Wednesday Forum: July, 11, 2018

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  1. Mater

    I was thinking it would be a decent act and a piece of useful diplomacy, without seeming to be exploitative like Elon.

    I understand Bruce. I’d agree if Australian tourists were involved, but not in this case. Thai awards should be front and centre, even for our people. That said, a quiet (and modest) contribution from our government to the family’s welfare fund, would be a worthy thing to do.

  2. Pedro the Ignorant

    Some Thai bravery decorations would be more in keeping with convention.

    Agree 100%
    I just went to Wiki to see what would be a parallel decoration to Australia’s Cross of Valour for Petty Officer Saman Kunan and there is a bewildering array of awards, most personally granted by the King of Thailand.

    PO Saman Kunan is a hero in anyone’s book, but it would not be appropriate for Australia to offer one of our awards for bravery, especially if it was seen by the Thais as an inferior or lesser award than anything that might be conferred by the King of Thailand.

    “Face” is seriously important to Thais, and in my opinion it would be a mistake for Oz to offer a “foreign” decoration to a Thai national for actions in their country. This shoul exercise the minds of the the protocol people in DFAT for a while.

    Having said all that, I believe that Dr Richard Harris has met every condition for the award of Australia’s highest civilian bravery award, the Cross of Valour, and it should be done immediately.

    The AOTY title is polluted and disgraced beyond redemption by a few of the dickheads appointed and I would be very disappointed if Dr Harris was lumped in with a couple of the flogs already named.

    He deserves far more, and the much higher national accolade of the award of the Cross of Valour.

  3. BrettW

    How about the Aussie Navy (ie. Clearance Divers helped with rescue) invite over the Thai Navy Seal Divers from rescue team for an official visit and bring along the family of the Thai diver who died for holiday.

    After all we just saved some DFAT funds that were going to Pali terrorists families.

  4. rickw

    The front of a first world subsidy hoovering entrepreneur to feel the need to get involved at all in a real world situation with lives on the line in a foreign country.

    They company I work for provided material support for the rescue effort, as far as I know they have not made this public knowledge, but they did make it known to employees.

  5. Mater

    He deserves far more, and the much higher national accolade of the award of the Cross of Valour

    Looking at some of the precedents, I’d be pushing for the Star of Courage.

  6. John Constantine

    If the UberTrump simply tells their turnbullites debacle coalition that they can’t expect America to protect them when all transport fuel is imported through choke points the chicoms can switch off anytime.

    Will Stormy Bishop get desperate enough to try a gillardian boob nuzzle to win control of the Trumpnado?.

  7. Pedro the Ignorant

    Can’t agree about the Star of Courage, Mater.

    The Cross of Valour is awarded “only for acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril”. – from Wiki.

    I reckon Dr Harris’ actions fit the criteria.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Hero for eternity’: Skydiver who saved tandem partner awarded Star of Courage

    The link described Tori Johnson, who was awarded the same “Star of Courage, as having been “executed” by Man Moris at the Lindt Cafe. Can’t your A.B.C. use the right word – “murdered?”

  9. Pedro the Ignorant

    Not for a moment dismissing the outstanding heroism displayed by those people who have been awarded the Star of Courage.

    I just think that Dr Harris displayed incredible courage over an extended period of great peril to his own and other’s lives, and is worthy of our highest decoration.

  10. Mitch M.

    Mary Bissell and her colleagues at University of California, Berkeley, constructed an artificial breast-tissue environment that simulated the essential qualities of normal breast tissue in three dimensions. They then introduced malignant breast tissue into this environment and waited to see what happened. The result came as a surprise to many, though not to Bissell: the cancer cells were normalized.31

    Bissel, M.J., and M.A Labarge (2005). “Context, tissue plasticity, and cancer Are common tumor stem cells also regulated by the microenvironment.”
    ​ Cancer Cell(7)1:17-23

    Many people think cancer is about mutations. Mutations are common, stripping of epigenetic markers is also common, but rarely does the research address what Bissell and Labarge did. We still under appreciate how cells “talk” to each other and how much that can affect cellular behavior.

  11. C.L.

    Of course, Trump is entitled to lecture the Secretary-General of NATO.
    He works for Trump. A bell-boy, basically.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    This is next level brilliant …
    Trump lectures the bejesus out of the NATO Secretary-General at breakfast:

    Most of Europe can’t stand the Krauts. They are awful people. Treacherous and humourless.

    Secretly I reckon the NATO dude would have agreed with everything Trump said.

  13. C.L.

    Dickhead of the day …
    Brad Fitler – whose series success in Origin owed everything to do with injuries, retirements and away-games (for Queensland) – decided to chillax and be both coach and colour commentator for Channel Nine during tonight’s derby.
    What a dickhead.

  14. Alan Umbers

    To RickW: Thank you.

  15. max

    This country is Dastyar-ied to a degree we seem to not want to accept and that our communist media will not report.

    Indeed. Former politicians have made tidy fortunes and never been called out – Andrew Robb, Hawke, Carr, Keating.

  16. It’s Remarkable

    Oh well Qld should win – it was at Suncorp after all

  17. So Mitch cancer occurs in areas which have been altered as well?

    I am sympathetic to the metabolism idea. I think cancer is a blue screen of death as the body tries to reboot, but reboots too hard.

  18. cohenite

    Mary Bissell and her colleagues at University of California, Berkeley, constructed an artificial breast-tissue environment that simulated the essential qualities of normal breast tissue in three dimensions.

    I can see a market for that.

  19. C.L.

    I just think that Dr Harris displayed incredible courage over an extended period of great peril to his own and other’s lives, and is worthy of our highest decoration.

    Hear hear.
    While I fully accept and endorse conferral of the CV being rare – thus protecting its prestige – I also believe the Commonwealth is absurdly niggardly with the award. Just five recipients in 50 years. If you look at those recipients, a few were for rather ordinary feats (relatively speaking). Harris’ deeds surpass all of them, in my opinion. Pretty obviously, the coppers were boosted by police top brass.

  20. I just think that Dr Harris displayed incredible courage over an extended period of great peril to his own and other’s lives, and is worthy of our highest decoration.

    Putting aside bickering about just which award it should be, I think most of us are agreed that
    Dr Harris is worthy of some form of recognition.

    Unfortunately, we also know it is not likely to happen in our current political climate. He is, after all, a white Caucasian male, and his exploits did not involve a single woman or indigenous person. I doubt it will even crack a mention from Turdbull. Or Shortfilth.

  21. jupes

    This is next level brilliant …
    Trump lectures the bejesus out of the NATO Secretary-General at breakfast:

    Clear and to the point. There could be no argument about anything he said and by mentioning the unfairness to US taxpayers, he brought home the bottom line to a gaggle of professional diplomats who haven’t heard jargon-free speech or considered a taxpayer for decades.

    Magnificent.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Trump must be the worst puppet the Ruskies have ever installed.

    He’s done nothing but trash them for 18 months.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    Bill Kristol
    @BillKristol
    An American president abroad, whining petulantly and ignorantly, and so diminishing his office and our country, is a spectacle I never expected to see.
    7:23 PM · Jul 11, 2018

    Captain Stubing is upset!

  24. Mitch M.

    So Mitch cancer occurs in areas which have been altered as well?

    Possibly. Cancer is not something I read that much about. Earlier in the week though I came across the striking idea that many cancer cells have become demethylated, effectively losing all their epigenetic signatures. That is just like a zygote, most epigenetic markers are stripped from sperm and ovum and gradually introduced to guide cell specialization(which strikes me as remarkably intelligent design because methylation, by my understanding, is not particularly well guided as a process. That is like the argument put forward many years ago that cancer cells have reactivated an ancient genome network common single celled organisms: divide, divide, divide!

    One reason smoking is so carcinogenic is that the loss of oxygen in tissues induces a stress response via a key gene regulator: Hypoxia Inducible Factor, a known cancer driver because it promotes angiogenesis(growth of blood vessels), which is essential for tumor growth. In tumours HIF can be highly expressed because the internal cells of the tumour often don’t have a good oxygen supply.

    Inflammation is another prominent issue in the microenvironment. Some inflammatory mediators can promote angiogenesis and induce DNA damage. Aging induces “inflammaging”, a term for the all too common inflammation that occurs with aging. Very difficult to address. It is possible to have inflammation status measured but it is a specific test not covered by medicare or health insurance. Still worth thinking about although the standard full blood examination that measures white blood cell count might serve as a proxy. Interestingly, smokers often have elevated white blood cell count and if there is a high neutrophil count well I’ve seen some studies suggesting neutrophils, a primary type of immune cell the is created and dies by the millions on regular basis(day), may actually prevent an immune response against cancer cells. So the environment of our blood is also an important component.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not for a moment dismissing the outstanding heroism displayed by those people who have been awarded the Star of Courage.

    Aside from Wikpedia, is there a comprehensive list of who has been awarded a Star of Courage? I seem to remember a platoon commander from 2/4 RAR, who was awarded one for rescuing a R.A.A.F air crewman from a crashed helicopter on Kangaroo 81?

  26. Fisky

    If Trump really wants to get under the Euroweenies’ skin, he must gang up with Poland, Italy, etc, and force NATO to issue a communique stating that all members have a collective obligation to stop illegal immigrants and turn the boats around.

  27. Top Ender

    If we’re handing out Stars of Courage can there be one given to:

    Teddy Sheean of HMAS Armidale
    Hec Waller of HMAS Perth
    Robert Rankin of HMAS Yarra
    Buck Taylor of HMAS Yarra

    All Navy WWII. The first two got posthumous Mention in Despatches – not even a medal although worthy.

    The last two got nothing.

  28. Fisky

    Merkel endangered the security of a number of NATO members by inviting 1.5 million “refugees” into Europe, some of which proved to be ISIS. Trump really needs to go after her on this, and get all the populist states on side. Illegal immigration is a much bigger threat than Russia anyway.

  29. Mitch M.

    Illegal immigration is a much bigger threat than Russia anyway.

    The only threat Russia poses is if it is attacked because Russian military is so degraded their only viable defense would be nuclear weapons. European countries aren’t worried about Russia except for propaganda purposes so I’m not surprised they have been happy to let the USA carry the load. The USA has been a mug, Trump is right about that.

  30. zyconoclast

    China’s silky charming of Arabia
    President Xi Jinping has promised more than $23 billion in loans and aid to Arab states, as Beijing ramps up ties with the Middle East; this includes aid for Palestine; Beijing foresees importing a whopping $8 trillion from Arab states up to 2025

    Under the radar, away from World Cup frenzy and the merger and acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo Inc. and Fiat, the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), established in 2004, sailed on in Beijing, hosted by President Xi Jinping.

  31. zyconoclast

    ‘The depression was just gone’: People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives

    AFTER A LITANY of prescriptions failed to control her stormy mood swings and deep depression, writer Ayelet Waldman finally found relief in a blue vial of diluted LSD.

    Feeling she “had nothing to lose”, the San Francisco Bay-area former federal public defender deposited two tiny drops of the psychedelic drug under her tongue – and soon felt her gloom subside.

  32. If the UberTrump simply tells their turnbullites debacle coalition that they can’t expect America to protect them when all transport fuel is imported through choke points the chicoms can switch off anytime.

    And that is why many believe we are led by traitors.
    No fuel and a skirtified ADF, puts us in a indefensible state.

    (words chosen carefully)

  33. Infidel Tiger

    Poland is desperate for US bases.

    Trump needs to make it happen and tell the sausage smugglers it is over.

  34. Trump needs to make it happen and tell the sausage smugglers it is over.

    Not disagreeing IT, but I think Erdogan in Turkey is a more urgent issue for Trump right now.

  35. Fisky

    Very interesting thread about how Trump’s anti-NATO play could run, by a guy called (((Dan Shapiro))). Jokes aside, we do have to consider the possibility that the entire Western alliance is about to unravel, and take very serious and dramatic steps to build up our military, possibly including an independent nuclear deterrent. It’s ridiculous that our fuel supply could be cut off in five days.

    https://twitter.com/DanielBShapiro/status/1016436506905530369

  36. Fisky

    Dan Shapiro

    Verified account

    @DanielBShapiro
    4h
    4 hours ago

    More
    Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly, and Hutchison have a mission: save NATO. And what is the force they must save it from? Their boss, the President of the United States. If necessary, they need to throw their bodies in front of the train. If they succeed, they will be heroes.

    This sounds like someone inciting a coup against the President of the United States. Arrest this man at once!

  37. cohenite

    Inflammation is another prominent issue in the microenvironment. Some inflammatory mediators can promote angiogenesis and induce DNA damage. Aging induces “inflammaging”, a term for the all too common inflammation that occurs with aging. Very difficult to address.

    A number of epidemiological studies show reduced incidence of cancers in those on long term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). I reckon everyone over 60 should be on NSAIDs.

  38. Zatara

    Poland is desperate for US bases.

    Poland is a bit too far inside the Baltic for that to be a comfortable option for the US.

    There is a very good geographic reason Germany and Russia were able to gobble her up in 1939 with no outside interference. “You can’t get there from here”.

  39. struth

    If the UberTrump simply tells their turnbullites debacle coalition that they can’t expect America to protect them when all transport fuel is imported through choke points the chicoms can switch off anytime.

    They wouldn’t give a shit.

  40. struth

    That Chinese Billionaire….very famous?
    Makes you think…..Hoo Wood No
    Sum Fuk Wit?
    Yu Fun Ne.
    Or

    Him Get Chek.

  41. Him Chi Get Chek.

    Fixed it for you, Struth.
    What a beat-up.

  42. EvilElvis

    They company I work for provided material support for the rescue effort, as far as I know they have not made this public knowledge, but they did make it known to employees.

    Nice one. Hopefully the ones who provide quiet support will get deserved recognition as the complete story filters out.

    I think that’s what shits me about Musk and others, bless them for taking due advantage of their situations, but they are a personification of what’s wrong with this technological, twittered, millennial world we live in.

  43. Steve trickler

    My cochlea was surprised to hear these vibrations again.



  44. None

    Watch our politicians laud the Thai rescuers this week particularily the Australians and in particular the Australian doctor while they vote to force doctors to kill their patients because your favourite tax hoover David Lleyonjhelm bribed them. We saw the very best of humanity in Thailand this week and we are presently seeing the absolute dregs of humanity in our parliament.

  45. JC

    This is a real catch for the ABC. I bet it was really hard to convince this star candidate.

    Fresh from axing about 22 newsroom journalists to hire new digital staff, the ABC has hired highly paid Fairfax Media columnist Peter FitzSimons to be a guest reporter on Foreign Correspondent.

  46. Oh come on

    I’ve watched several Jacob Rees-Mogg clips this afternoon, and listened to a couple of his podcasta. Of course he’s cropped up a lot recently and he seemed measured and well spoken but a bit of an egghead, a bit starchy. Today it became clear that in fact he’s an astonishingly decent human being. I can barely believe such a man is a politician.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    JRM is Britain’s last chance.

  48. Oh come on

    Trump in the WH and Jacob Rees-Mogg in Number 10. It’d be like Reagan and Thatcher in the 80s, but better.

  49. Oh come on

    Trump and Rees-Mogg would be pretty bloody funny riffing off each other.

  50. None

    I always like asking the corporate types who carp on about ethics which ethical system they are referring to? Not all ethics are the same.
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-11/indian-selfie-obsession-hits-new-low/9982380

  51. None

    Proving once again that the ABC is just the retirement home for aging lefty fuckwits like Fitzsimons he could never make a living in the real world.

  52. Top Ender

    Lefties looking after leftie

    ABC employs celebrity after axing 22 newsroom journos

    The Australian12:00AM July 12, 2018

    Fresh from axing about 22 newsroom journalists to hire new digital staff, the ABC has hired highly paid Fairfax Media columnist Peter FitzSimons to be a guest reporter on Foreign Correspondent.

    The guest role comes after ABC news director Gaven Morris said in response to a government funding freeze: “Make no mistake, there is no more fat to cut in ABC news. From this point on, we’re cutting into muscle.”

    Next Tuesday, FitzSimons travels to New Zealand to report on the 1300 Kiwis that Australia has deported over the past three years under changes to the Migration Act that permit the deportation of non-citizens with criminal records.

    FitzSimons said he had donated his payment from the ABC to charity.

    “They paid me bugger-all and for what it’s worth I donated every cent to charity anyway — The Footpath Library, which gives second-hand books to homeless people,” he said.

    The story is a hot news topic as the policy has become a source of tension between the two countries, with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raising it when she visited Australia in May.

    At the time Malcolm Turnbull said deportees had the right to appeal. “This is in accordance with Australian law, and the process is a fair and just one,” the Prime Minister said.

    In Foreign Correspondent, FitzSimons interviews Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, who said New Zealanders were getting overly emotional about the changes. “We just need to see the evidence instead of the emotions. They’re New Zealand citizens, they’re not Australian citizens. And it’s no breach of human rights,” Mr Dutton said.

    The program points out that New Zealand ejected only nine Australians over the period and quotes lawyers predicting that 15,000 New Zealanders out of the 500,000 resident in Australia could be forced to leave over the next decade.

    The program tracks down one deportee, Anthony Miller, who has rebuilt his life in New Zealand and runs a small business.

    “Look at you. In Australia you’re in prison, you’re a drug dealer, you’re scum, we hate you and we send you back in handcuffs. Here, you’re in the sunshine employing 15 blokes, you’re making a fortune. Maybe the Australian law’s done you good,” FitzSimons tells Miller.

    From next year, the ABC will lose $84 million over three years after the government announced in the budget that it would freeze indexation on ABC funding from July 1 next year.

    But the ABC, which has been committed to increasing its programming budgets and cutting its bureaucracy, has boosted the budget of Four Corners, adding four episodes a year, in an undisclosed budget increase.

    The ABC said Foreign Correspondent had used many guest presenters, including FitzSimons.

    “He was commissioned for a one-off program for a standard fee within the program’s normal budget and donated his fee to charity.”

    Link

  53. None

    I’m very happy that we deport New Zealanders. New Zealanders are actually over represented in our criminal system. A significant proportion of one punch killers are also New Zealanders. Out of control.We are under no obligation to take the dregs of New Zealand society here and let them kill our own citizens. They can fuck right off

  54. Oh come on

    John Cleese is a shadow of his former self. Sad. I don’t think it’s ethical to keep putting him on TV. He’s more than a bit dotty.

  55. Oh come on

    What’s wrong with his left arm? He only seem to have partial control over it. Has he had a stroke or something?

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty

    where are you and the rest of your sexual deviant cadre?

  57. OneWorldGovernment

    BUSTED: Unearthed Video from Chicago Church Shows Barack Obama Making Fun of the Bible, Mocking Jesus

    https://truepundit.com/busted-unearthed-video-chicago-church-shows-barack-obama-making-fun-bible-mocking-jesus/

  58. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty you sexual deviant

    did you see how “stormy danials” can’t help herself but take her clothes off.

    But you go m0nty.

  59. Mitch M.

    A number of epidemiological studies show reduced incidence of cancers in those on long term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). I reckon everyone over 60 should be on NSAIDs.

    Too dangerous, damages the cardiovascular system. Curcumin with piperine(black pepper) is much better, the piperine is absolutely essential because it massively boosts absorption of curcumin. Also vitamin D, exercise, polyphenols, magnesium, selenium, cruciferous vegetables for sulfur proteins.

    Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis.

    DATA SYNTHESIS31 trials in 116 429 patients with more than 115 000 patient years of follow-up were included. Patients were allocated to naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, etoricoxib, rofecoxib, lumiracoxib, or placebo. Compared with placebo, rofecoxib was associated with the highest risk of myocardial infarction (rate ratio 2.12, 95% credibility interval 1.26 to 3.56), followed by lumiracoxib (2.00, 0.71 to 6.21). Ibuprofen was associated with the highest risk of stroke (3.36, 1.00 to 11.6), followed by diclofenac (2.86, 1.09 to 8.36). Etoricoxib (4.07, 1.23 to 15.7) and diclofenac (3.98, 1.48 to 12.7) were associated with the highest risk of cardiovascular death.

    CONCLUSIONSAlthough uncertainty remains, little evidence exists to suggest that any of the investigated drugs are safe in cardiovascular terms. Naproxen seemed least harmful. Cardiovascular risk needs to be taken into account when prescribing any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

  60. nemkat

    None #2760925
    I’m very happy that we deport New Zealanders. New Zealanders are actually over represented in our criminal system. A significant proportion of one punch killers are also New Zealanders.

    Very PC of you. You mean Maoris, Tongans Samoans, and other Pacific Islanders who come here via New Zealand, don’t you?

  61. Tom

    Bonus Johannes Leak (as humourless leftoid Jon Kudelka edges closer to the exit at the Paywallian).

  62. Tom

    Michael Ramirez leads today’s cavalcade of SCOTUS ‘toons.

  63. nemkat

    Mal Turnbull has done a great job as PM.

    Tony Abbott? Well, he signed the Paris Agreement, did nothing about the RET, despite having 2 years in the job, and according to Niki Savva’s The Road to Ruin, at least one of his colleagues told him to his face that he is a pathological liar.
    Pathological liars aren’t renowned for becoming straight shooters, you know.

  64. Tintarella di Luna

    Great cartoon collection Tom, thank you

  65. Tom

    Enough, OWG. Shut your brain down and sleep.

  66. Tom

    Like clockwork, 3pm US eastern time rolls around and CNN-esque zombie Shepard Smith begins his daily Trump Derangement at Fox News Channel. Unwatchable. I’ll switch it back on in an hour when he’s gone.

  67. Tintarella di Luna

    Child sex-offender given seven year reprieve – your taxes in general and the AAT in particular at work – and remember this lot were recently treated to a $600,000 taxpayer-funded pat-on-the-back conference

    JOE KELLY
    Political ReporterCanberra
    @joekellyoz

    A refugee ordered to be deported after having sex with a 12-year-old girl — and leaving her pregnant — remained in Australia for more than seven years by lodging a series of appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court. (Here’s the timeline details below)

    The Liberian refugee, Thomas Scott Gbojueh, was sentenced to 27 months’ jail in mid-2009 after pleading guilty to twice having sex with the girl, which resulted in her having an abortion. The first offence took place less than four months after he arrived in Australia in 2006 from West Africa.

    Gbojueh was deported to his home country last week by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton after several unsuccessful attempts to remove him dating back to February 2011 when Julia Gillard was still prime minister.

    Mr Dutton escalated his attack on the AAT yesterday warning it was badly out of step with community expectations and that he would pursue changes to ensure Australia had “better consistency out of the judicial system”.

    “We have seen countless examples … where we’ve had criminals who have had their visas cancelled only to be reinstated by the AAT. I think we need to have a reflection of community standards,” Mr Dutton told The Australian. “I want to make sure that if we cancel the visa of somebody who has committed a serious criminal offence, that their visa remains cancelled and they’re deported … in a timely manner”.

    The Australian can reveal, that since Mr Dutton strengthened the character requirements of section 501 of the Migration Act in December 2014, there have been 3687 visa cancellations including 263 for child-sex offences.

    Gbojueh first came to Australia in November 2006 as the holder of a refugee visa and was, in November 2008, convicted of rape as well as having sex with a person under the age of 14.

    He was initially sentenced to a 6½ -year jail term but, on appeal in June 2009, he was acquitted of rape. Gbojueh was then sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for having sex with someone under the age 14.

    In February 2011, then immigration minister Chris Bowen cancelled his visa, resulting in Gbojueh’s detention. However, the decision was set aside two months later by the AAT, which reinstated the visa despite admitting Gbojueh had failed the character test.

    In its decision, the tribunal judged Gbojueh had a “well-founded fear of persecution” since he and his family were members of the Kranh ethnic group and were associated with the regime of former Kranh dictator Samuel Doe.

    It rejected the Immigration Department argument that political change in Liberia meant Gbojueh’s fears were no longer warranted.

    Mr Bowen then cancelled the visa a second time in July 2011, resulting in Gbojueh again being placed in detention.

    However, after seeking judicial review, the Federal Court ruled against the minister and Gbojueh’s visa was reinstated.

    In January 2014, then immigration minister Scott Morrison cancelled the visa for a third time. This resulted in Gbojueh seeking judicial review of the decision, with the Federal Court ruling in favour of the minister.

    The issue remained stalled in the courts until 2015 when the Full Federal Court again found in favour of the minister’s decision to cancel the visa. Gbojueh applied for a protection visa in May 2016. This was refused in August 2016 and, in April 2017, the AAT upheld the refusal decision.

  68. Tom

    Woops. I forgot this ‘toon from “Mac” (Stan McMurtry, London Daily Mail).

  69. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom

    I’m sure that the idiot bloke that will prove Mannafort should be locked in solitary confinement will prove m0nty, the sexual deviant, correct.

  70. Mark A

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2760971, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

    I suppose he was a hard working gentleman all this time, was he not?

  71. Mark A

    John Comnenus
    #2760977, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Cmon Croatia

    Doing what?

  72. Tintarella di Luna

    Mark A
    #2760976, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:28 am
    Tintarella di Luna
    #2760971, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

    I suppose he was a hard working gentleman all this time, was he not?

    Aren’t they all — hard at it being protected by lowlifes who think nothing of keeping in the country child-rapists — it’s the multi-culti vibe, more cultural diversity, in their view we don’t have enough child-rapists

  73. OneWorldGovernment

    Tom
    #2760969, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Enough, OWG. Shut your brain down and sleep.

    That would be the leftist Tom would it?

    You haven’t changed Tom.

  74. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2760978, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

    John Comnenus
    #2760977, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Cmon Croatia

    Doing what?

    Protecting Hillary when she came under fire after stepping out of the ‘helo’.

  75. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2760981, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Mark A
    #2760978, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

    John Comnenus
    #2760977, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:29 am
    Cmon Croatia
    Doing what?

    Protecting Hillary when she came under fire after stepping out of the ‘helo’.

    Probably not, but it’s irritating that people automatically assume that their cryptic massages are universally understood.

  76. John Comnenus

    FIFA into extra time v England

  77. Mark A

    John Comnenus
    #2760984, posted on July 12, 2018 at 5:55 am

    FIFA into extra time v England

    Thank you.
    I wasn’t aware.
    Not following the sport.

  78. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A

    Probably not, but it’s irritating that people automatically assume that their cryptic massages are universally understood.

    I know.

    But then again Turkey was able to round up 18,000 people since the benign dictator was elected the other week.

    Who knows where islam exists in Croatia but the Christians will have to go.

  79. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2760988, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:04 am
    But then again Turkey was able to round up 18,000 people since the benign dictator was elected the other week.

    Who knows where islam exists in Croatia but the Christians will have to go.

    There are some OWG, but it would fare ill with them if they stirred up trouble.
    Croatia is a Catholic country, one of my fav. destination for holidays, (not bc. of that) alas there is no work there for me.

  80. John Comnenus

    Croatia is Catholic central. Minimal Islam

  81. John Comnenus

    1-1 into 2nd half of extra time Croatia v England winner into the final

  82. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2760989, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:12 am

    There are some OWG, but it would fare ill with them if they stirred up trouble.
    Croatia is a Catholic country, one of my fav. destination for holidays, (not bc. of that) alas there is no work there for me.

    Bloody Croatians and Hungarians.

  83. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2760990, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Croatia is Catholic central.

    Sorry John Comnenus.

    My ‘shot’ at Mark A was merely that.

    No disrespect intended at all.

  84. John Comnenus

    Croatia go 2-1 up with 10 mins 2 go

  85. OneWorldGovernment

    John Comnenus
    #2760994, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Croatia go 2-1 up with 10 mins 2 go

    LOL.

    Wait till they go 3!

  86. Leigh Lowe

    Croatia thrgh t th wrld cp fnl.
    Nw by yrslvs sm fckng vwls.

  87. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #2760996, posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Croatia thrgh t th wrld cp fnl.
    Nw by yrslvs sm fckng vwls.

    LOL try some Polish and weep.

  88. feelthebern

    Tim Soupcan has been on twitter this morning warning no-one to abuse the English race on account of them choking.
    Hang on, am I in trouble now?

  89. OneWorldGovernment

    Finally got all the cables and copying hard disk from little desk top to the bigger.

    On the bigger have been using linux mint and I find it better that win7.

    Refuse to go to win 10.

  90. feelthebern

    WSJ headline:

    Croatia Stuns England in Extra Time to Advance to World Cup Final

    Didn’t stun me.
    The WSJ has gone down hill ever since Rupert bought it.

  91. MichelLasouris

    Hello! Two centuries ago, the invading hordes from Europe bought syphilis with them and donated it to the aborigines. Despite all attempt to wrest this gift back. with the combined efforts of new fangled medicine and the dastardly new clean living programmes, the aborigines clung to their gift with ferocity, hiding it from the wicked whites
    However at long last, they are kindly re manufacturing the microbes which they are redistributing among the wider population.
    Great isn’t it?

  92. Leigh Lowe

    LOL try some Polish and weep.

    You mean like this

  93. woolfe

    Refuse to go to win 10.

    Of course you do. Maybe dust off the Sinclair?

  94. OneWorldGovernment

    Didn’t mind CPM though.

  95. feelthebern

    According to Martin Tyler, the Russian crowd had some affinity with the Croatian people.
    Errr….maybe they liked the Croats better than the Poms today, but the rest of that comment was idiotic.

  96. stackja

    Today’s most popular operating systems

    Windows is still the most popular end-user operating system, but it’s now used by less than half of the visitors to the USA federal government’s websites.

    Looking closer, you can see Windows’ loss didn’t come because users are switching to other desktop operating systems. MacOS still comes in at No. 2, with 9.2 percent. All other operating systems, with Chrome OS leading the way at 1.1 percent, amount to only 2 percent.

    True, other sites show desktop Linux gaining serious market share. NetMarketShare reports Linux has held more than two percent of the market since June 2016, while W3counter reports that Linux accounted for 3.80 percent of desktops in December 2016. However, since neither site broke out Chrome OS, I suspect that vast majority of these gains go to Chrome OS’ credit rather than traditional Linux desktops.

    The real reason Windows has sunk below the 50-percent mark is that smartphones and tablets are continuing to grow while the desktop keeps shrinking. The PC still accounts for 59 percent of the total government website visitors, but smartphones — at 35.1 percent — keep growing.

  97. pete m

    OWG, your stupid accusation against m0nty should be wiped and you banned for a bit. You have no evidence, just your warped mind. I don’t care if you suffer ptsd in this instance as making stupid appalling defamatory comments is without excuse.

    re ptsd, I have seen people live well again after horrific experiences by focusing on present, making future plans and always never letting the past rule their actions (no excuses). ie never let the bastards control you. you control you. I wish you well.

  98. Mater

    Not for a moment dismissing the outstanding heroism displayed by those people who have been awarded the Star of Courage.
    I just think that Dr Harris displayed incredible courage over an extended period of great peril to his own and other’s lives, and is worthy of our highest decoration.

    Pedro, please don’t think that I’m denigrating Dr Harris’ efforts.
    However, one of the commonalities about bravery awards is that mostly they are spontaneous and done with a lack of equipment and preparation, thus making them more perilous.
    As brave as Dr Harris was/is, I don’t believe it was of “the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril”. These dives were meticulously planned, using the very best of equipment and the dive itself had been completed several times successfully before he went in. It was a calculated risk but not an unknown one and certainly not one considered near suicidal. If Dr Harris had freedived into a cave he knew nothing about to find the kids, I’d absolutely agree. But that isn’t the case.
    Take this SC citation as an example which demonstrates the spontaneity and unknown risks that I am talking about.

    On 20 April 1995 Senior Constable Boughton put himself at danger to rescue a diver trapped inside an underwater inlet cooling pipe at the BHP Pumphouse at Port Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales. The diver was making a routine inspection on the inlet pipe prior to fitting a filter when he was drawn in feet first. The above-water crew, seeing irregularities on the air hose equipment pulled on the security line which broke free from the diver, dislodging his face mask and allowed him to be sucked further into the pipe at great speed. Constable Boughton responded to a call for assistance and although he had no previous underwater diving experience entered the water in a rescue attempt, after first ensuring that the pumps had been switched off. He descended 5 metres below the surface of the water before he located the pipe, which was 1 metre in diameter but had been reduced considerably by the build up of crustacean growth and algae. Carrying a torch Constable Boughton entered the pipe and travelled 3 metres vertically to a bend where visibility was reduced to only centimetres. After moving around the bend and a few metres along the horizontal arm of the pipe he located the diver’s hand. He tugged at the unconscious diver a number of times before he was able to pull him free and drag him back through the pipe to the open water where he was lifted from the water.

    As to CL’s point about previous awards being boosted. Yes. I’ve been privy to this being done so I can absolutely agree on the point. I objected then, and I’m objecting now. People get catch up in the emotion and excitement of the time and lose perspective when dreaming up fairytale recommendations. Let us not do the same.

  99. EvilElvis

    The Footpath Library, which gives second-hand books to homeless people,

    Because education and reading is obviously the priority… FMD, what a country, what a dick!

  100. OneWorldGovernment

    pete m
    #2761011, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:40 am

    OWG, re ptsd, I have seen people live well again after horrific experiences by focusing on present, making future plans and always never letting the past rule their actions (no excuses). ie never let the bastards control you. you control you. I wish you well.

    And I thank you Pete M.

    I also have shared ‘stories’ with folk that have been through horrific crap.

    Sometimes you never know when it will grab you though.

  101. OneWorldGovernment

    And Pete M

    I spent most of my life after, just working.

    Occasionally I would get to be fronted up to help others.

  102. John Constantine

    http://www.eurasiareview.com/26042016-erdogan-visits-croatia-to-bolster-turkeys-eu-role/

    “Croatia is a praiseworthy example of co-existence of different faiths, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Zagreb on Wednesday, adding that in modern societies one should nurture cooperation and not a conflict of civilisations.

    “Today, Muslims in Croatia freely practice their faith and aren’t exposed to any form of discrimination or marginalisation,” he said at a ceremony marking the centenary of Islam in Croatia, adding that Turkish-Croatian cooperation had significantly contributed to that.

    Erdogan recalled that in 2005 he and Spain’s then prime minister proposed the Alliance of Civilisations initiative, which now has 145 member states.

    “If you advocate dialogue, the co-existence of different faiths, rest assured that those who are trying to turn us against each other will collapse in their own darkness,” he said, adding that it was wrong to interpret differences in faith based on painful historical events and that one should turn to “great examples of co-existence… Croatia has given us a praiseworthy example today.”

    The Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Husein Kavazovic, said Muslims saw Croatia as their country in which they could express their Muslim European identity.”

    https://eblnews.com/news/croatia/croatia-example-religious-co-existence-says-erdogan-19384

  103. stackja

    ATO says there is a tax gap of $8.7 billion and taxpayers are underpaying about $906 a year
    KYLAR LOUSSIKIAN, NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER, The Daily Telegraph
    July 12, 2018 12:23am
    Subscriber only

    AUSTRALIA has been accused of being a nation of tax cheats, deliberately or carelessly underpaying the taxman $1000 each every year.

    The Australian Taxation Office estimates the country has a “tax gap” of $8.7 billion — or an average $906 — based on hundreds of random audits undertaken last year.

    In an unprecedented move, tax authorities will today release those figures covering 9.6 million taxpayers.

    They warn at least 200,000 people are believed to be aggressively and deliberately overclaiming expenses and failing to properly declare their income. Many more make smaller errors that result it overclaiming.

  104. Boambee John

    The Footpath Library, which gives second-hand books to homeless people,

    Bandanns man should have a good stock of discarded books written by him.

    Nice and thick, like the author, they would make a good insulating layer to sleep on.

  105. OneWorldGovernment

    And Pete M

    Occasionally I would get to be fronted up to help others.

    By that I mean that because some folk know your background you can get asked to help folk that you don’t know from a bar of soap, so to speak.

    That’s okay.

    But I get sick of m0nty’s drooling shit about the sex times of Donald Trump.

    Because that is all that drooling m0nty can produce.

  106. Boambee John

    Bandanna man, ffs.

  107. C.L.

    Troubled Vietnam veteran Robert Muller forced to admit to judge that Manafort case will have nothing to do with Wussian collusion or Donald Trump.

    “The government does not intend to present at trial evidence or argument concerning collusion with the Russian government and, accordingly does not oppose the defendant’s motion in that respect.”

    To those Trump opponents who had hoped Mueller would unveil evidence of Trump-Russia collusion involving Manafort, it was a sharp and stunning admission: there’s no collusion in the case against Manafort.

  108. Roger

    I see Merkel is being non-compliant, claiming Germany contributes enough to NATO.

    German military spending last year was 1.2% of GDP.

    Germany’s military is plagued by equipment failures and materiel shortages.

  109. OneWorldGovernment

    m0nty the filly sexual deviant AND nemkat the pathological lier.

    what a pear!

    LOL

  110. mh

    ‘Hurting the country!’ Tory Brexiteer says he has NO CONFIDENCE in May or her Brexit plan

    THE CONSERVATIVE backbencher Andrew Bridgen has said he has “no faith that the Prime Minister is delivering the Brexit that we promised the British people” as he explained his decision to write a letter of no confidence in Theresa May on Tuesday.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/987154/Brexit-news-latest-today-update-EU-Theresa-May-Chequers-soft-Brexit-no-confidence-letter

  111. stackja

    Time to axe destructive anti-discrimination laws
    SIMON BREHENY
    Simon Breheny
    July 12, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    THE recent case of a Sydney barber demonstrates the pressing need to dismantle the growing anti-discrimination regime that threatens our livelihood and our freedom.

    The barber at the heart of this latest controversy is a young man by the name of Sam Rahim. Sam is married to Ronda, and he has two very cute little boys named Kiyan and Boston. He owns and operates the Hunters Hill Barbershop.

    According to Sam, last year a woman walked into his barbershop with her daughter. She requested that Sam cut her daughter’s hair. Sam refused, and says he cited the fact that he was only trained to cut men’s hair. He recommended a hairdresser across the road. Apparently not satisfied with Sam’s explanation, the woman stormed out of his shop and subsequently made a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Sex Discrimination Act.

    I met Sam in April this year. I had read reports about his case, and I was visiting Sydney to attend the 2018 Friedman Conference. I decided to use the opportunity to visit his barbershop and talk with him about the complaint that had been made against him and how he was coping with it all.

    While this case has had an extraordinary impact on Sam and his family, it has also opened the eyes of thousands of people who may never have known that this country was home to such authoritarian laws. And those people are part of a growing discussion about the kind of place they want to live.

    Just this week, a post went up on the Hunters Hill Barbershop Facebook page:

    “As we are all on the topic, let’s have an open discussion. Should a barber be allowed to say no to females wanting a cut at any barber shop? (I’m not specifically talking about my barber shop, this is just a general question) also should barber shops be considered for an exemption from the anti- discrimination act (law) as positive discrimination (e.g like female only gyms) What are your thoughts?”

    The responses exemplify the Australia I love. They are sensible, well-reasoned, supportive, funny, and warm. And they’re overwhelmingly in favour of freedom.

    Simon Breheny is director of policy at the Institute of Public Affairs.

    @Simon_Breheny

  112. John Constantine

    “The NRMA said Australia only retained enough fuel in stockholdings to continue delivery of chilled and frozen goods for seven days, dry goods for nine days, hospital pharmacy supplies for three days, retail pharmacy for seven days, and petrol stations for three days.

    This left Australia well short of its requirement as a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to maintain 90 days of fuel in reserve.

    Mr Blackburn said a significant disruption to refined fuel imports, “the vast majority of which comes from south-eastern Asia”, would start to bring the country to its knees “within a week”.

    “What’s important is what type of fuel you’ve got and where, because we can’t move fuel around Australia readily,” he said.

    If you had a major interruption of fuel input, defence would grind to a halt very quickly because you can’t do anything.

    Retired Air Vice Marshall John Blackburn

    “We can’t move by rail anymore because we don’t have the rolling stock. We don’t own ships anymore. And the trucks that move fuel are designed for ‘just in time’ normal commercial deliveries.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-24/fuel-imports-a-risk-amid-south-china-sea-tensions-nrma-advisor/7149648

    Australias quisling orcs have constructed a non-military future for the country.

    We may not have fuel to run the armed forces, or resupply them, or importantly, supply the population centers near the armed forces bases, but we have Equality, and candles and Stalinism and most important, our politicals have brown paper bags full of chicom fivers.

    What happens when the fuel stops, the electricity food and water stops, then the citizens form ‘Walking Dead’ herds around the fences of the military bases that still have supplies?.

    The dead women and children piling up around the perimeter will be a real health hazard by week three.

    Comrades.

  113. OneWorldGovernment

    I think Turnbull will appoint Mueller as 2019 Australian of the Year.

  114. mh

    Theresa May took her soft Brexit plans to the Germans before showing any of her own cabinet.

    Ditch the witch!

  115. John Comnenus

    Go easy on troubled Vietnam Vet Robert Mueller. His Dad died in the holoc*#st. Apparently he fell out of a guard tower.

  116. OneWorldGovernment

    mh
    #2761036, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Theresa May took her soft Brexit plans to the Germans before showing any of her own cabinet.

    Australian of the Year 2020.

  117. John Constantine

    Logistics in low fuel situations are chokepointed by the lowest common sense road users.

    High fuel prices also leads to the temptation to fill up as infrequently as possible.

    Keith Miller, AA patrol of the year, says: “Don’t put off filling up as fuel gauges aren’t always accurate and the last thing you want is to be running on vapours and risk cutting out in a dangerous position.

    “When the low fuel light comes on, you typically have around a gallon of fuel left, which might get you say around 30 miles but don’t rely on this as the gauge is just an indication. If you run out and don’t have breakdown cover, it could cost you more than £150 to get recovered off the motorway.

    “Also, on some diesels, if you run out it’s not just as simple as topping up as the fuel lines need to be primed to remove air from the fuel lines”

    http://www.theaa.com/newsroom/news-2012/high-fuel-prices-lead-to-increased-breakdowns.html

    When the first diesels start running out of fuel, the traffic jams start. Can’t push a truck to the roadside, takes a handyman at the very least, if not a diesel mechanic to get a Safe Truck going again once it has a gutfull of airlock.

    Gridlock might only need the first hundred cars running out of petrol trying to get to the next servo, then the cities will find it is irrelevant how much is in store if it can’t flow.

    Is it really free trade to shut down australias transport fuel industry and import it all? When our quisling elite have really sold our choke collar into the hands of the corrupt?.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  118. Roger

    Theresa May took her soft Brexit plans to the Germans before showing any of her own cabinet.

    64% of Britons don’t trust her on Brexit.

    Yet her Cabinet does…or did.

  119. mh

    MUSLIM PARTY LEADER TELLS DUTCH TO LEAVE THEIR OWN COUNTRY IF THEY DON’T LIKE DIVERSITY

    The leader of the Muslim DENK party in the Netherlands has caused controversy by telling Dutch citizens to leave their own country if they don’t like the increasing number of Muslim migrants populating Dutch cities.
    “If they don’t like a changing Netherlands in which people with different cultures live… like in the city of Zaandam or the neighbourhood of Poelenburg, they should get lost,” Tunahan Kuzu said during an interview.
    Anti-mass immigration politician Geert Wilders responded to Kuzu by telling him to go home to Turkey….

    https://www.infowars.com/muslim-party-leader-tells-dutch-to-leave-their-own-country-if-they-dont-like-diversity/

  120. stackja

    While pulled over for DUI, man argued he only drank bourbon at stop signs, police say

    Can it really be considered drinking and driving if you only sip the alcohol while stopped?

    That’s the question one man raised when a deputy pulled him over for drunk driving on June 27, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Earle Stevens Jr., 69, was stopped by a police officer after a woman called authorities and said the man ran into the back of her car “over and over” at a McDonald’s drive-through.

    A deputy arrived to the scene, police say, and the woman told the officer that Stevens was the driver of the offending car. Police told the Treasure Coast Newspapers that Stevens had an open bottle of bourbon in the front passenger seat and said he felt “pretty good.”

  121. OneWorldGovernment

    Roger
    #2761040, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Theresa May took her soft Brexit plans to the Germans before showing any of her own cabinet.

    64% of Britons don’t trust her on Brexit.

    Yet her Cabinet does…or did.

    Isn’t Textor over there?

  122. Up The Workers!

    Churchill emphatically wouldn’t.

    But Theresa May.

    ‘Theresa The Appeaser’ and her jelly-backed Australian counterpart ‘Prime Quisling Halal Mal, the Head-Loppers’ Pal’ – both stoically vacillating their invertebrate way through life without a single original thought or conviction.

    The jelly fish of the Northern and Southern hemispheres can now stop looking – we’ve finally found their respective “village idiots”.

  123. cohenite

    Mitch M.

    #2760935, posted on July 12, 2018 at 3:14 am

    A number of epidemiological studies show reduced incidence of cancers in those on long term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). I reckon everyone over 60 should be on NSAIDs.

    Too dangerous, damages the cardiovascular system. Curcumin with piperine(black pepper) is much better, the piperine is absolutely essential because it massively boosts absorption of curcumin. Also vitamin D, exercise, polyphenols, magnesium, selenium, cruciferous vegetables for sulfur proteins.

    Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis.

    DATA SYNTHESIS31 trials in 116 429 patients with more than 115 000 patient years of follow-up were included. Patients were allocated to naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, etoricoxib, rofecoxib, lumiracoxib, or placebo.

    I was thinking particularly of indomethacin suppositories.

  124. Tintarella di Luna

    The NRMA said Australia only retained enough fuel in stockholdings to continue delivery of chilled and frozen goods for seven days, dry goods for nine days, hospital pharmacy supplies for three days, retail pharmacy for seven days, and petrol stations for three days.

    I heard a guy from the NRMA talk about this to Ross Greenwood on his show about 5 years ago and scared the living daylights out of me then, now it’s worse still. Our politicians need to be taken to the town square and have a discussion with the people instead of being ring-fenced in their airconditioned cosy protected spaces.

  125. thefrolickingmole

    Some clever wag has come up with this little attack angle on abortion.
    Its silly in a way but effective.
    I wonder how customizing these for a few of the “proud of my abortion” mob and chucking them on their twitter feeds would go?

    Toaster in the bath time for some of them I think.

  126. TheSemiMentalBloke

    I’ve been a Linux Mint user since MS stopped support for XP.
    No way in the world would I ever go back to Windows now Linux is just too good.

  127. Mother Lode

    Why don’t we just follow the same logic as they do when justifying Ruinables? You know, when the eind don’t blow we will just hold our noses and get power from coal and gas sources.

    We will just give it a catchy alliterative, but technical, sounding title. Hmmm…perhaps something that sounds clever like ‘Precautionary Principle’ but which means adapt an existing approach.

    Parallel Paradigm!

    So what shall we do? Easy!

    Deploying the doctrine of parallel paradigm, if Australian stocks of petrol are depleted, we can all just go to the petrol station.

  128. Roger

    Isn’t Textor over there?

    With his partner in crime, Crosby (as Crosby-Textor Group).

  129. cohenite

    Tony Abbott is vindicated by the ACCC’s Report — remember this? and how it all fell into place in Canada and in Australia

    Christopher Monckton; what a great man. Had him to Newcastle twice. They were hanging from the rafters for the first one and the second one was big too.

  130. John Constantine

    Big Australia has made us such a wealthy country that we can afford to have no fuel reserves and no deployable military.

    Our Bicycles are Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  131. OldOzzie

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2761019, posted on July 12, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Interesting commentary on the disappearance of fathers

    Thanks for that

    As Tucker Carlson said ” Hillary Clinton was right about one thing, being a Single Mother is diificult, a lot of Single Mothers work incredibly hard and should be admired for that, but that does not mean Single Motherhood is a good idea for society, it’s not, it’s a tragedy especially for boys, and the rest pf us should stop lying about that”

    As someone whose dad died when I was a baby and grew up in a Single Parent House Hold, it is a damn tough life for Single Mothers.

  132. mh

    Britain turns against Theresa May on Brexit, Sky Data poll finds

    The British public no longer has faith in Theresa May to negotiate Brexit, with two in three saying they do not trust her to get the best possible deal, a Sky Data poll reveals.

    Some 64% of Britons do not trust her to run Brexit negotiations – up 31 percentage points from when we last asked the question in March 2017.

    Just 22% now trust her to get the best possible deal, down 32 points from last year, with 14% unsure.

    https://news.sky.com/story/britain-turns-against-theresa-may-on-brexit-sky-data-poll-finds-11431288

  133. struth

    Good Moaning.
    Weak as piss Tony Abbort is only good for one thing.
    And that is as feedback.
    You can tell from Tony that the government knows what the voters want, but are doing the opposite regardless.
    They’ve heard the people, Tony let’s us know this.

    We are governed not by idiots.
    But by traitors.
    As is Teresa May and Merkel.

    And many others who if not in agreement with the global socialists, are paid off by them.

    Hence the only bloke fighting is one who funded himself.
    Let’s start following the money more closely.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL SECURITY
    Terrorist teen’s parole bid refused by A-G Christian Porter

    The Australian
    12:00AM July 11, 2018
    Paul Maley
    NATIONAL SECURITY EDITOR
    Sydney
    @paul_maley

    Attorney-General Christian Porter has refused to let out a juvenile terrorist offender locked up in a youth detention centre, ­arguing the teenager poses an unacceptable risk to the public if ­released.

    In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Mr Porter quietly rejected the teenager’s application last week following advice from security authorities that the boy — who cannot be named for legal reasons — posed a “high risk” of reoffending.

    The youth, who was 17 at the time of his arrest but is 19 now, was charged with commonwealth terrorist offences, for which the federal Attorney-­General had sole discretion as to whether or not to grant parole.

    The number of terrorist offenders in juvenile custody is at its highest, swollen by ­Islamic State’s youth-oriented propaganda pitch. Their growing numbers have created a problem for authorities who have struggled to reconcile the principles of youth justice with the need to contain and isolate extremist inmates who may radicalise others.

    In February the NSW government announced a $6 million package aimed at countering the growing threat of Islamic extremism inside the youth justice ­system.

    Under the changes, extremist inmates would be slapped with a national security designation, allowing authorities to monitor their phone calls and correspondence and obliging the offenders to speak English during their ­interactions with visitor

    From the Oz. On the other hand..

  135. Percy Popinjay

    Sacré bleu! Would have been far more enjoyable if the poms had lost to the Frogs in the Final.

    Scruffy Phurphy’s in Sydney probably resembles a cross between a wake and a bombsite.

  136. Tel

    “If they don’t like a changing Netherlands in which people with different cultures live… like in the city of Zaandam or the neighbourhood of Poelenburg, they should get lost,” Tunahan Kuzu said during an interview.

    Yet strangely the little hypocritical turd had a completely different perspective with regards to Jerusalem.

    https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/muslim-dutch-politicians-blast-us-jerusalem-move-2880153

    “Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital means legitimating Israel’s years-long illegitimate occupation,” he said.

    He added: “We were used to Trump’s nonsense, but this is more than that, it’s disrespect and insolence.”

    So he doesn’t really believe in “people with different cultures” living together, he believes in Muslim supremacy and the whole “get lost” thing only applies to infidels. Why don’t the interviewers call him out on his hypocrisy? Make it obvious to everyone.

  137. mh

    Isn’t Textor over there?

    With his partner in crime, Crosby (as Crosby-Textor Group).

    No doubt telling the Conservative Party that they don’t need conservatives.

  138. Roger

    We are governed not by idiots. But by traitors.

    I don’t think Frydenberg is being paid off by anyone.

    He’s just an idiot (and it takes a special type of idiocy to wreck the electricity market with policy decisions in an energy resource rich country like Australia, Josh being the latest in the line).

    Our politicians, going back to John Howard, have uncritically accepted Green hysteria, that’s what it boils down to.

  139. Spider

    ABC reporter to Thai regional governor

    Can you tell us something about the Australian involvement? And did you hear the doctors father died.

    Yes make it all about us. Some journos need to go back to J school and start again.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yet strangely the little hypocritical turd had a completely different perspective with regards to Jerusalem.

    He does rather strongly resemble Sam Dastiyari.

  141. thefrolickingmole

    Piranha brothers regulation at work.

    A company in the Emanuel Exports group has been hit with a fresh live export licence suspension, preventing a new plan to export 60,000 live sheep to the Middle East.
    ….

    “Sheep that had been due for export remain in a registered feedlot,” it said in a statement. “The sheep have been inspected by the department’s veterinarians; they are in good health and well-cared for.

    Arrangements for these animals remain the responsibility of the exporter.

    “Exporters are also responsible for ensuring they meet all animal welfare requirements imposed under commonwealth and state law.”

    ..
    People with no skin in the game announce their satisfaction at causing millions and millions of dollars economic damage to soothe “muh feelz”.

    Animals Australia say they’re relieved by the decision after earlier threatening to stop the export with federal court action.

    “The possibility of these sheep being exported by an affiliate of suspended exporter Emanuel Exports, has had both the public and politicians shaking their heads in dismay and disbelief,” Animals Australia’s Lyn White said.

    They will not ban the industry, they will instead make it nonviable via the tender barbed acid spewing cock of government gently loving them to death.

  142. struth

    Not telling anyone what to do but just suggesting if you are retired and looking for a hobby, why not become a journalist?

    You need to do no more than you are doing now.
    Never leave the comfort of your home or office and surf the internet all day long, and add your opinion to whatever you find.

    But surf the internet for the money trails of everything and everyone from pollies to renewables companies to investments and activists funding.

    There is a truly under reported area.
    The money the left steal and grab for their agendas will really shine the spotlight on their evils.
    Soros etc.

    They, actually would be highly interesting articles.
    The MSM don’t want to know, ………………..why?
    We do it now, to a certain degree when subject matter comes up, I remember doing it about beyond Blue.

    But I think we are on the cusp of exposing a lot of the rot, and it’s with very much thanks to Trump(PBUH).

    The Money.
    It’s all about the money.
    The best fun you could have with you clothes on, is exposing them, pulling them from the taxpayers teat.

    And it feeds right in with what Australians hate the most.
    Unearned gains.

  143. Snoopy

    I heard a guy from the NRMA talk about this to Ross Greenwood on his show about 5 years ago and scared the living daylights out of me then, now it’s worse still.

    Give the government some credit. It did legalise gay marriage. Can’t be expected to do everything at once.

  144. OneWorldGovernment

    TheSemiMentalBloke
    #2761049, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I’ve been a Linux Mint user since MS stopped support for XP.
    No way in the world would I ever go back to Windows now Linux is just too good.

    LOL.

    Semi,

    I had to stick with windows because work.

    Over the years I tried at home various flavours of Linux and only recently tried L/Mint and now a firm believer.

    Very impressive is my rating.

  145. OldOzzie

    John Constantine
    #2761039, posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Logistics in low fuel situations are chokepointed by the lowest common sense road users.

    High fuel prices also leads to the temptation to fill up as infrequently as possible.

    Keith Miller, AA patrol of the year, says: “Don’t put off filling up as fuel gauges aren’t always accurate and the last thing you want is to be running on vapours and risk cutting out in a dangerous position.

    “When the low fuel light comes on, you typically have around a gallon of fuel left, which might get you say around 30 miles but don’t rely on this as the gauge is just an indication. If you run out and don’t have breakdown cover, it could cost you more than £150 to get recovered off the motorway.

    “Also, on some diesels, if you run out it’s not just as simple as topping up as the fuel lines need to be primed to remove air from the fuel lines”

    Driving across Australia in Rented Toyota Troopy Landcruiser 2004 4.2l Diesel = in theory 180l over 2 tanks – 90l per tank = before setting off down Canning Stock Route, on black top from Mt isa to Tenant Creek. deliberately ran 1st tank dry to find out exactly how much fuel we had – turned out on refill that only 82.5 litres was available from each 90l tank – so on 16.5l per 100km earlier over the Simpson Desert, we were pleased we had 4 x 20l black rheem containers for extra diesel.

    In the old 4.2l Diesel you had to hand pump pushing rubber bladder under hood to re prime the fuel lines – have not tried the same on Rented 4.5l Turbo V8 Diesel Troopy, but we did get 12.5l per 100km across the Simpson Desert and up Hay River on another trip in Rented HiTop Troopy Camper – nicknamed the “Pregnant Troopy” by others on the trip,

    On previous 4WD Trips with Journo Mate had been road testing 4WD Utes and towing Camper Vans – just opening the back doors of the Camper Troopy, putting out 2 chairs and settling down to Bundy and Pepsi Max in 2 mins whilst watching others on the trip set up Camper Vans was relaxing.

    And boy did the 4.5l Turbo Diesel power easily overs the Dunes.

  146. Mother Lode

    being a Single Mother is diificult,

    I think we can expect the epithet ‘hero’.

    And in this way, single motherhood elevated to something ‘higher’ than having two parents.

  147. John Constantine

    We can just use our electric cars when the fuel stops.

    Until the diesel generators propping up the grid cannot get fuel delivered.

    Or until the workforce can’t get to the electricity infrastructure.

    Or until gridlock.

    Peace in our time, because we have surrendered.

    Our craven compliance with signed capitulation conventions is our Strength.

    Comrades.

  148. OneWorldGovernment

    Seeing as all these “Commonwealth/Federal” politicians are tipping money into State sporting venues and events then I want some money you bastards for The Geebung Polo Club.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    People with no skin in the game announce their satisfaction at causing millions and millions of dollars economic damage to soothe “muh feelz”.

    Precisely.

  150. Baldrick

    Enough about male cave diving heroes, we’re back to male toxicity again …

    Dr Julia Baird ✔ @bairdjulia
    “If England gets beaten, so will she.”
    Domestic violence increases 26 % when they play. 38 % when they lose.
    Extraordinary poster campaign in the UK, by NCDV.

  151. Chris

    Uselessness to the Power of Two

    Australians confront a grim choice: a purported conservative who is nothing of the kind and an unctuously insincere main-chancer who makes the skin crawl. Labor doesn’t deserve to win and the Liberals deserve to lose, but one party will — and the country will go right on being stiffed and stuffed

    My only quibble is that Turnbull isactuall a purported centrist who is nothing of the kind.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    People with no skin in the game announce their satisfaction at causing millions and millions of dollars economic damage to soothe “muh feelz”.

    Precisely.

    We absorbed a fall in the price of sheep from 135 dollars a head to just over $55 a head – a six figure loss, in the first year alone, so that “muh feelz” weren’t hurt.

  153. struth

    Our politicians, going back to John Howard, have uncritically accepted Green hysteria, that’s what it boils down to.

    Agendas from the United Nations have been uncritically accepted, (which are using green hysteria to bring down the west) by our politicians.
    The Greens in Australia, the actual party, are really a product of that agenda, and in no way influence government.
    Previous agendas right up to and including agenda 2030 have been attacking the west via local government , state government and commonwealth compliance and educating the young is a huge part of their agenda.
    From that original brainwashing by U.N. mandate in our schools, we get the morons of the Greens.
    The actual Greens party is irrelevant.

    Our politicians are following the orders of the U.N. to the detriment of our country.
    Why?
    Just to look good on the world stage?
    Just because Aussies have a cultural cringe thing going on and are always trying to climb on to the world stage singing Look ut Moi!

    The Global socialist U.N. and China have been attacking for years.
    The cultural Marxists in our schools follow orders and enthusiastically wreak havoc, turning many, mostly our women, insane.

    There is of course no money trail, they are just stupid?

    Why Gonski from a Liberal government?
    Why many of the U.N. dictated decisions by this Turnbull government?
    What, on hearing about Trump being voted in as POTUS, was the very first thing our PM did as an immediate reaction to this?
    Hold a press conference to reinforce his commitment to the U.N.?
    Never ones to have a argument but rather bend over and take it from the left, as soon as Abbort mentioned leaving the Paris Agreement, the fists of Skeletor and Malcom came out viciously as soon as they heard him say it.
    They won’t tolerate discussion of it for a second.
    As your dumb mate said, the people are getting it whether they like it or not.

    They’re just dumb?
    I could give many more reasons to check who’s being paid what, who’s been offered what job once they leave the Australian parliament, but there really is only one politician who thought he could go further in the U.N. once he left office in Australia, than he actually could, and that is Kevin Rudd, who, to this day, still lives in New York, around the corner from the U.N. wondering why he was the only one left out in the cold…………………………..
    He also screwed Australia as was asked, but typically thought that meant Secretary General for him.
    Dickhead thought to highly of himself as we all knew.
    He was only an Australian PM after all.

  154. Snoopy

    If only Australia had oil reserves in the Great Australian Bight and under the Great Barrier Reef.

  155. C.L.

    Another Trump “typo” in the news …
    Typo, my arse:

    Donald J. [email protected]

    Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Wow, but is anybody really surprised! Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!

    Troll level: Tenth Dan Dragon Master Mason.

  156. Snoopy

    Domestic violence increases 26 % when they play. 38 % when they lose.

    You have to admire the way these stats are presented. Oh noes! 38% of ‘married’ women are going to cop a flogging if England loses!

    Maybe our Dr Julia even believes that to be the case. It wouldn’t surprise me.

  157. RobK

    If only Australia had oil reserves in the Great Australian Bight and under the Great Barrier Reef.
    Some of the most prospective dirt on the planet.

  158. Troll level: Tenth Dan Dragon Master Mason.

    Is Don. Is Good.

  159. struth

    Not bad looking chicks either.

    What can you do?

    Well it was Tasmania……………………
    If the three good looking chicks down there were all in the one spot, and there was enough free beer to insulate against their voices…………………………….

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena

    Her chickens are about to come home to roost.

  161. Mother Lode

    You have to admire the way these stats are presented. Oh noes! 38% of ‘married’ women are going to cop a flogging if England loses!

    And uniformly across the spectrum as well, I expect.

    If it were actually concentrated in certain demographics (such as the welfare class which has proliferated so luxuriously under the type of SJW policy this bint will propose) then it would suggest it is not just about ‘men’.

    We can’t have that now…

  162. Leigh Lowe

    Troll level: Tenth Dan Dragon Master Mason.

    I laughed aloud last night when they played the grab of him saying he would like to catch up with his good friend Boris whilst he is in the UK.
    In other words, why waste my time on Dead Cow Walking, Theresa.

  163. struth

    You have to admire the way these stats are presented. Oh noes! 38% of ‘married’ women are going to cop a flogging if England loses!

    Stop grizzling.
    You are equal to men physically so you tell us.
    Fight back or learn how to get the beer from the fridge in time.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena

    Her chickens are about to come home to roost.

    Her goose is cooked?
    Can’t duck out of this one.
    It is no poultry matter.

  165. OldOzzie

    Democrats are now calling to ABOLISH ICE.

    Not a chance! So long as I’m your President, ICE WILL ALWAYS DEFEND OUR COUNTRY!

    But now I need you to stand with me and our great patriots in ICE whose jobs are being targeted by the open borders mob.

    First liberals said they didn’t want a wall.

    Now the truth is coming out… they don’t even want Americans to defend our border.

    If we don’t defend our borders, no one will.

    I’ve been saying it for years. The special interest Left dreams of an America without any borders. That would spell the end of our country.

    We cannot wait until it’s too late to act. We must stop the Left NOW.

    Please sign your name to stand with me and protect our borders from the liberal mob calling for the end of ICE.

    Thank you,

    Donald J. Trump
    Commander in Chief
    President of the United States

  166. struth

    Lies. Dam Lies and statistics.

  167. C.L.

    Could Melania Trump be any more smokin’ hot in this video?

    Ooh la-la.

  168. Dr Julia Baird ✔ @bairdjulia
    “If England gets beaten, so will she.”

    Baird peddling another tendentious claim. Here is a Royal Statistical Society paper looking at the research which however notes another relevant statistic, there is a 60:40 ratio re domestic violence reports involving females and males respectively.

  169. Could Melania Trump be any more smokin’ hot in this video?

    Indeed. That twirl at the top of the steps was very, Ooh la-la. BTW, I love Trump’s comment that Putin maybe the easiest matter on the agenda compared to Nato and UK. This is champagne trolling.

  170. OneWorldGovernment

    C.L.
    #2761102, posted on July 12, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Could Melania Trump be any more smokin’ hot in this video?

    Ooh la-la.

    Watch Trump get England out of the EU.

  171. Snoopy

    Honestly, what sort of wanker descibes themselves as ‘Dr’ on Twitter?

  172. Rococo Liberal

    I’ve watched several Jacob Rees-Mogg clips this afternoon, and listened to a couple of his podcasta. Of course he’s cropped up a lot recently and he seemed measured and well spoken but a bit of an egghead, a bit starchy. Today it became clear that in fact he’s an astonishingly decent human being. I can barely believe such a man is a politician.

    Exactly right. Rees-Mogg is exactly the sort of politican who could make the upper classes start acting properly again and leading by example.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Indeed. That twirl at the top of the steps was very, Ooh la-la. BTW, I love Trump’s comment that Putin maybe the easiest matter on the agenda compared to Nato and UK. This is champagne trolling.

    Ha, ha, yes.
    “Well, you know, the UK is in a state of turmoil … I think I will look up my old friend Boris while I am there. Great guy, Boris. I like him a lot.”

  174. Farmer Gez

    Melania Trump.
    She disrupts the Sista-hood like no other. The type of feminine beauty that they love to hate.

  175. Oh come on

    Rees-Mogg could well become one of England’s greatest leaders. He has the right stuff.

  176. Mother Lode

    DB, what comprises domestic violence in the stats?

    Does it include things like shouting? (That is the problem with their having re-defined violence so they could talk of it as a bigger problem.)

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    And people think these f$cking devil worshipping nerds are actually smart Jesus Christ…

    CERN
    @CERN
    Today, CERN is proud to celebrate the first international day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) #LGBTSTEMDay (link: https://prideinstem.org/lgbtstemday/#LGBTSTEMday) prideinstem.org/lgbtstemday/#L…

  178. None

    Roger
    #2761061, posted on July 12, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Yep. Going back to and including Howard.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    Melania Trump.
    She disrupts the Sista-hood like no other. The type of feminine beauty that they love to hate.

    Don’t forget the wardrobe. The Sistahs all seem to raid the same Brotherhood bin to cobble together some threads. The ultra fat ones don’t even bother to stretch themselves that far.

  180. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WA police commissioner Chris Dawson to issue apology to Aboriginals over ‘unconscious bias’
    Gabrielle KnowlesPerthNow
    July 12, 2018 7:00AM
    Topics
    Indigenous Australians

    WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson will apologise to Aboriginal people today for their treatment by the State’s police, claiming a history of racism or “unconscious bias” needs to end.

    In an historic address at police headquarters, Mr Dawson will urge his officers to ask themselves each time they dealt with an Aboriginal person if they were treating them the same as they would a person of another race or background.

    He told The West Australian yesterday the apology would not mean police would give criminal behaviour a “free kick” and they would continue to enforce the law. He wanted a police force that was no longer distrusted and feared by Aboriginal people, as had been the case in the past.

    “I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “That’s not to say other police in the past have always done things wrong. Many officers have always done the right thing. I just think we can do things better.”

    Mr Dawson has chosen NAIDOC Week — which celebrates the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — for the gesture, which will include their flags flown at police headquarters for the first time. He stressed he did not want the apology and flying of the flags to be just symbolic.

    Good luck to the cops in country towns, after this piece of virtue signalling.

  181. Chris

    notes another relevant statistic, there is a 60:40 ratio re domestic violence reports involving females and males respectively.

    Too sad. I might beat her if England play in the World Cup. But my wife might beat me up if Federer doesn’t win the Men’s Final.
    Please, let it be five sets and a looong tie-breaker.

  182. None

    Their growing numbers have created a problem for authorities who have struggled to reconcile the principles of youth justice with the need to contain and isolate extremist inmates who may radicalise others.

    What are these principles of youth justice? If a 17 year old can screw your daughter he is old enough to do time for his crime.

  183. Chris

    I am unconsciously biased against people who call me a c**t, steal from their neighbours, and commit crimes of violence against their own families.

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯
    @pewdiepie
    Cant wait to be surrounded by crying people here in England. 🇸🇪
    10:01 PM · Jul 7, 2018

    ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯
    @pewdiepie
    Looks like this tweet aged well after all
    4.44AM Jul 12, 2018

    Ha ha ha ja ja ja ha ha ja ha ja!!!!

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Too sad. I might beat her if England play in the World Cup. But my wife might beat me up if Federer doesn’t win the Men’s Final.
    Please, let it be five sets and a looong tie-breaker.

    I will give you 1000/1 on Federer winning the men’s final at Wimpledon this year.

  186. Chris

    WA police commissioner Chris Dawson to issue apology to Farmers and Shooters over ‘unconscious bias’
    Gabrielle KnowlesPerthNow
    July 12, 2018 7:00AM
    Topics
    Everyday Australians

    WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson will apologise to people who license firearms today for their treatment by the State’s police, claiming a history of prejudice or “unconscious bias” needs to end.

    In an historic address at police headquarters, Mr Dawson will urge his officers to ask themselves each time they dealt with an ordinary decent person licensing a firearm, if they were treating them the same as they would a person of any race or background.

    He told The West Australian yesterday the apology would not mean police would give criminal behaviour a “free kick” and they would continue to enforce the law. He wanted a police force that was no longer distrusted and feared by firearms owners, as had been the case in the past.

    “I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said.

  187. Mother Lode

    Today, CERN is proud to celebrate the first international day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) #LGBTSTEMDay

    Thomas Mann coined the dismissive expression ‘Everything is Political’ to describe the way the Western democracies (France and England) compromise every aspect of government to political opportunism.

    The military, economics, and even science – you name it. We see it everywhere we look in Australia.

    In war there is a time delay before they become effective as they have to move political appointments out of the way to create room for military merit.

    There is no equivalent cataclysm to clean out science.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am unconsciously biased against people who call me a c**t, steal from their neighbours, and commit crimes of violence against their own families.

    I am unconsciously biased against people who spit on me and call me a “white count”, assault my wife for refusing “just a few cigarettes”, bash my farm manager, and shoot two stud rams. Strange, cops didn’t want to know.

  189. Up The Workers!

    The choke-points in this cave-system were so tight that the divers had to remove their aqualungs in order to squeeze through them.

    I agree with the commenters who said that for the last week, this story was the biggest headline-grabber in the world’s press (other than for a certain set of itinerant eyebrows which were temporarily attached to a prosthetic Canadian pseudo-Prime Minister) and going on past experience, the carpet-bagging ‘creator’ of this one-manned sub, was merely gillarding for the presstitutes.

    The rescuers should nonetheless have given his improbable invention a try-out by first inserting it in its inventors’ sphincter, and then pulling him through the tunnel by a rope attached to his ‘Jatz Crackers’.

    I suspect that the hapless soccer coach must have got his pre-caving meteorological forecast from a certain anonymous and unemployed Weatherdill who is a good pal of the self-proclaimed heroic sub-inventor.

    At least the cave didn’t get to smell all Musky.

  190. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180712/pdf/43wgjcj6qz2pwl.pdf

    Sydney airport proud to announce their gonski has joined the board.

    Access to both sides of the one party State locked in.

    Good to have Maaaaaates.

  191. DB, what comprises domestic violence in the stats?

    Does it include things like shouting? (That is the problem with their having re-defined violence so they could talk of it as a bigger problem.)

    Mother Lode, from the link:

    Domestic violence is defined under the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act, 2004 as “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”. “Adults” are defined as persons aged over 18 and “family members” include mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister and grandparents, whether directly related, in‐laws or step‐family. Domestic violence extends to female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so‐called “honour crimes”. Other general terms in use for it are domestic abuse, inter‐partner violence and intimate violence.

    Since from its definition it can be a wide range of different behaviours, there is no specific statutory offence of domestic violence. Nevertheless, many forms of domestic violence are crimes and where reported to the police will be recorded under a number of categories such as assault, criminal damage, rape or murder, depending on the outcome of the incident and Home Office rules for recording crime. Furthermore, because domestic violence is not a statutory offence, it is not reported by police forces to the Home Office and does not appear separately as a category in the published crime statistics. In this respect domestic violence is “below the radar” of national statistics. However, police forces do ensure that where a case is recorded as a notifiable crime, a flag or some other database entry is made to signal it as having been domestic violence.

    Database designs for recorded crime vary across police forces. Furthermore, notifiable crimes are only about 20% of all incidents recorded by the police3, and where the circumstance of a call‐out for domestic violence is not deemed to constitute an offence it may be recorded as a domestic incident (such as heated argument, or abuse).

  192. Mother Lode

    I am having to choose a new internet plan for…internet and streaming TV like Netflix. Unlimited data, I suppose.

    There is a bewildering number of providers out there.

    I was thinking of narrowing down to Telstra, TPG and Optus.

    I will be moving to Mosman – I don’t know if they have NBN yet but I believe they at least will have soon – and since I am already paying for the damn thing anyway…

    Any recommendations?

  193. cohenite

    WA police commissioner Chris Dawson to issue apology to Aboriginals over ‘unconscious bias’
    Gabrielle KnowlesPerthNow
    July 12, 2018 7:00AM
    Topics
    Indigenous Australians

    In a tough field we have the winner for the can they get any stupider award.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Eng-ger-land!
    Eng-ger-land!
    Eng-ger-land!
    .
    .
    .
    Aw fuck!

  195. John Constantine

    You don’t feel old until you read about ‘cryptokitties’ the worlds leading blockchain collectables.

    Hundred grand for a digital art cryptokitty?.

    [ hadn’t heard about Exodus, the incoming blockchain phone that is your digital finance vault as well]

    I still reckon ammunitions and moonshine stills are the future dystopia tradable stores of value.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180712/pdf/43wgpfx3rdl7j1.pdf

  196. pete m

    This case will hit the news soon:

    https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2018/QSC18-147.pdf

    10 month old child has refractory epilepsy – left side brain goes nuts and now affecting his right side.

    Best treatment is severing link between the 2 sides of the brain.

    Parents want to take child home for holy water treatment first.

    Court orders surgery is best option.

    Reading the case you cannot but feel for the parents, but here they have not chosen wisely and fortunately the hospital and Court have properly intervened and determined what is best care for the child.

    A stark contrast to the UK case.

  197. Mother Lode

    Thanks for that, DB.

    They invariably cover posters with big burly angry looking men throwing their fists, bruised battered an broken women, and helpless children frightened of their fathers.

    The definition in the article seems a bit more lax.

  198. C.L.

    A thank you to the ABC for this insight into gay “family” life:

    When Elizabeth* first fell in love with Janie* nearly two decades ago, the future looked rosy. They built a home together and had two children.

    But eight or nine years later, as the stresses piled up — the death of loved ones, the need to field the parenting opinions of their children’s biological fathers — Janie began subjecting the family to lashings of verbal abuse.

    She would scream at Elizabeth and the children, Elizabeth said, for items that went missing in the house, or if something fell out of the cupboard. Later, Janie would swear at Elizabeth, accusing her of flirting with men and threatening to “go straight and leave her”.

    “There was some physical discipline that we would never have agreed on, smacking, that kind of thing,” Elizabeth said. “One particular incident went further than that. She really hurt one of the kids, [saying she] did it because our daughter was ‘out of control’.”

    Elizabeth now believes she had been blinded to the abuse because she was in a same-sex relationship.

    “When you have a woman [partner] that purports to be a feminist, and is quite outspoken about feminist issues, you kind of doubt yourself,” she said.

    Who to blame for lesbians bashing each other?
    Mmm …
    Oh yeah: men!

    And experts say the previously unacknowledged reality is that the same patriarchal forces that disempower women and enforce a narrow script of what it means to be a man are leading contributors to domestic violence in the LGBT community.

    “Gender inequality and patriarchy still affect our relationships as well, because we exist in the same society with the same messages,” said Kai Noonan, domestic and family violence coordinator at the Aids Council of NSW (ACON).

  199. egg_

    I don’t believe it was of “the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril”. These dives were meticulously planned, using the very best of equipment and the dive itself had been completed several times successfully before he went in. It was a calculated risk but not an unknown one and certainly not one considered near suicidal

    Thank Gawd someone other than a shiny @rse commented; too often those who see others being slagged off/elevated remain silent whilst the usual suspects go about their daily business.

  200. Stimpson J. Cat

    Any recommendations?

    Not Iinet.
    Ever.

    Telstra, because they are an exceptional business with fantastic coverage and customer service and I am a shareholder.

    Hope that helps.

    😁

  201. Mother Lode

    Thanks, Stimps.

    Not so fussed about coverage and support, but the shareholder thing is useful to know.

    Gotta support fellow Cats.

  202. Oh come on

    I think the explanation for lesbianism is Freudian in many cases. An unusually high proportion of lesbians seem to have had relatively difficult, damaging or unconventional relationships with their fathers or with father-figures in childhood.

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  204. Farmer Gez

    Holden laying off 500-1000 workers at Port Melbourne.
    Waiting for Premier Dan’s response. I can feel my wallet twitching.

  205. Stimpson J. Cat

    Some lesbians are born, some lesbians are made.
    It always ends facedown in the carpet.

    – Stimpson J. Cat.

  206. notafan

    Millions spent by the taxpayer but nutty smoke ceremony in parents country of origin-why did they even bother moving to Australia?

    Why not let them take him to wherever?

    Parental rights are 100% the only issue in these cases.

    Their advice is that he has already suffered from developmental delay. As an 11 month
    old baby, he is not yet able to do much of what might be expected of a child of that age,
    and it is their opinion that if this operation is not performed and performed urgently, there
    will be further deterioration in his brain function. K’s parents have refused to consent to
    the operation, and that is why this matter has come to this Court. That is not because they
    do not love their baby – they clearly do – but because they retain hope that traditional
    remedies might provide what might be described as a miracle cure.

  207. None

    Who to blame for lesbians bashing each other?
    Mmm …
    Oh yeah: men!

    It’s been well known for many years that lesbians have the highest incidence of domestic violence and that it’s also two way violence i.e. both partners are abusive. But of course the luvvies have not wanted to advertise that fact nor lesbian’s abuse towards children. Now of course that the luvvies have succeeded in turning DV into a celebrity speaking circuit and virtue signalling money sucking campaign – hello Rosie – lesbian DV will be all the rage so that they can demand even more money and attention. Because the nature of homosexuality is such that it’s all about them and no one else. The kids however? Meh. Not important. Nor the “opinions of the biological fathers”. Put it on record: people will tire of deviancy and immorality. Things may have to get worse first, but mark my words the backlash will happen. I hope I am alive to see it.

  208. Seb

    Theresa May needs to employ her National Soccer team to show her how to exit successfully.

  209. OldOzzie

    Or a bit more realistic

    Gold Medal Dozen

    Both the Gold Medal Red Six and Gold Medal White Six. With 20 gold and 4 trophies across the 12 wines. Standouts include a double gold medal, James Halliday 95-point Glenlofty Estate Shiraz, a premium Margaret River red that retails at $40 and the double-gold Tomich Woodside Chardonnay.

    Was $23.20 now ​$​13.50 per bottle
    $​ 162 per case 12

  210. John Constantine

    “The optimism for Australian sheep and lamb is based on a couple of basic premises.

    1) Australia is located very close to the Asian emerging middle class. While this is good for all protein products, the Asian cooking style is well suited to sheep meat. In fact, the humble mutton product from surplus “old” sheep is perfect for “slow” or “long” cooked dishes; it provides necessary protein and flavour, and will retain texture in these Asian type dishes. Alongside this, is the growing demand for premium lamb products from discerning and cashed-up consumers.

    2) Unlike wheat, where any increase in price can be met with a rapid production response from a wide range of countries, sheep meat is a small world commodity available from few. Beef too has a large and diverse supply base, with South America the sleeper in potential world beef supply. The only countries with any real export capacity of sheep meat are New Zealand and Australia. The NZ flock has succumbed to the expansion of the dairy industry, with a 15% decline in sheep numbers over the past 10 years. In Australia, the prolonged period of underwhelming wool prices has resulted in an Australian sheep flock of 70 million, well below the recent peak of 170 million. Any response of increased supply as a response to better prices is therefore constrained, with those sheep farmers who have moved to grain production in southern Australia showing no remorse nor intention to return to sheep.

    There was a time when Australia “rode on the sheep’s back”. Due to the low flock numbers and the growth in cropping, it is unlikely that sheep will again dominate the rural landscape like we saw in the 80’s.

    It is, however, hard to argue against the fact that the buildings blocks are in place for Australian sheep farmers to ride on good times resulting from improved demand for sheep meat; and let’s not forget the “record” prices currently on offer for the other “by-product” from sheep, wool.

    http://www.mecardo.com.au/

    Got to cheer myself up a bit, reality is that the next draft of lambs off feed won’t be ready to go for 3 or 4 weeks, so fingers crossed the market holds up that long.

  211. None

    I think the explanation for lesbianism is Freudian in many cases. An unusually high proportion of lesbians seem to have had relatively difficult, damaging or unconventional relationships with their fathers or with father-figures in childhood.

    Both male and female homosexuality is centred on daddy issues.

  212. mh

    Brexit architect Nigel Farage scolded nations who failed to meet their financial obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) while reaping the full benefits.

    Farage also tells Fox that Theresa May has been the worst PM in his lifetime.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=107&v=A9MRjgD_Qv8

  213. egg_

    We can just use our electric cars when the fuel stops.

    Until the diesel generators propping up the grid cannot get fuel delivered.

    It looks like Trumble is using the ACCC as a foil to admit the additional use of coal and gas.

    Ellen Fanning was frothing at the mouth at the SA State blackout – more to come, if they don’t “demand manage” in the short term; Tomago Aluminium has also been hit with unplanned outages by AGL’s Bayswater/Liddell being run into the ground.

  214. Confused Old Misfit

    Hey Stimps!
    What’s your beef with iiNet?
    They work fine for me in an area Telstra wouldn’t cover.
    Cheaper too!
    Guess the difference was your dividends? 😉

  215. Today, CERN is proud to celebrate the first international day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) #LGBTSTEMDay

    CERN, it’s a giant ring and the most bent man-made structure in the world.

  216. struth

    Both male and female homosexuality is centred on daddy issues.

    Are you excusing the pressure to become gay by our educators, mostly female?
    Forcing it down their throats, (so to speak)

    These people are mostly the products of cultural Marxism on our society, and would be seriously much much lower in number if not for that.
    Lost morals from the long march, these souls are the saddest people, and the dumbest.
    They are destroyed and hence seek to destroy.

    Please don’t blame daddy issues when the real problem, in a large proportion is the susceptibility of females to Marxism due to their inherent need for protection, which, once free of god, only government can supply them, in their minds.
    The protector (men) must then become the enemy.

    Daddy issues………………….really?
    The actual true gay, both male and female, naturally is extremely rare.

  217. Roger

    Why Gonski from a Liberal government?

    Politics over principle. With polls and focus group reports in mind it’s easier for gormless Liberal politicians to compromise and give in than to make a persuasive alternative case.

    Compulsory voting and an electorate moving incrementally leftwards thanks to indoctrination in our education system sees the Libs follow on the path of least resistance to ministerial leather and pay packets.

  218. struth

    Those wishing upon us the electric car and want no coal…….please stick a wind generator on top of your car and a solar panel (from Aussie coal powered China).
    Let’s see how you go.

  219. Chris

    Ambitious girls going with gender on gigs

    Adam Creighton and Rhian Deutrom
    Australian girls are among the most ambitious in the world relative to boys of the same age with similar socio-economic and academic characteristics, a new study shows.

    But they persist in preferring feminine jobs, partly because of their parents’ choice of toys.

    The landmark comparison of teenagers’ career aspirations globally found a third of 15-year-olds wanted to become one of just 10 occupations — including doctor, police officer, teacher, lawyer and athlete — while 15 per cent had no idea.

    “The aspirations of young people have risen often considerably, while interest in manual jobs is low and, in general terms, falling,” the OECD research said.

    Only 10 per cent of Australian 15-year-olds expected to have a manual job — less than in France or Germany — and almost 80 per cent expected a high-skilled job, the analysis found.

    Last year, more than 30 per cent of the workforce were labourers, machine operators or trades workers, according to the Australian Bureau Statistics; a little more than 35 per cent were managers or professionals.

    “Among boys and girls that have the same socio-economic background and the same proficiency level, girls have higher career expectations,” the OECD said. Polish girls were most ambitious, and Japanese girls the least.

    The analysis of 2015 PISA scores of students around the world — an internationally consistent system of assessment — found Australian girls ranked ninth among 35 nations, just behind the Finns, in terms of their desire to work in skilled, higher paid professions.

    Twins Olivia and Madeleine Rodway, 15, of Ryde in northwest Sydney, have big plans for their futures.

    Olivia, who was once determined to become prime minister, has now set her sights on becoming a journalist. Her sister dreams of entering the justice system as a forensic analyst or lawyer.

    The teenagers spent yesterday in Sydney’s Downing Centre court with their mother, Marcia Vagg, learning about the NSW courts and speaking to journalists as they prepare to choose their subjects for senior school.

    “I don’t want a mundane desk job when I get older, I want to do something exciting where I can get outside, learn new things and be around new people,” Olivia said.

    Madeleine said she had noticed that a lot of teenagers at her school we also pursuing jobs outside of traditional roles such as doctors, nurses and accountants.

    “I’ve met girls who want to be forensic pathologists, graphic designers, animators and really different sorts of jobs that all require pretty specific skills,” she said.

    The OECD report said boys preferred jobs that required manual work by a margin of 20 to one over women, while girls were twice as likely as boys to prefer sales jobs.

    “Of particular concern is the fact that in many countries, gendered choices about apprenticeships contribute to gender segmentation in the labour market, with female apprentices often being concentrated in fields that have lower completion rates, lower pay and weaker opportunities for progression,” the OECD said.

    “Children at an early stage rule out jobs that do not fit with their gender. The early thinking in children of men’s and women’s jobs likely comes from the roles they see from an early age in their families but also broader environments, including media, school, books and toys.” The OECD study stressed the importance of formal career guidance.

    Naturally, there is no comment section.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks for that, DB.

    They invariably cover posters with big burly angry looking men throwing their fists, bruised battered an broken women, and helpless children frightened of their fathers.

    Oh, and you forgot “white”.
    (Almost) all government advertising carefully selects a “cross-section of cultures” in the depictions of average Australians … there is always a heavy sprinkling head scarves, Aboriginals, North Africans and Mediterranean types.
    Except their domestic violence adverts.
    Invariably the baddies are cast as 100% white-bread Anglo types.

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone not supporting Croatia in the final is a crunt.

  222. Mother Lode

    ‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials

    Claims!

    In the hierarchy of knowledge, claim is as high as you can go.

    It is like…fact, but turned up to 11.

  223. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2761175, posted on July 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Anyone not supporting Croatia in the final is a crunt.

    They’ll be fine.
    They have a long history of defending themselves against majority Muslim countries, even when the ref stacks the deck against them.

  224. OneWorldGovernment

    Croatia.

    Kick the guts into England.

  225. mh

    Nigel’s on fire!

    As President Trump prepares to visit the U.K., Nigel Farage shares insight on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum.’

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBLNN_fKsI

  226. Roger

    Please don’t blame daddy issues when the real problem, in a large proportion is the susceptibility of females to Marxism due to their inherent need for protection, which, once free of god, only government can supply them, in their minds.

    Homosexuality is ultimately has theological sources, not merely psychological ones.

    It’s a rejection of the created order and rebellion against the heavenly Father, not just the earthly father.

    This used once, and not that long ago, to be blindingly obvious to the majority of people.

    We’re now in the position of the pagan society Paul describes in Romans 1.

  227. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #2761162, posted on July 12, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I think the explanation for lesbianism is Freudian in many cases. An unusually high proportion of lesbians seem to have had relatively difficult, damaging or unconventional relationships with their fathers or with father-figures in childhood.

    Both male and female homosexuality is centred on daddy issues.”

    Agree about lesbiansim however I think that male homosexuality is centred around mummy issues.

  228. And experts say the previously unacknowledged reality is that the same patriarchal forces that disempower women and enforce a narrow script of what it means to be a man are leading contributors to domestic violence in the LGBT community.

    The whole idea that human beings simply re-enact cultural scripts is absurd. Of course, this absurdity was a development in psychology that migrated to sociology.

  229. struth

    Politics over principle. With polls and focus group reports in mind it’s easier for gormless Liberal politicians to compromise and give in than to make a persuasive alternative case.

    Compulsory voting and an electorate moving incrementally leftwards thanks to indoctrination in our education system sees the Libs follow on the path of least resistance to ministerial leather and pay packets.

    You make my argument in a way.
    It’s not politics over principle.
    It’s money over principle.
    If that’s the case, which it is, what else are they willing to be paid for and by whom?

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