Wednesday Forum: November 7, 2018

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  1. thefrollickingmole

    Im so humble I wont claim podium.

  2. Eyrie

    That took care of the podium!

  3. Wil

    The Dan Andrews secret deal with the Chinese Communist Government and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ has evidently been sealed.
    Poor fellow, my homeland.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Melbourne Cup: Bill Shorten cashes in with $20 on winner Cross Counter

    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    Rachel Baxendale
    Victorian Political Reporter
    @rachelbaxendale
    1:00AM November 7, 2018
    1 Comment

    Just as fresh polling revealed a two-point jump in Labor’s primary vote, Bill Shorten tasted success of another kind; a $20 bet on Cup winner Cross Counter.

    Mr Shorten and wife Chloe celebrated Cup day in Flemington’s Birdcage along with a host of federal politicians who made their way to the track.

    In the Tabcorp marquee, the Shortens joined a key ally of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, Craig Laundy, his wife Suzie Crowe, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and husband Stuart Ayres, as well as Labor senator Kimberley Kitching and her husband, ALP figure Andrew Landeryou.

    Mr Shorten had his money on Muntaaha, Magic Circle, Yucatan, Sound Check and Runaway, in a box. In a later bet, he put $20 on winner Cross Counter.

    “I’ve got proof,” he told The Australian of his win, showing his winning ticket.

    From the Oz. Comraaaaades!

  5. mh

    “I’ve got proof,” he told The Australian of his win, showing his winning ticket.

    Sad.

  6. Wil

    So Long, it’s been good to know yer, USA
    Gooday, just come and get us anytime, China.

    What! You already have?

  7. NB

    “Dan Andrews secret deal with the Chinese Communist Government and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ ”
    Genius.
    Cancel a road we need. Help communist China with their road to domination of the region.
    I am repeatedly bewildered as to how ALP thought and decision processes operate. What very strange conversations must have occurred. Imagine them! The only comparison I have is Monty Python, or memoirs of the Cambridge Five.

  8. Myrddin Seren

    The Dan Andrews secret deal with the Chinese Communist Government and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ has evidently been sealed.

    Poor fellow, my homeland.

    Look at the bright side.

    Once the PLA-N have a naval base in Port Phillip Bay, Melbournabad is most unlikely to get nuked in any major outbreak of hostilities in the western Pacific.

    #Winning

    Comrades

  9. Eyrie

    Whaddya means, Myrddin? The US will nuke it then. No loss to us to lose Melbourne, anyway.

  10. H B Bear

    Victoriastan now a Chicom satellite state. That should help with the Chinese education/citizenship ponzi marketing.

  11. The Barking Toad

    In the top 50 for a change!

    And Paul Kelly is a wanker – at best.

  12. The Barking Toad

    and an old lesbian

  13. Atoms for Peace., ,

    Just keeping an ear cocked for the sound of whining from CA.

  14. Top Ender

    Lift your gaze from the USA to the heavens…

    Object may have been alien spacecraft, Harvard scientists say

    By TOM WHIPPLE
    THE TIMES

    Oumuamua didn’t look like an asteroid. The interstellar object didn’t behave like a comet either. But, Harvard scientists say, it did look and behave just like something else: an alien probe from a distant solar system.

    Astronomers have said that we should consider the possibility, however unlikely, that the most intriguing object to be spotted in space in years might be even more fascinating than we thought.

    Oumuamua roughly translates from Hawaiian as “distant messenger from the past”. When it was seen last year, close to the sun, it caused a sensation. From its trajectory, it could only have come from outside our solar system, making it the first such confirmed interstellar traveller to be observed.

    By analysing the oscillations in the way that it reflected light, it appeared to be irregularly shaped and tumbling. One interpretation of the oscillations was that it looked a bit like a cigar. The strangest thing about it, though, was its movement. It accelerated.

    One explanation is Oumuamua was a comet venting gas, which would have led to a rocket effect. But if so, that should have produced a visible tail and affected its spin, and neither was seen.

    In a paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, chairmen of astronomy at Harvard, offered another possibility. “The object would be like a sail,” Dr Bialy said. “Very thin, with a large area and a small mass.”

    This would mean solar radiation would be strong enough to produce a detectable shift in its movement, explaining the acceleration. It would also mean that the amount of light it reflected would change with its orientation, explaining the oscillation seen in light coming off Oumuamua.

    There is just one problem. “We don’t know of any natural material that can form such a thing,” Dr Bialy said. Aliens, however, could. “Even if there’s a small chance,” he added, “it’s so interesting that we can’t ignore that.”

    — The Times

  15. Old School Conservative

    Mother load, your post on the old OF was intriguing.
    Some short years ago I would have laughed uproariously at your humour.
    Today I have to sit and analyse the same piece for satire or real life.
    It takes the fun out of reading.

  16. The Barking Toad

    Don’t you just love these grant seeking scientists…. “may”….”could”……

    Object may have been alien spacecraft, Harvard scientists say

  17. wivenhoe

    Don’t you just love these grant seeking scientists…. “may”….”could”……
    Object may have been alien spacecraft, Harvard scientists say

    On the other hand, It could have been a drop of bird excrement on the lens.

  18. min

    There goes any semblance of a democracy. How can a society function without law and order and when those who run it are above the law?

  19. 2dogs

    This article seems a bit suspicious.

    Where in NZ is there wilderness that one is allowed to go live and hunt in?

  20. lotocoti

    Once the PLA-N have a naval base …

    I seem to recall a plan to dredge Port Phillip Bay running into greenie trouble.
    Only racists would try to stop the Chinese from doing it.

  21. Tator

    US Midterms, the GOP has kept the Senate already, now just waiting on Congress to finish up.

  22. Snoopy

    Juan Williams is feeling the pain.

  23. hzhousewife

    Where in NZ is there wilderness that one is allowed to go live and hunt in?

    Wot, no giardia?

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sarah Hanson-Young’s defamation case against Leyonhjelm gets green light

    An hour ago November 7, 2018

    Sarah Hanson-Young’s defamation lawsuit against a fellow senator will proceed, with the Federal Court rejecting a bid to have it halted.

    The Greens senator is suing Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm over interviews he gave between June 28 and July 2to Sky News, Melbourne radio station 3AW and the ABC’s 7.30 program, and a media statement posted on Medium.com on June 28.

    In the material, he elaborated on his comment to Senator Hanson-Young on the floor of parliament to “stop shagging men” amid a debate on legislation seeking to prevent violence against women.

    She said the NSW Liberal Democrat senator was “slut shaming” her and had defamed her by suggesting she was a hypocrite and misandrist who had made an “absurd claim that all men are rapists”.

    However, Senator Leyonhjelm said he had not defamed Senator Hanson-Young and that she was “not even suing over the slut shaming argument

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Comment, in moderation, for the ‘r’ word, but the Federal Court is allowing the defamation action, launched by Sarah Hanson Young, to proceed.

  26. Victoria University’s long-planned vertical city campus will soon be built at 364-378 Little Lonsdale Street in the west of Melbourne’s CBD, with the industry super-funded company ISPT signing on as developer.

    The march through the institutions steamrolls along…
    Interested to know what the taxpayer is on the hook for a long term lease, straight into the Trade Union’s tax-free pocket.

  27. Boambee John

    Same scam as the ANAO lease of John Curtin House from the ALP in the 1990s.

    The ANAO would have torn to shreds any other Commonwealth agency which had signed such a lease with such “generous” escalation clauses.

  28. Up The Workers!

    Who put Shorten’s $20 wager on the Cup winner?

    I don’t suppose it would have been the boss of Chiquita Mushrooms, or Unibuilt Constructions or Cleanevent by any chance?

    Whoever it was, it was almost certainly O.P.M.

  29. Mother Lode

    Today I have to sit and analyse the same piece for satire or real life.

    The light bulb one?

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Accused Bourke St rampage killer pleads not guilty
    Rebekah Cavanagh, Herald Sun
    21 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    BOURKE St rampage accused James Gargasoulas has maintained his innocence as his Supreme Court trial kicks off.

    Mr Gargasoulas, 28, today pleaded not guilty to all 33 charges, including six counts of murder and 27 of reckless conduct endangering life.

    He stood in the dock and answered “not guilty” when asked how he pleaded to all charges over last year’s January 20 deadly incident.
    Mr Gargasoulas outside court. Picture: AAP

    He sat down and took a drink of water after entering his pleas, before leaning back and crossing his arms.

    It will be alleged he mowed down dozens of pedestrians, driving onto footpaths in the busy retail strip during the lunchtime rush hour.

    Among those killed were three-month-old Zachary Matthew-Bryant, 10-year-old schoolgirl Thalia Hakin, Bhavita Patel, 33, Jessica Mudie, 22, Yosuke Kanno, 25, and Matthew Si, 33.

    Mr Gargasoulas’s arraignment marks the start of his trial.

    A jury of 13 people – seven women and six men — have been empanelled.

    Justice Mark Weinberg warned jurors they may view material that could be “somewhat confronting” throughout the trial.

    He said the alleged incident had been the subject of “significant publicity”.

    The Supreme Court judge said it would be a “relatively short trial” of only up to two weeks.

    The trial, which will hear evidence from 20 witnesses, continues

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    Object may have been alien spacecraft, Harvard scientists say

    I see that I now have to reread Rendezvous with Rama again.
    The similarity is creepy, although this beastie was much smaller than Rama was in the novel.

  32. rickw

    A jury of 13 people – seven women and six men — have been empanelled.

    Why hasn’t the jury been dismissed for being unbalanced? That’s not 51% female and I don’t see appropriate representation of gay, lesbian, transgender and the rest of the alphabet of mental illness.

  33. egg_

    The Dan Andrews secret deal with the Chinese Communist Government and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ has evidently been sealed.

    Quasimodo has teamed up with The Hood?

  34. egg_

    ABC journos are going to strike?
    Blessing be upon us.

  35. Senile Old Guy

    I see that I now have to reread Rendezvous with Rama again. The similarity is creepy, although this beastie was much smaller than Rama was in the novel.

    Excellent book! Rama II was okay but the series went down hill after it.

  36. Snoopy

    Up The Workers!
    #2858925, posted on November 7, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Who put Shorten’s $20 wager on the Cup winner?

    I don’t suppose it would have been the boss of Chiquita Mushrooms, or Unibuilt Constructions or Cleanevent by any chance?

    Whoever it was, it was almost certainly O.P.M.

    And they backed every horse to ensure Bill had a win.

  37. Cactus

    Damn these midterms. I started to beleive my own BS that the GOP could keep the house. I really wanted the brain explosions on the left. Dammit.

  38. Myrddin Seren

    So Stimpy returns to the Mid-Term Election thread, and everyone is hanging out over there partying on with the Cool Guy.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    Excellent book!

    SOG – I have to finish ‘Uncompromising Honor’ first though. I just started it yesterday. Latest David Weber book, which came out early Oct. Impressively he’s notched up a quarter century writing the Honor Harrington series of novels. I can’t wait for the last in the Safehold series, which is due in January.

  40. Myrddin Seren

    Oumuamua didn’t look like an asteroid.

    The strangest thing about it, though, was its movement. It accelerated.

    The Donald offered the world the protection of Space Force.

    But no – the women of America chose Alexandria Occasional-Cortex and free contraceptives.

    You will all live to rue this day…..all is proceeding as had been foretold.

  41. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacchooking – some ar$eclown, who lit a fire during a total fire ban, leading to the local volunteers – of which I’m one – being up half the night fighting said fire, fronts the court today. Hanging, drawing and quartering not an option…

  42. JC

    Cactus

    I haven’t seen the winning margins but I would bet a dollar these seats weren’t won with unassailable major majorities. Sure, a win is a win but the D’rats will throw caution to the winds and party like it Xmas every day.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zulu – Shame you aren’t in NSW. Our Gladys just put the penalty for arson up to 21 years.

    Of course the chance of getting a magistrate to actually apply such a penalty to the little shit is slim. But it’s the thought that counts.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Salvinvi offers sanctuary for ‘blaspheming’ Christian woman

    By Tom Kington
    The Times
    10:04AM November 7, 2018
    No Comments

    Italy has intervened in the fate of a Christian Pakistani woman facing death threats in her homeland by offering to grant her asylum.

    Matteo Salvini, the anti-migrant interior minister and deputy prime minister, said Rome was working with other countries to help Asia Bibi, who is barred from leaving Pakistan even though she was acquitted of blasphemy last month after spending eight years on death row.

    Despite the decision of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, protesters have demanded her execution. Some have called for the murder of the judges.

    Ms Bibi, 47, a mother of five, is still being held in jail amid fears that she will be attacked if she is released in Pakistan. Her family have not seen her since last month. Mr Salvini said: “I want women and children whose lives are at risk to be able to have a secure future, in our country or in other Western countries, so I will do everything humanly possible to guarantee that [for Ms Bibi].”

    From the Oz.

  45. Tel

    There you go, close after all, Democrats probably take the house by a handful of seats … let’s say 5 at this stage, could be less. Then the lawsuits start.

  46. Bruce of Newcastle

    There you go, close after all, Democrats probably take the house by a handful of seats … let’s say 5 at this stage, could be less. Then the lawsuits start.

    Can dead voters pay for lawyers?

  47. John Constantine

    Michael Mosley doing the TV thing about old mice hooked up to the blood of young mice.

    Shows how much faster and in a straight line old mice transfused with young mouse blood can return to their nest.

    Watch for their pelosi to scurry America back to a rathole much faster once she is directly hooked vein to vein with a mobile barrow full of young rodents.

    Comrades.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Saddest story of the day is on the local Ncl news.

    AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR HUNTER DISABILITY WORKERS

    After 50 years washing uniforms for coal workers these industrious people are out of a job. If anyone knows a way to invoke NDIS, or someone, to help them do the work they obviously love doing pls act.

  49. egg_

    A turbocharged engine is not considered “naturally aspirated” because it uses a pump to force more air into the combustion chamber. By doing so, it allows automakers to employ a smaller engine.

    Toyota, long known for its caution in adopting new technology, has been slow to pick up on small-displacement turbos, as well as nine-and ten-speed transmissions and Apple CarPlay infotainment systems. Its 2018 mid-sized Camry still employs a standard, naturally-aspirated, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine.

    Teh “Japanese Holden” – reliability first.

  50. egg_

    Oumuamua didn’t look like an asteroid. The interstellar object didn’t behave like a comet either. But, Harvard scientists say, it did look and behave just like something else: an alien probe from a distant solar system.

    Too much oumaumamaumau?

  51. Roger

    Too much oumaumamaumau?

    Nice pick up, egg_.

    Meanwhile, I’m no rocket scientist, but it seems to me an alien civilisation capable of sending a probe from their planet in a distant solar system might have also been capable of designing it to look a little less like… a big slab of rock.

    Unless it was a form of camouflage, I suppose.

  52. zyconoclast

    Former official criticises Angus Taylor over ‘extraordinary’ coal protection measure

    Oliver Yates*, former chief executive of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and a veteran Liberal Party member, told Fairfax Media that the government was effectively “subsidising a coal-fired power station” if it underwrites its carbon risk.

    Should Mr Taylor decide the government will absorb a project’s carbon risk, he should give equal subsidies to alternative clean energy projects such as wind and solar, “otherwise he’s creating an unfair market”, Mr Yates* said, saying the indemnity approach was “absolutely not technology-agnostic”.

    Forgot to mention

    *https://www.afr.com/news/oliver-yates-sets-up-new-business-to-cash-in-on-energy-prices-20171016-gz1yab

    The man the coalition government tried to put out of a job at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation says his new clean energy trading firm will prosper from the government’s reluctance to implement a Clean Energy Target.
    Oliver Yates and the former ACT Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell – a champion of renewable energy–- have set up Clean Energy Derivatives Corporation (CEDC) to raise $250 million to back contracts with wind farms and solar farms that effectively bet on future National Electricity Market prices.

    Smart Energy Council Board of Directors
    The Smart Energy Council is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a volunteer board elected by its members.

    Our current elected members are:
    • Steve Blume, President
    • Vacant, Vice President
    • Geoff Bragg, Secretary
    • Barbara Elliston, Treasurer
    • Simon Holmes a Court
    • Gabrielle Kuiper
    • Cheryl Robertson
    • Philip Livingston
    • Antony Sachs
    Oliver Yates

  53. DrBeauGan

    ʻOumuamua appears to have come from roughly the direction of Vega

    The vegans are coming.

    Roger, all the pictures of it are artists impressions. It’s a single pixel in all telescope images. Information about the shape is deduced from the light curve, and about the surface deduced from the spectrum. It could be stainless steel covered by space debris. Though I don’t believe that for a microsecond.

  54. zyconoclast

    The Strangest Form of White Flight

    The wealthy residents of Eagle’s Landing are voting Tuesday on whether to secede from the metro Atlanta city of Stockbridge, just after a black mayor and an all-black city council took office.

  55. Roger

    It could be stainless steel covered by space debris. Though I don’t believe that for a microsecond.

    Thanks BG.

    Neither do I, fwiw.

  56. DrBeauGan

    And it didn’t come from Vega. It came roughly from where Vega is now and not from where Vega was when it started out, a looong time ago. There are some speculations about its origin, but they are nothing more.

    All the same, there are some curious features about it. It underwent an acceleration when it was fairly close to the sun, but not at perihelion. This is hard to explain. It certainly didn’t originate in our solar system, yet its spectrum looks like the more remote asteroids.

  57. cohenite

    Our current elected members are:
    • Steve Blume, President
    • Vacant, Vice President
    • Geoff Bragg, Secretary
    • Barbara Elliston, Treasurer
    • Simon Holmes a Court
    • Gabrielle Kuiper
    • Cheryl Robertson
    • Philip Livingston
    • Antony Sachs
    • Oliver Yates

    Add john Hewson and a few other dickheads and you have a perfect personification of why this country’s energy is going down the toilet.

  58. jock

    I loathe journalists.
    Particularly those on channel 7, 10 and the abc.
    Tonight the report on don dale by seven was a travesty. There are the thugs roaming around the compound and all we got was moaning about shutting it down. They then went over the RC and the dylan voler rubbish. The icing on the cake was showing voler in a hood. It was of course a “spit” hood to prevent the cretins from spitting on the officers but that didn’t sound the way they wanted it. Apologies for the rant but the mefia then wonder why they are loathed.

  59. miltonf

    Jock TV was a terrible invention. We would have been better off without it.

  60. DrBeauGan

    miltonf
    #2859084, posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    Jock TV was a terrible invention. We would have been better off without it.

    TV and social media allow us to see how many dumb arseholes there are in the world. It is worth knowing this.

  61. Snoopy

    Heartwarming to see Don Dale up in flames on Labor’s watch. They had so much outrage and so many answers a couple of years ago. What goes around comes around.

  62. Roger

    “The present age is an age of publicity, the age of miscellaneous announcements: Nothing happens but still there is instant publicity.”

    Kierkegaard, c. 1840.

  63. John Constantine

    https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/australia-is-the-meateating-capital-of-the-world-20151027-gkjhp4.html

    The full thrust is that australians eat lots of Meat, so obviously that proves it isn’t taxed enough

    Their left are fuckers and fully intent on unswerving compliance with their transnational signed conventions on reducing the remnants of the Nazi Anglosphere to subsisting on State issued Rations from waleeds cut-rate sewerage rebirthing plant.

    Culling australias cattle herds and sheep flocks by fifty percent isn’t going to be done without a bit of social engineering.

    Comrades.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Reading Andrew Robert’s new biography of Winston Churchill – in a survey of 3,000 British teenagers, carried out in 2008, no fewer then 20% thought Churchill was a fictional character. (Page 982.)

  65. John Constantine

    Australias teenagers are taught that Churchill, Biggles and Blyton were Nazi ethnostate terrorists and only stalin and socialism saved the world from them.

    Comrades

  66. Infidel Tiger

    The forces of darkness now trying to destroy Roger Scruton.

  67. Old School Conservative

    Myrddin Seren
    #2858722, posted on November 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    … Melbournabad is most unlikely to get nuked in any major outbreak of hostilities in the western Pacific.

    Unless it’s by mistake, as in the Gregory Peck/Ava Gardner version of “On The Beach”

  68. Old School Conservative

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2858983, posted on November 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Hanging, drawing and quartering not an option…

    Just reading about Guy Fawkes a couple of days ago and found out that this punishment was done in a different sequence.
    1. Drawing the body behind a horse, head first, inflicting maximum pain.
    2. Hanging until half dead.
    3. Their genitals would be cut off and burnt before their eyes, and their bowels and hearts removed.
    4. Decapitation and a limb sent to each of 4 corners of the Kingdom.

    Of course I would NEVER suggest any Australian politician should be subjected to such barbarity…..

  69. Beertruk

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2858983, posted on November 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Hanging, drawing and quartering not an option…

    Tarring and feathering could be an option, or the stocks. Bring lots of maggoty rotting fruit for thr stocks.

  70. Reading a couple of reviews of an older ute I might buy and two complained the battery boiled.
    One bought a heavier battery and the other thought it had something to do with towing.
    The regulator would be my first port of call.

  71. They’re still all over at the Mid Terms thread aren’t they.
    Some of our Cats are like foreign film buffs when it comes to politics.
    They love the overseas stuff because ours is pure shite,

  72. rickw

    The revelations come as separate intelligence sources disclosed that Britain had first been made aware of a plot a full three weeks before he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

    How messed up is this?

  73. min

    Total of Andrews spending spree is 94 billion all paid for by the Chinese. But of course no problem with their human rights if it is for the economy of Victoriastan. I have not heard one person on talk back radio who is not angry about what he has done so who votes for him in the polls?

  74. rickw

    Italy has intervened in the fate of a Christian Pakistani woman facing death threats in her homeland by offering to grant her asylum.

    And Australia did sweet FA because moozley, harmony, diversity, multiculturalism.

    What a shit stain of a country Australia is.

  75. Cpt Seahawks

    Sorry Gillie, but the FoxCricket ads are really bad, really annoying. Please stop the torture?

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And Australia did sweet FA because moozley, harmony, diversity, multiculturalism.

    Just when did we start sniveling to these knuckle draggers, and their backward religion?

  77. Beertruk

    And Australia did sweet FA because moozley, harmony, diversity, multiculturalism.

    Arnt the ISIS twats suppose to be coming back to reclaim their centrelink disability pensions?

  78. feelthebern

    Arnt the ISIS twats suppose to be coming back to reclaim their centrelink disability pensions?

    And lead the ANZAC day march.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And lead the ANZAC day march.

    There would probably be one of the Greens, stupid enough to make that suggestion – “Let’s make ANZAC day more inclusive. Former ISIS fighters can march in front of the QWERTYUIOP brigade.”

  80. md

    We tend to think of our country as being well on the way to becoming what a certain US figure might refer to as a sh—-le. But, as always, other countries are way ahead of us in some respects. Read these articles for a glimpse into our near future:

    A Racial Shakedown in Portland

    PETER HITCHENS: The burglars are at your door. And the police? Hiding in their office: How the balance of fear is shifting in Britain as criminals are no longer afraid of the law

    Most of us reluctantly recognise that things which were once restrained by the law – general low-level nastiness, vandalism, public drunkenness, illegal drugs – have now been decriminalised by stealth.

  81. Fat Tony

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2859179, posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    And lead the ANZAC day march.

    There would probably be one of the Greens, stupid enough to make that suggestion – “Let’s make ANZAC day more inclusive. Former ISIS fighters can march in front of the QWERTYUIOP brigade.”

    I could handle that – just let them all have the starting point of their march on the top of a tall building.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No Liberals fielded for key inner Melbourne seats

    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    Samantha Hutchinson
    Victorian State Political Writer
    An hour ago November 7, 2018
    61 Comments

    The Victorian Liberal Party is set to desert up to four crucial inner-city seats, in a strategic blow to Labor’s re-election bid.

    Talks between the major parties over preferences broke down tonight, leaving Labor to fight it out against the Greens without Liberal preferences.

    The Liberals will not contest Richmond, Brunswick, Northcote and Melbourne, making it tough for Labor to hold on to at least two of those seats.

    The Liberals had wanted a deal on key regional seats in exchange for running but were rebuffed by Labor.

    The Greens will have a much better chance of defeating Labor in Richmond and Brunswick because Labor will not benefit from Liberal preferences. Labor has 46 seats in the 48 seat parliament and would need to pick up at least one other seat to retain a majority under this scenario.

    Sources indicated that state director Nick Demiris and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy were wedded to “running dead” in each of the four seats in a bid to inflict maximum damage on Labor.

    From the Oz. Labor and the Greens fight it out for inner city seats. Fight, you bastards, fight, I hate peace.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jackie Trad threatens to hit miners for billions

    exclusive
    Perry Williams
    Senior Business Writer
    @perrybwilliams ‏
    Matt Chambers
    Senior Resources Reporter
    @mattchambers1
    31 minutes ago November 8, 2018
    No Comments

    Thousands of jobs and investment could be at risk as the nation’s ­biggest miners face the threat of a $20 billion bill to retrospectively cover the clean-up of mines under legal changes proposed by Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad.

    Ms Trad and the state’s big miners, which include BHP, Anglo American, Peabody and Glencore, are engaged in tense negotiations over amendments to the Mineral and Energy Resources Bill, which ­could ­impose financial ­imposts on existing mines.

    Miners and the Queensland Resources Council are understood to be furious at the changes and considering a public campaign against the bill ahead of the legislation being introduced to cabinet on Monday. The resources sector adds more than $55bn to the state’s bottom line and contributes more than $4bn in royalties, according to the QRC.

    The Australian understands miners are aghast at a series of amendments to the legislation, including the imposition of retrospective costs involving extra rehabilitation of existing mines and the creation of a public interest test separate to the existing project approvals framework. It is thought the public interest test will be on top of the strict environmental impact statement process, which already involves the co-ordinator-general, raising concerns Queensland will follow NSW where the Independent Planning Commission has stymied the development of some mines.

    The changes could also expose miners to delays and appeals from activists, adding to their costs.

    Reforms to how mine ­rehabilitation is handled were sparked when it emerged taxpayers were at risk of having to foot a $40 million clean-up bill following the collapse of Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel refinery in Townsville.

    Ms Trad said the legislation proposed the most significant upgrade to the financial assurance and rehabilitation framework of the state’s multi-billion-dollar resources sector in nearly 20 years.

    “I’m confident this legislation strikes the right balance for the environment and the resources sector, while ensuring resource companies, not taxpayers, foot the bill for the rehabilitation of failed mines or stranded assets,” Ms Trad said.

    From the Oz. Queenslander’s you voted for these clowns. Now you reap the whirlwind..

  84. zyconoclast

    ‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England
    Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviour

    But as their English improves, the Roma want to defend themselves. Recently, Champion went to a meeting of about 40 Eastwood Roma residents, who said they felt intimidated and victimised in their own homes, let alone the streets. “They talked of bullying and degradation, and they were saying that it was the Pakistanis who were doing it,” said the MP. She said the “disreputable” landlords renting to Roma were almost exclusively Pakistanis, happy to take high rents for substandard properties, secure that the Roma would not complain.

  85. DrBeauGan

    PETER HITCHENS: The burglars are at your door. And the police? Hiding in their office: How the balance of fear is shifting in Britain as criminals are no longer afraid of the law

    In the days when there was bullying in schools, some people learnt the moral toughness to stand up to them. These days, nobody seems to have the stomach to stand up to bullies. They’ve learnt capitulation instead.

    Britain is dead. What’s left isn’t worth saving.

  86. Old School Conservative

    Well said Michael Smith.
    Shows photos of Marise Payne, Bill Shorten, Kimberley Kitching, Craig Laundy, Michael McCormack (who?) all having fun together at the Cup yesterday and captions it with
    These revolting people pretend they are working for you. Pig’s arse they are.
    All I can add to that comment is to remind ourselves that they are all members of the Uniparty.

  87. calli

    In other news, Florida Man strikes again.

    No guesses as to his abandoned footwear.

  88. Old School Conservative

    If Jacki Trad’s billion dollar retrospective legislation gets through the Queensland parliament, the miners should do an Ayn Rand and walk away.
    No mines, no investment, no jobs, no royalty payments, no taxes paid.
    I wonder how long the gazillions of politicians and public servants in Qld will last with no pay.

  89. JC

    Coal price is close to the peak we saw in 2011 in US dollar terms. Spot price is US$78.05.

    Here’s the interesting thing. The above price is in US$ terms. In Australian dollars that would be A$107.21

    In August 2011, it was very close to the same US Dollar spot price, however the exchange rate was around 1.0500, which means the spot coal price in terms of Australian dollars was substantially lower than it is now. It was A$74.33.

    We’re possibly at the very peak in coal price in terms of Australian dollars and also at the old high for coal prices (US Dollar) in the commodity boom we saw in 2011. Wow!

  90. Tom

    Still too early for America’s cartoonists to react to the mid-terms — just this first impression from
    Ben Garrison.

  91. Tom

    Paul Zanetti ties Trump to the Melbourne Cup (your TDS is showing, Paul!).

  92. Tintarella di Luna

    Saddest story of the day is on the local Ncl news.

    AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR HUNTER DISABILITY WORKERS

    After 50 years washing uniforms for coal workers these industrious people are out of a job. If anyone knows a way to invoke NDIS, or someone, to help them do the work they obviously love doing pls act.

    and one of the reasons the whole thing collapsed was because the bastards running the organisation decided to start paying themselves (when in the past their positions were voluntary) and even after there was a $2million loss. I suppose the outcome they wanted was for the place to be shut down so that the workers could be in ‘open’ employment because after all if you work in supported employment it’s segregation and the ideologues are totally against supported employment because they say it is segregated employment.

    For the past 7 years there’s been a battle royal between the ideologues in the disability sector who want to shut down all the businesses who employ people with disabilities, most particularly those who are intellectually disabled but there are some who suffer mental illness who work in these supported settings too.

    These ideologues don’t accept that there are some people who simply require support to remain employed, just like everyone else. The ideologues want to contract the opportunities for people with disabilities NOT expand them.

    The uncertainty created by this current situation in the Hunter Valley provides a perfect opportunity for either the NSW government or some Twiggy Forrest-type to step in and dispense some practical social justice, something truly compassionate.

  93. Tom

    Speaking of Trump Derangement, David Rowe still thinks there was a blue wave. Then this. Only two years of lefty dementia to go ’til 2020!

  94. Mark A

    Tom
    #2859266, posted on November 8, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Speaking of Trump Derangement, David Rowe still thinks there was a blue wave. Then this. Only two years of lefty dementia to go ’til 2020!

    I don’t get it, I thought Trump did rather better than I expected. I was never in the “sweeping red wave” crowd on this blog.
    The election went according to long established midterm voting patterns. As I said, it was a better than expected result for GOP. Only my opinion of course.

  95. Zatara

    The election went according to long established midterm voting patterns.

    Trump’s party lost 26 seats in the midterms, which wasn’t bad at all relative to history. Certainly not any sort of ‘wave’.

    A few samples:
    2010, Obama’s Dems lost 69 seat, 63 in the House, 6 in the Senate
    2006, Bush’s Reps lost 36 seats, 30 in the House and 6 in the Senate
    1994, Clinton’s Dems lost 60 seats, 52 in the House and 8 in the Senate
    1974 Ford’s Reps lost 63 seats, 48 in the House and 5 in the Senate

  96. rickw

    These revolting people pretend they are working for you. Pig’s arse they are.

    Worth reposting!

  97. Zatara

    Sessions just resigned. Two years over-due.

    No word on replacement.

  98. Peter

    Sessions just resigned?

    What was he waiting for? Was he doing the Pres a favour by waiting until after the mid-terms? Was he waiting for a different result?

  99. Up The Workers!

    To calli at 2.00am,

    What a bloody Labor voter!

    With brains like that, he might end up as Prime Minister of Australia one day (with or without his shoes).

  100. Boambee John

    Zulu at 2217

    Just when did we start sniveling to these knuckle draggers, and their backward religion?

    Sometime between government announcements that “There will never be enough to cause concern” and “There are too many to offend”?

  101. egg_

    Shows photos of Marise Payne, Bill Shorten, Kimberley Kitching, Craig Laundy, Michael McCormack (who?) all having fun together at the Cup yesterday

    Having a whale of a time – literally.

  102. Snoopy

    Dear Snoopy,

    Today Tomorrow will be a critical day.

    The New South Wales District Court will hear argument as to whether Gary Burns’ defamation action against me is an abuse of process.

    I believe I have a very strong case. I am just not sure that the system works anymore.

    If I win, I hope it will be the victory that leads to the end of the systemic attack on me and my family. But even if I do, I can’t be sure. I’ve won unanimously in the High Court of Australia yet the assault on us continues stronger than ever.

    If I lose, it will be a doorway to disaster. Burns has stated that he is intent on litigating me into the ground.

    To harass me. To humiliate me. To bankrupt me. To destroy me.

    He has stated that he wants to take my assets. He has stated that he does not care if he forces my wife and children into the gutter.

    He can no longer do the former. But he can still do the latter.

    A loss will give him and other activists a green light to ramp up their attacks.

    In the last six years I have been subjected to more than 80 taxpayer-funded investigations, inquiries and court cases about my views on marriage, family and morality.

    That really is quite incredible.

    It has also taken a toll.

    The apparatus of state is being mercilessly geared up to silence and destroy those prepared to express any support for a concept of natural law and natural family.

    I am just an early target. If I am destroyed there will no doubt be others thrust down this torturous path. When they start working on ‘high profile’ targets – those who have refused to get involved in these matters – any case law generated against me will be used to tear them down.

    But we are not there yet. And we may never reach that point if we continue to battle and win.

    The reality, at the moment, is that I have won every battle bar one. And not a single specific complaint against me has been substantiated.

    The Full Court of the Federal Court did rule against me in 2017, overturning an earlier judgement by the Federal Court in my favour.

    It found that I had ‘disobeyed’ orders – a military offence – by expressing views about the morality of homosexual1ty as a private citizen. It found this despite no specific charges being laid against me. No witnesses were called. No evidence was presented to support the case. I was not given a chance to defend myself because I had no concrete allegations to respond to.

    The court itself found that I received no order that I could be compelled by the Army to obey.

    And this ruling was made despite the fact that the Full Court of the Federal Court has no power whatsoever to determine military disciplinary offences.

    Even the former Chief of Defence Force admitted that I had not disobeyed orders. And the system established by law to determine such allegations under the Defence Force Discipline Act cleared me.

    Yet the Full Court of the Federal Court’s ruling was still made.

    It’s akin to being declared guilty of murder even though there is no missing person, motive, murder scene or weapon and despite the fact that the proper criminal court threw the case out as baseless before it even commenced.

    In all the other matters I have successfully defended myself.

    However, I have almost been finished off in the process. Because that process is the punishment.

    I estimate that more than $5 million of taxpayers’ money – your money – has been used in the attempt to destroy me. I have seen some of the bills floating around. It is certain that millions have been spent.

    Twelve months ago more than 40 of the most senior barristers and lawyers in Australia – sent by every state apart from South Australia – gathered in the High Court to argue against me. The cost for those two days alone would be close to $500,000.

    Yet they had been working on that case for approximately six months before the hearing. Some had beavered away on it for a year and a half.

    I am tired. I am frustrated. Truth be told, I am also scared of what may come and what it will mean for my family.

    When the first investigations against me began in early 2013 my wife and I owned two houses.

    When I get my next legal bill we will have nothing left at all.

    I have had no time to write for my webpage since June. My life is entirely tied up with affidavits and submissions and directions hearings. It is debilitating.

    I also feel abandoned by the major conservative institutions – especially by the hierarchy of my beloved Catholic Church. With a small number of exceptions, none of those who lead these organisations have shown any interest in this fight.

    I think their reputations with the enemies of sanity in this world are too important to them. I hope I am wrong and that the fault lies with me. Maybe I’m imprudently blunt. Maybe I just can’t ‘sell the story’.

    Two things have sustained me.

    Firstly, your generosity and support which I will forever be grateful for. So many of you have sacrificed to assist me, my wife and our children.

    It is not the big conservative institutions that have obtained the victories in this matter. It is individual Australians willing to step up and help.

    The direct legal costs incurred since mid-2014 are now more than $360,000.

    I could not have met these costs without your assistance. Nor could I have managed to run my webpage and feed my family over that time without your generosity.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    The second is God. He has known about this battle throughout eternity. He has known every frustration I would face and sent me the means necessary to face them. So often I have done so imperfectly.

    Please pray for me that I maintain my faith and hope in God. He will have His victory. I must simply have the courage to play the role He has for me in it.

    As always, I encourage you to pray the prayer for the conversion of Australia:

    O God, who has appointed Mary, Help of Christians; St Francis Xavier, and St Teresa of the Infant Jesus Patrons of Australia; grant that, through their intercession, our brethren outside the Church may receive the light of faith, so that Australia may become one in faith under one shepherd, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
    * Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.
    * St Francis Xavier, pray for us.
    * St Teresa of the Infant Jesus, pray for us.

    I am not sure if any decision will be made tomorrow today but I will let you know the results when they are handed down.

    I will return to Sydney next Tuesday as well.

    A directions hearing will be held in my matter against the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the New South Wales Local Court and Gary Burns. I am seeking orders, in line with the ruling of the High Court of Australia earlier this year, prohibiting them from continuing to process anti-discrimination complaints against me.

    Kind regards

    signed: Bernard Gaynor

  103. Snoopy

    #1

    Dear Snoopy,

    Today Tomorrow will be a critical day.

    The New South Wales District Court will hear argument as to whether Gary Burns’ defamation action against me is an abuse of process.

    I believe I have a very strong case. I am just not sure that the system works anymore.

    If I win, I hope it will be the victory that leads to the end of the systemic attack on me and my family. But even if I do, I can’t be sure. I’ve won unanimously in the High Court of Australia yet the assault on us continues stronger than ever.

  104. Snoopy

    #2

    If I lose, it will be a doorway to disaster. Burns has stated that he is intent on litigating me into the ground.

    To harass me. To humiliate me. To bankrupt me. To destroy me.

    He has stated that he wants to take my assets. He has stated that he does not care if he forces my wife and children into the gutter.

    He can no longer do the former. But he can still do the latter.

    A loss will give him and other activists a green light to ramp up their attacks.

    In the last six years I have been subjected to more than 80 taxpayer-funded investigations, inquiries and court cases about my views on marriage, family and morality.

    That really is quite incredible.

    It has also taken a toll.

    The apparatus of state is being mercilessly geared up to silence and destroy those prepared to express any support for a concept of natural law and natural family.

  105. Snoopy

    #3

    I am just an early target. If I am destroyed there will no doubt be others thrust down this torturous path. When they start working on ‘high profile’ targets – those who have refused to get involved in these matters – any case law generated against me will be used to tear them down.

    But we are not there yet. And we may never reach that point if we continue to battle and win.

    The reality, at the moment, is that I have won every battle bar one. And not a single specific complaint against me has been substantiated.

    The Full Court of the Federal Court did rule against me in 2017, overturning an earlier judgement by the Federal Court in my favour.

    It found that I had ‘disobeyed’ orders – a military offence – by expressing views about the morality of homosexual1ty as a private citizen. It found this despite no specific charges being laid against me. No witnesses were called. No evidence was presented to support the case. I was not given a chance to defend myself because I had no concrete allegations to respond to.

    The court itself found that I received no order that I could be compelled by the Army to obey.

    And this ruling was made despite the fact that the Full Court of the Federal Court has no power whatsoever to determine military disciplinary offences.

    Even the former Chief of Defence Force admitted that I had not disobeyed orders. And the system established by law to determine such allegations under the Defence Force Discipline Act cleared me.

    Yet the Full Court of the Federal Court’s ruling was still made.

    It’s akin to being declared guilty of murder even though there is no missing person, motive, murder scene or weapon and despite the fact that the proper criminal court threw the case out as baseless before it even commenced.

  106. Shy Ted

    Headline from Bolta – WHY IS THE ABC TREATING A ‘SEX CLOWN’ SERIOUSLY?
    Mrs Ted says she does so what’s the problem?

  107. Snoopy

    #3

    I am just an early target. If I am destroyed there will no doubt be others thrust down this torturous path. When they start working on ‘high profile’ targets – those who have refused to get involved in these matters – any case law generated against me will be used to tear them down.

    But we are not there yet. And we may never reach that point if we continue to battle and win.

    The reality, at the moment, is that I have won every battle bar one. And not a single specific complaint against me has been substantiated.

    The Full Court of the Federal Court did rule against me in 2017, overturning an earlier judgement by the Federal Court in my favour.

    It found that I had ‘disobeyed’ orders – a military offence – by expressing views about the morality of homosexual1ty as a private citizen. It found this despite no specific charges being laid against me. No witnesses were called. No evidence was presented to support the case. I was not given a chance to defend myself because I had no concrete allegations to respond to.

  108. feelthebern

    Thank fuck.
    Sessions goooooone.

  109. Snoopy

    #5

    In all the other matters I have successfully defended myself.

    However, I have almost been finished off in the process. Because that process is the punishment.

    I estimate that more than $5 million of taxpayers’ money – your money – has been used in the attempt to destroy me. I have seen some of the bills floating around. It is certain that millions have been spent.

    Twelve months ago more than 40 of the most senior barristers and lawyers in Australia – sent by every state apart from South Australia – gathered in the High Court to argue against me. The cost for those two days alone would be close to $500,000.

    Yet they had been working on that case for approximately six months before the hearing. Some had beavered away on it for a year and a half.

    I am tired. I am frustrated. Truth be told, I am also scared of what may come and what it will mean for my family.

    When the first investigations against me began in early 2013 my wife and I owned two houses.

    When I get my next legal bill we will have nothing left at all.

  110. John Constantine

    Their lefts ABC, that hideous theftfunded billion dollars year leftist vanity project, is preaching from their bully pulpit that chicom puppet backed Andrews Nazgul kleptocracy will ramp up ruinables electricity in yarragrad.

    Borrowing money from his chicom peoples liberation army puppetmasters, to force the proles to buy peoples liberation army slave labour solar panels.

    One belt, One way.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  111. Tintarella di Luna

    Shows photos of Marise Payne, Bill Shorten, Kimberley Kitching, Craig Laundy, Michael McCormack (who?) all having fun together at the Cup yesterday

    Here’s one prepared earlier

  112. feelthebern

    Now this war against pot will end.
    There are $US1 trillion in productivity gains in year ONE if the US:
    * legalised pot;
    * redeployed/reduced law enforcement assets;
    * freed all non violent pot prisoners;
    * expunged all pot convictions.

    There will be a lot of bail bondsmen & parole officers looking for work tomorrow if the US legalised pot today.

  113. Snoopy

    I give up. The spaminator is God.

    Donations to Bernard Gaynor can be made here.

  114. Tintarella di Luna

    What’s the betting Craig Laundy runs for the Labor party at the next election.

  115. feelthebern

    Craig Laundy will do what ever his father tells him today.
    The last thing old man Laundy wants is his lowest IQ son back anywhere near the family business.

  116. feelthebern

    After watching Ray Donovan last night, an awesome show for Cats looking for awesome TV to watch while the footy is only holidays, I switched on PM Live to see Nicholas Reece say the US House has the power to impeach the president.
    This guy is very low IQ. & low energy.
    Almost Jeb Bush like rating.

  117. Shy Ted

    The full thrust is that Australians eat lots of meat, so obviously that proves it isn’t taxed enough.
    At their ABC most of the “ladies” don’t but most of the “men” do.

  118. John Constantine

    Their yarragrad labor party being bribed by the chicoms. In return for the chicoms promising to fund high profit can’t lose State rorts for cents in the dollar, Andrews promises to force all Victorians to buy chicom ruinables depreciating tatt.

    Once Trump stopped forcing Americans to buy chicom peoples liberation army slave labour bloodstained bankruptcy panels, the Tyrant for life of all the chicoms needed another corrupt third world kleptocracy to soak up the worthless surplus.

    Comrade yarragrad maaaaates.

  119. Snoopy

    A spaminated version of Bernard Gaynor’s email is here.

  120. Twostix

    Hahaha so much for the blue wave.

    Americans love trump, love trumpism and hate cuckservatism.

    So they kicked the remaining cucks out.

    Presidency, senate and supreme court: no brakes on the trump train now.

  121. Twostix

    Democrats sound just like impotent cuckservatives did in 2010 when they riled the base up with talks of congressional investigations of Obama.

    Democrats became the new cucksevative party so quickly (ww3 now! russia! All powerful megacorp good!).

    It’s amazing. Do they even know?

  122. Snoopy

    Wow, that footage of the Zimbabwesque Chicom baby formula frenzy at Coles in Hurstville (41% Chinese/HK born) is absolutely amazing.

  123. Beertruk

    feelthebern
    #2859172, posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2859179, posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    On second thoughts, forget the centrelink disability pensions. They will go straight to Vet Affairs and claim TPI pensions. With a gold card.

  124. Rae

    Sessions just resigned?

    What was he waiting for? Was he doing the Pres a favour by waiting until after the mid-terms?

    Yes. Yes he was. As agreed at his meeting with the PGiC a few weeks ago.

  125. Wednesday Night Massacre? LOL Trump is so desperate. Mueller is about to indict Junior.

  126. Baldrick

    TheirABC gushes over a Muslim woman elected to Congress …

    In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar became the first Somalian-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
    Ms Omar, a Democrat who served a single term in the Minnesota Legislature, easily won Tuesday’s election for the Minneapolis-area congressional district being vacated by Keith Ellison.
    Ms Omar was born in Somalia but spent much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp as civil war tore apart her home country.
    She immigrated to the United States at age 12, teaching herself English by watching American TV and eventually settling with her family in Minneapolis, home to the world’s largest Somali population outside of East Africa.

    … but conveniently neglects to mention her call to Jihad:

    Ilhan Omar ✔ @IlhanMN
    Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

  127. Top Ender

    A Nikki Savva article in the Oz this morning where she has to admit the Trumpster made it through “with hardly a hair out of place.”

    Unfortunately it was then back to local TDS: Tony Derangement Syndrome.

    My comment has been sent off to the Oz Moderator Minions. Hopefully it will make it. It was:

    8.

    A Nikki Savva article which doesn’t mention Abbott666 until paragraph 8.

    Not a bad performance.

    Also para 8 for first mention of the God Turnbull.

    The challenge is can Nikki write any article without mentioning both.

    Go for it Nikki. Then back to the pasture.

  128. Twostix

    Wow, that footage of the Zimbabwesque Chicom baby formula frenzy at Coles in Hurstville (41% Chinese/HK born) is absolutely amazing.

    I love the quote from the imbecilic dozy australian “mum”: “don’t they realise they’re hurting their own people?”

    You’re not their people you dope, they’re helping their people.

  129. Beertruk

    From the Oz. Queenslander’s you voted for these clowns. Now you reap the whirlwind..

    Not in Toowoomba South…but yair, Queensland has gone down the long drop…again.

  130. Snoopy

    … but conveniently neglects to mention her call to Jihad:

    And that she married her brother. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Ms Omar.

  131. Twostix

    M0nty bravely whistling past the graveyard.

  132. Snoopy

    Mueller is about to indict Junior.

    What’s the crime, Monty?

  133. Twostix

    I can’t believe that after the tsunami of propoganda for the last 3 years from every american institutiom the dems barely eeked out a win in the house against a facist nazi russian spy.

    All the did was give trump unlimited power. Ahaha.

  134. Junior lied to Congress about the meeting with the Russians. Perjury.

  135. Myrddin Seren

    Alerted by a comment on state politics in the local rag, I went looking for news on the state member for North Shore, and found an intriguing link to a Miranda Devine story.

    Took a few different approaches to sneak under the Pay Wall of Mudrock, but patience was modestly rewarded.

    Key, fair-use bits ( for me ):

    MAYBE it was the silver Birkenstocks, thumb rings and Get Up shopping bags that gave away the unusual nature of the gathering of north shore Liberals at the Cremorne Orpheum movie theatre.

    Or maybe it was the “Time’s Up, Tony” bumper stickers in the carpark.

    Then again, the movie they had come to see, Naomi Klein’s anti-capitalist climate agitprop “This Changes Everything”, was a dead giveaway that this was not really a group of Liberals, but a green Trojan horse.

    So not Delcons, either……

    If you want to understand the factional schism between the left “moderates” and the right of the Liberal party, a socialist movie night in the heart of Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah is as good a place to start as any.

    They ain’t a factional schism, Miranda, that is the S-F-Liberals being Borged by Green-Left entryists.

    The invitation was issued by a group calling itself North Shore Environmental Stewards, which bills itself as “the counterweight” to the pro-coal Monash Forum and claims on its Facebook page to “believe in traditional Liberal party values of environmental stewardship”.

    Their next event in Mosman in three weeks is: “Solar Power. Everything you wanted to know!”

    Founded a year ago, it is suspected of being a front for recruiting angry moderates to Warringah’s branches. By harnessing concern about climate change with a general antipathy to Abbott, they dream of dislodging him from the seat, which he holds by an 11 per cent margin.

    If they are Perpetually Angry and Permanently Outraged, they aren’t ‘moderate’ – albeit their Brand Name may be Moderates.

    NSES is run by branch members loyal to NSW moderate MP Felicity Wilson, whose state electorate North Shore overlaps Abbott’s. Wilson is a protégé of dreaded lobbyist and moderate faction powerbroker Michael Photios, whose wife Kristina quit the Liberal Party two years ago in protest over federal climate policy.

    I recall there were some serious questions about this girl’s qualifications when she was pre-selected, but as a Photios apparatchik, that was swept aside.

    ….Wilson was nowhere to be seen on Monday night, but is, herself, at risk of losing her preselection next week, after a revolt by conservative Mosman branches over discrepancies about her residential history and academic record.

    Well hot damn – takes a while but Mosmanites can actually focus on something other than the tennis club.

    … NSES grandee Rob Grant, one of the members of her Neutral Bay branch, introduced the movie Monday night in her absence by apologising for being “an old white male”.

    Please feel free to mulch yourself to Save da Planet and atone for paleness, staleness and maleness.

    ..Klein then tells us these evil climate sceptics are right, because they “understand that if climate change is taken seriously this changes everything”.

    In other words, she confirms what people like Delingpole and me have always said, that climate activism is less about science than ideology. The left has always seen it as an opportunity finally to create their socialist utopia.

    I am reminded of someone around here – but who…?

    You might think this message would be antithetical to the Liberal Party’s ethos of individual freedom and free enterprise.

    But this is the enigma of the modern Liberal party. It doesn’t know if it is Arthur or Martha.

    Anyone here surprised ? Anyone ? Bueller ?

  136. C.L.

    Blue wave?

    I’ve seen bigger political puddles.

    After two years of relentless and often demented celebrity-fuelled Trump-bashing hysteria, the Democrats sneaked back the House of Representatives with a swing of seats far smaller than the shellacking that engulfed incumbent first time presidents Bill Clinton in 1994 or Barack Obama in 2010.

    (And they both went onto be re-elected..)

    By comparison, the much-heralded ‘fierce resistance’ to Trump turned out to be more of a lame peashooter than a row of cannons.

    The President even saw his Republican majority in the Senate significantly INCREASE, which has only happened five times in the past 105 years in the midterms.

    No wonder he was so quick to tweet: ‘Tremendous success tonight. Thank you all!’

  137. Baldrick

    Oh God, we’re back to Wussia! Wussia! Wussia! again.

  138. Snoopy

    Oh? ‘The’ Russians.

    LOL

  139. Oh God, we’re back to Wussia! Wussia! Wussia! again.

    Get ready for a whole lot more Russia news in the next few months, Baldrick. Mueller has been busy.

  140. Snoopy

    Trump is now free to dump all sorts of unredacted goodies.

  141. C.L.

    Monty, do you still believe in the Pee-Pee Dossier?
    Yes or no?

  142. feelthebern

    LOL
    From CL’s post.
    The Blue puddle.
    Trump will tweet that within 12 hours.
    He is the ultimate troll.

  143. Old School Conservative

    From CNN:
    This President’s attacks attacks on the press have gone too far.
    Trump is right on target obviously. Their paranoia is showing.

  144. feelthebern

    Unfortunately, Trump will follow the precedent set by Obama, ruling via executive orders.
    That’s not a president.
    That’s an emperor.

  145. C.L.

    Sinnead O’Connor and Monty say exactly the same things about Twump and Wussia.
    Think about that.

  146. Baldrick

    Mueller has been busy.

    Mmyess, the up-sized Nothing Burger Happy Meal with a free fidgit spinner.

  147. C.L.

    Bolt makes my point about the Pakistani Christian woman being held hostage by a nation of Mohammedan goat sodomists; namely that Australia should offer her asylum. A good chance for Megachurch Morrison to prove his Christian credentials.

  148. Although I’m disappointed the Republicans lost the House, the gains in the Senate are very welcome indeed. We are no longer hostage to Flake. The Dems get the Speakership and will lead House Committees but the judicial appointments factory will continue apace, the Republicans will hold the leadership of the Senate Committees, and there is no possibility of any successful impeachment of Kavanaugh or Trump. In other words, a significant failure for the Dems.

  149. feelthebern

    Florida voted to ban greyhound racing.

  150. feelthebern

    Michigan also voted to legalise pot.
    Detroit prisons about to have a few less customers.

  151. CL, point me towards a list of things that the Steele dossier got wrong. It would be much smaller than the list of things it got right.

    I am waiting on news of whether Mueller has evidence that Cohen met the Russians in Prague. If he does, and can prove it, a lot of Republicans are going to gaol.

  152. Baldrick

    Bolt makes my point about the Pakistani Christian woman being held hostage by a nation of Mohammedan goat sodomists; namely that Australia should offer her asylum.

    She’s off to live with the Dutch apparently …

    Abid Hussain ✔ @abidhussayn
    BBC’s Shehzad Malik confirms that Asia Bibi has flown out of Pakistan and is traveling to Netherlands along with her family members.

    That’s the same country where a politician was killed by Islamic Jihadis for blasphemy.

  153. Myrddin Seren

    Bolt makes my point about the Pakistani Christian woman being held hostage by a nation of Mohammedan goat sodomists; namely that Australia should offer her asylum. A good chance for Megachurch Morrison to prove his Christian credentials.

    Meanwhile, back at DFAT:

    Australia calls on China to end its ‘alarming’ mass detention of Muslims

    Now do a search on DFAT’s news articles and see if you can find a statement from the Minister on Asia Bibi ?

  154. Tom

    CL, point me towards a list of things that the Steele dossier got wrong.

    Bwahahahahahaha! You really are the stupidest man ever born, Monty. Steele and his “sources” made the whole thing up. It was a triumph of leftard wishful thinking — which you have a PhD in.

    My god — to think you spent even five minutes in journalism.

  155. Old School Conservative

    M0nty, in case you missed “Clinton Cash”, here is a Wikipedia summary of some of the REAL foreign influence on America:
    In April 2015, The New York Times reported that, during the [Uranium One] acquisition, the family foundation of Uranium One’s chairman made $2.35 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation. The donations which were legal were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite a prior agreement to do so. In addition, a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin and which was promoting Uranium One stock paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in Moscow shortly after the acquisition was announced

  156. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    She’s off to live with the Dutch apparently …

    Abid Hussain ✔ @abidhussayn
    BBC’s Shehzad Malik confirms that Asia Bibi has flown out of Pakistan and is traveling to Netherlands along with her family members.

    That’s the same country where a politician was killed by Islamic Jihadis for blasphemy.

    I hope the Dutch are organising security and some identity protection for them all.

  157. Bushkid

    No mines, no investment, no jobs, no royalty payments, no taxes paid.
    I wonder how long the gazillions of politicians and public servants in Qld will last with no pay.

    They’ll only last as long as it takes them to rip the last cents out of any “government-owned corporations” (port authorities, electricity generators etc.) and squeeze the last drops of financial blood out of anyone earning a living by honest work. Then they’ll bugger off to some corporate sincere, or be parachuted into safe liebor federal seats, or the senate.

  158. Top Ender

    Nope, my comment to the Oz was rejected.

    Even when I tried again, changing “Abbott666” to “Tony Abbott” and “God Turnbull” to just well, “Turnbull” – nope!

    Mustn’t criticise long-standing Oz columnists.

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Trump is right on target obviously

    Trump has trumped them all by his use of Twitter for a quick unmediated response for his base.

  160. Oh Tom, you old bore. Link us up some more Ben Garrison. Like this one, that’s a beauty isn’t it?

  161. Old School Conservative

    Australia gets a mention in M0nty’s link:

    “The Russia investigation began after the former Trump policy advisor George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that the Russians had dirt on his then-political opponent Hillary Clinton.

    I wish Paul Murray, who often has Georgina Downer on his show, would ask several pointed questions about this issue.
    She may not know anything, but it is a vehicle for keeping up the pressure on Alexander Downer to explain his motivation for releasing the pub-level information.

  162. hzhousewife

    Blessings upon Asia Bibi and her family. I cannot say out loud my thoughts about that country.

  163. Bushkid

    A good chance for Megachurch Morrison to prove his Christian credentials.

    Don’t hold your breath, she’s the wrong kind of Christian – one who’s managed to upset the religion of peace folks by a purely innocent action, namely drinking water on a hot day, and supposedly “contaminating” the cup or water by doing so with her “kuffir” lips.

    That is utter, rabid, nauseatingly vile “religious” insanity, yet the protest from around the world, and from the U effing N, is deafening in its silence.

    If this is what the Australian government and their overtly happy-clappy “christian” PM refuse to publicly denounce, then they’re nothing more than grubs, lower than a snakes belly. If nobody stands up for basic humanity and common sense, then what are we?

    So far, I’ve only heard of the Italian PM offering sanctuary for Asia Bibi. God bless him, literally God bless him.

  164. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2859336, posted on November 8, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Junior lied to Congress about the meeting with the Russians. Perjury.

    Didn’t Comey and/or Brennan also lie to Congress? When will they be indicted?

    You tend to forget, lackey of the fascist left, that whatever the Demorats scream about, they have already done themselves.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    How are the invaders marching through Mexico doing?

  166. JohnJJJ

    Get ready for a whole lot more Russia news in the next few months
    Now is the time to reopen the Rocky and Bullwinkle dossier. Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, and Fearless Leader are all behind Trump and his no-goodniks.

  167. Tom

    Fox News: none of the Steele dossier’s claims have been disproven.

    Hahaha. Did you even the read the link you posted, Monty? You’ll need to better than Newsweek and the left’s clown inside Fox News, Shepard Smith, who spends an hour each weekday getting his lefty mates on to bag Trump and recite Democratic Party talking points.

    I repeat: it’s astounding you spent even five minutes in journalism. Your “analysis” is as about as advanced as that of your infant children.

  168. Bushkid

    That’s the same country where a politician was killed by Islamic Jihadis for blasphemy.

    I hope the Dutch are organising security and some identity protection for them all.

    Good to see the update that Asia Bibi and her family are out of Pakistan, but to the Netherlands????

    Not only is it the country where a politician was killed by islamics, but were a currently sitting MP has to have 24 hour protection from the same islamics!

    She and her family may be safer in the Netherlands, I guess anywhere out of Pakistan is better, but I fear she’s still in considerable danger.

  169. DrBeauGan

    Fox News: none of the Steele dossier’s claims have been disproven.

    You are funny, m0nty.

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Marijuana reform was on the ballot in many states yesterday and GOP got flogged everywhere it was.

    Trump firing Sessions will help long term in many ways.

  171. Senile Old Guy

    This is from Canada, where you expect bizarre stupidity:

    16 Vancouver women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia. The anonymous individual “JY” has filed 16 separate complaints with the Human Rights Tribunal after being refused a Brazilian wax from businesses that only service women.

    This guy — it is a guy — “identifies” as a woman but is an intact male.

    One of the women represented by the Justice Centre had approached, and had been turned down by 26 different lawyers and law firms. All of which cited lack of expertise in human rights proceedings, or fear of offending the transgender lobby, or both.

    This was inevitable but I am surprised that it is happening so quickly.

    Once JY recognized that Shelah Poyer had legal representation and was going to put up a fight, he withdrew his complaint. No hearing took place.

    In other words, it was a stunt to extort publicity and money.

    Further, the Tribunal has thus far refused to inform these 14 women that they can obtain legal representation from the Justice Centre without charge.

    This makes the Tribunal complicit in the extortion. Considering what Mark Steyn went through, this is no surprise.

  172. Infidel Tiger

    Has Monty disproven the allegations he runs a grooming racket for incel kids online?

  173. Still waiting for that link to a list of disproven Steele dossier claims.

    GO!!

  174. Ubique

    Justice, at least outside of National Socialist Germany, Lenininist-Stalinist Soviet Union, Cuba and Red China, works on the basis of accusations and charges have to be proven, not disproven.

  175. Bushkid

    Tom
    #2859264, posted on November 8, 2018 at 5:18 am
    Peter Broelman.

    Haha, a good one! Broelman has the fashions down pat (either a dedicated follower of fashion or a very astute observer), and Morrison to a T.

  176. candy

    The hope of the American Left, to have Donald Trump’s son and his daughter too indicted for something or other and jailed.
    Then impeach Donald Trump.

    It’s going to get really nasty. Sometimes I think it can only end one way.

  177. Tel

    Marijuana reform was on the ballot in many states yesterday and GOP got flogged everywhere it was.

    Trump firing Sessions will help long term in many ways.

    I’m pretty sure Session was hired for the job of enforcing the laws, not the job of deciding to edit out the laws that are unpopular.

    Then again, the concept of separation of powers might be tough to explain to your average American voter.

  178. Robber Baron

    Just listened to Slomo’s answers to Alan Jones on 2GB.

    He is keeping Paris.

    He is not decreasing immigration.

    Slomo and the libs must be defeated. Slomo thinks he is clever. All he is is a bull duster.

  179. Roger

    Miners and the Queensland Resources Council are understood to be furious at the [retrospective legislation] and considering a public campaign against the bill ahead of the legislation being introduced to cabinet on Monday.

    Go for it.

    Heaven knows we need a fighting Opposition up here.

  180. Sometimes I think it can only end one way.

    It will end up like Victoristan.

    Far left govt for eternity while the soma loaded populace stumbles along for the ride.

  181. none of the Steele dossier’s claims have been disproven.

    LOL.

  182. Old School Conservative

    Far left govt for eternity while the soma loaded populace stumbles along for the ride.

    True.
    I fear for the inevitable fall off the cliff we are approaching.

  183. Roger

    Just listened to Slomo’s answers to Alan Jones on 2GB.

    He is keeping Paris.

    He is not decreasing immigration.

    This is a bloke who just conducted a “listening tour” of QLD.

  184. Confused Old Misfit

    as that of your infant children.

    Dear God! Please don’t tell me that that cretin has been allowed to procreate?

  185. Old School Conservative

    How are unions in Queensland coping with the cognitive dissonance of supporting a Labor government and also supporting the destruction of unionists jobs?

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    after all if you work in supported employment it’s segregation and the ideologues are totally against supported employment because they say it is segregated employment.

    Many people currently shuffled onto Newstart, who can’t access the DSP these days due to tighter restrictions, are also people who will never be able to work unless in some form of supported employment; there are simply no jobs for them, for employers sensibly avoid people who may be mentally drug damaged, emotionally wrecked by years of hopelessness, often unable to organise their time schedules, and likely suffering from various hard-to-diagnose mental conditions to do with personality formation or autism spectrum disorders. It costs money to put these people through useless courses and job seeking programs intent on producing a fully productive worker in a proper job. That rarely succeeds. It keeps the providers in jobs and profits (Therese Rudd, anyone?) but simply adds to the despair of the hardest to deal with of their clients, who experience repeated failures.

    Work of some sort, regular and sympathetically organised, is the only humane response to people in this category of despair, who currently get by on $250 a week for life, maybe washing car windows where they can for a spare dollar and some sense of purpose. Sheltered employment is the answer for them, being productive and useful to the extent that they are able, whether on the official and financially more lucrative DSP or not, as well as for those more fully disabled whom Tinta is referring to, where the case for sheltered work is so obvious it is criminal to ignore it.

    Ridiculous political ideologies slamming such work as ‘segregation’ fail to recognise the enormous segregation entailed in ‘no work’ and ‘never to work’. Many such people, especially those without access to the NDIS or other help for disabled people, simply fall into a reinforcing culture of poverty, welfare dependence and grifting. They fill their public housing units (if they are lucky enough to have these) with stuff collected from the streets, hoarding as a means of signifying to themselves that they have ‘stuff’ and are worthwhile because of that. Then they are charged by the housing authorities for removal of these pathetic belongings when they overflow into corridors and the street, and have to pay out of their $250 a regular amount to repay this debt, and the other debts that their lack of organisation tends to produce. I’ve heard of some living on $50 a week because of such debts. Social contact at work with others might ground these sad cases more in reality, and a little earned money might help here too. Work for the dole doesn’t help much for the hard cases; earn a little for yourself is a more realistic approach.

  187. Confused Old Misfit

    Slomo and the libs must be defeated. Slomo thinks he is clever. All he is is a bull duster.

    As are they all. None of them have any particular ability in framing policy or in artfully doing nothing when nothing is required to be done or in retrospectively correcting past policy errors.
    Some of the policy ideas expressed on this forum are better.

  188. C.L.

    Confirmed, then.
    Monty is a Peeliever.

  189. Roger

    How are unions in Queensland coping with the cognitive dissonance of supporting a Labor government and also supporting the destruction of unionists jobs?

    Like the southern auto workers who bid themselves out of their jobs, I don’t think the terminus of their current trajectory has yet come into clear view. By the time it does it will be too late.

  190. C.L.

    Although I’m disappointed the Republicans lost the House, the gains in the Senate are very welcome indeed. We are no longer hostage to Flake. The Dems get the Speakership and will lead House Committees but the judicial appointments factory will continue apace, the Republicans will hold the leadership of the Senate Committees, and there is no possibility of any successful impeachment of Kavanaugh or Trump. In other words, a significant failure for the Dems.

    Additionally, Obama made executive governance officially cool and OK.

  191. Zyconoclast

    Power bills up? Appliances burning out? You may have a voltage problem

    Richard McIndoe used to run one of the country’s major electricity retailers, Energy Australia.
    But even he was surprised by the power usage in his home.

    “I was getting up once every three or four months to change light globes,” he told 7.30.
    “And this is what led me to look at voltage.
    “I’m being force-fed more electricity than I need,” he said.
    After he realised the scale of the problem he started a company that specialises in filtering out extra voltage in homes and businesses.
    7.30 visited his house in Melbourne on a day when the grid was delivering electricity at 254 volts — just above the allowable voltage limit.

    High volts could mean wasted solar
    There is one area where high voltage is definitely causing headaches, and that is for people who have installed rooftop solar systems.
    Pensioner Paul Ryan installed solar panels on his house in the Victorian town of Warragul more than a year ago, but for much of that time they have not been working.
    The system often has to shut off to protect itself from high voltages coming in from the grid.
    “It turned out to be a bit of a white elephant in a sense,” Mr Ryan told 7.30.

    Rooftop solar systems are designed to operate at a few volts higher than the grid, so they can feed electricity back into the local network.
    But with network voltage supplied to households already running at the high end, solar energy feeding into the grid can boost the volts even higher, and over the 253-volt limit — causing solar inverters to shut off.
    With 1.8 million solar systems installed in Australian homes and businesses, a significant amount of renewable energy may simply be wasted.
    Mr Ryan’s energy provider has acknowledged voltage in his area is running too high, and it has promised to adjust the settings on his local transformer to reduce the voltage getting to his house.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-08/high-voltage-fuelling-increased-electricity-consumption/10460212

  192. Senile Old Guy

    This passes for “news” these days. From the Daily Bulletin:

    On Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in his latest attempt to brand himself a “man of the people”, released a Spotify playlist of his favourite songs. His fair dinkum credentials, however, quickly took a blow as the lack of Australian artists in the list was pointed out. Only one of the 146 songs was by an Australian band. (This was, randomly enough, Stimulation by Wa Wa Nee.) In response to this criticism, Morrison drew attention to another of his playlists, an Australian one (with a smattering of overseas artists). But, like the Liberal Party more generally, it featured a lot of white males, mostly a bit past their use-by date.

    Who the f*ck gives a f*ck as to what music he listens to? Or what he has for dinner? Now before you think I am being overly critical of a low rank “journalist”, this was written by…

    Written by Catherine Strong, Senior Lecturer, Music Industry, RMIT University

    …a university “lecturer”. I suspect Chopin and Beethoven are considered a “bit passed their use-by-date” by some, but they are also two of the greatest composers, well, ever.

  193. I couldn’t give a stuff about whether Trump paid hookers to take a tosca on a bed. That is a sideshow. I am more interested in hearing about who owns his debt. Follow the money.

  194. JC

    Monst, do you believe in climate change?

  195. C.L.

    Written by Catherine Strong, Senior Lecturer, Music Industry, RMIT University

    A senior lecturer in the music industry.
    LOL.

    Here she is, by the way – cool young thing that she is.

  196. JC

    Kevin Williamson’s piece in NRO is a decent read.

    Funny:

    Postscript: It is a world-class inaptronym that Portland’s police chief is named Danielle Outlaw.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/midterm-election-results-breakdown/

  197. C.L.

    Incredible media-banned statistics and facts about female violence:

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/312458/

  198. Senile Old Guy

    Here she is, by the way – cool young thing that she is.

    Trigger warning, please! I am getting afraid to click on links posted here.

  199. Myrddin Seren

    How are unions in Queensland coping with the cognitive dissonance of supporting a Labor government and also supporting the destruction of unionists jobs?

    Like the southern auto workers who bid themselves out of their jobs, I don’t think the terminus of their current trajectory has yet come into clear view. By the time it does it will be too late.

    No – they have learned from the auto workers experience and the head of the mining branch of the CFMMEU wants the coal mining unionists retrained as eco-guides and solar panel washers as Labor shuts down mining and coal-fired power generation.

    To Save da Planet.

  200. Tel

    Rooftop solar systems are designed to operate at a few volts higher than the grid, so they can feed electricity back into the local network.

    WTF?

    The Australian grid is AC (like most of the world). The direction of power transfer is controlled by phase angle, not by which side is a “few volts higher”.

  201. Snoopy

    How many times does Cohen’s trip to Prague need to be debunked?

    But Monty says prove he did not travel to and from Munich in the boot of a car.

  202. JC

    Incredible media-banned statistics and facts about female violence:

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/312458/

    The study backs up the reality. But the truth is that a woman hitting a dude would be like a feather duster in terms of projected strength. They’re more hysterically emotional, so it’s logical they would be more violent.

  203. feelthebern

    Marijuana reform was on the ballot in many states yesterday and GOP got flogged everywhere it was.

    Trump firing Sessions will help long term in many ways.

    In all the states where pot is now a non-issue + the fact that there will be an A-G who wont make it a primary focus, all those states turnouts will be lower in 2020.
    Trump will be a 2 termer +
    A GOP house;
    A GOP senate
    from 2020 t0 2022, before he becomes a lame duck from 2022 to 2024.

    These will be the golden years of the US.

  204. Senile Old Guy

    OMG:

    I hear whispers of change in school staff rooms across the country. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore Indigenous knowledge, your education system has done you a disservice .

    No, it hasn’t. It has been honest.

    The culture wars of the “us vs them” mentality was recently underway again. The dominant voices clinging to the hegemony they have inherited and benefited from, crafted yet another unsurprising narrative. This narrative once again erodes the efforts of a progressive and truthful society. The fear of the hegemonic drift is palpable in their responses, through their arrogance and sheer clumsiness in being unable to mount any logical, academic argument.

    Utter, mindless, left wing claptrap. Here, “progressive and truthful” means left wing and false. As for “logical, academic argument”? Spare me.

    Imagine a classroom where all students across the continent have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the world’s first physicists, biologists, astronomers, geologists and chemists, albeit through a western lens. Our First Nations students have the opportunity to proudly see their heritage and strong enduring practices reflected in the learning activities presented to them. Non-Indigenous students can learn about the strengths and in depth knowledges of their country’s First Nations peoples. Together, these students move into a future that acknowledges the sophisticated and enduring scientific knowledge of all First Nations communities.

    Utter bs. First, they were not “first nations”, a term copied from North American Indians. Second, they were largely nomadic, primitive people, living a brutal, and often short, life. It was strongly patriarchal and the complete opposite of “progressive”.

    I love this bit:

    Guardian Australia is proud to partner with IndigenousX to showcase the diversity of Indigenous peoples and opinions from around the country.

    Comments on this article have been pre-moderated to ensure the discussion is on the topics that have been written about in the article.

    In this context, “pre-moderated” means censored.

  205. JC

    I’d be happy to disprove it.
    Monster wouldn’t fit in the boot of a car – any car or light truck.

  206. JC, you are in danger of joining my school of singing fish on the wall in my study, whom I greatly enjoy as they warble the same tune over and over again. Do you want to swell the tinny chorus?

  207. C.L.

    It must be a relief to Jeff Sessions that the blackmail material held over his head is no longer a threat to him and his family. The most bizarre A-G in living memory.

  208. Roger

    …they have learned from the auto workers experience and the head of the mining branch of the CFMMEU wants the coal mining unionists retrained as eco-guides and solar panel washers as Labor shuts down mining and coal-fired power generation.

    Cultural interpreters in the future museums of Australia’s past?

    “This is coal…”

  209. Myrddin Seren

    But the truth is that a woman hitting a dude would be like a feather duster in terms of projected strength.

    Meet Trigglypuff

  210. Myrddin Seren

    Cultural interpreters in the future museums of Australia’s past?

    “This is coal…”

    Visitor: ‘What is ?’

    CFMMEU Eco-guide: ‘This black lump. Hold your candles up higher so you can see it in the dark’

  211. Tiny Dancer

    mOron doesn’t like answering questions. Makes him look like mOnty.

  212. C.L.

    She is certainly the perfect embodiment of Western feminism and leftism:

  213. JC

    Decent night trading stocks. Winnings after political events is becoming the only way to trade these days for an almost near cert. There’s no point trying to predict a horse race when you can make money after the horse race.

    Asia doesn’t seem to get it, which is where you can have an edge. You buy/sell the futures market during Asian time, get rid of the position at the same time you get into stocks during US time and off you go. You have an inbuilt cushion in the stock position.

    Don’t forget to wear a smoking jacket and crocodile slippers.

  214. JC

    She is certainly the perfect embodiment of Western feminism and leftism:

    Gorgeous example of the female form.

  215. JC

    Bern

    Sure, I’m happy to confirm it right now. He wears eggsactly that – a smock thing, tailer made obviously because he couldn’t get one off the rack that would fit him.

  216. Hey it’s TD, one of my singing fish! Always glad to see your nick bob up TD, it reminds me of how thoroughly I own you.

  217. JC

    Create a new fascinating technology or major innovation and there will be humans turning it into a new debauchery fad.
    Self-driving cars could function as moving brothels

  218. Mak Siccar

    The bollards of peace are being made permanent …. and the prick who mowed down the pedestrians has the gall to plead ‘not guilty’.

    Safety bollards added to Melbourne CBD
    By CHRISTINE MCGINN
    AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    19 MINUTES AGO NOVEMBER 8, 2018
    Work on more than 50 permanent bollards in Melbourne’s CBD will begin on Monday to prevent potentially fatal car attacks.

    The first of three staged works will start at 8pm on Monday until December 14, with a lane of traffic on Swanston Street to Flinders Street closed while the 53 bollards are installed.

    An extra 130 square metres of public space will also be added below Flinders Street Station clocks, as part of the previously announced $50 million state government security package.

    Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said the measures would put a distance between road users and pedestrians.

    “We want to create real space between vehicles, no matter who is driving the vehicle and what their intent, and pedestrians,” he told reporters on Thursday.

    Temporary bollards at nine sites across the city will be swapped for the permanent stainless steel cylindrical bollards, with the second stage of works beginning in January.

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