Monday Forum: July 9, 2018

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    Yesterday was the prediction here (as a joke).
    Today we find via Powerline that the #resistance did precisely that.

  2. thefrolickingmole

    Monty has been mainlining Raymond Chandler novels ??

    Heres some highlights from one comment above.

    bullshit
    bagman
    slush fund
    floozies
    schtupped
    pokey.
    Russian mafia

    If anyone sees a slightly corpulent chap waddling round in a trenchcoat and fedora muttering about “crazy dames” or “the 3rd man” its probably Monst.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    You can’t blame Musk-rat.
    He is more into high tech “solutions” that fail, rather than simple human solutions that work.

  4. areff

    BoN: Fiesta Ware’s radioactivity has been known for ages. This piece emits 30,000 times ambient levels.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wluxzlMkoyw

    That said, I don’t think my Fiesta Ware teapot represents much of a threat, so it’s staying in the cupboard.

  5. cohenite

    I see the trolls have been vomiting up a storm about the porn star and Cohen this morning. The argument about the prostitute is the alleged $130K contravenes election rules. The complaint filed on behalf of the prostitute is an amazing thing based as it is on primarily a claim against the prostitute’s original attorney for not getting her the right publicity. It really is fiction.

  6. thefrolickingmole

    John Constantine

    How the feed market look if they get to shut down the live export trade for any length though?
    Woll would probably carry it through, but whethers would crash in price wouldnt they?

  7. John Constantine

    Rural trade journal ‘weekly times’ has land valuer calling top out of farmland values.

    The overwhelming point of the protests against the massive farm rate increases was the consensus opinion that land prices no longer were based on profit potential, but based on the super funds having to get rid of money.

    The ruthless treatment and disposability of on farm managers and contractors by some funds is a revelation of pressure for good numbers.

    Should the funds all run for the door because all asset allocation consultants are trained for identical groupthink, the Ponzi ends out Bush.

  8. OldOzzie

    It’s about time we had a Defence Secretary stand up for our men, says RICHARD KEMP

    Richard Kemp Ex-Infantry Commander says: I WELCOME Gavin Williamson’s determination to protect our troops and veterans from the shameful legal vendetta against them that the Government has not just tolerated but actively encouraged.

  9. H B Bear

    Should the funds all run for the door because all asset allocation consultants are trained for identical groupthink, the Ponzi ends out Bush.

    Yep. If you are looking for independent thought then asset allocation consultants aren’t the people you want to be talking to.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Areff – Our rad safety trainer told us that you’d have to sit on a drum of yellowcake for a week to hit your annual dosage limit. Admittedly that is because in production the daughter elements are removed, so yellowcake has a tenth or less radioactivity of natural uranium (theoretically 1/13th).

    Same goes with Fiestaware – making the glaze would remove a lot of the daughters like polonium and radium. U has such a long half life that it would take millions of years to regain secular equilibrium.

    Then also the decay modes of 238U and 235U are almost entirely alpha, which is only harmful if you ingest the U. Air stops alpha radiation after a few cm.

    I suspect one reason U was popular for the colour orange is that previously arsenic was often used. I’ve made As2S3 in the lab, it is a nice warm yellow colour and is pretty stable. But not all that stable for long term use, such as in paint.

  11. zyconoclast

    When the President was asked about the deadline the government missed to reunite all undocumented children under the age of 5 with their parents, Trump told reporters, “Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.”
    “Is that what you’re saying? You’re punishing the children?” a reporter followed up.

    “I’m saying this very simply: We have laws. We have borders. Don’t come to our country illegally. It’s not a good thing,” Trump replied.

  12. calli

    As for ‘upending’ their lives, a small price to pay for the opportunity to be the heroes of the Resistance.

    I’m puzzled about what they are “resisting”.

  13. Tel

    The overwhelming point of the protests against the massive farm rate increases was the consensus opinion that land prices no longer were based on profit potential, but based on the super funds having to get rid of money.

    But I heard that Australia desperately needed vital foreign investment!

  14. John Constantine

    Wethers cutting over a dollar a head worth of wool a week will be based on this cash flow.

    The feed market tightening up means wethers will be processed for meat, to preserve rations for breeding females.

    The price will drop from all time high back to March prices easily enough, but twenty percent correction is in a normal trading range.

    The processors are outright saying they are colluding in a cartel to manipulate the market price down from near eight bucks a kilo dressed weight to six bucks, so there is the future.

  15. zyconoclast

    In keeping with the diversity and inclusion movement sweeping campuses across the country, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo recently released a 30-page report outlining plans to “improve diversity” via a series of initiatives.

    “In 2011, the campus was 63 percent Caucasian,” the May 2 report informs readers, “in fall of 2017, it was less than 55 percent … but there is still much work to do.”

    The public research institution states it wishes to get those numbers more in line with the state’s percentage of white people, which recent polls hold at 39.7 percent of the population.

  16. calli

    Same goes with Fiestaware – making the glaze would remove a lot of the daughters like polonium and radium. U has such a long half life that it would take millions of years to regain secular equilibrium.

    There was a Father Brown episode on radioactive plates. Russian spies! Good stuff.

  17. zyconoclast

    A decision by France’s financial prosecutor to withhold €2 million in public funds from National Rally is an “attack on democracy” that will cause the “death” of the far-right party, its leader Marine Le Pen said Monday.

    The far-right National Rally (formerly known as the National Front) has been denied an advance on half of its public funding as a result of a June 28 ruling by the country’s financial prosecutor, according to AFP. The decision comes amid an ongoing investigation into allegations that the party misused around €7 million in European Parliament funds set aside to pay parliamentary assistants between 2009 and 2017.

  18. Eyrie

    egg, that looked more like yaw to me. I’d say 1 rev about every 4 seconds. About like a light aircraft or glider in a spin, maybe slower than that.

  19. Geriatric Mayfly

    This Honda lawn mower will go 150 mph

    At last, a quick, clean and painless garrotting on the low hanging branches. My current old bus, only does lacerations, bruising and scarring when overhead obstacles get in its way.

  20. Some History

    Cave rescue

    Magnificent effort and result.

  21. Should the funds all run for the door because all asset allocation consultants are trained for identical groupthink, the Ponzi ends out Bush.

    So why don’t farmers sell up now? If you’re cash poor and asset rich and some idiot wants to pay double, isn’t it time to hit the bid?

    Buy back in later and manage the farm from your new yacht. Give the now out of work funds managers a job shovelling shit!

  22. zyconoclast

    The federal minister of immigration objected Monday to the new Ontario Tory government’s references to people claiming refugee status as “illegal border crossers.”

    Last week, a spokesman for Premier Doug Ford used the term in a statement sent to the media, saying the recent influx of asylum seekers has resulted in a housing crisis in Toronto and “threats to services that Ontario families depend on.”

    On Monday, an emailed statement sent to The Canadian Press from Ford’s office repeated the “illegal border crossers” terminology.

    Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship,
    told a news conference Monday he believes Ford’s vocabulary is inaccurate.

    “I’m very concerned by Premier Ford and (provincial) minister (Lisa) MacLeod really making statements that are difficult to understand when it comes to how they’re describing asylum seekers,” Hussen told reporters in Halifax.

    “These are people who we have a legal obligation to give a fair hearing to, and so we’re applying Canadian law, we’re applying international law and that requires all levels of government to work together.”

    The act of crossing the border at a point other than an official port of entry is illegal. However, according to the federal Customs Act, those seeking asylum in Canada have that right to do so under the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention.

    Hussen addressed the issue of language as he took questions from reporters about Ontario’s call for additional financial help from Ottawa to deal with asylum seekers in Toronto.

  23. Some History

    In 1980, there was a large conservative and semi-libertarian Establishment in this country. There were genuinely conservative newspaper editors, and senior managers in the BBC, and university professors, and managing directors of large companies. Since then, they have been swept away by death or retirement. They have been replaced by Cultural Leftists…

    RTWT

    https://misesuk.org/2018/07/07/anti-leftism-a-century-of-failure/

  24. John Constantine

    Can you put a price on sentiment?.

    Land that agents are hinting could sell for mid two thousands of dollars an acre could drop a thousand dollars an acre if the Superfund Ponzi ends and interest rates go up a few percent.

    Take a long time as a working farmer to claw back the capital value that could evaporate by Christmas.

  25. thefrolickingmole

    The feed market tightening up means wethers will be processed for meat, to preserve rations for breeding females.

    I know the market is very different, but no chance of being caught like the cattle were with unsellable mouths to feed?
    At least as long as wool holds up.

    Oh and was chatting to the bloke who does our pest control, ex ag department.
    He had a little detail on the wild dog situation i hadnt heard about.
    Lot of stations have moved out of sheep into cattle because of dog numbers wiping out the sheep.
    But losses as high as 75% in weaner cattle reported as well, and any sign of a bite mark on a beast (or scarring) instantly reduces the sale price 30%.

    The Ag department disbanding the old dog/vermin control section 20 odd years ago is really paying off eh?

  26. egg_

    About like a light aircraft or glider in a spin

    In perpetuity, however.
    Apparently, the Agena was doing similar also, post undocking.
    IIRC Apollo 10’s LM did similar, once it jettisoned the descent module.
    Undocking seems to be a precarious space manoeuvre.

  27. zyconoclast

    Not so long ago, human diseases caused by parasitic worms were thought to be confined to resource poor communities throughout Africa, Asia and South America. But in this age of global travel and changing climate, parasitic worms are slowly but surely moving into parts of Europe and North America. The long term consequences of increased parasitic worm distributions are difficult to predict, but the harm that infection causes highlights the need for developing control strategies that can mitigate this 21st-century threat to global health.
    Our team of scientists is currently using cutting-edge technologies to combat the single most important parasitic worm disease, schistosomiasis (or Bilharzia).

    Schistosomiasis – which is caused by infection with blood dwelling schistosome flatworms – currently affects hundreds of millions of people every year, often leading to the deaths of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people. Its impact is so great that some have claimed it is second only to malaria on the scale of devastating parasitic diseases.

    Approximately 85% of all human schistosomasis currently occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, but outbreaks have recently been reported on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. People become infected with the parasites when they come into contact with certain types of freshwater snail that produce human-infective stage schistosomes. These parasitic worms rapidly penetrate the skin and develop into adult male and female schistosomes within the blood vessels surrounding the intestines or bladder of infected individuals.

  28. mh

    LEFTISTS CYBERBULLY WOMAN WHO THANKED ERIC TRUMP FOR CANCER CHARITY DONATION

    Woman says online attacks solidified her decision to #walkaway

    https://www.infowars.com/leftists-cyberbully-woman-who-thanked-eric-trump-for-cancer-charity-donation/

  29. zyconoclast

    Young People with Higher Polygenic Scores Were Upwardly Mobile in Their Education.

    We first analyzed educational mobility in a population-representative 1994–1995 birth cohort of twins in England and Wales followed to age 18 y: the Environmental Risk Longitudinal Twin (E-Risk) Study (n = 1,860 participants of European descent with genetic and education data) (SI Appendix, 1.1). Educational levels of E-Risk participants and their parents were measured by General Certificate of Education Examination (GCSE) level (none, 1, 2, or 3) and, for parents only, an additional category of 4 indicating completion of a university degree. Based on GWAS, we expected E-Risk participants with higher polygenic scores would achieve higher GCSE levels by age 18 y. They did (polygenic score–GCSE level r = 0.27, P < 0.001). We next tested if E-Risk participants with higher polygenic scores tended to have grown up in better-educated households. If so, this would indicate a gene–environment correlation that could confound associations between participants’ polygenic scores and their educational attainment. E-Risk participants with higher polygenic scores did tend to grow up in better-educated households (participant polygenic score–parental education r = 0.28, P < 0.001). To test if this gene–environment correlation fully explained polygenic score associations with attainment, we conducted an educational-mobility analysis. We tested if E-Risk participants’ polygenic scores continued to predict their educational attainment after controlling for their parents’ education. Even after taking account of parents’ education, E-Risk participants with higher polygenic scores tended to achieve upward educational mobility (parental-education adjusted r = 0.16, P < 0.001).

  30. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2760151, posted on July 11, 2018 at 1:01 am
    m0nty, you may be able to pretend for a while that Hillary Clinton’s old mate Bill was just a genial fellow who was a bit too handsy, but the way these things tend to go down suggests it will not end well for you. Details will out and Clinton’s goose will be posthumously cooked, and you will end up the goose.

    Fixed that for you, reactionary lackey etc.

  31. Rae

    If only the feminists would read and take note of the wise comments on the Cat.
    What a beautiful world it would be.

    Lol. Dream on.

  32. egg_

    The Search for ‘Snoopy’: Astronomers & Students Hunt for NASA’s Lost Apollo 10 Module

  33. Geriatric Mayfly

    Putting the killer worms to one side, other intestinal parasites which thrive in the Third World are subject to much scrutiny. Their presence strangely coincides with the absence of asthma. The invaders appear to keep the immune system on full alert. A state of balance is arrived at, but allergies etc. have no hope of gaining admission.

  34. Myrddin Seren

    Tom @ 5:31

    I think the left’s hysteria to Kavanaugh’s nomination and the inevitable smear campaign that will follow is a major learning moment for every American with even just a passing interest in politics.

    Here is a major player in the Clintonista faction of the DNC – former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe:

    The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come and will morph our Supreme Court into a political arm of the right-wing Republican Party.

    not ‘their livelihoods’, not ‘their lifestyles’. Their lives.

    McAuliffe is essentially seeking to weaponise both the mentally deranged and the Bader-Meinhoff satellites of the Democrats to murder Justice Kavanaugh and/or his family.

    The intent is clear after the 2017 attack on politicians practicing for a baseball game.

    McAuliffe has to all intents and purposes issued a declaration of war.

  35. Lot of stations have moved out of sheep into cattle because of dog numbers wiping out the sheep.
    But losses as high as 75% in weaner cattle reported as well, and any sign of a bite mark on a beast (or scarring) instantly reduces the sale price 30%.

    They sure have and as feral cats get bigger, they even become a problem.

    When you realise that feral moggies get as big as small leopard subspecies*, you feel sorry for farmers and think twice about going fly fishing in lower butt fuck. I’ve come across feral dogs that are basically the offspring of released pig dogs and kangaroo dogs. Scary shit. A few of them would take down a calf in a cinch. A couple more could destroy a fully-grown cow easily too.

    A few years ago a farmer/shearer mate of mine told me that the old lady who was the champion cattle breeder in her district would not go out on her porch past 5:30 in winter without her shotgun because of the feral dog problem.

    Then there are stories of retirees having to wade into the surf with their pet dogs on the NSW north coast because the feral dogs are so prevalent and aggressive in the surfside bushland up there.

    This is at the same time when we’re seeing a vilification of hunters, farmers and a push to become totally vegan.

    *Check this bugger out. From the Eukey Times, May 2016.

  36. Tom

    Astonishing. The ACCC has this morning released its blueprint to reduce electricity prices without even once using the word “subsidy” or the phrase “renewable energy target”.

  37. H B Bear

    Another attempted snowjob by Lord Waffles vassals.

  38. thefrolickingmole

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Now thats a big cat.
    I saw a few large ferals out while shearing in the bush, but nothing 1/2 as large as that thing.

  39. John Constantine

    The next push by their left will be demanding livestock farmers end the acceptance of predation and build predator proof fences and European style lambing barns.

    Reintroduction of dingo predation into Victorian parks will add to this. The first response to the suggestion was to say all the dingoes would become shot, but the answer to this was to suggest a bounty would be paid to anybody supplying information leading to the successful conviction of a dingo shooter.

    Easy ten grand for your ex-missus.

    Couple grand or so a kilometre for kangaroo/dog proof fence, plus labour to put it up is almost cost effective, compared to bidding against superfunds to get more grazing production.

    No predator proof lambing paddock, no social licence to farm.

  40. v_maet

    ACCC report finds renewable costs have increased by $84 a year since 2007-08 and wholesale costs have increased by $96.

    The increase in wholesale prices is due to more renewables entering the market so basically, renewables caused wholesale prices to increase by around $170.

    One of the key recommendations is for government to effectively underwrite the construction of new dispatchable power sources — either baseload coal or gas 

  41. Infidel Tiger

    Ive said it before but the disconnect between the swill posted by Sheridan, Kelly and co in The Australian and the readership of that newspaper is staggering.

    Never before has a business so hated its customers as the media.

  42. Tel

    No predator proof lambing paddock, no social licence to farm.

    Social license = socialist license.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    no social licence to farm.

    The Greenie who came up with that concept should be lashed to a Thermomix, and flung from a trebuchet.

  44. Shy Ted

    What electric car should I buy?
    Scalextric. Talked to a couple of owners of Teslas and they agree it’s very tedious plugging it in all the time and if you come home from work tired and forget as has happened to both… They’re nearly as bad as vegans talking about their lifestyle choice and ultra sensitive to the non-electrical stuff like tyres, glass and all the other manufactured stuff.

  45. thefrolickingmole

    Social license is a clear sign the person making the claims/having a whinge has absolutely no skin in the game.

    They stand to lose nothing, have no investment or stake in it other than “muh feelz”.

    As a life sentence they should be forced to listen to Montys 3rd man fantasies on the trumpenfhurer for all eternity

  46. EvilElvis

    You can’t blame Musk-rat.
    He is more into high tech “solutions” that fail, rather than simple human solutions that work.

    How typical of our time. Unfortunately, it will get worse.

  47. Rae

    Shy Ted.

    Did you book a cruise for your anniversary?

  48. cohenite

    Tom

    #2760304, posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Astonishing. The ACCC has this morning released its blueprint to reduce electricity prices without even once using the word “subsidy” or the phrase “renewable energy target”.

    It’s a mixed bag. It treads a political tight-rope. The recommendations which are interesting are:

    •Voluntary write downs of network overinvestment, including by the NSW, Queensland and Tasmanian governments (or equivalent rebates). This could save consumers in NSW, Queensland and Tasmania at least $100 per year.
    •Premium solar feed-in-tariff schemes should be funded by state governments and the small scale renewable energy scheme should be phased out, saving non-solar consumers $20-$90 per year.
    •Government support to make bankable new investment by new players in generation capacity to help commercial and industrial customers and drive competition.

    The overinvestment in network needs clarification.

  49. johanna

    hus, for me, if in meeting other Kittehs I share simple hints of what we all wore and our handbag discussions, well that is women for you.

    Speak for yourself, Lizzie. I am a woman and don’t give a rat’s about what people wear, as long as they are clean and neat. I have zero recollection of what people wore at the last social function I attended.

    That said, I do enjoy John Binder (who I suspect is a raging queen) on Breitbart putting up pics and details of Melania Trump’s outfits. She really is a supermodel, and at 50 years old is absolutely gorgeous.

    The photos of her with the dowdy spouses of leaders of other countries just yell ‘USA! Number One!’

  50. Leigh Lowe

    Social license is a clear sign the person making the claims/having a whinge has absolutely no skin in the game.

    We call them “stakeholders” which is weird because most of them have no real stake.
    We used to worry about shareholders, customers, employees and suppliers in that order.
    Now an angry group of a dozen slacktivists in Twatter are at the head of the queue.

  51. Leigh Lowe

    •Voluntary write downs of network overinvestment, including by the NSW, Queensland and Tasmanian governments (or equivalent rebates). This could save consumers in NSW, Queensland and Tasmania at least $100 per year.

    … and cost some taxpayers $200 a year.

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Social license is a clear sign the person making the claims/having a whinge has absolutely no skin in the game.

    Precisely – no skin in the game, no idea of what’s involved, no idea of someone else’s livelihood – the live sheep trade provides a perfect example.

  53. Nick

    An interesting parallel to John’s comments about the likely rise of the dingo is that ‘dingo rescue’ type set ups are being championed in at least one local paper within the goats cheese curtain.

  54. C.L.

    The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh … will morph our Supreme Court into a political arm of the right-wing Republican Party.

    Fingers crossed.

  55. RobK

    the small scale renewable energy scheme should be phased out, saving non-solar consumers $20-$90 per year.
    But isn’t that just a part of the RET? If so, then it just feeds into the large scale certificates.
    Premium solar feed-in-tariff schemes should be funded by state governments 
    To the best of my knowledge, they are already.

  56. johanna

    Minus 6C here last night. Winter is upon us, and I dread the next energy bills. I have both gas and electric, knowing that you always need a backup.

    OTOH, the skies are clear and the sun is shining. The days are now nine minutes longer than at the bottom of the cycle. In my humble joint, every minute of sunlight matters, as it faces the right way.

    The air is crystal clear, the sun is bright, and a few roos are nibbling on the recently defrosted grass on the Golf Course.

    Little do they know that they might be on the menu for NAIDOC week.

  57. Leo G

    Bernard Kerik of Newsmax asks why Paul Manafort is being held in punitive solitary confinement when all that is necessary for his security is administrative segregation.

    Most national correctional minimum standards dictate that solitary confinement should be prevented at all cost for prisoners that are classified as … pre-trial.
    Solitary confinement in prison lingo is also referred to as a special housing unit (SHU), or punitive segregation unit (PSU), and their individual cells are called a box, hole, or cage.
    It’s basically a deathtrap. A 12′ x 8′ solid steel or concrete box with a metal bed, stainless steel sink and toilet, and if you’re lucky, a small concrete or metal writing table and stool. On the solid steel metal door, there may be a 4 x 24-inch window that gives the inmate a slight view of the outside corridor, that can be blackened out by the correction staff at a moment’s notice.

    The Special Prosecutor claims any defendant awaiting trial is normally held in solitary.

    That is false.
    In fact, very few pre-trial prisoners are placed in solitary unless they are vicious predators, or a real threat to our society …
    Paul Manafort is not in solitary confinement in the pursuit of justice. He is in solitary confinement because the U.S. Justice Department is desperate to see a victory at all cost, and unfortunately that cost will include Manafort’s sanity, and his ability to prepare for, and have a fair trial.

  58. RobK

    Social license is a clear sign the person making the claims……..thinks everyone must agree with them.

  59. Confused Old Misfit

    One of the key recommendations is for government to effectively underwrite the construction of new dispatchable power sources — either baseload coal or gas

    You’ve got to pick a pocket or two!

  60. H B Bear

    One of the key recommendations is for government to effectively underwrite the construction of new dispatchable power sources — either baseload coal or gas

    Which The Green-Left Radio (now) Half Hour formerly known as AM has already described as a subsidy for coal power.

    Helluva job by government to so completely fvck up a market for an essential service to the point that it is unable to obtain finance in this country. A perfect example of regulatory risk.

  61. RobK

    The overinvestment in network needs clarification.
    As i understand it, the “gold plating” was driven by a guarenteed 10% return on investment given by the regulator in the form of price increases. Presumably, a write down of that investment would ease the price point.

  62. johanna

    Oh, and can I add my joy and tribute to the brave blokes who rescued the Wild Boars.

    I am proud to hear that an Australian doctor stayed with them, looked after them, and cheered them up for the last few days. Finally, Adelaide has something to be proud of.

    Also interesting is that the heroes were, by and large, no spring chickens. The Adelaide doctor was in his 50s, and so were a lot of the rescuers. Experienced cavers of later generations seem to be a bit thin on the ground.

    I went caving in the southern (below Perth) part of WA back when I was young and fit. I loved it, the dark and lack of space didn’t worry me at all. But, I completely get the terror of people who are not me, and that doesn’t make them cowards.

    Top marks to the Thai authorities who were not too proud to accept help from experts from all over the world. And, plus, plus top marks for refusing to turn it into a spectacle for the MSM.

    I virtually put my hands together and bow.

  63. max

    Re feral dogs etc, from my old neck of the woods:

    Wild dog trappers on the ground

  64. RobK

    The ACCC seems to have a poor grip of the situation and/or it is blinded by smoke and mirrors.

  65. Des Deskperson

    ‘OTOH, the skies are clear and the sun is shining. The days are now nine minutes longer than at the bottom of the cycle. ‘

    Nice over here in Weston Creek, too, Johanna.

  66. C.L.

    The torture of Paul Manafort underscores my argument that Mueller isn’t very bright. I am now also of the opinion that he’s a few citizens short of a jury (if you know what I mean). This is the man whose indictment of the Trollin’ 13 has become one of the most humiliating debacles in the modern history of American ‘justice’ (so-called, in this case). He is also the man who bungled the anthrax case (literally relying on the testimony of two dogs).

  67. Delta A

    I virtually put my hands together and bow.

    Sawasdee.

  68. The overinvestment in network needs clarification.

    That would be:
    1. the costs of power lines to new windmills. (that don’t produce anything usable anyway)
    2. defending the network against the “now you see it, now you don’t” power from windmills and solar

    Also note that there is no mention of the Dannograd government upping the price of brown coal.

  69. egg_

    construction of new dispatchable power sources — either baseload coal or gas

    Something’s going to have to power all those EVs planned for the roads.
    Doh!

  70. Zyconoclast

    Could Donald Trump have put the final nail in the coffin of the world’s largest-ever initial public offering, the much-touted $US2 trillion ($2.7 trillion) float of Saudi Aramco?

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/the-world-s-biggest-ever-ipo-gets-trumped-20180710-p4zql1.html

  71. C.L.

    Seventy-three years after the end of WWII, the United States is paying 68.7 percent of NATO’s annual defence bill. ABC Online has an ‘analysis’ of Trump European visit by “Europe bureau chief Lisa Millar and Roscoe Whalan” that is as undergraduate and moronic as you would expect:

    Donald Trump lands in Europe for NATO summit as anxious allies brace.

    Mere moments before boarding Marine One en route to Brussels for the NATO Summit, US President Donald Trump made his feelings about the alliance clear — again.

    “Frankly, it helps them a lot more than it helps us,” he told reporters.

    “NATO has not treated us fairly but I think we’ll work something out. We pay far too much and they far too little,” he said, before adding: “But we will work it out and all countries will be happy”.

    Mr Trump has repeatedly undercut the nearly 70-year-old alliance, as allies in Europe fret over what further damage can be done.

    His central gripe concerns nations paying their “fair share” towards defence spending. Mr Trump wants the nations to contribute 2 per cent of gross domestic product by 2024.

    That the US is paying for 70 percent of Western Europe’s defence is a … gripe.
    Meanwhile, European Council President (and communist turd) Donald Tusk tries to frighten Trump:

    The President may come across the pond full of bravado but Mr Tusk issued this reminder: “Dear America, appreciate your allies — after all you don’t have that many”.

    And after another trip abroad, Mr Trump may return home with even fewer.

    Just think of all those young men slaughtered in Europe while fighting to save it.
    But the European “president” now laughs about how Europeans and others hate America.

    Cut these scum loose, Mr President.

  72. H B Bear

    Another IYI report into the electricity industry modelling a 20 to 25% fall in electricity prices if only government would follow more IYI advice.

    How about letting me buy electricity forward at these modeled prices instead of the regulated spot market which only ever goes up?

  73. stackja

    Keating superannuation and energy policies keep giving.

  74. Pickles

    Max @ 10.33am
    Dave Worsley aka Dave the Dog Stiffener aka Fanbelt.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    Two moments of breathtaking cluelessness by the MSM …
    (1) Hard-hitting bint on Today to Skeletor “Will Trump meeting with Putin undermine the Australia-US Alliance?” FFS.
    (2) Report into the RAF fly-past in London to commemorate it’s centenary “This is the biggest assembly of military aircraft over London in living memory!” … Er, except maybe for the blitz and the Battle of Britain, you numpty.

  76. johanna

    Just watching Classic Countdown on TheirABC.

    As well as featuring the political opinions of pinheads who have a facility with instruments, it does demonstrate what a wasteland the 80s and 90s were.

    Gosh, I was lucky to have been born in time for the 60s and 70s.

    OMG, they have just put up someone from the Style Council who says that socialism is the answer.

    How very ABC.

  77. Confused Old Misfit

    Isn’t there a Belgian herding dog breed that can tackle wolves? Or the Great Pyrenees or Maremma Sheepdog?
    My ACD is willing enough to tackle anything but a wily old dingo would probably take him.

  78. notafan

    In today’s bizarrest news,

    the oldest cavers were the most experienced.

    How could this be?

  79. cohenite

    Good analysis of Trump:

    The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump’s popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump’s popularity ….

    Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following:

    Trump’s ‘lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship’ By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.

    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

    Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

    We tried statesmanship.

    Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

    We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

    And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

    I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.

    I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.

    I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.

    Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

    The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

    The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

    With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

    During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.

    Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.

    Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”

    General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

    Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”

    That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.

    It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

    Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.

    Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”… Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. … They need to respond.

    This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

    Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.

    Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.

    So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do.

    These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

    So, say anything you want about this president – I get it – he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!

  80. Nick

    Misfit, have a look at a Belgian Shepherd

  81. Tintarella di Luna

    Cut these scum loose, Mr President.

    and let the ululating hordes overtake the braying declining Europe starting first with the unelected Donald Tusk the braying head of the European Union – what a pack of curs. Donald Trump do your thing. Imagine Donald Trump asking the Eurpoean leaders to pony up what they are supposed to pay, that is 2% of GDP for NATO — they haven’t been paying their dues and Donald is calling them out. Go Donald Trump.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
    Workplace regulator seeks charges against ex-AWU boss Melhem

    The Australian
    12:00AM July 11, 2018
    Save

    Tessa Akerman
    Reporter
    Melbourne
    @TessaAkerman
    Brad Norington
    Associate Editor
    @BradNorington

    Bill Shorten’s successor as boss of the Australian Workers’ Union in Victoria faces possible fines running to hundreds of thousands of dollars as he is pursued over ­numerous allegations of artificially inflated membership numbers and false invoices issued for union work not done.

    The Registered Organisations Commission, the workplace regulator, wants penalty orders against Cesar Melhem in the Federal Court, claiming he was responsible for falsely adding 851 non-­members to the AWU’s register and failing to remove 2534 others who had long ceased to pay dues.

    Legal action by the commission against Mr Melhem covers his dealings as AWU branch secretary with six companies or organisations: CleanEvent, Winslow Constructors, BMD Constructions, Geotechnical ­Engineering, the Australian Netball Players’ ­Association and the Australian and Victorian jockey associations.

    Among 156 jockeys allegedly signed up and listed as AWU members on Mr Melhem’s watch without their knowledge were Melbourne Cup winners Michelle Payne and Kerrin McEvoy.

    In a statement of claim lodged with the Federal Court, the ROC details further allegations that the Victorian AWU under Mr Melhem issued “false invoices” to companies for training work not performed by the union. The ­invoices were allegedly then ­described by the AWU as payments of union dues for workers unaware they were members.

    From the Oz.

  83. Mater

    That would be:
    1. the costs of power lines to new windmills. (that don’t produce anything usable anyway)
    2. defending the network against the “now you see it, now you don’t” power from windmills and solar

    3. The costs of rebuilding lots of the network to allow it to work in reverse. It wasn’t originally designed or built to run electricity in both directions.

  84. feelthebern

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

  85. cohenite

    RobK

    #2760340, posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

    The overinvestment in network needs clarification.
    As i understand it, the “gold plating” was driven by a guarenteed 10% return on investment given by the regulator in the form of price increases. Presumably, a write down of that investment would ease the price point.

    On gold plating consider this:

    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=13995

    The first is described by Gillard as “gold-plating” of the electrical network. Gillard compares the electricity supply as being the equivalent to a 10-lane highway when only a 2 lane one is required to meet rare peak demand situations.

    The second prong is being pushed by her Minister Martin Ferguson who is demanding that the states privatise the electricity suppliers.

    Peak demand, the ten-lane part of the energy supply, is indeed occasional but crucial to lifestyle patterns. Daily peak times correspond with departure and return to homes, and seasonally correlate with temperature extremes.

    Australians are already using much less electricity per capita. If peak consumption is to decline further either major adjustments to lifestyle will be required [i.e. being colder or hotter] or, alternatively, brownouts or even blackouts will occur, something Gillard has said will not happen but which have been predicted by the AMEO and the AER.

    In terms of how the ten-lane highway came to be built in the first place Gillard has overlooked the person who was most responsible for the construction of the electricity highway, ALP stalwart, Bernie Riordan, as Professor Sinclair Davidson notes:

    The gold plating she is talking about has its genesis in a union campaign started a decade ago by a bloke Gillard recently appointed to a $350,00-a-year job with Fair Work Australia – former electrical union boss in NSW Bernie Riordan.

    Riordan was the man who in 2004 forced the Bob Carr Labor government to impose the very reliability standards that Gillard is now claiming are responsible for the price gouging of Sydney families.

    incoherent rambler

    #2760348, posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The overinvestment in network needs clarification.

    That would be:
    1. the costs of power lines to new windmills. (that don’t produce anything usable anyway)
    2. defending the network against the “now you see it, now you don’t” power from windmills and solar

    Also note that there is no mention of the Dannograd government upping the price of brown coal.

    This is the other interpretation; that the network has been stressed due to the infrastructure required to cope with intermittent, non-synchronous wind and solar. I can’t find a cost for this infrastructure just an estimate of the total investment in building wind and small and large scale solar which is about $500 million per 100MW of installed power or about 60 – $70 billion. So that amount does not include the connection cost.

  86. Leigh Lowe

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    What is custom now?
    Feed him to the cat?

  87. Nick

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    Penny Wong has been ill?

  88. mh

    Eric Trump on St. Jude Family Being Attacked Online for Thanking Him

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8fKDG3IfmOs

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thai cave rescue: Race begins to acquire movie, book rights

    Erich Schwartzel
    The Wall Street Journal
    7:40AM July 11, 2018

    Now that it is out of the cave, the Thai soccer team may be heading onto the big screen.

    At least one Hollywood producer is already in Thailand scouting the movie rights to the story of the boys trapped in a flooded cave and the harrowing rescue mission that saved them.

    Michael Scott, a co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, said Tuesday he was in northern Thailand near the cave. Pure Flix has begun talking to actors, writers and investors about partnering on a movie about the ordeal, said David A.R. White, the production company’s co-founder. As news spread of the soccer team’s story, some potential partners have reached out to Pure Flix, including Thai investors, he added.

  90. John Constantine

    Their ABC has a billion dollar social license to put anybody it hates into a show trial and declare them unsound and strip their social license away.

    Comrades.

  91. Tintarella di Luna

    Thai cave rescue: Race begins to acquire movie, book rights

    Hollywood dogs on the prowl

  92. Confused Old Misfit

    Nick
    #2760370, posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:34 am
    I may have been remembering a Spanish Mastiff.

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    Did he die on the job?

  93. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2760384, posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Thai cave rescue: Race begins to acquire movie, book rights

    Hollywood dogs on the prowl

    Who will pretend to be Thai? Rex and Yul were good pretenders.

  94. Tintarella di Luna

    Ah Yul Brunner what a great King of Siam he played, magnificent.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Who will pretend to be Thai? Rex and Yul were good pretenders.

    Tim Soupercheapauto is free.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    There’s a market for this – in America.
    This Honda lawn mower will go 150 mph

    I am waiting for the Telsa Lorn-Meister due out next year.

  97. Tintarella di Luna

    Who will pretend to be Thai? Rex and Yul were good pretenders.

    Tim Soupercheapauto is free.

    Can hypocrites pretend?

  98. feelthebern

    The ABC is a shocker on the diversity front.
    My payroll is 8.
    6 born overseas.

  99. mh

    Tory vice-chairs quit over PM’s Brexit plan

    Two vice-chairs of the Conservative Party are quitting their posts in protest at Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit compromise plan.

    Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley warned the PM her plan would not capitalise on the opportunities of Brexit.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44785797

  100. Leigh Lowe

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    Did he die on the job?

    He mufti.
    He have no job.
    Centrelink.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Tory vice-chairs quit over PM’s Brexit plan

    Torexit.

  102. Tintarella di Luna

    The ABC is a shocker on the diversity front.
    My payroll is 8.
    6 born overseas.

    Ours is very diverse, Iranian, Italian, Samoan, Chinese, Macedonia, Syrian – Melting Pot is on rotation quietly in the background

  103. Oh come on

    Here’s a great docco from the mid-90s about the Concorde-Konkordski supersonic passenger jet rivalry. It’s chock-full of awesome national stereotypes, such as the sleazy Frenchman, the arch-bureaucratic Frenchman, the anorak British engineer, the Soviet evil genius, the Russian technocrat with his giant tinted specs etc.

    You at least have to at least skip to about 11 min to hear the tale of the sleazy French spook, his sexy secretary and the flambeed banana. oh hoh hoh hoh!

    Also interesting to note the optimism in the aftermath of dissolution of the USSR of US-Russia technical collaboration and how this force would compete against the Europeans. The Russians are having a bit of a lend in claiming that Konkordski was not technically inferior to Concorde – the Tu144 was chronically unreliable.

  104. zyconoclast

    Check out Diversity Central – their ABC

    It’s a real ratings winner

    Melbourne radio: ABC breakfast continues shedding listeners

    ABC Radio’s decision to move Red Symons from the breakfast slot has continued to cost them listeners, according to the latest radio ratings survey.

    The show, now hosted by Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah, has lost nearly a full point since the first survey of the year, down to an overall audience share of 9.2 points. It is more than two points lower than the same time last year.

    Despite dropping again, ABC management remains unconcerned.

  105. stackja

    MT will rush to praise Mufti. State funeral?

  106. C.L.

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.
    ——-
    Penny Wong has been ill?

    LOL.

  107. mh

    Torexit.

    The UK press should use that. My prediction – there will be a leadership challenge within 2 weeks.

  108. C.L.

    Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

    Obama was one of the most boring presidents in US history.
    Seriously, he would send a meth head to sleep.
    What I love about Trump is that he is a total throwback to the rambunctious, vulgar, funny and un-trainable politicos of long ago – before my time. It is an exciting presidency, it really is.

  109. C.L.

    The Baby Khan blimp fund has turned into a MONSTER fund.
    They’re now planning a bigger blimp.

  110. BorisG

    Thus it is specious to look back in hindsight and declare that had the Stormy Daniels story emerged in Oct 2016, Trump would likely have lost the election.

    I agree.

  111. Tom

    Despite dropping again, ABC management remains unconcerned.

    ABC radio ratings could drop to 0.1% and TV ratings to 0.1% and it would still receive our $1.2 billion per annum because, not only does it flout its charter to campaign for the staff’s favourite green-left political causes, the ABC has no measurable audience targets. And anyone who complains is consigned to the Circular File of Death (ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs) that rejects 99.5% of the 26,000 annual complaints.

  112. egg_

    Check out Diversity Central – their ABC

    Whitebread wipeout.

  113. John Constantine

    Their abc country hour announcer finds that few of the listeners care about Monsanto being sued for roundup cancer.

    Still half an hour for the uni students to get out of bed and start sending text messages.

    https://www.inquisitr.com/4946551/california-cancer-patient-takes-on-monsanto-in-court-claiming-that-the-pesticide-roundup-made-him-ill/

  114. C.L.

    Breaking: Australian cave hero Dr Richard Harris’s father died overnight.

  115. When I asked him about feral cats, he agreed that they are out there, but regarded the notion that they are a serious threat as absurd.

    He hasn’t run into the bigger ones they get in Victoria. There is evidence they’ve been attacking cattle for quite a while.

    I know that should be absurd, but I trust the farmers with the vet bills. Dogs are not known to claw their prey like a cat.

    From the Oz:

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/big-cats-prowl-the-bush/news-story/b77189bc36f543a30d49f0b38fb8da14?sv=da8d30f6732b8cc7c8a27b0162f0972d

    “Big cats prowl the bush”
    REBECCA LANG AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS The Australian 1:59 PM June 24, 2010

    Just over 40km away, Binginwarri dairy farmer Ron Jones was also starting to lose livestock to a mystery predator, as was his 82-year-old mother who lives on a nearby farm. Today the skulls of bovine victims dangle from a tree on his property, a grim reminder of a predator that attacks under cover of darkness. Jones has seen the cat(s) countless times, even shooting at it with his .22 calibre magnum rifle – a weapon he believes lacks the firepower to bring down an animal “the size of a golden retriever”.

  116. egg_

    the Circular File of Death (ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs) that rejects 99.5% of the 26,000 annual complaints.

    So, shut up!

  117. jupes

    They’re now planning a bigger blimp.

    They better hurry. How long does it take to make?

  118. John Constantine

    Looking forward to the Australian left recycling their skywhale balloon and renaming her ‘Stormy’ as they do flyovers of the Trumptopia Tour.

  119. BorisG

    As someone who used to ride along with the left’s fashionable nonsense

    Oh another born-again crank! Kates’s twin?

  120. H B Bear

    ABC Radio’s decision to move Red Symons from the breakfast slot has continued to cost them listeners, according to the latest radio ratings survey.

    Where did Red go? Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians FM?

    While he was a clapped-out geriatric I note commercial radio weren’t exactly knocking the door down to secure this ALPBC “talent”. Most of the staff co-op are completely unemployable outside the workers collective. No wonder they are fighting to preserve it.

  121. Mater

    I am waiting for the Telsa Lorn-Meister due out next year.

    A worthy stable mate for that electric chainsaw. Careful not to get your skirt caught in the blades. 😉

  122. BorisG

    People like Mark Latham show ordinary people that it is possible to think differently.

    I kind of like the guy but it is sometimes hard to take him seriously. But he is a great entertainment value.

  123. John Constantine

    Their abc on their radio country hour announces that a man died from drinking roundup, announces it from their billion dollar bully pulpit, but giggles that they haven’t actually confirmed it.

    All about the easiest storytelling.

  124. Turnip

    A few days ago in the SMH, Fitz wrote about the Australian Women’s 7’s team playing a practice match against a boys school U15 team. Not the 1st XV players, but the U15’s.
    A professional, Olympic Gold Medal team has to practice against 15 yo boys who will likely never even play 1st grade?
    No mention of the score. Lots of talk about competition and bonding.

  125. Helen

    Who will pretend to be Thai? Rex and Yul were good pretenders.

    In the interests of diversity, it will have to be a team of black lesbian women who rescue the boys.

  126. RobK

    a man died from drinking roundup,
    I was emailed an anti round-up peice a while ago by a family member. It referenced a study done in India that found some 60 people died from round-up (a decade or more ago). I read the linked reference to find that all of those cases where suicide by drinking the stuff.

  127. Helen

    With Musk’s submarine.

  128. v_maet

    Zippy @11:13am:

    Apparently the Oregon cattle ranchers were trying to prevent the Uranium One deal.
    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/the-clintons-is-the-oregon-standoff-really-about-uranium/

  129. Nick

    Helen, we laugh now……

  130. v_maet

    Already we have state government’s pushing back on the ACCC recommndations:
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/lnp-rejects-recommendation-to-sell-queensland-energy-assets-20180711-p4zqsr.html

    Funny how Fairfax neglect to mention ALP in the headline/URL

  131. Helen

    Nick, I am not laughing. Deadly serious, sadly.

  132. Bruce in WA

    3D print your own guns.

    That’s cool.

    Yeah, it’d be really cool to think about from your prison cell, too. While only NSW specifically makes it an offence to possess even the code for 3D printing firearms, any unlicensed firearms manufacture is expressly prohibited Australia-wide.

  133. Leigh Lowe

    A worthy stable mate for that electric chainsaw. Careful not to get your skirt caught in the blades.

    Now you are putting words in my mouth.
    (1) I hereby declare that I do not now own, nor have I ever owned, an electric chainsaw;
    (2) It is not a skirt. It is a summer-weight kilt.

  134. egg_

    I am waiting for the Telsa Lorn-Meister due out next year.

    Awaiting the Aldi lawnbot.

  135. egg_

    With Musk’s submarine.

    Strap-on version.

  136. egg_

    Who will pretend to be Thai? Rex and Yul were good pretenders.

    Tim Soupercheapauto is free.

    That Wong Chap?

  137. RobK

    Cohenite,
    Re: gold plating of power infrastructure.
    No argument from me on both points.

  138. Makka

    The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump’s popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump’s popularity ….

    Great speech and very true. Trump is fighting back, boots and all.

    This is the basic truth the likes of Boris simply don’t get. Being polite has won fk all yet these morons still want to bow to leftist strategy and see Trump kiss leftist behinds. It’s never worked and will never work.

    We are are in a dogfight with the left and it’s no place for whining puppies.

  139. Makka

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    And here I am with no champagne.

  140. John Constantine

    Paraquat is the contact herbicide that produces a slow painful lingering death if swallowed.

    For some reason it is a common suicide method in peasant regions.

    This report off the internet I suspect is way out in its figures, but it does indicate the passions involved, and the flood of copycat paraquat suicides that can erupt at times.

    http://www.pan-germany.org/download/fact_paraquat2.pdf

    I personally wouldn’t drink roundup, and object to the closed loop Monsanto ‘profitless production boom’ business model, here is a look at how untoxic roundup really is.

    http://www.crediblehulk.org/index.php/2015/06/02/glyphosate-toxicity-looking-past-the-hyperbole-and-sorting-through-the-facts-by-credible-hulk/

    “By the acute standard of LD50, glyphosate (albeit not necessarily round up brand mind you, which also contains surfactants) is indeed less toxic than either caffeine or table salt.”

  141. John Constantine

    3d gun printing.

    Wouldn’t want to be a registered gun owner in Victoria that had that term in your searches. even looking at it on a screen, with the potential for the State to claim you could have taken a screenshot could be called domestic terrorism worthy of having the public order paramilitary state death squads kicking your door down.

    If you are a pale stale male.

  142. Makka

    Leftist rag predicts dooooooom for the Dems at the mid-terms;

    New poll spells doom for Democrats’ dreams of a blue wave
    Three Senate Democrats are running behind their Republican challengers — leaving Democrats worried about the fall

    A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll shows that the Democratic Party is poised to lose three seats to Republicans in the midterm elections: Republican Mike Braun has a 2-point lead on Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Rick Scott has a 3-point lead on Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has a 5-point lead on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

    Democrats, who have 49 Senate seats at the moment, look likely to win two GOP-held seats, with Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema leading three Arizona Republican candidates and Nevada’s Jacky Rosen leading GOP Sen. Dean Heller by 3 points. In addition, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Jon Tester in Montana are now leading by double digits to GOP candidates.

    Still, that won’t be enough for Democrats to flip the chamber. To capture the Senate, Democrats would need to pick up 10 seats they’re defending in states Trump won in 2016, plus secure an extra two. Republicans are likely to secure their seat in Tennessee, where Marsha Blackburn has a 14-point lead on Democrat Phil Bredesen.

    “It’s looking nearly impossible for Democrats to take back the Senate,” Axios concluded.

    ht/Salon

  143. John Constantine

    GGX gas to grid.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180711/pdf/43wg0by8hhsqzn.pdf

    Even the godless commo hippy French have a legal system that won’t let the State steal legal gas leases off a company without compensation.

    Makes Victoria a more radical commo lunatic State than the frenchies.

  144. Eddystone

    Penny Wong is coming to a “street corner meeting” near my house on Sunday, to discuss what matters in Mayo.

    She’s helpfully listed eight topics:

    Education

    Health

    Protecting penalty rates

    Local jobs

    Respect for pensioners

    Protecting the ABC

    NBN

    Combating climate change.

    I don’t know if there will be questions allowed from grumpy looking old blokes, but does anyone have pressing issues that Penny might be able to help with?

  145. Makka

    Obviously our extortionate energy costs don’t matter in Mayo. Nor does our high taxation rates or high level of immigration.

  146. Eddystone

    Penny doesn’t seem to think government debt, border protection, economic growth, or free speech matter either.

  147. H B Bear

    Already we have state government’s pushing back on the ACCC recommndations:

    Good money to be made by the Pony Club sending 1,000MW of power south into the NEM every day from over-investment in coal fire generators by previous governments while it lasts. Not to mention all those votes from the over-staffed union sites. No wonder Pony Girl isn’t interested in selling them.

    Good luck with the windmills when this excess capacity runs out.

  148. Tiny dancer

    New poll spells doom for Democrats’ dreams of a blue wave

    Doughnut alert for m0ron.

  149. Roger

    I don’t know if there will be questions allowed from grumpy looking old blokes…

    Pretend you’re a pensioner and demand respect.

  150. RobK

    Obviously both the ACCC and the Finkel report were fettered in their terms of reference by the RET elephant in the room.

  151. v_maet

    Lol Roger, the ALP hate pensioners.
    You have to pretend you are a greeny or a union thug.

  152. “It’s looking nearly impossible for Democrats to take back the Senate,” Axios concluded.

    With no more cloture on Federal appointments.

    “You may regret this, sooner rather than later!”

  153. “It’s looking nearly impossible for Democrats to take back the Senate,” Axios concluded.

    This is why monty has all his money on Mueller. Little does he know Mueller always rolls snake eyes.

  154. RobK

    Combating climate change.
    Does she have a cost/benefit analysis?

  155. Eddystone

    Pretend you’re a pensioner and demand respect.

    That did occur to me, but I’d rather not try to be too clever.

    I’m thinking of asking her what number of illegal migrants refugees Australia should take each year.

  156. Chris

    I don’t know if there will be questions allowed from grumpy looking old blokes, but does anyone have pressing issues that Penny might be able to help with?

    How about reducing regulatory compliance costs on gun owners?

  157. Roger

    Combating climate change.
    Does she have a cost/benefit analysis?

    Including the impact on local jobs and pensioners’ electricity bills.

  158. Look, it’s been a pretty good month so far, but we must never lose sight of the fact that we have to keep winning, we have to win more!

  159. Combating climate change.

    Why?

    Fricken cold here!

  160. Combating climate change.
    Does she have a cost/benefit analysis?

    Its written on the other side of the red underpants napkin.

  161. Filbert

    Anon Mahnà
    #2759592, posted on July 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    Whoever recommended Wolfsberg…

    I’ll wait for the second edition. I saw too many typos in the chapters I read on Amazon.

    Just so you know.
    There were no typos.
    I don’t know this xunt Anon Mahna but typical spoiler act by a jealous nobody.

    Thanks to those who bought a copy from Amazon.
    It’s starting to gain some sales momentum.

    Wolfsberg would make one hell of an epic war film, sort of like a cross between Saving Private Ryan and ANZACs… only better than both.

  162. Roger

    I’m thinking of asking her what number of illegal migrants refugees Australia should take each year.

    You could express concern about the impact of unsustainable immigration levels on limited health and education budgets.

  163. thefrolickingmole

    Its Stimpys world, he just lets us live in it…

    Rocket Man: Trump autographs Elton John CD for Kim Jong-un
    Mike Pompeo took disc to Pyongyang but did not get a chance to give it to North Korean leader

    Donald Trump has confirmed he has prepared and autographed a CD of Elton John’s Honky Chateau album, featuring the song Rocket Man, to be given as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
    ….
    “They didn’t give it, I have it for him, they didn’t give it, but it will be given at a certain time,” Trump said. He also hinted there were other presents for the North Korean dictator: “I actually do have a little gift for him, but you’ll find out what that gift is when I give it.”

    The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported that Trump and Kim discussed the Elton John song during their summit in Singapore last month. Kim reportedly had never heard the song and Trump promised to send him a copy.

    This timeline is so much better than the ‘Illary one.

  164. Eddystone

    Including the impact on local jobs and pensioners’ electricity bills.

    I like that one. Also high penalty rates affecting local jobs.

    In reality, it will probably be just a few plants asking dorothy dixers that allow her to promise the world and slag the Libs.

  165. Confused Old Misfit

    Eddystone
    #2760461, posted on July 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Where’s the street corner? Wong needs to be educated about energy and immigration and the effect they are and will have on his/her precious list if they are not addressed immediately.

    1) Education: It’s already on the way to be simply a state sponsored path to deviancy. Wong will be unpleasantly surprised when control is wrested from the “experts” and handed to the mullahs.

    2) Health: The existing systems don’t cope nor will they when they are overrun.

    3) Protecting penalty rates: Don’t have to worry about these. No work anyway.

    4) Local jobs: See 3) above.

    5) Respect for pensioners: They’re a dying breed. They’ll just go faster if energy & immigration are not addressed.

    6) Protecting the ABC: When the wind isn’t blowing or the sun shinning you’ll get test pattern & music. That will be an improvement.

    7) NBN: Marginally less functional than it is today.

    8) Combating climate change: Try to keep warm as the Antarctic ice mass begins to creep over Tasmania.

  166. Mother Lode

    Thai cave rescue: Race begins to acquire movie, book rights

    And if it goes well they will make it a franchise.

    It will chafe at the neck a little that none of the actors is actually Thai, and somehow it all came down to the efforts of George Clooney battling Corporations that are actually responsible.

    Then, after the 5th movie, they will start again with what Hollywood calls a reboot.

  167. egg_

    Lucky last:

    Protecting the ABC
    NBN
    Combating climate change.

    How about:

    Combating the ABC and CAGW.

  168. Eddystone

    Filbert
    #2760480, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I’m enjoying the book immensely.

    Just so you know for any future editions, the P14 Enfield fires .303 rounds. It’s the M17 Enfield that fires 30-06, and its what the Doughboys would have been carrying.

    The P14 was a wartime expedient to try and fill shortfalls by using equipment from the shelved .276 Enfield project. When the Brits had ramped up their Lee Enfield manufacturing capacity, the Yanks used the equipment to make the M17 Enfield to bolster the shortfall in Springfield manufacture, and the M17 was the rifle most used by the Yanks in WW1. (/gun analism 🙂 )

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Richard Pratt’s mistress Shari-Lea Hitchcock guilty of biting cop

    AAP
    11:15AM July 11, 2018

    Billionaire Richard Pratt’s long-term mistress has been found guilty of biting police after the swearing and drunk Sydney socialite tried to resist arrest more than two years ago.

    Shari-Lea Hitchcock, who was dishevelled and stumbling in the middle of a Sydney road in March 2016 before lashing out at an officer called to protect her, was convicted of three charges and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond. “The officer was there doing her job and didn’t deserve to be kicked in the chest and didn’t deserve to be bitten,” magistrate Jennifer Atkinson said in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.

    From the Oz. The lady seems a classy act.

  170. Eddystone

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2760484, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The street corner is in Mt Barker. Do you live there?

  171. stackja

    Eddystone
    #2760488, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Lithgow re-equipped BEF after France.

  172. zyconoclast

    From the Oz. The lady seems a classy act.


    Yes she is

  173. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Richard Pratt’s mistress Shari-Lea Hitchcock guilty of biting cop

    I had to check that last word twice.

  174. The public research institution states it wishes to get those numbers more in line with the state’s percentage of white people, which recent polls hold at 39.7 percent of the population.

    calli

    Good. The sooner useless degrees get seen for what they are, the sooner sense can prevail once again.

    I look forward to the day when most universities collapse under the weight of cost, irrelevance, PC, and online learning. $100,000 for a degree not worth the paper it’s printed on deserves the punish the providers and not just the recipients.

  175. Leigh Lowe

    Thai cave rescue: Race begins to acquire movie, book rights

    Does the amended Hollywood plot have the boys running into the cave to get away from Kevin Spacey and his buddies who are on a “handsy” tour of Thailand?

  176. Leigh Lowe

    Soooo, are we saying that Roundup is not a cocktail mixer?

  177. Leigh Lowe

    Its Stimpys world, he just lets us live in it…

    Rocket Man: Trump autographs Elton John CD for Kim Jong-un
    Mike Pompeo took disc to Pyongyang but did not get a chance to give it to North Korean leader

    All we need now is a CD player and some electricity and we got ourselves a dance party.

  178. struth

    The officer was there doing her job and didn’t deserve to be kicked in the chest and didn’t deserve to be bitten,” magistrate Jennifer Atkinson said in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday

    And if she was a bloke, she probably wouldn’t have been..

    I reckon we have been wondering who our next Trump is without considering the fact it will be more than one person.
    After all we are a constitutional monarchy.

    It will take more than one, but I think I can declare, the war has already been started.
    The retaliation, emboldened by the success of Trump, may just be starting.
    With Latham, DL refusing to apologise, and a few others already starting to take up the fight and realising being nice is not going to cut it.

    Have we started?
    What can we as individuals do to join in the fun?

  179. areff

    ABC Radio’s decision to move Red Symons

    he has since picked up a guest-spot gig on 3AW, but it’s a minimal radio presence.

    What intrigues me about Melbourne AM talk radio is that we have only 3AW, which has gone right off lately since program manager Clark “Himmler” Forbes retired. They zapped John-Michael Howson and replaced him with Rita Panahi, who voices very sound opinions but has no spark. Result: Sunday mornings are a yawn fest or polite disagreement.

    Then they have this leftoid lady doctor who rabbits on about the sacrament of abortion. In the evening, true, there’s Bolt for an hour and Steve Price, but no one with any real fire anymore. It seems to me AW is making a deliberate effort to be “nice”, which of course means it will colonised by the “left”. Should Neil Mitchell kick the bucket, it will be amiable left nitwit Bruce McCallum behind the mike.

    Would very much like to see another talk station start up, but done properly this time — not like the effort of a few years ago that occupied the old 3AK spot on the dial and whose signal couldn’t be picked up in 40% of the suburban sprawl.

    This being Australia, were a native Rush Limbaugh to come along, he be canned after ten minutes. Not one of us, you see.

  180. Confused Old Misfit

    Eddystone
    #2760491, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm
    No, But I am in Mayo and I AM a pensioner.
    Do you have more precise information?

  181. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2760489, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Richard’s comment would be?

  182. Eddystone

    Lithgow re-equipped BEF after France.

    Not sure what you’re getting at here?

    The American soldiers in the book are carrying P14s firing the 30-06 round, which is wrong, but of annoyance only to pedantic gun nerds.

    Other than that, it is a great book so far.

  183. Nick

    Wait till cave rescue gets the all female treatment as per Ghostbusters

  184. Eddystone

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2760503, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Of course.

    It’s on Sunday 15/07 at 12.30 – 1.00 pm at Keith Stephenson Park near the playground, then at 1.15 – 1.45 at Corner of Gawler St and Walker St, Mt Barker.

  185. stackja

    Eddystone
    #2760505, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    Lithgow re-equipped BEF after France.

    Not sure what you’re getting at here?

    The American soldiers in the book are carrying P14s firing the 30-06 round, which is wrong, but of annoyance only to pedantic gun nerds.

    Other than that, it is a great book so far.

    Australian issued rifles and bayonets of the First World War
    Sep 23, 2015 – Australia’s Small Arms Factory at Lithgow had commenced production of SMLE rifles in 1912, but their production facilities were unable to

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Richard’s comment would be?

    Not a great deal, he’s been dead for nine years.

  187. Oh come on

    You need to think of a question that can be asked quickly, is easily understood by your political fellow-travellers as well as swing voters, has fairly broad support and will receive a slippery non-response – and then press her relentlessly to answer the question. Something about immigration. Make the Wong chap squirm like she had to when she had toe the ALP’s former party line against SSM.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    New poll spells doom for Democrats’ dreams of a blue wave
    Three Senate Democrats are running behind their Republican challengers — leaving Democrats worried about the fall

    A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll shows that the Democratic Party is poised to lose three seats to Republicans in the midterm elections: Republican Mike Braun has a 2-point lead on Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Rick Scott has a 3-point lead on Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has a 5-point lead on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

    Two of the three trailing Democrats (Heitkamp and Donnelly) voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch.
    If focussed polling tells them that the right of Trump to have his Supreme Court nominations is an electoral hot button, then Kavanaugh is a shoo-in.

  189. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2760509, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Richard’s comment would be?

    Not a great deal, he’s been dead for nine years.

    Yes. I know. Me wondering: Richard’s comment would be? Sinc probably not like any conjecture on the matter.

  190. Eddystone

    then press her relentlessly to answer the question.

    I’d certainly like to do that, not sure if the opportunity will arise.

  191. Mindfree

    Hi Areff

    I think you mean Nick McCallum – prime grade ‘A” f”wit

    BTW Dr Richard Harris for Australian of the Year to pick the award up off the floor and give it some prominence if it’s worth it – he sure deserves some national recognition for what he did for those kids

    But then again maybe AOTY is beneath him given it’s past

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Moutia Elzahed sentenced to 75 hours community service for failing to stand for a judge
    ASHLEIGH GLEESON, Court reporter, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    THE wife of a terrorist recruiter has today become the first person in NSW to be sentenced for failing to stand for a court judge — receiving 75 hours community service.

    Moutia Elzahed, 50, was found guilty of nine counts of disrespectful behaviour in May.

    CCTV showed she failed to rise nine times in court while she was trying to sue to the state and federal governments in 2016 over police violence and wrongful imprisonment during raids on her Western Sydney home.

    Each offence carries a maximum jail term of 14 days or a $1100 fine.

    Today Magistrate Carolyn Huntsman sentenced Moutia, wife of jailed IS extremist Hamdi Alqudsi, to 75 hours community service.

    Seventy five hours community service, eh? That should show her kufar courts are there to be respected.

  193. egg_

    Wait till cave rescue gets the all female treatment as per Ghostbusters

    Cave Raider, featuring Angelina Jolie?

  194. Confused Old Misfit

    Eddystone
    #2760507, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Thanks mate.
    How kind of him/her to spare an hour broken into two 30 minute segments for Mt. Barker.
    Two temporal escape hatches.

  195. Oh come on

    You need a simple question that she will try to deflect – that’s critical.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    Should Neil Mitchell kick the bucket, it will be amiable left nitwit Bruce McCallum behind the mike.

    There has never been a more hittable head on Australian TV/Radio than the 40 watt dim bulb, McCallum.

  197. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Wait till cave rescue gets the all female treatment as per Ghostbusters

    There’s quite a few all female movies about caves on the internet.

  198. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2760518, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Dover Heights KTC school toilet cleaning?

  199. Eddystone

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2760520, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I doubt if it’s meant to be a serious meeting.

    Oh come on
    #2760521, posted on July 11, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I agree. I think the illegal migrant number question may be the easiest to press home.

  200. Oh come on

    Say, if you ask about energy prices, she’ll just say Climate Change x10, renewballs x100 and the ALP will compensate the battlers and pensioners if electricity prices rise even though they won’t because renewballs. That’s not a great question.

    We all know Wong’s ‘private position’ on immigration is Kevin07’s. Ask her what changes the ALP is proposing to make to the coalition’s successful border policies if they win govt.

  201. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Should Neil Mitchell kick the bucket, it will be amiable left nitwit Bruce McCallum behind the mike.

    How would that be different to leftist busybody Mitchell?

  202. Eddystone

    stackja, thanks for that link.

    Following on from that, here’s a reference for Filbert.

    http://webpages.uidaho.edu/stratton/Enhistory.htm

    In 1910, the British War Office began considering a replacement for the SMLE Mk III….
    Manufactured by the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield, this new rifle was designated the .276-Inch Enfield Magazine Rifle, or as it is more commonly known, the Pattern 1913 rifle.

    With the outbreak of WWI, the War Office decided both to continue production of the SMLE and to commence production of the new rifle–but in .303 British caliber. In October 1914, the .303 Pattern 1914 Rifle was approved. …

    By April 1917, the manufacture of 1.2 million P-14 rifles for the British was nearing completion. An additional 100,000 had been sent to India. With the U.S. entry into WWI on April 6th, the need for additional American rifles was acute, and both Remington and Winchester offered to design a .30-06 caliber version of the Pattern 1914 and retool for its manufacture. The rifle became the U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1917, with production beginning in the summer of 1917.

  203. Filbert

    Eddystone and Stackja,
    Appreciate the feedback on Wolfsberg.
    Will let you two argue the rifle question to a standstill before I bother JHF with it.
    But if you know anything about the author, he knows his weapons.

    True Story: Happy Jack (CO 43rd Bn) writes up the award that leads to the first Medal of Honor for the Yanks in WW1.

  204. jupes

    Moutia Elzahed sentenced to 75 hours community service for failing to stand for a judge

    Did she stand to hear that sentence?

    What is community service these days? Does she have to pick up litter or clean graffiti or what?

  205. Oh come on

    Offshore processing.

    Offshore processing of asylum-seekers who have arrived by boat – this is obviously working and has stopped the boats. What will a Shorten ALP govt change about this successful policy?

  206. Eddystone

    Ask her what changes the ALP is proposing to make to the coalition’s successful border policies if they win govt.

    That’s it.

    I’ll try and get that one in.

    Thanks oco.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dover Heights KTC school toilet cleaning?

    I have no doubt that any community service will be carefully vetted so as to be “culturally sensitive” and “not to give offense.”

  208. stackja

    Eddystone
    #2760530, posted on July 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    CEW Bean wrote ANZACs didn’t realize the damage a 303 could inflict until they saw Turkish war dead at Gallipoli.

  209. Eddystone

    Happy Jack (CO 43rd Bn) writes up the award that leads to the first Medal of Honor for the Yanks in WW1.

    Hey! No spoilers! 🙂

    I’m thoroughly enjoying the book. Thanks for bringing it to our notice.

  210. Confused Old Misfit

    I’ll try and get that one in.

    I’ll try to get up there for one or both of these.
    This kind of thing is often “salted” with the party faithful asking “Dorothy Dixers” that the candidate can waffle on about and it only take two or three to fill out 30 minutes.

  211. Oh come on

    Ask her what changes the ALP is proposing to make to the coalition’s successful border policies if they win govt.

    yes probably best to keep it broad at the start. If she says “we’ll change nothing”, try to follow up with the aspects of the policy she would no doubt dislike (offshore processing and indefinite detention for asylum-seekers). Try and extract a promise on these specifics.

  212. Fisky

    Ask Penny Wong whether she supports boat turnbacks or not. That’s arguably more important than offshore processing.

  213. Eddystone

    stackja
    #2760542, posted on July 11, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    The Mark VII round is designed with aluminium tip under the nose of the jacket so it has its centre of gravity to the rear of the projectile, and will become unstable and tumble end over end once it hits something.

  214. Eddystone

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2760545, posted on July 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Get my email from Sinc if you are coming and we’ll introduce ourselves.

    Re the meeting, I’ll do my best to get a question in.

  215. JC

    My mother’s nursing home gal is from Ghana. I’m not kidding saying this, but she’s one of the most beautiful gals I’ve seen. She’s such a sweetheart too. As gentle as they come.

  216. Zatara

    The doctor is long dead so there is no good reason for these wrestlers to upend their lives like this… unless what they are saying is true.

    Really? You can’t think of one good reason why someone would be trying to smear Congressman Jordan?

    – The Jordan who recently announced his candidacy for Speaker of the House?

    – The same Jordan who is a prime mover in the investigation into corruption of the Obama DoJ/FBI and keeping alive the need for Hillary to answer for her crimes?

    Then you are either obtuse or not very bright.

    As to the accusers “upending their lives” over it, the primary accuser should be well used to that after spending time in jail for criminal fraud. Fraud – as in a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Like smearing a leader of the opposition.

    Unlike what you imply, not even these morons are suggesting that he participated in any criminal act. This is a non-event. Another desperate Dem distraction squirrel.

  217. JC

    And she speaks fluent Italian too to my ma.

  218. Viva

    Just saw this headline in the Oz website.

    Viva to raise $2.65bn for IPO

    Que?

  219. Makka

    My mother’s nursing home gal is from Ghana

    One of my oldest mates married a Ghanaian woman, they live in Switzerland. 3 kids lovely family. She’s a riot on the piss, ex hostie. Love her to death. Ghana has done a good job holding on to their colonial institutions particularly education. They do’t seem to have succumbed to the full on commo African culture after independence and retain a strong Christian ethic. It shows in their people.

    It’s very comforting knowing our oldies are in good hands.

  220. Viva

    Who will pretend to be Thai?

    Twitter will scream Cultural Appropriation!

  221. Makka

    I see Lisa Page has given Congress the bird.

    The GOP really need to #growaset.

  222. JC

    Makka

    When I say she’s gorgeous looking, it’s not one of those pc baloney comments. I’m serious, she really is very beautiful looks wise. I’m very, very critical of female looks and won’t compromise in the decision making process. 🙂

  223. cohenite

    Rod Sims from ACCC just live on Sky answering questions from fuckwit reporters about his electricity report. Standardising the base for discounts will fix the problem says rod as every question is about inflating prices before the discount is offered. Didn’t hear anything about renewables the only reason why prices are high and why rationing will soon occur.

  224. Robber Baron

    The Grand Muff Diver of Australia has died.

    What a great opportunity for the most feminist religion in the world to appoint a woman.

  225. testpattern

    ‘this is obviously working and has stopped the boats’

    Once and future moron drinks the koolaid.

    Smugglers and boats have never stopped, the Aus media has just stopped reporting them. We send smugglers back without bringing them here for trial, giving them an incentive to do it again. Latest turnback was last month en route to NZ via Oz. Seven Chinese flew from Jakarta to Makassar, got a boat to Oz, detained, given a spanking new green and white boat and sent back to West Timor where the smugglers jumped ship and fled. Indon authorities had obviously not been given informed of the turnback so couldn’t arrest the smugglers. Even if they’d wanted to.

    ‘ The three actors who are the crew of the ship allegedly jumped into the sea and fled before we arrived and secured seven foreigners with a ship named Kusum…While the ship named Kusum is known is the provision of Australian water police to foreigners of China to return to the territory of Indonesia’

    http://www.nttonlinenow.com/new-2016/2018/06/27/polda-ntt-lidik-penyelundup-tujuh-warga-negara-asing/

    Jakarta uses ppl smuggling as leverage over us, now they’ve managed to extend the leverage to NZ, where the Kiwis are pressured to do what Jakarta wants in the Pacific ie not support West Papua.

  226. Makka

    So you will be a very regular visitor to your Ma then JC. Good boy.

  227. Snoopy

    I don’t know if there will be questions allowed from grumpy looking old blokes, but does anyone have pressing issues that Penny might be able to help with?

    Ask her when is she planning to get married.

  228. JC

    I go every other day, Makka. It’s important I see her (my mother). She had a very big fall about 4 years ago causing a massive brain bleed. This caused her to have a heart attack and wasn’t expected to live, but the old girl keeps motoring along. She was a teetotaler, would never have had a cig filter touch her lips and kept very active. She has the organs of a 60 year old at 94 according to the doc.

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