Wednesday Forum: January 10, 2018

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Guard smuggled gold out in undies
    Shannon Hampton | PerthNow
    January 12, 2018 3:52PM

    A PERTH Mint security guard who stole a gold bar worth more than $50,000 by smuggling it out of the building in his underwear has been jailed for 15 months.

    Matthew Alexander Roussety, 27, took the 1kg, 99.99 per cent pure gold bar from the Perth Mint Refinery’s “panic room” during a patrol of the area in December 2016.

    Roussety was checked with a metal detector wand but when it alarmed over his crotch, he told the operator it was because of his metal zipper.

    In March, Roussety took the gold bar, which was destined to be cut up and melted down because it was the incorrect weight, to Cash and Gold Exchange where he sold it for $44,500.

    Roussety then used some of the money to pay $20,000 to his car loan, $3000 to a credit card debt and $5000 on “other accessories”.

    The Ballajura man was caught when the second-hand gold dealership attempted to sell it back to the Perth Mint.

    He was sentenced in the District Court after pleading guilty to stealing as a servant and gaining a benefit by fraud.

    Defence lawyer Gavin MacLean said Roussety’s crime was not well thought-out, but rather a “crazy, stupid idea”.

    “This offending was illogical, unplanned and almost destined to be discovered,” he said.

    There really are those who shouldn’t take to crime…

  2. MsDolittle

    There is a move to ban the wearing of those knitted, pink, pussy hats at fem protests in the US because it’s wacist or sumpin. I love it when the left eat themselves.
    Apart from the absurdity of the claim that vaginas are not necessarily a sexual attribute of women, the notion that different races have differently-pigmented vaginas demonstrates an appalling level of anatomical ignorance. Vaginas are, in fact, universally pink, regardless of race (as they are internal sexual organs, uncovered by epidermis); _vulvas_, on the other hand, being external sexual organs, covered by epidermis, vary in pigmentation according to the race of the woman. I suspect that the racially “woke” women marchers who challenged the Code Pink tag have the two organs confused. Gotta love the intellectual acuity of Progressives.
    Thwack.

  3. Pedro the Ignorant

    Zulu, you would be well aware of the humbugging that goes on whenever an aborigine gets a well paying job.

    It depresses me no end to see fit, healthy young men loafing around towns, usually drug or drink riddled, when there are good jobs available on farms, stations, mine sites or shire councils, but the humbugging kills any incentive to work and better themselves.

    I have no solutions.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Roussety then used some of the money to pay $20,000 to his car loan, $3000 to a credit card debt and $5000 on “other accessories”.

    Very sensible decisions with the proceeds. He has a better moral compass than our nation’s treasurers and finance departments.

  5. Oh come on

    He has a better moral compass than our nation’s treasurers and finance departments.

    Haha true

  6. EvilElvis

    If it doesn’t come with an ASNZQ accredited sock rating I’d say Stimp may need to double sheet the wagon.

    I will graciously decline from the auction.

  7. Pedro the Ignorant

    Disappointed, Elvis.

    Plexiglass windows will be much sought after when the Caliphate takes over.

  8. Tel

    He has a better moral compass than our nation’s treasurers and finance departments.

    Ooooohhhh! Jumping the high bar.

  9. overburdened

    Re the thief who stole the gold. Now is a good time to talk about aspects of sharia law. I promise it will only hurt for a bit, but make wiping your arse hard if the preferred hand is chosen.

  10. Stimpson J. Cat

    Surplus plexiglass is about 900x900x.05mm

    Can it stop a bullet, a dildo, and a kicked over rubbish bin?
    Is it strong enough to repel the angry look of a fat tattooed lesbian?
    Can it repel Grigs toxic personality?
    Is it tinted to shield me from Monty’s fashion sense?

  11. overburdened

    Mind you the knock on effects. the NDIS would blow out completely with so many minority group one-handers floating about…

  12. EvilElvis

    I never thought of it that way, Pedro. You are quite the salesman. I’ll raise Stimpys current concrete walled roller door shanty bid to a two storey, 4 x 3, plus 3 bay new LandCruiser carport and cross everything in whet anticipation…

  13. overburdened

    Oops my bad it’s already blown out, and the rorters are making hay

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have no solutions.

    As long as the SJW’s go on about “this wonderful culture of sharing”, neither do I.

    Oh,and don’t get me started on “what a wonderfully forgiving people they are.” It’s a culture based on the “payback” spearing.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Australia is in the best of hands:

    https://twitter.com/NorwayMFA/status/951738988276142080?s=17

    Just how bad is DFAT?

  16. overburdened

    IMO the plexiglass should be reshaped into a razor blade sharpening/ food revitalising pyramid. Think of the Planet

  17. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Re the thief who stole the gold.

    Count yourself lucky. Look what happened to the Mickleberg brothers.

  18. overburdened

    The law in WA is that you can be charged with stealing gold by finding.

  19. overburdened

    I hear that Norway is a Nungarr word meaning land of Polar bears

  20. Pedro the Ignorant
    #2608501, posted on January 12, 2018 at 11:14 pm
    Zulu, you would be well aware of the humbugging that goes on whenever an aborigine gets a well paying job.

    Several private schools in Sydney offer scholarships to aboriginal youth to help them start along the road to self sufficiency.
    The humbug you refer to is often evident in these cases, from different discipline standards than those applying to other students, to home-town aboriginals preventing the scholarship kid from retuning to school after a term break.

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I suspect that the racially “woke” women marchers who challenged the Code Pink tag have the two organs confused.

    Yep. I pointed this out earlier on in the day. Vaginas, internal organs, Vulvas, external organs.
    Old fashioned feminists used to do empirical research; they got mirrors and had a look. How stupid do you have to be anyway to confuse these two very different organs? This latest lot work on folklore or their sacred texts. It’s Aristotelian; like how many teeth in a horse’s mouth – it was beneath scholarly dignity to get a horse and count them. They also think a penis turned inside out is a vagina. God give me strength ….

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Paul Howes’ ex-wife Lucy Mannering eyes federal seat

    The Australian
    12:00AM January 12, 2018
    Andrew Clennell
    NSW Political Editor
    Sydney
    @aclennell

    The former wife of former AWU boss Paul Howes, lawyer Lucy Mannering, has declared her Labor candidacy for the federal seat of Banks, imploring local party members in a letter to support her for preselection.

    Ms Mannering will battle for preselection for the southern Sydney seat, which Liberal MP David Coleman holds by just 1.4 per cent, in a ballot expected in March.

    Her expected opponents include former Labor Bennelong candidate Jason Yat-Sen Li and two union leaders — Chris Gambian and Paul Garrett from the CFMEU and MUA respectively.

    In a letter to Labor members in the seat, Ms Mannering said: “We must win Banks in order to form a Labor government, and we have to run the best candidate possible to beat David Coleman.

    “Over the last century, four generations of my family have lived in Oatley. As a local mum, it’s where I’m raising my kids Sam, Zoe and Sybilla.

    “I joined the Labor Party when I was 16, and I’ve worked on every election since 1996.

    From the Oz. Splendor of Christ, is there no end to the Labor Lawyers looking for a Parliamentary seat?

  23. JC

    Wow.

    JPMorgan makes US$6.7billion unadjusted income for the last quarter. Incredible result.

    That’s like $75 million profit a day. What a money machine.

  24. Pedro the Ignorant

    I think stuffing a 1kg gold bar into your underpants at the Perth Mint would hardly be classified as “stealing by finding”.

    There is a story around the traps that when the Reserve Bank on St Georges Terrace held Australia’s gold reserves that a 25kg gold bar was being used a door stop for years and was only found when the gold was sold off and the vaults were emptied.

    Illegal gold prospectors (oddly, mostly Victorian pensioners) are routinely pinged stealing gold from WA mining leases in the winter months, but few are prosecuted for first offences. It is not that long ago that gold thieves mysteriously disappeared in country riddled with 100 year old mine shafts.

  25. Overburdened, I see the American visitors are threatening to never go to that restaurant again.
    Now that’s what I call an empty threat.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Happy New Thread for whenever it appears. I’m off to bed.
    I hope in the morning I will have my Caucasian eyes back; nice and round and open.
    Doc says all should be back to normal tomorrow.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I hope in the morning I will have my Caucasian eyes back; nice and round and open.
    Doc says all should be back to normal tomorrow.

    All the best, Lizzie B.

  28. So the wife of a former AWU boss steps up against two union leaders — from the CFMEU and MUA.
    What’s a non-thinking union member to do when faced with three must-haves?
    Bruvvas in arms.

  29. overburdened

    Americans, who have made an art form of gluttony and food eating competitions and generally made dining in public both a vaudeville act and a horror show, have no right to bag a sheep rooter. I claim racial imperialism. There must be a hash tag that people could get behind.
    Re the stealing by finding, it was said fossickers to whom I was referring.

  30. overburdened

    It was always a burning desire to flog the shit out of the walking pillow/ never lifted anything heavier than a full paper bag Paul Howes. Then I read about his ex. The queue gets progressively longer, so to speak.

  31. Pedro the Ignorant

    Twigged that, overburdened.

    Gold thieves are a hot button issue with me.

    Lease holders jump through all the hoops, pay their fees to .gov and work hard, often for little reward, and these bludgers roll up to a patch and help themselves and run off and gloat about how “lucky” they are.

    Entitled bloodsuckers. Penalties for stealing from a lease are a joke.

  32. overburdened

    Zigzacktly. There was a case in the last 12 months where some chancer stumbled across a big nugget by accident. Inside a working pit. Thief imo

  33. Top Ender

    feelthebern
    #2607731, posted on January 12, 2018 at 7:01 am
    Any citizen should be able to look on-line to see the stats on any judge in any court in Oz. How long they have served, who appointed them, have they run for political office, every case they have presided over, outcome, sentencing etc, leaves of absence, sanctions etc.

    Great idea.

    Who will start up the website?

  34. Mindfree

    Ok guys

    a bit of nite music to soothe the day’s bs

  35. Nick

    Mindfree, the story behind how Peg was recorded, is interesting as well.

  36. Pedro;

    It depresses me no end to see fit, healthy young men loafing around towns, usually drug or drink riddled, when there are good jobs available on farms, stations, mine sites or shire councils, but the humbugging kills any incentive to work and better themselves.

    If they can get work in a mining town that is employees only, they will get accommodation for the immediate family at bugger all rates. If the community is closed to only employees, this will take the physical presence away.
    The only issue then becomes phones etc. The family will need to give up the coms devices. Or at least stop the rels from getting their number.
    Still a lot of holes, but.
    Getting rid of the bludging rels is the major step. Few have the will.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Chris Kenny in the Oz:

    If not for the publicly funded ABC, SBS, subsidised magazines, universities and bureaucratic ­interventions, the false narratives of the virtue-signallers would be soundly defeated in the open marketplace of ideas. Instead, their nonsense dominates.
    For much of last year journalists and commentators on the ABC spoke of a “reckless” Trump increasing the risk of “thermonuclear war” because of his sabre-rattling over North Korea. Radio National this week interviewed Christopher Hill, the US diplomat who led the six-party talks and other efforts under George W. Bush and Barack Obama to end North Korea’s weapons programs. Host Hamish Macdonald and Hill joked and mocked Trump’s efforts at diplomacy. Yet it was Hill and the West who had been played for fools by North Korea, leaving the world with this nuclear-armed ­legacy, and it is Trump who has ­delivered stronger sanctions from the UN, US and China.
    With the small but welcome ­development this week of the North and South holding talks, the ABC dropped its theme of Trump as the dominant and ham-fisted player and busied itself explaining why he could not claim credit for what had transpired. One moment its narrative had Trump bringing us to the brink of war (when things looked ominous) and the next we had the bellicose diplomacy of the world’s most powerful leader being irrelevant (when there were promising signs). This deception might pass muster on Q&A but it does not pass the pub test.
    The national broadcaster quotes Al Jazeera, Buzzfeed and CNN to mock and sneer at Trump and the daily confected scandals but seems to have missed the ­import of what is happening with American taxation reforms, the global economy and other developments in international relations. If this is how jaundiced and inaccurate it can be on issues where we can all see the facts, ­imagine what it might be getting away with on education policy, healthcare issues, border protection controversies and the climate and energy debate.

    But he still goes on to suggest the Malcolm Turnbull can change and pull it all around.

    He’s dreaming. We need a real circuit breaker.

  38. Surplus plexiglass is about 900x900x.05mm

    That plexi appears to be gladwrap.

  39. Pedro the Ignorant

    Typo, Winston.

    Should be .5mm.

    Nice pickup. 🙂

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