Open Forum: July 21, 2018

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  1. RobK

    Psychopaths don’t take tests.
    A chance they might draught one and post it on the net for useful data to be generated.

  2. Cassie of Sydney

    “I will be voting in the Perth by election next week but there is no one who deserves my vote. Not even close.”

    Jupes, my father lives in Freo (hard to believe but there are conservatives living in Freo) and he says the same thing. He is going to donkey vote next Saturday. I have heard that there is an independent Liberal running in Perth. I think that it is shameful that the Libs aren’t running someone in Perth.

  3. The Solar System to Scale.

    Thanks Steve – brilliant.

  4. Oh come on

    If anyone can ensure the Libs maximise their electoral losses on “Super Saturday”, it’s Trumble.

  5. TC

    I’ll take this opportunity to give a plug to the hotel Conca D’Ora Positano .

  6. Top Ender

    How to check….

    Psychopathy Test

    Instructions: This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether or not you may be a psychopath or sociopath, or have psychopathic tendencies. This quiz is not meant to diagnose psychopathy or tell you definitively whether or not you’re a psychopath. But it will give you a pretty good idea, based upon the research. For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

    Link

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘More people are going to get hurt’: Peter Dutton blames ‘tragic and needless’ death of teenage girl on Victoria’s ‘Sudanese gang problem

    Daily Mail.

  8. P

    eter Dutton blames ‘tragic and needless’ death of teenage girl on Victoria’s ‘Sudanese gang problem

    Sudanese?
    Their ALPBC has reported that the partygoers were of “African-Australian heritage”.

    Three times now.

    Whatever that actually means.

  9. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences…Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

    — Friedrich von Hayek

  10. Oh come on

    Gosh, TE. When you’re castigated by news.com.au, you’re finished.

    Recall that the average news.com.au scribbler is still struggling to comprehend the instructions provided with a pack of Kotex, and the actual placement of the accompanying tampon – wow. That’s tricky stuff.

  11. Elle

    So much going on here.
    But … you never can tell.
    https://youtu.be/t-Q3ADnJKpY

  12. Snoopy

    Their ALPBC has reported that the partygoers were of “African-Australian heritage”.

    Three times now.

    Whatever that actually means.

    Curiously, this obfuscation pisses off Zimbos and Kenyans.

  13. Oh come on

    If you’re 14, you could be aspirational and go work at McDonald’s for $7/hr. Or you could take the low-brow route and churn out copy for news.com.au as an unpaid intern.

  14. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2770133, posted on July 22, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Questions quite basic.

    You scored a total of 1

    No psychopathic tendencies

  15. struth

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2770078, posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    The greatest weapon the left possess is their control over education curricula and specifically the non-teaching of history.

    And the gullible MSM.

    Maybe they’re not gullible but deeply complicit.

    To me both.

    Our MSM went to school ya know.
    The education of journalists is very much taken care of by communists and Marxists controlling Journalism courses, and have been for years.
    It all starts is our schools.

    Just got back south from the disgraceful shithole of Alice Springs (I went out to the Palm Valley gas fields).
    What a wasted potential.
    It’s death is sealed.
    A cultureless shithole of the lost and dammed.
    More anti Fracking signs on front fences then ever and a filthy population of fat lezzos and lefty beta males playing outback jacks , newly arrived for their insulated stint with their new beards and hats.

    What a dump our country is.
    But the western Macs turned on a show for me in the bright sunlight, as the ghost gums welcomed me home.
    But it’s not my home anymore.
    I’m white, but more importantly, I’m not left wing.
    The road to the Rock is busy as hell, as those fearing the climb will be closed ( by the sadistic racists running the show), scramble to tick their bucket list boxes before they are banned.

    Anyone who dares to ever welcome me to my own country will be met with violence.
    This I vow.

  16. Pedro the Ignorant

    Lauren Southern “anti racist” protest in Perth attracted about 50 protestors, all of whom went home after baying and howling in the cold and wet for about twenty minutes.

    Cops will appreciate the overtime.

    Nobody else gives a rat’s arse.

  17. Oh come on

    America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars

    Iran’s Rouhani said this. Hrmmmmm. I seem to recall a past dictator from that part of the world who also promised to present the US with the mother of all battles or wars or something scary, and his war machine ended up obliterated and he himself very very dead.

    Don’t write checks your butt can’t cash.

  18. Makka

    This is why you mustn’t get lost down the rabbit hole of hanging on too dearly Trump’s words or the MSM’s interpretation of them. That is falling into the leftard trap. It’s his actions and the results that matter.

    Trump’s tightening the screws on Russia while holding out a big carrot;

    The Pentagon said Friday it will provide an additional $200 million to Ukraine to boost its security as it struggles with a Russia-backed insurgency.

    The funding will go to more training, equipment and military advising so the former Soviet republic can “defend its territorial integrity,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
    (…….)
    The Pentagon’s announcement comes just days after President Trump held a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland that was aimed at improving U.S.-Russian relations.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/pentagon-sends-200-million-to-ukraine-after-trump-summit

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nobody else gives a rat’s arse.

    Thanks, Pedro.

  20. Top Ender

    I got a 1 on the crazy test, but I could have been lying if I was a sociopath or psychopath.

  21. Oh come on

    War with Iran is an annoying interruption that might disrupt your lunch plans.

  22. Anyone who dares to ever welcome me to my own country will be met with violence.

    Ask them if they have paid Ernie Dingo the copyright fee.

  23. struth

    Has Johanna been booted?
    I haven’t had time to read the cat and have been out of range.

  24. Nick

    Who was the Cat who outed those going to Cat drinks as per Sinc’s post ?

  25. stackja

    Makka
    #2770149, posted on July 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm
    This is why you mustn’t get lost down the rabbit hole of hanging on too dearly Trump’s words or the MSM’s interpretation of them.

    I have not believed any MSM on DT. So far results great.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    The Solar System to Scale.

    Thanks Steve – brilliant.

    There is a scale model of the solar system which runs from St Kilda to Port Melbourne.
    Walk 1500 metres from the sun.
    Find a golf ball sized planet.
    Walk another 500 metres.
    Find another one.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2770155, posted on July 22, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Who was the Cat who outed those going to Cat drinks as per Sinc’s post ?

    Wasn’t me.
    All I said was that Steve Kates and Sinc weren’t invited.

  28. JC

    You there’s serious shit happening in the undergrowth.

    https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi

  29. JC

    5th ave NY 1900 and 1913. And we think we live in fast moving technological times.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/5th-ave-1900-vs-1913-2011-3?r=US&IR=T

  30. Robber Baron

    I performed rather well on the quiz. I just need to work on my promiscuity, selfishness, criminality and generally stop giving a shit about other people. Pretty soon l will be Parliamentary material.

  31. Makka

    That’s a very interesting article JC. LOTS going on with Trump and Putin in Helsinki especially concerning Iran.

    You have to marvel at the sinister shit that’s been going on for years in the Kenyan’s administration. So much waste , death and squandered treasure.

    The Helsinki Summit also proves that Moscow is no longer interested in anything Tehran can offer. Putin seeks to preserve his own future interests in the Middle East and as sanctions against Iran increase, Tehran’s rulers will lack the money to maintain Kremlin’s political and military support.

    As a nail in the coffin for Iran’s regime, Trump said US and Russian national security council representatives will be hammering out the details of Monday’s initial agreements. This means National Security Advisor John Bolton representing Washington’s interests. He’s certainly one American figure the Iranian regime is familiar with.

    After seven years of pouring billions into Syria, Helsinki has left Khamenei watching in agony as world powers decide Iran’s future in the region. Add to this escalating protests and strikes across Iran, you have the exact ingredients needed for a recipe for disaster. From Tehran’s viewpoint, of course.

  32. Pretty soon l will be Parliamentary material.

    Or you could do pretty-well nothing except get pissed in the Member’s Bar, and pocket Two hundred grand a year plus lurks and perks, as a backbencher. Either party – makes no difference.

  33. Confused Old Misfit

    Million dollar question.

    And one damned few appear to be asking publicly.

  34. Steve trickler

    Burr, in great form.



  35. Bruce in WA

    Youtube has declared this ad offensive … as did many other huffing, puffing SJWs:

  36. Zyconoclast

    South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44915202

  37. Zyconoclast

    German army mulls recruiting foreign EU nationals

    While both governing parties supported the idea, the SPD said that citizenship must be given to new soldiers to avoid the risk of it becoming a mercenary army.

    Germany’s long-understaffed army has a new plan to boost recruitment: allowing foreigners from other European Union countries to serve in the unified armed forces (Bundeswehr). The defense ministry confirmed on Saturday that it was seriously considering the idea.

    “The Bundeswehr is growing. For this, we need qualified personnel,” a Defense Ministry spokesman told German news agency DPA.

    SPD: No mercenary army

    Speaking with local newspaper Augsburger Allegemeine, Social Democrat (SPD) defense expert Karl-Heinz Brunner said that he could imagine EU citizens serving in the Bundeswehr. But he warned that any soldier who fought for Germany must be promised citizenship.

    “If citizens of other countries are accepted, without the promise of getting a German passport, the Bundeswehr risks becoming a mercenary army.”

    In comments to the same publication, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) defense spokesman Florian Hahn said that “using the framework of European liberalism, a modern model could be developed here. However, a certain level of trust with every solider must be guaranteed.”

    Germany’s army has had staffing issues together with problems such as outdated equipment, and lack of necessary supplies.

    Proposals to increase the defense budget are extremely unpopular in Germany, especially considering the country’s history. The center-right CDU and their center-left coalition partners in the SPD have repeatedly been at loggerheads over defense spending.

    https://m.dw.com/en/german-army-mulls-recruiting-foreign-eu-nationals-to-boost-recruitment/a-44775125

  38. Bruce in WA

    South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

    Let’s bring them over here.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  39. Zyconoclast

    Let’s bring them over here.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    I’m thinking move them into the same Melbourne suburbs as the Sudanese gangs.
    Diversity good and hard.

  40. Makka

    Netflix subscribers, for a male copper view on this PC world try VEXED. Gold!

  41. Steve trickler

    Pulled from a time capsule.



  42. Zatara

    German army mulls recruiting foreign EU nationals

    The population of Germany is 83 million. The size of the entire active duty German Defense Forces (Bundeswehr) is 179,753….. and yet they have to recruit foreigners to fill their ranks.

    But they aren’t alone. UK to recruit more Gurkha soldiers

    New units containing more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha soldiers are to be formed by the British Army in 2019 as part of a drive to compensate for continuing poor recruitment and retention among its home-recruited units.

    What does it say about a country when they can’t stir up enough interest in their citizenry to man their own defenses?

  43. Tom

    After getting a surgeon to rebuild his mangled back, 42-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods is tied for the lead after eight holes of the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie.

  44. BorisG

    Iran’s Rouhani said this.

    usually termed a moderate.

  45. BorisG

    The Helsinki Summit also proves that Moscow is no longer interested in anything Tehran can offer. Putin seeks to preserve his own future interests in the Middle East and as sanctions against Iran increase, Tehran’s rulers will lack the money to maintain Kremlin’s political and military support.

    I won’t bet on this. Putin is a shrewd guy, he may tell different things to different people. Putin views relations with the US as a zero-sum game, and regards Ayatollahs-led Iran as being in the Russian sphere of influence. This isn’t all about money. I am sure he will either stick with Iran or at the very least demand a very stiff price for abandoning them (let’s not forget that the new aggressive Russian foreign policy came in the aftermath of western toppling of its ally Qaddafi, which Russia was fuming about for some time). What price is Tump prepared to pay?

    Now, Putin does not mind to curtail some of Iran’s excesses, particularly in Syria, where, in Russian view, they are superfluous to the requirement. But Putin will support the Ayatollahs regime itself, because they may be bastards, but ‘our bastards’.

    I am sure Putin is also happy that Iraq has largely shifted form the US’s to the Iranian sphere of influence.

  46. Top Ender

    Johannes Leak is coming along nicely!

  47. entropy

    ew units containing more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha soldiers are to be formed by the British Army in 2019 as part of a drive to compensate for continuing poor recruitment and retention among its home-recruited units.

    What does it say about a country when they can’t stir up enough interest in their citizenry to man their own defenses?

    Zatara, the British employ gurkas out of tradition. It is a colonial throwback the great and good have tried to rub out every now and again but have so far been unable to deal with the blowback. No doubt the slime will win in the end, and then the gurkas will lose an avenue of prestige and advancement.

  48. Top Ender

    No bubblegum pop: Abba’s story Nordic noir with sequins
    BEN MACINTYRE

    Mamma Mia! Here we go again. Again. After the sale of more than 380 million records, a stage opera, countless tribute bands, a film that grossed $828 million, and now a sequel, it is time to acknowledge Abba as one of the most important cultural influences of all time, the most powerful force to come out of Scandinavia since the Vikings, and the unsung geniuses of Nordic noir.

    Because beneath the spangled jumpsuits and jaunty tunes, the Swedish band follows a tradition of Scandinavian melancholia that can be traced back to Swedish and Russian folk music, the works of Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg, all the way through to the novels of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, and the dark television of The Killing and The Bridge.

    Abba’s cultural soulmates are not Bucks Fizz and Showaddywaddy, but August Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman and Greta Garbo. Abba are not just serious, but seriously sad. For far too long Abba have been dismissed as cheerful bubblegum pop, but almost every one of their great songs contains elements of both musical and psychological complexity, strains of despondency, nostalgia, confession, sorrow and pain peculiar to cultural and artistic life above the 59th latitude. These songs come from a place where the sun all but vanishes for several months of the year. Sunny, they are not.

    As Benny Andersson observed recently: “A lot of these songs I’ve written … are not very happy songs. They may sound like they are, but there’s a lot of melancholy in them.”

    The Winner Takes It All explores the agony of separation and wreckage of romance (But tell me does she kiss/ Like I used to kiss you?); Money, Money, Money is the furious lament of the frustrated gold-digger (“And if he happened to be free/ I bet he wouldn’t fancy me”); the stomping anthem Super Trouper reflects on the solitude of fame (“Facing twenty thousand of your friends/ How can anyone be so lonely?”). Knowing Me, Knowing You contains some of the saddest lyrics in pop. (“Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes/ Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye.”) Even the “uh-huuuhhhh” at the end of the refrain carries the jolt of erotic yearning for lost love.

    Abba were never afraid to tackle the big issues. Fernando finds two battle-scarred veterans reminiscing about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. There is female sexual self-assertion (“Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight”), but also the sense of cruel vulnerability when love fails (“How can I even try to go on?”). Take Waterloo, Abba’s breakthrough Eurovision winner of 1974. “The history book on the shelf/ Is always repeating itself” plainly echoes George Santayana’s dictum that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

    This simple love song explores the idea that surrendering to love can feel like a defeat. It also encapsulates the French attitude to war: “I feel like I win when I lose.”

    Even today, the band remains intensely earnest. Here is Bjorn Ulvaeus on Brexit: “It would really make me sad if Britain would leave and what that would mean. It’s like someone you love leaving you. It’s emotional.” With its sad simplicity and slightly mangled grammar, this is a perfect Abba sentiment.

    There was melancholy sewn through the band. Anni-Frid Lyngstad was the product of a wartime liaison between her Norwegian mother and a German soldier during the Nazi occupation, and suffered the social ostracism that went with it. Agnetha Faltskog, like Greta Garbo, always wanted to be alone, and took refuge for 17 years on the island of Ekero. After the two couples that formed the group broke up under the strain of celebrity, the song lyrics grew steadily darker, musically more intricate and ever farther from the inane gibberish with which they started (anyone remember King Kong Song and Bang-a-Boomerang?)

    As a soprano and mezzosoprano, the women offered a wide vocal range. The later songs, frequently written in mournful minor keys, have considerable harmonic complexity, and much heavier rhythms. Money, Money, Money alternates the chords of the augmented sixth and dominant 13th to remarkable effect.

    With skilled artifice, the band managed to make something very difficult seem brash and catchy. It was not nearly as easy as it sounded. As Dolly Parton, another great philosopher of pop, once put it: “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”

    Even Abba’s outfits had a serious point: under Swedish tax law, stage clothes were tax deductible only if it could be demonstrated they would never be worn for private purposes: hence the sequins, satin flares and ridiculously stacked boots.

    Just as Scandi noir crime fiction explores murder and misogyny beneath the bland social surface of Nordic countries, so the sombre lyrical content of Abba’s songs was overlaid by camp exuberance; beneath an extrovert surface lurked painful introspection. That may partly explain why Abba was adopted by the LGBTI community at the height of the AIDS epidemic — songs to party on to, despite the pain and loss.

    So I say … thank you for the music, for continuing a great Scandinavian tradition, and for some of the most upliftingly gloomy songs ever written.

    THE TIMES

  49. Mater

    Guys,
    As I said yesterday, I spent some time sitting down yesterday and listening to some of the stories coming out of the #walkaway movement.
    I’m going to put down five links of ones that I thought were particularly telling (and touching). Might even be good to show to some of your more strident pro-Clinton colleagues.
    Watch them or scroll them; up to you.

    https://youtu.be/U1x80Tr0_ds

    https://youtu.be/MhPbO7CoBF8

    https://youtu.be/IlSeCEgbn0Y

    https://youtu.be/_cJJzsiTClg

    https://youtu.be/xHvaC_RdBJY

  50. Mater

    Guys,
    As I said yesterday, I spent some time sitting down yesterday and listening to some of the stories coming out of the #walkaway movement.
    I’m going to put down five links of ones that I thought were particularly telling (and touching). Might even be good to show to some of your more strident pro-Clinton colleagues.
    Watch them or scroll them; up to you.

    https://youtu.be/U1x80Tr0_ds

    https://youtu.be/MhPbO7CoBF8

    https://youtu.be/IlSeCEgbn0Y

    https://youtu.be/_cJJzsiTClg

  51. Mater

    Sorry, due to moderation, a double post will appear here shortly.

  52. Mater

    Guys,
    As I said yesterday, I spent some time sitting down yesterday and listening to some of the stories coming out of the #walkaway movement.
    I’m going to put down five links of ones that I thought were particularly telling (and touching). Might even be good to show to some of your more strident pro-Clinton colleagues.
    Watch them or scroll them; up to you.
    (Due to moderation, I’ll post one link at a time)

    https://youtu.be/U1x80Tr0_ds

  53. Top Ender

    Another long article from the Oz print edition…

    LESSONS IN RACE, ABSENT POLICE AND RUNAWAY CRIME
    CLIVE WILLIAMS

    Let’s look to London and the reasons some crime is proving difficult to counteract

    London’s crime wave continues — and there is much we can learn from it and the problems police are facing in Britain. Of course all Western police forces are distracted by the need to prevent terror crimes, but too many of London’s police are desk-bound and process-driven while their bosses fear a civil libertarian backlash if they crack down on ethnic-based crime. As in Australia, England’s judges and magistrates are reluctant to deliver custodial sentences, even for repeat offenders.

    I have been in London for the annual International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference where the capital’s levels of violent crime was a talking point.

    About 200,000 Australians live in London and a million of us visit each year. Stats aren’t kept on them as victims of crime and in any case many are dual nationals.

    The exception is for terrorist incidents where those killed and injured are always identified by nationality. Last year, there were three terror attacks in London killing 13 people and injuring about 100. Two Australians died and three others were injured.

    Despite some alarmist media reporting, the likelihood of becoming a homicide victim in London has been fairly constant for a decade. Last year, 130 homicides were recorded in London, including the 13 terrorist victims — there had been 156 the year before. By the end of last month there had been another 80.

    Most occur in working-class areas, with Lambeth, Southwark, Newham, Hackney and Brent being the top five boroughs for homicides. Kensington and Chelsea borough — which contains Earls Court, favoured by generations of Australians — ranks 30th out of 32 boroughs for homicides.

    What has undoubtedly increased is the level of violent crime other than homicides. The Financial Times recently reported that gun crime had increased by 42 per cent, knife crime 24 per cent, theft from the person almost 12 per cent and car theft 26 per cent. The two London boroughs with the highest rate of gun and knife crime were Southwark and Lambeth.

    So far this year there have been 1500 stabbings and about 50 stabbing deaths. I was told by police that most of the shootings and stabbings in London are “black-on-black”, and are gang and drugrelated. Most gang members are aged 10 to 27. Gang leaders are usually sophisticated criminals who exploit the younger members to control local areas, mainly to traffic drugs. Sub-teens can be used for violent attacks and are unlikely to be punished.

    A just-released year-long London South Bank University study focused on a Waltham Forest gang calling itself the Mali Boys. A 40-strong gang, its older members are drawn from the Somali community, while younger members include boys and girls from other backgrounds. The study notes: “The Mali Boys are heavily involved in drug supply and have a street reputation as a violent and feared group across the borough.”

    One of the measures being trialled to deal with gangs is to threaten to evict the families of gang members from London public housing under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 — many younger gang members live with their single mothers in public housing.

    A trial has started in north London where 14 gangs compete for business and it involves social workers, police, National Health Service staff and counsellors working with gang members. This all sounds positive, but in reality any eviction orders will likely be blocked by the European Court of Human Rights.

    It is difficult to estimate the amount of general crime because, as in Australia, offences such as theft and burglary get reported to the police only if they involve violence or the victim needs a police report number to make an insurance claim. In London, in areas dominated by gangs, there is little crime reporting — victims fear payback.

    Much of the crime in London probably would remain an interesting statistic if not for the wave of violent street crime targeting more affluent and tourist areas, illustrated by last week’s brutal and seemingly random attack on Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British US ambassador , at Victoria Station in central London.

    Since 2014, the Metropolitan Police has reported a significant increase in violent street crime committed by offenders riding scooters and motorcycles, armed with knives, machetes, hammers and acid. The London Evening Standard claimed that at least 50,000 crimes had been committed by gangs using stolen scooters, motorcycles and even pushbikes.

    The Metropolitan Police report that 1500 scooters and motorcycles are being stolen in the city every month, mostly from outer London boroughs, to commit street robberies in wealthier suburbs.

    While the enormous effort put into counter-terrorism may be a factor in failing to contain other violent crime, my inquiries indicate many other factors are relevant, as they are in Australia.

    They include inadequate use of existing stop-and-search powers, slow take-up of modern policing technologies, constraints on pursuit of mobile offenders, heavily discounted custodial sentences for violent offenders because of overcrowded prisons, systemic failure to enforce non-custodial community sentences, a general lack of public support for the police, and difficulties in recruiting suitable officers because of the cost of living in London.

    -o-o-O-o-o-

    Clive Williams is a visiting professor at the Australian National University’s Centre for Military and Security Law and an adjunct professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is working in the UK.

  54. Spider

    I love it that Sara James on ABC is concerned (based on US security agencies advice) about possible interference in the US elections by the Russians but when Trump and others raised the possibility of interference in elections before the elections they were poo poohed and roasted for raising such a possibility.

    Now the Dems already have an alibi if the lose in the mid-terms.

  55. Dave in Marybrook

    Fran Kelly returns to breakfast R.N.
    “I had a good long holiday… brand new computer system here…”
    Her producer must be cringing. Didn’t she get the No More Fat To Cut memo?

  56. Old School Conservative

    A friend of a friend runs a local government accredited day care facility in her home on Sydney’s northern beaches. Max numbers per day is 4.
    She has been instructed to start each day with an aboriginal ceremony with the kids. Sitting on the ground in a circle, clapping sticks, aboriginal design tea towels in the centre of the circle. Seriously.

    It is mass indoctrination.

    Unannounced inspections from the council will ensure compliance on pain of losing accreditation and therefore livelihood.

    I understand why John Constantine signs off with “Comrades”.

  57. Herodotus

    Winx’s first trial back after a break just ran at Rosehill. Not really a race just a training run. Chautauqua once again did not jump!

  58. Top Ender

    They breed ’em tough in the Territory.

    Attacker gets jail

    By JASON WALLS

    A MAN who smashed his way into a woman’s house while she was in the shower before punching her in the face and attacking her with a pot plant has been jailed for nine months.

    Simein Waterloo, 20, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to assault and burglary after the terrifying home invasion in Katherine last year.

    On the evening of September 14, 2017, the court heard Waterloo smashed a glass sliding door of the woman’s home with a large rock while wearing a T-shirt over his head and socks on his hands.

    He then went to the 20-year-old woman’s bedroom and started searching through her handbag before she emerged from the bathroom where she’d been showering.

    Waterloo put his hand over the woman’s mouth and told her to “shut up” before pushing her into a corner and gripping her tightly around the throat.

    He then punched her in the face and threw the pot plant at her, striking her in the jaw.

    The woman tried to defend herself by punching him in the nose and throwing the pot plant back at Waterloo before he pinned her to the floor and started to demand money and alcohol.

    The woman eventually managed to get up and followed Waterloo out to the kitchen where she managed to push him back outside while yelling at him to leave.

    The court heard Waterloo was “full-drunk” at the time of the break-in after coming in from Kildare Station, where he was working, for a drinking binge.

    In sentencing Waterloo to a total of two years and three months in prison, Justice Peter Barr said the woman suffered cuts to her lip, swelling to her jaw and shoulder and anxiety as a result of the attack.

    “She said she had never been as scared in her whole life as when she found you in her house,” he said. “Even two months later, she was scared to be alone.”

    Waterloo’s sentence will be suspended after he has spent nine months behind bars.

    NT News print edition

    Should have got three years minimum.

  59. Bruce of Newcastle

    There have been few if any deaths of migrants at sea off Australia since Abbott stopped the boats.

    Pope Francis Calls for ‘Decisive’ Action to End Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean

    Pope Francis issued an appeal to the “international community” Sunday, pleading for swift and decisive action to bring an end to migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea.

    “Dramatic news of shipwrecks of barges laden with migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean have arrived over these last weeks,” the pope said following his weekly Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square. “I express my sorrow in the face of such tragedies and assure my thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families.”

    “I address a heartfelt plea to the international community to act decisively and promptly in order to prevent such tragedies from happening, and to ensure security and respect for the rights and dignity of all,” he said.

    Perhaps he should invite Peter Dutton to the Vatican for a chat. I’m sure Mr Dutton could give him the phone number for the orange lifeboat manufacturer he uses.

  60. Give me a summary cats.
    Are the ALP capable of causing a change of government after Saturday’s elections?

  61. min

    I wonder how many postmodernists would even understand Leake’s cartoon . I am waiting for the red bandanna man to deliver his terrifica praedicto . I won’t predict a similar end as Savonarola’s.

  62. TheSemiMentalBloke

    From the Abba post. An aug6th chord is something new to me. For one the interval of a 6th is either major or minor, not augmented. An aug6th would be a dominant 7th. An aug5th with a 6th would be a clash.
    Fake news from the Times?

  63. Percy Popinjay

    Hopefully this will be a slighter bigger version.

    Leak Jnr’s rendering of the FitzSimians captures the overweening smugness perfectly.

  64. Roger

    She has been instructed to start each day with an aboriginal ceremony with the kids. Sitting on the ground in a circle, clapping sticks, aboriginal design tea towels in the centre of the circle. Seriously.

    It is mass indoctrination.

    It’s also unconstitutional.

  65. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2770244, posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:29 am

    sentencing remarks

    13/07/2018
    R v Simein Waterloo
    RTF | PDF

    N.B. Copyright in this transcript is the property of the Crown. If this transcript is copied without the authority of the Attorney-General of the Northern Territory, proceedings for infringement will be taken.

  66. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #2770248, posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:34 am
    Give me a summary cats.
    Are the ALP capable of causing a change of government after Saturday’s elections?”

    Doubt it, the seats up for election this Saturday are all currently ALP held apart from one. The ALP hold Longman, Braddon, Perth and Fremantle whilst Mayo is held by ex Xenophon Rebecca Sharkie. Sharkie will win Mayo and whilst she may withdraw support for the Waffler and his government I am not sure that would cause the government to fall. I expect the LNP to win either Longman or Braddon (or maybe both). What will happen after this “super Saturday” is that if Billy Shitten loses one or more of the seats then his leadership will be in big trouble. If the Libs under Waffler win a seat then his cretinous leadership will be further entrenched. If the Libs fail to win any of the seats, they will just spin the line that it is almost impossible for a sitting government to win a seat in a bi-election from the opposition, the last being almost one hundred years go. That’s my two cents worth!

  67. Rae

    It’s also unconstitutional.

    In what way?

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fascinating blog post for Cats who wish to further investigate the species homo progressivitis.

    The election meltdown has not ended

    It’s been nearly two years since Hillary lost. Let’s look on Twitter to see how her supporters are handling the loss.

    He’s pulled up a whole bunch of tweets from the tag #WeKnew. These are just from the last day or so. They read like purest satire, except they’re not.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sarah Hanson-Young’s daughter says David Leyonhjelm deserves to apologise for comments on her mother’s sex life
    The Advertiser
    July 22, 2018 7:51pm

    THE daughter of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says Senator David Leyonhjelm “deserves” to apologise for comments he made about her mother’s sex life.

    The public feud between the two senators from the opposite side of the political spectrum has resulted in Ms Hanson-Young suing the Liberal Democratic senator for defamation.
    Senator Sarah Hanson-Young with her daughter Kora last year. Picture: Dean Martin

    Ms Hanson-Young’s 11-year-old daughter Kora said Mr Leyonhjelm had lied when he insinuated her mother was promiscuous during an interview on Sky News.

    “Being unfair to women or any gender isn’t right and he has refused to apologise and he deserved to apologise,” Kora told The Sunday Project.

    “I would say (to Mr Leyonhjelm) that being a bully was not right and I would try to stay confident which most women and young women must do.”

    Sarah Hanson Young’s daughter, Kora, is eleven years old, FFS.

  70. stackja

    Man shot dead in Sydney’s south west
    The Daily Telegraph
    July 23, 2018 5:53am

    A MAN has died after being shot in Sydney’s west.

    Police were called to a unit block on the corner of George and Lachlan streets in Warwick Farm at 5.20pm on Sunday.

    A man was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound before being taken under a police escort to Liverpool Hospital, where he later died.

    A number of witnesses were assisting officers with inquiries, NSW Police said in a statement.

    Hint: NSW Police make numerous arrests as part of Strikeforce Raptor

  71. Delta A

    The next rainbow flag campaign for p**do rights.
    Love is love.

    Remember this? From The $Oz, September 2012:

    LIBERAL senator Cory Bernardi has been forced to resign as shadow parliamentary secretary to Tony Abbott following his remarks linking gay marriage to bestiality.
    The Opposition Leader said Senator Bernardi had made “one mistake too many”.

    Mr Abbott said Senator Bernardi had made “ill-disciplined remarks” to the Senate, and had compounded the offence by repeating them on morning radio.

    During a debate last night over proposed gay marriage laws, Senator Bernardi said legalising same-sex unions would prompt calls for more extreme changes.

    “The next step … is having three people that love each other be able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society, or four people,” Senator Bernardi said.

    “There are even some creepy people out there, who say that it’s OK to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals. Will that be a future step?”

    Since Bernadi’s statement, all those perversions have received publicity, along with sex with trees, the ocean and Nature in general.

    Now they’re pushing child sex.

    Tony Abbott owes Cory Bernadi a big apology.

  72. Roger

    It’s also unconstitutional.

    S.116 & inconsistency of laws.

  73. Tom

    They read like purest satire, except they’re not.

    It’s hilari0us watching power junkies tearing their eyes out because they no longer have access to the drug.

    That’s what scares them the most about POTUS45: he’s changing the landscape forever and — gasp! — giving power back to the little people (as the Founders intended).

  74. hzhousewife

    Mater, many thanks for posting your links re #walkaway. It is an interesting phenomenon.

  75. Rae

    It’s also unconstitutional.

    S.116 & inconsistency of laws.

    Lol. You’re 3 months late for April Fools Day.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly

    In London, where a Somali gang is one of the most feared, authorities are trialling a measure that may help control them. The Oz

    STATE OF DISORDER
    Tears as crime crisis claims teen
    A talented young soccer player died when a brawl broke out at a party hosted by a group of African-Australians.
    The Oz

    Both these headlines are side by side. In Britain they are Somali gangs here they are African-Australians. I’m confused. I imagine there would be a miraculous transformation if an Australian-African joined a gang of London Somalis.

  77. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2770259, posted on July 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Sunday, July 22, 2018
    Trump’s reverse Nixon on China
    Many readers are puzzled to see the left so upset with President Trump for seeking normal diplomatic relations with Russua

    Communist John Brennan, who headed America’s spies under Barack Obama, called it treason. In his eyes, it is because President Trump is using Russia as a counterweight to Red China, just as Richard Nixon used Red China as a counterweight to the Soviet Union.

  78. Nerblnob

    Trump’s tightening the screws on Russia

    That I can vouch for – Trump or somebody in the USA.
    There were a bunch of additions to restrictions on dealing with Russia announced by the BIS in May.

    The media spend far too much time analysing words and trivial exchanges and not looking at actions.

  79. stackja

    Mother of teenager killed at CBD party brawl wants justice
    Brianna Travers, Herald Sun
    July 22, 2018 9:46pm
    Subscriber only

    EXCLUSIVE: The devastated mother of a girl, 19, killed in a fight at a CBD apartment has told the Herald Sun she is lost without her “happy and lovely” daughter, and wants her “cowardly’’ killer caught.

    Laa Chol died after a fight broke out between two groups of ­African Australians at the city’s EQ Tower early on Saturday.

    Family and friends on Sunday met at the Chols’ Pakenham home to grieve for the “goofy and out­going” university student who ­aspired to be a lawyer.

  80. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2770267, posted on July 23, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Vic Pol at least mentioning the word ‘African’.

  81. Roger

    Vic Pol at least mentioning the word ‘African’.

    Tonight on The Project: Waleed Aly slams VicPol over African gang comments.

  82. Myrddin Seren

    Massively wealthy business leader who has lackeys fill the tank of his car(s) and a string of PAs to pay his utility bills, decries the fact that governments haven’t acted with alacrity to ensure the Deplorable Proles die faster from cold or heat exhaustion:

    Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the same amount of coal as they did two decades ago.

    “The share of non-fossil fuels was actually lower, as growth in renewables has failed to compensate for the decline in nuclear energy. The failure to make any inroads into the power sector since the turn of the century should be both a cause for concern and a focus for future action.”

    Lucky for these troughers most people are utterly politically disengaged these days. This is the stuff of tumbrils and a date with a certain Mme Guillotine in a righteous world.

  83. Mater

    Mater, many thanks for posting your links re #walkaway. It is an interesting phenomenon.

    You are very welcome.

  84. Baldrick

    THE daughter of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says Senator David Leyonhjelm “deserves” to apologise for comments he made about her mother’s sex life.

    Using children to score cheap political points is disgusting.
    Using your own child is abhorrent.

  85. egg_

    Grigs has @rse cancer?
    Are they able to save the @rsehole?
    I hear that Richo needs a new one.

  86. egg_

    Sarah Hanson-Young’s daughter says David Leyonhjelm deserves to apologise for comments on her mother’s sex life

    SHY commented publicly on her newly found single sex life prior.
    Next.

  87. John Constantine

    Female security guard at the rewilding Teller mine site attacked by pack of dingos.
    Mauled badly around her limbs.

    Our rewilding is our ecofeminist vegynsys Strength.

    Comrades.

  88. Roger

    The failure to make any inroads into the power sector since the turn of the century should be both a cause for concern and a focus for future action.

    Say, do you think we need more natural gas, Bob?

  89. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Worker mauled by three dingoes at East Pilbara minesite
    Gabrielle Knowles and Jordan CuttsPerthNow
    July 22, 2018 6:16PM

    A FLY-IN fly-out worker mauled by three dingoes at an East Pilbara minesite is in Royal Perth Hospital with deep wounds to her legs, arms and body.

    The 54-year-old was sitting having a sandwich at an outdoor barbecue area — a designated safe eating place — at the Telfer Mine on Wednesday when a young dingo approached, her family says.

    Knowing the animal would likely try to take the food, and that feeding dingoes results in instant dismissal from the site, she put her food in a rubbish bin.

    Her family says as she was doing that, the dingo took off with her mobile phone.

    She followed and saw the phone discarded in a bush.

    Her family said she decided not to grab the phone when she saw two other dingoes nearby and instead turned to walk away.

    Her family said that was when the three dingoes launched their attack, biting her legs and arms as she tried desperately to stay on her feet and screamed for help.

    “She had bites everywhere but her head,” relatives said. “She said she was screaming for help for nearly 10 minutes before somebody came and helped get the dogs off her … we’re not sure how.”

    She was treated at the mine by a first aid worker before being taken to Perth for treatment and was last night in a serious but stable condition.

    She has had two operations at Royal Perth Hospital and will need plastic surgery. Her family are not yet sure if she will fully recover from her injuries.

  90. Zyconoclast

    Very good website for interactive maps and other things

    http://Www.citygeographics.org

  91. Roger

    John Major: “Second Brexit vote is morally justified.”

    Wrong result. Try again.

  92. Cassie of Sydney

    Watch this, white racist leftists being told the truth by a dark skinned conservative…..

  93. egg_

    Female security guard at the rewilding Teller mine site attacked by pack of dingos.

    That time of the month?

  94. egg_

    “Second Brexit vote is morally justified.”

    Is that like being half pregnant?

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Both these headlines are side by side. In Britain they are Somali gangs here they are African-Australians. I’m confused. I imagine there would be a miraculous transformation if an Australian-African joined a gang of London Somalis.

    If the merger happened here they would be referred to as “Cockney Australians”.

  96. H B Bear

    LL and once they are arrested they are Australian nationals.

  97. C.L.

    Watch this, white racist leftists being told the truth by a dark skinned conservative….

    Yeah, I dunno. I just saw a brown idiot yelling at people.

  98. stackja

    Manhunt for two men after fatal Sydney shooting
    Julia Carlisle, The Daily Telegraph
    5 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Two men knocked on the front door of a western Sydney unit before fatally shooting a 46-year-old man in the back, police say.

    A crime scene remains at the Warwick Farm unit block on the corner of George and Lachlan streets where police were called late on Sunday afternoon to find the injured man, in what police say was a targeted shooting.

    Two unknown men, one armed with a firearm, knocked on the front door about 5.20pm, entered the unit and shot the man in the back before fleeing, police said on Monday.

    The victim was treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital under a police escort, where he died.

    Police are speaking with residents who may have witnessed the incident, while forensic teams are working to determine the type of gun used.

  99. areff

    John Major: “Second Brexit vote is morally justified.”

    On the whole, John Major’s daughter-in-law is a far more valuable member of society.

    http://allstarpics.famousfix.com/pictures/emma-noble

  100. C.L.

    Staying with guns … bad idea to antagonise a Texan woman protecting her cubs:

    A Texas mother was getting gas when a man jumped into her car and attempted to steal it. The woman’s two toddlers were in the backseat.

    “Officers say the mom quickly jumped into the car and asked the suspect to stop,” WTSP.com reported. “When he refused, she pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot the suspect in the head.”

    Mom Shoots Man Who Tried to Carjack Her Vehicle with Kids Inside.

  101. stackja

    Badgerys Creek below zero temperatures this morning. Great for early flights of the future?

  102. Old School Conservative

    In the video of Hillary attacking President Trump, is she wearing a 1950’s mumu or a 2018 hospital gown?

  103. stackja

    Rebels bikie boss Alex Vella shared a list of rules civilians must follow to not disrespect the club
    Matthew Dunn, The Daily Telegraph
    11 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    IF A patched member of an outlaw bikie gang breaks one of the many rules enforced by the club, they could find themselves on the receiving end of justice from their own.

    But the strict rules that govern bikies extend past members of the club, with civilians also required to live by a code of conduct when dealing with the underworld organisations.

    Former national president of Rebels MC Alex Vella — who has been living in exile since his visa was cancelled by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in 2014 on the grounds he was of bad character — recently shared the rules supporters of the bikie club must adhere to.

  104. hzhousewife

    Badgerys Creek below zero temperatures this morning. Great for early flights of the future?

    Tarmac and a whole lot of buildings will cure that.

  105. stackja

    Fans could be separated after ugly footy fan fight between Demons, Cats supporters at Kardinia Park
    Ryan Tennison, Genevieve Alison, Brianna Travers, Sunday Herald Sun
    12 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    FOOTY fans should not be punished by segregation due to the “idiotic, crazy behaviour” of a few drunken people who need to be held to account, the AFL’s top boss says.

    AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said he was “incredibly proud” of the majority of supporters, speaking on radio Triple M this morning.

    It was suggested by the stadium’s management trust that fans involved in a shocking brawl at Kardinia Park during Saturday night’s Cats and Demons could face life bans while future games at the stadium could see crowds separated.

    The wild brawl was captured on video.

    “I’m incredibly proud generally that we can have such a highly supportive, passionate game where people can go with supporters of the opposition and segregation’s not happening,” Mr McLachlan said.

    “The issue here is individual accountability, idiotic, crazy behaviour and they need to be held to account. We pay a lot of money for security. They need to be in early and then the police need to be prosecuting these guys and holding them to account.

  106. stackja

    Wild winds of 96km/h lash Melbourne with worse to come
    Herald Sun, Herald Sun
    22 minutes ago

    STRONG WINDS have already started to lash Victoria with commuters battling rain and winds but the worst of the weather is yet to come.

    A severe weather warning is in place for parts of the state with northerly wind gusts of up to 100km per hour expected.

    Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said a cold front would hit Melbourne later today.

    “We’re expecting the front to hit western Victoria first as it rolls past Adelaide and then the stronger winds should be in Melbourne by midafternoon,” he said.

  107. stackja

    hzhousewife
    #2770310, posted on July 23, 2018 at 10:41 am
    Badgerys Creek below zero temperatures this morning. Great for early flights of the future?

    Tarmac and a whole lot of buildings will cure that.

    AGW?

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    Eye candy!

    I’m an astronaut, not a photographer: Outtakes from Apollo 11 Moon landing reveal the out of focus and embarrassing shots from the historic mission that NASA didn’t want you to see

    It’s from the Daily Mail so not for your phone. Marvellous in Brave but don’t try it in IE.

    Nearly half a century ago…

    (via Lucianne)

  109. Zyconoclast

    1

    “50 by 50”
    Cheap renewable energy and batteries fundamentally reshape the electricity system. Batteries boom means that half of the world’s electricity by 2050 will be generated from wind and solar.

    2
    PV, wind and batteries trifecta.
    The cost of an average PV plant falls 71% by 2050. Wind energy is getting cheaper too, and we expect it to drop 58% by 2050. PV and wind are already cheaper than building new large-scale coal and gas plants. Batteries are also dropping dramatically in cost. Cheap batteries enable wind and solar to run when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.
    3
    Coal is the biggest loser in this outlook.
    Coal will shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by 2050, from 38% currently.
    4
    Gas consumption for power generation increases only modestly out to 2050
    despite growing capacity, as more and more gas-fired facilities are either dedicated peakers or run at lower capacity factors helping to balance variable renewables, rather than run flat-out around-the-clock. Gas use declines dramatically in Europe, grows in China and picks up materially in India beyond 2040.
    5
    Electric vehicles add around 3,461TWh of new electricity demand globally by 2050, equal to 9% of total demand.
    Time-of-use tariffs and dynamic charging further support renewables integration: they allow vehicle owners to choose to charge during high-supply, low-cost periods, and so help to shift demand to periods when cheap renewables are running.

    https://about.bnef.com/new-energy-outlook/

  110. Zyconoclast

    1

    By 2040, 55% of all new car sales and 33% of the global fleet will be electric.

    2
    China is and will continue to be the largest EV market in the world through 2040.
    3
    EV costs. The upfront cost of EVs will become competitive on an unsubsidized basis starting in 2024. By 2029, almost all segments reach parity as battery prices continue to fall.
    4
    E-buses. Buses go electric faster than light duty vehicles.
    5
    Displacement of transport fuel. Electrified buses and cars will displace a combined 7.3 million barrels per day of transportation fuel in 2040.

    https://about.bnef.com/electric-vehicle-outlook/

  111. GP

    Today in “What $50,000,000,000+ does not buy”:

    #1: Weekend rectification of an nbn outage that affects several streets.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle

    Badgerys Creek below zero temperatures this morning.

    Ice on the bird bath for the second morning in a row. The birdies are ravenous with the cold.
    Very heavy frost on the grass as I was out on morning walk. Some global warming would be welcome.

  113. C.L.

    Frydenberg takes on GetUp campaign to block energy plan

    Josh is really making an art-form of pretending to be the sensible conservative.

    The Turnbull government has lashed out at a new GetUp campaign to block a national energy scheme when it goes to a crucial vote within weeks, as the activist group calls on Australians to urge state leaders to reject the policy.

    Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused the group of campaigning for an “extreme” position that ignored the need for stronger reliability along with new investment in wind and solar under the National Energy Guarantee.

    LOL. This is the Liberal Party now. Staking out the far left as the new ‘centre’ by faux-differentiating themselves from the far far left.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    Drudge latches onto Crooked wearing a “housecoat”.

    With matching accessory.

  115. Baldrick

    Bwhahahaha, James Comey talks about ethical leadership. Too funny.

    James Comey ✔ @Comey
    Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.

  116. C.L.

    Hillary is now wandering around in a dressing gown?
    Could this be her version of mobster Vincent Gigante feigning legal insanity in public to escape future prosecution? He used to wander around the Village in his PJs.

  117. H B Bear

    Was the Hilldebeast wearing that colostomy bag ironically?

  118. Leigh Lowe

    Compare and contrast, Cats …
    June 2018 … Eurydice Dixon gets murdered in a park and the response is that “women should be able to go where they want, when they want, and anyone who says otherwise is a mysoginist.”
    July 2018 … Laa Chol gets stabbed to death at a party held by African Australian yoofs. She was “in the wrong place at the wrong time
    That phrase is most commonly used top describe people being struck by lightning or caught in a bushfire. You know, just a “thing that happened”, not a wilful murder.
    Why would that be?

  119. areff

    Not to boast, but I christened Vincent Gigante as “The Oddfather” in a headline and it stuck. Small claim to fame.

  120. stackja

    US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pistol whipped
    Reuters
    33 minutes ago

    US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of j wellery before being hospitalised, according to US media reports.

    The New York Police Department has told The Associated Press that the 22-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was a passenger in a car that was hit by another vehicle around 4.30am on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York.

    The rapper told police two men got out of the car and forced him into their car before making him call another man to bring him some personal property, which he did with the men taking an undisclosed amount of j wellery.

    Police say Hernandez “became uncooperative” after filing the report and was then admitted to hospital.

    But earlier on Sunday celebrity tabloid newsite TMZ filed a different and more detailed but unsubstantiated report, citing sources close to the rapper.

    The TMZ report said Hernandez was accosted after arriving home early on Sunday when another car blocked his driveway. Three gunmen got out and pistol-whipped the rapper, according to the report, knocked him unconscious and carrying him into their car.

  121. stackja

    China calls for vaccine scandal punishment
    Reuters
    24 minutes ago

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an immediate investigation into a faulty vaccine scandal that he says has crossed a moral line, and is urging severe punishment for the companies and people implicated.

    The scandal erupted a week ago, after major vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have violated standards in making a rabies vaccine for humans. There did not appear to be reports, however, of people harmed by the vaccine or having contracted rabies after receiving it.

    The case has sparked anger on social media and dealt a blow to China’s drug regulator, which has been struggling to clean up the world’s second-biggest drug industry and promote domestically made vaccines.

    In a statement posted on the government’s website late on Sunday, Li said the public deserved a clear explanation.

    “We will resolutely crack down on illegal and criminal acts that endanger the safety of peoples’ lives, resolutely punish lawbreakers according to the law, and resolutely and severely criticise dereliction of duty in supervision,” he was quoted as saying.

    The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Sunday evening that its investigation had found that Changsheng fabricates production records and product inspection records, and arbitrarily changes process parameters and equipment, “serious violations” of the law.

    In a stock exchange statement on Sunday, the company said its suspension of rabies vaccine production would have a significant impact on its finances and that some regional disease control agencies had suspended some of its other vaccines.

    Changsheng’s shares fell the maximum limit of 10 per cent on Friday, to stand at 14.5 yuan ($US2.14). They have lost 40 per cent of their value since July 13.

    An editorial on Monday in the China Daily warned that the case could become a public health crisis if it is not handled “in a reasonable and transparent manner”.

    “The government needs to act as soon as possible to let the public know it is resolved to address the issue and will punish any wrongdoers without mercy,” it said.

    “Those who dare to challenge the bottom line and make substandard or even fake vaccines need to receive the heaviest penalties according to the law.”

  122. stackja

    Girl, 9, missing in north Queensland
    Christine Flatley, Australian Associated Press
    40 minutes ago

    A nine-year-old girl has been reported missing since Sunday night in Townsville.

    The girl was last seen leaving an address around 6pm on Sunday, and police believe she may have been near the Stocklands Shopping Centre in the early hours of Monday.

    She is described as Aboriginal with a small build, and anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

  123. stackja

    Tesla seeks cashback from suppliers: WSJ
    Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the electric car maker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    The plea raises questions about the company’s cash position, which has dwindled following some production issues.

    A memo provided to the newspaper shows Tesla requested the supplier return what it calls a meaningful amount of money on its payments since 2016. The memo said all suppliers were being asked to help the company become profitable.

    Tesla declined to comment on the specific memo but confirmed that it is seeking price reductions from suppliers for projects, some of which date back that far.

    Supply-chain consultants told the paper that sometimes automakers will demand a reduction in price for a current contract going forward or use leverage of the promise of a new deal to get upfront savings. But they say it is unusual for an auto maker to ask for a refund for past work.

    “It’s simply ludicrous and it just shows that Tesla is desperate right now,” Dennis Virag, a manufacturing consultant who has worked in the automotive industry for 40 years, told the paper.

    Tesla has been burning cash at a rate of about $US1 billion a quarter and finished the first quarter with $US2.7 billion in cash on hand. But it has struggled to balance its desire for growth with the expense of launching new vehicles and building out infrastructure to support its business.

  124. Snoopy

    More complete cock from TheirABC this time justifying intergenerational bludging.

    If you’re born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average wage.

    Simply poisonous.

  125. stackja

    Snoopy
    #2770343, posted on July 23, 2018 at 11:44 am
    More complete cock from TheirABC this time justifying intergenerational bludging.

    If you’re born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average wage.

    Simply poisonous.

    My dad born into a poor family in Australia. By age 21 he owned a block of land. Later married and raised a family, with little help from government.

  126. stackja

    Leo G
    #2770319, posted on July 23, 2018 at 10:53 am
    After all these decades, have we discovered that all we needed to prove “the evil empire” to Leftists was evidence of Russians buying internet election ads?

    In the past Russians were ‘good’, now they are ‘bad’.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Doubts raised over Russian treasure ship
    Jamie Seidel, AFPNews Corp Australia Network
    July 23, 2018 8:42AM
    Topics
    World News
    Asia

    RUSSIA and rumour often go hand-in-hand. But it appears news of the discovery of a $190 billion hoard of gold aboard a sunken warship is just more fake news.

    The story is a good one.

    In 1905, an armoured cruiser was sunk in battle off South Korea.

    It was the height of the Russian-Japanese War.

    The ship was the Russian Imperial Navy’s Dmitrii Donskoi.

    And nobody knows where the rumours of the treasure it was supposed to have been carrying came from.

    Now, historians — and investors — are asking inconvenient questions.

    Rumours of the find have sent the shares of the company that discovered the wreck on a rollercoaster ride, triggering a warning from financial regulators.

    And it’s happened before.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Top Ender….

  128. thefrollickingmole

    John Constantine
    #2770282, posted on July 23, 2018 at 9:38 am
    Female security guard at the rewilding Teller mine site attacked by pack of dingos.
    Mauled badly around her limbs.

    Shes getting the sack

    Its against the rules to feed the dingoats.

  129. mh

    America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.

    Comey may be right. Americans did reject Hillary Clinton.

  130. stackja

    Cop killer bashes fellow inmate, has sex with prison guard
    1 HOUR AGO
    RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE KEMPSEY JAIL RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE SIONE PENISINI

    RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE

    A corrections officer has been suspended from duty after reports she was maintaining a sexual relationship with a police killer behind bars.

    Whistleblowers have revealed the prison guard was escorted from the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre last week.

    Ray Hadley has named the prisoner as Sione Penisini, an Extreme High Risk (EHR) inmate responsible for the murder of Constable Glenn McEnallay in 2002.

    He was jailed for 36 years and won’t be eligible for parole until 2029.

    The corrections officer has since resigned.

    The situation at Kempsey doesn’t stop there.

    On Tuesday, July 17 Penisini was able to walk from his maximum security pod, through several controlled gates to the reception room.

    There, he allegedly seriously assaulted another inmate who was a cleaner in the area.

    Whistleblowers have revealed the incident wasn’t reported on the daily incident reporting system, meaning it has been covered up.

  131. thefrollickingmole

    Penis-in-er?

  132. zyconoclast

    JC
    #2770328, posted on July 23, 2018 at 11:16 am
    Drudge latches onto Crooked wearing a “housecoat”.

    JC
    #2770329, posted on July 23, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Separated at birth.

    Hillary and Homer Simpson. Fashion icons.

  133. How does one search for a particular comment?
    I posted several months ago that Shorten was going to bring in a death duties/inheritance tax but my search parameters are useless. Any advice on search terms format that will find me the post?

  134. Dr Faustus

    More complete cock from TheirABC this time justifying intergenerational bludging.

    If you’re born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average wage.

    Their ABC: dutifully preparing the political soil for a Spring and Summer rich with politics of envy – in time for the election.

    Goblin Shorten is just like putty in the hands of the strong men and women of the union movement; soft, stickily yielding – leaving behind a greasy mark and a rather unclean odor. He will make no apology for wanting to ban child chimneysweeps and soak the chortling, unfair rich…

  135. thefrollickingmole

    How does one search for a particular comment?

    Claim it proves negative pixel space wrong, let it do all the work.

  136. Top Ender

    US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been kidnapped…

    I trust all “rappers” have by now erased their female-unfriendly lyrics; divested themselves of any words describing violent actions, drugs, or illegal activities, and turned into sweetness and light advocates.

    Or otherwise there will be a movement against them by the Social Justice Warriors.

    And their concerts will be targeted by people wanting to shut them down.

    And they will be targeted on Twotter, Facechook, Snapback and other social media.

    Yes?

  137. C.L.

    Not to boast, but I christened Vincent Gigante as “The Oddfather” in a headline and it stuck. Small claim to fame.

    Funny story about Vinny “The Chin” Gigante …
    His 94 year-old mother was mugged in Manhattan in 1990s. The cops made an arrest. They then informed the dude that he’d robbed the elderly mother of the boss of the Genovese crime family.
    Not sure what happened to him.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    How does one search for a particular comment?
    I posted several months ago that Shorten was going to bring in a death duties/inheritance tax but my search parameters are useless. Any advice on search terms format that will find me the post?

    Winston – Put this string in Google:

    “Winston Smith” Shorten death duties site:catallaxyfiles.com

    The third hit is relevant, though I don’t know if it’s the comment you want.

  139. Roger

    If you’re born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average wage.

    This is, of course, largely the result of Leftist social, education and wage policies inflicted on the populace by the Uniparty.

  140. Top Ender

    That’s alright Zulu.

    For years the destroyer USS Peary was rumoured to have gold bullion on board when it was sunk by aerial attack in Darwin harbour on 19 Feb, 1942.

    As late as the 1970s a dive team was being put together to search the wreck, despite most it being salvaged (by a Japanese team no less) in 1959-60.

    Checking it out the story was truck enough – a few months before. At one stage Peary apparently moved some gold from one port to another.

  141. C.L.

    I posted several months ago that Shorten was going to bring in a death duties/inheritance tax but my search parameters are useless. Any advice on search terms format that will find me the post?

    It seems to be harder than it used to be, Winston. I was looking for a past comment of mine this morning re Frydenburg but despite search-terming a few very particular words (which I remembered using), no luck.

  142. Top Ender

    “True” not “truck”…..

  143. Senile Old Guy

    I posted several months ago that Shorten was going to bring in a death duties/inheritance tax but my search parameters are useless.

    Bruce of N has answered but also see this link here.

  144. Thanks for your efforts, Bruce/CL;
    That’s the one I wanted.

    #2659910, posted on March 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm
    ZK2A;
    I’m betting good money an incoming Shorten Government will reintroduce death duties…all in the name of equality…and fairness..
    I heard this evening that BS was going to reintroduce death duties. I may have misheard, but it sounds about right. He’d call it something else, but.
    Maybe the Inheritance Equalisation Fund?

  145. Baldrick

    Was the Hilldebeast wearing that colostomy bag ironically?

    No, it’s a uranium tumor.

  146. woolfe

    Everything is cheap is someone else is paying for it.
    Paywallian:

    The UK billionaire who bought South Australia’s troubled Whyalla steelworks says Australians are yet to grasp that new coal-fired electricity is more expensive to produce than solar power.

    Sanjeev Gupta is investing $2 billion in clean energy and steel production in South Australia and told Guardian Australia on Monday, “It’s still everybody’s perception that it is cheaper to make power from coal than it is from renewables, and it is no longer the case.”

    “It was the case not long ago, but it’s no longer the case, and we will prove it,” he said.

    The British industrialist – whose company GFG Alliance bought the Whyalla plant in August last year – reaffirmed in May his promised investment strategy in South Australia, including a 90 megawatt pumped hydro power plant, large-scale solar power production at Whyalla and the development of a 100 megawatt lithium-ion battery.

    Last week, the Australian Energy Market Operator said a combination of solar, wind, storage, gas and transmission investment could produce the 90 terawatt hours of energy needed each year to offset power from retiring coal-fired generation.

    “If it was cheaper to make new coal plants, I would argue you should invest in that technology. These HELE (high efficiency, low emissions coal) plants are incredibly efficient these days and their emissions are really quite impressive,” he told Guardian Australia.

    “But it should just turn on what’s more competitive. If you can make power from the sort of things that we’re doing and it can compete against a new coal plant, then why would you not do that, right? It’s obvious.”

    He also said Australia was “well behind” other nations which are moving towards a cleaner economy.

    Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg last week said the AEMO report did not preclude a new coal-fired power station being built – as is being advocated by some coalition MPs – but showed the declining cost of renewables and storage.

    “It’s reflecting what is a reality in the market, which is renewables coming down dramatically in price, and that’s led to their increased uptake across the market, and we need to put a greater emphasis on storage and interconnection,” Mr Frydenberg said on Tuesday.

    Mr Frydenberg will meet with his state and territory counterparts in Sydney on August 10 to discuss the government’s planned National Energy Guarantee.

  147. min

    Frydenberg has no chance of getting NEG thru COAG, not past Labor governments and he needs 100%agreement.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    I posted several months ago that Shorten was going to bring in a death duties/inheritance tax but my search parameters are useless. Any advice on search terms format that will find me the post?

    Possibly gone down the … wait for it … in-Sinc-erator.

  149. Woolfe:

    Sanjeev Gupta is investing $2 billion in clean energy and steel production in South Australia and told Guardian Australia on Monday, “It’s still everybody’s perception that it is cheaper to make power from coal than it is from renewables, and it is no longer the case.”

    Is he aware that we already have our quota of troughers in Australia?
    Bloody hell. The scum keeps rising to the surface, don’t they?

  150. Bruce of Newcastle

    Frydenberg has no chance of getting NEG thru COAG

    That’s because the NEG is a POS.

  151. LL;
    Leave now while you still can, and take your word plays back to the ninth circle of hell with you.
    Peasant.

    🙂

  152. Leigh Lowe

    I thought it was comedy gold, Winston, but there you go.
    You can’t please everyone.

  153. C.L.

    I haven’t counted to see how many Americans died as a result of Putin’s reacquiring Crimea—yes, I have! ZERO. Meanwhile, Mexican drug couriers kill more Americans every week than the Communist Soviet Union did when it shot down Korean flight 007 for flying into its airspace, almost starting a nuclear war.

    – Ann Coulter

    ——————————
    Via Ace.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    #2659910, posted on March 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm
    ZK2A;
    I’m betting good money an incoming Shorten Government will reintroduce death duties…all in the name of equality…and fairness..
    I heard this evening that BS was going to reintroduce death duties. I may have misheard, but it sounds about right. He’d call it something else, but.
    Maybe the Inheritance Equalisation Fund?

    Kind of interesting politically if this gets a run.
    Ostensibly the target is older, wealthier, predominantly conservative voters.
    Until, that is, you realise that their 30 to 40-something (possibly left leaning) children and millenial grandchildren will be the ones really taking a hit.
    Bit unpleasant to have racked up a monster debt in your late 40’s confident that mommy and daddy’s bequest will sort it out, only to find that Pieman is taking first dibs.

  155. H B Bear

    Sanjeev Gupta is investing $2 billion in clean energy and steel production in South Australia and told Guardian Australia on Monday, “It’s still everybody’s perception that it is cheaper to make power from coal than it is from renewables, and it is no longer the case.”

    Will the Gup be handing back his $65 per MWh RET credit then?

  156. Rafe Champion

    Wind and Other delivering 11% of demand with the sun shining. Business as usual.

  157. Roger

    Sanjeev Gupta’s UK business model is to recycle steel and use it in green projects close to his industrial base.

    Rust belt, Green subsidising South Australia is a rich target for him.

  158. Mother Lode

    Justine Damond’s family to file US civil lawsuit

    It seems pretty clear that the shooter was allowed to become a police officer because of Da Diversity.

    SMH readers (very ordinary people it must be said) believe that diversity is the cause of excellence, rather than something which will often happen in the pursuit of it.

    I wonder who they blame for what happened. Damond was white, so there is a case to be made right there.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, and when their community leaders” are beating the shit out of each other little wonder the juniors are crims.

  160. Roger

    Yes, and when their community leaders” are beating the shit out of each other little wonder the juniors are crims.

    Tonight on The Project:

    Waleed Aly slams Sudanese community leaders for perpetuating racist stereotypes.

  161. Leigh Lowe

    Tonight on The Project:

    Waleed Aly slams Sudanese community leaders for perpetuating racist stereotypes.

    The mother of the murdered girl wants to “lock them up”.
    Going to be awkward to spin that one when the bereaved mother agrees with Peter Dutton.
    Still, I blame white colonialism.

  162. Rohan

    Rafe Champion
    #2770386, posted on July 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    Wind and Other wuthering delivering 11% of demand with the sun shining. Business as usual.

    Prolly more appropriate.

  163. Dr Faustus

    I’m betting good money an incoming Shorten Government will reintroduce death duties…all in the name of equality…and fairness..

    I’m betting good money that Shorten will introduce an inheritance tax – because Sally McManus has told him to do it:

    “An inheritance tax on the wealthiest estates can help restore fairness to out tax system and ensure the very wealthy and big business pay tax” the ACTU said.

    My mother was a big business.
    She left me outside the Salvo’s, with a bottle of milk and a teddy bear, so she could get on with it…

  164. John Constantine

    Mind-blowing lamb prices at Bendigo lambs today was the radio description.

    Ten bucks a kilo dressed weight for the first and best of the season suckers.

    Secondary and light and dry effects lambs half price.

    Depastured my shorn lambs onto the hay crop in a race to the finish.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Waleed Aly slams Sudanese community leaders for perpetuating racist stereotypes.

    Two alternate factions engage in a violent brawl.
    The victim is purported to be a nice young girl, “butter wouldn’t melt” etc, etc.
    But she gets stabbed to death.
    Was she not the intended victim, but got caught up in it, perhaps trying to protect someone?
    Or was it perhaps that a member of the second gang … sorry, “social group” … saw her as “his woman” and was intent on exacting “honour”?

  166. Leigh Lowe

    John Constantine

    #2770397, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Mind-blowing lamb prices at Bendigo lambs today was the radio description.

    Ten bucks a kilo dressed weight for the first and best of the season suckers.

    How many hind legs do these beasts have?
    If the answer is not four or six, my Sunday roast is going to take a beating.

  167. Ragu

    From up above;

    But although Humphries is a straight man who only occasionally cross-dresses for a living, social media users have responded to the out-of-touch entertainer.

    His performance art was never about ’empowering dick tucking’
    It’s Dada. There is no third meaning. And it gets worse for feminists and the new-age weirdos.

    It’s just a lark. Which is what comedy is about.

    Turns out, many many years after Humphries climbed on a tram dressed like his mother, the joke is on the offended. Which is the point of Dada.

    Well played sir

  168. jupes

    From the ABC: Donald Trump claims ‘illegal’ spying after Carter Page warrant papers unveiled

    The opening sentence:

    US President Donald Trump has claimed, without evidence, that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page show that intelligence agencies misled the courts that approved the warrant.

    It wasn’t too long ago that Donald Trump was claiming the Obama security agencies were wiretapping Trump Tower. At the time this also was reported as “without evidence”. Not so much now …

    The article is a mish-mash of statements designed to leave the impression that there is nothing to see here. Unfortunately for the ABC, there is quite a bit to see here and it won’t be the last they hear about it.

  169. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
    1:24pm · 23 Jul 2018 · Twitter for iPhone

    He is making srr sound sane.

  170. Zyconoclast

    Why is Maocolm announcing a pissweak version of the failed Howard “Intervetion”?

    If he was so inspired, shouldn’t he be copying Tenent Creek behaviour to the rest of Australia.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-23/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-visits-tennant-creek/10018718

    Mr Turnbull told a press conference on Monday that he had not been shocked by what he had seen in the town, but that he had been “inspired by the resilience of the community”.

    “You’ve got parents and families who have not been doing the right thing by their kids, who have abused their children, who neglected their children. But the reasons for that … is very complex,” Mr Turnbull said.

  171. Has anything more come out about Russia donating $400 million to Hillarys re election?
    It seems to have died a quiet death…

  172. Ragu

    I find it a bit sad that a performer, who used his mother as a template to become ever more risqué, has a following that seriously believes he wanted to be a tyranny.

    Sad!

    It’s a joke you fucking idiots.

  173. Rockdoctor #2770404, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    See how you go Cats, I got 20/23…

    17/23
    I flunked the 3 South Australian geographical questions (which is closest to Adelaide, which seat is the Riverland, How often is the Murray Pioneer (presumably a newspaper) published.
    Also was unable to tie a sporting team to any of those names, Couldn’t remember F. Scott Fitzgerald for the life of me, even though it was on the tip of my tongue, and I had no idea (& even less concern) who sang in Eurovision.
    Even though I had no idea which channel broadcasts the voice, I’ll claim credit for getting it right.

    Strictly speaking, it is 28 questions, rather than 23.

  174. Zyconoclast

    It seems to have died a quiet death…

    Like most of the Clinton victims.

  175. Anyone who even for a millisecond actually thought Barry Humphries was a tranny has serious cognitive issues.

  176. Bruce of Newcastle

    He is making srr sound sane.

    M0nty – You shouldn’t talk about the Iranian prez like that, they behead infidels.

    Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

    ‘Do not play with lion’s tail’: Rouhani warns Trump

    Lion’s tail? Must translate to “look, squirrel” in Farsi given the unrest in Iran right now.

  177. Ragu

    *Tranny*
    Although most most mums back in the the day kept a tyrannical home.

  178. Zyconoclast

    A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in Worcester.

    West Mercia Police believe the child was deliberately targeted in Home Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park at Tallow Hill yesterday afternoon.

    https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/3yo-boy-seriously-injured-in-suspected-acid-attack-uk.1720739/

  179. H B Bear

    Anyone studying j’ism is by definition an idiot. Taking on a heap of debt to fight hundreds of people to earn a pittance in a dying industry. Morons.

  180. testpattern

    ‘I spent some time sitting down yesterday and listening to some of the stories coming out of the #walkaway movement’

    Yep doing Putin’s work for him

    ‘The #walkaway movement, a campaign highlighting alleged discord among the left, got a boost this week from accounts linked to Russian influence operations. The first use of the #walkaway hashtag from accounts monitored on Hamilton 68 was noted in early June (a few weeks after the grassroots campaign began), but engagement remained relatively low throughout the month. Activity spiked on July 2, when Hamilton 68 noted 73 unique tweets using #walkaway, and roughly another 50 using related campaign hashtags (e.g. #walkawaymovement). The late engagement suggests Kremlin-oriented accounts are trailers rather than leaders of the campaign, but the high-level of current engagement indicates an effort to astroturf support for the movement and hijack the narrative. This includes several monitored accounts that have changed their handles to include the hashtag, or that have shared their own supposed walkaway moments. The campaign also received a direct boost from Russian propaganda outlets RT and Sputnik, both of which ran stories on the movement.’

    https://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    Whoa.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
    11:24 AM · Jul 23, 2018

  182. notafan

    FYI for Melbourne cats (i am not attending)

    The film ‘The Sexual Revolution’ is screening at 7.30 on Thursday the 26th July at the Cardinal Knox Centre Theatre Room 383 Albert St East Melbourne (enter from Landsdowne St)

    cost is $5

    trailer here

  183. areff

    Anyone studying j’ism is by definition an idiot.

    Anyone editor who hires j’ism-school grads is the bigger idiot.

    Fixed.

  184. Senile Old Guy

    Mr Turnbull said he thought the “single biggest issue” was the shortage of housing in Tennant Creek. Recently, NT Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy told the ABC the Government had built three houses in the town so far this year and would complete another nine by the end of the year. She said she, her children, and nine grandchildren lived in a house that was “full of holes”.

    All paid for by taxpayers replacing, in several cases, houses destroyed by the residents.

    Social Services Minister Dan Tehan also flagged that he would be looking into establishing the cashless welfare card in Tennant Creek in coming weeks.

    Yes, that’s really going to work.

    While the community overwhelmingly welcomed the visit, there were questions raised about why it had been scheduled for a Sunday, the only day of the week takeaway alcohol sales are banned under new restrictions. “It is a bit strange, because since the grog restrictions it’s pretty quiet,” said Pat Braun from the Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation.

  185. Boambee John

    Ragu
    #2770413, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    I find it a bit sad that a performer, who used his mother as a template to become ever more risqué, has a following that seriously believes he wanted to be a tyranny.

    Bit of a Freudian slip with that typo!

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hollywood really doubling down.

    Dave Bautista
    @DaveBautista
    What will you do when the #cybernazis attack you? Who will stand by you? Who will cowardly distance themselves from you? Who will punish you for horrible JOKES in the past instead of defending you for INSPIRING millions? MILLIONS!!! #Redemption #injustice @JamesGunn#wearegroot

  187. stackja

    MT in NT maintaining his record of not understanding the problem.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rouhani is upset that someone worked out that one carrier group could interdict almost all Iranian oil exports. That would totally screw the mullahs and the IRG.

    Which was an epic own goal since Rouhani had himself threatened to close the Gulf to Saudi oil tankers.

    Oops.

  189. feelthebern

    This Canadian shooting spree must be fake news.
    Canada has no guns.
    And Canada has no trump.

  190. thefrollickingmole

    Testesplatter and Monty sittin’ in a tree….

  191. Mother Lode

    Anyone who even for a millisecond actually thought Barry Humphries was a tranny has serious cognitive issues.

    Apparently the name ‘Everage’ (Average) isn’t sufficient clue that the character was a satire of the average woman.

    The gay community (as opposed to the transgenders currently puffing and gasping at being affronted) seems to have an obsession with cross dressing performances. When my company wants to showcase their openness to the accelerating proliferation of genders they will hire a cross-dressing performer for one of our monthly drinkies.

    The last one was Annie Mation.

    I wanted to change it to Abby Ration.

    Miss R. E. Gutz? They must be.

  192. max

    Days have passed since Turnbull urged the Pope to sack Archbishop Wilson.

    Yet he remains where he was.

    Waffle waffle.

  193. feelthebern

    What was the fight at the AFL all about?
    I reckon the Cats will go deep, deep into the finals after a slow start.

    Please note, I am a league-loving, AFL know nothing.

  194. Geriatric Mayfly

    Days have passed since Turnbull urged the Pope to sack Archbishop Wilson.
    Yet he remains where he was.

    The Supreme Pontiff is currently distracted by drownings at sea. Some are not making it to Europe as is their birthright. Give it a day or so and he’ll be back to global warming.

  195. jupes

    Mr Turnbull said he thought the “single biggest issue” was the shortage of housing in Tennant Creek.

    How convenient. Now he can solve the problem of kiddy rape by just spending more taxpayer money rather than make any hard decisions.

  196. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #2770409, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
    1:24pm · 23 Jul 2018 · Twitter for iPhone

    He is making srr sound sane.

    Yes, because the sane way to deal with these rag-heads is to send them a 40 foot container full of non-sequential C-notes to keep them happy.

  197. Boambee John

    Jupes at 1310

    That first para of the ABC report on the FISA Court document dump is a straight lift from Associated Press.

    Seems Their ABC is correct about their budget, the ABC can no longer afford to employ its own j’ismists, but just regurgitates whatever comes over the wire.

  198. Entropy

    H B Bear
    #2770420, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    Anyone studying j’ism is by definition an idiot. Taking on a heap of debt to fight hundreds of people to earn a pittance in a dying industry. Morons

    Well they could get a whole camera crew just to take their selfies for them.

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    I wanted to change it to Abby Ration.

    There’s a rehash of Mamma Mia! on the flicks right now, which is a real Abba ration.
    Drudge thinks it is a bomb but the results seem pretty good actually.

  200. stackja

    Who decided journalists needed schooling? Once you finished high school then become copyboy and learnt more.

  201. Confused Old Misfit

    feelthebern
    #2770432, posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    This Canadian shooting spree must be fake news.
    Canada has no guns.
    And Canada has no trump.

    No Trump indeed. So Sad.
    But Wait! Justin will heal us!
    And the Lieborals there will enact further regulations to restrict the freedoms of the law abiding.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    The last one was Annie Mation.

    I wanted to change it to Abby Ration.

    Miss R. E. Gutz? They must be.

    Has Barb Dwyer got a run yet?

  203. stackja

    BJ – Once ABC only repeated newspaper stories then created own newsroom. Proving Sinc right.

  204. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He is making srr sound sane.

    monstie prefers the US bends over backwards and takes it like a man.

  205. Dr Faustus

    The Guardian notices the real threat to World Peace:

    President Donald Trump has threatened Iran will “suffer the consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” in a late night tweet all in capital letters that threatened to further imperil relations between the United States and the Iranian government.

    The Twelfth Imam is on his way.
    If only he had used lowercase…

  206. Senile Old Guy

    Mr Turnbull said he thought the “single biggest issue” was the shortage of housing in Tennant Creek.

    How convenient. Now he can solve the problem of kiddy rape by just spending more taxpayer money rather than make any hard decisions.

    And, by coincidence, he went on Sunday when alcohol cannot be sold.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    The Twelfth Imam is on his way.
    If only he had used lowercase…

    OMG!
    He has unleashed … CAPS LOCK!!!

  208. Boambee John

    stackja
    #2770447, posted on July 23, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    BJ – Once ABC only repeated newspaper stories then created own newsroom. Proving Sinc right.

    Now back to Square One, but with a massively increased budget.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    COVFEFE is like covfefe, only louder.

  210. Stimpson J. Cat

    Next on the list.

    Justin Roiland
    Justin Roiland
    @JustinRoiland
    @allendelongpre in many realities, Morty and Rick ARE in a passionate healthy romantic relationship. Maybe we’ll do an episode about it
    10:10 AM · Aug 11, 2015

  211. Mother Lode

    monstie prefers the US bends over backwards and takes it like a man. pyjama-boy

    No other icon quite evokes the feeble yet self-satisfied Obama era.

  212. stackja

    BJ – ABC budget should be cut. Yes!

  213. Tel

    He is making srr sound sane.

    Trump has earned himself a reputation for launching clouds of cruise missiles into the Middle East on a short fuse.

    Make of that what you will… but I might also point out that the ONLY TIME the mainstream media fall over themselves swooning about wonderful President Trump is right after he launches another volley. So if Trump happens to need a distraction right now, he can instantly get his arse kissed by thousands of reporters with just the press of a button. Does make you wonder who is sane, huh?

  214. RobK

    COVFEFE is like covfefe, only louder.
    Not only louder but with conviction, grit and a slight reddening of the face with optional thump on the table.

  215. stackja

    DT knows how to make leftist heads explode.

  216. C.L.

    He is making srr sound sane.

    Uh-huh.

    Iranian Harassment of U.S. Warships:

    2015: 22
    2016: 36
    2017: 14
    2018: 0

    Source: @USNavy

  217. Oh come on

    m0nty

    He is making srr sound sane.

    m0nty! is such a low energy loser.

  218. RobK

    To me, early indications are that Iran wont win a twitter war against Trump.

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