Monday Forum: October 8, 2018

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  1. Geriatric Mayfly

    It Says Leave a Comment

  2. Geriatric Mayfly

    I was first Indolent.

  3. Indolent

    Outsiders is moving to 11:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (as well as the 9:00 a.m. Sunday show).

  4. Indolent

    Sorry, Monday to Thursday.

    Who’s going to watch at that time? I’ll be recording.

  5. Indolent

    It Says Leave a Comment

    You want a comment –
    Drop the Paris Agreement!

  6. Rafe Champion

    When is the next Newspoll?

  7. Carpe Jugulum

    Afternoon troops

  8. Shy Ted

    How to be a Prime Minister. 1 Key Phrases:-
    The UN report is bollo cks.
    The science is bollo cks.
    If it’s on Four Corners it’s bollo cks.
    Q&A? Load of bollo cks.
    If Bill Shorten said it it’s bollo cks.
    Multiculturism is our strength? Bollo cks.
    Feminism? Bollo cks without the bollo cks.
    Greens policies? Bollo cks with a capital B.
    Renewables are cheaper? All together now, absolute bollo cks.
    Hope you’re reading this Scott. You can practice on your advisors.

  9. .

    REAL TALK

    “Do You Love White People & Trump?” Blacks in the Ghetto Talk to Jesse Lee Peterson (Full Episode)

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    No roasting rats on your carBQs, banlieuites.

    Rats have feelings too, says Paris metro ad campaign (via BCF)

    The world’s first public relations campaign to persuade people that rats have feelings too, and they should learn to love them, has been launched in Paris, where city authorities are waging war to exterminate the four-million strong rodent population.

    “Stop the massacre of rats,” is the slogan on posters on the walls of dozens of metro stations, which show pictures of cute rats and declare that rodents “are sensitive individuals” which can “feel emotions.”

    The campaign was launched by Paris Animaux Zoopolis, an animal rights group that aims to defend all animals regardless of whether humans like them or not.

    So if they like rats what do they think of cats? Cats have feelings too.

  11. Dr Fred Lenin

    Rafe , it will be interesting to see if scomo picks up a higher number compared with the toxic Shorten and the deceitful Guardian alpbc lover turnbull . Surely anyone with a modicum of morality woukd score higher than those two maggots . Dump Paris and stop subsidies to carpetbaggers and you will shoo it in everyone knows the gangrene alp is toxic ,do those two things and you are in . You only have to beat the three socialist gangs. The union mafia thegangrenes and the turnbull left of your own party , easy beats.

  12. stackja

    SCOTUS numbers on old Fred.

  13. Atoms for Peace

    It’s great to read some of the blogs that carry the whining emanations from the loons of the left.
    The only thing I worry about is that they will use their posting history as an entry into NDIS.

  14. hzhousewife

    Sorry, Monday to Thursday.

    Who’s going to watch at that time? I’ll be recording.

    Horrible move.

    However, we are always a week behind, watching on record so we can be together and discussing at the same time, takes 2 hours to get through a one hour show – great fun for us both.
    Last Monday night (1 Oct) with John Stone was excellent watching, cheers all round.

    Time of airing however should stay constant enough for followers to build a HABIT – 11pm is a shocking time spot for every country person, maybe a repeat at noon or 1pm the next day would reach more viewers, should the channel actually want viewers?

  15. Dr Fred Lenin

    Good one Dot those blacks are entitled welfareist nonenities , Black love matter wont be leading them back to Africa to escape the racism they wouldn’t go ,there’s no welfare there strangely they don’t like the decromats either but vote for a half white one,

  16. OldOzzie

    For Cat Older Movie Lovers

    The Best Circus Movie ever made based on Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in the USA before PC screwed Circuses

    The Greatest Show on Earth 1952

    James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Dorothy Lamour, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame

  17. Fred Lenin;
    The best advice my mother gave me was to separate the coloured from the whites.
    She may have been talking about the washing, but I’m not sure.

  18. Elle

    Carpe.
    Q&A tonight.
    What’s right and wrong with our schools? What makes a great teacher? Are we over-testing our kids? Tony Jones is joined by Eddie Woo, Pasi Sahlberg, Cindy Berwick, Gabbie Stroud and Jennifer Buckingham for a teaching special.

    I will likely be asleep by 9:30pm. Early start tomorrow. I predict limited interruptions. Please put me down for 21, Carpe. Many thanks. I want those chaps!

    Day off. Catching up on Bold and the Beautiful. They’re all still rooting each other. Incestuous viewing. So much botox too. And the lashes! Watching them cry with lash extensions and still looking puurfect? Nup, can’t happen. I have them and tears are lash extensions worst enemy.

    Now, continue with your intelligent verbal intercourse.

    Back to Bold and the Beautiful.

  19. Shy Ted

    Jessie #2834335, posted on October 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm Shy Ted, thanks for the research tips.
    Clementine Ford is referred to in CF posts, never heard of her, looked up her story. The 2016/2017 Adelaide University Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender was an interesting read on Clementine, and also the Centre’s view on Trump and US politics. The pdf is up on their website. Says it all really. + Gillard is active aat the uni and internationally.

    Good post, Jessie. Went to the Fay Gale site and counted the academics – 59 women, 4 men. So the gender balance is 93.2% female. And if you look at the pics of the “men” it’s 100% female. Eat your heart out Palo Alto.
    P.S. If you look at the pics of the women it’s like an internet dating site in Adelaide. The only thing missing is “Do you have pets?” question. “I have some cats”.

  20. Elle, I’ve heard of hair extensions, but eyelash extensions?
    You’re not talking about the glue on ones that were de rigueur in the sixties are you?
    How on earth does one extend an individual eyelash?

    Asking for a perplexed friend.

    ps: You mentioned you were Jewish, and I wondered if you were able to do your National Service in Israel? Were you one of the weapon toting IDF hotties?
    Piccies?

    So many questions!

  21. mizaris

    I’m a bit late today, but still top 40.

  22. OldOzzie

    stackja
    #2834397, posted on October 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    CB De Mille

    Agreed – Producer and Director Cecil B De.Mille made a Great Movie here in The Greatest Show on Earth

  23. Top Ender

    Rats have feelings too, says Paris metro ad campaign

    What about cockroaches?

    Won’t someone think of the roaches?

  24. stackja

    OO – De Mille started with silent movies. Probably created Hollywood.

  25. stackja

    Telegraph story ‘war on women’.

  26. Shy Ted

    Oops forgot to add a couple of links to the better-looking women at the Adelaide University Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender. She’s hot.

    Definite marriage material. Sorry if I’ve ruined your day.

  27. I hit the moderation wall…
    Elle, I’ve heard of hair extensions, but eyelash extensions?
    You’re not talking about the glue on ones that were de rigueur in the sixties are you?
    How on earth does one extend an individual eyelash?

    Asking for a perplexed friend.

    ps: You mentioned you were Chewish, and I wondered if you were able to do your National Service in Israel? Were you one of the weapon toting IDF hotties?
    Piccies?

    So many questions!

  28. OldOzzie

    Here’s a quick recap of the flimsiness of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations by an online friend, Max Madison:

    She refused to hand over the results of her polygraph

    She refused to hand over her 2012 therapist’s notes

    She said she was afraid to fly, but has flown dozens of times.

    Since she did in fact fly, she offered no other reason for the delay

    She said she wanted anonymity but contacted [the Washington Post] multiple times

    Said she got advice from “beach friends” but didn’t mention that the primary one was a former FBI lawyer, Monica McLean, who worked for Preet Bharara, a man Trump fired. She also failed to mention, when talking of her Beach friends at the hearing, that Monica was sitting right behind her.

    She had a perfect memory of 1982 but couldn’t remember basic things from the previous 10 weeks

    She’d been drinking.

    She changed the year of the alleged attack

    She named 4 people, but had no backers

    She couldn’t remember how she got home even though her story had her escaping the house far from home, pre-cell phone.

    She gave no location or any details that could be researched for verification.

    She never told anyone and never claimed PTSD prior to Kavanaugh’s name circulating 30 years later.

    She said that she put the 2nd door on her house because of PTSD, but evidence shows it was to get around zoning laws to create a rentable apartment.

    She said she didn’t know that Grassley offered to come to her, even though it was broadcast nationally.

    She feigned no knowledge of polygraphs even though her ex’s sworn statement said she’d coached Monica McLean how to beat it in the 1990s, and in any case her profession should have at least well acquainted her with it.

    She co-authored a paper on repressed memory creation years before she claimed to have one

    Nothing is known of her pharmacology, but given her past alcoholism, her visits to a therapist and her general presentation, odds are high that it’s extensive.

    She scrubbed her social media. We know from a pussy hat photo that she was rabidly anti-Trump.

    She had zero family or friends with her, not from the 80s nor from today. She was surrounded only by Democrat Party handlers.

    Constant cries of bravery & “nothing to gain” vs a $700,000 GoFundMe and a career boosted a la Anita Hill

    Literally all there is her word vs all of the above. Not a shred of evidence.

    I would add to this excellent summary – one of those she claimed at the “event” in question, Leland Keyser, whom she characterized as a lifelong friend, informed the committee that McLean had pressured her in a vain attempt to get her to change her statement to support Ford’s account.

    The later claims of sexual predation by the nominee were even more fantastical and were rightly dismissed out of hand.

    At the insistence of senators Collins, Flake, Feinstein, and others, the FBI conducted a seventh background check of Kavanaugh. All the senators were invited to read the report. Here’s a video of Senator Feinstein after she read it.

  29. stackja

    Telegraph story – Far western suburbs Sydney flood plain report.

  30. Myrddin Seren

    Winston

    ps: You mentioned you were Chewish, and I wondered if you were able to do your National Service in Israel? Were you one of the weapon toting IDF hotties?

    I don’t think you should ask people about service in certain militaries. This is ‘problematic’ I believe.

  31. wivenhoe

    Were you one of the weapon toting IDF hotties?

    No idea about the weapon toting stuff, but Elle is definitely a hottie.

  32. OldOzzie

    Here’s a quick recap of the flimsiness of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations by an online friend, Max Madison:

    She refused to hand over the results of her polygraph

    She refused to hand over her 2012 therapist’s notes

    She said she was afraid to fly, but has flown dozens of times.

    Since she did in fact fly, she offered no other reason for the delay

    She said she wanted anonymity but contacted [the Washington Post] multiple times

    Said she got advice from “beach friends” but didn’t mention that the primary one was a former FBI lawyer, Monica McLean, who worked for Preet Bharara, a man Trump fired. She also failed to mention, when talking of her Beach friends at the hearing, that Monica was sitting right behind her.

    She had a perfect memory of 1982 but couldn’t remember basic things from the previous 10 weeks

    She’d been drinking.

    She changed the year of the alleged attack

    She named 4 people, but had no backers

    She couldn’t remember how she got home even though her story had her escaping the house far from home, pre-cell phone.

    She gave no location or any details that could be researched for verification.

    She never told anyone and never claimed PTSD prior to Kavanaugh’s name circulating 30 years later.

    She said that she put the 2nd door on her house because of PTSD, but evidence shows it was to get around zoning laws to create a rentable apartment.

    She said she didn’t know that Grassley offered to come to her, even though it was broadcast nationally.

    She feigned no knowledge of polygraphs even though her ex’s sworn statement said she’d coached Monica McLean how to beat it in the 1990s, and in any case her profession should have at least well acquainted her with it.

    She co-authored a paper on repressed memory creation years before she claimed to have one

    Nothing is known of her pharmacology, but given her past alcoholism, her visits to a therapist and her general presentation, odds are high that it’s extensive.

    She scrubbed her social media. We know from a p#ssy hat photo that she was rabidly anti-Trump.

    She had zero family or friends with her, not from the 80s nor from today. She was surrounded only by Democrat Party handlers.

    Constant cries of bravery & “nothing to gain” vs a $700,000 GoFundMe and a career boosted a la Anita Hill

    Literally all there is her word vs all of the above. Not a shred of evidence.

    I would add to this excellent summary – one of those she claimed at the “event” in question, Leland Keyser, whom she characterized as a lifelong friend, informed the committee that McLean had pressured her in a vain attempt to get her to change her statement to support Ford’s account.

    The later claims of sexual predation by the nominee were even more fantastical and were rightly dismissed out of hand.

    At the insistence of senators Collins, Flake, Feinstein, and others, the FBI conducted a seventh background check of Kavanaugh. All the senators were invited to read the report. Here’s a video of Senator Feinstein after she read it.

  33. struth

    Sco Mo’s a hypocrite of the first order.
    Won’t bring Australians out of power poverty and old people will die in the depths of winter and the searing heat of summer, due entirely to his lack of real integrity and principle, a traitor to his people, yet he stands in a church, in front of everyone leading a prayer.

    Spare me.
    I see it on Sky news.ournalists taken in by the “blokey act”.

    Very dangerous is our Sco Mo.
    He is dangerous because, generally speaking, we are dumb.

    Fucking snake oil salesman.

  34. Black Ball

    Hi all. Long time lurker, first time commenter on an open forum. This place is where I come for the real news, not the confected rubbish on offer on the tube. All I can say as an amateur at this level is keep up the good work.

  35. struth

    Welcome Black Ball, get stuck in.

    Vent………………………..

  36. Mindfree

    Looks like Malcolm Morrison is trying to curry up favour with the petrol heads – at least in comparison his predecessor probably doesn’t even know where Bathurst is let alone the race

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/morrisons-go-to-the-mountain/news-story/2042cadda28dd78af7356e688e05ccda

  37. stackja

    Telegraph story – drug users want purer ecstasy.

  38. struth

    Telegraph story ‘war on women’.

    If there is, they started it.

  39. but Elle is definitely a hottie.

    So, you love her for her mind?

  40. Senile Old Guy

    Their ABC, at it again:

    Australia and the rest of the world must virtually eliminate the use of coal for electricity within 22 years if there is to be a chance to save even some of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most authoritative climate science body has warned.

    But as of 5 minutes ago, no mention anywhere on the ABC website of this:

    Almost no quality control checks have been done: outliers that are obvious mistakes have not been corrected – one town in Columbia spent three months in 1978 at an average daily temperature of over 80 degrees C. One town in Romania stepped out from summer in 1953 straight into a month of Spring at minus 46°C. These are supposedly “average” temperatures for a full month at a time. St Kitts, a Caribbean island, was recorded at 0°C for a whole month, and twice!

    Temperatures for the entire Southern Hemisphere in 1850 and for the next three years are calculated from just one site in Indonesia and some random ships.

    Sea surface temperatures represent 70% of the Earth’s surface, but some measurements come from ships which are logged at locations 100km inland. Others are in harbors which are hardly representative of the open ocean.

    The report was by PhD candidate John McLean:

    This report is based on a thesis for my PhD, which was awarded in December 2017 by James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. The thesis1 was based on the HadCRUT4 dataset and associated files as they were in late January 2016. The thesis identified 27 issues of concern about the dataset.

    It will be interesting to see if the ABC ever covers this.

  41. PS Mrs. Rambler said she would throw me out, if I ever said that to her.

  42. Elle

    Winston, you’re very inquisitive. I like that. Love your early morning achievements, by the way. You’re a hoot!

    Having lash extensions is a process. Costs about $100 for a full set. Infills every two weeks cost about $50. Every eight weeks or so you have them removed and a new full set attached.

    They attach individual lashes to each one of your own lashes. And yes, with a special glue. Applying a full set can take up to two hours. You can’t open your eyes during the whole process and have to lay still on your back for the whole time.

    As to National Service, I know how to clean, load and shoot (with) an M16. Learnt to do it at age 17.

  43. Speedbox

    Black Ball

    Beware after about 9pm. It can be brutal and by 10pm+, it is a free-for-all. Know your subject or be thrashed senseless.

    Otherwise, welcome.

  44. struth

    Sco Mo U.N. has been swanning about the country kicking footies and riding in race cars.

    He may have a slightly mixed up idea of what a PM who’s country is in deep shit, should be doing.

  45. Elle

    Wivenhoe, you peeked at my FB pic. You’re very kind. Thank you.

  46. stackja

    struth – women today want what? They create situation then can’t handle consequences.

  47. struth

    Beware after about 9pm. It can be brutal and by 10pm+, it is a free-for-all. Know your subject or be thrashed senseless.

    Stop it, you’re scaring me.

  48. wivenhoe

    but Elle is definitely a hottie.
    So, you love her for her mind?

    Most definitely, and an amazing mind it is, too.

  49. women today want what?

    An age old question.

    Only those of us who have achieved true enlightenment know the answer.

  50. .

    Um…

    So did this just actually happen?

    Great news if so…

    We spoke and they listened.

    After months of lobbying and advocacy by the ATA, backed by our Cheap Energy Guarantee policy report and the support of tens of thousands of civic-minded Australians like you, PM Scott Morrison today flagged an end to Australia’s nonsensical ban on cheap nuclear power generation.

    An end to the ban will ensure that Australian families and businesses are well placed to benefit from cheap and reliable nuclear energy in the long-term.

    Nuclear power is expanding throughout the world in nations ranging from Russia to the UAE, China and Japan.

    Yet, while we’re a world-leading exporter of uranium with vast reserves beneath our feet- Australia remains alone amongst the world’s top-25 advanced economies to ban nuclear power for our own use. The ban has remained despite repeated scientific inquiries which have found that Australia is ideal for safe, cheap and reliable nuclear power generation within a smart regulatory framework.

    Australia has more natural resources than anywhere else in the world – and we still have the worlds highest power prices. This is just insane, and today’s announcement lays the groundwork for this perverse state of affairs to come to an end.

    With your continued support, the ATA will continue to deliver victories for sensible policy that delivers a fair go and improves the lives of Australian families and businesses. This is just the first step in delivering our nine point plan, and there’s a lot more to do!

  51. Black Ball

    Well struth I have been watching the Kavanaugh witch hunt and I am pleased he has succeeded in getting onto the bench of the Supreme Court. Won’t hear that in the media here however, according to Channel 7 blurbs for the upcoming news bulletin, Justice Kavanaugh is ‘controversial’ and all other cliches that our news hounds bandy about. Despite the fact 7 investigations by the FBI have found nothing on him. Where is Australia’s Trump? Will I see him in my lifetime?

  52. calli

    *little girl voice*

    First!

    Death Threats ™ made me slow, plus I can’t go home.

  53. Black Ball

    I know men and women can be thrashed mercilessly Speedbox, I find this forum to be excellent to discuss the issues of the day.

  54. Speedbox

    On the box I saw Morrison at Bathurst. He looked uncomfortable with his surroundings (or maybe contrived is more accurate).

    Mark Skaife took him for a ride around the track (road car, only moderate speed so no helmets) and he looked very uncomfortable.

  55. plus I can’t go home

    Hey calli. Head down to the local boozer with the other sheelas.
    A few sherries and you will feel much better.

  56. Speedbox

    Stop it, you’re scaring me.

    cough, cough, splutter……but struth…..splutter….you’re…..splutter, cough, cough

  57. Mindfree

    Malcolm Morrison needs to do the following
    1. Quit Paris
    2. Quit these devastating UN global compacts
    3. Sack incompetent tub of lard Marise Payne
    4. Sack overpaid overrated man with conscious bias mental disease Martin Parkinson
    5. Tell Freudenberg to slash spending by 50%
    6. Sell off or pull the funding from ABC (or at least follow dommlord’s idea of a management buyout

    That’s just a start

    If he does that the stupid LP are in with a winning chance and I’ll stop referring to him as Malcolm however, chances are though he won’t just like Sir Robin

  58. Senile Old Guy

    On the box I saw Morrison at Bathurst. He looked uncomfortable with his surroundings (or maybe contrived is more accurate). Mark Skaife took him for a ride around the track (road car, only moderate speed so no helmets) and he looked very uncomfortable.

    Morrison’s 11 year old daughter was in the back seat. That’s how dangerous it was.

  59. calli

    I fear thrown ice. And beer.

    Champagning in the BusLounge at SYD. Hang on…don’t I fear flying too?

    Geez it’s hard to keep up with all the lies.

  60. I don’t think you should ask people about service in certain militaries. This is ‘problematic’ I believe.

    Sorry – My lack of social etiquette is showing.
    Genuinely.
    🙂

  61. struth

    struth – women today want what? They create situation then can’t handle consequences.

    To understand women is to understand that they want a war, and they want to lose it.
    They do not want to lead, they don’t want the responsibility of their civilisations places squarely on their shoulders, they in fact want to be ironing at home while watching terrible female bile soap operas and complaining about it.

    Here in, is Struth Wisdom.
    I too, was once a fighter for women’s equality.
    Couldn’t have been more wrong.
    Unfortunately the proof is demonstrably evident.
    Women uncontrolled are women who will go insane.
    Do things like march down the streets with pussies on their heads, and generally speaking fall for Marxism without a question entering their methodically vacant emotion filled scones.

    I really wish it wasn’t true, but apart from the few sane ones we get here, we have just got to admit it.
    The Mussies have the right idea to some respect.
    I only seek to advise.

  62. bundyrum

    Posters can rabbit on about slomo, we all on this site know he only has to stop mass migration, tell the Paris mob to foxtrot oscar & start building real power stations & he will sail in.
    He won’t, so forget the pos.

  63. Boambee John

    SOG at 1643

    It will be interesting to see if the ABC ever covers this.

    Don’t hold your breath waiting, purple is not an attractive facial colour.

  64. Frank

    Won’t someone think of the roaches?

    They did, about two years ago. Apparently roach milk is more nutritious than cows milk according to scientists.

  65. Speedbox

    SOG – so Skaife would have been doing “the speed limit” which (if I recall correctly) is only 60km/h during normal times. Then why did he look so uncomfortable? Maybe it was through the Esses or the Dipper.

  66. struth

    Where is Australia’s Trump? Will I see him in my lifetime?

    No.

    However, stock up on crap wrap.
    It’s one of the first things they ran out of in Venezuela.

  67. Top Ender

    The Struth Book of Truth

    Here endeth Lesson One.

    Could be onto something here.

  68. Speedbox

    Just received this from the Australian Taxpayers Alliance.

    After months of lobbying and advocacy by the ATA, backed by our Cheap Energy Guarantee policy report and the support of tens of thousands of civic-minded Australians like you, PM Scott Morrison today flagged an end to Australia’s nonsensical ban on cheap nuclear power generation.

    An end to the ban will ensure that Australian families and businesses are well placed to benefit from cheap and reliable nuclear energy in the long-term.

    Nuclear power is expanding throughout the world in nations ranging from Russia to the UAE, China and Japan.

    Yet, while we’re a world-leading exporter of uranium with vast reserves beneath our feet- Australia remains alone amongst the world’s top-25 advanced economies to ban nuclear power for our own use. The ban has remained despite repeated scientific inquiries which have found that Australia is ideal for safe, cheap and reliable nuclear power generation within a smart regulatory framework.

    Australia has more natural resources than anywhere else in the world – and we still have the worlds highest power prices. This is just insane, and today’s announcement lays the groundwork for this perverse state of affairs to come to an end.

  69. OldQzzie

    WSJ – George Soros’s March on Washington
    Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were brought to us by a well-funded network.

    Some 200 protesters march across the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the foot of the south wing. Inside, the U.S. Senate is wrapping up its debate, hours before the Saturday afternoon vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Members of the crowd rush up the steps, unfurl professionally printed banners, stand defiantly, and pump their fists in the air.

    “Whose house?” they shout.

    “Our house!” they answer.

    By the time of the vote, they’ve moved across the street to the Supreme Court building. After getting word of the vote, again they rush the steps. Two women climb the statues flanking the steps—“Contemplation of Justice” and “Authority of Law”—for more fist-pumps.

    On the steps, Bob Bland, a co-founder of the Women’s March, silently sends a thumbs-up signal to another leader, later boasting: “We took the Supreme Court.” On Friday the Women’s March had tweeted out a photo of Sen. Susan Collins, who cast the deciding vote for Justice Kavanaugh, with “Rape Apologist” written across her image.

    In a series of tweets and rally comments, President Trump described the crowd as “an angry left-wing mob” of “professional protesters who are handed expensive signs” and “paid for by [George] Soros and others.” Mr. Trump’s detractors accused him of engaging in conspiracy theories, and even of anti-Semitism against Mr. Soros, a billionaire donor to liberal causes. Yet he has a point. Many Americans genuinely oppose Mr. Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. I am a liberal feminist whose views on abortion and same-sex marriage align with the Democratic Party’s. Yet while most demonstrators are not paid for their efforts, the protests at the Capitol Saturday, and the ones that have included stalking lawmakers inside and outside their offices, are organized by groups of which Mr. Soros is an important patron.

    I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as “partners” in the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March had received grants from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the “House of Soros,” as his philanthropic empire was once called internally. The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least 80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.

    On Saturday I also studied the fine print on the signs as protesters waved them defiantly at the Capitol and the high court. They came from a familiar list of Democratic interest groups that have received millions from Mr. Soros: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Popular Democracy, Human Rights Campaign and on and on. MoveOn.org, a Democratic organizing and lobbying group founded with Soros money, sent its army of partisan followers regular missives that led them to a Google form to ask for train tickets and places to stay.

    Under a ginkgo tree on the East Lawn of the Capitol, Center for Popular Democracy field marshals put protesters through a “training” Saturday morning. “Are you ready to be arrested?” she asks. “Yes!” the crowd shouts, although one woman asks quietly: “For what?”

    “If not,” the field marshal orders, “stand in line for the visitor’s gallery so an experienced protester can go inside and yell.” One organizer hands out tickets to the Senate visitors gallery for the express purpose of violating the law. That they did—the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by shrieks from the gallery.

    The agitators even have help with their handmade signs. Across the street from the Supreme Court, a woman uses supplies provided by UltraViolet Action to write, in Spanish: “No more rapists in power.”

    Back on the Capitol lawn, people from Megaphone Strategies, a public-relations firm founded by former Obama adviser Van Jones, manage interview requests from USA Today and other news outlets. Women’s March lieutenants exchange T-shirts for completed “Legal Support Sheets” with information in case of arrest.

    Suddenly everyone stands to walk in unison to the Capitol steps. When they arrive, the few Capitol Police officers on the scene silently watch them. The protesters walk up the stairs—though they don’t “storm” them, as the leaders have claimed. There are no barricades, no phalanx of armed police.

    Rethink Media created a “social media strategy sheet” back in August for anti-Kavanaugh protesters. One talking point: “Kavanaugh was hand-picked by dark money groups and their billionaire backers.” Rethink Media is itself a Soros grantee, and Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were part of a well-funded, orchestrated network that books buses, hotel rooms and churches for such agitation.

    MoveOn.org wrote a guide, “How to Bird Dog”—harass officials in public places—in the spring of 2017, in preparation for town-hall meetings during a congressional recess. Over the past year, I have dialed in to MoveOn.org’s Sunday evening phone calls where they plan the operations and tell their “troublemakers” how to corner lawmakers. I still get alerts for their planning sessions. The last ones have been to #stopKavanaugh.

    MoveOn.org announced that its call the night after Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation would feature Ana Maria Archila, the Colombia-born sexual-assault victim who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in a Senate elevator last month while a confederate screamed “Look at me!” She is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. Her salary was listed as $156,333, with a bonus of $21,378, in a recent Internal Revenue Service 990 form.

    What I have pieced together is an open secret but one that journalists tend to avoid. Many (including me) sympathize with the liberal causes Open Society champions. Some have been paid Open Society Fellows or grantees. And many are put off by conservative anti-Soros rhetoric, which gets truculent at times.

    Mr. Soros, much like the Koch brothers, funds causes he cares about. There’s nothing wrong with that, but democracy is better served if we follow the money on the right and left and find solutions where they are likeliest to lie: in the middle.

    Ms. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter.

    Appeared in the October 8, 2018, print edition.

  70. stackja

    struth – one woman, Margaret Thatcher. Could she handle today?

  71. John Constantine

    Royal commission into why twice as many women as men are drugged for misery and melancholy.

    Why are nearly all leftist wymynsys full of pills?.

    Does leftist wymynsysness come first, or does the medication cause it?.

    Most valuable thing we can do for our society, don’t hold your hand over distraught wymynsys mouths, let them unbottle it all in front of a televised royal commission.

    [ these stories must be seen and heard.]

    Comrades.

  72. OldQzzie

    George Soros’s March on Washington
    Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were brought to us by a well-funded network.

    Some 200 protesters march across the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the foot of the south wing. Inside, the U.S. Senate is wrapping up its debate, hours before the Saturday afternoon vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Members of the crowd rush up the steps, unfurl professionally printed banners, stand defiantly, and pump their fists in the air.

    “Whose house?” they shout.

    “Our house!” they answer.

    By the time of the vote, they’ve moved across the street to the Supreme Court building. After getting word of the vote, again they rush the steps. Two women climb the statues flanking the steps—“Contemplation of Justice” and “Authority of Law”—for more fist-pumps.

    On the steps, Bob Bland, a co-founder of the Women’s March, silently sends a thumbs-up signal to another leader, later boasting: “We took the Supreme Court.” On Friday the Women’s March had tweeted out a photo of Sen. Susan Collins, who cast the deciding vote for Justice Kavanaugh, with “Rape Apologist” written across her image.

    In a series of tweets and rally comments, President Trump described the crowd as “an angry left-wing mob” of “professional protesters who are handed expensive signs” and “paid for by [George] Soros and others.” Mr. Trump’s detractors accused him of engaging in conspiracy theories, and even of anti-Semitism against Mr. Soros, a billionaire donor to liberal causes. Yet he has a point. Many Americans genuinely oppose Mr. Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. I am a liberal feminist whose views on abortion and same-sex marriage align with the Democratic Party’s. Yet while most demonstrators are not paid for their efforts, the protests at the Capitol Saturday, and the ones that have included stalking lawmakers inside and outside their offices, are organized by groups of which Mr. Soros is an important patron.

    I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as “partners” in the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March had received grants from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the “House of Soros,” as his philanthropic empire was once called internally. The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least 80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.

    On Saturday I also studied the fine print on the signs as protesters waved them defiantly at the Capitol and the high court. They came from a familiar list of Democratic interest groups that have received millions from Mr. Soros: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Popular Democracy, Human Rights Campaign and on and on. MoveOn.org, a Democratic organizing and lobbying group founded with Soros money, sent its army of partisan followers regular missives that led them to a Google form to ask for train tickets and places to stay.

    Under a ginkgo tree on the East Lawn of the Capitol, Center for Popular Democracy field marshals put protesters through a “training” Saturday morning. “Are you ready to be arrested?” she asks. “Yes!” the crowd shouts, although one woman asks quietly: “For what?”

    “If not,” the field marshal orders, “stand in line for the visitor’s gallery so an experienced protester can go inside and yell.” One organizer hands out tickets to the Senate visitors gallery for the express purpose of violating the law. That they did—the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by shrieks from the gallery.

    The agitators even have help with their handmade signs. Across the street from the Supreme Court, a woman uses supplies provided by UltraViolet Action to write, in Spanish: “No more r#pists in power.”

    Back on the Capitol lawn, people from Megaphone Strategies, a public-relations firm founded by former Obama adviser Van Jones, manage interview requests from USA Today and other news outlets. Women’s March lieutenants exchange T-shirts for completed “Legal Support Sheets” with information in case of arrest.

    Suddenly everyone stands to walk in unison to the Capitol steps. When they arrive, the few Capitol Police officers on the scene silently watch them. The protesters walk up the stairs—though they don’t “storm” them, as the leaders have claimed. There are no barricades, no phalanx of armed police.

    Rethink Media created a “social media strategy sheet” back in August for anti-Kavanaugh protesters. One talking point: “Kavanaugh was hand-picked by dark money groups and their billionaire backers.” Rethink Media is itself a Soros grantee, and Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were part of a well-funded, orchestrated network that books buses, hotel rooms and churches for such agitation.

    MoveOn.org wrote a guide, “How to B#rd Dog”—harass officials in public places—in the spring of 2017, in preparation for town-hall meetings during a congressional recess. Over the past year, I have dialed in to MoveOn.org’s Sunday evening phone calls where they plan the operations and tell their “troublemakers” how to corner lawmakers. I still get alerts for their planning sessions. The last ones have been to #stopKavanaugh.

    MoveOn.org announced that its call the night after Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation would feature Ana Maria Archila, the Colombia-born sexual-assault victim who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in a Senate elevator last month while a confederate screamed “Look at me!” She is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. Her salary was listed as $156,333, with a bonus of $21,378, in a recent Internal Revenue Service 990 form.

    What I have pieced together is an open secret but one that journalists tend to avoid. Many (including me) sympathize with the liberal causes Open Society champions. Some have been paid Open Society Fellows or grantees. And many are put off by conservative anti-Soros rhetoric, which gets truculent at times.

    Mr. Soros, much like the Koch brothers, funds causes he cares about. There’s nothing wrong with that, but democracy is better served if we follow the money on the right and left and find solutions where they are likeliest to lie: in the middle.

    Ms. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter.

  73. bundyrum

    Speedbox….wish in one hand & shit in the other….see which hand fills the quickest.

    Never will happen ….too many fuckwits here.

  74. Speedbox:
    What were the caveats?
    I’ll bet you I won’t see a new nuke actually generating baseload power in my lifetime in Australia.

  75. struth

    The Struth book of Truth

    Women want security to build their nests.
    If they don’t get it from men they’ll get it from government (who use men with guns).
    If a women tells you she knows what she wants, 96.765% of the time she is unfortunately lying to you and herself.
    Statistically, your chances of meeting a women who knows exactly who she is and is comfortable in her own skin, with no concern about the opinions other women hold of her, is about the same as winning x lotto.

    Here endeth the hard learned Lesson one.

  76. Myrddin Seren

    Sorry – My lack of social etiquette is showing.

    I am mindful of calls made about Brian of Moorabbin and the potential for what appears to be an active ‘Cat Watch’ to ring the AFP and report someone for unauthorised service as an Australian citizen in a foreign military.

    Colleagues of the Mosaic Faith I have previously worked with suggest circumspection is merited on this subject.

  77. John Constantine

    The whole point of dekulakisation through a Holodomor like stalin did, is that everybody with the forsight to stock up on supplies becomes an Enemy of the State, and when the death squads ask your neighbors to tell them who is hoarding, or be killed themselves, they cough up your name.

    Starving with rattling dags is the only way to be safe from the crushing power of the State.

    Comrades.

  78. Mother Lode

    As to National Service, I know how to clean, load and shoot (with) an M16. Learnt to do it at age 17.

    I learned to play golf.

    We were never allowed to practice with live golf balls but.

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Sea of Galillee: also known as Tiberius Lake, as unlike The Dead Sea, it is not a sea at all. This is the area of the childhood and later preaching areas of Jesus. Our tour took us first to Nazareth and the very solemn, modernist and beautiful Church of the Annunciation, where various Christian nations have sent celebratory artworks to line the walls. I was absolutely and complely knocked-out by the work from America. Against a backdrop of a swirling confusion of reds and darkness a woman emerges, her face stark, bronzed, her expression combining terror and amazement, her garment a tour-de-force of folded angled aluminium in three dimensions jumping out of the picture for you, hardening your vision, emphasising the moment of transfiguration, of realisation, dread and knowledge.

    Compared to the other works, many charming, especially the one from Japan in her kimino, and many in a form of National dress, this American one was stood out for me as intensely spiritual, an ecstasis. Lettered on the front of this fine church:
    Verbum Caro Factum Est Et Habitat In Noris.

    We saw many sites by tradition, and of course with churches now attached, that were associated with the biblical Jesus. The level of religious tourism, and its associated marketing efforts, was intense, but also somewhat reassuring. Christianity is not dead yet. It was fascinating just to be there, at Cana’s famous wedding site, then at the site of ‘the multiplication of the loaves and fishes’, and especially at ancient Capernaum, where a time authenticated ‘House of Peter’ is on archaeological display in the biblically nominated ‘Town Where Jesus Lived’ and walked upon the waters of Galillee.

    After a lakeside lunch at, you guessed it, St Peter’s Fish Restaurant, we continued on to Yardenit on the Jordan River, a John the Baptist site where John baptised Jesus, and where, for a consideration, you may buy a mandatory white garment and ‘self baptise’ or pay for two priests to fully immerse you backwards, as many were doing, to applause from the watchers on the banks. The atmosphere was both friendly, with song here and there, and at times growing exultant. Obviously very serious for some. I settled on a paddle in the murky Jordan waters and Hairy then complimented me on my newly holy feet. Your turn, I replied, and very refreshing we both found it on our travel worn toes.

    It all finished off with a scenic view of Mt. Tabor, the reputed sie of Christ’s transfiguration. As in Jerusalem itself, the countryside is alive with biblical referencing, inviting both imagination and in Jerusalem in particular, with spectacular memorialusing architecture. The Mound of Olives with its multitude of J3wish graves overlooking the Golden Gate by which all three religions believe their Messiah will re-enter the city at the End of Days, is especially well served with magnificent Christian Memorial Churches. The Garden of Gesthemine, featuring critically old living olive trees, one dating back to the time of Christ, is a real and living link to wonder on. Our taxi driver tells us that these J3wish grave spots in the extensive cemetary, where one is ready first in line for salvation when the time is ripe, may be purchased still, for a price, starting at US$100,000.

  80. struth

    struth – one woman, Margaret Thatcher. Could she handle today?

    Margaret Thatcher was an extremely rare species, and like the thylacine, now extinct.

  81. Makka

    So now Scummo lies to hold on to the Paris Accord, proud to straight jacket Australians into the worlds highest energy prices:;

    Ahead of the release of the report, Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended Australia remaining a signatory to the Paris climate change agreement, arguing it has no impact on electricity prices, and adding that Australia was set to meet its target “at a canter”.

    Mr Morrison said it was the Coalition government, not Labor, which had signed up to the 26 per cent target.

    In 2015, then prime minister Tony Abbott signed Australia up to a Paris target of a 26 to 28 per cent emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030.

    “What’s to be gained from ripping it up?”

    “When Australia signs up to something, and it wasn’t the previous Labor government who signed up to this, it wasn’t the previous Labor government that committed us to a 26 per cent target, that was actually our government that did that, and I was part of that government, and when Australia puts its word to something, it means something,” Mr Morrison said.

    “As I’ve said on your program before, that this is an enormously important issue to our partners in the Pacific, who are strategic partners in the Pacific.

    “So my question is what’s to be gained from ripping it up? I don’t think there’s much to be gained from ripping it up.

    “I mean it’s not going to affect electricity prices. Angus Taylor has already told you that and that’s my view as well, so as long as we’re not throwing money into some global climate fund and getting pulled around by the nose by all these international agencies when it comes to these other reports, I mean the same report that’s coming out today said a year ago that policies were fine, but we’re investing in the reef to ensure that’s secure, we’re taking the practical action that you need to take, but we don’t get led around by the nose by these international associations.

    Mr Morrison said the 26-28 per cent target would not “touch” electricity prices or jobs.

    He highlighted hydro-electric power in Tasmania as a means of boosting renewable energy.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/scott-morrison-defends-australia-remaining-in-paris-agreement/news-story/6b38cbadf032d3ee4df8bcd6fd61154c

  82. John Constantine

    The only chance of australia having a functioning nuclear power plant is if a billionaire chicom overlord builds one to go mining Bitcoin.

  83. Roger

    PM Scott Morrison today flagged an end to Australia’s nonsensical ban on cheap nuclear power generation.

    ?

    Speaking to Alan Jones, he said he personally had no issues with nuclear but as an investment it “doesn’t stack up” compared with, for e.g., pumped hydro from Tasmania.

    Not sure if Alan Jones’s producer has a laugh track on hand but if so he should have played it.

  84. cohenite

    I should live long enough to see a real nuclear power plant in Australia.

    I think scomo is twisting melons but I’ll reserve judgment until Wentworth. If the libs win and scomo still prevaricates on paris and renewables then he’s shit.

  85. stackja

    struth – women in 1940s/1950s knew how to live. Then came 1960s confusion.

  86. struth

    Now, I’d like to stay here pontificating about the fairer sex, but unfortunately, Mrs Struth has ordered me from the computer, (lunch is over) and I must go and do the chores she has allocated me.

  87. jupes

    Australia and the rest of the world must virtually eliminate the use of coal for electricity within 22 years if there is to be a chance to save even some of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most authoritative climate science body has warned.

    Wow. “The world’s most authoritative climate science body” reckons that if we are still using coal in 22 years (2040), then NONE of the Great Barrier Reef will exist.

    How moronic do you have to be to believe this garbage?

    The alarmists are betting that the majority of Australia’s population is actually that moronic. Sadly they are probably right.

  88. bundyrum

    Odd our political elite….most of whom have insulted Trump, piss off to NY, leaving us all in the shit, they also get handouts to live there & nothing is said.
    I wish Trump would cancel their visas.

  89. Myrrdin;

    I am mindful of calls made about Brian of Moorabbin and the potential for what appears to be an active ‘Cat Watch’ to ring the AFP and report someone for unauthorised service as an Australian citizen in a foreign military.

    Shit. I never thought about the service in a foreign military.
    Ta.

  90. Myrddin Seren

    Women want security to build their nests.
    If they don’t get it from men they’ll get it from government (who use men with guns).

    Even Cynical Me was surprised by some statistic posted here recently about the vast gap in Global Warming Alarmism between females and patriarchs at US colleges ( or a college – singular ? ).

    Anything that is even a whisker of a potential threat or even impurity ( CO2 ) is seemingly cause for outrage, protest and calls for sanctions by the Feministas. Greens politics is infested by Wymynses and soy-betas like DiNatale.

    There definitely seems to be a gap in what constitutes a ‘threat’ happening.

  91. H B Bear

    SloMo giving the Liars a run for their money on renewables lies. And then they expect to be able to turn around and campaign against the Liars as soon as the election is announced.

    Why do they bother?

  92. Makka

    Scummo is talking up a storm to fool the gullible into believing he’s a man of the sheeple.

    It’s all bullshit. He’s changed NOTHING that matters.

    Still in the Paris Accord, no changes to the RET and immigration Big ‘Straya policies. UNiparty firmly in control while Scummo hands out beds and mirrors to the natives.

  93. calli

    After a lakeside lunch at, you guessed it, St Peter’s Fish Restaurant, we continued on to Yardenit on the Jordan River, a John the Baptist site where John baptised Jesus, and where, for a consideration, you may buy a mandatory white garment and ‘self baptise’ or pay for two priests to fully immerse you backwards, as many were doing, to applause from the watchers on the banks

    I was under that impression too, Lizzie, until I was corrected.

    John was baptising in the Jordan east of Jericho, not Galilee. Worth a bit of research if you’re interested.

    Yardenit appears to be a bit of a trap.

  94. Makka

    UNiparty firmly in control while Scummo hands out beads and mirrors to the natives.

  95. bundyrum

    Can anyone explain to me any difference between slomo & trumble?

  96. JC

    Sure, the courts here may be a little less impetuous and capricious, but not by much.

    Why Central America Stays Poor
    Environmental activists succeed in closing a silver mine despite no violations.

    The July 2017 idling of the Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala displaced more than 850 workers and endangered the livelihoods of thousands more whose jobs are indirectly supported by the project. The loss of family income has harmed communities in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores and in some cases sent the unemployed north to look for work in the U.S.

    Nature can be cruel in underdeveloped countries. Yet it wasn’t fire, flood, mudslide or volcano that served this economic gut punch. This is a man-made travesty, courtesy of Guatemala’s Constitutional Court. It is a saga worth recounting because it goes to the heart of the country’s intransigent poverty.

    The mine is owned by Minera San Rafael, or MSR, a Guatemalan subsidiary of Nevada-based Tahoe Resources . Tahoe spokesman Edie Hofmeister told me that since 2010 MSR has invested $1.7 billion in the “development and operation” of the mine. “This includes more than $136 million paid to the Guatemalan government in taxes, royalties and voluntary payments” as well as “$66 million in salaries” and “$600 million spent on local suppliers,” Ms. Hofmeister said last week.

    Tahoe put more than $10 million into “social investment and economic development programs,” including “community education, health and nutrition, infrastructure, capacity development, entrepreneurship and local governance initiatives,” Ms. Hofmeister said. One notable project was a vocational training center into which it invested more than $1 million.

    Then came a legal complaint filed against the government’s Ministry of Energy and Mines at the Supreme Court by the Center for Legal, Environmental and Social Action, an antimining nongovernmental organization known in Guatemala by its Spanish acronym Calas.

    There was no charge of environmental or labor violations on MSR’s part. Instead Calas said the Ministry of Mines hadn’t adequately consulted a local indigenous people—known as Xinca—about the mine before granting MSR a license to extract silver in 2013.

    The mine isn’t on Xinca communal lands. But the United Nations International Labor Organization’s Convention No. 169 states that indigenous peoples living in the area of development projects need to be consulted. Guatemala is a signatory to the convention. Yet its Congress has never passed the implementing legislation that would spell out the process required for compliance.

    On July 5, 2017, Guatemala’s Supreme Court sided with Calas in a preliminary injunction ordering the “provisional suspension” of the mine. The ministry of mines immediately appealed to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the country. The high court upheld the lower court. The mine remained closed.

    Tahoe says this ignored a precedent set by the Constitutional Court only months before in a similar case involving a hydroelectric project. In that case the company was allowed to continue operations while consulting with local indigenous people.

    On Sept. 10, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a final ruling: The mine could be reopened while the government conducted indigenous consultations simultaneously. Calas appealed, and the mine remained closed while the Constitutional Court called a public hearing for Oct. 25, 2017.

    By law the high court should have ruled within five days after the public hearing. Instead it delayed for nearly a year. This Sept. 3 it issued a preliminary ruling in which it acknowledged a 2002 national census that found only two Xinca living in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, where the mine is located. Nevertheless it ordered that the mine remain closed and instructed the ministry of mines to investigate whether there are perhaps more. By law, the high court was obligated to issue a final ruling in 48 hours. The parties are still waiting.

    Despite the court order to halt operations, MSR maintained its staff through 2017 in the expectation that the mine could reopen. But by January the company began laying people off. It still has local personnel employed for maintenance, but direct salaries and benefits earned have fallen by nearly 40%. Indirect repercussions are far greater. MSR has had to shut down its vocational training center and curtail its many community programs.

    Ms. Hofmeister told me that “MSR has been subject to extortion attempts by individuals who have presented credible evidence that—in return for bribes—they could ‘guarantee a favorable outcome’ not only at the Constitutional Court but also at the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the tax authority.” There were also threats of violence if such approaches were reported. She says it met with the U.N.’s International Commission against Corruption in Guatemala, known as CICIG, in late 2017 to report this and court irregularities. I asked CICIG if it had acted. It didn’t respond to my query.

    The mine could easily be reopened while respecting the rights of the Xinca. Apparently the high court doesn’t want to see that happen, no matter the cost to the Guatemalan people.

  97. calli

    Women want security to build their nests.
    If they don’t get it from men they’ll get it from government (who use men with guns).

    It’s even simpler than that.

    When women don’t have enough to do they start busybodying and queenbeeing.

    I blame men, particularly the inventor of the washing machine. 😀

  98. Roger

    Yardenit appears to be a bit of a trap.

    The “two priests” taking money to baptise the gullible is a bit of a give away.

  99. H B Bear

    Can anyone explain to me any difference between slomo & trumble?

    About $80m and a narcissistic personality disorder.

  100. struth

    Just one more quick post.

    Sco Mo will not have Nuclear power here, and anyone thinking he is for it is as gullible as hell.
    He’ll do or say anything to get over the line at the next election.
    However he will not entertain the idea of pulling out of Paris.
    This is pure theatre, to take up time.
    The 24 hour news cycle today.
    Something else tomorrow.
    White noise to keep us off the UN track.

    Dot says this is great if it could be believed.

    Oh how dot wants to believe it.

    We are getting side shows and no policy change from the Turnbull UN agenda.

    This guy is just what Australia does not need now.
    A guy people want to believe is different.
    A guy who is telling them he is different, while continuing on the same international socialist UN destruction of Australia.
    FMD.

    Look at the influences of China, Soros and the UN and the reach of their tenticles, and the depth of their wallets.
    Our money handed to the Clinton Crime Cartel in the millions.
    Australia’s raging Marxist public service, designing Australia’s destruction from within, paid for by us and the likes of Soros, in DFAT especially in this regard, and tell me anything has changed or will change.
    Look at the level of paid corruption in the US’s deep state and then wonder how easy it would be to penetrate ours.

    When you put this all together, this fucking hypocritical “blokey” snake oil salesman would have the corrupt elites laughing their tits off AT us.

  101. Black Ball

    I take that Scott Morrison doesn’t look across the Pacific to see how things should be done. He may have stopped the boats but how about looking after Australia and her interests first? The more you speak of the UN totalitarian regime struth the more it makes sense. Unelected swine that Morrison would do well to rid Australia of.

  102. stackja

    calli – non-ironing clothes?

  103. John Constantine

    Got to be greener than the greens until the turnbull landmine of the wentworth by-election passes.

    The godless commos are going to vote for the vegynsys lysbynsys wymynsys anyway, because she is angry.

    Don’t want it to look like sensible policy is a failure.

  104. bundyrum

    Sorry bear, i can go with the money, but the personality disorder not so much.

  105. Speedbox

    Winston et al

    Nothing mentioned about caveats. But I agree, the likelihood is sooo remote as to be about as visible as the atom.

    Australia is far too immature to have any reasonable debate about nuclear. Any discussion will be hijacked by the hysterical Left aided and abetted by the meeja. All of us on the Cat today will be long dead before the possibility of a nuclear power station operating in this country becomes a reality.

    Unless John is correct….

    The only chance of australia having a functioning nuclear power plant is if a billionaire chicom overlord builds one to go mining Bitcoin.

    haha, yes, that’s funny.

  106. Jo Smyth

    ScoMo is in danger of turning into Kevin Rudd Mark 2. Remember when Rudd burst onto the scene, trying to be all things to all people, promising everything with that cheeky grin on his face. His personality won the election then we soon found out he was a load of crap. Are we ready to be fooled again?

  107. struth

    struth – women in 1940s/1950s knew how to live. Then came 1960s confusion.

    Then came the Frankfurt school, Alinsky and Marxism and Socialism’s first domestic culture attacks after WW2.

  108. Makka

    Are we ready to be fooled again?

    Of course, if we want to be. Some here seem to be taken it with Scummo’s bs. Just like when Turdball overthrew Abbott, he was going to be the saviour of the Libs and the Right.

  109. bundyrum

    Jo Smyth….we have never stopped being fooled.

    Until the media here is shown for what it is….lying bastards & the ALPBC is shut down & the sheeple begin to wake up we are fkd.

    Another to stop is compulsory voting.

  110. calli

    I had the privilege to see the Madaba Map in Jordan. It’s Byzantine, so very early and shows the approximate location across from Jericho.

    Yardenit was fun though. I climbed down the slimy steps and had the fish nibbling my toes.

    As for any “spiritual” nuance, I might as well have been at the footy. The place where it hit me like a sledgehammer was an unlikely spot. In the middle of the bustling Jerusalem market on the Via Dolorosa the guide stopped and looked straight at me – this is where you step outside the old city wall.

    It was like travelling back two thousand years and beyond – to the crucifixion, to the second and first temple and on to Abraham and Isaac and that ram caught in the thicket. All in that tiny few acres of earth.

  111. struth

    Not to do with politics, but my father has been on death’s door the last few days, and we thought he was gone this time for sure, but he has pulled through after an epic nine hour operation, and spoke to me on the phone the first time this morning.

    I still have him for a while longer yet.

    God bless those surgeons and the terrible white man’s western culture that saved my father’s life, again.

    What our civilisation is capable of, is nothing but a pure miracle born of decent humanity, and we must defend it with all our might.

  112. stackja

    Red China says Interpol chief corrupt.

  113. Mother Lode

    This shit about Kavanaugh being ‘controversial’ is just typical lazy j’ism.

    Seriously – how controversial? The man has an unblemished judicial record, which in any reasonable weighting should be overwhelmingly the main issue.

    And why did anyone seriously entertain those delusional claims.

    We are supposed to believe he possessed some radar that enabled him to assault only women who would not report it for 30 years plus, and no one else apparently since.

    The controversy surrounding the appointment was not his.

    I really hope Trump takes a flensing blade to the motley fares behind this.

    When that wretched tangle of limbs that looks like a marionette with its string cut, RBG, is replaced, the Democrats will turn this performance up to eleventy if they think they have a chance of prevailing.

    The trick is (and I am pretty sure Trump knows this) is to make the risk more than the reward – not one of those vile primordial botched old birds lobbing shit at Kavanaugh really has the conviction to risk their own welfare for a bigger cause while a single one else of their croaking brethren would benefit unscathed.

  114. Mindfree

    Can anyone explain to me any difference between slomo & trumble?

    See my post at 4:41
    Malcolm Morrison knows where Bathurst is
    Malcolm Turnbull would be hard pressed to nominate the Oz state Bathurst is in (unless it’s in New York state)

    Apart from that no difference

  115. Entropy

    What men want:

    I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
    I want a girl who knows what’s best
    I want a girl with shoes that cut
    And eyes that burn like cigarettes
    I want a girl with the right allocations
    Who’s fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
    She’s playing with her jewelry
    She’s putting up her hair
    She’s touring the facilities
    And picking up slack
    I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
    I want a girl who gets up early
    I want a girl who stays up late
    I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
    Who uses a machete, to cut through red tape
    With fingernails that shine like justice
    And a voice that is dark like tinted glass
    She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
    She’s touring the facilities and picking up slack
    I want a girl with a short skirt and a long, long jacket
    I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
    I want a girl with good dividends
    At City Bank we will meet accidentally
    We’ll start to talk when she borrows my pen

    What we get:

    She wants a car with a cup holder armrest
    She wants a car that will get her there
    She’s changing her name
    From Kitty to Karen
    She’s trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron
    I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket

  116. Gab

    The insane (literally) Left:

    https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/kavanaugh-foes-fill-senate-gallery-with-sounds-of-the-insane/

    I was in the Senate gallery this afternoon when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed. You would have thought I was at an exorcism in an insane asylum.

    Perhaps you were watching on television and heard the disruptions, though you certainly didn’t see them. The attenuated audio probably didn’t catch the frightening, incoherent shrieking – including the lingering screaming and howling as they were being dragged down the hallways outside the gallery.

    If there was any doubt that the opposition to Kavanaugh was unhinged, uncivil, disruptive, rude, and borderline nuts, my experience in the gallery made it clear.

    The first example came when Senator Cornyn rightfully railed against the mobs who spent the last three weeks assaulting and assailing Kavanaugh supporters.

    “Mob rule is necessary,” one shrieking woman shouted before security personnel could settle her down.

    At least she was honest. It did not appear that Capitol Police removed her for her crime, unfortunately. That would soon change.

    Another crazed woman later screamed, “I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent, I will not consent.” She was like a feminist automaton: “I will not consent, I will not consent.” Capitol Police were less forgiving and dragged her out the doors and down the hallway.

    I have visited hospitals for the seriously mentally ill, and the shrieks from this woman were as odd and unearthly as anything I ever heard inside a mental hospital. They echoed off the halls and ceilings outside the gallery in decreasing but astonishing amplitude.

    Then the roll was called, and it sounded like the gates of hell opened up.

    Nearly a dozen women erupted in unison, shouting, howling, screaming, in an unrecognizable venomous wail. They wouldn’t stop. There was fury, rage, hate, poison in the noise.

    It wasn’t prose. It wasn’t song. It was a swarming, shrill, swirling noise.

    I leaned over to someone and whispered, “Pay attention, that’s what the Left sounds like.”

    Nothing they were yelling and howling could be heard. It was the sound of all of them, in discordant, rage-fueled, wild fury, that was so unearthly. I have never heard a sound like it before.

    Senator Dick Durbin said a few weeks ago in response to the committee that these were the sounds of democracy.

    No they weren’t. They were the sounds of a group of people tinkering with madness. They were the sounds of irrational, unhinged, and unmoored lunatics. These were the people who opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination. They were an embarrassment to themselves.

  117. Senile Old Guy

    Are we ready to be fooled again?

    Some of us were not fooled the first time. He was a classic narcissist.

  118. Elle

    Not to do with politics, but my father has been on death’s door the last few days, and we thought he was gone this time for sure, but he has pulled through after an epic nine hour operation, and spoke to me on the phone the first time this morning.

    Lost my mum in April this year after a hideous battle with cancer. Enjoy the time you have left with your dad, struth. And, yes, What our civilisation is capable of, is nothing but a pure miracle born of decent humanity, and we must defend it with all our might.

    Hear, hear!

    Bless.

  119. stackja

    Gab – Dick pretends he doesn’t recognize insanity.

  120. H B Bear

    Sorry bear, i can go with the money, but the personality disorder not so much.

    SloMo isn’t a narcissist, he’s a plodding middle manager who is so beige he merges into the low budget office furniture like a chameleon.

  121. bundyrum

    Tonights prayer.
    Please President Trump throw all Australian politicians out of the USA.
    Just dont send the thieving bastards back here.
    Amen

  122. struth

    I take that Scott Morrison doesn’t look across the Pacific to see how things should be done. He may have stopped the boats but how about looking after Australia and her interests first? The more you speak of the UN totalitarian regime struth the more it makes sense. Unelected swine that Morrison would do well to rid Australia of.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist, although sometimes I feel like it.

    You look up the secretary general and he is an out and proud International socialist and was president of that organisation.
    He then went on to be in charge of UN migration when the UN decided that anyone who hated the west and believed in Allah, was a refugee..

    Please tell me where I am wrong here, but the UN cannot possibly be worried about Climate Change when non western Countries and assorted socialist corruptocracies are allowed to build and are building, hundreds of coal powered stations.
    It seems that only western emissions cause climate change, and even if socialist shit holes like China are increasing their emissions by one Australia every week, it just doesn’t count…………………..nothing to see here folks.
    How absolutely predictable, that socialists would try to pull this stunt, yet our media, our paid off pollies and rabid western hating socialist public service, have been covering this up with blankets of bullshit.

  123. Jo Smyth

    Senile Old Guy, some of us were not fooled but enough people were and Labor won and in the next 7 years the country turned to mush and has never recovered.

  124. JC

    Gab
    #2834501, posted on October 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    The insane (literally) Left:

    Wait till we get to 6/3. 7/2 would send them to the Hotline.

    Ginsberg isn’t yet officially dead. Kagan or Sotomayor (forget which one) has serious issue with diabetes.

  125. bundyrum

    Jo S, i mostly agre but it has been 11 years not 7.

  126. Myrddin Seren

    Red China says Interpol chief corrupt.

    I am assuming this translates as:

    “Did not organise for Interpol to arrest all anti-CPC dissidents !”

  127. JC

    Where’s monster?

    Mons, get here and explain yourself.

  128. bundyrum

    Scooby, is he not next to you chomping on a steak.
    Asking for a friend.

  129. struth

    Lost my mum in April this year after a hideous battle with cancer.

    Condolences Elle.

    It’s a bugger this death thing.

    Everyone else’s takes it out of you as well.

    I’ll be dead as well, if Mrs Struth catches me still here.

  130. cohenite

    Graham Lloyd summarises the latest commie IPCC report: speaking of the insane, an excerpt:

    CSIRO research scientist and executive director of the Global Carbon Project, Dr Pep Canadell, said the special report was probably the last reminder that there were no insolvable biophysical or technical impediments to meet the lowest temperature targets in the Paris Agreement.

    But he said it would require the “almost immediate establishment of a global carbon market, carbon pricing across all sectors of the economy, massive energy efficiency gains, significant consumer changes in diets, actions to reduce peak global population, and the immediate and growing deployment of options for the direct removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, including the pervasive need for carbon capture and storage in most cases.“

    To meet the target, the use of coal for electricity would be ruled out from 2050.

    There would be drastic changes in land use, including reforestation and planting crops for energy to suck CO2 from the atmosphere and burying emissions when they were burnt.

    A shift in diet towards less meat was described in the summary for policy makers as the need for “healthy consumption patterns”, “responsible consumption” and “sustainable diets”.

    The provision of billions of dollars in finance to help developing nations would be crucial.

    Canadell is a typical alarmist scientist, in short an activist whose work has no semblance to or connection with reality. Canadell’s specialty is the carbon budget; he is a loon who advocates, apart from the concentration camp conditions above, that you can actually measure CO2, even from human sources. You can’t.

    Anyway soy beans all round and Soylent Green for breakfast.

  131. Gab

    Ginsberg isn’t yet officially dead.

    Bwahahahahaha! Love that line, JC.

  132. bundyrum

    Chin up Struth….hard times….best of luck.

  133. Siltstone

    Some of us were not fooled the first time. He was a classic narcissist.

    The “Potentially Great” narcissist sucked Sinc right in!

  134. Black Ball

    Anyone else seeing this accident in the US about a limousine going through a red light, killing 20 people? Looked to me that it was a T intersection judging by the graphic.

  135. calli

    Heh. Today Sydney trains were disrupted by an inordinate number of drivers calling in “sick”. It’s Monday and school holidays, natch.

    But it’s something more. Elections are coming up. And surprise, surprise! The odious Luke Foley tries to capitalise on the Clayton’s strike by opining that “we’ve had enough” (and vote for meeeeee).

    Prepare for more organised disruption. Including infrastructure due to be finished soon that suddenly blows out. After sixteen years of these despicable buggers, nothing would surprise me.

  136. Myrddin Seren

    Tonights prayer.
    Please President Trump throw all Australian politicians out of the USA.
    Just dont send the thieving bastards back here.
    Amen

    I am wondering if Australia’s political and diplomatic elites are the least bit curious as to why no U.S. Ambassador has been appointed to Canberra in – what – over two years ?

    Maybe the same treacherous xunts who had no idea of how to ‘congratulate’ POTUS Trump in 2016, and had to get Joe Hockey to dig up a phone number from Greg Norman, are a bit worried about what the real reply might be ?

    Maybe we should ask Alexander Downer ? He seems to have some ideas on US politics.

  137. Jo Smyth

    bundyrum, I was talking about the 7 years Labor was there, the Liberals were supposed to fix the mess but they failed.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone else seeing this accident in the US about a limousine going through a red light, killing 20 people? Looked to me that it was a T intersection judging by the graphic.

    Daily Mail is running with the story – four sisters among the dead.

  139. struth

    Chin up Struth….hard times….best of luck.

    Thanks mate, but it’s all good.
    My old man has pulled through a massive op again and all looks well for a while.

    It was Elle who lost her mum.

  140. bundyrum

    Jo….i know….but the real sad thing is can you ever see this shit caused by both parties being fixed?

  141. Tel

    But it’s something more. Elections are coming up. And surprise, surprise! The odious Luke Foley tries to capitalise on the Clayton’s strike by opining that “we’ve had enough” (and vote for meeeeee).

    More strikes right before an election, that makes perfect sense. People will helpfully be reminded of why they got fed up with unions running the country back in the 80’s.

  142. Myrddin Seren

    Anyway soy beans all round and Soylent Green for breakfast.

    Dang.

    Cohenite camped on the Soylent Green meme first.

    Anyway – in terms of the Green Elites’ rampant misanthropy – at least remember where the Soylent Green was sourced from ?

    These are a group of people who go to see the Hunger Games and wonder why everyone is cheering for that nasty girl in black, instead of nice President Snow in white ?? Look what a great job he did in re-wilding most of Panem, with just a few small ecologically sustainable communities of worker Proles doing some sustenance gathering. Literally the Green Dream.

  143. Makka

    I am wondering if Australia’s political and diplomatic elites are the least bit curious as to why no U.S. Ambassador has been appointed to Canberra in – what – over two years ?

    Oh they know alright.

    Trump wants the declassified FISA docs out first. A show and tell. Nunes is saying they’ll show collusion between UK and Australian intel agencies to aid the fabrications used by Fusion GPS and the Dems for the corrupt FBI to get the Mueller investigation kicked off.

    We aren’t flavour of the month in the WH.

  144. miltonf

    , and when Australia puts its word to something, it means something

    Sounds like old mutton-dressed-up-as-lamb. So keeping their work to the global marxists is more important than affordable and reliable electricity for the households and industry. Is ScoMo’s office full of Trumble hold overs?

  145. bundyrum

    M Seren.
    Prayer addendum.

    Mr President please lock Alexander Downer in Gitmo.

    Amen

  146. Myrddin Seren

    Anyone else seeing this accident in the US about a limousine going through a red light, killing 20 people? Looked to me that it was a T intersection judging by the graphic.

    Hill. T-intersection. Stop Sign.

    Fox News quoted the store owners as saying they had counted five semi-trailers fail to stop at the bottom of the hill and roll straight through the car park before yesterday.

    Limo driver must have been punting along to meet a schedule or brakes failed. Horrible tragedy. Want to bet the cops are picking up everyone’s phone and asking rels for access to social media for any posts from the back of the stretch before the accident ?

  147. bundyrum

    Struth…i understand, i have lost both of mine, but in my heart they still live.
    I am never able to describe the loss, but again i wish your father all the best.

  148. Jo Smyth

    bundyrum, not a chance with all this current mob. Don’t laugh, but the flicker of hope is if Cory Bernardi can get enough seats in the Senate and he and his Party can become the disrupters with a bit of help from Hanson. Something has got to change.

  149. struth

    Death to the Liberal Party.

    Death to the Traitorous liberal party.

    May it’s dead carcass rot in the sun , bloated as it already is.

    It is not over the top to wish this.
    I am not wishing the death of the actual politicians, but it seems they hold no regard for the thousands of Australians who gave their lives for this country.

    Traitors all.
    Including Abbott and anyone who stays in this party.
    They have an alternative.
    They can switch parties anytime they like.

  150. RobK

    Anyone else seeing this accident in the US about a limousine going through a red light, killing 20 people? Looked to me that it was a T intersection judging by the graphic.
    As vehicles become increasingly connected to IT, even to the extent of becoming autonomous, a suspicious person might question if vehicles are becomming a tool of clandestine murder via hacking.

  151. vr

    I need some advice. Thanks in advance.

    I got an infringement notice because of failure “to obey traffic lights”. According to the notice, the elapsed time on red is 1.2 secs. The penalty is $403.

    What is the probability of success of appealing this? the lights were amber when I was at the intersection and turned red as turing. Stopping would have been impossible.

  152. Makka

    a suspicious person might question if vehicles are becomming a tool of clandestine murder via hacking.

    The Chicoms have been exposed doing exactly this , hacking drones, warships and aircraft.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

    Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships. And Elemental was just one of hundreds of Supermicro customers.

  153. jupes

    Death to the Liberal Party.

    Death to the Traitorous liberal party.

    May it’s dead carcass rot in the sun , bloated as it already is.

    This cannot happen soon enough.

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well, as I noted Calli, many of these sites require faith alone, and are often contentious, so here I am reporting on tourism not history. In fact, I had read that John was thought to have baptised in another part of the Jordan, but that the water quality there did not favour mass religious tourism. 🙂

    Which reminds me – I must put in a commentary on tour guides when I have more time than now. I have put my impressions of Masada at 11.12pm on the end of Ye Olde Threade. Much amvivalence re the actual history there too. And something perhaps important about the so-called Tombs of King David.

    Off to Athens later today.

  155. Black Ball

    Limo driver must have been punting along to meet a schedule or brakes failed. Horrible tragedy. Want to bet the cops are picking up everyone’s phone and asking rels for access to social media for any posts from the back of the stretch before the accident ?

    Background check of driver

  156. Roger

    But he said it would require the “almost immediate establishment of a global carbon market, carbon pricing across all sectors of the economy, massive energy efficiency gains, significant consumer changes in diets, actions to reduce peak global population, and the immediate and growing deployment of options for the direct removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, including the pervasive need for carbon capture and storage in most cases.“

    Why, you’d need one world government to effect all that.

  157. struth

    What is the probability of success of appealing this? the lights were amber when I was at the intersection and turned red as turing. Stopping would have been impossible.

    This is Australia.
    Start off with petty crimes like bank robbery and murder.
    Do not attempt this sort of thing immediately.
    If you are white and male, well you deserve all you have coming to you.
    If you can get away with it, grow a beard and enter the court praising Allah.
    It really is your only hope.

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ps Calli, best for your own upcoming trip to the US.

  159. Roger

    What is the probability of success of appealing this? the lights were amber when I was at the intersection and turned red as turing. Stopping would have been impossible.

    Your rear wheels need be passed the stop line to turn on a red without committing a traffic offence, vr.

  160. Empire 5:5

    The Chicoms have been exposed doing exactly this , hacking drones, warships and aircraft.

    The means by which the hacking has been achieved is a point of contention. The “grain of rice” claim doesn’t stack up according to many credible hardware dudes, but it seems there are other ways to comp the processing that would more difficult to detect.

  161. vr

    Your rear wheels need be passed the stop line to turn on a red without committing a traffic offence, vr.

    How does one check this? Should I ask to view the photo? Thanks, Roger.

  162. struth

    Pseudo climate scientist apparently knows what politics is required to fix this, therefore offers his unqualified advice on something he knows nothing about.
    Am I then wrong for dismissing the entirety of his bullshit?

  163. calli

    the water quality there did not favour mass religious tourism

    True. I felt a little crushed when our Jordanian guide told me. So I had a quick look in my Bible.

    I was wrong. Horrors! 🤣

  164. JC

    They’re total fucking dicks. vr.

    I stopped for exactly 5 mins running an errand and parked in a loading zone. I was ticketed. They’re arseholes. Ticket scum bags are all going to hell.

  165. bundyrum

    Jo, things will not change until the sheeple begin to see through it, most of the voters in Australia look to the TV & see shit that they think is true….social media has made most of them brainwashed.
    The education system has dumbed them down & infected their brains.
    Most (i think) on this site are a bit older & have seen actions mean consequences….these people coming througb have no idea of critical thinking & they will be the future leaders.
    My wife & I experienced one of those wonderful teenage pregnancies & had the full force of the family court put on us……not a bag of laughs.
    That granddaughter has now been through the wonderful educational system here in Queensland & is full blooded communist & a lesbian to boot.
    Fuck Australia.

  166. struth

    Always ask for the photo.
    I may be wrong but I believe it is your FRONT wheels that need to be already over the line.
    I have had photos of the rear of b doubles and road trains photographed as it sometimes takes too long when loaded to get the whole thing across the line from a standing start.
    I’ve got out of all of those fines.

  167. What is the probability of success of appealing this?

    zip. A mate braked hard for bicycle red light runner and stalled.
    Left the intersection on red (after entering on green).
    Infringement notice challenge failed. Just cost him more money.

  168. calli

    Part of the problem is the drying up of the Jordan because industry and irrigation. Jordan blames Israel (natch). Archeological sites once covered in water are now exposed.

    Which leads me to the obvious – the flow into the Dead Sea was once much less than it is today.

  169. Makka

    but it seems there are other ways to comp the processing that would more difficult to detect.

    The point is, the Chicoms are devoting considerable resources to this and by the time it’s discovered it’s way too late.

  170. I believe it is your FRONT wheels that need to be already over the line

    Dont think so. I queried that when only the tail of my vehicle saw red. (I never saw a red light)

  171. calli

    Or….the land itself could be changing. The Jordan lies on an intersection of continental plates. It’s part of the African Rift.

  172. Top Ender

    Incoming – take cover:

    On Air is Mike Carlton’s story, no holds barred.

    Mike Carlton was born to controversy. His father Jimmy, a renowned Olympic athlete and later a Catholic priest, married his mother after a whirlwind wartime courtship. This scandal was hushed up at first, but eventually it made headlines. Six years later, Jimmy Carlton died in his wife’s arms, felled by asthma.

    It was a tough beginning. Mike would have a Sydney suburban childhood where every penny counted. Unable to afford a university education, he left school at sixteen to begin a life in journalism that would propel him to the top, as one of Australia’s best-known media figures. In an often turbulent career of more than fifty years he has been a war correspondent, political reporter, a TV news and current affairs reporter, an award-winning radio presenter in both Sydney and London, an outspoken newspaper columnist and a biting satirist.

    The gushing endorsement at the link from Kathy Lette is so awful a trigger warning is necessary.

    Looks like he is on the road in Victoria and SA.

  173. vr

    JC — I feel your pain.

    In the past, I have just paid the fine. But, this seems so egregious. I was following other cars and no way could have stopped.

  174. struth

    Dont think so. I queried that when only the tail of my vehicle saw red. (I never saw a red light)

    Look, you may be right, but don’t believe what you are told by the likes of cops.

    Take it to court.
    Always.

    Cops wouldn’t know a law if they fell over one, they just make bullshit up, write it on the ticket, especially if they sniff an idiot.
    The judge will do the same, if he thinks he can.
    (not calling you an idiot, just saying they will always try it on)

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    On Air is Mike Carlton’s story, no holds barred.

    I’ll put it on the shelf next to Shah Hanson Young’s literary efforts.

  176. vr

    Struth.

    I believe it is your FRONT wheels that need to be already over the line

    I just checked the photo. My rear wheel was on the stop line. There was no way I could’ve have stopped without stopping in the middle of the intersection.

  177. Hydra

    What on earth happened to the limo that all 18 were killed? Did it explode?

    Surely the chances of no survivors in a car built like that are low.

  178. Makka

    What on earth happened to the limo that all 18 were killed? Did it explode?

    Who was in the limo?

  179. jupes

    Lizzie did you get up to the Golan Heights at all?

    Some excellent wineries in that part of the world.

  180. Senile Old Guy

    I got an infringement notice because of failure “to obey traffic lights”. According to the notice, the elapsed time on red is 1.2 secs. The penalty is $403.

    I got done similarly. Photo is included in the NT. Not worth my time trying to contest.

  181. RobK

    Surely the chances of no survivors in a car built like that are low.
    If they were built like the US President’s “Beast”, yes, but strech limos are custom built so results can vary because original specs are changed.

  182. Nick

    It was a tough beginning. Mike would have a Sydney suburban childhood where every penny counted. Unable to afford a university education, he left school at sixteen to begin a life in journalism

    Hang on, didn’t he attend the expensive, Barker College ?

  183. Empire 5:5

    Red China says Interpol chief corrupt.

    Would you be surprised if he was?

  184. Hydra

    What on earth happened to the limo that all 18 were killed? Did it explode?

    Who was in the limo?

    The driver plus 17 people, I assume.

    If they were built like the US President’s “Beast”, yes, but strech limos are custom built so results can vary because original specs are changed.

    Guess what I’m never hiring…

  185. Jo Smyth

    bundyrum, ha ha, hope you feel better after that little rant. Families and politics are a pain. Maybe it’s time to get that caravan and set off on that long, long trip and leave your troubles behind. You can still keep in touch with reality, if you want, via the Cat.

  186. Pedro the Ignorant

    1.2 seconds over the line on a red light?

    You vile criminal.

    Pay your penance money and be thankful you weren’t tasered and bashed by the wallopers.

  187. calli

    Hang on, didn’t he attend the expensive, Barker College ?

    He most certainly did, as did his children.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What on earth happened to the limo that all 18 were killed? Did it explode?

    Who was in the limo?

    From the Daily Mail –

    What we know so far

    Friends and family of Amy Steenburg were killed en route to celebrate her 30th birthday, Saturday in upstate New York when their 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine
    Witnesses say they saw the vehicle doing 60mph shortly before it lost control and careened across the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30A
    Shot into the parking lot Apple Barrel County Store in Schoharie, where it hit a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander
    The Toyota was sent spinning into two pedestrians standing nearby who were struck and killed
    All 17 passengers, and the driver of the limo were also killed
    National Transportation Safety Board said it was the deadliest transportation accident in the US since a 2009 plane crash in Buffalo killed 50 people
    Victims include sisters Abigail Jackson, Mary Dyson, Allison King and Amy Steenburg, and their husbands Adam Jackson, Robert Dyson and Axel Steenburg
    Newlyweds Erin and Shane McGowan, Amy Steenburg’s brother-in-law, Rich Steenburg, and Matthew Coons, Savannah Devonne also died

  189. Empire 5:5

    “I’m not a conspiracy guy. In fact, I’ve spent most of my life knocking down conspiracy theories,” said Clarke, who ran afoul of the second Bush administration when he criticized the decision to invade Iraq after 9/11. “But my rule has always been you don’t knock down a conspiracy theory until you can prove it [wrong]. And in the case of Michael Hastings, what evidence is available publicly is consistent with a car cyber attack. And the problem with that is you can’t prove it.”

    Maybe someone can.

    https://m.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/michael-hastings-car-hacked_n_3492339

  190. Herodotus

    Following on from Rafe’s post, looks like some commenters at the Oz have drawn attention to the McLean climate data audit and Graham Lloyd has done a second article today to cover it.

  191. JC

    Aussie looks like its going to cut through 70 cents. However, the cross rate against the Euro ( Euro /AUD) looks out of whack though.

  192. bundyrum

    Sorry Jo for what you thought was a rant….it probably was, but i am so fed up of our political class, their attitude to the Australian citizens is beyond belief.
    I just don’t see a positive future for this country.
    I only see civil resistance in the future.
    I apologise if that offends you.

  193. dopey

    Good on you Lizzie. Australia’s Joanna Lumley.

  194. Johno

    Hope so JC I got on at 704c. Lookin good

  195. JC

    Actually George, it may not be as bad as you think. If the power rests with the senate, which looks like it will be for the foreseeable future, it doesn’t really matter which party is in control of the lower house, because they will be mostly unable to do shit. It’s the reason I think the Liars Party is not a huge threat.

  196. .

    vr
    #2834545, posted on October 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I need some advice. Thanks in advance.

    I got an infringement notice because of failure “to obey traffic lights”. According to the notice, the elapsed time on red is 1.2 secs. The penalty is $403.

    What is the probability of success of appealing this? the lights were amber when I was at the intersection and turned red as turing. Stopping would have been impossible.

    Ask for a review if possible. Be very polite about it, make note of your prior good history.

  197. John Constantine

    The majority of votes in their united totalitarian nations are not free western nations.

    The majority of votes are from nations that hate the free west and want to corruptly loot its wealth, censor the English language from the pages of history, replace the dollar, overthrow the western rule of law and place colonies of their excess and disposable unmarried military age male voters into every western country, funded by the Neanderthal pale stale males they despise.

    The western left’s wymynsys fully support this and get an emotional thrill from having two cultures fight over them to the death. They don’t deliberately want to live in the smoking ruins of a collapsed economic slum, but they simply must have the fighting that leads there.

    Comrades.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You vile criminal.

    Pay your penance money and be thankful you weren’t tasered and bashed by the wallopers.

    Police officer charged over taser used on Perth driver after random breath test
    Kate CampbellPerthNow
    October 7, 2018 12:00AM
    Kate Campbell
    Topics
    WA News

    AN experienced cop who tasered a driver at point-blank range after he had been pulled over for a random breath test in Fremantle last year has been charged with assault.

    The Sunday Times can reveal that the officer at the centre of the high-profile incident, Senior Constable Keenan who has been with the WA Police Force for 25 years, has been charged with two counts of common assault.

    This latest development comes after three police internal investigations, conducted before a damning Corruption and Crime Commission report was released in March, found the officer had done nothing wrong. After the CCC was tabled, Sen-Const Keenan was stood aside and police ordered another internal review.

  199. bundyrum

    Scooby, ya dumb fuck, that is precisely why we are going nowhere ya daft bastard.

  200. JC

    Johno

    Most of my net worth is is US dollars – US stocks. That is, x’ing out my real estate. Every time this crap drops I make money….

    Funny thing is though that I don’t really see it as making money because I’m not going to convert it to Aussie in a hurry. Also most of the shit I want is generally priced in US Dollars in a sense, so it’s not really making money, is it.

    I guess what I’m doing is holding up my net worth against Americans to some extent and certainly moving past Australians who don’t have foreign assets.

    It’s a really interesting thought process.

    I really measure my net worth in the Big Dollar anyway. All the other currencies including the Aussie is really toy money. 🙂

    Money has to be green and made of cotton paper to have any worth at all.

  201. vr

    Thanks everyone….Appreciate it.

  202. They don’t deliberately want to live in the smoking ruins of a collapsed economic slum, but they simply must have the fighting that leads there.

    +100 John

  203. bundyrum

    Scooby, you given up on Sydney Airport?

  204. Bundyrum;

    things will not change until the sheeple begin to see through it, most of the voters in Australia look to the TV & see shit that they think is true…

    The Child Bride watches ABC TV and and the regional one every day. Nearly every time I walk past, it is some BLM/Australia show telling her how horrible the white man is and how both Aboriginal and Maori peoples lived in an idyllic, peaceful life before we arrived. The change in her personality over the last five years is astounding.
    She believes everything she sees and seems to have lost all critical reasoning ability.
    It’s not looking good.

  205. John Constantine

    The threat of shorten is his willingness for bastardry.

    Say he employs a few thousand activists in a special State department to assess the two million visa holders currently in Australia for full voting rights.
    Suddenly every socialist potential voter on visa is an ‘Australian Dreamer’ and has their application stamped by yasmynys, and the next election is branch stacked for eternal socialism.

    Just because shorten is a figure of ridicule and loathing does not mean he cannot sneak around under cover of darkness and fling open the city gates for the raiders, after setting fire to everything flammable.

    Everybody that has underestimated the treachery of shorten is a crushed ruin, only the monomaniacal mini-turnbull remains.

  206. JC

    Ask for a review if possible. Be very polite about it, make note of your prior good history.

    You don’t have to be polite. It cost around 30 bucks several years ago. I guess it’s up to 50 bucks by now. They’re total arseholes too. One of the family business vans was booked for speeding. This one was in my father’s name, who at the time was in a nursing home and could ‘t have possibly been the driver. I called them, wrote to them and they still refused to remove the fine. I didn’t know who drove the van – as all the fuckers denied it. I couldn’t even make out the driver from the pic, you can obtain on their website. They wouldn’t let go, as they wanted the 400 odd bucks. I sent it to the lawyer who informed them we be going to court. It was only then they removed the fine with a stipulation that we change the ownership on the registration. They’re scum. Total scum. All the speeding and fine scum should be guillotined come the revolution.

  207. Jo Smyth

    bundyrum, believe me, I am not offended. I totally agree with your sentiments

  208. Makka

    Say he employs a few thousand activists in a special State department to assess the two million visa holders currently in Australia for full voting rights.
    Suddenly every socialist potential voter on visa is an ‘Australian Dreamer’ and has their application stamped by yasmynys, and the next election is branch stacked for eternal socialism.

    Socialism, good and hard after the complete destruction of the Libs. It’s our only hope.

  209. JC

    George:

    Have you given up on sucking dick?

  210. Johno

    like the lady said.” The american dollar will always be worth 100 cents.Other currencies can do as they please.” I can’t recall who said that but I read it years ago and history has proved her right.

  211. JC

    Socialism, good and hard after the complete destruction of the Libs. It’s our only hope.

    Yea, that strategy has worked a treat in Venezuela, you idiot.

  212. JC

    Dot.

    You have to check, because you really don’t know if the fuckers are lying.. They totally lie too.

  213. thefrollickingmole

    Verbum Caro Factum Est Et Habitat In Noris.

    Ill run that through the Paco industries latin to english translator.

    “Dont speak crap to Chuck Norris when hes at home”.

    Wise men those ancients..

  214. Des Deskperson

    ‘It was a tough beginning. Mike would have a Sydney suburban childhood where every penny counted. Unable to afford a university education, he left school at sixteen to begin a life in journalism’

    This sort of dragged myself up from the gutter boast is a generic component of any ‘progressive’s’ bio.

    Annual fees for year 10 students at Barker college are currently $31,630

    Average University tuition fees in Australia are currently around $25,000.

    Assuming the ratio was roughly the same c.1962, Carton’s family could have easily afforded to send him university.

  215. Makka

    Yea, that strategy has worked a treat in Venezuela, you idiot.

    You’re one of the clowns sucked in by Scummo. Just as you were sucked in by Turdball. Your credibility in these things counts for shit nothing, dickhead.

  216. bundyrum

    Winston, i am gearing up to go hide somewhere in Asia….not sure where yet, i suppose it depends on living costs & visa stuff.
    I just want to be a bit near a beach (maybe) .cheapish rent & reasonable internet.
    Just run my last years without being fucked over by the robbing bastards both state & federally & if a local girl pops along …fine….if not fine too 🙂
    The west can go fk itself.

  217. .

    Of course you check, but it isn’t like an employee getting fined. and signing a statutory declaration to say you weren’t driving.

  218. miltonf

    John C you only have to think of Clean Event and Chicita Mushrooms.

  219. Atoms for Peace

    Z2KA..The way this country is going, the cops won’t be able to afford the recharge costs of tasers.

  220. .

    Annual fees for year 10 students at Barker college are currently $31,630

    Average University tuition fees in Australia are currently around $25,000.

    Assuming the ratio was roughly the same c.1962, Carton’s family could have easily afforded to send him university.

    Cue the Seinfeld music. Or the Curb Your Enthusiasm tune.

  221. C.L.

    I found it interesting how minimalist the Clintons were re Kavanaugh.
    God knows I loathe them and their machine but nobody ever said they were slow on the uptake when it comes to political skulduggery. It seems they intuited that the Democrats were going ten bridges too far and didn’t wan to hitch their star – albeit a dying star – to the crazy wagon.
    The Clintons as the new Blue Dogs. Scary.

  222. mh

    A rare occurrence, Australia made the news overseas.

    Stormy Daniels Sorry for Mocking Donald Trump’s Penis

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/07/stormy-daniels-sorry-for-mocking-donald-trumps-penis/

  223. JC

    The trouble with hoping the Libs collapse is that the Liars may be in power for a long time and people have a fuse.

    The best thing to expert/aim for is the Libs change the way candidates are chosen. The punters are far more conservative than most of them, so you could see change this way.

  224. .

    Because C.L., she wants to run again.

    I still reckon they’ll go for Maggie Hassan or Kamala Harris.

  225. bundyrum

    Hey Scooby, keep thanking your wife…its wonderful.

  226. Death Giraffe

    Maori peoples lived in an idyllic, peaceful life

    ..
    They fucking killed and ate each other.
    I grew up under a monument to a cannibal feast where the North Island Maoris ate most of the southern ones.

  227. JC

    You’re one of the clowns sucked in by Scummo.

    Just as you were sucked in by Turdball.

    Hoping they turn it around is something you can’t understand, you disembling bullshit artist.

    Your credibility in these things counts for shit nothing, dickhead.

    Whereas yours is just great hey? You still refuse to expand on your economic vision, which is closing down imports, ratcheting up wages for your kin and tightening up more on career licensing – again to help your kin. Kinship economics is what i call it.

  228. Atoms for Peace

    Clinton will look great going up a travelator on Airfarce One.

  229. Nick

    Maori peoples lived in an idyllic, peaceful life

    ..
    They fucking killed and ate each other.
    I grew up under a monument to a cannibal feast where the North Island Maoris ate most of the southern ones.

    Hahahaha. It’s true.
    I love the Cat.

  230. Makka

    The best thing to expert/aim for is the Libs change the way candidates are chosen.

    I’m not sure how you could expect anything like this to happen given the way the likes of Photios and crew rig the selection process. The fact is the Libs are currently green, ruinables and Big ‘Straya with enough brain dead support to get elected. They won’t change, can’t change until they are voted out and then, hopefully destroyed.

  231. bundyrum

    Scooby,
    Please ask her to not scratch my back so much though & that bad habit of asking me if i want a krispy creme & a donut puts me off.
    The steak was ok though….tell munty i apologise for eating that?
    Yay Sydney Airport.

  232. JC

    Because C.L., she wants to run again.

    I still reckon they’ll go for Maggie Hassan or Kamala Harris.

    And American pal, an old trader type reckons to look out for this bint, but I’ve never heard of her. He reckons she will be the next prez…. Amy Klobuchar.

    Doesn’t mean he’s right twice, but he also predicted the Kenyan 1/3 of the way into the primaries.

  233. .

    What Australia ought to have when Shorten wins is an obstructive, stonewalling right-wing Senate crossbench of minor parties that only allows supply, tax cuts, deregulation, debt rectification and a military buildup with superior platforms and munitions.

    They should all cut a deal and push putting sitting members last.

    I will cut the deal myself on my ballot paper.

    Sadly, such a government might be very good compared to anything we’ve had over the last half-century.

  234. Atoms for Peace

    Once were Vegan Warriors ay…..

  235. Elle

    So Bold and the Beautiful is done and dusted. Now Australian Survivor! One guy and three women left. Sinc, who is going to win? It’s exciting viewing! 🤗

  236. JC

    I’m not sure how you could expect anything like this to happen given the way the likes of Photios and crew rig the selection process. The fact is the Libs are currently green, ruinables and Big ‘Straya with enough brain dead support to get elected. They won’t change, can’t change until they are voted out and then, hopefully destroyed.

    ~40% of the fuckers are.

    Doofus, do you realize how much fucking damage the lairs can do after the next election? Have you thought about it, or are you just mouthing off bullshit you’ve read here before, because you don’t have one original thought in your skull?

    This isn’t Liars from 2007. This is basically a Corbyn labor party we’re talking about. Reversing what they do would be almost impossible.

  237. Death Giraffe

    So peaceful.
    So idyllic.

    It is said that rather than see his daughter enslaved, Te Maiharanui strangled her and threw her overboard. Te Rauparaha then gave Te Maiharanui to the wife of the Ngāti Toa chief Te Peehi, who killed Te Maiharanui by slow torture. His wife suffered the same fate. The involvement of an English captain in this matter became a serious concern for Governor Darling of New South Wales, who was responsible for Britons in New Zealand at the time. Stewart was placed on trial in Sydney as an accomplice to murder, but because the Ngāi Tahu witnesses were considered heathens, they were not allowed to take the oath and were therefore ‘incompetent’ to act as witnesses. Stewart and his crew escaped punishment.

  238. Eddystone

    Hey Arky. There were about 200 Model A fords at Murray Bridge on the weekend.

    Quite a sight to see dozens of them driving down the street.

  239. JC

    Last time the liars had clear air was just after the independents appointed the Lying Slapper as PM and she went hell for leather. The Slapper looks positively classic liberal compared to Tits.

  240. Jo Smyth

    Dot, that is what I’ve been saying for ages, Cory and Hanson disrupting in the Senate. Surely we can arrange that.

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