Monday Forum: July 23, 2018

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE WORLD
    Britain waives stance on death penalty to extradite IS jihadis

    The Australian
    6:15AM July 24, 2018

    The UK government has sparked a human rights row after the Home Secretary agreed to extradite two British jihadis to the US without seeking assurance they wouldn’t face the death penalty.

    A leaked letter revealed Sajid Javid was preparing to provide evidence to the US about Islamic State terrorists Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh despite Britain’s long-standing refusal to extradite citizens to countries with the death penalty.

    The men are believed to be members of the notorious ‘Beatles’ squad who brutalised and filmed the executions of western hostage in Syria including that of James Foley, the American journalist who became the first of the hostages to be beheaded on camera.

    US officials believe the execution cell beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and tortured many more.

    Spanish journalist and former hostage Javier Espinosa, told the BBC in 2017 that the group were “thugs with no knowledge of what is religion at all”.

    The most notorious of the Beatles was ‘Jihadi John,’ , real name Mohammed Emwazi, who ‘starred’ in the Islamic State execution videos. Hostages gave the squad the nickname because of their British aceents.

    Mr Javid wrote to US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions last month confirming the UK wouldn’t seek the usual assurances the pair would not face the death penalty. He told the House of Commons he hadn’t sought the usual assurances because it might “get in the way” of putting the men on trial.

    His decision has been attacked by his own side as well as Labour, with the Telegraph UK reporting Downing St saying Britain’s “long-standing position” was to “oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle

    From the Oz.

  2. Farmer Gez

    Tamworth lambs hit 292 dollars a head yesterday.

    And it may get worse. I don’t know about you John, but lambing percentages are low around this area.
    A well known sheep man told me it’s widespread and guys who only left rams in for one cycle have had below 50% strike rate. Lucky wool is good.

  3. stackja

    Victorian men plead guilty over credit card scam in Hobart businesses
    LORETTA LOHBERGER, Mercury
    July 19, 2018 9:17pm
    Subscriber only

    THREE Victorian men and a youth flew to Hobart in May under false names, and used a credit card scam in city shops, a court has heard.

    Two of the men, Deng Daw Lal, 20, of Point Cook, and Deng Deng, 18, of Melton, appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Thursday in relation to their involvement.

    They have each pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining and attempting to obtain goods by false pretences, unlawfully possessing property, and a federal flight offence.

    The court heard Lal, who also pleaded guilty to one count of forgery and one count of uttering, played a more significant role in the scam than Deng.

    The police prosecutor said the group would ask for items in shops, and opt to pay for the items using a credit card.

    The prosecutor said either Lal or the third man charged over the crimes — who is also facing court — would put the card into the EFTPOS machine but not insert the card all the way, which resulted in an error message being shown on the machine.

    She said the two men carried a list of credit card numbers, and one would enter credit card details from that list manually, while the other person distracted the shopkeeper.

    “The shop keeper would believe they were typing in their own card number,” the prosecutor said.

    Defence lawyer Pip Monk said Lal was shown a video that showed how to commit the crimes.

    “That’s not something that these boys have come up with themselves,” Ms Monk said.

    She said Lal was promised a mobile phone for his involvement.

    Ms Monk said neither Lal nor Deng booked the flights.

    She said Lal “got himself deeply into a situation that he entirely regrets”.

    “He wants to go back to his life in Victoria, which was a positive one,” she said.

    Ms Monk said Lal, who has never been involved with the criminal justice system before, played a significant role looking after his two youngest siblings, including picking them up from school and coaching their basketball team.

    Ms Monk said Deng also had good prospects for rehabilitation.

    She said Deng told her he had learnt his lesson, and that he had plans to complete further study.

    Mr Marron said to Deng: “I am prepared to accept that you are not the mastermind behind this … You might be potentially fearful of giving that person up but I don’t see them here supporting you.”

    Mr Marron also questioned how it was that four people could board a domestic flight under false names.

    “It’s a massive hole in our domestic airline system that anybody who books a flight online and checks in online can give that ticket to anyone. There doesn’t appear to be any checks of identity at any of the airport gates,” he said.

    “I don’t know how that’s allowed to continue.”

    The court heard the four flew to Hobart from Melbourne on May 27 and were arrested the following day in Hobart.

    Mr Marron said he wanted to consider his decision. He remanded Lal and Deng in custody to reappear next week.

  4. EvilElvis

    Stormy’s daughter remains her number one priority. She kindly asks for privacy for the sake of her family,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Whoa! Had to do a double take on that one, Calli. I thought it said SHY’s daughter…

    Might be a premonition. 😁

  5. Geriatric Mayfly

    Larry Pickering’s latest ‘toon is a self-portrait that goes with this.

    From Tom’s ‘toon fest. The last paragraph of the “this” link is a cartoon in words itself. For those who might have only looked at the pictorial.

  6. C.L.

    Julie Bishop is on the downward path.TV news shows her … with the back of hair sticking up . Evidently did not look in mirror .

    There’s something about Julia.

  7. Armadillo

    Tamworth lambs hit 292 dollars a head yesterday

    I think those lot were from Bingara, John.

  8. C.L.

    Wow. Just watched that video of birds flying at Mont Saint-Michel.

    Link?

  9. EvilElvis

    Anti-youth crime laws to ban convicted teens

    Hilarious! Do they even teach engrish these days? Obviously not with all the anti youth and convicted teens getting around.

  10. johanna

    My formerly everyone-gets-everything for free medical clinic has just changed to fee paying if you don’t have a concession card. You now have to pay about $35 if you are not on the teat.

    I don’t mind. My doctor, a Seth Efficran with no discernable sense of humour, is boring and thorough to a fault. She reminds me of those American movies about people being transformed by being put into the army. She’s tough.

    While I was waiting, several people came through who just needed prescription renewals, as I did.

    Some of them whizzed through. But, Dr Marguerite insisted that I have an annual blood test, and she will only ring me if there is something amiss.

    It cost me $37.50, and worth every penny.

  11. C.L.

    Lovely. Do they think the ultra-light is one of them?

  12. Geriatric Mayfly

    On bird migration. Once found a banded Little Penguin dead on a beach. Sent band off to designated address, and received back all the details regarding the cadaver itself. Also appended were some unusual recoveries made worldwide. A silver eye which was banded in Tasmania was recovered in Ulladulla NSW. These birds are weighed in grams, so not a bad effort for an A380 prototype.

  13. johanna

    Apparently everything I say is now in moderation.

    If I say, the Rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain, it is hate speech.

    Stopped in its tracks.

    Well done, Rabz and JC, you are now the offiicial censors of this site.

    Look out, Stimpy. You could be next.

  14. stackja

    The big plan to save Sydney from attacks
    ROSE BRENNAN, The Daily Telegraph
    July 24, 2018 6:52am
    Subscriber only

    LORD Mayor Clover Moore will today unveil a plan to make Sydney “resilient” to terrorism, cyberattacks, housing affordability and a financial crisis’ — with one solution to the complex issue being to increase “cohesion and wellbeing”.

    The strategy for “city resilience” has been worked on for two years with the council even appointing a “Chief Resilience Officer” to oversee planning.

    “Every resident and organisation in Sydney has their part to play in making our city more resilient, whether it’s getting to know your neighbours or preparing your own emergency plan,” chief resilience officer Beck Dawson said.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore will join mayors from around Sydney today to launch a new plan that outlines five actions for Sydney to be “resilient”.

  15. John Constantine

    The Merino ram scrotum is a highly complicated biological temperature control device.

    When it fails, due to a run of stinking hot days and nights, the fertility of the sperm in the system cooks off, and it takes a month or more for the beast to come good for breeding again.

    Housing your ram fleet in an air conditioned shearing shed on rations is worth it for the AI programs, but not for paddock joinings.

    My fertility bloke hates long drawn out joinings, but he pushed a long depasturing period this year, based on his readings of the temperatures of the ram dangles.

    Had about four lamb markings as a result, and it makes destocking a nightmare, but welcome to agriculture.

  16. stackja

    Malcolm Turnbull to unleash fraud squad to crack down on criminals rorting the NDIS scheme for cash
    SHARRI MARKSON & SHERADYN HOLDERHEAD, The Daily Telegraph
    July 24, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    A FRAUD squad to crack down on criminals trying to rort the taxpayer-funded National Disability Insurance Scheme for cash will be announced today by the Turnbull government.

    The fraud taskforce, involving the AFP, the Department of Human Services and the National Disability Insurance Agency, will have a team of 100 people working full time to stop criminals from dishonestly ripping off the $8 billion-a-year NDIS scheme, designed to help Australians with a disability.

    The Daily Telegraph understands Middle Eastern gangs will be a particular target of the fraud squad, following revelations some of the financial misconduct and fraud complaints involved operators born in Middle Eastern and African countries.

    The AFP Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Neil Gaughan, said he was “focused on preventing and disrupting large-scale fraud” and wanted to build “a culture of integrity around the NDIS framework as a major social reform for the Australian community”.

  17. C.L.

    Newly-arrived migrants will soon learn how to have sex with Swedish blondes thanks to a new government-funded program.

    I don’t think the beloved Swedish blonde will be around for very much longer.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘A violent, unnecessary, and unconstitutional death’: US cop who shot and killed Justine Damond is sued by her family for $67 million because she will never be able to marry or have children

    Daily Mail.

  19. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe you should do some research on the topic Cactus.
    Try this Twitter:

    An Open Secret
    @AnOpenSecret

  20. stackja

    NSW public school will have pants option for girls
    ROSE BRENNAN, The Daily Telegraph
    16 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    EVERY public school will be forced to offer girls the option of wearing shorts and pants instead of a dress under a statewide overhaul to the government’s uniform policy.

    The new policy also mandates that schools give parents at least three years’ notice before making any significant changes — like adding a blazer — to ensure families are protected against cost rises.

    The Daily Telegraph can today reveal Education Minister Rob Stokes has ripped up the 24-page school uniform policy for primary and secondary public schools and replaced it with a simpler two-page document.

  21. Tel

    Hilarious! Do they even teach engrish these days? Obviously not with all the anti youth and convicted teens getting around.

    Good to see they are passing laws against crime these days. About time someone gave that a try.

  22. calli

    vertical battery cage consumption machine factories,

    Human warehouses.

  23. Farmer Gez

    When it fails, due to a run of stinking hot days and nights, the fertility of the sperm in the system cooks off, and it takes a month or more for the beast to come good for breeding again.

    Glow balls warming.

  24. calli

    On the ultra-lite over Mont StMichel, I noticed that some of the geese felt the pull of the propeller and increased their speed to compensate.

    Did you also notice the piano accordian?

    Oh la la. Those crazy Frenchies. 😀

  25. John Constantine

    Wasn’t long ago that ‘Doomsday Preppers’ were mocked mercilessly.

    Now their Sydney [ poor people stacked in as tight as Chicago poor people are] elites are instructing the proles that:

    “Having a personal emergency plan is our Strength.”

    Stock up on supplies, so when you are home invaded you can pay off the raiders [ so you don’t make them get angry and kill you.]

    Comrades.

  26. stackja

    EvilElvis
    #2770976, posted on July 24, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Anti-youth crime laws to ban convicted teens

    Hilarious! Do they even teach engrish these days? Obviously not with all the anti youth and convicted teens getting around.

    NSW had consorting laws until Frank Walker, no not that one.

  27. Dr Faustus

    A FRAUD squad to crack down on criminals trying to rort the taxpayer-funded National Disability Insurance Scheme for cash will be announced today by the Turnbull government.

    No sentient being could be even mildly surprised when a public scheme designed by socialists, that consists of bins of fast money administered by ‘concierges’, unexpectedly becomes rorted.

    The only surprising thing is that the NDIA didn’t have a criminal detection unit from the get go.

  28. cohenite

    Time to tie the knot! Mexican women marry trees:

  29. stackja

    Dr Faustus
    #2770999, posted on July 24, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Juliar probably needed a diversion. I don’t remember what her problem/s was at the time.

  30. H B Bear

    The NDIS and federal government childcare represent a major threat to the Commodore rebirthing, eccies and backyard tabbouleh industry sectors.

  31. stackja

    The Pulse, SA’s breaking news blog: Three teen girls arrested after allegedly stealing ute, crashing into two police cars
    Updated 2 mins ago
    EDITOR ON DUTY: Benjamin Weir
    29 minutes ago

    B y Elizabeth Henson

    THREE teenage girls have been arrested while a police officer was injured after a stolen car was allegedly used to ram two police vehicles during a pursuit in Adelaide’s northwest.

    Just after 9pm on Monday police were called to an address in Webb Street, Queenstown after reports of a disturbance.

    As police arrived a white Toyota Hilux ute was stolen from the property and crashed into a parked car and police car.

    Police pursed the vehicle along Port Rd where it rammed a second police car at the intersection of Providence Place, leaving the officer with minor injuries.

    Roadspikes were unsuccessfully used to try and stop the car before it turned onto Rosetta St and crashed into a Stobie pole near the intersection of Kingsley Avenue.

  32. Ragu

    whether it’s getting to know your neighbours or preparing your own emergency plan,”

    Err. Ok

    Is the State going to make illegal for me to not invite my neighbours over a bbq while not having a laminated form of a certain size and content in the kitchen telling me how to flee if the attendees and I have a disagreement?

    Forced friendships and paperwork are our strength.

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    #gibsonforguardians

    Just perfect.

  34. johanna

    OWG threatened to blow up the world for months and months, JC rabbits on about the physical attributes of women who would never even look at him.

    No problem with insulting women, but when it comes to men – can’t have that.

  35. stackja

    Zyconoclast
    #2771007, posted on July 24, 2018 at 10:30 am
    Embattled Labor MP Emma Husar charged taxpayers $2000 for limousines to Sydney.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/embattled-labor-mp-emma-husar-charged-taxpayers-2000-for-limousines-to-sydney-functions-20180723-p4zt2w.html

    Who did EH upset?

    Party positions
    President, Penrith Branch (ALP), 2015-.
    Member, NSW ALP Administrative Committee, 2015.
    Member, NSW ALP Education Policy Committee, 2015-16.

    Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
    Advisor, Federal MP, 2015-16.
    Fundraising and events manager.
    Local government service
    Member, Penrith City Council Disability Access Committee.

  36. Zyconoclast

    The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other groups have expressed concern about the fall in the permanent intake, warning that politicians were “playing with fire” with remarks that could undermine confidence in migration.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/scott-morrison-backs-tighter-migration-settings-20180723-p4zt5n.html

  37. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #2771000, posted on July 24, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Time to tie the knot! Mexican women marry trees:

    That’s one way to get a root, I suppose.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC you will love this.

    Crazy Days and Nights

    MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018
    Blind Item #3
    There has been a tiny wave of support for this recently fired director. Apparently the supporters say it is all jokes and he is a nice guy and deserves a second chance. Maybe if they knew he came this close to going down with a someone convicted of producing and distributing child porn. The director was in possession of child porn but the feds decided to not file charges. The investigation into the director was active until as recently as two months ago.

  39. JC

    Stimson

    If that’s a blind item, the dude is really off his head.

  40. calli

    Stick a fork in them, they’re done?

    It’s all about inclusion. *

    * arborist joke

  41. JC

    Stimson

    I’m finding the blog a little boring these days. I only go to the reveals and a really good part of the time, not only would I have no chance of guessing the reveal, I also have never heard of them.

  42. Mother Lode

    LORD Mayor Clover Moore will today unveil a plan to make Sydney “resilient” to terrorism, cyberattacks, housing affordability and a financial crisis’ — with one solution to the complex issue being to increase “cohesion and wellbeing”.

    I love how progressives can’t resist the old-world titles like ‘Lord Mayor’. Like when they become Governor General despite being opposed to the Monarchy.

    Progressives have spent decades dissolving social cohesion. The resilience of a society is based on the connections of respect and trust between its members.

    The progs have deliberately created a society of entitlement – everything they do is about giving people what they deserve without any recognition of how it can be furnished and at what expense. They have discouraged a common culture wherein people are able to orient themselves and trust in others.

    I assume Clover thinks that if she is able to force people into particular interactions this kind of bond will spontaneously coalesce out of nothing.

    They have tried this before and the result is always that the people resist being molded and instead form a separate new culture among themselves to enable them to keep their distance from the elites. The Russian jokes about bread lines, the Venezuelan black market – all serve to enable the people to get around the elites and their absurd strictures.

    The obduracy of extreme hubris that means the elites will never learn from their mistakes. Unfortunately they always make sure that other people pay for the lessons.

  43. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up.

    1970s Jazz Rock Classic

    Constipated Duck (1975) – Jeff Beck (guitar)

  44. stackja

    UPDATE | Prison guard allegedly pregnant to cop killer inmate
    23/07/2018
    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.

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    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.

    Constable Glenn McEnallay

    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.

    Click PLAY below for the full story

    UPDATE
    Corrections Minister David Elliott will reportedly fly to Kempsey to visit the prison following the shocking allegations.

    Ray Hadley reveals Sione Penisini is being moved to Goulburn Super Max jail.

    Click PLAY below to hear the update

    UPDATE
    Ray Hadley has been told the female corrections officer was allegedly trafficking drugs, steroids and phones into Kempsey Jail.

    Ray has also been informed she’s now pregnant with Sione Penisini’s child.

    Click PLAY below for the latest update

    Image: Port News

    RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE AUSTRALIA LAW LOCAL NEWS NSW

  45. Roger

    LORD Mayor Clover Moore will today unveil a plan to unscramble an egg.

  46. C.L.

    Jeff Beck – Constipated Duck

    That’s a good description of Beck and his repertoire.

  47. Empire 5:5

    While the lunatic left accuses FOX of being de facto state media, the truth is the Deep State have their own propagandists embedded.

    Bill Sammon runs FOX’s behemoth D.C. bureau operation and is the Vice President of news at FOX. Sammon has come under fire after distraught employees complained that he has interjected his personal politics into FOX’s news content, dictating what stories could be published by the network and on FOX’s website.

    https://truepundit.com/fox-news-goes-full-msm-informs-top-reporters-to-cease-desist-investigations-of-fbi-and-obama-era-corruption/

  48. C.L.

    A FRAUD squad to crack down on criminals trying to rort the taxpayer-funded National Disability Insurance Scheme for cash will be announced today by the Turnbull government.

    The Lumbago Squad.

    It joins the Butt Squad. This was reported in May:

    Government ‘butt-squad’ to chase billions in criminal tobacco fraud.

    [A] new multi-agency Tobacco Taskforce, to be formally announced in the budget on Tuesday, will crack down on criminal gangs and organised crime syndicates which each year, move a staggering amount of [cigarettes] beyond the taxman’s reach in the black economy.

    To be led by the Australian Border Force, the Tobacco Taskforce’s operating brief will be to enforce the toughened laws and to “dismantle illicit tobacco supply chains”.

    Australia: the world’s stupidest country.

  49. So when do we get federal anti-racketeering laws?

    Much needed.
    Potential targets: VICPOL, wind merchants, SA premiers, CFMEU, ABC, AWU, Trumble, Shortening, climate scaremeisters …

    Feel free to update the list.

    a racket is a criminal act in which the perpetrator or perpetrators offer a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a nonexistent problem, a service that will not be put into effect, or a service that would not exist without the racket. Conducting a racket is racketeering

  50. Rae

    OWG threatened to blow up the world for months and months, JC rabbits on about the physical attributes of women who would never even look at him.

    No problem with insulting women, but when it comes to men – can’t have that.

    Well said.

  51. JC

    Wow. Went up thread and I see someone left hell’s trap door ajar. Good one

    The sea is very angry today, my friends.

    Just to clarify the slander. I have never conversed with the blog owner about this angrier version of Sarah Orca nor anyone else I’m accused of talking to. Zero. Having said that, I agree on the moderation/booting decision. Well overdue.

    Very few people ever get booted from this site. If you are, you have to wonder about yourself. Enough of this now.. I’m busy reading 1010 Stack’s news update. I giving him 22 minutes and he gives me the world.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    Holy sh$t they are going after Tom Hanks.
    What a f$cking cesspool is Hollywood.

    Shoes and more shoes.

  53. H B Bear

    Embattled Labor MP Emma Husar charged taxpayers $2000 for limousines to Sydney.

    What hardworking, single mother hasn’t?

  54. C.L.

    In today’s Daily Mail …
    Karl Stefanovic is now being dressed by his wife.
    The report says it’s a “hipster suit.”

  55. JC

    Bruce

    I read the review when it came out. Let me change that. I read some of it, then got bored.

    I don’t see how that review could possibly trigger so many people.

  56. Rae

    Embattled Labor MP Emma Husar charged taxpayers $2000 for limousines to Sydney.

    Husar is expendable. She likely soon to go the way of Reba Meagher.

  57. C.L.

    I see Trump tweet-bashed the Washington Post overnight.
    LOL.

  58. stackja

    Texting, always texting. Searchin’ I’m always searchin’.

  59. C.L.

    Karl Stefanovic is now being dressed by his wife.

    Girlfriend, sorry.

  60. Mother Lode

    That’s one way to get a root, I suppose.

    She likes a bit of morning wood.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mitchell Toy: Twenty years since Australia’s waterfront fight
    Mitchell Toy, Herald Sun
    July 24, 2018 5:00am
    Subscriber only

    JUST after 11pm on a crisp night in 1998, vans and dinghies converged on Australian ports.

    As dock workers were completing their shifts, some high above the ground in waterside cranes, dozens of security guards systematically closed the workplace down.

    Some workers reported guards dressed in black wearing balaclavas and many saw rottweilers and German Shepherds.

    Soon it became clear what was happening.

    Patrick Stevedores, under chief Chris Corrigan, had set into action the boldest workplace upheaval in living memory — 1400 workers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia, were sacked.

    Time flies.

  62. H B Bear

    Chris Corrigan is an Australian hero.

  63. Geriatric Mayfly

    Patrick Stevedores, under chief Chris Corrigan, had set into action the boldest workplace upheaval in living memory — 1400 workers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia, were sacked.

    Indelible memories too. The much oppressed dock workers could not shift more than 18 containers an hour. Anything above that would cripple them for life. Worlds’ best practice at the time was about 30+ an hour. Corrigan and Reith eventually stirred the lazy feather-bedded bastards here to about 27.

  64. JC

    I see Trump tweet-bashed the Washington Post overnight.
    LOL.

    These

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    12h12 hours ago

    ….In my opinion the Washington Post is nothing more than an expensive (the paper loses a fortune) lobbyist for Amazon. Is it used as protection against antitrust claims which many feel should be brought?
    30,215 replies 15,208 retweets 65,564 likes
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    12h12 hours ago

    The Amazon Washington Post has gone crazy against me ever since they lost the Internet Tax Case in the U.S. Supreme Court two months ago. Next up is the U.S. Post Office which they use, at a fraction of real cost, as their “delivery boy” for a BIG percentage of their packages….
    17,104 replies 16,567 retweets 66,569 likes

    Don’t get me wrong, but I think he’s being a little unfair on Bezos. I don’t get the impression that he’s interfering with the editorial policy. WaPo has been a crazy leftist asylum for a long time.

    Also, I think he’s too tough with Bezoz and Amazon. Logistics companies often loss lead on routes and the Post Office is treating Amazon deliveries in a similar fashion to how utilities produce baseload.

    Here’s the thing about Amazon. It’s a truly incredible story.

    I recall the market, circa 2005ish, was completely and absolutely ruled by retail stocks. The fate of hot growth companies like True Religion and Abercrombie and Fitch made the market. People would readily and proudly profess the US was a retail nation, citing the fact that 70% of our GDP was derived, more or less, from consumer spending.

    Back in those days, Amazon was only doing $1-2 billion in sales per quarter, a very anemic number when considering they do upwards of $50 billion per quarter now.

    The malls were brimming with people and the lines were always long. There was a certain energy you could feel when in a certain store, in a certain locale, and it made you buy the stock. I recall making a small fortune based off some decent experiences inside Sears back in the days. Now the place is a cemetery.

    The kids these days will never know what it’s like to be a mall-fag — gallivanting to and fro in order to cash in coupons and beat the weekend crowd. Those parking lots were hard to navigate and spots near the doors were almost impossible to grab.

    How about this for a sad stat.

    Back in 2005, Macy’s did roughly 4x the revenues of Amazon, at around $5-6 billion per quarter. Today, Amazon does 10x the revenues of Macy’s, who unbelievably, still does $5 billion per quarter.

    The mall will never be the same. Sad, believe me.

  65. Stimpson J. Cat

    David Hogg
    @davidhogg111
    To US President Trump: 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!
    1:48 AM · Jul 24, 2018

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Worlds’ best practice at the time was about 30+ an hour. Corrigan and Reith eventually stirred the lazy feather-bedded bastards here to about 27

    IIRC, Singapore and Rotterdam were worlds best, at 30 containers an hour.

  67. stackja

    Amazon is a parrot, typically green, found in Central and South America.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    Karl Stefanovic is now being dressed by his wife.

    I knew he was getting help from somewhere.
    The lace up shoes were a dead giveaway.

  69. John Constantine

    Wouldn’t touch fatfish meself, but here is their cryptomining announcement.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180724/pdf/43wqqkf4svn208.pdf

    The worlds cheapest electricity is used to run the blockchain, wherever they find it.

    Australia, pricing our electricity so high we cannot process our own blockchain ledger transactions any more is our Strength.

    Let’s go digital currency, all processed through Khazakstan.

    Comrades.

  70. H B Bear

    Karl Stefanovic personifies the commercial TV industry.

  71. zyconoclast

    In today’s Daily Mail …
    Karl Stefanovic is now being dressed by his wife.
    The report says it’s a “hipster suit.”

    Is his wife the one wearing the hat?

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    So rorting the taxpayer is now ok as long as you are a mediocre Labor politician and a single mother…

    “Labor MP Mike Kelly has defended his colleague Emma Husar amid allegations of bullying and misuse of her staff, arguing taxpayer-funded babysitting is a “small price to pay” for “facilitating the ability of women to participate in our parliament”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-defence-of-emma-husar-babysitting-small-price-to-pay/news-story/142b9cba451694f13b12fb03f472c844

    Frigging unbelievable…..or perhaps very believable….Australia in 2018

  73. struth

    Good moaning in some parts still.

    Is our lovely blonde Canadian Lass going to pay the Vic Police?
    The correct response would be to laugh at them.

  74. Ragu

    Fun fact.

    The most profitable empire was the Danes

  75. JC

    The messaging is really sophisticated too.

    So rorting the taxpayer is now ok as long as you are a mediocre Labor politician and a single mother…

    “Labor MP Mike Kelly has defended his colleague Emma Husar amid allegations of bullying and misuse of her staff, arguing taxpayer-funded babysitting is a “small price to pay” for “facilitating the ability of women to participate in our parliament”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-defence-of-emma-husar-babysitting-small-price-to-pay/news-story/142b9cba451694f13b12fb03f472c844

    Frigging unbelievable…..or perhaps very believable….Australia in 2018

    I think Kelly is a former military guy, so they think it goes well with Kelly defending the little lady is distress.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Labor MP Mike Kelly has defended his colleague Emma Husar amid allegations of bullying and misuse of her staff, arguing taxpayer-funded babysitting is a “small price to pay” for “facilitating the ability of women to participate in our parliament”

    Interesting piece of logic, from someone who was an Army lawyer, before entering Parliament.

  77. C.L.

    Can anyone tell me what award Richard Harris will recieve this afternoon?
    $1 billion a year isn’t enough for the ABC to find out, apparently.

  78. rickw

    “Every resident and organisation in Sydney has their part to play in making our city more resilient, whether it’s getting to know your neighbours or preparing your own emergency plan,” chief resilience officer Beck Dawson said.

    What if my resilience plan has at it’s centre an AR-15, 20 off 30 round mags, and a thousand rounds of ammo? After this, everything else pretty much takes care of itself.

  79. JC

    What if my resilience plan has at it’s centre an AR-15, 20 off 30 round mags, and a thousand rounds of ammo? After this, everything else pretty much takes care of itself.

    In that case it’s probably not a good idea to head off to the casino and ask for a room looking over a busy square.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    WTF does a Chief Resilience Officer actually do?
    Apart from sitting in meetings with people who have real jobs, derailing real work with a series of “I have concerns” and “is it sustainable?” and “does it meet ALL stakeholders aspirations?”
    Fucking wankers.

  81. C.L.

    WTF does a Chief Resilience Officer actually do?

    Her job is to say “chin up” to as many people as possible after a disaster.

  82. cohenite

    Is our lovely blonde Canadian Lass going to pay the Vic Police?
    The correct response would be to laugh at them.

    The wallopers can charge for extra duties such as policing events. But Bolt raised an interesting point. The protest itself was an event which had been arranged. So, the bill should be sent to the protest organisers.

    Alternatively, if Miss Lauren wanted to contest the bill she could join the protestors as co-defendants.

  83. zyconoclast

    Can anyone tell me what award Richard Harris will recieve this afternoon?
    $1 billion a year isn’t enough for the ABC to find out, apparently.

    This?

  84. struth

    The wallopers can charge for extra duties such as policing events.

    Tell them thanks but no thanks.
    We’ll get our own security.
    But we will be ringing you when a violent crime, property destruction, or unauthorised entry into a premises occurs, as you require.

  85. C.L.

    Even Government House doesn’t name what award Harris will receive:

    http://www.gg.gov.au/media-release/media-advisory-australia-salutes-thai-cave-rescuers

    Is it a surprise party or something?

  86. Baldrick

    zyco, a NSFW tag would be helpful.

  87. calli

    In today’s Daily Mail …
    Karl Stefanovic is now being dressed by his wife.
    The report says it’s a “hipster suit.”

    He wore it better.

  88. Baldrick

    Even Government House doesn’t name what award Harris will receive:

    I think it’s supposed to be a surprise.

  89. Ragu

    What if my resilience plan has at it’s centre an AR-15, 20 off 30 round mags, and a thousand rounds of ammo? After this, everything else pretty much takes care of itself.

    No no no comrade.

    Hugs cure everything.
    Wanna come around for a bbq and hug out your hate? Before we leave, we will need our legislated documents of inclusivity.

    I know these are just jokes, because isnt satire yet.

  90. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2771073, posted on July 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Sad … but the photographic evidence is pretty conclusive:

    Was Hillary wearing ‘Life Alert’ emergency device during NYC appearance?

    One of the advertising catch-cries for Life Alert is “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
    Indeed.

  91. JC

    “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

    Have you seen the ad? I think it was around on US cable in the 90s.

  92. LORD Mayor Clover Moore will today unveil a plan to make Sydney “resilient” to terrorism, cyberattacks, housing affordability and a financial crisis’ — with one solution to the complex issue being to increase “cohesion and wellbeing”.

    WTF have terrorism, cyberattacks, housing affordability or a financial crisis got to do with local government?
    Who the fuck do these totalitarian elite wankeraati think they are?

    Pick up the bloody rubbish and shove it in your big, horse-face grimmacing anti-Semitic gob you demented rotting insipid Green spiv and stay out of everything else you fascist prig.

    “Cohesion and wellbeing” ooohh how bloody brilliant! Lost your job because the economy has been crushed by the World’s highest power prices? Here, have some “cohesion” and a hug to make you feel better.

    Can’t afford a house because the place is being flooded with immigrants? Well, it’s complex but let’s have a cohesive street part of inclusivenessitititity and diversititititity…ness where we can all greet each other with a “Be well Mohammed” and a “Be well Chung Ki”.

    Installed some malware while downloading torrents of the latest Marvel movies? Never mind, go have a cup of tea with the neighbour in the dogbox next to yours who you have never spoken to, largely because they can’t converse in English.

    Feeling less resilient because your face was burnt off by a terrorist bomb? Not to worry there’s a community BBQ down in Lakemba next weekend sponsored by local government, no BYO booze or pork please!

    That there are people stupid enough to elect these fuckwads into power is almost as depressing as the fact that we are paying them vast amounts of taxpayers money, for life, to be this utterly stupid and on top of that is the fact that all these issues (housing prices, terrorism, financial crisis) are brought about by the very policies these putrid Progtards have promoted and praised from their pulpits.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    Even Government House doesn’t name what award Harris will receive:

    Hopefully it isn’t some award which has been demeaned and devalued, like an Order of Australia.

  94. Geriatric Mayfly

    One of the advertising catch-cries for Life Alert is “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
    Indeed.

    By this time, I think Bill wold have one of those as well. STD’s do that.

  95. Baldrick

    Hopefully it isn’t some award which has been demeaned and devalued, like an Order of Australia.

    Most likely it will be the Cross of Valour, who have some worthy (all male) recipients.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Have you seen the ad? I think it was around on US cable in the 90s.

    No.
    It was referred to at the link.
    What a fabulous metaphor for her political career.

  97. Rae

    Patrick Stevedores, under chief Chris Corrigan, had set into action the boldest workplace upheaval in living memory — 1400 workers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia, were sacked.

    1998 Australian waterfront dispute

    The Australian waterfront dispute of 1998 was an event in Australian industrial relations history, in which the Patrick Corporation undertook a restructuring of their operations for the purpose dismissing their workforce. The restructuring by Patrick Corporation was later ruled illegal by Australian courts. The dispute involved Patrick Corporation terminating the employment of its workforce and locking the workers out of the workplace after the restructuring had taken place, with many of these workers members of the dominant Maritime Union of Australia. The resulting dismissal and locking out of their unionised workforce was supported and backed by the then Australian Liberal/National Coalition Government.

    Resolution of the Dispute

    The MUA and Patrick negotiated a new work agreement, which was adopted by the company and workers in June 1998. The agreement specified a near-halving of the permanent workforce through voluntary redundancies, the casualisation and contracting out of some jobs, smaller work crews, longer regular hours, company control over rostering, and productivity bonuses for faster loading. While the union retained the ability to represent maritime workers, the company achieved significant changes to work practices as it desired.
    The non-union workers who had been employed to break the union were dumped by their employer at the conclusion of the dispute. Many workers from the non-union group claimed they were still owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, and successfully sought payment of the unpaid wages through the courts. In contrast, the Fynwest employees, who were on an annual salary of around A$120,000, were awarded bonuses and commissions worth around $50,000 each on cancellation of their contracts.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    LORD Mayor Clover Moore will today unveil a plan to make Sydney “resilient” to terrorism, cyberattacks, housing affordability and a financial crisis’ — with one solution to the complex issue being to increase “cohesion and wellbeing”.

    The same Clover Moore, who said that the Lindt Cafe siege wasn’t a terrorist event, because she didn’t want “our multicultural, harmonious society to be divided?”

  99. dopey

    Clover Moore will today ‘unveil’ a plan….mmm

  100. Rae

    “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

    Have you seen the ad? I think it was around on US cable in the 90s.

    I reckon quite a few of you old people here are falls risks. Do you wear your Life Alert inside or outside your shirt?

  101. calli

    Mr Rusty
    #2771086, posted on July 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Perfect.

  102. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2771089, posted on July 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Here’s one version. It was really bad and a running joke across the country. Get a load of the dolly Parton wig.

    Gold!
    Was there ever a character who said …”I’ve lost an election, drunk three bottles of Chardy and I can’t get up“?

  103. max

    Excellent post, Mr Rusty !

  104. calli

    Good stuff Arky. It’s coming along well.

    Love the measuring technique. Just like my old Dad’s. I still love watching him make stuff, a true craftsman.

  105. calli

    The funniest thing about election night was the cancelled fireworks.

    They were sooooo sure.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    Googlery has a Life Alert for Mummy …
    “I’ve fallen and someone has taken my skin.”

  107. Zyconoclast

    Baldrick
    #2771079, posted on July 24, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Sorry. Normally I do… 😐

  108. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2771105, posted on July 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    The funniest thing about election night was the cancelled fireworks.

    They were sooooo sure.

    Memorable day.
    When IT got on the Trump-train after polls closed, I knew it was in the bag.
    I still watch those videos where the MSM and Illary fans do the accelerated Kubler-Ross grief cycle three times in two hours.

  109. C.L.

    Pick up the bloody rubbish and shove it in your big, horse-face grimmacing anti-Semitic gob you demented rotting insipid Green spiv and stay out of everything else you fascist prig.

    I’m getting the impression Rusty doesn’t care for Clover.

  110. Rae

    DG. Door pillars.

    From 1 min 49 secs on I was expecting Kate Winslets hand to grab the inside of the door window.

  111. Cactus

    Maybe you should do some research on the topic Cactus.
    Try this Twitter:

    An Open Secret
    @AnOpenSecret

    Simpson J Cat – simple question seeking a simple answer. Do I want to Google that or would I prefer not to. I.e. presumably you have looked at it. Would you rather you didn’t. I have a strong stomach for certain things, but not what this involves. Should I just take your word that he is a bad dude and leave it at that?

  112. GoTiges

    Door pillars.

    “Suicide doors, they’ll hang themselves”

    Nice work with the tools, but you desperately need better jokes.

  113. Elle

    It seems that blokes here can comment endlessly about the physical attributes of women, but the reverse attracts fury and rage.

    Blokes (including the ever charming JC) constantly comment on the physical attributes of women. JC has called me ugly and fat and unattractive numerous times (having never met me.)

    Made me laugh out loud. People at work asking me what’s so funny. You’re a hoot, Johanna. There is some truth in what you say about ugly dudes (not referring to your enemy here) calling out women for not being aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

    Speaking of aesthetics when it comes to blokes, leftists are always ugly, no matter what they look like. And if they wear a red bandana they are especially ugly.

  114. C.L.

    Speaking of Chris Corrigan and awards, he deserves at least a Bravery Medal for what he did.
    That’s not hyperbole. At least a BM.
    Very interesting – in 2018 – to remember those times.
    Does anybody seriously believe a Liberal government would back Corrigan and send in the dogs today? I just read the NSW Liberals have folded over the Twittrage du jour, announcing that they too will now ban schools from demanding girls wear skirts.

  115. Farmer Gez

    Let’s hope the mad Mullahs in Iran carry out their threat to block the Straits of Hormuz.
    The reply from Trump would see Iran’s military wiped out before they fire a shot.
    Trump’s goading the crazy clerics and hoping for a fight.

  116. Leigh Lowe

    Trump’s goading the crazy clerics and hoping for a fight.

    I think he is goading them and hog-tying them with sanctions, hoping for an implosion from within.

  117. calli

    But borderline anarcho-capitalists who wear red bandanas are invariably charming.

    And modest. 🙃

  118. John Constantine

    After the docks dispute, mcgauchies career went to places, like running Telstra and the reserve bank, that I still can’t believe.

    A true cookie cut out from Pierpont’s Blue Sky Mining.

    The ‘boys from the bush’ were hung out to dry on the barb wire, while mcgauchie got inside the ‘tent where good things happen’.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  119. Shy Ted

    Britain waives stance on death penalty to extradite IS jihadis.

    Trumble keeps trying to getting Neil Prakesh back INTO Australia.

  120. Farmer Gez

    I think he is goading them and hog-tying them with sanctions, hoping for an implosion from within.

    An implosion would only work if the Mullahs can’t deploy the Revolutionary Guards against the people. You’ve got to give the martyrs their wish.

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Trumble keeps trying to getting Neil Prakesh back INTO Australia.

    God knows why, Prakesh is looking at twenty five years to life in a Turkish prison, where, if he’s extradited to Australia, he’ll draw early release and the DSP.

  122. Farmer Gez

    The ‘boys from the bush’ were hung out to dry on the barb wire, while mcgauchie got inside the ‘tent where good things happen’.

    Very much +1

  123. Pedro the Ignorant

    Weapons grade invective from Mr Rusty.

    Well played, Sir.

  124. hzhousewife

    The funniest thing about election night was the cancelled fireworks.

    They were sooooo sure.

    And the unfunniest thing was Trunchbull signing the Paris Agreement, thinking all the time that it would please his new master, Hilary. It was pretty funny too, that they couldn’t find a phone number for Trump.

  125. C.L.

    the Revolutionary Guards

    Bunch of pansies.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2771126, posted on July 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Trumble keeps trying to getting Neil Prakesh back INTO Australia.

    God knows why, Prakesh is looking at twenty five years to life in a Turkish prison, where, if he’s extradited to Australia, he’ll draw early release and the DSP.

    Exactly right.
    Trumble will run his ‘tough on terrorism’ election campaign, whilst Prakesh will get 5-10, knocked back to 18 months on appeal and will be out on the streets, at best spongeing off the taxpayer or at worst keeping the Chief resilience officer in a job.
    Meanwhile, Trumble will be having a Prosecco on the portico in Point Pahper with the poisonous bride behind their 12 foot high gates.

  127. Farmer Gez

    the Revolutionary Guards

    Bunch of pansies.

    Not to be underrated as excellent fertilizing mulch.

  128. Top Ender

    Can anyone tell me what award Richard Harris will recieve this afternoon?

    Hopefully some sort of prize for his performance of the song MacArthur Park

  129. Leigh Lowe

    An implosion would only work if the Mullahs can’t deploy the Revolutionary Guards against the people. You’ve got to give the martyrs their wish.

    Not suggesting Trump may not deploy a bit of aerial distraction if the Iranians turn on their own – but no boots on the ground.
    That phrase “Revolutionary Guard” reminded me.
    Remember in Gulf War I, where the MSM were solemnly warning us all that the Marines would be no match for Saddam’s “elite Republican Guard” who had been “battle-hardened by ten years of war against Iran“.
    Prepare for tons of body bags, folks.
    How did that work out?

  130. Gilas

    Mr Rusty
    #2771086, posted on July 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    You’re being very measured, I’m impressed!!

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IMMIGRATION
    Bill Shorten accuses Peter Dutton of ‘trying to goad’ people smugglers

    The Australian
    1:07PM July 24, 2018
    Rachel Baxendale
    Reporter
    Canberra
    @rachelbaxendale

    Bill Shorten has accused the Turnbull government of “trying to goad” people smugglers by suggesting that boat arrivals would restart under Labor.

    The Labor leader made the comments after Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton revealed more than 600 people smugglers had been arrested trying to bring thousands of people into Australia since Operation Sovereign Borders came into effect in 2013.

    “I think that the government is trying to goad the people smugglers and goad the boats,” Mr Shorten told a press conference as he campaigned in the northwest Tasmanian seat of Braddon ahead of the by-election there on Saturday.

    “You almost get a sense they miss them. That’s the only issue they can talk about in

    the by-elections.

    “The fact of the matter is that the people smugglers will not get back into business regardless of who is the government of Australia.”
    Mr Shorten said Labor was just as committed as the government to stopping the boats.

    “What we don’t accept of course is that people have had to be kept in indefinite detention for the last five years.

    “We certainly support the resettlement of some of these people in America. We think there is more that can be done to move these people on to other countries.

    From the Oz.

  132. Elle

    Calli, your pic is famously awesome! 🙃

  133. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The reply from Trump would see Iran’s military wiped out before they fire a shot.
    Trump’s goading the crazy clerics and hoping for a fight.

    We could then add Iran to the list of wars the US hasn’t won and which have then made the world infinitely more dangerous.

    FFS anyone wishing for war with Iran must have leftist child’s grasp of history and never ever looked at a map… But if the goal is to create an Iranian/Russian/Chinese Axis, then go right ahead.

    Reminder: We are in year 17 of the failed Afghan campaign.

  134. Dr Faustus

    The wheels are falling briskly off My Health Record.

    My Health Record is scrambling to put tough new restrictions on mobile phone apps that use its sensitive patient data, including an option to cancel if the companies damage the system’s reputation.

    A Digital Heralth Agency spokesperson said My Health Record had “the highest level of security and meets the strictest cyber security standards”.

    Cats can be assured that every variety of scamster will have access to their My Health Record.
    Opt out now, while the going is good.

  135. calli

    And it really confuses and annoys Lefties.

    Can’t imagine why.

  136. C.L.

    Remember in Gulf War I, where the MSM were solemnly warning us all that the Marines would be no match for Saddam’s “elite Republican Guard” who had been “battle-hardened by ten years of war against Iran“.

    Indeed I do.
    I also remember that famous elite retreat.

  137. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just snuck an order through via Amazon to be delivered to a friend, on a short stay in California. I notice a total of $US 13.87 sales tax, which I imagine is a Californian impost. If some impoverished Mexican gets 13.87 to scrape a turd off a San Francisco footpath, I will not begrudge the levy.

  138. calli

    The wheels are falling briskly off My Health Record.

    Had a conversation with a woman who has worked in the health sector for many years. Apparently they have been throwing our money at this stupid digitised health record crap for ages. They seem to think that more money equals a better outcome. (Naturally, if it’s OPM, it doesn’t matter).

    She is opting out. The only benefit she sees is if you’re far from home (say on hols) with no ID and unable to communicate they’ll know what drugs to pump into you.

    When the inevitable hack comes, more money will be chucked its way via “reviews” and “conferences” and “panels”. All at the expense of the areas where money is desperately needed.

  139. Elle

    Not all of Johanna’s post attached above. It was the “striped pants and small balls” that made me lol 😂

  140. Makka

    We could then add Iran to the list of wars the US hasn’t won and which have then made the world infinitely more dangerous.

    The main obstacle between the mullah’s and the people , who appear to now want to take back their country, is the Republican Guard. If the US can find a way to quickly destroy the RG then the people of Iran can do the rest. Another lesser factor are the Euroweenies who want to continue supporting the regime doing their grubby business in Iran defying Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal. At least Putin is starting to tow the line by cooling relations with Iran.

    One thing for sure, I would not like to see Mad Dog off the leash gunning for me.

  141. C.L.

    A Digital Heralth Agency spokesperson said My Health Record had “the highest level of security and meets the strictest cyber security standards”.

    Which means Anthony Weiner is probably already using them for masturbation in his prison cell.

  142. JC

    Lol excellent rant, Rust.

    One question though…

    What’s a progtard?

  143. calli

    I know! I know! Pick me!

    A Progressive retard.

    Unkind, but fair. Sadly they self-identify.

  144. struth

    I know! I know! Pick me!

    A Progressive retard.

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, Calli.

  145. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    If the US can find a way to quickly destroy the RG then the people of Iran can do the rest.

    The quickest way to turn the people back to the mullahs would be US involvement.

    On track record the US should sit out of any Mid East shit for about another two millennium.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    FFS anyone wishing for war with Iran must have leftist child’s grasp of history and never ever looked at a map… But if the goal is to create an Iranian/Russian/Chinese Axis, then go right ahead.

    I don’t think Trump is into that at all.
    No doubt he is trying to remove the desert sand from under the smelly sandals of the mullahs, but he is definitely looking at home-grown action.
    If he clips their wings economically that would be enough.

  147. Mother Lode

    I just read the NSW Liberals have folded over the Twittrage du jour, announcing that they too will now ban schools from demanding girls wear skirts.

    I glanced at the Tele’s front page today – supposedly a lot of high profile people are calling out the NSW g0vernment’s fad for banning things.

    We are being penned in with one ban after another, sinews shriveling and eyes clouding as one by one they reduce us to the amalgam of PC neuroses.

    Underpinning the new surrender cited by CL will be the belief that a school requiring a girl wearing a skirt is traumatic and an unforgivable abridgement of some right.

  148. Makka

    The quickest way to turn the people back to the mullahs would be US involvement.

    No, the people of Iran are over the mullahs. They want them gone by any means. You need to read Pompeo’s speech the Iranian/ American groups. He makes the strategy pretty clear although stopping short of outright military action.

    They could always sub contract the task out to Isra el. Plans are no doubt already being hatched.

  149. Rae

    They could always sub contract the task out to Isra el.

    Iran can hit Israel easily with its missiles at the same time as it blocked the Strait of Hormuz. Then the mullahs would be poking their tongues out at the PGiC and Pompous and Bolton and saying “Come on. Tweet me some more”.

  150. min

    Went to bank today to renegotiate better interest . That accomplished had to sign a form, under the line for signature was another marked Alias. What could I have put there?

  151. JC

    Elle
    #2771116, posted on July 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    It seems that blokes here can comment endlessly about the physical attributes of women, but the reverse attracts fury and rage.

    Blokes (including the ever charming JC) constantly comment on the physical attributes of women. JC has called me ugly and fat and unattractive numerous times (having never met me.)

    Made me laugh out loud. People at work asking me what’s so funny. You’re a hoot, Johanna. There is some truth in what you say about ugly dudes (not referring to your enemy here) calling out women for not being aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

    Speaking of aesthetics when it comes to blokes, leftists are always ugly, no matter what they look like. And if they wear a red bandana they are especially ugly.

    It reminds me of that great Trump/Megyn Kelly tangle.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xpRkPFu63to

  152. H B Bear

    You can smell Peanut Head’s desperation. He can see his life’s work of crawling, sucking, double crossing and sycophancy going up in smoke.

  153. cuckoo

    So Sembata Defa, the individual who assaulted Kate Langbroek, terrorised her children and attempted to batter down her front door will actually do jail time (well, four months). In Victoria, of all places! Oh, and…

    Defa, who came to Australia from Ethiopia in the 1990s, has struggled with homelessness and mental health issues for a long time.

  154. Dr Faustus

    When the inevitable hack comes, more money will be chucked its way via “reviews” and “conferences” and “panels”. All at the expense of the areas where money is desperately needed.

    This is, of course, true.

    As always, I am resigned to the huge, blame-free waste of public resources that always goes with this sort of half arsed ‘initiative’. However (as the owner of a blameless and very uninteresting medical history) my personal concern is identity theft.

    For example, My Health Record will hold my name, DoB, address, Medicare number, next of kin, and contact details – enough information to allow a smart Nigerian to generate/obtain a few secondary ID’s and start to defraud the world in my name.

    Hopefully the unfortunate Greg Hunt is waking up to the career opportunities that will unfold for him as the Minister for Mediscam Blame.

  155. JC

    The quickest way to turn the people back to the mullahs would be US involvement.

    On track record the US should sit out of any Mid East shit for about another two millennium.

    Yea but over 50% of the worlds oil supply comes through the straits.

    I’m sorry but the world’s super power has an interest in seeing those crazy fucks don’t mess with that. It’s also important to see the suuni oil wells aren’t blown up.

    It’s not as easy as you think.

  156. .

    This stuff is gold.

    Some hilarity:

    “The first hundred years are the hardest!”

  157. Boambee John

    Mother Lode at 1437

    Underpinning the new surrender cited by CL will be the belief that a school requiring a girl wearing a skirt is traumatic and an unforgivable abridgement of some right.

    What will the “authorities” do to those girls who choose to wear a dress or skirt? Nothing nice, I suspect.

  158. stackja

    Construction worker hits high-voltage cable, takes out 13,600 properties
    Heath Parkes-Hupton, Blacktown Advocate
    July 24, 2018 12:38pm
    Subscriber only

    A MAN was flown to hospital in a serious condition after he struck a high-voltage cable with a jackhammer at a construction site in Bidwill today — with the incident leaving 13,600 homes and businesses without power.

    It’s believed the construction worker, said to be in his 30s, hit the 11,000 voltage cable while jackhammering at the site on Popondetta Rd, Bidwill near Bennett Grove about 11am.

  159. Frank

    A Digital Heralth Agency spokesperson said My Health Record had “the highest level of security and meets the strictest cyber security standards”

    Use of the word cyber indicates that we should be worried. We are dealing with people two decades behind the times.

    Vague memories of K Rudd’s laptops that were going to provide the digital toolbox for the future for your kids.

  160. stackja

    Readers overwhelmingly in favour of girls wearing pants to school
    The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    MORE than a thousand people have voted in favour of girls being given the option of wearing pants to school, or making uniforms gender neutral.

    Two Daily Telegraph polls showed overwhelming support for the cause with 74 per cent of voters clicking yes to allowing girls to wear pants and 70 per cent in favour of making school uniforms neutral for boys and girls.

  161. calli

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, Calli.

    et tu, struth?

    *sob*

    😄

  162. JC

    Here’s the thing. If the straits were ever blocked, oil would go to 500 bucks a barrel.

    It’s the reason I support EVs unless we could turn Mid East oil as marginal supply.

    There’s something I read in the past few days suggesting it could head to 400 bucks a barrel because of some regulatory changes to diesel production. I’ll try find it later and link to the piece. I don’t think it’s right, but worth a read all the same.

  163. calli

    Iran can’t supply clean drinking water for its people yet is threatening the US. Oh, and Israel, who have offered them assistance with water technologies to get them out of their thirsty predicament.

    Half-wits.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2771176, posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Iran can’t supply clean drinking water for its people yet is threatening the US. Oh, and Israel, who have offered them assistance with water technologies to get them out of their thirsty predicament.

    Half-wits.

    Not so fast.
    Those sneaky Chews have been using Chewish spells to divert the rainclouds away from Iran.
    Not sure why Allah (pbuh) cannot overcome the Chewish black-magic.

  165. Mark from Melbourne

    The wheels are falling briskly off My Health Record.

    With good reason.

    Even if it were a great idea, the implementation is absolutely shit. For starters,, they are using both a relational database AND mongoDB (which is essentially a throwback to a flat file COBOL database, but with the still-sexy “JSON” descriptor).

    This structure means that there is in fact no “central repository” of actual health information ready at the fingertips of any “healthcare professional”. Rather, all the easy stuff (see DrBG above) is handily centralised, whilst the rest can only be located by trawling through record after record of guff. Some will be scans of referrals, some will have been imported from one system or another and everything will be incredibly hard to find and – even worse – in no way verified as being current.

    It is, in short, a technical dog’s breakfast, where the only information which will be easily located is the sort of stuff which can be used for nefarious purposes.

    It gets worse. Someone here a week or so back drafted the boilerplate letter for blackmail on the basis of some recent medical condition which would be embarrassing. Which struck me as more than plausible. However, when I raised this in conversation with someone who might just have a clue, I was laughed at. Why wait for an actual condition he asked, when you can create one on the database and then use that wholly fictitious issue for blackmail?

    Is it any wonder that Public Servants in “probity-sensitive” positions are being automatically opted OUT by at least one department I’m aware of?

  166. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    No, the people of Iran are over the mullahs. They want them gone by any means

    Yes! The Iranian people will greet American forces in the streets with candy and flowers!… where have I heard that recently?

    My God. To forget history this quickly takes a type of stupidity I did not know was possible.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE NATION
    Thai cave rescue: Australian divers honoured with bravery awards

    The Australian
    2:50PM July 24, 2018

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    Canberra
    @gregbrown_TheOz

    Australian divers who helped save 12 children and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand have been honoured with awards of bravery at Government House in Canberra.

    Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony in Canberra this afternoon where nine Australians were awarded with an Order of Australia for their role in the Tham Luang cave rescue.

    Two divers — anaesthetist Richard Harris and vet Craig Challen — were singled out for the Star of Courage medal for “their unique role in the rescue mission”.

    Seven divers from the Australian Federal Police — Troy Either, Robert James, Kelly Boers, Benjamin Cox, Matthew Fitzgerald, Justin Bateman and Chris Markcrow — were given the bravery medal.

    Sir Peter said the divers showed selflessness and courage in their mission, which are “Australian values and human qualities we cherish”.

    Breaking news.

  168. JC

    Calli

    That’s true about the mullahs. However starving people to death or in Iran’s case dying of thirst doesn’t hinder loons from developing bad weapons.

    There’s a choke point in that region and it’s basically the Saudi wells. The US has no choice but to hang around there.

  169. Makka

    Yes! The Iranian people will greet American forces in the streets with candy and flowers!… where have I heard that recently?

    FMD you are such a bedwetter. There won’t be any US troops on the ground in Iran. Ever. The change will be accomplished by other means.

  170. Mark from Melbourne

    On the subject of inane Government systems…

    My 87yo Mum received a call to Jury Duty today.

    Now, it was easy enough to get her permanently excused online… all I had to supply was her Juror number from the form and her date of birth.

    So some drongo decided it was a great idea to call someone they knew to be 87 and rising to jury duty. Really?

  171. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    FMD you are such a bedwetter. There won’t be any US troops on the ground in Iran. Ever. The change will be accomplished by other means.

    What other means? Bit of light carpet bombing of Tehran’s suburbs? Midnight tweeting? A UN resolution?

  172. John Constantine

    When the time came, people figured out how to get the tight oil and gas from the shales.

    (Except Australia.)

    North America has trillions of barrels of heavy tar bitumen sour crude. Once that is unlocked, the ball game changes.

  173. Makka

    Here’s the thing. If the straits were ever blocked, oil would go to 500 bucks a barrel.

    Bear in mind that the Saudis have done a lot of work over the years to pipe oil production across to the Red Sea for shipment. Iran exports and imports through Hormuz as well. Blocking Hormuz would be extremely difficult these days give the defenses in place and could well be an own goal for Iran.

  174. Rae

    So some drongo decided it was a great idea to call someone they knew to be 87

    How did the drongo know she was 87?

  175. JC

    JC

    And by that time, the world economy is in the toilet. That’s leaving aside the fact that we’re not allowed to frack. I’m not even sure we’re allowed to extract from shale either.

  176. Makka

    IT, read the link I posted and add in some of your famous imagination. You’ll start to get the picture.

  177. Rae

    Iran exports and imports through Hormuz as well. Blocking Hormuz would be extremely difficult these days give the defenses in place and could well be an own goal for Iran.

    India and China (in particular) would be exempted from any Iranian blockade. The US would be unable to prevent them getting their oil. They are Irans biggest oil customers.

  178. Tailgunner

    Monty – get in here pronto and tell us if Hillarious is going to go against the God Emperor again in 2020. The Cat punters need to know this!

  179. C.L.

    Harris and Challen given Stars of Courage (second highest).
    Seems the top award is being kept for police, which is odd for the top civilian bravery award.

  180. Mark from Melbourne

    How did the drongo know she was 87?

    Learn to read. Her DoB was a validator. Hence they must have known that.

    (Slaps self for responding to troll)

  181. Tailgunner

    Stimpson – Tom Hanks too? Sheesh, this #pizzagate thing is just a steamroller going through Hillary’s Hollywood!
    Good reportage, keep it up!

  182. .

    Read that article C.L. posted.

    They (WA Pol.) actually fined a woman pushing a pram for using a mobile phone at the same time, but withdrew the ticket after they were taken to court.*

    *(“We reviewed the legislation.” Now why would they do that otherwise?)

    Australia: Not a real country.

  183. testpattern

    ‘Bill Shorten accuses Peter Dutton of ‘trying to goad’ people smugglers’

    Von Duttonberg is a lying gobshite.

    Von D: 33 turnbacks

    Most enroute to NZ

    Von D: 600 ppl smugglers arrested

    Bs. Same guys arrested and released repeatedly. OSB returns ppl smugglers and refs together without telling Jakarta. They get to the beach and disappear. ‘Til dogwhistled for the nxt elections.

    Von D: 14000 refs in Indon

    Last year UNHCR could only resettle 322 rather than the usual 800 because the US and Aust reduced quotas. At that rate it will take 40 years to clear the backlog. Another 40 years of ‘legacy’. Another 40 years of costly OSB. Another 40 years of manufactured fear come elections. Another 40 years of Jakarta owning leverage.

    Even defence analysts like Hugh White are now openly admitting we need Indonesia more than they need us. How could this have turned around in just 19 years since their debacle in Timor? Boats, that’s how. ALP and Lib are both complicit in handing Jakarta the advantage. Analysts like White can write all they want but don’t expect Rudd, Gillard Abbott and Turnbull to ever admit their culpability.

  184. Cyclist hit with $400 fine for talking on mobile phone while riding bike.

    also applies to horse riders and mobility scooters
    and when on footpaths

    I wonder what the man from Snowy River would say about that.

    FMS

    The uprising can’t be too far away.

  185. Elle

    JC, thanks for the link. Megyn Kelly is a looker. She was drowned out by Trump supporters. Rosie O’Donnell has a massive mouth on her and deserved the serve she got from Trump. Oh … you mentioned similarities. Yeeep. 🙄

  186. Makka

    India and China (in particular) would be exempted from any Iranian blockade.

    The notion that Iran could successfully blockade Hormuz is idiotic unless it’s a mullah death wish. The simple fact is the US owns the Gulf and has the means to ensure safe passage in and out. Iran is fully aware of this. The rest is simply noise and hot air.

  187. .

    India and China (in particular) would be exempted from any Iranian blockade. The US would be unable to prevent them getting their oil. They are Irans biggest oil customers.

    Don’t worry, Cluelessy-ny and MATT DAMON! are building a pipeline as we speak, with help from the Film Actors Guild. It was in a documentary I watched called Syriana.

  188. say it isn’t so!
    THE gunman who brutally picked off pedestrians during a deadly rampage along a busy Toronto street has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain.

    But, but there is no obvious motive.

  189. Tailgunner

    Oh noes – is Italian bread still verboten on the Cat?
    Illuminati Confirmed!
    Keep up the reportage on Hollywood pedo’s, Stimpson!

  190. Confused Old Misfit

    Giraffe!

    Love the way you drive that planer!

  191. Confused Old Misfit

    THE gunman who brutally picked off pedestrians during a deadly rampage along a busy Toronto street

    His family is reported as having said he had serious mental health problems.

  192. calli

    That’s true about the mullahs. However starving people to death or in Iran’s case dying of thirst doesn’t hinder loons from developing bad weapons.

    I understand that, JC. The Soviets, for instance.

    With Iran, you have the added layer of lunacy – manic hatred of the “spiritual”, if you like, aspect of the West. The Russians could be lured with “stuff” economically. These zealots would rather eat ground glass.

  193. .

    My favourite crazy guy from Toronto.

    “ASK THE POPE! HE KNOWS!”

  194. Some History

    Sad … but the photographic evidence is pretty conclusive:

    From the comments section:

    I just walked into the local
    liberal run bookstore and asked
    for Trump’s new immigration
    book.

    The owner said, “Get the fuck out”.

    I said, “Yeah, that one”

    …#MAGA

  195. cohenite

    So, the FISA applications were lies, the FISA court was lied to repeatedly and the mueller investigation was based on lies.

    When is sessions going to go and rosenstein impeached by the new AG.

  196. Rae

    Her DoB was a validator. Hence they must have known that.

    Not so. They asked for her d.o.b., which you supplied. That does not mean they already knew it. Quite the contrary.

  197. Death Giraffe

    Mark from Melbourne
    #2771185, posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    On the subject of inane Government systems…

    My 87yo Mum received a call to Jury Duty today.

    ..
    Jesus, same age as my mum. How old was she when she had you? Five?

  198. Farmer Gez

    It’s not about oil.
    It’s about pulling the rug on terrorist funding and shafting Hamas. Trump senses the Mullahs are shaky and a little prod would set them off.
    He’s not dealing with rational people.

  199. Some History

    Mr Rusty

    Top piece… a work of art.

  200. stackja

    24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years. Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier this year for laundering proceeds for the conspiracy, which was operated out of India-based call centers that targeted U.S. residents in various telephone fraud schemes. This week’s sentencing hearings took place in Houston, Texas, before the Honorable David Hittner of the Southern District of Texas.

  201. woolfe

    Rae i think they subtracted the year they were born (that they were given) from this year.

  202. calli

    What was Hillary thinking wearing that hideous long BoHo mumu? It’s an “in” look this summer among the youngish and svelte, worn short with leggings or shorts and pretty flats to show off shapely tanned legs.

    Perhaps her eyesight’s fading. Or like the tyrant king, no one dares to criticise her wardrobe choices.

    * chanelling Lizzie whilst she’s on safari*

  203. Baldrick

    Please stop feeding the Troll 👹™. You’re leaving skid marks on the blog.

  204. .

    Apparently, this is all basically code for actual stuff, as per the comments.

    Makes me think we should perhaps have town hall meetings and a board of commissioners for local government instead of council-mayor-manager forms of government.

    IN NSW at least, any controversial local government stuff gets discussed behind closed doors. It is called “the committee of the whole”.

  205. calli

    Lol. My mum’s 87 next Tuesday.

  206. Baldrick

    Incredibly Crazy Rant

    Where did you get the video of Anne, Dot?

  207. Rae

    Rae i think they subtracted the year they were born (that they were given) from this year.

    Nah. They (their computer) just selected the name at random from the electoral roll as they always do. No d.o.b.s on the electoral roll. Only drongo involved was Mark of Melbourne who thought he’d come here and brag about his own lack of knowledge.

  208. Confused Old Misfit

    Makes me think we should perhaps have town hall meetings and a board of commissioners for local government instead of council-mayor-manager forms of government.

    Hear, hear! This should be the only way.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Perhaps her eyesight’s fading. Or like the tyrant king, no one dares to criticise her wardrobe choices.

    Perhaps she’s hiding a 7-day colostomy bag.
    Or a goon bag.
    Or a demented bag.
    Or all of the above.

  210. jupes

    THE gunman who brutally picked off pedestrians during a deadly rampage along a busy Toronto street has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain.

    Nothing to do with Islam of course.

    It’s all about the guns.

  211. Boambee John

    ncoherent rambler
    #2771211, posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:49 pm
    say it isn’t so!
    THE gunman who brutally picked off pedestrians during a deadly rampage along a busy Toronto street has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain.

    But, but there is no obvious motive.

    The “mental health issues” claim has already been deployed by the family. I await the government announcement of “lone wolf”!

  212. Leigh Lowe

    What the …?
    Apparently Mr Daniels is seeking a divorce, citing adultery, would you believe?
    I’m shocked, I tells ya.
    Looks like all that hard won interview/showtime money will have to be shared with the ex.
    Sad.

  213. Mark from Melbourne

    Jesus, same age as my mum. How old was she when she had you? Five?

    Love your work!

  214. thefrollickingmole

    Cats can be assured that every variety of scamster will have access to their My Health Record.
    Opt out now, while the going is good.

    Thanks for the reminder, opted out now.

    And as usual negative pixel space reached deep into its own arse to pull out a “fact” which is completely wrong.

    CATEGORIES OF EXCUSE AS OF RIGHT
    5. Age.
    Persons who have reached the age of 65 years

    Go rub more lotion on mummies pustule, shes lowing for you again.

  215. .

    You have to wonder why any government action other than sensitive military/CT operations or intelligence, or ongoing police investigations or cases where people’s identities are protected, why any government agency has to be secretive at all, let alone free from public tours, scrutiny or observation.

    There is pretty much no moral legitimacy for any local government work or decision making in Australia that ought to be secret, private or confidential.

    There is not any reason why we can’t walk right into the Federal Dept. of Education or any Centrelink Office, let alone the RBA or Dept. of Finance and see if they’re doing any work or just eating a paleo banana and pear slice and playing solitaire…

    The idea that the State of NSW needs any secrecy regarding choosing a bitumen supplier or crew to install a new culvert is just bloody absurd.

  216. .

    Go rub more lotion on mummies pustule, shes lowing for you again.

    Good boy points?

    Have not seen a Rare Pepe with a Bichon Frise and a Bedford van yet.

  217. thefrollickingmole

    A little more for the mouth breathing window licker “expert”

    Currently, a person aged 65 years or more may claim an
    excuse as of right while those aged 70 years or older are
    not eligible to serve.

  218. Geriatric Mayfly

    Weatherzone
    #Sydney is on track to have one of its warmest Julys on record in terms of maximum temperatures, although nights have been noticeably cool in the city this month:

    Fairfax, like the ABC, always the bearers of welcome tidings.

  219. Leigh Lowe

    Scientists in the US have developed an early indicator for predicting mental illness in men.
    Research has shown that men with unkempt beards but no moustache are 46 times more likely to go nuts than the general population.

  220. egg_

    cyber
    ˈsʌɪbə/Submit
    adjective
    relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality.

    Methinks the resident ‘digital native’ has a finger up the Khyber.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2771209, posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    Excuse me?
    Why the fuck does any retired official retain a security clearance.
    Sure, they have a lifetime security obligation, but they should have no rights to retain a clearance which gives them access to current classified information.

  222. egg_

    men with unkempt beards but no moustache are 46 times more likely to go nuts than the general population.

    Amen.
    What sort of fvckwit only shaves the mo’?

  223. .

    Warmest Julys?

    I sense BULLSHIT.

    I know people from the Central West.

    The temps they are recalling for recent weeks in Orange and Bathurst are just brutal and belong in Antarctica.

    This is even from the Australian Bolshie Committee:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-15/temperatures-plummet-as-cold-snap-hits-nsw/9995858

    On the ground in Orange, around 150km south-east of Dubbo, one of the BOM probes measured -14.3C.

    Mmm yeah. Sounds like warming.

  224. cohenite

    Good summary of the egregious nature of FISA warrant application.

  225. Boambee John

    Dot

    There is not any reason why we can’t walk right into the Federal Dept. of Education or any Centrelink Office, let alone the RBA or Dept. of Finance and see if they’re doing any work or just eating a paleo banana and pear slice and playing solitaire…

    Privacy issues with personal data in, eg, Centrelink?

    But those are only reasons to restrict access to data, not the actual work area.

  226. .

    Sure, but they can give it out by incompetence?

    Why can’t we witness their incompetent decision making?

  227. JC

    Excuse me?
    Why the fuck does any retired official retain a security clearance.
    Sure, they have a lifetime security obligation, but they should have no rights to retain a clearance which gives them access to current classified information.

    I dunno, but I read that dickheads like Comey and McCabe lost theirs when they were fired. It’s a little unclear.

  228. On the ground in Orange, around 150km south-east of Dubbo, one of the BOM probes measured -14.3C

    Of course that would be before adjustment and homogenization by an unpublished algorithm.
    Doesn’t count.

  229. stackja

    Opt out need driver licence. Or ring call centre.

  230. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe they should adopt the Zim dollar.

    Venezuela Surpasses Weimar As Hyperinflation Expected To Hit 1,000,000% By Year End

    Some readers may recall this headline from January 2018 “IMF Projects Venezuela Inflation Will Soar to 13,000 Percent in 2018.”

    This, it turns out was just a little bit off, because as we reported only two weeks ago, Venezuela’s annualized inflation hit an annualized rate of 482,153%, with food prices soaring 183% in just one month.

    Fast forward to today, when it’s time for another “slight revision” because according to the latest IMF forecast released today, Venezuela’s hyperinflation by the end of the year will hit, drumroll, 1,000,000% as the government continues to simply print money to in hopes of filling the void of what was once the country’s economy. Putting that number in perspective, the IMF believes that Venezuela inflation hit only 2,400% in 2017, according to a report published Thursday by Alejandro Werner, head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department.

    The revised forecast means that as of right now, Venezuela’s hyperinflation has officially surpassed the Weimar Republic’s, where the highest recorded monthly inflation was a timid 29,500% (resulting in prices doubling ever 3.7 days).

  231. cohenite

    And.. obuma gave wussia carte blanche to do anything – invade Crimea, annex Ukraine, re-enter the ME, steal US cyber info, give donations to the Clinton foundation and so on – in exchange for not getting in the way of Iranian nuclear deal.

    I’d really like to see magic negro before congress on the wrong side of the power fence.

  232. JC

    I don’t think I’m being conspiratorial. I keep reading about Seth Rich having been murdered by a gun stolen from the FBI.

    Here’s the date if Rich’s death.

    Seth Conrad Rich (January 3, 1989 – July 10, 2016) was an American employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who was fatally shot in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. As of May 2017, the shooting was still under investigation by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

    And

    On Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m., Rich was shot about a block from his apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

    Here’s an FBI report detailing what was stolen. Note the date.

    Subjects Burglarize FBI Vehicle in Washington, D.C.; Steal Weapons

    The FBI’s Washington Field Office is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of stolen weapons. On Sunday, July 10, 2016, between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., unknown subjects burglarized an FBI special agent’s vehicle and removed a secured gun lock box which contained weapons and other equipment. The vehicle was parked in the H Street Corridor near H and Seventh Streets, N.E., in Washington, D.C. The lock box, which contained the items listed below, was fitted for authorized use in a government vehicle.

    Glock-22 handgun .40 caliber, Serial Number RYE448
    Rock River Arms Rifle, LAR-15, Serial Number CM156996
    Motorola radio APX-7000, Serial Number 655CLT044
    Holster for Glock-22 handgun
    Asp collapsible baton
    Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray
    Two boxes of .40 caliber ammunition
    Hearing and eye protective gear
    TruckVault gun lock box, black

    This is a remarkably weird. It could be a coincidence, but the rumors over the web suggests one of these guns was used to kill Rich.

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