Wednesday Forum: April 25, 2018

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve got nothing against aborigines. If they want to prance around and bang sticks together it’s their right as freeborn Australians. They just need to move away from the war memorial to do it.

    I don’t have a problem with that – just as long as there are a few people, dressed as European settlers, with Brown Bess muskets, just to emphasize that, if they are symbolizing a land war, or a resistance, that they weren’t terribly successful at either.

  2. Makka

    When I was at school no one moved a fricking muscle no matter where you were at 11am.

    When I was in primary school (60’s) we always did a special assembly out in the stinking hot sun for Armistice Day. No one was to move. We were to stand heads bowed, hands behind our backs in Remembrance. Deathly silence , just the clock chimes of 11 am over the loudspeakers and the wind in the trees – if there was one. Every year without fail.

    ANZAC day is extremely important. Any opportunity we have to honor our fallen and our history in conflicts should be held on to at all costs. Never forget , the leftscum want us to forget our history. Our ignorance is their best weapon they have to roll out their fetid programs with claims of being “progressive”, when in fact it’s just regurgitated totalitarian poison.

  3. jupes

    While I’m in a whinging mood cop this one: Medals.

    When service men and women who have never seen a shot fired in anger have more medals than Albert Jacka then they have become meaningless baubles.

    I’ve got one more: PTSD

    Why is it that every veteran interviewed on tele is asked about PTSD as if every soldier who has served overseas is expected to suffer from it?

  4. Steve trickler.

    Bounce back from Tube algorithms.



  5. JC

    When I was in primary school (60’s) we always did a special assembly out in the stinking hot sun for Armistice Day.

    Nov 11, stinking hot? Makka, where did you live, on the equator?

  6. DrBeauGan

    Why is it that every veteran interviewed on tele is asked about PTSD as if every soldier who has served overseas is expected to suffer from it?

    Because the interviewer is always a gutless creep who can’t imagine anyone with the smallest amount of courage or moral toughness.

    You’re right about the medals too.

  7. C.L.

    When service men and women who have never seen a shot fired in anger have more medals than Albert Jacka then they have become meaningless baubles.

    Indeed.

    I’ve got one more: PTSD

    Why is it that every veteran interviewed on tele is asked about PTSD as if every soldier who has served overseas is expected to suffer from it?

    IMO, returned servicemen are now being bullied into having PTSD. I have explained why before.

    I’ve written about the Vietnam War quid pro quo before. From about the late 1970s onward, the thug left made it plain to veterans of that war that they could be afforded some basic respect and sympathy provided they denounced Uncle Sam, soft-soaped communism and admitted they were half crazy from (unjust) battle. The leftist culture machine hates War on Terror veterans. Hates them. Unless …

    Unless they’re the hapless victims of fighting for what s objectively right.
    Because – after all – nothing is objectively right.

  8. Makka

    Makka, where did you live, on the equator?

    Sydney west. Lizzie’s neck of the woods. Fahrenheit in those days and over 100 was a stinker.

  9. C.L.

    When service men and women who have never seen a shot fired in anger have more medals than Albert Jacka then they have become meaningless baubles.

    Never saw a single battle.

  10. JC

    Just to change the subject a bit. I can’t get out of my head, Trump flicking a piece of dandruff off Macron’s suit jacket and talking about it in front of the cameras. It’s the funniest thing I think I’ve ever seen in a political setting like that.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2018/apr/24/ill-get-that-little-piece-of-dandruff-off-says-trump-as-he-flicks-at-macrons-jacket-video

    Hard to believe he did it.

  11. JC

    After the latest medal discourse,I betting Rones has taken a swig straight from the bottle.

    Rones, I swear as God is my judge that I won’t make fun of you. Did you wear medals today?

  12. Infidel Tiger

    PTSD, suicide and depression are all at record levels.

    I blame that dickhead Jeff Kennett.

  13. C.L.

    JC, it was apparently payback for the Macron handshake last year – an attempt by the frog to dominate which was celebrated by left-wing journalists …

  14. Oh come on

    Wife and kid 1 is watching The Voice. I might be, a little bit.

    One contestant is a Scot, says he was a drunken druggie until he moved to Alice Springs and dried out. Rolled up to the studio to perform, accompanied by with Aboriginal wife, MIL and kids. Wife = Jacinta Price. MIL = Bess Price. That was a surprise. Good women.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Macron has a natural affinity with old people.

  16. Makka

    The 30 odd year bull market in US bonds is over. Stick a fork in it.

    Therefore a completely new era for stock indexes. And USD.

  17. Where is not stinking hot in the middle of the day on the 11th of November? An island off the south coast of Tasmania or somewhere?
    The veterans used to gather at the cenotaph (right outside my office window) and we’d remark on how it was near cruelty to make the old men & women stand at attention under the blazing sun in such murderous heat.

  18. JC

    JC, it was apparently payback for the Macron handshake last year – an attempt by the frog to dominate which was celebrated by left-wing journalists …

    Really? LOL. It’s come back in my head all day and I break out in laughter. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen in such a setting.

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Never saw a single battle.

    O.K, so the code of the bush used to be, that an officer who wasn’t entitled to the ICB, was expected to volunteer for parachute training, and it was tacitly understood that the presence of parachute wings, compensated for the lack of an ICB. This popinjay has neither.

  20. Oh come on

    There’s a got to be a pretty decent comeback to the dandruff tease – something about rubber scalps not requiring such attention…?

  21. JC

    The 30 odd year bull market in US bonds is over. Stick a fork in it.

    Macron… sorry… makka.. I told you to short the TLT a few months back. I also told you to buy US bank stocks as the TLT was marching down and if it broke 123ish bank stock would go spastically to the upside. Did you listen and thank me?

    Therefore a completely new era for stock indexes. And USD.

    That really depends on the Fed I think. It also depends on earnings. If the market catches wind that the Fed is not going to retardedly tighten, stocks will go much higher…by a lot. I’m just about in that frame of mind at the moment.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Mr Abbott also said he did not support the push to posthumously promote Monash to the rank of Field Marshal, saying it was “well intentioned” but an exercise in “rewriting history”.

    “I think there are other and better ways of honouring Monash such as through this centre,” Mr Abbott said. “I’m not in favour of rewriting history. I don’t want to rewrite it for good or for ill and pretending that Monash was a Field Marshal when, no, he was a Lieutenant General which is the right rank for a Corps commander.”

    “We don’t have to make him a Field Marshal to appreciate that he is our greatest ever soldier”.

    Well said.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gallipoli-a-sideshow-western-front-our-victory-tony-abbott/news-story/34a7b70613df4e59c5e73ef2f94e7205

    If that stupid prick Turnbull has made Abbott Defence Minister he may have stood a chance.

    Instead he put an incompetent land whale and a faggot in the job.

  23. Makka

    I’m short AUD, long USD and short the 10 year. I didn’t need any assist from you on that.

    Out of the bank stocks – yeah thanks- after the run up because when the indexes tank the correlation of every sector is 1.00

    It’s looking ugly for stocks.

  24. Leo G

    I’m glad to see the National President of the RSL acknowledges that ANZAC day has sucked the life out of RD and that something should be done about it…

    Anzac Day is less specific commemoration than Remembrace Day and allows reflection on the meaning and consequences of military service.
    I find some aspects of RD observances as troubling- particularly the assertion that all who died did so with valour, all were heroes, and that we keep the faith with all of them, so that they should not have died in vain.

  25. Oh come on

    There was, of course, no dandruff on the Frenchman’s shoulder. I think it’s maybe the diplomatic equivalent of being an honoured guest at a fine French family’s lunch, then proceeding to butter your bread before stopping abruptly, calling over the manservant and loudly declaring you don’t like margarine and could he please bring you some butter.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Robert Dick believes Remembrance Day doesn’t share the same status in Australia as it does overseas and he’s calling on the government to place more importance on it.

    Good.
    Yes.
    Government will fix it.

  27. Makka

    That really depends on the Fed I think.

    Nope. The Bond market rules and the Fed follows. The bull market is done.

  28. Mark A

    C.L.
    #2695598, posted on April 25, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Just interested, did you use the moniker “Currency Lad” in the past?

  29. JC

    You know that the curve is normalizing somewhat with the 10 year nearing 3% yield, right. That’s not a neg for stocks if the retards selling out realize that.

    This is what I think is going on, in a nut shell.

    People think that around 24,ooo Dow/2640 S&P the market is fully valued at present day earnings. So they’re selling out. That’s a respectable view. Therefore any potentially bad news is sold hard and quick. It may go lower for a while as those positions and mindset gets cleaned out.
    I think the Fed is nowhere near wanting to clock the economy and I also think they are closely looking at nominal GDP/ income and future expectations of these two elements. I don’t think the Fed will be as harsh as what the current crop of sellers believe and I also believe corporate earnings are going to do really well. The market goes higher by year end.

  30. Makka

    I find some aspects of RD observances as troubling- particularly the assertion that all who died did so with valour, all were heroes, and that we keep the faith with all of them, so that they should not have died in vain.

    Leo,
    I don’t think people generally believe all were heroes. However, those remembered did all die while engaged in armed conflict in the service of our country. I can only imagine the horrors they experienced as they met their end. Of course we must keep faith with the memory of them, their sacrifice and importantly the loss suffered by their families. Remembering is not too much to ask.

  31. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2695593, posted on April 25, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    While I’m in a whinging mood cop this one: Medals.

    When service men and women who have never seen a shot fired in anger have more medals than Albert Jacka then they have become meaningless baubles

    I do agree with that.
    As I said here the other day I saw Keith Payne’s row of medals at the AWM and there is an OAM bauble sitting next to a VC.
    Given some of the OAM recipients I have seen that is an insult.
    I reckon valour medals should be worn separated from service and civilian medals.
    I did see at the AWM a number of servicemen who only had one medal … a VC.

  32. Makka

    I think the Fed is nowhere near wanting to clock the economy and I also think they are closely looking at nominal GDP/ income and future expectations of these two elements. I don’t think the Fed will be as harsh as what the current crop of sellers believe

    The 10 yr is signalling that the Fed will be taking a backseat to the bond market and setting future interest rates. Also factor in that the Fed will be selling down it’s asset mountain. Trump’s policies will stimulate more capital investment so buy backs and profit margins will be affected as cash is diverted.Stocks are at bloated PE’s already. They just aren’t a good R/R proposition at all and the big boys know it.

  33. C.L.

    Abbott’s dismissal of the Monash thing was very impressive. See, sometimes he nails it. He knows what he believes, he’s knowledgeable and he gets to the nub of a thing masterfully. As everyone knows, for some reason this skill abandoned him when he was prime minister. He suddenly felt the need to moderate his own beliefs and wander around an issue trying to please people. He could still come back, I guess – if he has learned his lesson. A big ‘if.’

  34. JC

    The 10 yr is signalling that the Fed will be taking a backseat to the bond market and setting future interest rates.

    How’s that bad for stocks?

    Also factor in that the Fed will be selling down it’s asset mountain.

    Over the next 350,ooo years 🙂

    Trump’s policies will stimulate more capital investment so buy backs and profit margins will be affected as cash is diverted.Stocks are at bloated PE’s already. They just aren’t a good R/R proposition at all and the big boys know it.

    We’ll see.

  35. While we criticise some aspects of our military strategies in past wars and frown on conduct unbecoming by some soldiers, we are taking the oxygen from the real issue of reminding ourselves why evil countries caused the wars.

    The Catherine Denveys of the world will have us bickering over minor issues whilst we ignore a discussion about Germany’s expansionist policies, Japan’s search for resources in Asia, and Italy’s wish to expand in the Med.

    The aim of the left is to cause so much anti-war emotion that no resistance will be offered against countries or ideologies aiming to take over the West.

  36. Makka

    How’s that bad for stocks?

    You obviously haven’t seen where the 10 year has been and is headed.

    Yes, we’ll see.

  37. JC

    As everyone knows, for some reason this skill abandoned him when he was prime minister. He suddenly felt the need to moderate his own beliefs and wander around an issue trying to please people. He could still come back, I guess – if he has learned his lesson. A big ‘if.’

    Abbott stopped reading the Cat after he became PM. Big mistake and he’d still be PM if he followed the advice we diligently offered the tin eared oaf. He thought he outgrew us.

  38. JC

    You obviously haven’t seen where the 10 year has been and is headed.

    It’s back to sloping positive.

  39. Leo G

    Remembering is not too much to ask.

    Of course.
    But the Remembrance Day message started with government as a justification for the losses. We are asked to keep faith with an undisclosed cause, and are assured that by doing so we remain assured that those we want remembered died for some high purpose and not in vain.
    Consider General Haig’s advocacy of celebration based on the 1918 poem ” We shall keep The Faith”:-

    Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
    Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
    We caught the torch you threw
    And holding high, we keep the Faith
    With All who died.

    We cherish, too, the poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led;
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies,
    But lends a lustre to the red
    Of the flower that blooms above the dead
    In Flanders Fields.

    And now the Torch and Poppy Red
    We wear in honor of our dead.
    Fear not that ye have died for naught;
    We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
    In Flanders Fields.

  40. Mark A

    Abbott had a powerful, far too ambitious and politically naive C of staff.
    In itself not a bad thing, trouble is he listened to her.

    Going off line for 6 months for God’s sake?

  41. Makka

    He suddenly felt the need to moderate his own beliefs and wander around an issue trying to please people.

    That’s too kind. Abbott betrayed his supporters too often on key issues. Taxes. 18C. Appeasing the filth. Terrible judgement with Hockey and Turdball. The Libs are shit now, just another globalist/leftist party of elitists running scams for themselves while they desperately cling to the Treasury. We don’t matter.

  42. Baldrick

    The problem with Anzac Day is that SJWs currently running the military and the RSL are changing it into some sort of multi-culti / diversity mish mash.

    With Malcolm Turnbull’s son-in-law James Brown now President of the NSW RSL you can understand why.

  43. Makka

    It’s back to sloping positive.

    That’s the curve. Look at a chart of the 10 year over say 40 years. It’s impressive.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I did see at the AWM a number of servicemen who only had one medal … a VC.

    I’m thinking of the story of Hugo Throssell, who won his VC , with the Light Horse, at Gallipolli. Married the Communist author, Katherine Susannah Pritchard. His businesses went bankrupt, while she was on a study tour of Russia. He was offered ten bob for his VC, and told his widow would get a pension, so he shot himself.

  45. JC

    Going off line for 6 months for God’s sake?

    Shocking wasn’t it. The NBN tie up to the Liars I can forgive by 1%, but the agreement with the Liars to NDIS and Gonsky before the election I can’t forgive and never will. There was no need to do that. Combine massive new spending coupled with his call of a budget emergency was the most woeful thing in recent history. No, he should never again be PM.

  46. egg_

    Ball tampering trumps ANZAC Day around here?
    Fukn sad.

  47. Makka

    We are asked to keep faith with an undisclosed cause,

    No. We are asked to keep faith with their memory- Lest We Forget.

    Their individual sacrifice and those of their families. The suffering and loss. At least that is what it means to me.

  48. JC

    Of course. 18C

    That’s too kind. Abbott betrayed his supporters too often on key issues. Taxes. 18C.

  49. C.L.

    A lot of those VCs were treated like gods when they returned and it rarely ended well.
    Jacka, for example, was raised to a mayoralty and later started a business – which went belly-up.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    The two most valuable VCs were awarded in 1919 to Percy Sullivan and Samuel Pearse for fighting the Bolsheviks in Northern Russia.
    If only we had Percy and Sam in the North Shore branch of the Liberal Party today.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    DEFENCE
    Bill Shorten spends Anzac Day with Aussie troops in Afghanistan
    Aussie troops in Afghanistan got a visit from the Opposition Leader. Picture: Supplied
    Aussie troops in Afghanistan got a visit from the Opposition Leader. Picture: Supplied

    The Australian
    6:47PM April 25, 2018

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    Canberra
    @gregbrown_TheOz

    Bill Shorten spent Anzac Day in war-torn Afghanistan, declaring it was “inspiring” to see the sacrifice of Australian Diggers in the region.

    The Opposition Leader said military personnel in Kabul showed “humility”, “mateship” and “dedication” and represented the “very best of the Anzac tradition”.

    “These extraordinary Australians and their coalition partners are doing difficult, dangerous and vital work,” Mr Shorten said.

    “While in Kabul I had the opportunity to discuss the mission with senior coalition commanders, and the high regard in which our personnel are held is something to make every Australian proud.

    “In saluting the contribution of these brave men and women, we remember their forty-one brothers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Australia’s longest war, as well as those who have been wounded or returned home carrying the invisible scars of trauma.”

    From the Oz. The old Australian military – the Legion du Papa – would have lured him into the dunny, hit him over the head with a bottle of cheap spirits, and left him there…..

  52. C.L.

    Gee, I wonder why …
    Associated Press reports: Hatred of journalists on the rise worldwide, watchdog says.

    Here’s why:

    PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says hostility toward journalists is growing worldwide, often encouraged by political leaders — even in democratic countries.

    The group’s annual global index of media freedom released Wednesday found an overall rise in animosity toward reporters and a drop in freedoms, notably in former Soviet states but also in countries from the U.S. to the Philippines.

    The group says many democratically elected leaders “no longer see the media as part of democracy’s essential underpinning,” singling out U.S. President Donald Trump for his media-bashing.

  53. Makka

    PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says hostility toward journalists is growing worldwide, often encouraged by political leaders — even in democratic countries

    Meh. Poor snowflakes.

    Give me a call when they start the public floggings.

  54. C.L.

    Uranus Is Actually A Giant Ball Of Farts

    It should be re-named for Michael Moore.

  55. After all, the purpose of the blog is for delivering insults. Not as if it is a libertarian or economics blog.

    Hard to disagree, SATP.

  56. JC

    Bernard Salt really is an idiot.

    He starts off a reasonably interesting piece about Australian cities’ population growth, which to all intents is basically Sydney and Melbourne as the rest simply don’t count.

    Move over Sydney because Melbourne is coming through. Figures released yesterday by the Aus­tralian Bureau of Statistics confirm that Melbourne is closing the population gap with Sydney. The southern capital added a record 125,000 net extra residents over a year to reach a population base of 4.85 million at June last year.

    Sydney added 102,000 over the same period, to reach 5.131 million. The difference is now down to 281,000, with Melbourne closing the gap at a rate of 24,000 a year. If these rates were to continue, Melbourne would in the next decade regain the title of the largest city on the Australian continent. Melbourne was the nation’s largest city ­between 1858 and 1901.

    He’s suggesting Melbourne will hit 5 million some time this year. He talks about the history of Oz population growth and then discusses related problems that go with fast moving growth rates. Yep, congestion etc.

    Finally, he ruins the piece by going into that really annoying cockamamie Australian corporate speak discussing “knowledge jobs” and these knowledge economy. He reckons that after the commodity boom jobs moved into the two big cities requiring knowledge based skills. According to this idiot, those people working out on mining sites seamlessly stepped into what he calls the knowledge economy. Fucking bullshit they did.

    Here it is here.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/bernard-salt-demographer/move-over-sydney-yellow-brick-road-now-pulls-people-to-melbourne/news-story/c89d1f396c5fc43c9eb9ec344403ff60

  57. JC

    Monst, stop encouraging her. It’s that time of month and she’s been a really difficult commenter all day.

  58. herodotus

    The usually somnolent Jenny Macklin awakes to accuse Morrison of “using the disabled as a political football.”
    He’s an amateur.
    Labor used them in an elaborate piece of emotional blackmail then herded them across the political arena to blow up the budget.

  59. herodotus

    The group says many democratically elected leaders “no longer see the media as part of democracy’s essential underpinning,”

    That’s because most of them are engaged in our society’s essential undermining.

  60. herodotus

    Thanks Tom, I’ll get to those after my first cuppa!

  61. herodotus

    After all, the purpose of the blog is for delivering insults.

    And for monty to expose himself day after day.

  62. Tom

    Some months ago, the shemale parasite troll assured us it was below him to click on the cartoons I post:

    Rae
    #2695212, posted on April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    Cartoons not to your liking this morning, Tom? So sad. Why, yesterday you even resorted to telling people the view they ought to take of the first one linked. You reckon they can’t think for themselves, hey? Gotta keep the hive mind on track.

    How does it feel, you tax-eating piece of public service shit, to know the only reason to owner tolerates you here is because he thinks the blog needs a real arsehole troll who does nothing but snipe at others and who contributes nothing as he has torn up the troll policy?

  63. nemkat

    Malcolm Turnbull defends not making Monash a Field Marshal

    Turnbull is the greatest Prime Minister in living memory.

    Not only has he publicly humiliated Kevin Rudd and dismissed the Abo Parliament, he’s now put Tim Fishhead and his mates in their place.
    Great work!

  64. Entropy

    Finally, he ruins the piece by going into that really annoying cockamamie Australian corporate speak discussing “knowledge jobs” and these knowledge economy. He reckons that after the commodity boom jobs moved into the two big cities requiring knowledge based skills. According to this idiot, those people working out on mining sites seamlessly stepped into what he calls the knowledge economy. Fucking bullshit they did.

    A major, common problem for economists looking at statistics is they forget that people are not as fungible as dollars.

  65. Entropy

    The group says many democratically elected leaders “no longer see the media as part of democracy’s essential underpinning,”

    That isn’t even true. I suspect these leaders recognise that the media think they are unelected players, competing with the elected.

  66. Entropy/Boambee John.

    Boambee “Harry Turtledove” John.

    I prefer the one where the Kaiser overrides his generals and strikes east – not west.

  67. Tom

    Ever since she went to war with Donald Trump, hers has been one of the steepest death dives in the US media:

    Megyn Kelly was supposed to bring star power to NBC News and a bigger, broader audience of morning viewers to its “Today” show franchise.

    Instead, the three-year, $69 million bet to woo Ms. Kelly from her conservative prime-time perch at Fox News is backfiring.

    Since taking over the 9 a.m. hour of the lucrative morning show in September and rebranding it “Megyn Kelly Today,” Ms. Kelly has struggled to make the shift to daytime broadcast television, with its delicate balance of soft features and hard news. Her ratings declines and higher production costs have been a drag on a critical franchise for NBC.

    “I need to introduce myself to people who don’t know me or know some bastardized version of me that they’ve gotten from a website or a TV show,” Ms. Kelly said in an interview. “There are definitely some who only know me through some caricature they learned about on ‘The Daily Show.’ ”

    Some of NBC’s affiliate TV stations are unhappy with the drop in viewers, and staffers on other NBC News shows have been grumbling about Ms. Kelly’s lofty budget. Hollywood publicists started steering their A-list talent away from the program when a feud erupted with Jane Fonda after Ms. Kelly asked the actress on-air about her plastic surgery.

    In addition, Ms. Kelly’s Sunday night newsmagazine, which premiered to disappointing ratings last summer, has been reduced to occasional prime-time specials.

    To RTWT, Google NBC Bet $69 Million on Megyn Kelly—Then Viewers Vanished.

    Link.

  68. Tintarella di Luna

    he’s knowledgeable and he gets to the nub of a thing masterfully. As everyone knows, for some reason this skill abandoned him when he was prime minister. He suddenly felt the need to moderate his own beliefs and wander around an issue trying to please people

    C.L. That is exactly what happened. Abbott did not realise he needn’t have any mind whatsoever to the likes of the Performing Stick insect, Abbott took his humility in the wrong direction, the landslide win in 2013 was all his and he should have done as he saw fit.

    I spoke to Abbott just before Bill Leak’s death I asked him: Why he’d let 18C die, – he said because the party room was against it, I said to him that he should have gone ahead with it, that the partyroom lied to him about the resistance from their electorates, then I asked him why he’s appointed Natasha Stott-Despoja as the roving women’s ambassador when she hated him with a vengeance and the first thing she did was bag him mercilessly, Abbott said “oh that was at Julie Bishop’s insistence.

    So C.L. you’re absolutely right — I saw this on Quora which I think sums it up well “Being humble doesn’t mean being a chump”

  69. Snoopy;

    Mrs May claimed that single-use items such as plastic straws are “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world” in a meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government.

    I bet she said Jack Shit about 99% of the rubbish floating around in the worlds oceans was coming from SE Asia, China, and India?

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    Heh, I went to the Oz website just now. Here is one of the featured headlines:

    Turnbull is still Libs top bet
    Niki Savva

    LOL! She’s returned, and it’s deja vu all over again…

  71. Herodotus

    Excellent lot, Tom, hard to choose just one but Dan the power man is inventive!

  72. Herodotus

    Nikki the one-trick pony keeping the family interests alive.

  73. Herodotus

    Macron addresses joint sitting of Congress and recommends USA rejoin the Paris Disaster to wild cheers from the Dems – and possibly some of the GOP.
    Next time he has the opportunity, I suspect Trump will remove something more substantial than a spec of dandruff from Macro-man’s person.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle

    All good points, but would Australia have been better or worse off under this broad scenario?

    Boambee John – Sorry missed your question last night.

    Australia would be very much worse off under your scenario, or with the variations I mentioned.

    That is because after the catastrophic loss by France and England they would themselves suffer a communist revolution. This didn’t occur after WW1 because of the prestige of victory. But a hit to morale of losing to Germany so abjectly would have given the Marxists an opportunity.

    That certainly occurred in defeated Germany – there was a tussle between the communists and the Naz1s and the latter came out on top.

    Here in Australia the same would occur. Having lost the whole north of the continent to the Germans the British would be discredited and the communists would rise and take over government. People would be terrified of the militaristic Germans, which would benefit the communists. So we would be screwed as communism has never ever worked anywhere. But in 1916 no one had learned that yet.

  75. Tom

    C.L.
    #2695656, posted on April 26, 2018 at 12:04 am
    Gee, I wonder why …
    Associated Press reports: Hatred of journalists on the rise worldwide, watchdog says.

    Because 90% of them are leftards, journalists are among the stupidest people ever born.

    The reason they’re hated – and therefore are effectively working frantically to abolish their own jobs – is that 90% of them no longer see their job as protecting the public interest.

    Instead, most of them have been allowed by leftwing managements to ignore their professional code of ethics and have replaced it with unswerving promotion of stories that benefit the political left – the exact opposite of the public interest!

    It is rampant in Australia (outside of the tabloids), the US and the UK, where even the old girl herself, Ruperdink Mudrock’s The Times, is now a captive of the left, especially in its demented coverage of US politics in the past two years.

    Unless they re-embrace their code of ethics and swear allegiance to the public interest, they won’t have jobs in a decade’s time as every survey about attitudes to media is now showing that public trust – and therefore their credibility – is gone.

  76. Tintarella di Luna

    LOL! She’s returned, and it’s deja vu all over again…

    yes and just as the ding-dongs were fading to silence.

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    Turnbull is still Libs top bet
    Niki Savva LOL! She’s returned, and it’s deja vu all over again…

    Where’s the bitter, battered Sav been? More than likely at the Lucy Turnbull Holistic Wellness Centre.

  78. Baldrick

    Cheers Tom. Nice one from Garrison today.

  79. Top Ender

    The Chief of Army appears to have personally watered down his ban on soldiers using death style or Spartan imagery just days after the policy provoked outrage, including condemnation from a Medal of Gallantry winner.

    Yet the change, which allows commanders to seek exemptions, has been described as “not good enough” by Medal of Gallantry winner Justin Huggett, the writer of a widely circulated open letter attacking the decision.

    Army chief Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, who will be the new chief of Defence, issued the “minute” revealing the appeal for an exemption scenario would be part of the policy.

    A Defence spokesman said the minute had been released by Army Headquarters, at General Campbell’s request.

    The spokesman said the minute advised commanding officers “they could write to the Chief of Army to outline their request to retain a symbol or icon covered by the original minute”.

    Defence declined to provide any further context to the decision, which appeared to be a softening of the initial policy that General Campbell originally described as something he was “adamant” about being “right for the army”.

    Link

  80. woolfe

    So we would be screwed as communism has never ever worked anywhere. But in 1916 no one had learned that yet.

    One man with a gun can control a hundred without one.- Vladimir Lenin

    Comrades

  81. Splatacrobat

    Entropy/Boambee John.

    Boambee “Harry Turtledove” John.

    I prefer the one where the Kaiser overrides his generals and strikes east – not west.

    Even better, All the related crown heads of Europe and Christendom in general take on the Ottoman empire and utterly destroy the stranglehold Islam has wrought on the middle east for centuries.
    No ism’s for a 1000 years.

  82. Delta A

    One of several good letters in The $Oz today:

    Common sense outbreak
    I have worked out why the bullies are so incensed by Israel Folau. Until now, all they had to do was bark and everyone rushed to apologise as per the example set by Cooper’s Brewery on marriage equality. It caused considerable confusion and added to the phoney outrage when Folau failed to follow the script.

    If this sort of thing is allowed to go unchecked others might be emboldened to tell the habitually enraged to jump in the lake when next they come their bully-boy tactics. This could end in an outbreak of common sense and the end of the culture of strategic offence.

    Frank Pulsford, Aspley, Qld

  83. herodotus

    He could still come back, I guess – if he has learned his lesson. A big ‘if.’

    It’s the Liberals who need to learn a big lesson – support rather than undermine your decent leader when you have one. That’s a more remote possibility the way things are going, and it may require another period in opposition. It is Australia that will be made to pay for that lesson, and we’ll pay far too much. Just like last time the agitprop told the voters to chuck out a reasonably competent government because “it’s time” and “he’s a fiscal conservative.”
    Right.

  84. Boambee John

    LL at 2337

    I did see at the AWM a number of servicemen who only had one medal … a VC.

    The US services give out medals like confetti. However, I once worked with a USN officer who commented that his first commanding officer did not wear the rows of ribbons to which he was entitled. He wore only one ribbon (and the medal on ceremonial occasions).

    He took the view that he had the Medal of Honour, all others were irrelevant.

  85. Baldrick

    The U.K. is such a toilet:

    Merseyside Police ✔ @MerseyPolice
    We’ve issued a statement this evening to make people aware that social media posts which are being posted in relation to Alder Hey (Hospital) and the Alfie Evans situation are being monitored and may be acted upon.
    2:48 AM · Apr 26, 2018

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Boambee John – Coincidentally here’s an interesting article I saw just now in the Washington Times:

    Rise of National Militia compounds problems for a Ukraine already fighting Russia (24 Apr)

    KIEV, Ukraine — A dozen men, the oldest just 21, jumped out of a minibus and filed through the main entrance of the ATEK heavy machinery plant in Kiev recently.

    They were members of the National Militia, a new patriotic organization that has been recruiting only male Ukrainians for the purpose of “patrolling the streets” to “establish Ukrainian order.”

    The vigilante organization announced itself with 600 athletic men in gray military uniforms marching down Khreshchatyk, Kiev’s main street, in late January. Since then, National Militia units have spread all over Ukraine. The organization now has several thousand recruits, said the group’s spokesman, Igor Vdovin.

    The movement is just one more sign of the troubled state of democratic rule in Kiev, where the government tries to ward off a Russian-backed separatist movement in the east while dealing with troublesome nationalist political currents closer to home.

    The new recruits were about to have their physical exams in the ATEK factory, which is also a training base for other right-wing militias. It was their last hurdle before becoming full-fledged militia members.

    Oleksandr Synyook, a 21-year-old deputy commander of Kiev’s National Militia squad, was the examiner. He had been in the militia for a year. He now leads a squad of 127 recruits. Most are war veterans and young recruits.

    RTWT.

    So here is a weak nation which has violently lost a large chunk of its territory to an empire. Democracy is discredited in the eyes of the young, who are fed up with corruption and nepotism.

    The Ukrainian kiddies can’t embrace communism after the holodomor and Soviet history. Instead they’re going towards totalitarian nationalism. Fascism in other words.

    In Australia after WW1 communism was an unknown. There were a lot of cadres in the union movement and the Labor Party who would use the opportunity of a disillusion population like these guys in Ukraine are doing.

  87. Entropy

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2695716, posted on April 26, 2018 at 7:04 am
    Turnbull is still Libs top bet
    Niki Savva LOL! She’s returned, and it’s deja vu all over again…

    Where’s the bitter, battered Sav been? More than likely at the Lucy Turnbull Holistic Wellness Centre.

    So had The Australian decided to try to regain some integrity and add a disclosure to the column outlining her connection to the Prime Minister’s Office yet?

  88. I’ve forgotten which one it was, but a recent poll in the US had Trump on 40% against whatever the Dems have got running at 60%.
    I wonder if they’ve learnt their lesson yet?

  89. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2695713, posted on April 26, 2018 at 6:55 am
    All good points, but would Australia have been better or worse off under this broad scenario?

    Boambee John – Sorry missed your question last night.

    Australia would be very much worse off under your scenario, or with the variations I mentioned.

    I agree, but I was interested to see if those who claimed that our participation in WW I was a disaster would prefer a possible alternative.

    Several million German colonists in northern Austealia would inevitably have eventually turned their sights south, onto the diminished Australia, disarmed by the peace treaty.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    Today is Too Dirty to Wear day.

    The Left Is After Your Denim Now

    NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, April 26, dozens of climate activists with international environmental organization Stand.earth’s “Too Dirty to Wear” campaign will descend upon the Levi’s store in Times Square, removing their jeans in a show of protest against the iconic jeans company’s climate pollution impacts.

    There you go. Cotton trousers are melting the Earth. Fur, leather and wool are torturing animals. Plastic is strangulating turtles. There’s only one possible answer to all this: involuntary nudism!

  91. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2695726, posted on April 26, 2018 at 7:45 am
    Boambee John – Coincidentally here’s an interesting article I saw just now in the Washington Times:

    Thanks Bruce.

    During the 1930s we had the New Guard and the White Army, but they were largely comprised of returned soldiers. An early defeat would have meant that such a pool of experienced men would not have been available.

    Incidentally, the post-war communist revolt in Germany was suppressed by the Frei Korps, groups of returned soldiers.

    WW I was a tragedy for all concerned, but the alternative of an early German victory would have been much, much worse.

  92. pete m

    I see 60 minutes is advertising a Tara Brown interview of J Petersen as “men versus women”.

    A snippet saw her comment something like she’d be able to convince him of something and he just turns to the side as he says –
    No you won’t.

    He must have infinite patience dealing with these jacked up journo know nothings with their prepared questions but vacant minds.

    Rather topical as during a chat with my brother and his wife the topic of women invading mens’ style groups came up and it was common ground if women set up some sort of association / whatever it is fine women only but men do it and the door gets smashed in.

    My bro asked – where was the men’s netball at the comm games?

    In business circles I see almost endless “women’s lunches” and womens awards and girl power type messages. I just don’t really understand the need to set these things up but if that is how you want to spend your time go for it. I find it funny when people set up businesses just for women – funny way to reduce your customer base by half.

  93. Rae

    Rae #2695212, posted on April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    Cartoons not to your liking this morning, Tom? So sad. Why, yesterday you even resorted to telling people the view they ought to take of the first one linked. You reckon they can’t think for themselves, hey? Gotta keep the hive mind on track.

    Tom. Thanks for the above quote. The earlier comment I made along the same lines was pertinent too. The rubbish you wrote on either side of it, not so much.

    I see you couldn’t trust people again this morning. Had to tell them that one of the links was about the 2018 mid-term elections.

  94. C.L.

    Alfie Evans’ father begins private prosecution of doctors for conspiracy to murder.

    Good.

  95. The thugs at Broward County continue to tread on their dicks…
    A teacher at the kids school does a ten minute rant about TK being Worse Than Hitler. Then defies School Admin about contacting TK. Sends him a Tweet.
    …aaand a lawyer gets in on the pile on, tries to edumacate TK. Backfire.

  96. Gab

    Lotsa luck, Alfie’s dad. You’ve got no chance given the judiciary is also complicit in attempted murder.

  97. Tom

    Bookmark this if you can watch Foxtel channel 604: In his only interview on his book tour so far that isn’t with a DNC sycophant, Brett Baier talks with James Comey on Fox News Channel at 8am Friday AEST. Also on Friday AEST, the US Senate votes on Mike Pompeo’s nomination as Secretary of State.

  98. C.L.

    British police warn citizens they will be arrested for supporting baby Alfie …
    This is real:

    Merseyside Police✔@MerseyPolice
    We’ve issued a statement this evening to make people aware that social media posts which are being posted in relation to Alder Hey and the Alfie Evans situation are being monitored and may be acted upon. Read the full statement here: https://goo.gl/hUZ5zB

  99. Mother Lode

    AJP Taylor was the first historian I am aware of who described the process of German Unification under the predominate influence of Prussia as precipitating WW1.

    Fritz Fischer more clearly articulated the theory that German policy aims in prior to WW1 were consistent up to WW2.

    These theories were viewed with distaste as everyone agreed WW2 was the Germans’ fault, and it seemed too ungentlemanly to also hold them responsible for WW1.

    The realities of WW2 were so horrible that it cast its predecessor in a light that did not exist at the time. It made the context of WW1 look quite benign, and therefore the war itself a pointless waste and meaningless exercise.

    But if Germany had won, it would not simply have been new heads on the coins – they would have imposed a culture. The discontinuity with accepted behaviours was evident even in the plans for German mobilisation.

    Taylor declares that for decades the protocol was to declare war then continue negotiations with additional urgency before any significant military engagement had even occurred, then make peace. The key objectives of all countries was to keep as much of their hardware, troops, and regimes intact as possible.

    The new German plan was to mobilise as tensions increased before declaring war. It would give them the drop on anyone else – while they were still mustering forces the Germans would be pouring over the border. By the time the Germans declared war it was already too late and conflict was inevitable.

    A German victory in WW1 would not have meant peace ever since. It would have been brutish enough, and would simply have emboldened that spirit that sped us to WW2.

  100. CL;
    Don’t the establishment of the hospital and the courts have any idea just how bad this looks to the man in the street?
    Unaccountable hivemind scum.

  101. feelthebern

    Tom, no matter how much Comey gets filleted tomorrow on Fox, no one will know about it.
    Why?
    It’s day #1 of the NFL draft.

  102. John Constantine

    COE cooper.

    Developing a new gas source for Victoria, a rare thing. The entire Sole development though will simply only meet increased demand through the population Ponzi mass importation of customers into melbourne for a bit over a years worth of growth, nothing for existing demand.

    This in a state that has banned onshore gas exploration.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180405/pdf/43szk83m956xy4.pdf

  103. H B Bear

    Gillard’s Fabian Godzilla, the NDIS, working exactly as intended. SloMo’s failure to increase taxes is somehow a “failure” for the government according to the ALPBC.

    Australia’s greatest ever Fabian.

  104. John Constantine

    Page 18 of the above Cooper COE file outline once again that the massive population voteherd Ponzi scheme growth of Melbourne isn’t supplied with energy into the near future.

    We are relying on something new turning up faster than the Big Melbourne ten million people in the Big Port Phillip Bayside conurbation grows into reality.

  105. Percy Porcelain

    I’m absolutely gobsmacked, I tells ya – the Waffleroach™ and Morristeen, that pair of arseclowns who never saw a new tax (proposed by labor and the greenfilth) that they didn’t think was a top idea, have apparently scrapped the planned hike in the medicare levy to fund the ultimate budget black hole, the NDIS.

    Scott Morrison has dumped plans for a 0.5 per cent hike in the Medicare Levy from next year to fill Labor’s $57 billion funding shortfall for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, claiming that a stronger economy had delivered an unexpected budget revenue windfall that would now entirely cover the cost of the scheme.

    From the Oz. Presumably, they’ll still run another $35billion+ deficit.

  106. Percy Porcelain

    British police warn citizens they will be arrested for supporting baby Alfie …

    What stupid, evil bastards.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s day #1 of the NFL draft.

    Waahhh!

    NFL players slam owners in heated meeting for leaving Colin Kaepernick ‘hung out to dry,’ report says (25 Apr)

    NFL players reportedly defended Colin Kaepernick and blasted league owners during a rare face-to-face meeting last October amid widespread public criticism over a national anthem protest movement that was started by the ex-49ers quarterback.

    In a room at NFL headquarters in New York City, the players, who sat in alternating seats with the league’s 30 owners at a large table, demanded to know why Kaepernick was, they believed, being blackballed. The quarterback has not taken the field in an NFL game since the 2016 season, when he began kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner to protest perceived police brutality against African-Americans.

    “I feel like he was hung out to dry,” Eric Reid, a former teammate of Kaepernick who has also kneeled, told the room, according to the New York Times. “Everyone in here is talking about how much they support us. Nobody stepped up and said we support Colin’s right to do this. We all let him become Public Enemy No. 1 in this country, and he still doesn’t have a job.”

    He doesn’t have a job because he has cost the NFL and the owners billions because of empty stadia and disinterested deplorables.

    I especially like this article from a couple weeks ago:

    Report: Seahawks Cancel Meeting with Colin Kaepernick After He Refuses to Stop Anthem Protests

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks canceled a visit with Colin Kaepernick after he refused to say he would stop protesting during the playing of the national anthem.

    So the Seahawks were set to offer Kaepernick a contract so long as he promised to stop insulting the national anthem. Which he wouldn’t.

    How many times does it require to get through the thick skulls of these kiddies?

  108. rickw

    British police warn citizens they will be arrested for supporting baby Alfie …

    Going to be a brutal revolution.

  109. Percy Porcelain

    a show of protest against the iconic jeans company’s climate pollution impacts

    Another day, another instance of lobotomised hippie freaktards going nuts about something or other, this time it’s good ol’ Levi’s.

    Peak stupid is clearly a long way off.

  110. Percy Porcelain

    How many times does it require to get through the thick skulls of these kiddies?

    Kaepernick must already have that NFL induced brain damage we keep hearing about. I think it was Makka who posted the definitive comment on the entire “taking the knee” farce – “the only knee they should be taking is one to their goolies”. Well said, that man.

  111. Nick

    Nikki Savva’s picture. Retch.

  112. Rae

    So the Seahawks were set to offer Kaepernick a contract so long as he promised to stop insulting the national anthem. Which he wouldn’t.

    Kaepernick wasn’t “insulting the national anthem” (I’d have capitalized National Anthem. Insulting not to). He was protesting against racism. Taking a knee during the National Anthem was the way he brought attention to it.

  113. Percy Porcelain

    From Savva’s Oz piece:

    in case the proverbial bus hurtles over the cliff with Turnbull in it

    Bill Leak nailed that image perfectly.

  114. John Constantine

    Leave their ndis bill for their shorten looting cartel.

    Better to lock in tax cuts for the crime families to deal with instead of tax rises for them to profit from.

    Six years of shorten means another three million New polity transforming votes registered, a million old votes buried and their Stalinist occupied electoral commission eternally redistributing electorates to themselves commo filth.

    No coming back from shorten.

    Comrades.

  115. stackja

    The fundamental flaw with Folau’s beliefs
    BRIAN MORRIS
    Brian Morris
    April 25, 2018 12:30pm
    Subscriber only
    WITH so much passion surrounding free speech it’s not difficult to see why divisive arguments flare up over highly charged social issues.

    But on occasions there can be an underlying third factor that gets lost in the maelstrom of pro-and-con debate. One such example is rugby star Israel Folau and his recent Instagram comment that told Australia “gays will go to hell”.

    With weeks having passed, the furore around Folau’s comments and beliefs has not abated, and Folau himself has doubled down on his view that Hell was God’s plan for gay people, “unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.”

    On one side, the footballer has been condemned by Rugby All Black TJ Perenara, World Cup referee Nigel Owens, Super Rugby player Brad Weber, Wallaby Nic White, and Welsh great Gareth Thomas.

    Conversely, Scott Morrison has come out in support of his evangelical compatriot, praising his anti-gay remarks. While free speech must he held as a foundational principle in a democracy, Folau’s comment was ugly and provocative. But Morrison is on record as wanting to crusade for religious freedom — but only in defence of Christianity. The Guardian reports the Treasurer as saying, “I think he (Folau) has shown a lot of strength of character in just standing up for what he believes in and I think that’s what this country is all about.”

    A religious declaration of “God’s plan” cannot be stated as fact when the Old Testament as verifiable history is palpably wrong. We know from contemporary biblical scholars and from every branch of science that the Genesis, Exodus and the other Bronze Age stories are allegorical myth, not the word of God, and not a moral blueprint for modern society.

    Some comments:Brent 1 hour ago
    So you know the Bible isn’t the word of God? How?

    “Indoctrinated from childhood”….wow. Just wow.

    Not sure what disturbs me more, your arrogance about a topic which you clearly don’t understand or contempt for those with whom you disagree.

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    Brent 1 hour ago
    Ps for those who are wondering Brian wrote a piece several years ago which was equally embarrassing in its inaccuracy.

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    Rob 1 hour ago
    @ Brent. You’re wrong because Brian said so. Don’t you know we have to follow the beliefs of all lefties?

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    Brent he explained why he believes it’s not God’s word. Also re indoctrination, how would you say peoples belief in God ‘usually’ is reached and understood?

  116. …another three million New polity transforming votes registered …
    No coming back from shorten.

    Yes there is. It is just different to what we are used to.

    Importing another million who cannot give up the habit of gunning down anyone who disagrees with their point of view, will produce “civil unrest” of the North African style.

    There will eventually be a winner and loser.

    Place your bets ladies and gentleman.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Mohamed Noor to argue self-defence in killing of Justine Damond Ruszczyk

    The Australian
    6:58AM April 26, 2018

    Cameron Stewart
    Washington Correspondent
    @camstewarttheoz

    The US policeman who shot dead Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk will plead not guilty, arguing that he killed her in self-defence.

    Court documents filed today say that former Minneapolis policeman Mohamed Noor will use the arguments of self-defence and reasonable force to defend himself against charge of third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. He faces up to 25 years jail if convicted.

    Mr Noor shot 40-year-old Ms Rusyzczyk at point black range on July 15 last year after she approached his police car in her pyjamas, after having called 911 for help about a suspected sexual assault in the alley behind her house.

    The decision to plead not guilty sets up a major trial in Minneapolis. It will be a challenge for prosecutors to secure a conviction against the 32-year-old Mr Noor. No policeman in Minnesota has ever been convicted of a wrongful fatal shooting.

    But Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has accused Mr Noor, who is of Somali heritage, of “recklessly and intentionally fire his handgun from the passenger seat in disregard for human life”.

    “There is no evidence that officer Noor encountered a threat, appreciated a threat, investigated a threat and confirmed a threat that justified his decision to use deadly force,” he said.

    “A person sitting in a passenger seat of a squad car takes a gun, hears a noise, maybe sees some object … he reaches across in front of his partner, shoots a gun at an object that he can’t see. That’s evidence of a depraved mind in my view

    From the Oz. Seriously?

  118. Rae

    Dropping the NDIS levy means the Coalition has started clearing the decks for the looming election. Expect some sweeteners in next months Budget, too. Tax cuts for individuals, and maybe a modest increase in pensions.

  119. candy

    I don’t know if increasing the Medicare levy is the worst thing. Ageing population and increasing health costs of keeping senior folk well or just keeping some alive, given they have had a lifetime of drink/smokes/overeating/drugs, which is not just natural flow-on health problems of ageing.

    With a whole lot of people who will never work a full lifetime, and some never at all, the economy is working around government providing enough funds for ageing and disability services.
    Which is where most of the new jobs are. Aged care and disability (mostly public service).

  120. candy

    Dropping the NDIS levy means the Coalition has started clearing the decks for the looming election. Expect some sweeteners in next months Budget, too. Tax cuts for individuals, and maybe a modest increase in pensions.

    Absolutely. An easy budget with good Newspoll – early election.

  121. Tom

    So the Seahawks were set to offer Kaepernick a contract so long as he promised to stop insulting the national anthem. Which he wouldn’t.

    How many times does it require to get through the thick skulls of these kiddies?

    Bruce of Newk, that reminds me of the frightbats and shemales of the GayFL football meeja who think there’s a magic money tree they can turn on in the lezzo league to pay the chicks close squillions not related to their commercial value, in spite of the fact that the lezzo league draw is only seven weeks, compared with the men’s 24 weeks, and the fact that the lezzo league audience this year collapsed.

    As you point out, Kaepernick’s stunt has cost the NFL billions and has seriously damaged the league’s audience and, therefore, the future value of TV rights.

    Leftards have never found a market they couldn’t destroy in record time.

  122. Baldrick

    SCROLL THE TROLL 👹™ Tom. It’s more fun watching it squirm for attention than replying to any of its inane Leftard comments.

  123. An easy budget with good Newspoll – early election.

    Oh please yes, let it be so!

    The sooner the S.F.L. and the Malignancy are completed destroyed, the better.

  124. C.L.

    The US policeman who shot dead Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk will plead not guilty, arguing that he killed her in self-defence.

    Good luck with that.
    Defence will try to create an atmosphere of innocent but privileged white woman tragically killed by heroic refugee who is only being railroaded because he’s a black Muslim.
    That’s the script.
    It won’t work, though. Women won’t buy it; nor will men, black or white.
    The best they can do is get away with a lighter sentence – and they’ll probably succeed because police officer.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    KANYE WEST
    KANYE WEST
    @kanyewest
    ·
    47m
    Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.

    The red pilling of Kanye is an historic cultural moment.

    Chance The Rapper is also onboard.

    I said back in 2016 thatvttump would become a powerful black president if he could get these guys on side. He needs to meet with all of them.

  126. Infidel Tiger

    Chance The Rapper
    Chance The Rapper
    @chancetherapper
    Black people don’t have to be democrats.
    5:49 AM · Apr 26, 2018

    It’s happening.

  127. Mother Lode

    While free speech must he held as a foundational principle in a democracy, Folau’s comment was ugly and provocative.

    Isn’t that the point? That some people might not like what they hear?

    Maybe the fathead journalist would like to explain how the newly confected right to never hear anything different works.

  128. lotocoti

    Peak stupid is clearly a long way off.

    It may be closer than you think.
    Tab A, Slot B becomes complicated when Tab A wants to be a Slot B and Slot B is into Tab A becoming a Slot B, but wants Tab A to hold off on the Slot B thing so that the soon to be ex-Tab A can do the Tab A thing to Slot B so they can become a Slot B family.
    I think.

  129. candy

    Baldrick, you are obviously a stalker, biding your time to pop up with your Scroll the Troll caper.

    If you had access to people’s email addresses it would be worrisome, but I think Prof. D. runs a tight ship.

  130. C.L.

    I just can’t get my head around the Alfie story.
    Authorities want to kill the toddler via torture (which is what starvation death is like) to stop his parents from … removing him … from their … care. You never like to advocate violence but, really, at what point do you take hard measures to secure your child from sociopathic kidnappers?

  131. Infidel Tiger

    KANYE WEST
    @kanyewest
    You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.
    12:30 AM · Apr 26, 2018

  132. Infidel Tiger

    Is Alfie not dead yet?

    How inconvenient for the NHS.

  133. Rae

    Kanye Wests twitter comment is all about Kanye West. As always.

  134. lotocoti

    I just can’t get my head around the Alfie story.

    It’s pretty simple.
    The man in the street wanted State health care.
    The man in the street got State health care.

  135. rickw

    Defence will try to create an atmosphere of innocent but privileged white woman tragically killed by heroic refugee who is only being railroaded because he’s a black Muslim.
    That’s the script.
    It won’t work, though. Women won’t buy it; nor will men, black or white.

    Especially when he fired across the face and chest of his counterpart who was closer to the “threat”.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The best they can do is get away with a lighter sentence – and they’ll probably succeed because police officer.

    Given that no Minneapolis police officer has ever been found “guilty” of a fatal shooting, he may well get off.

  137. H B Bear

    The idea that shit governments get a bounce out of the Budget is a media myth. At best they get a one month bounce in the polls then it is back to business as usual.

    The real test of when a government is going to get turfed is when people stop listening to the PM, government doesn’t set the agenda and is left merely responding to events. Exactly what Waffleworth has been doing since Day 1.

  138. Mother Lode

    Mr Noor shot 40-year-old Ms Rusyzczyk at point black range on July 15 last year after she approached his police car in her pyjamas, after having called 911 for help about a suspected sexual assault in the alley behind her house.

    In all fairness, Noor’s culture holds women responsible for their rapes.

    The sight of a woman, in her pyjamas, would have appeared as guilty and immanent a threat as the sight of a man welding a machete with his todger hanging out standing over an inert female with her clothes torn off, face bloodies and battered, shouting “I done that bitch good and proper”.

    The only reason this seems at odds with community expectations is that there are not enough Somalis in Minneapolis.

  139. thefrolickingmole

    I just can’t get my head around the Alfie story.

    It is a weird one.

    The NHS doesnt want to expend resources keeping what they (and their experts) consider to be a lost cause.
    But they also dont want the “death panel” label.
    The parents desperately want the kid alive to the extent that he has now been granted Italian citizenship to provide a “new cause” for the court decisions.
    The Italian government is grumbling about possible charges for medical personnel who are refusing treatment for what is now their national.

    And the reason for not allowing him to fly to Italy for treatment is his condition might get worse.

    Its a fucking nightmare.
    This story is about the petals getting abused online, but does have a potted history of the twists and turns.

    On Wednesday, three court of appeal judges backed the decision made at the high court the previous day to deny the request to fly Alfie to Italy after he was granted citizenship there.

    The ruling followed a flurry of legal arguments by lawyers for Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of Alfie, who was said to be “struggling” on Wednesday after being taken off life support.

    They included the claim that medical staff involved in the boy’s treatment could face criminal charges in Italy if he dies.

    The parents, from Liverpool, were not at the court in London for the hearing. While arrangements had been made to allow Evans to listen via a phonelink, technical difficulties appear to have prevented him doing so.

    However, among those present was the chief of staff of the Italian embassy, who was said to be ready to give immediate instructions to a “military grade” air ambulance that had been put on standby to bring the boy to Italy at the request of the Pope.

    As the legal argument got under way on Wednesday, a man and woman believed to be from a German air ambulance crew were escorted from Alder Hey children’s hospital, where Alfie has been treated for the past 16 months.

    The high court ruled on Tuesday that Alfie may be allowed home from Alder Hey, where his life support has been withdrawn following a long legal fight, but barred the parents from taking their son to the hospital in Vatican City. Mr Justice Hayden said that although Alfie had been a “fighter” since his life support had removed, his undiagnosed degenerative condition had “almost entirely wiped out” his brain matter and he stood no chance of recovery.

    On Wednesday, the appeal judges heard that James was now represented by a different barrister, Jason Coppel QC, who said she had told him by telephone: “Alfie is struggling and needs immediate intervention.”

    Coppel advanced arguments on grounds that ranged from drawing on legislation governing EU freedom of movement through to suggesting that the child’s new Italian citizenship was a change in circumstances that should be taken into account.

    An “erroneous” decision in the UK could open up the doctors who had been involved in treating Evans to criminal proceedings in Italy, he added.

    He and Paul Diamond, the barrister representing Alfie’s father, both argued that there had also been a change of circumstances in that the boy had been surpassing expectations of how he would cope after his breathing tube had been removed 48 hours earlier.

    The barrister for Alder Hey told Wednesday’s hearing that a focus on repeated appeals by Alfie’s parents meant they parents had been unable to engage in any discussion about withdrawal of care.

    Rejecting the arguments put forward by legal counsel for the parents, Michael Mylonas QC, said that the doctors had never said that the child’s death would be instantaneous after his ventilator had been removed.

    Contrary to what counsel for the parents suggested, there was no new medical evidence, he added. “It has never been said to this family that Alfie would die immediately or before sundown.”

    Mylonas said nothing had changed in respect of Alfie’s ability to travel to Italy, telling the judges: “Alfie stands exactly the same risk of brain damage in transit.”

    The Italian hospital has acknowledged it will not be able to find a cure, but has proposed maintaining Alfie’s life for about two weeks while doctors tried to investigate his condition. But the courts have accepted the view of the experts who have been treating him at Alder Hey that there is no realistic prospect of further treatment, other than palliative care.

    In short the state is trumping the parents, a bad thing.

  140. Geriatric Mayfly

    Miss Shock and Orr QC has kicked off for another day of painful dissection. First guinea pig, Mr De Gori CEO of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. Good luck Giueseppe. Miss Orr has asked her first “And Why Not?” for the day, only ten minutes in.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    All diplomatic ties with Britain must be cut over the Alfie Evans murder.

  142. H B Bear

    Mr De Gori CEO of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

    Tough gig. Imagine being in charge of a professional association of people who aren’t professionals.

  143. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mr Di Gore CEO is beginning to shift uneasily on his chair.

  144. Mother Lode

    Is Alfie not dead yet?

    How inconvenient for the NHS.

    They are doing their best to make him die – otherwise they will have no end of people suing them because Alfie is still alive but their brother/sister/mother etc went in with a cut finger and, after 6 months in the ICU, finally died from systemic organ failure precipitated by the Black Death.

  145. rickw

    However, among those present was the chief of staff of the Italian embassy, who was said to be ready to give immediate instructions to a “military grade” air ambulance that had been put on standby to bring the boy to Italy at the request of the Pope.

    At least the Italians seem to have some respect for the sanctity of human life and the right of parents to care for their children.

  146. Snoopy

    Should everyone receive indefinite taxpayer-funded life support?

  147. Andreas

    Mr Justice Hayden said that although Alfie had been a “fighter” since his life support had removed, his undiagnosed degenerative condition had “almost entirely wiped out” his brain matter and he stood no chance of recovery.

    Mylonas [representing the hospital] said nothing had changed in respect of Alfie’s ability to travel to Italy, telling the judges: “Alfie stands exactly the same risk of brain damage in transit.”

    So his brain matter has been almost entirely wiped out, but we can’t let him fly to Italy because of the chance of brain damage. Ooookay.

  148. Snoopy

    Of course that is a different issue to the prohibition of Alfie’s transfer to Italy.

  149. Tom

    After holding their tongues for nearly 20 years after John Howard’s decision to unleash unregulated airport monopolies on the public, airlines have had a gutful of the price-gouging and are calling for regulation (via email as it’s not yet posted online):

    Media Release: Consumers pay the price for monopoly airports
    Australia’s four largest airports are collecting over 25 per cent more revenue for every passenger today than they were 10 years ago, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Airport Monitoring Report 2016-17, released today. Over the same period, airlines have reduced airfares in real terms.
    Responding to the report’s release, Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ) Chairman and former ACCC Chairman, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, said that this comes at a significant cost to the airport’s customers, including airlines and their passengers.
    “The consumer is being stung at every turn, whether it’s the exorbitant landing and service fees paid by airlines on behalf of the passenger, their car parking fee, taxi surcharge, or the coffee or bottle of water they buy in the terminal.
    “Airports are vital infrastructure assets that should be run fairly and transparently to promote travel and trade. Instead, they exploit their unconstrained market power to behave as the privatised monopolies they are, overcharging customers who often have no choice but to accept what is offered.
    “With rising passenger numbers and increased charges driving the increased revenues collected by airports, improved services should follow,” Professor Samuel said. “However, services at the monitored airports have not generally improved in line with increased passenger costs and charges.”
    “This situation is an inevitable result of the airports’ monopoly position, which by its nature allows them to extract inflated rent from customers while providing average services,” Professor Samuel said. “This is in direct contrast to domestic airfare prices which, in a competitive market, are lower in real terms, than a decade ago.”
    “The ACCC report reinforces my long-held view that monopolies need to be held to account by a credible threat of regulatory intervention. Australia needs a regulatory framework that drives airport-airline negotiations to produce better outcomes for consumers, through improved efficiency in the allocation of resources and targeted investment,” Professor Samuel said. “In practice, there is no incentive for airports to deliver efficient services or have genuine commercial negotiations with airlines, with competition legislation changes made by Parliament in late 2017 further restricting airlines’ ability to seek ACCC intervention to bring airports towards a level playing field.”
    “All that price monitoring achieves is to provide some transparency over the monitored airports’ financial and service performance and allows for general observations to be made over their taking advantage of their monopoly position,” Professor Samuel said. “There is a need for greater oversight by the ACCC to encourage and, where required, force constructive, commercial engagement to minimise the negative impact of the airports’ monopoly powers. Government action on this is necessary to protect and allow growth in air services within Australia in the long term.”
    “The ACCC’s remit should also be extended beyond the four major domestic Australian airports, to include the vital regional airport network, where charges are often very high, and consultation is limited. In 2018, one in three Australian passengers used an airport other than the four major domestics, and they deserve greater transparency.”
    Next month, A4ANZ will release an analysis of airport pricing and profitability undertaken by Frontier Economics and will actively participate in the anticipated Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Economic Regulation of Airports later this year.

    Howard’s sale of Sydney airport, which is a licence to print money with an operating margin of 80%+, stank to high heaven. The sale was overseen by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Max Moore-Wilton, who became the airport’s first CEO and subsequent chairman.

  150. Should everyone receive indefinite taxpayer-funded life support?

    Clearly not.
    Life support should only be available to the right sort of people.
    Who these people are should be decided by the right bureaucrats appointed by the right minister.

  151. Tel

    thefrolickingmole #2695790,

    There’s an easier explanation: the NHS must restrict the supply of healthcare and they cannot use price as the mechanism to achieve that, so they necessarily operate a “Death Panel” but must never speak the name for political reasons. Everything else is the gumby glue squirted out to fill the space around those constraints… the matter of prime importance is to ensure the narrative doesn’t break down.

    They simultaneously say that Alfie has no brain function and must die, and also that he cannot be moved because it might damage his brain and worsen his condition. Any moron could see the hypocrisy, but that’s irrelevant because the purpose is to restrict the supply of healthcare (which they are achieving successfully).

  152. Rae

    What doctors have actually said about Alfie Evans’ chance of surviving after life support

    A professor who also gave statements on the issue was quoted by one of the presiding judges, Lady Justice King.

    She said an MRI scan in November 2017 showed that 70% of the matter in Alfie’s brain had been destroyed and that the independent witness told a previous hearing that Alfie’s brain was “entirely beyond recovery”, with no capacity to regenerate itself.

    She added his breathing would not be strong enough to sustain life, even if he managed to breathe independently of the ventilation apparatus.

    Multiple doctors have maintained throughout the process that Alfie may continue to breathe after life support was withdrawn, but they have disagreed over how long he may breathe for without medical intervention.

    And, from above:

    The Italian hospital has acknowledged it will not be able to find a cure, but has proposed maintaining Alfie’s life for about two weeks while doctors tried to investigate his condition.

  153. Rae

    At least the Italians seem to have some respect for the sanctity of human life and the right of parents to care for their children.

    No. The Italian hospital wants to experiment on him for two weeks. Then let him die anyway.

  154. thefrolickingmole

    All comes down to the point Snoopy is making. How long is a person entitled”to intensive care?
    Obviously the NHS thinks “no” , but its terrified the courts might say yes.
    Whats perverse is they are blocking outside intervention based on the .05% chance the kid will improve and make fools of them, there isnt any other reason for being so barstardy about it.”

    The Poms have mistaken a health bureaucracy with medicine and have made a fetish out of the NHS, they are huge on pointing out how “Poor Myrtle died of pox”pre NHS while missing the fact it was the invention of antibiotics, not the creation of a bureaucracy that improved peoples lives and chances of survival.
    Remember the Olympics and the “we luv the NHS”as it was presented as a point of British pride.

  155. H B Bear

    Howard’s sale of Sydney airport, which is a licence to print money with an operating margin of 80%+, stank to high heaven. The sale was overseen by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Max Moore-Wilton, who became the airport’s first CEO and subsequent chairman.

    No-one does legalised, State-sanctioned corruption better than Australia. Macquarie Bank made it a business model.

  156. rickw

    Remember the Olympics and the “we luv the NHS”as it was presented as a point of British pride.

    That was bizarre, I don’t think anyone else on the planet could quite understand the fascination.

  157. thefrolickingmole

    How weird, theres a void between Tels post and mine, must be the universe reacting to a non-entity.

  158. Snoopy

    Howard’s sale of Sydney airport, which is a licence to print money with an operating margin of 80%+, stank to high heaven.

    Not only that. As part of the deal SAC got first dibs on the potential competitor at Bringelly.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    Blair’s Law personified is an imprisoned transgender vegan witch.

    Transgender inmate sues to practice witchcraft at notorious all-male N.C. prison

    One of North Carolina’s most notorious all-male prisons is the focus of a court fight over religious liberty led by a transgender witch.

    Jennifer Ann Jasmaine says in her handwritten, federal lawsuit that Lanesboro Correctional Institution is blocking the practice of her spiritual beliefs, which happen to be rooted in witchcraft.

    Jasmaine, a former Mecklenburg County Jail inmate, filed her complaint this month. In 2015, as inmate Duane Fox, she sued Maury Correctional Institute in Hookerton on the same grounds.

    Under state policy, individual prisons are required to provide “reasonable religious menu accommodations” to inmates practicing religious dietary laws.

    Not happening, says Jasmaine. According to her complaint, she has requested and been denied the strict vegan diet that adheres to her spiritual practice. She says prison officials told her if she wanted vegan meals, she needed to become a Rastafarian or a Buddhist.

    According to prison records, Jasmaine, then Fox, was imprisoned in July 2014 to serve a 16-year sentence for sexual offense second degree.

    My suggestion is to bring out the scales. If she weighs less than a duck he can have vegan meals.

  160. cohenite

    Winston Smith

    #2695735, posted on April 26, 2018 at 8:17 am

    The thugs at Broward County continue to tread on their dicks…
    A teacher at the kids school does a ten minute rant about TK being Worse Than Hitler. Then defies School Admin about contacting TK. Sends him a Tweet.
    …aaand a lawyer gets in on the pile on, tries to edumacate TK. Backfire.

    Thanks for publishing those links. It’s incredible what this courageous teenager is confronting compared to what that sociopath hogg is receiving. Trump still has a lot of work to do and should reach out to this young fellow.

  161. C.L.

    None of that matters, Rae.
    The boy belongs to his parents. If they want to fly him to Rome, that is their business.
    Ask yourself this: if the same fate had befallen the Duchess of Cambridge’s newborn, do you think British courts would use the police to stop her and William taking the child abroad for more treatment and assessment?

  162. C.L.

    It’s pretty simple.
    The man in the street wanted State health care.
    The man in the street got State health care.

    Pretty much.

  163. Top Ender

    I see this one in the Oz today:

    I have a request to make of Julian Burnside, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and their camp followers. Next Anzac day will you please just remain silent and allow the rest of us one day in the year to remember the fallen and celebrate all that is good about our country.

    Lest we forget.

    Peter West, Aveley, WA

    Was Burnside sounding off again? I must have missed it. Anyone know what he was saying? I need to get indignant.

  164. Rae

    None of that matters, Rae.

    Of course it does, C.L. Your hypothetical about the most recent Royal baby is a pathetic red herring. As is your “The boy belongs to his parents”. You want to look at child abuse cases, or stick to religious fanaticism?

  165. Top Ender

    Headline of the year perhaps? Sad about the victim though.

    A self-taught Danish engineer has been convicted of murder for luring a Swedish journalist onto his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea.

  166. C.L.

    The government about to name a replacement for Tim Sourpossumass. One thing we can be sure of: the person will be a leftist who hates Australians. That’s a given. I’ll put money on a washed up Liberal Wet.

  167. I’ll put money on a washed up Liberal Wet.

    Yammy! Come on down!

  168. C.L.

    Ruddock, Kennett, somebody like that.
    Turnbull will try to trick the party base into thinking a ‘conservative’ has finally been appointed HRC Commissioner.

  169. thefrolickingmole

    In the mind of a void parents attempting to prolong the life of a child in the hope of a cure are the same as those parents who beat/starve/abuse their kids.

    Voids are strange things.

  170. JC

    Snoopy
    #2695798, posted on April 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Should everyone receive indefinite taxpayer-funded life support?

    There’s your problem right there and you can’t even see it in broad daylight. The state cuts the cheque and the state decides treatment protocols. It also decides if someone will be allowed to be removed, in this case the child, for alternative treatment.

    That’s what you get with a sovietized healthcare model

  171. areff

    At the Age (where else?) the “recycling crisis” gets front-page treatment, starting with this opening par:

    The sudden realisation our conscientious separation of paper and plastic for recycling will not be enough to fend of a garbage crisis has Victorians demanding governments step in.

    “Conscientious”? Speak for yourself! And don’t you just love the notion that governments, which brought about these mountains of empty milk bottles, are the solution when they caused the problem in the first place.

    Basically, there’s no market and little use for second-life plastic. The world only needs so many flowerpots.

    The obvious solution, of course, is to dig some really big holes, line them to stop leeching, and chuck it all in. Stick a pipe in the top of the mound to collect the methane and Bob’s your uncle. No more crisis. It’s not as if Australia lacks the space for some big holes and, indeed, there’s a beauty waiting to be filled.

    Leigh Creek no longer produces evil coal and the un-mined deposits are being helpfully paved over to make sure nobody else digs the stuff up ever again. So fill the hole with my empty wine bottles; there might even be room left over for one or two others to contribute.

    Good Lord but this country has everything, apart from a political class with a collective IQ larger than a vegan’s waist measurement.

  172. Rae

    Interesting little transmission glitch. Rowena Orr QC and people in the gallery just did some sudden jerky spastic movements. Just like those Hillary Clinton did a while back, that her non-fans got all excited about. I doubt that it’s evidence of Ms Orr being actually spastic, either.

  173. Top Ender

    Therefore a book should be run on Tim Sourpuss’s replacement.

    Contenders:

    – Yammy Look-at-me
    – Julian Burnside
    – Dyan Voller
    – Someone the Liberal Party owes
    – Tony Abbott
    – Bob Carr
    – That sheila from the Australian Democrats given a job by Tones
    – Peter Beattie (retired pollie in charge of apologies after all)

  174. JC

    The government about to name a replacement for Tim Sourpossumass.

    Fat lips ought to be fucking deported.

  175. Andreas

    I don’t they could possibly make a white guy race commissioner. The screeching of NAZZZISS would be heard on the surface of the sun.

  176. Rae

    parents attempting to prolong the life of a child in the hope of a cure are the same as those parents who beat/starve/abuse their kids

    Hole. C.L.s “ownership of the child” is the problem you’ve overlooked.

    Stick to nappy changing. It’s more your level of expertise.

  177. Helen

    What is the gaffe Turnbull made at Villiers-Bretonneux in his speech? Adelaide now is posting a 404 – Captains says page has been deleted. Anyone know?

    Wayback machine didnt cache it.

  178. Tom

    I could be wrong, but I reckon it’s a year since the Trumpenator gave a sit-down TV interview. It’s easy to understand why when 90% of the TV news media are DNC activists who want him driven out of office. Anyway, he has agreed to a non-hostile interview tomorrow morning at 8am (tonight at 10pm AEST) on Fox and Friends, the brekky show at FNC (Foxtel 604). Worth a look.

  179. thefrolickingmole

    A void thinks the state owns kids.
    Peculiar, but predictable.

  180. Nick

    Areff, all too true. The link below is what happens when greenies don’t realise their lovely park used to be a dump. It’s not a parody:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north-west/edible-weed-eaters-angry-at-moreland-council-spraying-herbicide/news-story/49276f073ae7b5a6c8730f3f924b4540

  181. Rae

    As I said, Hole. You’re better at nappy changing. Even though you’re probably not much good at that either.

    Your buddy the Twitter roach will scuttle across the page soon and tell you to SHUT UP (sic). But I’m happy to watch you continue to display your ineptness.

  182. JC

    Gargooley

    Go check if the basement’s locked and STFU.

  183. Tom

    Go check if the basement’s locked and STFU.

    JC, you can’t go down there because of the stink. USSR died there a year ago and no-one has carted away the remains.

  184. thefrolickingmole

    Void skillfully refuses to state its position knowing its a complete fucktard who no-one here would piss on if it was on fire.

    It longs for mummies embrace but somehow hugging himself with his eyes closed and crooning “good boy, good boy” in the dark isnt cutting the mustard anymore.
    Time for another trip to the backpakers.

  185. Not Uh oh

    Top Ender
    #2695830, posted on April 26, 2018 at 10:50 am
    Therefore a book should be run on Tim Sourpuss’s replacement.

    Ita Buttrose. Would explain her sudden departure from 10 (although so would her simply getting the flick)

  186. thefrolickingmole

    Void skillfully refuses to state its position knowing its a complete fucktard who no-one here would piss on if it was on fire.

    It longs for mummies embrace but somehow hugging himself with his eyes closed and crooning “good boy, good boy” in the dark isnt cutting the mustard anymore.

  187. Rae

    srr is alive and well

    Tom. Maybe you should take up nappy changing too. Could be a great career path for you. Better than scouring the internet for cartoons all day and night, and then telling people what to think of them.

  188. miltonf

    Re the NDIS- seems like a classic example of Cloward-Piven strategy.

  189. JC

    Just like his dad. Almost.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    ‏Great American norms & traditions like taking hammers to iPhones, bleach bitting hard drives,and destroying 30,000 documents under subpoena.
    Yea Ok!!!

  190. Rae

    hugging himself with his eyes closed and crooning “good boy, good boy” in the dark

    I can well imagine you doing just that, Hole.

  191. thefrolickingmole

    Void is reduced to “I know you are but what am I” level of comebacks.
    Pitiful
    Low energy
    Sad.

  192. H B Bear

    So many dripping wet Lieborals. Lord Waffleworth is spoilt for choice. If only voters had a real choice when they went to the polling booth.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    Leigh Creek no longer produces evil coal and the un-mined deposits are being helpfully paved over to make sure nobody else digs the stuff up ever again. So fill the hole with my empty wine bottles; there might even be room left over for one or two others to contribute.

    Heron Resources is currently mining under about a million tonnes of Sydney garbage.

    Seems like Sydney decided to dump their garbage into a mine which wasn’t quite finished with…

  194. Nick

    Hmmm, so many permutations for Lucy to consider when making her appointment.
    Trans, lezzo, Asian, Abbo, disabled? I’m guessing a woman, probably not white, with a hint of box ticking or licking in the background. Pongy Wong would have fit the bill.

  195. Oh come on

    The same thing happens here all time. Maybe our hospital admins and doctors do a better sales job on the parents/relatives for turning off the life support?

    The thing is, though, that most people agree to do so because they don’t have a Plan B (apart from the rich, who can afford to access more advanced treatment in the US which isn’t available here). The malevolent thing about these UK cases is Plan Bs were found which would have cost the system a negligible amount, yet the system’s administrators refused them access to these alternatives because they didn’t feel them worthwhile. This ought not be a call that bureaucrats are able to make.

    But, as was mentioned above, people want and love them some NHS. And so they get it, good and hard (sorry, Mr Mencken). We’re no better with Medicare.

  196. thefrolickingmole

    Warren Mundine for the HRC position?
    Squalid Ali a front runner.
    Of Van Fatham to stop people pointing out shes a frighbat?

  197. H B Bear

    Chris Puplick

    Don’t get much more dripping wet than this guy. A human puddle. OK maybe Mal Wishy-Washy. Red Fred Chaney would be a great choice too but it would be hard to drag him away from his Aboriginal Industry trough. So much choice.

  198. jupes

    The AFL now has an offence of “inappropriate contact with a female“. No really.

    Sam Powell-Pepper has been suspended by the AFL for just that.

    The case is interesting because the female who complained declined to take her complaint to police but took it to the AFL instead. Port Adelaide immediately suspended him for one week for breaking club rules by being on the piss. The next week Powell-Pepper stood himself down (???) because the AFL investigation was still ongoing.

    Here’s where it gets really interesting because Port Adelaide stated at the time that they had reviewed security footage of the incident, didn’t see anything in it and were sticking by their player. Good on them.

    Nevertheless the AFL has suspended the player for another week for “inappropriate contact with a female” and Port Adelaide have stayed mute. What changed? Here is a quote from the Port Adelaide Chief Executive:

    Of most importance to Sam, the AFLPA and Port Adelaide was the AFL’s finding that there was no evidence or suggestion of sexual or indecent assault, as has been speculated by some media outlets throughout the investigation.

    So what exactly did he do?

  199. JC

    So what exactly did he do?

    Nothing, it seems. However he should be suspended for his name combo alone.

    Sam Powell-Pepper has been suspended by the AFL for just that.

  200. Helen

    Regarding that baby with 70% of his little brain gone.

    What is the cutoff point for loss of basic function on account of brain? (Blood supply, breathing, digesting etc).

    People have ops and loose bits of brain all the time. Who is to say that in one so young, the remaining brain could not compensate?

  201. Splatacrobat

    Inappropriate contact with a female:
    Everything from eye contact to vaginal birth.

  202. H B Bear

    However he should be suspended for his name combo alone.

    He’s in Adelaide.

  203. Helen

    You know his parents love him and they cuddle him and they say sweet and loving things to him. I don’t think we can judge if the little fellow takes comfort from this, but we cannot presume he doesnt. Who would deny that? To him and to his parents?

  204. People have ops and loose bits of brain all the time.

    Yep.
    Take more than 70% of the brain and you have a Liberal minister.
    80% and you have P.M. material.

  205. Confused Old Misfit

    So what exactly did he do?

    He has been accused of putting his hand up a young lady’s skirt, uninvited. He forgot to ask for her signature on the permissions document.

  206. C.L.

    Regarding that baby with 70% of his little brain gone.

    What is the cutoff point for loss of basic function on account of brain?

    Sarah Hanson-Young managed to be elected a senator with 98 percent gone.

  207. C.L.

    Tom, your link’s no good.

  208. Splatacrobat

    Where there is life, there is hope.

    If the baby was a beached whale they would have an antinov organised to fly it back to the Antarctic in record time.

  209. zyconoclast

    someone posted earlier

    Woman who campaigns against the deportation of migrants from Sweden was raped and sexually assaulted by two Afghan teenagers she met outside a bar

    If they had killed her could the head line have read,
    “She died doing something she loved.”?

  210. 132andBush

    Sarah Hanson-Young managed to be elected a senator with 98 percent gone.

    97% of scientists agree with this statement.

  211. Roger.

    Who would deny that? To him and to his parents?

    The NHS & the British judiciary.

    There may be little hope for the boy, but his parents should have been able to take him to Italy if they wished.

  212. 132andBush

    Winstons Gravatar.
    Is it
    A: Rae
    B: An elaborate pencil sharpener
    C: The north end of a south bound cat
    D: All of the above

  213. jupes

    He has been accused of putting his hand up a young lady’s skirt, uninvited.

    Wouldn’t that be “sexual or indecent assault”?

    Again here is the Port Adelaide CEO:

    Of most importance to Sam, the AFLPA and Port Adelaide was the AFL’s finding that there was no evidence or suggestion of sexual or indecent assault, as has been speculated by some media outlets throughout the investigation.

    Curious.

  214. Rae

    If the baby was a beached whale they would have an antinov organised to fly it back to the Antarctic in record time.

    Except they don’t do that with beached whales. Most of those are euthanased.

  215. Gab

    Helen there are lots of studies that report the brain’s ability to grow back to some extent and to create new neural networks. I recall a child whose brain was removed that is one hemisphere and she functions normally.

  216. Rae

    You know his parents love him and they cuddle him and they say sweet and loving things to him. I don’t think we can judge if the little fellow takes comfort from this, but we cannot presume he doesnt. Who would deny that? To him and to his parents?

    No-one. Certainly not the Children’s Hospital he’s in. Don’t know why you even suggested it.

  217. Rae

    Winstons Gravatar.

    Not me. Could be Anne. She was here a day or so ago.

  218. Helen, I think the real issue here – well it is for me – is the fact that the Legal and Medical establishment have arrogated to themselves the right to decide on the life or death of a citizen, despite the legal guardians saying “Piss Off.”
    This is a big step down that slippery slope. It isn’t the first step, and it won’t be the last, but, Inshallah, its pace is quickening.

  219. Confused Old Misfit

    Jupes,
    “Port Adelaide CEO” should tell you all you need to know. They want him on the field.
    Apparently the young lady involved declined to press charges. Probably didn’t want to feature in the Advertiser as the Girl that got goosed by the footy star. Can’t say I blame her for that.
    She likely flirted with intent and when P-P took it too far she panicked & called the cops.
    She got him in strife so she’s happy now and the AFL gets to virtue signal.

  220. 132andbush;

    Winstons Gravatar.
    Is it
    A: Rae
    B: An elaborate pencil sharpener
    C: The north end of a south bound cat
    D: All of the above

    It’s a Calendar Cat, lift its tail and you can see the date.

  221. Roger.

    Helen there are lots of studies that report the brain’s ability to grow back to some extent and to create new neural networks.

    Neuroplasticity.

  222. Entropy

    jupes
    #2695893, posted on April 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    He has been accused of putting his hand up a young lady’s skirt, uninvited.

    Wouldn’t that be “sexual or indecent assault”?

    Again here is the Port Adelaide CEO:

    Of most importance to Sam, the AFLPA and Port Adelaide was the AFL’s finding that there was no evidence or suggestion of sexual or indecent assault, as has been speculated by some media outlets throughout the investigation.

    Curious.

    He looked at his watch in her presence.

  223. If the baby was a beached whale they would have an antinov organised to fly it back to the Antarctic in record time.

    Except they don’t do that with beached whales. Most of those are euthanased.

    …by pushing them out the back door of an Antonov at 45,000 feet.

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s a Calendar Cat, lift its tail and you can see the date.

    And a pun!

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