Wednesday Forum: August 15, 2018

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  1. calli

    You may have missed the bit about the young lady I’m cooking for having a horrible auto-immune illness that is alleviated by a vegan diet. She has made remarkable progress over the past six months.

    It has been an interesting exercise doing the research on what to cook.

    If she was a virtue signaller, I’d tell her to bring her own. Like the “gluten intolerant” ones who secretly snack on the sweet bickies when they think I’m not looking. Grrrrr…

  2. stackja

    Eyrie
    #2790689, posted on August 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    A Pinochet will do.

    Yes. But many leftists untouched.

  3. Myrddin Seren

    So just who are these irresponsible people chucking plastic around, making a mess and seeing the rest of us punished with bag, straw and goodness knows what next bans ?

    Hippy Pot Heads.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  4. stackja

    Chris
    #2790695, posted on August 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    Or a Lee Kuan Yew.

    Yes. Where to look?

  5. Geriatric Mayfly

    Mayo on her hind trotters, wants the Abo flag in the House chamber. Two flags two nations.

  6. A Lurker

    Or a Julius Caesar?

    Q. Who in Australia would be prepared to cross the Rubicon?

  7. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    China and Turkey both imploding at an unprecedented rate of knots.

    A huge global correction is coming and we are going down.

    Better import a million third worlders or those GDP numbers are going to look very sick.

  8. Zyconoclast

    Sentence cut for mum who killed three of her kids by driving into lake

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/sentence-cut-for-mum-who-killed-three-of-her-kids-by-driving-into-lake-20180816-p4zxsb.html

    BLM were not present or available for comment.

  9. notafan

    I don’t think we will get a Franco-there simply were not enough middle class progressives in Spain before the war, but also lots of lots of factory workers and peasants who thought socialism/communism actually worked.

    Reading homage to Catalonia atm and Orwell is saying how wonderful co-operative decision making is in the militias

    Doubting that works when men are in an actual battle, myself.

    Besides which Franco badly impeded Spanish economic growth by nationalizing industries, like a Dan Andrews or a Hugo Chavez. .

  10. pete m

    Turkey is but a blip in world economic terms. Who cares if they go over a cliff?

    China – rounding up a few pot heads and religious whackos will not affect their economy. Sure they are copping a blood nose from Trump but that will be good for them in the long run – stop stealing IP and actually work hard yourselves to invent, or pay licence. World economy suffers if 1 country gets away like that.

    Immigration – seems no stopping the planes flying in students and others who then overstay and get residency. How can this be solved one wonders ….

  11. Zyconoclast

    The pros and cons of travelling alone: Why my addiction to travel keeps me single

    http://www.traveller.com.au/the-pros-and-cons-of-travelling-alone-why-my-addiction-to-travel-keeps-me-single-h13zry#ixzz5OJVxsNXn

    As for why I’m still single, there are, of course, a plethora of possible reasons aside from the fact that I’ve been away so much. I’m restless and stubborn. I talk too much during movies. And until very recently, I had no idea that it was considered rude to recline one’s plane seat.

    But say, for argument’s sake, that I’m without a boyfriend because all those travels made me miss the proverbial boat. Was it worth it? I really couldn’t say. Ending up a childless, penniless spinster is a prospect that quietly haunts me. But the insatiable thrill of getting back on another plane is apparently a price I’m willing to pay.

  12. testpattern

    ‘Two flags two nations’

    Three flags 300 Nations.

    Make a submission to the interim report on constitutional recognition or shut the fuck up racist blowfly

    Good ol’ Collingwood foreeeever –

    Country Women’s Association of Victoria
    Collingwood Branch

    ‘To the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Dear Sirs/Madams
    We fully endorse the Uluru Statement from the heart of the National Constitutional Convention and all recommendations provided in the 2017 Referendum Council report. We honour the thousands of years of human history of this continent and acknowledge that the Australian story began long before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. We believe that it’s appropriate and just that our constitutional framework and political institutions recognise this.’

    file:///D:/Uluru%20statement%20support%20(1).pdf

  13. Speedbox

    Turkey has used cheap money to build houses, roads, and shopping malls all over the country.

    The President, Erdoğan, is a strongman type with big plans and hopes to spend a further US$1 trillion (an amount greater than the entire Turkish annual GDP) on bridges, canals, and even a third airport for Istanbul.

    Good luck with that. Turkey already has nearly half a trillion dollars in external debt (that it struggles to repay*) and I have no doubt that the next few years will be painful for the Turks as Erdoğan eventually stiffs the foreign creditors.

    *the devaluation of the Turkish lira in recent days will severely exacerbate that problem.

    (remember when a trillion dollars was a incredible amount – almost beyond comprehension).

  14. Mother Lode

    bag, straw and goodness knows what next bans ?

    A story at Drudge suggests balloons are next.

  15. Q. What happens when the plebeian and popular zeitgeist moves to the Nationalist Right, but the political class (government/media/academia/big business) stubbornly adheres to the Globalist Left?

    Refusal to move with the wishes of peasants results in politicians moving to one extreme or the other.
    “Populist” politicians cause a gradual move to the wishes of the electorate.

    Witness pre-war France: “At least Hitler is doing something.” Because their own pollies were so detached from their needs, they would put up with anything.

  16. Mother Lode

    Mayo on her hind trotters, wants the Abo flag in the House chamber. Two flags two nations.

    Since the Australian flag represents Aborigines as much as the rest of us, it would be very poor form to then promote a tiny sliver of the population as entitled to additional recognition.

    Being stupid, I fully expect the thing to be done.

    Labor and the Libs will mill about room again, falling into each others flailing arms and drenching each others’ shoulder pads with warm salty tears of virtue.

    Idiots all.

  17. China and Turkey both imploding at an unprecedented rate of knots.

    China will have the additional problem of a few hundred million pit ponies who have been shown the light.

  18. cohenite

    Ending up a childless, penniless spinster is a prospect that quietly haunts me.

    Get a dog, play the stock market.

  19. C.L.

    Mayo on her hind trotters, wants the Abo flag in the House chamber.

    I’m sensing another Great Bipartisan Moment, perhaps ending with Josh Frydenberg embracing an Aborigine in possum skins. Or Frydenberg might be in possum skins. Who can say these days?

  20. John Constantine

    Their caliph erdogan has somehow managed to get the most vulnerable eurofilth banks to bet everything the caliphate will repay them.

    Massive remittances from the caliphate diaspora flow weekly from Europe to Turkey.

    Even after erdogan breaks the banks of Europe, he has millions of military age turks garrisoned in Europe, supplied by the European taxpayer.

    Never been a scam like it in the history of the world.

  21. Not Uh oh

    Mother Lode
    #2790737, posted on August 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    Mayo on her hind trotters, wants the Abo flag in the House chamber. Two flags two nations.

    I guess the name ‘Australia’ will have have to be changed too.

  22. H B Bear

    China will have the additional problem of a few hundred million pit ponies who have been shown the light.

    China is the greatest economic experiment the world has ever seen across history. If they don’t get it right things will be beyond ugly for everyone.

  23. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Turkey is but a blip in world economic terms. Who cares if they go over a cliff?

    China – rounding up a few pot heads and religious whackos will not affect their economy. Sure they are copping a blood nose from Trump but that will be good for them in the long run – stop stealing IP and actually work hard yourselves to invent, or pay licence. World economy suffers if 1 country gets away like that.

    Look you obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

    That’s okay. We live in the most ignorant time in history. You have many friends.

  24. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Chinese P2P lending is in crisis.

    Local governments are defaulting.

    We are about to witness the greatest economic calamity in history.

  25. Never been a scam like it in the history of the world.

    CAGW?
    Roonables?

  26. Speedbox

    China will have the additional problem of a few hundred million pit ponies who have been shown the light.

    I can’t help but wonder whether the crackdowns in China, which are seemingly growing in intensity, are a response by the Party to the realization they have gone ‘too far’ in allowing their hybrid ‘communist capitalism’.

    After all, there are now tens of millions of Chinese who have accumulated money, own businesses and worse, travel to the ‘indulgent’ West. When those same people return to China, they are restricted in their outspoken thoughts or actions. I know it is only a small part of the population to date but President Xi does not take kindly to dissent.

  27. We are about to witness the greatest economic calamity in history.

    A great time to close power stations. They cost money, heh?

  28. testpattern

    ‘Their caliph erdogan’

    I say we slap tariffs on them til they cough up Prakash. If that doesn’t work we slap tariffs on Fiji and Cambodia.

  29. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    All you need to know about the current economic state of the world is that the Boomers are desperately trying to hold it all together before they cash out and let it all burn.

    How long can they push it?

  30. Speedbox

    Absolutely IT. Chinese financials in some sectors are looking decidedly shaky. I have heard it suggested that the Central Government is specifically allowing some of those local (State backed) enterprises/Local Governments to default as a sort of ‘symbolic warning’ to others within China about the twin evil lure of cheap money and over-spending.

    A recent article in Bloomberg said:

    The Communist Party recently renewed its pledge to prevent and control financial risk, calling it a pivotal challenge for the next three years. As the financial system opens further to foreign firms, a debt-to-GDP ratio that’s heading towards more than 320 percent by 2022 stands as the main danger.

    “Even its own propaganda machine admits that this is such a serious problem that Beijing doesn’t expect there to be any solution in anything less than three years,” said Pauline Loong, managing director at research firm Asia-Analytica in Hong Kong. “Financial instability is the core problem. Solve that and you ease pressure on capital outflows, complications from deleveraging, weaknesses in smaller banks.”

    Interesting times ahead.

  31. Speedbox

    Boomers are desperately trying to hold it all together before they cash out and let it all burn.

    Yep, damn straight. Just a few more years then I’m out of here and the rest of you can make your own arrangements in the Peoples Democratic Republic Of Australia under President Shorten.

  32. Top Ender

    We live in the most ignorant time in history.

    Cruel but fair.

    Amuse yourself by asking an under 30:

    – to name the planets going outwards from the Sun

    – who Florence Nightingale was

    – what Magna Carta broadly gave us

    – how old Earth is

    – what killed Marie Curie

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    – who was Richard Nixon

    Minutes of harmless but educational fun.

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    Solar?

  34. Leigh Lowe

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    Turning the key and pressing the right hand pedal?

  35. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    WD-40 and a push start.

  36. wivenhoe

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    Duhh, what is an internal combustion engine, is that one of those windmill things?

  37. Makka

    Wrapping up his speech that was highly critical of Trump, Cuomo said, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”

    To be plastered on a constant loop ad on all the MSM networks, every cinema in the country and the podcast played on every radio station in the US. I cannot think of a better soundbite to showcase the disgusting Dems.

  38. Roger

    – what Magna Carta broadly gave us

    I dunno…who is Magna Carta Broadly, anyway?

  39. wivenhoe

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work
    Duhh,

    what is an internal combustion engine, is that one of those windmill things? Posted too soon, was meant to finish with…They seem to internally combust on a regular basis.

  40. lotocoti

    who is Magna Carta Broadly, anyway?

    Magnus Wossaname.

  41. wivenhoe

    I dunno…who is Magna Carta Broadly, anyway?

    Not entirely sure, maybe the older sister of Magna Subasnky?(spelling).

  42. wivenhoe

    I dunno…who is Magna Carta Broadly, anyway?
    Not entirely sure, maybe the older sister of Magna Subasnky?(spelling).

    Is this where I run for cover to avoid the incoming?

  43. .

    China’s basically started to do QE as a response.

    Interesting times indeed.

  44. John Constantine

    China could always follow australias lead and import all the Africans they already own into china, saving the chinese economy by the strength of Gross Demand Growth.

  45. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Without American soybeans China will starve to death.

  46. .

    Top Ender
    #2790777, posted on August 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    We live in the most ignorant time in history.

    Cruel but fair.

    Amuse yourself by asking an under 30:

    – to name the planets going outwards from the Sun

    – who Florence Nightingale was

    – what Magna Carta broadly gave us

    – how old Earth is

    – what killed Marie Curie

    – in basic terms what makes an internal combustion engine work

    – who was Richard Nixon

    Minutes of harmless but educational fun.

    I like that list; also that 8th grad exam from 1890 or whenever.

  47. BrettW

    Criminal cartel charges laid against ACT CFMMEU and it secretary Jason O’ Mara. Via MikeSmithNews.

    About time and hope it sticks.

    Any minute now Brendon’ O’ Connor will issue a press release deploring the AFP being involved in a witch hunt against the thugs in his brothers Union.

  48. calli

    Arky, could you rip down that join and biscuit dowel a new, outer rail? If the inner timber is sound, why change it? It also has all the bracket housings (by the look of it) chiselled out already.

    Jez is a great name for a red car. Unless you call her Miss Scarlett.

    See? Someone gives a damn. 😃

  49. calli

    You’ll need green damask upholstery if she’s to be Scarlett. Plus really big tassels.

  50. Mark from Melbourne

    Masterful, Arky.

    I particularly like how you explained that a cross-member goes, well, across.

  51. Death Giraffe

    Bless you Calli.
    I might just laminate it with screws and resin.
    My original idea was to make up a whole new piece from solid ash.
    But that isn’t how it was originally.

  52. Death Giraffe

    I particularly like how you explained that a cross-member goes, well, across

    ..
    Make yourself useful and go watch the neurologist video three more times.
    It’s on 497 views and I want to clock 500.

  53. zyconoclast

    Canberra education system set for 10-year overhaul in move to ‘personalised learning’
    Future school timetables may not have maths or English classes, but rather “critical thinking” and “creativity”.

    In announcing the Future of Education strategy, acting school improvement director Kris Willis said it was “time for change” in education.

    “Facts and figures once held as paramount in classrooms, and knowing facts and figures, is no longer relevant in today’s society,” he said.

    Standardised tests are set for an overhaul too. For now, tests like NAPLAN and the Secondary School Certificate offer an “autopsy” of student learning.

    But instead of filing into a gym hall to write in silence under a ticking clock, the ACT Government wants to leverage big data to keep a “minute-to-minute” pulse on how students are learning.

    “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if at any point along their educational journey, students were able to get really responsive feedback? Technology needs to enhance learning,” Mr Willis said.

  54. Death Giraffe

    Facts and figures once held as paramount in classrooms, and knowing facts and figures, is no longer relevant in today’s society,” he said.

    ..
    Already four or five years behind asian nations in maths.
    We are totally screwed.
    Forget training our own doctors and scientists in any great numbers from now on, we are history as a nation.
    It is over.

  55. wivenhoe

    “Facts and figures once held as paramount in classrooms, and knowing facts and figures, is no longer relevant in today’s society,” he said.

    Good grief!!!, as someone here often says, Stick a fork in it, it’s dead.

  56. Mark from Melbourne

    Make yourself useful and go watch the neurologist video three more times.
    It’s on 497 views and I want to clock 500.

    Not sure it works that way… because I just watched it (again!) and the views haven’t moved!

  57. Death Giraffe

    I just noticed I pronounce “with” as “wif” when under stress.
    Is there Labor preselection somewhere in my fewcha?

  58. Death Giraffe

    Not sure it works that way… because I just watched it (again!) and the views haven’t moved!

    ..
    Yeah. From your point of view it takes two days to update most recent views.
    From my dashboard I see each new view as it happens.
    Also where you live and what you had for lunch.

  59. Mark from Melbourne

    Is there Labor preselection somewhere in my fewcha?

    Too slim and good looking for that.

  60. Mark from Melbourne

    Yeah. From your point of view it takes two days to update most recent views.

    In which case I have just achieved your goal.

    Ham and cheese sammich, plus a hard boiled egg.

  61. Some History

    Tobacco smuggling bust finds $1 million in Templestowe home

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/tobacco-smuggling-bust-finds-1-million-in-templestowe-home-20180816-p4zxqx.html

    Problem entirely created by greedy, stupid government – eye-wateringly high extortionate tobacco taxes, egged on by the “public health” unintelligentsia.

    https://imgur.com/kiwWBhk

  62. Myrddin Seren

    Facts and figures once held as paramount in classrooms, and knowing facts and figures, is no longer relevant in today’s society,” he said.

    Which is we we have a proliferation of three-year degree journalism courses.

  63. Elle

    Big G, I can’t believe I watched that all the way through! I think it was your dulcet kiwi tones that had me mesmerized.

  64. Roger

    Jezebel?!

    Clementine, surely.

  65. Elle

    My best (gay) friend’s name is Jez. He’s buff as, with a spectacular tan!

  66. zyconoclast

    MasterCard shuts down Robert Spencer’s Patreon account, offers no explanation.

    Robert Spencer, best selling author and director of Jihad Watch, has had his Patreon account disabled. Mr Spencer sent out a Tweet earlier today explaining:

  67. Death Giraffe

    Big G, I can’t believe I watched that all the way through!

    ..
    I can’t believe unyone does, ut huz bin up only 45 minutes and already 25 of yiz have.
    Ut us very stressful being under pressure to produce a new video of Model A restoration perfection every day or two.

  68. H B Bear

    Tobacco smuggling bust finds $1 million in Templestowe home.

    Agile. Innovative.

  69. Death Giraffe

    #2790839, posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm
    Jezebel?!

    Clementine, surely.

    ..
    She’s too pretty to call her that.

  70. Elle

    Big G, I also flew here from the land of the long white cloud. Kia ora, Bro.

  71. calli

    Also, she isn’t orange.

    If you go with Clementine, you’ll have to put a decal of yours truly on the right wing.

  72. Mark from Melbourne

    Clementine, surely.

    Van?

  73. zyconoclast

    A CNN contributor who also writes for a Pakistani newspaper says that people who criticize Muslims and their political agenda in the West are participating in “domestic terrorism.”

    In one a series of short commentaries on the issue, Zakaria said the censorship of pure speech, which would have been unconstitutional had the social media behemoths not been unregulated commercial enterprises, was important to recognizing “nativist, nationalist and white supremacist hate speech as a form of terrorism.”

  74. Elle

    I think the rear end of a bus already has Clem’s name on it.

  75. Tobacco smuggling bust finds $1 million in Templestowe home.

    450 such busts and we can give another one of Trumble’s mates a grant.

  76. John Constantine

    Their abc, having removed the social licence to operate from glyphosate are now preaching from their bully pulpit that councils can use hot water steam to kill weeds by steamburns instead of giving weeds cancer with glyphosate.

    No council can stand against their social licence being withdrawn.

    Comrades.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here’s one for Some History.

    Weight gain after smoking cessation linked to increased short-term diabetes risk

    People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    “It’s been known that quitters may have an elevated risk of developing diabetes or worsening glucose tolerance in the first few years after quitting, and this may discourage smokers from quitting,” said Qi Sun, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and senior author of the study. “But our study shows that it is the weight change after quitting that determines diabetes risk—so as long as quitters minimize their weight gain, their diabetes risk will not increase and, over the long run, is reduced.”

    There you go, smoking to control weight has benefits (which about a billion schoolgirls have independently discovered). Very interesting if vaping or patches do so without the carcinogens in tobacco smoke.

  78. jupes

    Amuse yourself by asking an under 30:

    Amuse yourself even more by asking the over 30s who are running this country:

    Is it cheaper to generate electricity by coal or intermittents?

    What is more important a UN treaty or electricity prices?

    Are you racist if you oppose Muslim immigration?

    Can women perform every job as well as men?

    What is more important – prosecuting the Taliban or prosecuting our own soldiers?

    Does free speech trump “hate” speech?

    I could go on, but you get the idea.

    You don’t get any stupider than these clowns.

  79. Tobacco smuggling bust finds $1 million in Templestowe home.

    How many of these do we need to pay for the un-powered submarines?
    Struggling with the numbers.

  80. H B Bear

    Their abc, having removed the social licence to operate from glyphosate are now preaching from their bully pulpit that councils can use hot water steam to kill weeds by steamburns instead of giving weeds cancer with glyphosate.

    Practically every council that has tried that has abandoned it as it is not as effective and more labour intensive (read expensive). Their ALPBC must have been talking to their mates at Yarraville etc again.

  81. Gab

    I quite like Miss Scarlet as Calli suggested.

  82. Tel

    Social Distortion = Socialist Distortion

  83. Death Giraffe

    Councils won’t have to weed in the coming dystopian future when we eat dandelions and stuff our shirts with foliage to keep warm.

  84. Empire 5:5

    Was Get Pell the mother of all distraction squirrels?

    According to Laporta, it is not by chance that at the same time as Milone resigned, Cardinal George Pell was being investigated on allegations of sexual abuse for events that had occurred forty years ago. Someone was trying to divert attention from the Peter’s Pence story, and at the same time was indirectly reassuring all subjects potentially involved in the scandal that silence would be maintained.

    https://onepeterfive.com/obama-benedict-abdication/

  85. Geriatric Mayfly

    Been into the Roundup today, local medical centre on Code Blue. Have no idea whether my efforts will work, but I have a big issue with invasive elm tree roots. They seem to travel for miles, and naturally make a bee line for garden beds, which get favoured treatment especially in summer. Tracing them back as far as I can dig without an infarction, I have been painting the cut-off tips with the carcinogen, even burying the deep ones in salt. Needless to say they will be back next year.

  86. RobK

    BoN,
    If our electricity generating policy continues on its hopeless present course, what do you think might be the odds of a coal gasification plant fueling a gas turbine to fill in some fast response to wobbly RE? I dont mean insitu gasification but a town gas accumulator like days of old and an open cycle turbine as a cheap capex filler whilst the nerds figure out that their plan is a lemon. Energy prices will go up so at some point the RET will be covered in the price.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mary or Jessie since she’s bound to hold up lots of drivers on the highway.
    I’d favour ‘Mary’ as she went around with Captain Thunderbolt.
    OTOH if Fred Ward had thought of the name ‘Death Giraffe’ I’m sure he’d’ve instantly adopted it.

  88. Death Giraffe

    If you want to name a car you have to pick a name that works immediately after you skin your knuckles, drop a gearbox on your foot or propel red hot flakes of metal into your eyeball.
    “Miss Scarlett” doesn’t cut it under those circumstances.

  89. Baldrick

    I’d go with a temperamental ‘Ginger’ Arky.

  90. Mark from Melbourne

    Ginger works for me…

  91. Empire 5:5

    Death Giraffe
    #2790877, posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    If you want to name a car you have to pick a name that works immediately after you skin your knuckles, drop a gearbox on your foot or propel red hot flakes of metal into your eyeball.
    “Miss Scarlett” doesn’t cut it under those circumstances.

    Dear Master Giraffe

    Many thanks for finally answering a question, one which has bemused me since childhood.

    Why do otherwise wealthy and wise men name their expensive and maintenance intensive toys, like boats and planes, in honour of their spouses?

    Yours faithfully
    Empire

  92. Death Giraffe

    “Goddamn it, you bloody ginger swine of a thing, damn your eyes, damn damn damn Arrrrrrrfghhhhh. Ahhhg Arrg Arrrg.”.
    Yeah, that could work.

  93. Quick question folks:

    Is Rabz still around?

  94. Harlequin Decline

    Death Giraffe
    #2790877, posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    If you want to name a car you have to pick a name that works immediately after you skin your knuckles, drop a gearbox on your foot or propel red hot flakes of metal into your eyeball.
    “Miss Scarlett” doesn’t cut it under those circumstances.

    Why not Scar as short for-

    Scar tissue
    Is car ( foreign accent helps)
    Scarlett

  95. RobK

    Practically every council that has tried that
    My son lives in Bassendean, Perth. That inner city disease caught on last year. I’ve watched them in operation. Just waiting for someone to get scoulded or etched by a water jet.
    Meanwhile, I’ve been setting up a weedwiper behind a 12′ steel roller to knock off some regrowth on my pastures. That will enable me to apply roundup to the shrubbery without killing the pasture. It will work ok even in windy weather.

  96. Roger

    If you want to name a car you have to pick a name that works immediately after you skin your knuckles, drop a gearbox on your foot or propel red hot flakes of metal into your eyeball.

    Flivver!

  97. Makka

    Old and fake news from the MSM mUnty. They have already lost control.

  98. Empire 5:5

    Catastrophic news!

    Fake news!

  99. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Quick question folks:

    Is Rabz still around?

    Strange, I was thinking it’s been a while since we heard from you.

  100. Bruce in WA

    Their abc, having removed the social licence to operate from glyphosate are now preaching from their bully pulpit that councils can use hot water steam to kill weeds by steamburns instead of giving weeds cancer with glyphosate.

    Created by the workers carrying solar hot water heaters on their back, one fervently hopes!!

  101. JC

    Rabz.

    Come on down, you’ve got the fourth car for the week.

  102. cohenite

    UK: Westminster vehicular jihadi is Muslim migrant Salih Khater, cops still trying to establish motive
    Aug 15, 2018 6:24 am By Robert Spencer.

    Let’s think: indigestion, drunk, hates cement and bike riders, muslim. What could it be.

  103. Bruce in WA

    Been into the Roundup today, local medical centre on Code Blue. Have no idea whether my efforts will work, but I have a big issue with invasive elm tree roots. They seem to travel for miles, and naturally make a bee line for garden beds, which get favoured treatment especially in summer. Tracing them back as far as I can dig without an infarction, I have been painting the cut-off tips with the carcinogen, even burying the deep ones in salt. Needless to say they will be back next year.

    The only (final?) solution that has worked for me has been to paint the cut-off root ends with a 50/50 mixture of blackberry killer and diesel. It has to be very liberally applied within seconds of making the cut.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2790896, posted on August 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    After four years of forced inactivity, I’m way too busy now to spend time here bitching, Zulu.

  105. Roger

    Flivver:

    Noun NORTH AMERICAN informal, dated.
    A cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.
    After the Ford Flivver, the ‘Model T of the Air’.

  106. Elle

    Oy! That was a bit naughty!

  107. zyconoclast

    Not even being an African American born in the USA will save you from the black African refugee, allegedly inc3stuous bigamist.

    Ilhan Omar, a progressive Muslim woman, wins Minnesota primary for Keith Ellison’s House seat

  108. Top Ender

    I’m thinking of a Model T as a car.

    To drive of course.

    Kai reckon to supply a rear tailgate for a Cerato Hatch takes two months.

    “‘Cos it’s new, you know.”

    Have to make the parts in Korea and then ship them over.

  109. Roger

    Let’s think: indigestion, drunk, hates cement and bike riders, muslim. What could it be.

    Mental illness, indubitably.

  110. JC

    Aussie per capita GDP in US Dollars. Fallen spectacularly with the move down in commodity prices since 2012. Currency depreciation really does impact purchasing power.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=australia+per+capita+GDP&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

    Question for the zeros…. zero immigrationist, particularly Pauline Hanson voters. (Pauline is a genius).

    Is the assumption that all private sector jobs in which immigrants are employed not making an economic return? In other words – not making a profit.

    Here’s the problem that needs to be thought out. If immigration is a ponzi scheme, as is often mentioned here, it would mean that most if not all immigration jobs would have to be dead-end. Dead end, in the sense that there’s no economic surplus being generated other than the wages paid. If that’s the case then, immigration would be a ponzi scheme. If there are returns being made over and above the cost of hiring, then the result isn’t a ponzi at all. In fact it would have the effect of increasing per capita GDP.

    Anyone willing to have a go at this. Text answers unacceptable.

  111. Atoms for Peace

    Why do we have anything to do with Pakistan?

  112. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks Bruce. I note the same urgency is required with any poison applied to these galloping root-ends. Next time I move mountains of dirt to find the buggers your recipe will be on the agenda. I can always tell when they are roaming at large. Water some plants in the summer, and within half an hour the ground is leached of all moisture, and the targets are starved and maintain wilt mode.

  113. zyconoclast

    How Can I Cure My White Guilt?
    The thing about privilege is that it can be used for good.

    Dear Sugars,
    I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity. I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else.

    I consider myself an ally. I research proper etiquette, read writers of color, vote in a way that will not harm P.O.C. (and other vulnerable people). I engage in conversations about privilege with other white people. I take courses that will further educate me. I donated to Black Lives Matter. Yet I fear that nothing is enough. Part of my fear comes from the fact that privilege is invisible to itself. What if I’m doing or saying insensitive things without realizing it?

    Another part of it is that I’m currently immersed in the whitest environment I’ve ever been in. My family has lived in the same apartment in East Harlem for four generations. Every school I attended, elementary through high school, was minority white, but I’m now attending an elite private college that is 75 percent white. I know who I am, but I realize how people perceive me and this perception feels unfair.

    I don’t talk about my feelings because it’s hard to justify doing so while people of color are dying due to systemic racism and making this conversation about me would be again centering whiteness. Yet bottling it up makes me feel an existential anger that I have a hard time channeling since I don’t know my place. Instead of harnessing my privilege for greater good, I’m curled up in a ball of shame. How can I be more than my heritage?

    Whitey

  114. Myrddin Seren

    MV

    After four years of forced inactivity, I’m way too busy now to spend time here bitching, Zulu.

    Missus got the whip across your back for slacking off with mere strokes and other trauma and wasting time here when you could have been terraforming the backyard, eh MV ?

    ( Hint – I sympathise – unhint. Burn after reading )

  115. zyconoclast

    Mistaken for vampires and accused of witchcraft, BBC crew ‘nearly stoned to death’ in Malawi

    A BBC film crew investigating a string of child killings in the southern African state of Malawi narrowly escaped death, after an undercover meeting with a witch-doctor was interrupted by a mob accusing them of being “vampires”.

  116. Myrddin Seren

    Shane Wand in the Oz today. God he deserves a bitch slapping.

    Stimpy – lift your Twitter game. JC has just Trumped you with brain bleach imaging that will probably never leave me !

  117. zyconoclast

    Arson suspect held in Turkey over Sweden car fires

    The man, who is in his 20s, travelled to Turkey on Tuesday but was stopped at the border.

    “We found out that this person left for Turkey and then issued a ‘no entry’ to border police there who managed to seize him. Hopefully he is to return today and then Swedish police will take care of him,” Dan Windt, head of the southern Gothenburg policing area, told Gothenburg newspaper GP.

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    Prof Claims ‘Responsible Fatherhood’ Reinforces ‘Patriarchy’
    Giving poor dads a leg up supports “hegemonic masculinity.”
    PJ Media

    The green light for dead beat dads, and casual inseminators en passant. The learned Professor might also enlighten us on the virtues of irresponsible fatherhood. Probably another academic who cut out his rise to eminence from the back of a cornflakes packet.

  119. zyconoclast

    A growing number of California detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico to seek asylum

    On a recent visit to the federal prison in Victorville, U.S. Rep. Mark Takano was caught by surprise. Of the hundreds of immigrants detained there, he learned, possibly 40% had traveled from India seeking asylum.

    From fiscal years 2012 to 2017, about 42% of asylum cases from India were rejected, clearinghouse records show.

    “I ask, ‘Why not stay in Mexico?’” said immigration attorney Deepak Ahluwalia. “They see us as the traditional country that has helped the persecuted.”

  120. Myrddin Seren

    How Can I Cure My White Guilt?

    Look – I try to be very conscious of my sane privilege since Dr Stimpy has made me Woke about the – ermmm – alternative states.

    Nonetheless, I am struggling to come up with an answer for Whitey of East Harlem that doesn’t involve a snub-nose 38 and a bottle of spirituous liquors in a locked room ?

    Am I biased against Snowflakes ??

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    what do you think might be the odds of a coal gasification plant fueling a gas turbine to fill in some fast response to wobbly RE?

    Rob – This report was on the local Ncl news a couple days ago:

    RESIDENTS VIEW REMEDIATION PLANS FOR FORMER GAS WORKS SITE

    That’s $11.5 million worth of remediation.

    I link the story because it illustrates the hurdles against the idea. There are many. From the history, as this case indicates, gasworks are closely linked with “dirty” in the minds of the public. That is something the Greens will most certainly play upon. Loudly. It hasn’t a hope of getting up through all the screeching. (Linc Energy didn’t help either.)

    Then there’s the coal price – thermal coal has risen. A lot. I suspect the price will stay up until a recession. Coal runs at about 30 GJ/t, so at US$110 per tonne and a gas spot price of about AU$9/GJ (as of AEMO’s data dashboard just now) there’s not a huge margin to work with.

    Then thirdly the whole idea of gas for power generation is about globule worming. Get rid of the windmills and you won’t need nearly so much gas. Just building modern coal plants would fix the problem, cutting out the gasification middleman.

    Or nuclear. If the coal price is high on the back of Chinese and Indian demand, and the U price is low, it suggests nuclear could be competitive with coal, without any emission of da ebil gas.

    It’s a mugs game to try and play what ifs with the stupid ideology of the green progressives. Global warming isn’t happening, let alone being caused by humans. That reality is eventually going to reassert itself over the mythology currently capturing the political classes. When it does whole industries will die. And we’ll be back to coal plants.

  122. RobK

    Thanks for the link Bruce oN. I agree.

  123. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy – lift your Twitter game. JC has just Trumped you with brain bleach imaging that will probably never leave me !

    Ahem.
    Try this post earlier today upthread.

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2790407, posted on August 16, 2018 at 8:08 am
    So the question is, what did you have for breakfast?

  124. Missus got the whip across your back for slacking off . . .

    Quite the opposite, Myrddin. Mrs MV panics every time I walk out the door to the yard. But after eight weeks of intensive rehab, I feel I can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Had two trips to Bunnings already and a third lined up for Monday for a new chainsaw chain. Off tomorrow to pick up a second hand self-propelled mower I bought on Gumtree.

    Back to my original question – has Rabz been around lately?

  125. Pickles

    A privilege to be at the Windsor to heat Blainey speak.

  126. struth

    Here’s the problem that needs to be thought out. If immigration is a ponzi scheme, as is often mentioned here, it would mean that most if not all immigration jobs would have to be dead-end. Dead end, in the sense that there’s no economic surplus being generated other than the wages paid. If that’s the case then, immigration would be a ponzi scheme. If there are returns being made over and above the cost of hiring, then the result isn’t a ponzi at all. In fact it would have the effect of increasing per capita GDP.

    Anyone willing to have a go at this. Text answers unacceptable.

    Can anyone explain to me how mass immigration would help Venezuela at the moment, while you are at it?

  127. JC

    Brennan’s security clearance was yanked yesterday. This is how Seth Rich’s killer responds.

    John O. Brennan
    ‏Verified account @JohnBrennan

    John O. Brennan Retweeted NBC News

    This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent.

    How does removing this piece of shit’s clearance limit his freedom of speech? He doesn’t say.

  128. Myrddin Seren

    Ahem.

    Try this post earlier today upthread.

    You inserted a Dunham bomb – but I still think Casual Shane Trumps you.

    I mean seriously – he looks like Kel from Kath & Kim with specs. I am sure it is a copyright breach, if nothing else !

  129. Harlequin Decline

    Some firearms news from NSW.

    The owners of a firearms supply store in Sydney were being prosecuted for 397 breaches of the regulations. The store was very helpful to shooters and not involved in any nefarious business . The case was ongoing over the last 3 years with the Firearms Registry branch of the police making real arseholes of themselves in the process.

    Of the 397 purported breaches 395 were dismissed as being baseless and 2 dealt with under section 10 meaning no fines, convictions but a token 6 month good behaviour bond.

    In short a complete waste of time and money by NSW plod.

    In some welcome news a change of rhetoric by the Law Enforcement Minister who has stated that firearms handed in as part of the firearms amnesty can now be registered rather than destroyed.

  130. Empire 5:5

    Nonetheless, I am struggling to come up with an answer for Whitey of East Harlem that doesn’t involve a snub-nose 38 and a bottle of spirituous liquors in a locked room ?

    Am I biased against Snowflakes ??

    Not at all. You write well too. Keep ‘me coming.

  131. Can anyone explain to me how mass immigration would help Venezuela at the moment, while you are at it?

    If they were Koreans, Viets or Phillipinos they would be starting businesses at a furious rate and importing every exotic food, canned good and dried seafood you could imagine.

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    I mean seriously – he looks like Kel from Kath & Kim with specs. I am sure it is a copyright breach, if nothing else !

    I think it’s great that he is confident in colors.
    He is obviously wearing red to raise awareness of the Budget Emergency.
    Good man.

  133. Empire 5:5

    Brennan’s security clearance was yanked yesterday. This is how Seth Rich’s killer responds.

    Loving it.

  134. Myrddin Seren

    Back to my original question – has Rabz been around lately?

    Look. There were some suggestions of a Masked Stranger riding in who formed prose in a not-dissimilar fashion to the Rabz Meister.

    But then there was some comments. And someone seemed to be asked to go elsewhere. And the Masked Stranger disappeared even though someone else seemed to go away.

    But we think he is alive somewhere in cyberspace.

    There was a memorial moment recently for various commenters of yore who have disappeared, and not left a codicil with their nearest-and-dearest like Hammy did to update the rest of us.

    As I was telling the Good Lady Wife just today, I don’t think we have seen anything of Dweezy in over a year, but I hold great respect for his efforts to beat substance abuse and addiction, plus insights from Houso Central. Definitely a ‘Much Missed’ for me.

  135. zyconoclast

    The federal government is reviewing a decision of the UN Human Rights Committee that concluded Canada violated the rights of an undocumented irregular migrant by denying her essential health-care.

    As part of its non-binding ruling, the UN committee says Canada has an onus to compensate Nell Toussaint for the harm she suffered after developing serious health conditions that required medical treatment.

    The committee further says the Canadian government should review its national legislation to ensure that all irregular migrants have access to essential health-care.

    Toussaint came to Canada as a visitor from Grenada in 1999 but remained in the country after finding employment, despite not having permission to work in Canada. She worked a variety of temporary jobs for several years before beginning the process of trying to apply for permanent residency in Canada – a process that was delayed due to financial struggles and her deteriorating health.

  136. I think it’s great that he is confident in colors.
    He is obviously wearing red to raise awareness of the Budget Emergency.
    Good man.

    An alternate view could be that he s a complete douchenozzle

    And is wearing red to celebrate to Albanian Genocide

  137. calli

    But after eight weeks of intensive rehab, I feel I can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Had two trips to Bunnings already and a third lined up for Monday for a new chainsaw chain. Off tomorrow to pick up a second hand self-propelled mower I bought on Gumtree.

    That’s the spirit! I’ve got the whip cracking to get the Beloved to get mowing. His new knees are 11 weeks old, so no excuses.

    Rabz is having a little break, according to the Doomlord. A sabbatical never hurt anyone.

  138. Atoms for Peace

    JC. Has anyone told Swansteen that microwaved exploding saveloys produce patterns

  139. cohenite

    If there are returns being made over and above the cost of hiring, then the result isn’t a ponzi at all.

    There are no returns with islam. They’re like renewables, they detract from GDP even though on a nominal basis they seem to be increasing it because almost all of that increase is welfare, criminal expenditure and health with their attendant bureaucracies.

  140. Myrddin Seren

    Under ANC rule we cut ribbons for substandard toilets. We’re a joke of a nation

    Who had the honour of going in and laying out the first Cleveland Steamer ?

  141. C.L.

    Some firearms news from NSW.

    The owners of a firearms supply store in Sydney were being prosecuted for 397 breaches of the regulations. The store was very helpful to shooters and not involved in any nefarious business . The case was ongoing over the last 3 years with the Firearms Registry branch of the police making real arseholes of themselves in the process.

    Of the 397 purported breaches 395 were dismissed as being baseless and 2 dealt with under section 10 meaning no fines, convictions but a token 6 month good behaviour bond.

    In short a complete waste of time and money by NSW plod.

    Australian police have come to believe that having a firearm is one of the perks of their job. It makes them feel powerful and just like the cops on American television (whose dark blue uniforms they also now ape). They resent citizens having or selling guns.

  142. calli

    Rabz and friend spotted on Federal Highway escaping from Zombie Parrotville.

    Sorry. No colourised version.

  143. .

    Of the 397 purported breaches 395 were dismissed as being baseless and 2 dealt with under section 10 meaning no fines, convictions but a token 6 month good behaviour bond.

    In short a complete waste of time and money by NSW plod.

    Appalling. They made up nearly 400 offences. Why aren’t they in the dock before a DCJ?

  144. Thanks Myrddin.

    I’ll take that as a “no” then. Pity. I wanted to ask if they minded me using “The Rabz Doctrine” as a name or sub-heading for a blog I’m thinking of setting up for the next election.

  145. JC

    Cohenite.

    Leave the Islam stuff aside and try to focus on the question asked.

    Again:

    If working immigrants are producing economic surplus over and above their wages, how does this relate to being a Ponzi scheme.

    You’re a smart guy. You know that, so try and give it a whirl.

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rob – While I’m on coal conversion, Coal-To-Liquids is still worth considering.

    One tonne of thermal coal is US$110 according to that recent contract. WTI is US$65/bbl according to the WSJ markets page just now. At 7 barrels per tonne that gives a target of US$455 for a tonne of oil vs US$196 for the equivalent amount of gas (assuming perfect 1:1 conversion). So oil is worth more than twice gas as a potential coal transmogrification target. All dependent on yield and capex/opex of course.

    New Hope did some piloting of CTL at the New Acland colliery some time ago. Campbell Newman apparently refused a plant. I think that says everything: if the rightiest state premier in Australia refuses CTL then it ain’t going to happen.

    But a CTL plant could be profitable. And quite useful should a war break out.

  147. C.L.

    Brainless brunette bird and Waleed Aly on The Panel analysed the John Brennan beclowning tonight with their customary depth. Bad idea to “piss off” intelligence Johnnies with secrets, they said. Everything will come out now in a righteous vendetta against Trump, they LOLed. No awareness.

    The terrifying times we live in.

  148. mh

    Arson suspect held in Turkey over Sweden car fires

    The man, who is in his 20s, travelled to Turkey on Tuesday but was stopped at the border.

    Turkey is so recalcitrant by still doing border checks. No wonder the EU won’t let them join.

  149. Confused Old Misfit

    It’s not that one us anti-immigrant; the issue is the quality of the immigrant and rate and geographic concentration of immigrants.
    If, as Carpe notes above, the immigrants were of an entrepreneurial bent and the numbers were such that absorption and integration was acceptable to the existing residents than you would have little to complain about.
    However, large numbers of unskilled or semi-skilled coming from cultures and countries where, in some cases, basic necessities like bread and petrol are subsidized and expecting these individuals to spread out over the country and prosper invites disaster as they cluster in the most familiar surrounds they can find.
    Rather than integrate it is easier for them to cling to what they can find of their original background.

  150. John Constantine

    How the Ponzi works.

    Bankrupt shire in Victoria gets a Ponzi windmill farm built on subsidies. Money to build borrowed on a ‘can’t lose basis because of State gimmes.

    Gets a Ponzi lithium battery storage shed built on subsidies. Money to build borrowed on can’t lose basis because of State gimmes.

    Uses the Ponzi battery shed charged up by the Ponzi windmill hilltop to power a subsidised lettuce growing hothouse.

    Already enough lettuce grown in Australia, these new lettuce truckloads have to displace existing lettuce grown by existing growers.

    The sweet spot is that it will be sustainable refugee lettuce, where poor bastards are imported from the ends of the earth and dumped in rural Victoria to grow wind/battery/diversity lettuce.

    Then the shire gets to charge punitive rates upon existing racist landholders to employ a whole cackle of leftist social workers to support the families of the diversity lettuce stoop workers.

    The shire won’t start off charging the punitive rates, the training and accreditation and seed office grants will be money borrowed by a higher level of government, but as soon as establishment occurs, it has to grasp its own money.

    The cost of the infrastructure and logistics and public service cannot be repaid by the profit margin on the diversity lettuce produced, but the Ponzi doesn’t need a profit margin, just access to the State credit card.

    Comrades.

  151. Confused Old Misfit

    C.L.
    #2790962, posted on August 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    The only comfort one has is that these clowns have been consistently WRONG since 2016.

  152. Empire 5:5

    Appalling. They made up nearly 400 offences. Why aren’t they in the dock before a DCJ?

    Australia: a nation of laws or a nation of favours?

    Who provided the political and bureaucratic cover for the fuzz?

  153. Rabz is having a little break, according to the Doomlord.

    Thanks, Calli.
    And a very good evening to you, too.

  154. H B Bear

    Shane Wand in the Oz today. God he deserves a bitch slapping.

    Must have been shopping at Lee Lee Chin’s Op shop after she cleared out her wardrobe to go back home.

  155. Snoopy

    You have to admire the brazen cluelessness of the media. Broadcasting uncritically John Brennan’s spurious claim ad nauseum that Trump’s revocation of his security clearance is an attack on his free speech. This is the first time that most watchers of television news would ever had heard from him. And he doesn’t shut up.

  156. zyconoclast

    More than half of the annual inflow of foreign refugees arriving in the United States are on food stamps, a government report reveals.

    Since 2008, as Breitbart News reported, the U.S. has permanently resettled more than 1.7 million foreign nationals and refugees through a variety of humanitarian programs like the Special Immigrant Juveniles and the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. This is a foreign population larger than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — a city with more than 1.5 million residents.

    An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jason Richwine, in which the analyst revealed that about 56 percent of households headed by foreign refugees who arrived in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015 are using taxpayer-funded food stamps.

    Nearly 30 percent of refugees received cash welfare of some sort, while 34 percent of refugees 18-years-old or older said they had no health insurance. Of the refugees who said they did have health insurance, about 50 percent said they were either on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance, both of which are taxpayer-funded.

    The education levels of foreign refugees coming to the U.S. are also remarkably low. Roughly half of refugees 25-years or older said they did not have a high school diploma before arriving in the U.S.

    Additionally, only 16 percent of refugees 18-years or older said they were currently seeking some kind of degree. The most common degree sought by refugees is a high school diploma.

    As Breitbart News‘ Michael Patrick Leahy noted most recently, President Trump’s administration has historically reduced the annual inflow of foreign refugees. Under Trump’s “America First” agenda, the U.S. is on pace to accept less than 23,000 refugees for the Fiscal Year 2018. This would be the lowest yearly refugee admission in three decades.

  157. JC

    John C

    That’s not a ponzi scheme in terms of what a ponzi scheme is. What you’re describing, with the propellers on sticks example, is a total allocations of resources. A ponzi is something different.

  158. John Constantine

    The property Ponzi scheme is what will doom Australia.

    The ability of developers to package existing urban Australian amenity as part of the deal to go with the dogbox apartment they have for sale needs to halt, yesterday.

    “The couple owns six real estate properties in Australia, a home and two plots of land back home in Kenya.

    Ms Gichuhi, while delivering her maiden speech at the Senate admitted to have struggled with the temptations that come with mortgages.

    “We were not able to resist the offers of multiple loans – a home loan, personal loans, car loans and credit cards,” she said.

    Speaking to Citizen TV, the liberal senator said that her Ksh20 million salary per year was little”

    https://www.kahawatungu.com/2018/06/25/senator-lucy-gichuhi-sinking-debt/

  159. JC

    This is where #Metoo has finally got to.

    A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her.

    In the affidavit, Halina Kuta claims she was once married to Wynn and bore other children with him, though she acknowledged that she can’t recall all their names or dates of birth.

    Kuta also made other extraordinary claims, telling lawyers in the affidavit that she was the model for Pablo Picasso’s painting “Le Reve,” or “The Dream,” and that Wynn stole masterpieces by Picasso and Rembrandt from her.

    “Le Reve” was painted in 1932, before Kuta was born.

    The discrepancies raise questions about the information she provided to Las Vegas police in February.

    In state court filings and interviews with The Associated Press, Kuta said she stands by the Las Vegas police report, which was provided by police to AP under a public records request.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wynn-accuser-makes-extraordinary-claims-in-court-filings/

    I don’t understand how any lawyer could write this as a brief and want to argue it in court.

  160. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ha! Back in the cabin, and I have just shaken the last of the ice-blocks from where they were lingering caught on my bra hooks. By way of explanation we have just partaken of the age-old ceremony of meeting King Neptune and ‘crossing the line’ – i.e. the Arctic Circle. This tradition used to be part of crossing the equator on the old P & O boats, but I think it was dropped a long time ago. They still stick to the old ways on the Hurtigruten. Neptune was ‘called down’ by the crowd, and arrived, all six foot five of him carrying a huge and impressively lethal trident. He was kitted out with a flowing seaweed beard, a nifty gold-edged embroidered skull cap as his crown, a royal blue velvet gown, black gum boots and blue rubber globes.

    Hence, I braved the anointing by the ship’s crew (Neptune was doing it on the other side of the deck), whereby you present your back to the guys and they ladle a heap of ice blocks and iced water down the back of your neck. It’s Arctic cold today too. You try it, if you think you won’t yell out, jump forward and pull funny faces; it brings grown men down, not just little people like me. Hairy chickened out, saying I would do anything for a free drink, for they give you a warming drop afterwards if you come forward. Lots of laughter when you get people together and encourage them to be silly.

    Last night was a highlight of this trip: the Trollfjorden, the Fjord of Trolls. An amazing place, into which the bigger cruise ships never venture. A narrow entrance between massive peaks, a rounded bay, and you think the weird shapes of the mountains and peaks are trollish enough, but then the ferry takes a turn into an even narrower channel, which ends in a small round circle encompassed fully by glorious arctic-snowy peaks, even in high summer as it is now. The ferry does what is thought to be the narrowest three-point turn in maritime experience. Everyone was out on deck, 11.30 to midnight, oohing and ahhing at how close we were to the sides, running from side to side as the ship’s searchlights marked out the steep cliffs into which we were only just avoiding colliding. No room to launch the lifeboats, was my secret thought, as Hairy tells me the depths in these ice-carved fjiords go straight down, no stop.

    We ate the fish soup in cups and drank the hot sweet tea laced with rum in our souvenir enamel mugs, both thoughtfully provided for guests’ comfort on this most memorable of experiences. Take a good look, Lizzie, says Hairy, with his arm around me on the stern as we hung over the railings, after the turn, as we negotiated our way into the wider bay, for ya’ll never see such a sight again in the slowly darkening midnight dusk. He was right. This troll pool was a marvel

    We should throw our personal trolls in it; all of our bad memories and regrets. Carpe diem. 🙂

    Prior to that we had done an evening tour (after that early vegan dinner) to the famous medieval fishing village of Lofoten, the centre for the whole of the Norwegian Arctic Cod Industry, at first run by a medieval lord, whose market was swooped from under him by the Hanseatic League. The medieval cabins of fishermen were crude and interesting, the house of the seventeenth century Laird brought European culture to this Arctic outpost and the fishermen’s clinker boats owed much to Viking traditions of boat craft.

    Lofoten is on an archipelago of islands joined by bridges, so you can drive along the whole area, which in this land of bald high mountain peaks surprises by having a hobbit-like dale running through the middle of each island, and thus being home to twenty thousand people in scattered villages and towns along the way. We saw an archaological reconstruction of a Viking longhouse, next to the ruins of an actual Viking Hall which was probably, as in Uppsala, a religious centre for Odin, Thor and Frey/Freya. A rock a few miles away was a place of human and animal sacrifice to Odin. From a well-known lookout we could see over the whole valley area, and once again, trained by me to see these things, Hairy notes that the ritual hall was on a smaller rise in the middle of a big ring of mountains and placed above two ‘lakes’ of water separated by a Ness of land. Just as in Orkney, he murmurs to me appreciatively. Indeed, I say. This was the ancient religion, in continuance into medieval times and the arrival of Christianity. It is all very apparent in the Isle of Man, Scotland, Orkney, the Western Isles, Shetland and Norway. Our visits North and elsewhere in Scandinavia have assisted my theorising of the Arthurian legends of Britain (with any luck, see next issue of Quadrant).

  161. .

    Shakedown money JC, that’s why.

    In NSW, inconsistent testimony doesn’t matter.

  162. Cactus

    On coal. I see in some of the assumptions or discussions about coal people referring to the export thermal coal price, ie. the Newcastle spot price for 6,300 Kcal coal which is about US$120/t. For the most part this price is irrelevant to looking at the economics of a coal fired power station. This is because that is the coal price you can sell for if you have access to infrastructure to get the coal out of the country. Most of the east coast of Australia has coal under it, if we want to have a new coal power station, we could choose a part of that land which is close to transmission lines and build a mine mouth power station. You can mine good open cut seams for black coal with low stripping ratios for as little as A$40/t opex. Add a margin for return on capex.

  163. C.L.

    You have to admire the brazen cluelessness of the media. Broadcasting uncritically John Brennan’s spurious claim ad nauseum that Trump’s revocation of his security clearance is an attack on his free speech. This is the first time that most watchers of television news would ever had heard from him. And he doesn’t shut up.

    Not to mention the trifling fact that intelligence personnel have no right to “free speech.”
    Never have. In WWII, free speaking British spies were shot.

  164. Empire 5:5

    Brainless brunette bird and Waleed Aly on The Panel analysed the John Brennan beclowning tonight with their customary depth. Bad idea to “piss off” intelligence Johnnies with secrets, they said. Everything will come out now in a righteous vendetta against Trump, they LOLed. No awareness.

    Yet these same people may be heard bemoaning harassment of suspected terrorists by ASIO and insist spy powers must be curbed.

    Cognitive dissonance? No. Just further proof that the MSM is carefully crafted propaganda. The panellists are actors.

  165. zyconoclast

    After School Satan

    Educatin’ With Satan

    “It’s important that children be given an opportunity to realize that the evangelical materials now creeping into their schools are representative of but one religious opinion amongst many. While the Good News Clubs focus on indoctrination, instilling them with a fear of Hell and God’s wrath, After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us. We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors.”

  166. .

    Kuta said in the affidavit she is 71 and lives in Laguna Vista, Texas. She says she married Wynn in Poland in 1963, according to documents filed in the defamation case. She is representing herself in the lawsuit filed by Wynn, and said she retired in November 2016 after working nearly 11 years in the accounting department at Wynn Resorts.

    If she’s not crazy, she’s a serial fraudster abusing process. Not very good at fraud, but anyway:

    Earlier this year, a federal judge in Las Vegas dismissed a separate lawsuit that Kuta filed in 2017 against Wynn in which she accused him of orchestrating the July 1993 kidnapping of his daughter, Kevyn Wynn. Kuta claimed Kevyn Wynn is her daughter with Wynn, but when pressed in an interview with AP she acknowledged that she has no evidence to back that up. Kuta filed a document in state court last week in the current Wynn case seeking a DNA sample from Kevyn Wynn.

    Wynn’s lawyers have said in court documents that Steve and Elaine Wynn’s daughter, Kevyn Wynn, was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C., several years before Kuta claimed she was raped by Wynn in either 1973 or 1974.

    Wow. Loopy stuff.

  167. C.L.

    A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her.

    In the affidavit, Halina Kuta claims she was once married to Wynn and bore other children with him, though she acknowledged that she can’t recall all their names or dates of birth.

    Kuta also made other extraordinary claims, telling lawyers in the affidavit that she was the model for Pablo Picasso’s painting “Le Reve,” or “The Dream,” and that Wynn stole masterpieces by Picasso and Rembrandt from her.

    “Le Reve” was painted in 1932, before Kuta was born.

    The discrepancies raise questions about the information she provided to Las Vegas police in February.

    Ya think?

  168. John Constantine

    The exponential growth in the importation of consumption machines for Melbourne property services is undeniable.

    Not just permanent residents imported to buy houses being at all time highs, but the next leg of demand they have snuck in is the visa holding house demand convoy.

    It doesn’t matter if the demand comes from full paperwork holders, or grey area paperwork holders, demand is demand.

    We see real wages for most Australians flat for a decade, while the lure of fast money capital growth lures massive mortgage exposure and increasing house prices.

  169. .

    Educatin’ With Satan

    They’re just atheists being catty.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can anyone explain to me how mass immigration would help Venezuela at the moment, while you are at it?

    It’d help replace the escapees.

    As Venezuela crumbles, exodus reaches record level (today)

    Just in the first week of August, some 30,000 Venezuelans entered Ecuador. That’s more than 4,000 a day.

    Brazilian judge orders border closed to Venezuelan immigrants (7 Aug)

    state officials say more than 500 Venezuelans cross into Brazil every day on average and many stay in Roraima because they cannot afford to move on.

    1 million leave Venezuela for Colombia (13 June)

    Almost 1 million people from Venezuela are thought to have poured into neighboring Colombia in the last two years

    How about we send the Manus men and Nauru country shoppers there?
    Venezuela obviously needs more migrants.

  171. John Constantine

    One of the catastrophist newsletters in circulation claims that expensive new cars on Melbourne roads are a fast reacting indicator of the strength of the property Ponzi.

    Blokes wife does an expensive reno, sees a house not as nice as hers in the same street sell for huge dollars, so they feel rich enough to borrow for a flash car, because that is how millionaires live.

    Ponzi.

  172. Armadillo

    Arkys videos have improved somewhat, but there is room for improvement. Speaking in the Queens English would be a good start.

  173. C.L.

    Here’s a question I’ve always wondered about …
    Can a Ponzi scheme (properly so-called) ever work?
    I mean, can the schemer ever bullshit his way into genuine solvency, to the benefit of investors, and become a going concern?
    Or is that just the name we give ‘corporations’ and ‘banks’?

  174. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2790879, posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Catastrophic news! Turns out QAnon was started by a bunch of con men to make money off gullible wingnut suckers like you lot! The horror.

    So a bit like the Clinton Foundation and gullible lefties then?

  175. JC

    There’s a series on Netflix called Episodes.

    This is one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen on TV for a while.

    “Castor Sotto”, the newly head of TV for a Hollywood studio talks about his vision and where he wants to take the division.

  176. cohenite

    Australian police have come to believe that having a firearm is one of the perks of their job. It makes them feel powerful and just like the cops on American television (whose dark blue uniforms they also now ape). They resent citizens having or selling guns.

    They are arseholes. A couple of mates were pinged for minor infringements, went through months of harassment, lost their weapons and the charges were then thrown out of court. And who can forget Michael Diamond.

    Cops follow their masters’ orders and pollies don’t want angry citizens with 9mms.

  177. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The climate in the Arctic is less ‘Arctic’ than one might at first think, and certainly often milder than in the upper reaches of Canada and Alaska. This is because the gulf stream keeps temperatures endurable by humans. The outliers are minus 18 and above 33 celsius, but often the temp in both winter and summer can on odd days here and there in both seasons hit it very hot or very cold. It is variable weather whatever the season, although the winter storms can be fierce and severe.

    We were told by our tour host, a long-term Arctic resident of British background, with a droll British mode of presentation, that on one occasion in the 1930’s the local midwife had to be fetched by sea in the wintertime (no good roads and bridges in those days) to attend to a woman having a difficult labour on the other side of the island. She was so seasick she could not be confined into the cabin, so they lashed her to the mast until they arrived safely for her to recover and attend the birth. All went well. The town, said the tour guide without missing a beat, had been having a midwife crisis.

    He was good like that. He also sang us a small song at the end of the tour, no accompaniment, and in Norwegian, about the sea creature known in mythology throughout the North – the porpoise-like creature the Scots call a Silky, a sea horse who becomes a man, who in this song was singing of his love and his tragic nature to a human woman. Beautifully sung. A big clap for our guide for his efforts throughout.

  178. Confused Old Misfit

    Thanks Lizzie!
    Every time I hear of Lofoten I want to pick up my copy of E. R. Eddison’s Zimiamvian Trilogy.
    A fascinating part of the world.

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    We saw an archaological reconstruction of a Viking longhouse, next to the ruins of an actual Viking Hall which was probably, as in Uppsala, a religious centre for Odin, Thor and Frey/Freya. A rock a few miles away was a place of human and animal sacrifice

    Careful Lizzie. Tomorrow is Friday.
    What druid wouldn’t want a blonde for the weekly service?

  180. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Adopting someone else’s child and then deliberately confusing them about their sexual identity is a crime. How can this woman live with herself, doing this not just to her own child but to one entrusted to her ?

  181. mh

    And Charlize Theron looks like she has something planted in the front of her jeans.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    Las Vegas police

    Focus on Paddock you useless f$cking flat-foots!
    Jesus Christ.

  183. .

    Lizzie

    This weirdos in Hollyweird stuff doesn’t affect you.

    The NSW Police can make up 395 fictitious charges and walk away with no comeuppance.

    If you or I filed 395 false charges, we would be charged ourselves; tried in a District Court and probably go to gaol for at least 5 – 10 years.

    Law enforcement is no better than the mafia. No longer is it an interesting idea that the government are like the mafia, there are on the same moral level.

    Now, the same people already have civil forfeiture laws and soon will have a Federal “unexplained wealth” law regime.

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    zyconoclast
    #2790993, posted on August 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Now search for Leiv Schreiber.

  185. cohenite

    Charlize Theron with her adopted son dressed as a girl

    Jaime King (Incredibles 2) with her son dressed as a girl.

    Trump voters obviously.

  186. C.L.

    Speaking of left-wing child molesters …

    Hillary Clinton encourages 11 year-old girl to “take a knee”.

    The Washington Post reported back in May that Mariana Taylor felt compelled to protest the pledge of allegiance because she has “strong beliefs about racial injustice, sexism, gay rights and President Trump’s proposed wall at the Mexico border.”

  187. Baldrick

    Bolt – Whiskey With A Mate, Stephen Conroy.

    No mention of the $60 billion NBN.

    📴 OFF.

  188. John Constantine

    https://www.hotspotting.com.au/news/pop-accelerate-property.html

    “Less than 20 years ago, in 1999, Australia’s population was 19 million and it wasn’t expected to top 25 million until 2051.

    But figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics now suggest this milestone will be reached in early August this year — 33 years earlier than scheduled. Strong overseas migration is considered responsible for the accelerated growth rate.

    Social researcher and demographer Mark McCrindle, of McCrindle Research, says it took just two and a half years to add the last million people.

    “That’s a record, the previous million took two years and nine months,” McCrindle says.

    When Australia’s population jumped from 23 to 24 million on the 23 April, 2013, it was the first time that a million people had been added in less than three years.

    “The speed we are adding each million now has never been shorter,” McCrindle says.

    “The population increase has never been greater.”

    Previously natural increase was the biggest factor, contributing 53% of the population growth, while migration only made up 47%. The 2017 data found natural increase made up just 38% of the growth, while migration was responsible for 62%.

    “So back then, net migration was contributing less than half of the growth, now it’s almost two-thirds,” he says.

    This is in line with the most recent Census results that showed Australia was more multicultural than ever, with 26% of the population born overseas, compared to only 18% in 1966.

    The accelerated population growth has brought some positive impacts including driving economic growth, domestic demand and the growth in the property sector, but it’s also created challenges.

    “It seems city planning and general infrastructure provision was based on population growth that was a lot less than we are actually experiencing,” McCrindle says.

    “If you are wondering why we have infrastructure bottlenecks, traffic congestion and housing unaffordability, it’s because the growth was red hot and the planning was based on the wrong numbers.”

    Meanwhile, new data has highlighted the critical importance of the housing industry to the Australia economy – with high population growth a driving force.

    Population data shows Melbourne added one million residents in the last decade, followed by Sydney (806,000), Brisbane (449,000) and Perth (415,000).

    “Housing that many people was a major challenge for each of these cities.,” says Simon Kuestenmacher of The Demographics group.

    “The speed of urban development, driven by strong migration figures, over the past 10 years determined where and what type of housing was built. Melbourne and Sydney had to rapidly add to their housing stock.

    “This led to a boom in the construction industry. Over the last decade, Australia added 220,000 workers to the construction industry. That’s 22,000 new, mostly middle-class jobs every year. Today the construction industry employs 1.2 million Aussies, or 10% of the total workforce.”

  189. struth

    If they were Koreans, Viets or Phillipinos they would be starting businesses at a furious rate and importing every exotic food, canned good and dried seafood you could imagine.

    Easily fixed!
    Socialism’s grip doesn’t effect Asians?

  190. mh

    In the style of Jerry Springer…

    Sick bitch!
    Sick bitch!
    Sick bitch!
    Sick bitch!
    …….

  191. Mitch M.

    There you go, smoking to control weight has benefits (which about a billion schoolgirls have independently discovered). Very interesting if vaping or patches do so without the carcinogens in tobacco smoke.

    There is a cheaper, safer, and healthier way to lose weight. Granulated lecithin. Apply 2 teaspoons on your main meal. Athletes have been using for years to rapidly lose weight. Also a premium source of choline so *might* be related to acetylcholine, which nicotine targets via the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor(which is neuroprotective).

  192. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    How does removing this piece of shit’s clearance limit his freedom of speech? He doesn’t say.

    I think them brenan idiot just verballed itself.

  193. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Catastrophic news! Turns out QAnon was started by a bunch of con men to make money off gullible wingnut suckers like you lot! The horror.

    speaking of own goal, looks like them monty is the only one here who reads qanon.

  194. Socialism’s grip doesn’t effect Asians?

    No, Struth, coz canny Asians truly understand “double entry” bookkeeping.

  195. Death Giraffe

    what is a Qanon?
    Is it like a Quoll?

  196. calli

    Interesting, Mitch. I’ve been using lecithin in smoothies. Acts as a thickening agent too.

  197. candy

    How can this woman live with herself, doing this not just to her own child but to one entrusted to her ?

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy perhaps, lizzie.

  198. Boambee John

    Zycon at 1913

    Under Trump’s “America First” agenda, the U.S. is on pace to accept less than 23,000 refugees for the Fiscal Year 2018.

    US population is about 13 times ours. Pro-rata, our refugee target should be around 2000 (being generous).

  199. mh

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy perhaps, lizzie.

    Interesting, Candy.

  200. John Constantine

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevekeen/2016/04/12/dont-trust-ben-bernanke-on-helicopter-money/#3583118e3e42

    “Ben Bernanke earned the sobriquet “Helicopter Ben” for his observations in a 2002 speech that “the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost”, that the existence of this technology means that “sufficient injections of money will ultimately always reverse a deflation”, and that using this technology to finance a tax cut is “essentially equivalent to Milton Friedman’s famous “helicopter drop” of money.” But just because he’s called “Helicopter Ben” doesn’t mean that he knows how “Helicopter Money” would actually work.”

    The ‘Bernanke Put’ was advertised as a guarantee that the State would drop money from helicopters if that was what it took to keep the stockmarket going.

    Does Australia have the ‘turnbull put’ right now?.

    Is the property Ponzi being told we are so unwavering in the ‘turnbull put guarantee’ that we will drop people from helicopters into the outback if that is what it takes to get 30 million people into the country to demand stuff?.

    Comrades?.

  201. Boambee John

    JC

    What proportion of immigrants are still on welfare say five years after arrival?

    The economic gains from those are largely confined to social workers and Centrelink satff, some of your favourite taxeaters.

    I do not know enough of economics to filter those economic gains out.

  202. Death Giraffe

    I don’t see how more people in a country with a dying manufacturing sector and an education sector run by communists will increase wealth.
    How many tens of millions do you need to dig shit out of the ground and plug co-ordinates into driverless harvesters?

  203. struth

    “This led to a boom in the construction industry. Over the last decade, Australia added 220,000 workers to the construction industry. That’s 22,000 new, mostly middle-class jobs every year. Today the construction industry employs 1.2 million Aussies, or 10% of the total workforce.”

    Who pays for the houses?

  204. Death Giraffe

    25 million retards doing test and tag and holding “slow” signs.
    What a fucking joke.

  205. struth

    No, Struth, coz canny Asians truly understand “double entry” bookkeeping.

    He he.

    Cambodians were a bit behind apparently………………………………….

  206. John Constantine

    If we consider the property demand of the entire Port Phillip Bay population complex as an entire system:

    calling Melbourne just ticking over five million isn’t true reckoning.

    If the houses don’t stop as you pass the signpost on the drive out of the city, you are still within the megacity.

    Plus the final wave of the grey document visa 600,000 property consumption machines imported into Melbourne.

    Melbourne six million property demanders, whatever the official statistics say.

    That is the growth that has fuelled the Ponzi, and that is the rate that ‘helicopter put turnbull’ has to keep going.

    Comrades.

  207. Crossie

    I hope Clementine Ford hides that photo from her infant son to prevent him being scarred for life.

  208. Robber Baron

    Bolt – Whiskey With A Mate,

    Bolt played a bit of Ed Husic in parliament and announced that he really liked him. Bolt is a shallow person and easily led.

  209. JC

    Boambee

    I took a look at a government study a while ago. It didn’t appear to be fake news. It suggested immigis have a higher tendency than the average to access the trough in the first three years. After that it tends to the average. Hey, that’s why the LDP policy is great, as it stops this crap.

    However, that’s outside the ambit of my earlier point in that it doesn’t remove the positive contribution from working unless there’s a claim there is no surplus created. If there isn’t then it’s not ponzi.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Andrew Hastie confirms he cannot support NEG in current form

    Joe Kelly
    Political Reporter
    @joekellyoz
    44 minutes ago August 16, 2018

    West Australian Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has publicly confirmed he cannot support the national energy guarantee in its current form and will take a stand to uphold Australia’s economic sovereignty.

    Mr Hastie rejected suggestions that his position was part of a campaign aimed at destabilising Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership and stressed that it was an issue of principle for him which he had properly raised in the joint party-room.

    However, he used an interview on Sky News this evening to challenge claims the NEG would reduce power prices by $550 a year with a 26 per cent emissions reduction target.

    “I have a problem with legislating the Paris target of 26 per cent on the basis of economic sovereignty,” Mr Hastie said. “Number two, I don’t accept that we will have cheaper prices by adopting the target”.

    From the Oz.

  211. struth

    This country is closing down it’s shops and businesses at an alarming rate, even though the cities are now overcrowded with new mouths demanding to be fed and sheltered , at a greater cost than they are in anyway creating wealth.

    Just because it’s overcrowded, doesn’t make it wealthy.
    Population obviously has nothing to do with wealth, or China would always have been the wealthiest country and the United States would neve have been in contention.
    Freedom means wealth.
    We are not free enough at all.
    We are an over regulated socialist shithole.
    You could bring 300 million in here and we’d only be more overcrowded and poverty stricken.

  212. Crossie

    Bolt – Whiskey With A Mate, Stephen Conroy.

    No mention of the $60 billion NBN.

    Yeah, what gives? I thought for those segments he had actual mates but it turns out they are just the Sky contracted commentators.

  213. None

    Bolt played a bit of Ed Husic in parliament and announced that he really liked him. Bolt is a shallow person and easily led.

    Yep. Ed Husic is all sorts of slippery and smarmy. As a woman he also gives me the creeps and I have long learned to follow my female intuition. Bolt is generally a pretty bad judge of character e.g. McGregor etc etc.

  214. Death Giraffe

    When the car makers left we should have started exporting people.
    Not bringing more in.
    Here, Einstein, you’re bloody useless, can’t even bolt a vehicle together economically, it isn’t that difficult.
    Here’s $20,000.
    Now fuck off overseas and don’t come back.

  215. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    We are an over regulated and over-taxed socialist shithole.

    fify…covfify

  216. JC

    Whoops

    Should read

    If there is there’s no ponzi

  217. None

    Well done Andrew Hastie. Fearless on the battlefield wherever it may be.

  218. None

    I don’t see how more people in a country with a dying manufacturing sector and an education sector run by communists will increase wealth.
    How many tens of millions do you need to dig shit out of the ground and plug co-ordinates into driverless harvesters?

    Or polish mirrors on a solar farm. No wonder half our young people are addicted to ice.

  219. candy

    Andrew Hastie is LNP leader material one day. I get the impression he thinks long and hard about an issue and gets advice before announcing his point of view and then that’s what he stands for.

  220. Crossie

    Mr Hastie rejected suggestions that his position was part of a campaign aimed at destabilising Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership and stressed that it was an issue of principle for him which he had properly raised in the joint party-room.

    And if Hastie’s actions were aimed at destabilising Turnbull, what of it? Malcolm is the reason and if you remove him it all falls apart and sanity returns.

  221. That’s very interesting Monty.

    Funnily enough one of the men rebuts that story, and posts the entirety of the email contact between himself and the author of the story.
    Hmmmm.
    Fake News.

    So Furber’s story is that there was a real Q but he got hacked and now Q is a couple of script kiddies. This seems unnecessarily complex.

    How about Furber made up Q himself and hacked 4chan to insert predictions of things that already happened with faked time stamps, then he had a falling out with the other two grifting on it with their YouTube channel, and now he is bitter and wants to undermine them with a pack of lies to blow it all up while making him look like the hero. That fits the situation more believably.

  222. Makka

    Malcolm is the reason and if you remove him it all falls apart and sanity returns.

    That’s insane.

  223. Crossie

    Andrew Hastie is LNP leader material one day. I get the impression he thinks long and hard about an issue and gets advice before announcing his point of view and then that’s what he stands for.

    Miles ahead of everyone else in Canberra.

  224. Crossie

    Bolt is generally a pretty bad judge of character e.g. McGregor etc etc.

    He and Tony Abbott, both were McGregor’s friends.

  225. None

    I’m going to have to say it Daisy Cousens is overrated. I have no idea why she is considered a commentator. If you listen to her carefully all she does is repeat the main line of a news story and say I don’t know why this is so. She offers no analysis, no solutions, no insights, she has no life or work experience even, from which to draw. She reminds me of Marieke Hardy, that other perpetual undergraduate.

  226. None

    Personally I don’t think the LNP is redeemable but we do need sensible people lie Andrew Hastie in Parliament. I fear however that the local get up crowd are going to try and unseat him. It will be a huge loss because the only other option I think that is open to ex SAS is to go off overseas and prostitute yourself to the UAE or something as a military adviser.

  227. John Constantine

    If the Ponzi is creating a surplus, then when will it kick in and fund the repairs and replacements of the crumbling legacy infrastructure of the country?.

    Trillion dollar backlog from coasting along and drawing down on inherited infrastructure handed down from Old Australia.

    When will the surplus be enough to meet the interest payments and stop government debt compounding?.

    The mortgage debt of Australia at all time interest rate lows is grumbled about.

    Here is an experiment, just to wargame the stability of the show.

    Plug in Paul Keating level interest rates and what happens. plug in interest rates at half keating levels.

    The Australian dollar exchange rate has no real reason to be stronger than the Pitcairn Island Dollar, what happens when everybody else figures this out?.

    Comrades?.

  228. Crossie

    Malcolm is the reason and if you remove him it all falls apart and sanity returns.

    That’s insane.

    NEG is all Malcolm, the others are just going along in the name of party unity. They figure the electorate will forgive them one infidelity but if they cheat on another leader they will get a certain reputation. In other words, they feel they are stuck with him now.

    What’s more, apart from Malcolm and his obsession with the Paris agreement none of them have any conviction.

  229. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    On Sunday evening, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier posted a six-tweet thread on ‘extreme multiculturalism’ that has set off a political maelstrom in Canada, a country that seems no longer accustomed to hearing the truth from its political leaders.

    Bernier warned Canadians that the “cult of diversity will divide us into little tribes that have less and less in common, apart from their dependence on government in Ottawa. These tribes become political clienteles to be bought with taxpayers $ and special privileges.”

  230. Death Giraffe

    The irreversable decline of the West coincided with oldies radio stations dropping the 50’s and 60’s for repeated plays of Bruce Springsteen and Rick Astley.

  231. Mark from Melbourne

    This is one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen on TV for a while.

    + many

  232. cohenite

    She reminds me of Marieke Hardy, that other perpetual undergraduate.

    Hardy is a commie feminista ratbag.

    Daisy is against alarmism, islam and looks very fetching.

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