Open Forum: May 26, 2018

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  1. Pete of Perth

    SNL, Lambie in the market for a man. Any takers?

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    SNL, Lambie in the market for a man. Any takers?

    No one could ever be that desperate.

  3. Pete of Perth

    The former first bloke maybe up for a shot.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Because if they try to escape, they will be punished by cousins who reckon they are getting above themselves and can track them down wherever they go.

    I’ve seen that happen. The “cousins” got together, and wrecked the fugitives house “cos you needn’t think you’re better then we are.”

  5. Habib

    Dr BG, the version I knew was
    There once was a vicar called Prings,
    Who spoke of God and such things,
    But his true desire
    Was a boy in the choir,
    With an arse like jelly on springs.

  6. Habib

    Grand mufti sounds like a brand name for a premium merkin. Amazingly accurate, isn’t it?

  7. cohenite

    Justice Geoffrey Marson who sentenced Tommy Robinson to 13 months in prison and imposed a reporting ban on it.

  8. OneWorldGovernment

    Once were warriors.

    They need inducting into The Australian Army and instructed by men that know men and then sent on overseas tours.

  9. cohenite

    Long I know but this is where the BRC gets interesting:

    Union grip on super funds must be broken

    Miranda Devine The Daily Telegraph May 27, 2018

    Like most uni students, my son works a variety of part-time jobs to support himself. His main sources of income have been labouring on building sites, coaching rugby and working in bars, for around $25 an hour. His employers also have had to pay 9.5 per cent of his wages as compulsory superannuation into the default funds associated with each industry, CBUS, HostPlus and NGS Super.

    Because he doesn’t earn much, his balance has been eaten away by fees, charges and premiums for life insurance he does not want and did not ask for.

    He keeps receiving urgent letters from CBUS telling him his insurance cover will be cancelled because his balance is too low, and inviting him to make additional contributions.

    “If we haven’t received a Superannuation Guarantee Contribution in six months and your balance drops below $1200 any Death and TPF cover will stop” warns CBUS ominously.

    Now, for a teenager, all this annoying bureaucracy effectively works as a tax on his meagre earnings. Compulsory superannuation makes him more expensive to hire but provides him with zero benefit.

    He has not seen a cent of the extra 9.5 per cent in wages his employers have paid. Whatever super hits his account is eroded by administration fees, charges and premiums, which are an average nine per cent impost on accounts with balances of $1000, according to Treasury analysis. And if he wanted to switch funds, he’d be slugged with an exit fee of around $70 — almost three hours of work.

    This theft from Australia’s lowest paid workers has just enriched the industry super funds and the companies which provide the useless insurance.

    Long overdue reforms in the latest budget include making insurance “opt-in” for workers aged under 25 and capping fees at 3 per cent for low-balance accounts.

    Of course, the industry super funds are railing against the changes, which stand to take $3 billion out of their pockets and back into worker’s pay checks.

    This is just one example of the opaque financial shenanigans of Australia’s $2.3 trillion superannuation industry which will soon come under scrutiny in the financial services royal commission.

    Just as the banks have been rumbled for rip-offs and poor governance so, too, will industry superfunds be exposed.

    Most disturbing is the tens of millions of dollars that are being sucked out of the retirement savings of workers and funnelled by industry super funds into trade unions — $60 million in the past decade and expected to rise to $22 million annually within the next.

    This money is used to fund political campaigns and self-serving lobbying operations. It is effectively a left-wing war chest for political activism.

    What we are seeing is the emergence of Australia’s first “SuperPac” — the equivalent of an American political campaign slush fund, former Liberal Party acting director Andrew Bragg, will say in a speech to today’s libertarian Friedman conference in Sydney.

    “Secret industry fund payments to unions are as shady as banks and insurers charging dead people for financial advice,” he says.

    “With union membership at less than 15 per cent of the workforce, most Australians have actively chosen not to support unions, yet almost all of us are supporting kickbacks to union campaigns through payments from industry super.”

    Because members have no idea where their money is going, Bragg has created a new searchable database, showing exactly how much each industry fund donates to each union.

    Access to the database will be available exclusively to Sunday Telegraph readers for the next 24 hours at http://www.andrewbragg.com/supercheck.

    Just enter the name of your industry super fund to find the value of its union donation.

    For instance, CBUS, the default superannuation fund for construction workers, has donated $13 million to the militant Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in the past decade.

    So, CBUS members have unwittingly helped pay the $15 million in fines imposed by the courts on the CFMEU for proven breaches of industrial law.

    They’ve helped pay the millions of dollars in legal fees clocked up by CFMEU boss John Setka to beat blackmail charges this month.

    They’ve helped pay the $11 million in donations the CFMEU has given to the Labor Party since 2000, and the $1.1 million the union donated to left wing activist group GetUp in 2010.

    Bragg’s database, compiled laboriously from mandatory disclosures to the Australian Electoral Commission, shows hospitality industry fund Host Plus has donated $7.5 million to unions, mostly to the powerful left-wing United Voice. TWU Super has paid more than $8 million, mainly to the TWU. Australian Super has paid almost $5 million to unions, including United Voice.

    Bragg says that the unions and industry superannuation lobby combine with GetUp and environmental “charity” groups to form a powerful, well-funded activist cabal

    to advance the interests of the broad political left, from campaigns against tax cuts or against conservative Liberal MPs in marginal seats.

    Law-abiding, non-unionised workers who are automatically signed up to an industry union like CBUS should at least be told how much of their hard-earned money is being donated to the trade union movement and why.

  10. DrBeauGan

    I expect there’s a lot of variants, Habib. King’s college Cambridge was notorious for it’s homos. Of whom John Maynard Keynes was one. So my version was apposite in my exchange with Stimpy.

  11. Steve trickler

    At 15 years of age, he was a cheeky shit stirrer.



  12. cohenite

    Once were warriors.

    The poor buggars have always been children. Children of nature. When the left finish destroying our society their skills may have purpose again.

  13. Oh come on

    I wonder how m0nty’s going to spin the American hostage released by Venezuela. It seems probable that this and the re-election (if you could call it that) of Maduro are linked. Here are the possibilities for subsequent US action, with m0nty’s response following each:

    1) US policy towards Venezuela hardens – Trump is a war criminal! He is refusing to seek a solution to alleviate the suffering of the Venezuelan people!

    2) US policy towards Venezuela softens – Trump’s a weakling! So stupid! Venezuela only has to throw a couple of crumbs his way and Trump buckles!

    3) US policy remains the same – Trump’s blown it! A once-in-a-generation chance to mend relations with Venezuela, flubbed disastrously by Trump!

  14. OneWorldGovernment

    cohenite
    #2721712, posted on May 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Once were warriors.

    The poor buggars have always been children. Children of nature. When the left finish destroying our society their skills may have purpose again.

    Ahh mate.

    I have cried for the waste of their lives.

    They need to own up to some home truths.

    But with help a team could be built.

    Seen it before.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Once were warriors.

    They need inducting into The Australian Army and instructed by men that know men and then sent on overseas tours.

    The Aboriginal soldiers, deployed on John Howard’s “intervention”, served as useful role models -“If you want to join our mob, well, you have to go to school, we won’t take you if you can’t read and write, you have to stay out of trouble with the cops…”

  16. Mindfree

    Again – this is her best

  17. OneWorldGovernment

    First was Venezuela.

    Now it’s Nicaragua.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44269498

  18. OneWorldGovernment

    Someone up thread posted a video of the Hawaiian volcanic eruptions with an over script that asked how much CO2 is being pumped into the air.

    Bruce of Newcastle can correct me if I am wrong but it is my understanding that NO, as in NIL, as in ZERO, contribution to atmospheric CO2 is attributed by the climate scammers from Volcanic emissions NOR fires of any kind up to and including bushfires.

  19. Habib

    Michael Caine’s not the only one who’s got it in for dyke pluggers.

  20. Oh noes, Monty! The assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division has been turned by Horowitz. That explains why he hasn’t resigned or been fired. They’re all trying to keep their arses out of jail. At the very least Obama personally approved Crossfire Hurricane.

    Tick, tock.

    Snoop, you are so deep in the weeds you can’t see past the pond scum.

    I wonder how m0nty’s going to spin the American hostage released by Venezuela.

    OCO, as with the NK release, it is good when political (or politicised) prisoners are released so well done to Bob Corker.

  21. OneWorldGovernment

    Mindfree

    Get with the current times.

  22. Boambee John

    Snoop, you are so deep in the weeds you can’t see past the pond scum.

    Is “pond scum” the latest descriptor for the Deep State?

  23. H B Bear

    SNL, Lambie in the market for a man. Any takers?

    Jeez I saw the promos for that. I would have thought Jacqui-Jacqui wouldn’t have any dignity left to lose.

    I was wrong.

  24. OneWorldGovernment

    No introduction needed.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Newspoll: Malcolm Turnbull builds lead over Bill Shorten as preferred PM

    The Australian
    9:30PM May 27, 2018
    Save

    Simon Benson
    National Affairs Editor
    Sydney
    @simonbenson

    Malcolm Turnbull has further extended his lead over Bill Shorten as the preferred Prime Minister as the government’s recent gains come to an end with the Coalition slipping back to trail Labor with a two-party preferred vote of 52 to 48.

    An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian reveals that the Labor leader continues to take a personal hit over the party’s citizenship crisis as he notches up the longest run of negative satisfaction ratings of any Opposition Leader, including Tony Abbott.

    The poll, the second taken since the Turnbull government handed down the budget on May 8, shows no gain for the government, with its primary vote slipping back a point to 38 per cent and level with Labor’s, which remained unchanged.

  26. stackja

    cohenite
    #2721709, posted on May 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Bernie Fraser?

  27. Confused Old Misfit

    OWG,
    One of the great artists in this genre of this, or any, century. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear this.

  28. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2721729, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    MT’s 33nd?

  29. OneWorldGovernment

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2721731, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    OWG,
    One of the great artists in this genre of this, or any, century. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear this.

    Same, same.

    From a long line of warriors.

  30. cohenite

    Bernie Fraser?

    BRC, banking royal commission. Should be financials.

  31. Steve trickler

    David Hoffman. Well done. History captured.



  32. OneWorldGovernment

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2721735, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Killin’ he Blues

    Thanks for that COM.

    Don’t think I’ve heard them before but great stuff.

    Will pursue more..

  33. OldOzzie

    The Dummies Guide To The Russia Collusion Hoax: Who, What, Where, When, & Why

    Authored by Roger Kimball via Spectator USA,

    For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

    How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors…

  34. Oh come on

    So lame, m0nty. So lame. What’s tragic is that you know it.

    Anyway, I wrote of the US response to the hostage release. Your range of reactions to the US’s next move I described above.

  35. OneWorldGovernment

    Steve trickler
    #2721737, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    David Hoffman. Well done. History captured.

    Steve t

    I grew up in an area of Australia that was Scots/Irish.

    Different time.

  36. Oh come on

    Steve, where did you find that footage from 1967 showing a televised national debate about race relations in the US? It was fascinating for many reasons.

    The US is an incredible country.

  37. OneWorldGovernment

    COM and ST

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In memory of the young lady, all those years ago, who threw my humble attentions over, for the high school football star. He went on to draw a long term in clink for various crimes, including fraud.

  39. Oh come on

    The technological feat itself was remarkable.

  40. Oh come on

    OldOzzie! Everest has been conquered! JFK shot! Berlin Wall toppled! A few newsflashes, just in case you missed ’em.

    You’re welcome.

  41. Snoopy

    Snoop, you are so deep in the weeds you can’t see past the pond scum.

    This is Monty who was here yesterday posting an accusation that the Trump administration was engaged in child trafficking while studiously ignoring Mueller’s deal to protect proven child sex trafficker and Crimton mate, Geoffrey Epstein.

  42. OneWorldGovernment

    OldOzzie
    #2721745, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Tommy Robinson Arrested Outside UK Court, Jailed For 13 Months As Judge Orders Orwellian Media Blackout

    yea,

    but when do the useless poms start burning law courts and police stations and treasury?

  43. OneWorldGovernment

    Guy Fawkes may yet have his revenge on the useless English elites.

  44. OneWorldGovernment

    When do Australians start burning down our communist so called universities and communist law courts?

  45. Habib

    Steve Earle is a particularly fuckwitted leftist buckethead, with one song to his name. The US and here is riddled with his kind, and they’re all insufferable dildos.

  46. Confused Old Misfit

    Copperhead Road +1000!

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When do Australians start burning down our communist so called universities and communist law courts?

    Good friends of my family – – now gone to God – escaped Hungary, in 1956, in the best Scarlett Pimpernel tradition, hiding under a cartload of potatoes. They said the bravest lady they ever met was the old peasant lady, driving the cart. The Soviet soldiers, at the border checkpoint, proposed running their bayonets, into the load “just to make sure there’s nothing there that shouldn’t be there.”

    She replied, with great dignity, “These are the first of the new season’s potatoes, and you will ruin them by running your bayonets into them?” The soldiers laughed, and said “On your way, Grandmother.”

    Said friends of the family could never understand how anyone in Australia could ever be stupid enough, to believe in Communism.

  48. Anyway, I wrote of the US response to the hostage release. Your range of reactions to the US’s next move I described above.

    Words can not describe how little I care.

  49. Snoopy

    Steve Earle – from The Grauniad 2017:

    After seven marriages and a near fatal heroin habit, the great singer-songwriter is now single, sober and interested only in caring for his autistic son. He talks about death threats, blowing $1,000 a day on drugs – and being an incorrigible romantic

    I think we can agree the man is fuckwit of epic proportions.

  50. Mindfree

    OWG

    yeah nice but not interested

  51. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    The country doesn’t make a single thing. Everywhere you go it’s self serve. Surely most of the programming is either already done or done by Indians.
    What the hell is everyone doing at work?
    What the fuck do all these people do all day?

    They have jobs with titles like Chief Culture Officer and preside over the Knowledge and Capabilities Team.

    They are in “Workplace Safety” and visit random workplaces to inspect that the lines are drawn in the loading yard properly and the walkways have the proper signage.

    They run courses on forklift certification, because what used to be a one-off half day course and you’re licensed forever is now a week of theory and prac at a specially set up training organisation and your licence is good for two years, so you need regular refreshers.

    Now is a great time to be a TAFE teacher.

  52. Oh come on

    Steve Earle is a particularly fuckwitted leftist buckethead, with one song to his name. The US and here is riddled with his kind

    Plenty in the UK, too. We were discussing Bob Geldof earlier. Amazing how far these xunts can get.

  53. OldOzzie

    Oh come on
    #2721747, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    OldOzzie! Everest has been conquered! JFK shot! Berlin Wall toppled! A few newsflashes, just in case you missed ’em.

    You’re welcome.

    OCO

    I normally don’t get into a peeing match on who can go highest up the wall

    Know all about Tommy Robinson over many days – Surprisingly I do read.

    The reason for the Zero Hedge post on Tommy Robinson, was that the case has reached past the normal US Conservative sites like Breibart Big Governement. into a more US mainstream blog

  54. Oh come on

    Now is a great time to be a TAFE teacher.

    You’d think that but all the TAFEs are being wound up. Now is a great time to get your Cert IV in Aged Care or Special Needs. That’s where the future grunt work is.

  55. Oh come on

    OldOzzie, thanks for the update.

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2721758, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Here’s another one for OWG et al!

    Love it.

    Intro reminded me of ‘wipeout’.

  57. Habib

    He could fuckwit in international competition.

  58. Snoopy

    Racist Australian hotel owner rips off ethnic employees on 457 visas.

    Two Malaysian workers of Chinese descent in Australia on temporary visas were deliberately exploited, underpaid and discriminated against by a Tasmanian hotel operator because of their race, a Federal Circuit Court judge has ruled.

    Wait, what!

    In the case, the ombudsman proved that Chang Yen Chang — who owned the Scamander Beach Resort Hotel on Tasmania’s east coast until 2014 — treated husband and wife Malaysian employees Kien Hoong Loh and Kah Yoon Low differently to Australian staff by underpaying them more than $28,000.

    I’m shocked.

  59. Oh come on

    The NDIS – it’s totally fucked and it’s gunna take alotta people to fix it. And run it.

    Centrelink will be abolished, for starters. Centrelink ‘clients’ will be reclassified as ‘disabled’ and fall under the aegis of the NDIS, which will be rebranded. The majority of the remaining workforce will attend to the needs of the clients.

  60. Confused Old Misfit

    OWG,
    Glad you could enjoy it! Sometimes I think music is all there is. There is so much talent out there! I wish i had a bit!

  61. Steve trickler

    Ha!

    Gold.

    You can not make this up.



  62. OneWorldGovernment

    ZK2A

    love that Harry Nilsson song.

    I have a Del Shannon record, “Hats off to Larry”.

    I am so glad the HS chick I was with left me because she became a real toe rag and the poor bugger that married her made it work by working Bass Straight oil rigs.

  63. Oh come on

    Give us your fookin’ money!

    Bob Geldof at the OG Live Aid.

    Ought to be a liberty quote.

  64. OneWorldGovernment

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2721770, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    OWG,
    Glad you could enjoy it! Sometimes I think music is all there is. There is so much talent out there! I wish i had a bit!

    COM

    Music and Science Fiction!

    I have no music per se but one time in a pub in Launceston I accompanied, I did ask beforehand, a 3 member group on my Hoener Harmonica.

    I had a good night and what thrilled me was the publican, whom I’d only met a few times, saying he should pay me instead of the band.

    Never did it again.

    LOL

  65. Oh come on

    Gold.

    You can not make this up.

    I don’t know. The US concern here sounds naive only in that it assumed communist infiltration of US media would be technological, via some hare-brained blue sky project of the type the US used to embark upon with alacrity, and sometimes with enormous success. Soviet propaganda designed to erode the foundations of US society was spread via human contact at the commanding heights of US culture. This turned out to be a slow burn, and the USSR collapsed under the weight of its own internal contradictions before the impacts of its propaganda campaign bore fruit. Harvest time is now.

  66. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2721774, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:35 pm
    I have no music per se but one time in a pub in Launceston I accompanied, I did ask beforehand, a 3 member group on my Hoener Harmonica.

    I had a good night and what thrilled me was the publican, whom I’d only met a few times, saying he should pay me instead of the band.

    Never did it again.

    By saying that, the band must’ve been really lousy.

  67. OneWorldGovernment

    Re Steve Earl.

    I’m not defending his politics nor life choices.

    I wouldn’t even piss on The Beatles nor The Stones if they were on fire.

    The likes of a Bob Geldorf is a piece of filth.

  68. Steve trickler

    Going back in time is fantastic.



  69. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2721776, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Never did it again.

    By saying that, the band must’ve been really lousy.

    LOL

    Pretty sad that I can lift the performance of a group.

    Mind you in various previous lives I have been involved with muso’s.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ZK2A

    love that Harry Nilsson song.

    Did used to enjoy Harry Nilsson, back in the day.

  71. OneWorldGovernment

    I don’t know what happened to her but I purchased her CD when it first came out.

    Should be played every where.

  72. Pete of Perth

    Made Aeroplane orange jelly tonight. Followed the instuctions an all. Tomorrow’s challenge, cuppa soup.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I don’t know what happened to her but I purchased her CD when it first came out.

    Tracy Chapman? Free razor blades, with every song…

  74. Habib

    She got fatter, stupider, and more marxist. Another tin-eared pain in the arse.

  75. Habib

    “Aeroplane Jelly” sounds like the perfect euphemistic code word for the operation to reduce the amount of leftism in the country by utilising gravitational acceleration. The end result would be gelatinous, and created via aircraft.

  76. Confused Old Misfit

    Once upon a time long long ago in a land far, far away I played a piano and a guitar in a college group.
    Since then I’ve mixed and lit performance groups from pub bars to Harry Belafonte and Isaac Stern concert halls.
    But I never could get over wanting to have the talent to really make an instrument really, really sing.

  77. Habib

    Can’t make one sing but I can make it’s bloody eyes water. And listeners ears bleed. Bridged HiWatts into 4x12s are basically weaponised.

  78. OneWorldGovernment

    Steve trickler
    #2721779, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Going back in time is fantastic.

    Steve t

    See if you can find video of the Hard Hat Riot in New York.

  79. Confused Old Misfit

    Rock on Habib! I’m so old I miss my 15″ Altec Lansings!

  80. Habib

    Altecs are good but you can’t beat Celestions. Cerwin Vegas are the gear for bass bins.

  81. Steve trickler

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2721790, posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:11 am
    Steve trickler
    #2721779, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Going back in time is fantastic.

    Steve t

    See if you can find video of the Hard Hat Riot in New York.

    How about you do it. ( :

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Habib
    #2721787, posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:07 am </blockquote

    Habib, as an ex Airfield Defence Guard, I've got my name upon the trophy shied at Amberly as someone who topped their course. Just remind me who your course corporal was, if you don't mind?

    Habib, as an ex

  83. Bruce in WA

    Gout still playing up.
    Three Oxycodone doing a bloody fabbo job on the pain, but.

    Gout? Get cholgout or lengout or an equivalent. Ignore the instructions — take two in the am, followed by one more about 4 hours later. Then, if needed, one every morning.

    Drink heaps of water and beware: they may/can/do cause diarrhoea.

    Also, remind yourself that gout is related to a propensity for kidney stones …

  84. OneWorldGovernment

    Steve trickler
    #2721795, posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:26 am

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2721790, posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:11 am
    Steve trickler
    #2721779, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Going back in time is fantastic.

    Steve t

    See if you can find video of the Hard Hat Riot in New York.

    How about you do it. ( :

    Forgive me.

    I thought you were a human being and had some talent to find old videos.

    But by your answer you are just a sock of DRibble Shit from Perth.

    I actually tried to find it and if you would care to check the Hard Hats were accompanied by those folk that worked in the NY Stock Exchange.

    You put up the video smart arse.

    The Hard Hat Riot beat the shit out of your dick licker president obama’s mates.

    Found a clip you piece of filth.

  85. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce in WA
    #2721799, posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:48 am

    https://youtu.be/rJO7lJIxG10

    One of the chosen One’s.

  86. Steve trickler

    Great stuff OneWorldGovernment. Satire.

    I like the cut of your jib.

    I’ll flip a coin in your direction when you hit the streets.

  87. OneWorldGovernment

    How is Australia’s Queer Military Leadership and Secret Service Deep State getting it on?

    Donald Trump Spends 90 Minutes Shaking Hands with Hundreds of Naval Academy Grads
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/25/amazing-video-president-trump-shakes/

    The filth from American ABC tried to make a joke of it.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/president-trump-at-annapolis.php

  88. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce in WA
    #2721806, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:10 am

    https://youtu.be/gonKhSIBP54

    Never saw the movie but like the theme.

    Thank you.

  89. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce in WA
    #2721808, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:17 am

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viLAn9rTVD4&w=1458&h=820%5D

    LOL

    I grew up on the edge of a Soldier Settlement scheme.

    One of the blokes was an actual participant in the whole Dam Busters thingy.

    Silly old b would jump in one of his bi-planes and ‘zoom’ us from time to time.

  90. Bruce in WA

    Never saw the movie but like the theme.

    Thank you.

    My pleasure for a wet Sunday night.

  91. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation…They went back home in tatters!
    10:41pm · 27 May 2018 · Twitter for iPhone

    This is sumptuous, a feast for the weary traveller. Just the sort of stuff that Nixon would have sobbed to the paintings while holding an empty bottle of Jack Daniels.

    I like how he had the patience to type out the periods and commas for D.C. That shows commitment to the craft through his veil of hot tears.

  92. OneWorldGovernment

    Steve trickler
    #2721807, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Great stuff OneWorldGovernment. Satire.

    I like the cut of your jib.

    I’ll flip a coin in your direction when you hit the streets.

    Glad to know Steve t

    I often sit down next to blokes that are doing it hard and listen to their stories.

    I will appreciate you chucking a coin my way so I can give it to them.

    You grew up safe I presume.

  93. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2721813, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:31 am
    That shows commitment to the craft through his veil of hot tears.

    Not half as much as you do M0nty.

    If only you’d turn your talent to serve good instead of evil.
    (h/t M Smart)

  94. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2721813, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Hey you communist.

    Did you ever meet a swagman?

    People that had been so fucked over by life, the universe and everything that they just split.

    Not drug addicts. Not criminals.

    Prepared to work but couldn’t stay in one place.

  95. Mark A

    (h/t M Smart)
    Should that be “stolen” from M Smart?
    Whatever, you get the gist of it.

  96. Did you ever meet a swagman?

    If I ever did, I did not recognise him or her as such.

  97. Those tattered, devastated, destroyed Trumpkin apparatchiks. O the humanity.

    This is already a glorious day.

  98. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce in WA
    #2721812, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Never saw the movie but like the theme.

    Thank you.

    My pleasure for a wet Sunday night.

    You barzteds always get the Flanneries.

  99. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2721818, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Did you ever meet a swagman?

    If I ever did, I did not recognise him or her as such.

    I guess communists never recognise the forgotten people.

  100. I did some work in my younger years with my late uncle who was a social worker in the Geelong area, OWG. Plenty of downtrodden people among his clients, but I guess his job was not to forget them.

  101. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2721818, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Did you ever meet a swagman?

    If I ever did, I did not recognise him or her as such.

    I don’t think they frequent the capital cities much.

    I have met a few modern day swaggies on the farm.
    Four wheel drive an all camping gear. Good workers for short spells but keep your eyes on stuff.

    My brother is running the farms now, can’t say if the swaggies are still around.
    Bound to be, this is a way of life for some people no matter what age we are living in.
    Human nature hardly, if ever changes.

    They know where and when to find a friendly place and employment, word of mouth.

  102. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2721822, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:51 am

    I did some work in my younger years with my late uncle who was a social worker in the Geelong area, OWG. Plenty of downtrodden people among his clients, but I guess his job was not to forget them.

    Down in the ol Sandpipers stomping ground.

    Not that I knew them but many of my relations played for Geelong over the years. Last one was about 1959.

    What area of Geelong did your uncle work?

  103. What area of Geelong did your uncle work?

    He worked for the Salvos – he was a Catholic but the Salvos hire more social workers. Most of his clients were in the poorer northern suburbs, but they were from all about the town.

  104. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2721823, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:56 am

    LOL

    No offence meant but you have been a bit of a drifter in that you move from job to job even while working for the same firm.

    It was pretty desolate where I grew up, even if only a bit over a couple of hundred miles North (NNW) of you, so any bloke that rocked up carrying his swag was reasonably genuine.

    They always got a feed and a cup of tea and a few odds and sods to take with them from Mum or my Grandmother.

    I have wandered a bit in my trade.

  105. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty
    #2721825, posted on May 28, 2018 at 2:14 am

    What area of Geelong did your uncle work?

    He worked for the Salvos – he was a Catholic but the Salvos hire more social workers. Most of his clients were in the poorer northern suburbs, but they were from all about the town.

    Thanks m0nty

    Just asking.

    I was taught at a Jesuit Boarding School but the Jesuits are a pack of communists these days.

    My great grandmother is buried in the Geelong Cemetery somewhere but one of her son’s chucked a seed on the coffin and there is supposed to be a huge tree there now.

    I have a couple of brothers and an Aunt and her family that moved down to Geelong over the last 40 years.

    They are doing all right.

  106. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2721827, posted on May 28, 2018 at 2:30 am

    I was taught at a Jesuit Boarding School but the Jesuits are a pack of communists these days.

    Point me to a time they weren’t? They hatched the blooming ideology in the first place.

    I’m more settled now and if the new job comes through then it will see me out till retirement, in one place, no more traveling. Will mean permanent stay in Europe until retirement, but I think we can cope with it.

  107. Mark A

    Morning Tom, ready with the goodies?

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Nothing wrong with Sean Delonas today

  109. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Tom

  110. Mark A

    Good effort Tom.
    (just saying “Thanks Tom” gives a replicate message error, strange)

  111. None

    I like how he had the patience to type out the periods and commas for D.C. That shows commitment to the craft through his veil of hot tears.

    Too. Early. In. The. Morning. For. Giggle. Fits.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ramirez’s first one is a work of art right down to the coffee cups and tats!

  113. zyconoclast

    Bruce in WA
    #2721806, posted on May 28, 2018 at 1:10 am
    https://youtu.be/gonKhSIBP54

    The music from The Mission is whey the movie is remembered.

    Ennio Morricone was a genius.

  114. Herodotus

    The BBC’s Heart & Soul program – sometimes it’s about religion – went to Canada to do a story somewhat reminiscent of an Australian fake news one.
    It’s alleged that native Canadian children were stolen from their homes and placed in schools run by the churches where they were abused.
    “All we want is an apology” said one. “From the Pope”.
    Yes, that will fix it. Just like it did here.
    As Calli would say, “snort!”

  115. Tom

    ABC, HRC, AAT: Shut. It. Down. Fire. Them. All:

    DECISIONS to cancel the visas of two serial armed robbers, an accused child sex offender and a prolific burglar were recently overturned by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

    The Herald Sun is revealing the latest controversial AAT rulings on the day about 300 AAT members and staff are jetting off on a $600,000 taxpayer-funded junket to the luxury Novotel Twin Waters resort on the Sunshine Coast.

    Three of the four men saved by the AAT would otherwise have been deported after delegates for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton cancelled their visas.

    In the fourth case, AAT member Kira Raif gave German-born teacher’s aid Puig Rademacher his bridging visa back on May 10 so his application for a permanent partner visa could be heard.

    A delegate for Mr Dutton cancelled Mr Rademacher’s bridging visa in January after he was charged with three counts of indecent treatment of a child and two drug offences.

    On May 16, former Labor Senator and now senior AAT member Linda Kirk overturned decisions made by Mr Dutton’s delegate to cancel the visas of serial armed robbers Teak Curran and Lewis Burton.

    Ms Kirk did so in the case of US-born armed robber Curran despite finding Curran’s many offences involved violence and there “is a risk of the applicant continuing to reoffend”.

    Curran was jailed in 2012 for 10 years for a series of armed robberies, including one in which he threatened a convenience store owner with a knife and said “give me your money, open the safe or I will kill you”.

    In several other armed robberies he used a Taser on male and female staff in various shops, including tasering one victim seven times.

    Burton also used a screwdriver to stab another victim in the back and chest, telling the AAT he had the screwdriver with him because it was what he used to clean out the pipe he used for smoking ice.

    He also asked the AAT not to allow his deportation because “America is a much more dangerous country than here”.

    British-born Burton has been convicted of a string of offences between 1996 and last year, including several armed robberies, assaulting a prison officer and drug possession and dealing.

    In 2001 he robbed three service stations and a video store and used a chair, a knife and a meat cleaver to threaten the victims.

    He committed two more armed robberies in 2009 and in 2014 he was jailed for five years after he held up a bottle shop by threatening the attendant with a broken bottle and telling him “open the till or I’ll shove this in your face”.

    Burton assaulted a prison officer last year and was jailed for a further four months.

    He has failed drug tests while in Villawood immigration detention centre and told the AAT he used ice while in Villawood and that while he has been incarcerated illegal drugs have been “readily available”.

    BTW, Apart from being an ex-Liars Senator, Linda Kirk is a friend of the Lying Slapper. Here’s a happy frightbat snap of them.

  116. Baldrick

    Nothing wrong with Sean Delonas today

    Just don’t ask Sean about his anti-Semitism, he gets rather defensive –

    You’re blocked
    You can’t follow or see @seandelonas’s Tweets.

  117. notafan

    Not all Jesuits were, or are, communists.

  118. cohenite

    Nothing wrong with Sean Delonas today

    He hates Trump. Look at Trump’s hands in the cartoon and the bear is about to eat Trump.

  119. calli

    Love the Zanetti. Almost Leakian, without the finesse.

    The Delonas composition is clever too, even though the point has already been made.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Keeping up the tradition:

    SAS pose as SHEEP FARMERS before unleashing hell on Jihadi terror camp

    BRITISH Special Forces wiped out 20 jihadis and an entire jihadi terrorist training camp while posing as sheep farmers in a daring undercover raid in an ISIS-held area of Afghanistan.

    The March operation was reported after intelligence experts combed through northern Afghanistan to find the bases.

    Members of the terrorist group Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) had initially launched raids against the Afghan army and police units.

    The soldiers killed six jihadis before a deadly shot was returned, promoting US forces to funnel in back-up which triggered a battle lasting hours.

    Jihadis refused to surrender and regrouped, the insider said, adding there was a period of around 30 minutes that the extremists had the upper hand before the air strikes were called in.

    The teams were given a 30-second warning before missiles annihilated the base and the jihadis it housed.

    The insider added: “When the smoke cleared the jihadis were virtually all dead.

    Maybe we should get them to take on the green activists stalking the live sheep export trade.

  121. calli

    Just don’t ask Sean about his anti-Semitism

    You don’t need to scratch hard, Balders. Israel is the thing that gets people you thought were perfectly normal foaming, daylight then Trump. Pell is there too, but way down the Derangement Pole.

  122. OldOzzie

    Good choices today Tom

    but Miguel Cordova wins – sums up the US Main Stream Media and Democrats superbly

  123. calli

    Another negative Newspoll. Is this 31 or 32?

  124. Snoopy

    Not all Jesuits were, or are, communists.

    True. Some are like Frank Brennan. Socialist gay marriage advocates.

  125. OldOzzie

    Monaco win ‘redemption’ for 2016 loss – Ricciardo

    “I finally feel like the redemption has arrived.” Two years ago, Daniel Ricciardo stoodheartbroken on the Monaco podium after victory was cruelly snatched from him by a botched pit stop. This year, his infectious smile was back as he clinched a sensational victory despite a power problem.

  126. EvilElvis

    Tom
    #2721854, posted on May 28, 2018 at 7:26 am
    ABC, HRC, AAT: Shut. It. Down. Fire. Them. All

    Useless, unproductive women who obviously have some fetish for the criminal element. A machete needs taking to the whole bush.

  127. EvilElvis

    Poor choice of words. Obviously the Emily listers would need a machete to trim the bush. Onwards, sisters!

  128. Baldrick

    TheirABC’s latest star recruit and the Friendship Police:

    Osman Faruqi ✔ @oz_f
    Don’t trust people in Sydney who exclusively have white friends imo. You have to work hard to maintain that in a city like this, shows something is up

  129. cynical1

    “All we want is an apology”

    Which becomes an admission of guilt and arouses the ambulance chasers.

  130. Not all Jesuits were, or are, communists

    Joseph Koterski and Avery Dulles spring to mind.

  131. BrettW

    How about “don’t trust people in Sydney who have exclusively non-white friends”.

    Osman Faruqi is the ideal ABC employee. His loyalty is to a certain ethnic group.

  132. John Constantine

    If your social media accounts are under quota for activists, that will be evidence at your show trial that you lacked the political awareness to self critique and progress Big Australia and are guilty of thoughtcrimes.

    Comrades.

  133. Eyrie

    “When the smoke cleared the jihadis were virtually all dead”
    And we shot dead the ones who weren’t.

  134. cohenite

    Tommy Robinson still in jail, muslim rape gangs still subject to censorship on reporting, interesting montage of newspaper covers.

  135. calli

    Osman Faruqi ✔ @oz_f
    Don’t trust people in Sydney who exclusively have white friends imo. You have to work hard to maintain that in a city like this, shows something is up

    Is it okay to have Chinese friends, Osman? They’re white. Or am I still suspect? And of what exactly?

  136. John Constantine

    Let he without a full quota of transsexual and jooodaic. And Hindu and Chinese Friends cast the first stone.

    Got to work hard to avoid that diversity in Sydney.

  137. Geriatric mayfly

    A time warp that has lasted 1400 years. More at lucianne.com

    WHY DOES THE ISLAMIC WORLD LAG BEHIND?
    The passing of Bernard Lewis last week at the age of 101 recalls to mind perhaps his most famous book title about the Muslim world, What Went Wrong? But maybe a successor of sorts has been found in Duke University economist Timur Kuran, who has a long article forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Literature that paints a pretty bleak picture of the economic and social structure of Islamic nations. Just check out the abstract of the article, which is bland in language but harsh in its conclusions:
    Islam and Economic Performance: Historical and Contemporary Links
    Timur Kuran
    Abstract. This essay critically evaluates the analytic literature concerned with causal connections between Islam and economic performance. It focuses on works since 1997, when this literature was last surveyed. Among the findings are the following: Ramadan fasting by pregnant women harms prenatal development; Islamic charities mainly benefit the middle class; Islam affects educational outcomes less through Islamic schooling than through structural factors that handicap learning as a whole; Islamic finance hardly affects Muslim financial behavior; and low generalized trust depresses Muslim trade. The last feature reflects the Muslim world’s delay in transitioning from personal to impersonal exchange. The delay resulted from the persistent simplicity of the private enterprises formed under Islamic law. Weak property rights reinforced the private sector’s stagnation by driving capital out of commerce and into rigid waqfs. Waqfs limited economic development through their inflexibility and democratization by restraining the development of civil society. Parts of the Muslim world conquered by Arab armies are especially undemocratic, which suggests that early Islamic institutions, including slave-based armies, were particularly critical to the persistence of authoritarian patterns of governance. States have contributed themselves to the persistence of authoritarianism by treating Islam as an instrument of governance. As the world started to industrialize, non-Muslim subjects of Muslim-governed states pulled ahead of their Muslim neighbors by exercising the choice of law they enjoyed under Islamic law in favor of a Western legal system.

  138. calli

    On that newspaper montage, I thought one said “Muslim Thugs Burn Puppies”.

    Now if they did that, the largely castrated population would soon find their mojo.

  139. OldOzzie

    German conservative MP Petr Bystron announced on Sunday that he is offering the political prisoner asylum.

    “Tommy Robinson is a political prisoner, whose life is in clear and pressing danger. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is granted political asylum,” Bystron’s office said in a statement provided to The Gateway Pundit.

    “As we know, German asylum laws are applied very liberally. Since 2012, 1.8 million mostly economic migrants have come to Germany under these asylum laws, even though they were not actually persecuted politically,” said Bystron, who himself came to Germany as a political refugee from Communism when he was 16.

    The statement continued on to say that Robinson is an actual victim of political persecution and that he is appealing to the German Federal Government, the German Foreign Office, the European Union and all human rights organizations — including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch — to step in and fight for his freedom and grant him asylum in Germany.

  140. None

    Osman Faruqi  @oz_f
    Don’t trust people in Sydney who exclusively have white friends imo. You have to work hard to maintain that in a city like this, shows something is up

    maybe some people prefer personal hygiene and civil company instead of race baiters like Faruqi?

  141. OldOzzie

    Swift Injustice: The Case of Tommy Robinson

    0 The swiftness with which injustice was meted out to Tommy Robinson is stunning. No, more than that: it is terrifying.

    – Without having access to his own lawyer, Robinson was summarily tried and sentenced to 13 months behind bars. He was then transported to Hull Prison.

    – Meanwhile, the judge who sentenced Robinson also ordered British media not to report on his case. Newspapers that had already posted reports of his arrest quickly took them down. All this happened on the same day.

    In Britain, rapists enjoy the right to a full and fair trial, the right to the legal representation of their choice, the right to have sufficient time to prepare their cases, and the right to go home on bail between sessions of their trial. No such rights were offered, however, to Tommy Robinson.

  142. Percy Popinjay

    Osman Faruqi

    Poor ol’ Arkers has popped his clogs and that inbred goat fondling imbecile is still alive. There’s no justice in this world.

  143. Tom

    … he is appealing to the German Federal Government, the German Foreign Office, the European Union and all human rights organizations — including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch — to step in and fight for his freedom and grant him asylum in Germany.

    *crickets*

  144. Percy Popinjay

    Can’t make one sing but I can make it’s bloody eyes water. And listeners ears bleed.

    Habib, you magnificent bastard – Rock ‘n’ Roll!

  145. OneWorldGovernment

    Geriatric mayfly
    #2721886, posted on May 28, 2018 at 8:32 am

    A time warp that has lasted 1400 years. More at lucianne.com

    WHY DOES THE ISLAMIC WORLD LAG BEHIND?

    check the comments under that article at Powerline.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/why-does-the-islamic-world-lag-behind.php

  146. OldOzzie

    Good Day for OZ – besides Dan Ricciardo winning Monaco F1 GP,

    Indy 500: Will Power wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500

    The 37-year-old Australian did just that in a dominant performance for Team Penske

  147. Rae

    Compare the pair:

    DrBeauGan #2716997, posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Sure, None …

    So I would like to know just how deranged Delonas is; just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged?

    The twitter roach then tweeted to Sean Delonas:

    Ba1drick (Dragon Energy) @Ba1drick
    Replying to @seandelonas
    Are you just anti-Netanyahu deranged or the full baby-eating deranged?
    Asking for a friend.

    Delonas, who clearly reads the Cat, replied:

    sean delonas @seandelonas
    Replying to @Ba1drick
    @Ba1drick, How do you find meaning in your life? Do you have any thoughts that are your own, or you just repeat what other people say? Asking for a friend.
    9:00am · 23 May 2018 ·

    Todays update. Delonas has placed a value on tweets from the Twitter roach with the failed 4 way brain bypass:

    You’re blocked
    You can’t follow or see @seandelonas’s Tweets.

  148. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Could someone who has access to Facebook write down a few of those newspaper headlines about Tommy for those of us who don’t belong to it and don’t want to? I’d really like to know what the English press are headlining, it looked interesting for the two seconds Facebook left it on my screen before urging me in.

  149. John Constantine

    Why don’t we analyse the personal social media accounts of all their much loved ABC staff, and see how many small businesspeople and returned men and trades they contact?.

    Now their ABC has made it an issue to examine friend quotas as evidence of thoughtcrimes, will we see revealed a thought bubble echochamber of godless hippy commo druggy meatless activists growing like an abcfungus on the billion a year of taxpayer cash?.

    Comrades?.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    Good Day for OZ – besides Dan Ricciardo winning Monaco F1 GP,

    Indy 500: Will Power wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500

    The 37-year-old Australian did just that in a dominant performance for Team Penske

    And Shane Watson scored 117n.o in the IPL Final.

  151. Baldrick

    Tally-ho! Bombs away.
    Jolly good show, what? Right over the target.
    Time to head home boys for tea and crumpets.

  152. John Constantine

    What happens if Putin offers Tommy refugee status to protect him from political persecution and Death at the hands of their British State?.

  153. John Constantine

    Anybody asked frankenstabby what Australia’s foreign policy is on the Tommy issue?.

  154. H B Bear

    Onya Watto. I never doubted you for a minute.

  155. egg_

    Osman Faruqi ✔ @oz_f
    Don’t trust people in Sydney who exclusively have white friends

    Another swarthy hypocrite who traded up to a white girlfriend?
    When these luba lips grow a beard, they look like a vag.

  156. lotocoti

    If something like 15% of the global population is “white”, why is Osman Faruqi picking on a minority?

  157. woolfe

    OsMAN looks like the ideal replacement for Tim Soferwhaterver. Though should probably change name to Ozperson.

  158. calli

    Software question. Have any Cats used Photostory Deluxe? I’m still dithering about a slideshow generator* and this one popped up.

    * with the intention of entertaining the family, not boring them to death

  159. thefrolickingmole

    Unfunny fat feminist comedian (alleged) decides Kevin “Bloody” Wilson & other famous comedians arent funny because shes a fat unfunny lesbian therefore the barb of jokes.

    She offers this as proof they arent funny anymore.

    And yet somehow, even without their genius, comedy in Australia is thriving. Comedy festivals around the country are flourishing

    Yet still need those sweet, sweet subsidies…

    Political correctness isn’t killing comedy. Scared old stagnant comedians are
    Rebecca Shaw

  160. calli

    Good get, Woolfe.

    Don’t trust people in Sydney who have cis-style first names. Nor unintentionally rude surnames.

    It shows something is up.

  161. egg_

    Unfunny fat feminist comedian

    There are many Frightbats doing ‘comedy’ on Aunty, the only way they can make a living?

  162. Some History

    New Thread. Exit in an orderly manner, please.

  163. Snoopy

    There are many Frightbats doing ‘comedy’ on Aunty, the only way they can make a living?

    Well pron is out of the question.

  164. egg_

    @oz_fugly
    #diversideequotaforfriends
    #friendpolice

  165. johanna

    Toowoomba boy wins the Indy 500 – the pinnacle of US car racing:

    “Can’t believe I came all the way from Toowoomba to be a professional driver and I never expected to be here,” screamed Power.

    Well done, that man (Will Power). Also Riccardello, F1 champion.

    It’s a small consolation in a world where we mostly punch below our weight.

  166. cohenite

    Could someone who has access to Facebook write down a few of those newspaper headlines about Tommy for those of us who don’t belong to it and don’t want to? I’d really like to know what the English press are headlining, it looked interesting for the two seconds Facebook left it on my screen before urging me in.

    Video of Tommy arrest:

    https://www.facebook.com/redpillfactory/videos/645945285777678/UzpfSTEwMDAxNDA3MzM3Njg2NjoxNjQ2MDQwODc1NTE1Mzc1/

    Summary:

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12378/tommy-robinson-injustice

  167. EvilElvis;

    Useless, unproductive women who obviously have some fetish for the criminal element. A machete needs taking to the whole bush.

    Do you mean a razor being taken to the hole bush, or something more sinister?

  168. EvilElvis

    So many places to go there, Winston, so little time. Haha

  169. johanna

    Fauxfacts gushes about how the meanie banks actually expect people to be responsible for their loans, same goes for guarantors. Apparently, if you can’t say no to a relative who wants you to put up your house as a guarantee, it is the bank’s fault.

    Hun, you didn’t lose everything ‘at the stroke of a pen.’ You made a series of bad decisions, and now blame others for the consequences. Not only that, you and the dickheads at Fauxfacts believe that other bank customers, and shareholders, should pay out of their pockets for your stupidity.

    I’m not saying that the banks are innocent, but the notion that just because someone can’t say no to his/her children, the consequences should be a financial burden on others is pernicious and infuriating.

  170. Evilelvis, I quite often throw out straight lines to see who picks them up and runs with them.

  171. stackja

    Former union official admits he was ‘a bagman’, says others were involved
    3 HOURS AGO
    ALAN JONES

    A former union official is angry more than 30 fraud charges against him have been dropped by a Perth court.

    The case relates to the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a union slush fund in the 90s.

    Ralph Blewitt has admitted his involvement as “purely a bagman” but is annoyed charges were suddenly dropped after he intended to call Julia Gillard and a Federal Court judge as witnesses.

    Mr Blewitt alleges other people were also involved in the matter and should be prosecuted.

    Speaking with Alan Jones, he’s worried justice won’t be done.

    “This is the ongoing modus operandi of the ALP. It’s nothing new to us, it’s been going for years.

    “The point here is I was charged with the wrong charges. I think they deliberately did that.”

    Click PLAY below for the full interview

  172. johanna

    I have written here before about Deakin TAFE’s ‘Global Obesity Centre’, which is enthusiastically supported by Fauxfacts.

    Well, they’re at it again:

    Australia’s most popular fast-food restaurants need to be more transparent about their nutrition policies and should commit to reducing salt, sugar and saturated fat, according to a new report which ranks the retailers based on their public positions on tackling obesity.

    The report, released today by Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre, examined the 11 largest fast-food restaurants – which cover about 67 per cent of the market – using publicly available information, then ranked them based on their policies relating to healthy eating.

    It found the majority of the restaurants do not identify nutrition and health as being a focus area, with a sector-wide failure by “quick service restaurants” to disclose what they are doing to address obesity and nutrition.

    The restaurants were given a score out of 100 based on six factors, including policies on marketing to children, disclosure of nutritional information on menus and online, plans to reduce “nutrients of concern” such as sugar and saturated fat, and a commitment to health in corporate strategy.

    Subway topped the list with 48/100, with researchers suggesting it could do better by phasing out free soft drink refills. Domino’s Pizza was the bottom of the pack with just 3/100, scoring zero in each category except for nutrition labelling and transparency in its corporate relationships.

    And on and on it goes about how companies should bow to them, the self-appointed Kommisars of public health.

    Chick-a-Fil in the US has told them to bugger off, but mostly they cave. Same here.

  173. johanna

    Habib
    #2721753, posted on May 27, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Steve Earle is a particularly fuckwitted leftist buckethead, with one song to his name. The US and here is riddled with his kind, and they’re all insufferable dildos.

    Unfair and wrong, Habib. Steve Earle, like most artists, is a fuckup with leftist inclinations. As I have mentioned before, the Myers-Briggs profile for an artist is exactly the opposite of a policy analyst when I worked in PM&C.

    Nevertheless, he has many great songs to his name. His Train Comin’ acoustic album is sublime.

    Here he is with Emmylou Harris.

    It is magnificent, and the rest of the album is more of the same.

    He wrote a book, ‘Doghouse Roses’ about his failed relationships. It’s a pretty good read. ‘Doghouse Roses’ are apparently the ones you buy at service stations on the way home after your latest escapade.

    Steve Earle is a great musician, and too bad if people don’t approve of his personal life.

  174. johanna

    An Aussie has just won the Indy 500, and now it turns out that NASCAR USA are 100% for Trump’s respect for the flag and so on.

    Of course, no Australian contender for the PM job would be so crude as to pander to deplorable motorsport fans.

  175. johanna

    Just checked up the sales history of my old joint in Narrabundah, ACT.

    I inquired about the possibilities for multi-use of the block, which was a short stroll from the shops, everything the ACT gubbinent was in favour of.

    Nup, the block is too small. Piss off.

    Today I find that the property I sold for 650k 18 months ago is now worth $830k, because a developer has got approval (which I couldn’t get) to increase the density.

    Well, well.

    To say that the ACT ‘government’ is riddled with corruption is like saying that the sky is blue in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

  176. JC

    This isn’t going to end well.

  177. Viva

    We were out walking our dog yesterday and struck up a conversation with a young woman out walking her dog. Suddenly she announced out of the blue “It’s a good thing Trump doesn’t have a dog”.

    This verbal tic, suddenly bad mouthing Trump regardless of the context, is something I have observed a number of times. It has happened at a number of seminars where the presenter suddenly goes off track obsessing about the president. He is constantly buzzing around the hive mind.

    This phenomenon should be recorded somewhere as yet another manifestation of TDS.

  178. classical_hero

    I know most of you aren’t basketball fans but LeBron James is not human, especially the way he’s playing this playoff series.

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