Wednesday Forum: May 30, 2018

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    We truly live in an age of wonder.
    At this rate, we’ll all have Tasmanian Tigers for pets shortly..

  2. egg_

    Magda Szubanski more than filled the role of celebrant

    One of Magda’s amputations could more than fill the role.

  3. egg_

    BRISBANE could be renamed Miguntyun

    “Has anybody seen Miguntyun?”

  4. Jupes;
    Bring on the Purge of the Marshalls, now!
    All the way down to the Colonels.

  5. Some History

    At this rate, we’ll all have Tasmanian Tigers for pets shortly..

    Next best thing. There’s a Thylacine jumpsuit (small to medium) available.

    https://imgur.com/A44Su5y

  6. Makka

    The Chief of the Defence Force also takes home a salary well over $800,000, and shortly the Prime Minister will announce which senior officer will next hold the prestigious position.

    No nukes, no Carrier Battle Groups, clapped out sub fleet….. but but we have trannies , boob jobs, inclusion, diversity, moslem sensitivity and lots of wymins. No wonder he commands such a high salary.

  7. Top Ender

    At this rate, we’ll all have Tasmanian Tigers for pets shortly.

    Lotsa tourists go there wanting to pat a Tasmanian Devil.

    Not for long.

  8. Eyrie

    I’ve said it before. With their outrageous salaries the politicians and public servants are looting Australia.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    BRISBANE could be renamed Miguntyun

    And all these locations could be united under the great Indigenous nation of Umunny Mymunny.

  10. lotocoti

    The Navy hasn’t seen any combat in the last 30 years.

    You’d might want to tell some old friends of mine.

  11. Makka

    With their outrageous salaries the politicians and public servants are looting Australia.

    It’s obscene. For that kind of money, they will discard any principles save kissing as much arse as is necessary.

  12. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2724209, posted on May 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Chief of Army is a complete @rseclown

    So, all the women who applied to join the infantry failed; all of them and this fuckwit says this is not a failure of the process to get more women into the infantry. Either that or he’s a genius circumventing the gender requirements of this witless government. In any event he’s an ugly bastard.

  13. egg_

    Voting in the online Mercury poll as to Hobart’s new name underway.

    I vote for graunjabundapalungundja, has nice rhythm to it.

    What’s “two heads” in palawa kani language?

  14. DrBeauGan

    We might as well close down the entire ADF. They’d be useless in a shooting war anyway, and we’d save a pile of money.

  15. Gab

    Hobart should be renamed Mendicantville. At least it’s honest.

  16. Snoopy

    The Chief of the Defence Force also takes home a salary well over $800,000, and shortly the Prime Minister will announce which senior officer will next hold the prestigious position.

    In Britain, head of armed forces Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has an annual salary of between 255,000 and 259,000 pounds ($468,000–$475,000) before tax, according to data published by the UK Ministry of Defence.

    General Joseph Dunford, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is paid just over $245,000, topped up with a personal allowance of $5,172, according to The Times newspaper.

    Yes, but we punch above our weight.

  17. C.L.

    The Chief of Army says he hasn’t commissioned a study (not that one is needed) to assess whether women can successfully be thrown into hand-to-hand front-line combat. He obviously just doesn’t care. He knows it’s all bullshit; no women are ever going to be sent into close-quarters combat against the Taliban. But he’ll carry on with the stupid, morale-destroying pretense because he hasn’t got the balls to tell the truth. That’s your Chief of the Army.

  18. None

    Makka

    #2724345, posted on May 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Yep.

  19. Snoopy

    Soros on SBS! But of course.

  20. C.L.

    The Navy hasn’t seen any combat in the last 30 years.

    Thirty? Try 73.

  21. jupes

    That’s your Chief of the Army.

    Soon to be Chief of the Defence Force

  22. Gab

    Heh. The NZ female PM was funded by the Chinese.

    Yeah, let’s have more women in politics. We’ll show the men how different we are to them!

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12058818

  23. None

    To those demanding a City be renamed to an Aboriginal name I remind them of Obama’s words: you didn’t build that. Next.

  24. None

    Navy deployed in Iraq war.

  25. Chris

    Next best thing. There’s a Thylacine jumpsuit (small to medium) available.

    What a laugh! I can’t WAIT to try out a few times in the dark, except some fvcking poacher would probably shoot my dog.

  26. John Constantine

    Looked at Winston’s link showing the young and aggressive thug get flattened.

    In their yarragrad, of Flee, Cower, Beg rule of lawyers, the bloke that threw the one punch would be dragged through the courts and sued and convicted of having the wrong attitude as an example to others.

    Should the pale skinned lad turn out to belong to an oppressed minority after all, then their heavily armed paramilitary Public Order Response Kommittat would position the cameras of the media outside the one punch house and smash its door down in the predawn hour, gassing and tasering and dragging the unsound deplorable outside for his showtrial.

    Flee, Cower, Beg, or the State will showtrial you for being Not We Are Us.

    Comrades.

  27. Boambee John

    Military, judicial, statutory officer and Commonwealth political salaries are set by the “independent” Remuneration Tribunal.

    I understand that members are selected by politicians. The Tribunal members know who butters their bread!

  28. C.L.

    Navy deployed in Iraq war.

    Naval combat? Nah.

  29. Drink-up Socrates

    SBS news quoting and showing Soros FFS.
    “Approaching global and financial crisis Blah Blah”.
    George about to manipulate markets yet again?
    SBS’s overall theme, “World markets will teach the Italians some sharp lessons for voting in ‘populist’ parties.”

  30. Gab

    None
    #2724367, posted on May 30, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Have shamelessly stolen your line.

  31. Baldrick

    She said the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre had spent 30 years researching Aboriginal language, which is the revived Aboriginal language spoken by Aboriginal Tasmanians.

    Tasmanian Aboriginal language is purely computer generated.

    Australian researcher Associate Professor Claire Bowern of Yale University says studying Tasmania’s Aboriginal language history is difficult because there are no known native speakers and relatively few sources of information.
    To determine how many languages may have existed, Bowern analysed 3200 unique words recorded in 44 lists, from between 1777 and 1847.
    Bowern admits the use of computational methods in linguistics is still “somewhat controversial”.

  32. Snoopy

    Navy deployed in Iraq war.

    Naval combat? Nah.

    What about the battle of the Java trench?

  33. Makka

    From Gab’s link;

    As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its “political core”.

    The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that “anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian”, the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.

    5 Eyes, legalized spying on private citizens by their Gov’ts. Australia, US, NZ, UK, Canada.

    So why was Killary visiting NZ and Oz? Rattling the cup, yes. But also as ex-SecState she still has clearance to access classified intel but overseas in 5 Eyes member nations while access is recorded, the material viewed is not.

  34. Delta A

    Winston Smith
    #2724333, posted on May 30, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    You’re a funny boy, Winnie. 🙂

    Keep us posted on the Great Bali Adventure.

  35. jupes

    So, all the women who applied to join the infantry failed;

    No that’s not what he said (though it may be the case).

    He was talking about a pre-course specific to females that is supposed to get them fit enough to join. All the women who attended that course failed the subsequent infantry course and weren’t posted to infantry battalions. However according to Campbell, 24 women (10 regular and 14 reserve) are now serving in infantry battalions so they did pass apparently.

    That being said, a serving soldier on the Cat (Sydney Boy?) posted a while ago that even the females who were allowed to “pass” the course, had not actually completed all the physical requirements. So, no surprise there was double standards. None of this was mentioned by Campbell or Anning in the video.

  36. John Constantine

    “An influential United States Congress hearing has been told “one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern’s party” is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand’s political networks.”

    Has anyone asked Winston Peters what he thinks of chicom bribe money organising New Zealand Politics?.

    ” As of 2013, Chinese New Zealanders account for 4.3% of the population of New Zealand”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Zealanders

    The chicoms would feel well within their rights to look out for the interests of their significant diaspora in kiwiland. Once the ten percent demographic is reached, then they can simply open a branch of the Party in New Zealand and just fund that.

  37. Gab

    What about the battle of the Java trench?

    Nah, that was in the Alamo. Just ask Monty.

  38. EvilElvis

    In splattered Australia news:
    Trying to get rocker panels fabricated for the Ford.
    One lot of imbeciles quote me six hours of workshop time.
    It is just a bit of sheet metal folded at a right angle with a bit of a radius.
    I could hand beat it over a bit of tubing in about twenty minutes,
    Go fuck yourselves.

    Start watching Full Custom Garage. Then you can make cool shit for them to go fark themselves! Awesome.

  39. John Constantine

    Be funny to see Winston Peters end up with a house like Hawkies and Keato’s, hey?

    Comrade Maaaates?.

  40. lotocoti

    The contested boardings, the CSARs that turned nasty, the ordnance clearings that got all shooty are all nah, according to the sole arbiter of what does and doesn’t count.

  41. None

    Jatrett isn’t black. She has mixed geritage: French Scottish whatever, not just African American. She tells us one of the first languages she spoke as a kid was Farsi which is Persian. Roseanne may have made a tasteless joke but the rest was the usual outrage from lefty nutters. Still, I am glad that a show which tried to normalise transgender kids is off air. Well done, Roseanne.

  42. Gab

    Gosh!

    VALERIE JARRETT STANFORD YEARBOOK: “I Was Born Iranian Of My Islamic Faith, I Seek To Help Change America To Be A More Islamic Country”

    https://twitter.com/bbusa617/status/1001607427282915328

  43. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    To those demanding a City be renamed to an Aboriginal name I remind them of Obama’s words: you didn’t build that. Next.

    er…ah…um… that’s only a line for white folk.

  44. John Constantine

    “This came after Mr Peters’ first major policy speech as Foreign Minister in New Zealand’s new Labor-led coalition, delivered to the Confucius Institute of Wellington’s Victoria University last December.

    “Sometimes the West and commentators in the West should have a little more regard to that and the economic outcome for those people, rather than constantly harping on about the romance of ‘freedom’,” he was quoted as saying at the time.

    “The Chinese have a lot to teach us when it comes to uplifting everybody’s economic future.”

    Observers have been puzzled by Mr Peters’ rapid change of tone and language on China, but experts say the change is to be expected now that Mr Peters holds office.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-28/new-zealand-anti-china-minister-winston-peters-visits-beijing/9805466

    Comrade Maaaaates.

    The last Kiwi election, where Chinese New Zealanders were around five percent of voters was lineball. Back of the envelope says whoever got the most chinese votes won.

    Think frankenstabby and their shorten looting cartel missed that little gem?.

  45. Bushkid

    A man detained by police for eight days over an alleged terror plot to bring down an Etihad plane has cleared his name, after the “weapon” he was charged with possessing turned out to be a modified fly swat.

    No doubt I’m late to the party, but WTF is the point of modifying a bloody fly swat?

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The contested boardings, the CSARs that turned nasty, the ordnance clearings that got all shooty are all nah, according to the sole arbiter of what does and doesn’t count.

    Sorry, for the benefit of an ex stubble hopper, such as myself, what’s a CSAR?

  47. egg_

    Tasmanian Aboriginal language is purely computer generated.

    What’s Negrito for “Mansells ate my relos”.

  48. Snoopy

    Gosh!

    VALERIE JARRETT STANFORD YEARBOOK: “I Was Born Iranian Of My Islamic Faith, I Seek To Help Change America To Be A More Islamic Country”

    https://twitter.com/bbusa617/status/1001607427282915328

    Fake news, apparently. Yes it’s Snopes, but the arguments are fairly compelling.

  49. nemkat

    Different Electoral system in N.Z., John C..
    Even if we had 10% Chinese in Australia, and they all voted ALP, it wouldn’t affect more than six or seven Lower House Seats.

  50. John Constantine

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-04/the-chinese-communist-partys-power-and-influence-in-australia/8584270

    Whoever influenced Winston Peters to back Jacindamania instead of the side that got the most votes must have been well skilled.

  51. Steve trickler

    Now that is a track side position.

    Check out the bloke, on the chair, in the opening few seconds. 2018 Isle of Man TT.



    Scary place to sit or stand, but you’d give it a go……at least once.

  52. Gab

    Fake news, apparently. Yes it’s Snopes,

    Well they would say that.

  53. Jessie

    Unlike Gerritisen, I believe a shift is warranted towards critical rather than selective empirical reference of observations with similar regard of ‘academic’ publishing rights.
    For eg, how is it that isolated aboriginal peoples of some >40,000 years developed twine for animal hide water carriers, yet no related river or sea-craft, or bulk storage in areas of drought. And no didgeridu(oo) companionable bagpipe music?

    Pottery? Clay fired in eureka moments of patch burning exercises has not been (as yet) established. Neither shards of local hand worked clay pottery discovered in spite of Macassan traders.
    And aboriginal villages were documented some 50+years on from colonisation, much the same constructions of early convicts/agriculturalists.
    Triumph of imitation. Or a complete paradigm shift needed.

  54. Chris

    Well they would say that.

    Felt like made-up shit at first read, which I trust more than Snopes.

  55. Confused Old Misfit

    CSAR = Combat Search And Rescue.

  56. Top Ender

    Should Hobart’s name be changed?

    No, leave it as it is. 63.16% (228 votes)

    Yes, it’s a great idea. 36.84% (133 votes)

    Total Votes: 361

  57. Gab

    Did Snopes dispute Warren’s claim to be part Cherokee?

  58. calli

    israel shoots down gazan rockets

    Rockets? What rockets? The peaceful Gazans are just celebrating with firecrackers. They would never attack Israel as they are gentle, shy forest creatures.

    Seriously, the interception is a hundred times more costly than the attack. I was told it’s ultimately an economic issue.

  59. Not sure if it will peter out, but I’ll post it here too.

    Revolutions don’t come about because of broken laws, guys. They come about because the people aren’t getting a fair shake, their needs aren’t being addressed, and they have no say in the destiny of their culture. The whole Islamic invasion episode has been annoying, frustrating and enraging the unrepresented classes in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia for over a decade.
    We didn’t have this violence in our streets twenty years ago, nor were our daughters in as much danger. Your daughters aren’t at risk, and you have Police, Army and whoever with weapons to make sure you are never bothered by the house invasions, mass murder of innocent people that the general populace have to deal with day after day.
    And we have the picture of an arrogant Magistrate and police chief looking down and watching their servants arrest Tommy. Are you so thick, sitting in your towers high above the common man, breathing in the scented and air conditioned breezes that we pay extortionate taxes for, that you are unable to see the gathering storm clouds?
    Western society is cracking down the middle and the Elites think they are on the safe side of the bollards, barriers, and armour.
    So did the future passengers of the tumbrills.
    This may sound like hyperbole to to some of you, but the sides are being drawn up, people are getting righteously angry, and the West is perched on the edge of the pre revolutionary phase of history.
    Are those of you that are so engrossed in the fine detail of Law too engrossed to notice the tumbrills are having fresh layers of manure applied?
    We have had enough of being ruled – we demand to be represented!

    Now, it’s off to bed…

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    CSAR = Combat Search And Rescue.

    I am obliged, thank you.

  61. Top Ender

    Meanwhile, in the Greens cellar…

    City and state names up for change:

    Melbourne = named after a white male oppressor
    Brisbane = named after a white male oppressor
    Darwin = named after a white male oppressor who didn’t believe in songlines or anything spiritual the bastard
    Sydney = named after a white male oppressor
    Brisbane = named after a white male oppressor
    Victoria = named after a white female oppressor and also an empress which makes it worse
    Queensland = named after presumably the same white female oppressor
    Adelaide = named after a white female oppressor who was some European weirdo
    Perth = named after a white male oppressor
    Tasmania = named after a white male oppressor who was a Dutchie, even worse

    Let’s concentrate on these first. Then Launceston, Bathurst, Elizabeth, Gladstone, and of course Canberra.

    The new capital of Oz will be Wollongong.

  62. calli

    I’m tipping Gulargambone.

  63. John Constantine

    Replacing highway names that used to be called after deplorable colonialists with alphanumeric labels pleases the quisling elites mightily, take the M1 until you turn onto the Q2.

    So just call victorias capital V1 and Geelong V2.

    Call Sydney new south wales number 1’s and Canberra new south wales number 2’s.

    Comrades.

  64. John Constantine

    Brussels will be the new capital of Australia soon enough anyway.

    Until their chicoms get sick of pretending.

  65. H B Bear

    Is Ellen Fanning on Teh Dumb morphing into our PM Lady Waffleworth to avoid a spot in the ALPBC hunger games? Good plan though.

  66. Gab

    Too right changing city names. They should all be named after the “First” Australians who built them! Oh wait … they already are!

  67. calli

    Thanks Zippy. Interesting.

    I noticed how many times the IDF guy said “protect”.

    But the tin eared narrator couldn’t help himself. “Lower tech forms of protest” is stabbing someone to death.

    Someone should “protest” that idiocy.

    *NADT

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Belgian terrorist murdered a former cellmate within hours of being let out of prison on day-release before he slaughtered two women police officers and a trainee teacher while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5785817/Pictured-Two-police-colleagues-murdered-Belgium-attack.html#ixzz5GyceksB4
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  69. candy

    Still, I am glad that a show which tried to normalise transgender kids is off air. Well done, Roseanne.

    I’m not, I’ve been really enjoying the shows, old and new. Really snappy wit, lots of personal/family situations in the story lines average person can relate to. Good TV, after all the reality show stuff. Roseanne Barr is a talented lady, kind of a fascinating person.
    Waleed and the Panel gleeful and said she has been a racist for many years and is just like Donald Trump and conservatives everywhere.

    W. Aly really hates Australians of the political right. Really hates conservatives.

  70. egg_

    Is Ellen Fanning on Teh Dumb morphing into our PM Lady Waffleworth to avoid a spot in the ALPBC hunger games?

    She’s the most rabid and partisan host – mixed with early onset dementia IMHO.

  71. max

    The media pay the Bananabies money for an interview.

    Then the media criticize the Bananabies for accepting money for the interview.

    They win going and coming.

  72. egg_

    Waleed and the Panel gleeful and said she has been a racist for many years and is just like Donald Trump and conservatives everywhere.

    He of the ‘bogan’ office staff?

  73. DrBeauGan

    I’m coming around to thinking that racism may be a really good idea. All the people I despise are screaming about it being bad. So maybe I should give it a try.

  74. H B Bear

    Heh. The NZ female PM was funded by the Chinese.

    Jarindamania.

  75. OldOzzie

    Has Khamenei signaled dead-end for Iranian regime’s adventures?

    The United States’ important policy shift against Iran’s growing ambitions, spelled out in a 12-article speech delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is leaving Tehran’s clerical rulers facing quite a difficult challenge.

    Iran experts believe these changes are based on two domestic and international pillars, acknowledging the reality of Tehran’s regime as a main threat in regards to its nuclear program, ballistic missile drive, exporting terrorism and fundamentalism, and a domestic crackdown machine on full throttle.

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei understands how such dangerous circumstances are rendering severe setbacks for his forces both inside the country and militia proxies abroad.

    Reports indicate the Afghan “Liwa Fatemiyoun” militias, hired to fight in Syria, are deserting their units, and Tehran is apparently ordering Houthi militia units in Yemen to withdraw from the country’s western coastline and surrender their most strategic port in al-Hudaydah.

    Six conditions

    In a desperate effort to counter this offensive, Khamenei has placed six conditions before the European Union to issue resolutions against the US in the United Nations Security Council, not raise the issue of Iran’s ballistic missile program and Middle East influence, guarantee trade through European banks, assure Iran’s ability to fully sell its oil, compensate pledges the EU has not lived up to (according to Khamenei) and take a stand against US sanctions.

    As preposterous as Khamenei’s words sound, we need to understand that he has no choice but to resort to such remarks. And of course, the words of French President Emmanuel Macron sink deep in the minds of Tehran’s senior officials. French firms have to decide on continuing their activities in Iran and assessing the risks imposed by US sanctions, he said in recent remarks. The French President cannot ask companies such as Total to pull out of their business in the US, Macron said.

    As many European companies continue to rush out of Iran, Stadler of Switzerland has been the latest to jump on the train, halting a $1.1 billion contract to provide and build 960 wagons for the Tehran-Karaj metro, citing the return of US sanctions as the reason.

    Iran’s own political figures are losing hope. “How do we expect the Europeans to forgo their $700 billion exports to the US for the sake of $20 billion exports to Iran?” recently said Sadegh Zibakalam, a Tehran professor University with ties to the Iranian regime’s so-called reformist camp.

    Although Khamenei has taken what seems to the naked eye a strong position by placing demands before Europe, he is also seeking new negotiations with the Green Continent. This proves that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visits to China and Russia, and a recent drive of Iran seeking eastern shift in policy, failed miserably.

    From day one after Washington pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the reality about the Iranian regime’s destructive policies became clear. Neither the European Union, Russia nor China are willing to provide any guarantees to Tehran. This explains why Khamenei, desperately seeking a lifeline, sees the only path forward as establishing a rift in the international community to somehow find breathing room for his regime.

  76. candy

    I think Roseanne Barr said a dumb thing on social media after a few drinks. Unwise in her position.

    But if she said something similar about a Trump associate – it would not be a problem and her show would not be cancelled.

    It’s simply her support of D.Trump that’s done her in, not a stupid comment on Twitter.

  77. None

    I’m not, I’ve been really enjoying the shows, old and new. Really snappy wit, lots of personal/family situations in the story lines average person can relate to. Good TV, after all the reality show stuff. Roseanne Barr is a talented lady, kind of a fascinating person.
    Waleed and the Panel gleeful and said she has been a racist for many years and is just like Donald Trump and conservatives everywhere.

    W. Aly really hates Australians of the political right. Really hates conservatives.

    it’s funny how Waleed goes for collective punishment except of course unless you’re Muslim. It was a TV show like hundreds of other TV shows.You can still watch reruns of Roseanne. If she was smart you’d still be getting a cut of the residuals. Valerie Jarrett was an advisor to the president the president had to do daily with very sever terrorist and security threats I make the right call so as not to inflamed already incendiary situations. She now wants to tell us she’s upset about some tweet buy some actress then she’s a fraud because someone that hypersensitive should have never been anywhere near a president advising and how to respond in life threatening situations. As it is it’s all The Usual Suspects who decided to get offended on her behalf and she just jumped on the bandwagon at the end. Personally I don’t buy any of this confected outrage. I think everyone who’s carrying on about it is a stark raving hypocrite who doesn’t give two hoots about true racism.

  78. None

    If she was smart *she’d still be getting a cut of the residuals

  79. Gab

    My high school church’s history:

    Exactly 200 years ago this month (May), Fr Jeremiah O’Flynn—the only Catholic priest in the colony of Sydney—was arrested and deported, as a way of keeping the troublesome Irish Catholics in check.

    Before he boarded the ship however, Fr O’Flynn left behind something that would give enormous consolation to the Catholics of the colony—the Blessed Sacrament.

    “[As a priest] you do what’s necessary,” says Fr Michael Whelan SM, Parish Priest of St Patrick’s Parish in the Rocks. “He saw the plight of these people… Plus he was Irish. It’s in their blood.”

    It is believed that in May 1818—in true Irish style—the rebellious Fr O’Flynn left the Blessed Sacrament at the home of either William Davis or James Dempsey. Fr O’Flynn regularly celebrated clandestine Masses in the homes of both men.

    Both Davis and Dempsey were Irish convicts transported to Australia for allegedly taking part in anti-British activities. Both their homes were in the vicinity of St Patrick’s Church in the Rocks, as it stands today.

    St Patrick’s church in the Rocks was built on the land owned by William Davis. Today the church is a spiritual oasis for Catholics in the midst the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

    Tradition has it that after losing their only priest, and therefore access to the sacraments, the Catholics of the colony would congregate together, in one or both of these houses, to pray before the Eucharist.

    When the foundation stone of St Patrick’s Church was laid in 1840, Archbishop John Bede Polding—first Archbishop of Sydney and first bishop in Australia—was recorded as saying, “See that cottage! There twenty years ago was our religion cradled and concealed, there its mysteries worshipped.”

    While many believe the Archbishop was referring to Davis’ cottage, others think Dempsey’s house the more likely candidate.

    Australian artist Paul Newton depicted in one of his paintings the Catholic community of Sydney in 1818 praying before the Blessed Sacrament in a private home.

    “It’s a beautiful painting and it epitomises what we’re celebrating—the lay faithful gather around the Eucharist, forming a Eucharistic community and keeping the faith alive against the odds,” Fr Whelan said.

    Today, Eucharistic Adoration is a regular occurrence at St Patrick’s church in the Rocks.

    This Sunday 6 May at 12pm Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will be joined by numerous bishops, priests and parishioners as he celebrates Mass at St Patrick’s Church in the Rocks to mark 200 years of the Preservation of the Blessed Sacrament in Australia.

    There will also be an exhibition of precious relics and historical items in the church’s crypt, including a pyx (vessel used to transport the Eucharist) dating back to 1818 and candlesticks from the Davis home.

  80. rickw

    UK Authorities Urged to Ban Sharp Kitchen Knives Amidst Crimewave

    No thoughts of banning the users yet? Muslims and Africans?

  81. Pickles

    Sophie Mirabella got indemnity costs against the ex ABC Editor of the bush rag and the paper. Good work Woggy.

  82. JC

    It will be interesting to watch this company promising the cost of 50 business class seats and halving travel time by half pretty much anywhere in the world. That would mean 500 routes globally.

    https://boomsupersonic.com/

  83. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The 40 radicalized prisoners who are preparing to leave French prisons over the next 18 months after serving their sentences are “a major risk”, France’s leading counter-terrorism prosecutor has warned.
    France is already on high alert for terrorism but the security threat is likely to only increase in the coming years, according to France’s leading counter-terrorist prosecutor Francois Molins.

    Authorities are getting ready to release about 20 radicalised prisoners in 2018 and a further 20 in 2019, Molins said in an interview with BFM TV.

    And police, intelligence services and authorities need to take action, he said.

    “There is a major risk of seeing people who are not at all repentant at the end of their sentence come out of prison, who could even be more radical given their stay in prison,” he added.

  84. egg_

    Squalid has shot his own foot off in public one time too many and has little cred in criticising what is likely a p1ssed rant by Roseanne.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for Cats with an interest in military history.

    Someone posted a review of Anthony Beevor’s new book on the battle for Arnhem over on an old thread.

    I can highly recommend a new look at a subject I thought had been done to death a long time ago. Beevor concludes that the operation was doomed to failure from the start as a result of slapdash “victory fever” planning. The German Army was in full retreat, after being smashed in Normandy, what could go wrong? He pulls apart the myth, largely spread by the Americans, that the British tank crews “stopped to drink tea” after the (belated) capture of the Nijmegan bridge, instead of going “hell for leather” up the Arnhem road. There’s an eyewitness account of an incident I’d never heard of- Roy Urquart, commander of the British First Airborne Division presented himself in his senior officer’s office – General “Boy” Browning – and told him outright “Sir, you have ordered me to plan this operation, and I have done it, and now I wish to inform you that I think this is a suicide operation.”

    Oh, and the incident in the film “A Bridge Too Far” where a parachute dropped, supply container is opened, and found to be full of red berets, was based on fact. Survivors of the battle report recovering supply containers containing said red berets, battledress, boots, blanco, writing paper and office supplies. The book is good reading, check it out.

  86. Nick

    Gab, you went to St Pats Church Hill ?

  87. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Nationalist parties want to go back in time, to traditional roles for women, and to limit women’s right to their own body. Their policies exclude ethnic and religious minorities, refugees and asylum seekers, HBTQ people, feminists and human rights activists – virtually anyone who does not fit in their mall. This is a threat to our democracy and the idea of ​​everyone’s right to equal participation. It is also a threat to our human rights and the universal human rights principle of equal value for all people.

  88. Makka

    Someone posted a review of Anthony Beevor’s new book on the battle for Arnhem over on an old thread.

    On Kindle too, I see. Thanks Zulu.

  89. stackja

    Leftists getting offended about something, anything. I am shocked!

  90. zyconoclast

    ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

    In Portland, Ore., organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend.

  91. zyconoclast

    7 Oxford men guilty of sexual exploitation ‘on a massive scale’

    The gang was convicted of more than 20 offences including [email protected] and indecent assault between 1998 and 2005.

    Verdicts
    Assad Hussain, 37, of Iffley Road, Oxford, guilty of five counts of [email protected] and two counts of indecent assault, not guilty of one count of indecent assault.
    Kameer Iqbal, 39, of Dashwood Road, Oxford, guilty of three counts of [email protected]
    Khalid Hussain, 38, of Ashhurst Way, Oxford, guilty of [email protected] and indecent assault, not guilty of one count of [email protected]
    Kamran Khan, 36, of Northfield Road, Bolton, guilty of indecent assault and false imprisonment, not guilty of [email protected]
    Moinul Islam, 41, of Wykeham Crescent, Oxford, guilty of [email protected], two counts of indecent assault and supplying cannabis, not guilty of false imprisonment.
    Raheem Ahmed, 40 of Starwort Path, Oxford, guilty of two counts of indecent assault and false imprisonment, not guilty of [email protected]
    Alladitta Yousaf, 48, of Bodley Road, Oxford, guilty of indecent assault.

  92. cohenite

    While discussing a newspaper article written by News Corp’s Andrew Bolt, Kruger said she agreed that the columnist “has a point here, that there is a correlation between the number of people who, you know, are Muslim in a country and the number of terrorist attacks.

    “Now, I have a lot of very good friends who are Muslims, who are peace-loving, who are beautiful people, but there are fanatics.

    “Personally, I would like to see [Muslim immigration] stopped now for Australia.

    “Because I want to feel safe, as all of our citizens do, when they go out to celebrate Australia Day.”

    Kruger called attention to Japan, which she claimed has 100,000 Muslims in a population of 174 million: “We never hear of terrorist attacks in Japan.”

    Kruger is correct. Peter Hammond in 2005 wrote Slavery, Terrorism and Islam The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. From this a study used Hammond’s criteria and described various indicators such as terrorism, general criminality, enclaving, introduction of Islamic values, halal, the burqa and found a correlation with the size of the muslim population and the increase of all of those indicators, in short the more muslims you have the more social strife you have.

  93. egg_

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2724471, posted on May 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Teh Orange Man rulz!

  94. JC

    Kruger is correct.

    Not entirely. Japan’s population is not 174 million, it’s 127 million and seems to be falling net by about 250K a year.

  95. Infidel Tiger

    Not entirely. Japan’s population is not 174 million, it’s 127 million and seems to be falling net by about 250K a year.

    You can repopulate. You can never get your culture back.

  96. JC

    Artiste

    I’m not making case for immigration or repopulation. I’m just “gargooling” around correcting that stat.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So why the hell hasn’t Sessions un-recused himself and jumped into the fray? Because he’s part of the problem. It is my belief that Sessions was an establishment shill from the very beginning and was put into the Trump campaign to help to destroy him should he win. This Senator from Alabama has been a huge disappointment and now we know why…because he is fully part and parcel of the establishment who wants outsider Trump destroyed.

    In mid-April, the Attorney General told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Donald Trump fired his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn as Trump’s fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBI’s raid April 9th on the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

    Sessions and Rosenstein are good buddies, and we all know that Rosenstein and Mueller are very good friends. Link Those three are the main DOJ problems, get rid of them, and you cut the head off the snake. Then go after all the little rattlers.

  98. Delta A

    Gab
    #2724451, posted on May 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    An excellent post, Gab. And what a beautiful, uplifting painting by Paul Newton. I have not heard of him before; certainly worth a little research.

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Gang r#pist Mohammed Skaf demands release from prison

    The Australian
    6:57PM May 30, 2018

    Notorious Sydney gang r#pist Mohammed Skaf is demanding to be released from prison after serving his minimum term, even though authorities say he still refuses to take responsibility for his actions and has “no victim empathy”.

    Skaf, who was convicted alongside his brother Bilal over a series of r#pes in Sydney in 2000 that shocked Australia, became eligible for parole in January 2018.

    But it’s understood the NSW State Parole Authority refused his release after a closed-door hearing last November.

    Skaf wants to appeal against the decision, according to legal documents seen by AAP – including handwritten notes from Skaf to the parole authority in December.

    The 35-year-old blames NSW Corrective Services leadership for blocking his release because of his notoriety.

    “How’s that fair? Where’s the fairness? Where’s the justice?” he wrote. “Why should I remain in prison and not be granted parole because (the commissioner) refuses to progress me ‘due to my high notoriety’?”

    But a pre-release report compiled by Corrective Services says Skaf “has demonstrated no change in his attitude toward his offences since the beginning of his sentence” and “continues to blame the victims”.

    From the Oz. Demands release? Indeed.

  100. JC

    I thought it was important not so much to correct Kruger’s missive but to correct Cohenite who once thought it was imperative he correct me on a wrong population stat I posted.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    The changing face of rugby.

    WALLABIES SQUAD

    Hookers: Folau Fainga’a, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Jordan Uelese

    Props: Sekope Kepu, Tom Robertson, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Allan Alaalatoa

    Locks: Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Rory Arnold

    Backrowers: Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Caleb Timu, Lukhan Tui, Ned Hanigan

    Halfbacks: Will Genia, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell

    Five-eighths: Bernard Foley

    Centres: Kurtley Beale, Samu Kerevi, Tevita Kuridrani, Curtis Rona

    Outside backs: Israel Folau, Tom Banks, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Jack Maddocks, Marika Koroibete, Sefa Naivalu

  102. Confused Old Misfit

    Hanging, drawing and quartering should be brought back. Just for Skaf. Happy to organize same.

  103. Snoopy

    From the Oz. Demands release? Indeed.

    NCAT?

  104. Makka

    So why the hell hasn’t Sessions un-recused himself and jumped into the fray? Because he’s part of the problem.

    Too early Zippy. Let’s see what the IG Report comes out with and the actions that flow from it. Then it will be timely to judge Sessions. There’s a lot of smoke and mirrors going on atm.

  105. cohenite

    I thought it was important not so much to correct Kruger’s missive but to correct Cohenite who once thought it was imperative he correct me on a wrong population stat I posted.

    I would never correct you head prefect.

  106. hzhousewife

    and rarely touch on vegan issues.

    Vegans get the whole show on Gardening Australia, isn’t that enough?

  107. Gab

    It’s amazing, Delta. They have at least five Masses every day during the week plus Confession and eleven Masses on Sundays. Not bad for the heathen inhabitants of Sydney CBD and close surrounds.

  108. Geriatric mayfly

    “How’s that fair? Where’s the fairness? Where’s the justice?” he wrote.

    And from where did a Muslim of such tender years learn of these concepts?

  109. Gab

    Where’s the justice?” he wrote.

    In your jail cell, dog.

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hanging, drawing and quartering should be brought back. Just for Skaf. Happy to organize same.

    Hanging, drawing and quartering of someone of such notoriety would probably draw a bigger crowd than a football match.

  111. Gab

    ‘Gunman who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he slaughtered two policewomen in Belgium yesterday had murdered a former cellmate within hours of being released from prison for the 14th time

    And when they release Skaf, he’ll commit even more heinous crimes. For release him early they will. I hope I’m wrong.

  112. jupes

    The contested boardings, the CSARs that turned nasty, the ordnance clearings that got all shooty are all nah, according to the sole arbiter of what does and doesn’t count.

    Surely you jest lotocoti.

    Contested boardings? The RAN had to fight their way onto a ship? Really?CSARs that turned nasty? Ordinance clearings … Combat?

    When was the last time a RAN vessel either sunk an enemy vessel or was itself sunk in combat? WW2, Korea maybe?

  113. Confused Old Misfit

    Hanging, drawing and quartering of someone of such notoriety would probably draw a bigger crowd than a football match.

    Pour encourager les autres!

  114. JC

    I would never correct you head prefect.

    A core principle you ought to hold onto for all time.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When was the last time a RAN vessel either sunk an enemy vessel or was itself sunk in combat? WW2, Korea maybe?

    Dunno, jupes. HMAS Voyager, anyone?

  116. Confused Old Misfit

    Goorangai – Minesweeper Auxiliary. Collided with MV DUNTROON in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria 20/11/40.
    Waterhen – Destroyer. Sank off Libya after German air attack. 30/6/41.
    Sydney – Light Cruiser. Sunk by German auxiliary cruiser KORMORAN off Western Australia. 19/11/41
    Parramatta – Sloop. Sunk by German submarine off Libya. 27/11/41
    Sirocco – NAP. Destroyed by fire, Hobart, Tasmania. 26/1/42
    Mavie – Lugger. Destroyed by Japanese aircraft, Darwin. 19/2/42
    Kelat – Lighter. Sank as a result of Japanese air attack on 19/2/42 in Darwin. 24/2/42
    Perth – Light Cruiser. Sunk by Japanese naval forces in Sunda Strait. 1/3/42
    Karalee – Lighter. Sunk as a result of Japanese air attack on 19/2/42 in Darwin.3/3/42
    Yarra – Sloop. Sunk by Japanese cruisers south of Java. 4/3/42
    Vampire – Destroyer. Sunk by Japanese aircraft ESE of Ceylon. 9/4/42
    Kuttabul – Depot Ship. Sunk by Japanese midget submarine in Sydney Harbour. 1/6/42
    Nestor – Destroyer. Sunk by depth charges from HMS JAVELIN after bomb damage by German aircraft SW of Crete. 16/6/42
    Nereus – NAP. Destroyed by fire, Sydney. 2/7/42
    Canberra – Heavy Cruiser. Sunk by Japanese cruisers off Savo Island. 9/8/42
    Siesta – NAP. Destroyed by fire, Sydney. 23/9/42
    Voyager – Destroyer. Grounded on coast of Timor. Destroyed by crew. 25/9/42
    Armidale – AMS. Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Timor. 1/12/42
    Patricia Cam – Aux. Minesweeper Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Wessel Island, N.T. 22/1/43
    Yampi Lass – Lighter. Wrecked by storm, Darwin.11/4/43
    Adele – Stores Vessel. Wrecked by storm, Port Kembla. 7/5/43
    Maroubra – Misc. Destroyed by Japanese aircraft, N.T. 10/5/43
    Wallaroo – AMS. Collided with US Liberty Ship and sank off Fremantle.11/6/43
    Silver Cloud – NAP. Destroyed by fire, Sydney. 12/7/43
    Starfish – NAP Ex CORSAIR. Grounded and wrecked Wollongong. 7/9/43
    Hulda – Attached to Assault. Destroyed by Japanese, Buna, New Guinea. 21/9/43
    Gladmore – NAP. Destroyed by fire, Fremantle. 17/10/43
    Terka – Auxiliary Minesweeper. Foundered off Madang New Guinea. 26/3/44
    Matafele – Store Carrier. Presumed foundered en-route Townsville to Milne Bay New Guinea 20/6/44
    ML430 – Fairmile B. Sunk by gunfire and burnt to water line before sinking north of Biak, New Guinea.14/8/44
    Geelong – AMS. Sank after collision with US tanker north of Langemak, New Guinea. 18/10/44
    Marlean – Patrol. Destroyed by fire, Sydney. 12/11/44
    ML827 Fairmile B. Capsized under tow and sank after grounding near Cape Kawai, New Britain. 20/11/44
    Steady Hour – NAP. Destroyed by fire, N.T. 3/3/45
    Watcher – Misc. Wrecked on Harvey Rocks, NE of Thursday Island. 14/5/45
    Fauro Chief – Exam. Sunk by collapse of jetty whilst moored alongside. Milne Bay, New Guinea. 16/5/45
    Lolita – NAP. Wrecked following explosion and fire, Madang, New Guinea. 13/6/45
    Warrnambool AMS. Sank after striking mine near Cockburn Reef, Old., (classed as war loss). 13/9/47

  117. JC

    Euroweenie Commission thinking really, really big. Wants to ban plastic straws. Says, this will cut emissions.

    Brussels has moved on straws. On Monday the European Commission—the bureaucratic and executive arm of the European Union—proposed banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery, and cotton swabs.

    The new rules would also require new labels for sanitary wipes and balloons, explaining proper disposal techniques. Makers of plastic food containers and cups would have to pay impact fees to help clean up their products. So will the makers of fishing gear (which makes up 27 percent of Europe’s beach litter).

    Everything not specifically banned—including bags, balloons, and cigarette filters—will be subjected to “awareness raising measures.”

    “This Commission promised to be big on the big issues and leave the rest to Member States,” Frans Timmerman, the commission’s vice president for sustainable development, said in a press release. “Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem, because plastic waste ends up in our air, our soil, our oceans, and in our food.”

    The straw ban will now be considered by the European Parliament and its Council of Ministers.

    Most straw bans lean heavily on environmental justifications, and the E.U.’s is no exception, arguing that its new raft of anti-plastic measures will reduce marine litter to half of current levels while preventing 2.6 million tons of CO2 from being emitted by 2030.

    https://reason.com/blog/2018/05/29/european-union-takes-aim-at-straw-man-wi

  118. C.L.

    Wow. Gab’s link.
    Jacinda Ardern is – what – a Chinese spy?
    And the Chinese bought the NZ Labor Party.

  119. Bruce in WA

    A man who shot dead two police officers and a bystander in the city of Liege had already killed another person the day before the attack, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says.

    The shooter, a Belgian national called Benjamin Herman, also took a woman hostage during his rampage on Tuesday, and Jambon said she may have talked him down and helped to avoid more deaths inside the school.

    “He also committed a murder the night before,” Jambon told broadcaster RTL.

    Jambon confirmed that the fourth victim was a former inmate who did prison time with Herman. Herman is alleged to have killed the man on Monday evening by hitting him over the head with a blunt object.

    During Tuesday’s attack, Herman, who was on a two-day release from prison, crept up behind two female police officers, stabbed them repeatedly, stole their handguns and shot them in the back.

    He also shot dead a man sitting in a nearby car. Shortly after taking the woman hostage he ran from the school firing at police and was gunned down.

    Belgian federal magistrate Wenke Roggen said the attack is being treated as terrorism.

    Herman, shouted “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great”, several times during spree, which Roggen said resembled Islamic State calls to attack police with knives and steal their weapons.

    Jambon, Prime Minister Charles Michel and King Philippe visited the woman in hospital, where she was being treated for shock.

    “She was very courageous and perhaps, but this we will have to verify, she helped avoid more victims in the school,” Jambon said.

    The minister said an investigation has been launched into the incident, including the circumstances surrounding his release from prison.

    “It’s really an isolated case. He wasn’t part of a network, he did not receive instructions from anyone else, so there is no need to raise the terror threat alert level,” Jambon said, adding that investigators have no precise information that any other attacks might have been likely.

    Amid questions about how two officers could have been disarmed, Jambon praised the work of all involved, saying “the police did an extraordinary job.”

    “They reacted well. All the systems, all the procedures worked. But if you are attacked from behind, as was the case with the two officers, you can’t do anything,” he said.

    Complete article — paywalled.

  120. Gab

    Jacinda Arden is a good little communist.

  121. hzhousewife

    No doubt I’m late to the party, but WTF is the point of modifying a bloody fly swat?

    So it becomes much, much more than a flyswat? ( there’s a Rowan Atkinson reference in there somewhere !)

  122. hzhousewife

    It’s amazing, Delta. They have at least five Masses every day during the week plus Confession and eleven Masses on Sundays. Not bad for the heathen inhabitants of Sydney CBD and close surrounds.

    Many Chinese in the congregation?

  123. JC

    This Reason article points out the problems associated with mandatory sentencing and why it’s not a good idea.

    This Man Was Released From Prison and Rebuilt His Life; Two Years Later He Got Sent Back Because of an ‘Error’

    35 years for selling crack… Lordy!

    Charles was released early from federal prison in 2016, having served 21 years of a 35-year sentence for selling crack to a police informant. Federal prosecutors then appealed, arguing that, because Charles had been originally been classified as a “career offender,” he was ineligible for the retroactive sentencing reductions put into place during the Obama presidency.

    https://reason.com/blog/2018/05/29/this-man-was-released-from-prison-and-re

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Trump needs to pardon Charles asap. That is digraceful.

    Hopefully Kim Kardashian mentions it at their meeting tomorrow.

    The only worry is that Trump is nuts about drugs and so is his retarded AG.

  125. Top Ender

    From memory re RAN lives lost etc, four aircrew died in Korea, and eight personnel died in Vietnam.

  126. Geriatric mayfly

    Hanging, drawing and quartering of someone of such notoriety would probably draw a bigger crowd than a football match.

    Gelati vans in squadrons, pies and chips from caravans in tiers, and a wet tent or three, what a day it would be.

  127. lotocoti

    Surely you jest …

    So being shot at isn’t combat.
    Got it.
    Australia’s youngest casualties in the Vietnam war were Naval Ratings, but being wounded in a counter battery duel on the gun line isn’t combat.
    Good to know.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #2724525, posted on May 30, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    From memory re RAN lives lost etc, four aircrew died in Korea, and eight personnel died in Vietnam.

    The pointy end of HMAS Melbourne took out far more RAN personnel than the enemy.

  129. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    On Monday the European Commission—the bureaucratic and executive arm of the European Union—proposed banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery, and cotton swabsMoslems.

    and then I woke up

  130. C.L.

    Australian artist Paul Newton depicted in one of his paintings the Catholic community of Sydney in 1818 praying before the Blessed Sacrament in a private home.

    That’s such a beautiful painting. Hadn’t seen it before.

  131. DrBeauGan

    “How’s that fair? Where’s the fairness? Where’s the justice?” he wrote. “

    I’m inclined to agree with Mohammed Skaf. He is due some justice.

  132. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    From the Oz. Demands release? Indeed.

    it’s his allah given right not be incarcerated by mere kaffirs and to wantonly use any white sluts

  133. Boambee John

    The pointy end of HMAS Melbourne took out far more RAN personnel than the enemy.

    And also 74 USN personnel in 1969 (USS Frank E Evans)

  134. notafan

    Thirded on the painting.

    Uplifting, as art should be.

  135. Mindfree

    Steve Trickler

    That is the best video of the Moody Blues evah!!

    Thanks

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The pointy end of HMAS Melbourne took out far more RAN personnel than the enemy.

    And whether Duncan Stevens of HMAS Voyager – nicknamed “Drunken Duncan” – was fit to command a toy boat in the bath was a matter that the first Royal Commission went to great lengths to avoid, to the point where they hung all the blame on the Captain of HMAS Melbourne…

  137. Combine Dave

    Following a recent announcement Japan’s citizens are now prepping to withstand an increase is gang rapes and child grooming –

    Japan to open its borders to mass unskilled migration

  138. cohenite

    “It’s really an isolated case. He wasn’t part of a network, he did not receive instructions from anyone else, so there is no need to raise the terror threat alert level,” Jambon said, adding that investigators have no precise information that any other attacks might have been likely.

    Western leaders apart from Trump are insane, completely delusional about islam; another fucking lone wolf attack, nothing to do with islam.

  139. lotocoti

    Is there anyone alive who shot down an enemy aircraft whilst flying for the RAAF?
    Is there anyone alive who knocked out an enemy tank with an Australian Army tank?

  140. JC

    Cohenite

    Just focus on one single issue if you find it at all possible.

    What good would it do to raise the terror alert level? Explain how that saves lives as I’m in a quandary understanding just how it’s in any way possible.

    Alert levels are a bullshit attempt by governments pretending they can do something. Stop being childish.

  141. JC

    Combine Dave
    #2724541, posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Following a recent announcement Japan’s citizens are now prepping to withstand an increase is gang rapes and child grooming –

    Japan to open its borders to mass unskilled migration

    Combine,

    Maybe they attract immigration from decent places. The japs are pretty alert to the muzzo issue.

    They do have a big problem though. Half the country is living in nursing homes.

  142. zyconoclast

    TORIES RAISE MORE THAN LABOUR BY 3 TO 1 IN Q1

    Tories: £4,724,776

    Co-operative Party: £8,000

    Green Party: £1,800

    Labour Party: £1,494,267

    Liberal Democrats: £564,135

    Renew: £111,671

    Women’s Equality Party: £10,000

    Anti-Brexit party Renew brought in more than £111,000 before its founder gave up last week. Following its new hardline anti-Islam, pro-Tommy Robinson direction, UKIP did not report any donations in Q1. The Tories are significantly outgunning Labour should anyone fancy that October election…

  143. Mark A

    Cut back my bet on #12 race 4 Sha Tin info changed and price is just over $11

  144. Mark A

    Yup, info was right instead of dropping half a grand I dropped nothing as my saver ran second and paid $3.1 for the place.
    Glory be.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is there anyone alive who shot down an enemy aircraft whilst flying for the RAAF?
    Is there anyone alive who knocked out an enemy tank with an Australian Army tank?

    Close air support to the infantry, and the Airfield Defence guards, anyone? Close armored support, to the infantry, such as the Centurion tanks gave, in Viet Nam, anyone?

  146. cohenite

    Just focus on one single issue if you find it at all possible.

    What good would it do to raise the terror alert level?

    Ok. Raising the terror level isn’t the issue; letting in the muzzies in the first place is the issue; the ancillary issue is letting in more; and the subsidiary issue is kowtowing to the vermin when they’re here.

  147. jupes

    Is there anyone alive who shot down an enemy aircraft whilst flying for the RAAF?

    Probably not.

    Is there anyone alive who knocked out an enemy tank with an Australian Army tank?

    Again probably not, however tanks saw plenty of combat during Vietnam. That is, they were firing their guns at the enemy who fired at back at them with explosive ordinance of one sort or another.

    Despite the initial Australian worries, the Centurions have proved themselves to be very useful on the battlefield of Vietnam and they also turned out to be very resilient when taking damage, withstanding multiple shell hits. For example, during the several hour fight for the fortified village of Binh Ba on 6.6.1969, all the Centurions present were hit (three were seriously damaged), but they all fought to the end, despite the six crewmembers being wounded in combat. The worst enemy of the Australian and American tanks in Vietnam however were mines, causing over 70 percent of all the losses incurred.

    Australian soldiers have also been killed in armoured vehicles in Afghanistan by IEDs (mines). That’s not to mention the combat that infantry and special forces have been involved in this century. Not a lot in the greater scheme of things, however they were doing their core duty of fighting the enemy on land.

    The Navy on the other hand has not engaged in their core duty of fighting the enemy on the sea since the middle of last century. Now before you get all het-up and defensive, try and understand my original point. The Chief of the Navy was bragging that the RAN had employed women in combat roles for 30 years with no problems. Combat roles, not combat.

    So what? They are just pretending. The Navy is now more concerned with issuing Mona Shindy with a hijab than sinking enemy ships.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Again probably not, however tanks saw plenty of combat during Vietnam. That is, they were firing their guns at the enemy who fired at back at them with explosive ordinance of one sort or another.

    The role of the Centurion tanks, in Viet Nam, just about sums up this fvcked up country of ours. When the tanks were deployed, they couldn’t be serviced, or maintained, because the union laborers, who loaded those tanks for overseas service, from Australia, had stolen all the tools off every tank.

  149. Combine Dave

    Maybe they attract immigration from decent places. The japs are pretty alert to the muzzo issue.

    Not sure if you read the article but this change is aimed squarely at allow more unskilled workers to enter and stay (lower skills requirements, lower Jap language skills).

    They are doing a ‘Merkel’ by stealth.

    Not good!

  150. Infidel Tiger

    A Few Dollars More on Fox Classics.

    Don’t make them like that any more.

  151. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From dover_beach at 12:42 pm:

    “This was filmed out at Cloudbreak, Fiji, a few days ago. The last wave is the best of the decade for me.

    Outstanding.

  152. Combine Dave

    What good would it do to raise the terror alert level? Explain how that saves lives as I’m in a quandary understanding just how it’s in any way possible.

    It warns investors and tourists to stay clear of formerly first world now ‘shitholes’ aka Eurocuck nations.

  153. Combine Dave

    What good are naval and army units when we don’t have a functioning nation and or border to defend?

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Pauline’s going to see Tommy:

    And he thought prison was bad.

  155. Makka

    Is Hillary Clinton wearing a back brace? Eagle-eyed Twitter users spot ‘weird protrusion’ coming from her back after she stepped out in New York’s warm weather bundled up in a coat and long scarf

    That’s her tail. She keeps her horns trimmed.

  156. Mindfree

    Thanks IT watching now – signing off

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I discovered alcohol, to this tune, at a school ball of the 1970’s. Soon afterwards, it was suggested that my career, lay in other then academia….

  158. Steve trickler

    It has clout!

    Good fun.



  159. C.L.

    During the campaign, Clinton couldn’t stop coughing or collapsing.
    Since the election, she has fallen down at least two stairwells, fallen out of a bathtub and now wears a mutant ninja turtle shell.
    Totally healthy.

  160. Digger

    The highest “Unit” decorated Australian unit of the Vietnam War was RAN Clearance Diving Team 3.

    Eight 6 man teams over a four and a half year period in Vung Tau and Da Nang from January 1967, covering land, riverine and sea explosive ordnance disposal, ship searches, combat support roles, booby trap clearance, salvage, rescue, body searches etc were awarded one USN Meritorious Unit Commendation, Two US Navy Unit Commendations and one US Presidential Unit Citation (the only RAN Unit ever to receive such an award)….

  161. Bruce in WA

    Republican senator suggests that the breakdown of family values and support systems, violent movies, and unlimited access to porn were root causes in school shootings in the USA and that they weren’t caused by the availability of the guns.

    And the measured response from the antis?

    Despite all of the data and experts at her disposal, Tennessee lawmaker chooses to blame “grocery store pornography” for school shootings. And she doesn’t mean the magazines that glorify guns.

    So, my Australian shooter and Sporting shooter subscriptions are porn that glorifies guns? Lady, you know jackshit of which you speak.

  162. JC

    I don’t know how this can be articulated other than speechlessness.

    All but 11 Dems voted against expedited deportations exclusively for MS-13 and other criminal alien gangs. Yes, the party of MS-13

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll517.xml

  163. Infidel Tiger

    Holy crap. Trump is torching Sessions on twitter.

    Sessions must quit.

  164. max seddon @maxseddon
    Uh… so Arkady Babchenko, the Russian dissident reporter who was murdered yesterday, is… not dead. Ukrainian secret services just paraded him before the cameras on life TV. It was a setup. Dear God

    His wife and kids didn’t know. You can’t beat real life.

  165. classical_hero

    I just watch Solo and I don’t understand why it’s getting such bad reviews. It’s certainly not oscar material, but it was always going to be light entertainment. One problem is tha both the Last Jedi and The Force Awakens have been below par, so people have been put off this.

  166. This is the shade throw of the year.

    CNN @CNN
    Roseanne Barr blamed Ambien for her racist tweets.

    Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responded with this statement: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” http:// cnn.it/2H4IeVH

  167. Mark A

    #2724577, posted on May 31, 2018 at 1:29 am

    This is the shade throw of the year.

    CNN @CNN
    Roseanne Barr blamed Ambien for her racist tweets.

    Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responded with this statement: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” http:// cnn.it/2H4IeVH

    Being drugged to the eyeball maybe blamed on it though.
    Same as posting while drunk.

    Not excusing her, but she is merely explaining what may have led her to her actions.
    Should’ve know better, don’t post if under the influence.
    Simples.

  168. JC

    He never stops.

    Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?

  169. Top Ender

    Leigh…The pointy end of HMAS Melbourne took out far more RAN personnel than the enemy.

    Unfortunately you are right.

    From memory the USN had its revenge for the USS Frank E. Evans collision with a Skyhawk attack on one of our destroyers which killed some of our blokes. Can’t recall whether that was before or after.

  170. stackja

    Zoos getting excited about new arrivals. Meanwhile human babies becoming endangered species.

  171. Top Ender

    Senator “Duggie” Cameron versus Senator Jim Molan:

    Liberal senator Jim Molan has demanded an apology from Labor senator Doug Cameron following a fiery exchange in a Senate committee hearing today during which the retired major-general was derided by his counterpart for his “flag-wrapping nonsense”.

    Senator Molan accused Senator Cameron of repeatedly mocking the military during the tense hearing, after the Labor MP objected to the Liberal’s ongoing interjections during a debate on the underpayment of Tasmania’s lowest-paid workers.

    “Mate, you’re not a general anymore, and I’m not a private in your army,” Senator Cameron said, motioning for Senator Molan to sit down.

    Senator Molan replied: “On a number of occasions today, senator, you have run that line against me. I don’t care what you say about me … you are insulting everyone who has worn the uniform of this country over many many years.”

    When the former military chief asked Senator Cameron to apologise for his “disrespectful” remarks, Senator Cameron said: “Don’t give me that flag-wrapping nonsense.”

    Both senators later posted separate clips of the exchange on their respective Facebook pages, with Senator Cameron labelling his clip with the caption: “I’m trying to get to the bottom of workers being ripped off, and Liberal Senator Jim Molan keeps running interference on behalf of big business. He needs to pipe down.”

    Senator Molan asked his Facebook followers if they thought Senator Cameron should apologise.

    Neither senator could not be reached for comment last night.

    Link has some clips but doubtless they are also available on the Parliament site. Cameron is taking a hammering in the comments under the Oz article. Mine is: “How go the expensive suits Dougie? Still got the hi-vis behind the office door along with a few “worker jackets” so you can convince the plebs you are one of them?”

    Would love a punchup in the courtyard outside between these two. Given they have some time to go in their jobs it might happen one day.

  172. Top Ender

    Dougie’s office contacts are: (02) 47514288

    Or via email at: [email protected]

    I’m sure he would like to hear how disgusting his comments are. Remember to be polite to the genuine workers who slave away for him.

  173. None

    Barr was guilty of a really bad joke and just gave a b c an excuse not to renew the program for another season and I think they did not want to review it for another season because they were pissed that it was popular given it stood for everything against what the Liberal elites believe. More pissed that Roseanne who has her own colourful view of the world seemed to support Trump although I would say she’s just idiosyncratic. The more I listen to the fallout and excuses coming out of ABC – do check out the ABC CEO, her background and The Machinations behind the scene- the more I bet that this is just another decision by mob rule. Trump just mailed their hypocrisy by poonting out thr ABC’s lack of apology. I don’t believe Roseanne is a racist. And the reruns will be back soon enough. Money always talks loudest in that industry.

  174. Tom

    The latest Michael Ramirez ‘toon was prompted by this week’s instalment of the neverending James Clapper lie-athon on US TV.

  175. RobK

    Thanks Tom. My morning fix. Some goodins there.

  176. None

    It was a good retort by Sinofi but I would have just replied. “True. But as your own warning label says, it does impair judgement.”

    Having said that she shouldn’t have even tried to blame it on Ambien even if she was half doped up. That excuse only works for lefties.

  177. None

    Thanks Tom. Once again I’m impressed by Australian political cartoonists. They actually know how to caricature and make their characters recognisable. I can’t say the same about many of the Americans.

  178. None

    A department spokesman said it could investigate in cases where teachers were still employees. Schools were always obliged to report alleged criminal conduct but during the 1970s and 80s “there were not the detailed ­reporting policies that exist today and there was no departmental ­investigative unit”.

    But if you were mokested by a priest you can expect today’s laws and procedures to be applied back then.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/teachers-pet-sue-or-prosecute-predator-teachers-students-told/news-story/15f8e115c7cdb5e4338ae008905e2273

  179. Eyrie

    “But if you are attacked from behind, as was the case with the two officers, you can’t do anything,” he said.
    So what happened to Police street smarts, SA and checking six?

  180. Motelier

    “But if you are attacked from behind, as was the case with the two officers, you can’t do anything,” he said.

    Just my 2 cents worth. The murderer was really talented.

    Here, try this.

    Lets say you are a policeperson, armed with whatever, on patrol with your partner, who is also armed.

    The perp sneaks up behind the pair of you and stabs your partner. What do you do?

    See, I think there is something wrong here. Either the perp was very very fast and accurate with a knife, or the two on patrol were not aware of their surroundings and just going on a “Sunday” stroll.

  181. Eyrie

    Motelier, walk far enough apart that one assailant can’t get you both too quickly and so you can cover each other’s back. Works in fighter combat.

  182. Motelier

    That is right Eryie.

    They were out for a Sunday stroll in the park.

  183. Motelier

    In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were holding hands while on patrol.

  184. Tailgunner

    dover_beach
    #2723984, posted on May 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    This was filmed out at Cloudbreak, Fiji, a few days ago. The last wave is the best of the decade for me.

    Sick, DB! Thanks 🙂
    Surfed Cloudbreak on my first overseas airstrip in 94,not at that size (12-15ft IMO) but a solid 8 or a bit bigger. Heavy wave, especially on your backhand! Embarrassed to say I went straight instead of pulling in a few times. No balls after going over the falls for a brutal beating!

  185. Herodotus

    In the best news short of pulling the plug on the ABC, Sky has done a deal with WIN to go free to air in the regions on channel 83. It will happen somemtime this year, and there may be other moves in the pipeline.
    At last there will be an alternative to the green left monster that puffs itself up on taking a service to the rural backblocks, even though that service is largely poison.
    Foxtel viewers will still have more channels on tap for their subscription money, but the main items in the Sky lineup will go out to the voters!

  186. Dave in Marybrook

    Sky news in the bush- awesome, Herodotus.

  187. None

    Agree motelier there was something odd about that report.

  188. None

    Well done Sky News mind you they’re not called sky red for nothing but still, competition is a good thing.

  189. John Constantine

    Sky news in the bush, just in time for the great replacement.

    Cutting off white flight to rural Australia is another battlefront their left is opening up.

    The fundamental transformation of rural towns from agricultural services centers into refugee dispersal area service centers is the next Big Australia demographic push.

    The ability of Stalinist shires to tax the capital value of farmland is held back by peasant families still on the land.

    Once the Clearances of peasant owner operators are complete and corporate super funds and investment managers run Australia’s farms with fly in flyout staff, then the Stalinists can ratetax the land at penalty social justice levels to fund services for mass imported welfare vote plantations.

    Purge the peasants for Progress.

    Comrades.

  190. Herodotus

    Chevron suffered an adverse judgement some time back from a case brought by enviro activists and encouraged, boosted by the usual Hollywoood suspects. It came out however that the case and the standard operating procedures of the complainants were not merely fraudulent but extended to extortion and judicial bribary.
    Chevron has now won damages, but as Joanne Nova asks, will you hear about this bad behaviout by supposed tree huggers in the swamp that is ABC, BBC, etc?
    Full story here?

  191. None

    None of my comments up at The Daily Telegraph have been published naturally – I know Miranda hates me – but I did point out that the lady pagers at the DT are having conniptions because Vikki Campion did not abort the baby and Barnaby chose to support her.
    And so I was right https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/barnaby-joyce-and-vikki-campion-reveal-they-were-pressured-to-abort-their-baby/news-story/2a953e44de6b88c9292d98c54fd4062e
    Now imagine if she had an abortion. Can you imagine that all would have been well in Lefty Paradise? I say it again: I don’t approve of adultery. Yes you can help who you fall in love with. But good on her for standing up to those bullies who wanted her to abort a child.

  192. Herodotus

    There’s a poster going around on social media that shows a bear in an enclosure at a zoo, looking forlorn and sad, as you can well imagine it is. The caption reads “Other Lives Have Value Too.”
    One can only surmise what the author’s views are on abortion, but animal activism and leftism do tend to go hand in hand, and humans are more often seen as a problem to be mitigated.

  193. Farmer Gez

    The increase in the value of farmland is now flowing nicely into the hands of government.
    Our latest rates bill has increased by 25%
    Farmers with viable holdings in this shire are now paying around $50,000 in rates.
    FMD! (and I don’t mean Farm Mansgement Deposit scheme).

  194. None

    Rural councils are probably amongst the most corrupt councils in the country I reckon.

  195. Farmer Gez

    Oh, and I forgot to mention. The shire is chasing us down for unregistered dogs and cats as well. $50,000 is not enough.

  196. John Constantine

    The farms owned and run by the new wave of managed funds and corporate are demographic wastelands, the fly in fly out staff don’t even buy fuel and sandwiches on the way through, let alone demographically support fire brigades, schools or buy charity raffle tickets at street fundraisers.

    The capital city population Ponzi is rippling out in rising land values for all real property.As inside country is snapped up through Ponzi demand, the money is pushed a further hour or two drive time further out.

    Unelected shire staff have tried to soften up the massive tax rises on unserviced farmland by saying they are working on ways to tax FIFO corporate harder. This won’t work, only purging the peasant will progress mass ratetax increases.

    Comrades.

  197. Gab

    Corrective Services report about Mohammed #Skaf: “It appears that he still blames the victims for his offending, has no victim empathy and refuses to take responsibility for his actions”

    From the Daily Telegraph. Margaret Cuneen called him a scared little teenager. The Left refuses to admit his crimes were racist.

  198. Mother Lode

    TE,

    I had a quick look at the Australian’s twitter thread for that story.

    There is a strange creature there speculating that Molan, because he can be recalled to service, might be in breach of s44 of the constitution as an employee of the federal government.

    The fact that he is not currently serving seems to have passed so far over her head that the swishing sound did not alert her to it.

    But that is how the left thinks: Laws and rules are merely weapons to be deployed against enemies. And those are the kinds of laws they are always looking to have enacted.

    There is another creature there who seems to think that joining the military is about being allowed to indulge your homicidal impulses, and that it is for people with no imagination or capacity to think for themselves.

    Let’s compare:

    In the military you are trained to be in situations that are chaotic, ever changing and where missteps will see you killed. You have to assess, adapt and improvise to achieve an objective while someone is throwing every obstacle in your way they can while trying to kill you.

    In the public service (the greatest left-wing enclave) people need to be able to…

  199. Chris

    No doubt I’m late to the party, but WTF is the point of modifying a bloody fly swat?

    In India and similar places the flyswats are like a Totem Tennis paddle with an electric bug zapping grid. I cannot imagine what modifications (cough stun gun cough) might be possible.

  200. Farmer Gez

    Private land owners are taxed by rates whereas public land, like National Parks and State forests are tax free and the locals are expected to foot the bill for access roads and flood works. Everyone in the State get to enjoy our vast public lands but we poor suckers get to pay.

  201. Mother Lode

    From the Daily Telegraph. Margaret Cuneen called him a scared little teenager. The Left refuses to admit his crimes were racist.

    Well, he isn’t a Western European.

  202. Baldrick

    In the public service (the greatest left-wing enclave) people need to be able to…

    … maintain a clear path to the staff canteen for a paleo pear and banana bread indulgence.

  203. Top Ender

    Schools were always obliged to report alleged criminal conduct but during the 1970s and 80s “there were not the detailed ­reporting policies that exist today and there was no departmental ­investigative unit”.

    A few teachers I worked with in the 80s might be getting a bit nervous.

    One female – aged 22 – was conducting an affair with a Year 12 boy in one of her classes.

    Another went on to marry a boy from one of her classes…

  204. Rae

    Margaret Cuneen called him a scared little teenager.

    If only she’d advised him to fake chest pains.

  205. Baldrick

    In the public service (the greatest left-wing enclave) people need to be able to…

  206. cynical1

    Roseanne Barr chopped because of tweets.

    Right, who wants a job?

    You can hatefuck VJ or glass the [email protected]

    Ford, Deveny and Lee were unavailable for comment.

  207. Top Ender

    Good summation Mother Lode.

    But…maybe:

    In the military you are trained to be in situations that are chaotic, ever changing and where missteps will see you killed. You have to assess, adapt and improvise to achieve an objective while someone is throwing every obstacle in your way they can while trying to kill you.

    should be:

    In the military you are trained to be in situations that are chaotic, ever changing and where missteps will see you posted somewhere else. You have to assess, adapt and improvise to achieve an objective while someone is throwing every obstacle in your way they can while trying to subvert every attempt you make to improve a disastrous Department of Defence.

    Fixed.

  208. John Constantine

    The water authority water tax has been about half the shire rates tax.

    When the water pipeline went in, we were told that the costs of running a pipeline would be a fraction of running open channels.

    Frankenwater authority now simply hires consultants to identify one in a hundred year risks that need a Big Water authority charging higher taxes to manage.

    Water tax on capital on top of shire tax on capital.

    Comrades.

  209. Percy Popinjay

    The latest in the Waffleroach’s unrelenting quest to implement every lunatic policy of labor and the greenfilth:

    The car industry has warned that some of Australia’s most popular cars will be taken off the market, or face significant price hikes, under tough carbon-emissions standards being actively considered by the Turnbull government.

    The fact that those irredeemable imbeciles are even “actively considering” this hysterical rubbish shows how far removed from sensible governance these monstrous cretins are.

    Is there any aspect of our lives these monumental fuckwits aren’t seeking to regulate, tax, or declare illegal?

    How much longer do people put up with this shit?

  210. C.L.

    I see Stormy Daniels’ lawyer has been torn to shreds by the judge in the fake Cohen case.
    LOL.

  211. Rae

    Roseanne missed an opportunity. The Pussy Grabber in Chief is the same colour as an orangutan.

  212. Entropy

    The car industry has warned that some of Australia’s most popular cars will be taken off the market, or face significant price hikes, under tough carbon-emissions standards being actively considered by the Turnbull government.

    These pricks are on a minimum $200k a year. They don’t care if a car costs a few thousand more. They get a comcar too.

  213. John Constantine

    Fire services levy tax on capital value of farmland.

    In order for yarragrad to go to fifty percent wymynsys, the fire kommittat must fund massive automation, robotics and air water bomber support.

    Comrades.

  214. Snoopy

    As I previously observed.

    The Morgan Freeman episode of #MeToo is heating up, big time. According to CNN and others, eight women have accused Freeman of sexual misconduct; now, Freeman is threatening to sue CNN for defamation — and his case looks pretty strong.

    h/t Instapundit

  215. Baldrick

    The car industry has warned that some of Australia’s most popular cars will be taken off the market, or face significant price hikes, under tough carbon-emissions standards being actively considered by the Turnbull government.

    A carbon tax on cars. Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  216. John Constantine

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/what-should-australian-cities-look-like-in-the-future/7486878

    “Lucy Turnbull believe changing our reliance on cars is crucial to helping our cities work better.

    ‘Taming road congestion is going to be a big issue for our cities. I would love cars to become redundant and obsolete but it’s not going to happen,’ Turnbull says.”

    Comrades.

  217. Roger

    Taming road congestion is going to be a big issue for our cities.

    So tell Malcolm to take his foot off the immigration accelerator, for starters.

  218. John Constantine

    Shires creeping up on how to fund inner city style recycling on unserviced farmland.

    Charging per recycling bin only pushes waste dumping out into the bush, so they want to tax capital value of farmland to fund recycling.

    Drafting up a waste management and recycling business plan for the farm is mentioned in the new livestock accreditation compliance audit schemes, but not yet enforced.

    Purge the peasants and replace them with corporate farmlandholders with compliance departments. then shires can charge full sugar farm rates to pay to hire more shire inspectors to audit corporate compliance departments. Plus help and save the masses of imported refugees in the shire refugee dispersal area vote plantations.

    Comrades.

  219. Percy Popinjay

    Just reading through this thread (page) reveals the latest items/activities collectivists want banned:

    Tobogganing
    Kitchen knives
    Plastic straws
    Cars

    FFS.

  220. Percy Popinjay

    I would love cars to become redundant and obsolete but it’s not going to happen,’ (Dame Edna) Turnbull says.”

    That’s “redundant and obsolete” for everyone except Dame Edna Turnbull, the Waffleroach and the nomenklatura.

  221. John Constantine

    Shire tax on capital on top of water tax on capital on top of fifty percent wymynsys firefighter tax on capital on top of ‘china wont take our dumped rubbish anymore’ recycling tax on capital, plus they want a refugee dispersal area tax on capital, plus sheepdog tax.

    Then they start taxing the hours of your life with compliance burdens.

    As piggy howes said, the agenda is to have socialised cuba style farm ownership, with union super funds owning the land, unionised workforces producing from the centrally planned operation and the right sort of class employed as inspectors to enforce compliance for the communal good.

    And we laughed at him.

    Comrade Maaaates.

  222. Fat Tony

    Rae = Troll

    Could everyone please ignore this facetious piece of shit?

    As Baldrick says : FUCK OFF

  223. Infidel Tiger

    I would love cars to become redundant and obsolete but it’s not going to happen,’ (Dame Edna) Turnbull says.”

    Cars are the greatest thing that has ever happened for freedom.

    What a complete and utter xunt.

  224. John Constantine

    What are their Chloe shorten and their Dame Bryce going to tell wee Willy shorten to think about cars?.

  225. Chris

    Cars are the greatest thing that has ever happened for freedom.

    Actually, bicycles were 50 years earlier, and meant for the first time people could live miles from where they worked.
    Run over a cyclist for freedom.
    Comrades.

  226. Snoopy

    Can you imagine this happening here?

    Trump signed the “Right to Try” bill today at the White House Wednesday, surrounded onstage patients with debilitating diseases who will benefit from the legislation.

    >

    “Right to Try” loosens regulations on experimental drugs and treatments for individuals suffering from terminal diseases. The legislation bypasses the laborious FDA testing process to expedite treatment for the suffering individuals.

    MAGA

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