Wednesday Forum: February 21, 2018

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  1. OneWorldGovernment

    dover_beach
    #2642601, posted on February 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Indeed, the current immigration program is a ponzi scheme designed to keep an otherwise stagnating economy chugging along and inflated property prices up.

    dover_beach

    The ONLY reason we have a stagnating economy is because of the ‘stone age’ f*king so called “leaders” of this country.

    Fer fuk sake!

  2. Leigh Lowe

    What the heck is A2 Milk and why has the hare price gone absolutely berserk this year?

    Chinese baby-milk formula Ponzi.

  3. Steve trickler.

    The NRA should hire this bloke. He makes perfect sense and does a better job of protecting the Second Amendment and correcting gun control nutters, over and above anything the NRA have done, to my knowledge…..in terms of delivering a message.

    Something to think about. Many people in this country should take note. Particularly our Press pool.

    DEBUNKED: Top 5 AR-15 Lies! | Louder With Crowder



  4. chrisl

    What stand are you on at the show Peter?

  5. Habib

    What do you think Most Australians should do? Tumbrills rolling past mocking, jeering crowds throwing rancid vegetables and actual shit at the occupants before they are dragged up the scaffold and messily dispatched with a shovel for starters.

  6. feelthebern

    Mark Latham has been calling high immigration a ponzi scheme on twitter.
    IT calls it a ponzi scheme at the Cat.
    Therefore, Mark Latham is IT.

  7. Boambee John

    Andreas at 1359

    $1 billion on organic fruits and vegetables.

    And that is just the staff.

  8. JC

    Oh give the young guy a break. At least it wasn’t cocaine.

    SAN DIEGO
    A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico.

    The defense attorney for 18-year-old Luis Valencia told the court Tuesday in San Diego before his sentencing that his client had had a lapse in judgment and wanted the endangered tiger as a pet.

    But prosecutors argued Valencia’s cellphone data showed he was running an animal smuggling business and boasted about getting thousands for monkeys, jaguars and lions.

    The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car in August at a San Diego border checkpoint.

    Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article201180169.html#storylink=cpy

  9. Peter Castieau

    Hi Chrisl,

    Avan, Golf and Knaus.

    We have the single biggest stand so hopefully you can find us.

  10. Rae

    Don’t forget to click where it says 3 Months.

  11. OldOzzie

    Their is Hope Older Cats

    Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

    Feb. 19 (UPI) — Here’s some information to ponder while hitting the gym instead of a bar: Beer and wine have better health benefits than exercise in terms of longevity.

    Those are the findings of University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas and other researchers conducting the 90+ Study, an effort that started in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.

    In the 1,700-person survey, people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine per day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death than those who abstain — but participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day cut the same risk by 11 percent.

    As part of the survey, researchers perform neurological, neuropsychological and cognitive tests on the participants every six months at the Clinic for Aging Research and Education in Laguna Woods, Calif. They also obtain diet, activities, medical history and medications, among other factors relevant to the participants health.

    “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” Kawas said Saturday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas.

    Even those who were slightly overweight, but not obese, had a 3 percent reduced chance of an early death than those who are normal or underweight. And drinking about two cups of coffee a day lowered the risk by 10 percent compared with the nondrinker.

    Those who spent two hours a day on a hobby were also 21 percent less to die prematurely.

    “These people are inspiring — they drink wine, drink coffee, gain weight, but they exercise and use their brains,” she said. “Maybe that can tell us something.”

    Kawas started the study 15 years ago in search of explanations for why some people reach the age of 90 and others don’t.

    She said 40 percent of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia and almost 80 percent are disabled. Among those with dementia, half do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.

    “The sad thing is, we’ve added more years than we’ve added quality,” Kawas said at the Austin conference. “There’s a remarkable core of individuals we see who maintain excellent cognitive skills and often motor skills.”

  12. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    IT, butter is to dairy as bacon is to pork.

    Butter comes from milk? Bacon from pork? What sort of alchemy is this?

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fun police.

    China Launches Hotline to Report Rural Stripper Funerals to Police

    Chinese authorities have vowed to crack down on the rural tradition of hiring strippers for funeral ceremonies, the country’s Ministry of Culture has announced.

    According to state media outlet Global Times, the Chinese Ministry of Culture plans to “launch a new campaign targeting Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Hebei provinces for their obscene and vulgar performances at weddings, funerals and temple fairs.”

    What a dismal bunch the Communist Party is! They don’t even allow you to have good time after you’ve carked it.

    Speaking of the life thereafter, you should apply to Mr Xi for that. From the same story:

    The communist regime typically has difficulty in controlling their rural populations who fail to adhere to their vision of modern China. Last November, authorities said they would begin cutting off poverty relief packages unless rural communities took down images of their Jesus and replace them with images of President Xi Jinping.

    Maybe that is why he doesn’t like all those crosses on churches. Gives the peasants ideas.

  14. Rae

    The ONLY reason we have a stagnating economy

    Who’s we? You don’t even live here. Didn’t you say you’re living in Thailand and chasing lady-boys?

  15. herodotus

    Dick Smith has been calling immigration a Ponzi scheme for years. Is he IT too?

  16. chrisl

    I will see you there tomorrow Peter.Unfortunately(for you) I was doing some research last week and accidentally bought a van! It was a used one but only 3 times so very good value. But we will still have a look around
    My brother in law is also keen on an off road camper so we will be taking notes . He is tight as a fishes arrrm! So good luck with that!

  17. Their is Hope Older CatsI’m compliant with the alcohol, coffee, & weight limits.
    The exercise component may prove more difficult to keep up.

  18. cohenite

    What do you think Most Australians should do?

    Electorally or otherwise?

  19. Bruce in WA

    Thought it was very, very quiet on the Monday fred. Now I know why.

    Reposting:

    How true.

    More here. You and I may not agree with all of them, but they are worthy of more than a quick glance.

    Scroll down the page.

  20. L.B.Loveday

    Plenty of comments allowed by News Ltd papers re extra-marital conduct of Burke, Shorten, McKim, Hawke …, and for a short while this one of mine was allowed:

    Gillard lured at least two married men from their wives, and far more importantly, their children, and in the case of Emerson’s children, also caused them to suffer much harmful ribbing (or bullying as you will) when the story of him swallowing Gillard’s bi-focals was widely publicised in the media.
    The closest I recall her being admonished was Bob Hawke suggesting that she should marry Emerson to make her more acceptable as a leader.

    But a different moderator must have taken over and it was deleted.

  21. OldOzzie

    Adani: Shorten digs in on coal

    Bill Shorten made a show of his support for the coal industry, announcing coal miner Russell Robertson as Labor’s candidate for the marginal Central Queensland seat of Capricornia and declaring that his party’s scepticism about the $16.5bn Adani mine does not equate to it being anti-coal.

    Mr Shorten’s comments came after Labor’s resources spokesman Jason Clare this morning said the party was “not in the business of ripping up contracts”, when asked whether Labor would oppose the Adani mine if allegations that the mining giant falsified lab reports were proven.

    The comments appear to indicate the party is focused on winning marginal Queensland seats at the next election, rather than ensuring victory against the Greens in the Batman by-election, where opposition to the mine is a key issue, despite the Melbourne seat being more than 2000km from Central Queensland.

    Mr Shorten said Adani did not represent the whole coal industry.

    “There’s nothing wrong with demanding that Adani stack up commercially and environmentally, and no amount of pressure from Adani is going to make me back off standing up to make sure that the deals actually add up financially and add up environmentally,” he said.

    “But I want to make this point very clear, that when the boosters of the Adani deal say somehow if you’re sceptical about Adani that makes you sceptical about the coal industry, that’s just not right.

    “I’ve spent my life representing miners. I understand the importance of mining. I’ve spent my life representing resource construction workers. I’ve spent my life standing up for blue collar engineering workers.

    “The big difference between the Labor Party and the Liberal Party is that Malcolm Turnbull thinks a coal miner is Gina Rinehart. I think a coal miner is (Capricornia candidate) Russell Robertson.”

    National Party whip Michelle Landry won Capricornia by just 1,111 votes in 2016.

    “The reality is that we are the party of miners, we are the party of farmers, we are the party of the services industries, we are the party of average and middle class Australians right around this country, so if there are environmental concerns and commercial concerns about Adani well that’s just the way it is,” Mr Shorten said.

    “That doesn’t mean there’s no role for coal in Australia. It just means this particular project has a lot of question marks and the reality is it’s not just me saying it.

    “The difference between me and the LNP is they know it, they just won’t tell people that, whereas I’m willing to be up front.”

    “One thing I can tell you right now: I’m not going to use taxpayers’ money to stack up an Indian billionaire trying to get money out of the Australian taxpayer to otherwise bankroll the Adani mine. That doesn’t make sense.

    “If I’ve got to use scarce taxpayers’ money I think that is a pretty important obligation to spend it wisely.”

    Mr Shorten said Labor would spend $176m on the nearby Rookwood Weir, and $47.5 on the first stage of the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road duplication.

    “That’s what you use taxpayer money for, for the interests of the people, not to give tax cuts to multinationals or to help companies overseas get a taxpayer magic carpet ride in Australia,” he said.

    ‘We’re not in the business of ripping up contracts’

    Mr Shorten’s comments today come after he gave his strongest indication yet that Labor would oppose the Adani mine while launching former ACTU boss Ged Kearney’s Batman by-election battle earlier this month, pointedly referring to allegations published that day that the Indian mining giant had falsified scientific evidence and samples.

    “If this is true, then that’s a very serious matter, and I call upon the federal government to immediately investigate these allegations to ascertain if they’re true, because one thing is true: one thing is beyond doubt, that Adani does not deserve a licence to operate a coal mine if they are relying upon false statements and false facts,” Mr Shorten said on February 2.

    Asked repeatedly today whether Labor would follow through on Mr Shorten’s threat and prevent Adani from operating its mine if the allegations were proven, Mr Clare eventually said: “We’re not in the business of ripping up contracts.”

    Mr Clare told Sky News: “There’s some plans that need to be developed around water which Malcolm Turnbull will need to tick off in the next few months, but let me repeat this point: ultimately the ball’s in Adani’s court.

    “They’re the ones who’ve got to raise the money to make this happen.

    “It’s looking increasingly unlikely that that will happen. Australian banks haven’t funded it, they haven’t reached financial close yet.”

    Mr Clare said people in the North Queensland city of Townsville were “increasingly concerned” that the Adani mine would not go ahead.

    “There’s been big promises over many years that the coal mine will get off the ground that it will create thousands and thousands of jobs,” he said.

    “The feedback I got is that the people in North Queensland now think it probably won’t happen.

    “You’ve got 30,000 people in Central and North Queensland that are unemployed, that are desperately looking for a job, waiting on what increasingly looks like a project that won’t go ahead. We can’t just sit on our hands and wait, and that’s why Bill Shorten’s up in North Queensland now.

    “He was in Townsville on Monday, Mackay yesterday and in Central Queensland in (Rockhampton) today announcing infrastructure projects that are going to create real jobs for people who desperately need them.”

    Mr Clare said Labor had consistently called for the Turnbull government to investigate the allegations that Adani falsified the tests.

    “You don’t want companies tampering with evidence, and there should be a proper investigation of it,” he said.

    “The company still needs to conduct water management tests and develop a water management plan. That also has to be ticked off by the government.

    “We don’t want a situation where the mine could lead to the poisoning of the Great Artesian Basin and affect farmers or farming land, so the federal government’s got to get its act in order, conduct proper investigations, make sure that the water management plan is properly assessed before it’s approved, and ultimately the ball is in Adani’s court here.”

    Pressed repeatedly on whether Labor would oppose the project if the lab test results were found to have been falsified, Mr Clare said he wasn’t focused on “one lab test, one result.

    “It’s important that the state and federal government examine that. It’s important that the water management plans are done properly and we understand what the impacts of the water management, the extraction of water from the basin would be on farming and farmland, it’s important that Adani tell the people of Australia when this project is going to go ahead if at all. Ultimately the ball’s in their court,” he said.

    Comments of the Article are not kind to Short Pants and the Labor Party

  22. egg_

    NSW Liars Left faction champing at the bit to start up the illegal immigration racket all over again. If I were an Indonesian illegal people smuggler I’d be opening up the wait lists and issuing the early bird fares already.

    How’s the secondhand boat market?

  23. thefrolickingmole

    Speaking of baby formula, was at woolies stocking up for the trip back to site where we wont shop for a month.

    Only 1 tin on the shelf of the under 6 month old stuff so i summonsed a woolies henchthing and asked for more.
    “I need 5”
    “I can only sell 2 per customer”
    “Well theres me, my wife and the baby so thats 6, Id like 5”
    Henchthing pretended to look out the back before coming out and announcing they didnt have any.

    So instead i went to chemist warehouse and brought what i needed. Piss on woolies and their item policing poo pusher trolley soyboys.

  24. egg_

    I used to drink goats milk ’til I found out what sand peoples did to them

    Shaken – not stirred?

  25. zyconoclast

    Thanks BiWA

    Child sexual abuse victims denied compensation ‘because they consented’

    One case highlighted by Victim Support involved a 12-year-old girl who was plied with alcohol, led into the woods and s3xually assaulted by a 21-year-old man.

    Despite the fact that the man pleaded guilty to unlawful s3xual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13, the victim was denied compensation.

    This was because she had gone into the woods “voluntarily”, had not been a victim of violence, she emerged “happily” from the woods and that she had recently had s3xual relations with another child around her own age.

    In another case a girl who was raped and s3xually assaulted at the age of 14 by a gang of men aged over 30 was denied compensation because “she had not been the victim of non-consensual s3xual acts”.

    In another case cited by Barnardo’s, a boy who was groomed online from the age of 13 and s3xually exploited by 23 men, 21 of whom were found guilty of offences including grooming and s3xual assault, was refused compensation because “on balance of probabilities the evidence suggests that [the child] consented in fact to the s3xual contact with the individuals concerned.”

  26. egg_

    Bill Shorten made a show of his support for the coal industry, announcing coal miner Russell Robertson as Labor’s candidate for the marginal Central Queensland seat of Capricornia and declaring that his party’s scepticism about the $16.5bn Adani mine does not equate to it being anti-coal.

    Duplicitous against their policy announcements in Batman?

  27. zyconoclast

    Possibly NSFW

    Bizarre new ‘fashion’ trend where women are wearing nothing but duct tape

    A BIZARRE new trend sees women wear nothing but duct tape on nights out.

    The tiny pieces of tape are cut by hand and then artfully placed around the body to attract attention — and it’s certainly an eye-catching look.

  28. Cactus

    People should stop quoting the Down Jones Index. I get it – it has historical significance and a long time history. But simply adding up 30 companies share prices and then looking at the change in that number is silly. Boeing has twice the proportion of the Dow Jones Index that Apple does, just because its share price is $353 vs apple at $172.
    The S&P500 is much better. Has much more companies (500 vs 30) and is weighted by market cap rather than share price.

  29. Habib

    Shorten illogical, duplicitous and creating sovereign risk. Stop the presses.

  30. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Bill Shorten made a show of his support for the coal industry, announcing coal miner Russell Robertson as Labor’s candidate for the marginal Central Queensland seat of Capricornia and declaring that his party’s scepticism about the $16.5bn Adani mine does not equate to it being anti-coal.

    Bill has seen the polling that shows the ALP are going to lose Batman and Queensland seats.

  31. Boambee John

    zyconoclast at 1723

    A BIZARRE new trend sees women wear nothing but duct tape on nights out.

    Getting undressed might be a painful experience!

  32. Peter Castieau

    Thanks chrisl,

    Drop in and say g’day

  33. Pete of Perth

    Can’t wait for the alp’s 3 mines policy to include coal.

  34. C.L.

    Bizarre new ‘fashion’ trend where women are wearing nothing but duct tape

    How much wear could it take, though?

  35. Bruce in WA

    L.B.Loveday

    Congrats on getting published, even if only for a while.

    I think you’ll find he swallowed Gillard’s contact lens. Swallowing bifocals fair makes the mind boggle. 😀

  36. thefrolickingmole

    Gee I wonder why surrender to overwhelming forces rather than sheltering among civillians is never mentioned??

    ‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: scores killed in Syrian enclave
    Aid groups warn situation in eastern Ghouta could unfold into worst atrocity of war so far

    Almost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in eastern Ghouta over two days of “hysterical violence”, which has led to warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe that could eclipse past atrocities in the seven-year war.

    The surge in the killing in the besieged region came amid reports of an impending regime incursion into the area outside Damascus, which is home to 400,000 civilians. More than 700 people have been killed in three months, according to local counts, not including the deaths in the last week.

    Diana Semaan, the charity’s Syria researcher, said: “People have not only been suffering a cruel siege for the past six years, they are now trapped in a daily barrage of attacks that are deliberately killing and maiming them, and that constitute flagrant war crimes.”

  37. C.L.

    Abbott not going to take any crap from Brandis protege Scott Morrison:

    ScoMo ‘captured by Treasury’

    Tony Abbott has hit back at Scott Morrison on the immigration debate, accusing him of being “captured by his department’s ideology.”

    Exactly.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What the heck is A2 Milk and why has the hare price gone absolutely berserk this year?

    A2 milk is supposed to be milk from a certain sort of cow that was once prominent in north-west European herds and is thus eminently suitable to those of Viking-type genetic heritage; a preventative against diabetes, some claim. My doctor recommended it to me. I think it’s another of those health-kick scams. Hairy’s doctor recommended sheep’s milk cheese to him. We have since both changed doctors and buy milk and cheese of whatever type we fancy. Currently pigging out horribly on very ripe blue vein soft Danish and some Red Leicester. Yum.

    ps. you can get camel’s milk in David Jones Food Hood, but we don’t fancy that!

  39. jupes

    Bill Shorten made a show of his support for the coal industry

    As convincing as Hillary Clinton was in a similar situation.

  40. H B Bear

    Pretty sure independent thought isn’t ScoMo’s strong suit.

  41. Gab

    Currency Lad, please check your email if you haven’t already. Ta

  42. Chris

    Mark Latham has been calling high immigration a ponzi scheme on twitter.
    IT calls it a ponzi scheme at the Cat.
    Therefore, Mark Latham is IT.

    Good call! So when Latho
    disappeared there is no IT quote at Blair’s. Yet after some recuperation: IT pops up.

  43. Roger

    With 41 police for c. 3000 residents, Tennant Creek is reportedly the most highly policed town in Australia.

  44. Chris

    However suspected IT is an even greater media figure: The spelling coo-incidence is uncanny.

    ITA.

  45. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    ScoMo ‘captured by Treasury’

    Tony Abbott has hit back at Scott Morrison on the immigration debate, accusing him of being “captured by his department’s ideology.”

    ScoMo is far too dumb to actually understand what he talks about. That’s why he was so good as Border Patrol Fatty – Abbott told him what to do and to his credit he followed instructions like clockwork.

    The public service now run this country.

  46. calli

    Full fat. Skim is evil in a white disguise.

  47. 132andBush

    Can anyone issue a cease and desist order on CL, please?
    😃

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    The S&P500 is much better.

    Slightly sweeter smelling rubbish.

    This Will Be The Biggest Buyer Of Stocks In 2018 (25 Jan)

    Well, don’t change the channel, because according to Goldman’s just released forecast of fund flows in 2018, it will be more of the same as the single biggest buyer of stocks next year will be the same one as before: corporations buying back stock, some $590 billion of it to be precise, and more than all other sources of stock purchasing in the coming year combined. In fact, without buybacks, instead of net equity demand of $400 billion in 2018, there would be nearly $200 billion of outflows, something not seen since the financial crisis.

    There you go, just like in the last 5 years companies are buying humungous amounts of their own stock – often using borrowed money. That raises the Dow and the S&P and increases earnings per share…which feeds into CEO bonuses.

    If you ever wondered why the ASX is still 750 points lower than before the GFC yet the S&P has nearly doubled – this is why. An almost totally fake metric.

  49. Rae

    I think you’ll find he swallowed Gillard’s contact lens. Swallowing bifocals fair makes the mind boggle.

    That story was in one of the fluff pieces done on Gillard and was what she supposedly said about Emerson. That he’d drunk the glass of water that she’d put her contact lenses in overnight. But I’d be pretty sure that it’s not true. One does not leave one’s contacts in water overnight lest one’s eyes suffer contagion for some time after. Anthony Mundine did so once and was lucky his eyes were not permanently damaged.

  50. egg_

    Pretty sure independent thought isn’t ScoMo’s strong suit.

    FTFY.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    Roger, 6.00pm;

    When I was there the police were locking up between 30 and 110 (the record at the time) for being drunk and disorderly in public. And that’s with one van on the road. Some of the supervisors would take a van rather than a sedan out to increase the amount of passengers en route to the watchhouse.

    Aside from that, the quieter ones were delivered to the local Sobering Up Shelter (or SUS, or as the locals know it Spin Dry) which had about 30 beds, depending on the amount of workers there. It was almost always full.

    That’s aside from the assaults, damage, DV related and sex assaults that occur daily. I’m amazed the rape of the two year old got the coverage it did. It’s by no means unknown there.

    My home town in country Vic also had a population of 3000. It was run by a sergeant and three others. Needless to say, it was nothing like Tennant Creek. Driving through the camps there you sometimes wondered if you were in Australia at all.

  52. Rae

    EXCLUSIVE: How Barnaby Joyce’s pregnant lover Vikki Campion made less than ONE Facebook post a day in $191,000 taxpayer-funded ‘social media adviser’ job created just for her during affair with the Deputy PM

    So, in all this moving around from one far flung Nats Members office to another while being paid $191,000 pa, was the Impregnated One also paid living away from home allowance? How much, and for accommodation owned by whom?

  53. H B Bear

    Can anyone issue a cease and desist order on CL, please?

    God gave you fingers for a reason. Get scrollin’ I’m pretty sure posting at the Cat helps CL’s autism.

  54. L.B.Loveday

    Bruce in WA,

    Thanks for the correction!

  55. Roger

    I’m amazed the rape of the two year old got the coverage it did. It’s by no means unknown there.

    Sadly, I suspected as much, KD.

  56. H B Bear

    Looks like they have cracked the Aldi ersatz Jatz and Ashai drys at the drawer for today.

  57. Diesal

    What the heck is A2 Milk and why has the hare price gone absolutely berserk this year?

    A2 milk is supposed to be milk from a certain sort of cow that was once prominent in north-west European herds and is thus eminently suitable to those of Viking-type genetic heritage;
    A2 milk works for some people, I had thought it was bullshit myself, but when your ex-wife can drink goats milk, eat sheep and goats cheese and buffalo mozzarella, you experiment and find out that A2 doesn’t cause the nausea and itching. It’s down to a mutation that exists more or less only in holstein cattle, any of the pure non holstein breeds produce only a2 milk, pure jersey works just as well. So proper double Gloucester Cheese is viable as well.

  58. Leigh Lowe

    A proposal to put pollies social media managers on piece rates?
    I am all for it.

  59. Rae

    Presumably Campion was also paid travelling allowance and/or provided with a car to get to and from the Armidale love nest.

  60. egg_

    Sock questions Media Managers’ work ethics.

  61. egg_

    Looks like they have cracked the Aldi ersatz Jatz and Ashai drys at the drawer for today.

    Cheap drunk.

  62. Fisky

    I see Peter Dutton is now openly defending the immigration Ponzi scheme, not even attempting to hide what a fraud he is.

  63. H B Bear

    A proposal to put pollies social media managers on piece rates?
    I am all for it.

    Why not outsource it completely to those Russian troll farms in Macedonia? According the FBI they are more effective too.

  64. Gab

    Sinclair, could you please revoke CL’s posting linking privileges? Thanks.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Holstein (Fresian) milk is way lower in fat than Jersey milk.
    About 2.5 – 3.5% for the Holstein vs nearly 5% for the Jersey.
    Holstein milk is the Fosters Light Ice of milk.

  66. CL’s cunning recently has inspired awe.

  67. Gab

    Don’t get any ideas, Dover!

  68. Rae

    What’s the story with the “Aldi ersatz jatz and Asahi dry/Fosters Light Ice”?

  69. H B Bear

    I see Peter Dutton is now openly defending the immigration Ponzi scheme, not even attempting to hide what a fraud he is.

    So between ScoMo who let the cat out of the bag that the 200k+ is needed to prop up the aggregate GDP figures and Dutton’s efforts, the Lieboral immigration policy is really the Emperor’s New Clothes.

    ALPBC news was reporting that education “exports” are now Australia’s 3rd largest “export” even though in reality they are really importing permanent residents. A few years in your uncle’s 7-11 or servo and congratulations you are an Australian citizen.

  70. feelthebern

    UN (we always new about that, but the msm continues to cover it up).
    Oxfam got some coverage in the UK & on Fox, but little else where.
    Now Save the Children.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/charities-oxfam-and-save-the-children-in-crisis-over-sex-claims-xbmnnkk0c

  71. Leigh Lowe

    Now Save the Children.

    Save one each for the Peter-files?

  72. Fisky

    So between ScoMo who let the cat out of the bag that the 200k+ is needed to prop up the aggregate GDP figures and Dutton’s efforts, the Lieboral immigration policy is really the Emperor’s New Clothes.

    ALPBC news was reporting that education “exports” are now Australia’s 3rd largest “export” even though in reality they are really importing permanent residents. A few years in your uncle’s 7-11 or servo and congratulations you are an Australian citizen.

    Australia is not “exporting” anything. Our education product is garbage. Everyone knows this too, they just pretend they are spending 50-100K on a “quality” education because what they really want is to make that back 5 times over during their lifetime (the pension entitlement for each immigrant alone will be about 500K).

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Our previous young man has moved on to better things, as I had encouraged him to do. He was a hard worker and our garden needs more landscaping than it does gentle weed pulling
    Oh, Lizzie. Does that means he’s still on the payroll but has just been moved inside to trim your hedges?

    Nah. I’ve mentioned here before that I used to chat to him quite a bit. He was living in a caravan a hundred miles away from here. I pointed out to him that it wasn’t worth his travel time and expense to come to ours twice a week for a few hours work; also he was quite a kindly and nice young fellow who’d had a hard childhood but was still helping others in the caravan park. I told him he could consider doing a tech course in horticulture and getting a proper job. That is what he seems to have done.

  74. C.L.

    Dutton’s all over the shop like Christine Nixon in a bakery.
    What is this border Arnie/immigration hippie combo all about?

  75. feelthebern

    LOL, fatty nixon does love a pastry.

  76. Knuckle Dragger

    The NT government has said ‘we have failed’ in respect of the latest toddler raped in Tennant Creek.

    The only failure on their part was not to remove the child from an extremely dysfunctional ‘family’ very well known to Territory Families and the cops before this happened.

    It is by no means uncommon in Tennant and other towns of like nature. The majority of blame can be sheeted home to two areas: The Big Men, who distribute royalties and decide who gets what, using “culture” to do so thereby enshrining those people in social dysfunction to the Big Men’s advantage; and the people themselves, who refuse to break out of a stone age culture where young girls are routinely deflowered by adolescent males, and young males are in turn delivered to ‘nannas’ to learn first hand how the birds and bees work. And are then forced to demonstrate it on them.

    Every single time there’s a riot in one of the towns, invariably caused by rival skin groups and/or football where the wrong people play for the wrong team (happened in Wadeye last week, no coverage through) and the all-powerful ‘elders’ are approached, the response is the same:

    “Eh, we can’t control ’em. You mob sort it out.”

  77. stackja

    Sadistic triple murderer John Cribb dies in jail
    Mark Morri and Janet Fife-Yeomans, The Daily Telegraph
    February 21, 2018 5:07pm
    Subscriber only
    JOHN Earnest Cribb, considered one of Australia’s most sadistic killers, has died of natural causes in Goulburn prison.

    The 67-year-old was serving three life sentences for the slaughter of Valda Connell and her two children Sally, 10, and Damien, 4, after abducting them from their Sydney home in 1978.

    A court heard Cribb raped Mrs Connell, 38, in front of the children before stabbing them all to death and leaving them in the boot of a car.

    He was also later convicted of escaping from a mental hospital and raping two teenagers.

    Cribb was referred to as an evil sadistic psychopath and jailed for life.

    Garry Connell, whose mother, sister and brother were murdered by Cribb, today admitted feeling emotional at the news of the killer’s death.

    “It’s fantastic but it’s a funny feeling, mixed emotions,” Mr Connell said.

  78. John Constantine

    Our political elites feel that meeting their unwavering decolonisation commitments will be better accepted by the proles if the population Ponzi is flown in under the pretence of the residency masquerading as education scam.

    Australia can’t even do corruption properly, the difference in value between the education course and citizenship for a clan is all taken by the organised crime middlemen in the corruptocracy we are ripped off by.

    If we are eternally, unwaveringly committed to cultural genocide by dilution through the population Ponzi, why not charge our replacements full market price?.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    Dunno about anyone else here, but if I was a young indig fella and got told I’d have to have the underside of my penis sliced open by an ‘elder’ with a sharp rock (or nowadays a knife) because everybody else had had it done for the past 40 millennia I’d be hightailing it to the nearest city and become some sort of Aboriginal culture advocate.

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

  80. Mother Lode

    What’s the story with the “Aldi ersatz jatz and Asahi dry/Fosters Light Ice”?

    Hell, you got me.

    Maybe Aldi sells it as a pre-packaged combo.

    Like the “I-can’t-believe-it-isn’t-Ryvita”, Non-Vegemite emulsified yeast extract and Cardonnay.

  81. zyconoclast

    Dunno about anyone else here, but if I was a young indig fella and got told I’d have to have the underside of my penis sliced open by an ‘elder’ with a sharp rock (or nowadays a knife) because everybody else had had it done for the past 40 millennia I’d be hightailing it to the nearest city and become some sort of Aboriginal culture advocate.

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

    Apart from the ‘toughness’ aspect, what is the actual benefit of the procedure?

    Sounds like a scam when the old blokes kill off their potential harem raiding rivals for a while but not the food gathering/hunting ability.

  82. jupes

    toddler raped in Tennant Creek.

    FMD this shit is going on all the time yet a minister and a shadow minister sat mute after a fat Abo on QandA told them to shut up because white men have no right to lecture Abos apparently.

    I would have told her that while taxpayers are giving them $30,000,000,000 every year she can just shut up and listen to what she is told until such time as Abos stop raping their kids and finish paying all that money back.

    Disgraceful on every level.

  83. Mother Lode

    Gal’s gotta eat.

    And she’s a lot of gal.

  84. zyconoclast

    FMD this shit is going on all the time yet a minister and a shadow minister sat mute after a fat Abo on QandA told them to shut up because white men have no right to lecture Abos apparently.

    I would have told her that while taxpayers are giving them $30,000,000,000 every year she can just shut up and listen to what she is told until such time as Abos stop raping their kids and finish paying all that money back.

    Disgraceful on every level.

    Or give them what they say want. Withdraw all taxpayer support and whitefella ‘badness’. Send troops to stop anyone leaving whatever the indigenous version of Wakanda is and let the chips fall where they may.

  85. Roger

    I see Peter Dutton is now openly defending the immigration Ponzi scheme, not even attempting to hide what a fraud he is.

    The Chant of Trumble’s Cabinet

    We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats’ feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar

    Shape without form, shade without colour,
    Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

    Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow

    The length of the shadow between Dutton’s rhetoric and actions is bested only by that other great Liberal political opportunist, John Winston Howard.

    [Apologies to T.S. Eliot.]

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking… Trumble has offered a Ruinables target of 110% by morning tea next Monday.

  87. Entropy

    Bruce

    There you go, just like in the last 5 years companies are buying humungous amounts of their own stock – often using borrowed money. That raises the Dow and the S&P and increases earnings per share…which feeds into CEO bonuses.

    The main reason they were borrowing to buy back stock is that, at least prior to the current tax changes, it was cheaper to borrow money to buy back stock than repatriate overseas earnings and pay tax. This strategy also worked out better than otherwise borrowing to invest the money locally, again because of tax laws and other regulatory issues.

  88. Most Australians are civilised, polite, and respect authority. The downside of that is they don’t kick up a fuss when maybe they should.

    Most Australians are sane enough to not do shit that will forgotten long before they start on the second week of their eighteen month sentence for vandalising a State Money Machine.
    Instead the pressure cooker just builds up more pressure as the punishments increase.

  89. pete m

    Rae
    #2642615, posted on February 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    Sure. No problem.
    Dow Jones Industrial Average – 3 Months ended 20 February 2018.
    If you need help to interpret it, just ask.

    Reason 1,345 not to trust Rae.

    The headline drop is the same for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months etc.

    You’d think that seeing the same % drop for every period might clue Rae into thinking it hasn’t changed ??? maybe not.

    If you hover your mouse over 22/11/17 you will see it around 23,626, compared to today’s result of 24,964. Maths was not my best subject but that still looks like an increase in 3 months of 1,340 odd points.

    I’m sure investors are crying about a 5.6% increase in their value over 3 months, or 22% annualised return.

  90. Zyconoclast

    According 7:30, the immigration/housing ponzi scheme is causing house fire deaths due to lack of emergency services.

  91. Gab

    New ponzi scheme being pushed in Victoria (where else?). Children as young as 8 years SHOULD be given career advice. Ka-ching! More taxpayer funds down the drain.

  92. Zyconoclast

    Students critical after swallowing unknown substance at Gold Coast

    Several teenagers are in a critical condition after reportedly taking an unknown substance at a Gold Coast school on Wednesday.

    A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the students, from Saint Stephen’s College on Reserve Road, Upper Coomera, were suffering the effects of ingesting a substance.

    The six 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old were understood to be falling in and out of consciousness when paramedics arrived.

    They were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital, with four in a critical condition, one in a serious condition and one boy stable.

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/teenagers-poisoned-by-unknown-substance-20180221-p4z15e.html

  93. Rae

    What’s the story with the “Aldi ersatz jatz and Asahi dry/Fosters Light Ice”?

    Hell, you got me.

    Maybe Aldi sells it as a pre-packaged combo.

    Dunno, wouldn’t think so. Maybe it’s a Nazi reference. Towards the end of WWII when the Germans were running out of supplies, especially food for the populace, they were manufacturing imitation stuff, like ersatz coffee (from sawdust I heard). I doubt that they had Asahi dry or Light Ice back then.

    Seems a pretty dumb thing to say for mine. Is Aldi Nazi?

  94. jupes

    Children as young as 8 years SHOULD be given career advice.

    Plan A – footy player,
    Plan B – cricket player,
    Plan C – Mr Whippy van driver.

    Come and see me again next year and we’ll discuss your five year plan.

  95. Tailgunner

    Dunno, wouldn’t think so. Maybe it’s a Nazi reference.

    Ask P. Lol!

  96. Tailgunner

    I’m so stoked Stimpson has kept the pool dog ramp awareness campaign at the forefront of Cat conciousness.
    Give that bald bastard a cigar!

  97. Rae

    Maths was not my best subject but that still looks like an increase in 3 months of 1,340 odd points.

    Maybe not your best subject. You are definitely worse at comprehension. The point of the comment was that even with the most fantastic increase evah in the history of all mankind the Dow is still well below what it was on 26 January 2018. So, those who lost out still haven’t recovered, despite The Gateway Pundit pumping up Trumps tyres about the short term increase.

  98. Rae

    Dunno, wouldn’t think so. Maybe it’s a Nazi reference.

    Ask P. Lol!

    How would P know? I haven’t seen her make the reference.

  99. Rae

    Give that bald bastard a cigar!

    Meh. A cigar? He’s not Monica Lewinsky.

    I said before that Stimp the Gimp deserved an Oscar nomination for his outstanding role in Pulp Fiction. But he seems to have gone quiet on that part of his career. Hiding his bald head and bulging eyes under a bushel (well, in a Gimp suit anyway).

  100. zyconoclast

    The strange affair of James Packer and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Sara Netanyahu – the high-maintenance wife of the Israeli Prime Minister – needed some household maintenance.

    Who did she call to fix a leak in their personal residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? The works department of the Prime Minister’s office? One of her bodyguards? A local handyman?

    No. Strangely, Netanyahu called the office of a movie producer, Arnon Milchan, who had agreed to split the cost of requests from the prime ministerial spouse with a younger family friend he had introduced to elite Israeli society, James Packer.

    Eventually, the Netanyahu family received around $US280,000 in free champagne, cigars, concert tickets, food and accommodation over 10 years, according police evidence leaked to the Israeli press.

    That wasn’t all. The Netanyahus used Packer’s adjacent beachside house when he wasn’t there. A family friend in his twenties was allegedly given a job at Packer’s private company. Packer watched Netanyahu speak to the US Congress from a VIP seat.

    David Panton, Mariah Carey, Julie Bishop and James Packer at Crown Casino in Melbourne

  101. Tailgunner

    How would P know? I haven’t seen her make the reference

    I wonder what the Romanian would say about that comment?
    Hmmmm…
    Lol!

  102. herodotus

    What does 1.2 billion buckeroos per year get you on tonight’s ABC?
    “Hard Quiz/Micaleff/Squinters/Adam Hills”

  103. H B Bear

    Wasn’t old P a Nazi comfort woman during WWII?

  104. Rae

    From what I’ve seen here, no she wasn’t. Bit young at the time. But it’s quite likely that you might have been, and probably still are.

  105. herodotus

    Rae runs rather belated interference for Emmo & Gillard then does a drive-by kick at Barnaby & Vicci.

  106. Rae

    Cold comfort, in your case.

  107. Gab

    I’ve been directing positive thoughts to Bibi for years telling him that I’m THE one for him. But will he listen? Noooo. And how’s that working out for him??

  108. Tailgunner

    <em Stimp the Gimp

    Maybe it’s just me,but Stimpson is the most consistently funny intellectually disabled man on this blog.
    Rae? Who the fuck are you to comment,dude?
    And your attempt at trolling? 2/10 brah. Would not read again.
    Lift your game,Grigs. You’re better than this.
    Go check your bloody dog ramp ffs.
    Aldi have the new ones in this Thursday. I don’t need one -no pool,no Muslim dog. But I will be getting the little Bluetooth speaker.for the gazebo.

  109. Tailgunner

    Wasn’t old P a Nazi comfort woman during WWII?

    Tears,Bear,seriously. That’s some funny shit,man!
    +1

  110. Rae

    Rae runs rather belated interference for Emmo & Gillard then does a drive-by kick at Barnaby & Vicci.

    Some evidence of my interference for “Emmo and Gillard” would be nice. Pretty sure I said the story about the contact lenses was BS.

    And what I’ve said about “Barnaby and Vicci(sic)”, and I have said a bit, has in no way been a drive-by. My opinions on that matter have been said quite clearly and openly, even to “Dad” Campion who comments here and has done his own drive-bys on them.

  111. Rae

    Rae? Who the fuck are you to comment,dude?

    Right back atcha, Sweets. What kind of a name is Tailgunner? You a fan of Brokeback Mountain?

  112. Zyconoclast

    Wasn’t old P a Nazi comfort woman during WWII?

    That would be comfort man. Everyone knows the Nazis were all homos.

  113. Peter Castieau

    Observations from Flemingtonstan pt2

    Walked down Racecourse Rd this evening and came across a local restaurant called New Somali Kitchen!

    My mate and I decided that this was the go so we ordered their signature dish NSK lamb. Bloody fantastic. $26 for two meals. Lamb, spices, rice, onions, lettuce and other bits. But no beer ! So my mate went to the bottle shop next door and grabbed a six pack.

    Muzzie’s everywhere but no stress despite the alcohol. We didn’t get booked for street drinking but probably would have been if the rozzers had seen us.

  114. Tailgunner

    Sweets
    Look out,we got a badass over here!
    Rae, you need to get laid mate.
    With a living girl this time.
    If you need some Game advice,plenty of Cats can help. But we can’t help with bulk formaldyhyde procurement. Go to a Goth blog for that.
    Deplorable out.

  115. cohenite

    Muzzie’s everywhere but no stress despite the alcohol. We didn’t get booked for street drinking but probably would have been if the rozzers had seen us.

    What gave the muzzies away Peter: dress, attitude….

  116. Shy Ted

    What does 1.2 billion buckeroos per year get you on tonight’s ABC?
    Why is it called Squinters? Am I missing something?
    And in the world of unfunny ABComedians, of Tam Bollard, Madam Hills and Wil Andersonevermakemelaugh, who is the funniest? Or least funny? Even the canned laughter machine is finding it hard to laugh.

  117. Tailgunner

    Shooter Heard Demon Voices, Police Visited His Home 39 Times

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1…mon-voices

    More details about Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated homicide for Wednesday’s school shooting, are beginning to emerge, and so far, they paint a picture of a disturbed child who exhibited signs of violent behavior from a young age.

    The suspected shooter is believed to be mildly autistic, and was receiving treatment at a nearby clinic, but had not been back in a year. Cruz told police that he had heard voices in his head telling him to shoot up the school. He described these voices as demons, his legal team said.

    Meanwhile, it also emerged that police were called to Nikolas Cruz’s family’s Parkland home 39 times since 2010, according to police records obtained by CNN.

    The sheriff’s office received a range of emergency calls that included: ‘mentally ill person,’ ‘child/elderly abuse,’ ‘domestic disturbance,’ ‘missing person,’ and several others.

    Q-Anon has suggested his “treatment” could have been some kind of drug induced mind control ala MK Ultra, via cell phones.

    https://qcodefag.github.io/

    >>387999 Lincoln Park – Calgary Military Base https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_activities_in_Canada
    Project MKULTRA
    The CIA convinced the Allan Memorial Institute to allow a series of mind control tests on nine patients in the Montreal school, as part of their ongoing Project MKULTRA.[7]

    The experiments were exported to Canada when the CIA recruited Scottish psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron, creator of the “psychic driving” concept, which the CIA found particularly interesting. Cameron had been hoping to correct schizophrenia by erasing existing memories and reprogramming the psyche. He commuted from Albany, New York to Montreal every week and was paid $69,000 from 1957 to 1964 to carry out MKULTRA experiments there. In addition to LSD, Cameron also experimented with various paralytic drugs as well as electroconvulsive therapy at thirty to forty times the normal power. His “driving” experiments consisted of putting subjects into drug-induced coma for weeks at a time (up to three months in one case) while playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements. His experiments were typically carried out on patients who had entered the institute for minor problems such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression, many of whom suffered permanently from his actions.[8]
    His treatments resulted in victims’ incontinence, amnesia, forgetting how to talk, forgetting their parents, and thinking their interrogators were their parents.[9][10]
    When lawsuits commenced in 1986, the Canadian government denied having any knowledge that Cameron was being sponsored by the CIA.[11]
    http:// http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/40-year…e/mk-ultra
    http:// http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-g…-1.4448933
    http:// http://www.nytimes.com/1992/11/19/world/…ctims.html
    http:// coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/issue43/articles/1957_1961_canada.htm
    https:// http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2012/09/mk-ultraviolence/

    >>388082 Have any recent [shooters] received therapy in the past? Be the autists we know you are. You were chosen for a specific reason. Q

    >>388315 Yes. Target subjects are pre disposable to certain mental illnesses. Target subjects are scouted over a period of time to study and arrange ‘THERAPY’. ‘THERAPY’ takes [x] to break the mind into a functional/programmable device. Science Fiction? Q

    >>388486 MKUltra was a success and went into implementation.
    It is just no longer called MKUltra, that was the development program name.

    Feb 15 2018 15:47:34
    Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: 6d0fd8
    388588
    >>388528
    Why is Big Pharma essential?
    Expand your thinking past cures.
    Think Google [new Pixel phone].
    Think Apple [vs. Samsung].
    Why was Blackberry destroyed?
    We can guide but you must organically uncover the TRUTH.
    THEY are watching.
    ARCHIVE EVERYTHING OFFLINE.
    Q

    Stimp the Gimp for comment please.

  118. Rae

    Tail Gunner. You seem angry. Was it something I said?

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eventually, the Netanyahu family received around $US280,000 in free champagne, cigars, concert tickets, food and accommodation over 10 years, according police evidence leaked to the Israeli press.

    Stop now and read Caroline Glick’s article.

    Caroline Glick: Israel’s ‘Deep State’ Targets Netanyahu with Bogus Charges (13Feb)

    The police allege that between 2007 and 2016, Milchen showered Netanyahu and his wife Sara with cigars, champagne, and jewelry, often purchased at their request. In 2014, Milchen’s business partner, Australian businessman James Packer, who was also a friend of Netanyahu and his family, allegedly began giving similar gifts to the Netanyahu family.

    In exchange for those gifts, the police allege that Netanyahu supported extending a law passed in 2008, when Netanyahu was the head of the parliamentary opposition, that gave returning Israeli expatriates a ten year exemption on income earned abroad and a ten year exemption for reporting income earned abroad.

    According to the police, after Netanyahu returned to office in 2009, Milchen lobbied Netanyahu’s finance minister at the time, Yair Lapid, to extend the tax and reporting exemption period from ten to twenty years. Lapid, who is now in the opposition, heads the center-left Yesh Atid party. If Netanyahu’s Likud party fails to win the next election, according to the polls, Lapid and his Yesh Atid party will form the next government.

    In other words, today, Lapid is Netanyahu’s chief political rival.

    On Tuesday, the police told reporters that Lapid is the key witness against Netanyahu in Investigation 1000.

    RTWT. If Glick’s report is correct, and she is almost always formidable and accurate, it means that the case is like Trump having Hillary as chief witness against him in Mueller’s “Wussians” case.

    Stinks. Deeply.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eventually, the Netanyahu family received around $US280,000 in free champagne, cigars, concert tickets, food and accommodation over 10 years, according police evidence leaked to the Israeli press.

    Stop now and read Caroline Glick’s article.

    Caroline Glick: Israel’s ‘Deep State’ Targets Netanyahu with Bogus Charges (13Feb)

    The police allege that between 2007 and 2016, Milchen showered Netanyahu and his wife Sara with cigars, champagne, and j_welry, often purchased at their request. In 2014, Milchen’s business partner, Australian businessman James Packer, who was also a friend of Netanyahu and his family, allegedly began giving similar gifts to the Netanyahu family.

    In exchange for those gifts, the police allege that Netanyahu supported extending a law passed in 2008, when Netanyahu was the head of the parliamentary opposition, that gave returning Israeli expatriates a ten year exemption on income earned abroad and a ten year exemption for reporting income earned abroad.

    According to the police, after Netanyahu returned to office in 2009, Milchen lobbied Netanyahu’s finance minister at the time, Yair Lapid, to extend the tax and reporting exemption period from ten to twenty years. Lapid, who is now in the opposition, heads the center-left Yesh Atid party. If Netanyahu’s Likud party fails to win the next election, according to the polls, Lapid and his Yesh Atid party will form the next government.

    In other words, today, Lapid is Netanyahu’s chief political rival.

    On Tuesday, the police told reporters that Lapid is the key witness against Netanyahu in Investigation 1000.

    RTWT. If Glick’s report is correct, and she is almost always formidable and accurate, it means that the case is like Trump having Hillary as chief witness against him in Mueller’s “Wussians” case.

    Stinks. Deeply.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eventually, the Netanyahu family received around $US280,000 in free champagne, cigars, concert tickets, food and accommodation over 10 years, according police evidence leaked to the Israeli press.

    Stop now and read Caroline Glick’s article.

    Caroline Glick: Israel’s ‘Deep State’ Targets Netanyahu with Bogus Charges (13Feb)

    The police allege that between 2007 and 2016, Milchen showered Netanyahu and his wife Sara with cigars, champagne, and j_welry, often purchased at their request. In 2014, Milchen’s business partner, Australian businessman James Packer, who was also a friend of Netanyahu and his family, allegedly began giving similar gifts to the Netanyahu family.

    In exchange for those gifts, the police allege that Netanyahu supported extending a law passed in 2008, when Netanyahu was the head of the parliamentary opposition, that gave returning Israeli expatriates a ten year exemption on income earned abroad and a ten year exemption for reporting income earned abroad.

    According to the police, after Netanyahu returned to office in 2009, Milchen lobbied Netanyahu’s finance minister at the time, Yair Lapid, to extend the tax and reporting exemption period from ten to twenty years. Lapid, who is now in the opposition, heads the center-left Yesh Atid party. If Netanyahu’s Likud party fails to win the next election, according to the polls, Lapid and his Yesh Atid party will form the next government.

    In other words, today, Lapid is Netanyahu’s chief political rival.

    On Tuesday, the police told reporters that Lapid is the key witness against Netanyahu in Investigation 1000.

    RTWT. If Glick’s report is correct, and she is almost always formidable and accurate, it means that the case is like Trump having Hillary as chief witness against him in Mueller’s “Wussians” case.

    Stinks. Deeply.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eventually, the Netanyahu family received around $US280,000 in free champagne, cigars, concert tickets, food and accommodation over 10 years, according police evidence leaked to the Israeli press.

    Fourth time trying to post a comment on this between the Cat’s language Nazi and the spam monster.

    READ THIS ARTICLE NOW.

    Caroline Glick: Israel’s ‘Deep State’ Targets Netanyahu with Bogus Charges (13 Feb)

  123. Gab

    People, please stop stroking the troll’s ego be replying to it.

  124. Peter Castieau

    Just the dress cohenite.

    Lotsa hijabs but I enjoyed going out though found myself very cognisant of my surroundings

  125. P

    Eddie Lang, know as ‘the father of jazz guitar’ died at 30yrs of age during a tonsillectomy.

    Recorded here in 1929

  126. Gab

    I’m psychic! I KNEW P would be along next.

  127. Tom

    Rae, you need to get laid mate.
    With a living girl this time.

    Gunner, please don’t create bad vibes around Googleory’s disinterment of Mother.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dunno about anyone else here, but if I was a young indig fella and got told I’d have to have the underside of my penis sliced open by an ‘elder’ with a sharp rock (or nowadays a knife) because everybody else had had it done for the past 40 millennia I’d be hightailing it to the nearest city and become some sort of Aboriginal culture advocate.

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

    Presumably, the “Fuck Australia and burn it to the ground” brigade will forgo the ambulances, and “whitefella” treatment?

  129. nemkat

    Rae at 8:37 pm
    Tail Gunner. You seem angry. Was it something I said?

    Did you call him SpongeBob?
    While probably totally appropriate, it is the sort of thing to set him off.

  130. Habib

    What does 1.2 billion buckeroos per year get you on tonight’s ABC?
    Why is it called Squinters? Am I missing something?
    Squirters would be more accurate, as it seems to be an electronically transmitted dose of explosive dysentery*.

    And that obese badly twat apparently also appears on some god-awful pile of odure on 10, seemingly to make Dave Hughes appear less brain-damaged. Doesn’t work*.

    It’s symptomatic of the decline of this nation, it used to produce some pants-wittingly funny bastards, now it produces fat lezzos with menstrual gags (unfortunately not applied to their flapping gobs).

    *I have seen neither, and intend to maintain that condition as I don’t have the neurons to lose. The promos alone have left me stupider.

  131. P

    nemkat at 8:53pm

    A bit more of the great guitar of Eddie Lang might be appropriate, recorded of course in 1929

  132. Steve trickler.

    If you are up for a laugh, here you go.

    Bill Burr, on top of his game.



  133. cohenite

    Shy Ted

    #2642767, posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    And if you hadn’t already guessed… http://barenakedislam.com/2018/02/18/carnival-cruise-from-hell-thanks-to-one-middle-eastern-extended-family-allegedly-lebanese-from-melbourne-australia/

    Muslims are only tough in groups; like all tribalised cultures.

  134. Oh come on

    From Drudge:

    Olympics Filled with Athletes Who Aren’t That Good…

    Not surprising. You’d have to be insane to want to fork out billions upon billions for the dubious honour of hosting a summer or winter games. Nobody cares anymore, it’s a colossal joke.

  135. notafan

    Bare naked have got that wrong.

    They are an Assyrian Christian family, probably from Syria with ties to their Church in Coolaroo.

    Google and Facebook are your friends.

    As I tried to say the other day, this story only has legs because of Islam.

    Much ignorance of the presence of significant Christian communities in the ME, not surprisingly most have been forced out because of islamic genocide.

    #sendthemallback.

  136. notafan

    Or they could be Iraqi, I’m prepared to be wrong.

  137. Geriatric Mayfly

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

    Four blokes, two saplings with kanga skins stretched across for patient comfort. VB drip on stick attached.

  138. Crossie

    Peta Credlin, Andrew Bols and Paul Murray can be horrified all they want over the two year old aboriginal child raped by her 24 year old family member and call for something to be done. Nothing can be done!

    Due to the Stolen Generation propaganda and the judicial acceptance of it Nothing Can Be Done!

    Public servants in charge of this debacle are like the deer in the headlights, they can see the disaster coming but are unable to do anything about it. None of them want to be the sacrificial lamb to the professional aboriginals.

    Both John Howard and Tony Abbott tried and it went nowhere.

    But there is a solution, shut down the ABC, they are the main agency sustaining the professional aboriginals. Without the ABC other media outlets would not have to complete with them and could start a proper exchange of ideas.

  139. EvilElvis

    FMD this shit is going on all the time yet a minister and a shadow minister sat mute after a fat Abo on QandA told them to shut up because white men have no right to lecture Abos apparently.

    I would have told her that while taxpayers are giving them $30,000,000,000 every year she can just shut up and listen to what she is told until such time as Abos stop raping their kids and finish paying all that money back.

    Disgraceful on every level.

    Yep. Then stand in both houses of parliament and give them the same spray. Fucking tax hoovering slime.

  140. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    There’s a ‘ceremonial stick’ they use in ceremonies for eight year old Aboriginal girls. I won’t go into details, but you probably get the picture. It’s used immediately prior to the young bucks having a crack at them.

    Bet your bottom dollar THAT never happened to Tarneen.

    Thanks, Testes, for your efforts in preserving this brilliant and unrecognised culture perpetuated by these noble, gentle people.

  141. OldOzzie

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2642763, posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    Dunno about anyone else here, but if I was a young indig fella and got told I’d have to have the underside of my penis sliced open by an ‘elder’ with a sharp rock (or nowadays a knife) because everybody else had had it done for the past 40 millennia I’d be hightailing it to the nearest city and become some sort of Aboriginal culture advocate.

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

    Presumably, the “Fuck Australia and burn it to the ground” brigade will forgo the ambulances, and “whitefella” treatment?

    Yet again please read


    Native Tribes of Central Australia
    Spencer, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
    Gillen, Francis James (1856-1912)

    re these particular ceremonies

  142. nemkat

    P at 9.09pm.
    Haha. Thanks, P.
    Bessie Smith was a card.

  143. notafan

    The alcohol is an excuse, practically a cover up.

  144. Crossie

    Presumably, the “Fuck Australia and burn it to the ground” brigade will forgo the ambulances, and “whitefella” treatment?

    Not at all, we now owe them every mod con for free. Just because.

  145. OldOzzie

    OldOzzie
    #2642779, posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2642763, posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    Dunno about anyone else here, but if I was a young indig fella and got told I’d have to have the underside of my penis sliced open by an ‘elder’ with a sharp rock (or nowadays a knife) because everybody else had had it done for the past 40 millennia I’d be hightailing it to the nearest city and become some sort of Aboriginal culture advocate.

    They actually have ambulances on standby for this sort of ‘ceremony’ now.

    Presumably, the “Fuck Australia and burn it to the ground” brigade will forgo the ambulances, and “whitefella” treatment?

    Yet again please read

    Native Tribes of Central Australia
    Spencer, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
    Gillen, Francis James (1856-191
    2)

    re these particular ceremonies

    Plus

    Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia
    by Baldwin Spencer
    Macmillan And Co., London
    [1914]

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Not so many years ago, a Lajamanu Police (SW of Katherine) 4WD doing some scrub bashing inadvertently strayed too close to “ceremony’ involving males. Females anywhere near it were strictly verboten.

    Riots ensued, half the town was destroyed, apologies were issued from all and sundry higher-ups and the lady cop left the place for good that night, never to return.

    Said the noble, wise ‘elder’ at the time, “She should have been killed for that”.

  147. EvilElvis

    I’ve been directing positive thoughts to Bibi for years telling him that I’m THE one for him. But will he listen? Noooo. And how’s that working out for him??

    Obviously terribly, hang in there Gab!

  148. Mark A

    EvilElvis
    #2642786, posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve been directing positive thoughts to Bibi for years telling him that I’m THE one for him. But will he listen? Noooo.

    Isn’t he a tad old for you Gab? Or do you prefer older men?

  149. Infidel Tiger

    Cory Bernardi
    Cory Bernardi
    @corybernardi
    If only the perpetually outraged @AdamBandt knew that the only person to call me about Batman preference deals has been the Greens. #auspol #WhatALoser

    Haha!

  150. Crossie

    Muslims are only tough in groups; like all tribalised cultures.

    My husband works in a major public hospital in Sydney and often needs to walk past the birthing units. He says there would be a group of about 30 men in Muslim gear and beards waiting outside.

    He asked me where are the men of other ethnicities and I tell him probably inside with their wives or girlfriends. These guys need the support of their bros.

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Six years ago in Port Keats (Wadeye), the cops were finally issued tasers. The yellow handles on the Tasers confused the locals, then they convinced themselves that they were some form of death ray that, if used, would make the target burst into flames and die.

    Adamant that the ‘death rays’ were ‘too rough’, the town arced up for weeks until the local sergeant called a town meeting at the front of the station.

    When all were assembled, he called out one of the constables, and then tasered him in front of the crowd. Everyone was relieved to see the constable not only fail to immolate and die, but that he actually got up and walked around afterwards. No more trouble in the town for some time after that.

    Seriously. I am not making this up.

  152. Crossie

    Said the noble, wise ‘elder’ at the time, “She should have been killed for that”.

    No wonder they have an affinity with Muslims.

  153. nemkat

    OldOzzie at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the link to Baldwin Spencer’s Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia.

  154. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Six years ago in Port Keats (Wadeye), the cops were finally issued tasers

    Stroy goes that, when Mal Brough was Minister for Indigenous affairs, he was visting Port Keats (Wadeye) when two of the Indigenous gangs began settling their differences. Brough stood between them, and roared that he was the man from Centrelink, and if they went on fighting, he’d see they didn’t get any more money.

  155. Crossie

    Wow! Scott Morrison lying. Imagine my shocked face because I’m hopeless at emojis.

  156. Crossie

    Brough stood between them, and roared that he was the man from Centrelink, and if they went on fighting, he’d see they didn’t get any more money.

    Ha, ha, ha. Who needs a taser when you issue that sort of a threat?

  157. C.L.

    I’ve been directing positive thoughts to Bibi for years telling him that I’m THE one for him. But will he listen? Noooo.

    Sounds like my failed strategy for Nigella. 🙂

  158. Infidel Tiger

    The Liberals have dragged out the heavy hitters to combat Tony Abbott: the head of the Young Libs.

    And the only argument these ponzi loving racketeers can mount is that we need immigrants because we have an aging population.

  159. Habib

    Micallef actually funny, should have him stuffed. Just tased a supposed ABC reporter.

  160. cohenite

    Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia
    by Baldwin Spencer
    Macmillan And Co., London
    [1914]

    Thanks for that OldOzzie. A stupendous study, albeit the online edition does not have the illustrations. I have seen the original at Newcastle University and the photos and illustrations are equally good. Aboriginal culture was tokenistic, ritualistic and violent. As aboriginal activists who are mainly not aboriginal continue to press their rights I hope more exposure of what they are defending and justifying comes to light.

  161. feelthebern

    Remember way back when Jenny Macklin made a big deal how she was going to stay in an indigenous community for a few days.
    But then it turned out she stayed on a boat, with a security detail.
    All while the poor women in the settlement had deal with drunk husbands & the daughters had to deal with creepy uncles.

  162. nemkat

    And the only argument these ponzi loving racketeers can mount is that we need immigrants because we have an aging population.

    I’ve seen that argument on the Cat a few times, in the form of ”Whose gonna wipe your botty in the Nursing Home, if not a migrant.”
    Haven’t seen any great responses, though.

  163. Des Deskperson

    ‘Why is it called Squinters? Am I missing something?’

    The premise is that they are all commuters driving to work in Sydney, so they have the sun in their eyes droving east in the morning and driving west when they go home, so they are ‘squinters’.

    Clever, eh? Obviously a lot of work went into that.

    The show is crap, like the very worst of David Williamson, meant to be ‘clever’ and ‘edgy’ but overwritten to the point off turgidity and at the same time sort of anachronistically vulgar. Who still thinks jokes about ‘wedgies’ are funny?

    Like almost every other piece of fiction produced or commissioned by the ABC – comedy or drama – the writers; directors and actors have no idea how ordinary Australians talk.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All while the poor women in the settlement had deal with drunk husbands & the daughters had to deal with creepy uncles.

    Look up “Swan Valley Noongar Community” some time. Closing down that hellhole was the wisest thing any State Government ever did.

  165. John Constantine

    I don’t hold NCR nucoal resources.

    A while back, fatty o’barrell confiscated a coal licence they held, technically destroying four hundred million dollars of private wealth.

    Kicker is that thirty percent of the company was held by Americans, the Aussie holders just took being reamed by the State as the way it is in our corrupt hellhole socialist gulag of a country nowsdays.

    The Americans from a constitutional republic of free men went to battle against the evil of the State, Hussein Obama kept them subdued, but the Trumpnado doesn’t see why fatty should have got away with it.

    NCR either worth nothing, or it will ream new south wales a half billion dollar hole in the budget.

    Trumpnado!.

  166. John Constantine

    More NCR stuff.

    “Foreign Minister Julie Bishop encouraged US President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to not join the TPP, and Trump said he would consider joining if he got a better deal.
    In reality, however, there are issues standing in the way of any US change of mind. And those issues go directly to whether Americans can trust Australian law to protect their investments in this country.
    These were not publicly spoken of before Trump was elected, and when he walked away from TPP1, there was no need.
    But the fact is the US will not enter any new FTA, or any revised FTA, while any matters under the existing FTA remain unresolved. This is US policy. And there are issues unresolved under the current FTA.
    One of these is the expropriation of the Doyles Creek coal exploration licence by the NSW government in January, 2014.
    US shareholders of ASX-listed NuCoal Resources, which held the Doyles Creek asset, have been, and still are, demanding the Australian government allows them to enter arbitration in the International Court of Justice to seek compensation from the Australian government.
    The reason the Australian government is on the hook over the expropriation is not obvious, but under the existing FTA between the US and Australia, the Australian government took responsibility for any acts of the Australian states that contravened the FTA. So even though the NSW government was the “expropriator” of the asset, it is the Australian government that has to pay. Several meetings have been held on this matter between the governments of Australia and the US and more are planned. It is difficult to see how Canberra can avoid its responsibility in this case.
    The past four years of discussion have demonstrated that the basic facts — there was an expropriation, and there was no compensation paid — are recognised by both governments.
    The method of the expropriation, by the passing of a NSW law that excluded NuCoal from access to due process, is the major point at issue.”

    What a brilliant foreign minister, Julie bishop.

  167. Top Ender

    Young Britons think assassination of JFK sparked World War I

    The Australian1:25PM February 21, 2018

    One in five young people in Britain believe their country fought against France in World War I — and 6 per cent think the conflict was triggered by the assassination of John F Kennedy.

    A British armed forces charity, SSAFA, asked millennials about their knowledge of the Great War and was stunned to discover 42 per cent thought Winston Churchill was prime minister at the time. Twenty-five per cent thought Britain fought against Russia.

    The survey, carried out during the centenary year of the end of the conflict, found 45 per cent of people knew the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, triggered the war, not the killing of Kennedy almost 50 years later in Dallas.

    The charity found baby boomers’ knowledge of the war was far superior.

    “Millennials are the first generation who may not have known a family member who fought in World War I so it’s not surprising that there may be a lack of knowledge about the war,” SSAFA director Justine Baynes told London’s Daily Telegraph.

    “The further we move away from the conflict, the more important it becomes to keep the World War I stories of bravery and courage alive and commemorate those who gave up their lives for our country.”

    An earlier survey by SSAFA found 54 per cent of 18 to 25-year-olds had no idea that VE Day marked the end of World War II in Europe.

    That survey found 38 per cent were unable to correctly identify Churchill as the British prime minister who famously declared victory in Europe on May 8, 1945 — 7 per cent believed it was JFK, 7 per cent named Margaret Thatcher and 4 per cent thought it was Tony Blair.

    More than a third (38 per cent) believed the first moon landing, Britain’s entry into the EU and the fall of the Berlin Wall all happened before VE Day.

    Comments open if you can scale the paywall.

  168. zyconoclast

    Due to the Stolen Generation propaganda and the judicial acceptance of it Nothing Can Be Done!

    Public servants in charge of this debacle are like the deer in the headlights, they can see the disaster coming but are unable to do anything about it. None of them want to be the sacrificial lamb to the professional aboriginals.

    Both John Howard and Tony Abbott tried and it went nowhere.

    They did not try hard enough.
    All they had to do was shut it down.
    No funding etc etc.

  169. pete m

    Dow Jones Industrial Average – 3 Months ended 20 February 2018.

    Yeah. I’m the one with comprehension problems because he said 3 months but meant 1 month.

  170. zyconoclast

    German army too DECREPIT for battle – Shock report reveals STATE of Merkel’s military
    GERMANY’s armed forces are suffering from such severe shortages of weapons that it cannot meet its Nato commitments and its soldiers are forced to carry out drills with broom handles, it has been revealed.

    Try this on for size
    We should be like the German military and specifically recruit LGBTQAAIP and the disabled. We’ll be aces!

    German army starts training refugees

    Controversial move: Bundeswehr wants to recruit EU citizens

  171. H B Bear

    As Mr Rusty said earlier where is Testes to defend this stone age “culture”? Gone walkabout unsurprisingly.

    One of the truisms of Australian politics is there are no votes in black fella issues. Never has been. Which is why the aboriginal recognition can has been kicked down the road for nearly 20 years by both sides of the UniParty. The Aboriginal Industry didn’t do themselves any favours when the assembled professionals at Ayers Rock decided to adopt the MUA approach and submitted an ambit claim that was always going to be rejected.

    Instead the government of the day slings the Aboriginal Industry a few tens of billions to keep the professional aboriginals in Landcruisers, summer UN conferences in Europe and consultancies and the rest of them off the front page of the newspaper. Periodically the sheer hopelessness and barbarity will raise sufficient outrage to upset the status quo but everyone knows in a couple of days all will return to normal.

  172. John Constantine

    “In 2016, motorcycle deaths surpassed passenger deaths for the first time, making motorcyclists the second-most likely type of road user to die in a traffic crash.

    Motorcycle deaths have fallen by just 10 per cent since 1989, compared to declines of 73 per cent for passengers, 64 per cent for pedestrians and 45 per cent for drivers.”

    from their abc.

    opens up interesting questions as to how much of the declining road toll being due to better cars in particular, not traffic enforcement in general?.

    Variables that are car specific seem to cut the road toll, the motorbike death rate being unchanged indicates that general road stuff does not cut bike deaths– does this mean general road stuff doesn’t work on cars either and it is just better car tech doing all the work?.

  173. Crossie

    They did not try hard enough.
    All they had to do was shut it down.
    No funding etc etc.

    Yes, all roads lead to the ABC.

    Rabz doctrine. Shut it down, sell off parts. It would be cheaper and more advantageous all round.

  174. Crossie

    Oh, this is funnier than I thought. Canberra Times is Barnaby and the floozy’s local paper.

  175. zyconoclast

    Obama Wasn’t the First. The Washington-Moscow Uranium Connection Began with FDR

    When American Betrayal came out in 2013, I used my syndicated column to showcase several of the book’s heroes, “the truth-tellers,” those precious and precious few men and women who stood up and spoke out against the corruption and communist peril of the Washington of their day. They are largely lost to us now, buried in decades of nostalgia and disinformation, Hollywood and “court history,” along with the treacherous fact that the FDR administration of the 1930s and 1940s was widely and deeply infiltrated by covert agents and assets of the Soviet Union. This infiltration reached a point, I argue, of a secret intelligence army occupation which was able to shift, influence and even change US policy-making — also Allied war-making — at the highest governent levels. This veritable communist “occupation” of our halls of power led to disaster at home, and, in the cataclysm of World War II, all over the world — the American betrayal that has brought us to our state of disunity and destruction today.

    Maj. George Racey Jordan is one of the most important witnesses in American Betrayal, where he and his claims are discussed and probed at great length. Little known today, Jordan takes on even greater relevance in the breaking news of the week of treachery by the Obama Justice Department in hushing up Russian bribery and extortion in the run-up to the approval, including by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for the transfer of 20 percent of US uranium stocks to Moscow.

    Here, as explained in my column of May 31, 2013, is how it is that some things never change, and that inlcudes the betrayal of the American people.

    A book called American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character(St. Martin’s Press) doesn’t promise uplift and renewal. I know. I wrote it.

    That said, the story of “betrayal” my new book lays out – betrayal enabled by a de facto Communist occupation of Washington by American traitors loyal to Stalin, which would solidify in the 1930s under FDR and be covered up by successive U.S. administrations and elites – is not without inspiration. I am talking about the inspiration of the truth-tellers.

    “American Betrayal” presents a rewrite of most of World War II and Cold War history, something I never imagined doing when I first began writing the book. This is simply the story that took shape from my research. And it takes shape in the book in a first-person narrative exactly as I stumbled across the revelations and put them together according to two basic mechanisms.

    One relates to revelations from secret archives in Moscow and Washington that opened, briefly and partially, after the USSR dissolved in 1991. I discovered that the treason documented in these archives, treason committed by Americans in government, some in the very highest positions of power, had not been incorporated into our general historical understanding of such defining events as World War II and the Cold War. So I did my best to incorporate them. What emerges makes our history look completely different – even our near-sacred history of World War II.

    The other stream of new information that I was able to reweave into the American story came from those I think of as the truth-tellers. These are the forgotten and/or maligned witnesses and investigators who told and sought the truth about the massive penetration and infiltration by Americans serving a hostile foreign power. (Yes, among them is Sen. Joe McCarthy.)

    Their truth-seeking example is inspiring, particularly in an age of routine, serial lying and obfuscation in Washington. If there is one thing I hope my book does, it is to reintroduce us to these great Americans. Because they contradicted the official narrative – the “court histories” as author and historian M. Stanton Evans calls it – these Americans were smeared, marginalized and lost to us, their rudderless descendants.

    We need them back in our historical and moral consciousness. To that end, I am embarking on an occasional series devoted to truth-tellers highlighted in “American Betrayal.”

    I will begin with Maj. George Racey Jordan, who in 1949 and 1950 came forward to testify under oath before Congress that one big reason the Soviet Union had recently surprised the world by exploding an atomic bomb was that he, Jordan, the top “expediter” shipping thousands of tons of U.S. war supplies and aircraft through an airfield in Great Falls, Mont., to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease during World War II, had personally overseen the shipment of uranium to Moscow.

    Really? Sure enough, as a congressional investigator would testify, two specific shipments of uranium oxide and nitrate were “completely documented to include even the number of the plane that the flew the uranium … out of Great Falls.” This postwar revelation before Congress would shock and anger Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project, because he had slapped an embargo on the wartime export of uranium from the U.S. Of course, the shipments in question came from Canadian stocks. How did that happen? Therein lies a tale – a tale of betrayal.

    Meanwhile, it wasn’t just uranium Jordan expedited, as he testified. Heavy water, too.

    The congressional committee was able to document the shipment of heavy water, too.

    In all, Jordan “expedited” 23 atomic materials through the big airbase in Montana to Moscow during the war, along with nearly 14 million pounds of aluminum tubes, also essential to atomic experimentation.

    Findings in Soviet archives would later confirm that possession of the atomic bomb was what emboldened Stalin to trigger the Korean War in 1950. The implications of the theft of U.S. atomic secrets, then, becomes staggering.

    After Jordan went public, all manner of witnesses stepped forward to corroborate different aspects of his story. There was the pilot who flew the uranium shipment (and said he handled brown grains of uranium that spilled from a box). There was the GI who recognized in Moscow-bound blueprints the chemical structure of uranium. Soviet defector Victor Kravchenko, celebrated author of “I Chose Freedom,” would himself testify before Congress and corroborate specific allegations by Jordan attesting to Lend-Lease as a giant conduit of Soviet espionage.

    What even this skeletal synopsis of a tale that unfolds in detail in “American Betrayal” should make clear is that it wasn’t just the Rosenberg atomic spy ring that enabled the Soviet theft of U.S. atomic secrets. There was a massive looting effort under way inside the U.S. government overseen by senior Washington officials. Chief among these powers was Harry Hopkins, FDR’s very top, very enigmatic, very sinister (I have concluded) adviser. Hopkins was the power behind Lend-Lease – often the power behind Roosevelt, too – and a central figure in my book.

    I knew none of this “lost” history going into my research more than four years ago. Precious few Americans, I’ve since learned, do. Hopkins, once famously known as Roosevelt’s “co-president,” is as absent from our national history lessons as Jordan, a credible eyewitness to what might well have been treason. Why do we have such blanks? Why isn’t Jordan’s earth-shaking testimony, most of it corroborated by documentation and supporting eyewitness accounts, ever taught? How did Hopkins, once the most powerful man in Washington next to FDR (and maybe more so) slip out of our collective memory? Who stole our history – and why?

    These are the questions I set out to unravel in American Betrayal. On this quest, I learned there was nothing like seeking out, dusting off and listening to history’s truth-tellers.

  176. Rae

    I’m the one with comprehension problems

    pete m, don’t be too hard on yourself. For some it can be quite difficult to comprehend the contents of a 3 month graph of the Dow. Especially when it shows two months of progressive increases to a peak on 26 January 2018, then a dramatic fall followed by only a partial recovery in the ensuing month of February which, co-incidentally, is as you say just one month, but is in fact the 3rd month in the graph.

  177. JC

    So, lets get this right, we are possibly going to end up spending US$70 billion, when it’s all said and done, for the NBN. This will get us speeds of around 30 megs.

    AT&T is rolling out 5 G in Texas with 500 megs.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/5g-speed-network-lte-2018-1/?r=AU&IR=T/#what-is-5g-1

    There are now words.

  178. JC

    Pete m

    Stop talking to this imbecile, FFS.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘professional aboriginals in Landcruisers, summer UN conferences in Europe and consultancies and the rest of them off the front page of the newspaper’

    Excellent and accurate summation.

    And yet again Testes has disappeared, but he’ll be back tomorrow or the next day with some incisive commentary on East Timor or the Philippines, or his old mate who spied a Jap sub washed up next to the old Hotel Darwin.

  180. zyconoclast

    Polish PM: EU’s run out of gas, can’t force migrant quotas on sovereign nations

    The EU needs to respect national sovereignty and stop trying to force countries to take in a quota of migrants, according to the Polish PM.

    Mateusz Morawiecki said his country was doing more than enough to help with the migrant crisis, specifically by taking in loads of Ukrainian refugees and by funding relief efforts on the Syrian border.

  181. JC

    Monster

    What are you thoughts on 5G?

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Headlines in the Australian – it seems that Michael Smith has unearthed an ex detective, who investigated the Western Australian aspects of the AWU scandal, and is now alleging his investigation was interfered with at the highest levels.

  183. RobK

     does this mean general road stuff doesn’t work on cars either and it is just better car tech doing all the work?.
    Motor cycles have an intrinsic propensity for falling over and a high power to weight ratio which tends to atract a certain type of rider. That and cars are bigger.

  184. zyconoclast

    Number of child sexual abuse victims in Rotherham raised to 1,510

    The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham has been raised to 1,510, in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago.

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) detectives revealed the updated figure on Tuesday in a briefing on Operation Stovewood, the investigation into child sexual exploitation over a 16-year period in the South Yorkshire town. Prof Alexis Jay’s report in 2014 identified 1,400 victims.

    The NCA inquiry, the biggest of its kind in the UK, has identified 110 suspects, of whom 80% are of Pakistani heritage, officers said.

  185. C.L.

    This took place today at the state funeral of Nick Shehadie at St James’s Anglican Church in Sydney.
    Totally unacceptable.

  186. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    And the only argument these ponzi loving racketeers can mount is that we need immigrants because we have an aging population.

    and after the ageing is almost no population. No politician dares speak of what comes then.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    CL,

    Another $5K to the local big men I suppose. Has no place at a funeral, or anywhere for that matter.

  188. Habib

    Last figures I saw had the biggest spike was in males 40-60 getting ironed out on scoots. Due in no small degree to silly old farts (I’m one as well) having a mid-life crisis and blowing 40 large on a Harley, having never ridden a bike before. I used to live around the corner from M&W in Brisbane, and the number of pricks I saw having a get-off at the roundabout up the road was astounding. They used to have a Harley Oeners Group run once a month, and a tribe would show up; I dubbed them “Hells Accountants”.

  189. BrettW

    From Michael Smith page : Front Page of The Australian – AWU claims: WA detective breaks silence on fraud scandal (ie. Gillard, Wilson, Blewett)

  190. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Metallic hydrogen is a reality on Earth: “the holy grail” of high pressure physics

    More than 80 years after it was predicted, physicists have created metallic hydrogen, a mysterious form of hydrogens that is able to super conduct electricity without resistance at an ambient temperature.

  191. squawkbox

    Yes, Habib, one of the most remarkable things of the early 21st century midlife crisis is the number of guys wanting to buy a Harley motorcycle that possesses none of the properties that motorcycles are generally assumed to possess – speed, acceleration and handling. It’s an open question whether the Harley-
    Davidson old fart death rate is increased by the crappy brakes and handling or reduced by the lack of performance.

  192. Infidel Tiger

    This took place today at the state funeral of Nick Shehadie at St James’s Anglican Church in Sydney.
    Totally unacceptable.

    Shit, they’ve overdone the incense.

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Another $5K to the local big men I suppose. Has no place at a funeral, or anywhere for that matter.

    Up in the Western Australian wheat belt, a few years ago, an ANZAC day service began with a “welcome to country.” Two of the local veterans walked out, and I never went to another service.

  194. Habib

    I finally succumbed to a “cruiser” after 40 years, my knees, ankles and even bollocks are no longer up to rearsets and clip ons, but stayed with a Triumph, with flat bars. Took a Harley 48 for a ride, was horrible. At least a Triumph has good brakes, goes around corners and kicks along for a parallel twin with not a triple figure in ponies. Still got the Norton for being stupid on the track.

  195. squawkbox
    #2642848, posted on February 21, 2018 at 11:41 pm
    It’s an open question whether the Harley-Davidson old fart death rate is increased by the crappy brakes and handling or reduced by the lack of performance.

    Lack of performance of the old farts, in my opinion.
    Slower reaction time, stiffening up after a long ride, and worse balance than when they were young, fit, and too poor to buy a Harley.

  196. H B Bear

    Is he even a real aboriginal? Where are the possum skin undies?

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is he even a real aboriginal? Where are the possum skin undies?

    Has he been “whistlecocked” and where are the tribal scars on his chest? The scars who show that he’s a fully initiated member of the tribe, and able to conduct such ceremonies in the first place?

  198. JC

    Who encouraged Ronery’s Tourettes this evening? Stand up please.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    HBB,

    Of course he’s not real. He hasn’t got ‘FVCK AUSTRALIA BURN IT DOWN’ written in Liquid Paper on his chest.

  200. H B Bear

    New motorbikes are always an issue. I bought my Honda 600 from Rockingham south of Perth after 12 months on a little VTR250. I went to pick it up when it was pissing with rain and was pleased just to make it home. Every take off involved a heap of wheelspin as you adjust to the new clutch and power. Plenty of fun to be had on the freeway on-ramps in second gear once you got the hang of it though.

  201. They used to have a Harley Owners Group run once a month, and a tribe would show up; I dubbed them “Hells Accountants”.

    I was at the Catho pub with a bunch of inebriated, high spirited young men when 20 Harleys roared up.
    Mayhem was my prediction, imagining rebels without a cause looking for trouble.
    Wrong.
    A great bunch of Newcastle HOGs who were brilliant company and were keen to showcase their rides.

  202. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Who encouraged Ronery’s Tourettes this evening? Stand up please.

    Poor old JC. Raving on about “Ronery” again, on this blog. Silly old duffer really is past it all.

  203. Habib

    It is good to ride in a pack, you get respect from the cage-bound. I used to ride with Club Laverda a few years ago, well-heeled hoons every bit as mischevous as a flock of Finks. These days I get around very occasionally with Navy Riders or Patriots, AJ and pusser hoodlums, who’ve been riding for decades. Usually fairly sedate but Mt Mee and other tracks require a display of idiocy.

  204. I note that wingnuts on Twitter are whining that they suddenly lost hundreds or thousands of followers and are whinging about it with a #TwitterLockout hashtag. Coincidentally, Twitter just had a crackdown on Russian bots. Hmm, I wonder if those two things are related?

  205. What are you thoughts on 5G?

    a) I am old enough to remember the last 27 times that a mobile tech was supposed to replace the need for wired broadband. Pfft, wake me up when it really happens.

    b) Even if it does happen, it is likely to be so ruinously expensive that only rich old bastards like you can afford it, so it won’t matter for regular people.

  206. Wow, things are dead here at night these days.

  207. H B Bear

    mUnty said wingnuts. Skool.

  208. Baldrick

    mUnty said Russians. Skool.

  209. None

    This took place today at the state funeral of Nick Shehadie at St James’s Anglican Church in Sydney.
    Totally unacceptable.

    Anglican church = anything goes.

  210. Zyconoclast

    Harley Oeners Group 

    That is a spelling mistake.
    You mean Harley Onan Group. 😉

  211. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    mUnty said Russians. Skool.

    Balders, “Fatal Charge at Gallipoli” by John Hamilton, is interesting reading.

    “Hughes was the brigade commander, and he didn’t command.

    Anthill wasn’t the brigade commander, and he did.”

    To all the Light Horsemen, particularly the Western Australians, who paid in the “smashed crockery” for that fuck up, God rest ye merry, gentlemen. Your memorials are the little, moribund , country towns, all over Victoria and Western Australia and the wonder how things would have been, had you came home..

  212. Habib

    Fat fingers. More accurate would be “Harley Temporary Owners Group”, seeing as even if they don’t vapour-lock, get beaned by a cement truck or get impaled by a keep left sign while rolling over the top of a traffic island, their two wheeled sofa will be twocked by the local 1%er Junior Woodchucks, dismantled and shipped off to their sponsor chapter in the US in exchange for meth and Sig Sauers.

  213. Top Ender

    The retired detective who led the police investigation into the ­Australian Workers Union fraud scandal has broken his silence, calling for a fresh probe into an alleged ­conspiracy between former union ­officials and executives from ­construction giant Thiess that he claims extended to Julia Gillard’s old law firm.

    In an extraordinary development in the long-running affair, former West Australian major fraud squad officer David ­McAlpine claims his investigation into the AWU slush fund 20 years ago was “subverted” due to “political interference”.

    He said that in August 1998 the WA Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had “abruptly” ordered him to remain in Perth as he was preparing to fly to Melbourne to execute search warrants on key players, including Ms Gillard’s then employer, law firm Slater & Gordon.

    Mr McAlpine said he had retained key documents including letters, memos and telephone notes from his two-year investigation and he was willing to swear an affidavit and give evidence in any court about his knowledge of the $400,000-plus fraud. “The fact that I was lied to and this investigation was subverted and people appear to have given false evidence at a royal commission, it needs to be reinvestigated because the simple fact is the Australian people need to know the truth,” he said.

    Mr McAlpine retired from WA Police in October 2016 after 42 years of service and is now living in Thailand.

    In a written statement and audio recording sent to The Australian, Mr McAlpine claimed ­former Thiess senior executives might have misled the trade union royal commission in 2014 about alleged secret commissions paid to AWU officials Bruce Wilson and Ralph Blewitt.

    Mr Wilson has admitted to extract­ing large sums of money from Thiess for a slush fund he set up in the early 1990s with legal assistance from Ms Gillard, who was his girlfriend at the time.

    Money from the AWU Workplace Reform Association was used to partly fund the purchase of a house in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1993.

    The association was supposed to promote training and safety on construction sites.

    Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon recommended in 2015 that Mr Wilson and Mr Blewitt face prosecution for fraud-related offences connected to the fund.

    Ms Gillard has repeatedly denied knowing the fund was to be used in a fraud.

    The royal commission found that she had been “casual and haphazard” in her work at Slater & Gordon but had not committed offences, and was not aware of Mr Wilson’s conduct.

    Mr Heydon rejected Ms Gillard’s denials that she was the beneficiary of cash sums from Mr Wilson for house renovations. The commission found that the builder, Athol James, who recalled the “wads of cash”, and a union staffer, Wayne Hem, who said he had deposited $5000 at Mr Wilson’s request into her account, were telling the truth.

    The former prime minister could not be reached for comment yesterday.

    Mr Blewitt is facing 31 fraud charges and is due back in a Perth court next week.

    In his statement, Mr McAlpine recalled how he had obtained warrants in August 1998 to enter and search Slater & Gordon, Melbourne Water, Thiess and other firms in Melbourne.

    “The search warrants directed me to enter premises and search for evidence about the use of a power of attorney in the purchase of a property at Kerr Street, Fitzroy, the use of funds from the AWU Workplace Reform Association in that purchase and Slater & Gordon’s role in that property transaction,” he said.

    “As I was preparing to leave WA and execute the warrants, I was directed not to travel and not to gather that evidence. The direction came from the WA DPP … I was given no explanation as to why my investigation was ordered to be stopped.

    “Thiess executives … told me at the time they did not want to make any complaints about the money paid to Wilson via the AWU Workplace Reform Association. They said: ‘We got what we paid for’.”

    Mr McAlpine said this was further confirmed in writing in a letter signed by a manager of Thiess. “The course of my inquiry was wilfully subverted,” he said. “(Two Thiess executives) have now made the claim, under oath at a royal commission that they were deceived — that a fraud was committed on them.

    He said this “leaves two open explanations”: that their evidence to the royal commission was incorrect or the information they gave him was wrong. He said he believed at the time that the Thiess executives had been caught up in a “conspiracy with Wilson and Blewitt”.

    “I believe that conspiracy extended to other persons … and had I not been stopped from travelling and executing the search warrants, further evidence of that conspiracy would have been disclosed 20 years ago.”

    One of the executives yesterday denied misleading the royal commission and said his story had been consistent for the past 20 years.

    The other could not be reached for comment.

    Mr McAlpine called on WA Police to restart the aborted investigation to identify who benefited from the AWU fraud.

    Oz complete article – no comments allowed, though sometimes they allow them later…

  214. Knuckle Dragger

    Interesting, Zulu.

    That quote you mentioned about Hughes and Antill is, word for word, in Les Carlyon’s ‘Gallipoli’. I only just finished re-reading it.

    It’s a great turn of phrase, don’t get me wrong, but still….

  215. Zyconoclast

    Why was his State funeral not in an Antioch Othodox Church?

    From wiki…

    His grandfather Nicholas Shehadie was a clergyman in the Antioch Orthodox Church who migrated from Lebanon in 1910 and later became the head of that church in Australia and New Zealand.[1] Sir Nicholas’ father Michael remained in Lebanon due to the outbreak of World War I, won a scholarship to study chemistry at the University of Kiev and in the 1920s chose to migrate to Australia to join his father in Sydney’s growing Lebanese community. Michael earnt a living as a chemist and shopkeeper, and having been ordained in Russia took over as the pastoral head of the Antioch Church upon the death of Nicholas senior in 1934.[2]

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That quote you mentioned about Hughes and Antill is, word for word, in Les Carlyon’s ‘Gallipoli’. I only just finished re-reading it.

    You are quite correct, the quote is taken from Les Carlyon’s book on Gallipoli. I did go there as a tourist, and look at the ground over which that attack was to be made and think “Fuck that for a game of darts…”

  217. Natural Instinct

    STEYN HAS FUN WITH OUR WESTMINSTER SYSTEM
    .
    As I indicated at the end, I’m a little under the weather today, but I hope it wasn’t too obvious. In my floundering around re the Westminster system, I think I was trying to channel this thought from Simone Weil that I referenced a few years back:
    .

    Working for the Free French in London during the war, Simone Weil found herself pondering why, among the European powers, only England had maintained ‘a centuries-old tradition of liberty’. She was struck by the paradox of the Westminster system — that ultimate power is vested in one who cannot wield it in any practical sense. Endowing the sovereignty of the nation in an absentee monarch — as Australia does — is an even more exquisite refinement of the Weil theory: vesting power in its literal rather than merely political absence.
    .
    What Malcolm Turnbull [as leader of Republican movement] objects to most — she doesn’t live here! — is what I find most appealing. A minimalist monarchy is perhaps the most benign form of government one could devise — except that no hyper-rationalist would ever ‘devise’ such a thing at all.

  218. Pedro the Ignorant

    Well, well, well.
    The AWU fraud case involving Thiess, Wilson, Blewitt and the Lying Slapper just got a lot more interesting.

  219. C.L.

    I expect McAlpine will now get the treatment from the union/media slander squad.
    Embittered, broken down copper living in Thailand … etc etc.
    Watch.

  220. Knuckle Dragger

    More multicultural fun in Melbourne….

    A divisional van got into a pursuit with a car driven by an African bloke and a woman. Missing a wheel, the car stopped and the occupants got out to fight the cops.

    Both cops were ladies. One was in her 50s.

    Both cops got kicked in the head by the bloke, sending them to hospital before the villain was arrested. By other cops.

    Bloody hell. Where do you start?

  221. EvilElvis

    I finally succumbed to a “cruiser” after 40 years, my knees, ankles and even bollocks are no longer up to rearsets and clip ons, but stayed with a Triumph, with flat bars. Took a Harley 48 for a ride, was horrible. At least a Triumph has good brakes, goes around corners and kicks along for a parallel twin with not a triple figure in ponies. Still got the Norton for being stupid on the track.

    What triumph you got Habib? I’m looking at a few Speedmasters at the moment. Having long legs that are reasonably inflexible means cruisers are the go but avoiding the lifestyle Harley’s, they’re built for the puffed up bantam roosters amongst us.

    The car v bike stats aren’t hard to work out, cars are getting safer, bikes have minimal protection and are getting more powerful and faster, along with the aforementioned inexperience and rush of blood.

  222. EvilElvis

    Hate to say it KD, it needs to happen a few times before our betters will even ponder how it could have happened. So much for a society that cherishes women.

  223. Zyconoclast

    Hate to say it KD, it needs to happen a few times before our betters will even ponder how it could have happened. So much for a society that cherishes women.

    Women are used as a weapon against the alledged European Christian patriachy.
    The women are in for a shock when the patriachy is not the billionaire from 50 Shades of Grey but some beared bloke of swarthy complexion from Africa/Middle East/South Asia.
    Tbey should ask the women of Sweden and Germany.
    They should ask th e 12 y.o. girls in England what lies ahead.

  224. Zyconoclast

    Billy Graham has died.

    ABC radio did a 10 minute segment on Jimmy Swaggart today

  225. Knuckle Dragger

    EE,

    That situation used to be unthinkable back in the day. When they started it, I was working in Sunshine. We had three arvo shift crews most days for a patch of about 600,000 people. When the two lady cops were out and about, whenever possible we’d shadow them unless otherwise occupied (which was most of the time). When they needed help, which was often, the response was always ‘Geez you blokes got here quick…’

    Why they’ve got a 57 year old woman on the van escapes me though.

  226. C.L.

    Graham was a gifted evangelist. This is very entertaining and he gives as good as he gets:

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