Open Forum: June 2, 2018

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  1. rickw

    Filled with old white skanks with lanyards , in meetings from some taxpayer funded org or another that who in saner times would be making cakes and looking after the grandkids, but now have the weight of the aboriginal world on their shoulders since they actually met an “artist” last Tuesday.

    The stinking fruit of feminism.

  2. Delta A

    JC
    #2726690, posted on June 2, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Excellent post, JC.

    Not to mention the eight years of lecturing. Oh, the lecturing. 🙂

  3. None

    and all the while it seems these sacred areas are fine for those of black skin to drive cars through , wreck them and leave them in the middle of the track with rubbish everywhere.

    Take photographs – taken by mobile and upload them via satellite link directly to Facebook or somewhere and then wipe them off your phone in case anyone checks. Take photos by drone if you have to and then get the word out. I’m sick and tired of the mafia Land Councils utter hypocrisy and extortion rackets. Time for some sunshine.

  4. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2726736, posted on June 3, 2018 at 8:15 am
    Not nice, Zyco.

    The House Troll 👹™ suddenly cares …

    Rae
    #2618130, posted on January 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    (Tom thanks for the cartoons – i make sure that I always check for them)
    I never look for them. And I never look at them.

  5. Rae

    Trump being seduced into making a ‘deal’ with the Norks, leave it to the diplomats

    Nah. Trump has been playing Zero D chess. Kim has kept him busy while Xi took over the South China Sea.

  6. C.L.

    UK toilet watch:

    The collapse of the nuclear family should be welcomed and applauded, Britain’s most senior family judge said yesterday

    Sir James said that many Britons ‘live in families more or less removed from what, until comparatively recently, would have been recognised as the typical nuclear family’, adding: ‘This, I stress, is not merely the reality; it is, I believe, a reality which we should welcome and applaud.’

    In a speech at Liverpool University, Sir James said: ‘People live together as couples, married or not, and with partners who may not always be of the other sex. Children live in households where their parents may be married or unmarried.

    ‘They may be brought up by a single parent, by two parents or even by three parents. Their parents may or may not be their natural parents.

    ‘They may be children of parents with very different religious, ethnic or national backgrounds. They may be the children of polygamous marriages.

    ‘Their siblings may be only half-siblings or step-siblings. Some children are brought up by two parents of the same sex. Some children are conceived by artificial donor insemination.

    ‘Some are the result of surrogacy arrangements.’ Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show about 10,000 same-sex couples have dependent children.

  7. Geriatric mayfly

    From an event recorded some time ago – the Centenary Concert at the NY Metropolitan. Lenny Bernstein commands the baton, and puts the orchestra through a sizzling performance. I could not help but think of cultural equivalence, and whether a full symphony orchestra was preceded by something as equally superior such as the didgeridoo and a couple of percussion sticks.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2726680, posted on June 2, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I can’t recall who made the comment that Downer would not have spoken to the Americans unless he had the Okay from Canberra.

    I posted a link a while back (from Powerline I think) that there was a lot of back-and-forth between Washington and Canberra before Downer spoke formally to the FBI. This means Stabby and probably Trumble gave the OK for an interview.
    This doesn’t mean he got the nod for the initial tip-off (which we now know went to the State Dept, not the DoJ/FBI).
    No doubt the later interview had lots of “recovered memories” of his night out on the piss with Papadopolous.
    I wonder whether the Australian taxpayer bought the booze?

  9. None

    Sir James is a typical family court judge. A fucking lunatic.

  10. areff

    Fell asleep re-reading Gabriel Chevallier’s Clochemerle last night after 4o years away from it. This was one of the last lines before Morpheus dragged me under (and didn’t have the decency to turn off the light or lock the cat out of the room):

    The village schoolmaster “was one of those men for whom virtuous indignation was a necessity.”

    The world is now regulated by Clochemerle’s schoolmasters.

  11. mareeS

    Just watching the China apologist Bob Carr whitewashing again on Fox. Will I spew now or later?

    And a new NT child rape story, this one a 4yo. Will this child also be found to have gonnorhea, or what the social engineers term “a sexually transmitted infection”

  12. stackja

    Woman dies in hospital after stabbing attack in NSW South Coast town Bega
    AVA BENNY-MORRISON, Crime Reporter, The Sunday Telegraph
    June 2, 2018 10:18pm
    A MAN has been charged after allegedly killing his grandmother, stabbing his grandfather and leaving a stranger fighting for life.

    Police have charged 20-year-old Murray Deakin with murder and two counts of wound with intent to murder.

    They said he had been living with his grandparents in their Bega home for the past few weeks.

    However, at about 3.30pm on Friday, police allege Mr Deakin stabbed his grandfather, Thomas Winner, 71, and grandmother, Gail Winner, 61.

    Mr Winner managed to stumble out onto the street and flagged down a motorist for help.

    It is believed he told police his grandson was schizophrenic.

    Another Richmond Report ‘success’.

  13. areff

    The premise is a lie. 100 years of cattle grazing put an end to any “fragile” alpine ecosystem that couldn’t cut it.

    Bit of inconsistency here; Cattle, bad (2000 tops over summer). Horses, bad (1200).

    But hard-hoof deer not worth mentioning. There’s only, by best estimate, 140,000 of them. Oh, and increasingly, pigs too.

    Once again, the bush gets screwed by romantic dickheads who think “wilderness” is sacred as any inner city mosque., never acknowledging that the hand of man, black and white, has been changing the High Country’s ecology for 50,000 years.

  14. nemkat

    Interesting comments at Daily Caller on Alexander Downer’s role in RussiaGate.
    Alexander may have been the”honey” in a Papadopoulos honey trap, and he may have been wearing a wire at the winebar.
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/01/downer-papadopoulos-state-department/

  15. struth

    City people driving through wheat fields often think they are in the outback.
    Then their heads go straight back down to their phones.

  16. struth

    Guessing what Downer could be wearing at a wine bar.
    No thanks.
    Trying to have my breakfast here.

  17. calli

    Hopefully we will reach full Venestrailia during Trumps next term.

    That will also be Trump’s fault.

  18. Geriatric mayfly

    The village schoolmaster “was one of those men for whom virtuous indignation was a necessity.”

    Clochmerle was written before the feminist plague caused a world wide pandemic of disgruntlement, envy and anger, but Mlle. Justine Putet was beginning to see the light, using her fanatical opposition to the public urinal in much the same way as our modern Sistahs spend their entire lives hunting down the debil, debil patriarchy.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    Alexander may have been the”honey” in a Papadopoulos honey trap, and he may have been wearing a wire at the winebar.

    I hope he was.
    That would prove that this wasn’t a mere chance meeting where Papadopolous made a casual reference to the Wussians for the first time, but a premeditated set-up.

  20. nemkat

    No doubt the later interview had lots of “recovered memories” of his night out on the piss with Papadopolous.
    I wonder whether the Australian taxpayer bought the booze?

    Distraction squirrels.
    The real issue is:
    Downer was up to his neck in espionage designed to assist Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election.

  21. The mental image of an appropriately attired Alexander being the ‘honey pot’ is very difficult to erase.

  22. John Constantine

    Dawn on Sunday in Big Australia is about the only time traffic congestion allows droving sheep across a highway.

    Traffic like it was twenty years ago.

    Legally their is a compliance requirement to have signs with Sheep Ahead written on them displayed as warnings, but because too many people leave these signs up all day without actually moving sheep, and because half the driving population of yarragrad have never seen a moving sheep in real life and because if drivers cannot read “warning low Bridge” signs, they can’t read sheep signs, the old English language warnings are useless.

    Next job is to build secondary sheepyards in the outblocks so the stock can be loaded and trucked around instead of dodging traffic. Portable sheep yards are a hassle and never set up where you want them.

    The State claims there is so much traffic driven by people with no rural driving experience and no English reading skills that rural speed limits have to drop to seventy kmh on open roads.
    Moving stock laws are too hard to address.

    Not that long ago, Libby price (yes Sophie’s choice Libby) cut me off their ABC for suggesting English language warning signs were useless in Big Australia.
    Never conflict with their agenda, but when the State demographically transforms rural towns overnight through fashionable decolonisation theory of refugee dispersal areas a lot of things must change.

    (The shires keenest on cutting speed limits are those keenest on raising rural rates and mass importation of vote plantations)

    Comrades.

  23. Peter Castieau

    On Insiders Cassidy again supporting changes to section 44 because ” it won’t work itself out “

  24. egg_

    Van Wrongselen on Insiders
    Hanson666
    ABC TV Breakfast:
    Di Natale – PHON issues won’t affect Greens.

  25. Rae

    The mental image of an appropriately attired Alexander being the ‘honey pot’ is very difficult to erase.

    The fishnet stockings were for a university revue, weren’t they? Surely you’re not seriously suggesting Downer is/was bi-coastal?

  26. nemkat

    Looks like Alexander Downer was working for British Intelligence in a bid to scupper Trump in 2016.
    Not the first time this has happened.
    William Stephenson successfully manipulated the 1940 Republican Convention, resulting in the nomination of loser Wendell Wilkie.
    Wonder if Georgina Downer also plans to freelance for MI6, if she wins the Mayo by election?

  27. Geriatric mayfly

    Legally their is a compliance requirement to have signs with Sheep Ahead written on them displayed as warnings, but because too many people leave these signs up all day without actually moving sheep,

    Simple. Shit on road, sheep ahead.

  28. Eyrie;

    We need a greenie cull.

    Purge of the Greenies!
    Compost the top thirty percent, bring in your own manager – I suggest This Bloke and let the system sort itself out.

  29. nemkat

    Rumors that Downer was Good With Colours surfaced during his ill fated gig as Opposition Leader.
    IIRC, he addressed the issue by:
    1. Denying that he was On The Other Bus
    2. Stating that, if necessary, he could produce a Pom, with whom he had shared digs with in his U.K. days, who would arrest to his not being a Left Footer.
    IIRC, mirth ensued.

  30. rickw;

    We could be living without toilet paper and roasting stray cats and the scum at the ABC will be still whining about Trump.

    Roasting stray cats, looxury!
    What’s toilet paper?

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Legally their is a compliance requirement to have signs with Sheep Ahead written on them displayed as warnings, but because too many people leave these signs up all day without actually moving sheep,

    I’ve had drivers ignore the signs, and roundly abuse me for using the road for shifting sheep…

  32. egg_

    How many SA numpties are in the Federal Shadow Cabinet?

  33. We need a greenie cull.

    Herd them into a small enclosure, then leave them alone.
    In a short time there will be only one fat greenie to dispose of.

  34. areff

    mayfly: I’d forgotten how good it is. Kept thinking of Clochemerle as Australia in miniature — a place chocka with petty provincial passions and brimming to overflowing with subjective righteousness, scolds and, despite their pretensions, the irrelevance of self-proclaimed big fish in a very small pool.

    On a totally unrelated and cheerful note, is there any confirmation that Latham has indeed signed up to run for the Lib Dems?

  35. C.L.

    Alexander may have been the”honey” in a Papadopoulos honey trap, and he may have been wearing a wire at the winebar.

    The things that natter.

  36. C.L.

    Once again, the bush gets screwed by romantic dickheads who think “wilderness” is sacred as any inner city mosque., never acknowledging that the hand of man, black and white, has been changing the High Country’s ecology for 50,000 years.

    I doubt the High Country has taken much notice of either black or white hands over the past 50,000 years.

  37. Victoristan High Country is currently owned by wild dogs.
    I encourage all avid greenies to go on extended hikes (alone and unarmed) through these areas.

  38. egg;

    How many SA numpties are in the Federal Shadow Cabinet?

    Too many!.
    next…

  39. C.L.

    Mueller’s lastest leak to his controllers at the New York Times is an egregious illustration of his utter corruption. As I’ve said before, this bloke parleyed a John Kerry head of a hair and a Silver Star into a lifelong career that has been a total affront to the Peter Principle.

  40. John Constantine

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/finance-minister-says-saudi-arabia-investing-technology-like-theres-no-tomorrow-224622899.html

    Interesting that Saudi Arabia, a culture with access to the worlds largest and cheapest pool of meat drones, is not mass importing a population Ponzi to build their economy.

    The House of Saud is desperate and hellbent to become free of the risk posed by mass importation of single military age excess male cannon fodder from the Caliphate.

    Their Australian House of Sarumans however declares its unwavering commitment to abiding by the fashionable decolonialisation theory that requires every racist settler hamlet in the country to become a dispersal area for the very demographic push that terrifies the House of Saud.

    The joke always was that as soon as the oil runs dry, their Saudi elite would do the last run to freedom to their private airstrips and throw the keys to everything to the Wahhabi morals police from the door of the Paris and London bound learjets.

    Now we see that it is Australias inbred quisling elite that are doing the learjet run to Europe, abandoning their proles to the new morals police running a fossil fuels free desert.

    Didn’t take long did it?.

    Comrades.

  41. egg_

    Insiders: Joyce paid interview won’t be untaxed.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mayfly: I’d forgotten how good it is. Kept thinking of Clochemerle as Australia in miniature — a place chocka with petty provincial passions and brimming to overflowing with subjective righteousness, scolds and, despite their pretensions, the irrelevance of self-proclaimed big fish in a very small pond

    Probably one of the last decent drama’s ever shown on the A.B.C.

  43. Delta A

    From The $Oz (before my sub expires):

    Around the world right now ­researchers are beginning to wonder whether the concept of an ­autism spectrum is a mistake.

    The “thought experiment” was floated by renowned developmental psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen ahead of a global ­research conference on autism in The Netherlands last month.

    What if, he proposed, intro­ducing the spectrum of disorders under one umbrella in the latest diagnosis bible was a well-­intentioned but ultimately misguided move?

    The very idea, contained in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, represents a herculean attempt at consistency while essentially putting a range of behaviours and functional abilities into the odds-and-ends drawer in lieu of a more definitive category.

  44. areff

    I doubt the High Country has taken much notice of either black or white hands over the past 50,000 years.

    Strzelecki came south from the Monaro with a horse and cart. He couldn’t get those through the tangled, overgrown bush these days. The country was “deer park” open, to quote Watkin Tench, because Aborigines burned it. It’s an impenetrable, blackberry-choked green wall now because they don’t.

  45. The old English law pcodes are full of such examples. In any case while I usually enjoy your post why not just set aside your narrow view of the world and just work with Latham on this for a moment? Maybe argue Latham’s point instead? Latham is not your enemy.

    My ‘narrow’ view of the world? Is it wrong to criticise this tic that moderns, here Latham, have by beginning a criticism of this or that by associating it with some alleged middle age practise? He could hve simply referenced the typical practice of revolutionaries since Robespierre. And when did a gentle question suggest Latham was now my enemy?
    As for ‘By God’s bones‘, the evidence doesn’t at all support Latham’s claim. In fact, the medievals were far more freewheeling. Latham would feel right at home.

  46. H B Bear

    Insiders: Joyce paid interview won’t be untaxed.

    I wouldn’t be so sure. I was thinking about that a few weeks ago. I’m not sure it falls within the threshold of income according to ordinary concepts. As usual, I doubt whether any of the j’ism blobs on Ol’ Leathery’s couch have a clue what they are talking about and are merely repeating what they have heard in their echo chamber.

  47. feelthebern

    areff, there a wild pigs in the alpine country?
    Seriously, if that is the case, there needs to be a bounty system put in place.

  48. egg_

    On the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, al-Jadaan told Yahoo Finance that the country aims to become a serious player in the world of technology and is investing heavily. He detailed a number of investment areas in tech including artificial intelligence, augmented reality and data mining where the kingdom is looking to attract talent and companies.

  49. feelthebern

    Insiders: Joyce paid interview won’t be untaxed.

    Of course it will be taxed in some way shape or form.
    How could it be untaxed?

  50. C.L.

    Minnie Driver then: Minnie Driver: men like Matt Damon ‘cannot understand what abuse is like’.

    The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level” and should not therefore attempt to differentiate or explain sexual misconduct against women.

    In her first response to Damon, Driver wrote on Twitter: “God God, seriously?

    “Gosh it’s so interesting (profoundly unsurprising) how men with all these opinions about women’s differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem.”

    […]

    On Saturday, Driver told the Guardian: “I felt I desperately needed to say something. I’ve realised that most men, good men, the men that I love, there is a cut-off in their ability to understand. They simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level.

    “I honestly think that until we get on the same page, you can’t tell a woman about their abuse. A man cannot do that. No one can. It is so individual and so personal, it’s galling when a powerful man steps up and starts dictating the terms, whether he intends it or not.”

    Minnie Driver now:

    Minnie Driver✔@driverminnie
    That was the wrong word for Samantha Bee to have used . But mostly because (to paraphrase the French) Ivanka has neither the warmth nor the depth.

  51. feelthebern

    The problem that Alexander Downer has is that Kimberley Strassel is on this case.
    She knows the weakest link in the chain.
    Like all toffs, Downer won’t last 2 seconds of real scrutiny.

  52. Senile Old Guy

    Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia director Melissa Stoneham said the situation was “very disappointing”. “It does seem sensible that a facility that is looking after people’s health actually provides the food which would make them healthy, rather than unhealthy,” Dr Stoneham said.

    In my teens, I was very ill and had major surgery, after which I completely lost my appetite and would not eat anything, especially the awful hospital food. Surgeon doing check up asks what will you eat? Me: hot chips. Surgeon sends nurse out to cafe downstairs for hot chips. Rationale: better to eat anything instead of nothing.

    Dr Stoneham is a typical health nazi,who is only interested in policy not people.

  53. woolfe

    The NAD 3020 is not for sale. The only reason I changed was that i wanted a bluetooth connection to play Spotify and my OLED TV through the amp / speakers. Its not that great and may go for the optical / digital cable from TV to amp.

    And whilst my wife is away in Africa I purchased a robot carpet cleaner. It is awesome, my new best friend, I would say i didn’t realise how much beagle hair was in the carpet, but that would be a lie!

    /Shopping channel off

  54. areff

    there a wild pigs in the alpine country?

    I haven’t seen them in the flesh, but a few years I was trying to retrace Angus McMillan’s tracks south through through Suggan Buggan and my companion noted the scrapes near the site of McMillan’s old hut. Sure looked like pig scrapes to me.

    Not that pigs and horses lack company,. Wild dogs, cats, rabbits, hares, deer, horses, trout, climate scientists, plus an infinite variety of invasive foreign vegetation — the High Country has it all

  55. Death Giraffe

    Is there much demand for venison?
    Are deer farms viable in Oz?
    If I was going to farm any beast for food it would be those ugly sods.

  56. Geriatric mayfly

    Further prescience in Clochemerle surrounds the venerable old village priest Curé Ponosse who in his more spirited days may have had indiscreet liaisons with his housekeeper. The #metoo craze is born. Of this immorality Justine Puetet was only too aware.
    “Imagine a swarthy-looking, ill-tempered person,dried-up and of viperish disposition, with bad complexion, and evil expression, a cruel tongue, defective internal economy, and (over all this) a layer of aggressive piety and loathsome suavity of speech. A paragon of virtue of the kind that filled you with dismay, for virtue in such a guise as this is detestable to behold, and in this instance it seemed inspired by a spirit of hatred and vengeance rather than by ordinary feelings of kindness”…continues.

  57. H B Bear

    Of course it will be taxed in some way shape or form.
    How could it be untaxed?

    Go and have a look at the “income according to ordinary concepts” test. I’m sure Dr Graegooglery QC is all over it. It’s a one-off payment and there is an arguable case it doesn’t have any nexus with the Beetrooter’s job.

  58. struth

    Not to mention european bees and wasps, together the high country could be considered as invaded and as changed as Melbournistan.

  59. feelthebern

    Deer farm story.
    A Pitt street farmer told me his dear farm was a spectacular disaster.
    Huge fences put up.
    Spent time, money procuring the females.
    Paid big dollars for the male, who then proceeding to kill himself by trying to run through fence time & time again, to get get to the females.
    Next buck he bought was housed at another of his farms a few kms away.
    That buck died of a heart attack running around the paddock when the females were on heat, even though they were a few kms away.
    Too hard he said.

  60. Geriatric mayfly

    areff, there a wild pigs in the alpine country?
    Seriously, if that is the case, there needs to be a bounty system put in place.

    Have seen them in gangs around the Tantangara area, and one desperado in our party, affected by strong drink, managed to chase down a piglet and then let the vermin go. I saw one pig at Three Mile Dam which in girth and weight would put Trigglypuff to shame. It was tossing divots 10 feet into the air rooting around for whatever. The binoculars revealed the beast to be totally enveloped in a cloud of swarming flies and assorted insects.

  61. struth

    He should have tried QERTYDEER

  62. egg_

    H B Bear
    #2726814, posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Ag Ec grad Barn probably did his homework.

  63. egg_

    From wiki:
    From 1996 to 2001, Joyce served in the Royal Queensland Regiment of the Australian Army Reserve.[18]

  64. feelthebern

    The only good feral pig is a dead feral pig.
    #bringbackbounties

  65. Eyrie

    Reading Kurt Schlichter’s “Indian Country”. The post split, blue, progressive part of the former USA sounds just like current day Australia.

  66. areff, there a wild pigs in the alpine country?

    There is wild everything in the alpine country.
    It never ceases to surprise.

    My big concern is the feral greens.
    We need a spray or biological solution to the problem.

  67. Eyrie

    OK Cats, where can we go that will accept us as political refugees from the People’s Republic of Australiastan?

  68. Death Giraffe

    He should have tried QERTYDEER

    ..
    Couldn’t you just employ Monty to stroke the stag off and then store the stag jizz for artificial inssmination? Assuming Monty didn’t skoll it all?

  69. Anthony

    When Trump allowed the Mueller thing to run on and on and on I thought he may be doing the wrong thing. Now, it’s beginning to look like pure genius!

  70. John Constantine

    A lot of the deer stocking Victorian scrub, bush and parks have come from the failed deer farms that just opened their gates and watched their burdens frolicking away to freedom.

  71. Nick

    My big concern is the feral greens.

    a bit of Northcote Ivy ?

  72. H B Bear

    Ag Ec grad Barn probably did his homework.

    He won’t be able to claim the next 18 years of Lil’ Beetroot’s expenses either.

  73. H B Bear

    Deer are bloody useless. They can die if you simply look at them.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OK Cats, where can we go that will accept us as political refugees from the People’s Republic of Australiastan?

    I was thinking of New Zealand – they speak English (of a kind) and allow alcohol, but then Winston Peters saddled them with a Labour Government. I was also considering a serviced apartment in Oban – Scotland- in close proximity to my favourite whisky distillery.

  75. John Constantine

    The Deer Ponzi of twenty years ago gives us an insight into the Population Ponzi of today.

    First it was just numbers of any sort at any price, then it became only one sort, then came the massive infrastructure costs and massive feed and health bills, then came opening the gates and walking away.

    Comrades.

  76. OneWorldGovernment

    HB Bear

    Given that the published disclosures of the humongous $150,000 payment to Vicki and Barnaby’s child is going straight into a trust fund for the child I doubt that any tax could be attached to the payment.

  77. struth

    New Zealand is still my only choice.
    I am a white westerner with trade qualifications and a good citizen who will not accept welfare if work is to be had.
    Who’d want me in their country?

  78. H B Bear

    I’m not sure I could lusten to Nu Zulunders for the rest of my life without going postal on them.

  79. Roger

    Strzelecki came south from the Monaro with a horse and cart. He couldn’t get those through the tangled, overgrown bush these days. The country was “deer park” open, to quote Watkin Tench, because Aborigines burned it. It’s an impenetrable, blackberry-choked green wall now because they don’t.

    Ditto the gap in the Great Divide the discovery of which opened up the Darling Downs to European settlement – it was first traversed by a British army officer on horse and Irish cart guided by a former escaped convict who had spent time with the Goomburra aboriginal people. Now it’s impenetrable thicket & scrub.

  80. Death Giraffe

    I’m not sure I could lusten to Nu Zulunders for the rest of my life without going postal on them.

    ..
    Whydya think I left?

  81. Gab

    Whydya think I left?

    To relentlessly torment us Aussies, of course!

  82. cohenite

    Have we reached peak stupidity yet?

    Is the U.S. flag a symbol of hate speech? That’s what documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz wanted to find out when he went to the University of California, Irvine, where the student government tried to ban displays of the flag in a main thruway. Watch and be amazed as Ami interviews the student who spearheaded the flag ban.

    http://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/1837141926328655/?hc_ref=ARRNp9S3YZLpuotdForB-a6zDLez77S3TvfsYElgBVR-FOE7vWtrizd8meEJhefCpSY

  83. Death Giraffe

    For sure, the chewing gum incident of 1988 had a great deal to do with my exile.

  84. RobK

    The country was “deer park” open, to quote Watkin Tench, because Aborigines burned it. It’s an impenetrable, blackberry-choked green wall now because they don’t.
    Ditto for much of the timber country of SW of WA.

  85. Geriatric mayfly

    Once saw a high country pig brought into the Kiandra hotel. (Long defunct) It was obviously destined for the high table. Later I chanced upon the two gastronomes in the kitchen, trying to remove the hair and bristles by running the beast under the hot water tap. Pig insulation all over the sink, up the walls, on the floor, and very little sign of any skin scraped bare.

  86. Rae

    Given that the published disclosures of the humongous $150,000 payment to Vicki and Barnaby’s child is going straight into a trust fund for the child I doubt that any tax could be attached to the payment.

    The $150,00 is income in the hands of Joyce and Campion, 50/50 split (unless they can argue one does more than the other at the interview), taxable at their marginal rates. The residue to the childs trust fund would be untaxed, while tax advantages would accrue to future income of the trust. The SMH article previously linked describes it well enough.

    Family trust won’t let Barnaby and Vikki dodge tax

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I was also considering a serviced apartment in Oban – Scotland- in close proximity to my favourite whisky distillery.

    They also don’t let you go hungry in restaurants. Muscles in red wine for madam here produced a heaped plate of nearly forty muscles. From Oban you can take off to the Hebrides and the distilleries there too. If you ignore the politics, the highlands and islands of Scotlands are very appealing. But cold. Very cold in winter. Once covered by ice a mile high, which dug out those romantic glens and moors.

  88. H B Bear

    Bwahahahaa I told ya Dr Graegooglery would be all over this.

  89. Eyrie

    Guys, the People’s Democratic Republic of New Zealand is not a choice.

  90. H B Bear

    Oops forgot the QC.

  91. RobK

    In the early nineties i looked at deer farming, as it was in vogue. I was put straight by a kiwi i knew who had been involved in trucking in NZ. He said they carted a lot for some of big deer producers. He noted that all the ones that did well had areas of very steep land ajoining bush areas. The fences to the bush allowed deer to enter the farm but not leave, other than by truck. Nice work if you can get it. I’d do it here with roos if there was a good market.

  92. Tom

    I just looked in on Their Sky’s Outsiders show. As usual, the studio staff were sabotaging it again. They had turned off Ross Cameron’s studio microphone, so he sounded like he was speaking in a distant tunnel. FFS. Venal petty sabotage by leftist little people.

  93. nemkat

    A [H B] Bear of very little brain…

    You can say that again!

  94. H B Bear

    I got all my information on deer farming in Nu Zulund from Footrot Flats.

  95. Rae

    Morning, Tom. I see the Twitter roach didn’t like me criticizing Zyco for undermining your lifes work.

  96. Snoopy

    I wonder what the source of inspiration was?

    JUNE 2, 2018
    HEARTWARMING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Woman born without vagina gets one made from tilapia fish skin.

  97. C.L.

    Somebody above …

    Hilarious, brilliant smack-down from Latham.

    That, my friends, is what you call Trumpscalating.

  98. John Constantine

    https://www.domain.com.au/news/a-look-inside-exaustralia-post-boss-ahmed-fahours-hawthorn-pad-for-sale-at-44m-20180601-h10k2t/

    A compound of a hectare in a nice location, forty-four million doesn’t buy as much as it used to.

    Nobody rings a bell at the market top.

    Comrades.

  99. I think this guy reads the Cat;

    Stephen Cenatiempo
    ‏ @StephenCena
    14h14 hours ago

    I think it’s disgraceful how we use April 25 to celebrate Captain Cook and the Navy Seals invading Van Diemen’s Land in 1492 in response to the Pearl Harbor bombings in Vietnam.

  100. Tom

    I think it’s disgraceful how we use April 25 to celebrate Captain Cook and the Navy Seals invading Van Diemen’s Land in 1492 in response to the Pearl Harbor bombings
    at the Alamo in Vietnam.

    FIFY.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    Mike Daube made West Australian of the Year.

    That about sums up where we are at as a country. A nazi has been honoured for nazism.

  102. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The very idea, contained in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, represents a herculean attempt at consistency while essentially putting a range of behaviours and functional abilities into the odds-and-ends drawer in lieu of a more definitive category.

    Yes. Human behaviours often defy categorization anyway.
    I’ve always had a problem with the various categorizations of ‘personality disorder’.
    They sound a lot like variations on autism to me. Autism may be the spectrum of ‘human’?
    Autism is a neurological developmental disorder.
    When mild it is just eccentrism.
    We just do not know enough about the neurological aspects of our human existence yet.
    Categorising by ‘expressions’ is fairly weak; these change over time in individuals.

  103. C.L.

    Mike Daube made West Australian of the Year.

    Johnny Chong was robbed.

  104. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jordan B Peterson
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    Selfauthoring Suite Super Spring Special
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  105. C.L.

    IT, where’s that review of the Ching-Chong Burger?

  106. John Constantine

    Their turnbullites election winning machine will never waver from mass importation of millions of military age males from peasantistan until ALL of their cronies have had the chance to get put of their mansions at the forty odd million dollar mark.

    The public debt funded population Ponzi scheme actually works in the private finances of those at the top of the pyramid.

    Comrades.

  107. struth

    Ching chong burger gives another SLANT to your average burger.
    Me love them long time.
    You will have a happy ending.

  108. JC

    Leigh Lowe
    #2726749, posted on June 3, 2018 at 8:38 am

    JC

    #2726680, posted on June 2, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I can’t recall who made the comment that Downer would not have spoken to the Americans unless he had the Okay from Canberra.

    I posted a link a while back (from Powerline I think) that there was a lot of back-and-forth between Washington and Canberra before Downer spoke formally to the FBI. This means Stabby and probably Trumble gave the OK for an interview.
    This doesn’t mean he got the nod for the initial tip-off (which we now know went to the State Dept, not the DoJ/FBI).
    No doubt the later interview had lots of “recovered memories” of his night out on the piss with Papadopolous.
    I wonder whether the Australian taxpayer bought the booze?

    Leigh,

    The McCarthy piece in NRO says Dolly spoke to people at the State Department.

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve always had a problem with the various categorizations of ‘personality disorder’.
    They sound a lot like variations on autism to me.

    No.
    Take it from a self-proclaimed expert and non-qualified Doctor.
    Different.
    Although they can and very often do occur together which is the fantastic fun which we call comorbidity, most of these other conditions remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

    I have to walk away when I hear people saying “he/she’s on the spectrum” before I start throwing sh$t.
    Just so annoying.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Haven’t had time to sample a Ching Chong yet, but his business seems to be going gangbusters thanks to the social justice warrior princess.

  111. Snoopy

    Leigh,

    The McCarthy piece in NRO says Dolly spoke to people at the State Department.

    And that wouldn’t happen without the approval of both Bishop and Kerry and if they knew……..

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think it’s disgraceful how we use April 25 to celebrate Captain Cook and the Navy Seals invading Van Diemen’s Land in 1492 in response to the Pearl Harbor bombings
    at the Alamo in Vietnam.

    Yes. But a disgracefully male account of truth. Feminists really need to point out how the patriarchy sees things only from a male perspective. This is a classic example of the privileging of the penis. Feminist history would point out that Catherine of Russia was the secret agent behind Captain Cook and that it wasn’t Navy Seals but Navy Sirens who invaded the Falklands (not Van Diemen’s land and its female defended aboriginal townships) in the Battle of Borodino won by Boadicea and her daughters in 1066. Sadly, womynnses history is subverted and subsumed everywhere, as even these few examples demonstrate.

  113. Mueller’s lastest leak to his controllers at the New York Times is an egregious illustration of his utter corruption.

    No. It was leaked by Trump’s team because they want applause for their legal arguments. But all they have done is drop Trump Jnr deeper in the poo, and exposed how incompetent they are as they made a raft of errors in law.

  114. egg_

    Bwahahahaa I told ya Dr Graegooglery would be all over this.

    Sock takes bait.

  115. Dr Faustus

    Coalition ahead in byelection seats of Longman and Braddon, poll finds

    Sky/Reachtel poll finds Labor trailing government 52% to 48% in two key seats and high levels of support for corporate tax cuts

    [Brendan] O’Connor said there would be no consequences for Shorten if Labor lost the two seats. “Bill is absolutely secure in his position, he is doing a great job … I can assure you that the caucus is fully behind Bill Shorten as leader”.

    Translation:
    “As a political B-lister, I have been trotted out to announce: ‘Bill Shorten is on borrowed time...'”

  116. H B Bear

    mUnty now a QC too? He and Graeoogs should get their own chambers.

  117. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae
    #2726855, posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Given that the published disclosures of the humongous $150,000 payment to Vicki and Barnaby’s child is going straight into a trust fund for the child I doubt that any tax could be attached to the payment.

    The $150,00 is income in the hands of Joyce and Campion, 50/50 split (unless they can argue one does more than the other at the interview), taxable at their marginal rates. The residue to the childs trust fund would be untaxed, while tax advantages would accrue to future income of the trust. The SMH article previously linked describes it well enough.

    Family trust won’t let Barnaby and Vikki dodge tax

    Do you understand trust law and how vesting works?

    How can the Mother and Father be taxed when they have no control on the money?

    What has not been disclosed is the name of the Trustee.

    I think it behoves upon you to be very careful of your comments on this matter.

  118. Death Giraffe

    fantastic fun which we call comorbidity

    ..
    As long as the gravatar pic above remains visible to you as a Ford model A front mud guard, you are doing fine Stimpson.

  119. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think it behoves upon you to be very careful of your comments on this matter.

    As someone who was trustee for my young nephew, following the untimely death of my younger brother, I agree with that statement.

  120. OneWorldGovernment

    And Rae.

    You are referencing the Sydney Morning Herald as your reference!

    Do you understand how Fairfax is mostly controlled by Trusts?

  121. egg_

    I think it behoves upon you to be very careful of your comments on this matter.

    Why start now?

  122. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    the fantastic fun which we call comorbidity

    hmm. I still rest my case, Stimps.
    From my valued experience with the fantastic opportunities for longitudinal and cross-sectional study offered by me rellies and affines, there is a lot of ruin in a diagnosis and if you don’t like it you can always choose another. To say nothing of treatments. And a lot of egg on psychiatric faces.

    An imperfect system of categorization, at best. Perhaps containing kernels of truths.
    But they try. And they mean well. And who else is there to care anyway?

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    Do you understand trust law and how vesting works?

    You are talking to Grigs OWG.

    Don’t ask such stupid f$cking questions that you already know the answer to.

    He doesn’t even know who the f$ck he really wants to be,
    let alone anything else.

    The poor man/woman/sock/Aldi secret shopper/thing.

  124. Top Ender

    Perhaps we could put together an Ark for Cat members?

    Mars is not that far away.

    If we took a whole heap of nuclear weapons we could terraform the atmosphere in a few decades.

  125. Entropy

    Ag Ec grad Barn probably did his homework.

    Yeah but he went to the UNE, the University of No Education.

    Sorry, I’ll let myself out….

  126. RobK

    Sadly, womynnses history is subverted and subsumed everywhere, as even these few examples demonstrate.
    What about when the Russian Eunuchs invaded China, you dont hear much about that these days. They ran the place.

  127. egg_

    did his homework.

    I.e. sought legal counsel.

  128. JC

    LOL

    “How can we as a network put an end to a perfect week that has seen our entire credibility shredded?”

    Happy to announce @brhodes is joining @NBCNews and @MSNBC as a Political Contributor. The former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for President Obama makes his debut appearance on @MeetThePress this Sunday and @allinwithchris on Monday.

  129. OneWorldGovernment

    Top Ender
    #2726897, posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Perhaps we could put together an Ark for Cat members?

    Mars is not that far away.

    If we took a whole heap of nuclear weapons we could terraform the atmosphere in a few decades.

    “They” reckon there is some frozen water up there so I guess a few nukes could kick start it back to life.

    But it would be a lot easier to set up a cat community in the USA.

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Uh oh! Looks like the Kenyan Senator is about to have her birther moment.

    She didnt renounce her citizenship properly. Right on cue the usual suspects claim she shouldn’t have to because she is black.

  131. Rae

    OWG. You should read again what I wrote about the initial payment to Joyce and Campion for the interview and the residue subsequently paid into the childs trust.

    And, no, I did not reference the Sydney Morning Herald as my reference. I said:

    The SMH article previously linked describes it well enough.

    And I linked to that SMH article.

  132. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Perhaps we could put together an Ark for Cat members?

    We would have to choose a name for it. I vote for Arky McArk Face. 🙂

  133. Chris

    Strzelecki came south from the Monaro with a horse and cart. He couldn’t get those through the tangled, overgrown bush these days. The country was “deer park” open, to quote Watkin Tench, because Aborigines burned it. It’s an impenetrable, blackberry-choked green wall now because they don’t.

    When its white people doing the burning…
    The bush in my bit of the SouthWest of WA has a charming but prickly feel. The pricklebush of choice is the ‘Prickly Moses’ and a kid in bare feet and shorts becomes a graffiti wall in no time.
    It was claimed in the tension between the match-throwing gang and the preservationists, that the byootiful park-like original bush was created by the fires burning hotter, in summer with lots of dry grasses lit from lightning or aborigines, and the choked prickly version was created by burning off in cooler times, which favoured the seeds of the pricklebush and destroyed the nascent seed of the grasses.

    In the Australian Wildlife Conservancy place in the Perth hills, they assert that the little marsupials that abound there dig and work the leaf carpet into the soil, encouraging worms and reducing the huge piles of leaf litter that make bushfires so hot. Cats and foxes have made these little fellas excessively rare.

    I suspect that all the premises of these arguments will be found doubtful; from wise ancient firestick farmers to claimed effects of each kind of animal in the bush. Everything works together for bad when activists start talking.

  134. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He doesn’t even know who the f$ck he really wants to be,
    let alone anything else.

    Did P take the Pledge last night? I haven’t had time to check.

  135. Geriatric mayfly

    She didnt renounce her citizenship properly. Right on cue the usual suspects claim she shouldn’t have to because she is black.

    In other words she is retarded and needs to be patronised.

  136. Delta A

    I’ve always had a problem with the various categorizations of ‘personality disorder’.
    They sound a lot like variations on autism to me.

    In 1980, when diagnostic procedures were strictly followed by specially trained professionals, the incidence of autism in children was c one in 2,000, with boys accounting for three quarters, while girls were typically more severely affected.

    Now, the incidence is one in 150, and I doubt it’s coincidence that few are formally assessed according to earlier practices, while even class teachers can state that a student is ‘on the spectrum’ and thus apply for support funding.

    I believe that, in Australia, the NDIS contributed markedly to the rocketing incidence by making funding available for anyone on the spectrum, regardless of their ability or special needs. It will be interesting to see what happens now that NDIS is funding only severely disabled people with autism.

  137. OldOzzie

    Bushkid
    #2726672, posted on June 2, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    calli
    #2726634, posted on June 2, 2018 at 8:50 pm
    There has been a “save the brumbies” movement for years which has seen many re-homed and becoming beautiful ponies for their adoptive families.

    Thanks Hero. I didn’t know that. I imagined they would be completely untameable.

    Calli, brumbies are very intelligent, having been born in the wild and growing up truly wild. Their senses seem sharper, but they’re also inquisitive, often far more trusting than you’d expect, and very fast learners. My work involves hoof trimming and body work on horses, and I love working with the brumbies that have been brought in. With quiet and thoughtful handling they learn who they can trust; and what can be a dangerous occupation with some (spoiled) “domesticated” horses, is a dream job with the brumbies. They’re also very loyal to a person who takes the time and trouble to work with them properly. If I needed any more horses, I’d have a brumby in a heartbeat.

    Bushkid,

    have seen brumbies many times 4WD in Victorian High Country and NSW High Country, and was amazed when we were trapped with bushfires all around in a Stockman’s Hut in a big clearing, on top of a ridge, the brumbies came and joined us in the clearing.

    The other thing that struck me was they tended to be quite small, though I have seen them jump over the trunks of very large fallen gum trees with ease,

    Any idea why they are small? I would have thought that survival of the fittest would have favoured larger horses.

  138. Entropy

    John Constantine
    #2726839, posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:27 am
    The Deer Ponzi of twenty years ago gives us an insight into the Population Ponzi of today.

    First it was just numbers of any sort at any price, then it became only one sort, then came the massive infrastructure costs and massive feed and health bills, then came opening the gates and walking away.

    Comrades.

    It’s always the same: deer, alpacas, angora goats, MIS blue gum forests, ostriches.
    All ponzi schemes to generate wealth for people at the top who where there at the start from the gullible, often with favourable tax treatment to further fuel the frenzi.
    My mum’s cousin made a fortune from ostriches, because he always had a bunch out of personal interest, before the craze started, along with a heap of other exotic birds he breeds commercially. $35k for a male ostrich at the peak stupid, about thirty years ago.
    Poor bugger has some bird dust related lung disease these days.

  139. Entropy

    The other thing that struck me was they tended to be quite small, though I have seen them jump over the trunks of very large fallen gum trees with ease,

    Any idea why they are small? I would have thought that survival of the fittest would have favoured larger horses.

    They are the inbred descendants of once mighty walers. Personally I reckon they should be treated like feral pigs. Might be a bit tough and better in stew I think.

  140. Stimpson J. Cat

    there is a lot of ruin in a diagnosis and if you don’t like it you can always choose another.

    Yes but you don’t always have to get every condition you have diagnosed, do you, if that is a concern.
    The thing to be careful of is medical student syndrome, where you start becoming convinced you have every condition you read about.
    Every individual is responsible for their own life and treatment, so it is their responsibility to help themselves to find out the truths of their own condition.
    Who does the psychiatrist ask questions of?
    The patient, and ideally very close friends/family in the same consult, to help fill in any blind spots/misconceptions in either parties perceptions of behaviour, situations, and history.
    The patient already knows most of the answers, it is simply a matter of learning to recognize them and their behaviour and building self awareness.
    This is a long hard road.
    Think of having mental illness as like a woman with t$ts.
    They look real, and only when you feel them will you know if they are fake or not.
    No one knows your t$ts better than you.
    They are yours.
    Your t$ts are your responsibility.
    Do you want to trust strangers to feel your t$ts and tell you about what t$ts you have, or would you prefer to try to discover this for yourself?
    It is fine to let the odd expert have a feel assuming they are qualified however.

    😁

  141. struth

    Once we get an address in the States we could start shipments back to geoblocked hivistraya.

  142. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae
    #2726904, posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:50 am

    OWG. You should read again what I wrote about the initial payment to Joyce and Campion for the interview and the residue subsequently paid into the childs trust.

    And, no, I did not reference the Sydney Morning Herald as my reference. I said:

    The SMH article previously linked describes it well enough.

    And I linked to that SMH article.

    So you, and the SMH, know that the original payment was made to Campion and Joyce?

    Joyce was and is an Accountant so you think he would just let that go through to the ATO, have it taxed on his income, and go hah?

  143. egg_

    Burning would be unnecessary with the original pioneer species.

  144. egg_

    Joyce was and is an Accountant

    And rather shrewd and capable of running rings around online keyboards, methinks.

  145. Chris

    mUnty now a QC too? He and Graeoogs should get their own chambers.

    Hard to know how many rooms they would need though. If they got two rooms and giant refrigerated store, and mounted a directory board at Reception designed for expansion…

  146. OneWorldGovernment

    struth
    #2726915, posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Once we get an address in the States we could start shipments back to geoblocked hivistraya.

    That’s the true ozzie spirit.

    I like that.

  147. Egg;

    Bwahahahaa I told ya Dr Graegooglery would be all over this.

    Sock takes bait.

    If you can get the sock to take strychnine instead, then I’ll believe you’re a good egg.

    Good egg…

  148. Harlequin Decline

    In the past I’ve used this company before to order stuff from the USA that couldn’t be shipped directly to Oz. I believe there are several other companies that offer a similar service.

  149. Geriatric mayfly

    The other thing that struck me was they tended to be quite small,

    Saw a brumby corralled once. Smallish but muscular energy emanating and primed to bolt. The short, thick neck reminded me of the same endowment prevalent amongst rugby players.

  150. struth

    C’mon cats up and at ‘ em.
    We can’t all fit in JC’s New York pad but I bags the sofa.

  151. areff

    In the Australian Wildlife Conservancy place in the Perth hills, they assert that the little marsupials that abound there dig and work the leaf carpet into the soil, encouraging worms and reducing the huge piles of leaf litter that make bushfires so hot. Cats and foxes have made these little fellas excessively rare.

    They’re not entirely wrong, but far from right.

    I saw some numbers years ago for the amount of forest floor debris buried by lyrebirds, and it was in the thousands of pounds. Sorry, can’t remember where.

    The fashionable theory, as propagated by the Fenner School, is that forest debris will rot from the bottom at the same rate it accumulates on top. As it retains moisture, this stops ground fires getting tall and hot enough to become crown fires.

    Allegedly.

    Things is, every time they try this, there’s a fire before the “perfect” weight and balance of debris has been reached. Ground is laid bare and soil chemistry stuffed. Black Saturday, case in point.

    Apparently the Fenner school’s idea of a perfect ecology is black, charred ground carpeted with the vivid green moss you only ever see after a high-temperature roasting.

    But let’s not allow the results of practical observation to get in the way of the next ARC grants.

  152. OneWorldGovernment

    egg_
    #2726919, posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Joyce was and is an Accountant

    And rather shrewd and capable of running rings around online keyboards, methinks.

    Should have been the Treasurer.

    Abbott’s fault that he’s not.

  153. Lizzie;

    We would have to choose a name for it. I vote for Arky McArk Face. 🙂

    That’s close, Lizzie. How about Arky McFarkFace:) ?

  154. Oldozzie

    Trump Administration May Support Coal and Nuclear Power

    President Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to help financially troubled coal and nuclear power plants.

    A draft plan marked “confidential” is being circulated around Washington. No one from the Trump administration has confirmed to NPR that the draft is an official document.
    ***
    Coal and nuclear plants are in trouble because across much of the country they’re having trouble competing with cheaper forms of electricity generated by natural gas and renewable energy.

    Renewable energy is “cheaper” only intermittently, and only because of massive federal subsidies and state renewable energy mandates. Warren Buffett, one of the largest investors in wind energy, says:

    [O]n wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.

  155. Rae

    So you, and the SMH, know that the original payment was made to Campion and Joyce?

    It would not matter one way or the other.

    Joyce was and is an Accountant so you think he would just let that go through to the ATO, have it taxed on his income, and go hah?

    Lots of people are accountants. Some do tax, some do sheep accounts, some do both. Some, maybe most have an inkling of how to minimize tax via a trust vehicle.

    You could ask Neil Timson for a second opinion.

  156. Mitch M.

    The variation in ASD behavior and phenotypes are so broad that the standard types of statistical analysis aren’t useful. What is needed is single subject design studies but that isn’t widely accepted and not sexy enough for publication. I’ve read many studies where the N is too small yet they insist of group statistical analyses when what they should do is just report the results of the individuals.

    Two weeks ago research challenged the standard CNS connectome structure. ASD brains showed as much variation as normal brains.

    Last week research highlighted that childhood trauma not only alters GABA A changes in the brain but in many other tissues. That points to an immunological component. While many continue to think of ASD as a neurological developmental disorder they often fail to account the role of immunological agents in driving phenotypes. Most laypeople still think the immune system is about fighting bugs. That is a hopelessly constrained perspective that has crippled so much research into understanding the etiology of neurological disorders. The work of Benjamin Hart so long ago(sickness behavior) should have made it glaringly apparent that immunological changes can have profound effects on behavior but unfortunately the “immune privileged” concept of the CNS held sway til circa 2000 which prevented many from seeing the obvious. Then there is the puzzling CRH issue, so that requires understanding endocrinology!

    What the data consistently presents is immunological shifts in the prenatal and perinatal periods as being a primary cause in the development of ASD, schizophrenia, and perhaps depression. Now there is a claim that the placenta plays a cardinal role. This elephant is so big and so many are focused on discrete aspects that at present it is inconceivable we are anywhere near developing a decent understanding of causative factors driving non-typical neurodevelopmental trajectories.

    So much of the published literature is rubbish. Two days ago I read a study that addressed the provision of sulforaphane supplements in ASD. Why that was published in beyond my comprehension. The confidence intervals were so wide as to be ridiculous, the gains in social behavior looked more like noise that melody, the N was woeful, and they even included ASD related pathologies in the N. Nuts.

    There is an old saying in neuroscience: the goal is not to read but keep reading. Why? Because then you realise how bloody ignorant we are.

  157. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae
    #2726934, posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    So you, and the SMH, know that the original payment was made to Campion and Joyce?

    It would not matter one way or the other.

    Joyce was and is an Accountant so you think he would just let that go through to the ATO, have it taxed on his income, and go hah?

    Lots of people are accountants. Some do tax, some do sheep accounts, some do both. Some, maybe most have an inkling of how to minimize tax via a trust vehicle.

    You could ask Neil Timson for a second opinion.

    So, in other words you know nothing about Taxation Law!

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No one knows your t$ts better than you.
    They are yours.

    True, Stimpy. A fine analogy.

    I didn’t have much awareness of t$ts when I was thirteen, but things improved considerably after that. Nature will and does take its course and for me all happened according the schedule and has never gone awry. 🙂

    Sanity test: The curved mudguard of an A-model Ford is definitely not to be confused with the curved back of a dolphin nor of a girl’s t$t, real or not. Even Death Giraffe knows that, although in my experience men in need can become excited by the curved back of a chair if they are in the right mood.

  159. Rae

    ROFL

    You could ask Neil Timson for a second opinion, as I said.

  160. Stimpson J. Cat

    What the data consistently presents is immunological shifts in the prenatal and perinatal periods as being a primary cause in the development of ASD, schizophrenia, and perhaps depression.

    I personally think my parents dropped me one too many times as a child.
    I actually have a crease down my skull where I think they tried swinging me against a wall by the legs but my skull was so thick it just dented.
    This is also how I learned to become agile.

  161. Snoopy

    Uh oh! Looks like the Kenyan Senator is about to have her birther moment.

    According to Brendan O’Connor QC MP.

  162. OneWorldGovernment

    I’ve been up and around Kosciusko and the ‘brumbies’ I have seen are certainly not small.

    I have seen them run across the plains.

    Go up to Batlow and talk to the blokes that catch horses and ride them in endurance rides.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    While many continue to think of ASD as a neurological developmental disorder they often fail to account the role of immunological agents in driving phenotypes.

    Very interesting, Mitch. Immunological factors in the gut have been shown to have likely relevance to autism expressions. Immunology is now the forefront of medical science: as Sir MacFarlane Burnett said it would be in his impressive foundational work ‘Self and Other’. I haven’t kept up with the latest, and your posts here I am sure are informative for me and many, whether trained in the field or not.

  164. Geriatric mayfly

    According to Brendan O’Connor QC MP.

    According to Brendan O’Connor QC MP CFMEU

  165. Oh come on

    97% of scientists agree that Autism is caused by childhood vaccinations.

  166. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae
    #2726939, posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    ROFL

    You could ask Neil Timson for a second opinion, as I said.

    So you don’t know Australian Taxation Law!

  167. Geriatric mayfly

    97% of scientists agree that Autism is caused by childhood vaccinations and climate change.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I actually have a crease down my skull where I think they tried swinging me against a wall by the legs but my skull was so thick it just dented.

    I am thankful I was not a firstborn. The trauma of birth on the human head when a woman’s pelvis is also hampered in development by malnutrition can be significant. My Big Sis always rocked herself to sleep in her childhood and has not been without other problems. She had the top bunk and I was too little to do much to stablise the rocky creaking edifice. No wonder I never get seasick. 🙂

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    97% of scientists agree that Autism is caused by childhood vaccinations.

    I don’t know about that.
    I would however try to only get one vaccination done at a time, and spread them out.
    Always remember that they are literally turning the frogs gay.

  170. Oh come on

    I don’t know about that.

    OK fine. I think the most current survey result is that 87-100% of climate scientists agree that Autism is caused by childhood vaccinations.

  171. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Failed Labor candidate Colleen Yates admits she ‘made a bad choice’
    Exclusive – Tony BarrassPerthNow
    June 3, 2018 12:00AM
    Topics
    WA News

    COLLEEN Yates calls it a “special week” in which she experienced the “highest of highs and the lowest of lows”.

    But in her first interview, Luc Longley’s former sister-in-law can still afford a self-deprecating chuckle at her spectacularly short political career as Labor’s candidate for the jinxed outer Perth seat of Darling Range.

    “On Tuesday night of that week I was on top of the world, but boy, I’d crashed and burned and exploded in flames by Friday,” she says.

    The eldest sister of Longley’s first wife Kelly, the Yates girls have never been far from the action. But the revelation she embellished her LinkedIn page is something she could have done without.

    Not just because it embarrassed her and Labor, of which she is still a member, but because the scandal took the shine off months of her hard work in facilitating Tesla’s trip to WA, where senior executives met Premier Mark McGowan and talked up WA’s lithium industry.

    That Tuesday night, May 22, the US Consul in West Perth held a cocktail party with Tesla executives, attended by Perth’s influential movers and shakers. As one of the big drivers of the lithium industry, Ms Yates was centre stage, with back slaps aplenty and warm handshakes.

    On top of that, the previous night she had been officially endorsed as the Labor candidate for Darling Range.

    By Thursday, the LinkedIn story was everywhere.

    By Friday she was gone.

    Recalling the series of events, she said she sat down “with a glass of wine” in 2013 to sort out her LinkedIn page.

    She is adamant she wasn’t dishonest in saying she had an MBA — she was just careless and did not properly fill in all the details of her CV.

    She didn’t think any more of it.

    Then after the calamity that was Barry Urban, Armadale MP Tony Buti approached her to see if she was interested in running for Darling Range.

    “I joined the party last June. I really wanted to contribute. I wanted to affect change, I wanted to serve that part of Perth. My intentions were straightforward and honest, and I thought I would give it a go,” she said.

    Failed Labor candidate does “mea culpa” “Forgive, forgive, forgive..”

  172. rickw

    Once we get an address in the States we could start shipments back to geoblocked hivistraya.

    I assume JC will be up for on shipping oddly shaped machine parts?!

    There’s more than one part of The Hive that needs to be smashed!

  173. Snoopy

    I suspect that the attack on Lucy Gichuhi is a preemptive strike because the ALP has learnt that someone is seriously investigating Anne Aly.

  174. Stimpson J. Cat

    OCO have you seen this?
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  175. egg_

    97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree

    That Climategate is bad news?

  176. rickw

    I am thankful I was not a firstborn.

    I am!

    I spent the first 5 days away from Mum while they waited for my head to pop back into shape (more or less)!

  177. by lyrebirds

    These guys are now rare in Sth Gippsland, mainly due to Br’er Fox.

    Br’er fox is on the rise since the anti-fur lobby killed the market for fox pelts.

  178. Mitch M.

    I am thankful I was not a firstborn. The trauma of birth on the human head when a woman’s pelvis is also hampered in development by malnutrition can be significant.

    I read an unusual study on the causes of schizophrenia that came to the conclusion that schizophrenia is higher in the children of migrants because the mother was raised in an impoverished environment leading to reduced body size but gives birth to a child developing with much higher nutrition hence being much larger than would be in the mother’s developmental environment the consequence being a mismatch between the mother’s and baby’s body size leading to birth complications resulting in birth trauma! Immigration is a risk factor for schizophrenia. Childhood abuse also is prominent. Those are facts. Whether the above analysis is true I don’t know, I don’t recall it being followed through.

  179. areff

    I spent the first 5 days away from Mum while they waited for my head to pop back into shape

    My son’s skull resembled a 1963 VW Beetle after a particularly horrendous delivery, but it became relatively normal over the years that followed (as did he).

    Thirty years later, though, you can still see the slight depressions in his cheek bones where they snagged him with the salad tongs.

  180. rickw

    Any idea why they are small? I would have thought that survival of the fittest would have favoured larger horses.

    If you look at native Australian herbivores and their size, I would think natural selection would be pushing towards something the size of a large kangaroo. It only takes one very tough year to wipe out a lot of the “big” genetics, I would also think that in rough terrain small stocky horses are less prone to injury. Also, if big = fast, with no large predators there’s no survival benefit to that direction.

  181. Tom

    Music break: splendid hip hop artistry by Cuban-American Camila Cabello.

  182. rickw

    Immigration is a risk factor for schizophrenia.

    You’ll get in trouble saying stuff like that Mitch!

  183. struth

    So reading all this gobblygook about mental issues, we have found that tit fondling should only be undertaken by ACDC sufferers and no one knows your tits lke you do.
    This is hard work and often the diagnosis is wrong.
    There has been a marked increase in ANTITS sufferers since like the female only gluten intolerant refuse to feel each others tits, many others get vaccinated and only need to feel their left tit every now and then.
    The immune privileged over at CBS don’t need to feel their tits at all.

    Now have I got that right?

  184. areff

    For those interested, Alfred Howitt in (about) 1890 on the consequences of Aboriginal burning coming to an end.

    Basically, no burning = more caterpillars = no redgums.

    Howitt, who should be on an Australian bank note, noticed this within 40 years of Batman arriving on the Yarra. All these years later, as no ARC grants are involved, 97% of “experts” feel free to know better.

    https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/SCEP/Fire_Season_Prepardeness/Submissions/Submission_45_-_The_Gippsland_Apiarists_Association-Attachment_1.pdf

  185. OneWorldGovernment

    rickw
    #2726961, posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Any idea why they are small? I would have thought that survival of the fittest would have favoured larger horses.

    If you look at native Australian herbivores and their size, I would think natural selection would be pushing towards something the size of a large kangaroo. It only takes one very tough year to wipe out a lot of the “big” genetics, I would also think that in rough terrain small stocky horses are less prone to injury. Also, if big = fast, with no large predators there’s no survival benefit to that direction.

    Here’s Roger

  186. Chris

    So you don’t know Australian Taxation Law!

    97% of Australian tax practitioners agree that they don’t know it either.
    3% of Australian Tax practitioners are proven liars.

  187. Senile Old Guy

    But the revelation she embellished her LinkedIn page is something she could have done without.

    Typical. She did not “embellish”. She lied. She claimed to have a qualification she knows she did not complete.

    She is adamant she wasn’t dishonest in saying she had an MBA — she was just careless and did not properly fill in all the details of her CV.

    Does anyone really believe this? She carelessly typed “MBA” on her CV. Could happen to anyone.

  188. Shy Ted

    Haven’t had time to sample a Ching Chong yet, but his business seems to be going gangbusters thanks to the social justice warrior princess.
    I’ve just invented the Lesbiburger. It’s a normal burger but you don’t put any meat in it. When the SJWs hear about it the advertising will be free. Don’t any of you Cats pinch my idea!

  189. OneWorldGovernment

    Chris
    #2726969, posted on June 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    So you don’t know Australian Taxation Law!

    97% of Australian tax practitioners agree that they don’t know it either.
    3% of Australian Tax practitioners are proven liars.

    So you don’t know Australian Taxation Law either!

  190. OldOzzie

    WSJ Editorial – The Catholic School Difference
    A new study shows the benefit of demanding student self-discipline.

    By The Editorial Board
    June 1, 2018 7:02 p.m. ET

    For the thousands of nuns who have served as principals at Catholic schools, their emphasis on self-discipline must seem like common sense. But a new academic study confirms the sisters are on to something: You can instill self-discipline in students, a virtue that will help them in their studies and later in life.

    The study was conducted for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute by University of California-Santa Barbara associate professor Michael Gottfried and doctoral student Jacob Kirksey. The authors analyzed two waves of national data on elementary school students collected under the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study for the National Center for Education Statistics. They compared children in Catholic schools with those in public schools and other private schools, religious and secular.

    The authors found statistically meaningful evidence that students in Catholic schools exhibited less disruptive behavior than their counterparts in other schools. “According to their teachers, Catholic school children argued, fought, got angry, acted impulsively, and disturbed ongoing activities less frequently,” the authors write. Specifically, students in Catholic schools “were more likely to control their temper, respect others’ property, accept their fellow students’ ideas, and handle peer pressure.” In other words, they exhibited more self-discipline.

    The authors concede their findings aren’t causal, meaning there might be unobservable differences between students in different schools that account for the striking differences they have found. But the correlation is strong between the focus that Catholic schools put on self-discipline and better student behavior. We also know that, especially in urban areas, black and Latino students who attend Catholic schools show higher achievement, higher graduation rates and higher college enrollment than those at nearby public schools.

    At a time when the different suspension rates between minority and non-minority students has become a toxic debate, the authors offer three key judgments:

    First: “Schools that value and focus on self discipline will likely do a better job of fostering it in children.” If other schools “took self discipline as seriously as Catholic schools do, they wouldn’t have to spend as much time, energy and political capital on penalizing students” for bad behavior.

    Second: “Assuming that these results reflect a ‘Catholic Schools Effect,’ other schools might consider both explicit and implicit methods to replicate it.” The report notes that some “no excuses” charter schools are already doing this, through the curriculum or the way students interact with adults and teachers who model self-discipline themselves.

    Third: “Don’t underestimate the power of religion to positively influence a child’s behavior.” Religion isn’t the only way to foster self-discipline, the authors emphasize, but it’s effective compared to most of the alternatives in channeling youthful energy into productive self-control.

    Though the authors offer no easy prescriptions, they do say it is a “tragedy for the nation” that so many Catholic schools continue to close when they are most needed. Their lessons are worth preserving.

  191. Pete D.

    At last; a Greenie fraud has been exposed. Half the garbage that comes from the mouths of greenies is unsubstantiated , 40 % is outright lies and maybe 10% is actually true or factual or even sensible. …………. Shit!. I can’t believe I said that.
    Background. Some spiv yank greenie lawyer actually sued Chevron in 2011 for damage to the environment to the tune of $18 billion. Yes BILLION.
    Chevron said “stuff this” or words to that effect and eventually thru legal means was able to obtain documents, of the plaintiff in the original case, which showed massive fraud, lies and bribery.
    Now Chevron has been awarded $38 million in damages plus costs and the original decision has been overturned.
    Some enterprising “playwrights” have even taken the story to stage.
    MORE OF THE GREENIE FRAUD HERE.
    THE PLAYWRIGHTS ON THEIR PLAY
    God I love it when idiots fall flat on their faces.

  192. OneWorldGovernment

    97% of “climate scientists” know nothing about climate
    85% of “climate scientists” lie to get grants.

  193. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1129

    exposed how incompetent they are as they made a raft of errors in law.

    m0nty, one of Her Majesty’s counsel learned in the (US) law has spoken.

    Or perhaps the running dog lackey of the left fascist establishment doesn’t actually know, and is simply parrotting the latest talking points?

  194. OneWorldGovernment

    100% of so called non-profit Australian environmental organizations are communist.

  195. OldOzzie

    WSJ Editorial Singapore or Bust
    Trump gets the summit he wants with Kim Jong Un.

    By The Editorial Board
    June 1, 2018 7:01 p.m. ET

    The Trump Presidency is often harrowing but never dull, so perhaps it was inevitable that a summit between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would be back on again. The two adversaries who were publicly trading schoolyard taunts a few months ago will now meet on June 12 in Singapore after all, and the only thing we can say with any confidence is that no one has a clue what will happen.

    Mr. Trump announced that the summit is back on a week after he cancelled it amid North Korean insults and unanswered phone calls. But in a sign of the surreal nature of this diplomacy, Kim then sent a top emissary who is on the U.S. sanctions list, Kim Yong Chol, to meet in New York with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. On Friday Kim Yong Chol met with Mr. Trump for more than an hour in the Oval Office, and the summit was full speed ahead.

    “I think we’re over that, totally over that, and now we’re going to deal and we’re going to really start a process,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “The relationships are building and that’s a very positive thing.” Asked if the North had committed to giving up its nuclear weapons, Mr. Trump said, “I think they want to do that. I know they want to do that.”

    But there is the rub. If the North is committed to giving up its weapons, it hasn’t said so publicly. It has merely committed to a diplomatic process and a “phased” denuclearization in return for certain unspecified concessions from the U.S. But that is also what the North committed to do in the 1990s and again in the 2000s only to continue its nuclear work in secret and eventually toss out United Nations inspectors.

    The summit will be an immediate propaganda coup for Kim, a sanctioned rogue who will appear on the world stage with a U.S. President for the first time. The question is what Mr. Trump will be able to take away beyond the photos of a presidential meet and greet. Mr. Trump is nothing if not confident in his negotiating abilities, and he clearly savors dominating world attention with this kind of made-for-global-TV drama.

    But he also isn’t known for mastering policy details, and it was only days ago that the North released three American hostages after months of captivity, and only months ago that it essentially murdered American tourist Otto Warmbier after arresting him for trying to take home a wall poster.

    On Friday Mr. Trump ignored all that and said “I don’t want to use the term maximum pressure anymore. I don’t want to use that term.” He added that “we’re getting along. You see the relationship. It’s not a question of maximum pressure.” Mr. Trump always overdoes the diplomatic flattery, but no one should forget that Kim and his family run a country that is essentially a prison for millions—and a literal prison for tens of thousands.

    Perhaps a summit like this is worth trying since nothing else across four American Presidencies has worked to stop the North’s drive to become a nuclear power that can strike the U.S. We certainly hope for success, but Mr. Trump will have to be prepared for the consequences if Kim is merely there for the show.

  196. dopey

    Landline reporting on a coral reef in the Philippines. Big issue for farmers.

  197. Stimpson J. Cat

    Immigration is a risk factor for schizophrenia.

    Of course it is.
    If Kiwis, Irish, French, Italian, Scottish, Europeans, and South Africans can come here from their poor third world countries with their ridiculous speech impediments, it stands to reason most of them could also be seriously mentally ill.
    The real question is where they should be quarantined when they arrive here,
    and for how many years.

    Until they lose their speech impediments and can speak Australian English is my recommendation.

    We can’t be too careful.

  198. OldOzzie

    South African farmer Piet Els dies after 111 days in intensive care following brutal attack

    PIET Els — an elderly man from Kimberley in South Africa whose savage beating was highlighted in a News Corp Australia investigation into attacks against white farmers — has died after 111 days in intensive care.

    Mr Els and his partner, Rikkie Alsemgeest, 67, were on his property on the outskirts of Kimberley when four hooded men raided them at night in late January.

    Mr Els, 86, was a successful businessman who had been a friend of Nelson Mandela’s. He refused to live with heavy security like so many other white South African farmers.

    He was beaten with an iron bar while the intruders demanded the combination to his safe.

    Mr Els became confused and could not recall the combination, and was beaten further.

    Ms Alsemgeest was digitally raped and burned across her legs and head with a household iron.

    Mr Els never came out of hospital.

    “It was better for him in the end,” said Ms Alsemgeest.

    “He was four months in ICU and he was really suffering at the end. He was really fighting to get better but in the end he was too weak. It was horrible to see him suffer.”

    South African police have arrested and charged three of the attackers but the ringleader is still on the loose.

    Last year there were 404 violent attacks on mainly white-owned farms. As of last week, there were 197 attacks and 26 murders.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton caused a diplomatic incident with South Africa when he said he would consider humanitarian visas for white farmers.

    Ms Alsemgeest, who runs a clothing factory in Kimberley, said she was staying put.

    “For me to leave, there’s no way to move,” she said.

    “I can’t move my factory and everything. Even if I wanted to, the Rand is worth nothing. We must try to stay positive and try to sort out things.

    “I have to get my emotions under control. Hate doesn’t solve anything.

    His department is examining option

  199. Oh come on

    Hapless lefty Cenk Uygur inadvertently brings the LOLs.

  200. egg_

    Fire-Stick Farmers
    A lot of the vegetation that was encountered by the first Europeans in Australia was actually an Aboriginal artefact.

  201. nemkat

    According to Peta Credlin in the Sunday Mail, the proposed CO2 restrictions for new vehicles would be averaged out between all ICEs and EVs sold by the makers in any particular year.
    So, business as usual, the Toyota Hilux isn’t going anywhere, and it’s not the end of the world.

  202. Rae

    So you don’t know Australian Taxation Law!

    I actually do know Australian Taxation Law. I doubt that you do.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mr Els, 86, was a successful businessman who had been a friend of Nelson Mandela’s. He refused to live with heavy security like so many other white South African farmers.

    I wonder if he namedropped Nelson Mandela during the robbery.
    The stupid naive b$stard.
    Jesus Christ.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    I actually do know Australian Taxation Law. I doubt that you do.

    Grigs my little numpty f$ckwit, you don’t even know how to stay the f$ck off a website when the owner bans you.
    You can’t even decide who you want to be.
    Your word and your opinions are worth less than a special in this month’s Aldi catalogue.
    And that is cheap as f$ck.

  205. egg_

    97% of Australian tax practitioners agree that they don’t know it either.

    Including the ATO?

  206. cynical1

    In the past I’ve used this company before to order stuff from the USA that couldn’t be shipped directly to Oz. I believe there are several other companies that offer a similar service.

    I still think customs will nail it and demand GST before release.

    It seems Ebay will just add it to your pay costs for an item.

    The question now is: What about overseas items shipped by small timers
    with an -75k turnover here, who are willing to ship to Australia?.

    A 40k round trip to pay duty and pickup a second hand $10 spare part.

    Even Britistan seems to have a 20 quid threshold evn for new goods.

    Fuck the Liberals.

  207. egg_

    the proposed CO2 restrictions for new vehicles would be averaged out between all ICEs and EVs sold by the makers in any particular year.

    If it’s not targetted, why bother?

  208. stackja

    Glebe Public School warns tourists to stop taking photos of their students
    BEN PIKE, The Sunday Telegraph
    June 3, 2018 12:00am

    WHEN you think of Sydney’s major attractions, Glebe Public School probably doesn’t rank with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House — yet it has been forced to put up signs urging tourists not to photograph its students.

    In what NSW Labor education spokesman Jihad Dib has described as ”a worry”, the inner west Sydney school has installed signs in multiple languages stating: “Please do not take photos of the Glebe Public School students.”

    Tourist buses regularly park outside the school before heading to nearby Sydney University.

    Despite the signs being more than a year old, construction workers helping renovate the school said they have to constantly tell tourists to get off school grounds, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

    “Every week I am telling tourists to stop taking photos of the kids,” one said.

    “A lot of them are also coming onto the grounds and I have to go and fish them out. They think the school is a park. I tell them to piss off. They are usually pretty apologetic after that.”

  209. nemkat

    If it’s not targetted, why bother?

    Can’t answer that, but who cares?
    To me, anyway, it sounds like an incentive for the big carmakers to make EVs affordable.
    Sunday Mail did say petrol, so not sure if diesel vehicles are exempt.

  210. H B Bear

    Dr Graegooglery QC (FIGJAM)

  211. egg_

    “income according to ordinary concepts” test.

    “Windfall, hobby, or pastime gains are not ordinarily “income” in accordance with ordinary common law concepts”?

  212. struth

    Once you impose a speed limit you can then lower it all you want later.
    That’s why.

    Australia. ….you’re standing in it.

  213. rickw

    “I have to get my emotions under control. Hate doesn’t solve anything.

    No, but correct and timely use of a .45 does.

  214. struth

    I reckon alot of people hated Hitler.
    That solved thep roblem

  215. nemkat

    Lucy Gichuhi’s problems could also impact on the Business Tax Cuts.
    If she’s booted, then next cab off the rank would prolly be no. 3 on the FF ticket in 2016.
    That person is now in the catbird seat
    Of course, Lucy has been looking for a winnable possy on the Liberal Ticket next time, so it could be friendly fire.

  216. rickw

    I’ve just invented the Lesbiburger. It’s a normal burger but you don’t put any meat in it. When the SJWs hear about it the advertising will be free. Don’t any of you Cats pinch my idea!

    I would also think that it should come with a lot of hair, dollop of fat, bun branded with some sort of idiotic tatt and in each burger there’s a free body piercing ring, somewhere…

  217. rickw

    Disappointing trip to Kmart Guam, no .22 slugs, there’s a shortage of them in Majuro and I was going to get some for my mates boys. Apparently the shortage is due to the outer islanders, .22 air gun being the weapon of choice for everything up to and including pigs(!).

  218. egg_

    Looks like they burned arid areas till there was nothing left to burn:

    At about 100,000 BP the vegetation was very similar to the present of open eucalypt woodland. A comparatively high rainfall climate is indicated by the presence of ferns, palms and aquatic species. Between 100,000 BP and 40,000 BP trees became sparser and water-loving plants declined. At about 45,000 BP there was a major change, chenopods became prominent members of the vegetation, until close to the LGM when chenopods decreased and grasses increased. The rate of pollen deposition was highest between about 80,000 BP and 75,000 BP, indicating high density of the vegetation. By about 20,000 BP the deposition rate, and presumably the vegetation density, had declined to a low point, after which the deposition rate, and so density, recovered to the 80,000 BP level by about 5,000 BP. Charcoal concentration declined from a relatively high level at the start of the sequence and declined to low levels towards the end of the sequence.

    Excavations of the Carpenter’s Gap Rock Shelter demonstrate an increase of spinifex and a decline of other grasses about 33,000 BP (Wallis, 2001, Plate 10), based on the recovery of phytoliths.

  219. Demand a proportionate response from Israel in Gaza!

    Level the place.

  220. nemkat

    What’s this B.P., egg?

  221. Before Procrastinators.
    Before Plastic.

  222. calli

    BP is a cute way of removing Christ from the timeline. Tried with CE and BCE but it still acknowledges Jesus.

    This new way works better, especially with big timeframes. Rubbish for pinpointing the smaller stuff though.

  223. Top Ender

    The Dr Blake mystery movie without Dr Blake:

    NADINE Garner is ready for her time in the spotlight as filming starts in Melbourne and Ballarat on the new Blake Mysteries telemovie.

    The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories will see Garner’s Jean Blake (formerly housekeeper Jean Beazley) turn amateur sleuth as two murders rock Ballarat.

    If Garner is feeling any pressure from carrying the hopes of Doctor Blake fans on her shoulders after the sudden exit of Craig McLachlan she isn’t showing it.

    It will crash and burn and sink without trace.

  224. egg_

    The NOT The Doctor Blake Murder Mysteries on 7

  225. calli

    Speaking of murder most horrid, I watched Witness for the Prosecution (pt 1) on ABC last night.

    Every Agatha fan knows how it ends, but the fleshing out of a pretty basic short story was good and freshened it up really well, particularly the character development of the defence solicitor.

    I give it 🗡🗡🗡 out of a possible four. Or possibly 🏆🏆🏆 as this was the murder weapon.

  226. H B Bear

    It will crash and burn and sink without trace.

    Pretty much exactly what the entire ALPBC would do if subjected to market forces. Life is good at the staff co-op while the taxpayer can be fleeced.

  227. H B Bear

    A plug to for Quadrant on-line who continue to sink the boot into the ALPBC and Alberscreechi in particular. Nice work.

    Good to see superannuated geriatric j’ismist Quentin Dumpster still on the front line defending the staff co-op from the latest threats to its continued existence. He fits right in with the Friends of the ALPBC demographic of 70 yo lesbians, men who look like old lesbians, Subaru drivers and retired school teachers.

  228. Gab

    BP is a cute way of removing Christ from the timeline. Tried with CE and BCE but it still acknowledges Jesus.

    Yeah it makes me laugh, especially knowing year zero in the “common era” still marks the birth of Christ.

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