Monday Forum: June 4, 2018

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    There’s no excitement in the Atom’s household this year for State of Origin. Having the opener in Melbourne has something to do with it..

  2. Tintarella di Luna

    Well done BiWA and Mrs BiWA especially nice to hear those lovely things about enjoying each other’s company. Any here’s to more of the same in the future.

  3. Tintarella di Luna

    There’s no excitement in the Atom’s household this year for State of Origin. Having the opener in Melbourne has something to do with it..

    The Sunbather and his mates usually have a dinner with a cockroaches and bluebag theme but not a hint of that this year.

  4. Delta A

    Well done, Bruce in WA. Calli is right, it’s not just a cliche: it just keeps getting better.

  5. Makka

    There’s no excitement in the Atom’s household this year for State of Origin. Having the opener in Melbourne has something to do with it..

    The Sunbather and his mates usually have a dinner with a cockroaches and bluebag theme but not a hint of that this year.

    Pikers.

  6. Chris

    Congratulations to you and your wife BiWOZ, and many more happy years!

  7. The Barking Toad

    Forty years ago today, Mrs BiWA

    Onya Bruce – celebrate.

  8. stackja

    NSW outlaws free speech. Supposedly to protect certain people.

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t lie Stimpmeter, we all know your wife wears the pants in your house.

    Your little jokes reveal your slavish adherence to your true concealed beliefs in outdated Fascistic Right Wing patriarchal constructs of gender, power, and marriage,
    Monty.
    Your Lesbian friends would be ashamed of you for being so judgemental.
    Just outrageous, especially in #PrideMonth.

  10. Boambee John

    Stimpson at 1608

    Nice response.

  11. Tintarella di Luna

    Pikers.

    Yeah I usually go to dinner with some girlfriends but I will need to check as the Sunbather does tend to not tell me stuff. Clearly we aren’t having any riparian entertainments at Chez Luna otherwise I’d know but there could be entertainments elsewhere at someone else’s place.

  12. Tintarella di Luna

    I spoke too soon, the State of Oranges soirée is to be held elsewhere. My contribution will be uberesque.

  13. Steve trickler

    Bettina, on point.

    Mothers do kill their kids.



  14. calli

    This is an interesting story.

    I noticed quite a few of these types of groups during my travels.

    Curiously, the ABC picks one type of “pilgrim” affected by the ban. Guess which one. And don’t rely on the photos for a hint.

  15. Makka

    The State of Origin series this year will be a very different affair. Two completely new teams, different combinations. Old reliable metrics no longer applicable.

    Fresh, new and very very fast. It’s going to be fking awesome. The Qlders still have the bigger ticker so they should be victorious. NSW still don’t get it. Fittler’s yoga classes won’t save them.

  16. notafan

    Tit for tat visa cancellations

    oh dear those horrid Israelis are at it again

  17. Ba1drick

    Curiously, the ABC picks one type of “pilgrim” affected by the ban. Guess which one. And don’t rely on the photos for a hint.

    The headline is disturbing …
    Israel blocks Indonesians from entering country, forcing pilgrims to change plans
    … until you read further,
    The apparent ban comes after Indonesia’s recent decision to deny visas to dozens of Israeli nationals, for reasons officials have declined to explain.

    So there you have it. Israel blocks Indonesians only AFTER Indonesia blocked Israelis.

  18. JC

    Just watching 4 Corners giant expose on Wussiagate.

    It appears Russia spent a huge amount of money sending a whole two agents across America together information on the impending 2016 election.

    I mean, the enormous cost of a whole two agents just shows how serious they were on the colushion thing.

    (You know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking that a few months ago, Springer-Jones took a few weeks off from his enormous workload hosting Q&A and went over to the US with Sour Tits for a vacation on the Australian taxpayer. That’s what the expose was really about)

  19. Ba1drick

    (You know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking that a few months ago, Springer-Jones took a few weeks off from his enormous workload hosting Q&A and went over to the US with Sour Tits for a vacation on the Australian taxpayer. That’s what the expose was really about)

    Here’s Sour Tits doing some hard-hitting investigative journalism with Felix Sater.

  20. JC

    Next up Clappers offers an opinion on this national crisscrossing saying that normally such an action by a foreign country is pretty harmless, but no this time… OBVIOUSLY!

  21. Baldrick

    (You know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking that a few months ago, Springer-Jones took a few weeks off from his enormous workload hosting Q&A and went over to the US with Sour Tits for a vacation on the Australian taxpayer. That’s what the expose was really about)

    Here’s Sour Tits doing some hard-hitting investigative journalism with Felix Sater on the taxpayers dime.

  22. JC

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2728979, posted on June 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple

    No, they haven’t Zipperhead. The fine print of the decision suggests it’s still open and they only found for the cake shop owner on very legalistic grounds. It’s still open.

    The reason they didn’t jump over the cliff and hand down a very clear decision is because of the giant elephant in the closet. That’s those laws that came out of the civil rights movement in the 60’s. If they clearly found for the cake shop owner it would jeopardize those laws.

    SCTOUS is avoiding the big decision.

  23. Tom

    Hey, JC. I’ve finally realised why Frank Walker’s tiles shop is still in business and hasn’t gone broke – even though his marketing strategy is to treat his customers like morons: he’s a bottom-feeding discounter selling at up to 66% off the top of the market, according to his new ads. In other words, his customers are poor first-home buyers who don’t mind being treated like morons if the price is right. I think I’d rather be a margin-gouging “discounter” like Gerry Harvey.

  24. Nick

    Lol, how’s this for a setup ?

    The deterioration in relations between Beijing and Canberra now appears to be affecting even the most China-friendly voices in Australia, with trips to the country organised by Bob Carr’s Australia-China Relations Institute allegedly being hindered by punitive visa rejections.

    So, who are the journos?

    Fairfax Media’s national affairs editor Mark Kenny, Courier-Mail national affairs editor Dennis Atkins, Saturday Paper columnist Paul Bongiorno, Canberra Times columnist Nicolas Stuart and Sydney-based journalist Kelsey Munro

    So, we now have a play where Carr no longer looks like a lap dog and Left wing journalists who now are primed to write about how Australia has brought sanctions upon itself. Machiavelli would be proud.

  25. Rae

    Forty years ago today, Mrs BiWA and I decided there was something good between us and we would become a couple.

    Warmest congratulations to you and your wife. That is excellent.

  26. OneWorldGovernment

    has Gerry Harvey still got his company HQ in Ireland?

    someone should kick the xunt.

  27. JC

    Sour Tits Ferguson reckons those two Wussians left the US undetected and the intel they gather would fuel the cyber-war in the 2016 election. Huge stuff.

    Prior to that, Clapper finished off by saying that the amount of intital Wussian meddling really disturbed him and other senior intel operatives. What he found really disturbing, he doesn’t say.

    Sour Tits is about a year behind. We’ve been through this bullshit before and it’s all fake news.

  28. Snoopy

    It appears Russia spent a huge amount of money sending a whole two agents across America together information on the impending 2016 election.

    I mean, the enormous cost of a whole two agents just shows how serious they were on the colushion thing.

    Do you realise how much it cost to produce a Sopranos-like music track for that operation?

  29. JC

    Frank is the second person I’d love to see go broke after Gerry Harvey.

  30. C.L.

    The Four Corners Wussia-fest relies on Clapper as a source?
    LOL.

  31. H B Bear

    Has Used Carr opened a travel agency for mouth breathing j’ismists?

  32. Chris

    Has Used Carr opened a travel agency for mouth breathing j’ismists?

    They are not mouth breathers. If they were they would have suffocated, because they are plainly full.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    No, they haven’t Zipperhead. The fine print of the decision suggests it’s still open and they only found for the cake shop owner on very legalistic grounds. It’s still open.

    I could be wrong as I just caught a couple of minutes of it this morning but it seemed to me that they framed it around procedural issues within the Colorado Branch of Tim Supercheapauto Global Inc, rather than the facts themselves.
    I am not sure, but it smelled a bit like if the Yuman Rights Comm hadn’t cocked up there paperwork the baker would have been done over.

  34. JC

    Next up, in Sour Tits’ expose is to allow the former Deputy head of the Russian Central bank offer his opinion on what Putin was up to.

    Sour does this is reverse order. I thought you provided all the evidence first instead of handing down the verdict beforehand. This is fucking laughable.

    Who is the former head of the Russian CB, Sergey Aleksashenko. Who is Sergey:

    Current Positions
    Senior Fellow, Development Center, Moscow, Russia
    Professor, Quilin University, Changchun, China
    Liberal Mission Foundation, Member of the Board
    Past Positions
    Chairman & CEO, Merrill Lynch, Russia: 2006-2008
    Managing Director, Interros Holding, Moscow, Russia: 2000-2004
    First deputy Chairman, Central bank of Russia: 1995-1998
    Deputy Minister of finance of Russia: 1993-1995

    I have a sneaking suspicion Liberal Mission Foundation, Member of the Board is a Soros funded front.

  35. OneWorldGovernment

    When is Soros gunna die?

    He’s like a golum.

    Annimated zombie.

  36. Delta A

    Just saw the sweetest thing. Amid the 30 – yes, 30! – kangaroos mooching around our van, a joey too big for the pouch stood face to chest with his mum as she gently scratched his back, then held his cheek while she kissed his nose.

    Too cute.

    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Did Clapper mention to Three Corners that he deposited a stream of liquid shit into his Y-fronts at about 9:00 pm Eastern Time on the 8th November 2016?

  38. JC

    No he didn’t leigh. But please explain.

  39. Nick

    Well, there was this one time at roo camp when… :)p

  40. DrBeauGan

    Who was it recommended the Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross? It’s great fun.

    What you might call platonism taken to the limit. With extra Cthulhu.

  41. Leo G

    It appears Russia spent a huge amount of money sending a whole two agents across America together information on the impending 2016 election.

    I expect they booked a coast-to-coast Route 66 self-drive package including the Russian spy explorer kit, FBI liability insurance supplement and Trump Card special privileges rewards program membership.

  42. OneWorldGovernment

    Delta A
    #2729001, posted on June 5, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Just saw the sweetest thing. Amid the 30 – yes, 30! – kangaroos mooching around our van, a joey too big for the pouch stood face to chest with his mum as she gently scratched his back, then held his cheek while she kissed his nose.

    Too cute.

    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    My mothers family picked up a young joey when she was a kid.

    When she was about 15, and lucky she had a bra, the fucking thing grabbed her by the shoulders and tried to rip her guts out.

    Male kangaroos go off their head when human females are having their “period”.

    My Mother was fortunate that a brother was near by and shot the thing.

    Shoot kangaroos.

    Not a problem.

  43. Chris

    He’s like a golum.

    Annimated zombie.

    Death is not the end of your operations when your foundation gives through a board of directors and is funded like the Bank of England.

  44. JC

    Sour Tits interviews a cute looking Russian gal by the name of Diana Pilipenko. She’s supposedly a forensic accountant and works for the American Progress Centre.

    Who is the American Progress Centre. Without looking just yet, I’m guessing it’s another one of those Soros astroturf operations.

    Lets looksee:

    The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. According to CAP, the center is “dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action.” The Center presents a liberal viewpoint on economic and social issues. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    The president and chief executive officer of CAP is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. The first president and CEO was John Podesta, who has served as White House Chief of Staff to U.S. President Bill Clinton and as the chairman of the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.[5] Podesta remained with the organization as chairman of the board until he joined the Obama White House staff in December 2013. Tom Daschle is the current chairman.

    The Center for American Progress has a youth-engagement organization, Generation Progress, and a sister advocacy organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF). Citing Podesta’s influence in the formation of the Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in Time stated that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway”.

    And where’s the funding coming from:

    Lack of transparency for funding sources
    Some open government groups, such as the Sunlight Foundation and the Campaign Legal Center, criticized the Center’s failure to disclose its contributors, particularly since it was so influential in appointments to the Obama administration

    It’s anti-Israel and anti Catholic too.
    That’s Sour’s insight into Wussian colushion.

  45. calli

    C.L., if you’re about.

    Wondering why Bert and Pattie popped up in the news via a gratuitous hospital story?

    Mystery solved. SBS has a “Who Do You Think You Are” story on Patti tonight.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Just a sample to show the educated what they’re missing:

    Here we see a differential that declares a function of tau, the rate of change of time with distance along one of the Planck dimensions. There we see an admonition that this circuit is not to be completed without a cage around it. (A good thing the notation we use, and that of the Ahnenerbe, is derived from the same source, or I wouldn’t be able to figure it out.) This formula looks surprisingly modern, it’s some sort of curve through the complex number plane – each point along it is a different Julia set. And that is where the human sacrifice is wired into the diagram by its eyeballs while still alive, for maximum bandwidth—

  47. Senile Old Guy

    The 51-year-old woman was charged with being in charge of a horse whilst under the influence of liquor.

    Is there anything you can do in Australia that will not you arrested?

  48. Roger

    China barks an order, QANTAS meekly complies.

  49. OneWorldGovernment

    Chris
    #2729012, posted on June 5, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    He’s like a golum.

    Annimated zombie.

    Death is not the end of your operations when your foundation gives through a board of directors and is funded like the Bank of England.

    And the communist scum that control those ‘foundations’ are pushing money into UNaustralian not for profit vile communist organizations that seek to destroy this country.

  50. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    So if Im reading you right the evidence so far comes from a front group for Soros, backed up by a front group from ‘Illary?

    Well Im convinced.

    This is sub “if she weighs less than a duck, shes a witch” stuff.

  51. Nick

    Is there anything you can do in Australia that will not you arrested?

    Abuse white people, particularly aged white men and their traditions.

  52. Tom

    Chuck Schumer has issued a list of demands of the North Korean Communist Party in the negotiations with Trump in Singapore next week.

    You couldn’t make this shit up.

  53. calli

    China barks an order, QANTAS meekly complies.

    My FFPs are with them, but I’d rather chew ground glass than fly them. Sadly I’m stuck with the buggers going to the States. Almost enough to make me try American.

  54. Farmer Gez

    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    I don’t believe in Santa anymore Delta.
    A Buffalo River ballistic tipped 243 at 150 metres should save Christmas from the crop chewing, fence wrecking, car crunching, bouncing rats.

  55. H B Bear

    Lucky 80% of Australians trust ALPBC news because it sounds like Mrs Snowcone’s award winning investigative journalism is a stage managed road trip organised by the Clinton Crime Foundation.

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    If the Lib-Labs whant to do a genuine ‘thingy’ then remove Not-for-Profit from the taxation tables.

    And disallow contributions as a tax deduction!

  57. Snoopy

    Oh, no, no! The American Progress Centre of Vinegar Tit’s exacting investigation is clearly something different to the Centre for American Progress. For what possible reason would she misrepresent the name?

  58. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae,

    What’s your opinion on the Not for Profit category in UNaustralian Taxation Law?

  59. OneWorldGovernment

    Arky, you Darth Vader Giraffe.

    All the best.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Is there anything you can do in Australia that will not you arrested?

    Have sex with aboriginal toddlers apparently.

  61. Chris

    Rae,

    What’s your opinion on the Not for Profit category in UNaustralian Taxation Law?

  62. JC

    Sour tits now interviews Michael Isiskoff for his opinion. Issikoff, the noted non-partisan writer.

  63. Chris

    Have sex with aboriginal toddlers apparently.

    Well I am aware of aboriginal men who have done time for young stuff so I think the situation is not as uniformly bad as the worst stories that get published might indicate.

  64. JC

    Snoopy
    #2729041, posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, no, no! The American Progress Centre of Vinegar Tit’s exacting investigation is clearly something different to the Centre for American Progress. For what possible reason would she misrepresent the name?

    Incredible, isn’t it. These people are being paid by the taxpayer to lie, mislead and misrepresent. No hell is deep enough for these two scumbags.

  65. Diogenes

    Fyi

    You are receiving this email because you registered your email address at myhealthrecord.gov.au to find out more information about how to opt-out of the My Health Record system.

    If you do not want a My Health Record, you must register your choice between 16 July and 15 October 2018 during the opt-out period. It is not possible to opt-out of having a record before the opt-out period starts.

    The opt-out period will not apply to individuals who have previously chosen to have a My Health Record, or were included in the Nepean Blue Mountains or North Queensland opt-out trials in 2016.

  66. Delta A

    A Buffalo River ballistic tipped 243 at 150 metres should save Christmas from the crop chewing, fence wrecking, car crunching, bouncing rats.

    Since you put it that way, Farmer Gez, you’re back on the list again. (But darn! Those kangas were cute.) 🙂

  67. OldOzzie

    Londonistan – its continuing decline

    Michael McIntyre ‘attacked by hammer-wielding moped gang during school run’
    MICHAEL MCINTYRE was robbed by hammer-wielding men after they smashed the windows of his car and proceeded to take valuables yesterday.

    The 42-year-old funny man was mugged by two men who approached his stationary Range Rover on mopeds.

    Michael’s publicist told the BBC the comedian was “fine” following the incident in west London.

    The Metropolitan Police said in a statement to the website that they were called at 1.39pm to reports of a robbery.

    “The victim was stationary in his car when two males on a moped smashed the car windows with a hammer before stealing property,” the statement read.

    No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made, they said.

  68. BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    I find the Hornady 50 Grain GMX in .223 works a treat to get the Skippy Burgers on the table.

  69. Tel

    Diogenes #2729052,

    Did they mention to you that “opt out” does not mean you actually get to opt out at all?

    https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-you-your-family/howtos/cancel-my-record

    Once your record is cancelled, it will be retained for a period of 30 years after your death or, if the date of death is unknown, for a period of 130 years after the date of your birth. Your My Health Record may be accessed by us for the purposes of maintenance, audit and other purposes required or authorised by law.

    So they fully intend to always keep the record, and there’s nothing you can do about it. On your behalf of course 🙂

  70. JC

    The End 4 Corners.

    44 minutes of biased reporting, misrepresentation, leading comments without any backing, spurious accusations , conclusions reached without a skerrick of evidence. 44 minutes without a grain of evidence there was colushion.

  71. Snoopy

    The nightly TDS meltdown on SBS is a thing of joy.

  72. cohenite

    Credlin tonight was very strong about the muslim who tortured and killed his young wife imported for the occasion. There is a ban on reporting his name but she gave his background which included a conviction for terrorism related offences and drug dependency which of course confused the judge, our old friend Lex Lasry.

    Credlin spoke about the collective cowardice of Western leaders, not just in Australia, and Western institutions in not allocating blame for this and the Rotherham and other muslim sex gangs in England. Credlin noted that islam is given a free pass unlike the catholic church which has to carry the guilt for the vile things done under its roof.

    In Australia we have had our Rotherham equivalent in the Skaf rapes, committed by a Lebanese muslim; similarly skaf and his parents expressed disdain for the rape victims.

  73. H B Bear

    Michael McIntyre ‘attacked by hammer-wielding moped gang during school run’

    Once the luvvies start getting sliced and diced expect some changes.

  74. Snoopy

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2729059, posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    Roo carcasses are just the thing for baiting pig traps.

  75. Delta A

    I find the Hornady 50 Grain GMX in .223 works a treat to get the Skippy Burgers on the table

    I meant anyone other than you, Carpe. 🙂

    But you knew that.

  76. Roger

    …our old friend Lex Lasry.

    A serial offender.

  77. Snoopy

    Delta loves feral pigs.

  78. rickw

    When is Soros gunna die?

    He’s like a golum.

    Annimated zombie.

    I think we would all be horrified if we knew what they were pumping into him to keep him going.

  79. OneWorldGovernment

    Delta A

    My Mother had a scar that started just under her throaght and the foul things Toe got caught on her 15 year old bra.

    Her younger brother heard her screams and kicked the thing and then killed it.

    I would never let a woman near a kangaroo.

  80. Rae

    What’s your opinion on the Not for Profit category in UNaustralian Taxation Law?

    I mostly don’t have a problem with Not for Profits. Without them a lot of services/facilities of benefit to the community would not be provided by either the private or government sectors.

  81. Snoopy

    Qantas folding to China proves that the occasional rod up the backside is no substitute for a spine.

  82. rickw

    Does any one know the ins and outs of Double Taxation Agreements between countries? I thought such arrangements used to be called Reciprocal Tax Agreements? The name change might reflect a change in intent!

  83. Snoopy

    I think we would all be horrified if we knew what they were pumping into him to keep him going.

    Mugabe juice?

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    roo mince is a bit too lean for burgers

  85. Delta A

    Okay! I admit my post at 5:25 pm should have been on facebook, not the Cat. I will never again say anything positive about (cute, affectionate and incredibly pretty) kangaroos. From now on, they (and their gentle ways with their sweet little babies) are the enemy.

    I shall shoot them (from every angle with my camera) and thereby, hopefully, not get verbally shot by our macho Cats.

  86. Delta A

    Delta loves feral pigs.

    Um, no.

  87. Eyrie

    I’m beginning to think Australia needs terraforming. Wipe out gum trees, kangaroos, wombats and other marsupial vermin and replace with Earth based lifeforms. At the moment much of it is suitable only for strip mining and keeping the coasts apart.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In Australia we have had our Rotherham equivalent in the Skaf rapes, committed by a Lebanese muslim; similarly skaf and his parents expressed disdain for the rape victims.

    Lebanese Muslims, plural, but you are correct – the Skafs and their family had nothing but disdain for their victims, and contempt for Australia, it’s society and the legal system.

  89. calli

    It’s front is okay, but the butt! What’s with the splitscreen rear window? A backwards Kombi?

    3/10

  90. Roger

    China not exactly friendly to homosexuals – no anti-discrimination laws.

    Alan Joyce is a hypocrite.

  91. John Constantine

    The most expensive stem cells for Nazgul life extension are from abortion clinics supplying foetal tissue.

    Both soros and justice ruthie support planned parenthood.

    https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/heart-cells-from-aborted-foetus-209728

  92. Snoopy

    Nothing can be too ugly for the Ching Chong market. Just look at furniture made for the China.

  93. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae
    #2729082, posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    What’s your opinion on the Not for Profit category in UNaustralian Taxation Law?

    I mostly don’t have a problem with Not for Profits. Without them a lot of services/facilities of benefit to the community would not be provided by either the private or government sectors.

    But Gillard’s NDIS wiped out community organizations that were providing services that communist governments cannot.

    More unions please.

  94. OldOzzie

    WSJ -Climate Change Has Run Its Course

    Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality.

    Climate change is over. No, I’m not saying the climate will not change in the future, or that human influence on the climate is negligible. I mean simply that climate change is no longer a pre-eminent policy issue. All that remains is boilerplate rhetoric from the political class, frivolous nuisance lawsuits, and bureaucratic mandates on behalf of special-interest renewable-energy rent seekers.

    Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. You can date the arc of climate change as a policy priority from 1988, when highly publicized congressional hearings first elevated the issue, to 2018. President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident.

    A good indicator of why climate change as an issue is over can be found early in the text of the Paris Agreement. The “nonbinding” pact declares that climate action must include concern for “gender equality, empowerment of women, and intergenerational equity” as well as “the importance for some of the concept of ‘climate justice.’ ” Another is Sarah Myhre’s address at the most recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in which she proclaimed that climate change cannot fully be addressed without also grappling with the misogyny and social injustice that have perpetuated the problem for decades.

    The descent of climate change into the abyss of social-justice identity politics represents the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality. Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out.

    This outcome was predictable. Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972, long before the climate-change campaign began. Observing the movements that had arisen to address issues like crime, poverty and even the U.S.-Soviet space race, Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues pass regularly.

    The first stage involves groups of experts and activists calling attention to a public problem, which leads quickly to the second stage, wherein the alarmed media and political class discover the issue. The second stage typically includes a large amount of euphoric enthusiasm—you might call it the “dopamine” stage—as activists conceive the issue in terms of global peril and salvation. This tendency explains the fanaticism with which divinity-school dropouts Al Gore and Jerry Brown have warned of climate change.

    Then comes the third stage: the hinge. As Mr. Downs explains, there soon comes “a gradually spreading realization that the cost of ‘solving’ the problem is very high indeed.” That’s where we’ve been since the United Nations’ traveling climate circus committed itself to the fanatical mission of massive near-term reductions in fossil fuel consumption, codified in unrealistic proposals like the Kyoto Protocol. This third stage, Mr. Downs continues, “becomes almost imperceptibly transformed into the fourth stage: a gradual decline in the intensity of public interest in the problem.”

    While opinion surveys find that roughly half of Americans regard climate change as a problem, the issue has never achieved high salience among the public, despite the drumbeat of alarm from the climate campaign. Americans have consistently ranked climate change the 19th or 20th of 20 leading issues on the annual Pew Research Center poll, while Gallup’s yearly survey of environmental issues typically ranks climate change far behind air and water pollution.

    “In the final stage,” Mr. Downs concludes, “an issue that has been replaced at the center of public concern moves into a prolonged limbo—a twilight realm of lesser attention or spasmodic recurrences of interest.” Mr. Downs predicted correctly that environmental issues would suffer this decline, because solving such issues involves painful trade-offs that committed climate activists would rather not make.

    A case in point is climate campaigners’ push for clean energy, whereas they write off nuclear power because it doesn’t fit their green utopian vision. A new study of climate-related philanthropy by Matthew Nisbet found that of the $556.7 million green-leaning foundations spent from 2011-15, “not a single grant supported work on promoting or reducing the cost of nuclear energy.” The major emphasis of green giving was “devoted to mobilizing public opinion and to opposing the fossil fuel industry.”

    Scientists who are genuinely worried about the potential for catastrophic climate change ought to be the most outraged at how the left politicized the issue and how the international policy community narrowed the range of acceptable responses. Treating climate change as a planet-scale problem that could be solved only by an international regulatory scheme transformed the issue into a political creed for committed believers. Causes that live by politics, die by politics.

    Mr. Hayward is a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

  95. OneWorldGovernment

    I can’t wait to make Australia green again and bulldoze capital cities into the sea.

  96. Snoopy

    The dark secret of charitable organisations is their exploitation of public benevolent institution status. Never mentioned when the usual suspects crack the sads in the complicit media about alleged low pay rates.

  97. Geriatric mayfly

    The End 4 Corners.
    44 minutes of biased reporting, misrepresentation, leading comments without any backing, spurious accusations , conclusions reached without a skerrick of evidence. 44 minutes without a grain of evidence there was colushion.

    Gripping nonetheless. Pity that some sceptics were not sufficiently gripped.

  98. OldOzzie

    WSJ Editorial Board – The Supreme Court’s Half-Baked Cake

    Kennedy saves a baker from anti-religious bias he said couldn’t happen.


    The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday for a baker who refused to custom-bake a cake for a same-sex wedding out of sincere religious belief. Hold the champagne—this apparent victory for religious freedom may be short-lived.

    As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell (2015), the “First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faith.” Therefore, he predicted, the decision would pose “no risk of harm to themselves or third parties.”

    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission has forced Justice Kennedy to eat those words. In 2012 a gay couple asked Colorado baker Jack Phillips to bake a cake for their marriage, which at the time wasn’t recognized under Colorado law. Mr. Phillips refused but offered to sell the couple any baked good or cake off the shelf. Creating a wedding cake for an event that “celebrates something that directly goes against the teachings of the Bible, would have been a personal endorsement and participation in the ceremony,” he said.

    The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that Mr. Phillips had violated the state public accommodation law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. A state appellate court agreed.

    While seven Justices on the High Court held for Mr. Phillips, the majority decision could have gone the other way had some facts been different. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy notes that Mr. Phillips was “entitled to a neutral decision-maker.”

    Yet several commissioners evinced overt hostility toward religion. One declared that “freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust” and “it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use to—to use their religion to hurt others.”

    As is his wont, Justice Kennedy strains to avoid a clear and decisive ruling. While “religious and philosophical objections [to same-sex marriage] are protected, it is a general rule that such objections” don’t allow the denial of services “under a neutral and generally applicable public accommodations law,” he writes.

    Perhaps the best that can be said is that florists, make-up artists, photographers and other people of faith have lived to fight another day. A ruling against Mr. Phillips would have been catastrophic for religious liberty, but the majority’s muddle provides only gossamer protection.

    The American Civil Liberties Union gloated that the Court ruled “based on concerns unique to the case but reaffirmed its longstanding rule that states can prevent the harms of discrimination in the marketplace.” The message is that governments can punish religious beliefs as long as they keep their animus toward religion in the closet.

    Justices Neil Gorsuch (joined by Samuel Alito ) and Clarence Thomas tag-teamed with forceful concurrences that would have gone further to protect the free exercise of religion and speech. Justice Thomas explained that custom-baking a wedding cake would have made Mr. Phillips “an active participant in the wedding celebration.” Invoking Court precedents that tolerated white supremacist expression, he notes that “States cannot punish protected speech because some group finds it offensive, hurtful, stigmatic, unreasonable, or undignified.”

    Justice Gorsuch took the commission to task for applying a different standard in a case involving a baker who had refused to bake wedding cakes that criticized same-sex marriage: Civil authorities may not “gerrymander their inquiries based on the parties they prefer.” Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer defended the commission’s disparate treatment in their concurrence. While they agreed with Justice Kennedy that the commission had evinced bias toward Mr. Phillips, they said the commission could have legally punished him if commissioners had shown no overt religious bias.

    Though Justice Kennedy rescued Mr. Phillips from the prejudice that he said in Obergefell couldn’t happen, the writing may be on the wedding cake. Four liberal Justices aren’t content with the right to same-sex marriage; they want to coerce everyone else to celebrate it no matter their religious beliefs, and politicians will follow.

    The fundamental constitutional issue may have to be settled by a post-Kennedy Court, while lower courts in the meantime will decide case by case whether governments can compel religious people to endorse conduct with which they disagree. Masterpiece Cakeshop won’t go down in history as a legal masterpiece.

    Appeared in the June 5, 2018, print edition.

  99. JC

    Gary, Mayfly

    The tie up Sour Tits is trying to imagine is this:

    Unsavory Russians bought into the condos in which Trump leased his name to. He had no capital or very limited capital co-mingled in the construction of these developments.

    According to Sour Tits, this obviously indicates collushion with Putin.

    This is some crack investigative journalism.

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    Are you seriously telling me that f$cking thing actually has a chrome badge on it that says “Ultimate Luxury”?

    Jesus Christ.

    Even JC wouldn’t wear white jeans in that.

  101. None

    Fly United to the states, Calli.

  102. calli

    Don’t their doors fall off? 😀

  103. Leigh Lowe

    My FFPs are with them, but I’d rather chew ground glass than fly them. Sadly I’m stuck with the buggers going to the States. Almost enough to make me try American.

    Air New Zulland is choice, bro.
    Yeah, they got pooves, but it’s not compulsory.

  104. None

    44 minutes of biased reporting, misrepresentation, leading comments without any backing, spurious accusations , conclusions reached without a skerrick of evidence. 44 minutes without a grain of evidence there was colushion

    Yeah but all those taxpayer-funded trips to The Statesman it’s the only place where she can get a bonk. From the local trans woman lesbian ho down at the corner of Mabel and 42nd.

  105. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s front is okay, but the butt! What’s with the splitscreen rear window? A backwards Kombi?

    it’s hard to make an SUV look good

  106. OneWorldGovernment

    I can’t wait to see coal fired electricity be withdrawn from inner cities.

  107. OneWorldGovernment

    Rae,

    you ever audited some companies?

  108. OldOzzie

    Just had the nightly goodnight invasion from 6yr Old and 4 yr Old Grandsons (16 Month old Grandson had been in previously)

    With lots of giggling from both, 6 yr old read out this poem from his book.

    O Bum, O Bum

    I think the time has finally come
    To write a poem about a bum
    That fleshy bit behind, I mean
    Around the back, so rarely seen

    .Some poems sing of broken hearts
    And lots of other body parts
    There’s even one about a thumb
    So why not praise the humble bum?

    O bum, O bum, O humble bum
    Of thee I sing, of thee I hum

    .And why this silence, pray tell why?
    Because your bum is very shy
    It’s almost always deathly quiet
    Depending on your type of diet

    .O bum, O bum, O quiet bum
    O little chum, O quiet bum

    .A built-in cushion, is your bott
    So spare your bum a moment’s thought
    Then plonk yourself into a chair
    And thank your bum for being there

    .O thank you bum, O thank you bum
    O bum, o bum, O bum, O bum

    .From Selby Splits, HarperCollins, Australia
    © Duncan Ball 2001

    One of the Joys of Life

  109. Bruce in WA

    I find the Hornady 50 Grain GMX in .223 works a treat to get the Skippy Burgers on the table.

    Funny how we all have different recipes. I like the 60gr Hornady SP in front of 25.4gr of 2206H. Bang, flop.

  110. Nick

    Air New Zulland is choice, bro.
    Yeah, they got pooves, but it’s not compulsory.

    Nice airline.
    BTW, Qantas refer to their planes to the US as the ‘gay 380’.
    You can guess why.

  111. Oh come on

    This is pretty damn funny:

    The World’s Greatest Troll: the Humor of Donald Trump

    Brutal at times but funny nonetheless. The best part is when it takes aim at the GOP primary contenders who went up against the Trumphitler666.

  112. OneWorldGovernment

    John Howard did not relinquish his PM ship because he knew that Peter Costello was worse than Rudd.

  113. Delta A

    OldOzzie
    #2729154, posted on June 5, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Nice interlude, OldOzzie.

    My goofy six year old grandson wouldn’t be able to read that aloud. He’d laugh himself into a coma.

  114. JC

    Zipperhead

    Not for nothing, but your taste in cars is appalling. Just appalling. You’re like a dude who orders the most expensive bottle of red in a restaurant but has no idea what it is.

    The Maybach – at least that model- is really ugly and the rolls is indescribably so.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2729160, posted on June 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    The Memsahib says I’m not getting one….

  116. Chris

    Qantas folding to China proves that the occasional rod up the backside is no substitute for a spine.

    Gold.
    Can you put it up, er, on Twitter?

  117. calli

    “Off Road”. Chuckle.

    It reminds me of Lady Penelope.

  118. Bruce in WA

    Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

    It’s also my younger daughter’s birthday today. Asked her what she would like for dinner, since her sister and husband and the grandkids are also coming over. I expected something elegant, or perhaps exotic (Moroccan seems to be a current favourite).

    So what was the request?

    “Dad, could you make me some homemade Italian meatballs, with a really tomato-ey sauce, and wholemeal spaghetti?”

    The house now is redolent of garlic and onion and tomato. Homemade garlic bread ready to go in the oven. Mrs BiWA has made her signature dish—a beautiful pav—for dessert and there’s a cheese platter, with Italian meats and olives to start.

    Wine’s breathing—apart from the half glass I sneaked—and I have a few minutes’ grace to catch up on the Cat.

    Life is good!

  119. JC

    No kidding, the person or group who designed the Rolls SUV should be put to death without trial.

  120. Snoopy

    BTW, Qantas refer to their planes to the US as the ‘gay 380’.
    You can guess why.

    Boiler 380 bombed in market research?

  121. OldOzzie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2729099, posted on June 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Mercedes Maybach SUV LEAKED pictures reveal car’s design ahead of Beijing debut

    That’a just a jacked up “PimpMobile”, the Rolls Royce Cullinan is a more realistic SUV

  122. calli

    The Roller looks like a Range Rover with buck teeth.

    But the paint job is nice. The interior needs a little animal print to make it complete. Leopard preferably.

  123. C.L.

    The End 4 Corners.
    44 minutes of biased reporting, misrepresentation, leading comments without any backing, spurious accusations , conclusions reached without a skerrick of evidence. 44 minutes without a grain of evidence there was colushion

    On ABC Drive the hostess bird wheeled in an American ‘expert’ who was making much of Trump’s statement about having the capacity to pardon himself. I don’t know why Trump said that; dumb. He has all of these clowns on the run and he spoils it all by saying that.
    ————-
    Anyway, this ‘expert’ then went on to explain that Trump had made “controversial” pardons. He cited Dinesh D’Souza. ‘Expert’ said that D’Souza was a “far right wing” film-maker who was “notorious” for “baiting the Obama administration.” That was his crime. ‘Expert’ didn’t point out – nor did ABC hostess – that D’Souza was pursued on what is largely a technicality precisely because he was a critic of Obama. By the way, Obama’s corrupt DoJ sought a jail term for D’Souza – which request the judge ignored as a lunatic suggestion. This was his example of a “controversial” pardon.

  124. C.L.

    Wondering why Bert and Pattie popped up in the news via a gratuitous hospital story?

    Mystery solved. SBS has a “Who Do You Think You Are” story on Patti tonight.

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  125. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2729046, posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Is there anything you can do in Australia that will not you arrested?

    Have sex with aboriginal toddlers apparently.

    Did Testes ever fully explain the vagaries of tribal age of consent laws for pre-schoolers?

  126. None

    Qantas folding to China proves that the occasional rod up the backside is no substitute for a spine.

    Comment of the month.

  127. JC

    the Rolls Royce Cullinan is a more realistic SUV

    Are you insane? It’s basically the sedan’s front end with the rear chopped off and trunk raised higher. There’s as much originality in that design as farm tractor.

  128. Oh come on

    JC, it’s a hideous gargoyle. So crass. The mainland Chinese market will snap these SUV Rollers up. And use them to carry around their crates of Chateau Lafite plus the Gatorade to mix it with.

  129. Oh come on

    Mercedes Maybach SUV LEAKED pictures reveal car’s design ahead of Beijing debut

    Hah! See?

  130. Shy Ted

    A bit late to the party but I thought the #MeToo Meanjin Tim Blair take was pretty funny. Had a good look at the cover – Clementine Ford The Turning Point, which led me to cancelled (snicker). And an article “Contracting God” by Joumanah el Matrah, who Ms Joumanah El Matrah migrated to Australia in 1976 as a child escaping the Lebanese civil war. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Psychology) from Monash University and is currently undertaking a PhD on the role of gender in violent extremism. Ms El Matrah has worked in the welfare sector for over 20 years, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights since 2002.
    Ms El Matrah has worked for the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Victorian Arabic Social Services and has acted in an advisory capacity for the Centre for Australian African Women Issues, Cultural Media and Australians for Lebanon. Ms El Matrah has served as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and is currently a member of the Federal Government’s Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Communication and Awareness Working Group.

    Did you need to ask?

  131. None

    Didn’t D’Souza get a sort of house arrest type punishment where he was basically confined to some sort of halfway house detention centre? I dislike Desouza but in any case it was a hypocritical sentencing iven people like Rosie O’Donnell breach campaign finance rules deliberately all the time public knowledge and no one has touched them. They targeted him simply because he was on the wrong side of political spectrum which is chilling.

  132. herodotus

    The house now is redolent of garlic and onion and tomato. Homemade garlic bread ready to go in the oven. Mrs BiWA has made her signature dish—a beautiful pav—for dessert and there’s a cheese platter, with Italian meats and olives to start.

    Life is more than good over there in WA – it is beautiful.

  133. Nick

    OCO, it’s Lafitte and Sprite I’m afraid

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did Testes ever fully explain the vagaries of tribal age of consent laws for pre-schoolers?

    Testes went strangely quiet about the time of the Commonwealth Games. He may be sharing a cell with Dylan Vollers.

  135. OldOzzie

    calli
    #2729171, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    The Roller looks like a Range Rover with buck teeth.

    Calli,

    you mean like this 2019 Lexus LX670

  136. Chris

    I find the Hornady 50 Grain GMX in .223 works a treat to get the Skippy Burgers on the table.

    Funny how we all have different recipes. I like the 60gr Hornady SP in front of 25.4gr of 2206H. Bang, flop.

    All this nouvelle cuisine. I can’t use those Thermomix things, I have to use an 1875 double express saucier with 300gn of goodness simmered over 110gn black pepper. It does get crusty, but the cleanup is part of it all.

  137. calli

    That’s the angry anime version, OldOzzie.

  138. OneWorldGovernment

    Everyone thinks that the Peter Costello created Australia Fund somehow enhances Australia’s financial standing.

    What he set it up for as to make sure the fucking ignorant so called Public Servants got paid after they drove the country into the ground.

    And Peter Costello got a high paying job with his creation.

    I’ve been observing the thing for some time.

    Do not let politicians, public servants allow themselves to claim that they pay income tax and hence are allowed income tax deductions.

    Anyone paid from the public purse does not earn income.

  139. None

    Oic the ANU a noun trying to claim their back down on the Ramsay centre offer on Tony Abbott. Yeah sure there University who’s used to robust debate of ideas and one article by Tony Abbott has got them positively caching themselves. Howard is an athlete he should just walk away take the money and go elsewhere. I really don’t understand why they persist with the ANU and Sydney universiy – their obsession with East Coast elitism – yes John Howard I’m calling you out as an East Coast elitist.

  140. Bruce in WA

    All this nouvelle cuisine. I can’t use those Thermomix things, I have to use an 1875 double express saucier with 300gn of goodness simmered over 110gn black pepper. It does get crusty, but the cleanup is part of it all.

    Ah, that’s the one that also tenderises and marinates the meat as it goes …

  141. herodotus

    Just watched Credlin – amazing scenes – Conroy came a cross as far more sensible than Caroline Overington as the panel segment progressed.

  142. RobK

    Why does an all electric Maybach SUV have a great big grill at the front? Lots of cooling implies inefficiency.

  143. Oh come on

    Lots of cooling implies inefficiency.

    Or a xunt behind the wheel.

  144. OneWorldGovernment

    And Lucy and Mal went and met 12 ‘farmers’.

    This is the bloke that fucked the entire MIA farming scheme.

    Now he wants to fuck it further by supposedly pumping water up hill to ‘create’ energy.

    The prick is mad and still cannot work out why his Mother ran away from his Father who killed himself.

    Hi Lucy.

    Great work.

    Do you have any cats around Point Piper?

  145. Some History

    “Big Al” Joyce: “Oi tink oi luv Choina, ‘specially de sooshi an’ sucki”.

  146. Nick

    Qantas, bending over since 1925

  147. rickw

    The most expensive stem cells for Nazgul life extension are from abortion clinics supplying foetal tissue.

    Both soros and justice ruthie support planned parenthood.

    Not by accident.

  148. OneWorldGovernment

    Nick
    #2729201, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Qantas, bending over since 1925

    Bullshit

    If you want to see complete madness check out the companies that have employed or promoted Malcolm Turnbull.

  149. Steve trickler

    Gavin McInnes.

    Nice work.



  150. Bruce of Newcastle

    Didn’t D’Souza get a sort of house arrest type punishment where he was basically confined to some sort of halfway house detention centre?

    At least he didn’t get a free sex change operation. That must count for something.

  151. OneWorldGovernment

    Soros is filth.

  152. rickw

    Everyone thinks that the Peter Costello created Australia Fund somehow enhances Australia’s financial standing.

    The basic premise of the future fund is that Government knows better than The People.

    Which is of course a sick joke.

    Money which should have been returned to the people’s pockets or left in their pockets in the first place was put in a huge bucket ready for siphoning off.

  153. OneWorldGovernment

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2729207, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Didn’t D’Souza get a sort of house arrest type punishment where he was basically confined to some sort of halfway house detention centre?

    At least he didn’t get a free sex change operation. That must count for something.

    ROFL

  154. Rae

    DoJ sought a jail term for D’Souza – which request the judge ignored as a lunatic suggestion

    “lunatic” is a bit flowery. But the judge did treat D’Souza somewhat leniently. He was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house (referred to as a “community confinement center”) and a $30,000 fine.

  155. Boambee John

    Testes went strangely quiet about the time of the Commonwealth Games. He may be sharing a cell with Dylan Vollers.

    Maybe he is Dylan Vollers?

  156. OneWorldGovernment

    rickw
    #2729209, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Everyone thinks that the Peter Costello created Australia Fund somehow enhances Australia’s financial standing.

    The basic premise of the future fund is that Government knows better than The People.

    Which is of course a sick joke.

    Money which should have been returned to the people’s pockets or left in their pockets in the first place was put in a huge bucket ready for siphoning off.

    Personally I would kick the living shit out of Peter Costello.

    I disagree with his brother’s opinions but I respect him.

  157. DrBeauGan

    . She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Psychology) from Monash University and is currently undertaking a PhD on the role of gender in violent extremism. Ms El Matrah has worked in the welfare sector for over 20 years, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights since 2002.
    Ms El Matrah has worked for the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Victorian Arabic Social Services and has acted in an advisory capacity for the Centre for Australian African Women Issues, Cultural Media and Australians for Lebanon. Ms El Matrah has served as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and is currently a member of the Federal Government’s Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Communication and Awareness Working Group.
    Did you need to ask?

    Bullshit degree followed by bullshit jobs. It’s the way it works.

  158. calli

    cohenite
    #2729214, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    What Israel has to put up with: Palestinians have opened a shop called Hitler 2:

    It’s been said before, but wickedness is so banal.

    And unoriginal.

  159. H B Bear

    Dr Graegooglery QC turns himself to sentencing. LOL.

  160. Rae

    Testes went strangely quiet about the time of the Commonwealth Games. He may be sharing a cell with Dylan Vollers.

    Maybe he is Dylan Vollers?

    More likely he just got tired of Leigh Lowes ongoing unsavoury obsession with bow-legged 2 year olds.

  161. C.L.

    He was sentenced to five years probation …

    Like I said, the judge treated Obama’s jail request as a lunatic suggestion.

  162. OneWorldGovernment

    calli
    #2729220, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    cohenite
    #2729214, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    What Israel has to put up with: Palestinians have opened a shop called Hitler 2:

    It’s been said before, but wickedness is so banal.

    And unoriginal.

    Bulldoze Gaza into the sea.

  163. C.L.

    Hitler 2

    Is the star a kickass female in this reboot?
    Because that means box office bomb.

  164. Makka

    And to think there are people who want to more of this vermin in our country;

    ‘Anybody who is not Muslim is rubbish’: Mum-of-three who renounced Islam says her sons are trying to kill her because they believe westerners are ‘animals’
    A Melbourne woman has opened up about her fears regarding her two sons
    She claims her sons are trying to kill her because she turned her back on Islam
    Nadia is so fearful for her life that she is now hiding in a safe house with daughter
    She had previously converted to Islam when she married her former husband

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5806419/Melbourne-mum-renounced-Islam-says-sons-trying-kill-her.html

  165. OneWorldGovernment

    By Islamic standards then real Australians have Gaza and will kick you arzeholes out.

  166. stackja

    Amin al-Husseini – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_al-Husseini
    Mohammed Amin al-Husseini was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in … On meeting Adolf Hitler he requested backing for Arab independence and support in opposing the establishment in Palestine of a [email protected] national home. …. From his election as Mufti until 1923, al-Husseini exercised total control over …

  167. Drink-Up Socrates

    I just resigned!
    Stick it up your arse!
    Man, I feel happy.

    Well done that Man.
    I recall shivering during the morning that I decided to FO from my wonderful job. I loved my job but hated the Head Shed’s policy of pouring more and more Poms into our brilliant start-up.
    You could never imagine the terror that possessed me when I wrote the paper and emptied the locker. Shook hands with the great folks and walked down to the ferry; which was late.
    Punched in 4,000 billion beers; hopped off the ferry at the right stop for once and encountered herself on the walk back to the house.
    “You’re early.” “Yep, I have just walked-out.”
    “Does that mean that you will be home occasionally now on you idiot.”
    “Yep; and I think I love you.” (True talk).
    “We’ll see.” “Where will we live, how will we survive etc, etc.”
    All worked out really beaut, without any sticking the snout into the public trough.”
    The Company actually backed me up so there was a nice benefit.
    Our amazingly wealthy pals ( more sensible then me, obviously) come to stay with us during the winter in order to gain their winter Victorian tans.
    No probs. They talk down to us and take us off to squillion bucks cafes, etc.
    Am I embarrassed?
    Nope, I always worked harder then them. Could that have been my problem?

  168. OneWorldGovernment

    Is Gaza where Australia beat the goat shaggers?

  169. stackja

    The coastal city of Gaza was the heart of the main Turkish defensive position in southern Palestine. Three major battles were launched in 1917 by British and dominion forces to capture Gaza – only the third succeeded in this object.

    The third battle of Gaza was begun as a feint to divert enemy forces to Gaza. The garrison was bombarded for six days, and three divisions deployed, to fool the Turks into believing that another frontal attack was imminent. The real effort, however was to be made at Beersheba, the eastern extremity of the Turkish defensive line. Beersheba fell on 31 October 1917, allowing the British and dominion forces to outflank and roll-up the Turkish defensive line. This undermined the security of Gaza, which fell to the British on 7 November 1917 after little resistance from Turkish forces.

  170. old bloke

    cohenite
    #2729214, posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    What Israel has to put up with: Palestinians have opened a shop called Hitler 2:

    “Mein Kampf” has always been the number two best seller in Gaza (just behind “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”). Both were relegated to second and third places briefly some years ago by Jimmy Carter’s anti-Semitic tome “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”. The things you have to do to get Saudi donations for your Presidential Library.

    Interestingly, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) translated into Arabic as My Jihad.

  171. calli

    Thanks for pointing out the old alliance, Stacks.

    It’s history, except it isn’t. It just keeps assuming new masks.

  172. Rae

    He was sentenced to five years probation …

    LOL. No doubt Dinesh would like to forget the rest of the sentence too. 8 months confined in a half-way house would surely have been fun.

  173. John Comnenus

    Having a $4, 500 ml bottle of Ozujsko Rezano (5.9%) on the esplanade at Split looking over the harbour in front of the Roman old town. Catching up with ADF news re Xena and three Corners Russiagate. FMD we are too stupid to survive.

  174. Nick

    What’s Croatia like John } I’m off there among other places this Northern summer.

  175. John Comnenus

    Meanwhile recently released Strzok – Page texts show they started spying on the Trump Campaign in late November 2015, way before previously claimed.

  176. stackja

    calli
    #2729244, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    Thanks for pointing out the old alliance, Stacks.

    It’s history, except it isn’t. It just keeps assuming new masks.

    Mark Twain: “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

  177. John Comnenus

    Should have been December 2015

  178. OneWorldGovernment

    Does Australia consider Turkey a friend or the real enemy that Turkey tells everyone they are?

    I want Constantinople back.

  179. Makka

    A woman has been charged after allegedly riding a horse to a bottle shop while she was more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

    Police in Logan, south of Brisbane, were called to a tavern about 11:30pm on Monday over a woman refusing to leave the premises.

    They said upon arrival the female allegedly rode the horse through the drive-through section of the tavern and appeared heavily intoxicated.

    The woman was arrested and taken to Logan Central Police Station, where she allegedly provided a positive blood alcohol concentration of .226 per cent.

    Officers walked the horse back to Logan Central Police Station while the woman was processed.

    Council workers later assisted in walking the horse back to a Marsden address.

    The 51-year-old woman was charged with being in charge of a horse whilst under the influence of liquor.

    She is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on June 26.

  180. calli

    John, Split is on the list. Reports please!

  181. John Comnenus

    Nick,
    It’s awesome. So good first time I came back again and for longer. Most of our trip is sailing to Dubrovnik & back with a crew of friends via the many beautiful islands and fishing villages on them, some of which date back to the 3rd century BC.

  182. John Comnenus

    Split is lovely, feels like approx 30 degrees, an evening swim is in order.

  183. Rae

    Not too many Qantas shareholders among the commenters today. A lot of business to be lost by not being able to fly into and out of China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Most likely that would be quickly compounded by denial of South China Sea flyovers to other Asian destinations.

    Shame the POTUS has been distracted playing Zero D chess with the Norks while the Chinese expanded and reinforced their territory.

  184. Leigh Lowe

    Nick … Croatia is great.
    We were there mid 2016.
    The people are great and the coast and islands are magnificent.
    Apart from the coast, if you like national parks Plitvice Lakes NP is magic.

  185. OneWorldGovernment

    When is the West going to deal with Pakistan?

  186. John Comnenus

    Split has an established history and buildings going back to the early Greek colony of Solona. The Roman Emperor Diocletian was from the region and built the centre of modern Split as his retirement palace come castle in the 3rd century AD. The old town of Roman stuff including original Egyptian Sphinx is still largely intact with most of the non Roman buildings dating to the 14-16th century. I love it, brings out my inner Slav.

  187. Makka

    Shame the POTUS has been distracted playing Zero D chess with the Norks while the Chinese expanded and reinforced their territory.

    Doesn’t sound expanded or reinforced to me;

    Washington: The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, US officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from Beijing at a time when Sino-US ties are under pressure from trade disputes and the North Korean nuclear crisis.

  188. Nick

    Nick,
    It’s awesome. So good first time I came back again and for longer. Most of our trip is sailing to Dubrovnik & back with a crew of friends via the many beautiful islands and fishing villages on them, some of which date back to the 3rd century BC.

    Good to hear, I’m doing something similar.

    Thanks Leigh, I wasn’t sure about Plitvice as the real life photos seemed to differ from the professional ones which looked great.

  189. JC

    Mueller and his cohort are seriously fucked up people.

    Papadopoulos’ Oct. 5 guilty plea in the special counsel’s investigation has stoked concern among Trump defenders that the campaign aide might hold the information that proves that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Democrats have also cited the plea deal as evidence that Papadopoulos is the key to unraveling the collusion conspiracy.

    But Mangiante told TheDCNF Papadopoulos was “absolutely not” involved in collusion.

    “George had nothing to do with Russia,” said Mangiante, who has acted as a sort of spokeswoman for her husband in the months since his plea deal.

    Mangiante also said Papadopoulos “pled guilty because [Mueller’s prosecutors] threatened to charge him with being an Israeli agent.”

    How far can prosecutors go to extracting a guilty plea before they are themselves charged because this sounds like where this should be heading.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Split is a top spot.
    The little town of Trogir near the Split airport is magic, as is the centre of Sibenik (further North) which has a great museum near the cathedral.
    It is worth stopping to listen to a boy band if you get the chance.

  191. Nick

    Thanks John and Leigh. I’ve a week in Split, mooching before getting on another boat.

  192. John Comnenus

    Nick, thoroughly recommend the sailing. Whilst Mrs Comnenus is recovering from jet lag, I am taking in the ambience, enjoying the view and a cold beer before a late lunch.

  193. JC

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    52m52 minutes ago

    What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!

    It’s been delayed. You begin to wonder of the congressional GOP is trying to water it down because they are spineless fucks. You really have to wonder.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Leigh, I wasn’t sure about Plitvice as the real life photos seemed to differ from the professional ones which looked great.

    Yeah, the pro photos use slow shutters and get that misty look, but equally the i-phone photos don’t do it justice.
    If you have time it is magnificent. Can be crowded around the big waterfall but there are miles of boardwalks and the crowds thin out away from the main entrances (most people don’t walk far).

  195. JC

    The Don, one minute ago. The don in real time.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    1m1 minute ago

    The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself…I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined…and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!

    Fuck he hates Sessions.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Well worth finding a reputable walking tour in Split.
    Only takes a couple of hours, but gives great insights into the history of the various invaders and conquerors.
    Strangely they embrace all these ebbs and flows of history and don’t resent the invaders 1,000 years after the event.

  197. John Comnenus

    I can vouch for Trogir. It is an old Venetian arsenal fort like Korcula which is a must visit. We are sailing from Trogir and staying nearby to regain our land legs before the long haul home. Stari Grad on Korcula island is also worth a visit. The museum in one of the Catholic Churches is s fanatastic with Greek and Roman artefacts and a massive Tintoretto. The Church proper has a massive painting of the Spanish King, Venetian Doge and Pope meeting after the decisive naval victory over the Ottoman Navy at Lepanto. Stari Grad means old town and was founded by the Greeks as was the beautiful Vis.

  198. JC

    It’s Abbott’s fault. If only he hadn’t written that piece in Quadrant.

    Australian National University’s incoming history department head Professor Frank Bongiorno has defended the institution’s handling of failed negotiations with the Ramsay Centre, pointing the finger at its director, former prime minister Tony Abbott, and his “aggressive” commentary about the centre’s intentions.

    As ANU comes under mounting pressure over its withdrawal from the multimillion-dollar proposal, and subsequent revelations it has accepted donations and advice from Middle Eastern governments, Dr Bongiorno dismissed suggestions union interference had thwarted the alliance.

    The historian and author said he took “no pleasure in the outcome” given he and many of his colleagues had supported the Ramsay Centre’s proposal to fund a degree in Western civilisation at the university, as well as an extensive scholarship program.

    “The idea being put about that the [National Tertiary Education Union’s] late intervention on the matter had any influence on the outcome is nonsense,” Dr Bongiorno said.

    “On the other hand, Tony Abbott’s aggressive article in the April issue of Quadrant [in which he described the Ramsay Centre as being “not merely about Western civilisation but in favour of it”] had a devastating effect on the attitude of all of us who had been supporting the proposal.”

    This is a shocking admission really. They’re basically saying that they automatically take the opposite side because it’s Tony Abbott and to hell with the objective reasons for the course.

    Fucking amazing.

  199. John Comnenus

    My sense is that Trump is transitioning to offence. He is currently doggedly holding Stalingrad tractor factory and Volga shore, sucking in more Deep State attackers whilst he builds up his offensive forces on the flanks to encircle and destroy the attackers. The release of the IG Report is the event that I think starts the Trump counter attack. He is itching to go, the report has been delayed by months, and now for another week.

  200. OneWorldGovernment

    JC

    Blokes like Mueller is the reason that lots of people keep away from America.

    Mueller is a classic fuckhead that pisses upon everyone.

    No one but no one has actually told the name of the supposed bloke he was supposed to have saved.

    Most of his Vietnam service seems to be back in the tent.

    And his best mate at “school” is/was John Kerry.

    Fuck off.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Cut it out John.
    You’re making me want to sign up for another go at Croatia.
    What I liked as much as anything is the genuinely funny “take the piss” attitude of many locals.
    Oh, and they have a deep, deep mistrust of Moozleys.

  202. John Comnenus

    My daughter is at ANU and when offered the ANU socialist or Communist newspaper she refused telling the vendor if they believed in their principles it so or be free. LOL

  203. Snoopy

    Mavis on PML reckons if Shorten gets knocked off after the Super Saturday by-elections the post turtle will get the prize!

  204. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2729292, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    My sense is that Trump is transitioning to offence. He is currently doggedly holding Stalingrad tractor factory and Volga shore, sucking in more Deep State attackers whilst he builds up his offensive forces on the flanks to encircle and destroy the attackers. The release of the IG Report is the event that I think starts the Trump counter attack. He is itching to go, the report has been delayed by months, and now for another week.

    John Comnenus

    When did you give up communism?

  205. JC

    …the post turtle will get the prize!

    Who’s that?

  206. John Comnenus

    Leigh you know you want the memories. Yes the locals are very accommodating but didn’t forget that they didn’t fight for independence to give it for free to Internationalists to ram Islamic immigration down their throat. There’s enough of them next door in Bosnia and regionally in Albania and Kosovo.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Dubrovnik can be fucking horrendous during the day if a couple of big cruise ships are in.
    But it is nice and peaceful when all the Googlerys return to their buffet dinners at 5:30.
    On recent history, we did a walking tour covering the Balkans War and particularly the 1991/92 siege.

  208. old bloke

    stackja
    #2729254, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Mark Twain: “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

    Very perceptive Stackja. Forty years before the Exodus, a group of 50,000 Ephramites (one of the two Tribes of Joseph) misread the times and left Egypt for the Promised Land. They took the direct route along the coast but they were slaughtered by the Ammonites and others before they could enter Gaza. Their bodies weren’t buried, they were left in the sun as a warning to other Israelites who tried to pass that way (perhaps why Moses took the long circuitous route so that the Israelites wouldn’t see their kins-folk’s sun bleached bones along the route).

    Many years later the Ephramites were taken captive by the Assyrians and placed in the cities of the Medes in Persia, where they overthrew the Assyrian Empire and started the Parthian Empire. Around 260 AD the native Persian rose up and expelled their Israelite rulers who began their long westward migration (the Sassanian Revolt).

    The Parthians were called the Aegels (Hebrew: Bull Calf, a symbol of the Ephramites), which changed into Angels over time. Their westward journey ended in Angle-land. While in Persia they established their feudal society which remained the same throughout their journeys. They elected their kings, and had a bi-Carmel parliamentary system of government, the upper house was ruled by the learned elders, the Magi.

    So history did repeat itself. In 1917 General Murray led two attacks of 50,000 Ephramites on Gaza without success. The third attack, under General Allenby, focussed on Beer-Sheva, broke through the Ottoman lines and led to the expulsion of the Ottomans from the mid-east.

    Which proves Mark Twain’s point as you posted:

    “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

  209. Snoopy

    The release of the IG Report is the event that I think starts the Trump counter attack. He is itching to go, the report has been delayed by months, and now for another week.

    I suspect the intersection of the IG report and the remainder of Vinegar Tits’ 4 Corners trilogy will be entertaining.

  210. John Comnenus

    OWG I have never subscribed to Communism seeing how most of my family was killed by Communists because of our surname and I was actually arrested and ordered to get out of Tito’s Yugoslavia because of my surname. But that doesn’t mean I can’t use the metaphor of Stalingrad to illustrate a great and decisive victory.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    John, I am heartened by the resolve of the Croatians, Poles and Hungarians.
    Exposure to Communist and Islamic extremism within living memory tends to do that.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Well, yes.
    Extermination because you live on the wrong side of the street can turn you off Communism.

  213. Top Ender

    Maybe he is Dylan Voller?

    Not enough spelling mistakes.

  214. Shy Ted

    What am I forced to pay for tonight? Ah, SBS Viceland, of course. Two episodes of Slutever – In the name of gender equality, Karley hunts for a happy ending massage for women. Turns out it’s harder to find than you think. Folowed by Karley hangs out with a group of ecosexuals who believe that having sex with the Earth can save it. She meets the creator of crystal sex toys and commits to marrying a tree.
    Please tell me it’s not filmed in Oz.

  215. Boambee John

    JC at 2141

    This is a shocking admission really. They’re basically saying that they automatically take the opposite side because it’s Tony Abbott and to hell with the objective reasons for the course.

    I think they wanted the money, but Abbott’s comment about the Centre being “not merely about Western civilisation but in favour of it” was the killer. They wanted to slag Western Civilisation, using the Centre’s money. Abbott indicated that would not be allowed to happen.

  216. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2729306, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    OWG I have never subscribed to Communism seeing how most of my family was killed by Communists because of our surname and I was actually arrested and ordered to get out of Tito’s Yugoslavia because of my surname. But that doesn’t mean I can’t use the metaphor of Stalingrad to illustrate a great and decisive victory.

    Do you think the East German trained and raised Merkle is helping the EU take control of Europe?

  217. Top Ender

    A member of the Bali Nine convicted drug smugglers, Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, has reportedly died in his prison cell in Indonesia.

    Nguyen was given a life sentence after being arrested for trying to smuggle heroin through Bali in 2005.

    He died from cancer in a Jakarta hospital, media reported on Tuesday.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed to AAP on Tuesday night that they were providing support to an Australian man who died in Indonesia from a “terminal illness”.

    Nguyen is the third member of the Bali Nine to die after Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by firing squad in 2015.

  218. old bloke

    old bloke
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #2729302, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    (Try again…)

    stackja
    #2729254, posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Mark Twain: “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

    Very perceptive Stackja. Forty years before the Exodus, a group of 50,000 Ephramites (one of the two Tribes of Joseph) misread the times and left Egypt for the Promised Land. They took the direct route along the coast but they were slaughtered by the Ammonites and others before they could enter Gaza. Their bodies weren’t buried, they were left in the sun as a warning to other Israelites who tried to pass that way (perhaps why Moses took the long circuitous route so that the Israelites wouldn’t see their kins-folk’s sun bleached bones along the route).

    Many years later the Ephramites were taken captive by the Assyrians and placed in the cities of the Medes in Persia, where they overthrew the Assyrian Empire and started the Parthian Empire. Around 260 AD the native Persian rose up and expelled their Israelite rulers who began their long westward migration (the Sassanian Revolt).

    The Parthians were called the Aegels ([email protected]@w: “Bull Calf”, a symbol of the Ephramites), which changed into Angels over time. Their westward journey ended in Angle-land. While in Persia they established their feudal society which remained the same throughout their journeys. They elected their kings, and had a bi-Carmel parliamentary system of government, the upper house was ruled by the learned elders, the Magi.

    So history did repeat itself. In 1917 General Murray led two attacks of 50,000 Ephramites on Gaza without success. The third attack, under General Allenby, focussed on Beer-Sheva, broke through the Ottoman lines and led to the expulsion of the Ottomans from the mid-east.

    Which proves Mark Twain’s point as you posted:

    “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

  219. John Comnenus

    Leigh, and the Slovaks and Czechs. MyDad was a Slovak refugee from the former Czechoslovakia. But the border guards all kept a telephone book of people they hated and my Dad was on the list. I was travelling to Zagreb by train to catch my flight home because of a train strike in France. Told by Yugo Airlines I didn’t need a visa. I had my passport taken just inside the border after the border guards consulted the book of people they hated, was taken to a police post at Maribor station and told to get out of the country within 36 hrs. My flight left in 28 hrs so was happy to comply.

    By the way, the ugly parts of Split are the old Communist apartments. There is literally nothing communists can’t destroy.

  220. OneWorldGovernment

    Internationalists ram Islamic immigration down their throat

  221. John Comnenus

    Merkel is a disgrace – no argument from me.

  222. Steve trickler

    Things we learn.

    Sara, is the aborted child of Stevie Nicks.



  223. calli

    “a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often.”

    Twain was simply paraphrasing and expanding Ecclesiastes 1:9.

    And therefore making it true. 🙂

  224. John Comnenus

    I suspect they were happy to take Ramsay’s money and run a course that denigrates the West. Howard would have let that happen, Abbot not so much. Abbott is always at his best out of office, in opposition and in desperate need of validation from the conservative base. But as soon as he gets into power he tries to placate the base while he courts the establishment.

  225. calli

    By the way, the ugly parts of Split are the old Communist apartments. There is literally nothing communists can’t destroy.

    In Estonia our guide (who sounded very much like Natasha) frequently said of the buildings “Is beautiful, is Estonian. Is ugly, is Soviets”.

  226. John Comnenus

    Calli, the simplest explanation is often the truth.

  227. Delta A;

    BTW, any boy Cats who now discuss Kanga shooting expeditions and roo recipes will be off my Christmas card list for a least a decade.

    I never shoot roos – they’re for the hardworking roo shooters.
    Now where’s my bloody Christmas Card, Greenie Bitch?

  228. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2729327, posted on June 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I suspect they were happy to take Ramsay’s money and run a course that denigrates the West. Howard would have let that happen, Abbot not so much. Abbott is always at his best out of office, in opposition and in desperate need of validation from the conservative base. But as soon as he gets into power he tries to placate the base while he courts the establishment.

    Nah.

    He wa swamped with fuckwits.

    All he had to back him was Peta and the filth kept complaining.

    I would love to see him get back in and I would front up to kick the guts of people like the current and former attorney general let alone the useless current so called treauserer.

    Malcolm Turnbull I would immeadiately disendorse as a so called Liberal and repeal every single peice of legislation the filth voted for.

    Where do I start.

    Bring back Tony and we will beat the shit out of crtiminal organizations.

  229. rickw

    Canoe.com states that the song is about an aborted child Nicks had with then-boyfriend Don Henley.[1] Henley himself has suggested this to be the meaning of the song.[2] In a 1979 interview Nicks said “If I ever have a little girl, I will name her Sara. It’s a very special name to me.” Nicks later said in a September 2014 interview with Billboard magazine: “Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara…It’s accurate, but not the entirety of it.”[3][4]

  230. Chris

    Old bloke is that all true about the half-tribe? The general Allenby, btw… might well be descended from the Knights of Allen who served William the Conqueror in a certain successful invasion and occupation in 1066 Anno Domini. These folks had settled in Normandie 300 years or so earlier, around a place known as Alainville, following their migration across Europe from Northern Iran after being displaced around 700 AD by Mongols I think.
    Their name, Alani is the root word for Arian. So the British Allenby was recycled, perhaps, just like his-story.
    Apparently their nearest relatives still in-place are the South Ossetians, whose country and futures are being stolen again by the Russians.

  231. pete m

    John C, we must have family neighbours.

    Mine are from Vojvodinia after long ago emigrating from Slovakia. No idea why they left it many decades earlier but they kept the language etc.

    My parents escaped when communists came to Czech etc. They could see no real hope for Yugo so got into queue for Aust or Canada, and Aust pinged them first. So grateful.

  232. rickw

    By the way, the ugly parts of Split are the old Communist apartments. There is literally nothing communists can’t destroy.

    Jihadi’s the same, the ugliest bit of Tehran is the housing at Niavaran (I think) built for the Revolutionary Guard.

  233. Sara is a lovely song whatever the backstory.

  234. C.L.

    Sebastian Maniscalco on the Stupidity of Tattoos …
    Hilarious:

  235. cohenite

    Every historian from Manning Clarke to Windschuttle agrees there at least 3 waves of pre-European people in Australia:

    There were three major waves of migration of quite different ancient people who came to the Australian continent from southeast Asia. More than 40,000 years ago, when sea levels were much lower and Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania comprised one landmass, called Sahul, the first to arrive were a slightly-built people of pygmoid stature with dark skin and very frizzy hair. They were Negritos (named after the Spanish “little negro”), and they provided the initial population for the whole of this Greater Australia. About 20,000 years ago, a second type of people arrived from Asia. These newcomers, called Murrayians, were comparatively lightly skinned, wavy-haired, stocky in build, with a lot of body hair. They drove the Negritos before them until the latter retreated to the highlands of New Guinea, the rainforests of North Queensland and to then ice-capped Tasmania. The Murrayians became the dominant population on the east coast of Australia, and the open grasslands and parklands of the south and west of the continent. Then, about 15,000 years ago, a third wave of hunter-gatherers arrived. They were comparatively tall, straight-haired and dark skinned, with very little body hair. Named Carpentarians, they colonised northern and central Australia.

    The activists currently bleating first peoples is just more bullshit.

  236. OneWorldGovernment

    When I first went to a ‘big’ school in the local town, maybe population of 1500, they sat me next to some kid that couldn’t speak English.

    He had came from somewhere in Europe. Early 1960’s.

    We worked out some way to communicate.

    I was and still am a dumb boy from the bush outback.

  237. Makka

    Canoe.com states that the song is about an aborted child Nicks had with then-boyfriend Don Henley.

    There is a timbre and power to Stevie Nick’s voice like to other female. I find her voice haunting.This is an awesome song. Sad now knowing it’s genesis.

  238. old bloke

    Chris
    #2729337, posted on June 5, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Chris, Allenby may have descended from the Normans, who were part of the Tribe of Benjamin. Half of the Tribe of Benjamin are with the [email protected] (primarily from [email protected] and Levi), while the other half went with the northern tribes into the Assyrian exile. They were the Belgae in Celtic England and Belgium, and the Northmen (Normans) who were pushed out of Norway when the Naphtalite Huns arrived.

    The British, New Zealand and Australian forces were primarily from Ephraim, though it’s conceivable that they were led by a member of another tribe. Case in point, General Chauvel was of French Huguenot lineage, the Huguenots were from the Clan of Chagi, from the Tribe of Gad ([email protected]@w: Gauth, hence “Goth” in English). When the Visigoths moved from Spain to Sweden, the Clan of Chagi remained amongst the Reubenite Franks and Gauls in France. So the Australian troops, predominately Ephramites, were led by Chauvel who was from Gad.

    This happens often, on the western front for example Australian troops were led (very capably) by Monash, who was from the Tribe of [email protected]

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