Wednesday Forum: June 6, 2018

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  1. Steve trickler

    Very impressive.

    Well done Joe Blevins on the visuals.



  2. Snoopy

    Snoopy
    #2730824, posted on June 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    Source: The Empire Strikes South, page 199, appendix summary of descriptions of the incidents.

    How reliable is that source? 😀

    I did include a smiley face you dead Artiodactyl.

  3. cohenite

    The Judge in judge in People of the State of California v. BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell is having fun. He wants the plaintiffs, a bunch of anti-fossil dickheads to present the advantages of fossils going back from 100 years.

    A useful comparison:

    In 1900, New York City’s 3.4 million people relied on 100,000 horses whose “tailpipes” emitted 2.5 million pounds of manure and 60,000 gallons of urine every day. Sanitation crews cleaned it up, dumped it mostly in local rivers, and hauled dead horses to rendering plants. Farmers devoted thousands of acres just to growing horse feed. Imagine what today’s 8.6 million NYC residents would require and emit.

    Today, far more powerful, far less polluting, trucks, cars, buses, trains, subways and airplanes move people, food and products far more quickly and efficiently. They take us to work, school and worship services; to the grocery, bank, drug store, doctor and restaurant; to movies, picnics and sporting events. Fire trucks help us battle devastating conflagrations, and ambulances take our injured to hospitals.

  4. John Constantine

    At least frankenstabby will have good roads to drive on in the islands.

    As long as she sticks to the chicom donated road that runs from the chicom rainforest timber concession to the chicom peoples liberation army built owned operated and maintained port.

    Or the other new road to the chicom PLA mine.

    Years too late and dollars short.

    What’s the bet she just lectures the Big Men of the islands about Emily’s List and climate change conventions and gay marriage?.

    Reckon Bishop would have more chicom political donors numbers in her phone than pacific islander leaders?.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  5. egg_

    Can’t have a revolution without raping a few eggs.

    ..
    Watch your ass, Egg.

    If it’s Muguruza, I won’t protest too hard.
    On a bed of lettuce?

  6. zyconoclast

    Big spending by George Soros and liberal groups fails to sway D.A. races in California

    As they poured millions of dollars into district attorney campaigns, New York billionaire George Soros and other liberal donors seemed poised for victory in California.

    They enjoyed the political momentum, having helped elect more than a dozen prosecutors from Florida to Texas.

    They had experience with the state’s voters, who overwhelmingly approved ballot measures in recent years to reduce the number of people behind bars.

    And the prosecutor races were in counties that solidly backed Hillary Clinton for president less than two years ago.

    But voters in three closely watched district attorney elections in California appeared to deliver a sharp defeat this week to the national network of wealthy donors and activist groups that is attempting to reshape the criminal justice system by electing liberal prosecutors.

    The results suggest the campaigns failed to energize like-minded voters to turn out against entrenched incumbents backed by police unions in a midterm primary election, in which conservatives historically are more likely to vote. And they appeared to underestimate the deeply rooted support that law enforcement enjoys in a state as politically blue as California.

  7. Death Giraffe

    I say Supercheap is one of the best businesses in Australia for customer service.
    They are always helpful and efficient.
    They have employed some of my ex-students who seem to thrive there even if they were not the best at school.
    Part of the Super Retail Group.

  8. zyconoclast

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined with several immigrant groups on Wednesday to mount the sixth legal challenge against the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census.

    The ACLU, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Arnold & Porter said in a lawsuit filed in the federal district court in Manhattan that the question is essentially a “door-to-door government inquiry” into the citizenship status of every member of every household in the nation. They also said it would sow more fear among immigrant communities, ultimately suppressing census participation.

  9. JC

    These things weren’t just machines or contraptions made by humans. They were the closet thing we’ve made that had a form of life… and the sheer pleasure they gave humans by traveling everywhere.

    Last rites for a Boeing 747

    Its sheer size defies gravity. Its grace and elegance defy reason. The Boeing 747, mother of all jumbo jets, is in its twilight years for passenger service, leaving multitudes of travellers nostalgic for a time when air travel was comfy and exhilarating.

    Only 180 of the original jumbo jets, dubbed the Queen of the Skies, remain in passenger service. Boeing Co. built more than 1,500 of the 747s — passenger and cargo — but is unlikely to be building any more of the passenger variety; the 24 orders that remain are all freighters. Delta and United, the last US airlines flying the two-aisle humped giant, both retired their remaining 747s late last year.

    There should be a funeral service.

  10. egg_

    Clive Hamilton being interviewed by ben fordham on the bolt report about his new book and Chinese meddling in Australia; apparently clive’s first publisher was scared off by Chinese interference which clive says is ironic because his book is about Chinese interference and how can we maintain a democratic freedom of expression in such circumstances.

    Ratfvcked.

  11. JC

    clive says is ironic because his book is about Chinese interference and how can we maintain a democratic freedom of expression in such circumstances.

    What’s more ironic is that this bald imbecile was suggesting the security services should be sicced on climate sceptics and he now is worried about free expression. Fuck him.

  12. Percy Popinjay

    the sheer pleasure they gave humans by travelling everywhere. Last rites for a Boeing 747

    I won an hour long joy flight on the first Qaintarse 747 when I was about six. They were big news back in the day. Then came the joke about Madge Whitlam being the only woman on the planet capable of kick starting one.

  13. zyconoclast

    UK: Whites Blamed for Low Black Student Numbers at Oxford/Cambridge Universities

    Whites have “failed staggeringly” to let blacks into Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and now they must admit students regardless of academic achievement, the Ghanaian-origin “British” Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has announced.

    Speaking in an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Gyimah—who was born in Britain but spent most of his youth in Ghana—said that the administration of the two famous universities had made a “staggering failure” by not admitting more black students, and that “colleges must look beyond exam results to improve diversity.”

    Gyimah said he struggled to understand how Oxford and Cambridge could regularly produce Nobel prize winners but could not “crack the issue of admissions.”

    He said they had “not done enough” to improve admissions rates of black students and urged them to “take into account a broad range of factors”, rather than focusing purely on academic results.

    He said that the universities should make more use of “contextualised admissions” and that they “take into account a broad range of factors, not just the performance in the tests.”

    His comments come after new data emerged that at Cambridge, six colleges failed to admit more than 10 black or mixed-race students in five years, while St Edmund’s College failed to make a single offer.

    Similar figures for Oxford, compiled between 2015 and 2017, showed one in four of its colleges had not admitted a single black student each year.

    In 2017 Oxford received 396 applications from black students but admitted just 48, a success rate of less than 14 per cent.

    In contrast, 8,908 white students applied and nearly one in four were admitted.

    The reason for this discrepancy is, of course, that the universities are still using academic achievement and ability as guidelines for admission—and it is this “crime” for which they are now being attacked.

    Gyimah warned the two universities to “reconsider,” as there were now “very hard levers” available to the university watchdog, the Office for Students, “if the universities fail to change their ways.”

  14. Death Giraffe

    Other firms should figure out what Supercheap do and copy it.
    Might have something to do with training staff so they know what they are doing. Or having systems that work.
    Maybe employing staff who are naturally personable.
    Maybe not treating all your customers as potential criminals.
    Maybe not training them to bung on a fake “Have a nice day”.

  15. rickw

    There should be a funeral service.

    Not a bad job for an aircraft designed and built as a quick foray into building a freighter.

    Maybe a fitting end to The Jumbo, that the last of many are freighters.

  16. C.L.

    Left-wing blabbermouth Steve Price yelling at caller who dared to question warrantless, no-reasonable-cause deployment of sniffer dogs against citizens. Not the end of the world if a concert goer, snared by a false positive sniff, is refused entry to a venue by police, he added – his voice escalating angrily.

  17. C.L.

    European leaders in talks to create migrant camp outside the EU in a ‘not particularly attractive’ country.

    Two obvious choices: England or any country in Africa itself.

  18. rickw

    As long as she sticks to the chicom donated road that runs from the chicom rainforest timber concession to the chicom peoples liberation army built owned operated and maintained port.

    Or the other new road to the chicom PLA mine.

    You missed driving past the chicom mother ship and fish processing plant.

    The only question is whether it was built by China Railway #1, #2 or #3.

  19. Snoopy

    Other firms should figure out what Supercheap do and copy it.
    Might have something to do with training staff so they know what they are doing.

    I have made the same observation. Supercheap’s staff seem to be nothing special at first glance, but their training is obviously first rate.

  20. zyconoclast

    Other firms should figure out what Supercheap do and copy it.

    From what I’ve read Marlows were a big auto parts retailer in WA.
    Did everything that the modern management gurus say they should.
    Paid their staff well, spent lots on training etc. Expanded into SA and Vic and went broke.

    Super Cheap bought them out.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    STATE POLITICS
    Greens demand for Aboriginal sovereignty clouds state Treaty bill

    The Australian
    8:04PM June 7, 2018
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    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    Melbourne

    A landmark bill paving the way for Australia’s first state-based Treaty with indigenous people has passed Victoria’s lower house, but faces an uncertain future in the upper house as the Greens demand the final version recognises Aboriginal sovereignty.

    Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Natalie Hutchins has declared the state is a step closer to Treaty and reconciliation after a bill which creates an Aboriginal Representative Body to negotiate options for a Treaty passed the Legislative Assembly.

    But the bill faces an uncertain future moving into the Legislative Council, with the Victorian Greens vowing to introduce a number of amendments in the upper house where their support is more critical for the bill to pass.

    Ms Hutchins and Greens MP Lidia Thorpe, a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, have clashed continually over the bill’s failure to explicitly recognise Aboriginal sovereignty in Victoria, which Ms Thorpe claims is critical for Aboriginal self-determination.

    But Ms Hutchins said the government was hamstrung because the state of Victoria itself did not have sovereignty.

    “The problem we face with that is that Victoria itself isn’t a sovereign entity,” Ms Hutchins said. “We’re not sovereign, so it’s not possible.”

    Ms Thorpe said the Greens had obtained legal advice saying the state government still has scope to recognise Aboriginal Sovereignty within the legislation, and has not ruled out putting forward amendments to the bill as it read in the upper house.

    Ms Thorpe said she was refusing to compromise on the issue, because the concept of sovereignty would likely have the widest reaching impacts if the legislation becomes a blueprint adopted by other states around the country pursuing their own treaties.

    “Having sovereignty is more than a legal necessity, it’s a moral responsibility,” Ms Thorpe said. “It is the right thing to do. Such a statement would send a powerful message that the Victorian Government is committed to a truly meaningful Treaty process.”

    From the Oz. Should tie up the courts for the next fifty years or so.

  22. rickw

    A landmark bill paving the way for Australia’s first state-based Treaty with indigenous people has passed Victoria’s lower house, but faces an uncertain future in the upper house as the Greens demand the final version recognises Aboriginal sovereignty.

    How long would a war with a sovereign aboriginal nation last? As long as the last one? Zero seconds flat.

  23. Percy Popinjay

    the bill’s failure to explicitly recognise Aboriginal sovereignty in Victoria, which Ms Thorpe claims is critical for Aboriginal self-determination

    Critical for dirtbags like her being able to hoover huge amounts of other people’s munnee, more like.

  24. zyconoclast

    Brooklyn city councilman announces sex-segregated beach days

    A Brooklyn city lawmaker is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days to give his J3wish and Muslim constituents an opportunity to enjoy the seaside.
    City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced the first ever “Southern Brooklyn Beach Day,” with separate dates for men and women by the sandy spot behind Kingsborough Community College.

    “A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” the Democrat said. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming. This is to give those people an opportunity for a day out at the beach.”

    Hopefully on the same day so they can continue to fight each other.

  25. John Constantine

    Sovereign rights over the big city mightn’t get up, but sovereign rights over water, rivers, streams, dry creek beds, lakes, billabongs, dry salt pans…….

    Deindustrialise agricultural production by handing sovereign rights over the water to revolutionary socialism.

    Been a push for ages, but here it comes.

    Comrades.

  26. John Constantine

    “What is waterway frontage and why is it important?

    Waterway frontage isn’t just a narrow strip along each side of a creek or river.

    Waterway frontage includes any land that adjoins or directly influences a body of water.

    This includes:
    •The land immediately alongside small creeks and rivers, including the river bank itself.
    •Gullies and dips which sometimes run with water.
    •Areas surrounding lakes wetlands and river floodplains which interact with the river in times of flood.

    Depending on the nature of a landholder’s property and its use, the width of waterway frontage that needs special management will differ.

    Healthy waterway frontage has a diverse understorey of native grasses, herbs and shrubs and an overstorey of larger trees.

    Download our waterway frontage poster to see an illustration of a healthy waterway frontage.

    What is waterway frontage and why is it so important?”

    Did have to go check, but here is the reference to ‘Areas that interact with the waterway in times of flood’

    Sovereign rights over all areas that interact with a flood is a big claim.

  27. Snoopy

    Animal lover, 79, is visited by three police officers and given official warning letter for cat theft after feeding moggie she thought was a stray because it kept coming into her garden

    “Grooming gang? Child rape? Sorry Sarge, we got an urgent catnapping case to attend to.”

  28. Roger

    …as the Greens demand the final version recognises Aboriginal sovereignty.

    The Greens are at least consistent on this, unlike that fool Daniel Andrews, who seems to regard this matter as mere political theatre without real world implications.

    The recognition of aboriginal sovereignty is implicit in the very notion of a treaty, which would be enforceable by international law, since all such treaties between sovereign powers come under the jurisdiction of the UN’s International Court of Justice at The Hague.

    The reparations would take generations to pay off.

  29. John Constantine

    Big push by the State to make victorian private water frontage leaseholds non transferrable.

    The theory is that anybody with a valid legal 99 year water frontage lease can’t have it stolen off them by the State, but if you die the years left to run on the lease cannot be left in a will to your family.

    It isn’t theft when it is a revolutionary act.

    Comrades.

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    Left-wing blabbermouth Steve Price yelling at caller who dared to question warrantless, no-reasonable-cause deployment of sniffer dogs against citizens. Not the end of the world if a concert goer, snared by a false positive sniff, is refused entry to a venue by police, he added – his voice escalating angrily.

    Drug dogs are overhyped sh$t.
    I was never pinged on gear once.
    Just get your mates to throw them over the fence.
    It’s not rocket science kids.

  31. Death Giraffe

    Drug dogs are overhyped sh$t.
    Just get your mates to throw them over the fence.

    ..
    You bastard.

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    You bastard.

    The drugs not the dogs, you idiot.

  33. H B Bear

    Would be great to see the Victorian neo-Marxists grant Aboriginal sovereignty and see them all thrown out of Victoriastan. Except they would infest the rest of the country at a greater rate than they already do.

  34. H B Bear

    The neo-Marxists that is.

  35. Death Giraffe

    you idiot

    ..
    If you don’t add a smiley face I will have to fight you.

  36. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gyimah said he struggled to understand how Oxford and Cambridge could regularly produce Nobel prize winners but could not “crack the issue of admissions.”

    Could it possibly be that these two factors are linked in some way?

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Percy, check your email.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The reparations would take generations to pay off.

    Not if any reparations are limited to those who are of 50% Aboriginal ancestry.

  39. C.L.

    A Brooklyn city lawmaker is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days to give his J3wish and Muslim constituents an opportunity to enjoy the seaside.

    Kind of telling and sad that the category “Christian women” is no longer even considered when talking about the needs of religious women. In a way, Councilman Deutsch is saying that Christian women – to the extent that they exist as an identifiable cohort – are now immodest tarts.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    Drug dogs are overhyped sh$t.
    I was never pinged on gear once.
    Just get your mates to throw them over the fence.
    It’s not rocket science kids.

    Dog or drugs?

  41. C.L.

    Drug dogs are overhyped sh$t.
    I was never pinged on gear once.
    Just get your mates to throw them over the fence.
    It’s not rocket science kids.

    ———–
    Dog or drugs?

    Mates.

  42. Frank

    The reparations would take generations to pay off.

    Not if any reparations are limited to those who are of 50% Aboriginal ancestry.

    Not if everyone tick the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander box and gets a exemption from paying them.

  43. calli

    Christian women know they’re free. It can’t be helped if those living in chains see them as “immodest tarts”. Only one opinion matters.

  44. Death Giraffe

    I prefer my tarts modest.

  45. Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2730973, posted on June 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm
    The reparations would take generations to pay off.

    Not if any reparations are limited to those who are of 50% Aboriginal ancestry.

    Do it on a ratio basis.

    One or two parents, full reparations.

    One or two grandparents, 50 percent.

    One or two great grandparents, 20 percent.

    One or two great grandparents, 10 percent.

    Nothing for the rest. Then watch the internal bunfight begin.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    A jam tart is nice but a vanilla slice is the real deal.

  47. JC

    French vanilla
    The rest is just junk food

  48. calli

    The next demand will be bathing machines.

  49. calli

    You guys! Harrrumph!

    😄

  50. Uncle Melvin

    Breaking news…….

    Canberra FC beats Belconen 3-0.
    Reports that international talent scouts want to sign all 15 in Canberra FC squad. More to follow!

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    6 June 1944. Watching for Japanese intruders. Picked up news of invasion from BBC. Colleague beside me kept saying, ” Oh boy, am I glad I’m not a German.” Don’t know why I remember that; nothing much else came through.

    More please Macbeth. You were there and in the thick of it. That’s so special.
    The Cat is a journal of record. Kept in the National Library. So write it all down here.. Now.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    There was a time when every decent suburb in australia had a shop that sold good vanilla slices, pies and polony and sauce sangas. Now we all ponce about drinking piccolo lattes and complain that our pickled Tibetan Yak penis on monk blessed sour dough bread has too any air miles.

    Can we ever go home?

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Now we all ponce about drinking piccolo lattes and complain that our pickled Tibetan Yak penis on monk blessed sour dough bread has too any air miles.

    Speak for yourself. No respectable baby boomer would be caught, dead in a ditch, eating such fare.

  54. H B Bear

    IT – the monk blessed sour dough place has gone under. Would probably be worth looking at to buy off the liquidators but the monks want their name back which is a deal killer.

  55. Death Giraffe

    I had a vanilla slice at lunch today.
    Awful.
    Collapsed into its bag.
    A vanilla slice needs structure and integrity.

  56. Frank

    There was a time when every decent suburb in australia had a shop that sold good vanilla slices, pies and polony and sauce sangas.

    There is always the Woolworths Cafe on George St in Sydney. It veers more towards the boiled lamb with carrots, mash and peas though.

  57. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mates.

    There used to be nothing more hilarious than watching six fat overweight security guards chasing one of your mates who has jumped a fence in circles around a festival.
    Sadly nowadays they would be run down in seconds by a pack of roided up Polo shirt wearing islanders, dragged outside, and kicked until they stopped wriggling.
    Good times.

  58. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    …as the Greens demand the final version recognises Aboriginal sovereignty.

    Any one of the bush lawyers, and barrack room Q.C’s on the Cat help out? Do the States even have the legal right to enter into a valid treaty? I thought the Constitution, and the High Court had restricted that right to the Commonwealth?

  59. JC

    Bullshit Artiste

    I had a regular pie and a baked cream tart today, washed down with the Coke zero to keep the calories down. Wifey went nuts at me when I told her what I had for lunch.

    (Even a sheila’s reproach is bullshit, as it’s all about them. After I told her what I had she reckoned that I was killing myself and if I didn’t care neither would she. Of course she does).

    All you need to do is look for it. You reminded me that I haven’t had a (French) vanilla slice for a while , which I may buy tomorrow. I walk at least 10 thousand steps according to the iPhone step meter.

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Speak for yourself. No respectable baby boomer would be caught, dead in a ditch, eating such fare.

    Boomers are too busy fellating themselves to put anything else in their gobs.

  61. JC

    Death Giraffe
    #2730997, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I had a vanilla slice at lunch today.
    Awful.
    Collapsed into its bag.
    A vanilla slice needs structure and integrity.

    Which I bet you bought at a coffee shop. They have shit stuff.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Delis and milk bars were much better when w ogs ran them. Orientals have fucked them.

  63. JC

    Wow!

    Someone is very scared of @JulianAssange: 1) US House intelligence committee is blocking him talking to Congress. 2) UK Foreign Office is blocking @JulianAssange from talkng to UK Parliament 3) Ecuador, after State Dept pressure, is blocking him talking to literally everyone.

  64. H B Bear

    Viet deli banh mi are a pretty good addition to the landscape.

  65. JC

    Ya know, with a cool 25 billion floating around in your backpocket wallet, you can really make a big global splash if you want to.

    Seriously, what the fuck would Uncle George know about horse racing.

    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration.

    WinStar Farm, one of North America’s leading thoroughbred racing and breeding operations, owns 60 percent of Justify’s breeding rights. China Horse Club owns 25 percent. A third group, a secretive entity that holds the remaining 15 percent, will remain out of the spotlight because it vigorously avoids any public attention. It is a company controlled by top employees of the billionaire investor George Soros.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Banh Mi, Pho and heroin are the great contributions of the Vietnamese To Australia.

    Apparently their nail clinics are great too but I haven’t tried them yet.

  67. feelthebern

    Was in Melb for business yesterday.
    Realised how fucking stupid it is to have 80 kmh speed limits & speed cameras everywhere.
    Its turned the state into eunuchs.

  68. Old School Conservative

    Shadi Jabar, who’s brother gunned down NSW police accountant Curtis Cheng, ­recruited the youngest British IS terrorist.

    From The Oz.
    The grammar is as atrocious as the story.

  69. feelthebern

    My day was awesome until on the flight back to Sydney the captain sounded a tad sub continental.
    I can’t remember where they sit on the Cat pilot totem pole.
    I remember chop sticks are a big no no.

  70. feelthebern

    Part of my day was spent on a job site.
    44 floors up.
    Some netting around the construction.
    Best view of Melb I’ve ever had.

  71. Stimpson J. Cat

    I remember chop sticks are a big no no.

    Good man.

  72. JC

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2731022, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    I remember chop sticks are a big no no.

    Good man.

    That’s just far too extreme, because you need chop sticks for sushi.

  73. Viva

    There was a time when every decent suburb in australia had a shop that sold good vanilla slices, pies and polony and sauce sangas. Now we all ponce about drinking piccolo lattes and complain that our pickled Tibetan Yak penis on monk blessed sour dough bread has too any air miles.

    Yak penises have got to be an improvement on the boring mass produced so called muffins, caramel slices brownies, friands etc that are offered in just about every food outlet in this country. They are almost as bad as the so called pizzas. I rather doubted there was some Golden Age of culinary excellence in Australia until Infidel Tiger’s paen to the long lost sauce sanger almost had me convinced.

  74. Infidel Tiger

    Last weekend I saw an asiatic man eating chicken wings at a bowling alley with a knife and fork except he was using them like chopsticks.

    Very confusing.

  75. EvilElvis

    So any other small business owners out there heard of ‘single touch payroll’?

  76. Snoopy

    My day was awesome until on the flight back to Sydney the captain sounded a tad sub continental.
    I can’t remember where they sit on the Cat pilot totem pole.
    I remember chop sticks are a big no no.

    1. Fork and knife
    2. Fork and spoon
    3. Chopsticks
    4. Fingers

  77. JC

    Jeez lord, America can be harsh. How the hell do you end up with a life sentence for coke trafficking. What a cruel punishment.

    President Trump has signed a commutation for Alice Johnson, currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, according to a source with direct knowledge. The Washington Post first reported last night that he had been considering pardoning Johnson.

    The details: Johnson’s cause was championed last week at the White House by Kim Kardashian West. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who pushed for Johnson’s pardon, had been in contact with Kardashian West over the past several months on the issue. Per a source familiar, White House counsel Don McGahn is skeptical of the merits of pardoning Johnson.

    The big picture: This is part of a broader effort led by Jared Kushner to highlight the issue of prison reform — particularly focused on nonviolent offenders.

    More about Johnson’s crime, per Mic, who first reported on Kardashian West’s conversations with Kushner: “Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1996 for her role facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee.”

    “Johnson told Mic that she initially became involved in drug trafficking due to significant financial hardship after a string of unfortunate events in her life. She lost her job at FedEx due to a gambling addiction, her son was killed in a motorcycle accident and her marriage ended in divorce.”

    The context: Trump has been on a high-profile clemency spree, issuing several pardons, including former sheriff Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, Navy sailor Kristian Saucier, boxing champion Jack Johnson, and right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza.

  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s just far too extreme, because you need chop sticks for sushi.

    JC my son ate sushi for dinner tonight without chopsticks and he looks Ching Chong.
    Don’t be so ridiculous.
    Asians all know chopsticks are outdated ancient ape technology.
    They only use chopsticks out of sheer spiteful bloodymindedness towards the more evolved and sophisticated gaijin.
    They are stubborn little people who can be inscrutable in their peculiar ways.
    Everyone knows this.

  79. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jeez lord, America can be harsh. How the hell do you end up with a life sentence for coke trafficking. What a cruel punishment.

    Imagine if they gave every trader who used coke life.
    Wall Street would be a ghost town.

  80. JC

    I’m a bit of a germaphobe Stimson. Eating with one’s hands shouldn’t be allowed and for a kid it ought to mean a whack over the ears. The whack should apply to adults too. Forks and sushi just doesn’t work.

  81. Oh come on

    Holy crap. China Inc is formidable in China, but in the global market the US can make it its bitch any time.

  82. Mark A

    feelthebern
    #2731019, posted on June 7, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Part of my day was spent on a job site.
    44 floors up.
    Some netting around the construction.
    Best view of Melb I’ve ever had.

    Most of the last 3 days I spent 500 m down.
    No view at all.
    Not for claustrophobics.

  83. Bruce in WA

    At one hundred yards! Volley fire, present! Aim! Fire!

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Jeez lord, America can be harsh. How the hell do you end up with a life sentence for coke trafficking. What a cruel punishment.

    It’s insane.

    Richard Nixon has much to answer for.

  85. Oh come on

    Jeez lord, America can be harsh. How the hell do you end up with a life sentence for coke trafficking.

    She was trafficking tonnes of coke. I don’t support the war on drugs but she was without a doubt a ‘Mr Big’ so the lifetime jail sentence doesn’t seem that out of place. Additionally, I think it very likely she did some pretty terrible things to get to such a position in the drug importation food chain and she deserved a life in prison for those things she did, even though she was never charged for them.

  86. Oh come on

    Her backstory is pathetic. You don’t blunder into trafficking those quantities of coke because of a few tough breaks. I don’t buy it.

  87. JC

    Imagine if they gave every trader who used coke life.
    Wall Street would be a ghost town.

    One dude from another bank once told me that he couldn’t understand how it would be possible to trade well without snorting. He told people they should snort or go on uppers. He was severely fucking crazy as you would expect to encounter in NY.

    It’s so many years now, so it doesn’t matter. This dude was one of the premier six pm news anchormen. His son was at the same firm and literally worked a few feet from me for another desk involved in oil trading. I was a sort of wholesome Aussie dude, who’d just arrived from Nowheresville, Australia and didn’t understand why this fucker always waltzed into the trading room with the reddest eyes I had seen. Not only red but bulging out of their sockets red. I just thought it was allergies. Later on I was told he was one of the biggest coke heads in NY.

    The stuff was rife. Also Qaaludes (whatever they are) were yuge

    I mentioned once that I never tried if because I knew I’d love it and end up hooked.

  88. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m a bit of a germaphobe Stimson. Eating with one’s hands shouldn’t be allowed and for a kid it ought to mean a whack over the ears. The whack should apply to adults too. Forks and sushi just doesn’t work.

    Just California rolls JC.
    This is because you have seen Monty eat, that’s the real problem here.
    How exactly would you eat a donut or a burger or chips?

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    I mentioned once that I never tried if because I knew I’d love it and end up hooked.

    The best way to describe it is this:
    Good coke makes you feel the same way the God Emperor feels, all the time.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    Her backstory is pathetic. You don’t blunder into trafficking those quantities of coke because of a few tough breaks. I don’t buy it.

    Not true.

    Don’t ever believe the prosecutions stories in these drug crimes.

    As a society we need redemptive stories and god bless MC Trump for giving us one.

    Next you will fall for the old “street value” bullshit the cops love putting out here.

  91. JC

    OCO

    There was no violent crime attached to her raps. And yes, importing coke by the ton is more efficient than doing so in dribs and drabs, as you get economies of scale, which means a cheaper product and more likely an excellent product too.

    The laws of economics, such as the magic of economies of scale also apply to drug dealing, you know. 🙂

    Look, I stop supporting drug dealing when people directly involved commit violent acts. Let me rephrase, I don’t support their violent actions by I have no problems with drug dealing like a have no issue with chop chop.

    We had a cement carrier dump some cement at our place today and the dude running the pipes was smoking chop chop cigs and gave me one. The texture of the cig is much softer than the regular types, but I found the tobacco really, really nice and much smoother than brand cigs. I could easily move to chop if I put my mind to it. If I found a good chop dealer I’d happily pay him 35 bucks for a pack knowing none of the money was going to the government. Fuck them.

  92. JC

    How exactly would you eat a donut or a burger or chips?

    You can’t totally exclude it, although I happily eat burgers with a knife and fork. It’s a process of reducing the risk rather than going full retard 100%.

  93. JC

    I’m not asking for names or anything, but how do you find a decent dealer in chop cigs. How would you go about it?

  94. jupes

    Delis and milk bars were much better when w ogs ran them. Orientals have fucked them.

    The patisserie across the road from mine is pretty good. It’s run by Vietnamese who have the benefit of learning their baking skills from the Frogs.

    I put it to them once that Vietnam was lucky to have been colonised by the French so they could bring their baking skills to Australia. Dunno if they understood but they nodded and smiled.

    As well as cakes, they bake pies and sausage rolls there but not pasties. In my youth we ate pasties almost as much as pies but they are pretty hard to come by these days. Best pasty I’ve had recently was from a Cornish pasty franchise in Lincolnshire. Superb fare.

  95. zyconoclast

    Overhaul for foreign interference laws in bipartisan deal

    One of the biggest changes is a cut in the maximum jail terms from 10 to seven years for some of those found guilty of covert work for foreign powers.

  96. JC

    I put it to them once that Vietnam was lucky to have been colonised by the French so they could bring their baking skills to Australia. Dunno if they understood but they nodded and smiled.

    As well as cakes, they bake pies and sausage rolls there but not pasties. In my youth we ate pasties almost as much as pies but they are pretty hard to come by these days. Best pasty I’ve had recently was from a Cornish pasty franchise in Lincolnshire. Superb fare.

    Almost eggsactly like the dudes where I buy that sort of stuff, but my version are Cambodian. They’re close, but they never finessed the quality of the product product by their colonizers though.

  97. zyconoclast

    Oh dear.

    Teachers should be re-named ‘learning designers’: professor

    The word ‘teacher’ is said to have originated in England more than 1200 years ago, but its days might be numbered; a prominent education professor believes that in the tech landscape of the 21st century, teachers should be re-named ‘learning designers’.

    It is less about imparting knowledge and more about nurturing the so-called soft skills students will need in the workplace of the future, such as curiosity and critical thinking, Dr Claxton told the EduTECH conference in Sydney on Thursday.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Asian bakeries can be very good indeed.
    But yes, I would much rather go to a wog deli by far.
    No comparison.

  99. Infidel Tiger

    As well as cakes, they bake pies and sausage rolls there but not pasties. In my youth we ate pasties almost as much as pies but they are pretty hard to come by these days. Best pasty I’ve had recently was from a Cornish pasty franchise in Lincolnshire. Superb fare.

    I’ve always been a pastie man. They are very good Tucker.

  100. Oh come on

    Not true.

    Don’t ever believe the prosecutions stories in these drug crimes.

    Are you saying she was fitted up, IT? The backstory I mentioned is the one she and her supporters are peddling. Again, I don’t buy it. The fact is she was dealing in tonnes of narcotics. You don’t just blunder into that kind of business due to a run of shitty luck. You have to work hard to get to that point.

    There was no violent crime attached to her raps.

    Same with Bernie Madoff. Point is that she broke the law pretty epically. I think it’s a shit law at its core, but her sentence wasn’t unreasonable given the magnitude of her transgressions.

    I find it strange how people fixate on the fact it was a non-violent crime. So what? Non-violent crimes can be enormously damaging. And you never hear in the media about what she was actually convicted for, just that it was non-violent. Isn’t that a bit suspicious? I suspect that if it was disclosed she was found guilty of trafficking tonnes of coke, she wouldn’t get nearly as much sympathy.

  101. C.L.

    Pasties were always pronounced pah-sties in my boyhood.
    It’s true; they disappeared.
    Pies, sausage rolls and pah-sties were the big three back in the day.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    I will find a pastie tomorrow. Maybe two.

  103. Mark A

    JC
    #2731048, posted on June 7, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I’m not asking for names or anything, but how do you find a decent dealer in chop cigs. How would you go about it?

    Sorry I can’t help you there with names JC, unless pointing out that you are moving in the “wrong” circles is help.

    I don’t even smoke and I knew of half a dozen places you could by chop-chop or cheap cigies in Melbourne, through acquaintances.

  104. H B Bear

    Only a philistine would eat sushi with chopsticks.

  105. Bruce in WA

    Best pasty I’ve had recently was from a Cornish pasty franchise in Lincolnshire.

    Ours were from a specialty Cornish pastie shop in Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin.

  106. Fisky

    It’s high time we investigated whether the Big Food corporations, such as Monsanto and Coca Cola, are funding PETA and other vegan lobby groups, in order to force consumers to buy their high-carb processed junk.

  107. Fisky

    I bet you any money that the “dieticians” who violently oppose the Atkins/Keto diet are working hand in glove with PETA and the Big Food companies. They probably get all their funding from Monsanto, etc.

    Watch this space.

  108. JC

    Sorry I can’t help you there with names JC, unless pointing out that you are moving in the “wrong” circles is help.

    Out of all our friends, only two I know smoke. Most of them see it as an mental illness. They’re mentally ill!

    I love that cig in the morning with a coffee. It’s one of life’s true pleasures. I walk down to the coffee shop, open the cafe’s kitchen door, take two cigs out for the day* and have one going through news and the Cat (same thing) while puffing away and drinking the coffee.

    * I keep the stash at the cafe in order to avoid smoking more.

  109. JC

    They probably get all their funding from Monsanto, etc.

    Monsanto is the Lord’s publicly NYSE listed firm. The employees are saints looking to feed the world. Leave them alone as they can do no wrong.

  110. JC

    Don’t you dare attack Monsanto Fisky. Don’t you dare! 🙂

  111. JC

    You know, it’s 10.30ish am in Miami and Drudge hasn’t lifted a fucking finger at his site to update a news story. He’s absolutely fucking useless.

  112. Fisky

    Monsanto are some of the biggest supporters of all the processed high-carb garbage that is killing millions of people as we speak. They are the enemies of a healthy diet, and they are probably funding the violent PETA terrorists who want to ban meat.

  113. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monsanto are some of the biggest supporters of all the processed high-carb garbage that is killing millions of people as we speak. They are the enemies of a healthy diet, and they are probably funding the violent PETA terrorists who want to ban meat.

    They are also probably the ones turning the frogs gay.
    I mean, GM crops hello people!!!

  114. JC

    Wash your mouth out Fisky. Don’t ever malign Monstanto’s holly name again in my presence.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    Taleb hates Monsanto. Big keto guy too.

  116. Bruce in WA

    Out of all our friends, only two I know smoke. Most of them see it as an mental illness. They’re mentally ill!

    I love that cig in the morning with a coffee. It’s one of life’s true pleasures. I walk down to the coffee shop, open the cafe’s kitchen door, take two cigs out for the day* and have one going through news and the Cat (same thing) while puffing away and drinking the coffee.

    * I keep the stash at the cafe in order to avoid smoking more.

    Come on, JC — have a heart! I gave up smoking some 20 years ago. I enjoyed every single bloody one of those smokes, up to 60 Winston a day in the late 70s.

    There is not a single day goes by when I don’t wish for a quick hit. And of all the brands I’ve smoked, from Riggio to Fiesta, to Country Life, to Senior Service, to Marlboro Red, to Gauloise, to Chesterfield, to Camel, to b… well, you name it, the one that keeps popping into my head? Sobranie Black Russian.

    So please, JC, be kind. Your tale about chop-chop had me almost slavering.

  117. Fisky

    We need to take a step back and ask who benefits the most from pushing the homo low-fat, which is causing heart disease to sky rocket while testosterone levels are collapsing. And who are the street enforcers, the antifa of Big Food!

  118. JC

    Taleb hates Monsanto. Big keto guy too.

    Taleb is a bald fatheaded Leb who was buying way out of the money call options and lost his capital because he simply ran out of it.

    Monsanto feeds the world and their weed killer is godly. I love that stuff. I have a container sprayer and when I see a weed growing near the barb etc. I zap and it’s dead within the week.

  119. Fisky

    Sorry – homo low-fat diet

  120. JC

    Sobranie Black Russian.

    Dude!

  121. Fisky

    The only reason weedkiller is required is to protect the horrible wheat and corn crops that are causing the average person to be 30lb heavier than their grandparents. Monsanto are the last line of defence for this monstrous industry!

  122. Cpt Seahawks

    I had a pastie last week, not bad, it had peas.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    The only reason weedkiller is required is to protect the horrible wheat and corn crops that are causing the average person to be 30lb heavier than their grandparents. Monsanto are the last line of defence for this monstrous industry!

    We are trying Fisky!
    Getting rid of plastic shopping bags is only the beginning of the war!

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Taleb is a bald fatheaded Leb who was buying way out of the money call options and lost his capital because he simply ran out of it.

    He’s rich as fuck. He has fuck you money up the wazoo.

  125. JC

    In any event, you fuckers won’t have Monsanto to kick around anymore because Bayer bought them as of yesterday and the name is basically disappearing.

    I’m a Bayer man now.

    How funny is that, a German company buys a firm essentially selling poison (weed killer)

  126. Fisky

    If people ate 90% meat and eggs like they should, there would be no demand for any GMO crops at all. That’s why Big Food are funding these extremist vegan groups to physically attack meateaters.

  127. JC

    He’s rich as fuck. He has fuck you money up the wazoo.

    How wealthy is he?

  128. Infidel Tiger

    Tens of billions.

    His book Skin In The Game is fantastic too.

  129. JC

    The only reason weedkiller is required is to protect the horrible wheat and corn crops that are causing the average person to be 30lb heavier than their grandparents. Monsanto are the last line of defence for this monstrous industry!

    Are you joking? How else would people get rid of weeds? Roundup is godly.

  130. Bruce in WA

    Dude!

    They were the duck’s nuts back in the 60s – early 70s. Men smoked the black; women smoked the cocktail with the coloured papers.

  131. Cpt Seahawks

    If people ate 90% meat and eggs like they should, there would be no demand for any GMO crops at all. That’s why Big Food are funding these extremist vegan groups to physically attack meateaters.

    When I look at the meat at the shops I feel sorry for all the animals that died.
    So I buy it and eat it.
    Makes me feel satisfied about my kindness.

  132. Bruce in WA

    What I really wanted to smoke were the Morlands, with the three gold bands, as enjoyed by Bond, James Bond.

    Unfortunately …

  133. JC

    Artiste

    I don’t think he’s very wealthy. I’d bet it’s less than US$15 million.

    That’s a lot of money, but not so really, if you know what I mean.

  134. Infidel Tiger

    JC much more than that. He made a killing from the GFC and his fund has done huge business since.

    Got to be worth a few hundred mill at least, but it’s veryvhard to get info on him. Secretive fucker. I think he’s great.

  135. stackja

    So Bayer roundup Monsanto? Aspirin needed?

  136. JC

    I’m kidding about him , Artiste. Taleb is a really, really smart guy. I lost sight of him for a while and only recall how he was losing money between 2002/2007 ish because, the strategy of buying deep in the money options, wasn’t working. They were mostly expiring worthless.

    If he’s worth much more than what I thought, then good on him.

    He was a bit of a know it all pest during the weekly meetings we attended as he came across as thinking he was the smartest guy in the room. He wasn’t, i was of course.

    His books etc are excellent.

    I went a bit off him because he seemed to have gone all leftie at the height of the GFC and it turned me off. Since then he seems to have settled down somewhat and swerved towards the Right.

  137. JC

    Dunno Stack. Are u texting me?

  138. JC

    Unreal if true. Washington has to be wiped out completely.

    Langdale.ca
    ‏ @langdaleca
    1h1 hour ago

    In addition to the FBI planting people in the @realDonaldTrump campaign, former Director Joseph Clancy also used SS agents to record conversations of @realDonaldTrump, @DonaldJTrumpJr, and others.

  139. Mark A

    OWG

    No, bears didn’t get me.
    There is this pesky part of life, called work, that gets in the way sometimes.

  140. Top Ender

    Interesting to see such a strong sentence…presumably the judge doesn’t like flying either:

    The Australian12:35PM June 7, 2018

    A man who caused a Malaysian Airlines plane to turn back to Melbourne with the threat of a fake bomb during take off last year has been sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.

    Sri Lankan national Manodh Marks, 26, was in an ice-induced psychotic state when he brandished his speaker and power bank charger on the Airbus 333 last May and announced he had a bomb.

    This morning County Court judge Michael McInerney said Marks’ actions had “unfortunately” set an Australian precedent for the crime of attempting to take or exercise control of an airplane.

  141. Bruce of Newcastle

    Garrison for me – Bernie makes a great vulture!

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ben Garrison is pictorially impressive but grim. Quality commenting there.

    Didn’t get much of a laugh from some of the others today.
    Intricacies of American politics don’t always grab me.
    Thanks, Tom. Always enjoy a look at your toons before crawling back to bed if I’m up early.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    Democrats are really amazing:

    Dems demand counterintelligence probe of Trump cellphone, warn of ‘grave danger’ to security

    They seem to have forgotten Hillary and her off-piste insecure Blackberrys which she had destroyed by an aide with a hammer. She totally refused to use the State Department phone or email systems.

    Democrats demand action to solve rising Obamacare premiums

    A Frankensteinian monster passed with no Republican votes at all, which they refused to allow to be repealed, and now they are whining that the monster is monstrous? It must be fun to be a Democrat knowing that the MSM will always back you and all your supporters are as thick as tofu.

  144. pete m

    Top ender that is bs that it set a precedent for highjacking here.

    A friend worked as a hostile when passenger said bomb and had plane divert.

    She helped unload passengers in record time.

    Still has nightmares.

    This happened a while ago but was the first one.

    Re teachers as learning designers

    My wife a teacher says they are test administrators or data collectors.

    I said go work for abs

    JC find chop cigs in pubs and you will find a supplier
    I also reckon those tobacco outlets would have a sideline in them
    Not encouraging you mind and I have no interest in that industry as all smokers should be tossed out of helicopters once we’re thru with lefties.

  145. pete m

    Hostie not hostile ffs

  146. Herodotus

    Varvel’s Meet The Authors is beautifully done and skewers the left with accuracy.

  147. Baldrick

    pete m
    #2731117, posted on June 8, 2018 at 6:19 am
    Not encouraging you mind and I have no interest in that industry as all smokers should be tossed out of helicopters once we’re thru with lefties.

    Well that’s a bit stupid. Once you lefties are dead, who’s going to throw smokers out of helicopters?

  148. pete m

    Nonsmoking righties of course

    They can vape tho, I am not cruel

  149. Zaan

    RE: Best Cornish Pasties
    Meadows Bakery in the Adelaide Hills

  150. Baldrick

    They can vape tho, I am not cruel

    Wow, how nice of you to give your approval.

  151. Herodotus

    Herodotean Pastry Parcels

    Sheets of puff pastry. Leftovers – particularly curries and stews.
    Spoon leftovers onto pastry sheet or two or however many you have material for. Add some finely chopped veg if you like, or some uncooked rice sprinkled over the top of the filling if it’s likely to become too runny and flood.
    Fold pastry corners over to seal the parcel. Brush on some full cream milk or a quick spray with olive oil to assist browning.
    Place on baking paper on metal tray in preheated oven 200+. Watch and wait for the pastry to puff and brown.
    Serve with a spoon or two of greek yoghurt if it’s a curry filling. Finely chopped capsicum and cucumber also go well as freshener uppers on the side, as with the original meal.

  152. calli

    Teachers should be re-named ‘learning designers’: professor

    There is a sub-set of professors who should be re-named ‘idiots’.

  153. pete m

    Aust has had 2 prior highjacking attempts:

    1960 and 2003

    list here

    My friend was on the QA flight 1737.

  154. calli

    How funny is that, a German company buys a firm essentially selling poison (weed killer)

    Provided they don’t start industrial scale murder and slavery again. Bayer’s past is rather grim.

  155. calli

    Just scrolled up. “Grim” must be today’s word. 🙂

    Ramirez #2. Love his depiction of The One, whatever the caption.

  156. classical_hero

    Monsanto’s past is grim also.

  157. Farmer Gez

    Sorry I missed Fisky going full looney on Monsanto and GMO.
    Fisky probably doesn’t know that the best traits Monsanto put into crops via GM technology were abiotic stress resistant genes.
    That means that the crops handle heat and water stress without withering. It’s all about C2,C3 carbon and leaf stomata. The herbicide tolerance is not as popular with farmers anymore.

  158. Old School Conservative

    I am indebted to The Cat for this truism: “The left always lie”.
    Todays lead stories in The Oz bear out this truth yet again.
    1. “This is an infamous, dishonest and wholly untrue charge” – Greg Sheridan
    2. “ABC retracts mass murder slur”
    3. “Lewis McLeod’s life, career and ambitions were almost shattered by an unsubstantiated sexual misconduct claim in the US.” (Duke University)
    4. “We’re not anti-Western values” ANU VC

  159. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2731142, posted on June 8, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Just scrolled up. 

    Me too.
    From what I can gather, NY dealers used to snort Roundup on the trading floor back in the 1990’s.

  160. calli

    There is the issue of GURT and third world farmers. On the one side, you have companies protecting their IP with a side benefit of prevention of volunteer species and wild hybridisation, on the other one use only means tremendous hardship and possible starvation.

  161. calli

    While smoking Russian sobranis and munching vanilla slice.

    Greed is good.

  162. Tom

    I am indebted to The Cat for this truism: “The left always lie about everything, all the time”.

    FIFY.

  163. calli

    Clive Blazey from Diggers Seeds used to have conniptions about Monsanto. Entertaining until subs time came around again and I declined to renew. One thing in his favour – he was an advocate of planting european/nth american trees around houses is bushland for reasons that are bleeding obvious.

    Council planners, however, are more interested in incinerating their residents via eucalypt.

  164. John Constantine

    The chicoms have recently built huge world scale chemical plants the size of Australian towns.

    All on the basis they can steal Monsanto’s intellectual property and copy their crop chemicals for free.

    It is the GM stuff Monsanto developed that has a value.

    Biosecurity laws make it harder for the chicoms to copy grain and sell the seed to the west.

    They still steal and copy it for use in chicom controlled farms in Asia and Africa though.

    Comrades.

  165. calli

    How hard would it be to replicate ‘suicide’ seeds, John?

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Birthday present!

    DOJ watchdog sets date for release of long-awaited review of Hillary Clinton probe

    In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Horowitz said “we anticipate releasing the report on June 14, 2018.” That day is also President Trump´s birthday.

    Hopefully she’ll be in jail for his next birthday.

  167. John Constantine

    Such a large critical mass of the world’s genetically best testing academically people and China has developed and invented nothing of value in the agricultural revolution that the west created to allow the worldwide peasant population boom.

    The chicoms only copy, then the western left mass imports all the excess revolutionary peasant freedom fighters to fuel the struggle to overthrow the culture that invents stuff.

    Comrades.

  168. calli

    The words “Clinton” and “probe” should never, ever be used together.

    “Clinton” and “imprisonment” is a much better combination.

  169. Boambee John

    Zycon at 2354

    One of the biggest changes is a cut in the maximum jail terms from 10 to seven years for some of those found guilty of covert work for foreign powers.

    Deep State strikes again, looking after its own!

    I thought the changes were supposed to increase the discouragement factor, not reduce it.

  170. Eyrie

    Eucalypts should be declared noxious weeds and eradicated. This continent needs terraforming.

  171. Roger

    “We’re not anti-Western values” ANU VC

    VC Brian Schmidt, who proves you can win a Nobel prize and yet be a mug, said last night on 7:30 that the university approaches all subjects from a questioning, critical stance.

    Very well, then, Prof. Schmidt, does the ANU’s Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies use critical methodology when studying the Quran?

  172. calli

    The Chinese invented the umbrella and wheelbarrow, John.

    Do give them some credit.

  173. Dave in Marybrook

    Crackin’ morning in Marybrook. After another week of close and dark rainy days and long nights of whispering drizzle and chiming frogs, it’s crispy cold under a defensive half moon. The river is high and clear the swamps are filling up, the grass is thick, the May storm fronts have pulled the leaves off the vines, and the lambs are jumping like rabbits.
    It’ll be a great day to spray some Glyphosate! Shut those bloody frogs up, and keep those lamb heads niiice and small.

  174. calli

    Oh frabjous day! I’m breaking the Beloved out of rehab after lunch – next big hurdle is folding him into the car and after that unfolding him out. Like Treebeard, he won’t be very bendable.

  175. John Constantine

    The single use seed gene has been stolen by chicom industrial agents ages ago.

    Nowadays, the trick is to sell hybrid seeds, where the beneficial trait breaks down and reverts to parent stock after the first generation or so.

    The agricultural production revolution has seen the world become awash with grain, only prices put a cap on world production now.

    In a world where food constraints are not an issue, it takes Stalinism and the State to starve people.

    Comrades.

  176. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2731174, posted on June 8, 2018 at 8:13 am

    The Chinese invented the umbrella and wheelbarrow, John.

    Stupid combination.
    Ever tried pushing a barrow and holding an umbrella.

  177. Roger

    In a world where food constraints are not an issue, it takes Stalinism and the State to starve people.

    Liberty Quote.

  178. Roger

    The only reason weedkiller is required is to protect the horrible wheat and corn crops that are causing the average person to be 30lb heavier than their grandparents.

    Our grandparents habitually ate bread with every meal yet were leaner than we are.

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stupid combination.
    Ever tried pushing a barrow and holding an umbrella.

    Not a problem.

    Japanese inventors made a drone umbrella that can keep you dry without having to hold it

  180. Leigh Lowe

    Umbrerra inside house?
    Bling bad ruck.
    Seven year bad ruck.

  181. John Constantine

    The last stage of the cropping program is what to do with the unsown heavy country that hasn’t wetted up yet.

    Dry sown vetch that hasn’t germinated by mid June shows that even with stored subsoil moisture it takes a lot of rain to wet up the topsoil to allow the plant to germinate and link up.

    Ryegrass is the old tech solution. Germinate on showers, tough ground cover and sheepfeed with a hay option.

    Getting late, and father would be disgusted to see the good paddocks sown to weeds, but if an inch doesn’t fall in the next few days, wimmera ryegrass it is.

  182. Farmer Gez

    Our grandparents habitually ate bread with every meal yet were leaner than we are.
    I’ve got a picture of large crowds of country folks standing around Smithy and Southern Cross aeroplane when they toured the country in the 30’s.
    They all look like racehorses. Not enough lard in the diet these days.

  183. Infidel Tiger

    Good news. Looks like Downer’s drongo daughter is going to get smashed in Mayo.

  184. Crossie

    Good news. Looks like Downer’s drongo daughter is going to get smashed in Mayo.

    That’s a shame, I think Georgina is nice but it would have been nicer if she was not a Downer. Dynasties are on the nose because it’s just one more avenue of cutting off opportunities to the rest of the population.

  185. The Barking Toad

    Man leaves job after leaving job.
    Quote of the day from Strewth in the Oz in relation to this bizarre report…..in the Oz

    A manager for a major aged-care provider has resigned after being outed as a serial public defecator by vigilant neighbours who photographed him in the act.

    Andrew Douglas Macintosh was a national quality manager at the leading retirement village Aveo and also advises on planning issues on a Brisbane City Council board.

    The story was published with the photo in The Courier Mail today.

    The company released a statement in response to the story and said they were unaware of the charges until today, according to the Australian Financial Review.

    “Aveo Group is distressed and disappointed at the alleged incidents concerning Mr Macintosh.”

    The company said it will “Aveo will continue to extend its support to Mr Macintosh for help that he may require.”

    Greenslopes residents allegedly snapped a photo of Mr Macintosh, also known as the poo jogger, defecating on their unit block’s path last month.

    The 64-year-old has been charged with public nuisance for the incident but residents say there were up to 30 instances.

    Steve Smith and a neighbour hid a night vision camera in the bushes to capture the elusive vandal after working out his route and following him.

  186. Diogenes

    Teachers should be re-named ‘learning designers’: professor

    Um no. Learning Designer is a term used to describe people who design corporate training.
    Training =/= Schooling & both/neither should not be confused with education. Education encompasses training & schooling, but is soooo much more than that.

    There is a sub-set of professors who should be re-named ‘idiots’.

    Worldwide the subset in education faculties is 99.94% . This fool is not in the .06.

  187. Percy Popinjay

    “This is an infamous, dishonest and wholly untrue charge” – Greg Sheridan
    “ABC retracts mass murder slur”

    You be judge, fellow commenters – the quote in question from Perfesser Dick Moses:

    “Do members of the right-wing commentariat think that Western countries are succumbing to a poisonous cocktail of multiculturalism, Muslim immigration, political correctness and cultural Marxism that dilutes the white population and brainwashes young people at school and university?”

    “It seems that, much like ­Anders Breivik and Steve Bannon, they do.”

    And:

    The ABC said last night it had amended the piece.

    “The item was an opinion piece from an external contributor,” an ABC spokeswoman said. “The ­reference was removed because it was not consistent with the ABC’s editorial standards.”

    Poor ol’ Chris Kenny – the guy’s a dripping wet sap and a graduate of the School of Alberscreecheenomics who seems to have really pissed off various dunderheads at the ALPBC.

    Sheridan I have zero sympathy for. He should go and have whinge to some third dictator about the injustice of it all.

  188. Snoopy

    The Bugmen have the knives out for Australia’s special forces. More diversidy will be the answer.

  189. Roger

    Teachers should be re-named ‘learning designers’

    “What have been our key learnings today, children?”

  190. Tom

    You beat me to it, Roger. Marvellous liberty quote:

    In a world where food constraints are not an issue, it takes Stalinism and the State to starve people.

    — John Constantine.

  191. Bruce of Newcastle

    News this week is that California has banned everyone in the state from having a shower and doing their washing on the same day. Also the exodus to anywhere else looks to be speeding up.

    So it is timely that you can now go on a summer business camp:

    Feminist Business School To Launch Anti-Capitalist ‘Summer Camp’

    Feminists who yearn to become failed entrepreneurs may find guidance at a new summer program offered by the California-based Feminist Business School, which vows to help students shun “masculine” aspects of capitalism like “meritocracy” and “individualism.”

    In a sane world this would be satire…but I followed the link to the article and then to the website…

  192. Percy Popinjay

    Also Qaaludes (whatever they are) were yuge

    Quay Luude in action, man.

  193. Snoopy

    SAS soldiers committed alleged war crimes in Afghanistan: official report

  194. Rockdoctor

    Reading back through last nights OT and seeing the retirement of the 747’s reminded me of the distinct high pitch tone of the RAAF 707’s that turned into a roar as they went over. They used to come into Garbutt up to a little over 10 years ago. You would hear them all over town when they were in town refueling the fighters or ferry troops around. Saw one up close, they were immaculate looking aircraft.

  195. Snoopy

    SAS soldiers committed alleged war crimes in Afghanistan: official report

    The inquiry was commissioned in 2016 by then Special Operations Commander Major General Jeff Sengelman, and was backed by incoming defence force chief Angus Campbell.

    An ANU academic, Dr Samantha Crompvoets was commissioned to prepare the report. Let’s take a peek at the good doctor’s academic specialities, shall we?

    Dr Samantha Crompvoets
    Medical School
    ANU College of Health & Medicine
    Military culture, veteran health, gender and health, breast cancer and breast surgery

    Gender

    Health – Ageing

    It’s a fucking stitch up by Angus Campbell.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    SAS soldiers committed alleged war crimes in Afghanistan: official report

    FIFY

  197. The NSW Libs and Nats have legislated exclusion zones around abortion clinics. We need to killdozer the LNP. They are excreble scum. Bearing witness now has to be at least 150m awy from an abortuary. This is brought to you by the LNP.

  198. Dover Beach;
    Is your reference to ‘Killdozer’ a reference to the SF novella from the 50’s?
    Just curious, is all.

  199. Snoopy

    Special Forces will be 50% wymynses and 25% trannies within 10 years. Armed with nerf guns and plastic knives.

  200. Farmer Gez

    Those lady professor and the snide crowd having a go at the SAS reminds me of a David Niven quote. He served in Europe in WWII.

    Niven stated, “Anyone who says a bullet sings past, hums past, flies, pings, or whines past, has never heard one—they go crack!”

    I doubt the accusers have been at the receiving end of incoming fire. Don’t judge our boys.

  201. Snoopy

    1970’s US men dropping disco biscuits

    2018 Sydney man dropping bum biscuits.

  202. Snoopy

    SAS soldiers committed alleged war crimes in Afghanistan: official report

    Who leaked the report? And to what end?

  203. Tom

    Who leaked the report?

    Stalin’s APS currently employs 152,095 tax eaters.

  204. We need to take a step back and ask who benefits the most from pushing the homo low-fat, which is causing heart disease to sky rocket while testosterone levels are collapsing. And who are the street enforcers, the antifa of Big Food!

    Oh dear, Fisky. Never go full Bird. You sound like a Socialist Alternative screed.

  205. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume Up

    80s Classic

    HQ Audio

    Ain’t Nobody (1983) Rufus & Chaka Khan

  206. cohenite

    Ramirez’s caricatures of slick willy and obuma are marvellous.

  207. Cactus

    I am a simple man. I want our special forces to be fit efficient killing machines that we can turn on our enemies. I want them to have a warrior culture.

  208. H B Bear

    Oh frabjous day! I’m breaking the Beloved out of rehab after lunch – next big hurdle is folding him into the car and after that unfolding him out. Like Treebeard, he won’t be very bendable.

    Take the ute.

  209. candy

    Bearing witness now has to be at least 150m away from an abortuary.

    Probably for the best. It has to be looked at as a clinical procedure like any other legally, I think? And some women will be there as an utter last option due to overwhelming circumstances and who are we to judge?

    I wonder though what it’s like in the abortion clinic though. All those little lives being snuffed out every day – what is the feeling of “karma”, spirituality like in working there. That your daily work involves dissolving life.
    It must be creepy. It gives me the creeps thinking about it.

  210. H B Bear

    No coming back from being a poo jogger.

  211. Senile Old Guy;

    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.

    “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.”

    There will be a very high price to be paid for this bullshit one day.
    If a Government funded body tries to overturn our elected politicians by appealing to a group of unelected politicians, then backlash time.
    …and then The Purges!
    (Comrades)

  212. lotocoti

    disregard for human life and dignity

    FFS.
    They’re supposed to break things and hurt people.
    They’re the SAS not the SES.

  213. Geriatric mayfly

    SAS soldiers committed alleged war crimes in Afghanistan: official report

    What constitutes a war crime these days? A dirty look, hollerin’ at the enemy with a few expletives, pissing behind a mosque, having pork in your rations, carrying religious medals and tokens for heavenly protection?

  214. Anthony

    How many frontline troops have tits?

  215. 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.

    Enough of the Ouija Board bullshit, just tell me when it’s going to rain in the Longreach/Barcy area, FFS.

  216. Tom

    How many frontline troops have tits?

    Does Peanut Head have a son who has enlisted?

  217. Confused Old Misfit

    Anthony
    #2731256, posted on June 8, 2018 at 10:09 am
    How many frontline troops have tits?

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    What constitutes a war crime these days?

    Pretty much anything the Taliban does.
    Oddly that is never mentioned in “reports” like the one by SMH’s Nick McKenzie.

  219. Some History

    News this week is that California has banned everyone in the state from having a shower and doing their washing on the same day. Also the exodus to anywhere else looks to be speeding up.
    So it is timely that you can now go on a summer business camp.

    Ah, good ol’ Califraudia. And why not food preparation while showering… a la Cosmo Kramer (from Steinfield)? Duh! That’s, like, totally intelligent, like.

    Well, the peculiar do-doings from Califraudia just keep rolling on in, this time from propropro-gay/anti-smoking Central – Sam Planck’s Disco:

    …voters in San Francisco resoundingly supported a new ban on the selling of flavored tobacco products, including vaping liquids packaged as candies and juice boxes, and menthol cigarettes.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/health/vaping-ban-san-francisco.html

  220. None

    The NSW Libs and Nats have legislated exclusion zones around abortion clinics. We need to killdozer the LNP. They are excreble scum. Bearing witness now has to be at least 150m awy from an abortuary. This is brought to you by the LNP.

    I believe there will be a high court challenge – there should be – as that is tantamount to proscribing politicial speech. And I keep reminding everyone as I did with O’Farrell, Baird and GladysB. The NSW Libs are neither conservative nor liberal. They are lefties. Apostates. GladysB is tight with Photios and gay scum like Zimmerman. No one with such poor judgement and dubious associations should be running a state much less be trusted. Remember too that GladyB and her LNP passed legislation a few days before Bernard Gaynor’s High Court ruling to legitimise the NSW Anti Discrimination Board as a court and that same board plus NCAT. stacked with sodomite fetishists is now referring cases in contravention of the High Court order. NSW LNP is corrupt. 100% through and through Obeid is Bambi in comparison corrupt.

  221. zyconoclast

    Future of technology in the classroom debated at EduTech conference

    Entertainment or engagement?
    Tech giant Microsoft’s vice president of worldwide education, Anthony Salcito, also warned this week that some schools were mistaking entertainment for student engagement when devices were used.

    In other words, in some cases, students using a learning app were simply playing games, rather than actually learning.

    Mr Salcito said technology worked best when it blended old skills, like handwriting, with modern devices, such as using a stylus on a touchscreen.

    Devices down, pencils out
    For some schools, handwriting has never been more important.

    Children’s author Louise Park runs writing workshops in schools around Australia and said she was desperately concerned by what she believes is a form of “digital dementia” that she has observed first-hand.

    The term digital dementia was first used by German neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer who believed that touch-typing circumvented the neural pathways, particularly memory, that are laid down during the process of handwriting.

    Ms Park said it was widespread in her experience.

    “What I see is how the students respond when they’re writing, or when they’re using tablets or devices,” Ms Park said.

    “When I have them in groups brainstorming, when I ask those groups to report back to me, every time, across the board, when the groups that have been doodling on paper and writing their notes by hand come to present their work, they never look at their notes.

    “For the groups that have written their work on an iPad, the speaker will stand up and read their work straight from the iPad.

  222. C.L.

    “Do members of the right-wing commentariat think that Western countries are succumbing to a poisonous cocktail of multiculturalism, Muslim immigration, political correctness and cultural Marxism that dilutes the white population and brainwashes young people at school and university?”

    Yes.

    Do members of the left-wing commentariat think that Western countries are succumbing to a poisonous cocktail of free-speaking cosmopolitanism, J-wish influence, environmental degradation and free market capitalism that dilutes the white population and brainwashes young people at school and university? Do they believe in the extermination of the unborn, the imperfect and the old?

    It seems that, much like ­Adolf Hitler, they do.

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