Wednesday Forum: January 17, 2018

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  1. C.L.

    Why do they even hold such events here in January?
    Interesting:

    Tour Down Under doctor on the lookout for heat stress and cyclists who don’t sweat.

    In temperatures such as Friday’s forecast 41C, cyclists can drink up to six litres of fluids during a race of up to four hours as they work to remain hydrated.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2613652, posted on January 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

    The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on “Day Zero” – currently forecast to be April 21.

    Obviously a policy failing of P W Botha.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    And top ‘o de page to yez all.

  4. areff

    If looking for music, is there any area where Spotify is more useful than YouTube?

  5. Turnip

    “So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen.”

    Donald Trump on fighting ISIS:

    “I would bomb the shit out of ’em.”

    I’d suggest both options. WIN/WIN

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Why do they even hold such events here in January?

    ALP self-promotion over the holidays.

    Tour Down Under doctor on the lookout for heat stress and cyclists who don’t sweat.

    I am a cyclist who doesn’t sweat.
    Mind you, I don’t ever take the bike out of the shed, so that could be it.

  7. C.L.

    Far out:

    Pope Francis performs impromptu mid-air marriage ceremony for flight attendants.

    Scroll down for the impromptu marriage certificate. Not many like that around.

  8. Boambee John

    Back from a break.

    Further to my comment at 1329, in which I suggested one outcome from the dystopian plan our so-called “elites” want for Australia, there is a better outcome.

    Sticking with the caste system line, our current warrior, merchant and landowner classes (the intermediate classes in the caste system) need to act before we are all reduced to Sudra status. Vote the so-called “elites” and their fellow transnationals off the island, or otherwise neuter them. Stop importation of new voteherds. They are the establishment, dis-establish them.

    First step, vote below the line for anyone but the UNiparty in the Senate. Unless your local Reps member has a solid record of actual conservative actions (not just words), put them last on the ballot paper, Slime third last, other element of the UNiparty second last.

    If that doesn’t work, we need a fall back plan. Suggestions?

    As they say in Survivor, “The tribe has spoken, it is time for you to go”.

  9. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    zyconoclast

    #2613652, posted on January 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

    The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on “Day Zero” – currently forecast to be April 21.

    Good to see Africa throwing off the oppressive shackles of the White Man and embracing traditional culture.

    I would ban them from collecting water unless they can balance the bucket on their head for 10 miles.

  10. Pete of Perth

    Areff, I stream music from here.

  11. Pete of Perth

    No account required

  12. Zatara

    Why the fuck don’t the GOPers sitting on the committee leak the thing?

    One more thought. They are going to let the Dems on the Intel Committee hang themselves by voting to NOT release the document….. then they are going to leak it.

  13. feelthebern

    Who said Pope Francis was an attention whore?

  14. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Airbus A380 only just survived the scrap heap thanks to a new Emirates order.

    Meanwhile the Dreamliner does this:

    A new record for the fastest transatlantic flight in a subsonic aircraft has been set after a Norwegian Dreamliner rode a strong jet stream from New York to London.

    Flight DY7014 from John F Kennedy International to Gatwick completed the 5542 km journey in just five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 30 minutes off the average duration and stealing three minutes off the previous record set by British Airways in January 2015.

    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by the low-cost carrier on Monday reached a top speed of 1249 km per hour as it surfed winds of up to 325 km per hour. It left New York at 11.44am local time and arrived in London at 9.57pm GMT. Captain Harold van Dam at the controls said that the flight might have been even shorter had turbulence not slowed the aircraft.

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  15. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

    But. but………wasn’t it Perth?

    (h/t Timmmeeee)

  16. Makka

    One more thought. They are going to let the Dems on the Intel Committee hang themselves by voting to NOT release the document

    The vote should be televised prime time.

  17. areff

    Experiment: Searched Spotify for Died Pretty and got a five-song result.

    YouTube: six songs, plus quite relevant suggestions for the Triffids, Sunnyboys and others.

  18. C.L.

    I’m not going to criticise the pope for the marriage.
    All good priests will do whatever is necessary to regularise a common-law situation.
    ‘Seize the moment’ is the thinking.

  19. Anne

    I do.

    Thanks Winston, that’s you and Nick.

    Only two, but the best ones!!! 😽

  20. Farmer Gez

    South Australian Upper House passed a bill put up by the Greens to extend the moratorium on GM crops until 2025. It is expected to pass in the lower house with ease.
    Weatherdill and the troglodytes march on to oblivion.

  21. C.L.

    So the South Australians have banned electricity and now food.

  22. Farmer Gez

    Where is Testpattern?
    I haven’t had my daily dose of shame. The Diggers killing robbing Arabs in Cairo can’t be far away.

  23. Arky

    I’m not going to criticise the pope for the marriage.

    ..
    It’s not a pope Tuco, it’s a joke.

  24. Turnip;

    “So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen.”
    Donald Trump on fighting ISIS:
    “I would bomb the shit out of ’em.”

    Win/Win?
    Can we BTSOOT, then send in the Killer Klowns to boyonet the wounded?

  25. egg_

    In addition to the 6L bogan mobile appreciating in value, the UnZeders tell me compulsory Super is only 3% – another bonus!

  26. Boambee John

    Speaking of test pattern, I was scanning a copy of Wartime (AWM journal) in the newsagent, and saw an article rejecting his claim that aboriginals who went to the Boer War were not allowed back into Australia because White Australia policy. Didn’t have time to read any details.

    By the way, does else anyone think that testy might be unaware that White Australia was a Labor policy?

  27. feelthebern

    Nah, Popey marrying people mid air is a stunt.
    The Kraut has to come out of retirement.
    I propose a UFC style fight.
    Two popes entire the octagon.
    One leaves.

  28. egg_

    South Australian Upper House passed a bill put up by the Greens to extend the moratorium on GM crops until 2025.

    Do they have compromising photos of Weatherdildo with a rent boy?

  29. Boambee John

    anyone else, not else anyone.

  30. feelthebern

    Why does South Australia need an upper house?
    SA is Australia’s participation award.
    Everyone gets a medal.

  31. Arky

    It’s great.
    We can brush off all those Dave Allen pope jokes now that they are the establishment,

  32. egg_

    Corey is top of the page at the Daily Telegraph – for now.

    Well played.

    Barnesy & Bernard Fanning tagging along for the ride.

  33. wivenhoe

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com All I can say is it looks like it is all happening.
    Drip, drip, drip…

  34. egg_

    Lordy! Only 0830 hrs and the Dreadful Heat ™💥 is already edging towards 30C. What is one to do? Purging the horror with bouts of hysteria seems to be a popular course of action.

    Flicked across the LIV Breaky News shows and that was the meme from the PYTs bobbing their heads to the autocue.

  35. Baldrick

    Nick
    #2613662, posted on January 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm
    Balders, I wonder who else uses the term ‘methinks’ here?

    Only a couple. Haidee, GrigoryM, Septimus, Robbie Mac, 1234, Libby Zee, slow&easy, B Shaw, Lucie, Rae, Robert Mc, flyingduk, Perpetually motionless, nemkat … just to name a few.

  36. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From cohenite at 8:57 pm:

    “Sweden is run by women and they are issuing instructions to their citizens to prepare for an invasion by
    Russia. Why Russia would want to invade that muslim shithole is a puzzle.”

    Because in recent years there has never been a better opportunity to stride in and catch Sweden and numerous other enlightened European emerging shipholes with their strides down, with the local pre-school kindy mummies club committee girlseses leading their soldiers and submariners.

    That herd of dumb cows had the Defence portfolios for Albania, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Italy in 2015. At about the same time Sweden had two wymminses in a row – the first one lasted around 20 days and, one assumes, went all hysterical with PMT.

  37. Rae

    Methink throwing stones at the NZ of PM is more than a little hypocritical of you.

    Doth thou Rae-lene?

    Wot, Farmer Gez? Throw stones at the PM of NZ? No, I don’t.

  38. Farmer Gez

    It’s a joke Rae. No need for much analysis.

  39. nilk

    Just having a look at the Oz article on Ardern.

    “We’re both really happy. We wanted a family but weren’t sure it would happen for us,” she said in a statement.

    Baby’s ETA June 2018, which implies conception around September 2017.

    It’s January 2018, and she’s been in the job for 3 months, since October 2017.

    Ms Ardern told Garner it’s not an inappropriate question to ask her because she’s spoken about it openly before.

    “But, you,” she said, pointing at Richardson, “for other women, it is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question in the workplace. That is unacceptable in 2017. It is the woman’s decision about when they choose to have children,” she said.

    “It should not predetermine whether or not they get the job. ~ from August 2017

    This appears either duplicitous or disingenuous. She’s obviously been trying for a baby but when asked about her own circumstances deflects off into Equalidyland. I guess she knew she’d be less likely to get the votes up if the voters knew that the biological clock was screaming at her.

  40. Tel

    If Sweden does enough floppy handwaving over a potential Russian invasion, they might get bigger defense budget allocation, ultimately coming from the taxpayers of the USA. I expect they will need an exceptional performance to shake a few bucks out of Trump’s tight arse but let’s see how it plays out.

  41. From the AEMO link:

    SA $14,200.00KW/hr
    Demand 2,455
    Generation 2,082
    Wind and Other 256
    And from what I can gather, both interconnectors are at near maximum.

  42. Farmer Gez

    It is hot.
    Swan Hill will be 42+ till Tuesday.

  43. Mick of GC: Interesting line up of female defence ministers.
    The only one who looks militarily capable is the Albanian defence minister.
    The Norwegian definitely bats for Penny Wong’s team, but that still doesn’t make her male, or militarily capable.
    The Italian is the only one who looks like she’d be an interesting companion (and the only one a bloke would want to wake up beside)

  44. Fisky

    Very helpful of the Guardian to run this new series on Manus “refugees” and locals sharing their stories.

    Here’s one of the “refugees” –

    I am living in Port Moresby. I’ve been here for five months. They brought me for medical treatment. Before, I lived back in Manus for four-and-a-half year. I came by boat to Australia in 2013. I was a student of IT. I completed that degree. I left my second degree in the middle. It was a bachelor of business administration. In 2015, I collapsed down during night-time. I collapsed down, when I opened my eyes I could see my hand was broken. They brought me here after four days. We are living alone in our room, there is no activities to do and spend our life busy, there is nothing. At the moment I am mentally not good, I have a lot of ideas. How can I express those words? I am a refugee, I got my positive statement in 2016.

    Notice how there are no details at all as to why he is a refugee. Just “I got my positive statement”. That sounds like someone ticking boxes, not fleeing persecution.

    Back in my country my life was good. It was full of everything. I had every opportunity. I had access to a driver. I could go everywhere easily. My family background is business. So, when I left my country maybe I can go somewhere else like Australia. A good country, they are human, maybe they will treat us fairly. I am 22. I have been here for five years.

    OK. So things were going great for you in Pakistan, you had your own personal driver, etc, etc. Why the hell are you trying to get into Australia as a “refugee”???

  45. mindfree

    On the pope’s marriage in flight

    I’m surprised it wasn’t between two stewards al la Steve Vizard and Michael Veitch

    “Come fly with me”

  46. Arky

    Nilk.
    You still interested in coming to Jordan Peterson?

  47. Fisky

    The kind of person who has their own driver in Pakistan is part of the wealthy elite, not a member of some persecuted minority. Either this is another #fakerefugee, or possibly trying to escape a bad debt, who knows? Rather stupid of The Guardian to make this guy into a poster boy for their open borders campaign.

  48. Boambee John

    Do the Grauniad work experience kiddies even read the rubbish they are given, much less think about it? You would not have to be excessively cynical to see the holes in the Pakistani’s story.

  49. Ellen of Tasmania

    Thanks, OCO (I think) for posting the Peterson interview.

    We were wondering what the interviewer thought of her own performance. She would not be the first person to confuse aggression and confidence with intelligence and skill, but I found it hard to imagine she didn’t blush just a little bit on review.

    Then hubby reminded me of that Gillard misogyny rant. The femi-leftists loved it, apparently, but I thought it was just downright embarrassing.

  50. egg_

    From the AEMO link:

    SA $14,200.00KW/hr
    Demand 2,455
    Generation 2,082
    Wind and Other 256
    And from what I can gather, both interconnectors are at near maximum.

    Hanging on to reality by a thread.

  51. Arky

    WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says House leadership and one very powerful pro-life group is posturing to prevent his anti-abortion “Heartbeat Bill” from passing in the House.
    King introduced House Resolution 490, also known as the “Heartbeat Protection Act” or the Heartbeat Bill on the House floor early last year. The bill requires abortionists to check for the baby’s heartbeat before proceeding with abortion and restores legal protection to unborn children once it is detected.

    “If a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected,” King told Breitbart News. “We know that a heartbeat is certain proof of a life. If a heart is beating, there’s a life. And it’s a human life.”

    King said, “I’ve gone to work and drafted this bill and kept it clean and tight and compact and precise and legal. And with definitions that are understandable and defensible. … We have 170 co-sponsors on the heartbeat bill.” He has been wearing a heart-shaped pin with infant footprints on it on his lapel since he first introduced the Heartbeat Bill nearly one year ago.

    “This bill has come further, faster than any other pro-life bill that has come before this Congress in the past nearly 45 years. Our goal was to, and remains, to get it to the floor of the House of Representatives for a debate and a vote on the March for Life date, which this year falls on January 19.”

    On Friday, January 19, thousands will participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

    “At least 95 percent of the babies that have a heartbeat that can be detected will be successfully born,” King told Breitbart News. “Our job is, we want to protect all human life. Human life begins at the moment of conception, and it needs to be protected until natural death. Human life is sacred in all of its forms.”
    -Breitbart.

  52. Chris

    By the way, does else anyone think that testy might be unaware that White Australia was a Labor policy?

    teste appears to be perfectly aware of things, but finds it funny that we jump and splutter when he plays the ‘Raaacis’ card.
    I am reminded of a certain former taxi driver I worked with, who asked why he was always dropping very young girls at a certain elders’ house.
    “That’s cause he likes to fck us!”
    Similarly testes.

  53. cohenite

    The heat. The problem for the wretched alarmists is that there are at least 5 different world temperature records, 3 ground and 2 satellites. The hottest by far is the NASAGISS rubbish.

    In addition BoM is riddled with errors and when compared with the satellite Australian temperature, much warmer.

    The idea we are living in an unusually hot period is junk.

  54. Ubique

    In SA the diesel generators are running flat strap and it looks like the battery is drawing down. NEM Watch.

  55. Indolent

    #ReleaseTheMemo!!!

    I was wondering when this would show up.

    This is real folks.

  56. classical_hero

    Tasmania is gaming the system by having negative energy prices. They must be running the turbines non-stop. Hopefully they have a dry winter so they suffer the consequences of such stupidity.

  57. Zatara

    I am living in Port Moresby. I’ve been here for five months. They brought me for medical treatment.

    He’s been in hospital/medical treatment for 5 months. But getting into Australia will magically cure all that and he promises he won’t be a burden on society. Right?

  58. Empire

    #ReleaseTheMemo!!!

    Patience. Congress can’t prosecute the perps, that’s the job of the DoJ. The best way to move this is probably to appoint a SP.

    My take is the WH and the handful of white hats in Congress are looking to wind up Meuller, then leak. That way, the momentum for appointing a SP to investigate The Big Ugly will be unstoppable and the fakenewsmedia won’t be able to fix any narrative.

    The WH then gets the narrative of “Muh Russia was complete bullshit to cover the tracks of The Big Ugly”. There is reason to believe that FISA malfeasance was occuring as far back as Mueller’s time as FBID.

  59. Leigh Lowe

    I would ban them from collecting water unless they can balance the bucket on their head for 10 miles.

    Appalling!
    Stop using imperial measurements like “miles”.
    It triggers the water-carrier chicks (have you noticed they are always chicks?)

  60. classical_hero

    Still over $10,000 in SA. Been at those levels for at least 30 minutes.

  61. jupes

    So, when I left my country maybe I can go somewhere else like Australia. A good country, they are human, maybe they will treat us fairly.

    As opposed to what you bludging turd … martians?

    Fuck off.

  62. Leigh Lowe

    I was a student of IT. I completed that degree.

    Good.
    Move to India and get a job in a call centre.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    You still interested in coming to Jordan Peterson?

    No.
    But can you please get me a “Clean Your Room” T-shirt from the Merch stand for a hot white supremacist female friend?
    Size S.

    Cheers.

  64. Anne

    The heat.

    Warning!

    A Storm is Coming!!!

    Buy Popcorn shares!

  65. Indolent

    Anne, a couple of links would be nice.

  66. teddy bear

    Question in regards to SA diesel Generators. How much diesel storage capacity do they have, and how quickly can they get more?

  67. struth

    In SA the diesel generators are running flat strap and it looks like the battery is drawing down. NEM Watch.

    Thank god SA has no industry.

  68. nilk

    Nilk.
    You still interested in coming to Jordan Peterson?

    Absolutely, Arky. When, where and how much?

  69. lotocoti

    I was a student of IT.

    But apparently hasn’t understood IT at all.

  70. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Looks like the batteries have gone flat now.

    Popcorn time indeed

  71. H B Bear

    Is Blot even going through the motions of seeming to maintain a blog at the Herald Sun? Not that it really matters between his efforts and the IT nerds at Newscorpse.

    I’m no fan of Blot but he does get the Lefties riled up.

  72. Chris

    Is Blot even going through the motions of seeming to maintain a blog at the Herald Sun? Not that it really matters between his efforts and the IT nerds at Newscorpse.

    Sad.

  73. DrBeauGan

    Fisky, there is a claim that releasing child porn of animé type that doesn’t involve real children may gratify peedos and reduce the risks to real children. I don’t know that this claim has any substance, I would suspect not, but I wouldn’t reject it out of hand.

    Killing the disgusting perverts would be cheaper and would certainly protect children, but the political class would oppose the idea. Self interest in many cases.

  74. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Blot has an ABC type WEB in January

    Probably in Holland

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    #ReleaseTheMemo!!!

    Fox has a counter on their main page, currently says 1 day 14 hrs 31 min to Government Shutdown.

    Betcha the Dems will use a shutdown to obfusticate the memo. The MSM will be howling day after day about the government shutdown and won’t report on the memo at all.

    Squirrel release in 1 day 14 hrs 32 min.

  76. Baldrick

    Spotify backs down …

    Aust Conservatives ✔ @AuConservatives
    Principle prevails! We are grateful that common sense has seen @Spotify agree to leave @corybernardi’s #AC100 playlist online. So party on and vote via conservatives.org.au/ac100

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Obfuscate not obfusticate, oops.

  78. Fisky

    Fisky, there is a claim that releasing child porn of animé type that doesn’t involve real children may gratify peedos and reduce the risks to real children. I don’t know that this claim has any substance, I would suspect not, but I wouldn’t reject it out of hand.

    But the basic problem is that having sexual feelings towards children is very unnatural and damaging. Feeding these feelings is not going to allow the patient to overcome them.

  79. jupes

    Finally! It only took 24 hours for the ABC to spin Trump’s fake news awards:

    Meanwhile, the President’s assault on the free press continues, but disappointingly his highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” were a flop. (ABC bold)

    Many expected a made-for-TV moment from the celebrity president. Instead, they got this:

    [error message]

    The GOP says traffic on its website was so high that it crashed.

    The 11 examples sounded very Trump-tweet-esque. Most of the finalists were from the likely suspects: CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

    Here’s number 11:

    “And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!”

    According to CNN, the President has used the word “fake” over 400 times since his inauguration.

    Is that all?

    The awards ended a year of conflict between the President and the press.

    That’s it. Admittedly they did link to the awards on the GOP website, however they chose not to publish the top 10 on their page for pretty obvious reasons.

    Remember the ABC is Australia’s most trusted news source, without bias or agenda.

  80. Cactus

    The demand profile at South Australia has flatlined the past few hours. Is this demand management? Olympic Dam and Whyalla throttling down?

  81. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Hahaha

    Up yours Jimmmeee and the rest

  82. Anne

    Indolent, it hasn’t been released yet.

    Don’t worry. I’m all over it. Will post as soon as it’s released.

    Insiders say it’s “jaw dropping”!

    It’s getting late over there; they may leave it till the morning now.

  83. Tom

    Meanwhile, in Dickhead Dan’s lawless Third World hovel (Currant Bun paywall):

    Melbourne hospitals told to switch off lights amid blackout fears

    Like all those leftard writerly fuckwits like Richard Flanagan, I am embarrassed to be an Australian.

  84. Fisky

    Good grief has David Frum completely lost his mind??

    David Frum Retweeted
    Jamil Smith
    ‏Verified account @JamilSmith
    13h13 hours ago

    I am one of @HuffPost’s new regular columnists. I’ll be writing there once a week. My first contribution, examining how Trump’s efforts to bring about a white ethno-state get in the way of doing the actual job of @POTUS.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Fisky

    #2613718, posted on January 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Very helpful of the Guardian to run this new series on Manus “refugees” and locals sharing their stories.

    Ha, ha.
    I love the way they write it all verbatim in broken English.
    Could have come from a scriptwriter for “Kung Fu” (the David Carradine one).
    Of course, the objective is to project child-like innocence.

  86. Anne

    Fisagate is the biggest scandal in American history.

    Except for when LBJ killed JFK I suppose. That was pretty big. Bastards.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m amused that the Dems immediately leaked the Fusion testimony but no one is leaking the memo.
    Funny that.

  88. DrBeauGan

    But the basic problem is that having sexual feelings towards children is very unnatural and damaging. Feeding these feelings is not going to allow the patient to overcome them.

    I agree. But it has been argued that nothing we can do can allow the wretches to overcome their urges and if they’ve got them then at least channelling them away from real children may do some good.

    I take the view that a life torn between your lusts and your conscience must be a living hell and killing them would be an act of mercy. But not everyone is as kind as I am.

  89. Chris

    Fisagate is the biggest scandal in American history.

    Cough Mary Jo Kopechne cough cigar cough Syria cough Libya cough Mission accomplished cough

  90. Fisky

    I agree. But it has been argued that nothing we can do can allow the wretches to overcome their urges and if they’ve got them then at least channelling them away from real children may do some good.

    I think that’s a very good argument for locking these people up.

  91. Anne

    North Carolina Congressman, @RepMarkMeadows just tweeted:

    I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian dossier, and so-called “Russian collusion.” What I saw is absolutely shocking.

    This report needs to be released–now. Americans deserve the truth. #ReleaseTheMemo

    I want Clinton and Obama in the dick.

  92. Anne

    Oh. I beg your pardon.

    I want them in the dock!

  93. Chris

    Nasty cough you got there, Chris.

  94. The Moribund Barking Toad

    Horse mouth in the Oz on the foal…..

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern found out she was pregnant just a week before securing the country’s top job.

    The Labour leader, who is expecting her first child with partner Clarke Gayford in June, has revealed the couple believed they would not be able to conceive naturally, and the pregancy had caught them off guard.

    “We had been told that it was unlikely that we would be able to have a family without help,” Ms Ardern told Sky News.

  95. zyconoclast

    Warning of ‘catastrophic’ damage to waterways if Snowy 2.0 spoils plan goes wrong, experts and environmentalists warn

    A Turnbull government plan to dump 2600 Olympic swimming pools of rubble in Alpine lakes risks “catastrophic” damage to Australia’s most important river system if it goes awry, experts and environmentalists have warned.

  96. Anne

    Lol, Chris. There have been a lot of them.

    Well, if justice has come to America, this time they’re going to Gitmo.

    Your rooms are ready Mr President and Secretary Clinton. A nice meal, a comfy bed, a speedy Military trial and… well… to quote Hillary, If that f**ker wins we’ll all hang from nooses!

    I’m excited. 🍿

  97. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    “We had been told that it was unlikely that we would be able to have a family without help,” Ms Ardern told Sky News.

    Often the way with horses.

  98. jupes

    But not everyone is as kind as I am.

    I am Beaugy.

    I’d even volunteer to dispatch the kindness.

  99. DrBeauGan

    I think that’s a very good argument for locking these people up.

    Killing them is much kinder and also much cheaper.

  100. Fisky

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern found out she was pregnant just a week before securing the country’s top job.

    How the hell could you trust this person again??? Imagine an employee who didn’t disclose their pregnancy 1 week before taking the job, so they could receive company maternity leave less than a year in??

    This is unprecedented deception.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    The other thing is if a judge on the Left Coast puts a stay on the release of the memo.
    Seems possible. Then the 9th Circuit would be asked to lift the stay. Which they may find a reason not to. Which means SCOTUS after another year delay.

  102. Anne

    This report needs to be released–now. Americans deserve the truth. #ReleaseTheMemo

    Watching the MSM deal with this schadenfreudelicious.

    I hope they don’t bring down a jetliner or similar horror to distract the people.

  103. The Moribund Barking Toad

    The links between the drug traffickers and the ATO Deputy Commissioner’s son will make some interesting reading as that case progresses through the courts…from the Oz

    Three Australian men – including a Canberra businessman – remain in custody in Serbia after they were arrested at gunpoint at a luxury hotel over a $500 million international cocaine-smuggling ring.

    Salesyard director and steel importer Rohan Arnold, 44, and the two others were locked up when Serbian police stormed the lobby of a five-star Belgrade hotel earlier this week over a syndicate that tried to bring more than a tonne of cocaine into Sydney via China last year.

    The other two Australians are Tristan Waters, 34, who ran a now-closed Canberra nightclub Minque, and nearby Murrumbateman local David Campbell, 48, according to Fairfax Media.

    It is unknown if the trio will be extradited to Australia.

    Waters, referred to in Serbian reports as a “big narco-boss”, moved to Dubai in recent years and reportedly owns hotels and assets worth more than $1 billion. He has also been connected to several companies set up by, or involving, key players of the Australian Taxation Office fraud syndicate allegedly run by Adam Cranston, the son of then ATO deputy commissioner Michael Cranston, according to Fairfax Media.

    The Canberra connection should ensure it gets plenty of coverage.

  104. Fisky

    People might say, “Oh it’s OK, there’s a deputy Prime Minister ready to step up for a few months.”

    Firstly, NZ voters weren’t voting for a part-time Prime Minister. Secondly, NZ voters definitely didn’t vote for Prime Minister Winston Peters.

    What. A. Con.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    The Moribund Barking Toad

    #2613781, posted on January 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Horse mouth in the Oz on the foal…..

    Be careful out there, horsies.
    (NADT).

  106. Chris

    I’m excited. 🍿

    #MeToo.
    And cynical. Excited but cynical.

  107. Anne

    Killing them is much kinder and also much cheaper.

    And less troublesome. There’ll always be crazed lefties who fuss over getting them free.

    They’ll hang, maybe not for this but for murder and child sex trafficking.

    I think there are people who have hugely damning evidence of their crimes against humanity, who’ve been waiting for an honest DOJ to dump it. Trey Gowdy may be just such a man.

    Also Julian Assange.

  108. Leigh Lowe

    Aaron Finch.
    Two successive ODI centuries.
    Greatest of all time.

  109. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Remember how the leftist press in NZ shutdown all questions about McHorsey possibly getting pregnant?

    On the plus side, Winston Peters is a much better choice for PM.

  110. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2613789, posted on January 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    The other thing is if a judge on the Left Coast puts a stay on the release of the memo.
    Seems possible. Then the 9th Circuit would be asked to lift the stay. Which they may find a reason not to. Which means SCOTUS after another year delay.

    Bruce

    My understanding is there is no appeal avenue if the House declassifies. The Intel Comm votes to declassify. If POTUS doesn’t object, that’s it. If POTUS objects, it goes back for full House vote and if that passes, that’s it. Subject to feral GOPe members voting no, the Intel Comm could feasibly declassify.

  111. zyconoclast

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews will offset minimum wage hikes by canning busboys

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Restaurant busboys, in line to earn a little more dough this year as minimum wage hikes hit across the country, are instead losing their jobs as chains look to cut costs.
    One chain axing jobs is Red Robin, which hopes to save about $8 million this year by eliminating busboys at each of its 570 restaurants, the company said Monday.

  112. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Is Blot even going through the motions of seeming to maintain a blog at the Herald Sun? Not that it really matters between his efforts and the IT nerds at Newscorpse.

    Bolta has more time off than an ABC employee and school teacher combined.

  113. jupes

    Greatest of all time.

    Ease up on the hyperbowl Leigh!

  114. Art Vandelay

    In SA the diesel generators are running flat strap and it looks like the battery is drawing down.

    Apparently they can’t operate anywhere near full capacity in a heatwave:

    But while the State Government claimed that the diesel generators would provide SA with an additional 276MW of electricity generation, AEMO was only banking on 170MW.

    The Advertiser revealed in August the temporary generators were not able to run at full power when the temperature was over 40C.

  115. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Aaron Finch.
    Two successive ODI centuries.
    Greatest of all time.

    Except for Bill Lawry of course.

  116. Knuckle Dragger

    Australia imploding again after Finch, and to a lesser extent Marsh set them up beautifully.

    A 330+ score now looks like 250 on a belter of a Gabba pitch. I fear our bowling depth, with the inclusion of Richardson and the retention of Tye is about to be sorely exposed.

    Dammit.

  117. Mother Lode

    Pope Francis performs impromptu mid-air marriage ceremony for flight attendants.

    It would have been an inexpressible joy for the couple involved, and I expect profoundly moving for others on the flight.

    I just hope the next Pope has more dignity and venerability about him than thecurrent frivolous creature, who has so debased his office through his misapprehension of his role – seeing it as a social rather than a religious institution.

    Although, doubtless he is an inspiration to charlatan fuckwits everywhere.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2613805, posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Greatest of all time.

    Ease up on the hyperbowl Leigh!

    Come on, Jupes.
    This is the home of hyperbowl.

  119. Anne

    Another Representative, @SteveKingIA tweets:

    I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo

  120. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I pray that battery explodes.

  121. cohenite

    Analysis of the south Australian energy debacle and the use of thermal solar, batteries compared with gas:

    For $650 million we could get
    1.A 500MW combined cycle gas plant that can deliver the 500MW for probably 95% of the time(12,000MWh/day). It receives no ARENA subsidies or LREC’s for each MWh produced.
    or
    2.A 150MW solar-thermal plant that can deliver 135MW for 8 hours a day(1100MWh/day) on average. It receives a $110 million dollar concessional loan from ARENA and LREC’s (currently about $80/MWh) for each MWh produced.

  122. Art Vandelay

    Current SA power generation from wind: 307 MW
    Registered wind capacity: 1,698 MW

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.
    12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
    Dr. Jordan Peterson is transforming the modern understanding of personality, and revolutionised the psychology of religion.

    These are rather bold claims.

    Duration: 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)

    TICKETS
    VIP Meet and Greet $700
    Premium $150 ($135 Concession)
    A reserve $110 ($95 Concession)
    B reserve $90 ($75 Concession)
    C reserve $60 ($45 Concession)”

    These are rather bold price tags.

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    Australian batsmen:

    If you MUST reverse sweep, have a decent crack at it. Four or six is the desired option. Dinky little reverses looking for a single or two is a waste of effort.

    And yes I said BATSMEN. Batters are for baseball – the only exception is Ellyse Perry, who may be referred to as “Bathotchick”.

  125. Zatara

    Subject to feral GOPe members voting no, the Intel Comm could feasibly declassify.

    There are 13 Reps and 9 Dems on the House Select Committee on Intel. God help a Rep who votes against it because nobody else will.

    The important point is that it isn’t classified for national security reasons, it’s classified because it’s political dynamite.

  126. calli

    TICKETS
    VIP Meet and Greet $700
    Premium $150 ($135 Concession)
    A reserve $110 ($95 Concession)
    B reserve $90 ($75 Concession)
    C reserve $60 ($45 Concession)”

    Now they’re bold pricetags.

  127. Empire GTHO Phase III

    There are 13 Reps and 9 Dems on the House Select Committee on Intel. God help a Rep who votes against it because nobody else will.

    I’ll wager all 9 Dems vote NO and beclown themselves.

    Does anyone know if the DNC is still mortgaged to the Klinton Krime Kartel, or have they paid them out?

  128. Stimpson J. Cat

    Now they’re bold pricetags.

    OK that is gold bold Calli.

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    Calli, I am willing to bet money they originally had the word “transcends” in Peterson’s spiel but after doing focus group testing downgraded it to “transforms”.

    You know I’m right.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    There are 13 Reps and 9 Dems on the House Select Committee on Intel. God help a Rep who votes against it because nobody else will.

    As someone pointed out above, this is high risk even for Democrats.
    Here is the thing.
    This document will get out eventually, one way or another.
    If it is as red-hot as suspected, anyone who voted against release will be political toast.
    It would require 2-3 Republicans to flip.
    Not going to happen.

  131. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    TICKETS
    VIP Meet and Greet $700
    Premium $150 ($135 Concession)
    A reserve $110 ($95 Concession)
    B reserve $90 ($75 Concession)
    C reserve $60 ($45 Concession)”

    Please explain why you would go and see one of these self help gurus?

    It’s a complete mystery to me. What in hell will you gain from it?

    I was gobsmacked how much that Greek fag charged and that people fell for it and now it’s happening again.

    Do you people also purchase those knives from late night TV that can cut through shoes?

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pope Francis performs impromptu mid-air marriage ceremony for flight attendants.

    It would have been an inexpressible joy for the couple involved

    Maybe.
    A divorce would be difficult to live down if the marriage fails, and very embarrassing for the Vatican.
    Annulment is an epic can of worms. How could a pair married by the Pope get an annulment?
    I wish them well, but “marry in haste repent in leisure”.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    Please explain why you would go and see one of these self help gurus?

    Your IQ simply isn’t high enough to get anything out of it IT.
    Neither is mine.
    I also don’t watch Rick and Morty.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ll wager all 9 Dems vote NO and beclown themselves.

    They already all voted no when the release of the memo to Congresscritters was voted on.

    The vote Thursday morning on releasing the memo to lawmakers was along party lines, with Democrats voting against making it available for all members.

  135. Chris

    IT, these are titans coming down to see us. Those tickets are not merely admission prices, they are our symbol of commitment to the Struggle, a worthy way to help hold up the sky over Olympus, and certain proof that live shows are better than YouTube.

  136. Arky

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2613828, posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    ..
    You and Stimpson deserve each other.
    Why don’t you see if the pope is available to gay marry you at 20 000 feet?

  137. Chris

    I wish them well, but “marry in haste repent in leisure”.

    Well two kids and seven (or whatever) years of civil marriage in the bank already is a fair leisurely time for repentance. Betting on human fallibility is never silly but I think the odds are fair.

  138. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern found out she was pregnant just a week before securing the country’s top job.

    Best to keep women out of the workforce, it’s nothing but an endless fiasco.

  139. wivenhoe

    Do you people also purchase those knives from late night TV that can cut through shoes?

    Only if it comes with a bonus set of steak knives.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    A 330+ score now looks like 250 on a belter of a Gabba pitch. I fear our bowling depth, with the inclusion of Richardson and the retention of Tye is about to be sorely exposed.

    They think pedestrian trundlers who pick up “you miss/I hit” wickets in T20 with class bowlers who can actually get batsmen out in ODIs when they are not thrashing at every ball.

  141. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    If you need help go to Dan Murphy’s or church.

  142. NormaP

    How much carbon dioxide does 199MW of diesel fuel equate to?

  143. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Picking Cameron White was a masterstroke.

    Having a lesbian around the change rooms must cheer the boys up no end.

  144. egg_

    The demand profile at South Australia has flatlined the past few hours. Is this demand management? Olympic Dam and Whyalla* throttling down?

    *Selling power to the Grid, more likely.

  145. H B Bear

    Relax Knuckle Dragger. It is a meaningless match in a dying format played by people you have never heard of.

    IE symbolic of nearly all modern sport.

  146. Leigh has left an inedible mark on the pages of cat history.

  147. egg_

    I pray that battery explodes.

    “Scotty” must be nervous.

  148. egg_

    Leigh has left an inedible mark on the pages of cat history.

    Not the cat’s tray liner?

  149. Chris

    I pray that battery explodes.

    It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.

  150. Not the cat’s tray liner?

    NO. He is the sort of guy that shits in Julie Bishop’s handbag.

  151. Of the grid connected mainland states. Today, QLD is the only one generating enough power to meet its own needs. NSW, VIC, SA all dependent on QLD.
    What IS their secret?

  152. Geriatric Mayfly

    A license to marry, and the law of the land in regard to marriage is normally a matter for sovereign states. Where was this plane when he performed this ceremony, and was he licensed to do so? If in international air space, it could be Rafferty’s rules.

  153. Leigh Lowe

    My understanding is there is no appeal avenue if the House declassifies. The Intel Comm votes to declassify. If POTUS doesn’t object, that’s it. If POTUS objects, it goes back for full House vote and if that passes, that’s it. Subject to feral GOPe members voting no, the Intel Comm could feasibly declassify.

    That is my take too, Empire.
    Majority of House Intel Committee then puts it in the hands of the Executive (Trump, Pence and Cabinet) and they then have sole discretion to release it.
    Does that stop some 9th Circus Clown going into full TDS mode and issuing a faux injunction outside their remit?
    Probably not.
    But that would mean the DoJ and Dem Congressmen hawking the document around various courts. Not even the 9th Circus would gag an unseen document.
    That sort of circulation would see it end up on Wikileaks.

  154. egg_

    How much carbon dioxide does 199MW of diesel fuel equate to?

    (at a load of 35.5%) the CO2 emissions from the generator are 0.72 kg/ kWh, which means almost a 70% of increase with respect to the standard of 0.43kg/kWh CO2 applying to the national grid.

  155. Tom

    Dickhead Dan’s lawless Third World hovel update: German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs, ensuring they’ will never come here again, while the state’s abolition of reliable electricity forces hospitals to turn off the lights to avoid power blackouts.

    And the fucktard electorate will probably vote for it again because Free Stuff.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fun military history fact of the day. Facts in fact: made of solid concrete.
    It turns out that the powers-that-be were afraid that the Japanese would invade Newcastle.
    So they laid dragons’ teeth on the most amphibiously suitable beach. Lots of them.
    Which due to the high surf from the current east coast low we can see on Stockton beach today.

    CALLS FOR FAST ACTION ON STOCKTON BEACH EROSION

    See from 0:59 in the video.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    IT,

    Damn straight. First ODI in three years for White and it showed. Lots of ordering non playing squad members around, presumably to get his favourite drink (as seen on footage) pre-batting, and trying to sit as close to Smith and Lehmann as he could. Lots of swinging, no timing, no boundaries let alone sixes and involvement in at least one run out when he was actually at the crease.

    They might as well have rung up Bob Simpson and told him to put the green and gold on.

    If you’re going to have lesbians like that in the team, have more than one, at least make them smoking hot and get them to smooch and/or fondle each other so the rest of them can aspire to something before going out on the ground in front of the public.

  158. BoN;

    Fox has a counter on their main page, currently says 1 day 14 hrs 31 min to Government Shutdown.
    Betcha the Dems will use a shutdown to obfusticate the memo. The MSM will be howling day after day about the government shutdown and won’t report on the memo at all.

    That would be foolish – the middle of the road voters will immediately think that there is something to hide.
    The distraction squirrel has screamed ‘wolf’ too many times and I reckon the middle class in the US are going to say “No way, the economy is coming good, my BiL has gotten a job after two years of welfare, and we are starting to get some overtime.”
    They will think there is something very shifty going on in Washington if the government shuts down.
    …and they’ll be right.

  159. Top Ender

    A heatwave gripping southern Australia is putting so much strain on the national power grid, some Victorian hospitals have been forced to issue a “Code Yellow” alert amid fears of blackouts.

    Victoria’s Department of Health has warned all Melbourne hospitals to check their emergency generators are working in case they lose power this afternoon to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

    A Department spokesman confirmed all Melbourne hospitals were asked to check emergency and back-up power supplies, in case there was a power outage.

    Some hospitals were forced to issue a “Code Yellow” alert, which means that health services may be required to conserve energy by turning off non-essential lights and equipment.

    Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital has powered down lights in the corridors and turned off non-essential electrical equipment in a bid to conserve energy.

    A spokeswoman for SA Health said regular testing of back-up systems was standard procedure and no specific memo was issued this week.

    It comes as a number of Victorian and South Australian companies are being paid to reduce their energy consumption this afternoon as soaring temperatures put extreme pressure on the national electricity market.

    Oz link

  160. Tel

    Annulment is an epic can of worms. How could a pair married by the Pope get an annulment?

    If they get bored of it they can just quietly pretend it never happened. No one will be upset, it’s largely a token thing anyhow (for all parties including the Pope).

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh has left an inedible mark on the pages of cat history

    Skidmark?

  162. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    IT, these are titans coming down to see us. Those tickets are not merely admission prices, they are our symbol of commitment to the Struggle, a worthy way to help hold up the sky over Olympus, and certain proof that live shows are better than YouTube.

    Yep. But Milo was great fun too – gave a tremendous show with lots of video bells and whistles and other props plus his own inimitable arm waving and eye flirts. Unmissable, I thought.

    The pricing structure of these events, Stein at the IPA etc, is simply a sign of good faith for them.

    Don’t know if we’ll get to see Peterson. Hairy was laughing at that interview of Peterson by the outraged female from Channel 4, which he got from some site he visits (not the Cat) this morning.
    That’s a good sign.

  163. Farmer Gez

    Nein News managed to report the bashing of a US doctor and his son in Melbourne without once telling us the attackers identities. We know who they are of course. The doctor is in an induced coma.
    When will our young men call enough?

  164. Roger

    Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.

    That’s very…huckster-ish.

    Sounds like someone’s convinced him all the money is in touring these days.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2613857, posted on January 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Dickhead Dan’s lawless Third World hovel update: German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs, 

    Channel Nein …

    Some still on the loose.
    If you have information contact Crinestoppers.

    But no description.
    Xunts.
    Fuck I hope the story gets picked up and run with by US or German media.

  166. Cactus;

    The demand profile at South Australia has flatlined the past few hours. Is this demand management? Olympic Dam and Whyalla throttling down?

    I get the feeling the AEMO site will become subscriber only within the next month.
    …anyone want to bet?
    Here’s $100 in the kitty.

  167. Nick

    Nein News managed to report the bashing of a US doctor and his son in Melbourne without once telling us the attackers identities. We know who they are of course. The doctor is in an induced coma.
    When will our young men call enough?

    You can bet that any rude comments or demands for a full strength beer in a glass, were dealt with by squads of police. The parkland adjacent ? Meh.

  168. Joe

    Annulment is an epic can of worms. How could a pair married by the Pope get an annulment?

    Last sod that wanted the pope to annul his marriage and was refused, started the C of E and murdered his wife.

  169. Roger

    Fuck I hope the story gets picked up and run with by US or German media.

    Let’s hope so.

    Our politicians have little respect for citizens and need to be severely embarrassed on the world stage.

  170. Nick

    Remember when the Left used to wail ‘what will the rest of the world think about us’?

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    The last time I bought tickets to see someone really spruiking free speech was way back in 2013.
    He was a “far right white supremacist.”
    I guess that makes me a “far right white supremacist” for going to see him.
    Except I didn’t get to go to see him.
    The event had to be cancelled where I am because they wouldn’t let him speak anywhere.
    His name was Geert Wilders.
    How far we have come when heroic free speech Conservatives disinvite “female far right white supremacists” from their own Free Speech events to avoid giving offence to people who are perpetually offended anyway and will only be satisfied with your silence.
    How brave.
    How bold.
    How far we have come in five years.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.

    Leaf Oil Salesman Confirmed!!!

  173. Zyconoclast;

    A Turnbull government plan to dump 2600 Olympic swimming pools of rubble in Alpine lakes risks “catastrophic” damage to Australia’s most important river system if it goes awry, experts and environmentalists have warned.

    They appear to be saying:

    A feasibility study released last month said the project is expected to extract 6.5 million cubic metres of compressed dirt and rubble, known as spoil.
    The study proposed disposing of the spoil in the Talbingo and Tantangara reservoirs – lakes on rivers that feed the Murray Darling Basin, on which millions of Australians depend.

    So let me get this straight. They are going to fill in some reservoirs to create other reservoirs?
    They are digging a hole and filling in another which already does the job that the first hole is doing?

  174. egg_

    The Dumb – Dumber Edition: Trump report card (only one “failure”, surprisingly – Obummercare backdown).

  175. calli

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2613858, posted on January 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    No that is interesting. Have the dragon’s teeth sunk over the years or did the beach build, only to now wash away to 1941 levels?

    One man blamed the breakwater (ie the port) for the erosion which is fair enough, but beach building and erosion is cyclic.

  176. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Tom

    #2613857, posted on January 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Dickhead Dan’s lawless Third World hovel update: German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs,

    Melbourne! Come for the hummus and stay for the bashings.

  177. Anne

    Another one. @RepCharlesPonzi

    I have seen the memo. It is damaging, and it is disturbing. If @SpeakerRyan refuses to #ReleaseTheMemo, I will have no choice but to move he be stripped of the Speakership.

    I need your support and respectfully request that you retweet this to your followers.

    #ReleaseTheDocument

    I’d love to see swamp creature Paul Ryan pushed off his chair. He wouldn’t have that job if he wasn’t elbow deep in the child trafficking Satanic filth.

    Apparently the NWO/Deep State are really ticked off that Trump stopped the nuclear strike on Hawaii.

    Trump moved to the Pentagon for security.

  178. Tel

    Sounds like someone’s convinced him all the money is in touring these days.

    Someone explained to him there was no chance he would ever get his old job back in academia.

  179. Roger

    German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs,

    Melbourne set for new award in 2018:

    World’s most liveable shithole.

  180. calli

    Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.

    I wonder what the two extra ones are. I can only think of ten.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Dumb – Dumber Edition

    Caught a bit right at the end where talking wymminses head said “Mueller is like a white shark”.
    Can’t wait for him to be hooked, landed and gutted.
    The ABC will be mystified why their hero has been sent down for thirty years.

  182. Herodotus

    Areff: If looking for music, is there any area where Spotify is more useful than YouTube?
    Yes, it has a vast catalogue of the exact same issues that companies like EMI, Philips, Decca and DGG put out in the classical genre, so it’s way more complete than You Tube. For Pop/Rock etc you can probably find enough on the screen, but when it comes to jazz as well as classical the Spotify catalogue is awesome.
    There may be other streaming services that have the same range, but I’ve been too happy with it to bother going elsewhere.
    However, like Facebook, Google, Twitter and so on, when it comes to the sort of arrogant leftist behaviour we have seen in respect of “that playlist”, you have to wonder why you’d pay them a cent.

  183. Herodotus

    I wonder what the two extra ones are. I can only think of ten.
    11. Always seek the advice of a clinical psychiatrist when in doubt.
    12. Pay him well.

  184. Roger

    Someone explained to him there was no chance he would ever get his old job back in academia.

    He’s still listed in graduate faculty at Toronto.

  185. Anthony

    Roger
    #2613886, posted on January 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs,

    Melbourne set for new award in 2018:

    World’s most liveable shithole.

    Are you sure they are imported third world gangs? MSM tonight did not say that. Nor did they say that they were white gangsters which they invariably do say if the slimes are not black. They are asking for witnesses who saw these colorless individuals.

  186. W Hogg

    Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

    The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on “Day Zero” – currently forecast to be April 21.

    Obviously a policy failing of P W Botha

    Not A E A666ott?

  187. areff

    Apparently the US tourist now in a coma after coming face to face with multicultural crime is Edmond Pribitkin, a well known doctor.\

    This will do wonders for Victoria’s tourism.

  188. IT;

    Do you people also purchase those knives from late night TV that can cut through shoes?

    Umm. Yes.
    But I have a fabulous collection of open toed footwear, as well.

  189. Baldrick

    However, like Facebook, Google, Twitter and so on, when it comes to the sort of arrogant leftist behaviour we have seen in respect of “that playlist”, you have to wonder why you’d pay them a cent.

    Relax Herodotus, Spotify has caved-in and said “Up yours” to Jimmeh & Co. …

    Aust Conservatives ✔ @AuConservatives
    Principle prevails! We are grateful that common sense has seen @Spotify agree to leave @corybernardi’s #AC100 playlist online. So party on and vote via conservatives.org.au/ac100

  190. Roger

    Are you sure they are imported third world gangs?

    Quoting someone up thread, Anthony.

    I note the culprits have been arrested and charged.

    One was on bail, all seemed to have form.

  191. W Hogg

    So let me get this straight. They are going to fill in some reservoirs to create other reservoirs?
    They are digging a hole and filling in another which already does the job that the first hole is doing?

    You havent read Keynes, have you?

    Also note that when exposed to oxygen, stuff that used to be dirt, rocks and sand immediately become ultra toxic “spoil.” There is no place on land or in the ocean safe enough for that.

  192. Chris

    I wonder what the two extra ones are. I can only think of ten.

    “Part of everything you earn is yours to keep”.
    “The magic of compound interest”.

  193. Nick

    I note the culprits have been arrested and charged.

    That used to mean something once.if they deign to appear before the beak, hey will receive the usual leniency because because.

  194. cohenite

    This lady is the right stuff:

    Indigenous leader Jacinta Price says she and many other mixed heritage indigenous Australians wouldn’t be here today were it not for the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788.

    The Alice Springs Councillor and vocal supporter of keeping Australia Day on January 26 said indigenous people had a responsibility to make sure they did not pass the trauma of the past onto future generations.

    “I’m not just indigenous. I’m half white Australian, and I wouldn’t be here today if they hadn’t arrived, and neither would many mixed heritage indigenous people who speak out against the date,” Ms Price told ABC radio.

    She’s contrasted with some trollop from get-stuffed:

    Carla McGrath, a Torres Strait Islander woman and deputy director of activist group GetUp!, said January 26 was a divisive date.
    “Nobody thinks that we shouldn’t have a national day to celebrate us as a country and who we are, but I think what people are saying is we could find a date that is a lot more inclusive than the one that we currently have,” Ms McGrath told ABC radio.
    “The one that we have, unfortunately holds a really traumatic place for a lot of people, it’s a day of mourning for many people.
    “It doesn’t represent a day of unity, as we’ve hear a lot of people come out and say that it does, it doesn’t represent a day of inclusiveness, it systematically denies a really important part of the true history of this country and I think that if we want to move forward as a country, if we want to see the sort of healing that will result in the relationships that Jacinta’s talking about, then we need to engage in a process of truth-telling.”

    What a bunch of bullshit.

  195. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I see all but one of the bashers have been released on bail.

    Is there a better place on earth for thugs than Victoria? As long as you don’t speed the world’s your oyster.

  196. old bloke

    Leigh has left an inedible mark on the pages of cat history

    inedible or indelible? I’ve got no idea what Leigh’s mark was, but I sure won’t be eating it.

  197. Do you people also purchase those knives from late night TV that can cut through shoes?

    Seeing as we’ll all be eating shoe leather in a few years they are probably a worthwhile purchase.

  198. C.L.

    Matt Drudge seems to be asleep at the wheel.

  199. H B Bear

    German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs, ensuring they’ will never come here again,

    Well it is a change from wading through and being shaken down by homeless beggars outside Flinders St station like last year. Not sure it is an improvement though. Mogadishu-on-the-Yarra.

    Democracy. Good and hard.

  200. Nick

    “The one that we have, unfortunately holds a really traumatic place for a lot of people, it’s a day of mourning for many people.

    After all that genocide, there are still many people in mourning ?

  201. C.L.

    The value added to the stock market since Trump became President: $7 trillion.

  202. Snoopy

    So let me get this straight. They are going to fill in some reservoirs to create other reservoirs?
    They are digging a hole and filling in another which already does the job that the first hole is doing?

    Why not pile the rock and soil (not dirt) on top of Mt Kosciuszko? As a highest mountain it’s a complete embarrassment. Any additional height would reduce the nation’s shame.

  203. Chris

    I see all but one of the bashers have been released on bail.

    Time for a Cronulla-style intervention? Have Victoriastanis got what it takes to integrate these kids as decent neighbors?

  204. egg_

    The A380 that force landed at The Alice still got its hubcaps, Testes?

  205. Farmer Gez

    This will do wonders for Victoria’s tourism.

    Daring Dan will no doubt react to negative worldwide news coverage of gangs targeting tourists by a big multi million dollar advertising spend that social media will destroy it in minutes.
    Labor’s answer to any problem is spending more of your money.

  206. egg_

    Why not pile the rock and soil (not dirt) on top of Mt Kosciuszko? As a highest mountain it’s a complete embarrassment. Any additional height would reduce the nation’s shame.

    We could do with some phallic symbol enlargement?

  207. Snoopy

    Time for a Cronulla-style intervention?

    It’s time to resurrect the Guardian Angels. Include a few Suds. Who could object?

  208. Tel

    German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs, ensuring they’ will never come here again,

    As the German tourist said to his American companion, “Hey! It feels just like home.”

  209. Zatara

    Sebastian Gorka DrG

    @SebGorka

    My sources tell me tonight that the “nuclear” memo is just the beginning.

    By the end of it all, the tapping of candidate @realDonaldTrump’s phone will be the least of the Left’s problems.

  210. Nick

    It’s time to resurrect the Guardian Angels. Include a few Suds. Who could object?

    It would be interesting to see:

    A) how many police were employed at the tennis, and
    B) the types and numbers of ‘crimes’ committed there

    And then ask the question as to why few of the numerous cops at the tennis were asked to also patrol adjacent parkland. The truth is it’s far easier to police and punish those who are essentially compliant and obedient.

  211. Boambee John

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2613817, posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    “Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.
    12 Rules for Life

    As Lloyd George is reported to have said about Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points, “Even the Good Lord only had 10”.

  212. notafan

    BoN

    Did you read the article?

    There was no marriage in haste repent at leisure.

    The couple had a civil marriage in 2010 but their planned nuptial Mass was cancelled because the church was damaged in an earthquake.

    They have two daughters.

    Does Chile have a law requiring separate civil marriage like France?

    It appears that it does.

    Now I see Chris has already covered it.

    I’m an a loss as to why you bothered with a comment about annulment.

    People don’t usually marry in the expectation that they will readily find grounds for annulment.

    Just stupid.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    Cohenite,

    When these morons can demonstrate they had a calendar, and were therefore conscious of dates, they can get back to me. Until that day comes, and it won’t, they can piss off.

    And yes, Price is good value. An anti-Testes, if you will.

  214. Muddy

    Why not pile the rock and soil (not dirt) on top of Mt Kosciuszko? As a highest mountain it’s a complete embarrassment. Any additional height would reduce the nation’s shame.

    A naturally occurring Melbadishu bollard?
    Sell the naming rights. But then, who else but the CMFEU could afford it?

  215. Snoopy

    Go and stand in the naughty corner. Bruce.

  216. JC

    C.L.
    #2613910, posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    The value added to the stock market since Trump became President: $7 trillion.

    Murdoch destroyed the WSJ. There was a front page piece suggesting the result would have been the same under crooked… because the rest of the world is growing at a decent clip. Unreal hubris and/or dishonesty.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-would-stocks-be-now-if-hillary-clinton-were-president-1516295645

    Look at what he’s doing, he’s assuming stock markets move in unison, which they don’t.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Notafan – I was pointing out that if there is a problem with the marriage it could be a very serious issue for the Vatican. No one else had mentioned that. As I said I wish them well.

  218. H B Bear

    They are digging a hole and filling in another which already does the job that the first hole is doing?

    Keynes would approve.

  219. areff

    From The Age:

    Both are now in a stable condition at The Alfred.

    Ms Pribitkin said the family were still in shock and “processing” the attack.

    It’s horrible because I think it is something that’s going to be affiliated with the Australian Open for us for a while.”

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/teenagers-accused-of-bashing-and-robbing-australian-open-tourists-face-court-20180119-p4yyng.html

    A week ago, when youths of African appearance were getting a lot of ink, a countermovement suddenly erupted. Unfair to tar all Africans withe same brush … a little understanding, please …. more tax dollars needed for outreach programs etc.

    Anyway, no mention of African appearance since then, or minimal mentions anyway.

    A dozen Nubians rob people on the williamstown line and force service to be suspended … just a passing reference in a couple of bulletins and down the memory hole.

    Now the Open … and what do we hear from Matthew Guy? He should be making barns full of hay with this, but evidently he has bought into the “don’t mention it and it doesn’t exist” philosophy. He’d rather see the amenity of Melbourne destroyed than risk being called a wacist in The Age and on the ABC.

    You can’t vote for labor down here. Sadly, you can’t vote for the Liberals either.

  220. Stimpson J. Cat

    Aust Conservatives ✔ @AuConservatives
    Principle prevails! We are grateful that common sense has seen @Spotify agree to leave @corybernardi’s #AC100 playlist online. So party on and vote via conservatives.org.au/ac100

    Cory understands principles.
    He didn’t self censor though.
    He is a “far right white supremacist” too.
    Also a fan of Geert Wilders like me.

    😁

  221. JC

    OCO

    I think Stimson has a reasonable point about Peterson etc. knocking out Goldy from the panel. I read up about it and the reason she was dumped was consorting with distasteful white supremacist morons.

    But what about the left ignoring the racism and extremism on their side?

    Always taking the higher road when it comes to the left is a fools errand. They don’t care and don’t give a shit about their hypocrisy. Just play their own game – only better.

  222. Zatara

    And the hits just keep on comin’.

    John McCain Associate Connected To Steele Dossier Begs Judge To Seal Deposition For ‘Personal Safety’ Reasons

    According to reports, Sen. John McCain associate, David Kramer, has asked a federal judge to seal the deposition he gave in a lawsuit connected to the now discredited Steele dossier. According to the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross, Kramer’s lawyer, Aleksej Gubarev, believes releasing the deposition would create a media firestorm, jeopardizing his client’s personal safety.

    It has been previously reported that McCain was aware of the dossier before it was published by BuzzFeed on Jan. 10. He was told of its existence in Nov 2016 by Sir Andrew Wood, a former British ambassador and associate of Steele’s. It was also known that a copy was passed to McCain and his associate, David Kramer.

  223. JC

    Tel
    #2613917, posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    German and American tourists are attacked in separate assaults in parkland around the Australian Open tennis by imported Third World gangs, ensuring they’ will never come here again,

    As the German tourist said to his American companion, “Hey! It feels just like home.”

    The writer who wrote the piece for the Herald Sun reckons they weren’t of African descent in an email exchange with the lug. I had asked him why he didn’t mentioned it.

  224. Oh come on

    I wouldn’t pay to see one of those speaking events – pre-written stuff you can easily get online. I saw the Milo Oz tour video on YouTube and was distinctly underwhelmed. I don’t think Jordan Peterson delivering a stock speech would be worth paying good money for, either. I’d much rather hear one of his biblical lectures where he’s actually delivering new material.

    In general, I don’t understand why you’d want to see a famous person deliver the same speech they deliver to every paying audience. They’re pretty much guaranteed to be inconsequential. The speeches that are worth witnessing in person seldom if ever cost money.

  225. Zatara;

    According to the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross, Kramer’s lawyer, Aleksej Gubarev, believes releasing the deposition would create a media firestorm, jeopardizing his client’s personal safety.

    In other news, releasing information about the people who attacked a German male, who is now in ICU, would jeopardise the personal safety and self esteem of the attackers. On the same grounds, the Sudanese Youth Club has asked that all of their brethren in gaols should be released because they need to support each other in their troubles.

  226. Oh come on

    I think Stimson has a reasonable point about Peterson etc. knocking out Goldy from the panel.

    Even if you accept that, his criticisms of Peterson were hysterically overblown.

  227. egg_

    SBS Human Planet: Canadian Inuit hunting on traditional snowmobiles

  228. notafan

    Yes it is very very important to point out that there may be a future problem with the marriage.

    Why would that create a ‘very serious issue in the Vatican’?

    I don’t claim to be an expert on what is or isn’t a serious issue for the Church so do please enlighten me.

    BoN has already made it clear that he does not believe Catholics are Christians so we take all his comments re the behaviour of Catholics/the Pope with a pillar of salt.

    And you can have your own opinion, you don’t get your own set of facts.

  229. Oh come on

    The Faith Goldy thing was the very definition of a nothingburger. Who gives a crap about Faith Goldy, sorry but she ain’t that remarkable a character. Stimps reacted to it like he’s been off his meds for a week.

  230. JC

    Even if you accept that, his criticisms of Peterson were hysterically overblown.

    Sure, he was melodramatic.

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    Stark suicide rates among ex-ADF soldiers

    Australian Associated Press
    7:25PM January 19, 2018

    Young Australian men who have served in the military are at significantly higher risk of suicide than others of the same age, a startling new report has found.

    The suicide rate between 2002 and 2015 was 14 per cent higher among ex-servicemen compared to the broader male population, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

    Men discharged from the Australian Defence Force for medical reasons, or discharged in ranks other than commissioned officer, were at far higher risk of suicide than their peers.

    There were 325 certified suicides among people with at least one day of ADF service between 2001 and 2015.

    Just over half were former ADF members at the time of their death, while 28 per cent were serving full time and 21 per cent were in the reserves.

    The overwhelming majority of suicides identified – 93 per cent or 303 deaths – occurred among men, with the remainder among women.

    Given the smaller number of women in the study, the report focused primarily on suicides among men.

    Suicide rates among men serving full time and in the ADF were significantly lower than the wider Australian population.

    In stark contrast, the suicide rate for ex-serving men was higher than the general population, especially among those aged between 18 and 29.

    Suicide rates among ex-serving men were more than twice as high as men serving full time or in the reserves, and more than twice as high as for ex-serving women.

    The odds for suicide among those medically discharged were 1.9 times the odds for those who left the ADF voluntarily.

    The odds for suicide among those discharged in all ranks other than commissioned officers were 2.2 times higher.

    Breaking news, from the Oz.

  232. Bruce of Newcastle

    BoN has already made it clear that he does not believe Catholics are Christians

    Please do not misrepresent me Notafan. I replied to you that God has set a low bar: John 5:24

  233. Geriatric Mayfly

    Obviously a policy failing of P W Botha

    SA already on a steep incline to becoming a shithole. No water to flush the shitter might be one thing, wait until they start to confiscate white farms.

  234. JC

    The Faith Goldy thing was the very definition of a nothingburger.

    Everything Canadian and Canada is a nothingburger. Lets not forget the US never took the place over because they considered taking a frozen wasteland (iceberg) filled with drunks would be a negative – not a positive. Good decision.

  235. Snoopy

    Go and stand in the naughty corner. Bruce.

    On one leg.

  236. Oh come on

    Drudge has pretty good sources in DC. Maybe there’s a reason why he isn’t running the FISA memo or whatever it is.

  237. Gab

    I’m having ice-cream for dinner. Stuff the low carb diet, it’s too hot!

  238. Gab

    Pope Francis performs impromptu mid-air marriage ceremony for flight attendants.

    Of the same gender?

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all.

  239. calli

    I’m having ice-cream for dinner. Stuff the low carb diet, it’s too hot!

    Tutt, tutt. I had champagne for lunch, so I beat youse.

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