Tuesday Forum: January 1, 2019

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  1. None

    Clearly drunk if she was heading to Adelaide. They should have checked for drugs too.

    No, drugs on the way back. Adelaide is the ice capital of Australia you know.

  2. None

    Ms Walters, who was until recently employed by law firm Gordon Legal

    so was she pushed or did she jump?

  3. Stimpson J. Cat

    that “suffering is love” (Stimps/Teresa).

    That’s actually a direct quote that I saw in her handwriting at her tomb.
    I did a double take when I read it let me tell you.

  4. John Constantine

    The whole looming issue about the opening decades of the twentieth century is that they require the mindset to make the other bastard suffer and die for his beliefs, not suicide yourself out of meekness.

    Comrades.

  5. Armadillo

    The priesthood is a respectable profession in many parts of Africa that usually among the poor as it is a bit of a ticket to an education and employment for life. Sometimes even a ticket out of the country.

    It’s the impression I got. He drank like a fish. All my beer. Not that I begrudged him that.

    You just get this feeling you are being “had”.

    An uncle of mine was a Catholic priest. Drink wasn’t a problem. He’d pour it down your gullet. Smoked like a train. Always at the races. But he was a believer. Throw a frock on him and intellectually he would cut you to pieces about Christian theology. In a nice way. Never argued, it was always a question back.

    So, why did Jesus say this? Or why did that happen? What about that? Why? What does it mean?

    Knowing the answer to the question is a definate advantage. Too clever. Too smart.

    Listening before arguing is the art of persuasion.

  6. cohenite

    Apparently a movie depicting Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals is going to be released in June this year. It’s title is Corpus Christi.

    Can’t wait for the sequel with mo as a trannie.

  7. BrettW

    Mother Lode,
    You made an excellent point. All we need now is for a brave journo to ask Setka who in the family is taking DV leave.

    Mother Lode
    #2897925, posted on January 3, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    Daily Mail has article about Setka and what appears to be a domestic violence case involving his wife.

    This might be why the unions are so keen on Domestic Violence Leave: everyone should have the right to be paid if they have to stay home and counsel their spouse when she overcooks the eggs.

  8. None

    Her linked in profile has her at Gordon Legal since January 2018. Either way f****** well drink driving – I had family on that road at that time – with two small kids in the car is inexcusable.

  9. Armadillo

    No one lives forever. Ideas and concepts do.

    Consider the wheel.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Either way f****** well drink driving – I had family on that road at that time – with two small kids in the car is inexcusable.

    Local cops report that RBT has sprung the odd mum, dropping off the kids at school, and well over the limit at 8.30A.M.

  11. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2898040, posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Suffering will never be completely absent from our lives. So don’t be afraid of suffering. Your suffering is a great means of love, if you make use of it, especially if you offer it for peace in the world. Suffering in and of itself is useless, but suffering that is shared with the passion of Christ is a wonderful gift and a sign of love. Christ’s suffering proved to be a gift, the greatest gift of love, because through his suffering our sins were atoned for.

    Suffering, pains sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close that He can kiss you.

    –Teresa

  12. Armadillo

    How old is the Setka Sheliah?

    But let’s not rush to judgement here. It’s entirely possible he was being an arsehat on Christmas Eve.

    To pack your kids in the car and speed off wouldn’t be surprising.

  13. Armadillo

    Suffering sucks, None.

  14. Siltstone

    Country policeman in western Vic will be sacked for breath testing ALP Union big nob. She should have hit a cyclist like the Premiers wife, she may have then gotten away without testing.

  15. Armadillo

    Teresa was a masochist. Plain and simple.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for Western Australian Cats – Windy Creek Estate, in the Swan Valley, make a pretty damnfine shiraz – the “Family Reserve ” shiraz.

  17. None

    Mother Lode,
    You made an excellent point. All we need now is for a brave journo to ask Setka who in the family is taking DV leave.

    Gold. Shows the absurdity of the cncept of DV leave.

  18. Armadillo

    I’d imagine crucifixition wouldn’t be pleasant. It’s just a hunch.

  19. None

    Apparently a movie depicting Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals is going to be released in June this year. It’s title is Corpus Christi.

    The whole Jesus was a homosexual is so last century. Boring and unoriginal. *yawn*

  20. None

    But let’s not rush to judgement here. It’s entirely possible he was being an arsehat on Christmas Eve.

    He definitely was an asshat.
    He was arrested.

  21. Armadillo

    Neither would be charging a tent pegged bayonet on the Kokada trail.

  22. Armadillo

    He was arrested.

    DV?

  23. Armadillo

    It won’t stick. Fine will be paid.

  24. BrettW

    Setka and his Union have set themselves up as some sort of campaigners against DV. The trail of hypocrisy is long and any charity who associates with them should think again.

    From Twiiter
    @CFMEUJohnSetka
    27 Nov 2018
    More
    NO. No to violence against women – at home, work or anywhere. No to 2 out of 3 working women experiencing bullying, harassment, sexism & violence at work.
    The CFMEU is proud to support #16DaysofActivism against gendered violence.

  25. John Setka. Faced criminal charges more than 60 times.
    Convictions upheld at least 39 times.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Neither would be charging a tent pegged bayonet on the Kokada trail.

    Curse you, Armadillo..

  27. From the Australian 2012:

    Mr Setka, who is suing Tony Abbott for allegedly implying he is a union thug, was accused in court yesterday of deliberately driving his car at a building site manager following a violent protest.

  28. Armadillo

    mOnsters State. He won’t even bat an eyelid. Tisk tisk. Shit happens.

    It happens month after month. I haven’t heard a single thing from mOnst on the Somalian gangs bashing the shit out of people. It’s as if nothing happened. Never a comment, never a word.

  29. More from “The Australian”:

    Mr Setka has been found guilty five times of assaulting police, plus five times of assault by kicking,….

  30. Dave in Marybrook

    Which vintage ZK2A?

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NO. No to violence against women – at home, work or anywhere. No to 2 out of 3 working women experiencing bullying, harassment, sexism & violence at work.
    The CFMEU is proud to support #16DaysofActivism against gendered violence.

    I’m remembering the example of a CFMEU shop steward, in Perth, who got into an argument with a truck driver, over said truck drivers refusal to join the CFMEU to continue to make deliveries to the site. Said CFMEU shop steward threw the first punch – and woke up in hospital – said truck driver had been a Reconnaissance Commando in the South African Army.

  32. Bruce in WA

    Some hatchet faced bitch in a police uniform in WA announcing police are going to focusing on gun owners who keep their guns under mattresses.

    I’m really coming around to how muslims regard women.

    Yep … “gun crisis in WA” screamed the Ch 9 headlines. What were they talking about? In the majority, legally-owned firearms where the owners had run foul of the myriad rules and regs … like having fired brass in a car (illegal in WA) or unprimed brass not locked away in a safe (illegal in WA) or some projectiles on a shelf (illegal in WA) …

    “Every firearm we don’t know about is a problem”, (paraphrased) said the bitch. No, the problem is you pricks want to know about it!

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Which vintage ZK2A?

    2016. A good year, indeed.

  34. Snoopy

    Spooky

    Liberty Quote
    The world you are proposing is a libertarian fantasy land, where everyone has maximum freedom backed up with more personal firepower than the average Taliban terrorist.

    — Paul “m0nty” Montgomery

  35. Armadillo

    JC, get in here and tell us about your lunch dates with mOnster.

    Surely you raise this shit with him?

    Top topic – mOnster, what’s the go with your love affair with Somalians? What’s the go with your silence?

    And why are you such a pastey red haired beta male? Why can’t you play golf? It’s a fucking ball. Hit the fucking thing, you useless prick. And dress appropriately, not like a bagman.

    Slap. Slap. Slap. What’s the go with the Stalin love? You total fuckwit. Slap. Slap. Slap.

    You fucking imbecile. Kick, kick, kick.

    Now, that’s how a “lunch date” with mOnster should be conducted. Leave out the swearing and it would be “civil”. Or at the very least, acceptable to most right thinking people. Jesus excluded.

  36. Rockdoctor

    Look I have my reservations about these guys but if they want to have a protest better out in the open rather than martyr them attracting more disaffected Australians who have had enough of mass migration. My contacts in Asia think we are mad especially with the low bar of who we will let in & the kiddy gloves the Courts use with them when they become offenders.

    Is News Limited trying to drum up Antifa for as conflict? Hear say in parts passed off as news, comments from people in academia who are already on record saying Islamic extremism is not a big problem and emotive language that sets the article as opinion but from a basic run of the mill reporter who obviously pretty mediocre. Australian media plumbing new lows???

    https://www.news.com.au/national/the-new-extremist-threat-in-australia-rightwing-groups-who-have-asios-attention/news-story/44ae06be0aaa765c862fd6d20426fe9a

  37. Mindfree

    GWB pedo conspiracy theory – see Icke David as that is where a lot of this shit comes from including the Rothchilds influence over world affairs
    Corny stuff but this at least is promulgated by this fellow

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “Every firearm we don’t know about is a problem”, (paraphrased) said the bitch. No, the problem is you pricks want to know about it!

    Your thoughts on the following, please Bruce. Local cops go out to inspect a gun cabinet. It’s over in the machinery shed of a local farm – right next to the angle grinder, and the oxy acetylene rig.

  39. Armadillo

    The world you are proposing is a libertarian fantasy land, where everyone has maximum freedom backed up with more personal firepower than the average Taliban terrorist.

    The Taliban are “the state”, you imbecile. Same as ISIS. No freedom is involved. Nothing to do with individuals protecting their own “individual rights”. I suggest you look at the very reasons why Afghanistan has been a failure. “Law and Order” is a synonym for corruption and death.

    The joint should have been split into multiple “provinces/countries” as far back as 1945.

  40. mh

    I spotted some Disney hating upthread.

    Today I went to see the Disney animation Ralph Breaks The Internet. While watching I pondered on what Walt Disney would think of it if he really could be brought back from the dead. Ralph is an arcade game character who with his female friend travel the internet in search of an arcade game spare part to avoid the game being permanently switched off.
    Ralph ends up displaying his toxic masculinity by releasing a virus into an internet game after finding out that his female co adventurer does not want to return to her original arcade game with him because the new internet game is far more exciting. Ralph’s intention is to slow the game down and make it boring so that she will want to return.

    The internet virus targets Ralph and evolves into a monster virus in the image of Ralph.
    Ralph has to confront the “man in the mirror” after realising the errors of his ways – trying to hold back the female in his life who had moved on to more exciting things. Ralph ends up surviving a fall off of the giant Google building (I think) with the help of Disney favourite females like Elsa and Snow White.

    I could go on but you get the idea.

  41. Armadillo

    Ethnic groups stick together. Simple as that.

  42. Bruce in WA

    Your thoughts on the following, please Bruce. Local cops go out to inspect a gun cabinet. It’s over in the machinery shed of a local farm – right next to the angle grinder, and the oxy acetylene rig.

    Look, I know under our laws in WA you’ll be in sheep dip for having the tools there to open the safe. But FFS, as far as I’m concerned the minute someone breaks into your property they are 100% in the wrong … it should never have happened. Your possessions/home should be inviolate.

  43. Armadillo

    Victoristan is the bell wether for Australia’s future.

  44. Leigh Lowe

    Setka asks for “respect” and “privacy for his family”.
    That’s nice coming from a xunt whose favourite catch-phrases are “We know where you live” and “Hey! Who picks your kids up from xxxxxx Primary School.”
    Bananaby’s baby was a free for all.
    But just watch the MSM bury this and attack anyone who tries to delve into it.
    Because private family.

  45. BrettW

    If I remember correctly one of the Police officers Setka was convicted of assaulting was a woman.

    There was also his well publicised / filmed rant last year when he basically threatened the families of ABCC Inspectors just because they did their job. Naturally those families include women and children.

    His Twitter account also has a pic of him and some of his Union leader mates wearing the White Ribbon inspired T shirt with the words “I Swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women , this is my oath”.

    If he was in a disciplined organisation he would be subject to disciplinary charges related to bringing the organisation into disrepute.

    I hope the newspapers go to town on him and his Unions hypocrisy.

    LNP need to constantly emphasise this guys / Union influence over Labor politicians.

  46. Armadillo

    as far as I’m concerned the minute someone breaks into your property they are 100% in the wrong

    Dead set right.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    Zulu sounds like the sort of moron who would fine people for not locking their car.

  48. Memoryvault

    The joint should have been split into multiple “provinces/countries” as far back as 1945.

    I’m no history buff but haven’t assorted colonial powers being trying to subdue the place – unsuccessfully – on and off for the last couple of hundred years?

  49. Armadillo

    Neds Mum wouldn’t let him play with Setka.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ralph ends up displaying his toxic masculinity by releasing a virus into an internet game after finding out that his female co adventurer does not want to return to her original arcade game with him because the new internet game is far more exciting. Ralph’s intention is to slow the game down and make it boring so that she will want to return.

    It’s a very realistic depiction of the modern female psyche.
    “Ooh look something shiny!
    Bye bye responsibilities, bye bye! ”

    Notice how Ralph goes back to his job?

    Just a great guy that Ralph.

  51. Memoryvault

    Your possessions/home should be inviolate.

    That ship sailed decades ago.

  52. mh

    And Stimpy, notice how Ralph has to “break” something?

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu sounds like the sort of moron who would fine people for not locking their car.

    Go forth and multiply. Infidel Tiger. In spades.

  54. Some hatchet faced bitch in a police uniform in WA announcing police are going to focusing on gun owners who keep their guns under mattresses.

    I’m glad someone raised Women in Policing and Firearms.
    To make little girls want to grow up to be Police Officers, Qld Police a couple of years ago ran a series of very ‘reader-friendly’ profiles of lady Police Officers.

    Cats may find this profile to be of mild interest:
    1/. Yeah, she is hot.
    2/. This twiggy clone is the Officer-in-Charge of a one man ..er.. one-officer.. station in the “outback”.
    3/. There is no police presence in the district of a weekend, coz she is away in the next town chasing boys.
    4/. Of her Five workdays each week, One & a half or more are used up visiting remote cattle stations to audit their firearms.
    5/. In amongst the cover-girl photos on that profile is one where she is wearing pistol and taser… in church…. as you do.

  55. Infidel Tiger

    Take a holiday involving sex and travel, you knob jockey.

  56. Ooops.. the above post referred to this profile of a 5’2″ Qld Police lady officer.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Take a holiday involving sex and travel, you knob jockey.

    Assuming you are talking to me, I am. South Africa beckons. Send me a postcard from Bali, will you?

  58. Memoryvault

    Take a holiday involving sex and travel,

    I saw a video clip once, of a chick wearing nothing but shoes with stiletto heels, strutting up and down some guy’s back. Does that qualify as “sex and travel”?

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ooops.. the above post referred to this profile of a 5’2″ Qld Police lady officer.

    I’m remembering a teenage schoolgirl, dressed in her mother’s police uniform, who was trying to break a fight between two rival shearing teams in a Western Australian pub. Her technique of jumping up and down, and screeching “Stop this, stop it now” was not a success.

  60. Armadillo

    but haven’t assorted colonial powers being trying to subdue the place – unsuccessfully – on and off for the last couple of hundred years?

    Alexander the Great cut off a few heads after having his troops climb a mountain or something, IIRC. That was about the last successful attempt.

    Think of Afganistan as a petrol station manned by Indians. Everyone wants to make a profit. The Afghans don’t give a shit if the next petrol station is manned by Pakistanis, Americans or Russians. What matters is that they get “a take” of it. They are the ultimate customers. Give me money.

    However, weapons is the primary goal, for protection from the neighbours.

    Weapons mean power. Power means money.

  61. JC

    Rones

    Not for nothing but last night you were giving vicious amount of head to the Fault. Vicious.

  62. Bruce in WA

    That ship sailed decades ago.

    Yes, it did. My point is it fucking should NOT have!

  63. None

    Zulu sounds like the sort of moron who would fine people for not locking their car.

    you actually do get fined if you don’t lock a car here in South Australia and I believe that is thw case in most States.

  64. Bruce in WA

    All right, I’m going because I’m getting wound up and emotional and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that (again).

    So goodnight all, sleep tight and sweet dreams. (Now I’ll go back to arguing with the vacuous bitch on Facebook!)

  65. Not for nothing but last night you were giving vicious amount of head to the Fault

    Yet again JC brings up the topic of male-to-male fellatio.

    This is an event too regular to be a coincidence.

  66. JC

    Driller, go pour drinks you boofhead.

  67. Leigh Lowe

    Setka’s missus blew 0.28% after driving 300 kilometers.
    Good effort to get that far you crazy bitch.

  68. Anything you want to share with us JC? It is safe to tell us, you’re among friends here, we understand that certain proclivities cannot be suppressed forever.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    Assuming you are talking to me, I am. South Africa beckons

    Meeting anyone from the old platoon?

  70. Setka’s missus blew 0.28% after driving 300 kilometers.
    Good effort to get that far you crazy bitch.

    If that’s what she blew after three hours on the road, imagine what level she was at when she got into the car & reversed out of the driveway.

  71. Armadillo

    Good effort to get that far you crazy bitch.

    It’s pretty impressive. Stopped for a swig I’d imagine.

  72. None

    Rockdoctor this idea that ultra right groups are the big Boogeyman seems to be the same tactic that was tried in the US press. I am sure that there are some unsavoury ultra right types in Australia but I would say there are far more unsavoury ultra left and even more dangerous ultra Islamists. But of course it ultra left in the Ultra Islamists are terribly PC so we can’t criticize them.

  73. Memoryvault

    If that’s what she blew after three hours on the road, imagine what level she was at when she got into the car & reversed out of the driveway.

    You’re just guessing, Socrates.
    She may have got one of the kiddies to back the car out.

  74. JC

    Drills, what’s with the third person bullshit? You’re not persuading anyone with that third person crap. Man up and be direct. Talk to me directly, you, you Serena.

  75. Armadillo

    You ain’t going to blow 0.28 after driving 300km. I’m officially calling bullshit.

  76. None

    The Queensland lady officer quotes Micah 3:5 but omits that it’s “walk humbly BEFORE YOUR GOD.”

  77. Armadillo

    I’ve called it. No arguments. It’s bullshit.

  78. Memoryvault

    You ain’t going to blow 0.28 after driving 300km.

    You might, if you were constantly “topping up”.

  79. Armadillo

    She’s had a swig on the Whisky bottle before they pulled her up.

  80. Favourite part of the Q&A with the Qld eligible lady Police officer:

    Being a police officer has made me…
    Smarter, stronger, wiser, more diplomatic.

  81. Stimpson J. Cat

    And Stimpy, notice how Ralph has to “break” something?

    It’s really f$cking annoying.
    His name is Wreck It Ralph.

    Why would you call the the movie
    “Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet”
    instead of
    “Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Wrecks The Internet”?

    F$cking Morons.
    Why do I have to come up with all the good ideas?

  82. The Queensland lady officer quotes Micah 3:5 but omits that it’s “walk humbly BEFORE YOUR GOD.”

    None, thank you for that, I hadn’t picked up the reference.
    But….er… um… are you absolutely sure that is Micah 3:5 ?

  83. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t question a None about scripture Sal you idiot.
    It’s a bad habit.

  84. JC

    Greg Ip at the WSJ giving it to all those sad sack lefties.

    If you spent 2018 mainlining misery about global warming, inequality, toxic politics or other anxieties, I’m here to break your addiction with some good news: The world got better last year, and it is going to get even better this year.

    Poverty around the world is plummeting; half the world is now middle class; and illiteracy, disease and deadly violence are receding. These things don’t make headlines because they are gradual, relentless and unsurprising. That is why they are worth highlighting.The problems the world faces are far smaller than those it has already overcome and can be solved the same way: not by betting on miracles but by patiently applying knowledge and tools we already possess.

    For most of recorded history humanity lived on the brink of starvation. As recently as 1980 nearly half the world lived in “extreme poverty,” that is, consuming less than the basic necessities, which the World Bank values at $1.90 a day in 2011 dollars, adjusted for the differing costs of goods and services between countries. The proportion of people in extreme poverty was projected to fall to an estimated 8.6% last year and, given the correlation between growth and poverty, is almost certain to drop further this year.
    Got to Admit It’s Getting Better

    Read on.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-world-is-getting-quietly-relentlessly-better-11546430400

  85. Don’t question a None about scripture Sal you idiot.

    Advice ignored.
    Dr. Stimperella de Fonda’s opinion shall be trumped by the upcoming adjudication by Professor None.
    I asked that question of None for a reason.
    That reason is I’m keen to learn.

  86. JC

    That reason is I’m keen to learn.

    Drillsie, stop this nonsense about learning and just go pour drinks.

  87. Stimpson J. Cat

    Advice ignored.

    A None.
    Bad habit.

    Either my jokes are bad or you guys are f$cking sh$t at humor.

    This site needs diagrams I swear.

  88. Armadillo

    So, who pissed off Arky? I suspect it was you, Stimpy.

    You need to stop doing that shit. He’s probably having a cry. Shame on you.

  89. Memoryvault

    Either my jokes are bad or you guys are f$cking sh$t at humor.

    Your jokes are fine, Stimpy.
    Most Cats don’t “do” humour.
    It’s pretty-much a foreign language to them.
    You can forget ironing as well.
    Too many cheesemakers.

  90. Armadillo

    Either my jokes are bad

    Nailed it.

  91. So, who pissed off Arky? I suspect it was you, Stimpy.

    It’ll be okay after Stimpy draws a diagram for Arky.

  92. Memoryvault

    It’ll be okay after Stimpy draws a diagram for Arky.

    Unless Arky sees it as one of those inkblot psychology tests.

  93. Armadillo

    It’ll be okay after Stimpy draws a diagram for Arky.

    Of a “real” car? Couldn’t hurt.

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    So, who pissed off Arky? I suspect it was you, Stimpy.

    Why does everybody blame me when a Kiwi or a Woman or a Kiwi Woman cracks it?
    It’s very unfair.

  95. Armadillo

    It might help. Fuck knows what he was attempting to build before.

  96. Unless Arky sees it as one of those inkblot psychology tests.

    You’re right!
    The Stimpster could stand to polish up his diagram cartography just a tad.
    T’would prevent those misunderstandings, they can get quite messy.

  97. Memoryvault

    You’re right!

    I’m right?
    Sh1t, how did that happen?
    Apologies, everyone.
    I’ll try not to let it happen again.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Look I may be going over to Sydney at some point and I think I might have to stop by and give him some free counseling, yoga lessons, and a bonus interpretive dance I’ve been working on based around d his video series entitled “Still Car Dances In The Shed Towards Entropys Warm Embrace Twilight Rusting” .
    I will even push start his car for him.
    I guarantee he will feel much better after all of that.
    Anyone would.

  99. Armadillo

    Was he trying to build a car or a Kiwi woman? Now I’m confused.

    Something happened with ducks? Or maybe that was confused with something about screws. It might have been about a disabled woman? I recall wheels or something. Like a wheelchair.

    It will works itself out.

    If you see a disabled duck in a wheelchair pushed by a freakishly tall dude with an elongated neck wearing a death mask, know that Arky “lives”.

    If not, he’s probably dead.

  100. Memoryvault

    I guarantee he will feel much better after all of that.
    Anyone would.

    A worthy cause and I wish you luck with it, Stimpy.
    But now I’m tired; it’s late, and I have a warm bed and an even warmer wife waiting.
    Night all – see you on the morrow.

  101. Armadillo

    I will even push start his car for him.

    Bullshit. You say you will, but you won’t.

  102. Armadillo

    But now I’m tired; it’s late, and I have a warm bed and an even warmer wife waiting.

    I’m discounting that MV lives in NSW. Or QLD.

  103. struth

    Working with cops on an oversize load and they put us all on the bag in the morning.
    My old man blew over the limit.
    He hadn’t had a drink.
    Long story short we got the cop to blow in the bag and he also went over.
    Faulty machine.

  104. None

    My bad. Micah 6:8, Socrates. Thanks for the pick-up? Micah 3:5 was obviously on my brain for other reasons.

  105. Armadillo

    Sinc, please excuse my earlier pretend “smoting” of Rae. I apologise, but I was 100% right.

    It should have happened. The dude is an arsehat.

    But, the point is this. It wasn’t fair. Accordingly, I offer my boney body for an equivalent “smoting”.

    [Wish granted – SINC]

  106. None

    I like mh’s nuns better than Stimpy’s nuns.

  107. Armadillo

    [Arma has been smoted until he sobers up – SINC]

  108. Wow, Arma has been placed under “smoteyness” until Valentine’s Day!

  109. None

    ARMA makes more sense when he’s not sober.

  110. Oh come on

    Armadillo, you have a problem. Cut down the drinking.

  111. Top Ender

    THE Gunner Government has defended its decision to spend more than $63,000 on a promotional fence wrap and hoarding around an underground carpark being built at Parliament House. NT News.

    Car park is being built at a cost of $32 million. With the Darwin CBD looking like a ghost town.

  112. bespoke

    A police report shows that’s when Israel’s then-17-year-old son, Brett, was accused of participating in a sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas  High School. The case was investigated by Scot Peterson — the armed deputy who took cover while children and staff were shot last February. Using the Obama-era guidelines, Peterson’s recommendation helped his boss’s son receive just a three-day suspension.”

  113. Baldrick

    Cheers Tom. Lisa Benson wins today.

  114. Val

    Cohenite
    #2897139, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    In a more recent talk in Europe, Salby and Harde show that the theory of
    man-made climate change is falsified by real observations in the atmosphere,
    not faux observations that were concocted from tree rings, ice, dirt, and the like.
    They also show that IPCC reports are based on fundamental errors,
    which artificially exaggerate the human effect.
    Devastating

    https://youtu.be/rohF6K2avtY

  115. Memoryvault

    Thanks Tom.
    Great daily roundup, as usual.

  116. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    plastic straw ban skirmish

  117. Boambee John

    struth

    From Small Dead Animals (Canada).

    Calgary Herald;

    Organizers of a truck convoy to Ottawa to pressure the federal government to fast-track pipeline construction say the effort is snowballing.

    Proponents of pushing hundreds of trucks and other vehicles to Parliament Hill in February say a GoFundMe page and a recruitment effort are swelling the effect of the so-called Yellow Vest protest that’s expected to embark from Red Deer on Feb. 15.

    […]

    Several protest convoys of hundreds of vehicles have already trundled through Alberta venting anger over legal and political roadblocks facing the Trans Mountain and Energy East pipeline expansions.

    Organizers of the Convoy to Ottawa effort say they’ll harness that momentum and emotion for the countrywide trek that is expected to end with a rally on Parliament Hill sometime between Feb. 19 and 23.

    A “rally”? Fill the streets, park them and walk. Turn that city into a parking lot.

    Takes you back a bit?

  118. Boambee John

    Armadillo
    #2898033, posted on January 3, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    There’s actually 14 commandments, yes?

    No, that would be Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points to end WW I, of which Lloyd George commented that “Even the Good Lord only had ten”.

  119. P

    HAPPENING NOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Border Patrol Commissioner holds URGENT Press Briefing on the US Mexico Border Crisis. Golden State Times live stream.
    Live

  120. stackja

    ‘Collusion’ among terms on university’s ‘Banished Word List’

    In a move that might please President Trump, a Michigan university is saying no collusion.

    Lake Superior State University posted its 44th annual “Banished Word List” on Monday and included “collusion” along with words such as the “OTUS family of acronyms” (POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS), “litigate” and “most important election of our time.”

    “We all need to collude on getting rid of this word,” one contributor wrote.

    Some of the other words included, “yeet,” “thought leader,” “ghosting” and “wrap my head around.”

  121. Black Ball

    Hogg’s highest SAT score is 1270, and the average SAT score for admissions into Harvard is roughly 1480. Americans who ascribe to the ideology of meritocracy rightfully struggle with the idea that Hogg is able to meet Harvard requirements with a score approximately 200 points below the average acceptance score.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/david_hogg_goes_to_college.html

    The new affirmative action.

  122. THE Gunner Government has defended its decision to spend more than $63,000 on a promotional fence wrap and hoarding around an underground carpark being built at Parliament House. NT News.

    Car park is being built at a cost of $32 million. With the Darwin CBD looking like a ghost town.

    Top Ender, please correct me where I’m wrong, but isn’t the NT govt flat stony broke?
    As in, they blew all the dough, the Feds coughed enough for the Territory to get through a year – Gunner managed to blow the 12 months lifeline in under 6 months?

    And they now have no idea how they’re going to pay the cop’s salaries by the end of this month?

  123. Memoryvault

    Top Ender, please correct me where I’m wrong, but isn’t the NT govt flat stony broke?

    As I understand it Socrates, the NT govt isn’t “flat stony broke”.
    They were “flat stony broke” over a year ago, and now, after two (or maybe three) additional emergency gratis handout donations of millions of dollars by the Feds, they are hopelessly in debt and about to crash and burn totally, financially.

    Another sad example of a hopeless alcoholic having “just one more drink”.

  124. Boambee John

    Bruce in WA

    “Every firearm we don’t know about is a problem”, (paraphrased) said the bitch. No, the problem is you pricks want to know about it!

    Perhaps she should concentrate first on those using firearms in criminal actuvity, then look at the issue if spent brass when that problem is solved?

    Of course not, it is far easier and much safer to police the law-abiding citizen than chase actual, like, you know, violent criminals.

  125. Armadillo

    There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.

    – Aristotle.

  126. Top Ender

    Yes Socrates, MV is right.

    Story a while back was a whole lot of NT contractors have not been paid for over three months now.

    At present standing outside the Mission San Xavier south of Tucson, just north of Nogales, so the Nt does feel even more surreal than it might…

    Doubtless the next few months will be “interesting” in the Territory.

  127. Eyrie

    Self government for the NT and ACT is clearly a failure. Just have a few bureaucrats administer them.

  128. Snoopy

    The little Aussie battler is trading at just over 70c. We’re back, Baby!

  129. stackja

    Eyrie
    #2898197, posted on January 4, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Self government for the NT and ACT is clearly a failure. Just have a few bureaucrats administer them.

    More ALP ‘successes’

  130. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Just hearing on Television that Alice Springs had it’s hottest day ever.
    45 degrees.
    Funny, for years, tour drivers have been telling tourists the hottest temperature was 47 degrees.

    To this extent we can see the pure desperation now, of the man made Climate Change bureaucracies.

    Honestly, BoM should be looked into harder.

    There is no heatwave.
    There is an Australian summer.
    The temperatures have not been hot enough anywhere for long enough, (maybe around Mildura), from what I can see, and probably not even there as well.
    But claiming lower temperatures than previously recorded as record breaking tops and two days as a heatwave, constantly predicting higher temperatures than the resultant temperature, and calling a fart from a northern buffalo a tropical cyclone, etc, etc, etc, some raging conspiracy theorists may come to the conclusion the BoM has been politicised……………………………………no, surely not!

  131. areff

    Wanker Waleed notes in today’s Age that a few non-Muslims have taken to running people down, subtext being that it’s wrong to lay truckocide at the feet of Allah. Now that Nine runs what used to be Fairfax and Peter Costello presides over the board, why are the Age and SMH allowed to continue advertising their idiocy on a daily basis?

    No link because it only encourages them.

  132. stackja

    struth
    #2898201, posted on January 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

    BOM been acclimatised?

  133. struth

    Takes you back a bit?

    Yep, it does that.

    You know people are pissed off when the right starts protesting.

    But once the left get to a certain point, that won’t stop them.
    It will be met with force.
    As we see in France.
    A virtual media blackout on proceedings, arrests of leaders, …………………it’s too late for France, without a civil war.

  134. stackja

    areff
    #2898202, posted on January 4, 2019 at 9:11 am
    why are the Age and SMH allowed to continue advertising their idiocy on a daily basis?

    Circulation figures will tell that the end is nigh.

  135. struth

    The NT government needs a shutdown.
    Actually all Australian government could do with a shutdown.

    it’s not fair.
    We never get a shutdown here.
    They just pillage harder.

  136. Snoopy

    The spin:

    Tropical Cyclone Penny brews into category two system as it moves towards Queensland coast

    But it’s still moving away from the coast.

  137. MV, please read the final sentence of my post above…..

  138. C.L.

    Indeed, struth.
    Why can’t we have a government shutdown?
    America gets all the good stuff.
    I liked how Trump pointed out that most of the people affected were Democrats.
    Nobody else in the US appears to care or even notice.

  139. cohenite

    Val

    #2898170, posted on January 4, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Cohenite
    #2897139, posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    In a more recent talk in Europe, Salby and Harde show that the theory of
    man-made climate change is falsified by real observations in the atmosphere,
    not faux observations that were concocted from tree rings, ice, dirt, and the like.
    They also show that IPCC reports are based on fundamental errors,
    which artificially exaggerate the human effect.
    Devastating

    https://youtu.be/rohF6K2avtY

    Worth repeating; but I really like Salby and Ed Berry’s work proving human CO2 is NOT responsible for the increase in atmospheric CO2; that being the case, even if CO2 does control global temperature, which it doesn’t, humans are not responsible. That kills alarmism stone dead.

  140. Snoopy

    news.con.au

    Renewables have overtaken coal as Germany’s main source of energy for the first time last year, accounting for just over 40 per cent of electricity production, research shows.

    This statement seems rather, er, opaque?

    Germany was a net exporter of 45.6 TWh of power in 2018, mostly to the Netherlands, while importing big volumes from France.

  141. Old School Conservative

    To quote Instapundit, “This is my shocked face”
    The construction union’s industry super fund has been criticised for “using members’ money for its own interest” after a report showed it paid more than $7 million to unions in a sponsorship arrangement lacking in proper oversight and follow up. (The Oz)

    No one here would have ever predicted this. Ever.

  142. struth

    Indeed, struth.
    Why can’t we have a government shutdown?
    America gets all the good stuff.

    They’d still be on full pay, here in Hivisistan.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    So, who pissed off Arky? I suspect it was you, Stimpy

    Yis, ut was Stumpy who pussed off the Kiwi.
    He crecked the shuts end stormed off, slemming the door on hus way out.

  144. Memoryvault

    MV, please read the final sentence of my post above…..

    I wasn’t having a shot at you Socrates, or even disagreeing with you.
    I was trying to make a sad joke out of an even sadder situation.
    Obviously I failed. My apologies.

  145. hzhousewife

    Wanker Waleed notes in today’s Age that a few non-Muslims have taken to running people down,

    yeah but they ain’t yelling “allahu akbar” or similar when doing so.

  146. Top Ender

    Henry Ergas in the Oz:

    Lost in the shouting match over the partial shutdown of the US government were the striking findings of a study released late last year. The study, carried out by demographers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, concludes that the number of illegal migrants in the country has been greatly ­underestimated.

    The conventional wisdom sets that number at 11.3 million; according to the researchers, who applied more accurate estimation methods to recently released data, there are now at least 16.7 million, and more likely 22.1 million, illegal migrants in the US, up from barely 3.3 million in 1990.

    Those estimates imply that between 5 per cent and 7 per cent of the US population, 10 to 15 per cent of its labour force, and perhaps a quarter of its unskilled workers are in the country illegally.

    We’re about 50 miles north of the border in the States at present. Driving south to a Titan Missile Base Museum. Mrs TE is having a big chat with the lady driver of the Lexus (Uber) we’re in. Driver is anti-immigrant. Says “something has to be done.”

    Personally, my aim is to bring back a piece of the wall as a souvenir. Failing that, perhaps a small model wall?

  147. Obviously I failed. My apologies.

    I knew what you meant, I just wasn’t sure if you’d noticed I’d grasped the dire financial straits that dickhead Gunner has got the NT into.

    He’s never worked outdoors, and never worked in any manly NT style occupation (eg, drilling rig, stockman, roadbuilder, or even put on a khaki uniform and coshed a few coloured folk)
    He’s a soft cork.

    Heck, he wasn’t even up to lasting the distance for an NT law degree, and dipped out to get a Clayton’s Arts bachelor certificate or something.

  148. Hay Stockard

    Bruce in WA,
    Hey cuz. You got a smoke?

  149. JC

    Another sad example of a hopeless alcoholic having “just one more drink”.

    Rones is drinking in the morning now?

  150. Memoryvault

    Cheers, Socrates.
    Love your “soft cork” expression.
    Very apt for an Australian politician.

  151. BrettW

    Regarding Construction Union Super fund, CBUS

    I recently noted a large sign was put on top of the Tower of Power (ie. the new Qld Govt HQ in CBD by the river). The sign is for CBUS. I think the building had been up for 2/3 years before this happened. CBUS property built it. Strange but I don’t remember any strikes whilst it was being built. Must be some sort of record.

    Seems unusual for a Govt building to have such a sign. What about other capital cities ? Do they have such signs on Govt buildings.

    I note Setka is on leave. Earned annual or has he switched to DV leave ? Has he thrown out his White Ribbon T shirts etc yet ? Have the cops involved in his arrest or stopping his drink driving wife been commended or reprimanded yet. No doubt Dan Andrews going to be upset that the Police have forgotten their immunity deal with CMFEU.

  152. Mother Lode

    Hogg’s highest SAT score is 1270, and the average SAT score for admissions into Harvard is roughly 1480.

    Hogg is a tit, but he doesn’t need to achieve average score to get into Harvard, merely the minimum score.

    And if Harvard is going social justice enough to dilute its prestige with inferior candidates on the basis of blackbrown, then I would not be surprised to find that you had created political victimisation courses for the less intellectually endowed for the same reasons – to show Social Justice creds and have a more diverse alumni. To try to fit in to what they expect is the social climate of the future.

    I reckon they should do what we need to do and have two labels: one for their higher end and the other for products made by getting the employees to stand over the marc and pissing on it.

  153. Memoryvault

    Have the cops involved in his arrest or stopping his drink driving wife been commended or reprimanded yet. No doubt Dan Andrews going to be upset that the Police have forgotten their immunity deal with CMFEU.

    You are right, the coppers involved will probably end up transferred as Liaison Officers to Outer Patagonia, but ultimately it is Mrs Setka’s own fault. Like so many “modern” women, she insists on retaining her maiden name. The cops involved probably didn’t make the connection.

  154. mh

    Confused Nancy Pelosi botches Speaker speech: ‘I think I skipped a couple of pages. I’m not sure.’
    (1min mark)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vuonBaYqplM&time_continue=86

  155. Mother Lode

    I reckon they should do what we need to vineyards do and have two labels

  156. Infidel Tiger

    Trump has freed Matthew Charles.

    Magnificent.

  157. stackja

    Printco fraud: Jail for bookkeeper who dumped stolen cash at Crown Casino
    Paul Shapiro, Moorabbin Kingston Leader
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A shonky bookkeeper who gambled, dined and shopped away more than $1 million she fleeced from her Oakleigh South employer will spend the next four years behind bars.

    Debby Ragkeb last month pleaded guilty in the Victorian County Court to 10 charges of obtaining property by deception.

    Ragkeb’s crimes took place while she worked as the bookkeeper for real estate signage company Printco between September 2007 and September 2016.

  158. Roger

    After turning her first day in the House into a selfie-fest, bright young thing Alexandra Occasional-Cortex proclaimed that Democrat plans to require new spending to be offset with tax increases or budget cuts “terrible economics” and a “dark political manoeuvre”.

    It’s time to try Socialism again, people!

  159. JC

    Artie

    WTF is Mathew Charles?

  160. Infidel Tiger

    I should invent an algorithm that searches web pages and call it a large number.

  161. dopey

    ABC: India 4-303 at stumps on day two.
    So no runs to be scored today.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2898249, posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Artie

    WTF is Mathew Charles?

    He’s a guy with two first names, which is illegal in Tennessee.
    Got 20 years for it.

  163. John Constantine

    Indian television black bans Skull O’Keeffe by paying it’s own commentators to broadcast over the top of him.

    If you want to know who crickets New overlords are, look at who it is a crime to joke about.

    Destroy all those that disrespect the moneymen.

    Comrades.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    If you don’t think AOC is hot, watch the video of her in college dancing on a roof top.

    9/10 would bone.

  165. John Constantine

    Glen Maxwell gives up on Australia and locks in a million dollar a year career doing T20 competitions.

    Tweetercide.

  166. JC

    Dude, she’s not. Go to the spec shop and get a decent pair of Lindbergs as they will make you see better. To be frank this is one of the most disappointing things you’ve ever said. She’s bug eyed. She looks like one of those insects in the Scfi movie… Battlestar.

  167. Roger

    If you don’t think AOC is hot, watch the video of her in college dancing on a roof top.

    You mean this?

  168. H B Bear

    IT fails to apply the crazy/hot matrix adjustment.

  169. Roger

    If you want to know who crickets New overlords are, look at who it is a crime to joke about.

    They’ve been running the game for a while now.

    It’s the last nail in the coffin of the British empire.

  170. JC

    hzhousewife
    #2898256, posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The Matthew Charles story.

    Oh yea. Thanks. Recall now.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Kerry had to delete his twitter account this week because of Indian trolls attacking him and his family.

  172. Myrddin Seren

    And thus we see the next target of the diet Nazis will be – grandparents:

    Grandparents may be fuelling Britain’s childhood obesity crisis by indulging their grandchildren with snacks of sugary food and chocolates, a study has suggested

    B/S on steroids, but you can see the push to criminalise extended families and the old is on…

  173. JC

    She’s back along with the D’rats.

    PELOSI IN CONTROL…
    Constitution Considers Me President’s Equal…
    Won’t rule out indictment, impeachment…
    Confused Speaker botches speech…
    ‘I think I skipped a couple of pages. I’m not sure’…
    Freshman class not asking permission…
    Muslim representative to be sworn in on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran…

    This is going to be a fun two years.

  174. I suppose someone who on a near daily basis “accidentally” posts a reference to male-on-male fellatio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be “hot”.

    Hot she is, there’s no way she’d have got the votes, or be the de facto point-girl of the Dems if she wasn’t hotter than 10 pistols.

  175. Memoryvault

    You mean this?

    Roger, you do know posting that video carries the death penalty, don’t you?

  176. Infidel Tiger

    AOC will be prez in 2024.

  177. If you don’t think AOC is hot, watch the video of her in college dancing on a roof top.

    Just can’t wait for Elizabeth Warren’s copycat dancing video.

  178. Roger

    Roger, you do know posting that video carries the death penalty, don’t you?

    Too early in the morning for that sort of jape?

  179. JC

    Sox, don’t blame for me commenting on Ronery’s proclivities to suck blog dick. He’s a depraved drunk and you’re just as depraved for encouraging it. By the way how’s your other buddy, Laserjet860o, who steals other people’s work that you defended. You have the ethics of a small time loser criminal, Driller. Fuck off and go pour drinks.

  180. Memoryvault

    Just can’t wait for Elizabeth Warren’s copycat dancing video.

    You mean something like this?

  181. Roger

    You mean something like this?

    A timely reminder of the dangers of ingesting peyote.

  182. Snoopy

    Kerry had to delete his twitter account this week because of Indian trolls attacking him and his family.

    He should have left it up for posterity.

  183. C.L.

    Waleed notes in today’s Age that a few non-Muslims have taken to running people down …

    These are the things that bring joy to his heart.

  184. Memoryvault

    A timely reminder of the dangers of ingesting peyote.

    The last time I saw someone jigging about like that, they’d accidentally sat down on a bull ant’s nest.

  185. John Constantine

    Because of the money, we can never mention apartheid in Kashmir.

    Not on an Australian forum in 2019, and not because of a spaminator.

  186. Myrddin Seren

    PELOSI IN CONTROL…( * see below )

    Constitution Considers Me President’s Equal…
    Won’t rule out indictment, impeachment…

    From Sundance:

    As noted Pelosi creates new legal power of House Legal Counsel (Douglas Letter) to oppose U.S. Department of Justice; and spend, without limits, for outside legal representation to oppose legal position of DOJ on healthcare.

    In essence, Speaker Pelosi is setting up a secondary Legislative Branch department of justice specifically for use by House of Reps. to oppose the Executive Branch Dept. of Justice.

    Make what you will of the accuracy of the above assessment. At face value, the Democrats are setting up a parallel government.

    Won’t rule out indictment, impeachment…

    Would they go so far as to attempt to arrest Trump and Pence ?

    *Nancy in control….?

    Watch her in this video, I think the strange facial contortions and shuffling around are her mentally rehearsing her lines and trying to remember when it is her cue for the microphone.

    Still – never underestimate age and treachery over youth and enthusiasm – the old, rich, pale Gal is the House Speaker again.

  187. John Constantine

    Australia’s AOC does twerking.

    Poor fella my country.

  188. C.L.

    Whatever they’re accusing you of, they’re doing …
    Bernie Sanders presidential campaign was basically a grab-her-by-the-pussy-a-thon …
    Bernie apologises.
    Also at Ace’s link, a 2015 NYT article about a Sanders essay from 1972 in which he argued that all women secretly want to be r-aped.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greens’ heads are going to explode at full thermonuclear level:

    Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth by 40 percent (3 Jan)

    Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration that drastically suppresses their yield potential. Researchers from the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service report in the journal Science that crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.

    “We could feed up to 200 million additional people with the calories lost to photorespiration in the Midwestern U.S. each year,” said principal investigator Donald Ort, the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Science and Crop Sciences at Illinois’ Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. “Reclaiming even a portion of these calories across the world would go a long way to meeting the 21st Century’s rapidly expanding food demands—driven by population growth and more affluent high-calorie diets.”

    The team engineered three alternate routes to replace the circuitous native pathway. To optimize the new routes, they designed genetic constructs using different sets of promoters and genes, essentially creating a suite of unique roadmaps. They stress tested these roadmaps in 1,700 plants to winnow down the top performers.

    Over two years of replicated field studies, they found that these engineered plants developed faster, grew taller, and produced about 40 percent more biomass, most of which was found in 50-percent-larger stems.

    Well that does it for the global worming starvation meme. And the Malthus overpopulation myth. A 40% increase would feed 10 billion people without having to bring a single new hectare into agricultural production.

  190. C.L.

    At face value, the Democrats are setting up a parallel government.

    What do you mean, “setting” up?
    It has been set up for decades.

  191. JC

    Bruce

    What’s not to love about gerbiling.

  192. Australia’s AOC does twerking.
    Poor fella my country.

    At least the Clivester has made his own money for most of his life.
    Nor are his policies (motherhood statements actually) going to bring the country to it’s knees.
    Spot the difference with AOC?

  193. Snoopy

    A 40% increase would feed 10 billion people without having to bring a single new hectare into agricultural production.

    Forget people. How many prime steers and fat lambs would that be?

  194. JC

    He’s an unethical fat slob, driller. No wonder you’re attracted to him. As I said, you have the ethics of a small time loser criminal.

  195. thefrollickingmole

    Bruce of Newcastle

    Thats nearly another “green revolution”.

    Never forget the gan-greens wanted to cripple the last massive revolution in agriculture.

    Norman Borlaug

    “some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things”.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    Make what you will of the accuracy of the above assessment. At face value, the Democrats are setting up a parallel government.

    All western countries have permanent leftist governments: the public service.

  197. C.L.

    Papparazzi really are assholes. I’m surprised more of them aren’t assaulted.
    Here at the Daily Mail, the story told by the pictures is obvious. Photographer starts snapping pics of Nicole K and Keith Urban + their small children. He is obviously pissed off and sets out to interrogate the pap. The family eventually decides to pack up and leave. Photographing a man’s children on a beach is legitimate grounds for beating up the culprit.

  198. John Constantine

    The profitless boom in agricultural production has been looming for years, Bruce.

    Advances in the way plants operate are so close we can taste them.

    The Great clearances of the nomads of western china and central asia to make way for the property developer billionaires of the peoples liberation army to go cropping is going to be a multi billion dollar disruption to international grain trade, sooner rather than later.

    As we rewild Australias grain bowl.

    Importing our rations from the Tyrant Is Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  199. 38 degrees at 11.30 already. It’s going to be very hot.
    CFA want us to be in the fireshed for the arvo as we’re a strike team.
    MFB pay rates no doubt apply.

  200. stackja

    NEW DOCUMENTS NAME AMERICAN AS SOVIET SPY
    By Michael Dobbs
    March 6, 1996

    The new batch of intercepted cables was decrypted under the so-called Venona program. They describe the scope of Soviet intelligence activities in the United States during the period 1943 to 1945, citing more than 100 American agents and informants, including many whose identities have yet to be established. Agents who have been named so far by the NSA include former War Department official William Ullman, former intelligence officials Jay Joseph Julius and Jane Foster, Harold Glasser of the Treasury Department, George Silverman of the Air Force, Nathan Silvermaster of the Board of Economic Warfare, and Harry Dexter White of the Treasury Department.

    All these officials were named as Soviet agents by a former Soviet agent, Elizabeth Bentley, to the FBI and during hours of testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early 1950s. Most asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when questioned by Congress. White died of a heart attack a few days after denying that he was a Soviet agent.

    “The Venona documents should put an end to the argument about many of these cases,” said John Haynes, a historian at the Library of Congress who has written extensively about Soviet espionage activities in the United States. “This will be painful to many historians. Bentley has been mocked in many books as a blond spy queen. These documents support what she was saying.”

  201. Boambee John

    cohenite at 0925

    Worth repeating; but I really like Salby and Ed Berry’s work proving human CO2 is NOT responsible for the increase in atmospheric CO2; that being the case, even if CO2 does control global temperature, which it doesn’t, humans are not responsible. That kills alarmism stone dead.

    “The science” was only ever about getting a “narrative” started.

    This is, was, and always will be about a political campaign to gain absolute power. Every climate “scientist” could recant tomorrow, admit that it was all a fraud, and it would make no difference to the people running the power seizing campaign.

    It is a waste of effort pointing out the scientific falsities in CAGW. The only workable solution is a public scare campaign about fascists seeking to control the world for their own benefit.

    Unfortunately, that sounds too much like a conspiracy theory. In reality it is a conspiracy, not a theory. Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they are not out to get you!

  202. Papparazzi really are assholes. I’m surprised more of them aren’t assaulted.

    Elton John had a way of dealing with them. He’d charge at the nearest girl paparazzo, close up for a hug, then with her arms pinioned & her in too close to do anything, he’d lift her skirt above her waist.

    Flash bulbs would go off by the dozen as her comrades took advantage of the situation.

    It made ’em very wary of him.

  203. stackja

    C.L.
    #2898300, posted on January 4, 2019 at 11:32 am Papparazzi

    Papparazzi are funded by MSM.

  204. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2898299, posted on January 4, 2019 at 11:31 am
    Make what you will of the accuracy of the above assessment. At face value, the Democrats are setting up a parallel government.

    All western countries have permanent leftist governments: the public service.

    How many in the pay of ‘KGB’?

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    CFA want us to be in the fireshed for the arvo as we’re a strike team.

    I’m hanging round, hoping the phone doesn’t ring..

  206. JC

    Notwithstanding paps ethics, your version of upskirting is considered a serious assault, driller. No wonder you’d think it was an appropriate action. No ethics. Like a small time loser hood.

  207. MV:

    I’m no history buff but haven’t assorted colonial powers being trying to subdue the place – unsuccessfully – on and off for the last couple of hundred years?

    The Chinese will sort them out by blanketing Afghanistan with Tabun or Sarin.
    And if any drifts into Pakistan, they’ll just say “Ooops. ISIS shouldn’t be playing with that stuff.”

  208. Black Ball

    38 degrees at 11.30 already. It’s going to be very hot.
    CFA want us to be in the fireshed for the arvo as we’re a strike team.
    MFB pay rates no doubt apply.

    Hopefully your services won’t be called upon Gez. Was awoken around 6.30am to the fire siren. No reports of anything at this point.

  209. Memoryvault

    How many in the pay of ‘KGB’?

    Who needs the KGB when we have guys like Martin Parkinson and Hank Jongen running things?

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nein’s mid morning news in character.

    First story is da dreadful heat, otherwise known as summer. So dreadful is the heat I had a nice treadly ride at 10am, it was about 26 C. Perfect!

    Second story: a wet wymminse from the Liberal Party wants quota of wymminses for the Liberal Party. The Libs seem to be completely unaware that endlessly talking about wymminses quotas just makes them look like a bunch of immature fad-driven school kids with no noticeable ability to run an actual country.

    But the two stories do also show da Fairfax hordes are slowly percolating through the Nein newsroom. Kerry is making like a gyroscope in his grave.

  211. dover_beach

    Whatever they’re accusing you of, they’re doing …

    Indeed.

  212. Makka

    Just another reason to avoid the place;

    Qatar introduces 100 per cent ‘sin tax’, doubling price of alcohol overnight
    World Cup 2022 host Qatar has rolled out its ‘sin tax’, which has doubled the price of alcohol overnight.

  213. stackja

    Memoryvault
    #2898312, posted on January 4, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Evatt’s office staff and DEA? How many recruits not unmasked?

  214. stackja

    dover_beach
    #2898315, posted on January 4, 2019 at 11:55 am
    Whatever they’re accusing you of, they’re doing …

    Indeed.

    And MSM excuse doing.

  215. Myrddin Seren

    First story is da dreadful heat, otherwise known as summer.

    And has been mentioned elsewhere, Seven is the same. Probably Ten if I watched their news. And we can guarantee that TheirABC and TheirSBS will be in lockstep on ‘Angry Summer’.

    At this time, may we recall some years back when the BBC held a secret in-house seminar on reportage on Climate Change, and decided ‘the science was settled’ and no contrarian opinions would be given airtime ?

    Bishop Hill did a bit about it.

    My deep cynicism is that the constant, unrelenting across-the-board coverage about ‘raging heatwaves’ this summer is neither a coincidence nor just ‘clickbait’.

    Most if not all of the newsroom staff in TV and radio would be members of the union.

    The unions are applying maximum effort to get Labor elected, and thus fulfil the ACTU political objectives.

    I think you can safely assume relentlessly pounding the Proles with ‘hottest evah’ is to get them nicely alarmed and in those booths voting for ‘Electricity Bill’ to ‘Save the Planet…’.

    And once Bill is safely in The Lodge, then apply maximum pressure by the Media Party on Labor’s Left flank for 100% Renewballs.

    Comrades

  216. Myrddin Seren

    [email protected] ! Caught by the Bird Filter…again !!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    First story is da dreadful heat, otherwise known as summer.

    And has been mentioned elsewhere, Seven is the same. Probably Ten if I watched their news. And we can guarantee that TheirABC and TheirSBS will be in lockstep on ‘Angry Summer’.

    At this time, may we recall some years back when the BBC held a secret in-house seminar on reportage on Climate Change, and decided ‘the science was settled’ and no contrarian opinions would be given airtime ?

    Bishop Hill did a bit about it.

    My deep cynicism is that the constant, unrelenting across-the-board coverage about ‘raging heatwaves’ this summer is neither a coincidence nor just ‘clickbait’.

    Most if not all of the newsroom staff in TV and radio would be members of the union.

    The unions are applying maximum effort to get Labor elected, and thus fulfil the ACTU political objectives.

    I think you can safely assume relentlessly pounding the Proles with ‘hottest evah’ is to get them nicely alarmed and in those booths voting for ‘Electricity Bill’ to ‘Save the Planet…’.

    And once Bill is safely in The Lodge, then apply maximum pressure by the Media Party on Labor’s Left flank for 100% [email protected]

    Comrades

  217. mh

    Infidel Tiger
    #2898259, posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:39 am
    If you don’t think AOC is hot, watch the video of her in college dancing on a roof top.

    9/10 would bone.

    Except the young lady with great knockers in that video is not AOC.

    IT, you are in denial. AOC is as flat as an Australian Test pitch.

  218. Muddy

    Roger
    #2898264, posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:43 am

    If you don’t think AOC is hot, watch the video of her in college dancing on a roof top.

    You mean this?

    I fell for that. Obviously I need to change my medication.

  219. Roger

    Pure evil Roger.

    Shame.

    Mea culpa.

  220. C.L.

    You mean this?

    Disgusting.

  221. EvilElvis

    Honestly, BoM should be looked into harder.

    Yep. A lot of high temp forecasts in the mid to high 30s, I think one has got to within 4 degrees that I’ve been watching. It’s a fucking joke, but amazingly the women and retarded blokes lap it up. See the yearly downgrading of cyclone intensities, not officially, but by the bureau and media. Hang the lot.

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