Monday Forum: April 16, 2018

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  1. feelthebern

    By jove, I think he’s done it.

  2. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    I didn’t see a second of the Empire games.
    I made a point of changing the channel if it was mentioned on the news.

  3. Jimmy the boy

    He’s pulled the trifecta!

  4. feelthebern

    From the old thread.

    South Africa should host.
    & when a white person wins anything, the SA govt should beat the shit of them & give the medal to a ANC crony.

  5. Lysander

    From the OT, I sincerely like the thoughts of Cats:

    When my daughter came home from school last week she said “dad, did you know that there were generations of aboriginal kids stolen from their parents to make them more white?”

    I hope my response, “utter bullshit,” got back to the teacher.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    The ACT’s 100% renewables policy is working!

    Winter arrives early in Canberra, snow falls at ski fields (CanT)

    Winter arrived early in Canberra at the weekend, with temperatures dropping sharply and winds of almost 100km/h buffeting the capital.

    The ski fields also got a healthy dusting of snow, with 10cm falling at Perisher overnight on Saturday as the temperature dropped to minus 1, while 5cm of snow coated the ground at Thredbo.

    No mention of climate change anywhere in the story. How odd.

  7. Des Deskperson

    From the old thread:

    ‘Under the plan the government has committed to half of newly leased government fleet passenger vehicles to be zero-emissions by 2019-2020, and all newly leased government passenger vehicles to be zero emissions by 2020-2021.’

    As someone who has worked as a consultant to ACT ALP/Greens governments, I can certify that it puts out these sorts of strategies and targets and plans all the time – usually with a flashy launch – and that they are hardly ever achieved.

    I’ve never been able to work out whether they actually believe this stuff, but even if they do, a combination of poor research, wishful thinking and a lazy and incompetent supporting bureaucracy means that these wonderful schemes usually just fade away or at best the outcomes are fudged by some smoke and mirrors quick-fix.

    In Weston Creek, I just retrieved my waste bin from out in the street. c. 2004, the Labor Green AT Government was telling us that it’s brilliant waste management strategies would mean no waste at all by 2010.

    And why only passenger vehicles? What about all the maintenance vehicles the ACT Government operates. Too hard?

  8. Some History

    The Games admin was shit from the beginning and shit through to the end.

    I resemble that comment:

    https://imgur.com/xyuapo2

    This is where it all started to go awry:

    https://imgur.com/ekvdgPD

  9. Nick

    Melbourne is freezing. Note to self though, should have known better.

  10. egg_

    South Africa should host.

    Will there be a ‘necklace’ relay?

  11. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

  12. Baldrick

    14th Battalion A.I.F

    Lalor, Vivian William (1895–1960)
    Lalor won his first Military Medal in the battle of Polygon Wood, Belgium, on 26 September 1917, when he engaged enemy machine-guns with his Lewis-gun, thereby allowing his company to consolidate its defence after taking an objective.
    His second Military Medal was awarded for a similar action near Morcourt, east of Corbie, France, on 8 August 1918 when he covered the advance of his platoon and ‘neutralized enemy fire on three separate occasions’. At the end of the great advance that day he inflicted heavy casualties on the retiring enemy. He received his last major decoration in the fighting for the Hindenburg outpost line, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘conspicuous gallantry’ near Ascension Wood on 18 September. Although his company was suffering heavy casualties and three men of his section were wounded, he rushed ahead and brought his Lewis-gun into action, covering the company’s advance. Pushing ahead, he then silenced two enemy machine-guns and late in the advance displayed great tactical skill in the use of his gun. He worked forward several times into shell-holes to engage enemy machine-guns and was largely responsible for his company reaching its objective with relatively few casualties.

  13. thefrolickingmole

    From the old Fred.

    and fierce champion for the arts

    What precisely does this mean?
    a: She produces art of such quality men are moved to tears and her works sell for millions?
    b: She frequents the taxpayer trough like a boar pig at tucker time, trampling the lesser arts piglets with her cloven hooves.

    When Im elected dictator for life sport, art and other hobbies wont get a red cent of taxpayer money.

  14. egg_

    The Games admin was shit from the beginning and shit through to the end.

    Beattie was working from a spreadsh1t?

  15. Nick

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

    I’ll rip off your head and shit down your neck. Gold prose.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2687909, posted on April 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Melbourne is freezing. Note to self though, should have known better.

    Mmmmyes.
    Reporting that Melbourne is brass monkeys in mid April is hardly breaking news.
    Had the first carbon release ceremony of the season at Chateau Lowe on the weekend (had to burn supplementary gas as well).
    Gaia not pleased.

  17. John Constantine

    Their ABC billion dollar bully pulpit is using the rural country hour to once again frame the narrative that humanity’s progressive future is meat free.

    Meat eating is the wrong side of history, proclaim those intent on converting Islam to veganism.

  18. Dr Faustus

    Turnbull admits a ‘Big Australia’ will erode living standards

    If, however, you plan ahead, which is what I am doing and this is what the federal government is doing in a way that no previous Prime Minister has done, getting involved and planning ahead, then because you have the infrastructure you can have more people, you can have greater density, and you bring with it greater liveability and amenity.

    Or something…

  19. Leigh Lowe

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

    I’ll rip off your head and shit down your neck. Gold prose.

    I did not know where that had come from (it wasn’t in the ABC culture and class test).
    A fuller version I have heard is …
    “I will unscrew your head, shit down your neck and screw it back on … cross-threaded.”

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lysander
    #2687900, posted on April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    When my daughter came home from school last week she said “dad, did you know that there were generations of aboriginal kids stolen from their parents to make them more white?”

    I hope my response, “utter bullshit,” got back to the teacher.

    I had the care and feeding of my young nephews quite a few years ago. They came home from school, saying that, henceforth, they would be acknowledging the “traditional owners” of the land. I pointed out that their great grandfather had been one of the pioneers of the district, and produced his diary entry, when he first “took up” the place, in the early 1920’s. “Nothing. No campsites, no fireplaces, no middens, no skeletons, no cavepaintings. Nothing. No evidence at all that mine weren’t the first set of footprints ever on this part of the Earth.”

    It was pointed out to the children that “such attitudes did not help the cause of reconciliation.”

  21. Des Deskperson

    BTW, in the ACT, Members of the Legislative Assembly are not allocated a leased, privately plated car.

    They are entitled, instead, to an allowance of $25,500 per annum to maintain a motor vehicle.

    As I understand it, this means that they not confined to a standard sedan appropriate to their duties – as they used to be – but could buy a ute or a panel van and use it in any private capacity they wished.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    Dr Faustus

    #2687920, posted on April 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Turnbull admits a ‘Big Australia’ will erode living standards

    If, however, you plan ahead, which is what I am doing and this is what the federal government is doing in a way that no previous Prime Minister has done, getting involved and planning ahead, then because you have the infrastructure you can have more people, you can have greater density, and you bring with it greater liveability and amenity.

    Shorter version …
    “They won’t be moving into Point Pahper.”

  23. John Constantine

    Their ABC also found somebody to proclaim that Trump wants tariffs on Australian wool trade with China to kill the wool trade.

    Carefully, their ABC didn’t accuse the Trump of this, but they broadcast some poor confused old duffer that did.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Will there be a ‘necklace’ relay?

    Who’ll judge the event, now that Winnie Mandela’s dead?

  25. Motelier

    Melbourne is freezing. Note to self though, should have known better.

    What!!!!!

    Uh Huh.

    Let me see, here forecast top 30+C sunny and fine. Love this place.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Their ABC also found somebody to proclaim that Trump wants tariffs on Australian wool trade with China to kill the wool trade.

    Carefully, their ABC didn’t accuse the Trump of this, but they broadcast some poor confused old duffer that did.

    Sounds like Emmanomics again.

  27. Nick

    Reporting that Melbourne is brass monkeys in mid April is hardly breaking news.

    Sydney is a hothouse I tell ya, a hothouse! Gaia be angry.

  28. thefrolickingmole

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

    Funny bloke, his small arms runthroughs on youtube are fun as well.

  29. Dr Faustus

    The Commonwealth Games may not get as far as Birmingham:

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to back Prince Charles as the next head of the Commonwealth amid doubts over how a succession will be developed at a gathering of 53 world leaders this week.

    Given Turnbull’s passion-fingered political skills, Chaz is clearly toast, the Commonwealth will disband, and India and Pakistan will unite to declare war on Australia.

  30. duncanm

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

    He defined the world’s perception of a drill Sgt..

  31. jupes

    This is where it all started to go awry:

    What is the attraction of Beattie and why is he appointed to anything at all?

    As a politician he is well passed his used by date … does anyone remember that he was Krudd’s secret weapon during the 2013 election? No? Well funnily enough it didn’t work out too well.

    He is utterly clueless about his special subject (politics) on Sky News yet somehow was appointed Chairman of the NRL, something he knows nothing about. The idiot couldn’t even name the Cronulla Sharks.

    Now apparently he has fucked up the Commonwealth Games. I’m gobsmacked. No one saw that coming.

  32. feelthebern

    What is your major brain malfunction, Pyle ?

  33. calli

    A balmy 26 here in the Land of the Lotus Eaters. Perfect gardening weather. I do have the pool heater on though – ready for some afternoon laps.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Their ABC also found somebody to proclaim that Trump wants tariffs on Australian wool trade with China to kill the wool trade.

    Carefully, their ABC didn’t accuse the Trump of this, but they broadcast some poor confused old duffer that did.

    I think his name is Alan Kohler.

  35. Rebel with cause

    I reckon Commonwealth Games and Olympics will be steering clear of third world countries. Outside of the Chinese, they just aren’t good enough at hiding the corruption.

    That leaves FIFA as the only game in town – blatantly corrupt and proud of it.

  36. H B Bear

    Man attacked by a shark at Gracetown right in the middle of the Margaret River Pro waiting period. That should help WA Tourism with their sponsorship deal.

    Anyone who thinks sharks aren’t a problem off the WA coast are kidding themselves.

  37. Up The Workers!

    Very solemn occasion as Winnie Mandela was finally cremated.

    The family couldn’t decide which of her favourite necklaces she wanted to wear for the occasion, so they dressed her in her favourite Dunlop, Bridgestone and Michelin necklaces.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    Given Turnbull’s passion-fingered political skills, Chaz is clearly toast

    With honey!

    Bizarre secret of Camilla’s YOUTHFUL skin revealed (clue – it involves bee stings) (15 Apr)

    DUCHESS of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles’ bizarre secret beauty regime to keep her looking youthful has been revealed – but she is likely to face stinging criticism from Prince Charles over the news.

    The Duchess of Cornwall favours a strange facial technique involving bee stings, it is claimed.

    Since just before her wedding to Prince Charles, Camilla is said to have been discreetly using a facemask containing bee-sting venom.

    She probably floats like a butterfly too.

  39. Tom

    Cats interested in sport (like me) may not yet realise it, but Australian sports radio content producer Croc Media’s takeover of Melbourne’s SEN at the start of the year has triggered a national shakeup in the emerging sports radio market, with Fairfax Radio – a much more cluey and business-focused management than its haemorrhaging parent – this month launching Macquarie Sports Radio.

    MSR uses the 2UE frequency in Sydney, 4BH in Brisbane and the old Magic easy-listening frequency in Melbourne (AM 1278) – see programming details at the link above.

    I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s debut of the MSR drive show with ex-SEN drive presenters (golfer) Mark Allen and (footballer) David Schwartz, who were sacked by Craig Hutchison to make way for SEN-Croc Media co-owner Dr Turf and Kevin Bartlett.

    Allen and Schwartz, both polished and popular radio professionals, are suing Hutchison over their sacking. In my judgement, they will receive substantial compensation as it’s an open-and-shut case of contract violation.

    Fairfax Radio is Australia’s biggest talk radio operator with 3AW and 2GB as its flagships. Its new competition for SEN will likely kill the latter. I used to care about SEN, but Hutchison is a smartarse bull-in-china-shop industry novice who has destroyed the joint.

  40. Roger;

    The highlight being the half time entertainment by assorted second raters, including the obligatory white aboriginal rapper who identifies as a woman.

    I’m beginning to believe these people don’t realise we treat them as a joke. There really isn’t a lot of insight on the planning boards, is there?

  41. Top Ender

    Lt Gen Angus Campbell: “The number one priority I have with respect to recruitment is increasing our diversity.”

    Nope. Needs to be: ““The number one priority I have with respect to recruitment is increasing our ability to kill our enemies.”

    Fixed.

  42. calli

    I didn’t know a thing about Lee Ermey until today. Here’s one on shotties.

    It’s Top Gear with firearms. Cool.

  43. thefrolickingmole

    It’s Top Gear with firearms. Cool.

    Thats a great description of the series.
    I think he ran some “head to head” shootoffs with various WW2 weaponry as well, had some interesting outcomes.

  44. Top Ender

    And here again is the link to petition Dutton to bring white farmer refugees to Australia:

    https://www.change.org/p/minister-dutton-save-the-right-african-refugees

  45. Up The Workers!

    To Lysander at 12.39pm,

    You should have said to your daughter: “Did you know that there is a whole generation of semi-literate Leftard chalkies, who need a lobotomy in order to improve their intelligence?”

    They’re so dumb, they can’t even spell their own Party name correctly.

    Labor(sic) – They have no place for “U”!

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Fairfax Radio is Australia’s biggest talk radio operator with 3AW and 2GB as its flagships. Its new competition for SEN will likely kill the latter. I used to care about SEN, but Hutchison is a smartarse bull-in-china-shop industry novice who has destroyed the joint.

    Hutchy thinks he is a hot-shot businessman because he has been playing in the sheltered workshop of the AFL boys club, getting a rails run on regional radio rights from Gill and Co.
    He is about to find out, at the ripe old age of 45, what it is like to play with the big kids.
    SEN was a mature product with and established audience and he has totally fucked it.

  47. egg_

    Their ABC billion dollar bully pulpit is using the rural country hour to once again frame the narrative that humanity’s progressive future is meat free.

    Beyond parody.
    I’m in on the ground floor with edible locust farming, non GM.

  48. Zyconoclast

    Not wasting these

    The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) [Goodall] — Choir of Wells Cathedral
    https://youtu.be/yLxdb3ov-zE

    Handel: Rodrigo, HWV 5 / Act 1 – “Per dar pregio all’amor mio”
    https://youtu.be/1g0BV66kD64

    Belle ne fe’ natura, a 3
    https://youtu.be/cY2UK1n-RqI

  49. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Man attacked by a shark at Gracetown right in the middle of the Margaret River Pro waiting period. That should help WA Tourism with their sponsorship deal.

    Anyone who thinks sharks aren’t a problem off the WA coast are kidding themselves.

    You’d be crazy to swim in South West WA.

    Ask any surfer or fishermen how many sharks they see now.

    We need a mass slaughter

  50. calli

    Camilla uses bee venom on her face? She’s being ripped off. My mother has better skin at 87.

    Fortunately I inherited it. But I also inherited Dad’s great face for radio.

    Win some, lose some. 😀

  51. Nick

    including the obligatory white aboriginal rapper who identifies as a woman.

    Cats just know that there will come a day when we will pine for acts such as this in comparison to what will be future norms. Release the lesbian puppets !

  52. Leigh Lowe

    You’d be crazy to swim in South West WA.

    Q : “What do you call swimmers in WA?”
    A : “Burley.”

  53. Nick

    We need a mass slaughter

    Surfers aren’t that bad, surely ?

  54. egg_

    Release the lesbian puppets !

    Grigs is ahead of the game.

  55. Oh come on

    We need a mass slaughter

    We do. And also because yummy. Love a hearty shark steak. Very underrated seafood, IMO.

  56. Nick

    Grigs is ahead of the game.

    Thanks Egg, I just spat my lunch out at that

  57. You’d be crazy to swim in South West WA.

    Or west coast or north west coast or north coast.

    North: if the sharks don’t get ya, the crocs will.

  58. Carpe Jugulum

    Afternoon All

    Thread still has that new car smell

  59. notafan

    Do tell moley

    What precisely does this mean?
    a: She produces art of such quality men are moved to tears and her works sell for millions?
    b: She frequents the taxpayer trough like a boar pig at tucker time, trampling the lesser arts piglets with her cloven hooves.

    b could be anyone in the Australian arts community and a) I don’t think so

  60. Fishing up North.

    Q. Does anyone wear life jackets here?
    A. Nuh. Trust me. If you fall overboard you aint gonna drown.

  61. Top Ender

    What is the attraction of Beattie and why is he appointed to anything at all?

    One word answer to that, albeit a long one.

    Maaaaates!

  62. thefrolickingmole

    notafan

    Quite a few years ago a friend of my fathers busted his neck in a plane accident.
    He eventually regained most of his mobility, but while he was bored in rehab/hospital dad got him a good paint set.

    Turned out he was pretty good at it and made a minor name for himself, his paintings selling for hundreds of dollars.
    Now he wasnt overly encumbered by moral scruples and eventually found out the real money was in administering the arts. Made a fortune on the luuuvie set before his troughing became too much even for them.

  63. Zyconoclast

    Flesh eating ulcer cases increasing in Victoria as experts call for urgent funding (graphic pictures)

    “It can really become very severe and eats away at the skin and soft tissue … leading to, often, long-term cosmetic deformities, even mobility issues and occasionally it’s actually associated with death,” he said.

    “So it’s actually really a serious infection.

    “If you look at the cases notified in Victoria in the last four years its gone up by more than 400 per cent.”

    In 2016 there were 182 reported cases of the ulcer, while in the first 11 months of 2017 there were 236 cases reported.

    The bacteria, commonly found in west or central Africa, is prevalent along Victoria’s coastal areas, including the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/flesh-eating-ulcer-cases-rise-amid-urgent-calls-for-funding/9661720


    Buruli ulcers occurs most commonly in rural sub-Saharan Africa especially Cote d’Ivoire,

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Buruli_ulcer

  64. Boambee John

    John Constantine at 1253

    Meat eating is the wrong side of history, proclaim those intent on converting Islam to veganism.

    Good luck with that!

  65. Rebel with cause

    Sports radio is huge business in the US. Even the UK has Radio 5 which is basically what the ABC’s digital-only Grandstand attempts to copy.

    I suspect it’s only the matey-mate culture of Australian sport and business that stops a professional operation from happening.

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    From the old thread:

    Imagine being stuck on a table with Googlery and Lizzie.
    Don’t be silly.
    Lizzie has her very own ocean going yacht.
    Da ole silverback bought it for her so they could sail around on their harbour view.

    I hate yachts. They feel unsafe to me. Hairy did look at those yacht time-share systems but decided against it. Around 5am yesterday I watched the huge ‘Ovation of the Seas’ sail in from the heads and around to the run down to the Quay, recalling how much I enjoyed the eleven stories high dawn glide into Sydney on it, arrived back from New Zealand. Not worried about Googlery down in the swamplands below. It looked wonderful in the half-dawn, lit up on top and at base with some of the passengers also obviously awake with the lights on. Then the day turned rough with high winds and the harbor was choppy. Today is once more a beautiful day. We enjoy our harbor view, Hairy’s worked hard to get it, so youse can fade out the green-eyes or I’ll do my trick with red wine on youse both at dinner. We are nothing like as wealthy as many of our neighbours here, by the way. Sydney is a big international city. Get used to it.

    Yes, Leigh has a very fine wit. (ole silverback, lol)
    So does Stimpy. I hope the Stimp is ok. He is missed.

    Hey, Amor Towels asked Quadrant for my email and has thanked me for my particular insights re his book about living under Russian communism. He is a big fish in Manhattan’s big pond, so I was thrilled. It’s encouraging, and I need that.

    You win some. 🙂

  67. Myrddin Seren

    ….., then because you have the infrastructure

    We don’t have the infrastructure. At best we are hoping the states and local governments can play catch up – massive incompetence notwithstanding, and you are front-and-centre with Labor and the Greens in destroying our energy base.

    Meanwhile, any suggestion to take the foot off the immigration pedal is literally an anathema and must be shut down before the Proles have a say.

    you can have more people, you can have greater density

    Bingo. UN. Agenda 2030. Lucy as the Albert Speer of the Australian urban environment – on track to resemble Sao Paulo. This is the nub of the thing.

    …, and you bring with it greater liveability and amenity.

    Like the vat-grown rations of soylent green that John Constantine points out upthread will form a key part of the sustainable amenity being planned for the New Demos who it is assumed will take to high density living much more compliantly than the current Deplorable Demos, which needs to be replaced….before 2030.

  68. cohenite

    Gunny Ermey:

    An outspoken conservative, Ermey spoke to Fox News in 2016 about being “blackballed” from Hollywood over his political views.

    “I’ve had a very fruitful career. I’ve done over 70 feature films,” he said. “I’ve done over 200 episodes of [Outdoor Channel series ‘GunnyTime’]… and then [Hollywood] found out that I’m a conservative.”

    Actually, he corrected, “I’m an Independent, but I said something bad about the president. I had something unsavory to say about the president’s administration, and even though I did vote for him the first time around, I was blackballed.”

    Ermey, who was an NRA board member, said at the time that his association with the organization and his disapproval of President Obama cost him acting jobs.

    “Do you realize I have not done a movie in five to six years? Why? Because I was totally blackballed by the … liberals in Hollywood,” he alleged. “They can destroy you. They’re hateful people [who] don’t just not like you, they want to take away your livelihood … that’s why I live up in the desert on a dirt road … I don’t have to put up with their crap.”

  69. H B Bear

    Aren’t Lord and Lady Waffleworth empty nesters? Surely they should set the example and take advantage of the government down-sizer program and move into one of Harry’s two bedroom dogboxes?

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For those who want to read my review now it’s gone down the memory hole, here’s an easy access:

    http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/03/bedside-joy-gentleman-Moscow/

  71. Tom

    Sports radio is huge business in the US.

    Yes it is, Rebel: every US town with more than one pub has a sports radio station. The thing is: a) it a cultural tradition; b) sports radio stations belong to their communities.

    What Hutchison has done in Melbourne is totally alienate the infant sports radio market by sacking three quarters of the existing on-air talent at SEN, replacing them with low-cost kiddies from his Croc Media production business.

    This is not just a beginner’s mistake, it’s corporate insanity. SEN’s ratings, compared with last year, are tanking. Blind Freddy could have told Hutchison they would.

  72. Atoms for Peace

    Imagine slicing the throat of a carrot on feast days..

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    You should have said to your daughter: “Did you know that there is a whole generation of semi-literate Leftard chalkies, who need a lobotomy in order to improve their intelligence?”

    Semi?

    ‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’ (15 Apr)

    John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s – a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.

    His is a fascinating story – and brave for him to tell it. The scary thing is to consider the generation of kids who’ve been inflicted with the whole-language osmosis-through-the-skin method of teaching reading. How many of those poor children are hiding their illiteracy too?

  74. Thanks for the WA shark warnings.
    Just in time for me to fly to Perth for the national surf lifesaving championships.
    There could be some world record swim times posted.

  75. Slayer of Memes

    Lost on the old fred..

    Refugee Family Set to Win Millions from NHS for Not Using Foreign Language to Explain Importance of Feeding Newborn

    A refugee family is set for a multi-million-pound NHS payout because a mother spoke no English and hospital staff did not explain to her how to care for her newborn in her native language.

    The child of the Rajatheepan family, originally from Sri Lanka, has been left with severe brain damage because midwives did not explain the importance of feeding the newborn regularly, a judge has ruled.

    The boy, now eight, was born in a healthy condition at King George Hospital in Goodmayes, Essex, in July 2009, but was left limp and sick after not being fed for 15 hours.

    Judge Martin McKenna said medics failed to overcome the language barrier, which directly resulted in the baby suffering the catastrophic injuries.

    The parents, he claimed, had been “effectively ignored” when medics visited the family at home after the birth, according to the Daily Mail.

    “The overwhelming weight of the evidence is that Mrs Rajatheepan had very little ability with the English language,” he said.

    “She was certainly unable to understand anything but the simplest of instructions and only then when accompanied with appropriate hand gestures.”

    He added: “The reality is that no one ever in fact gave Mrs Rajatheepan a clear and understandable explanation of the importance of feeding. Because of the language barrier, she had been unable to communicate her concerns to hospital staff.”

    “In the circumstances, I would enter judgement in favour of the claimant with damages to be assessed,” the judge concluded.

    However, midwives, who said they were used to dealing with mothers who did not have English as their first language, insisted that they had properly instructed Mrs. Rajatheepan on how to feed her son.

    The compensation award has yet to be fully assessed, but it is likely to be a multi-million-pound payout due to the severity of the boy’s disabilities.

    Wendy Matthews OBE, Director of Midwifery, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust commented: “We would like to say sorry again to Nilujan and the Rajatheepan family and express our sincere sympathies to them.

    “We are considering the judgement and the implications of the judge’s ruling in this case. Although we have made huge improvements since this incident occurred in 2009, we will take the opportunity to review it closely and see if there are any more lessons about our post-natal care that we can learn.”

    Stick a fork in Britain, it’s done….

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You should have said to your daughter: “Did you know that there is a whole generation of semi-literate Leftard chalkies, who need a lobotomy in order to improve their intelligence?”

    I make a point of telling all kids in my ambit that teachers aren’t always right and they need to ask themselves whether teachers have presented two sides to any issue, as there are differing viewpoints on most things. For the ‘two points of view’ approach at primary school level, I offer the example of what children think makes a nutritious school lunch and what I think does. And what the teacher thinks, one bright child added. Three points of view then, I say as I amend the example.

  77. Peter Beattie has suffered another NRL-related gaffe, this time failing to differentiate between the Newcastle Knights jersey and the one worn by soccer giants Barcelona.

    From The Oz.

    Poor Peter. Who could have predicted his serial demise?

  78. Just Interested

    In Weston Creek, I just retrieved my waste bin from out in the street. c. 2004, the Labor Green AT Government was telling us that it’s brilliant waste management strategies would mean no waste at all by 2010.

    Des, sorry to break it, but it was Kate Carnell, the Malcolm Turnbull Liberal of the day, who thought that no-waste 2010′ was a good idea:

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/what-will-be-left-with-the-departure-of-simon-corbell-20150814-gizaj1.html

    They are as bad as each other in the kiddies’ Parliament.

  79. Brian of Moorabbin

    The great R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) has died.

    He defined the world’s perception of a drill Sgt..

    Drill Sergeants are US ARMY, not Marines…

    Marines have Drill INSTRUCTORS, who will rip off your head and shit down your neck if you call them Drill ‘Sergeants’…

    Just sayin’…

  80. Just Interested

    Fairfax Radio is Australia’s biggest talk radio operator with 3AW and 2GB as its flagships. Its new competition for SEN will likely kill the latter. I used to care about SEN, but Hutchison is a smartarse bull-in-china-shop industry novice who has destroyed the joint.

    I have tried listening to both SEN and the Fairfax Radio product and in the absence of broadcasting real sport (‘actuality’) I can’t see an Australian market for a couple of blokes (or a boy and a girl) talking incessantly, coupled with talkback of cringing quality working.

  81. Dr Fred Lenin

    The. Best thing about the alp comical games was the “stolenwealth”protesters ,I am really surprised that they admitted to stealing taxpayers wealth ,the Fauxboriginals and doleist activites confessing like that is unbeleivable,so now the turnbull alp government can take action against them ,they might get JULIE ANN BURNEDASS To defend them ,he loves defending the indefensible scum still you lie down with mongrels you get fleas .

  82. notafan

    Wasn’t someone getting paid to do a talk called “No Country for Young Muslim Women”?

    Where is the one called “No Country for Christians, unless you like being dead”

    right now we should be grateful because it’s

    All Quiet on the Yammie Front

    two (more) Christians killed in a church attack in Pakistan, article in French but four men with guns on two motorcycles following earlier suicide attacks, with Christians representing only 2% of the pakistani population it’s like same but different

  83. areff

    I suspect it’s only the matey-mate culture of Australian sport and business that stops a professional operation from happening.

    That might be part of the reason no one has taken on 3AW in the Talk Stakes. Were someone ever to take up one of the moribund Melbourne radio licences and dish some Limbaugh-style conservativism (with a strine accent), they’d find a waiting and ready market of eager ears. Advertisers, though, probably not.

  84. Rebel with cause

    I can’t see an Australian market for a couple of blokes (or a boy and a girl) talking incessantly, coupled with talkback of cringing quality working.

    Except for the fact you have just described basically every talk back radio station ever.

  85. stackja

    areff MTR tried. Lost money. Now 2GB on relay.

  86. egg_

    “stolenwealth”protesters

    The hides of elephants.

  87. areff

    MTR tried

    Lousy signal strength (the old 3AK), a tin ear for Melbourne, and too much piped programming passed down from Sydney.

    It would be worth trying again, but having a proper go this time.

  88. Atoms for Peace

    I see we dodged a Tunguska event asteroid on April 15th. Between earth and moon orbit.

  89. Rebel with cause

    MTR was very manufactured. If there is ever going to be a conservative radio station it will grow organically. Conservatives aren’t going to change listening habits of a lifetime on the back of some flash marketing.

    Also will need to have a suburban/regional focus. Rush might broadcast from New York (or maybe semi-retirement in Florida now) but his early years experience was all regional radio and he knows his audience.

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He added: “The reality is that no one ever in fact gave Mrs Rajatheepan a clear and understandable explanation of the importance of feeding. Because of the language barrier, she had been unable to communicate her concerns to hospital staff.”

    This is nonsense. In Sri Lanka she would have come across mothers feeding their infants either by breast or bottle, and only a half-wit would leave a newborn or very young baby without fluids for 15 hours. They don’t need much. A few teaspoons full an hour would have done it, and something like that was probably demonstrated to her. There may well have been something else wrong with the child, or a deliberate rejection. They would have known children need feeding and it was their parental responsibility to make it clear if they did not understand. They are trying it on.

    And it seems to be working. Get ready for more of the same.

  91. Dr Faustus

    An election must be in the offing: Bill ‘Mr Popular’ Shorten promises to back the controversial Palacechook/CFMEU Brisbane Cross River Rail project with a $2.24 billion cash splash.

    Naturally, Infrastructure Australia reckons the project is a dog on steroids:

    The assumptions that have been used to justify the benefits in the Cross River Rail business case are well in excess of those we have seen for comparable projects.

    “For example, the projected rail patronage growth in the business case is 7 times faster than actual growth in Brisbane over the last decade and 2.5 times that of comparable projects in larger Australian cities.

    Unrealistic business case? Meh.
    Taxpayers, bend over and grip your ankles firmly.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I see we dodged a Tunguska event asteroid on April 15th. Between earth and moon orbit.

    Yes, apparently the closest big one ever.
    Money that goes into non-existent climate change would be better spent fending off big space rocks.

  93. zyconoclast

    Cats interested in sport (like me) may not yet realise it, but Australian sports radio content producer Croc Media’s takeover of Melbourne’s SEN at the start of the year has triggered a national shakeup in the emerging sports radio market, with Fairfax Radio – a much more cluey and business-focused management than its haemorrhaging parent – this month launching Macquarie Sports Radio.

    Gerard Whateley has quit the ABC and will headline SEN’s morning show

    GERARD Whateley is quite comfortably one of the nations best sports broadcasters and after a 17-year run — 13 of which he has spent as the ABC’s chief commentator — he has sensationally quit to join SEN.

  94. Privatly-owned talkback could only improve if the ABC was Rabzed.

  95. Tel

    It’s Top Gear with firearms. Cool.

    Because Google is kicking off politically incorrect channels, there’s a whole new site starting up.

    https://guntube.org/

  96. Tel

    Not that I watch those timewaster channels or anything.

  97. stackja

    Rebel – John Brennan knows radio. He built up three successful Sydney radio stations.

  98. bundyrum

    Didn’t that genius Beattie have a big cloud over him back in his day about blackmail & a courtcase blocked from public view?
    The taxi drivers around Brisbane seemed to know a lot about it.

  99. rickw

    A refugee family is set for a multi-million-pound NHS payout because a mother spoke no English and hospital staff did not explain to her how to care for her newborn in her native language.

    When Jr was born, the room was shared with an ?stani woman who had just pumped out #6. In the discussions amongst his siblings, University age to primary age, one of the sisters asked, “what happens if the baby gets sick and dies?”. Older sister: “Don’t worry, if that happens we’ll sue the hospital!”.

    Shitholistan’s are shit because they’re full of shit people, this is what we’re importing en masse.

  100. johanna

    calli
    #2687952, posted on April 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Camilla uses bee venom on her face? She’s being ripped off. My mother has better skin at 87.

    Fortunately I inherited it. But I also inherited Dad’s great face for radio.

    Win some, lose some. 😀

    Yeah, I’ve got better skin than her as well, and I’m older than her (though not 87) and have spent a lifetime doing all the wrong things except getting into the sun. The sun is fatal.

    Genes, baby, genes. Nothing else matters much when it comes to skin, except sun.

    So sad to see some of the real beauties of my youth nowadays, all wrinkled up or crisscrossed with seams and lines, despite rigorous beauty regimes and gallons of moisturiser. I’ve got a couple of light frown lines – that’s it – in my 60s. Never did anything but wash with soap and water. Partied hard for decades.

    Life’s not fair. That’s not always a bad thing. 🙂

  101. Tom

    Zyco, Gerard Whateley is one of the reasons SEN is tanking: he has the personality of a pot plant and — surprise, surprise — he has brought with him a truckload of ABC knowall moral supremacism (including regular guests spots by Bawwie Cassidy spriuking green left politics, FFS!), which goes down like a lead balloon with sports fans.

  102. zyconoclast

    Stick a fork in Britain, it’s done….

    Make your you have given correct multilingual instructions of ‘fork sticking in.’

    (secretly record these instructions)

  103. cuckoo

    It’s funny. SBS, after screaming for weeks about the Syrian chemical attacks and how the West Must Respond, within hours of the missile strike are now giving blanket coverage to every ragtag anti-war rally protesting those strikes.

  104. nilk

    From the OT, I sincerely like the thoughts of Cats:

    When my daughter came home from school last week she said “dad, did you know that there were generations of aboriginal kids stolen from their parents to make them more white?”

    I hope my response, “utter bullshit,” got back to the teacher.

    Lysander when I was in Year 9 (1981) Miss B the social science teacher told us that we’d killed off all the aboriginals and there were barely any full-blooded ones left. I was gutted and told my dad. He said that my teacher was an idiot because my grandfather was working with them up in the NT and there were plenty. Oh, and we weren’t killing them off.

    The education department commies have been pushing that one for years.

  105. would be better spent fending off big space rocks

    1. If one is coming our way, there is not much we could do to stop it (without Bruce Willis).
    2. Jupiter and Saturn do a sterling job of collecting most of the stray big ones that enter the solar system.
    3. Better of spending the money on another Willis movie which would hopefully return some of the money spent.

  106. Lysander

    Thanks Nilk and others.

    Btw, has anyone seen Miranda Devine stepping up her attacks on Delcons again? That Mal guy must be struggling or something hmmm….

  107. zyconoclast

    Feminist author Germaine Greer has shared her bleak prediction for the upcoming royal wedding, claiming Meghan Markle will ‘bolt’ from her marriage to Prince Harry out of boredom.

    Speaking to 60 Minutes, the outspoken activist slammed the Suits actress, implying she was marrying for money and status, but had given up too much of herself for the relationship to work.

    Ms Greer said the monotony of royal life would likely set in, as would the rigid and demanding nature of her new life.

    ‘She will see vistas of boredom that are unbelievable,’ Ms Greer said.

  108. jupes

    Zyco, Gerard Whateley is one of the reasons SEN is tanking: he has the personality of a pot plant and — surprise, surprise — he has brought with him a truckload of ABC knowall moral supremacism (including regular guests spots by Bawwie Cassidy spriuking green left politics, FFS!), which goes down like a lead balloon with sports fans.

    Why would SEN allow Cassidy to pollute their radio station? How stupid are they?

  109. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    would be better spent fending off big space rocks
    1. If one is coming our way, there is not much we could do to stop it (without Bruce Willis).

    Golly. I must be ‘open to influence’. I thought we were getting somewhere with ideas of smashing a big one to smithereens. Oh well. Life is a perilous adventure on the edge of nowhere.

    I’d better just get on with it. 🙂

  110. Des Deskperson

    “Des, sorry to break it, but it was Kate Carnell, the Malcolm Turnbull Liberal of the day, who thought that no-waste 2010′ was a good idea:”

    Wow! The way it was flogged by the Stanhope Government, I assumed that it was one of theirs!

    Carnell was certainly Labor-lite – including sucking up to ‘development’ carpet0baggers just like the Barr administration – but in one sense, at least, shel was more honest and upfront than the Labor/Greens government that followed her.

    She never promised that no-one would ever be killed at a public event organised by her government.

  111. H B Bear

    Shitholistan’s are shit because they’re full of shit people, this is what we’re importing en masse.

    All shitholes have one thing in common – they are low trust countries without the rule of law. This is one of the reasons Lebs and other muzzies routinely get done for fraud in this country – vehicle insurance, arson, childcare you name it. In a shithole it doesn’t work because the politicians have already stolen whatever cash they can get hold of but it does in the West, for a while at least. And wealth doesn’t matter, look at Obeid and that clown from Liverpool.

    Culture matters.

  112. jupes

    1. If one is coming our way, there is not much we could do to stop it (without Bruce Willis).

    I would have thought rockets and nukes would do the trick.

  113. H B Bear

    Ms Greer said the monotony of royal life would likely set in, as would the rigid and demanding nature of her new life.

    I think Greer is probably correct. Even being a complete thicko is no answer – look at Lady Di. I wonder if Megan will end up having Paki doctors driven into the palace in the boots of cars too?

  114. pete m

    Beattie may have got into some naughty strife with that Rose lady.
    Not with her directly, but not many degrees of separation involved, apparently. She threatened him with an expose.

    The fact the media and Courts covered it up was amazing. Would not have happened with a conservative leader.

    Shorten just showed us how easily it is done with media backed cronies.

  115. struth

    Britain is no more done than we are…………………………………………………..

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Speaking to 60 Minutes, the outspoken activist slammed the Suits actress, implying she was marrying for money and status, but had given up too much of herself for the relationship to work.

    Hold on a minute, that sort of jealousy sounds like ……………..

    Nup. My lips are sealed.
    But what a bitter and twisted old hag Greer has become.

  117. The Barking Toad

    Zyc – I have now gone to confession and:

    Bless me father for I committed the sin of masturbation

    I will never do it again father because of the picture Zyc linked.

    Father: You’ll go to heaven because I believe you.

  118. I would have thought rockets and nukes would do the trick.

    I would have thought the problem with something the size of (say) King Island (or Tassie) is the risk of converting it from one planet destroying rock to many planet destroying rocks.
    Consider scale, velocity and angle of approach.
    Ya feelin’ lucky punk?

  119. cuckoo

    Feminist author Germaine Greer has shared her bleak prediction for the upcoming royal wedding, claiming Meghan Markle will ‘bolt’ from her marriage to Prince Harry out of boredom.

    One can’t watch the promos for that without laughing. Greer looks like a bag lady who’s been dragged backwards through a hedge. And with a face like a dropped pie. 60 Minutes are casting her as the Ugly Sister to Markle’s Cinderella and she seems happy to oblige. Or too enamoured of the spotlight to know better.

  120. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think Greer is probably correct. Even being a complete thicko is no answer – look at Lady Di. I wonder if Megan will end up having Paki doctors driven into the palace in the boots of cars too?

    Depends on who you marry, Bear. William and Kate seem to be OK with The Firm, and Harry seems a fairly independent sort. They all get the opportunity for time out. It’s just a job. There are worse ones.

    And the workplace outfits are to die for.
    You also get to wear a lot of really nice hats. 🙂

  121. Tel

    Childless leaders in Europe

    George Soros has had three wives and plenty of kids… he’d make a great leader for Europe, they should all do what he says then.

  122. Tom

    Why would SEN allow Cassidy to pollute their radio station? How stupid are they?

    SEN is now being run by radio industry novice Craig Hutchison, who thinks the way to make his star hiring Gerard Whateley popular is to let him do whatever he wants, including attempting to indoctrinate sports fans with green-left political talking points by having Bawwie Cassidy as a regular guest.

    This, of course, is university-level stupid and a surefire way to destroy the business.

    Ironically, Hutchison isn’t a leftoid — but all of his media mates and financial backers are, including Dr Turf (John Rothfield), so he just goes along with them to avoid being the odd man out.

    He is too stupid to understand the damage he’s doing.

  123. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Comments from Cat fashionistas

    Looks like wrapped garbage.

    Poor lady. No woman deserves this.

  124. Dr Fred Lenin

    Zyconoclast. Thank Gaia those bastards aren’t breeding ,there are more than enough socialist wankers in the world as it is .

  125. H B Bear

    William and Kate seem to be OK with The Firm …

    William was born into it. Kate’s family are English and seem to be out and out social climbers, so Kate struck the jackpot. Harry now realises he is stuck with the job too. Megan’s knowledge of princess life has probably come from Walt Disney.

    I may be wrong. We’ll see I guess.

  126. cuckoo

    On the other hand, it was a delight to watch last night’s ep of Grand Designs. It featured a young London couple: handsome, decent sane young lad and his gorgeous Swedish girlfriend (settle down, class). Everything about her body language showed she adored him and deferred to him in an old-fashioned wifely way. It did your heart good to see it. The gf was no pushover, either. Given that the young man had worked like a trojan to build the house, Kevin McCloud asked her if she considered it his house or theirs. With the grace of a young queen she replied: “It’s his house, but our home”. I could hear the heads of ugly cat-clutching spinsters exploding across the country.

  127. The taxi drivers around Brisbane seemed to know a lot about it.

    Huh? You’ve found taxi drivers in Brisbane who speak enough English to carry a conversation?
    Never mind one who knows or cares who is Sahib Peter Beattie the former Rajah of Queensland?

  128. Some History

    Greer looks like a bag lady who’s been dragged backwards through a hedge. And with a face like a dropped pie.

    The Barking Toad – your penance.

    https://imgur.com/ovxz9n8

  129. Dr Faustus

    I would have thought the problem with something the size of (say) King Island (or Tassie) is the risk of converting it from one planet destroying rock to many planet destroying rocks.

    King Island sized ones are obviously easy peasey after you’ve done the JSA/HAZOPs. The problem with the tiddlers is that nobody notices them until they are on top of us.

    With little warning, a relatively large asteroid flew through the Earth-Moon system on April 15th only 192,200 km (0.5 Lunar Distance) from our planet. 2018 GE3 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey approaching Earth on April 14th.

    Even Bruce Willis would struggle with 24 hours notice.

  130. The Barking Toad

    The Barking Toad – your penance.

    Jesus wept and Moses crept.

    I need strong drink

  131. jupes

    I would have thought the problem with something the size of (say) King Island (or Tassie) is the risk of converting it from one planet destroying rock to many planet destroying rocks.
    Consider scale, velocity and angle of approach.
    Ya feelin’ lucky punk?

    Something that big should be seen a fair way out. That being the case it would’t have to be destroyed, just sent on a different trajectory. Smaller rocks can be blown to smithereens.

  132. Dr Faustus

    Beattie may have got into some naughty strife with that Rose lady.
    Not with her directly, but not many degrees of separation involved, apparently. She threatened him with an expose.

    Amazing that Beattie hasn’t gone Larry Pickering, who is quite clear on that particular score.
    Too busy apologising, I guess.

  133. notafan

    Ms Markle is a grown woman taking on the full time job that comes with a royal marriage, and oh gosh for a long long time many ordinary women have been making marriage a full time job, with or without a palace or two

    There is no thing in the world that is practically perfect in every way

    besides which being in the acting business exposes one to the limits on privacy

    no idea why Germaine would wade it, did someone ask her to write something controversial?

  134. The Barking Toad

    Amazing that Beattie hasn’t gone Larry Pickering

    Suspect he knows Larry couldn’t give a flying. He’s put assets out of reach and has the big C.

    He’d love the grinning incompetent to try though just so he could take the piss out of him.

  135. egg_

    2. Jupiter and Saturn do a sterling job of collecting most of the stray big ones that enter the solar system.

    The Goracle’s gravity field is disrupting events?

  136. egg_

    1. If one is coming our way, there is not much we could do to stop it (without Bruce Willis).
    2. Jupiter and Saturn do a sterling job of collecting most of the stray big ones that enter the solar system.
    3. Better of spending the money on another Willis movie which would hopefully return some of the money spent.

    Agreed.
    Can we detect everything coming at us, anyway?
    Methinks not.
    And if we try to disrupt something, it wouldn’t surprise me if we do a ‘Titanic’ and worsen the situation.

  137. Dr Faustus

    Australian wine records tumble as exports to China crack lucrative $1 billion mark

    All fun and games until Emperor Xi wants Australia to accept that China is the historic owner of Vanuatu and has traditional fishing rights through the Barrier Reef.

  138. Oh come on

    Today’s West has a hilariously inaccurate full front page spread and special feature about the “Golden Games” and how incredible the closing ceremony was. Obviously written last Friday before the weekend. I wonder how they’re going to backpedal that tomorrow.

  139. egg_

    ‘She will see vistas of boredom that are unbelievable,’ Ms Greer said.

    Envy?

  140. All fun and games until Emperor Xi wants …

    No problem. At current growth rate of consumption, they are going to be too pissed to bother.

  141. notafan

    I suspect Greer doesn’t approve of traditional helpmate type roles for women

  142. johanna

    (Re TheirABC’s latest failed drama, Harrow)

    Oh come on
    #2687809, posted on April 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Sounds like just about every recent BBC law enforcement drama ever, Des. All brooding heroes with troubled backgrounds and crimes being committed in places that showcase bleak, sparse, striking landscapes. They have ripped off the Nord cop dramas something chronic, albeit with less snow.

    Britcop television, once brilliant (Exhibit A, The Sweeney) has been degenerating for years. There was one on the other night, the name of which I have mercifully forgotten, which featured:

    – a mixed race heroine, whose father was a shady white cop and whose mother had ‘mental health issues’

    – two disabled cast members in prominent roles (i.e. very smart)

    – absurd plot holes, such that a child could find

    – a black cop who is onto Our Heroine’s coverups. No doubt they will end up in a clinch.

    What pisses me off is that they plunder great shows like The Sweeney and The Professionals for stylised remakes or to try to get some authenticity. They haven’t got a clue.

    What happens when the Flying Squad haven’t had any dinner.

  143. thefrolickingmole

    Monty levels of wrongollogy…

    Heres a Guardian persons wussia/wuassia/wussia-ing over Syria.

    I dont support the attacks just made on Syria for all sorts of reasons, yet I am glad that the West has finally come to its senses and understands that Russia is a dangerous enemy that must be challenged and resisted – after a decade in which Russia has started the first European War since 1945, occupied and annexed a neighboring State, conducted cyberwarfare again us, sent its bombers to simulate nuclear attack on us, interefered in our elections and undermined our democracy, murdered Putin’s opponent on our streets. And we, weakly, tried to look the other way. Now, we have to face up to Russian aggression

  144. The Barking Toad

    Comment in the Oz on the article about Angus Campbell appointment as chief of defence:

    Dream on – He’s a political appointee and when Mal says jump it’ll be – “How high does Lucy want me too?”

    Harsh but fair.

  145. Tel

    Monty levels of wrongollogy…

    Heres a Guardian persons wussia/wuassia/wussia-ing over Syria.

    I’m pretty sure Boris would agree with all that.

  146. Egor

    Markle is an American, it’s going to be just toooo tempting not to parlay her new found marketing advantages into a celebrity heaven plan, needs the right manager, a Kardashian type future awaits….needs a baby with Harry first, she”ll get custody.
    Silly boy.

  147. cohenite

    1. If one is coming our way, there is not much we could do to stop it (without Bruce Willis).
    2. Jupiter and Saturn do a sterling job of collecting most of the stray big ones that enter the solar system.
    3. Better of spending the money on another Willis movie which would hopefully return some of the money spent.

    Agreed.
    Can we detect everything coming at us, anyway?
    Methinks not.
    And if we try to disrupt something, it wouldn’t surprise me if we do a ‘Titanic’ and worsen the situation.

    detection would need investment; Australia’s best suburban solicitor masquerading as our best PM, howard, knocked back Australia’s participation in a southern equivalent of a satellite detection program and saved about $5 mill.

    A satellite program in geostationary orbits in both hemispheres would detect 50 meter rocks. Once detection occurred some satellite mounted LASERs would be the answer. With the $trillions spent on alarmism this could have been done. NASA is working on it and maybe the boffins realise alarmism has run its race and want another big money project to replace it.

  148. thefrolickingmole

    More wrongness..

    Nor did his Virgilian forecast of “the River Tiber foaming with much blood” come to pass. Britain is, has long been, and will endure as a pluralist nation of multiple identities and communities.

    Id be fairly willing to bet the UK was much lighter “policed” pre mass migration rather than later.

    Even the same publication thinks so.

    UK counter-terror laws most Orwellian in Europe, says Amnesty
    Human rights group says Britain is leading ‘race to the bottom’ with measures that threaten rights and freedoms

    Im not even going to touch on the religion that cant be named or the rape gangs or the terror attacks…..etc…etc..

  149. egg_

    Sounds like just about every recent BBC law enforcement drama ever, Des. All brooding heroes with troubled backgrounds and crimes being committed in places that showcase bleak, sparse, striking landscapes. They have ripped off the Nord cop dramas something chronic, albeit with less snow.

    River was interesting – ironically starring a Nordic actor in a Brit series.

  150. pete m

    peak stupid fashion.

    Although the cut beer cans dress could be very aussie.

  151. Leigh Lowe

    Why would SEN allow Cassidy to pollute their radio station? How stupid are they?

    Because Whateley probably had inserted in his contract that he had “editorial freedom” to select and interview guests at his discretion.
    ABC types are very hot-to-trot over “management interference”.
    Whately won’t give a rats about ratings … he is an honourable member of the fourth estate fearlessly telling stories about Donald Trump, Myanamar and Manus Island on a sports station.
    Remember former ABC luvvie Jill Singer had a swooning attack on air at Channel 7 because their lawyers had pulled a story about Jeff Kennett which would have made Kennett an extremely wealthy man had it gone to air?
    Of course, their ABC luvvies were outraged at “censorship” when, in fact, it was a prudent management and legal team making sure they didn’t get their arses sued off.

  152. woolfe

    TV Times on/There is a program on Netflix about a big rock coming our way, Salvation i think its called. They also think a nuke would turn a planet killing rock lots of smaller planet killing rocks. And yes, i believe everything i see on Netflix. Trying to us a gravity puller or something to shift it from its path.

    The Expanse is much better and Babylon Berlin is awesome /TV Times off

  153. egg_

    A satellite program in geostationary orbits in both hemispheres would detect 50 meter rocks. Once detection occurred some satellite mounted LASERs would be the answer. With the $trillions spent on alarmism this could have been done. NASA is working on it and maybe the boffins realise alarmism has run its race and want another big money project to replace it.

    The simplest method of disruption would be to move its orbit out of our orbital plane.
    They may be the more difficult objects to detect, anyway?

  154. Dr Faustus

    White South African farmers don’t need Australia’s help, UNHCR says

    As pressure mounts within the Coalition to help resettle the farmers, the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

    The Government has so far ruled out a special visa category for the white South Africans and has been at pains to point out that Australia’s immigration program does not discriminate.

    Nearly 40 years ago, Australia was able to recruit mining engineers specifically from South Africa and the UK on the basis of national need, language, comparable professional standards, and likelihood of successful assimilation in Australia. As I recall, the UNHCR was scarcely involved at all.

    We were probably all less stupid then.

  155. Geriatric Mayfly

    They would have known children need feeding and it was their parental responsibility to make it clear if they did not understand. They are trying it on.

    From my experience, babies make it abundantly clear when they need feeding. The idea is to pick them up and fill them up, to stop the bloody racket. Pretty basic even to those of extremely low wattage.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2688019, posted on April 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Comments from Cat fashionistas

    Not a designer I’d want wrapping my Christmas presents.

  157. Up The Workers!

    Putin is put-out by the fact that Trump can’t be put-off, but it is with him, that he must put-up.

  158. struth

    As pressure mounts within the Coalition to help resettle the farmers, the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

    Really, who’d a thunk ut?

    It’s a mussie or it’s not happening.

    How much proof do we need that we are being invaded and the invasion ordered by the global Socialist U.N.

  159. Zatara

    the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

    So who asked them?

  160. H B Bear

    Really, who’d a thunk ut?

    Yep completely gobsmacked. UN can’t have the world thinking the blacks can’t run Sth Africa.

  161. bundyrum

    Serena…i am talking from the time the asshole was in charge….Brisbane had a lot of Aussie drivers the enrichers were just arriving.
    Ya numbnut.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

    Obvious answer …
    “Good.
    We will apply your revised and tighter test of eligibility to all those applying for asylum on grounds of oppression from every other shithole in the world.”

  163. areff

    Megan’s knowledge of princess life has probably come from Walt Disney.

    If he’s lucky, unlike his dad, she won’t come bolting down the stairs and dive head-first into the china cabinet in look-at-me “suicide” bid.

    There’s a lot to dislike about Charles, but having to endure Di for as long as he did must have been an ordeal almost as unpleasant as the fate that allegedly befell Edward II.

  164. egg_

    cohenite
    #2688061, posted on April 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua (obviously) not on our ecliptic plane passed inside the orbit of Mercury late last year travelling at 44 km/sec.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    There’s a lot to dislike about Charles, but having to endure Di for as long as he did must have been an ordeal almost as unpleasant as the fate that allegedly befell Edward II.

    She sure had the meeja eating out of her hand.
    He was on a hiding to nothing with all the media and celebrity types she had in tow.

  166. lotocoti

    Babylon Berlin

    Sounds like somebody has ripped off Phillip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series.

  167. egg_

    Asteroid 2016 HO3 has been in quasi orbit of Earth for a century and another was for a decade.
    Interesting stuff.

  168. Boambee John

    the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

    Would that be the same UNHCR that could not find a single Christian refugee from Syria for our “special 10,000”?

    Leave the UN. Its proponents sometimes use the argument that Western nations should stay, and accede to its many and various treaties, because we might need the protection of those treaties some day. The bit about no Christian refugees and this on South Africans make it clear that NO protection will be provided to Christians or whites, and particularly not to Christian whites.

  169. Boambee John

    LL at 1715

    She sure had the meeja eating out of her hand.

    Not in the early days, when everything was going well. One satirical show in the UK in the mid 1980s (Rubbery Figures) regularly depicted her as having a brain the size of a pea.

    The meeja love came later, when she could be used as a weapon against the royals.

  170. feelthebern

    We still have royal families?
    How quaint.

  171. Bruce of Newcastle

    The NEO wiki page has a lot of interesting stuff:

    Near-Earth object

  172. feelthebern

    I want Australia to have a directly elected prez.
    Shane Warne to be the first prez.
    Failing that, Phar Lap’s stuffed corpse.
    You know it makes sense.

  173. Myrddin Seren

    There is a program on Netflix about a big rock coming our way, Salvation i think its called.

    Started to watch Episode 1.

    Lost me within 15 minutes with ‘nerdy genius college kid discovers Big Rock, convinces Elon Musk-character that ‘The Truth is Out There – and It is Very BIG’. So many cliches – so little time.

    If you like this type of thing ( and I do ), watched Beyond Skyline last night. A pleasant distraction.

    /Chook OFF

  174. johanna

    Des, the ACT Government is a disgrace, as we know, but I just found it out on a personal level.

    I sold my shack in a designated area for increasing density about 18 months ago. I was told that the block was too small for a dual occupancy.

    Surprise, surprise, it has just been resold with approval for a dual occupancy (a developer bought my place.)

    I was recounting this to a friend at lunch this week, and she told me that exactly the same thing happened to her brother a few years ago. He asked about putting a couple of townhouses on his large inner city block, and was told it could not be done due to planning regulations. So, he sold it, and lo and behold! suddenly all things became possible and townhouses popped up on his block.

    This corruption has occurred under both parties in the ACT, and meanwhile, as Des points out, they are still distracting voters with promises of no waste and emission free energy.

    And, I know that in a free market the things below don’t matter. But, it wasn’t a free market.

    I wanted to redevelop my block in this lovely cul de sac with single storey residences and hedges and lots of trees with a couple of single storey townhouses in faux Federation style, with eaves and stained glass windows and a low street profile. It was not just a sentimental idea. I would have made a lot of money.

    But, not possible, so I sold.

    Less than 18 months later, pictures appeared on a real estate website of an artist’s impression of the redevelopment approval. It was a steel and concrete box, two storeys, no eaves, with floor to ceiling windows which would make it baking in summer and freezing in winter. It demolished the front garden, but tasteful turf was shown.

    In this little, leafy, old, cul de sac, it was simply horrible.

    Look, if the ACT Government was similarly libertarian across the board, why would I complain? I wouldn’t.

    But, in practice, that same ACT government places heritage orders on people’s properties, including nondescript shacks, thereby making their lives a misery. Want to upgrade your 1940s bathroom? Look forward to months and years of suffering.

    Want to get rid of a huge tree which is split and held together by chains? It took two years for a friend’s body corporate to get approval to remove it.

    The ACT government is very reminiscent of the Hillary/Obama approach – look! shiny! while everything goes to hell and they divide up the spoils.

  175. feelthebern

    When I was out getting some tucker during the lunching hour, I happened upon a homeless chap.
    Cardboard sign & all.
    I thought to myself, this is what Christopher Pyne would be doing if he wasn’t in parliament.

  176. I would be more worried about a real big one hitting the moon.
    That could really fsck things up.

  177. Myrddin Seren

    The ACT government is very reminiscent of the Hillary/Obama approach – look! shiny! while everything goes to hell and they divide up the spoils.

    Australia is an insanely corrupt place.

    About the only thing our Protected Classes seem to be world-class at is sweeping it under the carpet so the Proles don’t get too spooked over the nightly news – and the strip mining of Australia’s wealth can continue unimpeded.

  178. feelthebern

    Why is anyone concerned about anything of size hitting the earth?
    Bruce Willis will save us again.
    That documentary Armageddon showed how well he did it last time.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    When I was out getting some tucker during the lunching hour, I happened upon a homeless chap.
    Cardboard sign & all.
    I thought to myself, this is what Christopher Pyne would be doing if he wasn’t in parliament.

    Helo.
    My name is Cristoper..
    I am a begging machine!!

  180. JC

    …..with single storey residences and hedges and lots of trees with a couple of single storey townhouses in faux Federation style,

    Tasteful. Johanna should be the editor of Architectural Digest. Mock architecture is so cutting edge.

  181. Marcus

    SEN is now being run by radio industry novice Craig Hutchison, who thinks the way to make his star hiring Gerard Whateley popular is to let him do whatever he wants, including attempting to indoctrinate sports fans with green-left political talking points by having Bawwie Cassidy as a regular guest.

    Just one look at the latest TV ratings will tell you exactly how little politics Australians want in their entertainment.

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/tv/glenn-dyer’s-tv-ratings/ar-AAvVqRX?ocid=spartandhp

    For instance, MKR and The Voice get quintuple (you read that right) the audience of the giggling leftist nincompoops on The Project, while Seven and Nine both smash ABC’s news bulletin.

    I don’t know much about the radio game, but letting a sports presenter turn his show into a leftist stack is a terrible strategy.

  182. Marcus

    Helo.
    My name is Cristoper..
    I am a begging machine!!

    “Will Fix For Food”

  183. Myrddin Seren

    I would be more worried about a real big one hitting the moon.

    The Aliens can look after their own Base.

    We need Space Command here.

    Starship Troopers confirmed

    The Donald just needs to wriggle it past Congress without people asking probing questions like ‘But is this about the Wussians and the Chinese, or is it something else ?’ ( cue spooky music ).

  184. cohenite

    Interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua (obviously) not on our ecliptic plane passed inside the orbit of Mercury late last year travelling at 44 km/sec.

    10 to 1 Oumuamua is a space ship.

    I would be more worried about a real big one hitting the moon.
    That could really fsck things up.

    It did, in Oblivion; one of Cruise’s better efforts.

  185. JC

    Imagine all those turbans flying about.

    Indiana.

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Authorities in Greenwood are at the scene of a disturbance at a temple.

    Police said 150 people were involved in a “brawl,” which led to 3-4 people receiving minor injuries. No weapons were recovered at the scene and no arrests were made.

    The brawl reportedly resulted from an anticipated transition of leadership power. They said those in power did not want to step down.

    This is very unlike Indians… of the Asian variety.

  186. nemkat

    Can’t see the Government committing Hara Kiri for the sake of a few South African farmers.

  187. JC

    By the numbers. The military industrial complex in the US has done really well according to a trader’s blog. These names make up most of the MMC.

    5 year returns / in excess of SPY

    RTN 328% / +241%

    NOC 438% / +351%

    BA +326% / +239%

    GD +252% / +165%

    HII +423% / +335%

    SPR +318% / +231%

    OA +316% / +229%

    LMT +309% / +223%

    The dude writing that blog is a carbon copy of Artiste. Sounds just like him about Syria and wars.

  188. egg_

    I would be more worried about a real big one hitting the moon.

    Paradoxically, it (gravitational field) hopefully helps to ‘sweep’ stuff from our path, also?

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    I would be more worried about a real big one hitting the moon.

    It’d kill all the flowers?

    China wants to put flowers on the moon (13 Apr)

  190. Baldrick

    The Expanse is much better and Babylon Berlin is awesome /TV Times off

    Season 2 of The Expanse has started too.

  191. JC

    Paradoxically, it (gravitational field) hopefully helps to ‘sweep’ stuff from our path, also?

    My theory (being an astrophysicist) is that the monster planets out the perimeter of the solar system have kept that little rock we live on relatively safe from those monster rocks flying around randomly. Those huge fuckers (the monster planets) just suck them into their orbit.

    It also follows on from my other theory. It’s the main reason I think life is sparse to most likely non-existent within the reaches of our known universe. Without huge fuckers like those big motherfucker planets covering our behind, we would be a sitting duck and end up pock marked to annihilation.

  192. Marcus

    Starship Troopers confirmed –

    We don’t need to worry about any threats from space, then. Whatever it is, Clancy Brown will sort it out.

    Why, we don’t even need Bruce Willis.

  193. johanna

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2688070, posted on April 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    They would have known children need feeding and it was their parental responsibility to make it clear if they did not understand. They are trying it on.

    From my experience, babies make it abundantly clear when they need feeding. The idea is to pick them up and fill them up, to stop the bloody racket. Pretty basic even to those of extremely low wattage.

    That judge typifies what is wrong with the judiciary in the Western world.

    Common sense is lost on them.

    I guarantee that if you polled Sri Lankans about whether they knew that newborn babies had to be fed – FFS, otherwise there would be no Sri Lankans.

    The British legal system is rewarding child murder.

  194. nemkat

    Of course, walking away from the U.N. would put us on the same path Rhodesia and pre 1992 South Africa took.
    That worked out well for the people that made those decisions.
    They’re now demanding to be let into Australia.

  195. Baldrick

    Can’t see the Government committing Hara Kiri for the sake of a few South African farmers.

    That’s right dumbkat, but the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals are only too happy to commit Seppuku for Malcolm.

  196. egg_

    the monster planets out the perimeter of the solar system have kept that little rock we live on relatively safe from those monster rocks flying around randomly.

    IIRC they can also be guilty of occasionally tipping some in to the inner orbits, too.

  197. H B Bear

    There’s a lot to dislike about Charles, but having to endure Di for as long as he did must have been an ordeal almost as unpleasant as the fate that allegedly befell Edward II.

    I’m sure that is why they had her bumped off. Oh … and the potential little muzzy grand kids.

  198. JC

    There’s a lot to dislike about Charles, but having to endure Di for as long as he did must have been an ordeal almost as unpleasant as the fate that allegedly befell Edward II.

    She was brain dead useless, but still better than this wally. This is the “prince” who fly’s to gerbil warming confabs in a private jet.

  199. Gab

    Oh … and the potential little muzzy grand kids.

    Wasn’t Charles skiting he is related to Mohammed? Surely muzzy grandkids for the Queen would be acceptable.

  200. Infidel Tiger

    2 shark attacks in one day in WA.

    No wonder we have no tourists.

  201. Charles already has grandchildren

  202. pbw

    Zyc,

    There’s something wrong with the subtitles.

  203. egg_

    10 to 1 Oumuamua is a space ship.

    Apparently SETI did check it out for radio signals.
    Also, such objects could be in abundance (‘ejected into the Galactic halo’) and they think they found its source.

  204. Eyrie

    I really, really want one of those VTOL aircraft spaceship things that Cruise had in Oblivion.

  205. Dr Fred Lenin

    I call the ACT “government the Canberra City Council it’s asuburb of Queanbeyan isn’t it ?
    The NT mob fare no better I call them the NT Shire Council. , it’s part of the Peoples Decromatic Republic of south Australia isn’t it? Then there’s the Tasmanian Shire Council ,part of the Cfmeu Republic of Andrewstan .( Them royal names is out comrade mate ,)

  206. woolfe

    I suppose when you let the apex predator in the ocean procreate then there is little to limit the population.

  207. cohenite

    Apparently SETI did check it out for radio signals.
    Also, such objects could be in abundance (‘ejected into the Galactic halo’) and they think they found its source.

    It looks like one of slick willy’s cigars. After being used.

  208. I knew a middle class Australian woman who was not feeding her newborn properly.

    She wasn’t letting her baby suckle for long enough.

    The home visit nurse was alarmed at baby’s weight loss and insisted she supplement with a bottle.

    Passing the buck for what ought to be a very basic and you should know because human responsibility is ludicrous.

    In a righteous world the parents should have been on neglect charges.

  209. thefrolickingmole

    I guarantee that if you polled Sri Lankans about whether they knew that newborn babies had to be fed – FFS, otherwise there would be no Sri Lankans.

    The British legal system is rewarding child murder.

    It would be interesting to see what other pathologies the couple had.

    “on the nod” for a day straight after a drug binge?
    Mouth breathing retards?
    Deliberate neglect?

    If I was a fetus in a Pommie Sri Lankan guts right now Id be fairly worried this might turn into the new “Mediterranean back”.

  210. Steve trickler.

    Apparently a video has surfaced on the dark web. Clinton-Abedin doing some shocking things. Stuff you don’t want to research on the web.

    This bloke talks about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MplPQfhAi9k

    On the odd chance it is true, anyone that views the Clinton-Abedin video it is breaking the law.

    Sounds like BS. But?

  211. Then again Diana adored Charles, allegedly, yet he quickly made it clear she was his second choice.

    I’m sure a mature man who made the effort could have made a success of the Charles and Di marriage.

  212. H B Bear

    I’m sure a mature man who made the effort could have made a success of the Charles and Di marriage.

    They are/were both fruit cakes.

  213. Baldrick

    An attrition rate of 0.7%. I’d reckon that’s pretty good –

    RMIT ABC Fact Check ✔ @ABCFactCheck
    Here’s a #fastfact on the amount of live sheep exported from Australia between 2010 and 2017:
    Over 17.4 million live sheep exported, 134,532 of these sheep died at sea.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    10 to 1 Oumuamua is a space ship.

    The aliens would have to be small critters. Oumuamua is only 230 × 35 × 35 m, which is almost exactly the same as HMAS Canberra at 230 x 32 m with 7 m draft.

    Being stuck in HMAS Canberra for ten million odd years without wifi would be excruciating.

  215. Snoopy

    nemkat
    #2688112, posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    Of course, walking away from the U.N. would put us on the same path Rhodesia and pre 1992 South Africa took.
    That worked out well for the people that made those decisions.
    They’re now demanding to be let into Australia.

    Tell us how Taiwan is fucked. Idiot.

  216. zyconoclast

    China wants to put flowers on the moon (13 Apr)

    I would be very wary of any reference to flowers and the Chinese communist party.
    Turned out very badly last time.

    THE HUNDRED FLOWERS CAMPAIGN
    The Hundred Flowers campaign (baihua yundong) was a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) program that encouraged China’s intellectuals to submit different ideas, opinions and suggestions – even criticism of the party and its policies. It was launched by Mao Zedong in May 1956 and was underpinned by the phrase “Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend”. Many interpreted the Hundred Flowers movement as a ‘Beijing Spring’, a period of liberalisation and ideological relaxation. But within a year, Mao Zedong had abandoned his new-found tolerance for new ideas and opinions. Those who had voiced criticisms of the CCP and its government were themselves targeted, most notably during the Anti-Rightist campaign (1957).

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Then again Diana adored Charles, allegedly, yet he quickly made it clear she was his second choice.

    Ummm, it’s an inconvenient truth that she began straying long before Charles tired of it all, and went back to Camilla – Lady Di was just the master of manipulating the media.

  218. calli

    Ha! I’m slow on the uptake.

    I thought that Stephanopoulos clip posted here on Friday was some sort of inquiry under oath. Seems it’s just an interview with the ABC. Comey can say whatever he likes. Meh.

  219. Tintarella di Luna

    Heard an excellent play on the name of our nation’s capital today – Can’tberra, because it’s full of

  220. Tintarella di Luna

    oops posted too soon –it’s full of people who say can’t do this and can’t do that.

  221. zyconoclast

    pbw
    #2688120, posted on April 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    Zyc,

    There’s something wrong with the subtitles.

    Try this…

    More than half of Danish foreign warriors have been on public services

    At least 84 people who have joined militant Islamic groups have received some form of public service during their journey.

    The number of foreign warriors who have received public benefits while they have been removed have now been mapped.

    Since summer 2012, at least 150 people from Denmark have been said to have traveled to Syria or Iraq to join militant Islamic groups. Over half of these people have received public services at some point during their journey.

    It shows brand new numbers from the Ministry of Employment.

    Since July 2015, PET and a special focus group have focused on this group, and in June 2017, a legislative amendment entered into force which intensified efforts to abuse public

    This meant, among other things, a stop of public benefits, repayment claims and a quarantine scheme of up to three years for foreign warriors.

    The Police Intelligence Service states that 56 percent of the 150 foreign warriors, ie at least 84 people, have received public benefits. In addition, the Police Intelligence Service has identified which public services are involved.

    The two benefits most often paid are that 44 percent have received cash benefits, while 43 percent have received SU. The remaining public benefits are 11 per cent on unemployment benefits, eight per cent on early retirement and 11 per cent on other public benefits.

    Minister: It’s coming behind me
    Employment Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (V) calls the numbers “shaking”, “unacceptable” and “scary”.

    – You can only take a sharp distance. It is not meant that you should be able to travel out of Denmark and participate in a conflict that fights Danish values. Therefore, we have tightened up and made legislation that makes it impossible for us to do in the future, he says to TV 2.

    At the same time, the minister, after the former government, with the Social Democratic Party, is heading for not taking action.

    “It is my belief that from 2012, you have seen a sledrian from the old Social Democratic government, where nothing has been done at all, despite the fact that there has also been a question in the Folketing about what you intend to do further. There were Social Democrats on their hands, says Troels Lund Poulsen.

    He points out that the number of expatriates on public services has especially developed in the period 2012 to 2015.

    The Danish People’s Party is also being shot against the former government. Here, group chairman Peter Skaarup calls the situation of “totally grotesque”.

    “It’s horrible that so many people almost get payment to be at war on taxpayers’ bills,” he says.

    Will call minister in consultation
    However, in Social Democrats, Morten Bødskov believes that the fault lies with the current government. Therefore he will now convene the Minister for Employment for a consultation on the matter.

    – It’s completely unheard. It should not be such that you can fight against Denmark in Syria or Iraq and at the same time get public support. Then the party is almost complete, he says to TV 2.

    “We simply do not understand what the minister is doing. The Minister shall explain the cases individually. What are the reasons why these people obviously still have public support while they have been in war – also against Denmark – outside the country’s borders?

    Morten Bødskov points out that it is up to the Minister for Employment to ensure that it is followed up.

    – It has not apparently not happened. There are many who have received public services and it has to be stopped and therefore he must explain how he intends to do that, says the former Social Democratic Minister of Justice.

    Has not been their task adult
    The Minister of Employment also believes that the A-boxes and municipalities have failed in the process.

    – They have not been their task adult. They have not made sure that these people were made available to society, says Troels Lund Poulsen and points out that the government, together with the Danish People’s Party last year, made a quarantine scheme to ensure repayment of unlawfully received benefits.

    – It must have a very hard consequence. I also tell the municipalities that they should report these cases to police. Because it has not been done either, the minister emphasizes that he has proposed a strengthened sanction for social fraud.

    The hope is to land a political agreement that further tightens the sanctions before the summer vacation.

    “Now it is important to ensure that in future conflicts we do not experience traveling out and receiving social services without being available to society,” concludes Troels Lund Poulsen.

    One third has returned
    Police Intelligence Service estimates that just over a third of the at least 150 foreign warriors who have been arrested have returned to Denmark.

    In addition, one fifth is still in conflict zones, while one-fourth is presumed to be killed and the remaining other countries.

    A year ago, Minister of Employment Troels Lund Poulsen (V) and Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen (K) went on to survey the abuse of public services by foreigners.

    On March 14 this year, Minister for Employment Troels Lund Poulsen presented a proposal with 20 initiatives to control public services.

  222. JC

    Ummm, it’s an inconvenient truth that she began straying long before Charles tired of it all, and went back to Camilla – Lady Di was just the master of manipulating the media.

    Rones worked for the royal household in a senior capacity at the time. We shouldn’t forget.

  223. Percy Porcelain

    The country’s most senior public servant, Martin Parkinson, is under pressure to explain how the documents disappeared from within his department inside a locked cabinet sold at a second-hand furniture sale in Canberra, ultimately winding up in the hands of ALPBC journalists.

    Everything that is wrong with this country in a nutshell. The only thing “missing” is that grinning imbecile Iampeter Bleattie.

  224. calli

    Charles visited Camilla on his wedding day.

    All class.

  225. Oh come on

    Apparently a video has surfaced on the dark web. Clinton-Abedin doing some shocking things. Stuff you don’t want to research on the web.

    I also heard something about a Hillary sex tape, but apparently it’s doctored. Thank God. What kind of sicko would want to watch that? And what kind of sicko would go to the effort of making a fake? Yeugh.

  226. Percy Porcelain

    Did the Waffleroach™ or the Stupid.F*cking.Giberals™ ban anything today? 🙁

  227. Tintarella di Luna

    Those who had voiced criticisms of the CCP and its government were themselves targeted, most notably during the Anti-Rightist campaign (1957).

    That’s exactly what the book A Single Tear by Wu Ningkun was all about. The human spirit shone no matter the hardships, the inhumanity and evil that was visited on Wu and his family.

  228. cohenite

    The aliens would have to be small critters. Oumuamua is only 230 × 35 × 35 m, which is almost exactly the same as HMAS Canberra at 230 x 32 m with 7 m draft.

    Being stuck in HMAS Canberra for ten million odd years without wifi would be excruciating.

    It’s probably some sort of Tardis.

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    Everything that is wrong with this country in a nutshell

    Excellent point Percy, BTW welcome to the cat, mind you stay off the sofa.

  230. iamok

    He is about to find out, at the ripe old age of 45, what it is like to play with the big kids.
    SEN was a mature product with and established audience and he has totally fucked it.

    Indeed. He is an A grade knob. Bring it on, but keep SEN after the fallout

  231. Percy Porcelain

    Thanks, Tints, it’s a pleasure to be here among some ol’ friends.

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