Wednesday Forum: June 20, 2018

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  1. Atoms for Peace

    Just shooting through

  2. Tugger

    Can’t believe I caught all you whingers napping! This is the greatest day of my miserable life!

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Aspirational Darwin award recipients mourn actual Darwin award recipients…

    Tributes paid to 3 London graffiti artists killed by a train

    LONDON — Members of London’s street art scene on Tuesday mourned three graffiti artists who died after being hit by a train.

    Flowers and cans of spray paint were left outside Loughborough Junction station in south London, near the site of the accident. On social media, friends paid tribute to the trio, who used the tags Kbag, Lover and Trip.

    Police say the bodies of three men were found on the rail line Monday morning. They may have been hit during the night, when freight trains use the tracks.

    Splat.

    (Am I being too insensitive?)

  4. hzhousewife

    (Am I being too insensitive?)

    No

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Goeiemore vir almal op die Kat.

  6. Tugger

    All three artists were men. Where’s the diversity? Maybe women are smarter than men.

  7. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Ten

    Gravy Booby

  8. The Barking Toad

    top twenty or thereabouts

  9. stackja

    Telstra slashing 8,000 jobs to cut costs, but shares still slammed
    By business reporter Michael Janda
    Updated 9 minutes ago

    Their ABC

  10. The supermarket plastic bag ripoff starts today at Woolworths – no more free shopping bags/bin liners in the name of the environment. But, you will still be able to purchase bin liners from said supermarket. Oh! The hypocracy. Grab 15c off you at checkout for a shopping bag and now more for the bin liners you are now forced to but if you want to use them. I have slowly over the years become to hate anything to do with the environment or sustainability. Through bitter experience I have come to the conclusion that anything environmental is nothing but worthless virtue signalling that will either cost me money or inconvenience or usually both without any benefit to anything!

  11. Baldrick

    13th Battalion A.I.F

    Lihou, James Victor (1895–1918)
    During the 13th Battalion’s attack of 18 September, 1918 near Le Verguier, Sergeant Lihou and his party of seven got ahead of their company but kept moving forward; a machine-gun opened fire on them from behind. Lihou immediately rushed the machine-gun post and threw a bomb, killing three of the crew and taking the survivors prisoner. When his party reached the first objective they met with opposition from several machine-guns and Lihou again charged ahead to bomb and capture one crew, thus enabling his section to get into the enemy trench. He then led his men along it and saw a post that was holding up another battalion. He climbed out of the trench on his own and charged the post of twenty Germans but before he could reach it was fatally wounded. He died on his way back to a dressing-station and was posthumously awarded a Bar to his D.C.M. The battalion history states that ‘his cheerful, careless gallantry was such that he was regarded as a certainty for a V.C. had he been spared’. Sergeant Lihou has no known grave and is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

  12. Chris

    Not even 13th man persyn? Dang.

  13. The Barking Toad

    Through bitter experience I have come to the conclusion that anything environmental is nothing but worthless virtue signalling that will either cost me money or inconvenience or usually both without any benefit to anything!

    +100

  14. Chris

    Splat.

    (Am I being too insensitive?)

    Let’s ask Splatacrobat.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle – the only thing you got wrong was to call them artists. They are nothing but vandals and their demise proves that karma does exist!

  16. egg_

    +1

    To the toxic male culture of the new fred.

  17. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2742291, posted on June 20, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Sydney drownings and rail deaths.

  18. egg_

    anything environmental is nothing but worthless virtue signalling

    To uphold a single virtue of anything is to be unbalanced, hence the crazies of the Greens.

  19. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Telstra slashing 8,000 jobs to cut costs, but shares still slammed
    By business reporter Michael Janda
    Updated 9 minutes ago

    How’s that NBN working out for you Telstra shareholders?

    What a clusterfuck this country is.

  20. Bruce in WA

    Well, that was quick!

  21. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    70s Classic.

    Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra (1973)

  22. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.

    Hahaha!

    The hysterical shemale Australian public and Cricket Australia destroyed cricket in Australia for a generation over a similar incident.

    We are truly the stupidest country on earth.

  23. .

    I don’t get the shopping bag scam either.

    Why not offer sturdy paper/cardboard bags for free?

    They’re sustainable, renewable and possibly 100% au naturel.

  24. classical_hero

    Do we follow cricket?

  25. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Why not offer sturdy paper/cardboard bags for free?

    Because they are too expensive and that is not how the scam works.

  26. Herodotus

    Thanks Zippy for the link to Gowdy exposing the ridiculousness of Having Strzk on any investigation, and the weakness of the I.G. in saying that the prosecutors are the ones who’ve decided it’s all no biggie. It has all been downgraded to “concerning”.
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2018/06/18/monday-forum-june-182018/comment-page-5/#comment-2742141

  27. .

    C.L.
    #2742315, posted on June 20, 2018 at 11:29 am
    ABC “Fact Check” (whose job is to protect leftist ideas) springs into action to get David Leyonhjelm:

    Fact check: Does the projected increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco rely on smokers switching to legal product?

    How dare he! The government never makes heroic assumptions. We all know our Prime Minister, Wayne Swan balanced the budget by fiscal year 2014 when he was Commonwealth Treasurer (and a bloody good job he did too).

  28. struth

    Why not offer sturdy paper/cardboard bags for free?

    You can reuse the paper ones as well.
    Uglies don’t last too long with a plastic bag over their heads.
    But you can even put one on your head incase hers falls off.

    So I am told.

  29. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    If you want to protest the bag scam the only effective way is to withdraw your custom from Coolies.

    They know that their market power means that smaller retailers will have trouble with the bag scam. That is why they have gone full fascist in enforcing it.

    Never ever shop at any Coles or Woolworths operation and that includes Bunnings you imbeciles.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle

    The supermarket plastic bag ripoff starts today at Woolworths

    I had a conversation with a Coles checkout lady last week. She handed me a bit of paper and said it was a reminder that Coles is going bagless on July 1.

    I said “yes, I’m dreading it”.

    “Why?”, said she.

    “Because the plastic bags are the best environmental and health option”, said I, “and anyway if Coles was serious they’d put a big pile of cardboard boxes out front. If we can use a cardboard box it’ll go straight into the council recycling bin afterwards. You must have millions of them.”

    “That’s a good idea”, said she, “we used to do that, we had big piles of boxes before the bags. We have to crush them all every day.”

    “Yes” said I.

    Said she: “You should go onto the Coles website and put in a suggestion about this!”

    “Um.” said I, non-committally.

    “You really should!” she said.

    I then wandered off with my groceries. In ebil healthy environmentally friendly plastic bags.

    I still haven’t gone online to do as she urged me to. I figure it is so obvious that the whole thing is virtual signalling and money making, otherwise they’d be doing this already.

    I’m still dreading July 1. Inclined to borrow a Coles basket semipermanently.

  31. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Fact check: Does the projected increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco rely on smokers switching to legal product?

    Speaking of government assumptions, the disgraceful kleptocracy known as NSW has budgeted for an $850,000,000 increase in revenue from fines next year. That is just the increase.

    Fuxk me this is a terrible country.

  32. dopey

    Bruce.
    The correct position is “they died doing what they loved.”

  33. struth

    Never ever shop at any Coles or Woolworths operation and that includes Bunnings you imbeciles.

    Pay for all your groceries and leave them on the checkout, taking a few cans out, then coming back for the milk and bread, then the crap wrap, then the spaghetti, then the toothpaste etc.
    Say you forgot your bags, but you have too many at home to buy more.

  34. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Peter Thomson brown bread.

    Great man.

  35. hzhousewife

    “That’s a good idea”, said she, “we used to do that, we had big piles of boxes before the bags. We have to crush them all every day.”

    I wonder why?
    Plenty of boxes at Dan Murphy’s. They don’t have to crush theirs.

  36. Confused Old Misfit

    Not go to Bunnings? That’s like asking a Canadian not to go into a Canadian Tire store! Do you big city types have Home Depot as a Bunnings alternative?

  37. Atoms for Peace

    Why don’t we CRISPR sealife so that it thrives on plastic waste. Start with the dolphins.

  38. Old School Conservative

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2742321, posted on June 20, 2018 at 11:34 am
    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.

    It looks like Chandimal’s strike on Saturday morning has had the desired effect – a wet lettuce leaf approach to discipline.
    So much for CA’s attempt to set a precedent of hefty suspensions. We indeed are a laughing stock.
    A cynic would say that the difference in sanctions were culturally biased.

  39. Dr Faustus

    Do we follow cricket?

    A minority British sport, played by effete enthusiasts.
    Like Real Tennis.

  40. Some History

    The Public Health crooks keep shifting the goalposts… to the public’s detriment.

    Chris Snowdon
    https://health.spectator.co.uk/moving-goalposts-a-government-approved-lifestyle-is-always-out-of-reach/

  41. tgs

    “Because the plastic bags are the best environmental and health option”, said I, “and anyway if Coles was serious they’d put a big pile of cardboard boxes out front. If we can use a cardboard box it’ll go straight into the council recycling bin afterwards. You must have millions of them.”

    Harris Farms supermarkets here in Sydney have been doing that for a while but boxes really aren’t convenient to carry groceries especially if say for example you’re on the way home and already carrying a laptop/gym/whatever bag.

  42. .

    Farking kee-rishna on an ancient alien spaceship.

    850 million INCREASE in fines in ONE YEAR?

    This isn’t Spain, this is England!

    No no, Master Cromwell. This isn’t England. This isn’t South Wales.

    This is New South Wales.

  43. struth

    and that includes Bunnings you imbeciles.

    You really do push the boundaries sometimes…………………………………………

  44. lotocoti

    three graffiti artists vandals who died after being hit by a train.

    Fixed for accuracy.

  45. stackja

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2742317, posted on June 20, 2018 at 11:31 am
    Telstra slashing 8,000 jobs to cut costs, but shares still slammed
    By business reporter Michael Janda
    Updated 9 minutes ago

    How’s that NBN working out for you Telstra shareholders?

    What a clusterfuck this country is.

    RGR got taxpayers/NBN to buy Telstra/Optus.

  46. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Not go to Bunnings? That’s like asking a Canadian not to go into a Canadian Tire store! Do you big city types have Home Depot as a Bunnings alternative?

    Buntings started this scam.

    There are plenty of alternatives. People who continue to use Bunnings are like the sex offender who promises to only molest the special girl down the street.

  47. Cold enough here for me to self-identify as a female.
    I can’t find the balls.

    Globule warmening at work.

  48. Old School Conservative

    Geeze Louise . That was awful.
    How about a warning Not Suitable For Weak Stomachs?

  49. H B Bear

    Brown people have always regarded the laws of cricket as a suggestion at best. The BCCI, who control the game now, are comfortable with this approach. #chuckers

  50. .

    Surprisingly, I searched for “shit splattered toilet (of a country)” and Catallaxyfiles did not come up on the first page.

  51. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’m still dreading July 1. Inclined to borrow a Coles basket semipermanently.

    I am about to annex a woolies trolley, to save the environment, honest.

  52. .

    Is it permissible to use some sort of arm brace to bowl with a straightened elbow in cricket?

    Some blokes I’ve batted against chuck but their action is so quick the umpires did not notice.

    I’ve seen other people called because they flick their wrist, which is permissible.

  53. stackja

    I walk to my IGA with my trusty bush walking backpack.

  54. struth

    NSWelshmen will take it hard up the KP and like it.

    They’ll dob each other in for non compliance.
    If there’s one thing the convict blood of NSW loves, is being completely compliant to authority.
    Once they get away with it there, the rest of the states, absolutely overcome with panic by not being “in line with other states” in this instant, (not when it comes to anything else) bring the same laws in with lightning speed.
    WA and NT don’t count either.

  55. Old School Conservative

    #chuckers

    No, not after they redefined chucking by changing the angle of bend of the elbow. All above board now.

  56. H B Bear

    NSW (and Australia more generally) have never moved beyond the Rum Rebellion. All they did was ensure that corruption was always state sanctioned.

  57. Old School Conservative

    . you are a batsman I see.
    Does that indicate the origin of your non-de-plume?

  58. Bruce of Newcastle

    Never ever shop at any Coles or Woolworths operation and that includes Bunnings you imbeciles.

    IGA is banning da bags from July 1 also.
    Can’t wait for the ACCC to cry “collusion!”.
    /s

  59. struth

    NSW (and Australia more generally) have never moved beyond the Rum Rebellion. All they did was ensure that corruption was always state sanctioned.

    Now come on guys……
    That has got to be a liberty quote.

  60. 850 million INCREASE in fines in ONE YEAR?

    That’s a lot of jay-walking fines.
    Or is the cost of exceeding the speed limit by 3kph going up to $1000 per hit?

  61. .

    Calling me a cricketer of any kind is like a calling Wayne Swan the World’s Greatest Treasurer.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pay for all your groceries and leave them on the checkout, taking a few cans out, then coming back for the milk and bread, then the crap wrap, then the spaghetti, then the toothpaste etc

    The problem with living in a small country town is that, annoying the check out chick, is likely to earn repercussions from an irate father or elder brother.

  63. .

    True story.

    A friend of mine was fined for jaywalking (he was) by a detective constable NSWPlod, but the circumstances were that he got in the road of a speeding unmarked NSW plod car the said detective was driving, near an intersection of Liverpool St. This was about seven+ years ago.

    The detective was speeding (IMO, from my observation) to avoid a possible red light.

    He says to this day he didn’t pay up. Maybe he wrote representations and muttered something about witnesses.

  64. Dr Fred Lenin

    Talking about cricket,I saw a L’il Abner cartoon years ago Abney asks Pappy , “pappy what’s a critic “? Pappy says “it’s some durn fool game the English plays “ ,always thought that was a good description

  65. zyconoclast

    ABC Science

    Plastic bag bans: Here’s how the alternatives stack up

    Research has found that about 1 per cent of plastic bags used in Australia end up in the environment.

    According to the British study, the production of polypropylene bags created about 11 times the “global warming potential” of single-use bags.

    According to Green Bag Co Australia, they can be thrown in the washing machine to clean, although they caution against putting them in the dryer, as polypropylene “can’t withstand high heat”.

    The drawback to the green bags though is they can break down into microplastics if they find their way into the environment and cause the same issues as their lightweight cousins.

    The first thing you need to know if climate change or water scarcity are your concern is that you’ll need to use your canvas bags about 100 times before you’re ahead of single-use plastics.

    But an analysis by the British Environment Agency estimated that from a climate change perspective, cotton bags need to be used 131 times before they break even with single-use, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags.

    And this is even more important than the cost and inconvenience.
    Single use bags are the greatest boon for food hygiene.

    Whatever bag you choose, the New South Wales Food Authority has some advice.

    “When using reusable bags, make sure you regularly wash them,” a spokesperson said.

    “Use separate, leak-proof, easily washable bags for meat/poultry, seafood and for fruit and vegetables.”

  66. Dr Faustus

    Telstra slashing 8,000 jobs to cut costs, but shares still slammed

    Not surprising when the CEO burned Telstra’s dividend in 2016 “to put us on a solid path for growth“, spent three years realising he has 8,000 too many middle managers, and is now promising a “disruptive” strategy that involves:

    Migrating all consumer and small business products and plans and 50 per cent of enterprise customers to completely new technology stacks within three years and leave the legacy behind.

    and

    “…is about placing customers at the centre of everything we do and delivering simpler, more flexible products with a beautiful digital service experience,”

    All the things that Telstra does so well.

    Andy Penn will be gone by September.

  67. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    IGA is banning da bags from July 1 also.

    Bullied into it by Coolies.

    There are plenty of options for your retail dollar. If you are not using independent grocery and liquor retailers then quite frankly you are an awful person.

  68. Chris

    Surprisingly, I searched for “shit splattered toilet (of a country)” and Catallaxyfiles did not come up on the first page.

    Only because you used image search.

  69. .

    Form the old OT:

    That “whistleblowing” (he he) on the big 4 accounting firm reckons that your boss having an affair (not necessarily with *you*) is the same as (or somehow morally relevant as) your boss sexually harassing or assaulting *you*.

    This %$#@ing demented.

  70. stackja

    USA tourist reckoned the same cricket match that was being played during his previous visit months ago was still continuing.

  71. Death Giraffe

    “Because the plastic bags are the best environmental and health option”, said I, “and anyway if Coles was serious they’d put a big pile of cardboard boxes out front. If we can use a cardboard box it’ll go straight into the council recycling bin afterwards. You must have millions of them.”

    “That’s a good idea”, said she, “we used to do that, we had big piles of boxes before the bags. We have to crush them all every day.”

    ..
    Great idea Bruce.
    I will tell the missus to get right onto this.
    The change isn’t to no more bags.
    It is a charge for biodegradeable bags.
    Supposedly these are more expensive than the good old porpoise- choking ones they use now.
    When will we learn that sea creatures need maximum exposure to modern life so they can adapt.
    We do them no favours by pandering to their stupid victimology.
    Dumb aquatic lifeforms.

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    According to Green Bag Co Australia, they can be thrown in the washing machine to clean, although they caution against putting them in the dryer, as polypropylene “can’t withstand high heat”.

    Every time you wash them you blow out the environmental footprint more than the original bag. Same goes for other cloth bags. Greens don’t understand life-cycle analysis.

    cotton bags need to be used 131 times

    From the study I linked upthread. The UK government sat on the report until someone FOIAed them, whereupon they sheepishly released it.

  73. struth

    When using reusable bags, make sure you regularly wash them,” a spokesperson said

    You don’t want them to dirty all the plastic containers that you will be putting inside them.

  74. stackja

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Tuesday will stir political debate in Canberra, as both Labor and the Coalition frame a looming election around ways to tackle torpid wage growth and battle cost of living pressures.

    Suburbs in the inner-Melbourne areas of Yarra, Bayside and Stonnington, where median incomes are up to $60,000, saw pay rises of between 18 and 21 per cent between 2010 and 2016.

    By contrast, the 67,000 working residents of Melbourne city – which is dominated by international students and casual workers – received a pay rise of just 8 per cent.

    SMH

  75. stackja

    In Sydney, Leichhardt residents have the highest median income at $75,500, closely followed by workers in North Sydney, Chatswood, Manly and Ku-ringai. All got income rises well above inflation at close to 20 per cent.

  76. Confused Old Misfit

    Buntings started this scam.

    There are plenty of alternatives.

    IT 2: When the only alternative for 100k is Mitre 10, there are no alternatives.
    And your sexual fantasies about the girl down the street are most unbecoming and unworthy of you.

  77. mizaris

    Good morning – I identify as being in the top 100.

    Happy to take my own bags and shop at Aldi.

  78. C.L.

    I was curious about that story of three “graffiti artists” being killed by a train …
    The Guardian:
    Fine art student from Hampstead private school among three dead ‘graffiti artists’ killed by train.

    A fine arts student who attended a private school in Hampstead has been named as one of the suspected graffiti artists who died on Monday morning after being hit by a train.

    Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, is believed to have been taking part in a street art project on a dangerous part of the tracks near Loughborough Junction when he was hit by a train alongside two other boys.

    His friends, Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, and Jack Gilbert, 23, also lost their lives in the accident.

    Mr Scott-Hood’s parents, Perry and Susie, have since described their son as a “kind and beautiful young man” in a tribute released through the British Transport Police (BTP).

    “We are completely heartbroken by the loss of our only son, Harrison,” they said.

  79. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    IT 2: When the only alternative for 100k is Mitre 10, there are no alternatives.

    Use Mitre 10 or drive the 100kms.

    Your excuses for tolerating fascism are weak and disappointing.

  80. .

    If you’re a boy at 23, why do we want to give 16-year-olds the vote?

  81. mh

    Considering our cities are gridlocked due to the government’s immigration Ponzi scheme, more people are being forced to abandon the car and catch public transport. Then on the way home we grab bits of shopping for the evening – and carry it in the free multi-use (single-use) plastic bags. Now those people will be doing exactly the same except they will pay 15 cents for a thick plastic bag that wont get used for f-ck all again.

  82. Herodotus

    The checkout people are not to blame for higher ups making stupid virtue-signalling decisions, so don’t take it out on them.

  83. Peter Castieau

    Australian golfer Peter Thomson has died aged 88

  84. struth

    I won’t take it out on the checkout chicks.
    As long as they don’t look down their nose at me for wanting a plastic bag, which many do.

  85. Mother Lode

    Bruce.
    The correct position is “they died doing what they loved.”

    And it was dangerous, so they were really, kind, heroes.

    Like the heroes who speed in heavy rain or shove shared needles in their arms.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    A fine arts student who attended a private school in Hampstead has been named as one of the suspected graffiti artists who died on Monday morning after being hit by a train.

    Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, is believed to have been taking part in a street art project …

    Still a student?
    At 23?
    Yartz degrees take longer than medicine.

  87. classical_hero

    Welcome to the gaystapo in the name of “anti-discrimination”.

    http://bernardgaynor.com.au/canary-named-john/

  88. Chris

    So will big tech mandate reusable blogs? The carbon footprint of all the ones and zeros being thrown out must be substantial.

  89. Mother Lode

    Harris Farms supermarkets here in Sydney have been doing that for a while but boxes really aren’t convenient to carry groceries especially if say for example you’re on the way home and already carrying a laptop/gym/whatever bag.

    My local Harris Farm (Lindfield) has paper bags with handles. It is new so maybe it is temporary.

    Next month I am moving to Mosman and there is a Harris Farm up near Spit Junction. I am yet to find out if they offer bags.

    The suspense is killing me.

  90. BrettW

    Not sure about other states but the plastic bag ban (below a certain number of microns) is a new Qld state law that applies to all retail outlets and not just Coles and Woolies.

    $6,000 fines will apply and there is even a number to call to report retailers who provide such bags.

    Can’t remember where I read this but either Courier Mail or Brisbane Times.

  91. DrBeauGan

    I was about to be civil in my reply but Mrs Struth just blurted out, That’s social engineering.
    That’s what Hitler did!
    I was shocked.
    But she was right so, there you go.
    Eat that shit sandwich you stupid socialist cow, I thought.
    I picked well.

    Which goes to show common sense beats over-education every time. You did pick well, Struth.

  92. Makka

    WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

    “Look at the council membership, and you see an appalling disrespect for the most basic rights,” said Haley, citing Venezuela, China, Cuba and Democratic Republic of Congo. She did not mention Saudi Arabia, which rights groups pushed to be suspended in 2016 over killings of civilians in the Yemen war.

  93. Mother Lode

    Or is the cost of exceeding the speed limit by 3kph going up to $1000 per hit?

    I believe their attitude is, “If you can afford it, it isn’t punishment.”

  94. stackja

    Makka
    #2742410, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    UN going the way of the League.

  95. struth

    Thanks DB
    My better half is quite well educated and yet, the amount of condescension she receives from dumb lefties is remarkable.
    Because she works in the private sector and is my other half, (a guy who drives trucks , ye gods, and does tour driving, an old bogan belting around the bush, mechanic type) they think she is an easy target.
    She floors me with her straight out approach sometimes.
    It comes out of the blue when you least expect it.
    She doesn’t study the political scene like I do, but she has a keen sense of right and wrong.
    She got angry with this dumb lefty bitch last night.
    No holds barred, she went to town, with me offering “bunch of sticks” type political hack terminology.
    The bitch didn’t know what hit her.
    I’m still very chuffed.

  96. struth

    I think I am in love all over again.

  97. Makka

    UN going the way of the League.

    Perfect timing to leave the UNHRC.

    To draw attention away from the tightening nooses in DC, the leftards are outraged! about kids being separated – which is BS as their parents are sending them on this very hazardous trip with others while human traffickers make the most out of kids – so Trump pulls the US out of the peak UN human rights gabfest.

    Good.

  98. Mother Lode

    Yartz degrees take longer than medicine.

    That’s because if you learn two facts in medicine, you will be able to deduce a third.

    In arts you would have to learn all three in order to prevent logical aptitude taking root.

    A science student will have learned how to multiple 2-digit numbers together.

    And arts student would have studied 10,000 equations.

    And after all that obsess about the numbers’ gender.

  99. stackja

    World-first, national inquiry into sexual harassment at work announced
    SEXUAL abuse activist Tracey Spicer has outed some of Australia’s biggest names. Now, the spotlight is on our workplaces.
    Alexis Carey
    news.com.au

  100. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2742418, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Crayon selection criteria?

  101. Top Ender

    Here we go!

    The Australian Electoral Commission has bowed to pressure over two electorate names in Victoria, a move labelled a victory for “common sense” by indigenous leader Warren Mundine.

    The name of the Melbourne electorate of Batman has been changed to Cooper in commemoration of indigenous rights activist William Cooper.

    The decision by the AEC means the name of John Batman, one of the founding settlers of Melbourne, has been dumped as representing the inner Melbourne electorate, which is held by new Labor MP Ged Kearney.

    The seat of Corangamite will not be renamed after former swimming teacher May Cox following an outcry from both sitting Liberal MP Sarah Henderson and Aboriginal leaders due to the original name’s indigenous significance.

    The AEC had initially decided to retain the name Batman for the electorate, despite pressure to adopt an indigenous name.

    Mr Mundine had previously spoken out against a change to Coranagamite’s name due to the fact Aboriginal-linked seats have fallen from 19 to 10 since federation.

    “It was brilliant to see Corangamite is staying. It’s just common sense to keep the name and I think the AEC have realised that,” he said.

    “I have no problems with Ms Cox but we need to maintain the Aboriginality of these seat names.”

    Mr Mundine also said the Cooper decision was “common sense” due to its namesake’s record as a civil rights champion.

    “I was so pleased to hear William Cooper was finally being honoured. He’s an internationally renowned hero. It was the right decision and again, it’s just common sense.”

    There has been a long campaign to rename the seat of Batman due to the pioneer’s chequered past as a bounty hunter in Tasmania. There are accusations that Batman specialised in hunting Aboriginal people.

    Batman’s Labor MP Ged Kearney supported a name change. “Absolutely thrilled that I will now be the Member for Cooper! You can read about the incredible life of William Cooper, who spent his life working to improve the rights of Australia’s First Nations peoples,” Ms Kearney tweeted.

    Absolutely thrilled that I will now be the Member for Cooper! You can read about the incredible life of William Cooper, who spent his life working to improve the rights of Australia’s First Nations peoples, here https://t.co/ve36tjuLft https://t.co/yAbINKjBDy
    — Ged Kearney (@gedkearney) June 20, 2018

    Ms Henderson has previously said she would challenge the attempt to change her electorate to Cox due to both the Aboriginal significance of the current name and the possible connotations around Cox.

    “I attended a dinner with parliamentary colleagues, stakeholders and journalists — and the main topic of conversation was my proposed new name, the Member for Cox,” she told The Geelong Advertiser earlier this month. “There was much laughter and many inappropriate connotations which flowed at my expense.’’

    Announcing the decision this morning. the AEC said Mr Cooper was a spokesman for Aboriginal people who, as secretary of the Australian Aborigines League presented a petition and led deputations to authorities, calling for direct representation in parliament, enfranchisement, land rights and federal control of Aboriginal affairs. In 1938 Mr Cooper lodged a personal protest against the treatment of European Jews in Nazi Germany following Kristallnacht.

    John Batman (1801-1839) settled in the northeast of the Van Diemen’s Land Colony in the 1820s and played a key role in the founding of a settlement on the Yarra River which became the city of Melbourne.

    Link

  102. Mindfree

    Joe Jackson nailed it in 1982 with the line

    “if there’s war between the sexes there’ll be no people left”

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    AEC to rename Ged Kearney’s Melbourne seat from Batman to Cooper

    The Australian
    12:18PM June 20, 2018
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    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    Canberra
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    Melbourne
    @RichAFerguson

    The Australian Electoral Commission has bowed to pressure over two electorate names in Victoria, a move labelled a victory for “common sense” by indigenous leader Warren Mundine.

    The name of the Melbourne electorate of Batman has been changed to Cooper in commemoration of indigenous rights activist William Cooper.

    The decision by the AEC means the name of John Batman, one of the founding settlers of Melbourne, has been dumped as representing the inner Melbourne electorate, which is held by new Labor MP Ged Kearney.

    The seat of Corangamite will not be renamed after former swimming teacher May Cox following an outcry from both sitting Liberal MP Sarah Henderson and Aboriginal leaders due to the original name’s indigenous significance.

    The AEC had initially decided to retain the name Batman for the electorate, despite pressure to adopt an indigenous name.

    Mr Mundine had previously spoken out against a change to Coranagamite’s name due to the fact Aboriginal-linked seats have fallen from 19 to 10 since federation.

    From the Oz. Is there no end to the constant battle to rewrite history?

  104. .

    World-first, national inquiry into sexual harassment at work announced

    Let’s have a Royal Commission into Everything, the Great Royal Commission, which our generation shall name “The Royal Commission to End All Royal Commissions.”…even better than a Royal Commission into Royal Commissions…which shall be named the Second Great Royal Commission and the Great Royal Commission shall be thereafter known as the First Great Royal Commission.

    All bets are off and it’s every free man for themselves if we get to the Great Royal Commission III.

  105. Old School Conservative

    Now that the AHRC has announced its findings (all men are guilty of sexual harassment in the workplace), all that remains is to conduct the enquiry.

  106. Snoopy

    Via CL upthread

    Fact check: Does the projected increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco rely on smokers switching to legal product?

    Under the Government’s plan, from July 1, 2019 tax will be levied on tobacco as soon it enters Australia.

    As a transitional measure, duty will also be applied to all tobacco stored in warehouses on that date. Importers will have 12 months to pay.

    This will bring forward revenue that otherwise would have been paid in later years, accounting for most of the estimated increase in revenue.

    We are expected to believe that in this era of just in time logistics, cigarette manufacturers keep several years’ worth of a deteriorating product in expensive warehouse storage? And further, if they indeed do, they will not reduce stocks by July 2019 and will continue the practice even though they will be required to pay duty upon landing? The possibility of selling off their warehouses and storing stock off shore won’t enter their heads.

  107. Mother Lode

    changed to Cooper
    .
    .
    .
    The AEC had initially decided to retain the name Batman for the electorate, despite pressure to adopt an indigenous name.

    Cooper is an indigenous name?

    I suppose the bloke that Gov Phillip befriended was Benny Long.

  108. .

    John Batman bought (a fair swathe of) “Melbourne” from the Yorta Yorta (?) people until Governor Bourke perhaps ultra vires made a pocket edict amounting to legislation which invalidated the purchase and similar purchases, and also set up the complete and utter mess we have regarding the separation of real property and mineral title in the colonies and then later the States.

    Punishing Batman by damnatio memoriae does nothing for Aboriginals, “land rights” as they are now are a communist sham that interdict progress to genuine private property ownership of traditional lands and genuine self-determination.

    Aboriginals had more “land rights” before Bourke’s ill-considered edict.

    Perhaps rename Bourke Street to something else, like Digger McCobber Avenue. Perhaps after Lawler or Eureka who actually won liberal democracy, the rule of law and self-government from the bunyip aristocracy of Melbourne.

  109. DrBeauGan

    I’m still very chuffed.
    struth
    #2742416, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    I think I am in love all over again.

    Make sure you tell her.

    That combination of good sense and moral courage is not all that common, but it’s in the best traditions of our people. Can’t have too many examples.

  110. I agree with the name change of the seat from Batman to Coopers. Much better to be named after a nice, tasty beer than a fictitious American superhero!

  111. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2742431, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Batman bites the dust but Cox plan killed off by electoral commission
    https://www.theage.com.au › National › Victoria › Federal election
    2 hours ago – The federal seat of Batman in Melbourne’s inner-north has been renamed Cooper, to honour indigenous rights activist William Cooper.

    Cooper, William (1861–1941)
    by Diane Barwick
    This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP), 1981

  112. BorisG

    Is there no end to the constant battle to rewrite history?

    No.

  113. ian3029

    Perhaps after Lawler

    His name was Peter Lalor and we already have and electorate named Lalor.
    I live in it and more’s the pity it as red as you can get (Gillard’s old seat).

  114. zyconoclast

    Vatican to Host Conference on ‘Migration, Xenophobia, and Politically Motivated Populism’

    World Council of Churches said it is partnering with the Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development in preparing the conference to be held September 17-20 as part of ongoing work toward “peace-building and migration.”

    Read this before you next donate to Caritas.
    http://journey.caritas.org/myths/

  115. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hey dot ,what about the Maximum Royal Commission ? you know like Castro was el Linder Maximo , the maximum leader ,great name that, turnbull can use it for a fee.

  116. Mother Lode

    to honour indigenous rights activist William Cooper.

    I get that he was an Aborigine – just that it is a European (well, British) name.

    Cooper is an indigenes’ name, rather than an indigenous name.

    I was just having a go at how they phrased it.

  117. .

    ian3029
    #2742438, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    Perhaps after Lawler

    His name was Peter Lalor

    Forgive me, I grew up when “remembering dates and names” was not important in studying history.

    My god. What a howler.

  118. zyconoclast

    Amnesty International says Northern Ireland has a huge racism problem
    Racist crimes are now more common in Northern Ireland than sectarian attacks

    “This scale of racial prejudice in 2018 should shock us to our core,” said Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director for Amnesty International.

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  120. stackja

    ian3029
    #2742438, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    Perhaps after Lawler

    His name was Peter Lalor and we already have and electorate named Lalor.
    I live in it and more’s the pity it as red as you can get (Gillard’s old seat).

    Area and Location Description:The Division of Lalor is located to the south-west of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 546 sq km. Lalor is a rapidly expanding area extending from Port Phillip Bay inland. The main suburbs include part of Altona Meadows and Truganina and all of Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Point Cook, Seabrook, Tarneit, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale. Rural areas of Eynesbury (part), Mount Cottrell (part), Quandong, Mambourin and Cocoroc are also included.Products/Industries of the Area:Some heavy industries and manufacturing, market gardening, wineries, Melbourne’s water treatment plant, Werribee Racecourse and Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Werribee Mercy Hospital, University of Melbourne Veterinary School, Agriculture and Food Technology Precinct, tertiary education facilities, Werribee Open Range Zoo, tourism precincts including beaches, retail precincts and shopping centres.First Proclaimed/Election:1948/1949
    Demographic Rating:Outer Metropolitan
    Members:Ryan, J (ALP) 2013–
    Gillard, J (ALP) 1998–2013
    Jones, B O (ALP) 1977–1998
    Cairns, J F (ALP) 1969–1977
    Lee, M W (LP) 1966–1969
    Pollard, R T (ALP) 1949–1966

  121. zyconoclast

    Is There Evidence of Racial Disparity in Police Use of Deadly Force? Analyses of Officer-Involved Fatal Shootings in 2015–2016

    Abstract
    Is there evidence of a Black–White disparity in death by police gunfire in the United States? This is commonly answered by comparing the odds of being fatally shot for Blacks and Whites, with odds benchmarked against each group’s population proportion. However, adjusting for population values has questionable assumptions given the context of deadly force decisions. We benchmark 2 years of fatal shooting data on 16 crime rate estimates. When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-Black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. Multiverse analyses showed only one significant anti-Black disparity of 144 possible tests. Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for Blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. For unarmed shootings or misidentification shootings, data are too uncertain to be conclusive.

  122. Senile Old Guy

    This is one of the”truths”:

    Harsh restrictions can have unintended consequences – a surge in migration in advance of new laws, temporary migrants becoming permanent if they fear they can’t return, migrant flows diverting to new routes and into the hands of criminal and inhumane traffickers.

    Caritas wants open borders.

  123. zyconoclast

    Harvard teaching hospital to take down portraits of prestigious white male doctors

    Effort aims to create ‘sense of belonging’ for women, minorities

    A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School will take down portraits of prestigious white male doctors that adorn a venerable amphitheater and scatter them throughout the grounds in a new diversity and inclusion effort.

  124. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2742443, posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    Amnesty International says Northern Ireland has a huge racism problem
    Racist crimes are now more common in Northern Ireland than sectarian attacks

    “This scale of racial prejudice in 2018 should shock us to our core,” said Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director for Amnesty International.

    Demography of Northern Ireland
    From Wikipedia
    Ethnicity:
    White: 98.21 [2011]

  125. Tel

    This is commonly answered by comparing the odds of being fatally shot for Blacks and Whites, with odds benchmarked against each group’s population proportion.

    Try doing the exact same calculation but make the two groups Men and Women and watch how you discover the police are sexist against men. Now let’s take bets on who can explain that to the SJW brigade.

  126. zyconoclast

    EFF leader Julius Malema has once again angered the Indian community by saying that the majority of Indians are racist.

    According to eNCA, Malema was addressing a Youth Day event at Matlosana Stadium in Klerksdorp in the North West when he said: “We were not all oppressed the same. Indians had all sorts of resources Africans didn’t have, coloureds as well. The majority of Indians are racist. I’m not saying all, I’m saying [a] majority.

  127. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2742450, posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Harvard teaching hospital to take down portraits of prestigious white male doctors

    Harvard medical degree been downgraded?

  128. zyconoclast

    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation’s first black President.

    On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School, reported CNN affiliate WTVR.
    Members of the school’s community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American according to WTVR, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree, the station reported.

  129. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2742453, posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    EFF leader Julius Malema has once again angered the Indian community by saying that the majority of Indians are racist.

    According to eNCA, Malema was addressing a Youth Day event at Matlosana Stadium in Klerksdorp in the North West when he said: “We were not all oppressed the same. Indians had all sorts of resources Africans didn’t have, coloureds as well. The majority of Indians are racist. I’m not saying all, I’m saying [a] majority.

    ‘Casteing’ stones?

  130. zyconoclast

    Two professors argue in a newly published anthology on “feminist nutrition” that “athletic performance” and “longevity” are simply “Western values.”

    “Critical Nutrition: Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Bodily Nutrition”—one of 16 chapters in the book Food & Place: A Critical Exploration—was written by Temple University professor Allison Hayes-Conroy and her sister, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, who teaches a “Feminist Health” class at a small college in Upstate New York.

    In the chapter, the Hayes-Conroy sisters worry that mainstream nutrition science rests upon elite, white, and educated modes of thinking, and that the values mainstream nutrition promotes are “Western values.”

    Calls for healthy eating “remain embedded in contemporary culture and politics,” the Hayes-Conroys assert. “Countless recent studies offer insight into weight loss, longevity, or athletic performance—all predominant Western values.”

    They also argue that nutrition is not a “politically neutral science,” saying the concept of “critical nutrition” is predicated on the belief that “calls for healthy eating are never purely factual.”

    “As we write this, a strawberry boycott is ongoing, protesting the treatment of Driscoll farmworkers, they note. “And yet it is rare, in the myriad calls for eating fresh fruits and vegetables, to see strikes and boycotts mentioned in the same breath as ‘healthy.’”

    During World War II, they add, nutritional advice revolved around encouraging people to eat “foods that would give workers stamina, and thus help win the war,” whereas during preceding decades “eating well” was understood to mean “eating economically and knowing exactly how many calories different bodies needed, based on occupation, gender, age, and more.”

    Those examples show that “healthy eating was tied to particular cultural beliefs and social identity—it was never a politically neutral science,” they assert, going onto suggest that nutrition science is a regime of control that prioritizes different cultures over others.

    They are particularly concerned that while “the production of scientific knowledge about nutrition is still heavily influenced by particular cultural beliefs, funding streams, lobbying advocates, and food industries,” the field of nutrition science has nonetheless been uncritically embraced as an altruistic ally by both experts and the general public.

    “When scientific claims help to legitimize particular cultural beliefs as ‘facts’ rather than viewpoints, they are easily accepted,” they write. “Facts garner attention, and are highly marketable.”

    Notably, both sisters hold their advanced degrees in geography, but list critical nutrition studies among their primary research interests, though neither responded to email inquiries from Campus Reform seeking elaboration.

    They conclude their chapter by urging others to explore the possibility of “doing nutrition differently,” suggesting several possible approaches.

    First, is “radical non-judgement,” which means “letting go of the belief that there is one right way to eat well, and instead accepting that bodily nourishment is complex—scientifically, culturally, and socially.”

    Another strategy could involve embracing a “happy contradiction,” which refers to the “understanding that all ideas about food are culturally specific, and can therefore sometimes be in contradiction,” they write.

    Ultimately, the sisters urge a paradigm-shift away from mainstream nutrition and toward “critical nutrition,” saying that doing so could allow for new insights and ways of approaching issues including obesity, fatness, laziness, and much else.

    The chapter on “Critical Nutrition” was a contribution to Food & Place: A Critical Exploration, which also explores issues such as how farmers markets are “spaces of whiteness,” how GMOs impact rural farmers, and how immigrants use food to help create a sense of community.

  131. zyconoclast

    ‘Casteing’ stones?

    🙂

  132. Senile Old Guy

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop issued a terse statement this morning, making it clear she’d urged her US counterparts to stay, but to no avail.

    Bishop is useless. Many, if not most, countries on the UN are serial human rights abusers. Trump is right. Staying in it gives it validity.

    http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9889216

  133. stackja

    zyconoclast
    #2742458, posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm
    Two professors argue in a newly published anthology on “feminist nutrition” that “athletic performance” and “longevity” are simply “Western values.”

    While starvation is?

  134. stackja

    Senile Old Guy
    #2742461, posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    DFAT still ‘Ruddy’?

  135. zyconoclast

    Warakurna welcomes first all-Indigenous police station, aiming to repair a community’s mistrust
    Since they began working there in late 2017, the officers have been making inroads in gaining the respect of residents.

    With the all indigenous vehicles, fire arms, communications and uniforms?

    From January 2017: Warakurna’s total crime rate up 80 per cent.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Russell St bomber Craig Minogue wins parole battle

    The Australian
    1:13PM June 20, 2018.
    David King
    Victoria Editor
    Melbourne

    The Russell Street bomber, Craig Minogue, is now eligible to apply for parole after he won a High Court challenge against a Victorian law that kept him behind bars beyond his sentence.

    Minogue killed 21-year-old police constable Angela Taylor, with a car bomb outside a police station on Russell Street, Melbourne, in 1986, that also injured 22 people.

    In 1988, Minogue was convicted of murder and given a life sentence, with a non-parole period of 28 years.

    His non-parole period expired on September 30, 2016 and he applied for parole in October that year and the parole board moved to consider his application.

    The Victorian Government introduced legislation in December 2016, to prevent people who killed police officers from being released on parole.

    The changes to the Corrections Act meant parole couldn’t be ordered for a prisoner who knew or who “was reckless as to whether” the person was a police officer.

    But the High Court found that Minogue was not sentenced on that basis.

    “The remarks of the sentencing judge contain no reference to the plaintiff’s state of mind concerning the identity of the police constable who was killed. The offence committed was indiscriminate and no particular person or class of persons was targeted,” the High Court said in a summary released today.

    At the May High Court hearing, Victoria’s solicitor-general, Kristen Walker QC, argued the judge’s sentencing comments in his 1988 trial showed he was sentenced on the basis he recklessly killed a police officer.

    From the Oz. Seems Dan Andrews Government can’t even draft legislation the “life means life.”

  137. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #2742419, posted on June 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    World-first, national inquiry into sexual harassment at work announced
    SEXUAL abuse activist Tracey Spicer has outed some of Australia’s biggest names. Now, the spotlight is on our workplaces.
    Alexis Carey
    news.com.au

    Mmmmyes.
    Tracey has made a lot of noise but “outed” precisely no-one (excluding her own hairbrush).
    This is how it rolls …
    (1) Woman gets raped and murdered;
    (2) The meeja largely ignore the alleged perp (because he is “on the spaztrum” apparently);
    (3) Opportunistic pollies and a baying meeja run an “all men are rapists and murderers” campaign;
    (4) Kelly O’Toaster’s Millenial ‘advisors’ run around the office in sheila hysterics for two days screaming “OMG! OMG! We must dooooo something!”.
    (5) Kelly announce a HRC enquiry;
    (6) The enquiry will neatly sideline any workplace harassment involving QWERTYs and lefty organisations and conveniently bash conservative individuals and organisations on the tried and true standard of evidence …. ie no real evidence, just “victims stories need to be heard”.

  138. struth

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop issued a terse statement this morning, making it clear she’d urged her US counterparts to stay, but to no avail.

    Julie do you stay inside a pe do ring to try and change it from the inside?

    Should you stay in so you can gradually make changes?
    Maybe a few less littloe kids ra-ped a year.
    Or do you distance yourself from it, call it for what it is and destroy it?

    Julie Bishop, you unethical traitorous bitch.
    You are endorsing and validating and prolonging Human rights violations.
    You are a dim bulb that needs her arse kicked.

  139. Diogenes

    Minogue killed 21-year-old police constable Angela Taylor, with a car bomb outside a police station on Russell Street, Melbourne, in 1986, that also injured 22 people. …
    The offence committed was indiscriminate and no particular person or class of persons was targeted,” the High Court said in a summary released today.

    Bomb placed outside police station no intent to kill police ? What are the judges of the High Court smoking & where can I get some ?

  140. struth

    Can we not string these UN social globalist arse lickers up?

    Enough.
    One way or the other, Malturd and Bitchop must go.

  141. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Since they began working there in late 2017, the officers have been making inroads in gaining the respect of residents.

    First indigenous officer posted to the Wheatbelt town near where I used to live, received a deputation from the local tribal elders. If he arrested any of “their mob”, his house would be burnt down.

  142. Senile Old Guy

    Minogue killed 21-year-old police constable Angela Taylor, with a car bomb outside a police station on Russell Street, Melbourne, in 1986, that also injured 22 people. …
    The offence committed was indiscriminate and no particular person or class of persons was targeted,” the High Court said in a summary released today.

    Bomb placed outside police station no intent to kill police ? What are the judges of the High Court smoking & where can I get some ?

    Apparently it is okay to set a bomb as long as it will not target a “particular person or class of persons”.

  143. Zatara

    To those who had that gnawing feeling that something didn’t add up when the ‘honest and full of integrity’ Inspector General Horowitz gave his finding of “no biased decisions”, despite the mountains of evidence in his report that there were, breath easy because it appears you were right.

    Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed on Tuesday in a joint hearing with the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees the FBI is refusing to allow Trump-hating agents to be named publicly.

    Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Inspector General Horowitz about the unnamed, anti-Trump FBI officials in his review on the bureau’s (mis)handling of the Hillary email investigation.

    Horowitz said the FBI is withholding the names from the public “because they work on counterintelligence.

    Well two of them, the notorious “Agent 1” and “Agent 5”, have now been outed. One of them is Sally Moyer, the other is Kevin Kleinsman (sp). Surprise! They are apparently having an affair. One wonders when any work got done at the FBI with all the affairs and the conspiracy going on.

    More importantly though, contrary to Horowitz’s testimony, they both work in the general council and probably wouldn’t know how to spell counterintelligence on a dare. In other words, the excuse to hide them from the public was a complete lie.

    So now the world knows for sure Horowitz was bought off and is a liar. The only questions are who bought him, how much of him did they buy, and will he stay bought?

    Stay tuned sports fans, there are at least 2 more IG reports yet to be published. Let’s see if they get to him again.

  144. Zatara

    Minogue killed 21-year-old police constable Angela Taylor, with a car bomb outside a police station on Russell Street, Melbourne, in 1986, that also injured 22 people. …
    The offence committed was indiscriminate and no particular person or class of persons was targeted,” the High Court said in a summary released today.

    Has the legal system gone completely mad? Webster defines ‘a class’ as: a group, set, or kind sharing common attributes.

    I’m sure the police will be comforted to know that a police station being bombed doesn’t mean they were targeted as they don’t share common attributes such as being employees of the state gathered at their place of work, or all being in the unique in the trade of fighting crime and terrorism, or perhaps sharing a common yet unique appearance, them being in uniform and all.

    What if the courthouse was bombed? Would anyone be targeted then yer honer?

  145. Makka

    More importantly though, contrary to Horowitz’s testimony, they both work in the general council

    More analysis on this here- with direct links to Obama.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1009237524995194880.html

  146. Mother Lode

    Trump says you HAVE to take the children away as he digs (in) on immigration, claiming lawyers help illegals cheat and that he’ll strip Central American countries of foreign aid that ‘send these people up’

    When you read history the politicians you remember are the ones that were determined, bold and undaunted – like this.

    Makes our jejune, foppish PM look like the pos he is.

    In the Obama years you can imagine world leaders measuring themselves up against the jug-eared twat thinking they were almost equal in stature of the US President, and their legacy assured.

    Now…

  147. Zatara

    Trump says you HAVE to take the children away as he digs on immigration, claiming lawyers help illegals cheat and that he’ll strip Central American countries of foreign aid that ‘send these people up

    Umm, so WTF are you waiting for Don?

  148. Rae

    3.00 pm already. Wow. Where has the day gone?

    Time for a Cappuccino with a Balfours Chocolate Éclair.

    I can hear the sounds of wailing and weeping, and the rending of clothes.

    Is the Great Plastic Checkout Bag Disaster of 2018 still in progress?

  149. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    Substantiations (Indigenous/non-Indigenous):
    Sexual exploitation — 23/18 (41 total)
    Physical abuse — 242/48 (290 total)
    Emotional abuse — 496/137 (633 total)
    Neglect — 773/71 (844 total)

    No comment.

  150. Zatara

    Thanks for the expansion of the knowledge base Makka. Just when you thing they have hit rock bottom…

    Un-freaking-believable, and yet so very believable.

  151. Senile Old Guy

    “All of the energy from the solar farm is used to pump the water from a lower reservoir to a higher reservoir, then we can release that water and generate power at peak demand.”

    Building a dam for solar is good, for anything else is bad.

  152. H B Bear

    Easy tiger. It’s not socking hour yet.

  153. Speedbox

    Balfours

    That’s a name I haven’t heard for a while. Do they still trade?

  154. Baldrick

    Balfours. That’s a name I haven’t heard for a while. Do they still trade?

    Yeah, from a box.

  155. Rae

    “Because the plastic bags are the best environmental and health option”, said I, “and anyway if Coles was serious they’d put a big pile of cardboard boxes out front. If we can use a cardboard box it’ll go straight into the council recycling bin afterwards. You must have millions of them.”

    “That’s a good idea”, said she, “we used to do that, we had big piles of boxes before the bags. We have to crush them all every day.”

    Well done that checkout lady. The customer is always right, even when she/he is not.

  156. Baldrick

    That’s Balfours in a box.

  157. thefrollickingmole

    Ive left this on another thread, but its too good to only post once.

    This should become standard response to lefty misery porn.

  158. Speedbox

    As a little boy I remember going to the Balfours Cafe in Rundle St with my mother. After that, it was off to the rooftop of Cox Foys for a ride on the carousel and the ferris wheel.

    Life was simpler then but Australia had a glowing future built on hard work. You could almost smell the enthusiasm and confidence that we were on the verge of greatness and prosperity as a nation.

    (sigh)

  159. Makka

    Un-freaking-believable, and yet so very believable.

    The depth of the sewer and the numerous highly positioned very powerful scum operating in it is truly gob smacking. Understanding that is key to judging the man and the mission that Trump has undertaken.

  160. H B Bear

    Nice work mole. This is why there is no room left for Jerry Springer.

  161. Dr Fred Lenin

    Now that cuhomo bloke definately has mental issues ,a leader in the communist decromat gang, that figure s mental issues and criminal intent are prerequisite for membership it seems . You will notice he listened to the other sensible guy ? Like hell he did.these communists hate the truth . Trump is still handing out the rope with pre tied nooses .and they are using them daily ,does cuhomo really think anyone but a commo takes any notice of him any more ? Wonder if the crooked FBI or CIA invented the child scam ? don’t tell me the obummer gang didn’t cage them ,Trump is only using obummers cages for the same purpose .

  162. Rae

    When you read history the politicians you remember are the ones that were determined, bold and undaunted – like this.

    Adolf
    Karl
    Joe
    Mao
    Pol
    Idi

  163. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Is the Great Plastic Checkout Bag Disaster of 2018 still in progress?

    Is this when you were engaging in auto-erotic asphyxation in your mum’s basement and the bag came loose just before you spagged on your own face?

  164. thefrollickingmole

    For anyone wanting a summary of the negative pixel spaces contributions today Ive done a summary.

    Vague oppositional post
    Vague oppositional post
    Vague oppositional post, something about food
    Vague oppositional post

    Pretty well a standard day, no wonder mummies lip curls in disdain when he goes near her, always such a disappointment to her.

  165. stackja

    The Big Island is a primordial place. The Kilauea volcano hasn’t finished creating Hawaii’s youngest island yet; witnessing its fierce eruptions of flaming lava is like being a spectator at the creation of Earth. All the action takes place in the World Heritage-listed Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, an alien landscape of lava tubes, barren black plains and bubbling lava pits.

    travelinsider.qantas.com.au

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    For anyone wanting a summary of the negative pixel spaces contributions today Ive done a summary

    My compliments on your self sacrifice.

  167. Bruce in WA

    Time for a Cappuccino

    Cappuccino is a morning drink.

    To sip a cappuccino after lunch is a direct and major violation of an Italian Food Rule. Italians believe the fresh whole milk that makes up over half of the contents of this drink plays havoc with digestion. To order a cappuccino after 10am, unless you are breakfasting after said hour, is seen as suspect behavior worthy of at least a slight frown, advancing to a worried shake of the head, and can escalate to outright ridicule.

    Francesca, my guide to all of the pitfalls that lead to violations of Italian Food Rules, once had a hilarious exchange with a waiter after two German tourists at a nearby table unwittingly ordered cappuccini after dinner. Scornfully, she wondered if they were going to order breakfast for dessert.

    You’ve done enough travelling to know that …

  168. lotocoti

    Bishop is useless.

    If only she was cheap too.

  169. .

    Is this when you were engaging in auto-erotic asphyxation in your mum’s basement and the bag came loose just before you spagged on your own face?

    Then Grigsy’s soon to be stepdad walked in completely unprepared for the horror he was to witness.

  170. JC

    LOL

    What will happen first for the congressional intern who yelled “F*** you” at Trump?

    7% Book deal
    52% Cable news pundit gig
    11% College professorship
    30% Job at Media Matters

  171. thefrollickingmole

    My compliments on your self sacrifice.

    Feel free to copy and paste it tomorrow, nothing will have changed.
    Its an evergreen post.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    Balfours stopped producing in 2009.
    I’d chuck it out whoever has it.

  173. Dr Faustus

    Racism is a “huge problem” in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International has said.

    The human rights charity has called on the government to act following the results of a new Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

    The offending survey results:

    56% would not willingly accept an Irish traveller marrying into their family
    52% would not willingly accept a Muslim marrying into their family
    47% of people would not willingly accept a Muslim as a close friend
    25% of people would not willingly accept someone from an ethnic minority as a colleague at work;

    Not sure that Amnesty can imagine the ‘huge problem’ that would arise from any actions the government might take to force people to accept tinkers marrying into the family.
    But still, why not have a shot at it – just for the craic.

  174. JC

    Then Grigsy’s soon to be stepdad walked in completely unprepared for the horror he was to witness.

    Stepdad is 96 years old, mind you.

  175. egg_

    Is the Great Plastic Checkout Bag Disaster of 2018 still in progress?

    Grigs prefers biodegradable skin bags?

  176. .

    In 2009 the Roads and Maritime Services Procedure for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation and
    Investigation (PACHCI) was developed to manage its legislative, social and business obligations relating
    the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage when impacted by infrastructure works.
    The PACHCI was published on the intemet which includes rates of pay to be used when engaging
    Aboriginal Site Officers (ASO), Trainee Aboriginal Site Officers (TASO) and Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge
    Holders (ACKH) to perform work on projects and a commitment made to increase the rates consistent with
    CPI. Roads and Maritime applies these state-wide to ensure consistency and procedural fairness, given
    that these roles are not best provided in an open competitive market.
    The rates were based on a comparable study across industry with cultural knowledge deemed as providing
    the highest value and not widely available within the market when compared to the other roles being labour
    intensive and more readily available.
    This view is supported amongst Aboriginal stakeholders.
    The hourly rates of pay in 2009 were:
    • Cultural Knowledge Holder $100.00 (excluding GST)
    • Aboriginal Site Officer $75.00 (excluding GST)
    • Trainee Aboriginal Site Officer $55.00 (excluding GST)
    In 2010 the pay schedules were updated however the cultural knowledge holders were not.
    The current hourly rate of pay is as follows:
    • Cultural Knowledge Holder $100.00 (inclusive of GST)
    • Aboriginal Site Officer $110.00 (inclusive of GST)
    • Trainee Aboriginal Site Officer $77.00 (inclusive of GST)

    • Aboriginal Site Officer $125.00 (inclusive of GST)
    • Trainee Aboriginal Site Officer $87.00 (inclusive of GST)
    Whilst CKH’s have been paid a lesser rate than that of ASO’s and TASO’s since 2010 it is accepted within
    the Roads and Maritime Services and broader Aboriginal community that a CKH is of higher standing and
    holds knowledge of greater significance and adds more value than that of a ASO or TASO which are
    primarily labouring roles and is therefore entitled to higher rate of payment. The engagement of a CKH is
    less regular than that of ASO’s and TASO’s and their length of engagement is usually for significantly
    shorter periods.
    To determine the new rate for CKH’s it is proposed that the new rate of payment of $125.00 for ASO’s be
    used as the starting point, then applying the Reserve Bank CPI calculator figure 13.5% to determine the
    new rate of payment for CKH’s. Using this method the recommended rate of payment would be as follows,
    including rounding for ease of calculation and payment:
    • Cultural Knowledge Holder $142.00 (inclusive of GST)

  177. Old School Conservative

    Neither the Supreme Court in Brisbane nor the ABC journalist see anything wrong with putting these two statements side by side:

    1. A Toowoomba woman has been granted the right to use her dead boyfriend’s sperm to have a baby. Shortly before his death, Joshua Davies expressed a desire to settle down and have children.
    2. Mr Davies without any apparent warning or any obvious trigger, took his own life.

    Um, perhaps he didn’t want to have children. Quite an extreme solution though.

  178. H B Bear

    Political discourse would improve considerably if people ignored these Ponds Institute quality surveys rather than seeing them as let another opportunity to virtue signal.

  179. Baldrick

    Aboriginal • Cultural Knowledge Holder $142.00 (inclusive of GST) per hour

    … and they say crime doesn’t pay.

  180. JC

    Let me say at the outset, I don’t want this happen as I would like to see them both to go to jail with adjacent cells. Better still, cells where they face each other.

    But wouldn’t it be ironic if Comey who is now under investigation, ends up in jail for leaking classified information and Crooked doesn’t, as Comey exonerated her for lifting thousands of classified emails.

    For the last few months, James Brien Comey, the FBI director fired by Donald Trump in the midst of the Russia investigation, has presented himself as the Last Honest Man as he toured the country selling books and taking potshots at the president.

    How self-righteous is Comey? In the midst of the Russia maelstrom, he posted to his Instagram account a photo of the Potomac River falls outside Washington, adding a biblical quote: “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

    The fall of James Brien Comey
    Under investigation and with his own reputation in question, the former FBI director is no longer the reliable, trustworthy source he once seemed.

    Byron York

    For the last few months, James Brien Comey, the FBI director fired by Donald Trump in the midst of the Russia investigation, has presented himself as the Last Honest Man as he toured the country selling books and taking potshots at the president.

    How self-righteous is Comey? In the midst of the Russia maelstrom, he posted to his Instagram account a photo of the Potomac River falls outside Washington, adding a biblical quote: “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

    Now, justice is rolling in Comey’s direction, with the revelation that he is under investigation for possibly mishandling classified and confidential information in his apparently all-consuming desire to get Trump.

    https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/the-fall-of-james-brien-comey/

  181. cohenite

    Substantiations (Indigenous/non-Indigenous):
    Sexual exploitation — 23/18 (41 total)
    Physical abuse — 242/48 (290 total)
    Emotional abuse — 496/137 (633 total)
    Neglect — 773/71 (844 total)

    No comment.

    That needs endless comment.

  182. Farmer Gez

    I wasn’t happy with a 25% increase in my farm rates but I’m positively pissed off that residential and industrial rates have dropped between 8-16 % in our Shire.
    Time to start poo jogging round the council offices. Comrades!

  183. cohenite

    Peter Strzok’s actions to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president were in the interests of “protecting national security” and “American democracy,” according to his lawyer.

    President Trump and conservatives are demonizing Strzok to discredit the Russia collusion probe – not because Strzok revealed numerous instances of bias in texts during both the Clinton email and Russia investigation, Aitan Goelman wrote in the USA Today on Tuesday.

    “Make no mistake: It is all part of a calculated political strategy to demonize Pete and the men and women of the FBI and the Department of Justice in order to pre-emptively discredit the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election,” he wrote.

    https://www.infowars.com/peter-strzok-lawyer-defends-sick-loser-client-in-usa-today-op-ed/

    That’s the way to get on; have no shame, guilt or ethics.

  184. .

    Peter Strzok’s actions to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president were in the interests of “protecting national security” and “American democracy,” according to his lawyer.

    Actually, wouldn’t that come near what we call “sedition and urging”? A government law enforcement officer acting in a manner and misusing his power and position that amounts to electoral misconduct?

  185. .

    If I could stomach the fool, it would be entertaining to watch Chris Cuomo squirm as he defends Strzok.

  186. tgs

    My local Harris Farm (Lindfield) has paper bags with handles. It is new so maybe it is temporary.

    Next month I am moving to Mosman and there is a Harris Farm up near Spit Junction. I am yet to find out if they offer bags.

    The suspense is killing me.

    Yeah, mine does too but before offering you a paper bag they will always try and push a box on you presumably to avoid having to deal with them themselves. It’s annoying.

  187. JC

    Peter Strzok’s actions to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president were in the interests of “protecting national security” and “American democracy,” according to his lawyer.

    The stork needs a new lawyer. That would have to be the lamest excuse I’ve heard so far in this whole saga.

  188. cuckoo

    There are many reasons to dislike Emmanuel Macron, but occasionally he does something like this. A snot-nose pissant teenager greeted the President with a slangy nickname and got this response.

    “No, you can’t do that, no, no, no, no,” Macron told the boy, who was lined up to meet the head of state during his visit to Mont Valerien fort, where hundreds of members of the French Resistance were executed during World War II.
    “Sorry, Mr. President,” the teenager said, but that did not save him from being lectured by Macron.
    “You’re here, at an official ceremony and you should behave. You can play the fool but today it’s the ‘Marseillaise,’ the ‘Chant des Partisans’ [French Resistance song], so you call me ‘Mister President’ or ‘sir.’ OK? There you go.”
    The teen was then admonished for singing the Socialist anthem, the “Internationale,” in an attempt to criticize Macron’s pro-business reforms.
    Macron added: “The day you want to start a revolution you study first in order to obtain a degree and feed yourself, OK? And then you can lecture others,” he said.

  189. Baldrick

    Shut it Down. Fire them All.

    Bevan Shields ✔ @BevanShields
    ABC employees have been told a review after the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno has found the Ultimo headquarters is covered in cladding that doesn’t comply with fire standards.
    “We have been advised it is safe to stay in the building while we resolve this” email to staff says

  190. H B Bear

    The Frog kid should have taken a lesson from school age Australian political commentary and just chucked a salami sandwich at Macron.

  191. H B Bear

    Shut it Down. Set Fire them All.

  192. Makka

    Wonder if the crooked FBI or CIA invented the child scam ? don’t tell me the obummer gang didn’t cage them ,Trump is only using obummers cages for the same purpose .

    There is too much outrage! indignation! and sjw media wailing on the children of the border issue. It’s manic. Something very sinister is being detected here.

    The IG report clearly identifies commentary during the investigation around Crimes Against Children. That was just alongside investigations concerning the Clinton Foundation. Hundreds of millions of $ are made through the immigrant resettlement scams. Human traffickers target children because of the returns they generate in the resettlement scams – funded by US taxpayers. Many children being detained for illegal entry are travelling without parents.

    Join. The. Dots.

  193. cuckoo

    I watched today at an inner-city Melbourne supermarket as the hapless young checkout assistant explained to a bewildered Mainland Chinese shopper that there are no more plastic bags, “because they’re very bad for the environment”. At least that’s closer to being an honest answer than “because our customers have demanded we get rid of them”. Now how will the poor Chinese carry away 20 cans of infant formula at a time?

  194. Baldrick

    I was trying to be a bit subtle HB Bear 🐻

  195. Zatara

    But wouldn’t it be ironic if Comey who is now under investigation, ends up in jail for leaking classified information and Crooked doesn’t, as Comey exonerated her for lifting thousands of classified emails.

    Thank goodness Comey “exonerating” her is meaningless. It only meant she wasn’t going to get charged by him and right then.

    They still have every chance of adjoining cell in a genderless prison.

  196. cuckoo

    The Frog kid should have taken a lesson from school age Australian political commentary and just chucked a salami sandwich at Macron.

    I remember that Aussie kid who thought it would be fun to put John Howard in a headlock. Why Howard’s security detail didn’t put that kid in a body cast is beyond me.

  197. C.L.

    You have to love the bald muppet in that video screeching “how dare you?” about a Down Syndrome child being taken from her mother. The Democrats pay Planned Parenthood to slaughter such children and have been so successful doing so that Down Syndrome has virtually disappeared from American society. Democrats – like Nazis – believe all Down Syndrome children should be killed.

  198. JC

    Zat

    Hope so, but it would be really good theater if Comey goes to jail first. I want the worthless bean pole to sit in in prison being tormented with the thought that he’s in prison for the same thing he let her off the hook for. He’s sitting there wondering if she will get off.

    You know, it’s true what someone said about the Clintons in the 90’s. Almost anyone who touches them either socially or employment invariably ends up in jail or bankrupted as a result of spending huge amounts on legal fees trying to stay out of jail.

    These two a absolute poison.

  199. lotocoti

    Racism is a “huge problem” in Northern Ireland

    Considering there are only three Pikeys who aren’t thieving scumbags, that’s a pretty good number.

  200. Rae

    Cappuccino is a morning drink.

    To sip a cappuccino after lunch is a direct and major violation of an Italian Food Rule.

    You’ve done enough travelling to know that …

    Thank you for that heads-up. A mid-morning Cappuccino at a café near St Peter’s Square and a macchiato after dinner in St Mark’s Square are the only coffees I recall having anywhere in Italy, so I don’t think I have contravened etiquette while there. But, while not in Italy, I do like a Cappuccino at any time of the day or night.

    And, for your cruising pleasure, I recommend a Cappuccino at the only Starbucks at sea, on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.

  201. cuckoo

    Just had to endure a work tea-table conversation between the usual leftists, one of whom said almost in the same breath how awful it is that the Chinese are effectively buying up all these Pacific island nations and how AWFUL it is that global warming means these islands will be submerged. I helpfully observed “But doesn’t that mean the awful Chinese will lose their shirts?” A strange silence ensued, before an abrupt change of topic.

  202. Baldrick

    What are the odds?

    Rae
    #2742562, posted on June 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    And, for your cruising pleasure, I recommend a Cappuccino at the only Starbucks at sea, on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.
    ___
    Grigory M
    #1840118, posted on October 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm
    Ovation of the Seas is a fantastic brand new ship – lots to do on it – we’re really looking forward to it. We’ve already been on the biggest – Allure of the Seas.

  203. cohenite

    The Ingram Angle today very strong on the appalling hypocrisy of the demorats, who are collectively stranger and viler than our greens, in their concentration camps for kids campaign, a distraction from the IG report. Apart from the cartels literally sending thousands of their people through to the US they are now separating children BEFORE they reach the border, creating false families and playing into the traitorous hands of the demorats who have no solutions to a problem of their own making.

    Ingram also interviewed a doctor whose trainee doctor son was murdered by one of the illegals who then scurried back to the rathole of mexico. Not one demorat had bothered to see him even though the murder occurred in California. When Trump found out about the murder he was moved to tears and that no doubt plays a part in his strong position now.

    The left are scum, worse than muslims because they pretend to be moral.

  204. JC

    How sad.
    GE, that is, General Electric has been a Dow component since 1896. For those who don’t know, there are only 30 corps in the Dow and it’s immensely prestigious to be part of that venerable group. GE is more American than a hit dog and Immelt totally fucked it. This is the piece of shit who traveled around the world with not one private jet, but two. The spare was in case the first one broke down and this was at shareholder expense.
    This is truly what I despise about large corporations at times.
    I disagree with the trader’s blog post below. Jack underpinned the company to fail by putting most of the focus on finance. Immelt finally pushed it over.

    You take over for Jack, who at the time was considered to be the best CEO in American history. You barrel GE into a financial crisis in 2008 and then pivot away from finance and into energy, just before oil collapsed, and then get yourself booted from the Dow 30 for the pleasure of it all.

    GE was the very first Dow component, starting the index in 1896. It has been the logo for American business for more than a century, the pinnacle of capitalism and corporate success. Now it’s being replaced by a fucking pharmacy (Walgreens) and its stock is down 60% over the past two years — the lowest level since 2009.

    All of that ended, AND MORE, because of one man: Jeffrey Robert Immelt.

  205. H B Bear

    Actually it is a win-win. If the islands are actually sinking the Chinese will just bring in 30,000 shiploads of fill like they have done in the South China Sea. Then add another 18 to 24 inches of concrete so the err … passenger jets … can land safely.

  206. The Barking Toad

    well done cuckoo!

  207. cohenite

    Just had to endure a work tea-table conversation between the usual leftists

    There’s your problem right there; whenever I hear a leftie I just tell them to fuck off. Nothing to endure.

  208. Fisky

    Australians increasingly want to #shutdowntheimmigrationscam

    There has been a sharp spike in anti-immigration sentiment. For the first time in Lowy Institute polling, a majority (54%, a 14-point rise from 2017) of Australians say the ‘total number of migrants coming to Australia each year’ is too high. Australians also appear to be questioning the impact of immigration on the national identity.

    https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/2018-lowy-institute-poll

  209. JC

    Even sadder still.. A retailer- Walgreens, the pharmacy chain- replaces GE in the Dow. How said is that when GE was at the pinnacle of technological innovation for big ticket items.

    It’s worth contemplating for a second whether Trump or anyone else can stop this decline. I’m not so much concerned that the US will fall in an relative sense because at this point in history, it looks like everyone has taken a stupid pill. I’m concerned in an absolute sense.

  210. cuckoo

    I was curious about that story of three “graffiti artists” being killed by a train …

    Fine art student from Hampstead private school among three dead ‘graffiti artists’ killed by train.

    Years ago one of these idiots got caught and convicted in Melbourne. He was the son of a prominent opera singer. Another who was caught turned out to be the son of a conservation architect. So Dad spent his days restoring historic buildings and Junior spent his nights defacing them.

  211. thefrollickingmole

    Baldrick

    Inconceivable!

    Yet across the gulf of the net, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the geniuses that flourish, intellects small and vile and unsympathetic, regarded this blog with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their whinging against us. And early in the twentyfirst century came the great beclownment.

    HG Wells predicted the rise of the grigglebot.

  212. Makka

    Australians increasingly want to #shutdowntheimmigrationscam

    My dog could win the next election if it campaigned on; lower energy costs ( coal), reducing taxation, cutting immigration by 90%. Watch the SFL’s fk it up.

  213. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    Even better, when you consider the reported pharmaceutical/opiate crisis America has as well.

    I think a lot of companies sold the family silver by outsourcing production to China, in the short term it was a winner, but in the long term they transferred a lot of their systems and tech to a place with little respect for trade secret protections.

  214. JC

    From Powerline blog.
    I found the part interesting suggesting the Stork was just another Trump hater rather than a Pelosi D’rat. Trump hatred can make you mentally ill, as we’ve seen here with Iampeter, the Zero Hedge alumni. In some ways, Iampeter has a worse condition than fatboy.

    Strzok escorted from FBI building

    The FBI reportedly escorted Peter Strzok out of its building today. Strzok remains an FBI employee, pending the outcome of a disciplinary review.

    That’s as it should be. Strzok shouldn’t be fired without due process.

    However, I’m not sure why it took so long to kick him out of the building. His email messages, on their face, should have been sufficient to have him placed him on administrative leave (or whatever leave he’s now on) even without the inspector general’s report.

    Here’s an interesting and sometimes overlooked fact about Strzok: he’s not a liberal. In his emails, Strzok describes himself as a conservative Democrat. There is the suggestion that he supported John Kasich for president in 2016.

    Here we see confirmation that hatred of Donald Trump and the desire to resist his presidency were (are) not confined to the left. In the Washington D.C. area, and especially within what’s called the deep state, this hatred and desire extends beyond conservative Democrats to many Republicans, including some conservatives.

    Does it extend to Robert Mueller? I don’t know. But we should not assume it doesn’t merely because he’s a Republican.

  215. mizaris

    Baldrick
    #2742566, posted on June 20, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    What are the odds?

    By Jove…I think he’s got it!!!

  216. JC

    Mole

    It’s unbelievable to me how GE has reached this nadir. GE, in terms of history is more important to Americans than BHP is to us as GE was so intrinsically tied to America’s technological supremacy. It was always spoken of in the most respectful terms.

    I’m not kidding, whenever I have a chance I always look at make of an aircraft engine, when getting on a plane, I always feet safer sitting just above a GE engine than even a Rolls Royce one…. and both are technological marvels.

  217. Rae

    Amusing. The resident Twitter roach is ignoring the direction it gives to it’s followers. Nothing like a bit of “Do as I say, not do as I do”.

  218. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    There has been a sharp spike in anti-immigration sentiment. For the first time in Lowy Institute polling, a majority (54%, a 14-point rise from 2017) of Australians say the ‘total number of migrants coming to Australia each year’ is too high. Australians also appear to be questioning the impact of immigration on the national identity.

    The immigration and housing ponzis are under huge pressure.

    A smart political party could win in the biggest landslide in history.

  219. Zatara

    Time goes on JC.

    Sears is another good example in the US. They have been around since 1892 but are rapidly withering and dying. Their vast commercial property holdings aren’t leasing and Amazon is eating their lunch in retailing.

    There was a time when yanks couldn’t wipe their bum properly if the Sears Roebuck Mail Order Catalogue hadn’t arrived yet. The previous years edition would be hundreds of pages thick and hung next to the thunderbox, growing progressively less thick as needs were served. Additionally, the catalogue provided reading material for those more prolonged constitutionals.

    Now that’s a true loss.

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    I recommend a Cappuccino at the only Starbucks at sea, on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

    This Starbucks?

    “World’s Biggest Public Toilet” Starbucks Tumbles After Slashing Guidance, 150 Store Closures

    It is perhaps poetic justice that not long after Starbucks became one of the world’s biggest virtue signalers, when the company decided it would become the world’s biggest public toilet in the aftermath of the Philadelphia incident in which two black men were arrested for doing nothing, the company released its most disappointing guidance in years, in which it not only announced it would shutter 150 underperforming stores, and slashed Q3 global comp store sales guidance from +3% to barely positive, ot +1%, but it also admitted that the growth phase is now over

    Given the propensity of Royal Caribbean for giving passengers the runs I suppose it’s also poetic that they host the only floating one.

  221. Senile Old Guy

    The immigration and housing ponzis are under huge pressure. A smart political party could win in the biggest landslide in history.

    Alas, we have the ALP/LNP uniparty. Neither agile or innovative.

  222. Confused Old Misfit

    lower energy costs ( coal), reducing taxation, cutting immigration

    Australian Conservatives.

  223. JC

    And another bites the dust.

    Telstra to axe 8000 jobs, intensify cost cutting as it reaches ‘tipping point’
    A Telstra logo is seen as pedestrians walk outside the Telstra Melbourne headquarters in Melbourne:

    Telstra shares have slumped to a seven-year low after it announced plans to shed over 8000 jobs over the next three years and split its infrastructure and mobile business, as it moves to slash an additional $1 billion of costs by 2022.

    The flagged job cuts will make an appreciable dent in Telstra’s total workforce of 32,000, with executive and management roles to bear the brunt of the move.

    Telstra shares have dived as much as 7 per cent in mid-morning trade to $2.695, as traders reacting negatively to its strategy update, which included news that the telco would:

    The CEO is totally fucking useless and the Chairman was virtue signaling his anti-Adani stance by signing a petition against the mine. I wrote to this turd asking him how as chairman of Telstra he could sign such an angry mindless petition. His reply was that he was free to express his opinion. I wrote back and asked the prick how long he would last as Chairman if he publicly stated his opposition to homo marriage and abortion, and or if he publicly stated that he personally felt women were useless at high level jobs. I also suggested that it was total bullshit because everyone knows he’s the chairman.
    The coward never replied.

    Large corps are mostly run by deadbeats and fee rakers – particularly in Australia where there is no Carl Ichan to whip boards with a chain.

  224. Roger

    “This scale of racial prejudice in 2018 should shock us to our core,” said Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director for Amnesty International.

    If they really want to be shocked, run the same survey in India or China.

  225. RobK

    Media release from Pastoralists and Graziers of WA.:

    MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED TODAY – 20 June 2018

    PGA Calls MacTiernan’s Judgement into Question

    PGA President Tony Seabrook has questioned the state Minister for Agriculture’s judgement over yesterday’s raid on the Perth offices of Emanuel Exports.

    Computers, mobile phones and records vital to the safe conduct of live export voyages were removed.

    Mr Seabrook said “doesn’t Minister MacTiernan realise she is now actually facilitating poor animal welfare outcomes. How are Emanuels meant to have oversight of their voyages when they don’t even have access to their mobile phones for emergency communications with these ships?”

    He said “sheep and cattle are on the ocean now and the Minister has taken away the tools Emanuels need to maintain their control.”

    Mr Seabrook said all Western Australians should be concerned by this abuse of power that appears to be orchestrated by a petulant state Minister.

    “It is our understanding that the Minister has never spoken to or asked Emanuel Exports for copies of these documents. Perhaps this procedural ‘bun fight’ could have been avoided if the Minister had simply asked Emanuels for them. ”

    “Just because Minister MacTiernan can’t get her way with the Commonwealth Minister for Agriculture, is no reason to take it out on Emanuel Exports” said Mr Seabrook.

    (ends)…

    Issued by PGAWA

  226. JC

    LOl Zat

    I’m in a yuge hate large corporations mood at the moment. There are just awful, terrible people connected to them. Just fucking awful.

    Hayek was only partially right that in socialism, only the worst rise to the top. You have that too in the corporatist environment we now live in.

  227. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I’m in a yuge hate large corporations mood at the moment. There are just awful, terrible people connected to them. Just fucking awful.

    Corporatism is worse than socialism.

  228. Roger

    …only the worst rise to the top. You have that too in the corporatist environment we now live in.

    Donald Horne’s second raters are now third raters whose chief skill is playing the corporate game.

  229. JC

    Corporatism is worse than socialism.

    Yea, maybe you’re right.

    Birdie, when he was sane used to speak about the evils of large corps. 🙂

  230. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Yea, maybe you’re right.

    Birdie, when he was sane used to speak about the evils of large corps. 🙂

    Any business with more than 100 employees needs to be broken up.

  231. Boambee John

    There has been a sharp spike in anti-immigration sentiment. For the first time in Lowy Institute polling, a majority (54%, a 14-point rise from 2017) of Australians say the ‘total number of migrants coming to Australia each year’ is too high. Australians also appear to be questioning the impact of immigration on the national identity.

    I find it very hard to believe that this sentiment is new. More likely, this is the first honest poll on the subject.

  232. egg_

    We’ve already been on the biggest…

    Quoit deck?

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Livestock Shipping Services temporarily exits WA’s live sheep trade as State officials raid big exporters
    Nick Evans and Jenne BrammerThe West Australian
    Wednesday, 20 June 2018 2:00AM

    WA’s $250 million live sheep trade is on the brink after State officials raided the offices of WA’s biggest live sheep exporter and the number two player confirmed its temporary exit of the trade.

    Livestock Shipping Services (LSS), which exports up to a third of the 1.6 million sheep sent from WA each year, confirmed yesterday it had paused operations over the northern summer months in response to new rules put in place by the Federal Government last month.

    LSS chief executive Ahmad Gosheh said the firm was redirecting its sheep shipping capacity to South America for the time being while it reviewed its operations and contractual arrangements.

    One of its ships has already discharged its last Middle East cargo and is now running cattle from South America.

    A second vessel, the Maysora, is due to discharge its last cargo of WA live sheep in the Middle East in coming days. Rather than returning to Australia, it will also collect cattle from South America for its next voyage.

    “We support better animal welfare outcomes, but need to find a way to ensure shipments are still commercially viable under the new regulations during the middle east summer,” Mr Gosheh said

    $250 million dollar live sheep trade at risk because Alannah MacTiernan wants to play “laughing homosexuals.” F.M.S.

  234. Rae

    I recommend a Cappuccino at the only Starbucks at sea, on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas

    This Starbucks?

    No. This one.

    I’ll put the rest of your inane comment down to a lack of control over your inner fuckwit.

  235. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    LSS chief executive Ahmad Gosheh said the firm was redirecting its sheep shipping capacity to South America for the time being while it reviewed its operations and contractual arrangements.

    I’m sure the South Americans have higher standards of animal movement than us.

    Well done Greentards.

  236. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    LMAO off that morons who claimed that live sheep exports would be replaced by higher value packaged meat market.

  237. JC

    Donald Horne’s second raters are now third raters whose chief skill is playing the corporate game.

    We went to a dinner about a month or so ago with few of these types – fee rakers. One bird is one three pretty decent sized corp boards. She was sitting next to me and we got to talking. After about 30 mins it was clear to me the only reason the bint was on these fucking boards was because of what I call the vagina quota needed to make the corp boards of large Australian companies MORE INCLUSIVE. She was a stupid fucking bint and the husband, also a fee raker, was just the same. Everything was “proper” with these two. Where they lived, the schools the spawn went to and the group they hung with. They were networking 24/7. And they were boring as fuck.

  238. Bruce of Newcastle

    This Starbucks?

    No. This one.

    Yep, that’s the one.

  239. LMAO off that morons who claimed that live sheep exports would be replaced by higher value packaged meat market.

    The twitter mob in this country led by the ABC should hang from yard arms.

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