Wednesday Forum: January 30, 2019

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  1. JC

    How is the taxpayer getting hosed?

  2. John Constantine

    From bloomberg, edited to dodge birdword.

    Since its founding, the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Ixx.xxl has largely been symbolic.

    Sure, stars like Shakira and Lorde have canceled concerts. Activists have waged economic war against Ixx.xxli hummus. And British professors have shunned their Ixx..xxli peers. But none of this has made much of a dent. Since the BDS movement began in 2005, Ixx.xxl’s gross domestic product has doubled.

    Now comes the Irish parliament looking to change all this. Legislation scheduled for debate this week in Ireland’s lower house would criminalize any transactions with businesses or individuals living in Ixx..xl’s West Bank. The “Control of Economic Activity Bill” would impose jail for up to five years and heavy fines on Irish citizens that import or sell products from the territory Ixx.xl won in the Six Day War. Crucially, it would require foreign companies with divisions or subsidiaries in Ireland to adhere to the boycott as well.

    Because of Ireland’s low corporate tax rates, many of the world’s largest companies keep their wealth there. U.S. companies accounted for 67 percent of all foreign direct investment in the country in 2017, and Ireland is especially popular with America’s tech giants. Apple is Ireland’s largest company. Google, Microsoft and Facebook are also in the top 10.

    Which brings us back to Ixx..l. A big reason why Ixx..l’s economy has boomed since the inception of the BDS movement is because America’s tech giants have set up branch offices and bought promising Ixx..li tech startups. The Irish legislation, if it becomes law, would force Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook to choose between their Irish tax haven and their business in the Jx.xx state.

    While the proposed law only targets the West Bank territories, not all of Ixxxl, in practice it would be difficult to enforce that distinction. Orde Kittrie, a law professor at Arizona State University and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told me that it would probably violate the proposed law if Apple allowed an Ixxxxli employee living in the West Bank to telecommute. The distinction becomes even thornier given that Ireland considers all of East Jerusalem to be “occupied territory.”

    This would place U.S. companies in a bind. If they follow Irish law, they would have to either fire the telecommuting employee or not allow the employee to work from home. If they did that, however, the companies would be participating in a boycott not sanctioned by the U.S. government. And that, as Kittrie observed last year, would in turn risk violating the anti-boycott sections of U.S. export regulations.

    Leaving aside the problems the Irish BDS bill creates for U.S. companies, there are other reasons why some Irish lawmakers have opposed it. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has said he worries the legislation would violate European Union directives, noting that Ireland’s attorney general has called the bill “legally unsound.”

    All of these issues will be hashed out this week as debate begins in the lower house of Ireland’s parliament. The bill has to survive several rounds of debate in order to become law. If it passes, Ixxxxl’s ambassador to Ireland wrote recently, Ireland would become the most anti-Ixxxxl nation on the planet outside of Iran and the Middle East.

    Perhaps such a distinction won’t matter to many Irish lawmakers. Popular sentiment in Ireland has long sided with the Palestinians over the I…lis. But unlike much of the performative BDS politics until now, the Irish proposal comes with a cost. Is Palestinian solidarity worth squeezing some of Ireland’s largest companies?

  3. Hark thinks posting great slabs of other people’s work makes him smart.
    The very poor efforts of our BoM forecasters to get a single season right raises no alarm bells for him. Predicting climate is a great skill but weather seems to be an art.
    We’re very lucky he condescends to parley with us at all.
    I always impressed at how open forums attract closed minds.

  4. Stimpson J. Cat

    It should be mandatory that any company operating under a government granted licence must base their call centres in australia.

    At least the Phillipinos are Catholics with a pleasant twang and not Godless Heathen Atheists.
    We must stay positive.

  5. Mark A

    One doesn’t have a right to a wage.

    I think one does.
    Maybe not the right to a job but certainly for a wage for the job done.

  6. Arky

    If my stuff is not your cup of tea, but you want to support free speech and give big tech a poke in the eye, get over to Subscribe Star and look through the 250+odd content providers on there.
    We are in a real fight for the future.

  7. Armadillo

    I thought I saw Arky slink back in here earlier on. What snake oil is he trying to sell now?

  8. Stimpy:

    I’ll try again later after I realign my chakras.

    Your chakras should automatically realign themselves. Or you could buy new undies – they are only supposed to have three holes, not seven.

  9. Armadillo

    No reply needed. Just scrolled up. Good Lordy.

  10. John Constantine

    Can Trump hit the godless commo lefty tech firms with lawsuits if they keep using Ireland to dodge tax?.

    What a wave of Trump hate if he bombs theirish taxdodge haven, the lefty skynet companies and bails out ixxx…l at the same time

  11. Oh come on

    Please ignore Hark. It’s probably another of GrigRae’s socks. And if not, it’s certainly not a newcomer.

    Why do people feel the need to keep changing their handles? It’s lame. There are several commenters here commenting under relatively new usernames yet have clearly been here before.

  12. twostix

    Hark started out interesting for about three posts . But couldn’t resist becoming the routine boring droning know it all NPC we get here every six months.

    Sad.

  13. Arky:

    plus some suspension parts should arrive in the afternoon.

    Give the address to Stimpy – apparently his chakras keep on getting out of alignment.

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Paddy former terrorists supporting Pallys?
    Why am I not suprised.
    The Corporates and the EU will go berserk.
    It will never happen.

  15. I miss Testes.
    Hark lacks his natural charm.

  16. Armadillo

    Arky, I thought the break might have benefitted you. Bad call on my behalf.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    At least the Phillipinos are Catholics with a pleasant twang and not Godless Heathen Atheists. We must stay positive.

    Oi, Stimpy, lots of other Christians in the Philippines too!
    CCM are nice people.

  18. Arky

    Arky, I thought the break might have benefitted you. Bad call on my behalf.

    ..
    Yeah, but you weren’t gone long enough.

  19. Hey,
    The new sheepdog is going great guns.
    I was given an instruction sheet on the commands she obeys but I stuffed up when she started to the left of the sheep and I said Round, which is the opposite direction.
    She immediately corrected and went to the right. She makes me look good.

  20. Oh come on

    Hark’s gimmick is shit.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I miss Testes.

    I miss Testes, too. Being called a racist by him was a badge of honour on the Cat.

  22. John Constantine

    http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/media-releases/articles/global-call-for-joint-action-on-obesity,-undernutrition-and-climate-change

    The Lancet Obesity Commission report, authored by 43 world-leading public health experts – including three Deakin researchers – recommends the establishment of a global treaty on food systems to galvanise international action to create healthy and sustainable food systems.

    “Car-dominated transportation systems support sedentary lifestyles and generate between 14 and 25 per cent of emissions.

    Among the actions recommended, the Commission calls for the establishment of a Framework Convention on Food Systems – similar to global conventions for tobacco control and climate change – to restrict the influence of the food industry in policy making and to mobilise national action for healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems.

    “Economic incentives must be redesigned, and the trillions of dollars in government subsidies to fossil fuel and large agricultural businesses globally should be redirected towards healthy and environmentally sustainable activities,” Professor Allender said.

    “Additionally, a global philanthropic fund of US$1 billion must be set up to support civil society in advocating for change.”

  23. candy

    Hark is not on the level of power bills that are a struggle to pay and having his/her air con go off, even if he/she could afford an air con.

    He seems like a more advanced personage without those troubles and climate change is an intellectual interest and a political tool to attack the conservatives. Not so much about paying bills.

  24. Black Ball

    Armadillo are you coming to Moama to watch the best lawn bowls has to offer in November?

  25. Armadillo

    Please ignore Hark. It’s probably another of GrigRae’s socks. And if not, it’s certainly not a newcomer.

    I note “Grigory M” had a comment in the last few days that no one noticed. It must be getting desperate for attention.

  26. John Constantine

    Deakin University academics are already leading a number of Australian projects aimed at addressing nutritional health and climate change in tandem.

    Associate Professor Gary Sacks, from Deakin’s Institute of Health Transformation, recently published a paper showing that if a proposed carbon tax was extended to Australian agriculture, it could have a significant effect on reducing dietary-related disease, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

    The study, published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, found such a tax would increase the price of some unhealthy foods that were also carbon intensive, such as processed meat, thus likely resulting in a decrease in consumption of these foods.

    “We estimated that extending the carbon price to agriculture would reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 6 per cent,” Associate Professor Sacks said.

    “Our modelling showed a carbon price on food would also reduce the average Australian’s energy intake by 116kJ per day, and would decrease the overall prevalence of obesity by 2.4 per cent, with almost two thirds of that change in weight due to reduced calories from meat.

    The meatless minions of deakin lay out australias future.

    Rationing, Comrades.

  27. C.L.

    You can’t conflate “the taxpayer” with the gubbermint. Not any more. (If you ever could).
    It was the gubbermint that got paid after the privatisation of of Telstra.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The new sheepdog is going great guns.

    It used to be an almost theological argument – which breed made the best sheepdogs – Border collies, or kelpies.

  29. C.L.

    I note “Grigory M” had a comment in the last few days that no one noticed. It must be getting desperate for attention.

    His audience never disappoints.
    Every time he’s here various dopes spend hundreds of comments talking about him

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Cashed-up ASIO hunting spies at naval shipyards

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    Paul Maley
    NATIONAL SECURITY EDITOR
    @paul_maley
    18 minutes ago January 31, 2019
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    ASIO will receive tens of millions of dollars in extra funding from the Defence Department as the agency moves to scale up its ­counter-espionage activities to protect the multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding industry from Chinese and Russian spies.

    The Australian understands the department will transfer funds on a recurring basis to ASIO so it can scale up the resources it needs to protect the fleet of new frigates and submarines to be built in South Australia.

    An ASIO review in 2017 identified potential security vulnerabilities in the shipbuilding industry as Australia overhauls its fleet of submarines and surface ships.

    It is understood to have em­phasised the need to act early to ­protect the industry, which the government has been told will ­become one of the nation’s top targets for foreign espionage.

    Measures will include security screening for thousands of new employees and supply-chain network security.

    Australia has committed $50 billion to building 12 attack-class submarines that will replace the existing fleet of Collins-class boats. The submarines will be built by French company Naval Group but manufactured in Adelaide as part of a policy of continuous naval shipbuilding that is geared towards reviving and maintaining a domestic defence industry hub.

    The submarines are being built bespoke for the Royal Australian Navy and are expected to include cutting-edge capabilities and weapon systems, details of which will be keenly sought by China, which is massively expanding its own submarine fleet.

    From the Oz. I would have thought any spies in Australian shipyard would be more likely to die from old age, before ASIO caught up with them.

  31. Snoopy

    a paper showing that if a proposed carbon tax was extended to Australian agriculture, it could have a significant effect on reducing dietary-related disease, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

    Back in the olden days this lunatic would have been sectioned.

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oi, Stimpy, lots of other Christians in the Philippines too!
    CCM are nice people.

    I’m not worried about other Christians Bruce.
    I didn’t want to name them because I know they are very humble people with many, many admirable qualities.
    😁

  33. Top Ender

    Arky: think you should change the page title from 1929 Model A Ford restorer and free speech bloke.

    It made me think you were born in 1929, and so you must be 90.

    Are you?

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    I note “Grigory M” had a comment in the last few days that no one noticed. It must be getting desperate for attention.

    I hope he can hold on for the year it will take for the Israeli scientists to completely cure cancer.
    Good luck Grigs.

  35. Arky

    It made me think you were born in 1929, and so you must be 90.
    Are you?

    ..
    Subscribe to find out.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Gratuitous Thursday night wildlife photo.
    The southerly buster came through an hour ago so she’s not happy.
    The carrot passed muster though.

  37. Myrddin Seren

    “Additionally, a global philanthropic fund of US$1 billion must be set up to support civil society in advocating for change.”

    A billion real dollars for academics like Allender to ‘lobby’ UN and EU bodies to deliver the policy those elitist technocrats ( New Aristocrats ) want to impose in the first place, under the facade that taxpayer funded activists represent public opinion, outside any electoral mandate.

    Utterly shameless.

  38. Bruce of Newcastle

    Farmer Gez is being trained by his dog?
    Makes me feel much better.

  39. Armadillo

    Armadillo are you coming to Moama to watch the best lawn bowls has to offer in November?

    Apparently there is one round being played up here. South Tamworth Bowlo? I’ll have to re-check. Nice if they do “spread it around” the place.

    Incidentally, they had some State playoffs up here a couple of years back. There was a long time official from “The Royal” who was 90 odd years old and been playing since he was 10 years old. He reckoned the South Bowlo green was the best grass green he had seen in Australia. And he’d seen just about all of them over the many years. Quite a rap.

    The current green keeper was the head green keeper in VIC (or maybe SA). The dude knows his shit. You would swear it was a synthetic green. Immaculate.

  40. Boambee John

    Just skimmed past Paul Murray Live.

    That Nicholas Reece (??) really is a slimy worm.

  41. Bushkid

    Well, Prof Allender can show us all how it’s done. He can start with eating a diet of nothing but kale and insects, and we’ll all keep doing what we are now, and watch him slowly disintegrate from lack of nutrition. He can also immediately eschew eating all and any food produced by Australian farmers, graziers or fishermen. And any food transported by that ebil fossil fuel stuff, or manufactured using electricity generated by any fossil fuels etc.

    Second point, isn’t it amazing how all these ideas the leftie-loonie nincompoops come up with need so many billions of our dollars!

    Third point, this is rationing of both quantity and quality of food to the ‘lower orders”, i.e., anyone who is not “them”.

  42. Makka

    The Bangalore operation is going to be their IT development hub too.

    And don’t forget, this was outlined when their Fatcat CEO was delivering a speech harping on about needing more migrants, more visas to support the population ponzi. Rather than invest in training Australians this x*nt will invest in Indians….. in India.

    These corporatist slime bags all need to be put against the wall.

  43. Leigh Lowe

    Hey, IT, can you belt out the chorus of Clive’s “We’re not gonna cop it!” for us?

  44. twostix

    ASIO will receive tens of millions of dollars in extra funding from the Defence Department as the agency moves to scale up its ­counter-espionage activities to protect the multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding industry from Chinese and Russian spies.

    lol Russians.

  45. Bushkid

    incoherent rambler
    #2922340, posted on January 31, 2019 at 4:14 pm
    As I understand the way the wholesale electrickery market works, a large supplier who owns both wind and coal generators, makes more money when they artificially create a supply shortage.

    My thoughts exactly, with regard to Liddel and AGL.

    Yeah, I’m late to the party, just catching up after a busy day.

  46. Armadillo

    lol Russians.

    I’d be more worried about the Pakistanis if the French are building our subs.

    Didn’t the Paki’s steal the plans for the “Islamic Bomb” from the French?

  47. Is everyone else as bored shitless with with Paul Murray Live as I am?
    He needs some real bat crazy guests like Tucker Carlson hosts.

  48. areff

    Didn’t the Paki’s steal the plans for the “Islamic Bomb” from the French?

    And the Israelis swiped the blueprints for the Mirage when France scotched the deal

  49. Bruce of Newcastle

    Clive seems determined to achieve the biggest political faceplant in Oz history.
    Tonight I switched from Seven’s political news segment (blech) to Nein…just in time for yet another Clive ad.

    This is a guy who screwed everyone at QNI, took an admiring selfie with Al Gore, had a bunch of dinosaurs go bankrupt, is either rebuilding or not rebuilding the Titanic and expects people will vote for him if he advertises like a male antechinus in the mating season.
    At least Nein will appreciate the ad revenue. They have to pay for all those Fairfax drones somehow.

  50. Snoopy

    ASIO will receive tens of millions of dollars in extra funding from the Defence Department as the agency moves to scale up its ­counter-espionage activities to protect the multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding industry from Chinese and Russian spies.

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to arrange a fatal accident for Alexander Downer?

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Palmer is the best of our corporate types.

    Far prefer him to the filth that run qantas, coolies, BHP, Rio etc.

  52. C.L.

    Why would the Chinese want blueprints for Australia’s dumbo-diesel yellow submarines?
    ASIO would be better off watching over the baby formula aisle at Coles.

  53. Cassie of Sydney

    “Farmer Gez
    #2922647, posted on January 31, 2019 at 10:08 pm
    Is everyone else as bored shitless with with Paul Murray Live as I am?
    He needs some real bat crazy guests like Tucker Carlson hosts.”

    I gave up on PML over two years ago.

  54. C.L.

    Recollect the many dozens, if not hundreds, of times you’ve heard (fatuous) mockery of ‘medieval’ casuists determining the angelic population density of a pin head. Now read this:

    Secret sex lives of Gen Z: the hysteria about their ‘lack of sex’ doesn’t add up.

    So are Gen Zs really having less sex? Not if you accept that “sex” has been redefined, says Melbourne psychologist Dr Matthew Berry.

    “Older people are defining sex in old money and Gen Z are defining sex in new money,” he says.

    “Think of a different topic — communication. Each generation is accused of writing fewer letters and making fewer phone calls, but actually our communication style has evolved.

    “Similarly, Gen Z may be having less in-person sex, but engaging in more sexual activity.

    “I would argue they’re more sexual because they’re Snapchatting nudes at 13, 14, 15.”

    I presume Dr Berry has that last datum on good authority rather than observed experience.

  55. Speedbox

    Border Collie. #1

    I am on my 3rd over 25 years and whilst none have been farm working dogs, the herding instinct is strong.

    Bloody smart and always full of energy. I have trained each to a high standard (CDX) and they are excellent family pets especially if you are active and take them on walks/runs etc.

  56. Collies are very nice Speedbox but if you need a bit of mongrel to move sheep that don’t want to move then a Kelpie is the pick.

  57. Mark A

    C.L.
    #2922652, posted on January 31, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Why would the Chinese want blueprints for Australia’s dumbo-diesel yellow submarines?
    ASIO would be better off watching over the baby formula aisle at Coles.

    This I can’t understand, we are awash with milk, both the EU and OZ, why is the formula not exported to China?

    The demand and the money to pay for it is obviously there, capitalism much?

  58. Steve trickler

    Impressive. This guy doesn’t take a step back.

    Credit to Michael Moreno for holding firm against these despicable creatures and having this exchange filmed.

    Geez, he can speak fast. Shapiro has competition.



  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This I can’t understand, we are awash with milk, both the EU and OZ, why is the formula not exported to China?

    do you think china is interested in allowing foreign firms to compete with locals?

  60. John Constantine

    The milk formula smuggling operations from australia would obviously be more efficient in bulk, using bank transfers and receipts and with all tax due paid.

    The way it is done now, all black market and untraceable cash and no tax paid seems innefficient, but the billions speak for themselves.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/chinese-hunger-for-australia-food-as-daigou-leave-1-billion-tax-hole-20160927-grpfqs.html

    https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/sydney-daigou-makes-1700-per-week-profit-sending-v/3356309/

  61. John Constantine

    asx code name market cap.
    A2M A2 Milk $8.6b
    AHF Australian Dairy Nutritionals $33.4m
    AU8 AuMake International $61.1m
    BAL Bellamy’s $854.7m
    BFC Beston Global $62.1m
    BUB Bubs Australia $194.2m
    BXN Bioxyne $17.3m
    CLV Clover Corp $229.6m
    HRL HRL Holdings $43.9m
    JAT Jatenergy $71.6m
    KTD Keytone Dairy $66m
    LGO Longreach Oil $8.5m
    LON Longtable Group $40.5m
    SM1 Synlait $1.7b
    WHA Wattle Health $199.4m

    I hold none of these as core, but got a few in trade portfolio.

    Other sectors preferred.

  62. John Constantine

    The above stocks are baby formula to china redchip hopefuls.

  63. cohenite

    In this situation we have an imposed forcing (increasing GHG concentrations) on top of a chaotic system (weather) which appears to average to a non-chaotic system with intrinsic predicatability (climate).

    That is shit. CO2 forcing; even by alarmism criteria the forcing of CO2 decreases as the concentration increases (Beer Lambert law). But CO2’s forcing is moot or at least unmeasureable above a concentration of about 100PPM. In addition the increase in CO2 concentration is NOT anthropogenic but natural (professor Ed Berry).

    Long term climate on this planet is anything but predictable due to volcanoes, asteroids and meltwater during interglacials which produces things like D-O and Heinrich events. Both weather and climate have a stochastic or unpredictable element.

  64. Watched Gosnell this evening. What a depraved individual. However, the society that allowed this to persist runs a close second. Good film. Worth seeing.

  65. Helen

    Help if you can

    Gavins new legs

    Ta

    Great family, terrific farmer, wonderful dad and husband – needs new legs so he can keep on farmimg.

  66. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The above stocks are baby formula to china redchip hopefuls.

    there’s a whole bunch of articles on google on china constantly making it harder to import baby formula, including some recent changes about to take effect.

    Part of the issue is also that many chinese rightfully don’t trust what’s on their store shelves, there is a rampant industry for faking goods and many local goods are sub standard.

    I imagine it’s safer to get it at the source.

    I caught one of the neighbours with the back of their SUV open and it was choka full of baby formula.

  67. Fisky

    Germany almost certainly falling into recession. Italy already officially there. The global capitalist order is going to collapse!

    Daniel Lacalle

    @dlacalle_IA
    1h1 hour ago
    More
    Germany 🇩🇪 retail sales fell 4.3% in December. The worst in eleven years.

  68. zyconoclast

    Can Trump hit the godless commo lefty tech firms with lawsuits if they keep using Ireland to dodge tax?.

    What a wave of Trump hate if he bombs theirish taxdodge haven, the lefty skynet companies and bails out ixxx…l at the same time

    He hasn’t managed to do something simple like build a wall.
    He did manage to give the commo lefty tech firms big tax cut which they can use to attack him.

  69. zyconoclast

    “Similarly, Gen Z may be having less in-person sex, but engaging in more sexual activity.

    Nothing new, it’s called wanking.

  70. Helen

    As he was dragged into the mowers, he grabbed hold of something and used his upper body strength to pull himsellf out.

    But that wasnt the end. Care Flight could not respnd due to weather, so it was wait for an ambo. With legs cut off, one at hip hieght the other a bit lower.The emergency, then ICU then trnasfer to somewhere he could be fixed, after they figured he might, just, live.

    He has told his wife to bring jeans beacuse he is walking out of there.

    How dare he be positive, how dare he not be a snowflake. How dare he be an echo of Kokoda, Tobuk, all those places our courage is recorded. How dare he.

  71. zyconoclast

    UK and Chile sign continuity agreement

    This trade continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefiting from preferential trading arrangements with Chile after we leave the European Union. 

  72. John H.

    I hope he can hold on for the year it will take for the Israeli scientists to completely cure cancer.

    Can’t see phages working. They are not letting on what they are doing. Might be about nagalase. Just more boasting by researchers.

  73. Snoopy

    This is so horrific.
    Unbelievable.
    What a sick joke.

    All the pain will be worth it when she grows up and finds a nice chap to marry.

  74. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2922678, posted on January 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    This is so horrific.
    Unbelievable.
    What a sick joke.

    Stimpy, you should stop visiting those weird sites.
    Is there something wrong with you?

  75. Snoopy

    But of course.

    Manus Island asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani has won the top prize at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards after organisers made an exception to allow him to enter despite not being an Australian resident or citizen.

  76. Helen

    This is so horrific.
    Unbelievable.
    What a sick joke.

    Not really, shell shock. or some kind of over exposure , this is now the norm.

    I’m going to bed to dream of normalityy – what ever it is these days. Nightmare to some, Nirvana to others and all Libneral voters.

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Manus Island asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani has won the top prize at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards after organisers made an exception to allow him to enter despite not being an Australian resident or citizen.

    The hundred and twenty five thousand quid he’s won should be enough to set him up in whatever Third World shithole he calls “home.”

  78. Helen

    Oh and Lizzie, I have succombed to your lutsful suggestions and purchased the first three series of your Danish invasion and what follows. I want to read them first,via amazoon – almost virginal exposure to the filum, to absorb frst the feeling of the words beofre the assuault. Almost holding my breath.

    Fuckall wierdos who think this is wrong.

  79. Helen

    Poor frogs are desperate – a sprinkle of rain and their calls for the dance are resounding, full of deeper notes and smokey voice. Like Casablanca.

    Whoever is turned on, besides,Sharon,- by a squeaky voice.?

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is there something wrong with you?

    Is this a trick question?
    I’m unsure of how to respond.

  81. Helen

    Will NBN allow me to make a challenge?

  82. Helen

    Rain that is, fleeting flirter.

  83. 2dogs

    Manus Island asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani

    What is the actual status of this person? Because the Manus Island detention centre closed three months ago.

  84. Helen

    This be 5 the number of fingers on one hand.

  85. Helen

    Unless they be chopped off.

  86. Helen

    For stealing or something.

  87. Helen

    But I tink they chop off hands, not fingers

  88. Helen

    A lost finger still lets y9u pick your nose with another

  89. Helen

    Nose, that is, with another finger

  90. Helen

    Besides, How many fingers cando this?

  91. Top Ender

    Court costs land university worker Cindy Prior in bankruptcy

    The administration worker who launched a $250,000 racial discriminatio­n lawsuit against three Queensland University of Technology students has been declared bankrupt over failing to pay court-ordered costs after she lost her high-profile case.

    The Federal Circuit Court yesterday declared former QUT staffer Cindy Prior bankrupt over the debts.

    Ms Prior took a case against students Alex Wood, Jackson Powell and Calum Thwaites over Facebook posts in 2013, claiming the online posts contravened section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

    This section makes it illegal to “offend, insult, humiliate or ­intimidate” another person or group on the grounds of race, colour or ethnicity.

    Ms Prior was ordered to pay more than $100,0000 in court costs to legal representatives of Mr Wood.

    She also owes an estimated $150,000 to legal representatives of the other two students.

    The legal stoush followed an incident where Ms Prior ejected non-indigenous students, including Mr Wood, from an ­indigenous-only computer lab at QUT’s Brisbane campus on May 28 in 2013.

    Soon after Mr Wood left the room, he made a post on the Facebook page QUT Stalker Space, which read: “Just got kicked out of the unsigned indigenous computer room.

    “QUT stopping segregation with segregation…?”

    The Federal Circuit Court tossed out the case in 2016.

    Ms Prior, who earns about $72,000 a year, had offered to pay a lump sum of $200 and $10 every two weeks for three years to settle the case with Mr Woods, arguing she was a single mother of three children.

    Oz link

  92. Helen

    And what ios the pint of doing it at all?

  93. Helen

    What point in picking noses?

  94. Helen

    The dry to start, followed by

  95. Helen

    That lingers to your nostril as long as it can

  96. Helen

    Stretching out past the legtth of your arm, almost

  97. Helen

    Then tyhere is the whitsler

  98. Helen

    When you breathe, a whistle sounds

  99. Helen

    Like a station master, but without the real whistle

  100. Fisky

    Court costs land university worker Cindy Prior in bankruptcy

    The administration worker who launched a $250,000 racial discriminatio­n lawsuit against three Queensland University of Technology students has been declared bankrupt over failing to pay court-ordered costs after she lost her high-profile case.

    I’m not going to name names, but the filth at the Human Rights Commission should be held personally liable for inciting this woman to 18C those uni kids. Also, they should be financially liable for the HECS debts of the uni students who had to change their courses once their names were leaked. One young man in particular was more than half-way through a teaching degree, and he had to throw it away because he had been publicly labelled as a “racist”. There is no punishment adequate for the scum who work at the Human Rights Commission.

  101. Helen

    The train is coming, coming,

  102. Helen

    But it is just your nightmare

  103. Helen

    Or is it? How do you know?

  104. Helen

    Do the poepe in the bed next to you respond when you mention your whistle?

  105. Helen

    Oh bugger obviously this challenge is doomed, I was on a meme, too, which is now forfiet. Three was to be a tumultous ending, full of heaving bossoms and all that. I think her anme was Cindy, but I could be mistaken.

  106. C.L.

    This is so horrific.
    Unbelievable.
    What a sick joke.

    Those people are all severely deranged and the medicos are straight-up psychopaths.

  107. Mitch M.

    Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis

    Of course it is about DHA. Our bodies can produce plenty of EPA from LA(short chain omega 3 in plants) but can’t make DHA in anywhere near sufficient quantities. DHA has so many important anti-inflammatory functions: resolvins in this article, substrate for endocannabinoids, possible regulation of prostaglandin synthesis. So it is not surprising it consistently pops up as very important for our health. You could eat fish but so much cold water fish these days is crap I prefer Life Extension super omega 3 because it is packaged for maximum absorption. Most people fry fish and that’s worse than no fish at all. Question is: how much DHA can be safely consumed?

  108. C.L.

    Yep:

    Donald J. [email protected]

    Democrats are becoming the Party of late term abortion, high taxes, Open Borders and Crime!

  109. jupes

    Hey is everyone asleep down there?

  110. Mitch M.

    Lack of sleep is tied to increases in two Alzheimer’s proteins

    A 51% increase in tau just from sleep deprivation is astonishing.

    They should be asleep Jupes. One of the worst things we can do for our health is not get good sleep at the same time each day. The brain does a lot of house keeping while we sleep and those who pride themselves on not sleep much are making a big mistake. 7-9 hours. I scratch in at 7 but being a night owl and insomniac makes life difficult.

  111. Mitch M.

    3) Autism epidemic. Enormous effort has been expended to uncover the sources of the “autism epidemic” (e.g., King, 2011), the supposed massive increase in the incidence and prevalence of autism, now termed autism spectrum disorder, over the past 25 years. The causal factors posited to be implicated in this “epidemic” have included vaccines, television viewing, dietary allergies, antibiotics, and viruses.

    Nevertheless, there is meager evidence that this purported epidemic reflects a genuine increase in the rates of autism per se as opposed to an increase in autism diagnoses stemming from several biases and artifacts, including heightened societal awareness of the features of autism (“detection bias”), growing incentives for school districts to report autism diagnoses, and a lowering of the diagnostic thresholds for autism across successive editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Gernsbacher et al., 2005; Lilienfeld and Arkowitz, 2007). Indeed, data indicate when the diagnostic criteria for autism were held constant, the rates of this disorder remained essentially constant between 1990 and 2010 (Baxter et al., 2015). If the rates of autism are increasing, the increase would appear to be slight at best, hardly justifying the widespread claim of an “epidemic.”

    People don’t want to accept that the so called epidemic is just another examples of the perils in inherent in psychological diagnoses. This bloody nonsense started in the USA from a study that was not published in a peer reviewed journal and so poorly done it would be a fail in epidemio 101. Then the CDC came along but when you examine that methodology it was woeful so I have never trusted the USA data especially given studies in other countries discounted the epidemic claim. So FU anti-vaxxers.

  112. struth

    The fraudulent autism diagnosis is child abuse.
    Any kid can be diagnosed as being autistic.
    I hate to say it but there is a mental sickness in the parent and quack more so than the poor kid..

  113. Tom

    Christian Adams (London Evening Standard) on Europe’s big freeze.

  114. struth

    Thanks Tom.
    The subject matter regarding the killing of babies……..the killing of babies….the evil depravity of the left….I find the cartoon somewhat trivialises it.
    Hard to put into words but state authorised baby killing……cartoons ridiculing it is in some ways ….just is too lenient.

  115. struth

    In my world you go to take the life of a baby you get killed before you do it.

  116. struth

    Who are these doctors?
    How quickly we fall once the bible is rejected…..and how far.

  117. struth

    Of going for the record

  118. struth

    But not this little black duck

  119. struth

    MarkA is still in Europe

  120. Tom

    Armadillo! Get here and explain the epidemic you’ve started.

  121. Mark A

    struth
    #2922774, posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:55 am

    And he has a tendency

    Bad Tom.

    I was going to let you go a long way Struth.
    Next time add numbers, I lost count and may jump in too early.

  122. struth

    And so does Tom…of making sure it won’t happen.
    Just saying that soon Mark A is coming back to Aus and Tom may go back to bed.
    One is just suggesting that after tom’s cartoons you still may have a chance Helen Arma and the rest.

  123. struth

    I still kept you on your toes MarkA.
    You saw Toms cartoons and thought your work was done here for another day.

  124. Mark A

    struth
    #2922777, posted on February 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

    I still kept you on your toes MarkA.
    You saw Toms cartoons and thought your work was done here for another day.

    Have to admit, yes, only because I’m at the comp. working on tomorrow’s racing that I noticed your sneaky attempt.

    I’m sure there are not a lot of others overseas at the moment so after the 10th you’ll be safe.
    I’m certainly not going to stay up to this ungodly hour.

  125. Tintarella di Luna

    Couldn’t get a word in today, it’s all gone quiet though so thanks Tom

  126. Tintarella di Luna

    Franklin and Bowen though both a chinless it’s otherwise hard to the difference except one is a sweet innocuous turtle and the other is a malicious, chinless socialist.

    ‘Why we won’t back Labor: it’s simply unjust’
    sen
    CHARLIE PEEL
    JOURNALIST
    @charliepeeled ‏

    12:00AM JANUARY 31, 2019

    Self-funded retirees Dick and Pat Connor are typical of the hundreds of grey voters who are voicing their opposition at public hearings into Labor’s proposed dumping of cash refunds on franking credits.

    A parliamentary inquiry into Labor’s rebate reversal — which moved down the coast from Townsville on Tuesday to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane yesterday — has become a gathering point for self-funded retirees wanting to voice their concerns about projected lost income.

    The Connors were among more than 200 people at a session in Brisbane’s Paddington. They normally avoid the cut and thrust of politics, but for Mr Connor, a former civil engineer, and his wife, a retired teacher, Labor’s proposal seems unjust and “discriminatory’’.

    The couple, who live in the leafy suburb of St Lucia, have $1.3 million in superannuation between them, built up over their careers and years of investing, and stand to lose about $15,000 a year from their superannuation-derived income — money they said would be sorely missed.

    “Losing the franking credits would reduce our income by about 22 per cent, which is quite big,” Mr Connor said.

    The couple, aged in their 80s, retired in the 1990s and invested their savings in shares and property, which excludes them from a government pension.

    “So far we’ve managed to keep ourselves off the public purse and pay a little bit in tax,” Mrs Connor said. “(This change) will keep decreasing what we have to make ourselves independent. I don’t mind paying taxes, I think that’s fair.

    “For a policy that you went into in good faith that this would be part of your retirement income, to suddenly say that ‘we’re not going to let you do that’, is double-taxing, for a start.”

    Mr Connor said he normally had an open mind when it came to politics, but would not be voting for Labor at the federal election. “If Labor’s going to pull this trick, I don’t think I would (vote for them),” he said. “I’m concerned with other Labor policies as well, I think they’ll do a lot of damage to the country.”

    The couple consider themselves “middle-of-the-road retirees” and believe they would still be reasonably comfortable if the changes to the franking credits scheme came in.

    But Mr Connor said part of the reason for managing their own affairs was to be prepared for unexpected financial hurdles, without relying on the taxpayer. “As you get older, you can run into unknown medical expenses,” he said. “If you go into aged care you’re looking at $500,000 to buy a spot.”

  127. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    world’s gone insane
    Will Young plans to take The Grand Tour and Amazon Prime to OFCOM and ‘pursue legal action’… after he SLAMS ‘homophobic’ Jeep segment
    Pop star Young, 40 – who is gay – was shocked by a ‘jokey’ segment on The Grand Tour’s Colombia Special in which a Jeep Wrangler was test-driven
    In the scenes, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May claim driving a Jeep means you should wear ‘ventilated chaps’ and ‘moisturise’
    Young took to Twitter to slam the hosts and Amazon Prime for the ‘pathetic’ segment – branding the hosts ‘repulsive’ and ‘obtuse, bigoted immature babies’
    In new tweets, Young says: ‘No word from @PrimeVideo so @Ofcom beckons. Is there a legal case? Who knows… watch this space’

  128. Thanks Tom. I think Rowe is a winner in getting a message across.
    Rowe’s attack on self funded retirees is a distilled display of the venal sin of envy that infests much leftist thinking. What a vile piece of work he is.

  129. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Daivd Rowe is such an asshole
    can imagine he is your typical bleeding heart leftoid that detests anyone better off than he is, which probably most people

  130. Tel

    Tom #2922744, Peter Broelman.

    I don’t get what’s with the fish? Some sort of global warming thing?

  131. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    So easily bought

    The Australian chairman of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies believes the company has been caught up in “China bashing”.

    A frustrated John Lord made the statement to The Australian Financial Review after the United States announced criminal charges would be laid against the global firm and its chief financial officer.

  132. Dianeh

    The fraudulent autism diagnosis is child abuse.
    Any kid can be diagnosed as being autistic.
    I hate to say it but there is a mental sickness in the parent and quack more so than the poor kid.

    What fucking nonsense.

    My son is autistic. He was like it from birth. I didn’t imagine it and if I had ignored it, he would be unable to cope with the world around him. It is like a fog surrounding him, warping his view of the world. But for years we have worked to teach him everyday things you take for granted. And it is paying off for him.

    You have no fucking idea.

  133. Tel

    Daivd Rowe is such an asshole

    Yes he paints those people as perfectly lootable … and yet the other day he was pretending that it’s all merely a scare campaign and there won’t be any looting…

    … low trust society.

  134. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Pop star Young, 40 – who is gay – was shocked by a ‘jokey’ segment on The Grand Tour’s Colombia Special in which a Jeep Wrangler was test-driven
    In the scenes, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May claim driving a Jeep means you should wear ‘ventilated chaps’ and ‘moisturise’
    Young took to Twitter to slam the hosts and Amazon Prime for the ‘pathetic’ segment – branding the hosts ‘repulsive’ and ‘obtuse, bigoted immature babies’

    if the Shorten and Bowen commies get in, I can guarantee that they will bring in “hate speech” laws into australia and the days of free speech on the cat will end.

  135. calli

    Has there been any reporting on the variety of species that died in the fish kills? I haven’t seen anything except a parading of old Murray cod.

    Our rivers are teeming with carp which have a detrimental effect on water quality. Apart from decreased volumes, could the de-oxygenating caused by carp be a contributing factor?

  136. ABC on attack against RAAF over a mission during the retaking of Mosul that lead to the unfortunate death of civilians.
    We should open the door to compensation we’re told.
    I do hope Rowe is busily cartooning it for the traitorous minds of Canberra.

  137. Tel

    The fraudulent autism diagnosis is child abuse.
    Any kid can be diagnosed as being autistic.

    Adult libertarians get diagnosed on a continuous basis … generally diagnosed by people who can’t name any symptoms but they surely know it when they see it (and besides you have the wrong opinion and you seem to be strangely reluctant to go along with whatever spurious cause happens to be all-important this week).

  138. calli

    Rowe’s “cartoon” disgusts me.

    He must be lampooning defined benefit retirees surely?

  139. Mater

    if the Shorten and Bowen commies get in, I can guarantee that they will bring in “hate speech” laws into australia and the days of free speech on the cat will end.

    In that case, we’ll have to massively expand the Catictionary so that we can communicate in veiled speech.

  140. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Virtue Signalers job is never done
    Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani wins literary prize
    Kurdish journalist and poet Behrouz Boochani won the award tonight for his hellish first-hand account of life as a detainee on the island. His book, No Friend But The Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, also won the $25,000 prize for nonfiction at tonight’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The book was translated by Dr Omid Tofighian.

    The eligibility criteria requiring that the authors be Australian citizens or permanent residents was overlooked to award the prize.

  141. Lots of Carp died Calli, you can clearly see their fat lips amongst the piles.
    Blue green algae is the cause of course.
    Unnatural they say, as if you could call algae unatural. It exists and blooms when the conditions suit as it has done for millions of years. Algae didn’t care if fish die, the same as locusts don’t care if they denude the landscape and starve the fauna to death.
    Nature is not in balance, it just is.

  142. hzhousewife

    The eligibility criteria requiring that the authors be Australian citizens or permanent residents was overlooked to award the prize.

    If you don’t like a Rule, just ignore it.

  143. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Democrats move to strike ‘so help you God’ from witness oath
    GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney: ‘They really have become the party of Karl Marx’

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    Death, where is thy sting?
    Ah, here it is!

    Bernie Sanders Proposes 77% Estate Tax For Billionaires

    He’s obviously feeling his age: he’s 77.

  145. A principal in Melbourne’s west has been stood down after video footage emerged of him dragging a primary school aged pupil along the ground.

    Steve Warner, the principal of Manor Lakes P-12 College, in Wyndham Vale has been stood down pending an investigation.

    What was that little shit up to?
    There’s not a shadow of doubt that this kid would have form and the Principal was just fed up with the hyped up mummy’s angel. Slap a parent would be a better result.

  146. John Constantine

    The nutrient and sediment loads that feed blue green algae blooms happened before agriculture and will happen after rewilding.

    The pictures of the dead fish will provide an emotional opening for activists to exploit already signed transnational conventions giving activists lawfare powers over farm runoff.

    Started with runoff that interacts with rivers that interact with the reef. Also runoff that interacts with cultural wetlands and heritage.

    Gives a big opening for regulatory departments with secret police powers to save the rivers.

    Training and accreditation and regulation of fertiliser spreading is coming.

    Comrades.

  147. Baldrick

    The big freeze continues in the U.S.A. but what did climate models predict?

    Winter Outlook favors warmer temperatures for much of U.S.
    A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.
    Additionally, El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing. “We expect El Nino to be in place in late fall to early winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “Although a weak El Nino is expected, it may still influence the winter season by bringing wetter conditions across the southern United States, and warmer, drier conditions to parts of the North.”

  148. John Constantine

    Fertiliser is the new roundup.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    What was that little shit up to?

    The ‘victim’ must be a right little turd, seeing school has only be in session for a few days. God help us if he’s an efnick or a Native.

  150. How’s all that excess green baseload roonabauble power in Viktoristan working out?

  151. I dare say the Principal was protecting another child from this kid.
    Parents admit he was misbehaving. Bullying more like it.

  152. Tintarella di Luna

    world’s gone insane
    Will Young plans to take The Grand Tour and Amazon Prime to OFCOM and ‘pursue legal action’… after he SLAMS ‘homophobic’ Jeep segment
    Pop star Young, 40 – who is gay – was shocked by a ‘jokey’ segment on The Grand Tour’s Colombia Special in which a Jeep Wrangler was test-driven
    In the scenes, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May claim driving a Jeep means you should wear ‘ventilated chaps’ and ‘moisturise’

    How’s the music career going at the moment for Young?

  153. Tintarella di Luna

    This is Franklin and this is Bowen coss-species twins

  154. feelthebern

    David Rowe is has always been out there.
    Now it’s getting creepy.

  155. 1735099

    if the Shorten and Bowen commies get in, I can guarantee that they will bring in “hate speech” laws into australia and the days of free speech on the cat will end.

    “Free speech” on the Cat?
    Surely you jest….

  156. feelthebern

    The Saudis have ended their anti corruption probe.
    The crown prince got settlements out of 87 punters.
    At a billion each, he’s just trousered 87 bill by not letting them out of the Ritz Carlton for a few months.

    PS, a billion each is my number.
    Who knows how high it is.

  157. calli

    Fertiliser is the new roundup.

    Yes. Because farmers are so flush with funds they can afford to spread it with gay abandon.

    Those carp now…they make excellent fertiliser.

  158. min

    My observations are that there are conditions that have always been around however when they become flavour of the month there is a sudden increase in diagnoses. Two off hand are children believing that they are another gender and what was known as multiple personality ,now DIDS .
    Suddenly many experts appear to treat the problem

  159. calli

    It fairly oozes smug.

    The toes of my boots are tingling. I need to kick something.

  160. John Constantine

    South Australian royal commission into the Murray darling basin plan demands the irrigation districts of new South Wales and vicco be shut down.

    Because of catastrophist climate change.

    So all the fresh irrigation water can be dumped unused into a south Australian estuary to make it a fresh water swamp.

    Rewilding, Comrades.

  161. Percy Popinjay

    Those idiots running the Oz really are determined to keep pissing off their ever dwindling readership.

    Court costs land university worker Cindy Prior in bankruptcy

    Feminist ‘warrior’ Clementine Ford sacked by Nine

    Guess what? No reader comments allowed on either piece.

  162. Black Ball

    When I worked in the school system I had to remove a disruptive student from the class. Child was being rude to the teacher, threatened another kid. Dragged kid out, wore one for my trouble. Kid was suspended for a day despite his teacher and I protestations. Principal suggested I could have handled it better. FMD just make a judgement call. If force is necessary then do it

  163. calli

    Percy, both those limpets are in “distressed circumstances” and will jump on anything mildly litigation-worthy. And they will have instant backers if there is a chance of sticking it to da Man.

    In this case the Oz is being prudent.

  164. calli

    These days if a teacher lays a hand on a student, a complaint is made and the police are called.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Feminist ‘warrior’ Clementine Ford sacked by Nine

    Sacked?
    But she said she quit.
    Surely she does not lie?
    Clearly she has been “counseled” heaps of times before knowing full well Fewfacts didn’t have the 6alls to fire her.
    First repeat under new management and straight out the door.
    Nein can point to the dozens of counselling sessions as prior warnings.

  166. Percy Popinjay

    In this case the Oz is being prudent.

    That’s not the way I view it, overly cautious and annoying, more like. Anyway, the idiots now moderate the comments into oblivion as it is. Can’t see why about 400 or so comments noting something along the lines of, “sucked in you disgusting pieces of human vermin, zero sympathy” could possibly be litigation worthy (or in a sane world wouldn’t be).

    People calling out the role of our beloved human wrongs kommissiariat or the sheer stupidity of Fauxfacts for retaining a proven paying reader repellent such as Clammy wouldn’t be litigation worthy either.

    But then, these are crazy times we are living in.

    Thou shalt not state the bleedin’ obvious.

  167. Percy Popinjay

    In this case the Oz is being prudent.

    That’s not the way I view it, overly cautious and annoying, more like. Anyway, the idiots now moderate the comments into oblivion as it is. Can’t see why about 400 or so comments noting something along the lines of, “sucked in you disgusting pieces of human vermin, zero sympathy” could possibly be litigation worthy (or in a sane world wouldn’t be).

    People calling out the role of our beloved human wrongs kommissiariat or the sheer stupidity of Fauxfacts for retaining a proven paying reader repelent* such as Clammy wouldn’t be litigation worthy either.

    But then, these are crazy times we are living in.

    Thou shalt not state the bleedin’ obvious.

    *Deliberate, to get through the f*cking spaminator.

  168. Tel

    … get over to Subscribe Star and look through the 250+odd content providers on there …

    Thanks for the tip … never heard of it before, but I’ll check it out.

  169. Mater

    It fairly oozes smug.
    The toes of my boots are tingling. I need to kick something.

    If only he was wearing a MAGA hat and someone was banging a drum in his face.

  170. OldOzzie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2922792, posted on February 1, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Pop star Young, 40 – who is gay – was shocked by a ‘jokey’ segment on The Grand Tour’s Colombia Special in which a Jeep Wrangler was test-driven
    In the scenes, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May claim driving a Jeep means you should wear ‘ventilated chaps’ and ‘moisturise’

    Young took to Twitter to slam the hosts and Amazon Prime for the ‘pathetic’ segment – branding the hosts ‘repulsive’ and ‘obtuse, bigoted immature babies’

    if the Shorten and Bowen commies get in, I can guarantee that they will bring in “hate speech” laws into australia and the days of free speech on the cat will end.

    I only subscribe to Amazon Prime for The Grand Tour and I have been enjoying watchng the reruns

    Even better on the Colombian Special was Jeremy Clarkson’s reaction to the Donkey Workers plus Agriculture on which they survived to the end , where James May blew it.

    In this Day and Age of Offended Social Justice Warriors, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are a breath of Political In-Corretness and were great on Top Gear – BBC blew it big time financilaly losing them

  171. Leigh Lowe

    Clammy’s woes past, present and future neatly summarised.

  172. Twostix

    Boomers as usual view the modern world through their own experience and damn their orogeny in the process.

    Principals today are universally soy poisoned bugmen who are only allowed to be principal of anything after they have spent a life overtly appeased the high priestesses and lesbian laity in the education department.

    They aren’t automatically right and they often exhibit the usual symptoms of gamma male soy poisoned kept bugmen towards regular boys who have regular dads. That is insane loathing, jealously and hate.

    Their gimp like life of servitude and foeced eunuch like behaviour occasionally causes them to lash out at normal boys.

    Careful.

  173. Entropy

    The Oz still employ their own proven paying reader repellants. The Bittered Sav and Lyons spring immediately to mind.
    I am one anecdote that proves the case, after Savva’s hatchet job on Satanbbott that went on for a ludicrous amount of time, heavy on innuendo but lacking in evidence.

  174. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    paywalled no link
    Cindy Prior, who launched and lost a $250K racial discriminatio­n suit against three QUT students, has failed to pay court-ordered costs.

  175. Entropy

    calli
    #2922824, posted on February 1, 2019 at 8:13 am
    Fertiliser is the new roundup.

    Yes. Because farmers are so flush with funds they can afford to spread it with gay abandon

    To be honest, many a Canegrower has been known to apply nitrogen fertiliser at “the recommended rate, plus GST” and then a bit extra to be sure.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The administration worker who launched a $250,000 racial discriminatio­n lawsuit against three Queensland University of Technology students has been declared bankrupt over failing to pay court-ordered costs after she lost her high-profile case.

    Cindy Prior will probably emerge as one of the “voices” to Federal Patliament.

  177. stackja

    Temperatures plunge as freakish cool change wreaks havoc across Sydney
    Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    February 1, 2019 7:05am
    Subscriber only

    Sydney’s hottest day in a year quickly changed when a southerly buster accelerated up the coast and smashed the city last night, bringing down trees and whipping up surf.

    The mercury climbed to 39.7 degrees at the airport before dropping by 10 degrees in only 20 minutes when the front hit about 6pm and SES crews were put to work throughout the night, responding to hundreds of calls across the state.

  178. OldOzzie

    Extreme Cold Bursts Water Pipes, A Twin Cities Water Tower

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The polar vortex wreaking havoc in Minnesota has busted furnaces, water pipes and even a metro water tower.

    More than 100,000 gallons of water spilled out the water tower in White Bear Township when its plumbing froze early Wednesday.

    It made an icy mess on roads around the area, but did not affect service for residents.

  179. then a bit extra to be sure

    Given the number of flanneries that have been dumped on the north QLD coast (with a Townsville suburb headed seaward), may I boldly suggest that what canegrowers do or don’t do has zip effect on anything.

  180. woolfe

    Cindy Prior is rolling out the single mother excuse, i doubt those payments are reduced from her bankruptcy.

  181. OldOzzie

    Court costs land university worker Cindy Prior in bankruptcy

    The administration worker who launched a $250,000 racial discriminatio­n lawsuit against three Queensland University of Technology students has been declared bankrupt over failing to pay court-ordered costs after she lost her high-profile case.

    The Federal Circuit Court yesterday declared former QUT staffer Cindy Prior bankrupt over the debts.

    Ms Prior took a case against students Alex Wood, Jackson Powell and Calum Thwaites over Facebook posts in 2013, claiming the online posts contravened section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

    This section makes it illegal to “offend, insult, humiliate or ­intimidate” another person or group on the grounds of race, colour or ethnicity.

    Ms Prior was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in court costs to legal representatives of Mr Wood.

    She also owes an estimated $150,000 to legal representatives of the other two students.

    The legal stoush followed an incident where Ms Prior ejected non-indigenous students, including Mr Wood, from an ­indigenous-only computer lab at QUT’s Brisbane campus on May 28 in 2013.

    Soon after Mr Wood left the room, he made a post on the Facebook page QUT Stalker Space, which read: “Just got kicked out of the unsigned indigenous computer room.

    “QUT stopping segregation with segregation…?”

    The Federal Circuit Court tossed out the case in 2016.

    Ms Prior, who earns about $72,000 a year, had offered to pay a lump sum of $200 and $10 every two weeks for three years to settle the case with Mr Woods, arguing she was a single mother of three children.

  182. stackja

    GetUp! targeting conservatives in four electorates with phone call and door knocking blitz
    Sheradyn Holderhead, National Political Reporter, The Daily Telegraph
    January 31, 2019 9:45pm
    Subscriber only

    Left-wing group GetUp! is targeting conservative Liberals in at least four electorates with a blitz of phone calls and door knocking urging act­ivists to share personal claims about how the incumbent MP’s have impacted “negatively impacted a ­compassionate value in their life”.

    The pressure group has this week revealed its ambitious plan to knock on the door of all 64,000 homes in Tony Abbott’s electorate of Warringah in a bid to oust the former prime minister.

    Author Tom Keneally (right) with people at Wednesday night’s GetUp! meeting in Manly. Picture: Darren Leigh Roberts

  183. mh

    Garrison for me today. Thanks, Tom.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Chris Bowen’s so wrong: our listicle shows you whyJudith Sloan

    12:00AM February 1, 2019
    384 Comments

    I hadn’t heard the term “listicle” until I was reading about the downsizing of digital media outfit Buzzfeed. Evidently it just loves a listicle — an article based entirely on a list. Mind you, the topics of these lists sound pretty childish and fatuous.

    So let me put together a serious list based on the serious policy ­errors Labor’s Treasury spokes­man Chris Bowen has made by proposing to cancel cash refunds for excess franking credits.

    • Paying too much attention to advice from the former treasure­r and prime minister Paul Keating is a big mistake. Keating’s view of the world is that if he didn’t introduce it, it must be wrong.

    • It was always an oversight that cash refunds for franking credits were not offered to those on low incomes who pay no or ­little tax.

    • There are plenty of examples of refunds being paid to people and businesses who pay no net tax. After all, close to half the population pay no net tax, yet many of them receive a tax refund after the close of the financial year. Is Bowen going to get rid of this arrangement?

    • And let’s think about trade unions, charities and not-for-profits. They don’t pay any tax but Bowen is proposing that cash refund­s for these entities be retaine­d. Some trade unions have net assets of more than $100 million and have substantial stockmarket investments.

    • Why would Bowen think that exempting recipients of the Age Pension who registered befor­e March 28 last year from the cancellation of cash refunds makes any sense? If you have signed up to the Age Pension after this date, it’s just bad luck and you will be treated differently from your mate down the street in the same income and asset position.

    • Bowen is mistaken that this policy hits the rich. The rich, particular­ly after the government implemented the $1.6m super­annuation tax-free cap, will be able to use the tax they pay to claim the franking credits, either in full or part.

    • It is those retirees who just miss out on the Age Pension who will be badly hit, because they will simply lose the cash refunds withou­t any compensation. And there are one million of them.

    Would Bowen tell one of his unionised mates that it’s fine to have their pay cut by $3000 or $5000 or $7000 each year becaus­e “the age of entitlement is over”?

    From the Oz. If the S.F.L. don’t rip Bowen’s arms off, and strike him smartly around the head and shoulders with the soggy end, on a daily basis, over this issue, they deserve to be in Opposition.

  185. Des Deskperson

    ‘Ms Prior, who earns about $72,000 a year,’

    Despite her other worries, someone is clearly looking after Cindy.

    Back at QUT she would have been, at most, a ‘Higher Education Worker ‘4 earning, at most, about $62,000:, now she has a job that pays around $10,000 pa more.

    Does anyone know what it is?

  186. C.L.

    In my world you go to take the life of a baby you get killed before you do it.

    That would be an entirely moral act.

  187. Shy Ted

    GetUp! targeting conservatives in four electorates with phone call and door knocking blitz.
    I don’t live in one of the lucky electorates but if I did and Getup were going to telegraph their arrival… “I thought they was home invaders your honour”.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Does anyone know what it is?

    To the best of my knowledge, and honest belief, Cindy Prior is “in the Aboriginal industry” in Perth.

  189. struth

    What fucking nonsense.

    My son is autistic. He was like it from birth. I didn’t imagine it and if I had ignored it, he would be unable to cope with the world around him. It is like a fog surrounding him, warping his view of the world. But for years we have worked to teach him everyday things you take for granted. And it is paying off for him.

    You have no fucking idea.

    Boo fucking hoo.

    Guess what, I said “A Fraudulent Diagnosis” and there are plenty of them.
    I know two young dipshit women who have had their children classified as Autistic and the sole problem is the kids have no discipline because of no fathers on the scene, and women are using it is an excuse for not being able to cope alone.
    Not in all cases, but as I said , with FRAUDULENT diagnosis.

    Noting the increase in Autism so that nearly probably one in ten kids seems to have it, and no one had it when I was at school, and it coinciding with single mum families and too many women in education, you’d have to be a moron to not see what is going on here.

    There are genuine cases that were called something else years ago, and if your kid has it, for every one of yours there’s one hundred that just need some discipline and consequences to their actions.
    So I one hundred percent stand by my comment.
    And I’ll add, something else.
    Your over reaction to my comment means you haven’t looked maturely at other children and said, my son has Autism, those kids don’t, which, you should have done if you had any mature perspective on the issue.

    Are you telling me they all have autism?
    Because if you are, I’m telling you , your kid may not and a look in the mirror might be long over due.
    If you are telling me that not all the diagnosis are correct, (most aren’t) but in your son’s case it is, that would be reasonable, but then there would not have been the reaction to my first comment.

  190. I thought they was home invaders your honour

    Or the Billy Connolly approach of the weird smile while holding your genitals and ask if they “would like to come inside”.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    Noting the increase in Autism so that nearly probably one in ten kids seems to have it …

    According to IT, the numbers are much higher among Catallaxy posters.

  192. Snoopy

    To be honest, many a Canegrower has been known to apply nitrogen fertiliser at “the recommended rate, plus GST” and then a bit extra to be sure.

    Maybe the recommended rate is on the low side to ‘protect the reef’?

    Sort of the inverse of when your doctor asks you how much you drink. You know he’s going to double whatever you say so you halve what you actually drink and deduct a bit more because you’re serious about your health.

  193. struth

    Ms Prior, who earns about $72,000 a year, had offered to pay a lump sum of $200 and $10 every two weeks for three years to settle the case with Mr Woods, arguing she was a single mother of three children.

    Five dollars a week would break me!
    The journalist is obviously embarrassed he could write such drivel?

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Ms Prior, who earns about $72,000 a year, had offered to pay a lump sum of $200 and $10 every two weeks for three years to settle the case with Mr Woods, 

    So she was offering less than $1,000 to settle a $250k debt.

  195. struth

    She’d rather declare bankruptcy, (which isn’t such a noose around your neck if you are on welfare anyway) and get out of five dollars a week, ……………………………..

  196. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom.

    David Rowe definitely does not like Oldies and he is your typical bleeding heart leftoid that detests anyone better off than he is, which probably most people

    Ben Garrison today

  197. cohenite

    Bankrupt. How appropriate and indicative.

  198. Snoopy

    Meanwhile Triggsie is living large.

  199. cohenite

    No consequences. This is why the non-lefties are losing; they don’t put consequences on the left. The left know nothing is going to happen to them so they do what they want.

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bankrupt. How appropriate and indicative.

    Cindy Prior launched a “GoFundMe” campaign that raised just over $4,000.

    Alex Wood launched a “GoFundMe” campaign, when he was hit for a bill for just over $40,000 from Prior’s solicitors. Said campaign raised over $60,000.

  201. struth

    I also find that the world of electronic amusement or baby sitting by x box, and the new cotton wool wrapped kiddies inside all the time, detached from the real world, single child families and general lack of human interaction and physical exercise creates a distracted, un socialised, vague out of a child, who doesn’t respond to humans they way they should.
    This is being diagnosed as autism when obviously it has nothing to do with it.

    Many of them just need a banning of computer games and be told to go play with the other kids in the street and come home at tea time, and they’d be miraculously cured.
    Again this may not be your kid, Dianeh, but it’s the majority of them.
    The human child doesn’t just explode in mental illness as a percentage of population unless inbreeding in a culture is rampant.
    It just doesn’t happen.

  202. OldOzzie

    Daily Telegraph Editorial: Old king coal still putting in

    Every mechanical device has the potential for failure.

    A Formula One car worth millions, for example, may be rendered immobile by a puncture caused by debris worth nothing at all.

    It emerged late yesterday that the one-hour eastern suburbs power outage may have been the result of weeds somehow compromising a 132 kilovolt power cable. But for a small investment in Roundup, that outage could have been averted.

    The outage did provide a chance, however, to examine the power supply mix in NSW. According to data from the Australian Power Project, that mix yesterday was very interesting.

    At the time the outage began, before noon, wind turbines were supplying just 6 per cent of the state’s power requirements. Solar delivered even less.

    As the NSW wholesale power price leapt to $13,234, power imported from Victoria and Queensland supplied 9 per cent of our energy.

    And everything thing else was supplied by the most reliable but also the most demonised form of energy ever to illuminate Australian homes, power Australian businesses and fuel Australia’s electric cars.

    As the outage began, the coal-fired power plant at Vale Point was running at a massive 95 per cent of its capacity. The Eraring plant was at 94 per cent. At Bayswater, the plant peaked at a full 100 per cent.

    The Liddell plant, marked for closure, was putting in 81 per cent. And the Mt Piper plant was also close to maximum capacity, generating some 93 per cent of its full capability.

    Our dependence on coal has not come about due to a desire to shun other energy forms merely for the sake of it. Our dependence has grown because coal is dependable.

    The technology behind coal-fired plants may be old, but it is also known and proven. And the reliability of coal on days of high temperature stress is, as you can see from those figures, absolutely undeniable.

    Many advocates of newer and vastly more expensive energy forms would prefer an almost immediate abandonment of coal-fired power. This is simply not feasible. Nor is it feasible in the medium term.

    If coal abandonment is ever to become feasible, solar and wind power technology must advance to the point where it matches coal. Right now, that point does not have a date on it.

    Fascinating that the over one hour Blackout in our Northern Beaches Suburb yesterday afternoon at 4pm was not mentioned on the evening TV News last night or in the Daily Telgraph Editorial above – only the Eastern Suburbs Blackout

  203. OldOzzie

    Don’t like it? Then lump it

    Labor is becoming very complacent about the likelihood of victory in the coming federal election.

    That’s one conclusion we may draw from Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen’s dismissive response to retirees, whom he said “are entitled to vote against us”.

    That isn’t the expected answer when dealing with more than 84,000 older voters in NSW who stand to lose thousands.

    Labor obviously feels that votes gained in other community sectors will compensate for reduced retiree support.

    Yet excessive confidence is never a good look in politics.

  204. hzhousewife

    Fascinating that the over one hour Blackout in our Northern Beaches Suburb yesterday afternoon at 4pm was not mentioned on the evening TV News last night or in the Daily Telgraph Editorial above – only the Eastern Suburbs Blackout

    I heard FranK on RN this morning for about one hour and she only rabbited on about Melbourne’s blackout, no mention of Sydney yesterday.

  205. struth

    Fascinating that the over one hour Blackout in our Northern Beaches Suburb yesterday afternoon at 4pm was not mentioned on the evening TV News last night or in the Daily Telgraph Editorial above – only the Eastern Suburbs Blackout

    No bias there!

    Does anyone still watch MSM news.
    I think it should be renamed distraction TV.
    It’s a car accident, a house fire and global warming propaganda.
    Every.
    Single.
    Edition.

  206. Roger

    Labor obviously feels that votes gained in other community sectors will compensate for reduced retiree support.

    Imported vote herd.

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