Open Forum: July 7, 2018

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  1. https://www.graydenforperth.net.au/

    I say he’s like a “Liberal for Forests”. Pretty dry but dripping wet on green issues.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I claim this thread in the name of Winston Churchill.

    He was “sitting on the throne” one morning, when a Parliamentary messenger knocked on the door, and said that the Lord Privy Seal, who Churchill detested, wanted to see him.

    “Tell the Lord Privy Seal” replied Churchill “that I an currently sealed to my privy, and can only deal with one sh#t at a time.”

  3. John Constantine

    The whole point of their left is to ensure that the human race dies out having never left planet earth.

    They say in public it is because femynsys inner space social justice programs are more deserving uses of money than male settler culture outer space programs, but truly, it is because nothing makes a lefty froth with rage more than a male dreaming of escaping a totalitarian dystopia worldwide socialist hellhole for the freedom of limitless space.

    Their left are defined by an unspeakable terror of ‘limitless’, their whole meaningless lives are dedicated to collective programs todefine the exact and utter limits of every area of every human being’s lives.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/recycling-senate-inquiry-recommends-all-single-use-plastics-be-banned

  4. None

    Could this be my first top 10 evah?

  5. Jimf

    I don’t get the fascination with top 10 all the time here.. By the way I think I’m number 10 so there is that.

  6. OneWorldGovernment

    One from the Don Surber blog.

    Media’s self-importance never dies

    An Associated Press photographer died. He was the fellow who took the picture of a fully armed paramilitary immigration enforcement officer taking a screaming child of six by force who was hiding with an adult in a closet, as the Clinton administration had no compunction about separating a Legal Immigrant from his family on American soil.

    The Associated Press ran a 749-word obituary on the photographer, Alan Diaz. It was an interesting story — AP hired him after he took the SWAT team-crying kid photo.

    But the story was a bit much, and a reminder of the media’s overblown sense of importance. The word iconic appeared four times.

    Which brings me back to a story I shared with readers three years ago about Melvin Garten, a real hero. His death brought no AP obituary because he never got a byline.

    I wrote this three years ago.

    Toby Harnden, the Times of London reporter who has covered war with the troops and United States politics with equanimity, tweeted on May 6, 2015: “Trumpeter, food blogger, actress, golfer get New York Times obits today, but this man has his death notice paid for by family.”

    The man whose family had to pay for his obituary was Melvin Garten, the most decorated and forgotten soldier at the time of his death.

    Let’s fix that.

    Heroes are born and made. Melvin Garten was born May 20, 1921 in New York City, where he became another smart Joowish boy attending City College of New York. Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, greatly altered his immediate plans. Upon graduation from CCNY, he joined the Army and became a paratrooper. He then married his girlfriend, Ruth Engelman of the Bronx, in November 1942. She was a war bride. Everyone said the marriage wouldn’t last, and they were right because the marriage ended on January 9, 2013 — the day she died.

    Melvin went off to the Pacific Theater of the war, where he participated in what can only be described as an audacious airborne raid of Los Banos in 1945, rescuing more than 2,000 U.S. and Allied civilians from a Japanese prison camp. He was a highly decorated soldier, earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, a Presidential Unit Citation and the Purple Heart with three Oak Leak Clusters for his wounds in battle. He was tough and handsome and courageous.

    Ruth stayed home. She was a neophyte in the art of homemaking, and with him fighting overseas, she didn’t get much chance to be a housewife. But Melvin eventually and luckily came home, and on October 29, 1946, she gave birth to the first of their two sons, Jeffrey. Four years later, son Allan followed.

    As would war. At dawn on Sunday, June 25, 1950, with the permission of Stalin, the North Koreans crossed the 38th parallel behind artillery fire. Melvin was back in combat. Captain Garten proved his mettle again as commander of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. President Eisenhower awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross.

    The citation reads: “Captain Garten distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near Surang-ni, Korea, on 30 October 1952. On that date, observing that assault elements of Companies F and G were pinned down by withering fire on a dominant hill feature, Captain Garten voluntarily proceeded alone up the rugged slope and, reaching the besieged troops, found that key personnel had been wounded and the unit was without command. Dominating the critical situation through sheer force of his heroic example, he rallied approximately eight men, assigned four light machine guns, distributed grenades and, employing the principle of fire and maneuver, stormed enemy trenches and bunkers with such tenacity that the foe was completely routed and the objective secured. Quickly readying defensive positions against imminent counterattack he directed and coordinated a holding action until reinforcements arrived. His inspirational leadership, unflinching courage under fire and valorous actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and are in keeping with the cherished traditions of the military service.”

    Back in the states, Ruth dealt with an infant and a toddler amid a crowd of wives of junior officers facing similar circumstances. They served as both mother and father, often moving to a new Army post with little if any help from their soldier husbands. In his 30 years in the service of our country, she made 30 moves — six of them overseas. This difficult life is an American tradition as old as our nationhood. Ruth learned a lot as an Army wife. Her sons and her husband appreciated it — as would the wives of the soldiers who later served under him.

    Having served at Luzon and Pork Chop Hill, Captain Garten came home and the family moved around. Ruth took care of her men.

    “I never even bought my own clothes,” Melvin told Mike Francis of the Oregonian a few months before her death. “I never went shopping. It was not a part of my life. As an Army wife, she took care of those things.”

    Her sons Jeffrey, an economist, and Allan, a federal prosecutor, said their father was in charge when he was home. But Jeffrey told the Oregonian: “She is definitely the glue that held the family together. Wherever she was, that was our home.”

    Their sons were in their teens when the Vietnam War erupted. Melvin earned his Combat Infantry Badge for the third time — perfect attendance as those men with that distinction of serving in those three wars called their service. The Army put him in command of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry in 1968 and he reinvigorated the unit, calling it the No Slack battalion. Just as he almost completed the turnaround, his jeep ran over a Vietcong mine, sending shrapnel to his leg and to his head. Another war, another Purple Heart, only this time it cost him his leg. The military sent him to Walter Reed to recuperate.

    Ruth went alone, shielding her sons from the news, as they were in college. She wanted to see how he was. Melvin was in horrible condition. His head wound was more serious than their sons realized. For nearly a year, he worked to recover from the explosion. Melvin wanted to stay on active duty as a one-legged paratrooper. She supported his decision. They had to appear before a medical board. Ruth told the Oregonian, “When I got there, they wanted to know only one thing. ‘Was he as difficult a man before was wounded as he is now?’ one board member asked. ‘No difference,’ I answered. And he passed.”

    His assignment was as post commander of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home of the Airborne and Special Operational Forces, a nod to his sterling and exemplary service under fire. Ruth relished the role of the post commander’s wife, visiting with the Army wives each day, for a talk and drinks. As the colonel’s wife, Ruth treated them as her daughters, dispensing advice and encouragement, one Army wife to another.

    The first part of their marriage was about to end. He retired as the most decorated man in the Army at the time with the Distinguished Service Cross, four Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, five Purple Hearts, two Legion of Merits, two Joint Service Commendations, a Combat Infantry Badge for each of three wars, and a Master Parachutist Badge with two combat jump stars. Melvin paid dearly for those awards, but so did Ruth. She was one of the few women to receive five telegrams over the years informing her that her husband was wounded in combat. And by few, I mean I do not know of another.

    But his retirement in Florida began three wonderful decades for them. Their children were grown and they had each other. She was still a Mom. When her eldest son Jeffrey married Ina Rosenberg, she knew nothing about cooking. Ruth got her a subscription to the Time-Life cookbook series, which sent a new book every month. This fascinated Ina. Today, Ina Rosenberg Garten is better known as the “Barefoot Countessa” on the cooking show that bears that name on the Food Network.

    In 2000, Ruth and Melvin moved to Oregon to live near Allan. Doctors diagnosed her as having Parkinson’s. Mike Francis interviewed Melvin and their sons 11 months before her death. Melvin said, “All these things she put up with. All the things she did for the family. She kept our lives going for 70 years. And she’s going downhill now.”

    Following her death on January 9, 2013, the family buried her in Arlington, where all our military heroes belong. He joined her there following his death on May 2, 2015.

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/07/medias-self-importance-never-dies.html

  7. stackja

    Dallas mum shoots carjacker. She got in passenger, carjacker was driving. He wouldn’t stop, she was worried about her kids. Story has carjacker tmugshot.

  8. stackja

    Sydney shooting, what is real story? Family Court?

  9. stackja

    ANU hacked. Not very civilised.

  10. Mark A

    Bit of military stuff, hopefully escapes the attention of the purists, at this time of night.

    Armored vehicles and tanks can be damaged by near hits a lot more than prev. thought.

  11. Tintarella di Luna

    Good morning gatti

  12. Makka

    Old thread….

    Cpt Seahawks
    #2756855, posted on July 7, 2018 at 2:49 am
    I am Ben Roberts-Smith.

    ????

  13. Mater

    Bit of military stuff, hopefully escapes the attention of the purists, at this time of night.

    I assume then that you don’t wish to have an informed discussion about it.

  14. BrettW

    Makka,
    Regarding Ben RS it is a reference to today’s article in The Age and suggests support for RS.

  15. Eyrie

    Top 30 I hope. Do you cats never sleep? Ours used to spend most of their time asleep.

  16. John Constantine

    Bit of weekend shearing today, the teams are busy out of season as high prices and dry winter speed up destocking.

    Caught up with a mate yesterday that got within a few grams a head of Victorian record lamb price recently, he is selling down his merino weather lambs now to free up the fodder they would have eaten, and the cash they make will pay for three acres of crop inputs next year.

    High prices create supply.

  17. woolfe

    And investment. High power prices destroy investment.

    Nearly Torch and pitchfork time.

  18. Eyrie

    woolfe: Don’t forget the boiled rope.

  19. Snoopy

    So it’s confirmed. The Family Court scores another four victims. Three fatal.

  20. Snoopy

    Fauxfacts

    VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith among subjects of defence investigation

    Not open for comments for some reason.

  21. johanna

    Gosh, Zippy, he’s not exactly Winston Churchill. His speaking style is calculated to bore one to sleep.

    The litany is nothing new. What is new is the proposed ‘solution’ – yet another Special Counsel. It is like every bureaucrat’s first instinct – we need more of the thing that has not worked so far.

    Nup.

    Meanwhile, I am still thinking about those kids stuck in a potential watery grave in Thailand. How scared and desperate they must be.

    I saw a map somewhere of the cave system, and the difficulty is obvious. They are a long way in, down low, through tiny tunnels, and the whole system is a huge drain when it rains. And it rains a lot there.

    Experts from all over the world are there, but there is no obvious solution, or they would have worked it out by now.

    Hey, Greenies! Gaia is a pitiless bitch.

  22. C.L.

    Australia’s most decorated soldier being investigated by veteran of the Knox Grammar School Cadet Unit, “Major-General” Paul Brereton. Fairfax – fed information from ADF homo headquarters – this morning declares Ian Roberts-Smith VC guilty of war crimes:

    Evidence gathered by Fairfax Media, including testimony of many SAS serving and former soldiers, supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour to investigate Mr Roberts-Smith.

  23. Shy Ted

    ANU hacked.
    By the Chinese. Who want to learn how communism is done properly.

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The litany is nothing new. What is new is the proposed ‘solution’ – yet another Special Counsel. It is like every bureaucrat’s first instinct – we need more of the thing that has not worked so far.

    The DOJ inspector general has serious limits, can’t interview anyone not currently employed by DOJ or FBI and can’t bring charges, can only refer them to DOJ to bring charges, like that was ever going to happen.

    A Special Counsel can do both. Seems the IG was just a a) stalling tactic b) attempt to whitewash the corruption and abuses of power. Congress must appoint an SG to get to the truth and bring charges.

  25. miltonf

    So is Tony Abbot still talking about crossing the floor?

  26. Ragu

    supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour to investigate Mr Roberts-Smith.

    What a dog act.

  27. Mater

    this morning declares Ian Roberts-Smith VC guilty of war crimes:

    I see what you did there, CL.
    Similar builds, but some distinct differences.

  28. nemkat

    Evidence gathered by Fairfax Media, including testimony of many SAS serving and former soldiers, supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour to investigate Mr Roberts-Smith.

    Not looking real flash, is it.

  29. rickw

    Not looking real flash, is it.

    Sure, when it gets boiled down, this group will reduced to one homo lesbian tea ladyboy at ADF homo HQ.

  30. Shy Ted

    I never thought I’d link to the Fist Dag on the Moan but the last line is so wonderful I just have to. Tasmania is awful. Do not come here. The cartoon is carp of course but think of the leftie suffering!

  31. nemkat

    Could be, but this: … including testimony of many SAS serving and former soldiers, supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour … tends to indicate there are issues that need to be addressed.

  32. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Thanks Zippy.

    Things really starting to gather momentum.
    A special council is what is required in this situation.
    What is the alternative if it isn’t bureaucratic?
    Maybe they should hand the whole thing over to the Osark’s Ladies Quilting Group?
    Maybe Johanna can tell us, if it’s what she deems we should be discussing

  33. md

    American woman at Danish university loses it when student wears MAGA cap.

    It seems the Left can’t even articulate why they are so angry. But we know that the answer lies within – but it takes a smart and brave person to be that honest with themselves.

    Meanwhile, here’s more of the handiwork of that nasty ol’ racist Donald Trump:
    Black Unemployment Rate Hits All-Time Low
    Hispanic Unemployment Rate Sinks to All-Time Low in June

  34. Ubique

    Tens of thousands of cars are burned each year in France by Muslim “youths”. Not a single New Year’s Eve goes by without a thousand cars being torched. It’s barely reported. We know why.

  35. candy

    How does a publishing company like Fairfax gather “evidence”?

    I thought only police did that.

  36. Mater

    I never thought I’d link to the Fist Dag on the Moan but the last line is so wonderful I just have to.

    I just love that the dying pademelon was wrapped up in a Western Bulldogs AFLW picnic blanket.
    Such an important (read: virtue signaling) detail.

  37. md

    Shy Ted
    #2756887, posted on July 7, 2018 at 8:05 am
    ANU hacked.
    By the Chinese. Who want to learn how communism is done properly.

    Very droll, Shy Ted. But I suspect the Chinese government is trying to learn why so many people in the West hate their own countries – and hate them with a vengeance.

  38. woolfe

    Direct quote from their Bill talking to a lunch at Devonport (yea i have no idea where it is either)

    “If some Liberal business people would rather listen to their Liberal leader than the Labor leader”

    Campaign add already written. But no Snoozy Malcolm wont use it.

    Stupid.Fing.Liberals

  39. johanna

    Settle down St Ruth.

    My point is simple – the Special Counsel is not working, so let’s appoint another one. And, if that doesn’t work, let’s appoint another one, right? Let’s just keep spending millions and millions and dragging things out.

    It’s just a lawyerfest.

    The key issues here are political, not legal. Allowing lawyers to take it over is a guaranteed way to make sure that their gravy trains do not come home before most of us are dead and buried. Meanwhile, a cloud hangs over the Trump administration.

    Really, the way to fix problems created by X is to appoint another X? How about getting down to the nuts and bolts of the original problem?

    Sheesh.

  40. Shy Ted

    An academic studying penis size and self-esteem received endless puerile messages. But for many men, it’s no joke

    And from the comments –

    This is why we have the likes of Trump, Putin, Abbott and their ilk carrying on like pork chops. They are massively over-compensating for their personal shortcomings.
    Given that Jordan Peterson is an utter utter bellend, i think its appropriate.
    This is why the city of London is covered in ever taller erections — they keep commissioning architects with ever smaller penises.
    And so on

  41. struth

    Suggestions, Johanna?

    Did you read Zippy’s reply to you?

  42. candy

    But I suspect the Chinese government is trying to learn why so many people in the West hate their own countries – and hate them with a vengeance.

    That makes sense. It must be puzzling to them, to see D. Trump and his values on the one hand, and Australia’s ANU rejecting Western civilisation, Australia in the past being seen more aligned with the US. Would they think ANU, a prestigious university, is a sign of the future in Australia.

  43. Shy Ted

    The ABC has shelved its consumer affairs program The Checkout and the producers say the broadcaster has cited budget cuts and high production costs as the reasons.
    I thought this was about managing your budget. Ironing only the GayBC could do.

  44. C.L.

    We can safely call total bullshit about Fairfax having spoken to “many” SAS soldiers currently in the regiment who are eager to indict Ben Roberts-Smith. The addition of the word “former” in the sentence “many SAS serving and former soldiers,” is a prose trick. Fairfax is saying they have spoken to many wash-outs and has-beens … and two cooks currently associated with the SAS.

    As I’ve said before, this is driven by two things: visceral jealousy amongst Army and ADF leaders who have never served in combat, war or a forward area of any kind. Already forced into the girls’ play-pen by feminists, they are boy scouts compared to the still young warriors of the SAS who have fought Australia’s longest ever war in Afghanistan. Second, commandos are the only remaining deployable soldiers. Accordingly, they have maintained a ruthless, masculine esprit de corps. The cross-dressers, angry feminists, homosexual lobbyists and isolationists (who support the enemy – and always have) want the SAS humiliated, emasculated and dragged down to girly Australian Army standards.

  45. johanna

    The Hungarians are learning from Trump. They have just awarded a high honour to the French ambassador who supported them about border security, and was then sacked by Macron:

    Outgoing Ambassador of France to Hungary Éric Fournier has been awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit after he was removed from his position by Emmanuel Macron for praising Viktor Orbán’s migrant policies.

    Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó handed the high state award to Ambassador Fournier at a ceremony on Friday for serving his post “in a period that was perhaps the most intensive in the global politics of recent decades”.

    “Old alliances have been dissolved and new ones have been forged, and it is realistic to expect the processes of the upcoming years to be no less deep,” Mr Szijjártó stated.

    The decoration was bestowed on Ambassador Fournier by President János Áder in acknowledgement of his activities relating to the development of Hungarian-French relations.

    Nice piece of trolling by the Hungarians. Warning – do not play bridge against Hungarians, especially for money. You will end up sleeping in your car, if you still have it.

  46. Farmer Gez

    I never thought I’d link to the Fist Dag on the Moan but the last line is so wonderful I just have to. Tasmania is awful. Do not come here. The cartoon is carp of course but think of the leftie suffering!

    Just remember that this moaning failure and his ilk would happily jail the likes of myself for culling Roos. They wouldn’t give two hoots for my joeys left at home without a Dad.

  47. struth

    Surprise.
    House prices are falling and have been for 9 months .
    Even with the population Ponzi scheme, socialism is still winning in the destruction of Australia and the population Ponzi scheme only slowing down the housing bubble burst to a noisy “raspberry” as it flies out the window.

  48. C.L.

    I note again that weasel John Howard hasn’t made a peep about the slandering of the SAS, the men he dispatched to war – and in many cases, to death.

    George W. Bush, for all his faults, would never have stood for anything like this.
    He still has the backs of his former charges.
    Not Howard, though.

  49. johanna

    struth
    #2756912, posted on July 7, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Suggestions, Johanna?

    Did you read Zippy’s reply to you?

    Of course I did.

    The solution is political, e.g. open hearings in Congress where the players are interrogated under oath. And, that is what is going to happen.

    This belief that some benevolent genius in the form of a Special Counsel is going to solve anything is nonsense. It’s, like, oh Daddy, please make it all go away. Valley Girl logic.

  50. C.L.

    The Hungarians are learning from Trump. They have just awarded a high honour to the French ambassador who supported them about border security

    Great stuff.

  51. Ragu

    Outgoing Ambassador of France to Hungary Éric Fournier has been awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit after he was removed from his position by Emmanuel Macron for praising Viktor Orbán’s migrant policies.

    Top quality trolling. It would be perfect if they also awarded Eric a small estate with 5 acres of vineyard.

  52. struth

    Where do they get the unbiased , uncorrupted and formally hidden information to ask the right questions until the offenders aren’t charged with investigating themselves?

  53. Gary

    Mater

    #2756748, posted on July 6, 2018 at 10:03 pm
    Is such violence acceptable?
    No, but at a macro level, without violence (or the threat thereof), there would be precious little safety for anyone.
    The answer is not to de-program men, rather we should nurture their protective instincts to appropriately direct their natural tendencies.

    That progress ended in the early 80’s when it was decided to amalgamate the stereo typical male/female of overt aggression with hyper emotion that created the modern left.

  54. Twostix

    supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour

    Lol.

    “What we have is a very serious concrete rumour about a belief of an inkling….”

  55. Dr Faustus

    Waleed Aly on the point we are missing about bag ban

    AS DEBATE rages over the plastic bag ban, The Project’s Waleed Aly has pointed out one thing people have missed about the move.

    The academic and journalist has argued that introducing the new bags isn’t about paying for reusable ones, but forcing customers to stop using plastic altogether to avoid the charge.

    Keep up.
    Colesworth have already told us that’s exactly what all their customers want.

  56. md

    C.L.
    #2756922, posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:12 am
    I note again that weasel John Howard hasn’t made a peep about the slandering of the SAS, the men he dispatched to war – and in many cases, to death.

    And let’s never forget that it was a leftist Liberal government that signed us up to the Rome Statute, which means that whenever an Australian trooper has to pull the trigger he will have to live in fear from then on that some commie will go after him with a trumped up accusation.

    Note that in the above article you might care to do some transposition of terms, making ‘moderates’ read as ‘leftists’ and ‘hardline right-wingers’ read as ‘mainstream centrists’.

  57. johanna

    House prices are falling and have been for 9 months .

    FFS, can we please stop treating the Australian housing market as an undifferentiated blob?

    House prices fell in some places and rose in others. There is no such thing as ‘the Australian housing market.’

    Like the Little Reef that Could, doomsayers have been predicting catastrophe and collapse for decades. Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t happened. Like the Little Reef, now and then little bits of it get damaged. Then they recover.

    Ten or fifteen years ago, Perth was booming and Hobart was in the doldrums. Today, the reverse is true.

    I just wish that our resident doomsayers would promise to run down Martin Place naked if they were proved wrong, as one of their ilk did.

    On second thoughts, considering their age and decrepitude, probably not. 🙂

  58. Mater

    That progress ended in the early 80’s when it was decided to amalgamate the stereo typical male/female of overt aggression with hyper emotion that created the modern left.

    Yes. To do so would be to put the sword to some sacred lambs.

  59. C.L.

    More than £25,000 has been raised for a Sadiq Khan baby blimp.
    Since I read about this last night, a further £15,000 has poured in.
    Organisers now have a stretch project in mind as well:

    New stretch target
    All extras go into a new project of flying a pro brexit balloon over London!!

    At Crowdfunder.

  60. Twostix

    The bugman has hated roberts-smith being given a position they see as unearned. They can’t wait to get rid of him he is wrecking their picture perfect establishment.

  61. Baldrick

    The bio of the man investigating war hero and Victoria Cross recipient Ben Robert-Smith …

    The Honourable Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton
    He enlisted in the Army Reserve in Sydney University Regiment in 1975, and was commissioned in the Royal Australian Infantry in 1979. He has served as Second-in-command Sydney University Regiment (1994-6), Commanding Officer 4th/3rd Battalion, the Royal New South Wales Regiment (1997-99), Chief of Staff 5th Brigade (2004-5), Assistant Chief of Staff Land Headquarters (2006-7), and Commander 5th Brigade (2008-10). He was promoted Major General In December 2010 on appointment to his current posting as Head, Cadet Reserve and Employer Support Division.

    … has never faced an angry combatant or fired a single shot in anger.

  62. Yep, and in a way they were reasonable in their estimates. Only crooked could lose an “erection” with 3 million more votes.

    Don’t believe that number for one moment. There is a reason Dem complaints about the electoral college went quite amd that is because any investigation would have uncovered massive voter fraud.

  63. C.L.

    Yes, that’s right.
    The man investigating this country’s most decorated soldier is a phony “Major-General” (LOL) who is a veteran of the Knox Grammar Cadet Unit.
    That’s where Australia is now.

  64. struth

    Do you reckon there is a thing called the Venezuelan housing Market, Johanna?
    I’m sure there are some very small pockets of wealthy guarded enclaves there as well.

    What is making House prices in Hobart rise, Johanna?

    Overall the big picture is a downward trend which those that can escape the higher priced areas to lower ones to retire etc.
    That can hold prices up in once lower priced areas, but overall, we are going down.

    Down, down down with prices, like a Coles advert.
    To quote Elvis, way down like a tidal wave.
    Way on down.

  65. Ubique

    If the plastic bag ban was about using less plastic, then Coles and Woolworths would have refused to stock single use plastic bin liners. Not a chance. Sales of these are about to go through the roof.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He was promoted Major General In December 2010 on appointment to his current posting as Head, Cadet Reserve and Employer Support Division.

    Why does Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Ruler of the Queens Navee” spring to mind?

  67. will

    Shy Ted
    #2756887, posted on July 7, 2018 at 8:05 am
    ANU hacked.
    By the Chinese. Who want to learn how communism is done properly.

    The secret is to use other people’s money.

  68. cohenite

    The Honourable Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton

    Le Gay. Says it all really. Have you seen a photo of the wanker? Le Gay. Fuck me dead. This country has a dead and rotting head.

  69. nemkat

    If soldiers can get away with murdering poor dumb bastard civilians in Afghanistan, they can get away with doing te same to poor dumb bastard civilians in Australia.

    To a psychopath, a kill is a kill, no matter the victim’s occupation, religion, mode of dress, whatever.
    It’s to the Government’s credit that a Supreme Court Judge has been appointed to get to the truth.

    Some here would prefer to see our house cleaning done at The Hague, rather than in Sydney.

  70. mh

    Plastic bags – It has been highlighted that Aldi has always charged for their bags, therefore Colesworth should avoid criticism. However, Aldi has a different retail model which is based on keeping costs down to the minimum so that the savings are passed on to the consumer. No frills. The Aldi set up is designed for the public to drive there, fill up the shopping cart, place the goods back in the cart as the checkout chick scans them, and get back quickly and easily to the car. Aldi does not even have shopping baskets – my local Aldi doesn’t anyhow.

  71. struth

    To a psychopath, a kill is a kill,

    One of the lowest remarks a troll has ever said on this blog, while sitting in safety granted to him by the sacrifice of who he terms as psychopaths.

    This is a political witch hunt.
    That is all.

  72. johanna

    For those wanting a good perspective on where the Congressional investigations are at, here’s Trey Gowdy in full flight.

    Gowdy is an erratic performer, and his continual changes of hair and facial hair style give one pause. But, on his day, he is sensational. Volcanic. Epic.

    Also, he has willingly resigned from a job that most members cling to with a death grip, because he hates commuting and being away from his family.

    Still, I’d be surprised if that is the last we hear of him.

  73. Geriatric Mayfly


    Antelope sends honey badger flying in epic fight

    As there is a Honey Badger Support Group here at the Cat, the pics. at the Fox News site will be of particular interest. Warning: Sharp objects, violence and aggression.

  74. Gary

    Poor nemkat still thinks occasionally throwing out red meat will get his other dribble taken seriously.

  75. 132andBush

    He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2005, where he is assigned to the Equity Division

    The “Equity Division “, you couldn’t get more Orwellian.

    Ben RS: Charged enemy and engaged at point blank range while under fire.

    Brereton: “Equity Division”

  76. cohenite

    One of the lowest remarks a troll has ever said on this blog, while sitting in safety granted to him by the sacrifice of who he terms as psychopaths.

    I agree.

    And don’t forget Lt Colonel Dubsky and what that bastard morrison did to him. How can the ADF survive creatures like morrison and this latest cross eyed wretch.

  77. OldOzzie

    Bill Shorten spells it out: businesspeople are for Labor or an enemy – Grace Collier

    A telling moment this week, extremely brief, but concerning enough. Perhaps you won’t quite see it, but for me it was as clarifying as Mark Latham’s aggressive handshake with John Howard back in 2004.

    To many, an aside made by Bill Shorten on Wednesday may have seemed peculiar but harmless. After news broke that a Tasmanian business lunch featuring the Opposition Leader was going to be poorly attended, Shorten said: “If some Liberal businesspeople would rather listen to their Liberal leader than the Labor leader, I don’t take it personally.”

    There were 80 luncheon tickets for sale, you see, and only 30 had been sold. And so, in anticipation of an embarrassing moment, the prime minister-in-waiting showed himself displeased.

    It was more than a glib aside or a snide throwaway line directed only at the Devonport business locals who didn’t buy tickets to the event. Shorten’s remark should be taken as a carefully considered and targeted threat to all businesspeople in the country.

    Further, the comment reveals what we business types would be subject to under Labor. We would be serfs under the rule of the political equivalent of the “jealous and vengeful God” you sometimes hear about from overzealous Christians.

    To understand, one must first appreciate the mindset of the typical Labor/union operative; and this is neither criticism nor praise but simply observations of union culture, gleaned from spending more than a decade working as an official within three unions.

    In the Labor/union world every person one comes across is only one of two things: a firm friend or an enemy. Anyone who appears neutral is still regarded as an enemy because they are merely an enemy-in-waiting.

    The motto is, if you’re not with us, and we don’t have hard evidence of this right now, then you’re against us and with them.

    The way these people think is this: you are on our side, the side of unions and Labor, or you are on the dark side, the side of the bosses, the Liberals.

    We are on the side of good and everyone who is not on the side of good with us is on the side of evil, and we must destroy evil before it destroys us.

    And so for those who won’t come into the friendship circle, who won’t have “a relationship”, who won’t do what they’re told or who won’t meekly come to heel, conflict is initiated against them.

    Then the colour and movement of the battle feeds the anarchists, the hatred satiates the angry, dysfunctional and disordered, and the prize, being power, is drunk by the narcissists, the war lords and the tyrants.

    Shorten classifies all businesspeople in the Devonport area who haven’t bought tickets to his event as “Liberal businesspeople”. He is therefore saying, you people who haven’t bought tickets to my event are not my friends so therefore you are friends of the Liberals and my enemies.

    Notice Shorten referred to “their Liberal leader”, not “the Liberal leader”. To Shorten, if you are not with him in the friendship circle, getting greased up and ready, ticket to lunch in hand, eagerly anticipating the benefits of a “relationship” with Labor and the unions, then you are against him, and if you are against him then look out.

    Of course, it doesn’t occur to Shorten that the vast majority of business owners are too busy and possibly don’t even know the stupid lunch is on.

    The vast majority of people are not interested in politics, and businesspeople, in particular, are both not interested and time poor. And, yes, likely, some don’t feel inclined to spend their hard-earned money on lunch with a man who is going to put their taxes up.

    However, Shorten thinks that all those business owners who didn’t come to his event are classified now as part of the Liberal Party, which is why he refers to Malcolm Turnbull as “their” leader. And it follows, then, that these enemies of Shorten definitely do not deserve tax relief or any other help. In fact, the opposite, so people should anticipate, then, that if the government falls to Labor that a line will be drawn in the sand, choices will have to be made about whose side you are on, and for those who fail to make the right choice, punishment will be meted out.

    One of the most depressing things I learned from my time in the labour movement is this: the union movement is a hotbed of hatred. People within an individual union hate each other, then as a union they hate all the other unions, and in their ALP activism they hate all the people in their faction only marginally less than all the people in the other factions.

    Then, if the union movement is a hotbed of hatred, the ALP is the mutual hate society, and the only thing all of these haters have in common is that they hate the bosses, the Tories, the Liberals and their stooges slightly more than they hate each other.

    And this week, the present king of this gargantuan, putrid heap of steaming hatred just revealed himself for what he really is.

  78. supports these soldiers’ belief that there are sufficient grounds beyond rumour

    Where’s the fucking evidence?

    GO!!!

  79. nemkat

    One of the lowest remarks a troll has ever said on this blog, while sitting in safety granted to him by the sacrifice of who he terms as psychopaths.

    You said yesterday that you ”felt like shooting someone.”
    If blogs are ever regulated and licenced, that comment, along with hundreds of similarly stupid things you’ve said, is likely to be revisited.

    The idea that an Australian Citizen’s safety in Australia is granted to them by the Australian Defence Force on the condition that they don’t ask any questions about their activities in Afghanistan is just ludicrous.

  80. C.L.

    Breaking: British divers will lead boys out.

    Interesting map of situation at that link.

  81. struth

    You said yesterday that you ”felt like shooting someone

    And I know who.

  82. RobK

    Nemkat,
    To a psychopath…….

    Your comment regarding elite soldiers is showing your complete lack of understanding and knowledge of so many areas of human endevours it is not possible to take anything you say seriously. Your comment only proves how genuine endevours can be contorted by ignorance.

  83. 132andBush
    #2756952, posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Equity means things like trusts, succession and commercial injunctions.

    It has its roots in the church and as an appeal to the King and indirectly to the Chancellor, being separate from “the law” proper.

    Le Gay might be a bugman, but equity and the commercial division probably marks him out as a very competent lawyer. This is where everyone really wants to practice.

  84. johanna

    struth
    #2756939, posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Do you reckon there is a thing called the Venezuelan housing Market, Johanna?
    I’m sure there are some very small pockets of wealthy guarded enclaves there as well.

    What is making House prices in Hobart rise, Johanna?

    Overall the big picture is a downward trend which those that can escape the higher priced areas to lower ones to retire etc.
    That can hold prices up in once lower priced areas, but overall, we are going down.

    Down, down down with prices, like a Coles advert.
    To quote Elvis, way down like a tidal wave.
    Way on down.

    I have no idea what this jumble of assertions (some internally contradictory) means.

    There is a group of people who hate rising real estate prices with a passion, and have been predicting The Great Housing Collapse, for decades. They can’t wait for millions of people to have their wealth trashed.

    It is a religious thing, they regard it as evil. The quicker ordinary people with mortgages are driven into bankruptcy, the happier they will be, because it proves that they are right. That’s the most important thing.

    Sorry, dickhead, but in my corner of the world, the shack has gone up in value. As have other people’s shacks in other places. Not Sydney, but believe it or not, it’s a big country out there.

  85. C.L.

    Where’s the fucking evidence?

    We don’t know and we never will.
    “Major-General” Paul le Gay Brereton (Knox Grammar-and-Bar) will conduct the entire proceeding in secret. War expert Marise Payne will determine what to do with the report.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    And don’t forget Lt Colonel Dubsky and what that bastard morrison did to him. How can the ADF survive creatures like morrison and this latest cross eyed wretch.

    No coincidence in my view.
    Just before and just after the ADF were forced to admit that Morrison Minor stitched up Dubsky, we get a flurry of leaks about “war crimes”.

  87. struth

    The idea that an Australian Citizen’s safety in Australia is granted to them by the Australian Defence Force on the condition that they don’t ask any questions about their activities in Afghanistan is just ludicrous.

    The idea that you have already past judgement on them, and their actions in the theatre of war, from the safety of your dingy basement and stained armchair, by calling them psychos, is very telling.

  88. mh

    GERMANY: MIGRANT DECAPITATES BABY, GOVERNMENT TRIES TO COVER IT UP

    Authorities in Germany tried to cover-up the brutal murder of a German woman and a 1-year-old baby girl in Hamburg by an illegal immigrant from Niger by raiding the apartment of the man who posted a video of the incident online….

    https://www.infowars.com/germany-migrant-decapitates-baby-government-tries-to-cover-it-up/

  89. That’s right.

    I forgot the chief of the army walked around like chief wiggum in high heels like a parody of J Edgar Hoover to “help” women.

    Sure. By embarrassing yourself like that, Women’s Respect went up 2D6+4 and r-pes went down by 1D4+1 per turn.

    Real life is like a game you see…just like tabletop gaming.

    Would hate to see this idiot manage the army left alone ADF during a full-blown war with just about every unit deployed in combat.

  90. H B Bear

    I never thought I’d link to the Fist Dag on the Moan but the last line is so wonderful I just have to.

    Some excellent product placements for teh J3wish vanity press too. Although using Teh Saturday Paper to line your car boot may result in smug oozing into the carpet.

  91. OldOzzie

    Tony Abbott was right on the money in calling for a Paris exit – Graham Lloyd

    When Tony Abbott spoke out about the nation’s future in the Paris Agreement this week, a little-known Australian expert was raising the alarm on what might be a far more pressing issue for the future of the global climate pact.

    It was the former prime minister who captured headlines with a speech to the Australian Environment Foundation that questioned the wisdom of Australia persevering with the non-binding treaty in the absence of the US.

    His speech reopened discussion about the potential impact of climate change and the economic wisdom of trying to do something about it in the ways that have been proposed.

    Domestically, Abbott’s speech has played into fierce politicking over the national energy guarantee and whether it will be capable of bringing rocketing electricity prices back under control and providing future security for big energy-using businesses.

    A more significant indicator of Paris Agreement troubles came at the end of a four-day meeting in Songdo, South Korea, this week, when Australian finance expert Howard Bamsey suddenly quit as head of a climate fund that oversees a multi-billion-dollar kitty that is a crucial part of the Paris deal.

    The fund now has only $US8 billion ($10.8bn) — having shrunk by $US2bn when Donald Trump pulled the US. It is supposed to grow to an ever-increasing $US100bn a year from 2020. Without the fund, there would be no support for the Paris Agreement from developing nations, which argue the West was responsible for causing the climate change problem and should pay compensation and to fix it.

    For the same reason, less-developed countries, including China and India, will be allowed to continue increasing their greenhouse gas emissions into the future while the US, the EU, Australia and others must pledge to cut theirs to meet a global target of a no more than 2C temperature rise from the start of the Industrial Revolution.

    Exactly why Bamsey quit “for pressing personal reasons” after the Songdo meeting has not been made clear. But a statement issued by the Green Climate Fund in Oslo says it has been a “very difficult and disappointing meeting”. GCF chairman Lennart Baage says there have been “difficult discussions between board members”.

    In the end, the meeting failed to add any new projects to the 76 worth $US3.7bn already under way. This is an ominous development for what is a crucial meeting of the UN’s conference of parties on climate change due in Poland in December this year.

    The Polish conference of parties is supposed to finalise the rules governing how countries will develop, implement and police their promises to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the future.

    The Paris Agreement is notable in that, unlike the Kyoto Protocol, it covers both developed and developing nations. To get there, it was necessary to have a hybrid system that made it a legal requirement for signatories to set a target — but it is not legally binding for them to meet it. It is in essence a voluntary scheme that relies on peer pressure.

    Negotiating the rules that will cover the process has been difficult enough. Without significant progress on financing from rich nations to the poor, there is little prospect of success at the Polish talkfest.

    The Green Climate Fund conundrum is a stark indicator of the problems that Trump’s decision to pull the US from the Paris deal has caused.

    With the US out, the GCF shrank immediately by $US2bn — almost 20 per cent — and the task of increasing it to $US100bn a year became exponentially more difficult. This is one of the realities that explains the warning issued by Abbott that Australia would never have entered the Paris Agreement without US involvement.

    Debate following Abbott’s speech has turned on whether Australia’s targets are binding and whether the Abbott government was misled or knew what it was doing.

    The crucial act, however, was not the Abbott government’s decision to sign on to Paris but the Turnbull government’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement within days of Trump being elected, despite knowing Trump intended to pull the US out of the deal.

    Australia, along with the US, was a signatory to Kyoto but both did not ratify it. It was a decision that plagued the Howard government, providing an easy international moment for Kevin Rudd, who ratified Kyoto to rapturous applause at a UN conference in Bali in 2007.

    Two years later, the prospect of a global agreement bringing in developed and developing nations crashed to earth in Copenhagen, and Kyoto signatories including Japan and Canada chose to withdraw rather than pay stiff financial penalties for missing their Kyoto targets.

    There is a realistic chance that this year’s conference in Poland will not be able to sign off on the rules under which nations must announce and report their Paris targets. There is near certainty that pledges will not be sufficient to meet the Paris target of 2C, let alone the more aspirational one of 1.5C.

    The Paris accord allows for a rolling five-year process in which signatories are supposed to lift their ambition. But a report by European non-government organisations found all EU countries were missing the Paris targets, leading to claims this had been a New Year’s resolution that was made to be broken. Germany has said it will miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.

    “It’s painful for me to have to tell you that we will miss the targets we’ve set for ourselves for 2020,” German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told delegates from more than 30 governments who had gathered in Berlin to prepare for the December summit in Katowice, Poland.

    The US has reduced its CO2 emissions since 2007 by about 700 million tonnes a year, roughly equal to Germany’s total annual output, thanks to the switch from coal to shale gas.

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop declared this week: “Australia plays by the rules — if we sign an agreement, we stick to the agreement.”

    Abbott’s point is that Australia binding itself to targets when other countries may not meet their own is an act of economic sabotage.

    “Our 2015 target, after all, was set on the basis that the agreement would be ‘applicable to all … parties’,” Abbott says.

    “Absent the US, my government would not have signed up to the Paris treaty, certainly not with the present target. Yet as long as we remain in the Paris Agreement — which is about reducing emissions, not building prosperity — all policy touching on emissions will be about their reduction, not our wellbeing. It’s the emissions ­obsession that’s at the heart of our power crisis, and it’s this that has to end.”

    He says Australia is responsible for only 1.3 per cent of global emissions and nothing it can do will make any difference to the global climate.

    Of global emissions, China is responsible for 28 per cent, the US 15 per cent, Europe 11 per cent and India 7 per cent. Of the four biggest emitters, China and India have made no Paris commitment to reduce their total emissions and the US has pulled out.

    “It would be the height of folly to suppress living standards, shrink industries and drive jobs offshore for a moral gesture,” Abbott says.

    A Newspoll survey last year found most voters were open to the idea of pulling out of the Paris deal. But as the important Katowice meeting draws near, efforts are stepping up to highlight the issue of climate change and the urgent need to act. Poland, a big coal producer and user with a poor track record on climate action, is hoping to steer its meeting towards land use as a solution.

    This is an area where Australia has a significant interest. Debate has begun on how the agriculture sector will do its share of cutting emissions by the target of 26 per cent to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Lobby groups have set the target on land clearing and cattle farming where there is fierce debate over whether properly managed grass-fed herds have a positive or negative effect.

    Australia’s National Soils Advocate Michael Jeffery says suggestions that millions of animals will have to be culled from Australian farms ignores the potential of healthy soil to absorb carbon.

    “Our research shows that well-managed, productive and resilient paddocks, with sufficient time for resting, can increase the carbon levels in our soils,” Jeffery says. “Reducing our livestock numbers because they emit methane would have severe economic implications for Australian agriculture and the industries that depend on it, and for no good reason.”

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meanwhile, is preparing a special report on global warming of 1.5C for release ahead of Poland. Draft copies have been leaked, much to the public displeasure of the IPCC, which says it is only a draft. Still, the tone is clear. The summary for policymakers says all available 1.5C pathways include three broad approaches.

    “This first is lowering energy demand in buildings, industry and transport and demand for agricultural products,” it says. “The second is lowering emissions from energy supply, land use and agriculture through, for example, the deployment of low carbon energy technologies. The third is through removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”

    The draft report is littered with references to sustainable development objectives, poverty alleviation and equity. But at the heart of the climate change response remains a fundamental ideological dilemma: whether compulsion and state intervention or technology and market forces will provide the best solution.

    Last month green groups were thrown out of court in California when they tried to make oil companies responsible for climate impacts. A Clinton-appointed Federal District Court judge in San Francisco, William Alsup, said evaluating blame for warming impacts was a political issue and not one for the courts to decide. Accepting the science behind global warming, Alsup said the issues raised were worldwide, just as the benefits of fossil fuels are worldwide.

    “The problem deserves a solution on a more vast scale than can be supplied by a district judge or jury in a public nuisance case,” he said.

    The big hope is that a solution is taking shape away from the politicking and public gaze.

    A highlight of Paris was not so much the agreement but the gathering of the world’s deepest pockets, led by Bill Gates, to search for technological solutions including nuclear and carbon capture.

    The cold fact is few people really want to pay to save the world. But there are still plenty who want to make money from trying to make it happen.

  92. Rossini

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2756851, posted on July 7, 2018 at 1:44 am
    Thanks for the post, a good read and an impressive family.

  93. md

    nemkat
    #2756944, posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Some here would prefer to see our house cleaning done at The Hague, rather than in Sydney.

    To repeat and expand on my earlier point (#2756930, posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:21 am), the question as to where it is investigated is irrelevant, because Australia (thanks to a Liberal government) has become a party to the statute of the International Criminal Court, which allows any commie anywhere with an axe to grind to make trumped-up accusations against, for example, Australian soldiers, and that could lead to Australia being obliged to investigate the matter. Military tribunals have dealt with such matters for centuries. Now, thanks to a pretend-conservative government, every time an Australian trooper goes into a conflict they will never know what consequences they may face in the future, and if they have to second-guess every time they are about to pull the trigger …

    It means that any angry commie anywhere can make trumped-up accusations out of pure vindictiveness, and, as is always the case with these things, although they may go nowhere, the process is the punishment.

  94. OldOzzie

    Birmingham’s bungle stretches friendship with Turnbull – – John Ferguson

    Malcolm Turnbull must accept his Education Minister has engineered an incompetent political and policy strategy on schools funding.

    Simon Birmingham’s response to the Chaney review yesterday was to suggest there was little of significance in the report, which involved only technical changes to “one element of the formula’’.

    Ignore the rhetoric. The changes are profound and will affect hundreds of thousands of children and parents. Maybe more.

    The Chaney review confirms that Birmingham not only got it wrong but that every warning he ignored from the Catholic sector was driven by ignorance, malice, incompetence or stubbornness.

    Birmingham’s strategy has been to pretend that the Catholic sector’s claims were wrong or meaningless.

    He has vilified the head of Catholic education in Victoria, Stephen Elder, for having the temerity to point out the inequities in the funding model.

    If it weren’t for Elder’s resilience, this issue would have been buried by the government, profiting from the church’s generally weakened state.

    Instead, the Chaney review reads like a Catholic press release, pointing out problems with existing socio-economic status scores, which are biased against Catholic families. Indeed, they are biased against low-fee-paying independent schools as well. Lots of them.

    But it was only Elder who banged away daily on the mistakes made by Birmingham.

    Never forget that Elder and his chief number cruncher warned the government weeks before Gonski 2.0 was delivered that its socio-economic status formula was a dog. Birmingham’s office knew it was and, presumably, so did the most senior bureaucrats around him.

    Yet he forged on, his closest political supporters backed him and they now all look stupid.

    Alarmingly for the Prime Minister, this is far from over.

    Birmingham, a rolled gold backer of Turnbull, has received the rolled gold backing of the Prime Minister in return.

    But for how long?

  95. nemkat

    Your comment regarding elite soldiers is showing your complete lack of understanding and knowledge of so many areas of human endevours it is not possible to take anything you say seriously. Your comment only proves how genuine endevours can be contorted by ignorance.

    RobK: What if the allegations are true?
    One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.
    Apart from the Murder, what about the psychological damage to the Trooper who pulled the trigger.
    How would he ever get over that?
    Who could seriously say that this was okay, apart from a psychopath?

  96. rickw

    Shy Ted
    #2756887, posted on July 7, 2018 at 8:05 am
    ANU hacked.
    By the Chinese. Who want to learn how communism is done properly.

    I notice our Prime Moron will comment on a shooting, but gives State Sanctioned hacking by Communist China a wide berth.

  97. I dunno. Maybe we should make Morrison liaise with the Jundis. I’ve heard they like boys on the downlow and paint their rifles pink with rainbows and sit on each other laps during meetings with the ADF and US.

    He mightn’t be into it but his faux pretentious transvestism would be a conversation starter.

    “Hey Aussie, stop mocking us…”

  98. struth

    There is a group of people who hate rising real estate prices with a passion, and have been predicting The Great Housing Collapse, for decades. They can’t wait for millions of people to have their wealth trashed.

    Female emotional bullshit.

    Sorry, dickhead, but in my corner of the world, the shack has gone up in value. As have other people’s shacks in other places. Not Sydney, but believe it or not, it’s a big country out there.

    We live in a big government socialist shithole and you tell me the prices are going up around Canberra and adjoining areas.
    Quell surprise.
    You insulated half wit.
    From that emotional outburst I’d say you have some skin in the game and don’t want to hear the truth.
    Stick your hands over your ears and La la lalalaalalalalalalala….do what you like.
    I own a home too.
    You really have become sad lately.
    Abusing people other than socks and trolls.
    It’s terrible to see.
    I at one time liked your observations but now you’re just snarky.
    Calm down.
    Quit the female emotion and try to talk facts.

  99. Andreas

    Like the Little Reef that Could, doomsayers have been predicting catastrophe and collapse for decades.

    Yes everything’s just fine. It’s only required the slashing of interest rates to record lows and a new city’s worth of immigration a year to keep the thing afloat.

  100. rickw

    Authorities in Germany tried to cover-up the brutal murder of a German woman and a 1-year-old baby girl in Hamburg by an illegal immigrant from Niger by raiding the apartment of the man who posted a video of the incident online….

    Savages will be savage.

    Are there enough lamp posts in Europe to accomodate all the authorities?

  101. H B Bear

    The ABC has shelved its consumer affairs program The Checkout and the producers say the broadcaster has cited budget cuts and high production costs as the reasons.

    Have a look at the response from the Chaser “Boys” here. Carrying on like a bunch of entitled, middle aged men ripped off Aunty’s generous bosom. Fvckwit Dominic Knight, who is still on the tit at the co-op, is happy to bag his employer to support his maaates.

    Looks like another one of those ALPBC maaaaates deal where you form your own production company and sell the same product back to the staff co-op, Red Kezza style. Imagine them pulling this stunt at Channel Nine when Big Kerry was still around.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Never forget that Elder and his chief number cruncher warned the government weeks before Gonski 2.0 was delivered that its socio-economic status formula was a dog.

    Gonski 2.0 Snowy 2.0 Are they by any chance related? Both designed to defy gravity.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Antelope sends honey badger flying in epic fight

    Buy a sailor a drink?

    ‘They STINK of alcohol’ Boozy SEAGULLS causing havoc for animal rescuers

    We know about their love of chips. And now booze. I’m starting to like ’em, deplorable bunch that they are.

  104. One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.
    Apart from the Murder, what about the psychological damage to the Trooper who pulled the trigger.
    How would he ever get over that?

    Wrong cocksucker.

    We don’t allow this definition changing game here.

    Anyway, who would admit to murder just to dob in their fellow conspirators? He pulled the trigger so the best he can ask for is the minimum life tariff plus possible parole.

    If this “Pte X” hasn’t been indicted yet, your story is bullshit.

    Pte X probably doesn’t even exist.

    “Sure, sure. Dob in your erstwhile mates whilst we investigate from the bench with an inquisitorial process, we’re gonna try them at the Hague, THEN we’ll decide what to do with you.”

    Utter horseshit.

    Soldiers don’t really know how many people they’ve killed. Real life is not a FPS on a Play Station you old crank. They use artillery, portable rocket launchers and even small arms fire fragments.

    Fuck me you are a stupid git, testpattern.

  105. Roger

    The wheels are coming off the AGW wagon but Maladroit and Lady Skeletor are still up on the coachman’s seat urging the horses on at full speed.

    We are governed by idiots.

  106. johanna

    Thanks, C.L. for the update on the kids stuck in a cave in Thailand.

    While autists here spent pages arguing about a spat between two unknown Senators, big things were happening elsewhere. Resistance to open borders almost toppled Angela Merkel. The unelected Kommissars attack on freedom of the internet in the EU was quashed. More emails about the campaign against Trump were revealed.

    But the resident dickheads here spent pages and pages arguing about who said what and when, like a couple of old women arguing over the back fence, or a couple of old men arguing about who should have won a football game years ago.

    You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  107. H B Bear

    Breaking: British divers will lead boys out.

    This smacks of neo-Colonialism. I’m outraged.

  108. rickw

    We know about their love of chips. And now booze. I’m starting to like ’em, deplorable bunch that they are.

    Drunk flying! Great effort!

  109. Mak Siccar

    Scroll the Nemkat troll!

  110. C.L.

    Now, thanks to a pretend-conservative government, every time an Australian trooper goes into a conflict they will never know what consequences they may face in the future, and if they have to second-guess every time they are about to pull the trigger …

    It’s actually far worse than that.
    The Turnbull ADF ran ads in Afghan newspapers calling for anyone with ‘rumours’ about the SAS to come forward. Not making this up.
    One newspaper called it – politely – a highly unusual step.
    Note well that this is exactly what VicPol did to round up deadbeats, wackos and chancers to testify against George Pell.

  111. H B Bear

    Who the fvck would bother to rescue a seagull? Flying marine rats.

  112. There is a group of people who hate rising real estate prices with a passion, and have been predicting The Great Housing Collapse, for decades. They can’t wait for millions of people to have their wealth trashed.

    Rising prices in depreciating assets represent falling wealth and affordability. It is a sign of economic decline.

    Prices in Perth have collapsed 40% in the past three years.

    We (your betters) tried to tell you that it was unsustainable and propped up by a manner of taxes, regulation and other factors that restrict supply.

    Australian housing ought to be comparably as cheap as the US, adjusted for the exchange rate.

    It isn’t. Clearly, something is different in the tradeables and non-tradeables sector.

    It is a real Scooby Doo mystery.

  113. nemkat

    Now, thanks to a pretend-conservative government, every time an Australian trooper goes into a conflict they will never know what consequences they may face in the future, and if they have to second-guess every time they are about to pull the trigger …

    Rubbish.
    Cold blooded Murder has always been illegal in combat, for good reason.
    It’s destructive of the morale of the soldiers who are doing the fighting.
    If these allegations are true, then the offenders are psychopaths, and must be punished for the good name of the Army and the people in it.

  114. struth

    We are governed by idiots.

    We are governed by traitors.

    And with that, I bid you all adieu.
    Even you Johanna.
    I wish you all the best.
    I do love our little stoushes every now and then, you fiery old bat.

  115. C.L.

    At that Thai cave link, I learned for the first time that the swim to the boys takes – GULP – five hours. We need a miracle here. I’d like to see churches in Australia have vigils of prayer for the boys but I guess that would be too religious.

  116. johanna

    Poor old struth has now resorted to claiming that factual data (such as that my modest shack has risen in value) as ’emotional bullshit.’

    His rant is very emotional, however. He is seething with emotion.

    I don’t have emotional views about real estate, which may be why I have always made money out of it.

  117. cohenite

    The left are vultures. The terrible murder by a father using legal handguns has set the hares running:

    Current and former spouses should be interviewed by police whenever people apply for a handgun licence and permit in NSW, according to a University of Sydney gun law expert.

    Though Australia is famous for its tough gun laws there are somewhere between 120,000 and 160,000 legally owned handguns held mainly in private homes across Australia, including 33,025 in NSW.

    After John Edwards, 68, shot and killed his two teenage children in Sydney’s north-west on Thursday night in the midst of a custody battle, there have been calls to further tighten the state’s gun laws.

    At present 13,025 people hold handgun licences in NSW, though the process for obtaining a licence and ownership permits remains long and stringent.

    According to Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney who studies gun laws around the world, it would take at least seven months to legally acquire a handgun even if an application went quickly and smoothly through the regulatory system.

    Prospective handgun owners must first get a general firearms licence having demonstrated to police a genuine need for a gun. Primary producers are automatically eligible, most city dwellers would have to be members of a police-approved shooting club.

    This process would include a background check.

    After obtaining this licence a prospective owner would have to apply for a handgun licence, which they would be able to do only if their club recommended them as a viable owner after six months of supervised shooting onsite.

    The owner would then go through an even more rigorous background check, which could include interviews with employers, friends and current or former spouses.

    After that the buyer may then go to a registered dealer who would order the specific type of weapon they have been licensed for.

    They would then need to maintain their attendance at their club as long as they wanted to hold the licence.

    “Handgun owners tend to be the most responsible gun-owners because they are the most vetted,” said Professor Alpers.

    But he said the laws could be improved. At present it is best practice for police to interview current and/or former partners while vetting handgun owners. He suggests this step should be made compulsory, as it is in New Zealand, where police not only interview spouses, but are directed to conduct such interviews with the couples in different rooms.

    It is understood that Edwards, who was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after the bodies of two of his children – a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl – were found shot dead in their bedrooms in a house in Hull Road, West Pennant Hills, had completed this process around six months ago.

    On Friday afternoon the St Mary’s Indoor Shooting Centre said via a statement that its staff had been interviewed by police in regards to the murders.

    Samantha Lee, a spokeswoman for Gun Control Australia, which lobbies for tougher gun laws, says semi-automatic handguns should be outlawed.

    “It remains the most dangerous anomaly in Australia’s gun laws that semi-automatic handguns continue to be legally available for sporting purposes while the long arm equivalent were banned 20 years ago because they were considered too dangerous for civilian usage.

    She said gun ownership was even more dangerous in households where domestic violence was present.

    “It is the person who has the key to the gun safe that is of the greatest concern,” she said.

    “Current laws do not sufficiently protect women and children from gun violence because it all based on whether an AVO has been instigated, instead of whether there is risk women or the children are at risk of harm”

    So, they’re saying the father would not have killed the poor kids if he didn’t have guns.

  118. nemkat

    Note well that this is exactly what VicPol did to round up deadbeats, wackos and chancers

    There have probably been a few notable exceptions, but for most child victims of homosexual rapes, deadbeat/whacko, and chancer would be the predictable life path, wouldn’t you say?

  119. Confused Old Misfit

    Many of the SAS members who are supporting the inquiry and encouraging others to do so have served multiple deployments in Afghanistan and been decorated for their service.

    Defence sources have said that within the tightly-knit special forces’ ranks, the question of loyalty to the regiment versus loyalty to individuals is being tested as decorated veterans speak out against one another.

    It’s an F*&^ing mudslinging exercise. Notice how the accused are ALWAYS named but the accusers are anonymous. There is very little chance of a charge being proved beyond reasonable doubt. But every opportunity to destroy a man’s reputation.
    Like the rest of this society the queers have got control of the SAS.

  120. John Constantine

    Their population Ponzi keeps requiring the next leg up, as it must always grow, or slump, it can never level out.

    The legs so far are hot money fleeing the legal chicom government, all-time lowest for longest interest rates, a trillion dollars worth of State borrowings, a trillion dollars worth of unfunded infrastructure liabilities, millions of imported voters to consume property services, then when fully disclosed documented importation wasn’t fast enough, two millions more consumption machines on visas.
    Plus crony media flooding public perception with the hope that depreciating renovations were investments.

    Mainly the one party State is hellbent in its unswerving commitment to the world’s worst housing burdens at the arse end of the world for reasons to have a city of twenty millions.

    Where are the next legs up coming from?.

    Comrade maaaaates.

  121. egg_

    The “not all men” brigade are wrong, it is up to all men to change their ways and to create an environment that women feel safe at all time and are treated with respect.

    Uh huh.

    We had that in until c. the late 1960s when the counter-culture and feminism started to undo it.

    Hasn’t worked out well for you, eh?

    The retards want to have their cake and eat it, too.

  122. egg_

    The “not all men” brigade are wrong, it is up to all men to change their ways and to create an environment that women feel safe at all time and are treated with respect.

    There are no mothers who’ve raised some absolute scum?

  123. stackja

    Sydney CBD lockdown as gas leak sparks evacuation and closes Martin Place train station
    Henry Lynch, The Daily Telegraph
    36 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    It’s believed workmen struck the gas main when working with an excavator.

  124. Baldrick

    The correct response to nemkunt is, “Fuck off!”

  125. it is up to all men to change their ways and to create an environment that women feel safe at all time and are treated with respect.

    Feminism reduced to asking men to do things. Whatever happened to “sistas doin’t for themselves”. The gig is up.

  126. calli

    We need a miracle here.

    Then we must pray for one.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    I see that hideous bitch May and those snivelling Tory spivs are trying to dud Britain with an appalling Brexit deal.

    Take to the streets lads. Burn Westminster down.

  128. candy

    One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.

    I think nemkat, logically, to do that the SAS troopers would risk their careers, their reputations, the respect of their families and friends, their place in society.

    I tend to think in this decade of information sharing and nothing is secret, it’s very unlikely, and human nature goes against people taking such enormous risks.

    Remember, psychopathic murderers work solo and in secret.

  129. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2756989, posted on July 7, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Who the fvck would bother to rescue a seagull? Flying marine rats.

    Richard Bach?

  130. calli

    The persecution of Roberts-Smith VC will follow the same course of past “investigations”.

    The process is the punishment. His name will be tarnished and the bugman mission will be accomplished.

  131. C.L.

    There have probably been a few notable exceptions, but for most child victims of homosexual rapes, deadbeat/whacko, and chancer would be the predictable life path, wouldn’t you say?

    Ah yes. That’s the trick the ABC went with too. ‘Sure, Pell’s accusers are a drug pusher, a woman basher, an ex-con and a drunk … but Pell made them that way when he brushed against their buttocks playing in a pool 50 years ago!’

  132. md

    nemkat
    #2756991, posted on July 7, 2018 at 10:25 am
    Cold blooded Murder has always been illegal in combat, for good reason.

    Which is why we used to have military tribunals.

    My objection is to the process. For example, a leftist NGO could assemble ‘evidence’ (which could very well just be trumped-up accusations made out of vindictiveness) of ‘war crimes’ and lodge a complaint with the ICC. If the ICC believes the accusations have merit, signatory countries are obliged to try the matter. Failure to do so would result in the ICC pursuing the matter. The point to note is that there is no mention in the ICC explanatory material of a complainant having to have standing – that is, to have some direct connection to the matter. This means that anyone anywhere could compile a list of ‘accusations’ and lodge a complaint with the ICC. The accused’s life would then be in limbo as they lived in fear wondering to what extent they might be persecuted for what may be plausible but nevertheless completely fabricated accusations. Is that the way that justice should work?

  133. egg_

    The ABC has shelved its consumer affairs program The Checkout and the producers say the broadcaster has cited budget cuts and high production costs as the reasons.

    Typical that they axe a half decent program and put sh1te like Tom Bollard to air.

  134. Geriatric Mayfly

    Burn Westminster down.

    Steady on! It’s currently undergoing a major restoration at eye watering expense.

  135. md

    egg_
    #2756999, posted on July 7, 2018 at 10:39 am

    … it is up to all men to change their ways and to create an environment that women feel safe at all time and are treated with respect.

    Bega school at centre of bullying complaints, as anti-bullying campaign ramps up.

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Steady on! It’s currently undergoing a major restoration at eye watering expense.

    Burn the capital to the ground.

    Make the fuckers feel the wrath of the common man where it hurts.

  137. Senile Old Guy

    Their ABC admits something:

    Although many might prefer to pretend that it never happened, Devon Cuimara readily offers up the fact that he was once a violent man. Violence, along with Aboriginal culture, stories and song, were passed through the family line. “My grandfather, my father and I, we all used violence,” Mr Cuimara said.

    No! It can’t be true!

  138. Leo G

    Dr Faustus posted at 9:21 am

    Waleed Aly on the point we are missing about bag ban

    AS DEBATE rages over the plastic bag ban, The Project’s Waleed Aly has pointed out one thing people have missed about the move.

    The academic and journalist has argued that introducing the new bags isn’t about paying for reusable ones, but forcing customers to stop using plastic altogether to avoid the charge.

    Yet the ban on lightweight HDPE singlet bags is likely to significantly increase the total mass of polyethylene bags in the household waste stream.
    The ban does address a genuine waste problem however, even if the chosen solution is just the usual absurd virtue signaling chain reaction. Coles and Woolworths had been proliferating the bags for years, introduced checkout systems that were highly dependent on their use and posed occupational health issues for staff checkout operators whose response was generally to place only a small number of items in each bag.
    The proper solution was to redesign the checkout systems so that staff only handled the individual items and only packed bags in special cases.
    The self service checkouts should have required shoppers to unload all store selections from trolleys or baskets before scanning.
    There really was no need to ban the so-called “single use” bags. They probably provided part of an optimal solution when sensibly used.

  139. RobK

    Nemkat,
    Elite combat soldiers are highly trained, to the best standard we can achieve. A number of them die in training to perform the tasks we require of them. Psycologically they are the best we have, just like their physical fitness and toughness.
    Perhaps some do err in the course of their duties but those duties are extreme of what we as a society ask of anyone. I very much doubt your example of murder in the circumstances described. War is ugly and truth is often the first casualty.

  140. C.L.

    When Australian feminists march in the streets demanding late term abortionists be jailed, I’ll take their periodical theatrics seriously.

    Actually … no. I won’t even take it seriously then. But it would be nice if they condemned homicide.

    That’s not asking a lot.

    Sarah Hanson-Young not only refused to support Cory Bernardi’s senate motion to condemn White Ribbon Australia for supporting late term murder, she then hissed and screeched at him for suggesting it should be. The President had to silence her.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    This Brexit deal is so bad it defies belief.

    One of the greatest acts of betrayal in human history.

    London must burn.

  142. stackja

    calli
    #2757008, posted on July 7, 2018 at 10:45 am
    The persecution of Roberts-Smith VC will follow the same course of past “investigations”.

    The process is the punishment. His name will be tarnished and the bugman mission will be accomplished.

    Will Roberts-Smith VC’s accusers be tarnished? People who believe any of these stories are not worth any consideration.

  143. 132andBush

    Ahh thanks, Frank.
    Understood.

    I withdraw my implicit assertion that Brereton is a SJW hack.

    I now merely suspect he is.

  144. egg_

    To a psychopath, a kill is a kill, no matter the victim’s occupation, religion, mode of dress, whatever.
    It’s to the Government’s credit that a Supreme Court Judge has been appointed to get to the truth.

    To a true sociopath, whose mind is their weapon, I’ve seen a 6’4″ Navy Vet reduced literally to tears – military types’ psyche/motivation system would be ripe for their picking – recall how KRudd left the stuffed shirts waiting outside his office for hours, only to be dismissed, on many occasions?

  145. johanna

    Must say it’s been a mild July here in Queanbeyan. Both roos and golfers are about on the Golf Course, during a usually bleak time of the year. The sun is out, there’s no wind to speak of. This time last year it was grey and freezing. If this is glowbull warmening, bring it on!

    I’ve been pruning and weeding. calli, if you are reading, the gelsium sempervirens has exceeded expectations. For those without photographic memories, it is a hardy vine with masses of bright yellow flowers in Spring that I bought to cover an ugly back fence. It quadrupled in size the first year, and I had to hack it out of the trees next door because I want it to grow sideways.

    Lizzie has complained about currawongs crapping everywhere, to which list I add magpies. The worst of it is that they devour fucking privet berries, and then spread them everywhere. I have ben at war with privet spread by birds for many years.

    Although the days are only about five minutes longer here, some plants respond very quickly. Buds start to appear on trees and so on. I am hoping that the orchids I put outside will respond and flower.

    There will be jonquils very soon.

  146. Roger

    This Brexit deal is so bad it defies belief.

    Already christened BRINO – Brexit in name only.

    Over to you, Boris.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    May is a conniving bitch.

  148. stackja

    Vinnies chief bids for federal politics
    Pat Griffiths, Australian Associated Press
    an hour ago

    A Labor hopeful for the new federal electorate of Canberra quotes Karl Marx, disavows neoliberalism and is the chief exec of the St Vincent De Paul Society.

    Dr John Falzon has launched a bid for Labor preselection in the Australian Capital Territory electorate, where he faces a contest against ACT Chief Minister adviser Jacob Ingram and greyhound lobbyist Kel Watt.

    “I’ve learned a great deal from the people most affected by exclusion and inequality – the victims of neoliberalism,” Dr Falzon told Guardian Australia on Saturday.

  149. According to Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney who studies gun laws around the world, it would take at least seven months to legally acquire a handgun even if an application went quickly and smoothly through the regulatory system.

    Try about 12 months in Australia, in PNG i hgad it the same day, was able to import my pistols to the Phillipines immediately and i had to wait a month to bring them to Japan as i had to pass a knowledge test and a safe shooting test (live fire).

    Stick a fork in yourselves, you are done.

    You have no right to protect yourselves.

  150. egg_

    I forgot the chief of the army walked around like chief wiggum in high heels like a parody of J Edgar Hoover to “help” women.

    Still in the closet?

  151. Myrddin Seren

    For John Constantine.

    From Canada

    When you grind truck driving down to the lowest common denominator – pending the arrival of robot trucks:

    Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, is facing 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. […]

    Sidhu worked for the trucking company for a month prior to the fatal collision, according to owner Sukhmander Singh. Singh said Sidhu trained with him for two weeks and was driving on his own for two more weeks before the crash.

    Sidhu was a bachelor of commerce student at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, from 2008 until 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile.

    He made his way to Calgary on a student visa in 2013 to study for a diploma in business administration at Bow Valley College from 2014 until 2015.

    Comments are interesting.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Killer mum seeks leave to appeal murder convictions

    The Australian
    12:00AM July 7, 2018

    Tessa Akerman
    Reporter
    Melbourne
    @TessaAkerman

    A woman who killed three of her children by driving the family car into a lake wants to appeal her conviction despite pleading guilty to murder.

    Akon Guode, 39, was jailed last year for the 2015 murders of four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit, and the infanticide of 17-month-old Bol.

    She also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of six-year-old daughter Alual, who survived after being pulled from the lake in Wyndham Vale in Melbourne’s southwest.

    Goude’s lawyers had filed an application for leave to ­appeal her 26½-year sentence but yesterday sought to scrap the application and appeal her conviction on the basis of her mental state at the time.

    From the Oz.

  153. stackja

    Major gas leak shuts Sydney’s Martin Place
    Sarah McPhee, Australian Associated Press
    July 7, 2018 9:06am

    Sydneysiders are being asked to stay away from Martin Place because a high-pressure gas leak, which has closed numerous CBD streets for more than 10 hours, is unlikely to be fully repaired before nightfall.

    The incident was reportedly caused by an excavator hitting a steel gas main about 10.30pm on Friday.

    Castlereagh Street, Elizabeth Street and Phillip Street remain closed between Hunter and King streets, while Macquarie Street has reopened.

    Firefighters established an exclusion zone of about 200 metres when the street-level pipe ruptured and a “large volume of gas started escaping under pressure”, Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Paul Johnson told AAP on Saturday morning.

    The leak emitted a strong smell and deafening hissing sound, and a number of commercial buildings were evacuated.

    Police and Hazmat crews were brought in to assist.

    The rupture is yet to be completely patched, and Jemena gas company workers were on scene throughout the night to deal with the “dangerous and elevated” gas levels.

    “They’ve been able to put a plug-type system in there which has stemmed the gas leak but not fully stopped it,” Supt Johnson said.

    He said it will still be “a few hours yet” until a more permanent solution is found.

    According to a statement from Jemena issued at 8.30am on Saturday, repair works could take between 10 and 12 hours to complete, the gas pressure has been reduced “to a safe level” and no customers are without gas due to service diversions.

    The company has issued an apology to those affected and will issue a situation update at 3pm.

    All trains will continue to run on the City Circle and Eastern Suburbs line but won’t stop at Martin Place, and local buses are being diverted, a Transport Management Centre spokesman said.

    Motorists and commuters are being asked to stay away from the area until further notice.

  154. Myrddin Seren

    F-35: colossal piece of shit

    This will probably turn in to a thread-of-doom, but this claim is jaw dropping in a country like Australia, if true:

    In order to have stealth capabilities, the plane is painted with a special, incredibly expensive paint. This paint peels off if the plane is in an area with more than 0% humidity, so the planes have to be kept in expensive climate-controlled hangars.

  155. H B Bear

    The terrible murder by a father using legal handguns has set the hares running:

    Predictable. I don’t expect it will lead to calls for an examination of Family Court procedure (I think one is underway anyway). In my pleasingly brief legal career I saw a variety of irrational human behaviour but nothing ever came close to Family Court matters.

  156. notafan

    a spat between two unknown Senators

    That made me laugh

    I bet the Senator for Sea Patrol would be heartbroken to hear she was ‘unknown’.

    After being ‘this close’ to becoming the leader of the Greens.

  157. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2757035, posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:13 am
    The terrible murder by a father using legal handguns has set the hares running:

    Predictable. I don’t expect it will lead to calls for an examination of Family Court procedure (I think one is underway anyway). In my pleasingly brief legal career I saw a variety of irrational human behaviour but nothing ever came close to Family Court matters.

    Lionel again.

  158. H B Bear

    Already christened BRINO – Brexit in name only.
    Over to you, Boris.

    Boris the clown has sat through the whole thing. He isn’t (and never was) the answer.

  159. Geriatric Mayfly

    The leak emitted a strong smell and deafening hissing sound, and a number of commercial buildings were evacuated.

    Over dramatised to a degree. Probably somebody smoking a cigarette. The old Temple Bars used to behave like that.

  160. stackja

    Does ‘White Ribbon’ have a NT branch?

  161. H B Bear

    Lionel again.

    We are well past the point where blame can be sheeted home to this corrupt man. Most of the Family Court stuff never makes it as far as the court room. The stuff that does is the really intractable stuff and much of that can be traced back to one or other or both participants.

    Unfortunately that is the nature of human behaviour. The law is a blunt instrument to deal with that but it is all that we have in the end.

  162. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In my pleasingly brief legal career I saw a variety of irrational human behaviour but nothing ever came close to Family Court matters.

    Cite you the example of two schoolteachers, before the Family Court, fighting over the kitchenware..

  163. Infidel Tiger

    Boris the clown has sat through the whole thing. He isn’t (and never was) the answer.

    Boris is complicit in the treachery.

    Only Jacob Rees-Mogg can save Britain.

  164. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2757041, posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:24 am
    Lionel again.

    We are well past the point where blame can be sheeted home to this corrupt man. Most of the Family Court stuff never makes it as far as the court room. The stuff that does is the really intractable stuff and much of that can be traced back to one or other or both participants.

    Unfortunately that is the nature of human behaviour. The law is a blunt instrument to deal with that but it is all that we have in the end.

    Before Lionel I don’t remember such events occurring. But Ezra Norton liked old divorce laws.

  165. notafan

    Falling house prices?

    The house across the road from my mum’s had a reserve of 2.4 million!-sure it is really really nice but still

    no wonder we are seeing more and more top of the range cars parked around what were once double fronted brick veneer suburbs

    on the corner of mine, what was a very nice double story renovated weatherboard is being replaced by a hypermodern with an indoor pool

    as for high density developments -every other corner and along all the main roads it is full steam ahead

    maybe the Chinese aren’t moving to the outer Barcoo.

    entry prices for firsthome buyers rise across melbourne new data shows

  166. cohenite

    This Brexit deal is so bad it defies belief.

    Already christened BRINO – Brexit in name only.

    Does it stop the free movement of muslims?

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘I had to do what I had to do,’ says Dallas mom who shot man trying to steal SUV with kids inside

    Sounds like a lady who would make a damnfine Kitteh.

  168. notafan

    Back in April

    After a prolonged period of strength, Australia’s housing market is slowing down fast, led by renewed weakness in Sydney and Melbourne, the nation’s largest and most expensive housing markets.

    it is also true that Australia has experienced housing slumps in the past,

  169. johanna

    struth
    #2756976, posted on July 7, 2018 at 10:16 am

    There is a group of people who hate rising real estate prices with a passion, and have been predicting The Great Housing Collapse, for decades. They can’t wait for millions of people to have their wealth trashed.

    Female emotional bullshit.

    Sorry, dickhead, but in my corner of the world, the shack has gone up in value. As have other people’s shacks in other places. Not Sydney, but believe it or not, it’s a big country out there.

    We live in a big government socialist shithole and you tell me the prices are going up around Canberra and adjoining areas.
    Quell surprise.
    You insulated half wit.
    From that emotional outburst I’d say you have some skin in the game and don’t want to hear the truth.
    Stick your hands over your ears and La la lalalaalalalalalalala….do what you like.
    I own a home too.
    You really have become sad lately.
    Abusing people other than socks and trolls.
    It’s terrible to see.
    I at one time liked your observations but now you’re just snarky.
    Calm down.
    Quit the female emotion and try to talk facts.

    I am talking facts, and the facts are that my shack has increased in value.

    It is you who is frothing with emotion.

    You are angry because my shack has increased in value due to not valuing your preferences.

    My response – go pound sand. And take your opinions to the bank.

  170. Confused Old Misfit

    Dallas mom who shot man trying to steal SUV with kids inside

    Sounds like a lady who would make a damnfine Kitteh.

    Would probably trigger the Nemtwit.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Celebrating rising property prices caused by the ponzi is celebrating societal suicide.

    Grow up.

  172. cohenite

    Chic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Infuriated at Being Outed: as a little rich girl.

  173. johanna

    OK. IT, can I buy your joint at 1970 prices, adjusted for inflation? Just give Sinc the email details.

  174. egg_

    The ABC has shelved its consumer affairs program The Checkout and the producers say the broadcaster has cited budget cuts and high production costs as the reasons.

    Aunty has disposed of The Checkout, like a single use plastic bag?
    But she could re-use it in future?
    Da irony, eh, Squalid?

  175. JC

    Struth

    Use protective gloves and always push the raw meat through the slot using the broom handle.

  176. notafan

    I don’t believe that the Family Court is solely to blame for the over my dead body phenomenon.

    Maybe there are more of them now but I do recall someone telling me that a classmate and his three siblings were killed by their dad after a marriage breakup in the 1960s

  177. Roger

    Boris the clown has sat through the whole thing. He isn’t (and never was) the answer.

    True enough; Rees-Mogg is the only other Brexiteer who could challenge May on the basis of his public profile he doesn’t have wide spread party support.

  178. Tom

    … my pleasingly brief legal career …

    We all have our crosses to bear, Humphrey. I have spent half a century in the journalism business only to see it shit its pants like an un-toilet-trained three year old in the past decade.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    Befitting the times, only a warm polar outbreak across the Plains of Sodom today. A balmy seven degrees as air swirls from southern parts fleeing the melting Antarctic ice sheet.

  180. H B Bear

    Before Lionel I don’t remember such events occurring. But Ezra Norton liked old divorce laws.

    Murphy certainly released the pent-up demand. Much of it was probably dotting the Is and crossing the Ts of what was already occurring anyway. This was also a period of considerable social change, none of which did anything to strengthen the institution of religious marriage and the Left continues to work against what little remains.

  181. nemkat

    Looks like he married a Russian golddigger about 30 years his junior. There’s no fool like an old fool, some say.
    The big problem in the Family Court is that allegations aren’t tested in Custody Matters.
    Understandably, when a mole decides to change riders, it will find contact with the former rider uncomfortable.
    Some female FC solicitors have a solution: Claim the Father was sexually abusing the children. This, of course, necessitates a potentially embarrassing trip to a Police Station to make a Statement, but the cops seem to prefer being part of the System and not making a fuss, to signing on at CentreLink.

    Now, some may think that Family Court Judges might start to put 2+2 together and get 4 when they see the same solicitor present the same allegations over and over again with different clients, but FC Judges like keeping their jobs too.

  182. egg_

    only to see it shit its pants like an un-toilet-trained three year old in the past decade.

    Ditto Technocrats, in the face of the march through the institutions of the CAGW/ruinables industry.
    The fact that the term is now toxic with the public has to be a good sign.

  183. H B Bear

    Tom, the world is full of ex-lawyers, ex-teachers, ex-bankers … . Gotta learn by your mistakes.

    Could be worse. I could have followed the traditional ex-lawyer career path and become an ALPBC comedian in Melbourne.

  184. Infidel Tiger

    Johanna, wilfull idiocy has no place on this website.

    Check ya self before thou wrecks thyself.

  185. egg_

    Tony Abbott was right on the money in calling for a Paris exit

    Is there a term for that?
    Parexit?
    Others might follow Trump?

  186. nemkat

    Before Lionel I don’t remember such events occurring. But Ezra Norton liked old divorce laws.

    A bloke in South Australia killed 10 family members with a .22 in 1970. Sentenced to Death, but only served 7 years, got married again, and did okay.
    Blokes put a lot into their families, and don’t like seeing that destroyed. Some definitely take it harder than others, but they shouldn’t be criticised for it.
    Back in the day, there used to be the unwritten Law. That kept a lot of moles on their best behaviour.

  187. Roger

    Is there a term for that?

    Common sense?

    National interest?

  188. johanna

    notafan
    #2757057, posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I don’t believe that the Family Court is solely to blame for the over my dead body phenomenon.

    Maybe there are more of them now but I do recall someone telling me that a classmate and his three siblings were killed by their dad after a marriage breakup in the 1960s

    The first time I ever heard of murder was when my classmate Joyce Micali’s mother was murdered by her father with a shotgun. That was when I was in primary school, in the 1960s.

    We never saw Joyce (who was a lovely girl) again. I have often wondered what happened to her.

  189. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just read the migrant problem in Europe cannot be solved ,defeatist thinking ,they can be deported in full , Hitlers socialist gang moved 6 million people around ,that other socialist liberator Stalin moved 10 million around and that was in the q930sand 40s ,modern methods would be more efficient Ship them back to North Africa and blockade the coast and build an Iron Curtain between Turkey and the civilised West.
    Never forget reading about the Chechens during the War ,collaborated with the German socialists Because they hated the Russian socialists , when the Russian socialists recaptured Chechnya ,they held celebrations with bands and flags where everyone “voluntarily “attended , the NKVD troops rounded them up ,,crowded them into cattle trucks on trains and they were all off for a long vacation in Far Eastern Siberia ,every man woman and child , the survivors were allowed back after Kryschev denounced his fellow socialist Stalin years later . Just shows inventiveness and innovation are not recent things.

  190. egg_

    A more significant indicator of Paris Agreement troubles came at the end of a four-day meeting in Songdo, South Korea, this week, when Australian finance expert Howard Bamsey suddenly quit as head of a climate fund that oversees a multi-billion-dollar kitty that is a crucial part of the Paris deal.

    The fund now has only $US8 billion ($10.8bn) — having shrunk by $US2bn when Donald Trump pulled the US. It is supposed to grow to an ever-increasing $US100bn a year from 2020. Without the fund, there would be no support for the Paris Agreement from developing nations, which argue the West was responsible for causing the climate change problem and should pay compensation and to fix it.

    “Follow the money”?

  191. rickw

    One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.

    I can’t believe they would shoot them instead of bayoneting them, in Majuro, which is near the Alamo.

  192. egg_

    Seine off?

    “NO” Seine?

  193. zyconoclast

    Coles free $0.15 “Better Bag” is imported from Malaysia.

  194. rickw

    Samantha Lee, a spokeswoman for Gun Control Australia, which lobbies for tougher gun laws, says semi-automatic handguns should be outlawed.

    A vulture lands on the bodies of two murdered children.

  195. Roger

    Without the fund, there would be no support for the Paris Agreement from developing nations, which argue the West was responsible for causing the climate change problem and should pay compensation and to fix it.

    And yet I don’t see any third world countries renouncing the benefits of the Westernisation of their societies – electricity, running water, medicine, railways, trucks & cars…

  196. stackja

    H B Bear
    #2757061, posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:52 am
    Before Lionel I don’t remember such events occurring. But Ezra Norton liked old divorce laws.

    Murphy certainly released the pent-up demand. Much of it was probably dotting the Is and crossing the Ts of what was already occurring anyway. This was also a period of considerable social change, none of which did anything to strengthen the institution of religious marriage and the Left continues to work against what little remains.

    Yes! And Left finishing of marriage and starting on the churches.

  197. Boambee John

    Re Birmingham and education funding:

    every warning he ignored from the Catholic sector was driven by ignorance, malice, incompetence or stubbornness.

    Embrace the power of “and”!

  198. egg_

    Without the fund, there would be no support for the Paris Agreement from developing nations, which argue the West was responsible for causing the climate change problem and should pay compensation and to fix it.

    The West is allowing the fund to collapse?

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    Real estate is hot here. House across the road sold about 3 months ago. In a week. Never managed to get as far as a for sale sign out the front of it.

    People who bought it were builders, spent a couple months or so comprehensively renovating inside and out. Flipped it this week. This time it did manage to get a for sale sign out the front. For about three whole days. Whereupon it got a ‘sold’ sticker slapped onto it. Neither time did it even make the agents’ websites. I’m suspecting an OS buyer this time.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.

    I would have thought that anyone, with that mentality, would be quietly tipped out of the Regiment, if not the Army generally, Services No Longer Required?

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Controversial mosque ‘verbal abuse’ pastor to be deported to New Zealand
    Trenton Akers, The Courier-Mail
    34 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Investigation into pastor’s alleged ‘verbal abuse’

    A NEW Zealand national who allegedly disrupted proceedings at a Kuraby mosque, in Brisbane’s south, this week will be deported from Australia.
    A group of men claiming to be journalists allegedly abused Muslims at a Brisbane mosque Logan Robertson (pictured) from the Pillar Baptist Church was then filmed in a heated debate with an Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman at another mosque nearby.

    Federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton today confirmed Australian Border Force officers last night took the man into custody overnight with plans to rip up his visa.

    The man was charged with public nuisance on Thursday after he verbally attacked attendees at a mosque.

    Mr Dutton said the New Zealand national was warned prior to his entry into Australia that actions outside of his visa would see him deported from the country.

    “ I want to deliver a very clear message, people who come on visas into our country come here with certain conditions,” he said,

    Will this set a trend?

  202. Des Deskperson

    ‘Must say it’s been a mild July here in Queanbeyan. Both roos and golfers are about on the Golf Course, during a usually bleak time of the year.’

    Johanna, do you still dine at the Queanbeyan Golf Club (QGC)?

    It’s a place that has unpleasant memories for me. Back in the eighties I worked in a section in Defence where our boss was horrible, sociopathic sh*t -not all that rare in that agency – not just a screaming, ranting bully but a bloke who, when allocating tasks and projects, would omit a vital piece of information purely – it seemed – so that he could rip into you when you failed to factor it in. If you protested, you were told that you should have known. There is, of course, no comeback to that in a hierarchical bureaucracy.

    Despite this, our charming boss would insist on having a section lunch every six months or so, and, because he had some sort of honorary status at the QGC where he spent most of his weekends, it had to be there. At that time there was an Australian country town standard Anglo/Chinese restaurant there. We’d sit chewing this adequate but unimaginative and unoriginal fare – washed down with house red – and tried to look like we were savouring the experience, while our boss ran around big-noting himself with the club officials and patronising – in the pejorative sense of the term – the restaurant manager.

    At around 1.45 we would all trek back to Russell and then sit around waiting for what we knew was coming next. At 2.15 we would all be called to the boss’s office were we would be brutally abused for not enjoying ourselves enough and for not appreciating his hospitality – not that he contributed anything – ending with a declaration that he was sick of putting himself out for ‘you blokes’ – we were all blokes, this was Defence in the eighties – and that he’d never do it again.

    And yet, six month later…

  203. Boambee John

    According to Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate professor </em

    Is that the same as a research assistant?

  204. nemkat

    zyconoclast
    #2757076
    Coles free $0.15 “Better Bag” is imported from Malaysia.

    The Coles bag in front of me at the moment has a barcode starting with 934.
    Last time I checked [see below] that meant Made in Australia.
    Are you sure you’ve got your facts right?
    Malaysia starts with 955.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GS1_country_codes

  205. C.L.

    BRINO was inevitable.
    Everywhere – Australia, the US (pre-Trump), Western Europe, the UK – the actual will and desires of the native populations are now banned.

  206. C.L.

    F-35: colossal piece of shit

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MikeRoach3/status/1015212921071329281

    An incredible read.
    The whole thing was simply a military-industrial/Keynesian boondoggle, of course. The Democrats want the Keynes and the Republicans want the contracts.
    There is no longer any need for a “next generation” fighter-jet.
    That $1 trillion was spent on it is shameful.

  207. Des Deskperson

    ‘According to Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate professor </em

    Is that the same as a research assistant?'

    A research assistant usually gets their own desk.

  208. nemkat

    Phillip Alpers ‘as palpertations about hoplophiles.

  209. Fisky

    Has it occurred to anyone else that the real purpose for setting up the $100 billion Paris climate fund is to bankroll political parties and influence elections? You have to assume a big share of the loot is going to a bunch of George Soros front groups…

  210. nemkat

    Phillip ”La Gay” Alpers!

  211. Infidel Tiger

    On top of all its many many faults, the F-35 is hideous to look at.

    It’s a pig.

  212. C.L.

    A Labor hopeful for the new federal electorate of Canberra quotes Karl Marx, disavows neoliberalism and is the chief exec of the St Vincent De Paul Society.

    Dr John Falzon has launched a bid for Labor preselection in the Australian Capital Territory electorate, where he faces a contest against ACT Chief Minister adviser Jacob Ingram and greyhound lobbyist Kel Watt.

    “I’ve learned a great deal from the people most affected by exclusion and inequality – the victims of neoliberalism,” Dr Falzon told Guardian Australia on Saturday.

    Thank you for alerting us to this, Stack.
    No surprise at all. The “justice and peace” crowd in the administrative/Kremlin wing of the Catholic Church – the only expanding sector personnel-wise (and all bankrolled by the state) – are unreconstructed socialist clowns.
    There is a reason the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference keeps mum about Pell, tries to bully Wilson into quitting and stays silent about marriage. They want those gubbermint dollars.

  213. A young man I know battled for three years to get access to his children.
    He was told by one of his mates that the lawyers (women) representing both parties were the best of friends.
    He made a complaint to the head of the law firm, he was given a new lawyer to represent him (male) the case was finished and signed off by the Family law Court with in the following three months.
    His ex partner was covered for expenses by the tax payer he had to pay.

  214. Dr Fred Lenin

    The F35 sounds like turnbull submarines ,a political move which has nothing to do with defence ,we could have bought Russian fighter planes of proven ability and US subs more or less off the shelf ,our needs would have been met immediately . There are no Practical Sensible people in politics except he Trump crew ,we ARE governed by incompetent idiots .

  215. zyconoclast

    Thai cave rescue: Elon Musk sends SpaceX, Boring Co to help rescue trapped soccer team

    I think I’ll go out and buy a Tesla…

    Y’all know that Musk’s $500 ‘flamethrower’ is literally a Boring blowtorch?

  216. nemkat

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2757083

    One of the allegations is that an SAS Trooper who hadn’t yet killed anyone, was pressured into murdering some poor, frightened, old bastard so as to become ”one of the boys”.

    I would have thought that anyone, with that mentality, would be quietly tipped out of the Regiment, if not the Army generally, Services No Longer Required?

    It’s all Who/Whom, isn’t it, Zulu?
    If it’s the shitcarter’s son doing the Ordering, then maybe he’s tipped out.

    If it’s a senior member of the Establishment’s son, then maybe not.

  217. Mitch M.

    The F35 sounds like turnbull submarines ,a political move which has nothing to do with defence ,we could have bought Russian fighter planes of proven ability and US subs more or less off the shelf ,our needs would have been met immediately . There are no Practical Sensible people in politics except he Trump crew ,we ARE governed by incompetent idiots .

    The USA can use the F35’s because it can send in the F22’s for air to air superiority. The F35 will never be a capable air to air fighter. When Howard bought into the F35 the Rafale representative was in Aus but not even granted an interview. The Rafale does have some qualities which make me wonder if it would have been a better choice for Australia. We need an aircraft that has good legs and is a good missile platform, the F35 is neither. Our challenges are long range bombers and shipping, the Rafale can address both challenges. Even the new Gripen is worth considering, or the advanced Super Hornet.

    Russian fighters too many problems. India has pulled out of development deals with Russia because of various issues.

  218. zyconoclast

    Breaking: British divers will lead boys out.

    And immediately after the (hopefully) successful rescue of the young Tai boys, the same British divers will swim through the sewer that is Britain and rescue young British girl from the murder, [email protected] and torture gangs?

    Though not.

  219. Boambee John

    Re Brereton.

    We need to remember that he has worked his way to a judgeship in a highly regarded part of legal practice.

    While doing that, he has had to put in somewhere between 50 and 100 days per year, pretty much every year, for around three decades to move from Knox Grammar Cadets to Reserve major general.

    Yes, he has not heard a shot fired in anger, but how many regular legal officers, who might have handled the investigation, have? Brigadier Mc Dade anyone?

    Better Brereton than another McDade, or some SJWanker from tbe Hague. He is both a learned lawyer, and has made the effort to learn about the army from the inside.

  220. zyconoclast

    GERMANY: MIGRANT DECAPITATES BABY, GOVERNMENT TRIES TO COVER IT UP

    Authorities in Germany tried to cover-up the brutal murder of a German woman and a 1-year-old baby girl in Hamburg by an illegal immigrant from Niger by raiding the apartment of the man who posted a video of the incident online….

    The only reason for the cover up is because the Germans did not want the British to entice the Nigerian to join the NHS as an obstetrician.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2757060, posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Befitting the times, only a warm polar outbreak across the Plains of Sodom today. A balmy seven degrees as air swirls from southern parts fleeing the melting Antarctic ice sheet.

    Thanks GM.
    I didn’t know where it was coming from, but I knew where it was going … right up my kilt.

  222. This Brexit deal is so bad it defies belief.

    There is no such thing as a good Brexit deal, IT. Brexit was always going to bugger Britain like an altar boy.

  223. zyconoclast

    The wheels are coming off the AGW wagon but Maladroit and Lady Skeletor are still up on the coachman’s seat urging the horses on at full speed.

    We are governed by idiots.

    Can anyone this of a sentence that contains the words Malfeasance and treason?

  224. areff

    Coles free $0.15 “Better Bag” is imported from Malaysia.

    Just returned from Coles after doing the shopping for Mum, who is too crook to go outside today. Took great delight in making sure I left with 10 free “better Bags”, plus the trolley, which may well suffer a career-ending injury before being abandoned on the nature strip, come Monday, when the council bylaws officers, violations book in hand, can be alerted to its presence.

    A friend equally incensed at the bag-ban’s stupidity tells me that that he has taken his angle grinder to two of the smaller trolleys, removed their baskets, spot welded them side-by-side, painted them black and will now use them on his roof rack.

    Alinsky would approve, I think. And how can Coles object to recycling, being so green-minded and all?

  225. Confused Old Misfit

    On top of all its many many faults, the F-35 is hideous to look at.

    It’s a pig.

    I think all that money should go towards mpore A-10’s.

  226. Snoopy

    24 degrees in Brisbane.

  227. Boambee John

    Mr Dutton said the New Zealand national was warned prior to his entry into Australia that actions outside of his visa would see him deported from the country.

    I suspect that the AAT will not rush to overturn this decision.

  228. Confused Old Misfit

    mpore

    =more.
    Pigs got my wayward mind onto pork.
    Pork to Terry Pratchett and Ankh Morpork ,
    And I STILL couldn’t spell it correctly!

  229. feelthebern

    Monty, its been a week.
    Has Trump been indicted yet?

  230. feelthebern

    I hope Cats took my tip(s) over the last few weeks to be on the Filthy Frogs all the way.

  231. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks GM.
    I didn’t know where it was coming from, but I knew where it was going … right up my kilt.

    Just been chased indoors by gale driven sleet. Even the terrier was having none of it and straight through the door and under the stove. But Lo! Patches of blue and sunshine reappear. I hope the BOM is not as confused as me.

  232. feelthebern

    This chap from Knox Grammar investigating Roberts-Smith.
    Was he there when all the child r*ping was going on?
    What did he know & what did he do about it?

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