Monday Forum: January 21, 2019

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  1. John Constantine

    https://www.yourmoney.com.au/business/big-business/australian-open-official-water-sparks-china-import-debate/

    Importing bottled water from the chicom peoples liberation army Is Our Strength.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  2. Muddy

    Artisanarianism & Vigiltainment noted for the Catictionary thank you.

  3. feelthebern

    Pity bitch diesel didn’t get in.

  4. The A.D.

    Pornography has rotted the collective brain.
    People no longer having children, teenagers unable to get hard ons, when forty years ago they were perpetual, and God alone knows what now goes on inside the heads of females but it could not possibly be anything healthy.
    No. The opportunity was there.
    Progressives wanted to limit speech that offends.
    OK then. But we want our hard- ons back.

  5. jupes

    Have you tried it Jupes? It looks like fun.

    Not yet but I will at some point.

  6. feelthebern

    Amazing how the Williams sisters were/are as great as they are with those freaks as parents.

  7. feelthebern

    I think the Oz is the most pro war newspaper in the country.
    We’ll have to draft all males 16 to 60 to fuel their war plans.

  8. Armadillo

    Amazing how the Williams sisters were/are as great as they are with those freaks as parents.

    Michael Jackson comes to mind.

  9. The A.D.

    Short of banning porn in return for outlawing the three naughtiest hurty words, I would accept making it illegal for men to run in public without a shirt on.

  10. feelthebern

    Wayne Carey.
    Another one with fucked up parent.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hay, if you are around, you were right. You didn’t like our chances of being quickly through Emergency today and how right you were. We spent over five hours lingering around in and out of ultrasound and IV treatment rooms and after that necessary stuff poor ole Hairy was sent back to sit in Emergency and await for the dreaded triage nurse again, and of course, now treated, he was at the bottom of the list so had to wait a further two hours for some basic administrative stuff to do with home visits for further IV treatments.

    Looks as though he has to go through the same thing tomorrow in another major hospital (shunted over due to local area health admin residence requirements for denizens of Vaucluse) and he will have to get put through this new place’s Emergency systems all over again before they can start home treatment. Poor lad is aweary of it all, ta say nothin’ of his long-sufferin’ wife who will be doing the driving and hand-holding again.

    Don’t expect government bureaucracies to talk to each other quickly, I text him from the shops to show him I am there in spirit, when I took an hour out to do some food shopping. However, the good oil of IV seems to be doing the trick – it’s slow, but we are at last seeing some improvement in his leg – the red skin is receding away from the marked line they’ve put there to keep track of its margins. In America, I believe a network of private emergency systems make this treatment-seeking process far less onerous. So I’m told, anyway. In Australia, if your GP can’t handle it and it is urgent, then it’s major public hospital Emergency for you, insured or not.

    The treatment is first class of course, but the bureaucracy of it all is dreadful.

    Anyway, just dropped in to have a little whinge and now to bed. Tired out, both of us.

  12. Steve trickler.

    Will Potholer now go into bat for the papers he has cited? HaHaaaa.

    To paraphrase: ” I can refer to numerous studies from the IPCC”.

    Open up that box mate.

  13. feelthebern

    Stimpy, get here and respond to AD.

  14. Memoryvault

    Candy,
    Do not put ice cubes in your Chateau Le Cask Shiraz.
    That is so bogan and uncouth.
    Instead, chill the whole cask in the fridge.
    Bewdiful.

    I especially recommend the Yalumba Shiraz in the red box.
    Only $12.00 for two litres, and available from all discerning wine outlets

    .

  15. Armadillo

    This place seems better since Arky left. More upbeat. More classy. More vibrant.

  16. Armadillo

    See what I mean. Arky would have been making an argument that “Passion Pop” was Australia’s greatest wine. That or chilled metho. Much classier.

  17. JC

    Global wealth stats are mostly bullshit. Here’s why

    The report has been criticized in the past because of the way it, or rather Credit Suisse, calculates wealth. The figure is arrived at by adding up a household’s assets—like savings and pensions, property, the contents of people’s homes—and subtracting debt. An American with a house worth $1 million, no other assets, and $1 million of debt would therefore be listed as having zero wealth, while a subsistence farmer with $10 in the bank but nothing else would be listed as having $10 of wealth.

  18. pete m

    Lizzie – that is pretty typical but still sad. Our local hospitals are pretty good but usually stuff up xrays and scans.

    All our private hospitals run solid emergency units, so I’m surprised you need to go public in nsw for emergency treatment.

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    All our private hospitals run solid emergency units, so I’m surprised you need to go public in nsw for emergency treatment.

    +1

  20. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’d rather pay the $500 in an emergency at a private then sit for 5 hours in public hospital.

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Speech on the Cat is as free as you will find anywhere. Sinc has made a few preferences known: no ‘c’ bomb or ‘n’ word, and he has asked gentle people to not use the word ‘faggot’ except in relationship to foodstuffs and bundles of wood. This seems to be in deference to a basic maintenance of some sort of standard of decency here rather than a desire to censor. Most so-called derogatory terms used here are used with something of an ironic thrust anyway, (e.g bint, abo, Sheila, etc) referencing the hypocrisy and general nannyness of most of the SJW’s who promote the concepts, the so-called ‘phobias’ and ‘-isms’ that such wrong-words often represent; homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism etc.

    Sometimes people may become genuinely offended. We should recognise that and temper some discussions. Mostly, I find the vernacular is interesting, often as it passes out of the language anyway, carrying away some dated concepts with it.

  22. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, get here and respond to AD.

    Who the f$ck actually does cardio except for people who want to be seen doing cardio?
    Jogging?
    You’ll end up in a wheelchair.
    Just run up and down stairs instead.
    Move fast instead of slow.
    Life is short.

  23. JC

    I’d rather pay the $500 in an emergency at a private then sit for 5 hours in public hospital.

    You can pay $500 at a private hospital and also wait 5 hours. Also, depending on the reason, private hospital emergency may not take a patient.

  24. mh

    Kamala ‘That Book That You Carry’ Harris:

    Kamala Harris

    @KamalaHarris
    I’m running for president. Let’s do this together. Join us: http://kamalaharris.org

  25. zyconoclast

    Largest single group of migrants EVER burrows UNDER border wall: 376 Central Americans – including 200 minors – squeeze through seven tiny holes and immediately request asylum

    The crossings took place at a remote stretch of border where old fencing is about 12 feet high and the ground is sandy. Stretched thin, CBP has only three agents patrolling the 26-mile section of border.

  26. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sometimes people may become genuinely offended. We should recognise that and temper some discussions.

    Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings –
    Ben Shapiro.
    😎

  27. JC

    All our private hospitals run solid emergency units, so I’m surprised you need to go public in nsw for emergency treatment.

    I’m convinced to this day my father died on the day he did because the young emergency bint dealing with him had no idea what the fuck was going on and what to do. That was a private hospital with an emergency.
    The one difference with private vs public is that you may get your own room if you’re lucky and the specialist of your choice. Choice, though has a very wide berth. You don’t really have a choice, because the specialist is chosen by the GP. That’s basically what it means going private.

    When you think about it, the amount of trust we place in people opening us up and fiddling around with our internals is really shocking. We really have no idea who the fucker is that will perform the operation. How do you know the specialist is great at what he does, average or even below par? We spend more time researching junk we buy than figuring out how the competence of a specialist to preform an operation. We have no idea other than the word of a GP. How the fuck does he really know?

    My test is to look at their school, like where they went to medical school. Anything below Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and I reckon they’re pretty much over trained nurses.

  28. zyconoclast

    White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It’s not

    I have heard many black Americans talk about the awkwardness of white people “over-smiling”. The act is meant to convey acceptance and approval while maintaining moral integrity, but actually conveys white racial anxiety. Over-smiling allows us to mask an anti-blackness that is foundational to our very existence as white. A fleeting benevolence, of course, has no relation to how black people are actually undermined in white spaces. Black friends have often told me that they prefer open hostility to niceness. They understand open hostility and can protect themselves as needed. But the deception of niceness adds a confusing layer that makes it difficult for people of color to decipher trustworthy allyship from disingenuous white liberalism.

  29. zyconoclast

    Strasbourg: Capital of the EU and “The Future of Europe”

    -A quarter of the Strasbourg’s public school students choose the halal menu in school cafeterias.

    -In October, from Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the shameful conviction of an Austrian woman for what the court called an “abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam” — just like that, in a stroke, accepting and legitimizing Islam’s blasphemy laws. It was, as one news analyst, born in Iran, took note, “the day free speech died in Europe.”

    -“Strasbourg,” according to the city’s official website, “embodies the fundamental values ​​of Europe”. But if the current trend continues, these values will be the opposite of those, such as freedom of expression, on which Europe was founded.

  30. Steve trickler.

    Thomas Bergersen will be noted in history. Brilliant composer.



  31. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2913800, posted on January 22, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Sometimes people may become genuinely offended. We should recognise that and temper some discussions.

    Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings –
    Ben Shapiro.

    On a scientific matters, for sure.
    Human issues, it’s debatable, depends on what is claimed and if it’s important enough to argue about. Err on the gentle side and let things slide is for the better.

    As I learned the nature, mindset and politics of most people here I restrict myself to make only innocuous comments or none at all. (very few repeat commenters here actually, you’d think otherwise by the number of comments)

    Too many are reluctant to discuss and debate in a civilised manner, who at the first sign of defeat resort to personal abuse. Some need no reason to be abusive at all.

    One can scroll only so fast, and with good peripheral vision, there is no escaping some of the content anyway.

    Still a good site to keep up with happenings in OZ, political and otherwise the easy way.

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    since we were discussing drugs, here’s gen-Z indulging in vast numbers. You can spot the ecstasy users a mile off, dilated pupils, huge smile, can’t stop moving or when it’s hitting particularly hard (it rolls in slow orgasmic waves for 6-8 hours) eyes closed and lost in their own little world till it lets up a bit and they go back to dancing. There’s not a lot of people in the close up crowd shots that are not flying. Politicians that are against pill testing are hypocritical morons.

  33. Memoryvault

    In Queensland, if you require full open heart surgery you will end up in The Prince Charles Hospital. Prince or pauper, you will start off being prepped in a four bed ward, then the next morning you will be operated on by a team of nine, overseen by the Principal Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Naidoo.

    You will then spend the next 24 hours in a curtained off area in the Intensive Care Ward, then be taken back to a four bed ward to spend a week recovering under close observation.

    There is only one difference between being a public and a private patient. If you are a public patient, at the end of the week, if you are cleared, you just leave. If you have private health insurance you will be presented with a bill for $8,000.00, being the “gap” between the actual cost, and the amount covered by your insurance.

  34. Steve trickler.

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2913810, posted on January 22, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Hey Zippy. That 56:40 of music reminds me of walking into 78 records in Perth and skimming through the CD to justify a purchase. I’d take me 30 seconds. And this CD would be tossed aside.

    I’d throw the CD at DJ’s head. Atrocious!

  35. The A.D.

    Now I understand.
    Kids these days take drugs because the music is that awful.

  36. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2913811, posted on January 22, 2019 at 12:36 am

    There is only one difference between being a public and a private patient. If you are a public patient, at the end of the week, if you are cleared, you just leave. If you have private health insurance you will be presented with a bill for $8,000.00, being the “gap” between the actual cost, and the amount covered by your insurance.

    True, sad, but true.
    My sister had her hip replaced as a private patient, final cost $15K
    Next bed, a public one, no cost at all. Only difference was that the public patient had to wait her turn.

    (admit, it included a lot of after care physio etc. but I don’t know if the public patients get it also?)

    I’m at a stage where I question the value of private insurance back home, which we can suspend for a time after every six months.
    Here we pay about $2K a year but it’s mandatory to get a work permit. Not sure about other countries like the UK.

  37. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From duncanm at 8:36 pm:

    “Someone spotted a marketing opportunity… good on ’em

    … here.

    Too right – I trust Egard Watches makes a fortune (along with Schick) while Gillette and Procter & Gamble take a bath. I read that the ad maker is an Australian skank named Gerhad – sour, cynical bitch.

  38. Memoryvault

    admit, it included a lot of after care physio etc. but I don’t know if the public patients get it also?)

    Mark, I had eight weeks of intensive rehab through the State Health system. It cost me nothing. I was in a group of twenty. They all had private health insurance. They all started off with a private rehab group. They all left in disgust after a couple of weeks and came over to the State run service, which also cost them nothing. They were amazed at the difference in quality.

    Mrs MV and I had private health cover for decades. Back then it meant something. These days it means you can get elective surgery a bit quicker, and pay for the privilege, and not much else.

  39. Steve trickler.

    Some music from the 90’s club music scene was a hoot.



  40. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2913817, posted on January 22, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Mrs MV and I had private health cover for decades. Back then it meant something. These days it means you can get elective surgery a bit quicker, and pay for the privilege, and not much else.

    This is what I find, and quite frankly I’m beginning to question the benefit of paying for it.
    Not the money, that’s why we are not quitting at the moment.

    Friend of ours ( in law in fact) is a fierce labor supportive nurse and she does not have private insurance. sure she had to wait for her shoulder surgery but it wasn’t an emergency.

    (just a friendly hint MV, there are socks here you wouldn’t suspect, they’re subtle, but can be picked)

  41. Memoryvault

    (just a friendly hint MV, there are socks here you wouldn’t suspect, they’re subtle, but can be picked)

    Thank you for the heads up, Mark – I do have my doubts about certain individuals.
    But for the time being at least, I’ll play it as it comes.

    It’s not as if I have anything to lose.

  42. Jannie

    Politicians that are against pill testing are hypocritical morons.

    And supported by hypocritical morons.

  43. Mark A

    Jannie
    #2913823, posted on January 22, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Politicians that are against pill testing are hypocritical morons.

    Politicians are hypocritical morons. Period.

    That established, what possible practical outcome/benefit do you see in pill testing?

    Take into consideration of all practicalities. Testing takes time, people at a rave party want to take it now! is one of the problems among the 100 others.

  44. Tom

    David Rowe #2 (PS: guess who lives rent-free in David Rowe’s head?).

  45. DrBeauGan

    ppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2913810, posted on January 22, 2019 at 12:27 am
    since we were discussing drugs, here’s gen-Z indulging in vast numbers. You can spot the ecstasy users a mile off, dilated pupils, huge smile, can’t stop moving or when it’s hitting particularly hard (it rolls in slow orgasmic waves for 6-8 hours) eyes closed and lost in their own little world till it lets up a bit and they go back to dancing. There’s not a lot of people in the close up crowd shots that are not flying.

    I look at that lot and ask myself, how much trouble would I go to to stop the human species going extinct? Not much, is the answer. Not much at all. I prefer spider monkeys and birds.

  46. bespoke

    DrBeauGan

    Still a lot of people doing fantastic things so all this pessimism become a little to self indulgent hear some times.

  47. John Comnenus

    The kids are alright. Drugs are much cheaper and long lasting compared to alcohol. Governement has been doing the marketing for drug pushers by pricing alcohol out of the market.

  48. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #2913843, posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am
    DrBeauGan

    Still a lot of people doing fantastic things so all this pessimism become a little to self indulgent hear some times.

    Sure, bespoke. Every so often the human race throws up an Archimedes, a Newton, a Rembrandt, a Bach. But mostly it produces vacuuous nitwits who deliberately numb what little minds they have. It’s something that another man might think a dreadful sin, to destroy what is almost godlike inside themselves.

  49. DrBeauGan

    John Comnenus, do you name yourself after the first John Comnenus or the second?

  50. DrBeauGan

    Oh, and joncom, do you really think that those kids turning themselves into a bunch of drunks would be an improvement? I should pity either case, for the emptiness of their lives.

  51. Zatara

    Victorian Drug Use

    What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

  52. DrBeauGan

    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

    Doesn’t quite describe those kids, does it? I don’t see any striving but lots of yielding. They are a pathetic shower.

  53. John Constantine

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/farmers-fuming-over-social-media-campaign

    “The National Farmers’ Federation is furious with Aussie Farms for publishing a map which details the location of hundreds of farms and abattoirs where the group says animals are being exploited.

    NFF president Fiona Simson said her organisation had been contacted by farmers on the map who were falsely represented.

    “They are rightly distressed that their name has incorrectly been linked to animal cruelty,” Ms Simson said.

    “They are extremely anxious and very angry that their workplace, and their home, has become the target of extreme and dangerous activities.”

    Aussie Farms’ Facebook page has more than 20,000 followers, with the activists aiming to end to commercialised animal abuse and exploitation through public education.

    “This map is about laying everything bare,”

  54. John Constantine

    The activist page above does link to a satellite map, quite detailed, where the isolated rural houses of labelled and accused farmers can be zoomed in upon by loopers lurking and stalking from their bedrooms.

    Imagine if Trump released a satellite map of the homes of fake media activist journos?.

  55. DrBeauGan

    Aussie Farms’ Facebook page has more than 20,000 followers, with the activists aiming to end to commercialised animal abuse and exploitation through public education.

    Activists. More useless fools trying to find a point to their dreary lives. We live in an astonishing and beautiful universe, to which these poor sods are utterly oblivious.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ah, what would the world be without Davos?

    Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change (21 Jan)

    Wow, they must be seriously serious!

    1,500 Private Jets To Descend On Davos This Week, Up 50% From Last Year (21 Jan)

    As Instapundit says “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis.”

  57. John Constantine

    Release a detailed satellite map of all activist abc journos now, with provision to zoom in on their backyards and click to read all their most progressive gotchas.

    Be handy for yellow vests.

    Comrades.

  58. Baldrick

    Aussie Farms’ Facebook page has more than 20,000 followers, with the activists aiming to end to commercialised animal abuse and exploitation through public education.

    You can expect a visit John C from the Animal Abuse & Exploitation Stasi to commence your public re-education.
    Comrades.

  59. DrBeauGan

    The problem is our education system. Those activists are looking for a cause to which they can dedicate their lives, and we have given them this. It’s to our shame as a nation that it’s the best noble cause on offer.

  60. Crossie

    John Constantine
    #2913857, posted on January 22, 2019 at 7:03 am
    Release a detailed satellite map of all activist abc journos now, with provision to zoom in on their backyards and click to read all their most progressive gotchas.

    Be handy for yellow vests.

    Comrades.

    I have just one word for these “journos” – drones. If they believe exposure is good then they won’t mind.

  61. DrBeauGan

    The general appreciation of the term “bitch diesel” shows that the love of poetry is more widespread on the Çat than one might have thought.

  62. MatrixTransform

    Dr BG
    the English language in all its beautiful forms, is renown for it.
    A poetry itself of sorts.

  63. John Constantine

    Davos is Woodstock for genocidal billionaire megalomaniacal commos.

    What is the net present value of the detonation of a thermonuclear device with Davos as ground zero?.

    Must be trillions of dollars of benefit.

    Comrades.

  64. MatrixTransform

    To normal men, what those boys did is inspiring. It shows that there is still some life left in our people. That old degenerate with the tom-tom thought he could just show up and force the white kids to submit. Instead, they stared the old crook down, refusing to play the role of conquered men. The smirks and MAGA hats are a great touch, but the mere act of rebellion among young people is the inspiring part. It says all the anti-white rhetoric and the endless assault on white men is having the opposite of the intended effect.

    The Zman – Conquered Man

  65. MatrixTransform

    Davos is Woodstock for genocidal billionaire megalomaniacal commos.

    They need Pill Testing?

  66. John Constantine

    Talk of a four billion dollar fine for facebook for data breaches.

    What if Trump says the fine frees up enough money to be moved in to build the wall?.

  67. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    That established, what possible practical outcome/benefit do you see in pill testing?

    If nothing else it’s a step towards decriminalisation.

  68. stackja

    ‘He’ll kill again’: Fears over release of ‘baby-faced killer’ who stabbed Tania Burgess to death
    Amelia Saw, True Crime Reporter, News Corp Australia Network
    January 21, 2019 10:55pm
    Subscriber only

    Exclusive: A boy who stabbed a Central Coast teenager 48 times as she walked home from school could be released after serving just half of his sentence.

    Juvenile justice staff fear the now-29-year-old, who can be referred to only as DL for legal reasons, “will kill again” if set free 13 years into his 22-year prison term.

    The sentence for the 2005 killing of Tania Burgess was one of the longest known jail terms ever handed to a juvenile in New South Wales.

    The motive for the killing has never been confirmed although an inmate claimed DL told him Burgess had rejected him romantically.

    Numerous psychologists and psychiatrists have assessed DL during his sentence for Asperger’s and schizophrenia though no conclusive diagnosis has ever been reached, other than noting symptoms of anxiety and depression.

    At times he has been given antipsychotic medication.

    “He wasn’t like the other kids, he didn’t have the street-wiseness or anything,” said his psychologist.

    “He wasn’t an endearing sort of chap, he wasn’t a likeable personality. Social skills weren’t his major attribute. But you can’t medicate for lack of social skills.”

    Click here to sign the Burgess family’s petition to have name suppression laws amended.

  69. MatrixTransform

    for fun – ThePeoplesCube

    …comrades

  70. stackja

    Group of teens terrorised victims on Sydney trains and in streets
    Mark Morri, Exclusive, The Daily Telegraph
    January 21, 2019 9:02pm
    Subscriber only

    Police have arrested 10 members of a youth gang they believe attacked and robbed at least five people around railway stations across Western Sydney.

    The gang, made up of youths of African appearance, calls itself the “BMF” (Black Mutha F…..) and carried out the assaults over two weeks in the Blacktown area, police allege.

    In most cases the victims were surrounded by up to eight members of the gang who intimidated them into handing over mobile phones and wallets. In some cases they were also assaulted.

    All those charged were aged between 14-18.

    Police identified the group as members of a local gang who are all of African origin.

    Last month the 10 members, many of whom were known to police, were arrested and have all been put before the courts charged with multiple counts of robberies and assaults.

    All those charged, except for a 14-year-old boy were granted bail to appear in court over the next month

    Senior police have been quick to point out the group was quickly identified and arrested without incident.

    Western Sydney University criminologist and former NSW police officer Michael Kennedy said police had established good relationships through the PCYC.

    “There is not a gang problem in the Sydney Sudanese community at all,” he said.

    “There is not a gang problem in Sydney Sudanese community at all.

    “NSW Police quickly established a great relationship between themselves and many members of the Sudanese community through the Police Citizen Youth Clubs and other programs.

    “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth who bandy together.”

  71. calli

    “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth who bandy together.”

    Hmmmm. What shall we call them then?

    💡

    Ahhhhh. I know. Let us call them “godys”.

  72. stackja

    Leading silk chosen as counsel assisting the Lawyer X royal commission
    Tom Minear, State Political Reporter, Herald Sun
    January 21, 2019 8:00pm
    Subscriber only

    A top barrister who helped lead the coronial inquest into the execution of police informer Terry Hodson has been chosen to spearhead the Lawyer X royal commission.

    The Herald Sun can reveal Chris Winneke, QC, will be counsel assisting the royal commission into the unprecedented legal scandal.

    The leading lawyer, who was appointed as a silk in 2015, has been charged with leading the commission’s investigation into Victoria Police’s use of Lawyer X as a gangland informer in scores of high-profile criminal cases.

  73. Zatara

    “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth who bandy together.”

    Reminiscent of:

    “There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.”

  74. MatrixTransform

    … a step towards decriminalisation.

    pah, people act like dying from a party pill is some sort of mystery like Spontaneous Human Combustion.

    Go measure the number that didn’t croak because testing.
    Can’t be done.

    Unexplained Sudden Party Goer Mortality (USPGM) has proven in the past to be very effective at limiting drug intake for the foreseeable future.

  75. Eyrie

    “Mrs MV and I had private health cover for decades. Back then it meant something. These days it means you can get elective surgery a bit quicker, and pay for the privilege, and not much else.”
    A mate of mine needed a heart valve repair and had to wait 9 months on the public system, while going downhill fairly quickly. Greatly complicated his recovery. He’d have benefited from having the procedure done sooner. There’s elective and elective.
    We are fucking up the health system here just like the corrupt US system where the procedure really could be sold for the insurance gap but they charge 10 times as much so you have to have insurance. Of course the deal is the insurance company wins with premium income and the hospital and doctors get a little cream as the insurance company negotiated rate that the company actually pays to the hospital is only a little higher than the gap. How cosy.

  76. calli

    Astonishing.

    Kids who fuss and fume about meat eating, dairy, nuts, food miles and the fairness of their coffee beans will stick any old pill in their mouths, regardless of whether it was pressed in some hairy bikers armpit or not.

    And then they expect my taxes to “test” the shit for safety.

    Take a flying one, numpties.

  77. stackja

    SOTU, GW speech, then TJ sent message as did others until Wilson.

  78. MatrixTransform

    “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth who bandy together.”

    Ah the Good Old Days when me and me mates would bandy together and roam the trains, highways and beaches relieving other people of their property under threat of violence.

    What we enjoyed most of all was entering some poor sucker’s home in the middle of the night looking for munchies and a joyride.

    In a way, it’s kinda nice to see the old traditions still alive today.

    Pht, and I though the yoof these days had no respect for tradition.

  79. MatrixTransform

    Take a flying one, numpties.

    yep.
    they care immensely about the provenance of everything … except the pills and the socialist gibber in their heads

  80. stackja

    Eyrie
    #2913877, posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Before Gough I don’t remember problems. I needed surgery and went to hospital, no delays.

  81. P

    Statement by 16 year old Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School Junior, Regarding Incident at the Lincoln Memorial.
    I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me – to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence.

  82. stackja

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland
    Matthew Killoran, The Courier-Mail
    January 22, 2019 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    Under the latest promise, $1 billion of Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) funding would be quarantined for the sole ­purpose of supporting more hydrogen development.

    Hydrogen is seen as a potential clean fuel and energy source. While it is currently expensive and difficult to transport, it is expected to find an emerging international market over the next decade.
    Mr Shorten said he wanted to set up Gladstone as the “hydrogen capital of Australia”. “Hydrogen is an emerging industry that has huge potential to deliver significant economic, employment, energy and environmental benefits for Australia,” he said.

    “Developing a hydrogen industry will deliver new ­opportunities for manufacturing, transport and electricity generation.

    “We want regional Queenslanders to have good, secure blue-collar jobs for the future in existing and new industries,” he said.

    The plan would use $1 billion from the CEFC to go towards loans for companies investing in hydrogen development and research grants.

  83. Siltstone

    One daughter goes to music gigs from time to time. I tell her not to take any pills whatsoever because you never know what might happen. I dont demand the Government “protect” her, I ask her to protect herself.

  84. dover_beach

    Spot on, Calli. If you do illicit drugs you have to employ IT’s rationale re localism.

  85. stackja

    Woman left ‘heartbroken and devastated’ by magazine’s mistake
    Alexis Carey, news.com.au
    January 21, 2019 3:55pm

    When Noor Tagouri finally got her hands on the latest edition of American Vogue last week, she could hardly contain her excitement.

    That’s because the journalist and activist had been featured in the fashion Bible’s pages this month — a lifetime dream for the 25-year-old.

    But her excitement soon turned to heartbreak when the Muslim woman turned to her picture — and spotted a devastating mistake.
    In a caption accompanying a photograph of herself, she is misidentified as Pakistani actor Noor Bukhari.

    To its credit, Vogue has issued a full apology to both Tagouri and Bukhari, and has publicly owned up to the error on social media.

    “We are sincerely sorry for the mistake. We were thrilled at the chance to photograph Tagouri and shine a light on the important work she does, and to have misidentified her is a painful misstep,” a Vogue Instagram post reads.

    “We also understand that there is a larger issue of misidentification in media — especially among non-white subjects.

    “We will try to be more thoughtful and careful in our work going forward, and we apologise for any embarrassment this has caused Tagouri and Bukhari.”

  86. Snoopy

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland

    Shorten promising to burn a billion dollars and he’s not even elected yet.

  87. Eyrie

    stackja, pretty much everyone had private cover before Gough. The government actually covered at least half the cost of procedures/hospitalisation though. If you had no private cover you paid the lot yourself, no government subsidy

  88. Shy Ted

    Breaking news – multimillionaire and Ch7 TV host David Koch offers to set up his own pill-testing station at a rave at his own expense.

  89. Shy Ted

    at his own expense.
    That was the bit where you knew I was lying, wasn’t it?

  90. Makka

    Abbott urging punters to vote for a Labour Govt rather than see an independent MP get up. Yes, it was Oakshit but his message was quite clear.

    There must be real fear in the UNiparty ranks over the disaffection of voters because of their collective treachery. When the SHTF, the UNiparty band together like cement. ONLY the UNiparty should have the franchise for fleecing the Aussie taxpayers.

  91. MatrixTransform

    I dont demand the Government “protect” her, I ask her to protect herself.

    My kids are a little older now but it wasnt long ago they were doing the same.

    I used to tell them variations of ..
    Look after yourself and yr mates. Stay Safe
    Make good kiddo.
    I’m always a phone call away … cant guarantee I’ll be sober though.
    Take care out there.

    My daughter was actually out on Sydney Rd on the night that Jill Meagher met her demise (rest her soul) …same bar too.

    My boy, was mugged and beaten one night in Fitzroy by a couple of um …cultural stereotypes.
    not pretty

    Boy crashed his push-bike one night drunk and told me about it laughing.
    I said, “you have a Learners Permit right? … lucky you weren’t breatho’d mate. You would have a Drink Driving charge before you actually ever got you driver’s licence d!ckhead”

    took a while but they learned

  92. stackja

    Calls for tougher consequences for criminal youths after Palmerston Shopping Centre rampage
    JUDITH AISTHORPE, NT News
    January 21, 2019 10:12pm
    Subscriber only

    LABOR’S experiment with soft options for kids who commit crimes has failed and the public expects a return to a custodial approach, according to Opposition Leader Gary Higgins.

    Speaking in the wake of Saturday night’s shocking rampage at Palmerston Shopping Centre by a gang of seven, Mr Higgins said the three children allegedly involved needed “a kick up the behind” rather than being handed over to diversion programs.

    Three kids aged 12, 13 and 17 are alleged to have been involved in trashing the entrance to the shopping centre.

    Three adults aged 18, 20, and 31 have been charged and police are still looking for a seventh person involved in the incident.

    Darwin Commander Travis Wurst said the investigation was ongoing.

    He said officers arrived at the scene 13 minutes after the report was received by the Joint Emergency Services co-ordination Centre.

    Mr Higgins said the Government wasn’t doing enough to get tough on crime.

  93. Snoopy

    If you had no private cover you paid the lot yourself, no government subsidy

    Many GP’s provided pro bono consultations for the genuinely hard up. Similarly, hospital boards in regional centres forgave bad debts incurred by the genuinely hard up.

    IT’s localism in action.

  94. MatrixTransform

    David Koch offers to set up his own pill-testing station at a rave at his own expense.

    …probably sells pills on the side as well.

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I look at that lot and ask myself, how much trouble would I go to to stop the human species going extinct? Not much, is the answer. Not much at all. I prefer spider monkeys and birds.

    I don’t understand why someone having a good time seems vacuous and empty to you. The only real meaning in life is the one we assign to it, some people find meaning in religion, some in science, some never find meaning in anything.

    Having been through the rave scene in the 90s I know exactly what it was like. I have had this discussion many times with people whose only experience of chemicals are depressants like alcohol. They assume that the drugs are used to fill a void in the kids lives or to escape reality or numb some pain. A typical alcohol point of view. It’s nothing like that at all.

    Ecstasy is used to enhance the experience, like putting a big fat turbocharger on a motor it takes what would be a fun experience and amps up it an order of magnitude into the most incredible experience that is simply not imaginable. Why should that be a crime?

  96. Leigh Lowe

    A top barrister who helped lead the coronial inquest into the execution of police informer Terry Hodson has been chosen to spearhead the Lawyer X royal commission.

    What happened to staffing the RC with legal eagles who had no connection to the matters involved?
    The Hodson murders are right at the centre of it and, no matter how diligent and upstanding Winneke is, he has been exposed to all sorts of jaundiced theories about those murders.

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Ecstasy is used to enhance the experience, like putting a big fat turbocharger on a motor it takes what would be a fun experience and amps up it an order of magnitude into the most incredible experience that is simply not imaginable. Why should that be a crime?

    Good.
    Pay for your own testing and tell your family in advance to STFU if you cop a bad one.

  98. stackja

    Land council chairman avoids conviction for grog in dry zone
    JASON WALLS, NT News
    January 21, 2019 4:29pm

    Tiwi Land Council chairman Gibson Farmer’s standing in the community has helped him avoid a conviction for bringing grog into an Arnhem Land dry zone.

    Farmer pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to taking beer and spirits into Gunbalanya and having an unrestrained child in his car in July last year.

    The court heard Farmer was busted with “a lot of alcohol” and a child under the age of seven without a seatbelt on in the Holden Rodeo he was driving on the road into the community on July 30.

    But his lawyer Gabriel Chipkin argued his client should not be convicted of the offences due to “mitigating circumstances”.

    Mr Chipkin said Farmer was “under significant pressure from his daughter” to deliver the grog even after he told her it was wrong and was “a very important person in his community”.

    He said Farmer’s daughter originally intended to drop the alcohol off in Jabiru but changed her mind.

    Judge Tanya Fong Lim asked Mr Chipkin: “How do you explain the unrestrained child?”

    But Mr Chipkin said that was also down to “pressure from his family” and “very much out of character”.

  99. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hmmmm. What shall we call them then?

    They are called the Black Mutha F$ckers Calli.

  100. Snoopy

    Where are all these kids that are going to buy party pills sufficiently in advance to allow for testing?

  101. MatrixTransform

    Good.
    Pay for your own testing and tell your family in advance to STFU if you cop a bad one.

    Amen !

  102. Snoopy

    Tiwi Land Council chairman Gibson Farmer’s standing in the community has helped him avoid a conviction for bringing grog into an Arnhem Land dry zone.

    Sly-grogging without penalty is a perk of office.

  103. DrBeauGan

    Ecstasy is used to enhance the experience, like putting a big fat turbocharger on a motor it takes what would be a fun experience and amps up it an order of magnitude into the most incredible experience that is simply not imaginable. Why should that be a crime?

    I didn’t say it should be a crime and would cheerfully see it legalised tomorrow.

    And if it kills you, that’s evolution in action.

  104. Mother Lode

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland

    It is becoming just too tiresome to listen to the endless succession of grand spending ideas from politicians that they claim will unleash untold economic activity, have the target district so throbbing with life as to stain the underside of any minister’s desk, and loosen the heavenly sphincters to allow manna to rain upon the earth in incontinent abundance.

    Each one a dismal failure, a rusting infrastructure skeleton stretched out in a baking wasteland.

    Then forgotten so the whole damn cycle repeats again.

  105. Nick

    It’s the conflicting ‘wahs’ of I want the freedom to make an individual decision to take drugs but it’s the Governments’ fault for not holding my hand each step of the way, that give me the shits.

  106. Stimpson J. Cat

    Let me give you all a hot tip.
    I have tried many, many different drugs, and almost all of them replicate the various wonderful effects of mental illness.
    That is literally the closest approximation to the experience I can describe.
    I find it absolutely hilarious that sane people are chasing the thrill of thinking and feeling like me.
    This should really come as no surprise to anyone.
    Where exactly do you think religions, and beliefs came from originally?
    Sane people?

    I think not.

    No where near enough imagination.

  107. calli

    Oh goody! Let’s amp up our experiences until said amping up sends us out into the void.

    Bye bye. Have a nice trip.

    Just pay for it yourself, including the ferryman. My money can go towards more useful things.

  108. DrBeauGan

    Where exactly do you think religions, and beliefs came from originally?
    Sane people?

    I think not.

    We agree on something, Stimpy.

  109. Nick

    A former senior prime ministerial adviser in Malcolm Turnbull’s office is set to challenge his political rival, Tony Abbott, for the Liberal Party’s heartland seat of Warringah.

    Alice Thompson, Mr Turnbull’s infrastructure and cities tsar until October 2017, will contest the Sydney electorate, held by Mr Abbott since 1994, as an independent candidate.

    I hope they all cannabilise the anti Abbott vote.

  110. Twostix

    Pingers are dreadful for the brain, like a shotgun blast of serotonin the shirt term affects are brutal (crushing depression for a day or two) the long term mental health effects are largely unknown.

    Anything that three days later causes you to crash into a crushing depression (due to your brain having being forced to exhaust its serotonin supply so you can feel something in your numb shackled young life) is without a doubt causing brain damage.

    That pathetic bugmen adults trying be cool by encouraging young people to do that to themselves enmasse is symptomatic of the death of the nation at their creepy hands.

    Rememebr, these are the same people who ban adults from riding a bike without a piece of foam on your head. But jere tou go children, take these fun chemicals.

  111. calli

    Where exactly do you think religions, and beliefs came from originally?
    Sane people?

    It was always going to end here. Sigh.

    I thought you would be more unpredictable.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    We agree on something, Stimpy.

    Drugs are a lot cheaper than a trip to Sri Lanka on a boat though.
    In my experience, the best, cheapest, and most surefire way to find yourself is to simply look in the mirror.
    And in the faces of the people who interact with you daily.
    That will tell you everything you need to know.

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s the conflicting ‘wahs’ of I want the freedom to make an individual decision to take drugs but it’s the Governments’ fault for not holding my hand each step of the way, that give me the shits.

    It’s the government’s fault for creating a marketplace that can only be serviced by criminals.

    Of course you would expect to be turned away from a hospital if you damaged yourself from smoking or from alcohol right? can’t have the taxpayer foot the bill for self inflicted damage right?

  114. Mother Lode

    There must be real fear in the UNiparty ranks over the disaffection of voters because of their collective treachery.

    Perhaps he is just trying to get people to focus on the fact the ‘independents’ have an strangely unaccountable propensity to just side with Labor.

    And it actually saves money – faux independents will break Labor’s way, but will demand what money and favours they can before doing what they were going to do anyway. Labor doesn’t cavil to shovel public money – they see public money as all theirs and the wallet is bottomless.

  115. Baldrick

    Hang tight. The God botherers are back.

  116. calli

    It’s the government’s fault for creating a marketplace that can only be serviced by criminals.

    A bit like coathanger alleys.

    That worked out well too.

  117. Myrddin Seren

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland

    An endless black hole of taxpayers’ money and debt which will doubtless end up enriching some key members of Maaaates-Are-Us Inc.

    But Shorten is seen to be ‘progressive’ on alternate energy* and you can kiss Adani goodbye.

    * the Nein reporterette mentioning this I saw, who is on the campaign trail with Bill, was so excited by this announcement I thought she was going to launch some party poppers and do a happy dance.

    For the Media Party – it is 100% ‘It’s Time’ in both NSW and Federal elections; and Electricity Bill is the New Socialist Messiah.

    The Media Party is now definitely ‘a thing’ and doing a full court press to get Labor across the line.

  118. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    42m
    China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal, and stop playing around!

  119. Nick

    It’s the government’s fault for creating a marketplace that can only be serviced by criminals.

    Drug testing kits aren’t available for individuals to buy in a free market themselves ?

  120. Top Ender

    Landed at Melbourne airport after several weeks in the USA.

    Virgin Australia take over an hour to unload the final 1/5 of the bags.

    Uber prices approximately 40% more expensive here. Probably because the roads are not as free-flowing.

    If there’s one thing the Yanks do well it’s flyovers and freeways. Didn’t spot a toll road once.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    I was going to rant on the use of GC-MS for testing rave pills, but it’s futile.

    What I’ll say is this: how on earth will anyone be able to offer a meaningful test kit for even $20? Are the kids going to stump up $20 and a chunk of the pill they just bought? A single sample GC-MS assay from a lab by comparison would cost maybe $200.

    As for the accuracy they may as well use one of those fake bomb detectors that the Iraqis were taken in by.

    And then what happens when someone tests a pill, takes it and ends up a high-care vegetable? The test kit provider is going to have their arse sued off. Who pays for that?

    The lack of science understanding is behind this stupid issue. No wonder the pollies and plebs get fooled by climate shonks.

  122. struth

    Ecstasy is used to enhance the experience, like putting a big fat turbocharger on a motor it takes what would be a fun experience and amps up it an order of magnitude into the most incredible experience that is simply not imaginable.

    Good Moaning.
    This is your typical druggies description.
    What a crock of shit.
    When reality is taken from you via a drug and the drug decides when you can have reality back, that is not a good situation, let alone turbo charging up fun.
    It’s called peer pressure and it’s bullshit.
    It’s also the drug of a lost generation of kids decimated by a Marxist education system desperately searching for their own moment in the sun, their own “times” and fall prey to all those that serve up the shit to them that is a music festival, (that has no music)
    Those music festival beneficiaries are laughing all the way to the bank, on the misery and death of lost children who have been let down.
    I ask you, who here would be involved in organising such an event knowing what you are doing to young people , emotionally and physically, to make money?

    I could argue being half pissed elevates the fun I’m having, that it turbocharges my fun, blah blah, and in away that might be true , but in the back of my mind I know I can’t immediately sober up, and therefore this “turbocharged hit” is lessened significantly.
    That’s not to say I don’t enjoy being half pissed, but that’s only because I’m trying to find others around me interesting, it helps me like people, and being Australian have grown up with the culture, right or wrong, not because I’m having such a wow of a time I think I’ll add alcohol!

    No drug amplifies fun when you know you are under it’s influence and cannot stop being so the instant you don’t want to be, if your being truthful to yourself.

    Even the really good ones they give you at hospital!

    These drugs are illegal, and even if they are not, be fucked if my taxes should go to testing the frigging things.

    If some drunk is wondering around with illegal home made high proof spirits, wiping himself out, are people saying we should test the alcohol content and then give it back to him, or try to find out who is producing the high octane throat burner in the first place?

    Maybe if we took the arseholes that are booking people for doing one kilometre an hour over the speed limit and gave them actual police work to do, none of this would be an issue.
    I know how I’d wish my taxes to be used.
    But pill testing is a joke and it is only virtue signalling and government thinks it’s a great idea, as it grows government and government control, but it’s a step to far in the responsibility for ensuing deaths that’s got them hesitant, and absolute virtue signalling grandstanding cock smokers like Coshie are pushing them.
    What a mess this country is.

  123. Roger

    “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth who bandy together.”

    Let me guess: This was said by either a senior police officer or a criminologist.

  124. calli

    Didn’t spot a toll road once.

    Good for you! Budget tried to scam us on a “universal toll” fee. I declined, saying I’d set the GPS for “avoid toll roads”.

    Some avoidance – there were none in our almost 6,000km road trip!

    Until DFW – so I snuck down the service road beside the tollway, straight to the bowsers for the final refill.

    Take that! , Budget scammers!

  125. Snoopy

    Lots of enhanced photos of the blood moon on the teev. #FakeNews

  126. Mother Lode

    David Koch offers to set up his own pill-testing station at a rave at his own expense.

    I can imagine a little stall with Kochie’s novelty shop head, mouth agape, sticking through a wall, revolving to and fro like the Laughing Clowns you used to see at the Easter Show.

    I remember seeing him ‘interviewing’ Brendan Nelson just prior Howard’s last election. Also there was some female Labor drone or other.

    Nelson was trying to explain the Coalitions’ health policy, but Kochie had some other idea for a policy and the whole spectacle reduced to him challenging Nelson to accept his policy. The Labor drone was all excited and hinted non-committingly to Kochie that Labor would take his points on board – which flattery made him even more excited.

    After that, any pity I might have felt for sadism nature had inflicted upon his head, his voice, his intellectual mediocrity – all of it evaporated.

  127. MatrixTransform

    It’s the government’s fault for creating a marketplace that can only be serviced by criminals

    it is always somebody’s fault right?

    Legal or not at present you are, in a practical sense, free to dose up on anything you prefer.

    Who can say … but its hard to escape the fact that here we are listening to the ramblings of a drug effected mind.

    I’d suggest that in your state one should not be allowed to drive, operate heavy machinery, or perhaps comment in a forum.

    Also known associations with a criminal element dont do your social standing any favours. To be honest you probably have been better off lying and telling everybody you were clean, sober, and sound of mind before arguing your case.

    Lastly, your word cannot be trusted in the sense that we cannot tell if for instance you arent an importer, distributor or manufacturer … or worse one who stands to profit from the proposed testing regime.

    See mate, you’ve done yrself a disservice

    …in pretty much the same way taking the mind-benders does in the first place

  128. Roger

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland

    Has Bill consulted on this with the black throated finch recovery group?

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    It was always going to end here. Sigh.
    I thought you would be more unpredictable.

    How exactly do you know Jesus wasn’t mentally ill AND the Son of God?

    How exactly do you know God isn’t mentally ill?

    Again, who does God always talk to first?

    Not rocket science people.

    😁

  130. woolfe

    For some reason the US Electronic visa site won’t recognise the copy of my passport. Anyone else have this problem? Also notice they now want any Social Media ID ie Facebook in the application form!

  131. Snoopy

    The lack of science understanding is behind this stupid issue. No wonder the pollies and plebs get fooled by climate shonks.

    It’s no surprise that Kochie believes both in CAGW and pill testing.

  132. Geriatric Mayfly

    Labor’s $1b pledge to open up hydrogen industry in Queensland

    Like catching smoke. But Bill has read his Junior Woodchuck’s Guide, and discovers that Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. Therefore, exploitation is a no brainer.

  133. Twostix

    One thing about pills is when you’re on them a great deal of the feeling is simply a placebo that you have been preprogrammed to think you should feel.

    We can see that by the fact that most aren’t really mdma instead being cheap shit amphetamines and bath salts.

    Yet retard middleclass kids take this shit then run around the valley hugging each other pretending to be feeling euphoric and ammmmmaaazzzing when on inside they’re climbing the walls with a hollow feeling of terror and paranoia.

    It’s hilarious.

  134. stackja

    Myrddin Seren
    #2913923, posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    When will BS have his final Gough moment?

  135. stackja

    Twostix
    #2913942, posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:56 am

    And these retard middleclass kids have the vote?

  136. Leigh Lowe

    I can imagine a little stall with Kochie’s novelty shop head, mouth agape, sticking through a wall, revolving to and fro like the Laughing Clowns you used to see at the Easter Show.

    It says a lot about financial illiteracy in this country that Koch-head can be described as a “finance guru”.
    He basically forged a career out of …
    “Pay your credit card on time to avoid interest costs”;
    “If we think interest rates will go up you may be better off on a fixed rate.”
    “Paying more into super will increase your retirement benefits.”

  137. Zyconoclast

    Talk of a four billion dollar fine for facebook for data breaches.

    What if Trump says the fine frees up enough money to be moved in to build the wall?.

    That should be enough money to build a 1.2 meter high white picket fence along the entire length of the Mexican border.

  138. MatrixTransform

    Like catching smoke

    notoriously difficult to hold that gas in anything.

    maybe Im wrong but I believe there’s more hydrogen in a litre of petrol that there is in a litre of liquid hydrogen

  139. stackja

    Leigh Lowe
    #2913945, posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Koch-head knows his audience. And Kerry Stokes?

  140. Mother Lode

    I assume Shorten has heard that you can make fuel cells that use hydrogen so electric cars will be able to run on clean Hydrogen and the exhaust is delicious H2O.

    Australia will be an alternative energy superpower!!!

    I would love to meet one of his political advisors (spotty little 20-yo dweebs they are) and hint at the energy storage potential of rubber bands.

  141. Snoopy

    Would the world economy miss Christine Lagarde?

  142. MatrixTransform

    Bikini climber

    what? … no photos of her Plunging Neckline ?

  143. mh

    Alyssa Milano

    @Alyssa_Milano
    The red MAGA hat is the new white hood.

    Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.

  144. stackja

    Video captures vicious road rage brawl at Earlwood
    Henry Lynch, The Daily Telegraph
    39 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    A shocking case of road rage is seen at an intersection in Sydney’s Earlwood. Picture: Seven News

    One of the men, understood to be a freight truck driver, can be seen raining blows on a shirtless man, and is only stopped when a bystander physically restrains him.

    The truck driver returns to his vehicle before the other man, believed to be the driver of a ute, angrily approaches the truck window.

    It is not yet known what sparked the shocking brawl.

    The driver’s freight company has been approached for comment.

  145. Roger

    How exactly do you know Jesus wasn’t mentally ill AND the Son of God?

    If he was the Son of God then he shared the attributes of God (see below), which exclude illness of any kind.

    How exactly do you know God isn’t mentally ill?

    It would be contrary to his nature.

    All illness is ultimately a result of the fall into sin. God cannot sin (formally known in theology as the attribute of impeccability), ergo he cannot be subject to illness.

  146. Tel

    I don’t understand why someone having a good time seems vacuous and empty to you. The only real meaning in life is the one we assign to it, some people find meaning in religion, some in science, some never find meaning in anything.

    Some people (not a small number) find their purpose in forcing other people to do what they tell them.

    This is also a drug by the way… having a sense of power and superiority over others feeds adrenaline and dopamine which rapidly becomes addictive. Getting a person out of a powerful position and back into normal society is difficult, much like inflicting cold turkey on the addict. That’s why term limits are a very good idea.

  147. stackja

    mh
    #2913953, posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Who’s the Boss?
    Widower Anthony Morton “Tony” Micelli is a former baseball player who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. He wants to move out of Brooklyn to find a better environment for his daughter, Samantha (Alyssa Milano). He ends up taking a job in upscale Fairfield, Connecticut, as a live-in housekeeper for divorced advertising executive Angela Bower and her son Jonathan. The Micellis moved into the Bower residence. Also frequenting is Angela’s feisty, sexually progressive mother Mona Robinson. Mona dates all kinds of men, from college age to silver-haired CEOs. This portrayal of a middle age woman with an active social and sexual life was unusual for television at the time.

  148. feelthebern

    There must be real progress on the NK/US front.
    Otherwise, why would the media be saying that that the real talks went on during the Obama administration.
    Seriously.

  149. Snoopy

    All illness is ultimately a result of the fall into sin.

    So how do medical interventions absent repentance work?

  150. areff

    Divine justice!

    I chucked out a lot of stale bread and the uneaten slices of a two-day old pizza. Sparrows arrived in seconds but were soon displaced by what must have been 20 indian mynahs. Kings of the roost, but not for long.

    A flight of seagulls then swooped in and drove off the mynahs. Cleaned the entire backyard in 15 seconds flat.

  151. C.L.

    Trump mustn’t believe his own dumb luck sometimes.
    Mrs Ginsburg is not long for this life, Trump’s base wants a good Christian jurist to replace the amoral old bat and the left decides to launch an anti-Christian jihad in preparation for what’s to come. That’s unlosable gold in America.

  152. Top Ender

    Took a few good books overseas…one of them Brideshead Revisited.

    Have refused to see the film version which came out some years back, preferring instead the original Granada television series from the late 1970s.

    Waugh chucked in enough to make it possible there was a sexual relationship between Sebastian and Charles. Was he having a lend of all the readers, or not? This article thinks it was there…

  153. calli

    I reiterate. It always ends this way.

  154. Nick

    Areff, a reasonable read is ‘the rules of backyard cricket’, set initially in Footscray in the 197o’s

  155. Roger

    So how do medical interventions absent repentance work?

    They form part of God’s ordinary gracious dealings with the world (in distinction from his extraordinary, i.e. miraculous, dealings).

    Likewise God sends the rain and sunshine on the just and the unjust, to bless them both.

    Repentance is necessary for spiritual life, but not for earthly life, which is a gift.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    A flight of seagulls then swooped in and drove off the mynahs.

    Glad something can do unto mynahs. I throw stuff at ’em, the kookaburras dive-bomb them loudly and the magpies and noisies chase them. None of it works, they just keep coming back.

    Cockroaches may survive the nuclear exchange but the mynahs will eat them all.

  157. C.L.

    Any adult who decides to eat MDMA + a bikie’s laundry Omo at a dance party (LOL) doesn’t deserve any more sympathy than the bad drunk who king hits a pedestrian. Twostix is right. The Kochie crowd of Bidenesque perverts and Dad-pundits agitating for testing are just creepy bugmen.

  158. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    And these retard middleclass kids have the vote?

    Who do you think is driving the legalisation of marijuana? millennials. genZ won’t be far behind.

    As was said, it’s a cultural thing. you grow up with ciggies and booze and its culturally acceptable, despite the enormous human cost.

    Projecting prohibition morality on the next generation is a way for the current generation’s to repent for its own sins.

  159. struth

    What we see in the USA is just how far the left have progressed without fightback.

    Just how much damage can be done to a nation who’s education system is controlled by Marxist, anti western shit.
    Just like here, but we have no one fighting back.

    Sco Mo, you useless fat fuck, be gone.
    You spineless baboon for the global socialist cause.

  160. dover_beach

    So how do medical interventions absent repentance work?

    Roger used the qualifier ultimately, which means that although medical interventions can be an efficacious means of treating disease and injury, the fact that they are necessary at all is because of the Fall.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    I reiterate. It always ends this way.

    You have faith in certainty, I have faith in the certainty of possibilities.

    It’s a wonderful world full of wonderful people!!!

  162. C.L.

    Think of the pro-testers as Joe Biden and the pill takers as little girls whose faces he’s stroking and whose hair he’s sniffing. In fact, that’s also a serviceable way of looking at Safe Schoolers and Daniel Andrews – as well as the ‘transgender’ children boosters.

  163. “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all
    Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall “

  164. “There are no more African gangs than there are other groups of dissafected youth …

    The number of African gangs is not an issue.
    The number of members of African gangs is another matter.

  165. calli

    I read the book, but after seeing the series, TE.

    Waugh was a very careful writer, and he allows the reader to see what they want to see. The likeness bewteen Sebastian and Julia is a hint, not so much of an original sexual relationship with Sebastian but certainly an infatuation. The transferance to a more socially acceptable object is pretty common.

    It used to be called a “crush”.

    These days you’d be labelled either homosexual or have yor goolies chopped off.

  166. stackja

    Have BS gas advisers heard of Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937?

  167. struth

    Zippy, you’re twisting things out of all logic because of your love of party drugs.

    What a cross to nail yourself on.

    If you want to kill yourself on them, go ahead.
    If you want to smoke cigarettes, go ahead.
    Wipe yourself out on booze, go ahead.
    It’s no business of the government and if we didn’t have a socialist health system your insurance would be paid accordingly.

  168. calli

    Sorry. Transferal.

    Which is a nice, neat pun for cruel contemporary solutions to a temporary problem.

  169. struth

    Why are the disaffected youth so racist?

    They only admit black Africans into their gangs?

  170. areff

    Thanks, Nick. Will consult it.

  171. calli

    You have faith in certainty, I have faith in the certainty of possibilities.

    Perhaps having faith in one I have faith in both.

  172. Andreas

    As was said, it’s a cultural thing. you grow up with ciggies and booze and its culturally acceptable, despite the enormous human cost.

    Yes let’s make a whole bunch of other drugs legal and culturally acceptable so they too can have an enormous human cost.

  173. Roger

    Repentance is necessary for spiritual life, but not for earthly life, which is a gift.

    I could phrase that better:

    Spiritual life is also, of course, a gift.

    This earthly life is a gift in the order of creation, spiritual life is a gift in the orders of redemption and sanctification – the classification of the orders here is typical in theology and follows the order of the Apostles & Nicene creeds.

  174. C.L.

    I’m a fan of Prince Philip but nearly killing somebody in a car crash one day and then zooming out on the roadways the following day in a brand new replacement Land Rover – at the age of 97 – is just stupid and arrogant. He needs to hand in his licence. The woman wants him charged and there is nothing unreasonable about that.

  175. areff

    Were our masters to allow air rifles and put a bounty on mynahs, they’d be controlled inside a year. That would be too simple, however. More likely is that some catastrophian will bag a seven-figure ARC grant to expose the relationship between mynahs and climate change.

  176. calli

    Since some here are re-living their glory days at jump-up-and-down shake-it-and-watch-it-fizz dance parties, and areff has given us nature red in tooth and claw…it’s time for:

  177. stackja

    Bettina Arndt
    ‏@thebettinaarndt
    18 hours ago
    Interesting article about why the mainstream media has been so captured by the feminist narrative.

  178. thefrollickingmole

    areff

    My dad heard an “expert” claiming more crows in towns was because of… DUN DUN DUN… Global warming.
    There was an hour or so devoted to it with lots of “sciencey” evidence.

    Dad deconstructed it by pointing out any crow in town up until about 1985 or so would have been like a daylight bombing raid over Berlin in 1942 with the amount of .22 and air rifle lead being flung at it.

  179. areff

    Mynahs having a bad day. Pair of ravens just arrived and are finishing off the second course, which the mynahs denied all the other birds. Meanwhile, little corellas are in the almond tree and maintaining a running and raucous commentary on the venality of lesser birds.

  180. calli

    Plant expensive lilies that only flower once a year.

    That will lure in the corellas.

  181. Mother Lode

    It is also not just how many of the kids are in gangs (although if you get the same number of gangs from one population and another ten times its size, then there is definitely something wrong with the smaller population), but also the crimes they commit and against whom.

    If they spend their time clobbering, slashing and mutilating each other then fine – go to it. Perhaps we can get their knives tested.

    But if they are preying on ordinary people on trains and in their homes then it is another matter.

    The political class can’t stand these distractions from their politicking. Ordinary people are so needy!

    You create allegiance above your sworn allegiance to protect humanity. You shall not care for them, or acknowledge their pain. There lies the madness.

  182. Roger

    You have faith in certainty, I have faith in the certainty of possibilities.

    Stimps, the object of faith for Christians is God as revealed in Jesus Christ, not certainty as such.

    That faith gives us the assurance or certainty that God is favourably disposed to us, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to live our lives and make decisions like others. And while the Christian seek guidance from God’s word and prays about decisions, I’d be cautious about anyone who too easily claims “God told me…”.

    Faith ordinarily doesn’t work like that, we still, as Paul put it, “see through a glass darkly”.

  183. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Zippy, you’re twisting things out of all logic because of your love of party drugs.

    I stopped party life in the late 90s. It’s not me that twisting things out of all logic, all I’m saying is mdma is no more dangerous than alcohol. It’s demonisation hasn’t worked and is never going to work, better to remove the criminal element. Why that invokes such an emotional response…

  184. areff

    Did the climate guru take into account the amount of road kill that sustains crows and ravens?

  185. struth

    As was said, it’s a cultural thing. you grow up with ciggies and booze and its culturally acceptable, despite the enormous human cost.

    None of the kids taking party drugs drink or smoke either!!!

    Here’s the problem.
    Wherever there is too much control over people, they turn to drugs more.
    For example, most countries treat their citizens like adults and grog can be bought anywhere, no restrictions like here.
    Look at aboriginal communities.

    Australian’s terrible drug and alcohol habits stem from being regulated up the kazoo, and life being dead fucking boring because of it.
    Our young need to die stacking themselves into the backs of utes, getting accidentally shot while hunting boar, falling out of tree houses, etc etc.
    A lack of cultural belonging etc, caused by the evils of Marxist multiculturalism also is drug deadly.

    Here’s where our drug problems stem.

    They’re bored into drugs because the government has too much control

  186. dover_beach

    I reiterate. It always ends this way.

    Quite. It brings to mind a comment by machinephilosophy in one of Feser’s recent posts, Materialism subverts itself:

    One problem here is that when someone states that all is illusion, the illusion itself gets treated as if it is real, yet the illusion mongers give that a pass.

    Ditto for theory choice, supervisory standards for adjudicating whether or not materialism/determinism etc. are “true” etc.

    There’s a reason why self-reference, background criteria, and the supervisory nature of theory choice analysis issues are almost universally avoided. The non-theists are running a huge 3-century-old scam, and all their unargued BS universal claims are merely a means of deflecting attention away from the fact that they’re never going to talk about their own most basic assumptions.

    A couple of magic questions to always keep in mind are:

    What about that statement itself? and

    How does that universal claim impact its own truth?

    Here’s Ed doing his General Patton thing using much the same refutational algorithm:

    “If we have no reason to believe that what we regard as necessary truths of logic and mathematics actually reflect mind-independent reality, then we have no reason to regard any of our philosophical or scientific arguments as formally valid, and thus no reason to regard them as giving us true conclusions. But that includes the arguments of those who cast doubt on necessity on philosophical or scientific grounds.”

  187. Tel

    Yes let’s make a whole bunch of other drugs legal and culturally acceptable so they too can have an enormous human cost.

    Totally dishonest and I think you know why.

  188. areff

    Plant expensive lilies that only flower once a year.

    My apricot trees have already accomplished that. I saved only enough to make just one pig pot of jam this year, the lorikeets got most of them, with the corellas swooping in for the leftovers.

  189. stackja

    Dad of tragic Anna Wood says there’s no way to know drugs are safe
    Janet Fife-Yeomans and Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    January 3, 2019 10:02am
    Subscriber only
    The father of Anna Wood, whose 1995 death alerted Sydney to the dangers of using Ecstasy, has slammed the idea that pill testing would make drug-taking safer.

    Anna, 15, and three mates all took the same tablets at a Sydney rave in October 1995. Her friends survived but Anna died three days later.

  190. stackja

    US uni to cover up Columbus murals
    Associated Press
    January 22, 2019 9:31am

    The University of Notre Dame in Indiana will cover up murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America following criticism they depict Native Americans in submissive poses before white European explorers.

    The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the US during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment.

    But they conceal another side of Columbus: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans , said the Reverend John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame.

  191. calli

    Why that invokes such an emotional response…

    My wallet is invisibly connected to my tear ducts.

  192. stackja

    Fortune teller charged over alleged sexual assault of teenaged girl

    Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:55:26 AM

    A man, who purports to be a fortune teller, will face court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a young girl in Sydney’s south west at the weekend.

    Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation on Sunday (20 January 2019) after receiving reports a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by an unknown man earlier in the day.

    With the assistance of interpreters, investigators spoke with a 31-year-old man at a business on Macquarie Street, Liverpool, before executing a crime scene warrant.

    About 6pm yesterday (Monday 21 January 2019), investigators were alerted by the Australian Federal Police that the man was at Sydney International Airport and attempting to board a plane to Singapore.

    The man was arrested and taken to Mascot Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of intentionally sexually touch child under 16 years of age, and three counts of aggravated sexual assault-victim under the age of 16 years.

    Police will allege in court that the man approached the girl and offered her free fortune telling services before sexually assaulting her in the business premises.

    The man, who is an Indian National, was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 22 January 2019).

    Inquiries are continuing.

  193. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Yes let’s make a whole bunch of other drugs legal and culturally acceptable so they too can have an enormous human cost.

    That’s actually a very good point and I have thought about this a lot. The reality is that a wide range of drugs are already widely available. The war on drugs hasn’t worked, the human cost is already there and made far worst by the criminal element. Some drugs are relatively harmless, some are not.

    I’ve come to the conclusion it as far more rational to treat it as a public health issue than to criminalise recreational users.

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Former Malcolm Turnbull adviser will run against Tony Abbott as an independent in Warringah

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    2 hours ago January 22, 2019
    126 Comments

    Alice Thompson, a former senior adviser to Malcolm Turnbull, will run against Tony Abbott as an independent in the NSW seat of Warringah.

    Ms Thompson, who was the infrastructure adviser to the former prime minister, said she was running to “stop Tony’s mission to be leader of the Liberals and prime minister”.

    “I’m not just doing this to stop Tony’s mission to be leader of the Liberals and prime minister, I’m running because I have good ideas for Warringah and the nation and a track record of getting things done in government for the public interest,” Ms Thompson, a former KPMG director, tweeted this morning

    “For 25 years Warringah missed out on vital infrastructure (dollars) while population grew. I’ve seen firsthand how capable independents deliver for communities in safe seats and unblock reforms. I know how to do this and will get Warringah’s fair share of attention.”

    Mr Abbott holds the seat, which has voted conservative since 1922, with a margin of about 15 per cent.

    Indigenous broadcaster and mental health educator Susan Moylan-Coombs has already put her hand up for Warringah, inspired by the success of independent Kerryn Phelps, who won Mr Turnbull’s old seat of Wentworth from the Liberals.

    From the Oz. Lord Waffles toxic legacy lingers on.

  195. Helen

    Mr Brolga was here this morning, with Mrs Brolga, and baby brolga, a ball of grey fluff about the size and shape of a chook. Looked so out of place with these tall graceful birds, but it must be theirs as they are very protective, displaying at any weaners that showed interest. They took Fluff of to the billabong and out of harms way, they strolling elegantly, he tripping along at their feet. He hasnt got his long legs, yet, and his beak is quite short.

    I saw him made, when they mated, he keeping his weight light by half flying whilst she, on her stilt legs held them both. Quite impressive manouvering with their long long legs to be sucessful. But they were, and Fluff is the evidence.

  196. MatrixTransform

    far more rational to treat it as a public health issue

    …like smoking, vaping or speeding?

    Toward Zero … km/hr

  197. Old School Conservative

    The man was arrested

    I’m surprised he didn’t see this coming.

  198. stackja

    Scott Morrison to parachute former Labor boss Warren Mundine into …
    https://www.illawarramercury.com.au › News › Latest News
    18 mins ago – Former ALP boss Warren Mundine will be the Liberal candidate for the seat of Gilmore. Picture: Pat Scala. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will …

  199. Mother Lode

    From the Oz. Lord Waffles toxic legacy lingers on.

    He is the particularly unpleasant in the down-going express elevator that is the Liberal party.

  200. stackja

    Former Labor National President Warren Mundine looks set to accept …
    9news.com.au-7 minutes ago
    “We will lose Gilmore unless someone like Warren stands,” one NSW Liberals source said. 9News understands Mr Mundine contacted NSW .

  201. thefrollickingmole

    Did the climate guru take into account the amount of road kill that sustains crows and ravens?

    No that would have harshed his mellow…
    Poor starving crows forced into the citys and towns by the terrible terrible heat..

  202. Makka

    Judith Sloan;

    The WEF typically puts out some serious-sounding reports before Davos, including surveys of ordinary folk around the world (do they know any?) as well as of company executives. The results always accord with the pres­umptions that globalisation and high rates of immigration are good and that nationalism is simply a form of destructive populism that must be rejected.

    This year’s survey of ordinary folk revealed that most respondents (57 per cent) believe immigration is mostly good for the receiving country. According to this dubious survey, North Americans (66 per cent) and people from South Asia (72 per cent) are particularly supportive.

    But these results do not mesh with the more reliable Pew Research Centre.

    Its worldwide survey undertaken in 27 countries last year found “a median of 45 per cent say fewer or no immigrants should be allowed to move to their country, while 36 per cent say they want about the same number of immigrants. Just 14 per cent say their countries should allow more immig­rants.”

    Moreover, support for immigration has fallen sharply during the past several years, including in Australia. But it’s not the Davos message…

    It is the most compelling example of the conceit of the well-heeled elite lecturing to the masses about the value of globalisation and open borders while feathering their own nests by cooking up new forms of crony capitalism to rip off taxpayers and consumers. All in the name of doing good and saving the planet, you must understand.

    Davos, Bilderberg et al, they are all at it. Using position, influence , family and money to herd governments into the space that affords them ( the elites) the best access to our hard earned. Open borders, the AGW scam, globalist trade and industry deals, the EU project, taxation….. the bugmen are at our pockets 24/7, no let up.

  203. bespoke

    If Warren Mundine joins just maybe they have chance of redemption.

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    Perhaps having faith in one I have faith in both.

    No you don’t.
    You don’t have faith in any of the possibilities I present.
    You only have faith in your own certainty.
    Whereas I am certain and have faith that anything is possible.

    What if mental illness is and always has been God’s attempt to communicate with humanity?

    It certainly puts a different spin on things,
    doesn’t it?

    😁

  205. Mother Lode

    He is the particularly unpleasant fart in the down-going express elevator that is the Liberal party.

    I am a delicate soul that subconsciously shies from unpleasant words.

    It is so fucking annoying sometimes.

  206. The solution indian mynahs is higher speed limits and busier roads.
    When a mynah becomes roadkill, one or more of its friends will eat it.
    When part or all of feasters become roadkill, the cycle continues.

    If you have a mynah problem it is due to low speed limits or traffic congestion.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    When will meth testing be available?

  208. stackja

    Huawei in unprecedented media blitz
    Sijia Jiang, Reuters
    35 minutes ago

    Huawei has launched an unprecedented public relations blitz, thrusting its low-key founder in front of international media as the Chinese telecoms firm seeks to ease concern among Western nations bent on shutting it out of their markets.

    The move, along with significant personnel change in its 300-strong corporate affairs department, comes as the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker battles fear of Chinese authorities accessing its infrastructure for espionage.

  209. Atoms for Peace

    140 km hr is the sweet spot for crows.

  210. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Dad of tragic Anna Wood says there’s no way to know drugs are safe

    I remember that one well. It was a shock to discover that water had an LD50. She died from drinking too much water. People were overheating and organisers gave out unlimited free bottled water. We started keeping tabs on how many bottles we were drinking after her death.

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    When will meth testing be available?

    You should be supporting Meth.
    It us the very model of an Artisanal Industry.

  212. stackja

    UN forecasts 3% global economic growth
    Edith M Lederer, Associated Press
    37 minutes ago

    The global economy will grow around 3 per cent annually in 2019 and 2020, but waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding prospects, the United Nations says.

  213. Makka

    When will meth testing be available?

    They’ve been testing the Perth sewerage system for years. Off the charts I’m told.

  214. thefrollickingmole

    Id be interested to know how many of these drug deaths arent “something wrong with the pill” and how many are just either an overdose (active ingredients vary between the same batch as quality control is crap), and underlying medical condition making the dead susceptible to the pills and plain old anaphalaxis?

    Given the massive number of pills ingested every weekend in Oz it does seem most deaths are actually rare.

  215. 140 km hr is the sweet spot for crows.

    R E S P E C T

  216. calli

    Here is what you said, Stimpy:

    You have faith in certainty, I have faith in the certainty of possibilities.

    It’s a wonderful world full of wonderful people!!!

    By “certainty”, I took it to mean the Christian certainty of a good, just and gracious Almighty. What other “certainty” could you have meant when you were referring to my faith?

    If my faith is founded on the character of God (including the attribute starting with a capital A), then the possibilities attached to Him are indeed endless.

    You, however, may be thinking about some other type of god. In which case you aren’t anywhere near commenting on my faith at all.

  217. Mother Lode

    Huawei has launched an unprecedented public relations blitz, thrusting its low-key founder in front of international media as the Chinese telecoms firm seeks to ease concern among Western nations bent on shutting it out of their markets.

    My way or the Huawei.

  218. Mother Lode

    The global economy will grow around 3 per cent annually in 2019 and 2020, but waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding prospects, the United Nations says.

    Let me guess: The UN is the answer.

  219. Stimpson J. Cat

    If my faith is founded on the character of God (including the attribute starting with a capital A), then the possibilities attached to Him are indeed endless.

    So you agree that God could possibly be mentally ill and so could have Jesus(or not) ?
    Or is this where the possibilities end?

  220. Fred

    I see the Reptilians are trying to ban David Icke from coming to Australia.

  221. Snoopy

    According to this dubious survey, North Americans (66 per cent) and people from South Asia (72 per cent) are particularly supportive.

    I’m surprised 28% of South Asians don’t see immigration as beneficial.

  222. Muzzlehatch

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2913899, posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Ecstasy is used to enhance the experience, like putting a big fat turbocharger on a motor it takes what would be a fun experience and amps up it an order of magnitude into the most incredible experience that is simply not imaginable. Why should that be a crime?

    MDMA doesn’t do that. More likely you were sold speed.

  223. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2914024, posted on January 22, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Risk?

  224. Eyrie

    “I’ve come to the conclusion it as far more rational to treat it as a public health issue than to criminalise recreational users.”
    The only public health issue is when their drug use risks other people, i.e. operating any kind of machinery in public, being a public nuisance, acts of aggression etc.
    Everyone has the right to go to hell by the method of their own choosing but screw worrying about the health of the users. There are enough wowsers around already.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    Because if I can have good, just, and gracious character and be mentally ill, then it is equally possible that Jesus and God could as well.
    I am made in His image, after all.
    Unless of course, I am better than them.
    And we all know that certainly isn’t true, don’t we?

    😁

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