Open Forum: January 12, 2019

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  1. egg_

    I have been asked to do this Welcome to Country stuff which is not my cup of tea to be honest. I say this because we had no discernable borders and the contribution of white culture is, er, whitewashed.

    You mean Ernie Dingo’s con job couldn’t find enough blackfellas to maintain it?
    Most indigenous bands appear to have at least one purebred whitey as they don’t even have the numbers to sustain a full band.

  2. egg_

    Pretty much and your insight highlights a key problem with modern education strategy because they are trying to appear scientific. There is a yawning chasm between neuroscience and practical application. My guess on working memory: standing wave sets. Not pathways, not chemicals, wave forms. If remembering numbers is about working memory I must have a huge working memory because I have memorised nearly every single number I need to know, including my 20 something digit library access. I’m not confident that type of recall is working memory.

    There are contests for remembering pi to as many places as possible, some can do to thousands of places.
    I did it to 40 places in High School and later 100 in College just as a personal exercise – because it is sequential, it’s easier to recall the first digits than the later, fresher ones, and I found I used patterns in storing the digits that had some symbolic significance.
    Computing is our best guide to information processing and I’d go with chemical storage although neurons are quite complex in how they fire, anyway.

  3. Tel

    It is a basic principle of the justice system that one can only be imprisoned following a criminal charge.

    Since when? She made that up.

    It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who such policies – imprisonment for poverty – disproportionately target: single parents, the Indigenous, women.

    I think you will find a lot more men in prison than women… anyone genuinely concerned about equality would be demanding some kind quota system, because these unequal outcomes can only be caused by unconscious bias.

  4. John Constantine

    Effect of diet on brain function.

    Theories around, from the simple, like feeding kids vegemite from a young age, not sugar, to wire them for savoury and umami not porkasaurusas producing excess carbs and sugar.

    To complex, where a herd of pregnant women fed the current western diet of cakes, bikies, slices, treats and no meat, will be statistically more inclined to birthing slow moving, anxious wide and heavy kiddies.

    Does fuel govern and influence performance?.

    Want compliant and too unfit to riot proles, feed them Soma?.

    Comrades?.

  5. John Constantine

    Auto-correct suggested today’s pregnant prole posse is more likely to consume bikies than bikkies.

    Who am I to argue with Skynet?.

  6. Tintarella di Luna

    The living conditions of primitive cultures was in most cases raised exponentially wherever England formed a colony.

    Indeed jupes and particularly for the women – my favourite is Sir Charles Napier who was a Major-General in command of the Indian Army in Bombay and a no-nonsense kinda guy.

    Sati was rare in Sindh during the time Napier stayed in this region. Napier judged that the immolation was motivated by profits for the priests, and when told of an actual Sati about to take place, he informed those involved that he would stop the sacrifice. The priests complained to him that this was a customary religious rite, and that customs of a nation should be respected. As recounted by his brother William, he replied:

    “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”

  7. calli

    Bikies might be more nutritious, but watch the Food Miles.

  8. Black Ball

    Global warming in Kansas City today as they take on the red hot Indianapolis Colts. Great deal of snow around the field suggesting it was shovelled off before the commencement of play.

  9. Boambee John

    The thing about civilisational decline is it is rarely visible from within. Technology is still moving forward for now, but standard of living has mostly stalled and where it will go once the white populations become ever shrinking minorities is not promising.

    Islamic countries initially lived off the efforts of their predecessors for a couple of centuries after the conquest, then lapsed into a developmental stasis from which they have not yet arisen. That might become the fate if the west.

  10. egg_

    Bikies probably need less cleaning than Greens.

  11. Geriatric Mayfly

    egg_ You rang? Calli. You surmised and alas, not on target.

  12. cohenite

    So why doesn’t Trump push the button on comey, McCabe, stryzok, page the ohrs or any of the other players who we discuss here; even Hillary?

    Because who’s going to do it for him: the DoJ with Rosenstein whose intent to secretly and illegally record the POTUS has been confirmed; sessions, a swamper if ever there was one? The GOP has no heart for it and the msm would go ballistic (as opposed to feral).

    And what process would be followed: the fbi and the DoJ would have to lay charges; who’s going to do it in those shit-holes with the mueller witch hunt proceeding.

    Trump has revealed the corruption within the democratic society in the US, and by inference in every Western nation; but there doesn’t appear to be any solution; except what is beginning in france with yellow vests because how can a completely corrupted system be used to uncorrupt itself.

  13. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Been looking at the stats for Japan since it is slightly ahead of the curve in terms of population decline than the west. We can see that Japan is constantly dipping in and out of deflation since its workforce peaked in the late 90s. Japan’s statistic bureau shows that the workforce peaked in the late 90s with over 5% unemployment rate and started declining. Currently the workforce has grown slightly in the last few years but still below the 90s peak, but this “economic miracle” is the result of a 2.5% unemployment rate and herding the elderly and more women into the workforce.

    The population predictions show that in the worst case (continuation of current fertility) the population will more than halve by the end of the century, optimistic projections assume that the fertility rate will somehow magically rise at some point.

    In a mere 2 decades of population decline the Japanese government has accumulated 200% debt relative to GDP to prevent deflation and there is many more decades of decline to go, quite likely to the end of the century and beyond. The government will go bust long before the end of the century if keeps trying to prevent deflation.

    An interesting observation is that the government is doing everything wrong in arresting the population decline. One of the reasons sighted for not having more children is the high costs involved in bringing up kids, yet the government is doing everything in its power to prevent the natural deflation that comes from population decline. It continues to drive more women into the workforce rather than encouraging them to stay at home and raise families.

    It’s not too difficult to image what a country will look like with half its population, a massive surplus of housing stock and the obvious effect on prices, halving of government revenues with a huge increase in expenses looking after the elderly during the decline (currently about 25% of Japan’s population is over 65, by 2050 over 40% will be over 65), half the number of scientists and other smart people. halving the rate of innovation and progress. etc etc

    Government should be focused on managing the decline and allow prices to fall naturally rather than heading towards Keynesian induced bankruptcy by trying to “revive” or “kickstart” the economy, preventing deflation etc, There are only so many extras in the population that can be herded into the workforce to stall deflating GDP. Mass importation of 3rd world peasantry is also starting to be on the cards with its obvious consequences for Japan’s culture.

  14. stackja

    Police probe fire at Tarneit’s Ecoville community centre
    Wes Hosking and Brianna Travers, Sunday Herald Sun
    January 12, 2019 8:00pm
    Subscriber only

    A group of African youths was seen at a trouble-plagued Tarneit community centre moments before it was destroyed in a fire.

    The blaze, at Ecoville Community Centre, has dealt a new blow to residents, who have endured a spate of issues at the once-friendly meeting spot.

    Thugs had trashed it — tagging the name of youth gang Menace To Society on the walls — but hopes for improvement were high with the privately owned centre recently sold.

    Detective Sgt Adam Radley told the Sunday Herald Sun a group of up to four men were seen in the minutes leading up to the fire, which broke out on Thursday just after 3pm.

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    Watched “Watchmen” tonight.
    I realise that IT is Rorschach.
    We should not enrage him.

    He’s a p®ssy.
    There is only one Rorschach.
    And it’s a Woman.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @AOC
    To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.”

  16. Snoopy

    Vets are also four times more likely to take their own life than others, which is double the suicide rate of doctors, pharmacists, dentists and nurses.

    Days spent shaming a succession of people into spending a fortune on dogs and cats must take its toll.

  17. Snoopy

    And what process would be followed: the fbi and the DoJ would have to lay charges; who’s going to do it in those shit-holes with the mueller witch hunt proceeding.

    While the CIA deliberately targets anyone perceived to be a threat with dirty tricks and manufactured evidence.

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    And boy, did he smarten up the place. I’ve really enjoyed the last 48hrs’ comments. Very thought provoking.

    Ahem.
    Glad to see everyone followed my advice.
    Thanks guys.

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2905527, posted on January 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Can’t we just have one day where Catallaxy is like this?

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Indeed jupes and particularly for the women – my favourite is Sir Charles Napier who was a Major-General in command of the Indian Army in Bombay and a no-nonsense kinda guy.

    Can’t remember the actual word, but he announced his conquest of the Sindh, in a one word dispatch to London – the Latin word for “I have sinned (Sindh.)”

  20. bespoke

    None
    #2905853, posted on January 13, 2019 at 2:59 am
    That’s not working memory. Working memory is me looking up a phone number and holding it in memory long enough to dial it then promptly forgetting it.

    The best I an do is three numbers at a time.

  21. Snoopy

    Can’t we just have one day where Catallaxy is like this?

    Fortunately that vid only runs for six seconds. Who wants to watch a dog/cat sex tape?

  22. P

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

  23. Candy

    I viewed those little videos yesterday Stimpson. The first one is beautiful. Hope it’s real.

  24. Snoopy

    The best I an do is three numbers at a time.

    04 and one other?

  25. cohenite

    Dr Ed Berry who has shown human CO2 is not responsible for the increase in atmospheric CO2 has a day out at the AMS conference:

    On January 8, I left home at 4:10 am and arrived at the Glacier International Airport at 4:40 am. Delta Airlines flew me to Salt Lake City and then to Phoenix, Arizona. After unwinding at my hotel, I took a taxi to the Phoenix Convention Center and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting.

    It was about 2:00 pm. The AMS poster presentations would begin at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. So, I walked through the commercial exhibits.

    At 3:00 pm, it was getting near show time. So, I took my cloth poster out of my briefcase, unfolded it, and pinned it to the 4 ft by 8 ft board the AMS supplied for my booth #494. Then I had time to walk through the other poster presentations. At about 3:30, people began showing up to see the posters.

    A few days before, the AMS emailed that many government employees might not show up for the meeting due to the shutdown. Indeed, almost half of the planned poster boards remained empty, most likely representing the government employee contribution to the AMS meeting. That means most of the people who attended the AMS meeting were from universities, or private companies, or were people who, like me, are sincere enough about climate science to pay our own way.

    The AMS assigned me an excellent poster location. My poster began a row that had great visibility for all who entered the poster area. My poster was 4 ft by 8 ft to fit the available board space and all my lettering was easy to read from a distance. However, almost all the other posters were about 3 ft by 4 ft and looked like an enlarged page of a scientific journal with small print. You can see the pdf of my poster here.

    Now for some estimated statistics.

    About 50 percent of those who walked by my booth stopped to seriously study it. About 50 people in all stopped long enough to have a serious conversation with me. Of those, only 2 blew me off with a snide comment and hurried away.

    I talked to about 30 people for more than 5 minutes. Sometimes it was one on one. Sometimes is was a group of about 4 people. There were always another 6 or more people who watched my conversations without engaging in the conversation.

    When people stopped to read my poster, I quickly learned that my best opening was, “This poster asks “What caused atmospheric CO2 to increase since 1750? Was it human CO2 or natural CO2?”

    Everyone who talked to me took time to discuss this question seriously (except for the 2 who blew me off). We talked about science. There were no politics. This was, after all, a science meeting. The most discussed of my poster slides were The Problem Defined, The Physics Model Replicates the 14CO2 Data, Physics Theory system, Physics theory equations, and Natural and Human CO2 set Balance Levels.

    I emphasized that the continuity equation plus only one assumption – that outflow equals level divided by a reference time – exactly reproduces the 14C data after 1970, which is something the UN IPCC climate theory cannot do. And this physics theory easily concludes that human CO2 adds only about 18 ppm to atmospheric CO2

    I did not attempt to push anyone to agree with me. I simply explained my case and answered their questions. About 80 percent of those who talked to me said they agree. About 10 percent said they would think seriously about it.

    One noted the “Ph.D., Physics” after my name and remarked,
    • “The problem with too many meteorologists is they do not know enough physics. That is why they think human CO2 causes climate change.”
    Many congratulated me on my work and on my “nerve” to present my case at the AMS meeting. (Little did they know that I thrive on competition and challenges.)

    Over half of those who seriously talked to me were Chinese. They were university people, not government people.

    At 6:00 pm, they turned out the main lights and it was time to pack up and leave.

    In conclusion

    The AMS meeting showed that a large percentage of real scientists in the meteorological field seriously question the UN IPCC claims about climate change.

    Where have you ever heard this before?

    These data suggest there is a significant scientific audience interested in hearing and learning about theories that show human CO2 emissions are not the primary cause of climate change.

    It’s no secret that the Republican Party must seriously address the liberal view of climate change. There are three different political approaches made by Republicans. Only the last one will work. The first two are like running away from the truth with our tails between our legs.
    1. Try to convince the people that warming is good for them. – This approach is a political disaster because it agrees with the liberal fiction that human CO2 causes global warming. It undermines scientific truth. Might as well kiss science truth goodbye.
    2. Develop Republican versions of liberal climate fiction. Propose a different carbon tax. Don’t question the UN IPCC climate fiction. – This is also a political disaster because it reinforces the ongoing liberal agenda, it does not save our carbon-fuel energy companies, and it offers no reason for the millennials to support the Republican Party. Might as well be a Democrat.
    3. Learn and defend climate truth, which is human CO2 emissions make no essential difference to atmospheric CO2 and atmospheric CO2 makes no essential difference to global warming. – This is the only solution that will save the Republican Party in 2020. It is the simplest climate science truth to teach to the public. The public gets this and will support this.
    There is a place for compromise in politics. There is no place for compromise in scientific truth. If we forge climate fiction into our people, China and Russia will clean America’s clock in energy efficiency, space exploration, national IQ, and national defence.

  26. mh

    Propaganda About Border in Play, Mostly from Mainstream Media

    Many mainstream news outlets appear to be purposely and dishonestly overlooking key facts about the U.S.-Mexico border region in order to push a false narrative about a safe border.

    Breitbart Border and Cartel Chronicles Director Brandon Darby took on the recent reporting by CNN’s Jim Acosta and some social media postings by Texas Democrat Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, where they try to claim the border, is safe. Darby’s statements were part of his recent interview with Breitbart News Tonight.

    In the case of Jim Acosta, Darby criticized the CNN correspondent video report where he stands next to the border fence claiming the area is safe. What Acosta did not report on was the constant gun battles in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, just south of his location. He also did not report that just one day before, authorities in Mexico discovered 17 charred bodies in the town of Miguel Aleman — an area about 60 miles west of where he was standing.

    “For him to do that, is so dishonest, it is outright propaganda,” Darby said.

    Darby also spoke about social media postings by O’Rourke who continually claims that the whole border is safe.

    “Well there are some places along the border that are safe like El Paso,” Darby stated. “They are safe because there is a wall, there is already a steel barrier there. In contrast. in Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican side of the El Paso- Juarez Metropolitan Area … it is one of the most violent places on earth. If you look at the murder rates since 2009 there, it’s insane”

    In their effort to portray the border as a safe region, the politician and the CNN journalist overlook the fact that the border region is not only the U.S. side but also the Mexican side of the border. These regions are home to some of the most violent cities in the world.

    “For them to intentionally parse their words in a way to not have to mention the violence, death, and depravity that is happening within a kilometer from there — it is propaganda,” Darby said. “It is a Potemkin village they are setting up, it is dishonest, and it further silences the communities in Mexico. It further silences everything the migrants go through to get here, it further silences the more than 50,000 family members of the victims the cartels have disappeared. It further silences the further silences the approximately 200,000 who have been killed by the cartels in Mexico. It is not ok that they are doing this, it is propaganda. “

    One of the most alarming trends in the way national news reported border issues dealt with the statement by U.S. President Donald Trump that one in three women were sexually assaulted in their journey to the border.

    “What have we become as a nation? What are our media folks doing?” Darby asked, referring to how that statement was ignored by most news outlets.

    “The president was wrong,” Darby pointed out. “He said one out of three women migrant women were raped on their journey from Central America to the border. That is the lowest estimate — most groups put it between 70 and 80 percent.”

    The difference in estimates deals with only a fraction of the women actually admitting they were abused, while the rest continue to suffer in silence, he explained.

    According to Darby, most of the groups that work with migrant women operate under the assumption that all of the women that reach the shelters have been raped at some point along their journey.

    “The fact is, the president said in an address that tens of thousands of migrants women have been sexually assaulted on their way to the border and no one is paying attention to that,” Darby said. “The border is not just the U.S. side the border region. It is the U.S. and Mexico side and it has some of the most dangerous areas in the world, just by looking at the data.”

    In regards to the coverage about authorities being able to cut through border fences as part of the testing, Darby explained that the apparent lack of a blue-collar background by the outlets reporting it possibly led to them failing to mention that the readily available “Sawzall” tool that was used to cut the fence was extremely loud and takes a long time to cut through the steel beams.

    “There is no substance that we can put on the wall that someone can’t put dynamite or use a blow torch to get through,” Darby said. “That is why you need roads, cameras, and agents nearby so that when people try to compromise the integrity of the wall, the fencing, the agents can respond.”

    Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.

  27. I spent Xmas with family, the young ones: 2 doctors going into specialisation, a nutritionist, a financial expert, an IT whiz(who set up this new fantastic rig for me), and on this blog I read about how stupid and hopeless the younger gens are

    I think the contrast were seeing is the result of expanding universities to cater for the stupid. The top students generally perform well beyond university, while the 30-70%ers that traditionally never went to uni are predictably wasting their time.

    Just like we always knew.

  28. bespoke

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2905900, posted on January 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I don’t get the panic over population decline most of it is due technology but that doesn’t dismiss the cultural and governmental disincentives going on you point out.

  29. mh

    HEARTLESS: PELOSI REFUSES TO MEET WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS KILLED BY ILLEGAL ALIENS

    Speaker of the House won’t acknowledge suffering caused by illegal immigration

    https://www.infowars.com/heartless-pelosi-refuses-to-meet-with-families-of-victims-killed-by-illegal-aliens/

  30. Old School Conservative

    The Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun “very brave new Canadian” story worries me.
    She overthrew many months of planning by helpful “sisters” by staying in Bangkok for an extra day to breath the air of freedom, in direct opposition to all she was being told to do.
    Then she ditches Australia where most of her advice, practical help, and funding came from in favour of Canada.

    Perhaps she’s just an entitled young miss whose personal preferences take priority over everybody else and that’s all.
    Perhaps she is gaming the system.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    I spent Xmas with family, the young ones: 2 doctors going into specialisation, a nutritionist, a financial expert, an IT whiz(who set up this new fantastic rig for me), and on this blog I read about how stupid and hopeless the younger gens are.

    I hope they corrected you on your spelling of Christmas.
    Make sure they are raised right please.

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    I spent Xmas with family, the young ones: 2 doctors going into specialisation, a nutritionist, a financial expert, an IT whiz(who set up this new fantastic rig for me), and on this blog I read about how stupid and hopeless the younger gens are.

    I hope they corrected you on your sp©lling of Christmas.
    Make sure they are raised right please.

  33. This is the only solution that will save the Republican Party in 2020. It is the simplest climate science truth to teach to the public. The public gets this and will support this.
    There is a place for compromise in politics. There is no place for compromise in scientific truth. If we forge climate fiction into our people, China and Russia will clean America’s clock in energy efficiency, space exploration, national IQ, and national defence.

    The best of summaries.
    Lurv it.
    You could replace “Republican Party in 2020” with “Liberal Party in 2022”. (Too late for 2019)

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who else thinks it’s hilarious that we are on “Australia’s leading libertarian and centre right blog”,
    yet we can’t even use the letters of the noble English language to sp©ll the word “sp©ll” correctly?

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

  35. bespoke

    Snoopy
    #2905911, posted on January 13, 2019 at 9:45 am
    The best I an do is three numbers at a time.
    04 and one other?

    yep 🙁

  36. Learn and defend climate truth, which is human CO2 emissions make no essential difference to atmospheric CO2 and atmospheric CO2 makes no essential difference to global warming.
    A sentence to remember.

    A litany.

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun “very brave new Canadian” story worries me.
    She overthrew many months of planning by helpful “sisters” by staying in Bangkok for an extra day to breath the air of freedom, in direct opposition to all she was being told to do.
    Then she ditches Australia where most of her advice, practical help, and funding came from in favour of Canada.

    Indeed – I would have thought someone fleeing the prospect of an honor killing would have got to Australia and be united with her support group, as quickly as possible, before making any decision. She could have breathed all “the air of freedom” in Australia, without fear of being put on the next plane back to Kuwait. Having said that, I have no doubt there will be a hefty bill to guarantee her security – if she keeps her mouth shut on Twitter – and the Canadians are welcome to pay that bill.

  38. Tel

    Trump should use his powers as Commander in Chief to rename the Pentagon and call it “The Department of De Fence”.

    Then tell them to get on with building that wall. 😉

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    James Comey
    @Comey
    “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — FDR
    11:06 PM · Jan 12, 2019

  40. John Constantine

    “As the church prepares for the Pope’s global summit on sex abuse next month, it’s reasonable to ask where he has been on the issue since he was installed in 2013.

    There are many words of condemnation in the papal library but the Vatican has taken a very long time to understand that the abuse crisis is so vast the faith is being blown up in the West.

    The Vatican’s response has been ambiguous at best, slow and disruptive at worst. Pope Francis’s further challenge is that while the West is alive to the abuse, with the church’s mission crumbling in front of its bishops, there is little doubt that the scourge has infected Africa and Asia as well. This means the global scandal is going nowhere and has many, many years to run.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/strong-words-at-last-but-can-the-pope-save-the-church/news-story/904f3dfcb982cb68fa635af4dad9aea9

    Can’t get to the post-abuse stage without cleaning out the abuse in Africa and Asia. The cover-ups are the killers.

  41. bespoke

    It what happens when a religion becomes untouchable, John and we are making the same mistakes again.

  42. Roger

    Heh:

    Women’s rights group that organised Saudi teen’s escape “devastated” she’s gone to Canada.

    “She was our refugee”.

    Don’t worry girls, there’s plenty more fish in the see.

  43. Gab

    The best I an do is three numbers at a time.

    It’s easy to remember more numbers once you look for the pattern in the seemingly randomness of the arrangement.

  44. Gab

    Women’s rights group that organised Saudi teen’s escape “devastated” she’s gone to Canada.

    Yes because their entire modus operandi was about empty virtue-signalling.

  45. calli

    From cohenite’s Dr Ed Berry link:

    That means most of the people who attended the AMS meeting were from universities, or private companies, or were people who, like me, are sincere enough about climate science to pay our own way.

    The problem in a nutshell.

    Follow the money.

  46. calli

    Odd isn’t it? You’d think they’d be delighted that she’s found freedom in Canada.

    Manipulative so and so’s. They obviously wanted to bask in reflected attention.

  47. Gab

    Yes, Calli and notice that none of them were clamouring for Asia Bibi’s freedom and asylum.

  48. Roger

    The Vatican’s response has been ambiguous at best, slow and disruptive at worst.

    That’s because Francis is part of the problem.

    The smoke of Satan is inside the Temple.

  49. Memoryvault

    Perhaps she’s just an entitled young miss whose personal preferences take priority over everybody else and that’s all.

    You mean she’s behaving like a typical teenager?
    That’s at least promising.

  50. calli

    The “Nothing in Particular” and “Something Else” categories are particularly enlightening.

  51. Black Ball

    Yes because their entire modus operandi was about empty virtue-signalling.

    But this women’s group will be all over condemning the elevation of Yemen to take a senior role on women’s rights at the UN. The same Yemen that ranks last in all matters in the treatment of women? Right?

  52. Roger

    …none of them were clamouring for Asia Bibi’s freedom and asylum.

    Poor Asia is not part of the sisterhood.

    Meanwhile, she and her family are hunted from one safe house to another in Pakistan.

  53. egg_

    Europe Deluged With Mysterious White Stuff, Climate Alarmists Baffled

    Climate j’ism?

  54. Mater

    James Comey
    @Comey
    “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — FDR
    11:06 PM · Jan 12, 2019

    Hahaha

    “There seems to be no question that [Mussolini] is really interested in what we are doing and I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose of restoring Italy.”

    – FDR, 1933

  55. Europe Deluged With Mysterious White Stuff, Climate Alarmists Baffled

    But it is warm snow.
    That’s what makes it the hottest year evah.

  56. Confused Old Misfit

    Odd isn’t it? You’d think they’d be delighted that she’s found freedom in Canada.

    Manipulative so and so’s. They obviously wanted to bask in reflected attention.

    And given our local media’s slavish devotion to SHY and Labor you will never hear of what efforts and blandishments the Canadians might have been offering!
    (Whatever those might have been I’m sure winter was not mentioned.)

  57. Mater

    James Comey
    @Comey
    “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — FDR
    11:06 PM · Jan 12, 2019

    Hahaha.

    “There seems to be no question that [Mu550l1n1] is really interested in what we are doing and I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose of restoring Italy.”

    – FDR, 1933

  58. egg_

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2905898, posted on January 13, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Welcome back – been on a WEB?

  59. egg_

    you will never hear of what efforts and blandishments the Canadians might have been offering!

    Teh carpet munchers’ red carpet?

  60. Anthony

    Who does Comey think he is? Benedict Arnold?

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Rahaf al-Qunun: teenage asylum-seeker arrives in Canada to official welcome

    7:12AM January 13, 2019

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family has arrived in Canada after she was granted asylum there.

    Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun stood arm-in-arm with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at Toronto’s airport on Saturday local time, The Associated Press reported.

    Ms Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an arrival door wearing a Canada hoodie. “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Ms Freeland said. The teenager was tired and preferred not to take questions but she had wanted to come out and say hello to Canadians, Ms Freeland added.

    From the Oz.

  62. Australia is soon to become uninhabitable due to Climate Cringe.
    Why would you want to come here?

  63. P

    Tiny House Designed To Be Elderly / Disability / Mobility Friendly

  64. Confused Old Misfit

    Al-Qunun, wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada, waved to reporters as she walked through Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

    Sarah Sea Patrol should have sent her a Sea Patrol hoodie!

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You mean she’s behaving like a typical teenager?
    That’s at least promising

    Fair comment, but I’m just hoping that the next girl trying to flee their Third World shytehole doesn’t end up kidnapped and returned to whatever fate, because the Saudi’s aren’t going to be made fools of by a mere woman, yet again.

  66. egg_

    When people stopped to read my poster, I quickly learned that my best opening was, “This poster asks “What caused atmospheric CO2 to increase since 1750? Was it human CO2 or natural CO2?”

    Over half of those who seriously talked to me were Chinese. They were university people, not government people.

    Not brainwashed by the West, yet?

  67. Snoopy

    The teenager was tired and preferred not to take questions but she had wanted to come out and say hello to Canadians, Ms Freeland added.

    Australian disappointment. Explained.

  68. Memoryvault

    Australia is soon to become uninhabitable due to Climate Cringe.

    According to Flim Flannery, Perth became a desolate ghost city in 2015.

  69. Nick

    Arguably Sydney’s most popular attraction for Asians, Open Borders proponents, the Greens are protesting its redevelopment because flats will be built. The real truth is that Greens don’t mind flats in Western Sydney, outside the goats cheese curtain, so long as roads aren’t built to bring the rodents who live there through their areas.

    Jamie Parker, the Greens member for Balmain, said the state government was selling off the Fish Market site for up to 2760 new apartments: “A development three times the size of nearby Harold Park.”

    “The relocation of the Fish Markets is about a real estate deal to build over our harbour and free up space for thousands of new multi-million dollar apartments,” Mr Parker said.

  70. Infidel Tiger

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    The return to righteousness begins with small steps.

  71. C.L.

    Threatening lawfully engaged workers with a gun is bad when you’re a white grazier and an inspector is investigating your land clearance. Sometimes, though, threatening to shoot workers is totally cool.

    ABC Online: Red dust and cocked rifles: One man’s endless beef deep in Territory cattle country.

    Raffish!

    After downing five or six cans of beer as he drove along a remote highway in the Northern Territory’s Barkly Tablelands, Rodney Barnes did something he shouldn’t have.

    Something which would soon see him facing an Alice Springs magistrate and a stint behind bars.

    It was 1998 when Barnes, clutching a loaded .22 semiautomatic rifle, approached two road maintenance contractors working at Brunette Downs Station.

    “F***ing white c***s, get off my land,” he yelled, waving the gun erratically.

    He charged at one contractor with the gun cocked, a bullet in the breech, and aimed at the man’s torso. He then yelled and discharged the bullet into the atmosphere.

    It’s now more than 20 years on.

    Mr Barnes, who received a largely suspended sentence for terrorising the outback maintenance workers, is still fighting, and it’s all over this same patch of land.

    Now 61, he’s been trying for decades to convince the world of what he claims is his rightful connection to country on one of Australia’s richest cattle runs, Brunette Downs — a sprawling station not far from the Queensland border.

  72. Roger

    The teenager was tired and preferred not to take questions but she had wanted to come out and say hello to Canadians, Ms Freeland added.

    “Look who we have here!”

    The Saudi-Canada relationship has been particularly testy lately, in part because of Canadian criticism over women’s rights in SA. Is she now to be the poster girl for that campaign? Better to let her slip quietly into normal life.

  73. Snoopy

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    Don’t forget to nick one of mum’s Rothmans.

  74. Tintarella di Luna

    Zulu the word was peccavi – latin for I have sinned

  75. Leigh Lowe

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    I have a full season of Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday on Betamax if that helps the nostalgia trip.

  76. C.L.

    ABC Online refusing to cover superhero Kickass Howard’s exploits.
    —————-
    I’m kind of surprised that he doesn’t still have close personal protection.
    His daily constitutional makes him an easy target.

  77. egg_

    The Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun “very brave new Canadian” story worries me.
    She overthrew many months of planning by helpful “sisters” by staying in Bangkok for an extra day to breath the air of freedom, in direct opposition to all she was being told to do.
    Then she ditches Australia where most of her advice, practical help, and funding came from in favour of Canada.

    Perhaps she’s just an entitled young miss whose personal preferences take priority over everybody else and that’s all.
    Perhaps she is gaming the system.

    +1

    Gamed the Frightbats, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

  78. Nick

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    I had a can of Passiona in KL the other day.

  79. cuckoo

    Just back from Church (Feast of Christ’s Baptism) and the poor old bugger of a Dominican priest spent the first ten minutes of the sermon as a straight secular lecture on global warming. One ill-digested falsehood after another, and we just had to sit there in the pews and take it. Including the most recent canards about the Great Ocean Road being washed away. For light relief, he branched out into pouring bile on Rupert Murdoch, the Australian and the Heartland Institute (which latter I’m sure none of his congregation except me have ever even heard of). Then he wound up with an equally long lecture on the poor Uighur muslims being persecuted by the Chinese. Deeply tempted to write to the Archibishop about this.

  80. C.L.

    Ozzy Ostrich: Are you blowing your own trumpet, IT?
    IT: I would if I could.

  81. Snoopy

    Sometimes, though, threatening to shoot workers is totally cool.

    As is drink driving and possessing an illegal firearm. Apparently.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu the word was peccavi – latin for I have sinned

    Thanks Tinta – I ‘ve often thought it one of the better puns I have ever heard.

  83. Roger

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    Polony? Oh, you mean Devon.

    On starchy white bread?

  84. Nick

    I have a full season of Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday on Betamax if that helps the nostalgia trip.

    Even the most basic of comedies from the 1990s would be banned now.

  85. C.L.

    Real localist men drink Bundaberg-made Horehound.

  86. egg_

    bespoke
    #2905970, posted on January 13, 2019 at 11:01 am

    SHY?
    Afraid to click.

  87. cuckoo

    After downing five or six cans of beer as he drove along a remote highway in the Northern Territory’s Barkly Tablelands, Rodney Barnes did something he shouldn’t have.

    Would the ABC be quite this lenient for anyone they didn’t like who had this many travellers?

  88. Rae

    Meh. So much ruminating among you old people.

    A Saudi embassy official intercepted the girl on arrival at Bangkok Airport and tried to take her passport. That ended any chance of continuing to Australia on another flight. Everything changed for her at that point because the Thais would have no qualms about acceding to Saudi wishes to send her back in their custody. Doesn’t matter who the Oz says was trying to help her, the right thing to do was get on social media and alert the world to her emergency (as others under threat before her have done). UNHCR quickly considered her case, but the Australian government procrastinated (big surprise), so the Canadians stepped in and accepted her as a refugee.

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.
    The return to righteousness begins with small steps.

    Enjoy White bread while you can.
    Soon it will be banned and there will only be Multigrain.

  90. C.L.

    HHIS was at its peak with Jackie McDonald as the ditz.
    She was brilliant in the role, a master of the self set-up and double entendre.
    Very smart lady apparently and very cute!

  91. Memoryvault

    I am going to have a polony and sauce sandwich and a cream soda today.

    Paul Hogan makes a truly righteous sandwich.

  92. C.L.

    Jackie McDonald highlights clip here.

  93. cuckoo

    Hey Hey and League Teams were the two funniest shows I’ve ever watched. There were more real laughs in five minutes of either than in an entire year’s output of ABC ‘comedy’. An Italian mate of mine who had babes hanging off him confessed to me that he thought Jackie McDonald was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.

  94. Memoryvault

    One ill-digested falsehood after another, and
    we just had to sit there in the pews and take it.

    I think I see your problem . . .

  95. stackja

    In Canada

    Saudi teen Rahaf arrives in Canada
    ROB GILLIES, Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home has arrived in Canada, which swept in to offered her asylum after Australia delayed its decision.

    “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto’s airport.

    Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an airport arrival door sporting a Canada zipper hoodie and a UN High Commissioner for Refugees hat, capping a dramatic week that saw her flee her family while visiting Kuwait and before flying to Bangkok.

    Meanwhile in India

    Decapitated teen’s shocking tale of young love, and a father’s brutal pride
    Jamie Seidel, News Corp Australia Network
    January 12, 2019 9:35am

    The mutilated body was found on Sunday. It was dumped in a field on the side of a road. It was in an appalling state. The petite 16-year-old girl had been decapitated. One of her arms had been cut off. Her face had been seared by acid.

    On Friday, police announced her father had been arrested.

    It’s just the latest horror story to come out of rural India.

    According to local media reports, it is forbidden for teenage girls to date in the East India town of Patwa Toli. This girl had committed the crime of attending her boyfriend’s birthday party.

  96. Infidel Tiger

    Remember how fancy polony bought from the deli section would seem? That was only for special occasions. Your every day polony was one of those logs you kept in the fridge and the end would go horrendously discoloured and hard.

    But you know what my favourite thing in the world to eat as a kid was? Scabs.

    Call me weird but there was nothing better than picking a knee scab and admiring the hole in your knee and wondering what all that white stuff was and then chowing down on the scab. There must be a biological reason for it, but every kid I knew ate their scabs too, although most denied it. Of course it was a real delicacy and you had to made sure you weren’t putting to big a piece in your mouth – that’s disgusting.

  97. Mater

    As is drink driving and possessing an illegal firearm. Apparently.

    As is having possession of a firearm while under the influence. Apparently.

    86. Persons under influence of alcohol or drugs
    A person must not have a firearm in his or her actual possession while under the influence of alcohol or a drug.

  98. None

    From The Daily Mail version of Howard saves the day it seems that the woman in the altercation was breaching an apprehended violence order and the man was sent to a mental hospital as a precaution.

  99. Snoopy

    Forget the rest. I want this fella to win in 2020. How cool would that be?

  100. C.L.

    When I was a kid every boy in the class had school sores, scabs and the ever-present gravel rash.
    That’s why we weren’t allergic to everything. We were constantly at war with germs and we won.

  101. Twostix

    Then she ditches Australia where most of her advice, practical help, and funding came from in favour of Canada.

    The advice for her must be that Australia is much more dangerous for her than Canada.

    The ugly story of how a pakistani man who escaped blasphemy charges and fled to pakistan and was then stalked, prosecuted and persecuted by the Victorian Human Rights mafia for…blasphemy, alone, should have been enough.

    Any person interested in her actual welfare would have to say that Australia, its ruling class and so its authorites, are very, very sympathetic to fundamental islam and it couldn’t be assured they would protect her from the far more malignent muslim “community” that thrives here than does in Canada.

  102. hzhousewife

    Holy Sh$t JC get in here!!!!

    JC’s busy watching Marie Kondo on Netflix, he doesn’t need a robot.

  103. Twostix

    fled to pakistan

    Fled…from…

  104. Memoryvault

    every kid I knew ate their scabs too, although most denied it.

    Ditto for masturbation.

  105. Des Deskperson

    To change the mood a little, I recently received a flier from a Victorian regional commercial art gallery that has a pretty solid reputation when it comes to exhibiting quality contemporary Australian art.

    The flier advertises an exhibition by one Gus Leunig. There are no prizes for guessing who his dad is, but it isn’t, in any case, necessary to guess, because the flier makes it clear.

    Here are some examples of Gus’s oeuvre.

    http://gusleunig.com/Painter/Gallery.html

    I don’t think it’s very good. Stylised ‘whimsical’ faux-peasant folk art, well below the level of freshness, innovation and technical excellence that I would normally expect from the gallery. But I guess the Leunig name opens doors.

    It is, of course, possible that Leunig Snr gave his son no help at all in getting established, but it’s unlikely. ‘Progressives’ – Leunig Snr is an avowed socialist – tend to ignore principles of equality and level playing fields when it comes to their own kiddies.

    The Leunig exhibition may, never the less, make commercial sense. Plenty of boomers would buy Gus’s stuff to suck unto his dad.

  106. stackja

    None
    #2906015, posted on January 13, 2019 at 11:40 am
    From The Daily Mail version of Howard saves the day it seems that the woman in the altercation was breaching an apprehended violence order and the man was sent to a mental hospital as a precaution.

    John Howard saves woman from domestic violence incident in Wollstonecraft
    Linda Silmalis, Chief Reporter, The Sunday Telegraph
    January 13, 2019 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    Mr Howard, who was back walking the streets in his cricket jumper on Friday morning, declined to comment on the scuffle, but confirmed there had been “an incident”.

    A 44-year-old woman has been charged with breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order and granted conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court on Tuesday.

    The man, aged 47, was taken to hospital as a mental health precaution.

    “Police hope to speak with the man once he is deemed well enough,” police said.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Ditto for masturbation.

    I never ate that. That’s weird.

  108. bespoke

    egg_
    #2906003, posted on January 13, 2019 at 11:28 am
    bespoke
    #2905970, posted on January 13, 2019 at 11:01 am
    SHY?
    Afraid to click.

    No I promise 🙂

  109. stackja

    Andrews Government considers massive desalination water order
    Tom Minear, State political reporter, Sunday Herald Sun
    January 12, 2019 9:16pm
    Subscriber only

    Melbourne’s water supplies have plummeted to the lowest January level since the end of the Millennium Drought as the Andrews Government faces making its biggest-ever order from the desalination plant.

    With Victoria sweltering through a scorching summer, water storages have fallen to just 61.1 per cent full — a massive 139 billion litres below the same time last year.

  110. None

    Perhaps she’s just an entitled young miss whose personal preferences take priority over everybody else and that’s all.

    Yes. In 1 revealing tweet where she actually did respond to somebody else she basically stated she could do what she wanted. I don’t blame her in one way of having a rather distorted view of life in the Western world but freedom is not just freedom from, it is also freedom for. Me thinks she will be very much freedom for me me me. Also she’s going to get a huge shock with Canada’s anti free speech laws – enforced wacko gender pronouns and all – but hey as long as she is safe I’m happy for her and happy for us.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    the woman in the altercation was breaching an apprehended violence order and the man was sent to a mental hospital as a precaution.

    Someone explain this to me.
    A Woman breaks the law and attacks a man and he is sent to the nuthouse?
    Do I have it right?

  112. stackja

    Rural birth unit aborted — again

    Bush baby crisis: Chinchilla maternity unit to again close
    Jackie Sinnerton, Health Reporter, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    January 13, 2019 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    A RURAL Queensland maternity unit will close this week — just two months after Health Minister Steven Miles announced it would re-open following a year of uncertainty.

    The Chinchilla maternity unit had been on bypass to Dalby since December 2017 and reopened in November.

    But the doors closed again for the Christmas holidays until December 27, and by the New Year, the decision was made that services would not be available from January 17.

  113. Viva

    Culture is huge.

    The author Idries Shah had this to say in an exchange about Western  culture:

    Q: Why are you critical of Western culture?

    A: If there is any really good reason for  criticising ‘Western culture’ as such, it is that one should deplore its  failure to nurture and maintain not the criticism on which it constantly  prides itself, but the clear-thinking which, say, the Greeks – supposedly  Westerners – had, and which should have been passed to you, to enable you to  answer this question for yourself, thus saving time and effort, and using  mental capacity for something a little more ad­vanced.

    Western people, whatever their ideology, spend  much time in the engineering of belief, conviction, commitment – they keep  changing the name, but the process is the same. I call it not critical, but  descriptive, to mention this, and to offer the remedy in the saying: ‘When  you are most convinced: that is the time to use caution about your  certainty.’

    Western culture, like any other culture, could  well take to heart this ancient Eastern saying: ‘However useful a garment, it  is not for eating.’

    We just have look around us today at the pervasive irrationality around climate and gender, to take just two of the most egregious examples, to see the relevance of this observation.

     

  114. candy

    Devon is okay. Nice with cheese on sandwich with pickles. You don’t want to get too fussy about food.

  115. None

    Oh my god that is the first I have heard of eating your own scabs. That’s up there with Kevin Rudd and ear wax. God how disgusting.

  116. feelthebern

    Stimpson, another report said that as the bird had breached the AVO, she was arrested & there’s a hearing on Tuesday.
    So looks like the bird was the violent party.

  117. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2906029, posted on January 13, 2019 at 11:53 am

    You have it exactly right, Stimpson.

  118. Tom

    Holy fuck, IT at 11.40am. Way too much information.

  119. Roger

    Progressives’ tend to ignore principles of equality and level playing fields when it comes to their own kiddies.

    A very prominent progressive politician in the 1970s once rang and harassed my aunt – then a Melbourne based executive in a privately owned company with a national profile – after she failed to employ his daughter. He knew her employer and would have her sacked, he said. She resisted and the owner sided with her.

  120. Mater

    With Victoria sweltering through a scorching summer, water storages have fallen to just 61.1 per cent full — a massive 139 billion litres below the same time last year.

    Summer hasn’t really even hit here. Grass is still green. Everyone saying how mild it’s been so far.

    Just an excuse to ramp up some maintenance work at the desal plant for the Bruvvas?

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    You have it exactly right, Stimpson.

    You aren’t the first Woman to say that to me and you won’t be the last.
    Thank you None.
    😁

  122. Twostix

    Canada’s anti free speech laws – enforced wacko gender pronouns and all

    Canda is less bad than Australia on all those fronts.

    Being little brother to the US it hs much more american style public out and loud discourse about these things.

    For instance Canada has an actual proper conservative apparatus which actually wins elections and cultural battles.

    We have catallaxyfiles and andrew bolt.

  123. Nick

    Hang on, so John Howard intervenes in a domestic violence event concerning a woman against a man?
    There is NO way that’s going to get media traction.

  124. Black Ball

    In somewhat of a bind. Cowboys v Rams, Spurs v Thunder in NBA, golf from Hawaii or the remainder of Fellowship Of The Ring. Plus cricket triple header.

  125. stackja

    NT will be represented by a women’s team for the first time at National ISSF Championships
    RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS, NT News
    January 12, 2019 1:30am
    Subscriber only

    FOR the first time the Territory will be represented by a women’s team at the Nationals ISSF Championships in Brisbane.

    Clay target competitors Gabbi Ferteklis, Tania Harris and Karli Harris were ecstatic to be the first NT women’s team.

    “Clay target is very different to other sports. It’s very mental, you have to focus on yourself,” said Ms Harris.

    The women will participate in trap events.

    Trap, also known as trench, is an Olympic sport where targets are thrown about 100km/h.

    They will also compete in the Commonwealth championships and will collectively crack more than 400 targets during the competition.

    The ISSF championships open the national clay target season.

    The trio hoped their endeavour would inspire women to try the sport.

    “Our goal this year is to attract more women. They think it’s just a blokes sport, it isn’t,” Mrs Harris said.

    “Women need to know there’s other women here willing to help, just don’t be scared” Ms Ferteklis said.

  126. Stimpson J. Cat

    I mean I wouldn’t mind if it was me getting taken to the nuthouse, but this was probably some innocent male sane victim of domestic violence dwarf that Little Johnny beat into submission with his walking stick.

  127. feelthebern

    Also, Simpson, if the chap was saying he was going to self-harm, the cops are obligated to schedule him.
    Considering the reports, it sounds like:
    the guy got an ADVO against the bird;
    the bird breached the ADVO;
    the cops arrested the bird;
    the guy’s clearly struggling & the cops scheduled him.

  128. Nick

    Rural birth unit aborted

    Probably not the best thought out headline…..

  129. Memoryvault

    What’s polony?

    Bogan Strasburg.

  130. Roger

    Western culture, like any other culture, could well take to heart this ancient Eastern saying: ‘However useful a garment, it is not for eating.’

    Unlike, say…scabs.

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Wow. Apparently eating scabs is a mental disorder.

    I might be crazy.

  132. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2906041, posted on January 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for that enlightening piece of information, Stimpson. That’s up there with eating scabs. Clearly it’s that kind of blog. #emetic

  133. Memoryvault

    For instance Canada has an actual proper conservative apparatus . . .
    We have catallaxyfiles and andrew bolt.

    If they are the two best examples, then abandon hope all ye who enter here.

  134. zyconoclast

    Check out the pictures. Does anyone see some common characteristics?

    Independent MP Cathy McGowan’s successor, Helen Haines, chosen by Voices 4 Indi

    After five hours of deliberations, Voices 4 Indi chose nurse and public heath researcher Helen Haines as the person to succeed Ms McGowan, who won the seat from the Liberal Party in 2013, and is the current face of the group.

  135. Memoryvault

    I might be crazy.

    Was there ever any doubt?
    It’s the main reason we all like you so much.

  136. Stimpson J. Cat

    Thanks for that enlightening piece of information, Stimpson.

    You’re welcome None.
    Educating and informing Women is what I do.

  137. zyconoclast

    What’s polony?

    Bogan Strasburg.

    I thought fancy polony was making fun of Nancy Pelosi.

  138. Roger

    Wow. Apparently eating scabs is a mental disorder.

    I might be crazy.

    Yes, it’s a recognised disorder, I’m afraid.

    Not to worry, I.T., you’re among friends here and we may be able to help.

    Now, tell me, as a child were you often anxious?

    How did you get on with your father?

  139. stackja

    Jailed former HSU boss Michael Williamson gets weekend release
    Linda Silmalis, The Sunday Telegraph
    January 13, 2019 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    Disgraced ex-Labor union boss Michael Williamson has swapped his prison bed for his own after being granted weekend ­release for the first time since he was jailed on serious fraud charges.

    The former national Health Services Union boss was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to stealing $1 million from the membership dues of lowly-paid hospital workers.

    Mr Williamson, whose sentence expires in 2021, was driven through the front entrance of Cessnock jail about 4pm on Friday ­before heading to a waterfront home in Brightwaters in Lake Macquarie.

    As he stepped out of the car with his wife Julianne, the former union heavyweight was barely recognisable with his snowy white hair and thinner frame.

  140. Bear Necessitites

    NT will be represented by a women’s team for the first time at National ISSF Championships

    Advice: Don’t cheat on these women if you are either married or in a relationship with them.

  141. mh

    Scab eaters become wine connieseurs 🍷

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    Look at it this way IT.
    I would much rather kids eat scabs than dirt.
    I’ve seen the results of kids that eat dirt and it’s not good.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    IT do long as you don’t start falling over on purpose to create scabs to eat you should be OK.
    Try tripping parking inspectors instead.

  144. egg_

    the Canadians stepped in and accepted her as a refugee

    Doh!
    How else could it have happened so fast?

  145. bespoke

    Pensiles tasted better scabs.

  146. Infidel Tiger

    Scab eaters become wine connieseurs 🍷

    True.

    I’ve replaced knee scabs with Cabernet.

  147. cuckoo

    SBS were running a story about Rohinga muslim refugees in Australia, who had been caught by a fake visa scam when travelling from Australia to visit Bangladesh. Not one word about the fact that ‘refugees’ fleeing for their lives feel free to roam the world once they’ve established their Centrelink accounts in Australia.

    Then there was the indigenous lady filmed taking her four-year-old for a ride on the top of her SUV. Mother of six, no husband or father in evidence. Yet she can run an SUV.

  148. Tom

    Scab eaters become wine connieseurs 🍷

    Not connoisseurs, but definitely snobs.

    IT loathes sauvignon blanc because it doesn’t cost enough.

  149. None

    Sarah Sea Patrol should have sent her a Sea Patrol hoodie!

    the unhcr cap, Canada hoodie-not a bit of hair in sight – Adidas bag, strange infidel women man handing her. I think as the reality of what she has done sinks in her bravura might shrink a bit. At least she has some contacts in Tor onto as it’s going to be a very lonely existence. Plus there will not be an endless supply of money on tap. Oh my god she might actually have to work. Does she even know what that means?

  150. struth

    IT

    Do you really need to have a personal relationship with your supplier that much that you eat your own scabs?

    Have you got a personal relationship with the Polony man and the soft drink rep?

    And no, no kids I ever knew ate their own scabs, ever.

    Is it an Asian thing?

  151. None

    I love the way the media always refers to Williamson as a formee HSU boss and not to the fact that he was on the ALP national executive until just before he was nabbed and that he served on that executive with Julia Gillard and Anna Bligh.

  152. egg_

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews Sanctions Mass Brolga Slaughter by Approving Dundonnell Wind Farm

    All of the new wind farms going up in South West Vic are smack in the middle of brolga territory, apparently, including the just approved Gold Plains above.

  153. P

    The Texan will be one of the youngest candidates in the Democratic presidential field and the first major Latino contender.
    When 44-year-old Julián Castro officially launched his presidential campaign Saturday, he became one of the youngest candidates in the prospective 2020 Democratic field — and the first major Latino candidate.

  154. Snoopy

    IT loathes sauvignon blanc because it doesn’t cost enough.

    You know that is not true.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    IT loathes sauvignon blanc because it doesn’t cost enough.

    And it tastes like a kids drink.

  156. None

    You’re welcome None.
    Educating and informing Women is what I do.

    It is not good for man to work alone . You might consider a change of career. You know, to one that might offer the possibility of clients.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    It is not good for man to work alone . You might consider a change of career. You know, to one that might offer the possibility of clients.

    Stick to Bigtime Corporate advice.
    It suits you better.

  158. struth

    You can’t blame the young girl, I would have picked Canada in a heart beat over this dump.

    We are as in a bad a political situation as they are, just our PM is more of a bullshit artist, and the country is right next door to the states, with no wall.

    I think the above commenters are correct when saying that the Australian organisers of this are miffed because like typical women, it was all about virtue signalling.
    But there’s also an ignorance by these types who most would be on the government teat as to just how desirable Australia isn’t anymore.

  159. Nelson Kidd-Players

    With Victoria sweltering through a scorching summer…

    As mentioned the other day, my Melbourne suburban lawn is still largely green. Shall probably turn yellow this week, with a string of 30°C plus days forecast. A sweltering summer it has not been.

  160. mh

    P
    #2906076, posted on January 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I’ll counter that story with this one:

    America’s Youngest Black Legislator Caleb Hanna: Pro-Life, Pro-God, and Pro-Wall

    “I’m proudly a Christian conservative and was raised on the belief that success is built with hard work, commitment and dedication – West Virginia values that continue to guide me today,” Caleb Hanna said last May during his campaign.

    “I support the WV Pro-Life movement and have been endorsed in the Republican Primary by West Virginians for Life. I also fully support the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms,” the young lawmaker said. “I will be a passionate, effective, and conservative fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution.”…

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/12/americas-youngest-black-legislator-caleb-hanna-pro-life-pro-god-and-pro-wall/

  161. struth

    It is not good for man to work alone .

    ooh ooh ooh, can I answer this one stimps?

    Yes?
    Ok.

    Listen here , back in the kitchen with you young lady.
    Women should be seen and not heard.

    Oh hang on

    Mrs Struth just told me off.
    Continue none, please.

  162. Snoopy

    Since we’re into a bit of nostalgia, does anyone remember flavoured drinking straws? Paper straws lined with chocolate or strawberry something through which you drank milk.

  163. P

    Senator Elizabeth “Lialotta” Warren was first;
    then came Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard;
    now comes number three: former HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
    the conservativetreehouse

  164. egg_

    What’s Flim Flammery’s view on Vic’s brolga culling?

  165. Infidel Tiger

    CNN BAYAREA
    @cnnbayarea
    Florida Zoo fires Zoo keeper after she was caught moaning in lunch room while Chimpanzee sucked on her toe

    Suddenly my scab eating doesn’t seem so crazy.

  166. egg_

    The government claimed and gullible media lapped up: it would “accommodate brolga breeding and flocking habits”*. Presumably Andrews is planning to institute a “safe birds” campaign, to inform brolgas where not to fly.

    *As close as 700 m in the Golden Plains EES – what a crock, Hunchback.

    Hi-Viz vests for brolgas?

  167. Confused Old Misfit

    For instance Canada has an actual proper conservative apparatus which actually wins elections and cultural battles.

    HAD not has.
    Canada HAS a Liberal government and Justin Trudeau.

    You can’t blame the young girl, I would have picked Canada in a heart beat over this dump.

    And you’d have been back here in an instance.
    You need to try living there for a few years.

  168. Confused Old Misfit

    instance = instant!

  169. None

    Be fair to the smuggling ring. None of them have actually come out and said we missed that the Saudi girl didn’t come to Australia but only some johnny-come-lately journalists like Ann Summers wanting to bash our border control. Once a person has been deemed a refugee by the UNHCR ( which can take years in some cases) it usually takes Auzyralia about 15 months to conduct all the necessary security and background checks before considering a person for resettlement. Now just imagine what sort of checks and thought went into this. As one Canadian Diplomat noted this sets are hugely bad president and one that can actually be very detrimental to Saudi women. It may be for example be that Saudi women will now be prevented from travelling alone to the few countries where they have been allowed to go unaccompanied, like Kuwait.

  170. None

    Yeah sorry about this phone’s crazy autocorrect. It may be time to upgrade.

  171. John Constantine

    Borrowing to build One Road, One Belt, One Way windmills on top of our brolga nests Is Our Strength.

    We paved our brolgas and put up a parking lot.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  172. Infidel Tiger

    Has there ever been a more revolting concoction than “Spearmint Milk”?

    How the hell do people drink that?

  173. None

    Stick to Bigtime Corporate advice.
    It suits you better.

    Now now. I have never claimed to offer Big Time corporate advice just shared some of my experience in corporate opium in the past. Don’t get tetchy.

  174. bespoke

    The government claimed and gullible media lapped up: it would “accommodate brolga breeding and flocking habits”*. Presumably Andrews is planning to institute a “safe birds” campaign, to inform brolgas where not to fly.

  175. Black Ball

    Egg Flip Big M was pretty ordinary.

  176. cohenite

    Ranger Uranium Mine to close by 2021. NT EDO and abo activists are rubbing their arse cheeks. Still plenty of uranium there so I guess the mining permits could not be renewed. Ranger is the 2nd or 3rd biggest in the world.

    This country is a shit-hole.

  177. Boambee John

    Zulu at 0941

    Can’t remember the actual word, but he announced his conquest of the Sindh, in a one word dispatch to London – the Latin word for “I have sinned (Sindh.)”

    Might have already been posted, the word is “Peccavi”.

  178. None

    How the hell do people drink that?

    Asks the man who eats his own scabs #dryretch

  179. As mentioned the other day, my Melbourne suburban lawn is still largely green. Shall probably turn yellow this week, with a string of 30°C plus days forecast. A sweltering summer it has not been.

    You’re in sea breeze territory.
    It’s been hot North of the Divide but not unusually so. This week might try us out.
    The extra heat inland will give you soft coastal types a nice few days of high twenties or low thirties as the heat creates a steep temperature differential that drags ocean air inland.
    The wind swings gusty Northerly on Tuesday-Wednesday, that will defeat the sea effect. Lawn cooking weather.

  180. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    As President Trump’s former attorney John Dowd said Saturday: “The (New York) Times story is an unwitting disclosure and verification of the utter corruption of their oaths by (fired FBI Director James) Comey and his colleagues to undermine the free election of the President of the United States. It was apparently done under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General, who was reportedly ready to wear a wire to ensnare President Trump. This is the stuff of banana republics and dictatorships. This despicable, unlawful, official conduct undermines our entire federal criminal justice system which protects our liberty as a free people.”

  181. Infidel Tiger

    Asks the man who eats his own scabs #dryretch

    To be accurate, I ate my scabs when I was a child. Like all normal kids did.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t get tetchy.

    I thank you and compliment you and now I’m tetchy?
    I know you are there.
    Stop trying to get me to notice you.
    I’m not interested.
    I’m sure you are a lovely Woman and all but it’s not you it’s me.

    😁

  183. egg_

    Has there ever been a more revolting concoction than “Spearmint Milk”?

    Yum, Maccas in Massachusetts have a spearmint thickshake called a shamrock.

  184. Memoryvault

    Has there ever been a more revolting concoction than “Spearmint Milk”?

    Spearmint milkshake with double malt.
    Yum!

  185. Speaking of weather, there’s some good oil over at Watts Up With That.
    SA wind and solar folly.
    Monkton has another jab at the believers.
    Measuring sea height by satellite gets the ridicule it deserves.

  186. struth

    Nope I wouldn’t come back.
    They have it all there for guys like me……It’s horses for courses.

  187. Memoryvault

    Nope I wouldn’t come back.

    I thought you were committed to saving the nation.

  188. To be accurate, I ate my scabs when I was a child. Like all normal kids did.

    Normal kids didn’t eat their scabs IT.
    What freak show school did you attend?
    Fingers up noses was the usual feast.

  189. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2906111, posted on January 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Oh well since you insist. In corporate opium your form of compliment would have been seen for what it is and had you sacked.

  190. Memoryvault

    Normal kids didn’t eat their scabs IT.

    And “normal” kids don’t masturbate either.
    I remember lying about that, as well.

  191. bespoke

    This sounds like some theology debates iv read lately.

  192. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The flier advertises an exhibition by one Gus Leunig. There are no prizes for guessing who his dad is, but it isn’t, in any case, necessary to guess, because the flier makes it clear.

    looks like faux-indiginie style, reeks of kultural appropriationism

  193. None

    I’m proud to have been an abnormal kid. I think I’ll go off and vomit now.

  194. struth

    Committed to saving the nation?

    He he.

    I’d be outa here faster than you can say it’s hypothetical.

  195. bespoke

    struth
    #2906115, posted on January 13, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    Nope I wouldn’t come back.

    Is that you Barbra Streisand?

  196. Just an excuse to ramp up some maintenance work at the desal plant for the Bruvvas?

    Henry Bolte was the last Viktoristan Premier when the Thompson Dam came into being. (The last sizeable water storage constructed)

    Population has gone up a little since then.
    Population continues to rise.

    Does someone have a water consumption versus population graph?

    The ALP (being the government in Viktoristan for the next decade) might have to build a dam.

  197. None

    looks like faux-indiginie style,

    Which itself is faux-colonial. Look if you like the pretty pictures buy them. If you don’t don’t. It’s a business. They’re in it for the money. Get over it.

  198. My apologies.
    Normal city kids ate their nice clean Mummy kissed scabs.
    The extra flavouring on bush kid scabs probably was a turn off for us.

  199. I ate my scabs when I was a child.

    When infected, it is know as “Cornflakes and Custard”

  200. struth

    Is

    that you Barbra Streisand?

    I think that’s the worst thing anyone has ever said to me.

    I’d rather be called a scab eater…….

  201. Learn and defend climate truth, which is human CO2 emissions make no essential difference to atmospheric CO2 and atmospheric CO2 makes no essential difference to global warming.

  202. struth

    Can we clean this up at least to the level of fart jokes?

  203. Memoryvault

    I’d be outa here faster than you can say it’s hypothetical.

    Struth, I’m shocked and devastated. You had me convinced.
    I had all my hopes and dreams pinned to your latest plans to rebuild the country.

    Or was that last week’s plan?
    I get confused.

  204. Leigh Lowe

    Has there ever been a more revolting concoction than “Spearmint Milk”?

    Blue Heaven milkshake.
    The marker dye in the penicillin we used to administer to cows with mastitis used to turn the milk exactly that shade of blue.

  205. Memoryvault

    Anybody retching?

    Over fond childhood memories?
    Not likely.
    I loved my cornflakes and custard.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Scabs which have been mercurochromed are an essential source of iron in the diet.

  207. egg_

    Australia is soon to become uninhabitable due to Climate Cringe.
    Why would you want to come here?

    Teh good ol’ Oz Cultural Cringe.

  208. 132andBush

    Could see from a distance the other day the first turbine of the new subsidy mine being built between Horsham and Warracknabeal.

    Big sucker.

  209. cohenite

    Our head prefect must be writing English policy about islam:

    One-way hate speech

    Hal G.P. Colebatch The Spectator Australia 12 January 2019

    Britain is allowing political correctness, or fear of political incorrectness, increasingly to destroy its civil liberties and silence freedom of speech. Being a critic of Islam (only of Islam) is an increasingly fool-proof way to get yourself banned from the country if you are a foreigner, or to attract the attention of the police if you are a citizen. It seems an excellent example for Australia not to follow.

    It has been a cornerstone of British life that the law has no power over opinions. Queen Elizabeth I said she would not make windows into men’s souls. George Orwell’s Thought Police were the stuff of nightmare.

    However, thought-policing – one-way thought-policing, that is – is now well established as combatting the crime of hate speech.

    Billy Charlton, 54, has gone on trial before a judge and jury, accused of targetting Muslim rape gangs during a series of public rallies in Sunderland. Prosecutors claim he hid his ‘racist agenda’ under a ‘cloak of respectability’ allegedly pretending that he wanted to protect women and children from attacks. The jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on one charge and was unable to agree on five others.

    Over periods of several years, Muslim gangs raped literally thousands of girls in several British cities, while police, fearful of being tagged racist or Islamophobic, did nothing and ignored complaints.

    Charlton said the marches in Sunderland started after a woman claimed she had been attacked by foreign men. He told the court: ‘The only thing I want is peaceful demonstration, the only thing I want is to get the word out there that people are attacking women in Sunderland.’

    The Home Office recently banned Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern and Lutz Bachmann from entering Britain, all for opposing Muslim violence. Higher profile critics, such as Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, have been banned since 2013…..

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort/posts/10156193036424370

  210. calli

    Scab eaters become wine connieseurs

    Scab eaters become Shop Stewards.

    Degenerates.

    Don’t be a scab eater.

  211. Memoryvault

    human CO2 emissions make no essential difference to atmospheric CO2 and atmospheric CO2 makes no essential difference to global warming.

    Forget its composition.
    Changes in our atmosphere make bugger-all difference to global temperatures. Period.

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh well since you insist. In corporate opium your form of compliment would have been seen for what it is and had you sacked.

    If there is anyone else who wants to sack me from a hypothetical job I’ve never had now is the time.
    I’m cleaning out my hypothetical desk.
    😁

  213. calli

    And it’s Berliner Fleischwurst for the true devon connoisseur.

    Don’t forget the sauce 🙂 though.

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Scab eaters become Shop Stewards.

    Scab eaters became shop stewards

    Nose pickers joined the Labor party.

  215. Memoryvault

    I’m cleaning out my hypothetical desk.

    Just make sure you take all your hypothetical junk with you.

  216. Confused Old Misfit

    Struth has not yet tried to make a living in Canada.
    It’s just as fraught with bureaucratic irrelevancies as Australia plus it is frozen for four months of the year and f*kin’ cold for another four.
    Depending where you are is will be f*kin’ hot and/or humid or foggy for the remaining four.
    The ruling political party are raging feminists and the so called conservatives are limp dicks like the Australian Liberals.
    Note: You cannot transport alcoholic beverages across a provincial boundary!
    One among many stupid regulations.

  217. Memoryvault

    Note: You cannot transport alcoholic beverages across a provincial boundary!
    One among many stupid regulations.

    Try taking European nightcrawler earthworms into WA.

  218. Rae

    The Chinchilla maternity unit had been on bypass to Dalby since December 2017 and reopened in November.

    But the doors closed again for the Christmas holidays until December 27, and by the New Year, the decision was made that services would not be available from January 17.

    Only 50 births a year is not enough to warrant maintaining and staffing a dedicated maternity unit.

    Bad luck that the farmer and his wife didn’t plan ahead and had some difficulty with baby number 4. Too bad that he’s now miffed because they have a new chilled beef contract with China and she will take longer than his preferred 2 weeks to get back to work.

  219. struth

    Struth, I’m shocked and devastated. You had me convinced.
    I had all my hopes and dreams pinned to your latest plans to rebuild the country.

    Never trust a pixel by it’s cover.

    I’d be driving down the road in a Peterbilt with a decent size sleeper before you could say sorry mate, but you’re stuck here.

    And not being a Mussie, but a western white man, I am.

    So saving the nation is the only option.
    I’ve got an arm in a sling at the moment, but as soon as I am better, PM Struth will be fixing a few things around here, I can assure you.

    Zero Migration immediately.
    A pause until we sort some shit out.
    Stick the pricks who made hiviz vests and through “corporatism of sorts” paid off the government to legislate their use by all Aussie slaves.
    Abolish every subsidy and regulation supporting renewables, open it up to competition and stand back.
    Immediately let people smoke anywhere, drink piss and buy it anywhere, and let those that want smoke free to go to smoke free bars etc as dictated by the market.

    Hang all education bureaucrats from the closest tree.
    That of course included safe school child abusers.

    I better not start this, I’ll not stop.

  220. None

    Tina Phan should have been banned from pursuing a career in nursing or in any medical or para-medical profession which involved access to drugs. The judge was right to call her on her b******* that the penalty is neither adequate punishment nor sufficient deterrent
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/she-was-on-the-right-path-teen-pleads-guilty-to-sneaking-394-pills-into-festival-20190110-p50qkc.html

  221. John Constantine

    You do have to wonder what happened to the pile of leftover scabs, everytime the picking process was undertaken to clean out the eye of the shorten penis, so he could take a piss.

  222. Memoryvault

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2906160, posted on January 13, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Brilliant video, Zippy. Thanks a million.
    Short, sharp, and to the point.
    Should be compulsory viewing for all kids.
    That includes our politicians.

  223. Memoryvault

    I better not start this, I’ll not stop.

    It’s okay, Struth.
    We all have our childish fantasies.

  224. None

    Just make sure you take all your hypothetical junk with you.

    And clean out all your hypothetical stinking, rotting lunches from the hypothetical staff fridge.

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