Open Forum: June 23, 2018

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  1. sdfc

    North have had a good run but their season’s over. Sorta like WC.

  2. Death Giraffe

    you live in Melbourne FFS… footy team… blah, blah…

    ..
    They never shut up about it.
    It’s hell.
    It has actually made me rethink my enjoyment of international rugby.
    My thinking is this: if Victorians are such blind, demented bores with their never- ending obsessive mind diarrhea, then maybe all sport is stupid.
    These bastards have completely wrecked sport for me.

  3. cohenite

    Craig Kelly speaks sense about electricity; let’s hope he gets back in:

    https://www.2gb.com/craig-kelly-talks-monash-forums-coal-fact-sheet/

  4. C.L.

    Race vs race, tribe vs. tribe.
    Amazing flag-waving, nationalist scenes at the Tonga/Samoa league test.
    The commentators have been agog the whole game about the display of “passion” in the stands.
    I see people who are not really committed to the Australian nation – perhaps seeing it as nothing more than an Anglophone-built El Dorado.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    We are a nation of tribes now.

    I’ve got my own and wish nothing but death and pestilence upon the the rest.

  6. These bastards have completely wrecked sport for me.

    Arky, you need a new sport to follow.

  7. Tel

    Why is every fucking thing now designed for people with eleven year old little midget girl fingers? I want a phone built like the controller on a 1983 Fanuc CNC lathe.

    You want an “old person” phone.

    https://www.olitech.com.au/easy-mate

    That’s only 3G, which is good enough for most use right now until they switch off the 3G network (old people would struggle given too many G’s).

  8. Gab

    I see people who are not really committed to the Australian nation

    No respect, they use and abuse this nation. Thanks to our feckless politicians and the Left who keep demeaning and downgrading this once great nation with their hate and loathing.

  9. Mater

    Mater has a log splitter from memory.
    And he delivers to the Metro area … maybe.
    Real men split using a manual splitter…

    Yes, yes and no, Leigh

    Yes, I do have one hell of a log splitter.
    Yes, for Doolittle, I would.
    No, real men break concrete and split wood with nothing more than their forehead but, unfortunately, men such as Johannes Fleer are becoming very rare indeed.

    P.S. Have you finished splitting and burning that Cypress Pine yet? 😉

  10. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2745502, posted on June 23, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    Everyone’s bloody charming until you talk to them about things that matter.

    I’m not.

  11. Infidel Tiger

    Race vs race, tribe vs. tribe.
    Amazing flag-waving, nationalist scenes at the Tonga/Samoa league test.
    The commentators have been agog the whole game about the display of “passion” in the stands.
    I see people who are not really committed to the Australian nation – perhaps seeing it as nothing more than an Anglophone-built El Dorado.

    I was at junior rugby this morning playing against a club made up of members predominantly hailing from NZ and the islands. I have never seen such a slovenly group of sour and disaffected blobs in my life.

    The kiwis and the Irish are without doubt the worst people on earth.

  12. 9.29 pm.

    Mrs MV has threatened dire consequences if she catches me up past 9.30 pm. again.
    So, goodnight all. Play nice.

  13. egg_

    International rugby is just a joke.

    Pacific Islanders don’t play that Victorian queer ball.

  14. chrisl

    Off to Sth America tomorrow to see my daughter and some highs and lows. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of going there,but my daughter is teaching there for a couple of years so over we go…

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Scarface on Fox Classics.

  16. Geriatric Mayfly

    According to Plibers wiki page, her main political positions have been on Abortion, LGBT, Iraq War and Israel.

    Tampons will soon be an addendum.

  17. MsDolittle

    Anyone watched Fauda,

    Yep, we are watching it.

  18. Snoopy

    Chris, I hope you’re not flying Aerolineas Argentinas.

  19. Leigh Lowe

    P.S. Have you finished splitting and burning that Cypress Pine yet? 

    Not quite.
    It isn’t great.
    Spits and sparks like nobody’s business.
    Sitting in front of a roaring pile of peppermint gum at the minute.
    Seasoned for two years, from a monster tree.
    Straight grain, splits like mOnty from a losing argument.
    Using a lump of knotty cyprus as my splitting block.
    Frays but won’t split.
    As Arky would say … it’s shit.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    sdfc

    #2745526, posted on June 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    North have had a good run but their season’s over. Sorta like WC

    Close finish.
    Shit game.
    Bombers will murder North next week.

  21. JC

    How’s the fake law Mueller investigation going ?

    Not well according to Manhattan contrarian. It’s why Cohen is in the news.

    https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2018-6-21-hows-it-going-in-mueller-land

  22. Death Giraffe

    LGBT

    ..
    MGLGBTGT.
    I used to love those cars.

  23. C.L.

    Gave the last 15 of the Union a look.
    Anal-retentive penalties, farce and a commentary team whining that Australia wasn’t gifted a win based on an invisible, ludicrous – and non-existent – infringement at the death. Pocock the rotten sport arguing with the referee. Yep. This is why I stopped watching Union years ago.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    jupes

    #2745524, posted on June 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    North better get their act together.

    My multi depends on it.

    If you had any sense of decency you wouldn’t collect that bet.

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Pocock the rotten sport arguing with the referee.

    Pocock a poor sport?
    Well, dip me in honey, roll me in coconut, etc etc etc.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    That was a farcical game.

    Irish are filthy cheats, aided and abetted by a disgusting Northern Hemisphere ref.

  27. C.L.

    You just know that Pocock would not have let go of the Folau situation were Izzy white.
    Even Pocock could read the optics of a Rhodesian forcing a black man out of the national team.
    Good call, knucklehead.

  28. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jordan Peterson is a f$cking joke.
    I warned you all, and none of you believed me.

    Look at this Canadian Clown. Jim Jeffries for f$cks sake.

  29. Rae

    Well done Ireland.

    Farcical ending with the Wallabies trying to pull the wool over the referee’s eyes, claiming a deliberate knock on. It was obvious from the first replay that the ball had not contacted the Ireland player.

    Folau showed once again that he is well overrated.

    And what was all the John Farnham music about?

  30. Infidel Tiger

    Rae, stop trying to be one of the men.

    Stick to your wheelhouse: molesting yourself and small mammals.

  31. JC

    Artiste

    Are you Guilfoyle or is Guilfoyle based on you?

  32. Death Giraffe

    Jordan Peterson is a f$cking joke.

    ..
    You lunatic.
    I’d like to see you make one millionth the impact Peterson has had in convincing overgrown millenial pantywaists to man up, grow some balls and stop being pushed about by communist scum- sucking, authoritarian vagina monsters.

  33. Elle

    Rae, were you ever on Piers’ blog – back when it was a very broad church – about 10 years ago?

  34. Top Ender

    Test 1…is this thing on etc

  35. Infidel Tiger

    Guilfoyle is great.

  36. John Comnenus

    Ladies and Gentlemen I can thoroughly recommend Browns Beach House Hotel in Trogir near Split. Lovely old Venetian fort town with rabbit warren streets filled with good bars, dining and shops. Suffice it to say that the pool side bar had a cigar cutter on hand so I could smoke a big Romeo & Julieta whilst overlooking the pool and the bay and winding down from a fortnight of great sailing, swimming and sunning. Ratos grill on Otok Scedro is worth the trip for the Skampi and seafood at the end of a great anchorage on the secluded largely uninhabited island. Tomorrow is the long trip back to reality.

  37. John Comnenus

    And the place went off when Modric kicked the goal of the tournament to sink Argentina in the pool game.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    You lunatic.

    Watch the video and tell me he’s not a joke.
    Literally, because he’s on a comedians TV show.
    F$cking disgraceful.

  39. Old School Conservative

    C.L.
    #2745557, posted on June 23, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    This is why I stopped watching Union years ago.

    Get yourself down to a club game, Shute Shield.
    Top standard, good crowds, no TMO, cold beers and great steak samdwiches at most grounds.
    Schoolboy rugby is a high standard too.

    PS record crowd at tonight’s game so something must be OK at international level.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    Tony Montana is a great man.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    John Comnenus

    #2745570, posted on June 23, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen I can thoroughly recommend Browns Beach House Hotel in Trogir near Split. 

    Trogir is a lovely place.
    We only spent a few hours there and it was pissing rain but still a great little town.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Top Ender

    #2745568, posted on June 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Test 1…is this thing on etc

    Receiving you 2.
    Switch frequencies.

  43. jupes

    If you had any sense of decency you wouldn’t collect that bet.

    Still need Collingwood to beat Carlton, but after the Eagles game I need something to sustain me.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Still need Collingwood to beat Carlton, but after the Eagles game I need something to sustain me.

    No Darling.
    No Kennedy.
    No Eagles.
    Is Peter Sumich available?

  45. Infidel Tiger

    All the polling showed the ALP would hold the seat of Darling Range 54-46 in the WA state by-election.

    Labor getting smashed harder than an avocado on a hipsters toast.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Polls said ALP to win 54-46.

    Libs win 59-41.

    Fuck me.

  47. JohnA

    Stimpson J. Cat #2745562, posted on June 23, 2018, at 10:21 pm

    Jordan Peterson is a f$cking joke.
    I warned you all, and none of you believed me.

    Look at this Canadian Clown. Jim Jeffries for f$cks sake.

    There is a fundamental difference between skin colour which can’t be changed, and LGBT behaviour, which can.

    However, compelling people to serve by using the law against them (basically equivalent to pointing a gun at their heads) is a fundamental denial of freedom of association.

    If you wish to object to their basis for discriminating don’t use the law. Find a persuasive ethical argument, but recognise that you won’t necessarily eliminate bad discrimination from the planet.

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    Libs win 59-41.

    No.
    This cannot be.
    We need a Shorten Government to teach these hippies and Commies just how bad things can get.
    Goddammit Australia it’s too late!
    You have to take your f$cking medicine so you can eventually get better.

  49. H B Bear

    Polls said ALP to win 54-46.
    Libs win 59-41.
    Fuck me.

    People don’t like lying Liars. Who knew? Liars have always treated voters like mugs.

  50. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When I was heavily pregnant with my first child we lived in the upper Blue Mountains for a while. There’s a photo somewhere of me standing firm axe raised and tum out about to land one on a well-placed splitter getting some logs ready for the combustion fire so we didn’t freeze at night. I must have Viking genes. Later I washed cloth nappies in freezing water and pushed a pram 2 k’s uphill to the shops while Lefty took the car and philosophised away in Sydney staying at his mum’s. Except I found out later that he didn’t.

    Splitters? Install central heating and just flick the switch.

  51. zyconoclast

    Clinton Donor Clare Bronfman ‘Expects To Be Indicted’ In S3x Cult Child-Trafficking Case

    NXIVM leaders Keith Raniere and “Smallville” actress Allison Mack were arrested in Mexico and stand trial for human trafficking, child s3x trafficking, and other crimes. Raniere is being held without bail while Mack is in the custody of her parents with an ankle bracelet. Bronfman, who oversaw the group’s experiments on women and children at their secretive “Rainbow Cultural Center,” is expected to be charged.

  52. zyconoclast

    Catholic Teachers’ union continues its anti-Catholic activism

    The elementary and high school Catholic teachers in Toronto have been sent an email from their union leaders inviting them to “Come Celebrate Toronto Pride”. The message encourages teachers to walk in solidarity with their union representatives on June 25, 2018.

    Will the Catholic union be marching in solidarity for the Kemptville chaplain who lost his position because he chose to defend Catholic teaching? We don’t think so. Chaplaincy leaders are supposed to defend and teach the Catholic faith. But these are times of political correctness. Will the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) come to support the chaplain in the same way they are prepared to stand for sexual diversity and equity education event? We doubt this too. Where is the bishop responsible for the school’s religious curriculum?

    OECTA stopped being a Catholic union years ago. The fact that Dave Szollosy a counselor for the Toronto Secondary Unit helped push the passage of three resolutions that are completely anti-Catholic back in 2011 says it all. We will quote two of those resolutions because they reveal much about the present morally bankrupt state of OECTA:

    Resolution 1: “That the Association endorse and encourage the formation of support groups keeping with the philosophy and objectives of gay/straight alliances.” The union was working together with the Dalton McGuinty Liberal government of the day and Egale Canada. Where are the bishops?

    Resolution 2: “That the Association set a bargaining priority for the protection (from dismissal, failure for promotion, harassment in exercising leadership) of all teachers with regard to sexual orientation and s3xual identity and make collective agreements consistent with the Human Rights Code.” There is nothing in this approved motion that is Catholic. In fact, it contradicts Catholic teaching about the person and human sexuality. We learn in Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

    The resolutions have nothing to do with Catholic teaching. However, they are the work of activists who undermine and subvert Catholic pedagogy. So, it should not be a surprise to anyone following the work of OECTA and its members that the association fully supports Pride activities. (The third resolution was anti-Israel statement.) Union executives are politicians and activists, not teachers.

    It’s also worth noting that Dave Szollosy and Kevin Godin were instructors of a course tilted, “Foundation in Catholic Education.” It’s the mandatory course for all new Catholic teachers held at the Toronto campuses by Niagara University. The course covered explicit topics that were not mentioned in the outline. For example, one topic asked teachers to reflect on their views of nvdity and s3xuality. The primary goal of the course wasn’t to teach Catholic doctrine about human s3xuality. Instead, it prepared teachers to instruct the radical s3xual content of the Liberal’s government new s3x-ed curriculum. It was introduced through the Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy in 2009, and implemented as part of Ontario’s Health and Physical Education program in 2015. This is the same controversial curriculum that Premier-designate Doug Ford promised during the election to repeal. Let’s hope he keeps his word.

    Former OECTA president James Ryan fully supported members marching in the Pride parade. He continues to do. The current leadership is no different. OECTA should at the very least remove the word Catholic in their name. The bishops could do this. It’s false advertising. Parents should not be fooled. OECTA has become a secular activist organization working hard to undo Catholic teaching about the human person, s3xuality and marriage.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There’s a photo somewhere of me standing firm axe raised and tum out about to land one on a well-placed splitter getting some logs ready for the combustion fire so we didn’t freeze at night.

    Used to live in hole in middle of the road, we did…

  54. Steve trickler

    One of These Days.



  55. C.L.

    Tony Montana is a great man.

    I kill a communist for fun, mang.

  56. Oh come on

    Polls said ALP to win 54-46.

    Yes. That number made no sense whatsoever. But both parties campaigned as if that vote had already been cast. Fundamentally, I’d say the seat is marginal-tilting Liberal – although the recent growth spurt in Byford was a wildcard (incidentally, isn’t this now a damn big electorate? The AEC needs to crunch some population numbers and do some boundary redistributions, methinks).

    But what was going against the ALP candidate?

    ALP recently elected in a landslide – inevitable that there’s some degree of buyer’s remorse.

    A newly elected government cutting loose with the razor gang early in its term so it can bring on the goodies for its re-election budget – that’s always going to screw an incumbent party candidate in an early by-election.

    Conventional political wisdom pointed to a Liberal win, and that’s before factoring in the circumstances the by-election was held in and the ridiculous ALP candidate switcheroo – never going to impress swing voters.

    There was only one big winner tonight – whoever the Lib candidate was.

    There was the guy who didn’t lose, ie. Nahan. He could have read the political tea leaves a bit more adroitly and been more bullish on his candidate’s chances, and really pushed the vote as a referendum on the NSW carpet-bagger’s government. Instead he spent the whole time either being invisible or playing down his candidate’s chances (whoever she is). So not a win for Nahan; a stay of execution, yes.

    The big loser – McGowan. Made it a referendum on his government while simultaneously bleating about the deep deep austerity program they need to impose due to Barnett’s profligacy. Really bad campaigning. Really, really artless. The Libs had no balls. Labor had no brains.

    Oh, another big loser – pollsters. Dude. What the fuck?

  57. C.L.

    In surprising news, two of the players in the women’s State of Origin “football” match are lesbians …

    NRL defends ‘controversial’ photo of two players kissing after inaugural women’s State of Origin.

    This being the Daily Mail, the moment was – of course – “heart-warming.”

    The National Rugby League has defended its photo of two female players kissing on the pitch after the women’s State of Origin game last night.

    The league’s social media team posted the heart-warming snap of partners Karina Brown and Ness Foliaki, who opposed each other in the showdown, on Facebook.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    Edelsten is a seriously weird dude.

  59. C.L.

    Good Lord:

    Tom Arnold is definitely abusing alcohol and/or hard drugs.
    This is sad:

  60. C.L.

    Edelsten may be weird but they say he is extremely intelligent and a money-making savant.

  61. Oh come on

    NRL defends ‘controversial’ photo of two players kissing after inaugural women’s State of Origin

    Can we please start having these ‘touching’ shots photo-bombed by half naked blokes cracking beer cans in the background? Seriously, we need to start sticking highly irreverent forks into this bullshit. Mockery is a very potent weapon.

    Whenever the SJW propaganda machine churns out some staged bullshit, we need to counter it with the equivalent of Sam Newman teeing off of Ayers Rock. We need that kind of thing everywhere, all the time.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    What the hell is going on?

    Kanye and Don are friends. Kim K is lobbying for prisoner releases. Tom Arnold is on CNN as a political pundit.

    I have to quit drinking.

  63. Marcus

    Gave the last 15 of the Union a look.
    Anal-retentive penalties, farce and a commentary team whining that Australia wasn’t gifted a win based on an invisible, ludicrous – and non-existent – infringement at the death. Pocock the rotten sport arguing with the referee. Yep. This is why I stopped watching Union years ago.

    You know, for the first time I can remember I plumb forgot there was a game on.

  64. Snoopy

    This smells. A lot. The opposition on the ascendant. A small, badly timed explosion placed under the stage. Who has the wherewithal to make such a device? Now wait for the crackdown.

    BREAKING NEWS:

    From Mabasa Sasa in Bulawayo.
    An explosion has rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of people at a campaign rally. President Mnangagwa is unhurt and has been successfully evacuated.

    Presidential spokesman Mr George Charamba said: “President Mnangagwa has not been injured and is at Bulawayo State House. Investigations are underway and more details will be given to the public. There have been multiple attempts on the President’s life over the past five years.”

    Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is also reported to be safe. Several people are said to have been injured but the extent of the injuries has not yet been established. The area around the VIP stage has been cordoned off and security personnel are collecting evidence.

    Unconfirmed reports indicate that Vice President Kembo Mohadi suffered leg injuries in the bomb blast. Minister of Water, Environment and Climate Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was also injured. The two senior Government officials are admitted at a local hospital ( name withheld.)The Sunday Mail also has it on good authority that several security personnel attached to VIPs are also injured.

  65. Snoopy

    Video of the Bulawayo ‘assination attempt’ here.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Australian horse Merchant Navy wins the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot despite massive cheating and interference from British horses.

  67. John Comnenus

    funny, fake but true 😂
    Once they start ridiculing you, you know you’ve hit peak woke

  68. BorisG

    Genuine question. This week trump accused Democrats of opposing immigration reform bills and advised GOP to wait until after November elections. But the last time I checked. Republicans had majority in both houses. Why doesn’t he rally republicans to pass the bills with a simple majority? And if republicans can’t agree between themselves, why blame democrats?

    BTW I agree with Trump and his supporters that the current system is laughable.

  69. NRL defends ‘controversial’ photo of two players kissing after inaugural women’s State of Origin

    I’ll pay some attention when Two players from the real State of Origin teams lock lips in a similar photo.
    Until then… pah.

  70. johanna

    Week in Pictures – what a gift! Thanks, Tom, for bringing it to us.

    It’s been a fascinating week (in the watching a train-crash kind of way) for observers of the disintegration of the EU. This link gives a summary of events.

    Angela Merkel’s pebble that started the avalanche in 2015 (welcoming anyone and everyone) is now engulfing her and the rest of the EU. The former Communist-occupied countries are not having it at any price, and now the UK is trying to secede, Italy has called the bluff, and the peasants are revoting and revolting all over the place.

    A sobering thought is that if Merkel had just kept her big mouth shut and continued the policies on the quiet, she might have got away with it, and nothing would have changed. But, she had to have here moment in history. Well, she’s got that, all right, although not perhaps in the way she envisaged.

    Meanwhile, the blind, deaf but not dumb (in the traditional sense) ruling class in Ireland are trying to foist a million uneducated, impoverished non-Christians on a country with a housing shortage. They say that Ireland need its culture to be ‘enriched’ by African peasants.

    There are a lot of derogatory things that might be said about Ireland, but shortcomings in the quantity and quality of culture do not make the list.

    The pattern of politicians telling us not to believe our lying eyes is replicated again and again and again, evoking The Cure’s ‘A Forest.’

    Our lot have been excelling in energy policy. Less is more, dearer is cheaper. Do not believe your lying eyes as you open your latest energy bill.

    Naked emperors, the lot of them.

  71. johanna

    Zippy, I read the story about how he blew (and continues to blow) his money earlier.

    He reminds me of Michael Jackson, and Elvis, in the late stages.

    Great talent, not too tightly wound – as Judge Judy would say.

    Can’t say I feel sorry for him. He’s had a blast, tradeoff included not having any real friends.

    Ya get that.

  72. Herodotus

    How low can the American left sink?
    Sarah Sanders evicted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for the immoral Trump.

  73. nemkat

    Polls said ALP to win 54-46.

    Libs win 59-41.
    Maybe the Libs had their scrutineering well organised this time.
    It only takes one bundle of 50 Liberal votes to end up on the bottom of the ALP stack, and that’s a 100 vote turnaround.
    Multiply that by 40 Booths, and what might have been a good win turns into a heavy loss..

  74. johanna

    Herodtus – time the US cops of all stripes started arresting and imprisoning these terrorists.

    Fonda should be top of the list.

    He publicly advocated that the President’s 12 year old son should be locked in a cage with pedos.

    A hero of the Left.

    After he said that, the silence from the Left was deafening.

    Show them a fake photo, and they can’t shut up. Show them one of their own demanding that an innocent child be locked up in a cage with sexual predators, and suddenly they all have to wash their hair.

  75. woolfe

    After Mugabe was elected he put Mnangagwa in charge of rounding up dissident Matabeles in Matabeleland. He used the North Korean red guard to crush any rebellion with reports of roundups and killings. Some reports say up to 20,000 were killed, many thrown down disused mine shafts.

    No love for Mnangagwa in Matabeleland

  76. woolfe

    Real NRL players piss into their mouths. You go girls!

  77. calli

    John Comnenus
    #2745613, posted on June 24, 2018 at 3:17 am
    funny, fake but true 😂
    Once they start ridiculing you, you know you’ve hit peak woke

    Chortle. Thanks John.

  78. Gary

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2745562, posted on June 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm
    Jordan Peterson is a f$cking joke.
    I warned you all, and none of you believed me.
    Look at this Canadian Clown. Jim Jeffries for f$cks sake.

    Stimp’s caricature has become tediously predictable and frankly so has others.

  79. calli

    And then there was this, Joh.

    I don’t know which is worse – the threat or the ensuing silence.

  80. Peter Castieau

    Sarah Sanders asked to leave restaurant because she works for Trump

    https://twitter.com/presssec/status/1010536237457924096?s=21

  81. Snoopy

    He used the North Korean red guard to crush any rebellion with reports of roundups and killings.

    Not the Norks themselves, but the Zimbabwe Army’s Fifth Brigade which was comprised of largely poorly educated ex ZANLA guerillas (Mugabe’s mob) trained and equipped by the Norks for counter-insurgency.

  82. zyconoclast

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2745621, posted on June 24, 2018 at 6:01 am

    How Johnny Depp blew $880 million

    If true then he could sell the lot, stop spending and he would be be OK.
    No mention of any ‘substance’ habit or gambling hobbies.

  83. feelthebern

    When Albo becomes PM, watch the media bury the story when the birds who gave him all the rubs’n’tugs come forward.

  84. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Macron attacks Italy’s new anti-hijrah government, warns Euroscepticism is spreading “like leprosy”

    Not fast enough M. President. Leprosy is one of the least infectious diseases and can take months and up to 30 years to manifest itself.

  85. OldOzzie

    And The Latest Casualty In The Global Pension Catastrophe Is…

    In the year 6 AD, the Roman emperor Augustus set up a special trust fund known as the aerarium militare, or military treasury, to fund retirement pensions for Rome’s legionnaires.

    Now, these military pensions had already existed for several centuries in Rome. But the money to pay them had always been mixed together in the government’s general treasury.

    So for hundreds of years, mischievous senators could easily grab money that was earmarked for military pensions and redirect it elsewhere.

    Augustus wanted to end this practice by setting up a special fund specifically for military pensions.

    And to make sure there would be no meddling from any government officials, Augustus established a Board of Trustees, consisting of former military commanders, to oversee the fund’s operations.

    Augustus really wanted this pension fund to last for the ages. And to keep a steady inflow of revenue, he established a 5% inheritance tax in Rome that would go directly to the aerarium militare.

    He even capitalized the fund with 170,000,000 sesterces of his own money, worth about half a billion dollars in today’s money.

    But as you can probably already guess, the money didn’t last.

    Few subsequent governments and emperors ever bothered themselves with balancing the fund’s long-term fiscal health. And several found creative ways to plunder it for their own purposes.

    Within a few centuries, the fund was gone.

    This is a common theme throughout history… and still today: pension funds are almost invariably mismanaged to the point of catastrophe.

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    suddenly they all have to wash their hair.

    Now that’s a metaphor blast from the past that I haven’t heard for years. I once briefly shared a flat in Mosman with a woman quite a bit older than me who used to use that excuse to put off any guy she didn’t want to go out with. Plus Monday was always her inviolate ‘hair-washing’ night. In these days of better shampoos and conditioners we can do as Bronnie Bishop said on TV she does to keep the helmet in shape before the shellac treatment; shampoo daily. 🙂

    To my eternal shame, when a handsome man telephoned to ask her out and she wasn’t around, I said she’d never be able to make it as Wednesday was her hair washing night. So he asked me to go instead.
    I never told her that. We take some secrets to the grave.

  87. C.L.

    He publicly advocated that the President’s 12 year old son should be locked in a cage with pedos.

    Given Fonda’s closeness back in the good old days to Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski, the chances Fonda himself s a child molester are fairly high.

  88. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Few subsequent governments and emperors ever bothered themselves with balancing the fund’s long-term fiscal health. And several found creative ways to plunder it for their own purposes.

    What’s that saying about learning from history or … ?

    We never do though.

  89. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Amazon is already blocking sales to Australia.

  90. C.L.

    I thought Bulawayo was a made-up African country in a Bruce Willis movie.

  91. calli

    Sara Sanders’ twitter feed is something to behold.

    The froth and fume and bizarre “arguments” from angwy lefties is hilarious. Apparently she treats the WH press with “disrespect”, and being shunted out of a restaurant is the same as demanding a Christian bakes a cake for a gay wedding. Or something.

  92. Tom

    Great page 2 lead in Melbourne Sunday Hun dead tree edition that I can’t bring to you – unless I transcribe it word for word from the digital edition – because the Hun’s editors haven’t even acknowledged its existence on its stupid fucking website (which is one of the user-unfriendliest and slowest news sites in in Australia).

    Leftoids at war: the thugs behind Peanut Head’s rise to power – even though he didn’t win the pardy’s popular vote and was elected on Krudd’s weird electoral system that was his parting poison pill – say they’re “violently angry” about Albo’s Friday speech, which effectively began a second round of the leadership contest.

    Threatening to send da boyz around to Albo’s house, one of the fugs – an unnamed MP – said: “Don’t underestimate the significance of what he has done. He has only ever done this in the shadows, but this was a full frontal assault obviously done to inflict maximum damage.”

    Albo is way more popular among the grassroots Liars than the duplicitous machine man Peanut Head. For a start, Albo is way more left-wing, whereas Peanut Head fakes his progressivism: for the latter, pretending to be a commo is just part of whatever it takes.

    Yet it’s now Albo calling out Peanut Head’s mad anti-business posture – because Albo knows more about actual political leadership than anyone else in the Liars, including Shorten – who went to the best schools, but has the political cluelessness of Trumble or the Lying Slapper.

    Bring on the war!

  93. C.L.

    In the New York Times … white liberals continue a very old tradition …
    Expressing panic about the smoking habits of Chinamen:

    New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men.

  94. calli

    Amazon is already blocking sales to Australia.

    Yep. I tried to get a stainless steel re-usable pod for my Nespresso machine* (so I can use my favourite coffe, not theirs) and was told – bugger off.

    So I’ll bypass Amazon and buy straight from the distributor.

    * funny how these exclusively single use items fly discreetly under the radar. Must be the George Effect.

  95. Geriatric Mayfly

    Amazon is already blocking sales to Australia.

    This item does not ship to Sydney has been Amazon’s instruction to piss-off, for quite some time. Even prosaic items like t-shirts were denied me sometime last year.

  96. stackja

    feelthebern
    #2745643, posted on June 24, 2018 at 8:04 am … watch the media bury the story…

    Would be just another ALP/MSM cover up.

  97. Nerblnob

    Meanwhile back in the oilpatch:

    Australian Energy analysts EnergyQuest is urging the federal government to farm-in to Equinor’s deepwater exploration in block EPP 39 in the Great Australian Bight if Equinor is unsuccessful in finding a farm-in partner.

    Equinor is targeting drilling in 220m water depths sometime in 2019 and is seeking to farm down at least 50% of its 100% stake.

    Meanwhile Greenpeace, the Greens Party and the Wilderness Society are waging a protest campaign against all drilling in the Bight and are spreading misinformation to get the project cancelled.

    Recently seismic outfit PGS submitted its environmental plan to NOPSEMA who twice asked for further information which the Greens party claims is evidence that drill-ing is unsafe. The Greens Party claims that community opposition to drilling in the Bight is huge and the impact of an oil spill in the Bight would be devastating.

  98. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    My myus.com account now advises that they will collects the 10% GST, will see how that works, should allow reasonably seamless transit.

  99. Snoopy

    Sarah Sanders looks like everyone’s mum coupled with the instincts of Gen. George Patton. A killer combination.

  100. stackja

    Tom
    #2745653, posted on June 24, 2018 at 8:28 am

    ‘Tom Domican’ clones?

  101. Nerblnob

    And in Jacindaland:

    In New Zealand offshore seismic operators, led by the Houston based International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) are considering legal action against the New Zealand government following the sudden decision by the new government to stop issuing new offshore permits.

    The operators are angry that they have spent large amounts of money on the acquisition of geophysical and seismic data, and in some cases reprocessed the data, for various clients but also on a speculative basis that they now will be unable to sell leading to a significant loss of revenue and investment write-offs.

    The companies most affected are WesternGeco, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and TGS but CGG, Searcher Seismic, Spectrum and Que Oil & Gas could also be affected.

    Critics of the government’s decision to cease issuing offshore oil and gas exploration permits have also pointed out that the government’s own recently released figures shows that the country only has enough gas to meet domestic requirements for around ten more years thus imperiling the country’s energy security.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Meanwhile Greenpeace, the Greens Party and the Wilderness Society are waging a protest campaign against all drilling in the Bight and are spreading misinformation to get the project cancelled.

    How are they going to weave the Abos into this latest mischief. More than likely, Abo settlement will have to be pushed back to the days of the super continent Gondwanaland.

  103. OldOzzie

    High power bills are just the beginning
    PETA CREDLIN

    IF you’re one of the growing number of Australians who think that reducing emissions in the power sector has been disastrous for electricity prices and jobs, just wait until the climate zealots get to the other parts of the economy that are earmarked for action under the Paris emissions targets.

    You ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Last week in Canberra, the Coalition party room started to register its protest against being railroaded into an energy policy ticked off by the state Labor governments; a policy that will put reducing emissions ahead of cutting power prices and make it almost impossible for heavy industry to get the affordable 24/7 baseload power it needs to survive.

    But energy is just the first sector to get the climate change treatment — it might be where it starts, but it’s certainly not where it stops. That’s because energy production generates only about a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. Another third comes from agriculture and transport; with a final third, more or less, from things like rubbish dumps, deforestation and the so-called fugitive emissions from mining.

    And, it’s all of these sectors, that will be required to make a proportionate contribution to achieving our Paris emissions reductions targets — which, you’ll note — have changed from being ‘aspirational targets to be achieved if possible’ under Prime Minister Tony Abbott, to ‘binding commitments to be achieved come-what-may’ under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    A couple of weeks back I alerted you to the “carbon tax on cars”: the proposed new rules on motor vehicle carbon dioxide emissions that are tougher than the European standard, and that almost none of Australia’s top selling cars can meet. Ford, Holden, Toyota, Hyundai, Volkswagen — all of them in the top 20 right now and almost none of them meeting Malcolm Turnbull’s new emissions standard. Which means in the next few years, car companies will be hit with big fines to force them to comply, and you will up paying more for cars in this country, as well as driving an electric option or a small four-cylinder at best.

    But it doesn’t stop there. The next big area to come under Turnbull’s emissions push will be agriculture.

    Currently Australia has about 110 million cattle, sheep and pigs, and it’s all their methane — at the front end, and the back end — that’s largely responsible for the ag sector’s emissions. If agriculture is to carry a proportionate share of our emissions reduction burden, in the absence of some clever new scheme, Australia’s total herd will need to be reduced by about 30 million over the next decade.

    I’m a country girl but how do you reckon this will go down with city voters who are up in arms about animal culling in droughts, or the animal wastage as part of the live export trade? How do you think this will this go with voters who like the idea of growing our prosperity as the food bowl to Asia’s expanding middle class? After all, it’ll be pretty hard, to send more high-quality beef, lamb and pork to China, if our herds have to be reduced by a third.

    Now, I don’t see voters putting-up-with-being-told that they can’t have a Hilux or have to pay thousands more for it. And I can’t see farmers being told that they have to shrink their herds, or wind back our dairy industry. But that just means, that even more of the burden of emissions reduction goes back on to power, and that power prices have to rise even further.

    Of course, there is an alternative to all this, and that’s to rethink whether we really want to turn our economy (and standard of living) upside down in the name of reducing emissions in Australia, that even the Chief Scientist has admitted, will make no real difference to the world’s climate.

    I worked on the inside of our government machine for 16 years and there was never any debate about cars or culling our beef and dairy herds. And if I didn’t know that, I doubt you voted for it either. So, you’ve really got to ask — how much of this low emissions push is a decision by the people and how much is a decision by the prime minister?

    I hope Australians are starting to wake up.

  104. stackja

    Tom
    #2745653, posted on June 24, 2018 at 8:28 am

    An Albo in the guts
    Fury at challenge to Shorten

    ANNIKA SMETHURST
    NATIONAL POLITICS EDITOR

    BILL Shorten’s supporters are “violently angry” and threatening to retaliate against leadership rival Anthony Albanese, accusing him of inflicting maximum damage on the Labor Party.

    Simmering tensions between the two escalated on Friday night when Mr Albanese gave a speech outlining his own vision for the Labor Party which rejected Labor’s anti-business stance.

    Mr Albanese — who won the support of rank-and-file members in 2013 but not the weighted caucus vote — contradicted Mr Shorten’s anti-big business rhetoric, calling for more engagement with the sector.

    His comments were endorsed by Liberal MPs including Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

    The Sunday Herald Sun understands the speech was sent to Mr Shorten’s office as a courtesy around lunchtime on Friday and some minor amendments were suggested.

    Supporters of Mr Shorten said they were “violently angry” with the speech and threatened to retaliate against Mr Albanese, who retains strong grassroots support. “Don’t underestimate the significance of what he has done,” one Labor MP warned.

    “He has only ever done this in the shadows, but this was a full-frontal assault obviously done to inflict maximum damage.”

    Labor MPs said they were gearing up for a “messy” leadership tussle if the Opposition loses any of the four seats it holds in the Super Saturday of by-elections next month. Some fear the leadership tensions could kill Labor’s chances in two of the four.

    But supporters of Mr Albanese talked down a challenge yesterday, arguing that he was simply “keeping strategic pressure” on Mr Shorten.

    “Albo wants to see Labor in government more than he wants to be prime minister,” one member of the Albanese camp said. “But if we lose one or more seats, that will be messy. The by-elections are a sharp-edged test.”

    Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek yesterday brushed off reports of leadership tensions. “We’ve never been stronger and more united,” she said.

    [email protected] @annikasmethurst

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Used to live in hole in middle of the road, we did…

    Not that time, Zulu. Should not be confused with my childhood lack of means.
    The sojourn with husband number one in the Blue Mountains, in which I was thoroughly complicit, was deliberately chosen leftist greenie back to nature poverty that didn’t last for too long.
    We returned to the city. Still have some good memories of there though.
    The fabulous night sky was one compensation. So was the untamed garden.
    We were hopeless gardeners; tiny, bug eaten lettuces etc. But my weeping cherry still survives.

  106. stackja

    Second man charged

    A SECOND man has been charged with abducting and r ping a woman who was waiting for a friend on a Carlton street when she was picked up in a car and sexually assaulted.

    A 26-year-old Doreen man handed himself in on Friday night and has been charged with abduction, two counts of r pe, unlawful imprisonment and theft. Earlier on Friday police charged a 23-year-old with the same offences after he went to Mernda police station following a public appeal about the June 17 assault. Both men faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday night and were remanded to Tuesday.

    The woman and a friend, both in their 30s, took a taxi from the city to Lygon St, Carlton, after 4am on Sunday.

    She was picked up in the car about 4.30am while waiting for her friend, who had gone into a convenience store.

    She got into the car? And never wondered?

  107. rickw

    She got into the car? And never wondered?

    Girl power, I’ll be able to fight my way out if it turns ugly…. or something.

  108. Peter Campion

    Meanwhile Greenpeace, the Greens Party and the Wilderness Society are waging a protest campaign against all drilling in the Bight and are spreading misinformation to get the project cancelled.

    Our local Greens candidate issues a steady stream of scare stories. I make the effort to debunk every one. My nearest regional weekly printed this from me last Tuesday.

    The Editor

    Greens candidate Valerie Weier (letters, 12/6) again writes a scary story about precious wildlife and evil oil.

    Greenies deny that oil is natural, but they’re wrong. Oil is comprised of hydrocarbons and is both natural and an essential food for microbes.

    Remember the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Greenies claimed it was a disaster and all aquatic life would die. It didn’t.

    The spill was consumed by microbes and the following year the fishing was fantastic!

    The amount of oil spilled was equivalent to one year of the Gulf’s natural seeps, so all it did was fertilise the food chain.

    If greenies and their mates at the global-socialist UN want to do without everything oil-based, fine; they can lead by example. Until they do, it is perfectly safe to ignore them.

    Better still, anyone can improve Australia by simply debunking worn-out greenie alarmism.

    (147 words)
    Peter Campion

  109. rickw

    Utterly excellent:

    Report: Nearly 400 Million Civilian-Owned Guns in America
    Civilians own 100 times as many guns as the military, 400 times as many as police.
    As it should be.

    Not to mention a substantial firearm and ammunition manufacturing capacity.

    As it should also be.

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    there is an alternative to all this, and that’s to rethink whether we really want to turn our economy (and standard of living) upside down in the name of reducing emissions in Australia, that even the Chief Scientist has admitted, will make no real difference to the world’s climate.

    I dislike this argument, because it is always half-cocked. It allows admittance of the ideological nonsense that anthropogenic global warming is real and evidenced, whereas it is minimal and non-problematic, too small to demonstrate or worry about. In truth, commenters should say, it is probably non-existent. It is simply a religion pulled out of some very poor modelling of a very complex system. The fact that AGW is a fraud and a hoax should be put out clearly and plainly rather than statements about efforts here making ‘no difference’ due to what others are doing elsewhere. This latter sort of weasel wording lets too many people agree with the mantra that ‘a rich country like Australia should lead the way’ whereas the only way to be led is away from this nonsense. We need bumper sticks of ‘climate change is a hoax’. Rowan Dean is doing God’s work with this slogan. I’d love to put it on the side of green bags that people could take into the supermarkets. 🙂

  111. stackja

    Albo steps up for the killing season

    Anthony Albanese is firing well-timed shots at Bill Shorten.

    IT’S become known as the political killing season — the final sitting weeks of federal Parliament before the long winter break.

    In June 2010, eight years ago to the day, Kevin Rudd conceded defeat to Julia Gillard by refusing to contest a leadership challenge following months of unrest.

    Rudd returned to the top job after a party room coup against Gillard almost three years to the day after he was ousted.

    In June 2014, after Tony Abbott’s controversial first Budget, talk of a leadership challenge again swirled around Canberra as his popularity nosedived.

    A year later, Abbott limped through another killing season, defending his embattled speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

    He was gone by September.

    With one week to go until the winter break, Canberra’s famed political “killing season” is here again, and Anthony Albanese has fired the first shot.

    On Friday night, Bill Shorten’s long-time rival for the Labor leadership laid out his visions for Labor in the Whitlam Oration, warning that the party cannot “slide into government off the back of our opponent’s failures”.

    Albo — who enjoys the support of rank-and-file members

    — also took a not-so-veiled swipe at Shorten’s attacks on the big end of town.

    It was against the backdrop of the corporate tax cut debate which is set to dominate Parliament this week.

    Labor opposes the company tax cut but Albanese rejected Shorten’s anti-business, antiprivate enterprise rhetoric.

    “Labor doesn’t have to agree with business on issues such as company tax rates, but we do have to engage constructively with business large and small,” he said.

    “We respect and celebrate the importance of individual enterprise and the efforts and importance of the business community.” Bang.

    In a slightly more direct shot at Bill’s Right faction, Albo called for party reform, arguing that rank-and-file members deserved more say in “policymaking from the bottom”.

    For the past decade, Albanese has watched the destabilising tactics implemented by aspiring leaders on both sides, desperate for the top job. He knows when and how to fire.

    Next month, Shorten will face four electoral tests when his party fights to hold the seats of Braddon, Longman, Perth and Fremantle in by-elections. Albanese has helpfully set the bar for the looming electoral tests suggesting Labor is not “contemplating anything other than victory”.

    It’s no small coincidence that Albanese has hit the hustings with candidates in all four seats.

    He knows that in this climate, every speech, campaign event or television appearance will invite leadership speculations.

    Until now, Albo has not been silly enough to actively campaign to destabilise Bill Shorten.

    He knew he had to get the timing right, and he did.

    Albanese’s speech has rocked Shorten’s camp. Insiders are fearful that his actions will impact the by-elections and feed Shorten’s paranoia about his leadership rival.

    As one MP told me yesterday: “Our greatest strength against the Coalition has been our unity.”

    One of Malcolm Turnbull’s most critical colleagues recently told me the PM would remain the PM until the next election.

    It was said with the confidence of a politician whose party is leading in the polls, not one whose party recently lost its 34th consecutive Newspoll.

    This is the same Malcolm Turnbull who, just weeks ago, was doomed, defunct, and finished for reaching that “30 losing Newspolls” mark he used as justification to roll Tony Abbott.

    But Turnbull’s leadership, at least until the next election, is now almost beyond question.

    Labor, on the other hand, enters this killing season dogged by factional infighting and unrest.

    ANNIKA SMETHURST IS NATIONAL POLITICS EDITOR [email protected] @annikasmethurst

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My nearest regional weekly printed this from me last Tuesday.

    Great work, Peter. You’d have no hope of getting such a letter printed in the Wentworth Courier, deep green mouthpiece for Malcolm Turnbull, our local member here.

  113. Tom

    Thanks, Stackja at 8.46am.

  114. Geriatric Mayfly

    Close observers may note that Albo, a former Minister, is seldom given the floor at QT. Even lame wimminzes seem to given airy fairy questions in preference to Albo firing a zinger. And he is not bad on his feet when he gets going.

  115. Nick

    When Albo becomes PM, watch the media bury the story when the birds who gave him all the rubs’n’tugs come forward.

    It’s surprising how many Leftists who chortle about the Libs being unfit, have never heard that story Bern. Ask them and watch the peanut in their heads do revolutions.

  116. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    spreading misinformation to get the project cancelled.

    Yep. It’s what they do. Another good slogan would be the simple ‘Greens Always Lie’.

  117. Nick

    Brunswick as being dark and dodgy I can understand, but Carlton? Times are a changing.

  118. Spider

    Blow me down. Everyone on Insiders agreeing with everyone else that the government’s policy on refugees is xenophobic and racist.

    Our ABC ar work.

  119. stackja

    Tom
    #2745677, posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Thanks, Stackja at 8.46am.

    Thank you.

  120. John Constantine

    Big Truck cronies are setting themselves for Big State cronies to regulate truck safety and emissions standards that wipe out stale pale male owner drivers of neat self mechanic older rigs.

    Big Truck, with a Big Union workforce of steering wheel holders specially imported from peasantistan will donate heavily to Big State politicians that hand them the roads on a silver platter..

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  121. Peter Castieau

    And equally everyone on the Insiders couch is against live sheep exports although less than 1% die during transportation. The other 99% die when they get there!

  122. candy

    Mischievous work by A. Albanese.
    Is he really the “people’s choice” or just the ALP grassroots choice. I’m wondering if many voters even know who he is apart from the Sydney suburbs.

  123. Peter Campion

    Is Insiders’ alt-host even less interesting that the leathery regular?

    How is that possible?

    And how do they get the skin-suit onto a crustacean?

  124. min

    Re energy use , Craig Kelly said the the knowledge sector uses so much energy we will never be able to run it on solar panels and turbines. My son was telling me that when bitcoins went up to huge prices because there were a lot all over the place that had been bought at very low prices a bit coin “roundup” began and the amount of energy used to do this equaled the amount of energy needed to power Denmark for a year. If true the millennials will be driven mad given their reliance on all their digital tools

  125. Entropy

    I worked on the inside of our government machine for 16 years and there was never any debate about cars or culling our beef and dairy herds.

    If this is how Credlin recalls things back then she wasn’t paying attentionwhere she should have.

    And I am pretty sure that is the case for 95 percent of the political class. They see AGW as a political tool and aren’t looking at what the zealots are putting in the details which will destroy our economy.
    These people are unhinged.
    One lot interfere with the energy market and wreck it, causing harm left right and centre.
    Another introduce offsets, subsidies and all manner of other mechanisms to offset the harmful effects
    This means the change isn’t happening fast enough for the first mob, who thus have to interfere Moar!
    Repeat, and repeat.
    There is plenty of ruin yet to go.

  126. Snoopy

    As far as I know, not one person in the media has questioned why the Paki crewman on the sheep carrier spent his time filming sheep, up to their knees in shit and dying of heat stroke, when it was his job to muck out pens and water the sheep. What were his lazy mates doing? Fuck all, just like him.

  127. Farmer Gez

    What the hell!
    Outsiders are interviewing a twelve year old boy socialist.

  128. Farmer Gez

    Oh. It’s a girl called Lilly.

  129. Peter Castieau

    Matthias Cormman attempts to draw attention to the Albo factor…….sorry Minister we are all out of time! Cuts mike…

  130. John Constantine

    When Trumptopia arrives in Australia, albo and shorto will spit in his face in public, but in private sink to their knees in front of the Great Orange Man and beg him for Stormy’s phone number.

    But penny Wong will already have it.

  131. rickw

    Big Truck cronies are setting themselves for Big State cronies to regulate truck safety and emissions standards that wipe out stale pale male owner drivers of neat self mechanic older rigs.

    Big Truck, with a Big Union workforce of steering wheel holders specially imported from peasantistan will donate heavily to Big State politicians that hand them the roads on a silver platter..

    Comrade Maaaaates.

    Success of transport companies in Australia has always been defined by how well the owners could deal with unions and government. What a shit hole.

  132. CAGW scam exposed but “emissions” of harmless gases are still bad.
    We now battle emissions from Climax Chain or is it Climax Change?
    The answer doesn’t matter as long as it destroys all industry.

  133. C.L.

    Outsiders are interviewing a twelve year old boy socialist… Oh. It’s a girl called Lilly.

    My best wishes to Christopher Pyne for coming out at last.

  134. nemkat

    4% died on that Awassi Express trip a couple of months ago.
    The sheep were boiled alive.
    Not very good publicity for hungry W.A. pastoralists.

  135. Nick

    Outsiders are interviewing a twelve year old boy socialist.

    The Adern baby has grown faster than I thought

  136. John Constantine

    Surprised to hear sheep are already being trucked from West Australia across the nullabor to eastern states. Market responds fast.

    Meatworks keen to drop prices somehow.

  137. Nick

    When Trumptopia arrives in Australia, albo and shorto will spit in his face in public, but in private sink to their knees in front of the Great Orange Man and beg him for Stormy’s phone number.

    You just know that there will be stunts by politicians that will earn them pats on the back. No one will remember of course Peter Garrett’s fawning over Obama after years of writing songs about the US bogeyman.

  138. Dr Fred Lenin

    I am surprised the communists want to ban the sheep trade to their islamofascist allies ,you wouldn’t think the left would expect the mussos to forgo the enjoyment they get from slashing sheeps throats and watching the blood spurt ,it’s orgasmic to any true follower of alliah. After all the piss weak communists need the crazies to destroy western civilisation so they can rebuild it in the Narxist fashion ,the mussos will of course go back to shagging goats and boys and slaughtering sheep in their shiheaps ,leaving the communist elite in command of the entire world . You can dream comrades ,one day reality will bite you in the bum ,hard.

  139. Snoopy

    Credlin:

    I’m a country girl but how do you reckon this will go down with city voters who are up in arms about animal culling in droughts, or the animal wastage as part of the live export trade?

    For city voters whose knowledge of farming is defined by River Cottage Australia? A good living can be made from just 12 Berkshires, 10 milking goats, 20 chooks and a food truck.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    4% died on that Awassi Express trip a couple of months ago.
    The sheep were boiled alive.
    Not very good publicity for hungry W.A. pastoralists.

    Fuck off and lay the blame where it belongs, troll.

  141. Farmer Gez

    Lilly is one sick deluded little puppy.
    She wants a huge expansion of tertiary education. No doubt payed for by the worker ants who don’t qualify for university. She’s an elitist.

  142. struth

    stale pale male owner drivers of neat self mechanic older rigs.

    Good Moaning.

    Somebody call?

  143. John Constantine

    Cheapskate Arabian shipowners hired world’s poorest virginal peasantistani shipboys to look at the sheep, then activist western harlots prostitute themselves to the shipboys to arrange to get film of dying sheep.

    Then their ABC obtains a spoonfed professionally produced media release to broadcast from the billion dollar bully pulpit.

    Comrade vegynsys.

  144. Rae

    Elle. I was never on Piers’ blog.

  145. nemkat

    …or the animal wastage as part of the live export trade?

    Animal wastage?
    That’s a novel way of describing 1 sheep in 25 being boiled alive for the benefit of some hungry businesspersons.

  146. 132andBush

    Re Peta Credlins article.
    Long term trials of zero till v conventional cultivation in my area have shown soil organic carbon levels increasing back to the background levels. In other words, to the same level as the uncleared scrub.
    The rate of increase has plateaued somewhat but is still trending up. Zero till continuous cropping with legumes as a break/cover crop is turning cropping areas into carbon sinks.

    #planetrapingfarmers

  147. Spider

    Sweet cheeses. If I hear the phrase Big End of Town one more time I might put my foot through the TV screen.

  148. struth

    I have a Kenworth for sale, if anyone is interested.

    Unfortunately you have to be able to drive a Road Ranger.

    Oh and, that was a really great letter Peter.
    Keep up the good work.
    We all appreciate it.
    Between you and our own ex SAS Italian blooded freedom fighter, (one of my new heroes) I think WA might not yet be finished.

  149. John Constantine

    Had a mate get his neat fifteen year old truck pulled over during cropping.

    Stone chip in windscreen, not in line of sight.

    In Safe Truck Australia, he had to knock off cropping and get a new one fitted, bit the kicker was he then had to make a booking to present his vehicle at a regional vicroads office to prove it had a new windscreen.

    That is the working day shot in a timetax on the self-employed.

  150. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cheapskate Arabian shipowners hired world’s poorest virginal peasantistani shipboys to look at the sheep, then activist western harlots prostitute themselves to the shipboys to arrange to get film of dying sheep.

    And what they don’t film, they fake. Animals Australia and PETA have been busted using fake film before.

  151. Is nemkat’s blood boiling over sheep dying while being transported for slaughter?

  152. nemkat

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2745704


    Listen, drunk:
    Even making allowance for a lifetime of exposure to Organophosphates having fried most of your brain, are you seriously trying to claim that the overloading of sheep on ships bound for the Middle East is motivated by anything other than greed?

  153. John Constantine

    Stones flying up and breaking and chipping windscreens are not a big thing in the inner city and divided highways.

    Out on the frontier roads, crumbling under the weight of Big Australia, windscreens chip and sandblast as fast as they are fitted.

  154. cohenite

    I worked on the inside of our government machine for 16 years and there was never any debate about cars or culling our beef and dairy herds. And if I didn’t know that, I doubt you voted for it either. So, you’ve really got to ask — how much of this low emissions push is a decision by the people and how much is a decision by the prime minister?

    I hope Australians are starting to wake up.

    Turdball is worse than rudd because he genuinely believes in alarmism; he will destroy Australia.

  155. Rae

    The live sheep exporters have no-one to blame but themselves. New abattoirs in WA will help the state’s economy out of the doldrums. Exports of chilled/frozen lamb and beef will boom. Arguments that the Middle-East and Asian markets are not geared for it will be proven to be fallacious.

  156. Crossie

    The guys on The Outsiders missed an opportunity to ask Lilly if it’s open borders and free stuff for all where do you get the free stuff. When everything is free how do you get anyone to work to make the stuff to be given away for free?

  157. areff

    Had a mate get his neat, fifteen year old truck pulled over during cropping.

    Got a very close friend who has a small trucking company that specialises in hauling containers. You should hear him go on about the official harassment that regularly keeps his vehicles off the road. Stone-chipped windows have figured prominently in his downtime and overheads.

  158. Crossie

    Young socialists remain so until they start working and paying tax, the ones who don’t mind are usually from well to do families who underwrite their socialism.

  159. Peter Castieau

    struth

    I think you’ve got your Peters mixed up again mate. Lol

  160. struth

    If only socialists were as passionate about the 100 million lives lost because of their policies and Marxist shit, as a few sheep, we could all go home.

    Hitler was a socialist, purely undeniable.
    A long time ago, those that argued he wasn’t , lost their fight.
    They realised they were brainwashed.
    They wanted to call themselves something other than right wing in an ignorant effort to not be called a Nazi.
    It was precisely because Hitler was a socialist, that no matter what you called yourself, the left were going to call you a Nazi.
    It was about disowning him.
    World War two was started by a Socialist dictator, not a small government, low taxing, free market, personal responsibility extremist.

    So when quoting deaths we can seriously add to socialisms death toll the entire death toll of World War 2 as well, about 80 million alone.

    You may notice in our calculation we have not done so, such is our brainwashing.
    We need to stop the ramblings of the insane using their own against us.
    It will justify their Socialist violence in their minds by believing this lie.
    And lies are what socialists run on, as we see with the latest push about illegal immigration using Obummer era photos.
    I would argue that, at this point in time, exposing this lying propaganda for what it is, is the most important thing we could do right now.
    Japan, fascist Italy, all totalitarian governments, would not have tried it on without being emboldened by the socialist Hitler.

  161. rickw

    When I was in Guam I brought a Daisy Buck BB gun for my friend in Majuro’s two sons and dropped it off earlier in the week. Every nook and cranny of their land is now adorned with drink can targets. I think they’re about halfway through the 2,000 BB’s I also gave them.

    Simple pleasures denied to Australian kids by our Deep State overlords.

  162. struth

    struth

    I think you’ve got your Peters mixed up again mate. Lol

    Sorry.
    I thought you were the Peter who lives in the west, and a few months ago,went on a caravan selling spree in Melbournistan, and recently wrote another letter to a WA paper.

  163. Peter Castieau

    Well that’s me but the only letter I spotted up the thread was from Mr Campion

  164. Snoopy

    Yet to be built abattoirs in WA are going to go gangbusters while a Darwin abattoir has just been mothballed.

    Uh, huh.

  165. rickw

    Stone-chipped windows have figured prominently in his downtime and overheads.

    The only “problem” that a cop has enough brains to spot?

  166. Crossie

    cohenite
    #2745720, posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:54 am
    I worked on the inside of our government machine for 16 years and there was never any debate about cars or culling our beef and dairy herds. And if I didn’t know that, I doubt you voted for it either. So, you’ve really got to ask — how much of this low emissions push is a decision by the people and how much is a decision by the prime minister?

    I hope Australians are starting to wake up.

    Turdball is worse than rudd because he genuinely believes in alarmism; he will destroy Australia.

    I can’t remember who said that personnel is policy but in Malcolm’s case it is absolutely true. When he appointed Martin Parkinson to head the PM’s department and that Greens woman it was a screaming declaration where he was heading. I had hoped that the rest of the Cabinet would hold him back they all rolled over. What a disgusting bunch of sellouts.

    I also put a lot of the blame on Lucy, Malcolm seems to defer to her in most things. I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t advise those two appointments.

  167. H B Bear

    nemsock – it’s because the sheep are white isn’t it?

  168. nemkat

    dover_beach
    #2745716
    Is nemkat’s blood boiling over sheep dying while being transported for slaughter?

    The last few minutes of those sheep’s lives are going to e pretty ordinary.
    Okay.
    What you appear to be saying is:
    Since the sheep are going to die anyway, what does it matter if they’re cruelly treated for weeks beforehand, and many die in agony.

  169. H B Bear

    So, you’ve really got to ask — how much of this low emissions push is a decision by the people and how much is a decision by the prime minister?

    None. Lucy and Daddy are calling the shots.

  170. Rae

    When I was in Guam I brought a Daisy Buck BB gun for my friend in Majuro’s two sons and dropped it off earlier in the week. Every nook and cranny of their land is now adorned with drink can targets. I think they’re about halfway through the 2,000 BB’s I also gave them.

    BBs are illegal in Victoria. Thanks to your little bit of boasting here, your friend in Majuro with the two sons will probably get a visit soon from VicPol. No doubt Brian of Moorabbin can tell you how easily identifiable you’ve made them. And, if what you say is true, you will probably be invited to explain to VicPol how they acquired that Daisy Buck BB.

  171. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    God give me strength, the trolls on this site descend to new depths of ignorance or stupidity – I’ve yet to decide which – on a regular basis. The larger Kuwaiti buyers have already declared that, if they can’t buy Australian live sheep, they aren’t interested in chilled meat, and the domestic meat industry virtually priced itself off the market years ago.

  172. OldOzzie

    She Should Have Asked Them To Bake Her a Cake

    There is not much point in trying to keep up with the Liberal Outrages of the Day. They come too fast and furiously; it would be a full-time job, and more. But yesterday’s peak outrage is one you probably already know about: the manager of a Red Hen restaurant kicked Sarah Sanders and her family out of her establishment last night. Sanders tweeted about it

    Remember when Republican restaurant owners wouldn’t let Obama administration employees eat in their restaurants? No, I don’t recall that either. I only have two observations about the Red Hen outrage: 1) We don’t have Red Hen restaurants in our part of the country, or I would boycott them. 2) I hope Republicans are taking notes. One of these days, we will have a Democratic administration. And when that happens, every single outrage that the Democrats have perpetrated beginning in January 2017 should be visited upon them.

  173. struth

    My apologies Mr Campion.
    Anyway, you’re all doing well and reminding me to pick my level of activism up.

  174. Peter Campion

    Keep up the good work.

    Your appreciation is reciprocated. Cats and Kittehs (and WUWT & JoNova commenters) provide a huge amount of information and inspiration.

  175. nemkat

    Snoopy
    #2745732
    Yet to be built abattoirs in WA are going to go gangbusters while a Darwin abattoir has just been mothballed.

    Uh, huh.

    Nope.
    That N.T. abattoir can only process cattle, not sheep.
    The Industry in N.T. is seasonal, due to the monsoon, so it was stupid to build it in Darwin.
    Likely that the money to build it came from taxpayers.

  176. Spider

    John Constantine at 9:31 am
    When Trumptopia arrives in Australia, albo and shorto will spit in his face in public, but in private sink to their knees in front of the Great Orange Man and beg him for Stormy’s phone number.

    I was looking at the comments left on an SBS Facebook post regarding a possible visit by Trump.

    As far as I could see there was not one single comment that was mildly supportive of a visit. Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well in Australia. You’d swear we could vote in the US election.

  177. Tom

    Be warned, Rickw. Googleory is from the government and he’s here to help. And he’s going to spend the next year trying to establish your identity, as he does with his stalking of females here.

  178. Snoopy

    Since the sheep are going to die anyway, what does it matter if they’re cruelly treated for weeks beforehand, and many die in agony.

    What sort of evil turd films a sheep dying of heat stroke instead of hosing it down?

    As John Con already stated, a Paki youth promised the real thing after enjoying a fleeting armtit from a vegynsys.

  179. Crossie

    The two US restaurants refusing service to Trump officials tells the rest of Americans and the world that conservatives are not to be considered as human, not even half human. Dissent from leftism will not be tolerated.

    If it were otherwise all media would have rained approbium on those two restaurants instead we get crowing and applause.

    And they wonder why Americans are buying more and more guns.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yet to be built abattoirs in WA are going to go gangbusters while a Darwin abattoir has just been mothballed.

    That’s the rather pleasant fantasy being preached. The live trade will be smashed, those sheep will be slaughtered in Australian abattoirs by Australian (union) labor, and Australia will export chilled carcasses in the same way that New Zealand does. It’s a pleasant enough, Green, fantasy, but it has very little basis in reality.

  181. Snoopy

    Here numbnuts, what part of B.E.E.F. don’t you understand?

    Exports of chilled/frozen lamb and beef will boom.

  182. struth

    I feel Australia will finally show the world what sort of dumb scum we are, when Trump visits.
    The protests by TDS lefties will be like nothing we’ve seen on our shores.

    I hope it does wake a few Australians up that will maybe then, not shake their heads at the failure of other countries to keep their insane lefties under control, but in fact that ours ARE in control.
    And Maybe, just Maybe, that will be the biggest God send we could have.
    Trump (peace be upon him) is a brave man.
    He may be just trying to wake up even his dumbest of allies.

  183. nemkat

    The larger Kuwaiti buyers have already declared that, if they can’t buy Australian live sheep, they aren’t interested in chilled meat, and the domestic meat industry virtually priced itself off the market years ago.
    So they’re telling lies.
    Since the Kuwaitis are processing the sheep anyway, and New Zealand banned live export years ago, they’ll be buying chilled and frozen meat from somewhere, whether they like it or not.

  184. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Is nemkat’s blood boiling over sheep dying while being transported for slaughter?

    gotta love his bottomless fake compassion

  185. OldOzzie

    Moon in Russia: Gas pipeline no longer a pipe dream

    Russia established North Korea after World War II, but in recent decades has been marginalized in the region; warming economic ties with South Korea may help it regain a strategic position

    On Friday, Moon summited with Putin; the day prior he had met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and addressed the Duma, the Russian parliament – a first for a South Korean president.

    Moon’s discussions covered a broad range of issues, including winning the support of Putin for the (as yet, uncharted and un-started) process of North Korean denuclearization.

    However, the main meat of his visit appeared to be economic – notably exploring the possibility of linking South Korea to the Russian Far East via pipelines, electricity grids and rail lines running through North Korea, and also commencing talks on a free-trade agreement (FTA

  186. Snoopy

    VicPol has jurisdiction in Majuro? They can’t even police Werribee.

  187. Peter Castieau

    Hear hear Mr Campion

    I find these pages very informative and inspirational and very handy as a live news service.

  188. In surprising news, two of the players in the women’s State of Origin “football” match are lesbians …

    Offsiders of course thought this was great. They spent as much if not more time talking about this then the game.

  189. The froth and fume and bizarre “arguments” from angwy lefties is hilarious. Apparently she treats the WH press with “disrespect”, and being shunted out of a restaurant is the same as demanding a Christian bakes a cake for a gay wedding. Or something.

    calli, it is funny that people who screamed blue murder on behalf of the bigoted baker are now screaming blue murder when their Trumpkin is on the end of similar treatment. Hypocrisy much?

  190. rickw

    BBs are illegal in Victoria. Thanks to your little bit of boasting here, your friend in Majuro with the two sons will probably get a visit soon from VicPol. No doubt Brian of Moorabbin can tell you how easily identifiable you’ve made them. And, if what you say is true, you will probably be invited to explain to VicPol how they acquired that Daisy Buck BB.

    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    BB guns are not considered firearms anywhere else in the world except the socialist hell hole that is Australia.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Since the Kuwaitis are processing the sheep anyway, and New Zealand banned live export years ago, they’ll be buying chilled and frozen meat from somewhere, whether they like it or not.

    You really do have no idea, do you? The Middle East market will do what they did when Gilliard banned the live cattle trade in 2011, and the live sheep trade died in the arse at the same time. They’ll buy live sheep from Romania, Jordan, Spain, the Sudan or Somalia, where they can’t spell the words “animal welfare” and are rubbing their hands together that “kufar” could be so stupid, as to hand them the market on a plate.

  192. Nick

    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    BB guns are not considered firearms anywhere else in the world except the socialist hell hole that is Australia.

    An utter beclowning.

  193. nemkat

    What sort of evil turd films a sheep dying of heat stroke instead of hosing it down?

    You’re putting the blame on one bloke, Snoopy?
    There were 64,000 sheep on the ship, 2,400 were dead when the ship docked.
    The issue is overloading, plus a car transport isn’t suitable for livestock.
    Not what one person can do, which is essentially nothing.

    Also, John Constantine, like One World Government, is a Troll.
    None of his comments are made with good intentions.

  194. Des Deskperson

    ‘Gardening Australia’ was at least arguably one of the more worthwhile shows on the ABC, but now it has moved to a one hour format, it seems to be struggling badly for content.

    Lately what used to be the core product – advice and information on gardening – has been supplemented/overtaken by ‘human interest’ stories, almost all of them from a ‘progressive’ viewpoint.

    But the last two weeks have been almost entirely composes what a kind person would call ‘retrospective’ – repeats of segments from years ago. Poor old Costa has tried to justify this – in a rather self-consciously apologetic way – by explaining – in his oddly italicised way – that these are fabulous former segments about fabulous gardens and gardeners that viewers will find fabulous, even if they are repeats. He’s also promised that the standard programme format will be resumed asap, but he’s said that for the last two weeks.

    Moslems and Indigenous Australians were prominent among the fabulous gardeners.

  195. Fisky

    I love the US Greens! You’d almost suspect they are a GOP troll party.

    Ralph Nader
    @RalphNader
    Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. -R

  196. H B Bear

    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    Bwahahaa – the Aldi salmon-in-a-bag sockwit’s best yet? Make yourself useful and go and find some skin for Mother. You are such a disappointment.

  197. nemkat

    They’ll buy live sheep from Romania, Jordan, Spain, the Sudan or Somalia, where they can’t spell the words “animal welfare”

    Romania and Spain are in the EU, and their Animal Welfare requirements are far in excess of Australia’s
    Jordan is a desert, with no sheep stations, they won’t be getting too many sheep from there.
    Somalia and the Sudan are subsistence economies, they won’t be getting shiploads of sheep from there, either.

  198. Entropy

    John Constantine
    #2745714, posted on June 24, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Had a mate get his neat fifteen year old truck pulled over during cropping.

    Stone chip in windscreen, not in line of sight.

    In Safe Truck Australia, he had to knock off cropping and get a new one fitted, bit the kicker was he then had to make a booking to present his vehicle at a regional vicroads office to prove it had a new windscreen.

    That is the working day shot in a timetax on the self-employed

    If that happened in Queensland they would not want to be local police.

  199. struth

    calli, it is funny that people who screamed blue murder on behalf of the bigoted baker are now screaming blue murder when their Trumpkin is on the end of similar treatment. Hypocrisy much?

    Dear, dear, fuckwit Monty.
    No one is suing the Restaurant, from our side, and that is what we are pointing out.
    Your side’s utter totalitarian hypocrisy.

    Smack………..there’s another rake.

  200. No one is suing the Restaurant, from our side

    Excellent, so every restaurant, dry cleaners, bowling alley, sports stadium, coffee house, pancake parlour and car wash in DC should be able to refuse to admit entry to Trumpkins.

  201. Rae

    VicPol has jurisdiction in Majuro?

    Heh heh. Good work, Snoopy.

    Hey Tom. Holler for a Marshall. Your besotted dreams of “Googleory” are not helping you.

  202. OldOzzie

    Piers Akerman: Debate on migrants needs level thinking

    MIGRATION has been Australia’s life force but there are now legitimate doubts being raised — some about the numbers of migrants and others about the type of migrants.

    Unfortunately, a fatwa has been issued banning discussion about these particular questions by the loud voices of the left, notably those who control our ABC.

    The national broadcaster doesn’t want these matters to be part of the national debate. It has been a champion of the failed multicultural program, a totally misconceived social engineering project.

    Its champions live largely in those areas of the cities where migrants cannot afford to congregate, they’re usually well-educated and well-meaning, but they are ignorant of the realities of life as experienced by those who have had their lives up-ended by influxes of people whose cultures are antipathetic to the well-understood customs of the nation.

    When multiculturalism means attending a world music festival and drinking kombucha, female genital mutilation, forced marriages and sharia law are generally not front of mind.

    But if you live in some suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne where English is no longer the language of the main street signage, where men sit at cafe tables all day and women are regarded as inferior beings, there is not much multi to be seen on the streets.

    NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley was subjected to a blizzard of hateful criticism earlier this month when he innocently used the expression “white flight”.

    Foley said he was empathising with ­migrants in the west whom he said were denied jobs and other opportunities that were taken for granted elsewhere.

    He named Fairfield, Guildford, Granville, Yennora, Sefton and Regents Park — some of which fall in his electorate of Auburn — as suburbs with a high concentration of Syrians and Iraqis.

    The term may have initially been used in the US to describe the exodus of white Americans when those who were called negroes in the middle of the last century, then blacks and then coloureds and now African-Americans moved into their neighbourhoods occasioning a drop in real estate values.

    “White flight” is not denigratory nor derogatory. It was an accurate description of the phenomenon that accompanied the large migration of people with different customs, languages and practices.

    In Sydney, Campsie, Greenacre and Belmore are just some of the areas that have experienced white flight. It’s no ­secret that many fled to the Central Coast. During the 1999 state election campaign I was with then-premier Bob Carr in Avoca. I’d not visited the picturesque beachside community before and was talking admiringly of its beauty to a bloke I met in the local surf club while Carr was doing a meet-and-greet with party members.

    “I’m from Blacktown,” he said.

    “Been here for about 10 years and love it.”

    When I asked him about the move, he pressed me to wait while he fetched a photo from his home five minutes away. I had barely ordered a beer when he reappeared with a photo of a Blacktown rugby team he had played in.

    “There’s only one guy in the picture who’s not here now,” he said. That’s white flight.

    Australia enjoyed the reputation of being the most ­migrant-friendly nation in the world but that was before ­inimical multiculturalism was introduced.

    After WWII, Australia actively sought migrants, it took in refugees in far greater numbers than almost any other nation — probably more on a per capita basis — and they built our modern nation.

    That nation has been ­undermined by the aforementioned university-educated who have been subjected to Marxist philosophy and little else. The Marxist theme of identity and gender politics is now so prevalent on campuses that academia fights against Western culture and the ­national flag is reviled as racist.

    In those areas where the white flight left Muslim majorities, the Bureau of Statistics finds we now have the lowest workforce participation rates for both men (70 per cent) and women (42 per cent).

    Nationally, the national working-age male participation rate is 81 per cent and for women 72 per cent.

    Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge was shouted down when he raised concerns about the social integration of “parallel” Asian and Middle Eastern migrant communities last weekend after earlier signalling plans for a mandatory basic English ­requirement for all new permanent residents.

    He said ­research showed a lack of English language skills among migrants had contributed to social fragmentation.

    A lot of earlier migrants struggled with English and relied on their children to translate for them — the difference between then and now seems to be that those post-war migrants came here because they wanted the benefits of a society wrought from the pre-Islamic philosophies of ancient Jews, Greeks and Romans. Now we have enclaves of people who attend mosques where they listen to imams who preach from the Koran that explicitly instructs followers to hate, even kill, nonbelievers. At one level, the government panders to them. Our federal court and federal circuit judges have been circulated a briefing on Islam prepared by the Australian National Imams Council. It may be informative, but our judges surely must be guided only by our law which they have sworn to uphold, and not by any other codes. Polygamy is illegal in Australia yet our social services turn a blind eye and ensure that multiple wives are paid support.

    We are fortunate in that we don’t yet have the critical mass of Islamists that has seen terrorism blossom in France and Belgium, and crimes against women soar in Sweden and Germany, and there are many Muslims here who know what a wonderful nation they are fortunate enough to live in.

    But none of this should prevent us having that debate on immigration.

  203. H B Bear

    Des – spot on. The collection of freaks and weirdos they have assembled look like they have shuffled out of a Fitzroy St Vinnies. The Hairy Garden Gnome is even worse than that Tasmanian communist from years ago. There is actually plenty of room for a technically focused gardening program but, as you say, the ALPBC can’t help itself from morphing into an CAGW sprouting, refugee hugging sermonising bully pulpit.

    The curly haired fuzz ball from WA has done nicely out of it, building a serious landscaping business off the back of his ALPBC profile. No doubt through tax effective trusts and pty ltd companies.

    I tape it most weeks but haven’t bothered to watch it for months.

  204. Rae

    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    You don’t say, you incomplete fuckwit. You wanna stir Tom from his alcoholic haze and tell him?

  205. johanna

    Tom
    #2745653, posted on June 24, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Great page 2 lead in Melbourne Sunday Hun dead tree edition that I can’t bring to you – unless I transcribe it word for word from the digital edition – because the Hun’s editors haven’t even acknowledged its existence on its stupid fucking website (which is one of the user-unfriendliest and slowest news sites in in Australia).

    Same goes for News sites the Tele and the Oz. They seem to have been designed in 1995.

    Tim Blair’s site has so much extraneous crap on it that when Telstra is running slow I just stop it loading and click on the story. Even if the story itself isn’t visible, if you run the mouse over the screen the headline will come up, so click on that.

    For all its faults, Fauxfacts has recently rejigged its sites and they run pretty well. If they can do it, why can’t the others?

    TheirABC has a similar problem of extraneous crap slowing it down, but it is still miles ahead of News.

    I guess that having hipsters Lachie and James in charge is our substitute for quality.

  206. RobK

    I worked on the inside of our government machine for 16 years and there was never any debate about cars or culling our beef and dairy herds.
    Credlin does fine work but surely she must have noticed the ease with which native vegetation was expropriated from private property under her watch. If that didn’t signal intent, I’m at a loss as to what would.

  207. Baldrick

    Ahahahahah, ahahahahah …

    rickw
    #2745728, posted on June 24, 2018 at 10:01 am
    When I was in Guam I brought a Daisy Buck BB gun for my friend in Majuro’s two sons and dropped it off earlier in the week. Every nook and cranny of their land is now adorned with drink can targets. I think they’re about halfway through the 2,000 BB’s I also gave them.
    Simple pleasures denied to Australian kids by our Deep State overlords.
    _____
    Rae
    #2745738, posted on June 24, 2018 at 10:10 am
    BBs are illegal in Victoria. Thanks to your little bit of boasting here, your friend in Majuro with the two sons will probably get a visit soon from VicPol. No doubt Brian of Moorabbin can tell you how easily identifiable you’ve made them. And, if what you say is true, you will probably be invited to explain to VicPol how they acquired that Daisy Buck BB.
    _____
    rickw
    #2745762, posted on June 24, 2018 at 10:32 am
    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    That’s going straight to the pool room.

  208. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Romania and Spain are in the EU, and their Animal Welfare requirements are far in excess of Australia’s

    Didn’t stop the Spanish exporting just over a million live sheep in 2016, and another million last year.

  209. OldOzzie

    Debate on migrants needs level thinking

    Piers Akerman:

    MIGRATION has been Australia’s life force but there are now legitimate doubts being raised — some about the numbers of migrants and others about the type of migrants.

    Unfortunately, a fatwa has been issued banning discussion about these particular questions by the loud voices of the left, notably those who control our ABC.

    The national broadcaster doesn’t want these matters to be part of the national debate. It has been a champion of the failed multicultural program, a totally misconceived social engineering project.

    Its champions live largely in those areas of the cities where migrants cannot afford to congregate, they’re usually well-educated and well-meaning, but they are ignorant of the realities of life as experienced by those who have had their lives up-ended by influxes of people whose cultures are antipathetic to the well-understood customs of the nation.

    When multiculturalism means attending a world music festival and drinking kombucha, female genital mutilation, forced marriages and sharia law are generally not front of mind.

    But if you live in some suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne where English is no longer the language of the main street signage, where men sit at cafe tables all day and women are regarded as inferior beings, there is not much multi to be seen on the streets.

    NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley was subjected to a blizzard of hateful criticism earlier this month when he innocently used the expression “white flight”.

    Foley said he was empathising with ­migrants in the west whom he said were denied jobs and other opportunities that were taken for granted elsewhere.

    He named Fairfield, Guildford, Granville, Yennora, Sefton and Regents Park — some of which fall in his electorate of Auburn — as suburbs with a high concentration of Syrians and Iraqis.

    The term may have initially been used in the US to describe the exodus of white Americans when those who were called negroes in the middle of the last century, then blacks and then coloureds and now African-Americans moved into their neighbourhoods occasioning a drop in real estate values.

    “White flight” is not denigratory nor derogatory. It was an accurate description of the phenomenon that accompanied the large migration of people with different customs, languages and practices.

    In Sydney, Campsie, Greenacre and Belmore are just some of the areas that have experienced white flight. It’s no ­secret that many fled to the Central Coast. During the 1999 state election campaign I was with then-premier Bob Carr in Avoca. I’d not visited the picturesque beachside community before and was talking admiringly of its beauty to a bloke I met in the local surf club while Carr was doing a meet-and-greet with party members.

    “I’m from Blacktown,” he said.

    “Been here for about 10 years and love it.”

    When I asked him about the move, he pressed me to wait while he fetched a photo from his home five minutes away. I had barely ordered a beer when he reappeared with a photo of a Blacktown rugby team he had played in.

    “There’s only one guy in the picture who’s not here now,” he said. That’s white flight.

    Australia enjoyed the reputation of being the most ­migrant-friendly nation in the world but that was before ­inimical multiculturalism was introduced.

    After WWII, Australia actively sought migrants, it took in refugees in far greater numbers than almost any other nation — probably more on a per capita basis — and they built our modern nation.

    That nation has been ­undermined by the aforementioned university-educated who have been subjected to Marxist philosophy and little else. The Marxist theme of identity and gender politics is now so prevalent on campuses that academia fights against Western culture and the ­national flag is reviled as racist.

    In those areas where the white flight left Muslim majorities, the Bureau of Statistics finds we now have the lowest workforce participation rates for both men (70 per cent) and women (42 per cent).

    Nationally, the national working-age male participation rate is 81 per cent and for women 72 per cent.

    Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge was shouted down when he raised concerns about the social integration of “parallel” Asian and Middle Eastern migrant communities last weekend after earlier signalling plans for a mandatory basic English ­requirement for all new permanent residents.

    He said ­research showed a lack of English language skills among migrants had contributed to social fragmentation.

    A lot of earlier migrants struggled with English and relied on their children to translate for them — the difference between then and now seems to be that those post-war migrants came here because they wanted the benefits of a society wrought from the pre-Islamic philosophies of ancient Jews, Greeks and Romans. Now we have enclaves of people who attend mosques where they listen to imams who preach from the Koran that explicitly instructs followers to hate, even kill, nonbelievers. At one level, the government panders to them. Our federal court and federal circuit judges have been circulated a briefing on Islam prepared by the Australian National Imams Council. It may be informative, but our judges surely must be guided only by our law which they have sworn to uphold, and not by any other codes. Polygamy is illegal in Australia yet our social services turn a blind eye and ensure that multiple wives are paid support.

    We are fortunate in that we don’t yet have the critical mass of Islamists that has seen terrorism blossom in France and Belgium, and crimes against women soar in Sweden and Germany, and there are many Muslims here who know what a wonderful nation they are fortunate enough to live in.

    But none of this should prevent us having that debate on immigration.

  210. struth

    Every house in Australia could have a Solar panel on it and without coal or nuclear power, we’ll have no industry, (which we are fast approaching).
    That’s just a fact.

    Solar panels on the roofs of Australia, every single one, serve as a reminder of the traitorous sabotage of our national power grid by the global socialist U.N. and it’s operatives, our political parasite class, headed by Malcom Turncoat.

  211. it is funny that people who screamed blue murder on behalf of the bigoted baker are now screaming blue murder when their Trumpkin is on the end of similar treatment. Hypocrisy much?

    The Christian baker never refused to serve homosexuals at his bakery and had a history of serving them. What he refused to do was bake a custom wedding cake for a gay ‘wedding’. For your analogy to work it would involve, at the very least, that restaurantor refusing to cater a Republican event.

  212. rickw

    Majuro is in the Marshall Islands you complete fuckwit.

    You don’t say, you incomplete fuckwit. You wanna stir Tom from his alcoholic haze and tell him?

    You didn’t know where it was. Tom’s comment was about your penchant for stalking. Enough troll feeding.

  213. Peter Campion

    I find these pages very informative and inspirational and very handy as a live news service.

    Exactly this.
    Best conservative news aggregator in Australia.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Hello.
    This Major Majuro reporting for duty at VicPol HQ.

  215. Baldrick

    Can you buy Veuve Tailhan Blanc de Blancs Brut at $68 per bottle in Majuro, Victoria?
    I think not. 😉

  216. struth

    Excellent, so every restaurant, dry cleaners, bowling alley, sports stadium, coffee house, pancake parlour and car wash in DC should be able to refuse to admit entry to Trumpkins.

    Yes.
    They will have the market soon deciding whether they made the right decision or not.
    I’d love to go to a restaurant where I knew all the punters were right wing.
    It would be a respectful yet fun establishment.
    Again, you fuckwit.
    The main point here is no one on the right is calling for government to force the restaurant’s hand, like you totalitarian pricks do.
    She called out that she was told to leave, and the free people decide whether they would like to use that business or not.

    Like a fuckwit NFL star on a bended knee, they’ll soon work out how to behave.

  217. RobK

    Nemkat,
    If you’d read the letter from the CEO of Emmanuels (which was widely reported in the press and I posted here with link) you’d know the ship was unable to unload, for political reasons, in the intended order which would have meant the ship was only 40% capacity when the risk of high temps occur. The voyage suffered unforseen political interference.

  218. OldOzzie

    Debate on migrants needs level thinking

    MIGRATION has been Australia’s life force but there are now legitimate doubts being raised — some about the numbers of migrants and others about the type of migrants.

    Unfortunately, a fatwa has been issued banning discussion about these particular questions by the loud voices of the left, notably those who control our ABC.

    The national broadcaster doesn’t want these matters to be part of the national debate. It has been a champion of the failed m*lticultural program, a totally misconceived social engineering project.

    Its champions live largely in those areas of the cities where migrants cannot afford to congregate, they’re usually well-educated and well-meaning, but they are ignorant of the realities of life as experienced by those who have had their lives up-ended by influxes of people whose cultures are antipathetic to the well-understood customs of the nation.

    When m*lticulturalism means attending a world music festival and drinking kombucha, female g*nital mutilation, forced marriages and sharia law are generally not front of mind.

    But if you live in some suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne where English is no longer the language of the main street signage, where men sit at cafe tables all day and women are regarded as inferior beings, there is not much multi to be seen on the streets.

    NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley was subjected to a blizzard of hateful criticism earlier this month when he innocently used the expression “white flight”.

    Foley said he was empathising with ­migrants in the west whom he said were denied jobs and other opportunities that were taken for granted elsewhere.

    He named Fairfield, Guildford, Granville, Yennora, Sefton and Regents Park — some of which fall in his electorate of Auburn — as suburbs with a high concentration of Syrians and Iraqis.

    The term may have initially been used in the US to describe the exodus of white Americans when those who were called negroes in the middle of the last century, then blacks and then coloureds and now African-Americans moved into their neighbourhoods occasioning a drop in real estate values.

    “White flight” is not denigratory nor derogatory. It was an accurate description of the phenomenon that accompanied the large migration of people with different customs, languages and practices.

    In Sydney, Campsie, Greenacre and Belmore are just some of the areas that have experienced white flight. It’s no ­secret that many fled to the Central Coast. During the 1999 state election campaign I was with then-premier Bob Carr in Avoca. I’d not visited the picturesque beachside community before and was talking admiringly of its beauty to a bloke I met in the local surf club while Carr was doing a meet-and-greet with party members.

    “I’m from Blacktown,” he said.

    “Been here for about 10 years and love it.”

    When I asked him about the move, he pressed me to wait while he fetched a photo from his home five minutes away. I had barely ordered a beer when he reappeared with a photo of a Blacktown rugby team he had played in.

    “There’s only one guy in the picture who’s not here now,” he said. That’s white flight.

    Australia enjoyed the reputation of being the most ­migrant-friendly nation in the world but that was before ­inimical m*lticulturalism was introduced.

    After WWII, Australia actively sought migrants, it took in refugees in far greater numbers than almost any other nation — probably more on a per capita basis — and they built our modern nation.

    That nation has been ­undermined by the aforementioned university-educated who have been subjected to Marxist philosophy and little else. The Marxist theme of identity and gender politics is now so prevalent on campuses that academia fights against Western culture and the ­national flag is reviled as racist.

    In those areas where the white flight left Muslim majorities, the Bureau of Statistics finds we now have the lowest workforce participation rates for both men (70 per cent) and women (42 per cent).

    Nationally, the national working-age male participation rate is 81 per cent and for women 72 per cent.

    Citizenship and M*lticultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge was shouted down when he raised concerns about the social integration of “parallel” Asian and Middle Eastern migrant communities last weekend after earlier signalling plans for a mandatory basic English ­requirement for all new permanent residents.

    He said ­research showed a lack of English language skills among migrants had contributed to social fragmentation.

    A lot of earlier migrants struggled with English and relied on their children to translate for them — the difference between then and now seems to be that those post-war migrants came here because they wanted the benefits of a society wrought from the pre-Islamic philosophies of ancient J*ws, Greeks and Romans. Now we have enclaves of people who attend mosques where they listen to imams who preach from the Koran that explicitly instructs followers to hate, even kill, nonbelievers. At one level, the government panders to them. Our federal court and federal circuit judges have been circulated a briefing on Islam prepared by the Australian National Imams Council. It may be informative, but our judges surely must be guided only by our law which they have sworn to uphold, and not by any other codes. Polygamy is illegal in Australia yet our social services turn a blind eye and ensure that multiple wives are paid support.

    We are fortunate in that we don’t yet have the critical mass of Islamists that has seen terrorism blossom in France and Belgium, and crimes against women soar in Sweden and Germany, and there are many Muslims here who know what a wonderful nation they are fortunate enough to live in.

    But none of this should prevent us having that debate on immigration.

  219. Rae

    You didn’t know where it was.

    Sure, incomplete fuckwit. You’ve been blogging about your travels here for a little while now. Everyone who reads the Cat knows where Majuro is. Except Tom.

  220. struth

    The Christian baker never refused to serve homosexuals at his bakery and had a history of serving them.

    This again is an extra point and well made.

    Did Sarah Sanders go into the restaurant and demand food that was not on the Menu, Monty.
    You’ve beclowned yourself too early in the day……………….
    When you start commenting, you start beclowning yourself, there is no difference time wise, in case you are wondering.

  221. classical_hero

    Just got a call from hospital stating that there’s a good chance that there is a donor kidney available for me. Considering that it’s coming from interstate that means the donor is an excellent match.

  222. The Christian baker never refused to serve homosexuals at his bakery and had a history of serving them. What he refused to do was bake a custom wedding cake for a gay ‘wedding’. For your analogy to work it would involve, at the very least, that restaurantor refusing to cater a Republican event.

    This is a fine hair you are splitting, db. Service was refused on the basis of personal characteristics in both cases.

    Either way, I look forward to mass blackballing of Trumpkins across the DC area. Hopefully they won’t be able to get a shoe shine or cup of joe in the whole district. Alinsky would be proud!

  223. Tom

    Good luck, Classical Hero! Keep us informed.

  224. struth

    Just got a call from hospital stating that there’s a good chance that there is a donor kidney available for me. Considering that it’s coming from interstate that means the donor is an excellent match.

    Good luck.
    Don’t agree if it’s from a fat lefty.

  225. JC

    Dude

    Good luck with it all.

  226. struth

    Either way, I look forward to mass blackballing of Trumpkins across the DC area. Hopefully they won’t be able to get a shoe shine or cup of joe in the whole district. Alinsky would be proud!

    Look forward to it as much as you like.
    New businesses will crop up to service the business they lose.

  227. Tom

    Either way, I look forward to mass blackballing of Trumpkins across the DC area. Hopefully they won’t be able to get a shoe shine or cup of joe in the whole district. Alinsky would be proud!

    Scratch a leftist and bingo — there’s a fascist Brown Shirt who hates democracy and freedom.

  228. Andreas

    Either way, I look forward to mass blackballing of Trumpkins across the DC area. Hopefully they won’t be able to get a shoe shine or cup of joe in the whole district. Alinsky would be proud!

    Yeah that will work out really well in November.

  229. H B Bear

    Graeoogs go molest a grey nurse shark or something. You’re embarrassing even yourself.

  230. struth

    Either way, I look forward to mass blackballing of Trumpkins across the DC area. Hopefully they won’t be able to get a shoe shine or cup of joe in the whole district. Alinsky would be proud!

    Maybe they should pass a Law banning Trump (peace be upon him) followers from using any business in DC?
    Would that make you happy, Monster?
    Maybe only the Jooish ones, hey.
    You know, they’re the real problem, aren’t they?

    Everyday, you’re proving yourself to be the NAZI totalitarian you lying fucking scum accuse everyone else of being.

  231. Sunday and a heartwarming story.

    28 y.o. saves enough money as a waiter (only job he could get in AU) goes to USA on work permit and works for tech company. (and invests wisely)
    32 y.o. and has $USD 5M in bank. and has a salary in excess of $USD200,000 p.a.

    Fsck off Australia.

    In the Trumble Antipodes, this is what happens to our best and brightest.

  232. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nemkat,
    If you’d read the letter from the CEO of Emmanuels (which was widely reported in the press and I posted here with link) you’d know the ship was unable to unload, for political reasons, in the intended order which would have meant the ship was only 40% capacity when the risk of high temps occur. The voyage suffered unforseen political interference.

    That’s my understanding, as well. The first port of call was changed from Kuwait to Qatar, for political reasons, and those sheep died as a result.

  233. Delta A

    All the best, classical_hero.

  234. Scratch a leftist and bingo — there’s a fascist Brown Shirt who hates democracy and freedom.

    Not at all Tom. Restaurants blackballing Trumpkins is just the free market expressing its will, unfettered by government regulation. So the opposite of what you said.

  235. Tom

    Yeah that will work out really well in November.

    There’s a tsunami coming — and it’s not the Blue Wave.

  236. Baldrick

    Good luck classical_hero, hope it’s a good match.

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