Monday Forum: July 9, 2018

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    The rules for Cat gatherings sound mysterious and complex but they are not really.
    Just avoid this.

  2. johanna

    Tonight on Ten there was a call by the Cancer-On-Society Council to re-do the medical porn on cigarette packs. The current porn and warnings – most of which are not accurate – have apparently become “stale”.

    Yup. At least two of the photos showing identifiable people (the one with the very young guy who died of lung cancer and the horrible teeth one) were sourced from who knows where overseas. Apparently, there are no examples in Australia that they could use. If a private company did this, they would be in breach of the Trade Practices Act, as they don’t disclose the source of the photos.

    And, all you imbibers had better watch out, because they are coming after you next.

  3. Confused Old Misfit

    It says notning good about our legal system that two sitting Senators are resorting to public fund raising to finance their legal actions.
    Only the f’ing lawyers are rubbing their sh*t soiled hands and slobbering with glee and greed.

  4. old bloke

    jupes
    #2758575, posted on July 9, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Perhaps they just don’t want you there, Fisky. Like Boris and me.

    And me.

    Seems it was a good one to miss. Did anyone go?

    Not me, no pensioner discount offered.

  5. Geriatric Mayfly

    •New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’
    •’It is a responsibility, both in the ask and in the reply,’ Ms Goward declared

    Never fear, it will only be a passing fad. When the Greens have us back living in caves, it will be back to grabbing the trophies by a hank of hair, whilst carrying a club.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    #2758732, posted on July 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Faaaarrrrk!!

    That was more like drift racing than flying

    I looked at it again to see if it was tricked up.
    The trees didn’t seem to be bending much but it looks for real.
    Maybe the camera position exaggerates it.
    I reckon he has exceeded his x-wind limit by a long way.
    Possibly it is slightly more sheltered right down on the deck.
    Yes, misfit, if you can see the centreline from the cheap seats at tree-top height, that is bad.
    Feel free to break out the white knuckles.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    I see Testes is back.
    Hey, have you established what the age of consent is for toddlers in Tennant Creek?

  8. C.L.

    Cigarette smokers don’t take any notice of the photos on the pack.
    It is not about the smokers; it is about the Hitlerites* having to create outrage (and work) for themselves.

    ————

    * A historically accurate description.

  9. Pete of Perth

    You can buy a pack of cigs for 11 yuan in Guilin

  10. Confused Old Misfit

    Crosswind max in Australia is 25kt. In that vid the xwind would have been lower at the threshold than at 500 feet.
    The wind was coming from the left of the picture and the runway appeared to have a steepish bank close to the left hand side which might have created a lee side effect..
    Nevertheless, the aircraft appeared to have been ony 10 feet or so above the runway when the pilot kicked it straight.

  11. Pete of Perth

    Does mizzz Goward have a list of acceptible question one may use when asking for a root?

  12. johanna

    Rethinking my earlier comment, perhaps Pru Goward has had sex in living memory.

    But, it seems very, very unlikely that she’s had good sex. 🙂

  13. Top Ender

    The ACT has a climate change minister.

    The Feds used to have:

    A Department of Climate Change

    This was followed by:

    Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

    This was followed by:

    Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

    which became the present:
    Department of Industry, and the
    Department of the Environment.

    Won’t someone think of the trees?

  14. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    “Wanna root?”

    “S’pose”.

  15. zyconoclast

    Swedish Dental Expert Fined $50,000 for Exposing Adult Migrants Masquerading as Children

    Bernt Herlitz is being severely punished for trying to reveal the age of fake children. Now he has to pay 425 thousand kronor [$48,500] within 30 days to his former employer Region Gotland – money he does not have. The language of the judgment is harsh and at times activist against Herlitz. Previously, Samhällsnytt revealed that several of the people whom he suggested to the Migration Board were discovered to be adults as a result of medical age tests. Despite this and despite some of them being convicted of gross violent crime, they will stay in Sweden, thanks to the amnesty of the government and the Center Party.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I see Testes is back.
    Hey, have you established what the age of consent is for toddlers in Tennant Creek?

    Give him a break, he’s only just finished sharing a cell with Dylan Vollers.

  17. JC

    Johanna keeps making references to Goward’s lack of sex life believing she’s really funny and witty. She thinks she’s on a winner here, but dirty old , long ago used pot and kettle come to mind.

  18. zyconoclast


    Where’s Black Lives Matter when it matters?

    Until Toronto Police discontinued the controversial practice of street checks, Black Lives Matter pressed and protested to end “carding,” along with anti-gang TAVIS units and cops in schools.But the activist group has fallen silent as gun violence spirals out of control and young black men die at an alarming rate.Of 52 homicides in this city so far this year, 23 victims were black (44.2%). That number jumps to 55% when the 10 victims of the Yonge St. van attack is excluded.And alarmingly, of the 25 victims killed by guns in the first half of this year, 17 were black — 16 men and one woman accounting for 68% of all victims murdered by a gun. Those are frightening statistics from a community that represents just 9% of Toronto residents, according to Statistics Canada.Too many young black men are dying and too often gang violence is a factor.“I don’t blame Black Lives Matter, I blame the idiots who listened to them,” retired Toronto police Staff-Insp. Mike Earl, who headed up the Holdup Squad until 2017, told The Toronto Sun. “It’s the politicians who caved into their demands and made huge changes without having all the facts.”

  19. Viva

    Does mizzz Goward have a list of acceptible question one may use when asking for a root?

    Reminds me of a cartoon showing a stinky old tramp seated next to a pretty girl on a park bench. The caption reads “I suppose sex is out of the question”. Lol

  20. Some History

    And, all you imbibers had better watch out, because they are coming after you next.

    Drinkers got a dose of the moralizing over the weekend. It’s the tobacco control template applied to alcohol.

    VicHealth proposes increasing the cost of alcohol to tackle alcohol-related harm
    Tom Minear, State Political Reporter, Herald Sun
    July 7, 2018 9:00pm
    Subscriber only
    A RADICAL plan to jack up alcohol prices and force bars and pubs to close at 2am has been backed by Victoria’s government-funded health promotion authority.
    New bottle shops and licensed venues could not open in “saturated” areas and alcohol ads during sport on TV would be limited, under VicHealth’s proposal to tackle alcohol-related harm.
    The controversial ideas were part of a draft national alcohol strategy, developed by federal and state ministers, which was put on ice after a fierce backlash from drinkers and the $12 billion hospitality industry.
    The draft plan proposed a minimum price on alcohol, expected to be $1.50 per standard drink, which would push a slab of VB over $50 and blow the cost of a cask of white wine from $10 to $45.
    The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal VicHealth is backing major changes to alcohol taxation, including a volumetric tax on wine and cider.
    VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter said bottle shops should close at 10pm and “on-premises liquor outlets” — pubs and clubs — should stop trading at 2am.
    She also called for alcohol ads to be banned during sports broadcasts in children’s viewing hours, and for tough new restrictions on liquor licence applications.
    “These three reforms have a strong evidence base to indicate they will have the greatest impact in reducing alcohol harm,” she said.
    Ms Rechter congratulated the federal and state ministers for suggesting the alcohol industry be excluded “from any ongoing role in setting or developing alcohol policy”.

  21. Jo Smyth

    The penny has dropped with the Australian that their readership are not very keen on SHY. Whenever they write an article about her, the comments section is not open. They know support for her will be near zilch.

  22. zyconoclast

    What is the chance this will become another publicity stunt/hoax crime?

    African-American millionaire finds note with racial slur in hotel room

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Reminds me of a cartoon showing a stinky old tramp seated next to a pretty girl on a park bench. The caption reads “I suppose sex is out of the question”. Lol

    The standing joke when I was a lad …
    Him : “Would you like to dance?”
    Her : “No.”
    Him : “I suppose a root is out of the question, then?”

  24. Leigh Lowe

    “Wanna root?”

    “S’pose”.

    Him : (Nudge) “You awake?”
    Her : [snore]
    Him : “Jackpot! She didn’t say no”.

  25. Bruce in WA

    Bruce of WA if you are about.
    Looking at a Tikka T3x Lite 223 LH SS topped with a Zeiss Terra 3x (4-12×50).
    Any thoughts?

    Does jealousy count? Nice combination, though I would personally have probably gone for the Varminter with the heavier barrel. My brother has one; fussy about what you feed it, but very accurate. He’s having great results with both OSA Buffalo River 55gr (Sierra Gameking) and PPU 55gr. It also likes my reloads with 55gr Hornady SP and 55gr V-Max.

    My own reloading efforts were vindicated today — four clay targets in the mound at 400 yards. First three shots = three clays. Last clay – 1 over, 1 under and hit on 3rd shot. Four clays for six shots is fine by me, using 60gr Sierra HP Varminter (.223).

  26. zyconoclast

    Pope to Immigrants: the Good Samaritan Did Not Ask for ‘Documents’

    At his “Mass for Migrants” in the Vatican Friday, Pope Francis called for an international response of “solidarity and mercy” to the ongoing immigration crisis.

    Marking the fifth anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa to meet with migrants in 2013, the pope addressed both migrants and rescuers in his homily at the Mass, comparing the latter to modern-day Good Samaritans.

    “I thank the rescuers for embodying in our day the parable of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to save the life of the poor man beaten by bandits,” Francis said. “He didn’t ask where he was from, his reasons for travelling or his documents… he simply decided to care for him and save his life.”

    Transcript (second last paragraph)
    HOLY MASS FOR MIGRANTS
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
    Altar of the Cathedra, in Saint Peter’s Basilica
    Friday, 6 July 2018

  27. stackja

    JS – Oz lawyers don’t want SHY upset.

  28. stackja

    zycon – Pope being very credulous.

  29. Bruce in WA

    Him: Wanna root?
    Her: Nah, no way.
    Him: Well, would ya mind lyin’ down while I have one?
    _________________________
    Him: Nice night.
    Her: Yeah, s’all right.
    Him: Good music.
    Her: Yeah, s’OK.
    Him: Stars look great.
    Her: Yeah, not bad I s’pose.
    Him: Enough foreplay — let’s fuck.
    _________________________

  30. nemkat

    Pru Goward is a troublemaker.

    What she is proposing regards informed consent trivialises rape.

  31. Baldrick

    New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’

    Words that no longer confirm consent:
    Sure, certainly, absofuckenloutely, okay, all right, bloody oath …

  32. H B Bear

    If I’d spent a decade putting my arse imprint on the Red Leather on over $200,000 a year I’d be embarrassed setting up a GoFundMe page to sue a old bald guy.

  33. The Wannaroot law of Pru Goward is really a sop to the divorce industry, and sistahs who want a divorce with a “cash and prizes” mentality…

    (A *hypothetical* NSW based Family Law case…)

    Loman’s Wibber: “My husband had sex with me for years and never got verbal permission”

    Jidge Duckhead: “Well, you’ve got Kennon adjustments up the Washoe…congratulations and thanks for playin’!”

  34. cohenite

    If you want to know why this country is going down the gurgler quicker than snot down a snowflake’s nostril watch this bint advocating renewables on the fucking abc:

    https://twitter.com/ABCthedrum/status/1013719294293639169

  35. Gab

    The Catholic church is being used as a pawn in a well-orchestrated plan to radically alter the Christian identity of European nations through mass migration, said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a bombshell interview last week.

    Yeah well that yapping socialist pope can’t keep his trap shut about Europe taking in more “refugees”, so whaddya expect?

    I think this pope believes he is also infallible when it comes to political comment.

  36. cohenite

    The aforesaid bint is described here:

    http://cpagency.org.au/about-us/people/

    Read it and weep. She has [B. Eng (Environ) Hons; BA Envtl Studies]. FMD.

  37. (A *hypothetical* NSW based Family Law case…)

    Wannaroot v Wannasumunni FCAFC [2019]…

  38. Gab

    So has Sarah sued Leyonhelm yet? Or has she backed down?

  39. stackja

    Solution to consent problem. Chastity and abstinence. Solve population problem too.

  40. Snoopy

    If I’d spent a decade putting my arse imprint on the Red Leather on over $200,000 a year I’d be embarrassed setting up a GoFundMe page to sue a old bald guy.

    Tax rates for da rich are a bitch.

  41. zyconoclast

    40,000 year old fish trap in outback NSW
    On the edge of the New South Wales outback, an ancient site reveals the ingenuity of Australia’s first peoples farming networks

    Ask 10 different people what they think is the oldest surviving manmade structure on earth and chances are you will get 10 different answers. The pyramids of Egypt or Central America? Not even close. Stonehenge? A relative newcomer. The Neolithic farmhouses of the Orkney Islands, or the megalithic tombs of France? At 7,000 years of age, the oldest of these barely registers alongside the granddaddy of them all—the Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina.

    A complex network of river stones arranged to form ponds and channels that catch fish as they travel downstream, the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years. Fittingly, they are not found in such purported cradles of civilization as the Fertile Crescent or the Indus Valley, but on the world’s oldest continent: Australia.

  42. Entropy

    I would think it easier to just not bother.

  43. zyconoclast

    Rethinking Indigenous Australia’s agricultural past

    It has long been thought that prior to white settlement, Indigenous Australians lived a nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Now some scholars argue that the first Australians practised forms of agriculture and aquaculture…

  44. stackja
    #2758786, posted on July 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    Solution to consent problem. Chastity and abstinence. Solve population problem too.

    A VERY old “How Green was My Cactus” (that’s on the wireless, kids) had Keating say we should shoot the unemployed…

    We’re going to see near zero fertility, prostitutes charged with crimes for not having a lawyer on hand the chaperone transactions and even more bias in family law, on top of being REEE!tistic and trivialising actual sexual abuse cases…

    I don’t think Goward has it in her to troll so I can safely say, we’re going backwards.

  45. Ask 10 different people what they think is the oldest surviving manmade structure on earth and chances are you will get 10 different answers.

    GOBEKLI TEPE (Get the coffee!)

  46. Baldrick

    Don’t let the Greenfilth win:
    ____
    Sarah Hanson-Young legal fund – $9,552 raised by 296 people in 2 days
    ____
    “Fight the Greens” – Fight the Defamation Case, David Leyonhjelm – $7,424 raised by 180 people in 2 days

  47. calli

    “I thank the rescuers for embodying in our day the parable of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to save the life of the poor man beaten by bandits,” Francis said. “He didn’t ask where he was from, his reasons for travelling or his documents… he simply decided to care for him and save his life.”

    The Pope must know that the Samaritan was the odd man out in the parable. The priest and the Levite were travelling the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, along with the victim, who is assumed to be a J-w (who, incidentally, looked down on Samaritans from the north).

    Why would the Samaritan ask those questions? He was the stranger. The point of the parable is that he was kind to the victim whereas the “holy” types weren’t.

    The only way the story would fit is if the newcomers showed kindness and love to the locals.

  48. Boambee John

    Atoms for Peace
    #2758628, posted on July 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    If retirees can have their monies deemed as earning interest , why don’t we dock states that lock away natural gas as being deemed to have earned same. Apply that to the GST formulae.

    Brilliant, give them a bit of their own back.

  49. A complex network of river stones arranged to form ponds and channels that catch fish as they travel downstream, the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years. Fittingly, they are not found in such purported cradles of civilization as the Fertile Crescent or the Indus Valley, but on the world’s oldest continent: Australia.

    Maybe proof of primitive aquaculture, but a “built structure”?

    “are said to…”

    Yes well. Can we get some definitive isotope dating on the Bradshaws now? We can’t have archeology based on supposition only.

  50. stackja

    Gab – SHY may not want to be cross-examined.

  51. Hahahaha!

    It costs at least 13k per day to run a local or district court case (all parties, all up).

    Sarah Hanson-Young’s case is going to the Supreme Court.

    She’ll be down to 8k after filing. Add in billable hours and they’ll be able to make appearances and argue for about half a day.

  52. Delta A

    the Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina.

    We visited the fish traps several years ago, after a trek including Bourke (shudder) and Cobar. Saw a dozen or so largish fish swimming around in the shallow traps. Very interesting with plenty of info for the visitor. Probably the only reason one would stop in Brewarrina.

  53. C.L.

    The Catholic church is being used as a pawn in a well-orchestrated plan to radically alter the Christian identity of European nations through mass migration, said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a bombshell interview last week.

    I’ve been saying for years that the Vatican (as distinct from “the Church”) had allied itself to international Muslim groups and nations specifically to protect its place in the public square. The reasoning is that the West’s ‘intelligentsia’ now insists on ‘tolerance’ for liberal-defying, modernity-destroying Islamic notions; ergo: there will be crumbs available for Catholicism and even Catholic dogma too. But no, they’re won’t be. Time and time again, Western lawmakers and opinionists bow low for Islam while continuing uninterrupted their vicious war against Christianity. It has always been an idiotic policy.

  54. Gab

    SHY may not want to be cross-examined.

    Seriously? LOL. So while she’s focused on being the Mega Drama Queen from hell, who’s doing the work she’s paid to do for her electorate?

  55. johanna

    Baldrick
    #2758776, posted on July 9, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’

    Words that no longer confirm consent:
    Sure, certainly, absofuckenloutely, okay, all right, bloody oath …

    I can see it now.

    He: (Trying to obey the new rules) Can we have sex?
    She: What do you mean by sex?
    He: You know, errr (shuffles feet)
    She: Here’s a list of possible things, with boxes beside them. I want you to tick the boxes you want, and if I agree you need to sign and date it in front of an independent witness.

    Hey, where are you going?
    ————————————————–
    It’s about as erotic as doing your tax return.

  56. BENJAMIN WITHAM
    23 mins ago
    Hi Sarah I think it’s time that Senator Looseatthehelm re-examined his notion of being a libertarian and his self-serving notion that offence is only taken, not given. A notion that gives free reign to all sorts of obnoxious utterances by self-defined ‘clever’ types. Best wishes in your calling out. Benjamin

    Yes Ben, I believe in re-education camps as well.

    Am I ‘clever’ and ‘self-serving’ enough for you?

  57. Des Deskperson

    ‘Bungjurno is safely ensconced as a political journalist for the ABC wireless program A.M.’

    Bonge also writes a column for the Canberra Weekly, one of several free mags you can pick up in shopping centres or read while you are waiting for a pizza. Bonge’s stuff – sub-cerebral progressive boilerplate -is sandwiched in between real-estate ads, tradie directories and horoscopes.

    It can’t pay very well and for a ‘ace’ journo it’s a bad look, particularly as the magazine is getting thinner. The fact that he – presumably – has to stoop to this sort of stuff might explain the nasty and bitter comments he makes on social media.

    And he describes himself as an ‘ABC political reporter”. When was the last time he broke any sort of story?

  58. Gab

    No worries, Dot. Sarah will just dip into taxpayer money. The gofundme campaign is merely a decoy.

  59. Roger

    The point of the parable is that he was kind to the victim whereas the “holy” types weren’t.

    Just as the Holy Father is not being kind by encouraging illegal migrants to risk their lives to come to countries where popular sentiment is turning against them.

  60. johanna

    the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years.

    Sez who? On what evidence? ‘At least’ FFS? When is this sheer fabrication going to be called out?

  61. Des Deskperson

    ‘Rethinking my earlier comment, perhaps Pru Goward has had sex in living memory.

    But, it seems very, very unlikely that she’s had good sex.’

    The Canberra rumour mill in the late nineties had her rooting John Howard.

  62. DrBeauGan

    zyconoclast
    #2758779, posted on July 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    The Catholic church is being used as a pawn in a well-orchestrated plan to radically alter the Christian identity of European nations through mass migration, said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a bombshell interview last week.

    And when they discover that the influx have absolutely no idea of how to run an advanced civilisation, it will be too late.

  63. stackja

    Gab – SHY doesn’t need to do anything. Voters accept SHY is being SHY. Otherwise how could she be elected?

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Pope must know that the Samaritan was the odd man out in the parable.

    And that the Samaritan did not take the injured man home and make him part of his family.
    He put him up in a local inn until he was better.
    Like the refugee camps in Syria, which we help pay for.
    Now that things are improving they can start to think about going home again:

    Syrian government calls on refugees to return home (3 July)

  65. I mean, FFS, defamation is a specialised area of tort law as well.

    The law firms cannot be cheap and they’re likely engaged or have silk on staff.

    What a field day. You’d almost not be a cynic if you said lawyers had ensconced themselves as a parasitic class of quasi-tax farmers (what lawyer or accountant would want our labyrinthine and hostile tax system to change, really?).

    I think the claim is limited to 250k if it does not argue relational loss, but she’s probably still got to stump up security for costs.

  66. Boambee John

    johanna
    #2758713, posted on July 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    If ever.

    Her daughter err “featured” alongside Elle Mc P in Sirens.

  67. johanna
    #2758807, posted on July 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years.

    Sez who? On what evidence? ‘At least’ FFS? When is this sheer fabrication going to be called out?

    I think you’re familiar with public policy to see what is going on here.

    The claim is made also in part so the area can never be accurately dated.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Now some scholars argue that the first Australians practised forms of agriculture and aquaculture…

    Yeah, sure, they invented crop rotation, minimum till farming and developed the first combine harvesters.

  69. Snoopy

    the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years.

    I’d love to see the evidence.

  70. johanna

    Gab
    #2758801, posted on July 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    SHY may not want to be cross-examined.

    Seriously? LOL. So while she’s focused on being the Mega Drama Queen from hell, who’s doing the work she’s paid to do for her electorate?

    Senators don’t have electorates, Gab, either literally or figuratively. They are meant to represent the interests of their State (against the other States.)

    There is no sign that Sarah Sea Patrol has ever achieved anything for her State. Mind you, she’s not Robinsona Crusoe in that regard.

  71. 132andBush

    WTF are Fisk and OCO talking about?

    This is a very confusing website and often makes me think I have drunk too much.

    Or not nearly enough!

  72. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Bungjurno is safely ensconced as a political journalist for the ABC wireless program A.M.’

    PvO was presenting the Drum this afternoon.
    The ABC seems to be heaven on Earth for lefties who like to string words together.

  73. Steve trickler

    Speak your mind, Gerard Batten.

    He gives the EU a good uppercut.



  74. Roger

    the traps are said to date back at least 40,000 years.

    I’d love to see the evidence.

    An archaeologist suggests 1000 years is more likely.

  75. Death Giraffe

    You’d almost not be a cynic if you said lawyers had ensconced themselves as a parasitic class

    ..
    What do you mean “almost”?
    In a decent country you would be paid a bounty for each lawyer’s head you brought in.

  76. johanna

    Snide, Des – I like it!

  77. H B Bear

    ‘Rethinking my earlier comment, perhaps Pru Goward has had sex in living memory.
    But, it seems very, very unlikely that she’s had good sex.’
    The Canberra rumour mill in the late nineties had her rooting John Howard.

    Well there goes my theory that the Lieboral Party was the only thing Howard had fvcked.

  78. mh

    Rees-Mogg says no confidence vote in May not ‘immediately’ in the offing

    ‘Immediately’ meaning not today.

  79. zyconoclast

    More fakeness from Trump

    Prosecutors Dropping Remaining Charges Against Trump Inauguration Protesters

    WASHINGTON — The United States attorney’s office for the District of Columbia is dismissing the remaining cases against protesters arrested on the day of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, ending a legal battle that began more than a year and a half ago.

    Federal prosecutors requested Friday in a motion that the charges against the remaining 38 defendants — including one journalist — be dropped. More than 200 people were arrested on Jan. 20, 2017, during demonstrations where some protesters threw rocks and bricks at police officers, set a car on fire and shattered storefront windows.

    “After further review, the United States, in the exercise of its discretion, has determined that these matters should be dismissed without prejudice,” read the motion submitted by Jessie K. Liu, the United States attorney for the District of Columbia.

    Twenty-one of the people arrested that day have pleaded guilty to charges related to violent protest, including one to felony offenses. That protester, Dane Powell, pleaded guilty to one count of felony rioting and one count of assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced to four months in prison, and was released in October.

    According to a statement released by the district attorney’s office, prosecutors believe “evidence shows that a riot occurred on Jan. 20, 2017, during which more than $100,000 in damage was caused.”

    “The destruction that occurred during these criminal acts was in sharp contrast to the peaceful demonstrations and gatherings that took place over the inauguration weekend in the District of Columbia, and created a danger for all who were nearby,” the statement continued.

  80. nerblnob

    Fish traps are not “aquaculture”.

    Using rocks that have been there since time immemorial is not a planned system.

    Rocks in a river are still there after xty thousand years because it’s a lot easier to roll the things in there than lift them out again.

    Where is the academic with the integrity to point that out?

  81. Rockdoctor

    The cave hosts the spirit of a princess from the ancient regional kingdom. She fell pregnant to a commoner and fled from the king, who had her bf killed. She committed suicide, her blood became the Mae Nam Mae Sai river, her body the Doi Nang Non mountain. Her spirit guards the cave and visitors are asked to appease her or risk a flood.

    Nice Testpattern till you launched into the tirade against the idiot Junta (I have no time for them as well but there’s more to it then just that; my post from this morning mentions that a Belgian Diver has allegedly been removed for selling pictures to Euro media & this could be the reason why this step has been taken).

    That said, apparently Thais believe one of the children is the reincarnated boyfriend, also the reason why 12 others were trapped is they were the reincarnated 13 soldiers that killed her boyfriend. They believe that if you displease the Princess she will flood the cave but in this case they believe she wants to keep the children. The diver was taken they believe because he is the thirteenth soldier and the princess has taken someone strong who can protect her. I have been told many teams have been down there unscathed but she chose to keep this one for the reasons above. As you would know Asian’s are very superstitious & I have been told the cave holds some significance & that Farang tourism there is discouraged as a result.

  82. Boambee John

    “I thank the rescuers for embodying in our day the parable of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to save the life of the poor man beaten by bandits,” Francis said. “He didn’t ask where he was from, his reasons for travelling or his documents… he simply decided to care for him and save his life.”

    In the version I read, the Good Samaritan did not ask others for money. He used his own money. Perhaps there is a message there for those who like to do well (on OPM) while purportedly doing good?

  83. I cannot make out what Janet Rice is trying to say.

    Motion to empower women defeated in Australian Senate

    Liberal Democrats (Australia)
    Published on Jul 7, 2018

    In the last sitting week, our Crossbench ally, Senator Fraser Anning, raised a motion which sought to empower women by legalising non-lethal self-defence items. This motion was defeated 46-5. The Greens have their own solution………

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Can anyone translate from cat lady to English what her point was? That Anning introduced the bill and he wasn’t a woman?

    Does she follow MSDS that are written by women only? How about medical advice?

  84. stackja

    zycon – BO DOJ continues as before.

  85. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sexual reminisces in a bar. The Frenchman describes the ebbing ecstasy of Monique, as she repeats “Magnifique Pierre” over and over. Helga in a swoon after Kurt’s performance mutters “Wunderbar, Wunderbar.” The Aussie, somewhat crestfallen, recounts Cheryl’s post coital bliss: “Jeeze Wayne, get off will ya.”

  86. bloke

    My comments today on F/B
    Well yes I noted it in S.A at $2,000 per M/H a few minutes later it was at $13,834 approx. 11.15am then I left the computer now back to $1200.00 incredible.Where did you see that?
    On the A.E.M.O Data Dashboard Graeme now S.A $137.77.

  87. DrBeauGan

    As you would know Asian’s are very superstitious & I have been told the cave holds some significance & that Farang tourism there is discouraged

    They believe a dead princess’s body turns into a mountain range, and we believe in AGW and that solar and wind power can run an economy.

    Not much in it, really.

  88. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    They believe a dead princess’s body turns into a mountain range, and we believe in AGW and that solar and wind power can run an economy.

    Not much in it, really.

    Fact Check: TRUE

  89. Leigh Lowe

    They believe a dead princess’s body turns into a mountain range, and we believe in AGW and that solar and wind power can run an economy.

    And that whales can communicate with Aboriginal elders about how upset they are about coal mining and agricultural run-off.

  90. Rockdoctor

    DrBeauGan
    #2758838, posted on July 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I’m not real fussed myself really to me it is just limestone cavities from millions of years of dissolution by rainwater, I was merely just fleshing out another post with what I have been told today…

  91. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’

    In chickspeak, no means yes.

  92. zyconoclast

    New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’

    Maybe this has something to do with it

    Goward rejects claim of affair with PM

  93. Oh come on

    It must be terrible, unthinkable to be a rape victim. Nevertheless, it’s a really bad idea for such people to be instrumental in sexual assault policymaking. ‘Verbal consent’, ‘enthusiastic verbal consent’ etc…no that’s not how sex generally works. People who don’t have a damaged relationship with sex know how preposterous such concepts are. The impositions of such requirements will be almost universally ignored and, when they aren’t, they’ll be abused.

  94. Oh come on

    The return of testes is probably a good thing on balance. He’ll crowd out the sock.

  95. Men are never victims and women cannot be as violent as men.

    Some idiot connecting the SHY-DL case with a man murdering his own kids?!

    Can she just ask him to piss off?

    Well. Apparently not.

    This is what happens when you don’t pay attention.

    Now sit back and think what proportion of the population does not pay attention but considers themselves well informed.

    We’re rooted.

  96. zyconoclast

    States swing to Labor in grim poll for Turnbull

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suffered a backlash in Queensland while losing ground in NSW and Victoria, according to a new analysis that reveals a powerful swing to Labor ahead of five byelections this month.

    Voters have swung to Labor in every mainland state since the last election, putting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his party ahead of the government by 53 to 47 per cent in two-party terms.

    The Fairfax/Ipsos results show the government’s support in Queensland in two-party terms has slumped from 54 per cent at the election to 48 per cent over the three months to the end of June.

  97. C.L.

    The mother of all send-offs …
    Entire football league suspended:

    Entire footy league suspended indefinitely due to on-field violence.


    On-field violence has forced the suspension of the Far North West Sports League in a remote Aboriginal community until further notice – for the second time in 12 months.

    An emergency meeting will be held in Adelaide this week after Australian Rules and softball games were suspended in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY Land) in South Australia’s northwest.

    SA Police, the SANFL and the federal government, which funds the competition, made the joint decision due to repeated incidents of on-field violence. It led to two recent football games being abandoned.

    Odd that the “APY Land” treasury isn’t funding this sterling comp.

  98. stackja

    zycon – poll doesn’t have good reputation.

  99. We’re rooted.

    Not in NSW without informed consent.

  100. mh

    David Davis has resigned as the government’s chief Brexit negotiator. Here is his letter to Theresa
    May.

    Dear Prime Minister

    As you know there have been a significant number of occasions in the last year or so on which I have disagreed with the Number 10 policy line, ranging from accepting the Commission’s sequencing of negotiations through to the language on Northern Ireland in the December Joint Report. At each stage I have accepted collective responsibility because it is part of my task to find workable compromises, and because I considered it was still possible to deliver on the mandate of the referendum, and on our manifesto commitment to leave the Customs Union and the Single Market.

    I am afraid that I think the current trend of policy and tactics is making that look less and less likely. Whether it is the progressive dilution of what I thought was a firm Chequers agreement in February on right to diverge, or the unnecessary delays of the start of the White Paper, or the presentation of a backstop proposal that omitted the strict conditions that I requested and believed that we had agreed, the general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.

    The Cabinet decision on Friday crystallised this problem. In my view the inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real. As I said at Cabinet, the “common rule book” policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense.

    I am also unpersuaded that our negotiating approach will not just lead to further demands for concessions.

    Of course this is a complex area of judgement and it is possible that you are right and I am wrong. However, even in that event it seems to me that the national interest requires a Secretary of State in my Department that is an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript. While I have been grateful to you for the opportunity to serve, it is with great regret that I tender my resignation from the Cabinet with immediate effect.

    Yours ever

    David Davis

  101. Oh come on

    So according to Prude Goward’s law, pretty much everyone who has ever had sex is a rapist.

    Of course, I suspect this will fall disproportionately on straight blokes. So let’s start off with pretty much every hetero guy who has had sex is a rapist.

    Wow. Andrea Dworkin’s belated triumph is delivered by a ‘conservative’ government in NSW.

  102. Oh come on

    So according to Prude Goward’s law, pretty much everyone who has ever had sex is a ra pist.

    Of course, I suspect this will fall disproportionately on straight blokes. So let’s start off with pretty much every hetero guy who has had sex is a ra pist.

    So here we are. Andrea Dworkin’s belated triumph is delivered by a ‘conservative’ government in NSW.

  103. Mick Trumble’s ‘clever’ new Senate voting laws will come to their logical conclusion soon; Senate half elections requiring quotas equal to 1/7th of the electorate size, no preference trading for small parties and a massive swing to the ALP and GRN.

    So that means an Alliance government with a majority in both houses. The minor right-wing parties will start to get wiped out, rather undemocratically.

    You’re going to get it good and hard in Australia. You’ve given them express written consent.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Unconfirmed reports in the Oz that there’s a fifth boy out of the cave in Thailand.

  105. On-field violence has forced the suspension of the Far North West Sports League in a remote Aboriginal community until further notice – for the second time in 12 months.

    Come on SANFL, harden the f**k up.

    Haven’t you ever seen Walgett fights?

    That behaviour is completely normal and ought to be encouraged.

  106. stackja

    CL – APY doesn’t have any money. Already spent on other important things.

  107. Bergoglio’s improper use of the parable of the Good Samaritan to defend mass migration to Europe is despicable.

  108. So here we are. Andrea Dworkin’s belated triumph is delivered by a ‘conservative’ government in NSW.

    Does anyone here still think the Liberal Party is worth saving?

  109. Rae

    Rethinking my earlier comment, perhaps Pru Goward has had sex in living memory.

    But, it seems very, very unlikely that she’s had good sex.

    Hmm. Two marriages, three daughters. More than likely Pru Goward has had good sex. And more than likely quite often.

  110. Does anyone here still think the Liberal Party is worth saving?

    Probably not. But most here will still vote for them anyway.
    It’s a tribal thing . . .

  111. Oh come on

    Mick Trumble’s ‘clever’ new Senate voting laws will come to their logical conclusion soon; Senate half elections requiring quotas equal to 1/7th of the electorate size, no preference trading for small parties and a massive swing to the ALP and GRN.

    I said it after the 2013 election, when pundits were remarking over the ‘unworkable’ and ‘unwieldy’ Senate with its motley crew of cross benchers – such a Senate would be a lot more conducive to coalition policymaking than a Labor-Greens majority. It was true then and it remains true today.

  112. rickw

    Faaaarrrrk!!

    Pretty good landing for a passenger! That was a passenger wasn’t it?

  113. Oh come on

    No the Libs clearly are not worth saving, but that’s been obvious for years.

  114. rickw

    Hmm. Two marriages, three daughters. More than likely Pru Goward has had good sex. And more than likely quite often.

    Three times is my guess.

  115. johanna

    Poor old JC, ironing his jeans and shaving his back while trying to work out how to get an angle on me re the Pru Goward joke suggestion.

    It’s a puzzler, JC.

    Good luck. 🙂

  116. rickw

    David Davis has resigned as the government’s chief Brexit negotiator.

    How hard is it to say “Fuck Off” and stop wiring them money?

  117. Oh come on

    MV, I know that’s pretty much the only drum you have to beat, but no. I’d say a lot of people here won’t vote for the coalition.

    It’s like one or two people who occasionally claim here that most commenters are Trumble supporters. Come again?

  118. johanna

    rickw
    #2758870, posted on July 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Hmm. Two marriages, three daughters. More than likely Pru Goward has had good sex. And more than likely quite often.

    Three times is my guess.

    More to the point, has anyone asked her if she got explicit permission every time like she is now demanding of everyone else?

  119. rickw

    No the Libs clearly are not worth saving, but that’s been obvious for years.

    They all need the lamp post and piano wire thing.

  120. Gab

    Mass Immigration 2.0 Is Coming to Europe: 27 European and 28 African nations sign Marrakesh Declaration to Increase Immigration to Europe

    The bloodshed that is coming will make WWI and WWII combined look like a small pub brawl. And this pope is adding to it.

  121. Gab

    https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6226

    An article on the condition of Christians in Muslim countries. The central thesis of the article is that “in all of its history, Islam has shown a warlike and conquering face”; that “for almost a thousand years, Europe lived under its constant threat”; and that what remains of the Christian population in Islamic countries is still subjected to “perpetual discrimination,” with episodes of bloody persecution.

  122. johanna

    BTW, for those unaware, Andrea Dworkin (referred to above) was a radical feminist who regarded all p-in-v sex as rape. By definition.

    Wow, we have some serious scholars here. I’m impressed.

  123. JC

    There’s no angle, Fatso. The only reason you’ve been lampooning Goward for a good part of the evening, for supposedly lacking a sex life is because it starkly reminds you of your own. Look around, there’s only a bottle and a dirty glass to keep you company. That’s your life, as well as abusing people over the web. As for grooming advice, go take a shower and shave your own back too.

  124. So here we are. Andrea Dworkin’s belated triumph is delivered by a ‘conservative’ government in NSW.

    This is the abject failure of mainstream conservatism. It has conserved nothing. It also explains the rise of the alt-right. There’s no going back.

  125. Makka

    Odd that the “APY Land” treasury isn’t funding this sterling comp.

    They are dreadful payers.

  126. johanna

    Gab
    #2758877, posted on July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Mass Immigration 2.0 Is Coming to Europe: 27 European and 28 African nations sign Marrakesh Declaration to Increase Immigration to Europe

    The bloodshed that is coming will make WWI and WWII combined look like a small pub brawl. And this pope is adding to it.

    Oh, get a grip. You are like the people here who have been predicting a mass uprising in Australia for years.

    It may fuel your fantasies, but it’s not going to happen.

  127. Rae

    SHY may not want to be cross-examined.

    Seriously? LOL. So while she’s focused on being the Mega Drama Queen from hell, who’s doing the work she’s paid to do for her electorate?

    Senators don’t have electorates. News at 11. Seriously.

  128. JC

    Oh, get a grip. You are like the people here who have been predicting a mass uprising in Australia…

    Memoryfault, come on down.

  129. Death Giraffe

    but it’s not going to happen.

    ..
    We should hope like hell it doesn’t, but can you point to an analogous situation that has ended well?
    Mass movements of people, historically, in my view, are inevitably violent.

  130. candy

    New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’

    Can anyone envisage a moment of passion where a couple stop to ask and verbally state consent and the other party takes note. And if it all goes wrong who does the Court believe?

    Pru Goward I think is an intellectual who doesn’t know how people actually live and behave.

  131. Oh come on

    In HoR, I’ll give first preference to a party or candidate who I think most deserves the AEC funding – probably LDP, we’ll see – and I’ll preference the hapless ALP candidate above Julie Bishop just for the FU factor. In the Senate, it depends. If the ALP is looking the goods to win govt, I’ll vote below the line and preference the Libs above Labor in the hope the Senate remains hostile to a new Labor govt. If not, I’ll probably vote above the line (for the first time ever) for a minor party. Again, probably LDP.

  132. Percy Popinjay

    Seeing as Testes mentioned the Thigh Military upthread (in the first sentence of one of his comments, I never read beyond that), here’s good ol’ Al Sharptonin.

  133. stackja

    Hunters Hill Barber’s legal battle refusal to cut girl’s hair settles out of court
    Stacy Thomas, Northern District Times
    July 9, 2018 1:53pm
    Subscriber only

    IT’S taken months for a Hunters Hill barber shop to settle a dispute over their refusal to cut a girl’s hair.

    The child’s mother claimed he breached the Sex Discrimination Act but the Hunters Hill Barber owner, Sam Rahim, said he was not trained to cut women’s hair.

    The incident occurred before Christmas. The basis of the claim is that the barber shop refused to “simply run the clippers through my daughter’s undercut, because she was a girl”.

    A spokeswoman from Inside Eagles law firm, where the mother works, said his explanation was that he wished to keep his barber shop for boys and men only.

    Despite the dictionary’s definition of a ‘barber’ being a person who cuts men’s hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation, Mr Rahim has had to post a public statement to his social media saying he’ll cut the hair of any gender, as long as the cut is within his capabilities.

    Settling the case, ahead of its October court date, he took to social media, posting:

    “My name is Sam Rahim and I own and operate barber shop Hunters Hill. There has been media attention recently in relation to a sex discrimination claim instituted against me for declining to provide services to a girl who entered my barber shop. Regrettably, there was a misunderstanding between the parties. I am happy to say that the proceedings have now been resolved. The girl is welcome in my barber shop any time and I would be happy to provide the same service to her as I do for other customers, regardless of gender.”

    Mr Rahim said he cannot change the law in Australia.

    “In future, if a female/transgender or any gender comes into my barber shop and would like a buzz cut, (a cut within my capabilities) it would be against the law to say ‘no’.

    “These are the current laws in Australia and, at the moment, barbers have no exemptions like women-only gyms.”

  134. stackja

    The eight-month battle has taken its toll on Mr Rahim, who considered closing his shop on multiple occasions.

    The community supported him from day one. The community threw funds towards his impending legal battle. In a few weeks, more than $32,000 was raised.

    Now the case won’t make the court, Mr Rahim said he’ll use the funds to pay his legal team and any left over will be given away.

    “We will not keep any money but will pay our legal team and with the rest, I would love your suggestion on a charity to donate,” he said.

    “I want to give back to the community and will organise a free sausage barbecue at the barber shop as a gesture to say thank you for all your amazing support.”

    Mr Rahim is not alone in facing court. A Darwin barber shop received a discrimination complaint this year, a Brisbane barber shop has a complaint against it with the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission and a Melbourne-based barber had a complaint dismissed in February.

    Barbering qualifications were reintroduced in Australia two years ago after a 31-year hiatus. To date there are just over 100 apprentice-qualified barbers in Australia. The rest have learned on the job from others here and overseas.

    Some barber shops have had shopping centre leases altered to specify ‘no females’ to cover them if a woman wants a trim.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    David Davis has resigned as the government’s chief Brexit negotiator.

    He’s more polite than Boris Johnson.

    MPs Demanding ‘No Confidence’ Vote After May’s Brexit Sell-out, Boris Calls Deal ‘A Big Turd’

    Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary Boris Johnson, who is probably the Cabinet’s most senior Brexit supporter, is said to have branded the plan “a big turd” at the meeting, and warned that anyone supporting it would be “polishing a turd”.

    Ms May better get out the Brasso and an industrial polishing machine to put some gloss onto this one.

  136. johanna

    JC
    #2758881, posted on July 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    There’s no angle, Fatso. The only reason you’ve been lampooning Goward for a good part of the evening, for supposedly lacking a sex life is because it starkly reminds you of your own. Look around, there’s only a bottle and a dirty glass to keep you company. That’s your life, as well as abusing people over the web. As for grooming advice, go take a shower and shave your own back too.

    Yikes!

    As previously mentioned, I spent my teens and twenties in the period where sexual freedom was tops. No apologies, and boy, did we have fun. Sorry that your life hasn’t been as interesting – or has it? Anything you don’t want to share with the offensively named ‘wifey?’

    Either your are a sexual naif, or you have been lying to your wife.

    Which is it?

  137. Entropy

    Can anyone envisage a moment of passion where a couple stop to ask and verbally state consent and the other party takes note. And if it all goes wrong who does the Court believe?

    In writing or the bloke is fair game.

  138. Oh come on

    Maybe this is a WA thing but I thought it had been decided in the late 1990s-early 2000s that barbers were not allowed to refuse service to women.

  139. mh

    How hard is it to say “Fuck Off” and stop wiring them money?

    Imagine if Trump had the job of negotiating Brexit. The deal would have been done and dusted months ago.

  140. zyconoclast

    The Beginnings

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to them very late
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the English began to hate.

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy-willing to wait
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the English began to hate.

    Their voices were even and low,
    Their eyes were level and straight.
    There was neither sign nor show,
    When the English began to hate.

    It was not preached to the crowd,
    It was not taught by the State.
    No man spoke it aloud,
    When the English began to hate.

    It was not suddenly bred,
    It will not swiftly abate,
    Through the chill years ahead,
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the English began to hate.

  141. What kind of bitter and twisted old lemon tries to shut down a barber shop by exploiting her intellectual supremacy regarding the law?* **

    She’s mistaken her practising certificate with a licence to inflict misery on others.

    IIRC, the SDA makes a provision that basically allows barbers to serve men only, see section 32.

    *H/T Metallica
    ** The law only, everything else, low IQ.

  142. stackja

    Sydney restaurant and bar fined after staff dump unconscious drunk women on footpath
    CLARISSA BYE, Exclusive, The Daily Telegraph
    July 9, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    THIS is the shocking moment bar staff unceremoniously dumped two unconscious women on a Sydney CBD street after they collapsed inside having been served eight shots each in just 40 minutes.

    The prostrate pair were lucky patrolling police found them sprawled on the Liverpool St footpath and they were duly taken to hospital.

    The Korean bar and restaurant, Gangnam Station, was given a strike last week — under the state government’s tough three strike liquor laws — as well as being fined $2200 and ordered to close earlier at night.

    Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) director of compliance operations Sean Goodchild said the venue’s actions showed a “blatant disregard” for the health and safety of patrons and alcohol serving laws.

    “It’s hard to imagine a worse case of a venue failing in its obligations to prevent misuse and abuse of alcohol,” Mr Goodchild said.

    But a bar manager, who did not want to be named, yesterday said staff “were very surprised” when the women “suddenly” started collapsing.

    “We now have more training,” he said. “It was after the last drink they suddenly fall back. Staff very surprised. We think they would go home with friend.

    “Outside they sit down and lie down. Normally we would call taxi or ambulance.”

  143. cohenite

    Can anyone envisage a moment of passion where a couple stop to ask and verbally state consent and the other party takes note. And if it all goes wrong who does the Court believe?

    So video everything you do. If no complaints follow you can still check your technique.

  144. stackja

    Evidence given to the authority by police stated three women visited the venue at 7.55pm on November 9, 2017 and ordered shots of a drink called The Peach, a brand of Korean national drink called soju.

    “Following the seventh shot of soju, two of the female patrons struggled to sit upright, swayed from side to side and slumped back and forward at the table,” the police report stated.

    Despite that the women were still served more drinks, with a waitress collecting two empty bottles of soju from the table and returning a minute later with another full one.

    “At approximately 8.38pm all three female patrons consumed an eighth shot of soju,” the authority reported.

    “After consuming their eighth shot, two of the female patrons collapsed forward on the table and struggled to sit upright before becoming unconscious.”

    Staff and other patrons dragged the two women out of the restaurant and dumped them on the footpath.

    “One of the female patrons vomited on the floor while being carried out,” the police reported stated.

    Nearby patrolling police saw a gathering crowd and organised an ambulance to take the women to hospital, where they recovered without major harm.

    NSW Police has fined the restaurant $2200 for permitting intoxication.

    The closing time for Gangnam Station’s will move from 2am to midnight and it will have to hire a security guard trained in the responsible service of alcohol to be on the premises from 8pm each night.

  145. THIS is the shocking moment bar staff unceremoniously dumped two unconscious women on a Sydney CBD street after they collapsed inside having been served eight shots each in just 40 minutes.

    SHE fucked up, not them.

    The RSA laws are a travesty for personal responsibility.

    Thank you, Boob Carr!

  146. stackja

    7-Eleven axe attack accused posted dark comments to Facebook weeks before, court hears
    Margaret Scheikowski, AAP, AAP
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    BEFORE a 7-Eleven store customer was attacked by a transgender woman with an axe in Sydney’s inner west, he initially thought the weapon may have been a fancy-dress party prop.

    “I wasn’t alarmed at first,” Benjamin Rimmer told a NSW District Court jury on Monday.

    “She stood very close to me and I remember having an ill-feeling something was not right.

    “She was holding an axe with two hands in front of her.”

    He and Sharon Hacker gave evidence of being attacked by a stranger, Evie Amati, 26, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of wounding with intent to murder and one of attempting to wound a pedestrian with intent to murder.

    Three alternative charges allege the intention was to cause grievous bodily harm in the attacks which took place in the early hours of January 7, 2017, at the store in Enmore.

    The attacks are not in issue, but the jurors will have to consider Amati’s intent and whether a defence of mental illness can be made out.

    Prosecutor Daniel McMahon referred to a Facebook message weeks before the attack when Amati quipped: “OMG I just destroyed an old couch with an axe, it was extremely satisfying” and that it had given her an idea.

    Less than half-an-hour before Amati walked into the store, armed with the axe and with a knife in her back pocket, she sent a message saying: “Humans are only able to destroy, to hate so that is what I shall do”.

    Earlier she sent one saying: “One day I am going to kill a lot of people”.

    Her barrister Charles Waterstreet said while the CCTV footage from the store captures “the body of Evie Amati”, the question for them was her state of mind.

    His client was a “super-intelligent” woman of very good character who had hormonal therapy and surgical intervention in Thailand, but who had a history of depression and suicidal and homicidal ideation.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    Reuters reporting that a fifth boy is out of the magical princess cave.

  148. struth

    Johanna knows…..
    Looking deeply into her crystal decanter………………….

    There will be no housing price collapse because, well, she’s never made a bad deal, and there’s never a first.
    Selected areas of high unemployment, like Tasmania had cheap housing until recently, and now is booming, as is the tax money pit of Canberra and it’s surrounds.

    NFI why this would be the case, but obsessed with sex, like most women.
    All the ones I’ve gone out with anyway.
    They just want it all the time.

    I even got raped once, by a fat one, but I’ve already shared that horrible encounter.
    It put me off drinking for a few months.

    Anyone that asks an Australian woman for sex is asking for trouble and needs to seek help anyway.
    Too much baggage and insanity in that demographic.
    As I said to my son, you don’t live long enough to wade through that shit, to try to find the one good one in 10 000.

    Get an Eastern European, or a Korean.
    Bring her home to meet dad and……………………………..

  149. JC

    Yikes!

    As previously mentioned, I spent my teens and twenties in the period where sexual freedom was tops. No apologies, and boy, did we have fun.

    Lol. And look at you now. Please stop with frequently bringing up your concupiscence in you younger days as the thought is disgusting. To most people it sounds like you were charged up with testosterone rather than estrogen.

    Sorry that your life hasn’t been as interesting – or has it? Anything you don’t want to share with the offensively named ‘wifey?’

    Offensively like Hubby? Get the fuck out of here, you appalling screwed up drunk.

    Either your are a sexual naif, or you have been lying to your wife.

    Which is it?

    Let’s get back to first base, fatso. You posted several comments making fun of Goward, suggesting she doesn’t have a sex life. For some reason, it appeared like you thought it was really funny and witty. It wasn’t. It was hypocritical and most people here despise hypocrisy. Look at the dirty glass and the gin bottle. That’s your life.

    More to the point, it’s not a given that Goward’s ridiculous, aggressively feminist position is due to lacking a sex life. You hold an opposite view to her and actually do lack one. Go take a shower.

  150. Ragu

    In writing or the bloke is fair game.

    In this country where the service economy is to rule via our glorious NBN and where no child will not have developed an app by 2020 the solution is simple.

    Fingerprint scans for tinder pals to agree to adventures.

  151. stackja

    Oh for the past:

    The genius behind ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ …
    https://nypost.com/2015/06/09/new-york-post-editor-and-film-critic

    Vincent A. Musetto, who wrote the greatest headline in New York newspaper history, died Tuesday at 74 from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Claire, and a…

  152. johanna

    His client was a “super-intelligent” woman of very good character who had hormonal therapy and surgical intervention in Thailand, but who had a history of depression and suicidal and homicidal ideation.

    Well, that makes attacking people with a machete OK then.

    Another mentally ill person whose fantasies have been enabled and blown up by Transgender Chic.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    His client was a “super-intelligent” woman of very good character who had hormonal therapy and surgical intervention in Thailand, but who had a history of depression and suicidal and homicidal ideation.

    You could have endless fun deconstructing this sentence.

  154. JC

    Stack

    Your link IS DATED 2015. Why are you posting 3 year old obits? Like wtf?

  155. Geriatric Mayfly

    Spot of bother in Haiti, an irreversible shithole.
    But, there’s a good chance that MV Crusader of the Caribbean has already cast its moorings, with Cap’n George Negus at the helm. Breathtaking encounters with de inequalidity guaranteed. Live chickens not supplied.

  156. Mullumhillbilly

    … has anyone asked her if she got explicit permission every time like she is now demanding of everyone else?

    The more pertinent question might be, did she get an explicit verbal ‘yes’ from her husband/partner before the proceedings commenced ?

  157. Mullumhillbilly

    Oops sorry, that’s what you said. I read ‘got’ as ‘gave’

  158. Just confirmed now, Zulu.
    They finally got the English live feed working.

  159. Steve trickler

    And i wonder what the streets look like today? I have not looked, but i’m guessing even worse!

    Released in 1991.

    The walk from 1311 South New Hampshire Avenue to 2632 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.



  160. Oh come on

    Brilliant song, Stevie. One of the very best from the 1990s.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Ms May better get out the Brasso and an industrial polishing machine to put some gloss onto this one.

    But, but … it has been approved by Frau Merkel …

  162. Yeap, Massive Attack produced some corkers.

  163. Gab

    A sixth boy has emerged from the Tham Luang cave, the second rescue today

  164. JC

    You know, pet dogs in a western home are the luckiest animals animals in the world. They don’t have to work, they don’t have to do a thing. In some ways it’s better than a human life because they have to toil for their food and bed. Pet dogs are are the top of the animal pyramid.

  165. Oh come on

    I like the Paul Oakenfold mix, too.

    I think Protection is a better album than Blue Lines, though. After that, Massive Attack went downhill.

  166. Entropy

    Dogs are often required to obey their master, JC. Cats have got it all over dogs.
    Their idiot masters seem to think their precious moggy would never eat a lorikeet, does not need deserving and does it require registration like a dog has to undergo.

  167. Entropy

    Sorry. iPad fingers

    does not need desexing and doesn’t require registration like a dog.

  168. Oh come on

    Dogs are often required to obey their master, JC. Cats have got it all over dogs.

    If you could choose to have a cat’s outlook on life or a dog’s, I think I’d rather be a dog. If you could transplant a cat’s personality into a human, they would be a psychopath.

  169. A sixth boy has emerged from the Tham Luang cave

    Unconfirmed officially, Gab, but yes, it would appear so.

  170. Crossie

    I’ve just watched an almighty stoush between Mark Latham and Richo on Paul Murray’s show. I thought Richo was going to pop a vein right there and then. Accusations were flying all over the place. Mark accused Richo of accepting donations from Ron Medich, then that Richo’s wife worked for a company that had organised crime connections.

    Riveting television.

  171. Gab

    Unconfirmed officially

    But, but the media is reporting it!

  172. Oh come on

    Sounds like lawsuit territory. And if it isn’t, you have to wonder why not.

  173. Gab

    Accusations were flying all over the place. Mark accused Richo of accepting donations from Ron Medich, then that Richo’s wife worked for a company that had organised crime connections.

    Latham would know given he was Labor for how many years. I bet he knows where most of the bodies are buried too.

  174. Rohan

    So is anyone been watching PML on Sky? Latham and Richo were going head to head and Latham made references to Rico’s links to Obied and some panel shop where Latham accused Richo of receiving kickbacks from proceeds of crime.

    Anyone know what that second bit was about? It sure as hell shut Richo up in a hurry.

  175. OCO, I love Protection, particularly the sweet voice of Tracey Thorn.

  176. Now unconfirmed reports of boy seven out.

  177. notafan

    I suppose the local Aboriginals forgot how to use the fishtraps about 9999 years ago.

    Not to mention that no doubt humans used them elsewhere but managed to move on to other more efficient methods
    stuff like nets fishing rods, boats trawlers in the meantime.

  178. Frank

    Pet dogs are are the top of the animal pyramid.

    A poof’s cat would be a pretty cruisy gig.

  179. Gab

    A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10 million in aid, describing Australia as as “worthy of being spat on”.

    Give them nothing. https://twitter.com/australian/status/1016284694252359681

  180. Ragu

    After that, Massive Attack went downhill.

    The Bristol tide evolved from calm trip-hop to something a bit more forceful. I didn’t mind Mezzanine as an album, some great baselines and Tricky in fine form.

  181. Frank

    A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10 million in aid, describing Australia as as “worthy of being spat on”.

    There comes a point sometimes where you start to think in terms of who is expendable in that particular ME equation. The Pallies haven’t really ever done much for the world.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10 million in aid, describing Australia as as “worthy of being spat on”.

    Go and stick your head up a dead pigs bum, Mo.

  183. Pickles

    Melb Cat drinks are this weekend. Sydney next Friday night.

  184. Crossie

    A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10 million in aid, describing Australia as as “worthy of being spat on”.

    Give them nothing.

    Exactly. It seems they think we owe them.

    After 70 years you would think they would get their act together and organise a functioning, self sustaining society.

  185. cohenite

    I’ve just watched an almighty stoush between Mark Latham and Richo on Paul Murray’s show. I thought

    Richo was going to pop a vein right there and then. Accusations were flying all over the place. Mark accused Richo of accepting donations from Ron Medich, then that Richo’s wife worked for a company that had organised crime connections.

    Riveting television.

    They both have guest spots on 2SM, the shit pile laws works for. I wonder which one the station will stick too.

  186. Makka

    As CL says, you must give leftists a kicking especially when they are down.

    Briiliant;

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump
    Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
    More
    They just didn’t get it, but they do now!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1016079192604139520

  187. Crossie

    Richo is now getting it from Pauline Hanson.

    Mr Whatever It Takes doesn’t mind throwing verbal grenades.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    After 70 years you would think they would get their act together and organise a functioning, self sustaining society.

    Impossible. Playing the eternal victim is just far too important.

  189. vr

    the WSJ is reporting that the 7th boy has been rescued.

  190. Oh come on

    Yes that is a beautiful song. Tracey Thorn is one of the great EDM vocalists.

  191. Oh come on

    A senior Palestinian Authority official has condemned a decision by the Australian government to cancel $10 million in aid, describing Australia as as “worthy of being spat on”.

    Why are we not moving our embassy to Jerusalem again?

  192. Crossie

    Why are we not moving our embassy to Jerusalem again?

    Yes, why aren’t we? Would the walking skeleton like to explain?

  193. Makka

    the WSJ is reporting that the 7th boy has been rescued.

    Excellent! Keep e’m coming….

  194. Crossie

    Ooh, airing of Labor dirty linen is continuing between Richo and Mark Latham.

  195. John Constantine

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/james-packer-resigns-from-board-of-family-company-consolidated-press-20180709-p4zqcv.html

    The poor bastard looks so fucked I can’t even joke about it.

    Mind you, given the way that his casinos have pissed off the chicom government by acting as agents to enable hot chinese money to loophole out from under the laws of China, he would have more to fear from the Day of Reckoning than most people.

    It was never gambling, it was always tax evasion for the whales, and the agents of the casinos touting for business in chicom territory knew what they were selling.

    “The bigger risk for Imperial Pacific probably comes from China, not the U.S. President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption has branched out into a crackdown on money leaving the country. At its height in 2013, $1 trillion left mainland China via Macau’s VIP tables, judging from official revenue figures and reported roll. Some insist that Macau’s roll figures represented as little as 10% of the actual total because junket promoters accepted side bets, allowing players to multiply table wagers and helping promoters avoid gambling taxes and the casino’s cut. Those outflows helped curb inflation during China’s peak boom years. Now, in a less explosive economy shifting from investment- to consumption-driven growth, there’s an increasing incentive to keep that money at home.

    That’s led to developments such as Beijing’s attack on underground banking networks; its arrests last year of employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts in China, who are still held on accusations of illegally promoting casinos; and new restrictions on overseas withdrawals via mainland-based UnionPay. All this signals a preference that if Chinese citizens gamble, they do it in Macau, where activities can be most closely monitored. Macau’s recent recovery features an upturn in VIP revenue.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/muhammadcohen/2017/03/01/macau-comes-to-america-on-pacific-island-saipan/#16386a0f71f7

  196. No Bush, I could watch that Jonathan Pie thing over and over again. Don’t apologise.

    It is brilliant just like Trump’s last 24 hours of Twitter. Just great stuff.

  197. pete m

    A Senator represents their State that voted them in. Their State is their electorate.

    Really basic stuff.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    So is anyone been watching PML on Sky? Latham and Richo were going head to head and Latham made references to Rico’s links to Obied and some panel shop where Latham accused Richo of receiving kickbacks from proceeds of crime.

    Anyone know what that second bit was about? It sure as hell shut Richo up in a hurry.

    And he didn’t even have to go to “Alpine Offset fire” and “Swiss bank account”.
    Paul Murray shits me the way he has deified that spiv Richardson … “the great man”.

  199. Crossie

    Paul Murray is a spoil sport, interrupting those two from revealing some more inside info I didn’t know about.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the WSJ is reporting that the 7th boy has been rescued.

    Excellent! Keep e’m coming….

    Daily Mail is also citing seven children as being rescued, but my reading is that they are hoping to bring out two more, before stopping to resupply.

  201. Oh come on

    After 70 years you would think they would get their act together and organise a functioning, self sustaining society.

    I believe Pali per capita GDP is actually relatively high for that part of the world (bar Israel), given they have negligible natural resources, must constantly reconstruct bombed-out ruins whenever they get cute with Israel, plus fund their neverending war and propaganda efforts. I imagine much of that money comes from Palis employed in Israel and aid from Arab gulf states.

  202. Six and seven out now confirmed, Zulu.
    Number eight just reported out but unconfirmed.

  203. Crossie

    President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption has branched out into a crackdown on money leaving the country.

    Does that mean Australian real estate will be affordable again?

  204. Boy eight now confirmed, according to CNN live coverage.

  205. Oh come on

    No Bush, I could watch that Jonathan Pie thing over and over again. Don’t apologise.

    The one he did immediately after Trump was elected is a classic.

  206. struth

    I believe Pali per capita GDP is actually relatively high for that part of the world (bar Israel),

    I wonder what it would be if not financed by global socialists like skeletor and the rest funding them with money their taxpayers know nothing about, and channelled through he Global socialist U.N.

  207. Fisky

    Oh wow. Reason Magazine is now advocating full open borders Communism

    The Hereditary Aristocracy of Citizenship

    It took centuries to (largely) eliminate traditional hereditary aristrocracy. It is unlikely that we can quickly do away with its modern successor. But there is much we can do to reduce the harm it causes. Broadly speaking, that can be accomplished either by broadening access to citizenship, or by reducing the extent of the privileges associated with citizen status. If citizenship no longer determined where you are allowed to live and work, to the extent it does today, its hereditary nature would be far less oppressive. Such a step would actually bring us closer to the system that prevailed in the US for the first century of our history (until the racially motivated Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882), and for most non-Asian immigrants until the 1920s. Alternatively, we can make citizenship easier to obtain for people who don’t have family or ethnic connections to current citizens of advanced Western nations. The best path forward might potentially be some combination of both approaches.

    OK, so it’s nice to know that “libertarians” are being completely disingenuous when they tout restrictions on citizenship as safeguard for open borders. They don’t believe in this at all, in their heart of hearts. What they really want is simply to invite the entire Third World into the West and give them full voting rights.

  208. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Boy eight now confirmed, according to CNN live coverage.

    My compliments, Memory Vault and thank you.

  209. Death Giraffe

    Fuggin hell.
    This children coming out of a cave one by one is like some weird birthing event.
    It’s a boy!
    It’s another boy!
    And another!

  210. JC

    pete m
    #2759012, posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:04 pm
    A Senator represents their State that voted them in. Their State is their electorate.

    Really basic stuff.

    Pete

    If you want to see more state representation, ban senators and lower house members voting in combined party room meetings.

  211. Makka

    I imagine much of that money comes from Palis employed in Israel and aid from Arab gulf states.

    Hundreds of thousans of Palis working in the Gulf and in KSA so remittances also play a huge part. Look, Palis are a real mix. Some are highly educated and outwardly very charming people. The others, well not so charming. The things I learned to loath about them was their deviousness and treachery. It’s epic. You can work alongside them for years, share confidences and have family get togethers and then one day you are an infidel westerner POS to be burned. I was a lot younger then and the education didn’t cause any damage but never forgotten. I really don’t like Palis.

  212. Oh come on

    It’d be interesting to see a break down of foreign aid donors, but I reckon a very big slice would be from rich Arab countries.
    (1 min later)
    Hrm, just googled it. Well, maybe a big slice comes from rich Arabs but most comes from:

    Since 1993 the European Commission and the EU member-states combined have been by far the largest aid contributor to the Palestinians

    Should have known.

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Boy eight now confirmed, according to CNN live coverage.

    I’m counting on my fingers – that leaves four, and the coach still in the cave?

  214. The Hereditary Aristocracy of Citizenship

    ???

    I can’t even…

  215. Oh come on

    I really don’t like Palis.

    Other Arabs don’t seem to like them much, either. They’re useful, though.

  216. Crossie

    OK, so it’s nice to know that “libertarians” are being completely disingenuous when they tout restrictions on citizenship as safeguard for open borders. They don’t believe in this at all, in their heart of hearts. What they really want is simply to invite the entire Third World into the West and give them full voting rights.

    These “libertarians” think that MS-13 and Mexican narco-gangs would leave them alone and only attack other people.

    You could have entire armies cross a non-existent border and suddenly organise into an occupation force. Oh wait, millions of Syrian and other Middle Eastern young men in Europe …

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Richo will not sue Latham.
    There is no way he – or several other big names for that matter – will want to go anywhere near a witness box and discuss a certain unfortunate spontaneous combustion on Christmas eve 1993.

  218. cohenite

    Well, there it is, it’s official, we live in a shit-hole:

    Lauren Southern applied for wrong visa

    Sam Buckingham-Jones The Australian July 9, 2018

    A controversial alt-right Canadian journalist and YouTube star whose visa was “rejected” ahead of an Australian speaking tour had applied for the wrong visa, immigration officials say, and is now waiting on approval for the correct visa.

    Lauren Southern, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, Islam and elements of the LGBTI community, had planned to tour Australia between July 20 and July 29 for a series of “free speech” evenings in major cities.

    She was due to travel with Stefan Molyneaux, the host of Freedomain Radio, on a trip that would also screen her documentary, Farmlands, which explores South Africa and the “looming options between genocide and civil war”.

    Tickets ranged from $79 to hear Ms Southern and Mr Molyneaux speak, to $749 to have dinner with the pair.

    Ms Southern, however, found out last week her Electronic Travel Authority visa had been denied by the Australian High Commission, as she was “not eligible for the service”.

    “You may wish to consider applying for a Visitors Visa (Subclass 600) with the Australian government,” she was told in an email.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Home Affairs today said her application being refused had nothing to do with her views.

    “The individual concerned applied for an Electronic Travel Authority for which they were ineligible,” she said. An ETA visa is for short term stays for tourism or business activities, and is not a work visa, according to the Department of Immigration’s website.

    “The individual has a visa application before the Department which remains under consideration,” the spokeswoman said.

    “For visitors who may hold controversial views, any risk they may pose will be balanced against Australia’s well-established freedom of speech and freedom of beliefs, among other relevant considerations.”

    David Pellowe, director of Axiomatic Events, which hosts conservative speakers, said Ms Southern applied for the 408 “temporary activity” visa many weeks ago and had planned to come to Australia early as a tourist, hence the ETA visa.

    “The advised turnaround for a 408 visa is 10 days,” he said. “Our immigration lawyer advised us it is run-of-the-mill for someone visiting Australia to travel under an ETA while they wait for the 408.

    “This has been going on weeks and weeks and weeks. She’s had to cancel international flights. It’s highly suspicious.”

    In a YouTube video promoting the tour, Ms Southern said Australians are “at a crossroads”.

    “Do you want to retain your culture? Do you want to retain your borders, family, identity?” she said.

    “Or will the boats keep coming? Will the no-go zones keep growing and will you become another victim of multiculturalism?”

    Ms Southern has been contacted for comment.

    1/ Lauren Southern had planned to tour Australia between July 20 and July 29.

  219. Crossie

    The things I learned to loath about them was their deviousness and treachery. It’s epic. You can work alongside them for years, share confidences and have family get togethers and then one day you are an infidel westerner POS to be burned. I was a lot younger then and the education didn’t cause any damage but never forgotten. I really don’t like Palis.

    Americans have also been finding this out the hard way in every conflict in the Middle East where supposedly they were allies.

  220. Makka

    No ME Arabs wants Palis as allies , Crossie. Far too treacherous. They are useful pawns at best but more often a liability.

  221. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Since 1993 the European Commission and the EU member-states combined have been by far the largest aid contributor to the Palestinians

    I’m remembering all the uproar when that old monster, Yasser Arafat, had to leave his “beloved Palestine”, and seek medical treatment, for the disease he died of, in France. It subsequently emerged that the European Union had contributed enough aid to raise Palestinian health facilities to the point where Arafat could have had treatment in his “beloved Palestine” , but the old ogre had paid the lot into his wife’s Paris bank account…

  222. Infidel Tiger

    This cave shit is amazing.

    Even better, the media are being kept in the dark.

  223. Steve trickler

    A view, well deserved.



  224. Leigh Lowe

    This cave shit is amazing.

    Even better, the media are being kept in the dark.

    Oh yeah, and it is shitting them off big-time.
    I read something tonight about none of the patents being told which kids had been rescued.
    Blatant bullshit.
    What is going on is that the parents have made a pact not to talk, and the hospital looks as tight as a drum.
    One thing the Chilean miners experience showed is the wave of celebrity then abandonment is dangerous.

  225. Hell. I like this Jacob Rees Mogg. Unapologetically conservative and rather well mannered.

    Guardian Dwarf interviews JRM.

  226. Oh come on

    What do you think of the F-35, Steve?

  227. rickw

    Melb Cat drinks are this weekend. Sydney next Friday night.

    Will be in Saipan.

  228. Oh come on

    One thing the Chilean miners experience showed is the wave of celebrity then abandonment is dangerous.

    Man that was a weird spectacle as it was wrapping up. All those blokes convinced they’d be millionaires as a result of their experience. Poor bastards.

  229. rickw

    Since 1993 the European Commission and the EU member-states combined have been by far the largest aid contributor to the Palestinians

    Europeans are disgraceful idiots.

  230. JohnA

    Bruce of Newcastle #2758663, posted on July 9, 2018, at 4:54 pm

    Better record it too, for when nanny Pru wants evidence for the court case.

    Australians must give verbal consent ahead of any sexual activity in new planned law

    •New South Wales minister Pru Goward says consent must involve a verbal ‘yes’
    •’It is a responsibility, both in the ask and in the reply,’ Ms Goward declared
    •Her statement comes as NSW government prepares a Sexual Assault Strategy
    •The proposed package will involve a suite of reforms and education initiatives

    Soon you’ll have to sign a form in triplicate.

    Don’t knock it – she’s making it simpler just to get married. Public “I do” recorded for posterity 🙂

  231. Oh come on

    ‘It is a responsibility, both in the ask and in the reply,’ Ms Goward declared

    Well that’s weird. So you can walk down the street asking everyone who passes to have sex with you, and when they ignore you, you can have them charged with something?

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Melb Cat drinks are this weekend. Sydney next Friday night.

    Rows of Korean shots?

  233. Leigh Lowe

    Just watched a re-run of PML.
    “Balmain Welding” seemed to push his buttons.
    Richo … “It was ten years ago. I never took money from Medich. I took it from his brother, because I didn’t like the company he kept.”
    Riiiighhht.
    And “Balmain Welding” seemed to push his buttons.
    “Balmain welding was 40 years ago and no-one can prove nuffink.”
    Really, really convincing.

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