Wednesday Forum: December 27, 2017

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  1. Steve trickler.

    The official 2018 European Union Anthem. Ode to Joy takes a back seat.



  2. Mark A

    John Constantine
    #2595657, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:14 pm
    It’s frightening how easy it is to conquer a nation.

  3. It’s frightening how easy it is WAS to conquer a nation.

    FIFY

  4. cohenite

    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.

    Muslims are a problem where-ever they are. In a perverse way bringing the scourge here will, maybe, wake up the punters. The bastards who brought them here will never wake up.

  5. 132andBush

    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.

    Fair enough.

  6. zyconoclast

    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.

    Is Alan Jones 74?

  7. Nick

    Quality is one thing, the sheer quantity, another.

  8. nemkat

    I’m saying that Government decision makers aren’t stupid. If they make a decision that later has negative consequences, giving them the benefit of the doubt isn’t realistic or productive.
    The only way different people can live side by side is in a ferocious dictatorship- think Saddam Hussein.
    Judging by recent events, that’s the plan here.

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

    They don’t say it anymore because they know it’s the dumbest economic “theory” in history.

    The “Labour Theory of Value” is the cornerstone of Marxism, yet technology progressively proves it far more silly than can ever be imagined. It basically claims that , economically, a bunch of blokes digging a hole with their bare hands is exactly the same, value-wise, as some guy digging an equivalent hole with a back-hoe and being in the pub before lunch while the other idiots take a week to dig the same, smokos permitting.

    Anyone who believes in marxism may as well believe in unicorn productivity and Labor caring for the wukkas.

    Oh, wait…

  10. Mark A

    cohenite
    #2595664, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:28 pm
    Muslims are a problem where-ever they are. In a perverse way bringing the scourge here will, maybe, wake up the punters. The bastards who brought them here will never wake up.

    The punters are deaf and dumb. No trumpet of Gabriel is loud enough to wake them up.

    The countries in Europe who oppose this invasion are not very powerful, no wonder they are making subtle overtures to Russia, as a potential ally.

    Awkward situation as most are members of NATO, and the USA is arming Romania and the Ukraine to the hilt.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

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

    There are lots of hidden vantage points on the hills above where we live, and in many other places around Sydney harbor. Your choice depends on how far away you are prepared to be from the bridge, how wide you want your angle of vision to be, and how far you are prepared to walk if you don’t live in the cordoned off local area and need to park your car. The police security requirement for the Longueville church is ridiculous; there are many other such gathering places around the harbor and by no means are all of them ‘secured’. As noted above, a couple of well-placed trucks would solve any perceived problem; after that, with stabby backpacking Moozlies maybe springing up next to you, you simply take your chances, wherever you are.

  12. John Constantine

    Bomber Harris had his thousand bomber raids, and life expectancy for his aircrews similar to mayflies.

    Bomber turnbull has overseen the destruction of Australias industrial capacity to a lower fighting capacity than that of bombed down 1944 Germany.

    Bribe them into blowing themselves up.

    Comrades.

    We have signed the Great Transnational Conventions, we have to bomb ourselves back into the Stone Age, it says so on the paper with julie bishop’s signature on it.

  13. Fisky

    Oh no! Former Bush admin official and fake “conservative” Eliot Cohen endorses Max Boot’s open confession to being a SJW. This is the Waterloo of NeverTrumpism. They have been completely destroyed!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotACohen/status/946177961522225153

  14. Makka

    Judging by recent events, that’s the plan here.

    Don’t be silly. It’s Big Australia in action. Get used to it.

  15. 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.

    Because they’re fucking goat tracks neglected so that money can be diverted to maaaaates and gender equality for chicks to earn $130K for holding stop signs.

  16. H B Bear

    The countries in Europe who oppose this invasion are not very powerful, no wonder they are making subtle overtures to Russia, as a potential ally.

    The irony of this is exquisite.

  17. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m heading for the bath now, and that’s all any of you are going to hear about it. 🙂

    We hit the Stollen bread and custard again tonight; now I know how junkies feel when despite their best intentions they give in to irresistible temptation. We ate it (fancy British rellies of Hairy’s always pronounce that ‘ett’), chasing it down with a Marlborough desert Riesling, very sweet and yet still crisp, that we purchased from the vineyard in NZ a couple of weeks back. It’s still Christmas around here, till New Year anyway.

  18. zyconoclast

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

    The butler did it?

  19. Oh come on

    Oh no! Former Bush admin official and fake “conservative” Eliot Cohen endorses Max Boot’s open confession to being a SJW. This is the Waterloo of NeverTrumpism. They have been completely destroyed!

    What a bunch of cocksuckers! Remarkable.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

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

    I’d forgotten that one, Top Ender. All the argument over which set of guns should have been charged, overlooks one simple fact. Louis Nolan came from Lord Raglan and spoke with Raglan’s full authority.

    “There, my Lord, is your enemy. There are your guns.”

  21. Oh come on

    Ahahahaha check out Eliot Cohen’s Twitter profile pic – he’s even got in his most lubricated E-Z-Spin bowtie!

  22. The countries in Europe who oppose this invasion are not very powerful, no wonder they are making subtle overtures to Russia, as a potential ally.

    The EU is dead. Without military force, the EU cannot impose on countries they wish to keep inside the tent.

    “Please submit to our impotent demands” doesn’t work much better now than it ever used to.

  23. cohenite

    zyconoclast

    #2595679, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:52 pm

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

    The butler did it?

    The butler was washing Carmen’s back when it happened.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bribe them into blowing themselves up.
    Comrades.

    They caught us, hook, line and sinker using the climate lure.

    Turned us into iconoclasts. Coal is evil, destroy, destroy.

  25. Mark A

    H B Bear
    #2595677, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    The countries in Europe who oppose this invasion are not very powerful, no wonder they are making subtle overtures to Russia, as a potential ally.

    The irony of this is exquisite.

    I know I’m slow, no doubt about it, please explain?

  26. Oh come on

    These ex-RINOs aren’t just virtue-signalling –
    they’re virtue-genuflecting towards the left. They are so, so desperate to find a new home. But the left won’t take them in – they’ll always be hated. The left never learns anything, never forgets anything.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2595666, posted on December 28, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    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.

    Is Alan Jones 74?

    No.
    Tony Windsor might be close.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    The irony of this is exquisite.

    I know I’m slow, no doubt about it, please explain?

    The countries opposing the Moozley influx are former Irony Curtain countries (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia) who find their strongest ally is their former oppressor … Mudder Russia.

  29. jupes

    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.

    You’ve nailed it John, though you neglected to mention that the raid also destroyed the fighting capability of the ADF.

  30. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The EU is dead. Without military force, the EU cannot impose on countries they wish to keep inside the tent.

    Juncker and his cronies already thought of that. Catalonia was a successful experiment in blackmailing a bankrupt member state to use its own troops against its own citizens to supress dissent.

    It’s now a race to see if the Brusselstroopers can be raised and deployed before the central bank collapses and the EC crooks are strung up with piano wire. I wouldn’t be calling the winner just yet.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

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

    I’ve been in the Regimental museum of one of the units that rode in the Charge. A loudmouthed Yank was there, getting very sniffy about “a typical English SNAFU.”

    I asked him who presided over the biggest SNAFU , Lord Lucan, or George Armstrong Custer, but the attendant got there before the first punch was thrown..

  32. Oh come on

    Look at Charles Johnson, former owner of the once-formidable Little Green Footballs blog. He split with the right because he didn’t like the Tea Party or the Iraq Surge or whatever – I don’t remember. Anyway, he tried to make nice with the left a decade ago and got absolutely nowhere with them. Last I heard of him, he’d turned again and was rather pathetically trying to ride on Trump’s coattails, attempting to position himself as alt-alt right or some shit.

  33. Robber Baron

    Single parent payment 752.60 per fortnight. Let us assume Mo has his full quota of brides but not married under Australian law for a total of $3,010.40 a fortnight. Plus his disability payment of $877.10. Mo gets a total of $3887.50 fortnightly or $101,075. Not bad for doing nothing! Surely he will exploit other goodies on offer.

    Mo’s lifestyle is awesome. Deal some drugs on the side, rebirth a few cars, hell, why not even run a cash business! What a great country!

    The suckers that pay for all this is the compliant private sector. Suckers!

    End welfare…you solve the muslim problem.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mo’s lifestyle is awesome. Deal some drugs on the side, rebirth a few cars, hell, why not even run a cash business! What a great country!

    It’s a country where the “dhimmies” recognise their status as second class citizens, subservient to Muslims in every way, and are paying the “jizha” – the special tax levied on unbelievers, as the Quran commands, and it’s all good.

  35. Jessie

    Gobsmacking
    The Australian (online) image caption:
    Barnaby Joyce was sent a bullet in the male during the New England by-election. Picture: AAP

    Senior citizen allegedly sent Barnaby Joyce by-election bullet

  36. Jessie

    Robber Baron @ 11.20pm

    Same for remote Aboriginals.
    Some can have up to 4 or 5 ‘wives’, paid to travel the country and across state borders visiting all. Very good business and side businesses had. With added bonuses included for poverty and race.

  37. Oh come on

    Single parent payment 752.60 per fortnight. Let us assume Mo has his full quota of brides but not married under Australian law for a total of $3,010.40 a fortnight. Plus his disability payment of $877.10

    Did you remember to add on rent assistance for one rental property per claim? IIRC, it’s an additional $150/fortnight, give or take, per property. Of course he’ll be able to get the dodgy rent contracts required for the maximum claim – 1 for him and his legal wife, and 3 more for his 3 other wives. That’s an extra $1200/month or so!

  38. John Constantine

    Their mo can also sell information to ASIO, because our paid informants are our strength.

    As well as running deradicalisation courses for the lads he informed on.

    Running community service time cutting out courses, so that the Faithful that punch a policewomans face in can serve their community service hours mowing the lawn at the mosquebunkers.

    Running early education centers, tax funded for his cousins kids, while his cousin does the same for his.

    Providing drivers for halal whiplash car crash claims.

    What a country.

  39. Sorry Robber Baron, but your calculations are way off. They leave out Family Tax Benefits A and B. Assuming 10 kids between his allotted four “wives”, at $90.00/week/child Family Tax A, and $100.00 /week/child Family Tax B, that’s an additional $99,000.00 a year, for a yearly total of around $200,000.00, or $3,800.00 a week.

  40. jupes

    End welfare…you solve the muslim problem.

    Yeah nah. There’s a bit more to it than that.

    They don’t have welfare in Syria.

  41. H B Bear

    The countries opposing the Moozley influx are former Irony Curtain countries (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia) who find their strongest ally is their former oppressor … Mudder Russia.

    Bingo. These countries spent decades trying to join the West and its freedoms only to be betrayed by East German holdovers like Mutti Merkel and others who are set on destroying it. Russia is one of Christianty’s greatest backers in Eurabia and fully appreciates the threat posed by the moozlys.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Same for remote Aboriginals.
    Some can have up to 4 or 5 ‘wives’, paid to travel the country and across state borders visiting all. Very good business and side businesses had. With added bonuses included for poverty and race.

    The lurk in several communities was that you drew benfits in two names – one was your tribal name, and the other your “whitefella” name. The “big men” had it down to a fine art – you had two houses , under a similar arrangement – you lived on one, while “whitefella” repaired the other, rinse and repeat.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sorry Robber Baron, but your calculations are way off. They leave out Family Tax Benefits A and B. Assuming 10 kids between his allotted four “wives”, at $90.00/week/child Family Tax A, and $100.00 /week/child Family Tax B, that’s an additional $99,000.00 a year, for a yearly total of around $200,000.00, or $3,800.00 a week.

    My compliments, Memory Vault, and thank you. As a taxpayer, I’m retiring to my library, with a decanter of Scotch, and my service pistol. Goodnight, all.

  44. Robber Baron

    I am sure you are right Memoryvault. I have grossly underestimated the level of plundering. I always wonder how the new arrivals have new cars, can afford to buy new things from baby bunting and never work. The Australian government look after these people very well.

  45. Jessie

    ZK2A
    Can it be done for culturally appropriate ‘child caring also? Swap across borders included?
    memoryvault – would you do a complete list? Inc free education (and meals at school), health care, medications and all types of radiography inc airfares/transport/accommodation.

  46. JC

    RB,

    Don’t rely on memorygland for anything. The official policy for “multi-partnered” relationships is here.

    https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2016/December/Polygamy_and_welfare

    It appears that no double dipping is allowed.

  47. struth

    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.

    I’m glad I scrolled back tonight to find this, which should go viral.

    I nearly didn’t make it as I kept nodding off with talk of sail boat races and disputes, as if it mattered to anyone.

  48. struth

    Oh and cricket.
    Australian team has been an embarrassment for many years.
    Just pure pop culture trash.
    Once you take that gentlemanly aspect out of cricket you are left with just the boring game.
    It had a level of respect that made you give it a level of respect, even if like me, you never got into it.
    Now, thanks mostly to “unsocialised” Australian wankers, the game is an affront to the senses.

  49. Jessie

    And should you be so inclined an analysis of this ‘small business’ (input/outputs)
    School of the Air parents in WA say funding changes are compromising children’s education
    (40km out of Kalgoorlie and the Ms Camilleri factoids)
    and herewith Ms Camilleri
    Destination Kimberley

    As far as I can recall we always had ‘events’ to raise$ and donated, as to RFDS also. For remote producers and workers.

  50. The Australian government look after these people very well.

    We’ve only scratched the surface, Robber Baron. The husband qualifies for DSP. #1 wife qualifies for Carer’s Pension to look after him. They qualify for public housing. The other three wives qualify for SPB, but also for public housing, each in their own right. In reality they all live in the one house, leaving three subsidised public houses which can be sublet. This is how they grow their ghettos.

    #1 wife stays home and looks after the kids – the ones who are not already in school. The other three wives actually attend courses on hunting, gathering and foraging – at places like St Vinnies and the Salvos. They learn how to furnish a home, dress themselves and the kids, and collect vouchers for everything from food to electricity bills, from charitable organisations.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We’ve only scratched the surface, Robber Baron. The husband qualifies for DSP. #1 wife qualifies for Carer’s Pension to look after him. They qualify for public housing. The other three wives qualify for SPB, but also for public housing, each in their own right. In reality they all live in the one house, leaving three subsidised public houses which can be sublet. This is how they grow their ghettos.

    You aren’t thinking of writing another book, are you?

    “The Muzzos’ guide to ripping off the Kufar taxpayer?”

  52. Top Ender

    Nolan was a hot-headed clot.

    Actually IIRR he wrote a book on cavalry tactics or something similar….

  53. Top Ender

    Must have been getting some bad results from the focus groups:

    Victoria Police and the Andrews government have declared they are not afraid to call out high crime rates among African youth after a spate of violent incidents highlighted the ongoing problem and prompted renewed commitments to working with the community.

    Acting chief commissioner Shane Patton yesterday distanced himself from a local superintendent who downplayed the issue after a violent attack on a sergeant who was trying to arrest an African boy accused of shop­lifting.

    “The leaders in the African community readily and openly say they do have issues with a small cohort of African youth who are committing high-end crimes,” Mr Patton said.

    “We acknowledge that, we don’t shy away from that at all. We will target anyone who’s involved in any criminal activity and if that’s African youths, so be it.”

    Mr Patton said although only one arrest had been made, police were still pursuing other offenders among the group of more than 100 mainly South Sudanese youths who trashed a Werribee Airbnb-rented property last week and then pelted officers with rocks.

    The house was spraypainted with youth-gang symbols, including a reference to the notorious Apex crime game responsible for a spate of home invasions and car thefts in the southeast suburbs. Police are also searching for a youth of African appearance who kicked an officer in the face outside Highpoint Shopping Centre on Boxing Day while another youth was being arrested for shoplifting.

    While discussing the incident this week, Superintendent Therese Fitzgerald rejected suggestions of a crime problem among African youths, saying the problem was “youth crime in general”.

    Police Minister Lisa Neville yesterday confirmed African-born young men were over­represented in crime statistics and were causing “great harm and fear in the community”.

    “I am not trying to cover this up,” Ms Neville said. “It has been of significant concern to us and to Victoria Police.

    “We’ve had additional investment in the gang squad (and) in intelligence measures in order to try and disrupt their behaviour.”

    Ms Neville also pointed to the Monitoring and Assessment Centre, which was established in the wake of last year’s Moomba riots in which dozens of youths — some of them linked to the Apex gang — ran through Federation Square and Swanston Street brawling and wielding chairs as weapons. Officers at the centre use CCTV footage and social media data to keep check on gangs coming into the city centre.

    South Sudanese youth leaders have called for authorities to do more to help African teens integrate.

    Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show Sudanese and South Sudanese people were 6.135 times more likely to have been arrested last year than offenders born in Australia and 4.8 times more likely than those born in New Zealand.

    Separate reports have tracked dramatic increases in aggravated burglaries, serious assaults and car thefts committed by Sudanese-born youth between 2014 and 2017.

    According to data obtained by Coalition MP Jason Wood, Sudanese-born offenders are the second most represented ethnic group behind Australians when it comes to aggravated burglaries, car thefts, and sexual offences in the 10-to-18 age group.

    Link

  54. Makka

    Separate reports have tracked dramatic increases in aggravated burglaries, serious assaults and car thefts committed by Sudanese-born youth between 2014 and 2017.

    We need John McClane.

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nolan was a hot-headed clot.

    Actually IIRR he wrote a book on cavalry tactics or something similar….

    l\

    Louis Nolan had written a book on cavalry tactics – he argued that light cavalry could charge anyone, anywhere.

    There are a number of eyewitnesses of the Charge, who state that the sorry of Louis Nolan, trying to defect the charge to the high ground, was nonsense.

  56. JC

    Rooster

    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.

    A commenter warned both these dishonest faggots to stop lying about me and if they continued he would email Sinclair. They ignored his request and continued to lie. Consequently the commenter must have emailed Sinclair.
    I fail to see how I, being the person being lied about , would be threatened with a ban. If you require further confirmation, email the blog owner and fuck right off.

  57. BrettW

    JC,
    You really are full of crap but then again I have known that for quite a while.

    How would you know the commenter emailed or not and any subsequent warning of banning ? Did he let you know directly ? You say “he must have emailed Sinclair”. Are you trying to imply that Sinclair then reported the personal emails between him and those complained about to you ? Even more interesting is that you have a follower so concerned about you that he would intervene on your behalf. Hilarious that a big boy like you needs this other commenter’s and Sinc’s support when it is you who are the main instigator of most arguments on this forum.

    You are full of it. If we are to believe you story then it is again proof that you can dish it out but can’t handle it when people have a go back at you. You are constantly lying and twisting things and it ironic that your mate, whoever he is, felt you needed “protection” from the blog owner against two of the people you pick fights with most often. Does Sinc have to intervene regularly on your behalf when you have stirred things up a bit too much ? Oh come on, tell us the truth for a change.

    I have called you a liar quite a few times but strangely in my years on this forum have never had an email from Sinclair.

  58. JC

    Rooster

    I’m not full of crap. You are, as usual. As I said, if you have any doubts that the threat wasn’t posted against those two dickheads who were slandering me and that in fact it was directed to all three then go ask the blog owner.

    Their lying was so blatantly dishonest it even got the other commenter roused up.

    You make this ridiculous assertion- that no reasonable person would credit,-so now go prove it or fuck off. It’s easy!

    And stop babbling. What you said in that long-winded missive could be said a a few short sentences.

  59. TE:

    South Sudanese youth leaders have called for authorities to do more to help African teens integrate.

    Here’s the problem:
    The SS youth leaders are supposed to lead and solve the problem.
    But they won’t.
    They say it is our problem.
    Perhaps if they were all be put on a boat back to SS, it would still be their problem, and not
    ours?
    Some incentive is required, methinks.

  60. Ubique

    Trump’s approval rating reaches 46 percent with 53 percent disapproving at year’s end. Same result as Obama at end of first year. Ninety nine point nine percent of Australians would be staggered at this result, but they’re highly unlikely to ever hear of it.

  61. Tom

    Well, well, well. Australia’s leftard Uniparty Trumble government is doing exactly what Obama was doing until he left office this year: flooding the country with immigrants – up 27% in Australia in 2016-17 compared with the previous year, while Obama has nearly doubled US immigration in the current decade:

    1.8 Million Immigrants Likely Arrived in 2016, Matching Highest Level in U.S. History
    Numbers show 53 percent increase compared to low point in 2011

    RTWT

    At least the US has Trump to fix Obama’s mess. Australia has nothing but destruction of its culture, infrastructure and economy stretching as far as the eye can see into the future, brought to you by the most leaderless clusterfuck in our national history.

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump’s approval rating reaches 46 percent with 53 percent disapproving at year’s end. Same result as Obama at end of first year.

    Pretty amazing when you also see this stat:

    Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive

    The media story reviewed the tone of coverage of Trump’s first 60 days in office and found that just 5 percent was “positive.”

    By comparison, Obama’s coverage was 42 percent positive.

    The relentless pounding from the MSM is probably the only reason why Trump is below 50%.

  63. 132andBush

    Bruce,
    I’m amazed it was as high as 5%!!
    I’d say closer to 100% negative over here and over there any positive coverage was so little as to be barely distinguishable.

  64. Baldrick

    No consequences:

    Marriage equality is a reality – so what’s the next LGBTI battle?
    Easier gender changes on birth certificates. Preventing unnecessary surgery on intersex children. Gender education in schools and LGBTI acceptance in aged care.
    These are just some of the LGBTI causes raised as priorities by Australian community leaders and activists keen to keep the ball rolling after the passage of marriage equality legislation.
    Brown, the director of advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, is on a mission to remove “every last stain of discrimination” from the statute books.
    Another international project, mentioned by Brown, is the treatment of LGBTI asylum seekers, particularly pressing given that Australia sends gay male asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea, which has criminal laws against homosexuality.

    Via The Guardian (spit)

  65. Snoopy

    But of course!

    From hurricanes to deadly fires, 2017 was another year of extreme weather

  66. 132andBush

    The population of the Universe from The Hitchikers Guide sums up the level of positive Trump media. The “infinite volume” being the bullshit from MSM.
    h/t Douglas Adams

    None. Although you might see people from time to time, they are most likely products of your imagination. Simple mathematics tells us that the population of the Universe must be zero. Why? Well given that the volume of the universe is infinite there must be an infinite number of worlds. But not all of them are populated; therefore only a finite number are. Any finite number divided by infinity is as close to zero as makes no odds, therefore we can round the average population of the Universe to zero, and so the total population must be zero.

  67. John Constantine

    Their Australian quisling elite are hellbent on mass importing more voteherds in such a massive airlifted wave that we have a balkanized vote plantation of half a million Apex predators living in their own No Go zone in every major city.

    With only a suburb of literally Nazi racists between them and the million strong Caliphate No Go zone the next suburb over.

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    Students can now major in social justice and receive “real-world learning in the field” at a college in Massachusetts. Merrimack College’s social justice program provides students “the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career,” according to the major description.

    MOST BIZARRE COLLEGE COURSES 2017: ‘HOOKING UP,’ ‘QUEER RELIGION’ AND ‘SEXY’ VAMPIRES
    Some of the courses open to the major include: “Caribbean Women Writers”; “Women in Islam”; “Thinking Green: Environmental Justice, Gender, and Animal Rights”; “Feminist Theory”; “Diversity, Social Justice, and Ethics”; “Gender, Immigration and the Law”; “Environmental Science”; “Hate Crimes”; “Marxian Economics”; “Politics of Performance: Theater, Government and Social Change”; “Humans, Earth and the Sacred: Religion and the Environment”; “Global Women’s Issues: Gender, Activism, and Social Justice”; and “Writing for Social Change.”
    Fox News

    2018 is going to be soooo exciting. I have just enrolled as an On-Line ‘remote’ student. Already I have found items on the reading list unintelligible, but gripping. When I graduate summa cum laude, I plan to go all the way to Merrimack to accept my scroll of achievement.

  69. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2595745, posted on December 29, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Merrimack College is a private college in the Roman Catholic, Augustinian tradition located in North Andover, Massachusetts. It offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs in business, education, science, engineering, and the liberal arts. Wikipedia

    The Irish Augustinians came to Philadelphia in the United States in 1796. A small number of Augustinian friars eventually became the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova and in 1842, the Province established Villanova College near Philadelphia. The same Province established Merrimack College in 1947 in North Andover, Massachusetts at the invitation of Richard Cushing, then Archbishop of Boston, to serve the needs of servicemen returning home from World War II.

  70. stackja

    Baldrick
    #2595740, posted on December 29, 2017 at 7:41 am
    Papua New Guinea, which has criminal laws against homosexuality.

    Will UN seek to change PNG criminal laws against homosexuality? Or will Highlanders have UN to ‘lunch’?

  71. Geriatric Mayfly

    Or will Highlanders have UN to ‘lunch’?

    A Rapporteur Flambé, or two, would add a French touch to Highland cuisine.

  72. stackja

    Driver who hit Home And Away star and her family on Boxing Day was a serial traffic offender
    JANET FIFE-YEOMANS, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    THE driver who ploughed into a Home And Away star and her family was a serial traffic offender and known drug user.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, who also died in the inferno on Boxing Day, had been jailed for driving while disqualified and was driving on P-plates having only recently got his licence back.

    Witnesses have told police that they saw Mr ​Whitall’s white Toyota Prado drifting onto the opposite side of the Princes Hwy at least twice shortly before it smashed into the Falkholt family’s Mazda head-on near Sussex Inlet.

  73. Nick

    particularly pressing given that Australia sends gay male asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea, which has criminal laws against homosexuality.

    Hang on, some of these ‘refugees’ argue they can’t be sent back to their homeland because of hatred towards gays, yet the only place/culture singled out, is Australia? Go figure eh?

  74. cohenite

    Don’t rely on memorygland for anything. The official policy for “multi-partnered” relationships is here.

    https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2016/December/Polygamy_and_welfare

    It appears that no double dipping is allowed.

    Sure. From the link:

    Marriage and multiple relationships

    Australian law recognises both marriages and de facto relationships. While bigamy is a criminal offence (under section 94 of the Marriage Act 1961), it is not an offence to have multiple simultaneous de facto relationships. As noted in the various media reports on this issue, the polygamous ‘Islamic marriages’ described are not legal marriages but informal religious unions. Such ‘marriages’ would not be recognised as legal marriage under Australian law but the relationships between the different partners may be recognised as de facto relationships.

    Muslims don’t even have to lie about their multiple relationships.

    Ban islam. It is a blight. People who defend it are either quislings, virtue signallers or idiots.

  75. stackja

    Fairfax County thief caught with help of lost shoe, police say

    POSTED: DEC 28 2017 08:43AM EST

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. – A thief was caught in Fairfax County after police said they were able to match a lost shoe to him on Tuesday.

    Fairfax County police said the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Samuel Bucey of the District, was caught breaking into a man’s truck in the parking lot of TownePlace Suites on Brandon Avenue in Springfield at about 9:20 p.m.

    While Bucey was fleeing the scene he lost a shoe, according to police.

    Authorities said an officer spotted Bucey wearing one shoe and riding a bicycle. The officer was able to match the shoe left behind at the scene to the one Bucey was wearing, police said.

    Bucey was taken into custody for destruction of property, grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon.

    Yes, a colour character.

  76. stackja

    cohenite
    #2595754, posted on December 29, 2017 at 8:32 am
    Don’t rely on memorygland for anything. The official policy for “multi-partnered” relationships is here.

    Who allowed multiple defacto to become the norm?

  77. Snoopy

    But of course!

    Australian women experience high levels of gendered violence, including sexist comments, belittling behaviour, intimation, stalking, sexual assault and rape at work.

    Let’s put them in today’s infantry. They’ll be safe there.

  78. cohenite

    Who allowed multiple defacto to become the norm?

    I think it was incremental. Both sides of politics have been infected with greenness and have followed them down the rabbit hole, alp possibly more than the libs. But really it’s classic Gramsci. Our bureaucracies, schools and even business have been taken over by ratbags who would argue this sort of thing is liberating. Of course they’re haters and like the destructive effect.

  79. Sydney Boy

    #1 wife stays home and looks after the kids – the ones who are not already in school. The other three wives actually attend courses on hunting, gathering and foraging – at places like St Vinnies and the Salvos. They learn how to furnish a home, dress themselves and the kids, and collect vouchers for everything from food to electricity bills, from charitable organisations.

    Wrong. All 4 wives apply for and are granted family day day care licences. #1 claims to leave her children with #2 wife. #2 wife claims to leave her children with #3 wife, etc. All 4 wives claim family day care benefits from the taxpayer. In reality, the wives take turns to look after the future suicide bombers lone wolves, while the others take part in the hunter / gatherer routine.

  80. Geriatric Mayfly

    Surely, the patriarchal Muslim is not so brazen here as to waddle down the street with his retinue of shags shuffling along behind. Not good optics for a start.

  81. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2595767, posted on December 29, 2017 at 8:56 am
    Surely, the patriarchal Muslim is not so brazen here as to waddle down the street with his retinue of shags shuffling along behind. Not good optics for a start.

    Who would be allowed to criticised such action? Smoke and mirrors optics.

  82. zyconoclast

    We’ve only scratched the surface, Robber Baron. The husband qualifies for DSP. #1 wife qualifies for Carer’s Pension to look after him. They qualify for public housing. The other three wives qualify for SPB, but also for public housing, each in their own right. In reality they all live in the one house, leaving three subsidised public houses which can be sublet. This is how they grow their ghettos.

    Why don’t all other tax moochers maximise their tax theft like this?

  83. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2595750, posted on December 29, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Or will Highlanders have UN to ‘lunch’?

    A Rapporteur Flambé, or two, would add a French touch to Highland cuisine.

    Yes!

  84. Snoopy

    Mars:

    Its thin atmosphere is less than 1 per cent of Earth’s, consisting of 96 per cent carbon dioxide, 1.9 per cent nitrogen, 1.9 per cent argon and trace amounts of oxygen and carbon monoxide. It provides little protection from the Sun’s radiation, nor does it allow retention of heat at the surface.

    Twenty times the CO2 concentration of the Earth’s atmosphere and no greenhouse?

  85. calli

    Oh, there she is! Just changed devices and she didn’t appear in preview.

  86. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2595772, posted on December 29, 2017 at 9:03 am
    We’ve only scratched the surface, Robber Baron. The husband qualifies for DSP. #1 wife qualifies for Carer’s Pension to look after him. They qualify for public housing. The other three wives qualify for SPB, but also for public housing, each in their own right. In reality they all live in the one house, leaving three subsidised public houses which can be sublet. This is how they grow their ghettos.

    Why don’t all other tax moochers maximise their tax theft like this?

    Give them more time to learn all the moves.

  87. calli

    I see the STH race start has been SoyBoyed.

    Old Bloke’s suggestion of cutlasses and grappling hooks is dead in the water.

  88. Eyrie

    Snoopy, allegedly there is a greenhouse effect on Mars: http://clivebest.com/blog/?p=4374

    1 to 5 deg C

  89. zyconoclast

    I see the STH race start has been SoyBoyed.

    Old Bloke’s suggestion of cutlasses and grappling hooks is dead in the water.

    If we add some of these, they wont need to waste their time racing to Tasmania.
    It can be all settled in Sydney Harbour.

  90. C.L.

    Possibly the greatest living school student.
    That link via Ace …

  91. calli

    Should have read “SoyBuoyed”. 🙂

  92. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2595786, posted on December 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Mr ​Whitall, a grandfather and father of two, was “well known” to police in his hometown of Ulladulla with a long criminal history of more than 60 offences and a number of aliases, sources said.

    Part of the coronial investigation into Tuesday’s fatal crash will centre on whether Mr ​Whitall was on methadone or other drugs at the time of the accident.

  93. calli

    I like it Zyc! Get the guns on Fort Dennison and Middle Head operational again.

    Any risky behaviour to be punished by canon-shot. That’ll larn ‘em for sailing manly.

  94. Oh come on

    Bono Won’t Work With Trump

    Oh noes! How could anyone ever get over the snub?

    U2 hasn’t been relevant since the early 2000s. I remember laughing back then reading of a music reviewer’s hatred of the song Beautiful Day, because he claimed it would keep the U2 shitshow going for another few albums. And he was right!

  95. zyconoclast

    ‘Why?’: Swedish police appeal for public help to solve death of Australian

    Gothenburg: Swedish police say an Australian man who died last week from multiple stab wounds in central Gothenburg was likely in the wrong place at the wrong time, and are appealing to the public for leads.

    Kai Foley, believed to be 28 years old, from Melbourne, was found in the early hours of the morning last Wednesday in Odinsplatsen, close to the city’s central train station.

    Police were not alerted to the crime, but rather came across the man during their rounds at 4:50am.

    Foley was already essentially unconscious and in “very bad condition” upon discovery and died soon after being taken to hospital, police told Fairfax Media. He had severe spinal and abdominal injuries.

  96. lotocoti

    It can be all settled in Sydney Harbour.

    Pirates* was jolly good fun.
    *Forcibly boarding and carrying away other sailboats’ running gear without ending up in the drink or losing any teeth.

  97. Eyrie

    “was likely in the wrong place at the wrong time”
    Yes in a stupid PC country that allowed itself to be infested by Muslim third world vermin.

  98. Baldrick

    Bono Won’t Work With Trump

    When in reality the real headline should read “Trump Couldn’t Give A Toss About Bono”.

  99. zyconoclast

    The only decent thing U2 ever did was the Sweetest Thing.

  100. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Tesla to build Ford F-150 rival. Big American truck among other new products coming.

    Tesla adds another promise to its long list of future products.

    “Hey John-Boy – chick ert mah noo pick up trerk. It’s an EV SUV!”

    “Dats real perdy. Whadya call it? A Hummer-Sekshull? Dya git a complahmentree tutu with dem pink floor mats?”

  101. Oh come on

    That song is rubbish, Zyc. U2 jumped the shark with Rattle and Hum, never recovered.

  102. zyconoclast

    Speaking of Bono (spit)
    The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power)

    Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2’s iconic frontman, Bono – a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist – indeed, he lags behind many of his peers when it comes to parting with his own money – Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite. The Frontman reveals how Bono moved his investments to Amsterdam to avoid Irish taxes; his paternalistic and often bullying advocacy of neoliberal solutions in Africa; his multinational business interests; and his hobnobbing with Paul Wolfowitz and shock-doctrine economist Jeffrey Sachs. Carefully dissecting the rhetoric and actions of Bono the political operator, The Frontman shows him to be an ambassador for imperial exploitation, a man who has turned his attention to a world of savage injustice, inequality and exploitation and helped make it worse.

    Who do Bono and the ONE campaign really represent: the very poor or the very rich?

    There is a well-known if dubious story which claims that at a concert in Glasgow Bono began a slow hand-clap. He is supposed to have announced: “every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies”. Whereupon someone in the audience shouted “well fvcking stop doing it then.” It’s good advice, and I wish he’d take it.

    WTHT

  103. Oh come on

    Bono is trying way too hard to be Bob “Give us your fookin’ money!” Geldof.

  104. Oh come on

    Bob Geldof is such bad company that people have been known to commit suicide after talking with him.

  105. Rabz

    Bob Geldof is such bad company that people have been known to commit suicide after talking with him.

    BTW, what possibly could Babs Geldorf and Bozo of U2 have in common, apart from being pompous hectoring imbeciles?

    It’s a mystery, to be sure.

  106. Mater

    Maters Musing – 29th Dec 17

    If, as is being argued, the US forefathers never envisaged the destructive power of assault rifles when they drafted the 2nd Amendment; I wonder if Emma Lazarus (‘who drew inspiration from her Sephardic J3wish heritage and from her work on Ward’s Island, where she helped J3wish refugees who had been detained by immigration authorities’) perhaps didn’t envisage A380’s full of Muslims when she drafted the immortal words on the Statue of Liberty in 1883:

    “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

    From the linked article:

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Friday, many critics quickly took up a familiar rallying cry, lifting words from the Statue of Liberty that have for decades represented American immigration: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

  107. BrettW
    #2595721, posted on December 29, 2017 at 2:12 am

    For the record, Brett, I’ve never received an email from the Doomlord about anything.
    Not even on my birthday. It’s quite disheartening.

  108. Oh come on

    Tesla to build Ford F-150 rival. Big American truck among other new products coming.

    Can you imagine the range angst in that thing? You’ve got a 200km journey, you’re towing something heavy, it’s a hot day so you’ll want the air-con on. No problem with a full charge, right? You start out with, say, 500km on estimated range limit clock, which starts falling by 3km for every 1km you travel…air-con and radio are quickly off, you’re thanking your lucky stars you didn’t decide to make it a night journey, your mind is wandering ahead of you, worrying about every incline in front of you and feeling relief for every decline…what a load of junk. Seriously, who would want this as their transport? It just sounds terrible, awful.

    I remember once when I was young and I ran the petrol too low (in my first car, a sweet little 1976 Toyota Corolla hand-me-down with a broken fuel gauge), I first felt the telltale signs of fuel starvation when I mashed the accelerator a bit far. As I continued along hoping I’d make it to the servo, I remember being intimately aware of the distance I could push the accelerator before the engine started to sputter, and how that distance was shrinking and shrinking and shrinking…finally rolled into the servo. Just made it. Imagine having that all the bloody time?

    If I’m expected to drop a six figure sum for a car, I don’t think I should ever have to decide not to turn on the climate control, or use high beam, or listen to the damn radio because I’m worried I won’t make it to where I’m going without an hours’ long stop to refuel.

  109. old bloke

    If I’m expected to drop a six figure sum for a car, I don’t think I should ever have to decide not to turn on the climate control, or use high beam, or listen to the damn radio because I’m worried I won’t make it to where I’m going without an hours’ long stop to refuel.

    How would the driver manage to recharge his truck’s battery if it failed between recharges? He couldn’t walk to the nearest servo for a jerry can of electricity.

  110. stackja

    Mater
    #2595813, posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    The US forefathers never envisaged gang violence.
    How many are really tired, poor, seeking to be free?

  111. Oh come on

    Communist swine, indeed. Some people knew how to take care of them:

    —Would you do it again? Would you do it the same way?

    —Sure, I’d do the same and more. I wouldn’t leave anybody alive (…) That was one of DINA’s mistakes. I was always arguing with my general: don’t leave that person alive, don’t let that person go free. There are consequences.
    —As for throwing the corpses of the prisoners into the sea…
    —I think it could have happened. (…) Throwing them into the crater of a volcano would be better… (…) Who’d go looking for them in a volcano? Nobody.
    —On the day you die… what would your epitaph say? “Here lies the hangman, the torturer, the murderer…”

    —Logical, logical. I accept that. But for me it was a positive thing. (…) I am at peace with my conscience and my beliefs.

    He’s absolutely right – there are consequences. If you start the job that Pinochet did, it’s unquestionably best to finish it.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Is Usman Khawarja a cheat?
    Why, yes.
    Yes he is.

  113. C.L.

    Bono Won’t Work With Trump

    On what?

  114. OneWorldGovernment

    for Helen and other Firefox Users who don’t like the “new” format.

    After Firefox basically wiped out firefox as I’ve used it for years I came across a browser called Cyberfox and have been using it for some weeks now.

    You can check it out at https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/

    You can still use all your favourite add ons and extensions from the Mozilla Store.

    I found I needed to save all settings and bookmarks in Firefox via the Sync function and then updated Cyberfox with it’s Sync function.

  115. H B Bear

    U2 jumped the shark with Rattle and Hum, never recovered.

    Rattle and Hum was overblown pretentious rubbish, even at the time. That was quite an achievement in the 1980s.

  116. C.L.

    Let’s not too carried away just because Bono is an idiot.
    Johnny Cash was also a leftist idiot.
    They’re a superior pop-rock band, no doubt.
    One is one of the most perfect and sweet pop ballads of modern times.

  117. max

    Come on Davey Warner !

    Send the pommy quislings at Catallaxy back to the dining room at Claridge’s for a reviving G&T and a cucumber sanger.

    Dance, Davey, dance !

    Australian mongrels let us rejoice
    Because we are not poms.

  118. H B Bear

    Is Usman Khawarja a cheat?
    Why, yes.
    Yes he is.

    Cricketing taqiya. Allahu akbar.

  119. Also, for the record, last night commenter Robber Baron posted realistic figures on what a Muslim man and his four “wives” could realistically collect on our welfare system. I happen to agree with Robber Baron’s assertions. However, I pointed out he had left off payment for the children, via Family Tax Benefits A and B.

    At that point our resident, self-appointed Blog God (aka shit4brains- S4B), waded in, claiming I was wrong. Apparently, according to Blog God aka S4B, Muslims would never, ever, contort the truth of their relationships in order to maximise their welfare benefits. Who knew? Also, apparently, at least according to Blog God aka S4B’s logic, spare Muslim wives come stamped on the forehead with the name and address of their Muslim husbands, for ease of identification as such by Centrelink.

    Putting aside differences of opinion regarding Muslims’ propensity for telling the truth when applying for welfare, the point completely missed by Blog God aka S4B is that it wouldn’t matter what benefit the “wives” were on – DSP, SPB, OAP, Newstart, Sickness Benefits, or Carer’s Pension, they would STILL qualify for, and be paid Family Tax Benefit A and B, as detailed by me originally.

  120. struth

    Let’s put it another way then C.L.

    U2 are just a relatively just above average Irish band with a couple of hit songs at best, that were promoted as a super group in an industry controlled and completely dominated by leftists.
    If you went to a concert you would have to sit through many similar sounding shit songs to get to the couple of good songs they had, which wouldn’t fill an album.

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    The time is ripe again.

    Aeons ago I used to listen to listener requests on ABC radio. One request that was recycled over and over, for Madge, Beryl, Daphne, Glad and their ilk was The White Magnolia Tree. Gawd! What a syrupy confection of schmaltz it was. In view of the fact that FLOTUS is about to murder such a tree at the White House, I think a reprise to be very much in order. If anyone can find it.

  122. Top Ender

    The entire commonwealth government payroll — army, navy, public service in Canberra, Australia Post, Reserve Bank, you name it — cost just less than $21.1 billion last year. Meanwhile, the government spent a further $9.7bn on consultants, labourhire companies and items such as leases — enough to pay once over again almost half of those 239,800 employees that the ABS estimates rely on the federal government for their earnings.

    That’s incredible. What the Finance Minister says is “appropriate” spending, intended to “keep the cost of commonwealth administration low, flexible and efficient”, is 46 per cent of the cost of all public spending on wages and salaries. That’s some price for flexibility! Perhaps the target of the royal commission should have been the efficiency of government spending on third parties, rather than banking. Critics say cuts to the core public sector are to blame, which seems partly right. The Australian Taxation Office, for example, increased spending on labour-hire firms by $154 million to $331m over the two years to 2017 — roughly offsetting its 1170 reduction in headcount (to 17,900) over the same period.

    The problem isn’t the increase. The core federal public service has fallen only 9 per cent to 153,000 since it peaked in 2013. That fall can’t explain the $2.6bn spent on management advisory services, the $498m on planning and $750m on temporary staff included in the headline total.

    The problem is excessive use of consultants full stop, which damages morale in public-sector agencies. What are the 2061 staff in the Prime Minister’s Department there for if not to advise? The 6512 staff in the departments of health and education don’t run schools or hospitals. Whatever the cause of the consultant and temporary worker surge, government must be more transparent about why and what is being spent on whom. The figures revealed today aren’t timely, clear or granular enough.

    Spending has reached such a height that statistics on the size of the bureaucracy are becoming meaningless. Even if the average spent on this phantom public sector were $250,000 per person, that’s the equivalent of another 38,800 people in effect working for the federal government. Economic rather than legal status is a better guide to the nature of work and employment.

    Print edition of the Oz

  123. C.L.

    Look, Bono is a mixed bag.
    I will always be grateful for his beautiful tribute to Pope St John Paul II the day he died.
    He also defended George W. Bush.

  124. H B Bear

    Big Consulting and Big Accounting love Big Government.

  125. Oh come on

    The NYT barely attempts to hide its contempt for Trump in this article (linked at Drudge).

    It’s such an easily fiskable article (perhaps the biggest clanger is the inference that Steve Bannon remains a WH power player, or maybe that Trump claimed credit for destroying IS using an accelerated version of Obama’s strategy), but really, who can be bothered? OK, so when it comes to international affairs, the NYT thinks Trump is an unsophisticated and ignorant dummy. No surprises there. Nevertheless, it must confound them greatly when so much seems to be working in the US’s favour again after 8 years of ‘leading from behind’ and drift during the presidency of the sophisticated, worldly, urbane Barack Obama.

  126. jupes

    This innings will tell us a lot about the Australian batsmen.

  127. Geriatric Mayfly

    God I am slow. Now I see the connection. Barack was Mohammed’s (PBUH) magic flying horse. Obama has the same handle. I wonder if by any chance they are related.

  128. JC

    Memorygland is lying again as usual.

    The said commenter advised Robber Barron to ignore what Memorygland has to say about anything because, as we’ve seen from both his past and present, he’s a delusional bullshit artist.
    The said commenter sent Robber Baron to a government site showing what the rules are pertaining to welfare for people in what the site refers to as multi-partner relationships.

    Memorygalnd’s dishonesty… brazen misrepresentation … knows no bounds.

  129. C.L.

    The sad decline of the Daily Telegraph, as the Blair generation is swamped by snowflake imbeciles:

    The tragic love affair between stallions Simonsig and Triolo D’Alene.

    This was actually published:

    A PAIR of champion male racehorses shared a romance worthy of any Shakespearean tragedy before fate tore them apart, their trainer has revealed.

    Star-crossed stallions Simonsig and Triolo D’Alene — who both ran in the Grand National — were even shunned by other horses after falling in love, much like the doomed pair Romeo and Juliet.

    They were both trained by Nicky Henderson at Lambourn, Berks, and first hooked up while summering at Hillwood Stud.

    As geldings, they were unable to consummate their relationship — which was cruelly cut short when Simonsig passed away following a fall during a race last November.

  130. C.L.

    Baseball bats and helmets. I’m surprised they still call it cricket.

  131. This innings will tell us a lot about the Australian batsmen.

    What? They can make contact on a flat track?
    Indian tour told you everything you need to know.

  132. cohenite

    It would be an interesting post detailing what average fat-arsed mozzie and his harem and his sprots get out of the Australian tax-payer. It’s a fact they do as charts 9 & 10 from here show.

    The vast majority of humanitarian immigrants are mozzies.

  133. C.L.

    Leaving aside that gelded horses are not “stallions,” the Telegraph says that were it not for their castration, the two would have “consummated” their “love.”

  134. Makka

    Big Consulting and Big Accounting love Big Government.

    And the Uniparty are in full bi-partisan agreement that Big Government is needed for their Big Australia. How else will the APS be supported?

  135. Memorygland is lying again as usual.

    So, according to you, Blog God aka S4B, Muslims don’t get paid benefit for their children.

  136. It would be an interesting post detailing what average fat-arsed mozzie and his harem and his sprots get out of the Australian tax-payer.

    According to Blog God aka S4B, mozzies don’t get paid welfare for their sprots.

  137. stackja

    C.L. DT story someone having fun?

  138. JC

    So, according to you, Blog God aka S4B, Muslims don’t get paid benefit for their children.

    No dickface, I’m not making any claims about welfare. I’m making the claim that you’re a dishonest sack of shit and can’t be relied upon for anything. Not even the time of day.
    Hence, the reason why I sent Robber B to the government site to see what the official policy on welfare taxeating is for “multi-partner relationships”.

    While you’re there, you could explain to the readership how you arrived at the conclusion that George Bush snr was head of the biggest pedo ring in the world…. you delusional swine.

  139. jupes

    Baseball bats and helmets. I’m surprised they still call it cricket.

    Baseball bats?

  140. max

    and helmets

    Players have been killed out there.

  141. cohenite

    Hence, the reason why I sent Robber B to the government site to see what the official policy on welfare taxeating is for “multi-partner relationships”.

    What is the official policy and is it enforced if it nominally forbids mozzies from piling on?

    From the previous link this:

    Marriage and multiple relationships

    Australian law recognises both marriages and de facto relationships. While bigamy is a criminal offence (under section 94 of the Marriage Act 1961), it is not an offence to have multiple simultaneous de facto relationships. As noted in the various media reports on this issue, the polygamous ‘Islamic marriages’ described are not legal marriages but informal religious unions. Such ‘marriages’ would not be recognised as legal marriage under Australian law but the relationships between the different partners may be recognised as de facto relationships.

    This seems to suggest a loophole big enough for even the biggest mozzie arse:

    Such ‘marriages’ would not be recognised as legal marriage under Australian law but the relationships between the different partners may be recognised as de facto relationships

    In any event the point is the mozzies lie about their circumstances so the position must be what is the potential in the system for mozzie hoovering?

  142. zyconoclast

    Is Usman Khawarja a cheat?
    Why, yes.
    Yes he is.

    He takes beer money but does not display the beer logo.
    The enablers let him get away with it.

  143. Boambee John

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Friday, many critics quickly took up a familiar rallying cry, lifting words from the Statue of Liberty that have for decades represented American immigration: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

    The final selection criterion would seem to exclude most Muslims, Somalis and Sudanese.

    Not much yearning for freedom among that lot!

  144. zyconoclast

    Honesty from an electric car engineer.

    McLaren to build fully-electric supercar. British maker says batteries holding back production version.

    McLaren has built a fully electric supercar, however, the production version is still some time off.

    Speaking to British publication, Autocar, McLaren engineering design director Dan Parry-Williams said that the team had already built an EV mule, however, it was far too early to say when a production model would come. It confirms an exclusive report made early last year by Drive that McLaren would build and test an EV as a possible succssor to the P1.

    “We’ve got a pure EV mule and part of the reason for that is to ask how we can deliver driver engagement in a fully electric world. But there’s still quite a journey from here to there in terms of our products,” Parry-Williams said.

    The problem, said Parry-Williams, is that battery development for automotive applications has concentrated on increasing energy density and reducing weight, rather than increasing power density. It means an EV supercar with a range of approximately 500 kilometres – which would add considerable weight – would only last about half an hour when driven at full whack.

    But that’s going to change, with McLaren announcing earlier this year that it was investing over $1.5 billion across the next six-years on 15 new models.

    The engineer didn’t suggest when the British supercar maker would deliver a fully-electric vehicle, but we can expect a raft of hybrid-electric supercars underpinned by its Track22 plan that will see at least 50 per cent of McLaren’s 2022 range powered by hybrid drivetrains.

    McLaren also said it’s evaluating a fully-electric prototype for its Ultimate Series supercar range which would most likely see it capable of racing from a standstill to 100km/h in under 3.0 seconds, while Tesla claims its new 10,000Nm roadster can do the same in under two.

    McLarens latest supercar, the Senna, doesn’t feature a hybrid drivetrain and is powered exclusively by 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 588kW of power and 800Nm of torque. But it’s possible we’ll see its future cars powered by electric motors and supplemented with small on-board generators.

    “You can potentially manage (a flat battery) with a niche car. If you exhaust the battery but then have to do one recharging lap, that strikes me as being okay. But if you haven’t got an on-board generator (and) you’ve got a full EV, you haven’t got the luxury of doing that,” said Parry-Williams.

  145. Eyrie

    “Not much yearning for freedom among that lot!”
    No yearning for freedom by Australians. They all want to be told what to do and dob in people who don’t do it.

  146. EvilElvis

    Part of the coronial investigation into Tuesday’s fatal crash will centre on whether Mr ​Whitall was on methadone or other drugs at the time of the accident.

    And the opposition wants an investigation into why the road toll is rising…

    You fuckheads don’t marginalise nutters and put them away safely, you don’t marginalise drug users and lock them up, you don’t marginalise various cultures that take advantage of the above and you advocate for zero personal responsibility in society at all levels. I wonder why the fucking slime of society kills people then?

  147. nilk

    At that point our resident, self-appointed Blog God (aka shit4brains- S4B), waded in, claiming I was wrong. Apparently, according to Blog God aka S4B, Muslims would never, ever, contort the truth of their relationships in order to maximise their welfare benefits. Who knew? Also, apparently, at least according to Blog God aka S4B’s logic, spare Muslim wives come stamped on the forehead with the name and address of their Muslim husbands, for ease of identification as such by Centrelink.

    I’m coming in late to the discussion, although I’ve caught glimpses. With that in mind, something to think about.

    Parenting payment/newstart
    Family Tax Benefit A
    Family Tax Benefit B
    Rental Assistance
    Telephone Assistance
    Child Care Benefit
    Child Care Rebate
    And the rest.

    I had a look at this a few years back, using Benbrika and his wife as an example.

    We’re not factoring in the discounts for the “health care card” aka the Gold Card or jackpot, nor the products and services provided by charities, medical facilities, educational establishments.

    Multiply by the number of wives, and bear in mind that years ago (around a decade) there was a segment on Today Tonight or ACA about a fellow on disability who had two wives pulling in welfare as single mothers (they were married per islam, but not per the government of Oz), both had houses, and one of the wives was a convert. Surprise.

    He had no concern since the money’s available and he could take it. He’s in Australia, but he answered to allah, and taking it was a no-brainer for him. Why work when he doesn’t need to?

    This piece stuck with me because I don’t usually watch those shows and I only saw it because I was over at a friend’s place. I told her she needed to watch it and pay attention, but she waved it off and said, “Oh, no, I’m not interested. It doesn’t affect me or my family.”

    Ten years later and she’s concerned about shopping in Dandenong (“It’s changed so much, what happened?” I just smirk).

    Note also that while a lot of our benefits are means-tested, it was the case where recognition as a “refugee” was not means-tested, nor was there a timeframe to get yourself on your feet and off welfare. That may have changed, but I doubt it.

  148. JC

    What is the official policy and is it enforced if it nominally forbids mozzies from piling on?

    I have no idea and neither does, the Gland. It’s certainly concerning though, but without even the most rudimentary evidence we have no way of knowing the extent of the problem.

    This seems to suggest a loophole big enough for even the biggest mozzie arse:

    Not just them, but that would apply for any welfare flea rakes claiming this form of welfare.

    In any event the point is the mozzies lie about their circumstances so the position must be what is the potential in the system for mozzie hoovering?

    No, that’s just you being an obsessive. Couples dropping kids and then claiming welfare under a single mother’s pension etc. is also a huge problem. It’s not just one segment.

    There should be no such thing as a single mother’s pension. Period.

  149. Muddy

    Will UN seek to change PNG criminal laws against homosexuality?

    If the provocateurs (‘activist’ is an adjective that requires banning) and sociocultural insurgents insist on our government pushing the issue with PNG, that will give China more of a foothold to our near north than they already have. Hmmm, if Simpson Harbour is still usable after the volcanic activity, might it be rented for a small fee?

  150. cohenite

    nilk

    #2595880, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Thanks, that’s a start. I should pull my finger out and look at the figures and write something up.

  151. egg_

    Honesty from an electric car engineer.

    The top McClaren, Porsche and Ferrari supercars are hybrids – the battery motor aids low-end acceleration, just like in a Tesla.

  152. Muddy

    Rented to the PLAN, I mean. For a ‘rest and recreation base’ only of course.

  153. JC

    Nilk

    To be honest what does it matter if the persons claiming that form of welfare answers to Allah or is an atheist? It’s equally terrible.

  154. Today Tonight or ACA about a fellow on disability who had two wives pulling in welfare as single mothers (they were married per islam, but not per the government of Oz), both had houses, and one of the wives was a convert. Surprise.

    Nah, Nilk, you must be mistaken. Doesn’t comply with the government guidelines and a Muslim wouldn’t lie, especially not where welfare payments are concerned.

  155. cohenite

    No, that’s just you being an obsessive. Couples dropping kids and then claiming welfare under a single mother’s pension etc. is also a huge problem. It’s not just one segment.

    There should be no such thing as a single mother’s pension. Period.

    Merry Xmas JC. Welfare fraud and abuse was no doubt around and thriving before mozzies. But mozzies do it better. The DIAC link I provided before shows humanitarian immigrants having a 5 year welfare dependency of 85%. Most of these are mozzies. This is well above the Australian average which is under 50%.

    Mozzies do it better.

  156. JC

    Doesn’t comply with the government guidelines and a Muslim wouldn’t lie, especially not where welfare payments are concerned.

    You claim to “ambulate” using a motor scooter. With a life long history of lying, what form of DSP are you on have been on? What “special needs” are you covered by on taxpayer dime?

    Frankly, I don’t believe you are disabled , as you’ve claimed in the past.

  157. zyconoclast

    Prof urges ‘abolition of white democracy’ during lecture

    A professor recently encouraged students to break the law in order to “destroy” the system of “white democracy,” saying the American flag doesn’t even represent about half of them.

  158. cohenite

    To be honest what does it matter if the persons claiming that form of welfare answers to Allah or is an atheist? It’s equally terrible.

    No, one’s worse. An atheist with 2 wives is a bigamist. A mozzie with 2 or more wives is just a mozzie.

  159. Thanks, that’s a start. I should pull my finger out and look at the figures and write something up.

    Just be wary about factoring in Rent Assistance. Most of these people qualify for public housing, which, dollar-wise, is a much better deal. Especially where more than one house is involved and you can sub-rent the spares out. Public housing recipients don’t qualify for Rent Assistance.

  160. zyconoclast

    Profs: Farmers’ markets cause ‘environmental gentrification’

    Two San Diego State University (SDSU) professors recently criticized farmers’ markets for being “white spaces” that contribute to the oppression of minorities.

    The farmers markets I have attended are full of ethinics selling stuff. No white privilege to be seen.
    The professors must go to a local farmers market in their white power suburbs.

  161. Geriatric Mayfly

    #2595871, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:18 am
    For Mayfly.
    Why are people so unkind?

    Thanks a bundle Calli. And to think that witch Trump, is going to kill The White Magnolia Tree. Kamahl to the rescue.

  162. JC

    And a Happy New Year to you, Cohenite.

    Can you re-link that piece, please. If I had to hunch it, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least they are above average in terms of taxeating.

    The one bit of stat news that actually changed me about all this was Judith Sloan reciting some credible reserach a while ago. At the end of 5 years, the unemployment rate of Afghani ref was 92%! This means they were claiming heavy duty welfare.

  163. What “special needs” are you covered by on taxpayer dime?

    Would you like to know what colour undies I’m wearing, as well, S4B?

  164. egg_

    Mars:

    Twenty times the CO2 concentration of the Earth’s atmosphere and no greenhouse?

    WUWT: Hyperventilating on Venus

  165. Much as I’m enjoying watching S4B dig himself ever deeper, the MV household is running perilously short of essential supplies – booze and smokes. Time to go shopping. Back later.

  166. JC

    zyconoclast
    #2595896, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Profs: Farmers’ markets cause ‘environmental gentrification’

    Two San Diego State University (SDSU) professors recently criticized farmers’ markets for being “white spaces” that contribute to the oppression of minorities.

    The farmers markets I have attended are full of ethinics selling stuff. No white privilege to be seen.
    The professors must go to a local farmers market in their white power suburbs.

    Zyc. I think those jokers are accurate in that farmers’ markets are white spaces. It’s typical, What White People Like. Whole Foods in the US is basically black and Hispanics at the counters serving and white customers 🙂

  167. zyconoclast

    Judge’s ruling paves way for Tampa Bay’s poor to move to better neighborhoods

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement an Obama-era rule on Jan. 1 that would give low-income families greater access to housing in more affluent neighborhoods…

    Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by President Barack Obama, ruled on Dec. 23 that HUD’s decision to delay implementing the rule was “arbitrary and capricious.” She said the agency failed to show sufficient reason for a pause, and that a delay would irreparably harm the plaintiffs: a Hartford, Connecticut, mother of five and a Chicago mother trying to move their families to safer suburban communities.

    “This represents a new opportunity for tens of thousands of families with housing vouchers,” Tegeler said. “It’s about the right to choose where to live and the right not to be segregated. Good housing policy does not confine families to high poverty neighborhoods.”

    Studies have shown that moving low-income families into wealthier neighborhoods results in better lives for their children, who are eventually more likely to attend college, earn more money, and reside in better neighborhoods as adults.

    They dont have to travel as far to mug rich people and steal their stuff?

  168. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Master class trolling.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!

    Check out the triggering in the comments.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/946531657229701120

  169. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2595822, posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Bono Won’t Work With Trump

    On what?

    On lead guitar presumably.
    Anyone could replace The Edge.

  170. egg_

    From hurricanes to deadly fires, 2017 was another year of extreme weather

    Is the evah increasing weather hyperbole proportional to the decade-long lack of warming?
    Is there a Mann-graph for that?

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Empire GTHO Phase III

    #2595907, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Master class trolling

    Channelling Joh Bjelke and his chook feeding.

  172. Geriatric Mayfly

    Studies have shown that moving low-income families into wealthier neighborhoods results in better lives for their children

    Shock Survey! House prices plummet.

  173. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    Robert Mugabe exits with mansion, staff, first-class travel

    Aislinn Laing
    The Times
    11:28AM December 29, 2017

    Robert Mugabe has been given a lavish retirement package that includes first-class air travel, a multimillion-dollar mansion, private health insurance and numerous staff.

    Zimbabwe’s ousted president will also have a fully staffed private office, bodyguards and chauffeur-driven cars likely to cost the impoverished country tens of thousands of dollars each year.

    His wife, Grace, whose corruption and venality was blamed for bringing about the collapse of her 93-year-old husband’s career, will be allowed to keep most of the perks after he dies.

    The terms of Mr Mugabe’s soft landing after 37 years in office were announced in the state-run newspaper The Herald. He was removed from power last month following a coup.

    Yesterday the chief of the armed forces who led the military takeover was sworn in as deputy to President Mnangagwa. Constantine Chiwenga, 61, who retired from the military a week ago, swapped his fatigues for a black suit and pledged to discharge his duties “with all my strength and to the best of my knowledge and ability”.

    Several senior military figures have been given prominent roles in cabinet, prompting dismay because Mr Mnangagwa had promised a clean sweep after Mr Mugabe’s long rule.

    Critics said that Mr Mugabe’s retirement package was a further sign that nothing had changed, and that it would ultimately benefit Mr Mnangagwa too.

    From the Oz.

  174. cohenite

    egg_

    #2595901, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Mars:

    Twenty times the CO2 concentration of the Earth’s atmosphere and no greenhouse?

    WUWT: Hyperventilating on Venus

    Atmospheric pressure being the cause of the lapse rate, and there are a number of different types of lapse rate or temperature variation with atmospheric height, has been around for yonks and is dismissed by alarmists.

    A good albeit technical discussion on the issue is here. It’s a 3 parter and deals with whether pressure/gravity can contribute to an atmospheric temperature profile [and create a lapse rate] or whether such profile is entirely to do with the radiative properties of ghgs; that is the greenhouse effect causes the temp profile and pressure/gravity contributes nothing.

  175. egg_

    Stephen Hawking: Donald Trump is a supervillain who will transform the Earth to another Venus with temperatures at 250 °C and sulfuric acid rains.

    Numpty.

  176. Dave in Marybrook

    Farmers’ Markets- white hair from edge to edge, occasional ratty dreads buying bulk kale. Constant complaints about parking.

  177. zyconoclast

    Intelligence of Norwegians and Danes on the wane, say researchers

    Intelligence levels have fallen in all Scandinavian countries, including Norway and Denmark, according to an analysis.
    The study was conducted by James Flynn, a leading researcher of intelligence quotient (IQ) measurement, writes Norwegian news agency NTB.

    IQ in the Scandinavian countries had been on the up for decades, but the trend has now been reversed, according to a report published by journal Intelligence.

    Measures taken as part of the study have shown that, in Norway, fewer people are reaching higher levels of mathematical and linguistic ability.

    The trend is similarly prominent in both Denmark and Norway and even more so in Finland.

    “This signals without doubt a depletion of people with high cognitive abilities,” Flynn said according to NTB’s report.

    The IQ of Norwegians had been increasing since 1950 until a turning point around 1995, writes the agency.

    An annual reduction of IQ by 0.21 percent on average has been measured in Norwegians since that year, equivalent to a 6.5 percent decrease between generations.

    But improvement of the quality of schooling has now stopped, he concluded.

    “We have seen that work in schools is less demanding in many countries and that students spend less time studying and doing homework,” Flynn said to Swedish magazine Forskning & Framsteg, according to NTB’s report.

    Then we have this.

    Almost 1.3 million have immigrated to Norway since 1990

    Since 1990, 1,275,000 people have immigrated into Norway. [Norway’s population is only 5.3]
    At the turn of the year, 73% of these immigrants still lived here.

    Six out of ten in this group (789,000 people), come from countries outside the Nordic region. Of these, 36% were immigrants, 33% were immigrant workers, 20% were refugees, and 10% were students, showed figures released by Statistics Norway (SSB) on Monday.

    In total, 157,000 refugees have lived in Norway since 1990. The number almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, largely due to the influx from Syria.

    The largest refugee groups are from Somalia, Eritrea, Syria and Iraq. Six out of ten refugees who come to Norway are men, and two out of three refugees were under 30 when they arrived.

    The largest groups of immigrants from countries outside the Nordic countries are from Poland, Lithuania,Germany, Somalia, and the Philippines.

    Since 2011, labour immigration has fallen, but it remains significant, according to Statistics Norway.

    It is clear that most are Polish labour immigrants, and the second largest group have come from Lithuania, but immigrant workers are less likely to live in Norway permanently than refugees, and families of immigrants.

    At the turn of the year, one in six residents of Norway had immigrant backgrounds, and almost half had a background from Asia or Africa.

    Is there a link?

  178. W Hogg

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

    Regardless.

    1) I don’t want hungry rapeugees with no means of support here – at best, they will be a drain on the pro-rapeugee churches and take scarce resources from our own poor. At worst, they will be a crime spree like the VSSR has never seen before. People will still either come speculatively because they hear AUS is a rich country, or they will be duped by people smugglers selling cruises for $10k on the basis of untold handouts.

    2) We are 18 months from a greenleft govt in which the Greens’ balance of power will be used as the Trojan Horse to deliver all the wishlist of the ALP Left that the SLF can’t be seen to be voluntarily agreeing to. Even if we had the most perfect policy in the world, it would survive 18 months before Compassion, International Law, Pariah, Children, Wacism etc.

    3) Nobody with that sort of $ is a genuine refugee.

    4) We already have an SIV programme – we don’t need a second tailored to Qatar.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    Several senior military figures have been given prominent roles in cabinet, prompting dismay because Mr Mnangagwa had promised a clean sweep after Mr Mugabe’s long rule.

    No word of the many political prisoners banged up under Mugabe’s 37 years of despotic rule.

  180. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2595874, posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Is Usman Khawarja a cheat?
    Why, yes.
    Yes he is.

    He takes beer money but does not display the beer logo.
    The enablers let him get away with it.

    Yes, he was at the front of the “gimme more” queue back in July.
    A true devout Moozley would have asked what contribution Duff Breweries made to CA revenue and insisted on a proportionate pay cut to make absolutely sure he wasn’t taking dirty beer money.

  181. egg_

    Anyone could replace The Edge.

    Phat phuc narc Phill Jupitus informs us it’s simply “Edge”.

  182. egg_

    Master class trolling.

    Shove that, Trumble!

  183. Top Ender

    The Zimbabweans must be more stupid than previously thought then.

    Should have stayed with their former name or change it back now.

    They can’t even work out that Rhodesians comes before Zimbabwe in the alphabet and that would put them next to the Russian bloke in the UN.

    Hence free stuff.

  184. Oh come on

    According to the ABC, Queen’s paean to sodomy inspired the English batsmen greatly yesterday.

  185. egg_

    Check out the triggering in the comments.

    A blockheadchain?

  186. Mindfree

    The beer money taker fails again – thanks Jimmy Anderson

  187. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The IQ of Norwegians had been increasing since 1950 until a turning point around 1995, writes the agency

    In late 1997 I spent a day driving some middle aged Norwegians around Melbourne and surrounds, having met them at a friend’s wedding the week before. Two of them, husband and wife, still lived in Norway. The third, older brother of the woman and a successful businessman, had moved to Geneva some years prior.

    When I asked why he moved to Switzerland, he explained that Norway was being destroyed by immigration, specifically MENA immigrants. He posited that Norway would be obviously in decline within twenty years.

    And here we are.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    The cheat is out!
    Fuck off.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NEWS
    Gina Rinehart adds $3.5bn to fortune in a year: Bloomberg Billionaires Index

    Simone Ziaziaris
    AAP
    11:22AM December 29, 2017

    Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has added $US2.5 billion ($A3.5 billion) to her fortune in the past year, securing her spot in the top 100 richest people in the world.

    The 63-year-old, worth $US14.9 billion, is the wealthiest Australian and the 85th richest person in the world, according to the most recent Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

    The boost to Ms Rinehart’s fortune comes after a recovery in iron ore prices. She was also ranked Australia’s richest person in the 2017 Forbes Australia Rich List, announced in November

    From the Oz. Cue Lefty/Green heads exploding at the inequality of it all.

  190. Dave in Marybrook

    C.L.
    I’d say Johnny Cash was left-ish, but not as much as the Billy Braggs would like to believe. He was more an anti-authoritarian hippy, almost(with wishful thinking) a libertarian.
    Favourite story was when he used to side-step the Unions which dominated US radio to go down Mexico and broadcast with stations there that broadcast with such power that they were popular listening in Canada in the summer months. From there he picked up some drug trafficking for handy cash, heaps of desperado narratives that he put straight to music, and the mariachi horns that accompanied “ring of Fire”.

  191. Baldrick

    Victoria to target mentally ill people during New Year’s Eve celebrations:

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews says police will be out in record numbers across Melbourne this New Year’s Eve.

  192. jupes

    That should be the end of Kuwaja’s test career.

  193. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2595936, posted on December 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    That should be the end of Kuwaja’s test career

    Waaaacist!

  194. Geriatric Mayfly

    Should have stayed with their former name [Rhodesia] or change it back now.

    Spare a thought for the poor pets doing WHITE Colonial Studies. There would be no safe space big enough to handle the stampede.

  195. Oh come on

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/12/28/report-woman-accidentally-bites-off-husbands-testicle-during-lovemaking/

    How did this get filed under ‘National Security’? Quality organisation you’ve got there, Mr Bannon.

  196. That should be the end of Kuwaja’s test career

    Except for spin, swing, seam and pace, he is an excellent multicult batsmen.

  197. Joe

    national security – bit bucket where all unclassifiable stories go.
    Alternatively, one or both of the participants were/are homeland security agents or similar.

  198. Empire GTHO Phase III

    How did this get filed under ‘National Security’? Quality organisation you’ve got there, Mr Bannon.

    Did you read it?

  199. Makka

    That should be the end of Kuwaja’s test career

    The token moslem won’t be dropped. He’ll have many more benefits of the doubt. Diversity, equalidy, think of the children et al.

  200. Joe

    The token moslem won’t be dropped. He’ll have many more benefits of the doubt. Diversity, equalidy, think of the children et al.

    Yup, Greg Chappell set the standard with his run of ducks.

  201. Gab

    Gina Rinehart adds $3.5bn to fortune in a year: Bloomberg Billionaires Index

    What is not reported is how much Gina does for charities. If you’re on her mailing list, you get to hear about it without any great fanfare. The media won’t report it and she’s not like some others who mouth off at every opportunity boasting about what they’ve done.

  202. Oh come on

    We cannot even begin to discuss open borders before the welfare office is closed for good, never to reopen. It’s a complete folly any other way.

    And we’re a long, long way from abolishing welfare.

  203. Marcus

    The token moslem won’t be dropped. He’ll have many more benefits of the doubt. Diversity, equalidy, think of the children et al.

    I don’t think that’s true. He wouldn’t have been dropped in the subcontinent otherwise.

  204. Marcus

    C.L.
    I’d say Johnny Cash was left-ish, but not as much as the Billy Braggs would like to believe. He was more an anti-authoritarian hippy, almost(with wishful thinking) a libertarian.
    Favourite story was when he used to side-step the Unions which dominated US radio to go down Mexico and broadcast with stations there that broadcast with such power that they were popular listening in Canada in the summer months. From there he picked up some drug trafficking for handy cash, heaps of desperado narratives that he put straight to music, and the mariachi horns that accompanied “ring of Fire”.

    Apparently Johnny Cash got on well personally with every President of either party he ever met, except for Clinton and Bush Jr. because of a personal distrust of both men. He was closest with Jimmy Carter, but he married into his family, so fair enough.

    In these times, I think it would be most accurate to simply tag him as an “outsider” which he most certainly was, right throughout his career.

  205. Geriatric Mayfly

    Gina Rinehart adds $3.5bn to fortune in a year: Bloomberg Billionaires Index

    The ABC already sniffing around for a shekel of tax that may have slipped the accountant’s notice.

  206. jupes

    We cannot even begin to discuss open borders before the welfare office is closed for good, never to reopen.

    We should NEVER discuss open borders.

  207. Joe

    We should NEVER discuss open borders.

    Correct. NO more refugees.

  208. Geriatric Mayfly

    Another one hits the dust. This is going to be jail time.

    The Fickle Fanny of Fate has had a bumper year. Only two days left for a grand finale.

  209. The people who have converted their own country to an unlivable sh1thole should not be given the opportunity to do the same to ours.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What is not reported is how much Gina does for charities.

    That’s a valid point. Gina Rinehart donated a sizable sum towards cancer research in Western Australia, and it was never mentioned in the MSM.

  211. Oh come on

    We should NEVER discuss open borders.

    Save that thought for some period after the welfare state has been dismantled. Arguing the toss now is a moot point; we agree that the outcome for the indefinite future is strong border protections.

  212. H B Bear

    CNBC Director Arrested For Peeping On 18-Year-Old Nanny With Hidden Bathroom Cam

    What the fvck is wrong with these people? Do they think the world is an episode of Porky’s or something?

  213. jupes

    Save that thought for some period after the welfare state has been dismantled. Arguing the toss now is a moot point; we agree that the outcome for the indefinite future is strong border protections.

    No. We should NEVER allow Muslim immigration whether there is a welfare state or not.

  214. Leaving aside that gelded horses are not “stallions,” the Telegraph says that were it not for their castration, the two would have “consummated” their “love.”

    There is also another absurd side to this story and it’s the attempt to read the friendship between two gelded horses as a love affair. This also occurs with respect to any intimate human relationship where it is inevitably assumed to involve a sexual aspect. Think, for example, the relationship between Frodo and Samwise in LoTR. These people have a threadbare understanding of friendship.

  215. egg_

    The people who have converted their own country to an unlivable sh1thole should not be given the opportunity to do the same to ours.

    Is this what the bollards are supposed to be protecting us from?
    The worst of their lot, who want to literally trash us?

  216. Tom

    What reality TV show is Lisa Sthalekar promoting that gets her a permanent seat on Channel Nein’s lunchtime cricket show? Is it the one about chicks marrying blokes they met on blind dates? Asking for a friend.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The people who have converted their own country to an unlivable sh1thole should not be given the opportunity to do the same to ours.

    I’m struggling with this. It’s not just that we give them an opportunity, this country funds and houses them while they do everything they can to convert this country to said unlivable shytehole.

  218. Hey Zulu, I have trashed my place. Even the rats are moving out. I thought I would move into your house. OK?

  219. John Constantine

    Their ABC one o’clock radio news gotcha the Trumpnado on his global warming tweet.

    The vile bile and all consuming hatred mean their ABC will broadcast lies as truth if it will hurt people they hate.

    Comrades.

  220. John Constantine

    Can we export their ABC and replace them all with the Faithful?.

    For diversity?.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    John Constantine

    #2595972, posted on December 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Their ABC one o’clock radio news gotcha the Trumpnado on his global warming tweet.

    The theme running through the replies to his tweet was that “weather does not equal climate”.
    Indeed.
    So stop citing infrequent Cat 4 cyclones and fires caused by bans on fuel reduction as evidence of climate change.

  222. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey Zulu, I have trashed my place. Even the rats are moving out. I thought I would move into your house. OK?

    Only if you allow me to pay for the removal, feed, clothe and support you, your four wives and eleven children, and pay for a new house when you’ve trashed my place. Only then.

  223. JC

    Scott Adams –

    The Demolition President.

    But they keep leaving out all the stuff he broke that probably needed to be broken. I’ll fix that for you here.

    GOP – Trump broke the GOP and reconstructed it along his terms, successfully it seems.

    DNC – The DNC has no charismatic leader, no game plan, and little money.

    Clinton Dynasty – Done

    Bush Dynasty – Done

    Mainstream Media – The public learned that news coverage is based on bias as much as fact.

    NFL – Ratings down, attendance down.

    If President Trump were a large piece of construction equipment, which one would he be?

    FBI (leadership) – The FBI as a whole is still highly credible, but the leadership is not.

    Pundits – Nearly all the pundits were wrong about Trump’s nomination, election, and successful (by Republican standards) first year.

    Government Regulations – For good or bad, we have fewer regulations now.

    Hollywood – Big stars are alienating 40% of their potential audience whenever they take time off from groping.

    North Korea – They used to have a pathetic but functioning economy. That situation is changing rapidly.

    ISIS – Remember ISIS? They used to be a big deal.

    TPP – Pulled out

    Paris Climate Accord – Pulled out

    Reality – I told you in 2015 that candidate Trump would change more than politics. I told you he would change the way we saw reality. Do you remember when you thought the news reported facts and that humans used those facts to make reasoned decisions? You probably don’t think that anymore.

    I’m probably leaving out some stuff that got broken. It’s been a busy year.

  224. C.L.

    Machine-guns, bollards, trucks, thousands of extra police, an emergency city loudspeaker …

    … but ‘no specific threat’ to city’s celebrations.

    Yes, there is a threat, you lying scum.
    The threat is Muslims.

    Meanwhile, Daniel Andrews (see above) has devoted the entire New Year’s Eve presser to warning white people not to drink too much and misbehave or they will “feel the full force of the law.”

    However, Premier Daniel Andrews issued this warning:

    “Don’t come into the city to cause trouble. Don’t be drinking too much alcohol. Common sense lessons are even more important when there are so many people in Melbourne out to have a good time.”

  225. egg_

    Their ABC one o’clock radio news gotcha the Trumpnado on his global warming tweet.

    The theme running through the replies to his tweet was that “weather does not equal climate”.
    Indeed.

    Oh the irony of every year’s “Worst Summer Evah!” on Aunty.
    Daily News Weather historical maxima of one sort or another constantly pointed out by the Weather marionettes.
    Hyperbole in overdrive, old gal?

  226. C.L.

    As I said last week, Trump is already the greatest President since Teddy Roosevelt.

  227. C.L.

    C.L.
    I’d say Johnny Cash was left-ish, but not as much as the Billy Braggs would like to believe. He was more an anti-authoritarian hippy, almost(with wishful thinking) a libertarian.
    Favourite story was when he used to side-step the Unions which dominated US radio to go down Mexico and broadcast with stations there that broadcast with such power that they were popular listening in Canada in the summer months. From there he picked up some drug trafficking for handy cash, heaps of desperado narratives that he put straight to music, and the mariachi horns that accompanied “ring of Fire”.

    Nicely argued, Dave.

  228. cohenite

    So stop citing infrequent Cat 4 cyclones and fires caused by bans on fuel reduction as evidence of climate change.

    That’s about 90% of globall warmings right there.

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