Wednesday Forum: December 27, 2017

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  1. JC

    I think the recharge thingi could be bullshit though. I reckon what’s hidden is that it would be a battery change over and not a full charge on existing batteries. There’s nothing portable that could possibly do that job.

  2. struth

    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.

    Yet Asians will still block up the fast lane and haven’t yet worked out what a rear view mirror is for.
    Pointless all this other shit.

    EV’s are subsidised by the taxpayer.
    So bring it on in China I say.

    They are building all those coal stations to power them as well.
    I’d be rebuilding coal PSs here again and selling even more coal to China so they can subsidies their entire fleet of cars.
    If it wasn’t for the U.N. socialist shit killing their competition,, the Chinese would be nowhere.
    We’d probably have electrical goods that work and food that is safe to eat.

  3. Nick

    Mock as we may about language skills, if you’ve ever listened to ATC, the level of English from Airlines such as Philippine Airlines makes me want to swim rather than fly them.

  4. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

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

    How do you explain the German economy then?

  5. Oh come on

    Heavy Chinese subsidies on electric cars are starting to show their benefits.

    Bullshit. Heavy subsidies don’t work here – we know that from experience. There isn’t some magical Chinese subsidy that somehow works there but not here.

    No, Chinese firms in high-tech industries have a strong tendency to get ahead by stealing the intellectual property of their competitors. Sure, you can put out a cheap product relative to those of your rivals when your main development expense goes on reverse engineering. You’ll never be world beaters with such a strategy, though. Also, there’s a reason this car is only sold in China. Hell, I wouldn’t buy a Tesla because I’d feel uneasy about the prospect of all those batteries under your butt suddenly going up in flames. This shoddy Chinese electric car, quintuply so.

  6. Nick

    Yet Asians will still block up the fast lane

    We are slowly getting Asian driving habits here, too. Coming off the Anzac Bridge, it’s clearly marked that the right hand lanes turn right only. This doesn’t stop selfish fuckers who can’t bother queueing with the proles waiting to go straight, but push in at the front of the line, ignoring the banked up cars behind, wanting to turn right.

  7. egg_

    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..

    More coal powered cars?
    Winnah! for Oz.

  8. JC

    Ridley Scott comes out swinging and a first for Hollywood types.

    Ridley Scott Defends Republican Tax Bill: Clever Business Owners Will Reinvest, Generate Economic Growth

    The questioner opens with what he thinks is a Dorothy Dixer:

    Ridley Scott defended the Republican tax overhaul during an interview about his new film, saying the bill will result in business owners reinvesting and generating economic growth.

    The topic came up as the legendary movie director spoke to the Denver Post about his latest movie, “All The Money In The World,” which is based on the true story of a kidnapping in Italy in the 1970s.

    “There’s a lot [sic] commentary in this film about the value of human life, class struggles and the role of wealth in society,” interviewer John Wenzel said. “Do you think there’s anything to be learned from it at this moment in America?”

    And whack.

    “Well, let’s take the tax bill,” Scott said. “People say (Republicans) are doing it for the wealthy class. What they forget is if you get a clever, un-selfish business person—I don’t care if it’s a corner store or a big business—who’s suddenly saving 15 percent, they’ll put it back in this business.”

    “Then you’re going to get growth and therefore (people) will get employed,” Scott added. “My concern is with the elderly, the infirm and the youth who need to have chances and shots for every level, and equality in education. But you have to use it. You have to get your (expletive) head down and use it.

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    How do you explain the German economy then?

    Nazi Gold.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

    Makka – Three minutes to swap the battery:

    Despite the unexciting range, the ES8 has a distinct advantage over other electric cars: Owners can swap batteries. The company says a battery swap can be done in three minutes, and the company intends to build 1,100 stations for swapping by 2020. As good as a Tesla Supercharger is, it still isn’t as fast as a battery change.

    The battery isn’t huge though: 70 kWh, which is small for a SUV. I’d suspect it is a LiFePO4 battery since the Chinese have been pushing that (cheaper) system.

  11. rickw

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

    When it starts in earnest, priority #1 target is super mosque.

  12. JC

    It’s true, Egg. EVs mean more coal derived energy. However, what they will reduce is pollution… real pollution in large cities. That’s good.

    Who gives a shit about gerbil warming anyway. But if we can cut pollution in the cities and do so with better technology… well that’s a good thing.

  13. Makka

    UBS November report on the EV market.

    https://neo.ubs.com/shared/d2NY9OkeKUpBxTw/

    These are massive changes.

  14. struth

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

    Once we get over this crazy thinking we might get somewhere.

    The United States for many years and even to this day, has the highest standard of living and some of the best paid workers in the world, and compared to many countries with much larger populations of slave labour than the entire population of the states, shit all over them.

    How many slaves does it take to keep up cutting sugar cane compared to one cane harvester?

  15. curious george

    Back in April, for example, a Muslim narrowly avoided jail after anally raping a teen because “he couldn’t understand no,” according to the Swedish court system.

    The Hovrätten (royal court) of Western Sweden said the previously-convicted Iraqi had “suspected ADHD,” which, according to the court, gave him “difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to.”

    This despite video evidence of the girl resisting and repeatedly saying “no” during the sexual assault – and despite evidence indicating the girl was blackmailed by the migrant who reportedly threatened to harass her family.

    Wtf is going on?
    You shake your head and wonder if you’ve woken up on a strange planet.
    It surely cant be that long before joe average decides enough is enough.

  16. H B Bear

    The United States for many years and even to this day, has the highest standard of living and some of the best paid workers in the world, and compared to many countries with much larger populations of slave labour than the entire population of the states, shit all over them.

    German car workers have higher pay and work much fewer hours than US workers. Capital and labour are nearly always interchangeable. Cheap labour is becoming less and less relevant every day.

  17. egg_

    Auto-correct makes crashed out of carshed.

    Chrome’s server has requested to monitor mein geschpellung – not such a good idea.

  18. Makka

    Thanks Bruce.

    The 220 mile range for city and inner urban use has to be very appealing for certain users with a 3 min charge/swap time (costs permitting of course).

  19. struth

    Cheap labour is becoming less and less relevant every day.

    The level of government interference and regulation is far more damaging to an economy.

    That’s why without the U.N. forceably killing off their competition, Chinese would all still be riding bikes

  20. W Hogg

    Wtf is going on?
    You shake your head and wonder if you’ve woken up on a strange planet.
    It surely cant be that long before joe average decides enough is enough.

    Well so far the average Jane doesn’t care. Wymminz raped by rapeugees are reporting assailants are blond and Swedish-speaking because they don’t want racist backlash. If the victims are happy to be raped and cover up for the offenders, YTF should the blokes care?

  21. egg_

    Robots could fly all our planes right now.

    They have done for decades – the pilots are there just for the announcements.
    “Spam in a can”.

  22. Oh come on

    I was pretty surprised when I first learnt of the cost of fueling up your EV. What is it again – $15-$25 per full charge? Sure it’s cheaper than petrol but not enormously so. Most people think of EVs as being essentially free to run; hell, I’ve noticed that an increasing number of shopping centre, apartment building and office block carparks now maintain EV parking bays where EV owners can park and charge their cars at no cost. Particularly if the buildings push an eco-friendly angle. At the shopping centre I used to live nearest to, the pair of EV bays (which were almost always empty) were located more closely and conveniently to the main entrance than the disabled parking.

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    3 min charge/swap

    Now hang on a minute ratf$ckers.
    There is no f$cking 3 min “charge”.
    It’s a straight swap, just like swapping gas bottles at a servo.
    Imagine the stock they would have to carry.
    Also where do the batteries get recharged and how long does it take?

    BOM you love fact checking this sh$t let me know when you have the details.

    I don’t trust them.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    These are massive changes.

    UBS? ROFL. Those numbers are pure propaganda.

    The punters will only buy them if they cost and perform like a petrol car. Which they don’t and can’t.
    They will buy them if they are made to. Which is what may happen in China, although I doubt the Party will succeed in making such an edict stick. EVs are too expensive for almost all Chinese people.

    Here’s an example:

    Chevrolet Bolt EV Tallies 2,781 Deliveries In October 2017

    In the United States, Chevrolet Bolt EV deliveries totaled 2,781 units in October 2017. The results represent the model’s best-ever monthly sales performance since its launch in December 2016. The previous record was 2,632 deliveries in September 2017.

    In the first ten months of the year, Bolt EV sales totaled 17,083 units.

    In Canada, Chevrolet Bolt EV deliveries totaled 371 units in October 2017. The results represent the model’s best-ever monthly sales performance, after the 241 deliveries in March 2017.

    In the first ten months of the year, Bolt EV sales totaled 1,663 units.

    Huuuuuge! Not. And I bet most of those sales are to greens and lefty government buyers. How you get to 16.5 million units per annum in only 8 years is something that Gaia only knows.

  25. Oh come on

    The Hovrätten (royal court) of Western Sweden said the previously-convicted Iraqi had “suspected ADHD,” which, according to the court, gave him “difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to.”

    Huh? In its backbreaking effort to make excuses for this disgusting rapist, the Swedish court seems to have confused ADHD with autism.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Russia admits $45m satellite launch failed because programmers put in co-ordinates for the WRONG launch site

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5215871/Russia-says-satellite-launch-failure-programming-error.html#ixzz52WhjOTWA
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Comrade computer programmer, it will be a long, cold winter in Siberia this year.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    BOM you love fact checking this sh$t let me know when you have the details.

    BON Goddammit.
    Goddamn Commie Oppo keypad.

  28. Oh come on

    The Hovrätten (royal court) of Western Sweden said the previously-convicted Iraqi had “suspected ADHD,” which, according to the court, gave him “difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to.”

    Huh? In its backbreaking effort to make excuses for this disgusting [email protected], the Swedish court seems to have confused ADHD with autism.

  29. egg_

    Cheap labour is becoming less and less relevant every day.

    Saw an odd report early morning from the UK on Al Jiz comparing closure of a Jaguar factory (jerbs, jerbs, jerbs) with self drive cars envisaged to be on their roads by c. 2023* – it’s always a 5-year plan with the Commos.

    *Quoted academics saying it’s use is 30 years away for the complexity of e.g. pedestrian traffic in built-up areas but industry pundits say it will be accelerated.

    Safer from drone cars than white-van-man?

  30. Oh come on

    The Hovrätten (royal court) of Western Sweden said the previously-convicted Iraqi had “suspected ADHD,” which, according to the court, gave him “difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to.”

    Huh? In its backbreaking effort to make excuses for the despicable behaviour of this piece of excrement, the Swedish court seems to have confused ADHD with autism.

  31. Up The Workers!

    If the Weatherdildo’s batteries were insufficient to keep the smile on Benny Wong’s stern dial, I see no reason why the rest of us should be happy with second best.

    The thought occurs that as far as quality control is concerned, Weatherdildo’s famous batteries have much in common with Juliar’s infamous bedside contact lenses – each has been passed by another Labor pollie!

    (I do hope Weatherdildo thoroughly washed those batteries before he decided to re-use them! The people in the Mendicant State of Greater Snowtown now cannot turn on a light without thinking of the po-faced Benny Wong “getting a buzz” from their power supply.)

  32. egg_

    Yet Asians will still block up the fast lane

    Mastering a horseless carriage seems to take up 99% of their attention – 1% left for observing other road users.
    /lacist

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    The 220 mile range for city and inner urban use has to be very appealing for certain users with a 3 min charge/swap time (costs permitting of course).

    Makka – That is the headline number. The batteries lose capacity pretty rapidly, as you know with your phone.

    Consider that the batteries in the swap stations will probably average 4 years old – assuming an 8 year life. That means you might get one with a 90% capacity or one with a 30% capacity, if it is elderly.

    Now add Chinese weather. It gets cold. Very cold. When you have temperature below freezing batteries don’t work well at all.

    I strongly suspect that a few years of practice will rapidly make this beast a rival to the notorious Lada in the eyes of drivers.

  34. Makka

    Bruce, I know you are dead against EV’s (I’m not a fan) but the fact is Govt’s, councils, fleet management regs etc are mandating the changes on top of growing millennial demand while technology continues to lower cost barriers to procure, build and buy. Yes, it is huge even if the “science” of AGW is far from pure and presently subsidy is playing a big part.

    “The punters will only buy them if they cost and perform like a petrol car”

    Future punters will be millennials, about to become the biggest cohort living. These buggers are going to change everything.

  35. Fisky

    Oh dear! Look at how EU growth rates fell steadily after Schengen. I thought open borders was supposed to cause a boom in wealth and prosperity???

    https://mobile.twitter.com/mickfisk/status/946223030379806720

  36. Makka

    Makka – That is the headline number. The batteries lose capacity pretty rapidly, as you know with your phone.

    I’m aware of that. 5-10 years from now it won’t matter nearly as much as technology knocks down more cost/convenience barriers.

  37. egg_

    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.

    Stage one of self-drive cars – what better populous to test it on than Chinks?

  38. Oh come on

    Future punters will be millennials, about to become the biggest cohort living. These buggers are going to change everything.

    Stop trolling the thread, Makka.

  39. Makka

    Stop trolling the thread, Makka.

    Lol, not trolling at all OCO. Don’t be so sensitive. I do believe this will be the case notwithstanding my opinions on millennials. They are going to change everything.

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    Makka – Yes totalitarian governments may force millenials to buy crap cars. In East Germany a Trabant was luxury. The German government has been softening up the electorate for a ICE car ban.

    But CAGW is not happening. Increasingly people realise that. So making them buy expensive crap cars for no reason will not be very popular. It wasn’t in East Germany.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    Wow, fake “conservative” NeverTrumper Max Boot comes out openly as SJW –

    Max only has one mission in life and that is to make the US invade Iran.

    The neocons are fucking insane.

  42. stackja

    ‘AGW’ cost to millenials. Will they pay?

  43. Mark from Melbourne

    The actual aircrew:

    Cap’n : Sum Ting Wong
    Co-pilot : Wi Tu Loh
    Engineer : Ho Lee Fuk
    Comms : Bang Ding Ow

    Everybody knows this.

  44. stackja

    2.3m tiger shark sighted at Port Stephens beach
    The Daily Telegraph
    22 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    A Port Stephens beach was evacuated after a tiger shark was spotted just before 8am this morning.

    Lifeguard supervisor Phil Rock said the 2.3m shark was sighted off Birubi Beach by the DPI helicopter.

    The NSW Department of Primary Industries is currently tracking 247 White Sharks, 12 Tiger Sharks and 42 Bull Sharks.

    The sighting off Birubi Beach was not a tagged shark.

    The aerial surveillance is being conducted as part of the regular shark management strategy implemented by the NSW government.

    Birubi is one of the beaches under a daily patrol, with helicopter aerial surveillance from Birubi Beach to Crowdy Head part of a daily shark smart detection flights.

    The water is now safe for swimming.

  45. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Struth, you might find a visit to Shanghai to be interesting for you. Also some travel on the VFT network, thjime largest in the world.

  46. Oh come on

    The only thing I’m sensitive about is the thread degenerating into another interminable intergenerational free-for-all, Makka. That would be a pity, as the facts of the matter are well-established – Boomers ruined everything. Now, if they refuse to participate in cleaning up the colossal mess they made, then at least they must end their constant blame shifting onto their unfortunate children and grandchildren. It’s most unseemly.

  47. Makka

    The only thing I’m sensitive about is the thread degenerating into another interminable intergenerational free-for-all, Makka.

    Only because you’re being such a dickhead. I said millennials will change everything. It’s just simply stating fact. FFS get over yourself.

  48. Nick

    When will auto stopping cars become compulsory owing to the behaviour of Allah’s special friends ?

  49. Bill Thompson

    ABC News Brekkie was an Obama love-fest this morning, with several “news” segments, including a live cross to a foreign correspondent, banging on about Prince Harry hooking up with the ex-Prez. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I tweeted to current co-hosts, Paul Kennedy & Virginia Trioli, that they might also like to reflect on a few of Obama’s screw-ups – like his fiasco in Libya, the Syria “Red Line”, his so-called “successes” in Iraq & Yemen, as well as his ridiculous “ISIS are jay-vee” crack, before they took over half of Iraq. I didn’t get a response so I slipped around for a chat after the show. PK agrees with Hendo that I need to cut to the questions sooner…

    https://youtu.be/R0vhggdjR1A

  50. Oh come on

    Wow, fake “conservative” NeverTrumper Max Boot comes out openly as SJW –

    Astonishing. Bill Kristol is also being driven insane by Trump.

    The NeverTrumpers must be the stupidest people alive. I know there’s a lot of competition for that, but still. As one former NeverTrumper (Jonah Goldberg?) said, the NeverTrump movement died the second Trump was elected. Except that it didn’t. A few hold-outs loathe Trump so much that they just can’t quit. They aren’t able to attack him from the conservative right because so far he’s governed much more conservatively than any GOP President since Reagan. So they are swinging left. It’s the strangest thing, watching these former heavyweights on the right debase themselves. These people are abandoning their ideologies they’ve spent decades carefully defining for ones they’ve spent decades criticising harshly, and why? Because they hate Donald Trump that much. It’s really quite something to behold.

  51. Oh come on

    I’m well aware of what you said, and the context in which you said it, Makka. Additionally, your opinions on the issue as stated previously are also known. Don’t be obtuse.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Astonishing. Bill Kristol is also being driven insane by Trump.

    It’s hilarious. Check out John Schindler, Tom Nichols, Rick Wilson and co. on Twitter. A descent into utter madness.

  53. W Hogg

    Makka – Yes totalitarian governments may force millenials to buy crap cars.

    Independent 4WD from 4 electric motors is the optimum. Nothing can match the handling and safety of infinitely variable indept torque. They’re cheaper to make than ICE and when they fail, simpler to service.

    The downside is the battery cost and weight. And perhaps flammability. My guess is by 2040 EVs will be superior to ICE for many uses and hybrid will be the norm for trucks. Once perfected, the Chinese will build them cheaply and with better safety.

    They also have in-city zero harmful emissions.

    In the near term, subsidising $180k EVs for Da Rich is a joke. It would be premature to assume that EVs have no future separate from CAGW.

  54. Oh come on

    Trump must be one of the most charismatic men in human history.

  55. Myrddin Seren

    Pedant Alert.

    From Macca’s Pop Mech link:

    A few months ago, China announced that it would eventually want to wean itself off selling new combustible engines.

    Well – we would hope even the OH&S-phobic Chinese would stop selling ‘combustible’ engines.

    Author David Grossman. Has to be a j-school kiddie straight out of work experience ?

    Technology Editor, BBC Newsnight

    Incredible.

  56. mh

    Check out John Schindler, Tom Nichols, Rick Wilson and co. on Twitter. A descent into utter madness.

    As long as they stay on Twitter.

  57. stackja

    Oh come on
    #2595432, posted on December 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    Trump must be one of the most charismatic men in human history.

    Might WSC have said ‘Never in the history of mankind has so much been owed by so many to so few one man’.

  58. stackja

    Never Trump Schindler list?

  59. stackja

    Labor demand national road toll review
    Australian Associated Press
    30 minutes ago
    The federal opposition has called for a national review to determine why Australia’s road toll is again on the rise.

    Labor transport spokesman Anthony Albanese says the government must look into why, after years of decline, the nation’s road toll has increased in recent years.

    More than 20 people have died on NSW roads alone during the Christmas period, while five have been killed in Queensland and more than 10 in Victoria.

    Mr Albanese says the government must take urgent measures.

    “The government needs to have an urgent reassessment of why it is that more people are dying on our roads with tragic consequences for their families and for their communities,” he told reporters in Sydney on Thursday.

    “This needs an explanation and it needs a strategy of how we can return to a declining road toll.”

    His comments came as Australian actress Jessica Falkholt remained in a critical condition in hospital two days after a fiery crash on the NSW south coast.

    Ms Falkholt’s parents were killed in the crash near Ulladulla on Boxing day and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle was also critically injured.

    The accident brought the number of people killed on NSW roads since December 15 to 22.

    Both NSW and Victorian police say regional areas of each state are over-represented in figures.

    In NSW, 285 people have died on regional roads this year compared with 103 in metropolitan areas.

    Police blame the disparity on poor decisions by drivers, including speeding, drink driving and fatigue and Assistant NSW Commissioner Michael Corboy says road users need to take more responsibility.

    “Tragically, when a bad decision is made by a driver or rider, it is not only that person that is put at risk, they are usually putting their own passengers and all other road users at risk of getting involved in a fatal crash,” he said in a statement.

    “We are past the point of being disappointed, we are now angry that drivers are not listening to our warnings.”

    Federal Transport Minister Barnaby Joyce has been contacted for comment.

  60. egg_

    A few months ago, China announced that it would eventually want to wean itself off selling new combustible engines.

    Jarred here, too – bad cut&paste for “ICE”?

  61. jupes

    Cook gets a double ton.

    This is turning into a pretty good test match.

  62. stackja

    Jatenergy picks up infant formula brand
    Newsbites Finance
    December 28, 2017 3:20pm
    Jatenergy will buy 51% of Golden Koala Group, an Australian milk powder brand that produces Golden Koala infant formula.

    Following from the company’s development of ione milk brand, Jatenergy has now moved into the infant formula business with a brand that has had previous traction in China.

    The initial payment will consist of $2 million in cash and $1.5 million in Jatenergy shares issued at 1.8 cents per share. There will be two earnout payments totalling $1.5 million cash and $2 million in shares.

    Golden Koala is a brand that has been selling into China for the past 7 years in both department stores and online.

  63. Top Ender

    Is there no end to the advance of the Social Justice Warriors?

    Dennis the Menace is moving with the increasingly politically correct times and is dropping his moniker.
    The Beano cartoon legend will shortly be known only as Dennis, with publishers DC Thomson, who has published the comic since 1938, claiming he had ‘made mistakes in the past’ but had now ‘moved away from his “menacing” ways’.

    The name change, which will be included in the weekly comic and annual, coincides with the released of a new CBBC series. The new show, Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed, has adopted a slightly different approach to the classic Dennis the Menace show.

    Dennis the Menace is moving with the increasingly politically correct times and is dropping his moniker
    In the programme, instead of hanging around with boys of a similar mischievous temperament, two of his new friends include girls. One is JJ, a rock drummer, and Rubi, who is in a wheelchair.

    Link

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    The NeverTrumpers must be the stupidest people alive.

    Don’t forget little Benny Shapiro.
    Read his piece in the National Review.
    We mustn’t overlook him because of his height.

  65. egg_

    Not satisfied with Faraday’s fantastic efficiency COP of greater than 3:1, academics are now working on a hybrid evaporative cooling system to replace refrigerative systems.
    Perhaps Adelaide McMansions wasting 4 squares of cooling in the entry foyer puts a big load on the ‘dildo’s battery?

  66. jupes

    FMD we could do with Starc to clean up the tail.

    This is ridiculous.

  67. stackja

    Bitterly cold weather in northern US
    Associated Press
    15 minutes ago
    Bitterly cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern United States and is expected to stay put for days to come.

    Two Minnesota cities already have set record low temperatures and a city in Pennsylvania continues to dig out from a record snowfall.

    The National Weather Service reported International Falls, Minnesota, a city which calls itself the the Icebox of the Nation, plunged to 37 degrees below zero, breaking the old record of 32 below set in 1924.

    Hibbing, Minnesota, bottomed out at 28 below, breaking the old record of 27 below set in 1964.

    Wind chill advisories or warnings were in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York.

    The National Weather Service said wind chills in many areas on Thursday could make temperatures feel below zero.

    People in Erie, Pennsylvania, continued to recover from a storm that brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, smashing the daily snowfall record for the city

    More than 65 inches total fell on the city in just a few days.

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

    Ram, who lives in suburban Washington, D.C., and her father spent five hours on Christmas and two hours on Tuesday clearing the driveway.

    “In D.C., we’d be out of commission for weeks,” Ram said. “Things here are pretty much back to normal now.”

    In New York, communities near Lake Ontario’s eastern end, including Redfield and Boylston, also saw around five feet of snow this week.

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

  68. Stimpson J. Cat

    Best quote from Little Benny’s article:

    “Trump’s governing philosophy, it turns out, looks almost exactly like Ted Cruz’s.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ja ja ja ha!

  69. Oh come on

    Stimpson, don’t be daft. When did he write that? Look, a bunch of NeverTrumpers have said they were wrong or that they’ve been pleasantly surprised by the way Trump has governed so far. What’s wrong with that?

  70. Oh come on

    This is a real ABC headline:

    Leaders must not promote division online, Obama tells Harry

    That’s the big global problem? Gosh I can see why Obama chose to be interviewed by Prince Harry. What a vacuous twit Obama is.

  71. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2595443, posted on December 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    George Wilson now neighbourly?

  72. stackja

    Oh come on
    #2595453, posted on December 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    MSM still in awe.

  73. Farmer Gez

    Poms are over 100 ahead and Cook a double.
    I reckon the fightback started after that obnoxious little slogger Warner did his classless Toyota leap after scoring very lucky century, considering the absurd shit shot he tried to pull off on 99.
    No humility at all and about as disrespectful as you could be to an opponent.

  74. Pete of Perth

    Both air bnb bookings in Singapore cancelled by hosts at the last minute. The Sg govt don’t take kindly to people tenting out rooms. Especially if it is HDB (govt housing). Looks like we’ll be staying longer at my sis place.
    As possible punishment, your HDB flat could be confiscated.

  75. Tel

    Independent 4WD from 4 electric motors is the optimum. Nothing can match the handling and safety of infinitely variable indept torque. They’re cheaper to make than ICE and when they fail, simpler to service.

    The Nissan Juke already does all that with a turbo charged petrol engine, a computer controlled CV gearbox and torque vectoring. All for around $30k in Australia and that’s after it’s been taxed. It’s also very fuel efficient because you can quickly drop it down to 2WD on a good flat road and the computer knows the non-linear shape of the turbo lag which it uses to advantage for those times when you don’t need the power (i.e. almost always).

    Better than the electric system, it has a very long range on one tank and quick to refuel. Would easily win a long distance race against any electric vehicle when you consider the time it takes for the electric vehicle to recharge (and how often it needs to recharge).

  76. nemkat

    George Wilson now neighbourly?

    Different Dennis, stackja.

  77. Joe

    No humility at all and about as disrespectful as you could be to an opponent.

    Yup, gone is the famous restraint of cricketers. The raised bat from the crease. The slight smile. Then return to face the next ball. Priceless.

    The over the top emotive BS of current sportsmen is more reminiscent of the behaviour of distraught women.

  78. struth

    This needs an explanation and it needs a strategy of how we can return to a declining road toll.”

    The road toll is a direct result of left wing policies of overpopulating the country with ethnics and not upgrading our roads.

    There is no need for an enquiry.
    Are you going to heed it’s advice when it determines (which it won’t) that you and your politics are the problem Albo.
    You aren’t.
    Many of those deaths are on your hands, as they are on Turncoats, etc.

    The police talk about getting angry because no one is taking notice of them.
    That is because they are blaming humans who will always make mistakes , even when trying not to, when they should be blaming road conditions that are unforgiving to even the smallest slip up, and are ultimately the problem. (you don’t get many head-ons when there is a dual lane separate carriageway)
    That and training.
    If you have nothing to say about government importing and then handing out licences to people who can’t even read English and have no regard for road rules, or authority generally, and nothing to say about poor road conditions then you are just showing once more that you consider the average punter your enemy.

    You know, the ones you are there to protect and serve.

    Don’t lecture me about responsibility when you show none, just a bias toward government blame shift.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson, don’t be daft. When did he write that?

    Why just yesterday of course.

    Ha ha ha ja!

  80. Tel

    A few months ago, China announced that it would eventually want to wean itself off selling new combustible engines.

    They decided to give up on using those wooden engines… tried it a few times, but they just wooden go.

  81. Oh come on

    But Stimps, that article jives exactly with what I wrote. You have no point.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Last known Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel, Havala Laula dead at age 92

    The Australian
    5:13PM December 28, 2017

    Emily Ritchie
    Journalist
    Sydney
    @emritchiejourno

    The last known Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel, Havala Laula, has died in his remote village in Papua New Guinea. His death comes 75 years after he helped evacuate wounded Australian soldiers in World War II.

    Laula died on Christmas Eve, aged 92, in his remote village of Kagi, which is located approximately halfway along the Kokoda Track.

    Mr Laula was just 15-years-old in 1942 when Japanese troops landed in PNG and tried to fight their way south along the Kokoda Trail to launch an attack on Australia.

    Throughout the Kokoda campaign, an estimated 50,000 Papuan civilians helped provide supplies to Australian troops and evacuate injured soldiers.

    The nickname, Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel, was a term of endearment given to the villagers by Australian soldiers.

    Mr Laula visited Australia in February this year for the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign, a campaign which involved some of the war’s bloodiest battles.

    During his visit to Melbourne, Mr Laula met with surviving diggers from the 39th Battalion, and his passing marks the end of an important chapter of our nation’s military history.

    From the Oz.

  83. Fisky

    All the NeverTrumpers who have yet to bend the knee, have become full blown Leftists.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    FMD we could do with Starc to clean up the tail.

    This is ridiculous.

    We deserve it. Arrogant crap trying to bounce the tail out when a Yorker would clean them up.

  85. 132andBush

    Shapiro has been very consistent re Trump, basically calling him the better of two appalling candidates. (Good Trump, Bad Trump, which one will we get today?).
    He’s called it as he’s seen it from the start and is more than prepared to admit when he’s wrong.
    He’s admitted to being pleasantly surprised with how Trump is going.
    Shapiro, Crowder, Steyn et al are right up the sharp end WRT combating the rabid/retarded left. The personal abuse and actual physical risk for them must be huge.
    Cut him a bit of slack.

  86. hzhousewife

    On behalf of my dear departed Dad and his four children, God Bless the fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.

  87. struth

    The Nissan Juke already does all that with a turbo charged petrol engine, a computer controlled CV gearbox and torque vectoring. All for around $30k in Australia and that’s after it’s been taxed.

    $30 000 for that pregnant roller skate.

    FMD.

    My Ford XR6 has twice the pulling power and twice the room, and if I do need parts, which is hardly ever, they don’t cost a fortune.
    I can service it myself.
    It has cruise control, electric windows, blue tooth, climate control A/C etc etc and cost me $11,000.

    That’s $19000 dollars of extra fuel I can use.
    That’s a lot of driving.

    When I sell my car it will be first car for a teenager type of vehicle, probably sell it for $6ooo.
    Depreciation of $5000.

    That Nissan will lose five grand driving out the car yard and at least 10 grand in the first five years.

  88. Boambee John

    struth at 1720

    If you have nothing to say about government importing and then handing out licences to people who can’t even read English and have no regard for road rules, or authority generally, and nothing to say about poor road conditions then you are just showing once more that you consider the average punter your enemy.

    Two other major causes of deaths among ethnics who “who can’t even read English” are rock fishing, where there seems to be no notice taken of warnings about the danger, and swimming at unpatrolled surf beaches.

    Perhaps stricter language tests for potential immigrants might help? Oh, wait, the Liars are opposing changes in those.

  89. Oh come on

    Don’t forget little Benny Shapiro.
    Read his piece in the National Review.
    We mustn’t overlook him because of his height.

    Do read this article. Here’s a link. It makes the point that Trump is governing as a conservative. Shapiro is a conservative. Bill Kristol is out there discovering his inner feminist and his inner socialist as a result of Trump. Max Boot is out there discovering his white male privilege as a result of Trump. One of these things is not like the others.

  90. Makka

    All the NeverTrumpers who have yet to bend the knee, have become full blown Leftists.

    They always were.

  91. Nick

    I reckon the fightback started after that obnoxious little slogger Warner did his classless Toyota leap after scoring very lucky century, considering the absurd shit shot he tried to pull off on 99.
    No humility at all and about as disrespectful as you could be to an opponent.

    The mong behaves like that as it looks good on the ‘souvenir’ that Ch Nine will invariably flog.

  92. Tel

    Wow, fake “conservative” NeverTrumper Max Boot comes out openly as SJW –

    Laid his white king on one side and forever resigned from credibility.

    Interesting times.

  93. Marcus

    I don’t know that I care for this “soft signal” business in cricket. What happened to the benefit of the doubt always going to the batsman?

  94. John Constantine

    Rural road toll gives them the excuse to drop speed limits.

    Keeping people off the roads makes them easier to control.

    Electric robot vehicles can just plod along at sixty or seventy kmh.
    Think of all the money to be saved by dropping road maintainance, as the robots can take more bouncing around than people can.

  95. Makka

    The mong behaves like that as it looks good on the ‘souvenir’ that Ch Nine will invariably flog.

    Hey, but we got to see all the emotion.

  96. Stimpson J. Cat

    But Stimps, that article jives exactly with what I wrote. You have no point.

    Shapiro is a Never Trumper who picked Hillary over the Donald.
    The article is hilarious.

    His headline here is “2017 Is The Year Nationalist Populism Died”

    It’s laughable.

  97. John Constantine

    New 317 dollar fine for low end firearm and ammunition storage offences in yarragrad.

    Bypass court.

    Still a bit harsh if they find an empty shotgun shell in the back of the spotlighting ute though.

  98. Oh come on

    They are nuts. I can even understand that some squeamish conservatives are always going to find Trump’s style not to their taste and be a bit prissy about it but if you’re a sane, clear-thinking analyst, you can separate your cosmetic preferences from the substance of Trump governing after a year. Most of them have. But those that haven’t – man, they have gone absolutely fucking insane.

  99. Oh come on

    Nationalist populism sounds shit, Stimps. If it ever was a thing, I’m glad it isn’t now.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    New 317 dollar fine for low end firearm and ammunition storage offences in yarragrad.

    “On the farm”, in the mid 1960’s, “wild dogs were bad” one year. There was a .303 rifle hanging behind the kitchen door, for ease of access, and swift Nemesis awaited any children who so much as even looked at it…

  101. Independent 4WD from 4 electric motors is the optimum.

    In-hub independent electric drive (same as haultrucks) – where it all started –
    The Antarctic Snow Cruiser

  102. Makka

    Alistair Cook is all class. Take note Warner.

  103. Frank

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

    That was one of Stalin’s ideas behind setting up the gulags. It didn’t work. Great for getting rid of people though.

  104. Leigh Lowe

    I have not posted here today for quite some hours.
    I have been coming to terms with the fact that someone felt the need to explain what a lamington was.
    Sad.

  105. Tel

    Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a libertarian

    Larry Elder is 100% right. The Libertarian tent is a very big tent, it just asks a few small things, like leaving other people alone, but Bill Maher is unwilling to give that much.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Makka

    #2595490, posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Alistair Cook is all class. Take note Warner

    Indeed.
    Little Davey isn’t worthy to tie Captain Cook’s bootlaces.
    The helmet kissing, bat pointing, “trademark” jump along with the occasional heart-thump and look to the heavens as a dedication to some recently deceased distant relative upon making 100 is vomit-inducing.

  107. Oh come on

    Well, of course the Sage of South Central is right! Maher is a bog standard US liberal. Okay, so he’s not a leftist extremist in that he supports free speech, but that’s pretty much it. He has nothing much else in common with a broadly libertarian perspective. You cannot proudly say you voted for Ralph Nader and still call yourself a libertarian.

  108. Oh come on

    This is not a matter of a broad church. Maher is a Bernie Bro who cares about the 1st Amendment. That is not a libertarian, does not compute.

  109. Tel

    Okay, so he’s not a leftist extremist in that he supports free speech, but that’s pretty much it.

    He refuses to hypocritically declare the “Christian bad, Islam good!” mantra based on some alliance of convenience. So he has some small thread of decency and integrity and given the current situation we need to celebrate small things.

  110. You cannot proudly say you voted for Ralph Nader and still call yourself a libertarian.

    You cannot proudly support open borders and still call yourself a libertarian, but that doesn’t stop people around here making exactly that claim ad nauseum.

  111. Rae

    Wo. A 12 hour workday! Oh well, at least I’ll pay even more of that tax someone inferred I didn’t pay.

    And Richards got a 1 hour penalty. Good stuff. He so deserved it.

  112. JC

    You cannot proudly support open borders and still call yourself a libertarian, but that doesn’t stop people around here making exactly that claim ad nauseum.

    And he’s off, distorting and dissembling all the way. Nothing about this loser has changed. Nothing.

    The other day he was referring to himself as the only libertarian here. Fucking delusional swine. The delusional narcissism is a hilarious.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sydney to Hobart: Comanche wins race on protest over Wild Oats XI.

    Dd Mcnicoll
    The Australian
    6:13PM December 28, 2017

    UPDATED: Wild Oats XI has lost the Sydney to Hobart after an international jury ruled in favour of a protest by LDV Comanche for a tacking move that occurred at the start of the race, inside Sydney Harbour.

    At the time Comanche threw out their red protest flag and sailed into Hobart’s Constitution Dock with it still showing on the boat.

    Wild Oats XI was issued a one hour time penalty and as a result been disqualified from line honours, gifting the race to LDV Comanche.

    The win would have been the ninth for Wild Oats XI but now LDV Comanche has won its second Sydney to Hobart.

    Breaking news, from the Oz.

  114. nemkat

    And he’s off, distorting and dissembling all the way.

    Is Oh come on his sockpuppet?
    Style & content appear uncannily similar.

  115. Sydney to Hobart: Comanche wins race on protest over Wild Oats XI.

    Sad. An hour seems a tad excessive for something that might have cost Comanche 30 seconds max.

  116. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2595500, posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Fuck off Septimus, you’re a tax hoover, not a tax giver.

  117. JC

    Oh come on
    #2595487, posted on December 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    This is a funny sub-2 minute interview:

    Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a libertarian

    Lol, it’s great. It’s irked me every time I’ve heard Maher refer to himself as a libertarian. It’sl ike Memerygland trying out the same bullshit here. A delusional narcissist constantly redefining libertarianism while trying to make people believe he fits into the pigeon hole. Fucking unreal.

  118. egg_

    Independent 4WD from 4 electric motors is the optimum.

    In-hub independent electric drive (same as haultrucks)

    Liebherr had a prototype 4WD ultraclass mine haul truck but went back to rear wheel drive with “slip and slide” traction control; works well even in the Canadian tar sands.

  119. C.L.

    Thank you, sir:

    he last of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels: Final hero Papua New Guinean tribesman who came to Australian soldiers’ aid during WWII dies aged 92.

    The last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel has died in Papua New Guinea, 75 years after he ferried wounded Australian soldiers to safety in World War II.

    Havala Laula died on Christmas Eve aged 92 in the remote village of Kagi on the Kokoda Track, where some of the war’s bloodiest battles were fought.

    The tribesman was just 15 when Japanese troops landed in Papua New Guinea in 1942 and tried to fight their way south along the track towards the capital Port Morseby to attack Australia.

    After his brother Sabana was killed and his village destroyed, he joined hundreds of others helping the Australians repel the rampaging invaders.

    Mr Laula carried sick and wounded servicemen on his back or stretchers away from the battlefield, often under fire, to where they could be evacuated home.

    He remembered wrapping leaves around their wounds along with other bush remedies, and shading them from the harsh sun with banana leaves.

    They also brought food, water, and ammunition along the track to the front lines.

    I hope Australia can make some respectful contribution to the old man’s estate, if appropriate.
    He earned it.

  120. JC

    OCO
    He still hasn’t gone near the pile of garbage he left behind 20 odd years ago, such as George Bush snr was the more important pedo in the world. FMD.

  121. herodotus

    At the time it looked like Mark Richards had wisely gone further along the harbour before tacking to exit the heads, giving him a clear run while the other two messed around in their particular duel. Both Comanche and Black Jack, leading at that time, tacked earlier to starboard. So, did Comanche then tack to port again to spoil Wild Oats’ clear run out of the harbour?
    The resultant penalty of one hour seems extreme, since the time lost by them was minutes at most.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    74 year old man charged with sending bullet to Bananaby and making threatening phone calls to his parents.
    Apparently the silly old fart was a pacifist Greenie who hates Adani.
    I thought it might have been the Old Lezzo, Windsor but turns out it was another old fuckwit.

  123. Oh come on

    You cannot proudly support open borders and still call yourself a libertarian

    MV, don’t forget that many here recall your Damascene conversion to libertarianism, and your subsequent anointment of yourself as the world’s purest libertarian who decrees True Libertarianism from some mystical, otherworldly source.

    Trouble is that you make comments like the above and the superficiality of your knowledge on the topic becomes evident.

  124. stackja

    Yachtsmen on 2GB this morning said WO was in the wrong. Jury agrees.

  125. Baldrick

    Well there’s a surprise …

    An elderly man has been arrested for sending a bullet to Barnaby’s Joyce’s Tamworth office during the recent byelection campaign.
    The 74-year-old man was arrested at Armidale Police Station on Thursday morning.
    He is accused of sending the bullet, as well as making a threatening phone call, believed to be to Mr Joyce’s parents, last Saturday afternoon.
    The bullet was accompanied with a note regarding a range of environmental issues, including mining on the Liverpool Plains, and the $1 billion loan federal government wants to grant the Adani coal mine in Queensland.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I hope Australia can make some respectful contribution to the old man’s estate, if appropriate.
    He earned it.

    Australia should. FWIW, one unit association clubbed in to build a school for the village where their porters had come from, and another supplied a comprehensive medical chest to another village, and paid for several of the locals to be taught the correct use..

  127. Tel

    Sad. An hour seems a tad excessive for something that might have cost Comanche 30 seconds max.

    Wouldn’t be a true yacht race unless it gets decided by the lawyers.

  128. Yachtsmen on 2GB this morning said WO was in the wrong. Jury agrees.

    So it would appear, Stackja. An hour penalty still seems excessive though. Maybe I’m biased.

  129. cohenite

    Who supports open borders?

  130. Rae

    Nothing sad about it. Richards did it deliberately, then tried to stare down Comanche. Too arrogant. Should have done the 360° penalty turn back at Sydney, then still had the same duel with Comanche at sea, and probably would have won it legitimately in the Derwent.

  131. egg_

    Wouldn’t be a true yacht race unless it gets decided by the lawyers.

    After the rich boys toys diced down the Derwent?
    Sad.

  132. Tel

    You cannot proudly support open borders and still call yourself a libertarian, but that doesn’t stop people around here making exactly that claim ad nauseum.

    Who exactly? Don’t be shy, name the names of all those people who supported OPEN borders with no checks, no requirements, and no government involvement.

  133. JC

    MV, don’t forget that many here recall your Damascene conversion to libertarianism, and your subsequent anointment of yourself as the world’s purest libertarian who decrees True Libertarianism from some mystical, otherworldly source.

    Trouble is that you make comments like the above and the superficiality of your knowledge on the topic becomes evident.

    Hey, at least we smacked the bullshit out of him that he was the only libertarian because he read the Magna Carta. Unreal. Remember his Magna Carta days? 🙂

  134. Pedro the Ignorant

    The antics of Australia’s batsmen on reaching a century are a national embarrassment.

    Do they ever reflect on the fact that their hat kissing, leaping and bat waving looks like the behaviour of some low rent bogans pissed on Bundy rum?

    Soccer players carry on like pork chops when they score a goal, but everyone expects that from hot blooded ethnics, despite the guffaws.

  135. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sudan very hot. Minnesota very cold. The reffo inundation there will not know whether they are Omar or Fatima.

  136. Nick

    Lol though. Cooks’ 244 will mean no one will talk about Warner’s 103.

  137. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2595519, posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    Yachtsmen on 2GB this morning said WO was in the wrong. Jury agrees.

    So it would appear, Stackja. An hour penalty still seems excessive though. Maybe I’m biased.

    WO should have done an about turn, I am informed. But WO decided not to. Rules are rule I am told.

  138. Who exactly? Don’t be shy, name the names of all those people who supported OPEN borders with no checks, no requirements, and no government involvement.

    Read what I wrote carefully, Tel, and ponder a bit on it.

  139. old bloke

    Tel
    #2595518, posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Wouldn’t be a true yacht race unless it gets decided by the lawyers.

    The competitors should be allowed to do whatever they want to win the race, including ramming and boarding competitors boats, shooting holes in competitors sails, and general acts of piracy.

    It would certainly improve the race from a spectator’s perspective.

  140. Eyrie

    “Two other major causes of deaths among ethnics who “who can’t even read English” are rock fishing, where there seems to be no notice taken of warnings about the danger, and swimming at unpatrolled surf beaches.”

    What’s the downside?

  141. Infidel Tiger

    Indeed.
    Little Davey isn’t worthy to tie Captain Cook’s bootlaces.
    The helmet kissing, bat pointing, “trademark” jump along with the occasional heart-thump and look to the heavens as a dedication to some recently deceased distant relative upon making 100 is vomit-inducing.

    Cook is an all time great. What a phenomenal record he has.

    Warner could and should be, but he will never have the class of a cook. Short man syndrome is very debilitating.

  142. Eyrie

    old bloke, rugby would be much improved by getting rid of the that damned nuisance, the ball.

  143. The competitors should be allowed to do whatever they want to win the race, including ramming and boarding competitors boats, shooting holes in competitors sails, and general acts of piracy.
    It would certainly improve the race from a spectator’s perspective.

    Ha ha. Reminds me of Rupert in one of the early series of “Survivor”.
    Yes, it would make for great TV though.

  144. stackja

    Wild Oats XI – penalty of 1 hour applied by the International Jury for a breach of RRS Part 2 in an incident with LDV Comanche in the harbour.

    [PDF]An Overview of the Rules of Part 2: When Boats Meet (RRS 2009-2012)
    http://www.wayfarer-international.org/wit/race.related/…/overview.RRS.Part2.2009.pdf
    An Overview of the Rules of Part 2: When Boats Meet (RRS 2009-2012). Section A: the right-of-way rules. 10. opposite tacks: port keep clear of starboard same tack: 11. overlapped: windward keep clear of leeward. 12. not overlapped on same tack: overtaking boat keep clear (clear astern keep clear of clear ahead).

  145. C.L.

    The Australian captain is named Cook?

    LOL.

  146. stackja

    C.L.
    #2595536, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    The Australian captain is named Cook?

    LOL.

    No Smith. Cook is on the other side.

  147. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2595532, posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Hyper bowl.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do they ever reflect on the fact that their hat kissing, leaping and bat waving looks like the behaviour of some low rent bogans pissed on Bundy rum

    Harsh, but fair. I always thought a raised bat, to acknowledge the cheers and applause of the crowd sufficient.

  149. Nick

    Seriously, the look heavenwards, presumably in memory of Phil Hughes, dead two years, the camera shots of his missus, nee Williams, is all low rent.

  150. egg_

    “Two other major causes of deaths among ethnics who “who can’t even read English” are rock fishing, where there seems to be no notice taken of warnings about the danger, and swimming at unpatrolled surf beaches.”

    What’s the downside?

    Darwinian selection at work.

  151. Makka

    Nien showed footage of Dougy Walters smashing out a ton in record time back in the day. When he hit the big double O lots of cheering and wild waving in the standing crowds, commentators effusive and blathering. Dougy takes a stroll up the pitch, does some gardening and has a break leaning on the bat with other hand on his hip and has a yarn with his batting partner. I don’t think he even cracked a smile.

    Stay classy Doug.

  152. I always thought a raised bat, to acknowledge
    the cheers and applause of the crowd sufficient.

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to send a message on the cricket pitch.

  153. H B Bear

    Yachtsmen on 2GB this morning said WO was in the wrong. Jury agrees.

    Never any real doubt about it. That rule is very clear cut. Some of the other ones have a lot more wriggle room.

  154. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2595545, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm
    I always thought a raised bat, to acknowledge
    the cheers and applause of the crowd sufficient.

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to send a message on the cricket pitch.

    ‘Millie and Lassie’ were a team.

  155. old bloke

    memoryvault
    #2595534, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Yes, it would make for great TV though.

    I’d also change the rules, the winner wouldn’t be the first boat to cross the line, it would be the boat the largest number of captured competitor’s boats in tow to sail up the Derwent. Captured crew members would be forced to walk the plank in Hobart on live TV.

    If some good old fashioned rum & buggery was added to the spectacle, that would also attract the SSM advocates to the viewing audience. This could be bigger than Ben Hur.

  156. Oh come on

    Remember his Magna Carta days? 🙂

    Oh yeah. To MV, incomplete, half-baked fragments of ideas and concepts are like silvery little plastic scraps of chocolate wrappers and bottle tops to a magpie. It’s not hard to imagine MV blundering about on the fringes of the public exchange of ideas, seizing upon a superficial understanding of something here and there with his bird brain. Oooh look, shiny thing – I’ll be having that for my collection! Then he weaves all these pieces together like a magpie making a nest with its scavenged treasures (although the magpie’s nest is probably more logically constructed, and of much greater utility). Finally, he strides in here with the wacky jumble he’s put together over the years and acts like he’s created a rival to the Library of Congress.

  157. stackja

    Makka
    #2595544, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    WACA test? ABC cut to news as I remember, Jim Dibble was very uncomfortable as viewers waited to return to the cricket. Kerry didn’t allow any interruptions.

  158. Oh come on

    Actually, that was rather harsh and unfair. Sorry. I do apologise to any offended magpies.

  159. Nick

    Well done OCO, we need some decent snark

  160. Tel

    Read what I wrote carefully, Tel, and ponder a bit on it.

    I quoted exactly what you wrote. You used the phrase “open borders” and also the phrase “people around here”… so all I asked was for you to back those up with tangible details. There’s no pondering on my part required until I see what in particular you are referring to.

  161. Delta A

    Bill Thompson
    #2595424, posted on December 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    You’re a Cat Treasure, Bill.

    Love your work.

  162. Shy Ted

    All this talk of cars. My SA rego came in, 2008 diesel ute, 2.5 litre. $909. State governments are f u c king criminals. If Stephen Marshall, Liberal leader, had any idea he could win the next election in an absolute majority by halving this outrage. And as I drive around Adelaide it’s hard to find a road that doesn’t have huge chunks of the CFMEU workforce standing idly around, night shifts and weekends only, adding productivity (apparently) to the state’ finances. Taxing us into poverty. C nuts.

  163. If some good old fashioned rum & buggery was added to the spectacle, that would also attract the SSM advocates to the viewing audience. This could be bigger than Ben Hur.

    I think you’re onto something, Old Bloke – maybe a great fund raiser. But I can’t see any insurance company covering it across Bass Strait. Maybe from Sydney Harbour Bridge down to Botany Bay?

  164. You used the phrase “open borders” and also the phrase “people around here”…

    Okay, have it your way, Tel. But at no point did I say there were people here claiming to be libertarians who actually supported those things as libertarians. What I said was there were people around here who claim that is what libertarians support.

  165. nemkat

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to send a message on the cricket pitch.
    Around the time Lillee retired with then then Test wicket record, the usual suspects were hailing him as the greatest ever.
    Keith Miller’s response: I don’t know whether or not he was the greatest ever bowler, but he has been the greatest ever show pony.

  166. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to send a message on the cricket pitch.

    Allan Border refers to him as “The Great Man”.

    Here’s some pace porn from 1975. Eleven odd minutes of sideburns, full strength beer in the outer and a lot of batsmen retired hurt.

    What have we become?

  167. Makka

    WACA test?

    Can’t remember stack. Dougy was being interviewed and it looked like the SCG I think. Can’t be sure though.

  168. jupes

    The Dotster is a big fan of open borders.

    He would allow anyone to come to Australia as long as they pay a small amount of money and don’t get welfare.

    He’s especially partial to Qataris and fighters from one of the terrorist groups in Syria.

  169. BrettW

    JC,
    In the interests of honest posting could you enlighten us as to when they were threatened with banning. Was it individually or a group warning ? There was a post by Sinclair a few nights back but my reading of the posts that night suggested you were also covered by the warning of a banning. If there was another I missed please oblige by correcting me as you are the keeper of records here. Such posts by Sinc are rare so you should have no problem finding them.

    However to have you posting telling people not to make shit up is hilarious. You appear to be making shit up in your comments below. Failure to provide the relevant warning(s) you refer to will confirm this.

    JC
    #2595322, posted on December 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm
    (cut and pasted but with only the relevant bits)

    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.

  170. Tel

    He would allow anyone to come to Australia as long as they pay a small amount of money and don’t get welfare.

    Well the sum of money put forward was provisional and subject to regular review, so that’s not entirely correct, and small/large is a point of view depending on what you can afford to pay. Also, the LDP have repeatedly pointed out that background checks were still part of the plan, as I’m sure “Dot” has mentioned to you many times directly.

    I kind of don’t like the systematic misrepresentation of people, and I can get why JC is pissed when people do it to him, but also out of consistency we should not do that to anyone. By all means point out flaws in the plan, but please don’t strawman.

  171. Rae

    The competitors should be allowed to do whatever they want to win the race, including ramming and boarding competitors boats, shooting holes in competitors sails, and general acts of piracy.

    The Superfoilers competition will be as close as you’re gonna get to that. It will be very fast and very exciting.

  172. H B Bear

    Those foils will really slice up the grey nurses Graegooglery.

  173. W Hogg

    Here’s a bloke who knew how to send a message on the cricket pitch.
    Around the time Lillee retired with then then Test wicket record, the usual suspects were hailing him as the greatest ever.
    Keith Miller’s response: I don’t know whether or not he was the greatest ever bowler, but he has been the greatest ever show pony.

    It was difficult for quicks to hold the record with injuries – Lillee claimed it from a spinner.

    He did so despite ~100 WSC Supertest wickets discarded. He deserved the recognition he got. And yes, every era is stronger and more skilful. Starc is a better bowler. Let’s see how he goes over 15 years.

  174. stackja

    Empire GTHO Phase III
    #2595562, posted on December 28, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    ‘Ashes to ashes dust to dust if Thomson don’t get you Lillee must.’

  175. stackja

    Lillee needed back surgery.

  176. nemkat

    W. Hogg:
    Keith Miller may have been referring to the gold chains, bangles, wristbands, sweatband, and bullshit like kicking Miandad up the arse.
    Bowlers from earlier eras also didn’t get the advantage of playing Pakistan, India, and New Zealand here every few years, either.

  177. Steve trickler.

    And on the days with the wind blowing…. 5 knots? Not fast. Not exciting.

    “The Superfoilers competition will be as close as you’re gonna get to that. It will be very fast and very exciting”.

    When it is windy, they will never be very fast. Exciting, you say? Define exciting.



  178. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘It’s just evil’: Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears – because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5216855/Sydney-Harbour-church-forced-New-Years-Eve-party.html#ixzz52XvnAW9g
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    Seriously?

  179. Roger

    Oh dear! Look at how EU growth rates fell steadily after Schengen. I thought open borders was supposed to cause a boom in wealth and prosperity???

    I believe the prospect of a boom courtesy open borders in Europe is currently rated “highly likely”.

  180. I believe the prospect of a boom courtesy open borders in Europe is currently rated “highly likely”.

    Several booms, in fact.

  181. Roger

    Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears – because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    The price of bollards will come down over time as economies of scale impact the market.

    Meanwhile, Muslim terrorists will not change the way we live.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Meanwhile, Muslim terrorists will not change the way we live.

    That’s the phrase I was trying to remember, thank you.

  183. Makka

    Meanwhile, Muslim terrorists will not change the way we live.

    Christians don’t matter.

  184. because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    It’s scary contemplating just how many mentally ill Muslims there must be, wandering around Sydney and Melbourne, Zulu. You think it might be their diet?

  185. nemkat

    Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears
    The real story is, it wasn’t the Congregation’s fears, but State Government Regulations that did it.
    The NSW Government might as well said ”That’s a purty Church you’ve got there, shame if something was to happen to it.”

  186. Marcus

    And yes, every era is stronger and more skilful. Starc is a better bowler.

    Than Lillee?

  187. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2595579, posted on December 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Which next? Why this church?

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s scary contemplating just how many mentally ill Muslims there must be, wandering around Sydney and Melbourne, Zulu. You think it might be their diet?

    Dunno. Being married to your first cousin, and not being able to grind the edges off a rough day with a couple of drinks might do it.

  189. Robber Baron

    Kerry didn’t allow any interruptions.

    Kerry actually watched TV. I doubt any ABC senior management watch any of the crap programming they send to the air.

  190. stackja

    I know of another vantage point not sure if much security. Won’t say where.

  191. nemkat

    Sounds to me like the Governments are running an undeclared Cold War on their own citizens, allowing the Muslims to take the fall.
    Not a policy likely to have positive results.

  192. Roger

    The real story is, it wasn’t the Congregation’s fears, but State Government Regulations that did it.

    Wasn’t approval of a new synagogue development in Bondi knocked back because of security concerns (i.e. the threat of Muslim terrorists) this year?

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wasn’t approval of a new synagogue development in Bondi knocked back because of security concerns (i.e. the threat of Muslim terrorists) this year?

    To the best of my knowledge and belief, yes.

  194. Rabz

    Magnificent double ton by “Dead Test” Chook.

    Reminded me of Dean Jones at his finest.

  195. Top Ender

    Bad bad PM!

    Malcolm Turnbull is being investigated by water safety authorities and could face a $250 fine for failing to wear a lifejacket while driving a motorboat near his Point Piper home.

    The Prime Minister found himself in hot water yesterday after photographs of him were published in The Australian, showing a relaxed Mr Turnbull, dressed in a red rash vest, swimmers and reef booties, steering his motorised rigid inflatable boat without wearing a lifejacket.

    NSW law requires all recreational boating vessels to carry an appropriate lifejacket for each person on board.

    Fines can apply if a lifejacket is not worn on a vessel less than 4.8m long in open waters, or when boating alone.

    A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told The Australian an investigation was launched after they were made aware of “photographic evidence of a person not wearing a lifejacket in a vessel on Sydney Harbour”.

    Oz link

  196. Rabz

    Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears – because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    Grate.

    Thanks, Quislings!

  197. Empire GTHO Phase III

    And yes, every era is stronger and more skilful. Starc is a better bowler.

    No he isn’t. If you’re talking technical skill, Starc has superior ability for late swing and a height advantage. That’s it.

    DK was hyper competitive. That’s what made him great. Starc doesn’t have the c—t in him like DK.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks, Quislings!

    Craven appeasers of the worst sort – Neville Chamberlain was making the best of a bad deal, but there are no excuses for this rabble.

  199. Nick

    Who would attack a church on NYE?
    Oh yes,the faith that dare not have its name spoken.

  200. Mater

    Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears – because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    Bollards?
    Just get a couple of trucks to park at each end of the the street…good enough for the CBD apparently.

    Professional Security?
    Not sure how they are going to affect a vehicle attack, so the concern must be around a bomb or active shooter situation. Again, not sure how a bunch of sub-continentals dressed in high vis polo shirts with ‘security’ printed on their backs, are going to prevent either of these situations. Perhaps Professional Security refers to hiring armed police…for $50,000 a hit!

    Dumb regulations designed to give the illusion of progress…and restrict freedoms!

  201. Nick

    Professional Security?
    Not sure how they are going to affect a vehicle attack

    True, given they are usually Arabic.

  202. nemkat

    It’s an auction- which side can appease the Big Business/Real Estate lobby the most.
    At the moment, the Turnbullites, with 246,400 New Australians in the last 12 months, is holding it’s head above water, but to the Shortenistas, that’s a drop in the bucket.

  203. overburdened

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTFvAvsHC_Y

    Hold out for the Chicago Blues horn section with great jamming over the top

  204. Makka

    because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    This stinks of a protection racket. Pay up or we can your carnival.

  205. Rabz

    Starc has superior ability for late swing and a height advantage. That’s it.

    Starc is a pale imitation of the two greatest ever tall bowlers, Ambrose and McGrath.

    In their heyday, the latter two struck the portent of inevitable failure into the minds of batsman across the globe.

    As for show ponies like the two pommie soyboys, spare me. The only one who even remotely raised any interest/amusement this series was Overton and only because of his ridiculously parodic jaw – and then the useless imbecile went and got himself “injured”. Presumably there were some serious ‘roids happening at some stage of his pointless existence.

  206. Marcus

    And yes, every era is stronger and more skilful. Starc is a better bowler.

    No he isn’t. If you’re talking technical skill, Starc has superior ability for late swing and a height advantage. That’s it.

    DK was hyper competitive. That’s what made him great. Starc doesn’t have the c—t in him like DK.

    Well said, and having gone back to my ’99 Australia Wisden I’m calling BS on the idea that performance keeps improving, too. The Australian bowling line up back then could call on the likes of McGrath, Warne, Gillespie, Fleming and MacGill. The batting lineup had Taylor, Slater, the Waughs, Langer and Ponting. The likes of Damien Martyn, Jamie Siddons, Mike Hussey and Martin Love couldn’t even break into the XI back then, but any one of them would dominate world cricket now. Let’s not let a good Ashes win at home fool us – Australia’s as brittle as it’s been in years, and we’ll get exposed again the minute we have to play on greenish tracks away from home.

    Hell, we’re being exposed right now without Starc!

    Although to be fair, losing most of our second-tier quicks (Behrendorff, Pattinson, Coulter-Nile etc) to injury hasn’t helped us. Bird would probably be the seventh or eighth pick if all were fit.

  207. max

    Warner came from stacking shelves in Woollies to playing cricket for Australia.

    Cook had an English public school education where he captained the school cricket team, sang in the choir, learned clarinet, sax, and piano and was captain of music.

    Warner has more reason to jump wildly and punch the air if he scores 100 than the Pom.

  208. Rabz

    This stinks of a protection racket.

    Hello, Layba Pardee.

    The most successful protection racket in this country’s history.

  209. Empire GTHO Phase III

    It’s scary contemplating just how many mentally ill Muslims there must be, wandering around Sydney and Melbourne, Zulu. You think it might be their diet?

    Any man spawned from consanguineous coitus and denied beer and bacon, will inevitably succumb to delerium.

  210. John Constantine

    Mass importation of population ponzi cannon fodder has made us so wealthy we dont need to go out on New Years Eve anymore.

    Welcome 2018, australia has lost the ability to make Magnum ice creams, refine diesel, make reliable electricity, make pilots, catch fish, we import the cheapest vegetables made with the rawest communist Chinese sewerage and elect the cheapest politicians paid off with the rawest Chinese communist bribebags.

    The New Normal for the New Year.

    Poor fella my country.

    What a brilliant idea julie bishop.

  211. Rabz

    The Australian bowling line up back then could call on the likes of McGrath, Warne, Gillespie, Fleming and MacGill. The batting lineup had Taylor, Slater, the Waughs, Langer and Ponting. The likes of Damien Martyn, Jamie Siddons, Mike Hussey and Martin Love couldn’t even break into the XI back then, but any one of them would dominate world cricket now.

    The Australian team of that era was the greatest I can recall in my lifetime. But then I haven’t followed test cricket since that monumental cockhead clarke was captain.

  212. rickw

    Meanwhile, Muslim terrorists will not change the way we live.

    As a complete aside.

    I brought the kids a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

    After having brought one in the USA by walking in to Kmart, putting down $50 and walking straight out with it. I thought fuck them, I’ll get one in Australia. This toy is of course a Category A firearm in this stinking shithole, the final effort to get one took 3 months and around $250.

    So was it worth it? Definitely! They are an excellent aid to building skills for fast and accurate shooting, which is the only type of shooting anyone should be interested in these days. It is not without reason that B.B. guns were step #1 on the NRA’s civilian marksmanship program.

    The kids found it inspirational to shoot, the marksmanship competition getting more and more fierce as they got faster and better. A fun and cheap way to develop and hone some increasingly necessary skills.

  213. Dave in Marybrook

    Crap argument, Max.
    I’ll be sure to spit on the next woolies shelf-stacker I see, while ready to tug the forelock to the next Flashman that graces me with their company.

  214. rickw

    because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    This stinks of a protection racket. Pay up or we can your carnival.

    They should publicly state that they’ve cancelled it, then fucking turn up anyway.

    Fuck our arsehole governments.

  215. mc

    rickw,
    I went to get the kids a bb gun and looked at process and where they would be allowed to shoot it and ended up getting 22’s.

  216. cohenite

    Well, I’ve just watched The Big Sleep (Bogart not Mitchum) again and I’m still buggered if I know who killed the chauffeur.

  217. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Although to be fair, losing most of our second-tier quicks (Behrendorff, Pattinson, Coulter-Nile etc) to injury hasn’t helped us. Bird would probably be the seventh or eighth pick if all were fit.

    To be completely fair, DK would struggle under modern rules.

    He spent a lot of time off the field for treatment and wasn’t averse to bowling an entire over of chin music. He made the most of the glorious era before the former batsmen cum administrators corruptly rigged the game in favour of their fellow rent seeking spivs.

  218. rickw

    rickw,
    I went to get the kids a bb gun and looked at process and where they would be allowed to shoot it and ended up getting 22’s.

    There is a method to the madness, the BB gun can practically be shot off the back veranda (in the country!) at all manner of targets (fence posts, gnomes etc.). Grandma is likely to get upset if you do that sort of stuff with a .22!

  219. Mark A

    Rabz
    #2595621, posted on December 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    The Australian team of that era was the greatest I can recall in my lifetime. But then I haven’t followed test cricket since that monumental cockhead clarke was captain.

    To my shame, I did the same. Couldn’t stand the man.

    The same happened with Dr Who, once they introduced ponces as the Dr. and diluted the cast with the obligatory ‘multi culti characters’ I stopped watching.

  220. Mater

    True, given they are usually Arabic.

    You knew what I meant, Nick! 😉

  221. This stinks of a protection racket.

    Hello, Layba Pardee.
    The most successful protection racket in this country’s history.

    Rabz, this is happening under a Liberal state government, and a Liberal federal government.
    Much as I despise their Labor counterparts, I’m not sure you can hang any of it on them.

  222. Dave in Marybrook

    Easy solution-
    laymen from the church community set up and man checkpoints at the outer perimeter. They politely ask for i.d. for any residents bringing cars in, and do a simple “peace be with you” handshake to pedestrians, to flush out anyone unfamiliar with the reply.

  223. mc

    Grew up shooting air rifle/bb gun in the back yard. Not allowed to discharge a category A firearm in the backyard anymore 🙁

  224. Nick

    You knew what I meant, Nick! 😉

    🙂

  225. egg_

    a bunch of sub-continentals dressed in high vis polo shirts

    What’s their nickname – “liquorice allsorts”?

  226. overburdened

    hahaha daily telegragh has clickbait asking if prisoners should have same sex marriage. This will formalise the process of hocks marrying cats until the sex wore out when I worked in Prisons from the late 70’s. It normally ended with a smack in the mouth and the another hock claiming rooting rights for a bit. I have confidence our now more evolved prisoners will be glad to swap a smack in the mouth for financial support payments.

  227. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The Australian team of that era was the greatest I can recall in my lifetime. But then I haven’t followed test cricket since that monumental cockhead clarke was captain.

    FFS Rabz. Show a little respect for Australia’s greatest female cricketer.

    Word is there’s a home vid where the Carcrash straps it on and delivers a penetrating spell of genuine pace.*

  228. jupes

    Well the sum of money put forward was provisional and subject to regular review, so that’s not entirely correct, and small/large is a point of view depending on what you can afford to pay. Also, the LDP have repeatedly pointed out that background checks were still part of the plan, as I’m sure “Dot” has mentioned to you many times directly.

    So you agree that Dot is keen to let anyone in as long as they pay. Whether it is subject to review is irrelevant. Dot is an open-borders loon and that is no misrepresentation.

    As for background checks. Spare me the bullshit. Every refugee terrorist of the last few years has passed “background checks”. FMD

  229. nemkat

    To be fair to dot, his idea might have been far less disastrous than the present”come on down, and bring the extended family too” Policy, but i’m not sure if dot’s proposition was to be an alternative to the current one, or an addition to it.

  230. Makka

    his idea might have been far less disastrous than the present”come on down, and bring the extended family too”

    dotty’s policy was never contingent on welfare being abolished first.

  231. Top Ender

    Speaking of old movies, received The Charge of the Light Brigade from a nefarious source today. Still watchable. Here’s a section:

  232. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Did the FBI conduct surviellance on Team Trump without a warrant?

    The second FISA application was approved in/around October 2016. All current media outlines overlook the obvious question of whether the wiretaps and surveillance began in July 2016 without a warrant.

    Given the nature of the illegality involved with the entire effort it would be naive to think the FBI waited until October for wiretaps to become legal when their own admissions state they began the operation in July, three months prior.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/28/the-mistresses-of-mirrored-halls-looking-at-the-corrupt-doj-side-of-operation-trump/#more-143936

  233. egg_

    dotty’s policy was never contingent on welfare being abolished first.

    “The sugar on the table”?

  234. Mater

    Church overlooking Sydney Harbour forced to cancel their popular New Year’s Eve fireworks party over TERROR fears – because they can’t afford the $10,000 bill for security and bollards to stop an attack

    Will this be impacted by the new regulations?

    Thousands of Muslims mark the end of the Islamic holy month by taking to the streets for prayer and break the fast

  235. cohenite

    I don’t care who comes here as long as they’re not muslim. Or commies.

  236. cohenite

    Thousands of Muslims mark the end of the Islamic holy month by taking to the streets for prayer and break the fast

    Not a bollard in sight. It’s comical. The reason why every other poor fool needs bollards, coppers who can’t shoot straight with M4s and the rest of the crap is because of muslims; yet when muslims close the streets no security needed.

  237. 132andBush

    nemkat
    #2595595, posted on December 28, 2017 at 8:55 pm
    Sounds to me like the Governments are running an undeclared Cold War on their own citizens, allowing the Muslims to take the fall.
    Not a policy likely to have positive results.

    Are you implying the Muslims don’t deserve to take the fall?

  238. H B Bear

    But then I haven’t followed test cricket since that monumental cockhead clarke was captain.

    That is a very generous assessment Rabz. Warner personifies the modern Australian cricket team – unlikeable, graceless, overpaid bogans.

  239. John Constantine

    Imagine a commando raid that destroyed a enemy country’s entire urea fertiliser industry.

    A raid that destroyed the entire diesel refining capacity.

    A dambuster raid that destroyed the major irrigation foodbowl.

    A raid that destroyed the vehicle manufacturing capacity.

    A raid that destroyed so much electrical generation capacity prices tripled and rolling blackouts became the New Normal.

    A raid that destroyed all border crossing checkpoints and enabled mass infiltration of military age males dedicated to the overhtrow of the racist Nazi government.

    A raid that did in the ice cream factories.

    A few bags of cash paid in bribes and all this was achieved without one single combat casualty, and the australian taxpayer paid the bill for all explosives used.

    Comrade Maaaaaate.

  240. yet when muslims close the streets no security needed.

    True. Maybe that’s the problem that needs looking at.

  241. nemkat

    Are you implying the Muslims don’t deserve to take the fall?

    I’m saying that Government caused the problems intentionally, by bringing low IQ people from alien cultures here, and citing native racism as the reason for all problems encountered.
    Blame the butcher, not the block.

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