Open Forum: September 15, 2018

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  1. Tom

    Shorten coming up on their Insiders

    Of course, the Swampfilth Re-education Hour has no interest in interviewing the new Australian prime minister.

    So it wheels out the old Trades hall whore who will deliver government to Their ABC’s Greenfilth Party.

    Thanks for watching on our behalf, Custard, but why does anyone else bother?

  2. Peter Castieau

    The couch still fawning over Waffleworth

  3. Elle

    I boycotted Insiders for a few years after they ditched Piers Akerman. More recently I have put it on to see if they have become more inclusive. Nup, still no balance.

  4. Eyrie

    calli, don’t be surprised if total cholesterol and LDL have gone up. However they don’t mean anything. You will likely find HDL has gone up and Trigycerides down, which is good.

  5. Peter Castieau

    Barrie queries Bill about dual citizenship

    Lotsa squirming going on

  6. Elle

    Gosh, being in the game of politics ages people. Shorten is looking poorly.

    Careful, Peter! 🙂

  7. Peter Castieau

    I’ve done it harder than Bill, Elle. All good

  8. johanna

    testes, one, two, three

    [This combination of words should always go into moderation as it was a favorite of Birds to check if he’d broken through. Sinc]

  9. Tom

    Politics isn’t what’s ageing Peanut Head, Elle: it’s lying to and cheating on people, like his former wife.

  10. Peter Castieau

    Bill- the NEG was good!

  11. Elle

    Shorten says he doesn’t comment on the polls. His smirk said it all.

  12. johanna

    I’m still in permanent moderation, shadowbanned in distinguished company all over the world. My posts are too incendiary to be allowed free rein, although Quadrant doesn’t seem to share our host’s trepidation. Funny, that.

    It’s kinda cool to be perceived as so scary and incediary, except that this censorship has nothing to do with that.

    I was going to post some news from the horse’s mouth about the Queanbeyan shooting, but nah.

    Why should I promote traffic on a site that treats me like a potential Islamic terrorist?

  13. .

    Anyone else getting spam about the NEG?

  14. With the ALP leading the polls by 12 points, this discussion is pointless.

    The big question is whether the Libs should split/disintegrate before the election or after the election?

    The huge difference in numbers before and after significantly changes the outcome of a split.

  15. John Constantine

    Lap band is quick weight loss, but shorten will need a lot of botox to take up the slack skin.

  16. Elle

    Insiders talking about quotas. Where is the gender balance on the Insider’s couch?

  17. John Constantine

    Or a plastic surgeon to do work as expensive as turnbullites had.

  18. Or a plastic surgeon to do work as expensive as turnbullites had.

    Nah. During the nose job they extracted 35% of the brain tissue.

  19. Peter Castieau

    Will Talking Pictures discuss Mark Knight?

  20. .

    I dunno Mitch M. That study has some design flaws and old biases.

    Low-fat cheese, “breakfast cereal”, “chocolate” and canola oil are anti-inflammatory, beer only mildly inflammatory and red meat & organ meats are inflammatory?

    I hope they mean rolled oats and not the usual 50%+ sugar-laden “dark chocolate” blocks of older brands that are common.

  21. Woodwood: No evidence of Russian collusion.
    Monty: How much is he being paid?

  22. Tom

    Custard, I’m now going to watch Talking Pictures. Thanks.

  23. Elle

    None and Lizzie are brilliant observers of aesthetics. 

    My observation of the couch on Insiders. If you’re over 50 (Ms Middleton), black hair dye is a big no no!

  24. Elle

    Will Talking Pictures discuss Mark Knight?

    Edgy!

    Hope so.

  25. Baldrick

    Did Tits and Scrotum Face discuss how Michelle Rowland, Labor’s communication spokeswoman, was the guest of Michelle Guthrie on TheirABC’s Mid-Winter Ball table?

    No?

    How very ABC.

  26. Peter Castieau

    So the biggest cartoon story across the planet that had its origins in Australia is not discussed on Insiders

  27. C.L.

    @CatholicSat
    At the end of his meeting with the Youth of Sicily today, Pope Francis refused to give the Pontifical Blessing, as not to offend the “many non-Catholic christians, those of other religions, and the agnostics” present

    3:02 AM – Sep 16, 2018

    Words fail me.

    Looks like fake news, Gab.

    Translation and thread:

    https://twitter.com/CatholicSat/status/1041061245586210818

  28. Tom

    FMD. Talking Pictures TOTALLY IGNORED Mark Knight’s Serena Williams cartoon — one of the year’s most important cartoons that created global controversy (because it enraged the racist American left). And despite the fact that Mark Knight has been a regular guest on Talking Pictures. Until now.

    If it doesn’t fit the looney green-left narrative, it doesn’t make the Swampfilth Re-education Hour.

  29. cohenite

    The photo of Julie bishop and Julia banks is very relevant in this era of gender fluidity:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155941875279370&set=a.10150149146444370&type=3&theater

  30. Baldrick

    So the biggest cartoon story across the planet that had its origins in Australia is not discussed on Insiders

    Would that be the same Mike Bowers who didn’t even have one kind word to say about the passing of Bill Leak?

  31. cohenite

    FMD. Talking Pictures TOTALLY IGNORED Mark Knight’s Serena Williams cartoon — one of the year’s most important cartoons that created global controversy

    Worth a complaint (hahahaha) to the abc just to see what sort of response they provide.

  32. Peter Castieau

    LOL

    Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    And then starts banging on about climate change and equality

  33. Gab

    CL sorry but nowhere in that translation can I see that Francis blessed them in the name of the Father, Son And Holy Spirit.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #2817552, posted on September 16, 2018 at 10:05 am

    The photo of Julie bishop and Julia banks is very relevant in this era of gender fluidity:

    The essence of Jay-Bish’s bullying complaints …
    “Their bullying was better than my bullying and they wiped the floor with me in the ballot.”

  35. Snoopy

    I wish someone, someday would ask Karen Middleton how she chose to interview those particular Australian retirees living in Ubud for an SBS News weekend magazine piece a few years ago.

  36. egg_

    Shorten coming up on their Insiders

    … the robotic union thug.

    That’s a taker!

    How long till the thugbot is usurped, once in office?

  37. I wish someone, someday would ask Karen about her breakfast recipe for a whole boar on a spit.
    And which parts she eats first.

  38. egg_

    RUMBLE IN RIYADH! FIVE-WAY FREEDOM SACK BATTLE ROCKS SAUDI CAPITAL

    When’s Mrs Squalid donning the freedom sack?

  39. Tom

    Militant lezzo Kerryn Phelps just now on Their Sky talking about her candidature for Wentworth. In my estimation, she’s the frontrunner because the Lieborals have put up Photios running dog who doesn’t even live in the electorate. Phelps will be about as “independent” as Clover Moore or greenfilth “independent” Cathy McGowan in Indi.

    Be in no doubt Phelps will vote with the Filth every time and bring down the Morrison government at the first opportunity.

  40. egg_

    Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    Doctor complains about the Party’s choice for the Member for Doctors Wives.

  41. Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    And then starts banging on about climate change and equality

    Urban bugman exemplar. An absurd statement followed by declarations of support for current fashionable opinion.

  42. Geriatric Mayfly

    Doctor complains about the Party’s choice for the Member for Doctors Wives.

    Is Phelps a Doctor’s wife, or is she hooked up with a Doctor’s wife?

  43. Myrddin Seren

    Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    And then starts banging on about climate change and equality

    How soon after Comrade Dr Phelps gets in does the government lose the confidence of the House and ScoMo heads for Yarralumla ?

  44. zyconoclast

    Deliberately giving someone aids is cool but…

    A California man may be facing jail time after inviting women to dinner, ordering expensive wines and lobster, and leaving them to pick up the tab

    A 45-year-old man in California is being accused of taking multiple women out to dinner between 2016 and 2018 before secretly taking off and leaving them with the bill.
    The multiple “dine and dash” dates amount to extortion, fraud, and petty theft, according to prosecutors.
    If a judge decides the evidence warrants a trial, the man could be facing years in jail.
    One woman alleges the man dined with her at an upscale restaurant in Los Angeles before excusing himself for a phone call and leaving the restaurant, leaving her with a $250 tab.

  45. zyconoclast

    Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

    The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage those with migrant background to learn German have largely fallen flat. The reluctance or inability of migrants, many of whom have arrived into the country in the recent years, is showing more clearly in the country’s capital, Vienna, where 51.2 percent of schoolchildren now interact in a language other than German.

  46. zyconoclast

    Greece: “Humanitarian Aid” Organization’s People-Smuggling

    Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) describes itself as a “Greek nonprofit organization that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid in times of crisis….” It has reportedly abetted the illegal entry into Greece of 70,000 immigrants since 2015, providing the “nonprofit” with half a billion euros per year.

    ECRI evidently received 2,000 euros from each illegal immigrant it helped to enter Greece. In addition, its members created a business for “integrating refugees” into Greek society, granting it 5,000 euros per immigrant per year from various government programs (in education, housing and nutrition).

    With the government of Greece seemingly at a loss as to how to handle its refugee crisis and safeguard the security of its citizens, it is particularly dismaying to discover that the major NGO whose mandate is to provide humanitarian aid to immigrants is instead profiting from smuggling them.

  47. egg_

    Ruddbot, Wongbot… now comes Thugbot.

  48. I am bespoke

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2817574, posted on September 16, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Gee Stimps I thought we were friends.

  49. Tom

    Stimpson, your return is noted. Please report immediately to JC, who was fretting last night about your absence. I believe he was (rightly) worried you had done yourself in.

  50. Winx is breathtaking. Just watched her last race. She moved from last to first in about 600 metres and beat the field by three lengths.

  51. cohenite

    Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    And then starts banging on about climate change and equality

    There are a lot of doctors who support alarmism and just because they’re doctors their opinion is given respect. From caldicott to phelps these people once they speak outside their specialty are just as stupid and uninformed as any other hysteric. The idea that CO2, and not just any CO2 but only human CO2, is the dominant driver of climate on this planet is so grotesque, so asinine, so egoistic that it is no wonder it has currency amongst the chattering class who above anything else take themselves seriously and completely right and justified in all their moral endeavours.

    If phelps wins turdball’s seat and forces a general election I think it will be an appropriate test of where the Australian electorate is.

  52. Tom

    Dover, if Winx creates history and wins a fourth Cox Plate, it will be her 29th consecutive win. She is indeed God’s gift to horse racing. I’m afraid I’ll be a nervous wreck — like her trainer Chris Waller — until she crosses the line on October 27. Meanwhile, bring on her likely next assignment in the Turnbull Stakes on October 6.

  53. egg_

    The motorist filming from a car window appears to grow bored and drives off.

    There was probably a scheduled beheading down the road. Or maybe a thief was up for a behanding.

    Do they have left-hand-only glove sales?

  54. zyconoclast

    $1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

    A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday.

    Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Minnesota-based agribusiness company Cargill Corp., also agreed to train managers and hourly workers in accommodating Muslim employees’ prayer breaks at its Fort Morgan beef processing plant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

    Wichita, Kansas-based Cargill denies wrongdoing but agreed to settle to avoid further litigation, the federal agency said. The dispute dates back to the firings of the workers in late 2016 after management rescinded policies allowing Muslim employees to take short breaks for prayer.

  55. Top Ender

    Kerryn Philps making the point she wants more stability in Parliament.

    So vote me in as an independent, and I’ll make things more stable.

  56. zyconoclast

    South Koreans begin protesting as they don’t want Muslim refugees in their country

    Refugees who expected to be welcomed with open arms, were in for a rude awakening. The arrival of hundreds of Yemenis has fostered a wave of opposition giving birth to what is considered South Korea’s first organised anti-migrant movement.

    “Let’s kick out fake refugees!” shouts heard during a 30 June rally on the island which is part of the anti-immigration sentiment overtaking the country.

    There were protests in Jeju and elsewhere, including Seoul, during the summer.

    “From an early age, they learn to treat women like s3x slaves and to beat them as they like,” Yang Eun-ok, a leader of the Jeju protest, tells the New York Times. “They can take many wives and produce many children. Now, there are 500 of them. In 10 and 20 years, how many of them will there be?”

  57. zyconoclast

    Portland State University’s Student S3x Worker Outreach Project Aims To Normalize S3x Work

    As students struggle to afford the rising costs of college, one program is confronting the reality of student s3x workers by supporting them.

  58. Snoopy

    Kerryn Phelps might turn out okay. IIRC she was a voice of calm reason during the gay marriage debate.

  59. .

    What’s the chance of Winx being overworked and suffering an untimely end?

    That seems like an awful lot of winning.

  60. Tom

    Dover, I meant to add that if you want to see Winx in the flesh, Turnbull Stakes day (Saturday, October 6) is ideal: a crowd of only about 20,000 at Flemington, plenty of room to wander around and bet in the main ring without the crush of the rest of the Spring Carnival.

    The only thing that could upset the applecart would be if Winx’s owners wanted her to run the following Saturday — Everest Stakes day at Randwick. But that won’t happen as it would leave the Waller team only two weeks to transfer her to Melbourne for the Cox Plate.

    If you can get to Turnbull Stakes day, it’s highly recommended. I saw it from a corporate box above the mounting yard. I was absolutely spoiled; it was work-related.

  61. The idea that CO2, and not just any CO2 but only human CO2, is the dominant driver of climate on this planet is … so egoistic

    Correct. It is the same self importance that drives some to think that aliens (who can travel light years) would even bother trying to communicate with us.

    Our contribution of 3% of 0.04% is SFA of SFA.

    Humans are chickensh1t.

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    I believe he was (rightly) worried you had done yourself in.

    Suicide is for Atheists, Pagans, Commies, and Cowards.

  63. Turnbull Stakes day

    I don’t think he is a zombie or a vampire.
    Are we gunna stake him anyway?

  64. LOL at you lot using Woodward as a source. So you accept everything in his book as gospel truth then, do you?

    As for Greg Craig (who?), never trust a man with two first names.

  65. You’ll notice that when so-called journalists talk about the dispute within the Liberal Party they characterize it as a dispute between moderates and conservatives so as to suggest that conservative opinion on A or B issue simply is never, cannot ever be, moderate, i.e. average. Which is to say that whenever a conservative argues that men and women are different, biologically, that this is somehow now not the view of the average Australian. Or when they defend the natural family as the best environment to raise children, that this is somehow an extreme view not shared by the average Australian. The point is that the media by consistently associating views such as these with edges of Australian electorate it hopes to slowly and inevitably herd the average Australia electorate to, at the very least, entertain what is simply absurd.

  66. Confused Old Misfit

    For Stimpy:

    Fire and Ice

    BY ROBERT FROST
    Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I’ve tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

  67. .

    Dave Chapelle on Louis CK.

    NSFW. This has me in stitches.

    Puts it in perspective – simply not newsworthy.

  68. Good morning Dr. Stimpy.
    You will be pleased to know I have taken up your suggestion of interpretative dance.
    Maybe we could interpret together some time.

  69. LOL at you lot using Woodward as a source.

    As a source? Who accepted him as a source? What we pointed out was that even Woodward sensibly judged the claim of Russian collusion was hysterical nonsense caused by TDS.

  70. Baldrick

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

    Sally Neighbour ✔ @neighbour_s
    PM calls royal commission into aged care ahead of a major 2-part investigation by #4Corners @abcnews in which staff speak out to expose systemic neglect

    Just like Malcolm, SloMo calls for a royal commission into a 4 Corners programme, but he gets in first.

  71. Just like Malcolm, SloMo calls for a royal commission into a 4 Corners programme, but he gets in first.

    You could be mistaken for thinking the ABC runs the political narrative of this country.

  72. Woodward has been interviewing Republicans for months. Of course they are not going to blab, especially not to him. Man Trapped In Desert Finds No Evidence Of Dolphins, big whoop.

  73. None

    Yeah yeah Kerryn Phelps a voice of reason https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/abbott-abbott-abbott/news-story/82450212adb6f5511083411819ecf4bf
    Ha ha ha.
    Reminder: homosexuality is the ultimate form of narcissism.

  74. Peter Castieau

    Actually I forgot that there was some back slapping going on the couch this morning with theirABC claiming another Royal Commission coup

  75. Woodward has been interviewing Republicans for months. Of course they are not going to blab, especially not to him. Man Trapped In Desert Finds No Evidence Of Dolphins, big whoop.

    Yes, yes, the collusion was so extensive that every Republican was involved but none will speak!

  76. H B Bear

    PM calls royal commission into aged care ahead of a major 2-part investigation by #4Corners @abcnews in which staff speak out to expose systemic neglect

    How about getting the Minister and their department to do their job? Just like ASIC and APRA with the banks.

    The answer to crap government isn’t more government.

  77. Top Ender

    Thanks for the coffin reminder Stimpy.

    Knew a bloke who was an ex-chippy. Made his own coffin and kept it in the shed. This was in New Zealand.

    When the time came his sons put him in it and put him on the back of the ute to go around for the planned ceremony at a mate’s place.

    Coppers stoped them. No offence involved. They went on their way. Ceremony and wake went off as planned.

    There’s probably numerous laws they would have broken here.

  78. The Monster Raving Looney party is now the Democrats.

  79. None

    FMD. Talking Pictures TOTALLY IGNORED Mark Knight’s Serena Williams cartoon — one of the year’s most important cartoons that created global controversy (because it enraged the racist American left). And despite the fact that Mark Knight has been a regular guest on Talking Pictures. Until now.

    If it doesn’t fit the looney green-left narrative, it doesn’t make the Swampfilth Re-education Hour.

    that’s like the Canberra press gallery awards ignoring Sharri Markson who broke all the big political stories this year including two that brought down the Prime Minister and the deputy prime minister. What’s more hilarious is I personally think Markson is a lefty.

  80. Snoopy

    investigation by #4Corners @abcnews in which staff speak out to expose systemic neglect

    Some things never go out of fashion at the ABC ‘investigations’ unit. Pay Indonesian abattoir workers to film the cattle they’re abusing. Pay a Pakistani sheep carrier worker to film the sheep he’s deliberately neglecting. Now interview aged care workers ‘outraged’ by the neglect their personal laziness is responsible for.

  81. cohenite

    $1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

    A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday.

    and

    zyconoclast

    #2817590, posted on September 16, 2018 at 10:58 am

    South Koreans begin protesting as they don’t want Muslim refugees in their country

    Thanks for the links. Islam is implacable; it just demands more and more while populating to death everything else. Apart from killing all lefties when they take over as they did in iran I defy anyone to name anything good produced by islam. Anything.

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thanks for the coffin reminder Stimpy.

    I don’t mean run out and buy one today guys.
    Just be organized, that’s all.
    Also make sure your children don’t have to pay for your funeral, unless they are no good hippy Commies in which case go nuts.

  83. Oh come on

    Woodward has been interviewing Republicans for months. Of course they are not going to blab, especially not to him. Man Trapped In Desert Finds No Evidence Of Dolphins, big whoop.

    You really haven’t thought very deeply about this, have you?

  84. Yes, yes, the collusion was so extensive that every Republican was involved but none will speak!

    Not to Woodward. Mueller is more persuasive.

  85. egg_

    homosexuality is the ultimate form of narcissism.

    Penultimate.

  86. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe we could interpret together some time.

    Is this flirting or are we starting a breakdance crew?
    I get confused.

  87. egg_

    You really haven’t thought very deeply about this, have you?

    The blog’s chief Wrongologist is an official cardholder of the Dead Parrots Society.

  88. Oh come on

    In m0nty’s wacky world, Republicans are clamouring to sing like canaries to Bob Woodward, champing at the bit to hang Trump for his ‘chaotic and dysfunctional’ administration, yet inexplicably omertà kicks in when it comes to Russian collusion.

    You can’t have it both ways, m0nts, you low energy loser.

  89. Steve trickler

    A US historian takes a look at the Eureka Stockade.

    Rather refreshing to hear another perspective, from across the globe.



    This blokes channel is gold.

  90. None

    OldOzzie

    #2817488, posted on September 16, 2018 at 8:09 am

    That VivForbes piece was right on the money, thanks Ozzie.

  91. In m0nty’s wacky world, Republicans are clamouring to sing like canaries to Bob Woodward, champing at the bit to hang Trump for his ‘chaotic and dysfunctional’ administration, yet inexplicably omertà kicks in when it comes to Russian collusion.

    The latter opens them up to criminal charges. The former does not. Simples.

  92. JC

    Apart from killing all lefties when they take over as they did in iran I defy anyone to name anything good produced by islam. Anything.

    Not allowing sheilas to drive in Saudi.

  93. Oh come on

    So leaking goodness knows how many details that have been published in the media, Woodward’s book and various other publications doesn’t open one up to criminal charges?

    Again, you really haven’t thought very deeply about this, m0nty, you low energy loser.

  94. JC

    m0nty
    #2817630, posted on September 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

    In m0nty’s wacky world, Republicans are clamouring to sing like canaries to Bob Woodward, champing at the bit to hang Trump for his ‘chaotic and dysfunctional’ administration, yet inexplicably omertà kicks in when it comes to Russian collusion.

    The latter opens them up to criminal charges. The former does not. Simples.

    Here’s you problem, Fatboy.

    Woodward wrote about book about the CIA during the time Bill Casey was director. Woodward claims he went to Casey’s death bead. Here:

    CIA Director William Casey’s deathbed scene

    Woodward claimed in his book “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987” that Casey admitted on his deathbed that he had known about the diversion of Iran arms sale money to the Contras.

    But Casey’s daughter, Bernadette Casey Smith, claimed that Woodward “never got the deathbed confession,” according to the Houston Chronicle. In addition, Kevin Shipp, a member of Casey’s security detail, asserted in a self-published memoir that none of the agents standing guard over the Casey allowed Woodward into his hospital room at Georgetown University Hospital, and that in any case the former CIA director was not able to talk at the time Woodward cited.

    and

    The potted plant to signal “Deep Throat”

    Adrian Havill, author of “Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein,” wrote in the book that Woodward’s claim of signaling his “Deep Throat” source for meetings using a flowerpot on his balcony “does strain credulity,” since Woodward’s balcony faced an inner courtyard and isn’t visible from a nearby alleyway.

    And

    Reagan recovery scene

    In “Veil,” Woodward also describes Ronald Reagan’s recovery from the 1981 attempt on his life as quite poor. He reports on a scene in which Reagan collapses into a chair. Woodward further writes that in the days after his release from the hospital, Reagan could “concentrate for only a few minutes at a time” and in the following days would only be able to “remain attentive only an hour or so a day.”

    Reagan’s physician, Dr. Daniel Ruge, disputed this portrayal, telling the AP that “his recovery was superb … I never saw anything like that [description in the book] … it’s certainly news to me and I was there all the time.”

    Woodward is a bullshit Artist and always has been.

  95. Baldrick

    You really haven’t thought very deeply about this, have you?

    Well no, no he hasn’t.
    Desert dolphins: plan to bring animals to Arizona for show, outrages activists

  96. mc

    I defy anyone to name anything good produced by islam. Anything.

    Long lines at airport security?

  97. Geriatric Mayfly

    Apart from killing all lefties when they take over as they did in iran I defy anyone to name anything good produced by islam. Anything.

    Fish wrapped in raw newspaper down by the Bosphorus.

  98. JC

    Whoops

    Massive Ipad spell check probs.

  99. OldOzzie

    Memory of why I think Global Warming is a Load of Criminal Fraud from a past Cat Post

    john constantine
    #2319993, posted on March 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Their climate council report is being quoted on their sky weather channel.

    Apparently, they barefacedly now reveal that ‘energy supply systems’ cannot cope with climate change heatwaves, causing blackouts.

    Their climate council also reveals that big economic losses occur nowadays from heatwaves, they say that people don’t go to work if it is too hot, but maybe blackouts caused by social justice electricity has something to do with it.

    It aint the muzzies killing the country, it is these crony socialist freaks corrupting the joint for fun and profit.

    John,, I refer to my previous post on page 1 of this Forum

    OK, I arrived in Melbourne to live February 1968

    From BOM Melbourne – 30 January 1968 to 1 March 1968

    19680130 37.1
    19680131 44.2
    19680201 24.9
    19680202 21.9
    19680203 21.8
    19680204 30.4
    19680205 38.3
    19680206 23.2
    19680207 24.6
    19680208 19.8
    19680209 22.2
    19680210 24.3
    19680211 23.8
    19680212 23.7
    19680213 32.5
    19680214 26.9
    19680215 37.7
    19680216 38.8
    19680217 39.5
    19680218 38.7
    19680219 36.6
    19680220 32.6
    19680221 32.1
    19680222 24.3
    19680223 36.6
    19680224 42.0
    19680225 41.5
    19680226 22.6
    19680227 20.8
    19680228 23.2
    19680229 31.0
    19680301 35.7

    Days over 30C – 17
    Days Over 35C – 12
    Days over 40C – 3

    For the same dates 2017 from BOM

    Days over 30C – 10
    Days over 35C – 3
    Days over 40C – 0

    Can Climate Council, Idiot Climate Scientist Will Stefan, and AAP explain to me what was “ says the summer was characterised by intense heatwaves, hot days and bushfires in central and eastern Australia”

    When you compare Melbourne 30 January 1968 to 1 March 1968 to 30 January 2017 to 1 March 2017, it was a Hell of a Lot Hotter in 1968 than 2017.

    Climate Council Report is a bunch of Garbage as is Idiot Climate Scientist Will Stefan

  100. Dr Faustus

    Kerryn Phelps says that the PM must explain why Waffleworth is no longer the member for Wentworth!

    Mz Phelps is a strong Wentworth contender because Eastern Suburbs PLU:

    Local;
    Successful, high profile professional person;
    ALPHBETTY;
    Convert to liberal Judaism;
    Hot on the environment and climate change;
    Not aligned with union people with bad manners and dirty finger-nails.

    Now political positioning – an independent, but an admirer of the Prince Across the Water.

  101. Oh come on

    Hell, if the DOJ and the FBI actually did their jobs and conducted some proper investigations into the Trump WH leaks, the leakers would face the possibility of being prosecuted for the feds’ favourite Clayton’s crime (the crime you commit when they can’t pin any other crime on you) – lying to federal agents.

    So no, m0nts, not remotely simples, you dunce. Republicans are either spilling their guts anonymously and voluminously to the likes of the NYT and Bob Woodward because they can’t wait to see the back of Trump, or they aren’t because they’re terrified of prosecution. They can’t be both at the same time.

  102. None

    The lips will lose Wentworth Labor or an independent will win it on preferences.

  103. Tom

    Woodward is a bullshit artist and always has been.

    Thanks for those book extracts, JC. They perfectly explain Woodward’s actions over the past two weeks and in his latest “book”.

    His journalistic credibility is a carefully protected myth, propagated by the mainstream American news media, whose only specialty in the current era is lying and undermining the public interest.

  104. JC

    Dr Phelps said she had been contacted by hundreds of people in Wentworth who were angry and confused “at the sacking of Malcolm Turnbull”.

    “Why are we having a by-election in the first place? The current Prime Minister has given us no explanation as to why the previous local member, Malcolm Turnbull, is no longer the local member.”

    Lol. The current PM can’t because it’s a member’s right to resign without explanation, you political troll.

  105. None

    Also make sure your children don’t have to pay for your funeral, unless they are no good hippy Commies in which case go nuts.

    Why? I suggest apply for as many credit cards that you can while you are working but never use them then a few years before you cark it sell everything, party like there’s no tomorrow because there won’t be and max out the credit cards.

  106. None

    Dr Phelps said she had been contacted by hundreds of people in Wentworth who were angry and confused “at the sacking of Malcolm Turnbull”.

    I’m calling it: that’s an A Grade fib.

  107. dopey

    Now I have a bad feeling about Winx in the Turnbull. She has established her greatness, nothing potential about it.

  108. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2817600, posted on September 16, 2018 at 11:17 am
    LOL at you lot using Woodward as a source. So you accept everything in his book as gospel truth then, do you?

    So you reject the Woodward book in toto?

    Same logic as yours!

  109. Also make sure your children don’t have to pay for your funeral, …

    Polar bears, crocodiles, sharks or C4 can help you achieve this.

  110. JC

    Dr Phelps said she had been contacted by hundreds of people in Wentworth who were angry and confused “at the sacking of Malcolm Turnbull”.

    I’m calling it: that’s an A Grade fib.

    ‘Sactly. Everyone understands why he was booted, although some people would disagree. Who would possibly admit to be confused.

    Technically, he wasn’t booted.

  111. C.L.

    Dave Chappelle has become a bit of a weirdo, Dot.
    Also a convert to Islam.

  112. So Woodward is a shonk and a charlatan, except when he says something that feeds a talking point of yours, in which case he is an unassailable rock solid source. LOL.

  113. .

    He had a mental breakdown and “converted to Islam” 20 years ago.

  114. Oh come on

    Woodward is a bullshit Artist and always has been.

    Matt Drudge has had better DC sources than Woodward since the mid 90s. I’ve read a few Woodward books. They’re all the same. One or two spicy reveals of questionable veracity that drive sales; the rest a plodding recount of stuff that is either totally unsurprising or that everyone already knows about.

  115. Oh come on

    So Woodward is a shonk and a charlatan, except when he says something that feeds a talking point of yours, in which case he is an unassailable rock solid source. LOL.

    Sorry, who has said this?

    It is you engaging in cherrypicking to fit your narrative, as I have illustrated above.

  116. Republicans are either spilling their guts anonymously and voluminously to the likes of the NYT and Bob Woodward because they can’t wait to see the back of Trump, or they aren’t because they’re terrified of prosecution. They can’t be both at the same time.

    The stuff they have been blabbing about to reporters does not implicate them in a criminal conspiracy. If they were involved in Russian collusion, they will be charged… unless they turn state’s evidence, which is something they talk to Mueller about, not Woodward. This is not hard to understand, why are you so thick?

  117. JC

    Well yea, Woodward has always been considered dishonest. The reason
    I clearly recall his dishonesty is because I remember the Bill Casey story very clearly. It never happened.

    Woodward is also aware that big MSM would give him the all clear even if he accused Trump of being an alien from outa space.

    That’s why the NYT came out with the Op-ed. It was cover for this fiction.

  118. Tom

    Monty, spitting you out was one of journalism’s albeit unwitting community services. You wouldn’t know the truth or the public interest from a hole in the ground.

  119. I am bespoke

    Please!! will someone get monty a helmet.

  120. Mitch M.

    I’m nearing the dreaded 60 in a few years time, can you recommend some more detailed reading on this?

    I know I can Google, but if you already sorted the wheat from the chaff then it would help.
    Thanks

    Much of it comes down to basic nutrition. Focus on vegetables, berries, and some fruits. Oranges come up rather good. Quercetin is good stuff, this link contains values in various foods. Go to page 14. Also look at luteolin. Choose foods with those.

    The previous article I included contains little about nutrition approaches and I am surprised they included canola oil. Avoid that stuff. Extra virgin olive oil is very good but buy Aus brands because an analysis of overseas brands came up with woeful results, outright contamination of the product to boost up the weight. Producers should have been charged. Also check the use by date because the oil can deteriorate.

    Always include leafy greens and legumes. Carb intake relative to activity. With age carb reduction is preferable. Intermittent fasting is a very good idea. Takes a while to get used to. 18.6 or 14.10.

    Most breakfast cereals are crap. Raw oats, the plain old Uncle Toby’s oats, I eat them straight out of the box as a snack.

    Nuts are important. Brazil nuts for selenium but only a few a week is enough. Aus soils are low in Se.
    Zinc is important.
    Magnesium deficiency is surprisingly widespread. Peanuts are an excellent source.
    Vitamin E: walnuts are excellent because contains many types of E and the associated compounds: tocotrienols.

    Cruciferous vegetables but cook on low temps or nuke ’em. Never boil veges, too much heat and nutrient loss.

    Red meat contains heme iron, worst possible source of iron. Moderate. The carnivore diet is stupid. I’m conflicted about fish because so much fish sold today is poor quality and contaminated. Hoki seems to be a good choice. NEVER fry fish, worse than no fish. Oven bake\steam.

    Optimise your sleep. Very important because recent research highlights that our brains “clean up” during sleep. Stable sleep pattern, aim for 7-9 hours. Naps are Ok but not too long, under 1 hour otherwise can wake up groggy.

    Get rid of toxic people. Keep your friends close and shoot your enemies.

    Vitamin D, get it checked. Optimal range 75-100. Sunlight is the best but with age we can lose the ability to produce D from the sun. Hence get it checked. Supplements are problematic because D absorption varies hugely from person to person. Something I read a few weeks ago stated that variance can be x34! Sunlight has other benefits. Of course be cautious about sun exposure. I have a skin check done every 6 months but typically it is 12 months. I choose 6 months because of family history.

    Stress management. Meditation can help with that but so can listening to music you like, having a good time, exercise, and avoiding social media. 🙂

    Turmeric does have value but absorption is very poor. Absorption can be hugely enhanced by adding a pinch of pepper. I sprinkle both on my meals. Spices generally seem to be a good idea.

    Eggs have been too much demonised. Very nutrient rich.

    Coffee, even decaf, has surprising benefits.

    Cocoa rich chocolate, not that Cadbury junk.

    Avoid processed foods.

    Exercise. Not too much, don’t be intense about it. Enjoy it. Brisk walking is OK but there needs to be some huff and puff. I think strength training is a good idea.

    Keep the house clean, air it daily. Be careful with cleaning products and solvents.

    Ask your doctor for an FBE(Full blood examination). That can provide some indication about inflammatory status. Specifically ask your doctor to inform you about that. Have it done every year so you can monitor your metabolism as years go by. That can point to emergent problems.

    This is off the top of the head and be advised I’m fed up with nutrition reading. I appreciate your point about Google, tremendous amount of garbage out there. I can’t recommend reading because I don’t read the websites and books on the matter. I only became interested in this because a USA friend decided to dive into it and I became interested. We focus on the primary literature though and that is a pain in the ass to trawl through.

  121. Confused Old Misfit

    Please!! will someone get monty a helmet.

    Alfoil is on special for $0.99 at the supermart. Let him make his own.

  122. Oh come on

    The stuff they have been blabbing about to reporters does not implicate them in a criminal conspiracy.

    You’re shifting the goalposts now. The standard you set before was that the leakers and sources would be opening themselves up to criminal prosecution before, but now you’re saying criminal conspiracy. Many of the leakers absolutely have been engaging in criminal activity by leaking to the press and people like Woodward. (Pro tip: it’s why they remain anonymous.) And, as I mentioned above, they might nevertheless face criminal prosecution despite the feds not being able to prove they committed the crime(s) they’re being investigated for.

    If they were involved in Russian collusion, they will be charged

    For argument’s sake, let’s assume this is correct (as I can’t be bothered explaining to this utter fool that “Russian collusion” isn’t actually a crime). Why not leak anonymously about it, anyway? Especially if they had no part in Wussia Wussia Wussia, and they’re just leaking what they believe to be true, or are knowlingly leaking falsehoods out of malevolent intent?

  123. Des Deskperson

    Today is the 43rd anniversary – 16 September 1975 – of PNG becoming independent.

  124. calli

    Lol. Watching literal bugmen on Landline who import cricket powder from Canada because the local product isn’t certified organic.

    So much for “food miles”.

  125. Oh come on

    Today is the 43rd anniversary – 16 September 1975 – of PNG becoming independent.

    Testes has obviously fallen down a hole on one of his ‘tenements’ again. Thanks for filling in for him on the above, Des.

    But don’t worry about Testes, as his landing was almost certainly cushioned by hundreds of empty silver goon bladders. Two words for you to reflect on while you’re down there without your stupid Wilkinson citation, Testes – Western civilisation.

  126. Dr Faustus

    If they were involved in Russian collusion, they will be charged… unless they turn state’s evidence, which is something they talk to Mueller about, not Woodward.

    At this stage 0/7.

  127. calli

    “Why are we having a by-election in the first place? The current Prime Minister has given us no explanation as to why the previous local member, Malcolm Turnbull, is no longer the local member.”

    Psst….Dr Phelps. I’ll let you in on a little secret, but don’t tell anyone.

    He resigned.

  128. Snoopy

    Cricket powder?

    Just add water like for sea monkeys?

  129. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2817658, posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    So Woodward is a shonk and a charlatan, except when he says something that feeds a talking point of yours, in which case he is an unassailable rock solid source. LOL.

    m0nty
    #2817658, posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    So Woodward is an unassailable rock solid source, except when he says something that destroys a talking point of yours, in which case he is a shonk and a charlatan. LOL.

    Fixed that for you, establishment lackey.

  130. None

    FFS are we still talking Russia collusion? Why are people indulging his f****** lunacy?

  131. Myrddin Seren

    The Long March – Popular Culture Front:

    The lead writer of DOCTOR WHO, Chris Chibnall, has made it his goal to “educate” fans this coming season. Can’t wait to see how that works out.

    This is the new TV philosophy: viewers aren’t customers who deserve entertainment – they’re ignorant brutes who require enlightenment.

    Oh God, as if TheirBBC could get any more humourless and scolding ?!

    From the same Twitterer:

    The upcoming DOCTOR WHO season is adopting a similar format to the twice-cancelled TIMELESS: historical events are visited, and enlightened characters recite dry facts while lecturing the audience on moral wrongdoings.

    I am betting that the victory of Wellington at Waterloo gets spun as an anti-Brexit take. And diversity “where are the women, the PoCs and the Trans-persons in the Allied army ?!”

    And yes – the Allied army included Blucher and the Prussians, but I guess the Prussians will be cast as proto-Fascists so Boo-Hiss to Brexit.

  132. Oh come on

    “Why are we having a by-election in the first place? The current Prime Minister has given us no explanation as to why the previous local member, Malcolm Turnbull, is no longer the local member.”

    There is even an explanation as to why the previous PM is no longer the current PM. It’s because the previous PM characteristically played his hand about as badly as could be imagined when the LP leadership showdown finally kicked off as a consequence of the abysmal leadership of the previous PM.

    The only people lamenting MT’s demise never vote for his party anyway. Phelps is just another example of this.

  133. Boambee John

    Oh come on
    #2817670, posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    The stuff they have been blabbing about to reporters does not implicate them in a criminal conspiracy.

    You’re shifting the goalposts now.

    m0nty has never shifted the goalposts. His goal is, always was, always will be, a president from either the fascist left or the communist left. Everything he writes is directed to that goal. Neither honesty nor consistency will interfere with his campaign.

    Same for local politics. Fascist or communist left in power is his only goal

  134. Oh come on

    This sounds interesting:

    BREAKING: James O’Keefe Teases Next Week’s Hit — DEEP STATE SHOULD BE WORRIED!

    Charlie Kirk’s tweet:

    Oh my goodness….. just got exclusive preview of @JamesOKeefeIII latest video

    This will change the midterms and the entire conversation about the deep state

    He has multiple deep state high ranking government officials explaining how they undercut @realDonaldTrump from within

    I expect it’s true that O’Keefe “has multiple deep state high ranking government officials explaining how they undercut @realDonaldTrump from within”, not sure it “will change the midterms and the entire conversation about the deep state”, though. The MSM will simply ignore it and move on like they did with all of the other scandals O’Keefe has unearthed.

  135. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cricket powder?

    Powdered crickets, obviously an aphrodisiac. If not, some obscure ingredient in Asian cuisine.

  136. Boambee John

    the Allied army included Blucher and the Prussians,

    Wellington’s reported prayer late in the day: “Give me Blucher, or give me darkness”.

  137. JC

    BREAKING: James O’Keefe Teases Next Week’s Hit — DEEP STATE SHOULD BE WORRIED!

    He’s the best investigative journalist going at the moment.

  138. Myrddin Seren

    Google – Corporate Motto: “Do the Right Thing”

    Google in Action:

    GOOGLE BUILT A prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal.

    The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive by China’s ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest.

    Previously undisclosed details about the plan, obtained by The Intercept on Friday, show that Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize” in Mandarin.

    It is probably Wrongthink to point out that Orwell’s ‘1984’ was a criticism of totalitarianism and the surveillance state – not a ‘How To…’ manual.

  139. Elle

    None, are you the infamous ‘Correllio’? There was mention of it here. If so, you know me. We go back a long way, you hot headed, intelligent, sassy gal! Mreow! 😚

    Beg your pardon, if I am wrong. ☹

  140. cuckoo

    You’ll notice that when so-called journalists talk about the dispute within the Liberal Party they characterize it as a dispute between moderates and conservatives so as to suggest that conservative opinion on A or B issue simply is never, cannot ever be, moderate, i.e. average.

    Absolutely. A real success of the media has been to reframe the Liberal party as if it had always been the party of people like Turnbull, and it only got briefly ‘dragged’ to the ultra-uber-neonazi-far right by Abbott. Turnbull was just taking it back to where it had always been. According to them, if Menzies were alive today, he’d be marching in gay pride parades, chaining himself to bulldozers and coal trains and imposing gender quotas on the party.

  141. Oh come on

    I have to say that the deep state isn’t as sinister as it’s made out to be in some quarters of the conservative blogosphere. If it were, then anyone belling the cat over its existence, naming names and putting names to faces – well, that person would mysteriously commit suicide by shooting themselves in the head. Twice. (Of course, the Clinton crime family is a separate matter.)

    The US deep state seems to consist mainly of a group of Sir Humphrey Applebys.

  142. Rae

    Barrie queries Bill about dual citizenship

    Lotsa squirming going on

    No squirming actually. Part of Shortens response was to say that he’d learned his lesson.

  143. calli

    Crickets are powdered to make protein powder for smoothies and snack bars.

    Yum.

  144. JC

    Part of Shortens response was to say that he’d learned his lesson.

    Better.

    Part of Shortens response was to say that he’d learned his lesson not to get caught next time around.

  145. Myrddin Seren

    Must be something in the bottled organic fair trade water Californian progressives drink ?

    California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday night at the end of a climate summit that the Golden State will launch a satellite into space at some point to monitor the scope of man-made global warming.

    California will kickstart the mission with of San Francisco-based Earth-imaging firm Planet Labs, a company founded in 2010. The California Air Resources Board is in the process of developing the technology required to arm the satellite.

    I hope that later sentence is just poor grammar from the writer. Although California’s multi-millionaire prog elites are increasingly resembling Bond supervillians.

    Regulators hope the satellite can pinpoint the sources of climate pollutants, ultimately allowing them to more fine-tune regulations needed to mitigation global warming.

    Data would be made available to the public through a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, an environmental group that finances activist campaigns.

    So it is a shakedown. Make atonement and ‘partner’ with EDF ( $$ ) or expect rage mobs to be unleashed to shut whatever productive activity will survive in California.

    Probably will take a while and a lot more $$ while they try and figure out how to build an electric launch vehicle.

  146. amortiser

    Today is the 43rd anniversary – 16 September 1975 – of PNG becoming independent.

    So PNG is a young nation. Even younger than Australia. Are we allowed to describe it as such?
    Timor Leste is younger still. That’s all ok for the left but to describe Australia as young is racist. Go figure!!

  147. cohenite

    Mitch M.

    #2817668, posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Good dietary tips especially:

    Cocoa rich chocolate, not that Cadbury junk.

    You should always mention Lindt. Lindt has a variety of % dark chocolate but every now and then, say once in a 24 hour period, have some of the other flavours, even white, for the placebo/Protestant ethic effect; that’s where you get the initial chocolate well being feeling and then after you have too many you feel guilty and hit the gym later and train extra hard.

  148. Rae

    Part of Shortens response was to say that he’d learned his lesson.

    Better.

    Yeah? No. Not even eating a Snickers would make it so. But keep trying. Who knows, someday you might be clever enough to be picked for the unwinnable 2nd spot on an AC Senate ticket.

  149. cohenite

    Part of Shortens response was to say that he’d learned his lesson.

    Tits won’t learn his lesson until he has to face the r..e allegation against him.

  150. JC

    Gools

    No, you have the wrong person vying for the senate seat. It’s not me.

    By the way, how’s it all going with the illness and I mean this sincerely.
    Don’t take the question to suggest anything though , as you are a very strange imbecile.

  151. OldOzzie

    Australian students win F1 in Schools World Championship

    There is hope yet with these Young Petrol Heads

    Students from Brighton Secondary School in Adelaide have taken out the 2018 F1 in Schools World Championship in Singapore.

    James Gurney, Luke Battjes, James Lloyd, JJ Elliss, Tom Lightfoot, and Luka Moase combined to beat finalists from 49 others schools representing 22 countries to win the competition.

    In doing so they also claimed the award for Best Engineered Car Award, and set the only sub-one second run through the competitions to win the Fastest Car Award.

    The performance has seen the six students awarded scholarships for City, University London and UCL Engineering, and will also be guests in the Formula 1 paddock at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, where they will be presented with the F1 in Schools trophy on the Marina Bay podium.

    “We’re feeling on top of the world,” said Gurney, who worked as team manager throughout the competition.

    “We knew there were so many competitive teams around but we knew how much work we had done and were just hoping that we had done enough.

    “For some of us it’s been three or four years working on this, but we’ve had late nights and an amazing journey.

    “Well done to all the other teams too, they’ve been very special and we’re going to have lifelong friends and memories.”

    Competitors are charged with designing and building a car, though its performance is only one measure of a team’s overall success.

    Overseen by Williams team manager Dave Redding, teams are also assessed on verbal presentations, portfolio, pit display, and engineering judging sessions.

    Brighton Secondary School’s success is the sixth time an Australian school has won the F1 in Schools competition, with 17 other top five placings since 2007.

    Three other Australian schools finished inside the top 20, with Trinity Grammar in Kew eighth, a collaboration between Methodist Ladies College Melbourne and Hailbury in 12th, and Tumut High School 20th.

  152. Tom

    I blame Monty. His wrongology is so dumb that low-IQ public service parasites like Googleory think trolling is easy. Thanks for the laughs, Googleory. Mother would be embarrassed.

  153. mh

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  154. Oh come on

    LOL here comes today’s epic rant:

    OMAROSA!! SHUT CHO MUTHAFUKN MOUTH!!

    Definitely NSFW unless you’re wearing headphones.

    I’ve seen several Henry Davis clips. He doesn’t strike me as the most mentally stable individual, but he rants like a champ.

  155. You’re shifting the goalposts now. The standard you set before was that the leakers and sources would be opening themselves up to criminal prosecution before, but now you’re saying criminal conspiracy. Many of the leakers absolutely have been engaging in criminal activity by leaking to the press and people like Woodward. (Pro tip: it’s why they remain anonymous.) And, as I mentioned above, they might nevertheless face criminal prosecution despite the feds not being able to prove they committed the crime(s) they’re being investigated for.

    I did not shift the goalposts. You just assumed I meant prosecution for leaking, when I meant prosecution for conspiracy. Are we on the same page now? The leakers are not worried about being prosecuted for leaking. It is not even clear whether they could be prosecuted, when it is not classified information being leaked. The NDAs are worth nothing, and Trump is not going to be in a position to sue anyone by the time this is over.

    For argument’s sake, let’s assume this is correct (as I can’t be bothered explaining to this utter fool that “Russian collusion” isn’t actually a crime). Why not leak anonymously about it, anyway? Especially if they had no part in Wussia Wussia Wussia, and they’re just leaking what they believe to be true, or are knowlingly leaking falsehoods out of malevolent intent?

    Think about it, OCO. Why would you admit to being an accessory to major federal crimes to a reporter, particularly Bob Woodward? It’s not as if Trump is going to get away with it, the feds are up him like a rat up a drainpipe. Those involved would only blab if cornered into it by the cops. They can blow off steam about how they are the valiant heroes saving the republic from an idiot leader, that feeds their ego, but there is no benefit from leaking to Woodward that they are staring at a long stretch in an ass-pounding federal penitentiary.

  156. Oh come on

    You just assumed I meant prosecution for leaking, when I meant prosecution for conspiracy

    I assumed nothing. I responded to what you wrote. Then you wrote something different and pretended it was the same thing as what you wrote before. Now you are arguing that it’s my fault because I should have been reading your mind all along. Fail, m0nts.

    As for the rest of your comment – it isn’t worth bothering with. My position is clear and unchanged. There is no point repeating it. But do keep spinning like a top. It’s what you always do when your bullshit has been pointed out to you, so no surprises there.

  157. 2dogs

    That’s all ok for the left but to describe Australia as young is racist. Go figure!!

    If the extreme Left feels the words of our current national anthem are racist, I would be quite happy with reversing Hawke’s proclamation and returning to God Save The Queen.

    Bob Hawke is a racist. Who knew?

  158. Makka

    Lots of chatter about declassification now. If the FISA application docs are declassified, SPYGATE will nuke the left’s hopes for the mid terms and 2020.

    Corruption in the Dems, HRC and the dossier fabrication, DoJ , CIA and FBI corruption, the Mueller investigation cover, MSM lies…. all the very worst case scenarios come true for the left. With precision perfect timing.

    mUnty is sounding desperate. In a lather. Good reason to be.

  159. Steve trickler

    Check out the chick with the green hair at 1:20!



  160. Dave in Marybrook

    I think we just had an earth tremor here.

  161. .

    Any predictions of weather and geological events given the coming Epic TheStorm(TM)!?

    I mean, rather significant solar storm.

  162. My position is clear and unchanged.

    Yep, and you will continue to protest Trump’s innocence all the way past him getting run out of office in Nixonian disgrace. Fun times!

  163. Boambee John

    Oh come on
    #2817713, posted on September 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    You just assumed I meant prosecution for leaking, when I meant prosecution for conspiracy

    I assumed nothing. I responded to what you wrote.

    To repeat my earlier comment, the lackey of the fascist Deep State has not moved the goalposts, rule by the communist left or tge fascist left is the constant, unchanging, goal. The arguments used to achieve that goal vary as each is shown to be empty.

  164. cohenite

    A good analysis of the Tucker vs creepy porn star lawyer stoush:

  165. Oh come on

    Makka, it seems to me that there is clearly a strategy in place between Trump and Sessions that is playing out. This seems like the most obvious answer to the questions being raised again and again, like why doesn’t the prez just declassify the relevant information pertaining to the FBI’s Wussia investigation? Why does Trump keep dinging Sessions but not firing him? Why does Sessions take the punishment without resigning?

    Something’s brewing, that’s why.

  166. cohenite

    The troll is very amusing in his defence of mueller and the associated proceedings but perhaps he can grace us with what wussian collusion means in the context of the Mueller’s spit and piss crusade.

  167. .

    Turns out the storm already passed. I thought it was coming this week. Bruce?

  168. Oh come on

    you will continue to protest Trump’s innocence all the way past him getting run out of office in Nixonian disgrace.

    I see your position is unchanged, too. I expect to see you claiming vindication at the end of Trump’s second term.

  169. lotocoti

    all the way past him getting run out of office in Nixonian disgrace

    Well that’s it then.
    The 22nd Amendment will be repealed and he’ll be declared Maximum Leader For Life by unanimous vote.

  170. cohenite

    Something’s brewing, that’s why.

    You have to hope that is the case. The corruption underpinning the mueller junket is so blatant, so obvious that there must be a wider purpose in not just wading in now (or 6 months ago) and firing and prosecuting all of the bastards.

  171. Boambee John

    Before m0nty screams tgat fascists are not of the left, let me set out the spectrum (to the extent that a binary left-right spectrum has any real value).

    Starting from the extreme left, we have the anarchists, then the communist left, then the fascist left, then the centre (an area but minimally occupied), then conservatives, then libertarians.

    The main purpose to which the left puts the centre is camouflage. When a lefty describes themself as “centre left”, it really means a fondness for fascist policies (control of individual behaviour, statism, corporate capitalism, cronyism), but wishes to avoid the title of “fascist”.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  172. .

    Wow.

    Looks like William Connolley got to it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_weather#Terrestrial_weather

    However, a linkage between space weather and the climate has not been demonstrated conclusively.

    Sure, now explain how lightning and clouds form without that link. The earth and sun are in a magnetic equilibrium as well as a gravitational one.

  173. Makka

    like why doesn’t the prez just declassify the relevant information pertaining to the FBI’s Wussia investigation? Why does Trump keep dinging Sessions but not firing him? Why does Sessions take the punishment without resigning?

    Sessions has come if for a lot of flack and I’ve been on the fence about him all along while keeping some kind of faith. I hope it’s not misplaced. I can’t imagine he is deep state , he only just squeaked in at his confirmation. The way is open for Trump to legally declass documents if laws have been broken or concealing criminal behaviour. And misleading the FISC is absolutely illegal. It may well be that even though Sessions is recused from the Russia investigation it does not stop him investigating FISC court abuse. If that is the case, Sessions will have had plenty of time to prepare such a case.

    Lots of ifs and maybes. Hopefully all the holes in the swiss cheese are about to line up.

  174. Peter Castieau

    If you are in WA Dave there was an earth tremor just before the top of the hour

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=usgs+earthquake&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-au&client=safari

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Starting from the extreme left, we have the anarchists, then the communist left, then the fascist left, then the centre (an area but minimally occupied), then conservatives, then libertarians.

    anarchists are the extreme right. we use a freedom axis.

  176. Steve trickler

    Good stuff from the Danes.



  177. Oh come on

    Anything that is classified by an agency controlled by the executive branch of government can be declassified by the head of the executive branch of government.

  178. P

    “A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has hit the West Australian town of Manjimup, about 300 kilometres south-west of Perth, with tremors felt as far away as Perth and Albany.
    The earthquake happened about 1:00pm (WST).
    There were no reports of damage. ”
    link

  179. Snoopy

    So Freo hasn’t disappeared under the sea? Bugger.

  180. Makka

    Anything that is classified by an agency controlled by the executive branch of government can be declassified by the head of the executive branch of government.

    Obama’s EO 13526

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title3-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title3-vol1-eo13526.pdf

    Lots of T’s and C’s but 1.7 is clear.

  181. Rae

    Gools

    As I said yesterday: Who is “Gools”?

  182. Makka

    The timing is the issue, OCO. It’s always been about the timing.

  183. JC

    Sessions has come if for a lot of flack and I’ve been on the fence about him all along while keeping some kind of faith.

    Something doesn’t gel with Trump’s anti Sessions attacks. At the back of my mind, I keep thinking there’s a game being played with Sessions being made to appear to be bad cop.

    Trump has played these calculated games before too, such as the first time he tweeted Trump Tower had been bugged. He made the deep state gang deny it and then they hysterically began to back peddle as the evidence came out.

    It went from

    1.Trump is crazy to suggest this. He’s a bozo.
    2. “it was all about wussia why we had to bug Trump Tower,
    3. Trump is a Wussian client and the dossier proves it”
    4. Trump’s kid met with a Wussian lawyer.
    This is one of the most hysterical face plants in modern political history.

    At the back of my mind, I also continue to think Mueller is not necessarily Trump’s enemy. Mueller has been lauded throughout this investigation by the D’rats. What happens if he begins indicting a host of D’rat operatives and finds no Wussian collushion in the Trump campaign, while perhaps (ruler) slapping Trump over the Comey firing as not necessarily being obstructive, but that in future the president has to be careful not to give the impression of obstruction?

    I don’t think this line can be ruled out. It may not be the current prevailing wisdom though and I wouldn’t bank on it. However, at high odds it could be a decent bet.

    Mueller also tapped a large gaggle of D’rats. That was so obvious, but why?
    What if one of the reasons was to take these fuckers out of play for when D’rats were looking for legal representation? One dude has suggested this.

    Sure , this is all empty speculation and theorizing and thinking out loud.

  184. Boambee John

    Zippy at 1537

    Anarchists have a fondness for dressing up in black and beating up random people in the streets. They are lefties.

  185. JC

    Here’s the thing. One thing we’ve learned about Trump is that what may appear to be bluster and hotair has a knack of turning out to be something different. Everything the fucker does appears to be calculated, as we’ve seen time and time again, much to his enemies despair.

  186. Makka

    I don’t think that’s light at the end of the tunnel, mUnty. I think it’s a light;

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said this week that Democrats and the media are likely to be “frightened” by the information contained in Trump-Russia documents that Republicans are asking President Trump to declassify.

    Speaking at an event hosted by the Center for Security Policy on Thursday, Nunes said that Trump is close to declassifying portions of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/15/nunes-declassify-fisa-trump/

  187. Farmer Gez

    There’s bad news for crops coming in the next few days for crops in Northern Vic as the temps stayed at below frost point for over 10 hours last night.
    Combined with dry soils this will cause stem freeze in cereals that partially or totally destroys the plants ability to feed the emerging head.
    The hay salvage job will start a lot sooner than we all thought.

  188. Oh come on

    The timing is the issue, OCO. It’s always been about the timing.

    Like I said – a strategy seems likely to be in play.

  189. None

    Makka

    #2817746, posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A couple of laugh out loud moments in that one. Very clever. LoL.

  190. None

    Farmer Gez

    #2817749, posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    It just seems so cruel.

  191. Bela Bartok

    Two questions for the assembly:
    1) masonry nail in tyre- went to (reputable tyre shop) and got new tyre at $400.
    Next day, different tyre has masonry nail in it. No debris near garage etc.
    Am I paranoid, or could (reputable brand) try to drum up business?
    2) why does anyone engage with the trolls on this site, and indeed why do they want to appear? Is it relevance syndrome?
    Asking for a friend.
    BB

  192. Myrddin Seren

    There’s bad news for crops coming in the next few days for crops in Northern Vic as the temps stayed at below frost point for over 10 hours last night.

    More coldening crop destruction for our Canadian friends:

    ‘Disbelief’ as snow hits and northern Alberta farmers scramble to save crops worth millions

  193. Farmer Gez

    It just seems so cruel.

    Don’t worry, Premier Dan has promised us half priced solar panels, that ought to do the trick and stop the weather damage.

  194. Myrddin Seren

    New Mexico solar observatory denies aliens involved in “security” closure

    Well duh – They would say that, wouldn’t they !

    ( Cue X-Files music )

  195. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    1) masonry nail in tyre- went to (reputable tyre shop) and got new tyre at $400.

    er… I just get them repaired for under $40

  196. Farmer Gez

    He’s often asked if farmers have insurance to cover events like this and he always responds that they do, but their job is to feed people and insurance doesn’t cover that.

    “The insurance doesn’t feed the world and although it does protect the farmers, we really, truly do love to harvest a beautiful crop,” he said.

    That’s the Canadian multi peril insurance scheme supported by government and has been around for decades.
    Our governments have said no to the scheme. More wind power and panels for them.

  197. Bela;
    What the hell are you driving? An Alfa Romeo?

  198. JC

    Farmer Gez
    #2817749, posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    There’s bad news for crops coming in the next few days for crops in Northern Vic as the temps stayed at below frost point for over 10 hours last night.
    Combined with dry soils this will cause stem freeze in cereals that partially or totally destroys the plants ability to feed the emerging head.
    The hay salvage job will start a lot sooner than we all thought.

    Gez,

    The risk/reward is really really bad. Unless you have a button, which allows you an out in 1.36 seconds flat, never take the risk. 🙂

  199. slackster

    Lots of chatter about declassification now. If the FISA application docs are declassified, SPYGATE will nuke the left’s hopes for the mid terms and 2020.

    Interesting Executive Order from 2009 EO 13526- have a read especially take note of section 1.7:

    Sec. 1.7.
    Classification Prohibitions and Limitations.
    (a) In no case shall in formation be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to
    be declassified in order to:
    (1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
    (2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;
    (3) restrain competition; or
    (4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title3-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title3-vol1-eo13526.pdf

    Wouldn’t it be karma of epic proportions if President Trump uses Obama’s own executive order to declassify the FISA docs…

  200. H B Bear

    That’s the Canadian multi peril insurance scheme supported by government and has been around for decades.

    So just another form of subsidy for North American farmers then? If insurance isn’t being provided wholly by the private sector you can assume it it uneconomic and the true cost of protection is being borne by someone else, probably the mug taxpayer.

  201. Bela Bartok

    Winston Smith
    #2817761, posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    Bela;
    What the hell are you driving? An Alfa Romeo?

    It’s a BMW 4. No choice but run-flats.

  202. Farmer Gez

    I have multi peril insurance JC.
    It’s very small scale in Australia due to the risk factors and the insurance industry are really just dipping their toes in the water to see if it’s viable.
    Our cover is for costs but that is a heap load better than trying to scavenge returns by cutting thin crops for hay and exposing your soils to erosion damage.

  203. Delta A

    The hay salvage job will start a lot sooner than we all thought.

    With the failed crops being cut now, will that alleviate the hay shortages in any way? Also, will it mean an increase in the amount of feed grain?

    Will there be enough to last until autumn/winter rains next year?

  204. .

    The Q Anon/Speedogate stuff is about as credible as Diane Feinstein.

  205. Farmer Gez

    So just another form of subsidy for North American farmers then? If insurance isn’t being provided wholly by the private sector you can assume it it uneconomic and the true cost of protection is being borne by someone else, probably the mug taxpayer.

    Not really HB.
    The initial pool funds were guaranteed by Provincial governments but once the scheme got going and funds built up, then it became self sustaining.
    It’s better to have farmers insuring than have pollies playing Santa for photo ops during weather disasters in my opinion.
    We’re not very smart in Australia.

  206. JC

    Gez

    Can you explain this to me. What percentage of farmers live without any access to say underground water, dams or channels etc. In other words they live off the favors shown by the weather.

  207. .

    How far to the left have Commiefornia and the D’rats shifdted?

    https://www.vox.com/2018/9/14/17861350/dianne-feinstein-supreme-court-brett-kavanaugh-letter-sexual-assault-high-school

    Dianne Feinstein silenced Kavanaugh’s accuser to protect the status quo
    DiFi and other Democrats are stuck in an era that makes a false distinction between private conduct and public life.

    1. No belief in privacy.
    2. She’s being attacked from the left.
    3. They’re “sticking up” for a non-entity, whose privacy they say ought to be violated.

  208. Farmer Gez

    With the failed crops being cut now, will that alleviate the hay shortages in any way? Also, will it mean an increase in the amount of feed grain?

    Will there be enough to last until autumn/winter rains next year?

    Sort of but not really.
    There is little density in Northern crops, so the hay yield will be low but there will be hay around as opposed to none at the moment.
    Feed grade grain usually results from weather downgrades at harvest. The crops are too young at the moment and the grain has barely formed at all.

  209. mh

    Left gone wild:

    Michael Moore’s Latest Conspiracy Theory: Maybe ‘Trump Wrote’ the Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

    Filmmaker Michael Moore is now floating the conspiracy theory that President Trump himself is the author of the recent anonymous New York Times op-ed detailing how a senior staffer was subverting Trump’s agenda.
    “If you want me to make a wild guess, Trump wrote it or one of his minions wrote it,” Michael Moore said at an event for the premiere of his new movie Fahrenheit 11/9….

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/09/15/michael-moores-latest-conspiracy-theory-maybe-trump-wrote-the-anonymous-nyt-op-ed/

  210. Delta A

    What percentage of farmers live without any access to say underground water, dams or channels etc

    In addition to Gez’s reply, I can say that during our extensive (and prolonged) travels around Australia, I would estimate approx 70% of farms do not have that access. Many have a farm damn or two, but they are for stock or house gardens.

    Most farmers are at the mercy of Gaia. The clever ones know how to maximise the good years to see them through the bad.

  211. Farmer Gez

    Australia is just to dry for widespread rain fed irrigation systems on farm JC.
    Tassie is the place for that.
    Most underground water in Australia is way too salty for irrigation.

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Am I paranoid, or could (reputable brand) try to drum up business?

    People always say to me “Stimp, you’re crazy, you’re paranoid, you’re psychotic, etc etc. ”

    Just ignore these people.
    What do they know.
    You are definitely crazy for paying $400 to buy a new tire though.
    That is insane.
    Stop driving Nazi cars man!

  213. egg_

    Climate NAZI at work worried that all the (land based) ice will melt.

    If so, we’d get our “inland sea” (again?).

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2013/09/rising-seas-ice-melt-new-shoreline-maps/

    The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

    So much for Robyn 100m Williams.

  214. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Q Anon/Speedogate stuff is about as credible as Diane Feinstein.

    The real question Dot, is this:

    Is Qanon more believable than Libertarianism?

  215. JC

    In addition to Gez’s reply, I can say that during our extensive (and prolonged) travels around Australia, I would estimate approx 70% of farms do not have that access. Many have a farm damn or two, but they are for stock or house gardens.

    Most farmers are at the mercy of Gaia. The clever ones know how to maximise the good years to see them through the bad.
    Farmer Gez
    #2817782, posted on September 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Australia is just to dry for widespread rain fed irrigation systems on farm JC.
    Tassie is the place for that.
    Most underground water in Australia is way too salty for irrigation.

    Fuuuuucccckkk!

  216. Gab

    NYT is blaming “climate change” for the typhoon that hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.

    Yawn.

  217. Delta A

    There is little density in Northern crops

    We have spent the last (almost) month on Yorke Peninsula, SA*. Rainfall has been below average, but the wheat, barley and canola crops are dense and lush, with good seed heads forming and canola not far off harvesting.

    There has been very little rain while we’ve been here, but some wild winds (usually accompanied by a sprinkle or two.) Also, not many frosts. My question: are the crops still at risk? If so, what is the greatest threat?

    *Three interstate TV channels and only the local paper available. Hence my renewed subscription to The $Oz.

  218. Farmer Gez

    Fuuuuucccckkk!

    Spot on JC.
    Australia is a shit a shit place to farm. Three or four mid-west US states would out produce the whole of Australia.

  219. Farmer Gez

    I double shitted there but you get the point.

  220. Anne

    ICYMI

    https://twitter.com/realTRUMPERLAND/status/1037149645548347397

    😂😂😂

    I think the actual arrests won’t be this much fun to watch but…

    Arrests are coming!

  221. Makka

    Most underground water in Australia is way too salty for irrigation.

    Every UG and a lot of OC miners in Australia know this. The water is so dense and hard, spillage of it in meaningful quantities over native landscapes becomes an environmental hazard/incident to be reported to the Govt authorities.

  222. Farmer Gez

    The Yorke peninsular is very reliable Delta.
    Sea all around and plenty of showers coming off the water. Frost is a rare event for them.

  223. P

    Now just finished watching this vid that gets funnier the older it gets.

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