Wednesday Forum: November 28, 2018

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  1. Oh come on

    I can’t wait for the Democrat primaries to start. It’ll be great watching that bunch of leftists tearing each other to shreds.

  2. Tel

    Hmm. You may be right. Blackbirding is a word with connotations, so blackbird might be too.

    If YouTube is seriously deleting videos of blackbirds, because they contain blackbirds then the platform has pretty much jumped the shark. Look for an alternative host for your videos, there must be plenty of others.

  3. zyconoclast

    No need to click on the link to check it out.
    I given you the most important bits below.

    That’s one way to write them! Pia Muehlenbeck breaks down into tears as she writes her wedding vows while sunbathing TOPLESS

    She’s marrying the love of her life next week in a romantic ceremony in Byron Bay.

    And on Friday, Instagram sensation Pia Muehlenbeck wrote her wedding vows while sunbathing topless.

    The 26-year-old former lawyer stripped off into G-string bikini bottoms and could be seen crying as she penned what is no doubt an emotional tribute to soon-to-be husband, Kane Vato.

  4. Mother Lode

    WashPost Trashes ‘Gaffe’-Prone Melania: She Is ‘Just Plain Bad At This’

    The MSM calls anything a gaffe that disagrees with their particular set of beliefs.

    Intentionally saying AGW is a load of codswallop is a ‘gaffe’ as far as they are concerned.

    I think the re-boot or Murphy Brown a wonderful metaphor – for the press: The network bought it out to trash Trump. Instead ordinary people told them to go stick it where the network thinks the sun shines.

  5. Makka

    People able to change gender without sex reassignment surgery after NT passes new bill

    NT Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 made the Territory more compliant with the Sex Discrimination Act.

    Australians voted last year to allow same-sex marriage so there are consequential amendments needed in the NT,” she said.

    So if a chic wants to marry another chic , one option is to marry a bloke who now says he’s a chick. My lez bride with a dick. Makes perfect sense.

  6. Mother Lode

    Good to see that she’ll be putting her money, as they say, where her mouth is.

    I suspect she does not have to drive herself much, but her chauffeur will need to be careful.

  7. zyconoclast

    Electric cars in China secretly send location information to government-backed surveillance centres

    Over 200 car manufacturers are sending real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles in China to surveillance centres backed by the country’s government.

    he move — which comes as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens — potentially adds to the rich kit of surveillance tools available to the Chinese Government.

    Manufacturers including Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi and NIO are among those transmitting position information and dozens of other data points to government-backed monitoring centres.

    Generally, it happens without car owners’ knowledge.

  8. zyconoclast

    Hit in the head too many times?

    How do you stop a bad guy with a gun when there’s no good guy with a gun around? Maybe throw a hockey puck at him.

    A university in suburban Detroit is distributing hockey pucks as a form of self-defense against potential active shooters, according to reports.

    Because Oakland University has a no-weapons policy, university police Chief Mark Gordon suggested using a hockey puck to distract a shooter.

    “The first thing that came to my mind was a hockey puck. I was a hockey coach for my kids growing up. I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt,” university police Chief Mark Gordon told Detroit’s FOX 2.

  9. H B Bear

    And on Friday, Instagram sensation Pia Muehlenbeck wrote her wedding vows while sunbathing topless.

    Maybe she is crying because those bolt-ons look terrible?

  10. bespoke

    Oh come on
    #2875946, posted on November 30, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    You’re entitled to your opinion kid but there’s no need to be a brat.

    hes

    No he’s been told he’s entitled to be a brat.

  11. Bruce in WA

    The politically charged bill, introduced yesterday into the Senate, the second last week of parliament for the year, would set both the personal and company tax rate 20 per cent, lift the tax free threshold to $40,000, and abolish tobacco, alcohol, and fuel excise.

    Mike Daube apparently rushed to Charlie Gairdner Hospital on oxygen when he read that bit.

    (Some or all of the above may be untrue.)

    But can you imagine the horrendous campaign already being planned against the proposal?

  12. zyconoclast

    Tuesday’s Times: “Jailed [email protected] given chance to see his victim’s child” #BBCPapers #tomorrowspaperstoday

    Rotherham council have offered convicted [email protected] access to my son.

    This is happening all over the UK and must stop! An investigation and change in law is needed.

  13. jupes

    I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt,” university police Chief Mark Gordon told Detroit’s FOX 2.

    LOL

  14. Atoms for Peace

    Rich people will just get poor people to drive their cars.

  15. Atoms for Peace

    Even better, make parliamentarians in com cars responsible for speeding fines. I’m sure they never hurry up the poor drivers.

  16. Makka

    The US DOJ/FBI is a cess pit of deep state scum:

    According to the Daily Caller: FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.

    ….because if the DOJ was intending to throw a bag over the entire Clinton Foundation investigation and cover-it-up, that raid is exactly what they would do. This is presumably the investigation that John Huber was/is controlling.

    When congressman Mark Meadows reported that U.S. Attorney John Huber was scheduled to testify on December 5th, 2018, CTH warned:

    This could be a troubling indication because: (a) Huber wouldn’t be able to testify about an ongoing criminal investigation; and (b) this framework would infer DOJ officials (above Huber) have made a determination -or agreed with his determination- that no legal liability is possible within the matters Huber reviewed. (link)

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/11/30/foreboding-fbi-raids-home-of-clinton-foundation-whistleblower/

    The US is in such a terrible situation. The civil organs of Justice are all in on protecting Clinton and sabotaging Trump. This is exactly the purpose of the Mueller scam- open the investigation for the purpose of preventing public disclosure on anything to do with the FISA court applications that show corruption in the CIA/FBI/DOJ trying to spy on and then set up Trump.

  17. rickw

    A J3wish group has criticised an auction tomorrow of historical military memorabilia that includes Third Reich items such as a portrait of Hitler, a dagger with the etched motto “Alles fur Deutschland” and a Luftwaffe ring given to officers for bombing England.

    Do these idiots realise that most 98K rifles owned by Australians have multiple swastika’s on them?

  18. rickw

    Those very same soldiers probably bought those very same souvenirs home?

    The vast majority of quality pieces of Nazi or Imperial Japanese gear in Australia were brought back by Australian Soldiers.

  19. Tintarella di Luna

    I see that doyen of wrongology Van Wrongsolen is pumping up the Performing Stick Insect’s flatties. A more odious feckless creature I can’t name except for handbag harridans; Julia Banks, Kerryn Phelps, Rebekah Sharkie, Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Andrew Wilkie, Larissa Waters and all the rest. What’s the difference between the real Julia and the real Julie — a mere vowel.

    Bishop only got 11 votes from the parliamentary party, including hers. She’s deluded. And not one vote from her colleagues in her own state.

  20. Mater

    The vast majority of quality pieces of Nazi or Imperial Japanese gear in Australia were brought back by Australian Soldiers.

    Yes. Sorry rickw, the question mark was a typo. That was my point.

  21. Makka

    Four in ten Australians (42%) think sexual assault accusations are a way of getting back at men, according to the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) on violence against women, released today.

    Almost the same proportion (43%) believe women “make up” claims of abuse when going through child custody battles in court.

    Not the numbers they want. The propaganda will have to be intensified.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Softly, softly

    I’d like to see the face of the judge when Mueller’s prosecuter-weenie accuses Cohen of heinously saying “Jan” instead of “Jun”. May take some really heroic jurisdiction shopping to get a conviction.

  23. jupes

    It’s 10 years to the day that Steyn posted this masterpiece.

    The Shagged Sheep. Best smack-down of the decade.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Almost the same proportion (43%) believe women “make up” claims of abuse when going through child custody battles in court.

    There’s a certain element of the sisterhood that regards claims of abuse, as a perfectly legitimate technique, when resolving child custody battles or property settlements.

  25. Baldrick

    Visa Nazis – No tour for you!

    Matthew Doran ✔ @MattDoran91
    #BREAKING @abcnews understands the founder of the Proud Boys group, Gavin McInnes has had his visa application rejected. He was due to travel to Australia for a speaking tour early next year.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    madeup claims of abuse…

  27. Peter Campion

    You could always give it to Barnaby and ask him to wear it to Parliament. That would be epic on stilts on the roof of the Burj Khalifa.

    Thanks, Mr Rusty – Mrs C and I had been discussing what to get Baanyard for Christmas and that is perfect. It’d fit him, too.

    Let me know when you get 5xl shirts – my barrel came from whitewater kayaking, weight lifting and a great deal of beer.

  28. H B Bear

    Gavin McInnes – hardly surprising given the extreme danger posed by Right wing terrorists.

  29. Andreas

    I remember getting hit in the head with a hockey puck once and it hurt,” university police Chief Mark Gordon told Detroit’s FOX 2.

    Well he’s smarter than m0nty at least.

  30. jupes

    AWFL: Player safety takes centre stage at coaching forum

    “It’s also reinforcing there is a duty of care for every player to make sure they’re doing things to the best of their ability, so they’re not actually putting other players in harm’s way.”

    This from the AFL which allows a 100kg bloke play against women in the lower leagues (while banning him from the “elite” AWFL).

  31. Death Giraffe

    The bird they tried to ban. NSFW:


  32. Death Giraffe

    Only joking.
    Completely safe for work.
    It’s just a bird.

  33. Mark from Melbourne

    Not everyone in Greece is poor.

    I’ll give you this, JC, you do a fine line in property pron. Not my cup of tea, but gorgeous nonetheless.

  34. lotocoti

    I din’t realise taking a dive from school and faffing about was taking action.
    It would be interesting to know exactly how independent Leadership Victoria is.

  35. Tel:

    If we had the Union Free Zone then suddenly a lot of things much become good ideas.

    Tel, do you remember my previous comment when I said that our Navy needs Union Free Harbours to prevent the bastardry of the wharfies during overses conflicts?
    This is an extension of that.

  36. Mark from Melbourne

    Arky, that video is shit.

    Bugger all plot and less excitement.

  37. Snoopy

    Matthew Doran ✔ @MattDoran91
    #BREAKING @abcnews understands the founder of the Proud Boys group, Gavin McInnes has had his visa application rejected. He was due to travel to Australia for a speaking tour early next year.

    Well done Dutton you fascist right wing death beast.

  38. jupes

    The bird they tried to ban. NSFW:

    That’s not boring at all.

    I’m looking more forward to the next few episodes of the blackbird than anything on tele at the minute.

  39. Death Giraffe

    Bugger all plot and less excitement.

    It was a thriller.
    A real film noir work of art.
    YouTube ruined it.

  40. Boambee John:

    And what benefit would [email protected] gain, other than the sales which do not need such an agreement?

    Umm. How about a Mechanised Infantry Brigade?

  41. H B Bear

    Considering the Lieborals have been captured by the extreme Right they are still [email protected] Isn’t that right Julia Banks?

  42. Makka

    Labor to push for increase in refugee numbers

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2018/11/29/labor-increase-refugees/

    Labor for Refugees is circulating the motion, arguing for an end to offshore detention and the urgent transfer of refugees with mental health issues.

    It calls on a Shorten government to “transfer all refugees and people seeking asylum to either New Zealand, the US”, a safe third country that is acceptable to the refugee, or bring them to Australia.

    “Any refugee that is suffering physical or mental health problems as a result of their detention should be brought to Australia for care and treatment within the first 100 days of a Labor government,’’ it states.

    We will be seeing a lot of mentally ill refos it seems. I hope they fix them up before they start slaughtering people in our CBD’s.

  43. Rae

    Softly, softly

    I’d like to see the face of the judge when Mueller’s prosecuter-weenie accuses Cohen of heinously saying “Jan” instead of “Jun”. May take some really heroic jurisdiction shopping to get a conviction.

    Lol, Bruce. No doubt Cohen will sing like a bird. I can hear the Judge now:

    “June-uary”
    Sick and tired, you’ve been fibbin’ to me
    You make me sad with your eyes
    You’re tellin’ me lies”

  44. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s getting seriously problematic telling whether something is satire or real, especially when it appears at a site like Puffho:

    Huffington Post: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Is ‘Seriously Problematic’

    According to the Huffington Post, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a classic Christmas film, is “problematic” and “marginalized reindeer.”

    In a video shared to the official Huffington Post Twitter account, the outlet claims viewers are noticing the “tale may not be so jolly after all.”

    The clip goes on to say Rudolph’s father verbally abuses him in the film and Santa berates Donner for his son’s nose.

    The Huffington Post also claims the reindeer school coach in the iconic film encourages bullying and that the film has undertones of sexism, saying, Donner forbids his wife from joining the search for their son.”

    I’m not going to grace Huff’n’Stuff with any clicks to see if it’s satirical or not.

  45. areff

    Gavin McInnes banned from Australia (from ABC):

    Right-wing provocateur and founder of the Proud Boys group Gavin McInnes has had his visa application blocked by the Home Affairs Department, failing the character test to enter Australia.
    Key points:

    Mr McInnes was due in Australia for a speaking tour early next year
    The Federal Government notified him earlier this month it was likely to deny him a visa
    Immigration officials deemed he had failed a “character test” based on extreme views

    Critics of Mr McInnes were urging the department and Immigration Minister David Coleman to ban him from travelling to Australia for a speaking tour next year, concerned about his extreme views and promotion of violence.

    The ABC understands Mr McInnes was notified a few weeks ago that the department was likely to block his visa application because he was judged to be of bad character, and the formal window for him to appeal closed today.

    Mr McInnes cut ties with the Proud Boys group earlier this month. The group, which Mr McInnes has previously labelled a “gang”, describes itself as a men’s organisation, committed to upholding “Western chauvinist values”.

    The FBI designated them as an extremist organisation.

    Yesterday, a petition of 81,000 signatures was delivered to Federal Parliament calling on the Government to block Mr McInnes from entering the country.

    Petition organiser Nyadol Nyuon, upon hearing the news that Mr McInnes had been denied a visa, offered “credit and thanks” to the Immigration Minister.

    Ms Nyuon was joined by Indigenous leader Marcia Langton, community activists, lawyers and Labor MPs in delivering the petition to Parliament House.

    Mr McInnes and UK activist Tommy Robinson were due to tour their The Deplorables speaking tour to Australia in February.

    The tour of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast was scheduled for December, but had been delayed.

    The ABC is unaware of the visa status of Mr Robinson.

    The Proud Boys list their values as including being against political correctness, racial guilt and racism, while promoting free speech and gun rights.

    But they have been widely criticised as promoting violence against people who do not share their views.

  46. Death Giraffe

    Gavin McInnes banned from Australia

    ..
    Exactly what is it that is liberal about this “Liberal” government?

  47. bespoke

    Arky

    Some tips for next time.

  48. Oh come on

    Jordan Peterson has done another Joe Rogan podcast.

    Something really quite sad has happened to Peterson – he’s become boring.

  49. thefrollickingmole

    Any chance the kiddies klimate krusade will use their school holidays to protest against weather?

  50. rickw

    failing the character test to enter Australia.

    He should have tried to emigrate to this shithole. Clearly no character testing required for that.

  51. Dr Faustus

    Gavin McInnes banned from Australia

    Petition organiser Nyadol Nyuon, upon hearing the news that Mr McInnes had been denied a visa, offered “credit and thanks” to the Immigration Minister.

    Ms Nyuon was joined by Indigenous leader Marcia Langton, community activists, lawyers and Labor MPs in delivering the petition to Parliament House.

    Now all dead set certain coalition supporters next May…

  52. Baldrick

    Critics of Mr McInnes were urging the department and Immigration Minister David Coleman to ban him from travelling to Australia for a speaking tour next year, concerned about his extreme views and promotion of violence.

    Extra votes obtained by the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals. from Leftard activists over this decision: 0

    Pissing off the base: ✔

  53. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2876027, posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    The PC-Police Have Found Their New Target: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    townhall.com

    First they went after Disney movies, and now they’re taking aim at another childhood favorite: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

    The Christmas classic had its seasonal premiere on CBS Tuesday night. And while most were excited to sit around the TV, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot cocoa in hand as the festive film played, not everyone was pleased to see Rudolph’s return.

    The minute Sam the Snowman started talking, some social justice warriors and PC-police whipped out their phones, opened up their Twitter apps, and began tearing apart the (apparently, once) beloved movie.

    Warning: Some strong language.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Majok Aneet pleads with judge to give him less jail time to avoid deportation
    Rebekah Cavanagh, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A thug involved in a terrifying home invasion has begged a judge to give him a lenient sentence so he avoids deportation.

    Majok Aneet, 25, has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and recklessly causing injury after he and two co-accused barged into an Avondale Heights home where a man was badly beaten and a phone and laptop stolen in February last year.

    Majok Aneet was a promising young footballer before turning to crime. Picture: Victoria Police

    By law, if he is jailed for 12 months or more, his global special humanitarian visa would be automatically cancelled and he would face deportation to South Sudan.

    Facing the County Court today, his lawyer Jennifer Clarke pushed Judge Michael Tinney to sentence him to time already served, just over 220 days, and release him on a Community Corrections Order.

    Having the risk of deportation hanging over his head would be extra punishment, she said.

    Judge Tinney quipped: “I’m not meant to be taking steps to avoid those provisions.

    “I’m here to sentence appropriately for the crime that has been committed. If the sentence is greater than 12 months, so be it.”

    But Judge Tinney sympathised with the prospect.

    “He’s looking down the barrel of being removed from the only country he’s ever known,” Judge Tinney said.

    “Why would anyone think it’s appropriate to yank him out of the country is beyond me … but I’m just the judge passing sentence.”

    In December 2014, the Migration Act was amended to include that anyone sentenced to more than 12 months in prison will have their visa immediately cancelled.

    “Entering or remaining in Australia is a privilege, and it is expected that non-citizens are, and have been, law-abiding. Visa holders must also continue to satisfy the character requirement,” a fact sheet for Section 501 of the Migration Act reads

    The court heard Aneet was a promising young footballer who fled war-torn Sudan with his family, arriving in Australia in 2004.

    I’m sorry, I don’t see the problem?

  55. stackja

    areff
    #2876028, posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Home Affairs Department. Dutton is on sick leave.

  56. Mark A

    rickw
    #2876033, posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    failing the character test to enter Australia.

    He should have tried to emigrate to this shithole. Clearly no character testing required for that.

    Just as well we have the likes of Tim South. and MS Nyadol Nyuon to act as our Jiminy Crickets.

    God only knows what this country would come to if not for them.

    It’s hard not to sound racist but really, they arrive here and after five minutes are either in parliament, on some council or in a human rights group organizing bans of people they don’t like.

  57. Oh come on

    Extra votes obtained by the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals. from Leftard activists over this decision: 0

    Pissing off the base: ✔

    The former base. Here’s the reality –

    Votes gained: 0
    Votes lost:0

    Everyone has moved on from the LP. It just needs to die.

  58. Roger

    It calls on a Shorten government to “transfer all refugees and people seeking asylum to either New Zealand, the US”, a safe third country that is acceptable to the refugee, or bring them to Australia.

    No prizes for guessing which country most will choose if given the option.

  59. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Four in ten Australians (42%) think sexual assault accusations are a way of getting back at men, according to the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) on violence against women, released today.

    Almost the same proportion (43%) believe women “make up” claims of abuse when going through child custody battles in court.

    Given the current politically correct climate, I’d say those numbers are on the low side. They are the number of people who are brave enough to say they believe theses things.

  60. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bugger all plot and less excitement.

    Lack of excitement can be a good thing, as some of the local birds eat cars.
    You wouldn’t want one of those nesting in your greenhouse.

  61. Is there ever a tinted young criminal who isn’t a promising footballer?

  62. Baldrick

    Everyone has moved on from the LP. It just needs to die.

    I’d also include the Nats, who continue to support them.
    They should change their name back to the Country Party and shortened, as in Nats.

  63. Robber Baron

    Pissing off the base

    Let’s see the bounce in the polls based on this decision. No doubt weird beard Abdul will have seen this whilst he was at the cafe next door to centrelink and decided to vote liberal. No doubt.

    No doubt 25 years old barista Jessie will now switch from Greens to Liberal.

    No doubt journalism student Rhylee will switch from Socialist alliance to libs and blog about it.

    So many votes won by this principled decision.

    At least the dying days of the Gillard shambles was comical. Morrison’s government is already over. He might as well hand it to Bishop and watch it burn.

  64. It’s hard not to sound racist but

    Protip: if you start a sentence with these words, you should have a good hard look at yourself in the hall of mirrors.

  65. Makka

    Extra votes obtained by the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals. from Leftard activists over this decision: 0

    Pissing off the base: ✔

    Exactly and the Lib brains trust will sit around scratching there heads AGAIN trying to work out why their primary vote has gone down further.

    “Obviously we have not given in enough!”

  66. Elle

    Arky, ignore the boys. They are just jealous of your obvious videoing skills … and including your exceptional mechanical skills. If you’ve read most comments; you will see you have some female fans.

    I am happy to manage your fan club … when I’m not chained to the kitchen sink.

    To become a member of Arky’s fan club the annual fee is $500.00. Not cheap, but well worth it!

    It includes regular YouTube updates, a 2019 calendar of Giraffes, a singlet that is smeared with Arky’s sweat and genuine A grade motor oil, Arky’s Christmas pudding and including regular rants about Trump and other such unsugnufacunt shut!

    Love u Arky 😚 😃 🙃

  67. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2876049, posted on November 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    It’s hard not to sound racist but

    Protip: if you start a sentence with these words, you should have a good hard look at yourself in the hall of mirrors.

    Bugger off Monty, I’m not usually rude, but today I’m in a foul mood. Have no time for your “wisdom”.

  68. Elle

    Arky, ignore the boys. They are just jealous of your obvious videoing skills … and including your exceptional mechanical skills. If you’ve read most comments; you will see you have some female fans.

    I am happy to manage your fan club … when I’m not chained to the kitchen sink.

    To become a member of Arky’s fan club the annual fee is $500.00. Not cheap, but well worth it!

    It includes regular YouTube updates, a 2019 calendar of Giraffes, a singlet that is smeared with Arky’s sweat and genuine A grade motor oil, Arky’s Christmas pudding and including regular rants about Trump and other such unsugnufac*nt shut!

    Love u Arky 😚 😃 🙃

  69. Mater

    Protip: if you start a sentence with these words, you should have a good hard look at yourself in the hall of mirrors.

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2011-06-03

  70. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty, you’re projecting again.
    Btw speaking of projection did Gladys light the Opera House red?
    I didn’t see anything in the MSM, but then I wasn’t looking all that hard.

    Public Buildings Lit Scarlet for Persecuted Christians (28 Nov)

    Landmark buildings around the world have been lit up in scarlet for “Red Wednesday,” an annual commemoration of persecuted Christians throughout the world.

    The #RedWednesday event is an initiative of the UK chapter of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which has partnered with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an NGO that promotes the right to freedom of religion.

    Among the dozens of noteworthy edifices bathed in red light Wednesday are the Roman Colosseum, Westminster Cathedral in London, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and St. Mirin’s Cathedral, in Paisley, Scotland.

    The NSW Government would support persecuted Christians, wouldn’t they? And the MSM would report such an event would they not?

  71. bespoke

    m0nty
    #2876049, posted on November 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    It’s hard not to sound racist but
    Protip: if you start a sentence with these words, you should have a good hard look at yourself in the hall of mirrors.

    So your pro racist? or a pro at hiding your racism?

  72. thefrollickingmole

    Here whats driving the kiddies klimate krusade.
    Hippies reliving Vietnam era protests, when they last felt relevant.

    I protested Vietnam and got suspended – history’s on the side of climate change students

    It was a distant war insofar as it was in an obscure part of south-east Asia, but one with immediate consequences for those high-school students. If nothing else, some students — or their brothers — faced conscription and potential death on the Mekong Delta or the jungles of Nui Dat; let alone complicity in a colonial war that was leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

    Whereas the Communists supported and supplied by China and the USSR were winning the war with heart shaped chocolates and flowers.

    I wonder what sort of superannuated hippy is writing this drivel?

    Chips Mackinolty is an Alice Springs-based artist and writer

    How ….interesting… it appears the NSW art gallery is supporting/ has in its collection a rather anti-s&&tic piece of work denying the right of I$%el to exist.
    Please click the link.

  73. Death Giraffe

    Elle
    #2876053, posted on November 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    ..
    Good on yer Elle!
    As soon as I hit 1000 subscribers, you have the job.
    Leave the year 2051 free.

  74. JC

    This is going to be fun to watch. @jack is also in a spot of trouble for banning a prominent rightwinger for no apparent reason.

    Tuesday was a red-letter day for Fox News: The launch of Fox Nation, its new subscription streaming service designed to appeal to the most obsessed Fox News fans.

    And yet, armed with a Twitter feed capable of reaching 18.3 million followers, the network did not tweet a single thing about the launch.

    In fact, Fox News hasn’t tweeted since Nov. 8, when it began a silent protest against Twitter after a group of demonstrators posted star host Tucker Carlson’s home address on the social network.

    With the apparent boycott — which also includes the Fox Business Network Twitter feed, as well as a few other official Fox News feeds — set to enter its third week, Fox News has remained all but mum on why it’s avoiding the platform or what it hopes to accomplish. But owner Rupert Murdoch has long expressed frustration with social media platforms like Twitter, which he believes benefit greatly from news publishers’ content without offering enough in return. If anything, his network’s recent absence is highlighting how little Fox News relies on the platform.

    How important is twitter to Fox News

    Not much.

    About 1.4 percent of FoxNews.com’s traffic came from Twitter in October — including both the network’s official accounts and any other links to Fox News on the social media site — according to the analytics tracker SimilarWeb, while nearly 70 percent came from direct clicks on the site.

    “Twitter is not really consequential to the actual business of [Fox] or News Corp in any meaningful way, so not sure it matters one way or the other,” emailed Raju Narisetti, a Columbia Journalism School professor who previously served as a senior vice president at Murdoch’s company, News Corp., as well as CEO of Gizmodo Media Group. “It is a good megaphone and helpful for breaking news discovery and some brand building but not sure any major media company thinks of its use/non-use as a major revenue issue per se.”

    Fuck’em. The stock was down almost 5% last night in what was essentially a flat market.

  75. Confused Old Misfit

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2876056, posted on November 30, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    No and No.

  76. stackja

    Majok Aneet pleads with judge to give him less jail time to avoid deportation
    Rebekah Cavanagh, Herald Sun
    9 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A thug involved in a terrifying home invasion has begged a judge to give him a lenient sentence so he avoids deportation.

    Majok Aneet, 25, has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and recklessly causing injury after he and two co-accused barged into an Avondale Heights home where a man was badly beaten and a phone and laptop stolen in February last year.

    By law, if he is jailed for 12 months or more, his global special humanitarian visa would be automatically cancelled and he would face deportation to South Sudan.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    How ….interesting

    Very revealing, especially as they are probably the most aggressive propagandists in the world.

  78. stackja

    Myer cops second pay strike, spared boardroom spill
    Karina Barrymore, Herald Sun
    November 30, 2018 1:58pm
    Subscriber only

    MYER executives have received a second “strike” against their pay today as investors take aim at the struggling department store chain.

    But the Myer board has survived the group’s annual meeting intact after shareholders voted against a proposed spill.

    Of proxy votes lodged for the meeting, 37.5 per cent reject Myer’s remuneration report for the past year — well above the minimum 25 per cent required for a pay strike under Australian corporate law.

    It Myer’s second consecutive strike and automatically triggered a further vote, on whether there should be a spill of the board.

    That proposal received a 35.9 per cent “yes” vote, falling short of the 50 per cent vote required to proceed with a spill.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    Mungo aficionados: Has Wayne Bennett turned into a complete cockhead?

  80. Infidel Tiger

    Jordan Peterson has done another Joe Rogan podcast.

    Something really quite sad has happened to Peterson – he’s become boring.

    People who spend their whole lives thinking and not actually doing always become weird as fuck.

    It a sure fire way to destroy your brain.

  81. Makka

    Bennett: Yes sadly and the Broncos Club management are even bigger cockheads. It looks like 2019 will be another wasted year.

  82. Boambee John

    Winston

    FWIW, Wiki says [email protected] has 14 armoured and 19 infantry/para/commando brigades. This is likely to be a low estimate.

    Not sure that a single extra brigade, with thecproblem of integrating different tactics and language problems would add to that.

    To say nothing of nuclear weapons for the Samson Option in extremis.

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    With the apparent boycott — which also includes the Fox Business Network Twitter feed, as well as a few other official Fox News feeds — set to enter its third week, Fox News has remained all but mum on why it’s avoiding the platform or what it hopes to accomplish.

    I wonder who’s winning the war…?

    Twitter Stock Falls Amid Rumblings of Conservative Boycott (29 Nov)

    What’s up with Twitter’s (TWTR) mysterious plunge on Thursday?

    The social media stock ended off 4.3% on Thursday, after earlier losing nearly 9%, despite no official news or analysis that would spur a sell-off.

    Timothy Collins, an analyst with Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts Plus portfolio, speculated that the drop may be tied to an apparent boycott of Twitter by Fox News. While the media company still maintains a Twitter account, it hasn’t tweeted since Nov. 8. Reports have suggested that the network is unhappy with Twitter because it failed to promptly removed tweets of anchor Tucker Carlson’s home address curing a protest outside his home.

    All those TWTR executives with stock must be crying into their skinny soy lattes.

  84. Death Giraffe

    Rees Mogg pounds May in that video.

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Yes I like watching cricket. Thanks for asking.

  86. Death Giraffe

    errrr…
    Metaphorically.

  87. JC

    Bush

    There was one of those birds sitting on the deck of the US Intrepid in NY harbor. I saw it a long time ago. The outer skin was as flimsy as hell and the cockpit would not have suited anyone who suffers claustrophobia. The engines looked fantastic though. Basically it was a flimsy tin can sitting in front of two massive engines.

  88. mh

    Islamic terror attacks are now a common occurrence in Australia.

    Yet it’s always white Christians that the Liberal government bans from entering.

    This Coalition government is simply foul. And possibly evil.

  89. JC

    The WSJ is reporting this.

    Michael Cohen told special counsel Robert Mueller he lied to Congress to play down President Trump’s involvement during the 2016 campaign in efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, raising the pressure on his former boss as investigators probe his business relationship with Russia.

    In a surprise court hearing Thursday, Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to one charge brought by Mr. Mueller’s office of lying to Congress about the Russian real-estate project, saying he purposely minimized Mr. Trump’s connection to the project. It was the first time Mr. Cohen, who served as Mr. Trump’s self-described fixer for more than a decade, has been publicly implicated in the Mueller investigation.

    Before a crowded courtroom at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Mr. Cohen said he submitted false written statements to Congress in August 2017, including assertions that he’d had “limited” discussions about the proposed real-estate deal with Mr. Trump, identified in the charging document as “Individual 1.” The discussions were, in fact, “more extensive,” Mr. Cohen said in court.

    How is it possible that Trump did something illegal in exploring a potential build in Moscow?

    NRO’s Andy McCarthy has a good piece and he reckons the Don jnr Trump Tower meeting with the Russian bimbo is now front and centre of the Mueller rap. Interestingly, McCarthy reckons the meeting was a Putin setup in an attempt to compromise Trump down the track. He could use the meeting to gain leverage against Trump.

    But even here, nothing came out of that and it looks like the Trump team figured out what the Russians were up to straight after.

    He’s always a good read.

  90. H B Bear

    I wish we had strikes when I was at school. I’ve never really had the opportunity to be a scab.

    I did have the opportunity to cross a picket line during a part time Uni job delivering freezers for a multi-national ice-cream company. The Toilet Cleaners and Bum Wipers Union were on strike at a high school down near Rockingham and had one of those Up the Workers murals from the artist in residence stretched across the delivery road. I did contemplate driving my little Toyota flat top ute through it Blues Brothers style but figured this may not be a good career move and might make the 6pm news.

    So I turned around and drove back to base. Picked up a few spoiled Cornettos and went home. Chris Corrigan would be disappointed.

  91. Makka

    Chris Corrigan would be disappointed.

    It’s the thought that counts, Bear.

  92. Death Giraffe

    Well that really hurt.
    Just dropped one of those tool steel mill block jig thingies from the previous video onto my bare foot. Right on the little toe.
    Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark.

  93. 132andBush

    Slightly envious of you, JC.

  94. Top Ender

    Picked up a few spoiled Cornettos and went home.

    I saw what you let through there Bear.

    So you got to take home the spoiled ice creams.

    Just how many ice creams can a man eat in one day.

    Then again, I could be casting nasturtiums.

    For me, about 10.

  95. H B Bear

    Makka – I could see myself getting a call from the London head office. No-one wants that.

    The spoiled ice-creams were a general bonus. We just used to deliver the freezers then the usual vans filled them up. After a while you got sick of all the ice-creams, although you could usually manage to find room for some mango ripple or one of the choc ice-cream cakes.

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Interestingly, McCarthy reckons the meeting was a Putin setup in an attempt to compromise Trump down the track.

    A Dem DoJ setup actually. The incentive was the FISA scam and the need to keep a whole swag of high level Dems out of Levenworth (and whatever place they put the females).

    Been known for months. Trump can’t move until he has an AG willing to do his job. Unfortunately Huber either isn’t or is taking ‘way too long.

  97. Harlequin Decline

    Odds for the 2020 Presidential election on Sportsbet can be found here.

    Trump is at 2.55 but the next 6 are Democrats starting with Kamala Harris at 7.5 until Bernie Sanders at 21,
    followed by Pence at 21. After him its 8 Democrats until Ted Cruz at 34.

    Despite Trump being the shortest odds my take is that the markets are betting on a Democrat taking the White House but they have no idea which one.

  98. Rae

    Michael Kroger quits as Victorian Liberal Party president

    That is excellent news. Years too late, but still excellent news.

  99. JC

    Trump has really fucked the blue states. Totally fucked them with the state, city and property tax limit one can charge off against federal taxes. It’s the equivalent a morgue.

    Brian Kerwin in his townhouse, which he is selling for about $5.5 million, some $3 million lower than its original listed price.

    Javier Saralegui and his wife, Angela Bedoya, recently lowered the price of their Upper East Side townhouse at 10 East 92nd St to $11.995 million

    The last one was on the market for $20 million.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-yorks-wealthiest-cut-losses-as-manhattan-real-estate-falters-1543508960?mod=trending_now_3

  100. JC

    Why do you care, Gools. You’re a Liars party or Green supporter. Shut up and get back in the basement.

  101. Bear Necessities

    IT – I think he wants the Broncos to sack him. The Broncos would of sacked him now if his name wasn’t Wayne Bennett. They have heaps of cash. I think Bennett is past it and needs to retire. The Broncos management has handled this poorly. They missed Bellamy and they’ve taken a risk with Seibold.

    Yes I think Bennett has turned into a cockhead. Since the Mackinnon paralysis he has changed. He’s dumped the missus and taken up with a much younger woman. His teams have become undisciplined in the last 2 to 3 seasons. A bit like him. The most decent thing he has done in the past couple of years is recruit those young islanders but that has risks as well. They might turn into great footballers but they are undisciplined at the moment and don’t like to tackle. They need Gillett back fully fit. He adds a lot.

  102. Rae

    Despite Trump being the shortest odds my take is that the markets are betting on a Democrat taking the White House but they have no idea which one.

    Events of the last 2 days could well mark the beginning of the end for the PGiCs presidency.

    My tip, at the moment, is for Kirsten Gillibrand to become the first female President in 2020.

  103. Bushkid

    Peter Castieau
    #2876045, posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Great video, great expose by Avi Yemeni there of so much gross ignorance on the hoof. The kids can possibly be excused, but not the adults. As for the “scientist” or whatever he was who couldn’t even answer the simple questions – go home bozo, and start reading. And quite obviously the young fellow at the end “doesn’t do economics”, although it takes only common sense to understand that “renewables” are not “getting cheaper and cheaper”, they’re just being subsidise to the hilt by every nett taxpayer, and becoming more expensive to consumers as well.

    The young are indeed the future, but geez, a bit of a reality check wouldn’t go astray, and the rest of us are still well and truly here too. We ain’t popped our clogs just yet, kids!

  104. Confused Old Misfit

    Griggs is getting as bad as Monty.

  105. Harlequin:

    Odds for the 2020 Presidential election on Sportsbet can be found here.

    Yeah, I put $500 on Pence, just in case Trump has a piano fall on him.
    I’ll wait until the elections get a bit closer before I decide who to bat for…

  106. Bushkid:

    The young are indeed the future, but geez, a bit of a reality check wouldn’t go astray, and the rest of us are still well and truly here too. We ain’t popped our clogs just yet, kids!

    They can have the future when they prise it from my cold, dead hands.

  107. JC

    The D’rats are a minority party conglomeration with some white nutballs supporting it, Gools. Gillibrand is white, so no chance.

  108. Harlequin Decline

    Winston Smith
    #2876104, posted on November 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Agree that at 20:1 the odds for Pence are attractive if Trump is out of the race for whatever reason. Of course that is a big if.

  109. Tel

    Interestingly, McCarthy reckons the meeting was a Putin setup in an attempt to compromise Trump down the track. He could use the meeting to gain leverage against Trump.

    It was a Democrat Party setup, to gain leverage against Trump.

    Proof:
    * Natalia Veselnitskaya was granted special immigration parole, and neither Trump nor Putin could have organized that.
    * Veselnitskaya met with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS shortly before the Trump tower meeting… totally unrelated to Putin but closely related to the Democrat Party.
    * Veselnitskaya spent time at the Washington offices of Cozen O’Connor… again do the search and follow the links on that one.
    * Bill Clinton got a bunch of extraordinary speaking fees including half a million USD for a one-hour speech in Moscow that happened to closely coincide with activities of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
    * In June 2010 Bill Clinton Met with Russia leader Vladimir Putin, at Putin’s private homestead (about the same time as the half mill speaking fee).
    * The Clinton Foundation picks up a total of $145 million in donations from various Russian interests related to Uranium One.
    * SJW’s always accuse you of whatever they have been doing.

  110. Mater

    Peter Castieau
    #2876045, posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Vicpol can apparently ‘move on’ a guy with a microphone because he’s supposedly disturbing the peace but they can’t ‘move on’ a riotous, violent crowd out the front of a public event (Southern/Molyneux) even when they physically attack attendees.

    What a toilet this country is.

  111. memoryvault

    I see our “conservative” Liberal government today hammered another nail into the coffin of speech. And to think in a few month’s time you will all be voting for them.

  112. Boambee John

    JC
    #2876076, posted on November 30, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Bush

    There was one of those birds sitting on the deck of the US Intrepid in NY harbor. I saw it a long time ago. The outer skin was as flimsy as hell and the cockpit would not have suited anyone who suffers claustrophobia. The engines looked fantastic though. Basically it was a flimsy tin can sitting in front of two massive engines.

    Story which might or might not be true from the 1970s.

    Blackbird at around 100,000 feet and 2000 knots suffered a double flame out. As it glided down, the engine nacelles cooled and contracted faster than the turbine blades, producing the world’s most expensive sparkler!

  113. Mater

    Give it a rest, MV. I generally like your input but we’re all, more or less, on the same side and snark isn’t going to miraculously give us a decent major party nor will it allow us to change the system.
    I don’t so a lot of cheerleading for the LNP around here.

  114. vlad

    I see our “conservative” Liberal government today hammered another nail into the coffin of speech. And to think in a few month’s time you will all be voting for them.

    What happened, MV? Not being sarcastic; an honest question.

    In other news, Trolley Man is back behind bars. Already.

    Sighs.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Life expectancy drop ‘a wake-up call’ for America
    America’s overdose death toll has now surpassed that of Aids in the worst years of the epidemic. The suicide rate has also surged.

    By Will Pavia
    The Times
    9:19AM November 30, 2018
    No Comments

    Life expectancy in the United States continues to fall as more Americans commit suicide or die from drug overdoses in the longest decline in longevity since the First World War.

    For decades Americans had enjoyed steadily improving prospects as life expectancy rose in the developed world. In 2015, however, after years of recession and in the midst of a worsening opioid drug epidemic, the United States became the only wealthy nation where the measure was falling.

    Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the trend had continued. Life expectancy fell in 2015, was level in 2016 and fell again last year – the longest period of decline since the 1910s when life expectancy fell to 39 and nearly a million Americans died in a world war and a global flu pandemic. Life expectancy at birth is now 78.6 years, lower by a couple of months than in 2015.

    Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC, said that “life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation’s overall health and these sobering statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable”.

    A rise in suicide and drug overdoses was blamed for the continued decline. More than 70,000 people died from overdoses last year – a death toll which surpasses that of Aids in the worst years of the epidemic.

    The proliferation of powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl has been blamed for the death toll, which was steepest among adults aged between 25 and 54. About 20 US states, mostly in the east of the country were worst hit, with the highest death rates in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    Dr Redfield said that about 48,000 of the overdoses related to opioids. He described drug addiction as a “chronic medical condition” that could be triggered in a small percentage of the populace by something as innocuous as a dentist’s prescription after the removal of a wisdom tooth

    From the Oz. Vook, I thought for a few minutes they were blaming the election of Donald Trump.

  116. Tel

    I see our “conservative” Liberal government today hammered another nail into the coffin of speech. And to think in a few month’s time you will all be voting for them.

    If you put the Lib/Lab last and second last in whatever order on your vote, then the ONLY time those two preferences come into play for your vote is if your electorate comes down to the point where all other candidates are kicked out and it’s very close and we are down to just those two options. That’s a mathematical fact, it’s how our voting system works.

    Now just tell me, if it does come down to a close call and there weren’t enough votes for any of the other options, then would you be happier with no input to the decision (one of them will win anyway) or some small input to the decision (and you might slightly influence who wins but it will be one of those two)? Go on, what would you like?

    Since the ALP almost always win in my electorate, if I put them last then I can ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE that I will not be voting for them. Why is this difficult? Don’t make me cry about the state of humanity, just leave me with some small positive thought for the weekend.

  117. Rae

    There was one of those birds sitting on the deck of the US Intrepid in NY harbor.

    There was a Concorde sitting on the USS Intrepid deck when our cruise liner parked next to it at the downtown Manhattan Cruise Terminal. We looked down on it from our stateroom.

  118. vlad

    Googling around today I read (in Time in the forties) a doctor saying Scotch was one of the most effective painkillers but doctors didn’t prescribe it any more (as they had previously) out of squeamishness. It was even more effective when you used it to wash down some aspirin.

    I’ve found it useful on occasions – without the aspirin.

    He also said there was a risk of addiction, but it was less than the risk of morphine addiction.

  119. memoryvault

    Give it a rest, MV.

    I am, Mater. I’m retired, and too old for any of it to affect me much anymore. So in a perverse sort of way it’s fun sitting back watching the slow motion train wreck as it occurs, while you people sit around moaning about it, but refusing to actually do anything. Or even try.

    Just remember to “vote Liberal ‘coz at least they’re not Labor”.
    Although it baffles me how you can distinguish a difference anymore.

  120. memoryvault

    The ONLY time those two preferences come into play for your vote is if your electorate comes down to the point where all other candidates are kicked out and it’s very close and we are down to just those two options.

    Which is precisely what happens approximately 145 times out of 150 seats every election.
    So, don’t worry ,be happy.

  121. Tel

    Which is precisely what happens approximately 145 times out of 150 seats every election.

    That’s crap.

    Most of them win soundly on first preferences. Try again.

  122. mh

    Anthony Mundine

    @Anthony_Mundine
    I wanna thank everybody for there good luck wishes etc I’m ready & gonna give it my all for victory god willing we both are safe & well after ! 👌🏾

  123. Tel

    http://australianpolitics.com/voting/preferential/how-important-are-preferences-in-australian-elections

    At the 2013 Federal election, 97 (64.66%) of the 150 electorates in the House of Representatives, required the distribution of preferences. Of these 97, the leader on primary votes was defeated after preferences in 15 seats. The ALP benefited in 12 of these, whilst the other three were won by third parties or independents. The seats were: Fairfax, Griffith, Kennedy, Lilley, Moreton (Qld – 5); Bendigo, Bruce, Chisholm, Indi, Jaga Jaga, McEwen, Melbourne Ports (Vic – 7); Kingsford Smith, Parramatta, Richmond (NSW – 3).

    There you go, in 15 seats out of 150, the preferences made enough difference to push against the primary vote and swing it.

    That’s not trivial, but it’s hardly the normal situation.

    I might point out that we don’t know how deeply into the preferences they got before declaring a winner, because the AEC don’t publish that, but I doubt it got further than Greens preferences since these cases usually go ALP.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    So in a perverse sort of way it’s fun sitting back watching the slow motion train wreck as it occurs, while you people sit around moaning about it, but refusing to actually do anything. Or even try.

    The tears and lamentations will begin in the first term of a Shorten Government, when a wealth tax, and death duties are introduced, and the little snowflakes discover there will be no big inheritance….Suffer in your jocks, princesses, you voted for them.

  125. cohenite

    Anyone watching mundine v Horn?

  126. Steve trickler

    A nice piece of stop-motion cinematography. 18 mins.

    Mechanical engineers should smile at the detail. CGI free.



  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha


    @Anthony_Mundine
    I wanna thank everybody for there good luck wishes etc I’m ready & gonna give it my all for victory god willing we both are safe & well after ! 👌🏾

    I bear Anthony Mundine no personal animosity, but if he gets his block knocked off, it’s a good outcome.

  128. John Constantine

    Chicom peoples liberation army fentanyl, channeling into America through the Mexican cartels.

    Organised crime in Australia is riding the wealth Ponzi to superprofit from expensive illegal drugs.

    Once marijuana is legalised and the property Ponzi unwinds and credit evaporates, their peoples liberation army will move to the El cheapo fentanyl to undercut the competition in Australia as well.

    Comrade maaaaates.

  129. H B Bear

    Most of them win soundly on first preferences. Try again.

    Not sure about that. A heap of Liars get over the line with Greens preferences. Wayne Goosesteen never won his seat on first preferences.

  130. Elle

    Anthony Mundine

    @Anthony_Mundine
    I wanna thank everybody for there good luck wishes etc I’m ready & gonna give it my all for victory god willing we both are safe & well after ! 

    He is a tool! He plays the political card … and the victim card as well. Will he respectfully acknowledge our national anthem?

  131. candy

    The tears and lamentations will begin in the first term of a Shorten Government, when a wealth tax, and death duties are introduced, and the little snowflakes discover there will be no big inheritance….Suffer in your jocks, princesses, you voted for them.

    I tend to agree with that scenario, but it’s more long term.

    On the whole I think the first asylum seeker boat arriving will send the polls into a tailspin for ALP.
    I think Bill Shorten will be sweating on that, more than anything. He knows the score. It crushed J. Gillard.

  132. Elle

    Anyone watching mundine v Horn?

    Is it on free to air? I can’t find it. Will tune into the radio.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Will he respectfully acknowledge our national anthem?

    He’s already said he won’t.

  134. mh

    Elle, in Brisbane it’s on the am band. Should be same in Sydney.

    9.30 scheduled fight time.

    I think Mundine might take it the distance.

  135. stackja

    Elle
    #2876135, posted on November 30, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Anyone watching mundine v Horn?

    Is it on free to air? I can’t find it. Will tune into the radio.

    Sports Radio in capital cities.

  136. mh

    Macquarie Sports Radio.

    Ray Hadley calling it. You like him, Elle.

  137. Death Giraffe

    Gorka is damn right about the culture.

  138. stackja

    954 in Sydney. 10pm news now.

  139. Mater

    while you people sit around moaning about it, but refusing to actually do anything. Or even try.

    It might surprise you that quite a few people from the site are out ‘doing things’, with much risk to their reputations, employment prospects and financial/family wellbeing.
    Just because they don’t bring it on here and ‘out’ themselves, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Effectiveness is beside the point but then you had your setbacks, also.
    The risks associated with political activism nowadays, certainty on our side, is significant and just drawing a big cock and balls on a ballot paper is not going cut it.
    All I’m saying is that this is probably the last place to start scattering blame for our current political situation and it’s a real downer for the support group ‘vibe’.
    C’mon, join Team Catallaxy! 😉

  140. Bruce in WA

    Because it’s Friday and we’ve been terribly sewious all week:

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/7219542/the_crimson_permanent_assurance/

  141. memoryvault

    Tel, I’m not sure if you need a remedial course in English, or arithmetic.
    At 9.30pm you stated that –
    “That’s crap.
    Most of them win soundly on first preferences. Try again.”

    There are 150 seats. “Most” at the very least means more than half. That would mean 75+ seats.
    However, just five minutes later, you admit that only 35% of seats were decided on first preferences. The rest required allocating the second or more preferences. In other words, only 53 seats were decided on first preferences, and the rest – 97 – relied on preferences.

    Make up your mind.

  142. Infidel Tiger

    It’s a shame Mundine is a dick.

    He should rightfully be considered one of the greatest sportsmen Australia has produced.

  143. Mater

    Sorry MV, I responded but I’m in moderation.

  144. Elle

    He’s already said he won’t.

    I know. I want to see if he follows through with it.

    I work with a relative of Anthony Mundine, who highly respects WM, but disrespects the likes of Warren Mundine and Jacinta Price.

    What is the mathematical equation there?

    I think the fight starts at 10:30pm Sydney time.

  145. Death Giraffe

    We must prepare the ground in case we face fifty years of global left wing totalitarianism.
    We must build a conservative counter culture now.
    Conservatism must be sexy and subversive and dangerous.
    Gorka puts it wonderfully.

  146. Elle

    Oh ok! Thanks guys. Will tune in.

  147. Top Ender

    Outlaw King tonight on Netflix.

    Hopefully better than Outlander.

    Bloody Scots gits.

  148. Elle

    *sorry – should read – highly respects Anthony Mundine not Warren Mundine.

  149. memoryvault

    Sorry MV, I responded but I’m in moderation.

    Thanks for the heads up, Mater. I’ll keep an eye out for it.
    To that end, about what time did you post ot?

  150. min

    Kroger has resigned but Libs have $35. million in bank and continuing income from the trust..

  151. memoryvault

    The tears and lamentations will begin in the first term of a Shorten Government, when a wealth tax, and death duties are introduced, and the little snowflakes discover there will be no big inheritance….Suffer in your jocks, princesses, you voted for them.

    The average Australian is going to get hit by a speeding train after the next election, regardless of which mob Wins it, Zulu. And it will be the last election anything remotely like what we are used to. After that it will be virtually impossible for anybody other than the Big Three (Libs, Labor, Nats), to even contest elections. It’s action time now, folks. Or never.

  152. Elle

    Macquarie Sports Radio.

    Ray Hadley calling it. You like him, Elle.

    Do I? I must have been intoxicated when I expressed my like for him. Though he can be appealing in an aggressive, opinionated, somewhat conservative and libertarian kind of way.

    Oooh, he has to be a Cat reader and/or contributor. If so, I do like the guy.

    The fight is about to start!

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Top Ender.

    Two incidents, from the Cleaver books on the Pacific War, I posted about last night.

    Kamikaze aircraft hit an American aircraft carrier. Nearly four hundred casualties. Damage control parties were cleaning up, when they discovered that someone had taken advantage of the confusion to cut open every safety deposit box in the ship’s post office, and steal all the money therein. The thief was never identified.

    Japanese unit listened to the recording of the Emperor reading the Imperial rescript announcing the “the war situation had developed not necessarily to Japans advantage.” They took an Allied POW from his cell, beheaded him, and burned his body. The commanding officer of the unit, and the swordsman were later hanged as war criminals.

    Highly recommend both titles.

  154. Mater

    10:02 MV but don’t wait up for it. It’s not THAT profound.

  155. mh

    I think the last undercard fight is still going.

    Won’t start for while.

  156. Tel

    There are 150 seats. “Most” at the very least means more than half. That would mean 75+ seats. However, just five minutes later, you admit that only 35% of seats were decided on first preferences

    Firstly you have conveniently forgotten your own totally wrong statement “Which is precisely what happens approximately 145 times out of 150 seats every election,” in order to focus down on some semantic nitpickery so I already know you aren’t interested in genuinely getting to the bottom of this. I don’t really care what you personally feel about some strange morality of compulsory preference voting. I just don’t appreciate you spreading misinformation about how voting works and wasting people’s time trying to argue there’s a problem with the voting system instead of looking at the real problem which is people not understanding how to use their preferences to good effect.

    Secondly, the 35% per won OUTRIGHT on first preferences, in as much as second preferences didn’t even get a look in, but amongst the remaining 65% the first preference still won the day most of the time, but by a narrow margin while second and other preferences split in a way that didn’t make any significant difference. They needed to at least look at the second preferences, but it had no effect on the outcome. So overall 90% of cases follows the first preference. That’s almost all of them.

    The moral of the story is that you win an election by getting a hefty first preference vote. You can occasionally beat that, and the most significant case in question is Green preferences flowing to ALP, and that’s basically a known preference flow that no one anywhere is surprised by. The reason Lib/Lab is powerful comes entirely from their chunky first preference slice of the voter pool. If even maybe 20% of those started actively using their first preference to send a message then outcomes might change.

    If you want to do something beneficial to improve the world, start getting more people moving their first preference to a minor party, even if they do put a major as second preference, even if the major eventually wins. Make them work for the vote instead of taking it for granted. That’s how you achieve leverage.

    Going around telling people to throw away their vote is just unhelpful.

  157. Elle

    Ok. Thanks, mh. Anticipation!

  158. And to think in a few month’s time you will all be voting for them.

    No we won’t. The SYSTEM setup by those parties will mean we end up voting for them. Kind of like the way I have absolutely no say in how my tax money ends up in the pockets of Muhammad and his 40 wives in Lakemba.

  159. Cpt Seahawks

    Just been up at the S******* Bowling Club WA men’s club triples finals, and was pleasantly surprised to find the cold night (13 in a row very cold for now) has seen a distinct attitude make its voice heard, it seems with today’s student strike is the catalyst.
    Basically anger at the use of kids as political tools in what is a giant hoax being ?? Climate orange bad! Large group of angry members. Conservative area with some precautionary principle crew normally though, but even I was suprised at the solidarity. I was invited to tea for my conservative values. Hope is alive.

  160. zyconoclast

    Petition organiser Nyadol Nyuon, upon hearing the news that Mr McInnes had been denied a visa, offered “credit and thanks” to the Immigration Minister.

    This is why that name is familiar

  161. memoryvault

    10:02 MV but don’t wait up for it. It’s not THAT profound.

    If it was worth your time to bother posting it, it is deserves my time to try and make the effort to read it, Mater.

  162. Death Giraffe

    Bowling Club

    ..
    They will all be fertilising memorial gardens soon.
    Those climate kiddies are the future.
    You old codgers missed the chance.

  163. mh

    OMFG. There is still one more fight before the main event. Farkin ell, how annoying.

    They are saying 10.30 local time at the earliest.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2876147, posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    It’s a shame Mundine is a dick.

    He should rightfully be considered one of the greatest sportsmen Australia has produced

    He has an abundance of fast twitch fibres in his hamstrings and biceps.
    Alas, there are no such fibres in his cerebrum.

  165. Cpt Seahawks

    Lol Arky, missed the bus.

  166. Cpt Seahawks

    I saw Mundine fight once. Man he was fast.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    The sad thing about Choc is that he only went down the muzzie fuckwit route because he idolised Ali so much.

    Like most Australians he wasn’t smart enough to forge his own identity and just aped American culture.

    A shame because he is truly brilliant sportsmen and a very good person when not acting out for the media.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    If Mundine had only of boxed he could have been our greatest ever boxer.

  169. mh

    How pathetic is this getting:
    Mueller stalks Trump abroad — again

    In a Thursday statement, Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, called it “hardly coincidental” that Mueller made a dramatic legal move “just as the President is leaving for a meeting with world leaders,” adding that the chief Russia investigator “did the very same thing as the President was leaving for a world summit in Helsinki.”…

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/29/trump-mueller-russia-probe-g20-summit-michael-cohen-1034193

  170. Death Giraffe

    No Bruce.
    But I have never met one of you lot who wasn’t a rough as guts lovable whoremonger.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Say what you will about Mundine but the nation is still fascinated about an old guy 10 years past his prime.

    I hope he kills that tranny loving Horn. Really mangles his face up proper and good.

  172. Death Giraffe

    I couldn’t think of a word to finish that last sentence.
    Ah, whoremonger will have to do.

  173. Leigh Lowe

    Horn likes transistor radios?

  174. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, but the front page of the Oz is now featuring children of FOUR YEARS of age at KINDERGARTEN, holding up signs protesting the detention of children.

    SHUT IT DOWN!

    FIRE THEM ALL!

  175. Elle

    The gos is that Mundine will either not enter the ring while the National Anthem is playing or he will get down on one knee.

  176. Cpt Seahawks

    He will go down on one knee, at the conclusion of the fight. Before he gets rearranged.

  177. mh

    From the Sydney Morning Homosexual:

    10:54pm
    Meanwhile, reporters in search of coffee
    By Phil Lutton, Caden Helmers
    Lutton: As Springsteen likes to say: “Is anybody alive out there?”

    If you are, well played. Might be an 11.30pm start if you are in daylight savingsville. This is madness.
    Helmers: How many fights have started in one month and finished in another? This could well wrap up after midnight local time – that’s December 1.

  178. zyconoclast

    Rees Mogg pounds May in that video.

    More likely pounding her behind the speakers chair.

    What has he actually done that will remove May?

  179. memoryvault

    Tel,
    You stated your case clearly and succinctly at 9.15pm.
    Cutting through all the crap, what you wrote was “put Labor last”
    Apparently you consider this A Good Thing. because they will never get your vote.
    However, if the sitting member is a Liberal, voting against them in exactly the same way for exactly the same reason is A Bad Thing.
    In other words, you promote “vote Liberal ‘coz at least they’re not Labor”.

  180. Bruce Tango

    Thank you, professor.

  181. Bruce in WA

    Whew. Somehow, after a reload, my handle changed and posted my full name into the site. Fortunately, Professor Davidson snagged it and deleted it. Thank you!

  182. Bruce in WA

    DG, you flatter me, you sweetie you … but I am happily married.

    Mmmmwah!

  183. Snoopy

    If Choc wins this fight, that’s the end of trannie card ‘girls’. That’s reason enough to support him.

  184. C.L.

    Horn and Mundine are just about ready for bed.
    Utterly ridiculous.

  185. Tom

    For those interested, undercard just finished. Main fight coming up here: https://www.sportsradio.com.au/

  186. C.L.

    There are no great boxers in Australia and haven’t been for a long time.
    Mundine and Horn are YMCA plonkers in the US.

  187. mh

    If you are in Sydney it will be summer when this fight takes place.

    If it was on free to air the fight would have started 7.30 local time, 8.30 Sydney. Because it’s pay per view they don’t give a toss.

  188. C.L.

    LOL.
    Mundine entering to Muslim chant.
    What a dickhead.

  189. C.L.

    Oh God.
    Islam + Yothu Yindi.

  190. None

    Can’t stand Mundine. Have no idea who Horn is. Just hope Horn smacks Mundine proper and good.

  191. None

    Islam turns you into a dick head. Yes we know that Mundine.

  192. memoryvault

    Mater
    #2876143, posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I read your post, Mater.
    Let’s just agree to disagree and leave it at that?
    I’ll be interested to see what effect you can have, without actually telling anybody anything.

  193. Tom

    All over after 1m30s. Horn wins by knockout. FMD.

  194. Old School Conservative

    stackja
    #2875769, posted on November 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    New breakthroughs in combatting tech support scams

    I was one of the idiots who fell for the scam and paid up.
    All sorted now, although they do have my mobile number and keep calling offering another “fix” if I would just gIve them access to my computer.
    I usually leave them listening to my radio until they finally hang up.
    From now on I will offer to have them transferred to the Dehli Cyber Crime Unit.

  195. pete m

    The only people embarrassed should be those who paid any money to watch this.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    Bwahahahahaha!

    Gotta respect Mundine. Fasted so he could make the weight and not lose $500k and then dogs it.

    Cashed in on idiots.

  197. Old School Conservative

    Tom
    #2876212, posted on November 30, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    All over after 1m30s. Horn wins by knockout. FMD.

    Ray Hadley flew up there to call the fight.
    Waste of time.
    The spectators who paid good money will feel dudded.

  198. mh

    Mundine would have won if only…….

  199. Snoopy

    At least we were spared the Trannie card ‘girls’. On the down side they’re now going to be a permanent fixture.

  200. Infidel Tiger

    Smart stuff from Choc.

    Made a couple of mill and only had to diet to do so.

    He maybe a coxkhead, but boy knows how to bank coin.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All over after 1m30s. Horn wins by knockout. FMD.

    Does this mean that “white privilege” does rule, after all?

  202. None

    Haha just read a tweet from some guy saying Mundine is a great champion but he was betting on Horn to won by a Knockout. I come back here and I find knockout, really in 1 minute 30 seconds? Really that’s f****** fantastic.

  203. mh

    Horn may now know the weight he should be fighting at.

    Could benefit if he gets another trainer, too.

  204. Tom

    Shove that up your arse, sports marketing geniuses.

  205. Elle

    Yay Horn!! Great story – his life. Check it out.

    I have no time for Anthony Mundine . I do for his relative – Warren Mundine. One is a victim. The other is not.

  206. Infidel Tiger

    “Knock out”.

    Yeah right.

  207. Zatara

    Someone got to Mundine’s wiki already-

    Anthony Mundine (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league footballer who likes to lose boxing matches in the first round.

  208. Steve trickler.

    This thing made a dent in human history. And it is growing again.

    For those who may have missed it.



  209. C.L.

    Nah, I’m not buying that Mundine sacrificed himself for the money and that’s he’s ‘smart.’
    He wanted to win.

    I will give Mundine credit for doing what normal everyday white men used to do (up until five minutes ago). Namely, excoriate the gay lobby for their evil malice and lies. Mind you, Choc has a black man’s pass to say pretty much anything. Still, good on him for that.

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Daniel Sankey
    14 MINUTES AGO | 11.39pm
    ROUND 1 — Horn wins by KO

    A big right hand and then a left from Jeff Horn knocks Mundine back on his heels in the early stages. Mundine fires back with a right but Horn fires back immediately. Horn goes to the body then lands a massive left hook and Mundine is down! It’s all over! Horn

  211. Elle

    I am yet to see visual and audio. Did Mundine respect the National Anthem?

  212. JC

    H0w is it possible boxing hasn’t been banned in modern day Australia.

  213. zyconoclast

    H0w is it possible boxing hasn’t been banned in modern day Australia.

    Hinch and Phelps will be right onto this now you have prompted them.

  214. Dave in Marybrook

    Elle-
    Warren Mundine is not a victim… but he’s a carpetbagger.
    His memoir- and it’s lack of editing and self-awareness- is revealing.

  215. sdfc

    Horn’s hard as nails. 4o odd-year old Mundine had no hope. He’s a Warner scale idiot.

  216. Snoopy

    TheirABC:

    Long-suffering shareholders in embattled wave power company Carnegie Clean Energy have questioned the company’s ability to remain afloat.

  217. Top Ender

    Thanks Zulu – appreciated…

  218. Steve trickler.

    Very fine musical craftsmanship.



  219. Another great day for Australian boxing. Right up there with some Danny Green classics

  220. Eyrie

    “Petition organiser Nyadol Nyuon, upon hearing the news that Mr McInnes had been denied a visa, offered “credit and thanks” to the Immigration Minister.”
    Why was this person ever allowed to immigrate? I’m sure we have enough lawyers.

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