Wednesday Forum: September 12, 2018

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1,476 Responses to Wednesday Forum: September 12, 2018

  1. Makka

    Yes, but it because of occupational licensing, not immigration.

    Not that I agree but who really gives a fk, the result is the same in any case. Too many migrants. I suspect you are just trying to deflect attention away from your Big Australia, pro-immigration open borders lunacy. Doesn’t wash.

    Bottom line is the “shortage” is camouflage used to boost our migrant numbers. It’s wrong, it’s bullshit and it’s stupid.

    As I’ve said before, there was a time when immigration numbers into Australia served a great purpose , brought a real nett benefit. Not now. It’s just ponzi that’s screwing the nation.

  2. JC

    Monst

    What’s Jim Crow or slavery have to do with big butt? Did she live through any of that? Explain!

  3. Makka

    Most men with a man bun would never wear a decent suit anyway, so the double kill policy is kind of stupid.

    Double kill was for the man bun PLUS wearing the brown shoes with blue trousers. Stick with the facts, pal.

  4. None

    It makes sense now. I was wondering why Bandt’s wife seems to have Coal shaved into the side of her head but then look at her necklace closely. Tbe theme is Coal Kills. What a dump fuck. I resent that my tax dollars are paying for those fraudulent shits.

  5. JC

    Achmed

    We still do not know your position on trade and immigration. We need to see your model. Bullet points is fine, as you appear to be really busy.

  6. Makka

    Democratic Congressional lead 12 and 14 points. Surf’s up!

    We’ve been here before with polls, mUnty.

  7. .

    Makka
    #2815528, posted on September 12, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Yes, but it because of occupational licensing, not immigration.

    Not that I agree but who really gives a fk, the result is the same in any case. Too many migrants. I suspect you are just trying to deflect attention away from your Big Australia, pro-immigration open borders lunacy. Doesn’t wash.

    You’re trying to deflect away from pointless, producer rent creating occupational licensing which you obviously support.

    Your logical “conclusion” utter nonsense. Occupational licensing actually prevents/disincentivises immigration.

    There is nothing wrong with a big Australia. We don’t have economies of scale in the services yet. All that we need is cheap power and water.

    Current immigration policy by itself, along with environmental regulation, is not actually pro-development.

    Australia should grow, stable population stuff is far left, green lunacy. Even a stable population needs new gas reserves someday. You don’t get that without exploration and development.

    We could simply have a limited immigration intake and still have a pro-development policy – best achieved by laissez-faire.

    On the other hand Makka, you hold an extreme view that we should have zero immigration for at least two decades.

  8. Makka

    Coward, I gave my answer upthread. Which part didn’t you understand? I’ll dumb it down further for you if you like.

  9. JC

    Can you post it now, as I didn’t see it and can’t really be fucked looking. Copy and paste it below.

  10. .

    So man buns, pink sportscoats, pink business shirts and Safari Suits are more acceptable than (medium) brown shoes and (dark) blue suit pants?

    FFS, you are totally off your bonce.

  11. Makka

    On the other hand Makka, you hold an extreme view that we should have zero immigration for at least two decades.

    Yep, at least. It would approximately halve our current population growth over that time, maybe a touch less. Good.

    There is nothing wrong with a big Australia.

    I already know you love it. Like your loony coward pal. It’s because you don’t have a family of your own. You don’t give a shit about the future of the country. We’ve been here before dotty.

  12. JC

    Achmed

    Are you in any way related to Arthur Scargill?

  13. Makka

    , pink sportscoats, pink business shirts and Safari Suits are more acceptable than (medium) brown shoes and (dark) blue suit pants?

    Did I say that? Got a link?

    Oh I see – YOU are one of those pricks who wears blue pants with brown shoes. Class act dotty.

  14. C.L.

    Hey, remember the depiction of Condoleezza Rice by Washington Post editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant – published also in the New York Times – showing her as a huge-lipped parrot?

    What about NYT cartoonist Jeff Danziger showing Rice as a bare-foot Aunt Jemima.

    How about Ted Rall’s effort? He went straight to the point, calling her a house nigga.

  15. .

    I don’t give a shit about the country because I want it to be more industrially developed?

    (You know, having adequate drinking, agricultural & industrial water, more agricultural output, more primary production to export and better technology and secure and cheap energy?)

    That’s insane. Call the men in white jumpsuits. Or give this guy Greens membership form.

    On the other hand, Makka, you hold an extreme view that we should have zero immigration for at least two decades.

    Yep, at least. It would approximately halve our current population growth over that time, maybe a touch less. Good.

    Oh god. You’re not just an anti-immigration loon (you pretended for so long all you cared about was the character test and creeping Sharia, which was a halfway decent argument) but a Dick Smith-esque depopulation loon.

    Twenty years of half current population growth and twenty years worth of dead boomers – great, we inherit a heap of outdated infrastructure with excess capacity and our incomes and living standards are also permanently lowered. Sounds positively third-world.

    Seriously, consider the Greens. You crave deindustrialisation.

  16. JC, I am not going to answer any of your silly questions until you apologise for Mussolini. GO!!

  17. .

    So man buns, pink sportscoats, pink business shirts and Safari Suits are more acceptable than (medium) brown shoes and (dark) blue suit pants?

    This time answer the question Makka you fkn lyin’ grub.

  18. Makka

    Coward, you are such a fkn hypocrite. You have the gall to criticize Turdball now, yet before and when he knifed Abbott you were every day singing his praises. Every day. What a winner he is. Like Brexit, like Trump you were forced again to eat your words for being so palpably wrong.

    Now don’t be upset. Nobody gets it right all the time. But ffs someone so regularly wrong shouldn’t really have such a fatmouth. Try to be humble.

  19. Makka

    This time answer the question Makka you fkn lyin’ grub.

    Fk off back to your lavatory patrol. Don’t mess up your brown shoes on the way.

  20. C.L.

    Democrats desecrate war cemetery, remove US flags and urinate on them.
    And they were photographed by a vigilant motorist.

    Police are now hunting the pair.

  21. JC

    This time answer the question Makka you fkn lyin’ grub.

    and more.

    He said he’s answered my request for his model on trade and immigration – at least he implied it. There’s nothing other than abuse and accusations of lying – lying that I’m asking for his model for trade and immigration.

  22. Dave in Marybrook

    gAyBC highlights today-
    5 o’clock radio news says a trend downwards in backyard pool drownings is down to the mild summer- mild summer? Didn’t they get the Hottest Evah memo?
    Charlie Pickering uses the word “racism” as a discrete noun, ie “Mark Knight’s cartoon is obviously a racism”. Orwell saw it coming.

  23. JC

    Makka, no messing around with lies and dissembling. We need to see your model. Act now, because your refusal is frankly very disappointing.

  24. .

    Makka you hypocrite you reckoned you were never above a job, yet you shit on security guards who are given all sorts of ridiculous duties. Not just me, virtually all secos with a 1C licence need to do crap like that because of the cops acting like bullies towards publicans.

    You have apologised for this before you fkn lyin’ grub, so you are as sincere as an affidavit from Sir Joh or Roger Rogerson.

    I will always point out your lying you fkn gutless, cowardly grub.

    I’ve had blue collar and white collar jobs. So what?

  25. Makka

    I don’t give a shit about the country because I want it to be more industrially developed?

    So load crushing hundreds of thousands or millions more from the third world into 2 already crazily overcrowded cities is your answer? You’re a clown.

    You don’t give a shit because you have no skin in the game dotty. Grow the fk up, get a family and then convince them that living in your 3rd world shithole paradise is so great. Because GDP and more industrial development.

  26. .

    Good to see I own Makka mentally, live in his head rent free and he’s had a head explosion, but this is clear: he does not belong in any laissez-faire (true) right-wing party in Australia. Nor any protectionist right-wing party in Australia.

    He belongs in Dick Smith’s Party, the Sustainable Australia Party, the Greens etc.

    Sad.

  27. Makka

    Boyz, boyz, is this an attempted pile on?

    Lol.Seriously you pussies need to do a lot better. You’re both sounding horribly desperate. Whiney even.

  28. JC

    Hollywood Reporter story.
    $3 million dollars for an anti Trump episode, ends up being canned by the network and the dickhead throws a fit and leaves for.. you guessed it .. Neflix.

    The Emmy-nominated showrunner details the battle all of Hollywood has buzzed about, including the Spike Lee-narrated episode that led to his departure, clashes with Disney’s Ben Sherwood, “monster” Roseanne and the anxiety of high expectations with his massive streaming deal: “I’m f—ing terrified.”

    When Kenya Barris sat down last fall to write an episode of his ABC comedy Black-ish, titled “Please, Baby, Please,” he had a sense it might stir up trouble.

    The setup was relatively simple: Dre, the Johnson family patriarch played by Anthony Anderson, was telling his infant son, Devante, a bedtime story that reflected on the events of his first year on the planet. It was, per multiple sources, a mix of political allegory (an animated fairy tale about a character named The Shady King) and actuality (news footage of Donald Trump, the Charlottesville attacks and the NFL kneeling protests). “When you’re putting a baby to sleep, you’re trying to soothe whatever anxieties they’re having,” says Barris, speaking for the first time about the controversial episode. “So, this was about me trying to pat the butt of the country and soothe people.”

    “Please, Baby, Please,” which was supposed to air in the back half of the Emmy-nominated series’ fourth season, was shot in wide angle, with very little score. Production is said to have upped its usual episode budget of $3 million or so, spending handsomely on rights and clearances for such things as the Sam Cooke ballad “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which Barris personally met with Cooke’s goddaughter to secure. He enlisted a high-profile illustrator, too, and hired his hero Spike Lee to do voiceover, since the episode took its title and inspiration from a children’s book written by Lee and his wife. Rather than focus on the entire Johnson clan, as Black-ish typically does, the episode centered primarily on Dre and his interpretation of real-world events presented to his son as a form of catharsis. As a father of six, Barris has had plenty of experience calming children at bedtime.

    Read on as it’s funny.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/black-ish-creator-kenya-barris-abc-exit-netflix-plans-interview-1141981
    The leftist world is going insane about Trump. He’s sending them insane.

  29. .

    So load crushing hundreds of thousands or millions more from the third world into 2 already crazily overcrowded cities is your answer? You’re a clown.

    You’re lying. I specifically stated what we do now, is not actually pro-development.

    Pretty funny that you blatantly lie like this when your schtick for when your arguments have been found wanting is to go onto some weird asperger spasm and start calling people cowards, liars, hypocrites and grubs – when they’ve done nothing at all.

    You don’t give a shit because you have no skin in the game dotty. Grow the fk up, get a family and then convince them that living in your 3rd world shithole paradise is so great. Because GDP and more industrial development.

    This is so fucking stupid. Anyone who has a political epiphany because of their kids is likely to be a left wing loon like Sharon Stone (pro-gun to gun control nutter).

    The whole point of being pro-development is NOT to be a “third world shithole”. You think the key to this is banning immigration for at least 20 years. This is just insane.

    There is nothing wrong with high rates of immigration for well-selected immigrants who do not receive welfare.

    Which, would be conducive to development.

    Sorry Makka, you’re just too dumb to discuss this.

  30. .

    Makka
    #2815554, posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Boyz, boyz, is this an attempted pile on?

    Lol.Seriously you pussies need to do a lot better. You’re both sounding horribly desperate. Whiney even.

    Stop bitching, snowflake. You’re getting smashed right now.

  31. JC

    It’s true what Dot says, Achi. The economics you spout is seriously awful stuff. It’s the Venezuela route. In fact, it’s a dusted up version of Arthur Scargill’s during the 60’s and 80s. You want to close the door – not just to immigration but also trade in the ridiculously nonsensical belief that nominal rises in wages will mean never ending prosperity. Now you can try to convince the low wattages here that it would work, but not decent thinking people. It would be an eternal disaster. Protectionism simply doesn’t work and never will.

    One other thing that I forgot to mention in that calculation I nicely did for you about a month ago. I/we never allowed for out migration from Australia to the rest of the world. Currently, there are 1 million Australians living and working abroad. Kind like you, but 999,999 more. I’d estimate at least 50,000 leave the country looking for work overseas. I could be wrong, but if we included this cohort, we would get to that magical 13% you’re looking for over 15 years. In summary, you fucked it up again despite all the bluster and bullshit.

    Calm down and stop the heavy handed abuse, as it never really works.

  32. JC

    and Zat.. this isn’t just one op-ed from a lunatic. It’s from the entire editorial board of Bezos’ blog. A group effort from the most senior hasbeens at the blog.

  33. JC

    Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. The board includes: Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt; Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jackson Diehl; Deputy Editorial Page Editor Ruth Marcus; Associate Editorial Page Editor Jo-Ann Armao, who specializes in education and District affairs; Jonathan Capehart, who focuses on national politics; Lee Hockstader, who writes about immigration, and political and other issues affecting Virginia and Maryland; Charles Lane, who concentrates on economic policy, trade and globalization; Stephen Stromberg, who specializes in energy, the environment, public health and other federal policy; David Hoffman, who writes about foreign affairs and press freedom; Molly Roberts, who focuses on technology and society; and editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. Op-ed editors Michael Larabee, Robert Gebelhoff and Mark Lasswell; letters editor Jamie Riley; international opinions editors Elias Lopez, Karen Attiah and Christian Caryl; international opinions writer Jason Rezaian; digital opinions editor James Downie; operations editor Becca Clemons; editor and writer Christine Emba; and digital producer and writer Mili Mitra also take part in board discussions.

  34. None

    You can always tell the Trump groupies. They like to end their posts or tweets with “sad”.

  35. JC

    Okay, it’s over. The science is settled and the debate is over.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    1h1 hour ago

    “I can say, as it relates to the Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation, that we have NO hard evidence of Collusion.” Richard Burr (R-NC) Senate Intelligence Committee, Chairman

    He’s so lovable and endearing.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    4h4 hours ago

    We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!

  36. JC

    I think he needed to add something to his tweet.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    13h13 hours ago

    Crazy Maxine Waters: “After we impeach Trump, we’ll go after Mike Pence. We’ll get him.” @FoxNews Where are the Democrats coming from? The best Economy in the history of our country would totally collapse if they ever took control!

    Should have added.

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    13h13 hours ago

    Crazy, low IQ Maxine Waters:

  37. Mark A

    Hard to work with people who confuse Austria and Australia, said Putin.

  38. What’s all this fuss over a cartoon of me?

  39. Nick

    What an utter c… Turnbull is.

  40. None

    Not as big as Dan Andrews, Nick.

  41. Nick

    I’d happily see both tarred and feathered, None.

  42. Tom

    Mark Knight has explained that he deactivated his Twitter account yesterday following death threats. His Spacechook account has also been deactivated or suspended, which means there is no way to access his work online as the Herald-Sun stopped updating its Mark Knight gallery about a year ago. There is also little support for Knight from other cartoonists because almost all of them are leftards who support the Big Tech monopoly over social media which is making life difficult for cartoonists who don’t toe the leftard line. This is what totalitarianism looks like in the 21st century.

  43. Tom

    Random new cartoons from Larry Pickering here, here and here.

  44. Tom

    The Pickering ‘toons go with a piece on SloMo at pickeringpost.com.au by Pickering’s mate Harry Richardson.

  45. RobK

    Thanks Tom. My sympathies to Mark Knight. I thought his work very fitting the dummy spit of a professional entertainer.

  46. Mark A

    RobK
    #2815583, posted on September 13, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Thanks Tom. My sympathies to Mark Knight. I thought his work very fitting the dummy spit of a professional entertainer.

    I don’t follow tennis, but watched the replay a few times and it was ugly.
    How anyone can turn it around and claim racism or discrimination is beyond me.
    But a lot of things stopped making sense lately. Will it return back to ‘normal’ (sanity) is what I’d like to know?

  47. None

    But hurry guy goes on a bit but love him or loathe him, Pickering still is a brilliant cartoonist. At least too, he has balls unlike the emasculated nonentities that constitute most of the World’s doodlers.

  48. Gary

    Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star ‘not socially responsible’

    Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how “socially responsible” they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more than two months.

  49. Atoms for Peace

    I wonder if anyone is reviewing past tennis footage for possible indiscretions.

  50. Eyrie

    “But a lot of things stopped making sense lately. Will it return back to ‘normal’ (sanity) is what I’d like to know?”
    These are Mr Heinlein’s “Crazy Years”. We are living in them.

  51. Elle

    Thanks Tom. Henry Payne today.
    So sorry for Mark Knight. Death threats for drawing a caricature? The world has gone crazy.

  52. Eyrie

    The Libs getting texts from Malcolm should text back “Who are you? If you don’t stop texting me I’ll report you for stalking.”

  53. Tel

    It used to be de rigeur that you wear a brown shoe with a blue trouser

    Wearing a black shoe with a blue trouser you will end up looking like a policeman… but maybe that’s the intention, depends on the impression you are striving for.

  54. Tintarella di Luna

    Wearing a black shoe with a blue trouser

    What about a black shoe and a brown shoe? keep an identical pair at home, get double the wear.

  55. Tintarella di Luna

    So sorry for Mark Knight. Death threats for drawing a caricature? The world has gone crazy.

    I wonder if he will have to actually sell up his home and move just like Bill Leak had to do? I think Mark Knight now understands the totalitarian threat to freedom of speech.

  56. LNP insider

    None

    #2815472, posted on September 12, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    So Insider do you ever think other people read your posts here to get some intel?

    I think most of the key operators in the Party would already know most of what I post here. I don’t post everything, but information I can verify from multiple sources. Sometimes I am fed false or bad intel too. I have to try to weed it out.

  57. Zatara

    Amazing. The US democrat media is going all out to politicize the upcoming hurricane on their east coast. Frankly, this one is looking way too serious to be wasting time farting around scoring political points.

    One Dem congressman was just on bitching about the ‘uncoordinated’ government response…. to a hurricane that hasn’t even happened yet.

    In a press conference with FEMA one reporter stated that Trump had cut $10M out of the FEMA budget and asked how badly that would effect operations. First, Congress cut that money, not Trump. Second, the FEMA rep said they had the resources needed and hoped they could now go back to talking about the storm and precautions to be taken which is what the press conference was called for.

  58. John Constantine

    Kill one to impress the seriousness of the totalitarian Stalinist power of social license upon the others.

    Regardless of what they produce next, the Australian creative Class know what will happen to their kids if they draw attention to their family.

    Go along with Stalin to get along with Stalinism.

    Comrades.

  59. John Constantine

    The New York superstorm provided the weapon for their media to win Hussein Obama’s second election for global socialism.

    Will this be the blue wave their left were praying for?.

    Can they get drowned baby photos like they used to open Germany’s borders?.

  60. hzhousewife

    I guess that’s the end of the Bald Archy’s – I used to enjoy them.

  61. Marty

    There is no such thing as a “trouser”.

  62. Shy Ted

    Before you book a last minute holiday at a bargain price, always check the weather forecast. Wed and Thurs might be nice!

  63. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Generation SJW
    Harper Nielsen from Kenmore South Primary School in Brisbane was given a lunchtime detention on Friday as a consequence of her protests over the anthem, which she believes is “wrong” because it does not acknowledge Indigenous culture in Australia.

  64. LNP insider

    None

    #2815466, posted on September 12, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Zimmerman the homo plod. Fuck if dregs like him have influence then the New South Wales Liberals really need to be nuked

    I agree about the moderate faction in NSW and their allies, but any split in it is a good thing that may enable a re establishment of not just conservatives, but the centre right in general.

  65. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2815465, posted on September 12, 2018 at 10:46 pm
    Monst

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

    I am prepared to accept that Knight didn’t have any overt racist intention in mind when drawing it. This is perhaps being too generous to him, because his rap sheet on this stuff is as long as your arm, but for the sake of argument I will give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.

    Even given that, the cartoon is undeniably racist as it bears way too much resemblance to Jim Crow era cartoons from pamphlets justifying racist laws. Any African American who knew their history and saw that cartoon would instantly make the connection.

    Talking points email sent 2230 (0830 US east coast). Reactionary fascist left lackey copies and pastes by 2246.

    Bit slow sport, need to improve or Uncle George will dispense with your services!

  66. Geriatric Mayfly

    Senator Hanson told the Nine Network on Thursday. “Why is she [Julia Banks] saying that? If she’s going on about people being bullies in parliament, I can tell you, I can name at least four now on the floor of parliament in the Senate who are women who are actual bullies.”

    And wimminses turn it into an art form. Insidious, unrelenting, unforgiving and spiced with creative nasties.

  67. Shy Ted

    Adam Bandt’s partner is former Labor staffer Claudia Perkins. They have two daughters together. Just goes to show, Green sperm too weak to produce a proper heir. Imagine being torn between Labor and the Greens.

  68. Diogenes

    Mark Knight has explained that he deactivated his Twitter account yesterday following death threats.

    I hope he reported those to both plod & Twitter, and that those are banned for violating the Twatter ToS (snork, giggle)

  69. Boambee John

    None at 2321

    wheras racist cartoons stereotype a class of (nameless) people on the basis of skin colour.

    Bit like references to (generically non-existent) “white privilege” that stereotype a class of (nameless) people on the basis of skin colour?

    But m0nty would support allegations of “white privilege”, particularly if directed against conservatives or libertarians.

  70. John Constantine

    Didn’t click on the article promising the story on how ‘a schoolgirl forced Kellogs to change wording’.

    Primary school activist wymynsys now join the sisterhood, millions of eyeballs endlessly searching for just one slip-up, or just one opening to hammer at.

    Maos red guards, pol pots child informers, the stasi, Australias schools churning out the cannon fodder of the revolution, their scum media proclaiming them upon banners as ‘Heroes of the People’.

    If you were never taught history, you would think it was a Brave New World that nobody else had ever thought of

    Show Trials for all.

  71. mh

    Channel 9 headline:

    Hurricane Florence: ‘Mike Tyson punch’ shaping up to deliver disaster

    That’s a bit racist.

  72. Boambee John

    You are directly responsible for Mussolini though.

    Drop the ethnic slurs m0nty.

    We all realise that fascist lefties only have double standards, but there is no need for you to display them so openly.

  73. min

    Re the Stronzo urging Libs to send Dutton to Supreme Court I believe this is anti women . If Dutton’s wife has a business should she give it up because of perceived conflict of interest? If so where does this leave other partners ? Has anyone thought about this could be a reason women steer clear of trying for parliament if their partners have to give up their work? It would be interesting to research if men end up house husbands or if wives can keep their careers.
    I went through this in the 80’s when I was offered a job and it was seen as being in conflict with my husband’s .

  74. Boambee John

    Democratic Congressional lead 12 and 14 points. Surf’s up!

    Bit like Shrillary’s lead in October 2016?

  75. Twostix

    M0nty seems to have gone to aleep and woken up an American leftist.

    He’s telling an Australian in Australia not to violate American cultural mores.

    What a weirdo.

  76. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2815543, posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:15 am
    JC, I am not going to answer any of your silly questions until you apologise for Mussolini. GO!!

    It is far more likely that that this will happen than that you will apologise for the crimes of communism.

  77. duncanm

    Nick
    #2815567, posted on September 13, 2018 at 3:20 am
    What an utter c… Turnbull is.

    if his colleagues now don’t understand what an utter failure of morals it was to choose him, they are stupider than even I suspected.

  78. Geriatric Mayfly

    SHOCK VID: ‘Class War’ Leftists Abuse Rees-Mogg’s Children
    Left-wing activists from the group “Class War” have abused Jacob Rees-Mogg’s small children, repeatedly telling them that people “hate” their “daddy”.
    Breitbart

    If they are the right sort of children they are used as props for the narrative (eg that little hussy who won’t stand) Woe betide kiddies whose parents wander from the reservation.

  79. duncanm

    The most amusing aspect of the disgraceful conduct by CommInsure, currently being investigated in the royal commission into banking, is the fact that the head honcho is a woman.

    I thought the heartlessness of big business was down to too many male hormones? Bringing women into those positions was going to make it all fairy bread and unicorns.

  80. feelthebern

    WSJ alert.
    What a party this will be.

    Pope Calls Global Meeting of Bishops to Discuss Sex Abuse

    Pope Francis has called a global meeting of Catholic bishops to discuss how to prevent sex abuse, the Vatican announced, a sign the pontiff is trying to retake the initiative on the issue.
    The unprecedented event is set to take place at the Vatican in late February.

  81. feelthebern

    Another WSJ alert.
    What the fuck is Trump doing?
    Needs to sack the FDA chief at the same time he sacks Jeff Ned Flanders Sessions.

    FDA Chief Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigarettes

    Calling a surge in teen use of e-cigarettes an epidemic, the head of the Food and Drug Administration says he is considering pulling all flavored e-cigarettes from the U.S. market.
    After years of declining U.S. smoking rates, sales of e-cigarettes have jumped in the past year, fueled in part by online startups selling vaporizers and nicotine-laced liquids.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    #2815634, posted on September 13, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Channel 9 headline:

    Hurricane Florence: ‘Mike Tyson punch’ shaping up to deliver disaster

    Don’t worry about the punch.
    Look after your ears.

  83. Geriatric Mayfly

    River deaths tale of truants. Best friends Chris Drage, 16, and Trisjack Simpson, 17, had barely been to school for three years when they died together.

    Who would have guessed?

  84. mh

    LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

    A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe….

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/

  85. mh

    When Mike Tyson bit part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off, he was doing it for Dad’s everywhere.

  86. Dr Faustus

    ACCC approves CKI’s $13 billion takeover of APA Group

    Competition czar Rod Sims has declared he was powerless to prevent CK Group’s $13 billion takeover of APA Group…

    …Mr Sims, who has regularly criticised the market power exercised by APA, said the takeover would see a “fair transfer” of that power to CK Group. He noted that competition law prevents the ACCC stepping in if the transaction doesn’t change the competition landscape.

    Personally, I beg to differ.
    The competitive landscape is massively changed by the fact that Cheung Kong Infrastructure presently owns strategic/controlling interests in:

    – SA Power Networks/ETSA Utilities – SA’s electricity distributor/retailer;
    – CitiPower – major Melbourne electricity distributor/retailer;
    – PowerCor – major Victorian regional electricity distributor;
    – Envestra – major Australia-wide gas distributor/retailer…

    and Australia’s future requires a massive legislated expansion of gas backup to support either 26% or 45% ruinables under Morrison or Shorten;
    and almost the whole east coast pipeline system is owned by APA;
    and the AEMO statement of opportunities shows that the major gas pipelines currently don’t have capacity to supply gas at the rate needed by the new gas turbine fleet – without emergency major expansion and accompanying rent-seekers premium;

    Unless FIRB steps in to clean up the mess, in 5 years time, CKI will be in pole position to bend Australia over for a brisk, unsentimental pineapple insertion.

    And Turnbull/Morriswan planned to put the fucking ACCC in charge of regulating energy prices.
    FMD

  87. feelthebern

    Unless FIRB steps in to clean up the mess, in 5 years time, CKI will be in pole position to bend Australia over for a brisk, unsentimental pineapple insertion.

    Garbage.
    The networks all have regulated returns.
    The generation assets are the only ones of strategic importance.

  88. feelthebern

    Last WSJ alert.
    Is this good news due to Obama or is it bad/fake news attributable to Trump.
    I can’t keep up these days.

    Median Household Income Rose 1.8% in 2017, Census Bureau Figures Show

    U.S. household incomes rose again in 2017, according to Census Bureau figures that suggest more Americans are benefiting from the strong economy.
    Median household income increased to $61,372 last year, up 1.8% when adjusted for inflation. The poverty rate inched down 0.4 percentage point.

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe….

    And a plant in the ABC to assist.

  90. John Constantine

    Have their left demanded united nations sanctions against Australia over the tennis cartoon yet?.

    Comrades?.

  91. Snoopy

    What’s with the Google hate?

    Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.”

    There’s nothing in it. You can trust Google on this.

  92. max

    Turnbull “tweets from NY.”

    Abbott “snipes from the backbench.”

  93. H B Bear

    Blot has Andwew Pwobyn in his sights. Strike three for Pwobyn?

    Could this be the end of his JournoLotto win? Bwhahahaa – not at the staff co-op obviously.

  94. Shy Ted

    Went to that Bent Spoon website, scrolled up and found this – Nominee: The ABC Nominated by: Richard Saunders Date: 14/08/2018 For axing The Checkout, one of the few programs on any medium to actively alert consumers to the dangers and silliness of shonky goods and services, including many unproven or disproven alt med products. Shonky? Like the ABC?

  95. Snoopy

    This:

    Google has come under scrutiny this week following the release by Tucker Carlson of internal emails that refer to efforts to turn out the Latino vote as a “silent donation.”

    Now this:

    A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe….

    The Beria’s at Google will be in a frenzy. I wonder how many innocents will make a one-way trip to the Google dungeon.

  96. Peter Campion

    With thanks to inspirational Cats, this got a run in my region’s daily newspaper today…

    The Editor

    An interesting start to the week.

    Sunday: climate carpet-baggers meeting in Bangkok admit the UN’s Paris climate accord has stalled.

    Monday: Bull Shorten asks ScoMo why he’s PM; ScoMo has no ready answer.

    Tuesday: ScoMo announces we’ll be adhering to the Paris agreement that Turnbull signed.

    Turnbull self-destructed over Paris and the Liberals are down an MP – but they’ve learned nothing.

    They have more loyalty to a failed UN wealth redistribution scheme than to their own voters.

    The climate carpet-baggers want Western money and technology transferred to the third world.

    The third world uses it to build lots and lots of CO2-emitting coal-fired power stations.

    But “climate change” means we must close ours down and replace them with unreliables.

    The Liberals need to decide who they work for – Australia or the UN?

    (133 words)
    Peter Campion

  97. H B Bear

    Is Andwew Probyn appropriating Hitchcock with his cameo roles?

  98. Top Ender

    Greens Senator heckles PM

    Another Midwinter Ball, another scandal, this year starring Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison was near the end of his speech last night, which because of the black-tie event’s rules, we are not allowed to report.

    Those conventions, however, do not cover heckling.

    “Bring back Malcolm!” shouted a woman from the middle right-hand-side of Canberra’s Great Hall.

    There was shocked silence. Then much groaning. Then a smattering of awkward laughter.

    Who could be so rude as to heckle a prime minister?

    And a prime minister of less than three weeks, struggling through one of the job’s trickier speeches?

    “Bring back Malcolm!” shouted the woman again.

    Suspicions turned to a bruised Liberal staffer, who had drunk too much. Likely still dealing with the trauma of recent weeks.

    Those suspicions were completely wrong. The heckler was a member of the federal upper house, Hanson-Young, a guest of departing SBS boss Michael Ebeid, who was said to be mortified by the incident.

    The Greens senator didn’t hang around long after her inglorious contribution to Canberra’s big social night.

  99. .

    The scroll up bait works.

    Median Household Income Rose 1.8% in 2017, Census Bureau Figures Show

    U.S. household incomes rose again in 2017, according to Census Bureau figures that suggest more Americans are benefiting from the strong economy.

    Okay, can we just shitcan the nonsense that wages haven’t risen since X…?

    It was brought up in the Obama administration by “left wing” economists and it was trash…they seriously f***ed up their analysis.

    Any casual reader of this blog ought to realise things like smartphones costing less than weekly wages represent massive leaps in real disposable income – to make something as functional as a smartphone back in 1990 or 1980 would have cost a bomb and otherwise would have been impossible.

    FDA Chief Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigarettes

    This is not, America.

    Twostix
    #2815638, posted on September 13, 2018 at 8:31 am

    M0nty seems to have gone to aleep and woken up an American leftist.

    He’s telling an Australian in Australia not to violate American cultural mores.

    What a weirdo.

    He still hasn’t answered my question about Mark Knight being more racist than “Scrub me Mama with a Boogie Beat”; being so woke, he probably needed therapy after he watched it.

    Mark Knight has explained that he deactivated his Twitter account yesterday following death threats.

    Shocking. You can’t criticise black women anymore. These yutzes probably think “Despot Housewives” is racist because there aren’t enough live interviews with Eva and Donna Rachele.

    Senator Hanson told the Nine Network on Thursday. “Why is she [Julia Banks] saying that? If she’s going on about people being bullies in parliament, I can tell you, I can name at least four now on the floor of parliament in the Senate who are women who are actual bullies.”

    She should name names. I’m guessing some Greens would be nominated.

  100. .

    Those suspicions were completely wrong. The heckler was a member of the federal upper house, Hanson-Young, a guest of departing SBS boss Michael Ebeid, who was said to be mortified by the incident.

    The Greens senator didn’t hang around long after her inglorious contribution to Canberra’s big social night.

    A wannabe Despot Housewive and suspected Senate cry bully!

  101. Shy Ted

    What a morning –
    8:00 – I made a snowman.
    8:10 – A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.
    8:15 – So, I made a snow woman.
    8:17 – My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous
    chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.
    8:20 – The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could
    have been two snow men instead.
    8:22 – The transgender man..woman…person asked why I didn’t just make one
    snow person with detachable parts.
    8:25 – The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose,
    as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.
    8:28 – I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.
    8:31 – The Muslim gent across the road demands the snow woman wear a burqa.
    8:40 – The Police arrive saying someone has been offended.
    8:42 – The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the
    snow woman needs to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic
    role.
    8:43 – The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.
    8:45 – TV news crew from the ABC shows up. I am asked if I know the
    difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, “Snowballs” and am now called a sexist.
    9:00 – I’m on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobic,
    sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult
    weather.
    9:10 – I am asked if I have any accomplices. My children are taken by social
    services.
    9:29 – Far left protesters offended by everything are marching down the
    street demanding for me to be beheaded.

  102. C.L.

    According to radio DJs, it’s Are You A Gay? day.
    Is that right?

  103. Death Giraffe

    Arnott’s mini chocolate teddy bear biscuits are rascist, homophobic and heightest.
    An obvious and ugly caracature of brown macho gay midgets.
    Monty, please discuss this urgent crisis.
    /sarc.

  104. .

    brown macho gay midgets

    I’d love to see these guys protest.

    Could “dwarf tossing” mean something else? Anyway, it needs to come back to Aussie pubs.

  105. Slayer of Memes

    So Malcontent Termite is deliberately white-anting against Dutton (and probably Morrison too, given the ‘leak’ about him and the Tasmanin treasurer’s alledged ‘spat’) after being ousted by a party that finally woke up to the political albatross they were dragging toward the next election….

    Is there anyone here that didn’t foresee this happening, given Malcontent’s previous behaviour towards people he thinks thwarted him in his ambitions?

    Is this more of that ‘Potential Greatness’ we never got a glimpse of during his tenure as PM, O DoomLord???

  106. Peter Castieau

    Nice letter Peter Campion

  107. Slayer of Memes

    C.L.
    #2815675, posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

    According to radio DJs, it’s Are You A Gay? day.
    Is that right?

    Rule One: NO POOFTERS!!

  108. John Constantine

    Their turnfailure has fled to New York, the now-traditional bolthole of Australias Deposed Tyrants, the mothership of their transnational looting cartels.

    Whilst waiting for hilary to kiss his boo-boo better, their turnbullites are actively interfering in the australian political process.

    Can we put a freeze on turnbulls passport until he pays the money back?.

  109. .

    C.L.
    #2815675, posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

    According to radio DJs, it’s Are You A Gay? day.
    Is that right?

    Isn’t that sexual harassment, which is morally (and somehow, physically) equivalent to [email protected] these days?

    Ergo, remember to ask unmarried women if they’re gay and ask fat women if they’re pregnant.

    We must not let equality fall by the wayside!

  110. .

    mothership of their transnational looting cartels.

    Ease up, this isn’t a UFO convention nor is it the Green Left Weekly.

  111. .

    Very droll, I’m getting fit again after blasted sporting injuries.

    There really is some merit to the idea of just going swimming, manual labour (as opposed to gym work) and playing golf. Actual sport encourages a lot of physio trips and visits to the pub…

  112. rickw

    Mark Knight has explained that he deactivated his Twitter account yesterday following death threats.

    Weak, he should have left the twitter account active and applied for a concealed carry permit. (Available in all Aus states because our shit politicians wanted to extinguish gun ownership amongst the peasants, but not themselves.)

  113. C.L.

    South Yorkshire Police:

    [email protected]

    In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY

  114. .

    Norm is great, or, how not to get invited back to the White House and have Hilary hate you forever:

    Looks like Bill loved it. HRC, not so much.

    Or as the kids say these days, “Savage!”

  115. C.L.

    More about South Yorkshire Police:

    Two local councillors, one of whom is still serving, and a police officer have been accused of having sex with victims involved in the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

    The South Yorkshire Police constable at the centre of the allegations is also alleged to have passed on information to gangs grooming young girls in the town. A second police officer has been accused of neglecting his duties after failing to report his colleague. Both claims are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    A victim of a Muslim r-ape gang went to South Yorkshire Police and they r-aped her.

  116. C.L.

    Norm’s greatest performance. All of it would be banned now. The finale is an all-time classic.

  117. Entropy

    C.L.
    #2815675, posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

    According to radio DJs, it’s Are You A Gay? day.
    Is that right?

    If I say yes do I win a prize? Is there a proof of gayness required? Would my multi coloured socks be sipufficient?

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    R U OK Catallaxy?

    😁

  119. Twostix

    Yet the englishman does nothing.

    Because he is a cuck.

  120. .

    That is appalling news, C.L.

    Police regulation of nasty words and then being complicit in grooming gangs.

  121. rickw

    What a weirdo.

    Left wing piece of shit is closer to the mark.

  122. zyconoclast

    Has anyone had anything to do with or know anything about

    https://fusion.org.au/

    Thanks

  123. Police regulation of nasty words …

    I recall 2 vicpols getting most upset when referred to as “laddie” and “lassie”.

    Terrible hate speech.

  124. Delta A

    Good to see you back, Stimpy. Hope you are well.

  125. A victim of a Muslim r-ape gang went to South Yorkshire Police and they r-aped her.

    Another possibility is that PC Achmed Abdul was off-duty and having family downtime with his cousins.
    Likewise for Councillors Muhamed Faisal, and Faisal Muhamed.

  126. Good to see you back, Stimpy. Hope you are well.

    Enough pithy sentiment.

    Do something positive and buy a bottle of “Dr. Stimpy’s magic hair regrowth elixir”

  127. Boambee John

    Google has come under scrutiny this week following the release by Tucker Carlson of internal emails that refer to efforts to turn out the Latino vote as a “silent donation.”

    Could our “expert” on US electoral law, m0nty, advise if this would be permissible if done by the Trump campaign? Or only if done to support the Demorats?

  128. mh

    LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

    (00:00:00 – 00:01:12) Google co-founder Sergey Brin states that the weekly meeting is “probably not the most joyous we’ve had” and that “most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad.”
    (00:00:24) Brin contrasts the disappointment of Trump’s election with his excitement at the legalization of cannabis in California, triggering laughs and applause from the audience of Google employees.
    (00:01:12) Returning to seriousness, Brin says he is “deeply offen[ded]” by the election of Trump, and that the election “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.”
    (00:09:10) Trying to explain the motivations of Trump supporters, Senior VP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker concludes: “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”
    (00:09:35) Walker goes on to describe the Trump phenomenon as a sign of “tribalism that’s self-destructive [in] the long-term.”
    (00:09:55) Striking an optimistic tone, Walker assures Google employees that despite the election, “history is on our side” and that the “moral arc of history bends towards progress.”
    (00:10:45) Walker approvingly quotes former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s comparison between “the world of the wall” with its “isolation and defensiveness” and the “world of the square, the piazza, the marketplace, where people come together into a community and enrich each other’s lives.”
    (00:13:10) CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears when discussing the election result.
    (00:15:20) Porat promises that Google will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
    (00:16:50) Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them.
    (00:20:24) Eileen Naughton, VP of People Operations, promises that Google’s policy team in DC is “all over” the immigration issue and that the company will “keep a close watch on it.”
    (00:21:26) Naughton jokes about Google employees asking, ‘Can I move to Canada?’ after the election. She goes on to seriously discuss the options available to Google employees who wish to leave the country.
    (00:23:12) Naughton does acknowledge “diversity of opinion and political persuasion” and notes that she has heard from conservative Google employees who say they “haven’t felt entirely comfortable revealing who [they] are.” and urged “tolerance.” (Several months later, the company would fire James Damore allegedly for disagreeing with progressive narratives.)
    (00:27:00) Responding to a question about “filter bubbles,” Sundar Pichai promises to work towards “correcting” Google’s role in them
    (00:27:30) Sergey Brin praises an audience member’s suggestion of increasing matched Google employee donations to progressive groups.
    (00:34:40) Brin compares Trump voters to “extremists,” arguing for a correlation between the economic background of Trump supporters and the kinds of voters who back extremist movements. Brin says that “voting is not a rational act” and that not all of Trump’s support can be attributed to “income disparity.” He suggests that Trump voters might have been motivated by boredom rather than legitimate concerns.
    (00:49:10) An employee asks if Google is willing to “invest in grassroots, hyper-local efforts to bring tools and services and understanding of Google products and knowledge” so that people can “make informed decisions that are best for themselves.” Pichai’s response: Google will ensure its “educational products” reach “segments of the population [they] are not [currently] fully reaching.”
    (00:54:33) An employee asks what Google is going to do about “misinformation” and “fake news” shared by “low-information voters.” Pichai responds by stating that “investments in machine learning and AI” are a “big opportunity” to fix the problem.
    (00:56:12) Responding to an audience member, Walker says Google must ensure the rise of populism doesn’t turn into “a world war or something catastrophic … and instead is a blip, a hiccup.”
    (00:58:22) Brin compares Trump voters to supporters of fascism and communism, linking the former movement to “boredom,” which Brin previously linked to Trump voters. “It sort of sneaks up sometimes, really bad things” says Brin.
    (01:01:15) A Google employee states: “speaking to white men, there’s an opportunity for you right now to understand your privilege” and urges employees to “go through the bias-busting training, read about privilege, read about the real history of oppression in our country.” He urges employees to “discuss the issues you are passionate about during Thanksgiving dinner and don’t back down and laugh it off when you hear the voice of oppression speak through metaphors.” Every executive on stage – the CEO, CFO, two VPs and the two Co-founders – applaud the employee.
    (01:01:57) An audience member asks if the executives see “anything positive from this election result.” The audience of Google employees, and the executives on stage, burst into laughter. “Boy, that’s a really tough one right now” says Brin.

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/

  129. Anthony

    Is there anyone here that didn’t foresee this happening, given Malcontent’s previous behaviour towards people he thinks thwarted him in his ambitions?

    Not even pussy cats are safe.

  130. C.L.

    That Google video of en-saddened execs, post-election, is creepy.
    The first bloke actually says, ‘well I guess we always knew’ that 48.2 percent of Americans don’t share Google ‘values’ but it still hit hard to see this fact realised in the election result.
    Ergo: a core Google ‘value’ is a one party Democrat state.

  131. JC

    Shiny either worked or still does work at Google. The search engine’s been going spastic since his time there.

  132. Snoopy

    Another possibility is that PC Achmed Abdul was off-duty and having family downtime with his cousins.
    Likewise for Councillors Muhamed Faisal, and Faisal Muhamed.

    Diversity is our strength.

  133. Dr Faustus

    Garbage.
    The networks all have regulated returns.
    The generation assets are the only ones of strategic importance.

    Sure.

    When Australia is committed to renewables without coal backup – which looks like happening over the next 10 years – most of the system support will fall to gas turbines. You will notice that both the Government and the ALP expect this to be the case.

    On a renewable bad day, with 37% of the Shorten 45% renewable generation falling off, the NEM would be suddenly down 7,500MW to 9,000MW. To make this up, fast start turbine backup would have to pull gas out of the system at the rate of 42 TJ/hour to 54 TJ/hour.

    The combined maximum pipeline capacity from Moomba restricts gas flows from the Cooper basin and Queensland to about 30TJ/hour. The Longford system restricts flow from Bass Straight to about 40 TJ/hour. And all these pipelines have customers contracted to take up most of their capacity.

    At some point, someone will have to ask Cheung Kong Infrastructure very nicely to spend megabucks to loop their pipelines to allow Australia to have electricity, gas, and the Paris Agreement.

    At that point, the regulator will be directed to sit quietly until the rent-seekers have finished.

  134. Snoopy

    Do something positive and buy a bottle of “Dr. Stimpy’s magic hair regrowth elixir”

    Does it come with a guarantee or a celebrity endorsement?

  135. C.L.

    You’d have to say Laura Tingle is punching above her weight with Sam Neil.

  136. H B Bear

    It’s taken a while but at least Bernardi gets it.

  137. H B Bear

    Maybe Sam is thinking about his future geriatric care needs?

  138. H B Bear

    The mid-Winter Ball shows just how incestuous the media and parliamentarians are. It should continue to run for this reason alone.

  139. Tel

    Ergo: a core Google ‘value’ is a one party Democrat state.

    Can google be hit with campaign finance violations now that we have come to understand they are operating an unregistered super PAC?

  140. Stimpson J. Cat

    Please buy a Twitter Tesla.
    Please.
    I’m begging you.
    Don’t let 3 hours of our degenerate South African CEO smoking weed with Joe Rogan shatter our globalist world domination hippy dream scheme.

    jack
    @jack
    This is an honest and fun conversation between
    @elonmusk
    and
    @joerogan
    . Stop at the headlines and memes and you’ll miss all the thoughtfulness, clarity, and curiosity.

    jack
    @jack
    ·
    Sep 9
    Replying to
    @jack
    “My goal is to do useful things, maximize the probability that the future is good, and make the future exciting”
    @elonmusk

    jack
    @jack
    ·
    Sep 9
    “Give people the benefit of the doubt. Assume they’re good until proven otherwise. Most people are pretty good people. This may sound corny, but love is the answer.”

    jack
    @jack
    ·
    Sep 10
    “I think a Tesla is the most fun thing you could possibly ever buy. It’s not a car, it’s a thing to maximize enjoyment”

  141. C.L.

    Cory [email protected]

    What a surprise that @sarahinthesen8 wants Malcolm Turnbull back as PM. First Fraser and now Turnbull. Lesson for Libs is never again choose a leader named Malcolm.

    There has only ever been one cool Australian Malcolm.

  142. Tel;

    Can google be hit with campaign finance violations now that we have come to understand they are operating an unregistered super PAC?

    That would be sooo funny.

  143. John Constantine

    “Study
    Australia (India) has signed a formal agreement with Avanse Educational loans to provide an exclusive
    study loan product to any student wishing to study in Australia through the iStudy network. This is an exciting
    step towards providing an all

    encompassing
    package to students
    wishing to study at an iCollege campus or
    with one of our educational partners. The loan product is designed to provide more students with the financial
    means to pursue their dream of living and learning in Australia.
    There are current
    ly over 70,000 Indian
    students studying in Australia
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    .
    iStudy
    will recei
    ve a trailing commission on all loans written.
    The board of iCollege sees this partnership as
    a significant value add for the company’s
    student acquisition arm
    iStudy Australia (India)
    . The partnership with Avanse allows iStudy Australia to assist
    students with even more
    of the Australian entry requirements. The goal of iStudy is to make studying in Australia a seamless and
    exciting opportunity with many of the
    challenges addressed
    including immigration advice, finance
    ,
    education
    and training advice
    available
    from
    counsellors
    who all share their
    deep understanding of Australia
    and our
    many educational institutions.
    Both
    iStudy and Avanse have begun the implementation of
    marketing,
    including
    branding and design of
    associated collateral. A landing page
    is being
    created
    and will allow students to apply for this loan product
    directly
    on
    the
    Avanse website
    . This streamlined application process will provide prospective students with a
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    Pasting from the new browser is different.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180913/pdf/43y963h82dwb50.pdf

  144. Stimpy, it would appear that excess THC consumption is the explanation for the weird behaviour.
    He must get some really good shit.

  145. John Constantine

    “Avanse is an associate company of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL). DHFL is listed on the
    Mumbai Stock Exchange and is India’s second largest private housing finance company. The Internat
    ional
    Finance Corporation (IFC) is an arm of the World Bank and holds a 20% stake in Avanse. Avanse is a non

    banking finance company and regulated by the Reserve Bank of India.”

    This is the backer of debt funding young Indians who need small amounts of finance to get to Australia, they boast of being able to fast stream visas because they know how the system works. This is the asx pitch, wonder how they advertise it in India. [ and how they arrange payments]

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180913/pdf/43y963h82dwb50.pdf

  146. Boambee John

    Tel at 1152

    Can google be hit with campaign finance violations now that we have come to understand they are operating an unregistered super PAC?

    A question I put to our resident “expert”, m0nty, earlier.

    I think he is waiting for the talking pounts email covering the issue. Something like “Because … Oh, shut up.” seems like the probable response.

  147. Boambee John

    Points, though pounts without the n might be close to the reaction.

  148. Stimpson J. Cat

    Weed is for children, Rastafarians, hippies, anorexics, and people with glaucoma.

    Real men take acid and ecstasy.
    Preferably at the same time.
    (Stimpson Generals Health Warning –
    Don’t try this at home kids.)

  149. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    You’d have to say Laura Tingle is punching above her weight with Sam Neil.

    It’s very weird.

    I’ve always liked Sam. He makes good movies, he owns a winery, he did those meat ads.

    In a righteous world he would be banging models and aspiring actresses all day long, not deranged lefty heifer lumps.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    You’d have to say Laura Tingle is punching above her weight with Sam Neil.

    He’s a Kiwi.
    Let’s be honest.
    Most Kiwis are punching above their weight just managing to ignore the lure of a stationary sheep.

  151. Snoopy

    In a righteous world he would be banging models and aspiring actresses all day long, not deranged lefty heifer lumps.

    Maybe he’s confused LT with Lara Bingle? I’m willing to bet he hasn’t given LT a ring.

  152. C.L.

    Maybe he’s confused LT with Lara Bingle?

    Ahahahahaha.

  153. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2815746, posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    You’d have to say Laura Tingle is punching above her weight with Sam Neil.

    It’s very weird.

    I’ve always liked Sam. He makes good movies, he owns a winery, he did those meat ads.

    In a righteous world he would be banging models and aspiring actresses all day long, not deranged lefty heifer lumps.”

    I agree. I have a soft spot for Sam…can’t understand this though. Tingle is very mediocre.

  154. A Lurker

    How will this ruling affect the Cat?

    Might be time for people to start downloading stuff off the internet and converting it to hard copy for posterity.

  155. C.L.

    Bitter rat Julie Bishop adds her voice to Dutton High Court lynching calls.
    ———
    SMH.

  156. Gab

    Sour puss Bishop still being the “loyal deputy” to Turnbull

  157. H B Bear

    Why do Americans build on beaches?
    Little sympathy.

    Have a look on Google at some of the beachfront that has been built on along the Carolinas coast. It is insane. It might not be there for long.

  158. Gab

    Wasn’t globule warmening supposed to raise sea levels?

  159. H B Bear

    Sour puss Bishop still being the “loyal deputy” to Turnbull

    If the Performing Stick Insect somehow thinks she can pull out a Lieboral Party leadership gig out of this she is more lacking in political nous than even I gave her credit for.

  160. Confused Old Misfit

    C.L.
    #2815757, posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    Why do Americans build on beaches?
    Little sympathy.

    Because they can! And their society is rich enough that some damn fool will, for a large and completely unreasonable sum, insure them against loss!

  161. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Why do Americans build on beaches?
    Little sympathy.

    It’s fantastic. In a free society, you are free to fuck up as well as succeed.

  162. A Lurker

    I ask again – what impact will this ruling have on sites like the Cat?

    Two of the most controversial pieces of this legislature were Articles 11 & 13. Article 11 would require internet companies such as Facebook and Google to pay newspapers, magazines and agencies for posting links of their work. They call this the “link tax”, but proponents of the law say this won’t happen. Article 13 would make platforms such as YouTube liable for copyrighted material, requiring them to have agreements with rights holders of music and film and essentially protecting the artists.

    Critics say the law with normalize censorship and restrict freedom, banning regular people from posting things like links or even memes. Essentially it requires all social media to scan all uploads for copyright as it is uploaded, and you can imagine how much that will ruin the web.

    What’s next? Well, the European Parliament meets again in January to hash out the final details of the updated Copyright Laws. Stay tuned to see what further amendments will impact this debate.

  163. The politics of division, lead to err… division.

    That’s ok until the division gets out of control.

    Methinks the seeds have been sown and it is going to be very hard for anyone to control.

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK guys if you R all OK you don’t need me.
    Just wanted to make sure you R all OK because today is R U OK Day and it’s important to be OK on R U OK Day and I would hate for anyone to not be OK on R U OK Day, OK?
    Bye everyone and have a great R U OK Day!!!!

    Special thank you to Delta for being special.

    😁

  165. C.L.

    It’s fantastic. In a free society, you are free to fuck up as well as succeed.

    … and have FEMA chopper you out and sandbag your dumb house.

    Yeah, nah. The actual beach should not be owned by anybody.

  166. C.L.

    No impact at all, Lurker.
    We’ll simply run the copy with no links.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    P. S.
    Incoherent Rambler,
    talking about hair on R U OK Day is not cool.
    It’s not OK, OK?
    Please remember for next year.

  168. Mother Lode

    OK guys if you R all OK you don’t need me.

    IMOK.

  169. JC

    Diversity is our strength.

    How many times is Textor going to repeat it this week? I’m going for another 23 times.

  170. Top Ender

    Meanwhile in Melbournistan:

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested today over a massive brawl and hit-and-run in Collingwood which left seven people in hospital.

    The man was arrested at a construction site in Dandenong after a fortnight-long police manhunt.

    Up to 150 youths of African and Pacific Islander backgrounds were involved in a riot in the streets of inner-city Collingwood a fortnight ago, following the launch of a local hip-hop music label.

    READ NEXT

    Satirists once more under attack
    PAUL MONK
    During a fight, a car drove into a crowd in Mater St and pinned 18-year-old David Bilal between two cars and crushed his leg.

    “The Cranbourne man is expected to be charged with conduct endangering life and intentionally cause serious injury,” a police spokeswoman said.

    A search warrant was also executed at a Narre Warren address, but police are yet to speak to an 18-year-old they believe is linked to the car.

    Victoria Police’s Commander Tim Hansen said the investigation into the brawl, which started at Collingwood’s Gasometer Hotel, is not over.

    Link

  171. A Lurker

    No impact at all, Lurker.
    We’ll simply run the copy with no links.

    You might want to double check copyright laws on percentages of articles that can be freely shared, also how copyright pertains to images and video clips.

    This might be an EU ruling but it likely will spread across the globe.

  172. Snoopy

    Today’s AUD/USD cash rate from currency exchange bureau TravelEx.

  173. Top Ender

    Interesting.

    Was he a danger to others?

    If he spears into a tree and dies has he damaged others? Emotional for his family of course.

    Police have been shocked by the behaviour of a Hobart driver caught speeding at more than 200 kilometres per hour in Tasmania’s remote Central Highlands.

    The 34-year-old Sandy Bay man was spotted doing 202kph during a routine police patrol on Highland Lakes Road near Liawenee about 4:30pm on Tuesday.

    Disclosure: Top Ender got up to 235 kilometres an hour on his Moto Martin Kawasaki 1000 at about 530am one summer’s morning in 1983 in Tassie.

  174. None

    Thanks LNPinsider.
    Good letter, Peter Campion. Have you met the grandson yet? He looked a cutie.
    Hello Stimpy no we don’t need you but it’s always good when you visit. Are you ok ? Good. Then why not stay.
    Yay for building on beaches. Proof positive that the Californian Lefty morons don’t believe one ounce of shit that they spout.

  175. notafan

    I ask again – what impact will this ruling have on sites like the Cat?

    none, I imagine

    I suppose some people are upset that facebook and google make money off their IP

    couldn’t happen to a nicer guy

  176. Rae

    Yay for building on beaches. Proof positive that the Californian Lefty morons don’t believe one ounce of shit that they spout.

    Yeah. Specially the ones in North Carolina.

    / sarc

  177. zyconoclast

    C.L.
    #2815696, posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:56 am
    More about South Yorkshire Police:

    Two local councillors, one of whom is still serving, and a police officer have been accused of having sex with victims involved in the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

    The South Yorkshire Police constable at the centre of the allegations is also alleged to have passed on information to gangs grooming young girls in the town. A second police officer has been accused of neglecting his duties after failing to report his colleague. Both claims are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    A victim of a Muslim r-ape gang went to South Yorkshire Police and they r-aped her.

    Have the ethnicities of the Councilors and police officers been revealed?

  178. Makka

    Bloomie;

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring a potential investigation of social media companies and will be briefed on Sept. 25 by Republican state attorneys general who are already examining the firms’ practices, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    The meeting — which will include a representative of the Justice Department’s antitrust division — is intended to help Sessions decide if there’s a federal case to be made against companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. for violating consumer-protection or antitrust laws, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing the matter because of its sensitivity.

  179. Bruce in WA

    Not a bad timetable.

    Monday — referral from GP to cardiologist
    Tuesday — cardiologist books me in for angiogram
    Wednesday — angiogram reveals scar tissue from previous surgery requires angioplasty; new stent inserted
    Thursday morning — home again!

  180. zyconoclast

    Sour puss Bishop still being the “loyal deputy” to Turnbull

    Dutton should go full armageddon and let loose all the skeletons in MT and JB closets.

    He has nothing to lose.

  181. calli

    Bitter rat Julie Bishop adds her voice to Dutton High Court lynching calls.

    Anyone surprised?

  182. Rae

    I ask again – what impact will this ruling have on sites like the Cat?

    Old Ozzie might have a problem with it.

  183. Snoopy

    Have the ethnicities of the Councilors and police officers been revealed?

    I strongly suspect the South Yorkshire Police would consider that a non-crime hate incident or even a hate crime.

  184. classical_hero

    I saw a post on Facebook that showed a rack from a grocery store where most of the food has gone except for all the vegan food. 😂

  185. zyconoclast

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts NM Compound Suspects, Alleges They Planned Terror Attacks

    LBUQUERQUE – A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, N.M., has indicted Jany Leveille, 35, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Lucas Morton, 40, on firearms and conspiracy charges.

    The indictment, which was filed this afternoon, charges the five residents of a compound in Amalia, in Taos County, N.M., with conspiring knowingly to provide an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, possession of firearms and ammunition. The indictment also charges Leveille, a Haitian national illegally and unlawfully in the United States, with possession of firearms and ammunition.

  186. zyconoclast

    Why are the Swedes so disgruntled?

    Car burnings are not a rare sight in Sweden these days. Last month, a masked gang ran amok in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, and set 80 cars alight. A masked man speaking on a video blamed the attack on police, politicians and society. “Treat us like animals and we will behave like animals,” he warned.

    Over the past decade, the number of car arsons has steadily risen, reaching 1,457 last year. The fires are typically in heavily immigrant neighbourhoods. While Sweden remains a low-crime country, certain types of crime are on the rise. Gang and gun crime are prevalent in immigrant districts. Sexual assault has soared. Ambulances are attacked in some neighbourhoods. Innocent bystanders get blown up with grenades left over from some forgotten war. All that helps to explain why immigration and crime figured so heavily in Sunday’s election – and why the far-right Sweden Democrats made their best showing yet.

    The Sweden Democrats are reviled and rejected by many Swedes for their neo-Nazi roots. But now they have become the party for many rural and working-class voters. People were relieved that they captured only 17.6 per cent of the vote. That’s not enough to vault them into second place. But it is enough to give them a certain amount of influence as the fragmented coalitions of the centre-left and centre-right jockey for power.

    “Nobody wants to co-operate with the Sweden Democrats,” says Anders Sannerstedt in an interview. (He is a political scientist at Lund University who is an expert on the party.) But that may not matter, because the Sweden Democrats have already changed the conversation.

    Ten years ago, Swedes were proud of their status as the most humanitarian, refugee-friendly country on the planet. Polite society and the mainstream media avoided any criticism of immigration policy or problems, for fear of being called racist. And so, as in other countries throughout Europe, when popular unrest broke out over immigration, the elites were caught flat-footed.

    In Sweden, the watershed was 2015. That was the year the country took in a record 163,000 refugees – more than any other European country on a per capita basis.

    In all, about 400,000 newcomers came in to Sweden in the past six years, largely from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq – the equivalent of 4 per cent of the population. In Canada, the equivalent number would amount to more than 1.4 million people.

    “The year 2015 was a turning point for the debate in Sweden,” Prof. Sannerstedt says. “After that, things were said that had been taboo before.”

    The settlement problems were (and are) substantial, and were in part created by the government. Most immigrants are ghettoized in subsidized housing in the suburbs. Restrictive labour laws mean that newcomers can’t find work. On top of that, poor school performance is widespread and integration has been very slow. “These are very much debated. But nobody has answers,” Prof. Sannerstedt says.

    In response to popular pressure, the government has overhauled its immigration policies dramatically. It introduced border checks, restricted family reunification, denied asylum to many applicants and imposed strict new volume limits. “This was to send a signal that Sweden wouldn’t be such a paradise any longer,” Prof. Sannerstedt says. This year the intake of refugees is down to around 24,000.

    Sweden’s economy is strong. But the fractured results of this election – with mainstream parties losing votes to a proliferation of smaller parties – show that people have lost faith in the old established parties that have endured so long. “No one won,” Prof. Sannerstedt says. Despite the strong economy, a whopping 73 per cent of Swedes think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to one poll.

    One reason for the discontent may be the new, and growing, class divide between ordinary Swedes and newcomers. This is a distressing subject in a society that prides itself on being egalitarian.

    “Sweden’s experiment with large-scale immigration from the Third World to a welfare state has been unique in its scale but has in many ways failed,” writes Tino Sanandaji, an economist with the Stockholm School of Economics. “Sweden’s social problems are becoming more and more concentrated in that part of the population with an immigrant background.”

    No wonder the Swedes are feeling a bit insecure these days. “No country cares more about its reputation,” Mr. Sanandaji says in an interview, “We like to think we are the best in the world. We don’t like the idea that we are no longer being seen as Utopia. It’s really hurting our self-image.”

  187. .

    So the South Yorkshire Police are going to indict, charge, arrest, detain, detain on bail, question, warn or caution anyone who commits a non-crime hate crime(TM)?

    Even if they’re warning people about non-indictable, non-criminal hate crimes(TM), it sounds like, at a minimum, intimidation, unwarranted surveillance and selective enforcement!

  188. zyconoclast

    Teens rob store after clerk collapses from heart attack, police say

    AUBURN, Wash. — Human decency took a back seat in Auburn Saturday when a man and two teens left a clerk suffering a heart attack to die, but not before helping themselves to the cash in the till and several other items in the store, police said.

  189. calli

    I saw a post on Facebook that showed a rack from a grocery store where most of the food has gone except for all the vegan food.

    I bought vegan “cheese” a couple of weeks ago to top off a veggie bake.

    Even the vegan wouldn’t eat it.

  190. .

    Arkancide:

    I had Quinoa for lunch, and it was shit!

  191. Mother Lode

    Indian society still believes skin colour determines a person’s worth.

    Even the fairest skinned Indian does not count as white, therefore it cannot be discrimination.

    It is, perhaps, a charming little cultural quirk.

  192. Top Ender

    Thursday morning — home again!

    So, the system works Bruce?

  193. Rae

    Bitter rat Julie Bishop adds her voice to Dutton High Court lynching calls.

    Anyone surprised?

    Duttons trust ownership of child care centres receiving Commonwealth funding clearly breaches S44. He would not survive a referral to the High Court. The Government knows it and won’t refer him because they would lose a by-election in Dickson. Maybe the Opposition will be able to get a motion passed to send him there.

  194. It’s really hurting our self-image.

    Let’s not worry about the sex crimes, muggings, lootings and burnings.
    Self image is the important thing.

  195. Eyrie

    Seen the houses on the cliff tops between LA and San Diego? On the clifftop on the beach side of the road. Cliff is sandstone with water trickling through it. Only road side of house is insurable! This in Southern California
    aka earthquake city.

  196. zyconoclast

    ‘This is petty revenge by pro-immigration politicians’: Hungary condemns EU decision to hit the country with ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 punishment over its immigration stance

    ‘The EP’s decision today is nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians against Hungary,’ Szijjarto said, shortly after the Strasbourg-based parliament approved the motion that could see Budapest hit with unprecedented sanctions.

    It is the first time in EU history that the European Parliament had initiated and approved such a motion, which needed a two-thirds majority to pass and was approved by 69.4 percent of the lawmakers.

    The move saw some members of the European People’s Party bloc – of which Orban’s Fidesz movement is a member – vote against their ally in Budapest.

    Even EPP leader Mandred Weber, who earlier was supportive of Orban and is seeking to become the European Commission president next year, said he had voted for triggering Article 7.

  197. Mark from Melbourne

    Florence now downgraded to a Cat 2. Which I am sure is ugly, but is hardly going to do much to bolster all that climate drivel.

    Yet another “blue wave” fails to deliver?

  198. zyconoclast

    Do you think they will try and occupy Hungary?

    The E.U. Is Planning a 10,000-Strong Armed Force to Protect Its Borders. Here’s What to Know

    The European Union will deploy 10,000 armed border guards to tackle unlawful migration by 2020, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced in a speech on Wednesday.

    The force will have the power to use armed force on the E.U.’s external borders, according to a draft of the document reported Monday by the Financial Times.

  199. JC

    Achmed

    Still waiting enthusiastically for the model you said you posted but didn’t on optimum trade and immigration policy even if it includes special privileges for, you know, your kids.

    Just post your thoughts. It doesn’t matter as you’re around friends. Bullet points are fine but must be all encompassing.

  200. Snoopy

    A Cat 2 hurricane is equivalent to a mid to high Cat 3 Australian cyclone.

  201. JC

    Only road side of house is insurable! This in Southern California

    For about 5 years you could not obtain storm insurance up and down the north east within a mile of the shore line because of hurricane damage as far as Mass. That was in the early 90s.

    You also couldn’t get insurance for homes abutting the beach, which must have meant all those multi- million dollar homes don’t have mortgages as banks won’t lend without insurance.

  202. JC

    Snoopy
    #2815822, posted on September 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    A Cat 2 hurricane is equivalent to a mid to high Cat 3 Australian cyclone.

    Wow.

  203. JC

    Take a close look at this vid. It’s vid filmed by a sheila claiming big fat Harvey raped her during the one on one meeting.

    Take a look at the hugging going on, it doesn’t appear it’s one way and the dialogue suggests they know it each.

    Sure, he could have raped her, but it really does sound it would have been consensual.

    https://news.sky.com/story/world-exclusive-video-shows-harvey-weinstein-behaving-inappropriately-with-businesswoman-11496038

  204. Gab

    I had Quinoa for lunch, and it was shit!

    I tried kale in a salad. Don’t eat it. That stuff is EVIL.

  205. Bruce in WA

    So, the system works Bruce?

    In my case, yes it certainly did.

  206. Makka

    Coward, I said I replied. Work it out. Busy kind of today so play without me.

  207. Dr Faustus

    Labor calls for increased pressure on China over alleged mass detention of Uighur Muslims

    The Labor Party has called on the Morrison Government to increase pressure on China over the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims.

    Wong Ying-Yen’s commentary on Chinese human rights is carefully crafted to the WeChat Chinese.

    Although a bit of a sphincter twister for Wet Willie Shorten: only a few months before he has to crawl into the barrel and deal with Xi’s member.

  208. Death Giraffe

    C.L.
    #2815757, posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    Why do Americans build on beaches?
    Little sympathy.

    ..
    I believe the reason is that there is considerable federal assistance in insuring those properties.
    Usually owned by the very wealthy for holiday homes.
    When they get destroyed, effectively the taxpayer is rebuilding them.

  209. Dr Faustus

    Pussy Riot member who invaded pitch during World Cup has been hospitalised: Russian reports

    A member of punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalised in a grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning, Russian news reports say.

    That will be MI6 dezinformatsiya.
    100%

  210. Death Giraffe

    This is why they build those beach houses:
    Flood insurance.

  211. JC

    Achmed

    I looked for it, but there was nothing I found that could be considered either a direct or indirect response. If you have time, in your very busy schedule, copy and past it here, as it could have been missed. If you don’t then I will ask you the same question again with the added point that you’re bullshitting, Man up , Achmed.

  212. Mother Lode

    The European Union will deploy 10,000 armed border guards to tackle unlawful migration by 2020, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced in a speech on Wednesday.

    I don’t imagine waiting until the weekend when the Eureversal Soldiers go home, or even waiting until 5:00, will really put the border-crossers off.

    Failing all else they can just pick up a child. No European troop would dare touch them.

    It is astonishing just how much Europe has forgotten itself.

  213. .

    JC

    I think the Harv thing is all BS.

    He is being prosecuted for…SEX TRAFFICKING…

    Now, why aren’t the actresses he slept with for roles, being charged with…SOLICITATION?

    What about the Instagram “models” who solicit of their own free will?

    No no, that’s empowering. A man using their services is an evil [email protected] though. (Ergo, being [email protected] is empowering…no? I didn’t think so either).

    So she has recorded the bit where he flirted with her. Yet she did not manage to film the bit where he assaulted her?

    Now if she subpoenaed his security cameras, they keep seven-year-old footage if he was a [email protected] machine? Also, if they were both flirting on the maybe security footage, then how does this help her case?

    The upshot of this is that anyone who claims Harv. W. [email protected] them in his office is probably lying.

    “It was produced by Ms Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money.

    No criminal complaint. No DNA evidence. Seven years after the fact. No medical examination and seemingly no psychological/counselling reports.

    For godsake she claims that he turned her into a “vulnerable” person by flirting with her.

    “I think there was a combination of confidence and naivety that led me to this dynamic that we see now, watching back.

    That’s called regret. Being confident and naive doesn’t retroactively negate consent.

    1. I was confident.
    2. I was naive.
    3. He flirted with me, ergo I was vulnerable.

    None of this is, strictly speaking, evidence. That’s her probanda and it is a logical mess and rides high on feminist entitlement.

    The only reason why she’ll win a civil case is the insipid stupidity and envy of most jurors. Her claim does not even meet the civil standard of proof.

    …and no I have not proven his innocence. That is not what our/the US system was designed to do.

  214. .

    JC

    I think the Harv thing is all BS.

    He is being prosecuted for…SEX TRAFFICKING…

    Now, why aren’t the actresses he slept with for roles, being charged with…SOLICITATION?

    What about the Instagram “models” who solicit of their own free will?

    No no, that’s empowering. A man using their services is an evil r pist though. (Ergo, being r ped is empowering…no? I didn’t think so either).

    So she has recorded the bit where he flirted with her. Yet she did not manage to film the bit where he assaulted her?

    Now if she subpoenaed his security cameras, they keep seven-year-old footage if he was a r pe machine? Also, if they were both flirting on the maybe security footage, then how does this help her case?

    The upshot of this is that anyone who claims Harv. W. r ped them in his office is probably lying.

    “It was produced by Ms Thompson to bolster her position in a civil lawsuit seeking money.

    No criminal complaint. No DNA evidence. Seven years after the fact. No medical examination and seemingly no psychological/counselling reports.

    For godsake she claims that he turned her into a “vulnerable” person by flirting with her.

    “I think there was a combination of confidence and naivety that led me to this dynamic that we see now, watching back.

    That’s called regret. Being confident and naive doesn’t retroactively negate consent.

    1. I was confident.
    2. I was naive.
    3. He flirted with me, ergo I was vulnerable.

    None of this is, strictly speaking, evidence. That’s her probanda and it is a logical mess and rides high on feminist entitlement.

    The only reason why she’ll win a civil case is the insipid stupidity and envy of most jurors. Her claim does not even meet the civil standard of proof.

    …and no I have not proven his innocence. That is not what our/the US system was designed to do.

  215. JC

    Head of 60 mins America gets canned for groping accusation .
    In other words, same old.

    Piece also mentions 60 mins has been running for 51 years. That has to be the longest show on record.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fired-60-minutes-boss-jeff-fager-warned-cbs-news-reporter-there-are-people-whove-lost-their-jobs-trying-to-harm-me/

  216. I am bespoke

    …and no I have not proven his innocence. That is not what our/the US system was designed to do.

    Tell that to the MSM.

  217. Shelley

    Watching the Financial Services Royal Commission. Rowena Orr is a gun.

    I am guessing the woman on the stand now from TAL (for the past few hours) is wishing she never came to a job with TAL in Australia, after having spent her career until 2016 working overseas with other companies (I checked her out on Linkedin).

  218. Snoopy

    WHS qualifications are so passé. The new meal ticket is a Fact-Checking Micro-Credential awarded by the fact experts RMIT and endorsed by fact broadcasters, TheirABC.

  219. JC

    Dot

    Several accusations now without proof will get you fired or Harvied. So, one female starts the ball rolling then others join in the swarm without a shred of evidence and the guy is royally fucked.

    What a world.

  220. .

    The whole poundmetoo thing started off as a rather loopy idea to “get” Trump, now we see that it is just a man-bashing exercise. The media go off their bonce for the small indiscretions of men and keep Mum on accusations made against prominent women.

    I went to a strippers for a bucks party once and an ugly stripper gave me a lap dance.

    Where’s my money?

    The fact that leering is being equated with violent, penetrative aggravated sexual assault shows society is really fucking up here.

    We have leering declared as a form of harassment, then harassment is equivocated with the worst sexual assaults.

  221. Shelley

    Heading to Hawaii tomorrow. Was pleased to just read this in relation to Typhoon Olivia

    **ALL LAND BASED TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE CANCELLED**

    All watches and warnings have been canceled

    * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

    – None

  222. Top Ender

    Serena Williams: we know who the real victim is here

    Pic: Serena Williams (right) looks at US Open champion Naomi Osaka as she covers her face during the trophy presentation. Photo: Mega

    THE MOCKER

    In terms of who benefits and who suffers detriment through allegations of racism and sexism, professional tennis is like any other Western institution these days. It is a case of ‘Advantage server’. As Serena Williams demonstrated last weekend at the US Open when she chucked a humungous hissy fit, a minority player called out for bad behaviour can simply counter this by invoking identity politics.

    The tactics Williams displayed towards Portuguese umpire Carlos Ramos when he cited her for courtside coaching are an obvious case of the narcissist’s cunning manipulation. Before it escalated, it began with the charm offensive. “I understand why you thought that was coaching but I’m telling you it’s not”; the ‘I’m the real victim here’ tactic “I have a daughter and I stand for what’s right for her and I never cheated. You owe me an apology”; and ultimately outright abuse and intimidation — “You will never ever ever be on another court of mine as long as you live … You are the liar … You stole a point from me … You’re a thief too …”.

    At the post-match media conference, Williams — as is typical of the high profile minority bully when called out — attempted to justify her behaviour by claiming she was taking a stand against oppression.

    “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff,” she claimed. In reality, her behaviour had stuff all to do with sexism and everything to do with Serena. From the moment Williams smashed her racquet it was clear she realised her brilliant 20-year-old Japanese opponent, Naomi Osaka, had her measure.

    Almost forgotten in this brouhaha are the unlawful actions of Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted after the match he was “100 per cent coaching”. What do you think are the chances of Williams apologising to Ramos or at the very least acknowledging his sanctioning was consistent with the rules? Very little. Williams had utilised a crude but effective high dudgeon tactic in claiming Ramos had accused her of “cheating”. He did no such thing. As the rules stipulate, players bear responsibility for the conduct of their parties, including their coaches, hence Williams had to wear the violation. She herself later conceded there had been no “history” of tension with Ramos. “No not at all,” she said. “He’s always been a great umpire.”

    Unfortunately for Williams’s credibility, she has a history of bad behaviour. Let’s take it back a few years to 2011. “Another US Open has come and gone, and had its finish hijacked by Serena Williams and her anger and entitlement,” wrote New York Daily News sportswriter Wayne Coffey, “and abject refusal ever to own any of her behaviour.” Sound familiar?

    On that occasion Williams was facing Australian Samantha Stosur in the women’s final. Having witnessed Williams breach the hindrance rule by crying out after she struck the ball, Greek umpire Eva Asderaki awarded Stosur the point. “Are you the one who screwed me over last time?” asked a petulant Williams. But that was nothing compared to her outburst towards Asderaki during the changeover:

    (Pic: Serena Williams challenges chair umpire Eva Asderaki during her US Open women’s singles final loss to Australia’s Sam Stosur in 2011. Photo: AP)

    “You ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way. Because you’re out of control — totally out of control. You’re a hater and you’re unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing? And I never complain.” How many irony fairies died when she claimed that one can only guess.

    “Wow. What a loser. You give a code violation because I expressed who I am? We’re in America last I checked … don’t look at me, I promise you don’t look at me cause I am not the one. Don’t look my way.” She later avoided shaking hands with the umpire post-match. When asked the same day if she regretted her behaviour, she said “I don’t even remember what I said.” How convenient.

    In 2009, during her semi-final appearance at the US Open against Belgian Kim Clijsters, Williams bullied a Japanese lineswoman, Shino Tsurubuchi, over calling a foot fault against her. Towering over the diminutive Tsurubuchi and pointing her fingers and waving the racket menacingly in her face, Williams was particularly obnoxious. “If I could, I would take this f … ing ball and shove it down your f … ing throat and kill you,’’ she said.

    So, Next time @serenawilliams threatens to shove a tennis ball down the throat of a poor ASIAN LinesWOMAN or abuses a FEMALE Umpire as loser n unattractive, please give her a Medal.👏 High time, Abusive Bad behavior is called out for wat it is. Irrespective of gender or race 😏 pic.twitter.com/iM8FAlYfmt
    — Maya (@IamMayaSharma) September 12, 2018

    Earlier that year during the French Open she threatened her Spanish opponent, María José Martínez Sánchez. “I’m going to get you in the locker room for that; you don’t know me,” she said during the match, unaware there were microphones on court. These examples show Williams is genuine about fighting for equality. She will abuse, hector and berate anyone to get her way, regardless of their gender or ethnicity. She is an equal opportunity bully.

    Little wonder umpires are considering boycotting any game involving Williams until she apologises for vilifying Ramos, whose rulings in the match have been supported by the International Tennis Federation. That said, an apology would mean little. Days after her disgraceful behaviour towards Tsurubuchi, Williams apologised and said “I will learn and grow from this, and be a better person as a result.” Her record in the subsequent nine years gives you a good indication about the value of her word.

    Despite her appalling behaviour Williams can rely on feminist commentators to insist her sanction was solely due to sexism, regardless of the fact that this discrimination default is tediously repetitious. Appearing on The Drum this week, Shivani Gopal — who according to her Twitter bio is an expert in “gender diversity” — immediately seized on sexism.

    “I saw sexism, absolutely I did. It was sexism at play and it was bias because you had Ramos saying, “I’ve got this woman being incredibly assertive with me. That’s not something I’m going to accept.” @ShivaniGopal1 on Serena Williams #TheDrum pic.twitter.com/zaPqm5Bc6a

    — ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) September 10, 2018
    “It was bias at play because you had Ramos sort of saying ‘Hang on a second you’ve got this woman being incredibly assertive with me — that’s not something I’m going to accept — there’s your violation immediately’,” she said. There is no basis for this claim, and the fact Gopal resorted to poetic licence to bolster it illustrates the weakness of her assertion. She even criticised Ramos on the basis that “His role is to de-escalate the situation.” That is false. His job is to enforce the rules irrespective of whether a player might react like a prima donna. In effect Gopal argues that an umpire should acquiesce for fear of a player’s capricious behaviour, which would be abrogation.

    “Black women are not supposed to push back and when they do, they’re deemed to be domineering,” said American law professor Trina Jones in support of Williams. “Aggressive. Threatening. Loud.” You might retort that white umpires are not supposed to push back when minority players behave badly, else they be deemed to be domineering or worse, racist. If the rules against coaching are archaic, as many argue, then the remedy is not to attack the umpire, but to lobby for reform. In the meantime, quiet please.

    Williams should reflect on her remarks of 2009 when she demonstrated a rare example of introspection. “I’m like one of those girls on a reality show that has all the drama, and everyone in the house hates them because no matter what they do, like, drama follows them,” she said. “I don’t want to be that girl.” Nothing has changed. As USA Today sportswriter Chris Chase aptly observed this week: “Serena ruined Osaka’s moment with her antics, the same way she did to Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur years before … Even in defeat, Serena Williams always makes it about Serena Williams.”

    (Pic: Cartoonist Mark Knight at his studio with his Serena Williams cartoon in the background. Photo: David Geraghty)

    And to think that Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight this week had to suspend his Twitter account due to abuse towards his family, all because he accurately depicted a childish Williams in a fit of pique as she smashed her racquet. To claim this cartoon is racist is to make a determination based solely on the volume of those making the accusation. It ignores the lucrative interest many accusers have in perpetuating the victimhood narrative.

    What a far better game sport would be if we could smash the identity politics racket.

    THE MOCKER

    The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials.


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  223. .

    What a world hey?

    Star of the Cosby show works in a deli as a cashier for minimum wage, and Gwenyth Paltrow (Goop) sells “vaginal eggs” for 66 USD a “pop”.

    Who does society reward more?

    In a communist society, the Cosby actor would be a Red Army conscript and Goop would be the Emeritus Trofim Lysenko Chair of Biological Sciences at Capitalcityograd U.

  224. JC

    Yea, she’s totally wonderful, Textor.

    The Royal Commission’s objective. Focus only on anecdotal bad behaviour, ignoring the perhaps 40 million transactions that occur every single day. Let’s focus on say 150 bad ones which hopefully get the punters juices going. After we’ve pained the financial industry as corrupt with those 150 bad transactions we will help to add add another 500 pages of regulations and bob’s your uncle. An even more stilted, protected financial industry than we have now.

    You pitiful, big government boltrat. Stick with the texting 200 times repeated texts.
    She’s a real gun alright.

  225. Snoopy

    JC
    #2815854, posted on September 13, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    Yea, she’s totally wonderful, Textor.

    I live inside your head. Confirmed.

    PS: Can you do something about the echo?

  226. .

    JC the insurance industry is, shit. (The banks are fine, usually).

    Take double insurance for example. It is perfectly legal. It is in the common law.

    I think someone with deep pockets could challenge it successfully (given how customers are meant to act uberrimae fidei [per legislation now] in insurance deals).

    You insure your house for 400k and it is worth 800k. It burns down for example – you get paid out 200k.

    Can someone familiar with arithmetic from dimension X explain how being underinsured “makes the insurer a co-insurer”? It’s total nonsense.

    Why not just say the amount insured is an agreed value? They can deduct any premiums not paid for that option before writing the cheque.

    Now, if you overinsure your house, for 900k and it burns down, you only get 800k.

    This is because of the way the law is written and it is unfair, stupid and in no way efficient.

  227. JC

    Aside from the Textor smack down, this would have to be one of the worst woyal commishions in the history of the country. It’s actually criminal what’s going on. Essentially, what is nothing more than anecdotal transactions are highlighted with teared up idiots complaining they were hard by and an out of control female prosecutor doing the Commishers bidding by nailing a number of executives, unable to ignore the government demand to be star chambered. This is what will pass as evidence for even more regulations in an industry that is regulated up the ying yang. Barriers to entry rise and no innovation will occur. Just what the Australian doctor ordered.

    Yep, she a real gun that one.

  228. .

    Another screwy thing about Australian financial markets is second-hand car financing.

    Sure, you’ve probably heard a justification why a second-hand car can be as expensive to pay off as a new one; but go and ask an American and they will be a little confused as to why we treat second-hand cars as such bad credit risks. They’re far less likely to depreciate in a significant manner like a new car. If necessary, they can be comprehensively insured and the borrower made liable on a personal covenant as well as the chattel mortgage.

  229. pete m

    JC, Clearview admitted to over 350,000 bad transactions, selling policies by cold calling and hard sell.

    This RC is long overdue and banks need to get the F out of insurance and wealth management advice.

    Why are banks provisioning billions to cover their few bad transactions?

  230. JC

    Snoopy
    #2815855, posted on September 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    JC
    #2815854, posted on September 13, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    Yea, she’s totally wonderful, Textor.

    I live inside your head. Confirmed.

    PS: Can you do something about the echo?

    Lol…

    But no response to the “she’s a gun” text. Just more texts. You’re fucking useless. Totally fucking useless.

  231. JC

    Pete M

    Is cold calling now illegal in Australia, is it?

  232. Snoopy

    But no response to the “she’s a gun” text. Just more texts. You’re fucking useless. Totally fucking useless.

    I didn’t post that you fucking lunatic.

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