Wednesday Forum: December 27, 2017

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  1. Baldrick

    Well there’s ya problem, right there:

    Victoria Police’s Superintendent Therese Fitzgerald said “youth crime in general”, rather than gangs associated with an ethnic group, was to blame.
    “We have problems with youth crime across the state and it’s not a particular group of youths we are looking into. It’s all youths. It’s youth crime,” she said.

    (via the Oz)

  2. Boambee John

    Napoleon’s message to Josephine “coming home in a few days, don’t wash!”

    “Je reviens, ne tu lave pas!”

  3. Empire GTHO Phase III

    And yet the “terrorist attack warning system loudspeakers” wasn’t used during the Flinders Street attack because they couldn’t label it terrorism for days. Much debate on radio in the aftermath as to what is and isn’t a terrorist attack and the legal definition must first apply.

    The narrative is completely busted.

    I was arguing with a cop on Thursday about 30 minutes after the crime had been committed. As the angry mob coalesced along Flinders Lane, Flinders Strret Staion was closed and the Degraves St underpass roller door was closed, preventing the crowd from dispersing.

    “It’s for your safety in case this there are follow up attacks at the station”

    Within an hour it was all “no link to terrorism”.

  4. calli

    It’s all youths. It’s youth crime,

    Liar.

  5. Boambee John

    jupes at 2309

    The current leadership is destroying the ADF for no other reason than to support feminist doctrine by promoting women ‘leaders’ for their own sake.

    Morrison will have been putting his acolytes (moles?) into positions of influence from the time he was a colonel until he retired. They will have been doing the same. It will take a series of strong leaders (stop rolling around on the gloor laughing) to repair the damage, or a purge of Stalinist proportions.

  6. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Victoria Police’s Superintendent Therese Fitzgerald said “youth crime in general”, rather than gangs associated with an ethnic group, was to blame.

    Therese has had a recent promotion, no doubt the result of her superior community liaison skills.

    Knox Inspector Therese Fitzgerald said police had been working closely with Knox Council to address drug and alcohol abuse that impacted on crime.

  7. Geriatric Mayfly

    We have problems with youth crime across the state and it’s not a particular group of youths we are looking into. It’s all youths. It’s youth crime,” she said.

    It’s the specialised crime, with violence, that concerns the community and one for which the Jungle Bunnies have developed a particular expertise. Kids stealing packets of fags from the Woop Woop supermarket might inflate the youth crime statistics, but will not mask the gang problem (Apex, Menace To Society) in the eyes of the punters

  8. zyconoclast

    Napoleon’s message to Josephine “coming home in a few days, don’t wash!”

    “Je reviens, ne tu lave pas!”

    Josephine probably was smothered in perfume so a combination of not bathing and stale sweaty perfume for days (weeks?) does not sound very appealing.

  9. Eyrie

    Is there nobody in the MSM who will publicly ridicule the authorities and VicPol for their blatant lies?

  10. Farmer Gez

    ABC radio news always full of subtext.
    Bombing in Russia after Putin thanked Trump for intelligence help.
    Trump fail.
    Australia has spent ten billion on US military goods.
    Yanks go home.
    Obama doesn’t know if he’ll be invited to the royal wedding. Trump is petty and mean.
    Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem popular in Israel. Palestinian genocide.
    Obama and Prince Harry have a lovely chat on line.
    Trump’s tweets are destroying nice social media.
    All we know for sure is snot nosed Antifa adolescents write the news and think we’re to dumb to notice the misdirection.

  11. Arky

    Napoleon was a little man with a tiny dick.

  12. If you want to have a laugh, check out the temps I’ve already been experiencing and will continue to for the next week.

  13. Arky

    We should thank Napoleon however, if the meglomaniacal idiot hadn’t thrown away the Grande Armee to a freezing death in Russia, we might all today be speaking French, constantly trying to work out the gender of various inanimate objects.

  14. Mater

    but if you don’t pass then as an officer your career is unlikely to be progress very far.

    …but if you don’t pass, and are a man, then as an officer your career is unlikely to be progress very far.

    FIFY

    As you said, two females have been designated as OC’s in two infantry battalions, yet none have passed the PESA.
    For those not in the know, winning a positions as an OC of the very limited number of Infantry Companies, is likely to be the aim of any aspiring Officer and is absolutely essential to career progression. No OC, no Commanding Officer!

    Oh, and a spot on comment from Jupes at:

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2017/12/27/wednesday-forum-december-27-2017/comment-page-2/#comment-2594965

  15. Farmer Gez

    On the bright side Dover, the big freeze in the Great Plains states may cause a mild panic in the wheat market with fears of winter kill in hard red winter wheat.
    This could give me a chance to sell wheat at a decent price. We always rely on the misfortune of others in farming.

  16. min

    Friend said her 9 yr old g’ daughter was playing with her teddies, rubbing their nose together and asked ifs the bears were gay.

  17. H B Bear

    I think the French like their women to stink to remind them of cheese.

  18. entropy

    Morrison will have been putting his acolytes (moles?) into positions of influence from the time he was a colonel until he retired. They will have been doing the same. It will take a series of strong leaders (stop rolling around on the gloor laughing) to repair the damage, or a purge of Stalinist proportions.

    It would not take as long as it takes these very same toady acolytes to realise there is a new agenda to conform to in order to get promotion.

  19. Eyrie

    Just watched the Zuckerberg clip. God, what a dick. Where is the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions?

  20. Sydney Boy

    While the SJW’s claim that Australia is so mean, accepting so few refugees, and deserve’s the world’s condemnation, Japan took in just 28 refugees last year. And amazingly, they don’t seem to have youth gang violence or mentally ill drivers.

    The rapefugee hordes are not working out so well for France, either.

  21. Farmer Gez

    AM ABC runs a story on a free recording studio in western Sydney that’s giving the homeless (drug addicts) hope for the future.
    It’s funding is running out (tax grab).
    Up and coming young Westie rap genius says he’s using rap to stand up against the big bullies in the world (Trump).

    It’s so childish it takes your breath away.

  22. Arky

    I think the French like their women to stink to remind them of cheese

    ..
    I think you have that backwards.

  23. H B Bear

    Gay teddy bears. I knew this would happen.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  24. H B Bear

    My phone’s autocorrect now gives Wrongselen as a suggestion when I type wrong. How appropriate. Still misses Kelly, Sheridan, Stewart and all the other j’ism sprayers.

  25. zyconoclast

    Gay teddy bears. I knew this would happen.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    H B Bear,
    Did I just hear the squeaky hinge of a closet door and the snapping on of a glittery latex G-string?

  26. H B Bear

    I think the French like their women to stink to remind them of cheese
    ..
    I think you have that backwards.

    Ya reckon?

  27. Boambee John

    entropy at 0823

    It would not take as long as it takes these very same toady acolytes to realise there is a new agenda to conform to in order to get promotion.

    I am still not seeing the strong leaders beeded to set the new agenda.

    Turncoat? Bitchop? Marise Payne? Pyne? Whomever the current CDF or CA might be?

  28. Up The Workers!

    Arky at 8.17 am said:

    “We should thank Napoleon however, if the meglomaniacal idiot hadn’t thrown away the Grande Armee to a freezing death in Russia, we might all today be speaking French, constantly trying to work out the gender of various inanimate objects.”

    Do you mean like the Q.W.E.R.T.Y.L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.C.T.U.A.L.P.S.S.M. crowd, perhaps?

  29. lotocoti

    The annual silly night was never resumed …

    Instead, J2s would play basketball in the blacked out gym (which was used as a temporary morgue), waiting for the J1 doing security rounds…

  30. Mc

    Re CASA. Got a drone for one of the kids for Christmas and noticed the new CASA rules about not being able to fly anywhere interesting without being a licenced pilot. Thought it might be a good holiday activity for kids to get licensed, (no age limit). Turns out course is $3k and that only allows you to fly for a registered operator, becoming a registered operator is a whole other level. operatoperator.

  31. Tom

    My Cat comment of the day — from Snoopy:

    Our security agencies claim to be successful in preventing Islamic terror attacks yet successful attacks are found to be something else.

    Closely followed by Farmer Gez:

    ABC radio news always full of subtext.
    Bombing in Russia after Putin thanked Trump for intelligence help.
    Trump fail.
    Australia has spent ten billion on US military goods.
    Yanks go home.
    Obama doesn’t know if he’ll be invited to the royal wedding.
    Trump is petty and mean.
    Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem popular in Israel.
    Palestinian genocide.
    Obama and Prince Harry have a lovely chat online.
    Trump’s tweets are destroying nice social media.

    Brilliant!

  32. C.L.

    Napoleon was right.
    The scent of women is far more intoxicating than perfume.
    I think some men who think otherwise are closeted homosexuals.

  33. C.L.

    Former US president Barack Obama says the way people communicate via social media risks splintering society, and leaders must ensure the internet does not cocoon users in their biases.

    This is the Muslim a-hole who tried to jail the Little Sisters of the Poor.

  34. Eyrie

    Mc, yep CASA, never missing an opportunity to screw over any part of Australian aviation, anytime, anywhere.

  35. Nothing will change until there is an MCE involving parliamentarians and/or the ABC.
    The proles are like cheap razors. Disposable.

  36. stackja

    C.L.
    #2595110, posted on December 28, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama film

  37. Nothing will change until there is an MCE involving parliamentarians

    MCE??

  38. calli

    Friend said her 9 yr old g’ daughter was playing with her teddies, rubbing their nose together and asked ifs the bears were gay.

    I always wondered about Big Ted and Little Ted. Jemima was, of course, a raging feminist who also indulged in Fat Shaming poor Humpty. What a sewer.

  39. Imagine the difference in narrative if the Flinders Street massacre was the steps of parliament massacre involving 19 politicians or 19 ABC employees.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    3. Import pilots.

    I hope they all pass JC’s knife and fork test.

  41. H B Bear

    Nothing will change until there is an MCE involving parliamentarians and/or the ABC.

    Correct. ALPBC is a big supporter of criminal rehabilitation right up until Jill Meagher, a staff co-op mamber, was killed on the streets of Melbournibad. While utterly horrific, dozens of people are victimised by criminals on bail every month in the post-Hulls Victoriastani SJW judicial system without raising an eyebrow.

  42. calli

    Careful, Rambler. The ABC staff will view that comment as a threat and go into lockdown.

  43. How does CASA know who is flying/buying drones?
    Are sales registered with CASA?

  44. Nick

    Imagine the difference in narrative if the Flinders Street massacre was the steps of parliament massacre involving 19 politicians or 19 ABC employees.

    Pulling rainbow flags out of the hands of 19 gays, pulling off 19 hajibs.

  45. Nick

    Careful, Rambler. The ABC staff will view that comment as a threat and go into lockdown.

    It’s ok, fridges weren’t mentioned.

  46. No threat intended calli. But the detachment that is shown by our betters leaves me dumbfounded.

  47. Not that I see a MCE of politicians changing anything much.
    As we have seen from the dual citizenship debacle, pollies behave like small fish that swim in schools. When danger approaches, each individual fish tries to get into the centre of the school, which forms a ball, with only the fish on the outside in danger. The school stays in a ball until the danger passes. Some individual fish are lost, but the school survives.

    Individual pollies don’t matter. It is the party status quo that must be preserved. An MCE would be sad for the individual pollies who copped it, but would in no way affect the parties overall, and so therefore would have very little bearing on our political direction.

  48. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2595133, posted on December 28, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Voters could create a MCE.

  49. So MV, you believe that they have a greater fear of party electoral obliteration?

  50. stackja

    Love or loath only one non-ALP MHR has points on the board.

  51. Voters could create a MCE.

    Yes, Stackja, and quite easily – a bloodless one that didn’t phyisically harm anyone to boot.

    So MV, you believe that they have a greater fear of party electoral obliteration?

    Most assuredly.

  52. stackja

    Highpoint assault: Police officer injured in reported Boxing Day incident
    AAP, Andrea Hamblin and Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    CCTV footage has been released showing a young thug kicking a police officer in the face during a chaotic arrest at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

    A man police wish to speak to.

    Yes colourful character.

  53. lotocoti

    The proles are like cheap razors. Disposable.

    Netflix has a series starting in the New Year:

    “The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference – the only difference in their eyes – between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.”

  54. Most assuredly.

    Then why aren’t the Liberal MPs terrified of Mick Trumble?

    If they were truly worried about electoral oblivion Trumble would never have ascended to the throne.

  55. struth

    Can you believe the utter contempt for us?
    The utter straight forward lies that actually show Vic Pol to be complete idiots, but they’d rather do that, stare at a camera and tell people they are raving morons than to admit to being able to find the connection between a mussie jihad attack by a muslim and Mussie Jihad, or where Apex gang violence stems from.

    Truckies, expect extra harassment from Vicpol as they make sure you aren’t about to let your truck get a mind of it’s own and start running over people.

    Could you just imagine them gagging the Flinders st Jihadi as quick as they possibly could when he told them he did for Islam, and telling us , oh he was mumbling something incoherently, just mental issues, nothing to see here.

    AND THEN EXPECTING US TO JUST TAKE BEING BULLSHITTED TO.

    Oh, but it seems we did.

  56. struth

    Imagine the difference in narrative if the Flinders Street massacre was the steps of parliament massacre involving 19 politicians or 19 ABC employees.

    Remember their reaction when people pushed back at their “falling fridges” comment and just on the suggestion that it would be a different story if an attack happened at the ABC, they went into a meltdown, just on the mere suggestion.

  57. H B Bear

    CCTV footage has been released showing a young thug kicking a police officer in the face during a chaotic arrest at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

    Import Somalians get Somalia.

  58. Myrddin Seren

    H B Bear

    …dozens of people are victimised by criminals on bail every month in the post-Hulls Victoriastani SJW judicial system

    Victorian judicial system to The Predators.

    An ice-addicted burglar who bashed a policewoman has escaped with a penalty of just 200 hours’ community work,

    Ahmed El Lababidi, 26, of Glenroy, initially faced multiple charges, including one of assaulting an emergency worker, which carries a mandatory six months’ jail.

    But that charge was among those dropped after he argued there were exceptional circumstances in his case, due to his mental illness.

    The Herald Sun understands he had only once presented, voluntarily, at a mental health service.

    The reason for dropping the charge of assaulting an emergency worker has not been published.

    Shorter. Go Berseker. Attack the cops. Take control of the streets. Nothing will be done if you can give the beak a sad story about unhappy upbringing in some third world shit stain of a country.

    War has begun.

  59. Infidel Tiger

    Pilot crisis: foreigners to fill gaps

    Peter Dutton will allow foreign pilots into Australia on two-year work visas in an effort to fix a worsening shortage.

    Remember folks, if the pilot doesn’t speak English as a first language and eat with a knife and fork, don’t get on that plane.

  60. Then why aren’t the Liberal MPs terrified of Mick Trumble?

    Three reasons, Rambler.

    1) – First and foremost, the majority of them agree with what Turdbull is doing. It’s the stupid electorate that doesn’t understand. The job at hand, between now and the next election, is to get the electorate onside and help them understand that the Lieborals are doing the right thing.

    2) – They haven’t really got anyone to replace him with, short of doing a Labor on him.

    3) – A nagging fear that if they roll him, he will resign, cause a by-election, and campaign against them on behalf of Labor or more likely the Greens.

  61. My issue is primarily that the rights and liberty of the 19 at flinders street has been whisked away.
    Little attention to this by media or government (BIRM).

  62. cynical1

    Mental patient in Melbourne causes armed police to upgrade to machine guns in Sydney for NYE.

    This must have slipped through the censors.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/12/27/22/47992D2F00000578-0-image-a-37_1514412476674.jpg

  63. stackja

    incoherent rambler
    #2595151, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Accused tops all victimhood.

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    But that charge was among those dropped after he argued there were exceptional circumstances in his case, due to his mental illness.

    That rogue gene again, which runs amok among Muslim men and can only be diagnosed by greasy lawyers. Wondering if it is passed through the female line.

  65. curious george

    Yes colourful character.

    Obviously only arrived the previous day which would explain that he was unaware that assaulting a police officer is a no no. Because in the shit hole from which he came all police are corrupt….

  66. struth

    Imagine the media’s sob story reporting on the victims and their struggles, finding heroes even if there were none, after the event, if they were victims of a flood, fire, or a mine collapse.
    But if a mussie attacks, nothing.
    Zip.
    Nada.

    Sickening

  67. Nick

    Truckies, expect extra harassment from Vicpol as they make sure you aren’t about to let your truck get a mind of it’s own and start running over people.

    Modern Australia:

    Trucks are bad! They need police resources devoted to checking every inch of them

    Trucks are good! They block roads and protect shoppers from un-named security risks.

  68. Boambee John

    incoherent rambler
    #2595118, posted on December 28, 2017 at 9:34 am
    Nothing will change until there is an MCE involving parliamentarians and/or the ABC.
    The proles are like cheap razors. Disposable.

    I thought the assault and murder of the ABC staffer in Melbourne some years ago might change the ABC’s corporate attitude to lax bail and parole laws, but not so.

    Even some of the chosen must be sacrificed to the multiculti gods.

  69. stackja

    2GB Dutton says pilots story wrong.

  70. Geriatric Mayfly

    Remember folks, if the pilot doesn’t speak English as a first language and eat with a knife and fork, don’t get on that plane.

    Or as I was told in Zimbabwe by an old hand. ‘If you cannot see a white elbow in the cockpit, get off.’ ( This in the days before security doors shut out glimpses of the crew.)

  71. Boambee John

    H B Bear
    #2595127, posted on December 28, 2017 at 9:47 am
    Nothing will change until there is an MCE involving parliamentarians and/or the ABC.

    Correct. ALPBC is a big supporter of criminal rehabilitation right up until Jill Meagher, a staff co-op mamber, was killed on the streets of Melbournibad.

    I haven’t seen any real change in thecattitude since then.

    No outcry, for example, about the 200 hours community service order for the multiculti who knocked out a woman copper’s teeth.

  72. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Truckies, expect extra harassment from Vicpol as they make sure you aren’t about to let your truck get a mind of it’s own and start running over people.

    Profiling would suffice. Only ice trucks and muhammedmovers pose a threat.

  73. Nick

    On the twelfth day of Christmas
    Open borders sent to me:
    Twelve Islamists driving
    Eleven darkies stealing
    Ten PR hacks a leaping
    Nine Pedestrians flying
    Eight Rigs a parking
    Seven Bollards resting
    Six claxons silent
    Five Golden Rings
    Four Pollies lying
    Three Social workers braying
    Two Constables on ‘extended leave’
    and Police denying all possibilities

  74. My issue is primarily that the rights and liberty of the 19 at flinders street has been whisked away.

    Textorites don’t have rights. They don’t matter.

  75. Eyrie

    incoherent rambler: “How does CASA know who is flying/buying drones?
    Are sales registered with CASA?”

    No but if you fly it where you maybe should not some R/C model dickhead will report you to the authorities.
    This country is full of people who would have been perfect as Stasi informers who will dob someone at the slightest pretext even if it is nothing to do with them.
    IT is right, it is a shit stained toilet of a country.

  76. stackja

    Boy kicked, locked in car in northern NSW
    Australian Associated Press
    8 minutes ago
    A young boy has been beaten and locked in a car in northern NSW, according to police, who have arrested a man and a woman over the incident.

    Police found the 7-year-old locked in a car in Brunswick Heads on Wednesday, with witnesses telling them a man had kicked and dragged him before locking him in the vehicle.

    A 43-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, understood to be the boy’s parents or guardians, were charged with a series of offences stemming from the incident.

    The man, who faces charges including assault and intimidation, is expected to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Thursday, while the woman is due to appear at Byron Bay Local Court in the new year.

    Arrangements were being made for the boy’s ongoing care, police said.

  77. Rae

    Napoleon’s message to Josephine “coming home in a few days, don’t wash!”

    “Je reviens, ne tu lave pas!”

    Did Napoleon actually send that message? Funny that no-one seems to have preserved it. I think it fails the sniff test.

  78. stackja

    Days of shovelling snow for northern US
    Associated Press
    10 minutes ago
    Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills have blasted much of the northern United States and will stay put for days, as the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pennsylvania, digs out from a record fall.

    Forecasters are warning of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling over the central US and spreading east, while wind chill advisories or warnings were in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York on Wednesday.

    Those places and states in the northern Plains and Great Lakes were projected to see below-zero highs for the rest of the week and into the new year.

    The National Weather Service said wind chills in some areas on Thursday could make temperatures feel like -20C.

    Meanwhile, Erie was recovering from a storm that brought 86cm of snow on Christmas Day, smashing the all-time daily snowfall record for the Great Lakes city of 20.3cm, and 67cm more on Tuesday.

    More than 165cm have fallen on the city since Christmas Eve, with more on Wednesday as residents dug out in frigid temperatures.

    Strong westerly winds over Lake Erie picked up moisture, developed into snow and converged with opposing winds, dumping snow in a band along the shore from Ohio to New York, said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Sefcovic.

    Sabrina Ram, 33, drove into Erie from Washington on Christmas Eve to visit her parents just as the snow began to fall.

    She and her father then spent five hours on Christmas and two hours on Tuesday clearing the driveway.

    Ram said she was going to build a snowman but didn’t know where to start – “where do you put it?” – and she went outside to clear off the satellite dish before falling face first into the snow because she couldn’t figure out where the porch ended.

    In New York, communities near Lake Ontario’s eastern end, including Redfield and Boylston, also saw about 1.5m of snow this week.

    The storm’s timing was good, since people were off the streets and staying home for Christmas, giving plows more space to clear streets, officials said.

  79. H B Bear

    I haven’t seen any real change in thecattitude since then.

    The hive mind is now back to BAU. Bail was certainly the staff co-op water cooler topic du jour for a while there though.

  80. C.L.

    Imagine the difference in narrative if the Flinders Street massacre was the steps of parliament massacre involving 19 politicians or 19 ABC employees.

    Interesting point.
    My guess?
    The ‘narrative’ would have two strands: 1) sadness that ‘good guys’ had been targeted; 2) right-wing populists who hate the ABC (like Bolt and Alan Jones) would be blamed, followed by ‘calls’ for ‘hate speech’ against pro-Islam politicians and public broadcasters to be criminal offences.

  81. Bruce of Newcastle

    In a world of transgendered nancy freaks, good parents can still raise boys to be men.

    But can they stay men?

    Military chiefs order troops to use gender-neutral language at training base to avoid upsetting women and trans groups

    The new guidelines have been found pinned to the walls of toilets at the Defence Academy at Shrivenham which trains the Army, Navy and RAF.

    Hopefully there’s now a list of halal swearwords too, like “c’mon run, you sexual organs!”
    The graphic is fun.

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    My issue is primarily that the rights and liberty of the 19 at flinders street has been whisked away.

    Passing strange it is. Among the 19 is a child I believe. The commercial channels always flock like flies to ‘brave children’ battling some trauma or another. It tugs at the viewing heart strings. Do we even know the name of this kid?

  83. stackja

    Baldrick
    #2595071, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Parents problem.

  84. stackja

    Cyclone Hilda brings 120km/h winds to WA
    Australian Associated Press
    17 minutes ago
    Gale-force winds, driving rain and thunderstorms are thrashing WA’s northern coast after a tropical low developed into cyclone Hilda.

    The category one system formed on the coast just to the north of Broome on Wednesday night before tracking south-southwest towards Bidyadanga.

    Winds of up to 120km/h have been recorded.

    Both Bidyadanga and Eco Beach resort suffered structural and vegetation damage but no injuries have been reported.

    Hilda will gradually weaken as it moves over land on Thursday afternoon.

    Its centre passed over Broome about 7pm, lashing the tourist town with heavy rain and 100 km/h winds which brought down trees.

    A yellow alert has been issued from near Broome to Wallal but not including Broome and people have been advised to take shelter with a possible threat to lives and homes.

    A blue alert is current from Wallal to Pardoo in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

    Beagle Bay to Broome, including Broome, has been given the all clear.

    As of 5am WST, the Bureau of Meteorology had the category 1 tropical cyclone about 140km south-southwest of Broome and 45km south of Bidyadanga, moving at 12km/h.

    It is almost parallel to the coast near Anna Plains and will weaken as it continues to move south-southwest throughout Thursday.

    Destructive gusts are likely over coastal parts from Bidydanga to Sandfire Roadhouse until late Thursday morning.

    Gales are also possible over coastal parts from Broome to Bidydanga and over coastal parts from Sandfire Roadhouse to Pardoo if Hilda tracks further west and moves back over water.

    Widespread heavy rain and squally thunderstorms are occurring over the west Kimberley and should extend into the far eastern Pilbara during Thursday morning.

    Tides may be higher than expected between Broome and Wallal during Thursday morning.

  85. C.L.

    Following the dismissal of a New York Times White House correspondent for sexually assaulting colleagues …

    BuzzFeed has fired its White House correspondent following allegations of inappropriate comments to a colleague.

  86. Makka

    Peter Dutton will allow foreign pilots into Australia on two-year work visas in an effort to fix a worsening shortage.

    Allah Ackbar!!!

    How fkn hopeless is our Govt? Dutton should tell the airlines to fk off and train their pilots instead of getting cheap 3rd worlders. Yes cheap. They won’t have to pay for thousands of hours in training.

  87. Time for pilot names –

    Wey Too Lo
    Waht Da Phuc

  88. How fkn hopeless is our Govt? Dutton should tell the airlines to fk off and train their pilots instead of getting cheap 3rd worlders. Yes cheap. They won’t have to pay for thousands of hours in training.

    Is it true that to save money on training, a significant number of our FA-18’s are piloted by Malaysian Air Force personnel?

  89. Up The Workers!

    It’s just as well Dodgy Dan’s A.L.P. (Allah’s Local Party) has now installed all those loudspeakers around the C.B.D. (Central Bullshittery District) to alert all the taxpaying infidels of the latest weekly atrocity scheduled to be committed by the latest “ice-affected lone wolf with a mental health plan”. They could also be used to call the A.L.P.’s devout to prayer 5 times per day.

    Given the fact that the Crims’ Party Police Farce have now had all of a week to investigate the LATEST C.B.D. atrocity – still without any sign of a conclusion about terrorism being a motivation, I am wondering why they are insisting on patrolling the streets armed with sub-machine guns and full body armour.

    In the apparent utter absence of ANY identifiable terrorists, are they intending to machine-gun all the suspected ice-addicts and the mentally ill people who cross their paths, or could they perhaps be to protect themselves from the depredations of the notoriously religiously violent, like that terrible Cardinal George Pell and his evil Christian followers?

  90. I wonder what happens if I push this big red button?

  91. Joe

    In the apparent utter absence of ANY identifiable terrorists, are they intending to machine-gun all the suspected ice-addicts and the mentally ill people who cross their paths, or could they perhaps be to protect themselves from the depredations of the notoriously religiously violent, like that terrible Cardinal George Pell and his evil Christian followers?

    The step before REVOLUTION is the mockery of the powerful.

  92. Makka

    still without any sign of a conclusion about terrorism being a motivation,

    Appear in court, claim your a psycho, 6 months psych evaluation, courtcase and outcome. By which time public interest is almost zero. Nothing to do with Islam.

  93. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The one thing Smith actually has a clue about is aviation. He’s been fighting the regulator for more than 20 years.

    Veteran aviator and former air safety chief Dick Smith said the use of foreign pilots was an indictment of 15 years or more of misplaced government policy, which had threatened the ­viability of flight training.

    Malicious bureacrats have destroyed general aviation in Australia.

  94. I think those flashing red and yellow lights on the console could be Christmas lights.

  95. [email protected]:
    The thing that super pisses me off is that these coppers are all wearing hats that eliminate their visual field above them, while wearing dark sunnies that distort the light detail they can see.
    These coppers aren’t patrolling – they’re posing.

  96. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Women and men aren’t interchangeable.
    When they find skeletal remains they don’t go “Ohhhh, we will have to take this back to the lab and do some tests”. No.
    They go: “That’s a chick skeleton”.

    They do, Arky.
    Regardless of whether her zips do up or her hubby is a ginger chubby-lover.
    Because they can tell absolutely nothing at all about that.

    FYI – They still do (just), and he is not.
    As if it matters anyway in the scheme of things. 😀

  97. twostix

    They’re rounding up to define:
    A) Very “religious” people, meaning conservative christians as mentally ill.
    B) Anyone who is too interested in politics or activism
    and is the opposition to the ruling insectoid class as a “fixated person”, meaning mentally ill.

    These laws will be applied with extreme reluctantly to muslims who murder and with open glee to Christians who refuse to recognise two men can be married marry or right wing patriots who mock islam.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is it true that to save money on training, a significant number of our FA-18’s are piloted by Malaysian Air Force personnel?

    Only those who are gay, lesbian or transgender.

  99. Myrddin Seren

    https://www.apnews.com/b9645b0042bb4e6b978620c4af9c2aca/Singer-files-sex-assault-complaint-against-former-Trump-aide

    Joy Villa is not the real deal.

    @Joy_Villa’s Election Day tweet.

    She’s not one of us.

    She is a Class A Scientology nutbag, who apparently vamped her way in to the White House circle with her MAGA dress stunt.

    Make of that what you will in relation to the accusations against Lewandowski.

    Villa, who is considering a run for a Florida congressional seat,

    #MeToo Candidate. #BadTrump Candidate. Vote 1 – L. Ron Hubbard.

  100. The days of going carefree to an event like New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour are long gone,’ security consultant Peter Maroney told the Daily Telegraph.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Think I might head for the gym now. Can’t be too careful when it comes to zippers. 🙂

  102. H B Bear

    After 117 years, lamingtons are off the menu at their birthplace.

    I remember real Lamington drives as a kid when you made your own. Pick up a bunch of sponge trays from the old Bovells bakery on Bay View Terrace in Claremont, a day trashing Mum’s kitchen with chocolate and coconut and then distribution of the output. And a few for the effort.

  103. H B Bear

    Now you might get some re-branded Cadbury chocolate bars or something.

  104. Mater

    Women and men aren’t interchangeable.
    When they find skeletal remains they don’t go “Ohhhh, we will have to take this back to the lab and do some tests”. No.
    They go: “That’s a chick skeleton”.

    Only if they find remnants of the tape that held his penis between his legs! 😉
    Luckily it’s not biodegradable.

  105. twostix

    The thing to bear in mind with all of this talk of the muslim terrorist being “merely” mentally ill is that the bugman class regard religion as an anachronism and devout adherance to any of it as being mental weakness and mental illness.

    And that they hate christianity more tgan islam which they see as a minor irritant.

    View their discussion about programs to monitor and “combat” mental illness through that lens.

  106. H B Bear

    The days of going carefree to an event like New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour are long gone,’ security consultant Peter Maroney told the Daily Telegraph.

    What happened to “We will not let these events change our way of life”? Just another muzzie appeasement lie.

  107. stackja

    incoherent rambler
    #2595196, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am
    The days of going carefree to an event like New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour are long gone,’ security consultant Peter Maroney told the Daily Telegraph.

    And we know why.

  108. stackja

    C.L.
    #2595181, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:49 am
    Sad:

    After 117 years, lamingtons are off the menu at their birthplace.

    Not sure if I have ever eaten a Lamington.

  109. Not sure if I have ever eaten a Lamington.

    Lady Lamington, the wife of a Victorian governor in Queensland

    I’m sure you would remember.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    I remember real Lamington drives as a kid when you made your own. Pick up a bunch of sponge trays from the old Bovells bakery on Bay View Terrace in Claremont, a day trashing Mum’s kitchen with chocolate and coconut and then distribution of the output. And a few for the effort.

    Going to Bovell’s of a Saturday morning was an institution. Remember all the shops would close at 12 noon and butchers weren’t even allowed to open on Saturdays.

    It was a better time. The air was full of two stroke, Benson & Hedges and Kids laughter. The only weird religious types I knew back then were the Carmelite nuns who sicced the digs onto us when we climbed the fence to see what they were up to.

  111. Struth:

    Could you just imagine them gagging the Flinders st Jihadi as quick as they possibly could when he told them he did for Islam, and telling us , oh he was mumbling something incoherently, just mental issues, nothing to see here.
    AND THEN EXPECTING US TO JUST TAKE BEING BULLSHITTED TO.
    Oh, but it seems we did.

    Outside The Cat, the pressure is slowly building.
    The Police are becoming objects of ridicule, and the Political Classes are hated and loathed.
    Evidence is not readily available, but the actions of people at the latest MCEvents are becoming more heated at the frontline coppers.
    The video of the screeching harradin at the drive over, the coppers belting a couple of drunk sheilas, these are not minor events. They are evidence of a police force that is losing community respect and support.
    Respected Professions.
    The last ten are interesting…

  112. stackja

    A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. Wikipedia

    Maybe I have.

  113. Infidel Tiger

    Not sure if I have ever eaten a Lamington.

    What?

  114. John Constantine

    If Bluey, living in his mums crashed after his divorce, writes thoughtcrimes online one night while pissed, that makes him a fixated person.

    The State has to crush as large a number of pale stale male fixated persons as possible, to prove the State is not picking on the faithful.

    If bluey leaves a booby trap in his crashed and it is raided by paramilitary armed antiracism squads and one of them slips and falls, blue does six months for assault emergency worker.

    In a terrorism lockup.

    With Hezbollah hellions, Isis wannabees and straight out imported middleman muscleman.

    A few death sentences for unsound thoughtcrimes will get even the rednecks displaying solar panels to signal virtue to the State.

  115. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2595212, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:23 am
    Not sure if I have ever eaten a Lamington.

    What?

    1950s childhood were spartan.

  116. John Constantine

    Auto-correct makes crashed out of carshed.

    Sorta appropriate.

  117. Don’t know why Sydney is bothering with bollards and barriers. The main NYE thoroughfare – George Street – has been one giant orange plastic bollard for the past 3 years as the SFT (stupid fucking tram) is installed at eye watering expense; so that the Yoooonyuns gets their cut and recycles some cash back in donations to the Spivs and Thieves Party.

    Even the parts they have been finished are festooned with concrete blocks cunningly disguised as Xmas presents. They will prove useful come the revolution, we can chain the blocks to the pollies and public servants and then chuck them off the Harbour Bridge 😀

    Now what are the bets that filthy, degenerate, loony, Green scumbag Clover Fucking Moore has already hijacked the event and ordered the famous Harbour Bridge logo for 2018 to be a fag flag or rainbow?

  118. Fisky

    Very good Economist article on the total disaster that is polygamy. Surprised it was allowed to be published!

  119. Infidel Tiger

    Victoria Police has denied the state has a problem with African youth gangs, despite a string of ­recent violent incidents.

    This is why when you hear of Jungle Bunnies assaulting police you should think it’s a great thing. The police deserve everything they get.

    I hope Apex smash them.

  120. the total disaster that is polygamy

    Do you know of something better to hold dentures in place?

  121. stackja

    Fisky
    #2595222, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Mo liked it.

  122. Arky

    In a world of transgendered nancy freaks, good parents can still raise boys to be men.

    ..
    I accept your description of the solution, but reject your premise.
    Kicking about a group that has been latched onto by left wing agitators as a tool to use against traditional society is a mistake.
    You want to drive the wedge between left wing agitators and their unfortunate pets.
    Their are, no doubt about it, a small number of people genuinely biologically suffering gender dismorphia.
    They have enough problems already before the left found them, without getting a gobful of as well.

  123. H B Bear

    This is why when you hear of Jungle Bunnies assaulting police you should think it’s a great thing. The police deserve everything they get.

    Maybe Vicpol, Australia’s most politicised police force, could arrange an exchange program with the Mogadishu police (if they can find any) to see how they deal with the problem.

  124. Empire GTHO Phase III

    How fkn hopeless is our Govt? Dutton should tell the airlines to fk off and train their pilots instead of getting cheap 3rd worlders. Yes cheap. They won’t have to pay for thousands of hours in training.

    Aside from every now and then cadet programs, Australian airlines don’t fund flight training. Pilots employed by our majors and regionals are sourced from either the RAAF or general aviation. The GA pilots have financed their own training, without the benefit of HECS.

    This is a story about the parastate crippling an industry (flight training).

  125. Up The Workers!

    Prime Quisling, Halal Mal the Head-Loppers’ Pal said for the 500th time since he took on the role as Bonking Billy’s Seat-Warmer, that his “…heart goes out” and that he “resolutely stands behind” today’s LATEST crop of innocent victims of terrorism and also behind the bereaved Australian and international family members of all those victims. How reassuring is THAT!

    On the whole, standing BEHIND those in the front-line seems to have been a remarkably safe location for him to have repeatedly stood – AND it saved him the expense of having to lash out some cash to buy himself expensive body armour. If ever the “lone wolf ice addicts with the mental health plan” get close, he should just hold up his wallet to deflect any stray bullets, shrapnel or hoon-driven vehicle. That should stop anything.

    Now, if only the “lone wolf ice addicts with the mental health plan” can all just wait patiently for the next 50 years until his $50 BILLION dollar’s worth of “Mincing Poodle-class” Seat-Saving Weatherdill submarines from the Snowtown Shipyards of “Eveready, Musk, Bryant and May”, come on line, we might actually have a fighting chance.

  126. Arky

    The people who will unfortunately ultimately suffer the most from left wing ideological over reach are precisely those groups they are pretending to care about.
    Minority races, women, trans, homosexuals and the poor.
    It’s a goddamn tragedy and a disgrace.

  127. stackja

    Arky
    #2595227, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Gobful not a word to use in this situation. Brings all kinds of worrying images to mind.

  128. SOLUTION.

    If we reduce the speed limit of all vehicles in the CBD to 2km per hour then we would minimize the injuries to pedestrians who collide with white vans. It would, of course, also reduce the damage to white vans.

    I know this to be true, because I have seen the signs that say “Speed Kills”.

  129. stackja

    Arky
    #2595231, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Left want disruption. Nothing else.

  130. C.L.

    [email protected]:
    The thing that super pisses me off is that these coppers are all wearing hats that eliminate their visual field above them, while wearing dark sunnies that distort the light detail they can see.
    These coppers aren’t patrolling – they’re posing.

    Of course they are.
    VicPol adopted New York blues so they’d look like the cops on tele.
    Same with Glocks. Not needed but they look cool.
    I actually saw a plainclothesman with a shoulder holster on the news last night.
    No coat, of course; what would be the point if we couldn’t see it?
    The sunglasses, the badges tucked into jeans … total tosspots.

  131. Joe

    Left want disruption. Nothing else.

    They might not like the disruption they eventually get.

  132. Makka

    Aside from every now and then cadet programs, Australian airlines don’t fund flight training.

    Then the rent seeking bastards must be made to start.

    Paying a few grand for a 457 so Djoko from Surabaya can fly 737’s in Oz isn’t the answer. The same goes for IT 457 visas as well. One big reason why we are flooded with Asian immigrants is because successive Govt’s let our rent seeking business parasites off the hook with training creating “skills shortages”. Shut the door and make them develop locals.

  133. Joe

    The sunglasses, the badges tucked into jeans … total tosspots.

    Yup, put them ALL back in uniform (black) and make them walk the beat in the midday sun. Plain clothes only confuses their tiny little minds. Since they are useless at detection, they can at least patrol and apprehend any assault that they come across.

  134. zyconoclast

    Proof: whisky tastes better with water

    It is a question that has divided whisky lovers for centuries: does the true aficionado add a dash or water, or drink the spirit neat?

    Now, a team of Swedish scientists claim to have found definitive proof that scotch always tastes better with water.

    Using computer simulation, they found that partially diluting whisky improves the drinking experience because it drives flavour compounds to the surface.

    Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study showed that alcohol tends to push the key chemical guaiacol, which causes whisky’s smokey taste, to the bottom of a glass or bottle.

    Reducing the alcohol content reverses this process, improving the drink’s flavour.

    Whisky’s distinctive taste comes about by a combination of the distillation of fermented grains, ageing and then dilution.

    Distilled malt whiskies typically contain around 70 per cent alcohol by volume before it is aged in barrels for at least three years.

    Some alcohol evaporates during the maturation resulting in an alcohol content of 55 to 65 per cent for cask-strength whisky.

    Before bottling, the whisky is diluted to around 40 per cent by the addition of water, a process called “cutting”, which further changes the taste.

    However, the team at Linnaeus University say a further dash of water is still needed after the spirit is poured to achieve the best flavour.

    They carried out computer simulations of mixtures of water and pure alcohol, or ethanol, in the presence of guaiacol.

    At concentrations of alcohol up to 45 per cent,guaicol was more likely to be present at the surface of the liquid, rather than in the bulk.

    “Overall, there is a fine balance between diluting the whisky to taste and diluting the whisky to waste,” said Professor Bjorn Karlsson, who carried out the research.

    “This balance will depend on the concentration and types of taste compounds that are characteristic for each whisky.

    “Similar considerations can be used to optimise the alcohol concentration of other spirits including gin, rum and brandy.”

    Many whiskies, especially those that are made on the Scottish island of Islay, have a typical smoky taste that develops when malted barley is smoked on peat fire.

    Chemically, the smoky flavour is attributed to phenols, and in particular guaiacol, which is much more common in Scottish whiskies than in American or Irish ones.

    On the whole Scottish whiskies have higher levels of guaiacol than Irish or American equivalents.

    The chemical was originally discovered by the Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero, who is much better known for discovering nitroglycerine.

    Professor Karlsson said guaiacol contributes to both the taste and aroma of whisky.

    A spokeswoman for the Scotch Whisky Association, an industry trade organisation, said taste was only “one aspect” of flavour.

    “So it is easier to perceive the aroma compounds in the ‘headspace’ above the whisky when water is added as they become less soluble and are driven out of the liquid.

    “The other factor is that reducing alcohol strength or increasing water concentration reduces the alcohol sensation on the nose and tongue, which would otherwise mask the more subtle aroma compounds.”

    According to a historic Scottish proverb: “There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky.”

    Professor Karlsson’s study appears to have put that argument to bed.

  135. Gab

    Yes, well I’ve always thought lamingtons were racist/homophobic/bigoted.

  136. Arky

    If you are currently rasing a daughter you have a horifying dilemma.
    Do you raise her with traditional values in a society rapidly divesting itself of those values?
    Or do you raise her to try to compete in this new fantasy land where girls “kick ass”?
    Confidence is a valuable asset. You can avoid a heap of trouble by being confident. But ultimately it has to be backed up with ability.
    I don’t think many chicks really understand what the contest actially is, or the types of predators that exist.
    They are shedding what were for thousands of years their best strategies for survival and progress.
    But trying to instill traditional values that only a minority of people now recognise is a losing game too.
    The cost of getting it wrong is potentially everything.

  137. stackja

    Joe Friday kept 1950s LA quiet.

  138. Eyrie

    Empire, not just flight training but the whole private aviation industry.
    CASA has convinced the pollies that if it wasn’t for CASA small aeroplanes would be plummeting out of the sky every day on the heads of innocents below.
    Not true of course as small planes still crash and it is rare for even significant property damage to occur. Wasn’t it just a day or so ago we had pictures here of a car (yet again) impacting a house? Seems that happens every week or so.
    People do not realise that a car at 100 kph has the same energy (kinetic) as if it was raised 35 meters into the air (potential). No wonder they can go off road for significant distances.

  139. stackja

    Tesla’s giant lithium-ion in South Australia outperforms Gladstone Power Station
    Andrew Thorpe, Gladstone Observer
    December 28, 2017 9:01am
    Subscriber only
    GLADSTONE Power Station is making news across the world – but probably not in the way it would have preferred.

    The 1,680MW coal-fired plant was outpaced by tech billionaire Elon Musk’s giant lithium-ion battery when Victoria’s Loy Yang A3 unit failed early on December 14, The Gladstone Observer reports.

    While Gladstone’s number 1 unit was contracted to provide backup power – and did so four seconds later – the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia beat it to the punch by injecting 7.3MW into the national electricity grid just 140 milliseconds after Loy Yang began to trip, according to data from the Australian Energy Market Operator compiled by energy analyst Dylan McConnell.

    The speed at which the Tesla-made battery kicked in shocked national energy operators, according to the South Australian Government.

    But Gladstone Power Station acting general manager Nigel Warrington said it had to be remembered that Gladstone was capable of generating 16 times as much power as Hornsdale.

    “The total output of the Hornsdale battery storage is 70-100MW, whereas Gladstone generates up to 1,680MW, or 16 times more than the battery storage,” Mr Warrington said.

  140. stackja

    Arky
    #2595242, posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Again Left agenda.

  141. H B Bear

    I would expect a stream of Musk frottage to emerge from the failed state of Mainland Tasmania over the summer from the usual sources to cover for Weatherdildo’s complete mismanagement of what laughably passes for their electricity sector.

  142. Baldrick

    Nick
    #2595164, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Nice one Nick. 😸

  143. jupes

    Arky – currently there are less than 20 girls in the infantry. Zero have passed the infantry combat assessment.

    Then how are they in the infantry?

    There are also many men who have not passed. The new test (known as the PESA) was introduced only a few years ago and it is not regarded as “compulsory” to pass …

    So let’s get this straight.

    To allow women to serve in the infantry, the Army introduced a test with one standard (no separate standard for females), in order to pretend that females are the equal of males.

    In a moment of clarity, those tasked with designing the test made it as difficult as it probably should be and as a result, not one female has passed it.

    So what did the Army do? It made the ‘test’ non-compulsory and not only allowed females to serve in the infantry, but will promote two of them ahead of their male cohorts to command infantry companies without going through the required years of command and staff experience.

    I can’t think of a word to describe how fucking stupid this is.

    … but if you don’t pass then as an officer your career is unlikely to be progress very far.

    Unless you have a vagina of course.

    It is clear that those tasked with protecting Australia are wilfully neglecting their duty for no other reason than to appease feminists. Not only should they be sacked but a long spell in jail is required for these traitorous pricks.

  144. Myrddin Seren

    But Gladstone Power Station acting general manager Nigel Warrington said it had to be remembered that Gladstone was capable of generating 16 times as much power as Hornsdale.

    Gladstone P.S. generates power.

    Mainland Tasmania’s Muskattery is a battery. It generates nothing. Australian Journalism Schools – cranking out scribblers who literally know nothing except Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals since forever.

  145. Marcus

    Peter Dutton will allow foreign pilots into Australia on two-year work visas in an effort to fix a worsening shortage.

    Allah Ackbar!!!

    How fkn hopeless is our Govt? Dutton should tell the airlines to fk off and train their pilots instead of getting cheap 3rd worlders. Yes cheap. They won’t have to pay for thousands of hours in training.

    It depends, doesn’t it? Apparently there are white South African pilots who can’t get work for the airlines there because under the ANC white men are at the back of the jobs queue. I’d have no issue letting them in. Same story if they’re Brits, Kiwis or anyone else who can fit in.

  146. Eyrie

    Let the white saffer pilots and families in as refugees from racist political oppression.

  147. Marcus

    If you are currently rasing a daughter you have a horifying dilemma.
    Do you raise her with traditional values in a society rapidly divesting itself of those values?
    Or do you raise her to try to compete in this new fantasy land where girls “kick ass”?

    Just raise her on a diet of 90s films and TV shows where there were plenty of great, strong female characters who could rely on more than just brawn to succeed.

    Remember, if your daughter doesn’t know who Sidney Prescott is, you’ve failed as a parent.

  148. Oh come on

    Imam Tawhidi, seemingly no apologist for Islam (he proposes to consider the Koran in its proper context as a 7th century document written for the simplest of simple peasants who – for example – needed to be told to enter a house through its front door, and interpret it accordingly. He also argues that the hadith ought to be ignored entirely), says that Koranic verses allowing plural marriage ought to be interpreted as written in a time of war, when there was a surplus of women. At that time it made sense for the remaining men to take additional women as wives under certain circumstances, but now it is done solely for the purposes of lust and is improper.

    Still not entirely sure what to make of this Tawhidi bloke. If there is no other angle to what he is saying, then great. But it’s a problem, innit, if your religion specifically allows the practice of taqqiya. Tawhidi himself has accused other mainstream Islamic figures in Australia of using taqqiya when claiming that acts of Islamic terror are unIslamic. I want to believe Tawhidi’s claims that Islam can be made compatible with the modern world, I really do. However, the possibility that Tawhidi himself is practising a far more subtle version of taqqiya than that of his counterparts cannot be overlooked.

  149. Makka

    It depends, doesn’t it?

    No it doesn’t. You can guarantee Australian businesses will go the cheapest option to comply. Do you think they will only let white pilots enter? Not a chance.

    The US alone is sucking in tens of thousands of commercial pilots over the coming decade. Our airlines need to be made to invest in training locals rather than rely on just immigration and 457’s to fill demand.

  150. Oh come on

    Tesla’s giant lithium-ion in South Australia outperforms Gladstone Power Station
    Andrew Thorpe, Gladstone Observer

    Indeed, MS. Apples and oranges. Like bragging a treehouse outperformed a car. Maybe so. But at what, precisely?

    Another thing to consider is that the ‘treehouse’ will need replacing after 5 years, while the ‘car’ is designed to last for decades.

  151. JC

    Makka

    Stop being an idiot. It takes 15 years to go from flying a single engine to getting into the driver’s seat of a heavy jet. There’s a world wide shortage of qualified pilots. And yea, keeping costs down is a rational strategy for any enterprise.

    You remind me of Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York. Pull your head in.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    Thousands of ISIS foreign fighters disappear in deserts

    Anthony Loyd
    The Times
    12:00AM December 28, 2017
    Thousands of Western foreign fighters serving with Islamic State have escaped encirclement in the final battles along the Syrian-Iraqi border, finding sanctuary in remote desert areas or escaping to Turkey, local commanders and intelligence officers say.

    Though many foreign fighters are thought to have been killed on the battlefield — often by airstrikes which rendered identification impossible — and almost 6000 have returned home, according to data from 33 countries of origin, even the most liberal estimate of those killed combined with those otherwise accounted for leaves thousands of foreign fighters still at large.

    “We are encountering foreign fighters here every day,” said Abu Ibrahim, a local Syrian Democratic Forces commander.

    His 1500 Arab fighters, backed by coalition aircraft, are fighting the final battle against the remnants of the jihadist army, thought to number no more than 3000

    From the Oz. Anyone looked outside Centrelink, lately?

  153. Myrddin Seren

    jupes

    It is clear that those tasked with protecting Australia are wilfully neglecting their duty for no other reason than to appease feminists. Not only should they be sacked but a long spell in jail is required for these traitorous pricks.

    I don’t quite agree.

    The Whitlam Tragics, or ACT GetUp cohort or, as memoryvault styles them, ‘The Malcontents’ who run the APS have now got the ADF in a state where it will be practically impossible for Australia to contribute any effective fighting elements to an expeditionary force with the hated Yanks.

    Once the SAS and Commandoes are feminised – that’s it. Anyone wanting a rainbow diversity marching band for the victory parade – call Canberra. Anyone wanting a fighting force – call Washington.

    Diversity is the weapon, together with ridiculous procurement of gear, that cements the march of the Gramscians through old Australia.

  154. C.L.

    Hey, as long as the visa pilots are vetted by ASIO we should be fine.
    They wouldn’t miss anything suspicious.

  155. Makka

    How typical of you JC to defend your rent seeking business scum and fk over Australians.

    Scavenging pricks like you protecting them are the biggest part of the problem.

    “And yea, keeping costs down is a rational strategy for any enterprise.”

    That’s why libertarians swine love open borders.

  156. Oh come on

    No, Makka. Qantas – safest airline in the world! – would naturally understand that importing cheap hack pilots from the 3rd world is the mother of all false economies if just one of them causes a Qantas plane to drop out of the sky. In other unrelated news, Qantas is planning on running its new Sydney – LA Dreamliner flights on mustard seed oil.

    Nothing at all to worry about!

  157. JC

    There’s no free lunch, you doofus.. If there are no pilots to fly those jets you would then have to raise the price of flying because that would be the only way to ration as a result of restricted supply.

    In any event, those non-English speaking florkless pilots would be flying for riff raff airlines like Jetstar and Virgin. If that passenger cohort want to fly (and they shouldn’t) on the cheap they’re going to have to get used to a heavily accented dude in the cockpit eating food with chopsticks. Thems the brakes. Stop whining.

  158. Eyrie

    JC, not necessarily. That used to happen because there was a chronic pilot oversupply and advancement was slow. Pilots are people who would rather go flying than get a real job.

  159. Makka

    Hey, as long as the visa pilots are vetted by ASIO we should be fine.
    They wouldn’t miss anything suspicious.

    Ably supported by the Qld police, no doubt. But hey, it’s a rational cost cutting strategy.

  160. JC

    In other unrelated news, Qantas is planning on running its new Sydney – LA Dreamliner flights on mustard seed oil.

    That pint sized Irish gay midget is going to end up killing a few hundred people.

  161. candy

    Australia is a sad old place if we can’t manage a system to train enough pilots to fly our own planes.

    Is it possible they are greedy for more money and go overseas, or do we not have the capacity to train them anymore?

  162. Geriatric Mayfly

    There’s no free lunch, you doofus.. If there are no pilots to fly those jets you would then have to raise the price of flying because that would be the only way to ration as a result of restricted supply.

    A similar argument to that used above in the link to the Economist. Powerful polygamists snap up all the brides, creating a shortage, the price of dowries (cows) goes up, and young randy men are excluded. So off they go to redress their sexual starvation making forays on neighbouring cows using violence to get a sizeable tally.

  163. JC

    They’re not cutting staff, makka, you goose. Globally there’s massive increased demand and in order to meet that demand, wages for all flying staff get bid up, Bill.

  164. Oh come on

    Incidentally, I’ve never flown Emirates or Etihad or one of those Gulf State flag carriers. I can’t imagine the management of these companies would allow their planes to be piloted by anyone other than a man with a crisp British, American or Australian accent and a nice reassuring name like John Smith or Thomas Robertson. Can you imagine the stampede from the first class deck caused by all the cashed up Arabs if they heard ‘dis izz your kaptahn Mukchhhhamed al-Noor speaking’ come over the PA?

  165. JC

    Mayfly

    That sounds about right, but how does polygamy tie in with a pilots shortage. You lost me.

    You haven’t lost me as much as Bill the Butcher though -:)

  166. egg_

    Wild Oats XI still being credited with a win in the Sydney to Hobart, pending any possible penalty from a formal protest by Comanche.

    A bit of contrived excitement for an otherwise boring boat race?
    Yawn.

  167. Makka

    They’re not cutting staff, makka, you goose.

    I didn’t say they were cutting staff, fkwit.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    but will promote two of them ahead of their male cohorts to command infantry companies without going through the required years of command and staff experience.

    Way to go in wrecking unit cohesion and morale.

  169. JC

    Incidentally, I’ve never flown Emirates or Etihad or one of those Gulf State flag carriers.

    I don’t give a shit if the fare is 40% lower. I wouldn’t fly those fucking arseholes even for free. I’m not giving money to a curtain head sheikh who then sends a portion to ISIS-like organisations or the local mosque.

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    In other unrelated news, Qantas is planning on running its new Sydney – LA Dreamliner flights on mustard seed oil.

    And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

  171. Arky

    Australia is a sad old place if we can’t manage a system to train enough pilots to fly our own planes.

    ..
    If you can’t manufacture why would you think you can do other things well?
    Like farm, govern, educate and train or defend yourself?
    Manufacturing was the canary in the coal mine.
    Watch as our capacity to do anything productive competitively nosedives.

  172. Geriatric Mayfly

    That sounds about right, but how does polygamy tie in with a pilots shortage. You lost me.

    Supply and demand JC.

  173. egg_

    AM ABC runs a story on a free recording studio in western Sydney that’s giving the homeless (drug addicts) hope for the future.
    It’s funding is running out (tax grab).
    Up and coming young Westie rap genius says he’s using rap to stand up against the big bullies in the world (Trump).

    It’s so childish it takes your breath away.

    Au contraire – he’s telling them what they want to hear.

  174. Boambee John

    Joe at 1154

    Since they are useless at detection, they can at least patrol and apprehend any assault that they come across.

    We need to break the police into two groups.

    A Public Safety Force, essentially as you describe, and a Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Service, combining the responsibilities of the present detectives and the Crown Prosecution Service.

    Each crime should have a designated prosecutor, responsible for supervision of the investigation and prosecution of the accused. Any deficiencies in the investigation found by the court to lead to sacking of the supervising prosecutor.

    Most of the wymmenses should be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Service. What they lack in the physical strength needed for the Public Safety Force, they make up for in attention to detail and sheer persistence in asking and folowing up questions!

    Men and women, despite the protestations of feminazis, are different, and society should take advntage of those differences.

  175. JC

    Candy

    Out system is mostly market determined. You can’t make predictions like that all the time. Don’t forget that it’s only been a few years since the West weathered a terrifying economic nosedive and most airlines were on their last legs. The lead time to stick a pilot into a heavy jet is 15 to 20 years.

    Pilots weren’t trained 10 odd years ago because no one in their right mind was predicting the massive increase in passenger traffic coupled with a massive fall in the price of jet fuel.

    Markets are always jerking around reacting to the latest signals.

    Ignore Bill’s complaints.

  176. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I don’t give a shit if the fare is 40% lower. I wouldn’t fly those fucking arseholes even for free. I’m not giving money to a curtain head sheikh who then sends a portion to ISIS-like organisations or the local mosque.

    The Sheikhs might do a few bad things, but they are much more tolerant than Alan Joyce.

  177. Top Ender

    Reporting in from the battlefield of Telstra versus Top Ender.

    Victory is declared! (For me!)

    Summary:
    – five email outages over 12 days
    – no warning of any until outage number 4 – apparently they were supposed to send a text first
    – lots of battling to get the services restored each time.
    – Was blamed on a) my email address needed a number in it; b) my email address was sending spam; c) too many spams received.
    – finally resolved with resetting a lot of technical aspects
    – as I had complained in writing to the Ombudsman they suddenly became anxious to have that cancelled.
    – Telstra offered $50 an outage as compensation for a $250 total.

    Thanks to Cats for suggestions throughout.

  178. Makka

    If you can’t manufacture why would you think you can do other things well?
    Like farm, govern, educate and train or defend yourself?
    Manufacturing was the canary in the coal mine.
    Watch as our capacity to do anything productive competitively nosedives.

    I think sadly that’s about right. Unless it’s digging up dirt and selling it, the immigration ponzi and the growing of Govt accounts for the remainder of the so called “economy”. Australia has allowed itself to be done over by Unions, the left generally and the Big Australia Uniparty. Infuriating and sad.

  179. egg_

    Napoleon was a little man with a tiny dick.

    Probably the makings of an aggressive fox terrier – who leads dumb blood hounds.

  180. JC

    Makka
    #2595277, posted on December 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    They’re not cutting staff, makka, you goose.

    I didn’t say they were cutting staff, fkwit.

    You did.

    Makka
    #2595269, posted on December 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    Hey, as long as the visa pilots are vetted by ASIO we should be fine.
    They wouldn’t miss anything suspicious.

    Ably supported by the Qld police, no doubt. But hey, it’s a rational cost cutting strategy.

  181. egg_

    Our security agencies claim to be successful in preventing Islamic terror attacks yet successful attacks are found to be something else.

    Ditto rape crime stats in Sweden – same massaging of the data.
    “Hide the decline” into anarchy.

  182. Makka

    Out system is mostly market determined.

    What a load of bullshit. Our system is rigged through regulation, fees, immigration and taxes to ensure rent seekers maintain their bottom line. Everyone except stupid libertarians like Joe Cockhead knows it. He does too actually but it’s easier to vomit economic gobbledegook to mask the lie.

  183. Makka

    You did

    Learn to read, Cockhead.

  184. Jupes;

    It is clear that those tasked with protecting Australia are wilfully neglecting their duty for no other reason than to appease feminists. Not only should they be sacked but a long spell in jail is required for these traitorous pricks.

    The call comes out – again! – from Winston for a Stalin/Tukhachevsky Level Purge.
    It’s the only way to make sure, Comrades…

  185. Rae

    I actually saw a plainclothesman with a shoulder holster on the news last night.
    No coat, of course; what would be the point if we couldn’t see it?
    The sunglasses, the badges tucked into jeans

    Saw one in action at a concert not long ago. No gun, no sunnies (it was late afternoon), but wearing jeans, short sleeve shirt and joggers. He looked just like one of the punters, until he effortlessly had Mr Troublemaker in an arm-lock, gave him an eyeful of the flip-open ID from his back pocket then took him away. The cop was only small, much smaller than Mr Troublemaker.

  186. egg_

    Trucks are bad! They need police resources devoted to checking every inch of them

    Trucks are good! They block roads and protect shoppers from un-named security risks.

    How the Nanny State treats everything.

  187. H B Bear

    Ditto rape crime stats in Sweden – same massaging of the data.
    “Hide the decline” into anarchy.

    Vicpol, Australia’s most politicised police force, have been doing that for years. Long before JBs and Mohammedans were clogging the system.

    Ask Simon Overland how that worked out.

  188. JC

    “Mostly”doesn’t equal or even imply ” totally”.

    Learn to read

    Airline regulations mostly deal with safety etc, which means they add to the cost burden. Government agencies don’t set the price of airline tickets… or haven’t you heard. The market does. Stop trying to fill Candy’s head with even more nonsense.

  189. John Constantine

    Robots could fly all our planes right now.

    Easier than trucks, as no oncoming traffic, pedestrian idiots and wildlife.

    Robot pilots or third world wannabees, who is going to stuff up and crash?.

  190. C.L.

    Good news …
    Inter alia, the Daily Telegraph reports that Commissioner Cath Burn will be on duty New Year’s Eve.

  191. H B Bear

    Good news …
    Inter alia, the Daily Telegraph reports that Commissioner Cath Burn will be on duty New Year’s Eve.

    So you’ll by shot by the cops rather than run over by a muzzy?

  192. JC

    Good news …
    Inter alia, the Daily Telegraph reports that Commissioner Cath Burn will be on duty New Year’s Eve.

    It could end in a halocaust. She’s actually worse than useless. She’s dangerous to public safety.

  193. Joe

    BJ:

    We need to break the police into two groups.

    A Public Safety Force, essentially as you describe, and a Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Service, combining the responsibilities of the present detectives and the Crown Prosecution Service.

    Investigation to proceed to the following process regardless of the “crime”.
    1. Tape of 1 sq Km of ground to preserve evidence.
    2. Block or otherwise constrict all roads within a Km of the scene – especially major roads/highways/freeways.
    3. Spend the next 24 hrs carefully inspecting the ground making sure to pickup random stones/plants/soil samples to ensure your colleagues in the Labs have plenty of work.
    4. Ask “Where were you to all victims”.
    5. Blame a random victim.
    6. Prosecute said victim until tossed out of court for a procedural error.
    7. Encourage the victim to sue the Govt. for millions.
    8. Victim wins case. Lawyers paid, Judges paid, Millions spent in make-work.
    Conclusion – successful procedure.

  194. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The US alone is sucking in tens of thousands of commercial pilots over the coming decade. Our airlines need to be made to invest in training locals rather than rely on just immigration and 457’s to fill demand.

    How delightfully statist of you. What next – diversity quotas?

    We have a skills shortage because the state has completely fucked an industry and your solution is to punish private enterprise for bureaucratic lunacy.

    As Eyrie points out above, not so long ago there was an oversupply of qualified Australian pilots. We’re talking thousands of young blokes (and birds since Debbie Wardly) who had invested $60k+ in their own education and then spent years flying bank cheques across the never never at night in old small aircraft, or hauling pigs out of perilous mountain strips in PNG, with no guarantee of prime employment driving a Boeing.

    Added to the woes of flight training organisations is the demise of capital city secondary aerodromes. The once Federally owned assets were privatised. Leases were granted with caveats for maintaning the assets as operating aerodromes. The lease conditions were never enforced and airops have been compromised as a result, as light industrial development has encroached on obstacle limitation areas and closed runways. In other words, the Howard government trousered the cash then absolved themselves of responsibility for protecting tax payer funded assets.

    The airlines are not culpable for the current labour shortage.

  195. John Constantine

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-economy-to-be-world-s-11th-biggest-as-population-grows

    Cheap energy from ruinables electricity and the profits from a refugee inventing the cure for cancer will make australia the first country to prove a ponzi scheme can work, if only you bring enough people into it.

  196. Rococo Liberal

    If you can’t manufacture why would you think you can do other things well?

    The problem was that our bosses and workers got lazy and bolshie behind tarrif walls. That meant that when tarrifs were removed they were incapable of sustaining a manufacturing base.

  197. Joe

    The problem was that our bosses and workers got lazy and bolshie behind tarrif walls. That meant that when tarrifs were removed they were incapable of sustaining a manufacturing base.

    You cannot compete with slave labour – unless you become a slave.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Inter alia, the Daily Telegraph reports that Commissioner Cath Burn will be on duty New Year’s Eve.

    I’d feel more secure if Two Commando were on standby.

  199. Geriatric Mayfly

    To the SuperMax
    Goulburn’s SuperMax prison houses Australia’s most dangerous extremists. We gain rare access and discover a ticking time bomb.
    The Oz

    Some beardy weirdies in there with serious mental health issues. I guess when they get out, all will have a “Mental Health Plan” stamped by the Governor. Be alert but not alarmed.

  200. jupes

    The call comes out – again! – from Winston for a Stalin/Tukhachevsky Level Purge.
    It’s the only way to make sure, Comrades…

    I think it requires more than a purge.

    The ADF must be infested with SJWs at every level because having the ‘correct’ attitude is essential for promotion. Therefore the only option is to disband the current ADF and replace it with a new male only one.

    This can’t happen overnight so the new ADF will necessarily start small and grow into the future, while the old ADF shrinks through natural attrition and no new recruits. After a decade, the new ADF will be 100% operational while the old ADF is defunct.

  201. Joe

    I’d feel more secure if Two Commando were on standby in charge.

    FIFY

  202. Makka

    Learn to read

    “rational cost cutting strategy ” was quoting you, moron. I’ll dumb it down for you- cost cutting isn’t necessarily cutting staff, dickhead.

    Libertarians like Joe Cockhead : Yes, it’s appalling that safety costs should impede QAN’s profits. Why tf should Australian business have to train young Australians anyway? I mean really, who does give a shit when we can import as many skills as we need and not bear the dollar cost?

  203. zyconoclast

    If you are currently rasing a daughter you have a horifying dilemma.
    Do you raise her with traditional values in a society rapidly divesting itself of those values?
    Or do you raise her to try to compete in this new fantasy land where girls “kick ass”?
    Confidence is a valuable asset. You can avoid a heap of trouble by being confident. But ultimately it has to be backed up with ability.
    I don’t think many chicks really understand what the contest actially is, or the types of predators that exist.
    They are shedding what were for thousands of years their best strategies for survival and progress.
    But trying to instill traditional values that only a minority of people now recognise is a losing game too.
    The cost of getting it wrong is potentially everything.

    I think the best method for both boys and girls is to teach them the game.
    This means teaching the truth about what real and also how to maximize the benefit that the systems offers.

    If the field of study or job or contract requires full scale SJW, then do it.
    If it doesn’t, then don’t.
    The child does not owe their thoughts or mind to others.
    Do not expose your weaknesses or fears, they will be used against you.
    Keep their mind and body strong and fit.
    They need to be taught self reliance, to improvise, adapt and overcome.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    The scent of women is far more intoxicating than perfume.
    I think some men who think otherwise are closeted homosexuals.

    Look wamen smell great, but let’s not go over the top into lesbian love language, shall we?
    Jesus Christ.

  205. egg_

    While Gladstone’s number 1 unit was contracted to provide backup power – and did so four seconds later – the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia beat it to the punch by injecting 7.3MW into the national electricity grid just 140 milliseconds after Loy Yang began to trip, according to data from the Australian Energy Market Operator compiled by energy analyst Dylan McConnell.

    Yeah I can probably start pissing faster than a firehose, too.
    Tard.

  206. JC

    This is what I said.

    And yea, keeping costs down is a rational strategy for any enterprise.

    Not this

    “rational cost cutting strategy ” was quoting you, moron. I’ll dumb it down for you- cost cutting isn’t necessarily cutting staff, dickhead.

    They don’t mean the same thing.

    If you’re going to quote then quote exactly. Don’t make shit up.

    You’re a decent bloke most times, so don’t fall into the trap of creating fake bullshit, like memoryfault and Ronery. Those two dishonest fagotts were threatened with a banning if they tried that shit again.

    Don’t do it. You’re better than that.

    Cost cutting does convey the idea of cutting staff. Keeping costs down doesn’t convey they same meaning.

    I don’t want have to be teaching all the time as it’s tiring.

  207. egg_

    The scent of women is far more intoxicating than perfume.

    “Keeps the flies off the food”.

  208. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2595317, posted on December 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    The Highway or no other way.

  209. jupes

    The Barmy Army shows the way.

    Scroll down to watch what happened at the ‘G when the cops told a bloke to put his shoes back on (FFS).

  210. egg_

    The thing to bear in mind with all of this talk of the muslim terrorist being “merely” mentally ill is that the bugman class regard religion as an anachronism and devout adherance to any of it as being mental weakness and mental illness.

    Similar numbers to Abos?
    Similar issue – our betters don’t rub shoulders with the lower order Habibs on a daily basis.

  211. zyconoclast

    Excellent timing

    In the Fade (2017)

    Storyline
    Katja’s (Diane Kruger) had met Turkish-born Kurdish Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar) when she bought hashish from him during her student days. They got married when he was still in prison, although their parents were against the marriage. Since her son Rocco (Rafael Santana) is born, Nuri is no longer working as a drug dealer, because he studied business administration in prison and now runs a translation and tax office in Hamburg. One day Rocco and Nuri are killed by a nail bomb, which was deposited in front of the office. This has shredded everything. Because her husband was in prison for drug possession, the police investigated in the red light district. The investigators do not see that the tracks point in a completely different direction. Then they happen to be the real killers on the net. The main suspects are the neo-Nazi spouses André (Ulrich Brandhoff) and Edda Möller (Hanna Hilsdorf). But the trial is developing differently than Katja had hoped. Although her lawyer Danilo (Denis Moschitto) speaks of a watertight evidence, defender Haberbeck (Johannes Krisch) manages to settle the case in favor of the defendants. Humiliated and destroyed by the trial, Katja sees no reason to continue living. If she wants to give meaning to her life again, she has to take the law into her own hands.

  212. Makka

    Cost cutting does convey the idea of cutting staff.

    “Cutting staff” wasn’t stated by me so stop your fking lying. You’re becoming like dotty.I wasn’t conveying an idea.

    I’ve actually owned businesses and run rather large organisations of 200+ people with budget responsibility for over 100 million all up. I do know that cutting costs or keeping costs down (whatever) does not necessarily mean or always involve cutting staff, even if lame brains like you don’t.

  213. JC

    Drudge side headers.

    Gerbil warming hitting North America really hard.

    COLD BLAST HEARTLAND; CHILLS SUBZERO…
    Record -36° in Minnesota…
    Temps 30° BELOW normal…
    Some of most extreme cold ‘ever observed’ in central Missouri…
    Arctic Blast: Canada…
    Siberia, Antarctica Warmer Than NH…
    UPDATE: Erie, PA pummeled by record 5 feet of snow…
    NATIONAL GUARD MOBILIZED…
    LIVE CHILL MAP.

    The Minnesota gerbil warming temp really cold.

  214. Mother Lode

    Security told a guy to put his shoes on?

    What kind of damaged over-compensating freaks are graduating from a Cert IV courses these days?

  215. Stimpson J. Cat

    “merely” mentally ill

    OK that’s a bit racist.

    Maybe try
    “simply” mentally ill, or
    “definitively”mentally ill.

    😁

  216. JC

    If you know what it means, then don’t act so confused about it, Makka. It becomes difficult to discuss things with you when you act so confused and don’t even quote accurately. Try harder. Apologize and move on.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Inter alia, the Daily Telegraph reports that Commissioner Cath Burn will be on duty New Year’s Eve.

    Loutish behaviour by a few mentally ill individuals shouldn’t cause more than thirty or forty deaths.

  218. Stimpson J. Cat

    Katja’s (Diane Kruger) had met Turkish-born Kurdish Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar) when she bought hashish from him during her student days. They got married when he was still in prison, although their parents were against the marriage.

    This sounds like it was based on a true story.
    Is this about Tanya Plibersek and Michael Coutts-Trotter?

  219. egg_

    3. Import pilots.

    I hope they all pass JC’s knife and fork test.

    At least, the Chinks have cutlery of a sort – many of the Mo’s eat with their hands.

  220. Makka

    Then they happen to be the real killers on the net. The main suspects are the neo-Nazi spouses André (Ulrich Brandhoff) and Edda Möller (Hanna Hilsdorf).

    Yeah, this is how the 2nd season of Berlin Station was destroyed. The SJW’s took charge, made the Station Chief a woman and with millions of new arrival potential jihadis raping and killing their way through the German population centres, who does the CIA Berlin Station Chief go after? Yep, Alt-Right skin heads while painting the rightist party leader as a baby eating demon666.

  221. JC

    I hope they all pass JC’s knife and fork test.

    I don’t think I devised that side of the flying test. It was Artiste who came up with that one. I started it all off with the first tongue test. If the pilot didn’t start off with English as his (never hers) language, then don’t get on the plane.

    It’s the beauty of blogs.. the value added side 🙂 where we all contribute to a good idea.

  222. Makka

    If you know what it means, then don’t act so confused about it, Makka.

    This lesson is over. Come prepared for your next one.

  223. Delta A

    The Barmy Army shows the way.

    Thanks, jupes. That was brilliant!

  224. stackja

    egg_
    #2595335, posted on December 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Right hand only because left not clean.

  225. egg_

    I hope they all pass JC’s knife and fork test.

    IT’s IIRC (not a bad idea).

  226. Makka

    Youth escapes Don Dale by sneaking out behind a desk, climbing over perimeter fence, four coils of razor wire

    A YOUTH escaped the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the early hours of this morning, half an hour after arriving at the centre

    Genuinely surprised. Are the fences still up?

  227. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Barmy Army shows the way.

    Scroll down to watch what happened at the ‘G when the cops told a bloke to put his shoes back on (FFS).

    Australians would have meekly accepted and probably sucked the cops dick a little bit to apologise.

    The English show the ways we have to treat the fascist lunatics.

    We don’t realise how far gone Australia is.

  228. egg_

    incoherent rambler: “How does CASA know who is flying/buying drones?
    Are sales registered with CASA?”

    No but if you fly it where you maybe should not some R/C model dickhead will report you to the authorities.

    Cause to upend their $n,000 plane with a $129 Aldi drone.

  229. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The knife and fork test is paramount to Infidel’s Law Of Flight.

    Speaking English as a first language is all well and good, but there are many cultures who now speak English as their native tongue who you would not want near the cockpit. The knife and fork test weeds these fuckers out.

  230. Top Ender

    Opera House neighbours want ‘eyesores’ out

    RHIAN DEUTROM

    Residents living beside the Sydney Opera House who say their property prices could be affected by “ugly” security bollards claim they had been promised a more attractive security solution would be implemented.

    The jewel in the Sydney Harbour crown was hemmed in by a selection of large concrete barriers last year to restrict vehicle access to the harbour and nearby promenade, which receives more than 8.2 million visitors a year.

    A year later, the unseemly barriers remain on the harbourfront, with a recent update of brown paint, in an apparent attempt to disguise them.

    While locals admit the defensive structures are a “necessary eyesore” to protect pedestrians from the heightened threat of vehicle terror attacks, they say they were promised a more attractive long-term solution from the Sydney Opera House corporation when they were first erected. The barriers sit directly in front of the Bennelong Apartments, known as “The Toaster”, which is home to some of Sydney’s wealthiest professionals and personalities, and have left many concerned about the resale value of their properties as well as the impact the unsightly structures will have on tourism.

    Perhaps:

    – paint each with a different terrorist head and shoulders picture?

    – wrap them in Christmas paper? At the end of January these could be replaced by giant Easter bows.

    – use them in a more practical way? For example, every night an identified disturbed individual could be chased through the bollards on a path which would change every night. Locals could gather for a diverse and inclusive get-together and shoot the individual with water pistols.

    From the Oz print edition

  231. struth

    However, the possibility that Tawhidi himself is practising a far more subtle version of taqqiya than that of his counterparts cannot be overlooked.

    Exactly.
    I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could spit.
    He is still alive for one.
    Two, I don’t need some sandalled wanker that looks like a bearded wombat wrapped in dunny paper (for a religion) he won’t leave telling me what is bleedingly obvious.
    Tawhidi, leave the religion or shut the fuck up.
    We don’t need your opinion, and we never asked to hear from any of you.
    You were forced on us by U.N. traitors in our government.

    The world is better without Islam in any form.

  232. egg_

    Time for pilot names –

    Wey Too Lo
    Waht Da Phuc

    Wot Dat Noyz?

  233. stackja

    Makka
    #2595178, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Dutton said story wrong.

  234. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A YOUTH escaped the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the early hours of this morning, half an hour after arriving at the centre

    He’ll be joining Dylan Vollers on Q and A.

  235. Oh come on

    The problem was that our bosses and workers got lazy and bolshie behind tarrif walls. That meant that when tarrifs were removed they were incapable of sustaining a manufacturing base.

    You cannot compete with slave labour – unless you become a slave.

    You’re going into bat for subsidies and tariff walls, Joe? Seriously?

    Having an industrial base is important. But maintaining this via a system which causes that base to become decrepit and globally uncompetitive is a poor long term strategy. And that’s what you get with mercantilism, along with neomercantilism, as the Japanese discovered and the Chinese will discover.

    The best way to maintain a modern, globally competitive industrial base is for the state to foster an environment where free enterprise can flourish. This means refraining from backing winners, running an impartial and transparent legal system, keeping corporate taxes down and generally staying out of the way to the point where bribing politicians and other agents of the state to do things wouldn’t be worth anyone’s time or money because no state actor would possess enough power to be worth buying. If we had made our economy more business-friendly when we turned away from protectionism, Australian industry would be much more diverse and developed than it is today.

  236. Stimpson J. Cat

    Youth escapes Don Dale by sneaking out behind a desk, climbing over perimeter fence, four coils of razor wire

    I’m willing to bet good money he wove a rope out of a spithood.

  237. Makka

    Popular Mechanics.

    “Heavy Chinese subsidies on electric cars are starting to show their benefits. A Chinese company, NIO, has released its first mass-produced model over the weekend, an SUV meant to challenge the Tesla Model X at half the price.

    A few months ago, China announced that it would eventually want to wean itself off selling new combustible engines. The country has begun working towards this goal through helping electric car companies, offering subsidies as significant as $15,000 per vehicle. The SUV, named the ES8, is going for 448,000 Chinese yuan ($67,765). That’s half the Tesla Model X Chinese starting price of 836,000 yuan ($126,470).

    “It’s hard to assume” that this will affect Tesla’s sales in China, NIO founder William Li tells CNBC. “Maybe Tesla will sell less…after our product is out. Or probably, because the whole market is growing, they will still maintain growth in sales. It’s hard to say.”

    The ES8, available only in China, is an electric seven-seater that can hit 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. It further earns its Tesla comparisons through a driver assistance system that features 23 sensors, including a trifocal front-facing camera, four surround exterior cameras, five millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a driver monitor camera. The ES8 also features NOMI, an in-car AI system. NOMI can adjust the ES8’s temperature, communicate with the driver, and even takes photos.

    The ES8 takes 3 minutes to charge at a NIO power station, the company also offers service vehicles that drive around offering to power customers cars. The Shanghai-based company, founded in 2014, has also taken to improving Chinese infrastructure with plans to build 1,100 power-swap stations in China by 2020. Li says that a battery-swap station can be built in less than a day. ”

    Bruce, 3 minutes??!!

  238. Top Ender

    Time for pilot names:

    Wun Wing Lo

    Ben Twing

  239. JC

    Bruce, 3 minutes??!!

    1 million ev’s are expected to be sold in 18. This is a growth rate of 30% a year!

  240. struth

    The best way to maintain a modern, globally competitive industrial base is for the state to foster an environment where free enterprise can flourish. This means refraining from backing winners, running an impartial and transparent legal system, keeping corporate taxes down and generally staying out of the way to the point where bribing politicians and other agents of the state to do things wouldn’t be worth anyone’s time or money because no state actor would possess enough power to be worth buying. If we had made our economy more business-friendly when we turned away from protectionism, Australian industry would be much more diverse and developed than it is today.

    Well said.
    +100

  241. Makka

    This is a growth rate of 30% a year!

    It’s yuuuge and has just started. The numbers 20 years ahead are just staggering. I’m investigating the recycling aspects.

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