Wednesday Forum: May 30, 2018

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  1. Rae

    From 2019, hotels booked using foreign websites will also attract GST. I presume hire cars ditto.

    So you pay the local taxes plus the Ausmuppets skim off another 10%. How a good or service consumed overseas attracts local GST is beyond me.

    [Shakes head, and wonders how the elderly survive from day to day.]

    Australian GST applies only to goods and services provided in Australia. Rumored change is to apply GST to hotel services booked on overseas sites but provided in Australia.

  2. candy

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week to the Palestinian Authority asking for assurances Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    Makes no sense really. We are set to manufacture arms to sell to the Middle East, in all likelihood to be used against civilians as well. How would you know what happens in the ME. Australian workers making goods that in the end kill children.

  3. Roger

    But I do wonder what I’m going to read, and from where – other than The Cat- I’ll obtain all the latest news, especially when we’re travelling.

    I’m sure Cats will have some suggestions, Delta.

    Try them out and see what you like.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s just that there are so many useless pricks trying to stop us doing it.

    Like every inner city dropkick that has a keyboard, and considers themselves “their partner in your farming enterprise, in setting ethical standards” and “granting you a social license to farm.”

  5. herodotus

    Nine times out of ten I have an incredible ability to show up just before the page turn.
    So here it is again, for better or worse.

    I hold no brief for Greg Hunt, who has been a climate wuss for many years, including those of the Howard government.
    But this dust up over what he said to someone “behind closed doors” is no go.
    The world might be intoxicated by the circus that is the MeToo movement, and excited by the possibilities opened up by the 24/7 capability to stir shit via social media.
    However, the situation has deteriorated into infantilism. Enough.

  6. Dave in Marybrook

    I only buy the Oz once or twice a week-
    On a Friday early morn, so that I can have a read in the paddock and see if anything is going down in arts, farming and footy news-
    And then on a Saturday, to see if my art/farming/footy letter to the editor got in.
    Tweets can be deleted.
    Dead tree media is forever.

  7. calli

    Quick, Rae!

    Pop over to the Australia Geoblocked thread and troll me there too. Lots of juicy material.

  8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Pauline Hansen in meltdown on Bolt

    Burston has left her Party. He said, she said, now going on. Sky News reporting the Bolt meltdown; I saw it and she was extremely upset. It is over his desire to support the Government’s tax policy.

  9. Death Giraffe

    Rubin report Niall Fergusson, capture of the academy.
    Watch it.
    Is good.

  10. egg_

    max
    #2725281, posted on May 31, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    The gender/black tribalism* issue was well handled in the last episode, but even Lefties must be tiring of the TDS – at least, he’s a ratings winner!

    Too bad Roseanne copped same in real life.

  11. rickw

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week to the Palestinian Authority asking for assurances Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    It’s guaranteed you stupid bint!

    That’s right, hardworking Australians money, stolen by you pricks, then given to terrorists by you pricks!

  12. Death Giraffe

    Niall Fergusson is as good a speaker as he is an author. Excellent.

  13. Percy Popinjay

    Interesting (not to mention depressing) piece in City Journal on the scourge of Brutalism in the UK and its adverse consequences for the poor saps condemned to exist (or be Grenfelled) in it.

  14. hzhousewife

    Oh, that’s all right then Gab ! I was hoping you wouldn’t say the SMH or Age !!!
    FWIW, last Saturday’s Inquirer section had a great article by Jane Albrechtsen “Say You Want a Revolution” discussing “the intellectual dark web” and referencing Claire Lehmann, Christina Hoff Sommers, Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Petersen with podcast and website references, also mentioning the Heterodox Academy. It is reassuring to think that some thinkers out there are beginning to network and plan some kind of approach to counter the weird political correctness of the times.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Burston now saying to Paul Murray, who has come in to interview him on Sky News, that he and Pauline might be able ‘to see a way through’.

  16. Baldrick

    You are right calli, of course …

    Budget 2018: Booking Aussie hotels on overseas websites could cost you more when GST kicks in
    Australian hotel bookings through overseas websites like Expedia could cost travellers more from next year, following the budget announcement that these companies must start paying the GST.

    Ignore the Cats house Troll/Wronologist.

  17. Peter Castieau

    I’m just watching Sky and it seems that the PHON parliamentary political party is blowing up?

  18. egg_

    Pop over to the Australia Geoblocked thread

    Methinks the puppetmaster has a sock for every thread.

  19. Peter Castieau

    I forgot to scroll up…

  20. Snoopy

    How does Granny Aching’s sheep linament stack up against Lagavulin, Zulu?

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How does Granny Aching’s sheep linament stack up against Lagavulin, Zulu?

    I can safely say I’ll stick to Lagavulin.

  22. egg_

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week to the Palestinian Authority asking for assurances Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    More truthiness from the winning Turnbull Coalition Team?

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gawd, it is like a marital squabble.

    Pauline has been near to jaw-wobbling tears, saying is this the reward for all of her efforts, and how much she has been doing to achieve all that has been done, and no-one knows her struggles and what she has had to give up and put up with .. grim sniffs.

    He is responding in that irritating soul-of-rationality way that men have when women completely lose it, and saying how reasonable he has been, and he’s listening, but he has his own views too, and after all, he’s given his handshake and word on this thing, and he doesn’t go back on that, not for a little woman anyway.

    Politics! Who says we need more women in there, we have a hard enough time elsewhere.
    And who says there are no gender differences to intrude into what and how things are said? 🙂

  24. Death Giraffe

    Peter Castieau
    ..
    Peter.
    Could you grab my contact details off blog owner and fire me off an e- mail?

  25. Rae

    Don’t raise your blood pressure too much. Correcting a dumb statement by you now and then is not trolling. But if you start making those dumb statements more often it might seem so.

    And I see the Twitter roach has supported your latest dumb statement. Once again demonstrating the effect of its failed 4 way brain by-pass.

  26. nemkat

    The Australian is a pretty good paper, with plenty of good writers, still good value at $3.
    Quadrant is way overpriced at $11, the Catholic Weekly is better value.
    I’d recommend subscribing to Private Eye as the best deal going around.
    20 odd pages of Hard News once a fortnight, and they couldn’t give a fuck who they offend.
    https://www.subscription.co.uk/private-eye/store/subscription

  27. egg_

    Are the Grigsocks taking up the Wrongology strain for M0nster?

  28. Oh come on

    From a Drudge link

    Higher Ground Productions is the name of the company established by the Obamas to produce content for Netflix.

    Higher Ground Productions? You have got to be shitting me. Could these lightweights take themselves any more seriously? Thank God we are rid of them.

  29. calli

    Balders, to be honest, I thought it was overseas hotels and other services. The Seven news did not make it clear. That’s why I questioned the taxes’ validity.

    I’ve had a rough day. The Beloved was in surgery for five hours, but he’s phoned me and he’s fine. Now to get him walking again on his brand new knees. 😀

  30. calli

    [Shakes head, and wonders how the elderly survive from day to day.]

    That’s trolling, Rae.

    And very amusing considering.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    After 25 years of public life can we just accept that Hanson is a narcissist and a nutter.

    I don’t know how she ran that chippo but ffs she can’t manage a political team.

  32. Baldrick

    Yeah I know calli, I read that earlier. Tell him to get a move along and stop pussy-footing around. 😊

  33. Peter Castieau

    Just send me one to here Death Giraffe
    [email protected]

  34. egg_

    River Cottage was just another “lifestyle” program, the main character was a chef / actor from Newcastle.

    Grigs in his @rseless wetsuit?

  35. Gary

    Happy covfefe anniversary !!

  36. egg_

    Gawd, it is like a marital squabble.

    Seems to be Pauline’s weakness.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Niall Fergusson is as good a speaker as he is an author. Excellent.

    His latest book, ‘The Square Tower’, about networks and hierarchy in historical perspective, is reviewed in the latest issue of the IPA Review, which has arrived at the same time as the latest issue of Quadrant, where I am keen to read Joe Dolce’s review of “The Crown” TV series which I was rabbiting on about here not so long ago. So much to read, arriving all at once, and I am still just at the conclusion of a potboiler ‘Regency’ romance a la Georgette Heyer but nothing like as good, lent to me, and which can’t conclude too soon for my liking.

  38. Delta A

    he’s phoned me and he’s fine

    Glad to hear it, calli.

  39. egg_

    wonders how the elderly survive from day to day.]

    So much skin on the loose?

  40. rickw

    Then again, who needs a tractor when you’ve got one of these?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIVAlV8YVF0

  41. nemkat

    Burston has left her Party. He said, she said, now going on. Sky News reporting the Bolt meltdown; I saw it and she was extremely upset. It is over his desire to support the Government’s tax policy.

    According to Senator Leyonjhelm on 2GB, the issue is Endorsement for the next Election.
    Since One Nation is Hanson, Brian Burston will be up against it without her endorsement, and he hasn’t got it yet.
    She’s made a decision on her Qld candidate, but is playing Ducks and Drakes on N.S.W. and W.A..

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Now to get him walking again on his brand new knees. 😀

    My mother resisted that with her new knee until I made her come and stay with me.
    You have to be cruel to be kind. I drew her up a schedule and offered her my arm. 🙂

  43. Death Giraffe

    Check your email Peter.

  44. calli

    You have to be cruel to be kind.

    I can do that.

  45. nemkat

    David Leyonjhelm also said Hanson is under pressure in Longman not to be seen as a doormat for the Government over Business Tax Cuts, and that it’s possible her position could change again after Longman [July 28].
    Also the 2 Centre Alliance Senators [ex Xenophon] are a chance of coming on board, and possibly the PHON W.A. Senator, Peter Georgiou, who Hanson seems to have forgotten about.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’d recommend subscribing to Private Eye as the best deal going around.

    Last time I looked at Private Eye it had gone left.
    Subscribe to Quadrant and it is much cheaper. Same for The Spectator.
    Join the IPA and the magazine comes with it.’
    If at any time you used to buy a paper regularly then don’t be mingy and buy the Oz online weekdays and delivered at home ready for your weekend read each Sat’dy. Their package of this is quite cheap really.

  47. cohenite

    UK Death Watch
    Muslim group tells Tories to ‘remove Islamophobia from party’
    The Muslim Council of Britain has reiterated a call for the Conservatives to launch an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the party.

    Pretty fucked; islam has the West by the balls or whatever women have.

    And the guardian ripping into Tommy:

    But those on the far right do not believe in freedom at all. They call for the banning of mosques, banning of burqas, mass deportation of migrants and refugees, clamping down on civil liberties. They portray their opponents as traitors. Condemning the likes of Yaxley-Lennon instantly brings threats of violence on social media: recent messages I’ve received include “Owen Jones your get what’s coming to you very soon you prick”, “Until one day one of us bumps into you I can’t wait”, “I hope someone fills your jaw you little prick”, “Remember places, traitors’ faces, you will pay for crimes”, ad infinitum..

    They know that the struggles of women, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ people have shifted attitudes. Once-acceptable prejudices that rationalised overt discrimination and persecution have been driven from the mainstream. The cry of “free speech” is simply a ruse to turn back the clock and in doing so justify stripping away hard-won rights and freedoms from women and minorities. The far right surfs the backlash, claiming that people are oppressed because they are white in societies where minorities are more likely to be in poverty, in low-paid jobs and underrepresented in politics and the media. It feeds on the grievances of white people who are oppressed and exploited but not because of their whiteness, but because of their class.

    Wait till islam gets into these rats. Nick Cohen wrote a book called What’s Left featuring how the left expedited the arrival of the mullahs in iran and were the first to get necked when the bearded bastards took over. Cognitive dissonance. The only shame is the rest of us will be coping it too.

  48. P

    John Constantine
    #2725274, posted on May 31, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I love your writing. Always have.

    I’m sending you a thank you with a poem.

  49. JC

    rickw
    #2725338, posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    A bit of tractor fun:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MHrKhsUsS6c

    For a sec there I thought you were referring to Fran (the tractor) Kelly.

  50. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Don’t raise your blood pressure too much. Correcting a dumb statement by you now and then is not trolling. But if you start making those dumb statements more often it might seem so.

    Watch it, Calli, he’s making ‘kitteh threats’ again. He don’t like women much.
    It’s all mother’s fault. She sits there still with that toothy grin on her face, by the window.
    He’ll wipe it off the face of every woman who crosses him, he will.

  51. cohenite

    I admire Pauline, she is Australia’s only political prisoner but really she has to toughen up and generate internal party procedures to resolve disagreements over policy apart from relying on her lèse-majesté.

  52. nemkat

    It’s not a Policy issue, it’s all about politics for her.
    Longman is bogan central, the Tax Cuts won’t play well for her there, opposing them is far more popular.
    The government is pushing it through in June, so she might have hit the end of the road.

  53. C.L.

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week to the Palestinian Authority asking for assurances Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    Shades of H.V. Evatt writing a letter to Molotov and being told that, no, Russia has no spies in Australia.
    Audio of Evatt relating that to the House (scroll down).

    That was considered the beginning of the end for Evatt. Even his own colleagues began to think he was crazy.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Did The Stick Figure not get an itemised receipt from Hamas?

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That was considered the beginning of the end for Evatt. Even his own colleagues began to think he was crazy.

    Evatt finished his career as Chief Justice of New South Wales. He was described as “incontinent, barking mad, and completely unable to comprehend any but the most simple of evidence. At one time, it was suggested that the learned judge would be able to better understand a series of police photographs, if he was holding them the right way up.”

  56. Old School Conservative

    calli
    #2725349, posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    You have to be cruel to be kind.

    I can do that.

    Women just don’t understand the level of pain that strikes men.
    Give your bloke a few days off at least. No cruelty required.

  57. cohenite

    The fact is Burston and every other wanna be wouldn’t be there without Hanson. I wonder about the effect her imprisonment has had on her and whether she can no longer trust anyone. It’s a major dilemma because Hanson has her heart in the right place: she supports coal, thinks AGW is bullshit, opposes islam and less immigration. No other party in the country does that except perhaps AC and I’m not so certain about Cory’s attitude towards islam.

  58. Makka

    Campion is a bit of an airhead if she thinks that you can’t help who you fall in love with comma but what’s done is done and I have absolutely no problems with them profiting from their own story to the benefit of their son. The kid is innocent and the meat has done a great job in rendering his parents unemployable and I would say they are doing the right thing by trying to secure his future in the whatever way is open to them.

    I don’t have any problem with securing money for the kid, lifting it off the media or any legal way else.

    But if you’re expecting me to buy the BS story that Joyce didn’t use his influence and power to maneuver her into cushy jobs in the APS to keep things under wraps while the stream of dosh rolls in, then sorry. I don’t for second believe it and only a fool would. Joyce got busted and then humiliated in many ways over this to a large extent because he’s a typical taxeating trough dwelling swine. That’s our political elite on show for all to see.

  59. Infidel Tiger

    Hanson’s chief advisor is a far left homosexual.

    She’s a fuxk wit.

  60. nemkat

    Hanson only looks as far as the next election, and how many lots of $2.48 she can scrounge from the Electoral Commission.
    David Leyonhjelm said he gets on with her well on a personal level, but he later said that her position on the Tax Cuts is likely to change after July 28.
    In other words, she’s a venal Irish ratbag, and her voters probably aren’t much different.

  61. stackja

    I pretty much supply the whole Central Coast’: Nateesha Barlin, Dylan Shaw to be sentenced
    Richard Noone, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    NATEESHA Barlin was the “ugly duckling” who had a difficult childhood and was bullied after her parents split until she fell into the “gym culture” where she was introduced to steroids.

    From there the lure of easy money was too much to resist as the topless waitress and her beefcake beau Dylan Shaw began a “criminal enterprise” to import and distribute steroids, testosterone and human growth hormones.

    At one point Barlin, 23, boasted “I pretty much supply the whole Central Coast”.

    But their glamorous life of gym selfies and raunchy bikini shoots came crashing down on November 7, 2016, when Australian Border Force (ABF) officers raided the little granny flat they rented at the back of a Jilliby property.

    It was the culmination of a two-year sting in which ABF officers intercepted 13,672 tablets, 11.2 litres of testosterone, 600ml of anabolic steroid, 195 vials of Somatropin, 120ml of Clenbuterol, 20 vials and 55 ampoules of human growth hormone and 102 capsules of Oxymetho-lone (Anesterone). between May and October in 2016.

    As a result of the seizures, ABF investigators conducted a series of raids which began at their Jilliby granny flat where officers seized a further 12 litres of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs), 100g of cannabis and 300 vials believed to contain human growth hormone.

    They also searched Shaw’s parents house at Warnervale and Barlin’s mother’s house at Tacoma.

    ….

    Her solicitor said she fell into the “gym culture” which “introduced her to steroids”.

    “She was aware they were illegal, she was not aware of how serious the offences were (compared to other drugs such as heroin),” he said.

    He dismissed a text she sent claiming to “supply the whole Central Coast” as the boasting of a young person who “made statements to make her seem popular”.

    Their bail was continued and they will be sentenced on June 26.

  62. Snoopy

    Man dressed in police uniform and wearing a pig mask arrested by police: in Tommy Robinson’s England:

    LOL. Arrested for impersonating a police officer while wearing a full head pig mask. Don’t those fuckwit cops have any self awareness?

  63. Combine Dave

    Why are Police exerting such effort on such victimless crimes?

  64. nemkat

    LOL. Arrested for impersonating a police officer while wearing a full head pig mask. Don’t those fuckwit cops have any self awareness?

    No. If they did, they’d get a real job.

  65. Snoopy

    Why are Police exerting such effort on such victimless crimes?

    No risk of getting their head sawn off.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Miranda Devine
    @mirandadevine

    Brian Burston tells @benfordham he was at a Canberra pub with a colleague when @PaulineHansonOz and her COS James Ashby came in, saw them and “turned around and walked in the other direction… She has her moods”. But he still wants to “kiss and make up” 😱 #PoliticsAsSoapOpera

    Hanson should be locked up. She’s sick.

  67. Hanson ran that chippo very well. No one was in any doubt who was in charge and she worked her ring off. She was always there.

  68. H B Bear

    Are the Grigsocks taking up the Wrongology strain for M0nster?

    I think mUnty has taken up squirrel farming.

  69. None

    Sorry Macca. There is nothing wrong with it because you can’t fire somebody for having an affair ( I certainly can advise you how to get rid of them legally by other means) but lots of big corporations and employers have rules about husbands and wives working together, or people in sexual relationships working together so that there is no conflict of interest. Generally you avoid having them work together and yes that sometimes means moving one of them. That certainly has been the case in some of the places I’ve worked.
    AFAIK the parties get allocated x number of staff and how they divvy them up is up to them. The Nats had not used up all their quota. So yeah that might have moved her to the whips office but basically she was still doing PR for the Nats. Now I’m open for anyone to show me where there was any financial improprietary but so far no one’s come up with any evidence. Do you have any? I must admit I also love how the sexually liberated start getting puritan when they sniff a cheap political point. Barnaby and Campion may have been an adulterous relationship but that doesn’t mean you can falsely accuse them of other stuff they haven’t done. Show your evidence or shut up.

  70. H B Bear

    Is a fish and chip shop owner with a clapped out ring-hole the right person to hold the balance of power in the Senate? Particularly, as IT noted, they are advised by The Musselman’s shower buddy.

  71. Rae

    Beth. That’s very imaginative. Soon you’ll be giving Mother Lode creative writing lessons. What news from Gigor?

  72. None

    GladysB is a Photios girl. Yes she’s chummy with that charlatan. She has no original thought in her head, no spine, she just blows with the wind and she blows left. Mind you all the New South Wales parties -federal or state branches – blow left and are corrupt as. When the Nats cry no one from their side of politics trying to pressure Campion into an abortion don’t believe them. If the lives say they would never do such a thing themselves don’t believe them either. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/abortion-conscience-vote-triggers-ideological-rift-in-nsw-coalition/news-story/dd43910e764d543893a7ff9effd4b4f6

  73. None

    Is a fish and chip shop owner with a clapped out ring-hole the right person to hold the balance of power in the Senate? Particularly, as IT noted, they are advised by The Musselman’s shower buddy

    Everything wrong with Australian politics is right there but as politics is downstream from culture that just shows everything wrong with us..

  74. Peter Castieau

    Giraffe

    Check your email

  75. Makka

    Sorry None, you’re full of shit. You also verbal. I haven’t advocated firing him for the affair. I do think he is a low life for the betrayal of his wife and particularly the children. If you are so stupid and naive to think or believe he didn’t use his influence as Deputy PM to arrange or meddle in getting jobs for her then so be it. His behavior during this episode leaves me in no doubt.

    STFU yourself.

  76. None

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week to the Palestinian Authority asking for assurances Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    Because you see taking money away from Australian families to give it to a undemocratic “government” that does make payments to terrorists families is ay. ok. Just as long as they use their money for that. That woman’s an imbecile.

  77. Come on. They all have clapped out ring holes. That’s how they got to where they are.

    But how many can make decent fish and chips?

  78. nemkat

    Sounds like a great shop, Geoffff.
    Gettin hungy just thinkin about it.

  79. None

    Makka he was well within his rights to use his influence to negotiate an alternative. I’ve had to negotiate staff moves plenty of times for different reasons and occasionally had to call in a favour to do so. That’s just the way the world works any that is expected of you in any sort of leadership position. That is not a crime. You still haven’t shown what exactly he’s done wrong a part from cheating on his wife which is not illegal by the way and not in contravention of his employment contract. There was no bonking ban in place at that time either.

  80. Makka

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-housing-market-credit-growth-lending-restrictions-apra-2018-5

    Home prices in Sydney and Melbourne are falling, dragging national price growth lower over the past year due to their sheer size and median property value.
    A major factor behind this decline has been a pronounced slowdown in housing credit growth, especially to investors.
    Some economists expect tighter lending standards will lead to even softer credit growth and further downside pressure on prices.

  81. EvilElvis

    Is a fish and chip shop owner with a clapped out ring-hole the right person to hold the balance of power in the Senate? Particularly, as IT noted, they are advised by The Musselman’s shower buddy.

    Would you prefer the commie greens?

  82. max

    Hinch hates Hanson.

    Reason enough to support her.

  83. Makka

    You still haven’t shown what exactly he’s done wrong a part from cheating on his wife which is not illegal by the way and not in contravention of his employment contract.

    More of your verballing . I’ve never stated it was illegal or that it contravened his contract, not that you or I would know the exact terms and conditions of it in any case.

    Makka he was well within his rights to use his influence to negotiate an alternative.

    Ok , you think it’s fine for the Deputy PM to use his influence to obtain jobs in favor of his mistress in the APS. Courtesy of the taxpayer. I don’t agree. I’m guessing you are a tax eating public servant sticking up for one of your other useless tax eating comrades.

  84. Boambee John

    None at 2131

    Because you see taking money away from Australian families to give it to a undemocratic “government” that does make payments to terrorists families is ay. ok. Just as long as they use their money for that. That woman’s an imbecile.

    Money is fungible. Giving any money to thr Pallies allows them to use other money for the “martyr” payments. Only stopping all aid, thus forcing them to raise their own money, will affect those payments.

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Businesses would be hit with an annual $2 billion compliance bill to implement a proposed carbon emissions target for cars that is under consideration by the Turnbull government.

    The massive red-tape burden would have to be absorbed by carmakers, dealers and fleet managers, or passed on to consumers.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/carbon-laws-to-hit-carmakers-with-2bn-bill/news-story/e6d1173abb8ea8b1d401cb5eeb38a58f

    Love this xunt of a place! It’s a ripper!

  86. Infidel Tiger

    But Cities Minister Paul Fletcher, who heads the government’s Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, yesterday questioned whether carmakers were giving Australian drivers access to their most economical models.

    “We do think it’s worth asking the question: is the Australian consumer worse off because we’re getting less fuel-efficient vehicles? Are we being ripped off by the ­global carmakers?” he said.

    Can you fucking believe this?

    Fuck me swinging. I’m not sure how much of this a country can take.

  87. Viva

    That’s just the way the world works

    Amazed you actually need to state this None lol.

  88. C.L.

    Saying a vacuous politico looks like a Planet of the Apes character: show cancelled.
    Todd Sampson fraternising with seriously evil cannibals in India and broadcasting their dinner: promoted on The Project and put to air.
    Sampson said on The Project that his eight year-old had seen it.
    That’s before we even get into the circus-freak exploitation, notwithstanding his bullshit little lectures about physiology as we watch invincibly ignorant Indian cult members mutilate themselves.
    He is a seriously wacko person.

  89. Makka

    Amazed you actually need to state this None lol.

    Plenty of idiots accept being treated with contempt, because “That’s just the way the world works”

  90. None

    Makka hate to break this to you for the public sector does not give a s*** about adultery. In fact there is no penalty for adultery – the last penalty was removed after Whitlam introduced no fault divorce. So you can screw your partner over, absolutely betray your kids – the law will not penalise you. In fact the law will even grab your mistress a chunk of your estate. No boss can fire someone simply for being an adulterer. It doesn’t make a doll tree good it doesn’t make it acceptable it just shows the moral vacuum in which we live.

  91. None

    Saying a vacuous politico looks like a Planet of the Apes character: show cancelled.
    Todd Sampson fraternising with seriously evil cannibals in India and broadcasting their dinner: promoted on The Project and put to air.

    Yep. Someone like Fox should just invite the Roseanne crew to restart production under their banner.

  92. egg_

    He is a seriously wacko person.

    +1

    He’s looking more dishevelled than ever on Gruen.

  93. Confused Old Misfit

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week … Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    Money is fungible.

  94. cynical1

    The massive red-tape burden would have to be absorbed by carmakers, dealers and fleet managers, or passed on to consumers.

    Hmmm.

    Who is most likely to foot the bill?

    I can see our first Pres will be Lucy the Green.

  95. Confused Old Misfit

    absorbed by carmakers, dealers and fleet managers

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  96. Mark A

    None
    #2725422, posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    It doesn’t make a doll tree good it doesn’t make it acceptable it just shows the moral vacuum in which we live.

    Out of curiosity I tried Microsoft’s speech to text, (it was mentioned here yesterday )

    Result? Abysmal.
    I see that, you, despite having used it extensively, still have problems with it.
    adultery doll tree

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written a letter this week … Australian aid hasn’t funded payments to “martyrs”.

    I’m sorry, what’s the doctrine that says lying to unbelievers is acceptable?

  98. JC

    Makka
    #2725409, posted on May 31, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-housing-market-credit-growth-lending-restrictions-apra-2018-5

    Home prices in Sydney and Melbourne are falling, dragging national price growth lower over the past year due to their sheer size and median property value.
    A major factor behind this decline has been a pronounced slowdown in housing credit growth, especially to investors.
    Some economists expect tighter lending standards will lead to even softer credit growth and further downside pressure on prices.

    I hope the RBA understands this and does what it can to offset this defacto monetary policy tightening because if it doesn’t we could be witnessing a good old fashioned banking crisis before too long.

  99. Makka

    So you can screw your partner over, absolutely betray your kids – the law will not penalise you.

    You are a fking moron. Where in any of my posts have I stated this is illegal? Post it or shut up with your veballing.

    I have stated that Joyce’s behavior was contemptible, it was a low dog act on his family. Compounded by his maneuvering to get the mistress her APS job. AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE to keep her at the trough.

    I’m now convinced more than ever you are a tax eating parasite.

  100. Oh come on

    Memo to Todd Sampson: you’re getting old. Sorry about that.

  101. Oh come on

    I mean, ‘hack’ away at your body all you like. The fact still remains – you’re getting old.

  102. Makka

    Todd Sampson fraternising with seriously evil cannibals in India and broadcasting their dinner:

    WTF??!

  103. hzhousewife

    Someone will be able to clarify for Makka whether media advisors to Parliamentarians are actually members of the APS, I thought not.

  104. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armoured presidential limousine.

    He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind.

    “Maybe we pushed too far,” Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”

  105. cynical1

    Reading the fine print at Ebay suggests that in 30 days, anything from overseas will have the listing updated with a special price just for Aust.

    Could be some cheap courier vans around next financial year.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine if leftist media types paid as much respect to Christians as they do to a Hindu cult that spends its days getting stoned and drunk, eating rotting corpses of babies and dogs.

    What a world.

  107. JC

    Memo to Todd Sampson: you’re getting old. Sorry about that.

    I made Toddly some money but he’s never thanked me .. the ingrate.

    I complained at the top of my voice in a letter to the Qantas chairman when Toddly was nominated for the Qantas board. The reasons were that he was a leftie and a gerbiller, so why have that sort of idiot on the board of a firm whose existence is to make emissions great again. I also complained the fucker was a fee raker and as far as I saw he had no skin in the game, so all he was doing was collected 200K a year in directors fees. The letter must have woken the chairman up because he actually called me to discuss. Unbelievably the fucker told me that he wasn’t much aware to Toddly beliefs about emissions. The big boy also told me that asking him to buy some stock in order to show a little skin was a good idea. I saw Toddly bought some Quaintarse at a very decent level.

    I still haven’t received a nice thank you note though 🙂

  108. Steve trickler

    The bloke doing the commentary is only being human.

    The vision and sound is gold. An event, that would never be allowed in Australia, and most of the Western World.

    Breaks every O.H.S rule in the book.



  109. JC

    In all seriousness though, OCO. I think the fucker was going on the board without buying any stock at all which obviously meant he was trying to fee rake until he was forced to buy stock.

  110. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A major factor behind this decline has been a pronounced slowdown in housing credit growth, especially to investors.

    This is fiasco of monumental proportions in the making. The dickheads at APRA & RBA should be hung drawn and quartered.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    A collapse in housing prices would be very very beneficial long term.

    Good to see the East Coast is starting to melt down. We need to completely ban foreign buyers now.

  112. hzhousewife

    I find Todd Sampson utterly creepy, I could never watch a tv show with him in it.

  113. Infidel Tiger

    Denmark has banned the burka.

  114. Stimpson J. Cat

    I find Todd Sampson utterly creepy, I could never watch a tv show with him in it.

    I wouldn’t sell his corpse to Indians to eat for cash.
    He’s that annoying.
    JC loves him though, was instrumental in getting him on the Quantas board.

    😁

  115. JC

    This is fiasco of monumental proportions in the making. The dickheads at APRA & RBA should be hung drawn and quartered.

    No it’s not if the RBA doesn’t fuck it up and not recognize there’s there’s been a regulatory imposed tightening in credit conditions. If they don’t then we’re in serious trouble. The Aussie could take a yuge dumpo. If that happens it could be my last trade for the rest of my life. 🙂 I don’t want to be greedy.

  116. JC

    JC loves him though, was instrumental in getting him on the Quantas board.

    Fake news
    No I wasn’t. I didn’t want him on there in the least at the time.

    I just checked, he is a fee raker because he only bought 4895 shares as of the 2017 annual report. What a fucking choker.

    Fuck, I hate Australian boards.

    When artiste takes over the government… if he spares my life…. I going to advocate he executes every board member in the ASX 100 without mercy.

  117. JC

    I want to correct that. Toddy actually owns 4695 shares in Quaintarse.

  118. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    No it’s not if the RBA doesn’t fuck it up and not recognize there’s there’s been a regulatory imposed tightening in credit conditions. If they don’t then we’re in serious trouble. The Aussie could take a yuge dumpo. If that happens it could be my last trade for the rest of my life. 🙂 I don’t want to be greedy.

    RBA warns unwinding interest-only home loans may cause stress and impact on financial stability

    no shit. and the fabian deadshits want to eliminate negative gearing ensuring a perfect storm.

  119. Infidel Tiger

    I won’t execute you JC. You are Treasurer.

    But you must wear crisp white jeans to work every day. With a nice crease down the centre of each leg.

  120. jupes

    “So on the 29th of May our foreign minister has written to her counterpart raising concerns about these payments that show up in the Palestinian authority’s budget and seeking assurances that the Australian funding in any way enable or encourage acts of violence.”

    Give me strength.

    Paying the Palestinian Authority is the same as paying tax. The money goes into general revenue and becomes part of the overall budget. You cannot tell the government not to spend your taxes on the RET just as the idiot foreign minister cannot tell the Palis not to spend it on terrorism.

    Nevertheless, maybe it will be alright after all as I have been given a copy of the PA’s reply:

    Dear infidel whore Ms Bishop,

    We can assure you that the jizya $40 million has been spent on bandaids, iodine and lollipops for orphans. Oh and puppies.

    Though to be honest we have less lollipops this year because the Great Satan Trump has taken half our budget away on orders of the the evil zionists (no fuck it) the evil zionists. You can’t see yourself giving an increase to cover it could you?

    Sincerely … etc etc

  121. None

    Thanks JC my Qantas boycott shall continue. Mark I don’t know what I’ve done wrong here but a couple of my comments seem to have disappeared but anyway yes voice recognition is not perfect. If you use the one on Windows I suggest doing the tutorial because that also teaches it to recognise your voice and then it gets better over time. Unless you have a cold.

  122. JC

    no shit. and the fabian deadshits want to eliminate negative gearing ensuring a perfect storm.

    Which means the Aussie goes to 50 cents or even lower. Part of me, the evil side, would love to see the Liars in government as the aussie trade could be the biggest winner of my life.

  123. jupes

    Unbelievably the fucker told me that he wasn’t much aware to Toddly beliefs about emissions.

    Talk about doing your due diligence.

    Not.

  124. JC

    Talk about doing your due diligence.

    Not.

    Jupes, I was absolutely fucking speechless when he told me that.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    Sampson invented Earth Hour!

  126. None

    So Todd Sampson’s total investment in Qantas is $29,813.25 while he rakes
    in two hundred thousand a year in directors fees? Does he even rock up to board meetings? Pray tell what sort of experience would Samson have that would even be valuable to an airline? The guy’s a fuckwit. Are useless self centred wanker. If he got hauled off tomorrow on some creepy perverts charge I wouldn’t even be surprised.

  127. JC

    Sampson invented Earth Hour!

    Yea that’s right. That’s what got me riled up at the time …..and Qantas stuck him on the board. From what I gathered from the conversation, it was Joyce who was pushing really hard for this appointment because of Toddly’s marketing genius. The immediate thought that sort of walked around casually at the back of my mind was that the little short arse was smitten with him. No kidding.

  128. cynical1

    Which means the Aussie goes to 50 cents or even lower.

    Ohh arr. The will make Morro’s GST on imported cheap trinkets popular.

  129. Cpt Seahawks

    Budget 2018: Booking Aussie hotels on overseas websites could cost you more when GST kicks in
    Australian hotel bookings through overseas websites like Expedia could cost travellers more from next year, following the budget announcement that these companies must start paying the GST.

    This whole GST is nothing but trouble. Okay, I am from WA but seeing SA etc suckle off the teat of GST while ruining the power grid/industry/country is very hard to take. And now this sh#t. I’m doing a loud Chewie noise for mental relief.

  130. JC

    So Todd Sampson’s total investment in Qantas is $29,813.25 while he rakes

    No it’s less than that. That’s the market value of his stock today… I assume, as I haven’t checked.

    In 2014 he would have paid around $1.10.

    You can tell from the price and the number of shares he bought. Lee Clifford would have said that he needed to buy some stock just make thing look good, so Toddly put an order in with his broker to buy $5000 worth of stock. Huge investment, hey?

  131. None

    The immediate thought that sort of walked around casually at the back of my mind was that the little short arse was smitten with him. No kidding.

    count on it. And if he was so enamored of his marketing genius he woul have employed him as a marketing manager not stuck him on the board which swans in a couple of times a year, nods and swans out. So the $64,000 question is did Alan Joyce born Todd Sampson and how much did he pay to do so? You’d think Sharri Markson and would be on to it given it’s about her level of ability. No wait anal is ok in Sharri Markson world.

  132. zyconoclast

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  133. JC

    cynical1

    Just to point out
    I’m not saying it will, Cynical. I put forward a few caveats for that to occur. We would need the fear or the very real possibility of a banking crisis for that to occur. The RBA really has to fuck up. Not impossible.

  134. None

    God JC that’s even worse. Why doesn’t our press report these things? Qantas is just sounding like a giant ponzi scheme to enrich the Irish midget and his sodomy fetishists.

  135. zyconoclast

    What do Antifa/Homosexuals

    and the

    English Defence League have in common?

    And I thought the latter were a English nationalist group.

  136. JC

    None

    Look, no. The little gay Irishman has done a really decent job of putting Quaintarse back together. He’s a pretty decent CEO on a relative basis. It’s not all his doing as he had help from nav gas price collapsing after he began to implement his strategy of lowering costs. Fair’s fair, he’s done a decent job and lower nav helped.

  137. None

    The little Irishman is such a genius he destroyed Ansett and the only reason Qantas is afloat is precisely because of the gas prices and he would have never done some cost cutting if Abbott hadn’t told him to piss off. But has he made it a better airline in the process? It is now a s***** airline with surly staff. It still trades on its pre float reputation but that is eroding. And you only have to keep count of the number of mechanical mishaps and near misses that make you wonder whether it’s safety record is going to hold. God I hope I’m so wrong on that.

  138. None

    If Trump gives the finger to the Germans -and I actually have a very big soft spot for the Germans – he will be my god for life.

  139. Leo G

    Rae posted on May 31, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    From 2019, hotels booked using foreign websites will also attract GST. I presume hire cars ditto.
    So you pay the local taxes plus the Ausmuppets skim off another 10%. How a good or service consumed overseas attracts local GST is beyond me.

    [Shakes head, and wonders how the elderly survive from day to day.]
    Australian GST applies only to goods and services provided in Australia. Rumored change is to apply GST to hotel services booked on overseas sites but provided in Australia.

    The ATO has ruled that sales of things other than goods or property (eg services) provided outside Australia may be taxable in Australia if the sale is by an entity registered (or required to be registered) for the GST and if the purchaser is an Australian consumer.

  140. None

    A little more on the story behind that lovely painting for C.L.
    https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/celebrating-200-years-of-eucharistic-adoration-in-australia/
    Given that painting now hangs a pilgrim centre which Cardinal Pell was instrumental in setting up, I think everyone should make a donation to his legal defence fund.

  141. C.L.

    Official State Comedian Jimeoin is outraged:

    ‘She’s an absolute b***h’: Australian comedian calls Roseanne ‘unhinged’ as he joins the slew of celebrities condemning her racist tweet.

    Does anyone seriously believe this moron even knows who Valerie Jarrett is?

  142. C.L.

    I just want to emphasise this because it’s important …
    Last light free-to-air television showed Todd Sampson with an Indian cannibal eating the brains of a corpse he’d retrieved from a funeral pyre. This was on the day Australian leftists dutifully aped their American masters by condemning Rosie O’Donnell. Muslim ratbag Waleed Aly and his harem hosted Todd earlier in the evening to promote it. Australians used to watch The Sullivans.

  143. C.L.

    Dinesh D’Souza made an anti-Obama film and was indicted for it by criminal tyrant Barack Obama and his obedient FBI dogs. Breaking:

    Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump
    Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!

  144. JC

    Last light free-to-air television showed Todd Sampson with an Indian cannibal eating the brains of a corpse he’d retrieved from a funeral pyre.

    By current standards, Toddly will be made chairman of the board at Qantas.

  145. Leo G

    Official State Comedian Jimeoin is outraged:

    ‘She’s an absolute b***h’: Australian comedian calls Roseanne ‘unhinged’ as he joins the slew of celebrities condemning her racist tweet.

    Why is it reprehensible to make a comparison between a person and a possibly non-human ape, but OK if the comparison is between a person and a dog?

  146. Makka

    Which means the Aussie goes to 50 cents or even lower.

    Unless they jack up interest rates upwards of 5+%. Then watch the house of cards crumble.

  147. None

    Roseanne Barr not Rosie O’Donnell C.L.

  148. JC

    Unless they jack up interest rates upwards of 5+%. Then watch the house of cards crumble.

    All being equal, that would cause the Aussie to crash and the Aussie banks trading at around a cent per share.

  149. Makka

    Trump is God.

    Motown should give him the keys to the city.

  150. C.L.

    Sorry. I always get those fatsos mixed up.

  151. Makka

    All being equal, that would cause the Aussie to crash and the Aussie banks trading at around a cent per share.

    Not immediately, it would take a few years to get there. But that’s the general direction. Our bonds become junk, can’t borrow on the open market, currency crisis etc etc.

    Buying gold would be a viable alternative to AUD collapse.

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    F$cking full moon f$ckity f$ck let me sleep you fat White c$nt.

    Just outrageous.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump
    Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!

    Why the fuck hasn’t he pardoned that poor black dude who is being sent back to prison?

    Bad priorities.

  154. Steve trickler

    Who wrote the foundations of this song? Variations abound.

    It was not these blokes.



  155. None

    Haha C.L. Rosie ODonnell would probably sue you for that comment. Roseanne would tell you what’s better
    https://youtu.be/nXfaQeYXaH0
    Stay with it.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    I just want to emphasise this because it’s important …
    Last light free-to-air television showed Todd Sampson with an Indian cannibal eating the brains of a corpse he’d retrieved from a funeral pyre. This was on the day Australian leftists dutifully aped their American masters by condemning Rosie O’Donnell. Muslim ratbag Waleed Aly and his harem hosted Todd earlier in the evening to promote it. Australians used to watch The Sullivans.

    It was unbelievable. He kept emphasising what a wonderful guy the cannibal corpse eater was and how fascinating and peaceful all the cultures were.

    This is what a post Christian world looks like.

  157. None

    Good. https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/denmark-bans-the-wearing-of-face-veils-in-public-20180531-p4zirw.html
    Islam does not require a full face covering so you are not stopping anyone from being a good Muslim and you’re probably increasing their chances of assimilating and getting a job

  158. Tom

    Ben Garrison comes to the aid of Roger Stone – just one of the left’s tribal enemies being targeted by the Mueller witchhunt.

  159. Baldrick

    Cheers Tom,Bob Gorrell today.
    Leftardism and ABC go hand in hand, worldwide.

  160. Gab

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2725509, posted on June 1, 2018 at 12:26 am
    F$cking full moon f$ckity f$ck let me sleep

    Ah, so that’s why I kept waking up throughout the night, many times. Thanks, Stimpy, I didn’t know it was a full moon. It affects me too.

  161. Entropy

    Makka
    #2725401, posted on May 31, 2018 at 9:30 pm
    Sorry None, you’re full of shit. You also verbal. I haven’t advocated firing him for the affair. I do think he is a low life for the betrayal of his wife and particularly the children. If you are so stupid and naive to think or believe he didn’t use his influence as Deputy PM to arrange or meddle in getting jobs for her then so be it. His behavior during this episode leaves me in no doubt.

    Makka, transferring mistress Campion out of the Baranaby office into another was the only right thing in this whole pathetic, sordid business. Rumours she got paid more are media rubbish. Notice it’s never fact, it’s all “jobs of this kind can be paid up to…”
    That said, I do reckon his electorate should fire him for the affair, and I used to like him. However if Barnaby is prepared to betray his wife for his own indulgence, what is he prepared to do to the country?

  162. Mark from Melbourne

    You’re a treasure, Tom.

  163. Top Ender

    Molan vs Cameron:


    Labor senator Doug Cameron ­yesterday labelled Liberal counterpart Jim Molan a “precious petal’’ after the retired major general called on him to apologise for “disrespectful’’ remarks about the military.

    The spat came after Senator Cameron derided the former military chief for his “flag-wrapping nonsense’’.

    “Jim Molan should toughen up and he should stop being such a precious petal,’’ Senator Cameron said yesterday when asked about Senator Molan’s demand for an apology for his remarks on Wednesday night.

    “I mean, it is a real tough game sometimes in politics — he needs to understand that, and I just don’t accept anyone defending Woolworths against contract cleaners who were being ripped off and left with no money.

    Link

  164. johanna

    Speaking of superstition (Gab, you really disappointed me there), no wonder Aboriginal kids are not doing well at school, even if they show up:

    On Groote Eylandt, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Indigenous residents readily acknowledge the existence of curses.

    So when one was placed on Angurugu School, supposedly by a man after a fight with his wife, it closed for the next 13 days.

    But the 159 students returned today, after the Anindilyakwa Land Council conducted a smoking ceremony to rid the building of the curse.

    Speaking with ABC Darwin, member for Arnhem Selina Uibo explained that it was culturally inappropriate to attend places that have been cursed, but added it was rare for it to happen to a school.

    In her opinion, the incident revealed the difficulties in navigating the clash between traditional and western values, particularly as the school’s attendance rate in the first half of last year was only 34 per cent.

    “The culture is still very strong, it’s very old, there’s still a lot of traditions which take priority over the western sense of what’s important,” Ms Uibo said.

    “Education of course is important in Aboriginal culture.

    Is this school in Australia?

    Since when does supersititous nonsense arising from a domestic dispute close down a school for two weeks?

    Mind you, with an attendance rate of 34%, there are larger questions here.

    The racism of low expectations strikes again.

  165. John Brumble

    And Toddy is such a marketing guru that he needed someone else to tell him that the optics of not buying stock were not good.

    He’s a veritable marketing genius.

  166. Herodotus

    There are a lot of permanent adolescents commenting over at that linked piece on Molan and Cameron.

  167. cynical1

    It would appear that the Australian Gov has now put an import tax on anything coming into Australia.

    Ebay will apply the tax at payment time and Alibaba appear set to follow suit.

    Collectors of used trinkets can now use “Australia” where they can buy an old item GST free.

    Find a rare one in the US? If it’s an auction, you just got made a whole lot
    less competitive.

    As a further stroke of good fortune, the postage cost will be included in
    the GST take it seems.

  168. cynical1

    And spare us the guff about small business people who stay below the $75,000 threshold for GST being unaffected.

    That’s within Australian borders.

    We are talking about people overseas,including many selling their personal used goods.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Speaking with ABC Darwin, member for Arnhem Selina Uibo explained that it was culturally inappropriate to attend places that have been cursed, but added it was rare for it to happen to a school.

    I hereby curse parliament house! gundja booga gundja booga booga booga. may you overtaxing slime rot in hell!

  170. calli

    Just had a “retail analyst” on Seven.

    Of Australia’s online shopping, most is domestic, with around $4billion done overseas.

    So the government has p*ssed off a good proportion of their base and potential voters for a piddling 400 million max. Well done.

  171. vr

    Does he even rock up to board meetings?

    You can get board meeting attendance records. It is difficult to tell as the rules views calling into a board meeting as being the same as attending the meeting in person.

  172. Gab

    Calli
    they don’t do long term big picture

  173. calli

    He didn’t break down that 4billion into $1k and under $1k, so part of that amount will already be attracting GST.

    This reminds me of NZ in the 80’s. My kiwi friends would shop in oz and pull all the price tags off items as customs would go through the cases to calculate duty on the “imported” items.

    But “win for local retailers”. The government never lifted a finger to help me and many others when our businesses nearly (or did) go under because of their own imposts.

    Pathetic.

  174. nemkat

    So the government has p*ssed off a good proportion of their base and potential voters for a piddling 400 million max. Well done.

    Then they can vote ALP at the next Election, and see how they like it when Setka is running the Country.

  175. Chris

    In the spirit of the day, I curse this thread and call upon tokaloshes everywhere to rattle its tchotchkes. May chongololos converge on it, may kadaitcha men infest its dreams, may Morrison claim GST on its every move.

    There. Done.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, you mentioned GST on hotel accommodation booked on overseas sites. How is that going to work? And does it apply to other spending, tickets to events etc.? And who is monitoring all of this?

  177. calli

    It’s only on Australian hotels booked on overseas sites, like Expedia. That wasn’t clear in last night’s news bulletin.

    I wonder how much that will rake in? Half of bugger all I imagine.

  178. calli

    Amazon’s geoblocking is being spun as a “refusal to pay GST” on Seven. It’s a refusal to collect GST.

    Fake news central.

  179. Chris

    Fake news central.

    To be fair, they probably haven’t got enough smarts to figure it out for themselves until their partners explain it for them when they book their own holidays in Nagano and Whistler.

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The ATO has ruled that sales of things other than goods or property (eg services) provided outside Australia may be taxable in Australia if the sale is by an entity registered (or required to be registered) for the GST and if the purchaser is an Australian consumer.

    Just read upthread. How are they gunna do it? Lots of twists, turns and knots there.
    And unintended effects on consumer choices and business practices. They never consider those.

  181. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    70s Classic.

    Georgy Porgy – TOTO

  182. Top Ender

    Letter of the day in the Oz:

    We have a choice — $11 billion can buy us a scheme to use electricity to pump water uphill, store it, then get back 80 per cent of that electricity when it flows downhill again.

    Or the federal government could buy two new high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power stations, which just like 700 new power stations around the world, will convert all that solar energy stored millions of years ago as coal back into 100 per cent reliable base-load electricity for the next 50 years.

    Oh yes, our chief scientist told us Australia could make no difference to global climate at all. Difficult choice. Give me two seconds to decide.

    Mike O’Brian, Mandurah WA

  183. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The racism of low expectations strikes again.

    Only the true marxist treats idiots as intellectual equals.

  184. cynical1

    Australia if the sale is by an entity registered (or required to be registered) for the GST and if the purchaser is an Australian consumer.

    According to the ATO blurb, it seems anyone selling items to Australians from overseas is classed as an “Entity” and their goods are liable to GST on import.

  185. johanna

    calli – if it moves, tax it.

    That’s all it is.

    Gardening note – I tried to propagate white agapanthus last season with seeds in one batch in the ground and another in a pot. Neither took. OTOH, a blue one came up in a pot nearby.

    Oh, well.

    BTW, for those who wondered about my exit recently, it turned out that my next door neighbour is on ice or crack or something. House is sold, I popped in because I saw a non-native car there. We have a bit of a Neighbourhood Watch here.

    Anyway, my formerly friendly neighbour went off her trolley, shrieking ‘Get out, get out!’ while crouched on the floor of her empty house.

    As background, when I moved in 18 months ago you could almost set your watch by her leaving for work at 7,30 am. something that required hi viz. About six months ago, her attendance got erratic, and then ceased.

    But the thing that twigged me was the cough. That deep, throaty cough that only comes from smoking 30+ bongs a day or smoking crack or ice or whatever derivatives there are. I heard that for many months. She was on the pipe, no question.

    She was back yesterday, on my property, allegedly to read the meter. Just noting it here.

  186. Some History

    The European Union (EU) is less than a month away from voting to introduce aggressive new online copyright laws and “widespread censorship” measures, which critics say could strangle new media websites and stifle satire and online meme culture.

    Unelected European Commission bureaucrats have drafted legislation which detractors say could force online platforms to monitor and control all uploads to some platforms with “content recognition technologies”. They are also said to have proposed what has been termed a ‘link tax’, which could compel blogs and other websites to pay just to reference content.

    The full effects of the legislation are still unclear, but critics allege that memes, remixes, and other types of user-generated content could be put at risk, as these could technically be seen as breaches of copyright — and so could sharing content on popular websites like Reddit, Tumblr, and Gab.

    Others believe that the laws will hand well-resourced mainstream media firms an advantage over smaller alternative media groups that will struggle to comply with the sweeping new regulations. It is not clear how small news providers and even non-profit groups will be protected from harm.

    The European Parliament is to vote on the copyright proposal late next month, namely Article 13 of the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.’

    The ‘link tax’ was proposed in March by German Christian Democrat MEP Axel Voss, who has admitted extra copyright for news sites was “maybe not the best idea”.

    RTWT
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/31/save-internet-eu-moves-monitor-uploads-censor-memes-tax-links/

  187. Peter Campion

    That said, I do reckon his electorate should fire him for the affair, and I used to like him.

    Can’t see Baanaby’s electorate firing him. Mrs C reports that everywhere they went he was swamped with admirers. She did not see any detractors.

  188. Myrddin Seren

    She was back yesterday, on my property, allegedly to read the meter. Just noting it here.

    There will be a speak in break-and-enters in your neighbourhood Jo. That habit isn’t going to feed itself. Double the locks.

  189. LNP insider

    LNP Senate ticket race is open. It is a six spot ticket with 1, 3, 4, 6 allocated to the Liberals while 2 and 5 are allocated to the Nationals.

    You can nominate for one position ticket or however many you like.

    For the Liberal top spot it appears to be a race between Ian MacDonald who maintains strong support among north Queensland state councillors, Scott Emerson who has strong south east corner support and whoever emerges out of Paul Scarr and Teresa Harding as an alternative in the south east. Gerard Rennick has strong darling downs and central Queensland support, but will need to build his numbers. One complication is another Cairns based candidate Nicole Tobin who may split MacDonald’s support and also Harding’s support among the women’s branch state councillors.

    For spot two it’s between Barry O’Sullivan and Susan McDonald. Susan is a daughter of a former president of the Nationals. It’s fascinating as it suggests strong support from the old guard of the Nationals.

    Spot three will be the leftover from the top spot contest vs Theresa Craig. Theresa has strong support in state cpuncil, but is the Federal Nationals Women’s Council president. If Harding or MacDonald don’t win a spot at 1 or 2 then I expect a woman may win this spot.

  190. Baldrick

    Amazon’s geoblocking is being spun as a “refusal to pay GST” on Seven. It’s a refusal to collect GST.
    Fake news central.

    Venezuela is not geoblocked by Amazon U.S.
    Let that sink in.

  191. Dave in Marybrook

    A thirteen day response time after a callout for Smoking Ceremony in Angurugu is pretty pathetic.
    I hope real emergency responses are a bit quicker off the mark.

  192. cynical1

    Ebay selling may now get hit.

    You can bet that if Ebay becomes a GST collector,seller fees will cover any costs associated with it.

  193. calli

    Jo, white agapanthus are notoriously difficult to grow from seed. Division will give you plants true to type.

    Blue is the dominant, and white will revert if sown rather than divided. That’s why it’s a good idea to dead head the white ones rather than letting them throw seeds.

    And as Balders says, time for a security check. Hideous neighbours are hell on wheels.

  194. woolfe

    Don’t use Expedia then, go direct to the hotel.

  195. Jessie

    johanna @6.55

    You missed this important sentence; the success of Closing the Gap ABS statistics in employment and work:-
    “The school however has remained open with non-Aboriginal teachers working from the school and Aboriginal teachers working from home.”
    source: Remote NT school reopens after Indigenous ceremony removes ‘curse’

    Community stores are regularly cursed. Everyone starves in the fiefdom. And that means the kids also, if the school isn’t cooking breakfast, morning tea and lunch for the kids.

  196. Baldrick

    Don’t use Expedia then, go direct to the hotel.

    Inquiring direct to the hotel will almost always see you paying a premium. Sites like Expedia, Trivago, Hotels Combined have discounted rates. That’s why they are so popular.

  197. calli

    I do Woolfe. Often the booking sites are more expensive, or if they aren’t you can do a matching deal direct withthe hotel and they don’t pay commission.

    Shows up the unsmarts of the duchessed government bugmen.

  198. Myrddin Seren

    Missed this before now.

    In the amazing way the internet brings point and counter-point..

    Roseanne gets wired on that Ambien shit and makes the fatal mistake of ‘keyboarding under the influence’.

    Samantha Bee does a scripted piece-to-camera:

    You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c**t. He listens to you! Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing Stop it! Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes. Ok?

    Crickets.. Okay, a faux apology, but you can bet Sam Bee will be back on air ASAP to ride the #Resistance wave.

    She seems to have unleashed a total TDS wave of Ivanka hatred too.

    Dear Trump family. Keep supporting the cops and everyday military folk. It looks like you will need all the security you can get.

  199. calli

    The point is to speak to a human and negotiate. A lost or unlearned skill.

  200. woolfe

    I find if you book direct with hotel you can often get upgrades, expedia etc not so much. Anyway as you have pointed out you just do the maths!

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Community stores are regularly cursed. Everyone starves in the fiefdom. And that means the kids also, if the school isn’t cooking breakfast, morning tea and lunch for the kids.

    The rest of Australia, moving into the twenty first century, is supposed to respect and reconcile with a culture that practices what is basically sorcery and witchcraft? WFM!

  202. thefrolickingmole

    Feminist points the way men should conduct themselves around ladies.

    As Victorian gentlemen.

    Parody is dead.
    RTWT, is basically a humblebrag about how men throw themdselves at her when she doesnt want them too followed by wishing she was free to only have to signal to Chad Thundercock and hell be doffing his trousers at her.

    Men, take heed from the Victorians: don’t hound women in public
    Tiff Stevenson

    Many women have similar experiences to me of being harassed. Adopting some historic etiquette could make a difference

    In Victorian times if a young woman saw a gentleman friend, she would have to take the initiative and offer her hand. The gentleman had to wait for the lady to recognise him before lifting his hat – using the hand farthest from her. These days men don’t really wear hats unless they want to appear interesting or not bald. However, letting the woman take the initiative is a great first step. Ask if they mind you joining the table. If they say no or the sentence begins with “Actually …” then take the hint. Better still wait for an invite from them. That way you can be certain that your company is wanted.

    According to Victorian etiquette, if a gentleman was calling he would bring his hat and riding whip to indicate that he didn’t intend to stay long. The gentleman would keep his hat in his hand. Sure if we did that now most people would assume it was some weird cosplay, but I think we can translate. If you have invited yourself over to a table maybe don’t take your coat off and start ordering beers until a member of the group has said: “Join us.”

    How long has it been this way? Maybe it is getting worse? Now “incels” have appeared, pushing the old idea that women “owe” men sex. I refuse to believe that women need to adjust their behaviour to accommodate men with rampant horniness and no boundaries. We know where that ends up … Gilead. So perhaps the way forward is to start educating the next generation of men – with a pinch of Victorian etiquette thrown in.

  203. Chris

    Copycat columbiners He wore a T-shirt with the phrase “Born to Kill” on it in bold, similar in design to those worn by the Columbine attackers, which read “Wrath” and “Natural Selection.”

    His crude arsenal included canisters of carbon-dioxide gas and Molotov cocktails, two types of explosives used by the Columbine gunmen.

    The picture he had posted of his trench coat on Facebook showed a small red-star medallion with the Communist hammer-and-sickle on the collar, the same type of button a Columbine gunman attached to his boot.

    It was not the first time a high school suddenly engulfed in gunfire and death found itself looking for clues in the random symbology of a nearly 20-year-old mass shooting that has become, it seems, the standard by which youthful gunmen across America have come to measure themselves.

    The 20-year-old attacker who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012 had compiled an enormous mass-murder spreadsheet and materials on the Columbine attackers on his computer, including what appeared to be a complete copy of the official Columbine investigation.

    In his manifesto, the 23-year-old student who shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007 had called the Columbine gunmen by their first names and described them as “we martyrs.”

    The May 18 mass shooting at Santa Fe provides the latest evidence of a phenomenon that researchers have in recent years come to recognize, but are still unable to explain: The mass shootings that are now occurring with disturbing regularity at the nation’s schools are shocking, disturbing, tragic — and seemingly contagious. . . . The role of the media in turning school gunmen into household names and perpetuating “the infamous legacy they desire” can be shown to have inspired additional attacks, researchers at Western New Mexico University reported recently. . . .

    Ms. Klebold, the mother of one of the Columbine attackers, said she was shocked by the number of letters she receives from people who relate to her son: “The girls who say, ‘I wish I could have his baby’”; others who say that her son, to them, is “heroic.” Even seeing images of the Santa Fe gunman’s Communist hammer-and-sickle medallion — just like the one that her son wore, a gift from a friend’s parent who went to Russia — was painful to her.

    From Instapundit quoting NYT, who I cant get any more free articles from.
    I had the mechanism for this described, proposed a response to this and sent my article around to media in 2006.
    12 years and the ideas are coming out.
    Now a unified media response is almost impossible due to the splintering of responsible gatekeepers into teh interwebz.

  204. Leo G

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare posted on June 1, 2018 at 8:15 am

    The ATO has ruled that sales of things other than goods or property (eg services) provided outside Australia may be taxable in Australia if the sale is by an entity registered (or required to be registered) for the GST and if the purchaser is an Australian consumer.

    Just read upthread. How are they gunna do it? Lots of twists, turns and knots there.

    The latest twists and turns are enacted by the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Act 2016 (52 of 2016).
    If you reaaly want to go for a spin, try the GST Ruling (which is not yet fully consolidated).

  205. Geriatric mayfly

    Thirty days premature, but the curtain comes down on Amazon after 13 years. Thanks to Cats who recommended Book Depository. I order two books from Bezos, one will ship to Oz, the other is tied up in rigamarole. Why bother? Within a few minutes, both on their way from Book Depository.

  206. Myrddin Seren

    The Donald shows again he will walk away from a deal he doesn’t like – there is an Art in that:

    Amid ongoing trade stalemates with NAFTA and the EU, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the U.S. Commerce Department will no longer provide exemptions for the European Union, Canada or Mexico on Steel/Aluminum tariffs.

    Why ? Because all they were doing was sleeving Chinese metal imports under the NAFTA umbrella:

    In its current form NAFTA became an exploited doorway into the coveted U.S. market. Asian economic interests, large multinational corporations, invested in Mexico and Canada as a way to work around any direct trade deals with the U.S. By shipping parts to Mexico and/or Canada; and by deploying satellite manufacturing and assembly facilities in Canada and/or Mexico; China, Asia and to a lesser extent EU corporations exploited a loophole.

    Response from Shiny Pony:

    Justin from Canada presents one of the most ridiculous contexts for the U.S. 232 Steel and Aluminum tariff decision. Justin proclaims the imposition of countervailing duties by the U.S. indicates that President Trump considers Canada a national security threat.

    What do we learn from this ‘teachable moment’ ?

    Trudeauean Canada appears to be morphing in to the Canada of South Park.

    Message to China, the North Korean generals, Syria, the Iranian mullahs, V. Putin et al: ‘Don’t do stupid shit – we are NOT like the previous jellybacks.’

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    STATE POLITICS
    Thwarted ALP comes clean on candidate

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 1, 2018

    2
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    Labor has taken the unusual step of releasing a detailed curriculum vitae for its new candidate in the West Australian state seat of Darling Range after its previous two picks were forced out over deceitful or misleading claims about their qualifications.

    With hours to spare until nominations closed, Premier Mark McGowan announced yesterday that Woodside Petroleum executive and former WA government bureaucrat Tania Lawrence would be its candidate at the June 23 by-election.

    Labor’s original candidate, Colleen Yates, withdrew last Friday after revelations she listed an MBA from the University of WA in her profile on professional networking website LinkedIn even though she had not completed the qualification.

    The by-election was called after the former Labor MP for Darling Range, Barry Urban, resigned over a parliamentary inquiry’s finding that he had repeatedly lied about his past.

    Nominations for the by-­election close today, forcing Labor to scramble in recent days to find a candidate for the seat.

    Ms Lawrence’s LinkedIn page was deleted before her candidacy was announced, in accordance with ALP policy.

    According to her CV, Ms Lawrence, 44, earned a bachelor of economics from Murdoch University in 1998 and a bachelor of arts (Asian Studies) with honours from UWA in 1999.

    From the Oz. Earns a Bachelor of economics form one university in 1998, and a bachelor of arts, with honors from another University, the next year?

  208. Eyrie

    ZK2A, probably got credit for the B.A. from the previous B. Econ. and did an honours year at UWA. Why you would want to is beyond me.

  209. cynical1

    Book Depository.

    But how are they going to go when all items are GST liable?

    Have they released a policy.

  210. stackja

    ANZ Bank says the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is set to take action against the bank for being “knowingly concerned in alleged cartel conduct” in relation to a 2015 capital raising.
    ANZ said it had been told late on Thursday about the action, which it would defend.

  211. woolfe

    From the Oz. Earns a Bachelor of economics form one university in 1998, and a bachelor of arts, with honors from another University, the next year?

    UWA , maaaaaates, and Prof PVO.

  212. Myrddin Seren

    Some small comfort perhaps for Catallaxians working the land:

    In defence of cow farts: Livestock emissions aren’t about to destroy the world, researcher says

    No – this is not The Onion – this is where we are today.

    Thousands of academics are gathering in Regina for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences this week. They will present papers on everything from the new cultural dynamic of apologism to why Jezebel in the Hebrew Bible talks like a man.

    Drop meteor here.

    However, a small ray of reason:

    The idea that eating meat is bad for the environment is a drastic oversimplification of an incredibly complex subject

    The guy still thinks gerbil warmening is A Problem ( sigh ), but the meat ‘issue’ is plainly other agendas under this rubric.

  213. Death Giraffe

    Gardening note – I tried to propagate white agapanthus

    ..
    Agapanthus are shit.

  214. Roger

    Denmark has banned the burka.

    “Not in accord with Danish values.”

    We’re in a poor state when Danish politicians grasp the paradox of tolerance and ours don’t:

    “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”

    Karl Popper, The Open Society and its Enemies

  215. Myrddin Seren

    eaten by the Bird Guard:

    Some small comfort perhaps for Catallaxians working the land:

    In defence of cow farts: Livestock emissions aren’t about to destroy the world, researcher says

    No – this is not The Onion – this is where we are today.

    Thousands of academics are gathering in Regina for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences this week. They will present papers on everything from the new cultural dynamic of apologism to why Jezebel in the [email protected] Bible talks like a man.

    Drop meteor here.

    However, a small ray of reason:

    The idea that eating meat is bad for the environment is a drastic oversimplification of an incredibly complex subject

    The guy still thinks gerbil warmening is A Problem ( sigh ), but the meat ‘issue’ is plainly other agendas under this rubric.

  216. stackja

    Alleged Queenslandwire thieves had GPS tracker and lit fire with court papers
    Kerri-Anne Mesner, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
    June 1, 2018 6:34am
    Subscriber only
    TWO clueless criminals who allegedly stole copper cabling from a Rockhampton business made two big mistakes — one was wearing a GPS tracker while the other used his own court papers to start a fire.

    Gregory James Murphy, 31, pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to wilful damage, starting a fire illegally, break and enter and stealing, the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin reports.

    Co-accused James Robert Pattenden, 30, intends to plead not guilty to five of his six charges.

    Police prosecutor Clancy Fox said the pair stole two drums of copper cable worth $2000 and 1040m of other copper cabling from a business at Port Curtis on May 27 by cutting a hole in the fence.

    Pattenden had been paroled and had a GPS tracker fitted to his ankle.

    Mr Fox said the pair were found the next day at Stanwell Power Station burning the casing of the cables to get to the copper, using petrol.

    Murphy’s lawyer Rowan King said his client also used his court paperwork as kindling.

    Mr King said Murphy had returned to Rockhampton from drug rehabilitation in Townsville for a legal appointment over other charges and to see his daughter.

    “While he was here, he caught up with a person he had spent time with in custody,” he said.

    “He relapsed.”

    Mr King said Murphy had run out of money to return north.

  217. stackja

    Murphy had a 13-page criminal history, referred to by Magistrate Mark Morrow as “atrocious”, and was sentenced to 18 months jail.

    Lawyer Scheryn Aspinall-Clarke applied for bail for Pattenden.

    She said Pattenden’s GPS tracker would show he was at the scene of the crime but argued he did not carry out most of the offending.

    Ms Aspinall-Clarke said that, since his release from prison in recent weeks after a 17-month period in custody, Pattenden had been avoiding known criminals, other than Murphy.

    She said her client, who did not have a driver’s licence, was a passenger in Murphy’s car and thought they were going to Gracemere.

    Ms Aspinall-Clarke said Pattenden argued with Murphy when he realised they were diverting away from Gracemere and had asked to be let out of the car.

    The court was told Stanwell staff who witnessed the pair burning the cables took photographs of the men.

    Mr Morrow adjourned Pattenden’s bail application until today.

  218. stackja

    Brisbane weather: Coldest start to winter in more than a decade
    EDITOR ON DUTY: Jack McKay
    an hour ago
    BRISBANE residents have woken to their coldest start to winter in more than a decade, with near-freezing temperatures recorded across the region.

    The coldest temperature recorded across the state this morning was in Oakey, in the Darling Downs, where the town recorded their coldest start to June on record with minus 2.8C.

    The mercury also dipped to 10.2C in the River City, a chilly 0.5 degrees in Ipswich and 8.1C at the Brisbane Airport.

    The last time Brisbane residents endured a colder start to winter was in 2006, when the temperature was only 5.9C.

    On the Sunshine Coast, the temperature dropped to 6.6C while it was 6.1C at Surfers Paradise.

    Fine and sunny conditions are forecast for Brisbane today, where the temperature is tipped to reach a top of 22C.

    The mercury is also expected to reach 23C in Ipswich and 22C on the Gold Coast.

    Senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Sam Campbell said there was no rain forecast for the southeast for several days.

    “A lot of fine, dry and mostly sunny days until we start to see a bit of showery activity coming back on Wednesday,” he said.

    The national winter outlook was released by the weather bureau yesterday, predicting a mild winter with warmer than average temperatures for Brisbane.

  219. Death Giraffe

    Don’t smoke the blue agapanthuseses.

  220. Roger

    However, a small ray of reason:

    The idea that eating meat is bad for the environment is a drastic oversimplification of an incredibly complex subject

    Unhappily, the AGW agenda long ago became unhitched from reason and science.

    It won’t be long before dissenters to the agenda to dismantle the Global Meat Complex [sic!] are blacklisted.

  221. stackja

    TRANSGENDER BATHROOM CASE HEADED BACK UP ON APPEAL?: Last week, Federal District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board that Title IX requires schools to permit an anatomical female who identifies as male to use the boys’ room (and presumably vice versa).

    To understand why Judge Allen is wrong, you could do worse than reading the Amicus Curiae Brief filed by Peter Kirsanow and me back when this case was last in the Supreme Court. As you may recall, the Supreme Court remanded the case to the lower courts in light of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the Obama-Era “Dear Colleague Letter” that had instructed schools that they must allow transgender students to use the showers, locker rooms and toilets of the sex they identify with rather than the sex that corresponds to their anatomy.

    Posted at 5:50 pm by Gail Heriot

  222. egg_

    Unhappily, the AGW agenda long ago became unhitched from reason and science.

    Especially when the likes of ABCs Ellen Fanning can’t seem to join the dots between unreliable power and the wind (and shade).

  223. egg_

    The White House is demanding a response from Time Warner and TBS after comedienne Samantha Bee called President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t.”

    TDS or faux outrage from the talentless?

  224. Geriatric mayfly

    Book Depository.
    But how are they going to go when all items are GST liable?

    Books are an interesting case study. Still no parallel imports of books into Oz. thanks to Rudd. So, we mugginses continue to pay over the top prices to protect trail blazing Australian authors, like Tim Winton, and publishers of whom no one has ever heard. Rumour has it that Rudd would not yield to common sense, because of an imagined threat to printing jobs in the fragile seat of Bendigo. (The current Labor troughster is far from fragile.)
    With any GST on imported books, they are still likely to be cheaper, if no postage is incurred.

  225. Roger

    Especially when the likes of ABCs Ellen Fanning can’t seem to join the dots between unreliable power and the wind (and shade).

    Or high electricity prices and the ideologically based government intervention in the market.

  226. Stimpson J. Cat

    Little Benny Gets A Slap

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.

    Ben Shapiro
    @benshapiro
    Celebrity worship is stupid, whether it’s being done by Obama or Trump

    Candace Owens
    @RealCandaceO
    Kim has been working tirelessly to get a black woman pardoned from prison. He is not “worshipping” a celebrity, he is working with an American who is dedicated to prison reform in the black community.

    Candace Owens
    @RealCandaceO
    What @KimKardashian is working on is undeniably admirable. She’s not fighting for climate change, she’s fighting for a grandmother who is spending life-in-prison for a vastly unjust, over-sentencing.
    @benshapiro is there something more noble she should be doing w/ her platform?

    Ben Shapiro
    @benshapiro
    I’m not questioning her motivations. I’m questioning the President of the United States doing photo ops with her. This isn’t particularly complicated.

    Candace Owens
    @RealCandaceO
    1) Don’t talk down to me. Ever again.
    2) This was not a photo-op. The POTUS takes a pic w/ every person that he meets with in the Oval Office.
    3)You have a way of complicating everything in an effort to be right about things that simply don’t matter.
    4) It’s getting old.

  227. egg_

    Samantha Bee

    Amy Schumer, with even less looks and talent.

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