Monday Forum: March 4, 2018

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1,172 Responses to Monday Forum: March 4, 2018

  1. Dave in Marybrook

    As a top 5 contender, I’d like to devote this page to the glory of the good works of Tom.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jessica Ramos

    Another green progressive: endorsed by parrot cage liner NYT and far left Bill de Blasio.
    She looks to fit right in with the AOC/Omar new guard of the Democrat Party.

  3. John Constantine

    GNC graincorp offers to sell it’s liquid terminals business, putting some pressure on the vulture fund takeover suggestion hanging over it.

    Looks like a clean out of asx listed agricultural companies following the drought.

  4. John Constantine

    The mcgauchie management method has made graincorp worth more dead than alive and a target for any geared culture fund that can supply management skills.

    Like the mcgauchie method of managing the Australian agricultural company AAC has resulted in the current position.

    Comrades.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    One that Tom missed!

    Johannes Leak #2

    Looks to be with Judith Sloan’s story on the ALP’s policy on very fast trains.

    Why am I not surprised that Labor have suddenly discovered a boondoggle that finally collapsed in California only last month, after wasting about $75 billion?

  6. 132andBush

    Just caught up with the thread.
    Condolences to MV and family.

  7. Notafan

    It’s a strange place though if what say is true no harm, you’d hope

    Isis prisoners released by Syrian Kurdish sdf

  8. Tom

    One that Tom missed!

    Well played, Bruce of Newk. I don’t actually read the Paywallian (even though I subscribe) because its spastic Newscorp website freezes my laptop browser when I try to download content. Even downloading the Leak cartoons once or twice a week is a dodgy proposition.

  9. feelthebern

    I know Tom.
    There is something about the Oz website that sucks the rest of the universe dry.

  10. Notafan

    More weird, Israel rescued white helmet activists and sent them to Canada and Europe

    Russians want to prosecute white helmets for war crimes

  11. feelthebern

    Ok, bin night update.
    There are now bin wars on who can get the sweet sweet booty of the recycling.
    My nephews in Western Sydney do it in their street.
    Here in the seat of Wentworth, it’s industrial.
    High sided cage trailers trawl the neighbourhoods.
    It’s turning into Mad Max on rubbish night.

  12. feelthebern

    Purdue Pharma preparing for Chapter 11.

  13. feelthebern

    I expect the new Sackler company will announce trials for the “cure” for OxyContin shortly.

  14. Notafan

    That is nuts feelthebern.

    Government and other people’s money.

  15. Notafan

    Hopefully they scrap whatever stupid scheme it is once the cost gets too much, even for them

  16. Herodotus

    Hmmm! Today’s Daily Telegraph front page might be deemed to be part of an anti-Labor campaign by News Ltd. no matter what the truth is. What’s the world coming to when newspapers can’t be trusted to remain stumm on some things while always supporting leftist lunacy? They’ll be saying thank goodness we still have the ABC, Nein/fauxfacts and Guardian etc.

  17. Herodotus

    My PC copes with News websites but the iPad needs a reboot most days to do so.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Since the sixties uni students have been majoring in marijuana.
    Now they can major in marijuana as they major in marijuana!

    ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges

    Now all that is needed is a booze major.

  19. Mother Lode

    USA is just awesome, lovely people, great food and service, just don’t think about the exchange rate, diet when we get back though

    Miami?

    Keep your eyes open for Florida Man.

    He can be found doing things like pouring petrol on the living room floor and lighting it so the heat dries the paint, or trying to go through a Burger King drive-thru on a skateboard with jet-packs stuffed with C4.

    Just follow the police sirens.

  20. stackja

    Federal elections were held in Germany on 5 March 1933, after the Nazi seizure of power on 30 January and just six days after the Reichstag fire. Wikipedia

    Joseph Stalin Died: 5 March 1953, Kuntsevo Dacha. Wikipedia

  21. Herodotus

    Lecturers, like that sleeping giants guy at Edith Cowan Uni, can now major in urban anti-business, anti-any conservative news/current affairs “activism” (terrorism?) via tweeted threats pretending to be a movement of many people.
    If the uni won’t discipline these characters and the law can’t stop them, where does it end?

  22. stackja

    2019 Qld floods unprecedented!

    Deluge of rain and floods has seen usually drought-stricken town become an ‘island’
    A FEW days ago the reservoir was dry. Now this country town has seen so much rain it’s almost completely cut off.

    Benedict [email protected] news.com.au MARCH 7, 2018 12:31PM

  23. Beertruk

    Now all that is needed is a booze major.

    I would go to Uni to get a degree in that major.

  24. Henry2

    Kind Thoughts, MemoryVault

  25. zyconoclast

    Illegal Aliens Arrested in Workplace Raid Sue Fed Agents for Racial Profiling

    Represented by an extremist nonprofit that lists conservative organizations on a catalogue of “hate groups,” seven illegal immigrants detained in a workplace raid are suing the federal agents that arrested them, claiming that they were racially profiled for being Latino. In a federal court complaint filed this week by their pro bono attorneys at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the illegal aliens assert that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents violated their Constitutional rights against illegal seizures and to equal protection under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  26. Notafan

    Didn’t watch all the Saad interview but it’s a bit rough, don’t trust anyone ever?

    Most priests don’t abuse altar boys btw.

    If parents attend mass with their children, the sacristy door is always open and they collect them immediately then any risk is mitigated.

    Grooming takes time and effort, after all.

    The denial and punishment thing seems to have been a common reaction, as is deliberate blind eye turning within the family.

    Which is where most abuse occurs.

  27. Top Ender

    Tim Blair reports:

    ‘SLEEPING GIANTS’ IS JUST SOME OLD LEFTIST ACADEMIC
    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    The Oz reports:

    Edith Cowan University is standing by one of its academics, Andrew Priest, after he was found to be sending out up to 100 tweets a day — including during normal working hours — as part of a campaign by an anonymous online activist group to denigrate media advertisers.

    Mr Priest, an accounting lecturer, has been named as the most active participant in a campaign by Sleeping Giants in which companies are publicly accused of supporting “racism, bigotry, misogyny and abuse of women” because they choose to advertise on Sky News.

    Imagine how far to the left you’d have to be in order to view Sky News as this vicious.

    In ­recent months Mr Priest has dir­ected tweets at advertisers including Coles, Wesfarmers, Commonwealth Bank, Jetstar, Hyundai, Audi, KFC, Carlton Dry, Procter & Gamble, Industry Super and Trivago.

    The impulse to censor is powerful within our leftist cells, otherwise known as universities:

    Claire Lehmann

    @clairlemon
    Academia being taken over by activism is definitely a conservative conspiracy theory.https://twitter.com/matthewasears/status/1101450651945586688

    Matthew A. Sears
    @matthewasears
    Replying to @matthewasears
    Teaching SHOULD BE activism
    Service SHOULD BE activism
    Research SHOULD BE activism – in all fields

    Daily Tele print edition

  28. zyconoclast

    French public prosecutors call for Marine Le Pen to be tried for tweeting graphic Isil images

    It is now up to an investigating judge to decide whether to proceed, but the prosecutors’ recommendation makes a trial more likely.

    It increases pressure on Ms Le Pen, who is also facing legal problems over her party’s alleged misuse of European Parliament funds.

  29. Beertruk

    From Tim Blair:

    HOW SWEDE IT IS
    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
    March 4, 2019 3:58pm
    Subscriber only
    Suppose you are a devoted soldier of Allah whose Syrian slaughterfest is interrupted by a sore shoulder. Where do you go for help?

    If you’re Khaled Shahadeh, you just go home to Sweden, get your shoulder fixed courtesy of infidel taxpayers, then get straight on back to killing:

    An Isis jihadi fighter returned to his home in Sweden to have wounds to his shoulder treated for free at a state-run hospital, before returning to the front line in Syria, Sweden’s Expressen newspaper has reported.

    Khaled Shahadeh, 28, returned to Sweden in 2015 for medical care before returning to Syria that summer, his father told the newspaper, a claim the newspaper has confirmed by other sources.

    Amir Sariaslan
    @AmirSariaslan
    The ISIS terrorist Khaled Shahadeh returned to Sweden and was taken care of by the Swedish health care system. When he had healed up, he went back to Syria and continued the terror, reports @Expressen in collaboration with @StiftelsenDoku: https://www.expressen.se/gt/is-terroristen-fick-vard-i-sverige-reste-sedan-tillbaka-till-syrien/

    Shahadeh is one of four Isis members from Gothenburg and the nearby city of Boras judged as a continuing threat to Sweden, alongside the convert Michael Skramo, Nader el Shaya, and Mohamud Saeed Adib.

    If only those Swedish doctors had known who they were treating. They surely would have done something about it, right? Wrong:

    Thomas Linden, chairman of the ethics advisory panel at Sweden’s Lakarforbund doctors’ union, said it was wrong to expect doctors to consider anything apart medical needs when deciding who to treat.

    Medecins Sans Boules. Meanwhile, in NSW:

    Convicted terrorist Tamim Khaja and extremist Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai are in segregation after allegedly attacking two guards at Goulburn’s Supermax.

    Terror planner Tamim Khaja
    One prison officer was rushed to hospital with head wounds after yesterday’s violent attack and the other was treated at the jail for an injury to his shoulder.

    NSW Corrective Services confirmed the weekend’s assaults at the nation’s toughest jail.

    Even when terrorists are imprisoned, we still find ways to be weak:

    They follow a controversial decision in the District Court last week to quash the sentence imposed on killer, gang founder and ISIS supporter Bassam Hamzy for bashing a prison officer because the judge said his jail conditions are enough punishment.

    As a consequence, Supermax prisoners now figure they’ve got a free shot at their guards. Great work, everybody.

  30. MatrixTransform

    King of name calling

    lets clear this up right now. girls.

    When you infantile free thinking tough womenzs sling around the nasty epithets you tend to select your words to strategically damn or indict. Words like ‘stalker’, and ‘racist’ imply guilt and ill intent.
    They’re a rally call to White Knights everywhere to rush to the defense of the poor damsel.
    Its an age old tactic and it generally works, but it is disgusting.

    Youre always signalling virtue and relying a proxy force to do your nasty business.
    Much like your gesture Elle, signalling that you have some sort special standing with theBoss here and that if you Ms Sugar-n-space get called something nasty just one more time …

    The majority of men are well aware how just how snaky and manipulative the practise is but theyve seen and heard it all before.

    You lot clowning with the Double Entendre was funny in context and yes some were missed but dear ladies do you know what you’ve missed written by racists and stalkers? No I didnt think so but, it isnt lost on the men. especially the old ones. The young ones are still learning.

    So thanks for being the same old manipulative, exaggerating, deceitful, oblique, power-hungry thieves that you often are.

    Dear Elle, I suspect that you are actually an agent provocateur and that although your vocal rhetoric sometimes says “but I a champion of men”, you snarkily and repeatedly piss in all the corners with cheap stand-point feminist pot-shots. the embodiment of Poison Ivy herself

    Why do you attract attention?

    Pretty simple, its because of your loose plan to destroy.
    Ive seen this exact behaviour by certain women on conservative, political, open forums before. Been seeing for about 15 years. The tactic works sometimes but more often that not the true colours of the antagonista become clearer and clearer. There’s always one and sometimes more.

    Again, why do you attract attention? Because you provoke.

    The fumy part of what I am writing here is that you Elle will vainly think I am actually trying to send YOU a message.

    My question is this : When I use the word retard, am I wrong?

  31. feelthebern

    Keith Flint & Luke Perry both dead.
    Not a good day for 90’s celebrities.
    Quick, someone make sure Agro is safe.

  32. Ivan Denisovich

    and for those that think police prosecutors and juries always get it right

    Raymond J. de Souza lets rip:

    Calling Cardinal Pell’s Prosecution What It Is: Religious Persecution

    Cardinal George Pell was exactly where he should have been Wednesday night in Melbourne: in jail.

    Let Henry David Thoreau explain: “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison” (Civil Disobedience).

    Now that the peculiar “suppression order” in Australia has been lifted, we are free to state what has been evident for several years now. The prosecution of Cardinal Pell has been a monstrous miscarriage of justice, a religious persecution carried out by prosecutorial means…………………….

    http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/calling-cardinal-pells-prosecution-what-it-is-religious-persecution

    An excellent summation.

  33. stackja

    Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions: study
    March 4, 2019, University College London
    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-03-alien-species-primary-global-extinctions.html#jCp

  34. Boambee John

    From Belmont Club (Richard Fernandez).

    But since the resulting battlefields are waged inside the country, there is little reason why domestic political conflict should not resemble the international ones. Because victory is now attained by jailing opponents, silencing or financially sanctioning them, punitive prosecution, deplatforming, and universal surveillance are used alike in both cases and it is increasingly hard to tell them apart.

    Look at Dirty Dan and his tactics, the HRC, WGEA, and a multitude of NGOs, such as the anti-Adani mob. Seem familiar?

  35. Baldrick

    A happy Mardi Gras to Christian Cats and Kittehs, and no I’m not talking about a debauched qwerty sex festival.
    I’m talking Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. Take your pick.

  36. stackja

    Michael von Faulhaber – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_von_Faulhaber
    Michael von Faulhaber (5 March 1869 – 12 June 1952) was a Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Munich for 35 years, from 1917 to his death in 1952.

    Another Cardinal criticised for not doing enough.

  37. C.L.

    Louise Milligan declares herself probably the greatest and bravest journalist in modern history.

  38. Percy Popinjay

    JC’s favourite astronaut/thespian in the news (from the Oz):

    Neil Armfield has told how he asked Geoffrey Rush to cover himself when he came out of the shower backstage at a New York theatre where he shared a dressing room with actress Yael Stone.

    Rush and Armfield are longtime friends whose professional relationship goes back decades.

    Armfield appeared as a witness for Rush in the actor’s defamation case last year against The Daily Telegraph over the newspaper’s reporting of a complaint of alleged inappropriate behaviour during the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of King Lear in 2015-16.

    The 2010 production of The Diary of a Madman was a revival of their earlier collaboration on the play in 1989, in the earliest years of Belvoir Street.

  39. Percy Popinjay

    Surprise! Whining sanctimonious parasitic virtue signalling cockheaded toerag announces he’s hot for the greenfitlh:

    Julian Burnside has revealed he will run against Treasurer Josh Frydchickenberger in the Melbourne seat of Kooyong as a candidate for the Greens.

  40. C.L.

    Raymond J. de Souza nails the corrupt intent of the County Court of Victoria:

    Under Victoria law, a judge can issue a “suppression order” that bans any and all reporting on a case if it is thought necessary to protect a trial from undue public pressure. The “suppression order,” which meant that even the charges against Cardinal Pell were not revealed until this week, more than two months after his conviction, was ostensibly to protect Cardinal Pell’s right to a fair trial.

    In effect, it protected the prosecutors from having to defend the weakness of their case in the court of public opinion. If, almost two years ago, the prosecutors had had to argue in public that Cardinal Pell had raped two choirboys in a crowded cathedral immediately after Sunday Mass, there would have been at least some pressure on the Victoria attorney general to review whether mob justice was afoot …

  41. duncanm

    stackja
    #2950936, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:06 am
    2019 Qld floods unprecedented!

    Deluge of rain and floods has seen usually drought-stricken town become an ‘island’

    hang on.. if its ‘usual’, then its not drought!

    meanwhile, in more ‘its never happened’ – the water’s about to hit lake eyre

  42. Beertruk

    Baldrick
    #2950951, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Pancake Day, Baldrick. Because I have always liked Pancake Day. The only day of the year as a young fella when we could solely have pancakes as dinner.

  43. C.L.

    Ho hum.
    Yet another senior Labor figure a child molester.
    The ALP has produced more child molesters and r-apists than any other political party in history.

    Why is that?
    Why?

  44. MatrixTransform

    the corrupt intent of the County Court of Victoria

    They’re using the rules from the Cluedo box.

    somebody must have done it because that’s the premise of the game

  45. feelthebern

    Yet another senior Labor figure a child molester.

    What’s happened?

  46. stackja

    Herodotus
    #2950924, posted on March 5, 2019 at 7:46 am

    ABC missed the story. Too busy chasing someone else.

    Labor’s campaign to hold the safe state seat of Cabramatta has been thrown into disarray after the local branch president was charged with ch1ld p0rn.

  47. MatrixTransform

    The ALP has produced more child molesters and r-apists than any other political party in history

    Same thing … Cluedo rulebook

  48. Snoopy

    ABC Breakfast just provided thousands of dollars worth of free advertising for an ideological mate.

  49. Percy Popinjay

    In effect, it protected the prosecutors from having to defend the weakness of their case in the court of public opinion.

    Exactly. I remember thinking that at the time. The less of the great unwashed who knew about about that kangaroo court and its trumped charges the better.

  50. Beertruk

    ABC missed the story. Too busy chasing someone else.

    If it had of been LNP or the Catholic Church, they would have been right on to it.
    ALP? Nothing to see here.

  51. min

    Years ago I took the trouble to read the Green’s manifesto? ,policies . Most a lot of utopian ideals without any understanding of human nature!. Jordan Peterson remarks on having to teach about socialistic ideas in Psychology of Personality 201. Who in the general public, pollies included has any understanding of how and why humans function.? So when Burnside announces that he is standing for Green’s on 2 issues , asylum seekers and Climate change . Perhaps someone can pester him with technology to find out what other socialist nonsense of the Green’s policies he will support.
    This goes for Steggel and Phelps also . Hope like theNew Green Deal 70 -% tax on rich people like them.

  52. Boambee John

    The ALP has produced more child molesters and r-apists than any other political party in history

    Perhaps the Liars continually making allegations of child molestation against those who do not fully support their mad schemes is simple projection? They do it, so surely everyone does?

  53. stackja

    Peter Andrew Hansen to make bid for jail release after he allegedly exploited kids in Philippines
    Jennifer Sexton and Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    March 4, 2019 9:30pm
    Subscriber only

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal details of the case for the first time after an interim suppression order was not continued.

  54. duncanm

    Julian ‘I am not interested in politics’ Burnside.

  55. Anthony

    Another pretend catholic exposed. That american political creature from NSW (Keneally?) tells us that Abbott and Howard should not support Cardinal Pell. And, like Dunny Diver Dan, she calls herself a Mick! I was brought up in the catholic religion to believe that the whole basis of christianity as taught in the new testament concerns such weird concepts as love, support, forgiveness. That american woman sounds more like the mob that crucified Jesus.

  56. duncanm

    Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers conducted a search warrant at his Cabramatta home and he was charged with producing child pornography in the Philippines and importing child exploitation material.

    ABC now has the story

  57. Boambee John

    min

    A couple of elections ago someone, might have been Tim Blair, published extracts of the madder elements of the Greens plarform. They were furious at having their plans widely publicised. IIRC, they took legal action!

  58. duncanm

    A simple question to all those criticising Abbott and others.

    If a very good mate of yours was convicted of such a crime — what would you do ?

  59. Percy Popinjay

    Julius “I am not a member of any political party”* Sideburn.

    *Statement may not bear any actual resemblance to the facts.

  60. stackja

    A plaque honouring disgraced Cardinal George Pell has been defaced
    Billy Freeman, The Daily Telegraph
    March 5, 2019 5:12am
    Subscriber only

  61. John Constantine

    Lotte International, a South Korean conglomerate has purchased the Sandalwood feedlot at Dalby in the Darling Down’s region of Queensland. Lotte Mart, an east Asian hypermarket chain, has been a substantial user of custom-feeding services at Sandalwood feedlot for the past five years. No price has been disclosed by Foreign Investment Review Board approval has been granted for the purchase.

    Cattle feedlots and the 50% cut in australian cattle numbers to comply with paris 2030 are on a collision course.

    Wouldn’t invest in an aussie cattle feedlot with shorten looting cartel incoming.

    Comrades.

  62. Percy Popinjay

    A couple of elections ago someone, might have been Tim Blair, published extracts of the madder elements of the Greens plarform. They were furious at having their plans widely publicised.

    As I remember it, a greenfilth candidate was asked about how they could justify some of their policies, which were then described to the candidate. The candidate denied they were GF policies until the inquisitor then pointed out they’d been lifted directly from the GF website.

    Much huffing, puffing and strongly expressed denials then ensued.

  63. duncanm

    This is how nuts Julian is.

    Julian Burnside
    ‏@JulianBurnside
    More Prediction:
    #Scomo will send a whisper to the Navy to let a couple of asylum seeker boats through before the election.
    Then he will try to terrify the nation that we are under attack.
    Could he be that dishonest?
    Don’t fall for it.

  64. stackja

    Guilty: Wallaroos skipper Liz Patu cops huge ban for biting rival
    Jim Tucker, The Courier-Mail
    March 5, 2019 7:21am
    Subscriber only

    Queensland prop Liz Patu has expressed remorse and branded her shocking act “unacceptable” after copping a six-week ban for biting.

    The Wallaroos regular pleaded guilty on Monday night at a disciplinary hearing called after she was cited for allegedly biting Western Australian lock Rebecca Clough at the bottom of a ruck in the Super W rugby clash at Suncorp Stadium last Saturday.

    Clough repeated her animated claim to referee Lara West by showing her left forearm and saying, “I’ve been bitten…(No.) 3.”

    A ruck is a sensitive area?

  65. Boambee John

    Anthony
    #2950971, posted on March 5
    , 2019 at 8:55 am
    Another pretend catholic exposed

    Bambi is a prominent supporter of a charity called Children Who Die Without a Name. It tries to help the families of stillborns.

    She is also a prominent supporter of abortion. Strangely, she does not seem to regard aborted babies as Children Who Die Without a Name.

  66. calli

    Thanks, Balders.

    Now I don’t feel nearly as guilty about having a nice bit of cake with morning tea.

    On dieting after returning from the US – good luck with that. The corn syrup in every single thing over there plays havoc with the metabolism. 🙁

  67. stackja

    Two men shot dead within 500m of each other in Meadow Heights in spate of Melbourne gun violence
    Josh Fagan, Herald Sun
    3 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Two men are dead after a shooting in Melbourne’s north late last night — the latest in a string of shootings which has left four bodies in its wake.

    Police were called to Huntly and Morris Courts in Meadow Heights about 10.15pm.

    Two men, both believed to be in their 30s, were found with gunshot wounds.

    Vic Pol investigating.

  68. stackja

    Melbourne indoor water park to be biggest in southern hemisphere
    Nathan Mawby, Herald Sun
    March 5, 2019 12:01am
    Subscriber only

    A massive water park that will “set a new bar for Australia and the southern hemisphere” is headed for Melbourne’s southeast.

    In an Australian first kids will compete for high scores in video-game like water tunnels, glide uphill in specially designed water slides with extra water jets, and even be launched from the sides of towers on zip lines.

    Meanwhile outside Melbourne the drought goes on.

  69. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    2h
    The military drills, or war games as I call them, were never even discussed in my mtg w/ Kim Jong Un of NK—FAKE NEWS! I made that decision long ago because it costs the U.S. far too much money to have those “games”, especially since we are not reimbursed for the tremendous cost!

    South Korea is a rich industrialised country that should be paying up. Well done, Mr President.

  70. candy

    J burnside going to capitalise on anti Papist sentimemt. I remember hin calling Tony Abbott a p…do in speedos on Twitter and all the Left loving it. I bet he waited to enter the fray for Kooyong untill G Pell convicted. Anti Papism will be his policy. Even he would know pokicy of oprn borders would not get him through.

  71. stackja

    Revealed: Ministerial vehicles, chauffeurs costing NT taxpayers $700,000 a year
    NATASHA EMECK, NT News
    March 5, 2019 12:30am
    Subscriber only

    MINISTERIAL cars and chauffeurs are costing Northern Territory taxpayers almost $700,000 a year.

    The NT Government forked out about $604,000 to pay four chauffeurs and a fleet manager for their VIP cars in 2018, which is a pay increase of more than $53,000 from the year before.

  72. stackja

    Bullsbrook bushfire: Lives and homes remain under threat with emergency warning in place
    Staff reporters and AAP PerthNow
    March 5, 2019 9:03AM

    Strong winds and hot weather are expected to hamper firefighters on Tuesday as they battle an out of control blaze in a national park east of Perth that is threatening homes.

    A bushfire emergency warning is in place for Shady Hills Estate in Bullsbrook, north western parts of Gidgegannup and north eastern parts of the Walyunga National Park in the City of Swan.

    “There is a threat to lives and homes,” the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services said.

    Another example of no hazard reduction?

  73. Boambee John

    stackja at 0919

    Do any Victoriastani Cats know whether the affected areas had recently had hazard reduction burns, or was there a massive fuel load allowed to build up? The intensity of the fires shown on the idiot box suggests the latter.

  74. MatrixTransform

    Two men are dead after a shooting in Melbourne’s north late last night

    Phht.
    Cant happen, guns are illegal

  75. MatrixTransform

    Do any Victoriastani Cats know whether the affected areas had recently had hazard reduction burns

    dont know about that location.
    but up near Erica/Walhalla have recently been doing that.
    got outta control but they tried

  76. Entropy

    Cattle feedlots and the 50% cut in australian cattle numbers to comply with paris 2030 are on a collision course.

    One of the interesting differences that may emerge from how the beef industry moves out of the current drought, and how it recovered from the millennium drought, is that feedlot capacity is much, much greater. Feedlots have provided an ability to keep breeders younger animals and put them in feedlots for finishing, a practice not possible, or at least not as developed as strategy in the last drought, and what that means for cash flows d ability to buy feed. What it means for herd rebuilding is yet to be seen.

    Wouldn’t invest in an aussie cattle feedlot with shorten looting cartel incoming

    No doubt. Except you should never underestimate the links between unions and corporations. Feedlot cattle are destined for a union controlled meatworks. Live exporters on the other hand are the mortal enemy of unions. In a Shorten world I would expect corporatist fascism to be even bigger than it is under the current mouth breathers.

  77. Boambee John

    Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all?

  78. MatrixTransform

    Dr. Seuss And His Books Are Racist

    The study is titled “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books.”

    It is co-authored by Katie Ishizuka of the The Conscious Kid Library and Ramón Stephens, a PhD student in education at the University of California, San Diego. They describe themselves as “critical race scholar-activists.”

    The two interpreted the late author’s works as “dehumanizing and degrading” to “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and people from other marginalized groups (including Jewish people and Muslims),” largely because non-white characters were illustrated in stereotypical fashions, they argued.

    The comments are a good chuckle

  79. Entropy

    I would have thought stillborn babies always got a name. Always.
    Smells like one of those charities that are more a promotion vehicle for its members.

  80. MatrixTransform

    New Study Claims Dr. Seuss And His Books Are …?

    bu a link cannot be posted because spaminator rulz

    The comments section at TBP are hilarious

  81. lotocoti

    a greenfilth candidate was asked about how they could justify some of their policies

    Never mind the quality feel the width.

  82. Des Deskperson

    ‘Edith Cowan University is standing by one of its academics, Andrew Priest, after he was found to be sending out up to 100 tweets a day — including during normal working hours — as part of a campaign by an anonymous online activist group to denigrate media advertisers.’

    Edith Cowan University – Australia’s 31st best university – would seem to be a bit woolly when it comes to professional and personal conduct. There is nothing I can find about bringing the organisation into disrepute. The following elements of the code may, however, be relevant to Mr Priest’s behaviour:

    “Personal and Professional Behaviour
    4.15.1 Staff should perform the duties associated with their position to the
    best of their ability diligently, impartially and conscientiously. In the performance of their duties,

    Use of University Facilities and Equipment
    4.3.1 Staff should take all possible care in the use of University property,
    goods, services and information and ensure they are used efficiently, carefully and honestly.

    4.3.2 Unless permission has been granted by the staff member’s supervisor , University resources are not to be used for private purposes.”

    We don’t know whether Mr Priest used ECU IT resources to send his tweets but he reportedly did the tweeting in the university’s time – a resource – which presumably means while performing ‘the duties associated with [his] position’.

    Prima facie, he has a clear case to answer to.

  83. My question is this : When I use the word retard, am I wrong?

    Yep – and you’re vice masking.

  84. mh

    Did Bolton Blow North Korea?

    ….The media reported that Trump walked away from the meeting before the scheduled signing ceremony and closing press event. The talks broke down, it was reported, because Kim demanded an end to all sanctions before any reduction in North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Washington sighed with relief and said all together, “better no deal than a bad deal.”

    Meanwhile the North Koreans held a rare press conference clarifying that they only asked for partial sanctions relief in exchange for dismantling one of their main nuclear facilities. Further, press reports began to surface that National Security Advisor John Bolton threw additional demands on the table which led Kim to draw the meeting to an early close.

    Who’s telling the truth? We likely won’t know. But given Bolton’s strong opposition to any kind of peace agreement with North Korea it’s hard to doubt that he had something to do with the blow-up of the summit. As the New York Times reported over the weekend, while Trump’s advisors were shocked when he decided to meet Kim face-to-face the first time for negotiations, John Bolton wasn’t worried at all. As the Times writes, “Mr. Bolton told colleagues not to worry. The negotiations, he said, would collapse on their own.” And so they did.

    Will Trump continue to allow his diplomatic efforts to be undermined by his own staff? Let’s hope the president will ignore Washington, ignore the neocons, and continue to work for peace with North Korea.

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/march/04/did-bolton-blow-north-korea/

  85. OldOzzie

    Suncorp mortgage bond failure ‘a canary’

    Michael Roddan
    Reporter

    Suncorp has unexpectedly declared a residential mortgage bond worth $120 million may not repay all investors after the share of borrowers in arrears rose to a trigger point, putting the distributions in doubt.

    The surprise development may be a sign of further stress in the $1.7 trillion mortgage system. It is also believed to be the first local mortgage bond to encounter difficulty since the global financial crisis.

    CLSA banking analyst Brian Johnson pointed to a combination of borrowers carrying too much debt and rising arrears rates in states such as Western Australia, where unemployment has increased at the same time house prices have fallen, as a possible reason for the announcement.

    “To get to this point, for a securitisation this old to go bust — that is weird,” Mr Johnson said.

    “It certainly is a canary. Perhaps as long as the newer securitisations don’t default then it seems like the securitisation process is working,” Mr Johnson said.

    The tranche of mortgages in the Apollo series trust sold in 2010, which has shrunk from its original volume of $1 billion since it was first sold to investors, reached a rate of 3 per cent of borrowers more than 60 days overdue on their mortgage, the Queensland-based bank yesterday said.

    Suncorp said the announcement did not affect other tranches of loans in the Apollo trust.

    While the tranche of mortgages is a small volume of loans, the 3 per cent arrears figure on the group of borrowers is three times the rate of arrears in Suncorp’s broader mortgage portfolio of about 1 per cent. It is also unusual due to the length of time borrowers have been meeting repayments — for almost a decade.

    According to Standard & Poor’s, the amount of borrowers more than three months behind their mortgage repayments doubled over the last decade, in a sign there has been a “persistent rise” the severity of home loan arrears.

    Suncorp said all investors were expected to continue to receive monthly payments on the instalments on interest, but the principal amount on their investment would be diverted from subordinated debt holders to the highest class of shareholders, AAA note holders.

    The distributions will be then staggered according to the class of shareholders until all funds are exhausted.

    Suncorp also expected the Apollo trust tranche to shrink further over the coming year to meet the 10 per cent threshold which allows the bank to close the trust.

    The bank said at this point, subject to regulatory approval, it was expected that all holders were expected to receive the full principal amount once the trust was called.

    “In the case of the APOLLO Series 2010-1, this is a very small number of customers going into arrears. As for the broader Suncorp retail portfolio, the total arrears is low at around 1 per cent,” a Suncorp spokesman said.

    Although the overall rate of borrowers falling behind on mortgage repayments remains low, S&P has warned households could encounter more financial stress if they struggle to refinance their loans if banks overhaul lax lending standards following the royal commission.

    About 60 per cent of borrowers overdue in repayments are currently overdue by more than three months — this is up from 34 per cent a decade earlier.

    The economic outlook has been hit by a series of bad events over summer, as falling house prices have taken a toll on consumer confidence, spending and the pace of home building.

    GDP figures for the December quarter, which will inform the government’s official budget forecasts, will be released this week.

    The government was already forced to trim back Treasury forecasts in December’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook as the drought in eastern and southern Australia crimped exports.

    Amid the worsening economic outlook, Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe last month canvassed the possibility of rate cuts for the first time since 2016.

    Last week, official figures showed housing credit grew 0.2 per cent in January — the smallest rise in lending since 1984, when credit shrunk 0.4 per cent in a month.

    Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics also revealed an accelerating fall in the rate of housing construction, and a slide in engineering work dampened economic growth towards the end of last year — a slump that could trigger a downgrade to budget forecasts in April.

    Analysts are concerned falling house prices could scare consumers into shutting their wallets, which would sap the biggest contributor to economic growth.

  86. Geriatric Mayfly

    Louise Milligan declares herself probably the greatest and bravest journalist in modern history.

    A legend in her own lunchtime. She sure lays it on thick. Nominates herself for Australian of the Year.

  87. That Yank woman

    Keneally is an Australian citizen. She lives permanently in Australia and was naturalised in 2000.

  88. MatrixTransform

    Never mind the quality feel the width.

    and the depth … 4.5$B /yr from private landlords

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘Edith Cowan University is standing by one of its academics, Andrew Priest, after he was found to be sending out up to 100 tweets a day — including during normal working hours — as part of a campaign by an anonymous online activist group to denigrate media advertisers.’

    Who again was that dinkum academic who was dumped for sending harmless private messages? Done like a dinner because he used University resources.

  90. Phht.
    Cant happen, guns are illegal

    A guy was killed locally last week when his car hit a tree.
    Police say speed was the contributing factor.
    Phht.
    Can’t happen. Speeding is illegal.

  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Live exporters on the other hand are the mortal enemy of unions.

    Given that the Australian Meat workers union, with its thuggish record on industrial relations, was largely responsible for the creation of the live trade, they’ve only themselves to blame.

  92. Petition

    We the undersigned beseech the almighty and most genrous Doomlord to remove the numeric troll from all past and future postings.

    [ ADD names here ]

  93. Will Trump continue to allow his diplomatic efforts to be undermined by his own staff?

    Probably. He’s already been played like a violin by Kim Jong-un. Bolton may as well join in.

  94. MatrixTransform

    vice masking

    Don Quixote has arrived.

    Well Vice Masking definitely sounds like a thing … probably an awful damning type of thing too rather than just a general thing.
    so clueless on MT dutifully asks Dr Goggle and the Duck for clarification… seems they haven’t heard of this thing

    Pray tell NumbNutz, what is Vice Masking?

  95. max

    Francis Sullivan, KK Keneally, Jim Molan last night made clarion calls for women priests and an end to celibacy. Keneally supports abortion as a woman’s right.

    How and why are they still Catholics ?

    There are plenty of other denominations which allow the things they call for.

    Why do they hang around ?

  96. MatrixTransform

    take as much time as you need to carefully construct whatever you need …

  97. MatrixTransform

    dont try straw, or sticks … go straight for bricks

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Scott Morrison defines election as ‘choice between enterprise and envy’

    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    An hour ago March 5, 2019
    7 Comments

    Scott Morrison has used a keynote speech to define the election as a “choice between enterprise and envy” as Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek says it is “great” her party is being framed as anti-big business.

    The Prime Minister’s speech at an Australian Financial Review business summit in Sydney laid out his economic attack on Labor ahead of the May federal election, with a warning that Labor needed only one term to “stuff up” the economy.

    “Just one term of a Labor government can change the economic course and the economy every Australian lives in,” he said.

    “Labor can do a lot of damage in three years. They only need one term, only one term to really stuff it up.

    “The Coalition does have a strong record, a clear set of beliefs, and a comprehensive plan … it’s a choice between enterprise and envy.”

    Ms Plibersek said she welcomed Mr Morrison’s speech this morning as it gave Labor the chance to define itself as the party of workers, rather than chief executives.

    “In his world, it’s envy if an ordinary working person wants a pay rise, and it’s enterprise if a CEO gives themselves a pay rise,” she told ABC News.

    “When the CEO can afford a pay rise for themselves, then perhaps they need to share that a bit with the workforce.”

    When asked if this gave the Coalition an opportunity to paint Labor as “against big business and for the workers”, Ms Plibersek replied “Great, honestly.”

    From the Oz. Hilarious – Shorten, Plibersek, Bowen and Burke wouldn’t know a worker, if they fell over one in the street.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Do any Victoriastani Cats know whether the affected areas had recently had hazard reduction burns

    This?

    Victoria fires: Crown land growth ‘fuelled’ blazes (Oz today, paywalled)

    Residents of a small rural community heaviest hit by Victoria’s weekend bushfires believe dan­g­er­ously high fuel loads on vacant­ crown land contributed to the feroci­ty of a blaze that …

    And while trying to get a bit of gist of the story I found this one too:

    Winery owner who ‘begged’ for fuel reduction burns loses everything in Bunyip fire (ABC today)

    The owner of a Tonimbuk winery destroyed by bushfire said his property might have been spared if only the Victorian Government had pursued a more active fuel reduction policy.

    Mr Clarke is convinced the fire, which was sparked by dry lightning strikes in the Bunyip State Park last week, was exacerbated by the dense bushland that had been left to flourish behind his property.

    “I’ve been begging them [Forest Fire Management Victoria] for 20 years to burn off the state forest at the back of our place and still to this day it hasn’t happened,” he said.

    And what, you might ask, does the Australian government say about all this?

    Fires linked to climate change (Oz today, paywalled)

    Environment Minister [Melissa Price] links the Victoria bushfires to climate change, saying there’s “no doubt” of its impact on Australia.

    Another Lib wymminses with a brain full of green-left mush. Amazing!

  100. Francis Sullivan, KK Keneally, Jim Molan last night made clarion calls for women priests and an end to celibacy.

    The Church was a thousand years old before it definitively took a stand in favour of celibacy in the twelfth century.
    At the Second Lateran Council held in 1139, a rule was approved forbidding priests to marry. In 1563, the Council of Trent reaffirmed the tradition of celibacy.
    Several explanations have been offered for the decision of the Church to adopt celibacy ranging from the need to distinguish the clergy as a special group, to the idea that if the church could control a person’s sex life, it could control their money and their employment.
    The capacity to control money is also suggested by many historians as the reason for prohibition of married clergy. A married priest would have heirs to whom any wealth would have been passed, rather than it being absorbed into church coffers.
    So for half its history, celibacy was not an issue.
    I can only hope that the upheaval that the church is going through at the moment will shift the power balance back to the laity, rather than the clergy. The ‘body of the church” is in fact the laity, not the clergy.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Julian Burnside eyes Kooyong, targets wealthy with death taxes

    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    Joe Kelly
    Political Reporter
    @joekellyoz
    2 minutes ago March 5, 2019
    272 Comments

    Prominent barrister Julian Burnside says he has only been a member of the Greens for two weeks as he seeks to unseat Josh Frydenberg, but he is comfortable with hitting the wealthy voters of Kooyong with death duties.

    Mr Burnside will launch his campaign for the blue-ribbon Victorian seat of Kooyong today and says he is running against the Treasurer in order to end offshore detention and enact more action on climate change.

    But the barrister — who has represented the likes of Rose Porteous and Alan Bond in his career — said could not confirm where his preferences would go and that he would struggle helping Bill Shorten’s Labor Party in any way at the next election.

    “That makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it. We used to have death duties and then Joh Bjekle-Petersen got rid of them and then all the other states fell into line,” he told ABC Melbourne radio this morning.

    “We’ve got a spectacular budget deficit and I really think we need to take the world a bit more seriously.”

    The support for death duties could hurt Mr Burnside’s push in the leafy suburbs of Camberwell and Hawthorn, but these were also places that swung to the left in the last Victorian election

    From the Oz. I’m presuming his own estate will be exempt?

  102. thefrollickingmole

    Memoryvault.
    Sorry for your loss mate.
    Found the worst thing about my brothers death was becoming the only person carrying some of the memories of the good times.
    That road trip with “captain vegetable” and “superdude’ and the driving back and forth over one floodway while hanging out the doors of the ute, I dont have him there to add little details Ive forgotten anymore.

    Awful sense of loss.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why hasn’t Julian Burnside donated his assets to the government and euthanized himself yet?
    That would save Gaia from all the vile CO2 he is breathing out.

  104. Gab

    Another good analysis from overseas …

    When victims are ignored, justice is denied, abusers go free, and other victims suffer in silence.

    But, for justice to be served, a distinction must be made between hearing victims, and treating their allegations as legally probative and exempt from juridical scrutiny.

    This problem is compounded as statutes of limitations are rolled back in many jurisdictions: once thought to be pragmatic concessions to the reality that evidence deteriorates and witnesses die, they are now seen by many as impediments to justice.

    When judging the veracity of historical allegations becomes an exercise in choosing only between the word of the accuser and that of the accused, the right to due process is at risk of becoming moot, and the presumption of innocence of becoming a legal fiction; especially if the credibility of the accuser is placed formally beyond the reach of examination.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/anaysis-pells-appeal-for-justice-60481

  105. Johno

    We the undersigned beseech the almighty and most genrous Doomlord to remove the numeric troll from all past and future postings.

    Johno

  106. Pray tell NumbNutz, what is Vice Masking?

    How about you define virtue signalling, so I can define vice masking?

  107. Top Ender

    Thanks MT for the link.

    Full article is below. These people are insane.

    New Study Claims Dr. Seuss And His Books Are Racist
    by Tyler Durden

    Via The College Fix,

    His work included overwhelmingly white characters, study says

    Dr. Seuss is generally known as a beloved author of children’s books. His works have spawned numerous spin-offs, movies and television shows. His plots have been praised as highlighting the absurdity of human nature and calling on people to be better versions of themselves.

    But a study published this month claims his work is racist, and it joins a growing chorus of voices deeming the iconic author problematic.

    The study is titled “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books.”

    It is co-authored by Katie Ishizuka of the The Conscious Kid Library and Ramón Stephens, a PhD student in education at the University of California, San Diego. They describe themselves as “critical race scholar-activists.”

    The two interpreted the late author’s works as “dehumanizing and degrading” to “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and people from other marginalized groups (including Jewish people and Muslims),” largely because non-white characters were illustrated in stereotypical fashions, they argued.

    They also claimed the books included “white savior” heroes as well as dehumanized characters of color. The study found Seuss (whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel) published “anti-Black and anti-Semitic cartoons” and “sexist depictions of women.”

    Seuss, who died in 1991 at the age of 87, also controversially showed support for the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II.

    The study addresses that by noting:

    Horton Hears a Who! is one of Dr. Seuss’ books widely cited as promoting tolerance. Several Seuss scholars infer that the Whos symbolize the Japanese and that the book is an apology for his anti-Japanese WWII propaganda. Dartmouth professor and Seuss biographer Donald Pease calls Horton Hears A Who! ‘an explicit act of recantation of the caricatures of the Japanese that he had constructed’… However, Seuss never issued an actual, explicit, or direct apology or recantation of his anti-Japanese propaganda or the calls he made to ‘kill Japs!’

    The study also found that Seuss’s work on children’s stories was problematic because he did not sufficiently represent people of color. Only 2 percent of Seuss’s characters were people of color, it states, continuing:

    White supremacy is seen through the centering of Whiteness and White characters, who comprise 98% (2,195 characters) of all characters. Notably, every character of color is male. Males of color are only presented in subservient, exotified, or dehumanized roles. This also remains true in their relation to White characters. Most startling is the complete invisibility and absence of women and girls of color across Seuss’ entire children’s book collection.

    It may be only a matter of time before reading works like “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Sneetches” to children is no longer acceptable.

  108. Top Ender

    Thanks MT for the link.

    Full article is below. These people are insane.

    New Study Claims Dr. Seuss And His Books Are Racist
    by Tyler Durden

    Via The College Fix,

    His work included overwhelmingly white characters, study says

    Dr. Seuss is generally known as a beloved author of children’s books. His works have spawned numerous spin-offs, movies and television shows. His plots have been praised as highlighting the absurdity of human nature and calling on people to be better versions of themselves.

    But a study published this month claims his work is racist, and it joins a growing chorus of voices deeming the iconic author problematic.

    The study is titled “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books.”

    It is co-authored by Katie Ishizuka of the The Conscious Kid Library and Ramón Stephens, a PhD student in education at the University of California, San Diego. They describe themselves as “critical race scholar-activists.”

    The two interpreted the late author’s works as “dehumanizing and degrading” to “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and people from other marginalized groups (including J e wish people and Muslims),” largely because non-white characters were illustrated in stereotypical fashions, they argued.

    They also claimed the books included “white savior” heroes as well as dehumanized characters of color. The study found Seuss (whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel) published “anti-Black and anti-Semitic cartoons” and “sexist depictions of women.”

    Seuss, who died in 1991 at the age of 87, also controversially showed support for the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II.

    The study addresses that by noting:

    Horton Hears a Who! is one of Dr. Seuss’ books widely cited as promoting tolerance. Several Seuss scholars infer that the Whos symbolize the Japanese and that the book is an apology for his anti-Japanese WWII propaganda. Dartmouth professor and Seuss biographer Donald Pease calls Horton Hears A Who! ‘an explicit act of recantation of the caricatures of the Japanese that he had constructed’… However, Seuss never issued an actual, explicit, or direct apology or recantation of his anti-Japanese propaganda or the calls he made to ‘kill Japs!’

    The study also found that Seuss’s work on children’s stories was problematic because he did not sufficiently represent people of color. Only 2 percent of Seuss’s characters were people of color, it states, continuing:

    White supremacy is seen through the centering of Whiteness and White characters, who comprise 98% (2,195 characters) of all characters. Notably, every character of color is male. Males of color are only presented in subservient, exotified, or dehumanized roles. This also remains true in their relation to White characters. Most startling is the complete invisibility and absence of women and girls of color across Seuss’ entire children’s book collection.

    It may be only a matter of time before reading works like “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Sneetches” to children is no longer acceptable.

  109. Gab

    We the undersigned beseech the almighty and most genrous Doomlord to remove the numeric troll from all past and future postings.

    Better yet, stop engaging with him. Scroll by and ignore. He hates that more.

  110. notafan

    Great ignorance on Catholic doctrine there but then but you are in good company

    Your argument is rot, of course

    A celibate priesthood is entirely voluntary as is monastic celibacy.

    Pope John Paul spoke definitively in the matter of priestesses and he unequivocally stated that he cannot because he has no authority.

    as for celibacy that can be changed and indeed many of the Eastern rite churches in full communion with the Catholic Church allow married priests as does the Anglican Ordinariate but a married priest has to support his family and would have less time to devote to his parish

    Will you put your hand in your pocket?

    invoking the voice of the likes of KKeneally will only reap scorn from faithful Catholics

    Like so many others you simply cannot conceive of a person that is willing to serve God and only God.

    of course what you are really at is that priestly celibacy causes child abuse

    just another way to attack the church

  111. notafan

    All very well Gab but then statements he makes, having not been challenged, are left for the unwary to assume that he speaks the truth

    he does not

  112. cohenite

    Probably. He’s already been played like a violin by Kim Jong-un. Bolton may as well join in.

    You’re such a fuckwit; your comments ooze arrogance like all lefties.

    If ever a POTUS was his own man and not a stooge of the elites it’s Trump and that’s why shits like you can’t handle him; which is really ironic given your comments about the catholic church needing to get back to the people.

  113. calli

    “Problematic” has become as hideous a bait-word as “inappropriate”.

    Can they be nuked please?

  114. C.L.

    … the credibility of the accuser is placed formally beyond the reach of examination.

    The ABC/VicPol bodyguard for “AA” is, of course, highly suspicious.
    They don’t want anyone to Google his name for some reason.

  115. Gab

    People are not that stupid, Notafan. He’s baiting and everyone knows it. Maybe give up engaging him for Lent.

  116. Johno

    Uh Oh.. Dr Seuss getting the Enid Blyton treatment.

  117. MatrixTransform

    It may be only a matter of time before reading works like “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Sneetches” to children is no longer acceptable.

    Poor old Noddy already got the bums rush.

    funny thing the other day when I was doing some out of hours electronical works in a Dental Clinic.
    There was Golliwog sitting right there on the window sill.
    but not a Dr Seuss book anywhere.
    not even Go Dog Go

  118. Mother Lode

    Convicted terrorist Tamim Khaja and extremist Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai are in segregation after allegedly attacking two guards at Goulburn’s Supermax.

    Oh, if only they were allowed to get married.

  119. MatrixTransform

    It may be only a matter of time before reading works like “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Sneetches” to children is no longer acceptable.

    Poor old Noddy already got it in the neck.

    funny thing the other day when I was doing some out of hours electronical works in a Dental Clinic.
    There was Noddy’s old mate sitting right there on the window sill.
    but not a Dr Seuss book anywhere.
    not even Go Dog Go

  120. C.L.

    Andrew Bolt makes an excellent point today.
    I myself should have drawn the comparison because I’ve linked several times to the ABC’s new, weird collusion with that “innocence project” which agitates to have court verdicts overthrown for – usually – women and brown people.
    One the ABC’s favourite innocents is Keli Lane, who famously misplaced her daughter.
    They totally believe her story that Fred Bloggs (the father) arrived at maternity and took her home and stuff.

  121. Des Deskperson

    ‘Who again was that dinkum academic who was dumped for sending harmless private messages? Done like a dinner because he used University resources.’

    Professor Spurr’s case was a bit more clear-cut.

    U of Sydney seems to have rather more robust standards of integrity than – as I believe it has been nicknamed – the Enid Blyton University.

    Spurr was in prima facie breach of clear and explicit standards on the use of U of S IT resources.

    IIRC Spurr resigned. we don’t know what the outcome of any disciplinary proceedings might have been.

    This doesn’t mean I have any sympathy for Priest.

  122. MatrixTransform

    How about you define virtue signalling, so I can define vice masking?

    you throw like girl

  123. Gilas

    Surprise! Whining sanctimonious parasitic virtue signalling cockheaded toerag announces he’s hot for the greenfitlh

    Percy, a mighty fine effort!

  124. Fat Tony

    Baldrick
    #2950951, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:34 am
    A happy Mardi Gras to Christian Cats and Kittehs, and no I’m not talking about a debauched qwerty sex festival.
    I’m talking Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. Take your pick.

    Hey Baldrick – tell me more about Fat Tuesday – it sounds interesting….

  125. notafan

    I’m fascinated by the satanic attack that was too rich even for Wallington.

    Clearly the police presented every allegation no matter how unsupported by evidence (other that the ‘witness statement’) or how ludicrous it was, to the court.

    One day there will be an inquiry as to why police presented charges they knew to be fabricated to the courts, perhaps not on this earth though.

  126. Bruce of Newcastle

    Convicted terrorist Tamim Khaja and extremist Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai are in segregation after allegedly attacking two guards at Goulburn’s Supermax.

    Oh, if only they were allowed to get married.

    Giving them a dose of Safe Schools could be regarded cruel and unusual punishment by the AHRC.

    Exodus from LGBT ‘Brainwash’ School as Muslim Parents Take 600 Children Out of Class (4 Mar)

    As many as 80 per cent of pupils are being kept home from Parkfield Community School, Birmingham in protest at what parents described as the “aggressive” promotion of homosexuality in the classroom.

    On Friday, around 600 children were taken out of classes at the Birmingham primary school, where 98 per cent of its 740 pupils follow Islam, after weeks of protest against a programme which sees the celebration of LGBT lifestyles and so-called diversity “embedded” into the curriculum.

    The Alum Rock Community Forum, representing parents in the predominantly Muslim inner-city suburb, said children were being kept home as a result of the school “undermining parental rights and aggressively promoting homosexuality”.

    So much popcorn and so little time.

  127. Snoopy

    “Problematic” has become as hideous a bait-word as “inappropriate”.

    As are permutations of ‘sustainable’. I don’t want to see such words banned though. I find them very useful markers for idiocy.

  128. struth

    Good Moaning

    Did someone say Pancakes?

    We should do without pancakes today in recognition of all those starving from socialism all around the world, but especially in Venezuela, once a rich country, where doctors are banned from writing starvation as the cause of death for a child, as a socialist fix for the problem.

    That Yank woman

    Keneally is an Australian citizen. She lives permanently in Australia and was naturalised in 2000.

    This from the side of politics that can’t even tell if she’s a woman, an aboriginal, parent A or B,or an attack helicopter.

    And speeding might be illegal, but it’s not confiscated.
    Nobody was made to hand in their extra kph.

    To equate the two is so typically moronic and banal, again we see that the communist mind learns nothing.

  129. Myrddin Seren

    From SDA – masses of comments as one of Trudeau’s ministers resigns on the principle that the SNCL scandal looks like a shit sandwich.

    A couple of points of interest.

    The resigning minister, Jane Philpott, would be considered the absolute definition of ‘Wokeness’ – other than the curse of her pale complexion, which is of course a nearly unforgivable sin these days.

    A medical doctor, activist ( how do they find the time at medical school to conduct the Struggle Sessions ? ),
    Married to a CBC journalist ( how very TheirABC ) – surprisingly, a male ! And Philpott attends the Community Mennonite Church in Stouffville, Ontario where she is a song leader for the congregation

    She says the Principle of Cabinet Solidarity means she is required to defend the actions and individual ministers involved in SNCL scandal, which she cannot do, and instead does the right thing and quits.

    Contrast this with the last 12 years of government in this country, where Ministers of all stripes have sat there pulling in the big bucks and backstabbing, leaking against and writing subsequent poison pen letters against PMs and colleagues they disagreed with, rather than take the honourable course at the time.

    Our Political Class seems to be a poor shadow by comparison to even Trudeau’s SWJs. And that is a pretty low bar.

  130. MatrixTransform

    Nobody was made to hand in their extra kph.

    lol … would be all the better to progress with

  131. notafan

    Sorry Gab

    clearly many are, eg KKennellay or Cardinal Pell would not be in gaol.

    Though much of that is malice too.

    Not everyone that comes here is aware of numbers history

    and God forbid that the cat would consist of x agreeing with y agreeing with z agreeing with A

    The collective has done some fine work teasing out the issues in the Cardinal Pell travesty

    pointing out the repeated demands of KK and her ilk for the ordination of priestesses is contrary to church teaching and why, does more good than harm

  132. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #2951014, posted on March 5, 2019 at 9:54 am
    Petition

    We the undersigned beseech the almighty and most generous Doomlord to remove the numeric troll from all past and future postings.”

    I second it.

  133. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Problematic” has become as hideous a bait-word as “inappropriate”.

    Plus “unacceptable” to make up the buzzy trio.

  134. Elle

    We should have had interruption lotto this morning. Alan Jones and Michael Daley. It got a tad heated.
    link

  135. John Constantine


    The ACCC’s Rod Sims just called on southern states to stop being part of the gas problem

    Energy

    59 minutes ago | Rachel Williamson

    ACCC chairman Rod Sims has called on state governments to free up regulations around gas exploration, in order to spur more investment in the sector.

    In an implicit criticism of Victoria and NSW, which have effective moratoriums on onshore natural gas exploration, Mr Sims said governments need to allow access to gas resources and encourage development of infrastructure.

    “We continue to urge state governments to adopt policies that consider and manage the risks of individual gas development projects, rather than implementing blanket moratoria and regulatory restrictions,” Mr Sims said at the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference in Sydney today.

    “This is particularly critical for gas users in the southern states, who are likely to become increasingly reliant on gas from interstate or overseas,

    Everybody can see deindustrialisation is the outcome of destroying the suport structure that can drill for australian gas, everybody can see the economic genocide of building huge new union rorted gas importation plants.

    It is just that their left wants exactly that.

    Economic and cultural genocide for western industrial civilisation.

    Comrades.

  136. calli

    Comparing Allianz Stadium to the Ladies’ Stand is a bit of a brainless stretch.

    Were the sprinklers removed “under cover of darkness” by the Board as Daley suggests? His lips were moving, so I need independent corroboration.

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  138. struth

    Nobody was made to hand in their extra kph.

    lol … would be all the better to progress with

    Ha ha.

    It’s a moron.
    In every utterance it’s true religion of government is exposed.

    “police say speeding was a factor”
    Well they would, wouldn’t they.
    You can’t deny it.
    If you are reversing at 1 kph and hit your letterbox, at the time of impact you are going too fast for the situation.
    You should have been completely stopped.

    The goat tracks for roads, headlights of ultra bright oncoming cars, a huntsman crawling across the windscreen, any number of reasons will be other and most likely more honest “factors”.

    However, the point being here is to show the gullible acceptance of anything government authority spews forth.

    And yet he follows the same already stated observation of leftism of no self reflection, to never look at one’s own behaviour, which of course is where the hypocrisy comes from.
    He actually asks, what is virtue signalling.
    We actually explained it to him yesterday, when we showed him how he didn’t care for the deaths on Bourke street, preferring instead to be a soldier against bigotry, (as he sees it) by defending what the mass murderer was called, while caring not about what he did.
    He hasn’t answered which police force is worse, because he doesn’t see right or wrong, good or bad, just figures.

    I’ll leave it at that, suffice to say, with every comment, and he’ll keep doing it, the Envy, Hypocrisy, entitlement, laziness and self delusion of moral superiority will be in every word.
    Every single one.

    It’s the study of the mental disease of leftism, as the theory, not developed by me, but by others such as those over at PJ media, etc holds true every single time.
    And it’s deadly accurate.

    Moral superiority
    Envy
    Entitlement
    Hypocrisy
    Laziness
    or maybe it should be named HELEM principle.

    When you get an old commo like numbers, it is all he is.
    There is nothing more to him.

    He is an excellent example to show lurkers.

  139. Elle

    Good morning, calli.
    I thought AJ contained himself well.
    Daley had a clear case of verbal diarrhea.

  140. Boambee John

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2951023, posted on March 5, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Many thanks Bruce. As I expected, heavy fuel loads and no or limited hazard reduction.

    They really saved that bit of the ‘vionment didn’t they?

  141. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1031

    Just for you.

    Virtue signalling is a pejorative term that refers to the conspicuous expression of moral values. Academically, the phrase relates to signalling theory to describe a subset of social behaviors that could be used to signal virtue—especially piety among the religious

  142. Confused Old Misfit

    Hardly a day goes by without the tempo of political hostility rising — sometimes to the level of physical confrontation. … There is less and less regret for incivility. Nobody says sorry anymore, they just retreat into a private reality where they are always right.

    What Would a Hybrid Civil War Look Like?

  143. Roger

    The ‘body of the church” is in fact the laity, not the clergy.

    Er…no; ordained clergy are part of the body of the church, cf. Lumen Gentium.

    Was that one of Bill Morris’s teachings?

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    What Would a Hybrid Civil War Look Like?

    Prius vs Tesla?

  145. MatrixTransform

    follows the same already stated observation of leftism of no self reflection, to never look at one’s own behaviour, which of course is where the hypocrisy comes from.

    and sadly the realization rarely visits them, so convinced they are of their proper-think.
    Bit tragic really.
    But then again … much good sport… a fox hunt!

    So when I say something like … My question is this : When I use the word retard, am I wrong?
    and it misses the challenge to duel honorably and can only see insult … I’m er…disappointed

    Where’s the worthy wordy opponent?
    There are many here. and many of them womenzs too I might add

    isnt this a place or words?
    sans body language, and gesture … pregnant pauses.

    words can be swords, or scalpels, or pearls in a pig-peg … too often they’re just words

    nuance, laid to rest in a shallow unmarked grave

  146. Dr Fred Lenin

    Who is this numbers you speak of ,never heard of him .
    I learned to ignore those people many years ago when I had to g[deal with half assed teachers who thought they knew everything because they picked up their information at teachers college ,which was of course the font of all knowlege ,people who knew nothing about real life and spent their whole life in schools .I just flick by him , ignore him and he will go away,attention seekers cant stand being sent to Coventry,( an old lefty trick to silence people they dont want heard )

  147. Confused Old Misfit

    Prius vs Tesla?

    We wish! 😉

  148. MatrixTransform

    ah shit … shouldnt have said it that way.
    apologies to MV

  149. Mark A

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #2951078, posted on March 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    The real Dr FL is back, glory be.

  150. Mark:
    In regards to the troops circumcision debate – I found an old note from ’91 in an inhouse lecture at my unit.
    This, however isn’t a decent reference.
    Therefore I will attempt to research it further – the National Archives of Australia are proving difficult for me to search, but I will continue. Hospital Admission Summaries do not appear to be in the Archive.
    I am looking at Hospital Unit histories.
    If you have any other hints for searches, I would be grateful.

  151. Johno

    Quite a few diggers in my coy in SVN had to have the unkind snip.Poor hygiene out bush etc.
    Apologies if this triggers sniffy the spud peeler.

  152. Roger

    Hospital Admission Summaries do not appear to be in the Archive.

    They’re probably in individual digger’s files, Winston.

  153. Slayer of Memes

    DoomLord letting anyone and everyone in these days I see.

    The Cat has gone to the dogs…

    I shan’t be back.

  154. Zatara

    Now all that is needed is a booze major.

    I would go to Uni to get a degree in that major.

    Depends on how you define Uni.

    Earn A Whisky Degree at These Schools

    Or how you define booze.

    Viticulture and enology degrees

    Beer-ology degrees

  155. Snoopy

    Elle has seemingly hacked Slayer’s Cat login.

  156. jo

    MV, so sorry for your loss. It doesn’t make it any easier even when you know its coming.

  157. Confused Old Misfit

    Oh dear!
    Slayer of Memes has self immolated.

    I did a double major at Uni.
    Babes & Beer
    Minor in Bridge (Contract)

  158. Snoopy

    The real Dr FL is back, glory be.

    That imposter was just too obvious.

  159. Slayer of Memes

    Not unless she has been posting as me since the last time I was here, Snoop.

    I am still the same individual I was when I exposed mUnty for claiming to be learning about ‘the human condition’ in India, whilst simultaneously attending Seymour High School…

  160. Without release of ALL details of the “secret judges business” and “secret VikPol business” of pell’s trial, how can “justice be seen to be done”.

    Peasants in the past have started revolts over lesser misbehaviours of the ruling class.

  161. Baldrick

    Filed under Stupid.Fucking.Liberals:

    Environment Minister Melissa Price has linked this week’s devastating bushfires in Victoria to climate change, saying there is “no doubt” of its impact on Australia.
    “There’s no doubt that there’s many people who have suffered over this summer. We talk about the Victorian bushfires; (in) my home state of Western Australia we’ve also got fires there,” she told Sky News this morning.
    “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    Via the Paywallian $

  162. Memory Vault:
    “They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ William Penn

  163. MatrixTransform

    This Slayer fellow sounds interesting

  164. Roger

    “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    No dear; there’s no doubt that stupid forest management policies are having an impact on us.

    That’s where the owner of the burnt out winery pointed his finger.

    Green policies are a menace at every level.

  165. Speedbox

    MV – just caught up with the news and very sorry to hear it. My condolences.

  166. Mother Lode

    “In his world, it’s envy if an ordinary working person wants a pay rise, and it’s enterprise if a CEO gives themselves a pay rise,” she told ABC News.

    This is a politician talking, right? That covetous mob that votes themselves annual pay rises every 6 months?

  167. Roger

    Ms Plibersek said she welcomed Mr Morrison’s speech this morning as it gave Labor the chance to define itself as the party of workers, rather than chief executives.

    Yes, we all know that Bill Shorten is a champion of the workers.

    Run with it, Tanya, please run with it.

  168. thefrollickingmole

    I was when I exposed mUnty for claiming to be learning about ‘the human condition’ in India, whilst simultaneously attending Seymour High School

    Montys cleared that up.

    He identifies as twins and it was his evil twin that stayed at home high schooling while his angelic twin went to poop street India for a visit.

  169. Slayer of Memes

    Not really Matrix.

    I’m just a sarcastic prick with little tolerance for liars. Not all that interesting at all.

  170. C.L.

    Trump has welcomed the North Dakota State football champions to the White House where he served them Chick-fil-A.

  171. Elle

    Not unless she has been posting as me since the last time I was here, Snoop.

    Snoopy was having a wee dig at me, Slayer.

    I’m the queen of flouncing. I wear the title with pride. 🙃

  172. herodotus

    Heather Sellout is At It Again!

    AustralianSuper recently joined forces with a group of large investors known as Climate Action 100+ to force global commodities powerhouse Glencore to limit coal production.

    Ms Ridout accused the government of being anti-union and trying to drag the retirement savings sector into a political debate, when it should enjoy bipartisan support.

    “I think, frankly, the government doesn’t like trade unions, and it’s antithetical to everything that they believe in that the union movement would have some influence, a degree of influence, over a very sizeable, trillion dollars in assets,” Ms Ridout said.

  173. C.L.

    Plibersek’s husband goes to work every day in a Jackie Howe.
    Hey, remember them? Jackie Howes?
    Bugmen banned them, now requiring Australian workers to wear prison uniforms every day.
    Only in Australia would grown men obediently wear mandatory pastels to work.

  174. Roger

    Rideout really has gone over to the dark side.

  175. Mother Lode

    Luke Perry is dead.

    For a moment I thought it might have been the guy from Sharknado.

    So while sad, but not catastrophic.

  176. MatrixTransform

    just a sarcastic prick with little tolerance for liars

    the world needs more sarcastic pricks.

    *chuckles at own joke

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    I shan’t be back.

    Don’t leave.
    Stay for Ben Stimpiro.
    Catallaxy needs different opinions.
    I can’t be left as the sole voice of reason and rhetoric.
    It’s not safe.
    It’s always “Ben Stimpiro brutally castrates his opponents arguments with facts and logic!!! ”
    It gets boring.
    😁

  178. Top Ender

    Back when I was younger and more stupid, I joined the University Philosophy Club in my alma mater.

    I was under the impression there would be thoughtful discussions of matters philosophical – sort of a more informal tutorial.

    The entrance test was to stand on a chair while downing a litre of beer and reciting The Philosophers’ Song.

    After that things became a bit more vague.

  179. Beertruk

    AustralianSuper recently joined forces with a group of large investors known as Climate Action 100+ to force global commodities powerhouse Glencore to limit coal production.

    Crap. That is the super fund I am in.

  180. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #2951082, posted on March 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Mark:
    In regards to the troops circumcision debate – I found an old note from ’91 in an inhouse lecture at my unit.
    This, however isn’t a decent reference.
    Therefore I will attempt to research it further – the National Archives of Australia are proving difficult for me to search, but I will continue. Hospital Admission Summaries do not appear to be in the Archive.
    I am looking at Hospital Unit histories.
    If you have any other hints for searches, I would be grateful.

    That’s OK Winston, if you find it fine, but I put the question up on an other forum and the resposes were all negative.
    This is from Brits and Germans, they were astonished by the claim, because the eastern front was even less conducive to proper hygiene and no such practices were employed.

    Thanks anyway.

    PS. just think of the logistics of it?

  181. calli

    Slayer of Memes
    #2951104, posted on March 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    Not really Matrix.

    I’m just a sarcastic prick with little tolerance for liars. Not all that interesting at all.

    I think I’m just a little bit smitten! 😍

    Or is that Smoted?

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    PS. just think of the logistics of it?

    Exactly. Not wishing to prolong this lewdness, I have read that post pubescent snips cause the ‘patient’ to bleed like a stuck pig. Add that to the logistics.

  183. MatrixTransform

    Councillor Bill Harvey, who moved the motion

    single use plastic free while his tim-tams are trucked, shipped, flown in by the boxload.

    a plastic straw weighs about 1/3 g
    so thats like 3/g
    calculating the volume of Bill’s cranium
    roughly all water.
    So, using the Drinking Straw Equivalent impact method … that council motion should have a bout ZERO impact.

    Has anybody got a real picture of the floating plastic Pacific gyre thats the size of Texas?

  184. Brian of Moorabbin

    My condolences to you and your family MV.

    Always remember that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds. Thus, through us, they shall live on.

  185. thefrollickingmole

    In an exciting news story scientists have crossed a weasel with a fax and added the morals of a politician, its made a speech.

    Both weasels and foxes deny parentage of aforementioned chimera.

    Heres some highlights of weaselry.

    Dear Europe, Brexit is a lesson for all of us: it’s time for renewal
    Emmanuel Macron

    It is a historic success: the reconciliation of a devastated continent is an unprecedented project of peace, prosperity and freedom.

    And a few tens of thousand US troops still stationed in the continent have nothing to do with that?

    Europe is also those thousands of projects daily that have changed the face of our regions: the school refurbished, the road built, and the long-awaited arrival of high-speed internet access.

    What is private enterprise? Im sure the good Burghers of thiftville and charmed the residents of squander city have had their ability to download high speed pron enhanced at their expense.

    Nationalists are misguided when they claim to defend our identity by withdrawing from the EU, because it is European civilisation that unites, frees and protects us.

    Would that be the Weltanschauung of Napoleon or the little Austrian chap, perhaps the HRE, Rome or the Hapsburgs?

    The European model is based on freedom: of people, diversity of opinions and creation.

    Bulltips on stilts, Ill ask Theo Van Gough for his opinion shall I???
    Followed by what is effectively a call for a new censorship agency.

    I propose the creation of a European Agency for the Protection of Democracies to provide each EU member state with European experts to protect their election process against cyber-attacks and manipulation.

    And I wonder just how flexible the definitions of the following will be? And what speech will be censored?

    We should have European rules banishing incitement to hatred and violence from the internet, since respect for the individual is the bedrock of our civilisation and our dignity.

    And Im sure a crack team of weasels worked long into the night to massage this “You will take what you are given or else” into “freedom” words instead.

    The boundary is freedom in security. We therefore need to rethink the Schengen area: all those who want to be part of it should comply with obligations of responsibility (stringent border controls) and solidarity (a single asylum policy with common acceptance and refusal rules).

    Common Euro army, effectively destroying nation states…

    The same standards should apply to defence. Substantial progress has been made in the last two years, but we need to set a clear course.

    MOAR PROTECTIONISM!!!!

    Our borders also need to guarantee fair competition. What country in the world would continue to trade with those who respect none of their rules? We cannot suffer in silence. We need to reform our competition policy and reshape our trade policy, penalising or banning businesses that compromise our strategic interests and fundamental values such as environmental standards, data protection and fair payment of taxes; and the adoption of European preference in strategic industries and our public procurement, as our American and Chinese competitors do.

    Europe is not a second-tier power. Europe in its entirety is a vanguard: it has always defined the standards of progress.

    6 million J e w s were unavailable for comment…

    MOAR BUREAUCRACY!!!

    Getting back on track also means spearheading the environmental cause. Will we be able to look our children in the eye if we do not also clear our climate debt? The EU needs to set its target – zero carbon by 2050 and pesticides halved by 2025 – and adapt its policies accordingly with such measures as a European Climate Bank to finance the ecological transition, a European food safety force to improve our food controls and, to counter the lobby threat, independent scientific assessment of substances hazardous to the environment and health

    RTWT, they are urban bugmen of the first water, believing in nothing more than process, censorship and “rightthink”.

    Awful people
    The worst.

  186. Feelthebern:

    Based on this standard of proof, Bill Shorten should be worried.
    He won’t be, as VicPol is in the tank.
    But he should be.

    Can he be charged in another state?
    I don’t think so, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

  187. Percy Popinjay

    scientists have crossed a weasel with a fax

    The very definition of a problematic, inappropriate and unacceptable event.

  188. Tom

    Great to see you after all this time, Brian of Moorabbin. I trust you’re well and happy and glad to be out of Fatty Ashton’s GetPell Gestapo.

  189. notafan

    In 2015, a study published in the journal Science sought to discover where exactly all of this garbage is coming from. According to the researchers, the discarded plastics and other debris floats eastward out of countries in Asia from six primary sources: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand

    also, not us

  190. John Constantine

    The Congo is the country on earth most utterly economically dependent upon the Tyrant for life of all the chicoms.

    https://pulitzercenter.org/projects/congo-china-economy-development-investments-rich-minerals

    Poor bastard australia is second on the list.

    In Congo, the stakes are high. Depending upon who you believe, China’s Congo strategy will either revolutionize the world’s poorest nation, helping it leap forward into modernity and create a new development model for all of Africa—or strip Congo of its natural wealth as did the Belgians in colonial times while Congo’s masses remain in poverty.

    Which path will our quisling elites unwaveringly commit us to?.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  191. calli

    Great to see you after all this time, Brian of Moorabbin.

    Yep.

    You and “sarcasm” have become irreversably linked in my synapses. Hope your retirement is treating you as well as mine.

  192. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You are much better on foreskins than you are on anything else, Harken. 🙂

  193. notafan

    or strip Congo of its natural wealth as did the Belgians in colonial times while Congo’s masses remain in poverty.

    if the Belgians took it all how come there is stuff there for the Chinese to strip?

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    Welcome back BOM.
    I don’t want to get you in trouble, but if you had to use two words to sum up the case and court proceedings against Pell, what would they be?

  195. Brian of Moorabbin

    Happy, yes.

    Well? Depends on which of my doctors you speak to…

    Personally I’d say that I feel well enough to still be enjoying the finer things in life that the doctors want me to give up.

  196. Percy Popinjay

    The importance of preventing recurrent balanitis

    As opposed to the importance of preventing recurrent banalitis as it afflicts Syphilis Spudpeeler and Barken’ Mad.

  197. Hay Stockard

    Top Ender,
    I vaguely recall an Eric Lambert book which had all the blokes headed or in the Middle East to suffer the unkind cut.
    For those unfamiliar with Eric Lambert he was a WW2 Vet whose nobels are a great read. If you can find them.

  198. MatrixTransform

    ie not us

    Councillor Bill Harvey should phone them asap and let them know how to handle the problem

    Somehow I get the feeling that the Councillors could lend their consideration to sensible matters

    doesn’t look like the Derwent either…

    I was hoping for Pinterest snaps of the Texas sized one fabled to haunt the pacific like an enormous Mary Celeste made of Lego

  199. Mark A

    Harken Now
    #2951129, posted on March 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Fair enough, but it’s a far cry from mass application before deployment regardless of need.

  200. Dianeh

    “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    Thing is if our glorious leaders truly believed that, then they would be doing more to mitigate the effect of bush fires (and drought and sea level rises etc) directly instead of wasting all billions of our money trying to change the weather.

    Even if they were successful in changing the weather, the lack of mitigation/preparation for bushfires wouldn’t save a single property, animal or person, once the inevitable bush fire breaks out.

  201. thefrollickingmole

    Ok, the sky is still blue in bizzaro world.
    What other explanation could there be for this story?

    WWF accused of funding guards who ‘tortured and killed scores of people’
    World Wide Fund for Nature launches inquiry into claims that it works with paramilitaries allegedly involved in serious abuses

    One of the world’s largest charities has launched an investigation into claims that it funds, equips and works with paramilitary forces accused of beating, torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering scores of people in national parks across Africa and Asia.

    No wonder this bloke is a patron.
    He still gets to run death squads as a charity.

    The charity is accused of supporting anti-poaching units that attacked, sexually assaulted, shot and killed villagers. It is also accused of providing paramilitary forces with salaries, training and supplies – including knives, night vision goggles, riot gear and batons – and funding raids on villages.

    WWF operated like a “global spymaster”, organising, financing and running networks of “informants”, to provide park authorities with intelligence, while publicly denying working with informants, Buzzfeed reported. The investigation will also look at claims WWF embroiled itself in a botched arms deal, in the Central African Republic, to buy assault rifles from an army that paraded severed heads of criminals though the streets.

  202. Hay Stockard

    Thanks Lizzie.
    That phartom how is on my scroll by list.

  203. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Can he be charged in another state?
    I don’t think so, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

    We have had Pell’s accusers going public all over the place.

    What has happened to the young girl who has made very serious claims against Shorten?
    Has she, or her testamentary statement, been ‘disappeared’ under heavy political or other pressure?
    She has as much right to be heard publicly as the Pell accusers have.

    On what basis does Shorten have no case to answer, and I agree that he may well not have, because I am not a ‘believe all women’ type at all. However, what were considered to be the facts of this matter? With long gone matters to do with sexual activity, we seem to have a series of rules generated more by political considerations of the day than the facts of any matter in as much as they can be discerned.

    We should either say it is impossible to garner truth at such a distance in time, especially if reliable witnesses are absent, and we thus will accept none of these cases, or we give every accusation a full public outing regarding the assessment criteria for its merits. We cannot continue to have ‘political’ decisions made as to when to proceed and when not to proceed, a half and half approach, which appears to be the ‘hidden’ case at present.

  204. calli

    Not all, Hay. The Beloved’s dad came back just the same as he went out. But he was determined that any sons of his would get the snip because of what he’d watched mates endure.

    It wasn’t the subject of polite dinner table conversation, natch, but came up when we were agonising over whether or not to do it when I was expecting. He’s now gone to glory, like most of the old North Africa diggers.

  205. Brian of Moorabbin

    Stimpy, can’t do two words. Will three suffice?

    Not.
    My.
    Circus.

  206. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, can’t do two words. Will three suffice?
    Not.
    My.
    Circus.

    This works.
    I was expecting:

    No.
    Comment.

    You must be glad to be out.
    I’m the only clown you have to see now.

    😁

  207. Brian of Moorabbin

    I’m the only clown you have to see now.

    You haven’t met some of my doctors…

  208. Confused Old Misfit

    Hey!
    Climate Tragics!
    This just in at What Up With That.
    ClimateGate continues – the Mann Hockeystick University of Arizona emails are now public
    The pdf links are at the site,
    Disclosure: I am a climate tragic.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Personally I’d say that I feel well enough to still be enjoying the finer things in life that the doctors want me to give up.

    Excuse me?
    You aren’t actually burdening the doctors with details of your lifestyle are you?

  210. Ivan Denisovich

    She has as much right to be heard publicly as the Pell accusers have.

    Compare and contrast:

    The woman named Kathy, who agreed to be named and pictured by the Herald Sun, has claimed Victoria Police failed to locate witnesses after she handed them a 19-page statement detailing the alleged incident on October 23 last year.

    However, a spokesperson for Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The matter has been investigated as would any allegation of sexual assault.

    ‘Investigating police sought advice from the Office of Public Prosecutions which advised them there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.’

    Was the brief presented only once or three times?

    Kathy, 44, told the newspaper: ‘I don’t think I had a hope in hell with the police because of who he is.

    ‘If Bill was just a regular guy I think it would have been different.’…………………

    She said she gave the police three main witnesses, including the phone number of one and her maiden and married name, when she reported the crime. She alleges police failed to find the witnesses

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2777161/amp/Police-defend-investigation-Bill-Shorten-woman-accused-rape-claims-officers-didn-t-properly-investigate-case-profile.html

  211. MatrixTransform

    MATERIALS AND METHODS
    Sampling.
    In August 2015, we sampled buoyant plasticswithin surface waters of the NPAC, while aboard the RV OceanStarr (Figure 1). At each sampling station, we deployed four surface trawls simultaneously for around 2.5 h at 2 knots ground speed. Particles larger than 500μm were collected by single-use cod-ends fitted onto two Manta Trawls (90×15 cm mouth) deployed by the sides of the vessel. After each towing event, the nets were thoroughly washed with seawater and the detached cod-ends were placed inside zip-lock bags that were then frozen at−2°C for transport to the laboratory. To increase sampling effort toward larger debris, two large Neustontrawls (“Mega Trawls”,6×1.5 m mouth) with a 1.5 cm mesh were also deployed at the rear of the vessel. The cod-ends of the Mega Trawls were opened into large fishing crates filled with seawater to separate the plastics from marine life, as well as to keep organisms alive before release. Buoyant debris captured by Mega Trawls were picked up from the crates, wrapped in aluminum, and frozen at−2°C for transport to the laboratory

    doesnt sound like they needed a commercial roll of Alfoil after a 2.5hr trawl.

    I get that there’s plastic.
    What I dont get is how that is conflated to become a Floating Isle of Debris the size of Texas or similar …
    Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

    I’m yet to be convinced that drinking straws in Melbourne are killing turtles in Cairns

  212. Brian of Moorabbin

    LL, no.

    They gave me a list of ‘Things to Avoid’… many of which are things I enjoy in my retirement.

    So I am avoiding the list…

  213. mh

    The importance of preventing recurrent balanitis and secondary phimosis in arid, sandy regions was confirmed by the Australian army medical corps in two world wars.During both wars, Australian soldiers were stationed inNorth Africa and the Middle East, and the incidence of recurrent balanitis caused by sand under the foreskin reached‘‘epidemic’’ proportions, leading to large numbers of soldiers requiring circumcision (A M Hutson, personal communication, 1974)

    Hence the clothing and procedures in this part of the world.

    Then reflect that a man cannot be a J*w while owning a foreskin whether living an air conditioned existence in a first world city, or wandering the windswept desert. The silliness of religious doctrine.

  214. “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    Clearly, the major impact is the destruction of the brains of our politicians.

  215. Overburdened

    Son has deployed to South Sudan to work for MSF for 6 months.
    In discussions with him re activism within MSF, he advised that his role is clinical and the experience will fit with his career and life ambitions.
    Regardless of the umbrella he is tasked under, I believe he has the skills and training to get him through.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    LL, no.

    They gave me a list of ‘Things to Avoid’… many of which are things I enjoy in my retirement.

    So I am avoiding the list…

    Might have given myself away at the last GP visit.
    Doc : “Blood sugar … not bad. PSA … normal. Liver function … normal.
    Me : “Whose results are these?”

  217. Brian of Moorabbin

    LL,

    Sounds remarkably similar to my convos

  218. zyconoclast

    Further, press reports began to surface that National Security Advisor John Bolton threw additional demands on the table which led Kim to draw the meeting to an early close.

    If reports are true, he did this recently at another event, I forget where, middle east I think.

    If these Bolt interventions are not part of the 5D chess game, why doesn’t Trump tel him to go shave his moustache? That should keep Bolton busy for a least a year.

  219. Confused Old Misfit

    If reports are true,

    Trust but verify?
    Might have happened, but I can’t see it occurring if Trump was in the room.

  220. thefrollickingmole

    No love for the WWF death pandas?

  221. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    When the far Left was a global force, the mainstream liberal Left had to draw dividing lines and defend itself from its attacks. Now that the far Left threatens no one, the borders have gone. The media would hound from public life any conservative who shared platforms with members of a neo-Nazi group. But respectable leftists can now associate with those who would once have been regarded as poisonous extremists — and no one notices.

    — Nick Cohen

  222. zyconoclast

    That should have been Bolton at 2:05

  223. Des Deskperson

    I was so intrigued by the poor performance of the WGEA ladies in front of Senator Leyhonhjelm in that clip replayed late last week that I decide to look up the employment history of the agency head, one Libby Lyons, who led the debacle.

    According to the WGEA website:

    “Prior to joining the Agency Libby had a distinguished career in corporate affairs and government relations, including heading up BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs division, as well as senior roles at Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra.”.

    WTF!! These look like jobs where one is expected to get things done – . How did the ninny get these jobs – if anyone came up with anything half as stupid as that hours/productivity crap in an interview, I would write then off – and how did she keep them?

    It turns out that she started her career as a primary teacher – nothing wrong with that, but a teaching background is pretty usual for those self-advertising pseuds who infect every bureaucracy, OPTs, or Over-Promoted Trainers.

  224. Boambee John

    Brian of Moorabbin
    #2951156, posted on March 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    LL, no.

    They gave me a list of ‘Things to Avoid’… many of which are things I enjoy in my retirement.

    So I am avoiding the list…

    Friend of mine in a similar situation commented that he might not live any longer, but it would certainly feel like a long time.

  225. Brian of Moorabbin

    Friend of mine in a similar situation commented that he might not live any longer, but it would certainly feel like a long time.

    Quite so

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