Wednesday Forum: August 8, 2018

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  1. Habib

    And to think there’s all that air power at Tindall ATM and there’s a hostile force less than ten minutes flight time away. Just one GBU would pull Mitchell St into line.

  2. Old School Conservative

    Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa

    Thank heavens that Western civilisation rescued them from the Stone Age.
    Aboriginals really are privileged in that respect.

  3. Turnip

    Bolt’s good friend giving him a serve in the SMH.
    With friends like this, etc.

    He has been peddling this overwrought drivel for as long as he has had a column at News Corp. It is terrific clickbait for his febrile constituency and I have no doubt reflects his own narrow ahistorical view of Australia’s authentic past and the intellectual history of the West. He modestly conceives himself as a noble centurion on the ramparts of this besieged society. Only he and a handful of other people like him see the dire threat of multiculturalism and racial dilution. He is to some a visionary. I think he is limited parochial bore with a middling intellect and a malleable conscience.

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    The scandal isn’t Roberts-Smith bonking some slag or punching a fellow soldier, it’s that the ADF leaks like a sieve.

    I think we are dealing with two serious problems in the ADF.
    1. The sheer number of Women.
    2. Nothing for these Women to do but invent miles of paperwork and BGTL rules and regulations for everyone else.

    The IDF gets around this problem by allowing Women to let off steam and aggression by shooting Palestinians and terrorists.
    Our Women soldiers need this release to maintain their natural equilibrium.

    It’s not rocket science, people.

  5. Chris

    60,000 years and they invent two new uses for the stick, and shocking domestic violence.

  6. testpattern

    “I think all alcohol outlets should be looked at including Darwin.”

    NT Kimberleys and Pilbara. Prohibition needs to become part of the public narrative, the health professional community should stop using police as a trojan horse for this issue.

  7. stackja

    Perth weather: City endures coldest morning of 2018
    Staff writers PerthNow
    August 10, 2018 8:38AM
    Topics Perth

    Last night’s cold front has delivered Perth its coldest morning for the year.

    The temperature plunged to 3.4C just after 6.30am.

    Around the metro are temperatures dropped even further with Bickley residents shivering through a 2.8C morning while in Jandakot it was 2.7C.

    It was even colder in the South West as Bridgetown recorded 2.5C and Collie 2C.

  8. .

    can’t pull a sheila,

    Couldn’t care less.

    I want them to kill people when they’re ordered. I don’t care if they have a harem of supermodels or a Asuka Langley lovedoll.

  9. Chris

    detesticle, the ‘health professional community’ are forced to shut up by the rest of Australia despite the appalling things they are forced to deal with. In what way are they in power over the political aboriginal industry? Perhaps the Land Councils and ATSIC could ask the Government to, er, intervene?

  10. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2785631, posted on August 10, 2018 at 11:52 am
    New research paper challenges the dates for Madjedbebe

    ‘Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.’

    Fast walkers!

    ‘Some people, who might have preceded the current aboriginal Australians have effectively been on this continent as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.’

    Fixed that for you, it’s OK, no need to thank me.

  11. Mother Lode

    Thank heavens that Western civilisation rescued them from the Stone Age.
    Aboriginals really are privileged in that respect.

    Indeed – if there is to be any evidence that they were a cultural dead-end it would have to be that they got no-where while overseas advanced civilisation sprung up multiple times.

    There must have been something seriously missing.

  12. testpattern

    ‘Western civilisation’

    No such thing now. There have been multiple western civs, the last enfolded into central civ in the 19th century. Firsts have many cultures. Some saltwater peoples in the NT were drawn into the wider Austronesian culture via the Makassan world. Others in the Torres Strait [the Pama Nyungan speakers] were drawn into Austronesia via Melanesia. Most Firsts were drawn into the last western civ for a very short time and have since been cultural nodes within central civiliation. see Wilkinson in Comparative Civilizations Review –

    https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1130&context=ccr

  13. stackja

    Crowding problem ‘could be worse’ than eight people crammed into inner-city bedroom
    ANNA CALDWELL, The Daily Telegraph
    August 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    TINY inner-city apartments crammed with dozens of students and immigrants sleeping in the same bedroom are overrunning the city, with the ­government now pledging to tackle the problem.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the state government considers severely overcrowded living the new face of homelessness.

    Dubbed “overcrowding”, the problem is swamping inner-city Sydney and Parramatta, and has doubled in the past five years, with the worst areas believed to be in Haymarket, Chippendale and Broadway.

    There are now about 16,000 people technically classified as “homeless” because they are crammed into severely crowded bedrooms they share.

    More than half the people living in severely overcrowded dwellings in NSW were born in Asia and one in five are tertiary students.

  14. Boambee John

    test pattern

    Prohibition needs to become part of the public narrative,

    Because it worked so well in the US. Millions were made by grog smugglers. Is this part of your plan?

  15. Habib

    Tersticle endorses fascism. Stop the presses.

  16. Anne

    From Q!

    >>2530206
    Comfy?
    Previews are over.
    Showtime!
    Q

    While we wait for the show to start let’s sing-a-long to the QAnon song. 🎼🎤 🤗

    https://youtu.be/gOT34R2RT3c 4 mins

  17. Hydra

    Lol a 400 page interim report. Are you serious? No wonder public servants never get anything done. It could’ve been a 4 page report.

  18. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2785646, posted on August 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    ‘Western civilisation’

    Still getting paid for each citation I see!

    Really, that is just the opinion of one individual, not holy writ. Broaden your research a bit.

  19. stackja

    ACMA clears ABC of Tom Ballard sketch
    The Daily Telegraph
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    THE broadcasting media watchdog has cleared the ABC over a comedy sketch that called a political candidate a “c***” on air.

    The skit about the renaming of the Melbourne electorate of Batman appeared on Tonightly with Tom Ballard on March 15.

    Comedian Greg Larsen played the role of a public servant suggesting renaming the electorate to “Batman was a c***” — due to Melbourne’s founder John Batman’s poor treatment of the indigenous population.

    Larsen then broke character and used the slur to attack Australian Conservatives candidate Kevin Bailey for refusing to appear in an interview.

  20. testpattern

    ‘they got no-where’

    The cancer cluster is starting early today! Just add bigot food and water!

    I say I say I say Capt Boambee!
    What do you say Capt Motherlode?
    Did you hear the about the screw in Don Dale who strip searched indigenous kids?
    Strip searched indigenous kids?! What did he find?
    Nothing. He was looking for their civilisation! Boom boom!

    Oh Capt Boambee!
    Ooooooh Capt Motherlode we’re a jolly old pair of nulliuses [stroll off exit extreme right twirling umbrellas]

  21. Lysander

    Sorry I meant to copy the stupid tweet’s text:

    Most progressives/lefties believe in peace and non violence and conduct themselves in a far more mature and respectful fashion than the right. Hate, disrespect and violence are core parts of far right ideology #pmlive

  22. Spider

    Only the stupid bloody Liberals could spend 1/2 billion dollars on the Great Barrier Reef (the holiest Gaia temple for the Greens) and have the Labor opposition turn it into a negative.

    Just amazing.

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    Annie it’s too early.

    Settle.

  24. testpattern

    ‘getting paid for each citation’

    Not as much as the bloke who gets paid for mentioning western civ! I may have to buy the domain names.

  25. Entropy

    Which raises the interesting question: What benefit did Trumble see in spending $89 million out of the $444 million ‘investment’ on the GBRF clip, by-passing the regular flow of research funding through government channels?

    It isnt looking after mates per se, although no doubt they would be acquainted. Little details like admin expenses would not have been considered. This is about the budget. Or more specifically, the Forecast budget surplus in two years’ time.
    To engineer this outcome,when the budget was prepared, expenditure on items like reef plan is brought forward to the current year. Doing so has all the expenditure recorded against the 2017-18 financial year. Making an already bad deficit a little bit badder doesn’t matter, and has a political bonus in making the turn around to surplus in the future budget even more exciting. And makes the surplus bigger, or at least more likely, on paper. Usually.
    On this occasion MickTrumble and Morrison can’t even manage the narrative. What is especially sad and embarrassing is they had Wayne Swan’s template to use for this crass manipulation of finances, and couldn’t even use it properly.
    Also, they failed to realise the media will never be their friends. Again.

  26. Senile Old Guy

    Always check!

    ‘Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.’

    The quote is accurate but omits this:

    Many archaeological signs suggest activity at Madjedbebe is actually much younger than 65,000 years, and overall, the extent to which the site is an outlier to the rest of the Australian record should raise a red flag.

    And that changes the story.

  27. Empire 5:5

    Exclusive–Eric Eggers: ‘Democrat Political Machine Built’ on ‘Reliance of Illegal Votes’:

    There were 1,800 ballots cast by noncitizens in the state of Virginia over the course of just a few years. And of course, the Democrats’ reaction to this, led by Terry McAuliffe, is actually not to say, ‘Hey that’s a problem, we should go try to figure out what’s going on and fix it.’ They just quietly remove the noncitizens from the voter rolls and try to act like nothing happened.

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/09/exclusive-eric-eggers-democrat-political-machine-built-on-reliance-of-illegal-votes/

  28. Habib

    Why piss around with half-measures like prohibition, which will only encourage home brews, chroming, use of adulterated products and petrol/solvent inhalation? Bring in sha’ria, give those lacking in self control some tough love.

  29. testpattern

    ‘Always check’

    Exactly old bloke. Or just read what I actually wrote -‘New research paper challenges the dates for Madjedbebe.’ But that’s not how bigot think when they’re clustering up.

  30. Empire 5:5

    A poll conducted by the NAACP shows that black support for President Donald Trump sits at 21 percent, which, according to the Washington Examiner, is more than double his support in an April poll conducted by Reuters.

    Walking off the plantation in droves.

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/09/naacp-poll-black-americans-support-trump-surges/

  31. Tintarella di Luna

    Remember how the media also went soft on Fatso Rein.

    That’s because she was so acutely grave – remember Thérèse Rein?

  32. Perth having its wettest start to August since 1945. And we’re freezing our arses off. It’s too bad no one can afford to crank up a heater and the expensive PV system on the roof produces no energy in the morning and evening peaks when it’s most needed.

    Amazing that global warming causes droughts and abundant rain simultaneously.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.’

    TP – I read that on Phys.org and laughed.

    In January 2018 it was announced that modern human finds at Misliya cave, Israel, in 2002, had been dated to around 185,000 years ago, the earliest evidence of their out of Africa migration. (wiki)

    Recent archaeological evidence indicates that between 130,000 to 100,000 years ago there was an exit of anatomically modern humans out of Africa into the Americas and Eastern Eurasia. This view is supported by the discovery of African artifacts in the Middle East, Brazil, and Crete, and 80,000-100,000-year-old human teeth in China. The findings suggest that humans left Africa much earlier than originally believed. (article)

    Israel is in Asia not Africa, but these people often have some sort of problem with mentioning Israel.

    I suspect the claim that Australian aborigines’ entry into Australia was shortly after the exit from Africa is to soften the blow that the earliest date they can find is 50,000 BP, which contradicts recent date inflation to 65k or more.

  34. Anne

    I’m on MAGA time, Stimp. 💃🙃

    How Q will kill the Mockingbird.

    https://youtu.be/80s5xuvzCtg 4mins

    In other news: Justin Trudeau still at large.

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  36. Baldrick

    Woolfe
    #2785541, posted on August 10, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Woolfe

  37. Boambee John

    Senile Old Guy
    #2785662, posted on August 10, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Always check!

    ‘Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.’

    The quote is accurate but omits this:

    Many archaeological signs suggest activity at Madjedbebe is actually much younger than 65,000 years, and overall, the extent to which the site is an outlier to the rest of the Australian record should raise a red flag.

    And that changes the story.

    There is no need to check with test pattern.

    All his quotes are selective, to support his narrative.

  38. thefrolickingmole

    Prohibition needs to become part of the public narrative, the health professional community should stop using police as a trojan horse for this issue.

    Does Testesplatter the racist want to bar Aboriginals from drinking?

    Seems unduly harsh on those who dont have a drinking problem.

    Somewhere in hell Al smiles.

  39. testpattern

    ‘I suspect the claim that Australian aborigines’ entry into Australia was shortly after the exit from Africa is to soften the blow’

    It is indeed.

    Now GIMME MY CYBER COFFEE YA MEAN SCOT!

  40. testpattern

    ‘There is no need to check’

    Oh dear! The Zugzwangs are starting early today!

    Here in Port Irony, Capital of the Pillll-bara, Zugzwang is known in our lexicon of Bonmotting as the Fools Gossan move or the Haul Road to Nowhere move.

  41. Farmer Gez

    Any 65,000 year claim would have to be matched by Indian evidence.
    India is the servo on the way to Australia.

  42. Lysander

    Have to (kind of) hand it to Barry Cassidy. He’s asking questions as to why Mal doesn’t use his Rainmaker technology that he has us pay $10M toward in 2007.

    Barry did forget to mention that Mal commissioned this multi-million dollar technology service in caretaker mode.

  43. thefrolickingmole

    Here in Port Irony, Capital of the Pillll-bara, Zugzwang is known in our lexicon of Bonmotting as the Fools Gossan move or the Haul Road to Nowhere move.

    My eel is no longer electric, would you like to fly in him?

  44. Mother Lode

    Ultra Rare Image of Hillary Shopping at Target, Colorized 2018.

    And inside one of the checkoutpersons is on the PA saying “Forklift to the ‘alcoholic beverages’ section”.

  45. testpattern

    Small local versatile. For anyone wants to help the quake victims. The usual effort organised by truk-f vollies from Candraditya in Flores via the Bali Diocese has been unusually slack.

    https://www.facebook.com/pelitafoundationlombok/

  46. John Constantine

    More than happy to see indigineous people employed at organisations like GWM water, sacking the top level of management and replacing them with aboriginal quotas would meet my full approval.

    however, we now see that GWM water has identified aboriginal water rights, and rights over runoff, and rights over land that interacts with runoff is a new growth area for GWM water office empires, not services to customers, but social engineering.

    Using water rates levied as sin taxes on land wealth.

    GWM water doesn’t make its money from selling water to clients, it makes its money from legal theft from tories.

    When the banking royal commission hauls the financial sector up for charging ‘fee for no service’ you wonder how the water authorities get away with stealing rates charged for service and using the money for social engineering and empire building.

    Comrades.

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    Monty get here and apologise right now.

  48. Boambee John

    testpattern
    #2785655, posted on August 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    ‘they got no-where’

    The cancer cluster is starting early today! Just add bigot food and water!

    Bit rich coming from the most overt [email protected] on the blog.

    Stick to selectively quoting obscure academic papers to support your preferred narrative, satire is not your forte.

  49. John Constantine

    ““They’re paying somebody’s mortgage and I see a lot of people who are low socio-economic and their bank statements literally will read, ‘KFC, McDonald’s, the dairy, KFC, McDonald’s, court fine’, trucks that they buy, goods that they can’t afford. You know, I see a lot of mismanagement of money.”

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/renting/outrage-at-landlords-kfc-test-for-prospective-tenants/news-story/a529791ebdca72032aa4029457d09bb7

    If we select to import convoys of clients culturally programmed to accept sleeping in their clothes on bare mattresses [ no affordable heating] and buying cooked food from the amenity of the street [ no refrigerator or kitchen or place to store food from theft] we end up with slumlords packing humans into vertical dogboxes, where they live on the streets for the amenity, crawling back into their hutches for sleep.

    Comrades.

  50. Boambee John

    That’s because she was so acutely grave – remember Thérèse Rein?

    Noice Tinta!

  51. Ragu

    Excuse my JC level of ignorance, but how have they dated the historical age of lions and hyenas and the like? Seems to me that Africans hung around a little too long considering the dangers.

    It would appear that too much focus has been put into the Africa ‘cradle of civilisation, motherfuckers’

  52. Leigh Lowe

    BREAKING: Ohio State Jim Jordan accuser RECANTS. @tracegallagher reports brand new details 11pm @FoxNews @FoxNewsNight

    Monty get here and apologise right now.

    Deep State can’t even find trailer trash who can stick to a story anymore.
    Sad.

  53. None

    Ben S-R had a go at me on twitter when I challenged him once on some stupid DV thing he was promoting that implied all men are bastards. Ironic. He blocked me. Meh. SAS dudes are not known for civility. Friend’s bro is ex SAS he is brave on the field and a wanker off field. Same friend always wondered why Ben was only a corporal. I would salute him for his bravery too and thank him for his service but wouldn’t give him time of day otherwise.

  54. H B Bear

    Deep State can’t even find trailer trash who can stick to a story anymore.
    Sad.

    The Clintons?

  55. Boambee John

    Here in Port Irony, Capital of the Pillll-bara, Zugzwang is known in our lexicon of Bonmotting as the Fools Gossan move or the Haul Road to Nowhere move.

    Perhaps you might consider avoiding their use?

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    ““They’re paying somebody’s mortgage and I see a lot of people who are low socio-economic and their bank statements literally will read, ‘KFC, McDonald’s, the dairy, KFC, McDonald’s, court fine’, trucks that they buy, goods that they can’t afford. You know, I see a lot of mismanagement of money.”

    Halal fast food will fix that.

    McMartyr? Man threatens to set himself on fire, as McDonald’s to be replaced by halal diner

    A man bidding to stop a McDonald’s outlet from closing has threatened to burn himself alive and locked himself inside. He entered the restaurant – set to become a halal eatery – on Tuesday, telling staff he was doused in gasoline.

    That is what I could call a really serious addiction to Maccas.

  57. While we wait for the show to start let’s sing-a-long to the QAnon song.

    Lot of J*wish iconography in that video. Mention of the Rothschilds in the first line LOL, they are not even hiding who they are.

  58. thefrolickingmole

    That is what I could call a really serious addiction to Maccas.

    McNuggies made him do it.

  59. Habib

    They must be still flogging lead paint in the Pilbara.

  60. Mother Lode

    Just add bigot food and water!

    I used to go to a bakery in Ashiya when I lived there which sold friands and madeleines. And, if you were in the mood for something more savoury, these bacon and cheese danishes which somehow went well with Fosters.

    I can only imagine how much better they would have tasted with Aldi ‘Near-Beer’.

  61. BREAKING: Ohio State Jim Jordan accuser RECANTS. @tracegallagher reports brand new details 11pm @FoxNews @FoxNewsNight

    Wake me up when the dozen other accusers recant.

  62. Mother Lode

    Stick to selectively quoting obscure academic papers

    Is he culturally appropriating writing and reading?

  63. Rae

    Story I have heard recently.

    The ABS employed about 35,000 casual staff for the 2016 Census. They got paid very little for 6 or more weeks work, but all of them were required to pay super of about $150 each. In almost every case that small super amount went to Australian Super, which then began charging an administration fee of $6 per month until 30 June 2017 and$ 7.50 per month from July 2017. As a result, those persons whose small super amount was ‘invested’ with Australian Super will now have a NIL balance, while Australian Super has pocketed about $5.25M.

    Not a bad lurk. I wonder if the current Royal Commission knows about it.

  64. Geriatric Mayfly

    Boambee John
    Here in Port Irony, Capital of the Pillll-bara, Zugzwang is known in our lexicon of Bonmotting as the Fools Gossan move or the Haul Road to Nowhere move.
    Perhaps you might consider avoiding their use?

    BJ I read the original, and could not understand a single word of it. You have answered to it, so you must know what he’s gabbling about. Please enlighten.

  65. Habib

    There are apparently still some people who believe compulsory superannuation is a good idea. And they’re not on the boards of union funds. Or confined/medicated.

  66. Mitch M.

    Any 65,000 year claim would have to be matched by Indian evidence.
    India is the servo on the way to Australia.

    Not so surprising given evidence of modern humans in the Middle East by at least 100,000 years. The claim that aborigines have been in Australia as long as modern humans have existed in just the way these matters are reported in Aus. Same as the claim that aboriginals have the oldest culture. The Bushmen FFS.

    Whoops. Sorry BON, I see you have made that point.

  67. Geriatric Mayfly

    Banking RC adjourned for lunch. Only caught about the last 30 minutes before tucker time. Mr Hodge QC is giving some bloke from IOOF and absolute bollocking, and the Commish jumps in from time to time to demand straight answers. He must detect evasiveness. Who would have imagined such a thing?

  68. jupes

    Witnesses allege one was punched in the head by an angry Roberts-Smith after a battlefield bungle.

    According to that disgraceful article, the alleged ‘crimes’ of Ben Roberts-Smith amount to the following:

    Shooting an unarmed ‘spotter’ (early warning).
    Punching a Talib.
    Punching a digger.
    Conducting a mock execution of a Talib while training in Australia.
    Having an affair.
    An unspecified act of domestic violence.

    Shooting a spotter is perfectly legal under the rules of war.

    Punching a Talib may not be strictly legal but it is hardly a war crime. Due to the complete gayness of Australian political leadership, captured Taliban could not be held by the Australians and had to be handed over to the Dutch, who in most cases would keep them for a couple of days, then give them a couple of hundred US dollars and send them back to the battlefield. I imagine that would be very frustrating for the soldiers who would end up being shot at (again) by the released detainees. If some of them copped a blow or two from a digger I couldn’t give a rat’s arse.

    Consider the case of another Australian VC winner in an age when the military had their priorities in order. When Albert Jacka was frustrated on the Western Front, he would go out into no-man’s land – sometimes with a digger and sometimes alone – to kill or capture Germans. Once he brought back a German officer who complained that he had been beaten. He was told that his captor was Albert Jacka and he should be thankful to be alive. There was no Inspector General’s investigation of Jacka on return to Australia.

    Punching a subordinate is a more serious affair but should have been investigated and dealt with at the lowest possible level. Perhaps it was and nothing came of it. Regardless, it is hardly a matter requiring an Inspector General’s investigation or indeed reporting in newspapers.

    Conducting a mock execution in training is hardly newsworthy either I would have thought. If it did happen we don’t know the context and it is certainly not a crime. More likely it is just confected scuttlebut being used to smear.

    As far as reporting on an affair, with an allegation of the crime du-jour -‘domestic violence’- thrown in for good measure, well how low can they go?

    A complete hatchet job.

  69. Des Deskperson

    “Employment: First job was High St McDonald’s Penrith. Also worked at TAD Disability Services, Australian Paralympics Committee, Foot Locker Westfield Penrith, American Express, Telstra Child Flight. Last job was adviser for Chifley federal Labor MP Ed Music.”

    Thanks for the info on Ms Husar MP’s job history, Rae.

    I concede that McDonalds, Footlocker and AMEX sound like real jobs.

    The others sound a bit too much like the types of sinecures that ‘activists’ tend to gravitate to or be given. The last one is, of course, a rite of passage for an aspiring apparatchik.

    It would be interesting to know how long she held each of these seemingly very different jobs.

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith vigorously denies Fairfax allegations

    Paul Maley
    Defence and National Security Editor
    @paul_maley
    12 minutes ago August 10, 2018

    Australia’s most decorated war hero, Ben Roberts-Smith, has issued a defiant statement denying allegations of domestic violence and attacking what he described as a “malicious’’ and unfounded campaign of character assassination.

    Mr Roberts-Smith said he “unequivocally’’ denied Fairfax Media reports today that he had been the subject of a domestic violence complaint following a function in Canberra’s Parliament House on March 28, 2016.

    According to Fairfax, the incident was reported to the police

    Mr Roberts-Smith described the story as “a catalogue of lies, fabrications and misrepresentations’’.

    “It is the culmination of many months of malicious and highly damaging allegations, all of which will be vigorously defended,’’ Mr Roberts Smith said. “I do want to say today that I unequivocally deny any physical abuse of any woman at any time ever, and that I have not at any stage been interviewed by Police about any purported complaint by any woman.’’

    Mr Roberts-Smith is Australia’s most decorated war veteran having won the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest bravery honour, and the Medal for Gallantry, both for his service in Afghanistan while serving as a trooper with the elite SASR

  71. Mother Lode

    Any 65,000 year claim would have to be matched by Indian evidence.
    India is the servo on the way to Australia.

    They might have been delayed for a millennium when they were told you only had to pay two polished coloured stones and a bone figurine of a fertility goddess extra to get Mars bar and a can of Coke.

  72. Geriatric Mayfly

    Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith vigorously denies Fairfax allegations

    They’re incurably comatose as it is. Sue them into a burial pit.

  73. Mother Lode

    Punching a subordinate is a more serious affair

    Considering his SAS training it would be equivalent to a smack on the bum.

    If R-S was really angry the digger would have been killed and turned into a camouflaged tent with strategic gun-mountings and interesting bone-themed furniture.

  74. Habib

    The former echelon, now resistance to interrogation course contains physical and mental torture, mock executions and assorted other nastiness. Whoever the princess at Fairfax is who’s got their nanna pants in a tangle needs to dry their eyes and spend some time with mothers little helper.

  75. DavidH

    I’m a bit late to the Dubai sub-thread, but I’ll just say that on a stopover there, I wandered the streets around the hotel in a slightly older area of the city (Deira I think). I recall being able to buy beer in the shops there. Certainly there was no problem getting alcohol in the hotel. As another person wrote here, there was more to the story about the woman.

  76. A Lurker

    If we select to import convoys of clients culturally programmed to accept sleeping in their clothes on bare mattresses [ no affordable heating] and buying cooked food from the amenity of the street [ no refrigerator or kitchen or place to store food from theft] we end up with slumlords packing humans into vertical dogboxes, where they live on the streets for the amenity, crawling back into their hutches for sleep.

    Poor Ancient Romans living in ‘high rise’ and cramped insulae spring immediately to mind.
    Those insulae either had insufficient or no cooking facilities, so those citizens ate the ancient Roman equivalent of fast food.
    Those insulae were firetraps too.
    Just like London’s Grenfell Tower.
    The more things change, the more things stay the same…

  77. whalehunt fun

    How stupid is it possible to be and yet still be elected by South Australians?

    The chair of the Senate inquiry into electric vehicles says a Qld breakthrough in hydrogen technology could be an economic potential for the economy. The new product, developed by CSIRO researchers, allows hydrogen to be extracted from ammonia, creating a carbon-free fuel. SA Independent Senator Tim Storer is chairing the inquiry due to start tomorrow. He says the breakthrough represents a big export opportunity for Australia with hydrogen-cell vehicles already being used in Korea, Japan and the US.

    So in what passes as his “mind”, no electricity was used in obtaining the ammonia or any of the hardware used to operate the reaction to extract the hydrogen. None.
    Clearly you can indeed be exceptionally stupid.

  78. Anne

    Holy crap on a cracker Batman!

    Q just posted Clinton Foundation phone number.

    Who answered?

    The Human Trafficking Hotline!


    Aug 09 2018 22:54:19
    Q
    !A6yxsPKia.
    128
    THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.
    (888) 373-7888
    Q

  79. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Punching a subordinate is a more serious affair but should have been investigated and dealt with at the lowest possible level. Perhaps it was and nothing came of it. Regardless, it is hardly a matter requiring an Inspector General’s investigation or indeed reporting in newspapers.

    Most sporting teams have punch ons between players on the same team. Doesn’t mean shit and can actually be quite helpful for morale.

    Great shame we can’t punch people in all workplaces. Productivity would be through the roof.

  80. Anne

    Roger that, P.

    We have a happening.

    Repeat, we have a happening.

    All called to the Command Centre.

  81. .

    Makka
    #2785714, posted on August 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Nice trolling Annie.

    God I hope so. I worry abo9ut Our Annie.

  82. .

    Has Trump released a presser/tweet about the “imminent arrest” of Justine T?

  83. Makka

    God I hope so. I worry abo9ut Our Annie.

    She’s good. Plays the whacked out Q teamer very well I thought.

  84. candy

    Nice of A. Bolt to be kind to Cate McGregor after the terrible abuse she has heaped on him, sensing that her rages are due to chemicals, not her innate personality.

    On the other hand, she may need a quid and writing abuse for Fairfax about Bolt/Abbott is always a way to pay the bills.
    Hard to tell. The drugs she would take would be powerful. An unbiased doctor/scientist could explain it, I guess.

  85. .

    It is sad that statements like “M3 is causal to M1 creation” no longer cause no-holds-barred month long epic comment battles.

    We all know that 100% reserve banking is pretty kooky stuff, it is just as bad as social credit, it is like Sharia law sans the frocks and dining etiquette.

  86. Makka

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    This is an illegally brought Rigged Witch Hunt run by people who are totally corrupt and/or conflicted. It was started and paid for by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats. Phony Dossier, FISA disgrace and so many lying and dishonest people already fired. 17 Angry Dems? Stay tuned!

    7:02 PM – Aug 9, 2018

  87. Story I have heard recently.
    The ABS employed about 35,000 casual staff for the 2016 Census. They got paid very little for 6 or more weeks work, but all of them were required to pay super of about $150 each. In almost every case that small super amount went to Australian Super, which then began charging an administration fee of $6 per month until 30 June 2017 and$ 7.50 per month from July 2017. As a result, those persons whose small super amount was ‘invested’ with Australian Super will now have a NIL balance, while Australian Super has pocketed about $5.25M.
    Not a bad lurk. I wonder if the current Royal Commission knows about it.

    Yup. Did the 2006 Census, got signed up to Aus Super (no choice) and filed the paperwork away. A few years later when I went to consolidate into one account, I found what little of the remaining amount had been seized by the thieving Ranga Government as the fund hadn’t been paid into.

    So the thieving Union scum AND the thieving Labor scum both got their cut, times 35,000.

    Socialist vermin, if they’re not spit roasting kids they’re spit roasting workers.

  88. The Space Force is here.

    No it’s not. Congress has the power to create it, not Trump.

    How is that wall looking, btw? LOL.

  89. Anne

    Onya P, SPACEFORCE is Trump’s greatest trick yet.

    He knows the Earth is flat and SpaceForce is a master stroke to sideline the Narzi NASA 🤥 scamsters and reveal the truth to the world.

    We’re close now.

  90. Snoopy

    I can remember a people here vigorously defending sharia banking.

  91. Anne

    How is that wall looking, btw?

    The Plan is to make it higher.

    Trust the Plan.

  92. v_maet

    Recommendations from NSW LAbor’s investigation into Husar have been released: https://twitter.com/workmanalice/status/1027760353738805248

  93. Snoopy

    Jim Jordan should sue Monty’s arse.

  94. You’re trying too hard now Anne.

  95. .

    monty, no.

    The OSS and USAAF were created from executive orders. The legislation is needed to fund things.

    The National Security Act was passed in 1947 to create MJ- I mean the USAF and the CIA and make things “more orderly”.

  96. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Emma Husar investigation: Labor MP made ‘unreasonable demands’ of staff

    Brad Norington
    Associate Editor
    @BradNorington
    43 minutes ago August 10, 2018

    Complaints from former staff of Labor MP Emma Husar that she ordered them to perform non-work personal business and they were subjected to unreasonable management demands have been found to have “merit” in an internal inquiry conducted for the NSW ALP’s head office.

    Ms Husar, who announced on Wednesday that she would not be recontesting her seat at the next election but vigorously rejected any allegations against her from 22 staff that she subjected them to bullying and intimidation, and made them do domestic chores such as walking her dog and cleaning up its excrement.

    A statement issued today following a meeting of NSW party officers in Sydney to consider an inquiry report by conducted by barrister John Whelan said the party had received advice that there was no basis for Ms Husar to resign from parliament.

    But the NSW ALP confirmed that Mr Whelan had made highly critical findings about Ms Husar’s alleged behaviour. Mr Whelan’s report also said that allegations Ms Husar had misused her MP’s entitlements should be referred for review to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority, while noting that Ms Husar had already referred herself.

    The report found that allegations of sexual harassment, on the basis of probability, were not supported. Neither were allegations of misleading parliament.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  97. H B Bear

    So Sarah Hyphen-SeaPatrol hasn’t pleaded “slut shaming” or sexual harrassment. How piss weak. Totally removes the entertainment value of the whole side show.

  98. Mitch M.

    The Space Force is here.

    Trump is having a MRI to check for ventricular enlargement?

  99. Habib

    A statement issued today following a meeting of NSW party officers in Sydney to consider an inquiry report by conducted by barrister John Whelan said the party had received advice that there was no basis for Ms Husar to resign from parliament.

    So there we have it, the allegations were mostly if not all accurate, but such shit-awful behaviour and misappropriation of public money is not grounds for resignation, let alone dismissal and criminal proceedings.

    If only that fetid, diseased mire could be brought up to swamp status.

  100. Dr Faustus

    The new product, developed by CSIRO researchers, allows hydrogen to be extracted from ammonia, creating a carbon-free fuel.

    Except that the hydrogen used to manufacture the carbon-free ammonia is produced from carbon-rich petroleum gas. Or, occasionally by the electrolysis of water, using low/no price ‘waste’ electricity – which would obviously be a red hot go in South Australia.

  101. .

    Drain the lake! Drain all of the carp and MPs that scuttle around in the slurry of Lake Burley Griffin!

    Very appropriate it is downstream from the Canberra shitworks – but also the Canberra waste water treatment plant!

  102. Anne


    You’re trying too hard now Anne.

    Thanks, Monty. I trust your advice. 👍

    Reminds me of my third grade report card: Annie is a good little trier.

    I’m wronged by Makka, though. 😡

    Not a troll. I don’t even know the meaning of the word.

    Perhaps I should go look it up, in case it’s a compliment.

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    @realDonaldTrump

    Space Force all the way!

    ‘ken oath!

  104. Rae

    Also seems SHY has given up on her claims against Ljeyonhelm:
    https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/08/shys-victimhood-card-is-declined/

    Yeah? No. Sarah Hyphens action against Lyinhelm is for defamation, because of what he said about her on TV, among other places. You think the blog owner here was deleting many of the comments about it on the Open Forum for some other reason? Seriously?

    Stay tuned for a likely settlement to be paid to Hyphen by Lyin, and a public retraction of what he said.

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    Space Force is actually a terrific idea and is well underway.

    Trump has owned the libs so badly the have lost their minds permanently.

  106. H B Bear

    Dr Graeooglery MD QC back in da house!

  107. Ryan

    Looks like Comrade Dan might have realised this Sky ban is a bridge too far.

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-victorian-premier-is-playing-down-suggestions-his-government-is-censoring-sky-news-by-removing-news-bulletins-from-melbournes-city-loop-stations/video/1edc78368b1ee592f144dc0a5fa5ac67

    Sky News ‘not banned’ from Metro Trains, review underway: Victorian Premier
    The Victorian Premier is playing down suggestions his government is censoring Sky News by removing news bulletins from Melbourne’s city loop stations. Daniel Andrews has told Sky News there is ‘no ban’ and that a review is now underway, despite the Public Transport Minister ordering the immediate removal of news bulletins from the rail network announced via a Twitter statement. The backtrack follows yesterday’s extraordinary decision by the Labor government to intervene in a longstanding content supply deal. Jacinta Allan has come under fire for making the decision based on misinformation and is facing accusations she is censoring the media in the lead up to November’s state election.

  108. .

    because of what he said about her on TV, among other places

    She likes men? So what?!

    I like women.

    Next.

  109. Mother Lode

    Jim Jordan should sue Monty’s arse.

    Great.

    A 15,000 litre vat of rendered Krispy Kremes.

    Oh, you didn’t mean that literally.

  110. Habib

    One of the most telling features of leftists is they assume everyone else is a craven, dim-bulb values-free moral and ethical vacuum like themselves, and are astounded and repulsed by people who exhibit fortitude, perseverance and standards of behaviour.

  111. The OSS and USAAF were created from executive orders. The legislation is needed to fund things.

    The USAAF was a component of the army. The OSS was an agency of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those did not require legislation.

    What Trump is proposing is a sixth branch of the armed forces. That would require legislation.

    He is only doing this to distract from his scandal-wracked administration. He will fail.

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    What Trump is proposing is a sixth branch of the armed forces. That would require legislation.

    Space Force is happening. It now needs direct funding.

    The libs have been completely owned.

  113. Boambee John

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2785704, posted on August 10, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Boambee John
    Here in Port Irony, Capital of the Pillll-bara, Zugzwang is known in our lexicon of Bonmotting as the Fools Gossan move or the Haul Road to Nowhere move.
    Perhaps you might consider avoiding their use?

    BJ I read the original, and could not understand a single word of it. You have answered to it, so you must know what he’s gabbling about. Please enlighten.

    He was trying to be a smartarse, implying that others write incomprehensible gabble.

    I was suggesting he look in a mirror.

  114. Anne

    “I fly a lot, and I mean a lot. No one flies more than me. Listen, I own a jet. I own a 757, beautiful plane, it’s the best plane! If the world were round, believe me, I would know!”

    -Donald Trump

    I love this man. 😻

  115. Zatara

    British mother ARRESTED in Dubai for drinking SINGLE glass of wine on plane

    The officer said possession of alcohol, even if already consumed, was a crime in the UAE.

    If you read carefully you’ll notice that bit about possession of alcohol being a crime in the UAE was second hand from the Brit being detained for her expired visa. It is absolute hogwash fed to some gullible reporter to make her sound like a victim.

    McGettigan’s Irish Pubs for instance have 8 locations in the UAE, including one in the airport in question. I can personally verify that they serve a good selection of beer and booze. My experience is that if you are responsible with where and when you drink the UAE authorities couldn’t care less.

    On the other hand, getting in a pissing contest with UAE immigrations by attempting to enter on an expired visa is bad enough but telling porkies to the international press designed to embarrass the Emirates is likely going to cost her some extended time in the clank to consider being an entitled dumbass.

  116. Snoopy

    The report found that allegations of sexual harassment, on the basis of probability, were not supported.

    Remember ALP members, if it’s just one goat you’re home free.

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    Annie, he never said that.

    Don loves globes.

  118. calli

    Dubai:

    Rule #1 – have a current visa
    Rule #2 – don’t argue with the guy wearing a teatowel

  119. Space Force is happening. It now needs direct funding.

    The libs have been completely owned.

    LOL so much for fiscal restraint. Tea Party types were always just plain old racists, they didn’t really care about deficits.

  120. Old School Conservative

    On the other hand, getting in a pissing contest with UAE immigrations

    She filmed them. A slur on their procedures. (and illegal) She lost the pissing contest.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Space Force is a nice lodestone to attract lefty howling. The more they squawk the more he’ll tweet about it.

    As with all such Trumpisms he’s getting Congress’s attention to a couple of things. One is the Chinese push into orbital warfare capability, which has been going on for some time and is a big threat to systems like GPS (which a lot of US weaponry uses).

    Second is the latest threat from Russia in response to the novichok sanctions:

    Russia Condemns New “Draconian” Sanctions, Weighs Banning Rocket Engines To US (9 Aug)

    RIA Novosti reported the Russia may respond to new U.S. sanctions by banning supplies of RD-180 rocket engines. As a reminder, RD-180 engines, produced by Russia’s NPO Energomash, are used in Atlas V rockets of space contractor United Launch Alliance LLC, a partnership between Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.

    Congress has been dragging their heels on the RD-180s whilst furiously sabre-rattling about sanctions on Russia for all sorts of real or imaginary outrages. It’s not the first time a Russian ban on RD-180s has come up:

    So now that Congress neglected to phase out the RD-180, as demanded, it has a different name: Moscow leverage. American-made rocket engines from Lockheed Martin and Boeing are expected to enter the commercialization phase as far out as the mid-2020s, which could develop into a dangerous national security threat considering the recent developments in Syria.

    That was in April. If there’s a rocket engine gap to at least the mid 2020s that means capability issues everywhere from spy satellites to communications satellites. SpaceX is difficult to rely upon given the Tesla questions, likewise the other private launch systems – which are far behind Elon’s. And Ariane is easily leant on by Russia through EU vulnerability in the energy area.

    So lighting a little fire under Congress by forcing them to consider the present US strategic vulnerabilities is no bad thing.

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    LOL so much for fiscal restraint. Tea Party types were always just plain old racists, they didn’t really care about deficits.

    Dumbo you have no idea what Space Force is. It’s not fighting Thetons on Planet Snark.

  123. calli

    That Dubai story is weird. From memory, you buy a 30 day visitor visa on arrival.

  124. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The US is already engaged in a space war with China and without proper funding will be smashed.

  125. Anne

    He sure did, IT.

    He also said this:

    …the round earth people, and you know who they are, these people have an agenda.

    I know what that agenda is but I’ll keep mum for now.

  126. C.L.

    If some of them copped a blow or two from a digger I couldn’t give a rat’s arse.

    I couldn’t give a rat’s arse if captured Taliban were executed.
    I use that word, advisedly.
    They are not soldiers; they are terrorists. They have no battlefield rights and should all be shot.

  127. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Kudos to UAE immigration.

    If only we jailed more of the riffraff at our customs gates.

  128. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2785773, posted on August 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    The Space Force is a nice lodestone to attract lefty howling. The more they squawk the more he’ll tweet about it.

    Indeed, see the immediate reactions of our own reactionary lackey of the fascist left establishment.

  129. C.L.

    I use that word, advisedly.

    Fitzcomma. Meant: I use that word advisedly.

  130. Anne

    Oh, I just got that.

    You’ve got great wits, IT. 😚

  131. Des Deskperson

    ‘A statement issued today following a meeting of NSW party officers in Sydney to consider an inquiry report by conducted by barrister John Whelan said the party had received advice that there was no basis for Ms Husar to resign from parliament’.

    I actually think that this is a fair outcome.

    The allegations about sexual harassment and sexual misconduct were so viciously stupid as to be counterproductive.

    The allegations that she ordered staff to perform non-work personal business and they were subjected to unreasonable management demands have been referred to the Department of Finance for advice. As I have commented before, the definition in the MOPS Act and the Finance guidelines as to what ‘parliamentary duties’ the staffers are supposed to assist with are very general and I suspect that Ms Husar is not, as they say, Robinson Crusoe here.

    The allegation about misuse of entitlements seem pretty minor compared to, say, those involving Hanson Young:

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/sarah-hansonyoung-again-trips-up-on-expenses-payments/news-story/47bbb3ca991f5a1320e6364aa85e42e4

    Hanson Young is still in Parliament.

    Husar is an SJW and she may not be a very nice person, and the whole system may, of course, be rotten. There is, however, no case for treating Ms Husar any more severely than any of her other colleagues on both sides of Parliament.

    The real political issue here is how the ALP behaves – its sub-cerebral brutality towards those in its ranks who fall out of favour.

  132. calli

    Yikes! Donne was one of them!

    At the round earth’s imagin’d corners, blow
    Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
    From death, you numberless infinities
    Of souls, and to your scatter’d bodies go;

  133. C.L.

    I see troubled Vietnam veteran Bob Mueller is trying to officially blame Judge Ellis for his Manafort case going badly (like all his cases). He really hates America.

  134. Lysander

    Tea Party types were always just plain old racists, they didn’t really care about deficits.

    Monty doesn’t care about deficits, check. Monty is also a plain old racist, check.

    Logic = A+B=C then Monty is a tea party type.

  135. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Goodbye Australia!’ Lee Lin Chin says she’s returning to her native Singapore after abruptly resigning from SBS after nearly four decades at the network

    Daily Mail

  136. C.L.

    ABC Online:

    A bikie clubhouse south of Wollongong has been raided in response to violent conflicts between rival gangs in the Illawarra region and across southern NSW …

    Two police strike forces, Strike Force Raptor and Raptor South, the dog squad and the public order and riot squad conducted the raid.

    OMCG bikie clubhouse raided after violence between rival gangs.

    Cannabis, offensive implements, an imitation firearm and Fourth Reich OMCG club colours were seized in the searches.

    Three people were booked for consorting and 32 people were issued consorting warnings.

    Thirteen defective cars and motorbikes were uncovered and 14 traffic infringements were issued.

    Police also discovered potential gaming and licence breaches inside the premises.

    So they found a joint, a toy gun, a leather jacket, a broken tail light and a deck of cards.

  137. .

    Police also discovered potential gaming and licence breaches inside the premises.

    So like a local rugby league team, they charged $2 for a tinnie.

  138. Mother Lode

    Trump has owned the libs so badly the have lost their minds permanently.

    He turned their tried and true technique against them simply by not responding in the tried and true way.

    For years the Left have been able to neutralise any idea a Republican candidate or President has announced simply by howling with outrage and citing all manner of precious groups that will be affected.

    To date they Republicans have immediately gone on the defensive and and sought peace by emasculating, if not completely abandoning, the idea. Net result? No non-Left policies, the Left look in control and the Republicans look weak, vacillating and lacking initiative.

    As we have long observed, Trump’s strategy is to always escalate. And with each escalation the left have upped the outrage until they have revealed themselves to be parodies.

    And, in Australia, the right wing party put in a man who never had to compromise since he and the left-wing opposition are in complete accord.

  139. C.L.

    Turnbull declares Roberts-Smith guilty:

    Saying he is aware of a police investigation into a domestic violence allegation against decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, declining to comment on specifics, says he has a “zero tolerance” policy for violence against women.

  140. harrys on the boat

    m0ntys trolling is becoming terribly weak. Like his bingo wings, saggy tits and flabby donut gut, it’s now so pathetic, it’s not even laughable.

  141. None

    I thought Lee Lee Chin was born in Indonesia. Oh well.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    That Dubai story is weird. From memory, you buy a 30 day visitor visa on arrival.

    Calli – When I put it up this morning it was mainly meant as a warning to travelling Cats of what could happen if you are unlucky.

    She had just gotten off a long flight with a four year old. When the guy said her visa had expired and she had to get on another flight I suspect she lost it because of the thought of another long flight for the kid. Then one thing led to another.

    The idea that a Dubai customs guy can lock up someone for “possession” of alcohol inside their own body is outrageous.

    The danger is the same for anyone. If you somehow accidentally offend or annoy some tinpot tyrant in customs you could potentially be stuck there for a year or more and screwed for fifty grand like this woman if you blow anything above 0.0. Or any other excuse they can come up with.

  143. Tea Party types were always just plain old racists, they didn’t really care about deficits.

    It’s amazing how grotesque a liar monty is.

  144. Anne

    Yikes! Donne was one of them!

    So was God, Calli.

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I assume you believe the Bible is the complete, inerrant and ultimate authority on all existence.

    Well, there are hundreds of verses supporting a Geocentric design and Zero supporting a Heliocentric one.

  145. Lysander

    Breaking news at Fairfax (sorry… 9):

    Murdoch’s jet stopped at Canberra Airport for refueling and he was caught on camera buying the AFR and SMH. He didn’t pick up the Tele or Oz!

    OMG!!!!

    (This is a legitimate story; I lost the link)

  146. None

    So they found a joint, a toy gun, a leather jacket, a broken tail light and a deck of cards.

    I’ve known a few eX-bikies in my time and I even shared a house with one in my youth. These are no innocents and I fully support initiatives such as that of Strike Force Raptor.

  147. Myrddin Seren

    Saying he is aware of a police investigation into a domestic violence allegation against decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith

    Is Trumball saying he is aware of the leaks against BRS, or is he aware of an actual investigation being undertaken into BRS ? One is not necessarily the same as the other.

    BRS came out pretty strongly denying the allegations of a DV investigation ?

  148. Turnbull declares Roberts-Smith guilty

    Turnbull didn’t say a word, IIRC, while Shorten was being investigated.

  149. Dr Faustus

    My experience is that if you are responsible with where and when you drink the UAE authorities couldn’t care less.

    The biggest issue for foreign travellers is not appearing to be under the influence in public – which, if a complaint is made, will certainly get you into the police/court system pdq in Dubai, or Abu Dhabi.

    It’s just possible that Ms Holman’s “single glass” may have been a slight underestimate.

  150. .

    I’ve known a few eX-bikies in my time and I even shared a house with one in my youth. These are no innocents and I fully support initiatives such as that of Strike Force Raptor.

    What about unexplained wealth laws?

  151. Farmer Gez

    Yikes! Donne was one of them!

    Calli.
    My wife majored in English Lit and studied Donne.
    Downside. Very eloquent when giving me the rounds of the kitchen.

  152. Norman Church

    Rae #2785755, posted on August 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm – Stay tuned for a likely settlement to be paid to Hyphen by Lyin, and a public retraction of what he said.

    I am not on top of the precise detail of what was said. So, help me out. Why hasn’t Senator Ljeyonhelm got a solid defence of qualified privilege for any remarks made outside of Parliament?

    Are you saying that the Hyphen has watertight claim that the remarks were actuated by malice?

  153. testpattern

    Turkish lawyers seek arrest of US service members on Incirlik Air Base

    ‘A group of pro-government lawyers in Turkey have filed charges against several U.S. officers associated with Incirlik Air Base, seeking their arrest for alleged ties to terrorist groups.

    The court papers accuse the American officers and NCOs cited of having connections to the FETO group allegedly run by Gulen and trying to “destroy the constitutional order” of Turkey.

    The 60-page criminal complaint seeks the arrest of Col. John C. Walker, Col. Michael H. Manion, Col. David Eaglen, Col. David Trucksa, Lt. Col. Timothy J. Cook, Lt. Col. Mack R. Coker, and Sgts. Thomas S. Cooper and Vegas M. Clark.’

    https://www.stripes.com/turkish-lawyers-seek-arrest-of-us-servicemembers-on-incirlik-air-base-1.541627

  154. harrys on the boat

    So they found a joint, a toy gun, a leather jacket, a broken tail light and a deck of cards.

    A complete farce. No wonder the police force is held in contempt.

  155. zyconoclast

    Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday lamented that the “American we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of demographic changes in the country that she blamed on illegal and legal immigration.

    Ingraham was reacting to comments from Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who described in a recent podcast interview the way the country has changed over the past few decades, including the decline of the upper-middle class.

    “She’s kind of right in a general sense,” Ingraham said after mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s comments.

    “In some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” Ingraham continued. “Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.

  156. calli

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I assume you believe the Bible is the complete, inerrant and ultimate authority on all existence.

    No I don’t believe that at all. There’s plenty that the Bible doesn’t cover.

    I believe it’s God’s revelation of himself. And his purpose for me, amongst other things.

  157. testpattern

    ‘SHY has given up on her claims against Leyonhjelm’

    Cry havoc and let slip the quolls of phwoar!

  158. Myrddin Seren

    Found it again ! – Space Force seems bi-partisan.

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/387039-amendment-to-slow-space-force-shot-down-in-house-defense-markup

    The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday ( last May ) voted down a proposal that would have slowed the groundwork for President Trump’s desired Space Force.

    …the heads of the strategic forces subcommittee, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) …..Rogers argued that regardless of an upcoming report “there’s still things in space that have to be fixed.”

    and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.),……“I think that any member of this committee who wants to make sure that we avoid a space Pearl Harbor will support the subcommittees’ work on this,” Cooper said.

    A ‘Space Pearl Harbor’ – from the Democrat. That is one to ponder.

  159. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The idea that a Dubai customs guy can lock up someone for “possession” of alcohol inside their own body is outrageous.

    No it’s not. Their country, their culture, their rules.

    Love it or leave.

    And it certainly no more draconian than the outrageous rules in Australia governing driving while supposedly under the affects of drugs.

  160. zyconoclast

    Twitter is planning to accelerate changes to the company’s speech policies after a backlash from its own employees who want the company to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, responding to a critical tweet from a Twitter engineer, said Wednesday he is “not happy” with Twitter’s current policies, which he said need to “evolve.”

    Twitter vice president Del Harvey also sent a company-wide email Wednesday pledging to accelerate Twitter’s efforts to crack down on “dehumanizing hate speech,” in the wake of internal “conversations” about Jones.

    Harvey noted that Twitter also plans to evaluate whether the company needs to better police “off-platform behavior.”

  161. zyconoclast

    A former East Bay college philosophy professor who was charged with four counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon, causing great bodily injury, has taken a deal resulting in three years of probation for an attack at a Berkeley protest last year, court records reveal.

    Eric Clanton had been linked by police to violent assaults with a metal bike lock during a “free speech” rally in Berkeley on April 15, 2017. Before his arrest, Clanton had been “outed” online, on the website 4chan, as someone who used a bike lock to strike a man in the head. The assault was captured in a video clip (below) that drew widespread attention and anger after it was posted on YouTube.

  162. Snoopy

    Cry havoc and let slip the quolls of phwoar!

    Testpattern, your Cat login has been hacked.

  163. None

    A complete farce. No wonder the police force is held in contempt

    no no no you don’t understand Raptor uses a particular strategy to break up as well as prevent bikie gang warfare which is usually responsible for a lot of the drive by shootings around the place. Their modus operandi is to hound these guys and book them for any and every infraction no matter how minor. This raid in itself would have also disrupted a planned blood bath. It’s actually been very successful at bringing some of the worst bikies to heal and even prompting if you to leave the whole bikie culture or together which can only be a good thing because bikie culture is organised crime drugs smuggling women beating rape extortion thuggery etc etc etc with not a few aids and abets of terrorists.

  164. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A few private citizens have their clubhouse raided for smoking a joint and misfiling some paper work. Meanwhile hundreds of tree swingers wreak havoc and no arrests are made.

  165. .

    I don’t like the idea of future crimes, None.

    Change my mind.

  166. None

    I called it I told you SHY was just using the dumb as f*** green voters to raise a bit of cash. She walks away with $60,000k. All in a day’s work. Easy.

  167. testpattern

    ‘your Cat login has been hacked’

    Cyber security is important. I shall keep your secret. I won’t tell any one that your birth name was Blondi, you escaped attempted euthanasia, hid in the Vatican, changed your name and pedigree and jumped on a reffo boat to Oz.

  168. None

    Strike Force Raptor is a New South Wales police outfit. They’ve struck some deals in order to pursue bastards who cross the border into other states, sometimes by asking for changes of law with state governments but they are a New South Wales outfit. The tree swingers are a Victoria Police responsibility.

  169. Habib

    No trees in South Sudan, they’ve burnt them all. A now much-maligned descriptor for PNG highlands denizens is probably more apt.

  170. Dr Faustus

    Politics wins as Turnbull’s flagship energy policy teeters

    Malcolm Turnbull’s flagship energy policy has become a prisoner of politics, thrown into a holding cell for a month or more to learn its fate.

    The Prime Minister has been denied a deal with the states on his National Energy Guarantee, which is meant to increase reliability and reduce emissions, and must try for a second chance in late September.

    Turnbull and Frydenberg have been given homework: demonstrate Coalition party room support and come back to talk to us in September.
    /popcorn.

  171. testpattern

    It seems Trump wants regime change in Iran and wants to replace the old with an old US fave Mojahedin-e Khalq, whose inspirations are –

    ‘a principal antecedent of Islamic socialism the first Islamic socialist, or the first socialist altogether.’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Dhar_al-Ghifari

    and –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Shariati

  172. zyconoclast

    Japan’s royal wedding called off over in-laws’ money trouble

    The reports claim that she [Komuro’s mother] borrowed the cost of her son’s education from her former fiancé and has not yet repaid the money.

    Komuro’s mother has had several face-to-face meetings with the princess’s parents, with Prince Akishino saying that the wedding and the couple’s subsequent life together could be impacted by her reported debts.

  173. Anne

    I believe it’s God’s revelation of himself. And his purpose for me, amongst other things.

    Okay. Thanks for that, Calli.

    I’m finding loads of science in there and hundreds of descriptive verses about the Earth.

  174. Tel

    https://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/08/09/australia-strips-citizenship-from-five-syria-based-islamic-state-terrorists/

    “Fundamentally, citizenship requires allegiance to this country… these five dual-nationals have been acting against Australia’s interests by engaging with terrorism and have effectively chosen to leave the Australian community.”

    Fully agree with Dutton on that one. These guys decided they did not want to be Australians, and Dutton delivered exactly what they requested. Can’t see a problem. I’m guessing their ABC is going to support the terrorists on this.

  175. None

     A MILITARY assault rifle has been seized in raids on the homes of teenagers accused of a series of violent carjackings and armed robberies across Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs.

    you must be an election coming up. Don’t worry the judge’s will let them off after the election.

  176. Boambee John

    dover_beach
    #2785803, posted on August 10, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    Turnbull declares Roberts-Smith guilty

    Turnbull didn’t say a word, IIRC, while Shorten was being investigated.

    Of course not. Brothers under the (political) skin.

    The parliamentary code of Omerta makes the Mafia and OMCGs look like blabbermouths.

  177. None

    I’m finding loads of science in there and hundreds of descriptive verses about the Earth.

    two thirds of the Bible is poetry, most of the New Testament is letters, and the rest is mostly narrative sometimes mixed up with mythology. The books of the Bible are not science textbooks. Even if they were that would be out of date like today’s science textbooks.

  178. Ragu

    Great shame we can’t punch people in all workplaces. Productivity would be through the roof.

    You can. They are called end of year Christmas parties.

  179. cohenite

    Back NEG or face blackouts’, Frydenberg tells states

    Yeah, right; if you believe that you’re either making money from renewables or you’re an idiot.

    2 things need to happen: first, all renewable subsidies must cease; secondly there must be no preference in the grid for renewables.

    Is that complicated?

  180. Boambee John

    Dot at 1543

    What about unexplained wealth laws?

    OK, as long as they are applied to current and former politicians before anyone else can be investigated.

  181. Tel

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-11/islamic-state-fighter-khaled-sharrouf-stripped-of-citizenship/8262268

    Actually, looking at that, even the ABC is unsympathetic. Wow, even for a chance to ding Dutton they won’t support this guy.

  182. duncanm

    TB has noted the NSW climate change action boondoggle.. prompted me to look at their annual reports.

    Did you know NSW taxpayers helped ‘vulnerable households’ to $1.2M in new televisions and $3.5M in new fridges last year?

    Awesome stuff.

  183. cohenite

    I don’t like the idea of future crimes, None.

    Change my mind.

    Islam.

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “zyconoclast
    #2785812, posted on August 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday lamented that the “American we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of demographic changes in the country that she blamed on illegal and legal immigration.

    Ingraham was reacting to comments from Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who described in a recent podcast interview the way the country has changed over the past few decades, including the decline of the upper-middle class.

    “She’s kind of right in a general sense,” Ingraham said after mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s comments.

    “In some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” Ingraham continued. “Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”

    She’s right. Same here, same in the UK, same in Western Europe.

    I wonder how many of us would have voted yes to…..

    Multiculturalism…..with the subsequent result of seeing your own culture trashed

    Importing people who follow a religion that permits the cutting off of a girl’s clitoris, a religion that says it is okay for a 50 year old man to marry a 10 year old, a religion that dresses up woman to look like scary letterboxes out of a Stephen King horror movie, a religion that oozes anti-Semitism, a religion that is currently, both here and elsewhere, mowing down, decapitating and blowing up non-believers. Oh the joy of Islam in society. Oh the joy of multiculturalism.

    Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon Australians. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.

    In many parts of this country it doesn’t seem much like the Australia we knew and loved, does it?

  185. Tel

    Great shame we can’t punch people in all workplaces. Productivity would be through the roof.

  186. John64

    Today’s Mark Knight cartoon in The Hun is no less ‘racist’ than Bill Leak’s cartoon was that caused all the kerfuffle two years ago.

    Just sayin’.

    Now that Kommissar Southpossuminsane is into the final days of his taxpayer funded sinecure, it would seem that the fire has gone out of his belly and he no longer feels the urge to be on Twitter touting for business.

  187. cohenite

    Jordan Peterson and his daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, espouse a meat diet. I must say Ms Peterson looks just fine:

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort/posts/10155866213279370

  188. Boambee John

    None
    #2785826, posted on August 10, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    I called it I told you SHY was just using the dumb as f*** green voters to raise a bit of cash. She walks away with $60,000k. All in a day’s work. Easy.

    Maybe she can use some of it to pay off some of the costs of her outstanding travel “errors”?

  189. Ragu

    What about unexplained wealth laws?

    Win twenty grand at the tack and see how much paper work you need to fill in. What was the vig? Which horse? Which race number? What time was the race? Why did you roll it over? What horse in what race did you make the bet? Who took the bet?

    It goes on and on. Better off trousering the windfall and telling no one.

  190. Mitch M.

    Science explains the flood myth. The time period is very interesting because it coincides with genetic studies indicating huge migrations from the Black Sea region to the ME, Asia, and Europe. What it doesn’t explain is why the American Indians have a flood myth, I thought they migrated earlier than that but perhaps later arrivals carried the myth there or perhaps the Younger Dryas was initiated by an asteroid strike over the Great Lakes, still heavily ice laden at the time and so caused a massive flood, the loss of Clovis culture, and the end of the megafauna.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Gordon Wood fails in $20 million suit against NSW government

    Sam Buckingham-Jones
    Journalist
    12 minutes ago August 10, 2018

    Gordon Wood, former chauffeur and personal assistant to late stockbroker Rene Rivkin, has lost his lawsuit against the State of NSW in which he sued for more than $20 million for “maliciously” prosecuting him over the death of his girlfriend Caroline Byrne.

    Mr Wood, 55, had asked for between $10.4 and $20.8m in “lost earning capacity” from time in jail and damage to his reputation.

    Justice Elizabeth Fullerton this afternoon delivered her findings in the case, 17 months after it was heard.

    “I find a verdict for the defendant,” she said, in a short summary.

    Judge Fullerton criticised Mark Tedeschi QC, who prosecuted Mr Wood.

    “Mr Tedeschi gave evidence that he regarded the course he took as open to him and consistent to his prosecutorial obligations,” she said.

    “Although I identified numerous departures to the approach, and although I regard his explanation as questionable and disingenuous in a number of respects, I did not find … that he knew when he prosecuted he was departing from his legal and ethical obligations.

    “I have regarded that Mr Tedeschi’s persisting lack of insight into the flawed approach.”

    The body of Byrne, a model, was found wedged headfirst in rocks at the base of The Gap, a notorious suicide cliff in Watsons Bay in Sydney’s east, on June 8, 1995.

    An investigation by NSW police ultimately led them to charge Mr Wood with her murder, with a physicist from the University of Sydney testifying she had landed too far from the top of the cliff to have jumped and must have been thrown.

    Mr Wood, now 55, was tried and convicted of Byrne’s murder by a jury in 2008 and spent more than three years behind bars before being acquitted by the Court of Criminal Appeal in 2012.

  192. P

    Turnbull and Frydenberg have been given homework:
    demonstrate Coalition party room support and come back to talk to us in September.

    Or: Friedandburned it may be.

  193. John Constantine

    BRU buru energy working at showing us that there is still onshore oil potential in Australia in newer provinces.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180810/pdf/43x77s8b450wp0.pdf

    If only hydraulic fracturing had been nicknamed “Earth Kisses”.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Theyvreally should just take them out and shoot them

    I’d volunteer for the firing party, and supply my own rifle and ammunition.

  195. Myrddin Seren

    A MILITARY assault rifle has been seized in raids on the homes of teenagers accused of a series of violent carjackings and armed robberies across Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs.

    I was just saying to the Good Lady Wife his week – the cultural enrichment of Melbournabad won’t be complete until the Afro-Aussies of Sudanese origin get ther hands on AK-47s, like back in the Old Country.

    And here we are….

  196. None

    Maybe she can use some of it to pay off some of the costs of her outstanding travel “errors”?

    Er no it shpuld be tefunded to donators. She has already stolen from Australians by means of her travel errors she shouldn’t be getting the people she stole from to pay themselves back.

  197. Elle

    In many parts of this country it doesn’t seem much like the Australia we knew and loved, does it?

    Hi Cassie. About 15 years ago I was working in an area that covered Lakemba. Went to grab a coffee in my break on the main drag of Lakemba. I forgot I had a necklace on with my Star of David on it. A grubby little Muslim man spit at my feet and called me a filthy J*w. I’d be lucky to get out of there now with my head intact!

    There are indeed no-go zones for some, as Lauren Southern found out.

    Here in the eastern suburbs of Sydney the veiled ones can come – they come to Bondi and its surrounds – without any harassment. When I say veiled ones, I don’t mean the ones wearing the full catastrophe.

  198. Makka

    AUD has just broken through the 2017 low. If it closes the week down here then odds very good we’ll see 60 something within a few months.

  199. Boambee John

    None at 1643

    I was being sarcastic!

  200. cohenite

    Science explains the flood myth. The time period is very interesting because it coincides with genetic studies indicating huge migrations from the Black Sea region to the ME, Asia, and Europe.

    That is about the same time as the Younger Dryas which ushered in the interglacial. Due to the huge melt oceans were flushed with fresh water with consequent interruption of ocean currents and movement of heat. A Heinrich event occurred with global temperature dropping about 10C in less than a century. The YD ended with a D-O event where temperature rose by up to 15C in 50 years. Fun times.

  201. Chris

    *spat

    I imagine Tim Southpossumarse leapt to your defense and charged the spitter for offending you?

  202. duncanm

    Myrddin Seren
    #2785860, posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I was just saying to the Good Lady Wife his week – the cultural enrichment of Melbournabad won’t be complete until the Afro-Aussies of Sudanese origin get ther hands on AK-47s

    Fact check plausible

  203. John Constantine

    ATA, atc alloys, had 140 million shares on issue.

    I don’t hold, or tip, just remark that their solution to being out of capital and a few issues is simple.

    Issue 18 Billion new shares at the bare min. tenth of a cent.

    For the company to move now from .1 of a cent to .2 of a cent means the market has to see 18 million dollars of value created. Dunno how that happens.

    Sign of the times.

  204. cohenite

    Hi Cassie. About 15 years ago I was working in an area that covered Lakemba. Went to grab a coffee in my break on the main drag of Lakemba. I forgot I had a necklace on with my Star of David on it. A grubby little Muslim man spit at my feet and called me a filthy J*w. I’d be lucky to get out of there now with my head intact!

    Look what happened to liz hayes:

  205. Makka

    Er no it shpuld be tefunded to donators.

    Why? Stupid Greens and feminaziz support her, they deserve to be ripped off for being such idiots as to back the land whale. I hope she keeps the dough and her supporters raise a massive stink about it. Just desserts all round.

  206. .

    Mitch

    Have you watched Randall Carlson on Joe “Woah” Rogan?

  207. John Constantine

    The point of the ATA issue is that original shareholders are evaporated to under a percent of the restructured company unless they tip in fresh cash.

  208. Ragu

    AUD has just broken through the 2017 low. If it closes the week down here then odds very good we’ll see 60 something within a few months.

    JC predicted a scenario about a year ago, can’t remember exactly as I’ve had a few hangovers since then. But basically the disaster scenario was that we have become such an insular economy of no value that we would be priced accordingly. 50cents was his floor.

  209. .

    The bible and other religious narratives are “cultural memories” to some extent.

  210. None

    I was being sarcastic!

    sorry

  211. Rae

    I am not on top of the precise detail of what was said.

    Then, if you are really interested, you should do a little research. It’s easy to find.

    So is information on “qualified privilege”, but I suspect you have already looked that up. I would be very surprised if it can be applied in this instance.

  212. cohenite

    Ben Roberts-Smith vigorously denies Fairfax allegations

    Paul Maley The Australian August 10, 2018

    Australia’s most decorated war hero, Ben Roberts-Smith, has issued a defiant statement denying allegations of domestic violence and attacking what he described as a “malicious’’ and unfounded campaign of character assassination.

    Mr Roberts-Smith said he “unequivocally’’ denied Fairfax Media reports today that he had been the subject of a domestic violence complaint following a function in Canberra’s Parliament House on March 28, 2016.

    According to Fairfax, the incident was reported to the police.

    Mr Roberts-Smith described the story as “a catalogue of lies, fabrications and misrepresentations’’.

    “It is the culmination of many months of malicious and highly damaging allegations, all of which will be vigorously defended,’’ Mr Roberts Smith said. “I do want to say today that I unequivocally deny any physical abuse of any woman at any time ever, and that I have not at any stage been interviewed by Police about any purported complaint by any woman.’’

    Mr Roberts-Smith is Australia’s most decorated war veteran having won the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest bravery honour, and the Medal for Gallantry, both for his service in Afghanistan while serving as a trooper with the elite SASR.

    Fairfax also accused Mr Roberts-Smith of bullying, abuse of Afghan detainees and of assaulting another SASR operator following a friendly fire incident.

    It came as the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force neared the end of his two-year secret investigation into allegations members of Australia’s Special Forces community breached the laws of war during the decade-long fight in Afghanistan.

    Mr Roberts-Smith, who now works as General Manager for the Seven Network in Queensland, said he was deeply troubled that “alleged evidence’’ given to the IGADF inquiry had been leaked.

    “Not only is it illegal, it is unfair to people who haven’t given evidence and it has the potential to undermine the fairness of the inquiry,’’ he said. “If and when I am given the opportunity to defend each specific allegation, I am very confident that direct witnesses will categorically demonstrate the falsity of them all.”

    Like I said, the big guy should sue, hyphenated name or not.

  213. None

    Makka

    #2785877, posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    yeah you can almost convince me of that but now I’m thinking John’s idea might not be so bad after all: it should be forcibly confiscated and repaid to the collector of public monies. That should really piss off the lot of them.

  214. Mitch M.

    Mitch
    Have you watched Randall Carlson on Joe “Woah” Rogan?

    No. Please explain.

  215. .

    He’s a big proponent of the younger dryas being initiated by a very violent change. His explanations of the scab land features are convincing. The magnitude of th floods he mentions are mind blowing. As in the pyramids, if built before then, would have been partially submerged.

  216. None

    Yes I agree that Ben s-r should sue but it is also unfair that he should incur costs in order to do so. Malicious allegations cost nothing to make and yet cost many innocent people time, money and sometimes livelihoods or even their lives to defend. I was even uncomfortable when the Daily Telegraph rushed to condemn rush and only now have found somebody willing to stick up to their story and the courts are allowing them to justify slander after the fact.

  217. Makka

    Lots of scenarios Ragu. With the AUD decline exporters do well with expenses in Oz and sales in USD. So some silver linings.

    This story has as much to to with a strengthening USD as with a weaker Aus dollar. As long as the US economy keeps strengthening, our dollar will decline. The scenario that I think is more important to us is when the big speculators start really piling in to the USD (by selling their holding currencies). By this I mean the big Asian and Euro Banks, national Treasuries and financial houses. That creates a demand and clamor for USD’s which can self feed into a spiral of much higher USD as USD debts must be serviced in USD of course.

    We are already insignificant in that respect.

  218. .

    Mitch

    Carlson says the cataclysm(s) (at least one) was initiated by taurid meteor showers.

  219. Woolfe

    Got a like from David for my tweet:

    Les Deplorables
    @woolfe

    @DavidLeyonhjelm Looks like @SkyNewsAust and #BenRobertsSmith are finding out the hard way you cannot appease the left. Escalate always escalate, never apologise.

  220. Mitch M.

    He’s a big proponent of the younger dryas being initiated by a very violent change. His explanations of the scab land features are convincing. The magnitude of th floods he mentions are mind blowing. As in the pyramids, if built before then, would have been partially submerged.

    The evidence is very strong. It caused me to think that the reason we don’t find alien civilisations is because eventually some global catastrophe will happen. So the Bible is right on that score: the apocalypse is inevitable.

  221. Tel

    Mugshots of Antifa scoundrels; pretty they aren’t:

    Bottom row, red t-shirt must surely be Alice Cooper without the makeup. Am I right?

  222. H B Bear

    Gordon Wood fails in $20 million suit against NSW government

    Gordon’s earning capacity would have fallen dramatically when Rene Rivkin dropped off the twig and the market price for oiled up young men fell off a cliff (no pun intended – OK maybe it was)

  223. Elle

    I imagine Tim Southpossumarse leapt to your defense and charged the spitter for offending you?

    Nup. Tim Mouthfullofvowels was still in nappies 15 years ago.

  224. rickw

    AUD has just broken through the 2017 low. If it closes the week down here then odds very good we’ll see 60 something within a few months.

    JC predicted a scenario about a year ago, can’t remember exactly as I’ve had a few hangovers since then. But basically the disaster scenario was that we have become such an insular economy of no value that we would be priced accordingly. 50cents was his floor.

    Love it !!!!

  225. notafan

    oh no not the bible as a self interpreting science encyclopedia again

    No it isn’t

    And well said ,None

  226. testpattern

    ‘the apocalypse is inevitable’

    We shall have to wait for the next Jurassic sequel. I took the kids to see Fallen Kingdom last weekend, surround sound, no escape. That evil little girl must have reptilian dna and will almost certainly grow up to be Julie Bishop in the next sequel.

  227. rickw

    Myrddin Seren
    #2785860, posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I was just saying to the Good Lady Wife his week – the cultural enrichment of Melbournabad won’t be complete until the Afro-Aussies of Sudanese origin get ther hands on AK-47s

    Fact check plausible

    Quite a fresh looking one to. Suggests a recent import rather than something cobbled together.

    Where there’s one, there’s many.

    Australia’s bloody lesson in the danger of gun control locked and loaded!

  228. old bloke

    Elle
    #2785865, posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Cassie. About 15 years ago I was working in an area that covered Lakemba. Went to grab a coffee in my break on the main drag of Lakemba. I forgot I had a necklace on with my Star of David on it. A grubby little Muslim man spit at my feet and called me a filthy J*w. I’d be lucky to get out of there now with my head intact!

    Don’t go there when they are having their peaceful parades.

  229. calli

    Nota, thank goodness it isn’t a drinking game. 🙂

  230. testpattern

    Graphite, Graphene and uses in submarine hunting

    ‘3D Printed Sensor Mimics Seal Whiskers to Detect Underwater Vortices’

    https://3dprint.com/200631/3d-printed-sensor-seal-whiskers/

    ‘Bio-mimicking the underwater sensors has tremendous potential in soft robotics, under water exploration and human interfaces. Pinniped are semiaquatic carnivores that use their whiskers to sense food by tracking the vortices left by potential prey. To detect and track the vortices inside the water, a fully 3D printed pinniped inspired multi-material whisker sensor is fabricated and characterized.’

    https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/soro.2016.0069?journalCode=soro

    There’ll be more of this. First Graphene [formerly First Graphite], Talga, Syrah well positioned. Balama deserves special attention and strategic investment support from institutions. The recent attacks in Cabo Delgado by headchoppers have introduced a new element of sovereign risk and Moz may go bankrupt if it doesn’t go ahead. SASR have done scoping in East Africa in preparation for scenarios in which Australians are held hostage, Moz is a priority now.

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yes I agree that Ben s-r should sue but it is also unfair that he should incur costs in order to do so.

    A fairly wealthy citizen has indicated he will be meeting Ben Roberts – Smiths legal costs.

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