Wednesday Forum: January 3, 2018

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  1. H B Bear

    I guess an ageing miniature schnauzer might be an adequate substitute for a frozen duck at a push.

  2. feelthebern

    We have a Rhodesian Ridgeback – very scary dog.

    A lovable brute I am sure.
    I have a Weimaraner.
    She sends the fear of God into our darker skinned friends who deliver food.

  3. feelthebern

    The miniature schnauzer next door to me is the most savage little thing I have come across.
    Annoys the hell out of my dog monster.

  4. Tintarella di Luna

    A lovable brute I am sure.

    Great with children but wery wery scwery – particularly to some

  5. Tintarella di Luna

    I have a Weimaraner.

    Beautiful dogs – my much younger brother when growing up had one called Zorro

  6. Tintarella di Luna

    The miniature schnauzer next door to me is the most savage little thing I have come across.

    Amazing how little dogs seem to be the most bellicose – we had a neighbour who had 4 maltese terriers and the neighbourhood always knew when they were being taken for a walk – noisy, yappy little buggers, but much loved.

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Students Discover Math Professor Had Past as Gay Porn Star

    And why not, I say? Nothing like a tough theorem to keep a woodsman’s mind occupied delaying gratification while his body is working hard. What say you, Dr. BG? Perhaps pure mathematics has a little extra here to offer the world in practical terms. Is this a sideline for many of your colleagues, or is this pushy fellow a mere statistical outlier? 🙂

  8. stackja

    Rin Rin Tin chewed on the villains until the cavalry arrived.

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Included in the report was North Korea! Their ABC told it’s listeners about the fireworks in Pyongyang. The ABC continually tries to normalise North Korea while it’s people starve. Fair dinkum.

    If morality doesn’t really matter to you, only your political side, this is where you end up.
    Unable to see the swampy paths you are walking on. Like the ABC.

  10. Roger

    Londonistan adopts reverse broken window policing. Yeah that should work well.

    James Q. Wilson is evidently not on Commissioner Cressida Dick’s reading list.

    Meanwhile, parts of London have been declared no-go zones after dark by food delivery drivers for fear of acid and knife attacks.

    In fact, London is the world capital for acid attacks on a per capita basis.

    In response, the government plans to further restrict the sale of corrosive substances.

  11. H B Bear

    Lord Waffleworth is a dilettante in an empty suit.

  12. H B Bear

    In fact, London is the world capital for acid attacks on a per capita basis.
    In response, the government plans to further restrict the sale of corrosive substances.

    Close. Hint – it is the medieval, in-bred muzzies.

  13. DrBeauGan

    What say you, Dr. BG?

    I’ve known one mathematician who was homosexual. And another who was insane and murdered his wife. And a student of mathematics who fell in with a loony cult. But I don’t think any of them were porn stars.

    Of course, if they had been I probably wouldn’t know anyway.

  14. Mitch M.

    NBN expert Paul Budde laments ‘second-rate’ network

    Remember Turdbull claiming it was the greedy ISPs causing this problem? The NBN is a complete shambles and fortunately for me, because of the HFC stuff up, I may not have to change over for another 2 years. A friend of mine had to change over to FTTN and now has constant dr0p outs and his speed is worse than on ADSL2.

  15. Roger

    Multicultural enrichment:

    Machete attacks in Melbourne & acid attacks in London.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    a chubby unicorn

    That’s really cute.
    Although in reality they are dangerous brutes, half-blind, half-awake and not terribly bright.

    Which reminds me, I’m awfully tired and need a little nap. Only five hours sleep last night (Attapuss on the prowl which woke me early) and then I went (because of a long-standing commitment) to a jazz ballet class which was sweaty and exhausting. Also purchased some new pedestal fans for my brother’s household and dropped them off on the way home. They had none that worked. $12 each in K-Mart, straight from China to you. As cheap as US Carbon Credits. Get ’em while they’re hot. Global warmening hysteria predicted for this weekend in Sydney.

  17. cohenite

    John Constantine

    #2599724, posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Engage.Vic.gov.au

    Vicpol have drawn up new police made law to replace existing firearms legislation that expires in 2018.

    Some interesting concessions from the report:

    2.2.1 The available evidence indicates that the vast majority of licensed firearms users in Victoria comply with their responsibilities under the Act, and do not engage in unsafe or criminal activity. This is reflected in research showing that the majority of firearms used in homicides in Australia are illegally owned.

    Then the bullshit, despite all the evidence to the contrary:

    Nonetheless, the risk of harm inherent in firearms justifies regulation to ensure that appropriate controls are placed on who can access them and the circumstances in which they are acquired and used.

  18. I have just watched the video of the 15 year old boy going on a car rampage on Grand Final day in Melbourne.
    Some highlights:
    Swerving to hit pedestrians.
    Full speed in reverse gear at pedestrians.
    Runs red lights.
    Attacks an arresting policeman.
    Carries a knife and a baton. Held maps of city landmarks, gun shops and police stations. Was wearing a helmet. Had googled locations of military bases.

    Charged with attempted murder. The feckless, idiotic, cowardly judge allows bail saying “he posed no risk to the public.” Her name was not mentioned by The Australian.
    Well put him up in your home until his trial, madam.

  19. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Mr Dutton told Sydney radio station 2GB that “people are scared to go out to restaurants of a night time because they are followed home by these gangs” and were worried about home invasions and cars being stolen.

    “You look at some of the jokes of sentences that are being handed down, there’s no deterrence at the moment,” the newly installed Home Affairs Minister and former police officer said.

    If only there was a Minister who had the power to a) Deport them and b) stop them arriving.

  20. P

    It’s hard to believe that it’s 60 years ago this year that The Shadows became Cliff Richard’s backing band.
    I watched The Young Ones on Gem a couple of days ago. My 14 year old grandson also loved it. Hard also
    to believe that he is into The Shadows and also went to see Paul McCartney here in Sydney last month with his sister and parents.

  21. cohenite

    Good essay by David Flint on the 10 steps to combat muslim terrorism:

    10-point plan to fight the terrorist war

    I have argued here previously that along with many Western countries, we are at war and that the enemy is Islamic terrorism. It matters not one jot that the terrorist is operating under instructions, with others or alone. The politicians have created this problem at least in part by their conversion to that vacuous doctrine of multiculturalism, which results in the weakening of the expectations and requirements concerning the entry of immigrants. This has not only allowed or even encouraged immigrants to enter our nation still strongly attached to alien and unassimilated cultures. This has resulted in a minority engaging in terrorist acts or being sympathetic to them, producing in some instances terrorist progeny. In that earlier piece, I proposed a ten-point plan to combat terrorism. A revised version follows.

    First, politicians must immediately ensure the problem they and their predecessors created is not repeated. If they cannot do this they should stand aside for others who can. Politicians must from this time forward only admit those immigrants who can positively demonstrate they will contribute to the nation and become loyal Australians, ideally of the calibre of the heroes who intervened during the Melbourne terrorist incident, who regularly save lives and who defend the nation.

    Second, citizenship should be granted only when the community can be satisfied that the applicant is a loyal contributor to the nation. The publicly sworn oath of allegiance should be restored, with a solemn affirmation for non-believers.

    Third, jihadist fighters should be denied any right to return to Australia. Those who are dual citizens or are found likely to be entitled to another citizenship should be stripped of their Australian citizenship. Arguments that they may become stateless should not be entertained.

    Fourth, we should encourage the Americans to keep Guantánamo Bay open for the detention of captured jihadists.

    Fifth, given the way the pendulum in the criminal justice system has generally been moved away from protecting the victims of crime, we should ensure that intelligence evidence is admissible in relevant proceedings. Defences or partial defences based on ‘diminished responsibility’ or ‘substantial impairment‘ due to drugs, alcohol, the alleged psychological damage from discrimination etc. should not be allowed. On conviction, it is crucial that terrorists be kept in remote separate prisons, so they cannot infect other prisoners.

    Sixth, to protect the civil population during this war, those reasonably believed likely to engage in terrorist acts or to lend support to them should also be liable to internment.

    Seventh, the reintroduction of the death penalty in relation to terrorism during this war should be the subject of a national debate. Federal legislation introduced in 2010, based on a UN treaty, which tries to prevent the states from re-introducing this penalty is against the original intention of the constitution and should, therefore, be repealed.

    Eighth, the existence of no-go areas must never be tolerated.

    Ninth, the subsidy of terrorism through foreign aid, welfare, grants and what is effectively a halal tax or through the milking of school funds should end. Only schools committed to the Australian system and values should be subsidised or indeed permitted.

    Tenth, the integrity of the processes of internment, denial of entry and the stripping of citizenship during this war should be ensured through the empanelling of federal grand juries and also the creation of a special defence court. [The revival of the old English institution, the grand jury, to be used especially in camera hearings in lieu of discredited organisations like ICAC and also for preliminary hearings in criminal proceedings has been proposed here and in the book I authored with Jai Martinkovits, Give Us Back Our Country.]
    Above all, what is essential is that the politicians accept that this is a war and resolve to fight it as such.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A varied lot, mathematicians, in my experience too, Dr. BG.
    Focused though, you have to give them that.

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Charged with attempted murder. The feckless, idiotic, cowardly judge allows bail saying “he posed no risk to the public.” Her name was not mentioned by The Australian.

    He clearly does pose a risk. Remand might do him good anyway.
    This is similar to the judge who wouldn’t deport a refugee for armed robbery due to his younger cousins and siblings needing him around. They need him around like a hole in the head. Deporting him would give them something to aim to avoid rather than emulate.

  24. Above all, what is essential is that the politicians accept that this is a war and resolve to fight it as such.

    That has been my argument for years. I don’t mind others using it.

  25. Tel

    It is all about safety and NOT about revenue, by gum!

    We are saving lives out there… you should show some appreciation.

  26. C.L.

    I have argued here previously that along with many Western countries, we are at war and that the enemy is Islamic terrorism.

    No no.
    We’re at war with Islam.
    Supposed truth-tellers like Flint who continue to keep alive the notion that there is a ‘good’ Islam out there –
    vis-a-vis the West – are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

  27. No no.
    We’re at war with Islam.
    Supposed truth-tellers like Flint who continue to keep alive the notion that there is a ‘good’ Islam out there –
    vis-a-vis the West – are part of the problem, not part of the solution

    We are also at war with the urban bugman class.

  28. feelthebern

    Regarding the two glitter “ladies” at that rock festival in NZ.
    She has spoken out today.
    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/music-festivals/grabbed-topless-woman-speaks-out-in-heartfelt-message/news-story/0e8d8d2f0ae455c235ed0127ec9a9575

    If I was at the same gig.
    & I was walking around with my third stump out.
    & it was covered in glitter.
    & some bird thought it would be fun to give it a tweak, uninvited.
    Would I still be a victim if I slapped the perpetrator ?
    Asking for a friend.

  29. feelthebern

    We’re at war with Islam.

    The way Gorgeous George Brandis cried after the Pauline Hanson stunt, one could be forgiven for thinking the war was over & Islam won.

  30. stackja

    feelthebern why go around topless? Why surprised at attention?

  31. Nick

    We need more examples like that Bern as a way of shining a light on such stupid and vexatious cases. Perhaps it should be called ‘imagine if a man…’

  32. feelthebern

    why go around pantless? Why surprised at attention?

  33. feelthebern

    That’s right.
    The New Year’s test is about to start.
    Which means that there will be a line up of eastern suburbs tarts trying to get into the members stand wearing getup that would make Cher blush.
    Who will then get told to go home & change.
    Who will then race to social media in the hope of getting a few more followers on lookatmebook saying how it’s 2018 & they should be able to wear whatever they want.

  34. Mitch M.

    Karlsson did the pioneering work on this matter. The findings have held up.

    Clin Genet. 1999 Dec;56(6):447-9.
    Relation of mathematical ability to psychosis in Iceland.
    Karlsson JL1.
    Author information

    Abstract
    A study of mathematically gifted Icelanders demonstrates an increased risk of mental illness in their ranks. Psychotic disorders are also frequent among their relatives. Linkage of academic records with previously published data on the family distribution of psychosis reveals a pattern compatible with the hypothesis that high arousal plays a role in reasoning ability.

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    Global warmening hysteria predicted for this weekend in Sydney.

    Pfffht! The Dreadful Heat ™ predicted to bring unmitigated terror for Melobournistan. Calli’s advice urgently required. Is it Run. Hide, Tell? Or Run, Hide, Fight?

  36. Baldrick

    Put a fork in ’em, t
    hey’re done.

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

  37. JC

    House porn.
    I think even CL and Rabz could take to this. Lake and log house in Adirondacks.

  38. Baldrick

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    Anyone with mining shares should be thinking about divesting. They’re no longer interested in shareholder profits, only virtue signalling to save the planet.

  39. Tailgunner

    Gunner, I want to see you settled down, preferably married with children

    I’ve got my blond lovechild in DeeWhy (with the hot Russian girl)… Will the JP speech be appropriate for a two year old??
    I thought it might get a little willing out front… Besides, Revolution is best done with no dependants 🙂

  40. JC

    I have my doubts about Bitcoin, but Blockchain I really want to see in action. I had to send a remittance of US$450 to the US. The remittee’s bank took a 25 buck fee for the payment and it took a few days. They lopped it right off the top. US$450 became $425.

  41. JC

    Anyone with mining shares should be thinking about divesting. They’re no longer interested in shareholder profits, only virtue signalling to save the planet.

    It’s a fucking boards, filled with wannabe elite fee rakers who think they important and want to look good in front of their pals at cocktail parties. The CEOs are generally forced to go along.

  42. cohenite

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    Coal men used to be coal men not tarts who ponce around board-rooms regurgitating the alarmist mantras of the turdballs of the world. There’s even less justification for the labour men to support this shit, but there you go, tits and his flunkies who control Industry Super will go gangbusters when turdball is sent to join krudd after the next election. You won’t be able to go outside without a solar panel on your noggin and a wind collector attached to your arse.

  43. Vicki

    Which means that there will be a line up of eastern suburbs tarts trying to get into the members stand wearing getup that would make Cher blush.
    Who will then get told to go home & change.

    So it has descended to this???

    We let our SCG membership lapse when betting machines were introduced into downstairs Members foyer (are they still there?). Plus Aussie test cricket went awry in the “Indian summer”when we suffered inexcusable triumphalism. Michael Clark became captain and so on… Although this year we have actually seen what once was known as Test cricket.

    But can’t believe women came dressed as above …hell…you were directed to the Ladies Stand when you arrived in 3/4 pants in days gone by!!!

  44. calli

    That house is straight out of Tolkien’s imagination.

    Hard to believe he lived in a bungalow in Bournemouth.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    JC there are quite a few similar houses in the Adirondacks, all built using rough hewn stones and tree trunks. It seems rich New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th Century went overboard with the “natural look” lodge on the lakes.
    I might be able to afford an Adirondack Chair … that’s all.

  46. I think even CL and Rabz could take to this. Lake and log house in Adirondacks.

    That would be lovely right now.

  47. JC

    A friend owns on, Leigh. We stayed in the place, which is about 2.5 hours out of NYC about three years ago. They’re just beautiful. It’s a different feeling to a beach house being on a lake.

  48. JC

    That would be lovely right now.

    Right now? Dude, you’re frozen in! 🙂 I’m guessing you could skate on all the lakes in the US right about now.

  49. Nick

    We let our SCG membership lapse when betting machines were introduced into downstairs Members foyer (are they still there?)

    Haven’t seen them Vicki. Unfortunately, these days, the Members area attracts a few Eastern Suburbs Hooray Henry’s, drunkenly bragging about Scots and not watching any of the game.

  50. calli

    Rivkin built something resembling a log cabin on the Hawkesbury. Not nearly as magical as JC’s picture, more Mitt Romneyesque.

  51. Geriatric Mayfly

    A study of mathematically gifted Icelanders demonstrates an increased risk of mental illness in their ranks. Psychotic disorders are also frequent among their relatives.

    Anyone then done a study of Muslims? This may have been the problem all along and it slipped under our radar. We are constantly being told of their unrivalled contributions to the advancement of human endeavour, and in many instances mathematics is always the key.

  52. Right now? Dude, you’re frozen in! 🙂 I’m guessing you could skate on all the lakes in the US right about now.

    Yeap. But you’d have the fireplace roaring. Lovely.

  53. JC

    DB

    Do the big massive lakes freeze over?

  54. JC

    Yeap. But you’d have the fireplace roaring. Lovely.

    Oh yea.

  55. ilajd

    Matthias, son of Deuteronomy of Gath is found guilty of Climbing Ayers Rock… https://youtu.be/FQ5YU_spBw0

  56. Infidel Tiger

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    Tell me why a super profits tax on Rio and BHP is a bad thing?

    We need to be raising company tax in this country, not lowering it. They need to be punished.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2599866, posted on January 3, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Rivkin built something resembling a log cabin on the Hawkesbury. Not nearly as magical as JC’s picture, more Mitt Romneyesque.

    Did it burn down?

  58. Do the big massive lakes freeze over?

    Not quite. But they do accumulate a lot of ice.

  59. Baldrick

    Tell me why a super profits tax on Rio and BHP is a bad thing?

    If Turdball said he wanted to bring in another Mining Tax the Minerals Council would now lobby in support.

  60. EvilElvis

    I think we’d already worked out, particularly at the time of the WA state election, that the minerals council are fucking morons. They played a small role in toppling the government with a royalty increase scare campaign only to help Labor/Greens who actually have tried pushing a royalty increase into smaller more volatile miners. FMD! Lobbyists around pollies need slashing and burning.

  61. JC

    Tell me why a super profits tax on Rio and BHP is a bad thing?

    We need to be raising company tax in this country, not lowering it. They need to be punished.

    During the boom, BHP showed their total overall tax rate (total taxes paid) was 57%. How much more do you want to go to Canberra to be squandered? I know you’re saying- it as a form of punishment and I fully appreciate the motive- but at the same time you would also be hurting the shareholder.

  62. JC

    Not quite. But they do accumulate a lot of ice.

    A few of them are absolutely freaking massive. They’re basically inland seas.

    I once a program on something like National Geo. Large freighter ships have been lost due to bad weather on the big lakes!

  63. Makka

    Large freighter ships have been lost due to bad weather on the big lakes!

    They even sing about it.

  64. Rockdoctor

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost

    I decided against joining these professional associations. Went along to their seminars & apart from networking before the internet age didn’t see the point when I was junior & with meagre income. Once I got working was too busy, remote often & not one for office politics/empire building just didn’t see the need anymore. Now with trendy virtue signalling like this and getting nearer to a decade off retirement not a chance.

  65. Infidel Tiger

    During the boom, BHP showed their total overall tax rate (total taxes paid) was 57%. How much more do you want to go to Canberra to be squandered? I know you’re saying- it as a form of punishment and I fully appreciate the motive- but at the same time you would also be hurting the shareholder.

    It’s because of BHP & co that the global warming scam keeps going.

    I would break them up, execute all staff and board members and make every shareholder pay a 200% tax to compensate Australia.

    We must have standards.

  66. JC, we’ve had over a week of sub-zero temps now and the temps in the interior have been severe. Montreal is currently -18C and here it’s -7C. It warms up tomorrow. We will reach -1C but we are going to hit -13C on the weekend. Good times.

  67. JC

    execute all staff and board members

    The line guys would be okay – they can be spared. Just get rid of the board, HR and the ‘vironment depts.

  68. Infidel Tiger

    Company tax cuts are the last thing Australia actually needs. We need huge income tax cuts.

    Corporate Australia must die.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    The staff are all Hi-Viz zombies and of no use to normal society. They all die.

  70. jupes

    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    Has there ever been such a dearth of leadership in this country?

    The government is not governing in the national interest, the ADF is recruiting chicks, trannies and genderless freaks, and now the fucking MCA supports a fucking carbon tax FFS!

    What is wrong with these people?

  71. JC

    JC, we’ve had over a week of sub-zero temps now and the temps in the interior have been severe. Montreal is currently -18C and here it’s -7C. It warms up tomorrow. We will reach -1C but we are going to hit -13C on the weekend. Good times.

    Global warming to be sure!

    I think the worst I ever experienced was a few days of -15F. The shitty thing is that you can’t get a cab to commute to work. Hate that. The liquid in your eyes can freeze if you’re out too long.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    What is wrong with these people?

    The left have captured every single institution.

  73. Dr Faustus

    MineralsCouncilAust ✔ @MineralsCouncil
    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    In fact this is the MCA abjectly grovelling to BHP Billiton in the hope that the Big Green Australian maintains its membership.

  74. jupes

    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.

    Remember when the miners were proud of their contribution to Australia?

    Time to take the Ore Obelisk down and jam it up the collective arseholes of the MCA.

  75. gingerbeer

    Once experienced -24C in Denver – literally took my breath away !

    Off to Canada on Friday and expecting to freeze my balls off !!

  76. The Great Lakes are massive, JC. They reach depths that Port Phillip Bay can only dream.

  77. calli

    The Great Lakes came about due to glowball warming causing glacial retreat.

    Terrible stuff.

  78. Tom

    The US MSM couldn’t care less that they’re constantly wrong about Trump because they make up stories they wish were true: subscriptions to Wapo etc are booming because it is writing what its brainwashed zombie audience believes is true. Helluva business plan. Joe Concha from The Hill explains the dementia that guarantees news media that makes up stories have no long-term future.

  79. JC

    Wapo etc are booming because it is writing what its brainwashed zombie audience believes is true. Helluva business plan. Joe Concha from The Hill explains the dementia that guarantees news media that makes up stories have no long-term future.

    Just a hunch, but Trump is going to play serious hardball with Bezos this year because of his blog (WaPo). Trump hates him because he also owns retail space and it’s fucked, or at least he thinks it is because of Bezos.

  80. harrys on the boat

    That’s why they split and formed South 32. Even the cockheads running BHP knew it was shite. Only mining shares I have are South 32, and they’re doing alright.

  81. Rae

    I once a program on something like National Geo. Large freighter ships have been lost due to bad weather on the big lakes!

    I can hear my granddad’s stories
    Of the storms out on Lake Erie
    Where vessels and cargoes and fortunes
    And sailors’ lives were lost.

    – Millworker: James Taylor

  82. Gab

    I think even CL and Rabz could take to this. Lake and log house in Adirondacks.

    Looks like a lovely school to send witches and warlocks for their learnin’.

    Oh and Dover, it’s going to be 41degC in Melbourne this Saturday. I’d rather be where you are!

  83. EvilElvis

    Just an observation from a poor, downtrodden, white western Australian. A lot of homes in MelSudan don’t seem to have security screen doors. After a break in at my BiLs place a while back I talked him into one. It’s another line of defense and one that requires pulling rather than kicking in, is not as machete friendly as a timber door and has the added bonus of being noisy if someone is having a crack at it.

  84. Nick

    A man who allegedly threatened to kill police in central Sydney last year is now facing terrorism charges.

    Police allege Blake Nicolas Pender pulled a 20-centimetre kitchen knife on police officers in Surry Hills in June, before saying the “proudest thing a man can do is behead a cop”.

    Ahhhh, ok, I get it now. All Crash Moozlycoot had to do when he ran down 19 pedestrians was say that he wanted to have included a cop, then it would have been terrorism.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just an observation from a poor, downtrodden, white western Australian. A lot of homes in MelSudan don’t seem to have security screen doors. After a break in at my BiLs place a while back I talked him into one. It’s another line of defense and one that requires pulling rather than kicking in, is not as machete friendly as a timber door and has the added bonus of being noisy if someone is having a crack at it.

    I’ll second that one, and add key operated window latches to the list.

  86. Damienski

    Anyone with mining shares should be thinking about divesting.

    Unloaded BHP this morning at average $30.24. Best they’ve been in a while.

  87. jupes

    A man who allegedly threatened to kill police in central Sydney last year is now facing terrorism charges.

    Police allege Blake Nicolas Pender pulled a 20-centimetre kitchen knife on police officers in Surry Hills in June, before saying the “proudest thing a man can do is behead a cop”.

    FMD. It’s taken these bozos over six months to work out what Blind Freddy could have told them on the spot.

  88. Geriatric Mayfly

    A 1k bag of Prawn Gyoza, a new and challenging item, at half price in Safeway. Give it a go thinks I, it might make an entree to cold left-over lamb and wilting salad (with rocket.) Into the pressure cooker for a few minutes, soy and Cholula at hand, and very moorish indeed. For those interested it’s the first item at Google.

  89. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Police allege Blake Nicolas Pender pulled a 20-centimetre kitchen knife on police officers in Surry Hills in June, before saying the “proudest thing a man can do is behead a cop”

    Let’s hear him out.

  90. JC

    Get a load of this. These “insightfullers” know a thing or two about cyptros.

    Australia’s corporate leaders are worried investors swept up in bitcoin mania will be hurt when the price for the popular cryptocurrency crashes from its dizzying heights.

    The warning comes as chatter about bitcoin replaces property prices as the hot topic at dinner parties and barbecues across the country.

    Many chief executives and chairmen still are scratching their heads about how bitcoin actually works, with former Telstra boss and current NBN chairman Ziggy Switkowski — who is actually a rocket scientist — admitting to not fully understanding its inner workings.

    Speaking to The Australian today at the Victorian seaside town of Sorrento, CEOs and chairmen taking part in the annual KPMG Couta Boat Classic sailing regatta voiced concern about bitcoin’s massive price swings in recent weeks, and similarities to the infamous Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century.

    “Some years ago there was a black tulip issue and I fear we maybe repeating it’’ said Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford.

    Ahmed Fahour, the former boss of Australia Post, agreed cryptocurrencies were a “hot topic” at dinner parties and barbecues, but people would get hurt when the boom turned to a bust.

    Lol Even Patrica is offering up trading advice.

    Patricia Cross, a former derivatives trader and current director of Macquarie Bank, said she was told by her son six months ago to buy into bitcoin, but she refused.

    She joked he “absolutely” keeps on reminding her about her missed opportunity.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/corporate-leaders-warn-investors-over-bitcoin-mania/news-story/ceafb76b490bf8583e293691b17355ab

  91. Makka

    Remember this couple? It sounds fishy- has Caitlan got a different version of events. The dude still has his weird beard.

    “A Canadian man abducted and held captive by a terrorist group in the Middle East for five years has been charged with sexual assault only months after being freed and returning home.

    Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip. Their children were born in captivity.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-03/taliban-kidnap-survivor-joshua-boyle-charged-with-sexual-assault/9301070

  92. calli

    A man who allegedly threatened to kill police in central Sydney last year is now facing terrorism charges.

    Police allege Blake Nicolas Pender pulled a 20-centimetre kitchen knife on police officers in Surry Hills in June, before saying the “proudest thing a man can do is behead a cop”.

    Why is the wish to kill police “terrorism”? Is there a political/religious component?

    Why is actual killing and maiming of multiple civilians in a single act while babbling about snackbars not terrorism?

  93. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2599912, posted on January 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Fuck off Kitteh stalker and your gimp nemkat.

  94. Geriatric Mayfly

    They reach depths that Port Phillip Bay can only dream.

    Did the Queen of the Netherlands dredge them out? Jenny Warfe and her Blue Wedges Coalition must have been AWL.

  95. Zatara

    Right now? Dude, you’re frozen in! 🙂 I’m guessing you could skate on all the lakes in the US right about now.

    North Florida got down to -7C last night and the forecast mentions snow and freezing rain.

    A friend lives on a brackish water bayou there and says the ice isn’t thick enough to skate on but the local ducks are stumbling around on the ice trying to figure out where the water went.

  96. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Real Mark Latham

    @RealMarkLatham
    6h6 hours ago
    More Real Mark Latham Retweeted Roqayah Chamseddine
    Come on Chamso, in my culture it’s a sign of endearment. An Aussie nickname.
    To deny me that is attempted cultural appropriation/repression, reportable to the Human Rights Commission.
    You can call me Latho if you like.
    Let’s be mates.

    Real Mark Latham‏
    @RealMarkLatham
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    More Real Mark Latham Retweeted Roqayah Chamseddine
    She’s coming around, I can tell … started the day with full-on Lathate SMH article … now appreciating my offers.
    I am the great soother of Leftist angst.
    Follow me, my friends, into a better world without divisive identity politics and Stalinist social engineering.
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    https://twitter.com/RealMarkLatham/status/948359776861241344

    Hahaha!

  97. Geriatric Mayfly

    but the local ducks are stumbling around on the ice trying to figure out where the water went.

    Straight out of the cartoons and as funny as all heck. Watching ducks coming into land on the frozen lake in St James Park in London. Undercarriage down, beak up, land, and then skid out of control for a good twenty yards.

  98. Nick

    Strange, very strange. The naughty scamps at the SMH ommitted the fact that the ‘terrorist’ was a white Muslim who shouted ‘Allen’s snack bar’ at police when threatening them.

  99. Mater

    Remember this couple? It sounds fishy- has Caitlan got a different version of events. The dude still has his weird beard.

    Fishy? Smells like a Lightning Ridge longdrop!

    An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children are now free after being held hostage for five years.

    Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Joshua Boyle, after they were abducted and held by the Haqqani network, a group linked to the Taliban, US officials say.

    Mr Boyle and Ms Coleman married in 2011 after meeting online, local media reported.

    Mr Boyle was once married to Zaynab Khadr, the older sister of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr and the daughter of a late senior Al Qaeda financier.

    Her father, Ahmed Said Khadr, and the family stayed with Osama bin Laden briefly when Omar Khadr was a boy.

  100. calli

    Ahhhh. That’s the mystery solved then. Something to do with the Harris Park mosque too I think.

  101. Farmer Gez

    Worse weather for Florida on the way with the back end of an East coast low drawing polar air further South this week. Check WUWT.

  102. Baldrick

    A hiker has sparked outrage after taking dogs into a Tasmanian national park to complete the arduous but highly prized trek to the top of Frenchmans Cap.
    The walker posted a video online of him and the canines completing the trek in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
    On his return, Parks and Wildlife Service rangers caught him and issued him with a $330 fine. “He was required to remove the dogs from the national park and subsequently issued with an infringement notice and fine,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
    When asked on social media, “What gives you the right to take dogs illegally into the national park?” the poster responded: “Lived in a swag since I was 14, I sleep under the stars most nights. I’ve woken up with the big blue gangs boot in my gut many times informing me I have no right to sleep. Dilligaf [Do I look like I give a [email protected]#k].

    Toilet.

  103. Gab

    Anyone heard from Mike of Marion or Fergus or Mater? Just wondering how they all are.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fishy? Smells like a Lightning Ridge longdrop!

    Pay that one, Mater.

  105. Boambee John

    A man who allegedly threatened to kill police in central Sydney last year is now facing terrorism charges.

    Police allege Blake Nicolas Pender

    Doesn’t sound Muslim, therefore a terrorist! Presume it took six months to confirm non-Islamic status.

  106. C.L.

    House porn.
    I think even CL and Rabz could take to this. Lake and log house in Adirondacks.

    It’s interesting, for sure.
    Just a little bit fairy tale-looking for me.
    Great location, though. I’ve always thought lake-side living would be great.
    Michael Corleone certainly though so. The Godfather’s Fleur de Lac estate on Lake Tahoe is still the same – though security isn’t what it used to be.

  107. testpattern

    US Ambassador Alston to President Carter September 1, 1977

    ‘Mr. President:

    You’ll be glad to learn that your Ambassadors to Australia are on station…State Government here is important. Premiers I have met are strong and with one exception pro-U.S.A. I am particularly impressed with Premiers Dick Hamer of Victoria, Charles Court of Western Australia and Joh. Bjelke-Petersen of Queensland.’

    https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/digital_library/sso/148878/39/SSO_148878_039_05.pdf

    But not, apparently, with Wran and Dunston

  108. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A hiker has sparked outrage after taking dogs into a Tasmanian national park to complete the arduous but highly prized trek to the top of Frenchmans Cap.

    Piss off.

    This is an horrendous country now.

    A hiker in WA was recently fined for taking a Tupperware container of watermelon and having bare feet in a National Park.

    Won’t be long until all non-indigenous are banned.

  109. calli

    Mike of Marion
    #2599320, posted on January 2, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Last night, Gab. Tough news.

  110. Boambee John

    Nick
    #2599938, posted on January 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    Strange, very strange. The naughty scamps at the SMH ommitted the fact that the ‘terrorist’ was a white Muslim who shouted ‘Allen’s snack bar’ at police when threatening them.

    Just scanned down, all very strange!

  111. Gab

    Aah, heck.

    Thanks for that, Calli.

  112. cohenite

    Here’s a woman who’s part of the White Wednesday, anti burqa protests in iran; note how her courage is supported by the feminists in the West, not; what a pack of grubs they are:

    https://www.facebook.com/StealthyFreedom/videos/2046581222022628/

  113. notafan

    Waves from Naples.

    12.30 euros on the regionale from Rome. Sat opposite two attractive middle aged Russian ladies, obviously now locals, who pretty much slept the whole way, a few Arabs, lots of Africans, students, old people, just what you’d expect on the budget train.

    We have a fabulous apartment in Naples; a fifth floor loft full of beautiful things with stunning views of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento and Capri. I could not have imagined it.

    To get in we go through a steel main gate, then massive wooden doors with one of those knockers of a hand in a gauntlet, then a coffin lift to the fourth floor then more massive timber doors into the owner’s complex, it must be a multi family suite, the owner has a fancy name. Inside the foyer are ceiling high white and yellow doors but we are the narrow stairs on the left to the loft, there are two suites on this level both very spacious, we are the door on the left. The apartment is well, charming, much stuff, three elongated wooden Negros guard the bathroom door and there is a bright blue Kelvinator in the kitchen Above us again is a terrace from which the owner pointed out places of interest. We could see the ferry heading out to Capri. We are going to catch it.

    The main road runs below us, there are no lights at what is a busy intersection,, crossingo shopping proved to be an interesting experience. A plus, we are a short walk from the National museum so that will be our first port of call today.

    Back upstairs, heavy vehicles down below make the rooms shudder, no erruptions please Mount Vesuvius.

    The streets above are steep and narrow, thin strips marked off for pedestrians but these are choked with motor bikes and clothes horses so walking there is also an adventure.

    I brushed up a bit of Italian before I came and though mostly it is random words I am passing muster in the shops (no supermarkets here said the owner, quite pleased)

    Last night the little church up the hill was open, with obligatory gypsy beggar at the door, I popped in to check mass times but could not find a notice, a mass was clearly about to start, a young sub continental was earnestly praying in the back row, three women at the front and a lady at the lectern so I skittered up the marble floor and asked morning mass? Nine o’clock she said, I thanked her and skittered out again. The pizza place across the road Napoli New York, Milano! didn’t open til 7 so I went back to the apartment just as the skies opened, reminding me my coat is not waterproof.

    This morning is glorious and we are going for coffee.

  114. C.L.

    A hiker has sparked outrage

    A hiker, a driver, a drinker, a footballer, a mother, a man etc etc …
    This is a modern fill the blank exercise by the fake news media.

    1. Something happens or somebody does something.
    2. A half dozen imbeciles on Twitter react with “outrage.”
    3. Lazy journalist reporting from his desk reads Twitter and gins up a ‘story.’
    4. Authorities, contacted for the ‘story,’ “condemn” something or somebody.
    5. A “debate” is started and there are “calls” for something to be banned.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Worse weather for Florida on the way with the back end of an East coast low drawing polar air further South this week.

    Global warming will be back in time for the weekend sez Nine News just now.
    Horrid heat for the Test.

  116. thefrollickingmole

    Game changer??

    Nothing will gather interest in a peace process like the sudden drying up of OPM to hoover.

    Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians to force peace talks
    President says US gets ‘no appreciation or respect’ from Palestinian Authority after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    The president’s comments came after the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said during a media conference the US would cut funds to UNRWA, the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, unless the Palestinian Authority went back to the negotiating table.

    In what appeared to be an angry and defensive acknowledgement that his quest for the “ultimate deal” of Middle East peace has foundered following his controversial recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump lashed out at the Palestinian leadership.

    In a pair of tweets he said the US paid “the Palestinians HUNDRED [sic] OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue … peace treaty with Israel.”

    He added: “We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

    Of course its signs of “failure” & “Chaos” for the lefties, as opposed to the magnificent progress of the last 40+ years of appeasement.

  117. jupes

    The naughty scamps at the SMH ommitted the fact that the ‘terrorist’ was a white Muslim who shouted ‘Allen’s snack bar’ at police when threatening them.

    And yet somehow it took another six months for the bozos to figure out that it was terrorism.

    I suspect they spent all that time trying to find a psych who would diagnose a ‘mental disease’ or some other bullshit excuse for his actions. After six months they had to admit the bleeding obvious.

    Traitors.

  118. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I saw a “ban it” call today that even surprised me.

    They want to ban asking people how much they currently earn at job interviews.

  119. Tel

    This is a modern fill the blank exercise by the fake news media.

    Without Twitter they would have to go back to copying from press releases.

  120. Herodotus

    Diversity is where formerly functional democracies go to die.
    Mark Steyn.

    Where he also covers the bad news that social media will, arm in arm with the constabulary, have you silenced and maybe arrested for daring to express an opinion about multiculturalism.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    no erruptions please Mount Vesuvius.

    Vesuvius is fine, the one under Naples is the worrying one. 😀

    Campi Flegrei

    Campi Flegrei is a large 13-km-wide caldera on the outskirts of Naples that contains numerous phreatic tuff rings and pyroclastic cones. The caldera margins are poorly defined, and on the south lie beneath the Gulf of Pozzuoli. Episodes of dramatic uplift and subsidence within the dominantly trachytic caldera have occurred since Roman times.

    Typical Italians: let’s build a huge city right on top of one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe!

  122. Nick

    Nota,see if you can try a bottle of this, not expensive:

    Lacryma Christi, (also Lachryma Christi of Vesuvius, literally “tears of Christ”), is the name of a celebrated Neapolitan type of wine produced on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius i

  123. Siltstone

    MCA supports Australian Government’s in-principle support for access to international carbon units – reflecting global nature of climate change while also allowing Australia to meet Paris commitments at lowest cost.
    This whole carbon credit lurk is a big game. As Bruce of Newcastle has pointed out previously, overseas carbon credits can be had for 0.17 Euro. In Australia, one would pay much much more. Who cares whether the carbon credits scheme is dodgy or not since it makes no difference to the climate anyway. Just pay the least possible and keep pumping out CO2. In fact it is the greenies who are hoist on their own petard, as they thought carbon credits would be worth 40 or 50 Euro anf that would bankrupt companies. Nevertheless, I certainly agree that BHP board and senior management are a bunch of sanctimonious arse-wipes.

  124. Baldrick

    I saw a “ban it” call today that even surprised me.
    They want to ban asking people how much they currently earn at job interviews.

    FMD. Job interviews are supposed to be safe spaces now in case somebody gets offended.

  125. Herodotus

    Into the pressure cooker for a few minutes …
    That takes me back, but not to a culinary world of note.
    Gyozas are nice if fried to a light brown for a while then simmered in a mix of water and an asian sauce of your choosing, while various other veg goodies steam on top of them.

  126. Nick

    The modern world:

    Banarama singer Siobhan Fahey, 59, accuses ex-producers Stock Aitken Waterman of sexism after one told her co-star: ‘I can see your t**s wobble!’

  127. Typical Italians: let’s build a huge city right on top of one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe!

    City-wide central heating?

  128. calli

    That museum is really something, nota. Marvellous tiny mosaics and other good stuff dug up at Pompeii. I believe there’s a special gallery in there with some of the naughty stuff not considered suitable for general exhibition.

    No doubt your sons will find it. 😊

  129. Gab

    Good stuff, Notafan. Next report, please include details of the wonderful food that has been consumed 🙂

  130. Baldrick

    Trump threatens to cut US aid to Palestinians to force peace talks
    President says US gets ‘no appreciation or respect’ from Palestinian Authority after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    And in the meantime what is our prime minister tinkering with?
    Changing government letterheads and stationary by removing the Crown.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals </strong

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    City-wide central heating?

    MV – A very big hypocaust, and if the heating is turned up a little too much it is a holocaust.

  132. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just watched the dreadful cold conditions in the USA .seems the climateers won’t give any of their global warming to help fellow citizens, its out of spite for Trump ,rotten anti social misers.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IMMIGRATION
    Peter Dutton threatens to deport African gang members
    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he will consider deporting African gang members if they are on temporary visas. Picture: AAP

    The Australian
    6:42PM January 3, 2018

    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    Melbourne

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said Victorian residents are too frightened to leave their homes to go out for dinner, as the state grapples with an African street gang problem.

    Mr Dutton said the Victorian Government had been caught “flat-footed” by an outbreak of gang violence over December, and that residents have lost their sense of public safety.

    “People don’t see this in NSW, in Queensland, but the reality is people are scared to go out at restaurants of a night time because they’re followed home by these gangs, home invasions, and cars are stolen,” Mr Dutton told Sydney radio station 2GB on Wednesday.

    He attacked Premier Daniel Andrews for “going soft” on gang violence and youth offending, and also lambasted the judiciary for handing out soft sentences for harsh crimes.

    “I’ve said for a long time we need to respect the judiciary, but in the end the magistrates at a state level are appointed by the state premiers,” Mr Dutton said.

    “And if they’re employing civil libertarians and people who won’t put in place proper deterrents — well, you can expect the sort of outcomes we’ve seen in Victoria.”

    Dutton also insisted the police have a greater role to play.

    “The police are given direction from the Premier and the state government down there which is really a ‘go soft’ message, it’s unacceptable,” Mr Dutton said.

    The comments come as federal MPs pressure the Victorian Government to clamp down on crime allegedly perpetrated by teenagers and young adults from migrant and refugee communities in the city’s fringe suburbs.

    From the Oz.

  134. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Peter Dutton threatens to deport African gang members

    He also “threatens” to get a mohawk.

    This chinless wonder is responsible for this rabble. Do your your job, you slack jawed weasel.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This chinless wonder is responsible for this rabble. Do your your job, you slack jawed weasel.

    I was under the impression that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal saw themselves as Social Justice Warriors, and had a bad habit of overturning deportation orders?

  136. Rae

    Typical Italians: let’s build a huge city right on top of one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe!

    City-wide central heating?

    The Icelandics have already done it in Reykjavik.

  137. John Constantine

    Aussie autist Tim Fischer was in the media today quoted as saying turnfailure and Bishop were doing an excellent job coping with the Trumpnado not sending an ambassador to Australia.

    Still offended by the deal turnbullites struck with Obama.

    What nobody points out is that the deal was a smart arse act of treachery, Hussein Obama had lost his job and was just pissing in the rainwater tank to sour things for his replacement.

    Turnbull deliberately insulting Trump by enabling the ambush was:

    What a brilliant idea Julie Bishop.

  138. BrettW

    The #MeToo campaign must have reached rock bottom if that is the worst the Bananarama girl can come up with. We will soon be getting to the complaints that males did not express their appreciation for their good looks.

  139. Geriatric Mayfly

    Anyone ever had any luck with those bloody solar path lights, or bollards of the night. I have tried many and they all seem to cark it within a short space of time. Even the ones, for which I have paid that bit extra are not particularly robust or long lived. These were purchased in defiance of the serried ranks of solar rubbish which crowd the shelves. Do I need to escalate or forget the whole exercise?

  140. Gab

    Peter Dutton threatens to deport African gang members

    We don’t believe you, the traumatised public in Melbourne don’t believe you and the African gangs don’t believe you.

    All piss and wind.

  141. cohenite

    Vomitous: their abc allows a Sudanese leader to invite turdball to help Sudanese youth who should not be blamed:

    https://www.facebook.com/breakfastnews/videos/10155426622173983/

  142. Tel

    Hmph! No mention of woman’s rights …

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-03/who-the-iran-protesters-are-and-why-they-are-angry/9301316

    Which is weird when you think that they mention it on every OTHER article but decide to leave it out just on this one. Can’t explain it.

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We have a fabulous apartment in Naples; a fifth floor loft full of beautiful things with stunning views of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento and Capri. I could not have imagined it.

    Mmm. The Airbnb option sounds quite attractive, Notafan, especially when with family. I will try to get Hairy interested in it for our trip in the second half of next year. Your description of the entry was very intriguing. Enjoy, and tell us more as you go.

  144. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    STATE POLITICS
    Jailed African street gang thugs waiting to be deported

    The Australian
    12:00AM January 3, 2018
    Save

    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    Melbourne

    Seven thugs linked to violent African street gangs terrorising Victoria have had their visas cancelled and are awaiting deportation, as part of a state and federal government attempt to bust ethnic gang crime in Melbourne.

    Home Affairs officials told The Australian they had deported an African gang member to New Zealand, and were preparing to deport another six men referred to the department by Victoria Police for crimes and involvement in African street gangs.

    Six of the seven men have tried to appeal against their visa cancellations. Two are in immigration detention and the remaining four are in jail waiting to hear the outcome of their appeals.

    Victoria Police yesterday conceded the state was battling an ­African street gang problem, after more than two years of refusing to label it a gang issue.

    The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    From the Oz.

  145. egg_

    NSW Police Force’s Fixated Persons Investigations Unit (FPIU).

    Code for NSW Fvck-up Police Investigations Unit (FPIU).

  146. calli

    Try a 12v system plugged into a timed outdoor pp, Mayfly.

  147. Rae

    My friends on Twitter tell me there are some very unsavoury people there who say lots of nasty things to and about other people. Then they block those people before they can reply to the nastiness. My friends say the unsavoury characters are cowards who leave parting comments like:

    One last question before I block you.
    Do you live in a house full of cats?

  148. Nick

    Modern Australia:

    Three Yarra Trams employees have been stood down pending an investigation, following complaints about a strip show hosted at the Brunswick tram depot Christmas party.

    The Andrews Government has weighed into allegations about the lewd performance at the party, which was run by the depot’s employee-run social club.

    Lol. Anyone complaining about a male stripper in Brunswick, would be branded as homophobic and sacked. Fact.

  149. Stackja:

    Rin Rin Tin chewed on the villains until the cavalry arrived.

    This is the tin
    That Rin Tin Tin
    Shit in.

    Sorry.
    Bin at tha pub lining up property owners who have a feral dog problem.

  150. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hmph! No mention of woman’s rights …

    Have the Iranian ladies, many of whom are stunners, been declared ‘non-women’ already? Happens to any female of who has invited the disapproval of the wimminses especially the Lezzo cult. The ABC has its share.

  151. Nick

    My friends on Twitter

    Hahhaahhahahaha stop, please, hahhhhahahhahha.

  152. Roger

    The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    Is the Police Commissioner is on holiday as well?

  153. Nick

    has boiled over

    A bunny boiler ?

  154. Roger

    This chinless wonder is responsible for this rabble.

    Actually, that would be Amanda Vanstone, who originally let them in.

    Remember? The same government that disarmed the general populace.

  155. Dr Beau Gan:

    I’ve known one mathematician who was homosexual. And another who was insane and murdered his wife. And a student of mathematics who fell in with a loony cult. But I don’t think any of them were porn stars.

    Of course, if they had been I probably wouldn’t know anyway.

    If you give me a description, perhaps I can recall the memory – and negatives – of the young chap we filmed explaining at great length something about a squaw on a buffalo rug…

  156. Neil

    The same government that disarmed the general populace.

    Why do U keep saying that? My understanding is that U can get a gun if U want one. U just cannot get a AK47 to please your sexual needs

  157. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2599996, posted on January 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    My friends on Twitter tell me …

    Mmmyes
    @libby_zee
    @grigory_m
    Fuck off cockhead.

  158. Zatara

    Home Affairs officials told The Australian they had deported an African gang member to New Zealand….

    What part of New Zealand did the African gang member hail from?

  159. Mater

    My understanding is that U can get a gun if U want one

    Not exactly, Neil. You must prove that you have a genuine reason to own one…a genuine reason that THEY approve of.

  160. Roger

    Why do U keep saying that? My understanding is that U can get a gun if U want one. U just cannot get a AK47 to please your sexual needs

    Who on earth needs an AK47?

    I’d settle for being able to legally own and keep a handgun for protection of family and self, especially if I were living in Melbourne.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    So Durton can deport Shane Martin who has never been convicted of a crime, but not violent machete wielding thugs who have been convicted of multiple crimes.

    Dutton is a liar.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    Why do U keep saying that? My understanding is that U can get a gun if U want one. U just cannot get a AK47 to please your sexual needs

    Neil do you keep your testicles in a jar at Menzies House?

  163. egg_

    My friends on Twitter

    Hahhaahhahahaha stop, please, hahhhhahahhahha.

    Couldn’t see the screen for tears of laughter.

  164. Bruce of Newcastle

    What part of New Zealand did the African gang member hail from?

    The place where the Pakistanis from Manus Island will be living, of course.

  165. of the young chap we filmed explaining at great length something about a squaw on a buffalo rug…

    The Pocahontas Theorem.
    The squaw on the hippopotamus equals the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.
    I remember it well.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    My friends on Twitter

    An inflatable doll with a twitter account. The future is here.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2599993, posted on January 3, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    STATE POLITICS
    Jailed African street gang thugs waiting to be deported

    ZK2A … that is fucking bullshit.
    Pretty much every time the issue of JB violence arises you can bet a story like this will be planted by the SJWs and our political betters.
    Note the key words.
    It is never past tense “has been deported”.
    It is always “planned to” or “moves are afoot” or “action pending to deport”.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    It is never past tense “has been deported”.
    It is always “planned to” or “moves are afoot” or “action pending to deport”.

    Exactly.

    Dutton is a bullshit artist who is flooding this country with 300,000 third worlders every year.

  169. Makka

    My friends on Twitter

    The ones you lock up in the basement?

  170. Anthony

    Roger
    #2600002, posted on January 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm
    The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    Is the Police Commissioner is on holiday as well?

    No, no, no. The police commissioner is ill – he’s suffering from Pellitis.

  171. The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    Victoria has a “top three” leaders?
    Who knew?

  172. testpattern

    Catholic convert becomes leading Hizbut Tahrir preacher.

    ‘that makes Felix Siauw one of the most interesting figures in Indonesia’s new popular Islam. In other words, his preaching is fun yet hard line, colourful yet conservative, interactive yet dogmatic.’

    hmmm sounds like Catallaxy

    http://www.newmandala.org/piety-politics-popularity-felix-siauw/

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Roger
    #2600002, posted on January 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm
    The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    Is the Police Commissioner is on holiday as well?

    Fatty is on cholesterol leave.
    As for the other two … does it fucking matter if they are asleep at the wheel or asleep in the back seat.

  174. JC

    Rae
    #2599996, posted on January 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    My friends on Twitter tell me there are some very unsavoury people there who say lots of nasty things to and about other people. Then they block those people before they can reply to the nastiness. My friends say the unsavoury characters are cowards who leave parting comments like:

    One last question before I block you.
    Do you live in a house full of cats?

    Gargoley… You don’t have friends. You have targets and victims who are now lampshades and their remains are buried in your basement.

  175. Fred Lenin:

    Just watched the dreadful cold conditions in the USA .seems the climateers won’t give any of their global warming to help fellow citizens, its out of spite for Trump ,rotten anti social misers.

    Fred!
    Your post is nearly intelligible!
    RUOK?

  176. Vomitous: their abc allows a Sudanese leader…

    On the other hand, 2GB interviewed a Sudanese youth worker this morning who was exactly the opposite.
    He works in rehabilitating Sudanese who have gone off the rails and knows the scene well. He has been attacked with a machete for his troubles.

    His solution? Call youth gangs “youth gangs”. Chase down and arrest the perpetrators. Punish them for illegal activity. Judiciary to get tough. Police and Government should stop lying about the nature and extent of the violence.

    I like the lad. I wish him all the best as he strives for an AFL professional contract in this his 9th year of playing the game.

  177. JC

    Makka
    #2600021, posted on January 3, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    My friends on Twitter

    The ones you lock up in the basement?

    We saw it when it came out. We walked home from the theatre in very cold temp that evening. Wifey was totally spooked.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    I must have missed it.

    I refer, of course, to the long-awaited Testes’ Racist (or Realist) Awards 2017.

    Bugger. I was hoping for a podium so I could start my own hashtag.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    Should have known better.

    Speak his name, and he appears.

  180. Rae

    JC, my friends on Twitter couldn’t find you to verify that you had actually sent comments to someone. They said there are lots of people who think they are JC and use the initials as part of their Twitter ID.

    Motelier was very helpful about it.

  181. Geriatric Mayfly

    For those interested, just released on Kindle and in hard cover, 100 Years of Letters to the London Times. There is no duty more pressing for either country Vicar or Prime Minister, than penning a letter to The Times, when the need to vent arises. Others feel an overwhelming desire to reveal their eccentricities to the public.

  182. Nick

    KD, Pest Tattern is waiting for the Government to do it for him.

  183. Mater

    The long-running issue has boiled over in the past week, while Victoria’s top three leaders are on holiday.

    This seems to be an SOP in Victoria. The Blue Beanbag went MIA on Black Saturday, didn’t she?

  184. Have the Iranian ladies, many of whom are stunners, been declared ‘non-women’ already? Happens to any female of who has invited the disapproval of the wimminses especially the Lezzo cult. The ABC has its share.

    I have difficulty believing that a 16yo who has had 4 children could be called a ‘stunner’.
    Reality check in aisle 7, please.

  185. How come my name has changed from Winston Smith to Winston Smithed!
    ?

  186. Tintarella di Luna

    This chinless wonder is responsible for this rabble. Do your your job, you slack jawed weasel.

    No, Peter Dutton is not responsible — Daniel Andrews and his craven government are responsible totally – they have NOT enforced the law – they have remained in their ivory towers, Andrews, that fathead Ashton and that wimpish paluka Martin Pakula – the lot of them – they have lied to the people of Melbourne, they have endangered their citizens and they refuse to undertake the basic responsibilities of government – to keep the citizens safe, to maintain law and order and to ensure justice is dispensed.

    Perhaps it’s time for the invisible but unmissable Minister for Defence to call in the Army because Victoria is a rogue state. Just a thought

  187. testpattern

    There are large South Sudanese diaspora communities in Germany, Brit, the US and France, as well as Australia. While youth gang crime isn’t entirely absent, particularly in the US, Melbourne seems to be an outlier. It may be comparable with the situation in Nebraska which has an emerging gang problem, or may due to factors entirely unique to Melbourne.

    A View of Sudanese Refugee Resettlement Through Nebraska’s Print Media

    ‘..inaccurate information has been printed, and this contributes to less favorable feelings toward Sudan’s refugees and to immigrant populations as a whole. Educating the host community about a refugee population limits resentment and prejudice about why this population has come to the US and why they deserve assistance. Although theories of stereotyping allow us to predict that the media will not accurately
    portray refugees from Sudan in news articles, it is the media’s responsibility to ensure accuracy and truth.’

    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1716&context=greatplainsresearch

  188. John Constantine

    You can own a gun in yarragrad.

    You just have to lock it away in Fort Knox.

    Three hundred buck fine for an empty shotgun shell rolling around the ute tray.

    Never to be used for self defence as self defence is a thoughtcrime in yarragrad.

    We have imported so many apex predators and Faithful Cousins that we must disarm the proles incase the guns force the imports to become crims to steal them.

    We cannot allow guns to be used against home invaders, as our imported home invaders are our strength.

  189. testpattern

    ‘so I could start my own hashtag’

    You still can fucknuckle. #I knowNothingAboutDarwin

    You could begin with your no RAAF alert in response to Russians in Biak lie.

  190. Roger

    Andrews, that fathead Ashton and that wimpish paluka Martin Pakula – the lot of them – they have lied to the people of Melbourne, they have endangered their citizens and they refuse to undertake the basic responsibilities of government – to keep the citizens safe, to maintain law and order and to ensure justice is dispensed.

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

  191. MV;

    The Pocahontas Theorem.
    The squaw on the hippopotamus equals the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.
    I remember it well.

    I’m still digitising the negatives, MV.
    But there are some Grannies out there who are really hoping they haven’t aged well!

  192. Bruce of Newcastle

    There are large South Sudanese diaspora communities in Germany, Brit, the US and France, as well as Australia. While youth gang crime isn’t entirely absent, particularly in the US, Melbourne seems to be an outlier.

    So Melbourne is run by a more incompetent lefty government than Germany, Britain and France?
    Wear it with pride comrades.

  193. nemkat

    So Durton can deport Shane Martin who has never been convicted of a crime, but not violent machete wielding thugs who have been convicted of multiple crimes.
    Shane Martin has been convicted of violent crimes and spent time in a slot for it.
    Way past time he was deported.

  194. Rossini

    Baldrick
    #2599978, posted on January 3, 2018, at 6:57 pm
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    +1000

  195. Nick

    Lezzos kissing on a flight gawked at. Here is Fairfax’s burden of proof as to the story’s merit:

    They turned to social media to air their complaints on the lack of intervention by the air crew.

    The Facebook post had been shared many times and has gained a number of supportive comments for the couple

  196. Rossini

    Roger
    #2600043, posted on January 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm
    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    S.F.L.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    I’m struggling with that, as well.

  198. Tintarella di Luna

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    It puzzles this non-Victorian too, Perhaps Daniel Andrews has done will in polls because he’s been taking lessons from this person down at Brighton Beach

  199. John Constantine

    Seriously, storm shutters, proof against a machete wielding thug will be the new normal in yarragrad.

    Screen doors proof against sledgehammer assault.

    We slowly descend into clinging obsolete fortresses, hoping the prowling predator passes us by in the night.

    Then they toss firebombs at the tightly locked up houses.

  200. Mater

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    No visible opposition.
    Perhaps I’m looking under the wrong rocks, but I haven’t heard or seen anything substantial from them for months.
    With Flinders St, the union dispute on the docks and the gang issue, they should be making real hay. But sadly…

  201. cohenite

    The same government that disarmed the general populace.

    Why do U keep saying that? My understanding is that U can get a gun if U want one. U just cannot get a AK47 to please your sexual needs

    It’s a rigmarole to get a gun; and maintaining it safely according to the regs is onerous. Or are you talking about illegal guns? And what the fuck is the U about.

  202. Gab

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    Majority of Victorians are low IQ socialist scum.

  203. nemkat

    According to wiki, the population of Victoria has risen 12% since Sep. 2012.
    NSW and QLD 7%.
    ALP Governments there forever, by the looks.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    I reckon I’ve got Darwin and a few other areas covered, Testinator. Thanks, though.

    I’d forgotten every single evidence-based remark, if not fitting in with your tax thieving narrative suddenly becomes a lie.

    I wonder how young Voller’s going on his quest for justice? Feel free to weave Indonesia, Timor and the US into it. Oh, and some WW2 crackpot conspiracies, please.

  205. Atoms for Peace

    You can also store pool chemicals by the front door if you wish. I like to keep hydrochloric acid locked up and safe from miscreants.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For Cats with an interest in history, David Starkey’s programme “The Churchill’s” – Winston Churchill, and his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, makes interesting watching, indeed.

  207. Geriatric Mayfly

    Terrorists might be gaining the upper hand on the wrath of the Lord. Guess the same applies to Oz, on a smaller scale. However, we did have some numpty (name forgotten) who said the chance of being killed by lightening was far more likely than being dispatched by a terrorist.

    Lightning killed fewer Americans last year than any year on record, marking a steady downward trend that experts attribute to more awareness, better lightning-proof construction and fewer people working in farms and fields. Lightning killed 16 people in 2017, the fewest deaths since accurate records began in 1940, the National Weather Service said. This broke the previous record low of 23, set in 2013, weather service meteorologist John Jensenius said. The number of people killed by lightning in recent years a far cry from annual lightning deaths decades ago: In the 1940s, for instance, hundreds of people were killed each year by lightning. In 1943 alone, 432 people died. Drudge

  208. testpattern

    ‘I reckon I’ve got Darwin and a few other areas covered’

    Liar.

  209. C.L.

    The new year begins with more winning:

    The Guardian: North Korea reopens hotline with South hours after Trump button boast.

    Hours after Donald Trump again baited the North Korean leader on Twitter – this time with a boast about the size and efficacy of his nuclear button – Pyongyang said it would resume communications at the truce village of Panmunjom at 6.30am GMT on Wednesday.

    Funny how the advent of a strong US President is accompanied by the extermination of ISIS, the destabilisation of the Iranian terror regime and now a break toward quasi-sanity on the Peninsula.

  210. Infidel Tiger

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    Victoria has been Duttoned. 300,000 a year, every year. But he stopped the boats!

  211. zyconoclast

    Typical Italians: let’s build a huge city right on top of one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe!

    City-wide central heating?

    Giant, heated Jacuzzi?

  212. W Hogg

    JC, we’ve had over a week of sub-zero temps now and the temps in the interior have been severe. Montreal is currently -18C and here it’s -7C. It warms up tomorrow. We will reach -1C but we are going to hit -13C on the weekend. Good times.

    Bitches, please. It was -13C in northern China and I walked around all day in a T shirt in perfect comfort. The only time I was cold was at night when I stripped back to the T shirt for pics and it was -25C.

  213. candy

    It’s a shame about Ted Baillieu. He was travelling quite well around 50/50 when the SFLs took it into their heads to get rid of him.

    Perhaps if they had persisted Dan Andrews might not have got a look in. If Victoria is a leftish type of place, Ted B. probably suited them at any rate?

  214. calli

    However, we did have some numpty (name forgotten) who said the chance of being killed by lightening was far more likely than being dispatched by a terrorist.

    Dutton. Sunrise. Day after the Melbourne non terror car accident.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    Don’t take too much notice of that. It is a small statewide poll. Truth is, the JB action is focussed in traditional ALP seats and their internal polling tells them they are fucked.
    Having said that, the Liberals need to grow a fucking spine. They always have one eye on whether their invite to the Law Council Dinner Dance will be withdrawn.
    Suggestions…
    General scene setters …
    (1) At every opportunity describe this as “mayhem”, “riots” and “murderous gangs”. And repeat EVERY time where they came from (Africa);
    (2) Nail it to Hunchback Dan and Plod at every opportunity. Forget the softcock line about “not politicizing the police”. Remind everyone that the last three Commissioners have lied about JB crime stats and they were all political flunkies;
    (3) Distinguish between “inner city greenies” and “hard working victims of African crims”.

    Specific policies …
    (1) Mandatory sentences for car jackings, home invasions (10 years). Smash up raids on retail stores will have a specific category of armed robbery (15 years).
    (2) No bail for any violent crime committed in company carrying a sentence of two years or more.
    (3) A spill of the top three levels of Vicpol, Dept of Justice, Dept of Corrections and the DPP. Selection criteria for replacements to be a total commitment to catching and jailing crooks.
    (4) Competency tests on all judiciary aged over 60 and/or having ten years service. Judiciary to be forced to make out a case before public hearings to demonstrate how their criminal sentencing has protected and preserved the public interest.

  216. calli

    SLFs and SFLs. Nothing much to distinguish between them.

    All bugs look alike.

  217. cohenite

    Leigh Lowe

    #2600070, posted on January 3, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Very good. But I can’t think of one Australian politician with either the balls or sense to consider it.

  218. Leigh Lowe

    It’s a shame about Ted Baillieu. He was travelling quite well around 50/50 when the SFLs took it into their heads to get rid of him.

    Bullshit.
    Low energy Ted spent the first two years worrying about redecorating the Arts Centre.
    He could have had the East-West link half built if he had any balls.
    Nice face… shame about the IQ and drive.

  219. Makka

    He was travelling quite well around 50/50 when the SFLs took it into their heads to get rid of him.

    Language candy, please.

    The Libs in Vic are too busy divvying up the spoils of raids on the party treasury.

  220. Get yourself over to 7mate to watch an Aussie David (De Minaur) taking it right up to the Canadian Goliath (Raonic).
    The 18 year old kid is great and may win.

  221. nemkat

    What you are saying, Leigh, is that to combat problems with Africans, we need to adopt African Policing and Judicial methods.
    Dan Andrews might look dopey, but he’d love to run an Election against a Liberal Policy like that.

  222. Mark A

    candy
    #2600068, posted on January 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    It’s a shame about Ted Baillieu. He was travelling quite well around 50/50 when the SFLs took it into their heads to get rid of him.

    I take it you are not from Victoria?
    If you were you couldn’t make a comment like you just did.

    Please don’t comment on matters you know nothing about.

  223. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh Lowe

    #2600070, posted on January 3, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Very good. But I can’t think of one Australian politician with either the balls or sense to consider it.

    Dumb xunts.
    In terms of mandatory sentencing if you suggested ten years for home invasions and car jackings the reaction from most people would be … “What? Don’t we already have sentences like that?”

  224. Viva

    Do the big massive lakes freeze over?

    Not quite. But they do accumulate a lot of ice.

    Presque Isle arrived Duluth 12/31/2017 – YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gOXjFEyXDto

  225. Infidel Tiger

    Shut up Nemkat. And learn to use blockquote.

  226. candy

    Please don’t comment on matters you know nothing about.

    Okay, I see your point, Mark. I’m a Queenslander. Just I would s ay Ted B. struck me as a kind hearted fellow. Perhaps not much drive, I guess.
    Dan Andrews is a bully, is my impression. am I allowed to say that ? lol.

  227. Mater

    What you are saying, Leigh, is that to combat problems with Africans, we need to adopt African Policing and Judicial methods.

    No he isn’t and no they’re not.

  228. Bruce of Newcastle

    North Korea reopens hotline with South hours after Trump button boast.

    Fortune cookie say hotline open means someone has a warm bum.

    Chinese Military Rushed To North Korean Border In “Preparation For War”: Report (2 Jan)

    A Chinese province along the border with North Korea is seeing an influx of Chinese tanks, soldiers, and military trucks, according to the DailyNK and the Daily Star.

    According to the same report, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces have been building up military assets in the cover of the night around the Tumen River in Yanji city, Jilin province, which borders North Korea.

    Chinese authorities have reportedly told local residents near the Northern Korean border: “Trump to hit North Korea in the New Year, we are preparing for war on the peninsula.”

    And according to the Daily Star: Chinese military officials have recently conducted the so-called “war ceremony” – urging their troops to be ready to fight.

    Oddly the place where these PLA troops have been spotted is just over the border from where Mr Un likes to pop off his nuclear firecrackers. Seeing that the mountain is falling to bits with the threat of a radiation leak maybe the war preparations aren’t entirely aimed at the dastardly Americans.

  229. Rossini:

    What puzzles this non-Victorian is that despite all this Andrews has managed to claw the ALP back to 50-50 TPP in the last six months.

    I’m going to save this as a cut and paste so I don’t have to repeat it so bloody often:

    #2153940, posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:05 am
    This is a useful quote or misquote.
    Regardless the sentiments are appropriate.
    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

    Thanks, Zyconoclast…

  230. Tintarella di Luna

    In terms of mandatory sentencing if you suggested ten years for home invasions and car jackings the reaction from most people would be … “What? Don’t we already have sentences like that?”

    Spot on Leigh Lowe magnifiCat – everyone is surprised at the leniency when they find out how absolutely lenient the sentencing is — one Adrian Bailey’s lenient sentences got coverage ONLY because it was an ABC employee what got raped and murdered — otherwise nada, niente, nyet, people raped and murdered who aren’t ABC employees don’t matter.

  231. Arky

    It’s a shame about Ted Baillieu.

    ..
    I had forgotten Ted Baillieu even ever existed.
    In fact, he made such little impression you’re going to have to provide evidence he did.

  232. Rae

    I take it you are not from Victoria?
    If you were you couldn’t make a comment like you just did.

    Please don’t comment on matters you know nothing about.

    You didn’t say the same to Tintarella di Luna.

  233. Leigh is right. A harsh approach to stamping out gang violence is achievable and the voters know that.

    Slightly off topic but I’ve seen two examples of the courage and decency of ordinary Australians today that support my theory that voters want quick, decisive action to stamp out refugee criminality.

    1) The 4 men who tried to rescue those poor souls who died in the float plane crash on the Hawkesbury.
    2) The two men who stopped the car rampage by the 15 year old boy on Grand Final day.

    In both examples the men acted immediately and instinctively to protect people they didn’t know. They were brave, unassuming and quick thinking.

    Lots of Australians are like that and will vote for politicians who promise to implement policies which will protect other Australians.
    The gangs must be reigned in and tapping into the innate sense of decency of voters is the way to do it.

  234. nemkat

    It’s a fair question.
    Ted Baillieu had the goods, and the next bloke didn’t. So why boot Big Ted?

  235. candy

    In fact, he made such little impression you’re going to have to provide evidence he did.

    And Denis Napthine made a brilliant impression, didn’t he. So fantastic he was.

  236. Mark A

    candy
    #2600084, posted on January 3, 2018 at 9:28 pm
    Okay, I see your point, Mark. I’m a Queenslander. Just I would s ay Ted B. struck me as a kind hearted fellow. Perhaps not much drive, I guess.
    Dan Andrews is a bully, is my impression.
    am I allowed to say that ? lol.

    Not my blog, you can say whatever you want as far as I’m concerned.
    I only meant as an advice.

    As to being “kind”, you keep coming out with this sort of remark about a lot of people regularly.

    I couldn’t care less if a politician were a right royal bastard but did his best to look after the voters as his/her duty is.

  237. Infidel Tiger

    The candybot is slipping character.

  238. Shy Ted

    Banarama singer Siobhan Fahey, 59, accuses ex-producers Stock Aitken Waterman of sexism after one told her co-star: ‘I can see your t**s wobble!’
    Oh, they were singers were they?

  239. Rae

    Napthines supporters had the knives out for Baillieu long before they forced him out.

    Disclaimer: I am from NSW.

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