Wednesday Forum: March 6, 2019

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  1. C.L.

    Sam Newman has caused a social media storm with a “disgusting and damaging” video where he dressed in drag and made a distasteful joke about “transitioning”.

    This is what young “journalists” do now. Read Twitter all day waiting for a “storm” to report as news – even though nobody in the real world cares.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Good morning, all.

  3. C.L.

    Trump sad:

    Donald J. [email protected]

    “(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!

  4. Exit Stage Right

    Wow, Top 10 again.

  5. C.L.

    Bloomberg bails too:

    Bloomberg not to run for US president.

    Looks like they’re writing off 2020.

  6. C.L.

    Courier Mail heavyweight brings this week’s most hilarious and moronic statement:

    Dennis Atkins: “Many of the claims … are only challenged on the basis he could not have possibly have done them.”

    Andrew Bolt responds: “Er, yes.”

  7. notafan

    ” That the Magistrate at committal thought the charge at least be considered by a jury”

    People misunderstand the standard here
    It is that there is any possibility, no matter how minute that a jury might convict
    Bugger the cost to the defendant or the taxpayer, it is a pure buck pass
    That the satanic claim couldn’t get past the Magistrate’s court speaks volumes

    As for the police when it comes to sexual assault accusations as long as the complainant maintains they were attacked they will take it to the courts

    no mountain of contradictory evidence, witnesses who disagree or anything else shall stand in the way

    This applies to all, not just Cardinal Pell.

  8. C.L.

    As for the police when it comes to sexual assault accusations as long as the complainant maintains they were attacked they will take it to the courts

    Well, that’s not true.
    Shorten’s accuser.

  9. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Top Ender, a trove of suggestions await at the end of the old thread.

  10. hzhousewife

    From C.L’s link above
    quote
    ‘Rather than running, Bloomberg said he would use his massive personal fortune – estimated at more than $US50 billion – to launch a new climate change push, Beyond Carbon, with the goal of moving the nation away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy sources.”
    unquote

    No wonder the young entrepreneurs are fiddling with solar batteries and wave machines and windy stuff, when so much money is on offer to play with. Bloomberg will be dead before any result is possible, never realising that he can’t change the weather or the movement of the planets.

  11. Robber Baron

    I’m in Melbourne. Can anyone tell me where the global warming went?

  12. notafan

    I’m in Melbourne. Can anyone tell me where the global warming went?

    I don’t know but am very pleased about the coolness, and last night’s lovely rain.

  13. notafan

    The Labor royalty exception CL.

    This is Dan Andrews country.

  14. Bruce in WA

    Perhaps those who have seen Michelangelo’s David up close can clarify, but in the photos I have seen it appears that that nice J oo ish boy David has a foreskin?

    We were given two possible explanations by our guide: (a) That the model used was an Italian boy and faithfully sculpted as such, or (b) at the time of David the brit milah consisted of just a small snip off the end, still leaving part of the foreskin intact.

    Personally, I thought Mick just hadn’t left enough stone there to go the full circumcision!

  15. Roger

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortions, says Spokesman for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek.

    A hint at the soft totalitarianism to come.

    Of course, given the penchant of certain ethnic minorities for sex selection by abortion, more than 50% of the children aborted will be female.

  16. notafan

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortion

    Cabrini, Mercy and St Vincents to close then.

  17. Top Ender

    Thanks Zatara, Jupes, Cactus, NelsonKP and Mother Lode for your helpful comments re Berlin, on the previous Fred.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortions, says Spokesman for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek.

    Going to be interesting when all Australia’s Catholic hospitals close.

    I’m sure we won’t even notice.

  19. MatrixTransform

    This applies to all

    exculpatory evidence, is no longer evidence

  20. Roger

    Cabrini, Mercy and St Vincents to close then.

    The measure only applies to public hospitals…so far.

    A special abortion clinic will be built adjoining Hobart hospital because it is “unfair”, according to Plibersek, that Tasmanian women have to travel interstate to terminate the life within.

  21. Penny Easton could not be reached for comment.

    Another Whatabout that has nothing at all to do with what I posted about Tuckey.
    It’s quite amusing….

  22. Mark M

    Absurd ABC News report – wind and solar ‘renewables’ will save Australia’s river system.

  23. Pyrmonter

    While some focus on the ‘Keynesians’ and the ABC as the culprits … let’s just note that until a few years ago, this sort of thing would have aroused derision from those quarters; and if Labor’s principal opponents were half-competent and not consumed with fighting over the spoils of imminent defeat, they’d be being exposed to ridicule:

    https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/dont-punish-good-wage-companies-shorten/news-story/23469a83b1b5fd33558487cc2e12e5b3

    This is the economic reasoning of the labour movement of the 1910s – ‘unfair competition lowers wages’. Has the voting public learnt nothing?

  24. Roger

    And Labor will press for the legalisation of abortion in NSW.

    Euthanasia will be next.

    Australians are poised to elect a death cult with an alleged rapist at the helm and an ideologically driven harridan as his deputy.

    How did it come to this?

  25. notafan

    Roger

    St Vincents is a public hospital so is the Mercy

  26. notafan

    I wish there was an archbishop in Australia willing to formally publicly excommunicate public figures who openly oppose the teachings of the church

  27. Roger

    St Vincents is a public hospital so is the Mercy

    Ah. Well then, battle lines are drawn.

    I wish there was an archbishop in Australia willing to formally publicly excommunicate public figures who openly oppose the teachings of the church

    Is Plibersek a Catholic? Nominal only, I would imagine.

    Shorten left Catholicism for milquetoast Anglicanism as part of his upwardly mobile course.

  28. notafan

    Not just her there a some claiming to be ‘devout’ who are even worse.

    Shorten no loss of course

  29. stackja

    notafan
    #2951685, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Excommunication of Catholic politicians who support abortion
    From Wikipedia

    General statements
    In 2004, there was discussion of whether communion should be refused to American Catholic politicians who voted against laws banning abortion.[1] With a few American bishops in favor of withholding communion from politicians and the majority against, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops decided that such matters should be decided on a case-by-case basis by the individual bishops.[2] In 2005, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh said no individual bishop should on his own deny communion to politicians because of “national ramifications”, and suggested that such an action should be taken only on the basis of a two-thirds majority of all of the bishops or as mandated by the Vatican, while bishops Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix and Charles J. Chaput of Denver stated they would act on their own initiative and apply the sanctions put forward by a 2004 USCCB document entitled “Catholics in Political Life”,[3] though only, Chaput declared, in “extraordinary cases of public scandal”.[4] In 2008, Raymond Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis and assigned in that year to the Vatican, said communion should not be given to such politicians, arguing that support for abortion rights is a mortal sin that makes a person unfit for communion, and denial of communion would prevent other Catholics from thinking, because they see that pro-choice politicians can receive communion, that being pro-choice is an acceptable political position.[2]

    Recent popes have presided over Masses at which pro-choice politicians have been given Communion on many occasions. Pope John Paul II gave communion to Tony Blair and Cherie Blair, as well as to Rome Mayor Francesco Rutelli.[35] At a Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 2008 celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, pro-abortion Catholic politicians Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and Rudy Giuliani received the sacrament.[36] Italian politician Nichi Vendola has also taken the Eucharist at a Mass celebrated by Benedict.[37]

  30. Fred

    Why would anyone defend a man that bows to a Roman dictator?

  31. stackja

    notafan
    #2951684, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:28 am
    Roger

    St Vincents is a public hospital so is the Mercy

    St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney
    https://www.svphs.org.au/
    For over 100 years, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney has excelled in the … As part this, St Vincent’s Private is a leading centre for education and research.

  32. notafan

    It is a problem Stackja but then there is the self damnation receiving Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin

  33. notafan

    Stackja

    Wrong St Vincents

  34. stackja

    Fred
    #2951692, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:41 am
    Why would anyone defend a man that bows to a Roman dictator?

    He is a man who bows to Christ.

  35. notafan

    Why would anyone defend a man that bows to a Roman dictator?

    not clear what you mean

    can you be more explicit please?

  36. Dr Fred Lenin

    Bloomberg changing the climate ,just because Canute failed dont mean its not possible Canute dudnt have a degree in them yartz,come to think of it neither did Leo Nardo or Mick Angelo .

  37. stackja

    notafan
    #2951696, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:44 am
    Stackja

    Wrong St Vincents

    I know there are two.

    St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney: Home
    https://www.svhs.org.au/
    Founded in 1857 by the Sisters of Charity, St Vincent’s Hospital is one of Australia’s most iconic Hospitals, which functions as a full service acute public teaching …

    Same as several others.

  38. Boambee John

    Numbers from the old thread

    Another Whatabout that has nothing at all to do with what I posted about Tuckey.
    It’s quite amusing….

    Actually, the first “whatabout” was mine, and referred to your post about naughty people questioning the P3ll verdict. Your reading comprehension seems to be lacking. Like your pedantry, you might be better off thinking before you post?

    Again you attempt to move the goalposts.

  39. stackja

    notafan
    #2951699, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Fred might not stay long.

  40. stackja

    notafan
    #2951695, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Final judgment awaits.

  41. Boambee John

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortion

    IIRC, when Calvary Hospital in Canberra declined to provide a “full range of reproductive services”, the ACT Government built another public hospital nearby to do the job.

  42. Mater

    I’m in Melbourne. Can anyone tell me where the global warming went?

    Last seen disappearing over the horizon…hand in hand with our Justice System.

  43. stackja

    Bikie, organised crime links to four Melbourne shooting murders in four days
    Mark Buttler, Josh Fagan and Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    March 5, 2019 9:20pm
    Subscriber only

    Police are hunting up to eight fugitives after a wave of Melbourne gun murders linked to gang conflicts.

    Four men have been shot dead since last Friday, and senior officers on Tuesday conceded there was a “proliferation” of illegal guns in ­Australia, ­despite tough new laws to try to stem the black-market flow of firearms.

    Since July 1 last year, the Australian Border Force has detected more than 1100 ­illegal guns and firearm parts and accessories nationwide.

    I am shocked, criminals using illegal guns!

  44. Bruce in WA

    I’m in Melbourne. Can anyone tell me where the global warming went?

    Didn’t head this way, I can tell you.

  45. Tom

    In the process of becoming America’s biggest domestic airline, the world’s first low-cost carrier, Southwest Airlines, has allowed itself to become unionised:

    Schedule disruptions caused by unavailable aircraft are costing Southwest Airlines millions of dollars each week, and the issue’s uncertainly makes providing short-term financial guidance challenging.

    “The damage to the company runs in the millions of dollars weekly in lost revenue due to canceled flights and millions of dollars weekly in terms of additional costs caused by delays and cancellations,” CEO Gary Kelly said at a J.P. Morgan investors conference March 5.

    Southwest’s daily out-of-service aircraft count jumped from its normal range of 15-20 to more than 60 about three weeks ago—a situation airline management blames on deliberate efforts by its mechanics to disrupt the carrier.

    The mechanics, represented by Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), say unairworthy aircraft are the problem.

    The two sides are locked in contentious contract talks.

    I know who I believe.

    #WhateverItTakes.

    Dangerous game.

  46. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/05/labor-says-disability-royal-commission-must-be-fully-funded-by-federal-government?fbclid=IwAR2mMBGZ3X63gsZ-kDcsBcYUT1ngzIZkZYUSTz1gqx8JnNvQbRmV6eDd7e0

    Questions of which level of government paid for the royal commission “should not get in the way of actually getting started”, she told Guardian Australia.

    Once up and running, the media will rediscover things like the Pleasant Creek hellhole.

    Orwellian name for real sick building syndrome. When the whistle was blown here, it was shut down and the perps jailed, giving a push for community integration.

    Their shorten looting cartel running a royal commission into disability services we can imagine will build an empire the sun never sets on, with the disabled nothing more than sausage to be ground up for the superrofits of the oligarchs.

    Feedlots for the disabled, taxfunded for the superprofits of the oligarchs of the disability industrial complex.

    Comrades.

  47. stackja

    Melbourne Airport 12 degrees at 11:50am. BOM reading so has it been homogenised?

  48. John Constantine

    A LABOR Federal Government would make Chinese textile giant Ruyi Shandong comply with the law and wind down its 80 per cent stake in Australia’s largest irrigated cotton property, Cubbie Station.

    Federal Labor Treasury spokesman Chris Bowen’s office told The Weekly Times Ruyi Shandong should comply with the original condition of sale, to wind down its stake to 51 per cent.

    “They should be complying with the law,” a spokesman for Mr Bowen said.

    Ruyi Shandong was originally meant to wind down its stake to 51 per cent within three years of purchasing the Queensland cotton property for $240 million in 2012, under conditions imposed by then Labor Treasurer Wayne Swan.

    But in 2016 then Treasurer Scott Morrison extended the deadline by three years.

    The Weekly Times understands the new deadline is July 1, this year, but has been unable to gain a date from the Coalition Federal Government.

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has refused to make any commitment on whether the Coalition would hold Ruyi Shandong to the original condition of sale.

    When asked what action he was taking, he said: “It is a longstanding practice that the Foreign Investment Review Board and the Treasurer do not comment on the details of foreign investment screening and subsequent processes as they apply or could apply to particular cases.”

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission records show, as of yesterday, Ruyi Shandong still owns 80 per cent of Cubbie, via Singapore company CSTTCO Holdings.

  49. Top Ender

    Why would anyone defend a man that bows to a Roman dictator?

    I did once. It was on the side of the road in one of my previous lives.

    Strangely, unlike most other people who believe in reincarnation, all of my previous existences were as miserable peasants, serfs, villeins, servants, and minor cretins.

    Patton, of course, was the reincarnation of mighty soldiers, but he was taller than I am.

    That is all.

  50. Dr Fred Lenin

    In Fitzroy Victoria there are two St Vincents in Victoria parade ,St Vincents Hospital and St Vincents Private Hospital the private one is maternity as you see many women with babies there ,now whats the set up to be under the union mafia mob ,delivering babies and murdering them too ?
    My eye specialist used to be there so I had been there many times and saw the zmjms and bubs .

  51. notafan

    He has become the perfect example of how evidence simply does not matter in this case. For justification he keeps mentioning the “witness” on 4 Corners about an incident in a changing room. That incident involved no offence that I can see but Hadley keeps using it to refute doubts about evidence in the Cathedral case.

    Is that all Hadley has?

    didn’t even get near the courts

    I bet they looked hard too, wasn’t the PP because there wasn’t a parish, couldn’t find the boys and the man (with an axe to grind) gave such an inaccurate account, summer of 1985? 1986? I didn’t know him personally , someone told me he was a bishop I said hi George, (though he wasn’t made bishop until after the alleged incident) I showered for ten minutes he had his back to me etc etc

  52. notafan

    Strangely, unlike most other people who believe in reincarnation, all of my previous existences were as miserable peasants, serfs, villeins, servants, and minor cretins.

    Lol TE I always say I was reincarnated too

    except I was an infant thrown off a cliff or left to die in a Roman rubbish tip

    such rot

  53. Zatara

    Patton was obviously big on recycling.

  54. dover_beach

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortions, says Spokesman for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek.

    Liberalism never fails to disappoint.

  55. John Constantine

    ‘Like throwing money out the window’

    Professor Grafton said the cost of the water recovered via efficiency measures was potentially 25 times more than simply buying it back from willing sellers.

    “That’s like throwing money out the window basically,” Professor Grafton said.

    “Not only in terms of the outcomes of the basin, but in terms tax dollars that had basically been wasted.”

    He said the research suggested the problems facing the Murray-Darling river system were greater than previously thought.

    “That’s what our paper says. It’s much worse than we thought, not a little bit worse, much worse than we thought.”

    Their abc outlines the clearances of tories from the rural electorates of australias irrigation zone, the rewilding and deindustrialisation of the murray darling basin and the redistribution of rural electorates into new commo seats for the vast imported vote plantations of the population Ponxi.

    Comrades.

  56. John Constantine

    In a statement, the Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud defended official estimates of how much water had been recovered through infrastructure efficiency programs.

    “In October last year an independent panel of experts led by the University of Melbourne confirmed in a peer reviewed study the MDBA was indeed delivering water it claims to be,” Mr Littleproud said.

    “Professors Grafton and Williams were invited to participate but declined.

    “It is unarguable that 700 gigalitres in water entitlements previously held by irrigators is now held by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.”

    But the authors of today’s paper claimed the Government’s report wasn’t properly peer reviewed and the figures did not stack up.

    The ABC contacted one of the Melbourne University co-authors who refused a request for an interview and a comment.

  57. Confused Old Misfit

    Patton – The Eternal Warrior.

  58. Baldrick

    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortion

    If only the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals were as committed to balance as the Liars are to killing the unborn …
    Labor Liberals to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals the ABC to the provision of abortion balance.

  59. dover_beach

    If people thought that abortion and euthanasia would be legalized but public money would never be devoted to it or doctors employed in public hospitals never required to perform it you never thought the issues through.

  60. Des Deskperson

    ‘Is Plibersek a Catholic? Nominal only, I would imagine.’

    Jowls went to public schools, Oyster Bay Primary and Jannali Girls High,

    ‘IIRC, when Calvary Hospital in Canberra declined to provide a “full range of reproductive services”, the ACT Government built another public hospital nearby to do the job.’

    There are still only two public hospitals in Canberra; Calvary and The Canberra Hospital in Woden, although Calvary is still run by the Little Company of Mary and, so far aa I know, does not do abortions, an issue the anti=lifers raise from time to time. Jowl’s threats would presumably affect Calvary.

    Jowls, BTW, was dux of Janneli Girls, odd that she seems to be one of the dullest of the Labor front bench. I’ve never seen a ‘think piece’ by Jowls, although she is handy with third hand sneers.

  61. Again you attempt to move the goalposts.

    And you constantly score home goals.

  62. Rebel with cause

    Labor’s policy would see theatre staff working to save the life of infants and mothers and also terminating life in the same shift.

    This is profoundly psychologically damaging, to say nothing of the personal objection that many medical professionals have with abortion.

    Good luck getting staff to work those abortion theatre lists.

  63. Beachcomber

    Roger at 11:08 am
    Labor to tie Commonwealth funding to hospitals to the provision of abortions, says Spokesman for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek.

    A hint at the soft totalitarianism to come.

    This isn’t soft totalitarianism; it’s hard, boot on the face totalitarianism.

    The Catholic hospitals will comply. They have seen what happens to anyone who resists the Marxist establishment.

  64. Macbeth

    IIRC, Michelangelo’s Adam in the Sistine Chapel has a navel. Slip of the brush there, maybe.

  65. Mother Lode

    ‘Is Plibersek a Catholic? Nominal only, I would imagine.’

    If she says she is, I wonder why.

    How many people does she count on to discount her savage excursions into ruination of all good things just because she is a Catholic?

    Mind you, she probably has more in common with this Pope than any other that has lived – except perhaps Pope Flesh-Render XI.

  66. notafan

    The Catholic hospitals will comply

    No they won’t; they will close.

  67. thefrollickingmole

    All work and no play makes the spamminator go insane.

  68. thefrollickingmole

    Tard wrangler considers a death as “whatabouttery”.

    Nice morals you have there.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tard wrangler considers a death as “whatabouttery”.

    One of the biggest “dog acts” ever committed in Western Australian politics – Carmen (C.R.A.F.T.) Lawrence
    threw four of her own Cabinet under a bus, sat there and batted her baby blues while she did so, and Numbers thinks it’s a “whataboutery” Most amusing, indeed.

  70. feelthebern

    NSA programme started under GWB & weaponised under Obama, shut down under Trump.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/us/politics/nsa-phone-records-program-shut-down.html

    I’m sure there is another convert program that’s already been up & running for months.
    Still, shutting down something that did nothing but spy on people is good.

  71. thefrollickingmole

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Even better, the bloke he considers fit to pronounce on Tuckey morals (as crap as they may be) was police minister at the time.

    Not at the meeting but informed of the coming speech before time.

  72. Mother Lode

    NSA programme started under GWB & weaponised under Obama, shut down under Trump.

    The MAN is a TYRANT!

    He is JUST like HITLER!

    When will his idiot JACKBOOTED supporters in their maga HATS realise that it is only a matter of TIME until the government DOESN”T LISTEN to their private PHONE calls!

  73. Geriatric Mayfly

    ‘Is Plibersek a Catholic? Nominal only, I would imagine.’

    An apostate. She now belongs to the one true church of Emily’s List. Happy Zappers (of babies.)

  74. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2951731, posted on March 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    Again you attempt to move the goalposts.

    And you constantly score home goals.

    I’m sure you can list a few. Try not to mix them up with your many grammatical errors.

  75. Roger

    The Catholic hospitals will comply

    No they won’t; they will close.

    Thus increasing the waiting lists, already an issue.

    I don’t think Plibersek has thought this one through.

    Having got Catholics on-side with school funding, they now needlessly antagonise them with this.

    This Labor government to be is going to fall apart in its first term.

  76. Zatara

    ‘Is Plibersek a Catholic? Nominal only, I would imagine.’

    Republicans have RINOs

    How about CINOs?

  77. Pyrmonter

    @ Roger

    This is a two horse race. Labor’s opponents are so obsessed with their internal divisions (real ones, it should be noted – between agrarian socialists in the NP, crony capitalists in the Qld LNP, RC fundamentalist sectarians among the DLP faction presented as the ‘National Right’; the small smattering of classical liberals; the opportunist ‘M” moderates; and some few who simply want to do the right thing), as well evidenced by the responses seen to the word ‘Turnbull’ on the Cat, that they’ll not be fit for government for at least two terms. And may well split along lines similar to those that kept the Canadian Liberals in power for approaching two decades in the 90s and 00s.

  78. Percy Popinjay

    Of course, given the penchant of certain ethnic minorities for sex selection by abortion, more than 50% of the children aborted will be female.

    An indisputable fact that feminayzees are too stupid, lazy and gutless to bother screeching about in that wonderfully rational and articulate way of theirs.

    The vile hypocritical fuckwits (BIRM).

  79. Divorce figures are inflated by repeat offenders.
    Does anybody know the stats count for women who have had multiple abortions.

  80. Mother Lode

    I don’t think Plibersek has thought this one through.

    The only problem for Plibbers will be that when she gets sick there will be fewer private hospitals for her to check into.

    The closing of Catholic Hospitals will merely mean a need for more public hospitals – to be administered by bureaucrats and staffed by unionised public servants.

    Even better, they won’t have to build them – the buildings and equipment is already there. They just take them over and grind them down until they are on par with other public services.

    Which is to say government services. The public are only effectively absentee stakeholders.

    She will be positively tumescent at the thought, and make even j’ismists more than a little uncomfortable while her eyes roll back in her head as she gyrates obscenely against a folder labelled ‘Health Department Funding Applications and Staffing Requirements’.

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Patton. Abrasive, brusque and a pain in the arse to his bosses. Would have made a shit peacetime general but was born for, and excelled at battlefield command. Denied the soldier’s death he craved, and killed in a common-as-muck Jeep accident after wars’ end. And a damn shame too.

    He would have rounded up each and every current ADF officer at the rank of major or above and marched the lot into an erupting volcano.

  82. Roger

    Pyrmonter – which means we’ll have a Labor Party which will soon prove it is unfit to govern and a divided Opposition.

    The country deserves better, but we now seem incapable of producing even the odd first rate leader among the rows of Horne’s second raters.

  83. will

    Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph
    March 4, 2019 3:58pm

    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.

    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.

    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.

  84. Bruce in WA

    Perpetual energy! Global warming solved! C02 “pollution” vanquished!

    Why am I sceptical?

    (Paywalled)

    Australian ‘alchemy’ turns carbon dioxide into coal

    Australian researchers have discovered a way to ‘turn carbon dioxide into coal’.

    In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.

    In a paper in the journalNature Communications , researchers from Melbourne’s RMIT detail a low-cost method that could transform the way the world thinks on carbon sequestration.

    The major breakthrough is that the process to generate hard carbon from CO2 can be done at room temperature. This reduces the energy required and the cost.

    Lead author Dorna Esrafilzadeh said the research showed that by applying the right catalyst, CO2 could be converted to carbonaceous materials at room temperature and buried in the ground.

    Describing the breakthrough as turning CO2 to coal was “a fair portrayal”, she said.

    Research scientist Torben Daeneke said: “While we can’t literally turn back time, turning carbon dioxide into coal and burying it back in the ground is a bit like rewinding the emissions clock.”

    The process offers a new way to solve the problem of carbon dioxide emissions from cement, steel-making, and gas and coal electricity production. The carbon product can be used to produce more energy or safely buried as an alternative to pumping liquid CO2 deep underground.

  85. Confused Old Misfit

    turn carbon dioxide into coal

    You still won’t be permitted to burn it to produce the electricity to create it.
    That electricity will have to be wind or solar generated.
    Then you bury the coal in abandoned mines.
    To be puzzled over by a wiser civilization.
    One that uses uranium products to generate energy.

  86. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    worth a read
    Quantitative easing was the father of millennial socialism
    Federal Reserve’s bid to stave off depression sowed the seeds of a generational revolt

  87. It’s obvious to anyone with a sense of justice and social sensitivity that the laws of thermodynamics are wrong.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    Hmm.

    Just did a test on the inter webs to see if I was reincarnated.

    The Net tells me I was a scientist/mechanic, born in Washington in 1890 and moving to New York at 16.

    I had two sisters, married at 33 and died in Kansas in 1954.

    This is, of course, rubbish. Clearly I was Vlad the Impaler.

    They didn’t say anything about MAGA hat availability.

  89. Overburdened

    It is reported that a person has been awarded $180,000 because they could not hack there job as a crime reporter.
    It is reported that seeing the aftermath of events and looking at graphic photos took its toll.
    Is it a false memory l have of people quitting if they couldn’t tolerate the work they were doing?
    Even worse, the person was not involved in any of the trauma, just a spectator making money from reporting on the events.
    It would be salutary for this person to come with me on my next contract.
    In the modern world, reward for mediocrity is the rule.

  90. Roger

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

    Which is a large part of why they despise us.

  91. Zatara

    Just did a test on the inter webs to see if I was reincarnated.

    Grandpa?

    Wait, no, that was Sven the Inhaler.

  92. Bill Thompson

    I flew to Sydney to attend the Downing Centre Court on Monday morning, in order to observe a couple of scheduled criminal proceedings which I thought might be interesting. It turns out that any reporting of relevant matters has been suppressed, so I ended up reflecting on other cases which I can, apparently, now talk about…

    https://youtu.be/p33AOvMU8fU

  93. John64

    TheirABC reveals that $730k of piss-off-money was paid as settlement to Googles Guthrie.

  94. thefrollickingmole

    notafan.

    Good article on the virtue signalling numpties.

    To a significant degree, modern education teaches students to slur rather than argue.

    If those who disagree with progressive opinions are clearly of such low moral character as to be racist, sexist, Islamophobic etc., the natural implication is that those who denounce such people are of high moral character.

    People taught to respond to opinions rather than facts.

  95. littledozer

    Australia’s economy slowed sharply in the second half of 2018, confounding an optimistic message from the country’s central bank and stoking the case for interest-rate cuts before the end of the year.

    Gross domestic product grew by 0.2 per cent in the fourth quarter from the previous three months and by 2.3 per cent from a year earlier, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/australia-posts-gdp-growth-of-02pc-for-the-december-quarter/news-story/a69f427d7b0364f152d3c244218015f1

  96. Steve trickler

    Would a teacher in Australia get sacked for showing this clip to there students?

    Yep!



  97. Zatara

    It turns out that any reporting of relevant matters has been suppressed

    Has this bullshit become the norm now?
    When did secret trials become acceptable?

    I used to snicker at the courtroom sketches the US news used to put out. But for crying out loud, at least they reported what actually went on (or their version of it) while showing the sketches in the background.

  98. Neil

    TheirABC reveals that $730k of piss-off-money was paid as settlement to Googles Guthrie.

    apparently that was paid to stop her taking them to court. Guthrie also got a $900K payout. That is $1.6M of our taxes at work

  99. Has this bullshit become the norm now?
    When did secret trials become acceptable?

    A1. Yes.
    A2. When the politicized judiciary experienced criticism for their mismanagement of trials and ridiculous sentences.

  100. Mother Lode

    In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.

    Not quite alchemy but you could stick a receptacle containing CO2 up a hippy’s butt, show them pictures of a suburban family having a BBQ in the back yard, big house, SUV in the driveway, and smiling, and leave the hippy’s sphincter to do the rest.

    Endless diamonds and oxygen.

  101. notafan

    Moley author is a friend of mine

    we don’t agree on everything but wow what a brain he has

  102. Zatara

    If those who disagree with progressive opinions are clearly of such low moral character as to be racist, sexist, Islamophobic etc., the natural implication is that those who denounce such people are of high moral character.

    An excellent illustration of why the US instituted their 2nd Amendment.

    “Kiss my low moral character ass… and get off my lawn.” click

  103. calli

    Leigh Lowe, I always type my impressions of Renaissance art in my Sister Wendy typeface.

  104. C.L.

    The ABC’s report on Plibersek’s new Hitler abortion policy features a classic photographic illustration of feminist imbecility.

  105. C.L.

    Plibersek likens babies to broken bones:

    Ms Plibersek said it was not fair that women living in Tasmania or regional areas were being forced to travel long distances to terminate a pregnancy, as it increased the emotional and financial burden.

    “We wouldn’t accept someone having to travel that far for a hip replacement or a broken bone. Women deserve better,” she said.

  106. Dr Faustus

    Their ABC reaches into its secret database and concludes that Plibersek’s plans for more and better abortion is filling a mainstream need:

    It is estimated between a quarter to a third of Australian women will choose to have an abortion at some point in their lives.

    A quick fact checks says this may well be true around the ABC watercooler, but probably is an aspirational target in the general population.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Looks like the Ponzi housing market and the virtue signalling electricity tax has finally crashed the economy.

    Even the ABS have given up lying.

  108. DrBeauGan

    incoherent rambler
    #2951774, posted on March 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    It’s obvious to anyone with a sense of justice and social sensitivity that the laws of thermodynamics are wrong.

    They’ve already repealed the laws of biology. Can physics be far behind?

    Titania McGrath has already been there. “Feelings don’t care about your facts.”

  109. Dr Faustus

    In a paper in the journalNature Communications , researchers from Melbourne’s RMIT detail a low-cost method that could transform the way the world thinks on carbon sequestration.

    The major breakthrough is that the process to generate hard carbon from CO2 can be done at room temperature. This reduces the energy required and the cost.

    The Laws of Physics say that “low-cost” is going to be a subjective term.

  110. calli

    If anyone’s wondering where the Indian Summer went, it’s just north of Newcastle.

  111. Boambee John

    If those who disagree with progressive opinions are clearly of such low moral character as to be racist, sexist, Islamophobic etc., the natural implication is that those who denounce such people are of high moral character.

    Of such high moral character as to be entirely justified in sending those who disagree to the gulags, death camps and killing fields? That is the inevitable end of such arrogance.

  112. Dr Faustus

    The RBA Governor says the Banking Royal Commission findings shouldn’t be taken too seriously, and the National Housing Ponzi must be fanned vigorously:

    Banks too strict on mortgages: RBA’s Lowe

    “Credit conditions tightened more than was probably required,” Dr Lowe told the AFR Business Summit in Sydney.

    “It is important that banks are prepared to take credit risk, and it’s important that they have the capacity to manage that risk well. If they can’t do this, then the economy will suffer.”

    He will enjoy the well-considered Shorten/diNatale fairness future.

  113. notafan

    Of such high moral character as to be entirely justified in sending those who disagree to the gulags, death camps and killing fields? That is the inevitable end of such arrogance.

    The essay does point out that the concept has it’s genesis in Marxism, only a matter of time.

    See Cardinal Pell for more information.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Home’ goals, Bob? You actually said ‘home’ goals?

    I have neither the time nor the crayons to explain this to you. As I mentioned on the OF, compared to you testpattern was one of the great intellects of our time.

  115. DrBeauGan

    author is a friend of mine

    we don’t agree on everything but wow what a brain he has

    It was quite a good article, Notafan, but it raises the question, what fraction of the population is prepared to abandon its sanity in exchange for belonging to a ” high prestige” gang? It’s a bit like buying a fifty kilobuck watch, only dafter. I’m amazed that anyone is mad enough to do either, but at least declaring that you have more money than sense asserts something believable.

  116. Shy Ted

    Managed to watch a few minutes of Dr Anne Summers at the National Press Club before lunchtime walk. Don’t need to tell you the content because you already know. On the ABC wireless was a program about Mattel (toys) and the creation of Barbie. And it occurred to me, if any Cats have young daughters or granddaughters who would like a Dr Anne Summers Barbie, simply buy an ordinary Barbie, remove the clothes and place it in front of a fire or bar heater until it just starts to melt. Let it cool, redress and gift wrap. Simples. Oh, she boasted about being an advisor to Paul Keating. It’s worth watching for a few minutes just to see the audience. Explains the declining birth rate.

  117. C.L.

    … she boasted about being an advisor to Paul Keating.

    Whose wife threw him out of their marital home five minutes after the electorate threw him out of office.

  118. MatrixTransform

    the laws of thermodynamics are wrong.

    nah, the anti-entropic magic theyre doing with energy is the same as what NumbNuts’ does with information

  119. Ubique

    In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.

    Forget the dodgy alchemy. It’s a whole lot easier and cheaper to let nature remove CO2 from the atmosphere. We can assist by planting trees. Arbor Day is 20th June.

  120. MatrixTransform

    that the laws of thermodynamics are wrong.

    not wrong, but very unfair

  121. Mother Lode

    The Laws of Physics say that “low-cost” is going to be a subjective term.

    No, it just means 90% subsidised by an additional impost of power.

    And farty cows.

  122. dover_beach

    “We wouldn’t accept someone having to travel that far for a hip replacement or a broken bone. Women deserve better,” she said.

    Beyond the ridiculous analogy, we do accept people having to travel for a hip replacement and the like. I know, for a fact, that people in the Riverina have to travel to Melbourne or Sydney for chemo, or joint replacements, and the like. It is an utter lie to suggest that people traveling for medical care is not a routine occurrence in Australia.

  123. notafan

    t it raises the question, what fraction of the population is prepared to abandon its sanity in exchange for belonging to a ” high prestige” gang?

    Too many?

    most of the msm, vast swathe of the entertainment and publishing industry, the make work industries, HR, NGOs and the like the vast majority of humanities graduates

    They are far more powerful than they ought to be but then they do control the megaphones.

  124. Zatara

    In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.

    Modern chemistry can sort it, if they will get very close and show where it needs to be applied.

    Napalm.

  125. pete m

    If you could only shut down 1 thing in the world, the NPC lunch would be high on my list.

  126. thefrollickingmole

    I cant wait till RFDS makes flying women to city clinics for an abortion one of its core services…

    After all we do that for broken bones out bush if they are serious enough.

  127. Confused Old Misfit

    I cant wait till RFDS makes flying women to city clinics for an abortion one of its core services…

    RFDS is used as a taxi service by the “morbidly obese” who “can’t travel too far in a car”.
    I have that from a dispatcher.

  128. Mother Lode

    It is estimated between a quarter to a third of Australian women…

    By whom is it estimated?

    And, if true, wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to educate them on contraceptives?

    Even Plibbers’ precious Tasmanians?

  129. Infidel Tiger

    Surely with the NBN we can provide online guided abortions?

    Afterall, it’s a very simple procedure.

  130. Harlequin Decline

    I just saw that the SMH is reporting that the government has refused a visa for Milo on character grounds.

  131. Ivan Denisovich

    Is it too late to post-birth abort Pli-beserk?

  132. Infidel Tiger

    I just saw that the SMH is reporting that the government has refused a visa for Milo on character grounds.

    Fair enough.

    Homosexuality is not on.

  133. calli

    Whose wife threw him out of their marital home five minutes after the electorate threw him out of office.

    The story was that he announced that he didn’t want to be married to her any more at a dinner party.

    All class, our Paul.

    It must be a Labor thing.

  134. calli

    Milo is a character. Flamboyantly gay, “married” to a POC, stylishly stylish.

    Not a particularly dangerous one I would have thought.

    Oh, I forgot. His politics are wrong.

  135. feelthebern

    This whole visa system needs overhauling.

  136. calli

    It is estimated between a quarter to a third of Australian women…

    It’s just a lie.

    It is estimated that between three quarters and seven eighths of stories told by the ABC are just that.

  137. Tintarella di Luna

    The RBA Governor says the Banking Royal Commission findings shouldn’t be taken too seriously, and the National Housing Ponzi must be fanned vigorously:

    I wonder if Phil consulted his teenage daughter on that

  138. Tintarella di Luna

    The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.

    — Ludwig von Mises

  139. Slayer of Memes

    Of course, given the penchant of certain ethnic minorities for sex selection by abortion, more than 50% of the children aborted will be female.

    Another ‘equality quota’ for women supported by Labor….

  140. Zatara

    The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.

    Amendment II, U.S. Constitution

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    Not a govt army, a militia of citizens. Bubbas with rifles who can say not no but [email protected] no.

  141. Pyrmonter

    PETER DUTTON BLOCKS MILO

    Well, probably not, but for a government that has sought to increase ministerial discretion (and administrative discretion generally – I mean, Angus Taylor’s ludicrous energy nationalisation proposals; Frydenberg and Turnbull’s gas export controls) it’s difficult to dissociate yourself from the actions of your bureaucrats, carrying out what is supposed to be government policy. Who, in this case, have succumbed to the heckler’s veto.

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/milo-yiannopoulos-banned-from-entering-australia/news-story/72fd38de1bb44bdccf0d37c4d6b9207e

    (A note – Pyrmonter thinks Milo’s politics stink. He’s illiberal, tending toward ethno-chauvinism, peddles identity politics and is a showman on par with AOC. But governments should be reticent about banning people – it tends to be counter-productive, and often the best solvent for noxious smells is the full blaze of public scrutiny.)

  142. Tintarella di Luna

    Amendment II, U.S. Constitution

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    The US Constitution is genius – First Amendment:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    and of course the task of the free press was to inform not indoctrinate

  143. Mother Lode

    I just saw that the SMH is reporting that the government has refused a visa for Milo on character grounds.

    I suspect the character that caused the worry was that of the feral protesters who physically cannot bear the thought of someone miles away and totally outside of ear shot, might be expressing a different opinion to their own.

    Seriously, whose is the worst character: A flamboyant Brit who uses his own homosexuality as a punchline, or the perpetually primed hair trigger berserker described above?

  144. thefrollickingmole

    Pyrmonter.

    It goes back tho the article before on virtue signaling.

    They have decided Milo is not just wrong, but so evil normal things like arguing against him just wont work.

    Therefore he must be made to shut up by government fiat.

    This will be applauded by the same people who think an unrepentant jihadis mole or NZ crim needs to remain/be admitted into Australia as a right.

  145. Dr Faustus

    In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.

    Solidifying carbon at room temperature

    Key to the new method is a liquid metal catalyst, made up of a gallium alloy and cerium, which was developed by the team. Carbon dioxide is first dissolved into a beaker containing an electrolyte liquid, then a small amount of the liquid metal catalyst is added. When an electrical current is applied, the catalyst chemically activates the surface of the mixture, which slowly converts the CO2 into solid flakes of carbon.

    Keywords:
    – gallium alloy and cerium
    – electrical current
    – slowly

    An energy intensive catalyst alloy of hard-to handle exotic metals, working in an aqueous solution, slowly uses more energy than was generated by the C=>CO2 reaction in the first place to produce flakes of carbon with interesting surface properties.

    Will receive huge grants for sure.

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    Milo banned, yet only last week we had a foreign Muslim “scholar” traipsing the country mocking the 9/11 murders as a ‘comedy show.’

  147. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    This well-regulated militia?

  148. Dr Faustus

    …wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to educate them on contraceptives?

    Easier? Cheaper? Personal responsibility?
    None of that reactionary twaddle thank you: this is progressive fairthinking we’re looking at here.

  149. Zatara

    Brava Tinta.

    The 2nd amendment enforces the 1st.

  150. mh

    Milo banned?

    How fucking weak is that.

  151. mh

    More ban headlines

    Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Banning these outrage merchants is a effective as sticking “Parental Guidance Explicit Lyrics” on a CD.

    They are Milo’s best salespeople.

  153. Zatara

    This well-regulated militia?

    You mean like your lads?

  154. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It said there was a risk Mr Yiannopoulos would “incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community”, pointing to the large protests that happened during his last visit to Australia in 2017.

    “Despite the locations of your previous appearances being withheld by the organisers until 24 hours prior to the events, there were significant protests at both the Sydney and Melbourne events,” the department wrote.

  155. Milo banned?

    How fucking weak is that.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    The LNP emulating the US bill of rights. aka constitutional amendments. Of course not.
    With US 2nd amendment rights and we could get rid these tyrants.

  156. dover_beach

    (A note – Pyrmonter thinks Milo’s politics stink. He’s illiberal, tending toward ethno-chauvinism, peddles identity politics and is a showman on par with AOC. But governments should be reticent about banning people – it tends to be counter-productive, and often the best solvent for noxious smells is the full blaze of public scrutiny.)

    There is nothing noxious about being illiberal, or proudly Western, or peddling identity politics of some kind (if you are peddling liberalism or some variety thereof, you are peddling an identity) or being a showman.

  157. Steve trickler

    I wonder what would happen if Jesse Lee Peterson decided to come down under?

  158. dover_beach

    It said there was a risk Mr Yiannopoulos would “incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community”, pointing to the large protests that happened during his last visit to Australia in 2017.

    In other words, if a segment of the community will start trashing the joint because another wants to listen to X they will ban X. Nice country you had there.

  159. Baldrick

    Via the SMH:

    The Morrison government has banned right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from entering Australia in a fresh crackdown likely to infuriate his conservative supporters but please critics who believe he is anti-Semitic.
    The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age can reveal the controversial speaker was told this week his visa application had been rejected and he cannot enter Australia.
    In June last year Paypal suspended Yiannopoulos after he used the online payment system to send $14.88 to a Jewish journalist.
    The number 1488 is used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis because ’14’ represents the mantra of securing a future for white children and ’88’ represents “Heil Hitler”.

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    When they say post-modernism, what they really mean is post-civilisation.

    We are in a slow death spiral of civilisational collapse and neither is it by accident it is being carefully engineered.

  161. mh

    A note – Pyrmonter thinks Milo’s politics stink…

    Why are you referring to yourself in the third person?

  162. Nice country you had there.

    Yeah. Methinks it will take something of the scale of US independence/civil war to sort it out.

    Just downhill from here.

  163. We are in a slow death spiral of civilisational collapse and neither is it by accident it is being carefully engineered.

    Zippy Johnson is right.

  164. thefrollickingmole

    Why is the tard wrangler so low energy with its trolling..

    Heres the professionals..
    Training Kills More Troops Than War. Here’s What’s Being Done About It

    Militias, what are they good for??

    Meanwhile, Vietnamese militias and special operatives launched deadly raids and ambushes on PLA supply lines, and rear-area night attacks intended to trick Chinese artillery into firing on their own troops.

  165. Zatara

    Nice country you had there.

    Yeah. Methinks it will take something of the scale of US independence/civil war to sort it out.

    When trains stop moving, cities lose power for reasons other than stupidity, and people start eyeing the neighbors cat at tea time….

  166. Des Deskperson

    ‘All class, our Paul.’

    Which reminds me of a story that I may have told before, but is worth repeating.

    On the NSW South Coast, there are little enclaves of Canberran and ex-Canberran elites, academic and senior public servants.

    The Head of PM&C under Paul Keating was one Mike Keating, no relation and an alumnus of. IIRC, Geelong Grammar. He had a holiday house at one of these beaches and from time to time he would invite Paul and the missus to visit, presumably to unwind and maybe discuss policy imperatives in a more relaxed ambience.

    Paul was apparently adamant that Anita was not to go to the – beautiful – beach, or presumably anywhere else, on her own because someone might strike up s conversation with her and realise that she wasn’t her husband’s cultural, intellectual and social equal.

    Please be clear that I heard this story fourth hand and I’ve no idea if it is true or whether Paul’s alleged views of Anita’s attributes are fair or accurate. In public, she always seemed to me to be on the verge of a panic attack.

  167. Cassie of Sydney

    So Milo has been banned yet another Islamic hate preacher has been here preaching hatred against J**s and Christians. It’s Kafkaesque.

    I just can’t believe this fucking country.

    I just can’t believe this fucking useless Liberal government. You know what…they deserve to lose in the coming federal election…the Stupid Fucking Liberals deserve to be annihilated. What a bunch of spineless, supine and flaccid cretins they are.

    At least Pauline stuck her neck out for him.

    What a joke this country is.

  168. Confused Old Misfit:

    RFDS is used as a taxi service by the “morbidly obese” who “can’t travel too far in a car”.
    I have that from a dispatcher.

    One day, if you buy the drinks, I’ll tell you the yarn about the dusky lady with a BMI of 100* who weighed 180kg. Too heavy to fly RFDS, she was transported to Perth via Laverton WA total of 1400 km on a mattress in the back of a ute with med support.
    *The BMI 100 is a wild, but not too wild, guesstimate.

  169. thefrollickingmole

    China making a long term investment as they see us selling off the family silver for the next hit of smack?

    Deal signed for huge coal-fired power plants in Hunter Valley, Hong Kong firm says
    Exclusive: Local mayor briefed that Hunter economic zone site in Kurri Kurri has been earmarked for 2,000MW plant

    In a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange late last week, the investment company Kaisun Holdings announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese state-owned power provider and a tiny Australian private company to build two 1,000MW power stations.

    Kaisun works mainly in central Asia and describes itself as a “belt and road” expert. The company is based in Hong Kong but incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

    It said the heads of agreement had been signed with a subsidiary of China Energy – part of the company’s engineering group – and Cavcorp, a company worth $25,000 on paper and wholly owned by the Parramatta businessman Frank Cavasinni.

    Cavasinni is the also the director of a company that paid $5.5m in 2012 to buy a 70 hectare parcel of the Hunter economic zone, a largely failed proposal to stimulate the local economies of Kurri Kurri and Cessnock after a slowdown in local mining and heavy industry.

    Got 1/2 a chance of getting up, its already zoned for industry, failed, and needs something put in place.

  170. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2951858, posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    This well-regulated militia?

    Actually, from about 1911, Australia, under the guidance of the Labor government of Andrew Fisher, helped by George Pearce, was developing the basis of a “well regulated militia” here, based on a system of conscription. Would you support a return to such a system, or do you prefer the dominant regular army system?

  171. calli

    But governments should be reticent about banning people – it tends to be counter-productive, and often the best solvent for noxious smells is the full blaze of public scrutiny.

    Yes.

    Also, as IT says, it gives him a frisson of dangerousness that is magnetic. Flamboyant gay is sooo twentieth century.

  172. Mother Lode

    In other words, if a segment of the community will start trashing the joint because another wants to listen to X they will ban X. Nice country you had there.

    Like giving kids lollies to stop crying in the supermarket this time.

    Next time they will do it twicce as loud.

    And the Libs wouldn’t recognise this, having all the insight and perceptiveness of a corpse, but these ratbags will be using it to stop them arguing anything except progressive doubleplusgoodthink.

  173. wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper to educate them on contraceptives?

    For Tasmania, you would need a radio advert like:

    “Want to have fewer brothers and sisters?
    Get your FREE contraceptives for all the family! “

  174. Cassie of Sydney

    Can someone please remind me who was behind the violence when Milo spoke in Melbourne in 2017?

  175. Steve trickler

    Once upon a time, Dogs In Space was banned in QLD.

    Word of mouth played its part. Many wanted to watch it because of the ban. It made the news.

    Milo will benefit. And so he should.



  176. Cassie of Sydney

    Oh yes….the Stupid Fucking Liberals…..do they think they are going to pick up votes with this Milo ban? Ummm, the people who support banning Milo will never vote Liberal anyway.

  177. Zatara:

    Not a govt army, a militia of citizens. Bubbas with rifles who can say not no but [email protected] no.

    When I declare the new nation of Norstralia, every person over 16 will become part of the Irregular Militia. They will be required to own a handgun and a rifle.
    Everyone can have an AK47, or M16/M4. Or whatever.
    MG 42, .50 cal MG will need to have a psychological profile – available in Weeties Boxes.
    Sorry, no nukes, Virginia Class subs.

  178. Zatara

    Meanwhile, Vietnamese militias and special operatives launched deadly raids and ambushes on PLA supply lines, and rear-area night attacks intended to trick Chinese artillery into firing on their own troops.

    The Vietnamese have been invaded by the Chinese for centuries, and have kicked their ass every time.

    There was a colonial interlude, and a freedom fighting effort after.

    Then China tried invading in 1979 and got their ass kicked again ( the Viets had some good practice matches)

    Look at is as you want, we were there to help them. In the long run it worked.

  179. Cassie of Sydney

    “having all the insight and perceptiveness of a corpse”

    Yes, that’s a perfect description of the Stupid Fucking Liberals.

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    Milo banned. A significant victory for the thugs on the Left schooled in the tactics of Antifa. Also a tacit admission by Canberra that the police cannot, or will not do what is required of them in keeping public order.

  181. Zatara

    Winston, the point is, bring the ammo for it and welcome.

    That’s a militia.

  182. Atoms for Peace

    Is it just me, but does Plibbers seem to be getting more air time than usual ?

  183. that the police cannot, or will not do what is required of them

    VikPol fulfill the role of Dan’s personal storm troopers and are armed and black shirted accordingly.

  184. DrBeauGan

    Yeah. Methinks it will take something of the scale of US independence/civil war to sort it out.

    Just downhill from here.

    This is why I favour hanging the political class from lamp-posts.

    I have a distinct intuition that exchanging your sanity for membership of the elite will be far less attractive when the elite are dangling. Or, to keep Percy content, have their heads on pikes.

  185. 1735099

    The Vietnamese have been invaded by the Chinese for centuries and kicked their ass every time

    And the Japanese, and the French, and the Americans….

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    It was only in Victoria where the significant protests against Milo occurred. There wasn’t a major protest in Sydney and the police here in NSW kept the small protest very well contained. I cannot believe this….and as for Milo being anti-Semitic…sorry I have to laugh…being J**ish myself I happen to know an J** hater when I see one.

    Milo is halachically J**ish and very proud of his J**ish ancestry.

  187. Atoms for Peace

    Quite a few of the paramedics having to upgrade their driver’s license to LR (light rigid class)
    to allow them to drive the vehicles used for transporting our larger friends

  188. notafan

    Victorian site was bad decision easy for antifa and then locals from the housing commission joined in (usual suspects)

    Milo should have picked somewhere in the mid south east with limited public transport options

  189. Leo G

    An energy intensive catalyst alloy of hard-to handle exotic metals, working in an aqueous solution, slowly uses more energy than was generated by the C=>CO2 reaction in the first place to produce flakes of carbon with interesting surface properties.
    Will receive huge grants for sure.

    I have a dream … windfarms supplying energy to lithium battery storage, inturn supplying CO2 to carbon catalytic convertors, in turn supplying the carbon to coal generators, all with a complete ban on fossil fuel use. The gold standard in electrical energy generation.
    Self-contained energy farms in a one-industry economy- a government regulator’s wet dream.

  190. Zatara

    The Vietnamese have been invaded by the Chinese for centuries and kicked their ass every time

    And the Japanese, and the French, and the Americans….

    Oh, and you.

  191. Zatara

    Or is your memory failing?

  192. Doc Beaugan:

    Or, to keep Percy content, have their heads on pikes.

    Good man, that Percy.
    Fair, too.

  193. Ivan Denisovich

    And the Japanese, and the French, and the Americans….

    Bob, any thoughts on this?:

    Let me present my original view. The Americans made three catastrophic mistakes: 1. They sent ten times as many troops as were needed. 2. They sent them to the wrong country. And, 3. They forgot to keep what they were doing secret. Instead, they actually encouraged a media extravaganza, which their enemy joyfully exploited…………………..

    The war could have been won, before Nixon even came to office, had the Americans sent their best-trained soldiers into Laos, to cut off the Ho Chi Minh Trail; while making frequent irritating incursions into North Vietnam itself, underground as well as over. Bombing should have been restricted to unambiguously military targets, avoiding pain to non-combatants. (Food drops to them would have made more sense.) The chief immediate task was, however, to prevent the Communists from inserting and supplying a guerrilla army in the South.

    We had many natural allies in this task, including: 1. The Hmong and all other tribal interests throughout this mountainous terrain. 2. The Vietnamese in the South, more than a million of whom were already refugees from the North. And, 3. The Vietnamese in the North, suffering under a totalitarian dictatorship.

    Now, the endgame should have been Vietnamese reunification after regime collapse in Hanoi. For in war, you never play for a draw. Unless, of course, you are a commander of that third sort

    https://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2017/05/25/vietnam-revisited/

  194. dover_beach

    Milo should have picked somewhere in the mid south east with limited public transport options

    Area just north of Chadstone up to Burwood to the right of Warrigal Rd. Very limited public transport.

  195. dover_beach

    Hmm, who would I like to demonize if I was determined to liberalize abortion and make it more readily available? Hmmm.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    George Pell faces spending more than three months in jail before he can appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys.

    June 5 and 6 have been set down as the days the disgraced cardinal can challenge his conviction in the state’s highest court. The appeal, likely to be heard by three judges, will be heard days before Pell’s 78th birthday.

  197. Steve trickler

    Worthy of playing to high school students, 2019.



  198. notafan

    and no commission towers either

  199. DrBeauGan

    Good man, that Percy.
    Fair, too.

    Very sound. Solid judgment. I shall be relying on him to source the pikes.

  200. dover_beach

    June 5 and 6 have been set down as the days the disgraced cardinal can challenge his conviction in the state’s highest court. The appeal, likely to be heard by three judges, will be heard days before Pell’s 78th birthday.

    He’s born in the same month as me. What a lovely coincidence.

  201. Pathetic to ban Milo. No guts whatsoever. Another massive failure by VICPOL.

    I am sorry but it is time the rest of Australia breaks away from VIC before gets infected. Should also consider travel bans.

  202. dover_beach

    That too notafan.

  203. 1735099

    The Vietnamese would still be fighting now if Saigon hadn’t fallen in 1975. The only mistake the Yanks made was getting involved in the first place.

  204. dover_beach

    By VICPOL.? Did they lobby the feds?

  205. Zatara

    Ivan Denisovich

    The war ended the night the US mined all of the North Vietnamese harbours.

    It could have been done 10 years before and saved who knows how many lives.

    Don’t trust a General to fight your wars? Bullshit, don’t trust a politician who hasn’t a clue.

  206. Old Lefty

    Cassie prompts a further thought: watch out for the anti-Semitic dogwhistling in Kooyong. The Greens, and their propaganda mills in the ABC and Fairfax, have it down to a fine art – just ask Michael Danby.

    A J**ish acquaintance tells me Yarragrad has reached the stage where some of her family there are afraid to go the synagogue.

  207. Old Lefty

    From Gerard Henderson’s latest column:

    ‘The media pile-on against Pell even continued when the jury was hearing evidence in his trial. On November 28 last year, Chief Judge Peter Kidd expressed concern that, despite a suppression order, Melbourne University Publishing had circulated a media ­release advising that Milligan’s anti-Pell polemic, Cardinal,had won a people’s choice award. This was quickly withdrawn on the ­instructions of the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions.

    At this time Milligan tweeted about her book, which was suppressed for legal reasons. Her tweet was welcomed by Fitz­Simons. Whereupon Hinch ­re-tweeted the Milligan and FitzSimons missives. These tweets were also removed. But not before some of Australia’s best-known personalities — including Hinch, a senator for ­Victoria, had commented favourably on social media about Cardinal while R v George Pell was before the jury.

    Last year the Court of Appeal threatened to refer three Turnbull government ministers for possible contempt charges because they had criticised the Supreme Court’s sentencing decisions. Yet the perceived prejudicial actions of MUP were determined not to interfere with the appeal.

    Further, the potentially prejudicial actions of Milligan, Fitz­Simons and Hinch were not sufficient to abort a live trial.

    Hmmm…. Why am I not surprised?

  208. Ivan Denisovich

    The Vietnamese would still be fighting now if Saigon hadn’t fallen in 1975.

    So they were undefeatable?

  209. Geriatric Mayfly

    Taxpayer-funded abortions will be offered in public hospitals as part of an election pledge to be outlined by Labor today.

    Boatloads of randy Muslim sires and their fecund foursomes will make up for the declining Aussie demographic.

  210. calli

    I shall be relying on him to source the pikes.

    I still have my Bunnings trade account. I can do a deal. Mates’ rates.

  211. Zatara

    The Vietnamese would still be fighting now if Saigon hadn’t fallen in 1975.

    And if you weren’t a …. then you’d be an …. (nah too easy).

  212. Dover Beach:

    June 5 and 6 have been set down as the days the disgraced cardinal can challenge his conviction in the state’s highest court.

    The planned and actual dates of the D Day landings and the Liberation of Europe from the Fascists.
    Good omen.

  213. DrBeauGan

    I still have my Bunnings trade account. I can do a deal. Mates’ rates.

    Sounds good, Calli. We’ll let you pick the heads to go on them.

  214. Leo G

    June 5 and 6 have been set down as the days the disgraced cardinal can challenge his conviction in the disgraced state’s highest court.

    FIFY

  215. Zatara

    The Vietnamese would still be fighting now if Saigon hadn’t fallen in 1975.

    How exactly would that have worked?

    Go ahead, impress us.

  216. Slayer of Memes

    Islamist inmate screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabs two guards in ‘terror incident’ during wife’s conjugal visit to French prison where he is serving 28 years for killing J*wish Holocaust survivor

    Let’s bring more of these kinds of people here… I mean, what could POSSIBLY go wrong….

    Notorious killer, gang founder and ISIS supporter Bassam Hamzy has his sentence for bashing a prison officer quashed – because the judge says his jail conditions are enough punishment

    Oh…

  217. So they were undefeatable?

    Read the history…….

  218. dover_beach

    I wonder how many criminal cases head to committal hearing, let alone trial, on the basis of the complainant’s accusation alone? And how this could form the basis alone to a verdict of beyond reasonable doubt? And then you have at least 25 exculpatory testimonies that contradict the complaint’s accusation. I can understand why Richter is astonished and angry, and why Faine, et al. refuse to consider each of these points, because to do so makes the verdict appear as what it is: incredible and a travesty.

  219. calli

    We’ll let you pick the heads to go on them.

    Nah. To kind. Sharpen them with Bowie knives to leave lots of splinters.

  220. Ivan Denisovich

    Read the history…….

    I’ll take that as a yes unless you say otherwise.

  221. How exactly would that have worked?

    Ho’s view –

    You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.

    That’s why the “body count” notion was a failure.
    It was both an attempt by McNamara to set a data point, and an example of how little the US military knew about guerrilla warfare in general, and the Vietnamese in particular.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Add to that, Dover, how many single witness trials end with a 10:2 jury vote to acquit, and the DPP chooses to back up?
    Followed to it’s logical (?) conclusion it only required one blocking guilty vote at any number of trials until the jury lottery delivers them enough ABC tainted jurors to get a result.

  223. Ivan Denisovich

    ……a yes from you unless……….

  224. Zatara

    The Vietnamese would still be fighting now if Saigon hadn’t fallen in 1975. </blockqu

    Dear God, the stupidity burns.

    When Saigon fell in 1975 the war was over.

    maybe you didn't get the note.

  225. dover_beach

    Add to that, Dover, how many single witness trials end with a 10:2 jury vote to acquit, and the DPP chooses to back up?

    Indeed, the scales of justice had a little more than a finger tilting the scale.

  226. Slayer of Memes

    Add to that, Dover, how many single witness trials end with a 10:2 jury vote to acquit, and the DPP chooses to back up?
    Followed to it’s logical (?) conclusion it only required one blocking guilty vote at any number of trials until the jury lottery delivers them enough ABC tainted jurors to get a result.

    Add to that VicPol sent the same brief to the DPP office THREE TIMES before the DPP finally folded and took the matter to court…

    No new evidence was added after the first or second attempts… Just kept sending the same file back until the DPP caved…

    Now compare that to how VicPol treated the allegations against a ‘senior Labor figure’…

    #ItIsAMystery

  227. calli

    Dover, in the circles I inhabit, the Pell trial is seen as a purely Catholic thing.

    Once I pull out the cluebat, the faces and attitudes change rapidly. There is hope.

  228. Geriatric Mayfly

    March, April, May. The wheels at the Appeals’ Court grind awful slow.

  229. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2951967, posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:17 pm
    Dover, in the circles I inhabit, the Pell trial is seen as a purely Catholic thing.

    Once I pull out the cluebat, the faces and attitudes change rapidly. There is hope.

    Those are insalubrious circles, Calli. It’s not a Catholic thing, it’s a Justice thing.

  230. Slayer of Memes

    @Georgebakhos1
    @GeorgeBakhos1

    Who is the best female Olympic athlete of all time ?

    4:39 pm – 6 Mar 2019

    Slayer of Memes
    @SlayerofMemes
    Replying to @GeorgeBakhos1

    Past, Present, or Future?

    Past: Betty Cuthbert

    Present: Laura Kenny

    Future: some bloke who idenitifies as ‘female’ because (s)he couldn’t cut it in men’s sport…

    6:07 pm – 6 Mar 2019

    Change My Mind.

  231. Geriatric Mayfly

    I shall be relying on him to source the pikes.

    For close combat mace can stove in even the thickest head.

  232. Nick

    March, April, May. The wheels at the Appeals’ Court grind awful slow.

    Gives defense time to prepare, too

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