t inspire confidence.

  126. GetUp! and the AMA don’t run candidates but
    they are immediately powerful political parties.

    I agree about the power, but I don’t think they are actually registered political parties.

  127. entropy

    Johanna, Apple is about the only company that would actually try and introduce a software fix so you can use your old phone for longer. This ‘problem’ is it did not explain why it was doing it. What we have here is a failure to communicate.

    And wilful misrepresentation of what is going on for clicks.

  128. Top Ender

    And I still have the original battery in the iPhone 5c, which must be four-five years old now.

    Have always let it run right down before charging it right up in one go.

    Last for about 10 hours if not used for calls or anything before needing to charge up again. Half that if used a fair bit.

  129. Joe

    The first phone I bought was an Apple iPhone 3G in 2008. I replaced it with an iPhone SE in 2017.
    So much for the lack of longevity in Apple products. Ditto by the way for the iMac I’m using, bought in 2011.

  130. John Constantine

    Harvest not yet cleaned up but all morning in the office.

    Had a number of company issued series of options with drop dead dates in December.

    My payments had gone through for all but the biggest one.

    Aneurysm time when their office number reported it was shut until early January.

    Finally the always connected generation checking emails on holiday worked in my favour and my payment was found electronically deposited, but the form by registered mail wasn’t.

    Nice young thing accepted a photo of the form by phone and all sorted, but December options do need to be done in November, been caught before.

    (A bpay facility would have prevented all hassles, but next time maybe).

    I keep promising myself to retire to vanilla stuff as it gets harder to keep a big juggle of numbers balanced.

    Maybe I do need a voice activated google home assistant.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    The first SSM divorce that involves a pet dog or cat is going to be a humdinger.

    F$cking leave Snoop and I out of this.

  132. Top Ender

    Voller’s $50k payday

    MATT CUNNINGHAM Sky News Correspondent

    THE Northern Territory Government will pay former detainees Dylan Voller and Jake Roper more than $100,000 in compensation for their treatment in youth detention.

    Lawyers for the Government agreed to settle a longrunning civil case earlier this month, with details of the settlement kept confidential. But the NT News can reveal Voller and Roper will each be paid between $50,000 and $60,000 in compensation.

    The former detainees’ lawyer, Peter O’Brien, said he could not comment on the details of the settlement, but said his clients were satisfied with the outcome.

    “It was a very challenging set of proceedings and there’s been a compromise reached,” he said. Mr O’Brien said his legal team was ready to run the case, but his clients had decided they wished to settle. “There was no pressure on them to settle. It was their decision,” he said.

    The case has been running for almost two years, with both the previous CLP administration and the current Labor Government refusing to settle until now.

    Voller and Roper had sued for damages after they were held in the Behavioural Management Unit at the old Don Dale Detention Centre for 17 days. They were then sprayed with tear gas after Roper escaped from his unlocked cell.

    In his original statement of claim, filed in March last year, Voller said he had been falsely imprisoned in the BMU’s isolation cells for longer than the 72 hours allowed under the youth justice act.

    He also claimed he had been assaulted when he was sprayed with the teargas.

    Voller and Roper ran a separate case to four other detainees who were also locked in the BMU and sprayed with tear gas in August 2014.

    Justice Judith Kelly rejected their claim for damages over the tear gassing, saying it was reasonable and necessary in the circumstances. But the four teens were each awarded damages of between $12,000 and $15,000 for their treatment when they were transferred from the old Don Dale to the Darwin adult prison. They have since appealed the decision.

    NT News complete article

  133. johanna

    Infidel Tiger
    #2591117, posted on December 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Do you own any cats Johanna?

    Nope. Sorry to disappoint you. 🙂

  134. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe I do need a voice activated google home assistant.

    Don’t do it John.
    Everyone knows it’s how Skynet wins.

  135. Makka

    Those hundreds of millions the Kenyan flew in suitcases to Iran must have been put to good use by Hezbollah. You can move a lot of drugs for that kind of money.

    Aren’t the left just wonderful people? Putting hundreds of millions of taxpayers hard earned into the hands of drug pushers. Then, these filthy leftist swine will scream the house down when Israel protects itself from rockets sent by the moslem drug runners.

  136. notafan

    Upgrade my phone regularly because apps are ever more sophisticated and with each update take up more memory and the older ones quickly run out of capacity to run them.

    The cameras just get better too.

    PCs are both seven years old and still fit for purpose.

  137. Stimpson J. Cat

    Do you own any cats Johanna?

    Don’t forget to feed Grig before you go on holidays IT.

  138. stackja

    Two koalas wrestle on road
    Mitch Mott and James Law, news.com.au
    December 22, 2017 9:09am
    WE like to think of koalas as cuddly, docile creatures, but it turns out they can throw down when they need to.

    A woman has posted an amazing video to Facebook showing two of the furry marsupials engaged in a pretty nasty wrestling match on a South Australian road.

    The animals grapple and tear at each others’ fur for over a minute, holding up traffic in the town of Stirling, in the Adelaide Hills.

    The woman who took the video, Marguerite Smith, was in her car at 1.30pm on Thursday when she came upon the scene of furry fury on Sturt Valley Rd.

    “I’m on the road for work all the time and see great things,” Ms Smith said.

    “But this was something I’ve never seen and I live in Stirling!”

    The Facebook video has been viewed more than five million times since being posted on Thursday afternoon.

  139. John Constantine

    The whole point of shorten being a founding board member of get up was to cheat the laws around donations to political parties.

    Donations to get up can be used in areas so labor doesn’t have to spend it’s own money.

    Same job done, just dodgy funded through the grey middleman that is get up.

  140. Stimpson J. Cat

    Voller and Roper will each be paid between $50,000 and $60,000 in compensation.

    I would let security guards spit on my spithood for 50 grand.
    What a f$cking lark.

  141. Mark A

    Top Ender
    #2591129, posted on December 22, 2017 at 11:44 am

    And I still have the original battery in the iPhone 5c, which must be four-five years old now.

    Have always let it run right down before charging it right up in one go.

    Last for about 10 hours if not used for calls or anything before needing to charge up again. Half that if used a fair bit.

    My Samsung and HTC have battery saver settings and they go on for days on one charge, if you don’t need Bluetooth turn it off saves at least 25% if battery charge if not more.

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    two of the furry marsupials engaged in a pretty nasty wrestling match on a South Australian road.

    They are evolving.
    This is how the Endtimes start.
    First it was the water turning the frogs gay.

  143. Farmer Gez

    Their ABC is giving the mental health angle a fair flogging this morning.
    The fact that we can’t effectively vet the mentally ill or religious hardliners in our refugee program does note rate a mention. We have the Outsiders for that I suppose.

  144. entropy

    C.L.
    #2591121, posted on December 22, 2017 at 11:35 am
    Not a fan of his (to say the least) but it irks me that a woman only named as “Ms V” has accused Jarryd Hayne of rape and this is universally reported – thus destroying his reputation – despite the fact that US police refused to press charges, citing a lack of corroborating evidence.

    agreed on all counts Cl.
    I was tempted to say that it is getting to the point that you need written consent, like a marriage certificate, before you have sex. But then that isn’t a protection thee days either.

  145. entropy

    My Samsung and HTC have battery saver settings and they go on for days on one charge, if you don’t need Bluetooth turn it off saves at least 25% if battery charge if not more.

    you mean, the software slows the phone processor down to preserve the battery!!? Oh, nooooooes!

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Courtesy of Bob Kostic:

    Why did the Australian cross the road?
    To explain the difference between mental health and terrorism.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apple is about the only company that would actually try and introduce a software fix so you can use your old phone for longer. This ‘problem’ is it did not explain why it was doing it. What we have here is a failure to communicate.

    I can’t recall such hysteria when Tesla admitted it was throttling battery use, only to de-throttle it remotely for Florida Tesla owners fleeing the hurricane. But Tesla is magic and Apple no longer seems to be.

  148. stackja

    2GB report Ken Catchpole died last night.

  149. Makka

    Mistreatment of moslems made me do it.

    Looks like the Cat hit a bullseye again, mUnty. Some here actually think you can’t get any dumber.

  150. Shy Ted

    Passenger in the red shirt, who was calmly talking to police, wasn’t an active participant in the tradegy.
    If you are calmly talking to police after something like this you are part of it. Any genuinely innocent person would be highly traumatised.

  151. If you are calmly talking to police after something like this you are part of it.

    Especially if your wrists are cuffed behind your back.

  152. entropy

    So Bishop instructed the Australian ambassador to the UN to abstain from the vote against US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    What a gutless travesty.

  153. Stimpson J. Cat

    “We will remember it when we are called upon once again to make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations,” she says. “And we will remember when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

    Play nice or pay the price Goyim.

  154. Baldrick

    Voller and Roper will each be paid between $50,000 and $60,000 in compensation.

    Perhaps Voller can donate his share to his Dylan’s Drive for Justice GoFundMe. It’s sadly lacking funds.

  155. Mark A

    entropy
    #2591152, posted on December 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    you mean, the software slows the phone processor down to preserve the battery!!? Oh, nooooooes!

    Why the mock sarc?
    I use my phones to communicate and so far never missed a call or SMS, what do I care what the processor does in the background?

  156. entropy

    The sarcasm wasn’t directed at you, Mark. It was targeting conspiracy theory’r’us. aka Johanna.

  157. Bruce of Newcastle

    So Bishop instructed the Australian ambassador to the UN to abstain from the vote against US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    If we don’t support our protector ally when the rubber hits the road does that mean…?

    Chinese warnings of consumer-led boycott over worsening relations (Oz via Google)

    Chinese officials have warned of a consumer-led boycott of Australian products following the breakdown in relations between the two countries, fuelled by Malcolm Turnbull’s foreign interference laws and pushback against Chinese influence in the Asia-Pacific region.

    But the US will help us!

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Voller and Roper will each be paid between $50,000 and $60,000 in compensation.

    Perhaps Voller can donate his share to his Dylan’s Drive for Justice GoFundMe. It’s sadly lacking funds.

    Voller’s family, his dealer and the local grog shop will “humbug” the whole lot in three days.

    Also, some kind soul has posted Voller’s whole criminal record on his “Drive For Justice.” Interesting reading.

  159. Mark A

    entropy
    #2591167, posted on December 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The sarcasm wasn’t directed at you, Mark. It was targeting conspiracy theory’r’us. aka Johanna.

    Oh! OK then, sorry about it chief.

  160. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shannon Petty
    1 day ago

    He would be the worst role model ever. DYLAN VOLLER’S (currently known) crimes • Assault and aggravated assault Oct 2009 • Two counts unlawfully damaging property Dec 2009 • Armed with an offensive weapon Feb 2010 • Stealing, unlawfully damaging property and unlawfully using a motor vehicle April 2010 • Drive a vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public Sep 2010 • Five aggravated assaults Apr, Oct and Nov 2010 • Three counts breach good behaviour bond Dec 2010 • Aggravated assault, disorderly behaviour in a police station, resist police Jan 2011 • Seven breaches of good behaviour orders Mar 2011 • Assault a member of the public service Mar 2011 • Unlawfully damage property Mar 2011 • Aggravated assault, being armed with an offensive weapon Apr 2011 • Two assaults on members of the public service May 2011 • 6 breaches of good behaviour orders Jun 2011 • Assault and damage property Jul 2011 • Damage property Aug 2011 • Assault a member of the public service Oct 2011 • Aggravated assault Oct 2011 • Assault a member of the public service Nov 2011 • Assault a member of the police force Nov 2011 • Two counts of unreasonably cause substantial annoyance Nov 2011 • Assault against a member of the public service. Dec 2011, Jan 2012, Jan 2012 • Damage property Jan 2012 • Assault a member of the public service Aug 2012 • Driving recklessly and disqualified from driving Oct 2012 • Aggravated assault Oct 2012 – [Causing BLINDNESS] • Assault a member of the police force Dec 2012 • Assault a member of the public service, hinder police, damage property Jan 2013 • Attempted robbery Feb 2014 • Aggravated robbery Feb 2014 • Recklessly endangering serious harm to a police officer Feb 2014.

    Any payment should be confiscated, and paid to his victims.

  161. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Racing authorities have rejected the horse name “Halal Snack Pack”.

    Madness.

  162. egg_

    a ‘SOLA’ brand UPS’s battery recently failing after c. 13 years of constant use.

    By Eaton.

  163. entropy

    Looks like the poor innocent is a victim of targeting, Zulu.

  164. Roger

    Shorter Trumble:

    “Isolated attack by individual who came to Australia via normal refugee program. No need to fear.”

    Remove the bollards then, if there’s no problem.

  165. johanna

    entropy
    #2591167, posted on December 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The sarcasm wasn’t directed at you, Mark. It was targeting conspiracy theory’r’us. aka Johanna.

    Wow, here we have an example of a company making its products obsolete after three years, and I am a conspiracy theorist? You know, black helicopters and so on? Get a grip.

    On the advice of an old friend who has worked in IT for 40 years, I never accept updates to my Android phone. Like with internet applications, it’s just more clutter and more crap that you don’t need.

    The power of outfits like Google and Facebook, both of which are unashamedly Leftist, is not a conspiracy theory.

  166. Myrddin Seren

    #BlackMeToosMatter

    Black Journalist Suggests Charlie Rose Is Racist For Not Sexually Harassing Her

    The Crazy Years.

    ( Nothing personal Stimps )

  167. But the US will help us!

    Do the Yanks need that much powdered baby formula?

  168. Stimpson J. Cat

    Racing authorities have rejected the horse name “Halal Snack Pack”.

    They need to try again with:

    “Mental Illness, Not Terrorism. “

  169. Farmer Gez

    Why don’t we try sexual discrimination in our refugee policies and only let the women and girls in?
    After all there is a terrible inbalance in the sexes among the refugee and boat crowd.
    Are you with me ladies?

  170. Makka

    It just keeps getting better. A moslem reffo , unlicensed , drives into a crowd of Christmas shoppers because voices and hurt feelings.

    Mr Noori, who was believed to be unlicensed, was arrested at the scene by an off-duty police officer and is in hospital waiting to be questioned by Victoria Police.

    All you open borders, immigration loving fkwits need to get out here and explain yourselves.

  171. egg_

    UPS’s battery recently failing after c. 13 years of constant use.

    The owner later corrected themselves, stating that it was c. 15 years old at the time of failure – model UPS 305 from memory.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    If I had a horse I would call it

    “Dastyari Donor”.

  173. cynical1

    Do the bollards of justice work?

    And it’s a “No” from me.

    So, what did they cost the taxpayer?

    Still, it would be difficult to line the zebra crossings with them.

    And even inbred bearded bastards are smarter than our dear leaders.

    Remember kids “Look left, look right, and if there are no cars in sight, fucking run as fast as you can”.

  174. entropy

    How is the iPhone made obsolete Johanna? There are plenty of people on this thread that have explained what is going on, but you have ignored them because you prefer to launch an attack on Big Bad Apple.

    Mark A, for example mentioned that his Samsung and HTC phone has a similar throttling feature. You ignore this, clearly with intent.

    Clearly , what Apple should have done when the phone gets old enough to need this treats
    Menu is have a little toggle dialogue box that pops up and says something like:

    Your battery is getting to near to its end, so … do you want to keep going as you are and risk the phone dying on you or allow iOS to slow down some processes to make it last a little longer, totally up to you bro.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Such respect Dylan for your strength, commitment and calm in the face of such racism all around you. Be strong in the knowledge that you have so many people supporting you.

    Pardon me while I vomit. Copiously.

  176. calli

    Johanna’s almost daily cry for help with technology is one of the most frequent requests you hear from females.

    “Can you fix my computer”

    Male equivalent – can you take up my trousers?

  177. entropy

    To be fair, Calli, taking up one’s trousers requires a higher level of skill.

  178. Roger

    Racing authorities have rejected the horse name “Halal Snack Pack”.

    Try “We Are The Bollards”.

  179. Mark A

    johanna
    #2591182, posted on December 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    On the advice of an old friend who has worked in IT for 40 years, I never accept updates to my Android phone. Like with internet applications, it’s just more clutter and more crap that you don’t need.

    I’m not entirely sure, that’s a good policy. Software updates sometimes are lifesavers for the device, not saying all are but many, yes. Even Microsoft ones. Different matter for apps, I hardly use any but I’m not a typical phone user, use it only to communicate, so far never taken a pic on a phone as far as I can remember.
    That’s what my Nikon D850 camera is for. Does a far better job too.

  180. Male equivalent – can you take up my trousers?

    I can take up my own trousers, thank you very much.
    That is, once Mrs MV has threaded the needle for me.

  181. smashed bodies all over the street in Dannograd and you guys are talking about phones.
    FMD

  182. johanna

    entropy, unfortunately, they didn’t do that.

    They love their fanbois like you so much, they just turned down their phones without telling anyone.

    Why would that be? (scratches head)

    People who love big corporations are very sad individuals.

  183. cynical1

    Can anybody tell me why Dylan wasn’t made an “Offer he couldn’t refuse”some time ago.

    With form like his, should be a missing person.

    Little scumbag.

  184. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    You need to get a Nokia 3310 Johanna.

    It even has Snake.

  185. Arky

    smashed bodies all over the street in Dannograd and you guys are talking about phones.

    ..
    Unfortunately it becomes business as usual very quickly.
    Does anyone know how the little girl is fairing?

  186. Rae

    Digital immigrants are not gender specific. There seem to be a lot of them here, some coping better than others.

  187. I can take up my own trousers, thank you very much.

    Oh, and did I mention pinning them in the right place so the cuffs are straight and even?
    After that I can do it all myself.
    Once the needle is threaded . . .

  188. calli

    You know a bloke is unloved when his trouser hems are stapled.

    I knew a guy who soldered his buttons on. Despair.

  189. Ivan Denisovich

    Racing authorities have rejected the horse name “Halal Snack Pack”.

    They need to try again with:

    “Mental Illness, Not Terrorism. “

    How about “Move Along”.
    Its pedigree:

    Sire: Nothing To See Here
    Dam: Bollards of Peace

  190. Top Ender

    Perhaps the finding of the submarine AE1 might spur on a search for the Montevideo Maru.

    1053 Allied servicemen and civilians were lost on this Japanese ship transporting Prisoners Of War when it was lost in July 1942, sunk unknowingly by an Allied submarine.

    The prisoners had been captured in January 1942 by Japanese forces in Rabaul on New Britain, in the former Australian territory of New Guinea, and they were being transferred to Hainan, off southern China.

    All the prisoners on board died and the wreck has never been found.

  191. egg_

    “Isolated attack by individual who came to Australia via normal refugee program. No need to fear.”

    “Don’t frighten the horses”, oh fearless leader?

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    Male equivalent – can you take up my trousers?

    I have wamen who lovingly perform these tasks for me out of love.

    😁

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    Do the bollards of justice work?

    Yes.*

    * As long as you make them 5 m tall, line them up with no space between each one, and then put the muslims on the other side. Oh did we just not vote for an Israel related UN resolution again? How odd.

  194. Makka

    Does anyone know how the little girl is fairing?

    I think it’s a boy and Nien News says he’s “improving”. Good news. Can’t imagine what the parents are going through.

  195. Stimpson J. Cat

    Digital immigrants are not gender specific. There seem to be a lot of them here, some coping better than others.

    I can’t understand you.
    Please you sign language.

  196. Mark A

    memoryvault
    #2591211, posted on December 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Male equivalent – can you take up my trousers?

    I can take up my own trousers, thank you very much.
    That is, once Mrs MV has threaded the needle for me.

    Don’t you have a needle threader?
    Sad.

  197. notafan

    Little boy Arky

    last report was stable

    83 yo critical

    haven’t heard any more

    What else is there to say about it

    progs and government both arching their backs 360 degrees to protect islam in face of the bleedin’ obvious.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    You can’t can you Grig?
    Because it’s impossible to perform sign language while wearing a sock puppet on your hand.

  199. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Can’t imagine what the parents are going through.

    Their pain is nothing compared to what the ethnic and muzzie community are going through.

  200. johanna

    To elaborate, if Apple found that their three year old phones were in danger of dying because of the batteries, how about sending out a message to users that they should get their batteries checked and perhaps replaced?

    Nup. They just slowed down the old phones without telling anybody.

    Terminal Apple fanbois can’t see any problem.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perhaps the finding of the submarine AE1 might spur on a search for the Montevideo Maru.

    I’m hoping that, too, and I’m also hoping that certain nations are told that AE1 is a war grave, and not to be wrecked in the same way that HMAS Perth, and the Dutch cruisers “Java” and “De Ruyter” are being ripped apart.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You know a bloke is unloved when his trouser hems are stapled.

    Your true bachelor has been known to superglue his trouser hems..

  203. H B Bear

    So Bishop instructed the Australian ambassador to the UN to abstain from the vote against US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    Try and outflank Tony Burqa from the Left in Western Sydney.

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

  204. Arky

    Little boy Arky

    last report was stable

    83 yo critical

    haven’t heard any more

    .,
    What does stable mean?

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    Their pain is nothing compared to what the ethnic and muzzie community are going through.

    Has anyone said a prayer for the poor bollard?
    How damaged and traumatised by the whole ordeal xe must be. Hopefully xe will be offered councilling.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Jim Molan declared a Senator by High Court

    The Australian
    12:46PM December 22, 2017
    Nicola Berkovic
    Legal affairs correspondent
    Sydney
    @NicBerko

    Former army major general Jim Molan has been declared a federal senator today by the High Court, to fill the vacancy left by former Nationals Senator Fiona Nash.

    Ms Nash was found by the High Court to be ineligible after being caught in the citizenship fiasco.

    Ms Nash’s post had remained vacant because the court refused to endorse the next in line to replace her, Liberal Hollie Hughes. This is because she had held a government job with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal after the election and so was also found to be ineligible under the Constitution.

    There had been no question mark over Mr Molan’s eligibility for the role, but there had been controversy over whether he should be given a six-year term or a three-year term.

    Breaking news.

  207. Roger

    Taking the reported mental health status of yesterday’s perpetrator at face value for argument’s sake (although mental illness doesn’t excuse him):

    It’s past time for the rationale for our refugee program to be examined.

    Just one facet:

    Mental health resources are stretched, we are told, yet we continue to take in c. 20 000 refugees per year, many of whom will have PTSD and other mental health issues. I’ve done voluntary work with African refugees; mental illness is very common among adults and children. After all, many of them have seen relatives hacked to death with machetes or are survivors of such attacks themselves.

    This is admittedly anecdotal, but from my observations only a minority have the ability to integrate into society by taking up educational and employment opportunities. The rest will be a cost to the tax payer for their whole lives even if they manage to avoid substance abuse and/or crime.

    Proposal: End the mass refugee intake and, out of humanitarian concern, direct some foreign aid resources to providing mental health care in the refugee camps abroad, from which most refugees will eventually return to their homelands.

  208. notafan

    My google phone has a battery saver option when it hits 15%

    I am confused about the current battle, is Apple helping out by slowing thing down because old batteries not holding a charge or simply batteries that need recharging?

    Not as if replacement batteries are particularly expensive.

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    (although mental illness doesn’t excuse him)

    This shouldn’t even have to be said.
    Reasons for behaviour are not excuses.

  210. C.L.

    As regards adjustments, get them done by a tailor.
    A trouser should be a particular length while striding.
    Tailors know this and hem them accordingly.
    Men who have bunched trouser legs or expose their ankles when sitting should be executed.

  211. notafan

    Don’t forget Roger

    Manus men were claiming that 80% of them had mental health issues

    Took it for granted that they were representative of muslim males as a whole

    all the more reason to send aid to muslims in situ and not let them come here

    as for drugs aren’t Palestinian suicide bombers sent out with a wad of hashish tucked in a cheek and don’t isis etc keep their jihadis more or less permanently high

    Kurds showing displaces of captured armaments always had copious supplies of drugs on display too, with the implication that they isis etc were weak minded.

  212. Token

    So far on my Apple 5c, have replaced:

    – the front camera
    – the back microphone
    – the power supply

    All up around $250. Still, it works, and I don’t see any great suite of enormously better features on current phones to warrant a new one.

    Except fashion, for which I care not.

    Get an Oppo, Mi or similar phone via Honkers. You’ll pay a bit more than the $250 you paid and get a phone as good as iPhone 9.

  213. Token

    What does stable mean?

    Enjoying the benefits of the diversity a truly non wacist culture brings.

  214. calli

    Agreed C.L. And bare exposed ankles require a preliminary racking.

    I always get my menfolk to put the strides on inside out and to wear the shoes they will be wearing with the strides before I measure and pin. Then walk about a bit and reassess the length.

  215. Rae

    Molan “duly elected a Senator” by the High Court, but not to a 6 year term. Fierravante-Wells is next in line for the longer term, leaving a 3 year term for Molan.

  216. calli

    So glad cuffs are out of fashion. The Devil’s work.

  217. Your true bachelor has been known to superglue his trouser hems..

    Double sided sticky tape works too.
    And duct tape makes a good substitute for the reflective strip on hi-viz shirts and trousers.
    Doesn’t actually reflect anything, but fools the OH&S Nazis at ten or more paces.

  218. Top Ender

    AE1 is 300 metres down, which puts her well outside the operational abilities of any but serious professional divers, using mixed gas or atmospheric diving suits.

    As well, the precise location is being kept secret.

  219. notafan

    Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said the condition of a four-year-old boy, who was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital with a head injury, had improved.

    at the abc site

    Those ahmadiyya never miss a marketing opportunity, and of course the ABC never mentions that they are considered apostates and persecuted by other muslims but still somewhat amusing that the ABC lets them get away with more or less calling the driving incident ‘extremism’

    A group of youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community gathered outside Flinders Street Station yesterday in support of those injured.

    “As Australian Muslims, it is not just a moral but also a religious duty to condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific and senseless act of violence,” the imam of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Victoria said in a statement.

    “We express our deepest sympathy and pray for the full recovery of those injured in the incident.

    “Our youth have gathered here today because they sympathise with those who are affected and stand united against extremism.

  220. Stimpson J. Cat

    Get an Oppo

    Oppos are great, and I love the fact that the Ratf$ckers are listening in to all my calls.

  221. johanna

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2591242, posted on December 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    You know a bloke is unloved when his trouser hems are stapled.

    Your true bachelor has been known to superglue his trouser hems..

    Cripes, (hangs head in shame) I once stapled a hem of a dress. In fairness, I used mini staples, and hardly anyone could tell.

    The Cat brings out all of our secret shames, eventually. 🙂

  222. Boambee John

    Roger at 1317

    Proposal: End the mass refugee intake and, out of humanitarian concern, direct some foreign aid resources to providing mental health care in the refugee camps abroad, from which most refugees will eventually return to their homelands.

    Plus 1,000,000,000.

    The lower costs in those locations will enable far more to be assisted.

    We could even divert some of the savings possible from security services here.

    And think of the wonderful opportunities for SJWankers to virtue signal by spending some time in a camp!

  223. C.L.

    “Our youth have gathered here today because they sympathise with those who are affected and stand united against extremism.“

    Convert to Christianity and I’ll believe you.

  224. entropy

    I am confused about the current battle, is Apple helping out by slowing thing down because old batteries not holding a charge or simply batteries that need recharging?

    The iOS slows some things down when it detects the battery has degraded to the point peak demands risk causing phone shutdown. In other words have the phone still have a useful life until it the battery gets so bad you either just replace the battery or buy a new phone. On a phone less than two years old, the battery would be replaced for free in half an hour at the Apple Store.
    If your old Iphone’s battery is still above 80% recharge capacity the software doesn’t do anything. No slow down, no energy saving features, nada.

    Apple didn’t bother announcing they had added this feature, so nutjobs believe it is proof of planned obsolescence, even though its actual purpose is to help an older phone last longer. Other phones have this feature too, but that is aoK because not Apple. I expect there will be a class action in the US soon.

  225. Tom

    Leftists lie about everything. All the time. It’s just what leftists do. How else would it be possible to subvert the dominant paradigm when most people quite like the dominant paradigm most of the time?

    One thing leftards especially like lying about are country shoppers — in Australia, obviously, but also in America. Leftards control the bureaucracy so it was very important to never release crime statistics about illegal immigrants. Instead, they have been lecturing us for years that illegals are perfect citizens, unlike all you bigotty bigots, so shut up.

    Well, Tucker Carlson went hunting and just lookee here! Illegal immigrants are about 7% of the US population and, according to statistics he has dug up from the US Sentencing Commission, non-citizens are responsible for 22% of all murders in the US. In other words, they commit THREE TIMES more murders than the average US citizen. And non-citizens are guilty of 72% of all US drug possession — 10 TIMES the national average.

    Let’s go to the tape.

    Being a legal immigrant himself, Mark Steyn isn’t surprised that the real numbers have been suppressed.

    Brilliant work, Mr Carlson.

    Never forget: leftists lie about everything all the time.

  226. Token

    Oppos are great, and I love the fact that the Ratf$ckers are listening in to all my calls.

    If you blog at the Cat, the spooks have profiled you already.

    As we know from the IRS and Mueller probes, the Intel agencies care most about the mythical backlash than the original lash out by the angry ants.

  227. Infidel Tiger

    Breaking News: Trump drank a glass of water with two hands.

  228. Nick

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the attack was an isolated incident

    Other than the other one a few blocks away and others planned, of course..

  229. Roger

    as for drugs aren’t Palestinian suicide bombers sent out with a wad of hashish tucked in a cheek and don’t isis etc keep their jihadis more or less permanently high

    I believe they did, yes.

    I know African male youths who’ve come here with untreated PTSD.

    They couldn’t catch up at school, where they were placed in classes according to age, not ability.

    No father at home – very common; if there is a father on the scene he often has several girlfriends and the mother is left to raise the children.

    The sons soon end up unemployed and bored, and take to smoking marijuana (and, I suppose, ingesting other substances, but marijuana seemed to be favoured by those I knew) and crime, stealing cars & robbing houses. Then, entirely predictably, they end up in youth detention, often with schizophrenia, but they can only be kept there for so long. Chances of rehabilitation? Quite honestly, they’d have been better off in the refugee camp in Kenya, from which they now could have returned to South Sudan. We’ve done them no favours and created a problem for ourselves.

  230. Nick

    As Australian Muslims, it is not just a moral but also a religious duty to condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific and senseless act of violence,”

    Why would they feel the need to condemn anything? After all, he was just an iced up man with mental issues, right?

  231. Infidel Tiger

    If you blog at the Cat, the spooks have profiled you already

    Definitely.

    When I first started to calling for everyone to be executed I reckon I had my own personal detail for 6 months.
    I have lulled those xunts into a false sense of security. Big things coming in the New Year.

  232. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And think of the wonderful opportunities for SJWankers to virtue signal by spending some time in a camp!

    Good friend of mine had offspring, who were showing dangerous tendencies to become Social Justice Warriors. Six weeks working in a Cambodian orphanage cured these disgusting tendencies..

  233. notafan

    Thank you Entropy

    Sounds just like the battery in my electric toothbrush.

    I think everyone knows rechargeable batteries only have a certain effective life and that is probably a factor of age but mostly levels of use.

  234. Stimpson J. Cat

    Breaking News: Trump drank a glass of water with two hands.

    And what beautiful big hands they are too.

  235. zyconoclast

    The first SSM divorce that involves a pet dog or cat is going to be a humdinger.

    They already have the legal representation ready to go.
    Kennel chasers?

    https://www.doglawyer.com.au/

  236. notafan

    Why would they feel the need to condemn anything? After all, he was just an iced up man with mental issues, right?

    The ABC

    sucked in

  237. Stimpson J. Cat

    When I first started to calling for everyone to be executed I reckon I had my own personal detail for 6 months.

    It’s hard for me to tell if they are actually watching me or not because of the paranoia and the delusions and occasional hallucinations, so I just assume they are always there and always watching.

    Better safe than sorry.

    😁

  238. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also when you aren’t using your phone, keep it in the microwave.
    Trust me on this.

  239. Stimpson J. Cat

    Six weeks working in a Cambodian orphanage cured these disgusting tendencies..

    It can be tough.
    My kids were part Cambodian and sometimes I just wanted to give up and go home.
    Then I realized I was home.

  240. Dr Faustus

    China’s anger at comments Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made about foreign interference could have consequences for Australian business.

    It would be a pity if anything happened to your nice economy, Mr Turnbull:

    Australian exporters and tourism operators could face a Chinese consumer backlash if strained relations between Canberra and Beijing worsen.

    A delegation of Australian journalists visiting China heard the same message during briefings from foreign ministry officials, government-aligned think tanks and academics.

    While the Chinese government did not want “this kind of situation” to develop against another country, the media delegation was told what consumers did was outside the control of authorities.

    Sure, buddy.

  241. jupes

    Jim Molan declared a Senator by High Court

    This could be promising, however I will hold judgement to see how he goes. Molan did well as a staff officer for the US in Iraq, played an important role in Operation Sovereign Borders and is probably the best known Australian senior officer of this century, however it is important to note that he has never commanded troops in combat.

    It’s also important to remember that Molan was a senior ADF leader at the turn of the century when the emasculation of the ADF was starting to ramp up. It would be interesting to know if he resisted that crap or went along with it.

    Joining the Liberal Party doesn’t seem to me to be an exercise in good judgement.

  242. DrBeauGan

    Can anyone tell me why the Australian dollar has gone up two cents against the greenback this week? I’d have expected it to go down. JC?

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