Monday Forum: May 14, 2018

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    How does it affect Israel if the zombies declare a state? As far as I understand it Israel doesn’t need to give up lands etc.

    So long as Gay J$w/Catholic couples can live together in harmony in Israel I am happy.
    And really that’s all that matters.

  2. C.L.

    Harry’s gggggggggggggetc-grandfather Henry was a serial killer in pantaloons.
    Dude.
    Relax.
    As somebody said earlier, wedding receptions are great places to pick up.
    Fergie is available.

  3. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2711586, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm
    Could somebody give a background brief on the metaphysics debate.
    What’s it about?

    DB started it. Blame him.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2711589, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Meghan’s father in law dreamed of being a Tampon.

    And he is.
    To be sure, any kids from this union will be the world’s biggest collision of dysfunctionality in a long time.
    Hopefully, James Hewitt’s genes will prevail.

  5. DrBeauGan

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2711590, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:59 pm
    Progress, you’ve gone from saying we don’t need or have any metaphysical assumptions to we don’t need much.

    you are confusing metaphysical for physical assumptions. we need zero metaphysical assumptions to survive in the world, we need however a large body of physical assumptions. we don’t construct our mental model of reality from metaphysical basis, we construct it from physical basis by the interconnectivity of neurons.

    And the proof is that cats, dogs and cockroaches can do it.

  6. Pickles

    What’s Harry’s father wearing to the wedding?

  7. Leigh Lowe

    ABC PM hostess to Israeli spokesman: ‘Why were Israeli soldiers armed with live ammunition?’

    I dunno.
    The cleaners don’t like grenades?
    Strychnine laced baits kill the wildlife?
    Amazonian poison darts are in short supply?
    Why?

  8. 2dogs

    What is the two state solution?

    The only way to make that work would be to establish Palestine in some other part of the world, so it doesn’t share a border with Israel.

  9. Gab

    Sure thing. CL. To sum it up:

    What is Mind? No Matter.
    What is Body? Never Mind.

    Oh and Dover is running rings around DrBG

  10. max

    It all depends on Harry.

    When she gets needy and thinks Kate is looking down her nose or she feels always in Kate’s shadow, what will Harry do ?

    He doesn’t seem to be like his Dad so they might make it.

  11. egg_

    How many Cats would be willing to fly in an airplane designed by someone who didn’t subscribe to the law of non-contradiction?

    The same (control) systems invented by a pair of bicycle mechanics are still in use a century later.

  12. Re Avenatti, who cares if Uncle George or some other lefty sugar daddy paid him? That doesn’t change whether any Trumpkin is guilty.

    Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to get Trump. It’s called the law. He and his cronies committed major crimes, they are dirtier than Nixon and the CREEPers.

  13. Gary

    C.L.
    #2711586, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm
    Could somebody give a background brief on the metaphysics debate.
    What’s it about?

    Just another day a the Cat.

  14. JC

    Does Mr Skin have any nude shots of Meagan?

  15. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2711546, posted on May 15, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    ….
    Quick on the draw. I asked for a packet of fags at the supermarket. The functionary opened the drawer and had no idea what she was looking for. 

    Ha, ha.
    Same last night while I was waiting to pay for my bottle of cold pressed cows milk.
    The person in front wanted a packet of Dunghill Non Vintage smokes and it took the pimply youth forever to find them.
    Thanks Nanny Roxon.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    He doesn’t seem to be like his Dad so they might make it.

    They will be lucky to make it 3 years.

    Americans are terrible marriage material. They insanely believe marriage is meant to be a fairytale and a constant love affair.

  17. Leigh Lowe

    The only way to make that work would be to establish Palestine in some other part of the world, so it doesn’t share a border with Israel.

    Antarctica.
    They’d be throwing stones at the penguins within a week.

  18. DrBeauGan

    Gab
    #2711600, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    Sure thing. CL. To sum it up:

    What is Mind? No Matter.
    What is Body? Never Mind.

    Oh and Dover is running rings around DrBG

    😁. Do you jump up and down and show your knickers when you say that?

    Asking for a friend.

  19. Leo G

    Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to get Trump. It’s called the law.

    Robert Mueller- Clown Prince Of The Law

    As we enter the second year of Robert Mueller’s sprawling investigation, Hanlon’s Razor teaches us to ‘Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.’

  20. Drink-Up Socrates

    A wise and fruitful Government which shall restrain men from injuring one another; shall leave others free to regulate their own pursuits and industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
    Thomas Jefferson. (Yeah, I know – ‘slave owner’ – but don’t ruin a good principle with reality – OK.)
    And in a more totalitarian frame of mind, he demanded –
    States’ rights
    liquidation of public debt
    small Army and Navy
    freedom of religion and the press
    little or no diplomatic establishment
    a Government vigorously frugal and simple; and
    a bloated, arrogant, illegal, corrupt public broadcaster protected by the Chief Executive’s wife.

  21. Tom

    What’s Harry’s father wearing to the wedding?

    That’s so rude. King Chuck will not display his royal vagina to the public except by paparazzial appointment and an agreed fee.

  22. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2711602, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    How many Cats would be willing to fly in an airplane designed by someone who didn’t subscribe to the law of non-contradiction?

    The same (control) systems invented by a pair of bicycle mechanics are still in use a century later.

    And it’s more than likely they’d never heard of the law of contradiction and wouldn’t give a damn if you told them.

  23. cohenite

    The problem with HELE advocacy is that it accepts the CAGW premise

    No it doesn’t; Burning coal at higher temperatures which is Ultra Supercritical rebadged as HELE makes economic sense: see:

    http://joannenova.com.au/?s=ultrasupercritical

  24. Snoopy

    I think we can declare Stormygate finished. When a leftoid conspiracy has lost Monty it is dead, buried, cremated.

  25. Leo G

    DrBeauGan posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    C.L. posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Could somebody give a background brief on the metaphysics debate.
    What’s it about?

    DB started it. Blame him.

    In a nutshell, that’s metaphysics (disapprobation notwithstanding) – speculation which deals with the first causes of things.

  26. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Oh and Dover is running rings around DrBG

    Dover is engaging in his usual sophistry. “Metaphysical” seems to be just another place to hide his favourite deity.

  27. will

    Tailgunner
    #2711549, posted on May 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    Stimpson J. Cat
    …….
    Stimps, where do you find this hilarious stuff? Lol, that was top shelf mate!

    He gets it from the Lithium.

    Incredible stuff if you can get it.

  28. Snoopy

    who cares if Uncle George or some other lefty sugar daddy paid him?

    It seems almost yesterday that payments to Cohen were a scandal.

  29. egg_

    DrBeauGan
    #2711613, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Recent demonstration of large-scale entanglement trumps gravitational wave detection in the grand scale of things IMHO.

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    The only way to make that work would be to establish Palestine in some other part of the world, so it doesn’t share a border with Israel.

    Why don’t we think about this logically using facts to come up with a solution based on the lessons of history.
    Who is more unpopular, Palestinians, or J$ws?
    Who has been kicked out of more countries, Palestinians, or J$ws?
    Who had to get a country given to them, Palestinians, or J$ws?
    Etc etc.

  31. Geriatric Mayfly

    They insanely believe marriage is meant to be a fairytale and a constant love affair.

    Craig Brown is his recent biography of HRH Margaret Ma’am Darling invents a fairytale setting for Margaret had she married Townsend. She would have lost rights to the succession, titles and the Govt stipend. Brown imagines them living as Mr and Mrs Townsend in London suburbia, he bringing along his two teenage kids into the fairytale. As a Royal she was very adept at pulling rank, not sure how she would get on down at the Laundromat.

  32. DrBeauGan

    CL, it started with DB putting up a post that claimed that everyone had metaphysical assumptions and that there were benefits to scientists in knowing what theirs are. Zippy wanted to know what these benefits are, particularly in the ligh of criticism of Newton.

    So far, no obvious substantial benefits have been produced.

    The discussion has been civilised and decorous.

    Except for Gab.

  33. Percy Porcelain

    What is the two state solution?

    I’ve heard it described as “two men in one pair of trousers”.

  34. Mitch M.

    Reality is such a dumbass concept that science and mathematics have sought to model it, but this is not to say that what is being modelled ‘specifies’ reality.

    The operative word here is “model”, which is not about defining reality. No progress in those efforts to describe reality in the whole just more words, most don’t even consider that a scientific enterprise. Theoretical physics is often confused with physics as a whole. I wish more people would read particle physics and more experimentally associated realms. If we’re going to discuss Science then discuss Science as it is practiced not as it is imagined in popular science texts. When we look across the all the disciplines of Science it turns out that the scientists and mathematicians preoccupied with models of reality are a very small percentage of the work scientists do. Claiming that tiny percentage represents the goals of Science is your strawman. You may as well argue that Alain de Botton represents modern day philosophy.

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think we can declare Stormygate finished.

    Oh no we can’t.
    Stormy may be NXIVM.
    This could be just the beginning.

  36. Percy Porcelain

    When a leftoid conspiracy has lost Monty it is dead, buried, cremated.

    He’s no doubt moping around the squirrel sanctuary as we speak, waiting for the latest talking points to arrive.

  37. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2711620, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    DrBeauGan
    #2711613, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Recent demonstration of large-scale entanglement trumps gravitational wave detection in the grand scale of things IMHO.

    I agree. Mind you, they’re both wonderful.

  38. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2711561, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    LOL the Trumpkin prion disease is strong here. Not a single person would sit outside their spouse’s hospital room while they had an op for a tumour. Yeah right.

    Has your wife ever had an op for a tumour? If yes, feel free to comment on the matter. If no, pull your head in and offer up prayers of gratitude, in that order.

  39. Gab

    What is the two state solution?

    It’s a euphemism being expounded by the Left where one state, Israel, is annihilated by the second state, the “palestinians”.

  40. Snoopy

    Stormy may be NXIVM.

    Are you suggesting that Monty could be Stormy’s gimp? Wow!

  41. egg_

    In 2010, after 20 years of study of women with four types of cones (non-functional tetrachromats), neuroscientist Dr. Gabriele Jordan identified a woman (subject cDa29) who could detect a greater variety of colors than trichromats could, corresponding with a functional tetrachromat (or true tetrachromat).

  42. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    In a nutshell, that’s metaphysics (disapprobation notwithstanding) – speculation which deals with the first causes of things.

    Ie another place to hide god from prying eyes.

  43. Leo G

    Sorry for wrong linky above:-

    “Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to get Trump. It’s called the law.”
    Robert Mueller- Clown Prince Of The Law

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #2711612, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    What’s Harry’s father wearing to the wedding?

    There will be a plethora of military uniforms adorned with all manner of bling.
    Only two blokes there will have a genuine right to wear them I reckon.

  45. Oh come on

    Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to get Trump. It’s called the law. He and his cronies committed major crimes, they are dirtier than Nixon and the CREEPers.

    LOL m0nty giving srr a pretty damn good run for his money here. Trump has driven m0nty insane!

  46. Rae

    Oops! Sounds like the stalker’s apprentice.

    No. Just sounds like you, old Snark.

    There’s no stalkers here, probably never has been any. Just you, with the aid of a few others, making stuff up to get people you don’t like banned. As you did last year.

  47. Leigh Lowe

    Are you suggesting that Monty could be Stormy’s gimp? Wow!

    Bring out the gimp!
    Uuurgghhh.
    Put the gimp away again … now!

  48. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2711632, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm
    In 2010, after 20 years of study of women with four types of cones (non-functional tetrachromats), neuroscientist Dr. Gabriele Jordan identified a woman (subject cDa29) who could detect a greater variety of colors than trichromats could, corresponding with a functional tetrachromat (or true tetrachromat).

    Could she watch colour television? That’s based on the assumption we’re all trichromat.

  49. Snoopy

    who cares if Uncle George or some other lefty sugar daddy paid him?

    Your sense of snarky jealousy is coming through strongly, Monty. Has George cut you off?

  50. Leigh Lowe

    What is the two state solution?

    The Final Solution 2.0.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    There will be a plethora of military uniforms adorned with all manner of bling.
    Only two blokes there will have a genuine right to wear them I reckon.

    Don’t be surprised if the Greek comes in black face.

  52. Boambee John

    m0nty at 2010

    Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to get Trump. It’s called the law. He and his cronies committed major crimes, they are dirtier than Nixon and the CREEPers.

    Whereas Hillary, Bill and Barack are as pure as the driven snow?

  53. C.L.

    It’s good to see an old-fashioned Catallaxy intellectual debate.

    CL, it started with DB putting up a post that claimed that everyone had metaphysical assumptions and that there were benefits to scientists in knowing what theirs are. Zippy wanted to know what these benefits are …

    Well, the foundational claim by Dover is axiomatically true.
    Hawking, for example, proceeded from well-publicised atheism to positing junk physics which he was keen to promote as quasi-‘proof’ of a First Cause having been scientifically disestablished. Given that he retracted defining elements of his cosmology shortly before he died, he was conceivably led astray by his own eagerness to disesteem religion.

  54. C.L.

    Re dress, regulations prohibit Harry from wearing a beard with his Blues and Royals uniform.
    So I’m guessing he’ll turn up in civvies.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Dover and Dr B are to be congratulated for at least trying to class up this joint.

    I will of course abstain from joining them as a matter of decorum and because I am incredibly thick.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    Harry has been sporting the beard with his uniform recently.

    He should have copped an absolute barreling for that, but we don’t live in a decent society anymore.

  57. Oh come on

    I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian,
    I’m Tiny Because You’re White

    You’re tiny because you’re only one generation out of a society where malnourishment was the norm. Your American kids (assuming you don’t abort them all in a fit of feminist pique) will tower over you.

    But you shouldn’t worry. People who remark on how tiny you are are genuinely envious (female) or covetous (male). Enjoy it. Guess who else is envious of you? Much of the 4.3 billion ‘Asians’ you claim to speak for.

  58. Oh come on

    Many of the 4.3 billion ‘Asians’ you claim to speak on behalf of, even.

  59. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stimp, it might have something to do with really, really, really pissing off the Romans with repeated revolts.

    Yes. Their repeated revolts were spurred by religious feeling. They refused to recognise the Roman father god Jupiter, and the Emperor as the living deified father of the Roman state; they had their own father god to whom first sacrifice was required. The issue was over primacy and first sacrifice: which god deserved that.
    The Romans said the Roman State God, the Emperor, and the Joos refused to comply, in spite of much Roman pleading that it was only one sacrifice, the first, and then they were free to believe as they wished.

    The same thing happened, I suggest, during the Druidic religous period at the time of the rebellion of Boudicca in Britain. There is written record that the Romans were having problems over the ‘first sacrifice’ with the tribes of Britain, who also had their own key god/s and beliefs. Although they gave the appearance of being syncretic and tolerant, when it came to primacy the Roman State offered no quarter to other religions. That massive temple of Claudius erected at Camulodunum (Colchester), deliberately chosen as a place of ancient sacredness as ideal to make a statement about Roman Primacy, and funded by tribal tributes exacted by Rome at usurious interest rates, was there for a purpose.

  60. C.L.

    If Dover and Dr B could add a few ‘lying c-ts’ and threats to kill one another, we could even revive the Cat’s golden age.

  61. egg_

    Euler’s formula is probably our best clue to the fundamentals of simple harmonic (wave) motion.

  62. Frank

    Whereas Hillary, Bill and Barack are as pure as the driven snow?

    Yeah, but they drifted.

  63. Harlequin Decline

    The best reading of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ you will ever hear, Richard Burton as the Mariner. Audio starts at 50 seconds. Two more links for the rest of the poem are available.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    I think H will wear the uniform.
    I don’t really know the protocol, but I think this is a State occasion so uniforms are the go.
    H and Grandpa are entitled to.
    The rest only played soldiers between school and marriage.

  65. Fat Tony

    Infidel Tiger
    #2711650, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    Dover and Dr B are to be congratulated for at least trying to class up this joint.

    I will of course abstain from joining them as a matter of decorum and because I am incredibly thick.

    Yes, and
    Yes (#metoo)

  66. So very true OCO

    My SILand his sister both tower over both of their parents.

  67. egg_

    Could she watch colour television? That’s based on the assumption we’re all trichromat.

    She’d probably notice its deficiencies.

  68. Eyrie

    IIRC, it was Robert Heinlein who said about philosophy something like “it is like cotton candy – looks substantial but when you take a bite there is a lot less there than you thought”. Also “after several thousand years of study and thought, none of the major problems have been solved”.

  69. stackja

    Harlequin Decline
    #2711662, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    RB’s voice!

  70. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Could she watch colour television? That’s based on the assumption we’re all trichromat.

    why wouldn’t she? the brain isn’t wired to know what colour channels are coming towards it.

  71. Snoopy

    This is not the way to react to Chinese expansionism.

    US clothing retailer Gap has apologised for selling T-shirts with what it says was an “erroneous” map of China that did not include territories claimed by China, following a burst of outrage on Chinese social media.

    Gap took action after photos began circulating on the Chinese social media site Weibo of a T-shirt with a map that did not include Taiwan, a self-ruled island that Beijing regards as Chinese territory.

    The map also appeared to leave out southern Tibet and the disputed South China Sea, the state-owned Global Times said, adding that it drew hundreds of complaints online.

    So called ‘Southern Tibet’ has been part of India since 1914.

  72. Boambee John

    Leigh Lowe
    #2711663, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    I think H will wear the uniform.
    I don’t really know the protocol, but I think this is a State occasion so uniforms are the go.
    H and Grandpa are entitled to.
    The rest only played soldiers between school and marriage.

    Andrew flew a helicopter in the Falklands in 1982.

  73. stackja

    Have philosophers ever agreed?

  74. Oh come on

    Nota, there’s an instructive experiment with an enormous sample size that proves it to be true. The average South Korean is “three inches taller” than the average North Korean.

    Even the BBC had to grit its teeth and admit this fact.

  75. Fat Tony

    stackja
    #2711676, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm
    Have philosophers ever agreed?

    Bit like economists.

  76. Harlequin Decline

    stackja
    #2711669, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    RB’s voice!

    Fantastic isn’t it. He also does a great reading of some of Dylan Thomas’s work, I’ve got a cassette version somewhere that I haven’t played for years.

  77. urb

    1. Engineering maths is bullshit hard, hence the 2 month attrition before graciously withdrawing from that degree. It’s seriously on another level.
    2. Mitch, what do you really do for a crust?
    3. All the best Baldrick , the cat needs ya fella

  78. zyconoclast

    Glamourising the ‘Childfree Life’ Ignores Reality for Most Childless Women

    Twenty-five years ago, I made the decision to marry the man I love. I was 23 when I packed up my life in Montreal and moved to New York City for him. I had yet to actually meet this man, but as I drove down the I-87 to my new home, I was confident that I was headed exactly where I always expected to be: in love, married, and a mother. And on my first job interview in New York City, I even inquired about maternity benefits. After all, I was expecting twin girls.

    To clarify, I wasn’t pregnant. But since I was 10-years-old, I imagined that one day, I’d have twin girls – despite no familial history of twins.

    But as the years in New York went by and I remained single, I eventually let go of that dream. I didn’t care if I had three boys. I just wanted to be a mother.

    Ultimately, I let go of that dream, too. I’m now 49, still single, and on the other side of hope for motherhood.

  79. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2711588, posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I wouldn’t want to fly in a ‘plane designed by someone who was strong on faith, either. That includes you, Roger.

    Especially the kind that believes in Karma or insha’Allah.
    I bear this in mind when selecting doctors. Nothing personal mind you, just makes me feel better.

  80. OCO

    Makes perfect sense

    AFAIK parents of my relatives spent time as children in some sort of reeducation camps.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Andrew flew a helicopter in the Falklands in 1982.

    My apologies.
    Three.
    I was more thinking of Chuck and various other hangers-on

  82. Leigh Lowe

    Oh come on

    #2711677, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Nota, there’s an instructive experiment with an enormous sample size that proves it to be true. The average South Korean is “three inches taller” than the average North Korean.

    Well der.
    They are closer to the equator.
    Plus more CO2 emissions in the South promote growth.
    Obviously.

  83. I take it you would only have an atheist as a medic then Mark A?

    I never ever heard anyone express concerns about Christian doctors or scientists or anyone else as not capable of delivering the finest because of some sort of inshallah equivalent, which doesn’t exist in Christianity anyhow.

    I suppose that is why all those gothic cathedrals fell over a couple of years after they were built.

  84. zyconoclast

    Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

    Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor.

    Expansive plans also have been drafted for a long-term push to scrutinize employers’ hiring practices more closely.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2711661, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Monty, great news for Uncle George!!!

    George Soros’ Open Society foundation ends operations in Hungary

    I guess 40 years of living under Communist dictators has made them wary of Communist dictators.

  86. zyconoclast

    Polish Immigrants Returning Home Cite Fear of Terrorism, Anti-White Racism by Black Brits

    Racism was another issue for Polish migrants. While the article cites anti-Polish sentiment whipped up by xenophobic newspapers such as The Sun, it also mentions positive attitudes towards Poles by Brits. One example is the statement by a bank manager to a Polish migrant that Polish people “are the hardest working group of people with whom I meet” and articles in British newspaper the Financial Times hailing the great economic achievements of Polish migrants.

    Less positive, however, is the attitude that some members of Britain’s ethnic minority communities that have been shown towards white, Christian Polish arrivals. The magazine reported “aversion towards Poles and visitors from Eastern Europe… exhibited by black people.”

  87. Leigh Lowe

    I think the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Croatians and maybe – just maybe – Austrians are the hope of Europe.

  88. DrBeauGan

    I suppose that is why all those gothic cathedrals fell over a couple of years after they were built.

    Some did, Notafan. Building cathedrals was a learning experience for the engineers of the day. No stress analysis back then, just trial and error.

  89. Drink-Up Socrates

    NEW migrants will be forced to remain in regional areas under the terms of their visas to prevent them moving to big cities once their permanent residency is approved.
    This sounds great but it requires protections for the rural receiving community that no Government organisation is capable of understanding, or cares to consider.
    Just returned from the funeral of a much loved sister-in-law from a once rural town in SA that is in the process of being swallowed by big city immigrants. Civilised Australia paid for SA to build some roads that actually led to population centers rather than Xenophon’s Greek tomato growers’ farm gates. Consequently, city folks are decamping to country towns looking for ‘affordable’ housing.
    Suddenly! My SOL’s little town which had always been a farmers’ retirement town, had a Green council and rates went from $800 p/half to $2,000 p/half. No improvement in services. The locals were shocked.
    But, with classic Martian logic the Council distributed flyers announcing that rate payers would be proud that ‘little town’ has the highest number of Somali immigrants in SA and their rates are assuring…blah…lies..etc.
    It is hilarious that ‘little town’s ‘ fascists didn’t realise that another council area, controlled by villagers and farmers, borders their captive town and it is there that all of the expansion is actually taking place. Nice suburbia, great services, paved and parked, community minded. No Somalies! Nowhere to put them in the new city slicker and retired farmer suburbs. Rates – $800.00.
    ‘Little Town’ Council is in a panic. But they have a solution. Massively increase rates for surrounding farms because; subsidised by the townies?; enviro vandals; animal exploitation; longer roads to maintain; big farm trucks damage/pollution, diesel subsidies. They are in court demanding that the neighbouring council pays for the services that ‘little town’ provides their rate payers.
    Add your own expressions of contempt.
    One of ‘Little Town’s’ biggest employers relocated half-a K left into the neighbouring council area. In a rerun of Baltimore’s suit against their NFL Club who decamped, ‘little town’s’ morons are attempting to sue them!

  90. pete m

    JC
    #2711605, posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    Does Mr Skin have any nude shots of Meagan?

    Nope – just lingerie stuff from Suits.

    I didn’t know she worked in the US Embassy prior to acting.

    They do seem to have nudes of Cate Blanchett – I’m sure many will now check it out … I managed to resist -also because I don’t have an account there.

  91. jupes

    Andrew flew a helicopter in the Falklands in 1982.

    It appears that the second son of the monarch (or next in line) has the royal duty of going to war.

    The Queen’s father – George VI – was the younger brother of the future Edward VIII during WW1 and was mentioned in dispatches for his action in the battle of Jutland. Andrew – younger brother of Prince Charles – fought in the Falklands with one of his duties being Exocet missile decoy. Harry – younger brother of Prince William – completed two tours of Afhanistan, one with the infantry, the other as an Apache pilot.

    Looks like the die is cast for little Prince Louis – younger brother of Prince George.

  92. zyconoclast

    I think the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Croatians and maybe – just maybe – Austrians are the hope of Europe.

    Basic biology and simple arithmetic tell us that in order to keep the population of a country constant, it is necessary for each woman to give birth to 2.1 children but, for many years the birth rates in the 28 states that currently constitute the EU have been below replacement rate. The cumulative births per woman in the 28 states are as follows (the first number in the brackets is the 1960 birth rate, the second is the 2014 birth rate; where only one number is noted it is the 2014 birth rate):
    Belgium (2.54, 1.74),
    Bulgaria (2.31, 1.53),
    Czech Republic (2.09, 1.53),
    Denmark (2.57, 1 .69),
    Germany (1.47),
    Estonia (1.98, 1.54),
    Ireland (3.78, 1.94),
    Greece (2.23, 1.3),
    Spain (1.32),
    France (2.01),
    Croatia (1.46),
    Italy (2.37,1.37),
    Cyprus (1.46),
    Latvia (1.65),
    Lithuania (1.63),
    Luxembourg (2.29,1.5),
    Hungary (2.02,1.44),
    Malta (1.42),
    the Netherlands (3.12,1.71),
    Austria (2.69, 1.47),
    Poland (1.32),
    Portugal (3.16, 1.23),
    Romania (1.52),
    Slovenia (1.58),
    Slovakia (3.04,1.37),
    Finand (2.72, 1.71),
    Sweden (1.88),
    the UK (1.81).
    The average birth rate in the 28 states in 2014 was 1.56.

  93. DrBeauGan

    Zippy, in principle a trichromat image to a trichromat viewer would look like the real world. To a tetrachromat there’d be a difference. I was wondering how big a difference it would be. It might make tv unwatchable, or it might be only a mild thing.

  94. hzhousewife

    Whereas Hillary, Bill and Barack are as pure as the driven snow?

    Yeah, but they drifted.

    snork !

  95. Oh come on

    The ‘demographics are destiny’ crew are superficially correct, but reality frequently proves them wrong. Things happen. Big things happen that change priorities across populations. For instance, the Baby Boomers are called Baby Boomers for a reason, and the ‘demographics are destiny’ crowd would never have predicted such a generation using their ultra-long term axioms.

    That generation’s unfortunate values are another matter, but that is beside the point.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    It appears that the second son of the monarch (or next in line) has the royal duty of going to war.

    Looks like the die is cast for little Prince Louis – younger brother of Prince George.

    Will he jihad for Sunni or Shia?

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Zyco … I am not talking about preservation those countries solely by natural increase.
    Immigration per se isn’t a problem, but when you compromise your culture and fail to ensure that immigrants assimilate, then you have a problem.
    Who knows, Poland might be taking French refugees before long.

  98. Mark A

    notafan
    #2711686, posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I take it you would only have an atheist as a medic then Mark A?

    On an ‘intellectual’ blog like this, one expects people to comprehend, or if not, ask for clarification.
    Where did I say my choices were based on religion?
    I said, when it comes to medical treatment or engineering, I do not accept a cop-out of “whatever happens is out of my hands”.
    With that sort of attitude they don’t try hard enough for my liking.

    As it happens, my doctors, both , back in Melbourne and here are Chinese and Jooooish respectively and we had a very good doctor patient relationship for many years.

  99. Mark A

    Re. early cathedrals, why do you think those huge buttress walls are there?

    Not for looks I assure you, they came later when the tall walls started to buckle.

  100. hzhousewife

    It appears that the second son of the monarch (or next in line) has the royal duty of going to war.

    Looks like the die is cast for little Prince Louis – younger brother of Prince George.

    ……..Charlotte……… maybe she will be a Kurdish warrior

  101. Natural Instinct

    Putin is driving a truck at the moment.
    Live on TV.
    The truck is in the lead convoy crossing the new bridge from mainland Russia to Crimea.
    Have we turned a sod for that airport?

  102. egg_

    1. Engineering maths is bullshit hard

    +1

    Electronics is mostly in the abstract and gifts nerds with the intarweb literally at their fingertips, “digital natives”.

  103. Arky

    The Romans said the Roman State God, the Emperor, and the Joos refused to comply, in spite of much Roman pleading that it was only one sacrifice, the first, and then they were free to believe as they wished.

    ..
    Romans are shit.

  104. Arky

    The Romans said the Roman State God, the Emperor, and the Joos refused to comply, in spite of much Roman pleading that it was only one sacrifice, the first, and then they were free to believe as they wished.

    ..
    Romans are shit.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Nasty stutter, Ar-Ar-Ar-Arky.

  106. calli

    In Dubai for two days. Exactly 35 minutes from landing to the limo on the way to the hotel.

    Sydney airport isn’t in the league.

  107. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Zippy, in principle a trichromat image to a trichromat viewer would look like the real world. To a tetrachromat there’d be a difference. I was wondering how big a difference it would be. It might make tv unwatchable, or it might be only a mild thing.

    it makes little difference. the 4th cone type in tetrachromats is between red and green, picking up yellow. But for most tetrachromats the 4th cone is too close to either red or green to make any noticeable difference. In very rare cases the tetrachromat will distinguish more hues due to the 4th cone being smack between red and green, so they have far higher discrimination from red to green through yellow. In this case the 4th cone type is signalling yellow shades which a trichromat has to infer from red and green firing together.

    They would be able to distinguish shades between yellow and red, and between yellow and green which a trichromat would find difficult. depending on the quality of the RGB display the true tetrachromat might be able to distinguish more shades of slightly impure whites which a trichromat would just see as white.

    colour qualia are not single values, they are bundles of values, which include hue, position, intensity, motion, orientation, duration etc. the tetrachromat has a richer dictionary of hues.

  108. JC

    Not the experience I’ve had, Calli. We had to walk for 40 minutes guessing that we were walking in the right direction for a connecting flight. I had Dubai with a passion only reserved for JFK.

  109. JC

    I think the Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Croatians and maybe – just maybe – Austrians are the hope of Europe.

    Isn’t that what they said in the 30’s?

  110. jupes

    ……..Charlotte……… maybe she will be a Kurdish warrior

    The Royal family aren’t stupid enough to send women to war.

  111. egg_

    colour qualia are not single values, they are bundles of values, which include hue, position, intensity, motion, orientation, duration etc.

    The brain processes chromatic information contextually.

  112. jupes

    Curnow brothers let off for umpire contact.

    Gee whiz. If I were Tom Hawkins I’d be pretty pissed off round about now.

  113. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2711706, posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:17 pm
    1. Engineering maths is bullshit hard

    +1

    Electronics is mostly in the abstract and gifts nerds with the intarweb literally at their fingertips, “digital natives”.

    Electronics has changed enormously over the years. When I first met it, you built a circuit by soldering components as big as your little finger nail. Now it’s more like micro-leggo. You program the components.

    Even civil and mechanical engineers need lots of mathematics. Anyone who thinks an engineer is a hairy bugger with a huge spanner is in the wrong universe. Even ecological engineers have to be able to solve predator-prey ODEs.

    But God bless the lab technicians. They aren’t up to speed on the maths, but they know how to make things.

  114. JC

    Where’s the Queanbeyan honeypot? The last time she was here she had one of the biggest brain spasms ever experienced on my computer’s spazmeter that directed toward Perkie. I wonder if she’s been booted. She went absolutely apeshit crazy that time.

    If she hasn’t been booted, then watch, she’ll show up here like nothing’s happened ….. what was all the fuss about, to begin with until she builds a full head of steam.

  115. They will be lucky to make it 3 years.

    Americans are terrible marriage material. They insanely believe marriage is meant to be a fairytale and a constant love affair.

    Bit he’s a prince! What could possibly go wrong?

  116. jupes

    Where’s the Queanbeyan honeypot?

    Last seen in Bondi hanging around the synagogue.

  117. calli

    We had an excellent turnaround, JC.

    JFK – erk. You get off the plane reeling with fatigue and have to guess where to go. Plus the hideous air rail thingy. I don’t mind walking after a flight, it shakes out the cobwebs.

    Sydney is made excruciating by the border queues (the curfew is largely responsible) and the never ending building work.

  118. Curnow brothers let off for umpire contact.

    Gee whiz. If I were Tom Hawkins I’d be pretty pissed off round about now.

    I have no idea of the merits or otherwise.

    What i do know is that if you undermine the authority of umpires or referees, then they become adjudicators of guidelines, or “nice to haves”. It’s a quick descent into farce.

  119. egg_

    DrBeauGan
    #2711718, posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Ever tried football tipping contests?
    Pretty much a form guide back in the day*, but I’ve lost interest in modern Professional sport post Superleague, when the Poms beat us in so-called Test Matches it was all about entertaining (the wymminses).

    *Tommy Raudonikis ran one back when I was in school.

  120. calli

    Off now to buy j-wels. The Beloved has promised me a very belated eternity ring. 🍾

  121. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    In this case the 4th cone type is signalling yellow shades which a trichromat has to infer from red and green firing together.

    This quite interesting actually, as to why we don’t have a yellow receptor. I am thinking that whilst yellow is particularly bright hue represented by the sun it is of no evolutionary advantage to have a yellow receptor as most important things are green, red or blue. many ripe fruits are reds. vegetation is green. water and sky are mostly blue. There is a clear evolutionary advantage to being able to pick out red shades as a distinct hues, but there is not a lot that is yellow that needs accurate discrimination that can’t be roughly inferred as somewhere between red and green.

  122. JC

    This is a real, real bad dude. I hope he ends up in jail because the evil fuck is in the wussian stitch-up right up to his fucking neck.

    I used to laugh at the assertion Brennan had become a muzzo, but now I’m not so sure. Considering the fact that the fuck was an outright communist in his younger days (also old enough to know better) going muzz isn’t beyond the realm of possibility.

    In 2010 Barack Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan called Jerusalem “al Quds” in a public speech.

    Al Quds is the Muslim name given to Jerusalem.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/former-cia-director-john-brennan-blames-messers-trump-and-netanyahu-for-deaths-of-hamas-terrorists-in-gaza/

  123. DrBeauGan

    Neural processing of visual data is astonishingly complex. And it happens hierarchically, with feedback and feedforward. The ability to see only things you expect to see is exploited in the predator-prey arms race. The aliens may be here and decided to be invisible by exploiting our visual system.

  124. egg_

    Caught Sydney vs Hawthorn on TV on the weekend – it wasn’t too bad – the poofters even tackle each other, to some extent.

  125. They do seem to have nudes of Cate Blanchett – I’m sure many will now check it out … I managed to resist -also because I don’t have an account there.

    I guess Cate Blanchett has rudimentary boobs, and the obligatory vagina, by why anyone would actually spend two seconds searching for such a thing, i have no idea.

  126. calli

    On buttress walls – engaged piers are in short supply in Jordan. I have never seen so much dodgy blockwork. The UN should sent them a container load of spirit levels and string lines in the next aid shipment.

  127. JC

    I guess Cate Blanchett has rudimentary boobs, and the obligatory vagina, by why anyone would actually spend two seconds searching for such a thing, i have no idea.

    She’s not bad looking as long as she doesn’t talk. Her voice is husky masculine.

  128. I used to laugh at the assertion Brennan had become a muzzo, but now I’m not so sure. Considering the fact that the fuck was an outright communist in his younger days (also old enough to know better) going muzz isn’t beyond the realm of possibility.

    JC, how does anyone get a head like that without lashings of hatred, anger and vindictiveness?

    His face alone is damning. He’d turn psycho muzzie out of pure spite.

  129. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2711724, posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    DrBeauGan
    #2711718, posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Ever tried football tipping contests?
    Pretty much a form guide back in the day*, but I’ve lost interest in modern Professional sport post Superleague, when the Poms beat us in so-called Test Matches it was all about entertaining (the wymminses).

    *Tommy Raudonikis ran one back when I was in school.

    Sorry Egg, my education was sorely neglected in some areas. I blame my upbringing.

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    She’s not bad looking as long as she doesn’t talk. Her voice is husky masculine.

    Was there any Neil Armfield nudes JC?

  131. egg_

    The ability to see only things you expect to see is exploited in the predator-prey arms race.

    Wymminses sly perving with their peripheral vision?

  132. She’s not bad looking as long as she doesn’t talk. Her voice is husky masculine.

    She’s blonde, blue eyed, tall , but unconventional beauty requires love all the way through, but she’s hitched to the elitist, superior attitude that puts other mortals as inferior based on nothing more than their lack of acting success. Her skin deep attributes are not nearly sufficient to gloss over that.

  133. JC

    Was there any Neil Armfield nudes JC?

    On Mr. Skin? Dunno, as I don’t have account.

  134. Wymminses sly perving with their peripheral vision?

    Who needs peripheral vision when you have dark sunglasses?

    Er, apparently.

  135. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We are lobbed in for the night to Lake Akan in the eastern mountains of Hokkaido. It is an area of Ainu traditions and domicile. This is a very Japanese resort area where people go to enjoy the lake and buy Ainu carvings and other trinkets from the locals. There is a reconstructed Ainu village and various dances and celebrations. A lot of pride in their heritage is taken by those of Ainu descent and most are shopholders here. We had an Ainu meal, served by very attentive Ainu people, one old man proud to point out that the young fellow in the photograph with a bow and arrow was him. Hairy had venison and I had fried dumplings with egg and some famous green leaf stuff. Hoto sake of course. On the walls of the restaurant were posters of Ainu events, and watching over it all, a plastic deer head with the deer grinning like Mr. Ed, a sign on his plaque saying ‘singing dear’, and an invitation to press a button to hear him perform.

    Our hotel is one of the main ones on the lakefront that serve tourists, who are all Japanese and mostly in big tour groups. Dinner having settled, Hairy is now off to try the evening onsen downstairs from our high floor and I am going to read in bed. An unwise move, says Hairy, because bed is a futon on the tatami matting and he fears I might prematurely flatten my efforts to improve my futon. We have a traditional room, and then a smaller ‘view’ room where there are European chairs, a sofa and a coffee table on which I type this. I have already ‘fixed’ my futon (twin futons!) with the big flat cushions from the chairs without legs (they look like beach chairs) that fit under the ultra-low polished wood formal table and have purloined a spare doona to also pad under my hips. All of this done of course after the man came in precisely at 7pm as they said to take the bedding out of its cupboard and professionally make up the bed. It really does feel like camping. We have done this once before in Japan; it looks like all hotels in this part of the island will make us get used to it again. I have packed my soft long coat into a proper pillow because I’ll need a neck brace if I use the one supplied. All that said, Hokkaido is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the best of Japan.

  136. JC

    Beer

    I think i’ve worked her out. Females are quite easy to work out. She married a pretty average male who sounds like a jerk .. but a jerk in a leftwing sense and of course she’s really unhappy in her situation. She’s confused, not centered because of that.

  137. calli

    We are on the cusp of Ramadan. I was assured by the concierge that it starts some time tomorrow evening.

    No fawning “Holy Month of” here. It’s just Ramadan.

    The streets are decorated as though it’s Christmas in Jordan, with sparkly lights and crescent moons.

    The BBC is going spare over “the killings” in Gaza. I’d like to see one of those idiots face an angry Arab with a sling.

  138. Stimpson J. Cat

    Get on Twitter and watch #PitbullDropOff.

    Sh$t is going wild.

  139. Oh come on

    If certain cultures wish to put all their eggs (so to speak) into the ‘pump out ten kids’ basket, well, OK. To be fair, that logic has worked throughout human history, so I guess you can’t blame them for going with what they know has worked in the past. Anyone can be dumb as shit while knowing what worked.

    Thing is, I don’t think the future – and even the relatively near future, at that – will work out that way. I think the future will belong to a relatively small number of people. The ten kids in the fifteen year old Tarago – arrangements will be made for them. I suspect their lives will be long, pleasurable and ultimately superfluous – not at all like what their parents are envisaging for them now.

  140. Old School Conservative

    Harlequin, thank you for Burton and The Rime.

  141. JC

    Anyone watched “Barry” a halfway funny series about a hit man, who arrives in LA to do a series of jobs and then begins taking acting lessons. Okay, it’s a typical stoopid Hollywood plot but kind of funny in a perverse way. Of course there are Russian mobsters in the series. like how could you not. The dude who makes the series is a get this… Russian mobster gay dude. He’s really funny.

    This dude.

  142. calli

    Good grief. The BBC interviewer is challenging an Israeli soldier with the line “the inequality of deaths” and the “unfairness”.

    What does she want? A quota?

  143. Makka

    That generation’s unfortunate values are another matter, but that is beside the point.

    Oh dear. Couldn’t help yourself, eh precious.

  144. Top Ender

    There will be a plethora of military uniforms adorned with all manner of bling.
    Only two blokes there will have a genuine right to wear them I reckon.

    Barry Urban MP from West Oz is representing his state apparently. Wearing an extra two medals.

    Afterwards on to the University of Leeds to address the assembled students about how his fake degree took him into Parliament etc.

  145. Makka

    In 2010 Barack Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan called Jerusalem “al Quds” in a public speech.

    Hopefully we will see Brennan in orange behind bars in Gitmo before Trump’s term ends. This traitor is up to his neck in it. This is why so much effort is being put in to cleaning out the DOJ/FBI to ensure none of his traitorous mates can bail him out.

  146. Top Ender

    Andrew flew a helicopter in the Falklands in 1982.

    As Jupes notes, while acting as a missile decoy.

    Apparently the solution was to hover about 300m from the ship up threat towards the incoming missile.

    At a suitable last second or three then dive one’s helicopter so the missile dived too and then entered the sea. Or something like that.

    Doesn’t bear thinking about. Respect.

  147. jupes

    What does she want? A quota?

    Almost certainly.

    The stupid doctrine of proportionality has morphed in the simple leftist mind to mean equal deaths.

    Insane.

  148. egg_

    Has Mary Steenburgen got Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon – she’s starting to look like Jacko.

    After n x surgeries, the Hollywood stars morph into another person.

  149. Makka

    64 offenders. Double or triple that in detectives to monitor them around the clock, plus support staff? For how long , 20 years? No, until the next election so dummies can be wowed by awesome statistics.

    Can’t prosecute them though, because Black African.

    A new police taskforce has been set up in Melbourne’s west — an area where a number of violent home invasions were taking place.

    Taskforce Wayward employs a new tactic and significant resources to stalk 64 youth offenders involved in aggravated burglaries and home invasions who are deemed at high risk of reoffending.

    The experiment works like this. Detectives are each assigned one young offender to monitor around the clock. They check the whereabouts of the teens in the middle of the night and track them down when they are not where they are supposed to be.

    According to the newspaper, there has not been a single home invasion in the suburbs covered by Wayward detectives in the past two months. Those suburbs are Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Brimbank and Melton.

    Police Minister Lisa Neville said on Tuesday that if the pilot program proves successful it’ll likely be used elsewhere.

    “If they’re able to show in the west that this is able to make a significant difference in significantly reducing offending occurring in the first place, this will be something police will look at right across the state,” she said.

    3AW Drive host Tom Elliot, fed up with the lack of action, told listeners the gang problem will continue “until we try the obvious”.

    “It worries me that we never seem to try the obvious,” he said in March. “Lock up these young thugs and lock them up for a long time.”

    But Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Kahan told the Herald Sun that a “whole new way of thinking” was behind the move.

  150. DrBeauGan

    jupes
    #2711757, posted on May 15, 2018 at 11:31 pm
    What does she want? A quota?

    Almost certainly.

    The stupid doctrine of proportionality has morphed in the simple leftist mind to mean equal deaths.

    Insane.

    Beaugy’s Law:

    A sufficient degree of stupidity is indistinguishable from insanity.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hoo boy.

    Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan goes all in on Twitter.

    From RT:

    Like ‘Nazis who died in WWII’: Israeli minister dismisses victims of Gaza protests

    Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan appeared to liken Palestinians killed in ongoing border protests to Nazi casualties in World War II when he tweeted about the death toll in Gaza.
    Erdan said the number of Palestinians killed at Monday’s protest “doesn’t indicate anything – just as the number of Nazis who died in the world war doesn’t make Nazism something you can explain or understand.”
    The sixth week of the Great Return March protests has been the most deadly, with 55 fatalities reported so far on Monday. Erdan placed the blame for the deaths solely on Hamas, which is in power in Gaza.
    “All responsibility for the bloodshed lies with the leaders of Hamas, who, with Nazi anger, endlessly shed blood to erase from people’s memories their own failures in the management of the Gaza Strip. Here it is, the truth.” he said.
    Erdan said that Israel “does not wish to escalate and doesn’t want the death of residents of the Gaza Strip.” He said that the people who do want this are “solely the leadership of the Hamas terrorist organization, which uses a cynical and malicious use of bloodshed.”
    His comments echo talking points of other Israeli politicians and army spokespeople who have made efforts to frame the Great Return mass protests at the Gaza border as a ploy masterminded by Hamas to attack Israel. Organizers of the march have denied this is the case.
    The government minister previously called for anyone who sends a burning kite, molotov cocktail or camera to land in Israel to be “treated as a terrorist in the middle of a terror attack.”

  152. C.L.

    Take a look at Brennan’s Twitter page …
    Total leftist loonball.

    https://twitter.com/johnbrennan?lang=en

  153. C.L.

    Breaking:

    Cardinal Pell bombshell: Sex offence trial could be compromised after court staffer is found accessing restricted documents.

    Cardinal George Pell’s trial over historical sex abuse charges may have been compromised by a rogue court worker.

    The staffer at the Victoria District Court has been sacked for looking up highly sensitive information about the upcoming trial…

    The breach will be addressed when the Cardinal returns to court before Chief Judge Peter Kidd for a directions hearing on Wednesday.

    It is not clear if there are grounds for the judge to declare a mistrial.

  154. Stimpson J. Cat

    The staffer at the Victoria District Court has been sacked for looking up highly sensitive information about the upcoming trial…

    This is nuts.
    Could this be a setup or what?
    F$cking ridiculous.

  155. JC

    Tom Wolfle dead.

    He owned a home 200 yards away from ours.

  156. JC

    By God, I hope they rot in hell. Just fucking evil.

    Bamako (AFP) – Armed men abducted and beheaded a five-year-old albino girl in Mali at the weekend, police said, in what was feared to be a ritual murder for supposedly magic body parts.

    Djeneba Diarra, whose family lives in Fana village 125 kilometres (78 miles) north of Bamako, “was sleeping in the courtyard with her mother and her sister” when the men snatched her at around 2:00 am on Sunday, police told AFP on Monday.

    The girl’s mother at first tried to pursue the kidnappers, who scaled a wall with her child, but then turned back to protect her second daughter, also an albino.

    “We searched for the little girl everywhere. We found her body beside a mosque, but she had no head,” said a village teacher, Oumar Diakite.

  157. JC

    I reckon this sale at Sothebys NY makes the US$450 million paid for Da Vinci’s sound like a good deal.

    Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché (Sur le côté gauche), the most anticipated sale of the impressionist and modern sales during New York’s spring auction season, failed to generate enthusiasm beyond its US$150 million pre-sale estimate, selling for a total, with fees, of a still extraordinary US$157.2 million.

    The sale marks the highest price paid for a work at a Sotheby’s public auction, a fact the firm was quick to point out in the auction room and in a mid-sale press release. The price was also nearly six times the level the work received when it was last sold at auction for nearly US$27 million in 2003, Sotheby’s said in a release.

    Bidding for Modigliani’s reclining figure, one of 35 nudes painted by the Italian modernist between 1916 and 1919, was over within four minutes, as the hammer went down on a phone bid of US$139 million handled by Simon Shaw, Sotheby’s co-head worldwide of impressionist and modern art.

  158. Mark A

    JC
    #2711768, posted on May 16, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Tom Wolfle dead.

    He owned a home 200 yards away from ours.

    It’s late enough to get away with showing my ignorance, but who was he?
    Even google didn’t help.

  159. Zatara

    Tom Wolfe – author. Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, etc.

  160. Mark A

    Zatara
    #2711773, posted on May 16, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Tom Wolfe – author. Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, etc.

    Thanks, that rings a bell, but never read anything by him.

  161. Zatara

    Being a glutton for punishment, I’ve been sitting here watching various MSM outlets bombard us with videos and clips of all those poor wounded palis in Gaza.

    Curiously, for an industry with a motto that says “if it bleeds it leads”, no reporter or cameraman seems interested in getting close enough to get shots of what are reported to be gruesome wounds…

    Not a drop of blood on the clothes of the heroic rescuers who just hauled a body with gunshot wounds a hundred meters or so. Stretcher bearers bouncing casualties like ping pong balls… and not a single cry or scream from the ‘wounded’.

    ‘Medical’ personnel rushing to the side of fallen casualties magically touch them and they arise, seem to disregard the use of bandages or such traditional medical wares while treating gunshot wounds with a bottle of water and a mad stretcher ride – the most dangerous thing I have seen so far.

    The palis themselves seem curiously unconcerned about casually walking about yakking and taking selfies in an area where supposedly 60 had been killed and 2000+ wounded by snipers.

    It would seem that the press reckoned that discretion won out over rude, prying, investigative reporting.

    Likely they wanted to survive the encounters even if it meant having nothing but the shit propaganda shots the palis allowed them to sell on to the MSM, which happily published it to support their agenda.

  162. OneWorldGovernment

    Zatara

    Check this as well.


    Thousands of Gaza Hamas Thugs Attack Israel for $100 a Day
    They attack for $100 a day. And Israeli soldiers fight them for $13 a day.
    May 15, 2018 Daniel Greenfield

    Hamas supporters in Gaza held the world’s first peaceful protest with hand grenades, pipe bombs, cleavers and guns. Ten explosive devices were peacefully detonated. There were outbursts of peaceful gunfire and over a dozen kites carrying firebombs were sent into Israel where they started 23 peaceful fires. And Israeli soldiers peacefully defended their country leaving multiple Hamas attackers at peace.

    ………..

    With as many as 50,000 Hamas supporters in Gaza participating in the day’s attacks at $100 a head, over 1,000 allegedly injured at least $200 each, and another 52 allegedly killed at $3,000 each (there is no reason to treat Hamas casualty figures coming out of Gaza as anything other than propaganda), the whole thing cost Hamas and Iran $5.3 million.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270186/thousands-gaza-hamas-thugs-attack-israel-100-day-daniel-greenfield

  163. Tom

    Every now and then, Mark Knight reminds us he’s an artist – like the late John Brack, who he acknowledges in his Tuesday ‘toon.

  164. Tom

    Herald-Sun:

    THE ABC forked out almost $2.6 million on taxpayer-funded bonuses — some as much as $70,000 — to some of its highest-paid employees last year.

    The public broadcaster, which has mounted a fierce campaign against a government freeze in its funding, rewarded 189 employees on executive pay grades more than $2.2 million.

    Almost 200 non-executive employees also received bonuses totalling $384,989.

    The ABC has refused to publicly disclose salaries despite Turnbull Government demands.

    It comes as ABC news director Gaven Morris warned there “is no more fat left to cut” at the national broadcaster and any more would “cut into the muscle of the organisation”.

    The broadcaster’s 2016-17 report also shows it splurged more than $10 million in market research and promotion and more than $1.5 million on consultancy firms.

    The majority of the 4769 staff at the broadcaster are eligible for bonuses of 2 per cent of their base salary if they received a favourable performance review.

    Communications Minister Mitch Fifield announced in last week’s Budget the ABC’s annual funding indexation would be frozen for three years from July 2019, likely costing the organisation $84 million.

    It will still receive more than $3 billion over the next three years.

    ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie, whose salary is disclosed as $890,987, has said freezing the indexation amounted to cutting the broadcaster.

    Consultancy firms were paid as much as $90,000 for “strategic advice”, while one — Trevor-Roberts Associates — was paid $64,000 to give career advice to staff who had been made redundant. McGees Property was paid $217,118 for valuations.

    Mr Morris, whose salary package was recently disclosed as $499,486, told the Melbourne Press Club last week the ABC was the “most minutely scrutinised media organisation in Australia”.

    An ABC spokesman said all remuneration rates were disclosed and bonuses were linked to performance.

    “Remuneration rates for the ABC Leadership Team are benchmarked using an external, independent provider against market rates,” he said.

    Senator Fifield told the ABC last week the funding freeze was “entirely about ensuring that the ABC continues to be a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars”.

    “When we balance the Budget … we can do things like the $7.8 billion on new major projects in Victoria,” he said.

  165. Tom

    A COUNTY Court staffer has been sacked after being caught looking up highly sensitive information relating to Cardinal George Pell’s impending trial on historical sex charges.

    There are now fears that the major breach of security may have compromised the integrity of the criminal case.

    The cardinal is due back in the County Court on Wednesday for a directions hearing before Chief Judge Peter Kidd, during which the security breach is expected to be raised.

    It is understood the employee gained access to the restricted information through the court’s computer system.

    Exactly what data was accessed is not known, but the breach must have been recent: the court has only had the case since it was sent for trial by a magistrate a fortnight ago.

    The Herald Sun understands all court staff have been warned about accessing information on cases without authority, with a particular focus on the cardinal’s case. The employee was sacked within hours of the discovery of the breach, on the day it occurred.

    The court refused to answer questions about the sacked employee’s role, or how long the staffer had been with the court.

    A spokeswoman said: “The court takes the management and security of information seriously and has systems in place to detect where information is accessed without authority. When improper access to information is found to occur, the court takes decisive action. This is exactly what has occurred in this case.

    The court pays thorough attention to ensuring our staff have privacy and information management training at induction, and we maintain a focus throughout their employment on the importance of appropriate management of information.”

    It is understood Cardinal George Pell’s legal team is extremely concerned by the breach. Picture: AAP
    Defence lawyer Robert Richter, QC, said it would be inappropriate to comment on the breach, but it is understood the cardinal’s legal team is extremely concerned by it.

    A trial date is expected to be set today. Lawyers representing the cardinal are hoping that the case will be expedited.

    To RTWT, Google County Court staffer sacked after accessing sensitive Pell information.

    Link.

  166. Tintarella di Luna

    Thanks for the photo of ‘Not my Papa’ Big- Nose Bergoglio how apt – he’s in Room 101

  167. Up The Workers!

    No doubt the County Court staffer sacked after illegally accessing confidential material concerning the Cardinal Pell show-trial, has already been appointed to an even more lucrative position – possibly at the Spring Street Sewer where he can help Dodgy Dan and his bunch of light-fingered crooks lie and cheat their way to yet another election victory whilst giving a one-fingered salute to the Justice system and the taxpayers.

  168. Tel

    The only way to make that work would be to establish Palestine in some other part of the world, so it doesn’t share a border with Israel.

    Paris and London would be obvious sites at first glance. 😉

    Seriously though, you cannot have a one state solution because Palestinians are not interested in being part of Israel, if the were given a vote they would immediately push for Muslim supremacy. So that means the only choice is between a two state solution, and no solution at all. It could end up like North and South Korea with a DMZ between them.

  169. 2dogs

    bonuses were linked to performance

    For an non-profit organisation that makes no sales, what kind of metrics does the ABC have for performance?

  170. nerblnob

    The BBC anti-Israel propaganda is mind boggling.

    They’re not even pretending to show the Israeli side.

  171. Herodotus

    The “metric for performance” would be that you’d sucked up to your boss sufficiently to not get a negative review.

  172. Eyrie

    Seems rocketman has cancelled talks with S.K. Check out lucianne.com

  173. egg_

    THE ABC forked out almost $2.6 million on taxpayer-funded bonuses — some as much as $70,000 — to some of its highest-paid employees last year.

    Those who can’t spell renumeration (sic) shouldn’t be entitled to a performance bonus, eh Snowcone?

  174. stackja

    Does SBS encroach in the commercial sphere?
    Save Our SBS, Monday, 14 May, 2018
    https://saveoursbs.org/archives/6238
    his short survey seeks your views about SBS. The data collected will provide important statistics for a Save Our SBS submission to an inquiry examining SBS: its role and the way in which it competes or doesn’t with other media.

  175. Tel

    bonuses were linked to performance

    Like the two year old in the supermarket puts on a performance to get the sweetie?

  176. stackja

    Project Maven: Nearly a dozen Google employees have reportedly …
    https://www.cnet.com/news/google-project-maven-drone-protect-resign/
    21 hours ago – Over 3000 Google employees signed a protest letter in April. Now, a few are reportedly walking out.

  177. egg_

    Seems rocketman has cancelled talks with S.K. Check out lucianne.com

    The resident 5D chess khaki shiny @rse got it wrong?

  178. egg_

    Save Our SBS

    If we are to have a Govt broadcaster, keep SBS, a commercial enterprise to some extent, and shove Aunty.

  179. lotocoti

    The BBC interviewer is challenging an Israeli soldier with the line “the inequality of deaths” and the “unfairness”.

    I wonder if the numb slunt is aware the Jordanian Army would deliberately target the REDACTED market in the REDACTED Quarter with artillery, during the siege of the Old City in 1948.

  180. egg_

    For an non-profit organisation that makes no sales, what kind of metrics does the ABC have for performance?

    Apparently audience share isn’t a metric (bullsh1t) but presumably the quality of on-air content is supposed to be important, but who is the diviner?

  181. pete m

    The beer whisperer, our cate was featured on the front page so no search was required – in my defence.

    Baby in gaza had illness and died but of course media believe it was killed somehow by tear gas which I am not aware is deadly to anyone. As others note if it was there then why was it there?

  182. The Barking Toad

    The local loony on the town council…..from the Molonglo Pravda

    The ACT Greens have called for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to become an “interim national institution,” but said it would operate differently to other institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

    It’s the Todd River bleck camp in Canberra – they seem to move North in winter

    Greens spokesman for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Shane Rattenbury said the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of Old Parliament House should be given the same official standing as Parliament House and Old Parliament House.

    Greens are insane – but you all knew that.

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    Iranian elementary school superintendent cuts girl’s hair that stuck out of her hijab: “she could have roused him”

    A trend which began in Kew. The excuses for snipping students’ locks seem to be widening by the day.

  184. stackja

    County Court staffer sacked after accessing sensitive Pell information
    SHANNON DEERY, Exclusive, Herald Sun
    May 15, 2018 9:20pm
    Subscriber only
    A COUNTY Court staffer has been sacked after being caught looking up highly sensitive information relating to Cardinal George Pell’s impending trial on historical sex charges.

    There are now fears that the major breach of security may have compromised the integrity of the criminal case.

    The cardinal is due back in the County Court on Wednesday for a directions hearing before Chief Judge Peter Kidd, during which the security breach is expected to be raised.

    It is understood the employee gained access to the restricted information through the court’s computer system.

    Exactly what data was accessed is not known, but the breach must have been recent: the court has only had the case since it was sent for trial by a magistrate a fortnight ago.

    The Herald Sun understands all court staff have been warned about accessing information on cases without authority, with a particular focus on the cardinal’s case. The employee was sacked within hours of the discovery of the breach, on the day it occurred.

    The court refused to answer questions about the sacked employee’s role, or how long the staffer had been with the court.

  185. stackja

    A spokeswoman said: “The court takes the management and security of information seriously and has systems in place to detect where information is accessed without authority. When improper access to information is found to occur, the court takes decisive action. This is exactly what has occurred in this case.

    The court pays thorough attention to ensuring our staff have privacy and information management training at induction, and we maintain a focus throughout their employment on the importance of appropriate management of information.”

    Defence lawyer Robert Richter, QC, said it would be inappropriate to comment on the breach, but it is understood the cardinal’s legal team is extremely concerned by it.

    A trial date is expected to be set today. Lawyers representing the cardinal are hoping that the case will be expedited.

  186. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just caught up with Burton’s Ancient Mariner.. Thanks HD. It made me recall from the distant past an obtuse youth suggesting that we cover the Rime in class. I declined as it was not something that age group could possibly handle. His importunity continued. I was somewhat flattered that he had come so far under my tuition, until it was revealed there was a connection between the title only and some debasing pop group of the day.

  187. OldOzzie

    Guess the “Religion”? – Hmmm seem to remember similar fraud in Australia

    So where does the money come from?

    As Kerns dug deeper, he found that some of the individuals who were sending out tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of remittance payments happened to be on government assistance in this country.

    How could they possibly come up with such big bucks to transfer back home?

    “We had sources that told us, ‘It’s welfare fraud, it’s all about the daycare,'” said Kerns.

    Fox 09, KMSP-TV has been on the case of daycare and welfare fraud among immigrant communities for years:

    Five years ago the Fox 9 Investigators were first to report that daycare fraud was on the rise in Minnesota, exposing how some businesses were gaming the system to steal millions in government subsidies meant to help low-income families with their childcare expenses.

    “It’s a great way to make some money,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

    In order for the scheme to work, the daycare centers need to sign up low income families that qualify for child care assistance funding.

    Surveillance videos from a case prosecuted by Hennepin County show parents checking their kids into a center, only to leave with them a few minutes later. Sometimes, no children would show up.

    Either way, the center would bill the state for a full day of childcare.

    Video from that same case shows a man handing out envelopes of what are believed to be kickback payments to parents who are in on the fraud.

    When asked where the money was going, Freeman said, “I don’t know exactly where it went. But it adds up when you begin to look at how many people were involved.”

    Stand by: this could be a major scandal not just in Minnesota, but nationwide. Kudos to KMSP-TV!

  188. stackja

    The Barking Toad
    #2711816, posted on May 16, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Early life, education and career before politics
    Rattenbury first moved to Canberra in 1984. He attended Canberra Grammar School and went on to gain a BEc and LLB(Honours) from the Australian National University[3] and commenced employment, working with the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Tourism. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Rattenbury travelled between Amsterdam and Australia as the International Political Director of Greenpeace International.[1] During this time, he gained publicity for his work on global campaigns on climate change and whaling.[4][5][6]

  189. lotocoti

    presumably the quality of on-air content is supposed to be important

    Prime time tomorrow, they have only one hour of first run local content.
    And that’s the reboot of a Grundy franchise.
    They, of course, would argue that all their CAF (Current Affairs and Factual*) is quality, however the local content isn’t much more than rip’n’read.
    *Media Watch and Q&A are CAF. Apparently.

  190. stackja

    Tom
    #2711788, posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Early bird!

  191. John Constantine

    This worked, jaala pulford, the Fist of Stalin in yarragrad has banned yabby pot use in private farm dams.

    https://www.change.org/p/minister-for-agriculture-hon-jaala-pulford-the-use-of-enclosed-yabby-traps-in-victoria-certified-platypus-killers

    Been banned in rivers and lakes for ages, but that isn’t enough for totalitarianism.

    Even if you dig your own dam on your own place, you cannot drop a few yabby pots in it and go back afterwards to pick up a feed.

    Comrades.

  192. Entropy

    If the “integrity of the criminal case” is compromised, it’s a golden, wonderful excuse to claim a mistrial, and leave the Get Pell crew able to forever say he got away with it.

  193. Entropy

    Are there any cases where platypii have been caught in yabbie pots?

    Also, just exactly how does the Stasi plan to enforce this new dictate?

  194. Entropy

    I am so glad I don’t live in Victoria. What a sewer.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    Old and busted: Wussia-Wussia-Wussia!
    New hotness: China-China-China!

    Rep. Adam Schiff: Chinese deal linked to Trump properties violates emoluments clause

    Took ’em long enough.

  196. Entropy

    Wait until they work out yabbies are tossed live into water boiling in a campfire belly.

  197. John Constantine

    https://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/5402103/angling-president-kalvin-robinson-welcomes-opera-house-net-ban/

    They will swap new active use drop nets for your old yabby pots.

    Big Australia means there are too many people for the old freedoms, proles must be stacked tight and high and constrained by regulations.

    Two million Victorians could yabby to their hearts content, twenty million yarragrad proles must stay in their high density bedsit pods in their vertical people storage facilities and await further orders.

    Comrades.

  198. It seems almost yesterday that payments to Cohen were a scandal.

    Uncle George paying a lawyer to do normal legal work is legal and ethical.

    Big corps paying into Cohen’s slush fund for access to the President, and then that slush fund money being used to pay off a porn star and a Playboy bunny for affairs plus an abortion, is all kinds of wrong.

  199. Entropy

    I really am curious as to how these scum plan to police this yabbie pot ban on farm dams.

    There are far too many regulations created with no hope of fair and just enforcement. A constant stream of new regulations lotions, primarily designed as virtue signaling that only serves to erode the trust in government, and feed the totalitarian instincts of the sociopaths.

  200. Geriatric Mayfly

    US-based cereal maker Kellogg says it is pulling out of Venezuela because of the economic deterioration in the country. President Nicolas Maduro, who is standing for re-election, told a rally that he would hand control of the factory over to the workers. “I’ve taken the decision to deliver the company to the workers in order that they can continue producing for the people.”

    Snap, Crackle, Pop.

  201. Old School Conservative

    I assume Victoria County Court judge Barbara Cotterell is a Rob Hulls appointee.
    What else would explain this.

    Two women who assaulted a paramedic in Melbourne have been spared jail after a judge decided they should not serve a mandatory minimum term for attacking an emergency worker.
    …Mr Judd was repeatedly punched and left with a broken foot while he and a colleague tried to treat an unconscious man at Reservoir on March 31, 2016.
    The paramedic of more than 40 years needed three operations and has been unable to return to work.

    That idea of “thugs for hire” to get revenge on the judge and the perps may gain momentum.

  202. John Constantine

    No platypus in farm dams, there was a famous stock photo of some dead platypus removed from pots abandoned in a public stream [ use banned in public waters for ages].

    This stock photo is used in all campaigns.

    The tragedy of the commons means Big Populations cannot forage like small populations did.

    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5399874/like-yabbying-take-note-opera-house-nets-to-be-banned-in-2019/?cs=7

    Tell the truth I didn’t know I had a three pot limit in my own dam anyway.

    One more passive resistance thing to go along with, but banning the sale and possession of these pots is all part of regulation of massive population growth and its impact on common shared areas.

    [ plus premier in waiting jaala gets another ‘doing something’ media opportunity. saving platypus tests well in focus groups.]

    Comrades.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Big corps paying into Cohen’s slush fund

    Where were you during the Gillard years mUnter?

  204. feelthebern

    One dodgy NY lawyer pedalling interest.
    Zero proof anything access to the President came from it.

    A huge not for profit organisation, with direct lines from donors to business outcomes.
    Nothing to see here when it comes to the Clinton Foundation.

  205. stackja

    A four-metre crocodile towers over an unidentified farm worker near Innisfail’s South Johnstone River.

    Dead four-metre crocodile pictured in Queensland’s far north
    PETER MICHAEL, The Courier-Mail
    May 16, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    IT IS the ultimate man vs. monster trophy photo. The 4m-plus saltwater crocodile, apparently shot dead and strung up by the jaws, towers over an unidentified farm worker near Innisfail’s South Johnstone River, in far north Queensland.

    He holds a rear claw of the giant predator in a throwback to trophy-hunting days.

    The young man appears to be dwarfed by the size and scale of the beast.

    Environment officials last night launched an investigation to confirm if the crocodile was the latest to be illegally killed — or if it was one of four crocs known to have been shot or caught on baited steel hooks two weeks ago.

  206. feelthebern

    The way they will sabotage Donny getting the Nobel Peace prize is by giving it to jointly to Rocket man and the PM of South Korea.

  207. Geriatric Mayfly

    For a period, Lake Eucumbene in the Snowy, supported a Biblical plague of yabbies. I have seen ‘enthusiasts’ fill large bin liner bags with tails only. How they harvested such huge numbers remains a mystery. One the Fisheries Department was also trying to solve with their regular patrols, looking for improvised buoys, which preceded the wonders of GPS.

  208. Tiny dancer

    Big corps paying into Cohen’s slush fund for access to the President, and then that slush fund money being used to pay off a porn star and a Playboy bunny for affairs plus an abortion, is all kinds of wrong.

    So you know they paid the money when he was president? Paying for abortions is wrong? You’re wrong m0ron, again.

  209. I know they did, that wasn’t my point, though was it?

  210. One dodgy NY lawyer pedalling interest.
    Zero proof anything access to the President came from it.

    A huge not for profit organisation, with direct lines from donors to business outcomes.
    Nothing to see here when it comes to the Clinton Foundation.

    AT&T got net neutrality passed and is in the middle of antitrust action, Korean Aerospace is about to win a billion dollar government contract.

    Trump just let ZTE off the hook in exchange for China investing in his hotels. He is not even hiding it any more. He is a crook.

  211. feelthebern

    Lets take all three examples as fact.
    What about the Clinton Foundation?

  212. Tel

    AT&T got net neutrality passed and is in the middle of antitrust action, Korean Aerospace is about to win a billion dollar government contract.

    Can you just explain what “net neutrality” is and which lawmaking process passed it? Thanks in advance!

  213. Rae

    No doubt the County Court staffer sacked after illegally accessing confidential material concerning the Cardinal Pell show-trial, has already been appointed to an even more lucrative position

    But in which Diocese? And will he/she receive a bonus if the trial is aborted?

  214. Percy Porcelain

    The ABC has refused to publicly disclose salaries despite Turnbull Government demands.

    Time the Oz approached the Adelaide ALPBC headquarters with a request for information about a totally unrelated matter. That’s the last lot of ALPBC “talent’s” were obtained.

    For an non-profit organisation that makes no sales, what kind of metrics does the ABC have for performance?

    The number of complaints received?

  215. Percy Porcelain

    ALPBC “talent’s” salaries, FFS …

  216. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2711839, posted on May 16, 2018 at 8:18 am
    It seems almost yesterday that payments to Cohen were a scandal.

    Uncle George paying a lawyer to do normal legal work is legal and ethical.

    Big corps paying into Cohen’s slush fund for access to the President, and then that slush fund money being used to pay off a porn star and a Playboy bunny for affairs plus an abortion, is all kinds of wrong.

    Took a long time for the talking points to come through.

    Spin doctor’s RDO?

  217. Boambee John

    m0nty at 0845

    AT&T got net neutrality passed and is in the middle of antitrust action, Korean Aerospace is about to win a billion dollar government contract.

    Uranium One, Secretary Clinton, Bill’s “soeaking fees” in Wussia familiar.

    Pot, meet Kettle.

  218. Boambee John

    Speaking fees, but mis-spelled “soaking” fees works too.

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Uncle George paying a lawyer to do normal legal work is legal and ethical.

    Uncle George is on the nose right now.

    Successful Hungarian pest control: Soros’ OSF moves to Berlin

    😀

  220. John Constantine

    Banning yabby pots in private waters sets a precedent.

    It is coming that control of farm runoff will extend from saving the barrier reef, to preventing blue green algae blooms in public inland waters.

    Once private dams can be protected from fertiliser and chemical runoff as well, chemical dependant cropping will become a real challenge.

    Comrades.

  221. Snoopy

    Where’s your proof that Avenatti’s millions came from George, Monty? The reality may be much more sinister. Prove the money didn’t come from the Clinton Foundation or a Clinton Foundation donor.

    Don’t whinge. You introduced here the concept of proving innocence.

  222. Eyrie

    “high density bedsit pods in their vertical people storage facilities and await further orders. ”
    aka Stack-A-Plebs.

  223. pete m

    m0nty
    #2711839, posted on May 16, 2018 at 8:18 am
    It seems almost yesterday that payments to Cohen were a scandal.
    Uncle George paying a lawyer to do normal legal work is legal and ethical.
    Big corps paying into Cohen’s slush fund for access to the President, and then that slush fund money being used to pay off a porn star and a Playboy bunny for affairs plus an abortion, is all kinds of wrong.

    Money for favours – where have I read about this before?

    RAKE

    sigh, every time!

  224. Where’s your proof that Avenatti’s millions came from George, Monty? The reality may be much more sinister. Prove the money didn’t come from the Clinton Foundation or a Clinton Foundation donor.

    LOL.

  225. H B Bear

    Subjective staff performance reviews at the ALPBC staff co-op. Sounds like taxpayer money for jam.

    Or just business as usual.

  226. thefrolickingmole

    Lets give them a state!
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/15/she-prayed-she-would-be-martyred-gaza-parents-mourn-their-dead

    At 14 years old, Wesal Sheikh Khalil had already made plans for her funeral. If Israeli troops were to shoot her during protests on the Gaza border, the Palestinian teenager had told her mother, she should be buried at the spot where she died or in the plot next to her grandfather’s grave.

    “She thought death was better than this life,” said Reem Abu Irmana a day after she lost her youngest daughter. “Every time she went to the demonstrations she prayed to God that she would be martyred.”


    Wesal’s 11-year-old brother Mohammed was with her when she was killed. He said she had been given wire cutters by other protesters and was shot in the head near the fence.

    So she was set up to be shot by whomever gave her the wire cutters.

  227. You know, you lot constantly reference the Clinton Foundation, but where is any evidence that they Foundation funds are used on anything other than charitable works? And don’t come at me with the lack of grants to other charities, that’s because the Foundation mostly operates its own programs, like helping those afflicted with malaria or HIV.

  228. Des Deskperson

    ‘The ACT Greens have called for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to become an “interim national institution,” ”

    I wonder what the ‘Traditional Owners’ of the ACT – currently the Ngunnawal People – think about this. My understanding is that there is good deal of resentment between the two groups, each vying, after all, for the coveted status of ‘Indigen0us victim’ .

    Last time I walked by the ‘Embassy’ – mid March, so still quite warm – it seemed to have shrunk considerably in both area and population. It was still syphoning off tax-payer funded electricity from a public junction box at the base of the George V memorial. Presumably the National Capital Authority know about this and have either sanctioned it or turned, as they say, a blind eye.

    I once saw a vicious fight break out there one morning among ‘diplomats’, one wielding a ‘didge. One ‘diplomat’ was chased off the premises, presumably declared ‘persona non grata’.

    Surprisingly, many Canberra ‘progressives’ and otherwise staunch reconciliationists hate the ‘Embassy’, maybe because it confronts their noble savage fantasies.

  229. JC

    Monster, Here’s some info for you to look at.

    The Clinton Foundation continues to be the subject of a great deal of controversy long after Hillary Clinton lost her election to Donald Trump.

    The most recent stems from the Obama administration’s controversial approval of a Russian company’s purchase of Uranium One. That purchase gave Russia control of 20% of the uranium in the United States.

    While that deal was under consideration, however, the Justice Department was investigating a series of criminal acts inside the U.S. committed by Russian nuclear officials, including bribery, extortion and racketeering.

    In addition, they uncovered evidence that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, creating the appearance, at least of a conflict of interest, since Hillary Clinton, who was then Secretary of State, signed off on the Uranium One purchase.

    When Hillary Clinton agreed to be Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term, she promised her distance from the Clinton Foundation. The foundation also agreed to limit foreign donations.

    Both agreements were for good reasons. Foreign officials and governments were big donors to the Clintons’ family foundation, and there were concerns in the Obama administration about conflicts of interest between the foundation and Hillary Clinton’s work at Secretary of State.

    But during the presidential campaign, evidence emerged that both Clinton and the foundation had failed to live up to those promises. Clinton and her top officials continued to have a cozy relationship with the foundation throughout her tenure at State, and evidence strongly suggest that Clinton was granting access and favors to major Clinton Foundation donors.

    In addition, the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of donations from foreign governments while Hillary was at State, including one that violated an ethics agreement it had with the Obama administration.

    The story came to light after the release of a groundbreaking book by Peter Schweizer — called “Clinton Cash” — which uncovered a serious of State Department decisions that appeared to favor big Clinton Foundation donors.

    Emails that emerged more recently made it clear that donors received special access and attention from Clinton and her top aides. An AP story found that more than half the private visitors Clinton received at State were donors to her family foundat

  230. Zatara

    Seems rocketman has cancelled talks with S.K. Check out lucianne.com

    The talks involved are the annual pissing contest held on the DMZ where the Norks whine about SK/US military exercises and the SK/US tell them to get stuffed.

    The Singapore talks are still on.

  231. H B Bear

    Surprisingly, many Canberra ‘progressives’ and otherwise staunch reconciliationists hate the ‘Embassy’, maybe because it confronts their noble savage fantasies.

    The ideal of the Noble Savage is best experienced in the abstract and not, say, the South Hedland car-park outside LiquorLand. Luckily for the denizens of the ACT Town Council this will remain their experience.

  232. Gary

    Surly I’m not the only one that sees m0nty shifting to another conspiracy when the previous falls apart.

    Well played Puppet Master.

  233. Rae

    The Clinton Foundation continues to be the subject of a great deal of controversy long after Hillary Clinton lost her election to Donald Trump

    Investor’s Business Daily, JC? Really?

    LOL. No wonder you didn’t link to the source of your quote.

  234. Snoopy

    You know, you lot constantly reference the Clinton Foundation, but where is any evidence that they Foundation funds are used on anything other than charitable works?

    Here’s a taste.

    Chelsea Clinton used the Clinton Foundation’s resources “for her wedding”, an aide to former US President Bill Clinton wrote in 2012, according to emails released by WikiLeaks.

    But of course the real problem with the Clinton Foundation is pay to play while Clinton was Secretary of State. Hence the private server.

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