Wednesday Forum: June 6, 2018

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1,703 Responses to Wednesday Forum: June 6, 2018

  1. OneWorldGovernment

    I reckon Mahummed grew up in France then got sent home.

  2. OneWorldGovernment

    Armadillo

    You win.

  3. Armadillo

    I reckon Mahummed grew up in France then got sent home.

    Nope. Let’s argue after Toms interlude.

  4. Armadillo

    See how it feels when people interrupt Tom? Extremely rude.

  5. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2730229, posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Mark Knight.

    I wish some of the slags in The Communist Liberal Party of Australia would go fundementally far away!.

  6. Armadillo

    Sinc, can you ask Tom to move his cartoon stuff to 6am? He’s interrupting my all night benders.

  7. OneWorldGovernment

    What’s the difference between Mad Mal and Mahummed?

  8. OneWorldGovernment

    Armadillo
    #2730239, posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Sinc, can you ask Tom to move his cartoon stuff to 6am? He’s interrupting my all night benders.

    I said.

    You win!

  9. Armadillo

    Sinc, can you also email the QLD licensing Police and find out why she/he/it is still on premises at this ungodly hour. Ta.

  10. OneWorldGovernment

    But has Mark A been eaten by a bear?

  11. OneWorldGovernment

    Armadillo
    #2730242, posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Sinc, can you also email the QLD licensing Police and find out why she/he/it is still on premises at this ungodly hour. Ta.

    Time moves slower in Qld.

  12. Armadillo

    Whilst your at it Sinc, can you instruct Giraffe Boy [shudder] to drop the Gravatar. It’s really creepy.

    In comparison, your “Doom Lord” mask is like a mothers adoring smile when their first born takes its first step.

  13. Armadillo, console yourself with this:
    At 11.30pm last night (or a couple of hours after the best State of Origin match so far this year) a pair of young coppers, barely old enough to shave, gave me a tune-up because there were a couple of blokes in the bar who’d bought their next drink when their existing drink still had a couple of sips to go.

    They had a fair bit to say, and made it very clear this very serious matter will be escalated to upstairs.

    So I can expect an official government communication, requiring me to “explain” how this came to be.

    Well, they didn’t give me a tune-up, as if they’d done that I’d be in jail now. They just had a few stupid things to say.

  14. Armadillo

    Righto then OWG. Tom seems to be finished. Tell me about Ayatollah Khomeini.

    Mrs A was born in Iran. Her parents worked there for 19 years. Give it a shot about what really happened, and what it was really like.

    Feel free to join in, Septimus. Google isn’t always your friend.

  15. Armadillo

    Serena
    #2730246, posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:39 am

    I’m sober enough to have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Zero.

  16. OneWorldGovernment

    Armadillo
    #2730248, posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Righto then OWG. Tom seems to be finished. Tell me about Ayatollah Khomeini.

    Mrs A was born in Iran. Her parents worked there for 19 years. Give it a shot about what really happened, and what it was really like.

    No idea what it was really like before the mad mulla communists took over

    http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-before-the-revolution-in-photos-2015-4

    http://beauty-around.com/en/tops/item/976-most-beautiful-iranian-women

    but Afghanistan is still a shithole

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3404803/Life-Taliban-Fascinating-photographs-idyllic-Afghanistan-1960s-residents-free-enjoy-outdoor-picnics-colourful-markets.html

  17. OneWorldGovernment

    Armadillo

    What’s the difference between Iran, Afghan and Pakistan?

  18. Nemkat;

    Here’s the story. Sounds like arrogance.

    Yes. Incompetence followed by arrogance, by both the Doc and the Med. Tribunal.
    Trying to deliver through a 4cm dilated cervix? Make a circle 4cm circumference. Try to fit a baby’s head through that.
    FFS!

  19. Armadillo

    Another nothing burger…

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/06/mueller-team-zeroes-in-on-encrypted-apps-as-witness-turn-in-phones.html

    So who monitors Muellers teams phones. The DOJ? LOL.

    This is exactly where you get down to who the “Deep State” actually is. These people are pretty much unaccountable. They provide redacted documents to Congress Comittees, they stall, they obsfucate, they impede. All in the name of “National Security”.

    There is some seriously bad shit going on in the US agencies. Bad for American citizens. Australia is possibly worse. Look no further than Vic Pol. Look at Blewitt. England is in much worse strife. Look at Tommy. It’s fucking insane.

    The left had a simple plan. Stack the deck. From local Government through to Federal Government. Education, immigration, taxation. And how many of our elected representatives are lawyers? Therein lies a huge fucking clue. Just about all of them.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mike Lester’s the best of the bunch today, Tom. Love the little touch of an improvement in the spelling too.
    From ‘impech’ to a correct ‘impeach’.

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Trying to deliver through a 4cm dilated cervix? Make a circle 4cm circumference. Try to fit a baby’s head through that.
    FFS!

    As a four-time participant in the cervix method, with the first one ending in forceps that should have been a caesarian hours earlier, that story gave me the shudders too, Winston.
    What was that obstetrician thinking?
    At first I tried to make allowances for the things we don’t know, such as the history of labour and the presentation and any issues with the mother’s health or wishes. But it still doesn’t make any sense.

  22. Armadillo

    What’s the difference between Iran, Afghan and Pakistan?

    The Persians are the true “Aryian Race”, the Pakistanis are upstart Indians who lost more wars than they won, and the Afghans have been fighting everyone for centuries. Alexander kicked all their arses.

    Something the Americans, Russians and British before them failed to achieve.

    Hearts and minds? It’s a bit late for that. Early Christians would sacrifice their life for belief in Christ, and at the hand of others. Maryters in Islam will take another’s life (disbeliever) in the name of Allah. That’s the distinction.

    In my mind, the strongest defence weapon is the “Rule of Law”. Until that is enforced, we’re all fucked.

    Refer to comment above regarding this. The courts are insane and out of control.

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The left had a simple plan. Stack the deck.

    New Cat mantra. Unstack the Deck.

    Start with tertiary education as it all flows from there. Gransci’d education provides the left-wing perspectives and justifications used in the media, the legal system, in the workplace, in social life and in politics. It spreads its misinformation back into the education system by reaching down into kindergartens, primary schools and high schools, priming the new tertiary intakes for further indoctrination. That’s why the Cat is so useful in its re-education function (if only its demographic was younger).

    Currently the left blow back hard to any education that tries to unstack the leftist ‘march through the institutions’, viz the Western Civilization debacle; will they eventually implode by overreach?

    The IPA is doing excellent work reaching out with an alternative vision to bright and fed-up tertiary students. So are young cartoonists who can skewer leftist pretensions and contradictions and young YouTube journos who are now forming an online alternative. We should support them all and remain hopeful that today’s lefty lunacies will be dismissed by all as quaint, inexplicable and totally irrelevant.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dismissed in five years, in ten years, or will it take twenty years?
    Or will ‘climate change’ – the most pernicious of the lefty lies – never die?

  25. Armadillo

    Trump realises this. It’s simple stuff. People need to feel secure and safe.

    It’s why you book into a motel in Vaucluse rather than Redfern.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    hahaha Shy Ted. Some very funny photoshopping in the comments on that link.

    Ms O’Donnell is really quite unattractive, isn’t she? Even before photoshop is applied. 🙂

  27. Armadillo

    The IPA is doing excellent work reaching out with an alternative vision to bright and fed-up tertiary students. So are young cartoonists who can skewer leftist pretensions and contradictions and young YouTube journos who are now forming an online alternative. We should support them all and remain hopeful that today’s lefty lunacies will be dismissed by all as quaint, inexplicable and totally irrelevant.

    How about a online “Death Giraffe” [shudder] mathematics course for High School students? Arky gets to abuse them whilst teaching. We get to watch.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s why you book into a motel in Vaucluse rather than Redfern.

    There aren’t any motels in Vaucluse, darling.

  29. Armadillo

    Yes there are. I’m pretty sure you sent an open invitation to Cats to sleep in your bedroom.

  30. Armadillo

    Or maybe that was your Cat. Minor point.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My bedroom is fully occupied, as ever, even as we speak, by a large and snoring Beery Hairy Ape.
    And so are a couple of spare bedrooms with Lesser Apes after last nite’s marathon footie beer fest.
    Some of our guests never made it home.

    So no luck there, Armadillo and friends.

  32. Herodotus

    “The IPA is doing excellent work reaching out with an alternative vision …”

    Yes, and Labor killbots have been activated to smear anyone associated with this “reactionary” mob.

  33. Eyrie

    “Could Australia be anything but better off were it to use a Big Chainsaw to cut a circle 50km in radius from each GPO, and use tugboats to tow away the resulting islands, mooring them to Japan or somewhere.”
    What’s wrong with nuclear weapons?

  34. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It is true that Attapuss has recently taken to sleeping on our bed.
    I have recently taken to kicking him out, as I am shoved tossing and sleepless to the cold edge.
    Attapuss insists on sleeping in the middle. Eight kilos of fat fur and still expanding. He can’t shift Hairy by force of expansion, but he can sure shift me.

    I don’t know how all you early-rising and late-commenting Cats manage it.
    I am so tired after a restless nite and have a lot on with children this morning.
    Might also have to cancel out of a girls’ afternoon tea on the northern beaches.
    Too far away. Too tired.
    And nothing to wear. 🙂

  35. Geriatric mayfly

    “The IPA is doing excellent work reaching out with an alternative vision …”
    Yes, and Labor killbots have been activated to smear anyone associated with this “reactionary” mob.

    And there was Mizzzz Keneally at Senate estimates, only a fortnight ago, putting some bloke through the third degree, “Are you, or have you ever been a member of the IPA?”

  36. calli

    Is Rosie still on The View?

    I presume the producers will dump her after her vile and threatening tweets to an innocent American citizen.

  37. calli

    Your place sounds like mine when the family come to visit. Good times.

    Make sure there’s plenty of eggs and bacon ready for breakfast. Nothing like a good fry-up to kill beer brain.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Check. Yes. Eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, bread, butter, marmalade, three types of cereals, milk, tea, sugar, coffee, hot chocolate. Make it yourself and serve yourself. Kitchen’s that-a-way.

    I’ll just have tea, thank you. In here. Milk and no sugar. 🙂

  39. Baldrick

    Cheers Tom. Mike Lester today.

  40. calli

    That poor little baby didn’t have a chance. Four cm is just the beginning of the active stage of labour and the little tot was breech. In a baby that premmie, the bottom is slight, no fat on it at all, but the head is disproportionately large. So the chin got caught on the rim and the useless quack tried to pull it out.

    Breech these days is reason for a caesarian. The mother was in a British hospital for crying out loud, not a sub-continental humpy.

  41. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Towels are on racks, hotel style, in the bathrooms, and spare toilet paper is on a pole next to the bin.
    Individual toiletries in the baskets are all complementary ones from hotels, or from Mothers Day.
    A fine supply of spare hotel toothbrushes and tiny toothpastes is also there from recent trip to Japan.
    (You get two of these in every hotel stay in Japan. Plus Crowne Plaza near Narita Airport offer eye masks that heat up automatically when you open the pak, but I’ve used both of those.)

    How am I doing, Serena, Motelier? Do I have a future in hospitality?

  42. John Constantine

    Vote Mal, Eat Pal.

    The memes are back on social media, so the by elections are being taken seriously enough to wheel out a few weapons.

  43. calli

    You can come set my place up for the next onslaught, Lizzie.

    Do you fold the towels into swans? That’s skill, that is.

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes, I thought I’d read it was a breech presentation.

    If so, who were the idiots who hadn’t started a Caesar long before?

  45. John Constantine

    If vast herds of revolutionary military age male unemployable unmarried peasants, acting in the economy as millions of consumption machines are a deadset Gross domestic product boost:

    Why is the economy of Italy so far in the toilet?.

    Do they simply need to fly in merkel level millions more revolutionary activists, because Sarah Hanson young couldn’t boat in enough during her volunteer stint?.

    They just haven’t transformed the Italian economy to a strong enough welfare consumption base yet?.

    Comrades.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Do you fold the towels into swans?

    Calli, I can barely fold them into neat rectangles or make those tight rolls of them.
    There is a skill in even doing that properly (a skill I lack). But I try my best.
    On cruises they make amazing towel thingo’s for when you return for the night.
    Best one was an owl on the bed, wearing Hairy’s glasses. Amazing.

  47. Turnip

    Mobile network advice please. I use my mobile data heavily and have A 50g monthly allowance on Optus but reception is generally rubbish. Call dropouts, slow speeds, etc
    Vodafone now have a sort of unlimited plan (shaped after a point) but what is the network like? Are they all rubbish? Not paying the premium for Telstra.

  48. None

    Turn up on with Vodafone and I find them ok and I’m in a black spot ridden area.

  49. Armadillo

    Seriously though, if the IPA wants to reach out to young University students a “Ask a Cat” webpage would be ideal.

    Miss A has started her BOS this year. She did sneak in here and got her first comment in as “Baby Armadillo” It’s when you guys were arguing about something. Just means that she can ask a question if she needs to (without waiting for a moderator).

    She was most appreciative of Bruce of Newcastles advice in Year 12. She’s pretty shy, so usually just phones me direct with questions, or for stuff her friends need help with.

    Some of the material is beyond my education, but right up some other Cats alleyways.

    My point is this. If you want a project for IPA, that’s it.

    Most of the stuff taught in Universities is “skimmed over” without a full understanding.. I’ve sent Miss A and friends to links from here, and suddenly the “light bulb” goes on.

    It’s not anything their lecturers are teaching them. They are hungry for knowledge.

    Another example. Mrs A has taught them the power of the number 9. It’s something that bankers understand. It allows you to find balancing errors.

    It could also be useful for cooking lessons #imhungry/[email protected]

  50. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Four cm is just the beginning of the active stage of labour

    Don’t I know it. You can labour for ten hours in misery only to be told enthusiastically by the midwife that you’re ‘four centimetres now’. You know you’ve got to get to ten, and that is sooooo disheartening.

    Only four centimetres for all that pain. Hit the gas and air again, harder this time.

    Look, this is the reason I don’t go onto any mummie sites. Post-traumatic stress.

  51. None

    I am still flabbergasted by this. Look at this guys Twitter feed and you know that he’s just off with the fairies and yet look at with the gaystapo is doing. Arthur’s comment is chilling. GladysB passed legislation to enable the board and NCAT. http://bernardgaynor.com.au/canary-named-john/

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I believe Vodaphone use a form of VOIP for back-up in places with poor coverage and that it works quite well with few drop outs. Telstra is always the best if coverage is really important. But yes, they charge a premium for that.

  53. Armadillo

    Look, this is the reason I don’t go onto any mummie sites. Post-traumatic stress.

    Sook.

  54. Try a dual sim phone, 1 sim contracted to a cheap carrier. Prepaid telstra for when there is no coverage.

  55. stackja

    Brisbane’s alleged poo jogger outed as corporate high flyer Andrew Douglas Macintosh
    Patrick Billings and Thomas Chamberlin, The Courier-Mail
    31 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    A CORPORATE high-flyer has been dropped in it as the alleged poo jogger who’s been creating quite a stink on Brisbane’s southside.

    Andrew Douglas Macintosh was charged with public nuisance after Greenslopes residents snapped off a shot of the jogger defecating on their pathway.

    Mr Macintosh is national quality manager (retirement) at Australia’s leading retirement village company Aveo.

    The 64-year-old also sits on a Brisbane City Council board advising on planning issues, and was previously a Retirement Village Association director.

    He was charged after Logan Rd residents allegedly snapped a photo of him pooing on a path at their unit block just before 5am on May 11.

    Police have only charged Mr Macintosh, of Greenslopes, with one incident but residents say there were up to 30 unwanted drop-offs.

    “Our place was getting hit frequently,” resident Steve Smith alleged. “It happened on a concrete path at the back of the unit block which is the main entrance way to come in.”

    Disgusted and also frustrated at what appeared to be a degree of planning – there was toilet paper used – Mr Smith and a neighbour hatched a plan to flush out the culprit, working out his route, run time and even following him. A night-vision camera was hidden in the bushes to capture the act.

  56. Snoopy

    Mr. Manafort was briefly President Donald Trump’s campaign manager for several months before being fired based on reports he received illicit payments from a pro-Russia Ukraine political party.

    Such payments are at the heart of the grand jury indictment. It alleges Mr. Manafort laundered the Ukraine money via bank wires into his U.S. holdings, then bought real estate and borrowed against those properties.

    The source said the indictment’s narrative has the touch of Mr. Weissmann. The document repeatedly refers to an inflammatory contention that Mr. Manafort did not report income on his tax returns.

    It says, “Manafort used his hidden overseas wealth to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the United States, without paying taxes on that income.”

    But the indictment does not accuse him of income tax evasion.

    “Because there is no case,” the source said.

    So this is Mueller’s big fish. He earned money in Ukraine and ‘laundered’ the money by transferring it to the US to buy real estate all without avoiding income tax.

    No wonder Monty has a monster woody.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just means that she can ask a question if she needs to (without waiting for a moderator).

    Sinc does an amazing job re the very light moderation we get here. There are almost no other sites like it.
    We should count our blessings, it must be very hard to do and still keep legal. A Cat-type chat site for mentoring students sounds like a great idea. Bringing old once-were-lefties and others with skills in education into contact with current students wanting to escape intellectually from totalitarian leftism in their courses.

  58. Boambee John

    Death Giraffe, Arky, Archibald, et al,

    Another example. Mrs A has taught them the power of the number 9. It’s something that bankers understand. It allows you to find balancing errors.

    Another topic for the Arky Academy?

  59. Armadillo

    Mrs A didn’t even buy me a cigar when Miss A was born.

    I constantly remind her.

  60. stackja

    Warren Mundine calls out the young indigenous complaining about racism and non-Aboriginal self-flagellation
    Warren Mundine, The Daily Telegraph
    June 7, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    THERE was a time when the chattering classes could ­indulge in absurd conversations about nothing without the rest of us having to ­endure it. Perhaps if an idea garnered enough support it might evolve into published work.

    But thanks to social media now any random thought bubble can become a national issue in minutes.

    So it was this week when Meanjin Quarterly released its Winter 2018 edition. Meanjin is a literary magazine founded in 1940 in Brisbane.

    Its name is said to be the word for Brisbane’s ­location in the language of the local Turrbal people.

    Its latest cover story concerned the global campaign against sexual harassment and ­assault of women.

    The cover featured the main article by Clementine Ford written on a blank page with the masthead “Meanjin” changed in handwriting to read “#MeToo”.

    The editor Jonathan Green posted the cover on Twitter. Various readers responded with praise. Not so fast. Within 10 minutes, Amy McQuire tweeted: “The destruction of land, cultures and language is fundamentally tied to violence against Aboriginal women.” Get it? Crossing out the letters “anjin” is the destruction of an ­Aboriginal word.

    Twenty minutes later Karyn Wyld tweeted: “This white-out of an Aboriginal word is so symbolic of white feminism on black country … it hurts.”

    Both McQuire and Wyld are Aboriginal women.

    By that afternoon Green, Ford and other authors had issued grovelling apologies. Ford acknowledged the “deep hurt” caused by the cover design and the “ongoing trauma caused by whiteness in this country”, whatever that means in real life.

    I’m sick and tired of hearing young precious petals complaining about racism.

    The social media furore continued for over 24 hours; mostly non-Aboriginal people tripping over themselves with apologies for their white privilege, then critiquing and apologising for how they expressed their apologies, and so on.

    It’s one of the most pathetic things I’ve seen. I’m sick and tired of hearing young precious petals complaining about racism.

  61. stackja

    When I was born, Aboriginal people in NSW lived under a segregation regime called the Aborigines Protection Act.

    My father needed a certificate of exemption just to travel home from work after 5pm. He carried it with him his whole life and if any young person complained about racism he’d pull it out and tell them they didn’t know what racism was.

    Australia has completely changed. Yet I keep hearing young Aboriginal people complaining about racism; more than I ever did when it was actually ingrained into the law and in how people treated us.

    The loudest complaints are from a minority subset who never lived under segregation and grew up with every opportunity: well-educated, benefited from special programs, live in nice homes, have good jobs and salaries.

    Then there’s this clique of progressive-left non-Aboriginal people falling over themselves with self-flagellation; the sorry-sorry people who apologise for things they’ve never done or that are of no consequence to anyone, like adapting an Aboriginal word in a cover design.

    And maybe I’m becoming more like my father as I get older, but I just want to say: “Get a life.”

    These kinds of dramas — along with the increasing shrieks we hear about so-called cultural appropriation — are part of a broader trend which is making Aboriginal languages and cultures off limits.

    I’m aware of ­organisations wanting to use Aboriginal language words in programs being told they must ask permission from a land council. Why? Since when is use of a word, of any language, controlled by an organisation?

    Adaptation, irony, plays on words; these are all ways in which language is used. And without use, language dies.

    If the fake culture police have their way Aboriginal words and cultural symbols will eventually exist only in museums.

    Finally, take note of the utter hypocrisy of this cohort of lefties pretending to care about violence against Abor­iginal women.

    Australia is in the middle of an epidemic of Aboriginal family violence. Alice Springs counsellor and Warlpiri woman Jacinta Price campaigns tirelessly about this problem.

    For this she’s abused and condemned by social justice warriors. She’s courageous for talking about it.

  62. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sook.

    Totally. 🙂

  63. stackja

    I can’t find any examples of Ford writing on Aboriginal family violence, despite having a weekly column in The Sydney Morning Herald.

    McQuire is a regular opinion writer for The Guardian and the few times I’ve known her to broach the subject she devoted most of her comment to concerns that Aboriginal people and culture are being blamed and Aboriginal men are being demonised.

    If the editorial crew at Meanjin really care about violence against Aboriginal women, then here’s an idea: ask Jacinta Price to write an essay for the next edition on the real story of what’s going on for women in remote ­Aboriginal communities.

    You never know, she might even translate some of it into Warlpiri.

    Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO is author of Warren Mundine — In Black and White @nyunggai

  64. Armadillo

    Sinc does an amazing job re the very light moderation we get here. There are almost no other sites like it.

    I think it’s just the “first” comment that takes awhile. Then it’s open slather.

    Exhibit A) Bird attacks

  65. Delta A

    stackja
    #2730314, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Great article. Thanks, stackja.

  66. Boambee John

    From Instapundit, your tax money at work!

    HEALTH: Broccoli coffee is a thing, because you’re not eating your vegetables.

    Developed by Australia’s chief research organisation, the CSIRO, and Hort Innovation, the powder is produced by using a “combination of selected pre-treatment and drying processes” that help to keep the flavour, colour, and the nutrients from the vegetable.

    The broccoli powder was tested at a Melbourne cafe, Commonfolk, with “mixed reviews” when the concoction was brewed into a latte. Sorry, a “broccolatte.”

    If they could eliminate the flavor, they might be onto something.

  67. Tom

    Not paying the premium for Telstra.

    I do — because I live in the bush. Only way to avoid call drop-outs and poor reception. In any case, my pre-paid mobile costs three-tenths of bugger all ($30 a month). I’m not a big user.

  68. Snoopy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank.

    To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money into U.S. dollars and then euros,

    Ah hahahaha! AP carrying water for the hideously corrupt Obama. Again.

    Everyone knows how advantageous it is to make circuitous currency conversions!

    The only reason the money was converted from Omani Rials to USD is because the European banks wouldn’t touch it. The Iranian money was laundered by Obama.

  69. Farmer Gez

    Sowing finished!
    Machines ran all night with a forecast of good rain later today and tomorrow.
    My brother in law is coming to stay and I’m looking forward to a beer with him and a good match of footy on the TV.
    My job today. Cut wood for the cold blooded reptiles that wear makeup in my house.

  70. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    after having been ruthless and brutally kriptonited…

  71. stackja

    The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access to the US financial system
    The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal.
    The administration did so despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.
    “The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
    Published 10 Hours Ago Updated 2 Hours Ago

  72. Motelier

    Who had heard of this magazine called Meanjin before the leftists chicks (sit down Clementine^) tried to make it about themselves?

    Anybody? Bueller?

    ^Clammy blocked me coz she didn’t like the advice I was offering.

  73. Armadillo

    Death Giraffe, Arky, Archibald, et al,

    Another example. Mrs A has taught them the power of the number 9. It’s something that bankers understand. It allows you to find balancing errors.

    Another topic for the Arky Academy?

    Apparently it’s a skill. Slide rule or something. Everything is divisible by 9. Pick up the difference within a minute whilst the tellers are recounting their cash or whatever. She knows exactly where to look. Cash or cheques, and in which bundle. Tellers are sometimes there for hours. Glances up and down the sheets. It’s there!

  74. Entropy

    Turnip
    #2730300, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:00 am
    Mobile network advice please. I use my mobile data heavily and have A 50g monthly allowance on Optus but reception is generally rubbish. Call dropouts, slow speeds, etc
    Vodafone now have a sort of unlimited plan (shaped after a point) but what is the network like? Are they all rubbish? Not paying the premium for Telstra.

    Just buy a cheap payg sim with a small limit and see if it better for you, you could not even bother porting until you were sure it as better, then switch to a higher volume, more expensive plan permanently if vodo works better for you..

  75. Entropy

    Congrats Farmer Gez.

    Unfortunately things aren’t looking that good in NNSW, darling downs or Central highlands.

  76. stackja

    Delta A
    #2730320, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:29 am
    stackja
    #2730314, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Great article. Thanks, stackja.

    Thank you.

  77. Baldrick

    My job today. Cut wood for the cold blooded reptiles that wear makeup in my house.

    You’re leaving it a bit late Gez. Ours has been running 24/7 since Anzac Day.

  78. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    70s Classic.

    When Will I See You Again (1973) – The Three Degrees

  79. Killdozer is in my thoughts today.

  80. DrBeauGan

    Yes, armadillo, get miss arma to post any questions on political, academic or moral issues to the Çat. She’ll probably get ten different answers and start a flame war, but she won’t be bored.

  81. cohenite

    SO let me get this straight, possum cheeks mueller is prosecuting Manafort for money laundering because he didn’t pay tax on some Ukrainian fees which he used to buy some real estate thus quarantining any due tax but ignoring obuma who laundered $5.7 billion for the Iranians who wanted their funds converted into euros?

    Is that right?

  82. OldOzzie

    Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report
    Concern mounts as DOJ and FBI seek redactions and weaken report

    Sara Carter

    The Department of Justice and the FBI are deliberately attempting to slow roll and redact significant portions of DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz’s report on the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, according to numerous congressional officials and investigators.

    The 400-page report, which was completed several weeks ago and addresses Clinton’s use of her private server for government business, is currently being reviewed by the DOJ and FBI. According to sources, individuals mentioned in the reports are also allowed to review the document. It is expected to be “long and thorough” and will criticize the handling of the investigation by former FBI Director James Comey, who has spent the better part of the past several months promoting his book A Higher Loyalty.

    “It’s been almost a year and a half and it is time that Congress receives the IG report,” said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who has been on the front lines of the battle against the DOJ and FBI’s stonewalling of lawmakers requesting documentation. “This has gone on long enough and the American people’s patience is wearing thin. We need accountability,” said DeSantis.

  83. Top Ender

    What’s the difference between Iran, Afghan and Pakistan?

    Visited quite a few bits of the Middle East in my service time.

    They are all awful.

    Sand, feral camels and jackals, and homicidal locals intent on killing me.

    Not a tree to be seen. All chopped down over the thousands of years of “civilisation” to burn or make stuff out of – and then burn.

    Tell a lie. I saw two date palms once. New ones about two years old.

    I vote we take off an nuke it from orbit.

  84. None

    The whole Telstra is the best with coverage is all b******* a lot of carriers use the Telstra network.

  85. DrBeauGan

    Gab
    #2730340, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:48 am
    Irish Voters File Lawsuits Challenging Results of Referendum Legalizing Abortion, Allege Massive Voter Fraud

    While there’s life, there’s hope.

    The fact is, we know this was a leftie project and we also know lefties lie and cheat every chance they get. So challenging their triumphs is good sense.

  86. Snoopy

    Mueller’s latest attack on Manafort is a sign of weakness, not imminent victory.

    Put another way, the texts from Person A and the perceptions of Persons D1 and D2 are mildly probative evidence that, if fully credited, might lead to a witness-tampering conclusion. But they are a long way from substantial, persuasive evidence that would convince an unbiased trier of fact that witness tampering was attemped. And, given the brevity of the one conversation that took place, the likelihood of actual witness tampering is nearly zero.

    So what is going on here? Why would Mueller’s team, whose actions to date have been premised on overwhelming evidence, take this risk and go out on this evidentiary limb?

    My speculation is simple: This is a sign that they are feeling pressure. Possibly from Trump. Possibly from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Possibly just from their reading of the public tea leaves. Whatever the source of the pressure, they have an increased sense of urgency to move quickly.

    And that translates to the want, and need, for Manafort’s cooperation. Not later but now. And the only way to get that cooperation now is to ramp up the pressure.

  87. OldOzzie

    FBI agents manhandled Manafort and his wife during pre-dawn raid in intimidation effort

    Just how rough special counsel Robert Mueller is playing with Paul Manafort goes back before this week’s indictment — to the FBI’s no-knock raid in July.

    It has been reported that the agents checked Mr. Manafort and wife Kathleen for guns as they broke into the Alexandria condo pre-dawn by picking the lock.

    A source familiar with the case told The Washington Times the search was even more intrusive: An agent patted down Mrs. Manafort before she was allowed to get out of bed.

    “Agents felt up Mrs. Manafort lying in bed to see if she had guns,” the source said of the intimidation.

    The aggressive search of a prone sleepy woman is, the source said, a hallmark of Mr. Mueller’s top prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann. A former mob prosecutor in New York, he specializes in turning witnesses against bigger prey and is not afraid to make things rough for spouses, too.

    Charges against Manafort refer to actions several years ago. There are charges of money laundering and concealing income to evade taxes but no charges of tax evasion. This is just a case of threatening someone until they implicate someone else.

  88. Boambee John

    cohenite
    #2730337, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:46 am
    SO let me get this straight, possum cheeks mueller is prosecuting Manafort for money laundering because he didn’t pay tax on some Ukrainian fees which he used to buy some real estate thus quarantining any due tax but ignoring obuma who laundered $5.7 billion for the Iranians who wanted their funds converted into euros?

    Is that right?

    Between this, McCabe negotiating a rollover, and Comey apparently criticised for insubordination while Director of the FBI, what I need right now is m0nty to tell us what the chatter on lefty blogs is about all this.

    Come on, running dog lackey of the fascist left establishment, give us the gossip.

  89. Armadillo

    I’m apparently meant to be at one of those confessional things whereby they absolve all your sins. You don’t even have to go into the box or anything. Mum recommended it.

    Hardly seems fair. It’s been a while. I have a long list. A very long list. I also have a long list of witnesses who are prepared to testify against me.

    I demand justice.

  90. Percy Popinjay

    Fantastic column in today’s Oz by Dame Judith, flaying that monumental dunderhead Post Turtle Bowen.

    He’s searching around for any angle on which to argue the toss, even if he has to share the stage with the loony, economically illiterate greens.

    Has the Ponds Institute weighed in on this controversial topic?

    The Oz is also reporting that getup had a hand in labor’s mediscare last election. I’d have only been surprised if they hadn’t been involved.

  91. OldOzzie

    The Manafort Tampering Allegations

    I yield to no one in my disdain for President Trump. And I certainly have no brief for Manafort

    All that said, I think that the special counsel’s allegations of witness tampering are rather … thin.

    Put another way, the texts from Person A and the perceptions of Persons D1 and D2 are mildly probative evidence that, if fully credited, might lead to a witness-tampering conclusion. But they are a long way from substantial, persuasive evidence that would convince an unbiased trier of fact that witness tampering was attemped. And, given the brevity of the one conversation that took place, the likelihood of actual witness tampering is nearly zero.

    So what is going on here? Why would Mueller’s team, whose actions to date have been premised on overwhelming evidence, take this risk and go out on this evidentiary limb?

    My speculation is simple: This is a sign that they are feeling pressure. Possibly from Trump. Possibly from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Possibly just from their reading of the public tea leaves. Whatever the source of the pressure, they have an increased sense of urgency to move quickly.

    What is surprising, as I have said, is how thin the factual basis appears to be for these charges. I hope that the Mueller team isn’t rushing its effort. Now is no time to panic.

    Whole Artyicle by Lawfare worth a read

  92. DrBeauGan

    Armadillo
    #2730349, posted on June 7, 2018 at 8:57 am
    I’m apparently meant to be at one of those confessional things whereby they absolve all your sins. You don’t even have to go into the box or anything. Mum recommended it.

    Hardly seems fair. It’s been a while. I have a long list. A very long list. I also have a long list of witnesses who are prepared to testify against me.

    I demand justice.

    Sounds like you might be better off begging for mercy, ‘dillo.

  93. Percy Popinjay

    what I need right now is m0nty to tell us what the chatter on lefty blogs is about all this

    He’s probably at the squirrel sanctuary rounding some up as we speak.

  94. Boambee John

    Did we ever get an answer to the question about the groups of soldiers on the left of the D-Day header photo?

    Whatever they are doing, they are not charging the machine guns. There are barrage balloons up, so the photo probably dates from later than 6 June.

  95. Boambee John

    Certainly not early in the morning.

  96. Delta A

    The Oz is also reporting that getup had a hand in labor’s mediscare last election.

    The picture accompanying the story was telling: grinning grannies wearing Get up! T-shirts swarming around Shorten. Mindless old biddies.

    It makes me ashamed of my generation.

  97. nemkat

    Article about the dangers of eating deer meat, and the real possibility that Alzheimers Disease is identical to Mad Cow Disease.

  98. egg_

    The whole Telstra is the best with coverage is all b******* a lot of carriers use the Telstra network.

    The Carriers Telstra, Optus and Vodaphone have their own independent mobile networks, others may be resellers.

  99. nemkat

    The original story put out, that Wayne Swan’s daughter said ‘Hey, let’s say Turnbull is going to abolish Medicare.” and everyone in the office said ”Okay, let’s give it a shot.” always sounded unlikely.

    The takeout:
    GetUp ran the ALPs 2016 campaign.

  100. egg_

    Fantastic column in today’s Oz by Dame Judith, flaying that monumental dunderhead Post Turtle Bowen.

    He’s searching around for any angle on which to argue the toss, even if he has to share the stage with the loony, economically illiterate greens.

    “Whatever it takes”, Richo?

  101. Baldrick

    Did we ever get an answer to the question about the groups of soldiers on the left of the D-Day header photo?

    It’s a cropped photograph taken on 7 June 1944. Members if the U.S. 90th Division wading ashore.
    (scroll down)

  102. OldOzzie

    The High Price of Stale Grievances

    In the fall of 2016, I was hired to play in Rihanna’s back-up band at the MTV Video Music Awards. To my pleasant surprise, several of my friends had also gotten the call. We felt that this would be the gig of a lifetime: beautiful music, primetime TV, plus, if we were lucky, a chance to schmooze with celebrities backstage.

    But as the date approached, I learned that one of my friends had been fired and replaced. The reason? He was a white Hispanic, and Rihanna’s artistic team had decided to go for an all-black aesthetic—aside from Rihanna’s steady guitarist, there would be no non-blacks on stage. Though I was disappointed on my friend’s behalf, I didn’t consider his firing as unjust at the time—and maybe it wasn’t. Is it unethical for an artist to curate the racial composition of a racially-themed performance? Perhaps; perhaps not. My personal bias leads me to favor artistic freedom, but as a society, we have yet to answer this question definitively.

    One thing, however, is clear. If the races were reversed—if a black musician had been fired in order to achieve an all-white aesthetic—it would have made front page headlines. It would have been seen as an unambiguous moral infraction. The usual suspects would be outraged, calling for this event to be viewed in the context of the long history of slavery and Jim Crow in this country, and their reaction would widely be seen as justified. Public-shaming would be in order and heartfelt apologies would be made. MTV might even enact anti-bias trainings as a corrective.

    When called upon to justify the fact that we make Asians work harder than whites and blacks to get into college, progressives appeal to principles like diversity and inclusion—goals which may indeed be defensible in some form. But there are good reasons to believe that these lofty principles are in fact anchored to an unthinking, reflexive bias towards blacks.

    But we make an exception for blacks. Indeed, what George Orwell wrote in 1945 seems more apt today: “Almost any English intellectual would be scandalised by the claim that the white races are superior to the coloured, whereas the opposite claim would seem to him unexceptionable even if he disagreed with it.”

    Cracks in the reparations mindset are beginning to show themselves. Whites are noticing that black leaders still use historical grievances to justify special dispensations for blacks who were born decades after the end of Jim Crow—and many whites understandably resent this. Asian students are noticing that applying to elite colleges is an uphill battle for them, and are understandably fighting for basic fairness in admissions standards. The majority of blacks themselves are noticing that bias is not the main issue they face anymore, even as blacks who dare express this view are called race traitors.

    As these cracks widen, the far-Left responds by doubling down on the radical strain of black identity politics that caused these problems to begin with, and the far-Right responds with its own toxic strain of white identity politics.

    Stale grievances are dredged up from history and used to justify double-standards that create fresh grievances in turn. And beneath all of this lies the tacit claim that blacks are uniquely constrained by history in a way that Jewish-Americans, East Asian-Americans, Indian-Americans, and countless other historically marginalized ethnic groups are not. In the midst of this breakdown in civil discourse, we must ask ourselves—academics, journalists, activists, politicians, and concerned citizens alike—if we are on a path towards a thriving multi-ethnic democracy or a balkanized hotbed of racial and political tribalism.

    A long but well written article

  103. cohenite

    The Manafort Tampering Allegations

    I yield to no one in my disdain for President Trump. And I certainly have no brief for Manafort

    I suppose this qualifies as a TDS sufferer being fair. Mueller is attacking Manafort for witness tampering. The evidence is thin? FMD.

  104. Rockdoctor

    Saw an article in the airport yesterday in a Mackay newspaper that the AEC won’t pursue the ALP over an unauthorised website set up to pedal various Getup type mistruths about George Christiansen. Can’t help feeling that if the shoe were on the other foot they wouldn’t be so forgiving…

    No link sorry & Mackay Mercury is bizarrely behind a paywall so pointless if I found it anyway.

  105. OldOzzie

    Quillette – The High Price of Stale Grievances – written by Coleman Hughes

    In the fall of 2016, I was hired to play in Rihanna’s back-up band at the MTV Video Music Awards. To my pleasant surprise, several of my friends had also gotten the call. We felt that this would be the gig of a lifetime: beautiful music, primetime TV, plus, if we were lucky, a chance to schmooze with celebrities backstage.

    But as the date approached, I learned that one of my friends had been fired and replaced. The reason? He was a white Hispanic, and Rihanna’s artistic team had decided to go for an all-black aesthetic—aside from Rihanna’s steady guitarist, there would be no non-blacks on stage. Though I was disappointed on my friend’s behalf, I didn’t consider his firing as unjust at the time—and maybe it wasn’t. Is it unethical for an artist to curate the racial composition of a racially-themed performance? Perhaps; perhaps not. My personal bias leads me to favor artistic freedom, but as a society, we have yet to answer this question definitively.

    One thing, however, is clear. If the races were reversed—if a black musician had been fired in order to achieve an all-white aesthetic—it would have made front page headlines. It would have been seen as an unambiguous moral infraction. The usual suspects would be outraged, calling for this event to be viewed in the context of the long history of slavery and Jim Crow in this country, and their reaction would widely be seen as justified. Public-shaming would be in order and heartfelt apologies would be made. MTV might even enact anti-bias trainings as a corrective.

    When called upon to justify the fact that we make Asians work harder than whites and blacks to get into college, progressives appeal to principles like diversity and inclusion—goals which may indeed be defensible in some form. But there are good reasons to believe that these lofty principles are in fact anchored to an unthinking, reflexive bias towards blacks.

    But we make an exception for blacks. Indeed, what George Orwell wrote in 1945 seems more apt today: “Almost any English intellectual would be scandalised by the claim that the white races are superior to the coloured, whereas the opposite claim would seem to him unexceptionable even if he disagreed with it.”

    Cracks in the reparations mindset are beginning to show themselves. Whites are noticing that black leaders still use historical grievances to justify special dispensations for blacks who were born decades after the end of Jim Crow—and many whites understandably resent this. Asian students are noticing that applying to elite colleges is an uphill battle for them, and are understandably fighting for basic fairness in admissions standards. The majority of blacks themselves are noticing that bias is not the main issue they face anymore, even as blacks who dare express this view are called race traitors.

    As these cracks widen, the far-Left responds by doubling down on the radical strain of black identity politics that caused these problems to begin with, and the far-Right responds with its own toxic strain of white identity politics.

    Stale grievances are dredged up from history and used to justify double-standards that create fresh grievances in turn. And beneath all of this lies the tacit claim that blacks are uniquely constrained by history in a way that Jewish-Americans, East Asian-Americans, Indian-Americans, and countless other historically marginalized ethnic groups are not. In the midst of this breakdown in civil discourse, we must ask ourselves—academics, journalists, activists, politicians, and concerned citizens alike—if we are on a path towards a thriving multi-ethnic democracy or a balkanized hotbed of racial and political tribalism.

    A long but well written article

  106. H B Bear

    Andrew Douglas Macintosh was charged with public nuisance after Greenslopes residents snapped off a shot of the jogger defecating on their pathway.

    Nice. Subs didn’t pick that one up.

  107. C.L.

    Mueller’s claim to fame is the John Kerry hair and a long-ago won Silver Star.
    (Bear in mind that the Americans give out decorations more freely than Anglo-Australian armies).
    Now he’s finishing his disastrous career as a policeman by organising the sexual assault of Republican wives. A disgraceful, dishonourable clown.

  108. from the age (no link)

    The owners of Doyle’s Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc say they will have to pour more than 120 more pots of beer each day just to keep pace with power bills that have tripled from $8000 a month in the wake of last year’s closure of the Hazelwood power plant in the Latrobe Valley.

    that wind/solar stuff just keeps making electrickery cheaper!

  109. C.L.

    The ABC is furious that Trump commuted the preposterous life (meaning life) sentence of a first-time non-violent drug offender – who is also a black woman and a grandmother. Furious because it was a humane, admirable gesture. So they poo-jogger the story:

    US President Donald Trump has commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who had served more than 20 years in prison on a first-time drug offence.

    Ms Johnson was released from federal prison hours after Mr Trump’s order, with footage showing her running toward her family, throwing her arms open wide and embracing them in front of a crowd of onlookers.

    Her cause had been taken up by celebrity Kim Kardashian West, who personally lobbied Mr Trump on her behalf last week.

    A White House official familiar with the clemency process said Mr Trump continues to examine the cases of people who he believes have been victims of the criminal justice system.

    Mr Trump’s decision comes amid a recent flurry of pardons issued by the President, who has seemed drawn to causes advocated by conservatives, celebrities or those who once appeared on his former reality show, The Apprentice.

    This use of executive power is taking place against the backdrop of the Russia investigation that hangs over his presidency.

  110. Death Giraffe

    From Nemkat’s link above:
    ..

    Mad cow disease and CWD are both essentially man-made diseases, created through modern factory farming methods in which herbivores are forced into cannibalism. One of the primary modes of transmission of mad cow is feeding cows bone meal and waste products from other cattle infected with the disease.

    ..
    So if cannibalism is the problem in the transmission of prions, and we might think of organ transplants as basically just a form of cannibalism, might night widespread use of organ transplantation, use of fetal stem cells etc, cause a similar problem?

  111. Roger

    The owners of Doyle’s Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc …

    The equivalent of two full time jobs cut to pay the pub’s electricity bill.

    Not to worry, Premier Andrews recently secured a promise from generators to give 5 years notice of coal fired power station closures so you can see the pan coming well in advance.

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDIGENOUS
    Echoes of Uluru as nascent office hailed for voice to parliament

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 7, 2018

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    Perth
    @paigeataylor

    The West Australian Labor government will give Aboriginal ­people a voice to state parliament that is likely to prompt comparisons with the advisory body called for in the Uluru Statement and since rejected by the Coalition.

    WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt, who is also Treasurer, will today announce the beginning of a two-year consultation process for the new Independent Office for Aboriginal People as he heralds a post-native title determination era in which he says agreement will be more prominent than adversarial litigation.

    Mr Wyatt has said he is disappointed by the Turnbull government’s decision not to embrace the Uluru Statement. Malcolm Turnbull has described the statement’s proposed federal advisory body as akin to “a third chamber of parliament”. But The Australian understands neither Mr Wyatt nor the McGowan government have expectations about what form the WA Aboriginal advisory body should take. It intends to take advice from Aboriginal West Australians.

    Mr Wyatt — whose father Cedric was born at the Moore River Native Settlement in 1940 and removed from his mother — will tell the National Native Title conference in ­Broome today that Australia’s founding fathers “designed our national Constitution explicitly denying the validity of indigenous people”.

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    Mr Wyatt’s address explains that nowhere else in Australia is the Native Title Act more extensively used than in WA for claims, determinations and agreements. Last year for the first time in WA the number of determinations ­exceeded the number of claimant applications.

    Mr Wyatt will tell the conference that WA must create certainty for native title holders, industry and the community.

    From the Oz.

  113. Roger

    …see the pain coming well in advance.

  114. Roger

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    If so, why is there now a need for special representation of aboriginal people in parliament?

    They have the vote and all the other privileges of citizenship.

  115. max

    It’s a cropped photograph taken on 7 June 1944.

    Had no luck with that link, Baldrick. Adds to the curiosity about the pic, though. Thanks for the explanation.

  116. C.L.

    Mr Trump’s decision comes amid a recent flurry of pardons issued by the President …

    A quick check shows that after 18 months at the helm, Trump has made five pardons and two commutations. After 18 months, Barack Obama made nine pardons and 13 commutations. Eleven of Obama’s 22 interventions concerned drugs offences.

  117. Baldrick

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    This is why we can never have nice things.

  118. Baldrick

    Had no luck with that link, Baldrick.

    Scroll down the page. I think it’s the 10th photograph down.

  119. Snoopy

    Australia’s founding fathers “designed our national Constitution explicitly denying the validity of indigenous people”.

    Lying liar.

  120. jupes

    The Oz is also reporting that getup had a hand in labor’s mediscare last election.

    That would be the same GetUp that Chrissy Pyne lobbied to get rid of Abbott.

  121. Snoopy

    Imagine the howls of impotent rage from the ABC when Trump turns his hand to pardoning traitors, deserters and terrorists.

  122. jupes

    (Bear in mind that the Americans give out decorations more freely than Anglo-Australian armies).

    Not any more. Mona Shindy has more medals than Albert Jacka.

  123. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick
    #2730394, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:39 am
    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    It was not a case of racist supremacist values except possibly for uneducated simpletons. It was a great big bloody obvious to everyone case of massive cultural superiority.

  124. Armadillo

    Death Giraffe
    #2730385, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Giraffe, shouldn’t you be working? Or at least looking for a job?

    Off you go then.

  125. Armadillo

    No one likes ex public servants loitering about the blog.

  126. egg_

    So if cannibalism is the problem in the transmission of prions, and we might think of organ transplants as basically just a form of cannibalism, might night widespread use of organ transplantation, use of fetal stem cells etc, cause a similar problem?

    The Left seem to think it’s OK to grow meat in a lab versus farming, until their crazy ethics analyses that, because plants don’t feelz, apparently.

  127. Andreas

    (Bear in mind that the Americans give out decorations more freely than Anglo-Australian armies).

    Which is more free with the boob jobs?
    Asking for a friend.

  128. Some History

    Knock Knock

    Who’s there?

  129. Some History

    Knock Knock

    Who’s there?

    Etch.

  130. Some History

    Knock Knock

    Who’s there?

    Etch.

    Etch who?

  131. Some History

    Knock Knock

    Who’s there?

    Etch.

    Etch who?

    Bless you 🙂

  132. H B Bear

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    Sounds like Benny has donned the possum skin undies and headed off to the Peanut Head School of Historical Revisionism.

  133. cohenite

    Big brother is watching you; just zoom in to see what the punters are doing:

    http://www.gigapixel.com/image/gigapan-canucks-g7.html

  134. max

    So what’s the answer toLL’s poser ?

  135. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2730387, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:28 am

    INDIGENOUS
    Echoes of Uluru as nascent office hailed for voice to parliament

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 7, 2018

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    Perth
    @paigeataylor

    The West Australian Labor government will give Aboriginal ­people a voice to state parliament that is likely to prompt comparisons with the advisory body called for in the Uluru Statement and since rejected by the Coalition.

    WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt, who is also Treasurer, will today announce the beginning of a two-year consultation process for the new Independent Office for Aboriginal People as he heralds a post-native title determination era in which he says agreement will be more prominent than adversarial litigation.

    This will not end well. Mr Wyatt has suffered terribly:

    Mr Wyatt spent his early years in the Goldfields before graduating from Aquinas College in 1991. He studied Arts and Law at UWA and attained a Master’s Degree with Distinction from the London School of Economics.

    He trained as an officer in the Australian Army Reserves graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1996. Ben was awarded the Australian Defence Medal in 2008.

    Mr Wyatt was elected as the Member for Victoria Park in 2006 following the retirement of Dr Geoff Gallop.

  136. cohenite

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    Mr Wyatt should get on that space shuttle his culture invented before the white bastards came and usurped his way of life.

  137. C.L.

    Class A prime agricultural land …
    This is what will be done to it in the name of the weather cult.

    An artist’s impression of …

  138. H B Bear

    Why the hell is a taxpayer funded university buying a solar electric farm? Who is paying for this?

  139. Armadillo

    You are, Bear. It’s why you can’t afford pants.

  140. thefrolickingmole

    Labor wont be happy until they have a hereditary landed gentry ensconced in Australia parliament & society at large.
    A group whos ancestral titles enable them to live off the labour of their serfs, distinct from the common people by their claimed ancestral heritage.

    They are a weird mob.

  141. H B Bear

    UQ energy and sustainability manager Andrew Wilson said the university would become energy neutral by 2020, with the construction of the solar farm to offset its annual electricity needs.

    “It’s been a trend where we’ve seen corporations across the world like Apple, IKEA and Walmart, as well as throughout Australia enter into something called power purchase agreements,” Mr Wilson said.

    “This is like a contract for an organisation to buy energy from a renewable energy project.

    “With UQ we wanted to take that one step further and leverage the experience we already have in the renewable energy space and to build, own and operate the asset ourselves.

    Hey public service dependent Andrew Wilson, Apple, IKEA and Walmart have billion dollar revenue streams. They can do what they like. UQ is a taxpayer funded cog in the education-immigration Ponzi. See the difference?

  142. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,” Mr Wyatt will say.

    racist supremacist values = modern prosperity

    some people love squalor and poverty

  143. zyconoclast

    The only reason Melinda is of any importance is because she married Bill Gates.

    Why Melinda Gates Has Been Funding Female VCs Through Her Secretive Investment Firm

    “I am a big believer in disruptive innovation, but it’s been incredibly disappointing to watch how few women-led businesses are getting funded,” Gates told Fortune. “Ultimately, if we want more innovation and better products, we’ve got to put more money behind women and minorities. That wasn’t happening, so I decided to step in and see what I could do to help a little bit.”

    I am specifically looking at funds who over-index on women-led and minority-led businesses. Has this leader done this before? How do they think about business? Where have they done a great job in the past? Or if they are emerging, why am I willing to take a little bit more risk on that situation? What is it about those fund managers that makes me think I’ll still get a great return on my money — because I care a lot about that — but also wow, they’re going to find some new ideas out there that others aren’t already going after.

    I’m asking a lot of business questions about how they will go about their funding, how they will over-index on women’s businesses, and how they will hold themselves accountable for a great return.

  144. zyconoclast

    If he did that hear he would get promoted and a custom made hijab.

    Virginia man who wanted to join Islamic State gets 5 years for lying to the US Army

    According to court documents and prosecutors, Patel – who was raised Hindu before converting to Islam several years ago – traveled to China in July 2016 to teach English. While there, he grew displeased with how that country treated Muslims.

    So why didn’t he try an join the Chinese army?

  145. mh

    Bill Gates has doubled down on his goal to depopulate the planet, using deceitful Orwellian doublespeak in a new video to bamboozle his naive followers into believing that “by making people healthier, we can reduce the world’s population.”

  146. Shy Ted

    Echoes of Uluru as nascent office hailed for voice to parliament.
    As if the elders are going to turn up. On time. And sober. Not gonna happen.

  147. Old School Conservative

    C.L.
    #2730393, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:38 am
    A quick check shows that after 18 months at the helm, Trump has made five pardons and two commutations. After 18 months, Barack Obama made nine pardons and 13 commutations. Eleven of Obama’s 22 interventions concerned drugs offences.

    Three airheads on one of the morning “infotainment” shows showing at the doctors’ surgery today held an in depth discussion about this. The depth was puddle deep.
    All blamed Trump for breaching judicial independence.
    Not one mention of the other Presidents in American history who have done the same thing.
    Certainly no mention of Clinton nor Obama’s extensive list of pardons.
    No mention of the Constitutional legality of these pardons.

    Gullible minds watch these shows.

  148. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2730443, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:56 am

    more innovation and better products….women and minorities.

    marketing?

  149. John Constantine

    The decolonialisation revolution will hand out mining permits to the chicom Peoples Liberation Army, because the PLA will hand out ‘get out of jail free’ cards to Big Men that like Safe Schools.

    Comrades.

  150. H B Bear

    Bill Gates = American Soros

  151. zyconoclast

    Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

    The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent that difficult “trying” part — by whining until success was easily achieved.

    At Hanover Park High School last month, a mother complained when her daughter got cut after cheerleading tryouts. Instead of telling her tough luck, the athletic director placated the mom and changed the team’s policy, allowing any wannabe cheerleader to join the squad.

    Naturally this upset the kids who made the team fair and square, and they brought their grievances to the school board.

    “I did not put in 18 months of work to lead up to this moment just to be told it didn’t matter anymore,” sophomore Jada Alcontara told News12 New Jersey.

    Despite its reputation, cheerleading isn’t just about shaking pompoms and yelling catchy chants. Squad members practice gymnastic maneuvers that require strength, flexibility and flair. Now there will be cheerleaders on the team who won’t possess enough of these skills, while those who do have seen their talents devalued.

    Giving guaranteed slots to willing participants may make a team seem more inclusive, but it won’t force its members to be. People given an easy pass are unlikely to be met with open arms by those who earned their way.

    And what happens to those who are accepted on the basis of “inclusion” rather than merit?

    Three years ago New York City’s Fire Department found out after allowing female applicant Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder to fail her way into a $81,000-a-year desk job. Firefighters fumed at the preferential treatment in an online forum. “If you can’t meet the standards, you are a danger to yourself, the public and most importantly everyone operating on the fire ground who is doing their job,” one wrote, according to The Post.

    That prediction proved accurate. After just 10 days on the job, Doirin-Holder was injured while inspecting equipment in a station house, stepping off a ladder incorrectly and fracturing her foot.

    It’s not just the FDNY that has lowered standards. When some women were unable to pass the fitness test for combat positions in the Marines, one of the most difficult endurance tests for female recruits was removed. And as low levels of unemployment reduced their pool of potential enlistees, the Army started allowing at least 4 percent of those scoring at the bottom third of its aptitude tests into basic training (up from 2 percent). The Army also expanded its waivers for marijuana use, so where once a history of taking pot was disqualifying, it no longer is.

    Lowering standards has become a nationwide — and even global — phenomenon. When schools were unable to pass the basic proficiency tests of the No Child Left Behind law in 2002, educators simply made the tests easier over the years, allowing more kids to pass while keeping the schools’ federal funding intact. And, as of last year, teachers in New York no longer have to take a literacy test that many found too difficult. Meanwhile, in England, schools are now removing analogue clocks in exam rooms and replacing them with digital versions because students unable to read clock faces felt stressed about it.

    All this mollycoddling comes at an emotional and developmental cost.

    Jessica Lahey, author of the best-selling book “The Gift of Failure,” told The Post: “Kids are smarter than we give them credit for, and they know when we lower our expectations for them. When we give praise, awards or a slot on the team unearned . . . they no longer trust adults to be honest and unbiased arbiters of quality. Lying to kids about the quality of their work or downgrading our expectations so as not to make kids feel bad will only result in their no longer trusting our judgment.”

    We’re not doing anyone any favors by opening the floodgates to the FDNY or even a cheerleading squad. Those given an easy way in end up having lower feelings of self-worth, because they know they didn’t earn their spot and have to face those who did every day. It’s humiliation — not charity.

    A famous cheer goes, “We know we’re the best, better than all the rest.” But kids and adults everywhere are learning the destructive lesson that you don’t have to be the best anymore. Just showing up is enough.

  152. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    This is legit.

    We need SMOD more than ever:

    https://twitter.com/CHSommers/status/1004474686493872128

  153. Snoopy

    C.L.
    #2730426, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Class A prime agricultural land …
    This is what will be done to it in the name of the weather cult.

    FFS what’s your problem? It’s a solar FARM.

    Sheesh. Some people.

  154. jupes

    “But the tumultuous global forces of the 20th century comprehensively overturned the colonial and racist supremacist values that shaped the birth of the Australian nation,”

    What a fucking ingrate.

    The colonial British values did indeed shape the birth of the Australian nation. Those values were superior in every way to the values of the totalitarian, stone-age, tribal Aboriginal culture it replaced.

    And the sooner the Aborigines embraced that colonial culture the sooner their life improved. Even today, the more Aborigines embrace their tribal culture, the worse their live is.

    As far as the 20th century is concerned, the more we overturn the “colonial racist supremacist” values i.e. kowtow to the professional Aboriginal whingers, the more they demand.

  155. Old School Conservative

    Heard around the kiddies sporting grounds every Saturday in Australia:
    “Whose turn is it to be best and fairest?”

    Another example is the constant advertising from all sorts of businesses and universities that “You can change the world” or the ubiquitous “Make a difference”.
    No, very few can but don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.

  156. JC

    FFS what’s your problem? It’s a solar FARM.

    Sheesh. Some people.

    They grow solars. Ever tried a solar salad, it’s the best.

  157. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    US President Donald Trump has commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who had served more than 20 years in prison on a first-time drug offence.

    Ms Johnson was released from federal prison hours after Mr Trump’s order, with footage showing her running toward her family, throwing her arms open wide and embracing them in front of a crowd of onlookers.

    Her cause had been taken up by celebrity Kim Kardashian West, who personally lobbied Mr Trump on her behalf last week.

    A White House official familiar with the clemency process said Mr Trump continues to examine the cases of people who he believes have been victims of the criminal justice system.

    He needs to pardon Matthew Charles now:

    https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-commute-matthew-charles-prison-sentence

    I predicted this long ago: Trump is the first Black President. They all secretly love him.

  158. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
  159. Old School Conservative

    j

    upes
    #2730460, posted on June 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    The colonial British values did indeed shape the birth of the Australian nation.

    I’d love to see a conservative politician advocating a national “Thank You” day for aboriginals whom want to say thanks for lifting us out of the dark ages and into a $30 billion p.a. lifestyle.

  160. C.L.

    Despite its reputation, cheerleading isn’t just about shaking pompoms and yelling catchy chants.

    Indeed. In the US, it’s actually one of the most dangerous sports.

  161. stackja

    CAMPERDOWN Parramatta Rd approaching City Rd
    ACCIDENT Car, Bicycle
    Started today 12:14pm
    Heavy traffic conditions.
    Impact: Impact 2 of 3 city bound lane(s) closed.
    Attending: Emergency service(s), RMS
    Advice: Exercise caution

  162. This is legit.

    Beyond parody. These people are insane.

  163. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Kim Kardashian West

    Verified account

    @KimKardashian

    So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.

    It’s happening bitches.

  164. Towels are on racks, hotel style, in the bathrooms, and spare toilet paper is on a pole next to the bin.
    Individual toiletries in the baskets are all complementary ones from hotels, or from Mothers Day.
    A fine supply of spare hotel toothbrushes and tiny toothpastes is also there from recent trip to Japan.
    (You get two of these in every hotel stay in Japan. Plus Crowne Plaza near Narita Airport offer eye masks that heat up automatically when you open the pak, but I’ve used both of those.)
    How am I doing, Serena, Motelier? Do I have a future in hospitality?

    You’re doing very badly. You’ve no idea whatsoever.
    Your ignorance is woeful.
    You mention a some irrelevant stuff.

    No mention of your Responsible Management of Licence Venues certificate, no mention of your Approved Liquor Manager’s Licence, no mention of the Responsible Service of Alcohol certification of your staff, no mention of you Risk Assessment Management Plan (this is your multi-page plan for mitigating risk to the public from people having a drink in your place), no mention of your Fire Safety Management Plan (usually at least 63 pages long), no mention of your “Section 60” management plan (a multi-page management plan detailing how you and your staff will manage a happy hour), no mention of your Food Safety Supervisor certification, nor of your Kitchen Standard Operating Procedures (i.e. sign on the wall saying “light stove, put water on stove, when you see lotsa bubbles remove from stove, congrats you have just boiled water”), No Mention of your food safety checking procedures and charts (all must be documented and filled in by hand multiple times each day), no mention of your “Received Goods” safety & hygiene management plans and procedures, likewise no mention of the written charts to accompany same, No Mention of how you ensure all staff are fully training in use of a fire extinguisher within 7 days of commencing employment, no mention of your chart of staff starting dates and their certifications, to be available to all inspectors who ask for it.

    That’ll do for a start.

    You mentioned things pertaining to customer comfort, customer needs, and good service. You’ll never make it.

  165. stackja

    Jimmy Carter reduced Sirica sentence on Liddy.

  166. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    D-Day passes in Australia now with nary a mention.

    The ANZAC Day cult is now complete.

    Sad.

  167. C.L.

    James Woods (IQ: 180) in prime position at World Series of Poker:

    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods

  168. egg_

    UQ energy and sustainability manager Andrew Wilson…

    Fvcktard architect.
    Next.

  169. Death Giraffe

    Armadillo
    #2730407, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:05 am
    No one likes ex public servants loitering about the blog.

    ..
    I can do two things at once.
    And listen, prick*.
    I’m not an ex- public servant.
    I’m an ex- fitter and turner who just happened to have a short spell of teaching.
    So there.
    🙂
    ..
    [*Smiley face added to show tone of post- therefore if you get offended it’s because you can’t take a joke]

  170. C.L.

    Next time you hear a sob story about isolated Brazilian forest folk being exposed to modernity by logging, bear in mind that they’re disgusting savages who should be forcibly converted:

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/298845/

  171. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Kamayurá are among a handful of indigenous peoples in Brazil known to engage in infanticide and the selective killing of older children. Those targeted include the disabled, the children of single mothers, and twins—whom some tribes, including the Kamayurá, see as bad omens. [A Kamayurá man] told me of a 12-year-old boy from his father’s generation whom the tribe buried alive because he “wanted to be a woman.”

    Sounds like Planned Parenthood have an Amazon branch.

  172. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    #CandaceForCongress

    She can do far more damage out of politics.

  173. Roger

    The Brazilian Association of Anthropology was opposing the proposal, arguing that “the most repressive and lethal actions ever perpetrated against the indigenous peoples of the Americans … were unfailingly justified through appeals to noble causes, humanitarian values and universal principles.”

    Damn those humanitarian values.

  174. C.L.

    Certifiable lunatic Kathy Griffin goes after Ivanka Trump – suggesting Ivanka is indeed a c-nt – because she … encouraged depressed people to ask for help in a Twitter post about Kate Spade.

    Kathy Griffin trolls ‘feckless’ Ivanka Trump over tweet mourning Kate Spade.

  175. DrBeauGan

    I doubt if our aborigines would have looked kindly on a boy who wanted to be a girl.

  176. Fisky

    Wonderful video of grandmother Alice Johnson being reunited with her family after serving 20 years in jail for drug possession. It was thanks to Trump pardoning Johnson, but Jeff Sessions probably wanted to give her the electric chair.

    https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1004501659496534016

  177. stackja

    C.L.
    #2730482, posted on June 7, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Primitives performing noble savagery.

  178. Fisky

    Trump should keep doing this by the way. Every week, pardon another black or Hispanic felon who was jailed for some monstrous length of time over petty drug possession. He will never run out of material up to the mid-terms and all through 2020.

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You mentioned things pertaining to customer comfort, customer needs, and good service. You’ll never make it.

    Ulp. I was only trying to save myself some trouble, Horrificer, so’s I could sleep in.
    I plead guilty to anticipating their needs. All guests have departed.
    They’ve left a bloody awful mess behind them too. Men, of course.
    I don’t think this hospitality business is all it’s cracked up to be.
    Sleeping bag on the floor with no brekkie included for them next time.
    I suppose I’ll need a damned certificate for that too?

  180. jupes

    Ban ALL Islamic ‘charities’.

    Sydney teenager encouraged to join IS by Australian charity boss, Lebanese military tribunal told

    This is disturbing in other ways:

    The ABC understands Lebanese authorities are now preparing to deport the teenager to Australia …

    Oh dear.

    … where he is expected to come to the attention of Australian counter-terrorism authorities.

    Under attention? How about they arrest the fucker.

    Several other members of the charity have been charged in Lebanon including the founder of its Lebanese arm, Ibrahim Barakat, who was arrested in 2015 and described himself to Lebanese interrogators as the religious leader of IS in the country’s north … Dar Al Quran Wa Sunnah has also been the target of counter-terrorism police investigations in Australia … Dar Al Quran Wa Sunnah continues to operate as a charity in Australia, registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

    #Too.Stupid.To.Survive.

  181. Fisky

    Other than getting more black votes, what’s the bet Trump is pardoning these people to annoy Jeff Sessions?

  182. thefrollickingmole

    They grow solars. Ever tried a solar salad, it’s the best.

    Is there an egg in it?

  183. D-Day passes in Australia now with nary a mention.
    The ANZAC Day cult is now complete.
    Sad.

    4 years ago, on the 70th anniversary, the Mayor & all the elected Shire Councillors of two shires – ours & the adjacent shire – were in my cocktail bar, after a hard couple of days of secret business of councils & regional funding.

    All day the TV was running newsreel footage of D-Day, various landing craft, parachute drops, skies laden with fleets of DC-3’s, & so on.

    At some point one of the councillors gazed up incomprehendingly at the screen, said “Hey, what’s that stuff on the TV?
    They all looked up, Two Mayors and Two sets of elected councillors.
    They all stared for about 30 seconds, then one of them said:
    Must be some sort of Gallipoli shit.”

    Puzzled solved, they all lowered their gaze, returned to their drinks and chattered on about how to squeeze more out of the federal govt. or whatever they were discussing.

    I had to leave the room. I went for a long walk.

  184. thefrollickingmole

    Also people who parade their eating disorders as a virtue and simultaneously call shit things like “bacon Tofu” are in denial, not role models.

  185. Derp

    “The Obama administration secretly sought to…”

    Rinse and repeat for the Most Transparent Administration evaaaaaaa

  186. Fisky

    The other good thing about Trump using the pardon pen all the time is he will be able to pardon some of his buddies if he has to, such as Flynn and Manafort, and then quickly move onto the next big pardon to manipulate the news cycle.

  187. Roger

    The ABC understands Lebanese authorities are now preparing to deport the teenager to Australia …

    Wanted to join IS because he was “shocked by the bloody repression in Syria”.

    The bloody repression in the erstwhile Islamic State was not a problem, apparently.

  188. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Trump should keep doing this by the way. Every week, pardon another black or Hispanic felon who was jailed for some monstrous length of time over petty drug possession. He will never run out of material up to the mid-terms and all through 2020.

    He should start a Department of Pardons and live televise the winners each week.

    (Call me, Don. I have a lot more ideas.)

  189. egg_

    FFS what’s your problem? It’s a solar FARM.

    Too bad if it’s hail prone.

  190. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Trump needs to legalise pot and make Jeff Sessions announce the law change.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Alice Johnson. Free at last. Thanks to President Trump, who may have once read this:

    The quality of mercy is not strained.
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
    ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
    His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
    It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings;
    It is an attribute to God Himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
    When mercy seasons justice.

    I doubt many children come across it in school these days.

  192. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The felonious?
    3 crims get together to run their case for pardon past the Prez and 2 others, each being given 5 minutes for their pitch.
    Then a prosecutor comes out and tries to justify the sentence.

    Would be gold star television.

  193. Fisky

    Mícheál Breathnach Retweeted

    Fragarach

    @JesterNrx
    11h
    11 hours ago

    More
    In the 50s my grandmother was in the Catholic Truth Society an anti-communist group that held novenas for the soul of Russia.

    They were told a communist regime in Ireland would impose, secularism , abortion, force women into work/kids into creches and supranationalism……

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    thefrollickingmole
    #2730497, posted on June 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    They grow solars. Ever tried a solar salad, it’s the best.
    Is there an egg in it?

    Dunno.

    Egg, you there? Ever been in a solar salad?

  195. Roger

    They were told a communist regime in Ireland would impose, secularism , abortion, force women into work/kids into creches and supranationalism……

    All supported by the Liberal Party in Australia.

  196. Entropy

    thefrollickingmole
    #2730510, posted on June 7, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The felonious?
    3 crims get together to run their case for pardon past the Prez and 2 others, each being given 5 minutes for their pitch.
    Then a prosecutor comes out and tries to justify the sentence.

    Would be gold star television

    Three crims enter, one pardoned leaves.

  197. H B Bear
    #2730437, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:54 am
    UQ energy and sustainability manager Andrew Wilson said the university would become energy neutral by 2020, with the construction of the solar farm to offset its annual electricity needs.

    I’ll start taking them seriously when they use the word “supply” instead of “offset”.

  198. C.L.

    4 years ago, on the 70th anniversary, the Mayor & all the elected Shire Councillors of two shires – ours & the adjacent shire – were in my cocktail bar, after a hard couple of days of secret business of councils & regional funding.

    All day the TV was running newsreel footage of D-Day, various landing craft, parachute drops, skies laden with fleets of DC-3’s, & so on.

    At some point one of the councillors gazed up incomprehendingly at the screen, said “Hey, what’s that stuff on the TV?”
    They all looked up, Two Mayors and Two sets of elected councillors.
    They all stared for about 30 seconds, then one of them said:
    “Must be some sort of Gallipoli shit.”

    Puzzled solved, they all lowered their gaze, returned to their drinks and chattered on about how to squeeze more out of the federal govt. or whatever they were discussing.

    You should have Killdozered the joint.

  199. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Richard Baris

    @Peoples_Pundit
    Jun 5
    More
    Nearly 3 in 10 black voters say young black Americans are doing better under Donald Trump than Barack Obama. Overall, 32% agree. That’s up from just 16% who said the same under Mr. Obama in March 2014. Trump doesn’t need a majority. 3 in 10 is devastating.

    It’s happening!

  200. Spider

    I see Plibbrrs claiming the tax system discriminates against woman because they have to pay $6 more a year for tampons.

    Of course she doesn’t quote the cost.
    FMD

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    D-Day passes in Australia now with nary a mention.

    Was not always such. Way back when, I used to work with a fairly sizable English contingent most of who were World War Two veterans and some of who were D-day and the Battle for Normandy veterans.

    There used to be quite a number of “sickies” every June 7th…

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They were told a communist regime in Ireland would impose, secularism , abortion, force women into work/kids into creches and supranationalism……

    Yeah. The path to destruction ahead.
    Even in that lot, nobody’d ever dreamed up ‘gay mariage’ and parenting though, had they?

  203. egg_

    Ever been in a solar salad?

    Can’t confirm or deny.

  204. You should have Killdozered the joint.

    Hence I had to go for a looong walk.
    If you see Two regional shires requiring complete by-elections, you’ll know it happened again.

  205. Percy Popinjay

    This is legit.

    So is this.

    #thesepeopleareinsane

  206. egg_

    with the construction of the solar farm to offset its annual electricity needs.

    The Annual Reports from the Community wind farm recently featured on Landline showed that they got more income from subsidies than actual electricity supply to the Grid.

  207. classical_hero

    June is LGBT month. Of course that stands Liquor, Guns, Bacon and Tits.

  208. Zyconoclast

    In December 2016, a High Court judge ordered a Russian billionaire who has owned a home in England since the 1990s, to pay the equivalent of $US646 million to his ex-wife, Tatiana Akhmedova. He refused, arguing that the couple had been divorced in Russia more than a decade ago.

    Unconvinced and unable to enforce his ruling, the judge in April ordered Akhmedov to hand over the yacht, valued at roughly $US500 million, to his ex-wife. It has since been impounded by authorities in Dubai, where it had turned up for maintenance.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/i-don-t-want-to-play-the-victim-one-of-the-costliest-divorces-in-history-is-getting-messier-20180607-p4zjyl.html

  209. Snoopy

    I think Obama may have been correct when he mused that perhaps his presidential term occurred 20 years too soon.

    In 2011 Abbott got into all sorts of trouble with the Left for unwittingly standing in front of a sign which read Ditch the Witch. In 2018 he could stand in front of a Shunt the Xunt sign and the Left would applaud. Apparently.

  210. cohenite

    No words:

    Studded with Muslim celebrities, almost 500 people including Muslim community leaders, members of parliament, councillors, commissioners from Victorian Multicultural Commission and movers and shakers who have served our communities, this year the Premier’s Ramadhan Dinner was the largest ever, held on Monday 21 May 2018 at the glamorous Sofitel Melbourne.
    The sound of the blessed athan (call to prayer) echoed across the beautifully decorated hall, voiced by non other than our very own football favourite Bashar Houli following the moving recitation of the Noble Quran by a young man Abdirahman Hassan.
    The event with the theme “Contribution & Belonging” was MCed by VMC Youth Commissioner, Tina Hosseini.
    Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews gave a wonderful speech highlighting how humbled he was by the countless positive “contributions of Muslims to their community, to the economy, in the health sector and in many different ways.”
    He enthused about the importance of sharing our heritage and culture and explained that “Here in Victoria we don’t ‘tolerate’ diversity, we in every respect celebrate it and embrace it and recognise it to be our richest asset.”
    The Premier announced that $7 million dollars in funding has been allocated for security upgrades at places of worship with $3 million dollars going towards Islamic places of worship.

  211. Snoopy

    I see Plibbrrs claiming the tax system discriminates against woman because they have to pay $6 more a year for tampons.

    Why don’t they get their men to buy them GST free?

  212. 132andBush

    Finished sowing here as well.
    Like Farmer Gez I’m getting some wood cut before the prayed for rain, then off with the Army Cadets for the long weekend.

  213. Stimpson J. Cat

    John Cusack
    John Cusack
    @johncusack
    Let’s go to streets -Who owns the streets? Civil disobedience – Require the government to leave if you are not satisfied with it. We need to kick Trump out of the office now He’s ill, deranged and dangerous. He’s putting children in cages – fuck the Nazi s- shut them down
    12:49 PM · Jun 6, 2018

  214. egg_

    $6 more a year for tampons.

    First World problem of the highest order!

  215. H B Bear

    I’d like to see how a box of hammers would go in pre-selection against Plibbers. It would be close.

  216. thefrollickingmole

    Satire is dead, etc, etc….

    My workplace is overwhelmingly white. What can I do to raise diversity awareness?

    It includes this monument to stupidity, the Everest of self contradiction.

    Finally, I am conscious that I myself managed out the only non-white person I did work with. I genuinely think she was not performing in her job, to the extent that it put progress in delivering a really important public service at risk, and the (white) person I hired to replace her is a lot better. I did make efforts to try to improve her work etc, but for reasons that I think were pretty specific to her, those efforts were not successful. But it’s kind of not a good look if I then try to advance a diversity agenda.

    And it receives a “woke answer of bewildering vacuousness,.

    You have taken the brave first step of acknowledging a problem and your own privilege. But don’t beat yourself up, or be afraid. We all have privileges – myself, as a brown lady, included. The best we can do is to begin to name the issue and start to do something: “It’s about being colour-brave, not colour-blind,” says Sachdev.

    Both these people vote.

  217. Geriatric mayfly

    I doubt many children come across it in school these days.

    Of all Shakespeare this one might get through. Remember that Portia is acting as a MAN in this instance, so the trannies would be thrilled by her eloquence.

  218. Senile Old Guy

    The NSW Government has been accused of ignoring their obligations to protect the Greater Blue Mountains world heritage area in their plan to raise the Warragamba Dam. Hundreds of Indigenous heritage sites, native vegetation and 65 kilometres of pristine streams could be flooded for five weeks at a time if the dam wall is raised, a group of conservationists say. Together with former NSW environment minister Bob Debus the conservationists have written to the World Heritage Committee (WHC) asking for a moratorium to put on any approvals to raise the dam.

    Yet again, leftists attempt to derail democracy by appealing to unelected overseas bodies.

    The area proposed for inundation includes up to 1,000 hectares of world heritage property and 3,700 hectares of land within the adjacent Warragamba Special Area, the letter states.

    Wow! That’s a lot, right?

    Gundungarra traditional owner Taylor Clarke said significant Indigenous heritage sites were at risk of being destroyed if the dam wall is raised. “Hundreds of sites with artefacts, paintings, carvings, burial sites will be damaged with just one flood,” she said.

    A “site” is an abandoned camp fire, that no-one bothers about. The purpose of the construction is to prevent flooding of houses that people live in and business that people run and use.

    “We are going to ask UNESCO and the WHC to pay close attention to this issue and to ask the Australian Government to report on the plans that are being made over the next year or so and to cause a moratorium to occur until the World Heritage Committee has had time to have a look at it all.”

    More unelected, undemocratic foreign bodies being pushed to intervene.

    But how much land was it again?

    “Preliminary modelling is indicating that the additional area temporarily inundated would be around 0.05 per cent [of the world heritage area],” they said.

    0.05%. Less than a rounding error.

    And check the photo for the “indigenous” heritage.

  219. Stimpson J. Cat

    Chelsea Clinton
    @ChelseaClinton
    Of course there’s a #P$zzagate 2.0. Of course there is. If you have been a victim of trafficking or have suspicions of actual trafficking, please reach out to the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888.

    3.57AM Jun 7, 2018

  220. Tel

    … 65 kilometres of pristine streams could be flooded for five weeks at a time …

    The pristine streams will get wet!!!

  221. Geriatric mayfly

    Gundungarra traditional owner Taylor Clarke said significant Indigenous heritage sites were at risk of being destroyed if the dam wall is raised. “Hundreds of sites with artefacts, paintings, carvings, burial sites will be damaged with just one flood,” she said.

    Jeepers. They’ve rounded up the Abos early on this one. They are usually brought in when a campaign agin something starts losing its impact.

  222. Senile Old Guy

    He [Dan the Man] enthused about the importance of sharing our heritage and culture and explained that “Here in Victoria we don’t ‘tolerate’ diversity, we in every respect celebrate it and embrace it and recognise it to be our richest asset.”

    Excellent! So…

    The Premier announced that $7 million dollars in funding has been allocated for security upgrades at places of worship with $3 million dollars going towards Islamic places of worship.

    If “diversity” is so wonderful, why does Dan need to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on security upgrades? It’s a mystery!

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Finished sowing here as well.
    Like Farmer Gez I’m getting some wood cut before the prayed for rain

    Finished on the acreage in the Wild West. a couple of days ago – dropped part of the wheat programme. It is now Flannerying down, and the radar shows the rain extending well into where it is needed.

  224. egg_

    El Niño–Southern Oscillation neutral, but tropical Pacific Ocean warming
    The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral—neither El Niño nor La Niña. Climate model consensus indicates that ENSO will continue in a neutral phase for at least the southern hemisphere winter.

    Atmospheric and oceanic indicators of ENSO are largely neutral. Sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean are now warmer than average, but remain well within the neutral range. In the tropical Pacific sub-surface, waters have warmed, and will likely lead to further warming of the surface of the ocean in the eastern Pacific in the coming weeks. In the atmosphere, the Southern Oscillation Index and trade winds are near-average.

    Most international climate models indicate some further warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean is likely in the coming months. The amount of warming varies, with some models predicting close to the long-term average, but three of the eight models reach El Niño levels during spring.

    During El Niño, rainfall in eastern Australian is typically below average during winter and spring. A neutral ENSO phase has little effect on Australian climate.

    The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral. All six international climate models suggest the IOD is likely to remain neutral until at least the southern hemisphere spring.

  225. Top Ender

    Mr Wyatt ….was awarded the Australian Defence Medal in 2008.

    That’s the red and white one that comes up with the rations after fours.

  226. Leigh Lowe

    I see Plibbrrs claiming the tax system discriminates against woman because they have to pay $6 more a year for tampons.

    Looks like Plibbers would be well past coughing up the 6 bucks.

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