Wednesday Forum: December 19, 2018

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  1. stackja

    Dirty Harry was reprimanded for his methods. FBI not? Strange.

  2. Boambee John

    CL

    Flynn is a registered Democrat.

    Yes, but he twice committed the highest treason, once by dissenting from an Obama brain fart, then by agreeing to work for Trump. A tick in the Demorat box makes this treason worse. He was one of them and now, …

    For a local comparison of how the Demorats now regard him, Google “Labor rat”, or Billy Hughes, or Mal Colston.

  3. Roger

    Syria is holding together somehow. Admittedly their structural model is very close to Fascism…

    Ba’athism in its Syrian and hitherto Iraqi iterations is essentially Arab Fascism/National Socialism.

  4. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This nervous, inward turn explains why, after a year of eye-for-eye fighting with America, China is determined to bring the trade war to an end. The view, once commonly heard in Beijing, that it could outlast America in a grinding tariff battle has given way to the realisation that, as the country with the huge trade surplus, China has more to lose upfront. Optimism that the government could fight on two fronts—taming its heavy debt burden at the same time as taking on America—has also cracked. The economic outlook has darkened. Analysts are debating whether the government will, once again, deploy a big fiscal stimulus to prop up growthit’s house of cards.

    fixing

  5. H B Bear

    Classic Teh Dumb tonight with Simon Holmes a Court brought in to comment on the COAG energy discussions. Teh Dumb producers describe him as “Melbourne University” in the ticker despite being a part time appointment at the Climate and Energy College. In reality he is a renewables zealot who, like that other grifter Dr Hewson, is a full blown rent seeker, not that you would know that watching Teh Dumb. Helpfully a brown gentleman from the Queensland Mohammedan council says people want more renewables.

    Anyone wanting to see Simon Holmes a Court in action should take a look at Chris Kenny’s twitter.

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    china is a repressed shithole

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone wanting to see Simon Holmes a Court in action should take a look at Chris Kenny’s twitter.

    “Poor little rich kid” is the phrase that springs to mind.

  8. stackja

    BJ – Yes Dems and ALP maintain hate.

  9. H B Bear

    “Poor little rich kid” is the phrase that springs to mind.

    Grifter like his Old Man who dumped all his shit into the SGIC as soon as it went belly up. Remember the SGIC levy on WA drivers licences?

  10. stackja

    HBB – Craig Kelly was on 2GB talking about ALP energy. To me MT still pulling strings.

  11. stackja

    HBB – Whole family knows how make money from OPM.

  12. ArthurB

    I also watched Teh Dumb tonight, but switched off after about ten minutes. It was the usual junk: panellists saying that the Liberals would do better if they committed to more renewables, also that they needed to do something about getting more women elected to Parliament. The house Muslim said that the science was settled, climate change was real, etc. Anyway, when Horror Bill wins the next election, all will be well, Australia will lead the world in combating climate change, there will be more women in Parliament, not to mention floods of “asylum seekers” enriching our culture (what’s left of it), and the unions restored to their rightful place in running the country.

    Why is our nation so stupid?

  13. Mother Lode

    I am disinclined to use Christmas as an occasion to alienate people.

    That is what the other 364.25 days are for.

    The hammer and sickle as a symbol did not hurt anyone.

    We are saying the hammer and sickle is the USSR (a metaphor (or even metanym) for the USSR), narrowing down possible associations, gives us a focus, but attributes to the symbol something concrete. But it is us doing that, not the symbol.

    A lot of Russians in WWII would associate the hammer and sickle with hearth and home, with hope in victory, or a cause to due for.

    A symbol should not be confused with what it symbolises since that relationship is not inherent, but conventional, and the use of a symbol is learned but only conventional to the extent it is communal – anything else is personal.

    The word ‘delicious’ represents a pleasant taste sensation, but we know that not all people agree on what is delicious. And that is not how we use the word.’Sweet’ and ‘spicy’ find more agreement – but not absolute.

    When I was in Japan we and the Japanese used to disagree about what colour the ‘go’ light was on traffic lights. We said green, they said blue. We had learned different colours meant ‘go’ – the symbolism had a life of its own separate from the lights themselves.

    (In fairness, they were a kind of turquoise- I think Japanese Aoi covered a greenish and bluish part of the spectrum but for them it was all aoi.)

  14. H B Bear

    ArthurB – even by Teh Dumb standards that was a bad one. I usually manage about five minutes just to see what clowns are in the clown car for the evening. Good to see The Legover Man back again yesterday too, a natural fit. The Mohammedan should stick to things he knows something about, head lopping, child brides that sort of thing.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Grifter like his Old Man who dumped all his shit into the SGIC as soon as it went belly up. Remember the SGIC levy on WA drivers licences?

    Grifter like his old man, who sat on the board of Bell Resources, and watched Alan Bond rip over a billion dollars of shareholder’s funds out of that organization? And, yes I do remember the SGIC levy, thank you.

  16. Nick

    The real question that arises from this is:
    Can a Western society tolerate such intolerance in its midst?

    It’s too busy worrying about the ‘intolerance’ shown by Mattel in not producing gay couple Ken dolls.

  17. stackja

    Arthur – Australia seems to have amnesia regarding ALP. Kev 07 was 10 years ago. MSM don’t bother reminding people.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    The report notes that IRA’s main goal was “to frame the Russian election interference as a paranoid fantasy of the Establishment and the left.”

    Would that be the report written by that lefty academic think tank?
    Why yes it would be that report.
    What a coincidence!

    Liberals Release Bogus Study on Russian Social Media Meddling

    “Finally!” they said. “Proof!” they said. Well, it turns out that the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project is a bunch of “anti-conservative academics” who just got together and put together a bunch of garbage and gave it the imprimatur of their academic credentials to give it some weight.

    “The Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project had attacked several conservative outlets as ‘junk news’ in previous studies … Drudge Report, NewsBusters, CNSNews, MRCTV, Breitbart, the Daily Caller, Free Beacon … National Review, the Federalist…” Pretty much every conservative website out there, this Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project has been attacking.

    Wussians! Wussians everywhere!

  19. Makka

    Why is our nation so stupid?

    If 2 or 3 terms of Bill doesn’t wise them up then we are truly forever fkd. It’s come to that.

  20. P

    ArthurB, I usually watch The Drum but tonight when I saw the panellists I realised almost straight away that I wouldn’t be able to put up with what would probably come from the familiar faces I saw. I did try though to watch for 10-15 mins, then switched off the programme completely. Pathetic, from a group of regulars.

  21. Bruce in WA

    I will continue to say “Merry Christmas” and screw anyone who is “offended”!

    And I will happily admit that this is me. When it’s not, it’s time to say a last farewell …

  22. Caveman

    To me MT still pulling strings

    MT programmed by Goldman Sachs , dont come back until you have renewables. Like the Terminator looking for Sarah Connor.

  23. Mater

    Classic Teh Dumb tonight with Simon Holmes a Court brought in to comment on the COAG energy discussions. Teh Dumb producers describe him as “Melbourne University” in the ticker despite being a part time appointment at the Climate and Energy College. In reality he is a renewables zealot who, like that other grifter Dr Hewson, is a full blown rent seeker, not that you would know that watching Teh Dumb.

    Simon Holmes a Court – Founding Chair of Hepburn Wind (IIRC) and one of the most unpleasant individuals I’ve had the pleasure of crossing swords with. He’s tied in closely with the ‘Friends of the Earth’ mob from Castlemaine.
    It’s a putrid network.

  24. Frank

    Why is our nation so stupid?

    No doubt it is complicated and involved to answer such a question. One component is the lack of beatings IMHO. Some people just need it beaten into or out of them, literally. Preferably during the formative years. It became socially unacceptable to do so for some reason. We live with the results. A generation of pansies that never experienced the clarifying effects of a swift uppercut as response to some idiocy or malignancy leads them to think that consequences extend only as far as the verbal.

    However, a simple and cost effective solution presents itself.

  25. stackja

    Caveman – GS survived GFC somehow. Now see ‘AGW’ scam as easy money.

  26. Interesting titbit on legal affairs in Melbourne: the DPP appointed earlier this year made an early splash by dropping blackmail charges against the CFMEU. This could, of course, mean anything or nothing.

  27. stackja

    Frank – A few years of ALP in Canberra could be an upper cut.

  28. Frank

    Especially for those in the building industry.

  29. Gab

    Why is our nation so stupid?

    Teachers. They no longer teach, they propagandize.

  30. miltonf

    Why is our nation so stupid?

    They voted against cultural marxism plus UN surrender and got it anyway. Democracy is broken.

  31. stackja

    OL – Vic DPP also GP? Lawyer X ?

  32. miltonf

    The Trumble putsch in 2015 sure didn’t get a ringing endoresment in 2016.

  33. stackja

    miltonf – MT ego didn’t notice lack of endorsement.

  34. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If 2 or 3 terms of Bill doesn’t wise them up then we are truly forever fkd. It’s come to that.

    How many terms of these shits have we had already? Every year they tighten the screws, fabian style.

    Nothing is going to wisen up the leeches, bleeding hearts, congenital morons and the emerging majority of dumb as fuck imported voteherds.

  35. miltonf

    Says volumes about a party that once claimed to stand for the forgotten people could make such a toxic elitist leader.

  36. Twostix

    Lol a the neo neocuckservatives picking up the mantle of the dead oldcuckguard.

    Thermonuclear war with Russia!! Western Judeo Christian Values!! Corporations have feeling too!! Global trade!!

    They too will soon be offering cruise to the readers of their vanity magazines.

  37. H B Bear

    Just had my first nectarine for the summer – and it was superb. $3 a kilo at the local markets and the taste of summer. And they are practically giving mangos away too.

  38. Leigh Lowe

    Simon Holmes a Court – Founding Chair of Hepburn Wind (IIRC) and one of the most unpleasant individuals I’ve had the pleasure of crossing swords with. He’s tied in closely with the ‘Friends of the Earth’ mob from Castlemaine.

    The family’s large estate in the centre of Sodom has large expanses of manicured lawns where not so long ago large trees stood.
    When others have fought to remove saplings, the arborists, the council, even the Hepburn Wind planet savers all agreed … these trees had to go.

  39. Twostix

    Five minutes ago on the internet the political left used to mock coldwar warriors for their response to actual comintern activities and masses of secret traitors that the left sheltered and worked with in western governments.

    “Hahah dumb those paranoid old people!!!” It used to be back in the 2000’s.

    Today, now that Russia is a beleaguered broken down second world state: “The president of the US is a russian spy!!!”

    Coming from the mouths of many people themselves were literal apologists for Soviets.

    Clown universe.

  40. Frank

    Strangely mesmerising, like a quiet evening in at Grig’s place really.

  41. stackja

    Brisbane men club bullied into accepting women. Brisbane women club open to men? Of course not.

  42. stackja

    Twostix – ALP still adore Doc Evatt.

  43. Steve trickler

    Big bucks in the gaming world, financing people to write music.

    Reproduced by the Danes.



  44. H B Bear

    If 2 or 3 terms of Bill doesn’t wise them up then we are truly forever fkd. It’s come to that.

    Yep it feels like we are approaching a tipping point. Six years of 150,000+ immigrants and 25,000 reffos is over 1 million new people. Put them in the right electorates and the Lieborals could be wiped out.

    The only thing that keeps the Lieborals in the game is Liar incompetence, infighting and malfeasance.

  45. Helen

    WRT Merry/Happy Christmas vs Happy Holidays – it is not a holiday, it is Christmas. I am happy to wish others good will on their religious days, but I resisit the shrinking of the relevance of Christmas by calling it a holiday.

    One must make a stand somewhere, else where is the line to be? Increment by increment the line is shrunk. When it is too late, the line is lost. It is time to make a stand now, before the line is somewhere we can no longer reclaim what we have lost, and be like the Christians in those countries where Christianity was in the major, to where it is now in the minor, and fading fast.

  46. triggered

    Holidays = Holy Days, perfectly acceptable for those who follow Advent.

  47. Eyrie

    “The socialist shithole of Australiastan has decided to gouge Australians even more for the cost of a passport”
    You know it is a prison colony when you have to bribe the warders to be let out.

  48. Zyconoclast

    Cruz, Cotton Introduce Resolution Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

    https://tinyurl.com/y9sl8mbu

  49. Zyconoclast

    Here Are The Advertisers Boycotting Tucker Carlson’s Show

    The Fox News host is facing backlash after suggesting that immigrants make our country “poorer and dirtier and more divided” on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/advertisers-boycotting-tucker-carlson-tonight_us_5c1913d2e4b08db990580994#click=https://t.co/TodUvpqini

  50. Twostix

    Yep it feels like we are approaching a tipping point. Six years of 150,000+ immigrants and 25,000 reffos is over 1 million new people. Put them in the right electorates and the Lieborals could be wiped out

    Don’t fret happy australians, 1890 felt the same way for the locals. The place was infested with foreign chancers and economic mercenaries here to pillage the fat of the land after the last great mining boom.

    We know what happened next.

  51. Zyconoclast

    Legal Guidance: What to Do As NJ Police Come for Your Gun Magazines
    Ammoland Inc. Posted on December 13, 2018 by Ammoland
    Editors Note: New Jersey readers if you had not turned in all your standard gun magazines, that hold more than ten (10) rounds, by December 10, 2018, the state of New Jersey has made you a felon. You are now a criminal under the law.

    https://www.ammoland.com/2018/12/legal-guidance-what-nj-police-come-for-gun-magazines/#axzz5a5kFr0dg

  52. Twostix

    The Fox News host is facing backlash after suggesting that immigrants make our country “poorer and dirtier and more divided” on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    The accusers are right you know. They should really be more specific and accurate.

    Immigrants from shithole countries do those things.

    Legions of frenchmen and Australian ex pats dont creare third world slums wherever we gather in large groups.

  53. Zyconoclast

    Toblerone, the iconic triangular shaped chocolate bars have been made halal to meet the demands of the Islamic market.

    The change, that silently took place in April this year, has now been revealed to Swiss newspaper Blick.

    Owned by the American food company Mondelez, all Toblerone bars are being produced in the Swiss city of Bern.

    A spokeswoman of the company explains to Blick that since April the sweets comply with the Islamic purity law and ingredients and production now meet halal standards.

    She says the “Toblerone’s original recipe remained unchanged”. She justifies the change with Toblerone’s status as export product: 97 per cent of the bars are exported to other countries.

    Specifically the halal certification means that the production process must be inspected and approved by imams as being in line with Islamic standards.

    https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/12/iconic-swiss-chocolate-becomes-halal-to-conform-with-islamic-purity-law/#.XBjPYtouWYk.twitter

  54. Zyconoclast

    Trump’s DoJ Orders Confiscation of Bump Stocks

    Own a bump stock? You have 90 days to turn them all in, or face jail time for owning a “machine gun.”

    The Trump Administration, at the behest of organizations like the National Rifle Association and Everytown for Gun Safety, have implemented the long awaited rule banning the firearm accessories.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/trumps-doj-orders-confiscation-of-bump-stocks/?utm_content=buffer234bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  55. John Constantine

    Now robert holmes a court is dead, we can openly discuss the criminal element of the way he arranged with cronies to exploit the dual listing of BHP shares in Australia and London. When utterly desperate for money he would milk this opportunity.

    Anybody attempting to do the same thing in 2018 would be assisting the authorities with their enquiries very sharply.

    Fruit of the poisoned tree?.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6511459/The-Projects-Waleed-Aly-emotional-describes-horrific-overseas-experience.html

    Squalid Aly, trying to leave ISRAEL, stripped searched at the airport, now bawling to the Daily Mail..snork, snork…

  57. egg_

    Helpfully a brown gentleman from the Queensland Mohammedan council says people want more renewables.

    The slimey Mr Ali Kadri?

    Why Australian Muslims must back conservatives (and conservatives back them)

  58. Here Are The Advertisers Boycotting Tucker Carlson’s Show

    You lot are doing an excellent job. Which companies would want to advertise on conservative media now that you are attacking them? Uncle George doesn’t need to lift a finger.

    Your correct play here is to roll your eyes at such virtue signalling and wait until everyone forgets about it so they can return later. But nooooo, everything is culture war.

  59. egg_

    To me MT still pulling strings

    MT programmed by Goldman Sachs , dont come back until you have renewables. Like the Terminator looking for Sarah Connor.

    Teh Trumblator?

  60. Snoopy

    Squalid Aly, trying to leave ISRAEL, stripped searched at the airport, now bawling to the Daily Mail..snork, snork…

    Just a minor consequence of your perpetual irritant mates, Squalid. Get over it.

  61. Mark A

    Zyconoclast
    #2889124, posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Toblerone, the iconic triangular shaped chocolate bars have been made halal to meet the demands of the Islamic market.

    The change, that silently took place in April this year, has now been revealed to Swiss newspaper Blick.

    Ahh, the good old Blick.

    Happy memories from way back when I was there reading it.
    Famous for its sensationalism, the saying was “Blick sprach als erstes mit der Toten” *

    For all that, I don’t doubt the veracity of report.
    As a self appointed expert on Toblerone, I can tell you it has changed.

    There is a substance included (white) that looks like a solid fragment of nuts but in effect it is something else, it gets chewy if you are lingering, slowly letting the chocolate to melt.

    We don’t buy it anymore, used to love it, all the different flavors.

    Another small enjoyment robbed from us for the sake of appeasement-profit.

    *Blick was the first to speak with the dead, sic victims.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just a minor consequence of your perpetual irritant mates, Squalid. Get over it.

    I’m hoping that there was a cavity inspection, carried out by an Israeli security official, with fingers as big as pork sausages…

    “Now that you have your clothes off, Mr Aly, please step this way. Touch your toes, if you don’t mind. Oh, by the way, the gentleman standing behind you, pulling on the rubber gloves, lost a wife and two children to a suicide bombing last year. Grit your teeth, and think of the Prophet. Next, please.”

  63. None

    Simon Holmes a Court – an obnoxious individual – has been has having a Twitter stoush with Chris Kenny in recent days.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Simon Holmes a Court – an obnoxious individual – has been has having a Twitter stoush with Chris Kenny in recent days

    Simon Holmes a Court has a mother, who declared herself a socialist, and uncomfortable with the concept of inherited wealth. How many millions of dollars she inherited on the death of her husband, I cannot recall.

  65. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Fox News host is facing backlash after suggesting that immigrants make our country “poorer and dirtier and more divided” on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    it’s a civil war here, this isn’t going to have a happy ending

  66. DrBeauGan

    The Fox News host is facing backlash after suggesting that immigrants make our country “poorer and dirtier and more divided” on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

    it’s a civil war here, this isn’t going to have a happy ending

    And one side confronts uncongenial truths, while the other prefers pleasant delusions. My money is on the first.

  67. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    38m
    In our Country, so much money has been poured down the drain, for so many years, but when it comes to Border Security and the Military, the Democrats fight to the death. We won on the Military, which is being completely rebuilt. One way or the other, we will win on the Wall!

  68. Nob

    My social media has been invaded by peripheral friends of friends demanding boycott action on Tucker Carlson advertisers.

    The clip they link to appears to have been heavily doctored to conflate and confuse illegal immigrants with legal immigrants but it seems like all the media is at that game now.

    In this case I have to say Monty is on the right track.
    Don’t let the activist left pick your fights for you.

  69. mh

    From the UK Tele:

    Jeremy Corbyn condemned after he allegedly calls Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ at PMQs

    Go Jez!

  70. mh

    8) Ancestry.com

    A spokesperson for the genealogy website, which advertised twice on Carlson’s Friday night show, told HuffPost, “We stopped all advertising as of yesterday morning.”

    If their ads are as fvcking irritating as the ones here then Tucker’s ratings will soar.

  71. mh

    Winning!

    Belgium PM Charles Michel resigns after government collapses in dispute over UN migration pact

    Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister, resigned on Tuesday night after his government collapsed in the face of virulent opposition to his signing of a UN migration pact from his erstwhile coalition partners.

    Mr Michel lost the support of the Flemish nationalist N-VA, the largest party in his coalition, over the non-binding UN agreement, which opponents had claimed would open the door to greater migration.

    Belgium is now bracing itself for a snap election as early as next month after Mr Michel said he was going to the king to offer his resignation amid demands for a motion of no confidence in his now minority government…..

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/18/belgium-pm-charles-michel-resigns-government-collapses-dispute/

  72. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Mexico is paying (indirectly) for the Wall through the new USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA! Far more money coming to the U.S. Because of the tremendous dangers at the Border, including large scale criminal and drug inflow, the United States Military will build the Wall!

  73. Mark A

    the non-binding UN agreement,

    All these non binding UN agreements, that suddenly bite and become a cause for UN interference.

    If non binding then why bother?

  74. C.L.

    I won’t be going there again …

    Qld Tattersall’s Club allows women members.

    The exclusive Tattersall’s Club will allow female members for the first time in its 150-year history, following a close vote on Wednesday afternoon…

    Under the previous rules, women were able to enter the club if their partner or a family member was a member, or if they were attending a function, but they weren’t able to be full members.

    Tattersall’s Club president Stuart Fraser told media outside the club after Wednesday’s vote that the club had been seeking a more “family-friendly” atmosphere.

    “We welcome the women in our families, the women in our lives, and the women in our communities,” Mr Fraser said.

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last month called the club “out of step” with modern Australia by not allowing women to become full members.

    On Wednesday Ms Palaszczuk gave her reaction to the Courier-Mail: “History. It’s about time.”

    The whole point of such a club is to be out of step with dick-headed modern Australia.
    No that it’s in step with dick-headed modern Australia, it will fail.

    Worth restating: my law of clubs:

    It is a truism that whenever women force their way into a club, the club declines into mediocrity. The men start leaving to go elsewhere, then women follow them there, instead.

  75. ArthurB

    I am an avid reader of some American and British websites, most of them similar in outlook to the Cat and Quadrant On Line. There is, however, one major difference: the American websites almost never run articles about climate change, I suppose because Trump has refused to be sucked into the greatest scam of the modern age, with the result that America has power which is cheap, reliable and abundant.

    A high proportion of the articles on American websites are about immigration, its effects on the ethnic composition of the USA, the possible outcomes, and the momentous effects of which are already changing the political landscape.

    From about 1880 until 1914 the USA was flooded with European immigrants. In 1924 Congress passed an act which had the effect of reducing immigration to a trickle. In 1965 the Act was abolished, and replaced by legislation which was non-discriminatory. The proponents of the 1965 Act averred that there would be little or no effect on the nation’s ethnicity, but in reality the changes have been immense. In 1960 about 90% of the population of the USA was white, but in 2018 whites are now a minority in some States and cities, and in the not too distant future whites will be a minority in the nation which they built. Immigrants tend to vote Democrat, and some commentators say that while Trump may win a second term, there is a possibility that there will never be another Republican president.

    I admire the Americans for the passion and vigour with which they debate immigration. What a contrast to Oz!! Here, commercial TV ignores the subject, and we all know how the national broadcaster does not allow dissent on multiculturalism.

    We are sleepwalking into an uncertain future, which many of us will not like.

  76. Mark A

    We welcome the women in our families, the women in our lives, and the women in our communities,” Mr Fraser said.

    Stupid irriots!
    That’s not the point of an all male or female club.

    You can do and be all of that, but still have a club, exclusive to one gender where you can relax in enjoy the company, camaraderie with your male or female members.
    Get away a little from the confines of marriage or whatever.

    Why is it so difficult to understand?

  77. Makka

    All these non binding UN agreements, that suddenly bite and become a cause for UN interference.

    If non binding then why bother?

    They start being non-binding. They then after a time evolve into Treaties after intense UN lobbying. When they become very binding.

    Look at them. The UN govern by Treaty, signed up by treasonous Govts.

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

  78. mh

    Rand Paul has been on Fox speaking about Fed government spending and debt.

    “People worry about the government shutting down, and I understand that, but they should also worry about keeping the government open,” Paul said during a Fox News appearance.

    Nice quote.

  79. Fisky

    Oh wow look what the “Big Australia” immigration scam is leading to now. Schools simply can’t fit in the students anymore so the NSW government has to trial morning/afternoon-only schools. What a joke!

    Education Minister Rob Stokes says he is open to trialling separate morning and afternoon schools in NSW to reduce traffic peaks and address the enrolment boom.

    “Effectively having double schools by having morning and afternoon schools is one option, it’s already being done in some countries,” Mr Stokes said…

  80. None

    Best news I’ve heard all day and mage Belgium the home of the EU and every Technocrat and bureaucrat and authoritarian just bounced it’s p.m. because he signed up to the great Global stupidity. Go the little people! Vote all these treacherous socialist fuckwits out!

  81. johanna

    If you hold NAB shares, take a look at this:

    Dr Henry said it would not take 10 years to repay customers, but changing the bank culture was a longer-term issue.

    He told reporters after the meeting, “I’m certainly very disappointed. Embarrassed? Yes I am embarrassed.”

    The protest vote was not just about pay, but related to the revelations at the royal commission.

    “What we heard loud and clear .. was that we need to be much much better in the way we provide services to customers,” Dr Henry said.

    The board was considering a variable reward scheme that delivers zero bonus outcomes for non-performance.

    Yep, they are ‘considering’ the idea that if you don’t perform, you don’t get a bonus.

    Looks like the Big Four are just a lavishly rewarded sheltered workshop, courtesy of shareholders and customers.

  82. Mark A

    None
    #2889155, posted on December 20, 2018 at 1:48 am

    He’s right

    Yes he is, but did you read the comments?

    PS Whinging old bastard here, it’s flaming cold and the road is icy and slippery.
    I’m not prepared for this weather, have to buy nice warm overcoat and woolly unders.

  83. 2dogs

    The protest vote was not just about pay, but related to the revelations at the royal commission.

    This raises the question about how organisations that commit crimes should be punished.

    I think they should, for an appropriate period of time, be placed under an administration chosen by the victims.

  84. None

    So do Victorian liberals have got a leaker and while the age is salivating over racism and homophobia frankly I saw nothing in that exchange that you wouldn’t here among a bunch of dicks swingers be they left right or upside down
    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/liberal-powerbrokers-in-racist-and-homophobic-text-furore-20181218-p50n2b.html
    And please to say that the term fag is homophobic when it is commonly used by gays both as a form of self description or a form of address among themselves – and yes there really are fag hags in the gay community too – is to suggest the homosexuals are just totally fragile petals – we’re certainly not talking Stonewall gays here. Then a woman wrote this article and there’s nothing like a lefty woman to infantilize gays.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    But wait, there’s more…

  86. Mark A

    No there isn’t.
    You eternal optimist you.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    Apparently not.
    Yibbidah, yibbidah … that’s all folks.

  88. Mark A

    And it’s still bl…dy cold and getting worse, why did I sign up for this?

    -8 now.

  89. bespoke

    m0nty
    #2889131, posted on December 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Your correct play here is to roll your eyes at such virtue signalling and wait until everyone forgets about it so they can return later. But nooooo, everything is culture war.

    The irony and reverse psychology trap is a magnificent bit of trolling. Well done m0nty!

  90. bespoke

    Ben Garrison, Tom

    I watched a few of Sargon’s shows and he lays on the sarcasm so thick at times the point he is making gets Buried.

  91. Herodotus

    CSIRO and BoM are in the news for their report that we have warmed one degree since the start of 20th century and that eight of the hottest years evah have been since 2005.
    It was only a week or so ago that I was reading analysis of temps that indicated the 1930s were the hottest decade.
    Would the above stalwarts lie to us?

  92. Herodotus

    Have a read of Anthony Watts on historical records in the USA:

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    CSIRO and BoM are in the news for their report that we have warmed one degree since the start of 20th century

    This is news? 2018 is the same temperature as 2002. So you could’ve written this story 16 years ago…
    Latest UAH data here.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    Are there exclusive women’s only clubs and if so, why?

  95. Herodotus

    The Australian continues on (after the above story) to try to look more like the SMH.

    Dolphin deaths attributed to virus found in climate-changed waters

    Climate change is putting bottlenose dolphins at greater risk of death from a measles-related virus, researchers at Flinders University found.
    An investigation into the 2013 deaths of more than 50 dolphins in South Australian -waters found the cause to be the highly contagious cetacean morbillivirus. The outbreak coincided with unusually high sea-surface temperatures

    Right. Any change in sea-surface temperatures must be climate change, because the sea used to be a constant temperature?

  96. Snoopy

    The Federal Reserve Bank is leading the resistance. The MSM, Democrats, Antifa, Women’s Match etc are merely theatre.

  97. Snoopy

    Atoms for Peace
    #2889185, posted on December 20, 2018 at 6:57 am
    Are there exclusive women’s only clubs and if so, why?

    Yes. Yes there are. Because all men are rapists.

  98. Tel

    It was only a week or so ago that I was reading analysis of temps that indicated the 1930s were the hottest decade.

    That’s the USA temps only. The dustbowl droughts were locally unusually high temperature within the USA and worst within the last 100 years.

  99. Tel

    Looks like the Big Four are just a lavishly rewarded sheltered workshop, courtesy of shareholders and customers.

    Bank shareholders haven’t done too badly.

    But come on johanna, we have to at least keep up appearances that this is an economics blog. Why do the “Big Four” run a lavishly rewarded sheltered workshop? Because of lack of competition … and a government sponsored cartel system that guarantees the banks can’t fail and puts huge obstacles in the way should Australians want alternatives. Peer to peer lending (e.g. Lending Club) is going great guns in the USA but pretty much unworkable in Australia. Running a crypto currency exchange in Australia can get your accounts frozen as the “Big Four” systematically lock-out the upstarts.

  100. pete m

    johanna, NAB shares recently were priced at a 12% return on dividends.

    I really don’t care what they pay their execs given a small shareholder has 0 influence on them. Nice to see the entitled cop a whack though.

    I just reinvest the dividends and enjoy some compound returns.

  101. min

    It looks like Angus Taylor has energy suppliers by the S&C s ,what went thru at COAG yesterday was they had. t o supply reliable energy and would be fined if they did not . Renewables and generators will not keep prices down so I wonder what they will do. As this does not happen untilJuly there will be blackouts this summer.

  102. John Constantine

    Gait recognition technology.

    In a small town, you can often identify many people from a distance long before you see faces or clothes or hair, simply from the way they carry themselves and walk.

    Chicom gait recognition artificial intelligence software can reprocess security camera footage to identify even masked and hooded offenders that disrespect the State.

    (Boltas craven assailants would be identified if they had have attacked a chicom property dogbox apartment developer Landshark instead.)

    Can the Tyrant use this tech to reprocess satellite images yet?.

    No secrets Comrade Maaaaaaates.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    All these non binding UN agreements, that suddenly bite and become a cause for UN interference.

    If non binding then why bother?

    It’s bullshit, once they are signed they become a supra-nation legal framework and are very much binding within the signatory state.

  104. calli

    ‘I was trying to leave Israel and as I was I leaving they just picked me out and just took me aside and it just went for hours basically,’ he said.

    From Walid Ali, the guy who described Muslim terrorism as an “irrititant”.

    They didn’t pick you out randomly Walid.

    Feeling irritated are we?

  105. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    How stupid can one get
    Two female backpackers found killed at Morocco hot spot
    The cold-blooded killings of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains were allegedly “motivated by rape”, as three men were arrested.

  106. John Constantine

    Granting the chicom secret police the concession to operate Australia’s security cameras Is Our Strength.

    Allowing the chicom secret police to sell only face photos to security camera clients, while keeping the footage for higher level reprocessing Is Our Strength.

    Which executive of which mining company was identified entering the offices of a financial services company specialising in capital raising?.

    Knowing that is profitable.

    Which member of the chicom diaspora was in contact with the journalist that wrote the wrong story?.

    Comrades.

  107. John Constantine

    Increased bank power means increased bank bastardry, as openly displayed at the royal commission.

    Brace yourself for cashless Australia, where having your bank controlled card cut off is like having your right hand cut off by the wahhabis.

    Excluded from access to the communal food bowl and condemned to starve unless someone else feeds you.

    Comrades.

  108. Tel

    Chicom gait recognition artificial intelligence software can reprocess security camera footage to identify even masked and hooded offenders that disrespect the State.

    That’s been available in the West for at least 10 years. It doesn’t work in a crowd though.

  109. Senile Old Guy

    Their ABC:

    “It’s confronting to think about, but we have to ask ourselves whether we’d need prisons for women at all were it not for family and domestic violence,” said Elena Campbell, associate director of research, advocacy and policy at RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice. “Family violence is the experience that probably contributes most directly to women’s trajectory towards offending, so if we made an effort to respond more effectively to men’s violence against women and children … perhaps we wouldn’t need to spend more and more money on incarcerating those women.”

    It is all men’s fault; nothing due to women.

    Experts say there are a number of historical contributing factors. “The effects of colonisation, attempting to annihilate our culture and connection to land, the acts of genocide and the forced removal of our kids have all contributed to putting more [Aboriginal] women behind bars,” said Antoinette Braybrook, chief executive of Djirra, an organisation supporting Aboriginal women experiencing family violence in Victoria.

    Nowhere is mentioned the violence and brutality of Aboriginal culture. Or that British culture was, and is, far more civilized. Or that the “family violence” is by Aborigines against other Aboriginals.

  110. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘I was trying to leave Israel and as I was I leaving they just picked me out and just took me aside and it just went for hours basically,’ he said.

    luck winner of full latex gloved cavity search

  111. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    A child asylum seeker who was allegedly raped on multiple occasions as a 10-year-old while detained on Nauru is suing the Federal Government over accusations it failed in its duty of care.

    What about the parents (or relatives) who took a child on a trip for illegal immegration?

  112. Senile Old Guy

    Oh dear!

    Liberal MP and climate sceptic Craig Kelly made headlines in November when he was caught on tape mocking “lefties” for exaggerating the effects of climate change. Speaking at a local party event, audio of which was leaked to the Guardian, Mr Kelly set out to debunk several justifications for climate change action, including the argument that Tuvalu, the Pacific island nation, was slipping beneath the sea. “The science tells us that Tuvalu, which I often hear about, is actually growing not sinking,” he told colleagues.

    Is Tuvalu growing? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
    The verdict: Mr Kelly’s claim checks out.

    I bet that hurt to publish.

  113. Specifically the halal certification means that the production process must be inspected and approved by imams as being in line with Islamic standards.

    What a protection racket.

  114. notafan

    Seeing as a certain person was on the Islamic council of Victoria and complained about the unfairness of drones in Syria not to mention back in the day when he and his wife were more ‘devout’ him with the beard and her with the full drab hijab look I’m not surprised.

  115. Shy Ted

    Jeremy Corbyn condemned after he allegedly calls Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ at PMQs. Who does he think he is?

  116. Snoopy

    Squalid on entering Israel, “Praise Allah, that was easy”.

    Squalid on leaving Israel, “Wah, wah, you nasty brutes”.

  117. calli

    Yes nota. I imagine they keep nice long files on people like Ali. He’s only a tiny tiddler, but a loud-mouthed one. The moment his passport was scanned on entry there’d be an alert.

    The burning question – did they return his shoes? 😄

  118. Shy Ted

    Just watching Spectre from the other night. Bimbo psychologist has just asked Bond who much alcohol he drinks. Instant reply, “too much”. Minutes later she’s in his arms and a good old RogerMooreing is rudely interrupted by commercials. Different outcome when I have this conversation with Mrs Ted.

  119. John Constantine

    In a small town with no crowds you can pick someone a mile off by the way they move.

    Would it be worth money to know what men were moving around isolated beat public dunnies late at night?.

    Who was visiting Andrew broads farm while his wife was away?.

    How precise can the reprocessing software get if targeting someone of real interest?.

  120. calli

    Ali has had a taste of special specialness.

    Just not quite what he expected.

  121. John Constantine

    Full body cavity search?.

    Their golden logie winner wasn’t there for the tourism was he?.

  122. John Constantine

    Has he figured out why he could feel a hand on each of his shoulders while the guard was doing the probe?.

  123. calli

    The only downside to the Ali story is that I can’t stop laughing.

  124. Shy Ted

    Experts say there are a number of historical contributing factors. “The effects of colonisation, attempting to annihilate our culture and connection to land, the acts of genocide and the forced removal of our kids have all contributed to putting more [Aboriginal] women behind bars,” said Antoinette Braybrook, chief executive of Djirra, an organisation supporting Aboriginal women experiencing family violence in Victoria.
    A little time spent in Aboriginal communities, remote, rural or urban will soon dispel any myth that Aboriginal family violence is predominantly male to female. My distinct impression was male to male first, female to female second, and jointly third but a fair way behind M-F and F-M. But in terms of intent to do the most serious harm, F-F. Not scientific just observation but supported by teachers telling of the viciousness they saw in school.

  125. mh

    Very unusual for US Feds to still be raising rates during a market correction.

    Rothschild vs Trump?

  126. Percy Popinjay

    The only downside to the Ali story is that I can’t stop laughing.

    Agreed. What a truly wonderful news story with which to start the day.

  127. Tel

    Squalid on entering Israel, “Praise Allah, that was easy”.

    Squalid on leaving Israel, “Wah, wah, you nasty brutes”.

    Somewhere a copy of his passport is being circulated on the off chance some agent looks plausibly similar.

  128. Shy Ted

    Israeli security have kindly released me previously secret photo of Squalid’ strip search.

  129. In another text message exchange between Mr Bastiaan and a former staffer to MP Michael Sukkar, Mr Bastiaan warns about “fag Catholics” who are “so far in the closet, if they end up coming out they will blow up big time with lots of secrets”.

    There are a few Cats that might apply to as well.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    M0nty starts his day with a calumny.

  131. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Here’s a few things to think about regarding male violence in Aboriginal communities.
    It is by far and away less common than female violence.

    The females are constantly bashing each other over the heads with Nulla Nullas and many times I have actually seen them taking turns.
    Actually knocking the other one to the ground and then handing the weapon on to her victim for her turn.
    But most of the time it’s the females going off.
    If you have ever been to places like Tennant Creek, Darwin, where you get slight glimpses of this while the vagrants wander around town you may notice that it’s usually the women screaming their tits off at each other from one end of the street to the other.

    But there is a lesson for us here.
    The true vulgarity and violence of women who’s men are beaten down, who can’t rely on their men for protection are carrying on like this.
    It wasn’t always like this, (or let’s say, this bad)for aboriginal people.
    The left wing welfare state trapping them in this disaster, for they are now, in outback communities, drug fucked humans without hope, barely able to feed themselves, means their women, (much like ours are becoming), feel insecure and terrified of the world, so become hysterical, just like the ancient Greek women who felt insecure with their men because they’d decided to bum each other off instead of giving their women a good seeing to, and where the term Hysterics originated from.
    The ancient Greek women weren’t to blame (if they’d waxed their moustaches)
    Their men were.
    And it is true today, whether in aboriginal communities or in our own culture.
    Insecure women are fucking insane.
    This is the technical explanation!
    Men , rise up and get them back in the kitchens and the bed rooms give them a good sexual seeing to, (think of your country).
    They’ll be happier for it, no matter what they say!!!!!!

  132. Mater

    Somewhere a copy of his passport is being circulated on the off chance some agent looks plausibly similar.

    I suspect they wouldn’t need to look too hard. Even Avi Yemini could pass for Waleed, at a push.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/zero-filter.com/2017/04/12/avi-yemini-waleed-aly-to-apologise-for-silence-on-coptic-christian-victims-in-egypt/amp/

  133. Top Ender

    All on your dime of course:

    Flood of drinkers hit BDR
    KIERAN BANKS

    MORE than 6000 problem drinkers have been added to the Banned Drinkers Register during the 12 months since its reintroduction, a Gunner Government evaluation has found.

    It also prevented 9000 alcohol sales, according to the evaluation carried out by the Menzies School of Health Research.

    As of September 30 last year there were 1500 problem drinkers on the BDR. That figure has grown to 7400.

    The evaluation found alcohol treatment episodes have increased from a monthly average of 221 to 259, and offenders with a high number of alcohol-related incidents have shown a reduction since being on the BDR.

    Sobering up shelter admissions have also increased during the BDR’s first 12 months.

    Health Minister Natasha Fyles said Territorians had had a gutful of crime and anti-social behaviour on the streets.

    “We have taken clear steps to build on the BDR with a suite of evidence-based reforms for alcohol harm reduction, based on the Alcohol Policy and Legislation Review (Riley Review),” she said.

    Deakin University’s Centre for Drug Use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research director Professor Peter Miller said the NT has the highest per capita consumption in the country.

    He said alcohol-attributable deaths occurred in the NT at about 3.5 times the rate they did in Australia generally.

    “For this reason, and to ensure the best mix of policy intervention and value for money of taxpayer dollars, the ongoing and rigorous evaluation of the BDR is essential,” he said.

    NT News complete article

  134. struth

    Unfortunately we have let things go too far, and some men might say, that’s Ok for you Struth, you are past your Prime, you don’t have to shoulder the burden of bedding a course, fat tattooed western woman.

    This may be the case.
    In my day women were feminine, wore feminine clothes, and doing your duty for the nation wasn’t the hard task it would be today.
    However, once you get past your prime women still like to see you trying, and Mrs Struth likes a good laugh as much as anyone.

  135. stackja

    C.L.
    #2889148, posted on December 20, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Men’s Sheds?

  136. Myrddin Seren

    On the abridged list of Cat suggestions to save our society, or at least salvage something from the Fall:

    ….shoulder the burden of bedding a course, fat tattooed western woman.

    Has sat nowhere.

  137. stackja

    Chris Kenny
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    Here’s the video. Some think Jeremy Corbyn says “stupid woman.” https://twitter.com/conservatives/status/1075371683618406402
    5:02 AM – 19 Dec 2018

  138. Death Giraffe

    The true vulgarity and violence of women who’s men are beaten down, who can’t rely on their men for protection are carrying on like this.
    It wasn’t always like this, (or let’s say, this bad)for aboriginal people.

    ..
    Remove meaningful work from people and it completely destroys most.
    Natives have had this happen to them twice.
    Once when European’s came and made traditional work irrelevant, then just as they began to get over that along came welfare to do it to them all over again.
    Poor bastards.

  139. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2889238, posted on December 20, 2018 at 9:33 am
    All on your dime of course:

    Flood of drinkers hit BDR
    KIERAN BANKS

    Damned if they do. Damned if they don’t.
    How about an RC on NT since Gough?

  140. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “It’s confronting to think about, but we have to ask ourselves whether we’d need prisons for women at all were it not for family and domestic violence,” said Elena Campbell, associate director of research, MARXIST advocacy

    fixed

  141. struth

    The Alice Springs Men’s Club is the Alice Springs Jail.
    Aboriginal men love going to jail, if from those areas.
    I kid you not.
    It gets them away from the communities, they get a good feed, cleaned up and get to hang around all their mates, without the screaming women around.
    I used to do some deliveries into the jail and can assure you, never a happier bunch of really nice blokes, jovial , clean blackfellas, helping me unload the truck.
    You come away feeling so depressed with the lost human potential.
    It’s the saddest thing about this country.
    From power generation and industry to the personal plight of our aboriginal countrymen.
    Such lost potential.
    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
    No excuses cut it.

  142. Death Giraffe

    It is not the work part of meaningful work that is the important bit.
    It is the contributing, no matter in how small a way, to a greater, winning enterprise.
    As it becomes clearer and clearer to more and more of the average people that they no longer belong to a winning enterprise, but that we are going down. Big time. Expect levels of meaninglessness to rise dramatically.
    And all that brings.

  143. Mother Lode

    The cold-blooded killings of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains were allegedly “motivated by rape”, as three men were arrested.

    It’s the rapists’ word against the women.

    So, what with them being deadn, it is three against zero.

    Anyway, just means more goats for their friends.

  144. Mother Lode

    The cold-blooded killings of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains were allegedly “motivated by rape”, as three men were arrested.

    It’s the [email protected]’ word against the women.

    So, what with them being dead, it is three against zero.

    Anyway, just means more goats for their friends.

  145. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2889248, posted on December 20, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Former lawyer, speechwriter and ministerial staffer, Elena Campbell has worked in social and legal policy for over fifteen years.

  146. Fred

    Jeremy Corbyn is in trouble for calling Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’.

    What a bigot.

    He should have called her a ‘stupid cis woman’.

  147. struth

    Remove meaningful work from people and it completely destroys most.
    Natives have had this happen to them twice.
    Once when European’s came and made traditional work irrelevant, then just as they began to get over that along came welfare to do it to them all over again.
    Poor bastards.

    When I was younger, aboriginal chilpies (older blokes) used to walk around town in their western boote and hats and ringer garb, so proud of being stockmen, of which they were generally very good.
    The aboriginal people loved Slim Dusty and were integrating into the modern world.
    Then came the left and welfare and all manner of disgusting influence.
    Lefties despise country music and the types of people that listen to it.
    So they put white lefty musicians out onto the communities with open cheque books, who bought the best instruments and changed the aboriginal people’s music to one more palatable to the racist leftist mind, and now we have garbage “desert reggae” and hip hop, which of course is what a lefty considers appropriate music for their blacks to play.
    The destruction of aboriginal people by racist leftism is what got me politically motivated in the first place.

  148. ‘I was trying to leave Israel and as I was I leaving they just picked me out and just took me aside and it just went for hours basically,’ he said.

    luck winner of full latex gloved cavity search

    It’s these little things I hear that make my day unexpectedly good 😁

  149. Excluded from access to the communal food bowl and condemned to starve unless someone else feeds you.

    Hence my Twitter war with PayPal.

  150. candy

    Waleed sounds a bit happy about it.

    In a ‘pop psychology’ way perhaps he is happy to actually experience something a little unpleasant, so he can relate to others who have experienced discrimination or perceived discrimination.

    He is by all accounts a very popular, sought after and respected individual. Dining with PMs, no less.

  151. Top Ender

    Good rants Struth.

    You must go into politics, in particular given the present state of the NT.

    Can I be your Education Minister?

    On second thoughts, given no $$$ in the NT, maybe we could both go to the pub instead.

  152. struth

    Here’s another lesson that Jooos need to learn rather quickly, for their own survival, noting that we have a few here.
    The anti-Semitism of the left should be of no surprise as it is to the head of Australia’s Jooooish Association.
    He is shocked.

    It has ever been thus.
    They’ve got to quickly learn that it was the “socialist” in the Nazis, yes the leftism, the pure racial hatred of the left and anti-Semitism born of the left wing traits of entitlement and envy, that caused the holocaust.

    The National bank didn’t do it.
    The National Enquirer didn’t do it.
    The National Pie eating contest didn’t do it.
    The National Party of Australia didn’t do it.
    One Nation didn’t do it.
    Socialists did it, and while dumb Jooos go around thinking Hitler was right wing and “surprised” be the rising anti-Semitism of the left, you are condemning yourself to suffering the same fate yet again.

    Wake up to yourselves.

  153. struth

    On second thoughts, given no $$$ in the NT, maybe we could both go to the pub instead.

    I used to love being known as a Territorian.

    Sorry Top Ender, but if I never see the place again it will be too soon.

    Just a shit hole now, in my opinion and as you note with the broke government, it has always been the canary in the coal mine.
    Look to the NT if you want to see how the rest of Australia is going to look.

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Why isn’t Trump pulling out of Afghanistan?

    Most futile and never ending war in history.

  155. Senile Old Guy

    On second thoughts, given no $$$ in the NT, maybe we could both go to the pub instead.

    Given the mineral resources, this is due to government regulation. And ALP policy, although the Gunner mob are better than most.

  156. dover_beach

    Globalists can’t seem to help themselves at the moment. Deplatforming or pursuing corporate boycotts of their cultural and political opponents. Independent platforms are needed, but so are legal means of redress outside of internal revenues that simply rubber stamp the existing decision. As for the latter, nationalists need to organize reciprocal campaigns against globalists until they get the message.

    They drew first blood, not me.

  157. Senile Old Guy

    I used to love being known as a Territorian. Sorry Top Ender, but if I never see the place again it will be too soon.

    And there is somewhere in Australia that is better?

  158. Tel

    Struth, strangely enough the evils of capitalist materialism were also blamed on Jooos by a guy called Karl Marx.

    https://mises.org/library/judaism-capitalism-and-marx

    The only lesson of history is that people don’t learn from history.

  159. struth

    MORE than 6000 problem drinkers have been added to the Banned Drinkers Register during the 12 months since its reintroduction, a Gunner Government evaluation has found.

    As of September 30 last year there were 1500 problem drinkers on the BDR. That figure has grown to 7400.

    He said alcohol-attributable deaths occurred in the NT at about 3.5 times the rate they did in Australia generally.

    The rest of Australia doesn’t have those restrictions so obviously …………………more totalitarian Banning required.

    The left………..when it fails it’s because it hasn’t been done hard enough!

  160. mh

    What is the US military role in Syria anyway if ISIS has been defeated?

    Hasn’t the Russian-backed Bashir defeated everyone? I expect the US were only still there as a reminder to Bashir to not go overboard by using chemical weapons against rebel forces.

  161. struth

    And there is somewhere in Australia that is better?

    I hate to tell ya, but yes and by far.
    But my point is that it is only temporary.
    We’ll all soon be living in alcohol restricted, licence showing shitholes completely populated by either public servants or welfare recipients.
    We’re nearly there so don’t bother to move SOG.
    At least you can get a cheap flight to Asia.

  162. Senile Old Guy

    MORE than 6000 problem drinkers have been added to the Banned Drinkers Register during the 12 months since its reintroduction, a Gunner Government evaluation has found.

    And, according to what I have heard, the government is doing zero research on the effectiveness of this.

  163. Notafan

    Of course Walid was happy to go to Israel

    I seem to recall wifey boasting on Instragram that Natalie Portman was staying at the same hotel.

    Walid never gives a thought to a J!! travelling in the rest of the ME or Malaysia or Indonesia

    Oh that is right, mostly, they can’t.

  164. Senile Old Guy

    I hate to tell ya, but yes and by far.

    I would be interested to know where, given what I have read of the other states.

    We’re nearly there so don’t bother to move SOG.

    I like the tropics and hate the cold. And crowds.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why isn’t Trump pulling out of Afghanistan?

    It’s likely because of Pakistan. If the Paki clients win in Afghanistan then the Pakistan Islamicized deep state will be able to divert money and arms to other causes. Already there’s been an upswing of violence in Kashmir.

    The warning signs are loud and clear (15 Dec)

    Kashmir today is not merely volatile, but is drifting inexorably into anarchy. Violence is the dominant factor. The numbers of militants and security personnel killed dominate newspaper headlines. Over the past three years, South Kashmir had been the main epicentre of violence, but more recently, North and Central Kashmir have also emerged as violence prone. This year has witnessed some of the highest levels of violence since 1989. Areas such as Srinagar which had previously been declared a ‘militancy free zone’ have again witnessed a series of militant attacks.

    Having a nuclear Pakistan with nothing to keep it occupied is a geopolitical nightmare. At the moment they are fixated on Afghanistan to add it to their sphere and keep the Indians out. A further reason for staying in Afghanistan is to suck China in as well, which has been happening. The faceplant China just suffered because of their belt-and-road investments in Pakistan may well be repeated in Afghanistan.

    Then on top of it all the jihadis are moving from agriculture to chemistry.

    Report: Afghan District Bordering Iran Embracing Crystal Meth Production (18 Dec)

    Nearly 80 percent of all households in the Afghan district of Ghoryan, located in Herat province along the Iranian border, are involved in some stage of the crystal methamphetamine-making process that is currently fueling addiction epidemics plaguing Afghanistan and Iran, TRT World reported this week.

    One advantage of being at war with these people is you can splat the labs with Hellfire missiles without hassle. Much harder if you aren’t in a technical war with them.

    Of course the labs are getting their ingredients from either China or Iran. Both have an incentive to foster drug supplies into the West. Herat was the epicentre of the Great Game in the 19thC, and it still is in the 21stC.

  166. John Constantine

    “But the new post suggests Mr Broad might have been linked to at least one other woman on the site.

    The post on Mr Broad’s Facebook page alleged Mr Broad had been using dating sites earlier than the August incident.

    “Going to the papers this coming week in regards to you chatting to my friend from a sugar daddy website,” the post reads.

    “The IP address and also Seeking Arrangement (sic) has confirmed everything.

    “So your (sic) in trouble! Your wife is being told about all this also.”

    It appears that post has sat on Mr Broad’s Facebook profile for at least 49 weeks.

    The ABC contacted Mr Broad about the post and via text message he did not deny its authenticity.

    “My priority is my family. I am leaving public life,” Mr Broad said.

    He said media had hounded his family in recent days but did not comment on the post.

    The ABC attempted to contact the person who posted the allegations on Facebook.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-19/andrew-broad-social-media-post-emerges-lnks-sugar-daddy-sites/10636394?fbclid=IwAR1qNPVocyICH7xeUOUykg6gW0tTDFFjSejilI1_YSetlu_Q8y7Z92aXVXc

    The sheer ignorant lack of professionalism of the andrew broad office reeks.Relying on showing the press your tattoo of hilary clinton on your right arse cheek, and your tattoo of hussein obama on your left arse cheek and claiming the bit in the middle is turnbull just isn’t going to work long term.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    That is ridiculous Bruce and could have been written by any of the idiotic neo-con think tanks who run a Washington.

    Afghanistan has wasted trillions in treasure and diverted America’s attention from its real problems.

    There is no sane reason to be in Afghanistan. Not one.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When I was younger, aboriginal chilpies (older blokes) used to walk around town in their western boote and hats and ringer garb, so proud of being stockmen, of which they were generally very good

    They were proud of the job they did, and the station they worked on, at least in the Kimberly’s, provided food, clothing and basic medical care for themselves and their extended families. The station my uncle managed employed twelve stockmen, and fed and clothed over eighty of the extended families.

  169. John Constantine

    Anybody think that senior labor figures would set up social media profiles and be too lazy to monitor them for landmines?. Too busy being a parlimentary friend of the united nations to be a professional politician?.

    Their left knew of the member for Mallee’s weaknesses and was ruthlessly exploiting them to have the member for the safest tory seat act as a progressive promoter of Stalin.

    A smile and a hint of armboob from a cutie and it was malcom fraser all over again.

    Comrade Boobieeeeeeeeees.

  170. Notafan

    It wasn’t always like this, (or let’s say, this bad)for aboriginal people.

    Are you sure about that?

    Keith Windshuttle seems to think differently and iirc examination of pre contact skulls suggests nulla nulla bashing was the norm, and women were particularly the victims of it, based on the numbers of healed skull fractures found.

    No doubt alcohol now plays a part.

    Violence and homicide is also much higher in other Paleolithic communities still in existence around the world, I linked a paper on it some time ago.

    Aboriginals are not unique in the brutal and short life demographic.

  171. struth

    I like the tropics and hate the cold. And crowds.

    You don’t have to be in the NT for that.
    In some areas of Australia you can buy land free from native title concerns and swim in the oceans.
    And have no crowds , AND buy a drink without having to show your driver’s licence.
    You and I both know that the NT is filled with a temporary population, 80 percent never stay.
    This is due entirely to government policy, whether it be regarding aboriginal people, or other policies, corruption and the bloody build up…………….

    The Northern Territory still as it always has, from the dreamers and first settlers, buffalo hunters etc, broken people.
    South Australia handed it back to the commonwealth.
    It now destroys the ambitious and energetic, turning them into leathered skinned hardened pisspots if they stay.
    Now this is the story for the Entire country, just in varying degrees, and we’re catching up, fast.

  172. Tom

    Why isn’t Trump pulling out of Afghanistan?
    Most futile and never ending war in history.

    Trump hates it, but there is a simple, brutal truth: the moment the US military pulls out, international terrorism regains a lawless training camp of 650,000 square kilometres. It’s not globalism that keeps the US in Afghanistan, but national security. You can’t control Afghanistan from the Strategic Air Command’s bunker in Diego Garcia.

  173. Notafan

    All in all blaming western civilization for the woes of Aboriginal people is to swallow whole the leftie narrative

    There is nothing worth saving from Aboriginal ‘culture’ it is collectivist and places no value on the rights of the individual.

    Which is very very obvious when you look at how little the rivers of gold coming from royalties benefit all but the cock of the dung heap.

    Probably worse than islam, circumcision rituals included.

  174. Bruce of Newcastle

    Afghanistan has wasted trillions in treasure and diverted America’s attention from its real problems.

    So Infi you are saying that Islam isn’t one of America’s real problems?

  175. Tel

    What is the US military role in Syria anyway if ISIS has been defeated?

    Protecting the new Kurdish state that the USA is not in any way whatsoever involved in nation building. Protecting it against the Turks, the Iranians, the Iraqi government, and Syrians. Because that totally makes sense … you know it makes sense.

    Also, the US “deep state” still believes Assad must go, and are absolutely determined to scrabble to the very bitter end regardless of bleeding nose or any other setback. They basically want another Libya failed state situation.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten haunted by ghost of socialist past

    EXCLUSIVE
    Troy Bramston
    SENIOR WRITER
    @TroyBramston
    12:00AM December 20, 2018
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    Bill Shorten will lead Labor into the next election with the party’s central mission statement being to implement the socialist objective, after the ALP national conference ignored a directive from almost four years ago to review its creed.

    The party’s previous national confer­ence, in July 2015, resolved to set up a cross-factional committee to review the 1921 socialist object­ive and recommend to the next conference how it could be modernised. The resolution require­d the party “to commence a review of our socialist objective, with a view to replacing the existing language with the most appropriate and modern set of principles and objective”.

    In October 2016, Labor’s ­national executive to set up an eight-member review committee with former Labor MP Tim Hammon­d, then the party’s vice-president, as chairman.

    However, the review committee held no meetings with party members, MPs or unions, nor did it call for submissions on a new statement of belief, as it was directed to do by the national conference and executive. The motion agreed at the 2015 national conference also asked the review committee to “circulate draft proposals” for rewriting the party’s objective ahead of this ­week’s national conference.

    From the Oz.

  177. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/halls-creek-kids-slash-cops-tyres-in-lawless-syria-like-war-zone/10636386

    No crowds out in Halls creek, so gait recognition technology could easily identify the hooded and masked kids running riot.

    They don’t wanna know.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    Excellent news that Channel Nein have rissoled the useless Stefanovics.
    Hopefully the rabbit in the headlights missus of Stefanovic Minor (Silvia Jeffries) follows them out the door, along with that sanctimonious know-nothing sports “reporter” Tim Gilbert.

  179. Shy Ted

    Another first for SA per ABC Adelaide. SA gummint “supporting” solar-powered “demonstration” facility to split the water molecule (H2O), capturing the hydrogen and instilling it into current gas supplies and on into BBQ gas cyclinders while releasing oxygen into the air. The B-lister host thought this was a brilliant idea and envisioned a hydrogen-powered-vehicle future. Not so sure, we haven’t seen the sun all week but then, it’s only the first month of Summer. Bye bye $$$$$$.

  180. John Constantine

    Their hussein obama embraced Quagmire Theory to exhaust the west and create vast swarms of mobile and disposable military age cannon fodder within the Tyrannies of the despoiled regions of the world.

    The orcs placed by the left into americas public service are fighting a holding pattern, ticking down the days until enough voters have been imported into America that the popular vote eternally transforms the home of the free into another Despoiled Tyranny.

    Comrades.

  181. Roger

    Walid never gives a thought to a J!! travelling in the rest of the ME or Malaysia or Indonesia

    Oh that is right, mostly, they can’t.

    Not to mention the streets of Berlin.

    But we should be thankful for the diversity Islam salts the West with.

    Life was so dull before the the late night HSP enriched our culture.

  182. John Constantine

    “As banks rein in lending in the wake of the banking royal commission which revealed “irresponsible lending is endemic in Australia”, those who might have easily secured a home loan a few years ago now face much more stringent criteria.

    Banks are looking more carefully at expenses and debts which, for 2.7 million Australians, will include a HELP (formerly HECS) debt.

    In years gone by, financial advice about how to deal with HELP debt was typically not to worry about it because it doesn’t accrue interest and it’s “the best loan you’ll ever get”.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/could-you-help-debt-stop-you-from-getting-a-home-loan/10632604

  183. calli

    Of course Walid was happy to go to Israel

    His strip searchers could have done something more immediately devastating.

    They could have stamped his passport.

  184. Infidel Tiger

    So Infi you are saying that Islam isn’t one of America’s real problems?

    It’s a minor one. But Afghanistan is nothing to do with Islam.

  185. Top Ender

    Look to the NT if you want to see how the rest of Australia is going to look.

    Yeah but yeah but the NT is a mendicant state unlike the others. Maybe Tasmania fits best that model.

    The NT is propped up by enormous “special” federal funding. The Outback communities could not exist without it, and there is a good argument for showing that much of the rest of the place exists to service such places, and themselves of course. The armed forces’ expression is “self-licking ice-cream…”

  186. Roger

    Listening to ABC radio yesterday whilst driving:

    An interview with an academic on the inexorable mainstreaming of veganism due to ethical concerns about the meat industrial complex was followed by an an explanation of the coalition’s energy divide in Adelaide courtesy “Dr. John Hewson”.

    Onwards to Year Zero, comrades!

  187. Infidel Tiger

    You can’t control Afghanistan from the Strategic Air Command’s bunker in Diego Garcia.

    No one can control Afghanistan and certainly not America.

    A waste of blood and treasure on a criminal scale.

  188. Top Ender

    This about the NT was pretty instructive a few days back:

    Since the early 2000s, the NT’s public service has increased in size by almost half. Nearly 40 per cent of those bureaucrats are in administrative rather than frontline roles. That compares with only about 16 per cent of clerics and administrators in Western Australia’s public service, or 9 per cent in the NSW public service. More than 3 per cent of the Territory’s bureaucrats are executives compared with less than 1 per cent in Victoria’s.

    From an article by Amos Aikman in the Oz

  189. struth

    Keith Windshuttle seems to think differently and iirc examination of pre contact skulls suggests nulla nulla bashing was the norm, and women were particularly the victims of it, based on the numbers of healed skull fractures found.

    Yes but it was mostly done by other women.
    If you want to know the violence there is a difference here.
    And that’s the amount of noise.
    When on drunken filled violent rages their women scream like banshees.
    When tradition bashing of skulls occurs and they take turns it is done in silence.
    You can’t believe it when you see it.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    The next fun instalment in the soap opera called Syria is the new gas discoveries in the Eastern Med.

    Russia wants that gas to be under its control. The US doesn’t. Turkey has been increasingly stroppy about the gas resources around Cyprus. Israel wants to build a pipeline to the EU. Russia almost certainly doesn’t want that to happen, nor does Turkey. Stay tuned, it could all get quite incendiary.

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They don’t wanna know.

    It’s complicated by the fact that the indigenous kids don’t see detention as any deterrent – it’s one of the rites of passage. There are three good meals a day, clean beds, hot showers, you can play all the sport you want, and catch up with the relatives. Oh, and there’s no creepy uncle trying to crawl into your bed…..

  192. ian3029

    Halls Creek

    When we went round Aus by caravan (2011), of all the shitholes in WA this place was the template.

  193. OldOzzie

    Bruce in WA
    #2889089, posted on December 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I will continue to say “Merry Christmas” and screw anyone who is “offended”!

    And I will happily admit that this is me. When it’s not, it’s time to say a last farewell …

    Went to No 8 Grandchild – 5 yr old Grandson end of year Kindergarten Music Show (Kindergarten at the end of our street -would be described as “poor” as in old church hall with not much play area – like the Marist Brothers School I went to)

    However, Privately Run by “Boss/Dragon” Lady who runs a great Kindergarten with excellent teachers and concentrates on Literacy (Phonics) and Numeracy in preparing kids for Big School Kindy and has a stellar reputation for that preparations success from the Local State and Catholic Primary Schools.

    The Music show – Theme Space Odyssey – was held in Stella Maris Star of the Sea Theatre at North Steyne – 120 Kids in 12 groups onstage enjoying themselves to fabulous mix of Music.

    What stood out was there was not one fat kid in those 120 kids (nor in the previous 120 younger kindy kids – different musical in the previous hour) and the Boss Lady and 12 Teachers joined all the 120 kids on stage to sing Advance Australia Fair with Gusto at the end.

    And for you Bruce in WA

    The Space Odysey Music Program had the following message to kids, parents and teachers

    “Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to All in 2019”

  194. stackja

    John C – Halls Creek kids arrested, get sent to Don Dale. ABC unhappy?

  195. Mitch M.

    Study co-author Christopher P. Scheitle of West Virginia University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology said this might also help explain why U.K. biologists are more than 2½ times more likely to never attend religious services than British physicists.

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-late-stephen-hawking-religious-beliefs.html#jCp

    It’s hard to believe in an omnipotent compassionate god when you understand how messy, imprecise, and cruel nature is.

  196. Notafan

    Yes but it was mostly done by other women.

    That is not the evidence provided by contemporaneous eye witnesses or historians.

    You are so desperate to prove women are the root of all evil you have lost the plot

    Who kills more Aboriginal women today, other women or men?

    why are t the domestic violence rates for Aboriginal women in excess of 32 times higher than in the normie population?

    In a polygamous patriarchal society claiming women are mainly responsible for violence to other women is ridiculous.

    Anecdotes are not evidence.

  197. You can’t control Afghanistan from the Strategic Air Command’s bunker in Diego Garcia.

    Surely that depends an type, size, scale, frequency…

    The mountains in Afghanistan have always been too high anyway.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    John C – Halls Creek kids arrested, get sent to Don Dale. ABC unhappy?

    Hall’s Creek kids arrested, sent to Banksia Hill, in Perth, and the Aboriginal Legal Service complains that this id inhumane, because it’s too far for their families to visit them…

  199. Ones attitude to “communities” is adjusted after you have witnessed an aboriginal women being beaten non-stop with a truck tyre lever.

  200. OldOzzie

    Infidel Tiger
    #2889309, posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

    You can’t control Afghanistan from the Strategic Air Command’s bunker in Diego Garcia.

    No one can control Afghanistan and certainly not America.

    A waste of blood and treasure on a criminal scale.

    being going on for thousands of years since Alexander the Great – see The Invasions of Afghanistan

    and

    The Great Game of 1800s has particular relevance to A waste of blood and treasure on a criminal scale.

  201. bespoke

    Mother Lode
    #2889034, posted on December 19, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    If I wanted to encourage people to observe the Christian message of Christmas, I would do it not by telling them that they were in or out, but by showing them the richness of it; bringing them in not kicking them out.
    I again emphasise I do not intend this as a challenge or stricture upon any one else.

    That’s the path my religious friends and family take, if it wasn’t for that I would be an atheist.

  202. Notafan

    Death by homicide is also a much higher in Aboriginal communities for both men and women and if you scroll down the page you will see that 80% of indigenous homicides are committed by men

  203. stackja

    Zulu – teach me not to mix up towns.

  204. Death Giraffe

    Who kills more Aboriginal women today, other women or men?

    ..
    If you adjust for physical differences in strength, that explains away any difference in sex of perpetrator in homicide rates.
    From memory women kill in domestic situations at about 30% the rate that men do.
    This is entirely down to the strength differential.

  205. Cactus

    On wine specials. I am a big fan of the Wynns Black Label. Today Uncle Dans is offering it at $30 for the 2012 vintage. The 2012 was a good one in Coonawarra – so this in my view is a good buy. I already have enough – but if you don’t – a good offer….

    https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_796460?i_cid=dskmob:5468:Qualtrics-Today-Only-Wynns-201218

  206. Old Ozzie:

    No one can control Afghanistan and certainly not America.

    Betcha the Chinese have a plan for that shithole, and several of its neighbours.
    I also bet that it includes a few hundred tonnes of Sarin.
    “No man – no problem.” Stalin.

  207. stackja

    Telegraph story – North Sydney police suggest people stay home NYE. Fewer vantage points available this year.

  208. stackja

    WS – USA fights wars under glare of MSM. Coverage of Tibet? How many Tibetans on prison?

  209. dover_beach

    It’s hard to believe in an omnipotent compassionate god when you understand how messy, imprecise, and cruel nature is.

    By nature, here, I think you mean only living things, but even here it is only ‘messy’/ ‘imprecise’ or ‘cruel’ only at the margins. Moreover, the counter to the purported dilemma you raise is the sheer incomprehensibility of the order that is manifestly present in the universe sans God.

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    Dalwhinnie 15
    Glengoyne 15
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    Glenfarclas 18
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  211. Mitch M.

    By nature, here, I think you mean only living things, but even here it is only ‘messy’/ ‘imprecise’ or ‘cruel’ only at the margins. Moreover, the counter to the purported dilemma you raise is the sheer incomprehensibility of the order that is manifestly present in the universe sans God.

    Mass extinctions “at the margins”. The pervasive suffering of animals “at the margins”. The spontaneous miscarriage rate in humans of .75 “at the margins”?

  212. Death Giraffe

    And in the cases where females are killing males it is in these situations:
    Infants.
    The elderly.
    Some poor bastard lying in bed passed out drunk.
    Or by poisoning.
    In those cases that do not involve death, female on male violence falls into three categories:
    Incessant nagging.
    Cutting the cock off some unlucky scoundrel caught cheating in an qiuxotic effort to avoid above mentioned incessant nagging.
    Sexual assault in the form of unsolicited sideboob. While nagging.

  213. Black Ball

    Watching Richard Hammond discussing the construction of the Troll A oil drilling platform in the North Sea. A masterpiece.

  214. Atoms for Peace

    So, should we open a book as to who will be the first female member of Tatts?

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s hard to believe in an omnipotent compassionate god when you understand how messy, imprecise, and cruel nature is.

    Rubbish.
    If you understand the message Jesus taught, that humans need to repent and be forgiven, then the “cruel nature” of nature is a blessing. Anything that cracks people out of their complacency and allows them to consider their helpessness before God their Creator just might lead them to avoiding hell. Which makes cruel nature look quite tame.

  216. Rockdoctor

    The Alice Springs Men’s Club is the Alice Springs Jail.
    Aboriginal men love going to jail, if from those areas.
    I kid you not.
    It gets them away from the communities, they get a good feed, cleaned up and get to hang around all their mates, without the screaming women around.
    I used to do some deliveries into the jail and can assure you, never a happier bunch of really nice blokes, jovial , clean blackfellas, helping me unload the truck.

    Heard similar stories one from a Phycologist and a couple more from some screws along the same lines about Stuart Prison in Townsville… As for the women brawling remember having a girlfriend from out of town once who was gobsmacked by the tirade of abuse by 2 itinerant women by the old Townsville Railway Station in the middle of an intersection of Flinders st holding up traffic as they were fighting over a man. Such a common occurrence we shrug our shoulders & move on normally.

  217. Death Giraffe

    The pervasive suffering of animals “at the margins”.

    ..
    Fuck the animals.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    Telegraph story – North Sydney police suggest people stay home NYE. Fewer vantage points available this year.

    Also setting up all the bollards is really tiring.

  219. Tel

    From memory women kill in domestic situations at about 30% the rate that men do.
    This is entirely down to the strength differential.

    Stealth and surprise should easily make up the strength differential in a domestic situation.

  220. mh

    Also, the US “deep state” still believes Assad must go, and are absolutely determined to scrabble to the very bitter end regardless of bleeding nose or any other setback. They basically want another Libya failed state situation.

    And then set up another Rothschild central bank.

  221. Diogenes

    Distracting and nagging text messages help smokers stop smoking, Chinese researchers have found.
    In a clinical trial, smokers who agreed to join a cessation programme were divided into three groups. One received a high volume (five a day) of cognitive behavioural therapy-based personalised SMS messages, another a lower volume of the same messages (one to three a week), and the control group received none at all.
    The groups blasted by texts reported more success at giving up than the control group.
    “We found that biochemically verified continuous smoking abstinence at 24 weeks was 6.5 per cent in the high-frequency messaging group, 6.0 per cent in the low-frequency messaging group, and 1.9 per cent in the control group,” the report authors said.
    The researchers call this method “Happy Quit”. The conclusions have been published in PLOS Medicine under the title Effectiveness of a text-messaging-based smoking cessation intervention (“Happy Quit”) for smoking cessation in China: A randomized controlled trial. The study was funded by the Chinese Medical Board.

    Oh dear oh dear.

  222. Norman Church

    The old “six out of the last seven years were the hottest evah, meme is simply a way to confuse the simple-minded about the failure of temperature to track carbon dioxide emissions upwards.

    For simple minded, read “journalists, lefties, etc”.

    After a period of warming, it would hardly be otherwise.

    Imagine walking up a flight of stairs and then reaching a landing. Each forward step that you take on that landing will see you reach the highest level achieved.

    And as you walk forward, you will get a bunch of data points representing the highest level ever. But, of course, you won’t be going any higher.

    Attention to language is important.

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  224. struth

    You are so desperate to prove women are the root of all evil you have lost the plot

    How many times do I have to say I blame men?

    You really have a problem with comprehension don’t you notafan?

    You magically think that what I have written is what you think I have written.
    What you think I “really mean”
    You’re not that bright to know that.

    What has the amount of deaths got to do with the amount of violence?

    That is not the evidence provided by contemporaneous eye witnesses or historians

    I very much am such a person, and more so than you may think.
    You are quoting vested interests and Keith Windshuttle is good but has done less time in Aboriginal Australia than I have and we’ve both studied the history of these people and white settlement professionally.

    So

    Ner ner ner ner ner

  225. Death Giraffe

    Stealth and surprise should easily make up the strength differential in a domestic situation.

    ..
    When two drunk people assault each other, the one with a strength advantage dies less often.
    In the case where one is coldly calculating to off the other then it is less of an advantage.
    Which case is more common?
    The drunken assault.

  226. thefrollickingmole

    Arky busy promoting “the love that dare not neigh it’s name “again?

  227. struth

    From memory women kill in domestic situations at about 30% the rate that men do.

    They have a tendancy to be 100 % of the penis cutting perpetrators .

    Statistics, statistics.

    The only reason more women die than men in aboriginal communities is because they are the weaker sex.

    The brutal reality of life comes back to bite you on the arse when you live in a socialist welfare utopia.

    Does anyone truly believe the women were all in church singing Kumbaya when mercilessly attacked by the men?
    An aboriginal community is a plague filled war zone of inhuman behaviour not often seen in the worst of the world’s third world shitholes.

  228. Death Giraffe

    Jesus at the very least, killed a whole herd of pigs.
    How many other creatures he joyfully and righteously murdered is not recorded.
    For all his talk of hairs on heads and little sparrows, he was no damn vegetarian.

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