Wednesday Forum: July 18, 2018

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  1. cohenite

    Wow, schumer says you can never criticise the intel community because they will get you. And brennan, this guy is the pits.

  2. .

    The aim is likely to be for agreements struck at regional levels, with a discussion paper prepared by the Queensland Indigenous Labor Network referring to negotiations with “the individual sovereign nations, as defined and determined by those people themselves”.

    So is this really a way to finalise compensation payments under a silly name with no legal effect?

  3. Leigh Lowe

    Talk about virtue signalling, feelings of superiority, condescending bunch of freeloading, single use nitwits.

    No sugar tax?

  4. jupes

    And brennan, this guy is the pits.

    He is going down. He knows it and is going down swinging.

    In the dysfunctional US legal system it will take a while, but he will end up in orange.

  5. JC

    Imagine Rones as the synchronized swim coach for the Olympic team. It would resemble a spastics’ convention. Legs, arms, bodies flailing around, but all would look good to him.

  6. pete m

    JC you are becoming boring with your vendettas – never go boring.

  7. Surely until any “Treaty” (never told what kind) is signed then all land belongs to the Crown? Shouldn’t Native Title be immediately abolished in any State wanting to negotiate a “Treaty”?

  8. .

    Talk about virtue signalling, feelings of superiority, condescending bunch of freeloading, single use nitwits.

    Get to work JC and Fisk. There is one wahmen I respect very much in the Senate, and I want her opinion of the sugar tax.

    I want you to ask the most serene Senator and champion of women’s and girl’s dignity about her opinion of a federal sugar excise on twitter.

    GO!!!

  9. DrBeauGan

    Baldrick
    #2767309, posted on July 19, 2018 at 10:14 am
    Or he could stay reasonable and civil and off the radar.

    How does a Conservative leader in Australia 2018 get ‘on the radar’ when the radar is controlled by the media elites and are only too willing to define your faults, not your strengths?

    He gets them to point out what they think are faults and normal people don’t.

  10. JC

    Pete

    It’s not a vendetta in the least. It one sided anyway. He’s just fucking so annoying!

  11. mh

    Some of the Piers Morgan interview from a few days ago

    President Donald Trump on His Meeting With Kim Jong Un | Good Morning Britain

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

  12. .

    JC
    #2767407, posted on July 19, 2018 at 11:50 am
    Pete

    It’s not a vendetta in the least. It one sided anyway. He’s just fucking so annoying!

    You’re not asking our future Prime Minister and strong independent wahmen, Sarah Hanson Young, about her opinion of a federal sugar excise tax.

    All those with a twitter account, time for action and results!

  13. Infidel Tiger

    Get to work JC and Fisk. There is one wahmen I respect very much in the Senate, and I want her opinion of the sugar tax.

    Lee Rhiannon?

  14. JC

    Dot, I can’t. Porky Sarah blocked my twitter account over a year ago.

  15. .

    HOLY SHIT

    I’ve found struth’s youtube channel!

    “Fuckin’ nailed it!”

    A little NSFW. A few effens and seas.

    BEARD TALK: SARAH HANSON-YOUNG AND DAVID LEYONHJELM

    “Australian politics is Home and Away for lawyers and bankers, he said she said shit dressed up as having the high moral ground!”

    Great stuff!

  16. None

    So the lives were involved in some really foul plot to quote kill off and quote Tony Abbott. I can’t read the articles on the daily Tarot but photos of two women are involved including Pru what’s her face from the NSW Libs. Suggestions of NSW Libs making money from factional deals. I keep saying that the New South Wales Libs are corrupt corrupt corrupt.

  17. thefrolickingmole

    min
    Re flash mobs , sorry I cannot post it but the amazing one is a group of actors in the Netherlands promoting a Rembrandt exhibition. Dressed in costumes running thru a mall with an amazing ending.

    This one?

    Night watch

  18. .

    Fisk

    Let’s see fatty Hanson Young agitating for a sugar tax.

    You can make it work. You’re like the Cat’s Roger Stone!

  19. stackja

    Reporting upsetting someone?

  20. thefrolickingmole

    Dragon energy trolling level: Hes over 9000!

    “Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!”

  21. calli

    Ahhha! That was fantastic! I love that painting. 😀

  22. thefrolickingmole

    India, no poo in the loo or male staff please.

    Indian state to employ eunuchs as guards at care homes after spate of sexual assaults

    Innovative: Agile!, someone tell the Libs.

  23. P

    It really is quite simple. Everyone is smart except Donald J. Trump. That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected President.

    h/t srr

  24. calli

    No wonder progressives hate Kipling’s “If”.

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    I gave my son a framed copy for his 21st.

    I’m sure you could have fun with a liberal version.

  25. DrBeauGan

    Tom
    #2767361, posted on July 19, 2018 at 11:11 am
    The biggest problem I see right now in the world at large is technophobia … This is fine for people with healthy lively minds, and sheer hell for those who need rules to follow. So the B-Arkers demand rules and we get political correctness. And orthodoxy on a totalitarian scale. It’s a reaction to the internet.

    BeauGan, I think you’re ignoring the elephant in the room. When the free world defeated fascism 70 years ago, its first cousin, communism, never gave up. And the more freedom’s growth engine, capitalism, lifts people out of poverty, the more that communism tries to subvert it.

    Tom, I agree that the lefties are a critical problem. But they get a lot of traction among those who need rules to live by because they can’t handle the complexity of modern life. It’s not a coincidence that they are the ones peddling political correctness. They offer purpose and meaning and save their followers from the agony of thought. It’s a kind of religion of intellectual death.

    I find it loathsome and debased. It’s against everything I hold dear. And one has to understand what it offers its adherents.

    Ultimately, I think it offers comfort. It allows fuckwits like m0nty the chance to feel intellectually and morally superior to the rest of the human race. That’s quite a deal for a poor fish like m0nty. It tells him he doesn’t need to think or reason or master anything complicated. He just needs to say the right things. And he’s just smart enough to do that.

    The stench of political correctness is a sweet scent to those who find change stressful.

  26. None

    Uni student charged over Balmain supermarket teen stabbing granted bail
    Lucy Hughes Jones, The Daily Telegraph
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A SYDNEY university student accused of helping her boyfriend after he allegedly tried to stab a teenage boy to death has won a bid for bail.

    Weightlifter Cassandra Ross and her personal trainer partner Jeremy Allen were arrested at a Balmain home on Saturday after the 16-year-old was attacked at a nearby supermarket, police said.

    We had that axe wielding tranny who are the hacking at innocents demanded his transition drugs. This one smells like steroid rage. So yeah let’s release the f***** so he can go on another rampage. Body dysmorphia is killing innocent people.

  27. C.L.

    A blanket ban

    Don’t give the Liberal Party any more stupid ideas.

  28. Dr Faustus

    Innovative: Agile!, someone tell the Libs.

    The Lib eunuchs are already employed elsewhere.

  29. Habib

    Arthritic Bolshevik Collective breathlessly reporting accusations of branch-stacking in the Victorian ALP. Besides the fact that it’s written into their constitution, the real story is that they’re using Somalis to stack. What should be of deep concern is that there’s sufficient of those Sub-Saharan savages present here to stack a branch. What a rancid toilet this place is.

  30. testpattern

    WA NOW Breaking –

    Lauren Southern Run Over by Truck in Fremantle

    Flat white on the cappucino strip!

  31. None

    I’m glad that Latham is going after Richardson. What a great line- gutted like a fish from the waist down. Just because someone has suffered a major health issue doesn’t make them suddenly good or innocent or virtuous. Richo has had many a head turn due to sympathy but that doesn’t absolve him from his dirty associations with less than salubrious individuals nor his own cavorting with prostitutes and the like.

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    Best Girl Faith Goldy just got banned from Patreon and PayPal.

    Just outrageous.

    Jordan Peterson started this.

    Goddamn Canadian Cucks.

  33. Dr Faustus

    Concerns My Health Record could expose sex workers, people living with HIV to prosecution

    Cameron Cox, the chief executive officer of the Sex Workers Outreach project, said there were many reasons sex workers were wary of the online health database, but chief among them was the potential for law enforcement to access My Health data without seeking a warrant.

    It seems (the appropriately-named) Mr Cox visited the Cat yesterday.

  34. thefrolickingmole

    Tom
    DrBeauGan

    Most people like predictability and stability, they are happy to have a broad set of “rules” to live by.
    Unfortunately thats been converted into a fetish by stupid governments, where its seen as noble to be increasingly prescriptive to stop “rule breakers” getting ahead.

    You look at nearly every startup of anew and innovative tech or idea and there is a phase where its had to ignore the “rules” long enough to get enough assets or cash to make the rulemakers back off.

    In the short term its probably sustainable, in the long term the cumulative effect of making people drones has to be catastrophic. We will be ruled by the lowest “crab in the bucket”, poised ready to drag any getting ahead down to their level.

  35. Habib

    That vile, fat piece of shit Richardson should’ve died in jail after being shanked in the shower following a particularly long choo-choo. And compared to current Labor types he’s not a bad bloke.

  36. thefrolickingmole

    Stimpson J. Cat

    I am never clicking on one of your links again you bad, bad follicular disaster area.

  37. On The Bolt Report on Sky at 7pm: how Victoria Police and Leftist fascists teamed up to scare Canadian alt-right activist Lauren Southern from speaking here.

    First police tell her to pay $230,000 for protection from Victoria’s violent Left, and then hit her with a bill for “only” $65,000. Southern and Stefan Molyneux are my guests.

    The idea that speakers must pay for protection by VicPol is utterly disgusting.

  38. C.L.

    Gordon “Raging Bull” Tallis to be inducted into NRL Hall of Fame.
    The man who turned “rag-doll” into a verb after he rag-dolled Brett Hodgson in 2002:

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am never clicking on one of your links again you bad, bad follicular disaster area.

    Paybacks a b$tch.

    😁

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking news for Googlery if he is still peeping in the window.
    It seems his hero Elon Musk-rat has just had to eat a yuuuuge serve of humble pie.

  41. mh

    From Stimpy’s link to the left wing Politico we can see that the Left want war.

  42. Roger

    First police tell her to pay $230,000 for protection from Victoria’s violent Left

    So VicPol are now running a protection racket using the Prog Left mob as their standover man.

    Disgraceful.

  43. Rossini

    Baldrick
    #2767283, posted on July 19, 2018 at 9:44 am
    +1

  44. JC

    I’ve been feeling like shit for the past week, went to see the doc and after a run around the park it looks like I have to have surgery in the next few days. That’s not my chief concern. The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

  45. Habib

    Gordo was the last hard bastard to play for Qld. Pack of big girls blouses now, like the rest of the NRL. Amazing how quickly these bastions were cucked, no challenge with wogball or the AFL, they were all mincing poodles to start with.

  46. C.L.

    First police tell her to pay $230,000 for protection …

    Victoria Police are utterly corrupt. They’re criminals.
    Alfonse Gangitano did exactly the same thing to make a living.
    Protection money.
    Unfortunately the Labor Party also owns the judiciary in Victoria so nothing can be done.

  47. JC

    Good luck, JC.

    That depends, Dover. 🙂

    Thanks

  48. Shy Ted

    Sixty-one year old Melbourne woman charged and prosecuted for fellating a 15 year-old student when she was a 34 year-old teacher way back in 1992. Now … OK. I get it. But 27 years ago and the bloke brings charges against her? I dunno.
    Will he get compensation? Will she go to jail. Who cares, I just love a story with a happy ending.

  49. mh

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!
    9:27 PM – Jul 18, 2

    100 percent.

  50. 2dogs

    I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    Say you’re a Muslim, and that it is against your religion to be operated on by a woman.

  51. I’m sure you could have fun with a liberal version.
    It only needs to be the last two (modified) lines;

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a non gender specific person, my non gender specific person!

    Neatly captures the lefty sense of entitlement coupled with their mental retardation and inability to comprehend anything longer than 180 characters.

  52. jupes

    This is the most romantic story I have ever heard.

    Fuck me dead Stimpy. Have you been hanging out with Chrissy Paahhn?

  53. Leigh Lowe

    The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    Don’t be like that.
    Women are just as skilled at enlargements and facelifts as men.

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter
    Hey, remember when Trump bombed Syria last April because U.S. INTELLIGENCE found that Assad had used sarin gas? REPORT: NO SARIN. NO NERVE GAS.

  55. H B Bear

    The Victoriastani Liars should be applauded. They are probably the first group since Victorian-era sugar and tobacco growers to have any use for Somalis.

  56. Habib

    Sixty-one year old Melbourne woman charged and prosecuted for fellating a 15 year-old student when she was a 34 year-old teacher way back in 1992. Now … OK. I get it. But 27 years ago and the bloke brings charges against her? I dunno.
    Will he get compensation? Will she go to jail. Who cares, I just love a story with a happy ending.

    What sort of unit has a sook about getting a hoover? Skiting’s one thing but going to the plod is pretty pathetic, no doubt the douche is looking for a sling.

  57. Atoms for Peace

    JC..you could always go private😎

  58. Tom

    Keep us informed of progress in the operating theatre, JC. Minute-by-minute would be fine.

  59. JC

    I love these stories, it’s like dreaming about winning one of those US lotteries only much bigger.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/990585/Dmitrii-Donskoi-Russian-warship-South-Korea-gold

    One thing I don’t get though – the Russians obviously had some very rough idea where the ship sunk…..Why wouldn’t you have a ship combing the area for the past 60 odd years. US$150 is not small change even for a country.

  60. JC

    Atoms for Peace
    #2767472, posted on July 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    JC..you could always go private

    I am and I’ve ended up with this problem.

  61. Stimpson J. Cat

    The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    Say you are a practicing Scientologist, and it is against Xenu’s law for a female to operate on your Thetan.
    Wear crisp ironed white jeans to the consult with a Tom Cruise attitude to seal the deal.
    Problem solved.
    Good Luck.

  62. C.L.

    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter
    Hey, remember when Trump bombed Syria last April because U.S. INTELLIGENCE found that Assad had used sarin gas? REPORT: NO SARIN. NO NERVE GAS.

    Mmm. Makes you wonder what Britain is up to re Russia and nerve agents.
    This from last year:

    Test indicates Syria used sarin in chemical attack.

    BEIRUT — Britain’s delegation to the chemical weapons watchdog says its director has told a meeting that tests indicate that sarin or a similar toxin was used in an April 4 attack in Syria that killed nearly 90 people.

    In a tweet Wednesday, the U.K. delegation said Ahmet Uzumcu, the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, made the statement at the opening of a closed-door meeting of the OPCW’s executive council, which was discussing the attack.

    Turkish and British tests also have concluded that sarin or a substance similar to the deadly nerve agent was used.

    The United States blamed the chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on the government and fired nearly 60 missiles at a Syrian air base in response.

    Syria’s government denies the allegations.

    The OPCW had no immediate comment.

    Well now the OPCW has made a comment:

    The results show that no organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties. Along with explosive residues, various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from two sites, for which there is full chain of custody…

    The Fact-Finding Mission also issued a report on 2 July 2018 addressing allegations of chemical weapons use in Al-Hamadaniya, Syria on 30 October 2016, and Karm al-Tarrab, Syria on 13 November 2016. On the basis of the information received and analysed, the prevailing narrative of the interviews, and the results of the laboratory analyses, the FFM cannot confidently determine whether or not a specific chemical was used as a weapon in the incidents that took place in the neighbourhood of Al-Hamadaniyah and in the area of Karm al-Tarrab.

    No sarin was found. NONE. Britain was lying.

  63. Habib

    In any decent society you’d be able to engage whichever surgeon or whatever else you choose, with no input from the state. The plebs here seem relatively happy to have every part of their lives managed by officious, incompetent cretins.

  64. John Constantine

    http://www.wafarmers.org.au/live-sheep-exports-next-steps/

    Australia has the worlds third fastest growing Vegan voteherd.

    As a method for conversion to totalitarian socialism, it has been a masterstroke to recruit wymynsys to the Stalin Diet. [ they inevitably bring their blokes and kids along with them, and vegan pets as well]

    As we all know, nothing has been proved to produce weight loss for all as fast as taking a country Stalinist.

    Comrades.

  65. DrBeauGan

    In the short term its probably sustainable, in the long term the cumulative effect of making people drones has to be catastrophic. We will be ruled by the lowest “crab in the bucket”, poised ready to drag any getting ahead down to their level.

    True, mole. There are lots of social rules that we happily conform to because, like driving on the left side of the road it generally makes life easier. In emergencies, we break them. Those of us who have grasped that the Sabbath is made for Man, and not Man for the Sabbath do, anyway. But there are places where you can make up the rules as you go along by reasoning from general principles rooted in an understanding of human nature. The bureaucratic mind can’t handle that.

    Totalitarian ideologies are for losers. Islam, communism, fascism. All designed to save you from the anguish of thinking for yourself.

  66. Habib

    Local commie radio (which at least is funded by its audience) had a commie on this morning, snorking on about his rather bizarre idea of freedom. When he said that the “capitalist” west was probably less free than the former East Germany I nearly ran off the road and crushed some bicycle nazis. These people are loose, and they vote FFS.

  67. Dr Faustus

    Elon Musk-rat has just had to eat a yuuuuge serve of humble pie.

    “My words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths and suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub.”

    Pretty dismal apology really:

    ‘The guy’s a liar and suggested I engage in a deviant sexual act, just as any dyed-in-the-wool pervert would. But I apologise anyway’

    Musk has clearly been warned that a court case looking for a couple of $mil damages would likely wipe another $2 billion off Tesla and make future funding rather more difficult.

  68. cohenite

    HOLY SHIT

    I’ve found struth’s youtube channel!

    “Fuckin’ nailed it!”

    A little NSFW. A few effens and seas.

    BEARD TALK: SARAH HANSON-YOUNG AND DAVID LEYONHJELM

    “Australian politics is Home and Away for lawyers and bankers, he said she said shit dressed up as having the high moral ground!”

    Great stuff!

    It is, worth posting again:

  69. Some History


    Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    One can fantasize… like maybe the re-opening of Alcatraz as a holding facility where the San Franpoopoo Administration is then relocated.

  70. Roger

    There is no blight the Prog Left won’t attempt to fit with their agenda:

    Domestic violence against indigenous women is blamed on colonialism.

    Now domestic violence against Muslim women is blamed on…Islamophobia!

  71. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    There is no blight the Prog Left won’t attempt to fit with their agenda:

    Domestic violence against indigenous women is blamed on colonialism.

    Now domestic violence against Muslim women is blamed on…Islamophobia!

    Lets join them and blame mass shootings on hoplophobia.

  72. calli

    All the very, very best, JC. If it’s the sort of surgery you need to prepare for, start now.

  73. cohenite

    On The Bolt Report on Sky at 7pm: how Victoria Police and Leftist fascists teamed up to scare Canadian alt-right activist Lauren Southern from speaking here.

    First police tell her to pay $230,000 for protection from Victoria’s violent Left, and then hit her with a bill for “only” $65,000. Southern and Stefan Molyneux are my guests.

    I’ll be seeing her in Sydney. Security at Milo’s show was tight but superfluous since most of the ADF were there in their civies and I expect a similar turnout for Miss Southern.

  74. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2767487, posted on July 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Why was he angry?

    The Thais.
    They no lub him long time.
    He upset.

  75. Habib

    Were it me I’d litigate Musk until his pancreas exploded.

  76. zyconoclast

    How Immigration Officials Cooked the Books and Fooled Congress for Years

    A recent Justice Department report on U.S. immigration courts provides a rare glimpse into the difficulties faced by the Trump administration as it repairs the damages inflicted on these tribunals over the last 20 years.

    But give credit to the courts’ new executive, James McHenry. Early on, he identified the need for transparency and has made accurate disclosure of court business one of his agency’s highest priorities. Candor, if not reform, demands no less.

    It’s a good start for an executive whose predecessors often avoided—and sometimes denied—the truth about the courts’ troubling dynamics. Yet the courts limped along, their annual reports masking a systemic dysfunction never shared with Congress.

    While transparency won’t cure the dysfunction, it should identify obvious areas for reform—among them failures to appear in court.

    From 1996 through 2016, just under half of all aliens who were set free pending a trial date—1.25 million in total—were ordered removed, i.e. deported. Of that number, 952,291 were removed for evading court. Less than a quarter of this same group actually appeared in court. Over the span of more than two decades of court business, nearly two-fifths (37 percent) of those who were let free before their trial ended up fleeing court.

    Since 1996, an average of 45,000 migrants each year disappeared, adding to a backlog of unexecuted removal orders that in 2016 numbered 954,000. If predictions are correct, nearly 57,000 people will evade their hearings in 2018 and bring the 23-year failure-to-appear total to 1.05 million—that’s 9.3 percent of the illegal population in the U.S. as measured by a 2017 Pew Research Center study.

    It is here that damage to the courts, immigration enforcement, and national security intersect.

    From 2001 through 2005, Immigration and Customs Enforcement freed 45,000 out of nearly 92,000 people who entered the U.S. from terror-linked nations. Released to pursue asylum claims, Department of Homeland Security officials believed many would disappear—and they were right.

    Out of 641,000 immigration court decisions handed down over the same period, 43 percent of them—or 279,000 verdicts—directed those who missed their hearings to be removed. Court records reveal that aliens detained and then released to appear in court fled their hearings at roughly the same rate as their counterparts who were never detained.

    Unsurprisingly, Homeland Security found that 85 percent of those ordered removed later absconded. In other words, when confronted with deportation, they ran. Seldom, according to ICE records, were any ever rearrested.

    How did their flight from court escape notice? How did the practice continue for so long without a reckoning?

    The answer lies in mismanagement across both Republican and Democratic administrations that produced weak—and sometimes dishonest—recaps of court business. In essence, federal agencies calculated failure-to-appear rates in a misleading manner for congressional oversight.

    Instead of calculating the failure-to-appear rate by taking the number of aliens free before trial who missed court out of all those who were free before trial (n = x ÷ y), the courts pursued a different calculation: They took the number who skipped trial out of the much larger number of those who were free before trial plus those who were detained before trial n = x ÷ ( y + z).

    Including the detained (people who can’t miss court) in an equation measuring failure-to-appear rates produced the desired effect. It enlarged the denominator, shrank the numerator, and gamed this important metric. A much reduced—and less alarming—failure-to-appear rate resulted.

    This is how a whole generation of executives rigged the failure-to-appear rate. Intended to mute embarrassing numbers, its practical effect was deception. Its byproducts were less scrutiny, the concealing of threats, and delayed reform.

    The ugly truth is that this deception took place against a giant backdrop of real risk, at a time when the need for honest reporting could scarcely have been greater.

    In the five years following the 9/11 attacks, failures to appear at immigration trials exploded. Fifty percent of those free before trial—360,199 out of 713,974—disappeared. In 2005 and 2006 alone, 58 percent of the same group—216,573 people out of 374,227—vanished.

    But using their trademark funny math, executives told both Senate and House Judiciary committees that only 39 percent had dodged court. Predictably, the disorder continued.

    Such dynamics cannot be ignored—nor such dishonest bookkeeping continued—if the U.S. is to revive its courts and enforcement assets and regain control of its borders. None of this will be easy, though. As recently as 2016, 43 percent of those slated for court never showed.

    Mark Twain, that keen observer of all things shoddy, once quipped that “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” An entire federal agency proved him right.

    But one new court executive, armed with some candor, means to prove the exception to Twain’s adage.

    Note: A mathematical equation in this article has been corrected.

  77. zyconoclast

    The Immigration Scandal No One Is Talking About

    Among the least talked about scandals in Washington is how immigration officials spent decades misleading Congress about the number of migrants evading court. I discussed that scandal at length in my last article.

    In advancing this decadeslong effort, no accounting trick and no false narrative was out of bounds. Never in any year did these officials tell the real story of a court system in crisis. Brave rhetoric and bleached numbers consistently camouflaged the courts’ disarray.

    “The fight against terrorism,” the Bush and Obama administrations boldly declared from 2005 through 2012, “is the first and overriding priority of the Department of Justice. … A key component of this effort is the securing of our nation’s borders and the repair of the immigration system as a whole. The application and enforcement of our immigration laws remain a critical element of this national effort.”

    Both administrations insisted that immigration courts serve “as the front-line presence nationwide in immigration matters.”

    Yet court officials’ words and actions didn’t match up with a “front-line presence.” While nearly a million people ran from court over the last 22 years—meaning 37 percent of all those free pending trial failed to appear for their hearings—no alarm was sounded by those in charge.

    The courts’ 2007 annual report is just one example of the misleading numbers court officials pushed out for congressional oversight and public consumption each year.

    “The overall failure-to-appear … rate decreased,” officials stated, “to 19 percent in 2007 from the five-year high of 39 percent in 2006.” This was pure whitewash. Accurate accounting showed the failure-to-appear rate in 2006 was 59 percent—51 percent higher than court executives admitted. Nor was the real failure-to-appear rate in 2007 a lowly 19 percent. It was 36 percent, nearly double what the courts reported to Congress.

    But gaming failures to appear in court was just one dynamic that officials suppressed to the point of dishonesty. Others, like unexecuted deportation orders, received scant official mention, but got out anyway.

    “All should be troubled,” wrote immigration appeals Judge Edward Grant in 2006, “by the fact that only a small fraction of final orders of deportation … are actually executed.”

    Records confirm this. Of the 1,254,152 aliens who were ordered deported from 1996 through 2016, 76 percent of them—953,506 to be exact—remained in the U.S. They not only remained, but grew.

    From a total of 557,762 unexecuted removal orders in 2008 were added 395,744 through August 2016—a 71 percent increase in less than eight years. Despite expanded enforcement since 2017, court records say failures to appear in court will only increase and with them, experience shows, unexecuted removal orders.

    None of this is new—yet nothing has been done. Failures to appear in court have predicated evasion of removal orders for years and are chronic symptoms of an immigration system turned upside down.

    A 1989 Government Accountability Office audit on immigration courts foreshadowed today’s extremes. It concluded that “aliens have nothing to lose by failing to appear for hearings” and noted that over the preced­ing 30 years illegal entry into the United States increased by 2,200 percent—from 45,000 in 1959 to 1.2 million in 1989—and, as illegal entry grew, so did failures to appear in court.

    The Government Accountability Office’s audit also addressed cause and effect—and it didn’t blame illegal aliens. “Disregard for the courts,” it stated, stemmed from a “lack of repercussions.” Few aliens, it said, faced any “adverse consequences,” deportation included.

    A 2006 Justice Department inspector general’s report agreed, stating the “program for deporting illegal aliens had been largely ineffective” and that “89 percent of nondetained aliens released into the U.S. who were subsequently issued final orders of removal were not removed.”

    For a watchful public, these failures prove the gross inadequacy of federal response to problems now years in the making. All involve frail courts, feeble enforcement, and the willingness of government executives to hide embarrassing truths that worsen the causes underlying them.

    What’s more is that in human terms, these trends also bring tragedies.

    Algerian-born immigrant Ahmed Ferhani was arrested by New York City police on robbery and narcotics charges in 2010. Facing deportation, he remained free pending trial, then fled court in 2011. He was later arrested—but not before plotting attacks on Manhattan synagogues and the Empire State Building.

    Jose Alfaro, a Salvadoran national, was ordered deported in 2002. Despite two later arrests, he remained at-large for nine years before murdering three people in Manassas, Virginia, on Feb. 10, 2011.

    Kesler Dufrene, a Haitian national and twice-convicted burglar, was ordered deported upon completing his Florida prison sentence in 2010. Still, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released him, and on Jan. 2, 2011, he gunned down two adults and a 15-year-old in North Miami.

    From these self-inflicted failures that now tarnish our immigration institutions, a simple lesson emerges: The nation that can elevate the immigrant must likewise sanction the violator.

    Immigration done right—by attracting the talented, redeeming the persecuted, and removing the offender—dignifies and enriches us all. The systemic disorder America now faces does neither.

  78. calli

    Perhaps the jibe about sub-sticking was too close to home.

  79. zyconoclast

    Activists Demand Amazon Stop Selling White Supremacist Merchandise

    As hate groups proliferate across the country, Amazon is under fire for allowing White supremacists to peddle their content on its online retail platform. Today (July 17), activists staged #PrimeDayofAction, a protest that coincides with yesterday’s Amazon Prime Day, to demand the retail giant remove and stop profiting from hateful paraphernalia.

  80. JC

    She admitted sexually assaulting her younger sister at a young age in the a very disgusting way. Now she’s french kissing animals.

    https://www.thewrap.com/lena-dunham-french-kiss-animals-tweet-delete/

  81. zyconoclast

    Migration rises as non-EU workers make up for fall in EU arrivals

    Migration into the UK is on the up as non-EU nationals arrive in growing numbers, more than replacing a slide in EU citizens coming to Britain.

    Net migration rose to 282,000 in 2017, the Office for National Statistics said, up from 249,000 in 2016.

    This is still short of the high of 332,000 in 2015, but takes the number of arrivals minus departures back above its annual average of a quarter of a million over the past five years.

    However migration from elsewhere in the world increased to 277,000 last year, up from 175,000 in 2016. This was driven particularly by larger numbers of migrants from Asia, though there was also a small increase from North America, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa.

    “It’s a mystery how the number of non-EU workers is increasing when there are so many restrictions being placed on the visa limit for recruiting highly-skilled non-EU workers,” said Gerwyn Davies at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

  82. C.L.

    That Musk ‘apology’ won’t do, legally.
    He is going to be sued and for a lot of money.

  83. Habib

    Any official who releases an offender into the population that subsequently re-offends should be personally liable for the offences, both civil and criminal.

  84. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I’ve been feeling like shit for the past week, went to see the doc and after a run around the park it looks like I have to have surgery in the next few days. That’s not my chief concern. The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    What race is the surgeon?

    Where did she train?

    I have a lot of flashing lights going off in my office.

  85. Makka

    There’s no doubt turdball is a quisling. But what motivates the rest of the fuckers?

    Have you forgotten who bankrolled the last Lib election campaign?

    What motivates them? Turdball OWNS their arses.

  86. zyconoclast

    Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ poem scrubbed off wall by students who claim he was a ‘racist’

    In lieu of Kipling’s If, students used a black marker pen to write out the poem Still I Rise by Maya Angelou on the same stretch of wall.

    Sara Khan, the liberation and access officer at Manchester’s students’ union (SU), blamed a “failure to consult students”

    Fatima Abid, the general secretary of Machester’s SU, said that after seeing the Kipling poem on the wall last Friday, student leaders decided within an hour that it must be taken down.

  87. Some History

    How can we make money in this job?

    Blackadder – Indulgences & Relics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_RCasW4GBI

    Video length: 2 mins 46 secs

  88. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    P.S If you die JC, can you bequeath me the hotline?

  89. C.L.

    Best of luck, JC. No worries!

  90. Habib

    Being rewarded with money, power and prestige way beyond their actual pathetic capabilities is the motivation. Do person of ability and decency would degrade themselves so just to score a couple of hundred K, an open travel tick and a comcar. The only way lawyers actually descend further down the evolutionary chain is when they become politicians.

  91. Habib

    No. WTF is auto-correct doing?

  92. Makka

    Trump and Obama have this in common. Judge them by their deeds not their words.

    I’d argue, judge them by their results, not their words.

  93. Habib

    Sara Khan, the liberation and access officer at Manchester’s students’ union (SU), blamed a “failure to consult students”

    Fatima Abid, the general secretary of Machester’s SU, said that after seeing the Kipling poem on the wall last Friday, student leaders decided within an hour that it must be taken down.

    The UK’s rooted, but has cheaper energy than here. What’s that say about this sewer?

  94. zyconoclast

    In the world according to the new social studies curriculum there is no such thing as Albertans or even Canadians.

    In the many thousands of words of the new curriculum prototype document for K-4 social studies, which spells out in detail how and what things are going to be taught in Alberta schools, there’s not one explicit reference to Albertans or Canadians, let alone any notion that there’s value in teaching Alberta history or Canadian history.

    What is the focus? Well, there are six references to “settlers,” along with more than 30 references to First Nations, Metis and Inuit, as well as about a dozen references to francophones. A typical example is the following directive for kindergarten students to explore and discuss the notion that “stories of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, francophone and diverse groups hold meaning.”

  95. Going for a job interview, I find that I’ve parked directly outside the Lord Nelson Hotel.

    Interview or beer? Talk me out of it!!

  96. Leigh Lowe

    What race is the surgeon?

    Where did she train?

    Maybe you need this guy.
    Or, if you are looking for someone a bit younger, maybe this one.
    IT only trust doctor who does surgery with a knife and fork.

  97. zyconoclast

    President Trump doubled down on previous comments he made regarding mass migration to Europe, saying “not one” European country has been improved by a massive influx of immigrants and refugees.

    “The immigration policies in Europe are a disaster. You’re destroying Europe. You’re destroying the culture of Europe. The crime is up in those areas, and you better do something,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired Tuesday night.

    The president added that he views the situation in Europe as a warning to the U.S. that it needs to be stronger on border security, which he says still includes a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  98. Makka

    I’ve been feeling like shit for the past week, went to see the doc and after a run around the park it looks like I have to have surgery in the next few days. That’s not my chief concern. The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    You’d do anything for a bit of sympathy. In any case, best of luck JC.

  99. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2767359, posted on July 19, 2018 at 11:10 am
    Obama grows up, becomes Republican.
    Wow.

    Haha, only on the Cat are MLK and Obama solid Republicans, while both Bushes were socialist squishes.

    Very low energy trolling by the reactionary lackey.

  100. JC

    Thanks Calli, CL. It’s no biggie. Stuff like this doesn’t worry me.

    All excellent questions Artiste that I hadn’t thought about.

    Her first name’s Kate which is a problem right there. 🙂

    P.S If you die JC, can you bequeath me the hotline?

    It’s already in the will. You think I’d leave one of greatest creations to go to waste?

  101. zyconoclast

    How the rest of the world is marking Mandela’s 100th birthday

    From musical tributes and gala dinners to rousing exhibitions‚ the world will join South Africans to celebrate late former statesman Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday on Wednesday.

    Kicking off the international “party”‚ London’s Southbank Centre‚ together with the Apartheid Museum and Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives‚ has launched an exhibition exploring the iconic leader’s life.

    “This exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and marks the centenary of his birth.

  102. Habib

    Beer then interview. If the HR troop’s a girlie you can chat her up, might be on a trifecta.

  103. JC

    Dot

    I’m leaving you the Global Warming and Fair Pay Institute. If something happens like they remove the wrong organ, please take good care of it… for the childrens’ sake.

  104. JC

    On a serious note, I have to say, that since Jon Stewart tried to destroy Tucker Carlson in that interview, which Tucker should never have done – especially with a bow tie. I have to say Carlson’s star has been going up like a Saturn v rocket. He’s really very good.

  105. Beer then interview. If the HR troop’s a girlie you can chat her up, might be on a trifecta.

    I knew you’d come good, Habib. Validation is important.

    *burp*

  106. zyconoclast

    An Open Letter to Microsoft: Drop your $19.4 million ICE tech contract

    Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN says

    Algeria’s government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world’s most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a U.N. migration official said Saturday.

    The migrants, from 16 different countries, were abandoned at the border with Niger, according to a tweet from Giuseppe Loprete , the head of the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration in Niger.

  107. Habib

    It should be surprising that the left would embrace a terrorist that installed a hideous corrupt, socialist regime on a country, but it’s not.

  108. Mater

    The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    I’m assuming it’s not a procedure for which small fingers might be more comfortable.
    I hope it goes OK.

  109. Habib

    The Jaapies should’ve croaked the bastard on Robben Island.

  110. Makka

    so what was it that made him go off the rails in his second term?

    Look at his upbringing. He was raised by whitey hating communists and anarchists, best friends with terrorists like Ayers who co-wrote his biography. If ever there was the Manchurian Candidate it was the Kenyan.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    I’m assuming it’s not a procedure for which small fingers might be more comfortable.

    I am downloading the details from MyHealth now.
    Will post later.

  112. Any official who releases an offender into the population that subsequently re-offends should be personally liable for the offences, both civil and criminal.

    +100

  113. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Spectator Index

    @spectatorindex
    2h2 hours ago
    More
    Earnings, 2018. ($ million)

    Floyd Mayweather: 285
    George Clooney: 239
    Kylie Jenner: 166
    Judy Sheindlin: 147
    Dwayne Johnson: 124
    U2: 118
    Coldplay: 115
    Messi: 111
    Ed Sheeran: 110
    Cristiano Ronaldo: 108

    How does Clooney earn so much? Must all be endorsements, because the bloke can’t open a movie for shit.

    What a world when Judge Judy and Kylie Jenner earn so much.

  114. Anyone got a quick link to some of the comforting words JC posted about Winston Smith at the time of Winston’s most recent heart surgery? Any example will do.

  115. Top Ender

    The Mocker is getting stuck into Fitzsimons and the ABC.

    Probably paywalled – if anyone wants I can post it all.

  116. thefrolickingmole

    IT only trust doctor who does surgery with a knife and fork.

    Dr Grigs?

  117. Habib

    TE, post away. Anything belittling Pirate Pete and that commie coven is worth a view.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    How does Clooney earn so much? Must all be endorsements, because the bloke can’t open a movie for shit.

    It’s mostly endorsements and adverts for Nespresso and high end watches.
    I think he makes jack-shit from fillems anymore.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    #2767537, posted on July 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    The Spectator Index

    Is the U2 figure before tax, after tax or both?

  120. Some History

    The Mocker is getting stuck into Fitzsimons and the ABC.

    Poyret Pete has us all fooled. He’s already donated his brain to science. The Poyret’s running on “neural fumes”.

  121. JC

    I really don’t need to be comforted, Driller. It wasn’t my intention.

    By the way, have you got an answer to my question from last night… about your new found vocation as an international human rights advocate, you boofhead.

  122. Top Ender

    The Mocker: Is Peter FitzSimons just part of Michelle Guthrie’s secret plan?

    The Australian12:25PM July 19, 2018

    I’m never sure what to make of ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie. At times I think she is a bumbler prone to annoying those who work in the organisation as much as she irritates its critics. Just after the ABC axes 22 news journalists so it can hire digital staff, it engages Fairfax columnist and author Peter FitzSimons as a guest reporter for Foreign Correspondent.

    This week’s episode concerned the Turnbull Government’s policy of deporting New Zealand citizens on grounds of criminal history and character, an issue that has caused friction between the two countries. Not surprisingly for one who prides himself on being progressive, FitzSimons portrayed the deportees as victims of a harsh conservative government. Next time he does that, he might want to feature someone other than a drug trafficker, a wife-bashing ice addict, or a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang with the initials ‘FTP’ (F**k the Police) tattooed on his neck.

    You wonder what professional ABC journalists make of this guest reporter’s antics. The respected Tony Eastley, a senior journalist who spent 37 years with the ABC, was clearly dumbfounded. “Really is this what #ForeignCorrespondent is supposed to be about,” he tweeted. “Objectivity out the window.”

    The narration was replete with patronising and dumbed-down clichés. Australians and New Zealanders, FitzSimons effusively declared no fewer than four times, were “brothers and sisters in arms”. The policy of deporting New Zealanders, he warned, could “boomerang on us too”.

    This was bad enough, but FitzSimons’ penchant for self-promotion made the unworthy unwatchable. “I’ve had the honour of facing the All Blacks’ haka six times,” he said, as he broke out in a seemingly impromptu rendition in a Maori community hall. And “As a one-time Wallaby who was actually once sent off against the All Blacks for violence, I perhaps know more than most just how intense the rivalry between our two nations can be.” In this half-hour show he found time to indulge in anecdotes about his playing days, yet he did not bother to interview any of the victims of the crimes these deportees committed.

    What on earth is going on when our taxes are paying for a bandana-wearing middle-aged man to ponce about on the world stage? Yes I know, desperate times, desperate measures and all that, but surely they could have found someone in-house? Anyone from Play School fancy a trip across the Tasman? For pity’s sake, it would have been less embarrassing had they got Mr Squiggle to narrate it.

    And then it hit me. What if by hiring FitzSimons, Guthrie secret’s purpose was to recover the $84 million the ABC will lose as a result of the government’s freezing indexation over the next three years? The underlying threat could not be clearer: “Cut our funding, and this is an example of what you will see on your televisions night after night”. If that was Guthrie’s intention, she is a malevolent genius. Just picture the dismay on viewers’ faces as they change from ABC channel to channel only to see FitzSimons’ image dominating every screen. Worse still, imagine the scenes we didn’t get to see from his latest appearance:

    PF: “Hello from Auckland, New Zealand. I’m Peter FitzSimons. I normally introduce myself to my readers as ‘your humble correspondent’, but tonight I’m here as your humble foreign correspondent! This is no dilettante indulgence, viewers. As I wrote in my column on Sunday, this “was a complex, difficult story to cover, requiring me to call in a lot of long-time political contacts in NZ”. I’m talking about all those Kiwis our government has deported, and I’m here with one of them, Neville Smith. Neville, how did it feel for you, who dinkum spent more years in Oz than you spent in Enzed, to be suddenly given the boot in the name of law and order?”

    NS: “Well it was a shock to say the least. I’d …”

    PF: “Focus, Neville. I know you’re overwhelmed at being interviewed by a celebrity, but today you’re the one in the limelight. You’re in the foreground, I’m in the background. Everything here is geared to that effect. Just keep your eyes trained on the bright red bandana while you do the talking, okay?

    NS: “Okay, I think I can remember to …”

    PF: “I need you to be succinct, Neville. This interview’s only a ninety second segment, which means what you say must be short and to the point. Use my style of writing as a model. For example, when I wrote last year about being at the Auckland Writers’ Festival and witnessing the delightful spontaneity of progressivism in your country, I said ‘I was on stage being interviewed about my book on Gallipoli by the long-time Kiwi breakfast TV host, Alison Mau, who in the course of our conversation mentioned she was engaged to marry her gorgeous partner Karleen.’ See how every word in that sentence is essential to my observation?”

    NS: “Well, not really, but …”

    PF: “Now about your deportation, Neville. Admittedly you’re no saint are you?”

    NS: “Definitely not. As a young bloke I got into a bit of trouble with the law, and I …”

    PF: “Just like many an Australian lad has done, Neville, a fact I noted in my book ‘Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia’s Most Notorious Legend’. Much of what we call crimes are in fact youth rising up against the oppressive laws of conservative governments. Was that your experience?”

    NS: “No, I was just a young bloke who was bored and crime to me was like a sugar hit …”

    PF: “Sugar! I know what you mean: the unregulated supply of sucrose to the masses has contributed to the demise of many. In my last column I mentioned that the federal government, in releasing a consultation paper on how we can reduce the intake of sugar, has adopted one of my ideas. If only it had done so years earlier when I was imploring them to, Neville; it could have been a lot different for you. So, tell me: did your arbitrary deportation change your views of Australians being fair and just-minded people?”

    NS: “Yeah it’s fair to say I was annoyed. I mean Aussies are very quick to claim Kiwis as their own when it suits them, but …”

    PF: “But rest assured that’s not the case with all Australians, Neville. If you read my book ‘Nancy Wake: A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine’ you’ll see I was quick to acknowledge this Aussie nemesis of the Gestapo was born in New Zealand. But I digress. When you first became aware the government wanted to deport you, what appeal rights did you have?”

    NS: “Well, I was disadvantaged because …”

    PF: “I know why you were disadvantaged, Neville. Your appeal would have been sent to the Queen of England, and instead of considering this impartially she was conflicted.”

    NS: “No, I had a dud lawyer and he …”

    PF: “And the reason she was conflicted, Neville, is because the Queen of England is in turn the Queen of Australia, as well as the Queen of New Zealand. Therefore I put it to you it is no skin off her royal nose where her subjects are transported, as long as they remain in the Commonwealth. That is why Her Majesty did not stay your deportation order.”

    NS: “Look, she didn’t have anything to do with …”

    PF: “But let me just say, Neville, as Chair of the Australian Republic Movement this will change when I become — I mean when an Australian president and not an English monarch decides your fate. So tell us, how did you feel when you landed at Auckland and saw the native country you’d left so long ago?”

    NS: “Yeah, I felt sad when …”

    PF: “I know exactly why you felt that way, Neville. Here you were, already despondent at leaving your friends and family behind in Oz, but hoping things had changed for the better when you returned to the Land of the Long White Cloud. But your hopes were dashed when you looked out the window. Instead of seeing a flag adorned with images of your country’s unique flora, you saw a tired, dated and cringe-worthy rag bearing the Union Jack. As a Director of Ausflag, I say to you that I know your pain only too well. It is time our countries throw off the yoke of colonial rule and embrace our destinies.”

    NS: “To be honest, I couldn’t have given a rat’s about the flag. All I wanted was …”

    PF: “All you wanted was to be a citizen of a truly independent and sovereign country, Neville. Take heart, it shall happen. As I have written many times over the years: ‘Never before have the stars of the Southern Cross been so aligned as now, pointing to the dawn of the Australian republic.’ The same applies to all in the Antipodes. We are brothers and sisters in arms, standing together, not only in the First World War but also in the Second World War as I noted in my book ‘Tobruk’. I know how it feels to be summarily dismissed and given your marching orders just like you were. My advice is to stand defiant and revel in your notoriety. As I am fond of saying, I am “tragically proud” of being the only Wallaby sent from the field against the All Blacks for violence.

    NS: “All I wanted was …”

    PF: “Learn from my example, Neville, learn. Who’d have thought that one day that big, bruising, hulk of a rugby player would be a guest reporter for a respected international current affairs program? When the executive producer rang me he said ‘Fitz, I know we at the ABC say there’s no more fat to cut, but would you like a gig?’ And I said ‘You’re dead right, mate: if everyone at the ABC is like the rest of Australia, they’ve read my book ‘The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down: How an Over 50 Former Footballer Went From Fat to Fit and Lost 40 Kilos’. Laugh!”

    (Awkward silence)

    PF: “Well that brings us to the end of this interview, Neville. Is there anything else you want to ask me?”

    NS: “If I could just get a….”

    PF: “Indeed you can, Neville, indeed you can. Here, especially for you, is a signed copy of my latest book ‘Monash’s Masterpiece: The Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that Changed the World’, published by Hachette Australia, available from all good bookshops.”

  123. pete m

    If you go to climateaudit dot org steve does a demolition job on the images released for the so called gas attack.

    So much media was blindly accepted.

    I figure it was useful timing for Trump to bloody a nose and whike attention diverted get other stuff done.

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    In all seriousness JC make sure you leave me some money in the Will.
    It’s hard out here for a Stimp.

  125. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jon Stewart tried to destroy Tucker Carlson

    Tucker would literally beat him to death just by giving him The Look.
    There is simply no comparison.

    No excuse for a BowTie though.
    That is Libertarian Tier behavior and should be discouraged.

  126. Helen

    Fat Tony
    #2767019, posted on July 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Fat Tony, good advice, I have passed on.

  127. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you go to climateaudit dot org steve does a demolition job on the images released for the so called gas attack.

    I called it Day One.
    If Grigs was still here he could handily post the transcript.
    Grigs?
    Are you still here bro?
    Cancer is no excuse for rudeness.

  128. I am downloading the details from MyHealth now.

    I already did that.
    The history is interesting.

    What a nasty place to have a boil!

  129. Habib

    What a nasty place to have a boil! Indeed. The Qld Premier’s office is a terrible place to have an infected pore bursting with pus and bacteria.

  130. Habib

    And a carbuncle in cabinet is even more troublesome. There’s some intense lancing and disinfecting called for.

  131. Elle

    Well said re your latest post, Sinc.
    Hope it’s ok to post that here, given the comments are “off” in that blog post.

  132. Derp

    C.L. Tallis delivered one of the bst moments.
    Good times, good time.
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBt6Sifc8VE&w=560&h=315%5D

  133. egg_

    Sharri is a renowned crime fighter, having investigated some of society’s worst scandals.
    Who can forget her expose on a pregnant press secretary crossing the road in Canberra in her gym gear?

    Touché.
    Methinks part of Vikki’s interview was: “Here’s mud in your eye – I’ve got my figure back, my man and my bub; so there!”.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    Point taken in the anonymity post.
    I will refrain from posting JC’s MyHealth file.
    Pretty dull anyway.

  135. rickw

    The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    Say you’ve just converted to islam.

  136. egg_

    Grigs?
    Are you still here bro?
    Cancer is no excuse for rudeness.

    The @rseless wetsuit done him in?

  137. Helen

    Just spent over an hour trying to renew my partner QC. On line wanted to charge me full fee. So I rang up.

    You used to talk to pretty savvy Aussies who could fix things. I got a fellow who wanted to be helpful, but being overseas was limited in what he could do. First he wanted to charge me a joing fee. No. Then he wanted to charge me the full fee. No. Then he tried to link me to Captain (we already are – else how could I have a current partner membership?) then utltimately he could not get past the full fee. He apologised and asked me to call back next week as he had to refer it to the IT department.

    So I sent off a reply to the email reminding me my renewal was due. see what comes of it. I was a bit cross at the end.

    Thanks gay leprechaun, you have royally stuffed what used to be a good service.

  138. Makka

    Thanks CL, yes terrific news re:Tallis. I was watching that game at home live and spilled half my rum&coke in celebration of his cockie chucking. It looked like he cleared the sideline by 5 metres and bounced like a dead cat.

    Tallis was an awesome machine on the field, scary as. There have been some really tough props in this game; Sattler, O’Niell, Proven, Wittenberg, Roach, Webcke etc but in terms of combined outright toughness, lethality and intimidation Tallis takes top billing.

  139. Des Deskperson

    I was driving through Dickson, ACT, just now and noted that the town house where Joe Cinque was, err, euthanised by Anu Singh – 79 Anthill St – has been bulldozed to make way for units.

    Another bit of Canberra’s local colour lost forever.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spacechook warning..

    Deborah Snow’s book on the Lindt Cafe siege makes for interesting, if depressing, reading.

    New South Wales cops seemed to have “all the gear, but no idea” and, when Tony Abbott offered “all possible Commonwealth support and assistance” up to and including the military, Mike Baird thanked him, and said N.S.W police had the situation well in hand.

  141. testpattern

    ‘None of the US embassy staff had to play any role due to “instructions by Washington” that Obama should not be provided any assistance, according to a highly placed source.

    In the past, the US embassy has always provided full support to any visiting American leader regardless of party affiliation.’

    https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1982791/trump-leaves-obama-out-in-the-cold-in-sa/

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    Many Cats are now meeting up offline and I often pass on email addresses and the like.

    Catallaxy Tinder is booming right now guys!!!!

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    Many Cats are now meeting up offline and I often pass on email addresses and the like.

    Yet nobody wants to meet me.

    I mean honestly, who wouldn’t want to meet in real life a severely mentally ill person you met on the internet?
    What the f$ck is wrong with you sane people?

    It’s really hurtful guys.

    😁

  144. Pedro the Ignorant

    New South Wales cops seemed to have “all the gear, but no idea” and, when Tony Abbott offered “all possible Commonwealth support and assistance” up to and including the military, Mike Baird thanked him, and said N.S.W police had the situation well in hand.

    It was patently obvious that NSW Police were protecting their turf at the Lindt cafe, even if it was going to cost hostage lives, which of course, eventually happened.

    The Feds have recently pushed through legislation to allow the military to respond to terrorist situations.

    That is the Army’s Special Forces bread and butter. Coppers should stick to handing out speeding tickets and insurance claim numbers.

  145. Stimpani, I would meet you, if only to pat your bald head in the manner of Benny Hill. And then we’d chase after women in skimpy clothing in a park, or something.

  146. Helen

    In relation to Sinc’s no comment allowed post.

    I quoted the c word in relation to and ABC program where it was said so and so where white c…s.
    Apologies Sinc and fellow cats. From now on if I am ever quoting again, I will disguise it with flowers, or some such.
    After all, as a man I know says – a c is a very useful thing …

  147. Helen

    Yet nobody wants to meet me.

    Would you be wearing clown makeup?

  148. stackja

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #2767584, posted on July 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Police PC are PC today. In the past not PC. Upset the easily offended.

  149. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpani, I would meet you, if only to pat your bald head in the manner of Benny Hill. And then we’d chase after women in skimpy clothing in a park, or something.

    Monty, I would meet you, if only to educate you on video games and fashion, and become your personal trainer, dietitian, psychiatrist, and coach until you become the best you you can be.
    All without having to read a single Jordan Peterson book.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Would you be wearing clown makeup?

    Real clowns don’t.
    People just find us amusing without costumes.

  151. .

    Joe Cinque?

    Imagine if he offed his girlfriend at a dinner party?

    He would have gotten life, perhaps beaten to death by a prisoner who thought it would get him laid by a feminist pen pal and otherwise would not have gotten a postgrad scholarship to write about his “experience”.

  152. Speedbox

    …..and said N.S.W police had the situation well in hand.

    As I understand it, for the military to be authorised to engage, the State must acknowledge that they have neither the resources (hardware) and/or capability (personnel/training) to extinguish the threat and ask the Commonwealth for assistance. Under normal circumstances, the military are prohibited from acting in ‘domestic’ matters.

    There is/was no way on God’s green Earth that the NSW Police or Government were going to admit their inability to act. Political and professional pride was at stake. No matter what, the NSW coppers would never hand-over to the military.

  153. Farmer Gez

    Penny Wong gives Kelly a lecture over his MH 17 remarks. she’s tough on Russia. China? Not so much.

    “It’s not in our longer-term interest for ties to be strained. Nor is it in China’s. What the Australia-China relationship needs is stability based on mutual understanding”.

  154. Stimpson J. Cat

    Also the fact that Clowns only wear White make up, rather than Black or Red or Yellow make up quite frankly strikes me as incredibly racist.
    We need more Diversity in Clown make up.

    Surely I can’t be the only one who sees this outrage.

  155. .

    Under normal circumstances, the military are prohibited from acting in ‘domestic’ matters.

    Correct, see section 119 of the Commonwealth Constitution.

    The Commonwealth shall protect every State against invasion and, on the application of the Executive Government of the State, against domestic violence.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    No Rae, no Nemkat, no Johanna.

    You were warned.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    No Rae, no Nemkat, no Johanna.
    You were warned.

    I got one think it is fantastic that Testy is back speaking truth to those in power.

  158. testpattern

    ‘You were warned’

    Sock puppies come from sock puppy farms. Cruel trade. Libertarians want to ban it.

  159. Gab

    I’ve got your back, JC. I’ll put in some prayers for you. Can’t get better than that, believe me 😜
    You’ll be fine.

  160. jupes

    Going for a job interview, I find that I’ve parked directly outside the Lord Nelson Hotel.

    I went for my first job interview in 36 years on Monday. Fortunately for me it was in a hotel.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    I went for my first job interview in 36 years on Monday. Fortunately for me it was in a hotel.

    Towel boy at crown?

  162. jupes

    The respected Tony Eastley, a senior journalist who spent 37 years with the ABC, was clearly dumbfounded. “Really is this what #ForeignCorrespondent is supposed to be about,” he tweeted. “Objectivity out the window.”

    Yes Tony, yes it is.

    What took you so long to notice?

  163. Stimpson J. Cat

    I went for my first job interview in 36 years on Monday. Fortunately for me it was in a hotel.

    I hate those casting videos.
    Not being able to walk for a few hours is a real pain in the $rse.

  164. jupes

    Towel boy at crown?

    Next door actually. Be good if I get it. I’ve still got another interview to go.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Good Luck Jupes, and keep your mouth shut until you have the job.
    Hippies are everywhere.

  166. No sarin was found. NONE. Britain was lying.

    The funniest thing 2018 is being told by Leftists to trust the ‘intelligence community’.

  167. Makka

    The Feds have recently pushed through legislation to allow the military to respond to terrorist situations.

    That is the Army’s Special Forces bread and butter. Coppers should stick to handing out speeding tickets and insurance claim numbers.

    Baird and Co were shit scared of the fallout with the Islamic electorate and also saw electoral glory in the offing with this seige. That’s why most hostages gave up on the cops because they were going do to bugger all until there was no other coarse of action and Monis had forced their hand in a shootout. The result was that most of the hostages saved themselves because the Govt refused to. Those that died well that is down to the negligence of the cops and their political bosses. A shameful episode.

    Our SpecOps guys would have had Monis on a gurney and on the way to the morgue before the cops had their 2nd doughnut, but were denied the task due to egotistical politicians in police incompetency.

    With the new legislation, who decides to call in the Military in a terrorist situation? If it’s still the state Gov’t then for sure the Lindt scenario will happen again.

  168. testpattern

    FROM DERBY TO HARVARD

    ‘What do Harvard University and the Kimberley have in common? Charles Prouse!

    Charles is a proud Nyikina man from Derby who just completed a masters course at Harvard University.’

    https://www.facebook.com/ABCKimberley/photos/a.403842987155.180441.316527197155/10156496455297156/?type=3

    Speaking on behalf of all here at catallaxy – congrats!

  169. .

    Some legal fiction:

    http://www.cefa.org.au/ccf/who-australia%E2%80%99s-commander-chief

    So governor general cannot say no to committing Australia to an unwarranted war of aggression and a 1903 Act supplants the constitution and GG and makes Payne the C in C. They’ve equivocated acting in-Council with being the Queen’s representative. What the Act really does is gives the Minister the power to run things as a deputy to the PM once we’re at war. The idea that a British Earl or Prince before WWII would not exercise an explicit, black letter law power to prevent Australia from starting a war Britain did not want is fanciful. The idea would be that the Chief Justice as administrator would sack the government of the day, appoint a caretaker, arrange for an election and perhaps a new GG to be chosen.

    The clause was written obviously because we Federated to become colonial dominion at the time. It has really nothing to do with the difference between acting on advice or not.

    Similarly, that is why the nationhood power became more and more apparent from 1926 to 1986.

    It meant we were until 1942, bound to the foreign policy and military decisions of the United Kingdom.

    It’s like a kids magic show. They’ve amazed themselves with a sleight of hand; so now Australia never became independent at a particular point in time.

    The 1903 Act can never repeal the Constitution and Q&G are not common law, they are a useful reference in studying an early commentary on originalism and political practicalities of conventions being applied with a basic law.

    They’re also pushing the garbage that executive decisions are made collectively by Cabinet. Sure, some of them might be. If there is a prerogative power and the PM says so, that’s it, most of the time. They can roll him later, but the decision has been made for them.

    There really is no need for this dog and pony show. The PM and GG can basically sack each other anyway if the differences are irreconcilable. Political realities usually constrain any outright trigger happy silliness. The PM will see off Ministers if they do not want to play ball. It is called a reshuffle.

    The CEFA are actually arguing against one of the few checks on executive power we have.

    I guess there is a debate as to where this power in the Queen now appears as a residuary.

    It is this sort of stuff as to why a clean and strong republican break is a good idea. The idea that the de facto head of state does not inherit the black letter law powers of his predecessors, but rather everything except sacking and swearing in governments, falls to Cabinet collectively, is a real work of fiction.

    There is no precedent let alone valid legislation for this at all and yet it is being promoted as the law of the land by some who think they have our rights and concern for having reasonable checks on power at heart.

  170. jupes

    Thanks Stimps and Gab.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    Speaking on behalf of all here at catallaxy – congrats!

    ***Certificates in Indigenous Leadership***

    Ha ha ha ja ja ja ha ja!!!

  172. H B Bear

    Catallaxy Tinder is booming right now guys!!!!

    I know. Graeoogs tried to set up up double date with him and Mummy. Said to look out for a white van.

  173. Megan

    The surgeon is female and I’m trying to figure out how to finagle it all so that I get a real surgeon – a male – and not offend everyone.

    Find out who the best male surgeon for your complaint is and tell your GP you want a second opinion from him before going ahead.
    Good luck, no matter who comes at you with the scalpel.

    Re the Manchester University student union removal of Kipling’s poem, seems like he actually addressed the idiots personally.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools

    Two Arab descended dimwits doing the destruction that seems to come naturally. Wall poetry today, Palmyra tomorrow.

  174. jupes

    The funniest thing 2018 is being told by Leftists to trust the ‘intelligence community’.

    True.

    Also that Russia is now the big threat as opposed to Joseph McCarthy’s day.

  175. Baldrick

    This is unbelievable …

    Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson after court ruling
    Today the Prime Minister intensified the pressure on the Catholic Church by saying “the time has come for the Pope to sack him”.
    “There are many leaders that have called on him to resign, it is clear that he should resign,” Mr Turnbull said.
    He said it was time for “the ultimate authority in the church to take action and sack him”.

  176. jupes

    Good luck with it jupes.

    Right back at ya JC. Sounds like you might need it more than me.

  177. JC

    I recall this story and also vaguely recall someone here mentioning how the dude’s life could be ruined and how dreadful of the cops to have tipped off the BBC. Well, he won.

    British cops are total arseholes.

    London (AFP) – Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned threatened press freedom.

    High Court Judge Anthony Mann said the BBC had infringed Richard’s rights in a “serious” and “somewhat sensationalist way” and awarded him at least £210,000 ($274,000, 236,000 euros) in damages.

    The 77-year-old singer, who was never charged with any offence, was applauded by fans as he left court, and they sang his hit song “Congratulations”.

    Britain’s first home-grown pop star later said senior managers at the BBC “have to carry the can”.

    “If heads roll then maybe it’s because it was deserved,” he told ITV News. “It’s too big a decision to be made badly. It was nonsense.”

    The BBC said it would consider an appeal, saying the ruling “represents a dramatic shift against press freedom and the long-standing ability of journalists to report on police investigations”.

    Richard’s home was raided in 2014 as part of an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault involving a young boy dating back to the 1980s.

    The BBC’s live coverage, including a helicopter, was picked up around the world, but the singer was never arrested or charged and was told in 2016 there was insufficient evidence against him.

    “My life was effectively turned upside down and my reputation, worldwide, was unnecessarily damaged,” Richard said at the start of the case.

    – ‘Sorry for the distress’ –

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pop-star-cliff-richard-wins-privacy-case-against-092856998.html

    The accusation appears to have come from one single person and that accusation alone sent the cops out and tipping off the BBC.

  178. Makka

    Also that Russia is now the big threat as opposed to Joseph McCarthy’s day.

    Yep. The CIA is livid that Trump is trying to starve their cash cows.

  179. vr

    Hey JC.

    Good luck with the surgery.

  180. H B Bear

    Coppers should stick to handing out speeding tickets and insurance claim numbers.

    Cops don’t even hand out speeding tickets any more. I think they are allowed to lick the stamps on the infringement mail-outs though. With an online payments, the entire billion dollar speed tax regime takes place without a single human involved. Even Robin Hood would be impressed. Or should that be the Sheriff of Nottingham?

  181. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson after court ruling
    Today the Prime Minister intensified the pressure on the Catholic Church by saying “the time has come for the Pope to sack him”.
    “There are many leaders that have called on him to resign, it is clear that he should resign,” Mr Turnbull said.
    He said it was time for “the ultimate authority in the church to take action and sack him”.

    While he is at it, The Pope should ex-communicate Turnbull and all the other phony Catholics in Australian public life.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    He said it was time for “the ultimate authority in the church to take action and sack him”.

    Blatant F$cking Heresy!!!

    Dover, fire up the angry Catholic letter machine!!

  183. testpattern

    ‘Britain was lying.’

    Comparative advantage. They’ve always been good at it. The world will be a far more dangerous place should Brexit proceed. The Brits will have to make and sell more weapons to keep the bulldogs of poverty from attacking their middle classes, so they’ll have to foment more conflicts around the globe. If they stick to the ME and Africa, fine, so long as they stay outta our neighbourhood. But they won’t.

  184. H B Bear

    This is unbelievable …

    Heard that at lunchtime. How long before Lord Waffleworth (or rather Lady Waffleworth and Daddy) start issuing demands straight the Holy Trinity directly?

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m trying to remember who on this website said that Malcolm could be a “potentially great Prime Minister.”

    Never mind, it will come to me.

    😁

  186. Mark from Melbourne

    Des Deskie,

    If you’re about, can you confirm the news I heard this afternoon… that substantial slabs of the APS where “probity” is a thing have been automatically opted out of MyHealthRecord?

  187. .

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  188. Makka

    Good luck with the interview, jupes.

  189. JC

    Thanks guys, it’s really no biggie.

    I just came back from seeing the surgeoness and it’s next week. She’s kinda cute too and sounds she loves her job, so I’m going to give her a try… just this time 🙂

  190. Makka

    Britain was lying.

    Britain has always lied. They are masters.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    She’s kinda cute too and sounds she loves her job, so I’m going to give her a try… just this time 🙂

    Jesus Christ JC.
    It’s not a Miss World pageant.
    Stay on target.
    I hope you checked her nails as those hands will be inside you shortly.

  192. Helen

    JC, good luck.

    Jupes , good luck

    Stimpy, be a devil and wear clown makeup that is not all white – like oh I dont know – this one?

  193. JC

    That could be an idea for a new hospital/surgery concept, Stimson. You know how there’s bathing suit car washes and lingerie football. Well why not surgical wards/hospitals based on the same thing. Bathing Suit Surgery

  194. Boambee John

    The BBC said it would consider an appeal, saying the ruling “represents a dramatic shift against press freedom and the long-standing ability of journalists to report on police investigations”.

    But, but, but, this judgement came long after Their BBC showed marked reluctance to report on investigations into Islamic r*pe gangs.

    Then again, the police and other authorities in Britain showed similar reluctance to investigate those gangs, reducing the ability to report on the investigations.

  195. JC

    Helen

    Can I ask you a personal question. Now don’t answer it, if you don’t want to as I can appreciate that. Am I right in understanding you and your hubby operate a cattle station. If so, is it up north some where.

  196. testpattern

    ‘Russia is now the big threat’

    Utterly harmless independent pro Putin propagandist in the Netherlands just seeking truth justice and goodwill to all takes aim at Oz –

    ‘What strikes me and raises a question.
    The text says: “Australia recognises and appreciates the findings of the independent experts’ assessments of the radar images provided by the Russian Federation’, says Peter Crozier, Commander of the Australian Federal Police, in a reaction to the results of the experts’ examination.”

    The JIT consists of the police and judicial authorities of the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. Do only the Netherlands and Australia recognise the findings of the anonymous experts?’

    http://kremlintroll.nl/?p=2362#more-2362

  197. Stimpson J. Cat

    Still the most inspirational song ever made, especially in the current climate.

    We got somethin’, we both know it, we don’t talk too much about it
    Ain’t no real big secret, all the same, somehow we get around it
    Listen, it don’t really matter to me baby
    You believe what you want to believe, you see

    You don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)

    Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
    Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
    Honey, it don’t make no difference to me, baby
    Everybody’s had to fight to be free, you see

    You don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)
    No baby you don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)

    Baby we ain’t the first
    I’m sure a lot of other lovers been burned
    Right now this seems real to you, but it’s
    One of those things you gotta feel to be true

    Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
    Who knows maybe you were kidnapped, tied up
    Taken away and held for ransom
    Honey, it don’t really matter to me, baby
    Everybody’s had to fight to be free, you see

    Don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)
    No you don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)
    You don’t have to live like a refugee
    (Don’t have to live like a refugee)

  198. Bruce in WA

    All the best, JC.

    Good luck, Jupes.

  199. Baldrick

    JC
    #2767455, posted on July 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    I’ve been feeling like shit for the past week, went to see the doc and after a run around the park it looks like I have to have surgery in the next few days.

    Best of luck JC with whatever it is.

  200. Makka

    Bathing Suit Surgery

    You aren’t supposed to be awake for it. What, so all this sympathy is for a local anesthetic job? Is it a splinter removal or something? Ingrown toenail?

  201. .

    Sir Mix a Lot had an interesting idea about carwashes.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    That could be an idea for a new hospital/surgery concept, Stimson. You know how there’s bathing suit car washes and lingerie football. Well why not surgical wards/hospitals based on the same thing. Bathing Suit Surgery

    If it was possible the God Emperor would have done it by now.
    He probably had the idea in the Eighties JC.

  203. JC

    Boambee

    They had a fucking helicopter over his property, telecasting live, a police raid built on flimsy evidence that went back 30 years from one single accuser. It’s obvious what the cops were doing. They were attempting to smoke out other potential victims with the publicity and then build a case with more victims coming forward. Sure, there’s a fine line, but it’s really unethical behavior. This time it didn’t work out for them so well.

  204. Tintarella di Luna

    I was driving through Dickson, ACT, just now and noted that the town house where Joe Cinque was, err, euthanised by Anu Singh – 79 Anthill St – has been bulldozed to make way for units.

    I read Helen Garner’s book about Joe Cinque, what a tragedy I will never forget his parents and their devastating heartache. Wonder what she’s doing now? I shudder when I think of the evil in that creature.

  205. areff

    I just came back from seeing the surgeoness and it’s next week. She’s kinda cute too and sounds she loves her job, so I’m going to give her a try… just this time

    Insist on her doing the blanket bath and pre-surgery shave.

  206. jupes

    I’m shocked.

    ABC posts an article on electricity prices and some tilt-headed crony blames … you guessed it … Abbott666!

    But that’s not why I’m shocked. A bit further down they also quoted Energy Council chief executive officer Sarah McNamara:

    “The reasons for that volatility are the sudden closure of two coal-fired power plants, the Northern power station in South Australia and Hazelwood in Victoria … and nothing in terms of dispatchable generation to replace them.”

    Wow. The ABC quoting a rational person on energy. How did they let that one slip through?

  207. Baldrick

    And the best of British to jupes too.

  208. Tintarella di Luna

    JC best wishes for whatever it is that’s in store. Am praying very ardently to the Archangel Raphael for your quick recovery.

  209. H B Bear

    Tinta – toxic femininity.

  210. jupes

    Thanks Makka, Helen and Bruce.

  211. JC

    Thanks Tint

    It has to be quick and successful as we’re heading off to Euroweenieville shortly after. That’s all wifey seemed to be interested in. How quick is the recovery. 🙂

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    jupes! a new job in the offing — hope your charm, good looks and erudition brings it home for you.

  213. Dr Faustus

    The BBC said it would consider an appeal, saying the ruling “represents a dramatic shift against press freedom and the long-standing ability of journalists to report on police investigations”.

    A recent sensitivity for the BBC. The Beeb didn’t have the same concerns back in 2011 (and before) when the cops were investigating allegations against long-time BBC presenter and monstrous pervert, Jimmy Saville.

    After the flogging BBC management copped over that journalistic ‘oversight’, there was no doubt that they would go full jihad over the next allegation against an aging BBC favourite.

  214. Tintarella di Luna

    It has to be quick and successful as we’re heading off to Euroweenieville shortly after. That’s all wifey seemed to be interested in. How quick is the recovery

    For your sake and hers I hope it is I completely understand her angle, there is nothing like some Eurweenie sun to help along the recovery and beside there may be some very good fashion opportunities at this time of year. Best to you and I hope there’s little or no pain.

  215. Rockdoctor

    Close to 40 ships lined up & in port at Mackay last night. Apparently the spat between Aurizon & the Miners is the cause of the backlog as the rail network & ports aren’t moving the tonnages they were in the boom.

    Interestingly coking coal prices are back to near boom levels yet wages growth especially for casual contracted professionals like I am remains stagnant barely above the downturn rates and all companies I know of are running skeleton staff knowing they have holes but not bothering to fill. Friend who does a residental role in NSW stuck his toe back into the Qld FIFO market to get a feel & would have had to have taken a pay cut of half what he is getting now to take a job with BHP in Moranbah for the same duties he is doing now and he was telling me there were worse offers from others. He is staying put. Employment medicals & psych screens seem to be the new rage too extending to contractors, can’t help feeling in a few months the industry is going to be screeching about a lack of skilled workers & imploring Dutton to allow foreign workers in again despite being so picky.

    Good thing is the first signs of greenfields coming back online at the moment but mostly minor Chinese money at the moment. Maybe I need to relocate to NSW, few of the BS courses needed there I have to do in Qld before even getting a look in & the medicals are a lot simpler. Makes me wonder what the hell has happened to Queensland as in my childhood was one of the least regulated states in Australia…

  216. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta – toxic femininity.

    Who? me H.B Bear? Oh nos

  217. None

    Turnbull is totally out of line demanding a bishop‘s resignation. Whatever you think, the bishop has every right to due process. The bishop was convicted on the say so of someone who says they said something 40 years ago. Much as I have no time for Bp Wilson I say good on him for standing his ground and seeking to appeal. Turnbull and other politicians are now seeking to pervert the course of justice.

  218. .

    Don’t forget None – the 40-year-old say so that he heard a rumour.

    Completely ridiculous.

  219. JC

    After the flogging BBC management copped over that journalistic ‘oversight’, there was no doubt that they would go full jihad over the next allegation against an aging BBC favourite.

    Doc

    But the way they did over Richard was just way over the top. I’m just going from vague memory, I think it was CL who highlighted the excessiveness of it all. Freaking helicopters flying around. All the BBC needed to do was report that a well known entertainer was being investigated without mentioning his name and they would report of further developments. That all.

  220. Stimpson J. Cat

    But the way they did over Richard was just way over the top.

    Agreed.
    He deserved punishment for Wired For Sound but they went too far.

  221. Dr Faustus

    James Packer quits all his Australian company directorships

    Billionaire James Packer has resigned from 22 Australian company directorships in the past few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signalling his almost full retreat from public business life.

    “The changes are largely administrative in nature and reflect attempts to modernise and simplify the corporate structures,” a spokesman for Mr Packer’s flagship CPH said by email.

    Yup. That’ll be it.

  222. Gary

    Hoping all go’s well jupes /JC

  223. cohenite

    The PM and GG can basically sack each other anyway if the differences are irreconcilable.

    The reserve powers of the GG are fairly precise, no confidence, rejection of supply etc, although there are some potential powers such as veto of particular bills. But I doubt whether a PM can sack the GG since that requires Royal assent.

  224. Fisky

    I want to emphasise the social norm of privacy and anonymity. Many Cats are now meeting up offline and I often pass on email addresses and the like. But we do need to maintain a very strict separation between private information and public information.

    Hear hear! I was disgusted at how Antifa were able to force the cancellation of the Perth Cats Meet.

  225. t

    The Aussie has had 100 point range today and also very volatile within that range, which is big considering volatility has been really gay for the past few years. We could be in for some decent moves, hopefully. Stable markets are dead markets. You can’t make a zac out of them.

  226. Senile Old Guy

    To Cats undergoing surgery, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    If it can be done by Laparoscopy, you will be up in no time. (Alas, when I had my appendix out some years ago, they couldn’t, so minimum 6 week recovery. But when I woke up after it, felt the best I had in years.)

  227. None

    All the best JC and Jupes. Get back to us with your good news!

  228. .

    Effectively they can, I think it is significant in 1975 the Queen wrote a letter clarifying her position on what her powers are. It almost does not matter as the administrator can sack the PM if he was out of line.

  229. stackja

    Pub manager sacked over domestic violence joke
    Updated 11 mins ago
    EDITOR ON DUTY:
    26 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    A pub in the progressive inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown has come under fire after a manager “joked” about violence against women as footy finals season approaches.

    “Keep calm and slap a bitch as we approach the finals of this years [sic] NRL! Live & Loud every game!” read Wednesday’s post for Newtown’s Coopers Hotel on Facebook.

    The post included a Batman and Robin “Kapow” cartoon.

    It provoked a severe backlash on social media with replies such as: “Hey manager, is it that hard to believe domestic violence is not ok to joke about? How many women have to die until you realise this?” The manager responded by writing another post: “Keep calm and hug like you can’t take a joke as we approach the finals of this years [sic] NRL! Live & Loud every game!” That further upset many people online.

    “Looks like Coopers Hotel in Newtown needs to take a long, hard look at themselves. And learn how to write a proper apology. Buy your pints elsewhere, Sydney friends,” wrote YWCA Victoria.

    The Coopers Hotel manager is now looking for work elsewhere with the licensees issuing a statement on Thursday saying his employment was “immediately terminated”.

    “We do not condone violence of any type against any person regardless, of age, gender or sexual preference,” the statement read.

    “That’s not who we are. We pride ourselves on being part of the Newtown community, providing good food, great entertainment and a safe environment. “On behalf of the staff and management … we apologise.” Wednesday’s post was not the first questionable message from the Coopers Hotel – a tweet on July 2 read: “Stop by and see what comes cheap! $10 burgers and 10C/ ladies …” A study released in June revealed a “crystal clear” link between increased domestic violence in NSW and State of Origin matches.

    Researchers from La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research analysed six years’ worth of crime data and uncovered a 40 per cent surge in domestic violence on Origin game days in NSW.

    The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education at the time said although the drivers of violence were varied the link with Origin fixtures was “crystal clear”.

    The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has been contacted for comment.

  230. None

    Completely ridiculous.
    Agree dot.

  231. t

    The Aussie has had 100 point range today and also very volatile within that range, which is big considering volatility has been really gai (the real word seems to be banned) for the past few years. We could be in for some decent moves, hopefully. Stable markets are dead markets. You can’t make a zac out of them.

  232. cohenite

    What’s happening with the head prefect?

  233. JC

    The Aussie has had 100 point range today and also very volatile within that range, which is big considering volatility has been really gay for the past few years. We could be in for some decent moves, hopefully. Stable markets are dead markets. You can’t make a zac out of them.

  234. stackja

    Dr Faustus
    #2767684, posted on July 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    James Packer quits all his Australian company directorships

    Billionaire James Packer has resigned from 22 Australian company directorships in the past few weeks and no longer holds any board seat in his home country, corporate records show, signalling his almost full retreat from public business life.

    “The changes are largely administrative in nature and reflect attempts to modernise and simplify the corporate structures,” a spokesman for Mr Packer’s flagship CPH said by email.

    Yup. That’ll be it.

    Third generation again?

  235. stackja

    Axe attacker Evie Amati heard voices telling her to ‘kill and maim’
    Sarah McPhee, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only
    A TRANSGENDER woman who attacked two people with an axe at a Sydney 7-Eleven store says a voice told her to “kill and maim” and “start the rise of hell on Earth”, a jury has heard.

    Evie Amati, 26, has pleaded not guilty on the grounds of mental illness to wounding with intent to murder two store customers and attempting to wound a pedestrian with intent to murder in Enmore, in the city’s inner west, in the early hours of January 7, 2017.

  236. JC

    Stop trolling, Cohenite. It’s one of your worst traits.

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