Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

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  1. stackja

    Car flips and lands at the back of a truck at Evelyn St in Macquarie Fields
    Henry Lynch, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A car was left teetering in the back of a council truck yesterday following bizarre accident in Sydney’s southwest.

    A Holden Astra was being driven down Evelyn St in Macquarie Fields about 3pm when it hit a trailer ramp and flipped, landing in the back of a parked Campbelltown City Council truck.

    The car ended up on its roof, trapping the 38-year-old driver for a short time.

    A car flipped and landed in the back of a truck. Picture: TNV

  2. candy

    Chuck and Nancy
    lol. Trump knows how to create a funny image just with a few words.

  3. Rae

    candy, RUOK?

    The TV told me you were rejected at this morning’s meeting.

  4. Makka

    Rahaf Alqunun

    Western politicians couldn’t give a rats about her. All the stalling is waffle while awaiting the knowledge of the KSA response if they happen to offer asylum. No way will will they want to endanger all that Saudi “donation” money.

  5. Razor

    John Constantine @7.05am

    I lived in Gladstone for a number of years and still have strong ties there. If the smelter closes down that’s it for them. I get so angry that this is all about people sipping latte’s in the city feeling good about themselves. I’ve lived all over country Queensland and in recent years I’ve never seen a greater divide between the city and the country. I just cannot see where this will all end. The only thing I am sure of it will not be pretty.

  6. Zyconoclast

    Third warmest year on record.

    Global cooling?

  7. lotocoti

    Lawyers and activists are warning …

    Don’t try to save her life, someone might get hurt.

  8. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2902996, posted on January 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm
    Okay struth, I should have called this a long time ago, but you have passed the point where you are too stupid to argue with. Join the ranks of my dancing fish.

    Over the last couple of days your tap dancing around the reality of socialism has made you the principal (fish) dancer.

  9. Makka

    We have no control over them’: Sudanese leaders distance themselves from terrifying new African gang the Blood Drill Killers
    Sudanese leaders distanced themselves from gang called Blood Drill Killers
    Nyok Gor said he has had enough of young African-Australians abusing freedom
    The South Sudan Australia Peace Initiative coordinator condemned the group
    Victoria Police have linked the gang to numerous crimes across west Melbourne

    The African Protection Team throws in the towel?

    Anning says moslems and Sudanese should not be allowed to migrate here and ex-migrants committing violent offences should immediately lose their citizenship and be sent back, with their families.

    He’s absolutely correct.

  10. OldOzzie

    Please, TSA Workers, Don’t Come Back

    And take the rest of your federal colleagues with you.

    Understandably, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are no more enthusiastic about working when their paychecks are delayed than is anybody else on the planet. That’s why they’ve been calling-in sick in increased numbers—some to seek temporary work elsewhere in order to pay their bills—as the more-theater-than-reality “government shutdown” drags on. But, isn’t this an opportunity for us all? Given that the world is a better place when TSA employees and other government minions don’t do their jobs, and some are already seeking alternative employment, what a great opportunity to shut down their agencies, shrink the government, and make everybody’s lives a little better!

  11. Snoopy

    Peter Campion
    #2903100, posted on January 10, 2019 at 7:40 am
    Two weeks after “Cyclone Penny” began inflicting no damage anywhere,

    Not true, Peter. I have a mate in Lockhart River. His heavily laden pawpaw tree fell over. I have a photo.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    We have no control over them’: Sudanese leaders distance themselves from terrifying new African gang the Blood Drill Killers

    Does this mean that the Sudanese leaders will urge full co operation from the Sudanese community, with Vic Pol, in putting these little tossers behind bars?

  13. Myrddin Seren

    Holy Sh*t !

    Huawei is Exposed at The Epoch Times News Conference

    China’s all-encompassing system of video surveillance is literally called Skynet !!! ( 35 sec mark )

    ( Well that for sure ain’t going to end well ); and

    Local government websites announced Huawei joining some surveillance-and-control tech alliance which will roll the ChiCom Big Panda-brother surveillance state out to friendly regimes along the Belt-and-Road ( around the 2:00 mark ).

    Sadly, all is proceeding as we have foreseen here, Comrades. I think we can safely assume the roll out of the omnipresent surveillance state – let’s call it Triggs Net – will doubtless launch in B&R beach head Victoriastan.

    ( h/t SDA )

  14. Sudanese leaders distance themselves from terrifying new African gang …

    Fake news.
    There are no gangs in Viktoristan, just kids getting together for a bit of fun.

  15. OldOzzie

    Cut & Paste – Peta for PM? No, green Libs want renewables to thrive

    Peta for MP? Aaron Patrick, Australian Financial Review, January 6:

    Liberal Party officials are eager to recruit Ms (Peta) Credlin … (for the federal seat of Mallee in) Victoria.

    Peta for PM? Piers Morgan of ITV’s Good Morning Britain tweets, Dec­ember 31 last year:

    Just watched … (Peta Credlin on the Brexit deal.) Can we make this Aussie newsreader our Prime Minister with immediate effect?

    We need renewables to thrive. Oliver Yates, The Guardian, yesterday:

    The Liberal party is suffering an existential crisis … caused by inaction on climate change. (Nominating Peta Credlin for the seat of Mallee would split the party because she consistently calls for) the end of renewables. She doesn’t represent real liberal views … Australians … would prefer … renewable energy and a future we can survive and thrive in.

    Thriving. Nicole Hasham, Sydney Morning Herald, November 7, 2017:

    Ex-Macquarie banker Oliver Yates, chief executive of the government’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation until April … is the independent director of several emerging renewable energy companies.

    Thriving humungously. Tony Boyd, Australian Financial Review, Nov­ember 4, 2017:

    Macquarie Group see big dollars in renewable energy investment. When shares … (approached) the $100 mark … it was a sign of growing market confidence that … (Macquarie) would continue to prove adept at making humungous amounts of money. (Over six years its market value soared from $5 billion to $33.8bn, with $15bn invested in renewables and it signed) up consultants to open doors and secure new business (including) Oliver Yates .

    Real Liberal values? Ben Potter, Australian Financial Review, October 16, 2017:

    Oliver Yates and the former ACT (Labor) Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell … have set up Clean Energy Derivatives Corporation to raise $250 million to back contracts with wind farms and solar farms … The Victorian and Queensland (Labor) governments have announced about $3bn of reverse auctions for renewable energy … and the ACT (Labor-Greens government) is a long-estab­lished player … having kicked it off when Mr Corbell was chief minister.

    Offensive “Godfrey Elfwick”. Andrew Doyle, Spiked, July 25 last year:

    On the release of the film 12 Years a Slave … Elfwick (tweeted:) “Typical of Hollywood to cast a black actor in a stereotypical role as a slave … Why not 12 Years a Bank Manager?” … For some, the image of him on the Women’s March in a full burka and pink pussy hat was a step too far. Others were uncomfortable with his tweet: “I’ve been secretly putting hormone blockers in my nephew’s Dairylea Lunchables for the past few months. She’ll thank me for it in a few years, you mark my words” … (or his tweet:) “Two British white males at the head of this (Thai cave) rescue mission. Their privilege is staggering … I demand they be replaced with two differently abled transgender people of mixed race to offer those children a more empowering experience.”

    Ever helpful. Elfwick, Spectator USA, December 31 last year:

    New Year’s resolutions white cis men need to make for 2019 … Listen to women … then nod and say … “Please take a large annual percentage of my earnings from here on in, in reparation for the terrible wrongs my particularly toxic brand of white patriarchy has exposed you to.”

  16. Zyconoclast

    Nyok Gor said he has had enough of young African-Australians abusing freedom

    Committing crimes = abusing freedom

    Also note the use of the vague descriptor African rather than the specific Sudanese. To add to the dilution they also use Australian.

  17. calli

    Over the last couple of days your tap dancing around the reality of socialism has made you the principal (fish) dancer.

    Just consulted the Dance Name Generator.

    It came up with two:

    “The Sembler” and “The Swivel and Swerve”.

  18. Skynet

    A spelling mistake by the prescient.
    It is “Shynet”.

    Named after a totalitarian wonder.

  19. Anne

    @StormIsUponUs
    The French people are realizing they were lambs being led to slaughter. Globalist EU tyrants are now making it illegal to express dissatisfaction with the unelected ruling elite who’ve been mass importing guerrilla troops with orders to rape and terrorize.

    https://cloverchronicle.com/2019/01/09/france-moves-to-ban-all-protests-as-pm-announces-major-crackdown-on-yellow-vests/

    “Those who question our institutions will not have the last word,”
    – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

  20. John Constantine

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/cctv-cameras-chinese-spies-and-an-unusual-delegation-20181130-p50jd7.html

    The Tyrant for life of all the chicoms already owns melbournes security cameras.

    Wave to the peoples liberation army secret police when you do business in yarragrad.

    Which chairman of which mining company is having a meal with or walking into the offices of which corporate takeover lawyer/consultant/financier?.

    Which politician is walking into which brothel?

    Which political is staggering out of which club?.

    Selling the Tyrant our security camera network Is Our Strength.

  21. calli

    There are no gangs in Viktoristan, just kids getting together for a bit of fun.

    Friday night Youth Fellowship playing British Bulldog on St Kilda beach.

    Has to be.

  22. candy

    Things may be changing somewhat these days, that was over 30 years ago. Back then, average Saudi girls were little more than household slaves.

    Thanks, Makka.

    Despite all that I wonder if this girl giving up her whole family and life at 18 to go live in another country alone without support is the best thing and is someone encouraging her to do something so drastic, which may leave her alone and vulnerable somewhere. Where does her income come from then?

  23. Makka

    Where does her income come from then?

    Taxpayers? At least initially.

  24. stackja

    Melbourne’s inner suburbs the worst for anti-vaccination rates
    James Dowling, Herald Sun
    January 10, 2019 8:07am
    Subscriber only

    Inner-Melbourne parents are still shunning vaccines in alarming numbers, as new data reveals the CBD and surrounding suburbs have the lowest child immunisation rates.

    Overall, 95.4 per cent of Victorian children are fully vaccinated by the age of five, meeting the state government’s target of 95 per cent herd immunity.

    But the inner council areas of Melbourne (at 86 per cent), Yarra (91.5) and Port Phillip (91.94) lag ­behind. Stonnington Council — which includes the wealthy inner suburbs of Toorak, ­Malvern and South Yarra — was also below target at 92.4 per cent.

    Mount Alexander Shire Council, which takes in Castlemaine and surrounding towns, was one of the worst regional areas with just 92.86 per cent of children immunised.

  25. OldOzzie

    Streamlining a bloated sector is an uphill battle

    Adam Creighton

    No fewer than 15 superannuation groups and eight financial planning associations will be in the ears of the government and the opposition over the next week, trying to undermine various and many of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to streamline what’s become a bloated sector.

    The commission’s report into the $2.8 trillion super sector, focusing in particular on what to do about the majority of workers who don’t bother to pick a fund, offers a series of sensible ideas to make it work better.

    The centrepiece — to create an expert panel to pick the 10 “best” funds from which new workers will choose — faces an uphill battle, though. The status quo provides extraordinary rivers of gold to the finance sector and political power to the union movement, which dominates the appointment of directors at industry funds.

    A typical member’s balance would be $165,000 higher in retirement — or about seven years’ worth of Age Pension — were uninterested workers railroaded into better performing funds.

    The union-influenced Labor Party won’t want a bar of anything that could see industry funds lose their grip on so-called default contributions, which amount to about three-fifths of about $50 billion a year that flows into default funds. And the Coalition’s friends in funds management won’t want a system that could in effect remove what few bank-controlled retail funds, which tend to have higher fees, get from the other two-fifths.

    After more than 25 years of compulsory super, funds are still not obliged to clearly present their fees, making it next to impossible for people without financial training to understand what they are being charged. Most households spend more on super fees than gas and electricity combined.

    The idea of an expert panel has problems, too: the pressure on members to pick particular funds would be extraordinary, bestowing immense power on a group of people who would only be human at the end of the day. Perhaps a better idea is for workers’ money to be placed in no-frills cheaply run super funds administered by the Future Fund or the Reserve Bank, where the rights to manage the money could be auctioned off to fund managers around the world, ensuring low management fees.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun slipped in race for freedom

    Amanda Hodge
    Southeast Asia correspondent
    @hodgeamanda
    12:00AM January 10, 2019
    222 Comments

    Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was a critical step closer to freedom yesterday after the UNHCR declared her a refugee and the Australian government agreed to formally consider her bid for asylum.

    The announcement, and speculation by Thai authorities that she could be resettled within two days, sparked immediate celebrations among the Twitter support base for the 18-year-old, whose pleas for help over social media in recent days attracted international attention.

    By late last night, it appeared more likely the teen’s asylum bid would be granted amid rumours she had been to the Australian embassy in Bangkok, and after she tweeted a picture of herself smiling with the caption: “Hey, I’m happy.”

    Just days earlier, a ­potentially fatal mistake nearly brought her ­escape from an ­oppressive state and an allegedly violent ­father — a senior government official with two wives and 10 children, eight of them girls — to a disastrous end.

    Rahaf’s escape had been planned for months with the help of friends who had fled Saudi Arabia before her. She was to fly via Thailand to Australia, having obtained a tourist visa, and once here she intended to formally seek asylum.

    As the frightened teenager stole away from her family’s holiday hotel rooms in Kuwait after midnight last Saturday and caught a taxi to the international airport, friends in Canada, Sweden and Australia took turns to talk her through the ordeal.

    “Don’t be afraid, the freedom is really worth it,” they said. Most importantly, they warned, do not stop until you reach Australia.

    Rahaf had wanted to stop in Bangkok, breathe the air as a free woman — just for a day or so — before tackling the next big hurdle in Australia of seeking asylum.

    “We friends said ‘no, you cannot stay. It’s too dangerous’,” Shahad, a 19-year-old Saudi woman now based in Sweden after escaping her own family two years ago, told The Australian. “We say that to every woman who wants to skip Saudi. Rahaf chose Thailand because she believed there was no Saudi embassy there. She thought it was not a dangerous place.

    “We bought her a ticket to Australia from Thailand but she didn’t listen to us.”

    When an official in the Bangkok arrivals lounge offered to help Rahaf get a Thai visa she handed over her passport. An hour later he returned with more officials and told her she would be sent back to Kuwait, and that her father was “very angry”.

    “When she told us that, we knew the Saudi embassy would try to take her back,” Shahad said. “We decided to stay (online) with her in shifts, one going to sleep and the other two girls staying awake.”

    From the Oz.

  27. Zyconoclast

    Bezos divorce

    The couple decided to divorce after a long period of ”loving exploration” and trial separation…

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/amazon-founder-jeff-bezos-divorces-wife-mackenzie-bezos/10704374

  28. Zyconoclast

    A Victorian man has been charged over sending dozens of suspicious packages to consulates and embassies in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

    Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested the 48-year-old man at his home in Shepparton in northern Victoria last night.

    He has been charged with sending dangerous articles to be carried by a postal service.

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-10/suspicious-packages-sent-to-embassies-man-charged/10704622

  29. mh

    Has TC Penny crashed into the Qld Coast yet?

    The media have gone quiet. I hope everyone is safe from her fury.

  30. stackja

    mh
    #2903168, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:47 am
    Has TC Penny crashed into the Qld Coast yet?

    The media have gone quiet. I hope everyone is safe from her fury.

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland
    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
    Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL
    For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.
    Issued at 4:55 am Thursday, 10 January 2019.
    Locally heavy rain likely between Proserpine and Townsville, particularly with thunderstorms.
    Weather Situation: At 4am AEST Thursday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located inland, over the southern Herbert and Lower Burdekin. A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast during the next 24 hours and may produce areas of heavy rainfall.

  31. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    P
    #2902881, posted on January 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    I did once but cant see Rae switching to a completely opposite personality and maintain it. So I was wrong.

    I have always thought that Grigory/Rae had an older female relative who offered him some support here at the Cat. A Scottish lady in ‘Queensland ‘(Mrs. Mac?) was one who came and then went. Mrs P offers Rae quite substantial support at times here, the chirpy ‘good morning’ greeting etc. I have invited Mrs. P to recognize some of Rae’s failings here, but she has not taken up that invitation. Fair enough. Perhaps Grigory/Rae is her son or someone else she is close to.

    Mrs. P should now stand alone as a commenter here. Her considerable internet skills are a credit to a lady of her years and who are we to judge? Her long marriage and love of her dear husband (Norm?), her Christianity, and her memories of bygone days in a long-lost Kogarah all do her proud. Walgett, apparently, not so much, but we can all fail our geography tests sometimes. I am happy to engage with the core of reality that I sense in Mrs. P. May she grant me the same benefit, which Grigs never did. 😉

  32. Jon Faine’s holiday replacement for ABC radio across Victoria is an obnoxious piece of work. My wife, who is tolerant to most, said she is politically biased, condescending, patronising and wrong or ignorant on many issues.
    Who is it?
    None other than Meshel Laurie, from the Project.
    A true oracle of far left stupidity.

  33. stackja

    Topless women’s Sydney protest for refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun
    The Daily Telegraph
    29 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A group of topless women have protested in Martin Place for a Saudi woman who fled her family with the goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a UN agency granted her refugee status.

    The Australian government said it was considering Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun for refugee resettlement, in a case that has advanced rapidly since the weekend when the 18-year-old barricaded herself in an airport hotel in Thailand and publicised her case on social media.

    Four women — who only wore jeans — shocked bystanders after holding large signs which said “Let her in” and “Rahaf sisterhood hero.”

    “We’re here to support her and we want to bring her to Australia and we want to be here to kind of show our support for her,” one protester said in a Facebook video.

  34. Ok mOnty, why is it that when Hitler (another self-identified socialist) says the same things (almost word-for-word), it’s ‘Bullshit’. But when a nebulous (modern) German local rag supposedly quotes the supposedly socialist Professors Junkers, it becomes Gospel?

    Did Junkers give his factory to his workers? No.
    Did they work for him on an equal share of the profits? I doubt it.

    Professor Junkers version of socialism actually smells remarkably like that of Hitler!

    So according to mole Junkers is now Hitler, as well as Churchill.

    Before I waste anymore time trying to get you to see the light, have you done the reading I asked you to do yesterday? You know, about planned economy’s and the requirement control the means of production to service them? Hint: 4 year plans – 1934-37 and 1936-38. Perhaps Hitler saw what a bun fight the Soviets made of it and realised that in order to service his centralised economic plans, it was better to leave knowledgable people in their positions (as long as they did exactly as they were told). Surely makes more sense than arbitrarily replacing them with unions reps who only know the EBA backwards.

    This is a blog, not a university course, so you don’t get to set homework. Hitler was preparing for war so he implemented a war economy with central planning guiding key parts of a capitalist system… just like Churchill did, and to a lesser extent Roosevelt and Curtin. Unless you are prepared to say that the leaders of the Allies were communists, you’re not going to get very far with that talking point.

    P.S. Those platitudes supposedly from his diary are not socialist screed…. In fact, they are just good leadership concepts to get the most from your people and get the work complete. They can be found in any number of civilian or military leadership books.

    Peter Drucker and Anthony Robbins are Hitler as well? I’m learning!

  35. JC

    The sickly sounding Bezos announcement wasn’t half PR’ed.

  36. mh

    The femmos are looking increasingly unhinged.

    Topless protestors pic:

    https://goo.gl/images/KMKPW3

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “We’re here to support her and we want to bring her to Australia and we want to be here to kind of show our support for her,” one protester said in a Facebook video.

    Guaranteeing that she will never be a cost to the Australian taxpayer would be a great start.

  38. cohenite

    Oliver yates, the conservative appointee to CEFC who dishes out billions in subsidies every year for ruinables:

    Experienced Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong business development professional focused on growth and change for businesses that understand the need to operate their business with the science consistent of maintaining climate change to below 2 degrees.

    Oliver has a very punchable face. Other quotes from oliver:

    When certain Liberals start on again with “coal is good for humanity” just remember what Oxfam who represents the poor actually thinks. “More coal equals more poverty”.

  39. A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed. He stormed out of a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, defeated and depressed. He is so low energy. Sad!

  40. Peter Campion

    For off-roading Cats, this has potential…

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/08/hyundai-elevate-ev-walking-car-official/

    It just needs a turbo-diesel to replace the silly batteries.

  41. Boambee John

    calli at 0934

    I prefer the “Swivel and Swerve”. It reflects the actions more realistically!

  42. Rae

    I have invited Mrs. P to recognize some of Rae’s failings

    Care to enlighten me on what my “failings” are, Hun?

  43. calli

    Hitler = Bad Man (killed lots of people)

    Stalin = Bad Man (killed lots of people)

    Hitler (had he got National Socialism right) = Good Man (no one killed plus Nazi Utopia achieved)

    Stalin (had he got Garden Variety Socialism right) = Good Man (no one killed plus Socialist Utopia achieved)

    Have I got my sums right?

  44. calli

    If I had to talk to Chuck and Nancy I’d be depressed too.

  45. show our support for her,” one protester said

    Those ladies should seek medical advice.
    They have strange pixels growing on their nipples.

  46. cohenite

    A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed. He stormed out of a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, defeated and depressed. He is so low energy. Sad!

    Are you the troll who is dying or is it the creep who says

    hun

    .

  47. candy

    Chuck and Nancy look pretty senior. Especially Nancy, strange staring eyes, slight dementia setting in? That glazed look some more senior people get at times.

  48. Rae

    He stormed out of a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, defeated and depressed.

    An old man in a coat offering them candy. The outcome is no surprise.

    candy, RUOK?

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Bezos is a horrible human being. His wife sounds just as awful.

    We must all pray that amazon folds soon too.

  50. calli

    Nothing says support for an apostate hijabi like a topless demmo.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    The future is local, artisan and intimate.

    Buying cheap shit from warehouses is immoral.

  52. Peter Campion

    Today’s letters submission to several papers… (H/t to Cats who’ll recognise their memes.)

    The Editor

    If all your forebears for several generations were Australian-born then your family has invested heavily in Australia’s infrastructure.

    Your forebears would have a reasonable expectation that you’ll use infrastructure at least as good as they had and hopefully better.

    But that’s not what’s happening anymore. Instead there is ever increasing congestion on roads and highways, in schools, hospitals, airports, etcetera.

    This is happening because of mass immigration without commensurate contribution to infrastructure.

    The amenity of our existing infrastructure has been sold to newcomers for cents in the dollar on what our forebears paid for it on our behalf.

    Mass immigration was imposed on us to prop up the illusion of “growth”- that’s the “Gross” in “Gross Domestic Product”.

    “Growth” is demanded by populist politicians terrified of “recession” during their terms. Natural recessionary cycles are avoided at literally any cost.

    Mass immigration is only viable if each new arrival makes a cash contribution for infrastructure upgrades, equivalent to their share of the national infrastructure value.

    That figure would be several hundred thousand dollars per person, with the added advantage that successful migrants are less likely to languish on welfare.

    Populist politicians are only viable if they refrain from inflicting economic damage and reduced quality of life on their electors.

    By this measure, almost all of our existing elected representatives aren’t worthy of re-election.

    Populist political parties have inflicted this mess on us. Party hacks can only represent those parties – not us.

    We can only get meaningful representation by voting for fully independent candidates.

    (252 words)
    Peter Campiom

    I heard from a mate in a news-room that two journos were laughing about someone who’d posted on their paper’s stalkbook page that H1tl3r was a socialist. They knew he was far right, duh!

    We have a long battle ahead, Cats. My version of practical relaxivism is to try to educate, or at least de-program, journos on letters desks.

  53. The future is local, artisan and intimate.

    Buying cheap shit from warehouses is immoral.

    What are you IT, a commie? Luxuriate in the glory of late capitalism.

  54. Nelson Kidd-Players

    The above link to the protest only led me to the News paywall page, making it hard to judge on whether support would have been beneficial.

  55. candy

    The future is local, artisan and intimate.

    For the well off, sure. For a lot of other folk its the warehouse stuff and Gumtree.

  56. Mater

    I’m learning!

    No, you’re not.

  57. #2903179, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:09 am
    A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed. He stormed out of a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, defeated and depressed. He is so low energy. Sad!

    Trump win hands down.
    He quit the meeting first in order to hang a dead cat No Deal around Pelosi’s neck.
    Those twits walked straight into it. Trump knew they would not negotiate.
    Schumer and Pelosi now have to explain why they won’t give any ground. They also will frustrate many US voters who think that a President that was given a clear mandate for building a wall is being stymied by a Democrats who seem to think they are in power without winning.

  58. Snoopy

    There was terrible damage, Snoop, but you can’t dampen the Aussie spirit.

    There is a huge financial incentive for local governments to play up damage from natural disasters. Rivers of gold flow from the Commonwealth government’s Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

    All over Australia a ‘named event’ is a windfall.

  59. Boambee John

    Left fascist at 1004

    Peter Drucker and Anthony Robbins are Hitler as well? I’m learning!

    I very much doubt the veracity of the bolded words in his case.

    There are some things beyond human capability. The left fascist learning anything is one of those.

  60. mh

    If I had to talk to Chuck and Nancy I’d be depressed too.

    Must be like having a meeting with Nurse Ratched.

  61. calli

    I prefer my SA Shiraz with a few food miles on it.

    Everything else I can fashion from string and paperclips.

  62. C.L.

    How they roll:

    CBS caught Trump in a lie. Hilarity ensues.

    CBS decided to help Democrats by fact-checking in real time President Trump’s address on the need for a wall.

    CBS reported, “Fact check: Number of women sexually assaulted on trip to border.

    “CLAIM: The president claimed one in three women have been sexually assaulted traveling to the border.

    “FACT CHECK: Between 60 percent and 80 percent of female migrants traveling through Mexico are raped along the way, Amnesty International estimates.”

    Hilarious. Who is in charge? Ralph Wiggums?

    Thanks for making the president’s point.

    The network later scrubbed that from its fact-check.

  63. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re identities: someone on this thread asked me why Hairy did not appear on this site to speak for himself. Those Cats who have met us (there are at least fifteen) know that this extremely private ex-corporate warrior, toe-cutter, and senior management academic Herr Professor Dr. Hairy Ape is real (a little less head-hairy and less Irish-accented these days, although he’s hairy enough in body and spirit; and for various reasons Ireland will always be in his soul when in his cups). We decided ten years ago now to leave the Cat to me; not room enough for both of us here. Note too there is no contribution from Tinta’s Sundowner nor Calli’s Beloved nor Helen’s Captain. It’s a wives’ club!! Welcome as well to Mrs. P. (sorry, a bit below the belt to call your husband ‘Norm’, but I couldn’t remember if you named him).

    It seems that happily shacked-up Kittehs sometimes like to claim their own space, to review domesticity in peace while solving on this august site all of the world’s ills with like-minded others. The men too speak for themselves, absent wives, although we do hear about their good ladies at times. Equalidy.

    Hairy was running a temperature last night and I am worried about him again. Intend to call the specialist today as soon as Hairy wakes, to discuss this. Haven’t the heart to disturb his sleep yet.

  64. They also will frustrate many US voters who think that a President that was given a clear mandate for building a wall is being stymied by a Democrats who seem to think they are in power without winning.

    He lost the popular vote by three million. Also, he just got trounced in the mid-terms. Even Rasmussen has him down five points in netsat, with the average into double figures. He has no mandate to do anything.

  65. C.L.

    THIRD black rent boy comes forward, says Hillary Clinton lieutenant tried to kill him too.

  66. Snoopy

    Did a major Trump donor murder a black rent boy yesterday? If it did happen the MSM would ignore it for sure. Monty, what’s the chatter on lefty blogs?

  67. Infidel Tiger

    What are you IT, a commie? Luxuriate in the glory of late capitalism.

    I reject corporatism. It is destroying everything.

  68. JC

    Corporations are fine, artie. Stop state meddling.

  69. Infidel Tiger

    One of the first things we can all do is to ban the purchase of all plain brand/home brand items from the supermarkets.

    How these products are legal I will never know.

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We both watched Trump’s speech at pm our time yesterday, on Fox news. Pelosi and her lapdog responded with the usual hand-wringing Democrat stuff, which was ripped apart on Fox, where numerous presenters mentioned that both Bush and Obama had been readily voted money by the Dems in the past for physical barrier border protection. The Dems are on a ‘get Trump’ roll, so they think, re this lack of funding for some public sector workers. Trump’s speech, as others here thought, was very direct, Presidential, and believable; very good indeed. Yet the Democrats were recently voted the House. Hard to fathom that.

    Trust the ABC and the wrecking-media to be luke-warm at best.
    The Wall, probably of steel, needs to be built, and soon. Trump MUST hold his ground on this.

  71. C.L.

    Also, he just got trounced in the mid-terms.

    Fact check (Washington Post):

    Historically speaking, Democrats delivered a thoroughly average result in their first round as Trump’s opposition. Going all the way back to the Civil War, there were only two instances when a new party seized the presidency but didn’t lose seats in the House during their first midterm elections: Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934 (during the Great Depression), and President George W. Bush in 2002 (in the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks). Even including these outliers, the average attrition during a party’s inaugural midterms is 35 House seats; excluding these two exceptions, the average loss is 41. Regardless of which number we run with, Trump could end up performing better than average in preserving his party’s influence in the House. He performed much better than his last two Democratic predecessors: Bill Clinton lost control of both chambers in the 1994 midterm elections. Barack Obama saw historic losses in the House in 2010, and lost seats in the Senate as well — the most sweeping congressional reversal in 62 years.

    Yet, not only did Trump suffer far less attrition than Obama or Clinton in the House, his party will gain in the Senate.

    Trump smashed it in the midterms – to a degree almost without precedent in US history.

  72. calli

    Trending now:

    #believeallrentboys

  73. Infidel Tiger

    JC I know English is your second language and you are a bankster who lays awake each night shitting yourself that the yellow vests are coming, but please try to keep up.

    Corporatism, not corporations. The control of our society by large unelected and unaccountable corporations is destroying all.

  74. JC

    Plain/home brands are made by the likes of Proctor and Gamble anyway. Why the hell do you care about brands?

    FFS, you’re slowly morphing into Bane.

  75. candy

    Hairy was running a temperature last night and I am worried about him again. Intend to call the specialist today as soon as Hairy wakes, to discuss this. Haven’t the heart to disturb his sleep yet.

    You need to take care of yourself too Lizzie. Stress has a way of being a little debilitating. Also your family troubles with your young relative last year, stress gets added etc. Eat healthy and exercise some.

  76. Hillary Clinton lieutenant

    LOL.

    Ed Buck donations to Clinton: $2,750.

    Steve Wynn donations to Republican committees: $1,317,000.

  77. calli

    Good stuff on the speed dating, areff. I wonder why Lola comes to mind.

  78. Infidel Tiger

    I prefer my SA Shiraz with a few food miles on it.

    That’s fine. Just make sure you buy your wine from a family owned producer and from an independent liquor store.

    This is basic stuff.

  79. Trump smashed it in the midterms – to a degree almost without precedent in US history.

    He lost by eight points, LOL.

  80. JC

    Oh okay , corporatism then.

    I’m which ya as they say in Queens.

  81. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He has no mandate to do anything.

    He holds the Senate and he won the Presidency fair and square.
    That’s all the mandate he needs.
    Pelosi and her lapdog actually voted previously in favour of a barrier wall.
    Clearly, this matter is politicised to hell. The emergency issue itself is not on their agenda.
    The Dems are totally captured by Trump Derangement Syndrome.
    It shows them up, as do their supporters, for the childish thinkers that they are.

  82. calli

    I buy mine from the winemaker, IT.

    It doesn’t get more basic than that.

  83. Top Ender

    The argument about Hitler being a socialist is too difficult for most.

    Better is:
    – socialists are all about total government control of everything
    – Hitler wanted to control everything
    – therefore Hitler was a socialist
    – and so were Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao

    Simplistic but effective.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Plain/home brands are made by the likes of Proctor and Gamble anyway. Why the hell do you care about brands?

    Free riders on other brands IP.

    It’s a disgrace. Have you ever wondered how they can sell things that look almost identical to the name brand with no consequences?

    Would not be tolerated in any other field.

  85. Old School Conservative

    Rahaf had wanted to stop in Bangkok, breathe the air as a free woman

    For a frightened teenager whose escape has been planned for months and is going through such an ordeal, ignoring the plan so cavalierly gives rise to my suspicion. Her friends called the move dangerous.
    All is not as reported.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    I buy mine from the winemaker, IT.

    It doesn’t get more basic than that.

    Perfect. The future for commerce is local and intimate.

  87. Boambee John

    Is m0nty an NPC controlled by the DNC?

  88. calli

    The string and paperclips are a problem though. Made in China.

    I knew a family who’d made their fortune from staples. Couldn’t compete, closed up shop, sold the factory and lived richly on the considerable proceeds. Business is not a charity, no matter how much you want to employ the locals.

  89. Pete of Perth

    For those thinking about easy money down at the sperm bank. I present $40 a pop

  90. Tel

    Corporations are fine, artie. Stop state meddling.

    The modern corporate structure is absolutely terrible.

    Limited liability is your first problem, then you have CEO’s who are merely employees, have no personal investment in the company and see their employment as an opportunity for short term gain. The typical shareholders (i.e. the owners) are three layers removed from any control of the corporation itself … all they can do is sell their shares to some other sucker. Thus, we have entirely defeated the whole “sense of ownership” where the owner makes the decisions and accepts personal responsibility for gains or losses resulting.

    Super funds make it even worse! Now the owner (super fund members) are four layers removed from the day to day operation of the corporation and the fund members don’t even get a vote (they can move to a different fund, but the others won’t give them a vote either). The super fund itself just throws the votes back to the incumbent which even further removes any sense of responsibility to the shareholders.

    Index funds make it worse again! Now you have members owning units of super funds buying index funds buying shares. Shit… if that’s not central planning then I don’t know what is. All of the above should be abolished. Go back to the nation of shopkeepers that once defeated Napoleon.

  91. C.L.

    Regardless of which number we run with, Trump could end up performing better than average in preserving his party’s influence in the House. He performed much better than his last two Democratic predecessors: Bill Clinton lost control of both chambers in the 1994 midterm elections. Barack Obama saw historic losses in the House in 2010, and lost seats in the Senate as well — the most sweeping congressional reversal in 62 years.

    Obama remains the biggest and most unpopular midterm loser since the Bing Crosby era.

  92. cohenite

    He lost the popular vote by three million. Also, he just got trounced in the mid-terms. Even Rasmussen has him down five points in netsat, with the average into double figures. He has no mandate to do anything.

    Fuck off and die troll.

  93. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ted Cruz
    @tedcruz
    Pretty cool: A good friend is studying in Yeshiva in Israel. His rabbi told him he liked my beard, elaborating “It gives Cruz a Talmudic & Rabbinic look & presence that will put the fear of the Lord into Israel’s enemies & promote Middle East peace.” Wow. Perhaps a bit much….

  94. mh

    Monty still clutching to his term ‘popular vote’ and polls. Sad.

    I expect he is still in denial about donut eating, too.

  95. Old School Conservative

    Would someone tell that crazy cat lady who posts as M0nty that winning the Electoral College gives PDJT the mandate to be Head of State, Head of Government of the USA and direct the Executive branch of the federal government.
    Oh…..and CIC.

    Your left wing talking points don’t resonate here M0nty. The only thing you are achieving is allowing your ideological opponents an opportunity to hone their anti-left arguments.

  96. Top Ender

    So in essence, socialists want maximum government control of everything.

    Freedom lovers like Cats want maximum freedom of the individual.

    Personally I like small business, and small government.

  97. Would someone tell that crazy cat lady who posts as M0nty that winning the Electoral College gives PDJT the mandate to be Head of State, Head of Government of the USA and direct the Executive branch of the federal government.
    Oh…..and CIC.

    Correct. And being House Speaker gives Pelosi the mandate to tell him to pound sand.

  98. calli

    Tel gets it.

    Yep. Once young people aspired to owning their own business.

    Now they aspire to working for the gubbermint. And when they get those gubbermint jobs, my how they despise the business owners.

    There just isn’t enough red tape in the world to satisfy them.

  99. It is hilarious that after six years of McConnell obstructionism, not to mention two years of full Congressional control where the Republicans did pretty much bugger all, NOW you lot suddenly rediscover the concept of a mandate.

    If the wall was so important, why didn’t McConnell and Ryan pass bills to fund it?

  100. candy

    We think it cute how IT has now decided to carve his next smartphone from wood instead of relying on “corporatism”.

    It’s kind of like if a person is attracted to decreasing emissions idea due to global warming. They need to be an activist for getting rid of phones, computers, electronic stuff. You know if they carry a phone and drive a car, eat a mountain of food, they are simply not serious about it.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    And being House Speaker gives Pelosi the mandate to tell him to pound sand.

    I just knew she and Chuck were cactus!
    Amazing resemblance, especially the hair on the Nancy one.

    (linky)

  102. mh

    One in the eye for the globalists:

    BRASILIA: Brazil has pulled out of a United Nations pact on dealing with rising migration, joining the United States and a growing number of countries in rejecting the agreement, a Brazilian diplomat with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday…

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/brazil-quits-un-migration-pact–will-still-take-in-venezuelan-refugees—source-11100828

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark! We think it cute how IT has now decided to carve his next smartphone from wood instead of relying on “corporatism”.

    Infi is very retro, we all know that already.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    Hark! We think it cute how IT has now decided to carve his next smartphone from wood instead of relying on “corporatism”.

    You’re not smart enough to be involved in this conversation. Go play with your dolls.

  105. Old School Conservative

    The only mandate M0nty is interested in is his next man date.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    Corporatism:

    Apple has stores in Riyadh.

    Apple refuses to do any business in states with transgender bathroom bans.

  107. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky
    New Politico/Morning Consult poll:
    Withdrawal from Syria – 49% support, 33% oppose
    Drawdown from Afghanistan – 56% support, 27% oppose
    The border wall: 44% support building the wall, 47% oppose

    (link: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000168-2f50-db11-ab7d-3ff974f40000) politico.com/f/?id=00000168…
    10:21 PM · Jan 9, 2019

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    He lost the popular vote by three million.

    Of which six million were illegal votes.
    Ask Orange County voters what they think of such things.
    Oops, that first link is about the 2008 election.
    Which suggests the number of illegal votes in 2016 was much higher.

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop annoying the economic units IT.

  110. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2903248, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:55 am
    Would someone tell that crazy cat lady who posts as M0nty that winning the Electoral College gives PDJT the mandate to be Head of State, Head of Government of the USA and direct the Executive branch of the federal government.
    Oh…..and CIC.

    Correct. And being House Speaker gives Pelosi the mandate to tell him to pound sand.

    And, to borrow a phrase from someone much admired by our pet left fascist, Trump “has a pen and a telephone”. And precedents he can throw back in the faces of Chucky and Nancy girl.

  111. Old School Conservative

    Now they aspire to working for the gubbermint

    …and camouflage their motives with “to make a difference”.

  112. Infidel Tiger

    Stop annoying the economic units IT.

    Our economy has a terrible national anthem.

  113. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also your family troubles with your young relative last year

    Make that ‘relative’ into a plural, Candy, there is more than one of them. 🙂

    Thankfully, I handle stress quite well. I think. I’ve been on a couple of minor shopping binges, which are probably deflected stress. I have no idea, for instance, why I thought I needed a Royal Albert fin de siecle gold rimmed display cup and some William Morris patterned mugs (aesthetic pleasure, maybe?). I’d like free time to write though, other than here, for I find writing very therapeutic. Sadly, knocking out a few words on the Cat is about all I can cope with lately. We are still holding fast to prior arrangement of a lunch we are giving for six old friends on Sunday. Sweetly, since hearing about Hairy’s illness, they have all got together and arranged to bring ‘a plate’, no argument, and Hairy insists he can still BBQ some purchased kebabs. One of the guys will assist him in that I am sure. 🙂

    Yes, Candy, I do need to exercise more than I am managing at present as the glass in my foot has been a downer for that. I miss my dancing. Starting my walks again soon, towing along Hairy until he has the OK to return to the gym, so I will have to drive us up to the coastal walk, which is all on the flat (no hills yet for him; I usually walk up as it is not far at all). Plus I have made five appointments for various health monitoring checks for myself (including the dentist, which I hate! and a mammogram – smash your boobies in a fridge door for practice); all for next week. Keeps me busy, which is a Good Thing right now. I can also read, of course. Might buy Hairy more Last Kingdom novels, so’s I can read ’em first. 🙂

    Look, guys, the stuff above is what I usually bother my girlfriends with, thanks for listening.

  114. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2903254, posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:02 am
    And being House Speaker gives Pelosi the mandate to tell him to pound sand.

    I just knew she and Chuck were cactus!
    Amazing resemblance, especially the hair on the Nancy one.

    And the droopy dick on Chucky cactus.

  115. Mother Lode

    Nothing says support for an apostate hijabi like a topless demmo.

    Feminists are pretty feeble minded. They truly believe that everyone who thinks right will have exactly the same priorities and expectations as them, anyone else is evil.

    For this unfortunate Saudi teen freedom would mean the opportunity to think what she wants, walk outside without a chaperone, and not have every facet of her life scripted by a dead Arab and such.

    The Sydney protesters think it means flashing her tits.

    If I had to decide who deserves freedom…

  116. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am a vegetarian between meals. – G. K. Chesterton

  117. stackja

    USA Constitution was created to stop one branch of government dominating. Past USA Presidents found ways.

  118. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Monty’s world is crashing, as he stubbornly fights on, but knows underneath, that the Joo hating, antifa thug creating, one world socialist centralised UN, environmentalist, anti gun, state before the individual collectivism, to create slaves for the good of the state (the senior corrupt elites—soros and Turnbull, Junkers and Pelosi etc), all who have an arrogant superiority complex , just like Hitler, is in fact on the same side as Hitler.
    Socialists.
    Socialism is the pursuit of slaves by the Uber elites.
    Democracy and the nation state together, rids us of being enslaved by the politically elites.
    The Soros’s of our time.
    The Gutterres, and their henchmen like Turnbull, who despise the common man, and seek his enslavement.

    The only difference from Hitler’s socialism to that of other socialists is his collectivist racism was for the benefits of white Germans only, and even that was just propaganda.
    Hitler’s socialism was all about Hitler and his small cabal of cronies.
    As it always is.
    Today, nothing is any different, except the emphasis is against western whites, who are seen by the left as the only barrier to global socialism, and therefore the enemy to be destroyed.
    This is because the bastards can’t win in a conventional war, so they are attacking inside the borders, and are more of your classic garden variety Marxist commo/ socialists.
    That’s why the simpletons opportunistically confuse Nazis with pro western, so that if you fight for western values and culture, you’re a white supremacist (like the Vietnamese down at St Kilda!)
    They hate Hitler because he exposed them.
    Hitler is the “that’s not real socialism” that couldn’t be hidden.
    And it’s never socialism once it’s failed.
    It’s never “my type” of socialism until it’s failed, and even then wasn’t caused by socialism.

    But who stood up amongst the fat heads of Australia’s commo set like Phillip Adams, from his chardonnay hangover , right at the start of Venezuela’s socialist take over and declared, this is not socialism……..it’s bound to fail?

    Not one.
    They wanted him to come over here so they could gush like gullible , brainwashed Hitler youth would have done, to proclaim a messiah of socialism……………………

    These people are thick because their foul emotions and insecurities over ride any clear thinking.
    Dangerous is not the half of it.

    And western white men are the enemy to socialism.
    But not left wing white men, a very important difference

  119. Of which six million were illegal votes.

    Bloody hell Bruce, you keep bringing up that discredited “study” based on a small sample of completely unreliable internet polling. It proves nothing, except how credulous you are.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    The argument about Hitler being a socialist is too difficult for most.

    If you want to totally explode the heads of a lefty show them this leaflet.
    Whoever wrote it is going to have to hope no one can get DNA off of it. The fatwas will be epic.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Queen Ann is at it again!

    Ann Coulter retweeted:
    Benjamin Netanyahu
    @netanyahu
    President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea 🇮🇱🇺🇸
    11:55 PM · Jan 28, 2017

    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter
    As a gesture of friendship, you should come to the U.S. and give a speech to Congress about your wall!
    4:21 PM · Jan 9, 2019 ·

  122. Nick

    Apple refuses to do any business in states with transgender bathroom bans.

    I bought a decent Chinese android phone the other day for around $150. Few are buying Apple in KL. Why would they ? Surely it’s on the way out.

  123. Old School Conservative

    I was disappointed in the coverage of the topless protest.
    All the photos I saw were pixilated or black-blocked. No fun there at all.

    In the fair dinkum department, why do the media pixilate faces – if you can’t see the person, why show the footage at all?
    Why do journos quote someone’s tweet word for word, and then put up an image of that same tweet? It’s ridiculously repetitive.
    Why, in a 10 minute report into a major breaking news story, do the TV stations show 1 minute of available footage 10 times?

    So many important questions, so little time.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bloody hell Bruce, you keep bringing up that discredited “study” based on a small sample of completely unreliable internet polling. It proves nothing, except how credulous you are.

    Ah M0nty, you support voter ID so that better data can be collected on the illegal voting problem!
    Excellent!

    Maybe we could do photo ID voting here too. With blockchain to stop multiple voting. It’d be fun!

  125. candy

    Plus I have made five appointments for various health monitoring checks for myself (including the dentist, which I hate! and a mammogram – smash your boobies in a fridge door for practice); all for next week.

    Good idea, Lizzie, preventative health measures like that. I’m a great believer in things like that and emotionally it’s better to feel secure that your own health matters are fine, takes one stress out of the current equation when you need to be pretty strong for someone else.

  126. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy’s temp is a worry; he was not thinking straight last night. Came out of the ensuite shower saying there was no hot water. We’ve just had that system replaced, I say, only three weeks ago. Maybe the switch has tripped for some reason, I ponder. Just about to trek a long way around to the external switchboard when he says there is running hot water in the washbasin. That can’t be so if the shower is out, so I look in, look over at the shower mixer tap, and see it is fixed into the extreme cold end of the mix. You have it on cold, I say in disbelief. No I don’t, he insists. Look at it, he says puzzling, dat’s the right way. But it isn’t. I lead him out by the hand, sit him on the bed, check the shower the other way, and hot water emerges pronto. You’re a little upside down in the head still, Teddy Bear, I gently say as I lead him in to shower.

  127. stackja

    OSC – Media studies 101 probably suggested pixelation. Or legal department?

  128. Tel

    … you keep bringing up that discredited “study” based on a small sample of completely unreliable internet polling …

    Sounds like something that weird climate alarmist psychologist would do with his fake moon landings crap.

    Still, I guess there’s money in it … separating suckers from their dough. Hard to argue with profits.

  129. 132andBush

    Infidel Tiger
    #2902906, posted on January 9, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    Give me one piece of news out of it.

    You eat too many carbs. Are sedentary. Have poor circulation

    You also most likely wash yourself with a rag on a stick.

    He was tough but fair with you.

    From last night. IT replying to monty.
    Not harsh and very fair.

  130. Trump displaying all his talents for dealmaking:

    “He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said ‘No.’ And he just got up and said, ‘Then we have nothing to discuss.’ and he just walked out.”

    No deal! Meanwhile, Trump’s polls plummet, worst since September.

  131. areff

    Regarding Shep’s multiculturalism, one of the interesting things never mentioned during the flap over the Bendigo mega-mosque was the locals’ concern their city would go the way of Shep.

    https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/75614/police-say-bendigo-mother-raped-14-times/

    All her attackers, Suidanese and Afghani, from Shepparton.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/mum-raped-by-seven-as-her-kids-slept-nearby/news-story/695de409f1998e6161a639238df9fba1

    The Bendigo locals who turned out to oppose the mosque — universally depicted as bigots by the ABC — were well aware of this 2011 outrage and didn’t want any more of it in their city.

  132. Cassie of Sydney

    “m0nty
    #2903222, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:38 am
    Hillary Clinton lieutenant

    LOL.

    Ed Buck donations to Clinton: $2,750.

    Steve Wynn donations to Republican committees: $1,317,000.”

    How early did you start drinking this morning Monty?

  133. Snoopy

    No deal! Meanwhile, Trump’s polls plummet, worst since September.

    Hottest year since September!

  134. Cactus

    Peter Campion – re your letter to editor.

    Very succinct – highlights the key problems with the immigration Ponzi. Bravo.

    But because you dare question it, you will just be shut down as a racist. One dare not criticize or debate any element of our immigration. It is not allowed in polite discourse.

  135. vr

    JC — The Chrysler building is up for sale. You putting in an offer?

  136. Nancy Smash with the zinger yet again!

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Donald Trump after he walked out of a Situation Room meeting between Republican and Democratic leaders.

    In a tweet, Trump said he left the meeting because Pelosi was unwilling to negotiate border control within 30 days if he were to allow for opening up the full federal government.

    During a press conference, Pelosi said that Trump is “insensitive” to the plight of federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay.

    He thinks maybe they can just ask their father for more money. But, they can’t,” she said.

    Shepard Smith noted the line was an apparent reference to Trump’s own familial wealth.

    Oh, these are fun times.

  137. Mother Lode

    He lost the popular vote by three million.

    It is probably no surprise that the Democrats realised the shambling, slobbering, aphasic, tic-faced cadaver Hillary would lock in the dead-vote.

    The dead are a key Democrat demographic.

  138. struth

    Corporatism as I see it, is the fault of government.
    I have no problems with corporations and I’m not forced to be a shareholder.

    Corporations are just big businesses which I have no problem with either.

    Business always looks to beat and eliminate it’s competition.
    If it can use government to do so it will, and if others are using government to do so, by corrupting it, then they are almost compelled to do the same.
    The fault is not with the corporations, but a corruptible government that obviously has too much control via regulation to pick winners.

    Take for example transport in Australia.
    Totally corrupted in favour of Linfox and Tolls and against owner operators.
    They have the government in their pockets.
    That is not Linfox or Tolls, but the fault of corruptible government.
    And the bigger government gets, the more corrupt it becomes.

    This is known as capitalism by dumb fat socialists.

  139. calli

    During a press conference, Pelosi said that Trump she is “insensitive” to the plight of federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay.

    If she were “sensitive” she would look for a compromise.

  140. struth

    Corporatism as I see it, is the fault of government.
    I have no problems with corporations and I’m not forced to be a shareholder.

    Corporations are just big businesses which I have no problem with either.

    Business always looks to beat and eliminate it’s competition.
    If it can use government to do so it will, and if others are using government to do so, by corrupting it, then they are almost compelled to do the same.
    The fault is not with the corporations, but a corruptible government that obviously has too much control via regulation to pick winners.

    This is known as capitalism to socialists!

  141. Makka

    I see mOron is back , amped at the prospect of more raypists, terrorists, child traffickers and gang thugs gaining illegal entry and access to benefits in the US.

  142. struth

    In moderation again.
    Been through the statement, no bad words

  143. The most notable (and only?) case of electoral fraud in recent times came last year in North Carolina.

  144. Tel

    Feminists are pretty feeble minded. They truly believe that everyone who thinks right will have exactly the same priorities and expectations as them, anyone else is evil.

    That’s not feeble minded … that’s narrow minded and selfish to the exclusion of all others.

  145. thefrolickingmole

    I have a question for you, mole. Do you think EU regulations mandating the correct shape of bananas are also Nazism and/or socialism?

    SQUIRREL!!!
    The EU is an undemocratic regulatory “Aristocracy” designed to keep the pollies at the trough.
    Its far, far closer to Brazil than Nazism.

    Unfortunately today will be a little too busy to spend bouncing smarties of knowledge against the blancmange of your ignorance.
    This brazil..

  146. struth

    Corp-ora-tism as I see it, is the fault of government.
    I have no problems with corp-orations and I’m not forced to be a shareholder.

    Corp-orations are just big businesses which I have no problem with either.

    Business always looks to be-at and eliminate it’s competition.
    If it can use government to do so it will, and if others are using government to do so, by corrupting it, then they are almost compelled to do the same.
    The fault is not with the cor-porations, but a corruptible government that obviously has too much control via regulation to pick winners.

    Take for example transport in Australia.
    Totally corrupted in favour of Lin-fox and T-olls and against owner operators.
    They have the government in their pockets.
    That is not Linfox or Tolls, but the fault of corruptible government.
    And the bigger government gets, the more corrupt it becomes.

    This is known as capitalism by dumb fat socialists.

    Hyphens to try to get through moderation.

  147. struth

    Nope ……………….fuck it.

    I was trying to say corporatism is the fault of government not the other way around.

  148. struth

    Take for example transport in Australia.
    Totally corrupted in favour of Lin-fox and T-olls and against owner operators.
    They have the government in their pockets.
    That is not the fault Linfox or Tolls, but the fault of corruptible government.
    And the bigger government gets, the more corrupt it becomes.

    This is known as capitalism by dumb fat socialists.

    Hyphens to try to get through moderation.

  149. Snoopy

    Lizzie has noticed Hairy’s heart problems affecting his mental faculties. Everyone here knows the same thing has happened to Monty.

  150. struth

    Corporatism as I see it, is the fault of government.
    I have no problems with corporations and I’m not forced to be a shareholder.

  151. struth

    Business always looks to be-at and eliminate it’s competition.
    If it can use government to do so it will, and if others are using government to do so, by corrupting it, then they are almost compelled to do the same.
    The fault is not with the cor-porations, but a corruptible government that obviously has too much control via regulation to pick winners.

  152. Nick

    US Government employees work whilst unpaid. Monty’s response ? “Oh, these are fun times.”

    Sick.

  153. struth

    Business always looks to be-at and elim-inate it’s competition.
    If it can use government to do so it will, and if others are using government to do so, by cor-rupting it, then they are almost comp-elled to do the same.
    The fault is not with the cor-porations, but a corrup-tible government that obviously has too much control via regulation to pick winners.
    Hyphens to get around moderation

  154. Peter Campion

    BoM’s latest media release…. FMD…. Rabz the joint.

    Annual Climate Statement 2018: Warmer than average temperatures and below-average rainfall

    Issued: Thursday, 10 January 2019

    Click below to download video and audio interviews with Dr Lynette Bettio discussing 2018 in review:

    NSW/ACT Audio | Video
    VIC Audio | Video
    WA Audio | Video
    SA Audio | Video
    NT Audio | Video
    TAS Audio | Video
    QLD Audio | Video

    The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Annual Climate Statement, showing 2018 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, while rainfall totals were the lowest since 2005.

    The Annual Climate Statement is the Bureau’s official summary of the previous year and includes information on temperature, rainfall and significant weather.

    Bureau senior climatologist Dr Lynette Bettio said Australia’s average temperature in 2018 was 1.14 °C above the 1961–1990 average, making it slightly warmer than 2017.

    “When we look across all of Australia in 2018, we can see that every single state and territory had above-average day and night-time temperatures,” Dr Bettio said.

    “The average maximum temperature for the country as a whole was particularly warm, sitting 1.55 °C above the 1961–1990 average, making 2018 Australia’s second warmest year on record for daily high temperatures.

    “Average minimum temperatures for 2018 were 0.73 °C above average, the eleventh-warmest on record.

    “The only part of the country to buck the trend for above average temperatures was the Kimberley region, which had cooler than average nights for the year.”

    The 2018 results mean nine of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005.

    Nationally, Australia’s 2018 rainfall total was 11 per cent below the 1961–1990 average, but many areas were significantly below average.

    “Large areas of southeastern Australia experienced rainfall totals in the lowest 10 per cent on record, which exacerbated the severe drought conditions. New South Wales had its sixth driest year on record, while the Murray-Darling Basin saw its seventh-driest year on record. Australia’s September rainfall was also the lowest on record.

    “It was a tough year for people dealing with the drought, and like the rest of the country, the Bureau hopes 2019 will bring some rain relief for those being impacted by the dry conditions.

    “We did see some respite in the final three months of the year with decent rainfall in the east of the country, particularly in New South Wales in October and November and parts of Queensland in October and December.

    “We did see some parts of northern Australia receive above-average rainfall in 2018, particularly in Western Australia, as did that state’s southeast.”

    Significant weather events to impact Australia in 2018:
    Tropical cyclones Joyce, Kelvin, Nora and Marcus brought significant wind, rainfall and flooding to parts of Australia’s north in January, February and March. Broome broke its annual rainfall record only two months into the year. TC Marcus was the strongest cyclone to affect Darwin since Tracy in December 1974.
    Hot, dry and windy conditions led to severe bushfire conditions in southwest Victoria and the south coast of New South Wales in March.
    Tasmania was impacted by a complex low-pressure system in May. This brought exceptional rainfall totals, with many sites recording record May daily rainfall totals, and significant flash flooding in and around Hobart.
    Warm and dry conditions in August and September saw an early start to the bushfire season, with between 80 and 100 active bushfires across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
    Severe thunderstorms affected Queensland in October, including two observed tornadoes at Coolabunia and Tansey.
    A prolonged heatwave in Queensland from late November into early December saw temperatures above 40 °C for much of the state. Many locations broke November temperature records. The conditions also led to extreme bushfire conditions across much of Queensland.
    Significant thunderstorms affected eastern New South Wales in December with many areas including Sydney impacted by giant hail.
    Exceptionally high temperatures affected large areas of Australia in late December. Temperatures remained very high for multiple days.
    FAST FACTS:
    Last year (2018) was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.14 °C above average.
    Both mean annual maximum and minimum temperatures above-average for all states and the territories.
    The national mean maximum temperature was the second-warmest on record (1.55 °C above average).
    The national mean minimum temperature was the eleventh-warmest on record (0.73 °C above average).
    Widespread warmth was persistent throughout the year; January, February, March, April, July, October, and December were all amongst the ten warmest on record for Australian mean temperature for their respective months.
    Preliminary sea surface temperature figures show 2018 was the tenth-warmest year on record.
    Nationally-averaged rainfall was 11% below average for the year at 413 mm (1961–1990 average 465.2 mm).
    Rainfall was below average for large areas, affecting central and southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, eastern South Australia, and the South West Land Division in Western Australia.
    Rainfall above average for northwestern to southeastern Western Australia, and scattered areas elsewhere in northern Australia.

    Read the Annual Climate Statement and watch the summary video: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/

    Read our State/Territory summaries: Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

    Click here to download the 2018 annual climate facts and events infographic.

    ENDS…

    Media contacts
    National Media Team: (03) 9669 4057
    Media mailbox: [email protected]
    Newsroom: media.bom.gov.au

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    All is not as reported.

    Hiding away in Canada and Australia for a year or so, then a troupe of relatives to rejoin her in family reunion ‘cos they’ve had a change of heart and so has she; family is everything etc.

    One way to jump the queue. Or am I just being uncharitable?
    Family reunion is not our strength. In the old days, immigrants made a new life, on their own.
    As my parents did. However unsuccessfully. If they wanted family, they visited the UK.

  156. struth

    He thinks maybe they can just ask their father for more money. But, they can’t,” she said.

    Wow, she really bashed it outa the park with that one!!!

    This is the level of failure you are at where this is seen as a win?

    But this is Monty repeating his lines, not thinking them up himself.

  157. calli

    The big builders are the same, struth. They might as well be government departments.

    I watch the big guys get away with stuff that beggars belief.

    Take trees.

    Small guy wants to remove tree for new house or extension – grubbermint stands on stool with skirts up screaming “mouse”!

    Big guy wants to remove row of trees down the street for block of flats – grubbermint says “meh”.

  158. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump displaying all his talents for dealmaking:

    “He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said ‘No.’

    So Trump proposed a deal and Nancy said “NO”?
    I think you just proved who is not interested in a deal M0nty.

    This might be pertinent to Trump’s next step…

    Poll: 79 Percent Of Americans Think Border Is In ‘Crisis’ Or Is A ‘Problem’ (9 Jan)

    Chuck and Nancy are about to be run over metaphorically by a bus called popular approval, which I suspect is their preferred alternative to being actually assassinated by their nutty base.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cato Institute
    @CatoInstitute
    For over 40 years,
    @CatoInstitute
    has argued that the overriding impact of immigrants is to strengthen and enrich American culture, increase the total output of the economy, and raise Americans’ standard of living. (link: http://j.mp/2tciPED) j.mp/2tciPED #CatoImmigration #TrumpAddress
    10:23 AM · Jan 9, 2019 ·

    Ha ja ha ha ha ja ha ja!!!!

  160. Roger

    For over 40 years, @CatoInstitute has argued that the overriding impact of immigrants is to strengthen and enrich American culture, increase the total output of the economy, and raise Americans’ standard of living.

    That’s true for any country but only if you have skilled immigrants who add value to the economy and assimilate socially.

  161. EvilElvis

    You’re a little upside down in the head still, Teddy Bear, I gently say as I lead him in to shower.

    “I suddenly notice the firm muscles hiding under Hairys, hair. I caress them, as gentle as the droplets of water trailing over his now warm, wet body. He is recovering from a stent, but I am the one who is trembling and weak and fluttering of heart, basking in his manliness…”

    Lizzie, all the best to you and Hairy and hoping his recovery is quick. I reckon you have a Mills and Boon hiding in you, you have a nice touch with words. Not a book, a series! 😀

  162. Rae

    Lot of wittering around a simple BMS placement.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Care to enlighten me on what my “failings” are, Hun?

    Know thyself, Rae. I expect Mrs. P could assist you. She seems a kindly soul.

  164. None

    I get the impression that the ABC thinks this girl’s escape is a bad thing.

    an ABC journo was barricaded inside her hotel room with her and I was asking last night how was it that she got to her so quickly and was trusted by her given she was so paranoid and trusted no one after she got duped why the Kuwait Airlines people. She also knew which sections of which conventions to quote in her tweet calling for help and you would only know that if you had contact with someone in those activists circles. Mind you this does create a little dilemma for the ABC which promoted that Islam is the most feminist religion woman – how lovely that I have forgotten her name. I mean this is really going to test some of them. This young lady is a perfect case just be head and attack on the government’s tough border policy but dammit wear hijab day is coming up.

  165. mh

    I see mOron is back , amped at the prospect of more raypists, terrorists, child traffickers and gang thugs gaining illegal entry and access to benefits in the US.

    A sick boy is Monty. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Other redheads have managed to go through life without descending into this depravity.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chelsea Bradley Manning At It Again!!!

    That guy has real problems.
    I hope he finds peace somehow.

  167. Stimpson J. Cat

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    @splcenter
    Being a good citizen sometimes conflicts with being good parents. When white people give their children advantages, they are often disadvantaging others.

    Hatewatch
    @Hatewatch
    SPLC
    Radical Traditionalist Catholics may make up the largest single group of serious antisemites in America.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ja!!!

  168. Infidel Tiger

    You can imagine every person at the Cato Institute hiding in a closet while someone else bones their wife.

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    You can imagine every person at the Cato Institute hiding in a closet while someone else bones their wife.

    “Prep The Bull Randy!!! “

  170. Rae

    Care to enlighten me on what my “failings” are, Hun?

    Know thyself, Rae.

    So, not a single one.

  171. candy

    She also knew which sections of which conventions to quote in her tweet calling for help and you would only know that if you had contact with someone in those activists circles.

    The whole thing sounds troubling. She is only 18 and has left her family of seven or so sisters and her mother, perhaps never to see them again. I just wonder if this is the best thing for her, and if the activists or helpers will stick by her and get her work and education. So young and alone.

  172. Makka

    The big builders are the same, struth. They might as well be government departments.

    And one thing our scummy Govt and their corporatist elite benefactor/donor pals in Business share is their massive enthusiasm for the population ponzi. The more economic units residing in Oz the better it is for ALL concerned (We of course, don’t matter).

  173. None

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    @splcenter
    Being a good citizen sometimes conflicts with being good parents. When white people give their children advantages, they are often disadvantaging others.

    I’m half expecting them to tweet that if you I bought your child you’re giving them the best start in life. Evil schitt’s

  174. 132andBush


    “He thinks maybe they can just ask their father for more money. But, they can’t,” she said.

    Shepard Smith noted the line was an apparent reference to Trump’s own familial wealth.

    Oh, these are fun times.

    The politics of envy.
    No wonder you’ve got a chubby over it.

  175. Stimpson J. Cat

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    @splcenter
    How did nine middle schoolers form a human swastika on a supervised playground?

    Ojai middle schoolers created a human swastika on campus and had a racist, violent group chat
    latimes.com
    5:00 AM · Jan 8, 2019 ·

    WTF The Kids Are Making Human Swastikas Now?

  176. Stimpson J. Cat

    Triplets, vaccinated, become autistic.

    Sheer random chance Mitch.
    Could have happened to anyone.
    Nothing to see here.
    Watch the Golden Globes and get free flu shots just like your favorite celebrities.

  177. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2903290, posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:30 am
    Trump displaying all his talents for dealmaking:

    “He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said ‘No.’ And he just

    You’re not familiar with Trump’s book The Art of the Deal, are you?

  178. calli

    Does one batch contaminated vaccine mean all vaccination is bad?

    Anne posted an interesting vid here yesterday that suggested that our supposed increased longevity isn’t because we are all living a lot longer, but that earlier infant mortality has not been excluded from the stats. And that our small gain in increased lifespan is due to sanitary advances and little else.

  179. C.L.

    Thank heavens the gay Don Lemon didn’t hook up with Hillary Clinton confidante Ed Buck.

  180. bespoke

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2903170, posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:57 am
    P
    #2902881, posted on January 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    I did once but cant see Rae switching to a completely opposite personality and maintain it. So I was wrong.
    I have always thought that Grigory/Rae had an older female relative who offered him some support here at the Cat. A Scottish lady in ‘Queensland ‘(Mrs. Mac?) was one who came and then went. Mrs P offers Rae quite substantial support at times here, the chirpy ‘good morning’ greeting etc. I have invited Mrs. P to recognize some of Rae’s failings here, but she has not taken up that invitation. Fair enough. Perhaps Grigory/Rae is her son or someone else she is close to.

    Well I cant blame her because it only takes the slightest excuse for him turn into creepy stalker Rea like his now with you.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    She also knew which sections of which conventions to quote in her tweet calling for help and you would only know that if you had contact with someone in those activists circles.

    This whole escape has been planned for months. The original plan was to fly direct through Thailand, to Australia and apply for asylum there. Instead, the girl breaks her journey in Thailand “to smell the air of freedom” in a country notorious for corruption, where her loving father wouldn’t have too much trouble in paying for her to be put on the next aircraft to Kuwait “Silly child, head full of all these strange ideas about equality”. From there, she sends a series of heartrending tweets, at the behest of said activists, to make sure that these knuckledragging Australians couldn’t possibly deny her sanctuary?

  182. bespoke

    cohenite
    #2903187, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:16 am
    A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed. He stormed out of a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, defeated and depressed. He is so low energy. Sad!
    Are you the troll who is dying or is it the creep who says
    hun

  183. None

    candy

    #2903347, posted on January 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    What????? No woman is better off under Islam or the Saudi guardianship system. Not one. Never. Hell no. Forced marriages and everything. I left home at a much much younger age with just the clothes I was wearing in less than a dollar in my pocket. I wasn’t exactly applauded by the small ethnic community to which I belonged so the first thing I did was go to the police and tell them my whereabouts. If I can survive anyone can. She already has so-called friends in several countries four of whom have access to her Twitter account and tweet on her behalf. She has a whole industry out there who will molly coddle and support her as well as exploit her. She make it some rude sharks but she’ll probably get a book deal and a spot I’m a Lefty speaking Circuit. She will be fine.

  184. Mitch M.

    Does one batch contaminated vaccine mean all vaccination is bad?

    Not relevant because it presumes the contamination caused the autism. If that were true there would be many other cases of autism emerging from that batch but I am unaware of any evidence of that being true.

    I typically avoid this issue but someone mentioned the triplets to me so I had to follow it up because while most simply repudiate a vaccine-autism linkage I’m more inclined to think there is a vulnerable subset but that subset may be growing in size because there is still a small uptick in the incidence rate of ASD whereas if diagnostic substitution was the cause of the previous spikes that should all but have disappeared by now. I don’t know what to make of this issue and am not prepared to dismiss modern vaccination schedules as a possible contributor.

    In regard to longevity sanitation and improved obstetrics did most of the heavy lifting. We are living longer and that trend will continue. For those interested there is a whole new world in biomedicine that is now very big business: nootropics and anti-aging.

  185. Baldrick

    For no particular reason …

    Rae
    #2608180, posted on January 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm
    Gab is ok, so is Tinta, and Nilk has been pretty good since I referred her to wivenhoe (small “w”) for tent folding advice. notafan is a bit too religious and calli tries too hard to be one of the blokes. Candy and P are perfect.

  186. Mitch M.

    Study overturns dogma of cancer metabolism theory

    It was only a dogma in the minds of a few, for the rest of us we know that cancer cell metabolism is very flexible. In this instance once again glutamine saves the cancer cells form starvation, they use it as an energy source and I will love to learn how they specifically blockade glutamine from cancer cells because at present I don’t think that is possible.

  187. struth

    From my study of history Calli, I would suggest that the infant mortality rate very much effected the life stats.
    People died earlier from hard work, and physical problems more than diet.
    Our relatively recent western diet, was the source of much good when men and women were way more physical.
    We only have to look at obesity now compared to then.
    WW1 diggers were looked on as gods by much of the British and European forces due to their size, from a healthy diet and a sunny climate.

    I get sick of people knocking the western diet.
    It was bloody tasty, good for you, and better than most ethnic crap trotted out as food these days.

    A hearty stew, crumbed lamb cutlets and vegies, fish and chips, sausages and eggs and …………corr……………….I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
    My Nanna made the best stews complete with whale bone cutlery and white buttered bread to wipe up the plate.
    Cakes and biscuits, bloody hell, now they tell me some laxative slop from India, or some uncooked fish in rice is in anyway a comparison?
    What’d we all do before smashed Avo?
    We ate heartily and healthily, never got fat and won wars.
    While chain smoking.

    Stick your ethnic slop up your arse.

  188. bespoke

    Infidel Tiger
    #2903193, posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:18 am
    The future is local, artisan and intimate.

    That’s not that fare fetched. Look at what happened to photography shops and the home printer. The same could happen with 3D printers
    Home CnC machine are getting cheaper and easier to run to.

  189. None

    I think she was in transit in Thailand Zulu. The ABC report has her being approached by kawai Airlines people who took a passport. It is quite clear that she doesn’t speak as much English as people pretend that she does and ok for various reasons some of them understandable a lot of the detail is murky and or being made up. There is no evidence for example that her father and brother rocked up but that sort of parallels what happened to that Muslim lady in the Philippines and mind you this is the first time I’ve heard of that case of the woman in the Philippines. This happened to be the story that the ABC journo was researching. As I said I’m happy the girl has left the umma and left Saudi Arabia. But yes it was planned through an online activist group which includes members in Sydney. She got lucky because she’s rich and also because she was staying with family in Kuwait which may have let her board a play without a male guardian. Most illegals are rich.

  190. A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed.

    What an inane response. What ‘changed’ the day after the King’s Speech? Or Churchill’s Speech?

  191. Zyconoclast

    Trump is swamp

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6574343/Attorney-General-pick-Barr-expresses-confidence-Mueller.html

    Trump’s pick for new attorney general is ‘best friends’ with Robert Mueller who was a guest at his daughters’ weddings – and their wives share a Bible study (so did anyone w

  192. bespoke

    Lawyer, Doctor, candle stick maker and tent folding expert. What cant he do?

  193. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #2903370, posted on January 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    She got lucky because she’s rich”

    100% correct. Most Saudi woman who manage to flee are rich.

  194. jupes

    For over 40 years, @CatoInstitute has argued that the overriding impact of immigrants is to strengthen and enrich American culture, increase the total output of the economy, and raise Americans’ standard of living.

    Despite all evidence to the contrary …

    Idiots.

  195. calli

    Anne’s Youtube below. It’s quite interesting, and lots of banter and bright pie charts and graphics for the easily distracted. The rise in obesity in the States is massive and I noticed it after eight years between visits.

    He mainly talks about the benefits of fasting. Not so sure about the vegan side – I was turned off by the hyperbole of “rotting flesh”, knowing that veggies start to turn not long after harvest too (depending on variety and handling).

    Anyway, for what it’s worth. And good to see you back, Mitch.

  196. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2903306, posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:44 am
    The most notable (and only?) case of electoral fraud in recent times came last year in North Carolina

    You have forgotten the blatant voter suppression and disinformation tactics used by the Demorats in the Alabama special senate election.

    What? Not mentioned in the DNC talking points email? Surprise!

  197. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    He is recovering from a stent, but I am the one who is trembling and weak and fluttering of heart, basking in his manliness…

    Whoo hoo, EvilElvis. Keep going, keep going. What happens next? 😀

  198. C.L.

    calli tries too hard to be one of the blokes

    She is, to me, the epitome of Australian femininity.

  199. Tel

    Does one batch contaminated vaccine mean all vaccination is bad?

    No one said it did … but it is a good argument for allowing people to get access to genuine risk information so they can shop around. We have had people pushing the idea of compulsory vaccination where you get what you get, because shut up anti-vaxer!

    Once the manufacturer can hide behind compulsory delivery and browbeating anyone who asks unfortunate questions, they GUARANTEED get slack in quality control. Doesn’t matter what the product.

    when an auto-maker delivers airbags that kill people, we have news going out, everyone makes a big deal over it. When it happens with vaccination you aren’t allowed to talk and name calling if you do. So explain the difference there??

  200. struth

    If you sent yanks to a shithole it would be called an invasion.
    If you send those from a shithole to the USA, it would improve the USA?

    Lefty logic.
    How does bringing in the worst, most backward people improve a western superpower, Monty?
    Certainly helps one world governing socialists and the likes of Soros.
    It seems you don’t like the one percenters unless they are corrupt, and then you are their greatest advocate.

    If the yanks all stopped work and put their women in black bags, and got their prayer mats out every day all over the place, this makes the USA better?

    FMD.

    Mussies and third worlders have nothing we want and everything we don’t want.
    That’s why they are in the third world.
    They created it, as South Africa and Venezuela are now doing.

    Unfortunately, it’s the truth.
    They’ve seen what works, for years and years.
    They can’t get out of their own backward cultures to fix it, in their heathen existence.
    So lefties prioritise them as an invasion force to destroy the west.

    Only western borders should come down.
    Only western CO2 causes climate change!

  201. calli

    And on that bodice-ripping note, it’s off to the gym for me.

    😃

  202. C.L.

    Washington Post calls for all of Trump’s speeches to be censored:

    This isn’t a new idea but it is one that the left is desperate to legitimize in advance of the 2020 election. Today Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan made the case for de-platforming Trump…

    I wouldn’t suggest, for a moment, that network television and the rest of the mainstream media should ignore what the president says. That would be irresponsible, not to mention impossible.

    But broadcasting him live and unfiltered — whether in an Oval Office speech, or an impromptu news conference, or at a campaign rally — has been a bad idea for quite some time.

    Instead, whatever news is produced can be presented in context with facts woven in from the start: Truth first.

    By “truth,” she of course means lies.

  203. Sheer random chance Mitch.

    statistics – life is interesting when you don’t live inside the normal distribution.

  204. struth

    A day later from Trump’s national address and.. nothing has changed.

    FMD.
    The Liberal party changed leaders and months later, nothing has changed.

  205. calli

    My vaccine question was rhetorical, based on the way the article was framed.

    Also, I prefer men. Nice types to be around usually. Although they will gossip.

  206. jupes

    Stick your ethnic slop up your arse.

    Excellent post struth.

    I do like Italian though.

  207. calli

    I’m procrastinating and trying to avoid the horrible heavy lifting machine. Better go now.

  208. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ABC underpaid 2500 casual employees over the last six years

    Lilly Vitorovich
    Media Writer
    @lvitorovich
    39 minutes ago January 10, 2019
    16 Comments

    Embattled public broadcaster ABC has underpaid up to 2,500 casual employees over the past six years.

    In a statement on the ABC website, the corporation said it “recently identified that some casual employees have been underpaid.”

    “A detailed review is underway to confirm how penalties, allowances and loadings should have been calculated and applied over the past six years to about 2500 ‘flat-rate’ casual staff.”

    ABC said current and former casual employees, who may be affected, are being notified and it is reviewing its processes to address the issue.

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has been notified and the ABC is liaising with them in relation to this situation.

    ABC is also talking to the Community and Public Section Union, who brought the matter to the attention of management.

    “This error should not have occurred, and the ABC apologises to any casual employee who has been underpaid. The ABC is actively working to remedy this for affected employees as soon as possible.

    From the Oz. The good, the holy, the sanctimonious A.B.C.? Surely not?

  209. jupes

    Washington Post calls for all of Trump’s speeches to be censored:

    I’m guessing there is a bit of tension around the water cooler when Margaret Sullivan bumps into Marc Thiessen the author to this piece:

    Trump won the night. Schumer and Pelosi lost.

  210. None

    Stick your ethnic slop up your arse.

    I reckon struth was the struth who posted those libelous comments on Facebook after all. What are the odds of having two struths with the same sort of bigotry? He caused the Facebook account owner a lot of heartache with that litigious troll. I hope you forked out some decent cash for the account owners legal costs, Struthers.

  211. feelthebern

    Scene: My local coffee shop this morning.

    Landwhale (holding up the line).
    Hands over re-usable coffee cup: Can you please wash for me?
    Staff proceed to give it a rinse.
    Landwhale pipes up: With boiling water !
    Landwhale : Are those muffins organic?
    Staff: No.
    Landwhale : Sighhh..
    Pays via credit card, then: Can I get a receipt?

    Yes, this happened this morning in Sydney.
    Maybe Sydney does need a purge.

  212. feelthebern

    Who bloody needs a receipt for a $3.50 coffee?
    FFS.

  213. John Constantine

    “According to the region’s Interfaith Network, the Muslim community of Shepparton is just shy of 3,000 people. The town is known for its vibrant multicultural community, with 20 per cent of its population made up of immigrants.

    Greater Shepparton City Council is a major partner with the Human Rights Commission

    In 2015, the town was also one of the first nationwide to trial the Report Racism project in collaboration with the Victorian Police.”

    Shepparton may be the first host community in regional victoria chosen to be a refugee dispersal area, but the intention is that no village is too small to miss decolonialisation.

    If not for backpackers from Europe, the fruit of Shepparton would not get picked, This indicates that the leftist insistance that refugees will do the fruit picking was a lie all along.

    Who saw the Two Towers going down in 2001 and thought that this proves Shepparton must import enough wahhabis to become minority majority in the military age demographic?.

    Comrades.

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No woman is better off under Islam or the Saudi guardianship system

    I agree. At eighteen she is definitely old enough, given her level of supportive friends and mentors, to forge ahead making a life for herself on her own. I did, and I was younger, only fourteen. None, the difference is you notified the police of your whereabouts, we wouldn’t have dreamed of doing that. Thankfully no-one sought us, me and Big Sis, who was fifteen, although we were terrified that ‘the welfare’ would and put us in a ‘girls home’ as being ‘in moral danger’ (a thing in those days). So what we did is we went to Church. Or rather, the Church Fellowship, both of us putting our ages up two years. It was Big Sis’s brainwave. One, there were boys there. And two, it would mark us out as ‘respectable’ girls, so no busy-bodies would interfere with our new life in our made-over garage and our jobs. Our parents didn’t worry, they were psychiatric and beyond that; they guessed we were OK, and we did well. Until Big Sis got pregnant and I went interstate. Steep learning curves then for us both. Big Sis moved in with the boyfriend; let us say he worked with cars. By eighteen, I was a City Girl, moving in another world.

  215. Mitch M.

    No one said it did …

    My reasonable inference was that the contamination will be hauled out as the explanation.

    I would love to see more risk associated information available to the general public but anyone who attacks the prevailing consensus will get their butt kicked. Looked what happened to the ABC over the CVD-statin Catalyst special – the whole web page was deleted and the only place you can find that doco is on youtube. Make no mistake about it: if you are a relevant health professional who questions that status quo, especially in health matters, get ready for a fight, very possible permanent damage to your career, and you might want to change your name by deed poll before writing that next grant application. (That’s why retired scientists are sometimes a more reliable and honest guide.)

    It’s very difficult to follow through. I’ve heard reports that stents do not reduce total mortality but am yet to read those studies so I can’t be sure but I am suspicious because stents are big business in cardio world and that should make us cautious. I read about people achieving wonderful results on carnivore diets but everything in my being says the carnivore diet idea is nuts.

    You’re asking for a lot Tel but we are confronted with an extremely powerful biomedical lobby industry that can and does ruin the careers of those who threaten their profits.

  216. feelthebern

    The productivity commission report on super has many targets, but the clearest one is trying to make smsf’s a thing of the past.
    Can’t have people making their own decisions now can we?

  217. struth

    Excellent post struth.

    I do like Italian though.

    Yes, well, they’re sort of in the western food sphere.
    Like a Weiner Schnitzel, or a Belgian chocolate.

    I’m talking about the ethnic slop women shovel down their pie holes, and rave on about.
    You know, Asian soups, little more than hot water with spinach thrown in.
    Any number of ethnic atrocities drowned in sauce and rice.
    No substance because they were poverty foods, like bloody cous cous , Morroccan slop.

    Stand up, westerners!!!
    You know it makes sense!!!!
    Fight for your rights to eat bloody big T bones, juicy steaks, thick pancakes in maple syrup, vegetables in separate piles on your plate, and not mixed together in some slopped down version so you get a whole lot less of the good stuff.

    Be joyous as you savour that juicy roast chicken skin, or sink your teeth into a good meaty pie.
    If you don’t want to get fat, limit what you eat of it to the energy you expel.
    The problem is that western food is too good and if you don’t have will power, you’ll end up a porker.
    That’s not the food’s fault.
    That’s like blaming the sports car for your speeding ticket, and turning to driving a VW beetle in the hope you won’t get done again.

    The thing all other cultures are turning to, and love, is western food.
    The Abos went nuts over it, and that was just dampers and stews they encountered first!!

  218. By “truth,” she of course means lies.

    It is quite incredible that the Left is openly discussing censoring the President. This will not end well.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Who bloody needs a receipt for a $3.50 coffee?
    FFS.

    Someone of total insignificance, desperately trying to prove their self importance.

  220. EvilElvis

    Scene: My local coffee shop this morning.

    Landwhale (holding up the line).
    Hands over re-usable coffee cup: Can you please wash for me?
    Staff proceed to give it a rinse.
    Landwhale pipes up: With boiling water !
    Landwhale : Are those muffins organic?
    Staff: No.
    Landwhale : Sighhh..
    Pays via credit card, then: Can I get a receipt?

    Yes, this happened this morning in Sydney.
    Maybe Sydney does need a purge.

    Happens in my shop in the country too…

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Comfortably Smug now rolling with the highly plausible claim that Trump got the National Enquirer to tail Bezos, find his piece of trim on the side and blow up his marriage, thus costing him $60bn!!!!

    https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/1083166621269745664

    I believe it.

  222. Lizzie:
    Did you get onto the cardiologist about Hairy’s temp?
    A fever after a stent is no joke.

  223. Infidel Tiger

    Comfortably Smug

    @ComfortablySmug
    2h2 hours ago
    More
    If Trump sent the National Enquirer after Bezos as revenge and ended up costing him $60bn, he needs to be crowned emperor.

  224. EvilElvis

    Whoo hoo, EvilElvis. Keep going, keep going. What happens next?

    At bespokes request I will maintain the sites integrity by not going further. But, rest assured Lizzie, Hairys towel isn’t the only thing that drops to the floor… 😉

  225. struth

    I reckon struth was the struth who posted those libelous comments on Facebook after all.

    What are you on about?
    I don’t do facebook at all.
    I wouldn’t call myself struth if I did.

    I’m too busy bombarding this site.

    But now I am very hungry, and must leave.
    I actually fancy a T bone, covered in fried (ordinary white) onions, and some warmed up sweet potato left overs as a side.
    Maybe some raison toast and a glass of full cream western cows milk, on ice.

  226. Infidel Tiger

    The productivity commission report on super has many targets, but the clearest one is trying to make smsf’s a thing of the past.
    Can’t have people making their own decisions now can we?

    Every Super account should be a SMSF.

    We need a culture of localism, artisans, intimacy and personal accountability and responsibility.

  227. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking, for Cats with an interest in matters military.

    Nazi invasion plan for 600,000 soldiers

    By Will Humphries
    The Times
    8:40AM January 10, 2019
    3 Comments

    A rare bound copy of the Nazis’ plan to invade Britain in 1940, to be sold at auction, shows the German leadership wanted 600,000 soldiers to do the job.

    The volume was compiled by the British from documents recovered from German naval archives after the war that outlined the top-secret invasion plan.

    The blueprint for Operation Sea Lion, which was to have taken place in September 1940, resembles Operation Overlord, the eventual allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.

    The Nazi planners identified five sectors of the English coast to attack; from Ramsgate in Kent in the east to Selsey Bill in West Sussex in the west.

    The plan was to land 100,000 troops, 650 tanks and 4500 horses in the first wave of the attack in a 12-mile (19km) section between Ramsgate and Deal, a 14-mile stretch from Folkestone to Dungeness, an 11-mile stretch from Dungeness to Rye, an 11-mile stretch between Bexhill-on-Sea and Beachy Head and a 21-mile stretch from Brighton to Selsey Bill.

    A further 500,000 soldiers would have landed once a bridgehead had been established.

    The plans outline how confident the Germans were that such an onslaught would have led to the “rapid abandonment” of the British defences south of London. Their first objective was to occupy southeast England from the mouth of the Thames down to Southampton within a fortnight.

    Brighton was earmarked to be the main landing area for transport ships bringing in more troops, armour and supplies. Hastings and the Isle of Wight were ruled out because they were heavily fortified.

    The Germans identified the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Boulogne and Ostend from where they would have launched their invasion. An artillery barrage directed at mainland Britain would have been launched from ships in the Strait of Dover.

  228. Infidel Tiger

    PETER VAN ONSELEN
    If ever an American president had a mandate for a policy, surely it is Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall across the border with Mexico.

    Holy crap. I’ve hit my head real hard. I’m seeing weird stuff now.

  229. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Instead, whatever news is produced can be presented in context with facts woven in from the start: Truth first.

    Orwellian.
    Lies are truth now.

  230. feelthebern

    We need a culture of localism, artisans, intimacy and personal accountability and responsibility.

    IT starting his run for the senate.

  231. struth

    Landwhale : Are those muffins organic?
    Staff: No.

    Of course they are.

    By the way, I have found Mushrooms in the Fridge……

    Cook up happening.
    Real butter, yum, here it is…………………………….

  232. Make no mistake about it: if you are a relevant health professional who questions that status quo, especially in health matters, get ready for a fight,

    As far as medicine goes my extended family is a statistical aberration.

    Try being outside the curve if you really want to know what a fight is.

    Favourite example: “please count backwards from 100”
    “ok 100,99,98 … -23, -24 …”
    “enough, I said!”

  233. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What is this furrin new-fangled sweet potato of which you speak, Struth? 😀

  234. feelthebern

    Sorry if posted before.
    Peter Slipper appointed Brazilian consul for Tasmania.
    Where to begin?

  235. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    But, rest assured Lizzie, Hairys towel isn’t the only thing that drops to the floor… 😉

    Ah. You mean my expectations have lowered? Only a temporary setback, to be sure. 🙂

  236. Rae

    The productivity commission report on super has many targets, but the clearest one is trying to make smsf’s a thing of the past.

    The ATO has had the same goal for many years. Its efforts are funded by the SMSF Supervisory Levy.

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