Wednesday Forum: April 25, 2018

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  1. JC

    He admitted that Cohen is more businessman than lawyer, so attorney/client privilege doesn’t apply.

    Don’t be ronery stupid, Monst. That’s really hittingrock bottom. There’s no limitation on a lawyer conducting a business while practicing law.

  2. Cohen rarely practices law. He often broke the law, that’s not practising it.

  3. JC

    Cohen rarely practices law.

    It doesn’t matter if he had one client or two. He has a law license and is therefore allowed to practice law in New York while conducting business.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We love your tough guy routine, Ronery. It’s just so you in another universe.

    Poor silly old Bufo. Completely out of his depth, and paddling vainly, to keep up. I’m still waiting for you to post the accusations you made to me about the whole issue of Brian of Morabbin, but I guess you’ll just be running away, and hiding in corners, like all school bullies.

  5. JC

    Monst

    Leave aside the story that the payment contravened election law in the US. Don;’t even go there as it’s bullshit and I’m not interested in hearing about it again.

    Can you explain to us what law is broken if Trump (as is very likely) had Cohen pay off the Hooker not to talk about the bonking. I don’t quite get what you think you have there.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2696567, posted on April 27, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Mater
    #1717354, posted on June 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

    JC
    #1717205, posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm
    Put up, or shut up.

    Absolutely not. I’ll keep referring it until you go mad. I already own half your mind. As far as I recall, you have said you were in Vietnam.

    Come on JC, can’t you just acknowledge that you made an incorrect aspersion, apologise and we can move on.
    Zulu has always been upfront and honest in regards to his military service, in particular about the fact that he didn’t go to Vietnam.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #1410120, posted on August 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm
    he often lies awake at night with ‘the zoo in bed’ with him.

    I’m not a Viet Nam veteran, but that is a pretty apt description. Usually starts at 3.00 A.M.

    Quite the contrary in fact. He is very careful to qualify himself when making comments which might insinuate experiences or qualifications that he doesn’t possess.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #1410225, posted on August 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    Yes Mk50 intimate knowledgeof who did what and when is the key.

    It can be simply basic, at times. Disclaimer – I am not, nor have I ever been a member of the Australian Special Air Service.

    Apologising is not a sign of weakness.

    Now, this is Bufo Marinus, A.K.A JC of the Cat, lecturing people about standards on the Cat, and the need to prove their claims. Let’s see a proven liar like you, repeat any claims I’m supposed to have made about Brian? In your own time, GO!

    Posted from the last page, and I’m waiting for an answer from Bufo Marinus, AKA JC of the Cat.

  7. JC

    Calling me a bully makes you sound so weak, Rones. I see you’re not making the accusation again because you know where it end up for you. I reckon you’d call the Hotline if you were ever thrown out of here. You would, wouldn’t, you sad fuck. You’d call the Hotline.

  8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Apparently it’s the place to be if you’re looking for perfect head. Have I got that right?

    Not sure if it’s a pun or a spoonerism, Snoopy, but at risk of pulling down (even more than I already have) the wrath of female gorgons I’ll say that I thought it was funny.

    I have had a good day, so cheerfully say g’night ta y’all.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rones, is flipping out.

    There’s nothing flipping about it – put up or shut up. It’s a simple enough concept.

  10. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gentlemen, gentlemen, please leave Brian to be.
    Do not disturb a sleeping Doomlord, for fearsome he are in his wrath.
    Focus on Trump the Magnificent, for in him is deliverance for ye both.

  11. JC

    The prediction looks quite prescient, Ronery.

    I’ll keep referring it until you go mad. I already own half your mind. As far as I recall, you have said you were in Vietnam.

    You have gone mad and I pretty much own your tiny brain… and I never need to bring it up. You do.

  12. C.L.

    I love this Luna chick. Far out.
    (Somebody above).

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am waiting for some other bugger to come in here and keep the peace so’s I can go to bed.

    Calli, are you up over there in Gypo land? How’s about an update?

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    CL. Fantastic. Arrives in the nick of time with a toon.

  15. JC

    Oh wow trump goes full apeshit on Comey again!

    I just heard it on CNBC reporting some Fox interview.

    “Comey is a leaker and he’s a liar and he’s been leaking for years”.

    Bad day for Comey because of all people , Anderson Cooper on CNN really gave Comey a hard time about his leaking. Really bad day.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/04/25/cooper_grills_comey_shouldnt_you_be_nailed_to_the_door_arent_you_a_leaker.html

    This is really bad for Comey because even CNN hates him.

  16. JC, the election law thing is only important for Mueller to have leverage. The real game is Cohen’s history with the Russians, which is long and deep, and should make for some juicy tapes.

    Trump is flailing like a haddock in a trawler’s net. You can hear the desperation.

  17. JC

    FMD

    Trump also said that Comey’s pal, who he (Comey) gave the memos to, leak to the press, had FBI clearance. This a terrible situation for Comey and also his pal. That means his pal fell under FBI rules too.

    Comey’s fucked.

  18. JC

    The real game is Cohen’s history with the Russians, which is long and deep, and should make for some juicy tapes.

    There’s no evidence he ever went to Prague, you big idiot. Even Mueller implied that was fake news.

  19. JC

    Monst

    Comey’s fucked.

    Hey, do you think they have an orange jump suit to fit him, as I think the lug is 6’8″

  20. Boris

    Oh wow trump goes full apeshit on Comey again!

    Which could suggest he (trump) is in trouble, or maybe he is just in combative mood – as he always is.

    Comey May have some troubles but he is insightful. He said real leaders have enough confidence to be humble…

    I also liked Comey line that impeachment would be a short circuit. If people elected someone who is morally unfit, they, the voters have to vote him out, not some judicial process. Makes sense.

  21. Boris

    Honestly guys you must be very special people of you can stand Trumps rants, such that even sympathetic fox hosts feel disoriented.

    I know hard core trumpists will love this but what about those who voted for him as a lesser evil?

  22. JC

    Boris, Comey is coming unstuck quickly this week. We have that new bit of information above. Trump is Trump, he’s always angry and combative, so there’s nothing to suggest this may suggest something nefarious.

  23. Boris

    so there’s nothing to suggest this may suggest something nefarious.

    I agree with this part, but how people can stand it is beyond me.

  24. Top Ender

    Treaty bid taken to UN
    MATT GARRICK

    A crowd-funding campaign has seen the fight for a treaty in the NT taken to one of the highest forums in the world.

    Independent MLA Yingiya Mark Guyula was crowdfunded to the tune of “many thousands of dollars” to attend the United Nations in New York City, where he called on officials to rally the Federal Government to create a treaty with Australia’s Aboriginal people.

    “My people are crying out for justice and we are not being heard. I now want the UN to intervene on our behalf,” Mr Guyula said.

    “I recommend the forum strongly petition the Australian Government to recognise Yolngu sovereignty and … enter into treaty negotiations directly with indigenous nations.” He made the comments at the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a conference attended by indigenous delegations from across the globe.

    In early April, Mr Guyula presented a letter stick to Prince Charles, calling on the future king to push the Federal Government to move on a treaty.

    Mr Guyula was elected to the seat of Nhulunbuy in 2016 on the platform of fighting for a treaty. He said since then he had been continuously stonewalled on the issue by MLAs.

    “I have been elected to go into the Parliament to raise these issues again, and I still find, even when I’m asking questions in Parliament, through estimates, I don’t think the Government, the NT Government … still don’t understand what we’re trying to say,” he said. Sydney academic Cathryn Eatock, who chairs the southern-based Indigenous Peoples Organisation and accompanied Mr Guyula at the UN forum, said “every Commonwealth country that has been settled has a treaty with its indigenous people except Australia”.

    “Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of the recognition of indigenous people’s rights,” she said.

    NT News article complete

  25. Top Ender

    Guess they’ll be a lot of LGBTI people coming to Oz on boats:

    Bill Shorten faces a damaging pre-election brawl over border protection, as the party’s draft ­national platform proposes to overhaul the government’s Home Affairs portfolio and shift asylum-seekers out of mandatory detention after 90 days.

    The policy blueprint, circulated to ALP members ahead of the national conference in July, says Labor would review the arrangements for Home Affairs — which includes national security, immigration and border control agencies — “to ensure they are fit for purpose” and “make any adjustments where required”.

    It also flags changes that, if passed, would put the onus on the party’s parliamentary wing to ­ensure mandatory detention was used only as a last resort, and “for the shortest practicable time”.

    The chapter on offshore detention, drafted by immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann together with delegates from the party’s left and right factions, is ­silent on the future of Australia’s offshore processing centres on Manus Island and Nauru.

    The issue is set to flare up, with a new rank-and-file ballot to elect conference delegates expected to favour left-wing candidates, ­including those seeking to bring refugees on Manus and Nauru to Australia. Labor’s current support for boat turn-backs is also absent from the platform, but likely to be hotly debated.

    The platform says “unauthorised arrivals” will be subject to mandatory detention for health, identity and security checks, but “Labor will strive to ensure this is for no longer than 90 days”.

    Labor’s current policy only ­requires the Department of Home Affairs to report on the number of asylum claims processed within 90 days. If agreed, the platform would require gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex asylum seekers on Manus Islands to be removed, due to legal and cultural barriers in Papua New Guinea to same-sex relationships.

    “Labor will not detain, process or resettle LGBTI refugees or ­asylum-seekers in countries which have criminal laws against any of these communities as it makes these places unsafe environments for all of them,” the platforms says.

    It confirms Labor would make “every humanly practical effort” to get children out of immigration detention centres.

    The Labor draft policy document would also give trade unions a say over the provision of services at offshore detention centres.

    The platform will open up a strong line of attack for the government, which has made political mileage for years by arguing Labor is soft on border protection.

    Labor unleased a wave of asylum-seeker arrivals after it abolished the Howard government’s Pacific Solution when it came to power in 2007. Kevin Rudd re-­established the policy in 2013, striking a deal with PNG to reopen a processing centre on Nauru. In February there were approximately 1000 asylum-seekers remaining on Nauru and more than 750 on Manus Island. Many have been in detention for almost five years.

    A spokesman for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that, this month so far, 233 refugees had been moved from both Manus Island and Nauru to the US, under a deal struck with former president Barack Obama.

    The platform confirms Labor’s policy to lift the refugee intake to 27,000 from the government’s 18,750, “to create an orderly pathway to resettlement in Australia”.

    It would maintain the architecture of Australia’s excised offshore places, outside the nation’s migration zone.

    The draft platform also lays out plans to increase oversight of intelligence agencies and to reappoint a national security adviser.

    Labor will also consider whether to increase penalties for those who violate anti-discrimination law, particularly against homophobic behaviour.

    The platform includes a strong defence of charities amid debate over whether the government’s proposed foreign donations laws unfairly restrict the activities of not-for-profits. The draft’s authors said the party would develop a single national Associations Act that would offer “a consistent national approach to fundraising and other relevant regulatory requirements”.

    Oz complete article

  26. Tailgunner

    They are both Chicago rappers who grew up in the cesspool of Democratic-controlled Chicago. Chance The Rapper, more than most is a staunch supporter of his city and wears the city on his sleeve for all to see. There is a level of fine-grained detail in that Kanye, as with most Chicago rappers have known Chance since he was a young boy as he has been involved with Chicago culture form a young age. If CHANCE is saying this, he is echoing what the sentiment is in the deepest bowels of the Chicago South Side. He is the official ambassador for Chicago, and his words have weight. This tweet may have more impact than Kanye’s initial tweet as Chance is the leader of Chicago. Chance IS Chicago. Chicago is (still) the ‘capital’ of Black America. The power brokers of the American Black complex still lurch out of Chicago, and if their leader/champion/ambassador is not going with the script any longer, this may represent that the tide is turning once and for all.

    H/t Kosko,RvF
    Monty,get in here now & explain how the blacks are escaping the Plantation!

  27. Tailgunner

    Kanye/KidRock 2024
    MAGA!!

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why would you bother to vote in Scotland?

    Ruth Davidson pregnant: Scottish Tory leader expecting baby with partner Jen Wilson

    Um, Ms Davidson, it is physically impossible to have a baby with your lesbian partner…
    If a “Conservative” leader in Scotland can’t do biology what hope is there for the poor righty voters?

  29. Herodotus

    NDIS cost blows out. Who could possibly have seen that coming?
    Where were the “keeping the bastards honest” meeja when this huge landmine was wheeled out by Gillard in a blatant wedge to try and get TA to hedge his statements on it so the complicit meeja could label him heartless.

    Where were they every time some lefty pollie says something like “Australia can afford to take more refugees”? Australia is in debt and getting deeper into it. We can’t afford anything that doesn’t earn more export dollars than it costs unless we are prepared to rehabilitate expenditure cuts from their meeja designated naughty corner. Any time a coalition tries to be responsible they get called cruel and heartless.

  30. calli

    It rained heavily in Cairo yesterday. Pools of muddy water still lay around the streets as we made our way to Memphis. The ancient capital is now a village huddled around the ruins. As we drive along we are flanked by little metal carts pulled by even littler donkeys, scrawny dogs and children picking their way to school through muddy streets.

    At the site, Ramses II lies prone in his gigantic glory – he has his own building to himself. Other depictions of the famous Pharoah loiter in the grounds, crowned and striding forward manfully.

    The Pyramids next – trinket sellers attack us like bees. One smart aleck gives my scarf a pull so I tell him to p*ss off. They’re not allowed to touch their own women, the grubs. We go up to the highest point to view the structures. They are vast. Next the Sphinx which sits in a hollow in front of the middle pyramid. We stand on the spot where the ANZACs camped in 1915 and reminisce about the Beloved’s grandfather.

    Later we return for the light show. The sun has set and Venus hangs above the Sphinx’s head in the afterglow. As the darkness deepens, Orion appears, striding over the plateau, Sirius at his heels. Light pollution from nearby Cairo dims the lesser stars. Worth every cent, thanks for the tip Lizzie.

  31. Herodotus

    Aboriginals with land rights, positive discrimination and gargantuan welfare outlays demand “justice” via the UN.

  32. calli

    Your namesake got a mention at the light show, Hero. Apparently he named the Sphinx…the Sphinx.

  33. Gab

    Calli, did you report back on the new library of Alexandria? I want to know what great things you saw.

  34. Tom

    Hey Tailgunner, I see one of Channel Nein’s 60 Minutes frightbats, Tara Brown, has announced she will be taking on Jordan Peterson on Sunday night. They can’t help themselves: the lure of ratings from a trainwreck interview is too strong.

    (It’s actually the first time I’ve watched the full 30 minutes of the Jordan Peterson-Cathy Newman interview from start to finish. Newman has a head full of Marxist-feminist dogma that she keeps trying to project onto Peterson. She is one of the most educated, intellectually competent idiots ever born. If you haven’t got 30 minutes, skip to the 23-minute mark when her rigid, uptight analysis is swamped by self-doubt).

  35. Herodotus

    Yes, Calli, he had the gift of the gab. Oh! Good morning Gab!

  36. Tom

    Calli, how noticeable is the military presence at the tourist sites? Do you feel safe?

  37. Herodotus

    Brown has the Newman interview to give her some insight into how not to do it. That assumes the ability to learn, however.

  38. calli

    Not in detail, Gab. It’s a beautiful building – we only had a short time there unfortunately. There were a couple of exhibitions, one of a costume/set designer for the Egyptian cinema industry which took up a lot of time, and another of old maps of the city – you could track the history through building/reclamation. Both of these piqued my curiosity and I probably spent more time on these than I should have.

    It has a display of old printing presses too, and The World’s Biggest Koran, just to prove that bigger isn’t necessarily better. But I kept that last to myself.

  39. Tailgunner

    Hey Tailgunner, I see one of Channel Nein’s 60 Minutes frightbats, Tara Brown, has announced she will be taking on Jordan Peterson on Sunday night

    This needs a dedicated thread.We’ll all be watching. Will Kanye?? 🙂

  40. calli

    Tom, all the tourist sites have checkpoints and plenty of guards armed to the teeth. I also noticed secret police (chuckle) at the pyramids. I have a finely tuned dangerometer, but it hasn’t gone off yet.

    Egypt desperately needs tourists, and they’re doing all they can to get them back. It’s worth the trip.

  41. Tailgunner

    Good travel Updates ,calli!
    +1

  42. Gab

    you could track the history through building/reclamation. Both of these piqued my curiosity and I probably spent more time on these than I should have.

    LOL Exactly what I would do!! Thanks, Calli.

    —————————————————–

    And good morning to you too, my dear Hero.

  43. Herodotus

    Now that we have prominent people in France being prosecuted or fined for “hate speech” for simply pointing out the reality of the muslim invasion, and the UK Police paying people a visit for tweeting un-pc things, when do we declare that totalitarianism is rampant and seek a remedy?
    Apart from a few commentators, and we know who they are, who will join the opposition to this totalitariansim which enjoys immunity from criticism by the vast majority of the meeja?

    There are so many things being used to pry open the small fissures in our society, those cracks which have been quite deliberately created, that regaining a cohesive society will become impossible soon.

  44. calli

    Tara’s “taking on” Peterson?

    When did these idiots stop simply interviewing guests?

  45. Gab

    More like ‘talking AT’ Peterson.

  46. feelthebern

    Bloody Hell.
    Got a million things to do today so wont be able to watch the first round of the NFL draft.
    Some of the back stories of these young men are amazing & inspirational.
    To rise above the environments they were born into.
    That’s the real America.
    The Dragon Energy America.

  47. feelthebern

    Dragon Energy Friday.
    No excuses today Cats.

  48. Herodotus

    Thank you Gab.
    The ladies are both adornments and pillars of this blog, virtual Caryatids.

  49. Herodotus

    Calli at 6.21am – nice bit of wordsmithing there!
    One day I’ll have to leave Sydney, find a spot with low light pollution and buy a telescope.

  50. Mother Lode

    Melania Trump, another in the MAGA Circle with god-level trolling skills. Amazing stuff.

    I hope she gets amixof exuberant support and the most tut-tutting condemnation:

    The former to show how successfully she launched her barb, and the latter to show that she hit a bulls-eye.

  51. Entropy

    Herodotus
    #2696640, posted on April 27, 2018 at 6:32 am
    Brown has the Newman interview to give her some insight into how not to do it. That assumes the ability to learn, however

    It is very simple: conduct a three hour interview, an all day one if possible, then edit it down to ten minutes, slanted the way you want to. The Newman interview had the ‘disadvantage’ of being live so it couldn’t be rigged.

    If Peterson doesn’t have his own camera, with a promise that the entirety of the interview will be posted on YouTube immediately after 60 minutes screens their edited interview, plus warning them there will be additional commentary clearly demonstrating the stitch up if there is a stitch up, he is an idiot.

  52. Roger.

    Tara’s “taking on” Peterson? When did these idiots stop simply interviewing guests?

    The premise of 60 Minutes has always been that the journalist is the star.

  53. pete m

    calli, the scarf grabbing could have been distraction set up for a pick pocket.

    Always be wary of those trying to gain your attention away from your belongings.

  54. Geriatric Mayfly

    Orion appears, striding over the plateau, Sirius at his heels.

    For the ancient Egyptians, Sirius was the harbinger of the Nile floods, which brought water and new fertility to the valley. Probably the first significant astronomical observation in the record books. Alas no longer, as the Aswan high dam controls the water and captures the silt. Ironically, a fair share the electricity generated at the dam now goes towards producing artificial fertilizers. It’s only a short interval however. Sirius will outshine this puny disruption, and once again rise to foretell of the rains far away.

  55. Geriatric Mayfly

    Prostate screening pros, cons
    Breast cancer receives twice as much federal research funding compared to prostate cancer which is actually a bigger cause of mortality in Australia.
    The Oz.

    I am staggered. How can this be so? As more wimmin become men, I hope and pray that funding will then be distributed more fairly.

  56. Gab

    pillars of this blog, virtual Caryatids.

    LOL
    I first read that as Katydids! 😂

  57. Tom

    James Comey “stuck in traffic” en route to Fox News Channel in Washington DC. Interview coming up (Foxtel ch. 604).

  58. Tel

    Bad day for Comey because of all people , Anderson Cooper on CNN really gave Comey a hard time about his leaking. Really bad day.

    CNN would be intimately familiar with Comey’s leaking.

  59. miltonf

    Cali, I’m really enjoying your reports from Egypt. Sounds fascinating both the ancient and modern. For a long time I thought the place was a bit of a toilet and should be avoided. Maybe not!

  60. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #2696651, posted on April 27, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Dragon Energy Friday.

    Yep.
    Dragon my arse to work, dragon my feet all day, then dragon my arse home again.

  61. cohenite

    Prominent alarmist lawyer licking his lips at the prospect of more litigation:

    More companies are seeking advice about how to combat climate change litigation should the kinds of heavyweight suits launched in New York and elsewhere come to Australia.

    Martijn Wilder, Baker & McKenzie partner in charge of global environmental markets and climate change, said the firm hadn’t done much climate litigation in the past but the pace of inquiries from companies seeking reassurance about any potential liability had quickened.

    “For the first time we are starting to be asked by clients who think they have got a threat of this litigation what the likelihood and the probability of it is,” said Mr Wilder, The Australian Financial Review’s Best Climate Lawyer for 2018.

    He said the risk applied equally to companies, especially those that have been in denial about climate change risk to their business, and investors, some of which had been pressuring companies to lift their game on carbon risk disclosure but still had a long way to go themselves.

    Importantly, none of these groups could point to federal government dysfunction on climate policy to defend their own inaction, he said, because the wild rhetoric of government dissidents like Craig Kelly does not reflect mainstream government policy for the nation to meet its Paris commitments for a 26-28 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

    “Our view is that companies should be aware that Australia has a firm commitment to Paris and that over time there’s more and more expectation that companies will do things to meet that,” Mr Wilder said.

    He said clients are watching the wave of climate litigation unfolding in other jurisdictions and asking if and when such suits will come to Australia. New York attorney-general Eric Schneiderman is suing ExxonMobil for covering up its knowledge about climate change and lying to investors

    Former California governor and Terminator movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger says he plans to sue the big oil companies for “first degree murder”, likening their actions to those of tobacco companies, and NGOs are suing Big Oil in the Philippines for violating the human rights of typhoon victims.

    “That litigation is now a real risk and could become like tobacco litigation,” Mr Wilder said. Plaintiffs would go after easy targets and companies like Whitehaven Coal – which are already in the sights of climate activists – and other companies that resisted the need to change the way they do business to help slow man-made global warming or funded climate sceptics could be vulnerable.

    But he said moving to meet climate targets is becoming more affordable because while policy is still important the energy market is transforming so fast that “market forces have taken over”, market forces around wind and solar power and batteries “are just accelerating regardless of what anyone else does” and decisions by companies like AGL Energy to close their Liddell coal power station “are being made on economic grounds”.

    While this will provide more legal work, Mr Wilder has developed a global climate and carbon market practice – with clients such as the Norwegian Ministry of Finance – over two decades to cope with the ups and downs in Australia. He also chairs the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and was a director of the Clean Energy Finance Corp when former PM Tony Abbott tried unsuccessfully to shut it down.

    But what quickens his pulse is the work he does to help finance novel climate and conservation projects. This includes work for the BHP Billiton Foundation on the vast Ten Deserts Project – helping Indigenous Australians restore globally significant deserts – and the Great Barrier Reef, and issuing a global forests bond for BHP and a sovereign green bond for Fiji.

    “A lot of our work is using innovative finance to get environmental outcomes,” he said, adding that he spends half his life “in an office in a suit” and the other half in the field.

    “I would have spent quite a lot of the time last year just running rainforests in Peru and Brazil making sure the investments there are [bankable],” he said.

    “The year before last I was in Indonesia looking at the Borneo rainforest and orangutans and stuff.”

    Stuff.

    You wonder why this country is stuffed. Worth looking at the link to the AFR just to see the smirk on the bastard’s face.

  62. The Barking Toad

    Egypt desperately needs tourists, and they’re doing all they can to get them back. It’s worth the trip. Calli @6:41

    Yes, a mate went there last year – told the same story – desperate to get the tourists back.

  63. herodotus

    Gab, I have to plead ignorance about whatever it was that Katy did.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    “For the first time we are starting to be asked by clients who think they have got a threat of this litigation what the likelihood and the probability of it is,” said Mr Wilder, The Australian Financial Review’s Best Climate Lawyer for 2018.

    Decoded ..
    “No-one really gives a shit but I am trying to frighten the horses and generate a guzzillion in fees”.

  65. John Constantine

    Their shorten looting cartel might not raise taxes, but if they fund aggrieved minority groups to sue companies for not living and breathing climate change and querty rights and femynsys and decolonialisation, that will be a tax in all but name.

    Native title lawsuits have tied up in lawfare and nearly bankrupted many small hard rock australian miners and made making safe roads far more expensive.

    When any activist can sue a company for not turning out the lights on earth day, or for not having the right quotas of employees, or for not having a lefty femynsys running the place, that is a tax.

  66. ABC –

    Australian intelligence operations that took place during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should stay secret, the head of the country’s overseas spy agency will argue today.

    Hmm. Not the people who I thought would object.
    The problem, I thought, was the domestic political time bomb.
    Is this agency running protection for a few dead iconic politicians?

  67. Percy Porcelain

    The Australian Financial Review’s Best Climate Lawyer for 2018

    This is a pisstake, right? Who’da thunk such creatures existed.

  68. John Constantine

    If you do not live and breathe climate change, and if you do not have a firm facetruth record of supporting all climate change activism for a decade, you do not have the social licence to get a good job in the shorten looting cartel Australia.

    Any company hiring a tory that liked the Trumpnado could be sued for not progressing climate change.

    Any company that does not donate to activists can be sued by activists for racism and colonialism and climate denial.

    Comrades.

  69. Tel

    This was the sort of economics stuff I was suggesting, not macro predictions about interest rates.

    This is why I argue that the real hit to the alarmists has to come from economics.

    I was just crank yanking over the interest rates, but you know that. It does annoy me that we have what amounts to an intellectual discipline where everyone sits and plays the game “guess what the Fed will do next!”

    But with that climate change cost/benefit calculation, there’s a few economists willing to step out of the party line and show that doing nothing is almost certainly the most efficient solution (even after you accept all the official IPCC predictions). Here’s one example:

    http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2016/04/global_warming_13.html

    Case in point: I asked Yoram Bauman, author of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, to “review the point estimates and confidence intervals” for cost-benefit studies of global warming. Instead of satisfying my curiosity, he alluded to four methodological problems with cost-benefit analysis. This heightened my suspicion that cost-benefit analysis views climate inaction much more favorably than mainstream thinkers allow.

  70. Baldrick

    Wonderful updates calli. Keep ’em coming.

  71. Tom

    Where is the headquarters of the Australian bugman class? Why, at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, of course – the home of the most extreme judicial subversives and traitors helping to flood the country with imported criminals and undermine the national government. From today’s front-page splash in the Herald Sun:

    Eight killers and 66 other criminals with shocking records of violence are among foreign-born crooks the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has saved from deportation since 2010.

    Members of the federal tribunal also overturned decisions by delegates of the Immigration Minister to rid Australia of 17 rapists, p***philes and other sex offenders, 333 drug dealers and 23 armed robbers.

    The Herald Sun has identified 164 cases in the past eight years in which the AAT has rescued criminals whose visas were cancelled or not granted, 98 of them since 2013. Of the 164 cases, 33 were heard in Melbourne.

    Ministerial delegates argued the deportations and other visa decisions were necessary to protect Australians, and that almost all of those whom they wanted to kick out of the country had “substantial criminal records”.

    Contrary to the past five years, the latest figures show the AAT is now overruling more visa decisions by delegates for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton than it is upholding. It reviewed 13,755 by delegate in the past financial year, rejecting 5276 and affirming only 5110.

    The rest were withdrawn or dismissed, or the AAT lacked jurisdiction.

  72. Tom

    Where is the headquarters of the Australian bugman class? Why, at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, of course – the home of the most extreme judicial subversives and traitors to flood the country with imported criminals. From today’s front-page splash in the Herald Sun:

    Eight killers and 66 other criminals with shocking records of violence are among foreign-born crooks the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has saved from deportation since 2010.

    Members of the federal tribunal also overturned decisions by delegates of the Immigration Minister to rid Australia of 17 r*****s, p********s and other sex offenders, 333 drug dealers and 23 armed robbers.

    The Herald Sun has identified 164 cases in the past eight years in which the AAT has rescued criminals whose visas were cancelled or not granted, 98 of them since 2013. Of the 164 cases, 33 were heard in Melbourne.

    Ministerial delegates argued the deportations and other visa decisions were necessary to protect Australians, and that almost all of those whom they wanted to kick out of the country had “substantial criminal records”.

    Contrary to the past five years, the latest figures show the AAT is now overruling more visa decisions by delegates for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton than it is upholding. It reviewed 13,755 by delegate in the past financial year, rejecting 5276 and affirming only 5110.

    The rest were withdrawn or dismissed, or the AAT lacked jurisdiction.

  73. Top Ender

    Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts sexual misconduct capping a stunning fall from grace for the man once dubbed “America’s Dad’’.

    The 80-year-old stared straight ahead as the sentence was read out in a Pennsylvania courtroom while several of the women who have accused him of molesting them broke down in tears inside the court.

    Cosby faces up to 10 years in jail for each of the three counts which at his age could be a life sentence.

    After two days of deliberation the jury found Cosby guilty of all three counts of sexual misconduct after he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004.

    Although more than 60 women have claimed in recent years that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby over his long television and acting career, Constand was the only one to take legal action against him.

    Lifted from the Oz

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    Hi Viz vests in the witness box at the Banking Royal Commission today. Elaborate scaffolding could collapse and reputations topple.

  75. Percy Porcelain

    or the AAT lacked jurisdiction

    I’m sure labor and the greenfilth will quickly act to remedy that regrettable situation.

  76. Rae

    Ruth Davidson pregnant: Scottish Tory leader expecting baby with partner Jen Wilson

    Um, Ms Davidson, it is physically impossible to have a baby with your lesbian partner…

    Um, Bruce, it’s just a headline. And it is perfectly possible to have a baby with her lesbian partner.

    What is not possible is for her to have a baby by her lesbian partner.

  77. Percy Porcelain

    or the AAT lacked jurisdiction

    A “rights protectin’ gubment”, eh, iamfuckwit?

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rae – So you’re saying Turnbull should marry Frydenberg and have a baby with him to make the Liberals more electorally attractive to right wing voters?

  79. H B Bear

    The AAT is the Match Review Panel of the court hierarchy.

  80. Boambee John

    Came across two extracts from the UN Charter while reading Bobbitt’s Terror and Consent. The Charter was drawn up essentially by Westerners confident in tbeir culture, and still believing in freedom, so the words are less mealy mouthed than they would be if written today. I think they could easily be altered from an international to a national context.

    Article 2 (4): “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state …”

    This could de modified to read: “All nations shall refrain in their internal actions from the threat or use of force against the property or personal freedom of any citizen …”

    Article 51: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures to maintain international peace and security.”

    This could de modified to read: “No legislation shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an attack occurs against citizens or their property,until the government has taken measures to maintain internal peace and security.”

    After all, surely if it is good enough for the sacred UN, it is good enough for member states and their citizens? Constitutional amendment, anyone?

  81. Percy Porcelain

    Turnbull should marry Frydenberg and have a baby with him to make the Liberals more electorally attractive to right wing voters

    Please let this wondrous event come to pass.

  82. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Their shorten looting cartel might not raise taxes

    they call them temporary levies…. that go on forever, since the liberals are too gutless to roll them back.

  83. Rae

    Tom. I see you’re trying to influence people again with your own myopia. The Peterson/Newman interview was extensively covered by Cats when it occurred months ago. As I said at that time, it was a very good interview by both participants. Disappointing that Jordan lost his way towards the end and had to use his notes far too much while trying to defend his lobster hive mind theory.

  84. John Constantine

    Big Australia and the air freight capacity choke point.

    Interesting to hear a proponent of inland rail pointing to an extrapolation of Big Melbourne’s air freight capacity that shows regional victorian business that wants to export by air won’t be able to get space through Big Melbourne and would only be able to fly exports out of Toowoomba or Canberra.

    Big Australia is our strength.

    Comrades.

  85. lotocoti

    it is physically impossible to have a baby with your lesbian partner…

    Are you transphobic?
    #notalllesbianshaveuteruses

  86. Baldrick

    Eight killers and 66 other criminals with shocking records of violence are among foreign-born crooks the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has saved from deportation since 2010.

    Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Jan Redfern is Division Head of the Migration & Refugee Division.
    She was appointed in 2016 by George Brandis. No surprises there.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  87. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Monty,get in here now & explain how the blacks are escaping the groupthink Plantation!

    fixing fixing

  88. Peter Campion

    Furthering the interests of relaxivism, a small weekly paper in my area printed this for me today – as submitted.

    The Editor
    The Tablelands Advertiser

    Irrepressible wrongologist Mick Corley (20/4) loves his “97 percent consensus”. Let’s examine that.

    The “consensus” originated with a University of Illinois student who approached 10,257 Earth scientists but immediately eliminated 7,111 of them. Why?

    The remaining 3,146 were asked just two questions but the researcher didn’t like the answers and so eliminated another 3,069 of them as “unqualified”.

    Of the 77 “qualified” scientists left, only 75 gave the required answer. That’s your “97 percent”, folks. Gore, Clinton, Obama, and the UN took it from there.

    If there was no such thing as conspiracies, Corley, we wouldn’t have a word for them.

    Joining the CO2 debate is Dr Keron Coyle (20/4). Unusually for a PhD, there’s no trace of Mareeba’s Dr Coyle on the internet. Let’s assume a doctorate in wrongology, then.

    The most-qualified wrongologists must surely know that the major greenhouse gas is water vapour (H2O), so let’s unpack that.

    The sun heats the planet’s lit surface and that heat is re-emitted as a spectrum of long-wave infrared radiation, an up-welling of infrared photons.

    H2O has a high dipole moment (1.85 debye units), so it converts the majority of infrared photons to vibrational energy.

    H2O’s vibrational energy is then released as unquantized kinetic (translational) energy, the only energy which we can measure as temperature.

    CO2 is a symmetrical molecule with no dipole moment (0 debye units). H2O only leaves it the 15 micron absorption spectrum, an extremely low-energy (long wavelength) regime which imparts minimal vibrational quantum state energy. CO2 captures this weak energy very high in the atmosphere where it is well below freezing and the air is very thin.

    Weakly-excited high-altitude CO2 finds fewer targets to impart its vibrational energy to because everything below it is warmer than it is. Thermodynamics inform us that energy doesn’t flow from a cold (low-energy) system to a hot (high-energy) system.

    Therefore CO2 simply re-emits weak 15-micron photons, only slowing heat down marginally as it returns to space. Because it does this efficiently it has a net cooling effect on the planet.

    The warmist hypothesis is wrong but their gravy train is rich. Their religion-like wrongology will persist until we stop the money.

    (360 words)
    Peter Campion

  89. Good one custard.

    However, note that the “Laws of Thermodynamics” are subject to Australian Law and may not apply.

  90. Baldrick

    Nice one Peter C 👍

  91. Rae

    Bruce – Turnbull and Frydenberg are not lesbians. Are they?

  92. Zyconoclast

    Ruth Davidson, Scottish gay Tory leader pregnant

    London: The woman who could one day replace Theresa May as Tory leader, Ruth Davidson has announced she is pregnant, with her girlfriend Jen, after conceiving using IVF.
    She announced the news on Twitter with a photo of her, Jen and their dog, saying their family of three was about to become four.

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/ruth-davidson-scottish-gay-tory-leader-pregnant-20180427-p4zbxh.html

  93. hzhousewife

    Bruce – Turnbull and Frydenberg are not lesbians. Are they?

    They can be anything they want to be, these days.

  94. saying their family of three was about to become four.

    Boom, boom.

    Children are just another pet (to train).

  95. Um, Ms Davidson, it is physically impossible to have a baby with your lesbian partner…

    Indeed. But the whole point of this usage is to elide the artificial methods used to bring about the pregnancy and child.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    Sean Davis
    Sean Davis
    @seanmdav
    A British doctor said he won’t let Alfie Evans leave the hospital because the baby’s parents have a bad attitude.

    https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/989532006966013956?s=20

    Britain needs to be invaded by a civilising force.

  97. Rae

    But the whole point of this usage is to elide the artificial methods used to bring about the pregnancy and child

    Indeed not. No elision whatsoever. The linked article stated a number of times that IVF was availed of.

    Teleology maybe not so much.

  98. Baldrick

    Primum non nocere*
    (*unless somebody has a bad attitude)

  99. Zyconoclast

    Australia’s 10 highest paid jobs
    Occupation
    Mean income
    Number of people
    Surgeons
    $393,467
    3822
    Anaesthetists
    $359,056
    3181
    Internal medicine specialists
    $291,140
    8191
    Financial dealers
    $263,309
    4617
    Psychiatrists
    $211,024
    2740
    Other medical practitioners
    $199,590
    27,461
    Judicial and other legal professionals
    $198,219
    3073
    Mining engineers
    $166,557
    8655
    Chief executives and managing directors
    $158,249
    166,741
    Engineering managers
    $148,852
    25,457

    Data: Australian Taxation Office. Figures are for 2015/16 financial year

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/not-just-a-lonely-guy-with-a-calculator-mathematicians-enter-top-10-earners-20180426-p4zbwq.html

  100. Baldrick

    Oh and SCROLL THE TROLL 👹 ™

  101. Leigh Lowe

    She announced the news on Twitter with a photo of her, Jen and their dog, saying their family of three was about to become four.

    A beagle?

  102. thefrolickingmole

    The void slithers away, changes his take, fails entirely to refute anything then declares victory.

    What a maroon.

    We are talking about salt slugs and the damage they can cause from desalination and other similar processes to the ocean floor.
    I pointed out unless mitigated and planned for they can be destructive, linking to an ABC “fluff” piece which you dismissed, then also dismissing a fairly scholarly paper with “iI wont even look at the other one” or similar fuckwittery.

    So here you go knobjockey, the plants own words, second paragraph.
    http://www.sydneydesal.com.au/media/1152/2009-seawater-concentrate-discharge-design.pdf
    The plant has an outfall to return seawater concentrate to the ocean, which required design
    investigations to mitigate potential impacts on seawater quality and aquatic ecology.


    WRL’s study, undertaken in June 2009, took into account the fact that the seawater
    concentrate plume discharged from the outlet is denser than seawater, and would tend to sink
    toward the seabed unless adequately mixed as it is discharged.


    The ocean current measurements used in WRL’s study show that quiescent conditions would
    only be expected approximately 0.05 per cent of the time. This means that for the majority of
    the time there will be an additional mixing effect provided by the ocean currents, improving the
    level of dilution of the plume.

    Now watch the slug slither out, claim some nonsense, declare itself the smartest sock in the drawer and wander off to molest mummie again.

  103. H B Bear

    Britain needs to be invaded by a civilising force.

    Well I guess that rules out the current one then.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    Death camp makes Alfie Evans parents write a hostage note:

    https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/989582771726245889?s=20

  105. I should add, the usage is not only meant to elide the artificial means used, but also the artificial character of the ‘family’ itself.

  106. H B Bear

    Australia’s 10 highest paid jobs
    Surgeons
    Anaesthetists
    Internal medicine specialists

    Medical colleges are the best unions going around. No unsightly blue singlets or hi viz anywhere to be seen.

  107. Britain needs to be invaded by a civilising force.

    Neither the Normans or the Danes are up to it these days.

    Any suggestions?

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    she is pregnant, with her girlfriend Jen, after conceiving using IVF.

    Scusa?? Who is preggers? Ruthie or Jen? And who is the dad?

    Let’s keep this conversation real.

  109. Death camp makes Alfie Evans parents write a hostage note

    What a country.

  110. Peter Castieau

    Wrong Peter IR (not custard)

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    (360 words)
    Peter Campion

    And all very well chosen words, Peter. So good you should try sending it elsewhere as well as there and here. Perhaps in a handy flyer for distribution during your next political campaign?

  112. H B Bear

    Any suggestions?

    The only people who have any understanding and appreciation of freedom these days are former communist states of Eastern Europe who know what it is like to live without it. Or possibly a future Trump militia after they have put down both New York and California.

  113. Geriatric Mayfly

    Another collapse at the RC. No sign of any action, which was due to commence at 0945. Maybe Mr. McMaster is being given a final touch up by nurse for a reappearance.

  114. egg_

    Comedian Catherine Deveny Received “Rape Threats” Over ANZAC Day Tweets

    No, she claims she did. She didn’t provide any actual evidence that she did.

    Just fantasising.

  115. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sorry. Didn’t push the right button. Shock and Orr is up and running with Miss Macauley in the hot seat.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Another collapse at the RC. No sign of any action, which was due to commence at 0945. Maybe Mr. McMaster is being given a final touch up by nurse for a reappearance.

    Perhaps swooning and fainting is the pinstripes equivalent of the blue-collar “I don’t recall.”

  117. Snoopy

    Russia has presented more than a dozen alleged witnesses from Ghouta in Syria at The Hague to support its claim that the chemical attack this month was “staged” (by fake humanitarian workers, the White Helmets).

    Britain dismissed the move as a theatrical “stunt”, and said allied powers including France and the United States had boycotted the closed-door briefing.

    “The OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons] is not a theatre,” Britain’s envoy to the agency, Peter Wilson, said in a statement.

    Who to believe? Witnesses who were there and even starred in the White Helmets’ Palliwood production or Western ‘experts’ who risk being out of a job if evidence of gas attacks dries up?

  118. egg_

    I don’t understand why anyone would drive a soft top super car.
    You are driving a weapon & you are forgoing another piece of metal to stop your head getting smashed like a ripe melon?
    Makes no sense at all.

    Those who don’t have the cajoles to ride a superbike, which would run rings around same.

  119. Zyconoclast

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-27/international-students-infrastructure-migration-housing/9693256

    International students driving migration
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the rise in foreign students has been the biggest driving factor of immigration growth.
    “There are around 200,000 more foreign students in Australia today than there were a few years ago,” he said earlier this month.
    “That is the single biggest driving factor (of immigration growth).
    “So if you feel there are more foreigners on the tram and you can’t get a seat on the tram, that is because of that, if that’s your perception.”

    So your inability to find a seat is not real, just a perception.

  120. Top Ender

    Looking at a USA rail trip from Los Angeles to Alabama next year. Partly connected with research into the USAAF but also some tourism.

    I’m primarily interested in military history, but appreciate architecture and beautiful country. Mrs TE is interested in everything.

    Appreciate any suggestions I should add to the list. It will be in January and we are staying well south to avoid the cold.

    The Alamo of course is already on the list. I will be catching up with General Custer who as we know commanded there, with Horatio Nelson as his deputy.

  121. Infidel Tiger

    You have to laugh.

    Bill Cosby’s lawyer fell asleep during the trial and now Cosby claims to feel disoriented.

    Did they drink from the wrong glass?

  122. H B Bear

    Shussshhhh. Don’t mention the university export education joke.

  123. cohenite

    Baldrick

    #2696717, posted on April 27, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Eight killers and 66 other criminals with shocking records of violence are among foreign-born crooks the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has saved from deportation since 2010.

    Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Jan Redfern is Division Head of the Migration & Refugee Division.
    She was appointed in 2016 by George Brandis. No surprises there.
    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    You have to laugh.

  124. Mark A

    Boris
    #2696607, posted on April 27, 2018 at 2:05 am

    so there’s nothing to suggest this may suggest something nefarious.

    I agree with this part, but how people can stand it is beyond me.

    Simples, we’ve gone over this before.
    Your dislike of the man is so intense that no matter what he does you can’t approve.
    He could walk on water and you’d call him a fraud and a cheater, you’d be looking for something just under the surface to prove it too.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    So our streets are flooded with third world scam artists here to get sham degrees in order to prop up our fake economic data.

    PONZI. This whole fucking country is a ponzi.

  126. cohenite

    Peter Campion

    #2696720, posted on April 27, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Furthering the interests of relaxivism, a small weekly paper in my area printed this for me today – as submitted.

    The Editor
    The Tablelands Advertiser

    Very good summary. It should be nailed to the heads of various politicians.

  127. EvilElvis

    Peter Castieu,

    How goes the running?

  128. Snoopy

    So our streets are flooded with third world scam artists here to get sham degrees in order to prop up our fake economic data.

    You’d prefer to wait two hours for a Uber?

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t understand why anyone would drive a soft top super car.

    Well there’s always an electric bicycle.

    The Biking Movement is Killing People

    Hit-and-run crash deaths are rising nationwide, and pedestrians and bicyclists account for close to 70% of the victims, according to a new report, as more people cycle to work and motor-vehicle fatalities are at a near-decade-high level.

    An increase in the number of pensioners, particularly men, riding electric bikes has led to an increase in the number of cycling deaths in the Netherlands.

    For the first time the number of cyclists killed on Dutch roads has exceeded the number of people killed in cars, with the increase in cyclists’ deaths largely down to a rise in the number of older men riding electric bikes.

    As reported by The Guardian, the number of cyclists killed while riding electric bikes has nearly doubled in the past year according to official statistics, with three-quarters of those killed being men over the age of 65.

    On the other hand the type of middle aged guys I see around here who ride motorised bicycles radiate “I’ve lost my licence” in all directions. Maybe that’s the issue – one sniff of booze or whatnot and you’re on your bike for 6 months these days.

  130. Fleeced

    PONZI. This whole fucking country is a ponzi.

    The UK is far worse hole of anti-liberty bullshit, and the US has a different set of issues.

    I’m actually not sure we have a safe haven anymore. The West is already dead.

  131. pedestrians and bicyclists account for close to 70% of the victims

    Are these figures boosted by the “death by white van with no apparent motive” killings?

  132. Fleeced

    Bill Cosby’s lawyer fell asleep during the trial and now Cosby claims to feel disoriented.

    LOL. Cosby’s 80, how old’s his lawyer?

    Maybe he’s a dodgy solicitor he went to high-school with (unlikely, but it’s funny to imagine).

    “It was the vibe of the thing, yer ‘onor! And she was puttin’ out some sexy, sexy vibes…”

  133. Boambee John

    Mark A at 1006

    He could walk on water and you’d call him a fraud and a cheater, you’d be looking for something just under the surface to prove it too.

    “Trump can’t swim!”

  134. C.L.

    Gay conversion therapy out, Aboriginal mumbo-jumbo in …
    ABC reports this as straight news:

    Ngangkari healers: 60,000 years of traditional Aboriginal methods make headway in medical clinics.

    Ngangkari healers were considered the treasure of Aboriginal communities, and now their 60,000-year-old tradition has made its way to South Australia’s Royal Adelaide Hospital and rural clinics.

    Eighteen registered Ngangkari healers set up the Anangu Ngangkari Tiutaky Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC) more than seven years ago.

    Chief executive Francesca Panzironi heads a team visiting major hospitals and rural clinics in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

    Chief executive Francesca Panzironi heads a team visiting major hospitals and rural clinics in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia…

    ANTAC’s objective is to provide a platform for Aboriginal healers to be recognised in the mainstream healthcare system as a form of complementary alternative medicine.

    Depending on a client’s problems, Ngangkari healers offer three main techniques — a smoking ceremony, bush medicines or spirit realignment.

    “The healer identifies where the issues are and, through a specific method of healing, which is called panpooni, they take away whether it’s pain, a blockage, or some kind of obstruction, with their hands,” Ms Panzironi said.

    “The most unique method of healing they use is the realignment of the human spirit.

    “They see the spirit as the core component of the human body.

    “If it’s not in the right place it can cause problems, whether physically, emotionally, mentally. With their healing touch they push it back in the right place.”

    Uh-huh.

  135. egg_

    Therefore CO2 simply re-emits weak 15-micron photons, only slowing heat down marginally as it returns to space. Because it does this efficiently it has a net cooling effect on the planet.

    Greenland and other ice core data shows that CO2 concentration actually lags temperature increase by c. 600 years.
    Why such a lengthy delay – liberation of CO2 from the deep oceans?
    That’s one hell of a long feedback loop.

  136. thefrolickingmole

    So our streets are flooded with third world scam artists here to get sham degrees in order to prop up our fake economic data.

    Whos been leaking Malcolms electoral slogan?

    Its strange how complicit those institutions which love the “speak truth to power” rhetoric are once its their scam being promoted.

    We have people effectively buying visas through both the student and business visa streams and some people still hyperventilate about Lyjonhelms parties position.

  137. rickw

    Comedian Catherine Deveny Received “Rape Threats” Over ANZAC Day Tweets

    Two options:

    1) It’s a lie.
    2) Muslim men have suddenly become interested in defending ANZAC day.

  138. The Barking Toad

    That’s a fair old sip – from the Molonglo Pravda…..

    A woman who allegedly crashed her car while seven times the legal breath alcohol limit will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday.

    Police said they were called to a crash in a Tuggeranong car park about 11am on April 13.

    One of the drivers, a 42-year-old woman, was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station for a breath analysis. Police allege she returned a reading of 0.335, seven times the legal limit.

    The woman’s licence was suspended immediately.

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Egypt desperately needs tourists, and they’re doing all they can to get them back. It’s worth the trip.

    Glad they have upped the security, Calli. And yes, it is the trip of a lifetime to see all of those ancient ruins. Very interesting too to see the later Greco-Roman influences and in some of the magnificent ruins were early Christian monkish bolt holes, which seemed very primitive in comparison, especially when they had knocked the faces off all of the statues they could reach. A force of change though and now lost to Islam. Glad you wisely held your own counsel on that massive Koran. Very nice of you to do that.

    I hope you got an excellent gold cartouche that captures the essence of Calli. 🙂

    Keep your Lomotil handy for the Nile cruise. I did OK and needed it not, but others lost a day to the dunny even though the cruise was given a very 5-star health grading. What got me in the end was the catering on Egypt Air, which our tour company had booked us back to the UK on, unbeknownst to us (well, unchecked by me, whom Hairy had entrusted to liaise with the tour company). Worst flight ever btw, Horus painted on the wings holding together the rust. I threw up on the London tube two hours after landing.

  140. rickw

    I love this Luna chick. Far out.

    Yep, good stuff!

  141. John Constantine

    Can’t get a seat on public transport?.

    Do what their turnfailure did on his train jaunt to Geelong, simply stand up and wave to their media with a cheery grin.

    Their willingness to jam another couple of hundred thousand people into the education precincts of Melbourne and Sydney without any infrastructure enhancements is interesting.

    The guess of six hundred thousand foreign students [ note well that turnmerkel didn’t give the full number, just threw away the extra couple hundred thousand number], mostly in inner city Melbourne and Sydney has obviously created a new high population density amenity.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-20/migration-figures-under-prime-minister-john-howard/9465114

    The localised effect of seven hundred thousand people in small areas is interesting, the Australian economy in the areas with this manufactured demand phase obviously completely depends on it continuing to grow, so where do we top out?.

    When will turnbull put on more public transport? At eight hundred thousand, nine hundred thousand or a million?.

  142. stackja

    Pauline Hanson accuses foreign nations of hijacking citizenship survey
    SHARRI MARKSON and DANIELLE LE MESSURIER, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    REFUGEE groups and foreigners have been accused of hijacking an online survey designed to test Australians views’ on beefing up the citizenship test.

    The Senate Committee for Legal and Constitutional Affairs launched the survey as they consider a bill put forward by Pauline Hanson to stop people becoming Australian citizens until they have lived in the country for eight years.

    About this inquiry – Online_survey
    The bill would amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to change the requirements to become an Australian citizen and other key provisions.

    Online survey
    The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee is inquiring into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Commitments for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2018. In addition to accepting substantive submissions to this inquiry, the committee has developed this online survey to allow members of the public to express their view on the bill. The survey will close at 5pm, 27 April 2018 AEST.

  143. H B Bear

    The ALPBC loves the noble savage.

  144. egg_

    Its strange how complicit those institutions which love the “speak truth to power” rhetoric are once its their scam being promoted.

    The commos are now at the helm, so shut up!

  145. thefrolickingmole

    “If it’s not in the right place it can cause problems, whether physically, emotionally, mentally. With their healing touch they push it back in the right place.”

    Its all funny till you remember the crazy times generally are followed by the burning times.

    They are literally talking about witchcraft as a recognized component of medicine.
    If anyones looking for me Im off restocking my pond with leeches and sourcing one of these masks.

    Also your humors are out of whack, too much bile.

  146. Rae

    Peter Castieu. You were live blogging a phone call last night? Seriously? You poor gullible fool.

    Trump was just phoning it in. Literally. And Fox eventually pulled the plug on him.

  147. egg_

    One of the drivers, a 42-year-old woman, was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station for a breath analysis. Police allege she returned a reading of 0.335, seven times the legal limit.

    Hubby’s been banging the help/Secretary/babysitter again?

  148. Boambee John

    stackja
    #2696793, posted on April 27, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Pauline Hanson accuses foreign nations of hijacking citizenship survey

    Participated.

  149. stackja

    Sharri Markson: Pressure on Government to avoid tough decisions that could cost votes
    Sharri Markson, The Daily Telegraph
    April 27, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    SCOTT Morrison’s decision to scrap the $600 a year Medicare levy hike is an illuminating barometer of how the Turnbull government is positioning itself one year out from the federal election.

    Malcolm Turnbull is not prepared to sign off on policies that will cause financial pain to families.

    On one level, this is entirely welcome. Australians are among the highest-taxed citizens of any country in the world.

    We pay more personal income tax as a share of all tax revenue than any other OECD country except for Denmark.

    The question is still how the government will be able to fund record spending on infrastructure, personal income tax cuts, company tax cuts and bringing the budget back to balance, while scrapping tax hikes such as the Medicare levy surcharge.

  150. JC

    Time Mqgazine, Honors Maxine Waters. Yep, that’s right.

    Mad Maxine is having a temper tantrum because the facts are prevailing.

    The Time 100 honoree (why?) told the magazine during its ceremony that she wants Trump to “just get out” of office.

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/as-impeachment-stalls-maxine-waters-orders-trump-to-just-get-out/

  151. egg_

    so there’s nothing to suggest this may suggest something nefarious.

    I agree with this part, but how people can stand it is beyond me.

    Others have bigger balls?

  152. Oh come on

    So there is still no evidence Catherine Deveny received rape threats for her ugly ANZAC Day sentiments as expressed on Twitter?

  153. Freddy Sotomayo

    How low can we get unemployment? Last I looked the unemployment rate was about 5.5%. Can we do better?

  154. stackja

    Boambee John
    #2696799, posted on April 27, 2018 at 10:36 am
    stackja
    #2696793, posted on April 27, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Pauline Hanson accuses foreign nations of hijacking citizenship survey

    Participated.

    Good. At least we now know about this. ALP/MSM keeping many ignorant, as usual.

  155. Geriatric Mayfly

    through a specific method of healing, which is called panpooni

    And what item number is panpooni on the list of scheduled fees? And what percentage is the rebate, from the fee that is actually charged?

  156. Fleeced
    #2696777, posted on April 27, 2018 at 10:13 am
    I’m actually not sure we have a safe haven anymore. The West is already dead.

    Australia has the potential to become that safe haven.

  157. But Catherine knew wot they wuz thinking.

  158. Gay conversion therapy out, Aboriginal mumbo-jumbo in …

    Wait until they try aboriginal gay conversion therapy.

  159. miltonf

    Time magazine-wow. And to think I took it seriously once.

  160. Roger.

    I’m actually not sure we have a safe haven anymore. The West is already dead.

    That’s premature; consider what’s happening in Europe, east & west.

    The worst case scenario is a sort of de facto Balkanisation of W. Europe & the US into traditional and progressive regions.

  161. JC

    GOP better win the mid terms, ir it’s fucked. The D’rats will completely root the place.

    The Senate finally confirmed America’s new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Thursday afternoon. The vote was 57-42, but the process was a cliffhanger. On Monday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seemed set to vote against endorsing Mr. Pompeo, which would have been a historical anomaly.

    The nomination, however, was voted out favorably after Republican Sen. Rand Paul decided to support the nomination and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons chose to vote “present.” The event is more significant than it may at first seem. The president’s difficulty in securing approval for a nominee to such a vital office signals that the U.S. has reached a dangerous point in its democracy.

    The narrative in the press is that Democratic senators won’t vote for Mr. Trump’s nominees because they fear the party’s “resistance” base. That seems likely, given the left’s ferocious opposition to the Trump administration. But senators who take this short-term position are overlooking the dire long-term consequences of their obstruction.

    Don’t forget that Mr. Pompeo was able to win approval only because Democrats in 2013 eliminated the Senate filibuster for most nominees. This change is what has allowed much of Mr. Trump’s cabinet to be confirmed with fewer than 60 votes: Ben Carson with 58, Alex Azar with 55, Steven Mnuchin with 53, Jeff Sessions with 52, Betsy DeVos with 50 and a vice-presidential tie-breaker. If the Republicans had not kept control of the Senate in the 2016 election, it is not clear the U.S. even today would have a functioning government.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/senators-on-the-verge-of-a-political-breakdown-1524784691

  162. thefrolickingmole

    Yellow bile, black bile, phlegm and blood.

    Why did we bother fucking about with germ theory or antibiotics when we should return to the wisdom of the ancients!

    Im setting out my shingle as a Greek psychologist, its simples.
    The Psychological Effects of the Humors
    The Four Humors are not just gross, physical substances. They also pervade the whole organism as subtle vapors, even affecting the mind, thoughts, and emotions. And so, the Four Humors also have psychological effects, making them capable of affecting both body and mind:
    Blood promotes a feeling of joy, mirth, optimism, enthusiasm, affection and wellbeing.
    Phlegm induces passivity, lethargy, subjectivity, devotion, emotionalism, sensitivity and sentimentality.
    Yellow Bile provokes, excites and emboldens the passions. Being inflammatory, irritating and caustic, it provokes anger, irritability, boldness, ambition, envy, jealousy and courage.
    Black Bile makes one pensive, melancholy and withdrawn. It encourages prudence, caution, realism, pragmatism and pessimism.
    The Four Humors tend to have negative effects on the mind and emotions only when they’re excessive or aggravated. Otherwise, they can also strengthen positive aspects of character.

  163. Geriatric Mayfly

    miltonf
    Time magazine-wow. And to think I took it seriously once.

    We were all young and naive at some stage.

  164. pete m

    CO2 is a symmetrical molecule with no dipole moment (0 debye units). H2O only leaves it the 15 micron absorption spectrum, an extremely low-energy (long wavelength) regime which imparts minimal vibrational quantum state energy. CO2 captures this weak energy very high in the atmosphere where it is well below freezing and the air is very thin.

    PC not to be picky but should the bolded word be “at”?

    I had a little trouble understanding this sentence as is.

    I appreciate word count issues for a letter to editor, but for this place, could you expand a little this part of your letter?

    great letter – surprised if they printed the “phd in wrongology” line – too close to defamatory.

  165. Oh come on

    Another devastating post-mortem on the Hillary 2016 campaign, as well as a vivid description of a person so innately unpleasant that it’s hard not to pity her.

  166. stackja

    Levy raise dropped for no support: Tehan
    Australian Associated Press
    an hour ago
    The Turnbull government dropped its plans to increase the Medicare levy to fund disability services because “there was no prospect” of getting the measure passed in parliament.

    Treasurer Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the government would not increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme because the increase could be covered by better-than-expected budget revenue.

    Social Services Minister Dan Tehan says the government had thought the levy would get support across parliament, but couldn’t negotiate the outcome

    “Fortunately, due to our great economic management we’ve been able to turn that around … and we are absolutely committed that part of that money goes into ensuring the NDIS will be fully funded,” he told ABC radio.

    Finance Minister Mathias Cormann acknowledged the government had not put the measure to a vote in parliament.

    “We could have spent months and months wasting time,” he told Sky News.

    “We knew the Labor Party was opposed, we knew that the Greens were opposed, we knew that One Nation was opposed. So there was no prospect of getting it through the parliament.”

    Funding would be set aside in the same way as pensions, defence spending and Medicare funding, Mr Tehan said.

    Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne dismissed speculation a funding gap for the scheme would be greater than $7 billion.

    “The treasurer made it quite clear there is no gap, that we actually have the revenue,” he told the Nine Network on Monday.

    Mr Morrison has insisted funding for the scheme is guaranteed for the “next 10 years and beyond”.

    But disability advocates are anxious about the future of the NDIS and say the decision kicks the can down the road in terms of long-term funding, forcing them to beg cap-in-hand before each federal budget.

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who returned to Australia from Europe on Thursday, sought to assure the disability services sector it could be confident of ongoing funding.

  167. Oh come on

    GOP better win the mid terms, ir it’s fucked. The D’rats will completely root the place.

    I cannot see how the Dems win the Senate, given the number of Dems up for re-election in red states.

  168. The Barking Toad

    So there is still no evidence Catherine Deveny received rape threats

    Who would even consider it?

    And don’t even think consensual – gag, barf.

  169. Leo G

    Therefore CO2 simply re-emits weak 15-micron photons, only slowing heat down marginally as it returns to space. Because it does this efficiently it has a net cooling effect on the planet.

    Moreover, the 15 micron absorption/emission involves a molecular bending mode, which does not involve centre of mass motion of the molecule and does not involve interaction with any of the thermal states- it has no effect on the kinetic energy of the molecule and does not contribute to the temperature of the aggregate gas.

  170. Roger.

    “We knew the Labor Party was opposed, we knew that the Greens were opposed, we knew that One Nation was opposed. So there was no prospect of getting it through the parliament.”

    Yet who is the disability services advocacy crowd angry with? The government.

  171. Oh come on

    JC: you might want to have a listen to this interview on The Michael Knowles Show – don’t usually watch it but his guest, Selena Zito, has some very interesting insights into the Trump vote. It starts about 90 seconds in. She makes a pretty good case for taking the polls with a grain of salt, that there’s a strong ‘shy Tory’ effect in the US.

    In her book, she identified seven different voter profiles that didn’t get much, if any, coverage during the 2016 election – eg. armed women and ‘rough rebounders’. She says that Trump voters who were attracted to the MAGA effect were not angry; they were optimistic. MAGA is aspirational, not about bitter clingers.

    Another interesting observation she made was that the educational background of people wasn’t a major determiner of their vote, as we often heard in the media – it was more about the educational background of the people they hung out with. If all your mates have graduate degrees, they’re probably doing well and MAGA and Trump was/is unlikely to resonate with them. However, if you were a college grad in the rustbelt states and you had friends, some college educated, some not, some doing well, some not so much – you were much more likely to be attracted to the MAGA message.

  172. C.L.

    Mad Maxine … Time 100 honoree (why?) …

    Because she’s black.

  173. Peter Castieau

    Elvis,

    All on track, more to happen next week!

  174. C.L.

    “If it’s not in the right place it can cause problems, whether physically, emotionally, mentally. With their healing touch they push it back in the right place.”

    This evokes the Magic Negro in The Green Mile.
    Or Barack Obama’s presidency.

  175. Snoopy

    A $400 million rescue plan for the Great Barrier Reef will fail unless the Turnbull government turns it back on coal, environmentalists say.

    Next month’s federal budget is expected to feature the $400 million plan as its environmental centrepiece, The Australian reported on Friday.

    Almost HALF A BILLION DOLLARS wasted and the fucking Greenies are still not happy.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    From OCO’s link at 11:04 …

    Chozick shouldn’t take things so personally: Clinton hates everyone. You can’t relate to people you despise. Her inability to master the basics of being a politician inspired one of the great underreported witticisms of the 2016 campaign, when Donald Trump was asked about his comparatively loose debate preparations. “I don’t need to rehearse being human,” he said.

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    Gold!

  177. C.L.

    Incredible scenes in Korea.

  178. H B Bear

    The only thing that can save The Little Reef that Could is taxpayer dollars. Hundreds and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

  179. Roger.

    Re the indigenous healers, we need to get them into every major hospital, stat. Think of the millions, nay billions, that could be saved through surgery being made redundant by smoking ceremonies and spirit realignment.

  180. Snoopy

    Another ‘Trump is literally Hitler’ incident turns to shit for Monty and his Antifa comrades.

    ANOTHER “TRUMP-INSPIRED HATE CRIME” BITES THE DUST: Suspect admits to toppling more than 100 headstones in St. Louis Jewish cemetery.

    …..

    St. Louis police arrested the perp, a thirty-four year old African-American man, yesterday, and announced “[t]here is no evidence to indicate the incident was racially, ethnically or religiously motivated.”

    Instapundit

  181. C.L.

    Where is the AMA on these smoking ceremonies?
    What about second, third and fourth-hand smoke?

  182. If the Republicans had not kept control of the Senate in the 2016 election, it is not clear the U.S. even today would have a functioning government.

    They don’t.

  183. Snoopy

    Another ‘Trump is literally Hitler’ incident turns to shit for Monty and his Antifa comrades.

    ANOTHER “TRUMP-INSPIRED HATE CRIME” BITES THE DUST: Suspect admits to toppling more than 100 headstones in St. Louis Joowish cemetery.

    …..

    St. Louis police arrested the perp, a thirty-four year old African-American man, yesterday, and announced “[t]here is no evidence to indicate the incident was racially, ethnically or religiously motivated.”

    Instapundit

  184. DrBeauGan

    Roger.
    #2696847, posted on April 27, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Re the indigenous healers, we need to get them into every major hospital, stat. Think of the millions, nay billions, that could be saved through surgery being made redundant by smoking ceremonies and spirit realignment.

    Everyone should be offered a choice. Western medicine turn right, all the alternative medicine, starting with aboriginal medicine, turn left.

    The nutters and superstitious would be all dead in short order.

  185. C.L.

    Obama had the Beer Summit.
    Trump reunites the Koreas.

  186. EvilElvis

    Elvis,

    All on track, more to happen next week!

    Good one, tiger. What’s your preferred method of contact Peter? I may have to poke my head above the parapet and out myself, haha.

  187. The Barking Toad

    Hahahaha – Blair extracting the micturition …

    Ms Taranto, who also campaigns for people and businesses on Sydney’s north shore to avoid disposable coffee cups, plastic bags, bottled water and straws …

    Blair comments….

    Coincidentally, my second hobby is using disposable coffee cups, plastic bags, bottled water and straws. And then throwing them away.

    Well played!

  188. Snoopy

    CL, don’t diss Obama’s Beer Summit. It healed the racial divisions in US society.

  189. Oh come on

    If the Republicans had not kept control of the Senate in the 2016 election, it is not clear the U.S. even today would have a functioning government.

    They don’t.

    That’s a *third* global scoop from m0nty – the US government is not functioning! It has shut down, it is not functioning and nobody has noticed except for m0nty! This is next level journalism, folks, it really is. Remember m0nty’s initial two international scoops, unveiled here at the Cat:

    1) Mike Flynn is guilty of perjury
    2) Mike Flynn is guilty of other crimes. m0nty hasn’t specified what these are, but I’m sure he will when he finally decides to break this story to the rest of the world

  190. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Incredible scenes in Korea.

    Prediction.

    Denis Rodman and Trump share the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Trump dumps Mike Pence for Kanye in 2020.

    This needs to happen to make America right.

  191. Boambee John

    Snoopy at 1128

    Almost HALF A BILLION DOLLARS wasted and the fucking Greenies are still not happy.

    Since the Slime want absolute control of the world, nothing less can make them happy.

    Give them nothing, they will not be any more angry than they are now.

  192. egg_

    I only am a dick when posting on alleged libertarian blogs.

    Isn’t it self-described as a “Gentlemen’s fight club”?
    Keyboards at ten paces?

  193. Myrddin Seren

    Definitely a different US admin to the previous one:

    Mattis On Russian Mercenaries In Syria: I Ordered Them ‘To Be Annihilated’

    There is a chance, just a chance, that some people are starting to get that the message is ‘Don’t f**k with us‘.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Trump dumps Mike Pence for Kanye in 2020.

    Kanye will not bat at 2.
    I predict a Kanye-Bruce Jenner ticket.
    Bruce will transition back.

  195. Boambee John

    OCO at 1153

    That’s a *third* global scoop from m0nty –

    Remember Obama’s media man Rhoades, who said that modern journalists know election campaigns, they know nothing else. m0nty is a journalist, you can trust him (to know nothing else).

    He can’t even find certain posts by me that he is adamant exist.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    If the Republicans had not kept control of the Senate in the 2016 election, it is not clear the U.S. even today would have a functioning government.

    They don’t.

    If they don’t it’s because of the Democrats and the GOP elites.

    How to counter Democratic obstruction of Trump nominees

    Senate Democrats are holding up President Trump’s nominees to a degree never witnessed before in my lifetime, and probably not in all of American history. In the first two years of the last six presidencies combined, going all the way back to President Carter, the Senate subjected nominees to a total of only 24 cloture votes. So far, less than half way through President Trump’s second year, there have been 90 cloture votes.

    So the Dems have forced 30 hours of phone book reading for every Trump nominee who is not to the left of Stalin. They’ve done this to almost 4 times as many nominees as in the last six Presidencies combined.

    And McConnell is abetting this by po-faced acceptance of this treason.

    The real solution is for Majority Leader McConnell to start making the Senate work a full week, including weekends. If Susan Collins and the Democrats want 30 hours of debate for district court judges and sub-cabinet nominees, then make the time for it. Don’t let Senators work only three days. Don’t let vulnerable Democratic Senators go home to campaign.

    So in well over a year McConnell has refused to either cause the Senate to work back to confirm these people (or even reject them) OR allow Trump to use recess appointments to fill out the upper levels of the Administration.

    The latter is the biggest tell. He had to vote with the Democrats to force the Senate to be “sitting” throughout the holidays in order to prevent Trump from having a Senate recess to appoint appointees in.

    What was it you said about a functioning government M0nty? Why is it the Left always breaks the toy rather than let anyone else play with it?

  197. Oh come on

    So I took the kids to see Peter Rabbit a few days ago. Pretty meh, lots of greenie politics and the like, but the kids liked it. HOWEVER there is an epic rake scene in it that sums up m0nty in about 20 seconds.

    When the movie’s out of the cinemas and its production companies care less about parts of it being carved up and put on YouTube, that rake scene is going to be invaluable. To get a taste, go to 1min24sec here.

  198. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ford Is About To Kill Off Most of Its Car Lineup
    Ford’s North American car lineup will soon be just the Mustang and the upcoming Focus Active crossover.

  199. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Kanye will not bat at 2.
    I predict a Kanye-Bruce Jenner ticket.
    Bruce will transition back.

    This isn’t far fetched.

  200. DrBeauGan

    Trump dumps Mike Pence for Kanye in 2020.

    Nah. Trump would be assassinated within the hour, and knows it.

  201. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Nah. Trump would be assassinated within the hour, and knows it.

    Dragon Power can’t die.

  202. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The end of Star Trek …

    It’s already dead, the current netflix series has terrible acting from its near all female cast. A woman is in no way a replacement for good old captain Kirk. Waste of time, avoid.

  203. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    NBC News

    Verified account

    @NBCNews
    1h1 hour ago
    More
    North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un crosses inter-Korean border to begin summit meeting with South Korean President Moon. It is the first time a member of the Kim dynasty has set foot on southern soil since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/989668559126126597

    Dragon Power, bitches.

  204. Gab

    Yes the new Start Trek series on Netflix is pathetic.

  205. woolfe

    Hey Senator Custard I’ll run your twitter account when your elected, what could possibly go wrong?

  206. egg_

    More East Meets West with Traditional Chinese Instruments

  207. feelthebern

    George R R Martin thinking about a GoT re-write due to dragon related issues.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    This isn’t far fetched.

    It wasn’t intended to be.
    This is a serious politics and economics blog and there is no place for wild flights of fancy here.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    1) Mike Flynn is guilty of perjury
    2) Mike Flynn is guilty of other crimes. m0nty hasn’t specified what these are

    Speaking of Mike Flynn.
    The Double Standards of the Mueller investigation (Victor Davis Hanson, 26 Apr)

    The country is about to witness an investigatory train wreck.

    By charging former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, Mueller emphasized that even the appearance of false testimony is felonious behavior.

    If that is so, then the DOJ will likely have to charge former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe with perjury or related offenses. A report from the Office of the Inspector General indicates that McCabe lied at least four times to federal investigators.

    Former FBI Director James Comey may also have lied to Congress when he testified that he had not written his report on the Hillary Clinton email scandal before interviewing Clinton. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan lied under oath to Congress on matters related to surveillance.

    Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin likely lied when they told FBI investigators they had no idea that their then-boss, Hillary Clinton, was using an illegal private email server. Both had communicated with Clinton about it.

    For over a year, we have had two standards of legality when there can only be one.

    A reckoning is near.

    VDH also covers the collusion issue and the client privilege issue, where Dems were likewise given free passes. By the end of it all the impression I get is they’ll have to build a new wing in Leavenworth for all the lefties.

  210. feelthebern

    More East Meets West with Traditional Chinese Instruments

    According to Clive Hamilton, listening to anything Chinese related will brain wash you.
    Egg, Clive Hamilton also believes you to be a Chinese agent as you posted it.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Denis Rodman and Trump share the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Denis Rodman is the Henry Kissinger of our times.

  212. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Such an amazing world.

    The Koreans are talking.

    Kanye is is red pilling.

    My Nikes arrived from Wausau Wisconsin to Perth Australia in less than one week.

    I’m done with talking down the earth. This is a great time to be alive.

  213. Peter Castieau

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves Woolfe, but you did a great job last time so you’ll have first right of refusal should the need arise 😀

  214. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dragon Power, bitches.

    OK what the f$ck is Dragon Power?
    I’ve been on schizo lockdown for the past month and the meds are giving me headaches.
    Very simple explanation please using lots of small words.

    Also please can I have a bullet point listing of all major happening over the last month.

    Thanks in advance.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    For over a year, we have had two standards of legality when there can only be one.

    A reckoning is near.

    Yes, but it would require Sessions to get off his arse to redress the issue.
    He makes Brandis look like King Kong.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    While I’m on this Mueller has just been reamed.

    Congressman Louie Gohmert Just Absolutely Wrecked Robert Meuller With Epic 48-Page investigation Blowout; We Have it Here

    “What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President,” writes GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert. Gohmert is referring to the exhaustive expose he just released

    All Mueller’s hidden skeletons look to be escaping in every which direction.

  217. Roger.

    Not widely reported in the Western media:

    On 17th April two Turkish fighter jets intercepted the Greek PM’s helicopter as it was flying from Ro to Rhodes, i.e. in Greek air space, and demanded its flight plan. Erdogan has publicly intimated that the Dodecanese Islands belong rightfully to Turkey, and indeed that Turkey’s sphere of influence extends to the boundaries of the Ottoman empire.

  218. Snoopy

    Praise the Lord. Sanity returns to the Cat.

  219. Roger.

    I’ve been on schizo lockdown for the past month and the meds are giving me headaches.

    Welcome back, Stimps.

    Your absence was noted.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    OK what the f$ck is Dragon Power?

    Once you get it, you’ll know.
    It is very, very powerful … and dragon like.

  221. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    On 17th April two Turkish fighter jets intercepted the Greek PM’s helicopter as it was flying from Ro to Rhodes, i.e. in Greek air space, and demanded its flight plan. Erdogan has publicly intimated that the Dodecanese Islands belong rightfully to Turkey, and indeed that Turkey’s sphere of influence extends to the boundaries of the Ottoman empire.

    Stop harshing my mellow. I got new shoe smell in my office.

  222. Entropy

    DrBeauGan
    #2696853, posted on April 27, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Roger.
    #2696847, posted on April 27, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Re the indigenous healers, we need to get them into every major hospital, stat. Think of the millions, nay billions, that could be saved through surgery being made redundant by smoking ceremonies and spirit realignment.

    Everyone should be offered a choice. Western medicine turn right, all the alternative medicine, starting with aboriginal medicine, turn left.

    The nutters and superstitious would be all dead in short order.

    All that would happen is that the luvvies would turn left and use the alternative approach, and when it was far too late to do anything scurry over to the western medicine queue, and when they die blame the western medicine. See Mr Jobs, Steve.

  223. jupes

    Now watch the slug slither out, claim some nonsense, declare itself the smartest sock in the drawer and wander off to molest mummie again.

    Mole. The troll does not give a toss about desal. Couldn’t care less. His only aim is to get you riled.

    Just scroll the fuckwit.

  224. Leigh Lowe

    OK what the f$ck is Dragon Power?

    After a couple of years of chasing the dragon, you eventually catch it.

  225. Baldrick

    Ngangkari healers were considered the treasure of Aboriginal communities, and now their 60,000-year-old tradition has made its way to South Australia’s Royal Adelaide Hospital and rural clinics.

    But appearing on TheirABC ‘s Q&A and claiming to be sick living next to wind turbines will get raptous laughter from the audience.

  226. egg_

    Clive Hamilton also believes you to be a Chinese agent as you posted it.

    Not da Craw?!
    Will he put Democracy in his suspenders… again?

  227. Some History

    Praise the Lord. Sanity returns to the Cat.

    The Sanity Clause was invoked?

  228. egg_

    their 60,000-year-old tradition

    They’re now trying to claim Negrito heritage?

  229. Baldrick

    Incredible scenes in Korea.

    Fatty Trump has done more for world peace in 18 months than Nobel Peace Prize winning Obama did in 8 years.

  230. Fleeced

    GOP better win the mid terms, ir it’s fucked. The D’rats will completely root the place.

    The polarisation is pretty bizarre. Bush was mocked for the “with us or against us” quip, but that’s pretty much how politics is run these days, but most brutally by the Left.

    Look at the reaction to Kanye. He isn’t even Republican – and I suspect I’d hate half his policy ideas (though I have no idea what they are) – but all because he’s going off-script. Democrats own black people.

    I hope Trump manages to cram the courts full of the right people. I really do.

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