Wednesday Forum: September 12, 2018

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  1. John Constantine

    five. the number of million dollars in drought funding the Victorian government has announced ahead of the election.

  2. Chris

    Greetings all. I claim this thread for classical liberalism, and encourage the exercise of free speech, rationality and intellectual honesty.
    Monty is allowed to operate under the free speech clause.

  3. Peter Castieau

    In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago:

    https://www.conservatives.org.au/peter_castieau_matt_brazier_join_conservatives_wa_senate_ticket

    Lotsa volunteers doing the early prep work ahead of the next election. Having fun trying to make a difference. Would urge interested WA Cats considering putting their hand up to get in touch

    [email protected]

  4. Wil

    Why is the perpetually outraged Jon Faine allowed to consistently air his own personal green agenda views on abc public radio in Melbourne? Day after day. Smug too…
    Are the views the stated policy of the abc or is it his own agenda.
    Either way he should not be on unbiased public radio.

  5. zyconoclast

    ACCC greenlights $13 billion APA takeover by Hong Kong utility

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Wednesday morning it found the takeover would not impact competition in what was already a monopoly market. APA owns around two-thirds of all the major gas transmission pipelines in Australia.

    The next major hurdle for the deal is now the Foreign Investment Review Board, which will make its decision in part guided by the Critical Infrastructure Centre of Peter Dutton’s Department of Home Affair. It will be the first major test of the newly formed unit, which provides national security advice on foreign investment proposals.

  6. rickw

    Washington, spent the day in the A4A offices off Pennsylvania Avenue.

  7. zyconoclast

    Hungarian leader Victor Orban has been called a “neo-fascist” who threatens to destroy the European project, in angry scenes at Europe’s Parliament on Tuesday.

    Several European Union politicians expressed fear that the corruption, nepotism and illiberal politics they said characterised the Orban regime – including the mistreatment of asylum seekers – marked a “decisive moment” for the continent.

    “We are going back to a European history none of us want to see again,” said European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans.

    One MEP accused Orban of ruling a “state of xenophobia and creeping fascism that emboldens racists, misogynists and homophobes”.

    But Orban, who travelled to Strasbourg to defend his government from a move to suspend its European Union voting rights, said the honour of his country had been insulted.

    He accused “socialists and liberals” of attacking his country “because Hungarian people have decided that this country is not going to be a country of migrants”.

  8. zyconoclast

    Italian deep state

    And last week a Genoa court issued a ruling to freeze and confiscate the funds of the League, a party led by Italy’s most powerful politician, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, as part of a corruption investigation.

    Prosecutors have been looking for state funds of 49 million euros (about $79 million) provided to the party between 2008 and 2010, before Salvini took control, that have vanished from its coffers. The decision to approve the freezing of the League’s accounts, which would prevent political expenditures and payroll operations, presents a significant threat to Salvini’s party.

    Even critics of the League say the move would represent a remarkable intervention by the judiciary into the nation’s politics.

  9. dopey

    Son of Black Caviar going around next race at Bendigo. No. 10 Prince of Caviar.

  10. rickw

    Let’s not forget the new world created by goat fuckers: #911.

  11. DrBeauGan

    Wil
    #2814961, posted on September 12, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    Why is the perpetually outraged Jon Faine allowed to consistently air his own personal green agenda views on abc public radio in Melbourne? Day after day. Smug too…
    Are the views the stated policy of the abc or is it his own agenda.
    Either way he should not be on unbiased public radio.

    Yes. This is a case where we are paying much more than a visit to Bedlam cost in order to see the loonies.

    Seeing loonies rave is instructive, but they’d do it for free, so why pay them?

  12. Roger

    Hungarian leader Victor Orban has been called a “neo-fascist” who threatens to destroy the European project, in angry scenes at Europe’s Parliament on Tuesday.

    The rise of European nationalism: the result of people awakening to the lies of their leaders.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    One for Dr Beau:

    Australian workers are not the mathematicians they need to be, AI Group survey finds

    Australian workers do not have the digital or foundation skills they need for the modern workplace, according to a report by the Australian Industry Group.

    The AI Group surveyed about 300 businesses and 75 per cent of them reported skills shortages, meaning they cannot find the staff they need to fill the jobs they have.

    “These are quite often in areas around the technical trades, or in jobs that require reasonably high level maths skills, or science skills, or technical education skills,” AI Group chief executive Innes Willox said.

    The AI Group survey also found that 99 per cent of employers are affected by low levels of literacy and numeracy in their workforce and more than 60 per cent reported a lack of management and leadership capabilities.

    How odd that Australian wukkas don’t seem to be getting the arithmetical and literacy skills in school that they need. Maybe teachers should teach numbers and spelling a bit more. What a radical concept! They can learn about aboriginal black armband history, Gaia theory and the 57 known genders when they get to uni.

  14. Mother Lode

    From OOT:

    Greens support girl’s anthem boycott

    I am actually surprised by this.

    Our left is woefully unimaginative and always looking to take their cue from other countries.

    So I am astonished the girl was not encouraged to take the knee.

  15. zyconoclast

    Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?
    Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers are white women.

    Does it matter? Yes, according to a significant body of research: Students tend to benefit from having teachers who look like them, especially nonwhite students.

    The homogeneity of teachers is probably one of the contributors, the research suggests, to the stubborn gender and race gaps in student achievement: Over all, girls outperform boys, and white students outperform those who are black and Hispanic.

  16. Makka

    Wilcox (both Chair of Migration Council Australia and lobby group Aus Industry Group) pumping up the “Skills Shortage” panic again to keep the immigration ponzi alive,

    The AI Group surveyed about 300 businesses and 75 per cent of them reported skills shortages, meaning they cannot find the staff they need to fill the jobs they have.

    “These are quite often in areas around the technical trades, or in jobs that require reasonably high level maths skills, or science skills, or technical education skills,” AI Group chief executive Innes Willox said.

    “And particularly skills around the emerging parts of industry where they are looking to compete more, areas like skills in use of big data, automation and artificial intelligence.”

    This is despite evidence that a lot of STEM qualified grads remain unemployed;

    Many STEM-qualified applicants are finding a degree in the strongly promoted subjects is not an automatic passport to a job in the field, said Vicki Thompson, chief executive of the Group of Eight, comprising leading research universities…

    The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) said science and maths graduates had a strike rate up to 10 per cent below the average in finding work four months after leaving uni.

    About 20 per cent of Australia’s almost two million domestic students who graduated in the nine years to 2016 were in STEM disciplines…

    “Employers in business and industry were clearly not knocking down their door,” Ms Thomson told the Graduate Employment Outcomes and Industry Partnerships Forum.

    The Australian “skills shortage” is a myth. It’s fabricated to justify the population ponzi and Big Australia. The Uniparty still on course to see us royally screwed.

  17. Top Ender

    Too important to leave on the old Fred:

    What a surprise. Dad of non-anthem stander’s publications include:

    The developmental origins of moral concern: an examination of moral boundary decision making throughout childhood

    and

    The influence of goal demotion on children’s reproduction of ritual behavior

    Wonder how his ethics go in terms of getting his kids to push his agendas. Contact him at the link above.

  18. H B Bear

    Tennis umpires threatening to boycott matches involving Serena Williams.
    Seems they are none too happy that US tennis officials backed her claims of systematic sexism among them.

    Escalate – boycott the US.

  19. Roger

    So I am astonished the girl was not encouraged to take the knee.

    Parents are academics; you can imagine the dinner table discussions (not that I’d want to control them, unlike some!). The school has offered her the option of not attending the daily parade, but that’s not good enough for dad, apparently.

  20. From the Old Fred:
    Dot;

    In theory. The state does not give a shit about your rights.

    We’ve noticed that, dot.
    We’ve also noticed that shutting up and copping it sweet is making the problem worse.
    So what’s your answer to the erosion of our rights?*
    *NB – my position on what to do about the current state of the nation has been articulated far too often but I’ll do it again, just for you:
    “It is useless to stop an alcoholic from destroying their life. They must wake up one morning, in the gutter, covered in their own vomit and excreta before they realise they have a problem. Any attempt to slow or stop this process is an exercise in futility. In the same way, it is folly to sheet home the blame to our political classes because they are not the problem. The problem is directly the fault of the society that puts them in positions of power and influence.”
    “The political classes have worked out the problem and its inevitable outcome. They are looting the corpses as fast as they can. The citizenry are not even aware that there is a problem, they still haven’t worked out that their pockets are empty, their funds for retirement are being looted, and they are no longer safe in their own homes.”

  21. zyconoclast

    Genes are key to academic success, study suggests

    Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed. A new study published in npj Science of Learning by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and King’s College London explains the substantial influence genes have on academic success, from the start of elementary school to the last day of high school.

    “Around two-thirds of individual differences in school achievement are explained by differences in children’s DNA,” said Margherita Malanchini, a psychology postdoctoral fellow at the Population Research Center at UT Austin. “But less is known about how these factors contribute to an individual’s academic success overtime.”

  22. zyconoclast

    The principal of a predominantly Hispanic high school accused fans from a majority-white school of racially targeting Latino football players during a game last week.

    Santa Ana High School Principal Jeff Bishop said in a Facebook post on Saturday that fans from Aliso Niguel High School held signs that featured messages such as “Build The Wall,” a reference to President Trump’s oft-used promise in his 2016 presidential campaign.

    Santa Ana High School has a predominantly Hispanic student body, while the majority of Aliso Niguel’s students are white, according to The Orange County Register.
    “It would have been easy to blame the racist welcome the ‘Saints’ received as they walked into the stadium and read the posters referencing — Trump, ‘We love White,’ ‘Build the Wall’ and various other politically and racially-charged statements,” Bishop wrote on Facebook.

  23. H B Bear

    The Australian “skills shortage” is a myth. It’s fabricated to justify the population ponzi and Big Australia. The Uniparty still on course to see us royally screwed.

    Exactly what I was thinking as I listened to a news report of this Big Business apologist. Importing a 100,000 foreign students a year with a significant number of these doing the permanent residency to citizenship shuffle. Pull the other Innes it plays Bollywood dance mixes.

  24. Mother Lode

    The AI Group survey also found that 99 per cent of employers are affected by low levels of literacy and numeracy in their workforce

    Can we be sure AI has calculated that correctly?

    more than 60 per cent reported a lack of management and leadership capabilities.

    Similarly, can it be said that AIG robustly and energetically press their members’ needs to government (their raison d’etre) rather than pressing the government’s needs on their members?

  25. Peter Castieau

    Got your email Zulu

    Many thanks

  26. zyconoclast

    Political parties could be forced to fill 40% of their nominations with women, migrants, and people from ethnic minorities under a new local election quota system.

    A Local Government Bill due to be published before the end of the year will set quotas to encourage more diversity in politics.

    Around 12% of the population is now made up of migrants but just 31 non-Irish candidates ran in the last local elections in 2014, with three being elected.

    The Immigrant Council of Ireland hopes that the number of migrant candidates will dramatically increase, with at least one non-Irish candidate contesting in every constituency in next year’s local elections.

    Minister of state for local government and electoral reform, John Paul Phelan, is working on the bill ahead of the 2019 local elections. Under the new measures, political parties would lose out on funding if they fail to put forward candidates from diverse backgrounds.

    Parties who meet the quotas would receive money to hire an equality and diversity officer who would promote and support more integration in politics.

    Gender quotas have been introduced for general elections; however, there are currently no stipulations at local level.
    While the Women’s Council of Ireland and other groups have been pushing for gender quotas at local political level, it is now understood that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government wants to broaden these thresholds to include migrants and other minorities such as members of the Travelling Community.

    Mr Phelan expects that quotas will be set somewhere between 30% and 40%.

    He said: “We are unusual in that we give everyone a local election vote.”

    Despite the fact that every ordinary resident in Ireland is allowed to vote, with no stipulation around how long a person must be here before that eligibility applies, many people do not know their voting rights.

    Anyone who is ordinarily resident in Ireland can also stand for local election.

    The Carlow-Kilkenny TD said: “The most important thing is registration and that people know that they are entitled to be on the register and to cast a vote as long as they are over 18; it’s a freedom that doesn’t exist in many countries.

    “But then also it’s about getting people to put themselves forward, that’s a big jump, to go the whole hog and become a candidate, but in time I am sure we will see more candidates from migrant and minority backgrounds putting themselves forward,” he said.

    The Immigrant Council of Ireland is also working with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government on a multilingual information campaign.

    Integration outreach officer with the Immigrant Council, Joe O’Brien, said: “We need people to start running, to diversify the ballot paper, to put some colour on the posters up on the poles. We are not going to bridge the gap in one election cycle, it is going to take a few.

    “We need to test the waters and we are saying to people, try it out, we will give you guidance, don’t be disappointed if you don’t win, run a campaign that you can get something out of.”

    Mr O’Brien added: “We need people to be groundbreakers, we need people to be role models in the community, we need people to make a stand on a particular issue. We are saying you can use the local election campaign as a way of raising issues, be they local or national.”

  27. cuckoo

    Listening to “sex discrimination commissioner” Kate Jenkins (and why do so many of these femocrats sound about 16 years old?) today on AM was interesting. Reporting on the results of one their surveys which, as usual, returns improbable levels of the activity they are being paid to ‘manage’, she said something rather revealing. According to her, the answer to the straight out question “Have you been sexually harassed?” is “traditionally low“, “but then we ask them questions about behaviours which we know constitute sexual harassment”. In other words, we keep asking questions until we get the right answer.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Patent medicine for half price! Get in quick before it’s too late!!

    Victorian Government promises half-price solar batteries if re-elected

    The Victorian Government has committed to provide half-price solar batteries for 10,000 homes if it wins the November election.

    It’s a marvellous offer to be told you can buy something completely effing useless for half the price you otherwise would have to pay. Rejoice!

  29. H B Bear

    cuckoo – more like keep changing the definition till you get a number you like. And your $350,000 a year consultancy job rolling over.

  30. Tel

    Peter Castieau #2814958,

    I followed the link and then behind that is a link to your name that doesn’t work properly.

  31. Tel

    In other words, we keep asking questions until we get the right answer.

    Every government department exists primarily to justify its own existence and to expand its reach wherever possible. That’s simply what Darwin said, as applicable to government.

  32. DrBeauGan

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2814971, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm
    One for Dr Beau:

    My plan to teach feminist mathematics should fix that, Bruce.

    Everyone will feel really good about not being able to do sums. Or think.

  33. zyconoclast

    CBC in Colombia: How Venezuela’s crisis is impacting South America (video)
    The United Nations estimates 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela in the last four years due to poverty.

  34. Snoopy

    Monty on old thread.

    Huge! Joe DiGenova: Yates, Rice, Biden, Comey and Obama Met in White House to Discuss Targeting Mike Flynn

    Oh my! Law enforcement officers conspiring to uphold the law by gathering evidence on crimes! What outrage will they think of next. LOL.

    So Obama and his cabal met in 2016 to plan the investigation of a crime that wouldn’t be committed until 2017?

    Now that is just prescience I suppose.

  35. .

    We’ve noticed that, dot.
    We’ve also noticed that shutting up and copping it sweet is making the problem worse.
    So what’s your answer to the erosion of our rights?*

    Proceed with caution. Freedom is the moment you say no to authority – but can you afford it?

    If I was born into the Packer family, I would be trolling the legal system. You need deep pockets.

  36. stackja

    Tel
    #2814998, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    Peter Castieau #2814958,

    I followed the link and then behind that is a link to your name that doesn’t work properly.

    https://www.conservatives.org.au/peter_castieau_matt_brazier_join_conservatives_wa_senate_ticket
    wrong:
    https://www.conservatives.org.au/peter_castieau%20
    right:
    https://www.conservatives.org.au/peter_castieau

  37. Confused Old Misfit

    Winston Smith
    #2814985, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    BRAVO!

  38. Dot:

    Proceed with caution. Freedom is the moment you say no to authority – but can you afford it?

    We can’t afford not to.
    You may be confusing a lack of financial capital with a lack of moral capital.
    (Not being personal with that comment – it’s a generalisation.)

  39. Makka

    Can we be sure AI has calculated that correctly?

    You can be certain it isn’t when the Chair of Migration Council Australia is also a bigwig in the lobbyist AI Group.

    God forbid Australian businesses should be made to train up Australians here. The population ponzi offers a free ride to Australian businesses in at least 2 areas. Reduces their training costs and keeps the pressure on wages. Wilcox knows this intimately.

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pauline Hanson labels Australian anthem schoolgirl ‘a brat’
    Jill Poulsen, The Courier-Mail
    September 12, 2018 9:46am
    Subscriber only

    PAULINE Hanson says a Brisbane girl should be pulled out of school over her refusal to stand during the national anthem during school assembly.

    Harper Nielsen’s peaceful protest has sparked a heated debate about whether her actions are disrespectful.

    On Wednesday morning the family was unable to leave their home with TV crews camped out the front but the nine-year-old says she has “no regrets” about standing up for what she believes is right.

    Queensland senator Pauline Hanson uploaded a Facebook video where she claimed Harper had been “brainwashed.

    “This is divisive. Where is it coming from?,” she said.

    “I’m hearing from too many people that feel our kids are being brainwashed in our educational system, this transgender sex stuff, this safe school problem, what the hell is going on?

    “I’m angry about this … This kid is headed down the wrong path … take her out of the school.”

    Ms Hanson said because Cathy Freeman was “proud” to sign the anthem during the Sydney Olympics Harper shouldn’t have an issue with it.

    Well said, Pauline.

  41. stackja

    “At the top, the clouds and Northern Lights formed a face that looks like an alien, and at the bottom a Storm trooper is clearly visible,” says Strand. “Can this really just be a coincidence? :-)”

    Alien And Storm Trooper In Aurora
    Taken by Göran Strand on September 10, 2018 @ Handöl, Sweden

  42. BrettW

    Well done the tennis umpires. If Serena threatens an Umpire that he will never umpire a match with her again they should do the right thing and boycott her. Clearly she thinks she is above the rules of the game.

  43. DrBeauGan

    stackja
    #2815017, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm
    “At the top, the clouds and Northern Lights formed a face that looks like an alien, and at the bottom a Storm trooper is clearly visible,” says Strand. “Can this really just be a coincidence? :-)”

    Alien And Storm Trooper In Aurora
    Taken by Göran Strand on September 10, 2018 @ Handöl, Sweden

    Anne, get onto this immediately!

  44. Diogenes

    meaning they cannot find the staff they need to fill the jobs they have.

    … at the low wage they are offering – I fixes it !

  45. Snoopy

    Sexual harassment at work is on the rise in Australia, the Human Rights Commission says

    Well they would say that, wouldn’t they?

  46. stackja

    Murders of farmers in South Africa at 20-year low, research shows …
    https://www.theguardian.com/…/murders-of-farmers-in-south-africa-at-20-year-low-re…
    Jun 26, 2018 – Murders of farmers in South Africa at 20-year low, research shows … media describing white farmers in South Africa facing ‘a surge in violence’.

    South Africa: murders surge by more than 7% in a year
    The Guardian · 11 hours ago

    South Africa: murders surge by more than 7% in a year
    More than 20,000 people were killed between April 2017 and March 2018, figures show

    Between April 2017 and March 2018, police recorded 62 murders during 58 attacks on farms in South Africa. Fifty-two victims of fatal attacks were the owners or occupiers, nine were farm workers and one was a farm manager. Forty-six of the murder victims were white.

    Police didn’t record all?

  47. struth

    Cannot possibly work at present because the Federal Government meddles too much in state/territory affairs, routinely banning, or severely limiting development. This is on land and off shore. Just think Adani.

    So are you saying they’d soon sort out who is in charge of governing what?

    Seems that’s what would happen, and the federal government won’t have a say over shit it has no right to have a say over, only does now because of states on bended knee to them regarding GST allocation.

    It wouldn’t be complicated to work out where the GST is collected, because it is collected by businesses.

    I collect GST from all over Australia and my business must have an address to your business name.
    So I am collecting in QLD.
    Every Australian business must have a geographical base.
    Even the online traders.
    Even if a WA business just paid me.

    It would be a truly epic scenario and one easily put forward by government.

    WA would go for it big time.
    So would all states except SA, TAS, and the NT.
    It would be a huge win on so many fronts.
    Playing state based “parochial” victims from the left against one another would be awesome .
    Housing would drop, states wouldn’t mention the word emissions, and in one great swoop, super power here we come……………………………….

  48. .

    Not at all Winston. You have to be very brave to take on an implacable opponent with virtually unlimited resources.

  49. struth

    Peter Castieau,

    It seems Cory Bernardi is turning out as expected.
    Praising members of the liberal party on sky news the other night.
    Maybe you could remind him that he’s not in the Liberal party anymore.
    It was a perfect time to sink the boot in and grab votes, but again we see a man too decent for politics.

    Sigh…………………..

  50. .

    Snoopy
    #2815026, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Sexual harassment at work is on the rise in Australia, the Human Rights Commission says

    Well they would say that, wouldn’t they?

    It includes “leering”.

    Which is completely ridiculous.

  51. The entrapment argument only works if he did the crime. You are conceding that he is guilty already, you are trying to get him off on a technicality.

    I didn’t make an ‘entrapement argument’. There is no evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. What there is is evidence of Dem operatives employing Fusion GPS to fabricate a dossier that used false claims used by the FBI to form the foundation of a FISA warrant used to spy on the campaign of your political opponent in a presidential election. The use of false claims to procure a FISA warrant is not a ‘technicality’.

  52. .

    . The use of false claims to procure a FISA warrant is not a ‘technicality’.

    Indeed, it is indicative of many possible criminal and civil breaches.

  53. struth

    The Australian Human Rights broads and bitches, consider sexual harassment being left out of the diversity pick quota.
    Men turning up for work.
    Being asked to perform actual work.
    Not being allowed to wear a pink hi viz shirt.
    Having a male answer back when they’ve just created a scene berating him viciously , understanding that if they too were a bloke, they would have been sat on their arse.

  54. Rae

    It seems Cory Bernardi is turning out as expected.

    Bernardi and the Australian Conservatives have no real constituency. They will be gone after the next election.

  55. Mother Lode

    South Africa: murders surge by more than 7% in a year
    More than 20,000 people were killed between April 2017 and March 2018, figures show

    Notice how enthusiastically the ‘professionally black’ in the US embrace the symbolism of the entirely fictitious Wakanda as a banner African Americans can unite under, because the African continent can not be used to represent unity, solidarity, or functional societies?

    All my life there has been a steady stream of blacks from Africa skeletal with starvation, bleeding or dead, fleeing as blows by other blacks rain down on their head, and a few corpulent ones in garish caricatures of military uniforms grinning from ear to ear.

    As far as the political left is concerned, though, it is OK. Better to be oppressed, beaten and starved by other blacks than to live safely in a society which might have some white people in it.

  56. .

    Rae
    #2815037, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    It seems Cory Bernardi is turning out as expected.

    Bernardi and the Australian Conservatives have no real constituency. They will be gone after the next election.

    Really Rae? They have a huge membership base.

    How is your labrador? Has your Dad fixed your scooter yet?

  57. There is no evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

    LOL! You keep on pretending.

  58. struth

    The States never ratified Paris.
    That was Maolcum.

    If we dump Paris, (that’s not going to happen), the states are all still coming up with their own insanity regarding emissions because there is no real consequence to their grandstanding.
    Their GST is still there.
    The states are probably our biggest concern regarding power, and here they are virtue signalling us to ruin and still getting , as in SA’s case, an undeserved allocation of GST revenue.

  59. DrBeauGan

    .
    #2815029, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    Not at all Winston. You have to be very brave to take on an implacable opponent with virtually unlimited resources.

    Dot, the intellectual resources of the state are extremely limited, and its moral resources nugatory.

    Cowardice is a profound moral error.

  60. Snoopy

    The judge in the Papadopoulos case imposed just 2/13ths of the jail time Dirty Bob asked for.

    No collusion charges. That’s what passes for winning in MontyWorld.

  61. Snoopy

    Yawn! Another day. Another flip predicted.

  62. Nick

    Monty and his perennial ‘about to’ lol.

  63. Snoopy

    Papadopoulos was going to flip. What happened?

  64. stackja

    Kate Jenkins defines sexually harassed as anything a man does. Offering help etc. etc.
    A breathing man is at fault?

  65. flyingduk

    The homogeneity of teachers is probably one of the contributors, the research suggests, to the stubborn gender and race gaps in student achievement: Over all, girls outperform boys, and white students outperform those who are black and Hispanic.

    High IQ students outperform low IQ students. IQ is largely genetic. Average population IQs are, from highest to lowest: North Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, African

  66. DrBeauGan

    Poor m0nty. Whistling past the graveyard. Seeing hope in the least likely places. Totally missing the dreadful pathos of his position.

    You have to laugh.

  67. Mother Lode

    Speaking of evidence, Manafort may be about to flip:

    Any day now. Any daaaaay…

  68. Leigh Lowe

    The only flipping you are going to see, mUnter, is on your weekly visit to the Pancake Parlour for a big stack.

  69. Peter Castieau

    Aus Cons are Australias third largest political party (by membership) 25k plus…

  70. stackja

    NOWRA Princes Hwy approaching Nowra Bridge
    HAZARD Concrete spill
    Started today 11:04am, last checked today 2:13pm
    Heavy traffic conditions. Expect significant delays.
    Impact: Impact 1 of 2 southbound lane(s) closed (lane 1).
    Queues: 3km
    Attending: Emergency services
    Advice: Police are directing traffic
    Expect delays
    Other Info: Traffic is also queued 1km on Bolong Rd.

    BLF used to spill a lot of concrete.

  71. .

    DrBeauGan
    #2815043, posted on September 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    .
    #2815029, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    Not at all Winston. You have to be very brave to take on an implacable opponent with virtually unlimited resources.

    Dot, the intellectual resources of the state are extremely limited, and its moral resources nugatory.

    Cowardice is a profound moral error.

    How did you define intelligence before?

    Look at Peter Spencer, Pauline Hanson, David Leyonhjelm, Mark Latham, Bill Leak.

    I’m not calling people that don’t want to financially ruin themselves, cowards. We’re talking of decades of savings and perhaps supporting their families.

    Do you have the wherewithal to challenge the government all the way to the High Court?

  72. Rockdoctor

    Just in from the wilds again… Have driven thousands of km over the last few weeks. IMO Central Queensland roads possibly worst I have seen since some of them were sealed or widened & they can’t blame the monsoon. Reckon they will be dropping speed limits soon. Worlds longest roadworks on the Eaton Range still move along at a snails pace. We have 2 more years of incompetence to come with fixed 4 year terms, nice own goal LNP…

    Noticing an influx into the industry of sub-continental origin Professionals who still sport thick accents, can’t have been here long. Meanwhile some of the hourly rates & conditions being offered to colleagues who are looking around are still very poor given the upturn in profits & tonnages. Got this feeling companies have found ways around the suspension of 457 visas.

  73. Mother Lode

    I remember reading a philosopher musing over the concept of infinity. How do we imagine an infinite sequence of telegraph poles? We can imagine counting them as they trail off into the distance, maybe getting as far as 20 – but this would be exactly the same picture in our minds as simply counting 20 poles.

    Somewhere in our brains we finish of with ‘and this goes on forever’, which of course begs the question of how we conceptualise forever.

    Not quite sure why (it’s a mystery) but Monty’s persistent “Any day now…aaaaany daaaay…” always reminds me.

  74. Mother Lode

    All these flips end up being flops.

  75. Mark from Melbourne

    Meanwhile, in California, some second thoughts being had?

    If California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was expecting an easy race for the governor’s mansion, a poll released Thursday didn’t carry much in the way of good news.

    While the statewide poll from Probolsky Research showed Newsom leading with 44 percent of respondents, his Republican opponent John Cox had 39 percent support; a further 17 percent of those polled were unsure whom they would support.

    Smallish sample, but reading the article, the drift is all in one direction, and across all polls.

  76. Nick

    Aus Cons are Australias third largest political party (by membership) 25k plus…

    Nice to hear. I still don’t have a concrete reason to vote for them though, other than seeing the word Conservative.

  77. .

    Aus Cons are Australias third largest political party (by membership) 25k plus…

    Googleray reckons “no constituency”; I think what he means is Bernadi hasn’t been effective as a media tart like Pauline or DL.

    Googleray is an establishment bitch. I reckon he equates uniparty first preference votes under 70% with consensus among 25 million citizens.

  78. Aus Cons are Australias third largest political party (by membership) 25k plus…

    That’s like have the biggest tractor south of Christchurch.
    Not much good unless you can make it work.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Papadopoulos was going to flip. What happened?

    He did. Here’s what he said:

    Stunning! Not One Single Liberal Mainstream Media Outlet Carries Papadopoulos Spygate Revelation that Obama DOJ Set Him Up! (10 Sep)

    George Papadopoulos went on CNN and ABC this weekend to discuss his role in the Spygate scandal. Papadopoulos told the liberal anchors about how he was set up by Obama spy Stephan Halper in London after he was brought on by the Trump campaign.

    So having “flipped” he is saying as recently as Monday that Obama’s DoJ set him up.
    M0nty raked again.

  80. Senile Old Guy

    Cannot possibly work at present because the Federal Government meddles too much in state/territory affairs, routinely banning, or severely limiting development. This is on land and off shore. Just think Adani.

    So are you saying they’d soon sort out who is in charge of governing what?

    Many major projects run up against Federal environmental regulations, usually due to lobbying by the Greens and other left-wing types, including LNP. The NT, which has huge mineral resources, has major projects run by Canberra. And a large amount of land (about 40%) under native title, which can limit and delay development, as different tribal groups differ in opinion about what to do. The NT ALP government put a moratorium on fracking, which has produced billions in the US, although the Gunner government is reviewing that.

  81. DrBeauGan

    Do you have the wherewithal to challenge the government all the way to the High Court?

    I’d represent myself and if necessary I’d do gaol time rather than give in, dot.

    You overestimate the threat of poverty. I’ve been impoverished in financial terms before, and it’s not a big deal.

    You underestimate the difficulty of living with a knowledge of your own cowardice and despising yourself for it. That is a big deal. I’m not willing to go that way. What I think of myself matters more than anything else. “Come the whole world in arms…”

  82. Pedro the Ignorant

    I believe Rockdoctor @2.21 pm re sub continentals working in mining and associated industries may be on to something.

    A lot disappeared when the 457 rort was tightened up, but like Rockdoctor, I have seen a substantial increase in Indian “professionals” on the bigger company operations in the last 12 months or so.

    Gossip says many of them are useless and have dodgy qualifications from sub continental universities that nobody has ever heard of, yet they get hired sight unseen direct from India/Pakistan.

    In my line of work I had to liaise with this Indian comms tech over a job at an exploration site. Not only did he barely speak English, he seemed to have no idea of his supposed area of expertise. I reported this dunce back to the parent company but got a frosty reception from their HR bird.

    I bet he is still employed though because racism and discrimination.

  83. Bogey, good for you.
    The John Paul Jones approach can have an effect on govt.
    Not worth the loss of political capital that happens in a fight.

  84. Tom

    I refuse to link to the Paywallian’s spastic website, but the date of the Wentworth by-election has been set: October 20 (not October 6 as earlier forecast). There’s an even-money chance that will be the date the SloMo government falls as Photios Stalinists line up for Lieboral preselection to take on the Liars and the Filth — the Filth being my tip to take the seat.

    Might as well have the real thing as Lord Trumble’s Goldman Sachs version. Even SloMo says the candidate should have a vagina as Menzies’ party succumbs to identity politics. FMD.

  85. Tintarella di Luna

    You underestimate the difficulty of living with a knowledge of your own cowardice and despising yourself for it. That is a big deal. I’m not willing to go that way. What I think of myself matters more than anything else. “Come the whole world in arms…”

    Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth having.

    – Juvenal

  86. Senile Old Guy

    Williams now claiming she was penalised for “expressing her emotions”: “I am allowed to express my emotions”. No. She abused the official and that was the charge “Verbal abuse”; not “being emotional”.

    She labelled him a “thief” and a “liar” before setting off on an ugly rant at referee Brian Earley, halting the match for several minutes. She then claimed she was “owed an apology” from Ramos in an act of petulance rivalling anything seen from Nick Kyrgios.

  87. .

    You underestimate the difficulty of living with a knowledge of your own cowardice and despising yourself for it. That is a big deal. I’m not willing to go that way. What I think of myself matters more than anything else. “Come the whole world in arms…”

    That’s actually the right way to go, but I’m always wary of statements dickhead police and prosecutors could use against us, as we don’t have an explicit right to free speech.

  88. Peter O’Brien – Remaining silent on the climate scam, even if only with the intention of paying paying lip service to Paris, will be a much bigger blunder, both for his hopes of the Coalition’s re-election and, more important, for every Australians’ future.

    The MSM and the uniparty, methinks, underestimate the number of votes up for grabs by snaffling the anti-climate vote.
    The ecoloonies are never going to vote LNP.
    However, there are swinging votes in exposing the scam and why your electricity/gas bills are so high.

  89. DrBeauGan

    Come the three corners of the world in arms,
    And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue,
    If Beaugy to himself do rest but true.

    So boo to you.

  90. H B Bear

    I don’t know why the Lieborals opt for longer campaign periods considering they are so sh1t at it.

  91. DrBeauGan

    The ‘you’ is the entire state and anyone trying to intimidate us.

  92. Senile Old Guy

    Good post at Jo Nova:

    Now, we have incredible tri-partisan plans to cover the continent with a spider-web of transmission lines connecting wind/solar “farms” sending piddling amounts of intermittent power to distant consumers and to expensive battery and hydro backups – all funded by electricity consumers, tax-assisted speculators and foreign debt.

    We are the world’s biggest coal exporter but have not built a big coal-fired power station for 11 years. We have massive deposits of uranium but 100% of this energy is either exported, or sterilised by the Giant Rainbow Serpent, or blocked by the Green-anti’s.

    Link to the rest.

  93. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Might as well have the real thing as Lord Trumble’s Goldman Sachs version. Even SloMo says the candidate should have a vagina as Menzies’ party succumbs to identity politics. FMD.

    The vaginas seem more solid than the homosexualist candidates from my limited reading.

  94. When the very strong start a fight with the very weak, the strong lose the public relations war as soon as the fight starts. (Israel1 journo whose name I can’t recall)

  95. DrBeauGan

    That’s actually the right way to go, but I’m always wary of statements dickhead police and prosecutors could use against us, as we don’t have an explicit right to free speech.

    I do have a right to free speech, dot, and I intend to exercise that right. Whether the state recognises that right is largely a matter of indifference to me, although I despise any organisation that does not.

  96. DrBeauGan

    Which includes Twitter, Facebook and the Australian government.

  97. The vaginas seem more solid …

    Care to explain the ignorant amongst your premium sub. readers what a “solid vagina” is?

  98. Mother Lode

    as Photios Stalinists line up for Lieboral preselection

    It is a strange thing that a man whose influence has been so fatal to the Libs’ fortunes. Throughout his machinations the only constant has been foot marksmanship.

    I can understand lesser people lining up behind a winner, but Photios isn’t.

    He must have a camera with an awesome zoom and count among his acquaintances drug addicted goats prepared to lure the unsuspecting into compromising situations just as the camera shutter clicks.

  99. Nick

    She labelled him a “thief” and a “liar”

    Imagine a white player saying that to a black umpire.

  100. H B Bear

    Lord Waffles handing Wentworth to the Liars or the Greenfilth would be the final and well deserved insult to the S F Lieboral Party. If they had any balls left they would go back and find the original 54 bedwetters that haven’t already been wiped out (thinking of you Wyatt) and require them to show cause why their pre-selection shouldn’t be cancelled.

  101. Makka

    Donald Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Flips; Pleads Guilty to False Statements to FBI

    Great job that FBI. Same charge that Flynn answered to. Except the FBI later claimed that Flynn didn’t lie. Hmm, wonder what’s going on there?

    Meanwhile;

    White House lawyers are actively reviewing controversial FBI and Department of Justice documents relating to the 2016 presidential campaign for possible declassification, multiple sources with knowledge tell The Daily Caller News Foundation.

  102. Makka

    It is a strange thing that a man whose influence has been so fatal to the Libs’ fortunes.

    Photios has deep family and business connections to the Ruinables business with past history lobbying for same. He works actively to unseat Abbott because of his stance on coal and cheaper energy.

    He knows exactly where lobbying $$$$ need to go to ensure LNP support for expensive green energy.

  103. jupes

    Donald Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Flips; Pleads Guilty to False Statements to FBI

    “Flips” means to dob in Trump. Giving false statements to the FBI (last year) is hardly “flipping”. You idiot.

    FMD m0nty, if that’s all you’ve got then it might be time to give the Cat a rest for a while. Go watch some CNN and recharge your batteries.

  104. struth

    Many major projects run up against Federal environmental regulations, usually due to lobbying by the Greens and other left-wing types, including LNP. The NT, which has huge mineral resources, has major projects run by Canberra. And a large amount of land (about 40%) under native title, which can limit and delay development, as different tribal groups differ in opinion about what to do. The NT ALP government put a moratorium on fracking, which has produced billions in the US, although the Gunner government is reviewing that.

    NT isn’t a state.

    It might be a murky area, this is the way to clean those Murky areas up.
    State governments desperate for GST cash will sort it out pretty quick and I don’t think the lobby groups will have much sway when state government has to basically increase it’s private sector business community to get money, and get them to move to their state in the fist place.
    It’s a fantasy I know, but I think I’m getting a little woody just talking about it.

  105. struth

    Another day, another Monty TDS slobber attack.
    Nearly thee years this has been going on for.
    People have had babies that are just about school age now and Monty’s still waiting to be delivered , by the deep state, for his own rebirth into a socialist utopia.

  106. woolfe

    Isn’t the GST distributed by some murky government formula, thus increasing your GST through a larger private sector (say by reducing payroll tax) would mean more GST going to South Australia?

  107. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180912/pdf/43y84h3scsflpm.pdf

    Little Canadian/Australian explorer RTG announces it has the social license to have a crack at reopening the Bougainville mine.

    The unfortunate mention of politicians in the Bougainville ‘shire council’ being misinformed seems to indicate the brown paper bags of social license haven’t been spread thickly enough.

    Not for me, but watch with fascination.

    Bougainville mine could well be up and running before another major mine or oil/gas project opens in godless commo Victoria however.

    We know our politicals are corrupt, why not just make bribery legal so the country can get something actually done?.

  108. struth

    Friggin R button.
    My computer has porky pig syndrome.

  109. Makka

    reopening the Bougainville mine.

    Paradise lost.

  110. struth

    Isn’t the GST distributed by some murky government formula, thus increasing your GST through a larger private sector (say by reducing payroll tax) would mean more GST going to South Australia?

    Yes woolfe, but we are having a bit of a conversation about the fantasy of what would happen if states collected the GST from their own state based businesses.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, closing down now – see you all in a couple of weeks.

  112. Mother Lode

    He knows exactly where lobbying $$$$ need to go to ensure LNP support for expensive green energy.

    Except he is steering the Libs into opposition where their support for ruinables will be purely academic.

  113. Top Ender

    Anthem protest girl thread open in the Oz.

    Comments 98% against, and also quite hilarious. A sample:

    robert 16 MINUTES AGO
    But she’s not indigenous.How would she know how they feel? I’m offended.

    FLAGSHARE11DavidNathanGerardKristineLIKEREPLY
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    Peter 17 MINUTES AGO
    It’s Dad who is the brat.

    FLAGSHARE15DavidNathanKristineCharlesLIKEREPLY
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    Puzzled 19 MINUTES AGO
    Triple head tilt!

    FLAGSHARE5GerardKristineJerriDavidLIKEREPLY
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    Igor 12 MINUTES AGO
    @Puzzled And long beard. It’s yardstick of leftism.

    FLAGSHARE2CharlesPeterLIKEREPLY
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    John 19 MINUTES AGO
    My two dogs never stand for the national anthem.

    We discussed the matter as mature adults, and they could immediately see my point of view:

    That since the canine-rights of dogs have yet to be recognized in the Australian Constitution, why should any self-respecting (they are never self-regarding) dogs stand for the anthem?

    FLAGSHARELIKEREPLY
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    Michael 19 MINUTES AGO
    The old man looks like a complete tool….

    FLAGSHARE16KristineJackianchrisLIKEREPLY
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    Brad 19 MINUTES AGO
    Poor little thing . coached by simpletons.

    FLAGSHARE16KristineJackianchrisLIKEREPLY
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    Cliffo 19 MINUTES AGO
    I feel sorry for this kid. As I’d feel sorry for any kid who’s been brainwashed with their parents ideological madness at such a young age.

    To the parents I say, you may be proud of her for repeating what you’ve obviously hounded her to say. But, that’s nothing to be proud of.

    I’m sure Fagin would have been proud of his understudy, The Artful Dodger.

    FLAGSHARE9KristineJackCharlesHelenLIKEREPLY
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    Boiragi 19 MINUTES AGO
    A 9 years old is being indoctrinated in identify politics…

    God help us all.

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    Edi 20 MINUTES AGO
    Ho my. Another unnecessary distraction. Granted, this young girl is being brain washed by her parents, sadly though, an education system that expects her to stand up for the anthem is not exactly blameless in the brainwashing department. Please, read the words and tell me with a straight face that it’s not 90% bovine excrement. There have been tremendous changes taking pace in this country since federation, the anthem, as it stands, has no relevance in the present day. Were this to be put to a court of law it would find that making kids stand for something which is increasingly irrelevant to their education is a nonsense.

    FLAGSHARE1MichaelLIKEREPLY
    Avatar for John
    John 12 MINUTES AGO
    @Edi Whether you personally think it relevant or not the fact is that it’s our National Anthem and school children are required to stand when it’s played.

    FLAGSHARELIKEREPLY
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    robert 12 MINUTES AGO
    @Edi You heading to court already Edi,go steady it’ll cost ya.

  114. Makka

    Except he is steering the Libs into opposition where their support for ruinables will be purely academic.

    I don’t know about that. You seriously don’t think financial support for Ruinables would be any less with a Labor Govt? Financially, he is backing a Ruinables bonanza if Labor gets in.

  115. Mother Lode

    You seriously don’t think financial support for Ruinables would be any less with a Labor Govt?

    Oh, definitely. The unions need to keep money pouring into those for their Superfunds.

    But Photios is forfeiting influence on all areas of policy.

    The Libs would so a lot better if they slowed down migration and reigned in other areas of government profligacy and he could still keep ruinables as the party’s flaw that people would be required to put up with in order to get the benefits of the other policies.

  116. Roger

    Williams now claiming she was penalised for “expressing her emotions”: “I am allowed to express my emotions”.

    I see Billie Jean King is now walking back her support, admitting Williams’s hysterical outburst – 00ps, emotional display – bad sportsmanship…or should that be sportswomanship?

    Women’s tennis has never been so interesting.

  117. C.L.

    Manafort may be about to flip

    Which one is he, again?
    Is he the exotic dancer or the one who got 14 days for double-parking?

  118. Makka

    The Libs would so a lot better if they slowed down migration and reigned in other areas of government profligacy and he could still keep ruinables as the party’s flaw that people would be required to put up with in order to get the benefits of the other policies.

    I don’t think these parasites are anywhere near that sophisticated. The LNP/ Uniparty are straightjacketed into keeping the Ruinables subsidies and migration ponzi going. We’ll see a lot of smoke and mirrors suggesting otherwise but the bottom line is the policies won’t change.

    Photios’ loss of influence will be easily assuaged by the mega Govt $$$$ flowing into his pocket via Labour runiables subsidy. He’s on a can’t lose wicket. Then there’s this kind of garbage supporting Photios policies. No wonder he wants Abbott silenced;

    Climate poll shows Morrison politically vulnerable as more voters back action
    Number of Australians concerned about impact of climate change and wanting coal phased out rises

  119. C.L.

    The only important thing to remember about Serena Williams is that – throughout her career – there have been 800 16 year-old boys in the world who could thrash her in straight sets.

  120. wivenhoe

    Climate poll shows Morrison politically vulnerable as more voters back action
    Number of Australians concerned about impact of climate change and wanting coal phased out rises

    Yet another Ultimo Water Cooler poll produces what they want to hear.

  121. calli

    I wonder if it was less the depiction of Serena and more the “let her win” in Knight’s cartoon that raised hackles?

    The racism stuff is just so much squid ink. In the light of LL’s comments yesterday, Serena has a record to beat – a pale, stale female of the outspoken Christian variety. No doubt the backers were lined up and ready to rub it in this summer at the aptly named Arena.

    Slipped away now.

  122. “Flips” means to dob in Trump. Giving false statements to the FBI (last year) is hardly “flipping”.

    You didn’t read the article, did you jupes.

  123. Snoopy

    Fin Review

    The Obamas are worth 30 times more than when they entered the White House

    BO sure is lucky. He did very well out of some real estate deals even before he was elected to Congress IRC.

  124. Gary

    He Flipped against himself monty. Not the same.

  125. stackja

    Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Save Lives and Public Funds, Extensive New Study Confirms
    With in-depth statistics and personal stories, years-long research study from Charlotte Lozier Institute reveals the heroic work of volunteer-driven pregnancy centers.

  126. LOL! You keep on pretending.

    Whenever monty lol’s you know he’s fetal in some corner.

  127. He Flipped against himself monty. Not the same.

    Not really. We will have to wait to see how his testimony fits into the rest of the investigation, but he wouldn’t have gotten off with such a slap on the wrist without him providing something substantial on someone else.

  128. Tom

    … brown paper bags of social licence …

    Thank you, John Constantine.

  129. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2815045, posted on September 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    Speaking of evidence, Manafort may be about to flip:

    You have forecast with great confidence many “about to flip”s.

    How many have actually occurred?

  130. PAULINE Hanson says a Brisbane girl should be pulled out of school over her refusal to stand during the national anthem during school assembly.

    WELCOME TO PC WORLD

  131. wivenhoe

    How many have actually occurred?

    Annnyyy Daayyy now.

  132. The more operative question is who hasn’t co-operated with Mueller. Those are the guys who are going down.

  133. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Fairfax has dragged John Hewson out for his last op-ed before Malcolm takes over next month.

  134. JC

    Monst

    What’s your “position” on the Serena cartoon?

  135. jupes

    Not really. We will have to wait to see how his testimony fits into the rest of the investigation, but he wouldn’t have gotten off with such a slap on the wrist without him providing something substantial on someone else.

    That was over a year ago you knob-jockey. Trump is still President.

    This last week he has “flipped” on Downer and the CIA professor who set him up so they could spy on Trump. Try to keep up you idiot.

  136. wivenhoe


    Monst
    What’s your “position” on the Serena cartoon?
    Receiving?

  137. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Back in reality, things are looking terrible for Strzok and co:

    https://twitter.com/RepMarkMeadows/status/1039582215229857795

    “Other documents indicate DOJ officials, specifically Andrew Weissmann, participated in unauthorized conversations with the media…evidence suggest senior officials at the FBI & DOJ communicated w/other news outlets beyond the WaPo as well.” Leaks everywhere.

    Uh oh.

  138. Gary

    We will have to wait to see how his testimony fits into the rest of the investigation

    monty are trying to be ironic? seriously!

  139. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Hillary will never be President.

    True, but we must encourage her to run again in 2020.

  140. H B Bear

    Fairfax has dragged John Hewson out for his last op-ed before Malcolm takes over next month.

    Sad. The ALPBC and renewables carpet bagging is all Dr John has left.

  141. Makka

    We will have to wait to see how his testimony fits into the rest of the investigation

    monty are trying to be ironic? seriously!

    Gary, that is mUnty code for; ” I have no clue what I’m talking about”.

  142. cuckoo

    The lengths to which the establishment will go to ram ‘diversity’ down our throats verge on the comic. Got a bit of junkmail from Public Transport victoria, about some kind of voucher. The only pictorial element is a photo of a hand holding the document. The hand of course is (a) black, (b) female.

  143. Gary

    Makka

    I’m going back to thinking monty works for Trump.

  144. JC

    m0nty
    #2815131, posted on September 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    “Flips” means to dob in Trump. Giving false statements to the FBI (last year) is hardly “flipping”.

    You didn’t read the article, did you jupes.

    Monst, you’re like a widow still hoping her dead hubby will be found alive after 40 years of no show. There’s no collusion because none exists. If there were we would have heard about it by now, over the last two years. You kumquot head.

  145. Andreas

    The lengths to which the establishment will go to ram ‘diversity’ down our throats verge on the comic. Got a bit of junkmail from Public Transport victoria, about some kind of voucher. The only pictorial element is a photo of a hand holding the document. The hand of course is (a) black, (b) female.

    The ads encouraging people to vote in local council elections features a lady in a head scarf. But of course.

  146. JC

    dover_beach
    #2815148, posted on September 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Hillary will never be President.

    We know that because Trump continually reminds and advises her to get on with her life.

  147. The Libs would so a lot better if they slowed down migration and reigned in other areas of government profligacy and he could still keep ruinables as the party’s flaw that people would be required to put up with in order to get the benefits of the other policies.

    Trouble with that is that power prices whack industry of any sort.
    There won’t be a country to rule if ruinables penetrate any further.
    And we don’t have French nukes or Russion gas pipelines to help out.

    energy = industry

    Shorton gas/elec. means shorton on industry and jobs.

  148. Boambee John

    Dr BG

    Check back on the McDonalds case about 20 years ago.

    Makkas got a lot of bad publicity by suing some bloke (iirc it was in London) who made rude remarks about their product.

    Thing was, he had prepared by divesting himself of all assets, thus fighting the whole case with legal aid. Big success on his part.

    So if you are going to take up this fight, prepare first, then they will have to fund your fight against them.

  149. C.L.

    The luvvie salesmanship around national anthem girl should be amusing. Dad’s a stuck-up uni psychologist wanker and he’s saying his little Kaepernick is better than the other kids.

    Good luck with that.

  150. C.L.

    I bet a thousand dollars national anthem girl (and/or dad) is on The Project tonight.

  151. Delta A

    The lengths to which the establishment will go to ram ‘diversity’ down our throats verge on the comic.

    Daughter unexpectedly spent the weekend in hospital, firstly in the local facility, then transferred by ambulance to Flinders Medical Centre.

    She was put in a ward with two men. She’s no prude, but she was furious, especially when there was a lone woman in the next ward. Later, a man was put in with that woman.

    Hooray for diversity!

  152. Boambee John

    The talking points emails must have stopped for a while, but have now resumed. m0nty hasn’t been this hyper in days.

    Or maybe Krispy Kreme has had a sale, and he is in a sugar high?

  153. Speedbox

    I bet a thousand dollars national anthem girl (and/or dad) is on The Project tonight.

    Sucker bet. No thanks.

  154. Boambee John

    Delta A

    She was put in a ward with two men. She’s no prude, but she was furious, especially when there was a lone woman in the next ward. Later, a man was put in with that woman

    Perhaps they all identified as women?.

  155. Confused Old Misfit

    She was put in a ward with two men. She’s no prude, but she was furious, especially when there was a lone woman in the next ward. Later, a man was put in with that woman

    That is unacceptable.

  156. JC

    Over 16 hours now but Achmed (makka) refuses to explain his core views/models on trade and immigration so that he’s not painted as a hypocritical fatmouth. All we’ve had so far is the usual bluster about da lying etc. We’re still waiting.

  157. Delta A

    Perhaps they all identified as women?.

    I suggested that to her, BJ.

    I’m too ladylike to quote her reply.

  158. Des Deskperson

    “Dad’s a stuck-up uni psychologist wanker and he’s saying his little Kaepernick is better than the other kids.”

    While living in what is possibly the whitest suburb in Australia.

    And his degrees are from two third-rate universities – Latrobe (ranked 20th) and Flinders (ranked 28th).

  159. Cactus

    CL – I am not taking you on with regards to that bet.

    Alternatively, the Project will have on a bunch of ‘experts’ who condemn the ‘racism’ of the Mark Knight cartoons.

    I save myself the bother and don’t watch. Cant stand that show.

  160. zyconoclast

    I posted the audio on Sunday. This is the link to the full transcript

    The Clinic Of Last Resort: Why It’s So Hard To Get A Late Surgical Abortion

    [A small bit here]

    Alice Brennan: If you’re looking to get a late abortion, that’s an abortion after 20 weeks, or halfway through your pregnancy, it can be incredibly hard to find somewhere that will provide this. That’s what you’ve investigated for this story, Hagar, what did you find out?

    Hagar Cohen: Well in many cases, because of the number of doctors who are conscientious objectors and other access issues, lack of resources, and confusing laws, women seeking a late abortion are often left with only one place to go.

    Clinic staff: Hello can I help you? Ok, that’s fine, just pull the door towards you.

    Hagar Cohen: It’s known as the Clinic of Last Resort and that’s where I’ll take you later.

    Alice Brennan: And just a warning, this program might be a bit confronting, so if it’s not your thing, turn off now. We begin this story at a counselling service in Brisbane.

    Hagar Cohen: If you’re considering an abortion, you might find yourself calling this woman.

    Michelle: Hello children by choice, this is Michelle.

    Hagar Cohen: From their office in Brisbane, Children by Choice counsels around 70 women across Queensland each week, mostly through their pregnancy hotline.

    Michelle: Can I firstly check what part of Queensland you’re in at the moment? Ok and do you know how many weeks pregnant you are at the moment?

    Hagar Cohen: Michelle starts her calls with lots of questions.

    Michelle: Ok, ok and are you working that out based on your…

    Hagar Cohen: There is a sense of urgency. She’s aware that as time marches on, the fewer options the women calling her have available to them.

    Michelle: Time is always of the essence. There can be physical health issues,mental health issues, domestic violence, poverty.

  161. JC

    What great news.

    Perhaps the Beltway press corps will someday acknowledge that the health of the economy is more important than the President’s Twitter commentary about the economy. In the meantime, reporters should take note as business creation reaches the highest level ever recorded in the United States.

    Credit where credit is due though. It’s all the Kenyan’s doing, according to him. Trump has nothing to do with it.

  162. C.L.

    Alternatively, the Project will have on a bunch of ‘experts’ who condemn the ‘racism’ of the Mark Knight cartoons.

    Nah, Cactus.
    They did that last night. I caught some of it. Waleed was very stony-faced as he declared fat lips on caricatures racist. One of the birds on the panel condemned caricature as an art form because it exaggerates features and is mean. Basically, cartoonist Knight was comparable to Adolf Eichmann.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Two links:

    Hadrian’s Villa

    Amazing place, even now, although mostly in ruins, and showing strong Hellenist-Egyptian influences. He was, I suspect, trying to make amends to Antinous, whether or not the disputed grave was in Antinopolis or here. Who knows what happened to that young man – did Hadrian murder him, was it a failed sex practice, or had the young lad (said to be only 13) just had enough and suicided? Hadrian emerges as a very conflicted man. I loved the room with seven niches for stoic philosphers’ statues, where he retreated when he was in a bad mood, which apparently was often. It was also a very redolelnt experience to sit by the statue-lined long pool and imagine the fine dinners had around it, and possibly some very wild parties too.

    Here too is a link re Hadrian’s own mausoleum, which he built for his own family and himself. It is really remarkable, added to over the ages, so that it contains much of interest down the centuries of Papal history, but within one becomes so aware of how much this Roman Emperor emulated Egypt and its great tombs. There is a cafe at the top which serves light refreshments and the view over Rome is outstanding; worth it just for that. Hadrian dedicated his tomb to Helios, the sun god, in whose reflection he saw himself, as did Constantine the Great, for ideas of an eternal and over-riding spiritual force were becoming dominant in the Empire at that time. The Popes dedicated this once-pagan temple, as was their wont, to the defender of Christian interests, St. Michael. Sant’Angelo, the Sainted Angel.

    Castelo Sant’Angelo

    Two places not on the immediate tourist ‘must see’ but well worth making the effort on your second (in my case fourth) visit to Rome.

  164. pete m

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2815156, posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm
    Hillary will never be President.
    True, but we must encourage her to run again in 2020.

    You mean helped by two burly men to walk anywhere, with an ambulance on standby, and a big black dude with a needle prepped, all ready for that 3am phone call.

  165. DrBeauGan

    Boambee John
    #2815165, posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    Dr BG

    Check back on the McDonalds case about 20 years ago.

    Makkas got a lot of bad publicity by suing some bloke (iirc it was in London) who made rude remarks about their product.

    Thing was, he had prepared by divesting himself of all assets, thus fighting the whole case with legal aid. Big success on his part.

    So if you are going to take up this fight, prepare first, then they will have to fund your fight against them.

    Good idea.

  166. Mother Lode

    You will notice that Monty will persist with a certainty on the basis of ‘we will have to wait and see’.

    The Monty dialectic is a little like the Underpants Gnome business model:

    Someone pleads guilty to something unconnected to Trump > ? > Trump is impeached/imprisoned/hung, drawn and quartered/forbidden donuts FOR EVAH!!!! (and so on)

  167. pete m

    Hadrian’s villa is great – got some nice photos, and loved the engineering involved in all those fountains gravity fed. Many remaining working 2,000 years later.

    Made a nice change from the crowd in Rome.

  168. Rae

    Manafort may be about to flip

    Which one is he, again?
    Is he the exotic dancer or the one who got 14 days for double-parking?

    He be da Bagman fo’ de PGiC. Not unlike Alphonse Capone’s accountant.

  169. The luvvie salesmanship around national anthem girl should be amusing. Dad’s a stuck-up uni psychologist wanker and he’s saying his little Kaepernick is better than the other kids.

    Good luck with that.

    You can bet someone in the media known to the father was already lined up to do the story before it even happened.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Monst, you’re like a widow still hoping her dead hubby will be found alive after 40 years of no show. There’s no collusion because none exists. If there were we would have heard about it by now, over the last two years. You kumquot head.

    And Trump’s decision (pushed by Guilliani) that he will only answer questions from Mueller in writing means that the perjury trap option has been closed off to Mueller now as well.

  171. JC

    Artie often talks about supporting independent businesses and in some cases I agree with that because at times service is also as important as price. Wine shops are the great example.

    But here’s the rub. I’ve had enough of the crap piling up in the garage, so wifey and I went to take a looksee at IKEA and see what they offered in wardrobe type arrangement so I can hide all the junk in the garage. Clutter really messes with my mind.

    As we walked around, we looked in the kitchenware dept and there was similar pan she bought at a kitchenware place last week (she told me) that cost her 48 bucks. A similar pan in IKEA was 14 bucks. That kitchenware joint may as well send someone to IKEA to stock up and still have 240% margin. She reckons IKEA has a better selection of day to day of kitchenware then any other store she’s been in.

    Large corps are hard to beat. That’s the rub.

  172. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I was reading again about Falling Man last night.

    Just another small horror story from that horrific day – one of the firemen killed that day was killed by a person who had fallen to their death. Can you imagine what that was like for the emergency workers at the scene? People were landing all around them.

  173. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Did you have to assemble the pan yourself?

  174. JC

    Last I read, a few years ago, they still don’t know who Falling Man was. Have they confidently been able to ID him?

  175. Snoopy

    So the Lib bullying victims lied because they were emotionally distraught after their idol was dumped. I hope their colleagues treat them as pariahs for so long as they remain in Parliament.

  176. JC

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2815201, posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Did you have to assemble the pan yourself?

    No.

    They even send out fuckers to assemble the wardrobe contraption. I don’t do that shit. $199. All combined it’s pretty cheap.

  177. Des Deskperson

    Lizzie, did you notice the extraordinary high Italainate – and almost proto-Fascist – architecture of the Palace of Justice, just across the road from the Castelo St Angelo?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Justice,_Rome

  178. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Last I read, a few years ago, they still don’t know who Falling Man was. Have they confidently been able to ID him?

    Almost.

    A lot of families refuse to acknowledge that their loved ones would jump. It’s a really strange and almost taboo subject in America.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/

    Very good read. Brutal though.

  179. Makka

    Over 16 hours now but Achmed (makka) refuses to explain his core views/models on trade and immigration so that he’s not painted as a hypocritical fatmouth. All we’ve had so far is the usual bluster about da lying etc. We’re still waiting.

    Lol, you fatmouth fkg dickhead. I called you out 5 times yesterday and still you haven’t produced any proof at all of your assertion. Now back for more punishment? Yeah that’s right. You’re a liar. Prove me wrong fatmouth. Even None had to point out to you that you are full of shit.

    You can beg me for obtuse irrelevant explanations for the coming year and the answer will still be the same – get fkd. Maybe I’ll respond if you stop being such a coward and refrain from lying your way out of arguments.

    In the meantime I will use opportunities exposing your open borders, high immigration and low wages globalist lunacy.

    Go!
    lol.

  180. JC

    Hey Textor.

    Last night, you were trying to give me grief (unsuccessfully) because I ran a quick check to the length of time you were posting “textorials” at the Cat that day. It was 12 hours, perhaps after only a light lunch and no dinner. One time last month I caught you doing 37 hours straight.

    Then I find this comment from you earlier to Fatboy (a few hours ago).

    Snoopy
    #2815005, posted on September 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Monty on old thread.

    You hypocritical, disgusting fleabag, Text. A few hours after and you can’t even maintain your own lowly standards. No wonder the texting. There’s no wattage, except for the envy thing you have going.

  181. 2dogs

    Climate poll shows Morrison politically vulnerable as more voters back action
    Number of Australians concerned about impact of climate change and wanting coal phased out rises

    What ScoMo needs to do is have a Nuclear vs Renewables plebiscite timed to coincide with the next election. Lots of advantages:

    a) Nuclear would win that (climate skeptics would vote nuclear, the I don’t want to pay crowd would too. The remainder are a minority). He will get a boost from riding in on the wave.

    b) ScoMo himself won’t be able to be portrayed as a climate skeptic, while still receiving the votes of climate skeptics.

    c) The renewables crowd would be arguing against nuclear. When they do so, it is they who will be the ones that will look to be “anti-science”.

    d) The plebiscite focus the electorates attention and would crowd out other issues in the election. The ALP won’t get any traction in other areas.

    e) Shorten would get challenged on whether he would respect a yes to nuclear if he gets in but the plebiscite passes. Saying no will lose all votes that would otherwise by nuclear+ALP. Saying yes would rip the ALP apart internally.

  182. Makka

    They even send out fuckers to assemble the wardrobe contraption. I don’t do that shit.

    Just last week you were telling everyone all about the benefits of packaged kitchen quality from China. You can’t even assemble some bloody shelves! Man, you are so full of shit JC. LOL.

  183. Oh come on

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is brilliant. He ever-so-politely swats the annoying femmo and the chippy northerner with impeccable logic and even has a lovely, subtle dig at the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  184. JC

    Achmed

    There can’t be any lying from me, because you’ve confused things so much we simply don’t know where you stand except to call people you disagree with, liars and vagabonds. For the longest time, you’ve done a cheap community theater like impersonation of Bill the Butcher. Now, you’re implying you’re nothing like Bill. State your model for both trade and immigration so can discuss in a more certain way. It’s not too much to ask.

  185. Snoopy

    Okay, I’ll try to be sensitive.

    Joey, Sinc HAS NOT appointed you to be his blog fag. It is merely a delusion you hold. A fantasy. A desperate effort by your stunted brain to give your miserable life some meaning.

    If you feel the need, go outside and bark at the moon until you feel better. Life can be cruel. It’s all part of God’s design. But take heart. The kingdom of heaven awaits the humble and meek.

  186. A Lurker

    Another nasty twist down the euthanasia slippery slide.

    Troug and Miller suggested that it is ethical to intentionally cause the death of a person, for the purpose of transplanting organs, if consent is obtained and when the person is unlikely to neurologically recover.

    The current issue of the NEJM (Sept 6, 2018) features an article by Ian Ball, Robert Sibbald and Robert Troug. They argue that it is ethical to change the guidelines to enable organ donation by euthanasia, if consent is obtained. The authors of the article suggest that legalizing euthanasia creates new pathways for organ donation.

    Another reason for doctors to suggest termination of life when life continues to stubbornly cling.

  187. JC

    Just last week you were telling everyone all about the benefits of packaged kitchen quality from China. You can’t even assemble some bloody shelves! Man, you are so full of shit JC. LOL.

    I don’t understand why you think those two things are incompatible, Achmed. Please explain. Try and maintain a gentlemanly composure too, as there are ladies present and it’s not that sort of blog.

  188. C.L.

    But here’s the rub. I’ve had enough of the crap piling up in the garage, so wifey and I went to take a looksee at IKEA and see what they offered in wardrobe type arrangement so I can hide all the junk in the garage. Clutter really messes with my mind.

    The IKEA wardrobe solution is Baghdad, JC.
    Real men go to Tehran.
    Don’t store the junk. Go full neo-con and throw it all out.*
    ————
    * Beloved, loyal old boots excepted.

  189. H B Bear

    No-one over 25 should be buying IKEA furniture. The worst thing is that everyone knows it is from IKEA.

  190. Rae

    SA Health – Same Gender Accommodation Policy Guideline

    All patients, staying overnight in a South Australian public hospital are to be
    placed in same gender accommodation, use same gender accommodation
    facilities, and are not required to move through mixed gender areas to reach their
    own facilities (except when considered clinically appropriate).

    Apart from areas listed under Exemptions on page 13, when co-location (mixed
    gender accommodation) does occur it should only ever be a short-term temporary
    situation and the patient should be relocated to same gender accommodation
    within 24 hours of admission to the ward.

    Patients, families and carers must be informed of why the co-location (mixed
    gender accommodation) has occurred, the steps taken to address the situation
    and the plan of when this will be resolved and by whom.

  191. H B Bear

    JC if you are in Melbourne get your kitchenware from the place opposite the South Melbourne markets. Great shop. Have a dim sim while you are there.

  192. Gab

    * Beloved, loyal old boots excepted.

    Even when they’re 60 years old, smelly and no longer worn just kept as some precious memento. 😀

  193. C.L.

    Ahoy, Jacob R-M: the 90s called. They want that suit back.

  194. JC

    Joey, Sinc HAS NOT appointed you to be his blog fag. It is merely a delusion you hold. A fantasy. A desperate effort by your stunted brain to give your miserable life some meaning.

    Lol. 12 hours straight, light lunch no dinner and you’re talking about a miserable life. Last month it was 37 hours straight. Look in the mirror, Dickhead.

    If you feel the need, go outside and bark at the moon until you feel better. Life can be cruel. It’s all part of God’s design. But take heart. The kingdom of heaven awaits the humble and meek.

    Why would I do that, when I can kick you around for a while seeing Ronery is heading off overseas (or puports to be as you can never tell with him) checking out war graves.

    You have the intellectual consistency of a runny pie, Dickhead.

  195. Oh come on

    Almost.

    A lot of families refuse to acknowledge that their loved ones would jump. It’s a really strange and almost taboo subject in America.

    I thought they had. Wasn’t there some docco about it? Initially it was thought to be a waiter at Windows On The World (name?) – he was Catholic, Hispanic and his family were insistent he would never commit suicide. The program identified the guy as being someone else and the waiter’s family was relieved and the other guy’s family was relieved (they were allegedly tortured by the thought he had a painful death or somesuch but figured he didn’t if he jumped) so it all worked out neatly. A bit too neatly IMHO, but whatever.

    One other really bizarre thing the docco claimed was that there existed a somewhat paranoid and widely held belief in American society that the people who jumped were cowards. I remember the event very well, along with the media coverage of it. That sounds like anti-American revisionist history to me.

  196. max

    Gossip says many of them are useless and have dodgy qualifications from sub continental universities that nobody has ever heard of, yet they get hired sight unseen direct from India/Pakistan.

    Correct.

    Was told by a Paki the other day that he is sponsoring his brother to come here for a job in telecommunications. How is it that we import these people whose quals are worth nothing.

  197. Makka

    Ahoy, Jacob R-M: the 90s called. They want that suit back.

    The style nazi is on the lookout, always.
    CL, nothing wrong with being frugal.

  198. Delta A

    Rae
    #2815223, posted on September 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you for that post.

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, did you notice the extraordinary high Italainate – and almost proto-Fascist – architecture of the Palace of Justice, just across the road from the Castelo St Angelo?

    Yes. Hairy pointed it out to me, plus a few other actual fascist-period buildings. Amazing too how many tourists think the Victor Emanuel monstrosity is the ‘real Rome’.

    One good thing about the Sant’Angelo building is that you get an insider’s glimpse of how the medieval Popes liked to live in their leisure hours, or when under threat (for there is a secret way from the Vatican to this building along which one of the Clements ran to get away from those chasing him). There is actually a Papal throne there, plus a Papal bedroom and bed, with a Prie Dieu next to it. However, the ceilings seemed to us to be less saintly. They depicted a Grecian myth, but I can’t recall the name of it. I just asked Hairy and he helpfully said he could recall lots of tits but the name escaped him, as it did me. In fact, during our visit, he had commented more directly on the interpretive notes, which said that while this myth might seem an unusual one to depict in a Papal bedroom, the theme was really an allegory on the journey of the soul. I t’ink, Hairy had mused at the time, dat the old Pope might have been musing in another sort of way, while noting approvingly that da handy source of forgiveness was also just a kneel away.

  200. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Ahoy, Jacob R-M: the 90s called. They want that suit back.

    It’s fantastic.

    JRM is a throwback to a better age.

  201. Snoopy

    Faced with a garage full of their wife’s junk, hen-pecked fags go to IKEA. Real men order in a skip.

  202. JC

    H B Bear
    #2815224, posted on September 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    JC if you are in Melbourne get your kitchenware from the place opposite the South Melbourne markets. Great shop. Have a dim sim while you are there.

    Chef’s Hat. Wifey’s there all the time and drags me to the place on some Sundays. Yea, the dim sims are terrific and the line is really long. I usually get an earful though, because they’re supposed to be fattening.

    The owner of Chef’s Hat is a Jewish dude who used to own the grocery store where I grew up. Funny old world and we remembered each other. You seen him bumbling around the store all the time.

    (He emigrated from Poland in the mid 60s, but Achmed thinks he shouldn’t be here and should be deported like all non Australian born.)

  203. Snoopy

    Last month it was 37 hours straight.

    You keep repeating this fantastic lie. Back it up with a link or STFU.

    I repeat, you are not Sinc’s blog fag.

  204. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    One other really bizarre thing the docco claimed was that there existed a somewhat paranoid and widely held belief in American society that the people who jumped were cowards. I remember the event very well, along with the media coverage of it. That sounds like anti-American revisionist history to me.

    Jumping was probably the most courageous thing you could do.

    It certainly wasn’t suicide. I’m not sure what it was.

  205. JC

    H B Bear
    #2815224, posted on September 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    JC if you are in Melbourne get your kitchenware from the place opposite the South Melbourne markets. Great shop. Have a dim sim while you are there.

    Chef’s Hat. Wifey’s there all the time and drags me to the place on some Sundays. Yea, the dim sims are terrific and the line is really long. I usually get an earful though, because they’re supposed to be fattening.

    The owner of Chef’s Hat is a J*wish dude who used to own the grocery store where I grew up. Funny old world and we remembered each other. You seen him bumbling around the store all the time.

    (He emigrated from Poland in the mid 60s, but Achmed thinks he shouldn’t be here and should be deported like all non Australian born.)

  206. Makka

    Was told by a Paki the other day that he is sponsoring his brother to come here for a job in telecommunications. How is it that we import these people whose quals are worth nothing.

    The “skills shortage” is a myth.

    Skills shortage = population ponzi.

    JC’s favorite policy ie Big Australia. Delivering shithole status inside a decade.

  207. JC

    Settle down, Text. It was 37 hours and no sleep. You know it, I know and everyone else does too. Embarrassing? Sure.
    Combine that with the envy thing and it’s really ugly stuff.

  208. vr

    As we walked around, we looked in the kitchenware dept and there was similar pan she bought at a kitchenware place last week (she told me) that cost her 48 bucks. A similar pan in IKEA was 14 bucks. That kitchenware joint may as well send someone to IKEA to stock up and still have 240% margin. She reckons IKEA has a better selection of day to day of kitchenware then any other store she’s been in.

    I have the fancy frying pans from germany (Silit I believe it is called). Do not like it as doesn’t work so well.

    Got myself an IKEA frying pan — it is the best thing ever. If it gets scratched, replacing it isn’t expensive.

  209. JC

    The “skills shortage” is a myth.

    Not so in Africa, right? 🙂

  210. Snoopy

    It certainly wasn’t suicide. I’m not sure what it was.

    We have been spared from knowing. In return it is our responsibility to never forget their horrific deaths or forgive what caused them.

  211. C.L.

    The style nazi is on the lookout, always.
    CL, nothing wrong with being frugal.

    I didn’t know I was the style Nazi.
    He’s not frugal. I’m sure the suit is expensive.

  212. Makka

    Not so in Africa, right?

    You’re learning champ. Pretty soon you might be able to tell one end of a screwdriver from another.

    Has wifey given you permission to be on here today, tough guy?

  213. Mother Lode

    Hadrian’s villa is great

    I dunno. Marble is awful white*. Seems pretty racist.

    On top of that, he was famous for building a wall.

    *Isn’t it scary that that joke even makes sense?

  214. Atoms for Peace

    OCO. Thanks for the Rees Mogg link. A centered moral compass and logic vs hashtag morals du jour. Lovely to watch.

  215. Snoopy

    I do understand your problem Jo Jo. It’s difficult to link to something that is solely a fevered imaging in your anger addled brain.

  216. It certainly wasn’t suicide. I’m not sure what it was.

    Hopeless despair, knowing you are gong to die.

  217. C.L.

    However …
    If I was the style Nazi I would start by exterminating men who wear brown shoes with a blue trouser.

  218. Atoms for Peace

    Our area has 4 Indian restaurants. No idea how they make a quid as no one seems to eat there. Am I missing something?

  219. Gary

    I spent 4 days in a mixed gender ward a few years ago and the wife’s freind spent 14 days recently in a mixed gender ward. Both at FMC

  220. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Our area has 4 Indian restaurants. No idea how they make a quid as no one seems to eat there. Am I missing something?

    Residency scam or money laundering or both.

  221. C.L.

    What sort of Cuban triage tent is Flinders Medical Centre?
    FM.

  222. Snoopy

    Our area has 4 Indian restaurants. No idea how they make a quid as no one seems to eat there. Am I missing something?

    Business migration visas.

  223. Makka

    However …
    If I was the style Nazi I would start by exterminating men who wear brown shoes with a blue trouser.

    Yes, there should be a plebiscite on this and make it a punishable offense. Doubling the sentence if the dude is wearing a man bun. Hanging then shot.

  224. Atoms for Peace

    Gawd. There are blogs dedicated to blue suit brown shoe combos. As long as they get you a shag,who cares.

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