Wednesday Forum: May 9, 2018

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  1. areff

    The Economy was still booming when Nixon was around, he’d just ended the Vietnam War

    Booming, yeah right!

    Nixon:
    1/took the US into the deficit spending from which it has never emerged
    2/ ended the dollar’s link to gold and effectively torpedoed Bretton Woods
    3/attempted to introduce price controls

    on top that, because the Nixon was a fink, he

    1/started the EPA and began wrapping the economy in green tape
    2/started OSHA, whose work rules have grown likewise.

    It’s a constant amazement why the Left hates Nixon. He was one of them.

  2. DrBeauGan

    Cactus
    #2708855, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    Im against people getting kicked from the thread unless they spam it. Free speech is too important to be trifled with. I think Monty is wrong most of the time. But i wouldn’t mind a few more lefties and weirdos here as a bulwark against groupthink. I still read the SMH to keep a level head.

    I reckon we argue with each other enough to acquit most of us of the charge of groupthink, Cactus. But the occasional pile-ons are dispiriting. Despising lefties because of their inability to think for themselves gets a shock when you find people whose views you sympathise with are just singing from a different song book.

  3. Myrddin Seren

    Monster 23.8m-wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere

    Well that would be pooptacular, if you steaming in to a mountain of water like that !

  4. areff

    The Israelis are slipping.

    Syrian TV reporting their missiles hit radar stations and other military-type targets.

    Somehow they didn’t hit the obligatory wedding reception. Very slack.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    Nixon removing the dollar from the gold standard remains the crime of the century.

    Like most lefties Nixon was too smart for his own good.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    What’s happened to polony?

  7. Leigh Lowe

    I think it is spelt “baloney”.
    You’re welcome.

  8. cohenite

    I still read the SMH to keep a level head.

    Comment of the thread.

  9. cohenite

    Venus rotates clockwise which is why it is always on time.

  10. Pete of Perth

    Devon is the correct terminology.

  11. Mitch M.

    There is another explanation that is simpler but less flattering to human beings, Mitch. It’s that just like mice or pottos, we understand the universe up to the meagre limits of our Intelligence. And we tell each other about how it works to the severe limits of our language.

    Thanks Doc. Your comment reminds me of Feynman’s advice: scientists must address questions that they can answer. A book I read long ago touched on that from a different perspective: scientific and religious ideas differ in how their ideas point beyond themselves. Science does try to explain too much but religion is far worse. Your point also accords with my sceptical view of cosmology and ontological interpretations of QM.

  12. Empire 5:5

    Nixon was a treasonous crook and should have been gaoled for the rest of his life for running a crime syndicate out of the Oval Office.

    Wait until you find out what Barry did.

  13. Eyrie

    Winston,
    “Klemperers Rosette.
    Unfortunately it’s not that stable.”
    The Puppeteer homeworlds fleeing the Black hole at the center of the galaxy. I’m sure the puppeteers had the stability problem hacked. “Known Space” is a blast!

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2708858, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Very weird.

    I can’t remember seeing or hearing a breakfast cereal ad for years.

    Do they still advertise Rice Bubbles and Corn Flakes?

    Are Froot Loops still on the market?

  15. Infidel Tiger

    A mother, four children and two grandparents slaughtered near Margaret River:

    She said the family were well known to locals and much loved for their volunteer and charity work, particularly in the area of sustainability.

    I assumed it was a cult family. This seems to confirm it.

  16. egg_

    scientific and religious ideas differ in how their ideas point beyond themselves.

    They both try to rule out false prophesy.
    CAGW ring a bell?

  17. Snoopy

    Are Froot Loops still on the market?

    I don’t think so. I believe they triggered the anal prolapse community.

  18. Delta A

    Are Froot Loops still on the market?

    No, they’re all in parliament.

  19. cohenite

    “Known Space” is a blast!

    One of the best; in his prime no one was better than Larry Niven.

  20. Combine Dave

    “There is a level of unfairness here because people who come from some countries will find very easy to renounce – this is not going to be a problem for them,” she said.

    “People who come from other countries who have dual citizenship are going to have problems in terms of renouncing – it may take four or five years and in that period of time your opportunity to be a member of parliament may have passed.”

    “That does start leading to a situation where you have different classes of people – those who can easily become a member of parliament – and those for whom it’s much harder.”

    “If we get to the point where we can see that actually this is having effectively a discriminatory type of effect upon who can participate in our electoral system …. then I think that might give a better reason for reform and might actually help a referendum succeed.”

    Section 44 has the same conditions for everyone.
    If the foreign country makes it difficult then why don’t they change their laws to make it easier for their citizens to renounce?

    Given that most shithole nations don’t allow dual citizenship this is categorically untrue…

  21. Leigh Lowe

    Look, if youse can’t make a sensible contribution to the discussion about breakfast cereals, I’ll thank you to refrain from any comment at all.

  22. Rae

    Whoa. Super Snipe, the ol’ blatherskite has made another “valuable” “contribution”. Maybe two. That old bat’s nose can smell the possibility of a pile-on from hundreds of miles away.

  23. Snoopy

    If I qualified for permanent residence in Zimbabwe. I would take it up. Everyone should have a bolt hole.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    I assumed it was a cult family. This seems to confirm it.

    Home schooled.
    Separated, it seems, and Dad and Mum didn’t see eye to eye.

  25. Entropy

    Rockdoctor
    #2708852, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Hollow victory? Linc is long gone & there’s no money left. State will be picking up the tab & from what I heard from people in the know could have been handled better but heard Deb Freckleton opening her big gob today on radio sounding like one of the Lock the Gate types. If the Qld LNP are the supposed Conservatives then they are a gnat’s to the right of the Turnbull Coalition Team…

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/4m-fine-urged-for-polluter-linc-energy/news-story/ce6fff6276059f1a5b00a83e93d4d7b6

    Some background: the Bligh government approved two trial underground coal gasification operations despite the evidence of pollution and subsidence in Kazakhstan (or one of those -Stan countries) and some place in the US that were the only other places this has been really tried. UCG involves setting fire to the coal seam underground and then pumping water under pressure in afterwards to bring up the volatiles thus created. So pressure gradient is away from the combustion, thus polluting surrounding areas. Plus the hollowed out coal seam subsides so you get slumping at the surface.
    This harmful operation was allowed to happen at the same time the much safer coal seam gas (CSG) extraction process was being rolled out all around, allowing lock the gate et al types to confuse the two types of operation.
    So Linc was the approved operation at Chinchilla. The other operation, Cougar Energy, was at Kingaroy, next door to Joh’s property Bethany (don’t rule out why the trial was approved because) right in the middle of Deb Frecklington’s electorate. Cougar ran into pollution problems even quicker than Linc and was shut down earlier. They just weren’t as good at the bullshit as Linc. So you can see why Deb is quick to blame the ALP.

  26. DrBeauGan

    They both try to rule out false prophesy.
    CAGW ring a bell?

    Someone said that the cagw scumbags had done more to damage science than any other religion, Egg.

  27. Entropy

    Leigh Lowe
    #2708889, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    I assumed it was a cult family. This seems to confirm it.

    Home schooled.
    Separated, it seems, and Dad and Mum didn’t see eye to eye

    All four kids were autistic. So. Murder suicide, seven dead: four kids, mum and two grandparents.
    So… mum, grandad, grandma, or one of the kids were the shooter?

    And why are the media implying the crazy ex?

  28. Eyrie;

    The Puppeteer homeworlds fleeing the Black hole at the center of the galaxy. I’m sure the puppeteers had the stability problem hacked. “Known Space” is a blast!

    Apparently they bought Reactionless Drives powerful enough to move planets from the Outsiders.
    Yes, I wish the Niven/Pournelle team had written more.

  29. egg_

    DrBeauGan
    #2708891, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Tards elevating science to the level of religion (the Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Carbon Sin Tax).
    Cop Robyn 100m Williams’ clerical garb on TGGWS Debate.

  30. cohenite

    All four kids were autistic.

    Cripes.

  31. Roger.

    What’s the appropriate acronym?

    Oh yes…ROTFLMAO.

    Bandanaman advises Israel Folau to leave the code for the sake of their outreach to QWERTY people.

  32. areff

    re Cougar. I attended a couple of meetings in Kingaroy RSL, circa 2010, at which locals voiced their opposition. Drove over from Toowoomba believing it would be the usual crew of green malcontents and left convinced that the set-fire method was a peril. This despite the usual Greens jumping on the band wagon.

    Entropy, perhaps you can refresh my memory, but didn’t the Labor government of the day waive all the usual approval protocols on the basis that it was “experimental”. This being Queensland, I’ve often wondered who got the baksheesh to let this travesty go ahead.

  33. Delta A

    Oh, dear. He’s back in the slammer again. From The $Oz:

    Salim Mehajer behind bars again

    Controversial ex-Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer is back in custody after he was arrested this morning and taken before a magistrate.

    Police said he was caught on a Roads and Maritime Services video carrying two phones despite his bail conditions stating that he was only allowed one.

    His lawyers reportedly argued the second phone was used only as a “notebook’’ and that the breach was based on ignorance rather than defiance.

    However Mehajer was denied bail and will reappear in court again on June 6.

    The 31-year-old was arrested at Bankstown Police Station about 10am before appearing in Bankstown Local Court, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

    Mehajer in April was granted bail on his fourth attempt after spending two months behind bars over allegations he staged a car crash on his way to court for an assault case in October 2017.

    Mehajer’s bail conditions included a $200,000 surety, a requirement to report twice daily to Bankstown Police Station and a ban on leaving NSW or going within 500 metres of Sydney Airport.

    He was ordered to use only one mobile phone and provide the phone number to the court registrar.

  34. egg_

    Have they had a celebrity episode of The Block/Changing Rooms, etc.?
    I’d like to see Carland and Squalid let loose with a nail gun.

  35. Rockdoctor

    Entropy
    #2708890, posted on May 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Cheers, knew some of what you posted on the process but some I didn’t especially on Couger. I did 2 contracts for Linc & they seemed pretty good with Landholder interaction so can only go on that.

    As for the ALP they let cowboys like QGC run riot sullying the CSG name in southern Queensland as well to the point where I know Santos & others were painting well heads a different colour to differentiate themselves. QGC well cementing were carried by by cowboy operators early on leading to leaks as well, most CSG I had anything to do with even the dodgy ones used outfits like Viking to seal their wells. Beattie & Bligh were probably the most shortsighted people Premiers this State has ever had & the corruption that festered with them has never been truly scratched at IMO.

  36. cohenite

    Good overview of the Sudanese problem, the legacy of that fat c..t Nixon, the pernicious effect of PC and the interesting case of professor Andrew Fraser from Macquarie uni who in 2006 was prosecuted for saying blacks are more prone to crime.

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort/posts/10155665408964370

  37. Leigh Lowe

    All four kids were autistic. So. Murder suicide, seven dead: four kids, mum and two grandparents.
    So… mum, grandad, grandma, or one of the kids were the shooter?

    And why are the media implying the crazy ex?

    Wymminses journo who can’t resist a swipe?
    I did see that.
    Awful implication if he wasn’t involved.
    I must admit I read that her parents lived at the property, which sort of added up, so to speak.
    And they said there was no further danger.

  38. Frank

    I’d like to see Carland and Squalid let loose with a nail gun.

    I’d watch them get hammered on goon.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    So it appears that a MUM has killed her four kids and her parents and then herself and it is her exes fault.

    Sick.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    Is Delta Goodrem the unsexiest stunner on the planet?

    Yes she is.

  41. Entropy

    Entropy, perhaps you can refresh my memory, but didn’t the Labor government of the day waive all the usual approval protocols on the basis that it was “experimental”. This being Queensland, I’ve often wondered who got the baksheesh to let this travesty go ahead.

    Not sure Areff, maybe. I remember at the time there was a lot of concerns about the process, which is why it wasn’t getting a more normal mining licence.

    Rockdoctor. You are right about QCG. It was like they got off annoying landholders (disclosure, FiL made a motza on Sunshine when it was bought by QCG, and then again when QCG was bought by BG). Ridiculous behaviour when you consider the potential revenue per well. Santos and Origin played fair(er), QCG not so much, and poor Arrow had mostly croppers, many irrigators even on its leases which means access is much more of a problem.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    So it appears that a MUM has killed her four kids and her parents and then herself and it is her exes fault.

    I read the line in a report earlier … she posted on social media that she was “being stalked by her ex”.
    Comment has now been disappeared.

  43. Boambee John

    Gab
    #2708804, posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm
    Wow, Mole. That video! I remember at the time, the media just made it out to be little more that one or two shots fired and it was over in seconds.

    But then it was a Republican being shot at so I can understand their lack of standards and hysteria in reporting the incident.

    At the time, m0nty dismissed thd injuries as minor. One of the injured came close to losing a major artery.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    That bird up in Cairns offed 8 of her brood didn’t she?

    We have a toxic woman problem in this country that needs urgent attention.

  45. Tel

    Maybe she thought she was being stalked… it’s called paranoia.

    Infidel Tiger #2708905: Sick.

    Indeed.

  46. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1901

    One of Obama’s worst failures was his decision not to prosecute the war criminals in the Dubbya administration.

    Perhaps he was worried his (and Hillary ‘s) war to destroy Libya might come back to bite him?

  47. Cactus

    Snoopy. Are u a cork or stelvin man? I am a big Stelvin fan…

  48. John Constantine

    https://www.beefcentral.com/news/qld-veg-management-laws-pass-dark-day-for-ag-agforce/

    Their ponyscumfilth government in queensland ramps up the confiscation of private property rights without compensation thing so beloved of Stalinists.

    The barrier reef convention signed by leaky mcleakyface bishop helps them justify deindustrialising agriculture.

    Rations of medicated algae and fungus, that is all the proles have coming to them.

    Comrades

  49. Tel

    All four kids were autistic.

    Cripes.

    There’s a strong correlation between extended periods of high stress and consequent mental illness although some people are more resilient than others.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Stelvin for sure. That prick Jupes will be a long soon to argue for cork.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    Tel

    #2708911, posted on May 11, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Maybe she thought she was being stalked… it’s called paranoia

    Maybe.
    But journos should be a little more circumspect in what they report given that they would have been given a background briefing by Plod.
    And also it is telling that the comment has now been scrubbed.

  52. John Constantine

    Their ponyfilth queenslanders move towards zero carbons by shutting down productive agriculture.

    Funny enough, raging bushfires after farming is shut down and the population is cleared from an area [ volunteer firefighters and land managers included] doesn’t count as carbons:

    This indicates it is the progression of Stalinism, not wise use of rangeland that is their desire.

    Comrades.

  53. H B Bear

    Funny enough, raging bushfires after farming is shut down and the population is cleared from an area [ volunteer firefighters and land managers included] doesn’t count as carbons:

    That’s the beauty of uni models.

  54. Snoopy

    Cactus, I’m on IT’s side on this. Sometimes these Gen X kids come up with something useful.

  55. H B Bear

    I assumed it was a cult family. This seems to confirm it.

    That would cover around 50% of the hippies around Margaret River.

  56. Nick

    Teenage bride, 19, is sentenced to death for fatally stabbing man she was forced to marry as he raped her while his cousins held her down

    Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death by hanging by a Sudan court on Thursday. Ms Hussein was forced to marry Abdulrahman Hammad when she was aged 16.

    The young lady awaits YAM’s twitter outrage.

  57. Nick

    Is Delta Goodrem the unsexiest stunner on the planet?

    Yep.

  58. Stimpson J. Cat

    There’s a strong correlation between extended periods of high stress and consequent mental illness although some people are more resilient than others.

    Yes.
    Yes we are.

  59. Snoopy

    Nick
    #2708923, posted on May 11, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    Is Delta Goodrem the unsexiest stunner on the planet?

    Yep.

    She has better dance moves than Jess Mauboy.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The young lady awaits YAM’s twitter outrage.

    Outrage that will be conspicuous by its absence. Hypocrite.

  61. Nick

    She has better dance moves than Jess Mauboy.

    So does Yogi Bear.

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    So it appears that a MUM has killed her four kids and her parents and then herself and it is her exes fault.

    And she didn’t wait until Mothers Day.

  63. sdfc

    The Cat dance experts are in.

  64. H B Bear

    Ding-a-Ling, the Duck, Bruce and BT cross selling Channel 7 cricket already. Kill me now.

  65. Infidel Tiger

    She has better dance moves than Jess Mauboy.

    Delta dances like Elaine.

  66. sdfc

    Duck, the biggest scumbag in footy.

  67. Some History

    Delta dances like Elaine.

  68. Snoopy

    Duck, the biggest scumbag in footy.

    One of our olives is missing.

  69. stackja

    Actor Jean-Claude van Damme wants to bring an international film festival to Canberra
    Karlie Rutherford, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    DAMME, that’s a good idea! From Cannes to Canberra, action movie star Jean-Claude van Damme believes the nation’s capital would be the perfect place for an international film festival and is doing everything in his power to make it happen.

    The Belgian movie star, nicknamed The Muscles from Brussels, has been in Australia scouting movie locations for two upcoming films.

    Speaking to Confidential, the 57-year-old said his overall dream was to establish an action movie festival in Canberra, and the upcoming films are just a stepping stone.

    “Why shouldn’t Australia have a big international film festival to rival Cannes? Why not have an artistic reunion in the capital. I think it would help ease political tensions,” he said.

    Van Damme added he’s friendly with US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putinand believes they would journey to Australia for such a festival.

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    Van Damme added he’s friendly with US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putinand believes they would journey to Australia for such a festival.

    If Trump is God and and Putin is the Devil then Van Damme is an Angel capable of the Perfect Splits.
    He is just inspiring on so many levels.
    A hero we do not deserve.

  71. C.L.

    Man in India attends wedding, stops for a leak in the bush on the way home and there comes across an wounded BEAR. What does he do?

    Man mauled to death by bear while taking selfie with it.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Teenage bride, 19, is sentenced to death for fatally stabbing man she was forced to marry as he raped her while his cousins held her down

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5717061/Sudan-teen-19-given-death-penalty-fatally-stabbing-man-forced-marry-raped-her.html#ixzz5FC2FHSUo
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    The legal age of consent is TEN YEARS OLD and marital rape is NOT a crime. “Most feminist of religions ” my hairy ar$e.

  73. C.L.

    How come Howard’s Tough Gun Laws™ failed?

  74. C.L.

    The legal age of consent is TEN YEARS OLD and marital rape is NOT a crime.

    Hey, let’s bring in thousands of immigrants from Sudan!

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Osmington and Margaret River locals pay tribute to Miles family found dead in mass shooting
    Jordan Cutts and staff writersPerthNow
    May 11, 2018

    LOCALS in the small South West communities of Osmington and Margaret River are in mourning tonight following the mass shooting that saw three generations of one family found dead at their rural property.

    The bodies of Katrina Miles, her parents Cynda and Peter Miles, who own the property, and her four children, were found just after 5am Friday in what has been described as Australia’s worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre.</blockquot

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    Osmington and Margaret River locals pay tribute to Miles family found dead in mass shooting

    This is rather unfortunate f$cking wording.
    How about sticking with “tragically mourn” you stupid c$nts.
    We don’t want to celebrate mother murder now do we?

  77. sdfc

    No 4 on Leyonhjelm’s budget plan:

    cut grants to the states

    Thinks cwlth gov revenue is generated in Canberra. What a dipshit.

  78. DrBeauGan

    Osmington and Margaret River locals pay tribute to Miles family found dead in mass shooting

    This is rather unfortunate f$cking wording.

    Perhaps they are thinking of how much good it’s done to the gene pool, stimpmeister.

  79. sdfc

    Perhaps they are thinking of how much good it’s done to the gene pool, stimpmeister.

    Speaking of dipshits.

  80. calli

    The legal age of consent is TEN YEARS OLD and marital rape is NOT a crime.

    YAM is well over the hill then.

    Perhaps her brand of Feminism only kicks in for adults. Kiddies can shift for themselves.

  81. calli

    Hideous gastritis hurled itself me adjacent to the Treasury. I am now on water rations. It’s a loooooong way back up that hill and to bed.

    I am the last pin in the group to drop.

  82. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty

    Here’s your November ‘blue wave’.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DccbCd9X4AAK_kM.jpg

  83. calli

    Thanks OWG.

    How very apt. [laughs weakly]

  84. OneWorldGovernment

    calli
    #2708950, posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Hideous gastritis hurled itself me adjacent to the Treasury. I am now on water rations. It’s a loooooong way back up that hill and to bed.

    I am the last pin in the group to drop.

    Calli

    Trust you are soon well.

  85. OneWorldGovernment

    LOL

    I hadn’t seen your post at that stage so please, I wasn’t trying to make you feel any worse.

  86. C.L.

    Too funny.
    Illegal collusion finally established.
    Between Comey and Mueller.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am the last pin in the group to drop.

    All good wishes, calli.

  88. Snoopy

    Calli, I hope you have Lomotil. Out of fashion now, but in my experience, the best.

  89. Gab

    I do hope you get over this quickly, Calli.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney’s lie could see a legal ban
    Tim ClarkePerthNow
    May 11, 2018 6:30PM
    Topics
    WA News

    LLOYD Rayney — the barrister cleared of murdering his wife who then won a $2.6 million defamation payout from the police who accused him — has been recommended to be kicked out of the legal profession for lying to a magistrate.

    For the first time since a State Administrative Tribunal ruling in January, it can now be reported how Mr Rayney has been found guilty of professional misconduct by a panel headed by Supreme Court judge Peter Martino.

    That finding could spell the end of Mr Rayney’s career in the law in WA.

    The findings revolve around allegations that before his wife Corryn’s death, as the couple’s marriage crumbled, the former top prosecutor covertly recorded their heated conversations using a dictaphone.

    Although he was never charged or convicted of a criminal offence over the recordings, he was quizzed about them by magistrate Martin Flynn, in secret, in November 2009.

    And WA’s Legal Professional Complaints Committee claimed during that interrogation, Mr Rayney swore an affidavit he knew was false and then gave similarly untrue evidence to the magistrate in person. After a hearing late last year, Justice Martino found Mr Rayney’s actions did make him guilty of professional misconduct.

    But until now, that ruling has been suppressed so not to prejudice Mr Rayney’s recent appearance for a defendant in a long-running and complicated District Court trial, which subsequently collapsed.

    Somebody commented that the standard of conduct of the legal profession is that you record your conversations, with your wife, now it seems you lie about it to a magistrate?

  91. calli

    I’m tough. Dead Sea tomorrow via Mt Nebo and Madaba.

    Fortunately the bus has a toot.

    I’ll just starve the rotten thing. Plus the usual medications.

  92. max

    Hillary appears in Melbourne with scarf swathed high around her neck so that it is completely masked and has a stiff, cautious handshake with Gillard before kicking off their session, and only on the Cat is this identified for what it is: she’s in a neck brace.

    Why ? And what would it take for a journo here to write this or even to hint that she is in fragile health ?

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, but the Oz is citing the grandfather as the perpetrator of that little rampage at Margaret River.

  94. JC

    The Economy was still booming when Nixon was around, he’d just ended the Vietnam War

    Nixon stupidly imposed price and wage controls in a ridiculous attempt to prevent inflation going much higher.

  95. Top Ender

    Wow!

    Dropped in to JBHifi to replenish a fews DVDs which had died in the arse. As your correspondent gets older he finds he is not interested in much “new music” because a) its composers can’t write lyrics, and b) can’t write music, and c) can’t play…

    But anyway, picked up on a whim 10cc in Concert on DVD. The 1970s band reconstituted – looks to be filmed only a few years back – playing one hit after another. Plus a few written for The Hollies and the like.

    A lovely mix of musicianship; wry acknowledgements of their years, and a great display of songwriting.

  96. RobK

    Get well soon Calli, I’m reminded of the memorable Cheech & Chong line:
    “Stay together cheeks.”

  97. egg_

    Bill Shorten now misrepresenting the High Court to cover himself:

    “The High Court has set a different, new standard on s.44”.

    Would that be the Ruddesque ‘New Reality‘ oft quoted by the Wongbot, i.e. a bullsh1t narrative by TheirLeft?

  98. C.L.

    Although he was never charged or convicted of a criminal offence over the recordings, he was quizzed about them by magistrate Martin Flynn, in secret, in November 2009.

    Why should anyone be charged or convicted for recording a conversation?
    Second, if justice is to be done and be seen to be done, I couldn’t care less if he lied to a magistrate during a secret “interrogation.” And let’s be honest, shall we. Lawyers are more or less paid to lie to magistrates. That’s what they do for a living. Looks to me like a triviality was being used to trip him up for a murder rap and he wasn’t going to let that happen.

  99. Hydra

    No 4 on Leyonhjelm’s budget plan:

    cut grants to the states

    Thinks cwlth gov revenue is generated in Canberra. What a dips hit.

    Sdfc the reason it is important to cut grants to the states is to restablish competition amongst the states for tax revenue. Cutting grants will force States to manage their budgets and compete against the other states (ala the USA where it works very well). It is a stepping stone in relinquishing power back to the states.

  100. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, don’t forget the electrolytic replacement fluids. Proprietary brands in fizzy tabs from chemist, or ready mixed in bottles, or get quick recipe from the internet. They do help a quick recovery a lot.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  101. old bloke

    Greedy Bendigo councillors have decided they want 313 hectares of the Carters’ farm.

    Not for an airport, railroad or hospital, no. They want it so property developers and their councillor mates can make money with a business park. With so much land taken away, the remaining farm will become unsustainable.

  102. OneWorldGovernment

    Have you seen the new environmental ‘laws’ the filth in Canberra just voted for us?

    And the vote actually occurred and Australian quislings voted for it.

    Here is what James Delingpole had to say about it before the vote.

    UN Pushes for ‘Paris Agreement on Steroids’

    The United Nations is to vote later this week for a climate treaty “on steroids” – stronger, more all-encompassing and more legally binding than the ailing Paris accord.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/09/un-pushes-for-paris-agreement-on-steroids/

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