Wednesday Forum: June 6, 2018

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  1. red breast

    woops! caught me undawares! 2nd!

  2. red breast

    ok Tom I’ll accept coming forth

  3. mh

    I’m happy with five

    * sob *

  4. Roger

    No representation without taxation!

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.

    Hear, hear!

  6. John Constantine

    ESE esense global announces today it has a vaping product for using cannabis without the smoking health impacts.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180606/pdf/43vl4lmbzmzxh2.pdf

  7. Chris

    Death to those that insult rationality!
    They published this comment at the Oz today. Someone is OK with a pisstake.

  8. mh

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.

    How are you calculating ‘net tax’ ?

  9. Dr Fred Lenin

    Youse are raaacists depriving the hordes of illegal u.n.citizens and non taxpayers of their rites.

  10. Chris

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.

    Who has read (Movie does not count) Starship Troopers?
    SUCH a Civics lesson for restricting the vote to those with serious service, because they can act to sacrifice for the overall good if needed.

  11. Chris

    How are you calculating ‘net tax’ ?

    Either paying more tax than you get in subsidies and government payments (including health insurance)
    OR paying me $20K in a simple, transparent one-off payment.

  12. Baldrick

    Lieutenant Ken Hudspeth, RANVR

    More than 2500 Australians took part in the D-Day operation, in the air, on land, or at sea. Although no Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships were present, Australian naval personnel, mainly members of the RAN Volunteer Reserve (RANVR), did serve in or command landing craft, coastal craft and warships of the naval force.
    One notable individual was Lieutenant Ken Hudspeth, RANVR, who commanded the X-Craft (midget submarine) X20. Prior to the planned departure of the invasion force X20 crossed the Channel to take up a submerged position off Juno Beach. On the night of 4 June X20 surfaced to pick up a BBC broadcast, which contained a coded message that the invasion was postponed. This meant another 18 hours in the cramped, smelly, humid submersible.
    On the night of 5 June the coded message indicated the invasion was to proceed. Hudspeth and his crew mounted and checked their equipment. As the pre-invasion bombardment commenced they turned on their radar beacon and shone a light to seaward to allow the assault craft to navigate to the correct beaches. For his part in the invasion Lieutenant Hudspeth was awarded a third Distinguished Service Cross. He had received the first award for his part in the attack on the Tirpitz in 1943 and the second in January 1944 for beach reconnaissance operations in preparation for the D-Day landings.

  13. Boambee John

    Chris

    I’ve read it!

  14. Some History

    ‘Tis the time for “inclusion”… for “diversity”, so we’re told over… and over… and over again. For the police and other public servants there’s “sensitivity” training in delicately dealing with QWERTY and with “other” (specifically Islam) cultures and religions. You have to watch every word uttered lest it be mangled by the thought police into grounds for prosecution.

    So, how is it possible in all of the inclusion and diversity swill that antismokers (misocapnists/capnophobes) are given red-carpet access to the media to peddle their hateful crap? It’s a peculiarity to the English-speaking West, particularly America. What is the rationale behind the following being published?

    By Drew Sheneman
    The Star-Ledger
    Smoking is a completely unredeemable activity. Not only does it slowly murder all your vital internal organs, it’s thoroughly gross. It’s dirty, it smells bad and in 2018 you look like a tool doing it. Those who think smoking is cool have never seen a photo of themselves huddled in a tiny cancer cluster with their fellow holdouts outside an office building in the middle of February. The only way you could look worse is if you were vaping.
    Aesthetic concerns aside, smoking also produces trash that some still think is socially acceptable to toss on the ground or bury in the sand of a public beach. It’s not enough that you feel compelled to light up on a crowded, likely breezy, public beach so that we are all smoking along with you, but to then feel justified in stubbing out your disgusting, slobbery butt only to give it a dignified burial in the exact spot my kid is going to build a sand castle is a level of entitlement I can’t relate to. If you need to smoke, take that crap to the parking lot and then walk your trash to a garbage can like a human being when you’re done.
    A bunch of beaches already have smoking restrictions in place and have felt no deleterious affects to their summer tourism business so I say it’s time to pull the trigger on a statewide ban on cigarettes on public beaches. It might surprise you to find that I don’t support a ban on cigars, however. If you light up a cigar on a public beach you should be launched into the ocean via catapult, instead.

    http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/06/smoking_ban_down_the_shore_sheneman_cartoon.html

  15. mh

    Now we know that Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for the summit of the century, I wonder if he will take part in high level talks? He could at least be an ice breaker. Or penis breaker.

    ‘There was blood everywhere’: Dennis Rodman on how he broke his penis three times during sex

  16. Some History

    Drew Sheneman, author of the above antismoking crap-fest, is a political (anti-Trump) cartoonist. He’s a rabid leftist… surprise, surprise! He’s all for Clintonesque “inclusion” and “diversity”, except smokers of course. This is the obnoxious, leftist weasel:

    https://imgur.com/ljwv8rY

    A google image search for “Drew Sheneman” brings up loads of anti-Trump cartoons. Here’s a sample of his pro-Democrat anti-Trump cartooning:

    https://imgur.com/iK4Kw4s

  17. struth

    Travelling through Australia and it’s airports is surely depressing.
    Luckily beyond blue have posters up all through the men’s toilets discussing workplace stress.
    Right next to the posters agsin by the way of taxpayer funds telling you to get your prostrate checked.
    More men die of prostate cancer than women of breast cancer.
    HOLY SHIT!
    Welcome to a truly overgoverned shithole international tourists!

  18. Spider

    Caught a bit of ex PM Gillard on the ABC at the writers festival yesterday.

    Up to her old tricks again repeating a call by a Trump supporter in relation to Clinton to ‘string her up’ in such a way as to make it sound like Trump himself had said it.

    Shades of that bloody Ditch the Witch sign which was eternally raised over and over again getting a bigger workout during her term than Arnies pectoral muscles in his prime.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bratz dolls apparently have no belly buttons.

    Transgender woman who spent £50k on plastic surgery has her navel SEWN UP in ongoing quest to look ‘less human’ – and more like a Bratz doll

    A transgender woman who has spent over $98,500 AUD (£56,580) on plastic surgery has had her belly button removed in her ongoing quest to look like a Bratz doll.

    Jolene Dawson, 21, from Australia’s Gold Coast, had her navel sewn up in a $6,000 AUD (£3,420) procedure, leaving her with a smooth stomach in the latest stage of her transformation.

    Jolene, who was born male but identifies as a woman, has already undergone a breast augmentation, forehead fillers and jaw slimming, and spent three days in hospital recovering from her latest procedure.

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Jolene said: ‘I got my belly button removed so I could be closer to a Bratz doll and less human.

    ‘I’ve been very spiritual lately and like the idea of feeling less human and closer to god in that way, like Adam and Eve would be.

    Ah so, there were Bratz dolls in the Garden of Eden?
    And anyway…how can a 21 year old guy afford a hundred grand’s worth of plastic surgery?

    (h/t where else but Blazing Cat Fur…)

  20. C.L.

    Ah. So the Philly Eagles feinted to send 80 team members to the White House and then told officials they would send only three – including the mascot. An obvious attempt to troll Trump.

    Not a good idea to troll Trump.

    He turned the vacant time-slot into a meticulous celebration of the anthem.
    Result: Trump wins again.

  21. Tom

    Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the Deep State: “The system is much more deeply corrupt than any of us could imagine.” Gingrich was on Hannity just now because his new book, Trump’s America, is out today. Whenever he speaks, I listen: he writes and thinks very clearly.

  22. Some History

    Denis Rodman on how he broke his penis three times during sex… with a dining table.

  23. Roger

    How are you calculating ‘net tax’ ?

    You pay more than you get back via middle class welfare.

  24. notafan

    BoN well well

    A lesbian; with a penis.

    How convenient.

  25. Some History

    Travelling through Australia and it’s airports is surely depressing.
    Luckily beyond blue have posters up all through the men’s toilets discussing workplace stress.
    Right next to the posters agsin by the way of taxpayer funds telling you to get your prostrate checked.
    More men die of prostate cancer than women of breast cancer.
    HOLY SHIT!
    Welcome to a truly overgoverned shithole international tourists!

    Did a trip to the US of A in the 1980s. As a tourist, one of the most striking difference between Oz and America was the airport toilets. At Australian airports the toilets had bare walls. In America the toilet walls were literally covered in medical advertisements – have you had this test yet? You should have this test. You’re a candidate for this medication, etc. Since the 1980s, Australia has been “Americanized”, everyday life has been medicalized. It’s everywhere, constantly in our faces.

  26. Dr Fred Lenin

    Some history with a dining table?had a knothole in it did it? Be a rough old naughty that .

  27. Shy Ted

    I never thought I’d say this but bring back Frank Elly. Australia deserves a swivel-eyed loon to replace the swivel-eyed loon who seems to be on a well-earned break. Hamish McDonald doesn’t cut it. He could be Queen of Bland. Doesn’t raise my blood pressure one iota on RN Breakfast. I want someone who brings us obscure social justice inequities, one after another, ones you’ve never heard of and don’t care about. If I have to pay good money for these things I want my monies worth of feigned socialism.

  28. Roger

    A transgender woman who has spent over $98,500 AUD (£56,580) on plastic surgery has had her belly button removed in her ongoing quest to look like a Bratz doll.

    A good psych could have sorted him out for a fraction of that.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.

    Over what period?
    Current year?
    Last election cycle?
    Lifetime?
    Taken literally someone like, for example, Keith Payne VC AO etc etc (retired on a pension) would be deprived the vote.

  30. Leigh Lowe

    Denis Rodman on how he broke his penis three times during sex

    Upon his fourth attempt the Shetland pony ran away and hid.

  31. Delta A

    A transgender woman who has spent over $98,500 AUD (£56,580) on plastic surgery

    This is medical abuse by unscrupulous surgeons. That man has a serious psychological problem and I doubt that he will ever be really happy.

  32. Roger

    Over what period?

    Pensioners could be assessed on the basis of their working life contributions.

    War veterans would be exempt from assessment.

  33. C.L.

    1972: Keith Richards takes note of a health-related airport poster.

  34. Dr Faustus

    The Palacechook signature renewable de-industrialization project continues to attract rentseekers:

    Massive wind farm approved in central Queensland

    A billion-dollar wind farm planned for central Queensland is set to be the biggest in the state and one of the largest in Australia.

    At its peak, the wind farm is expected to generate 800 megawatts of power, making up 3 per cent of Queensland’s current electricity needs.

    At its minimum, the wind farm is expected to generate 0 megawatts of power.

    Assuming 25% effective utilisation (and storage backup somewhere in the system), the wind farm is expected to generate an average 200 megawatts of power. At $5000/MW – or twice the cost of a dispatchable HELE coal-fired unit.

    But, the aptly named, Minister Cameron Dick is in rapture:

    “We’re confident as this new technology rolls out we’ll continue to reduce the cost of renewable energy,” Mr Dick said.

    The project sponsor, Lacour Energy, is unlisted, has no balance sheet, will be relying on bank debt, and will be hoping desperately that Mr Dick is quite wrong on that.

    With the full feasibility study yet to be completed, Lacour Energy is continuing wind measurements at the site as well as detailed cost estimates for the project.

    So ‘approved’, but not yet happening…

  35. Some History

    Now we know that Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for the summit of the century, I wonder if he will take part in high level talks?

    Ah’m lookin’ fo’ward t’Sigga’po. Ah’ hope t’talk wid Trump. Ah’ have a lot t’offa’ dese leadehs, especially on dinin’ tables.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    Looking at the Cat header photo.
    Does anyone know what the two groups at the far let of the photo near the water’s edge are doing?
    The jaw-dropping answer will shock you!
    (In true click-bait style).

  37. H B Bear

    Nothing like a trip through an Australian airport to remind you to get your prostate checked -while Macquarie have you bent over.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    Pensioners could be assessed on the basis of their working life contributions.

    War veterans would be exempt from assessment.

    Aha!
    The first exemption!

  39. RobK

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.
    How much tax payment will get you a vote? Will more tax paid get you more votes? (Asking for a friend)

  40. Roger

    Nice fisking, Faustus.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    H B Bear

    #2729668, posted on June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Nothing like a trip through an Australian airport to remind you to get your prostate checked -while Macquarie have you bent over.

    I don’t mind really, but I do wish they’d wear fresh gloves and take the diamond studded signet ring off.

  42. Roger

    Aha! The first exemption!

    Let’s put it this way, then: war service merits lifetime voting rights.

  43. C.L.

    The project sponsor, Lacour Energy, is unlisted, has no balance sheet, will be relying on bank debt …

    You wouldn’t have to dig deep to find a connection between Lacour Energy’s principals and the ALP.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    With the full feasibility study yet to be completed, Lacour Energy is continuing wind measurements at the site as well as detailed cost estimates for the project.

    So ‘approved’, but not yet happening…

    Hang on.
    You are using the traditional feasibility study criteria. That is, “Is it technically feasible and financially viable?
    In the brave new world of Eco-loon Projects, the criteria is … “How much government money do we need to throw at this to give our maaaates a guaranteed 20% return?“.

  45. Roger

    Will more tax paid get you more votes?

    No; the Treasurer will, however, be obliged to write to all net tax payers thanking them for their contributions and outlining his budget savings measures three months before each annual budget. Upon receiving majority support by way of return mail, he may proceed to his budget as outlined.

  46. Dr Fred Lenin

    I see future Miss America contests are to be made inclusive and “fairer” , no swimming costumes to be seen and looks don’t matter any more , that’s a bit over the top to get hilarity the title . Still don’t think she will win, if she’s allowed to open her mouth . The Australian branch might follow suit and get giliard the Mistress Australia title ,stranger things happen in leftland .

  47. stackja

    With D-Day in mind, I asked him what might have happened if CNN had been on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 — where the U.S. Army suffered some of its most severe casualties of World War II. His reply: “There would have been no D-plus-2.”

    In contrast to Vietnam and the Gulf, civilian populations during World War II were well shielded from the impact of battlefield carnage. U.S. censorship discreetly forbade the showing of photographs or film of any dead or badly wounded GIs. And of course there were no television cameras. History can play strange tricks; D-Day could so easily have gone terribly wrong. Secret papers recently released in London now suggest that, by 1944, it was by no means impossible for Hitler actually to have won the war — improbable as that may seem today.

  48. jupes

    War veterans would be exempt from assessment.

    90% of todays “war veterans” have never seen a shot fired in anger.

  49. H B Bear

    Teh Australian snoozer Rip van Kelly wakes up and realizes that Australian democracy is broken.

    Keep up the good work Paul.

  50. Roger

    90% of todays “war veterans” have never seen a shot fired in anger.

    I don’t think that figure is correct given our recent deployments have been mostly specialised combat units.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    War veterans would be exempt from assessment.

    90% of todays “war veterans” have never seen a shot fired in anger.

    It would include Xena the Wonder Lezzo.

  52. Roger

    The project sponsor, Lacour Energy, is unlisted, has no balance sheet, will be relying on bank debt …

    Meet the team!

  53. Leigh Lowe

    Looking at the Cat header photo.
    Does anyone know what the two groups at the far let of the photo near the water’s edge are doing?
    The jaw-dropping answer will shock you!
    (In true click-bait style).

    Someone has written MAGA in the sand and they are taking a vote on whether they should get back in the landing barge, because triggered.

  54. Zatara

    I see future Miss America contests are to be made inclusive and “fairer” , no swimming costumes to be seen and looks don’t matter any more

    The Miss America pageant is very likely to have had it’s last airing on prime time TV then as there are almost no interested viewers and even less sponsors for the new format. Entertainment value nil.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #2729690, posted on June 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The project sponsor, Lacour Energy, is unlisted, has no balance sheet, will be relying on bank debt …

    Meet the team!

    There’s three of them.
    And the projects they’ve completed …

    Our pipeline of development projects will be publicly announced over time as we consult with all key stakeholders at each project site. We are focused on selecting the best sites for both solar and wind development and working with the local communities to bring these projects to deliver long term sustainable benefits.

    They’ve done nothing.
    It smells like a nice little ‘click the ticket’ earner for someone in with Pony-Girl’s crowd.

  56. jupes

    It would include Xena the Wonder Lezzo.

    And Mona the Wonder Muzzo.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    I see future Miss America contests are to be made inclusive and “fairer” , no swimming costumes to be seen

    Naked beauty pageants?
    It’s about time.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    With D-Day in mind, I asked him what might have happened if CNN had been on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 — where the U.S. Army suffered some of its most severe casualties of World War II. His reply: “There would have been no D-plus-2.”

    “And with the loss of sixty thousand men, killed or wounded on July 1at, 1916, it is obvious that the British and their Empire cannot fight on, and the only way forward is a negotiated peace, with Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany.”

  59. Confused Old Misfit

    , Australia has been “Americanized”,

    Not bloody “Americanized” enough, mate!

  60. egg_

    Teh Australian snoozer Rip van Kelly wakes up and realizes that Australian democracy is broken.

    Boiled frog starts to squirm?

  61. H B Bear

    Anyone relying on electricity from excess coal generation from the Pony Club – that is all of Eastern Australia, better start looking at diesel generators straight away.

  62. Confused Old Misfit

    Looking at the Cat header photo.
    Does anyone know what the two groups at the far let of the photo near the water’s edge are doing?
    The jaw-dropping answer will shock you!
    (In true click-bait style).

    Male bonding group pee.

  63. John

    Why is thew New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal zealously prosecuting this case. There is no such thing as a Muslim race. There is a Muslim religion. For the sake of justice, does this mean that the Tribunal also intends to zealously defend Christian religions against persecution? If not, what makes the Muslim religion dominant over Christian religion in the eyes of the law?
    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/sonia-kruger-has-failed-to-have-racial-vilification-complaint-against-her-dismissed/news-story/eeeddf0544c7edfefeec01071f35c800
    This also looks like the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal is out of control and in contempt of the High Court of Australia.
    Can the law be so perverted that it is an accomplice to gratuitously ruining the lives of people it doesn’t like? Does anybody care? I thought that the Liberal Party are in government in NSW. Are they proud that they have created an Orwellian society. I empathise with the old bloke in this video which is now very contemporary under governments throughout Australia.

  64. RobK

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.
    Friend wants to know: if I am only just not a net tax payer is it ok to fudge my self assessment and pay a little extra in order to vote? Is there a limit? Is gst included in the count? If a couple of dollars gets me over the line, is that ok?

  65. Leo G

    Not yet much press covfefe for the oconus lures approvals.

  66. Habib

    Can anyone think of another nation on the planet with a higher fuckwit/ ㎡ ratio than Australia?

    Buggered if I can.

  67. Confused Old Misfit

    Habib, try Canada.

  68. Chris

    Does anyone know …
    The jaw-dropping answer will shock you!

    I ask, can anyone TRULY know anything?
    How many roads must a persyn walk down?

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Only net tax payers should have the vote.
    Friend wants to know: if I am only just not a net tax payer is it ok to fudge my self assessment and pay a little extra in order to vote? Is there a limit? Is gst included in the count? If a couple of dollars gets me over the line, is that ok?

    If so, my friend George S is asking if he can fund votes for people by paying tax on their behalf.

  70. Dr Fred Lenin

    Exchange between Queensland sign painters , “hey Alf ya got it wrong ,it’s Lacour energy mate not Labour energy ,that’s not how ya spell labor anyway “.

  71. Chris

    Habib, try Canada.

    I think we need to allow for the enormous empty spaces in both countries, and spread the fuckwits evenly over them.
    Very evenly.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Leo G

    #2729712, posted on June 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Not yet much press covfefe for the oconus lures approvals.

    They didn’t like the “spy” word.
    They are going to like the “lures” word even less.
    Firstly it is plural, so it blows the lid on the single operative theory.
    Secondly, the word “lure” clearly shows that this wasn’t passive observation and reporting … it was premeditated and contrived entrapment.

  73. Bad Samaritan

    All those who assert that Australia is a socialist shithole, full of f*ckwits could go elsewhere. The ones who won’t?; gutless virtue signallers the lot of them!

  74. All those who assert that Australia is a socialist shithole, full of f*ckwits could go elsewhere.

    Just keep voting for the “conservative” Liberals, and all will be well, eh, Samaritan?

    (I see not much has changed during my absence).

  75. Mother Lode

    I think we need to allow for the enormous empty spaces in both countries, and spread the fuckwits evenly over them.

    True enough.

    But I think any valid metric should also take into account clustering.

    Two fuckwits apart are bad enough, but when they are brought into closer proximity the fuckwittery interacts and results in an effect greater than the sum of what they might have done separately.

    We have higher levels of government than other nations, and when they are in their home electorates there is just a general malaise of fuckwittedness. Then they go to Canberra or Macquarie Street and it is amazing the mutually amplified fuckwittery doesn’t rend the fabric of time and space open – which the fuckwits would be happy to do through legislation.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    (I see not much has changed during my absence).

    Good to see you, back, Memory Vault.

  77. Makka

    Fired (scumbag and ) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    Now, THAT’s a flip. McCabe has the goods on Killary, Comey, Lynch, Yates, Brennan and many others. Mueller won’t be happy that McCabe is singing to the other side. Not looking good for the Dems.

    mUnty: It’s just a flesh wound!

  78. Makka

    Can anyone think of another nation on the planet with a higher fuckwit/ ㎡ ratio than Australia?

    And right on queue, Samaritan helps prove the hypothesis.

  79. Tom

    (I see not much has changed during my absence).

    Rumours of your demise have been greatly exaggerated, Memoryvault. Great to have you back.

  80. Hail and well met, Zulu.
    It’s good to be back.

  81. Habib

    Friend wants to know: if I am only just not a net tax payer is it ok to fudge my self assessment and pay a little extra in order to vote? No fudge, especially hard-packed. Get a real job, sponger.

  82. Chris

    Speaking of fuckwits, I recently lucked out and met on separate flights two MLCs from different parties.
    One from the Liars – and unlike most, he had a real job (apprentice, then ships cook) before being a Union type and then getting elected.
    And the other from Pauline’s mob. He had been a contractor to Government and the mining industry for a full career, and only THEN stood for the Legislative Council.

  83. Jannie

    Leigh Lowe
    #2729667, posted on June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    Looking at the Cat header photo.
    Does anyone know what the two groups at the far let of the photo near the water’s edge are doing?
    The jaw-dropping answer will shock you!
    (In true click-bait style).

    Thanking God they were not in the first wave?

    C’mon…..

    What?

  84. Habib

    All those who assert that Australia is a socialist shithole, full of f*ckwits could go elsewhere.

    Like where? Singapore (too bloody hot) or a few eastern bloc places (too cold, too many facial warts and bad cars) are about the only options. Maybe some western states in the US. Chile post Pinochet could be OK but with near as much hostile wildlife as this homicidal hellhole.

    Anyway, why go elsewhere when socialists/fuckwits (I know, a tautology) can be cured by altitude? For once a public health initiative that’s work, and save money.

  85. Habib

    Actually cured by gravity’s probably more accurate. And a scientific fact they couldn’t argue against.

  86. Greetings Tom and thanks.
    To which of my several recent demises do you refer?
    If you narrow it down to a specific hospital I could maybe more helpful.
    For the record, in my opinion if you’re going to have a demise in SE QLD, Prince Charles is the place.

  87. Zyconoclast

    Massive wind farm approved in central Queensland

    A billion-dollar wind farm planned for central Queensland is set to be the biggest in the state and one of the largest in Australia.
    The 195-turbine Lacour Energy project at Clarke Creek, north-west of Rockhampton, has been granted State Government approval, with construction expected to begin next year.
    Company director Mark Rayner said the turbines would be positioned across eight cattle grazing properties, stretching 50 kilometres along the Broadsound Range and covering 76,000 hectares.
    “We have the full support of the landowners on which the project will be built on,” he said…

    Lacour Energy also plans to establish an annual $200,000 community benefit fund as a sweetener for the local community…

    State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the project would support the Queensland Government’s plan of a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030…

    At its peak, the wind farm is expected to generate 800 megawatts of power, making up 3 per cent of Queensland’s current electricity needs…

    “The turbines will have blade tips up to 220 metres above the base of the wind turbine tower,” he said.
    The Government said the project was part of the $20 billion worth of energy projects planned in Queensland, with about $4.5 billion worth already underway or financially committed.
    “We’re confident as this new technology rolls out we’ll continue to reduce the cost of renewable energy,” Mr Dick said.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-06/billion-dollar-wind-farm-approved-in-central-queensland/9838026

  88. John Constantine

    https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5443416/government-red-tape-may-force-jihan-to-postpone-her-marriage/

    Don’t like picking upon individual cases, but it is the Fairfax lecture that ‘net benefit calculations must stop’ that people are more than mere numbers and that maximum diversity means importing as many disabled people from as many cultures as we can.

    Wins the wymynsys vote.

  89. JC

    Buy him his car , rones. You know you want to.

  90. Chris

    I wonder how much C4 it will take to drop a 220m-high subsidy vacuum?

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Fired (scumbag and ) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    What’s the source for that?

  92. calli

    Won oh, won!

    *H/t to the banner

  93. JC

    Leigh

    That’s Drudge . I saw that earlier. It may mean he’s giving up Comey.

  94. Bruce in WA

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Politics have no relation to morals.
    Niccolo Machiavelli

  95. Habib

    I can shenanigans on the link to the windfarm developer’s website, not one would’ve graduated daycare let alone some 3rd-rate degree farm for the terminally bewildered. Then there’s the alleged CVs, unless they’ve discovered that close proximity to a noisy, ugly, electron-leaking budgie slicer reverses the signs of aging more effectively that Oil of Olay and the Ponds Institute combined , or they obtained their work experience in another dimension where 1 earth year= 1 nanosecond it’s all bollocks.

    That or they’re actually the kiddies of Dick.

  96. I wonder how much C4 it will take to drop a 220m-high subsidy vacuum?

    Do you really need C4, Chris?
    Ongoing experience suggests they fall down (or burn down) without any outside help.

  97. Habib

    I wonder how much C4 it will take to drop a 220m-high subsidy vacuum? Anything more than a couple of grams would be wasteful, they topple over and immolate without any need for ordnance. Blade-shedding would be hazardous if they ever actually made enough revs to launch one any distance.

  98. calli

    OldOzzie
    #2729519, posted on June 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

    From the old, retired thread. Thanks for the tips on Split.

    I’ve been to Dubrovnik, and would return in a heartbeat. Was amongst the dreaded cruise ship day trippers, but it was only a small vessel (Q Lizzie) and the town seemed quite empty. I hate to think what it’s like when a couple of monsters pull in. That’s what happened in Venice and it was unbearable. I’ll never go there again.

  99. jupes

    http://bernardgaynor.com.au/new-south-wales-anti-discrimination-board-ignores-high-court/

    Go to court. Have the court rule in your favour. Your opponents don’t abide by the ruling. So what happens next?

    Go back to court again, what else. Your quintessential lawyers picnic right there.

  100. Leo G

    Fired (scumbag and) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    I expect that means McCabe hasn’t quite figured out when he’s going to file those lawsuits he announced in April- to sue the Trump administration for defamation and wrongful termination and for other civil claims- and needs a little more working time to make the suits “solid.”

  101. calli

    (I see not much has changed during my absence).

    MV! Good to see you.

  102. notafan

    Jihan should obviously marry her cousin and live in Lebanon.

    That’s what true love does.

  103. OneWorldGovernment

    John
    #2729706, posted on June 6, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I thought that the Liberal Party are in government in NSW.

    John,

    Unfortunately the Liberal Party of Australia have punted the old English meaning of the word “liberal” and have full on adopted the American meaning.

    The former Liberal Party of Australia are basic Democrat Lite!

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    Naked beauty pageants?
    It’s about time.

    Indeed Italy had Colpo Grosso back in 1987

  105. John Comnenus

    Leigh Grassley released a letter from McCabes lawyer requesting immunity for Testimony. Meantime the Strzok Page texts look more like the operation against trump was seeking approval to use foreign spies Against Trump in Dec 2015. If true, that destroys all the previous narratives about emails, Downer etc. looks like they plannned to entrap Trump to ruin him in the primaries and failed.

  106. OneWorldGovernment

    memoryvault

    Good to see your “back”.

    All the best.

  107. egg_

    Great to have you back.

    +1

  108. calli

    Terrible about Kate Spade. What leads a person to involve their child in their suicide, regardless of the relationship with the father?

    Beautiful designs, tremendous talent and a successful business recently sold for a couple of billion. It’s hard to fathom, but emptiness always is.

  109. Mark from Melbourne

    Let me add my welcome as well, MV.

  110. egg_

    the turbines would be positioned across eight cattle grazing properties

    Ah, the infrasound…

  111. Senile Old Guy

    The UK continues its march towards totalitarian government:

    Reiterating the halal kitchen policy, the document states this is to “celebrate the diversity of our country’s culture”.

    They “celebrate” diversity by eliminating it.

    In 2013 a Government-backed report compiled by the founders of “healthy” fast-food chain Leon encouraged more head teachers to consider banning packed lunches for pupils. It stated: “We were approached by many free schools who wanted advice on setting up a first-class food service. Among other things, we always advised them to ban packed lunches from the start.

    More “diversity” by banning stuff!

    Includes the usual video rant by d*ckhead Piers Morgan.

  112. Makka

    Leigh Grassley released a letter from McCabes lawyer requesting immunity for Testimony. Meantime the Strzok Page texts look more like the operation against trump was seeking approval to use foreign spies Against Trump in Dec 2015. If true, that destroys all the previous narratives about emails, Downer etc. looks like they plannned to entrap Trump to ruin him in the primaries and failed.

    Yep,

    The texts show the FBI under Comey was setting up a SPYtrap on Trump and his run for the nomination long before the dates that Clapper and Comey have given under testimony.

    Here are the text summaries.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/oconus-lures.jpg?w=640&h=229

    “OCONUS” means Outside Contiguous U.S. “LURES” in this context is ‘spies’; or as Chris Farrell discusses, likely double agents. The messages were December 28th, 2015.

  113. notafan

    A dumb judge.

    Apart from the ‘the knife went in’ thinking, I have an inkling that those that wish to stab other humans will unblunt their knives besides which I doubt ‘blunting’ will do anymore that make the stabbing a little slower.

    Not to mention, Islamic staters sawing off heads didn’t seem too bothered about the state of their knives.

    judge calls for kitchen knives to be blunted

  114. Tintarella di Luna

    One man has been charged and another arrested by elite counter-terror police after an investigation into money laundering in Sydney.

    Early this morning, officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team carried out an operation in Wiley Park and Bankstown, in Sydney’s south west, and arrested two men.

    A 28-year-old man is due to face Bankstown Local Court today after he was charged with dealing in proceeds of crime worth more than $1 million.

    The other man, who is 27 years old, is expected to be charged with the same offence, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment or a fine of $315,000, or both.

    Footage taken from the arrests showed a man in handcuffs surrounded by heavily-armed police.

    Today’s arrests come as part of a long-running investigation into alleged money-laundering and foreign incursion offences which, so far, have led to three arrests in October last year for proceeds of crime offences and one arrest in December for a person allegedly travelling to a conflict zone.

    AFP assistant commissioner Ian McCartney, National Manager Counter Terrorism, said it has been a complex investigation.

    “The JCTT will continue pursuing each and every line of inquiry, and ensure we are doing everything we can to bring people to account for their criminal activities,” he said.

    “People should feel safe knowing that our law enforcement agencies are joined together and working closer than ever in these efforts.”

    NSWPF assistant commissioner Mick Willing, from the Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, said the arrests are a good example of co-operation between agencies.

    The JCTT comprises officers from the NSW Joint Australian Federal Police, the NSW Police Force, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission.

    Authorities say there is no current or impending threat to the community from today’s activities.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400.

    Gee I wonder what their names are?

  115. jupes

    Fired (scumbag and) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    Let’s hope they don’t give it to the prick. Far better to charge him for refusing to testify.

  116. Tintarella di Luna

    Not to mention, Islamic staters sawing off heads didn’t seem too bothered about the state of their knives.

    judge calls for kitchen knives to be blunted

    thanks goodness smashed avocadoes and smashed potatoes are in

  117. Speedbox

    Like where? Singapore (too bloody hot) or a few eastern bloc places (too cold, too many facial warts and bad cars) are about the only options.

    There are a few practical issues. For example, if english is your only language, this can be very limiting especially if you want/need to work (even casually). Secondly, how far from Australia do you want to be? Singapore, Indonesia or Vanuatu (as examples) are only a few hours away if your Australian beloved need you. More of a problem if you are in eastern Europe.

    What is your risk tolerance? Do you want the country to have/not have dual tax agreements with Australia? Local health conditions? Extradition treaty with Australia, or not? Banking system security? Local tax regime and minimisation opportunities? Can you buy property? Can you get a resident/permanent Visa at a reasonable cost? Cost of living? You may be happy living in a humpy near a remote beach but what about your spouse? Political stability – are you moving from one shithole to another?

    For some white, anglo-saxon english (only) speaking Australians, there may not be any countries that will tick all of your requirements. For virtually everyone, a compromise to some extent is very likely. But, it can be done and you can build a very pleasant piece of the world away from the crap of Australia where you will be left alone and the tax regime is tolerable. Plus, the Cat is still available – assuming you have the internet.

  118. Boambee John

    memory vault at 1409

    For the record, in my opinion if you’re going to have a demise in SE QLD, Prince Charles is the place.

    Originally the Chermside Chest Hospital.

    Good cardiac specialists, were you treated by them?

  119. Boambee John

    Zyxo at 1410

    The 195-turbine Lacour Energy project at Clarke Creek, north-west of Rockhampton, has been granted State Government approval, with construction expected to begin next year.

    Someone posted data on the principals of Lacour Energy up thread.

    It isn’t a wind farm, it’s a subsidy farm.

  120. Habib

    A Jaapie mate was talking about buying an island in Vanuatu, with enough of a sling to the local corruptocracy it’d be a virtual autonomous state. Bit warm but tolerable with a nice big genset to run a/c, and the locals wouldn’t take much notice of the container-loads of weaponry that’d turn up to ensure sovereignty.

  121. Senile Old Guy

    Oh, honestly!

    “But why we do need 8- or 10-inch kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8- or 10-inch knife? Rarely, if at all,” Judge Madge said at Luton crown court during his retirement ceremony, the Daily Mail reported.

    How often? The answer is fairly often. But if the knives are blunted, the thugs will just use something else.

    “It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends.”

    The UK will have a register of knives “properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes”!

    Every time I think we’ve hit peak stupid…

  122. Fitter

    From news.co.au
    The Victorian Government just set up the Deadly Questions website, a portal for non-indigenous Australians to ask questions of indigenous “champions”.

    The aim is to start a conversation that leads Victoria to the establishment of a treaty or treaties that could recognise past wrongs and acknowledge the unique position of Aboriginal Australians, among other things.

    What’s the meaning of the Aboriginal flag?

    Wurundjeri social justice campaigner Aunty Joy Murphy said: “It varies, but the heart of it goes to the yellow circle. For me, that’s the sun, the giver of life. That’s what I feel and hold on to when I see the flag. It’s a symbol that we can do what our ancestors did, we can survive and we will survive and we will be stronger. The black of course represents who we are, the people, and the red is the blood that was spilt on this land.”

    Hmm, perhaps we were misinformed previously . . .

  123. Boambee John

    Jupes at 1422

    Go to court. Have the court rule in your favour. Your opponents don’t abide by the ruling. So what happens next?

    On the Tommy Robinson precedent, your opponents go to jail for contempt of court, or does that only apply to the non-politically correct?

  124. The Racial Double Standard:

    The celebrated journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates provides another example of the lower ethical standard to which black writers are held. In his #1 New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, Coates explained that the policemen and firemen who died on 9/11 “were not human to me,” but “menaces of nature.”1 This, it turned out, was because a friend of Coates had been killed by a black cop a few months earlier. In his recent essay collection, he doubled down on this pitiless sentiment: “When 9/11 happened, I wanted nothing to do with any kind of patriotism, with the broad national ceremony of mourning. I had no sympathy for the firefighters, and something bordering on hatred for the police officers who had died.”2 Meanwhile, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss—a young Jewish woman—was recently raked over the coals for tweeting, “Immigrants: They get the job done,” in praise of the Olympic ice-skater Mirai Nagasu, a second-generation Japanese-American.

    RTWT.

  125. The Racial Double Standard:

    The celebrated journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates provides another example of the lower ethical standard to which black writers are held. In his #1 New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, Coates explained that the policemen and firemen who died on 9/11 “were not human to me,” but “menaces of nature.”1 This, it turned out, was because a friend of Coates had been killed by a black cop a few months earlier. In his recent essay collection, he doubled down on this pitiless sentiment: “When 9/11 happened, I wanted nothing to do with any kind of patriotism, with the broad national ceremony of mourning. I had no sympathy for the firefighters, and something bordering on hatred for the police officers who had died.”2 Meanwhile, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss—a young J#%ish woman—was recently raked over the coals for tweeting, “Immigrants: They get the job done,” in praise of the Olympic ice-skater Mirai Nagasu, a second-generation Japanese-American.

    RTWT.

  126. Boambee John

    notafan
    #2729773, posted on June 6, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    A dumb judge.

    Statement is tautological. Re-write for improved marks.

  127. Speedbox

    “…..buying an island in Vanuatu….”

    Yes and good luck to him. If you’ve got sufficient dosh, there are some bloody fabulous places around the world and you can be the “master of all you survey”. But my previous post was more directed at those considering a relaxed (retired) lifestyle away from this shithole but who do not have sufficient funding to be on an episode of The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

  128. Thanks, Calli, OWG, Egg, Mark, John.
    Good to be back.

    Good cardiac specialists, were you treated by them?

    Rebuilt would probably be a more apt term, John.

  129. calli

    The UK will have a register of knives “properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes”!

    As opposed to improperly and unlawfully bought for murdering purposes. Give me strength.

    rebuilt

    Ahhhh. The Six Million Dollar Vault.

  130. Boambee John

    memory vault

    Rebuilt would probably be a more apt term, John.

    Things which were once workd-wide headlines are now unremarked routine.

    There is much of the sh1th0le about our self-selected “elites”, but there is also much that is wonderful in Australia.

  131. woolfe

    With the fall of the Miss America Pageant surely there is a business opportunity to start a Frightbat USA competition. No shortage of material there either.

  132. calli

    “…..buying an island in Vanuatu….”

    My grandparents had a plantation opposite Tangoa and mum used to paddle her outrigger across to visit the mishos. And then the war came and they were trapped.

    There’s a wreck in the channel that has become a popular dive spot, the water crystal clear and the temperature of a bathtub.

    I hope to have a look at it some day.

  133. With the fall of the Miss America Pageant surely there is a business opportunity to start a Frightbat USA competition.

    You mean like our AWFL – sorry – AFLW?

  134. Looking at the Cat header photo.
    Does anyone know what the two groups at the far let of the photo near the water’s edge are doing?

    Correct answer:
    They’re doing whatever the Sergeant told them to do.

  135. Boambee John

    There’s a wreck in the channel that has become a popular dive spot, the water crystal clear and the temperature of a bathtub.

    Is that the US troopship, President Someone or Other, that hit a mine?

  136. Leo G

    Call the Trump paradox “crass lawfulness.”

    We live in such strange times that the media ignored the most blatant examples of presidential campaign-cycle collusion in memory, while seeking to invent it where it never existed. Remember, Barack Obama on a hot mic not only got caught reiterating to a Russian leader the conditions of Putin-Obama election-cycle collusion, but he also spelled out the exact quid pro quo: promised Russian quietude abroad during Obama’s reelection campaign was in exchange for “flexibility” (i.e., cancellation) of U.S.-Eastern European missile-defense projects. Should Trump ever be caught making the same “deal” in 2020, he would probably be impeached.

  137. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2729775, posted on June 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Fired (scumbag and) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    Let’s hope they don’t give it to the prick. Far better to charge him for refusing to testify.

    Take the shortest way home.
    If they can get an AD at the FBI to flip, they’ve pretty much got Comey, Crimton, Obumbi … the lot.
    Of course, the immunity can be framed such that it isn’t a permanent ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card.
    They can simply say he gets immunity for issues where he makes full, frank and compete disclosures of wrongdoings where he had knowledge or reasonable suspicions, and covering all manner of shit … “including (but not limited to) the Crimton server (and subsequent investigations and actions), the Crimtom/Lynch meeting, Benghazi, the Uranium 1 deal (and subsequent benefits accruing to the Crimtons), the Beaumont children, the Marie Celeste, Jack the Ripper etc etc”
    If he fails to volunteer material information which later comes to light, he is still on the hook.
    But, yes, he is in a weak bargaining position, so they should turn the screws on the conditions of an amnesty pretty tight.
    It will be interesting to see how hard Sessions plays it.

  138. Snoopy

    Fired (scumbag and) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    Remember how Monty used to chortle about the “Trumpkins” being turned by super sluth Mueller? Now Obama’s gangsters are desperately giving up each other to save their own miserable hides (Plan D). Plan C – Tough it out to the Mid-terms is now acknowledged to be a vain hope.

    Good times.

  139. Senile Old Guy

    Oh my!

    Born in north London, Costi became involved in crime at a young age and for him carrying a weapon was part of this. “I started selling drugs at 12 and carrying a knife and things just came with that. It was what I know now to be toxic masculinity but it was just this idea of being tough.”

    Being a knife carrying thug is more “toxic masculinity”!

  140. but there is also much that is wonderful in Australia.

    110% true, John.

  141. jupes

    On the Tommy Robinson precedent, your opponents go to jail for contempt of court, or does that only apply to the non-politically correct?

    That would certainly appear to be the case.

    One of the very few recent cases – if not the only one – where the perp went directly to jail rather than make a few grand for the lawyer’s cartel.

    Tommy was obviously too dangerous to the deep state.

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    New Fred. And lookee, here’s MV back from the deceased column.
    Sounds as though you were close though, MV, and it’s good to see you again.
    Alive, kicking and telling us not to vote the Libs back in and put them last.
    Hairy’s turning that way too. He thinks this country’s got ta be done good and proper by Shorten as a just punishment and, more importantly, ta get rid of Turnbull. A loss is the only thing that will do dat, he thinks, because Turnbull’s a zealot on climate change and dere is nothing worse than one of dose. They never change and they never listen and they never consult and they never give up and they don’t care who or what gets destroyed in da search for eco-salvation.

    Strange way of thinking, I argue to him. Let Labor in and you can’t guarantee either a change in the Libs nor that they’d get back in, nor that they’d fix things up even if they did. We’d just get to Venezuela faster.

    I think Turnbull’s attack on cars is the last straw for da pore ole Hairy Ape. He’s gone cross-eyed.
    And last straw for most of Western Sydney too if you listen to my rellies.
    Alan Jones last night was justifiably apoplectic about it.

  143. calli

    There are two, BJ. The USS Tucker and the US President Coolidge. The Pres is the big one and it can be reached from shore.

  144. egg_

    Eyeteyes are playing well at Roland Garros

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I think a vote for a protest party is the only way to go. Send them an almighty message.
    Australian Conservatives for me. For Senate and Reps.
    I’ll hand out how-to-votes for them.
    Dressed conservatively. 😀

  146. Confused Old Misfit

    It will be interesting to see how hard Sessions plays it.

    If he pays it at all. I’m hard put to guess whose side, other than J. Sessions, J. Sessions is for or against.

  147. OldOzzie

    Tony Abbott outlines what he would fix if he was PM again – Brad Norington

    Tony Abbott has not ruled out a comeback as prime minister, identifying power prices and reducing immigration levels as the first issues he would tackle.

    Accepting his fate rested in the hands of his party room and Sydney electorate, Mr Abbott said he was “here to serve in whatever capacity I can serve.”

    The former Liberal prime minister was asked if he would run again by a staffer from the Kyle and Jackie O radio show towards the end of the launch of a new book, How political correctness is destroying Australia, by education commentator Kevin Donnelly.

    Speaking in Sydney, Mr Abbott said he was in the hands of voters from his northside electorate Warringah, and then in the hands of his party.

    He did not mention Malcolm Turnbull by name, or suggest he would seek to displace Mr Turnbull from office.

    Asked to nominate one thing he would “fix” if prime minister again, Mr Abbott picked two.

    Let’s try to do some things that we can and must,” he said. “We could take the pressure off the cost of living by doing something about power prices … the next thing we could do is slow down the rate of immigration, because while we’ve got stagnant wages and soaring house prices and short of infrastructure, why are we adding 250,000 people to our population? It’s just mad.

    “Unfortunately if you touch on these things you are a climate change denier, and you are anti-immigrant. It is a suffocating political correctness that has descended over so much of our common sense.”

    Radio broadcaster Alan Jones, who also spoke at the Sydney launch, said it was good Mr Abbott stayed in politics to prosecute ideas, and dismissed calls for him to bow out.

  148. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The European Union is “the greatest dream realised for human beings” for the past 1,500 years, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

    The Archbishop said the EU ranked as the greatest achievement “since the fall of the western Roman Empire” in the fifth century.

    A former Brexit minister said he was “astounded” by the remarks, adding that they showed that the Anglican church was “out of touch” with how people think.

    Peak stupid is infinite.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/06/05/archbishop-canterbury-says-eu-greatest-dream-realised-human/

  149. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It will be interesting to see how hard Sessions plays it.

    Sessions isn’t trustworthy.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    Makka

    #2729764, posted on June 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Leigh,

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/05/fired-fbi-director-andrew-mccabe-requests-criminal-immunity-in-exchange-for-congressional-testimony/comment-page-1/#comments

    Thanks for that.
    The opening paragraph …

    Wait, what? We’ve obviously come a full 180° from the place where Democrats were proclaiming McCabe’s innocence; and we’ve entered the phase where McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony about what he knows of the corrupt FBI operations in 2016 and 2017.

    Yes, I had been thinking that.
    For a week or so after he got the arse the Dems were making noises about giving McCabe a job, saving his pension to stick it up Trump blah, blah, blah.
    Then, quick as a flash, it went vewwy, vewwy quiet.

  151. calli

    Million Dollar Point.

    You can imagine the anguish of the war-weary and impoverished locals as the Americans dumped millions of dollars worth of heavy equipment into the channel. All because the locals couldn’t afford to pay for it. There are two sides to every story and the Americans didn’t come put of this one smelling of roses.

  152. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2729811, posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I think Turnbull’s attack on cars is the last straw for da pore ole Hairy Ape. He’s gone cross-eyed.
    And last straw for most of Western Sydney too if you listen to my rellies.

    Alan Jones last night was justifiably apoplectic about it.

    Lizzie – Totally agree with Hairy and your Rellies – TurdBull is a raving Green/Labor Looney

  153. Eyrie

    Australia, great country with a severe infestation of government plague.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Archbishop said the EU ranked as the greatest achievement “since the fall of the western Roman Empire” in the fifth century.

    Huh? The Fall of Rome was ‘an achievement’?

    Peculiar syntax there for a man of the cloth.

  155. Eyrie

    Great to see you back, MV!

  156. Mark A

    memoryvault
    #2729790, posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Welcome back MV.
    I hope there is a warranty on that ‘rebuild’?

  157. calli

    #notmyarchbishop

    Too stupid for words.

  158. Leigh Lowe

    The European Union is “the greatest dream realised for human beings” for the past 1,500 years, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

    Somebody check his incense burner for weed.
    So, the EU has had a more positive impact than the Gutenberg press, sanitation eliminating the black death, the Industrial Revolution, vaccination against disease, the Industrial Revolution and Magna Carta?
    Read some history you stupid old xunt.

  159. Jo Smyth

    I say do away with the thugs and keep the knives.

  160. Eyrie

    That proposed tax farm in Queensland will be lucky to supply 1% of Queensland electrical energy per annum. Anybody have a clue how they are going to get that up to 50%? Cameron Dick is one of the most aptly named politicians I’ve heard of ever. I’m sure Pony Girl if asked, would just ask “what’s electrical energy?”

  161. Makka

    There’s a wreck in the channel that has become a popular dive spot, the water crystal clear and the temperature of a bathtub.

    There are some absolutely awesome dive spots scattered around PNG and Solomans. Glorious water. I remember back in the early 80’s diving a wreck off Kieta in about 100 ft , chock full of Jap tanks and trucks, ammo and other goodies. Crystal clear, you could see the wreck clearly from the surface. Must get the tide right but.

    A few years after that a diver discovered a previously unsighted wrecked of a US Corsair in about 40′ of water not 200 metres from land. Just sitting on the bottom all those years. I think the dive group traced the plane back through some serial numbers to the last flight – the pilot had bailed and was captured as I recall and survived the war.

  162. Eyrie

    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder?

  163. H B Bear

    The Archbishop said the EU ranked as the greatest achievement “since the fall of the western Roman Empire” in the fifth century.

    Hard not to have some sympathy with those crazy medieval Mohammedans. Hopefully they’ll have this guy near the top of their list.

  164. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    top 10!! ….. self-identified

  165. Chris

    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder

    Or turn a blunted one razor sharp with a couple sheets of emery paper and an hour of free time?

  166. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    90% of todays “war veterans” have never seen a shot fired in anger.

    Don’t they want to include Customs Officers and Operation Sovereign Borders employees as War Veterans?

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    TurdBull is a raving Green/Labor Looney

    I’ve put the bolding back in, Old Ozzie, because we really need to know there is a lunatic in charge.

    As Alan Jones was saying, there has been no discussion in the Party Room about this, nor with back-benchers, nor was it ever mentioned in any election material. It is just rule by one man’s administrative fiat – because he thinks he can. GET RID OF HIM NOW.

    Perhaps one way would be to ensure that he loses in Wentworth (our electorate) at the next Federal election. Luckily, the Greens will be in there trying to do just that.

    Aust Cons absolutely MUST put a candidate up there. A narrow Lib win in the Reps, with one or two Aust Cons there too, Aust Cons and PHON in the Senate, and Malcolm neutered in Wentworth. Abbott could return as new PM and start building coal-fired power stations to stop the rot.
    Wet liberals would still exist but in time a Coalition of some sort with Aust Cons might happen and oust them.
    My dream run, and entirely possible. Nation saving.

  168. Senile Old Guy

    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder?

    Or that a knife with a blunt end can be sharpened to a point?

    But the end point is probably that, unless you need a knife with a point as a chef, you won’t get one.

  169. jupes

    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder?

    Simples. Ban steel for proles. Only qualified and authorised personnel will be able to own it.

  170. BrettW

    Interesting interview on 4BC about road usage charges.

    Seems as more people switch to electric cars they will not be contributing to fuel taxes etc and there will be a drop in revenue to build infrastructure. So a Tesla driver is getting to use the roads at far less cost than a Corolla driver. Discussion then followed about being charged per Km with certain locations costing more than others.

    Big brother will not only be able to track you via your mobile but see everywhere your car goes.

  171. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Wait, what? We’ve obviously come a full 180° from the place where Democrats were proclaiming McCabe’s innocence; and we’ve entered the phase where McCabe is requesting criminal immunity in exchange for testimony about what he knows of the corrupt FBI operations in 2016 and 2017.

    Stormy and her fake tits have run for cover, must be a real storm coming.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    Snoopy

    #2729805, posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Fired (scumbag and) FBI Director Andrew McCabe Requests Criminal Immunity in exchange for Congressional Testimony…

    Remember how Monty used to chortle about the “Trumpkins” being turned by super sluth Mueller? Now Obama’s gangsters are desperately giving up each other to save their own miserable hides (Plan D). Plan C – Tough it out to the Mid-terms is now acknowledged to be a vain hope.

    The difference is that mUnter was crowing about Mueller flipping little Trumpkins and working his way up the Snakes and Ladders board.
    Mueller is still stuck at the bottom of the board issuing parking tickets to Trump MAGA cap sales-staff, whilst the other side has started flipping two rungs from the top.
    #winning
    I shoulda known.
    The TV this morning was running some re-heated leftovers from the US about Manafort.
    Every time a regurgitated piece of shit like that turns up as a smokescreen you just know something bad is about to happen for the Crimtons.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Stormy and her fake tits have run for cover, must be a real storm coming.

    Hey, where is her high-rotation criminal lawyer?
    He seems to have fallen off the edge of the earth.

  174. OldOzzie

    PAUL KELLY
    Anarchic Senate is undermining our democracy

    How much longer can the farce of the Senate continue? How much longer can election outcomes, party loyalty and democratic values be trashed in a performance that mocks the public interest?

    The One Nation fiasco reveals not just the failures of Pauline Hanson’s party but structural and cultural flaws that plague the Senate. Its defenders offer the absurd excuse that this is democracy in action. In truth, the Senate is basic to the dysfunction of our politics; it is a risk to our governance and ultimately our living standards.

    Since the 2016 double dissolution, 16 of the 76 senators elected have left the chamber, the result of ineptitude, breaching section 44 of the Constitution, ­unacceptable behaviour and personal convenience (this ­includes Lee Rhiannon, who is leaving in August). It is a dropout rate of about 20 per cent in just two years, a turnover that generates ­instability worthy of a banana republic.

    You don’t have to think Italy to find a failure of the system. In the 117 years of our national parliament there is no precedent for this chaos. Central to the dysfunction are the minor parties and independents. They are not the sole cause of the problem but they carry the major responsibility.

    Of the 20 crossbenchers (including Greens) elected in 2016, only 11 remain — that’s a dropout rate of 45 per cent in two years. Is there a chamber in another major democratic country that remotely resembles this? Put another way, of the 16 senators who have ­departed, nine are from the Senate crossbenches.

    While much of the casualty rate stems from section 44 — this claimed 10 — another six resigned in just two years, triggering the casual vacancy constitutional provision and suggesting a convenient degree of cynical manipulation of this.

    Swapping parties is now a habit in this careless Senate. That so many “replacement” senators have been appointed encourages such self-interested transactions. You take the best deal to maximise your chances of survival. According to my calculations, six senators have changed parties or changed allegiance from the party they were initially appointed to represent (that’s about 8 per cent of the chamber) and two of them have changed twice. How does that sit with democratic integrity?

    The Senate merry-go-round … Cory Bernardi (left) with (clockwise, from middle) Fraser Anning, Rod Culleton, Steve Martin and Tim Storer.

    Lucy Gichuhi was appointed as a Family First senator, became an independent and then a Liberal. Cory Bernardi left the Liberals just a few months after being elected, to establish the Australian Conservatives. Fraser Anning was declared elected by the High Court to ­replace a One Nation senator, sat as an independent and this week announced he was joining Bob Katter’s Australian Party.

    Steve Martin was declared elected to replace Jacqui Lambie but after a dispute with Lambie over her outrageous demand he stand aside for her to return, he ­became an independent and more recently joined the Nationals. Rod Culleton left One Nation and became an independent before he was found to be ineligible to sit as a senator. Tim Storer was declared elected to replace a Nick Xenophon Team senator but decided to sit as an independent.

    Nobody would condemn all ­independent or minor party senators as a group. A number are dedicated and professional. Yet they should be judged according to the promises they made — and the majority refrain from these senators is they exist to improve the system, restore trust and integrity. Recall Nick Xenophon’s pledge to fix “the lack of trust in politics and voter disillusionment”.

    Let’s talk truth to this refrain — it is complete nonsense. The ­record of these minor parties shows they are just as much, if not more, cynical, deceptive and self-interested than the major parties they complain about.

    There is nothing exceptional about the circus convulsing Hanson’s One Nation. It is merely an extreme version of what has played out before with the collapse of the Palmer United Party, which had three senators and one House of Representatives seat after the 2013 election, only to lose them all in 2016. Indeed, the party had a role in the fall of the Abbott ­government.

    A related pattern occurred with the Xenophon Team, which had three senators and a House of Representatives seat at the 2016 election. Deluded by hubris, Xenophon quit the Senate to run at the South Australian election but lost. The Xenophon party has gone into oblivion. A new party called Centre Alliance has replaced it, with only two senators: Stirling Griff, an original Xenophon candidate, and Rex Patrick, who ­replaced Xenophon.

    The Jacqui Lambie Network and Family First, each with one senator elected in 2016, now have none. Australian Conservatives and the Bob Katter party, with no senators elected in 2016, now have one each.

    Hanson was elected that year with a four-strong Senate team, the largest minor party after the Greens. She is down to three but has demanded in writing that Brian Burston quit the Senate to enable her to determine a replacement. Burston refuses — he says if Hanson sacks him from the party he will sit as an independent. What else would he do? Anning predicts the other remaining One Nation senator, Peter Georgiou, who had replaced Culleton, will separate from Hanson. If that happened, her team of four could be reduced to one — herself.

    Because of Coalition-Labor differences, the crossbenches exert a decisive impact on the nation. They can determine tax policy, superannuation and industrial policy, education spending and budget measures. How do you feel about that? Are they fit and proper for the task?

    Recent revelations by this newspaper show the chaos within One Nation over two decisive policy issues. The first was the anger Hanson provoked when she ­betrayed the government over the agreement with Senate leader ­Mathias Cormann to support corporate tax cuts. Burston refused to accept this breach of faith. “Once I make a handshake with somebody — that’s it,” he said. The second was Burston’s revelation that it was One ­Nation senator Georgiou who refused to back the government’s public ­interest test to prevent the merger of the radical construction and maritime unions. Georgiou, lobbied by the unions, made the ­hysterical comment that the bill was akin to a “1939 Nazi Gestapo” move, the upshot being the government had no chance of getting the numbers.

    Is this a mature democracy in action? Such rifts testify to a bigger theme: minor parties built around a personality — Hanson, Xenophon or Palmer — are unstable and under pressure lack sufficient unifying purpose.

    The Senate these days is the product of three forces: the late 1940s embrace of proportional representation as a voting system, the erosion of support for the major parties and the survival of the nexus that means the size of the Senate increases with the lower house, and as the Senate ­expands so the quota for election to the Senate falls, thereby helping to entrench the minor parties.

    They have held the Senate balance of power for much of the past 40 years but the situation today is different. This is because today’s minor parties are creations of populist disruption and grievance. By comparison, the Australian Democrats a generation ago, founded to “keep the bastards honest”, seem like models of responsibility and public interest.

    Former Labor Senate leader John Faulkner said in 2003: “Today the Senate’s key role is scrutiny” and this was an “im­portant tool for enhancing Aust­ralian democracy”. Would Faulkner say the same today? The Senate is a different chamber from 2003.

    Its main function is no longer as a house of review or scrutiny or keeping the government honest. It operates as a legislative chamber in its own right, pursuing the self-serving agendas of its big and small parties. There is no respect for a government’s agenda, a debacle driven by the major parties themselves. What counts for the minor parties is delivering financial rents to their narrow constituencies. Sadly, the public is so alienated, it will continue to vote for dysfunction, and governments will just look more ineffective.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    top 10!! ….. self-identified

    Hey. That’s my spot you’re occupying.

    How do we resolve this? 🙂

  176. egg_

    Lizzie – Totally agree with Hairy and your Rellies – TurdBull is a raving Green/Labor Looney

    And Frydemburgers is his Gimp.

  177. DrBeauGan

    Eyrie
    #2729836, posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder?

    No, of course he doesn’t. He thinks they originate in shops. He knows about law, and not much else.

    Don’t tell him, or he’ll call for a ban on grinding machinery.

  178. egg_

    Stormy and her fake tits have run for cover, must be a real storm coming.

    Behind-the-News-cycle Mrs Snowcone to follow suit?

  179. nemkat

    We could take the pressure off the cost of living by doing something about power prices … the next thing we could do is slow down the rate of immigration, because while we’ve got stagnant wages and soaring house prices and short of infrastructure, why are we adding 250,000 people to our population? It’s just mad.
    Tl/DR
    Fake conservative Tony Abbott telling lies about what he might do in some hypothetical situation.
    He’s had his turn, and what a turn it was.
    He walked away from every promise he’d ever made, and decided out of the blue his legacy would be Aboriginal Recognition in the Constitution.

  180. C.L.

    A woman who made crappy looking handbags is being mourned like she cured cancer.

  181. Mother Lode

    A Jaapie mate was talking about buying an island in Vanuatu, with enough of a sling to the local corruptocracy it’d be a virtual autonomous state. Bit warm but tolerable with a nice big genset to run a/c, and the locals wouldn’t take much notice of the container-loads of weaponry that’d turn up to ensure sovereignty.

    No offence to your mate, but I don’t see how he could possibly run an island without a Human Rights Commission, a department to manage welfare, an institutional watchdog to ensure no one says anything someone else doesn’t like, a department to ensure a vibrant independent (as in subsidised) art scene, a taxation office, council for adjudicating and managing zoning regulations, and so on.

    And if there is anyone else on the island other than just your mate, it becomes even more difficult.

  182. H B Bear

    Thanks OldOzzie – I read this Rip van Kelly article via Twitter this morning. Snoozer Kelly might be right for once.

    The Senate is arguably the most dysfunctional aspect of Australian democracy going around. It is a complete hand brake to any kind of meaningful reform, even if the current Lieboral government were able to come up with any.

  183. gingerbeer

    The President Coolidge is great diving.

    Seeing the engine room at 54m is quite an adventure !

  184. calli

    Hey, where is her high-rotation criminal lawyer?
    He seems to have fallen off the edge of the earth.

    A $10million judgement in bankruptcy court will do that to you.

  185. nemkat

    OldOzzie
    #2729852
    PAUL KELLY
    Anarchic Senate is undermining our democracy

    More ALP AgitProp.
    He complains about PHON stymieing the Government’s attempt to apply a Public Interest Test to Union mergers. If it’s such a good idea, why couldn’t the ALP support it?

  186. Makka

    It is just rule by one man’s administrative fiat – because he thinks he can.

    He KNOWS he can. Never forget; Turdball bought and paid for the last Lib election campaign. That his insurance policy that he wont be turfed out in the party room.

  187. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2729852, posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    ALP is the problem. And MT is no help.

  188. struth

    Spooky.
    I knew the internet was good but memory vault is reporting in from the “OTHER SIDE!”

    welcome back.
    Your vault is all sown back up, I take it?

  189. Leigh Lowe

    A $10million judgement in bankruptcy court will do that to you.

    Don’t talk to me about problems, Stormy.
    I got problems of my own.
    But it would appear that CNN/MSNBC may have been a little hasty in rolling him out for three months solid without doing much due diligence.
    Why would that be?

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Stormy and her fake tits have run for cover, must be a real storm coming.

    They’re fake?
    They sag like 60 year old DD real ones.
    Forget Trump.
    She should sue her implant guy.

  191. calli

    Chortle. C.L. is the resident handbags judge. Pray he doesn’t move on to heels. 🙃

  192. Senile Old Guy

    Simples. Ban steel for proles. Only qualified and authorised personnel will be able to own it.

    And wood? And bone? And stone?

  193. John Constantine

    PBX pacific bauxite announces that one of their Solomon islands mining leases has been gotchad by the mining minister.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180606/pdf/43vl4b3ttghc0v.pdf

    When a local is unhappy, and the miner isn’t the chicom peoples revolutionary army, paper isn’t worth much.

    Welcome to the islands, have a nice day.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    gingerbeer

    #2729861, posted on June 6, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    The President Coolidge is great diving.

    Don’t say President Coolidge around here.
    IT goes all weak at the knees and starts to gush about “best President evah”.

  195. JC

    A woman who made crappy looking handbags is being mourned like she cured cancer.

    There’s a ton of money on handbags. Hard working, busy, busy western women must be buying tons of them. Michael Kors company had a market cap of US$16 billion it’s height.
    To keep it in perspective, Quaintarse is on its highs now and it has a market cap of around US$7.5 billion.
    Unreal.

  196. Some History

    “It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends.”

    Just from last week.
    It won’t bother the psychos. They’re using knives a la Rambo or Crocodile Dundee…. that’s not a knife, this is a knife.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/01/huge-knife-cyclist-used-attack-car-reveals-scale-londons-knife-problem-7596459/

  197. Leigh Lowe

    When a local is unhappy, and the miner isn’t the chicom peoples revolutionary army, paper isn’t worth much.

    Welcome to the islands, have a nice day.

    How long before Straya starts pulling shit like that.
    Yeah … licence, permit, approval … whatever … you lost your social licence.

  198. Dr Faustus

    CNN grudgingly reports McCabe’s bid for indemnity:

    [McCabe’s lawyer’s] letter also makes clear that McCabe is willing to provide emails that “demonstrate that Mr. McCabe advised former Director Comey, in October 2016, that Mr. McCabe was working with FBI colleagues to correct inaccuracies before certain media stories were published.”

    The discrepancy between Comey’s recollection and McCabe’s statements to internal investigators about authorizing FBI officials to talk to a reporter about an ongoing investigation regarding the Clinton Foundation in 2016 served as one of the linchpins to the inspector general’s earlier report finding he “lacked candor.”

    Grassley wrote to the FBI requesting that McCabe be released from a nondisclosure agreement that prevents him from providing those emails, among other records.

  199. JC

    Michael Kors has a current market cap of US$9.5 billion which is pretty amazing. I’ve been watching this stock for the past decade or so amazed at the market cap of a hand bag maker.

  200. Alive, kicking and telling us not to vote the Libs back in and put them last.

    Thanks for the support, Lizzie.

    I think a vote for a protest party is the only way to go.

    I’ve done a lot of dwelling on this over the past couple of months as I drifted in and out of the Twilight Zone, and I’ve decided protest votes for or against one party or an0ther ate pointless. We’ve been trained to think Liberal versus Labor when in fact the truth is it’s “US” versus “THEM”.

    Fortunately that presents an easy answer. Simply vote the sitting member LAST and number the other candidates however you like, preferably as randomly as possible. There are sufficient seats – State and Federal – where only a few percent of the electorate would see a change of government. There would be no way of predicting who would win, only who would lose – the sitting State or federal government.

    It’s time to face the fact that we are in a State of War with our so-called “representatives”.

  201. struth

    Turnbull pushing his UN climate change agenda no matter what..

    90 percent of Australians could actually protest against globawl warmening and scream for coal power and it will never happen.
    Our UN political elite will never bow to us on this.
    Once we understand this, we might actually be in a position to fight.
    While we continue to call them stupid instead of enemies of the state, we’re the real gullible idiots.

  202. Makka

    But it would appear that CNN/MSNBC may have been a little hasty in rolling him out for three months solid without doing much due diligence.
    Why would that be?

    The CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS squirrel and unicorn herds are so ratty and haggard that no one other than stupid leftist retards like mUnty pay them any attention.

    Trump’s polls OTOH are showing support for him is growing steadily. Especially now that each accusation and exposure he tweets of the Dem traitorous sewer scum proves factually correct. This is all leading up to the IG Report release which I’m sure McCabe knows the contents won’t be good for him. He wants to find a way to flip safely. McCabe should be very careful he doesn’t accidentally commit suicide.

  203. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Groote Eylandt man jailed over rape of stepdaughter, 11

    The Australian
    4:06PM June 6, 2018
    Save

    Luke Griffiths
    Journalist
    Adelaide
    @_LukeGriffiths

    An aboriginal man who twice raped his young stepdaughter, telling her his sweat will “protect her from the black magic”, will serve at least four years and nine months in jail.

    The 30-year-old Groote Eylandt man, who had syphilis and an “atrocious” criminal record, committed the abhorrent offences against the girl, aged 10 or 11, between May and August last year.

    On both occasions other family members were in the house at the time of offending.

    After the first rape occurred in the family’s shower, LM, as he was referred to in the Northern Territory Supreme Court, told the victim not to tell anyone of the rape.

    In the lead up to the second rape occurring on August 13, LM talked about black magic and said someone was going to kill the victim, referred to as SW, and her mother

    From the Oz. “Aunty” this and “Uncle” that, in Victoria are agonizing over a treaty and a flag, FFS.

  204. John Constantine

    Once everybody subsists off medicated gruel made from fungus and algae grown in the nutrient vats down at the sewerage farm, plastic spoons will be all the proles need, no knives at all.

    Even be able to do without teeth.

    Comrade Gummy Bears.

  205. Dr Fred Lenin

    They comrades won’t get me on the knife job, don’t use them , I use Cinese choppers, razor sharp, can’t do much harm with those now ,can I ?

  206. JC

    When you think about it , it’s pretty fucking incredible. A trip to Europe costs about the same give or take as the price of a Kors handbag.

    Females make the world a really weird place.

  207. Senile Old Guy

    Its main function is no longer as a house of review or scrutiny or keeping the government honest. It operates as a legislative chamber in its own right, pursuing the self-serving agendas of its big and small parties. There is no respect for a government’s agenda, a debacle driven by the major parties themselves. What counts for the minor parties is delivering financial rents to their narrow constituencies. Sadly, the public is so alienated, it will continue to vote for dysfunction, and governments will just look more ineffective.

    The majority of the lower house are left wing as are many in the upper house. At the moment, “dysfunction” is our best protection (and it is weak at best) against every loony left wing policy option available. Turnbull is PM — the man who got dumped for trying to go along with the ALP and bring in a carbon tax — so the LNP just brought it in by stealth and regulation later.

  208. Turnbull pushing his UN climate change agenda no matter what..

    At my revolution surplus store, you can get torches, capes, spikes and pitchforks.
    Tumbrils are currently out of stock due to unprecedented demand.

  209. John Constantine

    Yarragrad did confiscate all legal onshore gas permits without compensation to the rightful owners, so that makes Victoria just a bit worse than the Solomons.

  210. H B Bear

    McCabe should be very careful he doesn’t accidentally commit suicide.

    Yep – time to put the heavy weights on Craigslist. Don’t want them falling on your throat.

  211. Fisky

    McCabe should be very careful he doesn’t accidentally commit suicide.

    Oh yes, someone had better watch out they don’t get Seth-Riched!!

  212. Zatara

    Does the UK judge have any clue that anyone can manufacture a knife from a small piece of scrap steel by using bench grinder?

    Maybe he needs to get educated by spending some time in prison.

    Where inmates have no machines and are constantly searched for contraband like scrap metal, yet still manage to obtain pointy things.

  213. Dr Fred Lenin

    It is possible McCabe might be found with five bullet holes in his head ,an FBI spokesperson will say it was obviously suicide ,brought on by the pressure of the illegal Trump dictatorship , and the loss of pension rights , problem solved .

  214. OldOzzie

    ‘Dumb’ roof top solar a threat to network stability, says Greensync founder

    Australia is in danger of losing control of one of its biggest and fastest growing generators — roof top solar — if regulators and network operators don’t halt the installation of “dumb” technology that can’t be used to stabilise the grid.

    Greensync energy founder Phil Blythe said that a series of incentives to direct consumer behaviour needed to be developed to avoid the risk that regulators would have to switch off rooftop solar to ensure the safety of the networks.

    Soaring electricity prices have spurred record installations of rooftop solar, with almost 1.8 million installations in place by the end of 2017, generating 6,401MW of electricity. But regulators are growing increasingly concerned that rooftop solar will destabilise the grid unless it is backed by smart technology that can be controlled by regulators and network operators.

    “The real issue is that we don’t have control over our solar resources,” Mr Blythe told the Energy Networks Australia conference in Sydney.

    “We have got 1.7 million installations out there on rooftops that we can’t control

    “Now if you take that out a couple of years it will be 2.5 million — that is going to be a point where we have lost control over a significant portion of our generation fleet.”

    Mr Blythe, whose company provides software to manage electricity grids, said most solar panels were backed by “dumb” inverters that could not be harnessed to the increasingly two-way traffic between households and electricity networks.

    New installations needed to include smart devices that could be controlled by regulators and network operators.

    ENA chief executive Andrew Dillon said the industry wanted to avoid a situation where regulators and network operators had to switch off roof solar generation, but admitted it was risk.

    “That would be a worse case, that is what we are trying to avoid happening.”

    High levels of low-cost generation from commercial wind and solar projects in states like South Australia has increasingly forced the market operator to intervene and order high-priced but less variable gas generators into the market and shut down renewable generation to ensure stability.

    He said the industry needed to develop a system of incentives that would encourage people to shift load to the middle of the day when solar generation is at its peak.

    That could include incentives to fill home batteries during the day or examples such as a Queensland scheme that encourages solar hot water generation to move from night time to daylight hours, creating a “solar sponge.”

    Mr Dillon said price signals needed to be clear and simple, but strong enough to change consumer behaviour for the good of the network.

    From the Comments

    – “Our” solar resources?

    – The whole renewables sector is “dumb”.

    Even dumber than “dumb” is to subsidise it.

    – While this person may have a vested interest in solar control (and follows a long line of vested interests who have pocketed a fortune in Govt subsidies and grants), in this case he may well have a point. The transmission and control systems were designed and built before domestic solar became popular. There is now a significant amount of power entering the system at points that were previously exits, and there is nothing to smooth out or control the flow.

    Another example of the Green lobby rushing headlong into solutions without thinking things through or consulting the right people.

    They created this problem so they can sort it. At no expense to me.

    – No more “incentives” and subsidies.

    – Phil Blythe arguing for vested interest.

  215. Some History

    It won’t bother the psychos. They’re using knives a la Rambo or Crocodile Dundee…. that’s not a knife, this is a knife.

    Plod: And why do you need such a large knife?

    Knife owner: I use hit fe cuttin da fish an’ chips… an’ cayk sometimes.

  216. Makka

    If they are smart (yes, I know) the Republicans would see to it that McCabe is given immunity for everything he spills his guts on. Then a new identity for him and his family with a new life in Switzerland or some such. Give him the full Ultra Gold Immunity Package.

    McCabe has the wherewithal to Hiroshima the Dems and the deep state- Killary ,Comey, Clapper, Brennan which could lead up to the Kenyan.

  217. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If you want to make a multicultural omelet you have to break a few eggs
    Masked thug thrashes machete at car in latest shocking knife attack

  218. JC

    Oh yes, someone had better watch out they don’t get Seth-Riched!!

    If McCabe starts singing like the immunity request implies, he will finger Comey. Comey is very unlikely to take the fall himself, as he isn’t man enough. It’s heading to Brennan.

    The inspector general report, if it’s not watered down by the spineless GOP, should be the turning point. I’m not optimistic though as the delays aren’t a good thing.

  219. Thanks Struth and other well-wishers. Sorry if I missed some of you personally but this “reading” business is trickier than I remember and the posts are coming faster than I can decipher and reply to.

  220. JC

    Makkaroni

    Forget the Kenyan, as nobody has the guts to finger “The One”. In any event crooked will be a great get .

  221. Snoopy

    Yarragrad did confiscate all legal onshore gas permits without compensation to the rightful owners, so that makes Victoria just a bit worse than the Solomons.

    At least in the Solomons PBX may be able to negotiate a deal with the new ChiCom holders of their old lease.

  222. Makka

    It’s heading to Brennan.

    And Lynch. She and Brennan are the keys to getting the Kenyan and Killary.

  223. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    top 10!! ….. self-identified

    Hey. That’s my spot you’re occupying.

    How do we resolve this? 🙂

    I’ll toss you for it… how much do you weigh?

  224. Makka

    Forget the Kenyan, as nobody has the guts to finger “The One”

    If the circumstances and odds look good for a jail cell, do you think Trump would not go after the Kenyan?

  225. Senile Old Guy

    Simply vote the sitting member LAST and number the other candidates however you like, preferably as randomly as possible.

    Unless you actually have an excellent (and I mean really excellent), I think this is a plan.

  226. Senile Old Guy

    Excellent local member, that is.

  227. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump
    Follow @realDonaldTrump

    Wow, Strzok-Page, the incompetent & corrupt FBI lovers, have texts referring to a counter-intelligence operation into the Trump Campaign dating way back to December, 2015. SPYGATE is in full force! Is the Mainstream Media interested yet? Big stuff!

    10:37 AM – 6 Jun 2018

  228. Armadillo

    Drip, drip, dip. Tick, tick, tick.

  229. cohenite

    Monday 11/5/18 at 2pm release of the IG report is D-day for the anti-trumpers. FMD this will be either magnificent or horrible.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Michael Kors company had a market cap of US$16 billion it’s height.
    To keep it in perspective, Quaintarse is on its highs now and it has a market cap of around US$7.5 billion.

    And there’s more handbags in Quaintarse than Michael Kors.

  231. Senile Old Guy

    A man has been jailed after he pretended to help a woman get her phone out of a drain before raping her. Mohamed Amin, 39, was jailed for 10 years after he denied attacking the 18-year-old in his flat in Cardiff. After he has completed his prison sentence he will have to return to Egypt, meanwhile the victim has been left severely traumatised.

    More wonderful diversity in the UK.

  232. Delta A

    If the circumstances and odds look good for a jail cell, do you think Trump would not go after the Kenyan?

    Trump would opt for the presidential pardon. Lefty heads would explode in glorious percussion and Obama would top himself.

  233. John Comnenus

    My tip is that Trump will let the against Hillary and Obama pile up in the public domain, then preemptively pardon Hillary and Obama so their freedom is his gift to them. Then they will shut up because they will be toxic modern day Nixon’s. Trump will pardon them, when it is obvious and undeniable that they are crooks, and do so in the interests of national unity and reconciliation. But he will let Comey, McCabe and others go down first to send a hard message to those who might be tempted in the future.

  234. vote the sitting member LAST

    No safe seats would unsettle the pricks.

  235. C.L.

    Michael Kors has a current market cap of US$9.5 billion …

    Oh come on.
    He’s dealing cocaine on the side like John DeLorean.

  236. Mark A

    JC
    #2729889, posted on June 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    When you think about it , it’s pretty fucking incredible. A trip to Europe costs about the same give or take as the price of a Kors handbag.

    Females make the world a really weird place.

    Price of a trip to Europe?
    Cheap.
    Don’t show this to your wife JC.

  237. jupes

    Monday 11/5/18 at 2pm release of the IG report is D-day for the anti-trumpers. FMD this will be either magnificent or horrible.

    Who is the IG? Is he a deep state man?

  238. Trump would …

    Who dares predict what God will do?

    Be assured that after all the winning he will smite.

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