Thursday Forum: March 8, 2018

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  1. Myrddin Seren

    Kurt Bardella, a columnist for the Huffington Post, responded that there is “credence to the idea” that old conservatives, “through the process of evolution,” will “thankfully die off, and that will be the end of that.”

    Because the soy-boys are going to inherit the earth ?

    Dive in to that peace from Tucker Carlson I posted this morning Comrade HuffPo. The industrialised world is on an extinction track and people who won’t form families, leave it too late to kick off, crashing testosterone, sterilising themselves because of climate change and all the rest of the reasons for the crashing birth rate are leading the charge going slowly in to the night.

  2. calli

    On this tariffs thing.

    A few days ago, some Cats opined that Canada and Mexico (?) were laundering Chinese steel into the US thus avoiding the 14% tariff. Now Trump is saying that Canada may be exempt from the proposed 25%.

    Was this just a shot over the bows, or was the laundering story false?

  3. DrBeauGan

    We don’t need judges though, it is going to be glaringly apparent (if this presser ever happens) whether Kim is Trump’s bitch or not.

    Given m0nty’s incredible capacity for seeing what he wants to see and ignoring what he doesn’t, the main cause of his rake problem, I think some independent judges are essential.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    Pelosi said they “make America more American.”

    It’s amazing she said that much.

    Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser (8 Mar)

    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas … 16 times.

    The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words.

    In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes.

    At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts.

    “This week we had … March 5th … marked the 6th month — the end of the … time frame,” Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump’s deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals, or DACA and the urgency of resolving the issue.

    Retire, lady, while you still can. There’s more to life than politics.

  5. notafan

    Funny line from twitter

    Made me think of someone here

    Just to be clear it was meant to be satirical but you know who would actually say it

    Remember, if someone says they aren’t a Nazi, what they’re really saying is “Heil Hitler”

  6. Delta A

    The contraceptive pill.

    I’m serious about this. I’m sure there were trials and studies done before the release of the Pill, but they had not done long term trials regarding three (or more) generations of the possible accumulation of the female hormones estrogen and progestin.

    I’d be happy to hear evidence to the contrary, because if my theory is correct, there isn’t going to be much man in manhood in a few more generations.

  7. egg_

    What a slimy little toad Albo is.

    Standard ALP duplicity.

  8. JC

    Sinc

    Monst is really annoying people.

  9. testpattern

    Pilbara sisters on a mission to preserve language

    ‘The Tuckers come from country around Wittenoom, and are among the last fluent speakers of their Banyjima language. The books are titled Ngaligurutharndu Yurlu Ngam- bigunha and Ngatharndu Minali Wangga and are available at IBN and Wangka Maya offices.’

    https://www.pilbaranews.com.au/?news/pilbara-news/pilbara-sisters-on-a-mission-to-preserve-language-ng-b88758011z

  10. DrBeauGan

    Delta A
    #2656199, posted on March 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    I’d like to know.

    I suspect the contraceptive pill.

    That’s a plausible contender, Delta. It makes sense that a fake pregnancy simulation would make males react at a biochemical level. It is very important to find out if this is true.

  11. “Save the babies! Until they’re born, then leave them to die if they get sick.”

    That is the sort of hypocrisy I will always call out.

    This really is contemptible dribble. Have you ever heard of the Sisters for Life? Maybe you could google them, dummy, rather than concocting a strawman in order to avoid facing your grossly evil position.

  12. notafan

    U.S. tariffs, to which the Trudeau government would likely retaliate, would disrupt a number of highly integrated industries in North America, from the auto to the aerospace sector. A number of steel and aluminum-importing companies in the U.S., as well as a host of prominent Trump supporters, are urging the White House to carve an exception for Canada.

    The U.S., though, might be concerned “that China is dumping certain goods onto the U.S. market, using Canada as a back door,” according to CIBC.

    “Canada takes concerns about transshipment very seriously, and we would act to end the practice,” CSPA president Joseph Galimberti told Global News.

    Donald Trump aims at China with steel tariffs but risks slamming Canada

  13. Myrddin Seren

    calli

    On this tariffs thing.

    A few days ago, some Cats opined that Canada and Mexico (?) were laundering Chinese steel into the US thus avoiding the 14% tariff. Now Trump is saying that Canada may be exempt from the proposed 25%.

    Was this just a shot over the bows, or was the laundering story false?

    Maybe it requires more digging, but I am inclined to give credence to the idea that Canada and Mexico are ‘sleeving’ Chinese metal and clipping a margin on the trade.

    eg

    Also, a Chinese billionaire has stored 6% of The worlds aluminum in Mexico so that he can go to the US tariff free. It’s just the way they work.

    I suspect this is The Art of the Deal.

    The Donald is giving Canada and Mexico a chance to repent on laundering Chinese metal and salvage NAFTA. Or they can keep funneling the Chinese metal and get treated like everyone else.

    Based on the oped from Black Pigeon Speaks I linked to this morning, I suspect J. Trudeau-Castro is awaiting orders from Beijing on what to do next ?

  14. Leigh Lowe

    The Tuckers come from country around Wittenoom, and are among the last fluent speakers of their Banyjima language

    How many phrases are there in Bananajama lingo for “child rape”?

  15. Dave in Marybrook

    Declining sperm count and collapsing testosterone?
    Get the boys playing footy again. AFLW chicks have got no shortage of muscle tone or female-directed sex drive.
    We’ll also have to stop the boys doing girly things like AFL-style ball-slapping, Warner-style victimology and Plibersek-style entitlement quotas tho. Only then will aussie men again be able to punch a ball, have a grown-up temper, own up to their mistakes and take being benched with humility.

  16. Combine Dave

    m0nty

    #2656169, posted on March 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I am an honourable man, Stimpy.

    The wrongology never stops!

  17. OldOzzie

    JACK THE INSIDER – Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon’s fruity version of facts

    I have a few kangaroos loose in my top paddock. (I thought he was referring to a Cat Contributor) That’s not supposed to be a metaphor for a loose grip on sanity although I know some will see it as a predictable conformation.

    No. I really do have Eastern Grey Kangaroos hopping past my home. I often sit outside with a cup of coffee and watch them go by.

    Occasionally the big males will jump the fence and find themselves caught inside what is not much bigger than a suburban backyard, so I leave the gates open and eventually they make their own way out. Besides scaring the hell out of the cats, they do no harm and the family enjoys their random appearances.

    While hardly a scientific basis for a census, I have noticed numbers of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the rise around my little part of regional Australia. My rough guesswork appears to be supported by the International Union for Conservation and Nature which puts Australia’s kangaroo population — Red, Western Grey, Eastern Grey and Walleroo (the four kangaroo genera that are harvested commercially) rising from 43 million in 2002 to 44 million in 2014.

    Not that you’d know that if you read the New York Times which, after the US release of the film Kangaroos: A Love-Hate Story, has continued its head scratching on the Australian psyche which might otherwise be called “How appalling Australians are.”

    In this case the stereotyping has shifted to that of a nation of slavering drunks with their pig dogs blasting away with their shotties at doe-eyed kangaroos.

    In a review of the film, the NYT claimed kangaroos were considered a pest by “farmers and ranchers.” What, no wranglers?

    According to the NYT reviewer, Ken Jaworowski, the filmmakers offered up “images of the outback and drone footage of wild animals in their habitats” which were both “breathtaking” and designed to avoid a “non-stop focus on bloodshed.” But Jaworowski gave them two thumbs up for not flinching “from stomach-turning sights.” The review concludes, “The film isn’t pretty but its message is necessary.”

    The film, as it turns out, isn’t very honest either. Critics say it fails any test of objectivity and veers directly into the polemical. But no matter, Mr Jaworowski falls into the category of believing everything he sees and more than half of what he hears without question or so it would seem.

    Fortunately, other US film reviews are not so easily convinced about Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story and have observed a sharp lack of objective facts and an unwillingness by the filmmakers to get more than one side to the a story.

    I wouldn’t mind clocking the production budgets and the source of the film’s funding especially. For what it’s worth, the filmmakers claim the film was independently funded but the film’s talking head experts come from a collective of animal rights activists known bizarrely as THINKK, a group formerly based at the University of Technology Sydney and funded by animal protection charity Voiceless.

    Their claims have been challenged and described as “misleading” by actual experts.

    It comes as no surprise that Greens senator and spokesperson on animal welfare, Lee Rhiannon, has headed off to Europe to help launch the film. Already some of Europe’s politicians have talked about a ban of kangaroo meat based on the film’s bloody depictions and the senator shows no sign of sticking up for the $200 million industry which employs 2000 people, many of them indigenous Australians.

    Rhiannon as usual cleverly avoids hard facts, preferring to doubt the data that exists in the scientific and government sectors, and opting for her own dubious assumptions.

    “The commercial shooting of kangaroos is linked with serious contamination and cruelty issues,” Rhiannon said. “The fact that Russia has suspended imports of kangaroo meat three times demonstrates that there is a problem with how the Australian government is managing the commercial kangaroo industry.”

    The more cynical among us might conclude that Rhiannon believes the Russians haven’t put a foot wrong since 1919 with the possible exception of Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika.

    Russia’s reasons for suspending the import of kangaroo meat have been nominally over e. coli contamination of kangaroo meat which is odd because the meat is tested in Australia before it is packed and shipped off. On the second occasion, the suspension occurred just three months after Malaysian Airline flight MH17 was blasted out of the air. In Russia, trade and grubby politics go hand-in-hand.

    Famine is inevitably driven by human factors. Name any famine in the 19th or 20th centuries and I’ll show you how dirty politics was the root cause. Crops fail, droughts occur, sure, but there is always a human being or beings that have put the preconditions for famine in place.

    Much has been written regarding Rhiannon’s perceived attachment to Soviet Russia and Stalin’s failed policies which brought one of the great famines of the 20th Century into harsh reality. Arthur Sinodinos described Rhiannon as a “neo-Stalinist” in the Senate.

    If she was a banner waver for the awful politics which created that huge chunk of human misery, she is now recklessly and actively pursuing another, an animal famine on this occasion that in the absence of a humane cull, would lead to an explosion of the kangaroo population and necessarily the starvation and deaths of millions of kangaroos.

    All in the name of Lee Rhiannon’s fruity version of humanity.

  18. Mother Lode

    Canada takes concerns about transshipment very seriously

    Gawd! Not the QWERTY people.

    So I wonder how Justine Trudeau dresses if he meets a herd of them?

    I am sure it will be very (cultural) appropriate – like he did in India.

  19. Myrddin Seren

    Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

    OMG – look at all those Deplorables. I’ll bet at least some of them are members of the NRA too.

    The CATO Institute will be vewy, vewy angry.

  20. Mother Lode

    How many phrases are there in Bananajama lingo for “child rape”?

    All of them.

  21. OldOzzie

    Already some of Europe’s politicians have talked about a ban of kangaroo meat based on the film’s bloody depictions and the senator shows no sign of sticking up for the $200 million industry which employs 2000 people, many of them indigenous Australians.

    Are we breeding a bunch of wussies these days (including my kids and grandkids) – I used to Roo Shoot, aiming usually for a head shot (cleaner that way) and then could skin a Roo in under 5 mins (pegging the skin during the day on an Anthill to clean the underside of the skin) .

    Having done the skinning, cleaned out the entrails and hung the meat protected from the flies.

  22. JC

    You gotta love Fakenews CNN.


    @cnni
    “There is no way that President Trump can be ready, by May, to have a high stakes negotiation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, it’s just impossible. … You can’t wing it.” – Samantha Vinograd reacts to Trump agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un http://cnn.it/2FoNIit

  23. testpattern

    ‘How many phrases are there in Bananajama lingo for “child rape”?’

    Yes! The cancer cluster has started already! Just add water and racist food and watch the sea monkeys multiply! First monkey to appear Lowe than a Leigh’s belly!

  24. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce. I can think of no one better than Pelosi to represent as the best and brightest that the Democrats have to offer.

  25. Gilas

    The trolls and their creamy, sticky socks have most of the cats enthralled.

    And owned!

    FMS!

  26. Mother Lode

    It’s not the race – it’s the culture.

  27. Cactus

    I find it funny when lefties say that don’t worry, you righties will die off and the future will be progressive. They really don’t get that as you age and have more wisdom and wealth to protect there is a natural tendency to move to the right in anyone’s political world view. I point that out and tell em – one day we will get you too!

  28. testpattern

    ‘It’s not the race – it’s the culture’

    It’s not the culture it’s the dysfunction, the breakdown of culture. You Sea Monkey!

  29. testpattern

    I’m Barnaby sailorman toot toot
    I lives in a beetroot can,
    I got cucked by Bluto
    But I really don’t know
    It coulda been Canavan toot toot!

  30. Chris

    In regard to Trump’s flaws:

    Hillary Clinton will never be President.

  31. OldOzzie

    Canberra Public Servants expect life long attachment to the Australian Taxpayers Teat

    Defence coy on eviction of Griggs’ first wife from Duntroon home

    Complaints about the handling of the removal of the ex-wife of the military’s second highest officer from a government-supplied home in Canberra prompted ­Defence to say it would conduct a review of policies regarding such cases.

    However, yesterday it was not clear whether any such review had taken place.

    The proposed review was among a number of controversial issues that arose within Defence as a result of the 2014 breakup of Vice Chief of Defence Vice Admiral Ray Griggs from his wife of 22 years, Kerrie.

    Kerrie Griggs raised a series of complaints relating to the breakup including the way she was forced to leave the couple’s official Defence residence at the Duntroon complex in Canberra in 2015.

    Her complaints led to two ­reviews by Defence chiefs, which cleared VCDF Griggs of any ­impropriety, as did an Inspector General of the Australian ­Defence Force investigation into Ms Griggs’ concerns.

    The IGADF did, however, note some actions relating to the treatment of Ms Griggs over the housing issue had been regrettable or could have been better handled.

    Ms Griggs also complained to Defence and the commonwealth Ombudsman about policies that came into play in her case in ­relation to the removal of Defence dependants from Defence housing following the breakup.

    She alleged Defence actions were contrary to the intent and provisions of parts of the Family Law Act and the duty of care the commonwealth had to dependants living in the housing.

    She told authorities she had been residing in the historic home in the Duntroon complex for three years with her husband ­before their breakup.

    She alleged her husband, without warning her, had on April 1, 2015 notified a commander of the breakdown of the marriage, which “initiated a 28-day period during which she and her family were ­required to vacate the house”. Ms Griggs had raised concerns about how Defence no longer considered her a dependant after her husband made the voluntary declaration that his ­relationship had broken down.

    She complained as a result of the decision there were “serious consequences” that a person would be involuntarily deprived of housing and other benefits. Ms Griggs also raised concerns that Defence had not made inquiries to determine if she was divorced and that she was still living in ­Defence housing.

    She alleged that if proper ­inquiries had been made it would have established that she was not divorced and was still living in the residence and that Defence ­housing could not move her out.

    Ms Griggs called for Defence to ensure that appropriate commanding officers be made aware of the correct legal interpretation of the laws regarding the dependent status of members.

    The Ombudsman noted that Defence accepted the right of a party to a marriage to reside in the matrimonial home, but Defence believed these rights did not ­override rights and interests of third parties such as landlords.

    Ombudsman Michael Buss said the Defence view had been explained and “its position and reasons are comprehensible”.

    Defence had “acknowledged that Ms Griggs’ complaint had brought to light some of the ­difficulties associated with relationship breakdowns where individuals occupy tied residences”, he said. “In these circumstances, I consider Defence’s undertaking to carry out a review to be a not unreasonable response, and for this reason no further investigation is warranted.’’

    The Australian has asked Defence if it conducted the review.

    A spokesman said Defence ­responded to a request for ­information with advice the ­department could consider how best to apply policy but there was no need for fundamental change.

    From the Comments

    – It’s not the Commonwealth’s responsibility to sort out Griggs impropriety, the house should have immediately been charged at market rates possibly $5000 per week and Griggs should have paid it until he made arrangements to relocate her as in any other separation / divorce. I suggest Griggs now be sacked for bringing disrepute on the ADF.

    – $5000 a week for a house in Canberra would get you better digs than an old house at Duntroon, but I get your point. Griggs should have been paying, not the taxpayer.

    I don’t care which Griggs pays — the ex-husband or the ex-wife — but it shouldn’t be Australian taxpayers.

  32. Mother Lode

    I find it funny when lefties say that don’t worry, you righties will die off and the future will be progressive.

    Every generation of progressives think they are the first one and that they are the turning point in history (er…herstory…xerstory…)

    It is the same way that a child sitting in a car looks out the window believes the clouds are following them.

    Or the way they think of some heroic figure born 200 years ago as young, but their grandfather born much more recently as having always been old.

  33. thefrollickingmole

    Pilbara sisters on a mission to preserve language

    Awesome, good for them.
    Why does the brain dead goon connoisseur expect this to upset anyone?

  34. OldOzzie

    Divorce guide: Mannering sisters unite on how to divorce by the book

    When Lucy Mannering’s 10-year marriage to former trade union boss Paul Howes broke down in 2012 and she became a member of “the club you never wanted to join’’, she was luckier than many people negotiating a divorce.

    Her father, Tony, practised ­family law for almost four decades and knew exactly how to split ­assets, finalise property settlements and arrange shared custody of the couple’s three children.

    The same went for Lucy’s sister Rebekah when she separated from her husband of 17 years. Their father was essentially a ­living, breathing guidebook on going through a separation.

    But in 2016, when Lucy was asked to help her best friend through a divorce, she realised there was nothing out there to help people going through one of the most trying periods of life.

    “There was a whole heap of books on pregnancies, birth or step-parenting but when it came to divorce and separation there was this black hole,” Lucy told The Australian.

    So she called on Rebekah, a practising family lawyer, to collaborate on a book. “We would get home, get the kids fed and into bed and then sit on our laptops writing and chatting,” Rebekah said. “It was a lovely bonding ­experience, we loved it.”

    After two years, the book was picked up by Melbourne University Press, and the Mannering sisters will launch their project in stores across the country today.

    The 250-page guide to separation, divorce and family law in Australia offers advice on everything from dress codes and ­etiquette at court to how to avoid “texting your ex” during times of emotional distress.

    Surviving Your Split uses humour to help readers with difficult issues like infidelity, unhealthy communication, anger management and grief.

    “Don’t throw all of your ex’s clothes on the lawn and set them on fire,” the authors advise. “For one, it’s really bad for the grass and if they’ve (the spouse has) left, that grass is now your problem and your problem alone.

    Despite the tears and resentment that come with any divorce, Lucy said she quickly learned to keep the couple’s children at the forefront of their communication and that fostering a respectful ­relationship was “the most ­important part of co-parenting”.

    She described Paul as a ­“fantastic father” and said that the pair spoke daily about their ­children.

    “I wanted to communicate in the book that there’s another life on the other side and it can be a great life,” she said.

    While juggling her debut as a published author with motherhood and a career in law, Lucy has also decided to run against Chris Gambian for Labor preselection in the marginal seat of Banks, in Sydney’s south, currently held by Liberal David Coleman.

  35. Mother Lode

    The dysfunction is inseparable from the culture, you coelenterate.

  36. Baldrick

    @cnni
    “There is no way that President Trump can be ready, by May, to have a high stakes negotiation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, it’s just impossible. … You can’t wing it.” – Samantha Vinograd reacts to Trump agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un

    Trump is God. He was born ready.

  37. Bruce of Newcastle

    look at all those Deplorables. I’ll bet at least some of them are members of the NRA too.

    Yes.

    Steel and Aluminum Workers Praise Donald Trump for Protective Tariffs

    Dusty Stevens, a superintendent at Century Aluminum Potline in Kentucky, said that new tariffs would help his factory ramp up production to full capacity. “This is going to bring over 300 jobs to the surrounding community,” he said. Each of the workers that brought hard hats to the Oval Office had them signed by President Trump.

    Poll: More Than 80 Percent of Americans Support Trump’s Trade Economic Nationalism

    As Trump signed into law his 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum to protect American workers and U.S. industries, more than 80 percent of Americans say they support the president’s trade economic nationalism.

    In a Harvard-Harris poll, about 83 percent of Americans said they supported Trump’s effort to level the playing field on foreign trade to reverse the decades-long pattern of multinational free trade agreements which have wiped out broad portions of the Rust Belt and middle America.

    Confessions Of A Congressional Staffer: “Trump Is A Political Genius. Full Stop.”

    In the days after his steel and aluminum tariff announcement, I’m told union leadership in this country have been inundated with messages of support for Trump from their members. Think about it. All those crucial Midwest swing states are becoming “Trump Country”

    May not be a perfect economic policy (and he’s offset the tariffs with deregulation) but it sure looks like an effective political policy.

  38. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2656169, posted on March 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm
    I am an honourable man, Stimpy.

    Sure, Cassius!

  39. Have you ever heard of the Sisters for Life?

    Nunneries are not replacements for hospitals.

  40. notafan

    Might be a rerun but this was the follow up story

    Katie Katie Katie

    Law and order is a state responsibility.

    Rather than point out where Trumble lives why don’t you point the finger at Dan Dan Victorian Government Boss Man?

    But lol on taxpayer/ ordinary people are the vulnerable ones

    Such a conservative position to take

    of course your attacker was a druggie so you won’t get called a xenophobic racist and ostracized by the cool kids for getting angry sick

    “The police are ultimately wasting their time because this guy, when the detectives arrived one of them said, ‘I know him. I arrested him six weeks ago.’ And then a senior sergeant arrived later and said, ‘I know him. I arrested him two weeks ago,’” she revealed in an interview on the Today show.

    “My taxes are supporting this guy who is trying to kick my front door in, and my taxes are paying for the cops to come to try and sort him out and my taxes are paying judges and magistrates who are letting them out. It is not sustainable. It is not right. And I don’t know where it’s going to end, but my God I’m so pissed off about it.”

    ‘I’m so p*ssed off’: Kate Langbroek furious at cops’ revelation after attack

  41. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    @cnni

    “There is no way that President Trump can be ready, by May, to have a high stakes negotiation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, it’s just impossible. … You can’t wing it.” – Samantha Vinograd reacts to Trump agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un

    I don’t think we are in Obamamastan anymore young Vinograd.

  42. Boambee John

    John Constantine at 1504

    Two million military age jihadis imported into the heart of merkeldom is the Hussein Obama demographic legacy, the mindset that sees the Irish government out to destroy Irish racism by importing a million military age breeders that are optically not old Irish, so the streets will look like a world city.

    Genocide is evil, except when their laft fascists are committing cultural genocide.

  43. OldOzzie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2656249, posted on March 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm
    Robots may one day replace human crop pickers in the UK in light of a decline in the seasonal labor market.

    Brilliant concept – needed here in Oz

  44. Leigh Lowe

    @cnni
    “There is no way that President Trump can be ready, by May, to have a high stakes negotiation on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, it’s just impossible. … You can’t wing it.” – Samantha Vinograd reacts to Trump agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un

    Three generations of Kim Phat Phuks have been plotting to get their hands on nukes for forty years.
    Seriously, Defense and State haven’t been war-gaming this to death?
    If not, what the fuck have they been doing (apart from bleaching data off private servers and making up shit about Benghazi)?
    Fucking hell!
    Imagine if Kim Jong Haircut had proposed a meeting and Trump had said “we’re not ready yet.”

  45. JC

    It’s a very counterproductive policy, Bruce and no amount of lipstick is going to make this pig looking good. Tariffs will end up costing the US consumer more for a tiny increase in employment in the steel industry. Furthermore, as Henry Ergas suggests, exempting Canada and Mexico will result in funneling cheap steel imports to those countries ready for export to the US. This absurdly makes US carmakers less competitive. Totally stupid.

    The better way of looking at things is to say Trump has basically zeroed a lot of the good work done on the deregulation front. It’s horrible.

  46. Boambee John

    dover beach at 1557

    I was having a chop at one of m0nty’s many stupidities today!

  47. DrBeauGan

    Dave in Marybrook
    #2656223, posted on March 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    Declining sperm count and collapsing testosterone?
    Get the boys playing footy again. AFLW chicks have got no shortage of muscle tone or female-directed sex drive.

    I think you’ve got the causality back to front, Dave. It’s because males are feminised that they aren’t interested in footy.

  48. Boambee John

    db

    Sorry, that was m0nty’s dribble, my response reversed it to demonstrate his stupidity.

  49. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    What a slimy little toad Albo is.

  50. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    Tariffs will end up costing the US consumer more for a tiny increase in employment in the steel industry.

    Certainly true.
    However if the deregulation saves companies a comparable amount of dough isnt that politically a net gain?

    Trump already gave the soy boys of Canada something to sook about, i dont think hed be much more merciful on steel.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-canada-trade-lumber/u-s-slaps-dumping-duties-on-canadian-wood-ottawa-vows-to-fight-idUSKBN19H2F8

    Trump might end up being economically awful, but I dont think its in dispute he will be trying to maximize American interests while doing so.

  51. Trump might end up being economically awful, but I dont think its in dispute he will be trying to maximize American interests while doing so.

    This really is the third term of the Dubbya administration.

  52. JC

    Since when have you become a free trader, Monty Hayek.

    Shut up, as this isn’t something you ought to be discussing, you big idiot.

  53. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2656238, posted on March 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    ‘It’s not the race – it’s the culture’

    It’s not the culture it’s the dysfunction, the breakdown of culture. You Sea Monkey!

    Turns out that ‘dysfunction’ can only be cured with copious quantities of OPM, channelled through parasites like test pattern.

  54. C.L.

    ‘Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is gathering evidence that Erik Prince’s meeting in the Seychelles was, in fact, “an effort to establish a back-channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin.”

    A witness cooperating with Mueller has told investigators the meeting was set up in advance so that a representative of the Trump transition could meet with an emissary from Moscow to discuss future relations between the two countries …

    Washington Post, June 2017: We may owe our lives to a back channel with Russia.

    … in late April 1961, during the first year of the Kennedy administration, when Soviet spy Bolshakov, using an American newspaperman as an intermediary, first approached Attorney General Kennedy for a secret meeting, Bobby did not hesitate to say yes. Bolshakov posed as the editor of a glossy English-language publication on Soviet life. Under cover, he was a colonel in the GRU, the military counterpart of the KGB. More significantly, his patron in Moscow was Aleksei Adzhubei, son-in-law of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev…

    The president’s brother and the short, tubby Russian spy met dozens of times over the next 18 months. The Kennedys had been warned against relying on the bureaucrats at the State Department by their father, who felt he had been undone by professional diplomats during his rocky tenure as ambassador to Britain at the beginning of World War II. JFK viewed State as slow-moving and lightweight. “They’re not queer, but, well, they’re sort of like Adlai,” he said, referring to Adlai Stevenson, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

    So … the Prince claim is a giant yawn burger.

  55. H B Bear

    “My taxes are supporting this guy who is trying to kick my front door in, and my taxes are paying for the cops to come to try and sort him out and my taxes are paying judges and magistrates who are letting them out. It is not sustainable. It is not right. And I don’t know where it’s going to end, but my God I’m so pissed off about it.”

    Join the club Toots. The back of the line is way over there.

  56. C.L.

    MSNBC: Robert Kennedy’s back channel with the Russians.

    In the spring of 1961, Bolshokov passed word through his American reporter friends that he wanted to meet the president’s brother.

    When the two men got together, Bobby suggested they open a back channel between President Kennedy and Khrushchev apart from the US Department of State.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    Shut up, as this isn’t something you ought to be discussing, you big idiot.

    Add it to the list of subjects mUnter should stick his nose into.

  58. Have you ever heard of the Sisters for Life?

    Nunneries are not replacements for hospitals.

    What a truely stupid and evasive response. Your position on this is simply bluff and bluster.

  59. Since when have you become a free trader, Monty Hayek.

    I have always been a free trader, JC. Do pay attention, old man.

  60. OldOzzie

    Secretary Wilbur Ross Outlines The New Era in Trade Priorities After Steel and Aluminum Action…

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears for an interview with Trish Regan immediately after President Trump signed the Presidential Proclamation to advance Steel and Aluminum tariffs to protect and expand American industry.

    In this interview Secretary Ross elevates the discussion beyond just Steel and Aluminum and begins to expand -and emphasize- the perimeter of an entirely new American approach toward trade, “reciprocity“. Indeed for the very first time in this interview Secretary Ross gives a preview into what will follow and how ‘reciprocity’ will be applied.

    The specific target has always been China; and POTUS Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, USTR Robert Lighthizer and Trade Policy Adviser Peter Navarro know to hit their target they have to get past the hurdle of trans-shipments of Steel to proxy nations by China to avoid the tariff.

    So what does POTUS Trump do…. he takes the position of the tariff opponents and amplifies it. Trump’s trade policy opponents, realizing something was going to happen regardless of their opposition, started demanding “targeted tariffs”; that is, tariffs applied against target nations. POTUS Trump brilliantly spins their position and says: ok, let’s target by granting “exceptions” to the tariffs.

    What POTUS will announce is “targeted exemptions” to the trade tariffs on Steel and Aluminum. Not “targeted tariffs”, but rather “targeted exemptions”.

    The exemption approach puts more power in the hands of Team ‘America-First’ than targeting the steel dumpers directly. Team Trump will reward good behavior.

    Any nation that acts like a Chinese proxy in the trans-shipment problem will not get relief from the tariffs. However, the nations that manufacture and trade honestly will be granted tariff relief. This allows Team Trump to evaluate the origin of the Steel used by countries that want to import their finished goods into the U.S. If they are using Chinese Steel, the tariff applies. If they are using their own manufactured steel, there is no tariff.

    See how brilliantly that works?

    By taking the position of his opposition and modifying it to enhance his own policy, POTUS has gained leverage. The U.S.A. now holds the strength of enforcement based on American determination of origin of their material. If the producing nation doesn’t follow the Trump rules, they will pay the tariff. In essence, Trump is helping all manufacturing nations by positioning the United States as the “steel compliance office”. We will determine who is using Chinese Steel and who is not.

    This also gives Trump, Ross and Lighthizer massive leverage against China. No country will want to lose access to the U.S. market by engaging in the sketchy trans-shipping arrangement with China. POTUS Trump holds all the cards.

    This approach also puts Mexico and Canada (NAFTA) on notice that if they use Chinese steel they will face a tariff despite our NAFTA agreement. Again, more leverage.

    Brilliantly played….

  61. notafan

    When alleged Australian born Catholic Monty calls convents ‘nunneries’ you know he is trolling

    he’s got nuthin’

  62. JC

    Sinc

    Monst is now lying about having always supported free trade. This shocking lie deserves another remorseless lifetime ban.

  63. Top Ender

    Hero crashes and burns!

    RESURRECTION IN THE PACIFIC (1941-42)

    Hendo turned to Tonightly last night after watching the Thursday edition of Outsiders – starring Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean. This is not up to the standard of the Sunday edition (there are two) since the witty newsreader and all-round philosopher – Sky News newsreader Jaynie Seal – does not get a gig. Shame.

    Even so, last night Outsiders broke one big story. Your man Cameron revealed that the USS Lexington “was sunk by the Bismarck” in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. Previously it had been thought that the Bismarck was a German battleship which had been sunk by the British Navy in the Atlantic in May 1941 – and that it was the Japanese Navy that engaged the Allies in the Battle of the Coral Sea a year later in the Pacific Ocean – during which the Lexington was scuttled after being hit by Japanese aircraft. It was written – but Ross Cameron has now said. What a scoop.

    Sure, all commentators make mistakes (MWD included). It’s just that the Cameron blunder fits MWD’s narrative that the Outsiders co-presenter’s mind is too full of the teachings of Marcus Aurelius and this squeezes out real facts – covering such matters as USS Lexington and the Bismarck.

    Link

  64. C.L.

    Pictured: the moment not one but two armed ACT police officers stand over and fine old man in his 70s for silently praying the rosary outside abortion clinic.

    Report: Abortion opponents have protest charges dismissed for prayers outside clinic.

    Magistrate Theakston dismissed the charges.

    “I accept they were each engaged in silent prayer, and that such prayer involved no component of expression, communication or message to those around them,” he said.

    “The only reservation I have in that regard, arises from the presence of the rosary beads in the hands of Mr Clancy.

    “However, the presence of those rosary beads, without any other symbolic display or gesture, leaves me with a significant doubt about whether there was any expression, communication or message by Mr Clancy.”

    Note well: chopping your unborn baby’s head off is OK.
    Holding a rosary on a nearby public bench causes ACT magistrates considerable concern.

  65. thefrollickingmole

    This really is the third term of the Dubbya administration.

    Mouth breather level rebuttal.

    Montys just phoning it in at this stage,
    Low ebergy
    Sub par
    Sad
    The pocket turtle of blogging.

  66. egg_

    Robots may one day replace human crop pickers in the UK in light of a decline in the seasonal labor market.

    “Picky” joins Flippy and the new robot barista in Japan

  67. C.L.

    And congratulations to those three elderly men in Canberra for telling the police to go fuck themselves re those $750 fines – for silently praying.

  68. Note well: chopping your unborn baby’s head off is OK.
    Holding a rosary on a nearby public bench causes ACT magistrates considerable concern.

    Indeed. What a country. The picture of those two policemen harassing a man in silent prayer is disgraceful. But it is instructive the lengths urban bugmen go to in defense of this monstrous practice.

  69. thefrollickingmole

    Monty, even lower energy than old man Keating…

    Former Australian prime minister Keating says Trump ‘surprisingly’ good at foreign policy
    Paul Keating had not expected US president to have ‘such a pragmatic’ grasp of international affairs

    “America has gone on for 24 years without a strategy,” Keating told a business conference in Sydney on Friday, during which he criticised Barack Obama’s timidity and “lack of policy ambition” in office.

    “Trump has, surprisingly – and I hope he maintains this – put his hand up for the right policy.”…
    ….
    “We lost two Clinton terms as these huge changes in the post-colonial world were taking place.”

    Keating also criticised George W Bush for blowing two presidential terms attempting to “propagate American values in the Middle East” while Chinese influence was growing in Asia.

  70. Chris

    OldOzzie, that Unimog is maybe as good as the custom OKA 4WD camper I had a few trips in, but despite its size and sophistication was built for less than the then-price of a fully-kitted Cruiser.

    The owner drove it to work every day in the city for maybe ten years, I think he regarded it as wrong to keep multiple cars. One day he walked into Reception and said “I’ve done a terrible thing…’
    As he was backing into his designated space he felt a little resistance, so he gave it a bit more engine and a bit lighter on the clutch and she parked neatly. When he got out to lock up he found a little Hyundai compressed between his bumper and the tree in line with his space.

  71. stackja

    Is this the real reason Jessica Rowe quit Studio 10?
    Annette Sharp, The Daily Telegraph
    March 9, 2018 3:33pm
    Subscriber only
    AT 3pm on Wednesday I told my friends at Network Ten I was tired of Jessica Rowe’s kooky oddball schtick. By 9am Friday she was gone.

    Now I’m not saying I have the power to “bone” Jessica Rowe. After the fallout the last time she was “boned” (sacked) by the Nine Network in 2006, none would want to be associated with such a thing.

    Certainly not Ten’s fastidious new owners CBS who are currently cleaning house.

    Rowe announced her resignation from Studio 10 on air this morning.

    It would suggest Ten’s new owners CBS are getting serious about the network’s news content and I, as a lover of high quality news production (which Studio 10 has never been if truth be told), am grateful for that.

  72. Confused Old Misfit

    exempting Canada and Mexico will result in funneling cheap steel imports to those countries ready for export to the US.

    Preventing that backdoor access is exactly what is desired from the NAFTA negotiations according to Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro. Manufactured exports from Canada and Mexico will have to be certified as produced from domestic (or American) steel or some such arrangement. Absent an agreement on this issue NAFTA fails and Canada and Mexico are subject to the tariff. I stand to be corrected but I believe Canada has, now, only two domestic steel mills. There are about four other companies that process steel and one I think that could be brought back into production. But whether these could satisfy the domestic Canadian market and the manufactured exporting trade I do not know.
    Of course, the manufacturing centre of Canada is in the province of Ontario. A province that, like South Australia and Victoria, has completely botched its energy supply with the inevitable result of completely noncompetitive electrical costs.

  73. stackja

    C.L.
    #2656280, posted on March 9, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    And ACL events never explained.

  74. egg_

    I got cucked by Bluto
    But I really don’t know
    It coulda been Canavan toot toot!

    Testes sinks to a new low, as family post here.

    Don’t you boast about cuckolding your brother?

    /Sadder than sad.

  75. calli

    But it is instructive the lengths urban bugmen go to in defense of this monstrous practice.

    Yes, Dover. I wonder if the policemen have reflected on all the steps that led them to fine those old saints. I hope they have.

    Sitting in silent prayer in that place may look like nothing, but it has eternal significance. And the opposition knows it. That’s why it must be stopped by any means.

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monst is now lying about having always supported free trade. This shocking lie deserves another remorseless lifetime ban.

    Look let’s get through the Trump Fatboy Summit first.
    Then Sinc can lifetime ban him again.

  77. OneWorldGovernment

    The truly amazing thing that Trump has done with coal, oil, gas and now steel and aluminium is that he now has the ‘blue dog’ democrats as well as the ‘main street’ republicans.

    Democrats will end up as a coalition between never Trumpers and antifa thugs.

  78. calli

    And thank you to those Cats who have answered my question about the steel so thoroughly.

    There seems to be very little in-depth analysis on the MSM. I can’t imagine why not.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Even so, last night Outsiders broke one big story. Your man Cameron revealed that the USS Lexington “was sunk by the Bismarck” in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942

    He wouldn’t still be on the payroll, would he?

  80. egg_

    “Picky” joins Flippy and the new robot barista in Japan

    They might join our own SwagBot (farmbot) on International Robots Day?

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Don’t you boast about cuckolding your brother?

    Did he pick the sister-in-law up from kindy?

  82. OneWorldGovernment

    Little remarked upon here were the results of the Texas primaries.

    Senator Cruz got more republican votes than the entire democrat field combined.

    And now Trump and Sessions have turned their sights on California and their secessionist State Laws.

  83. H B Bear

    Is this the real reason Jessica Rowe quit Studio 10?
    Annette Sharp, The Daily Telegraph
    March 9, 2018 3:33pm

    About 4 hours after my idle speculation this morning. Not bad for a j’ismist. I suspect she won’t be Robinson Crusoe either.

  84. Confused Old Misfit

    There seems to be very little in-depth analysis on the MSM. I can’t imagine why not.

    I was disappointed by the lack of nuance in the Ergas article. The video Sinc posted also appears to miss some important features.
    They writers seem to approach the tariffs as if they were already in place and writ in stone rather than devices used in ongoing negotiations.
    I would like to see a post on this from Judith Sloan.

  85. JC

    There’s a report on Fox this evening that Arkansas state is commencing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation finances.

    I can’t imagine anything improper is unearthed. 🙂

  86. egg_

    Can we replace Squalid with Max Headroom?
    Think of the ‘borgs.

  87. Mother Lode;

    For years governments have been adding to the cost of doing anything with regulations , charges, taxes, endless statutory requirements, reportage, assessments etc.

    Having heaped such a burden on anyone trying to produce anything, they come along ans day they will help you…but it will cost.

    Adani would have found it much cheaper to have several members of the Federal Labor Party accidentally commit Arkancide. Had they done so, they wouldn’t find themselves in the horrid position they are in now, with their fingers caught in the mincer of Australian politics.
    No matter which way they turn the handle, it’s still going to hurt like hell.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Kenyan goes Hollywood.

    He’s already been Hollywood. Don’t you remember Southside With You?
    That’s OK. Most of the world wouldn’t either.

  89. Farmer Gez

    Julie Bishop wades into the Trump tariff issue today.
    540 million in steel and aluminium exports to the US and we are likely to be exempted from the tariff.
    1.4 billion in pulse grains trade to India and tariffs now at 60%. No exemption.
    Playing to the beltway our Julie.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    Arkansas state is commencing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation finances.

    What poor b$stard drew that duty?
    I hope he’s insured.
    And I hope he has backup.
    Lots and lots.

  91. Gab

    When the OECD announced this week that Australia’s budget should focus on reducing debt, did anyone here see Monty howling his favourite word AUSTERITY? As he did when Abbott was mentioning budget cuts? No, didn’t think so.

  92. OneWorldGovernment

    Labor, without U, absolutely hate India.

    Rudd banned Uranium and now they stop Coal.

  93. JC

    Gab

    Monst is an angry lesbian and angryfied lesbians don’t like the word austerity.

  94. struth

    Isn’t it funny.
    You van judge the success of Trump by the excitement of Monty.
    Love it.
    He’s a fruit loop, this is hurting him like hell.
    God bless Trump and the USA.

    Now please stop talking about Tariffs to Julie Bitchop, she has more important issues to deal with.
    Right now she can’t find any shoes to match the dress she plans to wear to this weekend’s horse racing derby, and her boyfriend is using the withdrawal of sex if he has to pay for his own flight to get there.

    Priorities, son, priorities.

    Her hat is a bit second rate, I hear she’s not happy with it either, just to make matters worse.

  95. OneWorldGovernment

    Funniest response I’ve seen about Trump’s evil “trade war” was Jean-Claude Juncker, President of The European Commission and the man that wants an EU Army, telling the world that he is drawing up a list of USA products that the EU will tariff in response.

    I hope Trump bombs the f*k out of Luxembourg and Belgium.

    gdp of eu versas usa?

  96. testpattern

    ‘Former Australian prime minister Keating says Trump ‘surprisingly’ good at foreign policy’

    Keating was a terrible strategic thinker who failed. He pushed through a Defence Treaty with Jakarta to contain China – something he now says we shouldn’t be doing. His treaty with the bloody dictator Suharto failed, as he was warned it would. It should’ve been left until Indonesia had achieved some sort of a democratic transition. He conducted the negotiations in secret so the public wouldn’t know and protest. Some democrat. It didn’t survive the first crisis, E.Timor in 1999. Keating would’ve committed both E.Timor and W.Papua to eternal oppression, and Australia to support it. Some democrat huh. Keating’s foreign policy was a failure, he had no judgement then and has no credibility now.

  97. testpattern

    ‘Don’t you boast about cuckolding your brother’

    In Port Irony, Capital of the Pilll-bara, we would cuck joseph the fucking carpenter and his tribal brother. But they’re cryptids who never existed.

  98. Mother Lode;

    The dysfunction is inseparable from the culture, you coelenterate.

    Good God! That word brought back a few lines from an irreverent ditty in ‘The Kraken Wakes’by John Wyndham!

  99. BrettW

    One for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Lisa Wilkinson and Tanya etc.

    Brisbane Ch 7 newsreader Bill McDonald has been sacked. 7 Current Affairs boss denied negotiations failed due to a speculated pay gap between McDonald and co-host Sharyn Ghidella who is rumoured to earn significantly more.

    No doubt the feminists who came out in support of Lisa W v Karl S will now look into this gender pay gap.

    Oops, sorry silly me. I just realised McDonald is a member of the new group that is the no longer in favour. White Anglo males.

  100. egg_

    Cain slew Abel, Testes just cucked his bro.

  101. testpattern

    Coincidentally, or not, the always well advised Gusmao is claiming Australia now owes $5 billion extracted [stolen] during the life of the defunct CMATS from territory now controlled by ET. Just coincidence, of course.

    ‘The construction of a gas pipeline for Timor-Leste would only have viable commercial returns with a “direct subsidy” from the Government or another source of $ 5.6 billion, a conciliation commission of the UN.

    This is the conclusion on the options for the Greater Sunrise well development model issued by the Conciliation Commission that mediated the negotiations between Australia and Timor-Leste that culminated in the two-country maritime border treaty signed on Tuesday in New York .’

    https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/gasoduto-para-timor-leste-so-com-subsidio-de-56-mmusd—comissao-da-onu-9167108.html

  102. testpattern

    ‘The dysfunction is inseparable from the culture’

    Wrong again you unfathomable squid.

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort. That has been caused by porn, internet porn in particular. Anyone health professional who has experience on the coalface will tell you this. The media have been slow to publicise this because the issue is being used to run political rather than health agendas. And in your case, a racist agenda.

  103. Baldrick

    Note the pictures used in this ABC story about the Trump/Jong-un meeting.
    One is a happy-go-lucky Communist dictator, the other sour-faced individual is the democratically elected leader of the free world.
    They just can’t help themselves.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In Port Irony, Capital of the Pilll-bara, we would cuck joseph the fucking carpenter and his tribal brother.

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort. That has been caused by porn, internet porn in particular.

    Nothing to do with the example set by others?

  105. rickw

    Arkansas state is commencing an investigation into the Clinton Foundation finances.

    What poor b$stard drew that duty?
    I hope he’s insured.
    And I hope he has backup.
    Lots and lots.

    Wow, that’s the third guy this month that’s suicided by shooting themselves twice in the head!?

  106. thefrollickingmole

    Does anyone know why splattersack is obsessed with juvenile STD rates?

    Porn causes masturbation, not syphilis.

  107. testpattern

    Yesterday, TP’s history lesson in honour of International Womens Day was to revive the work of the estimable Australian Harrison Lee Cowie, from Victoria, a fighter for Prohibition. Today we continue the lesson. The truth was so threatening that elements both here and in NZ called for her poem to be banned. The truth is we still need Prohibition.

    ‘There are men in jail in NZ for writing far less dangerous lies than are contained in the detestable scrap of paper before us,’ opined one paper in 1917.

    THE CRY OF THE MOTHERS TO THE BREWERS (Ezekiel vii, 19)

    We come in our sorrow and anguish, we are coming again and again,
    You are the Makers of Money, we are the Mothers of Men.
    Sons and brothers and fathers do you hear the wall of our woe ?
    We gave up our boys for the Empire, we called on our men to go.

    We knew they would come to us shattered, limbless and blind and lame,
    But we gloried that God allowed us a share in our country’s fame.
    But they came to us shattered and crippled, not by bullet or ball,
    But for the sake of a hellish traffic, you caused Our laddies to fall.

    Stricken, diseased unholy, withered in body and soil,
    The Brewers returned our bairnies, the boys we had given up whole..

    Betsy Lee aka Harrison Lee Cowie

    https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TO19170915.2.5.4

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort. That has been caused by porn, internet porn in particular.

    So how do parents fit into this equation?
    Do we know if they have parents?
    Do they know the names of their own parents?
    Is this because of the NBN?

  109. Roger.

    Politicians suddenly rush out of their offices to defend the Australian steel industry from Trump’s tariffs…

    What are they doing about the high energy costs, transport costs and regulations that pose a more xistential threat to the industry’s survival?

  110. Roger.

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort. That has been caused by porn, internet porn in particular.

    Six infant deaths from congenital syphilis in QLD alone since 2011 suggests that is not the only cause.

  111. rickw

    Pictured: the moment not one but two armed ACT police officers stand over and fine old man in his 70s for silently praying the rosary outside abortion clinic.

    Are there any decent Policemen left in this country?

    Police will do anything they’re ordered to, no matter how pathetic or disgusting.

    Keep your guns.

  112. DrBeauGan

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort. That has been caused by porn, internet porn in particular.

    I see. So watching internet porn incites aborigines to rape two-year olds. They must be very different from white men.

    You surely can’t believe that crap.

  113. Confused Old Misfit

    What are they doing about the high energy costs, transport costs and regulations that pose a more xistential threat to the industry’s survival?

    SFA!

  114. Confused Old Misfit

    Police will do anything they’re ordered to, no matter how pathetic or disgusting.

    Keep your guns.

    Amen Brother!

  115. rickw

    “The police are ultimately wasting their time because this guy, when the detectives arrived one of them said, ‘I know him. I arrested him six weeks ago.’ And then a senior sergeant arrived later and said, ‘I know him. I arrested him two weeks ago,’” she revealed in an interview on the Today show.

    “My taxes are supporting this guy who is trying to kick my front door in, and my taxes are paying for the cops to come to try and sort him out and my taxes are paying judges and magistrates who are letting them out. It is not sustainable. It is not right. And I don’t know where it’s going to end, but my God I’m so pissed off about it.”

    Did this stupid cow just a taste of what the working class have been copping for the last 30 years?

  116. testpattern

    U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

    ‘The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has revoked a prestigious human rights award it had given to the Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now Myanmar’s civilian leader, faulting her for failing to halt or even acknowledge the ethnic cleansing of her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.’

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/world/asia/aung-san-suu-kyi-holocaust-rohingya.html

  117. Rae

    Sharyn Ghidella

    Famously asked by the former Ch Nein weatherman if her nickname was “Shagga Della”

    And for her voiceovers at the Woolies self serve checkouts:

    “Do you want to print a receipt?”
    “Thank you for shopping with the fresh food people.”

    Replaced recently with someone else’s voice.

  118. nemkat

    Stop the Presses:

    Aboriginal teenagers having sex with one another, all over Australia.
    Geezers in Perth and Melbourne having conniptions.

  119. nemkat

    The increased rate of STDs in the indigenous juvenile cohort is a result of increased promiscuity within that cohort

    Got any figures on the numbers and types of STDs, Test Pattern.

  120. testpattern

    ‘So watching internet…’

    DrSteauPid indeed. An adult is not part of a juvenile cohort. Nor has anyone suggested the victim of the alleged perp has contracted an sti. You are conflating two different issues. More racism from your kinda dumb racist. Which is why you lot always lose.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

    J$ws only like religious ethnostates in Israel Confirmed!!!!

  122. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has revoked a prestigious human rights award it had given to the Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, now Myanmar’s civilian leader, faulting her for failing to halt or even acknowledge the ethnic cleansing of her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.’

    Fake news. THere is no “ethnic cleansing”. Just a socialist redistribution of some sub-proletariat.

  123. testpattern

    ‘Got any figures on the numbers and types of STDs, Test Pattern.’

    Yo Kat, but I’m now having trouble getting messages through again, took three tries and some self censorship to get the last one through.

  124. cynical1

    “The police are ultimately wasting their time because this guy, when the detectives arrived one of them said, ‘I know him. I arrested him six weeks ago.’ And then a senior sergeant arrived later and said, ‘I know him. I arrested him two weeks ago,’” she revealed in an interview on the Today show.

    “My taxes are supporting this guy who is trying to kick my front door in, and my taxes are paying for the cops to come to try and sort him out and my taxes are paying judges and magistrates who are letting them out. It is not sustainable. It is not right. And I don’t know where it’s going to end, but my God I’m so pissed off about it.”

    Could only be better if our man is from the Horn of Africa.

  125. Tom

    So Sock #1 and Sock #2 post simultaneously. Soooo sophisticated. But I want to see eleventy trolls posting their endumbenment simultaneously. Amateur-hour Stalinist propaganda is so last-century.

  126. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2656379, posted on March 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

    J$ws only like religious ethnostates in Israel Confirmed!!!!

    Stimpson

    Back off and check out who controls the Holocaust Museum.

  127. OneWorldGovernment

    It’s amazing that the GDP of Russia is not much better than Australia.

  128. nemkat

    No worries, testpattern.
    The reason i asked is that i read the wiki entry on Leprosy , apparently it isn’t regarded as an STD anymore, and i’m wondering if maybe some other diseases could be taken off the STD list.

  129. Roger.

    It’s amazing that the GDP of Russia is not much better than Australia.

    Not really. Tsarist regime lagged behind the West for centuries (only liberated the serfs in 1861), then 70 years of Communism, followed by years of chaos without rule of law only resolved by Putin’s iron fist.

    What is amazing is that India’s GDP easily surpasses Australia, and will continue to do so given our energy policies.

  130. Baldrick

    So Sock #1 and Sock #2 post simultaneously.

    An amazing coincidence Tom. I await the arrival of Sock #3.

  131. Roger.

    Mutti ist tot:

    A year ago she was being touted as the leader of the free world post-Obama, now she can’t even govern her country in her own right and her legacy is in tatters.

    Warned Julian Reichelt, editor of the Bild newspaper: “If the mainstream parties don’t cover key subjects such as security and migration, they will be captured by radicals from both the left and right.” And while Germany has moved far beyond its history, the past offers a warning. Disenfranchising those who are frustrated and angry is unlikely to deliver the kind of prosperous, peaceful future that most of us desire.

    More here.

  132. egg_

    Sock #1 and Sock #2 post simultaneously. Soooo sophisticated.

    Grigs probably has several $69 Aldi Tablets – one for each sock.

  133. Steve trickler.

    These women have something to say. Daughters Of Europe

    Check it out.



  134. Rae

    Settle, Tom, lest the nasty Twitter roach shouts at you to follow orders.

  135. overburdened

    2nd boofheadball game for the season, and the tele is showing a bloke with the name Dugan on his back.
    It’s a good thing that he can play footy. Hats off.
    I think in other aspects of life he may not be the sharpest tool in the shed.
    If he wasn’t getting paid a motza for playing footy, I’d offer to start up a #gofundme thing to help pay for more ink, subcutaneous implants, piercings and a split tongue so he can achieve his dream of being lizard man 2.0 (as they say these days).
    In other good news someone’s Andy Warhol moment because they decided to stop being fat.
    So much so that it’s a lead article at news.com.au. FFS
    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fitness/weight-loss/how-queensland-teen-josephine-managed-to-lose-half-her-body-weight/news-story/f71011a8991241fd62c3a53ccf4e86d9

  136. Chris

    An amazing coincidence Tom. I await the arrival of Sock #3.

    Here I am, egg.

  137. H B Bear

    So Sock #1 and Sock #2 post simultaneously.

    Once Graeooogs sits down with some Aldi ersatz Jatz and an Asahi Lite he can’t help himself.

  138. Rae

    egg, control your inner Smutster. Say something family friendly to Chris.

  139. zyconoclast

    Federal court: male funeral director can’t be fired for dressing as a woman

    A federal court has ruled that a male funeral director who was fired after announcing his intention to dress as a woman while performing his duties at a Christian funeral home was the victim of “gender identity” discrimination.

    A three-judge panel rejected the idea that a male funeral director dressing as a woman would be a distraction for loved ones of deceased persons utilizing the professional services of the Christian funeral home, asserting that the idea is “premised on presumed biases.”

    The funeral home is Michigan’s R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home. The male employee who wishes to dress as a woman goes by “Aimee Stephens”*.

    *Trigger warning

  140. H B Bear

    The simplest thing to do if you want to live your life as a woman is to join the Australian Army.

  141. Roger.

    These women have something to say. Daughters Of Europe

    Courageous young ladies “speaking the truth to power”.

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    Back off and check out who controls the Holocaust Museum.

    United States Holocaust Memorial Council
    As of January 2, 2018

    Howard M. Lorber, Chairman, New York, NY
    Allan M. Holt, Vice Chairman, Washington, DC
    Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, Washington, DC

    Walter Ray Allen, Jr., Coral Gables, FL
    Laurence M. Baer, San Francisco, CA
    Daniel Benjamin, Hanover, NH
    Tom A. Bernstein, New York, NY
    Elisa Spungen Bildner, Montclair, NJ
    Joshua B. Bolten, Washington, DC
    Michael S. Bosworth, New York, NY
    Ethel C. Brooks, Metuchen, NJ
    Lee T. Bycel, Kensington, CA
    Sara Darehshori, New York, NY
    Shefali Razdan Duggal, San Francisco, CA
    Norman L. Eisen, Washington, DC
    Lee A. Feinstein, Bloomington, IN
    Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Washington, DC
    Jordan T. Goodman, Chicago, IL
    Samuel N. Gordon, Wilmette, IL
    Grant T. Harris, Davis, CA
    Sarah K. Hurwitz, Washington DC
    Priscilla Levine Kersten, Chicago, IL
    Howard Konar, West Henrietta, NY
    Jonathan S. Lavine, Boston, MA
    Edward P. Lazarus, Bethesda, MD
    Alan B. Lazowski, Hartford, CT
    Stuart A. Levey, London, England
    Eric A. LeVine, Seattle, WA
    Susan G. Levine, Paradise Valley, AZ
    Susan E. Lowenberg, San Francisco, CA
    David M. Marchick, Washington, DC
    Leslie Meyers, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Tamar Newberger, Chicago, IL
    Deborah A. Oppenheimer, Los Angeles, CA
    Eric P. Ortner, Los Angeles, CA
    Dana M. Perlman, Beverly Hills, CA
    Michael P. Polsky, Chicago, IL
    Michael H. Posner, New York, NY
    Richard S. Price, Chicago, IL
    Ronald Ratner, Cleveland, OH
    Benjamin J. Rhodes, Washington, DC
    Melissa Rogers, Falls Church, VA
    Daniel J. Rosen, New York, NY
    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, New York, NY
    Michael P. Ross, Boston, MA
    Elliot J. Schrage, Menlo Park, CA
    Maureen Schulman, Chicago, IL
    Irvin N. Shapell, Wheeling, WV
    Cindy Simon Skjodt, Carmel, IN
    Scott Straus, Madison, WI
    Michèle Taylor, Atlanta, GA
    Howard D. Unger, Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Clemantine Wamariya, San Francisco, CA
    Andrew J. Weinstein, Coral Springs, FL
    Jeremy M. Weinstein, Stanford, CA
    Daniel G. Weiss, Los Angeles, CA

    US House of Representatives
    Ted Deutch, Florida
    David Kustoff, Tennessee
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
    Brad Schneider, Illinois
    Lee Zeldin, New York

    US Senate
    Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
    Marco Rubio, Florida
    Bernard Sanders, Vermont
    Tim Scott, South Carolina

    I suspect some of them may be J$ws.
    This is not a surprise, as it is a Holocaust Museum.
    Was there anything else?

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    An amazing coincidence…

    …that people in the east have dinner around 7pm then drop by the Cat afterwards.

  144. Steve trickler.

    That Daughters of Europe clip above, is a proverbial punch to the head for Angela Merkel and alike.

    Will twitter / facebook shadow ban it?

  145. herodotus

    Settle, Tom, lest the nasty Twitter roach shouts at you to follow orders.
    He’s trying to be low profile by not putting Tom in inverted commas or referring to him as a drunken sot, as he used to on a daily basis.

  146. nemkat

    In the spirit of Chris’s comment, egg could proclaim:
    “I am Septimus!”
    [Don’t do it, egg.]

  147. zyconoclast

    International Women’s Day
    Companies committed to forging gender parity

    Vodafone
    Caterpillar
    MetLife
    Schneider Electric
    F5 Network
    BD Medical
    University of Sheffield
    McKesson
    Amazon
    McDonalds
    Tyro
    AECOM
    Rio Tinto
    Northrop Grumman
    Diageo
    Western Union
    European Bank

  148. Muddy

    WASHINGTON — The Navy is cancelling a program to install fuel-efficient hybrid electric drives in 34 destroyers, leaving only one destroyer with the technology, the Navy confirmed in a statement.

  149. Baldrick

    …that people in the east have dinner around 7pm then drop by the Cat afterwards.

    Still an amazing coincidence with both appearing at 7.21pm, but do carry on providing interference BoN.

  150. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2656418, posted on March 9, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Back off and check out who controls the Holocaust Museum.

    United States Holocaust Memorial Council
    As of January 2, 2018

    And what is their opinion about Jordanian/Lebanese/Palestinians and Israel?

  151. overburdened

    Far out.
    It’s an old boy’s club where everyone has a chair.

  152. Roger.

    Even Gardening Australia is given over to International Women’s Day, despite the fact that it was yesterday.

    The revolution is being subsidised, comrades!

  153. Leigh Lowe

    …that people in the east have dinner around 7pm then drop by the Cat afterwards.

    Still, it is amazing that they all finish their Fosters Light Ice, Aldi salmon in a bag and ersatz jatz at precisely the same juncture.
    Buggers belief.

  154. Steve trickler.

    Paul Weston. Speaking his mind on Europe.

    Seems like a reasonable bloke.



  155. Leigh Lowe

    OMG!
    “Harrow”.
    Another ABC drama which scored fabulous reviews bit is shit.
    Writing which lacks any credibility or conviction delivered by wooden act-persons.

  156. zyconoclast

    Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection

    Never before have individuals had to adapt to social environments
    defined by such magnitudes of ethnic diversity and cultural differentiation.
    However, neurobiological evidence informing about strategies
    to reduce xenophobic sentiment and foster altruistic cooperation
    with outsiders is scarce. In a series of experiments settled in the
    context of the current refugee crisis, we tested the propensity of 183
    Caucasian participants to make donations to people in need, half of
    whom were refugees (outgroup) and half of whom were natives
    (ingroup). Participants scoring low on xenophobic attitudes exhibited
    an altruistic preference for the outgroup, which further increased after
    nasal delivery of the neuropeptide oxytocin. In contrast, participants
    with higher levels of xenophobia generally failed to exhibit enhanced
    altruism toward the outgroup. This tendency was only countered by
    pairing oxytocin with peer-derived altruistic norms, resulting in a 74%
    increase in refugee-directed donations. Collectively, these findings
    reveal the underlying sociobiological conditions associated with
    outgroup-directed altruism by showing that charitable social cues cooccurring
    with enhanced activity of the oxytocin system reduce the
    effects of xenophobia by facilitating prosocial behavior toward
    refugees.

  157. zyconoclast

    Feds Provide Almost $2 Billion in Subsidies to Hire Alien Grads Rather than U.S. Grads

    The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, in which the American government pays American employers to discriminate against American workers has grown rapidly in recent years, and during FY 2017 it used nearly $2 billion swiped from trust funds for the elderly to favor 240,000 alien college grads over an equal number of U.S.-resident grads.

    It is hard to believe, but true; employers of foreign students who have a degree from a U.S. institution are given an 8.25 percent tax break if they hire an alien, rather than a U.S. college grad with the same skills, and paid at the same salary, as we described in some detail in a recent posting.

  158. Nick

    Overburdened,did you know that most sound engineers, to the chagrin of the performer, use IGY before a concert to calibrate the sound, as it’s so well done.

  159. Entropy

    Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection

    So , betas really are betas.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    And what is their opinion about Jordanian/Lebanese/Palestinians and Israel?

    That’s really off topic.
    I just like Aung San Suu Kyi.
    I’m trying to remember the last time she and Burma tried to tell Israel how to manage their country.

  161. Arky

    Fuck this blog.
    I’m done with you.
    Wall to wall Testes, Grigory socks and the dumbest shit for brains fake libertarians.
    So long and thanks for all the cartoons Tom.

  162. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Union boss Tony Sheldon moves a step closer to Senate

    The Australian
    8:24PM March 9, 2018

    Ben Packham
    Political reporter
    Canberra

    Transport union boss Tony Sheldon is destined for federal parliament after gaining union support to take the number one spot on the NSW Labor Senate ticket at the next election.

    With his preselection in-train, Mr Sheldon will no longer contest the ALP presidency, as previously flagged, and will endorse Wayne Swan as the right’s candidate for the post.

    The Transport Workers Union national secretary was endorsed by right-faction unions today to take the spot, which is reserved by convention for a right-wing union official.

    His selection is expected to be endorsed by a meeting of the broader NSW Right in three to four weeks, and then by delegates at the ALP National Conference in July.

    “I have received support from the right unions across the state, and am seeking endorsement from the right group,” he said. “I will then seek the support of the party conference, and the electorate.”

    Mr Sheldon said Mr Swan’s strong Labor values and his credentials as a social reformer made him the ideal choice for party president.

    The former treasurer, who has expressed interest in contesting the post, would go up against federal Labor frontbencher Mark Butler, who has already been endorsed as the left’s candidate.

    Mr Sheldon said that, due to his intended Senate candidacy, “I don’t believe I should run as a candidate for party president”.

    The left faction has traditionally taken the ALP president’s position in rank-and-file ballots. But Mr Swan could be competitive, given his status in the party.

    Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor has previously criticised Mr Butler’s candidacy, ­saying it was “probably better for the president to not be a front­bencher of federal Labor”

    From the Oz. One more union knuckle dragger in the Senate.

  163. Delta A

    I’m done with you.

    He’ll be back.

  164. Arky

    One last thing:
    Dot, you spastic. EM-drive is an obvious load of shit that only a retard would believe.
    Also, it has been almost four years and you still cannot 3D print yourself an entire car.
    And you never will.

  165. rickw

    1932 Soviet poster 8th March women rebel against kitchen slavery

    It should be noted that this Soviet policy gave rise to the most feral generation of Russian Children ever.

  166. Steve trickler.

    Arky
    #2656458, posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:10 pm
    Fuck this blog.
    I’m done with you.
    Wall to wall Testes, Grigory socks and the dumbest shit for brains fake libertarians.
    So long and thanks for all the cartoons Tom.

    Some calming, sweet music for Arky. Heal the soul.



    (:

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fuck this blog.

    Remember to Namaste.

  168. Natural Instinct

    S&P/ASX 100 Index
    Effective at the Open on March 19, 2018
    Removal: FXJ: Fairfax Media Limited

    .
    It did not have to happen. It was not inevitable.
    Idiots.

  169. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2656463, posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    One last thing:
    Dot, you spastic. EM-drive is an obvious load of shit that only a retard would believe.
    Also, it has been almost four years and you still cannot 3D print yourself an entire car.
    And you never will.

    You can 3-D print a house, though.

    I have a bet with dot re the EM drive. Don’t call him rude names.

  170. Gab

    Is Dot back? Where? I don’t see him.

  171. H B Bear

    It did not have to happen. It was not inevitable.
    Idiots.

    Fauxfacts arguably Australia’s worst managed company. Beware when a management consultant egg-head turns up as CEO. And as Singo said, your Chairman is a beetroot salesman.

  172. Steve trickler.

    Jesus Christ.

    You’ll probably have to look up the lyrics.

    Good o’l Cambodia.



  173. Robber Baron

    So watching internet porn incites aborigines to rape two-year olds. They must be very different from white men.

    All those pornos with white guys boning abbo women makes small dicked abbo men angry. These first nation men of culture must teach abbo whores for disgracing the first nation men.

  174. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It is hard to believe, but true; employers of foreign students who have a degree from a U.S. institution are given an 8.25 percent tax break if they hire an alien, rather than a U.S. college grad with the same skills, and paid at the same salary, as we described in some detail in a recent posting.

    Treason

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection

    so goat shagging is in then

  176. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson

    Myanmar has now figured it out that it is NOT the Communist Buddhists that cause the trouble but the musclemen from next door.

    What is now happening in Ceylon?

  177. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A three-judge panel rejected the idea that a male funeral director dressing as a woman would be a distraction for loved ones of deceased persons utilizing the professional services of the Christian funeral home, asserting that the idea is “premised on presumed biases.”

    The modern socialist xit is blind to gender, race and social status. This is what we must all aspire to.

  178. Natural Instinct

    Removal: FXJ: Fairfax Media Limited

    Proof positive, that if you insult your customers/readers enough times, in a multitude of ways, then it does not matter how rusted on they are, they eventually will just drift away.
    And they did not go to the internet, they just couldn’t take it anymore.

  179. Nick

    When Fairfax has Elizabeth Farrelly commenting on Economic issues, as it has, you just know the end is nigh.

  180. C.L.

    Hilarious!
    Tim Fischer from the famously anti-protectionist National Party said today tariffs are very bad and Turnbull should retaliate by levying increased charges on American gun imports to Australia.

  181. overburdened

    “The message three years ago that Daesh propagated was that there is a physical caliphate, everybody should come. You’ve watched their message change over the last two years. The message now is ‘stay home and launch terrorist attacks wherever you live’. That’s really a message of desperation.”

    A different perspective is that it may be they think the Caliphate is here.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/global-coalition-needs-to-change-tactics-in-fight-against-is-after-turning-point-in-2017/news-story/0d4176bad0b175770f6cf4d1ef14011d

  182. Steve trickler.

    Prophetic.

    Wow!



  183. overburdened

    Nick
    One of two minds that were masterful

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    What is now happening in Ceylon?

    Tea?
    Cricket?
    How the hell would I know?

  185. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2656498, posted on March 9, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    What is now happening in Ceylon?

    Tea?
    Cricket?
    How the hell would I know?

    10% of the folk in Sri Lanka are now muslim

  186. OneWorldGovernment

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

  187. cohenite

    10% of the folk in Sri Lanka are now muslim

    That’s a threshold above which you’re stuffed as macron will soon find out.

  188. OneWorldGovernment

    I argued that if you want to win Afghan then you blow the crap out of every muslim mosk.

    Easy peasy..

  189. OneWorldGovernment

    On a Friday.

  190. Marcus

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

    Not to mention white South Africans, farmers and non-farmers alike.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not to mention white South Africans, farmers and non-farmers alike.

    Hear, hear. They are prepared to live where Australians don’t want to live, and do the jobs Australians don’t want to do.

  192. Top Ender

    The bloke has been at the school since 1987. Arky, come back – all is forgiven.

    Anger at Trinity Grammar in Melbourne after deputy principal fired for trimming student’s hair
    By Stephanie Ferrier

    Furious parents and old scholars of Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne’s east have confronted the school council at a special meeting tonight, after the college’s long-standing deputy principal was sacked for trimming a student’s hair on school photo day.

    More than 800 people attended the meeting on the eve of a long weekend and more than 1,600 had signed an online petition calling on the school to “Bring Brownie Back”.

    Council’s chairman Rockerick Lyle sent a letter to all parents and members of the school community earlier today, informing them that “the handling of a disciplinary issue by Mr [Rohan] Brown … was in contravention of school policy and was also inconsistent with community expectations in this day and age”.

    “As a result, the School Council was of the view that Mr Brown’s leadership position at the school was no longer tenable,” he wrote.

    A former Trinity Grammar student who attended the meeting said that the boy whose hair was cut did not want Mr Brown dismissed and that the boy’s family had not made a complaint.

    Link for more – not paywalled

  193. OneWorldGovernment

    Marcus
    #2656509, posted on March 9, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

    Not to mention white South Africans, farmers and non-farmers alike.

    LOL

    Some of the most hopeless blokes I’ve ever come across were Rhodesians and bloody Seth Afrikaans.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

    Yeah no.
    They might be terrorists.
    Let’s let them try and fix their own problems in their own countries for a change.
    It’s called taking responsibility.
    Islam will only change if they change it, not us.
    This is painfully obvious.

  195. Mitch M.

    25 neurons and 5,000 synapses. Incredible to think that it works. It looks like a messy spider web but in there resides secrets of organised complexity we still don’t understand.

  196. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2656526, posted on March 9, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

    Yeah no.
    They might be terrorists.
    Let’s let them try and fix their own problems in their own countries for a change.
    It’s called taking responsibility.
    Islam will only change if they change it, not us.
    This is painfully obvious.

    Totally agree Stimpson

    The scum muslims need to take responsibility.

    Meantime I argue to blow all their mosks of a Friday because they are filth who should not be allowed to live on the earth.

  197. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2656526, posted on March 9, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Australia should only allow immigrants trying to get away from scum muslims and muslim countries.

    Yeah no.
    They might be terrorists.
    Let’s let them try and fix their own problems in their own countries for a change.
    It’s called taking responsibility.
    Islam will only change if they change it, not us.
    This is painfully obvious.

    Stimson

    The foul stinking muslims set out to take over everything.

    They whinge and whine because there were some pathetic crappola about Christians coming in and killing the pricks but lord almighty the scum muslims set out first.

  198. OneWorldGovernment

    Can you understand that Trump has told Saudia Arabia that he will blow the fuck out of them.

    I cannot wait until he tell the scum packistanis that they are dead.

    Packis are evil xunts that kill christians and suck to the Xi.

  199. OneWorldGovernment

    Can some of you f*khead folk not understand that our scum DFAT, ASIO and ASIS lick the dick of whomever.

  200. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson

    I want to blow f*king filthy Gaza to pieces.

  201. OneWorldGovernment

    And any labor without u nor liberal poofta I will smash youre face in.

    But that will be after bulldozing your stinking so called universities into the ground.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    I want to blow f*king filthy Gaza to pieces.

    Yes but you can’t.
    You know there are more than just Muslims there.
    Look, the Saudi’s are genuinely trying.
    They just invited the Coptic Pope and Coptic Christians into Saudi Arabia.
    This is a very big deal.

  203. OneWorldGovernment

    Stimpson

    LOL.

  204. Bruce in WA

    10% of the folk in Sri Lanka are now muslim

    And a scant 24 hours before reading about the state of emergency, we had booked an excursion in Columbo, when our cruise ship arrives there, in about three weeks from now.

    Might not be happening …

  205. OneWorldGovernment

    stimpson

    gunna be f*king amazing to see the Saudi Bring the Christian to Saudi

    I hope Obama will continue his killing of Christians.

    I would love to see someone shoot the Obama scum.

  206. Knuckle Dragger

    Aussies 9/232 after 70 overs. God I hope we get a look in at the Saffies’ top order tonight.

  207. OneWorldGovernment

    Ah watch out.

    Someone will arrest me. because I said the f*king despicable Australian scum gave money to the thieving Clinton Cartell.

    What, fucking filth from South Australia whose name is a piece of filth called Alexander Downer.

    What a scum.

    I want to beat the fuck out of pricks like him and the next one.

  208. OneWorldGovernment

    Can I smash the face out of the filth that is taking over from the stocking shocking.

    Hopefully your mate Putin will just kill you.

  209. OneWorldGovernment

    If it wasn’t for the despicable scum old communist teaching crap then Australia would be far in advance of Russian DSP.

  210. OneWorldGovernment

    Russia is stuffed.

  211. OneWorldGovernment

    JC

    I forget who put this story up but let’s have a go at it.

    When Trump went to China a chinese persen tried to take the Trump ‘ball’ off an American bloke!

    The Chinese bloke got nocked to the ground and smashed in the face.

  212. OneWorldGovernment

    Russia is just a laugh and fuckwits.

    Fer gods sake Australia could blow them out of the water.

  213. OneWorldGovernment

    What I laughed at was after the 300 russians were shot to death there was an arrogant American sod that climbed up on a building near Turkey and supposedly said fu*k you eredergerde.

    Mind you, the scum ottomans want to take the Greeks.

  214. OneWorldGovernment

    Everyone is saying that if you don’t prop up whomever in Siria then a lot of people will be killed!

  215. OneWorldGovernment

    That’s why that half black prick called Obama wanted the Iranians to have all the money.

    I am an Australian and I want to shoot some of the fuckwhits that the dertiest scum, Obama, that supposedly controlled America.

    Brennan whom voted for communists and made sure that NO muslim shit was allowed in the system.

    Why is Australia not asking for his death penalty and how many Australians in ASIO, ASIS and whatever did that mungrle scum effect?

  216. Snoopy

    Australia is finished unless we throw up our own Trump. Want proof?

    Australia’s largest greyhound owner-breeder has been charged as part of an ongoing inquiry into unauthorised dog exports to China and Macau.

    Paul Wheeler is one for four men charged by Greyhound Racing New South Wales for allegedly exporting nine greyhounds to China without the mandatory greyhound passport and certified pedigree.

    And:

    The decision to grant NT’s largest single permit for land clearing is being challenged in the Supreme Court out of concern the clearing will ramp up greenhouse gas emissions.

    In November last year a permit was approved to clear more than 20,000 hectares of native vegetation at Maryfield Station, 550 kilometres south-west of Darwin.

    But the Environment Centre NT questioned the validity of the decision-making process used by the Pastoral Lands Board when it approved the permit — as it was never required to consider the impact on climate change.

  217. OneWorldGovernment

    I saw a bit earlier about some filth from the ADF.

    I’me going to sit in one those places.

  218. OneWorldGovernment

    Snoopy

    I will front posieus the poofter and smash his face in.

    If the scum turdbull sools the ASIO bloke onto me as he did to the wa bloke then I will just shoot the xunt out of hand.

    I am xick of the pricks.

  219. OneWorldGovernment

    I would kick the guts in of every Victorian so called liberal.

    Kennet!

    F*k off.

  220. Tintarella di Luna

    Bettina Arndt interviews Professor Jordan B Peterson – excellent point about regulating behaviour in the workplace particularly sexually provocative behaviour must be inclusive.

  221. notafan

    Thank you for sharing Tinta.

    The hugging police!

    Funny really as it seems to me it is mostly women and beta men that do all that touchy feely stuff.

    I hate it.

    Partucularly liked the bit about sports.

    Spent my share of time populating ERs with sports injured children.

    Always thought the benefits far outweighed the various minor injuries.

    Agree you should always allow your children to do what they are capable of doing, and knowing when that is, is also part of the art of parenting.

    And Canadian schools sound just like Australian schools.

  222. Snoopy

    And Canadian schools sound just like Australian schools

    But with more snow.

  223. notafan

    About the same amount of no.

  224. C.L.

    Australian cricketers – those sledging macho men – have been psychologically destroyed by South Africa. All they have to say now is … waaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

    Port Elizabeth: Two Cricket South Africa executives have been photographed at the second Test posing alongside spectators wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks, worn as a ploy to taunt Australian opener and vice-captain David Warner.

    Clive Eksteen, CSA’s head of commercial and marketing, and Altaaf Kazi, the organisation’s head of communications, smiled and put their arms around each other as they stood alongside three men in masks on the first day of play at St George’s Park on Friday.

    The Australian team has been made aware of the photo and are outraged by it, as well as CSA’s call to overturn a decision by venue security to have the masks confiscated in bags at the turnstiles on entry.

    The masks were brought into the ground by some spectators as a way of trying to ridicule Warner, whose wife Candice had a well-known encounter with Williams in 2007, years before she met the Australian vice-captain.

    Cricket South Africa officials caught posing with fans in Sonny Bill masks.

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  226. littledozer

    COMMENT: Across Australia, state governments are preparing to follow the lead of South Australia and levy a ‘Point of Consumption’ tax on racing and sports wagering operators.

    The POC will see bookies pay an additional tax – currently 15 per cent in SA – on profit on all accounts for residents of that state

    But the phrase ‘Point of Consumption’ does not do justice to the threat this tax has on the everyday betting habits of the Australian punter.

    The truth is, this is a tax on punters, pure and simple, which instead of having the intended impact of distributing gambling taxes to the states, will simply result in all of us finding it harder to make our punting dollar go further.

    While the initial impact will be felt by the bookies themselves, the reality is the cost of that tax will end up impacting us as Punters in the form of poorer betting percentages and a reduction in competition.

    Anyone with a brief knowledge of how the economy of the wagering system works will tell you that upping tax on bookmakers is a sure way to making the whole caper less profitable or more expensive for everyone.

    Richard Irvine from Fair Wagering Australia, an advocacy group formed to fight for the rights of the punter, has long cautioned about the perils of a 15% levy by the states.

    He has written a detailed editorial for us here at Punters, looking at the reasons why a punters tax at the current slated rate would be disastrous for an industry which is already undergoing massive change. – (Bren O’Brien, Editor, Punters.com.au)

    A POC Tax will be a tax on punters
    by Richard Irvine

    It’s a foregone conclusion that the point of consumption tax (POC) that the South Australian Govt. unilaterally introduced in July 2017 will be adopted nationwide, but the question of its structure and cost to bookmakers is an important discussion.

    Currently the industry is in great shape with punters, bookies, administrators and government all being able to share equally in its benefits. An onerous POC tax will end this equilibrium though.

    Background
    Up until 2000 bookmakers paid between 1 and 2% turnover tax. Usually 1% to their respective state government and 1% to race clubs. In the early 2000’s when the GST was introduced and bookmakers began paying 10% of their gross profit to the Federal Govt, state governments abolished the 1% tax they were collecting as GST is a tax on consumers, not business, so if bookies were forced to pay GST, they had to get taxation relief in other ways.

    But at that time bookies fled to the Northern Territory where they were shielded from product fees and paid negligible tax to the NT Govt. They gained huge market share very quickly by drastically undercutting TABs on the odds they offered, and the royalties state governments received from TABs began to diminish. Which has led us to the current situation.

    Diminishing marketplace value
    In 2014 Racing Victoria were the first jurisdiction to drastically increase the fee they charge bookmakers to bet on their product. Racing Victoria’s wagering revenues were declining due to the migration away from tote betting to fixed odds so they had to act and had every right to.

    They doubled their fees, and all other state racing jurisdictions followed their lead within a year.

    It felt like ever since the fees went up the fixed odds market became a little less competitive and always had higher percentages.

    I went and looked at Sportsbet’s financial results for the 4 years before the big product fee increases and for the 4 years after. From 2010 to 2013 Sportsbet’s net sportsbook revenue (what they win over a year off punters bets) consistently averaged 8.8%, from 2014 to 2017 they consistently averaged 10.9%.

    Clearly the extra product fees that they were being charged were passed on to the punter. Which is fine and is what should happen. But this highlights the impact that the emerging POC tax will have on punters; the bookies will tweak their businesses and pass most of it onto us, the punter.

    A 15% on profit POC tax will translate to roughly a 2% increase in fixed odds markets. Simply put it makes it harder for us to win or makes us lose more. And this is where I think racing regulators and state treasurers need to be careful.

    The marketplace has never been better for punters, there is so much choice via the 20 or so online bookmakers, you can get set for a bet in most jurisdictions via minimum bet laws, and racing regulators continue to increase prize money for owners.

    But the industry has done this off the back of a 2% decrease in marketplace value, but if we have to cop another 2% decrease in marketplace value I believe it will have a net negative effect and slow the industry down and lead to reduced turnover simply because you are taking too much off the punter.

    Pro punters need to keep winning in order to reinvest, and recreational gamblers need to be entertained by the punt as cheaply as possible or they will look elsewhere. Of course industry funding and growth is more important than both of these but the industry is doing great so why mess with it especially when it is such a major employer and driver of the state economies?

    Betfair
    Betfair have the most at stake in the POC tax debate. They already pay 50% of their gross revenue in product fees and taxes whereas Sportsbet pay 25%. A 15% POC tax would take Betfair up to 65% of their revenue gone in fees and taxes, and that’s before they’ve paid any of their operating costs.

    The mechanics of the way they charge their customers don’t lead to huge profits for themselves or large revenues for the industry, but they are the beating heart of the industry at present due to the value they give punters but also the market transparency they provide by punters being able to see bettors and layers be matched in the market in real time.

    This notion drives the market and creates speed and vibrance. If Betfair left the Australian marketplace the markets would freeze up become stagnant and boring, and punters would never get the same value they get now.

    I think Betfair can withstand a small POC tax on profit, but the NSW Govt. have mooted a 2% on turnover POC tax. If this happened it would mean Betfair would have to pay over 100% of their racing revenue and over 200% of their sports betting revenue in fees and taxes. So it would be LIGHTS OUT!

    The rise of the SP bookie
    With a ban on credit betting, stringent advertising controls and unprecedented levels of taxation why would you want to be a bookie?

    And yes, their predicament is mostly due to their cavalier behaviour over the last 15 years. But the more bookmakers who can prosper in a fair and balanced industry the better value and service punters will get due to the forces of competition.

    A POC tax of 15% on profit or a POC turnover tax of 2% will only lead to bookies giving the game up which obviously then lessens marketplace competition.

    Further to that it invigorates people becoming SP bookies where they are unencumbered by costs and regulation. And that’s the last thing the industry wants or needs.

    A fair POC tax
    I think a fair POC tax would 7.5% on net wagering profit. It will mostly get passed onto punters but I don’t think it would be a shock to market value like a 15% on profit or a 2% turnover tax would be.

    All parties would then be fairly compensated and the market could continue to rip.

    https://www.punters.com.au/news/the-punters-tax-which-threatens-to-ruin-the-great-game_166930/

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