Open Forum: December 23, 2017

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  1. classical_hero

    Bastard, but I’m second.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    O frabjous day. New thread, and tird on.

    And so to bed.

  3. Mindfree

    What I thought Australia was

  4. Mindfree

    And finallyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOXwzvk1WTc

  5. What I thought Australia was

    What Australia actually was (before the PC Brigade took over).

  6. Mindfree

    Sorry about the dump but after the shit in Melbourne …..

  7. Sorry about the dump but after the shit in Melbourne …..

    Chin up . . . it could have been a lot worse.

  8. Monty,

    How would you ‘fix’ Australia?

    Good question, OWG.

    I would fire Mark Waugh, and most of the rest of the Sydney mob who run the show. Institute a quota of at least three Victorians in every Test side. Make it the number one priority to train bowlers and batsmen to play in different conditions, particularly the subcontinent and England. Play Bangladesh, finally. And tell Mitch Marsh to retire on a high.

  9. OneWorldGovernment

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2591838, posted on December 23, 2017 at 12:57 am

    This is at Powerline

    Those greedy, churlish capitalists are foiling Democrats again

    Remember a few years ago when Democrats and the mainstream media were moaning about how businesses were hoarding cash and buying back stock instead of investing? The economy had recovered and business was starting to boom, we were told. Yet, corporations weren’t expanding and/or investing, and this was preventing the Obama recovery from being glorious.

    Why were corporations being so churlish? For most on the left and in the mainstream media, it was down to greed. There was also the suggestion that corporations wanted to deny Obama his recovery.

    In reality, the explanation, was caution coupled with, and fueled in part by, concern about excessive government regulation and taxation. Yet, these considerations formed little or no part of the left’s narrative.

    Now, corporations seem poised to expand and invest with a vengeance. Steve noted yesterday that, with the passage of the tax reform bill, Comcast NBC Universal, Boeing, Wells Fargo, and Fifth Third Bancorp have announced major spending and investment plans on account of the bill.

    Moreover, there is good reason to believe that business expansion and investment had already increased due, in part, to the realization that the Trump administration is serious about getting rid of many burdensome regulations and passing tax reform. The spike in overall economic growth and the stock market boom likely are, in part, reflections of this phenomenon.

    Leftists are probably gnashing their teeth at the disparity between how corporations behaved under Obama and under Trump. What could possibly explain this obvious unfairness?

    It’s called incentives or, more broadly, economic reality.

  10. Fisky

    Haha!

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    1h1 hour ago

    Our big and very popular Tax Cut and Reform Bill has taken on an unexpected new source of “love” – that is big companies and corporations showering their workers with bonuses. This is a phenomenon that nobody even thought of, and now it is the rage. Merry Christmas!

  11. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2591837, posted on December 23, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Monty,

    How would you ‘fix’ Australia?

    Good question, OWG.

    I would fire Mark Waugh, and most of the rest of the Sydney mob who run the show. Institute a quota of at least three Victorians in every Test side. Make it the number one priority to train bowlers and batsmen to play in different conditions, particularly the subcontinent and England. Play Bangladesh, finally. And tell Mitch Marsh to retire on a high.

    You have nothing to say of the social and economic well being of Australia.

    I piss on your bed.

  12. I piss on your bed.

    Don’t be too hard on him, OWG.
    You’d get a similar answer from at least a third of Australia’s male population.
    And, unlike Monty, they wouldn’t be joking.
    Lambs to the slaughter . . .

  13. People like you in America get a big tax cut under the GOP bill (unless they’re in blue states in which case they get screwed due to the scrapping of deductions for state taxes).

    This is a very good thing. It will reign in blue states who up until now increased state taxes and passed on the losses to the feds.

  14. OWG, I have plenty to say on such matters. But it is late and I am tired. Go sleep on your urine-stained mattress.

  15. OneWorldGovernment

    LOL

    So you work for the clinton crime organization.

    m0nty
    #2591846, posted on December 23, 2017 at 1:11 am

    OWG, I have plenty to say on such matters. But it is late and I am tired. Go sleep on your urine-stained mattress

  16. Bruce in WA

    Made it to the Saturday forum while it’s still Friday night here.

    Bewdy!

  17. OneWorldGovernment

    If I go to Libya to buy a slave how much will they cost?

    And do I have to pay a fee to the local ‘imam’ or is my purchase price inclusive of all islam taxes?

    Can I get them to pick cotton?

  18. God I love these flashmob shows that surface at this time of the year.
    They stand as a comforting reminder that sanity, civilisation, and culture, will prevail.

  19. OneWorldGovernment

    Obviously the communist crap have never picked chilies by hand nor cut bathurst bur with a hoe.

    It’s like hard work is a curse.

  20. Time for bed.
    Before I go, any of you planning on the world’s next best drummer, have your work cut out for you.
    But keep practicing.
    Night all.

  21. OneWorldGovernment

    The Australian despicable Government opposed this.

    But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/haleys-moment-we-will-remember.php

    To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel. Both the current and the previous Secretary-Generals have objected to the UN’s disproportionate focus on Israel. It’s a wrong that undermines the credibility of this institution, and that in turn is harmful for the entire world.

    I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body. And then I remember that Israel has chosen to remain in this institution because it’s important to stand up for yourself. Israel must stand up for its own survival as a nation; but it also stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity that the United Nations is supposed to be about.

    Standing here today, being forced to defend sovereignty and the integrity of my country – the United States of America – many of the same thoughts have come to mind. The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies. We do this, in part, in order to advance our values and our interests. When that happens, our participation in the UN produces great good for the world. Together we feed, clothe, and educate desperate people. We nurture and sustain fragile peace in conflict areas throughout the world. And we hold outlaw regimes accountable. We do this because it represents who we are. It is our American way.

    But we’ll be honest with you. When we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the “privilege” of being disrespected.

    In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege. Unlike in some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people. As such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent.

    We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways. Those are the thoughts that come to mind when we consider the resolution before us today.

    The arguments about the President’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem have already been made. They are by now well known. The decision was in accordance to U.S. law dating back to 1995, and it’s position has been repeatedly endorsed by the American people ever since. The decision does not prejudge any final status issues, including Jerusalem’s boundaries. The decision does not preclude a two-state solution, if the parties agree to that. The decision does nothing to harm peace efforts. Rather, the President’s decision reflects the will of the American people and our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. There is no need to describe it further.

    Instead, there is a larger point to make. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it 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.

    America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.

    But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.

  22. OneWorldGovernment

    It is actually sad to see the Democrats and Republicans having to front up to a person that wants to make America great again.

    What is even sadder is that there is no one that wants to make Australia Great.

    My Great Uncle was in Broken Hill when the useless muslem pricks attacked the train.

    As far as I am concerned BHP-Billiton should be ejected from Australia.

    And hey.

    The Billiton part is Indonesia.

    Makes sense when you see what Billy Clingon did.
    http://www.laissez-fairerepublic.com/indocoal.htm

    And they think the clinton uranium deal was big!

    google “bill clinton signs coal”

  23. struth

    Some twisted logic from Monst this evening and treated with kid gloves.
    Apparently the government “gives” the rich money and they keep it.
    Pure dickheaded reverse reality born of envy.

  24. OneWorldGovernment

    Just to jam it in your left and right eye so you know the reason that Australia cannot develop coal, gas and oil prospects.

    The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff?

    By: Sarah Foster

    When the President signed the Executive Order designating 1.7 million acres of land in southwest Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, his action placed the area off limits to mineral extraction and development.

    The New York Times reported that the monument encloses the largest coal field in the nation, the Kaiparowitz Plateau, which contains at least 7 billion tons of coal worth over $1 TRILLION.

    Kentucky-based company Andalux Resources, which holds leases on 3,400 acres in the area, was planning to open a huge operation (underground, not strip mining) that would have generated 1,000 jobs, $1 million in annual revenue for Kane County, and at least $10 million a year in state and federal taxes, according to the New York Times. Folks living in the area wore black arm bands the day o the signing – but Clinton didn’t see them. He chose to make his announcement in a neighboring state. WHY?

    Why did he do it? Why lock up $1 trillion worth of coal?

    An obvious explanation is he was hoping to secure the environmentalist vote. Though that was no doubt part of his reasoning, he had surely achieved such an objective earlier this summer when he declared the huge area outside Yellowstone National Park a World Heritage Area. Let” look further.

    In the weeks prior to the past election, revelations surfaced almost daily regarding donations from foreign sources to the Democratic Party and Clinton’s past campaigns. At the center of the controversy was another set of people to whom Clinton owes a few favors: the Lippo Group, a powerful $5 billion Indonesian conglomerate, founded and owned by the Riady family who, it turned out, had raised and funneled millions of dollars into campaign coffers.

    Democrats attempted to downplay the allegations of impropriety. Even if the Clinton campaign and the Party did receive illegal contribution- which is denied -what, they demanded, had Clinton done for Lippo Group, the Riadys, or Indonesia that really affects this country adversely? Good question. The Payoff

    Clinton’s announcement at the Grand Canyon was wrapped in political correctness. “Mining jobs are good jobs, and mining is important to our national security – but we can’t have mines everywhere, and we shouldn’t have mines that threaten national treasures,” he told his sycophantic audience.

    But coal is not only important for our nation’s security. More importantly, at the present time it is the most cost-effective fuel for the electric plants that supply our homes and industries with light, heat and power.

    Moreover, the coal at Kaiporowitz Plateau is a kind of coal that is not found “everywhere.” It is very low sulfur, low ash – hence, low polluting – coal, the kind in high demand for power plants, such as one being designed for Ensenada, Mexico. That megawatt giant, presently on the drawing boards, will supply electricity across northern Baja, an area plagued by brownouts.

    Had it not been taken off the world market, the logical source of coal for the Baja plant would be the Kaiparowitz Plateau. Once mined it could be transported by rail to the ports of Long Beach or Los Angeles, then by barge to Ensenada. Thanks to Clinton, there will be no exporting of Kaiparowitz coal, which means the facility’s procurement people will have to look elsewhere for clean non-polluting fuel.

    Only two other sources

    Besides the Kaiparowitz Plateau, there are only two other known locations in the world where comparable coal is found in sufficient quantities to make mining it worthwhile. Colombia in South America is one, but it’ll be years before the necessary mining and shipping infrastructure is built.

    The other? You got it. Indonesia.

    That’s right – the coal fields of South Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. Big plans are online for its development. Indonesia has been a source of coal for over a century, but the coal varies sharply in terms of quality. Recently, however, a coal that is very low in sulfur has been discovered. A number of coal companies are already there, and it’s a good bet Lippo Group money is involved. A major company is Adaro Indonesia, of which 20 percent is owned by the Spanish government, 50 percent by New Hope Corp., an Australian firm.

    Envirocoal

    According to the 1994 report Mineral Industry of Indonesia, by the bureau of Mines, U.S. Dept. of Interior, Adaro aims to produce 15 million tones by the year 2000 of what they call Envirocoal – a reference to its quality. Adaro has for several years anticipated the U.S. as a major market, and has one committed purchaser already: Tampa Electric Co., which signed a long-term contract to purchase 400,000 tones a year from the Indonesian firm.

    To handle the shipping of the increased production, new shipping terminals are being constructed. One huge one is on a neighboring island at a cost of $1 billion. The P.T. Indonesia bulk Terminal, as the megaport is called, is owned 50 percent by New How, and 50 percent by “Indonesian interests” (the Lippo Group perhaps), according to the Interior Dept. report.

    Massive coal deposits, massive shipping facilities – that spells massive investment, massive contracts. This isn’t some small-0is-beautiful eco-operation. We’re talking real money here, and it’s hard to imagine that the “Lippopotamus” is not in on the action. But even if Lippo’s not directly involved, the Indonesian government, with which Lippo has a cozy relationship, certainly does. So too will the various foreign investors and mining companies to whom the Indonesian government has extended an open invitation.

    Winners and Losers

    In any game there are winners and losers, and there are Americans in the first category – the investors who put their money in overseas coal mining, producers of natural gas, which the administration supports wholeheartedly.

    Plus, there’s a deal between a Little Rock firm and Lippo. According to the ENERGY ECONOMIST for Sept., 1994, Entergy Group of Little Rock, in partnership with the Lippo Group of Hong Kong, signed a memorandum of understanding with the North China Power Corporation for the cooperative management and expansion of the $1 billion 1,200 megawatt coal-fired Daton 2 power plan in Shanxi Province. Isn’t that interesting And where do you think the coal will come from?

    The Democrats’ question: What has Clinton done for Indonesia that harms the United States? The answer is – with a stroke of his pen he wiped out the only significant competition to Indonesian coal interests in the world market before it even got started, a move that at the same time relegates this country to importer status. His edict will force us into eventual dependency on foreign producers of coal as we are presently dependent on overseas sources for oil – an unconscionable situation considering that we have abundant deposits of both commodities.

    The President has given our children a legacy of continued energy dependence, marked by contrived shortages and crises, the full impact of which will be sharply felt in the years to come.

  25. OneWorldGovernment

    Everyone in America are trying to pursue President Donald Trump for an impeachment clause.

    How come no-one in Australia is/are pursuing Turnbull, Bishop and Brandis for treason?

  26. Tom

    Mac (Stan McMurtry, London Daily Mail).

  27. OneWorldGovernment

    So when are we going to start arresting Australian based scum ‘imams’ and bulldozing their maskaterry?

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/268811/3rd-us-imam-preaches-mass-murder-jews-daniel-greenfield

  28. OneWorldGovernment

    President Trump and Ambassador Haley deserve lots of credit for fighting the good fight in the UN. But as this latest vote showed, it’s a dead end. The UN is dominated by a corrupt, left-wing bureaucracy. And by bloc votes of Islamic countries and third world dictatorships whom Western countries strive to appease in a pointless bid for influence. Because we fund them.

    The UN was supposed to be a defense against totalitarian movements. Instead it quickly came to be dominated by them.

    There’s no changing that. Not without changing the dysfunctional relationship between Islam and the rest of the world, and between third world tyrannies and the West. The only sensible thing to do is leave.

    The United Nations failed at its purpose a long time ago. It should be replaced by a union of free democratic nations. And then the UN can be turned over to the OIC, Russia, China and their third world allies to become an irrelevant and obsolete forum for denouncing America, Israel and any free country.

    That’s what it already is. We just give it relevance by funding it and participating in it.

    It’s time to go.

  29. OneWorldGovernment

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2591873, posted on December 23, 2017 at 4:53 am

    So when are we going to start arresting Australian based scum ‘imams’ and bulldozing their maskaterry?

    He’s worried about someone behind the tree!

  30. OneWorldGovernment

    He’s not actually the third. But this is the third major scandal of this sort this year. And that was only because Memri has been highlighting and translating some of these mosque videos. This is only a fraction of what’s out there.

    In his Friday, December 8, 2017 sermon titled “Our Duties Towards Al-Quds [Jerusalem]” at the Tajweed Institute’s Houston, Texas branch, the institute’s imam and founder, Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan, speaking in a combination of Arabic and English, referenced the widely quoted Hadith stating that on Judgment Day, the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them, saying:

    “My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when he said: ‘Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, [which] will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him… This is the promise of Allah.” He added: “The hour [i.e. Judgment Day) will not start until Muslims fight the Jews there, in Palestine.”

    According to its Facebook page and its website, the Tajweed Institute, which Sheikh Al-Rousan established in Florida in 2013, with its Houston branch opening in mid-2017, is “a non-profit, 501(c)(3), institute that strives to teach and spread the authentic knowledge of the Glorious Quran. Our goal is to spread the skills of Tajweed [correct recitation of the Koran]to all Muslims, young and old, so they can carry on this knowledge to future generations.​”

    …and not misunderstand Islam.

    In this week’s piece, I delved into two recent cases, in California and New Jersey. Now we have a third case in Texas.

    It was another Friday night in the Islamic Center of Jersey City. And its imam, Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby, had some thoughts about the Jews.

    “So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains a humiliated prisoner under the oppression of the Jews, this nation will never prevail,” he screamed belligerently in the World Trade Center bomber’s old mosque.

    “Count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one. Do not leave a single one on the face of the Earth.”

    On another Friday this year, in the Islamic Center of Davis, Imam Ammar Shahin implored, “Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.”

    “Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”

    The Islamic Center of Davis’s initial response was, “If the sermon was misconstrued, we sincerely apologize to anyone offended. “

    You can expect the same routine again. We apologize if you misunderstood our genocidal threats.

  31. OneWorldGovernment

    Should I laugh about this?

    He’s not actually the third. But this is the third major scandal of this sort this year. And that was only because Memri has been highlighting and translating some of these mosque videos. This is only a fraction of what’s out there.

    In his Friday, December 8, 2017 sermon titled “Our Duties Towards Al-Quds [Jerusalem]” at the Tajweed Institute’s Houston, Texas branch, the institute’s imam and founder, Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan, speaking in a combination of Arabic and English, referenced the widely quoted Hadith stating that on Judgment Day, the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them, saying:

    “My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when he said: ‘Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, [which] will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him… This is the promise of Allah.” He added: “The hour [i.e. Judgment Day) will not start until Muslims fight the Jews there, in Palestine.”

    According to its Facebook page and its website, the Tajweed Institute, which Sheikh Al-Rousan established in Florida in 2013, with its Houston branch opening in mid-2017, is “a non-profit, 501(c)(3), institute that strives to teach and spread the authentic knowledge of the Glorious Quran. Our goal is to spread the skills of Tajweed [correct recitation of the Koran]to all Muslims, young and old, so they can carry on this knowledge to future generations.​”

    …and not misunderstand Islam.

    In this week’s piece, I delved into two recent cases, in California and New Jersey. Now we have a third case in Texas.

    It was another Friday night in the Islamic Center of Jersey City. And its imam, Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby, had some thoughts about the Jews.

    “So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains a humiliated prisoner under the oppression of the Jews, this nation will never prevail,” he screamed belligerently in the World Trade Center bomber’s old mosque.

    “Count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one. Do not leave a single one on the face of the Earth.”

    On another Friday this year, in the Islamic Center of Davis, Imam Ammar Shahin implored, “Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.”

    “Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”

    The Islamic Center of Davis’s initial response was, “If the sermon was misconstrued, we sincerely apologize to anyone offended. “

    You can expect the same routine again. We apologize if you misunderstood our genocidal threats.

  32. OneWorldGovernment

    “My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when he said: ‘Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the yews. The Muslims will kill the yews, and the yews will hide behind the stones and the trees, [which] will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a yew hiding behind me, come and kill him… This is the promise of Allah.” He added: “The hour [i.e. Judgment Day) will not start until Muslims fight the yews there, in Palestine.”

  33. OneWorldGovernment

    He’s not actually the third. But this is the third major scandal of this sort this year. And that was only because Memri has been highlighting and translating some of these mosque videos. This is only a fraction of what’s out there.

  34. OneWorldGovernment

    You can expect the same routine again. We apologize if you misunderstood our genocidal threats.

  35. struth

    Reaganomics is dumb. The theory goes like this:

    1. Goverment gives rich people more money.
    2. Rich people give poor people more money.
    3. Poor people spend the money to grow the economy.

    In reality, it goes like this:

    1. Goverment gives rich people more money.
    2. Rich people keep the money.
    3. Poor people die of treatable diseases, economy tanks.

    Can anyone really be this thick?
    Small businesses owners and risk takers are automatically in the “rich” category, but besides that,

    to allow envy, class collectivist grouping, and bad eating habits come up with this utter left wing snot, is shameful.
    In reality it actually goes like this, you Safe Schools psycho.

    The government doesn’t give money to anyone.
    It doesn’t have any it hasn’t taken out of the economy in the first place.
    Businesses under Trump now get to keep more of their own.
    They grow their businesses employing more people,( and the businesses supplying them expand).
    They aren’t on welfare anymore and pay tax to the government.
    Everyone has more money to spend and the government actually increases it’s revenue.

    For such a globalist you seem to think that immigration is what creates demand.
    Is that because it suits your anti western destruction agenda, so twist the facts to suit?

    There is this thing countries do called exporting.
    Immigration of itself creates no demand.
    If that was the case, all Venezuela would have to do is take in as many immigrants as we are and their problems would be (as solved as ours are by doing so. /sarc)
    They’ll all end up “demanding” to be fed but no one will be able to supply.
    You can demand all you like but if you can’t pay…………………….
    Immigration into socialism (Australia and Venezuela) increases the destruction of the economy.
    Immigration is the result of good economic policy and business freedom, not the cause of wealth creation in all political scenarios.
    But if you’re so sure of your politics, get a few of your left wing mates together and go and migrate to a remote Aboriginal community.
    You could take testes with you.
    That should fix their economies right up.
    Don’t just signal your left wing virtue, here’s a chance to actually do something.
    Fuckwit.

    PS.
    This time, before you think you have something to say, remember what has happened to you with your Rakeology in the past.
    Trump’s America is already making you look even more of the fool than you ever believed possible because right wing policies on the economy are being put into practice.
    The west had moved so far to the left that you thought soft left was right wing.
    And we had no examples to show you what real right wing economics was.
    We do now, so the game has changed substantially.
    You would be well advised to keep your fingers off the keyboard and be thought a fool, than to type and remove any doubt.
    Your politics is tired old communist rubbish, and the very fear of just one country breaking away to prove the point has had you all in Trump derangement melt down.

    With this tax cut, he has won.
    The American people have won.

    And you and the left are shown to be the political dinosaurs you are.

  36. OneWorldGovernment

    Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists
    The outrage in Amsterdam continues.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268787/europes-tolerance-terrorists-daniel-greenfield

  37. OneWorldGovernment

    Obama’s Collusion With Hezbollah Narco-Terrorists
    Efforts to push through Iran nuke deal resulted in shutdown of major DEA operation.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268803/obamas-collusion-hezbollah-narco-terrorists-ari-lieberman

  38. OneWorldGovernment

    I want some fair dinkum Australian politician and political party to stand up and start arguing for exploration and development of all resources in ALL of our so called parks including The Great Barrier Reef.

  39. struth

    The importing of Mussies as per U.N dictate, will not stop or be slowed for one second no matter how many of us die.
    We will have to use force to fix this, if we do not pull out of the U.N.
    Our politicians should get the choice of leaving the U.N. or be lined up and shot every time one of our lives are taken from the murderers at war with the west, they are importing.
    We start with the most pro mussie politician and as soon as the next victim of their traitorous handy work is killed, we line them up out to a wall called enemies of Australia, or Traitors wall and bang.
    I reckon we’d only have to point and not shoot and there’d be an immediate ban on Mussie immigration.

  40. Herodotus

    It’s a question Bolt asks, but for some reason narrows it down to the Japanese.
    If mental illness causes people to run down pedestrians with vehicles, why doesn’t it manifest itself in religions other than Islam?
    We are not convinced by either the “lone wolf” story or the mental illness one. Except insofar as leftism is a mental defect and the culture of the ME is poisonous to their own societies and any that have too many infusions of it.
    Chris Kenny today says denial is not on, but at the same time asserts that most ME arrivals here are ok. Whatever the truth of that statement may be, how do you separate the good observant muslim from the bad? They are all working from the same book.
    (Note: christians work from the New Testament, not the old.)

  41. struth

    Chris Kenny today says denial is not on, but at the same time asserts that most ME arrivals here are ok. Whatever the truth of that statement may be, how do you separate the good observant muslim from the bad? They are all working from the same book.

    Australia does not need one Muslim to grow and prosper.
    There are plenty of refugees and people in need that are not Muslim.
    That Islam is the majority of the “humanitarian intake” with so many in violence and poverty the world over that are not, you would have to be a gullible fool to believe there is not an agenda.
    The U.N. is run by socialists and Muslims intent on bringing down the west.
    Our politicians from Mal down, are subservient to them.
    They are traitors.
    There is no other reason.
    The nicest possible thing you could say about some of our pollies is they have that terrible characteristic Australians have, evident when a high profile star lands in Australia and the first thing a Journo asks as he steps into the airport is , so what do you think of Australia?
    They crave the approval of the rest of the world.
    But most are just dead set socialist scum, career pollies and want to flit around on the world stage.

    Either way, they are traitorous and murderous in their behaviour.
    Chris Kenny may say denialism is not on but he is denying the Islamic communities silence and failure to control their terrorists, killing in their name.

  42. Farmer Gez

    The ABC bullshit machine never stops.
    774 lures you into a science report and gives you Tanya Ha, a science communicator and environmentalist.
    “A year where science is Trumped” she says. Clever!
    Followed by, Brexit has caused huge problems for the free movement of scientists.
    She has lots of opinions on all sorts of science stuff but all delivered from the Lysenko thought lab.

  43. struth

    Followed by, Brexit has caused huge problems for the free movement of scientists.

    Funny, they haven’t actually” Brexitted” yet.

  44. OneWorldGovernment

    “We Are Going to Burn You Alive!”
    Just another month in the lives of Christians under Islam.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268785/we-are-going-burn-you-alive-raymond-ibrahim

  45. John Constantine

    Click bait headlines promise the inside goes on what the Indian tariffs on legumes means.

    Basically it means that the biggest customer has corrupt pricing mechanisms, so all the demand signals you get are corrupted.

    Plus contracts only are enforced when the market moves against Australia.

    The customer may not always be right, but they are always the customer.

    At least the Indian government doesn’t send Meth precursor chemicals and fentanyl and bribes into Australia.

  46. struth

    There are only two examples to consider when looking at Muslim immigration.

    Muslims who are arrogant enough to leave a shithole to come to a better place, made so by a people of another religion, and benefit off it while practicing the religion that caused the shit hole they had to leave, and indeed trying to force it down our throats.
    Or fighters who come here laughing at the ease in which they use our immigration system to come here and violently war against us, to push their religion down our throats.

    Ask yourself this.
    If Australia was a complete shithole and always had been due to our culture and religion and you had an opportunity to go to a much better country and live in peace and prosper under their culture, would you get there and start trying to force everyone to watch cricket and eat vegemite sandwiches and try to get Australian culture passed into law?

    It takes a special kind of ignorant, disrespectful, arrogance to do just that.

  47. Empire GTHO Phase III

    While the American press keeps pushing the class warfare along with the Democrats, outside the USA there is a major panic taking place on a grand scale. I have been called into meeting in Europe and even in Asia all deeply concerned about the loss of competition with the United States due to the Trump Tax Reform. Naturally, the American press would NEVER tell the truth how cutting the corporate tax rate will upset the powers that be around the globe.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/trump-tax-reform-causing-panic-in-europe-asia/

  48. John Constantine

    The gut wrenching pictures of the cute young female shearingshed roustabout that got her hair caught in a spinning overhead shaft, then had her scalp torn off her skull are being seized by the left as totems.

    Like the drowned refugee boy on the sand opened up merkels Germany borders to a million military age male wahhabis, these pics will open the doors of the shearing shed to the nearly dead shearers union corruptocracy.

    Safe sheep sheds.

    Like car roadworthy inspections they will find something.

    Like truck roadworthy inspections, they can destroy your business on a whim.

    The hundred point social licence to own a permit to sell sheep, coming from meat and livestock Australia is bad enough.

    Watch the turf war to run the safe wool inspection Rort.

  49. calli

    I’m confused. This morning we have a segment on Seven about terrorism in public spaces and how government can “keep Australia safe”. We are told to carry on, to continue to use public spaces. Footage is shown of the Melbourne Mow-down.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but yesterday we were told that this was not a terrorist event, the motive remained unclear. The PM called it an “isolated incident”. Yet here we are being advised by Dutton on how we should conduct ourselves in the coming weeks of festivities.

    There’s something missing in this story. I just can’t put my finger on it.

  50. Farmer Gez

    I’ll sum it up Calli.
    We have an unsafe immigration policy. Carry on.

  51. Atoms for Peace

    A little bit of research shows that ISIS was quite happy to use Captagon to keep the ” warriors” alert.
    Highly addictive..

  52. Geriatric Mayfly

    There’s something missing in this story. I just can’t put my finger on it.

    And the much anticipated sequel is also missing. The Backlash has been a fizzer yet again. Unless some old bag lady muttered a few ‘racist’ words on a bus, which the news hounds failed to cover and report.

  53. stackja

    Princess Michael apologises for wearing ‘racist’ blackamoor brooch to …
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/…/princess-michael-of-kent-racist-blackmoor-brooch-queen-c…
    2 hours ago – PRINCESS Michael of Kent has apologised after sparking fury for wearing a “racist” blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch. The royal, who is married to the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael, proudly sported the brooch on her coat as she was driven into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday …

  54. John Constantine

    Payments for information from our paid Wahhabi informants go up for Christmas.

    (Our paid imported informants are our strength against our subsidised imported threats)

    How much will mo get for telling the State that unless a lot of security on overtime is paid to guard New Years Eve events, there might be an incident?.

    Which demographic runs Security firms in melbournibad?.

    Comrades.

  55. struth

    I’m confused. This morning we have a segment on Seven about terrorism in public spaces and how government can “keep Australia safe”.

    I’d rather they kept Australians safe.

    I don’t like the odds.
    They imported the murderers in the first place, so it’s rather like being told to “trust me” by a serial rapist, while he’s forced you to drop your strides and bend over.

  56. calli

    The west had moved so far to the left that you thought soft left was right wing.
    And we had no examples to show you what real right wing economics was.
    We do now, so the game has changed substantially.

    Thanks Struth. I’m stealing that for my next (inevitable) Trumpetty, trumpetty Trump session.

  57. struth

    Seems I’m in moderation for saying nothing in particular

  58. struth

    I’d rather they kept Australians safe.

    I don’t like the odds.
    They imported the murderers in the first place, so it’s rather like being told to “trust me” by a serial rapist, while he’s forced you to drop your strides and bend over.

  59. struth

    I’m confused. This morning we have a segment on Seven about terrorism in public spaces and how government can “keep Australia safe”.

    Commenting about this and how the government caused the problem in the first place got me into moderation

  60. Geriatric Mayfly

    Princess Michael apologises for wearing ‘racist’ blackamoor brooch to …

    It’s much worse than it appears at first sight. The brooch has a direct connection to slavery. So say the ever vigilant experts in these matters. (Barbary slaves excluded of course)

  61. Anthony

    calli
    #2591903, posted on December 23, 2017 at 7:31 am
    I’m confused. This morning we have a segment on Seven about terrorism in public spaces and how government can “keep Australia safe”. We are told to carry on, to continue to use public spaces. Footage is shown of the Melbourne Mow-down.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but yesterday we were told that this was not a terrorist event, the motive remained unclear. The PM called it an “isolated incident”. Yet here we are being advised by Dutton on how we should conduct ourselves in the coming weeks of festivities.

    There’s something missing in this story. I just can’t put my finger on it.

    Who in the world, with the exception of Vicpol and the Hunchback of Spring Street, is not referring to the Flinders Street atrocity as a terrorist incident?

  62. cynical1

    Correct me if I’m wrong but yesterday we were told that this was not a terrorist event, the motive remained unclear. The PM called it an “isolated incident”. Yet here we are being advised by Dutton on how we should conduct ourselves in the coming weeks of festivities.

    It’s alright for him.

    A mansion in Point Piper and The A team following him.

    Us?

    Well, they won’t change our way of life.

    Bollards, sirens, new military grade rifles for an elite squad, security everywhere.

    Just in case the odd mental patient chucks a wobbly.

    Malcolm, don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.

    Now, about that new fence for Parliament house…

  63. stackja

    John Constantine
    #2591902, posted on December 23, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Who let her in the shed with hair that could be caught. In other areas such as hospitality hair is kept under cover.

  64. John Constantine

    “Her gorgeous, long, curly hair tied back in a bun, young Casey never knew what horror was to strike….”

    The hundred year old overhead uncovered spinning shafts like the one that scalped the young girl are museum pieces.

    Stacking wool under an uncovered spinning shaft is museum artifact level thinking.

    Mulesing campaigns haven’t shut down the wool industry, but safe woolshed inspectors, MLA Safe meat inspectors, breathalyzer raids, electrical appliances annual inspectors will see the older, grumpier set in their ways Class hounded from the industry.

    This borderline describes me.

    Eat mashed grasshopper cake and extruded algae gruel while wearing hemp sacks.

    The glorious workers paradise looms ever closer.

    Comrades.

  65. stackja

    Othello inspired blackamoor? Ban Othello?

  66. Apologies if this has been discussed but I just saw a lost of countries thst voted against the UN resolution condemning the US tecognition of Jerusalem as capital.Surely we didnt vote Yes

  67. notafan

    Police say Noori may be charged with under terror laws.

    Join the dots people, the police can’t.

    That Christmas Blood request from ISIS didn’t fall on deaf ears.

    Unless he’s a candidate for the facility in Ararat he’s a textbook terrorist.
    ISIS aren’t a no ticket no work kind of outfit.

    Neither is Islam.

    Dan Andrews had done his very best work for Noori’s defence lawyer.

    Bad luck for the victims, watching the taxpayer foot Noori’s legal bills.

  68. struth

    Just on the denial of our police as to the cause of the terrorist attack.

    It is hard for an Australian to sit and watch a senior member of the police so brazenly, without an ounce of embarrassment make a political and stupid statement that they can’t find a link to terrorist groups, therefore it’s not an act of terror.
    Made me sick to my stomach.
    I know they aren’t very bright but I reckon he’s heard of the Koran.
    Don’t you?
    They must be a certain kind of thick, but unfortunately we know they are not.
    They are politicised and therefore are very dangerous.

    It is time to face up to what will be coming next.
    As has happened in Britain and Germany especially.
    They will turn a blind eye to Mussies and will be sitting their troops down at computers to track down average joes who display thought crimes and use hate speech like “I am against terrorism and terrorists”.
    Or “they all seem to be Muslim”
    Or “who let them in if they want to kill us”

    They know we are not buying it, so the next step is to force us to buy it.

    How much longer do we give Catallaxy files?

  69. The Moribund Barking Toad

    top eighty

  70. struth

    Rae, your a fuckwit.
    There is no such thing as trickle down economics (it’s a lefty meme) and to link to an emotional lefty spouting emotional class warfare trying to look respectable isn’t your finest hour.
    In fact if you had a brain you’d be ashamed of yourself.

  71. Delta A

    Letter from the Weekend $Oz:

    Australians should give themselves a pat on the back for ending the year on a high. We have same-sex marriage, our freedoms are on a leash, the wrecker’s ball is poised above another coal-fired power station, a fresh batch of university students are graduating in the fine art of shutting down debate, and children are getting to choosing their gender. With those noble objectives under our belt, here’s to greater success next year — cheers.

    Dale Ellis, Travancore, Vic

  72. stackja

    David Speers: Ice remains a cold killer
    David Speers, The Daily Telegraph
    December 23, 2017 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    While the focus on terrorism is to be expected after an attack such as the one in Flinders St, this should also be a wake-up call about the need to do much more about ice.

    It’s a social evil and a risk to all. Not just the users.

    Comments:

    Any evidence he was affected by ‘ice’ at the time? The man is telling you the reasons for his actions, yet authorities refuse to take him at his word. The authorities are desperate to say it has nothing to do with the mans religion.

    It’s always drugs and mental health issues, and never what the reason that perpetrators tell them.

    Who made ‘ice’ ‘fashionable’? We know. Also we know the real motivation. The word we must not speak.

    This is disturbing.

    I hear that people selling marijuana are sprinkling it with ice, without telling the buyers.

  73. Our politicians should get the choice of leaving the U.N. or be lined up and shot every time one of our lives are taken from the murderers at war with the west, they are importing.

    Struth, have a warm cup of Milo and settle down mate. Twelve months ago you were berating me for daring to suggest recording a protest in the mildest possible way – by casting an informal vote. The way you carried on at the time you’d think I had suggested everybody sacrifice their first born to the Sun God or something. Now you’re advocating shooting politicians.

    Let’s face it mate. A person who won’t even send a polite message to the politicians via their ballot paper, is unlikely to start shooting them. Let’s stick with the reality of what’s actually possible.

  74. struth

    Apologies if this has been discussed but I just saw a lost of countries thst voted against the UN resolution condemning the US tecognition of Jerusalem as capital.Surely we didnt vote Yes

    We abstained.
    Gutless as we are.

  75. struth

    struth, mind your manners.

    I will once you fuck off.

  76. stackja

    Morsie
    #2591927, posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:03 am
    Apologies if this has been discussed but I just saw a lost of countries thst voted against the UN resolution condemning the US tecognition of Jerusalem as capital.Surely we didnt vote Yes

    Oz abstained.

  77. cynical1

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/isis-al-qaeda-car-attacks-nice-france-2016-7?r=US&IR=T

    There’s plenty of similar variations on this theme online.

    Can anyone tell me why it is immediately discounted as a motive?

    Our politicians and police force need this question relentlessly thrown at them.

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bad luck for the victims, watching the taxpayer foot Noori’s legal bills.

    Step up that Starry pest.

  79. Andreas

    From The Australian front page:

    They’re not terrorists but ‘fixated persons’; a dangerous new threat Victorian police are preparing to go after. And there may be hundreds.

    LOL

  80. calli

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    Not very smart, is he?

  81. stackja

    cynical1
    #2591941, posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:16 am
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/isis-al-qaeda-car-attacks-nice-france-2016-7?r=US&IR=T

    There’s plenty of similar variations on this theme online.

    Can anyone tell me why it is immediately discounted as a motive?

    Our politicians and police force need this question relentlessly thrown at them.

    Not Nice?

  82. John Constantine

    https://www.ripleytoday.com.au/news/scalped-in-shearing-shed-accident-the-rally-to-hel/3294461/

    At any stage, a little bit of thought could have saved this young girl from getting smashed up.

    I had honestly never thought of telling long haired female staff to wear hair coverings. In winter they usually wear beanies anyway, but the culture is important, and the Boss that tells maori chick rousies what to wear had better brace himself for an unhappy workforce.

    Right of entry to inspect shearing sheds and hand out defect notices has been a battleground for generations, but australia is now so socialist and compliant that an abc wymynsys led assault to make shearingsheds wymynsys level feelings compliant would probably succeed.

    Safe schools means unisex dunnies, safe sheepsheds means seperate male and female dunnies with flushing and rinsing and exhaust fans and scentiness…………….

  83. struth

    Struth, have a warm cup of Milo and settle down mate. Twelve months ago you were berating me for daring to suggest recording a protest in the mildest possible way – by casting an informal vote. The way you carried on at the time you’d think I had suggested everybody sacrifice their first born to the Sun God or something. Now you’re advocating shooting politicians.

    How thick can you be on this issue?
    How many times do I have to explain to you?

    I said that you should always vote as far right as you can possibly go, while you believe that it’s pointless because of preferences.
    While I agree that it might be the actual outcome, the message that is sent is better than just not voting and you will never get any change or help a minority right wing party ever get up doing it your way.
    I realise you have had many disappointments with your political life and in dealing with this, but I believe if you have a right wing party to vote for and you don’t vote for them because of preferential voting you’re just admitting defeat, and ensuring it’s continuation.
    I hope I don’t have to explain this again.
    Can we just agree to disagree?

  84. notafan

    Everyone that read a tabloid in November knows this but coinkidink right?

    Why was Noori driving west down Flinders Street.

    Just out for a relaxing peak hour unlicensed drive in a borrowed car in the CBD?

    early November ISIS call for Christmas Blood

  85. 132andBush

    It’s a question Bolt asks, but for some reason narrows it down to the Japanese.
    If mental illness causes people to run down pedestrians with vehicles, why doesn’t it manifest itself in religions other than Islam?

    I’m thinking he’s referring to the near zero import of Muslims into Japan.

  86. Delta A

    The majority of $Oz letters today slammed the ‘not-a-terrorist’ meme. Chris Kenny had an article demanding that the authorities call it truthfully: This was Islamist terror attack. Brendon O’Neill also chipped in, urging Australians not to merely accept these attacks as part of modern society: Terror can’t become the ‘new normal’.

    Meanwhile, Vic cops have found a nice, new PC term for the 300 or so lone wolves they’re watching. No more ‘potential terrorists’, we now have ‘fixated persons’.

    That’ll fool the proles.

  87. Rae

    struth, was Will Rogers a lefty?

  88. notafan

    Lighting fridges ladders

    Waleed Ali’s more change of being killed in a car accident is a bit awkward these days.

    Dutton doesn’t understand the nature of terrorism.

    I can stay indoors during a thunderstorm Mr Dutton but I can’t know when a terrorist chooses to strike.

    Terrorists inspire terror to further their political ambitions, we know we are not quite at the Anatolia capitulation point yet, but they’re working on it.

  89. John Constantine

    The way their population Ponzi scheme works is simple.

    We must import mass numbers of military age musselman musclemen to be employed to stand around as ‘security’ and search obsolete Australians entering public events.

    Because the existing vote plantations of military age musselman musclemen become so insulted and enraged if searched by a non-musselman, or worse if their any of their wives are searched by an infidel, they lose control and have to kill us.

    It isn’t a death-spiral, it is just how Ponzi schemes keep grasping for one last layer to bring in to make it all work.

  90. min

    Heard a rumour last night that Malcolm has not got NBN at Pt Piper , also the reason . Anyone out there know anything?

  91. I hope I don’t have to explain this again.
    Can we just agree to disagree?

    Fair enough, Struth. However, since you’ve now just confirmed you won’t even withhold a vote from them, it’s more than a bit ridiculous for you to continue advocating violence against them that you know you will never instigate. I guess you could try sticking your thumbs in your ears, wiggling your fingers, poking out your tongue, and going nyah nyah nyah at them.

  92. struth

    How old do you think I am Rae?

  93. Rae

    I don’t care how old you are, struth. Do you think Will Rogers was a lefty?

  94. stackja

    calli
    #2591954, posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Shouldn’t FBI be concentrating more on Wussia?

  95. John Constantine

    A ‘fixated person’ of course can be any obsolete and deplorable Australian that says more than once that our quisling corrupt bribe seeking politicals need a frozen duck up ’em.

    To placate our paid imported informant class, the State needs to unleash their heavily armed paramilitary squads against as many pale stale males as possible, to prove they are not racist.

    The optics the State wants are of Bluey having the door to hs mums carshed kicked in before sunrise and being dragged out to the paramilitary jailvan, while clear plastic containers full of racist Biggles books are carted away as evidence. In front of their abc camera crews.

    This is the future of ‘fixated persons’ as the State prefers to crush them.

  96. Geriatric Mayfly

    we now have ‘fixated persons’.

    Are not we all fixated in our own special way? It might be grandkids, it might be a pet cat (for some) it could be an aspect of work. Wine, women and song also come to mind. Fishing will do me. Fixated I remain.

  97. Some twisted logic from Monst this evening and treated with kid gloves.
    Apparently the government “gives” the rich money and they keep it.
    Pure dickheaded reverse reality born of envy.

    Monty’s the fat kid sitting under a tree drinking coke from money he begged from his mother, jealously sniping at his muscular brother digging a hole for a new tree in the hot sun.

    In years to come, he’ll only go beneath himself to speak to his evil brother when he needs money from him.

  98. struth

    Fair enough, Struth. However, since you’ve now just confirmed you won’t even withhold a vote from them, it’s

    Your withholding a vote for a right wing party that never has a chance if we all did what you do.
    And the libs would take it as a sign to move further to the left.

    The last Queensland election proves my point.
    The message of where the votes went won’t be lost on the liberals (or shouldn’t be, and it legitimises voting for Hanson for many more voters next time.
    They won’t be believing the media on this issue, and will know exactly where there votes went.
    Just like Howard realised he had to take on some One Nation policy to win when she first appeared.
    Wouldn’t have happened if nobody voted for her and did your little trick.

    I am actually not for capital punishment, so yes I am very angry that the blame for this terrorism inflicted on us isn’t being placed at the feet of those who have caused the murder of many Australians.
    Pro Muslim immigration Politicians taking orders from the U.N.
    They deserve to be shot, but if I was supreme commander of Ausbroke.a.stan, they would be put away for life, they are the murderous traitors.

  99. struth

    Are you talking about the old cowboy in the movies, when they were still black and white?

  100. stackja

    Mr. Deeds was pixelated.

  101. Nick

    While the focus on terrorism is to be expected after an attack such as the one in Flinders St, this should also be a wake-up call about the need to do much more about ice.

    One loon is purported by the Police to have been on ice. Ipso facto, the media immediately say that more should be done about ice.

    The loon and indeed every other terrorist, attempted or otherwise, was a Muslim. Strange that not only aren’t the media asking questions about ‘what needs to be done’, they are covering it up.

  102. min

    Good news story. I live in a retirement apartment where we have a new cleaner. I talk to all the staff here and asked her name that turned out to be same sa d-in-l and she was from Sudan. She starts at 7 in the
    morning finishes at 1.30 . She has 2 sons 17 and15 at school at catholic college on part scolarship and she work s to make up the rest . She tell s me her eldest is very clever and does VCE next year and both boys were working hard at school. Let’s hope that these boys like their mum make good Aussie citizens.

  103. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2591924, posted on December 23, 2017 at 7:55 am
    The Truth Is: Tricke Down Economics Don’t Work

    Fuck off Septimus you Big Government, tax hoovering cockhead.

  104. Tom

    The Truth Is: Trickle Down Economics Don’t Work

    … says the Big Government troll who has never earned a dollar that wasn’t first confiscated from someone else.

    The next year is going to absolutely hilarious for you, Googleory. Get active on Twitter like Monty to have your daily denialist talking points delivered to you to counter the GDP growth numbers coming out of Trump’s America. You’ll need to do better that nobody lefties making Youtubes in their mum’s basement describing the zombie economics inside their head.

    #LeftismIsAMental Illness.

  105. The new narrative – “Lone wolf obsessives”

    We have retained the “Lone wolf” because it is a convenient excuse for not investigating any further.

  106. calli

    While the focus on terrorism is to be expected after an attack such as the one in Flinders St, this should also be a wake-up call about the need to do much more about ice.

    Can someone please interview Ice and establish a motive for the attack?

    Ta.

  107. stackja

    calli
    #2591976, posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Ice is blocked and not able to thaw at the moment.

  108. Rae

    I’m not talking about anyone, struth. I asked if you think Will Rogers was a lefty?

  109. The last Queensland election proves my point.

    No, Struth, actually it doesn’t. In fact it proves the exact opposite.
    PHON didn’t run in all seats. If they had, amortised over the whole electorate they would have got around 23% of the first preference vote. And for all that they got one seat. In reality, all they did was decide which of the two major parties ended up forming government. Via the flow of their compulsory preferences.

    Given that policy-wise PHON are almost diametrically opposed to the aims of both Labor and the LNP, that’s one dismal result for all the work, time, effort, and money expended on PHON’s behalf, by literally thousands of volunteers. Most of them won’t show up next time.

  110. They’re not terrorists but ‘fixated persons’; a dangerous new threat Victorian police are preparing to go after. And there may be hundreds.

    The Australian. Either very evil or very stupid.
    Or both.

  111. struth

    While the focus on terrorism is to be expected after an attack such as the one in Flinders St, this should also be a wake-up call about the need to do much more about ice.

    He said he did it because he was upset at the way ICE was being treated?

  112. Empire GTHO Phase III

    McCabe’s sidekick at this week’s closed door Congressional committee hearing has been demoted by Wray. Turns out he has form with leaking.

    “Jim was distressed about it but was confident he hadn’t leaked anything’’ and would be cleared, one U.S. official said.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbis-top-lawyer-said-to-be-reassigned/2017/12/21/2ac76640-e6b5-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?tid=ss_tw-amp&utm_term=.44a20c251fe4

  113. Baldrick

    Exactly Tom. What a surprise cockhead Grig O’Rae favours the Leftard trickle up economics model.

  114. struth

    I’m not talking about anyone, struth. I asked if you think Will Rogers was a lefty?

    Fuck off troll.

  115. Rae

    Manners, struth. Will Rogers is credited with inventing the term “Trickle down economics”, but I don’t know if he was a lefty. Do you think he was? Why?

  116. stackja

    C.L.
    #2591986, posted on December 23, 2017 at 9:07 am
    Ahahahahahaha.

    Mental health experts call for reform after Flinders Street carnage.

    Richmond Déjà vu.

  117. OneWorldGovernment

    Let us put all refugees directly in to Canberra.

  118. Baldrick

    The last time you talked economics GrigoRae you made a fool of yourself:

    Grigory M
    #1744268, posted on July 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm
    Well, it’s not actually (our money). It was given to them (the ABC) by the government that we elected to do things on our behalf – so, it’s actually their money.

    Now fuck off.

  119. struth

    No, Struth, actually it doesn’t. In fact it proves the exact opposite.
    PHON didn’t run in all seats. If they had, amortised over the whole electorate they would have got around 23% of the first preference vote. And for all that they got one seat. In reality, all they did was decide which of the two major parties ended up forming government. Via the flow of their compulsory preferences.

    .

    So do you reckon it would be better had they not been there?

    They only gave a preferential option this time, because of the very fear of PHON.

    The game is rigged, but the message is still there.
    The liberals weren’t up to speed and an alternative is coming along, and growing all the time.
    Something that would never have happened if all right wing voters took your advice.
    Your disappointed and when it comes to voting you are on strike.
    The message is more important than just giving up in my view, so let’s agree to disagree.

  120. They are not sending us their best:

    More than 1 in 5 of all federal inmates in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons are immigrants, as of the end of the fiscal year 2017, a federal report released Thursday said. The report also found that 94 percent of confirmed foreign-born inmates in federal incarceration were in the country illegally. The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security issued their final quarterly report for 2017 measuring progress since a January executive order by President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration. The report also found that about two-thirds of all immigrants in the custody of U.S. Marshals Service were in the United States illegally. “This shows undeniably the need to secure the southern border with a wall to prevent many of the crimes from occurring,” a senior administration official said. This is the third report issued since a Jan. 25 executive order regarding interior enforcement of immigration laws.”

    The state prisons hold the vast majority of inmates so the same is likely to be reflected there. Remember that Leftists (incl. Cato libertarians) have claimed in the past that immigrants, incl. illegals, are more law-abiding then native-born Australians. The insect overlord class really hate your average native with a vengeance.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    The way their population Ponzi scheme works is simple.

    Finally, someone gets it. Not you John, you certainly do. I mean the Hungarians:

    Hungary: We Will Make Our Country Family Friendly So Population Can Grow Without Mass Migration

    The Hungarian government has pledged measures to support naturally growing the population — rejecting mass migration — as an effort to halt the demographic decline after Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared 2018 to be a “year of families”.

    Start with “one for mum, one for dad and one for the country” and work from there guys. It can be done. But no one tries, except Peter Costello and now Viktor Orbán . Everyone else in power is in thrall to the globalist propaganda.

  122. Mater

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    Statistically, what was the chance of being injured in a mass shooting incident prior to the great purge of ’96?

  123. egg_

    Reaganomics is dumb. The theory goes like this:

    1. Goverment gives rich people more money.
    2. Rich people give poor people more money.
    3. Poor people spend the money to grow the economy.

    Versus the immigration invasion which just pushes up the cost of housing and employs Community Services off the tax payers teat.

  124. stackja

    gorgiasl
    #2591990, posted on December 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Australia police say driver who plowed into crowd has no extremist links
    https://www.reuters.com/…/australia-police-say-driver-who-plowed-into-crowd-has-n…
    1 day ago – Victorian police said a second man who had been arrested at the scene on Thursday had been released and was expected to be charged with possession of cannabis and a controlled weapon. These offences are not linked to the Flinders Street incident. All roads in Melbourne’s central business district .

  125. Does anyone else consider the state and federal media releases as verging on hysterical?
    Strikes me as really over the top.
    Are the usual “media unit” people on holidays? Or are things finally falling apart?

  126. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2591741, posted on December 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    So why does this change impact so heavily on blue states?

    Blue states have higher state taxes to fund better hospitals and schools etc. I pity the Republican fool in California, New York or Pennsylvania who wants to keep their House seat next November after voting for this bill. They will be the first to drown in the wave.

    So blue states raise their state taxes, then deduct them from the Federal taxes.

    This reduces the funding available for Federal programs in all states, impacting disproportionately on the poorer states? Sounds fair!

  127. Victorian police said a second man who had been arrested at the scene on Thursday had been released

    Sh1t.

  128. Geriatric Mayfly

    This very week lightning strikes stretched from Australia’s north west, across the continent to the south east. This pattern lasted several days. Reported deaths: zero. On Thursday, an ice-crazed SUV brought c. 20 citizens as near as dammit to their Creator.

  129. egg_

    M0ntynomics – tax cuts to da pooer!

  130. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Are the usual “media unit” people on holidays? Or are things finally falling apart?

    The latter.

    The mob that formed around Flinders St on Thursday afternoon was angry. The cops looked nervous.

  131. Boambee John

    m0nty

    Fascinating to watch you trot out pretty much every leftist meme last night.

    Equally fascinating to see your comment about running a business and employing some casual staff.

    I thought the left was against casualisation of the work force? As a good leftist, shouldn’t you employ full time staff, or at the very least permanent part time staff? Or is it different when you have to pay?

    Hypocrite!

  132. struth

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    If lightning was a muslim terrorist, the Australian government would be busy standing under shelter while forcing us all out into the open to walk around holding long steel poles.
    When somebody got fried they’d call it a one off, and something we have to live with as it was a lone wolf strike.
    The Victorian police will hold a press conference telling everyone that they don’t know what caused the lightning but it definitely isn’t connected to thunderstorms.

  133. Mater

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    Easy to come up with such favourable statistics if you use ‘declared’ terrorist events in Australia as one of your variables.
    How many people have been injured during a ‘government acknowledged terrorist attack’, Peter?

  134. The mob that formed around Flinders St on Thursday afternoon was angry.

    The most encouraging thing to come out of this mess so far.

  135. Nick

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    You know what to do when lightning is about, stay indoors. How does one avoid crossing a road in normal circumstances?

  136. egg_

    This very week lightning strikes stretched from Australia’s north west, across the continent to the south east. This pattern lasted several days.

    IIRC global lightning generates more electricity in day than mankind does in a year – not to mention all that Ozone – Lovelock!

  137. egg_

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    So it wasn’t Mo’ed down.

  138. Snoopy

    On bitcoin:

    “After its parabolic-like rally, a crash was imminent and so it has proved,” said Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at Forex.com in London.

    I hope old mate Fawad knows more about markets than he does about mathematics.

  139. lotocoti

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    So where are all the Faraday cages?

  140. Andreas

    Weird response to a one-off incident:

    Police boost for Melbourne after Flinders St attack
    SAFETY MEASURE
    MELBOURNE will see a noticeably beefed up police presence around the CBD and for major events in coming days, including the Boxing Day Test and Carols by Candlelight, following Thursday’s horrific Flinders St attack.

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    IIRC global lightning generates more electricity in day than mankind does in a year

    God. Don’t tell Weatherdill this. Those cumulo-nimbus have all the ingredients of a big battery.

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    including the Boxing Day Test $50, 000 thank you.
    and Carols by Candlelight That will be another $50,000 in the kitty. Ta!

  143. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Scott Pruitt plays Santa.

    As I’ve argued before, the EPA has always had less to do with protecting the environment – Colorado gold mine, anyone? – than it does with killing business.

    Essentially, it is a communist sleeper cell introduced to the heart of the U.S. government system by Richard Nixon in the mistaken belief that paying Danegeld to your enemies will make them leave you alone.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/22/delingpole-christmas-is-here-everyone-epa-officials-are-leaving-in-droves/

  144. Infidel Tiger

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    There’s more chance of being run over by a muzzie than you being re-elected, you chinless moron.

    This is the same guy who approved a $150million fence around Parliament. What a coxksucking arsehole of a man. He spends his days filling this country with third world trash and then tells us to behave when they start taking out the locals.

  145. egg_

    Grigory M
    #1744268, posted on July 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm
    Well, it’s not actually (our money). It was given to them (the ABC) by the government that we elected to do things on our behalf – so, it’s actually their money.

    Says a Govt employee of teh NSW ‘elf Dept – the largest employer in the Southern Hemisphere IIRC.

  146. BrettW

    Good to see KRudd, today’s Oz, having a go at Shorten / Labor over CFMEU thugs and WA Labor award to Joe McDonald.

    KRudd was right to kick McDonald out of the party in 2007. During 2013 leadership fight with Albo Shorten very happy to be photographed with McDonald when seeking CFMEU support.

    One thing is for sure and that is that if Shorten becomes PM the wishes of the Unions will be his priority rather than what is good for the country.

  147. Boambee John

    struth at 0529

    Can anyone really be this thick?
    Small businesses owners and risk takers are automatically in the “rich” category,

    The stupid thing is, m0nty owns and runs a small business, but he cannot see that his words apply to himself.

  148. The mob that formed around Flinders St on Thursday afternoon was angry.

    The most encouraging thing to come out of this mess so far.

    +1

    Methinks the pressure on the dam wall is building.
    When things do fall apart. It will be quick and destructive.

    I have no idea about the crowd at Flinders, but my mainly left leaning work colleagues are angry.

  149. egg_

    “Trickle down economics”

    Car makers do the same – advanced features developed for luxury models trickle down to base models; paid for by the bread and butter base models.

  150. Anthony

    Vicpol are really making it easy for themselves. To Vicpol, every criminal is simply a societal aberration, a mentally ill member of society. FMD – are there no criminals like terrorists left in Victoria?

  151. struth

    I have no idea about the crowd at Flinders, but my mainly left leaning work colleagues are angry.

    Their multi culti virtue signalling la la land politics caused it, so why are they angry?

  152. struth

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    He was in Japan.

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Methinks the pressure on the dam wall is building.
    When things do fall apart. It will be quick and destructive.

    The Second Coming
    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

  154. Nick

    MELBOURNE will see a noticeably beefed up police presence around the CBD

    Why? After all, this weeks event was a one off. Are they saying that ‘lightning strikes’ occur at Christmas ? How coincidental.

  155. MELBOURNE will see a noticeably beefed up police presence around the CBD

    Why?

    Answer: It’s what you do when you can’t find something to BAN.

  156. notafan

    Blue states have higher state taxes to fund better hospitals and schools

    Evidence that blue states have better public hospitals and schools

    More like they are funding their illegals.

    from 2011 but I doubt much has changed

    HERE’S A SHOCKER: Republican States Have The Best Public Schools In The Country, By A Long Shot

  157. lotocoti

    To Vicpol, every criminal is simply a societal aberration, a mentally ill member of society.

    Just like the good old Soviet Union.

  158. Ivan Denisovich

    A BRISBANE high school has been accused of indoctrinating its students with assignments that ask them to argue for changing the Australian flag and to criticise US President Donald Trump.

    Sky News has obtained a copy of a year eight English assignment that tasks Kenmore State High School students with writing a persuasive speech on creating a new flag that “represents contemporary Australia”.

    “This isn’t what they should be doing in English,” the grandmother of a male student at school, told Sky News.

    “I was really incensed because all these reasons for changing the flag were very political.

    “There was another instance where I had to help him with an assignment and it was all about saving Antarctica from melting, and I thought this is politics.”

    The woman said her granddaughter was taken out of the school last year over similar concerns about the curriculum.

    Her granddaughter was given an assignment in year seven on the US President’s proposed Mexican border wall, she said.

    “The teacher did say that anyone who says a good word about Donald Trump won’t get a good mark,” Ms Tomes said.

    The Queensland Education Department said the assignments were in line with the curriculum.

    “If parents have concerns with the nature of class discussion around the curriculum and activities, they are encouraged to speak with the school principal,” the department said in a statement to Sky News.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/school-life/brisbane-school-accused-of-politicising-classroom/news-story/7d4a28952ec2a37351ccc713ab9ac487

    This is supposed to be an exception rather than the rule? LOL. I know of one teacher who was telling her students to hope that Trump dies asap. At least she didn’t call outright for Trump’s assasination as many of her fellow travellers have.

  159. Blue states have higher state taxes to fund better hospitals and schools

    monty is clueless about the United States. Pay him no heed.

  160. Boambee John

    Tom at 0855

    Get active on Twitter like Monty to have your daily denialist talking points delivered to you to counter the GDP growth numbers coming out of Trump’s America.

    Actually Tom, I think we underestimate m0nty. He is clearly a top political operative specialising in US politics.

    Haven’t you noticed how the DNC always takes up m0nty’s talking points?

  161. So blue states raise their state taxes, then deduct them from the Federal taxes.

    This reduces the funding available for Federal programs in all states, impacting disproportionately on the poorer states? Sounds fair!

    Don’t worry BJ, blue states still subsidise red states to a massive degree. New Jersey gets back 60 cents in the dollar from its contributions.

  162. calli
    #2591944, posted on December 23, 2017 at 8:19 am
    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.
    Not very smart, is he?

    No, Dutton is not smart to compare Mowing down people to the “viral” images of lightning striking near the Opera House a few days ago.
    Everyone has been there, watched NYE celebrations thunder out from there, and the media has been all over the incident. An icon under threat and an iconic image shared around Australia.
    The message? Australians do have a strong chance of being run down by an Islamic fighter. Which we now know numbers tens of hundreds.

  163. Mater

    Oh great. Dutton tells me I have more chance of being hit by lightning than being run down by Mo.

    Lightning strikes are rare and geographically random…so why the bollards, Peter?

  164. So we have countries building (or planning to) walls to keep them out.

    Maybe the logic is wrong. We/they should be building walls to keep them in. Restricted to their own country.

  165. Zatara

    Blue states have higher state taxes to fund better hospitals and schools more giveaway programs to the leftist voteherds.

    Now the blue state taxpayers get to decide how much they are willing to pay for those social welfare rorts out of their own pockets via high state taxes. Because the other states are tired of subsidizing them.

  166. Up The Workers!

    Our A.L.P. (Allah’s Local Party) Police Chiefs assure us that the perpetrator of the Flinders Street atrocity was suffering from a “mental illness” and that there are absolutely no implications of terrorism that they can see.

    Is this some specific type of “mental illness” that all Catholics are immune to?
    And atheists?
    And Anglicans?
    And Presbyterians?
    And Methodists?
    And Orthodox Christians?
    And Buddhists?
    And Jews?
    And Hindus?
    And Jehovah’s Whatnots?
    And Mormons?
    And Seventh Dingo Adventurists?
    And Greenies?
    And Moonies?
    And Scientologists?

    Because I don’t see any of THEIR mental illness sufferers doing the same things in order to murder their fellow citizens!

    Maybe Police Chiefs should go back to sticking to the facts and leave the lies, the bulldust and the backside-covering fraud to their crooked political bosses who let all these barbaric murderous savages in, in the first instance.

  167. notafan

    All other things aside some states have a lot of poor people, often as the consequence of have been de industralised.

    New Jersey is a net loser of Fed taxes is no different to WA, most like

    ranking of state taxes

    New Jersey median household income is the second highest in the US

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mayfly, that Yeats poem will reverberate through my head now as I start to re-deem my previous failures at Begonnias in three special terrace pots I look after myself. I have had some success with Petunias but they are looking bedraggled now after the heat and rain. For Christmas, I have decided to rip them out and try some spindly type of grasses surrounding a pretty Christmas flowering plant in the centre. That centre had better hold or we will be left with anarchic grass. 🙂

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just flicked on the tv to check out the EPG.
    Here’s Dan the Man on ABC24 saying “we’re recruiting more police than ever!”
    So even more coppers will now be standing around watching muzzos playing ‘Run Over Infidels’.

  170. The government doesn’t give money to anyone.
    It doesn’t have any it hasn’t taken out of the economy in the first place.
    Businesses under Trump now get to keep more of their own.
    They grow their businesses employing more people,( and the businesses supplying them expand).
    They aren’t on welfare anymore and pay tax to the government.
    Everyone has more money to spend and the government actually increases it’s revenue.

    Ah yes struth, the good old Laffer curve. Now don’t get me wrong, I think the curve exists, I just disagree with you as to its shape. Depending on which study you look at, the research on the matter seems to coalesce around figures of 70% or 35% as the sweet spot where government maximises tax revenue. Certainly nowhere near the effective 20% tax rate that applies in the US right now.

    Reagan had to backtrack on his tax cuts when it became apparent that tax revenue wasn’t going to magically increase. Brownback was dragged kicking and screaming to the same conclusion in Kansas recently. Trump won’t care, it’s not his debt. Ryan and McConnell will try to use the deficit blowout to slash Medicare and Social Security. The American voters are already onto the scam, that’s why the bill is the least popular in history.

  171. saying “we’re recruiting more police than ever!”

    Why do we need more police?
    It’s just fixated persons and Obsessive Lone wolves.

  172. playing ‘Run Over Infidels’

    Can one download that game to the iPhone?

  173. Rabz

    People, stop attempting to debate m0nty on economics.

    You’d be better off discussing the intricacies of particle physics with a doberman.

  174. Mater

    Why do we need more police?

    Revenue raising. $50,000 a hit.
    Enforcing our laws is a growth industry! 😉

  175. zyconoclast

    The Australian despicable Government opposed this.

    But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/haleys-moment-we-will-remember.php

    With the rampant immigration, destruction of the power system, the economically bankrupting NDIS boondoggle, safe schools-SSM cultural Marxism and ever increasing taxation on just about everything…

    This UN vote is very, very low on the list of despicableness.

  176. struth

    Just flicked on the tv to check out the EPG.
    Here’s Dan the Man on ABC24 saying “we’re recruiting more police than ever!”

    That’s exactly what he wants to do.
    That’s what the police chiefs want to do.

    Expand government and expand control.
    Expanding the police is a priority.
    But not for the safety of citizens.

    If you want to expand any department, find it’s reason for existence and grow that reason.
    Find any other reasons you can.
    Make reasons up.
    Import reasons.
    Never ever solve, delete, or even minimise the reason.
    If it means death and misery to the proles, so be it.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    New Jersey gets back 60 cents in the dollar from its contributions.

    Oh dear.

    New Jersey In Fiscal Peril As David Tepper Departs (2016)

    Now another state is in the crosshairs following the imminent “exstatiation” of prominent hedge fund billionaire, Appaloosa’s David Tepper.

    As Bloomberg reports, the decision by billionaire hedge-fund manager David Tepper to quit New Jersey for tax-friendly Florida has put the Garden State in fiscal peril, and could complicate estimates of how much tax money the struggling state will collect, the head of the Legislature’s nonpartisan research branch warned lawmakers.

    That’s right: one person can make or break the precarious fiscal balance of New Jersey.

    According to Bloomberg, Tepper, 58, registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condominium as his permanent address, and in December filed a court document declaring that he is now a resident of the state. On Jan. 1, he relocated his Appaloosa Management from New Jersey to Florida, which is free of personal-income and estate taxes.

    His move has put NJ state officials in a state of near panic.

    But the worst news is for New Jersey residents who already bear the country’s third-highest tax burden, according to the Tax Foundation in Washington. Along with the nation’s highest property taxes, it’s one of two states that levy both an estate tax on the deceased and an inheritance tax on their heirs. The income-tax rate for top earners is 8.97%. Democratic legislators have repeatedly passed a millionaire’s tax that would increase the levy to 10.75 percent, but Republican Governor Chris Christie has vetoed it each time.

    Will the last rich person leaving New Jersey please turn the lights off and remove the rake from M0nty’s face.

  178. nemkat

    The message of where the votes went won’t be lost on the liberals (or shouldn’t be, and it legitimises voting for Hanson for many more voters next time.

    The lost votes went straight to the ALP.
    3 in 10 ALP voters giving the LNP their preference is the proof.

    The issues? Adani and Turnbull, maybe. In Brisbane Electorates, HTVs preferenced ALP over PHON and The Greens.
    Out in the scrub, scummy National Party Members pandered to PHON to try and save their Seats.
    Here’s the problem:
    One Nation appeals to people who believe in the Tooth Fairy,i.e. ALP voters.
    Looking to win Government on the back of One Nation is a fool’s errand, even if the LNP had won, what could they have offered their new One Nation supporters and still be credible to their rusted on LNP voters?
    Here’s the real lesson of the 2017 Qld Election:
    the ALP lost voters to One Nation and The Greens that they aren’t getting back.
    The win maybe was there for the LNP, but the National Party still hasn’t learnt the lessons of 1998.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Her gorgeous, long, curly hair tied back in a bun, young Casey never knew what horror was to strike….”

    The hundred year old overhead uncovered spinning shafts like the one that scalped the young girl are museum pieces.

    Stacking wool under an uncovered spinning shaft is museum artifact level thinking.

    I’m struggling with this whole story. How old was the shed? I haven’t seen overhead shafts for forty years, and haven’t seen a wool press that had to be trampled down for the same time.

  180. Nick

    That’s exactly what he wants to do.
    That’s what the police chiefs want to do.
    Expand government and expand control.

    Yep. All aimed at catching those driving one kilometre over the limit or speaking rudely at the football.

  181. notafan

    From Twitter (a reliablemonty source) Top ten US cities with the highest crime rate in the country:

    1. St. Louis
    2. Detroit
    3. Birmingham
    4. Memphis
    5. Milwaukee
    6. Rockford
    7. Baltimore
    8. Little Rock
    9. Oakland
    10. Kansas City

    It’s no coincidence all ten cities have Democrat Mayors in office.

  182. notafan

    Mr Mundine snr

    Starting to not believe @VictoriaPolice re the terrorist attack yesterday.
    There comment doesn’t match up with the evidence they’ve released.

    Must be interesting Christmas dinners at the Mundine home

  183. Zatara

    Reagan Tax cuts

    Thanks to “bracket creep,” the inflation of the 1970s pushed millions of taxpayers into higher tax brackets even though their inflation-adjusted incomes were not rising. To help offset this tax increase and also to improve incentives to work, save, and invest, President Reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reductions during the 1980s. What happened? Total tax revenues climbed by 99.4 percent during the 1980s, and the results are even more impressive when looking at what happened to personal income tax revenues. Once the economy received an unambiguous tax cut in January 1983, income tax revenues climbed dramatically, increasing by more than 54 percent by 1989 (28 percent after adjusting for inflation).

    Facts. What a concept.

  184. C.L.

    Attorney-General Sessions announces investigation of Obama’s collusion with Hezbollah.

  185. nemkat

    It’s no coincidence all ten cities have Democrat Mayors in office.
    It’s also no coincidence that those cities are either majority Black, or have a large Black minority.
    Read earlier on The Unz Review that 50% of all murders in the US are committed by Black males aged 14- 40.
    Under 3% of the population.

  186. feelthebern

    This only way one can explain this Rae/Grig/Septimus continually popping up is that he a sock puppet of someone with article posting authority.
    I don’t reckon it is Sinc.
    I reckon it has to be Steve Kates, throwing out these banal, big gov ideas under a sock puppet to get the locals stirred up.

  187. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mayfly, that Yeats poem will reverberate through my head now

    Sorry to mess with your head Lizzie. As ye plant and sow, perhaps you should keep in mind:

    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d

  188. Arky

    What do you call someone who spends their time online trying to convince conservatives not to vote?
    A libertarian I suppose.

  189. C.L.

    When even what passes for voices of reason cannot speak the truth …

    This was Islamist terror attack

    CHRIS KENNY
    Denialism is worrying, ignorant and dangerous.

    No, Chris. It wasn’t an “Islamist” attack (a word coined to falsely differentiate terrorists from garden variety Mohammedans). It was a Muslim attack.

  190. feelthebern

    If we are not continually fighting for tax cuts & less regulation, the big gov fascists with use that as an opportunity to raise taxes & increase regulation.
    The problem is, there are more tax eaters these days than those who do not eat tax.
    We are fighting a losing battle, but we can never give up.

  191. struth

    Ah yes struth, the good old Laffer curve. Now don’t get me wrong, I think the curve exists, I just disagree with you as to its shape. Depending on which study you look at, the research on the matter seems to coalesce around figures of 70% or 35% as the sweet spot where government maximises tax revenue. Certainly nowhere near the effective 20% tax rate that applies in the US right now.

    Your “studies” are always biased knob jockeys so I am not concerned this time.
    Why?
    Because as stated earlier, you are already being proved wrong by Trump and it’s only just starting.
    This is the real world, not a lefty graph.
    After the tax cuts went through I thought, will monty be silly enough to pontificate and predict the future even more?
    Yep.
    You never learn.

    Let’s not say you weren’t warned, hey.

    It may come as a surprise to you but the measurement of an economy and it’s performance is not based on maximum tax revenue.
    Can you see your thinking there?
    Or lack of it.

    We have your brilliance last night to constantly remind you of, (along with all the other self inflicted rake battles).
    You out did yourself, and I am confident it won’t be too long before you’ll have to take another spell in the quiet corner, or change subjects as is your M.O.

  192. zyconoclast

    I’ll sum it up Calli.
    We have an unsafe immigration policy. Carry on.

    We have unneeded immigration. Please don’t carry on.

  193. Boambee John

    nemkat at 1036

    One Nation appeals to people who believe in the Tooth Fairy,i.e. ALP voters.
    Looking to win Government on the back of One Nation is a fool’s errand,

    Two myths propounded by thd keft:

    Nazis are right wing. The National SOCIALIST German WORKERS party was a socialist party (hint: look at the name it chose).

    Pauline Hanson was elected to Parliament in 1996 by Liberal voters. Wrong. Oxley had been a solid ALP seat for decades, previously held by Bill Hayden. Hanson got in on the votes of disgruntled ALP voters, fed up with Keating’s politically correct obsessions.

  194. Boambee John

    Two myths propounded by the left.

    Fat fingers!

  195. feelthebern

    If Rae/Grig/Septimus is a real person, I actually pity him.
    Clearly, never a success, he is reduced to tax eating.
    To somehow feel like a real man, he spends his time trying to justify it.
    Pity the fool.

  196. Arky

    Hey Monty, are you really concerned like me that Labor isn’t left wing enough? And voting Greens is really just voting for Shorten through preferences?
    I know.
    Lets draw giant dicks on the ballot paper as a protest.

  197. calli

    No, Dutton is not smart to compare Mowing down people to the “viral” images of lightning striking near the Opera House a few days ago.

    On those “viral” images, if that tree predates white settlement, then so do I.

  198. CHRIS KENNY
    Denialism is worrying, ignorant and dangerous.

    Nope.
    It is not Denialism.
    It is sedition, treason and opens the gate for the next “Obsessive Lone Wolf”.

  199. feelthebern

    monty is actually partially correct.
    But he is not original is saying the shape of the Laffer curve in reality versus the theory, actually does look very different.
    But while we are at it, we should look at every curve or rule in reality versus the theory.
    Example, the Taylor rule/curve in reality looks nothing like the theory – especially post QE – to the extent it is pretty much not even a coherent theory anymore.

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not allowed to leave your home empty in Mal & Dan’s fiefdom.

    ‘Criminal sanctions are available for false statements’: ATO tools up for empty house crackdown

    In November, federal Parliament passed legislation giving the Australian Taxation Office power to fine foreign investors up to $5500 a year if they leave their properties empty, plus up to $52,500 for failing to lodge their forms.

    Meanwhile, the Victorian state government’s vacant residential land tax kicks in from January 1, with owners in 16 council areas facing potential fines equal to 1 per cent of the property’s value.

    “Considering that thousands of people sleep rough — almost 7000 on Census night in 2011, more than 400 per night in Sydney in 2017 — and that hundreds of thousands face overcrowded homes or unaffordable rents, these seem like cruel and immoral revelations.

    “Public awareness of unused homes has been growing in Australia and globally. In London, Vancouver and elsewhere — just as in Sydney and Melbourne — the night-time spectacle of dark spaces in newly built ‘luxury towers’ has triggered outrage.

    Faiyaaz Shafiq, a strata law expert from JS Mueller & Co Lawyers, said at the time the problem would only get worse. “A lot of people are buying properties from overseas and leaving them,” he said. “So many owners are out there with units locked up, empty, and no one can find them.”

    Outraged they are! You can see where this is headed: forced housing of rough sleepers and country shoppers in ebil furriners’ apartments. Those pesky kulaks, how dare they own something?

  201. dopey

    Yeats Politics

    How can I, that girl standing there
    My attention fix
    On Roman or on Russian
    Or on Spanish politics,
    Yet here’s a travelled man that knows
    What he talks about,
    And there’s a politician
    That has both read and thought,
    And maybe what they say is true
    Of war and war’s alarms,
    But O that I were young again
    And held her in my arms.

  202. Boambee John

    m0nty

    Have you seen the error of your ways yet, and pledged to hire only full time or permanent part time staff in future?

    I was shocked, I say, shocked when you admitted to being part of the casualisation of the work force!

  203. Leigh Lowe

    “Public awareness of unused homes has been growing in Australia and globally. In London, Vancouver and elsewhere — just as in Sydney and Melbourne — the night-time spectacle of dark spaces in newly built ‘luxury towers’ has triggered outrage.

    Could be just people turning their lights off out of respect for Gaia.

  204. Boambee John

    m0nty, the greedy capitalist exploiter of the workers!

  205. struth

    Faiyaaz Shafiq, a strata law expert from JS Mueller & Co Lawyers, said at the time the problem would only get worse. “A lot of people are buying properties from overseas and leaving them,” he said. “So many owners are out there with units locked up, empty, and no one can find them.”

    They just take control of them in Germany now, to house the invaders.
    Property rights gone.

    As I must go too.
    Ta Ta

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Outraged they are! You can see where this is headed: forced housing of rough sleepers and country shoppers in ebil furriners’ apartments. Those pesky kulaks, how dare they own something?

    I’m betting compulsory acquisition will be the next step.

  207. nemkat

    Oxley had been a solid ALP seat for decades, previously held by Bill Hayden. Hanson got in on the votes of disgruntled ALP voters, fed up with Keating’s politically correct obsessions.
    Exactly right.
    Hanson was the endorsed Liberal candidate [she had no chance], she made comments bagging Chinese immigration, Howard disendorsed her, the ballot papers had already been printed though, and she won.
    A redistribution in Oxley giving her Forest Lake [heavily Vietnamese] and Inala [ low IQ White, now heavily Vietnamese] meant she couldn’t win in 1998, and ended her Federal career for a while.
    The lessons of how strong nationalism amongst poorer Whites is wasn’t lost on the ALP, though the Liberals have treated it as the Third Rail of Australian politics ever since.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    In 2016, 11.2 per cent of private dwellings were unoccupied on Census night, compared with 10.7 per cent five years earlier, totalling 1,089,165 dwellings. In Melbourne and Sydney, the number of empty properties increased by 19 per cent and 15 per cent respectively.

    But according to UNSW professor Hal Pawson, those figures “substantially overstate” the true number because they include temporarily empty dwellings.

    An empty house on census night = obscene wealth and waste.
    It couldn’t possibly mean being away on holidays, or on FIFO work or owning a cheap weekender.

  209. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle at 1100

    Outraged they are! You can see where this is headed: forced housing of rough sleepers and country shoppers in ebil furriners’ apartments. Those pesky kulaks, how dare they own something?

    Then we will move on to unused bedrooms (but not in the wealthy suburbs – the poor would feel “uncomfortable” if housed there)! Keeping space for the adult kids and their kids to visit? A likely excuse, you are just a greedy hoarder of space needed by the poor. Here is your new boarder, don’t forget to provide culturally sensitive meals, and get rid of that dog you evil Islamaphobe!

  210. Dr Faustus

    With the rampant immigration, destruction of the power system, the economically bankrupting NDIS boondoggle, safe schools-SSM cultural Marxism and ever increasing taxation on just about everything…

    This UN vote is very, very low on the list of despicableness.

    It’s dangerous to assume that there is a finite amount of despicableness in a government; a pool available to be doled out in various amounts to a prioritised list of causes. Only a bit left in the jar – let’s spread it on the UN vote…
    There is just despicableness, or not. A state, not a quantum.

  211. Leo G

    You’d be better off discussing the intricacies of particle physics with a doberman.

    Yes, Professor Achim Dobermann is primarily a soil scientist.

  212. dopey

    “MELBOURNE will see a noticeably beefed-up presence around the CBD”.

    Perhaps porked-up would be more appropriate.

  213. “MELBOURNE will see a noticeably beefed-up presence around the CBD”.

    For the vegetarians “Veganed up”?

  214. Leo G

    But according to UNSW professor Hal Pawson, those figures “substantially overstate” the true number because they include temporarily empty dwellings.

    By definition, a dwelling cannot be continously empty for an indefinite time.

  215. Top Ender

    I was a fixated person for a while.

    I was fixated on Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac.

    Didn’t do any good. She never returned my calls.

    Just as well. Apparently a loon.

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