Monday Forum: November 12, 2018

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  1. JC

    The Daily Mail is really off at times. On the Celeb scroll, they keep talking up this plastic broad like every other day and keep referring to her as the world’s sexiest grandma. No she’s not, she’s a plastic tart and not sexy at all.

    I’m not linking it either, as she’s half undressed.

  2. Mark A

    JC
    #2863766, posted on November 14, 2018 at 1:31 am

    The Daily Mail is really off at times. On the Celeb scroll, they keep talking up this plastic broad like every other day and keep referring to her as the world’s sexiest grandma. No she’s not, she’s a plastic tart and not sexy at all.

    I’m not linking it either, as she’s half undressed.

    Might be something wrong with me, but I’m not overly fond of huge breasts.

  3. Lysander

    I’m safe again home in Perth fellow Cats.

    But totally fucked. Goodnight!

  4. Steve trickler

    Klingons having fun.



  5. Wade

    A bumper crop today, even Broelman brought a smile.
    Thanks Tom

  6. Mark A

    Zanetti IS indeed brilliant today.
    He is good every day, keeps his fingers on the pulse.

  7. Tintarella di Luna

    The common good of a collective — a race, a class, a state — was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men.

    — Ayn Rand

    That can’t be right, it just wasn’t done properly, just ask my ahistorical leftist niece.

  8. Mater

    That can’t be right, it just wasn’t done properly, just ask my ahistorical leftist niece.

    Collectivism is contrary to human nature. It can only survive at the tip of a bayonet.

  9. I am bespoke

    This Armadillo/Death Giraffe feud isn’t up to Cat standard it more like two drunk hobo’s jelly wrestling.

  10. Mark A

    Mater
    #2863785, posted on November 14, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Collectivism is contrary to human nature. It can only survive at the tip of a bayonet.

    It is a fact, even in a small tribe or family situation, there is always a need for coercion.

  11. John Constantine

    Their climate council outright preach that the worlds first fire tornado was six years ago at Canberra.

    Besides the examples of Dresden and Tokyo seventy years ago?.

    Plus the flood of fire tornado videos on social media nowadays might have something to do with hundred dollar mobiles having good quality video capability and fast mobile data being cheap as chips, compared to six years ago?.

    Climate fire tornado lie, but it made an impact, fake news is a vote winner for fakewits, yet again.

    Comrades.

  12. John Constantine

    People don’t care where the onion goes on a Bunnings sausage.

    They care that Australia has become such a third world socialist cesspit that politicals are paid good money to declare that the revolution says that there is only one way with onions.

    Onions on the bottom Sound, onions on top, Unsound.

    Every day some arsehole comes up with another meaningless compliance requirement to prove you love the Revolution.

    Every year hundreds more compliance ‘onions on the bottom’ life and death details.

    With herds of montys with mobile phones panting to take photos of onions on top sausages, and write reports denouncing the barbecue as Unsound.

    Comrades.

  13. None

    Haha I think Broelman was copying Johannes Leak. By the way, sorry if I missed the news somewhere but what happened to Mark Knight? Is he ever coming back?

  14. None

    What happened to the mixed peel?

  15. Mark A

    None
    #2863799, posted on November 14, 2018 at 7:05 am

    What happened to the mixed peel?

    Huh?
    Is it one of your “Bloody phone” moment?

  16. John Constantine

    RE-education camps for onion regressives, science ninety-eight percent agrees onions are bottom.

    Deny the onion facts and an informer will write an incident report on how onion privilege is oppressing onion victims.

    Onion sensitivity training courses are required to get onion deplorables back on the right side of history.

    Once Stalin has declared how onions must be, then that is the way they always were.

    Comrades.

  17. Mark A

    John Constantine
    #2863797, posted on November 14, 2018 at 6:57 am

    People don’t care where the onion goes on a Bunnings sausage.

    I thought “toppings” meant just that, on the top of the main ingredient.
    What happened?

  18. None

    Bloody hell is there no end to the incompetence of Victorian police? The CIRT duty officer should be shot because they seem to fail to understand the difference between proceed and objective. Bloody hell the families of victims and survivors should sue the arse off the Victorian Police Force. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/elite-police-unit-refused-to-help-arrest-gargasoulas-before-massacre-20181113-p50ft3.html

  19. None

    No Mark, I was talking to Arky.

  20. None

    Also it’s a stupid phone, Mark A.

  21. Armadillo

    CNN is suing Trump over revoking Jim Acosta’s White House press pass.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46198987

  22. Mark A

    None
    #2863804, posted on November 14, 2018 at 7:21 am

    No Mark, I was talking to Arky.

    Fair nuf. getting late here, but what about peels?
    Peels of what?
    Bananas?
    You might not believe it but I slipped on a banana peel once, walking in a park.
    Before that, I always thought it was a plausible but unlikely gag.

  23. Tel

    Once Stalin has declared how onions must be, then that is the way they always were.

    Bunnings do own the carpark, it’s private property, so it’s up to them who they invite to sell food and what conditions are imposed.

    I’ve noticed random fruit stands popping up in Bunnings carparks, often involving the back of a van. Didn’t check closely to see what they had done with the onions though.

  24. Armadillo

    Peels of what?

    Death is in the process of completing an instructional video series on how to poison your family and relatives at Christmas time.

  25. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #2863809, posted on November 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Peels of what?

    Death is in the process of completing an instructional video series on how to poison your family and relatives at Christmas time.

    Gotcha, have a SISNL (sister in law) what’s the internet slang for that?
    who’s got that down pat.

    Must admit Arky lost me with his latest Model A video, fitting a few pieces of wood into a door frame is not a riveting spectacle.
    I’m waiting for the real stuff, engine, gearbox etc.

  26. Armadillo

    Gotcha, have a (sister in law) who’s got that down pat.

    Death already has an assistant. He’s educating an innocent child in the dark arts of Christmas family feuding and revenge.

  27. Baldrick

    With herds of montys with mobile phones panting to take photos of onions on top sausages, and write reports denouncing the barbecue as Unsound.

    ‘Safe Sandwiches’ it’s the Leftard way.

  28. Top Ender

    Merkel desperate, starts unicorn running all over:

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has risked further ire from United States president Donald Trump over the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) following an impassioned call for an integrated European Union military force.

    Mrs Merkel made comments overnight to the European parliament which echoed those made recently by French president Emmanuel Macron, which has been the subject of enormous wrath by Mr Trump. On a diplomatic level the Franco-German alliance appears to be strengthening at the expense of even appearing to placate the United States.

    Mrs Merkel said: “What is really important, if we look at the developments of the past year, is that we have to work on a vision of one day creating a real, true European army.’’

    To a mixed reception of boos from nationalists and enthusiastic applause from others, Mrs Merkel said such armed forces would not undermine the US-led military alliance NATO but could be complementary to it. She referenced the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who has been promoting a European army concept for four years, insisting this would show the world there would never again be war in Europe. “This is not an army against NATO, it can be a good complement to NATO,” she said.

    Link

  29. notafan

    Read the article about the extra special police.

    Obviously they spend about 99.9% of their time polishing their medals.

    Why on earth would whether or not regular poloce can 100% confirm a perp had a weapon make a difference as to whether they should be involved?

    He had a car and there is this concept called concealment.

    Assume he does still have a weapon and act accordingly.

    Like the fake ‘ambulance crisis’, it’s all about inflexible rules’ designed to minimize actual work done, ponderous dull witted decision making and duck shoving.

  30. Atoms for Peace., ,

    That new swelling under Macrons chin is where his testes ending up after a PDT twitter kick to his nuts.

  31. Bunnings do own the carpark, it’s private property, so it’s up to them who they invite to sell food and what conditions are imposed.

    Not sure about that. Unless they’re paying the seller I don’t think the conditions should include where the onions appear.

  32. Mater

    Obviously they spend about 99.9% of their time polishing their medals.

    A ‘rock star’ mentality develops in these elite organisations and they start to believe their own press. More trivial matters start to be seen as a waste their valuable time and, subsequently, higher thresholds develop before they feel it is worth expending effort – it might lessen their ‘elite’ reputation.
    I know that CIRT is not the same as the SOG (think Commando versus SAS), but the same mentality develops. Any police group that would dub themselves ‘Sons of God’, really need to have a look at themselves. It doesn’t fill me with faith about their ability to accurately self assess and continually strive for excellence.
    The Lindt Cafe debacle didn’t just happen, it developed over a period of time.

  33. Snoopy

    Rather than risk getting punted by Bunnings due to a forgetful volunteer putting onion in its rightful place, community groups will simply ditch onion.

    Now what is the safety risk posed by errant tomato sauce?

  34. Goanna

    Bloody hell is there no end to the incompetence of Victorian police?
    Surrender is the driving force of the Victorian police. Not so much “tenet le droit” as uphold the left.

  35. Twostix

    Germany aka the “EU” have been in the process of creating 4th reich army for 15 years. The last five have seen the German army absorb parts of the dutch, chech and romanian armies.

    Germany is rising again and everyone except low info NPC’s know it.

  36. Roger

    I note a little Frenchman is dreaming of armies & empire.

    Didn’t end well last time.

    Say, wasn’t the EU supposed to guarantee peace on the Continent?

  37. Tel

    Not sure about that. Unless they’re paying the seller I don’t think the conditions should include where the onions appear.

    They are paying in kind by offering a space that the seller (presumably) does not pay for.

  38. Twostix

    Macron knows the days of the US defending globohomo europe are over. He knows that germany is going to run the continent again and he knows that France will assume the role of German gimp. He’s just preemptively putting it out there for the germans so they know.

  39. cohenite

    Another reason why Hanson is the best thing in politics: she asks why muzzies, Sudanese and the general dreck we get through immigration can’t be screened out; michelia cash, looking more and more like the stick insect, gets up and says Australia’s intake of immigrants must be non-discriminatory. Which makes sense since the Sudanese and muzzies are totally non-discriminatory about who they kill and bash:

    https://www.facebook.com/OneNationParty/videos/vb.158900857520838/1764335273689414/?type=2&theater

  40. Twostix

    Say, wasn’t the EU supposed to guarantee peace on the Continent?

    The US and UK putting their collective boot on the neck of the german did that. Retards think that wet streets cause rain and the creation of the EU made the continent peaceful.

  41. Percy Popinjay

    The stupid bloody Oz, allowing itself itself to be duped by psychopathic moozley deadshits (BIRM), again:

    Australia’s most senior Salafist cleric has spoken for the first time about how his son was killed in Syria after travelling to the war zone to provide food and medicine to people trapped by the bloody, seven-year conflict.

    The second half of that sentence above is a straight out lie.

    Of course, as that would be repeatedly pointed out, no comments have been allowed.

    But wait, there’s more!

    He (da sheik) expressed frustration that Australian government agencies had been either unable or unwilling to provide any information about who ordered the airstrike that killed his son. No remains have been ­returned to the Omran family for burial.

    “If the Australian government are a government for all Aust­ralians, they will give me the answe­r to that; how this happened, why he was hit by an aeroplane,’’ the sheik told The Australian.

    Newsflash, you psychotic lowlife welfare hoovering turd – neither you or your dead spawn were/are Australian and you never will be.

    Just about time to ditch that subscription.

  42. Twostix

    michelia cash, looking more and more like the stick insect, gets up and says Australia’s intake of immigrants must be non-discriminatory.

    Why?

    Who says?

  43. Ruthm

    Bunnings do ask that onions go on the bread and underneath the sausage to minimise risk of people having to wade through a slush of slippery onion. Can’t see community groups losing the onion, and a Bunnings sausage sizzle is such a great fundraiser onions underneath is a smalll condition to keep.

  44. John Constantine

    Bacon and eggs for community barbecue breakfast, been a while since I saw that.

    Chicken steaks replacing beef steaks in the barbecue offerings are cheaper ingredients and easier to cook right.

    Of course, their slow March on barbecues has a vegan total victory in sight. End meat based oppression and privilege and queue for your ration of barbecued rebirthed sewerage extruded fungus and algae product.

    The day will come that a judge will be found unfit to be appointed because of an old video of him cooking meat based sausages at a charity barbecue and topping it in an Unsound fashion.

    First they came for the Onions.

    Comrades.

  45. Baldrick

    He (da sheik) expressed frustration that Australian government agencies had been either unable or unwilling to provide any information about who ordered the airstrike that killed his son. No remains have been ­returned to the Omran family for burial.

    Since when is it the job of the Australian government to investigate the death of a citizen overseas or repatriate any remains?
    Couldn’t get travel insurance? Too bad, so sad.

  46. Twostix

    When was the debate had that australias immigration policy would be designed to make Australia a mini model of the world? A place where white people are about 14% of the population.

  47. They are paying in kind by offering a space that the seller (presumably) does not pay for.

    Sure, and that gives them the right to tell you when and where to set up your stall, but I’m not convinced it gives them the right to tell you where to place the onion, or what bread or sausage to use, etc. However, if they are paying for the material being sold as well then sure.

  48. DrBeauGan

    Nothing interesting or important has happened in their grey little lives, nor will it. So they obsess about onions.

  49. to minimise risk of people having to wade through a slush of slippery onion.

    I’ve never observed this anywhere selling sausages.

  50. When was the debate had that australias immigration policy would be designed to make Australia a mini model of the world? A place where white people are about 14% of the population.

    About the same time we discussed that there should be no aggregate difference between the choices that men and women make and their impact.

  51. John Constantine

    If Australia’s immigration policy was to become merit based, and stop offering ten million dollars of free welfare and socialised first world medicine to any third world clan that can Rort an anchor incel into safe harbour here:

    The left couldn’t mass import millions enough consumption machines to consume welfare plantation services and vote for totalitarianism.

    Imagine trying to mass import millions of people into Australia’s Nazi totalitarian hellhole if citizenship wasn’t worth a free giveaway hundred million dollars to a nomadic cousin clan that can establish a settlement here?.

    We aren’t competitive enough to operate in a merit based market.

    Once the property Ponzi unravels and the Tyrant of all the chicoms can leverage the one belt one road one way Big Push into halving the price of Australia’s resources, the left will be cheering the massive birthrates of the third world tribalists they managed to get while the going was good.

    Comrades.

  52. C.L.

    Australia’s most senior Salafist cleric has spoken for the first time about how his son was killed in Syria after travelling to the war zone to provide food and medicine to people trapped by the bloody, seven-year conflict.

    LOL.

  53. Old School Conservative

    Tel
    #2863808, posted on November 14, 2018 at 7:28 am
    Bunnings do own the carpark, it’s private property, so it’s up to them who they invite to sell food and what conditions are imposed.

    Da Gummint has far reaching control over all aspects of the human condition, even down to the local charity BBQ.
    Don’t forget all the strict conditions mandated for BBQers under Health Laws and having to complete the Cert IV in Community BBQing.

  54. Roger

    Australia’s most senior Salafist cleric has spoken for the first time about how his son was killed in Syria after travelling to the war zone to provide food and medicine to people trapped by the bloody, seven-year conflict.

    What are the odds we subsidised his trip via Centrelink?

  55. C.L.

    Why does Australia need “elite” police to take down a retard armed with a Commodore?
    Didn’t the state long ago decide our police must all be armed with semi-automatics – like, all the time?
    These insufferable dickheads wear their guns at RBT stops and donut shops. It’s one of the vainglorious perks of the job to wear the tactical blues and that big gun – along with a taser and pepper spray – everywhere they go. Here is the obvious explanation: so many general duty officers are now females and male midgets that they cannot be relied upon to do aggressive, emergency policing.

  56. Tel

    Nothing interesting or important has happened in their grey little lives, nor will it. So they obsess about onions.

    Sure, but if you don’t like the deal, then don’t setup a stall, or if you are really upset then don’t go to Bunnings.

    It’s impossible to run any large enterprise without annoying petty managers, so you can shop at a small specialist place instead where the guy who owns it also works there… and he will only sell one narrow line of items, without ANY sausages, and opens trade hours (start 6AM weekdays, not open on weekends), wants to sell minimum purchase qty, doesn’t do EFTPOS, etc, etc.

  57. Snoopy

    A truly non-discriminatory immigration policy wouldn’t even require immigrants to carry a passport.

  58. None

    The Bunnings snag and onion saga was instigated by Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole because she’s just another f****** interfering busy body s*** who has taken it upon herself to tell other people how to conduct their lives, how to eat their food, and further she also wants to tell you that you are too stupid to even watch where you are walking. Honestly I’m just embarrassed by members of my biological sex.

  59. None

    Tel thinks that there are small specialised places that sell hardware. Hahaha.

  60. John Constantine

    Billionaire property developers own the political quislings of australias one party State.

    Without australia going a trillion dollars in the hole to mass import millions of third world incels to consume property services, these property developer billionaires would only be millionaires.

    Therefore the owned creatures posing as politicians get up and declare we are unswerving in our compliance with the conventions that property developer billionaires bribed the united nations to draft, and property developer developer billionaires paid our politicians to sign.

    We know australian resident mainland chicom billionaire property developers pay big money in speaking fees to united nations orcs. What did they get for it?.

    Comrade Maaaaates

  61. Old School Conservative

    dover_beach
    #2863841, posted on November 14, 2018 at 8:48 am
    to minimise risk of people having to wade through a slush of slippery onion.
    ….I’ve never observed this anywhere selling sausages.

    Get with the programme Dover.
    As long as it can be shown, through an exhaustive risk analysis, that there is 0.00001% chance of one ring of onion getting onto the floor, then the totalitarian apparatus can swing into action. As they appear to have done.
    Did anyone hear the Wesfarmers chief interviewed by Ross Greenwood this week? This issue was going to be raised.

  62. None

    Here is the obvious explanation: so many general duty officers are now females and male midgets that they cannot be relied upon to do aggressive, emergency policing.

    The first thought I had the first time I saw a video of that sucker attacking the cops was if that was a woman cop should be dead.
    I say it again our cops are actually not trained to deal with this sort of shite. They’re trying to negotiate and Disarm not to shoot to kill and when they are trained to shoot to kill their trained aim for the chest which is again design 2 deal with domestic bugs in situations where you don’t have time to aim for the head and/or are at risk of hitting an innocent buy standard. As I said before if they were UK terror cops he would have been shot in the head bang bang bang. This I think has been learnt from the Israelis because even a mortally wounded person has a second or two to make another lunge, detonate a bomb l, whatever and say your objective is to totally neutralize the purp which means end all brain function.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This sausage and onion debate is like the pineapple on pizza debate. Everyone has a view on it, it will never be resolved and enforcement will meet huge resistance. Studies at taxpayers’ expense will be required to produce only contestable results. M0nty of course will toe the Party line.

  64. Rockdoctor

    Its remarkable
    #2863709, posted on November 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    More like the fronts keeping south is due to to The Antarctic Oscillation (AKA Southern Annular Mode), another natural cycle they are trying to beat up as AGW… There is no end to the BS…

  65. Tel

    Tel thinks that there are small specialised places that sell hardware. Hahaha.

    If you ever talk to a real tradie then saying, “I shop at Bunnings” translates in tradie-talk to “I’m a clueless twerp”.

    Bunnings sell convenience, not hardware. That said, convenience is useful to people, and the sausage tastes the same right way up or upside down.

  66. None

    John Constantine

    #2863858, posted on November 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Comrade. Touché.

  67. None

    I’m the daughter of a tradie, TEl.

  68. mh

    Monty, stop posting fake news.

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5h
    The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate. We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new – and nothing happening out of the normal. Just more Fake News. I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!

  69. Old School Conservative

    totally neutralize the purp

    Love your work None

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Goodness, that innocent buy standard – just another regulatory imposition? 🙂

    Amazing how these phone robots have no idea of context, shows AI still has a long way to go.

  71. None

    I hope the drones strike that was responsible for splattering salafi man’s son was ordered by Obama. He turned out to be quite a little Muslim killing machine.

  72. Delta A

    Congratulations, Peter Campion!

    You letter has been published in today’s $Oz.

    For those who missed it:

    The latest Melbourne terrorist attack has sparked a discussion about immigration. Some commentators say Sydney and Melbourne have reached capacity; they’re full. Nonetheless, neither political side has plans to reduce the immigration rate. Why?

    It’s due to the “gross” in gross domestic product — immigrants are the “consumption units” required for growth. Without ever more consumption units the illusion of growth cannot be maintained. Without growth there’s “recession” – which triggers terror in politicians. Recession reduces asset prices.

    So, to avoid recession, growth is being funded by ever increasing borrowing. Yep, we’re borrowing to pay the running costs of immigrants so house prices stay high. Never mind the infrastructure we can’t afford.

    Does anyone recall voting for that?

    Peter Campion, Tolga, Qld

  73. If you ever talk to a real tradie then saying, “I shop at Bunnings” translates in tradie-talk to “I’m a clueless twerp”.

    I was at Bunnings yesterday. I saw a lot of tradies going in and out.

  74. Roger

    The little Frenchman might want to focus his energies on the home front instead of publicly disrespecting the nation that helped saved France in two world wars:

    Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National was last week ahead of Macron’s La République En Marche! in polling for the upcoming European Parliament elections.

  75. Roger

    Congratulations, Peter Campion!

    You letter has been published in today’s $Oz.

    Good work, Peter.

  76. None

    Victorian cops are too busy entraping people using their phones while the car is stationary to go after criminals and Terrace in moving cars.
    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/undercover-squeegee-cops-nab-dozens-of-drivers-on-phones/news-story/6c80242f6497b3a214cbee24cf812580

  77. Top Ender

    No remains have been ­returned to the Omran family for burial.

    A huge mismatch between his vision of the world and reality?

    He has this idea of some sort of organisation that will pick up the bits, box them up, and transport them home.

    No he doesn’t. He’s just raising hell for the sake of it.

  78. None

    Agree Roger. I remember Le Pen saying before the last election that win or lose a woman will be running France. In other words it will be either Merkel (using Macton as a puppet) or her. I think Merkel’s days are numbered.

  79. Roger

    I think Merkel’s days are numbered.

    Here you go, None: Macron 2.0, Merkel’s likely replacement.

  80. hzhousewife

    The Bunnings snag and onion saga was instigated by Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole because she’s just another f****** interfering busy body s*** who has taken it upon herself to tell other people how to conduct their lives, how to eat their food, and further she also wants to tell you that you are too stupid to even watch where you are walking. Honestly I’m just embarrassed by members of my biological sex.

    The coffee queue this morning is finding this hysterically funny. We ask when will there be an ordinance against trees losing their leaves?
    And yes, we agree that women in the news are pretty much idiotic. So depressing.

  81. Siltstone

    Apologies if this has been raised before, but over at Michael Smitth there is a piece by a fomer SASR trooper on the difference between a SASR response and the Vic police response to terrorist attacks. Its ot hard to guess which is better. Hope this link works…

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2018/11/former-sasr-trooper-john-anon-frontline-police-not-ready-for-counter-terrorism.html

  82. stackja

    The bizarre rants of mass murderer James Gargasoulas
    REBEKAH CAVANAGH, Herald Sun
    November 13, 2018 10:30pm
    Subscriber only

    It was the moment he had waited 22 months for. His chance to explain his actions.

    But when taking to his stage — the witness box — James Gargasoulas appeared to enjoy the limelight and quickly became distracted.

    Looking around at all the eyes on him, he smirked.

    “Focus,” his lawyer Theo Alexander quickly remarked, clicking his fingers in front of him.

    Gargasoulas snapped his gaze back towards his barrister.

    He had moments earlier confirmed his full name was “James George Gargasoulas” and he was unemployed before being jailed over the deadly Bourke St rampage on January 20 last year.

    The next 15 minutes could only be described as bizarre as he appeared to switch between reality and his distorted ideologies.

    At one moment he offered an apology to the victims.

    It came from his heart, he said. And he sounded believable, even laying his palm on his chest as he looked towards the grieving families who had packed the court.

    He went on to argue that the death penalty should be reinstated as that would be the only “true justice” for him.

    But when he went to explain what he planned to do on that ill-fated day, his words became muddled. He spoke faster. He seemed deluded.

    He rambled on about being part of the Illuminati and how God had given him permission to mow people down to escape the pursuing police.

    As he described how he planned to drive to Sydney to reinstate God’s laws, a glimpse of reality snuck back in when he strangely offered an apology for stealing the car.

    “I was in the process of going to Sydney — with the stolen car … I’m sorry to say,” he said, almost in jest.

    He often paused and asked for questions to be repeated, sometimes when he was mid-sentence and had clearly lost track of what he was saying.

    But he was quick to reply “yes” when asked if he mowed people down on Bourke St.

    For everyone in court, it was hard to watch. He was not doing himself any favours.

    And it would only cement his fate with the jury, who today found him guilty on all 33 charges: six counts of murder and 27 of reckless conduct endangering life.

  83. Confused Old Misfit

    For those of you uninterested in the position of the sausage vis a vis the onion here is an excellent piece on Shale Reservoirs, do they work, will they spread?
    Another one to sent to your reps in the (probably vain) hope they might read and understand.

  84. Mother Lode

    Just about everything in Bunnings can cause an injury if mishandled.

    The onions on the top means the aroma and flavours of the onion mix in with the rest when eating.

    Why don’t they just completely give in to the wrapped-in-cotton safety crowd and just give people a dongle so they can log onto a website at home and see a picture online of onion in a sealed bag, to be done with the doors and windows shut and the lights off, wearing a false beard and sunglasses, with a filter to stop children accessing it.

    Anything else contains an element of risk.

    I really do not expect much from Australian businesses, they seem to knuckle under at the first threat of activists who would not buy their products anyway at the expense of those who do.

    The traditional sausage sizzle was a welcome sight at Bunnings and made it look like they might be alright people. The initiative of community (a person donating to other people without meddling government fingers, taxes, etc), delicious (if less than perfectly nutritious food) and kind a bit of living again some of the fun from when we were kids. Now it makes all that look cosmetic, or at least less important than it seemed to be.

    Each small imposition has go to the point where they just inflame anger at the millions of previous ones they have got away with.

  85. Top Ender

    Congratulations, Peter Campion!

    Well done indeed.

    I don’t mind immigration so much as long as it comes from the right dynamic.

    People willing to work hard, integrate, be law-abiding, and avoid the big cities.

    Think what the country would run like expanded geographically with 50 million people, and 10 nuclear power plants pumping out ridiculously cheap electricity, and the federal government diminished to running just the (reformed) defence force and a few other essential aspects of gubberment.

    We would be the superpower of SE Asia.

  86. .

    Here is the obvious explanation: so many general duty officers are now females and male midgets that they cannot be relied upon to do aggressive, emergency policing.

    I saw a very fat (caucasian), unhappy, male, general duties copper who was a senior sgt (crown and three chevrons, not sure of current rank name) in a pizza shop the other day and he wasn’t even 5 ft tall. In all seriousness, he might have been 4’9″.

    He would be useless, literally useless without a firearm and an unpleasant attitude towards civilians.

    How is he going to chase down any fleeing bad guys? Or going to subdue anyone without the use of a K9 unit or shooting them dead?!

  87. Confused Old Misfit

    If you ever talk to a real tradie then saying, “I shop at Bunnings” translates in tradie-talk to “I’m a clueless twerp”.

    If you talk to a tradie and he/she thinks you are a clueless twerp then talk to that tradie three years from now. If they have not gone broke.

  88. .

    Think what the country would run like expanded geographically with 50 million people, and 10 nuclear power plants pumping out ridiculously cheap electricity, and the federal government diminished to running just the (reformed) defence force and a few other essential aspects of gubberment.

    We would be the superpower of SE Asia.

    It seems so easy. Over 90% of the current MPs are against this. The electorate are probably more supportive but would rather vote for who their dad told them to vote for in 1977 rather than think or look at policies.

  89. H B Bear:

    Modern Australia, policing revenue raising from the obedient, because they don’t fight back.

    The pressure cooker gets set one notch higher by the gendarmes at the behest of the Looting Cartel, until some poor bastard gets done 10 days worth of pension because doing 11 km/hr over the speed limit is one of the major issues confronting Australian society today.
    The pensioner snaps, and shoots up the local police station.
    An investigation is carried out – “Mental Illness.”

    Comrade maates of the Looting Cartel.

    (Thanks for the template, John Constantine.)

  90. .

    Any police group that would dub themselves ‘Sons of God’,

    Mass sackings please.

  91. Roger

    Daniel Andrews on Friday: “We will not be defined by terrorism”.

    Today: Security at none key sites in Melbourne’s CBD will be urgently boosted in a bid to thwart future terrorist attacks.

    As the poet wrote, ‘Between the idea and the reality… falls the shadow.’ Melburnians are now in the dark.

  92. bunnings is ok,

    if they have what you want
    if it’s discounted
    if you can find it

    same rules as colesworth

  93. stackja

    November 13 2018 – 2:30PM
    Carjacking victim: ‘I thought I was going to die’
    Ruby Pascoe

    I thought I was going to die,’ was the thought racing through the mind of the victim of Friday’s carjacking in broad daylight on one of Kempsey’s busiest streets.

    At a time when everyone should feel safe, one woman had her sense of safety shattered.

    The 65-year-old victim was stopped at traffic lights on Belgrave St just before 12pm on Friday when two men and one woman forced their way into her car and demanded money.

    The victims daughter Kate Buckman spoke to The Argus and said the thought of her life being in danger in the middle of the day never crossed her mother’s mind.

    The perpetrators are described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

  94. John Constantine

    Why barbecues matter.

    Went to a backyard barbecue the other weekend. Enough space on the street for everyone to drive there and park. Enough space in the backyard for the kids and a dog to chase a ball around, the neighbors didn’t mind the noise because they were there as well.

    This was the amenity of obsolete Australia.

    The amenity of Lucy turnbullites billionaire property dogbox developer donor Australia doesn’t have private cars or backyards or barbecues, but you have the amenity of getting the elevator down to street level and struggling through swarming crowds to get to a street vendor that will sell you the bespoke service of boiling some water for you.

    Bunnings sausage sizzles still remind us of what we allowed the billionaire developers to sell off for cents in the dollar.

    They won’t last much longer.

    Comrades.

  95. Confused Old Misfit

    bunnings is ok,

    At least compare with Mighty Expensive (aka Mitre 10) in my area.

  96. Senile Old Guy

    I grew up loving the National Geographic. Like many other institutions, it has fallen into nonsense.

    But increasingly, government agencies, journalists, and the space community at large are recognizing that these narratives are born from racist, sexist ideologies that historically led to the subjugation and erasure of women and indigenous cultures, creating barriers that are still pervasive today.

    This piece of nonsense is titled “We need to change the way we talk about space exploration”. It continues:

    To ensure that humanity’s future off-world is less harmful and open to all, many of the people involved are revising the problematic ways in which space exploration is framed. Numerous conversations are taking place about the importance of using inclusive language, with scholars focusing on decolonizing humanity’s next journeys into space, as well as science in general.

    This is utter nonsense. How do you “decolonise humanity”? And then there is this.

    In addition to “colonization” and its associated terms, what are some words you consider to be problematic when we talk about space exploration? I think the other one is “settlement.” That comes up a lot and obviously has a lot of connotations for folks about conflict in the Middle East. I think that’s one that people often turn to when they mean “inhabitation” or “humans living off-world.”

    What does the Middle East have to do with living off world? Answer: Nothing. As far as we know, “off world” is uninhabited. There is no life at all, of any kind, there. So there are no ethical issues involved in moving there.

    Continuing…

    It seems like the language that we use when describing space exploration necessarily reflects both motivation and access to space. Do you think it’s possible for humans to progress in a way that will allow space travelers to better reflect humanity? I think that one of the very first steps forward is to stop having our narratives about space only coming from people who are extremely privileged, which in this space means predominantly rich, white, male venture capitalists.

    Space exploration is very, very, very expensive. And dangerous. That means it is going to be done by countries which are rich and by persons high in testosterone: i.e. rich men. Only one country has had people walk on the moon? The USA and it was men.

    If there’s going to be a really inclusive effort to go beyond Earth, it has to start here on Earth. It can’t just be a tokenization of what the first crew might look like. It really has to be that people from a wider range of experiences and backgrounds—whether that means socioeconomic, racial, gender, whatever—are included in STEM in general.

    No, you utter and complete morons. It has to be people who are competent. And who are not chosen because of “experience and backgrounds” but because of their ability to do the task required.

    I am so, so very, very weary of this BS. And this is the National Geographic, ffs.

  97. Confused Old Misfit

    I thought I was going to die,’ was the thought racing through the mind of the victim of Friday’s carjacking in broad daylight on one of Kempsey’s busiest streets.

    This is what a permissive, “liberal”, progressive society has brought us to. You cannot drive in a small town without making sure your car doors are locked and your windows are up.
    When there are no disagreeable consequences any action is permissible. When your tribe is exempt from the rules others must follow you can do anything.

  98. .

    So National Geographic is against space exploration?

    Pure Greenism:

    1. Renewables are crap. They know it and they won’t work out there in space.
    2. The idea that all virgin territory shall not be sullied by human hands.

  99. John Constantine

    Here is lucy turnbull and her sidekick going shopping in the amenity of Manhattan Island, where house price apartheid keeps their area nice and it is just a short stroll to an organic high end health food store, where food price apartheid keeps the bunnings sausage sizzle proles away, and you go to united nations cocktail parties not bogan backyard bothers of things.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/frustrated-malcolm-turnbull-fumes-at-media-harassment-in-new-york/news-story/1b57d7aa109907914ec346d3cd8c101d

    Comrade Maaates

  100. Senile Old Guy

    The perpetrators are described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

    Surprise! And they will probably out on bail for something else.

  101. Senile Old Guy

    Bolt:

    The Australian Greens party is facing more claims of sexism, with a former state leader accused of referring to women in the workplace as “fat, hairy lesbians”, “power pussies” and “hairy-legged feminists”.

    This is a surprise?

  102. H B Bear

    The Green-Left Radio (now) Half Hour formerly known as AM really overdosed on the climate change lunacy this morning, now predicting the end of all life on Earth. Clearly the death of The Little Reef that Could is not working anymore. Worth a listen for what passes as “scientific research”, even if only at Flinders University.

  103. Mater

    This is a surprise?

    This is untrue?

  104. “hairy-legged feminists”.

    Hairy legs?
    It’s the mustaches that bother me.

  105. Snoopy

    Will Theresa May succeed in betraying BREXIT?

  106. Roger

    And they will probably out on bail for something else.

    Being diverted from a life of crime.

  107. H B Bear

    I thought the Greenfilth were full of Communists and Eco-loons. Turns out to be common or garden variety sexists and homophobes instead.

  108. Mater

    This is untrue?

    I’ll caveat that and limit it to the work place that the Greens state leader would be exposed to.

  109. calli

    Tradies shop at the places where they get the best price.

    Would I buy valves or pumps or irrigation stuff from Bunnings? Not on your life! A shovel or a cheapie angle grinder or a tape measure? Yep.

    That’s what trade accounts are for.

  110. Death Giraffe

    So National Geographic is against space exploration?

    Pure Greenism:

    1. Renewables are crap. They know it and they won’t work out there in space.
    2. The idea that all virgin territory shall not be sullied by human hands.

    ..
    No.
    Space is the most important front in any confrontation between super powers.
    The ability to deny your enemy access to modern coms and surveilance.
    The Quislings are just acting under orders to make space exploration problematic for us.
    The same way they are making cheap energy, industry and traditional families problematic.

  111. Diogenes

    The perpetrators are described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

    Right then, green eyes, pale skin with a light dusting of freckles and fine straight red hair.

    A description of a proud Darkinjung woman in my year 9 class

    She could be her younger sister.

  112. thefrollickingmole

    So National Geographic is against space exploration?

    All true greens are.

    Cant be a Malthusian if you have a whole cosmos/solar system to exploit.

    How can you decry mankind/consumption if resources are near unlimited?

  113. .

    Dio

    If that chick is black then I’m Carl Fucking Lewis.

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When your tribe is exempt from the rules others must follow you can do anything.

    Thirty years ago, in a Wheatbelt town in Western Australia, a delegation of the local tribal elders sought an assurance from the local police that they would be treated “the same as whitefella” if they broke the law. Their descendants now see themselves as not bound by that law.

  115. mh

    They will end up ruining what they come for. Like they have done with California.

    Gallup: Five Million Central Americans Want to Join Caravans to the U.S.

  116. .

    The Green-Left Radio (now) Half Hour formerly known as AM really overdosed on the climate change lunacy this morning, now predicting the end of all life on Earth.

    Nuclear powered space exploration is the only way out.

    McCulloch has DARPA funding now for the EM drive and Ph D students. Interesting to see where Harold White’s research is going on the warp drive. Tajmar possibly has unlocked electrogravitics. Interestingly, he and McCulloch are now in contact and sharing notes. The more and more research is done, a standard explanation of the EM drive + Unruh waves works. Also note that Tajmar has a Ph D student who has produced thrust with a RF cavity drive.

  117. Notafan

    Australia’s most senior Salafist cleric has spoken for the first time about how his son was killed in Syria after travelling to the war zone to provide food and medicine to people trapped by the bloody, seven-year conflict

    Mo-one believes this nonsense, apart from the fact they have trotted out this excuse for just about everyone killed there in mysterious circumstances since 2012, it fails the logic text, you send food and medicine via aid organisations like red crescent you don’t skip across the border from Turkey or Lebanon into a civil war with a suitcase full of home baked treats and Australian medical supplies.

    Muslims have to stop embarrassing themselves with stupid lies that only people like Tony Burka fall for (yes we remember his letter of condolence sent on 2012 to the family of the Sydney Sheikh killed distributing humanitarian aid armed to the teeth (with the photos to prove it) and boasting online about killing Alawites)

  118. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If that chick is black then I’m Carl Fucking Lewis.

    As long as she identifies as “black” and is accepted as such by the indigenous community, that’s all it takes.

  119. Snoopy

    Right then, green eyes, pale skin with a light dusting of freckles and fine straight red hair.

    ________

    Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe.

    Jimmy Rabbitte – The Commitments

  120. .

    Trickler, Death Mammal,

    Anyone had any luck with “non-standard coolants”? I am looking at Motul “Mo-Cool” as I am thinking about trekking north this summer (and I will be well prepared etc, save your prayers for the trolley man). Also, Arky are you going to a waterless coolant like Evans for your wooden car? It sort of makes me wonder why a totally sealed, waterless system isn’t the industry standard these days for new cars.

  121. Roger

    Mo-one believes this nonsense, apart from the fact they have trotted out this excuse for just about everyone killed there in mysterious circumstances since 2012…

    Shameless liars.

  122. calli

    I know it’s early, but I’m in DFW waiting for my flight home.

    Some travellin’ music:

  123. C.L.

    If you ever talk to a real tradie then saying, “I shop at Bunnings” translates in tradie-talk to “I’m a clueless twerp”.

    Two words I hate are “tradie” and “firey.”
    In addition to being infantile, they are recently concocted diminutives whose purpose is the elimination of the male suffixes, man and men.
    I never heard either word as a boy or a young man. People spoke of tradesmen and firemen.

  124. Snoopy

    Two words I hate are “tradie” and “firey.”
    In addition to being infantile, they are recently concocted diminutives whose purpose is the elimination of the male suffixes, man and men.
    I never heard either word as a boy or a young man. People spoke of tradesmen and firemen.

    +1000

    Add to those the adoption of “fisher”. Beloved of TheirABC.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    GST reforms ending ‘unfair’ distribution pass Senate

    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    30 minutes ago November 14, 2018
    No Comments

    Scott Morrison’s $10 billion GST reforms are now law after being passed through the Senate this morning.

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said every state and territory will be better off under the laws, but said the changes would especially fix the “unfair and unsustainable” distribution to WA.

    “Under our reforms to the GST, an additional $9bn in extra untied funding will be delivered to the states and territories over 10 years and an additional $1bn in perpetuity once fully implemented,” he said.

    “The former GST distribution system was not working as intended, with Western Australia recently receiving just 30 cents in the dollar, while other states and territories with far smaller populations received more.

    “This was not only unfair and unsustainable, but it threatened the integrity of the GST.”

    The new GST redistribution model will have a floor of 75c in the dollar for GST funding. Western Australia’s share of GST revenue fell to 30c in the dollar at the end of the mining boom, sparking calls to overhaul the system.

    The Prime Minister was the chief architect of the reforms when he was treasurer in the Turnbull government.

    Labor came on board with the proposal when the government agreed to include a provision that no state or territory would be worse under the formula.

    Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, leader of the government in the senate, said it was a win for WA Liberals who had campaigned for the changes.

    From the Oz.

  126. calli

    And I’m in the “Irish Pub”, which rather less Irish than me. Bur far more Irish than the Beloved, who looks very natty in his cowboy hat.

    Good to see the Christmas Pudding thread yesterday – I do mine in cloth, the result resembles a rather unappetising human brain until copious amounts of flaming liquids envelop it in blue light, caramelising the skin. Then it’s served with the Beloved’s mum’s Hard Sauce. This recipe is also known to NASA. It fuelled the space shuttle.

  127. John Constantine

    “This comes despite Andrews Government attempts to stop volunteer numbers being released publicly.

    The “CFA at a Glance” quarterly update on volunteer numbers has not been published since October last year and the Government refused to release the authority’s 2017-18 annual report, despite it being signed off by the Victorian Auditor General in late August.

    However, The Weekly Times has seen CFA data that shows it is bleeding firefighters.

    Volunteers say they’re being treated as second-class firefighters ”

    The volunteer cfa are literally Nazis, and the narrative calls for firetrucks loaded with apex predators and full veiled wahhabi wymynsys . At any price.

    Clearances of Nazi biggles reading volunteers and recruitment of hundred odd thousand dollar a year diversity photo opportunity providers.

    To be funded from a special tax on the capital property value of racists.
    Through the rates system.

    Comrades.

  128. Hay Stockard

    Anyone worried about the EU having an army only needs to google up the state of Germany’s Bundeswhar. It is not the Heer of old. It is not a viable force. Much like ours.

  129. John Constantine

    The greens hate space exploration, because they see it as the last possible white flight, a hope from pale stale male culture that they can get away from global totalitarian socialism before they get wiped out

    Therefore no space exploration can be allowed, except that deliberately framed in the language of Stalin, to deliberately progress universal totalitarian socialism.

    Comrades

  130. calli

    I don’t mind “tradie”. But then I wouldn’t.

    In aeons past, Tradesmen were referred to by their trade – Carpenter and Joiner, Boilermaker, Plumber and Gasfitter, etc.

    And they were proud and protective of their skills.

  131. Snoopy

    I am looking at Motul “Mo-Cool” as I am thinking about trekking north this summer

    Dot, for your Mazda 121 I would stick with green 55% ethylene glycol coolant. If you have problems it’s likely due to a cooling system failure rather than the coolant.

  132. stackja

    Man shot at home in Cranbourne East
    Tamsin Rose, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Neighbours say they heard loud motorbikes last night in a Cranbourne East street where a man was shot.

    The 26-year-old man was taken to The Alfred hospital with non-life threatening lower body injuries after the shooting in Elmslie St about 6am.

    His attacker remains at large as police try to piece together exactly what happened.

  133. Dot, for your Mazda 121

    I wouldn’t leave the tracks either.

  134. stackja

    Greens candidate slammed for sexist rap lyrics, as video emerges of him discussing topless women
    MONIQUE HORE AND JAMES DOWLING, Herald Sun
    November 14, 2018 8:36am
    Subscriber only

    FAMILY violence advocates and gay rights groups have slammed a Greens candidate over his “dangerous” lyrics about date rape and domestic violence.

    Renowned Australian entertainer Rhonda Burchmore is referenced in the music and labelled Angus McAlpine’s lyrics “very offensive”.

    The Greens candidate for Footscray rapped in one track that “young girls dress like whores, their idols are idiots, I prefer Rhonda Burchmore”.

  135. stackja

    Man charged after newborn girl seriously injured
    The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A father will face court today charged over allegedly causing serious injuries to a baby in Sydney’s southwest.

    The four-week-old girl was taken to Liverpool Hospital, suffering seizures last week on Thursday, November 8.

    Officers were told by doctors the girl had suffered serious brain, neck, and rib injuries.

    The baby was transferred to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

    Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 25-year-old man at Parramatta Police Station yesterday, where he was charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm.

    Police will allege in court that the child had been assaulted by the man at a home in Sydney’s southwest.

    He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

  136. stackja

    Schoolies urged to get meningococcal B jab
    Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier-Mail
    November 14, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    QUEENSLAND schoolies are being urged to get a meningococcal B vaccine over fears post-graduation celebrations increase the risk of contracting the potentially deadly disease.

    The Queensland Government refused to fund vaccinations against the B strain for teenagers after it was rejected for inclusion in the National Immunisation Program.

  137. stackja

    Shocking video as wild brawl outside Casuarina Club caught on CCTV
    KIERAN BANKS, NT News
    November 14, 2018 12:30am

    TWO men have been arrested over a wild brawl captured on CCTV at a popular northern suburbs social club.

    The images show a man armed with a stick and another man with his hand wrapped in what appeared to be cloth chase a man and a woman to the entrance of the Casuarina Club on Sunday morning.

    The man armed with the stick struck the male, while his colleague picked up a sign placed at the club’s entrance and threw it towards the doorway.

    Video on page shows colorful characters.

  138. Snoopy

    Renowned Australian entertainer Rhonda Burchmore

    Who?

  139. C.L.

    The Greens candidate for Footscray rapped in one track that “young girls dress like whores, their idols are idiots …”

    Can’t fault him for accuracy.

    More on the Greens’ latest woes at Bolt’s:

    The Australian Greens party is facing more claims of sexism, with a former state leader accused of referring to women in the workplace as “fat, hairy lesbians”, “power pussies” and “hairy-legged feminists”.

    Former Victorian Greens party leader, Greg Barber, is also accused of having a “men’s room” in his office — a meeting room that female staff members were not allowed to enter unless invited.

    Far out. I never thought it would be possible to admire a Green.
    More on the rapper:

    Angus McAlpine … the Greens candidate for Footscray rapped in one track that “young girls dress like whores, their idols are idiots, I prefer Rhonda Burchmore”.

    In others, Mr McAlpine regularly referenced homophobic language…

    The Greens have stood by Mr McAlpine, who performed under pseudonym FatGut with hip hop crew Broken Aesthetiks.

    Mr McAlpine said he had distanced himself from the hip hop after moving overseas in 2012 to escape a “culture of toxic masculinity”.

    But late on Tuesday a video surfaced of an interview last year in which Mr McAlpine said the trip was to “drink around Europe”.

    He also said it would be “dope” to be on a Polynesian island with “topless chicks giving me coconuts” and “really hot Polynesian women in grass skirts”...

    This bloke too sounds alright! What the hell is going on?

  140. jupes

    So National Geographic is against space exploration?

    Speaking of space exploration, there are ads on Foxtel for a series about the colonisation of Mars. It would seem from these ads that there are two groups colonising the planet – the miners and the scientists.

    The miners are men. The scientists are women. The exact quote from the miners is “drill baby drill”. To the best of my recollection the quotes from the scientists are “they only care about profit” and “we have to fight to save Mars”.

    No seriously, that’s the plot. The evil miners want to make money by utilising resources while the ethical scientists want to ‘save’ a ball of dirt floating through the solar system! Have we reached peak stupid yet?

  141. zyconoclast

    These insufferable dickheads wear their guns at RBT stops and donut shops

    All the cops in the donut shops

  142. C.L.

    Bolt sniffs, “The Greens just don’t seem a party for grown ups.”
    They’re just like the majors, then.

  143. stackja

    CBA gets 65% renewable energy from January
    Stuart Condie, Australian Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Commonwealth Bank will get 65 per cent of its energy from renewables starting in January after signing an agreement with the largest wind farm in New South Wales.

    Australia’s largest bank says the 12-year purchasing agreement with Sapphire Wind Farm, in north-east NSW is a step toward going all-renewables by 2030.

    CBA has become the first Australian firm to commit to the global RE100 initiative, joining corporates including Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony and Starbucks in committing to source 100 per cent of their electricity from renewables by a specified year.

    Kylie Macfarlane, CBA’s general manager of corporate responsibility, said the agreement with Sapphire decreases the bank’s carbon emissions by 60 per cent.

    But don’t ATMs need reliable energy?

  144. feelthebern

    How is Simon Birmingham allowed overseas?
    He seems to be a chromosome short.
    He really is a reverse-Midas.
    Another product of the SA Liberals.

  145. Roger

    Anyone worried about the EU having an army only needs to google up the state of Germany’s Bundeswhar. It is not the Heer of old. It is not a viable force. Much like ours.

    Correct; however, it seems to have dawned on the little Frenchman and Mutti Merkel that the USA is not prepared to underwrite the security of Europe indefinitely. Therefore they need to get serious about their armed forces.

    We might well mock them, but then our politicians can’t think beyond the election cycle and seem to imagine that if we don’t prepare for the worst possible security outcome in our region it won’t happen because we’re the “lucky country”.

  146. Boambee John

    Snoopy at 1113

    Add to those the adoption of “fisher”. Beloved of TheirABC.

    Always amused to see the anti-Christian fascist left use “fisher”.

    Clearly unaware of the Biblical phrase “fishers of men”.

  147. .

    The miners are men. The scientists are women. The exact quote from the miners is “drill baby drill”. To the best of my recollection the quotes from the scientists are “they only care about profit” and “we have to fight to save Mars”.

    No seriously, that’s the plot. The evil miners want to make money by utilising resources while the ethical scientists want to ‘save’ a ball of dirt floating through the solar system! Have we reached peak stupid yet?

    Yes I saw that too. Eyes rolled, channels scrolled.

  148. zyconoclast

    Schoolies urged to get meningococcal B jab
    Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier-Mail
    November 14, 2018 1:00am

    Shouldn’t they be encouraged not to get meningococcal?

  149. C.L.

    Reported today re the ceremony Trump missed …

    Turns out Marine One wasn’t able to transport Trump because of extremely low visibility, so his only option would be a two and a half-hour convoy. That would have required tying up Paris with a presidential motorcade, requiring literally months of preparation.

    So it was all lies. But you knew that already.

  150. .

    Trickler, Death Arky

    I await your response. I had to laugh at a fisheries inspector pretending he had a masters in mechanical engineering or physical chemistry though.

  151. Top Ender

    there are ads on Foxtel for a series about the colonisation of Mars

    Thanks for the warning Jupes. Hard to find a good TV series these days so important to know what to ignore.

    We started Aquarius last night. David Duchovny as a 1960s cop chasing down Charles Manson. Good soundtrack and so far not too bad.

  152. jupes

    Speaking of Bolta, here he is falling for the old Religion of Peace bullshit:

    Check out the great statement from Victoria’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – originally from the Punjab.

    It is a source of immense sadness for us, as Muslims, to hear that innocent people are either being killed or injured at the hands of Muslims and that there are Muslims causing such harm and spreading hate in name of Islam.
    ….
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will continue to exhort its members to display the true teachings of Islam which are of peace, love, mercy and compassion

    Sad and disappointing.

  153. .

    He also said it would be “dope” to be on a Polynesian island with “topless chicks giving me coconuts” and “really hot Polynesian women in grass skirts”…

    But they are really hot before they get fat.

    You know what, I reckon this Greens stuff might be concocted.

    “The public think we’re too woke…let’s get some common touch out there, but make it more authentic than K-Rudd”.

    I know Greens voters. At the same time they will have a man cave, fully organise a rowdy bucks trip and wear a white ribbon the next week and crap on about being a “good man”. I don’t know if they’re hypocrites or just clench their teeth and hope they can keep their head down.

  154. Peter Castieau

    I expect that there will lots of cheering and back-slapping from LNP MP’s claiming that they have fixed the GST with legislation passing on the voices this morning in the Senate.

    Be very clear that this is unfunded, unprincipled and it retains the socialist formula of Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation that rewards medicancy and punishes innovation and efficiency.

    Further to that we are (WA) still deprived of 25% of the potential GST entitlement as the floor is set to 75c. Had the government adopted the recommendation of the Productivity Commission it would have involved zero taxpayer dollars and returned 93c and reached that level quicker!

    The GST problem is NOT fixed!

  155. Turns out Marine One wasn’t able to transport Trump because of extremely low visibility, so his only option would be a two and a half-hour convoy. That would have required tying up Paris with a presidential motorcade, requiring literally months of preparation.

    So it was all lies. But you knew that already.

    More grist to ‘The Media is the Enemy of the People’ mill.

  156. Roger

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community…

    The Ahmadis jump through hoops to reinterpret the Quran as promoting peace.

    Sunnis regard them as heretics.

  157. .

    He also said it would be “dope” to be on a Polynesian island with “topless chicks giving me coconuts” and “really hot Polynesian women in grass skirts”…

    All the proof required here to show the man is speaking da truth to power is how many nails went missing from Cook’s ship as his men paid gifts to the beautiful islander woman and longed to live in a pre-fall paradise as godly kings that the most sordid smears about Mormonism’s eschatology could not fill their dreamy heads with.

  158. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From The Australian front page:

    “Almost two-thirds of women, and one-third of men have been sexually harassed at work — but less than half of them report it, a survey reveals”

    It must be truly awful being a wymminses. Every day they must have – are obliged to have – a background nagging feeling that there is something that is not right.

  159. Top Ender

    This sounds like the Mars program discussed above. From an article in the Oz – comments open.

    Mars gives us storytelling on the red planet that’s out of this world

    A scene from Ron Howard’s Mars, airing on NatGeo. Picture: Robert Viglasky.

    Pick of the day: Mars, 9.30pm, NatGeo.

    Once in a while a well-timed, pitch-perfect television series comes along that actually changes the world.

    Mars, from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, returning tonight for its second season, may turn out to be one such series.

    With a blend of top-shelf drama and documentary storytelling, it presents a near-future scenario with a scientific team flying on a mission to the planet Mars, and the present-day experts and leaders working to make it happen.

    The cast of relatively unknown actors is led by Jihae (Mortal Engines), a South Korean singer, composer and artist, who plays Hana Seung, an American mission pilot who unexpectedly becomes the mission commander.

    She also plays Hana’s twin sister, Joon Seung, who becomes secretary-general of the fictional International Mars Science Foundation. The show also stars Clementine Poidatz, Alberto Ammann, Sammi Rotibi and Anamaria Marinca.

    Last season followed the establishment of a precarious settlement on the red planet, concluding with the discovery of primitive microbial life — just in time as funding was due to run out on Earth.

    This new season is concerned with the likelihood that scientific exploration of Mars will be followed by commercial exploration and possibly exploitation of its resources. In the present day, it examines the debate about extracting petrochemical resources in the Arctic as a harbinger of how this might play out.

    We also see noticeably less of Mars enthusiast and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk this season, perhaps owing to his many corporate distractions since season one aired two years ago. (His fictional avatar played by Olivier Martinez is also absent.)

    In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July next year, more and more people will be thinking — and dreaming — about the future of manned spaceflight.

    Maybe not the same program????

  160. .

    C.L.
    #2863990, posted on November 14, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Most pathetic news angle of the week:

    No way that house is burning down. What a pathetic non-story.

    No one would read the DM if it wasn’t full of celebrity tits and arse.

  161. jupes

    “Almost two-thirds of women, and one-third of men have been sexually harassed at work — but less than half of them report it, a survey reveals”

    Lies, damn lies, statistics and women’s statistics.

  162. .

    This new season is concerned with the likelihood that scientific exploration of Mars will be followed by commercial exploration and possibly exploitation of its resources.

    The most likely scenario is that private enterprise will forge ahead and bureaucracy will do everything it can to hinder any progress. Second rate taupe coated government scienticians will then claim a blanket ban and “need” research funds.

    Every asteroid is sacred!

  163. jupes

    Maybe not the same program????

    No that’s it. Musk’s ugly mug also appears on the ads.

  164. Senile Old Guy

    The cast of relatively unknown actors is led by Jihae (Mortal Engines), a South Korean singer, composer and artist, who plays Hana Seung, an American mission pilot who unexpectedly becomes the mission commander. She also plays Hana’s twin sister, Joon Seung, who becomes secretary-general of the fictional International Mars Science Foundation. The show also stars Clementine Poidatz, Alberto Ammann, Sammi Rotibi and Anamaria Marinca.

    So, over half the cast is female, including several ethnics? All in the name of diversity, presumably. Definitely on the “do not watch” list.

  165. .

    For research purposes only.

    Are male Greens sexist? Maybe.

    Were they telling the truth about our polynesian sisters?

    Yes.

    https://www.instagram.com/vaimalamachavesoff/?hl=en

  166. C.L.

    “Almost two-thirds of women, and one-third of men have been sexually harassed at work — but less than half of them report it, a survey reveals”

    I just read that report in The Australian. That increasingly wacko, fake-newspaper didn’t mention anything about the survey. So I had to Google further details.

    Here are those details (SBS):

    More than 60 per cent of women have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to the interim results of a major national survey.

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions’ online questionnaire began in September and will run until November, with about 7500 people participating so far.

    LOL.

  167. Turns out Marine One wasn’t able to transport Trump because of extremely low visibility, so his only option would be a two and a half-hour convoy. That would have required tying up Paris with a presidential motorcade, requiring literally months of preparation.

    If you believe that, I’ve got a condo overlooking the Mare of Tranquility to sell you.

  168. Top Ender:

    Mrs Merkel said: “What is really important, if we look at the developments of the past year, is that we have to work on a vision of one day creating a real, true European army.’’

    There was a European army, Ms Merkel, if you were to read some bloody history.
    It consisted of over 500,000 non German volunteers.
    Eventually growing to 38 Divisions equivalent.
    It was called the SS.
    Scratch a Socialist – expose a Nazi.

  169. “Almost two-thirds of women, […] have been sexually harassed at work […]

    Proving that most waemen should not be put at risk by joining the workforce!

  170. .

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions’ online questionnaire began in September and will run until November, with about 7500 people participating so far.

    In other words, a massive self-selection bias as well as literal juking of the stats.

  171. C.L.

    Note well that The Australian only refers to “a survey.” That’s it.

    They deliberately left out the fact that it is a fake ACTU online push-poll.

  172. Dr Faustus

    My Health Record infected by a bad dose of the Fuckup Fairies:

    Health Minister Greg Hunt has been claiming the record has military grade security and said: “the advice that I have, no data breaches and no releases to any law enforcement agencies after six years.”

    the Australian Digital Health Agency, which runs the record, admits there have been nine data breaches associated with the record.

    Aug 2, 2018

    Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period

    Nov 9, 2018

    My Health Record’s privacy chief quits amid claims agency ‘not listening’

    Nov 9, 2018

    Presently, the My Health Record Opt Out website is unavailable due to “the server unexpectedly dropped the connection“.
    Nov 14, 2018

  173. H B Bear

    Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation = subsidizing failed mendicant States.
    The GST problem is NOT fixed!

    Exactly right Peter. Australia’s failed Federation is kicked down the road.

  174. H B Bear

    Note well that The Australian only refers to “a survey.” That’s it.
    They deliberately left out the fact that it is a fake ACTU online push-poll.

    That’s even worse than an Essential Media phone poll for The Ponds Institute.

  175. Herodotus

    All sorts of people shop at Bunnings. They’re probably categorizable as follows:
    Absolute twerps buy Ozito, medium twerps buy Ryobi, while tradies buy De Walt or Makita.

  176. Diogenes

    If that chick is black then I’m Carl Fucking Lewis.

    Carl,
    that is my point ! She passes the 3 way test identifies as Darkinjung (the same mob that Mundine is from)

    Once in a while a well-timed, pitch-perfect television series comes along that actually changes the world.

    Sounds a bit like Red/Blue/Green Mars trilogy published in teh 90s same tensions of initial settlement , terraforming, exploitation

  177. Top Ender

    Get rich quick scheme hits rocks

    Australian bikie, Thai wife sentenced to death for drug smuggling

    A Perth member of the notorious bikie group Hells Angels and his wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand for trying to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine into Australia.

    Luke Cook, 34, and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport last December and charged in relation to a 2015 plot to smuggle an estimated $300 million of crystal meth — or ice — into Thailand and then on to Australia.

    A Thai court has sentenced the couple to death, but that is expected to be commuted to life in prison, media reports on Wednesday said. A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson declined to comment specifically on Mr Cook, but said the Australian government was providing consular assistance to an Australian in Thailand.

    “Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

    Mr Cook is accused of co-ordinating the movement of the drugs from China to Thailand on board a yacht.

    However the shipment was dumped off the southeastern Thai province of Chonburi after being spotted by Thai authorities, The Daily Telegraph reported.

    About 50kg of the drug divided up into four sacks later washed ashore at Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong province in June 2015.

    Authorities in Thailand claimed that Mr Cook was paid $US10 million by the Hells Angels to buy and store the drugs for later shipment to Australia. As part of their investigation, Thai police confiscated assets including luxury cars.

    Police claimed that Mr Cook and his wife ran a boat rental business, Global Marine Solutions, and had ties with Sydney-based Hells Angels’ member and drugs identity Wayne Schneider, who was murdered in Thailand in November 2015. Schneider was believed to have paid Mr Cook the money to smuggle 500kg of crystal meth into Thailand so it could then be distributed elsewhere.

    Oz complete article – no comments allowed – wonder why not????

  178. Notafan

    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    also have a modern founder they revere as a prophet

    They are a cult within a cult

    And we all know what Sunni do to heretics

  179. thefrollickingmole

    Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, leader of the government in the senate, said it was a win for WA Liberals who had campaigned for the changes.

    Mmmmyess such a big win, delay any changes until a lib state government loses power then turn the money spigots on for the lab party.

    Is as cunning as the cunning stone of cunnington wrapped in the sly sack of sackville and inserted in the sneaky sphincter of My Sneaky.

  180. Well, this may last longer than an irrepressible tile merchant.

    “CFL” is also a reminder of Turnbullian failure.

  181. thefrollickingmole

    Tard fight!

    Government scientists & local indigies Vs envio whackjobs.

    Who to believe??

    Too many polar bears are roaming the Canadian Arctic, and the growing population is posing an increasing threat to Inuit communities, according to a controversial new government report which has been bitterly contested by environmental scientists.

    The draft report was prepared by the Nunavut government, and consists of submissions from Inuit community groups across Canada’s northernmost territory. Public consultations are set to start on Tuesday before the government unveils the final report later in the year.

    “Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,” said one section of the report, according to the Canadian Press. “Public safety concerns, combined with the effects of polar bears on other species, suggest that in many Nunavut communities, the polar bear may have exceeded the coexistence threshold.”

    The renewed focus on polar bears comes after a tragic summer for the region: two people were killed by bears in separate attacks, including father Aaron Gibbons, who died protecting his children.

    Researchers agree that polar bears represent a growing threat to Inuit communities, but say that is because climate change has pushed them closer to human settlements – not because the bear population is growing.

    “There seems to be a divergence between scientists and Inuit on the threat that climate change poses to this species,” said Andrew Derocher, a polar bear researcher at the University of Alberta.

  182. You have to ask why the Thais don’t rein in their own drug suppliers but like hanging foreigners?

    I’m not suggesting corruption on the scale you see in the Golden Triangle, but someone is a law unto themselves there. The army is pretty damned powerful. I don’t think the King or PM can really stand up to them. Perhaps “M. Bison” is more real than you realise.

  183. Boambee John

    If you believe that, I’ve got a condo overlooking the Mare of Tranquility to sell you.

    What is this about a calm horse?

    Either have it all in Latin or all in English, don’t mix your languages!

  184. thefrollickingmole

    Mare of Tranquility

    Custers famous horse that helped him win the battle of the Alamo wasnt it?

  185. Tel

    Check out the great statement from Victoria’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – originally from the Punjab.

    Most of the mainstream Muslims regard the Ahmadiyya as heretic weirdos. They are persecuted across the Muslim world.

    I can understand why Ahmadiyya want to preach tolerance, because they are usually the first targets of Muslim intolerance! Good luck to them, hope someone listens.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Ahmadis

  186. Roger

    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    also have a modern founder they revere as a prophet

    Yes, he renounced the third jihad (warfare) as inapplicable in the modern world.

    Absent the distinctive messianic claims and the Ahmaddis represent the much called for reform of Islam.

    Yet the vast majority of Sunni and Shia reject their interpretation of jihad.

    So what chance is there for this anticipated reformed form of Islam to actually come into being?

  187. .

    “Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,”

    I believe the Innuit. They actually live there.

    Animal rights activists would take offence to Russians shooting 400+ strong super-packs of wolves that harass entire towns.

    The enviro-loons and animal rights activists can go and take a hike.

  188. C.L.

    … trad[esmen] buy De Walt or Makita.

    Yes but who cares what they buy?
    That’s another thing that bugs me.
    When did tradesmen become the new Diggers, national exemplars of all that is Aussie-virtuous?
    This ute-ocracy (if you will) was invented by 2UE.
    Most of them are criminally over-charging knuckle-heads whose mastery is about one-fifth of a tradesman’s in the 1920s (or the 1520s, for that matter).

  189. Snoopy

    TheirABC asking the big questions. “What would happen if Australia’s water supply ran out?”

    Next week, “What would happen if climate change caused gravity to stop working?”

  190. Old School Conservative

    The Australian Greens party is facing more claims of sexism, with a former state leader accused of referring to women in the workplace as “fat, hairy lesbians”, “power pussies” and “hairy-legged feminists”

    Worthy of a Cat Quote.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    GPS tracking, CBD ban: Liberals’ tough counter-terror pledge

    Rachel Baxendale
    Victorian Political Reporter
    @rachelbaxendale
    25 minutes ago November 14, 2018
    5 Comments

    Radicalised extremists could be fitted with GPS tracking devices and banned from Melbourne’s CBD under tough new counter-terror laws being proposed by the Victorian Coalition.

    Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s announcement, ahead of the November 24 state election, follow’s Friday’s terror attack, which resulted in the death of restaurateur Sisto Malaspina and injury of two other members of the public.

    Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, a Somalian-born Australian known to ASIO and the AFP, set a gas bottle-laden ute on fire and went on a stabbing frenzy in Bourke Street before being fatally shot by police.

    The Coalition’s $89.5m four point plan would involve the creation of terrorism restriction orders and the training of 100 existing front line police officers in counter terrorism operations.

    It would also see the addition of 50 analysts and surveillance staff at the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and Counter Terrorism Command, and a boost to Victoria Police Melbourne CBD patrols with eight more four-person teams added.

    “I think we can all see from the tragic events of last Friday how every second counted,” Mr Guy said.

    “To have more police, visible police put patrols in our CBD would be immensely important and provide a much greater level of security and indeed protection to Victorians going about their daily lives.

    From the Oz. So they’ll just strike against suburban schools and shopping centres, then?

  192. thefrollickingmole

    I think this bloke is arguing for ethnics and women to be banned from doing any tech work.
    Seems harsh, but fair.
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/14/worrying-lack-of-diversity-in-britains-technology-sector-race-gender-report-finds

    “The figures are particularly worrying when you consider how important the tech sector is,” said Inclusive Boards’ director Samuel Kasumu. “It contributed close to £200bn to the economy in the last year and its growth rate is 2.5 times faster than the whole economy.
    Every other sector is reliant on technology: you have edtech, fintech, govtech, and healthtech. Our future, every single aspect of our lives, is increasingly becoming reliant on technology.
    Almost two-thirds of boards, and more than 40% of senior leadership teams, have no female representation at all, while across the sector the average is just 12.6% of board members and 16.6% of senior executives.

    I might be reading his intentions wrong, but im pretty sure thats what hes implying.

  193. C.L.

    Once in a while a well-timed, pitch-perfect television series comes along that actually changes the world.

    This is the kind of pimply-faced, low-wattage infantilism that now defines Australian journalism.
    In fact, no television series in history has ever changed the world.

  194. Tom

    Peter Castieau
    #2863988, posted on November 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Thank you, Custard. Very important information on the still-unadressed injustices of GST that won’t even be mentioned on most of the 6pm TV news services around the country tonight.

  195. Radicalised extremists could be fitted with GPS tracking devices and banned from Melbourne’s CBD under tough new counter-terror laws being proposed by the Victorian Coalition.

    Bad enough to ban in the CBD, bad enough to ban from the rest of society.

    Wishy washy ferkn libs

  196. Rebel with cause

    I am concerned that Bunnings in some states put sausages in buns! Why would you do that when sliced bread exists?!?

  197. .

    Most of them are criminally over-charging knuckle-heads whose mastery is about one-fifth of a tradesman’s in the 1920s (or the 1520s, for that matter).

    LOL

    I had a new front axle put in by a said knucklehead.

    Every time I turn to the left, it makes metallic scraping noises.

    On the other hand, I’ve done all sorts of crap to my car short of internal engine work without any major or permanent fuck-ups.

    Hopefully, it just grinds the excess away eventually.

  198. no television series in history has ever changed the world.

    false.

    ref: Would you believe “Get Smart” ?

  199. Roger

    Radicalised extremists could be fitted with GPS tracking devices and banned from Melbourne’s CBD

    Urban bugmen will be protected by police carrying sub-maching guns.

    Suburban bogans will have to resort to shopping trolleys.

  200. Atoms for Peace

    Funny, but every time I see Vic on the news, that ” Run Rabbit Run ” tune pops into my head..

  201. Senile Old Guy

    Idiots.

    Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, a Somalian-born Australian known to ASIO and the AFP, set a gas bottle-laden ute on fire and went on a stabbing frenzy in Bourke Street before being fatally shot by police. It would also see the addition of 50 analysts and surveillance staff at the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and Counter Terrorism Command, and a boost to Victoria Police Melbourne CBD patrols with eight more four-person teams added.

    This guy was an immigrant “known to ASIO and the AFP”. So how does adding more surveillance staff help? This terrorist had already been “surveilled”. Stop importing terrorists.

  202. Rebel with cause

    When did tradesmen become the new Diggers, national exemplars of all that is Aussie-virtuous?

    I’d rather we idolised tradies any day over senior bureaucrats and politicians. At least there is the chance the tradie has contributed something positive to the sum total of humanity.

  203. I am bespoke

    Surprise! “Man” Who Insulted Tucker Carlson’s Daughter as a “Whore” and a “C**t” Is… On the Board of Directors of the “Women’s Initiative”

    26 Yet, a female jackass on Twitter blamed Tucker’s son for the dust-up because he threw a glass of wine in the bastard’s face. She said something along the lines of, “Tucker didn’t raise his kids very well.”

    Monty?

  204. I would like to see CL go a day without being negative about anything.

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Radicalised extremists could be fitted with GPS tracking devices and banned from Melbourne’s CBD

    Cue the bawling about “victimization” and “discrimination.”

  206. .

    Surprise! “Man” Who Insulted Tucker Carlson’s Daughter as a “Whore” and a “C**t” Is… On the Board of Directors of the “Women’s Initiative”

    26 Yet, a female jackass on Twitter blamed Tucker’s son for the dust-up because he threw a glass of wine in the bastard’s face. She said something along the lines of, “Tucker didn’t raise his kids very well.”

    Monty?

    White Ribbon and similar “initiatives” (taxpayer funded begging) are the biggest crocks of shit, ever.

    Like the great man said.

  207. I praise the plumber who unblocks the toilet.

    Fscked if I’m doing it.

  208. mh

    I can find Mare Tranquillitatis and Sea of Tranquility, but not Mare of Tranquility.

  209. .

    I have no beef with plumbers. They seek out work and aim to please.

    Electricians are the princesses of the trades.

    Too much work, overpaid, refuse to do small jobs.

    If your kid is thinking of a trade, be a sparky. They literally make “too much” money and can refuse work.

    My god. Get skilled up in electronics (cert IV/diploma level), signalling or mechatronics (you can get a degree in engineering with only two years of maths, physics and IT) and the pay rates go through the roof, especially if you have a brain and can become a project manager…and have the chutzpah to go out on your own as a contractor.

    I hear there is an upcoming shortage of bricklayers, even so that TAFE NSW is reintroducing bricklaying courses where they were withdrawn once.

  210. C.L.

    I’d rather we idolised tradies any day over senior bureaucrats and politicians.

    Nobody idolises bureaucrats and politicians.

  211. wivenhoe

    Why would you do that when sliced bread exists?!?

    To hold the onions in place so that they can not escape?

  212. I can find Mare Tranquillitatis and Sea of Tranquility, but not Mare of Tranquility.

  213. C.L.

    Funny, but every time I see Vic on the news, that ” Run Rabbit Run ” tune pops into my head …

    Every time Monty makes a US political prediction, this tune pops into mine:

  214. mh

    I never watch the Simpsons.

    I’m not starting now.

  215. jupes

    Stop importing terrorists.

    Stop importing Muslims and 3rd world savages.

  216. mh

    That awful bloody woman.

    ‘The Worst Deal in History’: Brexiteers Respond to Theresa May’s ‘Slave State’ Agreement With Europe

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/11/13/the-worst-deal-in-history-brexiteers-respond-to-theresa-mays-slave-state-agreement-with-europe/

  217. thefrollickingmole

    Last attempt dissapeared…

    The mars Tv series isnt that bad, it could do without the cameo talking heads bits as that ruins the flow for me.

    But its had the tension between scientists & business from the start as a largely privately funded mission wanting to generate returns on investments.
    But the mission was only saved from being wound up in the last episode by finding of life (of a sort) on mars.

    The ethnic mix is never mentioned which is a nice change (no stronk woman who dont need no man or tribal engineers), and the “Stale pale male” who was mission commander is sorely missed by the remaining crew.

    The first series is quite good, I enjoyed it.

  218. I never watch the Simpsons.

    My opinion of you, mh, could not be lower.

  219. “You! Hamburger!
    We have you surrounded.
    Drop the onions and come out with your buns up
    and you won’t get hurt.”

  220. mh

    David Davis

    @DavidDavisMP
    This is the moment of truth. This is the fork in the road. Do we pursue a future as an independent nation or accept EU domination, imprisonment in the customs union and 2nd class status. Cabinet and all Conservative MPs should stand up, be counted and say no to this capitulation.

    8,144
    6:17 AM – Nov 14, 2018

    Women are no good in politics, with very few exceptions. The evidence is there for everyone to see.

  221. H B Bear

    Between banning radicalized Mohammedans from the CBD, immigrants from Sydney and Melbourne and confining migrants to rural areas Australia will soon be just a patchwork of no-go zones.

  222. mh

    My opinion of you, mh, could not be lower.

    Liberty quote?

    Please?

  223. H B Bear

    I never watch the Simpsons.
    My opinion of you, mh, could not be lower.

    The Simpsons are totally played out mUnty. I can see why you might like them.

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