Monday Forum: January 28, 2019

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  1. Memoryvault

    I’m 52 years old, mate.

    Geez mate. I’ve got a son almost as old as you.
    And thought you were one of us “older, more mature” crowd.

    Evening Struth.
    Just joshin.

  2. Top Ender

    Jacinta Price on the Nt News website:

    Yumi is wrong about Kerri-Anne
    JACINTA PRICE

    The handful of protesters outside the Channel 10 studios today should not have been calling for the sacking of Kerri-Anne Kennerley for telling the truth.

    They should have been calling out Yumi Stynes using the oldest and most cowardly trick in the book, shutting down debate by crying ‘racism’.

    My white grandmother — yes I had a white one who loved me, as well as a black one — used to say that patriotism is the last resort of the coward. Now accusations of racism are the first resort of the coward who doesn’t want to face the hard and terrible truth. That’s how you immediately shut down the debate, signal your own virtue and your occupation of the moral high ground, and completely discredit your opponents — that is, if they are white. This is a form of racism in itself. No folks … you don’t have to be white to be racist.

    The really dangerous racism is turning a blind eye to the facts of the matter, so that Aboriginal women, children, yes and even men, continue to suffer horrific lives.

    Aboriginal women nationally are 35 times more likely than the average to be hospitalised by DV, 80 times more in some communities, those where the old languages are still spoken and the most traditional ceremonies are still carried out.

    Nationally Aboriginal men are 23 more times more likely than the average to be hospitalised by DV. The problem is the far higher level of acceptance of interpersonal violence in our culture — yes that is part of our culture. Everybody suffers and it has to stop.

    It’s not going to stop by blaming Captain Cook and Arthur Phillip or through long term, symbolic gestures that one day, just maybe, might improve things.

    We need to make the perpetrators of today’s horrific crimes take responsibility now.

    The protesters and virtue-signallers, who are mostly white, claim to have the well being of our people at heart. They all sprout the same rhetoric. They use trigger words like ‘white privilege’ without acknowledging the huge privileges they have in comparison to the most marginalised of Aboriginal people.

    They speak the national language, have access to the media, have been educated, hold the jobs. Their message is divisive and they try to tear us apart instead of trying to bring us together to deal effectively with the crisis facing us.

    This is not about a divide between black and white. It is about the gap between the marginalised in regional Australia and the urban elite.

    I invite those people, as I have invited others, to come to remote indigenous communities — or even to towns like Alice Springs — and see the appalling domestic violence, the alcoholism, the addiction, and the sexual assault.

    Leave your fashionable homes and your chic cafes. Come and spend a few nights in the war zone of violence and degradation that is a reality for so many Aboriginal children, women and — yes — men.

    Don’t be distracted by a demand to be given a voice by government. Don’t be distracted by trendy ‘activism’ that has you marching in the streets on Australia Day while ignoring what happens every day — not just one day a year — in the streets of Alice Springs and communities like it.

    Stand up for the abused, the battered, the sexually assaulted and shout ‘Enough is enough!

    For once in this country, let the voiceless be heard. The urban elite need to take the cotton wool out of their ears and put it in their mouths.

    Jacinta Price is an Alice Springs councillor.

    Probably paywalled

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They should rip up every eucalyptus tree in Canberra & replace them with rich mahogany.

    Eucalypts are a fire-prone weed. Where possible for them to survive, plant European Ash, Oak, Larch, Birch and other lovely trees throughout the Australian landscape. And various firs and pines. Tasmania in particular grows such trees beautifully. How unnecessary to continue the plant isolation of the previous millenia in this new land, once a fire-farmed landscape of aboriginal food hunting. Bring in the aboral fruits of the world. The early ‘exotic’ tree plantings in Canberra provide a shady joy now they are full grown, but they will need replacing.

  4. JC

    Funny comments at Pocahontas’ twitter page after posting this dishonest crap.

    Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran Nathan Phillips endured hateful taunts with dignity and strength, then urged us all to do better. Listen to his words:

    Kevin Lemonaise

    I am 1/1024th in agreement with you.

    https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1086824484278095872

  5. Tel

    A lot of vicco roads that i drive on are one car width of bitumen, with oncoming traffic slowing down and moving one side of their vehicle onto the gravel.

    And on those kind of roads you generally don’t do 100kph.

    I feel OK at 80kph if it isn’t too twisty and I know the area.

  6. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awwQC-32R2k

    Kangaroos even take on the cars racing up the mountain at Bathurst.

  7. Hmm Kerry-Anne vs Yumi. I have no idea what this is about & I really don’t care at the end of the day. I zone out when I hear racism now.
    …. Now Yumi, should have stayed to the V Channel with Jabba but I guess she was on the wane so off to other adventures she went and obviously The View like shows are to her taste. As for her forays into politics they are as clueless as Kerry’s, she became the fall guy when they insulted Ben Roberts-Smith (Notice the odious Negus got off scot-free) but that doesn’t detract from the complete lack of substance on display when she goes there. She gets zapped as well.

    As you were typing that Rockdoctor, I was listening to the exchange for the first time.

    Kerry-Anne was spot on. She’s redeemed a lot of her past sins with that exchange.
    Kerry-Anne was correct, incisively so, and Yumi was weapons-grade stupid.

    Yumi’s only value to mankind is if the vacuum between her thighs is as strong as the one between her ears.
    She is thicker than most teenagers I’ve employed.

    Yumi actually had to leave Channel V. Something to do with her alarming the cooler heads in charge with the way she was encouraging dancing pre-pubescent girls to dress & act in what could be said to be a sexually provocative manner. Yumi seemed to not understand repeated directives to cease & desist.

    Yumi decided to spend more time with her family, or something.

  8. JC

    BURNT Rubber
    ‏ @KURT_bball
    Jan 23
    Replying to @SenWarren

    Elizabeth Warren actually served with Nathan in the refrigerator repair unit.
    0 replies 3 retweets 34 likes

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Also wherever possible plant some of the beautiful mahogany and sandalwood and other tropical trees of Asia. Australian cedar is not bad either; grow some more.

    Ecologies are not static things. Grow some more, different, ones.

  10. DrBeauGan

    Jacinta Price is an Alice Springs councillor.

    And my kind of gal. Telling the truth to ignorant fools.

  11. Top Ender

    Observations on a month in the USA on the highways:

    – didn’t see one speed camera

    – didn’t see one toll road

    – Ubered around places like LA, Houston and Phoenix at 70mph – flyovers galore, smooth traffic

    – courteous drivers

    – police presence minimal, but saw one driver pulled over for going too slowly

    – got the idea if a government didn’t subscribe to the idea the car is king, and travelling efficiently its queen, then they were OUT.

    Just a few impressions over six states.

  12. Roger

    Jacinta Price is an Alice Springs councillor.

    And a genuine national treasure.

  13. JC

    They are really are good.

    Todd Carter
    ‏ @Coach_CarterT
    Jan 27
    Replying to @SenWarren

    Are you and Nathan related?

    USA (‘Sarge’)
    ‏ @Dmbsr312
    Jan 23
    Replying to @SenWarren

    The difference between you and him is he actually is a Native American. #FakeIndian

    K House
    ‏ @16Krock22
    Jan 24
    Replying to @SenWarren

    Are you two related?
    2 replies 2 retweets 13 likes

  14. hzhousewife

    Ecologies are not static things. Grow some more, different, ones.

    Diversitree !!

  15. struth

    I’m ok with that providing:
    * They strictly stay on the left and leave the right hand lane for overtaking (which is the law).

    Are all trucks on two lane freeways in your world?

  16. Tel

    Yumi is wrong about Kerri-Anne
    JACINTA PRICE

    That’s pretty good actually … calling out the bullshitters. She seems pretty clued in at least as far as understanding the problems, and that’s a start.

  17. struth

    Had the same experience Top ender.
    I drove all around the western states, and down from Chicago to Memphis and Nashville and all over Canada.
    An absolute driving pleasure.

  18. Snoopy

    I’m ok with that providing:
    * They strictly stay on the left and leave the right hand lane for overtaking (which is the law).

    The right hand lane? That’s the one occupied by oncoming traffic, am I right?

  19. Tel

    Are all trucks on two lane freeways in your world?

    If there’s only one lane then some guy is going to slow you down … live with it.

    Some yokel farmer with a home made trailer has just as much right to trundle along as you do … that’s the deal. Those are called “shit roads” for a reason.

  20. struth

    Yumi personifies everything that is wrong with Australia.
    Everything.

  21. Snoopy

    Some yokel farmer with a home made trailer has just as much right to trundle along

    I think you’ll find that all trailers have to have a compliance plate fitted.

  22. JC

    Yumi personifies everything that is wrong with Australia.
    Everything.

    What the hell is a Yumi. Sounds like a uber eats competitor.

  23. struth

    Tel, when you are purposefully holding up traffic for no good reason, and thereby increasing overtaking, which is the most dangerous time of driving, then it is wrong.
    If you are towing a trailer and you can’t go any faster that is fine, but these trucks are deliberately going slower than traffic flow for grandstanding purposes and perceived fuel economy benefits. and increasing the amount of overtaking being done.
    The P platers should not be doing a different speed than the other traffic.
    Having different speed limits for different vehicles on the same road is bloody ridiculous, and dangerous, as anyone can tell you that has been on the road between Sydney and Newcastle, or Adelaide and Pt Augusta, say.
    That’s why they did away with the different speed limit for P platers in QLD.
    It was causing accidents.

    So don’t argue for the sake of it.

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  25. struth

    A yumi is a latte sipping inner city ignoramus with the lefty uniform fringe hairstyle.

  26. DrBeauGan

    I’ve seen Bess Price on bolta, and read some of what Jacinta had to say. These are tough ladies and have no time for bullshit. I admire them both. Having Jacinta take on the ghastly Yumi is a fine thing.

  27. JC

    Fucking hilarious even if not true. But my tells me some of it is.

    President Trump in 2017 asked then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) why he wasn’t more “loyal” to him, according to a new book.

    After Ryan criticized Trump’s response to a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Trump chided Ryan over the phone, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing an advance copy of Cliff Sims’s upcoming book “Team of Vipers.” Sims was formerly a White House communications staffer.

    “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your ass for decades? Because they know a little word called ‘loyalty,’ ” Trump told Ryan, according to the book.

    “Why do you think [then-Minority Leader] Nancy [Pelosi (D-Calif.)] has held on this long? Have you seen her? She’s a disaster,” Trump reportedly continued. “Every time she opens her mouth another Republican gets elected. But they stick with her . . . Why can’t you be loyal to your president, Paul?”

    Ryan said in 2017 that Trump “could have done better” in responding to the Charlottesville rally in which a counterprotester died after a self-professed neo-Nazi drove a car into a crowd. Following the rally, Trump blamed violence “on many sides.”

    Trump also criticized Ryan for denouncing Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign after the surfacing of the “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump could be heard bragging about sexually assaulting women, according to the book.

    “I remember being in Wisconsin and your own people were booing you,” Trump reportedly told Ryan. “You were out there dying like a dog, Paul. Like a dog! And what’d I do? I saved your ass.”

    The book also describes a meeting between Trump and Ryan where Trump allegedly acted uninterested when Ryan tried to explain to him the “ins and outs” of a GOP health care bill, according to the Post.

    Trump sipped on a Diet Coke, looked out the window and “stared aimlessly” while Ryan explained the bill, the Post reported according to its copy of the book. Trump eventually allegedly walked out of the Oval Office and to his private dining room, where he began watching television. He was reportedly retrieved by Vice President Pence, who convinced Trump to return to the Oval Office.

  28. struth

    If there’s only one lane then some guy is going to slow you down … live with it.

    The point being is people don’t live with it.

    We have long distances in Australia, and very slow speed limits compared to the rest of the world.
    Being slowed down to Horse and cart speed gets people pissed off, and they pass unsafely.
    Traffic needs to flow as close to possible at the same speed, with regular chances to safely overtake.
    Being a transport company and purposefully going out to hold up traffic, is disgusting.

    If Australia had an autobahns throughout it’s length and breadth, things might be able to be different, but it has mostly single lane goat tracks.

  29. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Yumi personifies everything that is wrong with Australia.

    Stynes was born in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia where she grew up with her parents, David and Yoshiko, two sisters and a brother. Her father was fifth generation Australian and her mother is Japanese.

    sometimes the they get the best from mixed race, sometimes they get the worst.

  30. struth

    White and Japanese?

    You couldn’t get more racist than the Japanese.

  31. JC

    sometimes the they get the best from mixed race, sometimes they get the worst.

    Gee and so different to having kids from the same race. Hugely different.

  32. struth

    No speed cameras in the States at all and if so very rare.
    Imagine being a yank, flying into Sydney and taking na car up to Newcastle.

    The safety cameras, the bright amber threat slogans from the government every half a k, and static signs all threatening, the idiot drivers, etc.

    It’s a fucking insane asylum.

  33. John Constantine

    50 million people in Big Australia, bankrupt and with infrastructure crumbling will not all be able to own cars.

    That simple.

    Don’t worry about electric cars all being charged at night, or robots sharing the road with people.

    Cars as a means of personal freedom are a threat to our masters.

    Davos class with helicopters and personal jets are fine, for the rest of us:

    Their lucy turnfailure’s unswerving vision of a sydney teeming with crush-packed pavements and sardine can public transport runs so much smoother once she has banned cars from the amenity of her gulag.

    Comrades.

  34. John Constantine

    https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/ngo-triggering-diesel-bans-now-eyes-speed-limit-german-autobahn

    Godless commos to cut freedom on the autobahns.

    Diesel driving bans in numerous German cities are a major blow to many car drivers, the country’s carmakers, and its leading politicians. Now, the NGO that set the ball rolling on the bans is eyeing legal steps to end the world-famous right to drive as fast as you want on large sections of the German Autobahn. Environmental Action Germany (DUH) says the introduction of a general speed limit will reduce emissions.

  35. JC

    Do illegals commit more crime in the US? It’s not as easy as one would think to figure it out, because stats aren’t collected that way. However Texas has collected such data and Texas is also an excellent marker seeing it holds an estimated 7% of illegals. Read on if you want the answer.

    https://www.city-journal.org/illegal-alien-crime-rate-data

  36. feelthebern

    “I remember being in Wisconsin and your own people were booing you,” Trump reportedly told Ryan. “You were out there dying like a dog, Paul. Like a dog! And what’d I do? I saved your ass.”

    Trump is brutal.
    I was watching some of his highlights during the republican debates this morning.
    Jeb & Rubio were almost crying.
    The Dem debates are going to be boring unless Bernie fires up.

  37. feelthebern

    Some of these are just devastating.

  38. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Diesel driving bans in numerous German cities are a major blow to many car drivers, the country’s carmakers, and its leading politicians

    the assault on diesel has already trashed the resale value of diesel cars here.

  39. Top Ender

    If Australia had an autobahns throughout it’s length and breadth, things might be able to be different, but it has mostly single lane goat tracks.

    True. In the USA, even between two smaller cities – Mobile and Montgomery, in Alabama, for example – it was three lanes each way, with divider, almost all of the distance – a distance of 169 miles.

    That was standard in every state, with flyovers for takeoffs to the smaller towns.

  40. struth

    Do illegals commit more crime in the US?

    Well seeing they’re not supposed to be there, there should be no crime committed by them and any crime that is, is not acceptable.

  41. johanna

    Interesting to read Cats’ takes on female rage.

    We Dutch gals don’t go for histrionics. Oh no.

    I can count on one hand the times I have raised my voice in an argument with a male Significant Other. And I regard those as fails on my part.

    There are three ways to deal with malfeasance by a male SO. One is to ignore. The second is to fire the offender. These options cover 98% of cases.

    The third is to quietly inflict permanent damage to career, family, etc. This requires careful thought and planning. I’ve only done it a couple of times in my life, but believe me it was effective. There are some things up with which I will not put.

  42. EvilElvis

    Imagine being a yank

    I follow a small motorcycle luggage manufacturer in the states who came over for the International Motor Show in Melbourne. First to updates where “Well, we’re in Melbourne, with my yellow vest on…” and, “we’ve waited 2 hours for a certified forklift driver to move our shipping crate. I could have moved it but it’s all about ‘safety’…”

    What a fucking embarrassment. Two off the beaten track, self sufficient, world travellers held up waiting for a tubby union hack with a ticket.

  43. twostix

    Her father was fifth generation Australian and her mother is Japanese.

    So we’ve got a half cast jap lecturing aussies about racist.

    Get the fuck out of here.

  44. struth

    The third is to quietly inflict permanent damage to career, family, etc. This requires careful thought and planning. I’ve only done it a couple of times in my life, but believe me it was effective. There are some things up with which I will not put.

    Fatal attraction types.

    Did you kill his dog?

  45. struth

    Interesting to read Cats’ takes on female rage.

    We can only but observe.
    Would you like me to start pointing out the bleeding obvious?

    Cat women aren’t so inclined, or so I thought until I read your fatal attraction admission.

  46. twostix

    The Kerri-Anne attack was the opening salvo in a new advance.

    They’re going to go for the ocker aging female white aussie icons now.

    They always go for the women, they know they’re the bulwark. They terrorised the old battle axe prole women into submission with the dozens of frontpage ‘woman goes on racist rant on train’ show trials of the 2010’s.

    Now they’re going to topple their queen.

    Whether you like her or not this is what it is. It’s going to be a battle about who owns the culture, queen Kerri-Ann or half cast weirdo japs and egyptian muslim weirdos.

    Choose.

  47. JC

    Bern

    He used to have a pink Rolls Royce that he’d park on the street in the low 60s. I think he was hanging around a cigar bar. The number plate was “Tyson”.

  48. John Constantine

    On a brighter note, a monsoon trough looks to be looming up north with enough punch to reach the Channel Country.

    [ Australias real inland sea]

    Even if it doesn’t get all of it, ten inches up in the headwaters will grow a lot of cattle feed on the way down to Lake Eyre.

    Australias cattle market looking crap, with expensive feed grain making cattle on feed looking like makework, so grassfeed would be handy.

  49. feelthebern

    Would have been great to live in NY back then.

  50. johanna

    BB – Woodward and Bernstein have epic cases of TDS. They ain’t happy with the Orange One.

    You can say that again.

    Neither of them has done anything of note since, and they have been coasting on their one Big Thing ever since.

    Nowadays they are wheeled out on Democrat media to uphold the narrative. About once a month, it is claimed that this or that is the end of Trump, and it’s just like Watergate. Cue the bobbing heads.

    Oh, well. I suppose it pays the bills.

  51. Memoryvault

    Female rage can be quite comical and entertaining for a bloke.
    It’s when they go all quiet that you need to start worrying.
    Not sulking, just quiet. It usually means they are plotting their revenge.

  52. feelthebern

    I’m having a fight with Dan Murphies at the moment.
    I won’t go into details until it’s all sorted, but they mis-priced some plonk on their website.
    I bought a cheeky 6.
    Now they’re trying to say it’s out of stock & won’t honour it.
    But they have it back up on the web site with a price that looks more correct.
    I said if they don’t come to the party it’s off to the ACCC.
    For a measly 200 buck fuck up they digging their heels in.
    If it was a little guy, I wouldn’t have done it.
    But as it’s Woollies, screw them.

  53. johanna

    Snoopy
    #2920948, posted on January 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    One thousand cattle perished over Christmas. Now another 500 dead and a further 1000 at risk.

    Where’s the RSPCA on prime time television kicking down doors with television cameras in tow?

    The properties are owned by Aboriginal corporations, not eeeevil capitalists, that’s why.

    One of the ABC stories even admits that community devision making is not conductive to running a cattle station.

    Who’d a thunk it?

  54. Infidel Tiger

    Destroy the corporatist filth Feelthebern. Destroy them!

  55. Notafan

    US federal roads are good.

    In the mid west on the plains they are very cheap to build.

    Local roads not so great.

    And in West Virginia I recall going great four lanes each way to a narrow two lane each way tunnel presumably pre war.

    Not a fun experience.

    Everything in Australia is too expensive.

  56. Notafan

    Top Ender if you want toll roads go to Illinois, they have heaps.

  57. I don’t think well see anything like Tyson again. He combined economy, speed, and power. Boxing at its finest.

  58. Top Ender

    I wonder why Notafan….I presume the states build them and then charge just like here.

    In Oz though, toll roads never seem to become non-toll roads.

    Know a bloke who moved to Sydney to work, from rural NSW.

    His daily commute changed from 12 minutes one way to 1) car to railway station, 2) train, 3) bus, 4) walk 10 mins, or taxi if wet.

    Together with insurance going up, and his wife and kids’ commute, he worked out it added $8k a year to the family outlay. Plus big chunks out of their day.

  59. zyconoclast

    I don’t think well see anything like Tyson again. He combined economy, speed, and power. Boxing at its finest.

    And a lisp. Don’t forget the lisp

    No one else will match this awesome combination.

  60. Top Ender

    New details of Gargasoulas’s criminal history were revealed in court. He was on bail and had a history of violent offending, with nine relevant cases between 2009 and 2014 includin­g five assau­lt charges, four charges of reckless conduct endangering serious injury, affra­y, escaping police custody and aggravated burglary. Court documents showed that at age 14 he brought a stick of gelignite onto school property.

    How do they sleep? The people who paroled him and bailed him, and argued for him today to NOT be locked up for life for his six guilty murder pleas?

    From the Oz article.

  61. struth

    In Brisbane, the Capalaba rd through from Rocklea to the gateway arterial was a truck route.
    The local council had signs up actually banning it as a thoroughfare and forcing trucks onto the toll rd.
    I went to go on the toll road and a mate of mine who’s family owns a very large transport company with a depot in Roclea said , what are you doing?
    He said I can go along Capalaba rd, and the signs are just bluff put there by the council, as the government had clearly stated no one would be forced to use the tolls.
    The signs are still there.
    Total corruption.
    Trucks in the know use Capalaba, while god knows how much is being made out of trucks not clued in.

  62. Makka

    Well seeing they’re not supposed to be there, there should be no crime committed by them and any crime that is, is not acceptable.

    Globalist open borders loonies often miss that point struth. Common sense isn’t their strong point.

  63. johanna

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2921019, posted on January 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    They should rip up every eucalyptus tree in Canberra & replace them with rich mahogany.

    Eucalypts are a fire-prone weed. Where possible for them to survive, plant European Ash, Oak, Larch, Birch and other lovely trees throughout the Australian landscape. And various firs and pines. Tasmania in particular grows such trees beautifully. How unnecessary to continue the plant isolation of the previous millenia in this new land, once a fire-farmed landscape of aboriginal food hunting. Bring in the aboral fruits of the world. The early ‘exotic’ tree plantings in Canberra provide a shady joy now they are full grown, but they will need replacing.

    No to the firs and pines, unless they are specimen trees weel away from a fire zone.

    But otherwise, yes.

    If you stand on the viewing platform of the Telstra tower in Canberra in Autumn, it is comparable to the scenery in the northern US and southern Canada. It is a sea of red and yellow and gold and green, a gorgeous mosaic.

    These trees are not only relatively bushfire proof, they also provide food and homes for heaps of native birds and other critters. Parrots especially thrive on the seeds of oaks, liquidambers and so on. And if you want to grow fruit trees around here, you have to be quick off the mark before the cockies and corellas get to the crop.

    There is never going to be a shortage of widowmakers in this country. The more they are displaced by better species, the better.

  64. mh

    Tyson did not fight Butterbean, though.

  65. JC

    So what, he fought Johnny Knoxville in Jackass in a department store and Butterbean knocked him out.

  66. JC

    Knoxville isn’t snoring, he’s swallowing his tongue

  67. C.L.

    New details of Gargasoulas’s criminal history were revealed in court. He was on bail and had a history of violent offending, with nine relevant cases between 2009 and 2014 includin­g five assau­lt charges, four charges of reckless conduct endangering serious injury, affra­y, escaping police custody and aggravated burglary. Court documents showed that at age 14 he brought a stick of gelignite onto school property.

    I’m always reluctant to concede it but there was something to be said for old-style police who shot men like Gargasoulas (when they “resisted arrest” etc).

  68. johanna

    struth
    #2921067, posted on January 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    The third is to quietly inflict permanent damage to career, family, etc. This requires careful thought and planning. I’ve only done it a couple of times in my life, but believe me it was effective. There are some things up with which I will not put.

    Fatal attraction types.

    Did you kill his dog?

    Of course not. I had nothing against his dog.

  69. struth

    I understand totally the lack of affection for gums.

    However, as an Australian, does not your heart notice beautiful coloured river reds in a red rock gorge, or standing solitary in a paddock?
    Does your soul not feel uplifted with the smell of eucalypt as you walk through a forest (praying the branches don’t fall on you)
    The tall eucalyptus diversicolours of the south west, and their mates the huge Marris?

    Won’t anyone think of the gumnut babies?

  70. johanna

    I am still intrigued by the alleged proponents of animal rights’ lack of interest in the two instances of cattle starving to death in northern WA. We’re not talking about a few, but hundreds of them.

    Both were on Aboriginal properties. So, no criticism.

    If the properties had been run by white folks of any description, imagine the outcry!

  71. Robber Baron

    Davos class
    We are nothing more than cattle to them.

    I lived in a Socialist dictatorship with the majority of people without drinking water and huge numbers begging on the streets while the elite live in security estates. This is Australia’s future. With no guns to fight back; it’s all over. Make an escape plan. You have no alternative.

  72. Mitch M.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/well-have-a-cure-for-cancer-within-a-year-israeli-scientists-claim/news-story/c10ab8dec4c1a2d5971f090a2280bf26

    Be skeptical about the claim but then it is from Israel and those Ash Js are devilishly clever with an average verbal IQ of 117 so I am prepared to have some faith in it. They excel in so many things and some of the biomed research that comes of Israel is brilliant and out of proportion considering it is a tiny country being hounded on all sides.

    I stumbled upon something very strange tonight. Some cancers, including the big ones(lung, bowel) are susceptible to cell death through viruses that we contract, especially measles. In one study I read that included protection up to 60 years of age. I can’t understand that, I don’t think it can be the measles virus itself but rather the antibodies generated by it. Another possibility is that measles specifically attacks damaged stem cells, which can cause cancer decades later and are now regarded as a major reason why tumours return. There is also some evidence that the measles vaccine also confers protection, which is why I think it might be antibody driven.

    Wonderful stuff. We are witnessing breakthroughs in biomedicine that won’t benefit old farts like me but those under 40 years of age will be huge beneficiaries. If you’re older there are some breakthroughs in understanding dementia and cognitive decline which could be in the clinic within the decade. I’m already adopting some strategies that the research points towards but perhaps at little late in age to benefit.

  73. Notafan

    I don’t know Top Ender.

    Roads in Illinois seem to be always under repair, hard winters.

    Iirc the interstates were build mostly in the 30s? as A Federal network and are not funded by the individual states.

    I recall paying tolls in West Virginia too.

  74. Notafan

    Lots of crappy eucalyptus where I am ATM, some fire blackened as well.

  75. Mark A

    Don’t miss the next one following.

  76. Tom

    Chris “Roy” Taylor (Melbourne Herald Sun) on the Australian summer.

  77. Mater

    I’m always reluctant to concede it but there was something to be said for old-style police who shot men like Gargasoulas (when they “resisted arrest” etc).

    They did shoot him. They’re just not real good at it.

  78. Rockdoctor

    John Constantine
    #2921073, posted on January 30, 2019 at 12:02 am

    John flew into Townsville on weekend. Cruising at 34,000ft & we sere still in cloud, the cloud was almost unbroken through the whole descent till the cloud deck which I would have put at a few thousand feet. I know in our region it is well received especially after a few dry weeks between Cyclone Penny & now… The only hassle & I can take it is the growth of mould on everything that usually follows these events from the humidity that we haven’t had to deal with for 4 or 5 years…

  79. rickw

    So what, he fought Johnny Knoxville in Jackass in a department store and Butterbean knocked him out.

    In one memorable butter bean fight I watched, he won because the opponent broke his own arm by elbowing him in the head.

  80. Diogenes

    In Oz though, toll roads never seem to become non-toll roads

    Topender,
    It does happen. The M1 from Siderney to the north used to have toll gates near where the current truck inspection stations are at Mt White. Iirc it was Greiner who got rid of them. I rember toll booths at the southern end of the SE Freeway in Brisbane ( they were when we visited in 88 and gone by the time we moved there in 91) and there used to be set on the Sunshine Motorway near Maloolaba on the Sunshine Coast iirc Joan Sheldon whose seat it was, was deputy premier & treasurer.

  81. stackja

    Fiona Onasanya: Peterborough MP jailed in speeding case
    3 hours ago

    An MP has become the first sitting member of parliament in nearly three decades to be jailed after she lied to police over a speeding ticket.

    Solicitor Fiona Onasanya had denied being behind the wheel when her car was spotted being driven at 41mph in a 30mph zone, in July 2017.

    The Peterborough MP was thrown out of the Labour Party after being convicted of perverting the course of justice.

    She has been jailed for three months after a re-trial at the Old Bailey.

    The court heard evidence Onasanya was texting as well as speeding, during the summer recess.

  82. stackja

    Drug reform campaigner Dr Alex Wodak wants MDMA to be regulated and sold in stores
    Rose Brennan, The Daily Telegraph
    January 29, 2019 9:13pm
    Subscriber only

    A leading drug reform campaigner who is pro-pill testing wants MDMA to be regulated and sold in stores such as pharmacies.

    Dr Alex Wodak, who is a ­director at think tank Australia21 which produces drug education resources for schools, believes Australians need to have a “debate” on how MDMA should be regulated.

    As one of Australia’s leading “harm minimisation” campaigners, Dr Wodak also advocates for pill testing, regulation of cannabis and the scrapping of fines for personal drug use possession.

  83. David from Canberra

    I’m reading a few articles on the merits or otherwise of a wealth tax. Given that the wealthy are uniquely able to minimise tax I thought this would be a non-starter.

    But I was intrigued by a related idea. Taxing income is also prone to unfairness and minimisation, and as an idea is relatively new. Now that 50% of taxpayers pay zero income tax should we look at other ideas?

    Is it possible to tax non-moveable assets, eg property, in such a way that it can replace income and company tax? Would this result in fewer opportunities to dodge paying tax? Is it better, from a classical liberal POV, to tax assets rather than income? Or is this a a really dumb idea?

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’m already adopting some strategies that the research points towards but perhaps at little late in age to benefit.

    can you post a summary?

  85. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    But I was intrigued by a related idea. Taxing income is also prone to unfairness and minimisation, and as an idea is relatively new. Now that 50% of taxpayers pay zero income tax should we look at other ideas?

    there’s your problem right there, representation without taxation and handouts. raise taxes on the middle class and cap the maximum amount of tax payable by an individual to $100k would skyrocket the economy.

  86. Property is well and truly taxed already.
    Municipal rates.
    Fire service levies.
    Stamp duty. On purchase and insurance.
    Capital gains.

  87. Woolfe

    David,
    Just stop wasting our money on dumb shit. They don’t need more revenue.

  88. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I see that Branco has picked on AOCs psycho eyes.

    thanks Tom!

  89. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    picked up

  90. vr

    This might have something to do with the predicament Fryer’s finds himself in. See article above.

    That July 2017 analysis “stoked a national debate” by finding no evidence of racial bias in police shootings, as the Times stressed in the first paragraph of its December 14 article portraying Fryer as a rampant sexual harasser. This, Fryer emailed me, was a signal by the Times to progressive readers that “he’s not one of us.” He explained: “To make me seem less human they highlighted the part of my research that was the most controversial and failed to mention that the same paper also found racial bias in the form of huge racial differences on lower-level uses of force.”

    The Times’ virtue signaling achieved its purpose. An Afrocentric magazine’s article on the sexual harassment allegations, for example, began: “The Harvard professor whose false and misleading research is routinely cited by white people now says that a sexual-misconduct investigation by Harvard University and the state of Massachusetts is based on false and misleading evidence.”

  91. Mother Lode

    Ryan said in 2017 that Trump “could have done better” in responding to the Charlottesville rally in which a counterprotester died after a self-professed neo-Nazi drove a car into a crowd. Following the rally, Trump blamed violence “on many sides.”

    Did the guy claim to be a neo-Nazi? (Does anyone actually say that?)

    Trump also criticized Ryan for denouncing Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign after the surfacing of the “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump could be heard bragging about sexually assaulting women, according to the book.

    And so seamlessly does the carefully re-framed story become history.

    My recollection is that Trump said these groupies would let you walk right up to them etc. So, even though he stated that these women would let you (i.e. consent) it is still assault as far as the myth-makers are concerned. Add to this that what he said sounds to me more like a guy exaggerating to make a point. If he wanted to emphasise how available these groupies made themselves he may well have said that they would let you walk up to them and grab them by the pussy.

    I have also heard fishermen saying that a spot is so good that they just backed up the car and opened the boot and the fish just jumped in. Cliff Sims, your new book on fishing awaits.

  92. Entropy

    Is it possible to tax non-moveable assets, eg property, in such a way that it can replace income and company tax? Would this result in fewer opportunities to dodge paying tax? Is it better, from a classical liberal POV, to tax assets rather than income? Or is this a a really dumb idea?

    Headline: Sweet little old lady forced out of her home of 50 years by harsh, uncaring David of Canberra Government.
    I don’t think it would be feasible. A better way would be to have a low, as close to flat rate tax as politically possible on income but with no deductions.

  93. Mater

    Seriously. Talk about doubling down on dumb.

    The energy bill from last week’s heatwave has been revealed with Victoria and South Australia spending $1.1 billion during 48 hours of scorching weather.

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ response to last week’s power struggles was that it had reiterated the need to push towards more renewable energy sources.

  94. a low, as close to flat rate tax as politically possible on income but with no deductions.

    oh noes! wont someone think of all the unemployed accountants that would make! /sarcoff

    problemo #1, the tax bureaucrats lose their jobs

  95. stackja

    Rita Panahi: Police inaction a green light for violence
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    January 29, 2019 8:37pm
    Subscriber only

    Victoria Police’s risk-averse approach to policing is not only letting down the community but also emboldening criminals and leading to dangerous vigilantism.

    This is what happens when a police force becomes a police service after years of being weakened and politicised by practices adopted by former chief commissioner Christine Nixon and her successors.

    We often hear police command speak of a zero-tolerance approach to lawless thugs but their actions don’t match the tough rhetoric.

    The latest trouble started when two teenage boys, Xavier and Ricky, were set upon by a group of 20 African-Australian youths who robbed and bashed the pair outside Wyndham Vale station despite the presence of armed protective services officers.

    “He’s turned to jelly,” Xavier’s father, Anthony Ferrari told the Herald Sun. “They made him unclip his necklace. They then made him access his Apple ID on the phone to disable his Apple ID, and then made him disable his face recognition and fingerprint ID on the iPhone.”

    This isn’t simply a white-versus-black clash. Both victims come from ethnically diverse backgrounds, though most of the vigilante mob following the attack were caucasian.

  96. Just witnessed Kooyong hopeful Oliver Yates on SKY.
    A more odious opportunist you could not imagine.
    Jayes and Gilbert asked him why he was ever a member of the Liberal party, considering his over eager take down of it’s policy platform.
    I know this one.
    Pure self interest.

  97. calli

    can you post a summary?

    Seconded!

  98. Diogenes

    Stackja,
    there was a story on ACA last night (yes I know) about a guy paying 1k a day for armed guards outside his house. VicPol were approached for comment, and all they could say was ” make sure the guards have all the appropriate licences”. Then cut to 15 year old Somali girl who fears being targeted when she goes at nigh t (no comment !)

  99. stackja

    Lost Australian biscuits that we crunched, dunked then lost
    Jamie Duncan, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    There was a time when we weren’t so health conscious and a packet of biscuits was in just about every pantry in every Australian home.

    Whether it was a sweet treat you shared with your Nana over a cup of tea, or the savoury favourites with cheese and dip that were served when guests came calling, biscuits were a staple in most kitchens.

    GOLLIWOGS/SCALLIWAGS

    Maybe some biscuits are better left off the shelf, although many older Aussies might disagree in the case of this crunchy chocolate treat.

    These were discontinued years ago not because of poor sales, but because of changing social attitudes.

    Golliwogs were, as the name suggests, shaped like old-fashioned golliwog dolls complete with a chocolatey biscuit base.

    Recognising that the Golliwog name was problematic in modern Australia, the marketing boffins at Arnott’s renamed them Scalliwags.

    The trouble was that the biscuits remained in the shape of a golliwog doll, which many people now regard as racist.

  100. stackja

    Diogenes
    #2921165, posted on January 30, 2019 at 8:17 am

    My 1950s Sydney inner west suburb had people of many different backgrounds and one policeman. The streets were safe.

  101. stackja

    Victorian Police sports integrity unit swoop on Darren Weir stable
    Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, EXCLUSIVE, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Police have today swooped on the stables of top horse trainer Darren Weir.

    In a development which shapes to rock the racing world, detectives from the Victoria Police sports integrity unit moved before dawn on stables connected to the nation’s premier horseman, trainer of the 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance.

    Allegations at the centre of the inquiry have been under investigation for months.

    There have been persistent suggestions video from inside a stable of has been a key element of their investigation.

    The Herald Sun has previously chosen not to report on the inquiry because of police concerns the probe would be compromised.

    Weir, who has training facilities at Maldon, Ballarat and Warrnambool, is Australia’s most successful trainer.

  102. John Constantine

    Their South Australian Big Battery has been recharged by now.

    Was it recharged with windmills, or recharged with coal power?.

    Recharged with politically correct ruinables, or reliable cheap coal baseload?.

    Comrades.

  103. bespoke

    Mother Lode
    #2921153, posted on January 30, 2019 at 7:47 am

    It a good indicator how people are at least willfully ignorant refer to that tape as anything different to what you described. “Crass but truthful”

  104. stackja

    Jacinta Price taunted with vile abuse as she supports Kerri-Anne Kennerley in racism row
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Facebook has suspended the social media account of Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Price after she shared messages of vile abuse she received for speaking in support of Studio 10 presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley following a racism row.

    Events leading up to the incident began when TV veteran Kennerley criticised crowds who marched against Australia Day and argued they should be putting their energy towards addressing more pressing problems in indigenous communities on Monday’s show, prompting fellow panellist Yumi Stynes to label her a “racist”.

    Following this, The Daily Telegraph published an opinion piece on the debate by Price, who wrote Stynes used “the oldest and most cowardly trick in the book, shutting down debate by crying ‘racism’.”

    “The really dangerous racism is turning a blind eye to the facts of the matter, so that Aboriginal women, children, yes and even men, continue to suffer horrific lives … It’s not going to stop by blaming Captain Cook and Arthur Phillip or through long term, symbolic gestures that one day, just maybe, might improve things,” Ms Price wrote.

    But after writing the opinion piece and speaking on Studio 10 in support of Kennerley, Ms Price was inundated with vile messages from men attacking her on Facebook using violent and misogynistic language.

  105. stackja

    Warren Mundine praises Kerri-Anne Kennerley for talking about issues in indigenous communities
    Anna Caldwell, Lydia Pedrana and Jonathon Moran, The Daily Telegraph
    January 29, 2019 9:00pm
    Subscriber only

    Indigenous Leader Warren Mundine has praised TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley for opening up a much-needed discussion about social problems in remote Aboriginal communities, saying it was “stupid” to label her a racist for doing so.

    Mr Mundine’s backing came left-wing protesters stepped up their attack on TV veteran Kennerley, who on Monday issued an on-air challenge to crowds who marched against Australia Day when it comes to health, crime and social problems in Outback communities.

  106. John Constantine

    Gez, my water rates sin tax on capital are due soon.

    To be paid on all the property with full dams.

    To fund grasping and inefficient offices full of diversity godless commos.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

    Water authority sin taxes on farmland are uncapped, and any squandering of resources is sanctified as Water Safety.

  107. stackja

    Victorian Police sports integrity unit swoop on Darren Weir stable
    Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, EXCLUSIVE, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Champion Australian trainer Darren Weir and two other men have been arrested after police seized a gun and a taser during dawn stable raids.

    Detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit executed warrants at properties at Warrnambool and Miners Rest, Ballarat as part of an ongoing investigation.

    Police executed warrants from just before 6am.

  108. DrBeauGan

    But after writing the opinion piece and speaking on Studio 10 in support of Kennerley, Ms Price was inundated with vile messages from men attacking her on Facebook using violent and misogynistic language.

    That really should give people a reason to suspect Jacinta has a case.

  109. John Constantine

    Consumate voteherds politician shorten strikes again

    Responds to massive fish kills in the Murray darling basin by promising two hundred million to rewilding rivers.

    Urban rivers running through inner city electorates.

    Shorten will never have a massive fish kill in the yarra during his sack of the country.

    Comrades.

  110. Percy Popinjay

    A piece in the Oz this morning manages to describe the presentation of victim impact statements in the Bourke St massacre hearings without once mentioning the true motivation of the murderer. Lots of incoherent blathering about “mental illness” however.

    Surprised they didn’t regurgitate Vicpol’s lies about not being able to do anything to prevent the murderer reaching Bourke St in the first place, after gutlessly following the disgusting little shit around for several hours with their tails between their legs, like the whipped curs they are.

    Yellow cowardly j’ism and yet another absolute disgrace. Of course, no comments are allowed.

  111. feelthebern

    Had coffee with a mate this morning.
    A misguided mate who works for the Libs.
    He reckons that some of their numbers show that the One Nation’s vote in non metro NSW is being underestimated.
    The NSW election could be a huge earner for One Nation.
    It’s a big call, but I reckon they’ll end up with 4 in the upper house post election.
    & zero to 1 in the lower house.
    But their statewide vote to average 15-17%.
    Obviously weighted to non-metro NSW.
    Huge bucks for One Nation.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Victorian Police sports integrity unit swoop on Darren Weir stable
    Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, EXCLUSIVE, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Champion Australian trainer Darren Weir and two other men have been arrested after police seized a gun and a taser during dawn stable raids.

    Weir has upset the greenie doctor’s wives by training his ponies on the beach.

  113. stackja

    Thousands answer call to attend ‘unaccompanied’ Air Force vet’s Texas funeral

    Thousands of strangers responded to an urgent appeal to attend Monday’s funeral for an Air Force veteran from Texas.

    The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen appealed for supporters to attend the funeral of “unaccompanied” veteran Joseph Walker in a Facebook post that went viral over the weekend.

    “We are overwhelmed at all this love and support. We do NOT leave Veterans behind,” the cemetery wrote on Facebook after the service.

  114. John Constantine

    ABC push the ‘ABC conservative’ godless Stalinist rural independents as the alternative to all alternatives to the One Party State.

    Billion dollars worth of direct political support thrown behind ABC political wing candidates in electorates where the ABC has bankrupted nearly all other local commercial media.

    Comrades.

  115. areff

    A misguided mate who works for the Libs. He reckons that some of their numbers show that the One Nation’s vote in non metro NSW is being underestimated.

    Who would have thought it (not)!

  116. Snoopy

    RMIT TheirABC Fact ‘Check’ investigates.

    Will the changes (to franking credits) mostly hit low and middle-income earners, with 84 per cent on taxable incomes of less than $37,000?

    The verdict: Misleading.

    Translation? It’s overwhelmingly correct but we’re carrying water for Bill Shorten.

  117. C.L.

    Pictured: “Comedian” Dave Hughes is slowly becoming a lesbian.

    From this story about a “prank” that in any other circumstances would lead to his dismissal from any Australian network.

  118. A misguided mate who works for the Libs. He reckons that some of their numbers show that the One Nation’s vote in non metro NSW is being underestimated.

    Who would have thought it (not)!

    A substantial ON vote in NSW will ensure that Clot Morrison moves even further to the left.

  119. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another excellent story from Daniel Greenfield.

    The Media Died Last Week

  120. Geriatric Mayfly

    Their South Australian Big Battery has been recharged by now.

    Now to find someone savvy enough to put the alligator clips on the correct terminals.

  121. C.L.

    Gender-denying feminist Antifa leftist and Trump hater shot dead at a school where he was armed with a 9mm pistol, a spare mag and a rucksack filled with ammo; fired at police officer twice (unsuccessfully) before being shot in the head – in front of his young daughter.

    Look for this story to be totally and utterly ignored by the media (including the ABC and Fairfax).

  122. zyconoclast

    Proof of the divine

  123. John Constantine

    If voters in non metro australia are too deplorable to vote the right way, then obviously their literally toxic nazi holdout settlements must become host communities for mass imported refugee dispersal areas and the godless commo social workers the council will employ to service the vote plantations.

    Funded by a sin tax on racist property owners through the rates system.

    If the proles do not vote the right way, import millions more voters.

    Comrades

  124. John Constantine

    The carp killing virus could not be released because the usual suspects denounced the mass deaths of fish in a river as something that would destroy it for eternity.

    We will now see how accurate the objections were.

    [ imagine the media if Barnaby had released the carp virus, and then these current fish kills had occured. They would be weeping for shorten all day long.]

    Comrades.

  125. Roger

    I note that in Australia’s most livable city at least one resident is reduced to hiring armed security guards to protect his partner, himself and his property from groups of youths of African appearance who have damaged his car and threatened to kill him after he confronted them with a baseball bat.

    It’s just as well Melbourne doesn’t have a gang problem.

  126. Bushkid

    But after writing the opinion piece and speaking on Studio 10 in support of Kennerley, Ms Price was inundated with vile messages from men attacking her on Facebook using violent and misogynistic language.

    So let me get this straight.
    Jacinda Price has HER facebook page shut down – because others have posted abusive and misogynistic comments on itin response to here simply stating the truth?
    How about banning those making the abusive comments instead?
    This world is becoming seriously sick.

  127. C.L.

    I note that in Australia’s most livable city at least one resident is reduced to hiring armed security guards to protect his partner, himself and his property from groups of youths of African appearance who have damaged his car and threatened to kill him after he confronted them with a baseball bat.

    He should buy a hand-gun.

  128. Grigory M

    The M1 from Siderney to the north used to have toll gates near where the current truck inspection stations are at Mt White. Iirc it was Greiner who got rid of them.

    While Greiner was NSW Premier at the time, he cannot be credited with the removal of the Berowra toll gates. That was done solely to meet a condition stipulated by the Hawke Labor Government, ie. that tolls could not be imposed by the States on new Federally funded highways.

  129. Bushkid

    Mater
    #2921156, posted on January 30, 2019 at 7:53 am
    Seriously. Talk about doubling down on dumb.

    The energy bill from last week’s heatwave has been revealed with Victoria and South Australia spending $1.1 billion during 48 hours of scorching weather.

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ response to last week’s power struggles was that it had reiterated the need to push towards more renewable energy sources.

    No, you really can’t fix that level of dumb. That’s industrial strength, highest premium grade, dumb.

    Unless, of course, the intention is to utterly destroy the country, its economy and its people.

  130. Tintarella di Luna

    How do they sleep? The people who paroled him and bailed him, and argued for him today to NOT be locked up for life for his six guilty murder pleas?

    They sleep the sleep of those without a conscience, like the DPP and magistrate who released Man Monis to go on to kill Tory Johnson in cold blood and Katrina Dawson as a sidelight. No-one has been held accountable for the complete and utter incompetence and downright irresponsibility displayed by all who could have prevented the deaths of innocents.

  131. zyconoclast

    someone posted about this recently.

    Revealed: ‘dozens’ of girls subjected to breast-ironing in UK
    “It’s usually done in the UK, not abroad like female genital mutilation (FGM),” she said, describing a practice whereby mothers, aunties or grandmothers use a hot stone to massage across the breast repeatedly in order to “break the tissue” and slow its growth.

    British-Somali anti-FGM campaigner and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein said she has spoken to five women in her north London clinic who had been victims of breast-ironing.

    “They were all British women, all British citizens,” Hussein said. One of the women said she became flat-chested as a result of the practice, said Hussein. “She kept saying: ‘I have a boy’s chest.’ But no one has ever questioned her about it. No one had physically checked her. This was in north London, just down the road,” said Hussein.

    Police say they have fielded no allegations about breast-ironing in the UK, but suspect it is happening.

    “If I knew it was happening, I would do something about it,” said the Insp Allen Davis from the Met police.

    “It is surprising to me that the police and other authorities are not allocating even the resources clearly needed to deal with this horrific phenomenon,” said Alex Carlile, one of UK’s leading QCs, who is a former deputy high court judge and a member of the House of Lords.

    “Surely it’s high time for the police and prosecuting authorities to address and tackle the issue in a robust manner, sensitive to the personal issues that arise for young victims and their communities.”

  132. Roger

    He should buy a hand-gun.

    He’s obviously given up on calling the police.

    The youths started appearing in his beach side suburb of Chelsea after they were moved on from St. Kilda.

    VicPol – not just Australia’s most politicised police force, also our most inept.

  133. Mother Lode

    Ms Price was inundated with vile messages from men attacking her on Facebook using violent and misogynistic language.

    There is a special vitriol and a particularly vicious hatred reserved among the compassionistas for people in victim groups who reject their victimhood.

    Jacinta and her Mum expose themselves to far more risk than any non-Aboriginal when they try to salvage the lives of Aborigines.

  134. Andreas

    But after writing the opinion piece and speaking on Studio 10 in support of Kennerley, Ms Price was inundated with vile messages from men attacking her on Facebook using violent and misogynistic language.

    When Nova Peris received an abusive Facebook comment the police charged them with using a carriage service to harass. Price should escalate.

  135. zyconoclast

    Arrests in Terror Plot Raise Questions About Canada’s Refugee Embrace

    KINGSTON, Ontario — A youth was charged on Friday with “facilitating a terrorist activity” in eastern Ontario and trying to persuade a friend, who is a Syrian refugee, to plant a bomb in a public place. The refugee was released from custody although the possibility of charges against him remain.

    The youth who was charged was not identified, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police would not describe him. But the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Press news agency identified his friend as Hussam Eddin Alzahabi, 20

    Though little is known about the bomb plot case, it could fuel a right-wing backlash against refugees similar to that in Germany, which has also admitted large numbers of asylum seekers.

  136. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ response to last week’s power struggles was that it had reiterated the need to push towards more renewable energy sources.

    No, you really can’t fix that level of dumb. That’s industrial strength, highest premium grade, dumb.

    Its just double down on a clusterfsck. It you repeat a lie often enough…
    Just extend the time for mates to milk some more money before the gracefully exiting from their wundfarm investments.

  137. zyconoclast

    Church World Service Sets Up Hotline to Connect Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary Locations in US

    In the most recent Form 990 available (filed June 30, 2017) they were awarded $68 million from the US Treasury, up from $50 million just two years earlier.

  138. zyconoclast

    Fire service is accused of discrimination amid claims it has made entry tests harder for white men to pass than women and ethnic minorities

    White men applying to West Midlands Fire Service must score 70% in a test, whereas women and ethnic minorities only need to score 60%, it was claimed
    The recruitment exam tests the applicant’s verbal and numerical reasoning

  139. zyconoclast

    Muhammad is the top name in Oslo again – for the 11th year

    Nearly 40,000 Norwegian Pakistanis make up the largest ethnic group among Norwegian Muslims. Many migrated to the country as guest workers in the 1960s to 1970s and played a significant role in the country’s construction and development.

    Research estimates that the number of Muslims in Norway varies between 120,000 (2005) and 163,000 (2009). The Pew Research Centre estimates that with a high flow of migration, this number could reach 2,200,000 by 2050.

    The total Norwegian population is estimated at 6.6M by 2050

  140. dover_beach

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=dICPJypfegc
    Let the schadenfreude ensue.
    P.S. This is perfect illustration of the cabal which is our corporate media.

  141. Roger

    I note there has been a second mass death of cattle due to mismanagement on an aboriginal cattle station in the Pilbara.

    500 already dead with another 1000 at risk.

    Where are the animal rights activists?

  142. Victorian Police sports integrity unit swoop on Darren Weir stable
    Leo Schlink and Mark Buttler, EXCLUSIVE, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Champion Australian trainer Darren Weir and two other men have been arrested after police seized a gun and a taser during dawn stable raids.

    Weir has upset the greenie doctor’s wives by training his ponies

    Rules on punting are very strict in racing.
    If you’re an investor in renewables with a keen interest in politics, no worries.

  143. dover_beach

    Seriously, people on Twitter received a ban for posting tweets to journalists telling them to ‘learn to code’, while people inciting assault, murder, etc. of the Covington Boys received whistling past the graveyard.

  144. Infidel Tiger

    Always been plenty of rumours about Weir.

    Sad.

    Maybe one day the NSW authorities will conduct a raid of their high profile trainers.

  145. Bushkid

    DrBeauGan
    #2921045, posted on January 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm
    I’ve seen Bess Price on bolta, and read some of what Jacinta had to say. These are tough ladies and have no time for bullshit. I admire them both. Having Jacinta take on the ghastly Yumi is a fine thing.

    We need to hear much more from the Prices and others like them. They speak from experience, they live where the trouble is.
    I see Jacinda Price is on the Liberal ticket for Lingiari in the NT. I hope she can take the seat. It would be great to see her in Parliament and able to take the fight up to the virtue signalling idiots there. I wonder what the likes of this Yumi character would have to say then.

  146. stackja

    Sydney magistrate slams drink driver who wore shorts to court
    Eliza Barr, St George Shire Standard
    January 29, 2019 7:42pm
    Subscriber only

    The right to bare legs has been cut off by a Sydney magistrate after a woman charged with driving at more than double the legal blood alcohol limit appeared in court wearing thigh-high denim shorts.

    Sutherland Local Court Magistrate Jayeann Carney asked Barbara Diana Vasconcello Cardenas, 37, if she had a jumper she could tie around her waist to supplement her tiny denim shorts during her court appearance.

    “What I’m going to say is it is completely inappropriate to wear cut off denim shorts up to your thighs in court,” Ms Carney told Vasconcello Cardenas through a Spanish interpreter.

    “I’m very tolerant to all types of attire but this is beach attire, what you’re wearing.

  147. Tom

    Warrants executed in Warrnambool and Ballarat
    Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:43

    Detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit have executed warrants at properties in the Warrnambool and Ballarat areas this morning as part of an ongoing investigation.

    Police executed warrants from just before 6am today.

    The properties were located in Miners Rest and Warrnambool.

    Detectives from the Ballarat Divisional Response Unit were also involved in this morning’s operation.

    Three people have been arrested including a 48-year-old Miners Rest man, a 38-year-old Yangery man and a 26-year-old Warrnambool man.

    They will now be interviewed in relation to sporting integrity matters including obtain financial advantage by deception, engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome of event or event contingency, use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes, and attempt to commit indictable offence namely obtain financial advantage by deception.

    A number of items including a firearm and what is believed to be a conducted energy device were also seized from the properties.

    The investigation remains ongoing and has also been assisted by Racing Victoria.

    Anyone with information about illegal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

  148. struth

    No, you really can’t fix that level of dumb. That’s industrial strength, highest premium grade, dumb.

    Unless, of course, the intention is to utterly destroy the country, its economy and its people.

    Good Moaning.

    Is there a politician who is not a millionaire?
    Considering some are relatively wealthy before becoming a parasite, not all were.
    A millionaire is not as hard to achieve these days, I understand, and as soon as you are a pollie they would be falling all over you to lend you money (to make money) but I think , seriously, we could do a lot of good using the left’s bitter envy here and push for a good hard look at the wealth of our pollies.
    And I’m not talking about just Sco Mo or a few big players in the Liberal party, but all over, down to and including local councillors.

    The corruption is paid for.

    Max, ( I believe it was on another thread), believes I am a conspiracy theorist regards my views on our politicians being own by UN and China.
    Max tends to think that because they are not forced to do as the UN or China tells them, they wouldn’t do it at all, which is naïve to the Max, pardon the intended pun.

    I think we can all see from Dastyari to Downer, from Bishop, Rudd, The red witch, Bob Carr, to your local council members slavishly following UN dictate, up to and including handing our sovereignty to them, we may be a little more perceptive than max.

    Let’s at least apply the same pressure to declare income on the pollies they put on us and business.

    I think it would open up a few eyes if we had a good look at these arsewipes, financially speaking.

    We could call it a Dastyari probe!

  149. zyconoclast

    Victorian Police sports integrity unit

    Why does such a thing exist?

  150. zyconoclast

    Foreign workers in Japan triple in decade to record 1.46 million

    As of Oct. 31, there were 1,460,463, foreign workers in Japan, up 14.2 percent from a year earlier, marking the 11th straight year of increase, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

    The labor ministry attributed the increase to the government’s policy of promoting the hiring of highly skilled workers, students as part-timers, and trainees from developing countries under its technical intern program.

    By nationality, Chinese accounted for more than a quarter of the total foreign workforce at 389,117, up 4.5 percent from the previous year, followed by Vietnamese at 316,840, up 31.9 percent, and Filipinos at 164,006, up 11.7 percent.

    The Diet passed new legislation in December paving the way for the country to formally open its doors to blue-collar workers.

    Under the new visa system to start in April, up to 340,000 foreigners will be issued with work permits over the next five years in 14 sectors including construction, farming and nursing care.

    It represents a major policy shift for a country that has basically granted working visas only to highly skilled people with professional knowledge such as doctors, lawyers and teachers.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    Why does such a thing exist?

    What else would the cops do? Arrest gang members?

  152. stackja

    2GB reports NSW Health official told nurse trainees that Australia Day wrong.

  153. zyconoclast

    ‘NO TARGETS’ Unlimited EU immigration will continue until at least 2021 in a No Deal Brexit, Sajid Javid warns

    Mr Javid said it was important in the event of a No Deal to be “practical” and avoid “sudden shocks for business”.

    Any post-Brexit border controls would only come into force from January 2021 – as they would do under the PM’s deal.

    The Home Secretary separately scrapped the PM’s target to reduce net migration to below the “tens of thousands”.

    Challenged as he presented the Government’s Immigration Bill in the Commons, he confirmed there were “no targets” in his post-Brexit strategy.

    “In the white paper, which sets out our approach to the future immigration system, there are not targets,” he said.

    Border Force insiders last week said there was no way the UK would be in a position to stop free movement in a No Deal from April given the lack of any new customs infrastructure.

    They claimed it was impossible to differentiate between EU nationals who already lived in the UK or those who should be turned away.

    Speaking yesterday Mr Javid said that in a No Deal, anyone would be able to come for an initial three months.

    They will then be able to stay for a further three years by paying a fee for European Temporary Leave to Remain – subject to identity and security checks. The Home Secretary said the plans meant that EU free movement was ending as planned on March 29.

    But insiders admitted it was “unlikely” any EU national who doesn’t apply for temporary leave to remain after their initial three months would be deported.

    Mr Javid earlier came under pressure from Tory MPs to guarantee an end to “indefinite” detention for illegal immigrants. Conservative former Brexit Secretary David Davis urged the Home Secretary to take action about the “national shame” which he claimed has seen thousands detained for months.

    Ex-Minister Andrew Mitchell said there was “deep concern” on both sides of the House that so many were being “administratively detained” for more than 28 days

  154. Tom

    Zyco, the cops have always had betting squads. It’s just that they now have a fancy new name.

  155. stackja

    2GB reports Weir raid, ‘jigger’ found.

  156. Cassie of Sydney

    “That is the kind of f*cked up thing that happens in a society where getting a handgun is easy as, you ridiculous human”

    Idiot, it’s not a good start to the year when you’re wagging the first day back at school.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    Jigger or a Taser?

    An operation that big needs security, so I can understand why they would have a Taser and firearms around, particularly in such a lawless place as Victoria.

    If he’s got a jigger, he deserves to go down.

  158. JC

    ventilated..

    Great use of the word.

    A person (who apparently uses they/them/their pronouns) was ventilated by police officers at Cascade Middle School in Eugene, Oregon,

  159. Mother Lode

    “I’m very tolerant to all types of attire but this is beach attire, what you’re wearing.

    Judges are very insistent on decorum when it comes to themselves.

  160. JC

    NPC in action.

    That is the kind of f*cked up thing that happens in a society where getting a handgun is easy as, you ridiculous human.

    [I have divine exemption from bad language rules when it comes to discussing pro-handgun Australians.]

  161. John Constantine

    OLI, olivers real foods.

    Every survey reveals that people are sobbing for organic meatless alternatives to maccas for fast food, and they don’t care what it costs or how much longer it takes.

    In the real world, olivers slumps again on the asx this morning, as it advises that even after steps were taken like downsizing the worst locations, installing robots and taking the worst commo propaganda out the stores:

    Running at a loss, running out of cash at a rate that indicates fresh capital will be needed around mid year.

    Cap raises to prop up, not drive forward. will have to be cheap.

    Imagine people saying one thing to display virtue, but shopping differently.

  162. thefrollickingmole

    The National Trust should stop emphasising the role of families in the history of stately homes because it “privileges heterosexual lives”, one of its most senior curators has said.

    Id invite the National Trust to show us the family homes handed down through the generations by lesbian and gay families from the 1800s….

    Shouldnt take long.

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    That is the kind of f*cked up thing that happens in a society where getting a handgun is easy as, you ridiculous human.

    If the bank staff had been armed the perp would be dead before he could execute those women.

    Many guns used by criminals bought on black market, study shows (21 Jan)

    According to the study, an estimated 287,400 prisoners possessed a firearm during their offense. The findings concluded 6 percent had stolen the weapon, 7 percent found it at a crime scene and 43 percent obtained it off the street or on the black market. More than 25 percent had received it from a family member or friend, or as a gift.

    About 1.3 percent of all prisoners obtained a gun from a retail source and used it during their offense, the study stated. Moreover, among the prisoners who possessed a firearm during their offense, “0.8 percent obtained it at a gun show.”

    So gun control will do precisely nothing to stop criminals getting firearms.

  164. struth

    The troll, tunnel vision virtue signalling.

    Wants to remove guns from the citizens while the government keeps theirs.
    How’d that work out for those under socialist Hitler, or any of the tyrants throughout history who have all de armed their people before continuing on to murder them in their millions.

    If you want to sight the case of individual acts of violent gun crime as a reason to de arm the population, do those acts include rightful self defence, say a woman about to be raped?
    When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away!
    Texas is a heavily armed polite society with relatively no crime in comparison to Heavily gun restricted Chicago.
    How many crimes would our African Gang members in Melbourne be attempting if they were in Texas?

    Harken, you virtue signalling is causing misery and death already, and if you were old enough to experience it, Australia was not absolutely dominated by it’s government , and was a free , almost violent crime free society until Howard disarmed the population.
    It is from that time on, to the day, that government started flexing it’s muscle.
    The reason for the USA’s super power status can be found in their very strong ethos in keeping their government under control.

    So I take it, you saintly hypocrite, and supporter of violence, that you support de arming the population while letting the government stay armed to the teeth, in typical totalitarian left wing fashion?

    Irresponsible , immature virtue signalling.

    The United States is so unsafe , Millions are trying to break in to live there as I type.

  165. JC

    She’s right Harksie. You don’t really debate of discuss stuff here. You’re just another leftist NPC wagging a finger at everyone in that sanctimonious tone. Nothing new. Also, you’re a bit of a dickhead with that Hark stuff.

  166. stackja

    thefrollickingmole
    #2921257, posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Rachael Lennon not like Buckingham Palace?

  167. Geriatric Mayfly

    Id invite the National Trust to show us the family homes handed down through the generations by lesbian and gay families from the 1800s….
    Shouldnt take long.

    This absurdity originates in Britain, where some ancestral lands stretch back to the Conquest. But it still shouldn’t take long, if the lineage is built on the sands of homosexuality.

  168. Mother Lode

    Idiot, it’s not a good start to the year when you’re wagging the first day back at school.

    In fairness, I suspect the teachers and students had a vote – and it was unanimous.

  169. stackja

    Second desal plant an option for Sydney
    CLARISSA BYE, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A second desalination plant could be built in Sydney if the state’s drought worsens, under controversial plans contained in the Berejiklian Government’s official water policy documents.

    The $1.8 billion Kurnell desal plant was switched on three days ago (Sunday) after Sydney’s dams dipped below 60 per cent storage.

    Under the rules set out in the 2017 Metropolitan Water Plan, the NSW Government is now required to commission a “drought supply options study”.

    “This study will investigate the most suitable drought response measures for use in the event of an extreme drought,” the official plan, endorsed by Ms Berejiklian and Water Minister Don Harwin, states.

    “The best options for supplying up to 100 million litres per day will be selected from the list of measures identified as part of this plan.

    “These include … building a new desalination plant in a different location to the current Sydney Desalination Plant.”

  170. Cassie of Sydney

    “Harken Now
    #2921258, posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:26 am
    Point being, cassie: young white male executes 5 women in Florida barely scratches the publicity surface now. And no one here finds that of interest. Huh.”

    As I wrote above, today school resumes…why aren’t you back at school learning how to use capitals?

    Oh and troll, no one here finds you very interesting.

  171. Snoopy

    Fantastic news for the Cat’s many AWFL fans. Due to the overwhelming success of the 2018 season, the 2019 competition has two additional teams. TheirABC’s Joe O’Brien is beside himself with excitement.

  172. JC

    Point being, cassie: young white male executes 5 women in Florida barely scratches the publicity surface now. And no one here finds that of interest. Huh.

    There were ~17,500 murders in the US last year. Each one is bad, but there is simply not enough time in the day to discuss 50 murders in a day.
    Murders with a political overtone, especially those that occur at a school always carry national and international significance. Remarkably, this one wasn’t reported, but then we all know why. That’s because it would make your ABC etc very uncomfortable reporting about a leftist fruitcake ventilated because he was about to shoot up a school.

    There would be a shootout at a US bank possibly every day of the week, you fucking NPC canute.

  173. struth

    If we had a government shut down in Australia, it’d look like a public holiday.
    And only essential services would be working, (truckers delivering your daily milk etc)

  174. Mother Lode

    TheirABC’s Joe O’Brien is beside himself with excitement.

    More likely giving himself a reach around.

  175. JC

    If we had a government shut down in Australia, it’d look like a public holiday.
    And only essential services would be working, (truckers delivering your daily milk etc)

    Truly, other than a little bit of trouble at some airports who gives a shit about a close down. Airport security should be privatized anyway. It was that inarticulate clown, Bush, who wrapped airport sec inside the government. He nationalized it. Trump should either privatize it again or fund it in such a way that a shutdown doesn’t impact. That way, government could be shut down for an entire term. No would even notice and the useless taxeaters would be out of work and on the dole as they would be unlikely to be hired outside the government tent. It would still be much cheaper. More shutdowns please!

  176. Diogenes

    I note that in Australia’s most livable city at least one resident is reduced to hiring armed security guards to protect his partner, himself and his property from groups of youths of African appearance who have damaged his car and threatened to kill him after he confronted them with a baseball bat.
    He should buy a hand-gun.

    The reason he gave for not doing it, and hiring the guards, were if HE did something HE would be the one charged not the piece(s) of s**t that were causing the problem.

  177. C.L.

    I note there has been a second mass death of cattle due to mismanagement on an aboriginal cattle station in the Pilbara.

    Aborigines are known to have been top quality ringers and musterers in the old days, though even then ‘going walk-about’ was an occasional problem for station managers. They need oversight and this is what happens when there is none.

  178. JC

    Hark JC; I drop by with the occasional corrective comment and information with enlightenment value, and then fly to other duties.

    So be it.

    Not true, you’re lying. You’re here all the time dishing out boring leftist NPC sanctimony. Bugger off, dipshit.

    Go curl up in bed worrying sick about the climate.

  179. Tom

    I drop by with the occasional corrective comment and information with enlightenment value, and then fly to other duties.

    Translation: Teacher just caught me texting in class.

  180. bespoke

    Hi Harken welcome back 🙂

  181. C.L.

    “No apologies” watch …

    ‘No apologies’ for tax proposals: Labor.

    The comment by shadow treasurer Chris Bowen comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues his attack on Labor’s economic credentials and plans for “$200 billion in new and higher taxes”.

    Mr Bowen says the prime minister is running a scare campaign about Labor’s intentions ahead of the national election due by May.

    “What we’re doing is reforming unsustainable, unfair concessions and loopholes in the system,” he told ABC Radio National on Wednesday.

    “We make no apology for that, it’s the right policy,”

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mr Bowen says the prime minister is running a scare campaign about Labor’s intentions ahead of the national election due by May.

    What about? Medicare?
    Oh wait that’s some other party.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    Id invite the National Trust to show us the family homes handed down through the generations by lesbian and gay families from the 1800s….
    Shouldn’t take long.

    Not so fast.
    There would have been more gays occupying the stately homes of Gweat Bwitain than you would find in a Kings Cross bathhouse during Mardi Gras.
    But that is not a reason to turn the National Trust into a “celebration of the QWERTYness” of the upper crust of the sceptered isle.
    Or is that septic isle?

  184. cohenite

    Anyhow, seeing you’re talking about under-reported shootings in the US, and wishing folk had handguns in Australia, did ya notice how little attention the recent Florida bank shooting received? Wasn’t a bank robbery, just an execution of 5 women by a 21 year old male who for at least 5 years had been telling people he had “dreams” of killing people, came to police attention, did a stint in the army, told a woman he wanted to die of suicide by cop in a hostage situation (and she told police), and then finally, in 2019, got his wish with a handgun in Florida (except for the being killed by cops bit.)

    That is the kind of f*cked up thing that happens in a society where getting a handgun is easy as, you ridiculous human.

    A classic case of police failure; just like the Florida Parkland school shooting where the sheriff/fbi/cia ignored warnings and the history of the shooter and then refused to intervene at the shooting. I see now sheriff Israel has or is to be removed.

    The 2nd amendment is the greatest political act with the 1st the second.

  185. Hay Stockard

    I cannot help but admire the way Harken Barkin is so delightfully uninhibited about letting anyone that cares that he is a functioning drooling cretin. Who would ever believe that such a thing could exist?
    Go you good thing.
    I mean it.
    Go

  186. C.L.

    Sydney Morning Herald publishes another fake news fantasy:

    TV star beaten in racist, homophobic attack in Chicago.

    One of the stars of the television series Empire has been the target of a racist and homophobic attack.

    Chicago Police Department said 35-year-old actor Jussie Smollett was attacked by two people “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.”

    Smollett’s two attackers then poured “an unknown chemical substance” on him and placed a rope around his neck before fleeing the scene…

    The celebrity news website TMZ is reporting that the attackers approached Smollett using derogatory terms referring to both Smollet’s race and sexuality.

    TMZ is also reporting one of Smollett’s attackers used the phrase “this is MAGA country” as they fled, referring to US President Trump’s catchphrase “Make America Great Again.”

    Chicago Police have not yet confirmed that detail.

    And now the facts:

    Chicago police says that “there is no report of that being said” re: Jussie Smollett’s attackers shouting “This is MAGA country.” Unclear where TMZ got that from.

    Also, the claim that two white men were on the streets of the presently arctic Chicago at 2am in the morning with bleach and a rope on the off chance of running into a celebrity African-American is being widely ridiculed. Reminds me of Kevin Spacey’s claim that he was ‘beaten up’ and robbed in a London park at 2am while ‘walking his dog.’ ‘Walking his dog’ being a euphemism for cruising for underage boys.

  187. Peter Campion

    Thanks for the ‘toons, Tom.

    David Rowe seems to have added Baanaby Derangement Syndrome to his Abbott and Trump Derangement Syndromes. In at least his last three efforts he’s drawn a dead fish with a Baanaby hat…

  188. Muddy

    Token male Joe Hildebrand on whatever that morning mummy show is, saying that the vitriol in the Stynes-Kennerly saga had come from both left & right.
    This must be the Phantom Right I keep hearing about, and told to fear.

  189. struth

    Hark JC; I drop by with the occasional corrective comment and information with enlightenment value, and then fly to other duties.

    So be it.

    Translation.

    I have no argument to make against Struth’s demolition of me so now I’ll pretend to leave while turning up again a minute later.

    Reaching for the Kleenex time frame.

  190. Des Deskperson

    ‘If we had a government shut down in Australia, it’d look like a public holiday.
    And only essential services would be working, (truckers delivering your daily milk etc)’

    Here’s a list of the US Federal Departments that have been ‘shuttered’, although some areas within them appear still to be operating, paid or not:
    ,
    Department of the Treasury
    Department of Agriculture
    Homeland Security Department
    Department of the Interior
    Department of State
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Department of Transportation
    Department of Commerce
    Department of Justice

    Clearly, if all or large areas in the equivalent agencies in Australia were shut down, it wouldn’t make much difference to the average punter..

    Interesting, Defense has not been affected. The Australian Defence Department is probably the most wasteful Commonwealth agency.

  191. Shy Ted

    push for a good hard look at the wealth of our pollies. And I’m not talking about just Sco Mo or a few big players in the Liberal party, but all over, down to and including local councillors.
    Like the CEO of my local council – salary $365k. Expenses unckown. Hidden from voters over several years was his free golf club membership – $7k p.a. Now he’s going to climb Everest (for the children). All expenses (my estimate $20k minimum) paid for by donors who funnily enough are recipients of local government contracts. The corruption is endemic.

  192. struth

    I agree JC.
    My point being in Australia it would like a public holiday due to the large numbers employed by the government.
    I still would love to see it happen here, as the States do hospitals and police.

    I used to do a lot of flying in and out of Darwin across to Arnhem land in light aircraft with the pilot telling me how bad the tower was there, and how useless the controllers.
    Apparently the pilots there all shake their heads and deal with it.
    They use the air force controllers there.

  193. DrBeauGan

    Tom
    #2921278, posted on January 30, 2019 at 10:53 am
    I drop by with the occasional corrective comment and information with enlightenment value, and then fly to other duties.

    Translation: Teacher just caught me texting in class.

    That made me lol. 😁

  194. pete m

    harken now is likely a rae sock established early in piece as his next troll moniker, knowing rae would eventually get the boot. Careful who you encourage with oxygen – ignore the troll swampie.

  195. struth

    Smollett’s two attackers then poured “an unknown chemical substance” on him and placed a rope around his neck before fleeing the scene…

    When you and your fellow pillow biters are pulling a stunt for publicity, never actually use real piss, (unlesth of coursth you’re into that thstuff)

  196. Mother Lode

    Dunno how people could live in that heat.

    Well, if the ‘heat’ keeps people indoors, then a lot of people in Chicago will be living there by dint of their not having been murdered there.

  197. johanna

    There would have been more gays occupying the stately homes of Gweat Bwitain than you would find in a Kings Cross bathhouse during Mardi Gras.

    Good point, LL.

    But the blokes did their duty by providing a heir and a spare while thinking of England, not to mention the family fortune. Or they looked the other way while the missus found a sire.

    Then they left their grateful wives alone for the duration, an arrangement which suited everyone. Boys had their boyfriends, wives had their lovers (or not). Family line continued, essential when properties were entailed.

    The UK National Trust has been taken over by luvvies for some years now. On properties where you can’t even change the paint colour, they promoted the erection of ugly wind turbines to Save Da Planet.

  198. struth

    That was just too easy, wasn’t it?

    FMD.

    What a clown.

    Exactly the time it takes to grab the Kleenex.
    I shouldn’t have to explain this but I will.

    I have no argument to make against Struth’s demolition of me so now I’ll pretend to leave while turning up again a minute later.

  199. Mother Lode

    the upper crust of the sceptered isle.

    I believe John Wilmot (2nd Earl of Rochester) made such a play on ‘sceptre’ – although Charles II was straight.

  200. The A.D.

    That the vast majority of Australian do not share the extreme gun loving redneck views of most commenters here is no doubt another source of frustration and unhappiness for you lot

    Monty? Is that you?
    Lame dude.

  201. struth

    That the vast majority of Australian do not share the extreme gun loving redneck views of most commenters here is no doubt another source of frustration and unhappiness for you lot,

    Yep it’s a source of frustration alright.
    How’s it working out for them?
    You can’t argue about any of the points, just suggest I join the flock of sheep like you do.

    Flocks of sheep, have a combined IQ of zilch and are easily hunted.
    And they will be hunted, by the very farmer they gave all the power to.
    The government.
    People here are well adjusted and responsible.
    Worrying about our own personal happiness, as you do, is not our prime concern.
    We have children to think about.

    So telling us to be happy is ridiculous.
    We know a happiness and contentedness in doing the right thing, you will never feel.
    True happiness.

  202. The A.D.

    Just watched that Netflix Bundy doco.
    The way women flocked to that guy during his trial was sick.
    Women should have no say in the world of men.
    I might also concede that men should have no say in the world of women.
    In order to save the world we need strict demarcation of which parts belong to men, and which to women.
    Separate parliaments required, I say.
    Given their proclivity to side with monsters, I would begin by relegating border control and crime and punishment to men.

  203. johanna

    Can any of our resident tech experts comment on this?

    Mozilla Firefox announced the introduction of anti-tracking privacy settings in its browser, Tuesday.

    In a blog post, Firefox’s Vice President of Product Strategy, Nick Nguyen, outlined the browser’s new privacy settings.

    “One of the features we outlined in our approach to anti-tracking was Enhanced Tracking Protection, otherwise known as ‘removing cross-site tracking’. We initially announced in October that we would roll out Enhanced Tracking Protection off-by-default. This was just one of the many steps we took to help prepare users when we turn this on by default this year,” Nguyen declared. “We continue to experiment and share our journey to ensure we balance these new preferences with the experiences our users want and expect. Before we roll this feature out by default, we plan to run a few more experiments and users can expect to hear more from us about it.”

    I use Firefox but also use Ghostery and AdBlock. I know it’s probably futile to get privacy, but do my best.

    Will the Mozilla thing work?

  204. struth

    Sorry to respond to the troll but he’s obviously a youngster and , as stated above, true hasppiness resides in being a responsible adult.
    I’ll continue to try to teach him and release him from his doomsday fears, enlighten him to socialist propaganda, and it’s long tentacles, until he shows Monty Level ignorance, which he is close to.
    You can tell Monty is older than him, just shit scared of being a man, a grown up, taking responsibility for his civilisation handed to him by the blood of others, and will stubbornly fight popping his head up over his socialist parapet.
    Harken is a young brainwashed goose.
    Let’s at least give him five minutes.

  205. The A.D.

    Women could be given entire control of, say, all decisions to do with textiles.

  206. struth

    Hark struth: denying reality makes you unhappy and paranoid. The levels of paranoia here are quite high.

    Look, my theramin class can’t wait much longer. I’m off now. For a while

    Yep it’s a source of frustration alright

    That’s me denying reality.

    You lost this round, (again , Harken)

    Go off and see the school nurse, she may have some more anti testosterone pills for you to take.
    You won’t need so much Kleenex.

  207. The A.D.

    Also women could be en-tasked with control over an entire new project for humanity:
    Shortening the turnover time in the use of female toilet facilities.

  208. Stimpson J. Cat

    Court documents showed that at age 14 he brought a stick of gelignite onto school property.

    OK he may have been one of ours.
    Mea Culpa.

  209. Bruce of Newcastle

    you can’t understand why all sensible politicians actually believe scientists on climate change.

    Ah but we do Hark.
    Most Federal pollies are lawyers or party apparatchiks who’ve never held a real job.
    They are supremely unequipped to factcheck math, statistical or science claims of the climateers.
    We at the Cat include many with deep science and engineering training and experience.

  210. thefrollickingmole

    (ha! I amuse myself)

    Stop it or you will go blind.

  211. The A.D.

    Of course, one might have hoped they would have taken on these tasks without prompting.
    Maybe even have built a global empire around them. Some international standards around pretty fabrics and efficient public bogs.
    But they haven’t.

  212. v_maet

    Johanna.
    Abandon Firefox and use Brave browser.

    Much better and created by the founder of firefox who was turfed from his company by SJW’s.

  213. The A.D.

    Oh all right.
    We could draw the line such as they get something substantial to sink their teeth into.
    Say: transport, waste management and air traffic control.
    Those, and everything to do with fabrics.

  214. The A.D.

    They could also have the navy.
    And the MPs.

  215. DrBeauGan

    Look, my theramin class can’t wait much longer. I’m off now. For a while

    It’s theremin, not theramin.

    Maybe that’s how the borg sp3ll it.

  216. calli

    Go off and see the school nurse

    Another possibility is that it is the school nurse.

  217. struth

    In order to save the world we need strict demarcation of which parts belong to men, and which to women.

    I’m not sure how many of you know about the culture of the most superior beings on the planet.
    You know, the ones who’s culture is growing every year in the length of time it’s been around, by ten thousand year, every year!

    You know the one , we ruined it for them in 1788, but they continue on, their culture of drinking copious amounts of piss, playing crap music with tax payer funded instruments and driving unregistered shit boxes……….bashing the shit out of each other and sniffing petrol, as they have been doing now as of this week, for 80, no hang on 85 thousand years!
    Through the last Ice age!!
    Well kiddies, they’re excellent cultures all throughout Australia had many differences and some similarities.
    One of they’re greatest inventions was not being allowed to look at your Mother in Law, or even speak to her!!!!!
    Their other brilliant cultural practice we could learn from is the complete separation of the sexes making mussie men dancing with each other and lifting each other’s night shirts, look like tolerant western men!

    I find it fascinating that lefties always prefer to leave that part alone while wanting to gasp in excitement at their marvellous medical technology of rubbing milkweed into the area of concern, be it a scratch or leprosy.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    And yes – polar vortex cold is quite likely a half unexpected side effect of AGW, and doesn’t prove AGW isn’t happening.

    Hark – The polar vortex is due to a sinuous jet stream.
    The last time we had such severe jet stream related events was in 2010.
    That was when the great Moscow heatwave and Pakistan floods occurred.
    They were due to jet stream blocking, which also was the cause of the UK snow event that same winter.
    The jet stream blocking events were due to low solar activity.
    That was the last solar minimum, we’re back into those same low activity conditions.

    The climateers occasionally claim that such Rossby wave sinuosity which happens each 11 years or so is due to CO2, but they don’t have their heart in it.

  219. johanna

    v-maet.

    The comments on the article I cited included the suggestion to switch to Brave.

    I’ll try running it in parallel to Firefox for a while and see how it goes.

  220. C.L.

    Token male Joe Hildebrand on whatever that morning mummy show is, saying that the vitriol in the Stynes-Kennerly saga had come from both left & right.

    A Pox On Both Their Houses!
    Joe “Frankly” Hildebrand showing CINOs everywhere how to keep a paying job on the tele.

  221. johanna

    Asia Bibi (the Pakistani Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy againt Islam) has finally been acquitted by the Supreme Court.

    The court’s decision prompted nationwide protests from Islamist hardliners.

    The protests led to schools being shut in some areas and a major highway from Islamabad to Lahore was blockaded by angry mobs.

    Ms Bibi and her children were kept in hiding amid calls for her beheading.

    The Supreme Court has now rejected an appeal against Ms Bibi’s acquittal, clearing the last legal hurdle to her freedom.

    The case garnered international attention, and in 2018 Tony Abbott said she would be welcome to seek asylum in Australia.

    A deal struck between the Pakistani Government and Islamist leaders in a bid to quell unrest after her acquittal allowed for her to be stopped from leaving the country and for further appeals to be heard.

    The UK resisted suggestions she could seek safe haven there, amid fears British consulate staff in Pakistan could be targeted in retaliation.

    She is now expected to seek asylum in Canada, and it has been reported that two of her children are already there.

    That cow Theresa May and her band of sycophants were perfectly prepared to let this woman be beheaded for being a Christian. Meanwhile, they applaud hordes of the very people who want to behead Bibi streaming into the country.

    The UK ‘Conservative’ party is an absolute disgrace, like our local equivalent. For that matter, the Labour (and our Labor) Parties are no better. I cannot imagine either of those parties 50 years ago standing silent while a woman was about to be martyred for being a Christian.

    It seems that a commitment to common decency has been eviscerated from both sides of politics.

  222. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The court’s decision prompted nationwide protests from muslimsIslamist hardliners.

    fifi

  223. Infidel Tiger

    Clothing factory from the 1920s is transformed into an incredible $6.5million home complete with a luxury courtyard, pool and seven bedrooms.

    I particularly like the exposed beams and corrugated iron.

    Nice, but jeez it would be hot as Hades in that place.

    How Australian that a factory is now overpriced real estate.

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